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  • Juniors Selected for Virginia Governor's Schools

    Posted April 24, 2015

    Margaret Lindsay '16 has been selected to participate in the Virginia Governor's 2015 French Academy during the summer of 2015. And Jessica McHenry '16 has been selected for the Virginia Governor's School for voice.

  • Students Ask ‘Where Is the Love?’ on Diversity Day

    Posted April 24, 2015

    Diversity Day 2015 highlighted two topics active in the media today: racism in America and violence against women. Kaleidoscope Multicultural Club members planned the day of learning and discussion for the entire school.

  • Sophomores Visit Ireland as Part of School's Exchange Program

    Posted April 17, 2015

    After hosting their Irish “sisters” in the fall, 16 sophomores traveled to Ireland in late March to complete their Irish Exchange experience.

  • Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering in South Dakota

    Posted April 17, 2015

    Eight students and two staff members volunteered on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, over spring break. The group worked as teachers’ aides in a Catholic elementary school and learned about life on a Native American reservation.

  • Friskey ’16 Wins Archdiocese John Carroll Essay Contest

    Posted April 17, 2015

    Samantha Friskey ’16 won first place in the Archdiocese of Washington’s John Carroll Society Essay Competition. In her essay, she discussed how the Archdiocese promotes and disseminates Catholic Social Teaching.

  • Basketball Coach, Winter Athletes Earn All-Met Honors

    Posted April 15, 2015

    Varsity Basketball Coach Mike McCarthy was named Coach of the Year by the Washington Post’s All-Met. Several basketball players and indoor track runners also earned All-Met, All-League, and All-State honors.

  • French Honor Society Inducts New Members

    Posted April 9, 2015

    Visitation’s French Honor Society welcomed 23 new members on March 31. The Spanish Honor Society previously inducted its new members.

  • Basketball Players Named to DCSAA All-State Teams

    Posted April 9, 2015

    Alexis Gray ’16 was named the D.C. State Athletic Association Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year. Kate Delaney ’15 was selected for the First Team, and Maddy Reed ’16 to the Second Team.

  • Holy Week Prayer Service Reflects on Christ’s Last Seven Words

    Posted April 1, 2015

    In a Holy Week Prayer Service, students, faculty, and staff gathered to reflect on the last seven words/phrases of Christ. A faculty member discussed the meaning of each phrase in their personal journey and how it is relevant today.

  • Winter Athletes Bring Home Two State Championships

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Both the Varsity Basketball and Indoor Track teams won the D.C. State Athletic Association championship. Basketball also won the ISL, and the Swim and Dive team had a solid season.

  • Fink ’15 and Juniors Honored with Service Awards

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Harriet Fink ’15 was honored as the D.C. Secondary School Prudential Spirit of Community Award runner-up based on her service work. A group of five juniors also raised more than $27,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign and earned the Community Outreach Award.

  • Two Students Earn National Spanish Honors

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Maggie Lavoie ’17 was awarded the National Spanish Exam’s Global Citizen Scholarship. Grace Amorosi ’16 won the Spanish Honor Society’s Bertie Green Travel Award.

  • ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ On Stage This Weekend

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Visitation’s Masqueraders will present “Bye Bye Birdie” on March 27, 28, and 29. Cast and crew have been working hard for months to create this wonderful performance. Purchase tickets now!

  • 40 Alumnae Inspire Juniors on Career Day

    Posted March 20, 2015

    For Junior Career Day, 40 alumnae came back to 35th Street to discuss college, their careers, Visitation’s impact, and the twists along the way. Keynote speaker Alison Kenworthy ’02 advised students to find their passion and be persistent.

  • Macroeconomics Class Learns in New York City

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Twenty-nine seniors in the Macroceonomics elective visited the New York Stock Exchange and The Wall Street Journal to learn how the subject is applied in everyday life. They also visited the 9/11 Memorial.

  • Six Students Present Papers at ADW Academic Symposium

    Posted March 13, 2015

    Six students presented papers at the Archdiocese of Washington High School Principals Association’s Academic Symposium to peers from 10 other schools. Their topics included religion, war propaganda, and original scientific research.

  • Dropulic ’15 Named a Bethesda Magazine Extraordinary Teen

    Posted March 13, 2015

    Science-focused Adriana Dropulic ’15 has been named a Bethesda Magazine Extraordinary Teen, along with 11 other local high school students. Extraordinary Teen profiles can be found in the March/April edition of the magazine, on newsstands now.

  • Varsity Basketball Wins DCSAA State Championship

    Posted March 11, 2015

    On March 10, the Varsity Basketball team triumphed over St. John’s in the DC State Athletic Association Championship.

  • Best Buddies Club Fights to 'End the Word'

    Posted March 5, 2015

    Best Buddies celebrated “Spread the Word to End the Word” Day on March 4. The club encouraged students and faculty to sign the “End the Word” pledge and held a lunch meeting with both a Best Buddies Ambassador and radio host Tommy McFly.

  • School Spirit Shines During Gold-White

    Posted March 5, 2015

    “Brothers Grimm” Gold took on “Who Lives in a Pineapple” White during the winter Gold-White Pep Rally and Basketball Game. (Quiz Bowl was postponed due to snow.)

  • Foreign Language Week Spreads International Culture

    Posted March 5, 2015

    The Foreign Language Department hosted Foreign Language Week March 2-6. Through art projects, music, and treats, the department spread Spanish, French, Greek, and Roman culture beyond the classroom. During the week, a junior won a prestigious Spanish travel award.

  • Students, Faculty Attend Poetry Reading Together

    Posted February 27, 2015

    Four students and four faculty members enjoyed dinner together, followed by the poetry of Rae Armantrout at the Phillips Gallery. This was the year’s first Dinner for Eight, which gathers students and faculty for literary experiences outside the classroom.

  • Spanish Honor Society Inducts New Members

    Posted February 26, 2015

    Visitation’s Spanish Honor Society welcomed 42 new members this week. The French Honor Society induction ceremony was postponed due to weather.

  • Students Perform in Grandparents’ Day Program (PHOTO GALLERY)

    Posted February 20, 2015

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, students welcomed their grandparents to campus for a love-themed assembly and reception. Grandparents and granddaughters enjoyed a showcase of dancing, singing, reflection, and performing.

  • Opportunities for Lenten Reflection

    Posted February 20, 2015

    Visitation offers its students, teachers, and community a variety of ways to connect more deeply to God throughout this Lenten season.

  • Students Earn Honors at National Model United Nations Conference

    Posted February 20, 2015

    Visitation’s Model United Nations Club participated in the four-day North American Invitational Model United Nations conference. Two Visitation students were honored for their outstanding efforts among the 3,000 participants.

  • Steffaney Wood '15, the 2013-2014 "Wicket" editor, led her staff to a NSPA First-Class finish.

    'Wicket' Earns First-Class Honors from National Scholastic Press Association

    Posted February 12, 2015

    "The Wicket" student newspaper claimed First-Class Honors for 2013-2014 from the National Scholastic Press Association. The staff also received a mark of distinction for leadership, with a perfect score in the category.

  • Financial Consultant Speaks to Senior Math Class

    Posted February 12, 2015

    Financial consultant and past parent Alma Angotti spoke with the Trigonometry and Advanced Math Topics class about stocks, bonds, preventing money laundering and her time as a consultant on “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

  • Indoor Track Wins DCSAA State Championship

    Posted February 11, 2015

    Visitation’s Winter Track team sprinted past the competition to win the DC State Athletics Association Championship on Feb. 10.

  • Two Seniors Honored by National Field Hockey Coaches Association

    Posted February 11, 2015

    Maggie Molloy ’15 and Addie Zinsner ’15 were named to the 2014 Keith Waldman – Optimal Performance Associates / NFHCA High School National Academic Squad by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

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