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As participants in the 54th Annual North American Invitational Model United Nations conference, 29 Visitation Model U.N. club members expanded their global and governmental knowledge and public speaking skills.
Annie Ryan ’17 and Annemarie Dougherty ’18 earned recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
The school’s designs for an upgraded St. Joseph’s Hall received final approval from the District, bringing these exciting plans one step closer to fruition. Once completed, the enhancements will greatly expand opportunities on campus.
On Thurs., Feb. 16, students, parents, faculty, and Sisters packed the Nolan Center to watch the No. 13 Cubs play the No. 11 Holy Child Tigers.
Katie McNerney '93 was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar and is now attending the program's executive-style education series, intended for leaders who share a commitment to helping solve society’s greatest challenges.
Neuroscientist and Visitation science teacher Dr. Nancy Cowdin addressed the student body this week about the scientific benefits of sleep and discussed how it affects memory, emotions, and learning.
During Religion II’s study of Islam, two Georgetown University chaplains who are Muslim spoke to the sophomores during an optional lunch series exploring what Pope Francis has called “the Culture of Encounter.”
Allison LeHanka ’17 won the Joseph Adams Senior Scholarship, which awards her $1,000 for her first year in college. Virginia Kane ’18 won the Bertie Green Travel Award, giving her an all-expenses paid trip to Guatemala. Both honors were awarded by the national Spanish Honor Society.
Maeve Carroll ’18 reached 1,000 career points at Visitation at the Jan. 19 match against Sidwell Friends. Coach Mike McCarthy reached 500 Visitation career wins at Feb. 7 ’s game versus Stone Ridge.
Seven women, including three alumnae, from various engineering fields spoke to juniors about their career journeys, challenges, and successes. The students were surprised to learn that being an engineer could lead so many different directions.
Eric Chalfin’s Algebra class simulated businesses and consumers in order to learn about markup and profits.
On Jan. 30, the entire school gathered to honor student achievements from the fall semester. The gathering fell during the Archdiocese of Washington’s Catholic Schools Week.
At this year’s Rosemary Hannan Mother-Daughter Book Talk on Tues., Jan. 17, acclaimed journalist Cokie Roberts discussed her recent work “Capital Dames,” which explores the lives and contributions of area women during the Civil War—including several Visitation alumnae.
The Visi for Life Club celebrated its cause all week, leading up to the Archdiocesan Mass & Rally for Life. The week also included guest speakers and a visit from students who attend Minnesota’s Visitation School.
Juniors in Kati Hylden Kruger '99’s Honors Pre-Calculus class hosted a functions conference, which showcased their knowledge about mathematical functions. Each student became an expert on one function and created a poster presentation about it.
Cross Country Coach Kevin Hughes has been named the 2016 D.C. High School Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. This is the second time he has been awarded this honor.
As 2008 CNN Hero of the Year, Liz McCartney '90 was featured on "CNN SuperHero: Above and Beyond" in December 2016. After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, Liz founded SBP, now a nationally recogized nonprofit and leader in disaster recovery.
The Ice Cubs outscored Holy Cross 10-1 at the Director’s Cup, the only girls'-team match-up of the all-boys’ National Capital Hockey Tournament (or Purple Puck).
Seniors in the Macroeconomics class visited New York City’s Financial District, which included tours of the New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs offices, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York City.
A team of Visitation students and counterparts in Ghana were named one of three finalists in the World Smarts STEM Challenge. The competition partnered and challenged groups of students from the two countries to create solutions to global problems.
Three Visitation athletes in three sports were named to the Washington Post’s All-Met athletic teams for the fall 2016 season.
At this year's Rosemary Hannan Mother-Daughter Book Talk on Tues., Jan. 17, celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts will discuss her recent book "Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington." All members of the extended Visitation family are invited to this free event.
All of us at Georgetown Visitation wish all of you a very, very merry Christmas! Please enjoy a special video Christmas greeting from the Visitation Sisters, who pray for each of us every day of the year.
On Dec. 13, the President’s Council Vespers Service celebrated four members of the school community for their exemplary dedication to Visitation: past Board member Katie McNerney ’93, veteran teachers Claire Brinkmann and Christy Joria, and parent/past Board member Gabriela Smith.
Five members of the Robotics Club placed 8th out of 22 teams in the FIRST Tech Challenge using a robot that the group created.
Seven teachers and staff attended the People of Color Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools.
Fall sports teams garnered accolades and racked up championships this year, confirming again that Visitation athletics is full of talent, teamwork, and grit.
Hannah Thomas ’17 is featured in November’s “The Progressive Farmer” magazine for creating a water quality app. The app was part of her 2016 DC STEM Fair project, “Know Your Numbers: Using mobile technology to measure efficacy of the natural resources conservation service program.”
The 2016 “Georgetowner” student literary magazine and 2015-2016 “Wicket” student newspaper have been named Gold Medalists by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
During the Fall Signing Period, 10 seniors in six sports committed to playing their sport at the college level.
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Founded in 1799 in Washington, D.C., Georgetown Visitation is a college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. We are rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition, and are committed to educating young women from diverse backgrounds.