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  • 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.

  • Orozco Discusses Childhood in Cuba to Senior History Classes

    Posted February 6, 2015

    Orchestra Director Jorge Orozco spoke with two senior history classes about his life growing up in Cuba under a totalitarian regime. Students eagerly listened to Jorge’s story and then asked him many questions.

  • Hughes Named D.C. Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year

    Posted February 5, 2015

    Coach Kevin Hughes was named the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association’s inaugural High School Coach of the Year for D.C.

  • Juniors Visit the Holocaust Museum

    Posted February 5, 2015

    As part of junior-year religion class and discussions about human dignity, the Class of 2016 visited the Holocaust Museum Wednesday, where they were moved and disturbed by what they saw.

  • AP Government Students Explore Capitol Hill

    Posted January 30, 2015

    This week, the AP American Government class traveled to Capitol Hill for a tour of the Capitol and an event featuring Speaker John Boehner as part of National School Choice Week. Marguerite Conley ’86 helped make the trip possible.

  • No. 4 Basketball Team Defeats No. 7 National Cathedral

    Posted January 30, 2015

    Going into Thursday’s game, both Visitation and National Cathedral were undefeated in conference play. Read the Washington Post’s report on the victory.

  • First Semester Success Celebrated at Academic Convocation

    Posted January 29, 2015

    On Jan. 26, the school community gathered to honor student achievements from the fall semester.

  • Visitation Celebrates Feast of St. Francis de Sales with Mass, Sr. Ann Kateri ’95 Reflection

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Fr. Ed confirms “love, actually” is all around during Mass for the Feast of St. Francis de Sales. Following Mass, Sr. Ann Kateri (Katherine Hamm ’95) reflected on her journey of being called to serve the Lord.

  • Students Celebrate Respect for Life Week

    Posted January 22, 2015

    Visitation’s Respect for Life Club holds its annual Respect for Life week around the March for Life and Conference for Life. The Club also organized a coffeehouse to raise awareness of pro-life issues and collect donations for St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families.

  • Alums, Students Participate in MLK, Jr. National Day of Service

    Posted January 21, 2015

    On Jan. 19 in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, 30 alumnae, 18 of their children, nine current students and five Sisters assembled breakfast bags for Catholic Charities’ Cup of Joe.

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