Inspired by her father's fluency in Arabic, Nancy O'Gara '20 began studying Arabic last summer as part of the Middlebury Language Initiative program. This year, applying to the U.S. Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, she received a scholarship to study Arabic over the summer.
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My favorite thing about Visi is the atmosphere that the teachers, students, and campus create. The teachers here care so much about the individual growth of each student and go out of their way to make each class fun and interesting. The students make me feel like I am part of one big family. Everyone is very welcoming and kind. Finally, the atmosphere that the campus creates makes this whole high-school experience so much better. Charlotte '20
From the Catholic Standard: For senior Nicole Rivas, the past few years at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., have led her from the soccer field to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and even all the way to France to study abroad. As she wraps up her school year, Rivas said that one of the biggest lessons she takes with her is to go forward without fear.
Junior Isabel Pinnell took third place in the Archdiocese of Washington's annual John Carroll Society Margaret Mary Missar High School Essay Competition. Isabel's essay, focusing on Catholics' call to act as vessels of hope, earned her a $500 scholarship.
AP Government teacher Daniel Petri's students were among the first to take AP exams; in the two weeks that followed, his class got real-life perspectives on politics and government in action from special guest visitors.
Kiera Dent ‘20 is on a mission to uncover the hidden mysteries of the universe. Last month, Kiera was awarded the National Merit Raytheon Scholarship, sponsored by Raytheon Company which, according to its website, “supports educational initiatives that inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and business professionals.”