After translating the introduction to a text on philosopher Eric Voegelin from Italian to English last summer, English teacher Dino D’Agata was thrilled to see it printed this month.
This morning was filled with good vib2at1ons as our seniors celebrated the last day of classes, together.
Junior Lili Grant was announced as Gatorade Player of the Year for D.C. Girls Cross Country. The award recognizes athletic and academic excellence, as well as strong character.
Last spring, as Kaleidoscope prepared for Visitation's annual Diversity Day, the coronavirus pandemic threw planning off track. Diversity Day was postponed, and the plan for it - the Defamation Experience play - was up in the air. Diversity & Inclusion co-coordinators Raynetta Jackson-Clay and Peggy Hamilton continued working with "DefEx" to pivot this year's Diversity Day to a virtual experience.
Director of College Counseling Stacy Richardson is quoted in a recent National Association for College Admission Counseling on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice considerations in the college search process.
There’s an old saying in the theater, “The show must go on!” which means no matter what problems or difficulties arise on or backstage, the production continues uninterrupted as the audience eagerly awaits. For the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Masqueraders (the school’s theatrical company), this phrase took on a reimagined significance during the coronavirus pandemic.
Artist Rebecca Kamen returned to Visitation last week through the Women Who Make a Difference Speaker Series sponsored by the St. Jane de Chantal Salesian Center; she spoke about crisis, curiosity, and the creative process. Her work focuses on the intersection between science and art.
Leonor (Nori) Limarzi Ponzio ‘97 was announced as Visitation’s Principal beginning in the new school year. After an extensive search and interview process by the Search Committee (comprising faculty, Board members, administration, and alumnae), Nori was enthusiastically selected from a large pool of candidates.
By Eliza Shearer '24, Wicket Staff Writer
At Visitation, girls are not only striving to achieve success in school, but outside of school in multiple ways. Specifically, some girls have taken up the job of starting small businesses on Instagram. These entrepreneurs exemplify the dedication and perseverance that comes along with balancing a business with all of their other commitments and responsibilities.
The Wicket student newspaper received Gold Medalist status from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and First Class distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association this winter, in recognition of their work last academic year.
Visitation is - as the seniors put it - BA21K! The school kicked off the third trimester by also beginning its two-cohort model, split into juniors/seniors and freshmen/sophomores.
History teacher Daniel Petri was named to the National Constitution Center's first cohort of its Teacher Advisory Council, offering his expertise to improve and create resources for educators across the country.
The Visitation Fathers' Club (VFC) hosted local television and radio personality Hillary Howard (WTOP) for their second Father-Daughter Speaker Series event, a new offering from the VFC this year. They previously hosted C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb in late 2020.
Visi4Life went virtual this year. Pro-life speaker Brandi Swindell of Stanton International spoke to students via Microsoft Teams Live and students attended the now-virtual Mass and rally with the Archdiocese of Washington on Friday.
Cubs for Compassion, a group of juniors focused on serving those in need locally, recently received 1,000 socks from Bombas to donate to area shelters and support those in need.
The Georgetowner literary magazine received Gold Medalist status from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association this fall, in recognition of the spring 2020 edition.
Students in Dr. Mark Pennybacker's Anatomy & Genetics class got a timely crash course on vaccines this winter, just in time for the Covid-19 vaccine distribution to begin.
Seniors Ne'Miya McKnight and Melat Mesfin were two of 1,464 college-bound seniors who were awarded a four-year match scholarship through the QuestBridge program; over 18,500 students applied for match scholarships nationwide. Ne'Miya will attend Tufts University and Melat will matriculate at Princeton University.
It all began in a Visitation history classroom. "Voices of Migrants" interviews immigrants and hosts webinars to share their stories. Their letter writing campaign allows for a pen-pal relationship with a child in Colombia, so you can hear their stories. The team - comprised of seniors Marianna, Sara, Rose Schosinski, Annie Paxton, Carolina Permuy, and Carolina Zubler - write blog posts to educate on immigration issues, to share opinions, and share their own stories.
After hearing an NPR news story on Girl Security, an organization seeking to close the gender gap in the male-dominated space of national security, senior Carolina Permuy pressed "contact" on their website to learn more about their work. Their founder, Lauren Bean Buitta, responded and began a back-and-forth resulting in the organization's first DC event last spring, before Covid-19.