Returning to her alma mater Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Sister Mary Bader – the CEO of St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families – spoke at the graduation ceremony for the class of 2022 there, encouraging the students to show others simple daily acts of kindness in a nation and world that needs that virtue.
Wielding a stick, Betty Boatwright has starred in three sports for Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, as a captain for the Cubs’ field hockey, lacrosse and ice hockey teams.
The member of Visitation’s class of 2022 has also been a leader off the playing fields and ice rinks, joining classmates in organizing a pandemic relief effort for health workers, and also earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, that group’s highest honor, for a project encouraging online safety for teens.
Junior Annelise Jefferson and freshman Aria Jefferson were both awarded $500 scholarships through the Knights of Columbus in the District of Columbia.
Tsion Tessema '22 is one of 250 recipients of the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship, a $40,000 college scholarship and a paid summer internship at Amazon following the students’ freshman years. She is the only D.C. student named to the scholarship program, and plans to attend Tufts in the fall to study computer science.
Betty Boatwright ‘22, Louisa Cave ‘22, and Abigail Torres '22 were presented with Girl Scout Gold Awards this spring, having earned the highest honor in Girl Scouts.
Junior Elizabeth Kolesar received first prize for her essay, "Young People and the Church," from the John Carroll Society Margaret Mary Missar High School Essay Competition; Hattie Leasure '23 received an honorable mention from the Society for her submission
The breadth and depth of Visitation’s artistic talent was on display Wednesday afternoon as Art Department Chair Kelli Smith presided over Visitation’s annual Art Show. Faculty, students, and families gathered to appreciate the beautiful works that witness to the skills and perspective students have honed in Ms. Smith’s classes.
On a gorgeous April afternoon in the embrace of the Quadrangle, under Mary’s gentle gaze, the Class of 2023 received their Visitation class rings, stepping forward into their new role as school leaders.
This winter Annie Eager ‘23, Isabel Len ‘23, Regan McGinley ‘23, and Gretchen O’Brien ‘23 dedicated countless hours to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Students of the Year campaign, a seven-week fundraising challenge benefiting LLS’s mission of curing blood cancers.
While this year is a double jubilee year for our founders ~ the 400th anniversary of Francis' death and the 450th anniversary of Jane's birth ~ we also celebrate a double jubilee of Visitation Sisters' Profession! Sr. Loretta celebrates her 60th Jubilee of her Profession of Vows on Monday, April 25th and Sr. Mary Berchmans celebrate her 70th Jubilee of Profession of Vows on Thursday, April 28.
Last week, scores of students of French welcomed students from the Lycee Alexandre Ribot, with whom they have been corresponding through the year, to Visitation.
In mid-March, 13 Visitation students took to the stage of Sheehy Theater with the Gonzaga Dramatic Association in Into the Woods, a musical mash-up of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales (“Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack & the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel,” and “Cinderella”), woven together with the story of a childless baker, his wife, and the witch who has cursed them with this fate.
This week, 16 students who have excelled in their study of the French language were inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français.
On March 15, the Visi4Life club hosted a bake sale to support the Equal Justice Initiative, which is "committed to ... protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society."
Dr. Nancy Cowdin’s neuroscience class is highlighted in a new book Spark: The Life of Electricity and the Electricity of Life, by Dr. Tim Jorgensen. Dr. Jorgensen, a professor of radiation medicine and director of the Health Physics Graduate Program at Georgetown University, applauded Dr. Cowdin and Visitation’s work:
On Thursday, February 24, 2022, the college counseling offices at Visitation and Gonzaga College High School hosted a joint program, the Eye Street Case Study" on Gonzaga's campus. Juniors and their parents reviewed mock admission files to gain a better perspective about the college admissions process. With over 360 students and parents in attendance, the program was a great success. Forty college admission officers led our student and parent sessions, and the night concluded with a college fair. The energy and excitement was real, and attending in person was even better!
This week, over 30 students who have excelled in their study of the Spanish language were inducted into Visitation’s Hispanic Honor Society. An induction ceremony was help on Tuesday, March 8, marking the new members’ formal introduction to the national group. Families, faculty, and peers attended in celebration of the students’ success.
Visitation's famous Gold-White rivalry and celebration was featured on Channel 9 News on Saturday. Thank you to Mr. Dion Wiggins, father of Lauren '22, for showcasing the school!