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Posted 07/21/2014 10:21AM
Carina ’20 and her family went to Italy for a vacation. While in Rome, Carina made time to visit Mater Admirabilis. Mater Admirabilis, or Mother Most Admirable, is on a wall of the Sacred Heart School, Trinitá dei Monti, at the top of Rome's famous Spanish steps. It was painted in 1844 by a young French artist, Sister Pauline Perdreau. Mater was much-loved for its beautiful color, but especially because the image of Mary as a young woman symbolized the qualities St. Madeleine Sophie wanted Sacred Heart students to acquire.

Carina and her family reported that it was a wonderful, touching experience and a highlight of the trip. Sacred Heart students and alumni are compelled to visit this painting if they visit Italy.
Posted 07/18/2014 09:30AM
Katherine Strong ’22 will compete in the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Houston, Texas on July 27, 2014. Katherine qualified for this meet by finishing second in the 9-10 Girls 1500 meter race at the Region 3 Championship in Durham, NC recently with a time of 5:40.42. This will be Katherine’s fourth time competing in the USATF National Junior track & field championships. Katherine runs track and cross country with FPYC Running in Fairfax, VA.

Posted 07/08/2014 02:33PM
Cecilia Cozza ’16 represented Maryland and East West Tae Kwon Do at the USA Taekwondo National Championships and Junior Olympics in San José, CA on July 7. Cecilia competed in the World Class Black Belt Division for ages 15-17.

Cecilia Cozza is in the red jacket
Posted 07/07/2014 10:27AM
Carolina Corredor DeSouza '93 and her daughter Fiona DeSouza '24 ran into Bill Clinton on June 30, while vacationing in Cartagena, Colombia.

Posted 06/16/2014 12:22PM

In 2013 the SR Golf Club was formed with the encouragement of the Kimura family. The team started with four players. During the 2014 season, the team grew to 10 athletes, some were even beginners. The girls made great progress this year. Team captain Arisa Kimura '16 is excited to welcome Alexis DiZinno, a First Academic junior golf champion, to the team for the 2015 season. The club hopes to make a formidable varsity quality team next season.

Arisa Kimura ’16, Ali DiZinno ’18, Jessica Devine ’16, Colin Barnes ’16

Posted 05/15/2014 11:00AM
Olympic Gold Medalist and four-time World Champion swimmer Katie Ledecky of Bethesda, MD, a junior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and a member of the Nation's Capital Swim Club, announced today her verbal commitment to swim for Stanford University's NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Team following completion of her high school education as a member of the Stone Ridge Class of 2015.

"I am thrilled to announce that upon completion of my high school education, I am committed to pursue my college education at Stanford and very much look forward to the opportunity to swim for the Stanford Cardinal women's team in NCAA competition," said Ledecky.  " I am very excited about the educational opportunities that will be available to me at Stanford and to swim for its great NCAA program under the leadership of Coach Greg Meehan and Assistant Coach Tracy Duchac."

Ledecky, an honors student at Stone Ridge, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, and member of the USA Swimming National Team, won an Olympic Gold medal in the 800 Meter Freestyle as a 15-year old at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where she was the youngest member of the entire U.S. Olympic athlete delegation.  Ledecky followed up her Olympic performance by winning four gold medals and breaking two World Records at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona where she became the first American woman ever to win the 400 Meter, 800 Meter, and 1500 Meter Freestyle events in a single World Championship competition.  Among other honors in 2013, Ledecky was named the FINA World Swimmer of the Year, the World and American Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine, USA Swimming's Athlete of The Year, and the U.S. Olympic Committee Sportswoman of the Year.  She has won the USA Swimming Phillips 66 Performance of the Year Award in each of the last two years.  Ledecky trains and swims year-round as a member of the Nation's Capital Swim Club where she is coached by 2013 ASCA Coach of the Year Bruce Gemmell at the club's Georgetown Prep site.

An eight-time National Champion and holder of five American records, Ledecky has also been a leader on Stone Ridge's high school swim team as a three-time varsity letter winner coached by Bob Walker.  Ledecky has been a ten-time NISCA High School All-American and holds the overall National High School Records in the 200 Yard and 500 Yard freestyle events, and was a member of the 2012-13 Stone Ridge team that captured the Independent School League championship title with an undefeated league season.  Twice named the Washington Post All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Ledecky will be one of three captains of the Stone Ridge swim team next winter during her senior year at Stone Ridge.
 
“Katie’s success as a swimmer and a student are truly exceptional and provides us all with great inspiration,” said Head of School at Stone Ridge Catherine Ronan Karrels ’86. “She has made tremendous contributions at Stone Ridge with her talents, strong faith, self-discipline, courage, and confidence.  Katie will surely thrive at Stanford and in her future pursuits. “
Posted 05/14/2014 02:42PM
Catherine Johnson '18, Hannah Sanghvi '21, and Alexandra Stach '20 were recently honored as some of the brightest young students in the nation at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The Center honored these Stone Ridge girls as participants in the CTY Talent Search, for their exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented second-through-eighth-grade students.
Posted 04/29/2014 11:36AM

The Upper School Theater Department performed the musical One Bad Apple over the weekend. On Saturday, April 26, the playwright, Raphe Beck attended the performance. It was a thrill for the girls to have the writer in attendance, and he asked them all for their autographs.


Sandra Blakeslee (director),Raphe Beck (writer), Anna Cantilena '16 (actor)

Posted 03/19/2013 09:53AM

Tylar Clark ’14 presented her biomedical research poster at the 57th Annual Montgomery County Science Fair held on March 15-16, 2013 at the Food and Drug Administration’s White Oak campus in Silver Spring, MD. ScienceMONTGOMERY is one of the largest science fairs in the U.S. Approximately 400 middle school and high school students participated in the competition and represented 35 public and private schools throughout Montgomery County, MD. The project categories included Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. More than 200 volunteer judges representing many of the area’s premier science, technology and education organizations participated in this year’s competition.

Tylar proposed a new adjuvant therapy for diazepam to help control or prevent epileptic seizures. Her research paper is titled “Pentylenetetrazole-Induced Seizures: The Preventative Role of a Combination of SN-6 and Diazepam.” Tylar received the award of Honorable Mention in the biology category. Congratulations Tylar!


Tylar Clark ’14 and Stone Ridge alumna Dr. Amy C. Richardson ’72, Medical Director, Johns Hopkins University HealthCare.

Posted 03/14/2013 01:12PM
May each of us in the Stone Ridge community pray--as the Pope requested--for our new Holy Father and his ministry as the Church begins a new journey in this Year of Faith.

Read New Pope Francis Elected: Catholics in Bethesda React by Patch.com. Stone Ridge is covered in this article.

Learn more about the new pope in the National Catholic Reporter.


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