stone Ridge News
Every March Bethesda Magazine picks teens from the area that are extraordinary. Our own Stone Ridge girl, Nayantara Mukerji ’17, was selected this year. According to Kathleen Glynn-Sparrow, her college counselor, “She’s really a Renaissance woman who excels in all areas.” Pick up the March/April today to read more about Nayantara, or wait until the online version is out in May.
Bethesda Magazine began searching for top teens annually in 2010. Nayantara is our fifth Stone Ridge girl to be recognized as a Top Teen! Every year SR has a talented young lady (sometimes more than one a year) that we nominate for this Award. Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. We are thrilled Bethesda Magazine recognizes some of our best!
Past Top Teens were:
Alice Felker ’16 March /April 2016 issue
Hallie Martin ’14 March /April 2014 issue
Katherine Kiernan ’12 March /April 2012 issue
Cynthia Betubiza ’10 March /April 2010 issue
Music Teacher Elizabeth Cunha and her Silver Strings Suzuki Studio partnered with the Washington Suzuki Strings for a musical performance at the Cherry Blossom Festival on the ANA stage at the tidal basin on March 21, 2017. Stone Ridge students who performed were Roxy Harding ’27, Claire Keyes ’25, and Claudia Mahoubi ’25, as well as Mrs. Cunha’s children Mollie and Steven.
The Suzuki Method for teaching violin consists of listening, repetition, motivation, and encouragement. The primary goal is to nurture not only the child’s musical abilities but also the total human being. Suzuki philosophy is about more than music. Students experience the joy of becoming a violinist as a result of dedicated study, and thus become a better person.
On March 10, students from Stone Ridge and Landon sponsored a faculty basketball game which raised $5,921 for Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. The money will provide surgeries for kids with cleft lip and palate, helping improve their speech, eating, and self-confidence.
Student co-leaders Katie Bellaschi '17 and Kiwi Crowley '17 helped organize the Stone Ridge faculty team. The basketball game is a Stone Ridge/Landon tradition! Thanks to all who were involved for supporting this very worthwhile cause.
Operation Smile Student leaders
Stone Ridge Team
Stone Ridge Equestrian had a great day at the last show of the 2016-2017 season. Competing in the Invitational on a very cold day this past weekend, all the riders had to be invited back by earning enough points throughout the season. According to Coach Heidi Johnson, "I was impressed by how well our girls finished competing against the best of the best!"
For the Varsity Team, Charlotte MacBride had beautiful rides on a horse named Peter Rabbit in the Intermediate Division. She placed 2nd and 4th in her flat classes, and she got a 4th in jumping.
For the JV Team, Ella Nascone rode a challenging little pony in the Future Intermediate division, which was full of great riders. She earned a 6th in her flat class and a 4th in jumping. Casey White finished out the day also riding Peter Rabbit in the Novice division and placed 4th and 5th in her flat classes and 6th in her jumping class.
Stone Ridge had a great day and an incredibly successful year competing in the Inter-School Horse Show Series for the very first time!
Our two Grade 4 girls recreational league basketball teams finished the season with a combined 15-1 record, with our Gold team undefeated at 8-0 and our Orange team ending the season 7-1. The young Gators play in the Montgomery County Recreational Basketball League. Led by our dedicated parent coaches Carl Mayfield, Gregory Coleman, Steve Mullery, and Brian Friel, the teams are showing impressive skills as budding athletes who understand what great teamwork is all about. SR Middle School sports...get ready for these girls! #goSRgators #GatorStrong