Congratulations to Mr. Peter Rook and Mr. Stanley Johnson, winners of the High School Principal Association’s 2021 Educator of the Year Award. The awards recognize the devotion of veteran and novice Catholic secondary school educators in the Archdiocese of Washington. They speak to the value we all place on faithful service, excellence, best practices, and innovations in Catholic secondary school teaching.
Co-ed, Infants through Kindergarten
Nurturing growth for a strong educational foundation.
All girls, Grades 1-4
Inspiring a lifelong love of learning and giving.
All girls, Grades 5-8
Discovering talents and building confidence.
All girls, Grades 9-12
Cultivating an empowered leader.
Middle School drama teacher Rick Westerkamp has joined the cast of the Olney Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. A double-major in Dance and Theatre from George Washington University, Mr. Rick has performed for most of his life. Since he was four years old, competing in dance competitions across his home state of New Jersey. Through dance, Mr. Rick found other opportunities to perform on stage, appearing in many school productions, and once he started voice lessons, he added musical theater to his forté as well.
In celebration of National STEM day, we were thrilled to welcomed back several alumnae in STEM fields. We had four impressive women on the panel:
- Laura Linville ‘06, Chief Resident in Oncology and Hematology at George Washington University
- Madeline McCormick ’11, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Trades Manager at Whiting-Turner Contracting
- Jillian Perry ‘19, Junior at UMBC, majoring in Biology and minoring in Economics as part of a pre-med track and in the Meyerhoff Scholar program
- Toni Rodriguez Roberts ‘92, Special Assistant in the FBI IT Infrastructure Division
Congratulations to the Stone Ridge Cross Country Team. At the ISL Varsity Championships, the Gators had a strong finish coming it at 3rd place out of 15 teams. Katherine Strong '22 (1st place), Maria DiBari '22 (9th), and Bridget Mullery '25 (19th) earned all league honors. Madeline Espinosa '24 (30th), Emily Espinosa '24 (42nd), Rachael Henske '25 (45th), and Hallie Stallings '22 (47th) rounded out the Varsity squad. Katherine's win is the first individual league XC victory in Stone Ridge history. Way to go Katherine! The team score of 98 points was the third best in Stone Ridge history. Link to full Varsity results.
Gisele Sonnier '23: Democracy Summer
Politics has shown up as an interest throughout Gisele Sonnier's '23 life. Her curriculum vitae is stacked with experiences assisting in local political campaigns and a growing book list on political theory. After spending six weeks in the Democracy Summer Program as a Jamie Raskin for Congress fellow, her love for public service has grown. The theme for this summer's program was Protecting Voting Rights. Gisele split her time between working on Congressman Raskin's campaign and participating in National Democracy Summer School. She helped raise funds for the campaign through phone banking, canvassing, and other outreach to the constituents