Alumnae Return for Career Panel

Alumnae Clarke Jamison ’13, Chelsea Kelly ’07, and Talyne Walsh ’08 visited Fourth Academic students on Tuesday, November 3o as part of an SR Connects Career Panel, connecting current students with alumnae. From playing volleyball to being in theater productions and taking a photography class, the trio shared their favorite Stone Ridge experiences that helped shape who they are today. 

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Teachers Earn Well Deserved Teacher of the Year Awards

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.

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Mr. Rick Performs in the Beauty and the Beast

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.

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Alumnae in STEM Panel

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
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Summer Opportunities Raise Student Voices

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

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Gators Beat Blood Cancer Team Places 5th

The Gators Beat Blood Cancer (GBBC) team was recognized this week for their phenomenal fundraising efforts for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Washington DC Chapter’s Students of the Year campaign. The team was first runner-up for DC and placed 5th out of 1,099 teams nationwide for raising $262,000 last year.

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We Speak Your Names Prayer Service

Middle and Upper School students participated in the annual “We Speak Your Names” prayer service in their advisory groups and assembly this morning, respectively. “We Speak Your Names” is a solemn time when the names of enslaved people who were bought and sold by the Society of the Sacred Heart in Louisiana at Grand Coteau, St. Michael's Convent, and the School of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in Natchitoches are read aloud.

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