Ms. Keary, Ms. Ahearn and 11 students traveled to Washington, DC to attend the "Teach-In for Social Justice" conference hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network (a Jesuit non-profit group.) The conference largely focused on the need to reform the immigration system, iissues in Central America, and the environment. Following the weekend conference, the group made their way to Capitol Hill and met with a member of Senator Warren's staff.
Congratulations to all our student-athletes and coaches for being selected for the MIAA District H 2014 Sportsmanship Award! The award was given out today at the 21st Annual MIAA Sportsmanship Summit at Gillette Stadium.
Notre Dame Academy is pleased to announce that we had four student-athletes sign the National Letter of Intent: Lexi Lenaghan, Lacrosse - Hofstra University; Mairead Williams, Lacrosse - University of New Hampshire; Julia Marshall, Track and Field - Northeastern University; Isabella DiMare, Track and Field - College of the Holy Cross.
This September, French Teacher Laura Corkery shared an article with her students about the importance of girls' education around the globe. Annabelle O'Neill '15 was inspired to act when the article noted that just $56 can pay the annual tuition for girls in Afghanistan or the Congo. She asked her classmates to donate $5 each and they made a contribution to the International Rescue Committee.
Track & Field Coach Rick Kates served as meet director for the 40th Annual Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Cross Country Invitational. There were more than 200 teams and 3,700 student athletes. But the gathering was more than just a race. Click on the link above to read more.
We were honored to welcome Yoko Kawashima Watkins, the author of "So Far from the Bamboo Grove," to NDA on Monday. The Cuvilly students read Watkins book this summer. It is the courageous story of how as a young girl she was forced to leave her home in Korea during WWII. The students asked excellent questions and Watkins told them, "Appreciate what has been bestowed upon you." She encouraged them to travel and to be grateful for living in America.