Students in Ms. Attia's AP World History class reflected on National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem, "The Hill We Climb." The students thoughtful reflections analyzed several lines in the poem including "But this doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge our union with purpose” and "If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change, our children’s birthright."
Five St. Catharine Academy juniors have been selected to participate in the Job Opportunities Program (JOP) run by the Inner City Scholarship Fund for 150 juniors in the Archdiocese each year. The program gives students "the opportunity to gain experience in a business setting through job-readiness workshops and paid summer internships at many of New York's most prestigious companies and organizations.
The Institute Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas strongly denounces the violence and disrespect exhibited on Wednesday, January 6, by insurgents who stormed the U.S. Capitol. This hateful and intentional behavior, meant to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power that is central to our democracy, is deplorable and totally disregards Gospel values and the principles of other faiths and people of good will. This deliberate assault on the soul of our nation shattered trust and common purpose while stoking suspicion, fear and division.
We must unite, actively work toward a culture that promotes peace and nonviolence, and change violent, racist and white supremacist systems and structures. We must engage in sustained dialogue to bridge differences and restore trust in all circles of public life.
Please join the Sisters of Mercy in prayers for healing, peace and unity to surround the United States and all who live here. We pledge to continue to collaborate with communities and organizations that foster nonviolence and work to promote constructive dialogue and change reflecting who we are as a nation that strives to witness to liberty and justice for all.
Laura Miraglia-Crowley, Ed.D., ’85, a special education teacher at White Plains High School who has worked with students with autism, has made a career out of making sure all students have the ability to learn and succeed. One of the messages on her teacher’s webpage says, “Your I CAN is more important than your I.Q.
Thank you to all of those who have participated in this year’s SCA Christmas Toy Drive. Over 500 toys and books have been donated by administration, faculty, staff, students and our alumnae. These toys were sent to multiple organizations to distribute to their clients. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for helping us to show our Mercy spirit.
STEM students are finding they have many college options as the acceptance letters and scholarship offers keep rolling in. Several of the SCA STEM students have already made their final college choice.
Jane Sullivan Roberts ’72 is a member of the Irish Legal 100. Founded in 2008 by the Irish Voice newspaper in New York, the Irish Legal 100 is “an annual compilation of the most distinguished legal professionals in the United States who share one common bond: pride in their Irish roots.” Jane, whose mother was born in Ireland and whose father’s parents both hailed from Ireland, definitely fits the bill. She, her husband, Chief Justice John Roberts, and two college-aged children, Josephine and Jack, also have a home in Ireland in County Limerick near her mother’s hometown.