Despite the rainy Sunday morning, it was a packed house at FSHA's annual Mother Daughter Communion Breakfast, which took place on the Feast Day of St. Francis Assisi. The morning program included Mass, presided over by Father Steven Davoren.
Congrats to Sloan Elmassian '17 for her stunning equestrian performance at the Flintridge Autumn Classic Show, which took place Sept. 24-27. She earned the 1.10 meter jumping Division Champion title, fourth place in her first 1.20 meter jumping competition and fifth place in the 1.20 meter Classic.
On Monday, the Tournament of Roses announced the seven Royal Court finalists. Among the finalists was our very own Bryce Bakewell '16. Of the 39 finalists, seven were from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, including Mia Love, Juliana Hrovat, Anastasia Christodoulelis, Cailynn Knabenshue, Electra Williams, Bryce Bakewell and Alyssa Carter. Teachers, administrators and the entire senior class attended the announcement ceremony to cheer on our finalists. The Announcement and Coronation of the 98th Rose Queen will take place on Oct. 22 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Monday marked the start of Veritas Week, FSHA's annual celebration of our Dominican heritage. Throughout the week, activities will focus on each of the four pillars of Dominican life-- community, study, prayer and service. In preparation for Veritas Week, students produced a video highlighting the activities for the week. This year is especially significant as it is the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Order of Preachers.
Students gathered in the gym today for the Career Day Assembly to hear alumnae Becky Muhs Kent '99 and Jen Ricchiazzi Richard '92 speak about their carreer paths. Becky, also former campus minister at FSHA, supports the community service work at Toms while Jen runs LaLa Casting, her own casting agency for film and television.
Of the 39 Pasadena Tournament of Roses finalists for the Royal Court, seven are Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy students, including Mia Love, Juliana Hrovat, Anastasia Christodoulelis, Cailynn Knabenshue, Electra Williams, Bryce Bakewell and Alyssa Carter. For full coverage and a photo gallery of the finalists, vist the La Cañada Valley Sun.
The final seven young women who will make up the Royal Court will be announced Monday morning.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy has been voted the Finest Private High School by Crescenta Valley Weekly readers! About 11,000 ballots were cast in their annual search for the finest local people, places and businesses. This is a testament to the hard work by our students, faculty, alumnae, parents, board of directors and the Dominican Sisters in creating an unparalleled community and educational environment here on the Hill.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy joined Catholics around the nation who gathered together this morning to witness Pope Francis address Congress. At the FSHA library, it was standing room only for the many students, teachers and staff who watched the live stream of this historic moment. Just as Pope Francis received a standing ovation from Congress, several students declared, "This is so exciting!" Tologs shared their enthusiasm by posting quotes, reflections and photos from the address across social media. Check out #pope2congress on Twitter and Instagram for posts from Tologs and other viewers of Pope Francis' address.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy started a blog! The first post, written by our librarian Nora Murphy, details how our Junior and Senior Research Projects transform the typical dreaded research paper into an intellectually stimulating treasure hunt, readying students for college-level work. The post is the first in a monthly series about the research projects. Other blog posts will chronicle all the ways that make the Hill a magical place.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
440 St. Katherine Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 Phone: 626-685-8300