Congratulations to Tologs Heather Turcios '16 for committing to play soccer at the University of Denver and Clare Lund '16 who signed with Northeastern University for volleyball. It was standing room only in the library today, as friends, family, faculty and coaches gathered to congratulate them.
Julie Vogel ’81, Shannon Morzov ’94, Sarri Sanchez ’01 and Allison Lieskovsky Hasbrouck ’00 are four such Tologs who fell in love with the arts as students at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. We sat down with these dynamic alumnae to find out how FSHA shaped their artistic vision, how they turned their passions into careers and what advice they have for students interested in the arts today.
"I feel like there is nothing in me that isn't an artist." —Julie Vogel '81
Our students in Honors Scientific Research (aka “Scisearch”) have been awarded $3,350 in fellowship funding from the Archer Fellowship Fund, which is a STEM initiative sponsored by the Archer School for Girls on the west side. Approximately $15,000 was available through the merit-based application process, and all of our girls who submitted proposals received funding.
Congrats to Alyssa Carter, Laura DiPietro, Danielle Fradet, Kelly Fradet, Lacie Fradet and Yaqi Zhang!
The awards will support their various research projects underway this semester, which span current topics in environmental science, microbiology, anti-cancer therapy, HIV awareness, diabetes and the development of novel antibiotics.
The funding comes as a great support to the program in its first year and allows the class to pursue individual ideas at a sophisticated level through research-grade equipment and model systems for academic study.
Tom Amestoy (Monica '13) reflects on the benefits of high school speech and debate, noting his daughter found her voice and developed the skills to handle success and failure through her participation.
"Now, there is a lot of losing in debate, and I’m convinced this helps the young men and women in this activity almost as much as anything else. Remember, we are the parent generation that gave these kids participation trophies in grade school when their soccer teams lost. In my mind, the skills to handle success and failure also have to be learned in order for our children to gain maturity."
Congratulations to Casey Johnson '16 (far left), who passed the 1,000 career point mark during FSHA's winning basketball game vs. Immaculate Heart. She is joined by (L-R) seniors Jessica Wirthlin, Jenna Tran and Kelly Fradet in celebrating the milestone.
New on the blog! Ms. Ortega writes about the values of a Catholic all-girls education, "I can think of no better training ground for leadership within our church than the classrooms and halls of a Catholic all-girls school."
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