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Alumnae Au Courant March 2018

Margaret Brennan '98 named Face the Nation moderator Congratulations to Margaret Brennan '98on her new role as moderator for CBS Face the Nation. Margaret assumed the permanent role on Sunday, February 25, and will continue to serve as the network’s senior foreign affairs correspondent. “Face the Nation has long been the place that myself and viewers across the country rely on to make sense of it all by cutting through the noise to break down what matters and how it affects our daily lives. I am deeply honored and excited to carry on Face the Nation’s tradition of helping provide this crucial context to our viewers,” said Margaret, who was Sacred Heart's commencement speaker in 2015. Margaret recently spoke to the Greenwich Time about how Sacred Heart influenced her career development. "Days spent walking by the student rec room slogan 'To whom much is given, much is expected' certainly helped. That concept is what the school was based around — model UN, theater, community service, giving back,” Brennan said. “From the moment I walked in there, I felt like these girls were like me.” To read more click here or here.

Winter Sports Recap After an impressive fall sports season featuring two Fairchester Athletic Association Championships, our winter sports teams also excelled.

Varsity Squash took home second place in the FAA with a record of 13-4. The team made its first Division I appearance at the High School National Championships since 2009, taking 14th place, and then went on to finish sixth overall at the New England Class A Championships. JV Squash boasted its best-ever record, finishing 8-1 in match play and 13th in Division IV at the High School National Championships. Plus, Thirds Squash went undefeated in match play during the team’s inaugural season. At the Middle School level, both teams had incredible seasons on the national stage. The Middle School Squash A Team took home second place in Division 1 at the US Squash National Championship and the Middle School Squash B Team took home first place in Division 2 at Nationals!

Varsity Basketball battled hard to a regular season record of 8-10 before taking out Greens Farms Academy in the opening round of the FAA Tournament. Despite coming back from a sizeable deficit at halftime, Varsity Basketball fell to #2 seed Hamden Hall during the semifinals in a true heartbreaker, 46-49. At the JV Basketball level, the young team took big strides over the course of the season while implementing the system run at the varsity level and finished fourth in the JV FAA Tournament hosted at Sacred Heart Greenwich. The Middle School teams implemented the system as well, with 7/8A Basketball going 10-1 and earning a third place finish in the Greenwich Town Tournament. 7/8B Cubs and Stripes both fought tirelessly throughout the season against challenging opponents. Rounding out the program, MS 6 Basketball went undefeated at 12-0!

From the pool deck, Varsity Swimming & Diving heads into this weekend’s New England Championships after an impressive third place finish at the FAA Championships. Annie Bingle '22 took home gold in FAA Diving competition, and captain Kalyna Carroll '18 took first in the 50 yard freestyle. Also turning in individual medal performances were Elisa Taylor ‘22 (third in the 200 yard individual medley) and captain Caleigh Pope '18 (third in the 50 yard freestyle). Two relays took home silver medals: the 200 Medley Relay (Emma O’Connor ’19, Erin Quigley ’19, Kalyna Carroll ’18, Grace Lillis ’21) and the 200 Freestyle Relay (Caleigh Pope ’18, Emma O’Connor, Laura Moore, Kalyna Carroll ’18). This winter, the Middle School Swimming team was comprised of a mix of brand new beginners through year-round swimmers. The variety of talent and potential, combined with the growth of team spirit, instructional skill development, and strong work ethic made for a fun season down at the pool!

Crew looks forward to spring season with new equipment Varsity Crew members Emma Butler '19 and Captain Madison Miraglia '18 work out on our newly donated Ergs. Thanks to the generosity of two Sacred Heart Greenwich families a total of 16 Ergs have been donated. The Crew Team now has access to top-ofthe-line training equipment on campus year-round.

Sacred Heart Greenwich Official Online Store At long last, you can now order Sacred Heart Greenwich apparel online here through BSN Sports. Customize your apparel to show support for your favorite Tiger sports teams, singing groups, clubs and more. Or show your school pride by customizing your apparel to say Sacred Heart Greenwich Mom or Alumnae. All items ordered through the Sacred Heart Greenwich Online Store will ship directly to your home. Merchandise is sold separately from the Sacred Heart Bookstore and is not uniform approved. Have questions? or call 1-800-644-4481.

Tory Bensen '10 drafted in Women's Professional Lacrosse League Tory Bensen '10 was chosen in the Supplemental Draft for the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL). Tory was picked up by the hometown Philadelphia Fire in advance of the inaugural 2018 season. Tory is the 2015 Ivy League Attacker of the Year and a second-team All-American, ranks No. 2 all-time at the University of Pennsylvania in goals (141) and No. 6 in points (163). In 2015, she tied Penn's singleseason record with 58 goals scored. Twice named AllIvy, Tory was the 2014 Ivy League Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Tory is a current member of the Alumnae Board and a founding member of the Young Alumnae Council.

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Jaime Straub Steers '04 shares knowledge with swim team Jaime Straub Steers '04 returned to King Street on Wednesday, February 28 to speak with the varsity swim team. A graduate of Kenyon College, Jaime is a seven time All American and a NCAA national champion in the 1650 yard freestyle. She also holds the 200 IM and 500 Free records at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Jaime spoke to the current members of the swim team about her own experiences as a collegiate athlete and how important it is to follow your passion. (Jaime is on the top row, 4th from the left)

She is currently the Associate Director at Roundtable Investment Partners & Carleon Capital Partners.

Katy Garry Grogan '95 featured in King Street Chronicle Alumnae Board member Katy Garry Grogan '95 spoke to the King Street Chronicle about her time at Sacred Heart Greenwich. While attending Sacred Heart, Katy was highly involved in the art program, participating in painting and photography. She believes her classes and teachers influenced her creativity and motivated her to start her own art company. To read more click here.

Daily Lenten Reflection Series

Each day during Lent, in preparation for Easter, an email containing a brief reflection has been sent to the Sacred Heart Greenwich community. The reflections were written by students, parents, alumnae, faculty, and staff, all of whom offer their own perspective on how God speaks to them through the scriptures and how they negotiate the frontiers (challenges) of their lives. St. Philippine turned to God for strength and overcame boundaries she never expected to face with the unyielding determination to serve. This Lent we invite you to deepen your prayer practice, unpack the scripture readings with us and contemplate God’s call for you.

From the Broadcast Studio

Watch the latest episode of Today From the Heart here.

Around Campus       

Upper School singing group performs at 10th annual Pacific House Benefit Writopia Lab honors Middle and Upper School writers with 82 awards #KidsCoding4ACause Hackathon Middle School supports, serves local nonprofits Author, Illustrator Rebekah Raye visits Students shine at CT STEM Fair Formation of a Working Group to examine independent thinking

Save the Date Book Fair

Fathers' League Squash Afternoon

All fathers of alumnae are invited to attend. RSVP to Tom Pashley at

Fran Hauser author of The Myth of the Nice Girl

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3 - 4 - Upper School Musical: Jesus Christ Superstar

3 - Aloysia Hardey Lecture Series with Vicky Allen @ 10:30am

4 - First Friday @ 8:30am

12 - Palm Beach Reception @ 5pm

4 - Class Ring Mass @ 9:15am

29 - Holy Thursday Prayer Service @ 10am - coffee and conversation for alumnae and parents of alumnae to follow

6 - First Friday @ 8:30am 8 - 10 - Book Fair

10 - Ascension Thursday Liturgy @ 10am 16 - Fran Hauser, The Myth of the Nice Girl @ 6:30pm 20 - Katie Cassidy Higgins '96 Lacrosse Tournament

8 - Fathers' League Squash Afternoon @ 4:00pm 11 - Generations Tea @ 2:30pm 12 - Upper School Film Festival @ 6:00pm 17 - Aloysia Hardey Lecture Series with Vicky Allen @ 10:30am

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March, 2018 Alumnae Au Courant  
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March, 2018 Alumnae Au Courant