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February 2017


Come to "Celebrate the Academy!" Join fellow members of the SJA community to "Celebrate the Academy" on Saturday, February 25 at SJA for the annual gala to benefit academic initiatives and scholarships. This year's theme is "All That Glitters is Purple & Gold." Event chairs are John & Andrea Ham P'18, Michael and Lisa Adkins Lonsway '84, P'18, and Patrick and Camille Sheehan P'18. "Celebrate the Academy" begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner, followed by a live auction, starts at 7 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, click here. Click here to find out about our exciting auction items, our Wine and Craft Beer Pull and how you can get involved.

Help Support Team Enerjagers! Students have again been selected as one of the winning teams as one of the winning teams in this year's Lexus Eco Challenge: Air & Climate, a national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition for grades 612, sponsored by Scholastic. The six SJA students, known as Team Enerjagers, won the $9,000 prize to promote sustainability. Team Enerjagers, under the guidance of Science teacher and Club Moderator Mary Ellen Foley Scott '76, promoted the topic of Air and Climate, by raising awareness to help stop global warming through the use of alternate energy options. The team is only one of two of the Midwest winners based on the project submitted on Air and Climate. Click here to read about Team Enerjagers' sustainability project. To support the final round, visit Team Enerjagers' website.

Marge Madness 2017 In honor of the life and talent of Maggie Daniels, a passionate and unwaveringly devoted teacher, coach and role model,

UPCOMING EVENTS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Celebrate the Academy Evening begins at 6 p.m., SJA Honoring Daria Roebuck '75, 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient and 2017 Medaille Shield Recipient the Robert and Loretta Arth Cleary '40 Family

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 Florida Alumnae Gathering, Royal Poinciana Golf Club Join President Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis '71 for a special gathering at the Royal Poinciana Golf Club in Naples. Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J., President of Saint Ignatius High School, at 10 a.m. followed by brunch. For more information or to be added to the guest list, please contact Michelle Rattay Tarr '75.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 Marge Madness 2017 SJA, Academy Center, Doors Open at 8:30 a.m. 5-on-5 basketball tournament honoring the

the second annual "Marge Madness" Basketball Tournament will be held at Saint Joseph Academy on Sunday, March 19 in the Academy Center. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Donations paid online or via check will be contributed to the Maggie Daniels Endowed Memorial Scholarship at Saint Joseph Academy. The tournament will be comprised of 5on-5 teams, progressing along a bracket until we have a winner! There will also be an underhand shoot-out contest at the end of the tournament; tickets to participate will be sold at the event! Prizes will be awarded throughout the day and concessions will be available. Want to donate but would prefer not to play? Click here to find stepby-step instructions.

Help Us Recognize Our Young Alumnae Nominations for alumnae to be considered for the 2017 Saint Joseph Academy "25 Under 35" honors are due March 31, 2017. Honorees are chosen for their achievements, compassionate leadership and service in a global society. The event will be held at the Academy on Saturday, June 17, 2017. For more information or to nominate a young alumna, click here. Questions? Please contact Alumnae Director Allison Busser '04.

life of Maggie Daniels. Funds raised online and via check will be contributed to the Maggie Daniels Endowed Memorial Scholarship at SJA.

MONDAY, APRIL 10 An Evening of Reflection for Women Easter joy does not come from escaping our reality, but by viewing it from God's perspective. How might God be inviting us to do the same? How might our response lead to joy? Join other women for an evening of input, reflection and conversation as we explore together this facet of the Paschal Mystery. For more information, please contact Alumnae Director Allison Busser '04.

Women Leading in the 21st Century Class Speaker

Students with Maureen Fallon Adler '79 during "Women Leading in the 21st Century" class

Students in English teacher Paula Conti's "Women Leading in the 21st Century" class listened to speaker and alumna Maureen Fallon Adler '79 (daughters are Erin Adler '06, Mary Grace Adler '08 and Eileen Adler '10). Maureen has a business degree from John Carroll University with a concentration in political science. She worked for a year in business before getting an opportunity to teach accounting at an area high school as a long term substitute teacher. Maureen taught theology and coached basketball at the school for four years. Click here to read more about Maureen's advice to current


Engineering Students Learn from Alumna Students in Math teacher John Lesko's Honors Topics in Pre-Engineering & Programming class have had a two-week unit on transportation engineering from the organization Transportation YOU, taught by instructors from the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) International, which included SJA alumna and Structural Engineer Lisa Abraham Hoekenga '00. The international organization is dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation, as well as helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive program that offers girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Through the

program, WTS chapters have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of girls by offering programs and activities that will engage them in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry. Click here to read more about the students' retaining wall project.

L-R: Maggie Wagner '17 and Kylie Schmitz '19 putting weight on the retaining wall their group built

Attention, Florida Alumnae! Join President Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis '71 for a special gathering at the Royal Poinciana Golf Club on Sunday, March 5. Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J., President of Saint Ignatius High School, at 10 a.m. followed by brunch. For more information or to be added to the guest list, please contact Michelle Rattay Tarr '75.

Athletic Highlights Basketball The Jaguar basketball program recently celebrated its three Seniors: Colleen Drellishak '17 (daughter of Kathleen Fox Drellishak '81), Claire Orsagos '17 (daughter of Jacqueline Aftoora N'78) and Ellen Vichill '17. All three played instrumental roles in leading the Jaguars to a 52-44 win over Padua. The win upped SJA's record to 16-3 overall. Vichill had her best game of the season on senior night as she scored 12 points and hit a pair of three-pointers. Drellishak had seven points and three steals, while Orsagos added two assists, two steals and led the SJA offense. Molly Neitzel '19 had a team-high 13 points and six rebounds while Bre Coleman '18 had 12 points and a team-high four assists. As of February 14, the Jaguars are 17-3 on the season and were 10-0 at home and the number one seed for the District Tournament.

Swimming The swimming and diving program advanced eight students to the district competition after diving sectionals on Monday, February 6 and swimming sectionals on Saturday, February 11. At the diving sectionals at Oberlin College, Brittany Miller '18 placed 18th in the diving competition which advances her to the district diving meet at Bowling Green. In the sectional swimming meet on Saturday, February 11 at Cleveland State, the Jaguars advanced seven swimmers to the district meet. The highlight of the day for SJA was a first-place finish and a sectional record for Maddy Kelly '20 in the 50 freestyle (24.38). Kelly also moved on individually with her 5th place finish in the 100 backstroke. The Jaguars also had three relay teams qualify for the district meet: 200 medley relay (9th place): Maddy Kelly '20, Paola Camacho-Colon '19, Rachel Strick '17 and Ally Sheehan '18 200 freestyle relay (14th place): Maddy Kelly '20, Ally Sheehan '18, Kassidy Gartin '19 (sister of Kayla Gartin '15) and Rachel Strick '17 400 freestyle relay (13th place): Ally Sheehan '18, Julia Patterson '19, Jadalise Pacheco '18 and

Rachel Strick '17 The Jaguars team scored 66 points total at sectionals.

Indoor Track and Field The Saint Joseph Academy indoor track and field team competed in their second conference meet at Spire Institute. The Jaguars finished in 4th place out of 11 teams. Highlights for the Jaguars included a first place finish by Emma Pesicka '19 in the shot put and a third place finish in the pole vault by Natalie Larkman '18. To check out photos or to see the schedules for the upcoming week, click here.

Memoriam Please keep the following deceased members of our alumnae community who have passed away within the past month and their families in your prayers: Joan Marquard Bennett '46, Joan Yarano '51, Carol Pretz Bubonic '53, Margaret Matey Blum '57, Rosemary Cannon MacMillan '60, Kathleen Gerrity Pelko '63, Deborah Sauer N'71 and Peggy Burtnett McKinley '79.

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Saint Joseph Academy Alumnae Connection: February 2017  

Saint Joseph Academy February Alumnae Connection