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SJA E-NEWS | November 4, 2016 In This Issue Student Spotlight College Corner Grandparents Day CLEseats App Sustainability Suggestions Local Model UN Conference Sursum Libros Celebration El DĂ­a de Los Muertos Mass for Deceased Alumnae, Family and Friends Tuition Applications Available Sports Highlights Save the Date: Softball Fundraiser

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November 9 National Letter of Intent Signing, Academy Center, 2-3 p.m.

November 10, 11 & 12 Class of 2017 Retreat, Notre Dame College, All Day

Parents: At-A-Glance Tonight Friday, November 4 Swim and Dive Team Fundraiser, P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub, 6-9 p.m.

Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 Fall Play "Play On!" Academy Center, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 6 Fall Play "Play On!" Academy Center, 2:30 p.m.

Freshmen and Grandparents Share Time Together More than 300 freshmen, grandparents and important adults in the lives of the young women in the Class of 2020 gathered for our annual Grandparents Day. Visitors included 203 grandparents and guests and 118 freshmen. There were 20 alumnae in the group, including some who traveled from as far away as Florida, North Carolina, New York and New Jersey. Before the All Saints' Day Mass, entertainment was provided by the Jazz Band, the Advanced Band and The Academy Chorale. Fr. Ted Haag, OFM presided.

L-R: Brigid Hyland '20, grandmother Margaret McNeeley Harkness '60, Megan Hough '20

Students Give Sustainability Suggestions to CLEseats As part of their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals project, the Contemporary World History class researched, developed and shared a

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sustainability proposal for CLEseats App founder Lauren Kluth '09. CLEseats

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is an app that allows local restaurants to share weekly specials and menus and allows consumers to search and reserve online. To promote sustainability in local restaurants and draw more consumers to become more environmentally conscious, students researched restaurant sustainable practices, developed

November 12 Softball Fundraiser, The Flying Rib, 1-4 p.m.

sustainability criteria, identified CLEseats restaurants that met the criteria and designed a graphic that would denote restaurants on the site that met the criteria. Ms. Kluth loved the idea and said it is something she would consider incorporating into the app.

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The app honors the late Dana Care '09 and a portion of the proceeds go to the Richie White Foundation, an organization that supported Dana during her illness.

Students Excel at Local Model UN Conference

Name: Elizabeth (Liz) Forrey '17 Accomplishments: Liz caught the marathon bug two years ago, running her first in Cleveland with little training. This past March, she targeted the October Columbus Marathon, with a plan to follow a race training program and improve her overall fitness. She ran the race, a day after a marching band competition, and yet was still able to improve her time by 40 minutes. Liz shared, "I hit the wall at mile 17, but was determined to just keep going. When I saw my family at mile 23, I knew I could finish. I am among the 1% of the population that has ever run a marathon. Yes, musicians can be athletic and athletes can be musical. We are not just one thing." Activities & Interests: Liz plays marimba, a percussion instrument, for both the St. Edward High School marching band and their pit orchestra. She also performs with the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, is in the SJA Concert Band and helps with the choir and music ministry at St. Mark Catholic Church. Looking ahead, Liz plans to study Arts Management in college.

High school students from Northeast Ohio came together for a two-day Model United Nations (UN) conference held by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association this past Wednesday and Thursday. Students in SJA's Model UN Club put themselves in the shoes of foreign diplomats and were tasked with finding solutions to persistent international concerns. Through their dedication, participants are empowered to examine the world, classify varying viewpoints, communicate thoughts to diverse spectators and apply what they learn resourcefully during research, debate and conference time. Seniors Maggie Seikel and Kaylyn Johnson represented Italy in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Committee. The two students were the main sponsor of two of four resolutions passed in this committee, which is the delegation that contributed the majority of the ideas or writing to the resolution. "The two issues we debated were bioethics regarding human genome research and the preservation of World Heritage Sites against emerging threats," said Maggie. "This conference was a lot of fun; there was a lot of fruitful debate and we were able to collaborate with other schools to construct resolutions to help solve world issues," stated Kaylyn. The two Seniors received the Best Position Paper and the Superior Delegation Award. Congratulations on a job well done, ladies!

L-R: Maggie Seikel '17, Kaylyn Johnson '17

Sursum Libros 1st Quarter Celebration Sursum Libros, a Nazareth Library program that encourages reading for enjoyment, celebrated the 66 students and 4 faculty who read 600 or more pages during the first quarter through October 27. Among the 89 program participants, 259 books were read nearly 95,000 pages! The top five readers for the quarter were: Tori Fabrizi '17, Rachel Mancuso '19, Elyssia Mason '19, Anna Soltes '20 and Tatiana Lipert '20. Library Chair Mrs. Rebecca Synk notes, "This is one of the ways we promote literacy beyond the classroom and encourage students to be lifelong learners and readers."

El DĂ­a de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) To help further their knowledge of the Latin American culture, students in Mr. Ethan Saurwein's Spanish class

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School: Rochester Institute of Technology

participated in El DĂ­a de Los Muertos, a Latin American holiday celebrated on November 1. El DĂ­a de Los Muertos honors those that have passed away and is celebrated on All Saints' Day. Students placed photos of deceased loved ones on the dedicated altar. Students by the El Dia de Los Muertos altar

Dress Drive Helps Dreams Come True Recently, the National Honor Society helped make dreams come true by hosting a Dress Drive for Cinderella's Closet. This organization provides formal wear, shoes and accessories to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their homecomings, formals and proms.

Location: Rochester, NY (5 hours from Cleveland) Enrollment: 13,500 Undergraduates Strongest Programs: Photography, Computer Science, Engineering, Biotechnology Fun Facts: RIT has its own student-run ambulance service which serves the entire RIT campus and portions of surrounding suburbs. The ambulance is staffed on a volunteer basis by students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Students shop for dresses

The Dress Drive was a success with nearly 80 dresses donated and $155 raised from the sale of the gently used dresses purchased by SJA students.

Mass for Deceased Alumnae, Family and Friends Yesterday, alumnae, family and friends attended mass at the St. Joseph Center to remember those who have died. Rev. Thomas Woost presided over the mass that remembered all deceased alumnae of SJA, Nazareth Academy and St. Therese Academy, as well as deceased parents, benefactors and friends. The Church remembers those who have died throughout the month of November. This time allows us to focus on our faith in the promise of our resurrection as well as on our family members, classmates and friends with whom we will one day be reunited.

Tuition Applications Available Tuition assistance applications are now available for the 2017-2018 school year. Detailed information and links have been emailed to you and your daughter and are also available via the parent and student portals of our website. Tuition assistance is available through submission of the FACTS Grant & Aid Application form (previously PSAS). The FACTS form should be completed online by Friday, November 11. Scholarship applications for current students will be available at a later date. Please contact the Finance Office with any questions.

Sports Highlights Volleyball Advances to Elite Eight Last night, the Jaguars played in the regional semifinal at Norwalk High School. The team will advance to the D1 regional final where they will take on Toledo Notre Dame Academy on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Norwalk High School with a berth in the state final four on the line. Congratulations and best of luck,


Cross Country Advances to State Meet The team will be competing at the state meet! The Jaguars, who have had several individual runners compete at state in recent years, will take seven varsity runners to National Varsity volleyball team during the regional Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio for championship game a 3 p.m. race on Saturday. Congratulations and best of luck to our state qualifying team members and Head Coach Cross Country & Track Mr. Fred Kieser: Annie Allen '20, Sydney Seymour '18, Maggie Wagner '18, Olivia Battistoni '17, Amanda Keim '20, Caitlyn Walsh '18, Meghan Hahn '17 and Daniella Saul '17. Follow @sjatrackcc on Twitter for race updates! To check out photos from the games or to see the schedules for the upcoming week, click here.

Upcoming Fall Sports Banquets Cross Country: Tuesday, November 15 Dinner will be in the Dining Hall, social starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per guest and Jaguar athletes are free. Please click here to register. Golf, Tennis, Soccer & Volleyball: Wednesday, November 16 Dinner will be in the Academy Center, social starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $18.00 for guests and Jaguar athletes are free. Please click here to register. For more information on these banquets, please contact Athletic Assistant Mrs. Cheryl Joseph at

Save the Date: Softball Fundraiser, Saturday, November 12 Support the Jaguar softball team at The Flying Rib (11926 Madison Ave., Lakewood) on Saturday, November 12, 1-4 p.m. The team will receive $10 of each $25 ticket sold, which includes food. They will also be hosting raffles and baskets to raise money. To purchase presale tickets, please contact Head Coach Varsity Softball Mr. Dale Dawson at


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