Summer 2008.indd - Elizabeth Seton High School

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Summer 2008.indd - Elizabeth Seton High School

Volume XVII

Issue 5

Summer 2008

Congratulations Class of 2008

Elizabeth Seton High School

Sister Virginia Ann

Brooks, D.C.

President

Sharon Pasterick

Prinicpal

Leeanna Burke

Vice Prinicpal

Maureen McCart

Director of Institutional

Advancement

Stephanie Auletta

Seton Notes Design

On Tuesday, May 27, 2008, Elizabeth Seton High

School held its forty-fifth commencement at the

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate

Conception in Washington, D.C. The 126 young

women who graduated collectively received over

$4 million in college scholarships and grants. They

bring the total number of Seton alumnae to 6,823.

Kathryn Daly was

named Valedictorian.

During her four

years at Seton, Kate

took honors classes in science, history, math, Spanish and English,

and she completed AP level classes in US History, English

Literature and government/current issues. She participated in

four sports: cross country, field hockey, lacrosse and swimming.

Kate was also a member of the National Honor Society, Seton

Council, Student Government Association, and Scholars. She

also served the school as an Ambassador. She received honorable

mention in the academic achievement category in the

State of Maryland Distinguished Scholars Program, and she

Valedictorian: Kathryn Daly

also received the State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award

for excellence in academic achievement. Kate earned scholarships from several universities.

She has chosen to attend the University of Maryland at College Park.

Eileen Lorenz was named Salutatorian. She completed honors

courses in English, Spanish, science and math. She also

completed AP courses in chemistry, psychology, literature and

statistics. Eileen was a member of the National Honor Society,

the Scholars program, the Math Club, and the Drama Club,

and she was an Ambassador. She participated in JV basketball

and varsity field hockey. Eileen completed 140 hours of

service during her high school career. She participated in a

one week service program in Philadelphia where she distributed

food and clothing to the homeless, prepared large meals,

and visited a woman’s shelter. Eileen received honorable

mention in the academic achievement category in the State

of Maryland Distinguished Scholars Program and received

the State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award for excellence

Salutatorian: Eileen Lorenz

in academic achievement. Eileen received scholarships from

various schools including Temple and Virginia Tech. She has chosen to attend the University

of Maryland at College Park where she plans to study architecture.


From the President

Dear Friends,

As I write this letter, the students are taking their final exams. This will be their last day

for the school year 2007-2008. Of course, it is very quiet in the school during testing

except for the ½ hour break between exams. Some of the students use this time to study

for their next test, others walk the track on this beautiful day, and many have a snack and

enjoy a few moments with their friends.

You will recall from your own school days that this is a time of very mixed emotions.

The students are happy to be out of school for several weeks, but at the same time, they

will miss their friends and even their teachers! It is also a time of refreshment for the

teachers, some of whom will study. Many will find time for rest and relaxation and visits

with family and friends. There will also be time set aside for preparation for the next

school year.

In this rhythm of academic life, it is always our hope that the young women who receive or have received their education at

Elizabeth Seton High School will remember the values and elements of faith that have been imparted to them during their school

years. As you know, we have a strong educational program, but we exist for much more than the academic program. The faith

life of our students is nourished by the religion program, the service-learning program and the campus ministry program. These

are some of the foundation stones on which the rest of our program rests. We also work hard to continue to build the values of

respect, support, and love that parents have begun at home.

The lives of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Vincent DePaul are examples for the students. They both had a passion for helping

others, especially the less fortunate. It is our hope that the students have absorbed these elements of a Christian life that have been

presented to them during their high school years.

The ending of this school year gives me the opportunity to thank all our benefactors and supporters. In August, 2007, we opened

the Center for Sports and Fine Arts. We wonder how we ever managed without it. The teachers and students are so grateful to

all of you who made sacrifices in order that this building could become a reality. If you have not already done so, please come

for a visit. The summer will find many of us here preparing for the 2008-2009 school year, and we would love to take you on a

tour of the new facilities.

Our growing enrollment necessitates some major capital improvements to the school. We will be adding a new chemistry lab in

the science department and at least one new classroom. Other improvements to the 1959 building will also be taking place.

May your summer be blessed and may you all be safe in God’s loving care.

Sincerly,

Sister Virginia Ann Brooks, D.C.

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Bulletin Board

“Building a Brighter Seton

On Saturday, April 26, 2008, more than 140 alumnae, parents

and friends gathered at Seton for “Building a Brighter Seton”.

With caution tape, hard hats, tools, overalls, construction

signs and blue prints covering the walls, the cafeteria and the

auditorium were transformed into a construction zone. Guests

were treated to tours of the new Center for Sports and Fine

Arts, a fantastic performance by members of Seton’s Concert

Choir and a delicious dinner provided by the Irish Channel

Restaurant.

Guests had a chance to become winners with live and silent

auctions, various raffles including 50/50, the basket of cheer

raffle, and poker. Winners of our live auction took home prizes

of week long vacations, beautiful jewelry, a reserved parking

Sr. Rose Marie Henschke, D.C., Sr. Dorothy, D.C. and Sr. Lani , D.C. check

their tickets to see if they have won the 50/50 raffle.

space at Seton, the naming rights for the driveway and more. Some of our big winners for the night were Janice Partenheimer,

winner of the basket of cheer and the shopping spree; Steve Kemp will name the Seton driveway; Sr. Rose Marie

Henschke, D.C. had the highest poker hand; Sonja Rodriguez ‘73 was the winner of the first 50/50; and Sr. Mary Ann Azar,

D.C. won the second 50/50 raffle. Close to $40,000 was raised to benefit our students. Thank you to everyone who made

the night a success. See you next year on April 25, 2009!

Save the Date!

Reunion Day

September 20, 2008

If you would like to receive Seton Notes electronically

rather than by mail, please contact Terry O’Meara

in the Advancement Office at 416@setonhs.org or at

301-864-4532 ext. 7172. If you are not receiving the

occasional e-mails from Seton and would like to receive

them, send an email to Terry O’Meara with your

current email address.

Memorial Mass Cards are available at Seton. If you

would like to have a Mass said in memory of someone,

please contact Terry O’Meara in the Advancement Office

at (301) 864-4532 ext. 7172 or 416@setonhs.org.

Break out your yearbook and call up your friends! On

September 20, 2008, at 11:30 . a.m. Seton will have a

luncheon for all alumnae. Cost is $19. Please RSVP

by September 12, 2008 to Stephanie Auletta in the

Advancement Office at (301) 864-4532 ext. 7171 or

006@setonhs.org.

Tour the school and the new building, shop in the bookstore

and catch up with old friends. An alum vs. student

volleyball game in the new gym is in the works. If you

are interested in playing volleyball or have any questions

or suggestions, contact Maureen McCart in the Advancement

Office at (301) 864-4532 ext. 7170 or

mmm@setonhs.org

Lost Alums: Please help us to find missing alumnae.

If you or someone you know appears on the list below,

please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement

so that we may update our information.

Carol Clark Bell ‘64

Colleen Colliflower Tyrell ‘64

Mary DeMarzo Funk ‘64

Carol Finnegan Turi ‘64

Ann Fitzmaurice Layne ‘64

Ann Garvey McKown ‘64

Mary Graninger Weedman ‘64

Christine Kinney Bradford ‘64

Diane Klosek Foran ‘64

Mary Malcolm Arnold ‘64

JoAnn Mancuso Brasted ‘64

Mary McGreevy Perez ‘64

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Student

The following seniors were recognized at the Awards Ceremony for having the highest achievement in each

of these subjects:

Art ............................................................................................................................ Juliana Allen

Computer Information Technology ........................................................................ Kirsten Green

English ................................................................................................................... Samantha Spellicy

Foreign Language .................................................................................................. French: Uchechukwu Ezeonyebuchi

Spanish: Kalila Walters

Mathematics ............................................................................................................ Eileen Lorenz

Jasmine Noronha

Music ....................................................................................................................... Instrumental: Jasmine Noronha

Choral: Amelia Elson

Physical Education ................................................................................................. Kayla Hawkins

Science ................................................................................................................... Eileen Lorenz

Jasmine Noronha

Social Studies ........................................................................................................ Krystal Okafor

Religious Studies Award ........................................................................................ Eileen Lorenz

Meghan Riordan

Cardinal’s Award ................................................................................................... Madelyn Muldoon

Knights of Columbus Citizenship Award................................................................ Ruth Clemens

Cookerly Award ....................................................................................................... Theresa Kuchevich

Elizabeth Seton High School Service Award ........................................................ Lauren Morton

Elizabeth Seton High School President’s Award .................................................. Uchechukwu Ezeonyebuchi

Principal’s Leadership Award ................................................................................. Meghan Riordan

Kiwanis Club of Prince George’s County Award .................................................. Simone Alcorn

Prudential Spirit of Community Award .................................................................. Gretchen George

Anne Jacobs

Lucille Woodburn Memorial Award ....................................................................... Rebecca Schnell

College Park Lions Club Scholarships ................................................................ Andrea Diaz

Theresa Kucevich

Eileen Lorenz

Mother and Daughter Seton Graduates (in

pairs from left to right): Lauren Decker, Laura

Smits Decker ‘78, Lindsey Baird, Christine

Leizure Baird ‘77, Concetta Russo, Giovanna

Cicala Russo ‘82, Theresa Kucevich , Deborah

Doyle Kucevich ‘80, Alison Billingsley, Teresa

McGroatry Billingsley ‘79, Kimberly Williams,

Sharon Mascetti Williams ‘75, Sarah Fritz, Ann

Sheerin ‘74, Caroline Smith, and Jane Marr

Smith ‘75. Not Pictured:Simone-Alexis Risdon

and Sonja Risdon ‘84

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Awards

Senior Awards Continued

Music Awards

National Choral Award ........................................................................................... Emily Casey

Director’s Award: Choral Music ........................................................................... Christine Judd

John Philip Sousa Award ........................................................................................ Katherine Campanile

National Orchestra Award ...................................................................................... Morgen Whiteman

Athletic Awards

Maureen Lonergan Coaches Award ....................................................................... Madelyn Muldoon

Scholar Athlete Award ............................................................................................. Kathryn Daly

Carlos Alexander Spirit Award ............................................................................... Kelliann Rooney

Roadrunner Award ................................................................................................. Sarah Fritz

Underclassmen Awards

The following juniors were recognized at the Awards Assembly on Thursday, May 22:

Holy Cross Book Award .......................................................................................... Megan Shaffer

G W University Engineering and Applied Science Medal ..................................... Thea Roper

Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award ............................................................ Amy Shirron

Wellesley College Book Award ................................................................................ Jaylynn Munson

Chatham College Rachel Carson Book Award ...................................................... Rachel Riggs

St. Michael’s College Book Award ......................................................................... Alnesha Banks

I Dare You Leadership Awards ............................................................................... Sarah Boluda

The George Eastman Young Leaders Awards........................................................ Kristen Bury

The Xerox Technology Award ................................................................................ Ebony King

Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Humanities Award ................................ Dionna Hayes

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award ................................................................ Olivia Smarr

Outstanding Students

Freshmen ............................................................................................................... Cara Hamel

Anna McAllister

Sophomores ........................................................................................................... Nicolasa Chavez

Melissa DeSoto

Juniors ................................................................................................................... Donna Lewis

Rachel Hammer

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Alumnae News

Stacy Springfield Williams’ ‘83 daughter, Tyler, just finished

her freshman year at Seton. She will be participating in Hoops

Sagrado, an exchange program in Guatemala, over the summer.

While there, Tyler will have Spanish lessons in the mornings and

basketball tournaments and camps in the afternoon.

Class of 1968: Our 40th reunion is being held on June 28 at

Manor Country Club in Rockville, MD from 5:00--8:00 p.m. On

June 29, we will gather at ESHS for an 11:00 a.m. Mass in the

chapel followed by light refreshments and a tour of the school.

Hall of Fame Inductees from left to right: Mary Karen Wills ‘78, Nancy Hernick ‘74,

Mary Lou Jones accepting the award in memory of Sr. Winifred McKay, D.C., Dorothy

Rothgeb, and Patty Lonergan Garcia ‘75 accepting the award in memory of Maureen

Lonergan.

On March 30, 2008, Seton held its first Hall of Fame Ceremony.

Nancy Rhodes Hernick ‘74, Maureen Lonergan, Sister Winifred

McKay, D.C., Dorothy Rothgeb, and Mary Karen Merkel Wills

‘78 became the first members to be inducted. One hundred family

members, friends, and alumnae gathered in the auditorium to

celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the inductees.

Updates:

Dorothy (Dot) Rogers

Walker ‘73, Sonja

Rogers Rodriquez

‘73 and Marlene

Lowe Naranjit ‘73

have been friends

since kindergarten

where they attended

St. Francis DeSales

and then Seton. At

Seton they befriended

Ruth Montgomery-

Hatton ‘73. They are

celebrating 35 years of

friendship. They became friends with Angie Settle-Glen, an old

neighbor of Marlene’s. The five of them have a little club called

“The 50oooooooo Club” where they get together to support each

other, laugh about elementary school, high school and college.

Dot and Marlene are very proud that their daughters graduated

from Seton.

Linda Russo Blanchly ‘75 is the publisher and editor-in-chief

of a travel magazine called Trips & Getaways which focuses on

Mid-Atlantic travel and is distributed throughout the Baltimore-

Washington region. She resides in Gambrills and is the mother

of three. Linda holds a journalism degree from the University of

Maryland.

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Class of 1981: You are invited to an informal gathering at the

Greene Turtle in Laurel, Maryland on Saturday, October 18,

2008, starting at 5pm. No payment in advance is required, just

show up if you’re interested. The Class of 1981 from DeMatha

has been invited that evening as well as the Seton and DeMatha

classes of 1982.

Class of 1988: It’s time to celebrate 20 years!! The reunion

will be on November 8, 2008 and is tentatively scheduled at the

Chart House Restaurant in Annapolis. If you have any questions,

please contact Ana Madarang Hogan at (410) 421-5252 or anamhogan@gmail.com

or Monica Brady Metheny at (410) 573-0336

or monicametheny@aol.com.

Class of 1998: The reunion will be at the Federal House in Annapolis

on October 11th at 5:00 p.m. The cost is $40 per person.

Invitations will be sent out and a URL will soon be set up for

more information. If you have any questions, please contact Liz

Arroyave Frederick at liz@teratech.com.

Prayerfully Remembered

Conzo Fazio

Father of Mary ‘66 and Connie ‘68

Grandfather of Maria Hyatt ‘88

Carl Levock

Grandfather of Maddy Tutman ‘10

Eileen Boyle Maher ‘67

Glenn Edmondson

Father of Eileen ‘69

Kevin Holland

Brother of the late Christine ‘89

John Abell

Father of Jennifer ‘91

Giovanni Rosanova

Father of Ermina ‘82, Father-in-law of

Cheryllynn Milner ‘82 and grandfather of Guilia ‘05

Sylvia Zervas

Mother of Catherine ‘81,

Celeste ‘83 and Crystal ‘83


WCAC Champions Again!

Around Campus

Seton’s track team won a second straight Washington Catholic Athletic

Conference (WCAC) title. After winning last year for the first time,

the team’s goal this season was defending their WCAC title. Seton

finished with 183 points with McNamara coming in second at 162

points. Seton won seven events and placed in the top five in all except

one event. The lady roadrunners had a one-two-three finish in the 200

meter race with Dionna Hayes ‘09 (24.68 seconds), Adenike Pedro

‘10 (25.37) and Jameice DeCoster ‘09 (25.92) crossing the finish line.

Jameice DeCoster placed first in the 400 with Ambrosia Iwugo ‘10

coming in second. Dionna Hayes won the 100 with Adenike Pedro

coming in second and Ashley Ajayi ‘09 taking fourth. Kayla Tucker

‘09 won the discus event with a hurl of 96 feet, 2 inches. She also

placed second in the shot put. Teika Robinson ‘09, Dionna Hayes,

Ashley Ajayi and Adenike Pedro won the 400 relay with a time of

48.51 seconds. Asha Roper ‘10, Jameice DeCoster, Dionna Hayes

and Ashley Ajayi won the 800 meter relay and Tianna Teague ‘11,

Briana Young ‘11, Ambrosia Iwugo and Asha Roper combined to

win the 1,600 meter relay in 4.1 minutes. SETON’S TRACK TEAM

HAS BEEN RANKED 4th IN THE NATION!

The crew team competed

in the inaugural

Washington Metropolitan

Interscholastic

Rowing Association

(WMIRA) championship

regatta on May

10. The varsity 4

placed 3rd with a time of 6:39.6. The JV 4, consisting of 3 varsity

rowers and a novice rower, placed second. Before this race, the JV 4

had never rowed together. The novice 8 had a great race in which they

came in second.

Tyler Williams ‘11 will be participating in Hoops Sagrado, an exchange

program, over the summer. She was selected along with 18

other students to travel to Guatemala in July for 32 days where she will

engage in Spanish lessons in the morning and basketball tournaments

and camps in the afternoons.

Back Row: Athletic Director Candy Cage, Pariss Griffin, Caitlin Quade, Lauren

Decker, Tricia Moriarity, Erin Sheehan-Wright, and Senior Guidance Counselor

Mary Clare Roeder. Front Row: Mary McCarron, Kelliann Rooney, and Sarah Fritz

Not Pictured: Alice Tintle

Senior Signing: Nine senior athletes signed with colleges. Caitlin

Quade - lacrosse - Villa Julie College, Kelliann Rooney - soccer -

St. Joseph’s University, Mary McCarron - soccer - Mount St. Mary’s

College, Pariss Griffin - lacrosse - St. Francis University, Sarah Fritz

- crew - University of Delware, Lauren Decker - softball - Catholic

Unversity, Alice Tintle - softball - Catholic University, Erin Sheehan-

Wright - softball - Columbia Union College, and Tricia Moriarity

- field hockey - Villa Julie College.

The Concert Choir and Seton Corale competed in the Fiesta-Val

in Florida. They earned the following collection of awards: Concert

Choir: Grand Champions, Seton Chorale: Grand Champions, Concert

Choir Treble Choir: Champion and 1st Place, Seton Chorale Treble

Choir: 1st Place, three excellent ratings, two superior ratings, and the

Award of Distinction.

Joel Harrison, a student at Bishop

McNamara, collected and shipped

over 300 pounds of soccer equipment

to an orphanage in Haiti

for his Boy Scout Eagle Project.

Seton contributed to his project by

donating uniforms. In the picture,

the children of the Project Hope

orphanage are wearing their new

Seton Uniforms. This orphanage

provides food, shelter and education to over 600 children.

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Emerson Street, Bladensburg, MD 20710, call (301) 864-4532, fax (301) 864-89465, or e-mail Maureen

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Class of 2008

Simone Alcorn

Juliana Allen

Luna Amanuel

Lindsey Baird

Kierra Baker

Antoinette Barksdale

Alison Billingsley

Daria Bondu-Minor

Danielle Branch

Shawnic Brooks

Sarah Bucy

Cecily Bumbray

Janay Byers

Katherine Campanile

Toni Cannady

Brittany Carmichael

Emily Casey

Cassandre Cassamajor

Imani Chisley-Pittmon

Emmalesha Chistman

Daphne Clark

Ruth Clemens

Alexandra Cornwell

Deja Cousley

Olivia Croxton

Moira Curtis

Kathryn Daly

Lauren Decker

Andrea Diaz

Tochi Dike

Brittani Dixon

Symone Duarte

Cora Dwyer

Tiffany Ellison

Amelia Elson

Uchechukwu Ezeonyebuchi

Sabrina Fay

Mary Flagg

Sarah Fritz

Gabrielle Fuller

Sofia Garibay

Laura Gathercole

Gretchen George

Kirsten Green

Pariss Griffin

Kyrstal Gue

Nicole Hamilton

Kayla Hawkins

Britney Hayes

Elby Hernandez

Aprill Hogue

Patricia Holloman

Rayley Hunton

Danielle Jeter

Egypt Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Ashley Jones

Capri Jones

Christine Judd

Lauren Kendrick

Theresa Kucevich

Nicole Langlois

Katherine Leahy

Levita Lee

Eileen Lorenz

Nerissa Mark

Amber Marsh

Kindra Mason

Mary McCarron

Caterina Meli

Elleni Mequanint

Lisette Montalvo

Patricia Moriarty

Lauren Morton

Madelyn Muldoon

Jasmine Noronha

Krystal Okafor

Hollianne Patrick

Brittany Proctor

Cierra Pugh

Caitlin Quade

Amanda Quigley

Kierra Ray

Carmen Richards

Kaneisha Richardson

Julie Ridgeway

Lea Riguelme

Meghan Riordan

Simone-Alexis

Risdon

Ebony Robles

Kelliann Rooney

Alanna Rose

Martinique Russell

Concetta Russo

Elizabeth Schmidt

Rebecca Schnell

Leah Sefton

Heather Sell

Erin Sheehan-Wright

Leah Shephard

Amanda Simms

Genebel Singh

Caroline Smith

Maria Soldatenkov

Samantha Spellicy

Jasmine Stewart

Julia Stroup

Chevon Summers

Bianca Thompson

Alice Tintle

Melissa Turman

Hannah Valentich

Amanda Veader

Kalila Walters

Danielle Weitz

Elizabeth Welter

Kiana White

Morgen Whiteman

Kimberly Williams

Taylor Wilson

Amanda Zangla

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