Congratulations to seniors Austin Hall and Sarita Chen who were School Winners in the Heisman High School Scholarship Competition!! The Heisman High School Scholarship extends the Heisman prestige to the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities.
On Friday, Arlington Catholic students had an incredible opportunity to hear from Theofanis Orfanos, a 92 year old Holocaust survivor and Arlington resident (and proud AC Grandparent '09!). His story is unbelievable and we thank him, his family, and his filmmaker Emilio Guido for sharing it with our community. Check out our Facebook page for links to his documentary and coverage from the Arlington Advocate.
Sneak Peak!! Arlington Catholic students have been hard at work on their newest opportunity - AC in A Minute! Students have the chance to script, film, edit, and deliver a newscast of what is happening around AC in partnership with ACMI Studio in Arlington.
Yesterday, As part of Regional Catholic Schools Week, AC wanted to celebrate the earth and the environment. Sophomore Liana Winans and members of Campus Ministry hosted Alexandra and Paul from the Massachusetts Audubon Society to give a presentation to freshmen and sophomores on Climate Change. The MA Audubon society works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Students wore stickers throughout the day calling attention to celebrating the earth.
Don't miss our Open House! Tomorrow we are excited to open our doors to future Arlington Catholic Cougars! Please share and spread the word! Register or find more information at the link below. http://ow.ly/ZDZU50wZjp1
This Halloween, members of the Arlington Catholic Chapter of S.A.D.D. participated in their annual Grim Reaper Day. 16 students took a vow of silence for the day and nine were symbolically killed to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired and distracted driving. Thank you to SADD President Bianca Burke ('21) and all of the participants for making this day a success.
Over the weekend AC students partnered with the Knights of Columbus of Arlington to decorate and host a Halloween party for adults with developmental delays. It was a great time for everyone involved!
Congratulations to Christian Gomez and Sage Chircu for being named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program! Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 PSAT. Gomez was also recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program which acknowledged students who scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino test takers in the region.
Last week in Mr. Adams' Entrepreneurship class, students had the chance to interview Senior Vice President of Marketing at Cabot Cheese, Roberta MacDonald via Google Hangouts. She talked to students about marketing budgets, competition, and her key to marketing which is always remaining authentic to yourself and the business.
We are less than a week away from our Open House! Don't miss your chance to check us out - student led tours, information sessions, and a chance for questions with our administrative team. We can't wait to see you there! Register at the link below. http://ow.ly/86VN50wVRZ1
Last week, the AC Class of 2022 was able to participate in a favorite AC tradition... Grandparent's Day! Sophomores and their Grandparents were led in a prayer service by Sister Barbara before dining on lunch in a decorated cafeteria. After serving their grandparents from the buffet, students had the opportunity to give their grandparents a tour of the school. Stay tuned for more pictures!
Alumni Update! Eileen Flynn AC ‘16. And Molly Simmons AC ‘19 after a Providence Club Hockey game. Eileen and the rest of Providence's class of 2020 were instrumental in bringing Women's Club Ice Hockey to Providence. Women’s Club Ice Hockey team is the newest club to gain full recognition from the Providence College Club Sports Program. This is their first season of competitive play including against schools such as BU, BC, UConn, and more!
Save the Date!! On November 16th we are hosting a celebration of our community with a Friendsgiving Dinner and a chance to win $10,000! Purchase your $100 ticket for a chance to win one of nine cash prizes with the grand prize of $10,000. One ticket includes a full turkey dinner, hosted bar, and additional raffles and giveaways. Throughout dinner, the nine different cash prizes will be announced leading up to the grand prize of $10,000!
This year with a focus on Student Leadership and joining different student groups together as one, a new fundraising /charity collections program called Dollars for Dignity. So far this year, students and faculty were able to work together raising funds for Hurricane relief in the Bahamas, Breast Cancer, and also organized a Socktober sock drive to recognize World Homeless Day. Socks are the most needed and most under-donated item for homeless people. Some of our students took it to the next level with some Cougar Pride! #GoCougars
AC students had a great time attending a performance of The Lion King at Boston's Opera House on Thursday night. After the show, they got to hang out with the actors who play young Simba and Nala.
This year's first student-run Library exhibit is live! Students in Mrs. Billings' English 2 classes have writing/photo projects on display. They are currently studying concrete and abstract language in conjunction with the text Tending to Grace. Don't forget to stop by and check it out! #GoCougars
Last week, Sergeant Mike Trovato of the Revere Police Department returned to AC to speak with Mr. Foley's American Law and Society classes. It was a great opportunity for students to interact with a police officer in a stress-free setting and ask all the questions that are important for young adults to know about interacting with police in today's world. The quality and thoughtfulness of the questions impressed Sgt. Trovato who did not fail to entertain and inform the students. Sgt. Trovato enjoys his annual visits to AC and due to popularity, may have to make a return trip this year!