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The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.

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Alumnae News

On Friday, January 5, Holy Cross welcomed over 50 alumnae from the Class of 2017 for the annual Tartans Come Home Day program. The alumnae have just completed their first semester of college and returned to share their experiences with the current students. These graduates are attending colleges such as The Catholic University of America, James Madison University, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, St. Joseph's University, the College of William and Mary, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Notre Dame University, and Yale University.

The returning LOTAs spoke about their choices for college, selecting roommates, managing school work and free time, resolving issues on their own, and the college campus cultures. When asked how Holy Cross had prepared them academically, the alumnae gave resounding accolades to their high school education. Several alumnae noted how the course load at Holy Cross exceptionally prepared them for what college work was like. Several remarked that the strong writing skills they acquired at Holy Cross served them very well in college. The alumnae visited classrooms to speak to advisories of seniors and juniors. Tartans Come Home occurs annually and is coordinated by the College Counseling and Alumnae Affairs Offices.

On Thursday December 28, The Academy of the Holy Cross held the seventh annual alumnae volleyball match. In a well-played three-set match the current WCAC champions defeated the alumnae team 14-25, 26-24, 18-16. Seven of the alumnae in the tournament played (or are playing) volleyball in college.

(Photo L-R): Nell Drummey '16, Ellie Goodwin '15, Taylor Gallart '13, Megan McTigue '16, Emily Ryan '17, Sabrina Ness '14, Grace Lide '13, Kristen Falcinelli '14, Jessica Falcinelli '17

The fifth annual Holy Cross alumnae ice hockey game took place on Saturday, December 23 at Wheaton Ice Rink. Approximately 25 alumnae participated in the game including one player from every team since the ice hockey program began along with current Holy Cross varsity players. The teams played three periods of fun, spirited ice hockey while Christmas carols were playing in the background. Families, friends, current and past ice hockey players, students, alumnae and the "number one fan" of the program, Amy Stowe, were in the stands to cheer. At the end of the game all the players honored Coach Dan Jay for his years of service and coaching in the program by singing the school's Alma Mater. A delicious lunch provided by current student hockey families was set up in the party room for all to enjoy.


Rhamat Alhassan '14 is a senior at University of Florida where she is a three-time All-American volleyball player. She has been named the All-Southeastern Conference Team Player of the Year and is only the sixth woman in Florida league history to receive the All-SEC honor.

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Recently Rhamat was named to Team USA for the 2018 Olympic volleyball team.

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Rhamat was a Gold Medalist in the 2017 USAV National Team – Pan American Cup and a Bronze Medalist/Best Blocker in the 2016 USAV National Team – Pan American Cup. She recently broke the University of Florida 14-year record for career total blocks.

The Academy of the Holy Cross welcomed home nearly 300 alumnae along with their guests, and present and former faculty/staff members at the 150th Anniversary All-Alumnae Reunion on Friday, November 10. In the afternoon, groups toured the school, sat in on classes, and attended the annual Powder Puff football game between juniors and seniors. That evening guests enjoyed tasty appetizers, catching up with one another, reminiscing about their days at Holy Cross, walking the hallways, and posing for group photos. It was exciting for alumnae who hadn't been to campus in a while to see the changes in the building, including the 150th Anniversary Heritage Hall. The class of 1982 had the highest attendance of all the classes represented at the event.

A number of classes planned separate gatherings in connection to the reunion at the homes of alumnae or at nearby restaurants.

Upcoming Games

Spirit Dress Down Day for the Class of 2019
Parent Registration Info Night
All School Mass - Blessed Basil Moreau