Sisters Visit from Around the World

The Academy recently welcomed 15 Sisters of the Holy Cross who were visiting the area from around the world. The visitors included sisters from Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Peru, Brazil, and the United States, who work in a variety of ministries including education, pastoral care, health care, and administration. Their trip to Holy Cross included lunch with staff, a tour of the school – including the 150th Anniversary Heritage Hall, and a presentation by President Katy Prebble. The visitors also met informally with girls from the Class of 2019, who were on campus for the Application Academy seminar.

The sisters are attending a tour known as the International Renewal Program (Tertian Program) organized by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. The tour is an opportunity for the sisters to strengthen their bonds within the congregation and set goals for ongoing formation in the community and their ministry. During their pilgrimage, they visited several Holy Cross missions in the United States.

Sisters of the Holy Cross with President Katy Prebble

Preetam Bhutani '20 Serves as Election Judge in Maryland Primary

Preetam "Pree" Bhutani '20 worked as an Election Judge for the Primary Election Day in Maryland on Tuesday, June 26. In preparation for the primary, Pree attended trainings and worked with her team to set up the polling location the night before the election. She then reported to the polls at 5:45 am and was responsible for assisting voters with voting equipment and overseeing election procedure throughout the polling place. Pree has volunteered as a Student Election Aide since the 6th grade and her volunteer experience led to this opportunity. She describes her experience as challenging, interesting and personally rewarding and is looking forward to working in the November midterm elections.

Megan Lynch '16 Wins World University Bouldering Championship

Rock wall climbing has been a passion for Megan Lynch '16 since she was 10. As a student at Holy Cross, Megan was nationally ranked for her age group in Bouldering, where the athletes scale walls up to 20 feet high with no ropes and crash pads underneath. In addition to national competitions she has competed in two previous world championships. On Friday, June 22, Megan won the 2018 FISU World University Championship for Bouldering in, making her the best climber in her age group in the category. The competition took place in Bratislava, Slovakia at the end of June.

Megan says the support of her teammates and fans where a big help in her effort, "They are my inspiration and I am glad I can celebrate this victory with them. I feel on top of the world and I cannot even describe the feelings well."

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