Black History Month Assembly Honoring Black Women in Leadership

Honoring Black Women in Leadership was the theme for this year's Black History Month Assembly on Friday, February 15. The annual program is organized by members of the Holy Cross Onyx Club. This year, the members created a special video for the assembly in which Onyx Club members portrayed prominent Black women leaders.

Following the video, alumna Kimberly Peeler-Allen '94 shared her story. She spoke about how her experiences as a student at Holy Cross shaped the adult she became, including choosing to take a challenging AP US History class, but not take the exam, and choosing not to apply to Princeton. These choices she now references when encouraging other women of color to take risks. She also shared about her experience serving for a summer as a Congressional intern for Rep. Pat Schroeder. Kimberly is the co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of Black women from the voting booth to elected office. In 2018, Kimberly was selected as one of the Roddenberry Fellowship's 20 incredible established and emerging activists to devote an entire year to projects that will make the U.S. more inclusive and equitable through their inaugural cohort.

Following the keynote, Katiushka Howell '22 performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" also known as the Black National Anthem. To conclude the assembly, President Katy Prebble thanked the Onyx Club and Kimberly. She then remarked how Holy Cross aims to have all students empowered to achieve their highest goals.

Track and Field Wins Second Place at County Championship

Congratulations Holy Cross Indoor Track and Field team, who won Second Place in the Montgomery County Indoor Private School Championship on Wednesday, February 6.

Individual accomplishments at the event:

Kierra Marshall '20: County Champion Gold Medalist in 300 meter and 55 meter, Bronze Medalist Long Jump
Angelica Braswell '22: County Champion Gold Medalist 55 meter hurdles
Tori Kestel '19: Silver Medalist 500 meter, Bronze Medalist 300 meter
Emily Aumiller '21: Silver Medalist 55 meter hurdles
Lauren Barclay '19: Bronze Medalist Shot Put
Maria Hall '22: Bronze Medalist 800 meter

Relay accomplishments at the event:

4x800 meter Relay Team Maria Hall '22, Bridget Junghans '22, Madeline Sawyer '21, Rose Tierney '21: Gold Medalist County Champions
4x200 meter Relay Team Lauren Barclay '19, Julie Joseph '19, Tori Kestel '19, Kierra Marshall '20: Silver Medalists
4x400 meter Relay Team Lauren Barclay '19, Julie Joseph '19, Bridget Junghans '22, Kierra Marshall '20: Bronze Medalists

College Day 2019 Gives Students a Look at What's Next

College Day 2019 welcomed over 60 colleges and universities from around the country and the world this year on Friday, February 1. Organized by the Holy Cross College Counseling Office, College Day gives students a look at the next step in their educational journey. Following a welcome assembly juniors and sophomores attended mini sessions based on their interests on topics such as STEM Majors, International Colleges­–Study Overseas, NCAA-Athletic Recruiting, Health Sciences/Pre-Med/Nursing, The Value of a Liberal Arts Education, and many others. Meanwhile, college reps showed the freshman class important ideas for looking at their grades and course choices as it relates to the college admissions process through an interactive presentation. Three college reps spoke with the senior class, who are nearly finished with their college application process, about the transition to college, answering their questions.

A college fair with the representatives concluded the day's activities.

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