Students shared their summer adventures that were posted on Holy Cross social media.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Linck ’25 participated in the National Club Swimming Association Summer Swim Championships in Indianapolis, IN as part of the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club team. The team took 6th out of 52 swim clubs from around the nation at this prestigious meet.
Delia Fritz ’23 traveled to El Naranjito in the Dominican Republic with Somos Amigos Medical Missions. While working with other volunteers and practicing her Spanish, she helped the doctors and nurses at the medical clinic with the patients. “This trip made me realize how important it is for everyone to have access to medical care, and how fortunate I am in the US.”
Neo-Audrey Bayiha ’25 started her own business called NaK Dog Day Care. The idea developed when neighbors approached Neo to walk their dogs while they are at work. She has spent her summer walking and sitting her canine charges. With part of her earnings, she has invested in stocks, purchased an electric guitar, bought a special gift for her own dog, Kuume, and treated her mother and her neighbor who helped boost the business to dinner! The experience taught Neo several entrepreneurial skills.
Kathryn O’Boyle ’25 completed The National Flight Academy's six-day deployment program on the virtual aircraft carrier AMBITION. During the program, Kathryn planned and completed missions using a variety of STEM-based concepts while using critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and effective communication.
Preeti Kulkarni ’23 was one of 12 students selected nationally to participate in the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media at UNC-Chapel Hill. During the four-day course, she learned about various forms of media, including photojournalism, print journalism, and broadcast. She also connected with PR and media professionals for mentoring.
Grace Pressley ’24 starred in Sister Act that was recently performed as part of the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts Senior Intensive program at Howard Community College. In addition to rehearsing for the performance, Grace attended masterclasses led by Broadway performers in various aspects of theatre.
Zoë Wilson ’24 was an intern at the Carderock Warfare Center with the The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) through the Department of Navy. As an intern Zoë and her team designed and built a kayak out of non-traditional building materials that was used to simulate war fighters in uncertain circumstances.
Amelia Nelson ’24 volunteered with Capital Adaptive Rowing Program (CARP), a rowing program for athletes with disabilities. Amelia carried boats from the boathouse to the water, assisted the individual rowers with anything they needed and rowed with them. Amelia also traveled with the CARP team to Philadelphia for BAYADA, the nation's oldest and largest all-adaptive rowing competition for athletes with disabilities.
De’Airra Williams ’24 attended the Summer Pre-College workshop at Temple University where she and attended two classes: genomic medicine and promoting well-being. The two-week experience provided a wonderful and fun learning experience where she made new friends.
Addison Sewell ’26 spent the summer cleaning the community! Addison worked as a Pressure Wash Tech with her dad’s company, We Apply Pressure, Exterior Cleaning Services. Her days started very early in the morning, and she spent her time cleaning homes, driveways, decks, parks, libraries and day care centers! Addison looks forward to having the #1 pressure washing business in the D.M.V.
Katie Worch ’25 attended her cousin’s wedding in Leesburg, VA with her family and had a great time!
Lucia Foley ’26 went to Spain this summer and spent time with family.