Welcome (back) to another year at St. Mary's Academy. It was such a pleasure to have you at our annual Back to School Night—72% of our families were able to attend, which is testament to your commitment to support your daughters. During my welcome address, I mentioned a few of the texts we are working with as a faculty, and I wanted to mention one more.
Taking the number three spot in the OSAA’s Three River League standings and number eight overall in the state are the girls of St. Mary’s Varsity Soccer team. Thanks to early wins, including a knock off of the undefeated Tigard team last week, the girls have much to celebrate this early in the season. It also happens to be the first season under new head coach, Rochelle Hearns, but she has no hesitation when it comes to giving credit where she thinks it’s due. “The girls on the team are great. They are very coachable and committed to success.
Thanks to the generous contributions of our community members, our Spirit Walk fundraiser was able to raise over $125,000. These funds will support academics, athletics, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, as well as financial aid at St. Mary's Academy.
Dedication, perseverance and an insatiable desire to learn and excel are traits that have enabled our 2018 Valedictorian Bea Pickett to succeed throughout her time at St. Mary’s. Bea has displayed a strong sense of focus and determination ever since she stepped foot in SMA as a freshman, and it’s no surprise that these traits have put her at the top of her class and earned her a spot in Yale’s Class of 2022.