As members of the Immaculate Heart Class of 2014 wrapped up the last of their college applications and began their final months as high school students, the Class of 2015 took another step in its journey towards becoming true women of heart, celebrating one of the school’s century-old traditions, the Junior Class Ring Ceremony.
Surrounded by family and friends, and, in many cases, accompanied by mothers, sisters and aunts who, as alumnae, participated in the same ceremony themselves years earlier, each girl received a class ring featuring the school’s symbol, a heart. Upon their graduation next Spring, the girls will turn their rings so that heart faces outward, marking their readiness to share their hearts with the world.
Meanwhile, a new team at Immaculate Heart made an impressive debut at the First Tech Challenge. The Robotics team, led by Science Department chair Robert Vondrak, earned a Judge’s Award which recognizes a team’s “unique efforts, performance or dynamics,” in competition. The Robotics Team provides members with the opportunity to apply real life math and science concepts — designing, building and programming robots based on engineering principles — and to compete with teams from other Los Angeles area schools.
Around campus, students volunteer their time at a weekend food drive, helping to fill the pantry at Casa Esperanza Center once again. The Genesians continue to rehearse for an upcoming production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” Tryouts began for spring sports teams, swimming, track and softball, as the the soccer and basketball teams wrapped up their seasons. And, the Speech and Debate team continued to rack up awards, not to mention frequent flier miles. Team members competed in tournaments in Lexington, Massachusetts, Las Vegas and Berkeley. Immaculate Heart will now host the Western Bay Forensic League’s Student Congress qualifier to the state tournament on campus this month.
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