Welcome, SMA Alumnae!

Whether you attended St. Mary’s Academy for one year or you’re a “lifer,” you’re part of our legacy and you’ll always be part of our family. We welcome you to come back to campus and visit anytime. We also hope you’ll stay connected to your classmates, teachers, advisors, coaches, and the school.

St. Mary’s Academy alumnae represent an active, generous and global group. We engage in many aspects of SMA life — through volunteering, event participation, social networks, financial support, and, of course, with much joy at annual reunion weekends.

You can connect as well through our SMA Alumnae Connection networking site. See below for more information!

Thank you for being a part of our SMA community!

SMA's Alumnae Networking Website

Join your fellow SMA Alumnae on the SMA Alumnae Connection. Network with those in your field, find alumnae in your area, learn about upcoming events, post job opportunities, and reconnect with old friends!

Use THIS LINK to visit the website. If you do not have an account, click "sign up" at the bottom of the login area.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SMA News

SMA Artist Wins Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
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Two ceramic pieces by senior Maggie Meschia have won top awards at the regional level of the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. "Caught in the Act" received a gold key and "New Year's Day" received a silver key. 

"My first piece is inspired by memories of finger painting with my mom with added movement to portray growth and change," says Maggie. "The pot is shaped around the handprint, demonstrating our long lasting childhood impressions. My second piece is inspired by my grandmother's lilacs and memories of picking the flowers every year. The pose of the pot with the spout and handle following the movement shows a divergence from tradition towards the contemporary."

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and have inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Research shows that creativity and innovation are essential skills for the 21st Century. Congratulations to Maggie and the High School Fine Arts Department for this outstanding recognition!

SMA Earns Dual AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
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SMA's High School has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for student representation in AP Computer Science A (CSA) and AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) for the second year. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP computer science courses. SMA was one of only 61 schools to be recognized for closing the gender gap in both AP computer science courses.

"We're proud to congratulate our AP computer science students and their teachers on this step toward gender parity in computer science education," said Bill Barrett, Academy President. "We're honored that our school has earned this distinction and look forward to seeing our students pursue and achieve success in computer science education and careers."

"By encouraging young women to study advanced computer science coursework, St. Mary's Academy is closing the gap in computer science education and empowering young women to access the opportunities available in STEM career fields," says Stefanie Sanford, College Board chief of Global Policy and External Relations.

Female participation in AP Computer Science courses continues to grow, with nearly three times the number of women sitting for the 2021 AP Computer Science Principles compared to its first year in 2017, and a 33% increase in female participation in the AP Computer Science A exam since 2017.

Providing female students with access to computer science courses is necessary to ensuring gender parity in the industry’s high-paying jobs and to driving innovation, creativity, and representation toward solving some of the world's most challenging problems.

SMA Golfer Supports Youth Golfers, Raises More than $8,000

SMA student-athlete Maddy Bante presented an $8,340 donation to First Tee-Colorado Rocky Mountains at City Park Golf Course on January 12. The contribution will go a long way toward First Tee - Colorado Rocky Mountains’ mission to educate and inspire youth academically, socially, and physically through the game of golf.

In the past year Maddy, a member of the 2021 state champion golf team at St. Mary's Academy, participated in the American Junior Golf Association Leadership Links Program to encourage service to the community. Through this volunteer work Maddy raised money for the AJGA, ACE Grant Foundation and for a non-profit of her choice. Her original fundraising of $7,340 gained an additional $1,000 from a USGA match program.

“The reason I chose to donate to First Tee-Colorado Rocky Mountains is because golf has made a big impact on my life and has been very beneficial in the development of who I am today. I chose an organization where I could make an impact on children’s lives through this amazing game.”

Maddy has also found other ways to give back to the First Tee program, volunteering for the Players’ Club Tournament Series by coaching participants for tournament golf and helping at other volunteer events throughout the year. 

First Tee-Colorado CEO Paula Purifoy says, "It is very mature for a young person to not only recognize when they are benefiting from golf, but to express gratitude and find a way to make it a philanthropic endeavor. We are so appreciative for Maddy’s hard work! With this generous donation, we will be able to give so many children opportunities - children who might not normally have access to golf.” First Tee is a nonprofit organization that teaches children life skills through purposed golf lessons.
 

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