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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.

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SMA News

SMA Student Rishika Kartik Leads Tactile Art Workshop at Clyfford Still Museum Saturday, July 24
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Denver area families and visitors are invited to a hands-on art adventure at the Clyfford Still Museum on Saturday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. Designed by Rishika Kartik, a senior at St. Mary's Academy, the program will celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 with the theme: Touch This Art! 

Participants of all ages will engage in abstract art, Clyfford Still’s painting technique, and the multi-sensory process of painting and the symbolic meaning behind various colors and textures. To guide their compositions, participants will learn the core elements of art, principles of design, and unconventional painting techniques. They will then have the opportunity to create a “STILL life” by rendering a physical object in an abstract way.

"In doing so, participants will look at objects as not what they are, but as possibilities of what they could be," says Rishika.

Rishika is the youngest president of the Tactile Art Club at the Colorado Center for the Blind, which provides community members an outlet to learn, create accessible art, express themselves, form emotional connections, and showcase their creativity. As a member of the National Federation of the Blind, she recently attended the Washington Seminar in D.C. to advocate for three legislative initiatives at the Capitol to improve the quality of life for students who are blind or have low vision. Rishika partners with Denver museums to deliver interactive, virtual workshop series as part of her broader work with museums and accessibility.

“Rishika is an impressive community member who is dedicated to increasing accessibility in the arts,” said Clyfford Still Museum educator Quána Madison. “It is a pleasure to collaborate with her."

The workshop will take place at the outdoor forecourt of the museum, located at 1250 Bannock Street. Interested parties can register here or follow along from home via the museum's blog.

SMA Golf Wins 3A State Championship: Wildcats Snag #2 and #3 Individual Titles in Record-Breaking Undefeated Season
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Englewood, CO -- St. Mary's Academy won the 3A State Golf Championship today by 45 strokes over runner-up Vail Mountain in the two-round tournament in Pueblo, CO, capping an undefeated season for the Wildcats with a first ever state golf title. They posted an overall score of 468, with a first day round of 231 and second day round of 237.

On the individual leaderboard, freshman Maddy Bante won 2nd Place, with a two-day score of 145, two strokes behind Jefferson Academy's Aubri Braecklein, and junior Natalie Tatar took 3rd Place with a two-day score of 154. Junior Mallory Hopper tied for 11th Place with a combined score of 169. The SMA team was rounded out by freshman Reese Brown, who tied in the number 57 position with a combined score of 217.

Maddy Bante shot the lowest round of the day yesterday with a 71, leading the pack into today's final round.

The team donned different uniforms yesterday, bearing pink ribbons and pink Wildcat logos, in honor of Coach Wolta Blackstone, who is going through her third battle against breast cancer.

The Wildcats maintained high margins over their nearest competitors all season, winning the 3A Regional Championship by 46 strokes over Faith Christian on June 7 and the Metro League Conference Championship by 31 shots over Colorado Academy on June 3.

In Metro League awards announced last week, Maddy Bante, Natalie Tatar and Mallory Hopper were named to the Metro League All Conference First Team, filling three of the four spots, and Reese Brown was named to the Metro League All Conference Honorable Mention Team. Coach Wolta Blackstone was named Coach of the Year. The coaching staff also includes Russell McFall, SMA teacher at the High School. 

St. Mary's Academy is Denver's premier Independent, Catholic, Co-Ed Pre-K to Grade 8 and All-Girls High School, founded in 1864 by the Sisters of Loretto. Based in Cherry Hills Village, St. Mary's Academy inspires leaders to act with integrity, seek justice, build community, and change the world.

Pictured Left to Right: Reese Brown, Maddy Bante, Natalie Tatar, and Mallory Hopper

 

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95% of SMA Student-Athletes Named to CHSAA Academic All-State Teams: 59 junior and senior Wildcats take academic honors
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Englewood, CO – The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and St. Mary’s Academy have named 59 junior and senior student-athletes, representing 95% of qualifying students at the high school, to Academic All-State teams in the 2020-21 school year. 

Of these recipients, 57 students earned 1st Team honors, while an additional 2 students earned Honorable Mention recognition, in at least one CHSAA sport. 

Furthermore, more than a third of the winning participants achieved academic team honors in more than one sport--15 students in two sports and 6 students in three sports--for a total of 85 awards. Five of those triple sport athletes received 1st Team honors in all three sports, including Sophia Callender (12), Parke Mills (12), Caroline Erickson (11), Madeline Jones (11), and Carlyle Najarian (11).

“The SMA student-athletes exuded resilience and determination in a challenging school year. Guided by our Loretto School Values, each student-athlete competed fiercely athletically and excelled academically,” said Dr. Kelli Logan, Athletic Director.

To earn Academic All-State status, a student must be a significant contributor on his/her athletic team, or a major contributor in his/her activity; meet specific academic criteria of the program; be a participant in one or more CHSAA-sanctioned activities; and be a junior or senior in academic standing. First team honors are given to those students with 3.60 or higher grade point average. Students with grade point averages 3.30 to 3.59 earned honorable mention recognition. Students receive a certificate in acknowledgement of their achievements.
 

St. Mary’s Academy All-State Recognition

Marygrace Adam (12)

Zoe Amburn (12)

Lauren Archie (12) 

Alexis Assell (11)

Isabella Bhamre (11)

Morgan Bridges (11)

Lydia Brieske (11)

Marion Brophy (11)

Amelia Buche (11)

Emily Burkeholder (12)

Sophia Callender (12)

Maya Cederlund (12)

Saera Chung (12)

Caroline Erickson (11)

Lola Faix (12)

Anika Fernandez-Sharma (11)

Jessica Garofalo (12)

Charlotte Gaudet (11)

Maggie Hass (11)

Mallory Hopper (11)

Veronica James (11)

Carolyn Johnsen (12)

Madeline Jones (11)

Rishika Kartik (11)

Maddie Klefeker (12)

Ava Kloenne (11)

Judith Lee (11)

Roan Lester (11)

Kalie Linden (11)

Isabela Maher (11)

Alexandra May (12)

Sutton McHenry (11)

Marina Mesropov (11)

Parke Mills (12)

Devon Mills (11)

Sofia Momo (11)

Yelena Montesinos (12)

Grace Murphy (12)

Carlyle Najarian (11)

Grace Oakes (12)

Eva Pacheco (11)

Victoria Perez (11)

Han Pham (11)

Claire Qualls (11)

Anna Russell (11)

Izabella Schafer (11)

Kate Seneshen (11)

Emma Seneshen (11)

Grace Sikiyan (11)

Lauren Sottosanti (12)

Maya Stehno (12)

Kate Sutherland (11)

Charlotte Swenson (12)

Lillian Swenson (12)

Natalie Tatar (11)

Sarah Woody (11)

Kyriake Zaharas (12)

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