Finding Katie

Iana Kozelsky February 8, 2012

Finding Katie

On Social Action Wednesdays, Katie Tehan ’12, an aspiring marine biologist, can be found volunteering at the National Aquarium in NW Washington, DC as her Fourth Academic independent site. There, she talks to the visitors and educates them about the fish and the environments from which they come. She says that it is important to […]

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Father McKenna Center

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As I hiked up Rockville Pike, I was contemplating on what the day would be like, and what I would learn. I had never been to the Father McKenna Center. All I knew was that the people we were serving were enduring the struggle of homelessness. I had the mindset that this would be like […]

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Allie Ingram ’14 and  cannot even describe how much they love their Social Action site. She does her service at Excel Academy for Girls in SE Washington D.C, a prep academy to help girls realize their full potential in the community. “These girls just come everyday wanting to learn,” describes Allie Ingram ’14. “We just […]

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On the morning of our very last Social Action day for the 2013-2014 year, the Stone Ridge girls were greeted with a presentation from the Social Justice class.   Social Justice is a senior elective that is based on the Catholic Social Teaching, and how those teachings influence our everyday life and decisions. During one […]

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Playing for Peace

Social Action days are my favorite days at Stone Ridge. This morning, I awake to the sun streaming through my window Not paying any attention to what day it is, I prepare for a normal day of classes. When I get to school, I am shocked to learn that it is Wednesday, and we do […]

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Respecting God’s Creation

As I walk into Good Hall on a rainy Wednesday morning, selfish, worry-filled  thoughts about prom, schoolwork, and boys rush into my head. I grudgingly take a seat and await the bi-weekly Social Action presentation. After many remarks from our beloved teachers, our speaker is introduced. “May I introduce Ms. Mary Ford, Education Manager at […]

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The Stone Ridge girls that go to the Spanish Catholic Center for Social Action were ready to work the day that I recorded them.  When we filed into the cramped room to begin our work, I was amazed at the genuine kindness of the employees. They really cared about how the Stone Ridge girls were […]

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This past week, I went to Bright Beginnings to document some Stone Ridge girls helping take care of children at day care. It was there and then that I realized that caring for children was tough work. The Stone Ridge girls helped tremendously by not only taking care of the children in the classrooms, but also […]

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Walk For The Homeless

Alene Rock February 19, 2014

The Walk for the Homeless was something new that Stone Ridge started this year.  After this morning’s informative session on breaking homelessness stereotypes, everyone thought it would be a good idea to participate in their own “Walk For The Homeless”. As soon as reflection groups got together, they slipped into their coats and walked outside […]

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Snack Packs Come Back

Gaby November 15, 2013

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In the past, Stone Ridge’s involvement with SOME snack packs has dipped and waned. However, this year, it’s back with a vengeance! SOME is an organization located in the district that helps provide healthcare, housing, food and other forms of help to the homeless and low income residents of Washington DC. It is an interfaith […]

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Joy at Janney

mlewin-smith April 17, 2013

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Seniors Kara Rickford, Katie Mongoven, Laura Marquez, Michelle David, and Emily Hallewell and junior Pooja Duleep take the short metro ride to Tenleytown to volunteer their time and talents at Janney Elementary School. These gators spend the day photocopying, cutting papers, and playing with the cute kids grades one to five. The warm atmosphere and […]

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