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Sophomore Nicole Fitzgerald Earns NYIT Grant Award

 We are pleased announce that Nicole Fitzgerald have been selected for the Third Annual New York Institute of Technology Mini-Research Grant Award for her research proposal “Antibiotic Producers in Our Soil” with her mentor Cristina Manuel. Nicole’s proposal states, “Antibiotic resistance is a growing worldwide problem, as researchers are striving to find new anti-microbial agents. One common source is in soil, which contains microbes that fight other microbes. The aim of my science experiment was to collect and test soil samples from three major parks in Jersey City and identify potential antibiotic producers within the bacterial content.” The Grant Review committee determined her submission to have scientific merit and potential impact in the STEM fields, including health. We look forward to the conclusion of her grant research and submission. 


AP Art History Students Experience NYC Art and Culture

Ms. Lewis’ AP Art History and Studio Classes were treated to a day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan to study a number of the museum’s collections. The group spent time at the Fifth Avenue locale studying art from the Classical World, Africa, Asia and South America. Once at the museum, the students were tasked with finding and examining several pieces of art, architecture and artifacts and determining how and why they were made, how they relate to each other and other works within AP Art History. As part of the assignment, they had to answer questions such as: What do you see that helps you know what the object is made of? How the object was formed? What do you see that is a clue to inform you when it was made? The trip was an opportunity for students to connect the art they discovered at The Met with the art they have been learning about in class.

SDA Swim Team Takes 3rd at the HCIL Swimming Championship.

Congratulations to the swim team on their 3rd place win at the HCIL Swimming Championship. Marcella Figueroa ’22 won both the 50 free and 100 free and breaking her own county record in the 50. Mia Martinko ‘23 took 2nd place in both the 200 M and the 500 Freestyle. Our 400 Free Relay took first place! That relay consisted of Mia Martinko ‘23, Gianna Artusa’21, Ella Scarsi ‘23, and Marcella Figueroa ‘22.

“Souper” Bowl Success Helps Fill Jersey City Food Pantry

Students at SDA were issued a challenge for this years “Souper Bowl” and were asked to collect 2020 cans to stock Our Lady of Sorrows Church’s food pantry in Jersey City.  With the help of faculty, students and friends SDA collected 3289 cans of soup and other non-perishables goods to help those in need.  





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