Archives for May 2019

Summer Plans for SDA Students

Several SDA students will be participating in a variety of very prestigious programs this summer.

Alyssa Fuentes ’21 will be SDA’s representative to HOBY, the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Seminar to be held at Kean University from June 6-9. In July, Alyssa will head to Northwestern University in Chicago to participate in an Engineering program sponsored by the National Student Leadership Conference.

Courtney Martin ’21 will be spending a week at The George Washington University in Washington DC in the GW Pre-College Program: Crime Scene Investigation.  

From June 9-14, Logan Hart ’20 will be attending The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar.  According to their information, “the United States Naval Academy is the first step in navigating a future to becoming one of the nation’s next generation of leaders”  Logan will spend six days at the Academy. She will live in Bancroft Hall, experience life on The Yard and learn from some of the Naval Academy’s best midshipmen and most esteemed professors.

Rising Senior Veronica Dominguez has been accepted to the Summer Service Scholars Program at The College of New Jersey where she will stay at TCNJ for two weeks and participate in a 20th Century US History course (which is worth four credits) and also partake in community service.

Four other rising seniors will be spending their time in Pre-College programs at Stevens Institute of Technology.  They include Elyse Sanchez who will be taking Pre-Med Biology, Sarah Jowett who will be a part of Introduction to Coding and App Design, Yasmine Idrissi who is registered for Business Explorer and Nayely Gonzales who was accepted to two programs, Civil Engineering Design and Architecture and Exploring Career Options in Engineering and Science.

Stuco Donates to Women Rising, Inc.

From countless fundraising activities throughout the year, including bake sales, tag days and spirit week contests, the Saint Dominic Academy Student Council raised $1250 which was donated to Women Rising Inc. (270 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City)

The funds will provide complete room and board for a mother and child for one week.  According to Student Council President Cristina Sabia, the Student Council chose Women Rising as their charity for the year because they wanted the funds raised to support a local organization.  She also said, “Women Rising of Jersey City holds a special place in SDA hearts because of their mission of assisting women and their families. The National Honor Society has collected and donated purses, feminine hygiene products and much more. The Student Council members felt that we could make even more of an impact on their mission, the city community and our student body  by donating the money we raised this year to Women Rising. At Saint Dominic Academy, we are taught to take care of others and in making this donation we were able to lend a hand to people in our local community.” For more information about Women Rising Inc. visit

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