Members of the Class of 2016 were inducted into the Villa Maria Alumnae association in a ceremony on Wednesday, June 1. Each girl was welcomed with a membership card and holy card, along with a stylish laundry bag she can use in college. Several of the new members were welcomed by their moms, themselves Villa Maria alumnae.
The Elinor Langton Award was presented to Katherine Krepelka. This award is voted on by the senior class and alumnae to distinguish a young woman who is active in her school community, a born leader, good listener, faith-filled, enthusiastic, courageous, and kind to all she meets. It was created to honor the memory of Elinor Langton, Class of 1918.
The guest speaker for the event was Lauren Bohn ’05, a multimedia journalist based in Istanbul, and co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted. She has covered the political and socioeconomic news of the Middle East and Africa since 2009, including reporting from Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, the U.A.E., Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Bahrain, Jordan, Zambia, Malawi, and Nigeria.