The Alumnae Association inducted the Class of 2018 into the Villa Alumnae sisterhood. During the ceremony, two of the new alumnae members accepted their membership cards from their mothers; ’86 and ’90 alums. A third member of the senior class was welcomed into the association by her great aunt, a ’56 Villa graduate. The Alumnae presented the newly inducted alums with their Alumnae Association cards, a Villa laundry bag for college, and an Our Lady of the Highway prayer card.
The guest speaker for the event was Jude M. Moribondo ’08, a Business Development Group Supervisor at Vanguard. Jude encouraged the girls to major in subjects they enjoy, and not stress about future career paths. Jude majored in the fine arts and classical dance. Her current career in finance was not even a consideration until she graduated from Bucknell. Jude noted that when an individual establishes habits that create successful outcomes, these habits translate into any aspect of life. She closed by telling the Class of 2018 to rely on the foundation their Villa Maria education has provided.
The prestigious Elinor Langton Award was presented to senior Marci Carini during the ceremony. This award is the only student and faculty selected award, and distinguishes 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.
Congratulations to the class of 2018, and welcome to the Villa Maria Academy Alumnae Association!