Maryvale community reflects on Lent through Stations of the Cross

Maryvale students, faculty and staff put their work aside and devoted time to participate in Stations of the Cross, where they also reflected on their Lenten journey. Students in the 1804 Peer Ministry and Leadership class led the experience as they depicted Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion through imagery and guided the community through accompanying prayers. Following, everyone left McCarthy Theater in silence and tranquility to embrace the opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation.

Maryvale Engineering students visit Baltimore Co. Fire Department

Maryvale Upper School Engineering students traveled to a Baltimore County Fire Department, where they participated in hands-on demonstrations centered on the STEM fundamentals behind fire protection. Under the guidance of Captain Miller, the girls toured the facilities and learned additional information about fire protection engineering in preparation for the University of Maryland FPE Design Challenge. Through this competition, which required a personal invitation, Maryvale’s engineering students will work together to design and build a model house that utilizes fire protection principles to limit the spread of fire and smoke through a house.

Maryvale Upper Schoolers named LLS Student of the Year Candidates

Maryvale’s Kathryn Evans ’18 and Elizabeth Gallagher ’18 were recognized as Student of the Year candidates by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for their admirable leadership, philanthropic and community outreach efforts. The Student of the Year campaign is a seven-week initiative in which nominated high school students, participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the LLS. Together with Maryvale’s fundraising team, which was comprised of Darcy Bromley ’18, Alee Chios ’18, Hannah Flayhart ’18, Anne Frederick ’18, Akosua Marfo-Sarbeng ’18 and leadership committee members Brooke Nixon ’18 and Olivia du Bois ’18, the girls helped the LLS Maryland Chapter raise a record amount of money in the fight against blood cancers.

Maryvale's VIP Club hosts women's leadership and diversity panel

With the help of Maryvale’s Valuing Individual People (VIP) Club, students and administrators organized an interactive panel discussion centered on women in leadership positions and the role that diversity plays. The Maryvale community was thrilled to welcome Dr. Tina Raman, chief orthopedic resident at Johns Hopkins; Ashtin Carter ’07, management consulting senior analyst; Lyndsey Williams ’06, family counselor; and Erika Morant ’03, events planner for Eversheds Sutherland LLP. The distinguished and knowledgeable guests, including three Maryvale alumnae, shared personal accounts about their professional journeys and the challenges they faced with inclusivity as well as the opportunities that developed. While each panelist provided her own unique pieces of advice for the students, they all conveyed the importance of remaining open-minded and confident.

Maryvale Middle Schoolers enjoy student-led Multicultural Day

In keeping with the week’s theme of celebrating diversity, members of Maryvale’s Valuing Individual People (VIP) Club organized and led a series of activities specifically for the Middle School students as part of a Multicultural Day. The events included hands-on experiences and discussions, where the girls collaborated and examined social and cultural topics that are prevalent in society today. The Upper Schoolers also spent the afternoon leading a dialogue on the importance of embracing differences and leading others in their efforts towards acceptance.

Maryvale Leadership students interview alumna Cecelia Brown '08

Maryvale alumna Cecelia Brown ’08 visited the Leadership class, where she shared how her experiences as a Maryvale student prepared her for life as a healthcare professional. After earning a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University, Cecelia landed an opportunity to further her professional career as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner/Midwife. While speaking to Maryvale’s Leadership students, Cecelia addressed the importance of having strong multitasking skills as well as effective communication skills when working with people on a daily basis. She also encouraged the girls to continue to take advantage of the many opportunities available to students through Maryvale’s extensive course offerings.

Maryvale Career Afternoon opens opportunities for Middle Schoolers

The inspiration filled Rector Gymnasium on April 5 for Maryvale’s Middle School Career Afternoon. Sponsored by the signature Leadership Institute, Career Afternoon allowed every Middle School student to delve deeper into areas of interest and interact with accomplished professionals, including Maryvale alumnae, from companies such as McCormick & Company and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The girls also enjoyed learning about careers in a variety of industries such as medicine, design, engineering, writing, finance, and health, forensic and food science. Through hands-on demonstrations and small group discussions, the girls discovered many exciting opportunities and experiences to pursue throughout their time at Maryvale and in the future.

Three Maryvale seniors named Archdiocesan Distinctive Scholars

The Archdiocese of Baltimore honored Maryvale’s Jacqueline Blair ’17, Mya Buschman ’17 and Hannah Laue ’17 as Archdiocesan Distinctive Scholars. This remarkable accolade is presented to the top three students in the graduating class from Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The girls, along with Maryvale administrators and faculty members, attended a special convocation ceremony, where they were individually recognized before the many guests for their impressive academic and co-curricular achievements.

Maryvale reflects on Easter with guidance from the Class of 2017

Prior to our departure for Easter Break, the Maryvale community gathered in McCarthy Theater to experience the Passion of Jesus Christ as depicted by the Class of 2017. The girls’ beautiful portrayal of Jesus’ journey to crucifixion guided students and faculty through prayer as they reflected on the true meaning of Easter. On behalf of the entire Maryvale community, we wish your family a blessed Easter. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday, April 18.

Maryvale hosts 'Screenagers' viewing on Thursday, April 20

All Maryvale families are invited to join members of our Counseling Department this Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in McCarthy Theater for a private viewing of the award-winning documentary, “Screenagers.” Through poignant and light-hearted stories, along with insights from authors, psychologists and brain scientists, “Screenagers” reveals how tech time impacts a child’s development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Click here to RSVP.

Wines of the World: A Tasting at the Station discount extended

Early registration pricing for Wines of the World: A Tasting at the Station next Thursday, April 27, has been extended! Spend the evening at Green Spring Station to benefit Maryvale and enjoy tastings of more than 20 premium wines as well as an assortment of craft beers, extended hours for shopping and a custom menu that includes hard-carved beef, sushi and raw oysters. Purchase your tickets for this do-not-miss event today!

Many thanks to our event sponsors including The Wine Merchant, Joey Chiu's, Tark's Grill, Stone Mill Bakery and the retail tenants of Green Spring Station. 


Experiential learning: Maryvale Art students visit Hirshhorn Museum

Maryvale Upper School Art students enjoyed a day outside of the classroom as they traveled to Washington DC to visit the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. While touring the museum, the group had the incredible opportunity to experience Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Rooms” exhibit, a world-renowned display that stimulates an unmatched sensory journey through the mind and celebrates the legacy of one of the world’s most popular artists. The girls also drew inspiration from premier artists as they participated in hands-on demonstrations. Through numerous field trips, exercises and competitions during the school year, Maryvale’s talented art students continue to enhance their own creative techniques, produce beautiful masterpieces and achieve prominent recognitions.

Maryvale's Destiny Hargrove '18 nominated for 'Cappies' award

Congratulations to Maryvale’s Destiny Hargrove ’18, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical by the Critics’ Choice group of the Cappies of Baltimore after her phenomenal performance in Maryvale’s fall musical, “The Little Mermaid.” The Cappies is a renowned international program that recognizes and celebrates high school theater through student-written reviews and critiques. Destiny has been invited to attend the Cappies Gala, where the winners of all of the awards in more than a dozen categories will be announced, on May 21 at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Excelling in English: Maryvale celebrates Students of the Month

Maryvale’s English Department honored seven students this week for achieving academic excellence in English courses. Congratulations to the following girls, who were recognized as Students of the Month:

 - Diamond Odigie ’23

 - Elena Schmugge ’22

 - Annalee Nelson ’21

 - Yasmine Adam ’20

 - Alexandra Bonicker ’19

 - Elizabeth Scully ’18

 - Hannah Laue ’17 

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