Alumnae and Current Seniors Celebrate
TYNGSBORO — At the Academy of Notre Dame, the focus is to educate the whole person for life through a curriculum rooted in spiritual formation and academic excellence. The connections and relationships formed between students and faculty are strengthened and continue through special events held each year.
On a recent Sunday, the academy hosted its annual Mass & Tea event in Our Lady’s Chapel. Alumnae, current seniors, family, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate reunion years and to present senior medallions and awards.
Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Charles Hughes, chaplain of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, and was followed by the Medallion Ceremony for graduating seniors. During the ceremony, alumna sponsors presented seniors with medallions — coveted gold Maltese cross necklaces that symbolize the rich heritage and academic excellence of academies sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur all over the world.
Then, the Golden Jubilarian Class of 1969 was recognized along with members of other classes ending in 4 or 9.
The highlight of the Mass & Tea event is the presentation of the St. Julie Alumna of the Year award. The honor is presented annually to an alumna who demonstrates the Christian citizenship, leadership and service that the academy strives to develop. The 2019 St. Julie Alumna of the Year was bestowed upon Ashley McAnespie Melanchook, Class of ’07, vice president of the Alumnae Association.
Alumnae will have another chance to reconnect with classmates Friday, May 31, as the academy hosts its second annual annual Alumnae Celebration. From 6 to 9 p.m., NDA alumnae will have a chance to mingle with friends and staff, tour the school, and enjoy food and live entertainment. This year’s event honors classes ending in 4 or 9.
For more information or to register to attend, contact the Alumnae Office at email@example.com or call 978-649-7611, ext. 323.