We are thrilled to know that poet Nikki Giovanni won the Emily Couric Women’s Leadership Award, or that our senior Olivia Vande Woude won the Emily Couric Scholarship, and senior Saoirse Lee was a finalist.

IMG_2757Nikki gave each finalist time, and her full attention.





Olivia gave a tremendous acceptance speech, you could hear a pin drop. This young woman knows how to use the spoken word.





IMG_2765Nikki and Olivia on stage






Nancy and Mike D’Alessandro, proud parents!

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IMG_2771Olivia and teen writing center alum, Michelle Miles.