Published : Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 3:59 PM
On May 4th, Ramona Convent partnered with the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS), along with nine other member schools, and hosted the annual Girls’ School Advantage event at Mount St. Mary’s University, Chalon Campus in Los Angeles. This unique information session was created for Los Angeles area prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Participating NCGS member schools included Archer School for Girls, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Girls Academic Leadership Academy, Immaculate Heart High School, Louisville High School, Marlborough School, Marymount High School, Vivian Webb, Westridge School, and Ramona Convent.
Nearly 200 attendees learned about the benefits of an all-girls education and the wide variety of girls’ schools in Los Angeles area. Presenters included opening remarks from NCGS Director of Strategic Communications & Research, Olivia Haas, keynote speaker Dr. Linda J. Sax of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, and a Q&A panel of student representatives from each of the participating schools. Ramona’s very own Rising Senior, Channing Orange, proudly represented Ramona and displayed charm filled with eloquence and poise.
Guests’ comment cards overwhelmingly praised the effectiveness of the student panelists. Channing shared many personal testimonials such as, “Going to and all girls’ school, you are empowered with your sisters. They are all there to encourage you, no matter what. We are all one big family.” When asked about her career aspirations, Channing shared that her “childhood dream was to become a Police Officer… now I want to study Criminal Justice with a minor in Public Relations in the hopes of changing the community for the better.” Fantastic job representing Ramona!
The event concluded with a school fair where administrators, student panelists, and current parents were available to answer school-specific questions. Ramona was represented by a table made up of Alums and future Alums, Veronica Puente-Smith ’79, Director of Enrollment and PR, Veronica Fernandez, ’00, Associate Director of Enrollment and PR, Carla Rivera ’04, Tori Concepcion ’17, and Kathleen Ngo ’18.
Ramona Convent is a school for girls in grades 9 – 12 that is set apart by a rich curriculum, expansive selection of college preparatory and AP/Honors courses, comprehensive co-curricular programs, and a welcoming community. Students travel through four years of high school with the support of spirited friends and expert, caring, and engaged teachers while surrounded by the inspiring beauty of a park-like campus. We warmly invite you to visit and meet Ramona for yourself!
Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd., Alhambra, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.