Loretto News

Angelbots Revved Up for International Competition

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Congratulations Angelbots for Outstanding work at the First Lego League Competition!

Loretto Academy 4th and 5th graders and Middle School students competed and placed at the First Lego League (FLL) Competition held at UTEP, Saturday, February 15, 2014.  Elementary School White Angelbots won 2nd place in the Champion’s Award.  They will head to Canada in June for International Competition.  Elementary School Purple Angelbots won 2nd place in the Judges award.  Elementary School Yellow Angelbots won 2nd place for Inspiration under the FLL Core Values Awards.  Middle School Team won 2nd place in Programming under Robot Awards. 

 

“We are extremely proud of our Robotic students for placing at the First Lego League Competition,” said Sister Buffy Boesen SL, President of Loretto Academy.  “We hope to expand our Robotics program to continue to be competitive within the FLL and are excited to see how our White Angelbots team will do at the International Competition!”

 

Loretto Academy Elementary School has been participating in the FLL for 3 years and this is the first year for Loretto Academy Middle School.  Loretto Academy was also the only private or Catholic School from El Paso, TX present at the competition.  FLL helps students integrate science, technology, engineering and math skills to solve real life challenges.  Nature’s Fury was the theme for this year’s challenge. Each team selected a natural disaster to research and to create a possible solution for alerting communities. 

 

The four teams for Loretto Academy incorporated the FLL core values in to their discussions throughout the year.  They then built and programmed robots to do various missions.  All findings were presented to the judges at the First Lego League Competition. 

 

Great job to all of the Angelbots teams that competed!

Angel's track team is flying by the rest

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We had several great accomplishments from members of our track team at the Austin High School track meet this passed weekend!

Three of the JV girls placed in various events:

Rosamaria Marquez  1st in long jump & triple jump, & 2nd in the 200
Kiki Alshouse  3rd in long jump
Victoria Valenzuela  1st in the 400

At the varsity level, Gabriela Guebara came in 3rd! We are so proud of such a greta acheivement given the fact that she began only one week ago.

Good job girls!

Ms. Glover

We are proud of our Loretto Swimming State Qualifiers

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We are extremely proud of our Loretto swimmer who competed at the state swim meet this past weekend in San Antonio.

August McCool, Audrey McCool, Zoe Housen, Sofia Ruiz, Carmen Figeruoa-Casas, Cassandra Gilliam, & Anne Matlock,

We are very proud of all your accomplishments and the way you represent our school!

 

Thank you!

Ms. Glover

A triumphant victory for The Loretto softball Team's 1st game

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A big congratulations goes out to the Varsity softball team for winning their first game against Clint High School last week with a whopping score of  12 to 9.
This year we have many new faces and they need to be praised for their efforts.  Most of the girls on the team are freshman and sophomores with  only 4 seniors out of a team of 15.  Our seniors and veteran sophomores are good examples for our new younger girls and are appreciated greatly.  Keep up the good work.

Angels Track Makes Us Proud!

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Our track team is off to a great start.  With over 30 girls on the team this year, the following 4 girls made a name for themselves in the JV division.  Congratulations girls and we wish all of you luck for the rest of the season.

Monica Burciaga-1st Place 3200 Meters

Victoria Valenzuela 1st Place 800 meters

Victoria Valenzuela - 3rd place 400 Meters (missed 1st by .80 seconds)

Laura Mandujano -2nd Place 200 Meters

 

Keep up the good work ladies!

Ms. Glover

An Amazing Weekend For Our Angels Swim Team

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Congratulations to the Loretto Angels Swim Team!

Fourteen of our very own Loretto Angels travelled to Houston this weekend and placed 3rd in the TAPPS Regional swim meet.

The team consists of the following players:

Zoe Housen

Zoe Falvey

Cassandra Gilliam

 Paris Saenz

Paulina Reynosa

Paolina Montes

Karen Chavez

Annie Matlock

Daniela Granados

August McCool

Audrey MKcCool

Sofia Ruiz

Stephanie Baron

Carmen Figueroa-Casas

 

Students in blue have qualified for the State meet in San Antonio on the weekend of February 14th.

Keep up the great work and good luck to our state qualifiers. I am so proud of all of you for doing such an amazing job!

 

Congratulations!

Ms. Glover