The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was on display at Academy of Our Lady of Guam (AOLG) Ysrael Fine Arts Auditorium on January 25, 2018 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Academy students, faculty and staff welcomed the Pilgrim Statue of Fatima by gathering at the school’s auditorium to celebrate her visit on campus.

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Academy students welcome the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima at Assembly on January 25, 2018.

 

The event started with the observance of the Travelling Statue’s arrival at the school’s Auditorium with the students assembled. AOLG students Kateri Santos and Elthea Miguel led the study body present in the Rosary. Larry Maginot, from off-island and one of the two travelling custodial escorts of the statue, gave a presentation and shared with the students the Virgin Mary apparitions in 1917 witnessed by the three young shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta, of Fatima, Portugal from May to October 1917. Mr. Maginot spoke of Mary’s message about the significance of offering ourselves to God and bearing the sufferings we experience in our lives as an act of atonement for our sins. He also reminded us of Virgin Mary’s request in her apparitions at Fatima to pray the Rosary every day for peace worldwide. After Mr. Maginot's presentation, Principal Mary Meeks invited students, faculty and staff, and guests present to offer prayer requests and petitions to Our Lady of Fatima during the travelling statue's visit to the school.

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Academy senior Elthea Miguel places the crown on the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima upon her arrival.

 

 The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima has been traveling since 1947. This is her fourth visit to Guam. The Pilgrim Statue’s last visit on the island was in 2015. The Travelling Fatima Statue’s tour on the island started on January 15, 2018 and will visit various locations on Guam until February 3, 2018.

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The Academy of Our Lady of Guam High School recently inducted fifteen (15) new members into the school’s Camarin Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). The National Honor Society is a national organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Front row (left to right): Julia Adonay, Mikaela Bumagat, Doriaun Calvo, Guenevere Diaz, Rosita Duenas, Beatrice Estrella, Therese Fegurgur, Nicole Gandaoli, and Brittany Manglona. Back row (left to right): Jeanlyka Botha, Sylvia Perez, Cerila Rapadas, Gabrielle Santos, Lauren Villanueva, and Kaylee Villasoto.

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Sister Lisa Griffith, RSM addressed Academy students at a special Halloween Assembly.

The Academy of Our Lady of Guam (AOLG) students, faculty and staff recently had the opportunity to meet the Executive Director of Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA), Sister Lisa Griffith, RSM. As the director of MESA, her role is to ensure that the charism, values and tradition of Mercy is supported and sustained in Mercy schools worlwide.


According to Sr. Lisa, there are two types of Mercy schools: sponsored and affiliated. In sponsored Mercy schools, the Sisters of Mercy have governance over the schools. However, in affiliated schools, the Bishop of the school's location has governance over the school. Currently, under MESA, there are 57 schools worldwide comprising of about 26,000 students ranging from nursery to high school.


Sr. Lisa's primary purpose while on Guam is to visit the different Mercy schools on island. Sponsored Mercy schools in Guam are Infant of Prague Nursery and Kindergarten and Mercy Heights Nursery and Kindergarten. The affiliated schools in Guam include Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School, St. Anthony Catholic School, Santa Barbara Catholic School and Academy of Our Lady of Guam.

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Senior student Pilar Martin recently garnered First Place in the 2017 Guam Energy Office high school essay contest division. This year's theme for the contest was "Power Up Your Energy Efficiency."

Academy of Our Lady of Guam Senior Cari Ann Cabral recently garnered second place winner of the Constitution Quiz contest associated with the Federal Judiciary's 2017 "Constitution Day/Citizenship Day" Celebration activities. Twenty (20) Academy Seniors participated in the Quiz contest and each successfully completed all ten questions and submitted a paragraph on "As a Citizen of the island of Guam, what does the Constitution mean to you?/How will you create a more perfect union." Kudos to the Academy Seniors who participated, especially CarriAnn Cabral who placed in the contest. 

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AOLG Senior CarriAnn Cabral second place winner of the Constitution Quiz contest.

 

AOLG Seniors 2017 Constitution Day

Pictured as AOLG Seniors who participated in the Federal Judiciary's 2017 "Constitution Day/Citizenship Day" Celebration activities. Back Row:Akyna Blas, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood, Alithia Ayuyu, Audrey Santos, Caitlin Sucgang, Doriaun Calvo, Veronica Fruge, Danica Cerrillo, Chasnel Dela Cruz, Shawne Baleto, Abrianni Chargualaf, Meagan Cruz, Abigail Onedera, Jasmine Chargualaf, Lauren McDonald, Brandy Paulino, Alexandra Hertslet, Regine Balatbat, Christine Lazaro, second row: Faith Nieve, Jayda Camacho, Lyana Crisostomo, Lhyra Alves, LaVona Aromin, Mariah Fejeran, Antonia Camacho, Nicole Imamura, Front Row: Court Coordinator Carmen Terlaje, Nicole Perry, Maria Dela Cruz


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