Mary Louis Nelson Oliva was the very first student registered to attend The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA). Though she passed away on Feb. 26 at the age of 84, her legacy and impact on the all-girls Catholic high school lives on.
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Young Women: Made in the Image of God or Social Media Challenges?
Social media use is nearly universal among teens. But for young women, what they might see displayed on their smartphone screen could be dangerous.
Recognizing Women Prophets in the Old Testament
“Are there any women prophets in your book?” That’s the question that stuck with Kieran Larkin, a religious studies teacher at The Mary Louis Academy, after he published his first book, “Messengers of God: A Survey of Old Testament Prophets,” in 2019. Having written about male prophets who were chosen by God to deliver messages of encouragement or condemnation — like Elijah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah — Larkin did a deep dive into the few “prophetesses” mentioned in Scripture.
Only in Print: Long Before Super Bowl LV Championship, Maral Javadifar Was Supported, Encouraged at Diocesan Catholic Schools
As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense decided to run out the clock in victory formation at Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, along the sidelines stood a woman who already made history: Maral Javadifar, who is one of the first full-time female coaches in the NFL.
Sports Round-Up Jan. 30
Kyle Flood, a graduate of St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, has joined the coaching staff of University of Texas, Austin, new head football coach Steve Sarkisian.
Principals at Forefront During COVID-19
Almost overnight, there was a universal new normal, although there was nothing normal about this newness. For principals working under these demanding and chaotic circumstances and still continuing to do so, the pressure is incalculable, the options are limited, and the sleepless nights have become the norm.
Sports Round-Up Sept. 12
Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, will again host the P.O. Christopher Hoban Memorial Run, but this year the run will take place virtually. Runners can participate wherever they are on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Coronavirus’s Mental Toll on Diocesan Students and Families
While school procedures are changing, the unknown dangers might lie deeper than the surface level for the students. School Psychologist Christina Sama-Bommarito at The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates calls COVID-19 a perfect storm for children and adolescent mental health.
The Mary Louis Academy Loses Esteemed Educator
TMLA athletic director Joe Lewinger died on March 28 from complications of the coronavirus.
The Mary Louis Academy Loses Assistant Principal to Coronavirus
Joe Lewinger, Assistant Principal of Student Life at The Mary Louis Academy in Queens, died late in the evening of March 28 from complications of the coronavirus. He was 42 years old.