St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA), an all boys’ catholic school with a military tradition in Anaheim, CA hosted its annual Military Ball last Saturday, March 18, 2017. More than 250 people attended the event to honor forty-one (41) graduating cadets and their families from China, Mexico, Nigeria and other places throughout the U.S were honored during the evening. Countless heartfelt moments filled the room at the DoubleTree Hotel in Anaheim which included the boys dancing the legendary Grand March & Waltz with their mothers. The polished and elegant dance showcased the discipline and leadership qualities cadets have developed throughout their time at St. Catherine’s Academy and was taught to the boys by Military personnel, Captain Ramos.
To open the event, a synchronized performance was presented by SCA’s color guard and honor guard teams. The school band consisted of SCA’s elementary-aged students who also remarkably performed during the event. The event also showcased a special gratitude video from the boys to their families thanking them for the wonderful opportunity they’ve had to attend St. Catherine’s Academy. More than 20 items were on display for a silent auction as well as an opportunity drawing to a vacation getaway in Florida which was donated by former SCA parent, Mary Crowley. In addition, the event provided live music by The Honeyman Group, a local 6-piece band.
To honor those families who travel from afar, a cadet recited a poem in Chinese and a current mother performed a song in Spanish. Emotions of tears and laughter filled the room from beginning to end. The annual event is 1of 4 special fundraisers which help fund tuition assistance for deserving cadets.
St. Catherine’s Academy serves students from Transitional kindergarten to 8th grade. Celebrating 127 years, SCA is the oldest school in Orange County and is the only school of this type in the United States.
St. Catherine’s Academy was founded in 1889 by Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose; it is an independent Catholic School with a military tradition for boys. The school offers both day and boarding opportunities. The key components of St. Catherine’s programs are: challenging academics focused on the specific learning needs of boys and young men, spiritual development under the nurturing care of the Dominican Sisters, and a structured military program that builds confidence and develops leadership skills.
For more information about SCA or for fundraiser and sponsorship opportunities please call:
(714)772-1363 or visit: www.stcatherinesacademy.org.