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August 15, 2011

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August 15, 2011

I hope that whomever is reading this as a means of trying to discern their Catholic high school choice will be helped in their decision by what I share. I am an alumnae of Academy of the Holy Family (AHF) where I was privileged to attend high school. Prior to attending AHF I was a painfully shy African 14-year old having an extremely difficult time adjusting to American culture. The three years I had attended elementary and junior high school had led me deeper into my shell as my accent led most of my teachers not to understand me and many of my peers to ridicule me. AHF was a God-send for there I found other young students from my homeland and wonderful God-fearing American friends with whom I made lasting friendships as we studied together, prayed together, and grew together. God also blessed me with many teachers who encouraged me to ask questions and who helped me blossom into a good student and athlete, gifts God had put in me that I had never known were in me until I attended AHF. The attention each student received due to the optimal teacher-to-student ratio received helped shape each of us into being the best we could be. For me personally, it helped shape who I am today because AHF is where I fell in love with Science (thank you Sister Maria) and which led to my pursuing a B.A. in Biology from Rosemont College and a M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. This all eventually led to my current job at the National institutes of Health. At AHF my Catholic faith was fostered and so was the knowledge that as a Christian I should look for ways to give back. This led to my involvement in various activities within the Church and non-profit organizations. I am forever grateful for God using my many teachers at AHF to help me discover whom God created me to be as a Catholic and a member of society, while helping me build many wonderful friendships that have become another family to me; and a confidence that as a child of God I can indeed "do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Phil 4:13) Thank you AHF!

Forever grateful,
Mary Kiganda (class of '86)

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Every aspect of my life...in my faith, education, work, volunteer work, fostering of lifelong friendships

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not sure at this time...

July 16, 2011

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July 16, 2011

The Academy, in my opinion, is the greatest all girl's high school, in the country. I am proud to say, that I am an alumnae of the fine school and would recommend it to any student, looking for the best education available. Not only will they learn academics,but also faith, hope and love, from the heart of the Sister's of Charity, who give it their all in developing fine, well educated, young women.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

high school education.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing.

July 12, 2011

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July 12, 2011

The Academy is a fine high school for young women from the US and abroad. The studies are rigorous and there is a great deal of study time. Students are well prepared for college. The professors, both religious and lay professionals are engaging. The school offers an enormous variety of extracurricular activities for all and particularly boarding students. They have made extra efforts to promote learning and personal growth. Our daughter was selected to attend leadership conferences. The relationship of the school to the nearby community college is a definite plus for advanced learning. They deserve ongoing support to continue their fine work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

excellence in teaching extracurricular activities relationship with the local community college AP courses college preparation

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Assure that funding is granted so that they may continue their fine and much needed work as teachers and spriritual leaders

July 12, 2011

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July 12, 2011

The Academy is a fine high school for young women from the US and abroad. The studies are rigorous and there is a great deal of study time. Students are well prepared for college. The professors, both religious and lay professionals are engaging. The school offers an enormous variety of extracurricular activities for all and particularly boarding students. They have made extra efforts to promote learning and personal growth. Our daughter was selected to attend leadership conferences. The relationship of the school to the nearby community college is a definite plus for advanced learning. They deserve ongoing support to continue their fine work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

excellence in teaching extracurricular activities relationship with the local community college AP courses college preparation

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Assure that funding is granted so that they may continue their fine and much needed work as teachers and spriritual leaders

July 3, 2011

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July 3, 2011

This school was very instrumental in my growth and development as a young woman in an ever changing world. We were taught to be strong, confident, Christian woman, ready to go out into the world and give the best that we had to offer. The dedication of the faculty & Staff was second to none, and the motto "where friends become family" still holds true today! Once you walk through those doors, you become part of the family, and when you leave, you are always welcomed "home"!
If you have a daughter, who is high-school aged, it will certainly be worth your while, to invest in her future, and have her experiecne the Academy Life firsthand!

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The Academy of Holy Family, has certainly prepared me for ,the many challenges of living a life of honesty, integretity and service to others, in such a demoralized society. Standing firm in my beliefs, and not being afraid to fight for what is right, and good is also something I learned there.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to reach out to the 'local' girls as well as those from abroad. That multicultural aspect of the school was also very instrumental in making me a well rounded individual.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 3, 2011

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July 3, 2011

hi i went to school there and it is a very good non profit. The sisters do wonderful work there and they give the best education to the students that they can and that is what is important. They deserve all the help that they can get from donations. The sisters have had a very long history in education and they to there best to meet the guidelines set up by the state of Connecticut. I will say this i feel that i got the best education that i could get from the academy.

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i truly love the sisters and i hope that they do not change there way of teaching that they will continue to give the best that they can to the students that they serve.

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i would not make any changes.

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