The Academy of Our Lady of Guam, rooted in the unique charism of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, is an Archdiocesan secondary school. With a dedicated faculty and staff, the school promotes the holistic development of a diverse population of young women fostering academic excellence, responsible leadership, global awareness, social justice, and compassionate service for all in the tradition of the Catholic faith.
The Academy of Our Lady of Guam is grateful for the generous alumnae donors who continue to make it possible for some of our young women on island to receive an Academy education and be part of the growing "sisterhood". They are truly exemplary of Catherine McAuley's mission to help educate women and children. Some of the school's alumnae donors for School Year 2016-2017 recently attended the Mercy Day Liturgical Celebration held on September 22, 2016 along with some of the Sisters of Mercy, many of whom were their teachers at the Academy. Front row left to right: Sr. Maria Quitanilla, Sr. Cabrini Taitano '60, Sr. Francis Marie Blas, Sr. Orlean Pereda '69, Sr. Angela Perez '64/AOLG President, Mari Utsui (recipient of Jane Wha-Young Kim Scholarship given by Yuri Kim '89), Maycie Utsui, Daphne Castillo/AOLG Vice Principal, Sr. Francis Jerome Cruz, Mary Meeks '69/AOLG Principal, Elaine Jones '56, Sharina Quitugua (Elaine Jones '66 Scholarship recipient), Natasha Quitugua '91, Enrico Aquino, Riennel Aquino ("Save Our Sister Program" by the Class of '91 Scholarship recipient), Nelba Aquino, Nadya Dupree (Elaine Jones '66 Scholarship recipient), Marie Dupree. Back row left to right: Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, Sr. Elizabeth Uncangco, Sr. Trinie Pangelinan, Sr. Dorothy Lettiere, Sr. Oliva Benavente '63, and the Class of '91 representatives present: Paula Ulloa, Anna Liza De Luna Ganeb, Alma Neglerio Terbio, Peggy Wong Nartia, Rowena Roa Guzman, Pam Baker Brewster, Jackie Ponce, Joanne Sequitin Kim, Tina Perez, Teena Benavente Quichocho, and Aubriene Merfalen.
Senior Class President Lincoln Budasi and Student Council President Rhea Jose spent the morning on the air at the Sorensen Media Group promoting Academy's Test Drive a New Buick Event. They were interviewed on the Morning Blender on Power 98, Mornings with Patti on K57, and The Pauly Experience on 105.1 The Kat.
The Bark for Life honors dogs as Canine Caregivers - offering cancer survivors their unconditional love, joy, security, compassion, and companionship. Members of Academy's Interact Club volunteered at the event, held at the Plaza de Espana last Saturday.
The past three weeks have been very busy here at the Academy. As we wrap up the month of August, we reflect back on all of our back-to-school activities. As we do every school year, we celebrated the Mass, presided over by Fr. Tom McGrath. Other welcome back activities included the introduction of all teachers and staff members, the yearly handbook assembly - including the ever so popular what to wear/what not to wear fashion show, clubs assemblies and club fair, freshman breakfast, first week 8th block activity, and 1st quarter pep rally.