HAMDEN – Sacred Heart Academy students recently toured nearby Sacred Heart Manor to learn if a career in a construction-related field was right for them.
From left, seniors Natalie Sheehan of East Haven, August Warhall of New Haven and Jessica Nobitz of Prospect and junior Kaitlin D’Agostino of Hamden were among the students who toured the manor with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. after attending a panel discussion titled “Considering a Career in Architecture/Interior Design, Engineering or Construction Management” at the school.
Presenters on the panel were Anne Barthelemy of CAMA Inc., who discussed architecture; Kacee Lawlor of Centek Engineering Inc., who discussed construction; Baily Russell of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., who led the discussion about engineering; and Maria Loitz, a 1989 graduate of the academy, representing BVH Integrated Services’ involvement with the ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut.
Rick Warhall, father of student August Warhall, represented the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., which is renovating the manor, and introduced the panel.
Dan Noonan, project manager at Sacred Heart Manor, led the tour of the site.
Sister Sheila O’Neill of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, president of Sacred Heart Academy, called the presenters “wonderful role models for our young women.”