Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Saturday, April 21, 2018

sha antonine-webFrom left, Sister Sheila O’Neill, Sacred Heart Academy president; Serafina Cordero; Charlotte Beatty; Madison Sakheim; Isabelle Hommel; Keely Greiner; Brittany Barbour; Sarah Nastri; Susanne McGrady; and Arushi Khanna. Two other recipients, Eunji Lee and Karlee Chapman, are not pictured. (Photo submitted

HAMDEN – Sacred Heart Academy has awarded its Sister Antonine Signorelli, ASCJ Scholarship to 11 incoming freshmen with outstanding academic records who have achieved the highest entrance exam scores.

Established in 1993, the scholarship honors the life, philosophy and achievements of the academy’s foundress and first principal. Sister Antonine Scholars form a distinct group of young women who display strong academic success with promise for future accomplishment, affirming the academy’s motto, “Excelsior.”

The 2014 Sister Antonine Scholars are Brittany Barbour of Branford, Charlotte Beatty, Keely Greiner and Isabelle Hommel of Guilford, Karlee Chapman of Milford, Serafina Cordero of Northford, Arushi Khanna of Derby, Eunji Lee of Trumbull, Susanne McGrady of Madison, Sarah Nastri of Cheshire and Madison Sakheim of Hamden.

The scholars and their families attended a reception held in their honor recently and hosted by the Admissions Office and current Antonine Scholars.

“Through the years, our Sister Antonine Scholars have been accepted to and graduated from the finest colleges and universities in the United States and abroad,” said Sister Sheila O’Neill of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, ’71, academy president. “And many of these graduates consider Sacred Heart to be an impetus for their success.”

Recent graduates who are Sister Antonine Scholars currently study at Harvard University, UConn, Columbia, Princeton, the University of Notre Dame, Brown, Tufts, Yale, Dartmouth, and Cornell, among others. Several were National Merit Finalists and state of Connecticut Governor’s Scholars, Sister Sheila said.