The Rose Gala
The St. Cecilia Academy Rose Gala is the largest fundraising event for SCA, with proceeds benefiting our current year operations, providing resources for all SCA students. With Rose Gala and Annual Fund drive resources, St. Cecilia Academy continues its 156 year mission to equip young women to excel and inspire them to lead lives of integrity.
Cathie Correia Stamps is synonymous with fine arts at St. Cecilia Academy. Not only because her tenure at SCA spans nearly three decades, but because her hard work, vision, and tenacity has inspired generations of St. Cecilia girls to find their voice through the arts.
Cathie began her career at St. Cecilia Academy in 1987, she taught drama, led the forensics team and also helped with the Bug Beat, the school newspaper. She immediately felt at home in a Catholic environment and also as a teacher at an all-girls’ school. For it was the precise permutation of the two, strong Catholic identity and passion empowering young women, that is what has helped solidify Mrs. Stamps as a fixture of our school and we are proud to recognize her as the 2017 Rose Gala honoree.
2015 Anne Love Brunette '72
The mark of a successful school is the presence of teachers who embody the vision and mission that defines it. Anne Love Brunette ’72 combines the faithfulness of a devoted alumna with the dedication of an educator who has served with enthusiasm in both teaching and leadership roles. For these reasons, she was chosen as the 2015 Rose Gala Honoree.
From 1979 until 2002, she served SCA in a variety of capacities: teaching art (1979 to 1996), as director of student activities (1995-96) and assistant principal (1996 to 2002.) During that time she inspired creativity in her students, helped to develop student policies, engaged in event planning, curriculum development, strategic planning and the on-going accreditation process. She was also on the design/build team for the science wing, administration addition, dining hall and kitchen additions. Anne directed the interim program, planned fundraisers and was the school’s liaison with the Alumnae Association and Parents’ Association.
When Anne graduated in 1972, Anne was assigned the superlative, Most School Spirit. St. Cecilia Academy is grateful for all that she has shared of that spirit through the years, in ways big and small. Anne Brunette truly exemplifies what it means to be a St. Cecilia Girl.
2016 Mr. Francis Horn
To say that Mr. Horn has become a fixture in the St. Cecilia Academy community in the last 30 years would be a severe understatement. One would be hard-pressed to find any SCA alumna within the past three decades that would not count Mr. Francis Horn as one of the most influential people in her high school career. With a tremendous amount of spirit and diligence, Mr. Horn has embedded himself into every fabric of the school — from the classroom to the athletics fields to the theatre stage and beyond. St. Cecilia Academy is fortunate to count Mr. Horn as an esteemed member of our school community and we are proud to recognize him as the 2016 Rose Gala honoree.