ST. ANGELA ACADEMY IN AIKEN, SC

September 22, 2014

St. Angela Academy is only a memory now, but our high school experience extends well beyond that time and place. We hope that this WWW site will serve as
The Virtual St. Angela Academy
an electronic archive of words and images, and a point of contact for former students and faculty.

Prospective reunion organizers, please read this.



LATEST UPDATES:
  September 22, 2014 There will be a reunion for the classes of 1973, 1974, and 1975 on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Newberry Hall in Aiken. All the details and contact information are here in this PDF.

  May 4, 2012 From Don Vardell '62 comes word of a reunion:
 
The St. Angela Academy Class of 1962 is reuniting 50 years after graduation! This '50th Reunion, June 15-17, 2012 is in Aiken.
 
The Class of '62 welcomes graduating members of SAA classes 1957 through 1967, and ALL SAA and St. MARY'S faculty members.
 
Bring and share fond and fun memories at a Mid-day Picnic (Hamburger Cookout) at Aiken State Park, Pavilion #3 from 11 am to 3 PM, Saturday June 16, 2012. Attending '57 - '67 class members should RSVP to Claire (Kuneman) Worth (cworth7821@charter.net) by June 10.
 
A picnic appetizer, salad or dessert (to serve eight) is welcome. However, it is the classÂ’s pleasure to host faculty as guests. BYO Beverages and Chairs. (Alcoholic beverages not permitted in the park). View Aiken State Park's facilities and features, as well as a map to the park, at these addresses:
      www.stateparks.com
      www.southcarolinaparks.com
The park is in Windsor, SC, about 15 miles from downtown Aiken.

  February 21, 2012
 
My very own brother Ralph '66 found and scanned the class graduation picture. Click on the version here to bring up a 2.6 MB larger jpg.

  June 7, 2011 From Leilani Mikula, granddaughter of Coach Henry Christopher Caver, comes the news of his passing on June 5th, 2011 at the age of 92. The services are at 9am on June 10th, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aiken and there will be a get together for friends and family from 10 am to 12 PM at Newberry Hall. His wife Barbara Caver passed away February 20, 2010.

  January 6, 2011 From Andrew Albenesius '78 comes news of a reunion for Saints. Although primarily targeted for classes 1975 - 1981, all Saints will want to look at the Word invitation here, and the update here.
 
Here are parking directions in PDF.

  July 12, 2010 From Chris Bethmann '80 comes news of a reunion for his classmates and friends. Here is a link to a Word document containing the details.

  August 3, 2009 Sister M. de Neri Faase has gone home to heaven. Here is the obituary.

  August 1, 2009 Jim Caprell '76 sent me a copy of his reflections of St. Angela Academy, read to participants in the July 2009 reunion at the site of the former Berrie Road campus. He writes "Frank, Attached please find the notes from our memorial time at the school site on Saturday morning. We met the Woolleys and they were gracious in their hospitality. Thanks for adding this." Here is the link to the text in Word format.

  June 15, 2009
From Todd Gladden '74 comes word of a reunion in Aiken this July 2009 for members of the class of 1974. The image here is a thumbnail. Click on it to bring up the full-size version in pdf.


  September 15, 2008
This past January, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Sr. deNeri's birth. Here is the story in the The Catholic Miscellany from January 24, 2008.


  February 24, 2008 There will be a reunion for St. Angela classes 1952 through 1962 this Fall. Here is the link to the reunion web site.

  July 27, 2005 St. Angela Academy Class of 1980, 25th Reunion at Rose Hill Estate with invitations to Classes of 1979 & 1981. Save the date, September 10, 2005. RSVP Leslie.Graham@Wachovia.Com, or call 864-306-7968. Robyn Conner, Fran Pruitt, Mary Dufour, Chris Bethmann.

  July 27, 2005 Today I received this absolutely remarkable email and photos.
 
Dear Mr. Maloney,
 
We thought you might be interested to see a few pictures of our home on the former site of St. Angela Academy. These photos were taken earlier this month, about six months after we moved here. The home and barn are completely surrounded by a two-acre paddock which extends from Rye Patch on the east side to Ridgeley Hall on the west side. We live here with our two horses, four dogs, three cats and three birds.
 
We purchased the property in the fall of 2003, about four years after the school had been razed. Our objective in 2004 was to build a home and barn in the style and tradition of other winter colony homes on Berrie Road. We hope we have accomplished that. We have used the original entrances that were used by the school. All trees still alive and standing were preserved. As you can see in one of the photos attached, we have kept and continue to maintain the St. Angela monument out of respect for the past.
 
We live here year 'round. We feel the vibrations of the property's past, reflecting the caring and goodness of the students and teachers present here before us. We consider ourselves custodians of the property, and try to maintain it to our highest vision. We use no herbicides, insecticides or fertilizers, preferring to use nature's bounty of sun and water. Hopefully, we can serve as a visible reminder to our friends, visitors and passersby of how to treat the land and one's animals to live in harmony with nature. We love the cardinals, blue birds and hummingbirds which grace our flowers every day. Horse-drawn carriages continue to frequent Berrie Road on the way to/from Hitchcock Woods. Could this be Paradise?
 
Not infrequently someone will stop to take a photo of the St. Angela monument, or stop us on our way to Hitchcock Woods to compliment and thank us for what we have done here. Frequently, these are former students and teachers, while some have no such connection but must be attracted to the serenity and beauty of the place.
 
You are welcome to share all or part of this message and photos with St. Angela alumni/ae and/or place them on the St. Angela web site. We are honored to be here. We hope you are pleased with what we have done.
 
Sincerely,
Victor and Kate Woolley
308 Berrie Road, SW
Aiken, SC 29801
 
 
 

  May 4, 2004 Saints from the class of '74 celebrated a reunion in Aiken in June 2004. Here is the announcement in word format.

  March 28, 2004 Following the fabulous suggestion by Stephen Mueller '79, I have established the St. Angela Academy mail list at Yahoo. After joining (it's free), you send one email to the list address and it goes to everyone on the list.
It works like this:
Go to St. Angela on Yahoo
 
Click the "Join This Group!" button.
 
Sign on to Yahoo if you are a Yahoo member, or click the "Sign up now" link to join Yahoo.
 
Follow the directions.
 
Lastly, send an email to StAngela@yahoogroups.com to let everyone else on the list that you have arrived!
    Be sure to tell your classmates about this group.

  March 27, 2004 From Jeanette Graham Redd '54 comes the senior class portrait. Photographs such as these are invaluable, since we do not have yearbooks for all SAA classes. Scour those photographs in your archives and let me know what you find!

  October 1, 2003 Rick Stetson '62 discovered a copy of a letter from Sr. Veronica Hanas, dated June 28, 1988, announcing the closing of St. Angela Academy. If you click on the thumbnail at the right, you can download the 1.7 MByte JPG image.

To protect privacies, I have removed Sr. Hanas' signature and address.



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or
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