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Students who wish to challenge themselves academically, have an opportunity to participate in academic competitions in various disciplines sponsored by Sacred Heart Academy and outside partners.   


Social Studies Competitions


Students in Government Day

Students in Government Day, is sponsored by the Town of Hempstead (TOH).  By working through a mock weather emergency, students learn how closely all town departments have to work together in order to best service the residents in an emergency.  The scenario often features a hurricane headed straight for Long Island. Students interact in various roles to protect the safety and well-being of town residents in the midst of the weather crisis.  The TOH department heads guide them throughout the day.


Faculty moderator: Ms. Rachael Grazioli


Euro Challenge

This competition gives students the opportunity to step into the shoes of diplomats and economic policymakers by examining real world economic issues.  Teams of 3-5 select one euro area country, examine an economic problem and make a 15 minute presentation.  They also recommend appropriate policy solutions to a distinguished panel of judges.


Faculty Moderator: Mrs. Susan Perfetti


Mock Trials

Students participating in Mock Trials are trained by lawyers how to:
  • write opening and closing statements
  • prepare witnesses
  • testify
  • make objections
  • think on their feet
  • Cite law
  • Research laws

The Mock Trial Team competes at the Nassau County Bar Association Mock Trial Competitions and The Long Island Metropolitan Mentor Moot Court Competition. Students compete before judges at the Mineola Supreme Court House.

Faculty Moderator:  Ms. Alison Mertz


World Language Competitions


The National Spanish Exam, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

The National Italian Exam, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Italian

The National French Contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French

The competitions are open to all students on their respective level in whichever of the three languages she has chosen to study. The exams test student ability in reading, listening, vocabulary and structure. Varying by level of student, Sacred Heart Academy has had winners in all categories (Honorable Mention, Bronze, Silver and Gold) for each of the three languages we offer (as was likewise the case for the National Latin Exam). All of the members of our department encourage the girls to accept the challenge of participating in these contests, not only because so many do so well, but because taking the exam itself is yet another opportunity to practice and grow more proficient in the new language.



Music Competitions


NYSSMA Solo Festival

Our students regularly participate at the NYSSMA Solo Festival, and in the past few years there have been several students selected for All-County, LISFA, and All-State ensembles.


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