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 Knights in the News is an e-newsletter sent to all alumni and current families. It features interesting stories about our alumni, our students and our faculty.

We love sharing good news about our Knights! Feel free to submit a story for consideration to ckrech@bishopoconnell.org.


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Posted Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 
The Knights broke a few school records at the 2014 Virginia Independent School Athletic Association (VISAA) Swimming and Diving Championship at Freedom Aquatic Center in Manassas on Feb. 14-15. Sophomore Sarah Cahill beat a 15-year old team record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.40. Senior Jack Gigliotti, who will be diving for Virginia Tech next year, won the state championship and broke the oldest school record on the board (set in 1988). His one-meter diving score was 424.05. DJO's diving coach Kelly Hunter '02, was recognized as the VISAA diving coach of the year.
Posted Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 
Congratulations to 2010 O'Connell alumna, Ashley Fidler, who has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a masters degree program in the field of chemical engineering and biotechnology at the prestigious Cambridge University in the U.K. Fidler is currently in her senior year at the College of William and Mary, where she is called a "stand out among high achievers," double majoring in chemistry and biology. Only a few years ago, she was graduating from Bishop O'Connell High School, heading to William and Mary to pursue a degree in linguistics.
Posted Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 
Congratulations to O'Connell senior Romelo Trimble who joins the ranks of basketball's elite, being named to the boys team for the 2014 McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game. The last boys basketball player from the Washington D.C. area to be selected as a McDonald's All American was former O'Connell standout, Kendall Marshall '10, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Posted Friday, Jan 17, 2014 
Posted Friday, Dec 6, 2013 
Six senior members of the Royalette Dance Team participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They performed alongside 700 other dancers and cheerleaders from around the country. The O'Connell dancers qualified for this invitation based on their performance this past summer at the Universal Dance Association camp.
Posted Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 
Congratulations to Bishop O'Connell freshman Javier Jarauta, who was selected to participate in the District 12 Honors Orchestra. Two hundred forty strings students auditioned for a seat in the orchestra. District 12 represents high schools in Arlington and Fairfax counties, including private schools within those boundaries. Jarauta ranked 24th out of 133 violinists auditioning to obtain a seat in the first violin section of the orchestra.
Posted Sunday, Sep 8, 2013 
The Bishop O'Connell girls soccer team traveled to the McDonogh Invitational outside Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 7 to play River Hill of Maryland. The Lady Knights were victorious over the River Hills girls, who were ranked #3 in the Washington area before this game. Read more about this game in the Washington Post.
Posted Sunday, Sep 8, 2013 
The Bishop O'Connell varsity football team traveled to Alexandria on Saturday, Sept. 7 to take on Bishop Ireton. After a quick start by the Cardinals, the Knights were able to take control of the game early, ultimately coming out on top, 41-6. Read more from local media...
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