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INVESTING IN FUTURES 2013 Cristo Rey Network Annual Report

MISSION The Cristo Rey Network empowers students from underserved lower-income communities to develop their minds and become lifelong contributors to society. By providing students an extraordinary, Catholic, college preparatory education and a unique, four-year corporate work study experience, we seek to “transform urban America one student at a time.� Photos: (cover) Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, | 3 (left) Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep | 3

From the Chairman of the Board Dear Friends: The Cristo Rey Network is on the move.








network of high schools in the country — and After a nation-wide search, in April the Cristo


Rey Network found its new President and CEO


in its own backyard in Chicago. Randy Kurtz

Corporate Work Study Program that covers

joined Cristo Rey with a wealth of experience, a

most of their education costs. We believe that

passion for our mission, and a bundle of energy

combining rigorous academics with experience

and ideas. We are blessed by his arrival.

in the workplace is the best way to prepare our





offer the

economically benefit



students with the knowledge and skills needed In June, Fr. Joseph Parkes, S.J., concluded

for success. For that reason, we are committed

his service as Chairman of the Network Board.

to opening new schools and growing our existing

Fr. Parkes remains a member of the Board


and continues to serve in his primary role as President of Cristo Rey New York. We are

We are grateful to all of you who have invested

indebted to Fr. Parkes for his extraordinary

in our work.

leadership and service to the Network. Sincerely, At the heart of our mission are the students we serve. A new Cristo Rey school opened in


Philadelphia in fall 2012 and in Columbus this

Kevin T. Baine

school-year. We look forward to new schools

Chairman of the Board

opening next year in Atlanta and San Jose.

Partner, Williams & Connolly, LLP

From the President & CEO • 1,800 corporate partners stepping up to

Dear Friends:

employ our students I feel privileged that the Board of Directors chose me as the new leader of the Cristo Rey Network. For me this role is a calling and not a job. I think of myself as an ambassador for the thousands of

• 46 University Partners educating more than 700 graduates • Graduates completing college at twice the rate of their low-income peers

young men and women we currently serve and will serve in the future.

In short, our students develop the “grit” and “social captial” they need to succeed in college

In 30 years on Wall Street, I learned that when

and in life.

folks commit their time or their money, they expect tangible results. There are a lot of “stories”

You and I have a huge opportunity: to invest in


this unique model of social change. The Cristo






demonstrable outcomes. I want to reflect

Rey movement is worthy of our time, our enthusiasm, our ideas and our treasure.

for a moment on Cristo Rey’s return on our investment:

To those of you already invested in Cristo Rey, I say thank you. If you are new to Cristo Rey, I invite you to learn about us and get on board. Together we can do even

• Currently educating 8,100 economically

greater things.

disadvantaged students • 6,800 graduates whose lives have been

Sincerely in Cristo Rey,

transformed • Growth of the Network from 3 schools ten years ago to 26 today and more on the way

Randolph R. Kurtz

President and CEO |5

From the Chair Emeritus Dear Friends: We began the first Cristo Rey school in the Pilsen


neighborhood near downtown Chicago in 1996.

Furthermore, the criterion we determined for

At that time, I planned to return to Peru five

every decision, “what is best for the students,�

years later. Now seventeen years have passed,

happily remains the norm.







and here we are not only still going strong, but growing. I only return to Peru to visit old friends!

As you will read herein, Cristo Rey schools

Cristo Rey continues to excite people and

continue to produce fruit. The kingdom really is

gather momentum from new partners, which is

coming, and our King is working through us.

the strongest proof that it is not our work. The Holy Spirit is alive and well across the national

Sincerely in Cristo Rey,

Network. This school-year, 8,100 urban young people are receiving a Catholic, college preparatory

John P. Foley, S.J.

education - an opportunity they thought was

Chair Emeritus

completely out of their reach. As in any human institution, challenges exist in our 26 schools. Yet, thousands of young men and women are getting the chance to bring to life all their wonderful gifts. That was the bottom line when we began the first Cristo Rey school, and it


Year in Review Five Cristo Rey schools ranked among 41 most challenging private schools According to Washington Post’s Jay Mathews’s Index Score

Leadership Appointments:

President & CEO, Randy Kurtz; Chairman of the Board, Kevin Baine

Immaculate Conception Academy & Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston celebrated first graduating classes CLASS OF 2013

awards Coporate Work Study Program 1 of 6 groundbreaking projects in the world


New Member


Cristo Rey Philadelphia (2012) & Cristo Rey Columbus (2013)



2013-2014 Facts & Figures

8,100 students

6,800 alumni



Cristo Rey

high schools

corporate work study program job partners


Religious Sponsors & Endorsers assure each

Did you know?

school is Catholic in identity and mission 8 | Photo: Christ the King Preparatory School


average family income for a

household of four


University Partners

100,000,000 operating budget of all schools

STUDENT ENROLLMENT Cristo Rey Network schools serve only economically disadvantaged youth, inclusive of all faiths and cultures.



60% Catholic

55% Hispanic

40% Non-Catholic

35% Black 6% Other 4% White

CLASS OF 2017 DEMOGRAPHICS School of Origin 43% Public 30% Catholic 23% Charter 4% Other


Partnering with Corporate America Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program is unique in American education. Corporate partners






Four longer days a week in the classroom

educational opportunities for urban young

One full day a week in the workplace

Lifelong skills and habits of mind for success

people by employing every Cristo Rey student. Students work as entry-level staff in professional settings one full day of every week, earning wages to support approximately half the cost of their college preparatory education. Through their work with Cristo Rey students, corporate partners mentor our young people, develop a pipeline of diverse talent, and improve their corporate culture. In turn, Cristo Rey students gain valuable social capital and learn real life lessons. They build the self-confidence and grit needed to successfully navigate college and careers.

Gizel, a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit Minneapolis, was a Project Engineer Intern at Medtronic. She diagnosed a production bottleneck that was slowing a manufacturing process and helped design a solution that will save the company approximately $35,000. According to Gizel, “I had such an amazing experience!” 10 | Photo: Gizel, second from left, and her fellow classmates from Cristo Rey Jesuit Minneapolis in front of Medtronic.

1,800 Corporate Partners include: Corporate partners employing students in five or more cities: American Red Cross Blue Cross Blue Shield Catholic Charities Deloitte & Touche, LLP Ernst & Young, LLP United Way Expeditors International Grant Thornton JP Morgan Chase Jones Day LLP KPMG Latham & Watkins PNC Bank Pricewaterhouse Coopers Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. US Bank Wells Fargo YMCA

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What do students do in the workplace? Knowledge Jobs

Traditional Jobs

Engineer Support


PowerPoint Presentations

Document Processing

Science Lab Research

File Management

Translation Services

Mail Room Assistance

Website Maintenance

Schedule Management

Revenue Earned by Students $40mm $44mm projected

Jobs by Industry 16% Financial Services 13% Law

4% Manufacturing 4% Real Estate

11% Healthcare 8% Professional Services 7% Education

12 | Photos: (top) Cristo Rey New York High School, (right) Arrupe Jesuit High School

16% Nonprofit 21% Other

2012-2013 2013-2014

“The educational quality of the program is fundamentally different in kind from what anyone else offers. Math suddenly matters when you have to help a company figure out its gross margin in a certain part of the country. Our employees love working with these students. They come in articulate, bright, well dressed, and ready to work. For our part, we have to be good adult influences in their lives. It lifts everyone’s game.” Christopher Connor CEO, Sherwin-Williams

Photo: Cristo Rey New York High School | 13

Teach-Learn-Lead Supported by the generosity of the Louis Calder Foundation, the Caster Family Trust, and John and Diane Patience, Cristo Rey’s work around teaching and learning integrates three domains essential to high school and college success for every student.


Curriculum & Assessment Student






Teacher Effectiveness A







Principal Leadership Principals




rigorous, standards-based, college-ready

classroom increases student achievement.

framework for instruction to observe

curriculum with annual benchmarks closely

Our teacher effectiveness work focuses

classrooms daily and provide teachers with

aligned to the Common Core State

on implementation of evidence-based

regular feedback. Our national cohort of

Standards and the ACT College and

instructional strategies in all classrooms.


Career Readiness Standards. A focus on

Through our annual Summer Institute,

achievement data and to challenge and



support one another other in strategizing









integration of identified thinking strategies

during the school year, teachers at Cristo

and lifelong learning behaviors, promotes

Rey schools continuously develop and

college readiness. These same strategies,

refine their toolkits of strategies. Thus,

integrated into our Corporate Work Study

teachers’ professional practice is focused

Program, ensure that our graduates are

on specific strategies that drive student

college- and career-ready.

learning results. Teacher teams collaborate to



classroom instruction. 14 | Photo: San Miguel High School







to achieve our shared mission.

“As education of at-risk students continues to be the focus of our foundation, Cristo Rey does an excellent job of leveraging our philanthropy in accomplishing these goals.“ John and Diane Patience

To and Through College Cristo Rey graduates are succeeding in

In August 2013, Cristo Rey was awarded a three-year grant to support our

college at twice the rate of their peers.

College Completion Program, aimed to further equip Cristo Rey students with

Nonetheless, critical barriers may prevent our

essential knowledge and skills to successfully enroll and graduate from

alumni from successfully enrolling, persisting and

college with a Bachelor’s degree.

completing college. Cristo Rey’s new partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will be

Alumni advisors and college counselors from Cristo Rey Kansas City High

instrumental in guiding alumni to achieve key

School, Cristo Rey New York High School and Saint Martin de Porres High

milestones during their path to and through college.

School will implement the College Completion Program comprised of three elements:

1. Senior year and summer transition support

2. Alumni data collection, management, and reporting through the Dell

“Cristo Rey’s College Completion Initiative expands upon the organization’s current efforts in supporting alumni to and through college. We are proud to partner with Cristo Rey to support our common goal to improve overall graduation rates for low-income, first generation students.” Oscar Sweeten-Lopez Program Director, Dell Scholars

Scholar Administrative and Alumni portals 3. Alumni outreach, interventions, and mentorship

Cristo Rey Network Graduates

90% 2x

enrolled in college over the last several


enrolled at the top 100 national universities and


liberal art colleges

college graduation rate

of those enrolled at a college

- compared to their low-income peers


partner institution have graduated or are on track to graduate

Photo: Verbum Dei High School | 17

National University Partners Supporting Partners Boston College Creighton University Connecticut College Dominican University Fairfield University Fordham University Loras College Providence College Regis University Rockhurst University Saint Louis University Saint Peter’s College Santa Clara University Seattle University Stevenson University Stonehill College Trinity Washington University University of Saint Mary outer strokes of the shield is reversed so the white is the outer stroke on a dark back ground, as opposed the the normal blue outline used on white

University of San Francisco University of Scranton University of St. Francis Wesleyan University

18 | Photo: Cristo Rey Network Alumni Ambassadors

School Growth The Cristo Rey Network is committed to opening schools that will be sustainable long-term, both

Schools in Development

financially and academically. To do so, the Cristo

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School (opening in 2014)

Rey School Growth Team supports communities in

Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School (opening in 2014)

each phase of the replication process, starting with

Cristo Rey Albuquerque High School

the initial feasibility study through the opening of the

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge High School


Cristo Rey Dallas High School Cristo Rey Milwaukee High School

Given the school choice legislation in a number

Cristo Rey Phoenix High School

of states, we are opening even more financially

Cristo Rey San Antonio High School

sound schools supported not only by revenue from the Corporate Work Study Program, but also by

Visit for up-to-date progress on each school.

school vouchers and education tax credits.

Today Last year, The Walton Family Foundation joined Cristo Rey as a lead strategic partner in these


efforts, with support from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Caster Family Trust.


students avg. students per school


20,000 400-600

students avg. students per school

“We are proud to be the latest in a long line of Cristo Rey schools to open. We look forward to providing low-income students here in Atlanta with a first-class Catholic, private school option.� Bill Garrett President, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School 20 |

Existing Schools (26) In Development (8) Target Markets

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Mission Effectiveness Standards To protect the integrity of the Cristo Rey model, schools adhere to a set of quality criteria – the Mission Effectiveness Standards. To assess school performance relative to each

As a member of the Cristo Rey Network, a school: 1. Is explicitly Catholic in mission and enjoys Church approval. 2. Serves only economically disadvantaged students. The school is 2. open to students of various faiths and cultures.

standard, schools undergo regular reviews to

3. Is family centered and plays an active role in the local community.


4. Shall prepare all of its students to enter and graduate from college.


Visiting review teams assure that

5. Requires participation by all students in the work-study program. All students must be 14 years old by September 1st.

schools are taking steps to meet the Mission Effectiveness





Advancement: process






assessment develop


implement short and long term goals to drive performance; and

6. Seeks to integrate the learning present in its work program, classroom 2. and extracurricular experiences for the fullest benefit of its student 2. workers. 7. Has an effective administrative and board structure as well as complies with all applicable state and federal laws. 8. Is financially sound and at full enrollment the school is primarily dependent on revenue from the work-study program to meet operating expenses. In addition, the school maintains a 2. comprehensive advancement program to ensure financial stability.

Sharing evidence-based practices:

9. Supports its graduates’ efforts to obtain a college degree.

Member schools replicate effective practices.

10. Is an active participant in the collaboration, support, and development 2. of the Cristo Rey Network.

Photo: San Miguel High School | 21

School Timeline Our first investors, BJ & Bebe Cassin, had the inspiration and vision that started the Cristo Rey Network and enabled our growth.

Chicago, Illinois Sponsored by the ChicagoDetroit Province of the Society of Jesus



Portland, Oregon Sponsored by the San Francisco District of De La Salle Christian Brothers

The Cristo Rey Network salutes Mr. & Mrs. Cassin, pictured here, recipients of the 2013 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association in recognition for their generous contributions to Catholic education. 24 |

Los Angeles, California Sponsored by the California Province of the Society of Jesus and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles


Denver, Colorado Sponsored by the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus



Waukegan, Illinois Endorsed by the American Province of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Sinsinawa Dominicans, Clerics of St. Viator

Cleveland, Ohio Endorsed by the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus and the Sisters of the Humility of Mary

Boston, Massachusetts Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston


Tucson, Arizona Sponsored by the San Francisco District of De La Salle Christian Brothers

New York, New York Endorsed by the New York Province of the Society of Jesus; the American Province of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus; and the Brothers of the Christian Schools District of Eastern NA

Kansas City, Missouri Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth


Lawrence, Massachusetts Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sacramento, California Sponsored by the California Province of the Society of Jesus; Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Midwest Community; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, California Province; Endorsed by the Diocese of Sacramento

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Holy Family Cristo Rey study work achieve succeed Birmingham, Alabama Sponsored by the Congregation of the Passion - Holy Cross Province; Endorsed by the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus Minneapolis, Minnesota Sponsored by the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus

Newark, New Jersey Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark; Endorsed by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and the Marist Brothers of the Schools


Baltimore, Maryland Sponsored by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus

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Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Archdiocese of Washington

Chicago, Illinois Sponsored by the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus

2008 Indianapolis, Indiana Sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

Brooklyn, New York Endorsed by The Passionists and the Vincentians (Congregation of the Mission)

Columbus, Ohio Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Columbus San Francisco, California Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, California

2009 Detroit, Michigan Sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Basilian Fathers


Cincinnati, Ohio Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati


Houston, Texas Sponsored by the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus





Atlanta, Georgia Sponsored by the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces of the Society of Jesus; Endorsed by the Society of Mary


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sponsored by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

opening in 2014 San Jose, California Endorsed by the California Province of the Society of Jesus


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Financial Statements Comparative Schedule of Revenue and Expenses Support and Revenue:

FY 2013

FY 2012



School Membership Dues



University Partnership Dues











General Administration



Development and Communication






Investment Income

Total Support and Revenue

Expenses: Program Services Funding of Schools* Programming Provided to Schools Supporting Services

Total Expenses

* Pass through grant funding for Cristo Rey schools increased by $380,000.

28 | Photos: (top) Immaculate Conception Academy, (bottom) Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School with Gen. Colin Powell in October 2012, (right) Verbum Dei High School

Board of Directors Kevin Baine (Chairman) Partner | Williams & Connolly, LLP

Kathleen A. Mahoney, Ph.D. Consultant

Richard Braddock Private Investor

John O’Shea Managing Director | Tenaska Capital Management

Stephen D. Bumbaugh Education Consultant Rev. John P. Foley, SJ Chair Emeritus | Cristo Rey Network Rev. Jim Gartland, SJ Rector | Blessed Peter Faber Jesuit Community at Boston College Jane Genster Senior Counselor to the President Georgetown University Nicolas Howley Founder, CEO, and Chairman TransDigm Group Incorporated Ann Korologos Former United States Secretary of Labor Randy Kurtz President and CEO | Cristo Rey Network

Rev. Joseph Parkes, SJ President | Cristo Rey New York High School Dan Porterfield, Ph.D. President | Franklin & Marshall College Paul E. Purcell Chairman, President, and CEO Robert W. Baird & Co. Joe Rauenhorst President | Encore One of Florida, L.L.C. John Thompson Former General Manager | Martha Wyrsch Executive Vice President & General Counsel Sempra Energy

Cristo Rey Network Prayer Christ our King, Bless the students, alumni, teachers and leaders of all Cristo Rey schools across our country. Help them discover all the talent you have given to so many young men and women in our center cities so that together they may contribute to making Your Kingdom come and truly be about “transforming urban America one student at a time,” all for your greater glory. Amen.

Champions of Cristo Rey Benefactors contributing gifts $250,000+

$25,000 - $49,999

$1,000 - $4,999

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Paul and Patricia Purcell The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Martha Wyrsch

Jo Anne Abbate Anonymous Robert Becherer Charles and Tiscia Bidwill Dr. Richard Bisson Philip Bornhofen BJ and Bebe Cassin John and Rosemary Croghan W.S. Darley & Co. Jim and Nancy Ewing Pat and Carrie Lee Susan Leverone Sheila Royston Murphy Susan B. Murphy Frank and Lois Noonan Kathy and Dennis O’Keefe Dan Porterfield, Ph. D. Michael and Martha Smith Susan R. and John W. Sullivan Foundation Peter L. Toms Jeffrey and Melissa Underwood Richard and Marilee Wehman

$10,000 - $24,999

Louis Calder Foundation Nicholas Howley John and Diane Patience Roger and Susan Stone The Walton Family Foundation

Kevin Baine Helen Brach Foundation The Dana Foundation Patrick Foley GHR Foundation National Recreation Foundation Starbucks Foundation Qatar Foundation

Honor Roll

$5,000 - $9,999

The Honor Roll reflects donations more than $100 to the Cristo Rey Network from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

$50,000 - $249,999 Richard and Susan Braddock Caster Family Trust J&L Fund Darren and Terry Jackson Mario Family Foundation

John and Barbara Hazeltine Koret Foundation Rita Rodriguez Richard and Dolores Shantz SPX Foundation Anne and Joseph Wenger

$500 - $999 Dan Anglim Robert and Sheila Berner, Sr. George Cavanaugh Tami Ciranna Phil and Julie Delaney Emmett and Bridget Doerr John Foster John Glunz Barbara Griesser Keeley Family Foundation Kathleen Mahoney Dan and Sue Real United Way of the Capital Region

$100 - $499

Robert and Lois Abele Salvatore Anastasio Richard T. Anderson John and Florence Badger Mary Batch Andrew Blum Rev. Michael Boehm Jeffrey Brand Richard and Elaine Brennan William Brown Thomas Carriero James and Maureen Chavoen William and Madeleine Choquette Madeline and William Choquette Paul Cmil Judy Coates Michael and Gail Coie Jeffrey and Lilliam Collmann Daniel and Maria Teresa Connolly Claire Cook Carol Ann Crawford Michael Davey Agnes Dempsey Marilee Dentzer

John Dodson Michael and Patricia Edwards Gregory and Jeanne Eisinger Kelly & Matthew Fairweather Anne and Richard Feeney Joanne Feldmeier James Fitzpatrick William & Patricia Fitzpatrick Lois Forte George and Bettina Francis Theodore Fugar J. Patrick and Anne M. Gallagher Art Gardenswartz Travers Garvin Mark McCabe & Kathleen Getz Dr. Donald A. Gillespie Raymond and Rosemary Giovannoni Richard Griffith Thomas Haggerty James Hajnosz James Harriman Peter and Barbara Hasbrook Brian Hayes Margaret Heffernan John and Andrea Heinstadt Stephen Holte Bernard and Teresa Hurley Paul & Jane Jaeger Susan Jennings Ed and Linda Kaiel John and Mary Kakolewski Mary Beth Kamp George and Elizabeth Kane Robert Keller Stephen Kern David and Rita Kieras Michael and Tanya Killpack William Klein Rev. William P. Knott Carl and Martha Koestner Edward and Kay Koger Jeffrey and Linda Krol Maria Kurrie Carl and Jutta Leuty Robert Lewandowski Paul and Erica Linthorst Charles and Sandra Lizza

Katy Lough George and Rose Marie Lubienski Mary Lucca Thomas and Alicia Luna Charlotte Mac Donald Mary Jane Macafee Thaddeus and Margaret Mackrell John Manfredi Joe and Margaret Maranto David and Mary Martin Edwin B. McConville Stephen McGeady John McGiff James and Betty Miller KC Minter Frank Molony Michael Moran James Morley Mulcahy Law Firm Lester Munson Joseph and Joan Noonan Thomas and Maureen Noone Daniel Obringer Edmond and Mary Ann O’Connor Jeanne B. Oelerich Kathleen Ojeda Norton & Mary Ann O’Meara G. William Parker John Patrick Penders Mary Peteet Bob and Carol Peters Daniel and Melanie Peterson Barbara Pope Mr. and Mrs. John Power Gary and Judith Rabik Charles and Carole Racansky David and Andrea Rahija Adam and Charis Ralko Philip and Maureen Rassas Charles and Joy Reed Mr. & Mrs. Peter Robinson William and Maren Rosborough Patricia Rowan Edward J. Schaaf Richard Schager Thomas and Helen Shantz John and Yanick Shea

Leo and Olive Sheridan Mary Skalkos Francis and Bernadette Skuse Michael and Nancy Smith Michael Lawler Smith Eldon Somers David Speranza T. Michael Sullivan Patricia Sullivan Richard Thesing Donald and Marie Tippman Albert Tobia Lowell and Martha Tompkins Michael Valladao John Vander Vennet Bryan Vincent Pauline Viviano Lambert and Eleanore Von Bank Charles Walsh Robert and Marian Wernicke Alan J. Wilhere Stephen Wilson Richard and Darleen Worth Patricia Wotypka Clifford and Elizabeth Yeary Don Zirkel

If an error has occurred in the compilation of this list, we ask that you call it to our attention.

Photo: Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School | 21

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