Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2020

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Features Hardwick left Collegeville ready to soar P. 14 He didn’t think he had the grades or the funds to attend Saint John’s, but his high school principal – a priest and Johnnie alum – thought otherwise. That launched David Hardwick ’60 on a career path that has taken him to the forefront of the laser technology field, and to so much more.

Columba’s remarkable story took root at Saint John’s P. 20 Part scholar, part monastic. Part Benedictine monk, part Indiana Jones. Fr. Columba Stewart is a “cutting-edge guy in a black habit,” and his life story and global preservation achievements combine so many unlikely elements that they make his accomplishments of the past year even more extraordinary.

Scheele dedicated to making the Earth a better place P. 30 Carter Scheele ’21 found a home for his diverse interests at Saint John’s, where he’s a doublemajor in music and environmental studies. Playing viola in a symphony orchestra and fighting wildfires for the U.S. Forest Service is an unusual combination, one that Scheele embraces and relishes.