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View from Collegeville The 449 members of the SJU Class of 2016 began


P 4P Quiz Drew Wilfahrt ’16 is a championship sport stacker. Sport stacking originated in the 1980s in Southern California and today, more than 400,000 participants compete in sanctioned tournaments worldwide. What are competitors stacking? a. Logs b. Plastic cups c. Playing cards d. Folding chairs Answer: 4 b. Plastic cups. Wilfahrt of Watertown, S. Dak., has competed in numerous international sport stacking tournaments. He holds a South Dakota state record, having stacked and unstacked three pyramids in 2:15.

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In the summer of 2012, Forrest Hyler ’16 celebrated his 180th skydive and earned his USPA A-License. What does USPA stand for? a. U.S. Piledriver Affiliates b. United States Panda Advocacy c. Underwater Scrapbooking Party Addicts d. United States Parachute Association

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their Johnnie journey together this past fall. This class includes 17 Eagle Scouts and hails from 24 states and 10 countries. But statistics are only part of the story. Take our Pop Quiz 2016 and learn just how distinctive and accomplished this class is. Guaranteed you’ll be surprised and impressed!

Answer: 4 d. United States Parachute Association. Hyler, of St. Charles, Ill., may now jump without supervision, pack his own main parachute and perform water jumps.


Will Canfield ’16, of Fayetteville, N.C., is among the more than 35 percent of the first-year class who have had other family members attend CSB and SJU. By what term are these students commonly referred? a. Legacy b. Liability c. Lofty d. Luminary Answer: 4 a. Legacy students have had at least one member of their immediate family attend SJU or CSB. Canfield is the 14th person in the last three generations of his family to attend SJU or CSB.

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Stephen Thomas ’16 sang at a world-famous hall in New York named for what notable American industrialist and philanthropist? a. Bill Gates b. Andrew Carnegie c. Mr. Radio City d. Oprah Winfrey Answer: 4 b. In his sophomore year at

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Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria, Minn., Thomas was part of his school’s vocal jazz ensemble and was invited by jazz composer Phil Matson to perform with him and his ensemble at Carnegie Hall.

Paul Wageman ’16, of Roseville, Minn., was surprised at school with a prestigious honor in his senior year at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. What was it? a. Junior Heisman Trophy b. Mirrorball trophy from Dancing with the Stars c. KARE-11 Academic All-Star d. People’s Choice Award Answer: 4 c. Wageman was featured as the KARE-11 Academic All-Star in October 2011, receiving a giant check for $111. He was a standout both in academics and athletics, holding a 4.14 GPA while captain of the soccer and tennis teams.

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Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2013  

Saint John's Magazine is published in the fall and winter for alumni, parents, friends and the Saint John's University campus community.

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