Passages H O LY F A M I LY C AT H O L I C H I G H S C H O O L
IN THIS ISSUE:
GROWTH AND EXCELLENCE | Page 3 KNOWLEDGE BOWL | Page 18
BOOSTER CLUB | Page 4 GALLERY | Page 20
ALUMNI STORIES | Page 6-17 | Spring a s s a g e|s Page ALUMNI PNEWS 222018 1
Table of Contents
Holy Family Catholic High School
LETTER FROM PRESIDENT BRENNAN | Page 03
offers students excellence
GROWTH AND EXCELLENCE | Page 04
in education by providing
STRONGER TOGETHER | Page 05
opportunities to grow spiritually,
MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEET | Page 06
morally, intellectually, and physically within a community of Faith. We empower and encourage our students to achieve personal excellence,
MARY PICHOTTA PUSHES INNOVATION | Page 8 FEED THE FIRE WITHIN | Page 10 ERDMAN MASTERS ART AND TECHNOLOGY | Page 12 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: JOE SALZ '12 | Page 14 ROLLIE LACY ON HIS WAY TO THE BIG LEAGUES | Page 16 KNOWLEDGE BOWL AT STATE | Page 18
to use their talents to lead,
GALLERY | Page 20
to serve God, one another,
ALUMNI NEWS | Page 22
and the larger community.
Scholar Awards The AP Program offers several AP Scholar designations to recognize high school students who demonstrate proficiency in courses and exams determined by AP Exams taken through May 2017. Many students will realize higher rankings following the May 2018 AP exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Lorena Palattao '17
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Bryce Villanueva '18
CORRECTIONS: OUR APOLOGIES FOR INCORRECTLY NAMING LORENA PALATTAO AND MISSPELLING BRYCE VILLANUEVA'S NAME IN THE LAST PASSAGES. THE ENTIRE LIST OF AP SCHOLARS CAN BE FOUND IN ITS ENTIRETY ONLINE AT HTTPS://ISSUU.COM/HOLYFAMILYCATHOLICHIGHSCHOOL/DOCS/2017_HFCHS_FALLWINTERPASSAGES/4
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your community, your family, your school
Letter from President Michael Brennan
I am quite confident that the One who began a good work in you will go on completing it until the Day of Jesus Christ comes. -Philipians 1:6
ABOVE: Photo by Remember Me Photography
As I write this article, I glance out my window hoping, praying desperately, for any sign of spring: a green blade of grass, a single bud emerging on a winter-worn tree branch, or the return of robin red-breasts noisily preparing their new nests. These small signs remind us that beyond their beautiful but modest beginnings, even more impressive displays of grandeur are yet to come â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a carpeted expanse of lush lawn, a canopy of waxy leaves that provides a shaded refuge on hot August days, or the miracle of new life as hatchlings break through their delicate blue shells â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all a part of the master plan set into motion by our Heavenly Father. So, too, as I read the stories of our young alumni, I see the incredible beginnings of lives with unlimited possibilities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; chapters yet to be written. Their stories, like so many of our alumni, are filled with the desire to be challenged, to lead, to pursue excellence, and always with ever-mindful hearts that they did not reach these places of success alone. Their gratitude to their parents, educators, peers, and community whose support they still feel today is a sign of the maturity and foundational strength they carry on their journeys.
You'll even find a similar parallel in our new booster club. The Fire Booster Club, in the seedling stages of a new partnership between school and parents, sprouts from a desire of this community to ensure every student, whether participating in athletics, fine arts, or on a competitive academic team, has an outstanding experience of the highest quality. It is jawdropping when we envision the fruits that can be harvested when we align our efforts and work together for the greater good. I am confident that, as in Philippians 1:6, what God began at Holy Family Catholic High School nearly 20 years ago is not yet complete. Our good work, done in His name, and fueled by the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit will continue to form young Christian leaders prepared to harness the potential of their gifts and attain their dreams as they serve God and one another. Living Jesus in our Hearts,
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Growth and Excellence AN UPDATE ON OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
It has been an absolute privilege to serve Holy Family as a member of its Board of Directors for the last six years and, most recently, as its chair beginning in Fall of 2016. Many accomplishments have been experienced in this time, however, one in particular stands out more than any other – the development, approval and execution of our 2017-2021 Strategic Plan: Growth and Excellence. Nearly 24 months ago, our Board of Directors, in partnership and collaboration with Holy Family administration, members of the faculty and staff, and other key stakeholders, set out on a journey to leverage our strengths, identify opportunities for growth, and illuminate a path that will lead us into a new era marked by profound success.
in human capital will afford our students the opportunity to work with the same single counselor all four years of their high school journey – leveraging this critical relationship to support academic success aimed at college placement and readiness. Enrollment Growth: Through the careful alignment of resources and initiatives, Holy Family experienced a 30% increase in the size of our 9th grade class compared to the previous year. Additionally this year, we welcomed 23 new students in grades 10 through 12. Newly funded scholarships, strategic partnerships with area Catholic schools, and expanded transportation options - coupled with investments in marketing expertise - are yielding impressive results as more students are calling Holy Family “home.” Stakeholder Experience: As we seek to animate our distinct identity as a community rooted in the value of family, Holy Family warmly welcomed students, parents, staff, and friends – both new and “not-so-new” – to our very first Ignite the Fire: All Family Mass this past September. The celebration beautifully ushered in the new school year and a new tradition, as it amplified our true purpose as a Catholic school community; that is, to support and foster an environment illuminated by the light of our faith that nurtures within all students a sense of purpose, a hunger for excellence, a relentless curiosity, and a passion for justice.
The present is bright, friends…but the future is on FIRE!
As I reflect upon this process – the investment of time, the critical and courageous conversations, the palpable array of passions and zeal that permeated every discussion – I find that I am most grateful for the steadfast convictions of a community of believers who remained committed to establishing a vision for Holy Family that doesn’t merely see it sustaining, but rather thriving as it positions itself as the premier educational choice for generations of young men and women to come.
In its first full year of execution, we see the strategic plan already producing ripening fruits in areas that involve governance & leadership, academic development & support, enrollment growth, and stakeholder experience. The following are just a few of the notable strategic plan-driven success stories already being witnessed at Holy Family: Governance & Leadership: In July of 2017, Holy Family welcomed Mr. Michael Brennan as the school’s new president. Separating and restoring the distinct roles of president and principal provides our school leadership with the bandwidth and resources to engage more deeply and execute more effectively in areas of respective expertise. Academic Development & Support: New personnel additions to Holy Family’s counseling department have brought our studentto-counselor ratio to an astounding 98:1. This is compared to the American School Counselors Association’s recommended ratio of 250:1 and the national average of 491:1. This investment 4 P a s s a g e s | Spring 2018
In closing, as we keep our sights fixed on the future, we are mindful that in life nothing is static – that’s about the only certainty we have! Even the best-laid plans change over time. That said, Holy Family is committed to an agile approach to strategic planning that is anything but inert. Growth and Excellence will not sit on a shelf and collect dust as so many well-intended but ill-fated plans do. Through ongoing data collection and the development and analysis of quantifiable metrics aligned with our goals, the plan is evolving. As you read this, we are currently engaged in the exciting process of reevaluation and revision for the plan’s second iteration and execution in the 2018-2019 academic year. The present is bright, friends…but the future is on FIRE! God bless, and thank you for the privilege to serve our Holy Family community.
Chris Moakley, Chair Holy Family Board of Directors
Holy Family Booster Club: Stronger Together
THE LAUNCHING OF THE FIRE BOOSTER CLUB IN THE FALL OF 2017 MARKS THE START OF A NEW ERA
The Booster Club emerged from the strategic planning process as an initiative to harness the collective energy and passion of HF activities supporters. The Booster Club centers around a simple, yet important mission – improve and enhance the extracurricular activities experiences of Holy Family students. The value of athletics, arts, clubs, and competitive activities for students is widely recognized. They are more than just afternoon pastimes; they offer our students opportunities to grow as individuals, develop as servant leaders, and connect with their peers, mentors, and school. Most importantly, they help our students discover and develop their God-given talents. With this vision in mind, the Booster Club set out to serve our students in three intentional ways: 1. Secure Resources 2. Build Community 3. Provide Leadership
Secure Resources When people hear the words “booster club,” fundraising is often the first thing that comes to mind. While it’s true that we have big fundraising goals to make targeted improvements to facilities, provide resources to programs that need them, and enhance our programs in ways not otherwise possible, fundraising is just one way the Booster Club supports Holy Family students.
Build Community Activities Director Nick Tibesar wants to see more of what he experienced at the boys’ hockey section game at Mariucci Arena in February. He states, “As a relative newcomer to Holy Family, I am thoroughly impressed with the amazing support network that already exists. I think I speak for all in attendance, the amount of FIRE PRIDE that was on display at Mariucci Arena this year was remarkable! Working hard to support and increase the network of individuals surrounding and supporting our students is an obvious first step.”
Mark your calendars for the following upcoming Fire Booster Club Events:
Provide Leadership Perhaps the greatest opportunity for the Booster Club to enrich the experiences of students is through facilitating collaboration amongst the various stakeholders, that in turn strengthens our community. In this, its first year, 170 families and staff members joined the Holy Family Booster Club with a collective will to serve together and create a bright future for Holy Family activities!
RUNNING ON ENKI 5K June 23, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. A family-friendly 5K run/walk to support the Holy Family Booster Club and Lion’s Park Field improvements. Run from HF to ENKI to support HF students!
Here’s what you can expect from the Booster Club in Year Two: •
Equipment upgrades to the strength training and fitness areas where our students train
More opportunities for engagement for current families, along with corporate sponsors and alumni families
Increased communication through a dedicated website and quarterly update
READY, TEE, FIRE GOLF CLASSIC July 16, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. Deer Run Golf Course
Now in its 22nd year, this event is a community staple and a can’t miss HF event! Join with other parents, students, staff, coaches, and alumni as we raise funds at our 4-person scramble event.
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Where Math, Science, and Technology Meet WHEN MORE THAN ONE SUBJECT SPARKED HER INTEREST, KRISTINE KUBISIAK '10 SIMPLY COMBINED THEM INTO A BIOSTATISTICS CAREER.
HF: What do you consider to be your greatest career accomplishments? KK: I always consider it an accomplishment when an abstract or journal article I contributed to is recognized by others in the field. I am especially excited to be giving my first international talk at a conference in Copenhagen this May! HF: How did you become interested in biostatistics? KK: It was Mr. Kannel’s AP Stats class at Holy Family that really sparked my interest in statistics. As a bio major in undergrad, I considered a lot of different medical careers, but I kept taking statistics and math classes on the side which ultimately led me to biostatistics. HF: What do you enjoy most about your current career position? KK: Traveling! I just came back from a meeting in Paris held in a 17th century castle. The meetings and conferences are a lot of work, but they definitely provide some very unique and fun opportunities.
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HF: What have been the biggest challenges in college or your career? KK: Starting (and finishing) grad school was really difficult – imposter syndrome is real! It is easy to feel like you don’t belong there, but eventually you realize that everyone else is having the same doubts. HF: STEAM careers sometimes incorporate one or more elements of science, engineering, technology, art, and math. Can you speak to how your career might include more than one element? KK: Biostatistics is really a combination of biology, statistics, and computer programming. In my job, I rely on a working knowledge of both kidney disease and statistical methods, but over half of my time is spent at my computer writing code. There is also a fair amount of creativity and writing involved when it comes time to present your results with a poster or a journal article. HF: Are you still in contact with any of your HF classmates or friends? KK: One of my closest friends from Holy Family, Stephanie Kerkvliet '10, started medical school at the University of Minnesota the same year I started graduate school there. We spent many hours studying together. Now she is starting her residency in pediatric nephrology. I look forward to the day we present at the same conference, Stephanie as a doctor and me as a biostatistician who somehow wound up in the same field!
HF: What advice would you give to younger alumni or current Holy Family students who aspire to follow a similar career path? KK: Take math classes while you can! After college, it is so much easier to teach yourself a topic in biology or a new programming language as needed than it is to learn linear algebra or differential equations on your own. What do you enjoy doing with your free time? Family? Hobbies? Interests? KK: In my free time, I teach a course as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas. I love spending time with my family too… after high school you realize that your parents are actually kind of fun to hang out with! HF: What would you say to a student considering Holy Family? KK: Holy Family offers a very intimate environment that might be harder to find in a larger school, and it employs teachers that are very invested in its students. HF encourages students to be actively involved in academics and athletics and clubs, which really builds well-rounded individuals. I was always so grateful that my dance team coach let me miss practice for math league meets so I could participate in both activities! That opportunity to develop many different interests really helped me get where I am today.
RIGHT: Photo provided by Kristine Kubisiak
HF: Tell us about your post-Holy Family pursuits. KK: I received my Bachelor of Science in biology from Truman State University and my Master of Science in biostatistics at the University of Minnesota. I also participated in the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics, an NIH-sponsored program and a springboard for me to enter the biostatistics community. Now I work as a biostatistician for NxStage Medical, which develops new methods of dialysis for patients with end stage renal disease.
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MOT Student Uses New Knowledge, Skills to Gain Promotion and Push Innovation Article & photo reprinted with permission from the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute
Graduate school wasn’t something M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) University of Minnesota student Mary Pichotta committed to immediately after college. She didn’t want “a degree for the sake of a degree, nor a title for the sake of a title,” she says. Instead, she wanted to get her feet wet working as an engineer and, as her experience grew, so did her ambition. While she initially was pre-med, the Minnetonka native says she worked on exploring her strengths and weaknesses as an undergraduate. She decided to follow in her family’s footsteps (three generations of engineers all hailing from the University of Minnesota!) by earning a Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering. She enjoyed the personalized attention, smaller class sizes and allencompassing curriculum. “My undergraduate program was actually similar to MOT in the sense that you know everyone in your class,” said Pichotta, who is enjoying the cohort-based model of the two-year graduate program. While working on her bachelor’s, she had heard about the MOT master’s program at the Technological Leadership Institute from a friend who had taken an undergraduate course taught by TLI’s Gemini Chair Kirk Froggatt. MOT is a unique degree, and I didn’t want something that so many people already had. It has the technical aspect, a business aspect and it really stresses leadership." The program stayed on her radar even as she graduated and went on to work night shifts as a manufacturing engineer at 8 P a s s a g e s | Spring 2018
HF Alumna Mary Pichotta '05
Seagate Technology, a global hard drive company. In one year, she was promoted to engineering manager, a role she held for four years; but as time went on, she sought more cross-functional and teambased work. “While it was a good experience and I learned to think on my feet early on in my career, I was ready for the next challenge,” said Pichotta, who sought roles that combined leadership and technical manufacturing. She got just that in her next role as an applications engineer at 3M. She was responsible for the entire lifecycle of a product and, most recently, focused on one customer to cover the line of privacy and front-surface display materials, such as light enhancement film. “I worked on development programs in the lab, with business team on claims and sales of new products, and I got to interface with customers,” said Pichotta. She spent three years in this role and it was during this time she began to
seriously explore graduate school options. “Not only was the role customer-facing, but I was also interacting with the business team much more regularly,” she said. “I started wondering about the business terms they were throwing out and how I could understand them better than just doing a Google search. I could learn some of it on my own or by asking questions from colleagues, but I wanted formalized training to eventually move into a business role.” She started envisioning herself as an account manager or business development manager and, increasingly, formal education made sense. One option was an MBA, but she says a big deciding factor was that the MOT was much more technical and that all the MOT alumni she spoke to – several who worked with her – spoke passionately about their experience in the program. “MOT is a unique degree and I didn’t want something that so many people already had,” said Pichotta. “It has the
technical aspect, a business aspect and it really stresses leadership. It’s a cohorttype program, which for me was a really big deal and which I didn’t see in other technology management programs in the Twin Cities. That networking has been really important to me.” She applied to the program after attending an info session, and her manager strongly supported her decision to advance her skills and her division. “My degree approval required me to put together a detailed career map,” said Pichotta. “I had to outline my interests and goals; how MOT would help me achieve them; and how it would all help the company as well. I knew that I wanted to try out account management or business development – roles beyond being an applications engineer in the lab.” That diligence combined with the skills she’s gained in MOT so far helped her land her latest promotion at 3M a year before completing the program. She now works in business development and imaging (in the same division).
learning.” As she’s transitioning into her new role, she says she is glad she has another year in MOT to continue learning and bringing back new ideas to her team. “Now that I’m in this new role, I can go to my cohort and seek advice for how to tackle new challenges – and this then leads to a great discussion and invites others in as well, so we’re constantly helping each other.” That team mentality has helped Pichotta keep going through the challenging curriculum.
“It’s not undoable but it is challenging, so you have to be serious about the commitment,” said Pichotta. “And as much as I get tired, I know there’s a team that’s relying on me, and when they’re also facing challenges and still show up “It’s been a constant and give it their all, that keeps me going.”
process of professional development, where sometimes it would progress upwards and sometimes it would sit flat for a while, but all of it was in preparation for the next move.”
“The whole process of applying to the program, being in the program and applying what I learned to work helped prepare me for this (new) role,” said Pichotta. “It’s been a constant process of professional development, where sometimes it would progress upwards and sometimes it would sit flat for a while, but all of it was in preparation for the next move.”
She praised her classmates for how much they have helped each other grow. “People that you talk to in MOT, there’s this passion for technology,” said Pichotta. “For example, when we come to class to talk about a case study, we have phenomenal discussions. The cohort truly cares and they’re passionately invested in
Her cohort has been a constant source of inspiration and personal development, too. “The perspectives, the different industries, different places people are in their careers – all of that has been very eye opening for different approaches to think and go outside of our comfort zones,” said Pichotta. She holds the same reverence for the faculty, who provide engaging and relevant content. “When the class and professors are excited and engaged, the class goes by fast, we have great discussions and everybody wants to do the projects that don’t even feel like work and we look forward to reconvening,” said Pichotta. “Dr. Tarun Soni does an amazing job at that. No matter how prepared you come, you leave surprised with all the new points of view and possibilities, all with merit, that you discover.” She says this has been an important
lesson, especially having come from an engineering background, where concepts are often seen as black or white, right or wrong. “Through this program and job growth, I learned the world isn’t black and white and there’s a lot of gray space, and that’s definitely true in the business world,” said Pichotta. “For technical people like me, that can be intimidating. But being able to look at a problem and see more possibilities based on limited information has been really useful at work, school and in life.” She says she’s been able to apply this outside the classroom at work to help her division think more innovatively about how they can develop products customers will enjoy more. “I understand and come up with a value proposition for a new product differently now,” said Pichotta. “Previously, as a lab person, this would be quantifying a few performance metrics of a product. In reality, a customer may not understand or want those things. Now I think about value propositions in more in depth.” But that learning won’t stop after MOT. “I don’t have the expectation that I will stop learning after earning my degree,” said Pichotta. “You need to be able to adapt, constantly acquire new skills because technology changes fast, and traditional job functions have also changed. You used to have siloed jobs without much interaction, but the expectation from tech companies now is that people be more cross functional. MOT is great for that because it combines business, psychology and leadership.” Her message to professionals considering a graduate program is, “There are people who go to graduate school because they want a title, and that’s fine, but MOT is unique and intense. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed, but remember you and your cohort are in it together. Give it your all and do it with passion.” P a s s a g e s | Spring 2018 9
â&#x20AC;&#x153;A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything newâ&#x20AC;? -Albert Einstein Einstein emphasizes that if we want to immerse ourselves in new experiences then we should never be afraid of failure. It took me several challenging and rewarding years to finally appreciate his words. Chasing my career ambitions at Medtronic, struggling as an underdog in grad school, and sculpting my identity in undergrad have often pushed me to my limits. Throughout these challenges, I have persisted thanks to the strong values of faith, scholarship, integrity, and leadership that I learned at Holy Family. Retrospectively, my experiences at Holy Family have undoubtedly given me the courage to make mistakes and the resilience to keep trying new experiences. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Shruti Iyer '10
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Feed the Fire Within: Shruti Iyer’s Story ALUMNA SHRUTI IYER '10 REFLECTS ON THE CONTINUING IMPACT OF A HOLY FAMILY EDUCATION
RIGHT: Photo provided by Shruti Iyer
FAITH In high school, I remember my dream career changing weekly. One week it was biology because of Mrs. McAvoy’s passion for protein synthesis; a week later, it was computer science because of Mr. Kannel’s programming assignments; just a week after, it was writing because of Mr. Unverzagt’s challenging writing prompts. Having numerous interests and being unable to pick just one was extremely stressful. This was heightened when my peers would easily choose one passion as their career paths. At that point, I learned to have faith. My parents and teachers reminded me to have faith in my natural instincts. They encouraged me to grow all of my diversified interests. Little did I know that a career existed out there which would merge all of my passions together. SCHOLARSHIP In undergrad, I pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science, at the University of Minnesota. At the time, I chose this major because it fused my interests in Biology and Computer Science. My engineering classes were extremely challenging and some days I would question if I chose the right path. I began to understand that learning and scholarship do not imply merely hitting the books. I developed a thirst to constantly learn both inside and outside of the classroom. I even served as the President of the Indian Student Association and engaged in celebrating my cultural roots. By graduation, college had opened my eyes to the value of learning.
INTEGRITY After undergrad, I joined Medtronic Neuromodulation as a Software Engineer in Research and Development (R&D). In my first project, I helped develop a cutting-edge Android application to provide patients with Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy. This app helped clinicians serve patients suffering from chronic pain. For the first time, my assignments were no longer from a textbook and my work directly improved the lives of real-world patients. This was extremely intimidating and I often suffered from imposter syndrome. This entails feeling out of place and feeling as though you do not deserve the opportunities you receive. I had to remember the importance of integrity. I had to trust in my abilities and relentlessly seek out new opportunities to contribute. Over time, I flourished into a budding medical device engineer. LEADERSHIP Within a year, my aspiration to serve patients in a greater capacity pushed me to pursue a Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) at the University of Minnesota. My masters fed directly into my career and gave me a taste of entrepreneurship in the Medical Device space. Working at Medtronic full-time and studying simultaneously was immensely challenging. Gradually, I began doing my part to lead both grad school projects and work deliverables. At this point, I understood that it’s never too early to take on leadership. Being a leader is not defined by a title. I learned that everyone in a team has the ability and responsibility to lead by example.
After graduating from MDI, I received two new opportunities at Medtronic: I became a Systems Engineer in the Restorative Therapies Group, and was chosen to co-chair Asian Impact at Medtronic - an employee resource group known as AIM-TC. As a Systems Engineer in R&D, I currently drive the design of a Therapy Drug Delivery system. In AIM-TC, I develop strategy to provide affordable medical devices in Emerging Markets across Asia. It is immensely fulfilling to know that I am doing my small part in making a huge difference in the lives of patients all around the world. My life has been an extraordinary journey thus far. My parents are a source of inspiration for everything that I have pursued. They arrived as immigrants from Pune, India, in 1994 and persisted against all odds to achieve their American Dream. It is their undying faith, unwavering integrity, fearless leadership, and passion for learning and scholarship that continues to push me to bravely chase my dreams. They bestowed upon me a life changing education at Holy Family. I still meet up with friends from Holy Family; Sarah Singsank '10 can vouch that we still recite lines from our 2010 Math Rap. My friends inspire me to jump into new endeavors. I recently started doing Stand Up Comedy and am the drummer of a band called Tomorrow’s Leftovers. I try to live out Einstein’s ideology about never letting failure hinder me from trying new experiences. It doesn’t take an Einstein to realize that mistakes are a part of life. Never be afraid of trying something new. Feed the FIRE within. P a s s a g e s | Spring 2018 11
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Henry Erdman '11 Masters Art and Technology to Create Award Winning Designs DESIGNING MOVIE POSTERS HAS BECOME THE PERFECT HYBRID OF TWO PASSIONS
College: University of Wisconsin - Madison Degree: B.S. in Art (Graphic Design) and B.A. in Communication Arts (Film) Employer: B O N D HF: What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishments in your career thus far? HE: My biggest accomplishment would be designing a Star Wars poster and winning two Clios.The first was a Silver for the Guardians of the Galaxy In-theater Standee, the second was a bronze for a billboard for Abstract: The Art of Design (a Netflix show). Not many people at my level in my industry (or any, really) get the opportunities I was given at my company, so I am very grateful. HF: How did you become interested in the field of graphic design? HE: I always knew I wanted to do something creative for a career. For a long time it was going to be something in the film industry, and that is what I pursued in college. However, after taking five semesters of ceramics at Holy Family, I also wanted to continue taking fine art classes. One ceramics class in college turned into a graphic design degree. Designing movie posters is kind of the perfect hybrid of the two passions. However, it’s not what I imagined I would be doing when I graduated college. I didn’t know ‘movie poster designer’ was a thing until I was in LA and looking for jobs. HF: What do you enjoy most about your current position? HE: I love being a part of a creative team and solving creative problems. It’s also cool
seeing your art plastered everywhere and knowing it is forever a part of pop culture. HF: What have been the biggest challenges in your career? HE: A big challenge for any creative professional is to not take criticism personally. It is especially hard when you make something you are particularly proud of but it doesn’t resonate with the client and it never gets to see the light of day. Taking art classes at Holy Family definitely helped with this! HF: STEAM careers sometimes incorporate one or more element of science, engineering, technology, art, and math. Do you find that true in your current position? HE: Technology is a huge part of my job. I am on the computer nearly all day, every day working in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, mostly). Art and technology are very much codependent when it comes to graphic design. It was a steep learning curve to become proficient in the technology but now it’s second nature. HF: In what ways, if any, did a Holy Family course and/or teacher impact your career choice? HE: Mrs. Gamble, the art teacher, had the biggest impact. She really encouraged my creativity and independence in art. She also worked with my schedule so I could fit in as much time as possible in the studio. Thank you! Fellow HF alum Maddy Haigh '11 was my art counterpart at HF so we always found ways to challenge and encourage
<LEFT IMAGE: STAR WARS MOVIE POSTER DESIGNED BY HENRY ERDMAN
each other. Now we’re both professional graphic designers! HF: What advice would you give to younger alumni or current Holy Family students who aspire to follow a similar career path? HE: Put in the time and become a technical master of your craft, but, more importantly, be original. HF: What do you enjoy doing with your free time? HE: I still get to a ceramics studio every now and then! HF: What would you say to a student considering Holy Family? HE: There is something there for everyone. See more of Henry's work at https://www.behance.net/henryerdman P a s s a g e s | Spring 2018 13
A Numbers Guy with a Heart for People ENJOYING BOTH A CAREER INCORPORATING BUSINESS AND MATH, SALZ FINDS HIMSELF WELL-PREPARED FOR BOTH.
Current Employer: Deloitte Consulting College: University of St. Thomas Major: Bachelor of Science at University of St. Thomas, major in Actuarial Science, minor in Mathematical Statistics, Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) HF: How did you become interested in actuarial science? JS: I was a junior in high school and had an interest in math, but I was unsure about being an engineer. While deciding between a math-oriented career path and a people-oriented path (like business), I heard about actuarial science and how it combined both math and business. One of my friends (Steven Guillemette ’11) mentioned that his dad, Scott, was an actuary, and after meeting with him, I was sold. HF: What do you consider to be your greatest personal and professional accomplishments? JS: My greatest personal accomplishment was being asked to lead our Catholic Men’s Leadership group my senior year of college. It is humbling to know that other members of our group looked up to me and trusted me as a leader. Professionally, my greatest accomplishment is passing my first actuarial exam. I remember being intimidated by how difficult the exams were (pass rate of 40-50%, depending on the exam), so passing really instilled confidence in me to continue pursuing an actuarial career.
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HF: What do you enjoy most about your current position? JS: Employers value actuarial expertise and encourage their employees to progress through the actuarial exam process; at many companies, you are able to continue your education while on the job (not to mention incentives for passing exams as well!). As a recent college graduate, being able to learn on the job while simultaneously progressing in my career is what I enjoy most about my current career position. HF: Did your experiences at Holy Family help you to overcome obstacles you've faced in college or now as an actuary? JS: Balancing exam studies and a fulltime job is definitely the most challenging part of my current position. As a consultant, working hours can vary widely in any given week, so adhering to a strict study schedule can be very difficult and requires solid time management skills. I believe Holy Family prepared me for my current career because I was able to participate in many activities such as baseball and Jazz Band while also taking Advanced Placement courses. There were numerous times when these activities overlapped, and it required time management to stay on top of it all. HF: STEAM careers sometimes incorporate one or more elements of science, engineering, technology, art, and math. Clearly your career involves math, but do you see elements of others in it? JS: In almost every situation I experience at my job, we are required to combine
math, science, technology, and – believe it or not – art into our projects and solutions for clients. A topical example is helping a state government find new ways to lower healthcare costs in its Medicare and Medicaid population. Clients rely on our creativity and technical expertise to come up with practical and effective answers to their problems. HF: In what ways, if any, did a Holy Family course and/or teacher impact on your career choice? JS: Mr. Kannel is one of the smartest teachers I’ve ever had, including collegiate professors. His love for math and ability to explain things clearly helped establish a solid foundation crucial to my understanding of advanced topics such as multi-variable calculus and probability. Mrs. Livermore was my AP Calc teacher and taught me how to really learn the material. She gave homework assignments each week that weren’t graded, but instead were for us students to practice the material learned on our own. This in turn helped me develop the discipline to put in adequate study time despite not getting a grade, and was the basis for developing study plans for future actuarial exams. As a high school student interested mostly in math, I never felt that English was a strength of mine; however, after having Mr. Unverzagt for Honors American Literature and AP English, I realized how fun writing can be, and saw how much better my persuasive papers became right before my eyes. Mr. Unverzagt was able to take something that was somewhat unknown to me
and many other students and explain it in a process that was logical and easy to understand. Further, he knew how to challenge his students while keeping the class engaging and fun. HF: What advice would you give to younger alumni or current Holy Family students who aspire to follow a similar career path? JS: The actuarial field is getting more and more competitive, and we see students continue to attack exams earlier and earlier when we attend job fairs. If you are a high school student interested in actuarial science, take advantage of the math classes that Holy Family offers to help put you in the best position for progressing through college. HF: What do you enjoy doing with your free time? JS: I spend my free time playing in a band with some friends from college (including Danny Gilles ’13 and Dan Klauer ‘10). In fact, not all actuaries are nerds – my boss and I hosted a “Battle of the Bands” between his band and my band this past summer. It was awesome! I also teach confirmation at Our Lady of Grace in Edina once a week, where I lead a group of 7th graders. It is a great chance to practice my faith while being immersed in the real world. HF: What would you say to a student considering Holy Family? JS: Holy Family gives students the opportunity to both refine their current interests, and to explore new ones. If you enjoy playing sports but want to try out a music class, go for it! Holy Family’s class sizes give access to not only a wide breadth of activities, but also to a faculty that is there to help you. I owe a lot to my teachers and coaches at Holy Family, who helped shape me into who I am today.
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Catching Rollie Lacy on his way to the Big Leagues. PITCHER ROLLIE LACY, WHO HELPED HOLY FAMILY WIN ITS FIRST STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2012, IS ON A NEW ADVENTURE—THE LONG ROAD TO THE BIG LEAGUES.
The greatest moment of Rollie Lacy’s Holy Family Catholic High School baseball career was nearly derailed by a different sport. Call it immaturity. Call it boredom. Whatever the reason, several members of the Holy Family baseball team decided to play pickup basketball at a St. Cloud hotel on the eve of their Minnesota State Baseball Tournament semifinal game in 2012. “Our heads weren’t quite on our shoulders at that point of our lives,” Rollie (’13) recalled in an interview from Mesa, Arizona, while training with the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate from South Bend, Indiana. That game was particularly “aggressive,” he remembers. Lacy leapt to grab a rebound, and the basketball caromed off his thumb, breaking the nail. He was scheduled to pitch the next day, and the grip on his right (throwing) hand was suddenly in question. His teammates panicked when they realized the severity of the injury. No one wanted to tell coach Bryan DeLorenzo. Starting catcher Keller Knoll grilled Rollie in the morning. “If you cannot throw a baseball,” he said, “we do not want you to throw a baseball. So you need to level with us 100 percent. Can you do this?”
The Wild Ride Begins Holy Family’s win propelled the Fire into the state championship game, which it won to claim its first state title in program history. Rollie became the team’s ace the following year, and now—after a wildly successful career at Creighton University—is beginning his first full season as a professional pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization.
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“Facebook does that ‘share your memories’ thing,” Rollie said, “and 6 years ago, Conner Riddle (’13) and I were driving to a high-school (baseball) practice. It just kind of rung a bell in my head that it’s been that long since Holy Family, which is really crazy. But throwing on a high-school field—just for the love of the game, not really knowing that it would take me anywhere—to professional baseball is crazy. College baseball was crazy in itself. It’s a little bit surreal. I’m just going with the flow here.”
ABOVE: Photo credit: Zachary Lucy/Four Seam Images, LLC
As Knoll remembered it, Lacy “said yes and went out there and threw 5 innings.”
The Minnetrista native’s budding pro career is especially unbelievable when you consider he didn’t necessarily prioritize baseball at Holy Family. It was just another sport; something fun to do in the spring. Lacy didn’t bother much with college recruiting, and he chose Creighton based on academics, treating a late walk-on spot with the Jays’ baseball team as a bonus. He redshirted during his first college season in Omaha and then dominated from the moment he stepped onto the field and threw his first pitch. Rollie was named first-team All-Big East in 2015, 2016 and 2017. By the end of that run, he had begun to think about putting his Finance and Entrepreneurship degree to the side to become the first Holy Family alum to play professional baseball. “I was almost 100 percent sure that I was going (to be drafted),” he said. “But there’s always that fear in the back of your head that you aren’t going to be picked.” His Phone Blew Up On draft day in June 2017, Rollie was at Windsong Farm Golf Club with his dad, brother and a college friend. Away from the micro updates of Twitter and MLB Network, he actually learned his fate later than some of his friends and family, who were keeping close tabs on draft news. “Five seconds after it happened—and I didn’t even know about (the pick) before a lot of people did — my phone just shut
down. I couldn’t open it,” he recalled. “The one call that came through at the time that I could answer was the head executive of Chicago asking me if I wanted to be a Cub, and welcome to the organization.” Once his phone was up and running again, Rollie said, “I was fielding calls and texts for a long time. It was tough to finish the round (of golf). I actually had to shut my phone off for the back nine.” The majority of the people reaching out were from the Fire community: Friends, coaches, parents and others. “That’s a tribute to how good the people are at Holy Family,” he says. “There are always people reaching out and congratulating me, even this late after the draft, and giving support. It’s definitely a humbling experience having those people contact you.” Long Road to the Bigs Lacy pitched in Mesa, Arizona and Eugene, Oregon last summer, and now— after completing his first spring training— is with the Cubs’ Class A affiliate in South Bend, Indiana. The young pitcher said he’s ready for the challenge of life as a Minor Leaguer: Miniscule week-to-week
pay, endless bus trips and a daunting season schedule. A self-proclaimed “big adventure guy,” Rollie is excited to see different parts of the country. The biggest drawback is his distance from friends and family. His girlfriend, whom he met at Creighton, now lives in North Carolina. And he will need to receive promotions in Indiana, South Carolina and Tennessee before getting a chance to play closer to home with the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa. Despite all the new experiences, there’s one thing about his Minor League schedule that reminds him of his old high school. “It’s called P.O.D.: Plan of the Day. And every day, I think about Convocation at Holy Family,” Rollie says. “It seemed pretty routine, but I remember the whole school coming together. The Cubs actually do that every day too.” Read more about Rollie’s journey as a professional pitcher and what got him there at MEET hfchs.org/lacy. THE WRITER Alex Smith (’10) is currently working as a full-time journalist for Cox Media Group in Nashville, Tennessee. His first book, SEC Football’s Greatest Games, will be available from Rowman & Littlefield in September. Alex is married to fellow Holy Family 2010 alum Bridget (Stone) Smith.
2012 CLASS A STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS HOLY FAMILY FIRE
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BEFORE THE SEASON BEGAN, THIS YEAR’S KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM WAS HARD AT WORK PRACTICING “BUZZER ROUNDS” AS A MEANS TO QUALIFY FOR THE MINNESOTA STATE KNOWLEDGE BOWL MEET.
Like athletes who use the preseason to stretch their abilities, finetune skills and develop a strategy to focus on a big goal, this year’s Holy Family Catholic High School Knowledge Bowl teams were no different during the off-season. Want to give it a try? Here are a few warm-up questions: Q1. All atoms of any given element have the same number of what subatomic particles? Q2. Name the best-known opera by the Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov, the title of which is based on a character from “The Arabian Nights.” That’s just a small sample of questions students on the Holy Family Knowledge Bowl team encounter as they planned and prepared for competition. (Ready to throw in the towel? Not so fast. Test your knowledge at the end!) Before this season, the Knowledge Bowl team, led by science teacher Jim Walker, was hard at work building its knowledge base and practicing “buzzer rounds” as a means to launch the team into April’s Minnesota State Knowledge Bowl Meet. Thirtythree students are on this year’s roster: 13 seniors, 12 juniors, five sophomores and three freshmen. Participants are broken into fourto five-member teams. “Every year, the goal of our team is to make it to state, and this year was no different,” says senior Mitchell Jans, whose team is the second team in school history to qualify for the Minnesota State Knowledge Bowl Meet. “The difference this year was not the goal. It was the determination that the goal was reasonably attainable.”
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Jans and his four other team members—seniors Thomas Farrell, Walter Treat and Leo Pinamonti and new addition sophomore Lucy Treat—are one of 48 teams that qualified for the state Knowledge Bowl Meet April 12-13 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd. To put that accomplishment into perspective: • More than 800 teams compete in statewide Knowledge Bowl events. • Nearly 300 school districts from across Minnesota are represented. • Only 48 teams qualify for the Minnesota State Knowledge Bowl Meet! What’s the secret to this year’s success? And what can teams that follow learn from them? “We did a lot more preparation this year than ever before,” Farrell explains. “This team took time to make notecards, study previous years’ questions and zero in on topics we weren't familiar with.” Besides dedication and focus, here are some other tangible and intangible factors that play into their success: 1. Summer Buzzers. “During the summer, our team practiced Knowledge Bowl questions, and this helped us get a jump-start on the season,” Jans says. “The best preparation we did was buzzer practices, which are practice rounds. Having those buzzer practices is vital to our team, and we owe a great deal of gratitude to the other Knowledge Bowl participants because without them, we would not have enough practice to gain the ‘buzzing’ skills.”
Members of the State Tournament qualifying team: Lucy Treat, Walter Treat, Mitchell Jans, and Leo Pinamonti. Answers to warm-up questions: Q1. Protons Q2. Scheherazade
The Long Road to the State Knowledge Bowl
? 5 QUESTIONS TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Team Thought Patrol vs. Teachers before the regional competition.
7. Bragging Rights. This year’s team is only the second to qualify for the State Knowledge Bowl. “The last time was in 2010, and the team (with its previous coach, Tom Walker, Mr. Jim Walker's brother) finished fourth,” Mr. Jim Walker says. “That gives us something to shoot for.”
Q3. George Washington’s surprise attack and victory at what New Jersey town in December 1776 increased morale and provided enough of a recruiting boost to keep his army from disbanding?
No matter how the team does at the Minnesota Knowledge Bowl State Meet, it is fair to say this year’s team has already earned its place among the best of the best.
Q2. In 2016, archaeologists discovered a massive platform with columns and a gigantic staircase buried in the sands of Petra in what country?
Q4. What does the “E” stand for in OPEC? Q5. What part of the body are these structures located? Vomer, ethmoid bone, sphenoid bone, lachrymal bone, palatine bone and zygomatic bone
Which leads to one last question: Q. Which coach says, “I am inspired by their tenacity and confidence. Part of doing well is knowing that you are not going to give up, and that winning is possible.”
Answers to the questions above:
A. Coach Jim Walker, Holy Family Knowledge Bowl
5. Postseason Seasoned. If the pressure of postseason competition affects performance, Mr. Walker thinks this year’s group can shake that off. “Our highest finishing team last year missed qualifying for state by one tough round,” he says. “I think that motivated the team this year. This particular group of seniors has always been
6. Students v. Teachers. A handful of Holy Family teachers did their part as well. “Our team practiced against (five) HF teachers,” Mitchell shares. “Overall, the practice went well—and we beat the teachers by a fair margin.” Score one for the team!
4. Experience. “All of us understand each other and have competed together for years,” Jans says. “I feel as if this season is the one to leave it all on the table and hold nothing back. In years past, there was always next year and well, this is our senior year—the year of lasts.”
Q1. What enterprise laid the foundation for the wealth of the Medici family?
3. Team Chemistry. “We’ve had good teams that could have gone to state, but the chemistry just wasn’t really there,” Farrell says Mr. Walker explains it this way: “Many team participants develop individual strengths. Part of the fun is finding a group of kids who trust each other enough to buzz in on a question when they know a teammate has the knowledge to answer.”
a strong group—they enjoy the meets and are pretty competitive, which helps too.”
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2. The Daily 10. Mr. Walker knows that frequent quizzing has its rewards, so he puts all of his students to the test. “The kids answer a daily quiz (10 questions), starting on the first day of school,” Mr. Walker says. While Knowledge Bowl practices start the first week of November, early quizzing builds confidence and excitement.
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Snippets of the 2017-2018 School Year GALLERY OF 10-12 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR
1. All three of HF Theatre Department's performances of the musical "Wizard of Oz" sold out. 2. Fire for Life marched once again in the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. 3. Fire Girls Basketball finished their season as Section 5AA Runner-Up. This was their third consecutive year making it to the section final game. 4. Maggie Mahota '18 qualified for the State Nordic Ski Tournament in Biwabek, MN. 5. Seventeen students and their chaperones returned to Haiti for HF's fourth service trip to that country, the third trip working with Healing Haiti.. 6. Nathan Hendler '18 became Holy Family's all-time leading scorer in February. 7. John Grunow '18 earned two Scholastic Art Gold Awards and an honorable mention for photography. 8. Ben Almquist '18 was selected as a Mr. Hockey Finalist, the third consecutive year Holy Family has had a Mr. Hockey Finalist. The team played a thrilling section final game, eventually conceding in double overtime.
9. Fire Womens Fencing placed first won the Womens Foil State Championship and Fire Womens Epee placed second in the Team State Tournament. 10. Instrumentalists Natalie Wideman '18, Giselle Shannon '18, and Carson Liebeg '20 were selected for the Wright County Conference All-Honor Band.
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Alumni Updates 2004 JAMES HEILAND wed Alissa Richter on February 4, 2017 at St. Victoria Catholic Church. Fr. Bob White officiated, and the wedding party included 2004 HF alumnus Eben Gephart and one Heavenly HF alumnus, David Lano '04. Jim is an electrician for Ideal Engergies and the couple resides in Minnetrista.
CAITLIN HARTMAN, a senior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, was one of 20 designers to have their collection featured in the university's College of Design fashion show. Her collection, Survival, reflects both her apparel design major and sustainable studies minor. Hartman has accepted a position as a product designer for Khana.
One piece from Hartman's collection
2012 ISABELLA DILORENZO wed Brett Brakefield on August 5, 2017 at The Woods Chapel, in Orono.
Photo by Liz Banfield
CLAYTON FORNER was installed as an Acolyte in a Mass and ceremony of the Pontifical North American College on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He is a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska, and a graduate of Guardian Angels Catholic School and Holy Family Catholic High School. 2014
ALI RYAN MOSLEY, a senior International Studies major and Hispanic Studies minor at the College of Saint Benedict, is the current president of Square One, a student-run social entrepreneurship organization that implements micro-business ventures in developing communities throughout the world. Her cohort launched a micro-loaning initiative and have since started 13 businesses in Grand Savanne, Haiti.
Former Holy Family hockey player Shane Gersich made his NHL debut on March 28, 2018 against the New York Rangers. He talllied his first point on April 7. Gersich played for the Fire for the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 seasons before leaving for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. When interviewed by the Grand Forks Herald, Gersich credited his time at Holy Family for preparing him for college saying, "School hasn't been too tough of an adjustment. I went to Holy Family and Holy Family is a tough school that will prepare you for school (college)."
2017 MATT ANDERSON is a freshman defenseman for the 2018 National Champions University of MinnesotaDuluth Mens Hockey team.
ANNA HERD graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Clemson University in December 2017. Please email alumni college and career updates as well as name and address changes to email@example.com. 22 P a s s a g e s | Spring 2018
2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHRISTOPHER MOAKLEY | Board Chair TOM FURLONG | Vice Chair JOHN BIERBAUM | Board Treasurer BOB KEMMERER | Member at Large ROBIN KRIER | Board Secretary DIANNE DEERING ANTON DON BORNHORST TARA COLLINS ANGELO GALIOTO TOM GARRY SCOTT GUILLEMETTE STEVE HOCKETT TONY KIRSCH DR. SCOTT KIER SCOTT Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;BRIEN MICHAEL PUKLICH BRENDA REDDAN PAUL ROTHSTEIN MARC TERRIS JOSEPH THOMAS '06 FR. ROLF TOLLEFSON TYLER TREAT
BOARD EMERITUS JOHN RADICK, CHAIR BARB BURKE STEVE BURKE TOM BURKE THEO CHALGREN TONY DENUCCI FR. DOUG EBERT BOB FAFINSKI MARY FAFINSKI ANNE FURLONG JOHN GEISLER DIANA GOEBEL MARK LANO BRIAN LAVELLE ANNE LAWLER BILL MILLER JOE MORIN BERT NOTERMANN JENNY RICHELSEN ROB ROY DEB SECREST BILL SLATTERY MARY STEINER JANE STONE BILL TRAXLER FR. BOB WHITE
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION MICHAEL BRENNAN | President KATHLEEN BROWN | Principal JOHN DOLS | Assistant Principal and Campus Minister NICK TIBESAR| Activities Director ADVANCEMENT KENNA DOOLEY | Vice President for Advancement SCOTT BREIMHORST | Executive Director of Admissions MATT THULI | Director of Individual Giving and Alumni Relations ROB BELL | Admissions and Financial Aid Officer LAURA PODERGOIS | Marketing and Communications Manager PAULA CHARCHENKO | Events and Marketing Coordinator
SUPPORT STAFF LINDSAY BURGER | Advancement Office TERRI FARR | School Office STUDENT SUPPORT MELISSA LIVERMORE | Dean for Academic Support LAURA HORTON | Counselor JOSHUA RUTZ | Counselor KRISTA MCCOY | Counselor MEG REDSHAW | Learning Support TRACY BOERBOOM | Information Resources
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ERIN HESSE | Director of Finance
FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE PAUL ABBAS KEVIN MOREHOUSE
2017-2018 TEACHING STAFF ENGLISH ZACHARY BROWN CARLEE KOCON ERIC OLSON CASE UNVERZAGT FINE ARTS LAURA BOILLAT ANNELISE BROWN '05 SHELAGH GAMBLE BRAD PERRIN-SMITH MATHEMATICS KAREN ATKINSON GARY KANNEL MICHAEL LEVERENTZ MELISSA LIVERMORE
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND WELLNESS KELLY BARNHOLDT PAUL RUSSO SCIENCE JOSHUA DWYER IAN PARZYCK JIM TISEL JIM WALKER SOCIAL STUDIES SARAH HALVORSON PATRICK MAUS '03 HOLLY POTTEBAUM
TECHNOLOGY GARY KANNEL NICK LIVERMORE BRAD PERRIN-SMITH (Technology Coordinator) THEOLOGY DOUGLAS BOSCH LYNNAE BOSCH NATHAN SCHLEPP ANDREW WITCHGER WORLD LANGUAGES JACOB DUECK KAREN KIDROWSKI ALEXANDER MYTNIK JORGE OCONITRILLO
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Holy Familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day of Giving is a 24-hour campaign with the simple goal of inspiring the FIRE to come together, show pride in our school, and provide essential funding to support opportunities for our students.
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24 Hours of Prayer by faculty, staff, students, and HF friends in our Sacred Heart Chapel.
Drop your gift off and stay for a cup of coffee or bring your travel mug for a refill for the road!
Stop in at our Community Social Hour at Enki Brewing in Victoria for your favorite pint of ale or mug of rootbeer.
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