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State of the School

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A publication of Magnificat High School

Why I Chose Magnificat

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SPRING 2017 hat a wonderful year we have been having at Magnificat! From the energy of Night-in-Blue this fall to the excitement of the Sentimental Journey Sleepover for our seniors, our community remains enthusiastic and forward-focused. Our foundation as a strong, Catholic college-preparatory school, with a holistic Mission, has positioned us for progress and growth. In February, I had the pleasure of sharing the State of the School with our faculty and staff, Board of Directors, current parents, alumnae and friends. There is much good news to share, as we have already taken impressive strides in implementing our Strategic Plan. The launch of the Empowerment Initiative stresses our belief in the power of personalization and student choice. This year marks our 28th Annual Gala. The Blue & White Ball chaired by Ann and Terry Coyne, represents the incredible generosity of the Magnificat community. The event helps to ensure that each and every student who currently attends, or wants to attend, Magnificat has that opportunity. I am very grateful to each and every one of you for your continued support and dedication to our school. As we transition into the final part of this school year, we should all take a few moments to celebrate the incredible young women who bless our community every day. These young women model the Magnificat values of commitment, compassion, life-long learning and respect all whom they encounter. Because of my personal experiences with our Magnificat students, I look to the future with great hope and anticipation. I wish you a blessed Easter and a joyful spring! With gratitude,

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table of


State of the School


Why I Chose Magnificat


Advancement News


Our Students


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Alumnae News


In Memoriam



This is a publication of the Offices of Marketing and Advancement. Please call 440.331.1572 or email with questions or comments.

SPRING 2017 /// state of the school


The purpose of a State of the School address is to share observations, trends and initiatives with the entire Magnificat Community; to provide updates and recommendations on those things seen as necessary for school growth and the fulfillment of the Strategic Plan.

As I find myself over half-way through my second year as President of Magnificat, I reflect on all of the blessings this community has afforded me and the progress we continue to make on behalf of our young women. After much listening this year, we have responded to the needs of our students by assessing our approach to the Magnificat experience. Guided by our Mission, we strive to partner with parents, guardians, alumnae and friends to strengthen our approach to empowering our young women to be role models for the real world. We live our Mission in partnership with our families and friends. Thank you for sharing our good news with the greater community.


Jenifer Hebda Halliday ‘95

EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE The Empowerment Initiative,

launched in the Fall, exemplifies our commitment as a school to

graduate women who are poised to engage fully in meaningful

work that will better our world. /4/

To receive a copy of the Empowerment Initiative, please contact us at 440-331-1572

The Empowerment Initiative is based on

restructuring academic curriculum in a

three pillars: Place, People and Program.

way that upholds our high standards and

Founded by the Sisters of the Humility

provides our students with a competitive

of Mary, Magnificat has a long history of

edge as they go on to the collegiate level.

exceptional academic and co-curricular programming. This is our approach to

2016 - 2017

SPRING 2017 /// state of the school

NEW! Magnificat’s Redesigned Website Magnificat will launch a fully redesigned and custom website in order to share the Magnificat story and Mission more effectively with our community. The new site will launch mid-April 2017. Thank you to Maureen Karnatz Smith '81 and husband Steve Smith for their generous donation to this project.

ADMISSIONS UPDATE Class of 2021 We are at the end of our busy admissions season and continue to accept applications throughout our rolling admissions period. The incoming class received branded packages, t-shirts, yard flags and door hangers to welcome them to our school. Special thanks to our Mothers’ club as they distributed the yard flags and door hangers to the homes of each accepted student.

View our new welcome video! Visit Class of 2021 CALENDAR NEWS for 2017-2018 School Year w First Day of School: August 17, 2017 w Last Day of School: May 25, 2018 w Christmas Break: December 22, 2017-January 7, 2018 w Easter Break: March 29-April 8, 2018 Based on feedback, we are exploring options that would reduce the length of the school day. /5/

2016 - 2017

SPRING 2017 /// state of the school

ADVANCEMENT Annual Fund Thanks to our generous Magnificat community, our Annual Fund is on pace to set records once again! The Annual Fund provides current students with the best possible programs, resources and faculty available. It supports new initiatives and helps us build toward the future. Gifts of any size make a difference. Thank you for your generous support and devotion to Magnificat High School!

MAGNIFICAMP This year’s Magnificamp will run from June 12-July 28. You can now view our brochure on line at or request a hard copy by calling 440-331-1572.

ATHLETICS 2016-17 Tennis State Champions 2016-17 Gymnastics State Runner Up Gymnastics Coach Joe Gura named Coach of the Year We have added Varsity Rowing and JV and Varsity Bowling to our list of athletics offered at Magnificat. Magnificat has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance which promotes excellence in both athletic skills and character. Magnificat welcomes new coaches to our community: TIBI REGELE Varsity Soccer

JESSICA POMPEI-CIBOREK ’03 Varsity Volleyball SCOTT TROYAN Varsity Track and Field

AWARDS SCHOOL STATISTICS w 100% of our graduating seniors continue on to college w Our recent graduates were offered $17.1 million in college scholarships w Nearly half of graduating students are Advanced Placement Scholars w The senior class boasts multiple acceptances to The Ohio State University (One student with a full tuition, merit-based scholarship), University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, University of Loyola Marymount, Texas A&M, Baylor University, Case Western Reserve University and many more!

We take comfort in knowing that our Blue Streaks are whole when they leave us to seek their collegiate degrees. We have full confidence that they will each leave their Magnificat mark on this world. /6/

2017 National Dance Champions The 2016 Magnificat Dawning , “Anatomy of a Bluestreak”, won the All American award, with one Mark of Distinction. This is the highest yearbook award given by the National Scholastic Press Association. Additionally, Dawning 2016 received a First Place Award from the American Scholastic Press Association. Sister Helen Jean Novy, H.M., VP of Mission at Magnificat High School will receive the 2017 Lead. Learn. Proclaim., awarded by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for dedication and commitment to excellence.

SPRING 2017 /// why I chose magnificat

Why I Chose Magnificat


IT IS NOT A SPECIFIC MEMORY, MOSTLY A FEELING Every time I would come in for an appointment, any checkup, Nurse Kelly was always there. She would make sure that I felt comfortable and would calm me if I were upset. I would bring my Belle doll in a stroller, who was also attended to by Kelly’s TLC. I knew then that I wanted to attend Magnificat because that is where Nurse Kelly went. THE SUMMER OF 2004 is when everything changed. As her mother recalls, “we started noticing rashes and then some bruising. Although at first we were not concerned, thinking children naturally get bumps and bruises, we took her to the doctor’s after the third occurrence. The dermatologist noticed a large bruise that caused concern and ordered a test for a complete blood count. We left the office only to receive a phone call a few hours later.” Claire was taken to the hospital immediately for a platelet transfusion. An average person has approximately 150,000 platelets at any time; Claire had fifteen. On Friday, September 18, 2004, the worst was confirmed – Claire was diagnosed with Leukemia. Kelly Nowak Laschinger ’96 ("Nurse Kelly") was part of the staff of specialists assigned to Claire’s case. “Our relationship with Kelly and

Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital started with us putting all of our faith into the medical staff knowing that they would do the best for our daughter over the next two years.” LIFE AFTER TREATMENT Even though Claire’s final treatment was November 19, 2006, “Not a day goes by where you know that everything is going to be okay.” As Claire transitioned away from the life of treatments and doctor’s visits, Kelly noticed that much of Claire’s socialization was with adults and the hospital staff. Kelly suggested that Claire be enrolled into a ballet program. Claire’s love for performing has since flourished! She is still involved in ballet, is a cheerleader for St. Edwards High School, and is a competitive cheerleader. She is a member of Magnificat’s Outreach Club, Students in Medicine and Baking Club. In her free time, Claire volunteers for Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Walk for Wishes and Relay for Life. She aspires to be a pediatric oncologist in hopes of one day saving others as she was saved. Magnificat was the only high school that she applied to.





Our legacy in your hands!

inter has passed (if you can call it winter this year!) and the Easter season is upon us. Not

long from now, our seniors will be graduating. When I think of Magnificat’s graduation, I

look fondly back on my own. I still cherish the

memories of our class Night-in-Blue skit, senior prom, and walking

down the aisle in a white gown with red roses. Fortunately, I have two daughters, Meghan ’09 and Bridget ’15, who also experienced the

friendships, spirituality, and academic education at Magnificat. And

fortunately, I have been involved as an alumna, both on the Alumnae

Board and the Board of Directors. As Magnificat prepares to welcome

Your gift to the Annual Fund allows flexibility for unexpected educational opportunities throughout the year, and gives Magnificat the ability to plan strategically for future growth. When our community members come together with a common goal, great things happen. Our goal is to have every young woman graduate from Magnificat with the confidence, compassion and courage to make a positive difference in our world. With your support, we can do that.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Annual Fund.

the class of 2021, I would like the incoming students’ families to

know that our mission to educate young women holistically to learn,

lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat is alive and well. The Board and the leadership team at Magnificat are committed to our

values of respect, commitment, collaboration, compassion, faith-filled life, and lifelong learning. In addition, we strive to support the new

Empowerment Initiative, which ensures that our students will be role

models for the real world, grounded in faith. They will also receive an excellent academic education and will be trained as leaders prepared to serve those in need.

That’s why I love Magnificat and am committed to making sure our school’s mission is ever present in all that we do, and that we remain dedicated to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, our founding sponsors. I look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events, including the

Saturday, April 8 925 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland Former Huntington Bank Lobby

annual gala in April and graduation in May.



AWARD WINNERS The Magnificat Award P. Kelly Tompkins Alumnae Award Megan Engle McNamara ‘87 of Excellence



In its second year, the Learn at Lunch series provided opportunities for students to engage with accomplished alumnae in a variety of careers. The final program will be held on April 25 with guest presenters Claire Sullivan, MD ’02 (Chief Cardiology Fellow, University Hospitals/VA) and Shauna Clement Gales, PA-C ’08 (Physician Assistant, Cleveland Clinic). We are grateful to all of our presenters, including the following women who shared their career journeys and best practices earlier this year: Clare Ansberry ’75 Columnist, Wall Street Journal Shannon Copfer Brace ’06 UX Designer and Info Architecture Mary Clare Becker Carson ’08 Speech Pathologist, Lakeshore Speech Pathology Kara Keating Copeland ’94 Program Officer, Cleveland Foundation Jessica Dill ’04 Morning Reporter, Fox 8 Amy Mielke Fagan, PhD ’94 Sr. Researcher/Engineer, NASA Colleen Nardi Grossner ’96 Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist, Fresh-You Katie Russell ’04 Immigration Attorney, Robert Brown Immigration Law Ellen Fox Spear ’89 Speech Pathologist and Co-owner, Lakeshore Speech Pathology Shannon Tarr ’98 Clinical Research Associate, Allergen Kristen Graves Ward ’03 Physical Therapist


Since July 2016, President Jen Hebda Halliday ’95 and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Julie Sims Gibbons ’80 have visited more than 70 alumnae and friends of Magnificat in seven cities in five states. Regional events give us the opportunity to share Magnificat’s direction and good news with alumnae and friends throughout the country, while giving community members an avenue to build connections to each other. We are grateful to those who have attended our regional gatherings and are especially grateful to Mary Lu and George Wasmer for hosting a Magnificat luncheon in Naples, Florida!



Assistant Director of Student Recruitment and Engagement

JENNIFER KIRALLAH-PECA ‘03 Director of Marketing and Communications


Educational Technology Specialist and Instructional Coach /9/

farewell to our seniors Class of 2017

Lauren Najda // What I’m going to miss most about Magnificat is Mrs. DK’s contagious laugh in the PAC. Aliyah Bolden // I will cherish the memories that I have made here. I will miss the inviting and warm atmosphere of walking the halls of Magnificat. Vivian Moussa // Don’t be afraid to try to new things! Sometimes it takes doing something you dislike, to find out what you love. Fiona Chambers // Get involved in as many things as you can, but also give yourself a break to be with your friends. It really does fly by, I promise! I’ll miss the chocolate chip cookies from the cafe, but only the ones that are fresh, soft and still warm from the oven! Sophia Tagliaferri // I will miss being around my friends that have become my sisters. Eight hours a day, five days a week (and many weeknights/weekends)!

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...and suddenly, it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings...

SPRING 2017 /// our students

Samantha Lonsinger // I will miss Mrs. Visgak’s humor and my field hockey family! Catherine Van Curen // Don’t sweat the small stuff! In the end, that one point you missed on your bio test won’t matter. Study hard, do your best, but don’t forget to have some fun. I’m going to miss not being able to wear a uniform every day – it’ll be a little weird if I show up to my first college class in a Magnificat skirt and polo ensemble! Nicole Whitticar // I will miss the teachers and the relationships that I have built over the years. Doc Wilson’s stories about his son Thomas are the best. I will be forever grateful to Miss Carmody for encouraging me to be a better writer. Farah Almhana // Something that I am going to miss about leaving Magnificat is being able to wake up in the morning, change into my uniform, and be out the door in 15 minutes.

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SPRING 2017 /// our students


Dance – 2017 National Dance Champions! This is the 9th national title for Magnificat. Magnificat High School Presented! A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Four Magnificat students won awards in this year’s annual Scholastics Art Awards. w Junior Emma Becker won a Gold medal on the national level for her short story “The Man in the Suit” in this year’s annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

w Senior Alana Cartwright won a Gold Key (Regional Level) and won a Silver Medal on the National Level for her PhotoGram “The Beautiful Mind” w Junior Reagan Hintz won a Silver Key for her photo titled, “Star Child” w Senior Kathy Higgins won a Silver Key for her David Hockney-Inspired Photo Joiner titled, “A Walk Through Huntington” Their work was on display from January 16-February 3 in an exhibition at the Reinberger Galleries at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Emma Vogel ’17 received Honorable Mention in the 72nd Annual Music, Speech & Visual Arts Scholarship Contest held at the Beck Center. Her entry, entitled "The Traveler", showcased the skills she acquired in Photography 3, taught by Mrs. Alecia Janosik.


Junior Maeve Slife was named a National Security Administration Scholar to China and won a scholarship as part of the program Magnificat’s Fifth Business Plan Competition was held on Saturday, January 7th. w Senior Reagan Hardy won first place, and a $1000 cash prize, for her business, Babysitter In A Box. w Senior, Alana Cartwright, placed second, for Alana Cartwright Photography. w Senior, Karly Johnson, took third place, for Farmation, an app for farmers. w Reagan Hardy, Alana Cartwright, and junior Madison Maniaci will participate in Crocker Park young entrepreneur shows in April & May.

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Several members of the STEM Club participated in Young Astronauts Day at NASA. w Seniors Rachael Powers and Brittany Cahill finished 3rd overall in the Robotic Elevator Competition. w The Mars Wheel Challenge was completed by Claire McCabe, who won an honorable mention award for the most creative design. w Also participating were sophomores Caroline DiMarco and Abby Norris who completed the Rocket Simulation.


w Tennis – 2016 OTCA Division 1 State Champions! Magnificat defeated Mason by a score of 3-1. It is the first Tennis State Championship for Magnificat since 2009. Anna Roggenburk ’19 finished as the State Runner Up, and the doubles team of Molly Bauer ’17 and Ana Lopez ’17 finished in 3rd place. w Gymnastics – 2017 State Runner Up! Julia Pompeani ’19 was 2nd on the bars, and Emily Connor ’19 was 3rd on the vault. A total of seven girls competed in individual events at the State Meet. w Swimming finished in 12th at the State meet. 200 medley relay team (Alana Cartwright '17, Grace Monroe '18, Kathryn Presley '18, Taryn Zwissler '17) finished in 5th place and set a new school record. Taryn Zwissler '17 finished 3rd in the 100 Backstroke. w Basketball finished 10-14 overall on the season and made it to the District Semi-Final w Indoor Track & Field had nine girls compete at the State Meet at Akron University, highlighted by Adelaide Aquilla ’17 finishing in 3rd place both in the Shot Put and Weight Throw (she set a new school record in Weight Throw). w Bowling finished in 4th place in their Sectional, and Kelly DeGross ’18 qualified for the District Tournament.


w Reagan Hardy '17 – 2017 President’s Volunteer Service Award w Maggie Malley ‘17 and Anna Marshall ‘17– Project Kirotshe Feature on WKYC’s We the People w Magnificat Rowing team showcased on WKYC w Payton St. John ‘18 – Awarded top 10 moments in Cleveland theatre by theatre critic, Bob Abelman w Meg Hopkins ’17 – Recipient of 2016-2017 Better Business Bureau – Students of Integrity Scholarship w Lillian Des Rosiers ’20 – Received a scholarship from the State Deputy for the Ohio Council of the Knights of Columbus / 13 /

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Student Work


1 /// Anna Eckert ‘18 – Turtle and Dove

5 /// Erin Kilbane ‘17 – Flower Pendant

3 /// Molly Robinson ‘17 – Rose Gold Cuff Bracelet

7 /// Olivia Csiszar ‘17 – Rings and Pendant

2 /// Audra Fedrix ‘17 – Gold Cuff Bracelet

4 /// Kasten Rini ‘17 – Key and Flower Cuff Bracelet / 14 /


6 /// Sophia Fontanez ‘17 – Sun Silver Cuff Bracelet Metals Class taught by Julie Belfiore

SPRING 2017 /// bonded together. bonded forever.

Magnificat Anima Mea Domimum My Soul Magnifies the Lord

Sister Helen Jean Novy, H.M.

OUR SISTERS OF THE HUMILITY OF MARY “In the spirit of our founders, we respond to the

Magnificat– the very name resonates with so many meanings:

changing needs of our world” … with our diverse

The root meaning of magnify — we encourage our students to magnify their talents and gifts

endures is our commitment to our mission

The biblical source — Mary’s prayer of joy, praise and thanksgiving which inspires our students to be joyful and grateful (I wouldn’t be surprised if more genuine “thank yous” ring through our halls daily than any other place).

programs and our exceptional academics. What

established by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. Founded over 60 years ago, Magnificat – is the

special place I have spent 40+ years of my ministry

in education, encouraged by all who teach, lead and support here, proud of our students who manifest

their holistic development in remarkable ways and who are empowered to carry our values into their future full of hope for themselves and the world.

The name of our school — indicating our uniqueness in our devotion to Mary as loving mother, strong woman, faithful disciple throughout her life. The Canticle — sung by our choirs in three-part harmony linking our school with the Humility of Mary sisters for whom that hymn is an anthem reminding the sisters of their mission to bring more abundant life.

The Humility of Mary, in whose spirit we pray and work for the transformation of the world through justice and peace. / 15 /

SPRING 2017 /// alumnae

? e a n m u l A r u o e r a e Wher “What I love: the friendships I formedat Magnificat. They remain my closest. The school is first and foremost a community. It couples high academic standards with an emphasis on giving back, letting people be individuals and encouraging them tobe the best they can be.” - Clare Ansberry Smith ‘75

Jessica Dill ‘04

Jennifer Dill Okubo ‘03

BS Bowling Green State University MSc Northwestern University

BS Roger Williams University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida DACVP, University of Georgia 2014 PhD, University of Georgia

Cleveland, OH

Fox 8 News Journalist

Not only did Magnificat give me best friends for life, but the school taught me the importance of independence and gave me so much confidence! Mags taught me if you dream big and work hard you can go as far in life as you want.. Just don’t forget to have fun along the way!

Katie Beirne Fallon ’94 Washington, DC BA University of Notre MA Queens University Belfast MSc London School of Economics

Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Hilton Former Director of Legislative Affairs for President Obama until 2016

Anatomic Pathology Clinical Instructor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s Living Seas-Animal Health Team

Lisa Compiseno-Whelan ‘93 Westlake, OH

Lives with husband John and three children

BS in Science from Bowling Green State University Currently working on a Master’s in Educational Administration from Notre Dame College

3rd grade teacher at Saint Angela Merici. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, New principal for the upper school (5-8) of Saint Angela Merici

Clare Ansberry Smith ’75

Mary Sue Anter Tanis ‘72

BA English St. Francis University

BS Therapeutic Rec - University of Colorado, Boulder 1975

Pittsburgh, PA

Columnist Wall Street Journal Past titles - Bureau Chief, Deputy Bureau Chief, Reporter

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Orlando, FL

Westlake, OH

Founder and Executive Director at Youth Challenge34 years (founded 1976 & volunteer driven until incorporation in 1983)

SPRING 2017 /// class notes

MARRIAGES 1. Erin McKay-Myers ’03 and Ryan Myers were married on February 14, 2015 at the Happy Day’s Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Bridesmaids included Jackie O’Donnell ’03.


2. Allison Schirmer Rigo ’07 and Christopher Rigo were married on July 30, 2016 at St. Christopher Church. Bridesmaids included Jennifer Rigo Hearns ’92, Clare Schirmer ’12 , Megan Chambers ’07 and Katie Ginley ’07. 3. Kristin Nichols Leimkuehler ’08 married Bill Leimkuehler, Jr. on August 6, 2016 at St. Christopher Church. Kristin is the daughter of Maribeth Sudetic Nichols ’82. Bridesmaids included Elena Cotton Comiskey ’08, Colleen Leimkuehler Engels ’08, Katie Leimkuehler ’03 and Erin Leimkuehler ’10. 4. Maggie Ringenbach Butara ‘10 married Neil Butara on October 15, 2016 at St. Luke’s in Lakewood, Ohio. Pictured with the bride are (L-R) Katie Flanagan ‘10, Kelly Boyd ‘10, Sam Tamas ‘09.

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BIRTHS 5. Elena Cotton Comiskey ‘08 and husband, Captain Kevin Comiskey (U.S. Army), welcomed baby girl, Lily Belle, on February 9, 2017. 6. Kaite Woods-Watson ’03 and husband, Brian Watson, welcomed baby girl, Brooke Anderson Watson on December 15, 2016. Christine Weimer Papesch ‘95 and husband, Erich, welcomed baby boy, Xavier Rocke, on August 2, 2016. He joins older siblings Elizabeth, 9, Nicholas, 7, and Gabrielle, 5. Jessica Artman Holzbach ’06 and husband, Tom, welcomed baby girl, Alaina Grace Holzbach, on October 19, 2016.


CLASS OF 2015 7. Breanna Koelliker, a speech language pathology student at Duquesne University, is studying abroad for a semester in Rome, Italy.


CLASS OF 2013 Lauren Werling is working towards a Bachelor Degree in Politics with a minor in Global Migration Studies. Last summer, Lauren worked in the Office of Legislative Affairs with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).




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SPRING 2017 /// In Memoriam

May all be comforted by the compassionate heart of Christ

who will draw all

to abundant life and fullness of joy! - SISTER HELEN JEAN NOVY, H.M.

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Please join us in prayer for the families of our students and alumnae. JAMES H. ANSBERRY

Uncle of Christine Ansberry Roach ’68, Micki Ansberry ’73 and Clare Ansberry ’75; Great Uncle of Colleen Marie Ansberry Dwyer ’93; Grandfather of Samantha Chontos ’18


Sister of Kathleen Cohan Bruening ’62, Patricia Cohan Leipold ’66 and Peggy Cohan ’75; Aunt of Lucy Cohan ’01, Hanna Cohan Plessner ’03 and Grace Cohan ’07


Mother of Barbara Corcoran-Bennett ’74 and Carol Bennett ’76; Mother-in-law of Kathleen Wirtz-Bennett ’72; Grandmother of Laura Bennett-Shiner ’01, Katlyn BennettLynch ’02, Megan Bennett ’04, Colleen Bennett-Krawczak ’06 and Jordan Bennett ’12






Mother of Colleen FitzGerald ’07 Mother of Nora French ’97; Sister of Caroline Clinton Farrar ’63 and Kate Clinton ’68; Sister-in-law of Pat English Aveni ’65 and Joan English French ’67; Mother-in-law of Mary Boag French ’97; Aunt of Katie Nocella Carpenter ’90, Jennifer French Campbell ’95, Joan M. French ’95, Anne French Thidemann ’96 and Kathryn French Taylor ’00; Aunt-in-law of Ann Marie Latiak Nocella ’89; “In-law” of Ann Marie Greaney Drake ’89


Brother of Margaret Geiger Krebs ’64


Mother of Patricia Brady Gordon ’66 and Beth Hassing Gyorgak ’74

Husband of Liz Straub Hajduk ’87; Father of Hannah Hajduk ’19; Brother-in-law of Loretta Straub Cornely ’85 and Teresa Straub ’90



Father of Julie Brown Karabatsos ’89 and Amy Brown Lupson ’94; Grandfather of Maggie Karabatsos ’21


Grandmother of Catherine Tilow ’04, Allison Schirmer ’07, Therese Tilow ’09, Emily Briggs ’11 and Clare Schirmer ’12


Aunt of Trish Cleary Harris ’70, Kathleen Cleary Lewis ’66 and Laura Cleary Mackin ’79


Husband of Gerri Tapping Dettelbach ’60; Brother of Kay Dettelbach Pirnat ’63


Brother-in-law of Shannon Scott McCale ’96


Stepmother of Mary Sue Diemer Henkel ’78


Nephew of Mary Moran Ketterer ’82; Cousin of Samantha Ketterer ’14 and Jane Ketterer ’15


Uncle of Kathleen Berry ’73, Ann Marie Feighan Richman ’76 and Charlotte Feighan Landino ’87; Great Uncle of Ferrell Feighan ’03, Kaitlyn Berry ’11, Mary Grace Feighan ’16, Natalie Feighan ’18 and Tricia Feighan ’18

Mother of Kelly Hennessy Borchers ’06 and Meaghan Hennessy ’08


Mother of Bridget MacMillan ’83, Julie MacMillan ’84 and Annie MacMillan Powell ’87; Mother-in-law of Cathy Snyder MacMillan ’90; Sister-in-law of Joan Petrie Cannon ’61 and Colleen McDonald Walsh ’66; Aunt of Maureen Cannon Rosfelder ’73, Colleen Cannon ’75, Karen Cannon Janettas ’76, Roberta Coone Cannon ’77, Julie Schriner Nader ’79, Sue Schriner Sullivan ’80, Kate McBride ’81, Sheila Cannon Meyer ’82, Mary Beth Schriner ’82 Maureen Walsh Farrell ’85, Molly McBride Steen ’85 and Katie Walsh Pfahl ’93; Great Aunt of Mary Kate Rosfelder ’02, Erin McBride Ventura ’07, Mary Clare Becker Carson ’08 and Megan McBride ’13


Mother of Brigid Long Groves ’02


Father of Shannon Lynch ’06 and Cali Lynch ’10; Former spouse of Janis Domino Lynch ’78

Father of Erin McKay-Myers ’03 Cousin of Monica Roman Thomas ’L68 and Angela Roman Koran ’75


Mother of Jennifer Lancione Murino ’84


Mother of Sarah Murphy ’05 and Rachel Murphy Ligman ’02


Mother of Maureen O’Malley Mader ’73 and Annette O’Malley Lipaj ’81


Mother of Theresa Moore Simek ’92; Aunt of Elizabeth Thiede Lanzer ’78, Lynn Thiede Kelso ’81, Becky Thiede Kossin ’82 and Kathy Thiede ’84*


Sister of Geraldine Tobin Murray ’53L; Sister-in-law of Barbara Hutchinson Tobin ’53L


Sister of Linda Laule Peebles ’65, Mary Kay Laule Nied ’69, Janis Laule Fasko ’72 and Patty Laule Maddox ’74


Father of Nancy Weimer Shaver ’82; Grandfather of Erin McKay-Myers ’03 CORRECTION:


Brother of Nancy Leisz Shircliff ’54L, Marianne Leisz Kasarda ’58L, Fran Leisz Hayden ’62 and Karen Leisz Crandall ’68. Uncle of Sharon Kasarda Curless ’82, Laurie Kasarda Hertelendy ’83, Suzanne Kasarda Henthorn ’84, Cheryl Hayden Ozark ’91 and Shannon Crandall ’06; Great uncle of Meghan Kasarda ’13, Katherine Hertelendy ’16 and Anna Hertelendy ’19


Father of Adele “Sis” Malley ’92 and Megan Malley Cannon ’93; Uncle of Kathy Ryan Schreiber ’81, Jacqueline Mooney Valle ’82, Michelle Ryan Stewart ’85, Karen Ryan Tigue ’85 and Megan Ryan Banas ’88; Grandfather of Maggie Malley ’17 and Abbey Malley ’20

* Deceased “L” denotes a graduate of Lourdes Academy

We have included all the relationships that we could locate in our records. If we have missed one, kindly let us know by emailing Christine Rini Slyman ’84 at, and we will be happy to include it in the next edition of our magazine. / 19 /

Magnificat High School, a girls’ Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, calls young women to live Mary’s Magnificat in the world. MISSION

We educate young women holistically to learn, lead and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.


Empowering young women to be role models for the real world.

Upcoming Events APRIL 13-21 Easter Break APRIL 27 Blue Streaks on Bikes APRIL 29 Senior Prom MAY 1 Cork and Canvas II MAY 4-5 Dance Concert MAY 10-18 Senior Genesis MAY 16 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

MAY 22 Last Day of Classes Baccalaureate Mass MAY 23 Graduation JUNE 10 2nd Annual Blue Streaks Golf Outing special guest GARY

BARNIDGE & friends

Save the Date! Reunion Celebration is Saturday, September 16, 2017 (For classes ending in 2’s and 7’s)

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