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Magnificat Celebrates the Fine Arts

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Reunion Celebration! Congratulations, Class of 1967

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Winter 2018 he first semester was an exciting one here at Magnificat! As the following pages illustrate, we have much to be proud of when it comes to our students’ most recent achievements and awards–from our National Merit Finalists and our commended scholars to the incredible fall production of CATS and the school’s first-ever individual state tennis championship win by junior Anna Roggenburk. Adding to the excitement was the opening of Karnatz Family Field, marking the beginning of our field sports teams hosting home games at Magnificat for the very first time. The Class of 2021 has settled into their first year of high school with aplomb by jumping right into their coursework and the many co-curricular and athletic opportunities available here at Magnificat. Last month, the sophomores and their families celebrated the completion of their service projects in the community, mindful that their commitment to servant leadership in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat has only just begun.

The school-wide spirit of service shone brightly this past November during the 60th Annual Night-in-Blue season, with everyone working hard to reach the fundraising goals that help make tuition assistance available for our students and their families. The senior class now commences their final semester, and their sights are set on the academic careers that await them at colleges and universities across the country. Over the next few months, they will mark the end of four years at Magnificat by completing their Genesis projects and participating in many celebrations of achievements leading up to graduation. While the seniors prepare to graduate from Magnificat, members of the Class of 2022 have received their acceptance letters. We are grateful to be able to offer more financial assistance than ever before, and we are looking forward to welcoming them this fall. Thank you for the support that you continue to offer to ensure that a Magnificat education is possible for the young women who grace these halls now and for years to come. The rich history and heritage of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary continues to inform our vision for the future–a vision of opening the windows and doors of opportunity for our current and future students in important and innovative ways. Thank you for the role you play in helping to make this vision a reality. In the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat,

Moira Clark '77 President


irst, thank you for all that you do for Magnificat. Since taking on this role last spring, I have been amazed and inspired by the multitude of ways you all benefit and support Magnificat and its past and present students, faculty, and staff. We are all very blessed to be a part of the wonderful Magnificat Community.

Soon we will be thawing out (hopefully) from this winter season, and we can all expect a spring “thaw” at Magnificat. On March 3rd, the “Blue Streak Ball” returns home to the halls of Magnificat to celebrate the 29th annual Gala. You may recall that a focus of the 2017 Gala was Magnificat’s “backyard.” If you have not had the opportunity to see the transformation at the school, please come by for a visit. Thank you to all who have contributed their time, talent, treasure, and prayers to these efforts. The impending spring season also brings about the excitement of watching Magnificat’s seniors enjoy the successes they so greatly deserve. The Class of 2018 is beyond impressive! Stay tuned for many reports about this talented and diverse group of young women in the months and years to come. Their collective success is a reflection on the stellar faculty, staff, administration, and community who support Magnificat’s students, and I ask that when you see a member of the Magnificat team, please take a moment to thank him or her for their contributions (so many of whom are behind the scenes). Finally, a good friend recently posted an article entitled “Why My Kids Go to Catholic School,” which resonated with me as an alumna, parent, and supporter of Magnificat (and a few other Catholic schools in the area!). The message was simple, but so compelling, “[a] community of faith and warmth is an immeasurably important springboard in these young kids' lives. And in ours.” Magnificat’s Mission is as important today as ever – thank you for carrying it forward.

Colleen Moran O'Neil '88 Chair, Board of Directors

table of CONTENTS


Our Performing Artists


Our Visual Artists


Our Students


Our Athletes


Advancement News


Bonded Together. Bonded Forever.


Alumnae News


In Memoriam



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

WINTER 2018 /// our performing artists


Known as one of the most technically difficult musicals to produce, dance, act in, create costumes for, etc., Magnificat’s production of CATS wowed crowds!

The decision to do CATS did not come easily for our team of directors this season. High schools and regional theaters do not ordinarily choose to do CATS for one reason: it is very demanding on all levels. While CATS is one of the longest-running shows on Broadway, it typically remains on Broadway because regional, other professional, community, and school theaters can hardly do it justice. Unless the cast, staff, and crew match each other in talent and focused work ethic, it won't succeed. CATS requires triple-threat performers: students who can sing, dance, and act for two full hours of performance with exceptional talent and dedicated work ethic. CATS, although typically known as a "dance show," is equally a singing show. This year, those triple-threats stood firmly within the students of our department, so we took a leap of faith. As a department, we were at a crossroad: we could either push our students to the full extent with a show, such as CATS, or remain comfortable within the style and requirements of most other musicals. We decided to leap. The production was successful because, in this ensemble production, the group gave maximum effort. We were pushed to do better, and we did. We inspired one another. Student performers were inspired by the opportunity we gave them. The staff was inspired by their desire to grow and achieve. The process was a creation of something so unique and special, it cant' be repeated. In the success of the production, our decision was confirmed. It proved that we could rise to this exceptional challenge and we did! A reflection by Jill Haller

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SING: A normal musical has 45 minutes of singing; CATS has over two hours. The required time to learn and polish music is roughly 2.5 times the normal musical.

tirelessly to aid the performers in relating human life to the audience in the body of a cat. BUILD: [Joe Hnat, Technical Director] With efficiency, patience, and strong leadership, we were able to produce a set that was not only fantastic for the cast, but for the growth of our crew. Our confidence in the students allowed new opportunities in lighting design and production, sound, stage management, run crew, and more for our already accomplished young women.

DANCE: [Jill Haller, Director of Dance] It takes approximately one hour of time to teach and choreograph every 30 seconds of music in a show in any given professional theatre. There are approximately two hours of movement in this show, as the entire show is choreographed. Therefore, the required time to learn and perfect dances for DESIGN AND COSTUMES: [Mary Papa, CATS would be a minimum of 240 hours for Production Coordinator] On first discovery a professional theatre company. We did it in and conversation of doing CATS, we knew roughly 140 hours. immediately that the design and build of the costumes and makeup for this show ACT: [Mary Ann Nagel, Director] Our cast became cats on and off stage. Our team worked would push our crew to new levels of

professionalism and experience. Costumes were created by a team of students. Every costume was hand-painted, and every furry detail was hand created with the most unexpected and brilliant textiles. LEAD: [Dale Van Niel, Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts Manager] For any show to be a success, it is important that all involved are heard, prepared, fed, loved, and cared for. True leadership is found in the person who trusts her/his people to lead themselves. Through the example of our staff, student leaders were able to take the lead on opening night, and deliver their show. The combined effort allowed our students to take ownership of a once-in-alifetime project. /5/

WINTER 2018 /// our visual artists

Visual Arts We are proud to announce that many of our students have been recognized for their artistic talent this past semester.


The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition Reinberger Galleries at the Cleveland Museum of Art On Display: January 16-February 2 GOLD KEY Chloe Becker ‘20 for her painting, “Behind Clouded Eyes” and drawing, “Fluorescent” (Chloe's Gold Key for “Behind Clouded Eyes” was also awarded the Sue Wall Award for painting Best In-category.)

Lynzie Horejs ‘18 for her necklace, "Serotonin Necklace" (Lynzie's necklace was also awarded the Janey Award for jewelry Best In-category.) SILVER KEY Chloe Becker '20 for her paintings, "All the General's Men," "Sleepwalker," and drawing "Merry & Bright" Elizabeth Jira '18 for her photo, "Out of Quarters" HONORABLE MENTIONS Macie Hricovec '18 for her jewelry piece, "Peacock Pendant” Chloe Becker '20 for paintings, "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Runaway" Gold Keys will go on to compete on the national level.

Cleveland Clinic eXpressions Art Award Global Center for Health Innovation On Display: February 15 Each student chose research done by Cleveland Clinic interns like junior, Emma Jankowski, and created an original piece of artwork to communicate the research in a creative way. WHITE RIBBON Tran Le '19 for her digital piece, "Two Worlds Apart" Abby Badar '20 for her photograph, "Depression Through Different Views” HONORABLE MENTION Macie Hricovec '18 for her jewelry piece, "Sickle Cell Necklace"

Mythical Creatures Art Contest Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s Youth Gallery, located across from the Welcome Center On Display: December 2017-October 2018 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL Megan Miller ‘21 Giana DeAlexandro ‘21


WINTER 2018 /// our visual artists




Art Awards

1. Chloe Becker ‘20 – "Behind Clouded Eyes" 2. Lynzie Horejs ‘18 – "Serotonin Necklace" 3. Chloe Becker ‘20 – "Fluorescent" 4. Elizabeth Jira '18 – "Out of Quarters" 5. Chloe Becker '20 – "All the Generals Men" 6. Chloe Becker '20 – "Sleepwalker" 4.

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WINTER 2018 /// our students


Grace Monroe '18, Madelyn Jett '18, and Emma Becker '18 National Merit Commended Scholars (Standing L-R)

Elizabeth Waters '18, Andriana Ashley '18, and Maeve Slife '18




Magnificat finished in 1st place at the NASA Young Astronauts Day in October! Abby Norris '19 and Samantha Lopez '19 took 1st place in the Robotic Arm Challenge. Caroline DiMarco '19 and Kristin Breininger '19 took 2nd place in the Space Materials Challenge. Claire McCabe '19, Maggie Kelly '19, and Paige McCabe '21 took 2nd place in the SCaN Challenge. Veale Foundation Youth Entrepreneurship

Lizzie Martinez '18 placed in the top four of 107 students who participated in the Veale Foundation Pitchfest on November 9 at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Maggie Bilardo '18 was chosen by the Advancement and Marketing Departments as having created and presented the best 'Elevator Pitch' selling Magnificat to incoming students. She was featured in Magnificat's promotional video. Ironman

Katie Dunstan ’18 finished the 70.3 mile Ironman triathlon with her dad this past



October. Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Ellen Lavelle ’20 was awarded a scholarship by the State Deputy for the Ohio Council of the Knights of Columbus. Team USA

Caitlyn Looby ’19, a member of the Hockettes synchronized skating team, was selected to represent the United States in international competitions with Team USA. She traveled to Switzerland with the team where they finished 3rd in their competition.

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TENNIS Congratulations to the Doubles team of Olivia Rondini '20 and Alex Vesikallio '18 on their 3rd place finish in the OHSAA Division I Tennis Doubles Tournament. The Varsity A Tennis team finished in 3rd place in the OTCA Division I State Tennis Tournament. - Alex Vesikallio '18 signed to play for Villanova University - Anna Roggenburk '19 signed to play for Xavier University CROSS COUNTRY Emma Becker '18 qualified for the OHSAA Division I State Meet by finishing in 24th place in the OHSAA Division I Regional Meet. She is the first Blue Streak runner to qualify for the State Meet since 2014. GOLF The golf team finished 4th in our District and 11th in the State Tournament. It was our first state appearance since 2013! VOLLEYBALL Isabella McCaffrey ’18 signed to play for Daemen College SWIMMING Kathryn Presley ’18 signed to swim for Providence College FIELD HOCKEY Kaitlin Hall ’18 signed to play for Johns Hopkins University ROWING - Molly Stothard ’18 signed to row for Duquesne University - Olivia Androsik ‘18 signed to row for The Ohio State University SOCCER - Camryn Hartman '18 signed to play for University of Cincinnati - Emily Kaufman '18 signed to play for Washington University (St. Louis) - Alanna Skinner '18 signed to play for College of the Cumberlands - Mary Grace Haney '18 signed to play for Ashland University

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Tennis Champion Anna Roggenburk '19

OHSAA Division I Tennis Singles State Champion Anna is the first player in Magnificat history to win the Tennis Singles State Title, and the only player in OHSAA History to win a match of 6-0, 6-0.

WINTER 2018 /// our athletes

WINTER 2018 /// advancement news


The Magnificat Admissions team had a very busy and successful season. We welcomed many eighth grade students who: took our high school placement exam, attended our Open House, and visited as a "Blue Streak for a Day." Our incoming class of 2022 received a package that included their acceptance letter, a Magnificat t-shirt, and car magnet to welcome them to our school. Special thanks to the Mothers’ Club, who distributed Magnificat yard flags to the home of each accepted student. View our new welcome video!

BARB HERMANN ‘80 Admissions Administrator


HANNAH SUMMERVILLE Assistant Director of Student Recruitment and Engagement



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THERESA DAY Assistant Director of Admissions


In December of 2017, we launched our "Spirit Gear" collection in our "Streaks Boutique." A portion of every sale will go to our Annual Fund. Your gifts to the Annual Fund, regardless of size, are integral in continuing the Mission of Magnificat. Gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted and support every aspect of a Magnificat education. Unrestricted gifts not only provide critical financial aid to deserving students, but also ensure that Magnificat students continue to have access to the best programs, learning environments, and faculty. Stop by the "Streaks Boutique" or visit our e-store today at Thank you for supporting our young women!

WINTER 2018 /// advancement news

THE Annual FUND Just as a single light can illuminate the darkness, your gift to the Annual Fund has a tremendous impact on current Magnificat students. And with each gift, their future gets a little brighter. This December, hundreds of our alumnae, parents, and friends supported our students with their Annual Fund gifts in honor or memory of their loved ones. We are so thankful for your continued generosity and strong belief in helping us continue our Mission. If you haven’t already, please consider a gift to the Annual Fund to support financial aid for students in need, and continued school improvements that ensure that our students are well-prepared for their bright futures.

Thank you for your generosity and support of our young women at Magnificat High School!

Mothers' & Fathers' Club UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, March 8 Mothers’ Club Meeting Join us for our Mothers’ Club Meeting and Social at 7p.m. Mothers’ Club is open to all moms with daughters at Magnificat. Bring a friend and be part of a wonderful community. Saturday, March 10 8th Grade Registration Mothers’ Club and Fathers’ Club will help welcome new students and parents to our Magnificat family. Sunday, March 11 Dad Prom The Mothers’ Club is excited to organize a highlight of the past four years, when senior girls get to spend an evening with their dads!

Friday, March 23 Fathers’ Club Fish Fry Sunday, April 15 Senior Mother - Daughter Luncheon Moms and daughters will celebrate their time at Magnificat with a Mass and lunch. Saturday, April 28 Senior Prom Thursday, May 3 Mothers’ Club Meeting Our final meeting of the year. Join us as we celebrate this school year and the success of our community.



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WINTER 2018 /// bonded together. bonded forever.

Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum My Soul Magnifies the Lord

Sister Anne Victory, H.M.

OUR SISTERS OF THE HUMILITY OF MARY Sister Anne Victory, H.M., Class of '62, recalls her years here with gratitude for all of the skills and confidence instilled for later life. While she was here, she participated in choir, yearbook, and journalism. One of her favorite subjects was English. Her years at Magnificat were a family affair with her father serving as President of the Fathers’ Club, and later, her brother when his daughter, Sarah, was a student. After graduating from Magnificat, Sister Anne, influenced by how genuine the sisters were who ministered here, entered the H.M. Community. She then went on to receive her degree in nursing from St. John College, practiced as a Nurse Clinician, and then as an educator in the School of Practical Nursing. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing at The Ohio State University, and then served as the first Mission Officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain, now Mercy Health. While serving on the Leadership Council of the H.M. Sisters, she volunteered at the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking as a member of the Steering Committee. She is now Director of Education for the Collaborative, as well as President of U.S. Catholic Sisters against Human Trafficking. In these roles, Sister Anne attended a White House-sponsored report of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, entitled "Building Partnerships to Eradicate Human Trafficking." She attended the Vatican’s Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences conference

sponsored by Pope Francis. She and others from the Collaborative have appreciated opportunities to speak to Magnificat students in their classes and clubs during Advent Humble Hands gatherings, and to participate in a video made by Campus Ministry about the work of the Collaborative. Sister Anne is pleased that Magnificat integrates the social teachings of the Church so fully, and feels the urgency of full awareness on the part of our students of the global and local nature of human trafficking (virtually every zip code in Ohio is affected). She hopes that our students will understand the impact of the issue on people they might encounter in their future, and be the generation to bring about an end to this menacing social problem. Through the years her mother used to say to her: Did you ever imagine that you would be . . . a nurse, an educator, an administrator, an advocate to end human trafficking? Yes, the paths along which God has led her have been a cause for awe, wonder, and gratitude.

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WINTER 2018 /// alumnae


? e a n m u l A r u o are

Elise Eiden ‘10

Sara Steigerwald ‘96

B.S., University of Notre Dame M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S., Case Western Reserve University M.A., Harvard University

St. Louis, MO

Engineer, AT&T Integrated Cloud Elise presented her work on integrated cloud quality improvement in Sydney, Australia, in November of 2017.

Financial Advisor for Wells Fargo

Dr. Carole Ledford Liedtke ’62

Mary Kotynski ‘01

B.A., Miami University Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University M.B.A., Case Western Reserve University

B.A., Loyola University Chicago M.A., Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University Physiology and Biophysics FAPS, Fellow of the American Physiological Society

Cleveland, OH

VLT Regulation Manager for the Office of Operations at the Ohio Lottery Mary recently published her first novel, Change of Plans, with Weiss Press. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle. She is currently writing a yet unnamed novel and co-authoring The Adventures of Ru and Ron, a children's story and coloring book series, about super sleuths Rufus, the French Bulldog, and Ron, her dad, and their misadventures in the greater Cleveland region.

Pamela Howell ’90

Faculty & Staff Alumna Spotlight

B.A., Miami University M.A., Syracuse University

Rocky River, OH

Chicago, IL

Architect and Retail Studio Leader at Zimmerman Weintraub Associates LLC

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Chicago, IL

Beth McBride ‘90 B.A., Wittenberg University M.A., Ursuline College

Biology and AP Biology Teacher at Magnificat

MARRIAGES 1. Meredith Lahl Foxx ’95 married James Foxx on May 27, 2017. Included in the photo with Meredith are bridesmaids (L-R) Meghann Hubach ’97, Kathleen Foxx Middaugh ’98, Meredith Lahl Foxx ’95 (bride), Tammy Vehar Ardire ’95 (matron of honor), Brigid Kennedy Chambers ’95, Kate Ardire (flower girl), future Blue Streak ’26.

CLASS OF 1990 Flora Yee resides in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, Jason Dunlap, and their son, Wyatt Dunlap. Flora graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Columbus State Community College in May 2017 and is a Registered Nurse. She is currently attending The Ohio State University in the RN to BSN Nursing Program.

BIRTHS Katie Schriner Rhoades '93 and husband, John, welcomed daughter, Maira Grace, on July 17, 2017. Maira joins older brothers, Jack (12), Jacob (8), and Joshua (6), and overjoyed older sister, Sydney (10).

CLASS OF 2000 7. Michelle O’Malley and husband, Matt, welcomed baby boy, Elliott Lawrence Helgeson, on July 27, 2017. Adding to the excitement for the year, Michelle received two prestigious awards for her contributions to science and scholarship. In 2017, she was one of only 10 women scientists selected by the American Chemical Society for a Rising Star Award, and one of 13 scientists chosen for the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which includes a $75,000 unrestricted grant. Michelle will use the grant to bring her biotech research into the classroom for her undergraduate chemical engineering students at University of California Santa Barbara.

2. Valerie Krock Miceli '00 and husband, Nino, welcomed daughter, Colette, on April 10, 2017. Colette joins big sister, Beatrice. 3. Tori Woods Ballantine ’01 and husband, Kevin, welcomed son, Xavier, on June 8, 2017. 4. Katie Utrata Boyd ’01 and husband, Kyle, welcomed daughter, Emilia Grace, on September 4, 2017. 5. Bess Rowland Covert ‘01 and husband, Jim, welcomed their baby boy, Arthur Geoffrey, May 10, 2017. Art joins big brother, Ignatius (2).

6. Kristen Graves Ward '03 and husband, Brendan, welcomed baby girl, Ashlyn Rose, on July 28, 2017. Ashlyn joins big sister, Kinley Marie (2). Maeve O'Hara Siu '04, and husband, Jackson, welcomed daughter, Mable Josephine, on July 18, 2017. "Mable Jo" is named for her grandmothers, including beloved Magnificat faculty member, Josie O'Hara.








CLASS OF 2013 8. Cassie Eschweiler graduated with honors in April 2017 from Tiffin University with two degrees: a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement. Cassie received Academic Honors for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher throughout her undergraduate studies. She is currently studying for a Masters in Education at Tiffin University. Cassie is a graduate assistant and works part time for Seneca Mentoring Youth Links. CLASS OF 2014 Valeria Tkacik is majoring in Political Science with minors in Environmental Science and Theology at Ave Maria University, where she is a Mother Teresa Scholar, which requires extensive service work in addition to her studies. Valeria is expected to be Ave Maria University’s first four-year starter in lacrosse this spring. Valeria completed three internships during her undergraduate years—on Capitol Hill with Senator Rob Portman, in Washington, D.C. with Autism Speaks, and in New York with the Sisters of Life. CLASS OF 2015 9. Emily Clark is a junior at Bowling Green State University where she is studying Speech Pathology. She's pictured here with her sisters, Erin '18 and Teagan '21.




10. Hanleigh Heinzmann is an engineering student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. She recently traveled with a group of engineering students from Lipscomb's Peugeot Center to the Village of Hope in Ghana where they worked to improve the village sanitation system and to set up solar power at the village high school.

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Reunion 2017 WAS A BIG SUCCESS! SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

Magnificat and the Alumnae Board welcomed more than 360

In addition to the great celebration, women from this year’s

women home to celebrate and reconnect! The evening began

reunion classes contributed over $20,000 to the Annual Fund

with a special Mass that included a moving memorial for

between May 1 and September 8, 2017 for the annual Reunion

classmates who have passed away. Alumnae enjoyed bountiful

Challenge. With 14 percent of the women making a gift to the

appetizers, a raffle, student-guided tours, and-most of all-great

Annual Fund, the Class of 1967 edged out the Class of 1977 and

company. The raffle raised nearly $1,500 for the Angels in Blue

earned bragging rights as the Reunion Participation Challenge

Fund to help Magnificat families with school-related, non-tuition

winner. To celebrate their victory, Magnificat President, Moira

expenses. Visit to view more photos

Clark ’77, offered a champagne toast to the Class of 1967 at

from the Reunion.

Reunion, and their victory will be marked with a class brick in the

Congratulations Class of 1967 for winning the Reunion Challenge!

Marian Courtyard.

WINTER 2018 /// In Memoriam

Please join us in prayer for the families of our students and alumnae. ANNA COLETTA ANSBERRY

Mother of Christine Ansberry Roach ’68, Micki Ansberry Brown ’73, and Clare Ansberry Smith ’75; Mother-in-law of Mary Lou Violand Ansberry ’67; Grandmother of Colleen Ansberry Dwyer ’93


Mother and Father of Karen Blaha Kalis ’80, Jane Blaha Vitou ’84, and Ellen Blaha Minerd ’91; Aunt and Uncle of Beth Mulloy Panstares ’88, Julie Kahl Weaver ’88, Vanessa Kahl Shultz ’91, Jennifer Forshey ’92, Lisa Kahl Ohliger ’92, Katherine Forshey Viskocil ’96, Betsy Kahl ’97, Margaret Mulloy ’97, and Catherine Kahl Taylor ’00; Great Aunt and Great Uncle of Julie Panstares ’18


Husband of Julia Estergall Borchardt ’05; Uncle of Kelly Estergall ’10


Father of Kathleen Burns Bernard ’74, Patrice Burns Gerseny ’76, and Sue Burns Sentell ’78


Mother of Amanda Coughlin Thompson ’89; Mother-inlaw of Kim McManamon Coughlin ’88; Grandmother of Caroline Coughlin ’14, Keeleigh Coughlin ’15, Peachy Bethune ’17, and Libby Coughlin ’17


Cousin of Nancy McDonough Geschke ’60, Kathleen McDonough Clement ’63*, and Mary Beth McDonough Zabriskie ’68


Grandfather of Meghan O’Neill ’13






Aunt of Lisa Pompeii ‘84

Mother of Jackie Kaiser Schach ’64 and Connie Kaiser ’67 Father of Charmaine Karkut Kizzer ’72 and Dianne Karkut Glasson ’73


Father of Maureen Karnatz Smith ’81, Anne Karnatz Manno ’82, Patty Karnatz Ramey ’88, and Liz Karnatz O’Callaghan ’91; Father-in-law of Lisa Mather Karnatz ’84; Grandfather of Meghan Smith ’09, Lizzie Manno ’14, Bridget Smith ’15, Emma Karnatz ’17, and Grace Karnatz ’20

CHARLES R. KIRKHOLDER Father of Katie Kirkholder ‘17


Brother of Elaine Knox Mulig ’68 and Marilyn Knox-Benko ’76; Uncle of Emily Arundel Deprez ’98, Lindsey Arundel Murphy ’02, and Katie Knox ’07


Mother of Brigid Lahiff Christenson ’80; Grandmother of Jane Casey ’09


Mother of Patti Reusser Hawkins ’75 Daughter of Kari Carter Samuels ’95 Mother of Betsy Schmitz Jones ’92 and Mary-Martha Schmitz Panther ’94; Sister of Jane McGorray Hader ’68 and Anne McGorray Cleary ’71; Sister-in-law of Laura Schmitz Macken ’68 and Mary Beth Schmitz Johnson ’72; Aunt of Mary Clare Johnson ’06 and Anne Johnson ’08


Grandmother of Christy Asmus ’94, Katie Asmus ’91, and Suzi Asmus ’90


Mother of Barbara Spakowski Slatt ’67, Mary Beth Spakowski Courtright ’71, and Mary Kay Delgado ’76


Mother of Mary Brigid Sweeney ’78, Alice Mary Sweeney Laverdiere ’80, Patricia Sweeney ’83, Eileen Sweeney ’84, and Catherine Sweeney ’86


Mother of Kimberly Vivolo ’73, Pamela Vivolo Bradley ’75, Laura Vivolo Gerace ’78, and Lisa Vivolo Shaver ’84

Sister of Gretchen Foerstner Eddy ’75



* Deceased “L” denotes a graduate of Lourdes Academy

Mother of Haley Castele ’12; Sister-in-law of Jan Duffy Leitch ’68; Aunt of Megan Leitch Townsend ’00 and Ann Leitch ’08



Sister of Julia McKim ’82

Sister of Jeanie Foley Fox ’67



Son of Joan English French ’67; Brother of Joan M. French ’95, Anne French Thidemann ’96, and Kathryn French Taylor ’00; Nephew of Connie Clinton French ’65*, and Pat English Aveni ’65; Cousin of Nora French ’97


Mother of Colleen Glass ’95 and Kathleen Glass Kelly ’96



Mother of Peggy Hippler Auble ’83, Linda Hippler Zwissler ’85, Kathy Hippler Chippi ’87, and Michele Hippler Brant ’98 ; Grandmother of Taryn Zwissler ’17

Sister of Darlene Buddie Reininger ’63; Aunt of Renee Reininger ’88*


Mother of Joan Molina Butterfield ’60*, Carol Molina Buzan ’64, Barbara Molina Judge ’66, and Becky Molina Zeiger ’74; Grandmother of Lisa Butterfield Carnes ’88, Melissa Buzan Zepp ’90, Katie Buzan Colacarro ’93, Amanda Butterfield ’97, and Elizabeth Judge ’97


Mother of Karen Powers ’80

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.

We have included all the relationships that we could locate in our records. If we have missed any, 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.

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Upcoming Events MARCH 8 Alumnae Happy Hour MARCH 10 Registration Day for the Class of 2022 Dad Prom

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.

MAY 2 Named Endowed Scholarship Senior Mass with Donors MAY 4 Spring Choir Concert

MARCH 19-23 Spirit Week

MAY 10 & 11 Dance Concert

MARCH 20 Winter Sports Awards

MAY 15 National Honors Society Induction Ceremony

MARCH 23 Fish Fry MARCH 24 Magnifizoo MARCH 29-APRIL 9 Easter Break APRIL 15 Mothers’ Club Spring Luncheon APRIL 17 Open House APRIL 20-22 Spring Play: The Diary of Anne Frank APRIL 28 Senior Prom

MAY 21 Honors Assembly Graduation Practice Baccalaureate MAY 22 Graduation MAY 23 Last Day of Classes for '19, '20, '21 MAY 24 & 25 Final Examinations MAY 29 Spring Sports Awards

APRIL 30-MAY 4 Senior Week

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