2021 Academic Honors

As is our tradition during Founders Week, we celebrate the academic accomplishments of our students through our Academic Honors Day. Covid-19 has changed many things, but what has not changed is the excellence we see out of our students every day.

Today, we are excited to share a virtual Academic Honors Day ceremony celebrating academic recognition for all grade levels. Congratulations to the students recognized through our academic honors ceremonies.

As we reflected on these students and their accomplishments, the important role you as parents play also stood out to me. Parents first instill the values of faith, education, and community. Thank you for choosing our school and walking this journey with our faculty and staff.

Please click on the links below to share our community’s pride as today we present our virtual Academic Honors Day.

Live Jesus in our Hearts,

Principal John Dols and Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Melissa Livermore

Senior Honor Society and Academic Awards

2021 Senior Awards Program PDF

Academic Honors Day for All Grades

Our Class of 2021 scholars are inspirational examples for all students to follow as they grow in integrity, faith, leadership, and scholarship.  Honor Society and All-Student Academic Honors were presented virtually this year.

2021 Academic Honors Day Program PDF

2021 Honor Society Members

New Members Inducted
(3-4 semesters of requirements fulfilled)

Julia Anderson

Katherine Anseth

Jack Bauer

Sophia Boockmeier

Elijah Bresnan

Eleanor Bush

Hanna Bush

Caroline Cronin

Christopher Deavan

Edward Diminnie

Josephine Elsner

Rebecca Ernst

Kaellan Foudray

BenjaminGallus

Olivia  Guyer

Sophia Hall

Dayrin Jimenez

Alison Kunkel

Kori Lenzmeier

Mary Lizak

Ava Mettler

Emma Murphy

Collin Nawrocki

Jillian Oncay

My-Linh Pavelka

Makenzie Pavelka

Julia Red Wing

Michael Richelsen

Bennett  Russo

Kellen Sieve

Janielle Stanoch

Melanie Stewart-Hester

Isabel Van Eyll

Madeleine Wiitala

Lorelei Wilson

Elizabeth Witcombe

 

Laurel Members

(5-6 semesters of requirements fulfilled)

Jack Barth

Elle Bernaski

Ryley Covington

Thomas Guyer

Claire Haley

Alexander Janey

Ella Kunze

Sophia Mackey

Molly O’Connor

Derek Pass

Hailey Pavelka

Isaac Pitner

Ellen Ries

Matthew Santini

Emma Schuele

Allison Schumacher

Joseph Tinucci

Cela Watkins

 

Gold Members

(7 semesters of requirements fulfilled)

Allison Agerland

Samuel Bradley

Etienne Foudray

Caroline Hess

Olivia Hesse

Nicholas Huson

Jacob Kirsch

Haley Klahsen

Jakob Lenzmeier

Charles Lindberg

Gavin Lund

Haley Nahlovsky

Aidan O’Donnell

Brendan Quinn

Benjamin Reddan

Joseph Richelsen

Reyana Schaffer

Bishop Schugel

Jeremy Schumacher

Brendan Sieve

Gregory Stoffel

Lauren Taylor

Jacob Warmka

Katherine Wise

William Zay

One Heart at a Time

Loss, unrest, instability, and strife continue to be forceful constants in our lives. From the 565,000 departed souls due to the coronavirus, to the death of George Floyd and the Black and Brown community’s subsequent cries for racial equality, to the turmoil in our nation’s capital, to the unconscionable violence inflicted upon Asian Americans, to mass shootings—our nation is in pain.

And now, in our backyard, as the nation’s gaze fixes upon the Twin Cities and a looming verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, the greater Minneapolis community has been shaken once again, this time by the tragic death of Daunte Wright.

Holy Family, as an educational institution built upon our Catholic faith and animated by our Lasallian identity, has a role, and, more importantly, a responsibility to prepare our students to be advocates for justice, instruments of peace, agents of change, and procurers of hope in our world.

To that end, we must first ensure our students feel welcomed, valued, and loved for their differences – the very image of God that resides in each of them. Secondly, we must educate them in the light of Truth and its call to love our neighbor as the Lord loves us – upholding all people’s dignity and embracing the beauty that diversity brings to our existence.

Ten months ago, following George Floyd’s death, we shared Holy Family’s renewed commitment to this calling – looking inward and critically examining our culture, practices, and curriculum – both explicitly and implicitly. While the present moment calls for genuine and authentic prayer, we look forward to the months ahead when we will share the advancements we have made towards this end and the good work that continues to lie before us.

In the meantime, we will continue to educate and take care of our students, ensuring they feel safe and, above all, loved. We will continue to support our alumni with a space and venue to engage in meaningful dialogue. We will continue to reject racism and discrimination. Promote peace and justice. Listen and seek understanding. Love, not hate.

Join us as we turn our hearts to prayer – lifting those who mourn and grieve, those who live in fear, those experiencing violence and unrest, and those working for peace and change. We pray for an end to violence, justice for the oppressed, peace in the streets of our cities and our nation, a voice for the silenced, an end to the sin of racism…for healing and change.

The Easter season reminds us that we are people of the Resurrection. We are people of hope. And we believe that by allowing God to work through our hands, our feet, and our lips, the glory of His heavenly Kingdom can be reflected here on this earth – in our nation, in our city, and in our school…one heart a time.