Jan 01

Outstanding Host Family Experience

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Holy Family’s International Student Program welcomed six students for the 2022-23 school year. In August, several families from our community opened their arms and homes, making students from Spain and Italy part of their families and our school community for the next ten months.

Dave and Beth Grussing, parents to Maren 25, Addie 26, and Charley 28, hosted 16-year-old Mai from Spain. Mai quickly became a dear part of the Grussing Family. We recently sat down with them to talk about their experience and learn what advice they might give other families considering hosting an international student.  Click on the video below to learn more about the incredible experience hosting an international student can be.

Have just a minute? Read an excerpt from our interview below.

How did you decide to become a host family?

Beth:  We decided to become a host family after seeing an email newsletter from Jorge Oconitrillo. I was so excited to be a part of this that I didn’t even run it by him (Dave) first. I thought, “Oh my gosh, we have to get in on this opportunity before some other family jumps in and there are no students left to host! I quickly emailed Jorge and let him know that I am Virtus certified; we speak Spanish; we have three girls and two dogs; we love culture and introducing the kids to new places. We thought since it is Covid, we can’t go anywhere or do anything, so let’s bring that culture to us.

Dave: Beth sent  me a text that said, “Do you have a second to talk?” I was in my office on a call so I couldn’t talk with her. She then sent some information from Jorge, and I thought, “I think I know why she is knocking on the office door.”  After meeting with Jorge and thinking about how happy we have been with how everything has gone at Holy Family, we were glad to invite a student to stay with us.

What are some of the benefits of hosting an international student?

Beth: There are so many benefits. We have formed a true, long-lasting friendship with Mai. I think she will be in our lives forever. We’ve gotten to know her family, her cousins, and her friends.

First Day of Classes at Holy Family

We’ve learned so much about Mai’s culture. I think it has just opened the girls’ eyes to a world outside of what they know. Most of our family dinners are spent talking about what do you eat and what’s this like in Spain. Honestly, I think the whole climate in our house has been better. It’s just been calmer. Having that extra person changes the dynamic of a family, but you slip into a routine and in the end, our girls are better for it.  It’s been an amazing experience for our entire family.

Dave: It takes a lot of courage and confidence for a high school student to come to a new country and stay with a host family for ten months. It is really impressive. Mai stepped in and tried new things, and that has helped our girls in their confidence to try new things. It wasn’t an anticipated benefit, but certainly something that will stick with them.

What would you tell someone who is considering being a host family?

Dave: If you are interested, I would encourage you to talk to Jorge and other host families that have tried it. All these students are different, but we have been so impressed with each international student we met. They are impressive young adults who are coming here. If you have questions, just ask.  There probably isn’t a question or concern Jorge hasn’t heard. He will answer it honestly, because he wants the right fit for everyone—the students, the host families, and the school

The Grussing Family shared Minnesota experiences such as camping, skiing, and, of course, the State Fair.

Beth: We had some of the concerns that others may share: What if this isn’t a good fit for our family? What if we have issues? What if we can’t communicate? All of those worries were put to rest. Holy Family’s International Program needs you. It needs warm and welcoming families.

If you are thinking about becoming a host family, I advise you to follow your heart. I believe God puts things on our hearts for a reason.  It is such a rewarding experience that we will cherish forever. I hope more families open their hearts and homes to our international students.

What do you imagine it will be like when you have to say goodbye?

Beth: Oh my gosh…it makes me teary-eyed to think about it. We’ve tried to talk her into staying another year the entire time she has been with us. It’s going to be so hard. There will definitely be an empty spot in our house and our hearts.

Dave: We talk about what that will be like. I think it is going to be really tough for the girls. Fortunately, this isn’t 20 years ago. There are all kinds of ways to connect. We plan to visit Spain to see Mai and meet her family. We know this is a relationship we can maintain. But yes, it will be really tough because she has become a part of our family.

 

 

Jan 01

New Executive Director for Enrollment

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Dear Holy Family parents,

In these final days of the school year, I am excited to share some great news with you and ask for your help in welcoming Mr. Rory Oster as Holy Family Catholic High School’s new executive director for enrollment.

Rory holds a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University, a Catholic Jesuit university in Spokane, Washington, and a master’s degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. While Rory is new to Holy Family, he is not new to high school education. He has worked in athletics administration for 17 years, most recently for Camas School District in Washington. He excels at networking, relationship-building, and strategic planning, all necessary and transferable skills for his new role in leading our enrollment efforts. In addition, his responsibilities included event planning, program development and promotion, and budget oversight.

Rory and his family—wife Robyn, and their children Rylan, Reagan (HF Class of 2026), and Reece (HF Class of 2032), make their home in Carver, MN, from where Rory worked virtually and commuted for the past two years.  Reagan, a recent graduate of St. Joseph C-Stem School in Waconia, introduced the Oster family to Holy Family through our school’s dance team. They soon fell in love with the school and community.

In describing his excitement in accepting this position, Rory says, “I have become an enormous fan of Holy Family Catholic High School over the past two years. My wife and I selected Holy Family before this opportunity became available, so I have first-hand experience as a prospective parent who chose this school for the education, the opportunities, and the faith-based culture. I look forward to introducing other families to the Holy Family difference—this is an exceptional school.”

Rory is currently wrapping up the school year with Camas High School and is simultaneously completing his training and onboarding to hit the ground running on June 13. Please feel free to stop by over the summer to introduce yourself and share your unique Holy Family story.

Finally, I’d like to thank our admissions associates, Mrs. Katie Miller and Mrs. Beth Grussing, for continuing to introduce Holy Family to prospective students and parents as our search for the best candidate ensued. I am happy to say that interest in Holy Family remains very high, and new applications continue at a healthy pace.

It’s an incredible time to be a part of our school as God continues to bless us with new members of the Family dedicated to sharing the mission and work of Catholic education. Thank you for choosing Holy Family and helping us welcome Rory and our new students and families over the coming months.

Live Jesus in our Hearts,

Mike Brennan
President

Jan 01

New Food Service Program Announced

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Holy Family Catholic High School brings food service program in-house beginning 2022-23 school year.

We are excited to announce the launch of a new approach to food service at Holy Family. Since its inception, our school has contracted with a third-party vendor to manage our

Picture of Chef Nate Ottum
Chef Nate Ottum is an experienced executive chef with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. He is highly skilled in catering, cooking, food preparation, inventory management, restaurant and catering operations, and menu development.  Chef Ottum holds a degree in culinary arts and chef training from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Minneapolis. 
Chef Ottum looks forward to serving students, understanding their preferences, and creating opportunities for them to try something new. He says, “One of the greatest benefits of an in-house lunch program is that we can control costs without sacrificing quality and variety and, most importantly, respond to student input and feedback.”

student lunch program. As we look forward to the 2022-2023 school year, Holy Family will be bringing this dimension of school operations “in-house” affording the school control over staffing, menu options, and pricing as well as the expansion of services available to our students and staff. Holy Family’s in-house food program will offer full-service morning, lunch, and after-school offerings focused on nutrition, quality, choice, accessibility, and affordability. Students and staff diners can expect restaurant-quality food with a wider variety of hot and cold options and plenty of opportunities for input into future offerings.

Consistent feedback shared with President Brennan during weekly senior focus groups held throughout the year, ironically over lunch, frequently shared the need for improvements to our food service program, a critical dimension of the Holy Family student experience. President Brennan says, “Senior focus groups reveal real opportunities for Holy Family to elevate the student experience from curricula to facilities, to programs, to the countless other aspects that impact student life. While our students understand the benefits of a closed campus over lunch hours, they also desire a more dynamic food program that keeps their four-year dining experience interesting and satiated. We have listened to our students and families; we have digested their feedback—pun intended—and our new approach brings an exciting solution.”

Planning for the Coming Year

In May, Holy Family administrators took their first step in launching the program with the hiring of executive chef, Mr. Nate Ottum, to lead the food service program. Chef Ottum brings more than 20-years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry from local favorites such as the Medina Ballroom, Maynard’s, Cuzzy’s Brickhouse, Redstone, Jake’s Grill, and Malone’s.

Principal Dols describes the new program and the hiring of Chef Ottum as aligning with our commitment to taking care of students. He says, “Chef Nate understands that many students remain on campus for a significant portion of their days, arriving before 8:00 a.m. and attending after-school activities and athletics. A full-service program should meet their needs with convenience, variety, and quality from start to finish. In addition to supporting our students nutritionally, our long-term vision is to enhance our students’ overall experience of food service with an emphasis on community and collegiate inspired social spaces.”

More information on where to find daily menus, provide suggestions, and see what’s happening in the kitchen will be included in our back-to-school newsletter in July. Any funds remaining in your family’s lunch account at the end of the school year will transfer automatically to the 2022-2023 school year.

Jan 01

2022 Commencement and Baccalaureate Mass

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Holy Family Catholic High School will hold its Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2022, in the HFCHS Slattery Athletics and Convocation Center.  Holy Family School Chaplain Father Nels Gjengdahl will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass at 10:00 A.M., immediately followed by our commencement ceremony led by Principal John Dols.

Seating for guests is unlimited and unreserved. For guests unable to make the celebration, the entire event will be shared via livestream. Click the button below.

 

Livestream Available Here

 

Jan 01

300 Students Receive Academic Honors

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During Founders Week,  Holy Family Catholic High School tradition celebrates the academic accomplishments of our students through our Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Sunday, April 24, and our Academic Honors Ceremony on Thursday, April 28. This year, more than 300 students were honored for academic excellence during the Academic Honors Day ceremony. Holy Family Catholic High School celebrates the hard work of all of our students but on these days, we pause to acknowledge those whose efforts in the classroom bring forward positive environments and, at times, measurable results. Congratulations to our students recognized this week.

Honor Society Ceremony Highlights

Honor Society Advisor Jacob Dueck welcomed families before introducing guest speaker, Carver County Commissioner Matt Udderman. Following the induction of members, selected student speakers was Sophia Mackey ’22 and Allison Schumbacher provided closing thoughts.

Honor Society Inductees

3-4 semesters of participation

Emma Augustyn, Ella Augustyn, Kamea Bale, Jacob Burlage, Isabel Busch, Reagan Cizek, Austin Clifford, Catherine Dueck, Jack Egenes, Jocelyn Fett, Vivian French, Courtney French, Sydney Hickey, Angelina Huynh, Phoebe Johnson, Gabrielle Kapke, Boden Kapke,  Maeve Kelly, Alexander Ketchem, Andrew Klawitter, Lillian Kunkel, Natalie Larson, Jackson Lund, Tamara Mackey, Lauren Mendoza, Gabriela Oconitrillo, Keenan Olsen, Nick Osgood, Isabella Paidosh, Kieran Paidosh, Olivia Paidosh, Kristian Palattao, Chloe Perrin-Smith, Thomas Red Wing, Abigail Ries, Kiera Schmeling, Zoe Schuele, Caitlin Sieve Charles Smith, Samuel Treat, Kayla Woytcke, Sophie Zay

Laurel Members 5-6 semesters of participation

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, Benjamin Gallus, Olivia Guyer, Sophia Hall, Dayrin Jimenez, Alison Kunkel, Kori Lenzmeier, Mary Lizak, Ava Mettler, Emma Murphy, Makenzie Pavelka, My-Linh Pavelka, Michael Richelsen, Bennett Russo, Kellen Sieve, Janielle Stanoch, Melanie Stewart-Hester, Isabel Van Eyll, Madeleine Wiitala, Lorelei Wilson, Elizabeth Witcombe

Gold Members 7 semesters of participation

Jack Barth, Ryley Covington, Claire Haley, Ella Kunze, Sophia Mackey,, Molly O’Connor Derek Pass, Hailey Pavelka, Ellen Ries, Matthew Santini, Emma Schuele, Allison Schumacher, Joseph Tinucci, Cela Watkins

 

The 2022 Academic Honors Ceremony

Guests were welcomed by President Michael Brennan with the following words,

“We gather today to lift and celebrate the achievements of one and other in the areas of academics, the cornerstone of the educational experience and supported by the foundation of our Catholic faith. Today, we highlight, recognize, and honor the hard work of those students who excel in the playing fields of our classrooms. It is an opportunity to celebrate the academic achievements that are measured in GPAs, Advanced Placement and ACT scores, but it is also a time we recognize the effort, personal growth maturity attitude, grit, resilience, and commitment to one’s continuous improvement. These qualities are not necessarily captured in grades and test scores but witnessed daily by our teachers.”

 

Each academic department awarded individual performance within the subject area not always depicted by GPA but also by perseverance to learn and grow in understanding.

Department Awards:

Ms. Leslie Swanson presented the English Pursuit of Excellence Award

Ms. Leslie Swanson shared, “In an era where attention is often held by Instagram pictures and Tik Tok videos, the English faculty greatly appreciates your efforts toward thoughtful verbal expression, depth over brevity, clarity of ideas, an abundance of creativity and a willingness to put forth quality work.”

Outstanding Academic Success in Honors and AP courses.

“AP Literature is a class that incorporates critical reading and writing and discussions strategies for preparation at the collegiate level. A recipient of the AP Literature Award is one who embodies an attitude of both perseverance and passion. These two recipients are both hard workers, self-motivated, and natural leaders in the classroom, all while being humble and appreciative of the learning process. Even though AP Literature is rigorous and can be stressful at times, these students never complained but rather whole heartedly embraced their educational experience each time they entered the classroom.”

Recipients  Eddie Diminnie and Ellen Ries

Creative Writing Awards by Ms. Carlee Kocon
“Our next three students dazzled the English Department by creating uniquely complex characters and plot twists all while utilizing humor and honesty to appeal to the readers through stories and speeches. Throughout their four years here, they possessed both a desire to write well grammatically but also to craft ideas to provoke thought long after they are read. They have constantly impressed their teachers with thoughtful analysis, critical thinking, and drive to succeed at every challenge presented their way.”

Recipients: Lucy Hertl, Hailey Pavelka, Elise Torborg

Spirit of English Award

The English Department would also like to recognize two students who consistently push themselves in their English classes and These students came prepared to participate and their participation and willingness to engage in conversation and group work greatly enhanced our classes. These students constantly pushed themselves to next level thinking and created high level work on time and with great effort. These students went above and beyond in our classes and soared to new heights.

Recipients: Dylan Ehlers and Ryan Thurk

Fine Arts: Music – Visual Arts

Music All-State Awards presented by Director of Instrumental Music Laura Boillat and Director of Vocal Music Jonathan Kopplin 

Director of Instrumental Music Laura Boillat described the prestige of Minnesota’s all-state music program. She said, “The MN Music Education Association’s All State band, choir and orchestra program is widely recognized by guest conductors across the country as one of the best in the nation. This is due primarily to the rigorous audition and rehearsal process students undergo in order to earn a spot in one of these ensembles. Because of this, some of the best instrumental and choral directors come to Minnesota in August to work with our state’s best students.”

Director of Vocal Music Jonathan Kopplin further explained the purpose further. He shared, “In March, 10th and 11th grade students are eligible to audition for the all state ensembles for the following year. Choir and band students are required to record solos, scales, and e tus that highlight their grasp of intonation, rhythm, and artistic interpretation. If selected, the all-state students attend a week-long camp in August where they are taught by the guest director for their selected ensemble with additional teaching help from some of the best band and choir directors in the state.”

He continued, “At the end of the week, the ensembles perform a concert to highlight the music they have learned. However, that is not all. In February of the following year, the all-state choir, band, and orchestra students reconvene with their guest conductors to perform the Minnesota All-State Concert at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. This event serves as the culmination of the MN Music Education Association’s Midwinter Clinic, an event that brings together many different music educators in the state.”

Two students were selected for all-state music ensembles: Isabel Busch – MN All State Mixed Choir and Sophia Heles, MN All State Concert Band

Visual Arts present by Mrs. Lindsey Werner

In the art room, we see a huge variety of students and talents. it is my absolute joy to see what these individuals create every single day. This year I have two awards to present.

The first is the Newcomer Award. This award goes to someone who has worked really hard in lots of different capacities, exploring what they can do.  I am excited to see where it will continue to go from here.

Newcomer of the Year– Rachel Spoden

Our next award recipient has overcome many obstacles and stayed very positive throughout even if the outcome wasn’t exactly what she imagined. The recipient of the overcoming obstacles and positivity award is

Gabriella Oconitrillo.

Health and Physical Education

 

The PE department honored several students who have shown outstanding performance throughout the year. The following students were recognized for their hard work, dedication, and positivity toward physical activity.

Two Female Performers of the Year: Macey Smith, Karly Gagnon

Two Male Performers of the Year: Dylan Ehlers, Thomas Red Wing, Graham McPhee, Austin Clifford


Mathematics presented by Ms. Karen Atkinson

The Mathematics Department has had an amazing year and witnessed students grow and learn throughout the year.


Exponential Achievement Award

The students receiving this award have shown tremendous growth and perseverance.

JJ McKenna, Ava Wilson, Will Sandefur, Dayrin Jiminez, Liam Crowley, Evan Marsh, George Moran, Sophie Smith


Outstanding Mathematician

Standouts in their class and have shown leadership in math

Isabel Busch, Nate Hamilton, Elise Torborg, Cam Hendrickson, Justina Valentini, Jackson lund, Jack Barth, Matt King, Lydia Dalwater


Math League Letters

The Math League varsity team finished 14th in Minnesota in their first season in Class AA and second in their division.

Recipients of Math League Letters

Isabel Busch
Edward Diminnie
Eli Foudray
Nate Hamilton
Andrew Klawitter
Elijah Moe
Emma Murphy
Hailey Pavelka
Michael Richelsen
Lucas Schoenecker
Alex Schrupp
Izzy VanEyell

Science Department presented by Mr. Jim Walker

The Science Department would like to award students who demonstrated stubborn tenacity with eight semesters of science.

Eight Semesters of Science Medals

Briar Charchenko
Grant Hayes
Molly O’Connor
Lucas Schoenecker
Ian Wagener

Advanced Placement Science Students Medals

Alex Beer
Isabel Busch
Hanna  Bush
Ryley Covington
Edward Diminnie
Isaac Fassil
Nicholas Gesse
Sophia Mackey
Madeline Morgan
Derek Pass
Hailey Pavelka
Katie Savoie
Alex Schrupp
Ally Schumacher

Social Studies

One student from each class who displays and\ interest and passion for the subjects of history, government, geography, or the social sciences was recognized.

Dr. Pottebaum presented:

AP US History

Betsy Ricke

Kori Lenzmeier

AP Human Geography

Cole Spoden

Psychology

Ethan Livermore

Charlie Ficek

US History on behalf of  

Janielle Stanoch

Economics

Daniel Fahey

Government presented by Mr. Kyle Economy

Abigail Puklich

Tommy Westerhaus

 

World History by Mr. Will Theobald

James Guillemette

Technology Department

Engineering Design – creative, understand design process, and demonstrate achieve and go beyond what is called upon them.

Engineering Graphics – Jackson Klamm

Design and Manufacturing – Marcus Wieneke

Programming

Program virtually and for real world applications

Michael Gartlets

Nicholas Stallock

Theology

Father Gjengdahl

On behalf of the Theology Department, it is my privilege to recognize students with our department’s Faith Seeking Understanding Awards.

The intention of this award is to recognize those students who strive to integrate their academic studies of theology with their personal faith lives and faith experiences. They’ve demonstrated a willingness to engage in learning theology for more than simply receiving good grades. They ask good questions, provide meaningful insights, and often go a bit deeper in their approach on class assignments and, ultimately, try to apply their faith to their everyday lives.

Recipients of Theology Awards

9 – Jessica Pass, Aubrey Fahey

10- Ava Wilson, Tommy Westerhaus

11- Sarah Chromy, Benjamin Gallus

12- Kenzie Moss, Aaron Hesse

Campus Ministry

Mrs. Lynnae Bosch, Campus Minister

At Holy Family, Campus Ministry promotes spiritual formation of our school community. A vital part of that program is our Campus Ministry, an elective theology course for seniors. This year I am pleased to recognize one senior from each semester who has consistently demonstrated growth and leadership in faith, service and community.

Luke Geadelmann, Sophia Mackey

World Languages: Italian – Latin – Spanish

The World Language Department is proud of all of our students who are choosing to explore different language and cultures and exploring traveling during their high school careers. This year we would like to honor seniors who have taken all four years of a world language and reached the top of their language classes.

Spanish presented by Mrs. Kidrowski

Maeve Kelly

Lucas Schoenecker

AP Spanish

Emma Schuele

Katie Savoie

AP Spanish by Mrs. Zimmerman

Charles Ficek

Ryley Covington

Italian

Cela Watkins

Sophia Mackey

Latin Academic Excellence presented by Ms. Diggins

This student is a person whose intensity for learning is equally matched with the depth of her character. From the first day I met her through today, her desire to learn Latin, I mean really learn it, has been unwavering. I would teach a concept, a grammar point, and within a very short time she was able to help others in the room understand it.

Recipient: Hailey Pavelka

3.5 GPA Semester Recognition

Students were honored for consistent semesters with a 3.5 GPA or higher are also recognized at the academic honors ceremony. Students with one semester with a 3.5 GPA receive a certificate, three semesters receive a letter, five semesters receive a pin, and seven semesters receive a cord.

Scroll Down to See the Recipients of Grade Point Honors

Matilda Abercrombie – Certificate
Maider Agirre San Martin – Certificate
Andrew Athmann – Certificate
Benjamin Barth – Certificate
Brooke Batker – Certificate
Zachry Beach – Certificate
Natalia Bellefy – Certificate
Nicolas Briden – Certificate
Lucy Carraux – Certificate
Nicholas Charpentier – Certificate
Reagan Cizek – Certificate
Jacob Clifford – Certificate
Casey Cronin – Certificate
Lydia Dauwalter – Certificate
Brianna DeLorenzo – Certificate
Allison Diminnie – Certificate
Dominic Donato – Certificate
Rachel Dorr – Certificate
William Dunlap – Certificate
Beatriz Fahandezh Saddi Cantero – Certificate
Audrey Fahey – Certificate
Caden Farmer – Certificate
Yewbdar Fassil – Certificate
Emily Fenger – Certificate
Elias Foudray – Certificate
Charles Garlets – Certificate
Maren Grussing – Certificate
Hayden Guggemos – Certificate
James Guillemette – Certificate
Grace Guyer – Certificate
Nathan Hamilton – Certificate
Hannah Henderson – Certificate
Marcella Hoffman – Certificate
David Hovey – Certificate
Kaitlyn Jacobs – Certificate
Emma James – Certificate
Sophia Jesse – Certificate
Paige Johander – Certificate
Rose Johnston – Certificate
Luke Kans – Certificate
Sydney Keen – Certificate
Adam Kimbrel – Certificate
Judith Kohrman – Certificate
Brady Krautkramer – Certificate
Alexa Krienke – Certificate
Edward Linn – Certificate
Meredith Linsley – Certificate
Henry Lisko – Certificate
Ana Lopez Polls – Certificate
Zachery Lorusso – Certificate
Christina Maher – Certificate
Tyler Manning – Certificate
Anthony Marschall – Certificate
Ryan McPartland – Certificate
Abraham Melek – Certificate
Harold Mellen – Certificate
Keira Mertz – Certificate
Chase Messner – Certificate
Jillian Mlodozyniec – Certificate
Braedan Nelson – Certificate
Lucia Numelin – Certificate
Olivia O’Brien – Certificate
Philip Olson – Certificate
Noah Pabich – Certificate
Jessica Pass – Certificate
Isabelle Paulson – Certificate
Abigail Road Pawelek – Certificate
Ariana Radel – Certificate
Alexandra Raw – Certificate
Paula Rica Andres – Certificate
Addison Rice – Certificate
Lucas Rice – Certificate
Michael Richardson – Certificate
Simone Roman Vega – Certificate
Kathryn Rothstein – Certificate
William Sandefur – Certificate
Margaret Santini – Certificate
Tayah Schmidt – Certificate
Tyler Schmit – Certificate
Samantha Schumacher – Certificate
Ava Shirley – Certificate
Andrew Silverman – Certificate
Macey Smith – Certificate
Rosalyn Smyth – Certificate
Brady Sorrentino – Certificate
Rachel Spoden – Certificate
Sophia Terris – Certificate
Ella Tracy – Certificate
Henry Trcka – Certificate
Greta Tupa Clark – Certificate
Matilyn Vollmer – Certificate
Lillian Wallace – Certificate
Lauren Westerhaus – Certificate
Thomas Westerhaus – Certificate
Matthew Wideman – Certificate
Marcus Wieneke – Certificate
Bryce Wiitala – Certificate
Jack Willenbring – Certificate
Luciana Witcombe – Certificate
Kalah Worm – Certificate
Evan Woytcke – Certificate
Nicholas Young – Certificate
Desray Anne Zamora – Certificate
Julia Anderson – Cord
Jack Barth – Cord
Alexander Beer – Cord
Isabel Busch – Cord
Hanna Bush – Cord
Jacob Cameron – Cord
Alex Cherry – Cord
Ryley Covington – Cord
Edward Diminnie – Cord
Isaac Fassil – Cord
Charles Ficek – Cord
Luke Geadelmann – Cord
Claire Haley – Cord
Sophia Heles – Cord
Lucy Hertel – Cord
Maeve Kelly – Cord
Ella Kunze – Cord
Sophia Mackey – Cord
Shae Messner – Cord
Madeline Morgan – Cord
Molly O’Connor – Cord
Sydney Osterdyk – Cord
Derek Pass – Cord
Hailey Pavelka – Cord
Makenzie Pavelka – Cord
My-Linh Pavelka – Cord
Pearl Phillips – Cord
Ellen Ries – Cord
Olivia Sadowski – Cord
Matthew Santini – Cord
Kathryn Savoie – Cord
Lucas Schoenecker – Cord
Alexander Schrupp – Cord
Emma Schuele – Cord
Allison Schumacher – Cord
Laura Theis – Cord
Rachel Thurk – Cord
Ryan Thurk – Cord
Joseph Tinucci – Cord
Elise Torborg – Cord
Cela Watkins – Cord
Robert Alexander – Letter
Ella Augustyn – Letter
Emma Augustyn – Letter
Maggie Babler – Letter
Kamea Bale – Letter
Leah Beach – Letter
Nicole Bowlin – Letter
Kate Buchholz – Letter
Jacob Burlage – Letter
Briar Charchenko – Letter
Erik Charchenko – Letter
Joseph Charpentier – Letter
Braylon Cummings – Letter
John Donovan – Letter
Margaret Dowling – Letter
Catherine Dueck – Letter
Jack Egenes – Letter
Dylan Ehlers – Letter
Daniel Fahey – Letter
Jocelyn Fette – Letter
Vivian French – Letter
Karli Gagnon – Letter
Ellanore Galvin – Letter
Mario Gomez – Letter
Bree Hallson – Letter
Kambryn Hendrickson – Letter
Mick Herron – Letter
Ava Hopper – Letter
Angelina Huynh – Letter
Quinn Johander – Letter
Phoebe Johnson – Letter
Gabrielle Kapke – Letter
Alexander Ketchem – Letter
Matthew King – Letter
Andrew Klawitter – Letter
Taylor Koeppl – Letter
Jocelyn Land – Letter
Judah Land – Letter
Samuel Luessi – Letter
Jackson Lund – Letter
Tamara Mackey – Letter
Sophia Markstrom – Letter
Brynn Martin – Letter
Sydney McGuirk – Letter
Benjamin Mechtel – Letter
Elijah Moe – Letter
MacKenzie Moss – Letter
Sofia Neve – Letter
Griffin Newman – Letter
Hannah Newman – Letter
Malick Ngwana – Letter
Gabriela Oconitrillo – Letter
Keenan Olsen – Letter
Nick Osgood – Letter
Olivia Paidosh – Letter
Kristian Palattao – Letter
Logan Paulsen – Letter
Chloe Perrin-Smith – Letter
Elijah Pitner – Letter
Thomas Red Wing – Letter
Abigail Ries – Letter
Julia Riley – Letter
Drew Roelofs – Letter
Nicole Roper – Letter
Nadia Rustowicz – Letter
Caroline Schaefer – Letter
Lily Schaffer – Letter
Sophia Schlegel – Letter
Kiera Schmeling – Letter
Joseph Schmidt – Letter
Zoe Schuele – Letter
Amanda Seck – Letter
Caitlin Sieve – Letter
Charles Smith – Letter
Dylan Spalding – Letter
James Super – Letter
Trevor Thode – Letter
Tyler Thode – Letter
Samuel Treat – Letter
William Warren – Letter
Lauren Weigel – Letter
Rubie Wicka – Letter
Ethan Williams – Letter
Ava Wilson – Letter
Chloe Wright – Letter
Sophia Zay – Letter
Benedict Zweber – Letter
Katherine Anseth – Pin
Jack Bauer – Pin
Anton Bernaski – Pin
Sophia Boockmeier – Pin
Elijah Bresnan – Pin
Eleanor Bush – Pin
Sarah Chromy – Pin
Austin Clifford – Pin
Caroline Cronin – Pin
Christopher Deavan – Pin
Josephine Elsner – Pin
Rebecca Ernst – Pin
Kaellan Foudray – Pin
Courtney French – Pin
Michael Frost – Pin
Benjamin Gallus – Pin
Zoe Griffin – Pin
Olivia Guyer – Pin
Sophia Hall – Pin
Grant Hayes – Pin
Madelyn Helmstetter – Pin
Sydney Hickey – Pin
Abbey Hope – Pin
Dayrin Jimenez – Pin
Boden Kapke – Pin
Riley Knapp – Pin
Ella Knewtson – Pin
Alison Kunkel – Pin
Natalie Larson – Pin
Kori Lenzmeier – Pin
Jack Lisko – Pin
Mary Lizak – Pin
Joseph Maher – Pin
Sean McGaughey – Pin
Lauren Mendoza – Pin
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National Academic Recognitions

National Merit Commended Students: Alexander Beer and Makenzie Pavelka

Advanced Placement Scholars: Alex Schrupp and Sophia Mackey

Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor: Edward Diminnie

Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction: Alex Beer

State Academic Recognitions

AAA Award: Sophia Heles and Luke Geadelmann

High school seniors with 3.0 GPA or higher and participate in MSHSL sponsored activity and athletic activities

Holy Family Senior Honors

Senior Honors:  Valedictorian Isabel Busch | Salutatorian Makenzie Pavelka

 

Jan 01

Luke Olley named Lasallian Educator of the Year

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Holy Family 2022 Lasallian Educator of the Year Luke Olley grew up in a family of educators. His late grandmother was an elementary school teacher. His father, Christopher Olley taught social studies and is currently the headmaster at Chesterton Academy. Luke teaches English and his sister, teaches math.

Luke joined the Holy Family teaching staff in 2019 after completing his bachelor of arts in English education at St. John’s University. He is currently completing a Master of Arts in Education from St. Catherine’s University. In addition, Luke served as a volunteer teacher in Bogota, Colombia as a member of the Benedictine Volunteer Corps.

Luke met his fiance Maddie when they were both English majors in college. Following their wedding this summer, they will be relocating to Syracuse, NY, where Maddie will complete a doctorate in English.

We caught up with Luke to learn more about his Holy Family experience and the teaching philosophy that inspired our students and teachers to select him as the 2022 St. John Baptist de La Salle Educator of the Year.

What brought you to Holy Family?

I am a lifelong student of Catholic education, and I was really drawn to the idea of teaching at a Catholic school. The opportunity to share my love of reading and my Catholic faith was a huge plus in my career choice. I also was born in the area and had several college classmates that loved their time as students at Holy Family.

How do you approach teaching English?

I would say my approach to teaching English is to find a way for students to engage with complex topics and ideas beyond reading and writing mechanics. The written word is a wonderful medium, but it is a vehicle for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. I try and facilitate discussion and critical thinking more than just grammar or vocabulary.

What do you enjoy most about Holy Family?

The best part about being a teacher at Holy Family is the genuine joy that the faculty and students have for being here. I work with incredible educators who share my passion for our subject matters and the belief in teaching the whole student. And it always brightens my day when students stop by to chat. I don’t know if this is replicable at other schools.

St. John Baptist de LaSalle listed 12 Virtues of a Lasallian Educator in his book, ” The Conduct of the Christian Schools.” Are any of these particularly meaningful to you as an educator?

I am drawn to the virtues of patience and gentleness. As a teacher, it is hard to forget that you are only 44 minutes out of a student’s 24 hours. They may be coming in with sadness, happiness, or a chip on their shoulder that you have done nothing to cause, yet it will be your responsibility to engage with them. Similarly, students will not want to come in and ask for help if they think that their teacher is judgmental or irritated with them. I accredit my ability to form and maintain relationships with my students to these two virtues.

What will you miss about Holy Family Catholic High School?

I will miss the daily interactions with my fellow staff members that keep me sane. I also will genuinely feel sad about being robbed of the ability to see my students grow into adults. I have taught the class of 2024 for two years now–I would have liked to see them develop into seniors and leaders and see how they will embark into the world.

Jan 01

Skating for Team USA

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Holy Family junoir Anika Olson skates with Minnesota’s synchronized skating team, The Northernettes Junior. The junior team traveled to Neuchatel, Switzerland, to represent Team USA  in at the 2022 Neuchatel Trophy, an intertional competition. The Northernettes Junior  competed against 10 other teams from Spain, Finland, Hungary, Germany, Nertherlands, Russia,  Switzerland, and the United States.  Anika and her team finished in second place in the competition, their first international event.

We caught up with Anika to learn more about this unique her sport and her experience competing with an elite synchronized program.

How old were you when you first started figure skating?

I was four years old when I started figure skating and I was 13 when I started synchronized skating.

Did you do any other sports? If so, how did or why did you decide to focus on synchronized skating?

I did gymnastics, softball, and ballet when I was little. Then I decided to just focus of figure skating. I chose to start synchronized skating because my sister really enjoyed it and I went to try it out at a workshop and had so much fun I decided to try out for the junior team. I was able to make the team and I was so excited to be able to have my first year synchronized skating on my sister’s last year.

When did you join The Northernettes?

I joined the Northernettes when I was 13 and in 8th grade. This is the youngest you could be to compete at the Junior level.

What do you enjoy most about synchronized skating?

I really enjoy being able to develop strong relationships with my teammates. I also enjoy the opportunities I have gotten from competing at such a high level.

While synchronized skating is a team sport, just as in dance, individual abilities contribute to team success. How do you continue to improve?

I have continued to grow in my synchronized skating skills through pushing myself more to help achieve these high goals. I have become a better at doing each element through the focus and drive at practices and continued work with my teammates. I really wouldn’t be able to do it without there support and our ability to work so well together. I think this is the best team we have ever had and we all have such a great bond, which has definitely shown in our achievements this season.

How often does the team practice?

The Northernettes Junior Team practices 8-9 hours per week on ice, over three weekly practice sessions (most practices preceded by 30 minutes of off ice practice). Every couple weeks will also do an office choreography time to go over specifications for the programs.

Your team practices at the University of Minnesota several times a week and travels frequently for competition. How do you balance being an AP and Honor student with this level of competitive skating?

I am able to balance school through talking with my teachers and coming up with a timed layout of how and when I will get each assignment, project, or exam completed after my travels. I wouldn’t be able to do it without my teacher’s support, and they are all very helpful and encouraging which makes my schoolwork a lot easier.

Your team was one of the teams selected to represent the USA as part of Team USA for international competition. I believe your original plans changed. Can you tell me more about the February competition?

We originally were assigned to compete in Milan, Italy in the middle of February, but the competition was canceled due to COVID rates in the country. We were reassigned to compete in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

What was the experience like? (waiting for response from Anika)

Jan 01

2021-22 Third Quarter Honor Roll

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Holy Family Catholic High School is proud to announce its 2021-22 Third Quarter Academic Honor Roll.  Almost 80% of our student body earned merit on the honor roll by achieving the following grade point averages: 3.800 – 4.330- President’s List; 3.443 – 3.799– Principal’s List; and 3.000 – 3.442 for Honor Roll.

Matilda Abercrombie President’s List
Maider Agirre San Martin President’s List
Robert Alexander President’s List
Katherine Anseth President’s List
Emma Augustyn President’s List
Maggie Babler President’s List
Jack Barth President’s List
Jack Bauer President’s List
Leah Beach President’s List
Zachry Beach President’s List
Alexander Beer President’s List
Natalia Bellefy President’s List
Anton Bernaski President’s List
Sophia Boockmeier President’s List
Kate Buchholz President’s List
Jacob Burlage President’s List
Isabel Busch President’s List
Eleanor Bush President’s List
Jacob Cameron President’s List
Lucy Carraux President’s List
Briar Charchenko President’s List
Alex Cherry President’s List
Sarah Chromy President’s List
Austin Clifford President’s List
Jacob Clifford President’s List
Ryley Covington President’s List
Caroline Cronin President’s List
Casey Cronin President’s List
Christopher Deavan President’s List
Brianna DeLorenzo President’s List
Allison Diminnie President’s List
Edward Diminnie President’s List
Margaret Dowling President’s List
Catherine Dueck President’s List
William Dunlap President’s List
Jack Egenes President’s List
Josephine Elsner President’s List
Rebecca Ernst President’s List
Beatriz Fahandezh Saddi Cantero President’s List
Audrey Fahey President’s List
Isaac Fassil President’s List
Jocelyn Fette President’s List
Charles Ficek President’s List
Elias Foudray President’s List
Kaellan Foudray President’s List
Courtney French President’s List
Vivian French President’s List
Michael Frost President’s List
Karli Gagnon President’s List
Benjamin Gallus President’s List
Andre Garcia President’s List
Charles Garlets President’s List
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Nicholas Gess President’s List
Maren Grussing President’s List
Hayden Guggemos President’s List
Grace Guyer President’s List
Olivia Guyer President’s List
Sophia Hall President’s List
Nathan Hamilton President’s List
Sophia Heles President’s List
Hannah Henderson President’s List
Kambryn Hendrickson President’s List
Mick Herron President’s List
Lucy Hertel President’s List
Sydney Hickey President’s List
Marcella Hoffman President’s List
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David Hovey President’s List
Angelina Huynh President’s List
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Dayrin Jimenez President’s List
Paige Johander President’s List
Phoebe Johnson President’s List
Luke Kans President’s List
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Gabrielle Kapke President’s List
Maeve Kelly President’s List
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Ella Knewtson President’s List
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Alison Kunkel President’s List
Lillian Kunkel President’s List
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Jocelyn Land President’s List
Natalie Larson President’s List
Kori Lenzmeier President’s List
Meredith Linsley President’s List
Henry Lisko President’s List
Jack Lisko President’s List
Mary Lizak President’s List
Samuel Luessi President’s List
Sophia Mackey President’s List
Tamara Mackey President’s List
Christina Maher President’s List
Joseph Maher President’s List
Sean McGaughey President’s List
Sydney McGuirk President’s List
Ryan McPartland President’s List
Benjamin Mechtel President’s List
Lauren Mendoza President’s List
Keira Mertz President’s List
Shae Messner President’s List
Ava Mettler President’s List
Jillian Mlodozyniec President’s List
Elijah Moe President’s List
Madeline Morgan President’s List
MacKenzie Moss President’s List
Emma Murphy President’s List
Griffin Murray President’s List
Braedan Nelson President’s List
Sofia Neve President’s List
Griffin Newman President’s List
Hannah Newman President’s List
Malick Ngwana President’s List
Olivia O’Brien President’s List
Gabriela Oconitrillo President’s List
Molly O’Connor President’s List
Keenan Olsen President’s List
Philip Olson President’s List
Nick Osgood President’s List
Sydney Osterdyk President’s List
Isabella Paidosh President’s List
Kieran Paidosh President’s List
Kristian Palattao President’s List
Derek Pass President’s List
Jessica Pass President’s List
Logan Paulsen President’s List
Hailey Pavelka President’s List
Makenzie Pavelka President’s List
My-Linh Pavelka President’s List
Abigail Road Pawelek President’s List
Leo Penny President’s List
Chloe Perrin-Smith President’s List
Pearl Phillips President’s List
Elijah Pitner President’s List
Ariana Radel President’s List
Mark Rahn President’s List
Alexandra Raw President’s List
Thomas Red Wing President’s List
Paula Rica Andres President’s List
Addison Rice President’s List
Michael Richardson President’s List
Michael Richelsen President’s List
Jodie Rief President’s List
Abigail Ries President’s List
Ellen Ries President’s List
Julia Riley President’s List
Nicole Roper President’s List
Kathryn Rothstein President’s List
Shannon Rothstein President’s List
Nadia Rustowicz President’s List
Luke Sabart President’s List
Olivia Sadowski President’s List
William Sandefur President’s List
Margaret Santini President’s List
Matthew Santini President’s List
Kathryn Savoie President’s List
Caroline Schaefer President’s List
Lily Schaffer President’s List
Sophia Schlegel President’s List
Kiera Schmeling President’s List
Tayah Schmidt President’s List
Tyler Schmit President’s List
Lucas Schoenecker President’s List
Alexander Schrupp President’s List
Emma Schuele President’s List
Zoe Schuele President’s List
Samantha Schumacher President’s List
Amanda Seck President’s List
Ava Shirley President’s List
Caitlin Sieve President’s List
Kellen Sieve President’s List
Andrew Silverman President’s List
Charles Smith President’s List
Macey Smith President’s List
Brady Sorrentino President’s List
Dylan Spalding President’s List
Rachel Spoden President’s List
Nicholas Stallock President’s List
Janielle Stanoch President’s List
James Super President’s List
Sophia Terris President’s List
Trevor Thode President’s List
Emmett Thuli President’s List
Rachel Thurk President’s List
Ryan Thurk President’s List
Elise Torborg President’s List
Lauren Toth President’s List
Ella Tracy President’s List
Henry Trcka President’s List
Samuel Treat President’s List
Greta Tupa Clark President’s List
Justina Valentini President’s List
Isabel Van Eyll President’s List
Matilyn Vollmer President’s List
Lillian Wallace President’s List
Lauren Westerhaus President’s List
Thomas Westerhaus President’s List
Rubie Wicka President’s List
Marcus Wieneke President’s List
Bryce Wiitala President’s List
Madeleine Wiitala President’s List
Parker Will President’s List
Jack Willenbring President’s List
Ethan Williams President’s List
Lorelei Wilson President’s List
Elizabeth Witcombe President’s List
Luciana Witcombe President’s List
Kayla Woytcke President’s List
Desray Anne Zamora President’s List
Sophia Zay President’s List
Julia Anderson Principal’s List
Andrew Athmann Principal’s List
Ella Augustyn Principal’s List
Jackson Baker Principal’s List
Kamea Bale Principal’s List
Jack Barrett Principal’s List
Benjamin Barth Principal’s List
Zachary Beddor Principal’s List
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Brennen Bollig Principal’s List
Nicole Bowlin Principal’s List
Elijah Bresnan Principal’s List
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Joseph Charpentier Principal’s List
Matthew Chromy Principal’s List
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Elin Miller Principal’s List
Carson Moe Principal’s List
Gavin O’Donnell Principal’s List
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Drew Roelofs Principal’s List
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Jack Schaefer Principal’s List
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Jackson Smith Principal’s List
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Cole Spoden Principal’s List
Melanie Stewart-Hester Principal’s List
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Skyler Theis Principal’s List
Joseph Tinucci Principal’s List
John Titler Principal’s List
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Lauren Weigel Principal’s List
Ava Wilson Principal’s List
Kalah Worm Principal’s List
Mia Worrell Principal’s List
Evan Woytcke Principal’s List
Mariana Yanta Principal’s List
Nicholas Young Principal’s List
Benedict Zweber Principal’s List
Thomas Agerland Honor Roll
Enzo AlAhmar Honor Roll
Liam Anderson Honor Roll
Christian Baker Honor Roll
Julia Baskfield Honor Roll
Brooke Batker Honor Roll
Bonnie Beck Honor Roll
Rylan Bennett Honor Roll
Sedona Blair Honor Roll
Gabrielle Bode Honor Roll
Madison Braun Honor Roll
Nicholas Charpentier Honor Roll
Reagan Cizek Honor Roll
Magdalena Cline Honor Roll
Patrick Cowan Honor Roll
Banner Craven Honor Roll
Braylon Cummings Honor Roll
Joseph Dahlin Honor Roll
Lydia Dauwalter Honor Roll
Cameron Dean Honor Roll
Alex Doshan Honor Roll
Emilee Erickson Honor Roll
Mason Fasching Honor Roll
Yewbdar Fassil Honor Roll
Emily Fenger Honor Roll
Emma Ferguson Honor Roll
Meg Folkens Honor Roll
Lorenzo Forte Honor Roll
Gavin Frye Honor Roll
Miguel Gaeta Honor Roll
Sophia Gall Honor Roll
Zoe Griffin Honor Roll
Ethan Hall Honor Roll
Torrance Halloran Honor Roll
Drew Hallson Honor Roll
Treyson Hennesy Honor Roll
Aaron Hesse Honor Roll
Isabella Hocevar Honor Roll
Davis Hoffmann Honor Roll
Abigail Horkey Honor Roll
Anna Johnson Honor Roll
Madison Kaiser Honor Roll
Jackson Klamm Honor Roll
Jake Kooiman Honor Roll
Elizabeth Kroening Honor Roll
Sonja Laaksonen Honor Roll
Thomas Laaksonen Honor Roll
Gabrielle Legg Honor Roll
Josephine Linn Honor Roll
Ethan Livermore Honor Roll
William Maass Honor Roll
Meghan Mahoney Honor Roll
Tyler Manning Honor Roll
Evan Marsh Honor Roll
Brynn Martin Honor Roll
William McDonald Honor Roll
Abraham Melek Honor Roll
Harold Mellen Honor Roll
Chase Messner Honor Roll
George Moran Honor Roll
Thomas Mulheran Honor Roll
Berkley Neubauer Honor Roll
Eric Oconitrillo Honor Roll
Finnian Olsen Honor Roll
Noah Pabich Honor Roll
Isabelle Paulson Honor Roll
Drew Pearson Honor Roll
Jackson Pierce Honor Roll
Brycen Pottebaum Honor Roll
Grace Redlon Honor Roll
Apryl Reynolds Honor Roll
Emelia Richardson Honor Roll
Jackson Riley Honor Roll
Paloma Rios Raya Honor Roll
Kiera Setzepfandt Honor Roll
Sofia Silva Honor Roll
Joseph Smith Honor Roll
Sophia Smith Honor Roll
Cameron Stewart Honor Roll
Jack Stratman Honor Roll
Benjamin Strezo Honor Roll
Ellie Sturgess Honor Roll
Nora Swartzbaugh Honor Roll
Danika Terrell Honor Roll
Ian Wagner Honor Roll
Cela Watkins Honor Roll
Preslee Welu Honor Roll
Gavin Wilson Honor Roll
Georgia Wilson Honor Roll
Chloe Wright Honor Roll

Jan 01

Jazz Dance Makes State Final

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After an amazing performance in the preliminary finals, Holy Family Jazz team makes Top 6 and advances to the MSHSL Class AA Jazz Dance Team State Tournament Finals on Friday, February 18, 7:15 pm. They dance first! Stop back for the whole story and an update on their final placement.

 

Holy Family Jazz placed third place in the section tournament to qualify for the MSHSL State Tournament!

Jan 01

Holy Family Announces New Girls Golf Coach

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Holy Family Catholic High School is proud to welcome Mr. Neil Wilson as its girls’ golf head coach. Wilson brings several years of Holy Family coaching experience, including several years helping coach the boys’ golf team while his sons were a part of the program. Coach Wilson helped Rob Nelson coach the Fire to conference championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, and multiple state appearances and wins in 2015, 2016. He took a break from the program after 2016 to watch and help his sons play collegiately at Palm Beach Atlantic University and currently helps his oldest son, who plays professionally on the PGA Latin America and Minor League Tour. He is excited to return to Holy Family to lead the girls’ program.

 

Wilson was a PGA apprentice during his early career and worked building golf course developments for his family business, The Wilson Golf Group. After a successful entrepreneurial career, he retired in 2014 and now invests much of his spare time in giving back to his favorite sport, golf.

 

Neil and Sarah Wilson are committed to building a first-rate girls golf program.

He looks forward to the start of the season and developing the girls program. He says, “I am thrilled to join the Holy Family Girls golf team and announce my wife of 29 years, Sarah, will be by my side helping. We’re committed to ensuring the care needed in creating a first-rate program at all levels. As past parents of three Holy family alumni, we look forward to keeping the FIRE growing strong with the opportunities that lie ahead and promise to continue building a fun, competitive, and successful team.” He continues, “We are both looking forward to working with the student-athletes soon and helping them achieve big things on the golf course.”