Thanks to these members of the Class of 2012—graduating seniors—who returned to ASH in May to meet with Eighth Class students for a discussion about high school. It was helpful to hear their experiences and their perspective. Good luck to each of them as they move on to college in the fall!
Get ready for the annual Alumni Congé Reunion! The Classes of 1966, 1976 and 1986 are Special Honor Classes, celebrating 50, 40 and 30 years since graduation. Join us as we honor Diane Carroll Boerding ’76, 2016 recipient of the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Award. CLICK HERE for all the details of Congé 2016!
Did you happen to catch Sabrina Fitz ’07 and presently a senior at Northwestern University, on Jeopardy recently? She turned in an amazing performance! Congrats Sabrina, your elementary Alma Mater is proud of you. READ CHICAGO TRIBUNE STORY
Thanks to Duchesne High School for sharing the following good news about three of their seniors who’ve received recognition by the National Merit Scholars program. All of them are graduates of the Academy Class of 2012.
“Will Fairless and Joe Phillips were each recently awarded $2500 National Merit Scholarships to the schools of their choosing. Erin Hannegan McKee was named as a commended student by the National Merit Scholars program in recognition of her Preliminary SAT (PSAT) scores and her continuing academic promise.
This past fall the Sacred Heart Alumni Association offered an alternative to the annual Days of Recollection which it has sponsored in the past. Sister Margaret Munch conducted tours to the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant, which is located on the site of the first convent that St. Philippine Duchesne built in America. That convent still stands and has been carefully restored in recent years. A trip to this location takes a pilgrim back to those early days when the Society of the Sacred Heart operated a school in Florissant after they left St. Charles in 1819. Some who took the tour in June suggested that it be offered more widely, in the hopes of sharing the story of our very own saint.
Sister Munch is on the Friends of Old St. Ferdinand Board and has a vast knowledge of the Philippine history that prevails in Florissant as well as a keen desire to assist that committee in its ongoing work of restoration. Because she has retired from teaching at the Academy this year, Sister Munch is free to schedule a number of tours which we are pleased to be able to sponsor. We are offering the following four dates this spring and hope to be able to add more next fall. Our spring dates are:
- Saturday, February 20
- Wednesday, March 9
- Saturday, April 16
- Wednesday, May 11
The number of participants in a tour is limited due to the size of the rooms in this historic complex. Carpool groups will set out from the Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne (on the Academy grounds) at 10 a.m. Or, pilgrims may choose to join the group in Florissant at 10:30 a.m. The tour will last approximately one hour. There is the option of continuing the day with lunch at Hendel’s restaurant, which is nearby.
The Alumni Association suggests a donation of $10 per person. Sister Munch will give your gift (in any amount) to the Shrine of St. Ferdinand for its ongoing work of restoration. Reservations in advance are required. These can be made by contacting Ann Diekemper (636-946-6127, ext. 1640).