From the Heart, Community Voices

Community Voices

From the Heart

April 13, 2023

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A very successful March for the Heart Alumni and Family Giving Challenge concluded with more than $85,000 raised from 156 donors! This week, we share some expressions of gratitude from alums and parents of alums. 

My ASH education is the basis of so many beautiful things I’ve been able to experience and achieve in my lifetime. 

— Jenni Iverson ’84

The Academy prepared me with crucial social-emotional and academic skills for high school, college, and the rest of my life. I can’t imagine who I’d be if I had grown up without that influence — not to mention the lifelong friendships from my class that I will treasure forever.

Matilda Glascock ’15

The Academy of the Sacred Heart has been my home away from home for many years. Having been both a parent and a teacher, I will always remember this holy place with love and gratitude. 

— Jeannine Bastean, former teacher and parent of alums

My Academy of the Sacred Heart experience prepared me well for my college education and beyond. It allowed me to grow spiritually, personally and academically. My Sacred Heart friends are like a family to me, and I am forever grateful for the entire ASH community. 

— Jillian Alexander ’18

My experience at the Academy of the Sacred Heart from ‘1st Primary to 4th Academic’ helped me become the person God was calling me to be. It was because of all that I received at the Academy that I followed my vocation to become a Religious of the Sacred Heart.

— Mary Pat White, RSCJ ’59

I am grateful for my Academy experience because it springboarded a lifetime opportunity for growth. Although I only graduated six years ago, there are skills I use in my daily life such as time management and communication, and I have to thank ASH for those lifelong skills that have allowed me to have leadership positions at the high school and collegiate level.

— Berkeley Rebman ’17

I’m graduating medical school in just a few weeks and I am so grateful for the characteristics and priorities instilled in me from a young age at the Academy that made my journey to becoming an MD possible: good work ethic, emphasis on service and community work, advocacy, confidence in public speaking, resiliency rooted in deep faith that God has everything happen for a reason, and so much more. 

— Athena Strother ’11