For 90 years, the framework of academic excellence, spiritual enrichment, and leadership development has guided Annunciation students to achieve, lead and serve with distinction in all walks of life.
We welcome you back to Annunciation to visit and would love to hear from you. Our Alumni are very proud of their experience at Annunciation and many have gone on to great accomplishments!
Contact Alumni Coordinator, Jessica Knutson, to share news.
Class News & Notes
Laura Bagwell-Katalinich, Class of 2012, has achieved one honor after another on the basketball court! A senior at Academy of Holy Angels, she was one of 10 student athletes in the state of Minnesota to be nominated for a spot in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Games. Rachel is the AHA recpient of the Athena Awards which is presented annually by the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce to an outstanding woman athlete. She has committed to the University of Pennsylvania following graduation.
DeLaSalle High School juniors are given an opportunity to become “expert historians” by researching a topic of their choice and competing in the Metro Senior High Regional History Day competition. Congratulations to alumni from Annunciation’s Class of 2013 who are prepared to participate: Kate Arms, Kylee Bohrer, Margaret Bjorkstrand, Euphrosyne Daoutidou, Elena Extrand, Emma Kane, Greta Nelson and Kyle Suek.
Josh Dolezal, Julia Eubanks, Gwen Kelley and Noah Zerull (Annunciation Class of 2014) and 12 fellow DeLaSalle classmates have been selected to study in Costa Rica in June 2016 by virtue of their outstanding academic performance in Biology and Spanish. While there, they will teach English in local schools and study wild life and vegetation on the Osa Peninsula.
A donation of 30 iPads being retired from the DeLaSalle High School technology department and the resources of non-profit Mission Haiti, Inc. provided Julia Eubanks, Class of 2012, with a launch pad to develop the “Islander to Islander - Enhancing Education Through Technology” initiative. Julia and other students from the Twin Cities area, delivered the iPads and provided training to students at Coeur de Marie secondary School in Leogane Haiti. Among those on the mission were current Annunciation students who will graduate in the Class of 2017: Esme Eubanks, Audrey Orfield Johnston and Libby Steilen.
L to R: Sr. Alta, Head of Coeur de Marie, local student, Julia Eubanks
Mary Katherine Fiala, Class of 2012, Southwest High School senior authored a Commentary which appeared in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune, February 2016. An aspiring actress and committed supporter of Twin Cities theater venues, she wrote with wit, humor, and most of all unabashed dedication about the magical power of theater in our lives. BRAVO!!
Nora McInerny Purmort, Class of 1997, “(a super tall!), super cool writer who still likes to tell people that she was voted ‘Most Humorous’ by her 8th grade class, has authored her first book which is out in May 2016 from Harpercollins Dey Street Publishers. It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool, Too) is a memoir in which Nora shares hysterical, moving, and painfully honest stories about the journey she and her late husband Aaron share during his terminal battle with brain cancer. Available in hardback on Amazon.
Paul Wojack, Class of 2007, began medical school August 2015 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Paul is one of less than 200 students to be admitted out of a highly competitive pool of over 8,000 applicants. He is a graduate of College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth, Summa Cum Laude and as a Webster Scholar with a major in Music Performance and minors in Biology and Chemistry.
News & Notes originally appeared in News for the Annunciation Family, Spring 2016. Contact Alumni Coordinator, Chris Frank, to share news.