Dear HRA Families and Friends,
The seniors have made up their minds for their plans for next year. It is my pleasure to confirm that:
Reagan Biegel has passed his tests and has been accepted into the Marines.
Natalie Chennault has her sights set on Adrian College in Michigan where she hopes to pursue a pre-physical therapy program and continue her hockey involvement.
Jamie Cookson is heading on an academic scholarship to Gonzaga University where she will pursue a major in the liberal arts.
Marisa Ramos will attend Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio where she will likely pursue a degree in philosophy or theology.
Michael Tappel will attend Yale University next year and plans to continue his music education as well as major in a special liberal arts program. He has broken the school record for the most acceptances to college and the most scholarship money awards ever garnered by an HRA grad.
HRA could not be more proud of the time, effort, and dedication these seniors have put into pursuing their future plans. They have spent endless hours consulting their family, friends, teachers, and loving (slightly obsessed) Principal Neumayr as they completed many applications, essays, scholarship applications, and transcript requests throughout the whole process. Their efforts have borne much fruit. We are so very proud of all five of you seniors and look forward to hearing about your future successes. Know that HRA will always be here to encourage you on your way! Principal Neumayr only begs that you KEEP THE CATHOLIC FAITH that will sustain you and anchor you along the journey.
HRA Alumni News
Congratulations to all of our former HRA students and alumni. We are so proud of you for all of your accomplishments!
- Tyler Geiermann is graduating with an English degree from the University of Washington.
- Jan Acosta completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Cum Laude from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles Monday, May 6th.
- Darren Canlas will be Commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force this Friday, May 10th. He graduated from UAA May 5th with a B.A. in Psychology and minored in National Defense, Strategic Studies, and Leadership: Air Force Emphasis.
- Patrick Klump will graduate with a B.S. in Nursing from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS May 11th.
- Patrick Nakada completed his double major in Business and Japanese from UAA this past May 5th.
- Jessica Fulton was named Miss Alaska this past November and will compete in the Miss USA Contest this coming summer.
- Haley Reyna gave birth to her second son in April!
- Sara Rosevear is expecting her second child sometime in December.
- Gabe Abel graduated in Engineering from UAA
- Jacob Abel received his Masters in Engineering from Purdue (one year ago) and is currently working for an engineering company in Chicago.
- Michael El-Khoury stopped by to meet with the seniors and tell us about successfully completing boot camp in the Marines. Bravo to you, Michael.
I urge all other HRA alumni to fill me in with any more news that I can include in my blog. I am so very proud of all that HRA former students and graduates have gone on to do!
This is the busy season of the year. Here are the events that will most interest you:
- Lumen Christi baccalaureate mass on May 15th and Graduation it the gym at 7 P.M. May 16th. Former HRA students Hillary Butler and Meghan Butler will be graduating.
- Upper School Seniors will offer the final Spirit Day this Tuesday, May 14th. Theme: Movie or TV characters.
- On Wednesday, May 15th, the kindergarten will offer the first annual Kindergarten Sibling Day. We look forward to welcoming our future little Knights!
- Seniors will take their Final Exams on Thursday and Friday of this coming week. They will be done with their classes and have the next week off. They will join the upper school as alumni chaperones for the Seward Trip and the Awards Assembly and Last Day of School Potluck.
- 7,8,9 will take Scantron tests in Reading, Language Arts, and Math this week.
- All families are invited to the 2013 Baccalaureate Mass in St. Dominic’s on May 21st at 6 P.M. honoring our graduates. Invited guests only will attend a dinner following the mass. Archbishop Schwietz will be presiding.
- The entire school will attend the 2013 GRADUATION held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at 1 P.M. The Dominican Chaplains will be presiding. Please help us transport the student body. The mass will be followed by the Graduation Ceremony at 2:15 P.M. Cake and refreshments will be served at 3:15. Parents MUST retrieve their children at Our Lady of Guadalupe at 3:30 P.M. No students will be returned to HRA.
- Mrs. Ana Williams will be gone to visit her father in Mexico the last week of school. Miss DiCiero will supervise the After School Care Program in her absence.
- No After School Care offered on Friday, May 24th because of noon dismissal.
- Elementary School Field Day will be held on May 23rd at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please help us transport the students and join in the fun and competition. It is a wonderful day of great fun for the students and faculty.
- The Upper School will go to Seward for the day on May 23rd. We have sent home a flyer of the days events. We have procured a Motor Coach for the day. It will be a safe and reliable means of transportation. The school is picking up a third of the cost but needs students to put in $30.00 to help defray costs. I urge parents to have their children earn the trip by doing chores or babysitting for you. We apologize at this last expense for the year.
- The Yearbook is amazing. Call to secure your book at the front office. It is $55.00.
- The last day of school will be an Awards Assembly. All parents and relatives are welcome and invited to join us. The list for potluck submissions will be coming home at the end of this week.
- A letter from Business Manager, Marisa Shanstrom, will be coming home shortly for all those who have not paid their enrollment fee to secure a spot for next year. All those who qualified for the Discount enrollment fee will enjoy a $100.00 savings! The enrollment fee is due June 15th. We are so happy so many of you are returning to the school.
As you can see, there are many events happening between now and the end of the year. Remember that it is a time of great joy and promise, especially for our kindergartners, sixth graders, eighth graders, and seniors who will enjoy graduations this year. The sun and fun awaiting us is so exciting.
Miss Neumayr, Principal