PARENTS OF ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
PARENT AND ALUMNI NEWS
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Thanks to all of our Past Parents who came out to our Parents of Alumni Fall Social on Friday, October 28th. What a great crowd we had and a good time was had by all. A few of the pictures are posted above. Details coming soon for our Spring 2017 Social!
Join Our Facebook Group - BL Official Parents of Alumni
We just created a Facebook Group just for our past parents. We wanted to give you a more convenient way and better opportunity to serve each other, our alumni children, and the school community. Just click the below link!! Please share so other parents are aware and can join as well.
Bishop Lynch Barn Party Scholarship Gala - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Since its founding by the Dominicans 53 years ago, Bishop Lynch has provided the best possible Catholic education to thousands of students. And, for the last 32 years, the Joseph P. Lynch Scholarship Gala has helped make that a possibility for many of those students by funding scholarships to help ease the tuition burden. The Gala is Bishop Lynch's largest annual fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting the Joseph P. Lynch Scholarship Fund.
We hope you are able to join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 here at Bishop Lynch. Invitations are on the way or better yet click here to make your reservation today!
Thank you to all that came Saturday to our gift gathering party for the gala. If you were unable to attend and still want to contribute just contact Beth.Arsenault@bishoplynch.org to coordinate a drop off.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the inaugural Bishop Lynch High School Colin’s Golf Classic on June 2, 2017.
After much consideration and planning, the Colin’s Classic Golf Tournament and the Bishop Lynch Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament have partnered together to unite the energy and enthusiasm for these two great causes!
The Colin Bodensteiner Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 2006, has made a tremendous impact on more than 45 Bishop Lynch students since its inception ten years ago. The gifts of scholarship generated from this fund, largely made possible by the proceeds from the golf tournament, provide financial assistance for deserving students in need.
The Athletic Booster Club works tirelessly to enhance the experience of student-athletes, their families and the fans of Bishop Lynch Athletics. With nearly 85% of our student population participating in Friar athletics, the Bishop Lynch experience is directly enhanced by the generous support of our boosters.
Colin's Golf Classic, Friday, June 2nd, Firewheel Golf Park, Tournament, Lunch, Dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle and Awards!
Click here to register or for more information on the tournament! Click here to donate or for more information on the Colin Bodensteiner Scholarship Fund!
Without people like you, this tournament wouldn't be possible year after year. We look forward to seeing you on June 2nd!
Next Shoreline cleanup is on Monday, April 10th - FTLOTL - White Rock Lake
We need your help!! Come out and help us clean up our adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake. This is for the entire BL Community so the more we have out there the more we make an impact!! Since Daylight Savings Time is on March 12th we will now start meeting from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm to give you time after work to join us! Afterwards we will head over to The Lake House for a few beverages - our treat! To better explain the shoreline cleanup - our Alumni Association's Community Service Committee has adopted a small portion of White Rock Lake's shoreline. In this program, a group agrees to keep their adopted part litter-free. Please consider helping out our Alumni Association by joining us! Bring a friend, bring your family, - what a great way to reconnect and also help the community and environment!! We hope to see you - meet at our designated area - see map on the left for the exact location on W. Lawther Dr., just south of Mockingbird.
Alumni in the Military
Throughout the year on our military/armed forces holidays, we honor all of our alumni and former students that are currently serving in the United States Military. If you know of any classmates that we may have omitted from this list, please forward this newsletter to them or supply us with the information so we can contact them or their families. Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that
Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that have served in the armed forces especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their life. We are currently compiling this list and would appreciate any assistance you can provide us as we attempt to update our records.
ALUMNI BRAG BOARD:
Congratulations to Lisa Sladecek Noyes '89
Congratulations to Lisa Sladecek Noyes ’89 who was a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune. They gave her the “official” notice last week that she could now tell friends when her episode will air. So let’s watch Lisa tonight, Monday, March 27th at 6:30 pm on CBS (locally Channel 11). The end result - she said she had a blast doing the show! She even managed to squeeze a “Go Friars” in her introduction as she was talking about volunteering at her kiddos’ schools!
Congratulations to Dr. Stacy Smith '98
Rev. Dr. Stacy C. Smith ’98 completed her doctorate degree at Vanderbilt University in 2016 and is currently the Director of Education and Innovation at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, TN. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and recently served as interim pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Jonesboro, AR. In December 2016, she married Kevin Gallagher at First Congregational Church in Memphis, and they have three children.
Congratulations to Katie Schaar '03
Katie Schaar ’03 has added another amazing job to her long list of accomplishments! She was the assistant choreographer (helping Golden Boyz, Inc. who was the main choreographer) in the choreography of the twirling rose petals in the title track of the upcoming Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that is scheduled to be released on March 17th. Below is just a snippet of what Katie has done since graduating BL in 2003. To watch the music video for the full effect of the twirling rose petals in the new title track just click here.
Katie Schaar is originally from Dallas, TX and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. Since earning her BA degree from Loyola Marymount University, she has gone on to have a diverse career as a professional dancer. Her many performance credits include Drop Dead Diva, House M.D., Dancing with the Stars, the American Music Awards, the European Music Awards, and feature films The Muppets and Rock of Ages. As an assistant choreographer, Katie has worked extensively as the right hand man to Tyce Diorio, Mia Michaels, RJ Durell, Nick Florez, and Michael Rooney. With a real gift for breaking down movement for dancers of all abilities, Katie has worked closely with the world's biggest stars...Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Annie Lennox, Katie Holmes, Paula Abdul, David Hasselhoff, Cher, P!NK, Megan Mulally, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown, and many more. Furthermore, Katie has over a decade of experience as a dance convention faculty member, teaching dancers of all ages all over the United States. She has a BA from Loyola Marymount University, where she studied Communications Studies and Dance. In 2015, Katie and her husband Dr. Nick Cutri created Sugarfoot Therapy, a physical therapy-based injury prevention training program used by dancers and dance education programs worldwide.
Congratulations to Hayley Jaska '06
Hayley Jaska ’06 was interviewed on Houston's Comcast Newsmakers which is a short-form news platform where leaders and innovators exchange ideas and tackle the issues facing communities across America. Hayley is the Special Events Manager for Houston's Child Advocates, a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse through a court appointed special advocate system. Although the video will not be aired until April, bringing awareness to Child Abuse Prevention month, she was able to talk about Child Advocates' impact in the community and the ongoing need for volunteers. (She did though laughingly say to me about the interview "I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon!")
Congratulations to Maryann Baker '07
Congratulations to Maryann Baker ’07 who is Director of Women's Basketball Operations at Mississippi State University and got to see her team beat the Baylor Bears and qualify for the Final 4. Maryann played her four years here at BL and was part of four State championships we won from 2004 -2007. She also played for Texas A&M University and was on the team when they won the National Championship in 2011. To read more about the MSU game just click here.
Congratulations to Kathleen Cadigan '08
Congratulations to Kathleen Cadigan ’08 who was part of the winning team in the St. Louis University’s School of Law 2017 Final Argument Moot Court Competition. The Moot Court Program at SLU LAW introduces students to written and oral advocacy in the American appellate court system. This event was extra special because admitted students were able to attend and actually see appellate advocacy in action.
Congratulations to Arthur "Artie" Haynes '12
Because of his outstanding work as an intern last summer in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Artie Haynes ’12 was awarded the Outstanding Law Clerk Award as part of the 27th Annual C. F. Stradford Awards Ceremony on February 28th in Chicago, IL. Artie is currently a 2L at the University Of Illinois College Of Law in Champaign, IL, where he is Vice-President of the Student Bar Association and a member of the Trial Team.
Congratulations to Frances Dean '14
Congratulations to Frances Dean ’14 who has been recently appointed as the Membership Ambassador of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Assembly. She strongly recommends that if any BL students are interested in pursuing a field in health sciences (pre-med, pre-PA, nursing, etc.), then this organization is definitely beneficial for them, especially for their undergraduate career