Jan 01

2021-22 Second Quarter Honor Roll

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Holy Family Catholic High School is proud to announce its  2021-22 Second Quarter Academic Honor Roll.  Almost 80% of our student body earned merit on the honor roll by achieving the following grade point averages: 3.800 – 4.330- President’s List; 3.443 – 3.799– Principal’s List; and 3.000 – 3.442 for Honor Roll.

President’s List: 3.800 – 4.330

Matilda Abercrombie 2024 President’s List
Maider Agirre San Martin 2023 President’s List
Robert Alexander 2024 President’s List
Julia Anderson 2022 President’s List
Katherine Anseth 2022 President’s List
Emma Augustyn 2024 President’s List
Maggie Babler 2024 President’s List
Jack Barth 2022 President’s List
Brooke Batker 2022 President’s List
Jack Bauer 2023 President’s List
Leah Beach 2024 President’s List
Zachry Beach 2025 President’s List
Alexander Beer 2022 President’s List
Natalia Bellefy 2025 President’s List
Anton Bernaski 2023 President’s List
Sophia Boockmeier 2023 President’s List
Elijah Bresnan 2023 President’s List
Kate Buchholz 2024 President’s List
Jacob Burlage 2024 President’s List
Isabel Busch 2022 President’s List
Eleanor Bush 2023 President’s List
Lucy Carraux 2025 President’s List
Erik Charchenko 2024 President’s List
Nicholas Charpentier 2022 President’s List
Alex Cherry 2022 President’s List
Sarah Chromy 2023 President’s List
Austin Clifford 2022 President’s List
Jacob Clifford 2025 President’s List
Ryley Covington 2022 President’s List
Casey Cronin 2025 President’s List
Christopher Deavan 2023 President’s List
Brianna DeLorenzo 2025 President’s List
Allison Diminnie 2025 President’s List
Edward Diminnie 2022 President’s List
Margaret Dowling 2024 President’s List
Jack Egenes 2024 President’s List
Dylan Ehlers 2022 President’s List
Josephine Elsner 2023 President’s List
Rebecca Ernst 2023 President’s List
Beatriz Fahandezh Saddi Cantero 2024 President’s List
Audrey Fahey 2025 President’s List
Daniel Fahey 2024 President’s List
Jocelyn Fette 2024 President’s List
Charles Ficek 2022 President’s List
Elias Foudray 2025 President’s List
Kaellan Foudray 2023 President’s List
Courtney French 2023 President’s List
Vivian French 2024 President’s List
Karli Gagnon 2023 President’s List
Benjamin Gallus 2023 President’s List
Michael Garlets 2023 President’s List
Luke Geadelmann 2022 President’s List
Maren Grussing 2025 President’s List
Hayden Guggemos 2025 President’s List
Grace Guyer 2025 President’s List
Olivia Guyer 2023 President’s List
Claire Haley 2022 President’s List
Sophia Hall 2023 President’s List
Nathan Hamilton 2025 President’s List
Grant Hayes 2022 President’s List
Sophia Heles 2022 President’s List
Hannah Henderson 2025 President’s List
Kambryn Hendrickson 2024 President’s List
Mick Herron 2024 President’s List
Patrick Herron 2024 President’s List
Lucy Hertel 2022 President’s List
Sydney Hickey 2023 President’s List
Marcella Hoffman 2025 President’s List
Abbey Hope 2023 President’s List
Ava Hopper 2024 President’s List
David Hovey 2025 President’s List
Angelina Huynh 2024 President’s List
Sophia Jesse 2025 President’s List
Dayrin Jimenez 2023 President’s List
Paige Johander 2025 President’s List
Phoebe Johnson 2024 President’s List
Luke Kans 2025 President’s List
Boden Kapke 2023 President’s List
Gabrielle Kapke 2024 President’s List
Maeve Kelly 2022 President’s List
Adam Kimbrel 2025 President’s List
Andrew Klawitter 2024 President’s List
Riley Knapp 2022 President’s List
Ella Knewtson 2023 President’s List
Taylor Koeppl 2023 President’s List
Brady Krautkramer 2025 President’s List
Alison Kunkel 2023 President’s List
Ella Kunze 2022 President’s List
Natalie Larson 2022 President’s List
Kori Lenzmeier 2023 President’s List
Meredith Linsley 2025 President’s List
Henry Lisko 2025 President’s List
Jack Lisko 2023 President’s List
Mary Lizak 2023 President’s List
Samuel Luessi 2024 President’s List
Sophia Mackey 2022 President’s List
Tamara Mackey 2024 President’s List
Christina Maher 2025 President’s List
Joseph Maher 2023 President’s List
Sean McGaughey 2023 President’s List
Sydney McGuirk 2024 President’s List
Benjamin Mechtel 2023 President’s List
Shae Messner 2022 President’s List
Ava Mettler 2023 President’s List
Jillian Mlodozyniec 2025 President’s List
Elijah Moe 2024 President’s List
Emma Murphy 2023 President’s List
Braedan Nelson 2025 President’s List
Griffin Newman 2024 President’s List
Hannah Newman 2024 President’s List
Malick Ngwana 2024 President’s List
Olivia O’Brien 2025 President’s List
Molly O’Connor 2022 President’s List
Gabriela Oconitrillo 2024 President’s List
Keenan Olsen 2024 President’s List
Anika Olson 2023 President’s List
Philip Olson 2025 President’s List
Nick Osgood 2024 President’s List
Sydney Osterdyk 2022 President’s List
Isabella Paidosh 2023 President’s List
Kieran Paidosh 2023 President’s List
Kristian Palattao 2024 President’s List
Derek Pass 2022 President’s List
Jessica Pass 2025 President’s List
Hailey Pavelka 2022 President’s List
Makenzie Pavelka 2022 President’s List
My-Linh Pavelka 2022 President’s List
Abigail Road Pawelek 2025 President’s List
Leo Penny 2023 President’s List
Chloe Perrin-Smith 2024 President’s List
Pearl Phillips 2022 President’s List
Elijah Pitner 2024 President’s List
Ariana Radel 2025 President’s List
Mark Rahn 2022 President’s List
Alexandra Raw 2025 President’s List
Thomas Red Wing 2024 President’s List
Paula Rica Andres 2022 President’s List
Addison Rice 2025 President’s List
Michael Richardson 2025 President’s List
Michael Richelsen 2023 President’s List
Jodie Rief 2023 President’s List
Abigail Ries 2024 President’s List
Ellen Ries 2022 President’s List
Nicole Roper 2023 President’s List
Kathryn Rothstein 2025 President’s List
Shannon Rothstein 2023 President’s List
Nadia Rustowicz 2023 President’s List
Luke Sabart 2023 President’s List
Olivia Sadowski 2022 President’s List
William Sandefur 2025 President’s List
Margaret Santini 2025 President’s List
Matthew Santini 2022 President’s List
Kiera Schmeling 2024 President’s List
Tayah Schmidt 2025 President’s List
Tyler Schmit 2025 President’s List
Lucas Schoenecker 2022 President’s List
Alexander Schrupp 2022 President’s List
Emma Schuele 2022 President’s List
Zoe Schuele 2024 President’s List
Allison Schumacher 2022 President’s List
Samantha Schumacher 2025 President’s List
Caitlin Sieve 2024 President’s List
Kellen Sieve 2023 President’s List
Charles Smith 2024 President’s List
Macey Smith 2025 President’s List
Dylan Spalding 2024 President’s List
Rachel Spoden 2025 President’s List
Nicholas Stallock 2023 President’s List
Janielle Stanoch 2023 President’s List
Melanie Stewart-Hester 2023 President’s List
James Super 2024 President’s List
Laura Theis 2022 President’s List
Trevor Thode 2024 President’s List
Emmett Thuli 2022 President’s List
Rachel Thurk 2022 President’s List
Ryan Thurk 2022 President’s List
Joseph Tinucci 2022 President’s List
Elise Torborg 2022 President’s List
Ella Tracy 2024 President’s List
Henry Trcka 2025 President’s List
Samuel Treat 2024 President’s List
Greta Tupa Clark 2025 President’s List
Justina Valentini 2023 President’s List
Isabel Van Eyll 2023 President’s List
Matilyn Vollmer 2025 President’s List
Lillian Wallace 2025 President’s List
Cela Watkins 2022 President’s List
Lauren Westerhaus 2025 President’s List
Rubie Wicka 2024 President’s List
Bryce Wiitala 2025 President’s List
Madeleine Wiitala 2023 President’s List
Jack Willenbring 2025 President’s List
Ethan Williams 2024 President’s List
Lorelei Wilson 2023 President’s List
Elizabeth Witcombe 2023 President’s List
Luciana Witcombe 2025 President’s List
Evan Woytcke 2025 President’s List
Kayla Woytcke 2022 President’s List
Mariana Yanta 2022 President’s List
Desray Anne Zamora 2025 President’s List
Sophia Zay 2024 President’s List
Benedict Zweber 2024 President’s List

 

Principal’s List: 3.443 – 3.799 GPA

Ella Augustyn 2024 Principal’s List
Kamea Bale 2024 Principal’s List
Benjamin Barth 2025 Principal’s List
Greta Bills 2025 Principal’s List
Brennen Bollig 2023 Principal’s List
Nicole Bowlin 2022 Principal’s List
Nicolas Briden 2025 Principal’s List
Gavin Burke 2025 Principal’s List
Jacob Cameron 2022 Principal’s List
Joseph Charpentier 2024 Principal’s List
Caroline Cronin 2022 Principal’s List
Braylon Cummings 2023 Principal’s List
Lydia Dauwalter 2024 Principal’s List
Dominic Donato 2025 Principal’s List
John Donovan 2024 Principal’s List
Catherine Dueck 2024 Principal’s List
William Dunlap 2025 Principal’s List
Caden Farmer 2025 Principal’s List
Isaac Fassil 2022 Principal’s List
Yewbdar Fassil 2024 Principal’s List
Emily Fenger 2025 Principal’s List
Emma Ferguson 2024 Principal’s List
Michael Frost 2023 Principal’s List
Ellanore Galvin 2024 Principal’s List
Charles Garlets 2025 Principal’s List
Mario Gomez 2022 Principal’s List
Sawyer Graubins 2025 Principal’s List
Zoe Griffin 2023 Principal’s List
James Guillemette 2025 Principal’s List
John Guillemette 2025 Principal’s List
Bree Hallson 2024 Principal’s List
Madelyn Helmstetter 2023 Principal’s List
Leo Hertel 2024 Principal’s List
Cooper Huson 2023 Principal’s List
Johnathan Hussey 2023 Principal’s List
Quinn Johander 2023 Principal’s List
Rose Johnston 2023 Principal’s List
Nicholas Jorissen 2023 Principal’s List
Sydney Keen 2024 Principal’s List
Alexander Ketchem 2024 Principal’s List
Matthew King 2024 Principal’s List
Jackson Klamm 2025 Principal’s List
Judith Kohrman 2025 Principal’s List
Alexa Krienke 2025 Principal’s List
Paige Kroll 2025 Principal’s List
Lillian Kunkel 2024 Principal’s List
Jocelyn Land 2024 Principal’s List
Grayson Limke 2023 Principal’s List
Edward Linn 2024 Principal’s List
Ana Lopez Polls 2023 Principal’s List
Zachery Lorusso 2022 Principal’s List
Jackson Lund 2023 Principal’s List
Brynn Martin 2022 Principal’s List
Grace Martin 2023 Principal’s List
William McDonald 2023 Principal’s List
Ryan McPartland 2025 Principal’s List
Harold Mellen 2025 Principal’s List
Lauren Mendoza 2023 Principal’s List
Keira Mertz 2025 Principal’s List
Elin Miller 2025 Principal’s List
Madeline Morgan 2022 Principal’s List
MacKenzie Moss 2022 Principal’s List
Ruby Moya Velazquez 2022 Principal’s List
Sofia Neve 2024 Principal’s List
Lucia Numelin 2025 Principal’s List
Eric Oconitrillo 2023 Principal’s List
Noah Pabich 2025 Principal’s List
Olivia Paidosh 2023 Principal’s List
Holden Pajor 2025 Principal’s List
Logan Paulsen 2023 Principal’s List
Isabelle Paulson 2024 Principal’s List
Drew Pearson 2022 Principal’s List
Jameson Quinn 2024 Principal’s List
Apryl Reynolds 2025 Principal’s List
Julia Riley 2024 Principal’s List
Paloma Rios Raya 2024 Principal’s List
Drew Roelofs 2024 Principal’s List
Simone Roman Vega 2024 Principal’s List
Bennett Russo 2023 Principal’s List
Kathryn Savoie 2022 Principal’s List
Caroline Schaefer 2024 Principal’s List
Lily Schaffer 2024 Principal’s List
Sophia Schlegel 2024 Principal’s List
Heather Schoen 2025 Principal’s List
Amanda Seck 2024 Principal’s List
Ava Shirley 2025 Principal’s List
Rosalyn Smyth 2025 Principal’s List
Brady Sorrentino 2025 Principal’s List
Sophia Terris 2025 Principal’s List
Skyler Theis 2024 Principal’s List
William Warren 2024 Principal’s List
Lauren Weigel 2024 Principal’s List
Thomas Westerhaus 2024 Principal’s List
Matthew Wideman 2022 Principal’s List
Marcus Wieneke 2022 Principal’s List
Parker Will 2023 Principal’s List
Ava Wilson 2024 Principal’s List
Kalah Worm 2025 Principal’s List
Nicholas Young 2024 Principal’s List

 

Honor Roll List: 3.000 – 3.442 GPA

Thomas Agerland 2023 Honor Roll
Andrew Athmann 2024 Honor Roll
Christian Baker 2025 Honor Roll
Jackson Baker 2024 Honor Roll
Julia Baskfield 2025 Honor Roll
Zachary Beddor 2025 Honor Roll
Ella Blackowiak 2024 Honor Roll
Nicholas Blood 2022 Honor Roll
Addison Bollig 2025 Honor Roll
Hanna Bush 2022 Honor Roll
Thomas Carraux 2023 Honor Roll
Briar Charchenko 2022 Honor Roll
Matthew Chromy 2022 Honor Roll
Reagan Cizek 2022 Honor Roll
Ethan Conti 2022 Honor Roll
Evan Cook 2023 Honor Roll
Banner Craven 2023 Honor Roll
Cameron Dean 2025 Honor Roll
Alex Doshan 2024 Honor Roll
Mason Fasching 2024 Honor Roll
Cullen Flannery 2024 Honor Roll
Meg Folkens 2023 Honor Roll
Hunter Friedrich 2024 Honor Roll
Mary Furlong 2022 Honor Roll
Miguel Gaeta 2024 Honor Roll
Sophia Gall 2024 Honor Roll
Andre Garcia 2023 Honor Roll
Holly Gerken 2025 Honor Roll
Ethan Hall 2023 Honor Roll
Drew Hallson 2024 Honor Roll
Genevieve Hartmann 2024 Honor Roll
Davis Hoffmann 2024 Honor Roll
Kaitlyn Jacobs 2023 Honor Roll
Emma James 2025 Honor Roll
Anna Johnson 2023 Honor Roll
Elizabeth Kroening 2024 Honor Roll
Gabrielle Legg 2024 Honor Roll
Ethan Livermore 2022 Honor Roll
Isaac Lund 2024 Honor Roll
William Maass 2023 Honor Roll
Meghan Mahoney 2025 Honor Roll
Tyler Manning 2024 Honor Roll
Anthony Marschall 2024 Honor Roll
Abraham Melek 2022 Honor Roll
Evelyn Miller 2022 Honor Roll
Carson Moe 2025 Honor Roll
George Moran 2025 Honor Roll
Aidan Mulheran 2025 Honor Roll
Thomas Mulheran 2022 Honor Roll
Griffin Murray 2025 Honor Roll
Berkley Neubauer 2024 Honor Roll
Gavin O’Donnell 2024 Honor Roll
Finnian Olsen 2023 Honor Roll
Adia Patterson 2024 Honor Roll
Brody Paul 2024 Honor Roll
Quinn Paulsen 2025 Honor Roll
Wyatt Persful 2022 Honor Roll
Kate Pinnock 2024 Honor Roll
Brycen Pottebaum 2023 Honor Roll
Abigail Puklich 2024 Honor Roll
Grace Redlon 2024 Honor Roll
Jackson Riley 2022 Honor Roll
William Rogers 2023 Honor Roll
Jack Schaefer 2022 Honor Roll
Joseph Schmidt 2022 Honor Roll
Emily Schrupp 2024 Honor Roll
Maielle Schugel 2025 Honor Roll
Kiera Setzepfandt 2025 Honor Roll
Sophia Smith 2023 Honor Roll
Ayden Soltis 2024 Honor Roll
Aaron Sorkin 2024 Honor Roll
Cole Spoden 2022 Honor Roll
Megan Stevens 2023 Honor Roll
Jack Stratman 2023 Honor Roll
Benjamin Strezo 2023 Honor Roll
Ellie Sturgess 2025 Honor Roll
Danielle Sutcliffe 2023 Honor Roll
Nora Swartzbaugh 2025 Honor Roll
Jack Theriault 2024 Honor Roll
Lauren Toth 2025 Honor Roll
Ally Wamhoff 2024 Honor Roll
Preslee Welu 2025 Honor Roll
Gavin Wilson 2024 Honor Roll
Georgia Wilson 2025 Honor Roll
Ian Woitalla-Laughlin 2025 Honor Roll
Mia Worrell 2024 Honor Roll
Chloe Wright 2023 Honor Roll
Emily Zhou 2022 Honor Roll

 

Jan 01

New Business Program Launching

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Holy Family Business Program Launches Next Year!

Holy Family Catholic High School is excited to announce the addition of a complete business program beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year! 

Data collected from senior exit interviews and the National Student Clearinghouse tells us that one-third of our alumni pursue degrees in business. Many more move from other careers into business opportunities. With this information in hand, we have spent the last year reviewing and working with our current business instructor, Mr. Robb Richter, creating more opportunities for students to learn about the world of business.

In the 2022-2023 school year, Holy Family’s business curriculum will include two new courses—Accounting and Introduction to Business Management—and the current offering, The Psychology of Marketing. The expanded business program creates additional classes in the 2023-2024 academic year and opportunities for co-curricular and real-life experiences. Offerings from other departments such as Economics & Personal Finance, Computer Applications 1 and 2, and World Languages will complement the formalized business offerings.

Our college preparatory curriculum has always prepared our students to attend the best business schools in the nation. Now, our graduates interested in pursuing business degrees will have the additional advantage of beginning their college careers with a broad scope of knowledge and emerging business acumen.

Jan 01

Scholarships for Incoming Students

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Middle School Matters! Let’s talk scholarships.

Let’s talk SCHOLARSHIPS, and the huge opportunity they provide families with students attending Holy Family Catholic High School.

Each year Holy Family awards a number of scholarships and grants to incoming students. These awards ease tuition costs, while also rewarding students for their past success and future potential.

“We’ve put our money where our mouth is with this program,” says Scott Breimhorst, Vice President for Enrollment and School Partnerships. “We have dedicated significant financial resources to these scholarships to ensure a broad application of funds is possible.”

For those who like hard numbers, consider these facts:

  • 9X. Holy Family scholarship and grant offerings are trending up with many added during the last three school years. Students may apply for more than one scholarship in the areas they feel most appropriate. Most are awarded to multiple students each year.
  • 3 Categories. 1) Merit Scholarships are earned by students that have already achieved and excelled in middle school, and show potential for future success. 2) Qualifying Scholarships are for students meeting specific criteria, such as coming from one particular middle school.  3) Grants are awarded to families meeting qualifying criteria.
  • Stackable and Renewable. Many scholarships and grants are awarded to multiple students each year. Also, most scholarships are renewable annually for four years, and students can apply for up two different merit scholarships.
  • Lots of Zeros. Annual awards range from $500-$3,000. Multiply by four years, and they grow to several thousands of dollars in tuition savings!

“It is absolutely in every incoming ninth grader’s best interest to apply,” Breimhorst adds. “With the variety of areas covered in our merit scholarship program, we have the ability to reach many families. Why not give it a shot?”

Before breaking down each scholarship opportunity available to incoming students, here are some essential yet critical things to know:

  • Holy Family Enrollment. Before applying for scholarships or grants, students complete the Application for Enrollment.  Incoming ninth-grade students must also take the High School Placement Test given in January.
  • Categories. Scholarships are available for academic achievement, leadership, volunteerism, and involvement in extracurricular activities except for athletics. 
  • January 23 is the priority deadline for applications. Don’t wait until last minute. Several scholarships require an essay or plan. These take thought and polishing. Students meeting the January 23 deadline receive first consideration.  Applications received after that date may be eligible if funds are still available.
  • Financial Assistance Applications. For most scholarships and grants, the TADS application for financial assistance is not required. But some do require this application. If so, be sure to complete it by January 23.
  • We have streamlined the application process and students need only submit a single application essay, even if they are applying for multiple scholarships.

Now that the official stuff is out of the way, here’s a look at all Holy Family scholarship and grant opportunities. Any way you add it up, these are a win for Holy Family students and families.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Students intending to apply for Holy Family Merit Scholarships must complete the Holy Family Placement Test.

President’s Award for Academic Achievement

Award: $500-$1,500 per year

Who Should Apply: Students with proven academic success in middle school or other high schools.

Who’s Eligible: Incoming 9th-grade students and transfer students

You’ll want to know:

Fine Arts Scholarship

Award: $500-$1,500 per year

Who Should Apply: Students who have participated and excelled in art, music or theater, and plan to make it a significant part of their Holy Family experience.

Who’s Eligible: Incoming 9th-grade students and transfer students

You’ll want to know:

  • Scholarship requires a Merit Scholarship Application
  • Criteria for selection include a student’s past involvement and experience in arts programs, accomplishments in arts programs, and a written statement of “passion for the arts.”
  • Annually renews if a student continues to participate in Holy Family fine arts programs. 

Founders’ Scholarship for Leaders

Award: $500-$1,500 per year

Who Should Apply: Students whose leadership has positively impacted the lives of fellow students, their community, and the world.

Who’s Eligible: Incoming 9th-grade students and transfer students

You’ll want to know:

St. John Baptist De La Salle Award

Award: $500-$1,500 per year

Who Should Apply: Students dedicated to service and have made an impact on their school, local community, or church.

Who’s Eligible: Incoming 9th-grade students and transfer students

You’ll want to know:

GRANTS

Catholic Parish and School Staff Discount

Holy Family Catholic High School is excited to provide a 30% tuition discount program for children of Catholic parish and Pre-K-8 school full-time staff members. Part-time staff members are a pro-rated discount based on their FTE.

Award:  30% of Tuition

Who Should Apply: Staff Members of Catholic Parishes and Schools

Who’s Eligible: Staff Members of Catholic Parishes and Schools

You’ll want to know:

  • Check the box on the scholarship application.
  • Also eligible for other scholarship or tuition assistance awards

QUALIFYING SCHOLARSHIPS

Ignite the Fire Scholarship

Award: $1,000-$2,500 per year

Who Should Apply: Students who are active in programs and activities, plus have maintained a 3.5 GPA while attending middle school.

Who’s Eligible: Incoming 9th-grade students attending Holy Family with at least one recipient having attended St. Hubert School.

You’ll want to know:

  • Scholarship requires a separate application.
  • Students must articulate a plan for remaining active in Holy Family extracurricular activities.
  • Annually renews if a student maintains a 3.25 GPA at Holy Family. 
  • Must demonstrate financial need via TADS application

Click HERE if you are a St. Hubert family or meet the criteria with an application on file and would like to apply for the Ignite the Fire Scholarship.

Flaherty Family Foundation

Award: Determined on a case-by-case basis

Who Should Apply: Highly motivated students with high potential and significant economic needs determined by TADS; positive contributor to the community.

Who’s Eligible: Students with a 3.5 middle school GPA meeting needs determined by TADS from a household with an annual income below $70,000.

You’ll want to know:

  • Families must complete a TADS application. Those meeting criteria are invited to complete the foundation’s application.
  • Annually renews by foundation if similar standards are met each year.

Hildebrandt Family Scholarship

Award: $1,500-$3,000 per year

Who Should Apply: Incoming 9th-grade students attending public middle schools.

Who’s Eligible: Students attending public middle schools 

You’ll want to know:

  • Apply using the universal scholarship application.
  • Annually renews for students maintaining good academic standing.

Click HERE if you are an incoming student from a public school and would like to apply for the Hildebrandt Family Scholarship.

Radick Family Scholarship

Award: Up to $2,000 per year

Who Should Apply: Former Guardian Angels Catholic School and St. John the Baptist School families in Jordan who apply to HFCHS and demonstrate financial need (via TADS application) are eligible for this scholarship annually through the Radick Family Scholarship, in addition to tuition assistance that may be awarded by Holy Family. The Radick Family seeks to support Catholic education for all families through this scholarship.

Who’s Eligible: Former Guardian Angels Catholic School and St. John the Baptist School families

You’ll want to know:

  • Families must complete a TADS application
  • Applicants may also qualify for additional tuition assistance.
  • A separate application is not required. 
  • Annually renews if similar standards are met each year.

Greg Osterdyk Memorial Scholarship

Who Should Apply: Families who are bearing the burden of having lost a parent.

Who’s Eligible: Fire26 families who have lost a parent.

You’ll want to know:

  • Applicants may also qualify for additional tuition assistance.
  • A separate application is not required. 
  • Annually renews if similar standards are met each year.

Angie Quinn Memorial Scholarship 

Who Should Apply:

Angie was the mother of two Holy Family students, an educator, a coach, advocate, and supporter of youth extracurricular activities. She was also a strong believer in the positive life-long impact and benefit of a Catholic education and of belonging to this special school family. Her family, friends and the community honor her legacy through these scholarships.

The Angie Quinn Memorial Scholarship Fund supports access for students who will thrive as members of the HF community. To qualify, the applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined through TADS and possess high academic potential – minimum GPA 3.25 (middle school & HFCHS). Scholarships are renewable annually, and students must remain in good standing academically (3.25 GPA) and in moral character.

Applicants must submit a scholarship essay, and will be rated based upon the following characteristics:

  • Positive personal values and character
  • Active contributor to the community, now and in the future
  • Plans for positive engagement in extracurricular activities at Holy Family Catholic High School

As an educator with experience working with students of diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds, growth in diversity at Holy Family was important to Angie. Students of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

Who’s Eligible: Fire26 families 

You’ll want to know:

  • Applicants may also qualify for additional tuition assistance.
  • A separate application is not required. 
  • Annually renews if similar standards are met each year.

Apply by January 23 by clicking on the button below

Jan 01

The Inside Scoop on Holy Family Placement Tests

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Inside Scoop on Placement Tests: What to Know & Why to Go

FIRE 26 Families—mark January 8 on your calendar and highlight it in yellow. This is the date for Holy Family Catholic High School Placement Tests for all incoming ninth-grade students. It is your student’s first step to securing a successful academic future at Holy Family.

Parents sometimes have questions about our Placement Tests.

  • Why do students take them?
  • How is the information used?
  • What if my student has a bad testing day?

To help answer these questions, and many more, we are sharing this list of helpful answers. It should give you a complete picture of why Holy Family Placement Testing ensures every student has academic opportunities that uniquely fit his or her needs, interests and strengths.

Q: Is there a difference between an entrance exam and a placement test?

HF: Yes. Typically entrance exam scores are used to determine acceptance into a school. Holy Family does not use entrance exams. Instead, we offer placement tests for incoming freshmen with the goal of placing students in a course level where they can experience success.

Q: Is there only one placement test?

HF: We offer three placement tests:

  • Incoming Freshman Placement Test — Broad scope of topics for all incoming freshmen.
  • Math Placement Test — Required for students interested in courses beyond Algebra I.
  • World Language Placement Test — Required for students interested in taking a foreign language beyond the first level course.

Q: What are the dates for this year’s exams?

HF: The placement tests are scheduled for these dates:

  • The High School Placement Test (STS’ High School Placement Test—HSPT®) given to all incoming ninth-grade students is January 8, 2022 beginning at 8 a.m. (please arrive by 7:50 a.m.)
  • Math Placement Test is held in early June beginning at 9 a.m (please arrive by 8:50 a.m.)
  • World Language Placement Tests are scheduled on an individual basis throughout the summer.

Q: What are the test fees?

HF: The Freshman Placement Test is $25. This fee is waived if there is already an Application for Enrollment on file. There are no fees for the Math or World Language Placement Tests.

Q: How is the STSHigh School Placement Test (HSPT®) used?

HF: The test results are utilized in two ways:

  • Provide staff with a clearer academic view of the incoming class. It allows the administration to make staff and curriculum adjustments to suit the needs of the class as a whole.
  • Help identify students who need extra academic support or can benefit from encouragement to broaden their academic horizons.

Q: What subject matters does the High School Placement Test include?

HF: The exam covers a broad scope of topics, including, but not limited to: reading comprehension, vocabulary, literary elements, punctuation, spelling, measurements, area, volume, mean and functions. More information can be found on the STS’ High School Placement Test (HSPT®) website.

Q: But wait! If the Math and World Language Placement Tests are conducted after the February 2022 class registration date, how will we know which math and language classes to register for?

HF: Students should register for the math and world language classes that they intend to take in the coming fall. Once placement test results are in, students can make adjustments to their class schedule if necessary. 

Q: Does every student have to take a Math Placement Test, and is it the only factor used in placing a student in a math class?

HF: Only incoming ninth-grade students who want to register for math classes higher than Algebra I take the Math Placement Test. There are three test options: Geometry, Algebra II or a higher-level math course. Individual circumstances can be reviewed during the process to decide which test is right for a student.

Q: How can my student prepare for the Math Placement Test?

HF: There are math review packets at http://www.hfchs.org/math-placement-faq/  available online, and we host weekend review sessions prior to the placement test.

Q: Who must take a World Language Placement Test?

HF: Only incoming ninth-grade students who want to register for second year or higher Italian, Latin or Spanish courses take the exam for their language of choice.

Q: How can my child prepare for a World Language Placement Test?

HF: Students should review materials from their previous world language classes.

Q: Can a student take a science/engineering placement test?

HF: All ninth-grade students begin their science discovery with biology, and engineering studies begin in our Technology Studies program. Holy Family offers a pre-engineering course to eighth-grade students. Students who successfully complete the course earn a Holy Family semester technology credit, giving them the opportunity to take Engineering II during their freshman year and compete with our robotics team.

Q: If we have a question about where our student has been placed after receiving test results, what do we do?

HF: Let’s talk about it. Our staff welcomes dialogue with parents and students to ensure we are all on the same page. We want all students to be successful—not overwhelmed or unchallenged. If, for example, a student is on the border of testing into a higher-level math class, there is an opportunity to be re-evaluated through a summer course.

Q: If my student is placed in a class and it becomes clear early in the first quarter that it’s not the right fit, can he or she be moved up or down a level?

HF: Flexibility is important when it comes to finding the right fit for students. We encourage families to contact the student’s teacher and counselor to discuss challenges the student is facing. Often one-on-one sessions with the teacher bring the student up to speed. If the family, counselor and teacher determine a move to a less challenging course is necessary, we’ll do our best to accommodate the change with the least amount of disruption to the student’s overall class schedule.

Q: Do any of the test results move students into Advanced Placement (AP) or Honors classes?

HF: Generally the only Honors option offered to ninth-grade students is in mathematics. There are exceptions. PSAT Tests, measuring readiness for college, are taken in ninth and eleventh grades and help identify AP potential.  After ninth grade, teachers will recommend Honors and AP classes to students who have demonstrated the knowledge and skills to be successful in those courses.

Q: Do transfer students have to take any of the placement tests?

HF: Typically, no, they do not. We rely on their incoming transcripts for class placements. 

Q: If my student isn’t able to take the tests on the scheduled dates, are there make-up sessions?

HF: Absolutely! Those with conflicts on the date of The High School Placement Test should contact Scott Breimhorst at breimhorsts@hfchs.org. Contact the school office at 952-443-4659 to make arrangements for another summer test date for math and world language tests. It is recommended that the math test is taken in early June.

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Ask about Placement Tests and we will include the response anonymously for other FIRE 26 families to see. Send your question to breimhorsts@hfchs.org

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Jan 01

Melissa Livermore Named Distinguished Lasallian Educator

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Holy Family Assistant Principal Melissa Livermore was awarded the Distinguished Lasallian Educator for the Christian Brothers Midwest District. Distinguished Lasallian Educators (DLE) were honored during the opening session of the 48th annual Huether Lasallian Conference on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The DLEs represent the Districts of Eastern North America, Francophone Canada, Midwest, and San Francisco New Orleans. Recipients were selected by their ministries and recognized for their exceptional work in touching the hearts and minds of their students, often leaving a lasting impression that makes a difference in the world.

Image of Melissa Livermore receiving DLE
Melissa Livermore was presented the DLE Award at the 2021 Huether Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Melissa Livermore began her career at Holy Family Catholic High School in 2001 and quickly embraced the Lasallian mission when Holy Family joined the Lasallian community in 2004. She completed the Lasallian Social Justice Institute and quickly applied those principles inside and outside her classroom, offering generous opportunities for students to receive additional help and creating service opportunities, which included initiating international service trips to Ethiopian twinned schools.

In her current role as assistant principal for academic affairs, her leadership and zeal for relationship-building were critical components in successfully offering online learning for the final 2019-2020 term and in-person learning for the entire 2020-2021 school year. Her current work focuses on overseeing the academic needs of all students, a role she readily embraces and works diligently in to ensure all students are challenged and supported during their Holy Family journey.

Jan 01

Exciting Changes for Holy Family

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AN EXCITING MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MICHAEL BRENNAN

The momentum at Holy Family Catholic High School has never been at such a heightened level since I stepped foot on campus almost five years ago.  Enrollment and fundraising numbers are both hitting and surpassing annual goals.

The spirit and energy of our students in the extracurricular arena are unparalleled and a sight to be seen. Our entire Holy Family community has been lifted by a new bond grounded in unity and pride forged by the successful navigation of a school year no one could have imagined.

With the scoreboard showing every indication of a win, the question I have been getting for the past few months is, “What’s next, Mike?” Well, the truth is, there’s quite a bit. What I can tell you is we are not going to rest on our laurels or become complacent. The status quo is not an option.

At Holy Family, we believe that every minute matters and time not spent planning for our future and designing pathways to support our students’ very best high school experience is time wasted.

And while there are several irons in the fire heating up to achieve this end, there is one that I am particularly excited to share with our Holy Family community.

It is truly a privilege and an honor to announce that we are moving forward with a new capital campaign engineered to realize two distinct yet highly interconnected dreams for our school:

1. a significant upgrade and enhancement to our competitive athletic field and surrounding amenities, and

2. the restructuring of our debt to allow for increased investments in our educational programming, personnel, facilities, and, above all, the overall student experience.

That’s right, Holy Family, the time is ripe and we could not be more excited to begin the fundraising efforts that will yield our very own field of dreams and a new financial paradigm that will effectively reduce our annual debt servicing obligations by half!

Overview of the complex

This bold plan, coupled with the generosity of benefactors, will fulfill the dreams of so many students, parents, alumni, donors, and friends who desire an activities complex that serves multiple sports programs, clubs, physical education classes, community gathering events, and outreach to our Catholic elementary partner schools.  It will also provide the resources to successfully restructure our debt – a necessary burden acquired in 1999 to purchase these 72 acres of property and construct our existing facility and the school we all love.

When does this all happen?  It is happening now.

For the last two years, behind-the-scenes efforts of school leadership have involved both envisioning this end goal as well as designing the mechanics to achieve it. In the end, the cost of the entire project will be 6.5 million dollars.

Two million dollars will be specifically directed towards reducing principal, dollar for dollar, and serving as a down payment in the restructuring of our debt in September 2022 when our bond becomes callable. 4.5 million dollars will be used to apply synthetic turf to our competition field, install permanent bleachers for both home and away spectators, add restroom facilities, construct a community gathering plaza on “the hill,” build a welcoming gated entrance into the complex, rework the concessions area, resurface the existing track, and add new lighting, fencing, and much-needed storage.

We will continue to aggressively raise dollars for the project until we have commitments for the entire amount.  Our development team’s goal is to identify all project dollars by October 2022 and complete the activities complex by August of 2023.

Of course, breaking ground will directly depend on the success of these fundraising efforts.  We are confident and prayerful that our community will continue to support the mission and vision at Holy Family and help us complete our largest building initiative since Holy Family opened its doors in the year 2000.

I’ll keep you updated on the status of the capital campaign with emails and article in future issues of Passages. If you’d like to find out how you can be a part of this campaign today, please contact our Chief Development Officer Jack Kelly at kellyj@hfchs.org.

Go FIRE!

The complex will also include improved fan seating, restroom facilities, and concessions along with a community plaza.

Jan 01

Holy Family Swimmers Head to State

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Mound Westonka – Holy Family Girls Swim and Dive

Section 3A Championships

November 11 and 13, 2021

By: K. Thomes

For high school swim and dive teams, the path to the MSHSL State Tournament begins and ends at the Section Championship meet. This two-day event includes preliminary races on day 1, with the top 16 finishers in each event invited to return for finals races on day 2. Earning a state-qualifying time in a finals event race is the sole opportunity to qualify for the state meet.

The Mound Westonka – Holy Family (MWHF) Girls Swim and Dive team was one of 11 teams competing in the Section 3A Championships in Willmar on November 11 and 13. Coach Ben Hanson’s team finished 5th overall and will send 7 swimmers to the MSHSL State Meet at the University of Minnesota November 19-20.

Holy Family Swimmers Ellen and Abigail Reis are headed to the state tournment.

Hanson pulled together a trio of MSHSL State Tournament qualifying relay teams. The 200 Medley Relay team of Kristin Collins (JR), Kate Johnson (JR), Annie Springer (SR, Captain), and Jaylyn Storm (JR) had a 3rd place finish (1:50:24). The 200 Freestyle Relay also finished 3rd (1.40.77), advancing Johnston, Annemarie Johnson (FR), Ellen Ries (SR, Captain), and Storm to the State Tournament. E. Ries, Johnson, Abigail Ries (SO), and Springer earned their ticket to State with a 5th place finish (3.42.47) in the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Five MWHF swimmers advanced to the State Tournament in individual events; Storm (JR) in the 50 Freestyle (24.47, 2nd place) and the 100 Freestyle (54.26, 5th place), E. Ries in the 500 Freestyle (5.24.44, 4th place); Johnston in the 100 Breaststroke (1.06.51, 2nd place), Johnson in the 100 Breaststroke (1.08.36, 3rd place) and Springer in the 100 Butterfly (59.87, 4th place).

Other individual competitors in the Section 3A event finals included E. Ries in the 200 Freestyle earning a 5th place finish (1.58.82) just 0:00:82 over the state qualifying time. Also, in the 200 Freestyle, Johnson finished 9th (2.02.93), Courtney French (JR) was 10th, and Collins finished 12th (2.09.59). Springer finished 10th in the 200 Individual Medley (2.18.76) with A. Ries 13th (2.24.68). Johnston finished 14th in the 50 Freestyle (25.91), and French placed 13th in the 500 Freestyle (5.44.97). Collins placed 13th in the 100 Backstroke (1.05.08), with Hanna Hall (SR, Captain) finishing the 100 Breaststroke in 12th. Kathryn Collins (SR, Captain) took 15th in the 100 Butterfly (1.03.86).

Sophomore Catherine Dueck withdrew from the competition after the preliminary races due to illness. Dueck’s preliminary races earned her a 3rd place seed in the 200 Individual Medley (2.14.57) and 4th in the 100 Freestyle (54.51). Dueck’s 200 Individual Medley time in the preliminary race met the state qualifying time, though only races swam in Finals allow advancement to the State Meet.

Diver Bailey Monette (7th grade) earned 302.00 points for the 20 dives completed over the two days. Monette placed 5th, just 0.95 points behind the 4th place finisher. The top 4 divers advance to the State Meet.

Here are the results for Holy Family athletes competing in the section championship.

Ellen Ries
500 Freestyle – State Qualifier
200 Freestyle Relay – State Qualifier
400 Freestyle Relay – State Qualifier
200 Freestyle  – 5th place

Abigail Ries
400 Freestyle Relay – State Qualifier
200 Individual Medley – 13th place
100 Breaststroke – 22nd place

Courtney French
200 Freestyle – 10th place
500 Freestyle – 13th place

Cathryn Dueck – withdrew prior to finals due to illness, likely State Qualifier in all events
200 Individual Medley – 3rd place after prelims
100 Freestyle – 4th place after prelims
200 Freestyle Relay– 4th place after prelims
400 Freestyle Relay – would have been on State Qualifying Team

The next meet is MSHSL State Tournament, University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center: November 18-20

Jan 01

2021-22 First Quarter Honor Roll

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Holy Family Catholic High School is proud to announce its  2021-22 First Quarter Academic Honor Roll.  Almost 80% of our student body earned merit on the honor roll by achieving the following grade point averages: 3.800 – 4.330- President’s List; 3.443 – 3.799– Principal’s List; and 3.000 – 3.442 for Honor Roll.

President’s List: 3.800 – 4.330

2023 Maider Agirre San Martin President’s List
2024 Robert Alexander President’s List
2022 Julia Anderson President’s List
2022 Katherine Anseth President’s List
2024 Emma Augustyn President’s List
2022 Jack Barth President’s List
2022 Brooke Batker President’s List
2023 Jack Bauer President’s List
2024 Leah Beach President’s List
2025 Zachry Beach President’s List
2022 Alexander Beer President’s List
2025 Natalia Bellefy President’s List
2023 Anton Bernaski President’s List
2023 Sophia Boockmeier President’s List
2023 Elijah Bresnan President’s List
2024 Kate Buchholz President’s List
2024 Jacob Burlage President’s List
2022 Isabel Busch President’s List
2023 Eleanor Bush President’s List
2022 Jacob Cameron President’s List
2025 Lucy Carraux President’s List
2022 Nicholas Charpentier President’s List
2022 Alex Cherry President’s List
2023 Sarah Chromy President’s List
2022 Austin Clifford President’s List
2025 Jacob Clifford President’s List
2022 Ryley Covington President’s List
2025 Casey Cronin President’s List
2025 Brianna DeLorenzo President’s List
2025 Allison Diminnie President’s List
2022 Edward Diminnie President’s List
2024 Margaret Dowling President’s List
2024 Jack Egenes President’s List
2022 Dylan Ehlers President’s List
2023 Josephine Elsner President’s List
2023 Rebecca Ernst President’s List
2025 Audrey Fahey President’s List
2024 Daniel Fahey President’s List
2024 Mason Fasching President’s List
2022 Isaac Fassil President’s List
2024 Jocelyn Fette President’s List
2022 Charles Ficek President’s List
2025 Elias Foudray President’s List
2023 Kaellan Foudray President’s List
2023 Courtney French President’s List
2024 Vivian French President’s List
2023 Michael Frost President’s List
2023 Karli Gagnon President’s List
2023 Benjamin Gallus President’s List
2025 Charles Garlets President’s List
2023 Michael Garlets President’s List
2022 Luke Geadelmann President’s List
2025 Maren Grussing President’s List
2025 Hayden Guggemos President’s List
2025 Grace Guyer President’s List
2023 Olivia Guyer President’s List
2023 Sophia Hall President’s List
2025 Nathan Hamilton President’s List
2022 Sophia Heles President’s List
2025 Hannah Henderson President’s List
2024 Kambryn Hendrickson President’s List
2024 Mick Herron President’s List
2024 Patrick Herron President’s List
2022 Lucy Hertel President’s List
2023 Sydney Hickey President’s List
2023 Abbey Hope President’s List
2024 Ava Hopper President’s List
2025 David Hovey President’s List
2024 Angelina Huynh President’s List
2025 Sophia Jesse President’s List
2023 Dayrin Jimenez President’s List
2025 Paige Johander President’s List
2024 Phoebe Johnson President’s List
2025 Luke Kans President’s List
2024 Gabrielle Kapke President’s List
2022 Maeve Kelly President’s List
2024 Alexander Ketchem President’s List
2025 Adam Kimbrel President’s List
2024 Matthew King President’s List
2024 Andrew Klawitter President’s List
2022 Riley Knapp President’s List
2023 Ella Knewtson President’s List
2023 Taylor Koeppl President’s List
2025 Brady Krautkramer President’s List
2025 Alexa Krienke President’s List
2023 Alison Kunkel President’s List
2022 Ella Kunze President’s List
2022 Natalie Larson President’s List
2023 Kori Lenzmeier President’s List
2025 Meredith Linsley President’s List
2025 Henry Lisko President’s List
2023 Jack Lisko President’s List
2023 Mary Lizak President’s List
2024 Samuel Luessi President’s List
2022 Sophia Mackey President’s List
2024 Tamara Mackey President’s List
2025 Christina Maher President’s List
2023 Joseph Maher President’s List
2023 Sean McGaughey President’s List
2024 Sydney McGuirk President’s List
2025 Ryan McPartland President’s List
2025 Keira Mertz President’s List
2022 Shae Messner President’s List
2023 Ava Mettler President’s List
2025 Jillian Mlodozyniec President’s List
2024 Elijah Moe President’s List
2023 Emma Murphy President’s List
2025 Braedan Nelson President’s List
2024 Sofia Neve President’s List
2024 Griffin Newman President’s List
2024 Hannah Newman President’s List
2024 Malick Ngwana President’s List
2025 Lucia Numelin President’s List
2025 Olivia O’Brien President’s List
2024 Gabriela Oconitrillo President’s List
2022 Molly O’Connor President’s List
2024 Keenan Olsen President’s List
2023 Anika Olson President’s List
2025 Philip Olson President’s List
2024 Nick Osgood President’s List
2022 Sydney Osterdyk President’s List
2023 Isabella Paidosh President’s List
2023 Kieran Paidosh President’s List
2024 Kristian Palattao President’s List
2022 Derek Pass President’s List
2025 Jessica Pass President’s List
2022 Hailey Pavelka President’s List
2022 Makenzie Pavelka President’s List
2022 My-Linh Pavelka President’s List
2025 Abigail Road Pawelek President’s List
2023 Leo Penny President’s List
2024 Chloe Perrin-Smith President’s List
2022 Pearl Phillips President’s List
2024 Elijah Pitner President’s List
2025 Ariana Radel President’s List
2022 Mark Rahn President’s List
2025 Alexandra Raw President’s List
2024 Thomas Red Wing President’s List
2022 Paula Rica Andres President’s List
2025 Addison Rice President’s List
2025 Michael Richardson President’s List
2023 Michael Richelsen President’s List
2023 Jodie Rief President’s List
2024 Abigail Ries President’s List
2022 Ellen Ries President’s List
2024 Julia Riley President’s List
2024 Drew Roelofs President’s List
2025 Kathryn Rothstein President’s List
2023 Shannon Rothstein President’s List
2023 Nadia Rustowicz President’s List
2023 Luke Sabart President’s List
2022 Olivia Sadowski President’s List
2025 William Sandefur President’s List
2025 Margaret Santini President’s List
2022 Matthew Santini President’s List
2024 Caroline Schaefer President’s List
2024 Sophia Schlegel President’s List
2024 Kiera Schmeling President’s List
2025 Tayah Schmidt President’s List
2022 Lucas Schoenecker President’s List
2022 Alex Schrupp President’s List
2022 Emma Schuele President’s List
2024 Zoe Schuele President’s List
2025 Samantha Schumacher President’s List
2025 Ava Shirley President’s List
2024 Caitlin Sieve President’s List
2023 Kellen Sieve President’s List
2024 Charles Smith President’s List
2025 Macey Smith President’s List
2024 Dylan Spalding President’s List
2025 Rachel Spoden President’s List
2023 Nicholas Stallock President’s List
2023 Janielle Stanoch President’s List
2023 Melanie Stewart-Hester President’s List
2023 Benjamin Strezo President’s List
2024 James Super President’s List
2025 Sophia Terris President’s List
2022 Laura Theis President’s List
2024 Trevor Thode President’s List
2022 Tyler Thode President’s List
2022 Emmett Thuli President’s List
2022 Rachel Thurk President’s List
2022 Ryan Thurk President’s List
2022 Elise Torborg President’s List
2024 Ella Tracy President’s List
2025 Henry Trcka President’s List
2024 Samuel Treat President’s List
2025 Greta Tupa Clark President’s List
2023 Justina Valentini President’s List
2023 Isabel Van Eyll President’s List
2025 Matilyn Vollmer President’s List
2025 Lillian Wallace President’s List
2022 Cela Watkins President’s List
2024 Lauren Weigel President’s List
2025 Lauren Westerhaus President’s List
2024 Rubie Wicka President’s List
2022 Matthew Wideman President’s List
2025 Bryce Wiitala President’s List
2023 Madeleine Wiitala President’s List
2025 Jack Willenbring President’s List
2024 Ethan Williams President’s List
2023 Lorelei Wilson President’s List
2023 Elizabeth Witcombe President’s List
2025 Luciana Witcombe President’s List
2025 Kalah Worm President’s List
2025 Evan Woytcke President’s List
2025 Desray Anne Zamora President’s List
2024 Sophia Zay President’s List

 

Principal’s List: 3.443 – 3.799 GPA

2024 Matilda Abercrombie Principal’s List
2023 Thomas Agerland Principal’s List
2022 Sydney Ames Principal’s List
2024 Andrew Athmann Principal’s List
2024 Ella Augustyn Principal’s List
2024 Maggie Babler Principal’s List
2024 Kamea Bale Principal’s List
2025 Benjamin Barth Principal’s List
2025 Greta Bills Principal’s List
2022 Nicole Bowlin Principal’s List
2025 Nicolas Briden Principal’s List
2022 Hanna Bush Principal’s List
2022 Briar Charchenko Principal’s List
2024 Erik Charchenko Principal’s List
2024 Joseph Charpentier Principal’s List
2022 Matthew Chromy Principal’s List
2024 Lydia Dauwalter Principal’s List
2025 Cameron Dean Principal’s List
2023 Christopher Deavan Principal’s List
2025 Dominic Donato Principal’s List
2024 Catherine Dueck Principal’s List
2025 William Dunlap Principal’s List
2024 Beatriz Fahandezh Saddi Cantero Principal’s List
2025 Caden Farmer Principal’s List
2025 Emily Fenger Principal’s List
2024 Emma Ferguson Principal’s List
2024 Miguel Gaeta Principal’s List
2024 Sophia Gall Principal’s List
2024 Ellanore Galvin Principal’s List
2023 Andre Garcia Principal’s List
2022 Mario Gomez Principal’s List
2025 James Guillemette Principal’s List
2022 Claire Haley Principal’s List
2024 Bree Hallson Principal’s List
2024 Drew Hallson Principal’s List
2022 Grant Hayes Principal’s List
2023 Madelyn Helmstetter Principal’s List
2024 Leo Hertel Principal’s List
2025 Marcella Hoffman Principal’s List
2022 Bjorn Holm Principal’s List
2023 Cooper Huson Principal’s List
2023 Johnathan Hussey Principal’s List
2025 Emma James Principal’s List
2023 Quinn Johander Principal’s List
2023 Anna Johnson Principal’s List
2023 Rose Johnston Principal’s List
2023 Nicholas Jorissen Principal’s List
2023 Boden Kapke Principal’s List
2024 Sydney Keen Principal’s List
2025 Jackson Klamm Principal’s List
2025 Judith Kohrman Principal’s List
2025 Paige Kroll Principal’s List
2024 Lillian Kunkel Principal’s List
2024 Jocelyn Land Principal’s List
2024 Edward Linn Principal’s List
2022 Ethan Livermore Principal’s List
2023 Ana Lopez Polls Principal’s List
2022 Zachery Lorusso Principal’s List
2023 Jackson Lund Principal’s List
2023 William Maass Principal’s List
2025 Meghan Mahoney Principal’s List
2022 Sophia Markstrom Principal’s List
2024 Anthony Marschall Principal’s List
2022 Brynn Martin Principal’s List
2023 Benjamin Mechtel Principal’s List
2025 Harold Mellen Principal’s List
2023 Lauren Mendoza Principal’s List
2025 Elin Miller Principal’s List
2022 Madeline Morgan Principal’s List
2022 MacKenzie Moss Principal’s List
2022 Thomas Mulheran Principal’s List
2025 Griffin Murray Principal’s List
2025 Noah Pabich Principal’s List
2023 Olivia Paidosh Principal’s List
2025 Holden Pajor Principal’s List
2023 Logan Paulsen Principal’s List
2022 Drew Pearson Principal’s List
2024 Jameson Quinn Principal’s List
2024 Grace Redlon Principal’s List
2022 Jackson Riley Principal’s List
2024 Paloma Rios Raya Principal’s List
2024 Simone Roman Vega Principal’s List
2023 Nicole Roper Principal’s List
2023 Bennett Russo Principal’s List
2022 Kathryn Savoie Principal’s List
2022 Jack Schaefer Principal’s List
2024 Lily Schaffer Principal’s List
2022 Joseph Schmidt Principal’s List
2025 Tyler Schmit Principal’s List
2023 Keyan Schugel Principal’s List
2022 Allison Schumacher Principal’s List
2024 Amanda Seck Principal’s List
2025 Rosalyn Smyth Principal’s List
2025 Brady Sorrentino Principal’s List
2022 Joseph Tinucci Principal’s List
2025 Lauren Toth Principal’s List
2024 Ally Wamhoff Principal’s List
2024 William Warren Principal’s List
2025 Preslee Welu Principal’s List
2024 Thomas Westerhaus Principal’s List
2023 Parker Will Principal’s List
2024 Ava Wilson Principal’s List
2024 Gavin Wilson Principal’s List
2022 Kayla Woytcke Principal’s List
2022 Mariana Yanta Principal’s List
2024 Nicholas Young Principal’s List
2024 Benedict Zweber Principal’s List

Honor Roll List: 3.000 – 3.442 GPA

2025 Christian Baker Honor Roll
2024 Jackson Baker Honor Roll
2025 Julia Baskfield Honor Roll
2024 Rylan Bennett Honor Roll
2024 Ella Blackowiak Honor Roll
2022 Nicholas Blood Honor Roll
2023 Brennen Bollig Honor Roll
2025 Gavin Burke Honor Roll
2023 Thomas Carraux Honor Roll
2022 Reagan Cizek Honor Roll
2022 Ethan Conti Honor Roll
2023 Evan Cook Honor Roll
2022 Alma Corona Honor Roll
2023 Patrick Cowan Honor Roll
2022 Caroline Cronin Honor Roll
2023 Braylon Cummings Honor Roll
2022 Joseph Dahlin Honor Roll
2024 Yewbdar Fassil Honor Roll
2024 Will Fiedler Honor Roll
2024 Evan Finley Grice Honor Roll
2024 Cullen Flannery Honor Roll
2023 Evan Flynn Honor Roll
2025 Lucy Foley Honor Roll
2023 Meg Folkens Honor Roll
2024 Morgan Franck Honor Roll
2024 Hunter Friedrich Honor Roll
2024 Gavin Frye Honor Roll
2022 Mary Furlong Honor Roll
2025 Holly Gerken Honor Roll
2022 Nicholas Gess Honor Roll
2025 Sawyer Graubins Honor Roll
2023 Zoe Griffin Honor Roll
2025 Mason Grinnell Honor Roll
2025 John Guillemette Honor Roll
2025 Torrance Halloran Honor Roll
2024 Genevieve Hartmann Honor Roll
2025 Alexander Hesse Honor Roll
2024 Isabella Hocevar Honor Roll
2024 Davis Hoffmann Honor Roll
2025 Abigail Horkey Honor Roll
2022 Madison Kaiser Honor Roll
2022 Elizabeth Kamp Honor Roll
2023 Jake Kooiman Honor Roll
2024 William Krienke Honor Roll
2024 Elizabeth Kroening Honor Roll
2023 Grayson Limke Honor Roll
2024 Hailey Lofgren Honor Roll
2024 Isaac Lund Honor Roll
2024 Tyler Manning Honor Roll
2023 Grace Martin Honor Roll
2022 Graham McPhee Honor Roll
2022 Abraham Melek Honor Roll
2022 Evelyn Miller Honor Roll
2025 Carson Moe Honor Roll
2025 George Moran Honor Roll
2022 Ruby Moya Velazquez Honor Roll
2024 Berkley Neubauer Honor Roll
2022 Luke O’Brien Honor Roll
2023 Eric Oconitrillo Honor Roll
2024 Gavin O’Donnell Honor Roll
2023 Finnian Olsen Honor Roll
2024 Adia Patterson Honor Roll
2024 Brody Paul Honor Roll
2025 Quinn Paulsen Honor Roll
2024 Isabelle Paulson Honor Roll
2023 Brycen Pottebaum Honor Roll
2023 Bennett Reinhard Honor Roll
2025 Apryl Reynolds Honor Roll
2022 Lucas Rice Honor Roll
2023 Emelia Richardson Honor Roll
2023 William Rogers Honor Roll
2024 Emily Schrupp Honor Roll
2025 Maielle Schugel Honor Roll
2025 Kiera Setzepfandt Honor Roll
2024 Dominic Skaro Honor Roll
2025 Jackson Smith Honor Roll
2024 Joseph Smith Honor Roll
2023 Sophia Smith Honor Roll
2024 Ayden Soltis Honor Roll
2024 Aaron Sorkin Honor Roll
2022 Cole Spoden Honor Roll
2023 Jack Stratman Honor Roll
2025 Ellie Sturgess Honor Roll
2025 Danika Terrell Honor Roll
2024 Skyler Theis Honor Roll
2024 Jack Theriault Honor Roll
2024 John Titler Honor Roll
2022 Josue Vivanco Honor Roll
2022 Marcus Wieneke Honor Roll
2025 Georgia Wilson Honor Roll
2025 Ian Woitalla-Laughlin Honor Roll
2024 Mia Worrell Honor Roll
2023 Chloe Wright Honor Roll
2022 Yichen Zhou Honor Roll

Jan 01

Girls Soccer Advances to State

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Section 6A Girls Soccer: Holy Family Catholic advances to state in 2-1 win over Southwest Christian

Maeve Kelly, Mary Furlong score in first half for the Fire

Reprint of the Chaska Herald story with permission

Jan 01

Meet our 2022 National Merit Students

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Holy Family Catholic High School is proud to announce the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program recognizes two of our seniors, Makenzie Pavelka and Alexander Beer, as National Merit Commended Students. Out of 1.5 million entrants, roughly 34,000 earn Commended Students recognition. Congratulations to Makenzie and Alexander on their well-earned recognition! To learn more about the National Merit Scholarship program, click here.

At Holy Family, our National Merit Commended Students are more than scholars. They are active participants in school activities and generous volunteers in the broader community.

Makenzie Pavelka

2022 National Merit Commended Student Makenzie Pavelka

Name: Makenzie Pavelka

I will miss being in a learning environment where I feel supported by each and every teacher and having a school counselor who is so willing to answer any questions and chat with me at a moment’s notice.

Middle School: Shakopee Area Catholic School

Activities you are involved in at HF:

  • Girls Soccer
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Latin Club
  • Math League – State Champions 2021


Volunteer Experience
:

  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Vacation Bible School at the Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne
  • Coaching recreational soccer and assist at soccer camps at Shakopee Soccer Association

If you know your college and major and are ready to share, please include: I am not sure yet on what college I am going to attend, but I plan on studying Exercise Science or Kinesiology.

HF: Only 34,000 of all students who took the PSAT will be recognized as Commended Students. Congratulations. How did you prepare for the PSAT?
Makenzie
: I prepared by getting a good night’s sleep, eating a good breakfast, and showing up early so that I was calm and ready to go.

HF: You are also an AP student. Rigorous academic course loads can be stressful; how do you deal with that stress, and what advice do you have for students who are going through similar situations?
Makenzie: I deal with stress by talking to people I trust, like my close friends, family, and Mrs. McCoy. I also combat stress by using my planner to help manage my homework load and stay on top of studying. My advice for students going through the same situation is to remember that studying is important but so is sleep! I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night, especially before tests in AP classes (or standardized tests!) And also to use a planner to stay organized!

HF: What makes you most proud about being a National Merit commended student?
Makenzie:
I am most proud that the effort I put into academics daily was able to be displayed and recognized.

HF: What will you miss the most after you graduate from HF?
Makenzie:
I will miss being in a learning environment where I feel supported by each and every teacher and having a school counselor who is so willing to answer any questions and chat with me at a moment’s notice.

 


Alexander Beer

2022 National Merit Commended Student Alex Beer

Name: Alex Beer

Middle School: St. Hubert Catholic School

Activities you are involved in at HF:

  • Football
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Lacrosse – (Captain 2022)
  • Campus Ministry
  • Leadership Team of Transfer Student Ambassadors

Volunteer Experience:

  • Metro Area Youth Pheasants Forever Mentor
  • Member of Student Ambassador Program
  • Fire Family Visit Tour Guide

If you know your college and major and are ready to share, please include:

Interested in pursuing a Biochemistry Degree on the pre-med track.

Questions:

HF: Only 34,000 of all students who took the PSAT will be recognized as Commended Students. Congratulations. How did you prepare for the PSAT?

Alex: After taking the PSAT sophomore year at Eden Prairie and receiving a decent score, I realized that I was close to the benchmark for earning acknowledgment. With a little hard work and determination to study over the next year, I stood a real chance of achieving recognition. So, as the procrastinator in me dictates, I walked in to take the PSAT a year later cold turkey.

HF: You are also an AP student. Rigorous academic course loads can be stressful; how do you deal with that stress, and what advice do you have for students who are going through similar situations?

Alex: Three AP classes on top of three sports last year made me arrive at the mantra I now live by to manage stress – “It always gets done.” In three-plus years of high school, no matter how seemingly impossible the test or unbearable the workload, it always works itself out. The work will not do itself and there have been plenty of nights of staying up to 1:00 am after practice to finish schoolwork.  But, with hard work, a little sleep deprivation, and lots of coffee, anything is possible. The key is starting and prioritizing what matters most to you. There are sacrifices that have to be made but ask yourself what you truly value and pursue it relentlessly.

HF: What makes you most proud about being a National Merit commended student?

Alex: Being a National Merit commended student places me into a cohort of some of the best and brightest students in America. It will hopefully present opportunities that will allow me to truly offer the world the best I have. I am also hopeful it will make college hurt the wallet slightly less.

HF: What will you miss the most after you graduate from HF?

Alex: I transferred to Holy Family as a junior after attending Eden Prairie High School for two years.  In that short period of time, I feel extraordinarily fortunate to have a circle of friends, teachers and staff that I trust to have my back.  The camaraderie, loyalty and absolute trust that we all want the best for one another make this a place I look forward to coming to every day.  That is what I will miss the most.

 


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