Alumni and Parents of Alumni
Here at St. Patrick's, we watch children as they grow up. It is such a delight to see them as they become adults, experience milestones, and come back to visit. We love to watch friendships that started at St. Patrick's sustain young people through secondary school, college, young adulthood, and beyond.
Over the holiday break, our Fund-A-Scholar IDEALS Program hosted the first StPatsCHAT with our very own Kim Matthews (Bella ‘23, Tori ‘27). Families gathered via Zoom to make Kim’s Christmas Jam and Amish White Bread recipes.
Since the very first Grade 8 class at St. Patrick's, every cohort has embarked on a Civil Rights Tour as a culmination of their year of study in humanities. In 2012, members of the St. Patrick’s Grade 8 class travelled to the South on their Civil Rights tour a few weeks after meeting Rep. John Lewis in his office in Washington, D.C. After visiting John Lewis in his Congressional office, the students vowed to dedicate their trip to him. After returning to D.C., they wrote an account of their trip for him, explaining where they visited and what they learned. The class then turned this account into a book, "Dear John Lewis," which they presented to him later in the spring at Politics and Prose.
Our amazing Class of 2020 is living through a graduation season unlike any other. They share their disappointment with high school and college graduates around the world and, just like them, they are finding ways to connect, create, and celebrate. They are trying to believe those who say, "Living through a time of uncertainty will only make you stronger."
Along with former classmates Laila White '17, Katherine Moe '17, and Olivia Carnot '17—about whom we reported last week—Tia Piziali '17 and Charlotte Khuzami '17 have been nominated by their peers to be the Student of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their respective schools.