Catie Malone, DSHA '19, won the Courage Award at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's High School Sports Awards night in early May. The Courage Award recognizes individuals who don't let personal or physical challenges get in the way of the desire to be an athlete. Read Catie's nomination letter, written by DSHA cross country coach Andrew Lelinski, below. _______________________________
Divine Savior Holy Angel’s “Mosaic” program is an annual tradition in which the senior class pledges to give back to DSHA in gratitude for the past four years and to pay it forward to the next generation of Dashers.
At a special assembly led by their class spokeswomen, all seniors are asked to make a four-year Mosaic pledge. The first gift of $5 is made in their freshman year of college. In year two, it is $10, then $15, and then $20 for a total pledge of $50. The math comes to less than 4 cents a day: 4 cents a day for DSHA!
During the assembly, the senior class spokeswomen shared why they give back through Mosaic. _______________________________
This fall, DSHA took on the heavy-lift production of Les Misérables. In the planning stages of this production, DSHA Theatre Director Rhonda Schmidt had the vision to offer three young women the leadership role of Student Assistant Director.Ale Razo, DSHA ’20, shares her first-person experience as one these directors – and how her research, hard work, and vision helped shaped a show to remember. This piece was pulled from the spring issue of The Word. _______________________________
In honor of the class of 2019, two outstanding young women from the class were profiled in the April edition of the Word. Hear from Morgan Martin, DSHA ’19, about her research at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the immeasurable opportunities DSHA has given her over her four years. _______________________________
In honor of the class of 2019, two outstanding young women from the class were profiled in the April edition of the Word. Hear from Maura Brennan, DSAH '19, about her life-changing education at DSHA and her experience with the school's Lenten project this year, which helped her become aware of issues not only in other countries, but also in our own city. _______________________________
Who knew a one-week trip could change you so much? I was one of the fortunate students given the opportunity to participate in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage this past summer. Beforehand, I thought the trip would be a big history lesson in which I learned more about the civil rights movement that changed our country 50 years ago. I was also excited to make my first trip outside Wisconsin, visiting other states for the first time in my life!
It was overwhelming — and life changing. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, was one of the last sites we visited on our Civil Rights Pilgrimage. For me, it was the most affecting. Rounding a corner as I entered the main section of the memorial, I was confronted by a giant image of a black teenager being lynched before 10,000 cheering white onlookers. For a moment, it paralyzed me. I stared at the spectators in the photo, many of them smiling and even laughing at the young man’s torture.
To say the Pilgrimage was amazing would simply be an understatement. This trip changed me more than any other trip I have ever taken because it was not just a trip. It was a Pilgrimage — a quest, a week-long, soul-searching journey that took my classmates and me to historic sites throughout the South and raised big questions about our faith and its meaning in our lives.
Divine Savior Holy Angels seniors embarked on a two-week service immersion experience called Vocare. Vocare, the Latin word meaning “to draw forth” or “to call,” is the capstone of each student’s four years of service. Each senior serves two full weeks in the greater Milwaukee community, serving children, elderly or those with special needs. Several seniors shared their experiences with the school during a January 29 assembly.