From March 2-13, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School seniors embarked on Vocare, a two-week service immersion experience. Vocare is the capstone of each student’s four years of service. Each senior serves two full weeks in the greater Milwaukee community, working with children, the elderly, those with special needs, or at community outreach programs. Below, some of them share what they learned throughout their journeys.
Ellie Dunn, DSHA '16, now a student at Creighton University, addressed seniors at the Vocare send off and prayer service February 28. She spoke about her Vocare experience, as well as her service experiences beyond DSHA.
BY KATIE KONIECZNY, DSHA' 92, PRESIDENT & DAN QUESNELL, PRINCIPAL
Strategic plans can be exciting to some and boring to others. At DSHA, the strategic plan ultimately drives our commitment to continuous improvement through focused direction, while holding us accountable to growth.
We all desire to find a purpose to our lives. For many, that purpose is making a difference––whether in the lives of others today, or a legacy left in the world at large.
DSHA is committed to developing future leaders of faith, heart, and intellect who learn to serve others today during their high school years, and then enter the real world equipped and motivated to make it a better place.
The generous donors of DSHA help Dashers find their purpose in many ways––through gifts to the auction, the DSHA Annual Fund, scholarship donations and more.
One of those “and more” options is estate planning; also called planned giving and known as the Cornerstone Society at DSHA. Everyone who believes in the transformational work that is happening every day at DSHA can participate in planned giving, regardless of age or income level. And we are so thankful for those who believe in the mission of DSHA enough to leave a planned legacy behind for future Dashers.
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, thirteen Dashers along with Theology Faculty Danny Pavlovich, Director of Salvatorian Service Stephanie Monson, and parent chaperone Tim Dunne, left Milwaukee for the Holy Land. The ten-day trip was a dream Pavlovich conceived nearly three years ago — all with the intent to provide his Theology students an experience that would “make the faith more real to them; for the Gospels to come alive,” he shares.
Pavlovich and Monson carved out time each day to pray with students and reflect on their shared journey. And they invite you to hear from some of the students whose lives have been changed as they walked in the steps of Christ — from the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River, and from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, this was not a trip, but a pilgrimage of real-life, experiential, and transformative faith.
Bella Montgomery, DSHA ’19, received the Outstanding Senior in English award. Over her four years as a Dasher, she has evolved as a communicator, developing a voice ready for the world. Here is her story in her own words.