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Class Reunions

Planning A Reunion?

Contact our Alumni Office at (636) 240-8303 ext. 119 to see how we can help you find classmates and spread the word!

Save the Date
Class of 1969 Reunion:  Friday, June 14, 2024
Quarry Wine Garden | 11:30 am

For questions or more information contact:
Pat Dickherber '69 | dickherberpat@gmail.com 
Stan Patton '69 | skpat1@gmail.com

Save the Date
Class of 1979 Reunion: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Jesse & Terri Bauer have graciously offered to host in their renovated Barn at their home.
3289 Dyer Road, O'Fallon, MO 63366 | 5 pm | $35.00+ per person

Mark your calendar and tell your spouse/significant other. The Class of 1979 is having our 45th class Reunion! Appetizers will be provided (no dinner). Numerous drink options will be provided. We estimate it will be $35.00+ per person. Bring your stories and let's have some fun and great laughs!  Spread this communication to your fellow classmates that you stay in contact with. We would LOVE to have an awesome turnout. 

For questions or more information contact:
Kevin Runge '79 | 314-724-0386
Beth Runge '79 |  636-541-0900

 

Crusader Alumni Theatre Company

The Crusader Alumni Theatre Company (CATC) is a non-profit entity under the Archdiocese of St. Louis, St. Dominic High School. CATC produces a bi-annual alumni musical, usually in July. Proceeds from the production are used to benefit the performing arts students here at St. Dominic.

CATC has an inclusive casting philosophy; we aspire to find a spot for everyone who desires to participate. If you are a member of our alumni, a parent or spouse of an alumnus/alumna, an employee of SDHS, or a charter member of the CATC  you are eligible to audition.

For more information email pals@stdominichs.org

 

Class Notes

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Laura Barczeski ’13

Laura Barczeski ’13 is excited to be back in the St. Louis area again. Laura went on to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Black Studies at the University of Missouri. For the last eight years, she has been reporting and anchoring for stations across the country. Laura has told stories from the front lines of the pandemic, in the courtroom, from the eye of several hurricanes and everything in between. She joined the KSDK 5 On Your Side team as a Reporter in May of 2022. Laura says that it is a dream come true in which she worked very hard to achieve. Laura gives credit to her career beginnings starting at St. Dominic. She decided she wanted to be a journalist during her junior year in Mrs. Potthast's creative writing class. She is a very proud St. Dominic and Mizzou alumna and is looking forward to being more involved on our campus. Catch Laura on the 10 pm news on Channel 5!

Erin (Cody) Sweaney '11

Erin (Cody) Sweaney '11 has been an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher since receiving her Bachelors from The University of Central Missouri in 2015. She also earned her Master's in Administration at Lindenwood University in 2020. After 6 years of teaching in Kansas City and Warrenton, Erin started her first year at Orchard Farm this past August. Erin absolutely loves teaching and thanks her teachers from St. Dominic who pushed her to pursue this career!

Monica (Imgrund) Roscoe '01

Monica (Imgrund) Roscoe '01 and her husband Andy Roscoe welcomed a son, Isaiah, in April of 2022.

Pat (Griesenauer) Lewis '48

Pat (Griesenauer) Lewis '48, celebrated her 92nd birthday this past August! Pat graduated from Assumption High School in 1948. Her birthday was celebrated with her four children (all SDHS alumni), her 10 grandchildren (9 are alumni), and her 14 great grandchildren (2 are current SDHS students)! Pictured are 4 generations of Crusaders: Pat '48, Joanne Bittick '73, Cori (Adler) Regot '00 and Jackson Adler '26. Not shown, but the family also has another 4-generation legacy with Pat: Pat '48, Nancy Fischer '70, Matt Fischer '93 and Cade Fischer '25! Good times! Go Crusaders! 

Class of 1992 - 30th Reunion

We love seeing alumni come back together, especially through class reunions! The Class of 1992 had awesome attendance at their reunion earlier this year. Jordan (Prinster) Mai and Beverly Howdeshell helped bring their reunion together, and shared a nice note about the gathering:

"[Thank you] to those who traveled, making the journey to be there. We want to offer up our sincere gratitude for all the time, smiles, conversations and warmth so many of you [shared] during the night of our reunion!"

Fr. Dane Westhoff '01

On May 4, 2019, Fr. Dane Westhoff ’01 was ordained to the transitional deaconate for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis at the Cathedral Basilica. He is pictured with Alex Cammarata ’18 and Michael Laugeman ’17, two of St. Dominic’s eight current seminarians. A year later on May 23, 2020, Fr. Westhoff was ordained into the priesthood! 

Melanie (Hamilton) Zerr '98

After being named 2018 Missouri Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Melanie (Hamilton) Zerr ’98 was honored as one of five 2019 Physical Education Teacher of the Year national finalists. Outside of school, she is the 2019 Missouri Horseshoe Pitching Champion.

Rev. Kevin Dyer, SJ '92

Rev. Kevin Dyer, SJ ’92 is serving as part-time national chaplain for FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) while continuing as chaplain at Jesuit High School of New Orleans. “I am looking forward to a year serving two apostolates I love,” he said.

Class of 1989

The St. Dominic Class of 1989 gathered for their 30-year reunion in September. Festivities included a happy hour, as well as tours of St. Dominic and Mass with Fr. Bob Lane.

Nita (Sommer) Wehde ’54

her husband, Charlie, and their 80 descendants gathered for a family portrait in December. Nita and Charlie’s family includes 26 St. Dominic alumni and four current students!

The St. Dominic Class of 1968

gathered for their 50th reunion at Crusaderfest in 2018. We hope to see more classes celebrate together at Crusaderfest 2019 on April 26!

Mary (Schmieder) Peters ’71

is the mother of five children and the grandmother of five. She looks forward to the arrival of a sixth grandchild in June.

Kathy (Iffrig) Rothermich ’75 and Deacon Tom Rothermich ’76

visited longtime St. Dominic librarian Sr. Jeanne Margaret Stoltz, OP, at the motherhouse in Sparkill, New York, in January.

Laura Boedeker ’87

is the Illinois State Board of Education’s assistant general counsel and monitor for Chicago Public Schools’ special education program. “We are at a critical crossroads regarding our diverse learners in Chicago,” she told the Chicago Tribune when she was appointed in June. “I am honored to lead this work in collaboration with students, families, CPS, the Chicago Teachers Union, and special education advocates.”

Deborah Knaust ’89

and her family live in the Italian part of Switzerland, where she is dean of student life and engagement at Franklin University Switzerland and enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling to European cities. She encourages classmates to connect on Facebook or LinkedIn and looks forward to the Class of 1989’s 30-year class reunion.

Becky (Eggering) Pike ’89

lives in Kirksville, Missouri, where she has worked at Truman State University for 22 years. She and her husband, Steven, enjoy keeping up with their three children’s many activities.

Brad Schellert ’94

is celebrating 20 years of teaching and coaching at the high school level, including serving on St. Dominic’s girls basketball coaching staff from 2008 to 2014. He is currently head softball and varsity assistant girls basketball coach at Timberland High School in Wentzville. He and his wife, Kim, will celebrate 10 years of marriage in June; they have two children, Madison (age 8) and Drew (age 6).

Katie (Emge) Newell ’97

writes that she has found her calling in her second career as an oncology nurse in Kansas City. She and her husband, Jeremy, reside in Lees Summit, Missouri, and are excited to welcome their first child.

Geoffrey Vaughn ’03

and his wife, Penny, welcomed a daughter, Genevieve Elizabeth, on November 11, 2018. They look forward to her joining to St. Dominic Class of 2037! Geoff was recently promoted to senior project architect at Paric and was elected to the American Institute of Architects St. Louis Board of Directors.

Angela (Koehler) Futato ’05

and her husband, Evan, have a daughter, Raegan, who turns 2 in March. They are expecting a son, Owen, in May.

Amy (Malpocker) Kohl ’05 and Andy Kohl ’05

were high school sweethearts at St. Dominic and married in 2012. Andy has spent nearly a decade with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Amy started her own business, AK Operations, after working in the downtown startup scene for 10 years. They reside in Cottleville and are parishioners at St. Joseph's, where their children attend school.

Cynthia (Marshall) Crook ’06

and her husband, Garry, welcomed their first child, Lawrence Osborne, on November 8, 2018.

Caroline (Jaycox) Sirmon ’06

is the sports program manager for SSM Health Physical Therapy, where she specializes in the use of technology to assess movement for injury prevention and accelerate return to play after injuries. She and her husband, Tim, welcomed their first child, Adeline, in November 2018.

Jean (House) Wilke ’06 and Chad Wilke ’07

married in 2014 and moved to San Diego while Chad served in the US Marine Corps. They later returned to Jean’s hometown, St. Paul, to purchase their first home and both settled into our careers in real estate tenant relations (Jean) and construction (Chad).

Kara (Cissell) Klette ’10

has fulfilled her longtime goal of becoming a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse for the physician at Mercy Hospital’s Cardinal Kids Cancer Center who treated her as a child. She writes, “I have never felt more pulled by God to do something, and I’m blessed to follow His will for my life.” She and her husband, Kristofer, celebrated one year of marriage in 2018.

Steven Koch ’10

and his wife, Margaret, celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary on October 21, 2018.

Ben Logel ’10

graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in parks, recreation and tourism management. He currently works for the City of Sunset Hills, Missouri, as a recreation coordinator and recently passed the National Recreation and Park Association certification exam.

Patrick Logel ’11 and Elizabeth (Bruegenhemke) Logel ’11

met as freshmen, started dating shortly after, and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia together. Today, Elizabeth is an occupational therapist for the City of St. Charles School District and Patrick is a recreation supervisor for the City of Wentzville. They married in November 2016 and welcomed their first child, Lucy Marie, on December 15, 2018.

Logan Heggemann ’12

recently relocated to Chicago from Kansas City to Chicago, where he accepted a position with the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs.

Sam Runge ’13

spent one year designing high-voltage overheard transmission lines as an assistant civil engineer for Burns & McDonnell. He is now working in West Virginia as a field quality engineer.

Ali Vossenkemper ’15

will work as a nurse at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after she graduates from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in May. “I am forever grateful for the academic and religious foundation that St. Dominic provided me with,” she writes. “Through the mentor relationships with staff, prayer, and the unity of the St. Dominic community, I had all the tools necessary to pursue my dreams and to go make a difference in my community!”

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Stacie Ballard

Stacie Ballard

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