Tag: St. Thomas Academy
St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights captured the Class A state boys soccer title Nov. 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Senior defender Devin Kennedy clinched St. Thomas Academy’s first state boys soccer championship with a penalty kick. STA prevailed 1-0 over Northfield in double overtime at US Bank Stadium.
Saint Thomas Academy teacher Mitch Taraschi awarded five certificates Monday to students who saved his life back in May.
Father John Pilaczynski of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a longtime priest and educator at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, died Aug. 27 in San Antonio, Texas, at age 84.
“It was a completely different experience for me. I’ve never met someone that high up in the military,” said senior Ben Philbin. “His entire premise was centered around one of the most important parts of leadership — caring for who you are a leader for.
Thanks to anti-Catholic prejudice, LeRoy Brown became a teacher at St. Thomas Academy for nearly two decades then a fighter for fairness for Catholics on many fronts.
Dave Ziebarth showed a clip from the movie “Saving Private Ryan” as his third-hour world history class at St. Thomas Academy began a section on World War II.
The Catholic Spirit asked three alumni from different decades what still resonates from their years at St. Thomas Academy.
The entire student body, also known as the corps of cadets, stands at attention in the St. Thomas Academy court during daily formation. With a strong, crisp, unified voice, they recite the Hail Mary and the Pledge of Allegiance. As the cadets settle into their “at ease” position, staff and students step up to the mic to share announcements and celebrate accomplishments at the Mendota Heights school.
Father Nels Gjengdahl of St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights endured the below-zero wind chills to help test out the Red Bull Crashed Ice track in St. Paul Jan. 24