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Five St. Thomas Academy and Visitation students honored for saving teacher’s life

Five St. Thomas Academy and Visitation students honored for saving teacher’s life

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saint Thomas Academy teacher Mitch Taraschi awarded five certicificates Monday to students who saved his life back in May.

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Father Pilaczynski served St. Thomas Academy many years

Father Pilaczynski served St. Thomas Academy many years

| September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

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.

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Navy admiral talks about leadership at St. Thomas Academy

Navy admiral talks about leadership at St. Thomas Academy

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“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.

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At almost 102, ‘Prof Brown’ isn’t short on memories

At almost 102, ‘Prof Brown’ isn’t short on memories

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Come to class with one of STA’s best-loved teachers

Come to class with one of STA’s best-loved teachers

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Alumni thankful for brotherhood, leadership, discipline

Alumni thankful for brotherhood, leadership, discipline

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked three alumni from different decades what still resonates from their years at St. Thomas Academy.

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Learning to lead

Learning to lead

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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News Notes – April 24, 2014

News Notes – April 24, 2014

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

David Haas receives national award
St. Thomas Academy headmaster named
67th annual rosary procession set for May 4

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St. Thomas hockey: Titles come in threes

St. Thomas hockey: Titles come in threes

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights celebrate their team’s 5-4 win over Hermantown in the Class A championship game March 9 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Two students are perfect in ACT

Two students are perfect in ACT

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two juniors from St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights recorded perfect scores of 36 in the ACT college entrance exam.

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Video: Priest braves cold to test Crashed Ice track in St. Paul

Video: Priest braves cold to test Crashed Ice track in St. Paul

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

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Groundbreaking event

Groundbreaking event

| April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt reviews the Corps of Cadets at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights before ground-breaking ceremonies for a new student activities center

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