God Bless Our Seniors

By Nancy Derr, Church School Director

DSC_0804How proud we are to know this group of high school graduates and to have been part of their lives! When I look over the photos of them as laughing kindergarteners or costumed for the pageant, those familiar faces remind me that there are some graduates that I’ve lost touch with. I’m interested in what they’ll be doing next, and I know that goes for the rest of the congregation. I hope you’ll help me complete this list of St. John’s seniors and their plans. We’ll publish an update: please write me at nderr[A]stjohnsnorwood.org. As for those we have seen recently:

Olivia Dulany will study psychology at Williams College in the fall; Ragan Fewell will start freshman year at the University of Florida. Irina Galbo is planning on Montgomery College and apprenticing in a restaurant kitchen when she returns to the area in the summer; Cam Galic will play basketball for Tulane while beginning a biomedical engineering major. Theo Gonzales-Tapley will also study engineering, at Carnegie Mellon. Chris Houlihan is taking his trombone to the Julliard School of Music, after touring this summer with the National Youth Orchestra, including a concert in Quito. Sophie Kass has chosen Pacific Lutheran University, where she will enhance their golf team. Ben Koenig plans to pursue engineering at MIT; Meredith Murdock is enrolling at Miami of Ohio to study psychology. Both Meredith and Katie Zehner will coach the swim team and be lifeguards at their community pools during the summer. Spencer Stingley heads to New Orleans to study at Loyola College in the fall; Mark Sullivan will study liberal arts at SUNY-Purchase. Grace Thomas is also heading to Miami of Ohio; Robby Timpane has enrolled at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. Katie Zehner knows she’ll choose a STEM field from the offerings at Yale.

May our seniors feel our continuing care and God’s blessings as they finish high school and embark on their next adventure. We have a chance to see them again, at our Youth Appreciation Supper on Sunday evening, May 21. It’s also their chance to see one another, and it’s always a great occasion, if a bit emotional. Come at 5:45 for our free taco bar, and be sure to gaze at the photo display around the parish hall, to see if you can spot the child in the faces of those about to launch into the wider world.

See if you can identify these seniors (click here for the answer):

Robby TimpaneGrace ThomasMeredith MurdockChris Houlihan