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Rose Egge: 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
Each year, we recognize a graduate of Holy Rosary School who exemplifies the values that underlie Catholic education. Holy Rosary School goes beyond rigorous academics to educate the whole child, imparting the social and moral ethics required to be successful in life.
Rose Egge, though only 27, is a tremendous example of what it means to live with grace and to serve others. After graduating from Holy Rosary in 2000, she completed her education at education at Bishop Blanchet High School and Seattle University, where she received her BA in Journalism in 2008. She earned a Masters degree from the University of Washington in Digital Media in 2011.
At only 25 years old, doctors discovered a cancerous tumor on her spine. Faced with this scary diagnosis and aggressive chemotherapy, Rose started a blog . Her open and honest writing about her experience has served as a deep comfort to others battling cancer and as a deep inspiration to us all. In addition to using her journalism skills to reach out and share her story, she also started a non-profit organization, Thrive Through Cancer, while undergoing treatment. Thrive Through Cancer's mission is "Helping young adults fight cancer today and live amazing lives tomorrow." Learn more at thrivethroughcancer.org.
Read more about Rose's experiences at www.komonews.com/news/health/rose.
Photos from Catholic Schools Week Open House Sunday 2009
Posted on February 4, 2009
On Sunday, January 18, 2009, as part of our Catholic School's Week celebration, we honored alumni from Holy Rosary School with the NCEA Distinguished Graduate Award. This award is intended to honor graduates of Catholic Elementary schools who have made a contribution to the Catholic Church. The recipient must have graduated from our school at least ten years prior to receiving the award. This year our previous Distinguished Alumni winners came together to nominate the 2009 recipients.
The 2009 Distinguished Alumni awards were given to Jim Farris and Maxine "Dolly" Hass. Jim Farris graduated from Holy Rosary elementary School 1944.Jim has been a lifelong member of our parish, supporting our mass services as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He has 5 children who attended Holy Rosary School. Jim was actively involved at the school during the time his children attended. Jim believes that Catholic education cultivates values that serve as the foundation for the mind and spirit. We are grateful for his commitment to our parish and school.
Fall 2008 Alumni Newsletter
Posted on August 14, 2008
The Fall 2008 Newsletter (581K PDF) is out!
2008 Distinguished Graduate Awards
Posted January 31, 2008
Mrs. Jan Ittes (HRS Elementary 1966) and Mrs. Marie Miller (HRS Elementary 1943) each received a Distinguished Graduate Award on Sunday, January 27, 2008. Presented by the National Catholic Educational Association, the annual awards are given to Catholic school alumni whose personal and professional lives reflect the values and ideals of a Catholic education.
Chairperson and CEO of Atlas Supply, Inc., Jan Ittes remains an active volunteer at Holy Rosary. She chaired Holy Rosary’s Endowment Fund, which has grown to over $1 million in scholarship assistance. She served on the parish and school’s Capital Campaign Committee, and is currently an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and a member of the Renovation Committee for the former convent building. All three of her children graduated from Holy Rosary and Catholic high schools.
Owner and co-founder of the popular Husky Deli, Marie Miller and her husband have sacrificed to send all nine of their children through Holy Rosary School and on to Catholic high schools. One is now a priest and another returned to teach at Holy Rosary School. Miller has remained active in the parish and school and has served on many commissions. Today, many of her grandchildren attend the school.
2007 Alumni Sunday
On Sunday, October 7, Holy Rosary School honored its 50 year graduates from the Class of 1957 and awarded Steve Antush (Class of ‘74) its Distinguished Alumni award. Special recognition was also given to the classes of 1947, ‘67, ‘77, ‘87, ‘97 and 2007! Members of the Tacoma Domicans who used to teach at the school were also on hand as distinguished guests.
From the Parish Archives
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