Alumni

For the third year in a row Saint Charles alumnus has won the "Voice of Democracy" Contest. Congratulations to John Ketterhagen who took first place at his school BHS. John went on to the district level to finish second. He will deliver his speech again sometime in April 2017 at the Veterans Terrace. Saint Charles School is very proud of you, John.

Pictured above are John Ketterhagen, Voice of Democracy Chairman Michael Egner

 
Once again our St. Charles alumni have shown that their commitment to excellence continues past the walls of St. Charles School! Recently the "Voice of Democracy" contest was held at Burlington High School. The contest which is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars is a yearly event across the country. There were five students recognized for their speeches which gives them an opportunity to express themselves regarding democratic ideas and principles. Four of the five students who earned awards are graduates* of St. Charles. They are pictured below:

District Winner Grace Boyle, Voice of Democracy Chairman Michael Egner

Grace Boyle (1st), VOD Chairmen Michael Egner, Michael Fleis (2nd), Devon Wanasek (3rd)

Holly Johnson (honorable mention), Grace Boyle (1st), VOD Chairman Michael Egner, Michael Fleis (2nd), Devon Wanasek (3rd), Hannah Lois (honorable mention)

Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to the following St. Charles Alumni who were honored at the 2015 B.H.S. Senior Athletic Awards!

 
Southern Lakes Conference Scholar Athletes:
Lauren Hockman
Ben Lois
John Neu
Robyn Robers
Emily Winker
MVP Awards:
Boys Volleyball - Josh Ketterhagen
Boy's Baseball - James Tully 
Sportmanship Awards:  
Boys Cross Country - Ben Lois
Girls Tennis - Alyssa Caliva (sophomore)
Boys Volleyball - Zach Morrow
Girls Basketball - Robyn Robers
Boys Golf - Josh Ketterhagen
Girls Track - Emily Winker
 
Letter Winner Awards:

Lauren Hockman - 4
Josh Ketterhagen - 7
Ben Lois - 5
John Neu - 3
Sammie Marema - 6
Robyn Robers - 6
James Tully - 7
Emily Winker - 10 ( 1 of 3 B.H.S. athletes to earn 10 of 12)
Robyn Robers was also awarded the Ron Kahl Scholarship.
Great job everyone!!! The St. Charles committment to excellence continues!!!

2015 Academic Awards - B.H.S.

 

Our St. Charles students continue their "commitment to excellence" even after they leave us. Congratulations to all of our  graduating seniors, especially to the following who were honored at the Senior Recognition Celebration, May 13th:

  Congratulations to Emily Winker the B.H.S. Outstanding Female Senior 2015 - this award is based on leadership, scholarship and school service involvement. Great Job!

Our seniors were the recipients of numerous scholarships donated by the very generous organizations and members of the Burlington community. Thank you for your generosity!

Scholarship recipients also included the following St. Charles graduates: Carly Kawalec, Lauren Hockman, James Tully, Robyn Robers and Josh Ketterhagen. Excellent job everyone! We wish you much success as you continue your education!

 

2014-2015:

Our St. Charles Drama Club Alumni take part in the B.H.S. production of "Annie Get Your Gun" in March. Twelve of our past students continued their theatrical careers, which started here at St. Charles, in the high school's musical for 2014-2015. The performers included:

Seniors: Zachary Morrow, Samantha Marema, Carly Kawalec, Nicole Nielsen and Claire Halverson.

Juniors: Maggie Martin Jennifer Panackal, Abigail Schoepke and Caitlin Fallon

Freshmen: Andrew Kawalec, Grace Boyle and Jovanny Estrada

 

Emily Winker, St. Charles class of 2011, was selected as a "Standout Senior Class of 2015" for Racine County. Emily has excelled at the high school level both academically and through her extra curricular activities. She has participated in various sports and has also been a part of the high school leadership program, "Driven". Her service project was organizing a Special Olympics basketball tournament, not a small task by any means. She plans to major in special education at the college level. Find out more about Emily and her dedication to both the Special Olympics and children with special needs by visiting the Racine Journal article link.   

 

2012-2014:

St. Charles graduates move on to excel at the high school level and beyond! In 2012 and 2013, three of the four Valedictorians in Burlington high schools were St. Charles graduates.

In 2014, Andre Dériaz and Anna Sommers were named two of the top ten seniors at Burlington High School for 2013-2014 by the All Southern Lakes Conference. Kellen Caldwell was named the "Outstanding Senior for 2014 at B.H.S.".

Ben Heiligenthal was named 2nd Team All Conference, 2nd Team All Area and Honorable Mention All County in basketball at Catholic Central for 2013-2014 ...and the list goes on and on!  

Also in 2014, Grace Boyle,(then eighth grader), took part in the WSMA music competition. She moved on to the state competition earning a gold medal for her Class A, Theater Solo performance of "Shy" from the musical, "Once Upon a Mattress, Jr." Grace also starred in that production at St. Charles the same year. 

Our Past Alumni:

Many St. Charles graduates are area business leaders and owners. They carry on the tradition of service and become mentors for others; such as 2014 Humanitarian Award Winner Chris Weidert. Chris is the third St. Charles graduate in the past four years who has won this award. They include James Bauman in 2013, and Don VandeSand in 2011. Please take a peek at  the attached video link, Chris is truly an inspiration! Former graduates and parents like Chris reinforce the Catholic beliefs that we are here to follow in Jesus' footsteps and serve others. They teach by example and inspire others to do the same!

We are proud of our over one hundred year history!  St. Charles, and Catholic schools in general, continue to provide the discipline, academics, and direction to guide our children on the path that God intended. We have proven results...our alumni!

 

We want to keep in touch with our graduates. Please email us your contact information and what you are up to! We will let you know about upcoming events and happenings.
If you would like to ensure that the St. Charles tradition of excellence continues, you may "give back" by visiting our Giving page. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
To learn more about the graduates of St. Charles and how they continue to be positive role models beyond our school, please read on!
To view the most recent list of alumni who achieved honor roll status at the two area high schools, visit the following page: HONOR ROLL