• Issue 7

The month of February is filled with a celebration of all of our relationships. We kick off the month with Catholic Schools Week, showing appreciation for our community, our school, our teachers, and each other. February also means Valentine’s Day, and with it, a celebration of the one you love. We’re thinking back on Kennedy Catholic’s history and the relationships that have been forged in this school.

When you look back on your days in high school, what do you remember? Who were you with? Who is in all of your stories? For some Lancer alumni, the answer to this question might just be their husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend. Whether the couples have been dating since high school or met later on, one unusual fact about Kennedy Catholic is the amount of Lancers who’ve married each other! In fact, two current Kennedy Catholic staff members, who are also alumni, met their partners in class right where they now work! You’re sure to have met them before - Dino Josie, Math Teacher and Carolann Trautmann, Campus Life Assistant.

For alumna Kate (Rossman) Atvars and her husband, alumnus Valdis pictured above, this is no surprise. They met back in the mid-’80s during a band retreat, where they both played tenor saxophone. Though a year apart, they kept their relationship strong, resorting to writing letters to each other (this was, after all, in the days before cell phones and email), until they were back together at Washington State University. They married soon after college graduation and have been enjoying life together ever since!

In honor of St. Valentine and the couples of Kennedy Catholic, connect with your former classmates on our new alumni website, Lancer for Life. New members from now through March 12 will be entered into a raffle for a restaurant gift card for two! Sign-up is (almost) faster than waiting for your date to answer the front door. 

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