Captain Schoenlein Named 'Distinguished Graduate'

        During St. Louise School's Mass on Veterans' Day, it was announced that the school's 2018 Distinguished Graduate was Braden Schoenlein - a graduate of the St. Louise Class of 2006 and a graduate of West Point. Braden has just returned from deployment in Qatar, where she served as a Captain in the US Army.
       Each year in conjunction with every Catholic school in the country, the National Catholic Educational Association names Distinguished Graduates, and Braden received that top recognition this year for the commendable education, career, and service she has gone on to achieve after graduating from St. Louise School.
       While receiving her award at Mass, Braden spoke to the students about her wonderful education at St. Louise - from the academic skills she learned from teachers who taught her (such as Mrs. Bannick, Mrs. Danforth, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Herridge) to the school spirit she was immersed in, such as the CYO volleyball championships she won over the years with her classmates (with her dad as coach).
         Braden (pictured with her mom Kris and dad Gary) also spoke of how her Catholicity helped her get through basic training, finding solace in the quietness and spiritual support at weekly Masses with other Catholic Army cadets.
        The St. Louise School faculty and community are proud of you, Braden, and thank you for your service to our country!