Bellarmine Model UN’s Community Affairs Department is excited to be hosting its first Global Speaker Event, Russia and Ukraine: Foundations of Putin’s Domestic Power and His Ideology of Empire on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center.
On a crisp, windy October 27th fall day, a group of a hundred plus Bellarmine Preparatory School students and teachers gathered to pray for the opening of the Kateri Garden using Psalm 8, a poetry reading from Georgia O’Keefe, and a horn instrumental of “Autumn Leaves,” all led by Bellarmine students.
Parents are encouraged to utilize the communication tools of Blackbaud to stay current with student course expectations and progress. In addition to Blackbaud, families are offered a personalized model of additional communication at Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Last week we celebrated our first all school Liturgy. Fr. Sean Carroll, Provincial for Jesuit West commissioned our Board of Directors and our Liturgical Student Ministers. It was a beautiful opportunity for us to gather together and hear from Fr. Carroll who also approved our Sponsorship, a formal recognition of Bellarmine as a Catholic School in the Jesuit tradition.
The weekend of September 24, almost 70 Bellarmine students participated in Bellarmine MUN’s Preparation Model United Nations conference (PrepMUN), put together and led entirely by Bellarmine MUN’s leadership team!
As a proud alumnus of Bellarmine, Class of 1984, it has been an honor to serve as the inaugural Chair of the Alumni Engagement Committee this past year. This committee which is a Bellarmine Board of Directors level committee has been meeting for the past year and includes alumnae from several decades.
Bellarmine Preparatory School Principal, Cindy Davis, recently announced that seniors Anabella (AJ) Almeda, Priety Grover, Corinne Harrison and Mark Manaois have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship program.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) publicly announced the 2023 National Merit Semifinalists earlier this month. At Bellarmine Preparatory School, Tyler Milliren B'23 was named a semifinalist.
My mother’s life was a struggle; she was born just before the depression and then widowed at the early age of 30 with four children and one on the way. Both my mom and her husband were Catholic; no one else in my mom’s family was Catholic, leaving my mom alone in her faith. I believe the example and power of my mom’s faith have led me to where I am today.
Bellarmine has literally influenced my life since the day I was born. I was born on a Friday night in November and my mom’s doctor was Dr. Larkin who was the team doctor for the football team at the time. My mom was in labor at St. Joseph’s hospital but Bellarmine had a home game that was running late so the nurses tried to slow the process down. The game finally ended and I was born shortly after Dr. Larkin made it to the hospital.
The Bellarmine Drama program is looking for two more adults to join our production team assisting students with 1) Costume design and costuming work, and 2) Properties acquisition and management. Extensive sewing ability, while helpful, is not a requirement for the Costume position.
Would you like to figure out how you can help your student pay for college and still retire one day? Please join us as we welcome The College Funding Coach® to Bellarmine Preparatory School on September 19th @ 7 p.m. This is information for parents of all students.
Bellarmine is proud to introduce the FUELED Program for our athletes and active individuals. Lexington, our food service provider, offers the FUELED program to help our students and staff to make healthy food choices throughout the day.
On Thursday, August 11 or Friday, August 12, Bellarmine’s incoming Freshman, the Class of 2026, gathered on campus to take part in Breakaway, an event led by current Bellarmine students, held to introduce the incoming freshmen to each other and create new friendships for the upcoming school year.
After graduating from Bellarmine in 2016, David went on to attend Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2020. He also ran Varsity Track and Field and played Varsity Lacrosse during his four years at Rhodes
During her time at Bellarmine, Maureen participated in theater, photography, The Lion newspaper, and the literary-arts review, Lionize. She went on to study Journalism and the Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington, then got her MBA at New York University, and is now the Senior Vice President of Social Impact & Philanthropy Operations at Sesame Workshop. Most of us know Sesame Workshop for the hit show, Sesame Street, but the organization is so much more than just the show. They describe themselves as, “a nonprofit organization on a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder”.
Patrea has been teaching Spanish at Bellarmine since 2014. Before returning to Bellarmine, she attended Seattle University where she double majored in Psychology and Spanish and earned her Masters in Teaching degree from Saint Martin’s University. Throughout her career she has substitute taught at Bellarmine, Holy Rosary and Saint Charles and taught at Bonney Lake High School for 5 years. Patrea married her high school sweetheart, Josh Fernandez B’02 13 years ago and they live in Lakewood with their two sons, Xavier (7) and Zander (5). Both of her son’s currently attend Holy Rosary Bilingual Academy.
Signo Uddenberg and his wife Alejandra are the co-owners of SOMOS, a contemporary Ecuadorian restaurant in Quito, Ecuador. Since they moved from San Francisco to Ecuador in 2018 to open SOMOS, they have reached the top of TripAdvisor’s top 1,500 restaurants list, have been featured in several magazines including National Geographic and wrote a book, SOMOS: Year One.
Adaeze is a second-generation Nigerian American, a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach and Influencer living in Seattle, WA. She founded The Ada Project and AdaPresent LLC and has always relied on physical fitness to relax, reset, and manage anxiety and stress. She is now sharing her experience with fitness with others as a personal trainer, coach, and motivator.
Bridget Nuno B’03 has been teaching since she joined the PLACE Corps in 2007 and has been at Bellarmine since 2018. Bridget has taught multiple classes in the Math and Science department in her four years at Bellarmine and is also very involved in Sustainability and advocating for more sustainable solutions at Bellarmine. Read more about Bridget’s journey and her experience as an educator below.
Conor Unruh B’10 is a new member of the Mathematics Faculty for the 2021-2022 school year; he teaches Algebra E and College Prep Pre-Calculus. Although he is technically new to the faculty, he is not new to Bellarmine.