DeMay named Director of Girls Soccer Center of Excellence

Joe DeMay has been named the Director of the Girl’s Soccer Center of Excellence at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. DeMay served as the head coach of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s U17 team for the past season which culminated in a 37-10-5 record and a run all the way to the Minnesota State Cup Championship Game. In addition to […]

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SSM Advances to Finals Week

Westfield, IN – For the second straight year, the SSM Boys U18 team advanced to the Development Academy Finals Week. The Sabres avenged their defeat in the 2013 championship game as they tied the New York Red Bulls, 1-1. Both teams ended the group stage tied with seven points, but SSM held the tiebreaker and […]

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Sabres Set for Championship Rematch

Westfield, IN – After a great first two days at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs, the Boys U18 team will advance to the final week with a win on Thursday. That win will need to come against last year’s champion and the team that defeated SSM in the championship game in extra time, the […]

Sabres Set for Championship Rematch


Class of 2014 Commencement


Faribault, MN - The 156th Shattuck-St. Mary’s Commencement was held under gloriously blue skies on Friday, May 30. In all, 113 seniors received their diplomas in front of the Chapel of the Good Shepard and became graduates of Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

Robert Kashan, father of graduating senior Matthew Kashan ’14, was this year’s commencement speaker. Robert Kashan is the founder and CEO of EarthColor, Inc. and spoke on the importance of perspective and how the Shattuck-St. Mary’s experience fosters strong bonds of friendship and love.

Sei Yoon Oh ’14 and Nadezhda Braun ’14, this year’s Valedictorian’s, addressed their classmates during commencement.

To view all of the photos from the 2014 Commencement, visit the SSM Flickr Page.

Please enjoy this video recapping the tradition, emotion, and excitement from the Class of 2014 Commencement.





BioScience Students Impress at Research Symposium


Faribault, MN - The yearlong BioScience research projects came to fruition Monday evening in the weCreate Center at the BioScience Research Symposium as the COE students presented their findings. Eight seniors gave presentations on topics ranging from health care in rural Nicaragua, to neuroprosthesis for restoration of function following spinal cord injury, to neuronal regeneration in Parkinson’s disease. Dozens of people packed the weCreate Performance Studio to learn about the issues that SSM students explored. Prior to the senior presentations, sophomores and juniors had a chance to explain their projects on a smaller scale at the poster session. Students and parents walked around to the different posters as the BioScience students explained their research and findings. The eight seniors who will graduate on May 30, have aspirations to continue on to college and pursue the medical field. For more photos of the event, visit the SSM Flickr page.


New Fire Pit Ready for Spring

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Zoe Berlinquette ’14 (left) and Sara Wicks ’14 stand in their freshly dug fire pit.

Six seniors and one Postgraduate student worked on constructing a fire pit as part of their senior leadership project. Mr. Bergdahl oversaw students dig a hole, lay the brickwork, and carve out a nice spot just West of Whipple Hall to relax by the fire. Broydon Stufko PG, who worked on the project for the last two years, describes what it was like building the pit.

In the beginning, the fire pit was nothing more than a dream; merely smoke in the wind.  We never dreamed that it would become a reality.  A team was assembled, consisting of Andrew Farny ’13, Hollis Malkowski ’13 and me, under the wise guidance of Mr. Bergdahl.  The world came to know us as The Brotherhood.  We spent the early days of the project holed up in a small room every Saturday and Sunday, huddled over a drawing board as we hammered out the details of the project.  This process lasted all winter, with nary a fire to keep us warm.  We feared for our lives, but knew the sacrifice was for the betterment of the Shattuck experience.  We knew our destiny in life, and that destiny was to go forth and give the world a fire pit.  The four of us ventured off into the massive unknown of Faribault, in search of bricks and mortar.  The journey was long and dangerous, but in the end it was worth it.  We found a supplier of bricks, and even a place that would forge us a metal ring to keep the heat from destroying our bricks.  Everything was coming together perfectly, the end was in sight.  But then tragedy struck; the worst storm in recent history.  The snow fell heavy and long, and held on until nearly the end of May.  By this time, we couldn’t build, couldn’t even dig the base hole.  The team crumbled, each of us going our separate ways, to pursue a new goal in life.  But I couldn’t shake the feeling that we needed to wrap up what we had started.  As it just so happened, my path led me back to Shattuck, giving me a second chance to take on the monumental task of building the greatest fire pit this campus has ever seen.  A new group was put together, determined to make the pit come to fruition.  It was led by me and Mr. Bergdahl, with Zoe Berlinquette ’14, Damian Clarke ’14, Devin Garg ’14, Sean Harrison ’14, SangJun Lee ’14, Broydon Stufko ’14, and Sara Wicks ’14 as the new recruits.  It took hours of backbreaking work, our fingers bloodied to the core, and finally, the fire pit became a reality.  It took two years of work, thinking of nothing but the end goal, and now it’s real.  I can leave in peace.

-Broydon Stufko PG


Hill Wins at FCWT Whistling Straits




Sophie Hill with her first FCWT victory!

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Sam Eisenhuth (far right) surges with a final round 76 to end up with a top 3 finish. On far left is Tripp Kinney who finished in 2nd place and is grandson of SSM alumni Hank Kinney who graduated in 1952.


Shane Hoben hits the best shot of the day and sticks it to 7 feet on Hole 11 which was a tough par 3 just off the water of Lake Michigan.

Congratulations to Sophia Hill (2015) who won the FCWT Whistling Straits event with a final round 86 in tough, windy conditions.  She topped her nearest competitor by 10 strokes over the two day event. This is her first victory of many to come in the FCWT.  She had a 3rd place finish earlier this season in Arizona, a 2nd place finish in California, and now the victory in Wisconsin.  The course played difficult for everyone with the cold, wind, and aerated greens.

Sam Eisenhuth (2014) made a charge during the final round and shot a two under par 34 on his final 9 holes to end up in sole possession of 3rd.  He was able to move up six spots with the solid play on Sunday and score of 76.  Shane Hoben played consistently solid all weekend in the tough conditions with rounds of 83, 81 and ended up moving up one position during the final round to end up in 4th place.  Tommy Schick (2015) also moved up two spots on the leader board by finishing in 7th place.  Alejandro Marquez wrapped up the weekend in 6th place in the boys 13-14 age division.  On a nice side note, Shane played with Tripp Kinney from Iowa during the final round.  Kinney’s grandfather Hank graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in 1952 and his Aunt Katie graduated from SSM in 1984.  Kinney finished in 2nd place just ahead of Eisenhuth.

Congratulations to our golfers for crowding the top of the leader board this weekend in Wisconsin and battling the tough conditions of Lake Michigan.  The Golf CoE will have 10 players leaving this Friday to compete next weekend in Zion, Illinois for a MAJGT event that will take place May 10th and 11th.

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Human Rights Activist Visits SSM


Arn Chorn-Pond spoke to a small group of honors students in the library on Friday afternoon.

The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Honors Program welcomed human rights activist Arn Chorn-Pond to speak on Friday, April 25. Arn is the main character in the book, Never Fall Down, which tells the story of a young boy escaping Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Regime of the 1970′s and 1980′s. In Newhall auditorium Friday morning, Chorn-Pond gave a very emotional speech about his upbringing in Cambodia and the chaos that ensued when the Khmer Rouge took power and forced people from the city to the countryside. Chorn-Pond saw thoudands of Cambodians slaughtered by the rebels and took to playing music as an outlet to tune out the graphic killings. Chorn-Pond was then forced to fight for the Khmer Rouge against the Vietnamese Army but fled to a refugee camp in Thailand. He was then rescued by an American missionary and brought the United States where a difficult transition awaited him. Chorn-Pond gave some examples of problems he encountered adjusting to American life such as using an airplane bathroom and eating a Big Mac hamburger. Since living in the United States, Chorn-Pond has returned back home to Cambodia to reignite the culture of his country through music. Students had plenty of opportunities to speak with the refugee turned activist as Chorn-Pond spoke to the entire school in Newhall Auditorium, then was available in the Library, weCreate Center, and a lunchtime session as he answered questions.