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As you make your gift this year, please recognize someone who has believed in you or inspired you along your life's journey.  You can enter your recognition below as you make your donation online or you may send your donation and your recognition t0 1419 South Galena, Freeport, IL  61032.

If you have any questions, please contact laura.diemer@aquinschools.org. 

Your generosity is an investment in the future . . . another generation of Aquin Alumni!

 

Aquin Wall of Recognition 2012

My dad has always believed in me.  When I need encouragement he always says, 'Keep your head up and trust your faith.'
-Jordan . class of 2013

Sr. Marie Celests was principal of Aquin High School when I was a student.  I am grateful for her vocation as a Catholic educator.  She set a high standard for academics, character development, and, most importangly, living our faith.
-Kathy Schmelzle Runte . class of 1963 and Aquin Superintendent

Coach Barr has always wanted me to do my best and wanted the best for me.
-Abraham . class of 2014

In Remembrance of:
Frank & Amelia Feiner
Harland & Ruth Armstrong

-Valentine & Barbara Feiner

The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters have been an important part of my life since 1st grade at St. Mary's.
-Frances Brunkan, class of 1947

Sr. Marie Celeste
-Joesph M. Hamer, class of 1968

In Remembrance of Ted Luecke, class of 1951
-Lenora Luecke

In honor of my mother, Rosemary Bauch, who firmly believed in the importance of securing a catholic education for all nine of her children
-Joe Bauch, class of 1983

In honor of the Vaske girls (classes of 1999, 2000, 2004)
-Joe and Diane Vaske

In memory of Grace Schmelzle who was the first lay teacher at St. Thomas Elementary in the 1950s.  Fr. Arthur O'Neill (later Bishop O'Neill), pastor of St. Thomas, called her 'Sister Grace' so she would fit in with the Dominican sisters
-Kathleen (Schmelzle) Runte, class of 1963

In memory of Mr. Edward Bald (uncle)
-Eileen O'Donoghue, class of 1973

Sr. Robertia was the music teacher and I think English when I was there.  She made an indelible mark on my life.  She was always available to listen and to guide.  When both my parents were dying at the same time and my grandmother did die, she was there to guide me and care for me.  I will never forget her.
-Pamela Bennett, class of 1966

Thank you and keep up the great work.  Go Bulldogs!
-Joe and Rite (Sweet) Secker, class of 1968

In memory of Grace Schmelzle
-Dave Schmelzle, class of 1979