Alumni Spotlight: Derek Conrad Gutierrez ’88

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Conrad Gutierrez ’88

Derek Gutierrez ’88, was recently featured in a Albuquerque Journal news article focused on his leadership as part of the Santa Ana Golf Club team. We are excited to share a snapshot of his Menaul School experience with you. Which teacher or staff person at Menaul School has had the biggest impact on you? Maria…

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Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sanchez ’00

Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sanchez ’00

Who was the Menaul School teacher or staff person who had the biggest impact on you? John Sitler gave me the foundation for my faith. Emmett Dewitt taught me to love math. Paul Hedrick taught me to believe in myself. What was your favorite class? World Religions What is the best part about being a…

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Alumni Stories: Huitzil Sol Bennett Perez ’18

Alumni Stories: Huitzil Sol Bennett Perez ’18

After Attending Menaul High School… I decided to go straight off to Lewis & Clark College. I had a cute little road trip with my family to go drop me off in Portland, OR. It was a really nice send-off and made me homesick the minute they left. I decided to major in Rhetoric &…

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Alumni Stories: Austin Lerch ’15

Alumni Stories: Austin Lerch ’15

SGT Lerch, Austin – 101st ABN DIVARTY After I graduated, I went to school at Adams State University in Colorado majoring in Sports Science. I ended up transferring to UNM the next year with an undecided major. I found myself unhappy and not having much direction. (So) In 2017 I joined the Army, and it…

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Doctor Amanda Royce Josanaraae Cheromiah, class of 2004 

Doctor Amanda Royce Josanaraae Cheromiah, class of 2004 

There is no way that we can possibly convey Amanda Cheromiah’s story as well as we would want to, here in this blog. But here we provide a snapshot of her work leading up to and completing her dissertation, and a brief interview. Dr. Amanda Cheromiah (Laguna Pueblo) is a loved member of our community…

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Alumni Stories: Songbird, Luci Astorga

Alumni Stories: Songbird, Luci Astorga

Remember to Find Your van Gogh By Lucianna Astorga ’19 There’s a particularly poignant quote I read recently which says, “We get to decide who it is we allow to influence us… I chose van Gogh.” This quote illuminates the fact that we as individuals have the seemingly easy, but actually rather complex ability to…

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Our Menaul Story: Janet Stephenson

Our Menaul Story: Janet Stephenson

After driving my dyslexic son home from elementary school while he sobbed each and every day that “he was stupid and dumb,” our family decided to tour Menaul School. This was back in 2006 when the windows were broken, and weeds were growing everywhere. I listened to the tour guide, I spoke to current students,…

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Immerse Yourself in Language and Culture

Immerse Yourself in Language and Culture

Angelina Freeman, class of ‘20  Angelina is one student who does not back down from a challenge—she spent her junior year in Indonesia, on a prestigious Department of State scholarship (YES Abroad). She attended school, lived with a host family, and learned the Indonesian language and culture.  Angelina’s experiences showed her that:  a) she can do anything she sets her mind to, and  b) she…

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