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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The Panther Hall of Fame Award

The Panther Hall of Fame Award

Dear Menaul Alum, As we celebrate this very special 125th year here at Menaul, we invite you to participate in this year’s Homecoming activities, one of which is the traditional vote for our Panther Hall of Fame Award. This award has been given to student athletes, coaches, administrators, and teams.  The award honors not only…

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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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A Fun Celebration 125 Years in the Making!

A Fun Celebration 125 Years in the Making!

A Gift that Keeps Giving for Over 125 Years Menaul School’s history is not just the history of a school. Although, 125 years of life as an educational institution is certainly worth celebrating. Menaul School’s history… is also the history of Albuquerque… and contains the history of New Mexico. The Menaul School story contains multitudes…

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Faculty Spotlight: John Sitler, Upper School Religious Studies

Faculty Spotlight: John Sitler, Upper School Religious Studies

John N. Sitler is a native Philadelphian, with siblings, nephews and nieces in diaspora all around the country and abroad. John spends hours listening to music, and loves to sing in church and community choirs. He enjoys reading history, theology, poetry and politics, and hiking and cycling in the beauty of New Mexico. If independently…

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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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How to Experience International Culture Without Leaving Your Home!

How to Experience International Culture Without Leaving Your Home!

Menaul School is the most diverse private school in Albuquerque. One of our unique aspects is the international culture brought to campus by students from over 20 countries. This year might be our all-time high thanks to the arrival of a large number of students from mostly European countries! Menaul School is thrilled to welcome…

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How to Help Your Middle School Student Thrive!

How to Help Your Middle School Student Thrive!

Author: Amy Boldt  Parenting a middle school student has it’s challenges, that is for sure. We found a helpful article that we hope you will enjoy reading. Check it out, later in this article! It’s called, “How to talk to your middle-schooler (so they might actually listen to you.”  The Menaul School community theme for 2021-22 is Thrive. Throughout…

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We are Connected, We are Rooted

We are Connected, We are Rooted

This speech was delivered at Convocation by John Sitler, on August 17, 2021 “Happy are those who trust in the LORD,     who rely on the LORD. They will be like trees planted by the streams     whose roots reach down to the water. They won’t fear drought when it comes;     their leaves will remain green. They…

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Spiritual Life: Community Chapel

Spiritual Life: Community Chapel

The chapel service at Menaul School follows the form of worship in the Presbyterian tradition… There is a reason for what we do and why we do it the way we do it. First, it is God who takes initiatives in our relationship with God. God gathers us in as a community to come into…

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