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2019 O'Hara Magazine

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2019 Magazine O HARA Enter to Learn Go Forth to Serve CATHOLIC SCHOOL

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2019 20 EVENT CALENDAR please join us Wednesday October 9 Friday October 18 Monday November 4 Wednesday November 6 November 12 December 2 Monday November 25 Wednesday November 27 Wednesday December 11 Thursday December 12 Tuesday December 17 Wednesday January 8 Sunday January 26 Saturday February 8 Wednesday February 26 March 11 12 13 Thursday March 19 Thursday April 9 Wednesday April 15 Wednesday May 13 Thursday May 14 Wednesday May 27 Friday May 29 Tuesday June 2 Thursday June 4 Monday June 8 Tuesday June 9 Blessing of the Animals St Francis Mass Jog A Thon Veterans Day Assembly Mass honoring All Saints Toys for Tots Toy Drive Advent Wreath Making Blessing Thanksgiving Mass PreS 4th Grade Christmas Program 5th 8th Grade Christmas Program Advent Mass Epiphany Mass Open House for Prospective Families Annual Auction Ash Wednesday Mass Middle School Drama Production Wizard of Oz Lenten Mass Holy Thursday Mass Easter Mass PreS 4th Grade Spring Program Art Walk 5th 8th Grade Spring Program Art Walk May Crowning Living Rosary 6th Grade Living Saints Presentation 4th Grade Talking Art Museum Talent Show 8th Grade Farewell Mass 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony SHELLEY MARK GIUSTINA 2020 AUCTION CHAIRS O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 1

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Dear Friends In June merely hours after our students left the building our art room and P E office were completely emptied disassembled and made ready for renovations As I write this demolition framing and sheetrock are complete and by the time you read this our new spaces will be nearing completion It truly is remarkable how fast something can be made new and the transformation has been fun to watch This year as we spent considerable time focusing our attention and efforts toward defining our vision for O Hara s future we couldn t help but spend a few moments reminiscing and recalling the past We are filled with pride and gratitude for all that has made O Hara the place we know and love and with appreciation for all those who share a part in writing our history and making our mark It is not one individual or one group that makes O Hara what it is rather it is a community that continually chooses to invest resources of time talent treasure and more to ensure the success of our mission As principal I have the wonderful opportunity to witness the breadth depth of the generosity first hand and I could not be more humbled or grateful To each and every individual that chooses O Hara I want to say thank you Thank you for your faith in O Hara Thank you for your steadfast support Thank you for entrusting us with the education and faith formation of your students Thank you for being a part of our story May God continue to bless you Mrs Tammy Conway Principal credits editor publication design AMBER FERRARI proofreaders TAMMY CONWAY HEIDI KENDALL MICHELLE MEADOR CHRIS MILLIRON MARYANNE OBERSINNER printer CENTRAL PRINT REPROGRAPHIC SERVICES photos thank you to everyone who sent us the great photos all year long special thanks to O Hara parent photographer SHANNA CHESS for sharing her time talent contact us OHARASCHOOL ORG COMMUNICATIONS OHARASCHOOL ORG 541 485 5291 follow us on social media INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK LINKEDIN oharacatholicschool facebook com oharacatholicschool linkedin com company oharacatholicschool front cover kindergarten student RHYS BRAZELTON ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 2

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Led by Auction Chairs Jennifer Ryan Pap our 2019 Annual Auction was one for the record books The elegant circus atmosphere was enjoyed by all and highlights of the evening included a performance by aerialists actors in circus garb a record number of sponsors and sponsorship dollars and of course the traditional auction video featuring O Hara students doing what they do best just being themselves It truly was The Greatest Show From our chairs We were honored to chair O Hara s 2019 Auction Event to help raise money for a school community that is very near and dear to our hearts We thank God each day that our children are able to attend O Hara and for the community our family is a part of With gratitude Jennifer Ryan Pap O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 3

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Thank you Sponsors TITLE SPONSORS Murphy Company Marie Jones Family The Pap Group CBT Nuggets Western Shelter Systems PLATINUM SPONSORS The Brazelton Family Timber Products Company GOLD SPONSORS Builder s Electric Cascade Title Company Central Print Harvey Price k p d insurance Quantum Health Slocum Center Spring Capital Group Members of O Hara s Auction Committee Staff L to R Amy Londahl Amber Ferrari Kate Harvey Amy Quiring Silma Rivera Lyons Jackie Zenz Meghan Myers Jennifer Pap Ryan Pap Christina Hoffstot Shelley Giustina Danielle Hauser Michelle Meador Kathryn Brotherton Principal Tammy Conway Laura Rossow Jaime Landon SILVER SPONSORS Chambers Construction Comfort Flow Heating Kiefer Mazda Kia Oregon Neurosurgery Ryan Hoffstot Farmers Insurance Agency Tokatee Golf Club SILENT AUCTION SPONSORS Thornton Orthodontics Evergreen Car Care ADDITIONAL SPONSORS Columbia Bank Down the Beanstalk Productions Domino s Gass Orthodontics Elizabeth Chambers Cellar Essig Entertainment Hop Valley Brewing Co Jessica Johnston Realtor Re Max Integrity Mac s Custom Catering Merry Maids Oregon Community Credit Union Summit Bank Dr John Villano O Hara students singing for our 2019 auction video This year s video was set to the hit song This is Me from the soundtrack to the movie The Greatest Showman Special thanks to Down the Beanstalk Productions and O Hara parents Erin and Dustin Whitaker for filming and producing our auction videos each year Videos from 2012 present can be viewed on our website ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 4

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Catching up with O Hara The Over Family Maggie Gwen John Maggie O Hara class of 2009 just completed her didactic year of PA school at Midwestern University of Arizona She has now started her clinical rotations and will graduate in August of 2020 with a Master s Degree of Physician Assistant Gwen O Hara class of 2011 graduated in May from St Mary s College of California with a BA in Communication and a Creative Writing minor She accepted a position as a Communications Program Specialist in Enablement Marketing for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and is currently living in Dallas TX John O Hara class of 2016 attends Marist and is a member of the class of 2020 He hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level and eventually become a veterinarian Parent Perspective The value of a Catholic education can be measured in many ways but we believe the most significant aspect of it occurs after graduation from high school That is to say that all the education religion sports and activities have shaped those young adults for their lifetimes This marvelous foundation has been laid to help guide these students for life s lessons This foundation provides a very strong ethical and moral compass that will serve them well in good times and in difficult times The difference between a Catholic education and a secular education is that Catholic education fosters the morality and ethical transformation of the student to the highest degree This is because the most important part of this education is knowing that Jesus Christ is our Savior and ultimate example of ethics and morality for our students Jesus Christ is the head of our Catholic church and our faith and because of this our students must learn to answer to a divine being Jesus through our dedicated staff teachers and coaches has so generously given our students this priceless foundation Dr Mrs Larry Beth Over O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 5

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The Walters Family Kevin Helen Samuel Margaret Kevin O Hara class of 2003 completed his law degree at Washington and Lee and now works as a CPA at Moss Adams in Eugene He enjoys traveling and experiencing cultures the most recent trip being to Pakistan Turkey and Cyprus Helen O Hara class of 2005 received her Master s from Texas A M University and moved back to the west coast to work as an analyst for Campbell Global in Portland In her free time she is pursuing an MBA coaches youth lacrosse and plays violin for a local symphony Samuel O Hara class of 2008 received his double Bachelor s in Chemistry and International Studies from Oregon State University in addition to spending a summer in Madagascar teaching English to the locals He now works as a chemist in Seattle and enjoys volunteering for the Pacific Science Center in his free time Margaret O Hara class of 2013 is pursuing a double Bachelor s in Computer Science and Digital Communications from Oregon State University and is a founding member of the Beth and Jerry Hulsman Quintet Margaret interned at Disney last fall and at Quantum Spatial in Portland this summer Parent Perspective O Hara was important to us because we believe it is easier to be faithful if you are living your faith daily We felt that as parents it was our job to do everything we could to set our children on a faithful moral path without sacrificing their education O Hara provided just such an environment We feel fortunate to have had our kids grow and thrive in the O Hara community Mr Mrs David Terese Walters The Jaros Family Ty Haley Allison Ty O Hara class of 2003 attended Seattle University and graduated with a B S in General Science He graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2018 He is now back in Eugene with his wife Elizabeth practicing dentistry with Dr Robert Gemmell They enjoy re discovering Eugene with their dachshund Pepper Haley O Hara class of 2005 attended Western Oregon University and played soccer she played 4 years of varsity soccer at Marist She also attended the U of O Haley has been coaching soccer in Eugene and has taken a number of teams to championships with the Eugene Timbers F tbol Club When she isn t coaching you ll find her hiking and camping or doing any other outside activity Allison O Hara class of 2009 also attended Seattle University She returned to Eugene and is currently at LCC in the Culinary Arts and Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management program She can always be found in the kitchen trying new recipes Parent Perspective Being a non Catholic family we were completely welcomed into the O Hara community The small class sizes helped create a safe strong and challenging learning environment The Catholic faith is blended into all aspects of O Hara from the faculty and classroom to the lunchroom and playground We always felt O Hara provided structure to add to the faith values and education that we wanted for our kids Kindness compassion ethical values and service to others was also a daily focus O Hara will likely see some future Jaros children Ms Dianne Leavitt ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 6

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We enjoyed seeing many O Hara graduates in the local news for their athletic accomplishments this spring Congratulations to all of them and special thanks to those who sent us pictures quotes ANIKA THOMPSON JACK CROWELL O Hara 17 Junction City 21 O Hara 16 Marist 20 2019 4A State Track Meet 1st place in the 1500M 4 47 86 2nd place in the 3000M 10 17 96 2019 4A State Track Meet 2nd place in the 800M 1 55 26 What I miss most about O Hara How close my class became by the end of our 8th grade year we were like family and that was a really special thing My favorite thing about O Hara I love O Hara with all my heart I miss the loving and supportive O Hara community O Hara provided a solid foundation for me academically spiritually and athletically It helped instill in me the importance of making good moral choices working hard and setting goals One word I would use to describe O Hara Community GABE GARBODEN JACKSON WHITTAKER LUCY TSAI O Hara 15 Marist 19 O Hara 17 Marist 21 O Hara 16 Marist 20 2019 4A State Track Meet 1st place in the 1500M 4 05 64 4th place in the 800M 1 59 23 2019 4A State Tennis Tournament 3rd place Singles 2019 4A State Track Meet 6th place in the 800M 2 26 62 What I miss most about O Hara What I miss most about O Hara My favorite thing about O Hara I miss O Hara s supportive community and how everyone is there for each other How you were able to get to know other people in different grades with activities I miss my friends and all of the great times we had together CALLING ALL ALUMNI We want to stay in touch Visit oharaschool org or email us at advancement oharaschool org O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 7

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O Hara Mindy Wittkop and David Gonyea were classmates at O Hara and graduated together in 1985 This June their sons Parker and Henry graduated together in the class of 2019 The generations of families at O Hara are a treasured part of our tradition and legacy Mindy Wittkop 85 Parker 19 Matt Nagy Ellie 16 Henry 19 Tracie Caroline 14 David 85 Gonyea The Wittkop Family The Gonyea Family WHY IS O HARA IMPORTANT TO YOUR FAMILY WHY IS O HARA IMPORTANT TO YOUR FAMILY O Hara provides a strong education teaching of great morals and positive spiritual influence O Hara provides a close knit community and a strong education DAVID S FAVORITE O HARA MEMORY MINDY S FAVORITE O HARA MEMORY My favorite memory of O Hara is performing our 8th grade Shakespeare play The Tempest I also enjoyed our 8th grade field trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland Sister Maureen Oliver Sister Mo who was a first grade teacher and then the principal used to come around school to celebrate our birthdays She was a great teacher who was firm understanding fair and loving FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED O HARA 8 AT O HARA SINCE 1980 FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED O HARA 14 AT O HARA SINCE 1971 DID YOU KNOW Mindy s father Fred Wittkop served on the O Hara Foundation Board in the 80 s Mindy recently completed her 2 year tenure as President of the Foundation her predecessor was David Gonyea DID YOU KNOW David s parents Joe JoeMae Gonyea were chairs for the Ways and Means Committee in the 80 s Prior to the annual auction O Hara held a carnival and a yard sale as fundraisers It was a difficult time for our area s economy With prayers and hard work we were able to keep O Hara s doors open for the students and look at you go today We made great friends and accomplished great fundraising for the school JoeMae Gonyea Fred Wittkop ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 8

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O H ARA C ATHOLIC S CHOOL C APITAL C AMPAIGN A P ROUD L EGACY A V ISION FOR THE F UTURE As many of you are aware by now O Hara Catholic School is in the planning stages of a major capital campaign We are pleased to announce the theme of our campaign will be A Proud Legacy A Vision for the Future A Proud Legacy A Vision for the Future is a fitting theme for O Hara s community and this campaign because it celebrates our proud and strong 130 year history of Catholic education as well as celebrates our vision to continue offering the highest quality education for generations to come This fall you will learn much more about the effort and the different ways you can help the cause A key task of the preparation and organizational phase of O Hara s A Proud Legacy A Vision for the Future capital campaign has already been completed Campaign leaders have identified projects and fundraising goals The projects were prioritized by need and achievability and our selections were heavily influenced by community feedback obtained through the campaign assessment conducted in the spring Addressing deferred maintenance for our 70 year old building was the priority for the majority of our community With that in mind goals were divided into campaign tiers beginning with deferred maintenance projects The rest of the tiers show our short and long term facility plan and projects will be completed as funds are available TIER I 3 MILLION ESTIMATED COST East wing siding Replace deteriorated siding and trim material East wing roof Replace deteriorated roof to end leaks and maintain structural integrity to the building Main hall restrooms Remodel to meet ADA standards and upgrade plumbing and fixtures East parking lot Pave and upgrade the parking lot to eliminate deteriorated surface improve appearance and traffic flow ease maintenance and provide underground infrastructure for future needs Indoor lighting Install high efficiency LED lights for all classrooms and offices Heating and cooling system Upgrade the entire HVAC system and related infrastructure to increase efficiencies and improve heating and cooling controls TIER 2 2 MILLION ESTIMATED COST STEM Classroom Add a dedicated classroom to the middle school wing to host STEM classes that increase student exposure to science technology engineering and math Maker Space Classroom Add a dedicated classroom in the middle school wing that provides workspaces that allow for small group learning experiences team projects and collaboration Music Room Add a dedicated classroom for PreS 8 music classes and for the middle school choir TIER 3 4 5 MILLION ESTIMATED COST Auxiliary Gym Construct an 8 800 square foot gymnasium adjacent to the middle school wing to provide a backup facility for P E classes indoor recess and other instructional purposes Restrooms Construct ADA approved restrooms with access for gym use and outdoor school activities FUTURE CELEBRATION PROJECTS Track and Field 3 million estimated cost Construct a regulation 400 meter track with a synthetic surface Install artificial turf in the infield to increase student use for P E and after school uses This project is contingent on support from an anonymous group of donors as well as property acquisition from the City of Eugene Early Childhood Learning Center 5 million estimated cost A new state of the art educational space specifically for three and four year old students The facility will increase access to O Hara by doubling the size of the Pre School program and provide the ability to host summer programs O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 9

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Y OU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE As O Hara looks forward to this major capital campaign effort assembling a strong volunteer team is crucial and we invite community members to consider an active role in our campaign Campaign Leadership Team Parent Committee We are thankful that several members of the O Hara community have already stepped up to help provide the necessary leadership The following families have agreed to serve on our Campaign Cabinet John and Andrea Murphy Jr Jesse and Ellen Grant Jason and Nissa Pellegrini Mike and Melissa Scala Bill Manning and Laura Lee McIntyre and SAC Chair Wendy Pierpont In their role cabinet members will oversee the effort and assist Principal Tammy Conway in implementing a successful campaign It is an exciting time for O Hara with the planning and organization of our A Proud Legacy A Vision for the Future campaign To be successful we will rely on every family to provide support either financially or with their time Steve and Louise Fortuna are chairing the campaign s parent committee and are seeking 4 to 6 volunteers per grade level Contact Advancement Director Michelle Meador if you are interested You can help make a difference Please consider lending your talent to this important cause QUESTIONS CONTACT MICHELLE MEADOR DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT MMEADOR OHARASCHOOL ORG 541 485 5291 ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 10

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As we prepare to launch a multi year multi faceted capital campaign to make campus renovations upgrades we re finding ourselves equally excited for the future and enjoying the nostalgia and reflection that s coming along with the preparations From prospective parents who note the warm and welcoming feeling they experience upon entering our building and the many families who observe a palpable presence of God in our hallways to the traditions the history and the community that continue to grow every year O Hara is truly a special place Over the next few pages we re taking a closer look at some of our fun traditions sharing some of our history and digging deeper into what our students and families say makes O Hara hold such a special place in their hearts ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 14

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This picture surfaced when we were cleaning out our archives in the back of the art room We d love to know who these cheerleaders are and what year the photo was taken O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 15

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This year will mark 70 years of Catholic education in our current location When the doors to our building opened in 1950 it was St Francis High School As recalled by St Francis alumnus Marlin Franssen class of 1951 students were tasked to help with the move and walked the 10 blocks from their former location on the St Mary Church campus to the new building carrying their desks Our building would serve as a high school until 1968 when Marist Catholic High School opened their doors At this point St Mary School moved into our building from their former location on 13th Lincoln and served elementary students from all over eastern Lane County The school was renamed O Hara in June of 1978 Over the years our building has undergone many updates and construction projects including the addition of the now primary wing in 1956 to serve as a junior high for St Mary a new gym roof in 2014 and the major renovations taking place this summer In the process of cleaning out and demolition we found a few blasts from the past worth sharing We don t know the story but are betting that someone out there does and we d love to hear more If you know the story behind one of these photos please email us at communications oharaschool org In the process of demolition in the O Hara art room P E offices early this summer these spaces used to be the boys locker room we found a solitary nearlybrand new Nike high top shoe from the 1980 s and a list of initials on the wall in the P E equipment room ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 16

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article credit MARYANNE OBERSINNER 6TH GRADE OUTDOOR SCHOOL O Hara in Central Oregon For 3 days every spring the Diocese of Baker Retreat Center in Powell Butte becomes home to O Hara s 6th grade class Mr John Conway and Mrs Maryanne Obersinner O Hara s 6th grade teachers consider themselves blessed to have found such a perfect location to serve as base camp for their Outdoor School Sixth grade science curriculum includes the study of earth science in particular volcanoes and plate tectonics and the location of the retreat center provides easy and convenient access for day trips that provide students hands on learning experiences integrating these topics On the first day students visit majestic Smith Rock State Park They learn about the different rock formations at the park and enjoy a hike along the Crooked River Along the way the teachers discuss the flora and fauna of the area as well as the forces of weathering and erosion continually at work The second day includes visits to the Lava River Cave and High Desert Museum In the evening the class celebrates Mass in the chapel at the Retreat Center and participates in handson science activities The students visit Lava Lands before returning to O Hara on the third day followed by time to recuperate over the weekend As Mr Conway observed It s really cool to be able to see in person all of the things we have studied in science class It solidifies some of the topics that are otherwise hard to picture especially Smith Rock State Park and the Lava Tube It s hard not to see God in all of those places O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 17

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8TH Grade Leaders 2019 8th Grade Leaders at Outdoor School L to R Henry Nieckarz Rachel McConaghie Coco Majors Drew Prickel Aydin Konnie Lucas Howe Cole Meyer T their lessons they reflect upon what they learned as sixth graders and how to make the concepts interactive and memorable This is a huge benefit to our sixth graders but it also helps our eighth graders develop their own leadership and teaching skills Lindy Prickel aking fifty 6th graders overnight is an adventure that requires lots of planning and reinforcements In addition to 15 18 parent chaperones 7 10 eighth grade Junior Leaders join the trip every year As the Outdoor School program developed teachers saw an opportunity for mentorship from older students The Junior Leader Program is one of Mrs Obersinner s favorite aspects of Outdoor School It gives whose son Drew was a Junior Leader this year concurs His experience has given him more confidence and leadership skills that will benefit him in high school and beyond me great joy and pride to see these students as servant leaders They help bring to life our school s motto Enter to Learn Go Forth to Serve Year after year the 8th grade leaders count Outdoor School as a highlight of their year Rachel McConaghie keeps it in perspective with her advice for next year s leaders Remember that this isn t your retreat you At Outdoor School Junior Leaders serve as support for teachers and are also each charged with planning and executing a science activity for the 6th graders This component serves a dual purpose says Mrs Obersinner should be trying to do whatever you can to benefit the 6th graders experience Henry Nieckarz enjoyed the camaraderie It was such a fun and joyful experience to bond with my peers on a trip that I remember so fondly from 6th grade One of the best ways to learn something is to teach it When our eighth graders prepare ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 18

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In a community where many traditions are decades old it s fun to mix it up and create some new ones too Three years ago our auction decorations committee created a new tradition that has quickly become a favorite Our 8th graders are asked to describe O Hara in just one word and photo posters are created for each student in the theme of our event Read below for a glimpse of what O Hara means through the eyes of our oldest students These 12 students all attended O Hara from Preschool 8th grade L to R Oliver Tracer Jack Reichenberger William Johnston Jaedan Neumann Calvin Baker Parker Heitman Sam Thornton Sophie Mahalak Reeve Helvoigt Rachel McConaghie Sofia Ferrari and Sophia Gass ACCEPTING ADVENTURE AFFECTIONATE AMAZING CARING CATHOLIC CHALLENGING CHARITABLE CLOSE CLOSE KNIT COMFORTING COMMUNITY COMPASSIONATE COOL CREATIVE DEDICATED DRIVEN EDUCATIONAL ENCOURAGING ENERGETIC ENTERTAINING EXHILARATING FAITH FAITH FILLED FAITHFUL FAMILY FANTASTIC FRIENDLY FRIENDSHIPS FUN GENEROUS ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 20 GOD GOOD GREAT HOLY HOME INCLUSIVE INTERESTING JESUS JUBILANT KIND KINDHEARTED LOVE LOVING MEMORABLE NICE NURTURING PERFECT PHILANTHROPIC PREPARATORY PROTECTIVE RESPECTFUL SMART SOCIAL SPIRITUAL STIMULATING SUPPORTIVE THOUGHTFUL TOGETHER UNIQUE UNITY WELCOMING

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Top L to R Pablo Gonzalez Alayo 3 Bristol Landon PreS Kyler Bernards 5 Middle L to R Katie Asbury 2 Davis Whittaker 4 Ella Manning 1 Bottom L to R Henry Gonyea 8 Kendyl Heyward K Brayden Williams 5 O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 21

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Top L to R Mimi Bouressa 7 Dash Drennan PreK Kate Petersen 3 Middle L to R Matthew Murphy K Sofie Scott 3 Luke Shah 8 Bottom L to R Emma Angeles 1 Will Pierpont 5 Lexi Hudson 3 ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 22

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More than 80 students took part in this year s drama production of Beauty and the Beast Jr The production is open to students in grades 5 8 who fill not only cast roles but those of stagehands and tech crew as well Beauty and the Beast Jr was co directed by Mrs Kathryn Leonard Miss Stacy Davis and Mr Jim Dunn In true O Hara fashion more than 75 volunteers were also integral to the success of this year s production Pictured L to R William Johnston 8 as The Beast with Coco Majors 8 as Belle Asher Pellegrini 7 as Gaston with Andrew Forsyth 7 as LeFou Rachel McConaghie 8 as Mrs Potts Coco Majors 8 as Belle Sophie Mahalak 8 as Babette Teagan Jenkins 7 as Cogsworth and Luke Jaspers 7 as Lumi re All are invited to attend our 2020 drama production Wizard of Oz scheduled for March 11 12 13 at O Hara Our decades themed Spring Musical was a hit Our students had a blast representing the 50 s 60 s 70 s 80 s 90 s through song and costumes and our audience loved singing along Top row L to R Drake McDowell 7 Sadie Shah 7 Carter Heer 7 Addison O Brien K Nina Aliotti 1 Bottom row L to R Henry Day 1 Luke Manning 6 Gwyneth Westover 6 Sophie Mahalak 8 Alex Ch vez 8 Kaitlyn Mazur 8 Taylor Heer 8 Lucas 2 Amanda 1 Dietmeyer O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 23

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Mrs Kathryn Leonard O Hara s Music Specialist was named the September 2018 recipient of the Excellence in Education Award presented by New Country 93 3 and Northwest Community Credit Union The Excellence in Education Award is given monthly to an individual making a difference in Eugene area schools and the community Mrs Leonard is pictured at left with O Hara PreK students clockwise from bottom left Ava Roscoe Adrienne Oeming Dash Drennan Henry Rawson Jase Malos Layne Helvoigt and Stella Snyder At right Mrs Leonard is pictured with local radio show personalities L to R Bill Barrett Tim Fox and Tracy Berry from New Country 93 3 The popular trio visited O Hara to present the award at an all school assembly ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 24

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Individuals pictured from L to R top to bottom Ailey Mora as Laurie Hernandez Emi Byrum as Susan B Anthony John Schilling as Winston Churchill Pablo Gonzalez Alayo as Saint Paul Katelyn Kelly as Harriet Beecher Stowe Kendall Skinner as Amelia Earhart Mackenzie Fort as Laura Ingalls Wilder Noah Brown as Harry Houdini Peyton Murphy as Jane Goodall Emery Jones as Queen Elizabeth I Cassidy Connor as Lindsey Vonn Jackson Rossow as Babe Ruth Top group L to R Malakai Rowlett as Wolfgang Mozart Hallie White as Helen Keller and Elijah Kim as Charles Darwin Bottom group L to R Noah Luikart as Thomas Edison Graeson Kirkpatrick as George Washington and Gabriel Rodriguez as Paul Revere O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 25

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There are lots of costumes and lots of excitement and the question Who are you can be heard echoing down the hallways but it s not Halloween it s O Hara s Third Grade Biography Book Reports A focus in 3rd grade is demonstrating reading comprehension and developing presentation skills and for nearly 15 years third grade has been the year of book reports Each report throughout the year has a different presentation theme and is designed to shift the focus of the presentation from the last report and develop and stretch students skills even further The year culminates in the highly anticipated Biography Book Reports Developed and implemented into 3rd grade curriculum in 2005 by then 3rd grade homeroom teachers Leann Martin and Diane Church Biography Book Reports have become a tradition Diane taught 3rd grade for 13 years is now semi retired and works part time as a math specialist at O Hara She recalls There was always a lot of excitement around the Biography Book Reports as each student transformed into the person they had read about It was the last report of the year and probably the most fun Students were able to choose their subject learn all about their life present the book report in a first person style and share with the class little novelties associated with their subject It was great to see the creativity of the kids and the pride in their costumes and presentations From familiar to lesser known the list of biographies represented is always a diverse list that includes influential and inspirational figures from Biblical times to the present day This report is a favorite of both students and parents Students are visibly proud to know so much about their subject and the role they played in history and are happy to tell anyone that happens to ask all about the life and impact of their subject of study Parents love the interactive component that draws students into the book and makes oral presentations routine Megan Tom Connor Jr whose daughter Cassidy is pictured at left portraying Olympian Lindsey Vonn appreciate the early start to public speaking a skill that is often difficult for many adults We didn t give presentations that young growing up it s so great to see the kids hone their skills early and often through these book reports We love that the frequency of the projects helps Cassidy to see presenting in front of her peers as no big deal rather than something to be scared of or intimidated by ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 26

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From top left clockwise Scout Pellegrini Anna Edwards Payton Jenkins via FaceTime Mary Mokrohisky Tyler Howe Lucas Jackson Andrew May James Guerrero Davis Whittaker Douglas Long Conner Harvey Dominic Angelastro TALKING ART As a parent who values arts education one of my most favorite events at school this year was the Talking Art Museum Walking around the gym and witnessing all these 4th graders being either the art or the artist reminded me once again how much I value the education my daughter is getting at O Hara What I loved most about this project was that it gave the kids an opportunity to learn a variety of things about the artist and their work life about the actual process of creating the art and about public speaking and memorization Anytime you can combine skills into one project like this it s a total win all around MUSEUM O Hara parent Ali Edwards O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 27

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The Talking Art Museum is one of my favorite traditions at O Hara It was started a number of years ago by O Hara s art teacher at the time Anna Mueller I was excited to take on the tradition and add some touches of my own The students really delve into learning about their artists and paintings I love seeing them take the information they have learned about their artist and pass it along to the many visitors that come visit the Talking Art Museum Mrs Julie Fulton O Hara s 4th grade Art Teacher Each spring O Hara 4th graders present the Talking Art Museum This unique presentation is the culmination of a 5 week unit of study that O Hara 4th graders complete each year The curriculum was developed and the project began in 2009 as a collaborative and integrated project students complete both in their homeroom classes and in art class From our student artists Students work in pairs and each pair of students select a different artist and painting to study Artists studied include Jackson Pollock Andy Warhol Alexander Calder Frida Kahlo van Gogh Monet da Vinci Norman Rockwell Grandma Moses Fra Angelico and Picasso Once the artist has been selected students spend time in their homeroom researching the artist to write a short biography that includes information specific to the painting selected Concurrently in art class the student pairs each select 1 student to portray the artist and 1 student to be part of the painting Together they paint a 24 x 36 replica of the painting with one unique twist space cut out for a face During the presentation at O Hara students are set up around the school gymnasium each artist with their painting One student is dressed up as the artist the other student wears face paint and becomes part of the painting Visitors to the Talking Art Museum view the different paintings where they are able to push a button on the artwork to hear the painting give a short presentation on the history of the artwork Any questions visitors have are then directed to the artist who will talk and interact in character I ENJOYED WHEN LITTLE KIDS WOULD ASK ME OUTRAGEOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT MY ARTIST DURING MY PRESENTATION I LOVED TALKING IN AN ACCENT AND HAVING PEOPLE I KNOW COME UP TO MY PRESENTATION MRS FULTON ALWAYS SPENDS TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND SHE S PATIENT AND FUNNY AND I REALLY UNDERSTAND HER LECTURES MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT ART CLASS IS THAT I FEEL LIKE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE I LIKED TEACHING THE SCHOOL AND PARENTS ABOUT MY ARTIST L to R Greta Van Den Wymelenberg Nia Barreto ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 28

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GIVING IS TRUE HAVING Planned Giving DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT GIFT THAT CAN PROVIDE A LASTING CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOR GENERATIONS TO COME You can with Planned Giving opportunities Your transformational gift doesn t have to wait You can create a better future for students at O Hara today through a planned gift via your will or trust Your gift makes it possible You can make a generous commitment to their future right away It will not reduce your savings or your cash flow It is revocable so you can make changes as required MAKING A BEQUEST IS EASY YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR MARK ON THE FUTURE THROUGH THEIR EDUCATION FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE ADVANCEMENT OFFICE AT ADVANCEMENT OHARASCHOOL ORG O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 29

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from the Office of Advancement O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 2018 19 was jam packed Really it s true In June I walked my daughter out of the building for the very last time when she graduated ending my 9 year run as an O Hara parent From my perspective as a parent O Hara was busy for sure but now from my vantage point halfway through my second year as Director of Advancement I m here to tell you jam packed is a more accurate term Coming to this realization was critical because without understanding just how much happens at O Hara one couldn t possibly understand just how deep my gratitude for each and every one of you goes During the 2018 19 fiscal year O Hara received more than 750 000 through events individual and corporate donations grants and the Open Door Foundation The broad and loyal support and generosity that O Hara experiences is humbling and reassuring In today s world we are keenly aware that there are many worthy organizations seeking support In light of this we offer our sincere gratitude for the commitment our donors continue to demonstrate to O Hara and to our mission Additionally we offer our reassurance that we are also committed committed to our students staff and community and to our responsibility to our stakeholders As we embark on an historic capital campaign our donors have stepped up in a great response our community is enthusiastic for the future of O Hara and we are certain that the best is yet to come ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 30 For each volunteer you see rest assured there are many more working behind the scenes making it all come together For each act of kindness and generosity you witness in our school know that there are countless more And for every donation you hear about there s a family who anonymously pays fees for another or offers services free of charge to our school And so please know that for every time I say thank you I mean it a million times more With sincere gratitude Michelle Meador

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O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL Annual Giving Report The donor list below reflects donations given to O Hara Catholic School from July 1 2018 through June 30 2019 The amounts donated include restricted and unrestricted gifts to our Archbishop O Hara Annual Appeal summer magazine response general donations sponsors from our annual Jog A Thon and Auction gifts given during the paddle raise and live auction purchases The list does not include donors who pledged students from the annual Jog A Thon and purchases outside of the live auction from the annual auction Please excuse any unintended omissions 100 000 and above The Pap Group Inc 25 000 99 999 Anonymous N B and Jacqueline Giustina Foundation Mr Mrs Larry Annette Konnie Murphy Company Open Door Foundation 10 000 24 999 Mr Mrs Ross Laura Bottem Mr John Breeden CBT Nuggets Mr Mrs Kurtis Melissa Doerr The Fulton Foundation Marie Jones Family Mr Mrs John Andrea Murphy Jr Western Shelter Systems Joseph E Weston Public Foundation 5 000 9 999 Mr Mrs Bill Krista Bernards The Brazelton Family Mr Mrs Greg Amber Ferrari Mr Mrs Kyle Kate Hudson Mr Ms Kris Kimberly Jeremiah Mr Mrs Brent Michelle Laing Mr Mrs Ryan Chelsey Lee Mr Mrs Steve Sally Lee Mr Mrs John Meghan Myers Quantum Health Mrs Susie Pap Mr Mrs Jason Nissa Pellegrini Spring Capital Group Timber Products Company Mr Mrs Eduard Marie Weber 2 500 4 999 Mr Dr Israel Carmina Angeles Mr Mrs Bert Shirley Babb Mr Mrs Cort Chelsea Brazelton Builder s Electric Cascade Title Co Chambers Construction Comfort Flow Heating Mr Mrs Tom Megan Connor Jr Mr Mrs Phil Sue Davidson Harvey Price Mr Mrs Dan Tracy Heitman Mr Mrs David Diza Hilles Ryan Hoffstot Farmers Insurance Agency Kiefer Mazda Kia k p d insurance Mr Mrs John Corinne Kiefer Knights of Columbus Council 1430 Mr Mrs Rob Jane Mullens Mr Mrs Scott Shelley Nelson Mr Mrs Ryan Jennifer Pap Mr Mrs Eric Molly Peterman Mr Mrs Troy Elizabeth Petersen Mr Mrs Neill Rebecca Plant Mr Mrs Michael Casey Roscoe Slocum Center for Orthopedics Sports Medicine Ms Nancy Smith Summit Bank Mr Mrs Steve Kim Wildish Dr Chris Yasenchak Mrs Colleen Stiles 1 000 2 499 Aggregate Resource Drilling LLC Mr Michael F Angelastro Mr Mrs Jason Kelly Bosch The Bottom Line LLC Eugene Pediatrics Mr Mrs Dave Barb Brazelton Mr Mrs Chad Heather Clark Columbia Bank Mr Dr Sid Katie Crenwelge Mr Mrs Michael Fran Curtis O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 31 Mr Emmett Devereux Mr Mrs Pat Sally Eagen Ms Patricia Edwards Ms Ashley Elder Evergreen Car Care Mr Greg Fisher Mrs Katie Jeremiah Fisher Mr Mrs Eric Adele Freepons Gass Orthodontics Mr Mrs John Philothea Gent Mr Mrs Larry Carolyn Giustina Mr Mrs Mark Shelley Giustina Mr Mrs Mark Nancy Gryziec Mr Mrs Ryan Christina Hoffstot Mr Mrs Eric Dawn Johnson Jessica Johnston RE MAX Integrity Mr Hans Koenigseder Dr Denise Routhier Mr Mrs Kyle Jaime Landon Mr Mrs Shaun Amy Londahl Mr Mrs Lazar Rosy Makyadath Mr Mrs Gavin Megan McKinnon Mr Mrs Trieber Michelle Meador Merry Maids Mid Valley Tractor Moss Adams LLP Mr Mrs Brian Katherine Movalson Mr Mrs Kevin Alicia Mullerleile Mr Mrs Gene Maryanne Obersinner Mr Mrs Spencer Heather O Neill Oregon Community Credit Union Oregon Neurosurgery Mr Jeffrey Rear Mr Mrs Michael Melissa Scala Thornton Orthodontics Dr Mrs Ben Tobbie Thornton Tokatee Golf Club John E Villano D D S PC Mr Mrs Marcus Suzyn Whittaker Mr Mrs Ron Renee Williams

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500 999 Alpha Turf NW Mr Mrs Norm Carol Andersen Mr Mrs Robert Jeanne Berg Mr Mrs Bob Kathryn Brotherton Mr Dr Aleksas Alison Burggren Dr Mrs Nathan Samantha Christensen Mr Mrs Dan Nicole Claric Mr Mrs Brian Mandi Craner Mr Mrs Gerry Robin Ferrari DJ Burgers Inc gLAs Architects LLC Mr Mrs Jose Danielle Guerrero Heitman Custom Homes LLC Mr Mrs Ron Ann Hudson Mr Mrs Charlie Lisa Kimball Mr Mrs Steven Lisa Korth Mr Mrs Tim Angela Mahalak Mr Jeffrey Malos Mrs Hollie Haaby Mercari Inc Morris O Nelson Sons Inc Nelson Brothers Trucking Inc Neurospine Institute Northwest Neuro Nerve Monitoring LLC Mr Mrs Patrick Katie O Brien Papa s Pizza Mr Mrs Ed Connie Portz Mr Mrs John Jacqueline Pynes Mr Gerardo Rivera Mrs Suzanne Dubon Mr Mrs Jeff Laura Rossow Mr Mrs Ryan Sarah Salisbury Mr Mrs John R Ann Sumich 250 499 Mr Mrs Rob Jenny Bennett Mr Mrs Charlie Sarah Butler Mr Mrs John Shanna Chess III Mr Mrs John Kim Conway French Toast Mr Mrs Pancho Julie Fulton Mr Mrs Jesse Ellen Grant Mr Mrs Gary Jessica Johnston Mr Mrs Matt Brooke Kendall Mr Richard Lachance Mr Mrs Michael Catherine Malos Mr Mrs Jim Ann Martin Mr Mrs John Liz McConaghie Mr Mrs Todd Sara Nelson Mr Mrs Chad Sarah Ostendorf Mr Mrs Frank Lori Powers Mr Mrs Eric Nicole Roedl Mr Mrs Brandon Kaia Rogers Mr Mrs Matt Samantha Snyder Mr Keith Sumey Mrs Victoria Smits Turell Group LLC Up to 250 Mr Mrs Leo Danielle Alapont Mr Mrs Ryan Brita Arcuri Mr Mrs Michael Connie Atkinson Mr Douglas Bielanski Mr Mrs John Megan Brewer Catholic Daughters of the Americas Mr Chris Ch vez Mrs Judy De Leon Ch vez Mrs Mr Stephanie Erik Cheney Chipotle Mexican Grill Mr Jamie Christopher Mrs Carrie Hellwig Christopher Mr Mrs Shawn Diane Church Mr Mrs Armond Sue Clemens Mr Mrs H J Katherine Cohn Mr Mrs Chris Tammy Conway Mr Mrs Jeff April Demers Mr Mrs Jim Sue Dunn Mr Mrs Jason Stephany Eckart Mr Dr Patrick Kristen Ell Mr Mrs Frank Sheila Elsener Eugene Running Company FACTS Management Company Mr Matt Zosel Mrs Sarah Forsyth Mrs Darlene Gangle Mr Mrs Werner Betty Goeckel Mr Mrs Harold Penelope Gross Mr Mrs Kyle Danielle Hauser Mr Mrs Thomas Pat Hawn Mr Mrs George Anie Helbling Mr Mrs James Virginia Helbling Mr Mrs Timothy Joanne Helfrich Mr Mrs Conor Rachel Henderson Mr Mrs Kevin Rachel Holleran Mr Mrs Nick Ashley Horner Hot Mama s Kitchen Bar Mr Mrs David Evelyn Israel Mr Mrs Daniel Amy Johnston Mr Mrs Jay Alisa Jones Mr Mrs Charles Cynthia Kaples Mr Mrs Fred Julie Kelso Mr Mrs Eric Heidi Kendall Mr Mrs John Annie Lahley Mr Mrs Dan Elise Landry Mr Mrs Tom Rebecca Larson Mr Keith Lewis Mr Mrs Randy Kara Litwiller Mr Mrs Ty Mindy Lockard Mr Bill Manning Ms Laura Lee McIntyre Miss Meers Mr Mrs Gerald Gayle Milliron Mr Mrs Chris Jenny Milliron Mod Super Fast Pizza LLC Ms Blanche Morris Mr Mrs William Janice Morrisette Mrs Anne Movalson Mucho Inc Mrs Cathy Mussio Fr Ron Nelson Mr Mrs Michael Tammi Owen Panera Bread Pastini Eugene LLC Dr Mrs Greg Jennifer Phillips Mr Mrs Ted Wendy Pierpont Mr Alexander Polishchuk Mrs Maria Nemirovskaya Mr Mrs Lloyd Phyllis Porter Ms Leslie Polson Mr Mrs Jeremy Lindy Prickel Putter s Game Day Sports Bar Mr Mrs Jake Amy Quiring Mr Mrs Rick Shanna Reichenberger Mr Mrs Cory Angie Relling Mr Gerardo Francisco Rivera Rodriguez Mr Harry Roscoe Dr Mrs Jim Marybeth Schombert Mr Mrs Stefan Tricia Schroffner Mr Mrs Steve Shauna Scott Spring Creek Holly Farm Mr Mrs Lyle Geraldine Teman Mr Mrs Eric Leslie Tompkins Ms Cassandra Westover Mr Mrs Jack Kay Wharfield Ms Carolyn Wharton Mr Mrs Kevin Kim Van Den Wymelenberg O Hara Catholic School is blessed to be the recipient of the annual distribution from the Open Door Foundation This year the Foundation gave 60 000 to O Hara Catholic School The funds given to the school from the Open Door Foundation are distributed as tuition assistance for families in need ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 32

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WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY O Hara has far exceeded our expectations in so many ways Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Top Row L to R Siomara Pi a 3 Anthony Milliron Ryan Gray K Stella Craner K Middle Row L to R Vivienne Siy Jillian Hoffstot Keegan Connor Avery Scala K Elliott Konnie Jordi Alapont 2 Samantha Eckart 2 Bottom Row L to R Terrence Porter Jr K Ella Campion Esmeralda Vargas 1 Jack Brotherton Jackson Fort 6 O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 33

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We appreciate how much a Catholic education teaches students respect charity community and above all the value of family and faith Top Row L to R Joe Mari Catron 2 Jase Malos Lillian Rea PreK Douglas Long 4 Bottom Row L to R Stella Pollard 6 Kai Villano 8 Kellie Schroffner Avery Isuani 7 ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 34

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God s blessings come to us in many ways For our family the greatest blessing we have received has been the ability to have our children attend O Hara Catholic School O Hara is a special school filled with love and holiness At O Hara the faith and spiritual needs of the students always come first and the education the students receive at O Hara is second to none Top Row L to R Sean Freepons 6 Rachel McConaghie 8 with Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith Justice Nah Andrew May 4 Bottom Row L to R Lola Netherton 2 Liam O Neill PreS Kaitlyn Mazur Coco Majors 8 ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 35

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The community at O Hara is wonderful I truly feel the warmth and love that the parents teachers and administrators have for my child Community and kindness are the best things about O Hara O Hara brings people and families together Top Row L to R Addyson Lee PreK Declan Pellegrini 5 Jack Kendall 3 Middle Row L to R CJ Martin Hobs Movalson EJ Roedl 5 Jack Reichenberger 8 Stella Snyder PreK Oliver Londahl K Bottom Row L to R Vivian Bennett K Cooper Mullens 8 Finn Whelan PreK Colt Mann Kate Gran Ren Tracer 5 O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 36

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ANNUAL GIVING REPORT The donor list below reflects donations given to the Open Door Foundation from July 1 2018 through June 30 2019 The amounts donated include gifts from our annual appeal summer magazine response general scholarship donations and funds raised from our annual fundraising event Oh So Lovely Please excuse any unintended omissions 10 000 and above Mr Mrs Joseph JoMae Gonyea II 2 500 9 999 Mr John F Quilter 1 000 2 499 Mr Mrs Kyle Kate Hudson Mr Mrs Art Irene King Mr Mrs Steve Sally Lee Mr Mrs Trieber Michelle Meador Mr Mrs Gene Maryanne Obersinner 500 999 Besemann Valentine LLP Mr Ted Helvoigt Mrs Michelle Gall Mr Mrs Jose Danielle Guerrero Mr Mrs Ryan Christina Hoffstot Johnson Brothers Garden Market k p d insurance Mr Mrs Ryan Chelsey Lee Mr Ronald Macklin Mr Bill Manning Mrs Laura Lee McIntyre Mr Mrs Rob Jane Mullens Mr Mrs Michael Casey Roscoe Mr Mrs Mike Michelle Stecher 250 499 Dr Jady Chiakowsky Comfort Flow Heating Hershner Hunter LLP Matt Kendall Real Estate Mr Mrs Rob Caryn Kimble Mr Mrs Ryan Jennifer Pap Mr Gerardo Rivera Mrs Suzanne Dubon Sapient Private Wealth Up to 249 Mr Mrs Jesse Amy Aguero Mr Mrs Leo Danielle Alapont Mr Mrs Ross Laura Bottem Ms Mary Carol Britt Mr Dr Dan Heather Campion Mr Mrs Thomas Mary Cary Mr Mrs John Shanna Chess III Mr Mrs Dan Nicole Claric Mr Mrs H J Katherine Cohn Mr G R Cooper Mr Jamie Christopher Mrs Carrie Hellwig Christopher Mr Mrs Phil Sue Davidson Miss Stacy Davis Ms Anne Ferrari glassybaby Mr Mrs George Anie Helbling Mr Mrs David Diza Hilles Mr Mrs Ken Connie Holdampf Mr Mrs Don Patricia Klenke Mr Mrs Darrin Molly Lajoie Mr Mrs Gerald Gayle Milliron Mr Mrs Scott Shelley Nelson Ms Kathleen O Boyle Mr Michael Patton Mrs Kay Hyde Patton Mr Mrs Eric Molly Peterman Mr Mrs Ted Wendy Pierpont Mr Mrs Greg Mary Jo Pitts Ms Judy Powell Mr Mrs Jeremy Lindy Prickel Ms Kristy Robertson Mr Mrs Stefan Tricia Schroffner Mr Mrs Matt Samantha Snyder Ms Rhonda Starelli Ms Kaye Stephenson O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 37

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LUISA DAY PREK The Open Door Foundation s sole mission is to provide tuition assistance to O Hara Catholic School The Foundation s vision and long term goal is to provide assistance to all students wanting to attend O Hara The need for tuition assistance grows annually but this gives the Foundation a dedicated focus in our fundraising efforts Under the current Board we pledge complete transparency and look forward to the day when anyone wanting to attend O Hara can do so with the support of the Open Door Foundation We would be happy to meet with any potential donors to see how we can best work together and accomplish our mission Thank you for all your support Kyle Hudson President OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 38

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS KYLE HUDSON Kyle joined the board in the summer of 2015 and is the current Foundation President Kyle and his wife Kate have three children Jack is a 2018 O Hara graduate and current Marist student Nick Lexi are current O Hara students Kyle and Kate have been very active in the O Hara community by helping out with the Foundation s annual appeal and the school s auction Kyle serves as President of a local insurance firm KELLY BOSCH Kelly joined the Foundation board in May of 2019 She and her husband Jason have two sons Dylan and Jaxon who currently attend O Hara Kelly is the Chief Financial Officer for the University of Oregon Foundation Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant and spent over 16 years as an auditor and consultant Kyle Hudson CARRIE HELLWIG CHRISTOPHER Carrie joined the board in May 2019 Carrie and her husband Jamie have one son Cameron who currently attends O Hara Carrie is a partner at Hershner Hunter LLP where she practices business intellectual property and technology law Carrie and Jamie moved to Eugene from Southern California in 2008 and are very active in the community They both serve on multiple non profit boards and donate time volunteering for O Hara MICHELLE GALL Michelle joined the Foundation board in the spring of 2018 and is the current Foundation Vice President She and her husband Ted Helvoigt have three daughters Layne currently attends O Hara Reeve is a 2019 O Hara graduate and attends Marist and Dale is a 2013 O Hara graduate and a 2017 Marist graduate Michelle is a CPA and partner at Besemann Valentine LLP Michelle has been in public accounting since 2003 Prior becoming an accountant she worked as an economist JOHN MURPHY JR John joined the board in the summer of 2015 and serves as the current Foundation Secretary John and his wife Andrea have four children Taylor Tripp Matthew Dylan who all attend O Hara John is an O Hara alum and a second generation Board member John Sr was a Board member in the 1980s 1990s when John Jr and his five sisters attended O Hara John is a Eugene native and works in the timber industry Kelly Bosch Carrie Hellwig Christopher Michelle Gall John Murphy Jr Rob Mullens Fr Ron Nelson Ryan Pap Dr Greg Phillips ROB MULLENS Rob joined the board in the summer of 2015 Rob and his wife Jane have two boys Cooper is a 2019 O Hara graduate and current Marist student Tanner attends O Hara The Mullens family relocated to Eugene in 2010 from Kentucky Rob is the Athletic Director for the University of Oregon FR RON NELSON Fr Ron is the pastor of St Mary Catholic Church and school pastor of O Hara Catholic School he has served on the Foundation board for a number of years Fr Ron was ordained a priest in 2007 and is originally from the Portland area RYAN PAP Ryan joined the board in January 2018 Ryan and his wife Jennifer have 3 children Charlie Henry and Kate Charlie is a 2017 O Hara graduate and Henry is a 2019 O Hara graduate Both boys are current Marist students Kate attends O Hara Ryan is a Eugene native and works in his family business The Pap Group DR GREG PHILLIPS Greg joined the board in the summer of 2015 Greg and his wife Jennifer have three kids who all attend O Hara Troy Logan Chloe Greg is a former University of Oregon football player and specializes in pain management sports medicine physical medicine and rehabilitation at Pacific Sports Spine ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 40

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THE OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION S 2019 FUNDRAISER EVENT WAS HOSTED BY SALLY LEE CHELSEY LEE THE MOTHER IN LAW DAUGHTER IN LAW DUO PUT A FANTASTIC NEW SPIN ON THIS LADIESONLY EVENT INCLUDING A NEW VENUE AND SHIFTING IT TO THE COCKTAIL HOUR NEARLY 100 WOMEN ATTENDED TO MIX MINGLE AND MAKE THE EVENING A GREAT SUCCESS RAISING MORE THAN 17 000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS Oh So Lovely Chairs Sally Lee Chelsey Lee Clockwise from top left Open Door Foundation President Kyle Hudson delivers the keynote address O Hara staff Angela Mahalak Julie Fulton Bibi Foerster Samantha Christensen O Hara moms Shelley Giustina Jaime Landon Andrea Murphy Mandi Craner Chelsea Dietmeyer O Hara staff Stacy Davis April Demers Michelle Campbell O HARA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 41 Thank You Sponsors Thank you to the businesses and individuals below for sponsoring our 2019 event

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ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE O Hara grad and former recipient of a scholarship from the Open Door Foundation Robyn May 14 reflected on her years at O Hara and shared her story at our 2019 event My name is Robyn May I m 19 years old and I am currently a freshman at the UO finishing my first year there I am an education major and a special education minor I hope to someday be a teacher Learning and teaching have always been important to me And my time at O Hara has guided me onto my current path I can t believe so much time has passed already I can still vividly remember my time at O Hara I started attending O Hara my 6th grade year Before then I was homeschooled Learning at home was a wonderful wholesome experience where there was a big focus of faith and family As the second oldest of ten children in my family life was often challenging but also very rewarding My parents wanted me to have the best opportunities in life so as the family grew larger they made the decision to send me to school My family never thought we could afford a Catholic school education but thanks to the Open Door Foundation and the scholarships I received I was able to become a student at O Hara I was the first child in my family to go to a school and as a 12 year old girl not knowing what to expect and worried about change I was naturally terrified However when I arrived at O Hara everyone welcomed me with open arms and I experienced a loving community that was happy to have me I still remember so many wonderful things about my first year I had a great experience having Mrs O as my homeroom teacher and doing the Living Saints Project with her was probably the highlight of my first year My saint was St Th r se of Lisieux I try to live by her example knowing that even the smallest of kind acts can make a huge impact The education I received at O Hara was challenging and exciting as it pushed me to do my best and prepared me well for high school and college I have so many great memories of all the classes I took The science labs we did in Mr Larson s class were very advanced and a lot of fun I enjoyed the projects in his class such as building bridges from pasta and creating mousetrap cars The advanced math I learned from Mrs Cosgrove helped me greatly throughout my high school experience I learned how to take great notes from Mr Bloomer s history class In English class with Mr May my father I enjoyed reading short stories by Ray Bradbury and reading the novel The Princess and the Goblin a Christian allegory I loved creating art projects in my personal favorite class which was art with Mrs Scott O Hara has taught me many character building lessons and opportunities the most comprehensive one being the SLE Project that we worked on in 7th and 8th grade Through the Schoolwide Learning Expectations I learned to be a socially engaged and responsible person The many faith centered opportunities the school afforded us were very impactful such as going to Mass experiencing Adoration and receiving the Sacrament of Confession The O Hara middle school experience I received was truly second to none After my time as a student at O Hara I attended Marist Catholic High School which is an academically challenging college prep school but because of the strong academic and spiritual foundation O Hara gave me I was well prepared to succeed at Marist The service values I learned from O Hara led me to my first job at a retirement home I had been volunteering there and a few months later got my first job which I worked for a year It was very rewarding to spend my time working with the elderly and giving back to the community Having the ability to attend a school like O Hara has led to many positive experiences and lessons that I will carry throughout my future My siblings and I could never have attended O Hara without the help of the Open Door Foundation I know that I would never have had the strong foundation and willingness to serve others without the O Hara experience I received with the help of the Open Door Foundation I personally know other Catholic families who received scholarships from the Open Door Foundation and without the generosity and love of this foundation many families like mine would be unable to attend O Hara O Hara set me on a trajectory in my life and I hope to continue to live a life serving others the way O Hara has helped me This summer I will be taking a pause on my course work at the UO and will be participating in Camp Adventure As part of this program I will be traveling to Japan to work on an American Marine base helping to run a day camp for the children there After college I plan to be an elementary school teacher and possibly teach special ed classes I would like to thank you all for your kindness and generosity Because of the scholarship program I have grown into the person I am today a young woman who entered to learn and is going forth to serve ENTER TO LEARN GO FORTH TO SERVE 42

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KATE FORSYTH NATALIA CORADO SARAH LEE 2 715 W 18th Avenue Eugene OR 97402 oharaschool org FIFTH ANNUAL PUBLICATION 2019