Randy Krueger earned a perfect score of 36 on his ACT while attending Edgewood High School during the 2015/2016 school year. Randy is a class of 2011 graduate of St. Francis Xavier School. He earned High Honors and received an Academic Excellence Award all four years at Edgewood. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and is a semi-finalist for a National Merit Scholarship.
Grace DouglasGrace Douglas graduated from St. Francis Xavier in 2012. She currently attends UW–Madison, where is plays Soccer for the Badgers. In addition to her outstanding achievements in athletics, she earned a GPA of 3.94 in High School. There is no doubt that Grace has put in a lot of hard work to achieve her goals, but she also attributes much of her success to her family and experiences gained at St. Francis Xavier.
Peter Guerin (a 2006 graduate of St. Francis Xavier) graduated from UW Madison with a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering in just 4 and a half years. He was on the UW Rowing and the UW Ultimate Frisbee teams and completed undergraduate research in the Shusta Lab identifying antibodies to transport molecules/ pharmaceuticals across the blood brain barrier. In graduate school he was a Teaching Assistant in bio-instrumentation and bio-mechanics.
Today, Peter works for a startup company called Marvel Medtech, with fellow Parish Member, Ray Harter, where he is working to develop an advanced MRI-compatible robotic system in conjuncture with real-time MR imaging techniques to enable more effective breast biopsy protocols and breast cancer treatment.
St. Francis Xavier Class of 2012
In the spring of 2016, St. Francis Xavier took part in what we hope will become a time honored tradition.
A “Senior Walk”, where graduating High School Seniors returned to their elementary schools donning their cap and gown took place in May and we were thrilled to welcome several of our alumni back to St. Francis Xavier. Our current elementary and middle school students had the opportunity to hear from the grads about their high school careers, plans for the future and advice on how to make the most of your high school years.They made a big impression on our students and we couldn't be more proud of them!
The class in total, had 21 students when they graduated 8th grade at St. Francis Xavier. All 21 graduated high school and are now attending various colleges across the United States. 52% of the class finished their high school careers with honors and at least three are collegiate athletes.
They are certainly an impressive group, and their success speaks highly of the preparation at St. Francis Xavier, academically, socially and spiritually.
Lorraine Guerin (class of 2007) received bachelor degrees in Latin and Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics from UW-Madison in 2016. During her years of undergraduate studies at Madison, she performed research on nonlinear vibrations with application to hypersonic aircraft and also received a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. While attending UW-Madison, Lorraine also enjoyed playing on the women's ultimate Frisbee team.
Currently, Lorraine is attending graduate school at Stanford University on a full scholarship, where she will receive her master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering in March of 2018.
Jack Jesse is a 2012 St. Francis Xavier graduate who is in his sophomore year at the University of Notre Dame. Jack is a student in the Mendoza School of Business studying Accountancy. In Jack’s freshman year at Notre Dame he earned All- ACC Conference Academic Honors. Jack graduated from Middleton High School in 2016 as an Honors graduate and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Jack’s athletic ability in Track and Field brought him to Notre Dame, earning an athletic scholarship as a long jumper. While at Middleton High School, Jack broke the school record in the long jump during his junior year. He made appearances at the State Track Meet in the Long Jump and Sprint Relays and was on the medal podium both years. Jack’s other accomplishments in Track and Field include 2016 Team Captain,
2 time Big 8 Conference champion, 4 time Big 8 Conference team champion, 2 time regional champion and 2016 Sectional champion. Even with his athletic ability, Jack could not attend an elite academic University like Notre Dame without stellar academic credentials, the foundation of which was established at St. Francis Xavier.
Jack reflects on his days at St. Francis Xavier as having been instrumental in forming his work ethic and compassion for others. Jack has great appreciation for the sense of community at St. Francis and for the life long friendships that started in grade school. His favorite memories are the many St. Francis sports game days and the annual Edgewood Track Meet, lunch being supervised by Mrs. Ruhland, great times in Mr. Beall’s classroom and the annual Rollerblading unit in Ms. Runyon’s gym class.
Kylie Peters, a 2013 graduate of St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, credits the support and encouragement she received at St. Francis with leading her to pursue her dreams of music and theatre. It was all of her peers and teachers encouraging her to do exactly what she dreamed to do that led her to where she is today. She would like to thank St. Francis for providing her a strong foundation in academics, self-assurance, and faith.
In high school, Kylie sang in show choir all four years and joined the Chamber Singers for two. In her senior year, she led the Bristol Street A Cappella group and student-conducted the freshman choir in her fall semester. Kylie was also the 2017 recipient of the National Choral Award at Middleton. She has participated in Wisconsin State Honors Choir, sang in a rock band through Madison Music Foundry, and was an apprentice at Madison Opera. In addition to music, she was an active member of Middleton High School Theatre, where she was involved in six shows. Her favorite show was Urinetown, in which she played the role of Hope Cladwell and was nominated for a Tommy Award for Outstanding Lead Performer. The show overall won in the Outstanding Musical category and Kylie had a blast performing at the Overture Center.
She graduated from Middleton High School in 2017 with a 4.0 GPA and has now combined her two passions; she studies both Music Therapy and Theatre Arts at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She is a recipient of the highest academic scholarship available and is a member of Carroll’s Honors Program, finishing her first semester with a 3.96 GPA. At Carroll, Kylie has already been involved in two Theatre Productions-- Numbers Nerds: The Musical and Hamlet: A Cover-- and sings in their Concert Choir. In addition to performing, she works on the Theatre’s PR team and is the secretary of Carroll Players, the first student theatre organization in Wisconsin, founded at Carroll University. Most of her time is spent practicing piano, voice, or guitar, memorizing dance moves, or studying with her friends.