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Bowling for Bandaids

NOTRE DAME BOWLING FOR BANDAIDS

All proceeds will purchase athletic medical equipment to be used by our student athletes.

Friday, August 30, 2019 at Cape West Park Lanes at 6:30p.m.

Teams of 4 people - $30/person includes shoes, burger, fries, and beer

2 games (Best Ball). Roll off game for top teams. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

Must be 21 to participate.

Questions or to reserve your lane, contact Betsy Anders, betsyanders@notredamecape.org or 573-335-6772 ext. 310.
You can also reserve and pay for your lane online:

BOWLING TICKETS


Sponsored by the Notre Dame Booster Club. Thank you for supporting Notre Dame Athletics!

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The daughter of a pediatrician from Poplar Bluff, 2011 graduate Mary Katherine Montgomery has been immersed in the healthcare system from a young age. While she intimately understood the importance of medical delivery, there was one facet she always wanted to explore: access. 

 

Montgomery, known as ‘MK’ to her friends and family, recently earned her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Yale. But health education, especially for youth, is where she has found her stride. 

 

Before starting grad school, Montgomery fulfilled her interest in equity and health disparities while working as a seventh grade science teacher with “Teach For America” in Baton Rouge, LA. Here, she thought a lot about how to achieve long-term, sustainable solutions that would allow kids across the country to thrive. 

 

“I’ve realized that there’s a whole slew of things that determine outcomes for children. Two of them are education and healthcare,” said Montgomery. “But oftentimes, there are other systemic things that are entrapped with one another, and I was really fascinated by this system.” 

 

One instance, Montgomery said, was with one of her students originally from New Orleans. He had been displaced to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina, and still had a cleft palate which was never fixed. She said this had impacted his development, growth, and was now affecting his peer interaction. 

 

“I realized that when his family was displaced from the storm, his entire network of people who are supposed to help you make sure that these things get taken care of, weren’t around,” said Montgomery. “And when that happens, a lot of kids fall through the cracks.” 

 

She said this was a “tangible example” of when one system breaks. 

 

“I thought about my students in the classroom, and how getting the highest grade on the next test and things like that were going to be great for them. But in the long term, there were so many systems at play outside of my classroom that they were still going to face, and they would potentially fall through those cracks,” said Montgomery. 

 

This has caused Montgomery to focus on pushing change and measuring outcomes by intertwining healthcare, law, and education. She hopes that with her understanding of each system, she will be able to show others how to think about them as “interconnected, as opposed to individual pieces.” 

 

“I’m thinking about how traditionally, when we follow these systems, we get really great at being professionals within those spaces. And we don’t have a lot of folks who can build the bridges between those systems, because they just don’t have the same comprehensive knowledge or understanding of each of those different faceted areas,” said Montgomery. 

 

In her endeavors, Montgomery recently worked with a group of other MPH candidates and local neonatologist, Dr. Alan Barnett, on an HPV vaccine campaign in the southeast Missouri region. They delivered the project manual, which promotes disease prevention, on June 1. 

 

Other projects include her work with All Our Kin, a non-profit organization which creates child care programs for vulnerable children. Montgomery has also informed state policy in pediatric care at the Yale Child Center. 

 

Montgomery is slated to return to school next fall at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to receive another Masters, this time in education, policy and management. 

 

Career-wise, Montgomery doesn’t have a specific goal. But she’s expressed interest in combining healthcare and education at a local level, and eventually hopes to work with people who are thinking about doing the same on a broader scale across the country. 

 

Montgomery is also interested in policy, where she said she can make the most change. 

 

“There’s a lot of opportunity in healthcare and education, and how we set them up in the political arena,” said Montgomery. “Sometimes it looks like government policy, and sometimes it looks like non-governmental organizations like foundations.”

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Congratulations to our 99 graduating seniors! 86% of the 2019 class received academic scholarships in excess of 7 million dollars. 15% achieved Missouri Bright Flight recognition. We had one National Merit Commended Student, one Missouri Top 100 Scholar, and one U.S. Naval Academy Appointment. We can't wait to see what you will do!  Good luck on all your endeavors! 
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Bulldogs at Busch Win

It was a winner on Sunday - Cardinals topped the Reds 5-2 and NDHS prevailed over Collinsville HS 9-6. Even though the weather was a little chilly, it was a fun day to see so many families at Busch Stadium. And the HOT DOGS...!!

THANK YOU to all who purchased tickets and t-shirts! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our student athletes to play at Busch Stadium and it would not be possible without your support. Each successful outing at Busch Stadium allows this tradition to continue for future student athletes.

Go Cardinals - Go Bullodgs!

 

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2019 Bulldogs at Busch

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Class of 2016 ND graduate Renee Peters came with our Southeast Missouri State University representative Thomas Romine to the junior College Knowledge Night event on March 26th. Renee spoke about how prepared she felt for college after attending Notre Dame as well as her ability to attend the university without incurring student loan debt. She is currently majoring in Agriculture while concurrently completing an accelerated MBA program. We appreciate Renee taking time to talk to our students and parents about her experience, and we are so proud of her continued success! Thank you, Renee and Thomas!

If you have questions about the college search process, please visit the Guidance Office.

 
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Jake Edwards, Class of 2016, spent a week in Honduras.  Jake contacted Brother David with his thanks and has asked for continued prayers. Thank you, Jake, for all you are doing. We are proud of you!

'The past week I spent in Honduras was truly eye-opening.  We were able to help over 1500 people at our clinics and provide other services for the southern half of the country.  I'm so grateful for the generation donation that you made in my name for this mission.  Lives and hearts were touched this past week, and I cannot thank you enough.  Please continue to pray for an end to the health disparities in Central America and also for those who work to relieve them.
You are in my prayers.
In Christ,
Jake'

 

Jake Edwards Honduras 2019
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As an athlete at Notre Dame, John Unterreiner split his time between soccer, basketball, and track.


In soccer, Unterreiner lettered his sophomore, junior, and senior years, respectively 2006, 2007, and 2008. He was a part of two state champion soccer teams in 2006 and 2007. In basketball, he was a part of the 2007-08 Basketball State Championship team.


“We had a very good couple of years across a lot of sports, so it was a lot of fun,” said Unterreiner.


Unterreiner currently holds the Notre Dame record for career assists in soccer. He was also named Academic All State in 2009.


After graduating in 2009, Unterreiner shifted his focus from his athletic career to studying criminal justice. He attended Southeast Missouri State University and received in Bachelors in Criminal Justice in 2013, and went on to receive his Masters in Criminal Justice Administration in 2015.


Unterreiner is now an instructor at Southeast in the criminal justice, social work, and sociology departments. He teaches many classes, including introduction to courts, law enforcement, and juvenile justice. He married Monica Henggeler ’09 and has two sons, Watson & Clark.


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Erika (Reinagel) Westrich was known to be a top-tier athlete during her time at Notre Dame. She participated in several sports -- basketball, track -- but most importantly: softball.


She ran track and field for two years, played basketball for 3 years, and started in centerfield in varsity softball all four years.


Several highlights are streaked across her high school career.


In the Fall of 2007, Westrich set the currently held record for highest batting average of 0.558. Until 2010, Westrich held the record for most hits in a season with 53 hits. As a freshman in 2005, her team set the record for most bases stolen bases as a team.


One of Westrich’s favorite memories took place in 2008 of her senior year.


“It was the semi-final game at state, and we played 14 innings. It was a relief to win,” said Westrich. “We ended up losing the championship game that year, but it was still memorable. I’ll never forget that one.”


In softball, she received all-district honors in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. She received all-region honors in 2005, 2007, and 2008. She a part of the all-state softball team in 2005, 2007, and 2008 as well as part of the team that received SEMO all-conference honors in 2006, 2007, and 2008.


Her athletic achievements continued past her high school graduation in 2009. Westrich went on to play softball for another four years at Central Methodist University (CMU) in Fayette, Missouri. She contributed to teams honored as Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Champions and received the HAAC Gold Glove award in 2012 and 2013. She was honored as a Softball Scholar Athlete by NAIA Daktronics in 2012 and 2013. In 2017, her 2011-2012 team was inducted into the CMU Hairston Hall of Fame for outstanding accomplishments.


Westrich currently works as a family nurse practitioner at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She has been married to Austin Westrich for three years, and the couple is expecting their first child in May.


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Dylan Drury played both basketball and baseball during his time at Notre Dame.


He played basketball as a freshman and into the next season, but suffered an eye injury halfway through his sophomore year -- thus ending his basketball career.


Drury played baseball all four years, and lettered for each. He contributed to all-state teams his junior and senior years. They placed third in 2008 and won the state championship in 2009. He was an all-district champion his sophomore year in 2007.


One significant moment in his high school career stood out to Drury:


“We got beat pretty badly my junior year at the state playoffs. We set some state records on how badly we played,” said Drury. “But we came back the next year victorious.”


He went on to play baseball for one year at West Virginia University, and transferred to Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, where he played baseball for another year. He worked for Drury Hotels for several years before starting school at Southeast Missouri State University. He is currently working on a degree in business administration.


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During his time at Notre Dame, Logan Davis spent most of his days on the running course and the track.


He was the coach’s son, but Davis had an individual passion for both track and cross-country. He ran on the varsity team all four years for both sports.


Some of his athletic achievements in cross country include making all-state for three years, being recognized once as an all-conference champion, and contributing to state-qualifying teams that placed all four years. In track, he was a multi-year conference champion in the 1,600 meter and the 3,200 meter.


After graduation, Davis ran on Division 1 cross-country and track teams at St. Louis University for four years. He received his Bachelors in International Studies and Spanish, and a Masters in Business Administration.


He now works in business development at Jost Chemical Company in St. Louis. He’s spent a lot of time traveling after graduation, having visited 11 countries in recent years. He says he’s on to his 12th country in a few weeks. He is newly married to Madeline (Alexander) Davis.


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