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Reverend Alfred Hebert, and presently Reverend Robert H Hansen, all dnocesan prlests, as
are also the rellglon teachers
Rendermg essentral support to the prrncrpals ln the schools admmrstratron were supervrs
ors of studles Srster Mrldrcd, Srster Charltma Srster Maurrlxa, Slster Leonrta Slstcr Mary Ed
ward, and now Srster Clementa They as well as a large portlon of the teachrng faculty, are
Francrscan Srsters of Perpetual Adoratton
Wlth the constantly growmg numbers, the orlglnal bullclmg soon proved rnadequate Ad
d1t1ons were made rn 1931 1936 1940 and 1954 The last addltxon lncluded an entlre east
wmg provxdmg a new cafeteria, krtchen, and snack bar on first floor, sewrng and typing rooms
musnc conserxatory, and two other classrooms on second floor, shower rooms, coaches ofhces,
and 1 trammg room rn the basement
Improvements have also been made 1n the crafts and home arts department, as well as 1n
the physics and chemlstry laboratorles
From 177 students enrolled 1n nts first year the student populatlon attendmg Aqurnas has
rrsen to thrs years total of 1084
Four students constrtuted the first graduatmg class 1n 1929, srnce followed by 4232, rn
cludrng thrs years class
A total of 111 Aqu1n1tes jomed Chrlsts ranks by followrng the1r vocatxons mto prlest
hood or rehgrous llfe Large numbers of graduates have and contmue to enllst with Uncle Sam
rn the many branches of servlce The remaxnlng numbers have rnstllled their educatlon, char
acter, and Aqulnas splrrt mto countless walks of llfe accordrng to the prmclples taught them
at Aqulnas Many have establlshed homes ID La Crosse Of the present student body about 170
are the chrldren of former Aqu1n1tes
Scholastrcally Aqurnas has stressed a lxberal arts and cultural program It has been afhll
ated wlth and accredlted by the Unrverslty of XVISCODSIH and North Central Assoclatron of
Secondary Schools and Colleges srnce 1930 and IS also aiiillatecl wrth the Catholrc Unrverslty of
Its hlgh scholastlc attamment IS attested to by numerous awards ln every d1v1s1on of the
school Not only athletrc but numerous scholas t1c trophnes crowd the case rncludxng at least ten
for Latm several scrence, debate, drama forenslc and publrcatnons awards
Hundreds of poems or essays have been publnshed rn the Natronal hlgh school anthologres,
for thelr creatlve wrrtmgs students have recelved financlal awards from Scholastlc Magazrnes
from the Governors Commrttee on Physrcally Handrcapped and other sources
The Elks the American Leglon, the Amerlcan Leglon Auxiliary the unlor Chamber of
Commerce have glven Aqumas awards for oratrons, essays, and knowledge of the Constrtutlon
as proven by competltrve exammatlons
Mathematrclans have been rated among the best 1n the state on the basrs of tests taken IH
competltron with other schools Sclentrsts have recerved awards from Natlonal Future Scren
trsts of Amerrca, Marquette Sclence Farr, and WISCODSIH junror Academy of Scnence
Flrst organrzed rn 1928 as The Dramatlc Club but better known srnce 1942 as The
Aquinas Players, the drama department has ralsed the curtaln on many major productrons The
first Wrthered Flowers has been succeeded by such greats as, Ilfe Wrth Father, Charlles
Aunt , The Song of Bernadette , Green Pastures and Lute Song
Chosen as th1s years productron commemoratmg the thrrtreth anniversary IS Around the
World 10 Elghty Days comblnlng talents from both the muslc and drama departments and
featurrng about 400 students rn the total productlon
Especially actlve 1n all drama act1v1t1es are the makeup, costume, stage and llghtrng depart
ments, each addlng a touch of deltghtfulness
Musrc has kept pace wrth the lncrease of enrollment at Aqulnas Wrth 570 students 1n
elther vocal or rnstrumental musrc, the varxous d1v1s1ons of the department lnclude Freshman
boys chorus, Freshman glrls chorus, Sophomore girls chorus Sophomore boys chorus, unror
mrxed cho1r Senlor mlxed cholr, band and orchestra Vocal groups of a tradltxonal followrng
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P y Tbe Reverend Robert H. Hanxen, principal, and otber
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'U 0 h I Aqnznuf prieftf meet Hu Excellency, tbe Moft Reverend jobn
ur 56 oo P. Treacy in Farber Han5en'5 office on Marcb 7, tbe feaft of
St. Tbonzay Aqniizax. prior to Ibe pontifical Man. Witb tbe Bifbop are Rez. Tbomaf Ninneman, Rev. Edwin
Tborne, Rt. Rev. Mfgr. lame: Finucan, Rev. Robert Hanfen, and Rez: Albert Sonnberger.
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Father Edward Bertz
Sister M. Clementa, F.S.P.A.
For the paft fix yearr. Sirter M. Clementa, Jzlpervifor of ftadier, hay
gzukled the ,rtepf of tholrramlr of grateful Aqtzinitef. Here Jhe if helping
fwcll'-1jU Zanter, Lflllijf Hilhert, and Patricia Ritter plan their programf for
g ur Spiritual ccife
Among the many Jpiritlial henehty Aqainitex receive are
the Monday morning meditationf. Pictured here ix Father Bertz
gizing nr inrfpiration and thought for the week .... Each clan
if given opportnnitief for Man and Communion at leaft once
a zreeh. Confe.r,fion,f are alfo heard. Pictured on the next page
if Father Thorne cliftrihifting Communion. Father Langer ah-
Jolzef an Aqzfinaf penitenf .,., Spiritual Life muft he expreued
in action Jo mi.f.s'ion actizitiei are among the deed! of charity
at Aqnialar. 111 addition to the penny and Lenten collectionf each
L'l4I.f.f .rponyorf a Minion Club project. Here Sifter Francile,
.renior mi,n,rion aclzirer, iliartihzztey candy :luring the Jophomore-
,rponrorecl candy Jale. Cathy Poehling rice-preyiclent, Patricia
Vollmar Jecretary. and Ronald Gzzdie preficlent of Saint ThereJa'J
Ali-mimi Clzzh help guide minion acticitiey at Aqainaf. Siiter
Marjorj if moderator, AJ one of their contrihzctiom to the mix-
,uionr Sirter Altheak freJhman clothing clan, reprefented hy
Alam Lan Ritter, Betty Mifch, and Dorothy Pfohart, diyplay the
1CJli7Z67III made for a miuionarj in the Philippinef. Sifter Rita
jeannek homerom at Marg clij paid for materialf.
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