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Development Through Destruction

Tommy Hedman '21

President John F. Kennedy once said that “change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Change is often an idea that many of us associate with fear and reluctance. It is a concept that will thrust people out of their comfort zone and into the dark abyss of uncertainty that awaits. However, as President Kennedy affirms, change is necessary for progress, progress which will soon be achieved through the “Summer Splash” campaign at Saint Thomas Academy.

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Generational Excellence 

Coach Abe Woldeslassie ‘08 with Leo Ogle ‘23 

Any list of notable alumni of the Academy must include Abe Woldslassie class of 2008. Woldeslassie is the head coach of Macalester College’s Men’s Basketball team and has accomplished a stunning 15 victories in his first year as head coach (the Scots had won only 35 games total in the past 10 years). He is the first former cadet I have interviewed in the new Voices of STA series, this is a collection of interviews with accomplished alumni of the Academy. Over the course of the interview, Abe walked me through the shining moments, trials and tribulations of his Academy experience. From his experiences as a cadet of color to a student athlete we covered it all. I hope you enjoy the inaugural Voices of STA.

Leo Ogle '23-

video by Jack MapelLentz '22