O'Dea High School

Alumni News

O’Dea Alumni seem to be everywhere, making positive impacts in their communities and with their families. Here are just some of our more recent accomplishments or momentous occasions from our graduated Fighting Irish:

Make time this fall to visit the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). There will be an exhibit showcasing the amazing photography of Al Smith ’35 (deceased), starting November 18. More info HERE.

Congratulations Kevin Reynolds ’94 & Via Chicago on winning the Judges’ Choice for a deep dish pizza competition this past August.

Congratulations Kelly M. Ogilvie ’97 on being named one of PSBJ’s 40 Under 40.

Congratulations Wilbert Santos ’99, and wife, Christine, on the birth of their third child, a beautiful daughter named Lauren born September 16, 2017.

After 3+ years as a Consultant, Zachary Oliver ’02, officially joined the ranks of REI as a Senior Technical Project Manager on their Digital Platform team. Oliver is going to build out their Cloud strategy, develop new machine learning capabilities, and help REI.com transform their shopping experience.

Congratulations to Alex Holpainen ’06 and Erin, on getting married this past summer!

Gabriel Morales ’07 recently graduated from the University of Chicago School of Medicine and is now a resident Doctor for the University of Washington working in Emergency Medicine.

Since college at St. Olaf in Minnesota, Cameron Clark ’11 has been living and working in Hyuga, Japan, on the southern island of Kyushu. He currently works for the JET Program (Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program) doing international relations work. Cameron helped the Mayor translate bidding documents to have the ISA (International Surfing Association) come to Hyuga for the junior international surfing competition.

Junior kicker Robbie Jo Gerarden ’15 owns a new South Dakota Mines school record for most extra points in a career. His total to set the record was 88.

To receive quarterly updates of what is happening at O’Dea High School please be sure to check out our new eNews publication, O’Dea Today. If you are not receiving this publication it may mean that your contact information is incorrect or out of date. To update your information or notify us of a big event, such as a marriage, birth of a child, new job, etc. please email Alumni Director, David Mazzeo, at dmazzeo@odea.org.