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St Marys 1971 announcements


7:00PM Thursday January 25, 2018
Biggies 3332 Watson
Dragon owner Brain Preiss is an annual 
participant in the Taste of SM event
Hint: order the steak sandwich!
7:30pm Thursday February 15, 2018
St Mary's Alumni Association Meeting
In the cafeteria


 Please  join the Alumni Association by 
clicking the link below.  It's only $30 and all us  would love to 
be able to say Class of '71 has the most members of any graduating clas

Click the dragon to go to the Alumni Association's website to join up for only $30
St Mary's has a goal of a minimum of 500 annual members.
We are currently at 343
Let's do our part to help make it happen.
-Past Events-
2017 SM Aumni Christmas Party
Flesch, LaGrotta, Held, Favre, DeGreeff, Armbruster, Rea, Panneri
not pictured Sam Ribaudo, all had a great time at the party.
2017 Taste of SM
Pictured above at the 2017 Taste of St Marys were '71 Dragons
Held, Humphrey, Schwarz and LaGrotta
not pictured; Armbruster, Rutledge, DeGreeff and R Simokaitis. 
Click here to see all the photos

Bumping into this guy at a family wake
deserved a selfie-post on our class website

On his next birhtday Brother Francis (Doc) Heyer
will be 96-years old.  He lives in a Marianist home on Maryland
in the central west end of St Louis.  The photo was taken by Father Al McMenemy
Father Al and Brother Francis were long time friends of my uncle
John Eise who was a Marianist lay afiliate.


Dragon Football 09-29-17
The new field was stunning, St Cecelia's Mexican fish fry was great. 
Watching a Dragon victory over St Dominic's
made the night complete
Phil Miceli, Mike Rea, Rich Rutledge, Rick LaGrotta
and Surprise Dragon Tom Bruggeman and his brother Jim '72
Owned by Matt Windisch '07 and another Dragon
What a great place!
Record attendance for a Thursday....15-Dragons and one Dragon mom!
Joe Rekart, Mark Durham, Kevin Humphrey, Larry Held, Daniel Armbruster, Mrs. Armbruster,
Rich Rutledge, Steve Buchheit, Rick LaGrotta, Mick Rea,
Bob Simokaitis, Jack Favre, Marty Erickson, John Pipitone,
and Suprise Dragon; Steve Walsh. Phil Miceli not pictured
one more photo...can leave out Phil! 
Mick Rea, Phil Miceli, Marty Erickson, Steve Buchheit, Rick LaGrotta, Bob Simokaitis and Rich Rutledge
Money was collected to purchase a '71 Hole Sponsorship
At the 08-17 Alumni meeting from '71were:
Board members: Kevin Humphrey and Larry Held along with
Ed DeGreeff, Dan Armbruster, Rich Rutledge, Frank Flesch and Rick LaGrotta
2017 Grizzlies Game
LaGrotta, Fillman, Held, Rea, Buchheit, Flesch
SM Renaissance Meeting
at Sam's Steakhouse

At the meeting were: SM President Mike England and Director of Advancement Joe Divis.  
From '71 were Frank Flesch, Bob Simokaitis, Dan Armbruster, Rich Rutledge, Carl Collignon, Rick LaGrotta
and surprise dragons: Scott Puettmann and Leo Haas.
The school and its president are working wonders to maintain and grow St Mary's academic and athletic traditions
while slowly updating buildings, grounds and technology needed to be competitive in today's education market.
Choosing an educational path, young men and their families have some pretty good choices.
St Mary's is still in the running offering a great education at a reasonable price. 
The school's aim moving forward is to have and even stronger positive influence on the south side;
educating and guiding its young men while helping to stabilize the neighborhood
setting a high example and by welcoming all to make use of its state of the art athletic facilities.
The term Renaissance was chosen because of the program's objective;
a rebirth of St Mary's and of the South Side
St Mary's Alumni is one of the school's biggest strengths.  
18% of St. Mary's Alumni contribute annually to the school.  
Compared to 5-6% for alumni from other Catholic schools, we are far and away the best!
"St. Mary's" is a great answer to the St Louis question; "Where did you go to high school?"
You don't need a meeting or a special invitation to do what you know is right.  
Please donate as you can to help the rebirth and to keep the tradition alive. 
St Mary's High School
4701 South Grand
St Louis, MO 63111
St Mary's Dragonfest
Pictured in a photo taken by Larry Held, are Magdelen boys;
Mick Rea, Kevin Humphrey and Leo Haas also above is MQU's Scott Peuttmann
April 20 Alumni Association  Meeting
Mike England and Amie Koenen guest speakers.
St Mary's continues to disprove years of demographic projections
that indicated, by now our school would have less than 150 students.  
Each year, providing an excellent alternative to public and private schools,
with the help of dedicated and generous Alumni, St Mary's continues to grow.   
Present from '71 were; Simokaitis, Rutledge, Humphrey, Flesch, Held, and LaGrotta
February 23 at Doc Haus
Bob Simokaitis, Rich Rutlege, Mick Rea, Dan Armbruster
Mike Dauphin, Rick LaGrotta and surprise dragon:
Mike Badgley
February 9 at Bomber Obrien's 
Rutledge, Simokaitis, Held and LaGrotta
Supported a Dragon owned business by 
celebrating national pizza day with some fantastic
St Louis style pies, yes pies!
January 25 at  Biggies
Celebrating Larry and Phil's 64th pictured above Mike Dauphin, Rick LaGrotta, 
Phil Miceli, Larry Thaier, and Bob Simokais.  Not pictured; Mike Rea,
Rick Rutledge, Dan Armbruster and Jack Favre
2016 Doc Haus Christmas Party
Pictured above are Jack Favre, Marty Erickson, Phil Miceli and Rick LaGrotta
also present were Ed Degreef, Frank Flesch, Dan Armbruster, Mike Dauphin, John Pipitone,
and surprise dragon Tom Fitzsimmons
(Click the above photo to see more shots from the party)
2016 Alumni Association Annual Christmas Party
At the Christmas party with approximately 120-other dragons were:
Miceli, Armbruster, Favre, LaGrotta, Humphrey, Held, Panneri, Rea, R Simokaitis, Weindel, and Rutledge
To see photos from taken at the party click the above photo.
The class reunion was a blast!
Paul Mueller, Mike Dauphin, Earl Carrol, Phil Miceli, Bob Simokaitis
Class photo 
Click either photo to see more shots from the reunion.
Our class website is always looking to add classmates. 
Currently we have 114 active and 154 inactive!
Visit the classmate profile page to see which guys have not joined the site
and if there is someone there you know well,  ask him to create a profile.
Guest members  (classmate friends and family members) are welcome too!
Creating a "Classmate profile"...it's easy and it's free! 
Go to Classmate Profiles click on your name,
confirm your contact information and enter a password. 
 For more details about this website click:  Getting Started
Class of '71 Website Stats

Home Page Visitors:


(cumulative total visitors we've had since creating our class web site)
Percentage Of Active Classmates: 41.8%


A: 114 Active
B: 154 Inactive

Please encourage fellow classmates to create a profile on the website.
Go to "Classmate Profiles" click your name, insert  email address then click send.


See photos of past class reunions courtesy of Mike Krull

This class website was created: 2/4/2011