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CALLING ALL FORMER ST. ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS!


Our school will be celebrating 65 years of Catholic Education in Florence, SC this year, and we would like to celebrate with you!  We are in the process of updating our database and want to ensure that our information is current for all prior students. Please help us inform you of upcoming events and activities with confidence by completing the Alumni Contact Form. Thank you for your cooperation!
 

Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now?

Creighton graduated cum laude from Belmont Abbey
College in Belmont, NC, with a degree in Psychology. He
married his wife Bridget, whom he met at St. Anthony
CYO, in April 2020. They make their home in Belmont,
NC. Creighton is an Operations Assistant for the
Armstrong Wealth Management Group.
Jacqueline graduated summa cum laude from Ave
Maria University in Southwest Florida with a degree in
Biology. Jacqueline married her husband Greg Colker in
June 2014. She lives in Naples, Florida, with her
husband and four children. Jacqueline is a Graphic
Designer and Co-Partner at In Media Res, an internet-
based business focusing on Digital Marketing Strategy,
Design, and Development.
Annalouise is a graduate of Francis Marion University
where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in
Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She has been
working as a medical scribe for the past 2 years with
Florence Ears Nose and Throat. She has applied to
the nursing program at FMU and hopes to continue her
education until she receives a degree as a Nurse
Practitioner.
Joseph graduated from Winthrop University with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He
has been working at Roper Hospital in Charleston as
a treatment assistant with therapy. He was recently
accepted into the doctorate program at the MUSC
Charleston where he will pursue his doctorate in
Occupational Therapy.
Luke attended Florence Darlington Technical College
for 2 years and has transferred to the University of SC.
He just completed his junior year at USC where he
plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business.
Martha Grace just completed her freshman year at
Lander University where she is pursuing a degree in
Exercise Science. She would like to be a fitness
planner or a strength and conditioning coach.
Eric graduated from Clemson University in 2015 with a
bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. After
graduation, he joined Boeing as a software developer
in Charleston, SC. He worked at Boeing for 3 years
developing software supporting the quality and
manufacturing of the airplanes. He then joined a
consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, in 2019 as a
software engineer developing programs for the US
government. This May, Eric received his master’s
degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Eric
studied for his master’s degree remotely while working
full time. Finally free of school, he and his wife, Mary
Margaret, a nurse in the recovery room at Roper Saint
Francis, are enjoying all Charleston has to offer.
Keith graduated from St. Anthony Catholic School in
2005. Following his time at St. Anthony, he attended
West Florence High School, and then Clemson
University. Keith graduated from Clemson in 2013 and
2015 with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in
Architecture. He is now a registered professional
architect. Keith resides in Lexington, SC, and works
for the architecture and engineering firm Goodwyn
Mills Cawood in Columbia. Keith has served as the
designer for many notable projects around the state for
clients including Clemson, USC, Coastal Carolina
University, and the Catholic Diocese of Charleston.
Keith designed the recently completed Parish Life
Building at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in
Simpsonville, one of the largest Catholic Churches in
the state. Keith also served as the lead designer and
is the Architect of Record of the Samuel J. Cadden
Chapel at Clemson University, to be completed this
summer. Keith is also a licensed residential contractor,
and spends his free time doing renovation projects to
his houses.

Caroline Smith attended St. Anthony School from 4K through 8th grade, graduating in 2017.  While she was a student, she represented the school at SCISA spelling bees, literary meets and math competitions.  One of her favorite things about St. Anthony was participating in the chorus, the band, and the school plays.  Since graduating she has come back every year to help Mrs. Gerth with choreography for the plays.  She has been helping the current students with their upcoming performance of Mary Poppins.

Caroline has continued to follow her love of music and dance at West Florence High School where she has been a member of Knight Edition (a performance show choir) for four years.  She was chosen twice to participate in the S.C. All State Chorus, and also sings with Masterworks Choir.  Caroline is a member of National Honor Society and Beta Club.  She represented her high school as a participant in Jr. Leadership Florence County, a year-long program sponsored by Florence County Extension Service and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.  She was the winner of the recent Miss West Florence pageant.  She will graduate with academic honors from West Florence High School in June.  Caroline will be attending the University of South Carolina Honors College in the fall and plans to major in business. 

Nora graduated cum laude from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, in 2015 with a BA in English Literature and summa cum laude from Winthrop in 2016 with a Master's in Secondary English Education. She has taught Honors American and British literature in York, SC, for five years. She co-coaches her high school’s competitive theatre team and co-directs the school’s drama department. Outside of teaching, Nora serves as the programming advisor for her college sorority, Delta Zeta, and writes for literary magazines. 

She will finish her Master's in English Literature and Creative Writing from Winthrop in December 2021, and she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Contemporary American Literature. It won’t be at Winthrop because her professors will be tired of her by then. 

She credits Mrs. Cris Lekovich for inspiring her love of all things English and teaching her how to do an excellent annotated bibliography. Nora's students now know Mrs. Lekovich's motto - "it’s always you and I, not you and me" by heart too. They promise to remember it as faithfully as Nora has.

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