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‘A kid from Tennessee’ discovers family roots in Seattle

I was born December 31, 1912 and weighed twelve pounds. I can remember a story that was told me when I was small about how my most interesting ancestors were Daniel Boone and Chief Sitting Bull. It might be that both are mythical but still after I was twelve years old we received a letter telling of how my first ancestor in this country came over on the Mayflower and crossed the mountains later with D Boone.

Of course I don’t deny but that this too may be mythical but this letter was written by a relative named Sals Sartin who had taken the “a” out of the name. This man had inquired into our ancestry and found out a few interesting points which he thought we would like to know and we were glad to know them.

Sacred even in death

As temples of the Spirit, Catholics — cremated or not — should be laid to rest in a sacred place

Students of the Month - November 2017

Katriel Aguinaldo-Lagazo

Kennedy Catholic High School
Senior

Katriel is “a comforting, vivacious presence” among her peers, said nominator Sofia Lopez, making them “feel heard and important.” She plays volleyball, basketball and golf, and is a band and retreat leader, senior class coordinator and middle school mediator. She volunteers with Northwest Harvest and teaches Philippine folk dance. She also serves as a greeter at Renton’s St. Anthony Parish.

Nate Kutch

Seton Catholic College Prep
Senior

“Nate’s personality and humor light up a room,” said nominator Marie Lockwood. He’s been an ASB officer all four years at Seton Catholic and maintains a 4.47 GPA. He founded the school’s varsity golf team and finished fourth in state as a junior. At Vancouver’s St. Joseph Parish, he’s an eight-year altar server and four-year vacation Bible school crew leader.

In each edition through June, Northwest Catholic will honor students for their achievements and contributions in the classroom, in their extracurricular activities, and in their churches and communities. At the end of the school year, two Students of the Year will be selected to receive $1,000 Northwest Catholic scholarships.

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Northwest Catholic - November 2017