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Cheers to Celebrate BSM's 50 Golden Years

Cheers to Celebrate BSM's 50 Golden Years
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Hundreds of alumni, families, and friends returned to the halls of BSM for a golden celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Benilde-St. Margaret’s School on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
“Welcoming back alumni, families, and faculty and staff from decades ago says so much about this school and its lasting impact. In every room and around every corner, Red Knight pride was on full display,” said Catie Sherer Brackin ‘99, alumni relations & community events specialist, noting the event celebrated 50 years of excellence in education and especially those who have helped strengthen the Red Knight community since 1974.
Familiar faces filled the halls for a night of nostalgia and celebration through the decades, complete with food stations featuring Taher’s famous school lunch favorites and a signature beverage - the Red Knight Razzle - generously donated by Tom Fournier ‘88. While perusing throwback memorabilia including trophies, letterman jackets, yearbooks, and photo boards organized by decade, partygoers enjoyed live music courtesy of Levy Metal, a local rock band featuring two BSM alums, Lee-Jay Lira ‘90 and Chris Kern ‘91, and a BSM parent, Andrew Teitscheid, in its lineup.
BSM president Danielle Hermanny ‘03 offered a toast during the gathering honoring all of those who made and continue to make BSM a community of academic integrity and Catholic identity. “To our past: St. Margaret’s Academy led by the Sisters of St. Joseph and Benilde High School led by the Christian Brothers and Benedictines who breathed life into this community. To our present: The men and women who work tirelessly in service to their students and each other. And to our future: The students we have yet to teach and the families we have yet to meet.”
The celebration is the first anniversary event being held at BSM with other events being planned. Special alumni recognition moments will be featured during athletic and activity events and throughout the school year to welcome alums back to campus. Hermanny is excited about the anniversary and what it means for the BSM community, “Here’s to Benilde-St. Margaret’s: where we have been, where we are, and all that is to come.”
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About Benilde-St. Margaret's School
Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) is a Catholic, co-educational private prep school for grades 7–12 located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, that draws its over one thousand students from throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

The mission of BSM is to educate, empower, and inspire learners within a Catholic community to lead lives of faith, achieve academic excellence, and contribute meaningfully to a global society.

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