On Friday, September 30, as part of the 2022 Homecoming Week, five new community members were inducted into the Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) Activities Hall of Fame. Over 125 guests joined in the social hour and program, including many family members, friends, school administration, current and retired faculty, and alumni. After the program, the honorees were celebrated during the halftime of the Stars Homecoming football game.
The Activities Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding participants in AHA sports and activities who, through their citizenship and achievements, have brought honor to themselves, their school, and the community. The Activities Hall of Fame also recognizes coaches, moderators, and community members who have given of themselves for the betterment of activities at Academy of Holy Angels.
Congratulations to the 2022 inductees!
Pictured above (left to right): Kelly Graczyk Newlin '97, Randy Nelson, Jay Barribal '06, Fred Wroge, Kerry Graczyk Marshall '93
Jay Barribal '06
In recognition of his outstanding hockey and baseball careers. Jay played a leadership role on the Class AA State Hockey Championship team in 2005, earned First-Team All-State hockey honors twice, and received the Metro Hockey Player of the Year award in 2006. He also played four years at shortstop for the Stars baseball team and earned all-conference honors three times. Jay played hockey at the University of Minnesota, where he recorded over 130 points during his four-year career; he then played for three years in the St. Louis Blues organization.
Kerry Graczyk Marshall '93
In recognition of her outstanding dance career. In high school, Kerry was a State medalist four times. As Holy Angels coach, Kerry led the Starliners to the State Tournament multiple times with her team finishing 2nd in high kick in 2010 and 3rd in 2011. She was inducted into the Minnesota Association of Dance Teams Hall of Fame in 2015.
In recognition of over 40 seasons of coaching and teaching at Academy of Holy Angels and the significant accomplishments of his boys golf program, which included eight State appearances and three State Championships (1994, 1998, 1999). Randy also touched the lives of thousands of AHA students through his dedicated, thoughtful teaching and coaching style.
Kelly Graczyk Newlin '97
In recognition of her outstanding dance career. In high school, Kelly helped lead the Starliners to a top three State finish three times. In college, Kelly’s team at Minnesota State University, Mankato claimed two National Dance Team Titles (1999, 2000). As Holy Angels coach, Kelly led the Starliners to the State Tournament multiple times, with her team finishing 2nd in high kick in 2010 and 3rd in 2011. Kelly earned Minnesota Coach of the Year honors in 2009.
In recognition of his outstanding high school coaching career in Stars softball, which included a Class AA State Championship in 2000, a Class A State runner up in 1999, and a Minnesota State Coach of the Year honor in 2000. AHA also honors Fred for the many ways he has supported Holy Angels as an ambassador and bus driver.