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In addition to digital publications, Carondelet prints stories of our community’s successes and triumphs in our magazine. 


Kamara Lindsey '22 on the cover of the Carondeletter, 2019 FallFall 2019

In this issue of Carondeletter:

  • Carondelet is among 4% of schools worldwide recognized for girls in AP Computer Principles
  • President Bonnie Cotter travels to roots of Carondelet where the CSJ Sisters founded the order in Annecy, France
  • First-ever Rugby team is founded and reignites a connection for Shannon Kopplin ’87, Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Navy
  • Perspectives are broadened as students travel abroad
  • Debut young adult novel,The Memory Visit, is published by English teacher, Jenny Lambert
  • Cougar Athletics 2018-19 recap including team and individual NCS Championships

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2019 Inspirational Mentor (Inaugural) Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich ‘79

“But we can all love—in small, simple, and beautiful ways.”

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In the Footsteps of Our Founders

Traveling to France this past June to walk in the footsteps of our founders revealed a profound message describing how we as a Carondelet community are being called by our Sisters of St. Joseph history to go out, reach out, and act courageously in our works today.

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Making a Difference in Our Community

“Ms. Alpert made a difference in the lives of these students, and she has made a huge impact in the community. ~ District Attorney’s Office, Contra Costa, CA

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2019 Alumna of the Year, Mary Fichtenkort McFarland ‘77

“Love God and love your neighbor. Start with this as your foundation, and all else will fall into place, and you will be well on your way to fulfilling our Carondelet mission: to be women of heart, faith, and courage.”

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2018 Alumna of the Year: Julie Reid Duncan ’87

“I think to outsiders the best way to describe Carondelet sisterhood is community.”

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Record-setting Commitment

A record 18 Cougar student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play an NCAA college sport. This is one of the highest number of student-athletes from a single school in the country to do so. Ten sports are represented, showcasing the breadth of high achieving programs and individuals. This exceptional group is a testament to our student-athletes’ determination to become excellent on and off the playing field and to our Carondelet coaches.

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Carondeletter magazine is published for the alumnae, families, and friends of Carondelet High School.

If you have a submission for a future issue or did not receive a copy of this issue, please contact us.

Communications and Marketing Staff

Jill Okimoto
Jill Okimoto

Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications


Valiant Women book

Carondelet High SchoolThe First Fifty Years

Written by the late Sister Eleanor Eagan, CSJ, and featuring nearly 300 photos, Valiant Women tells the history of Carondelet’s founding and captures stories of sisterhood, faith and community.

Books can be ordered online for $15.
$5 from every purchase will go toward the newly-created Sr. Eleanor Scholarship Fund.

Please email to order your copy.

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