The SJA Alumnae Association presented Citlali Mendieta-Ramos, '97, with the 2017 Alumna of the Year award at their third annual Alumnae Brunch on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The Alumna of the Year award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an SJA alumna to her profession and/or community which support the mission of SJA.
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The SJA Alumnae Association is excited to announce Citlali Mendieta-Ramos, SJA Class of 1997, as the 2017 Alumna of the Year Award recipient. The Alumna of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an SJA alumna to her profession and/or community which support the mission of SJA.
When you talk with Goldhmong Vang, SJA Class of 2011, you can feel her energy and excitement for life and its challenges. Her time at St. Joan Antida High School was not always easy, but she was consistently engaged and growing. "I learned to follow my heart, to make changes and try new things," she said. Vang carried this lesson with her through her college career and into her future.
Vang is a Milwaukee native whose parents are refugees from Laos. She grew up in Milwaukee with her three older siblings. She also has an aunt in Milwaukee, who attended SJA – this was Vang's first introduction to the school.
"I wanted to do something different from what others were doing. When I heard about SJA from my aunt, I looked into it, and the all-girls environment sounded empowering," Vang said.
Once at SJA, Vang immediately took to the school.
"Everybody knew everybody. It really felt like a community," she recalled.
After the completion of the first marking period of the year, our Link Crew leaders and Freshwomen celebrated our annual Link Back Up Lunch on Sept. 26, 2017. This annual event allows for our Juniors and Seniors to engage outside of the classroom with our newest members of the SJA learning community.
Our first marking period of the new school year is coming to an end and parent conferences were just held. I am OVERJOYED with the start of the year and am the proudest Head of School! Please indulge me as I brag about our girls and the team here at SJA and share some of our most recent accomplishments.