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At St. Joan Antida High School we remain committed to building an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects, and embraces people of all backgrounds – it is core to the mission of our school. We firmly believe in the inclusivity of our campus and promote diversity in all aspects.

Now is the time we need to use our voices. Now is the time to change the world. Stand up, step forth, and through transformative conversations become involved in the community to make changes against acts of racism, hatred, and violence. We must create environments where honest, productive dialogue can take place without resorting to violent acts to make our voices heard.

Let's continue to be at the heart of social change and embrace our brothers and sisters with the love and respect that we all deserve.

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Dear Alumnae, Family, and Friends of St. Joan Antida High School,

It is with a sadness beyond words that I inform you of the death of another of our beloved Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida, Sr. Monica Fumo. She was 78 years old and died due to the COVID-19 virus. Sister was a teacher, administrator, cheerleader, good sport, and friend for the young women, staff, administrators, and donors of our high school for years. As with Sr. Gabriella, all possible medical treatments and supportive equipment were given to Sr. Monica to help her battle this insidious virus.
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It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of our beloved Sister of Charity of St. Joan Antida, Sr. Gabriella Nguyen, '88. She was 75 years old and died due to the COVID-19 virus. Sister Gabriella was an alumna of St. Joan Antida High School and worked there for numerous years. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Sr. Monica Fumo remains in critical but stable condition. Sr. Jennifer Daul is recovering at home from COVID-19 pneumonia.

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The Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida would like to provide an update on a few of our Sisters. Unfortunately, a great deal of misinformation has been shared about our Sisters, and it is our wish to clarify and present an accurate summary, while still respecting our Sisters' need for privacy.

Presently we have three of our Sisters who are sick with the COVID-19 virus and are in the hospital. They are in the two best hospitals in Milwaukee. We are grateful for the doctors, nurses, and support services who are caring for them. Besides these excellent people, the Sisters have a medical doctor who helps the community. She is an internationally known and respected research scientist who has access to the latest information on COVID-19 and best treatments through her worldwide contacts with medical researchers and foundations. Our Sisters are in the hands of caring and very knowledgeable people but, as important, in the hands of a loving God.


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Sister Monica Fumo knew how to get her students' attention.

In the early 1990s, as principal of Milwaukee's all-girls St. Joan Antida High School, Fumo once donned goggles and a leather jacket over her habit and rumbled into the gym on the back of a chopper as "Leader of the Pack" roared over the loudspeaker.

Sister Gabriella Nguyen connected in quieter ways. She teased and cajoled, and listened with the ear and insights of a trusted counselor.

Fumo and Nguyen lived and worked side-by-side for decades as Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida. They died, just days apart this month, of complications related to the coronavirus. Fumo was 78 and Nguyen, 75.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MILWAUKEE, WIS. – May 19, 2020 – The Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida today announced that Sr. Gabriella Nguyen, 75, and Sr. Monica Fumo, 78, have died from the COVID-19 virus.

Sr. Gabriella, a native of Vietnam, was an alumna of St. Joan Antida High School and went on to work for the school for many years in a variety of capacities. She most recently spent time at St. Charles Borromeo Parish where she continued to carry on the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joan Antida.

Sr. Monica served for more than 50 years as a teacher, administrator, counselor, and friend to thousands of young women who studied at St. Joan Antida High School. She was well known for her involvement in the annual Spaghetti with the Sisters and Nun Run events, as well as her many connections to the Italian community in southeastern Wisconsin.

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MILWAUKEE -- Two sisters from the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida have died due to the coronavirus, officials announced on Tuesday, May 19. They are Sr. Gabriella Nguyen, 75, and Sr. Monica Fumo, 78.

A news release says Sr. Gabriella, a native of Vietnam, was an alumna of St. Joan Antida High School and went on to work for the school for many years in a variety of capacities. She most recently spent time at St. Charles Borromeo Parish where she continued to carry on the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joan Antida.

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The grants will fund mentorships, third-grade reading and high school programs at local nonprofits and organizations focused on helping students achieve educational success.

"Our investment in Milwaukee's education system is focused on areas shown to have a significant impact on a student's overall success," Eric Christophersen, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, said in a statement.

"Supporting third-grade reading proficiency, mentorship and high school programming demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring our city's children and youth reach their highest potential."

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SJA is proud to announce that junior Daijahnay Canady has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year for the state of Wisconsin, the highest honor given to Boys & Girls Club members. Canady competed against thousands of other teens in Wisconsin to earn this honor. A survivor of sexual assault, Canady shares her journey of acceptance and self-discovery.

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SJA students were among the 60 local high schoolers that participated in a series of job shadowing events at Northwestern Mutual to introduce them to STEM-related career opportunities in technology. Hands-on opportunities included cracking code with Kano Coding Kits and building a computer from scratch, allowing students to experience first-hand what a future career in that field may feel like.

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The message Discovery World hopes to drive home with Girls & STEM event on November 11 is that any girl can thrive in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The interactive event is designed to spark new interests, make real-life connections, and fight stereotypes and obstacles facing young girls and women in Milwaukee. Girls & STEM hopes to inspire young women to see themselves as future STEM leaders by connecting brilliant female professionals with girls while inspiring creativity and curiosity through engaging hands-on STEM activities. The event will feature more than 35 organizations dedicated to cultivating confidence and empowering girls.

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