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Mr. Goldberg received this letter, via email, on Sunday from our 2014 alumna, Cora Raniowski.
26 August 2016
Dear Mr. Goldberg,
My name is Cora Raniowski and I am a 2014 graduate of Saint Matthews School. Recently I have been honored to be acknowledged for being a Leader, Mentor, Coach, Role Model, and an ambassador for our country. I feel these honors are due to my introduction to “7 Habits of a Highly Effective Person” while attending Saint Matthews School.
In July I was awarded the Frances E. Pitts Memorial Games Trophy. The award is presented to the United States Pony Club games player who demonstrates excellence in horsemanship, sportsmanship, and leadership at the USPC Games Championships. In August I was part of a five person team chosen to represent Mounted Games Across America and the USA at the Nine Nations Competition in England and Wales. I was also privileged to join the World’s Games Individuals Competition in Wales. I coached two teams at United States Pony Club Games National Championship, one finishing 5th and the other 10th in the nation. In 2015, I gained my first national title as United States Pony Club Games discipline National Champion and was ranked 2nd in the nation for Mounted Games Across America.
I feel that besides my parents’ influence and being a role model, Saint Matthews School, through the “7 Habits of a Highly Effective Person,” was….. is a major foundation to my success and achievements. I am honored to call myself an Alumni of Saint Matthews. If I can help express the impact Saint Matthews has been and help Saint Matthews, I would be honored.
In 2011, under the direction of our Principal, Mr. Goldberg, St. Matthew’s Catholic School implemented the “Leader In Me” program to enhance our academic curriculum with a character and leadership component. The Leader in Me compliments our Catholic faith teachings to give our students the skills to be successful leaders with good character.