Rosati-Kain grad heads to state supreme court
Gov. Mike Parson appointed Missouri Eastern District Appeals Court Judge Robin Ransom, a 1985 graduate of Rosati-Kain High School, to be the first Black woman to serve on the Missouri Supreme Court. Ransom will replace Judge Laura Denvir Stith, who was the second woman appointed to the high court. Stith retired in March. During his announcement of the appointment, Parson said, “Judge Ransom will add valuable experience, perspective and balance to the court.” Before serving on the appellate bench, Ransom served as a circuit judge for the City of St. Louis. She also served as a Family Court commissioner and in the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as well as in the St. Louis County Public Defender’s Office. Ransom will be the third Black judge to serve on the Missouri Supreme Court, and will join Chief Justice George Draper, the second Black judge to serve on the high court.
Ray Boshara will speak on “The Racial Wealth Gap in the United States: A View from the St. Louis Fed” online at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. Boshara is senior advisor for the Institute for Economic Equity at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He also is a member of the Archdiocese Peace and Justice Commission and an advisor to the USCCB Domestic Committee. The event sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet is free and will be held online via Zoom. Register at
www.bit.ly/3vTnCKF. For information, visit www.csjsl.org/events or contact Sister Clare Bass at
Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service in St. Charles is seeking bug spray to provide to the homeless population it serves. Donations may be dropped off at the Care Service, 4116 McClay Road in St. Charles, during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or ordered from the service’s Amazon Wish List at
Saint Louis Priory School won the Class 2 Missouri State High School Activities Association championship May 29 with a 5-0 win vs. Thomas Jefferson Independent School. Priory had wins in singles from Preston Achter and Peter Khoukaz and in doubles from Achter and Evan Finnie, Sean Finnie and Christian Djavaherian and John Newell and Khoukaz. Achter won the Class 2 singles title and Sean Finnie and Djavaherian won the Class 2 singles title over their teammates Khoukaz and Newell. Gus Tettamble of Saint Louis University High School finished second in Class 3 singles. Thomas Griese of Duchesne was second in Class 1 singles.
Track and field champs
Trinity Catholic High School’s girls team won the Class 4 state title and Cardinal Ritter Preparatory’s girls team won the Class 5 title in track and field at the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Championships in Jefferson City. Trinity’s Sydney Juszczyk took the championship in the javelin and Brooke Moore finished first in the triple jump. Juszczyk won her third state title in the javelin with a throw of 151 feet 9 inches. Cardinal Ritter’s Aniya Brown won the 100-meter race with a meet record time of 11.77 and also won the 200 meter race with a class meet record of 24.08. Cardinal Ritter also won the 400-meter race and 800-meter race. In Class 5, CBC’s Jeremiyah Love won the 100-meter dash. Nerinx Hall finished first in the 3200 relay in girls Class 4. St. Mary’s won the 400 relay in boys Class 3. Sam Schmidt of Borgia won first in two races in Class 3 boys, the 100 and 200 meters. Trinity Catholic’s boys team finished third in Class 4. Trinity’s Myles Norwood finished first in the triple jump and his teammate Malcolm Harvey finished second in the javelin. Valle Catholic High School’s boys team finished third in Class 1.
Breast cancer healing Mass
A Mass for those who have been affected by breast cancer will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2618 S. Brentwood Blvd. in Brentwood. Survivors and patients as well as family members and friends are welcome. The Mass will offer those in attendance the opportunity to join their sufferings with Christ in prayer for peace and healing of all. Father Jack Siefert, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen, will be the celebrant. A reception will be held after Mass. For more information, call the parish at (314) 961-8400 or email
St. Vincent Home for Children needs towels and personal care items for youth in its shelter support and transitional living programs. Items needed are bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, deodorant, bar soap and liquid body wash, lotion, female personal hygiene products, toothbrush/toothpaste and multicultural hair-care products. Bring items to St. Vincent, 7401 Florissant Road in Normandy; Contribute online at www.saintvincenthome.org; or shop AmazonSmile at
www.amzn.to/2TABknh and have items sent directly.