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Honoring Sister James Michael Kesterson

Sister James Michael Kesterton received one of the three Career Achievement Awards from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis last night.

From The Criterion:

The measure of Sister James Michael’s life can also be taken in her remarkable career of 60 years in education, including 32 years as the principal of St. Jude School in Indianapolis. During that time, the school earned two Blue Ribbon School awards for excellence from the U.S. Department of Education.

“My blessing was to be with the children all those years — to help them, to teach them, to see them grow,” says Sister James Michael, who also served as principal of Our Lady of the Greenwood School in Greenwood and as a teacher at the former St. Andrew the Apostle School in Indianapolis.

Read more about the award recipients in The Criterion’s September article ‘Doing the right thing’ guides award recipients.

Congratulations, Sister James Michael!

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  1. Avatar Susie Robertson Neal on August 10, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    I remember Sr. James Michael very fondly from St. Andrew. She was cool. When we graduated from St. Andrew, it was at the time when the Sisters of Providence were changing to the modern habits, where their hair was visible. She surprised us at graduation with the new habit. And we saw her reddish hair. What a long time ago that was. Our class is celebrating our 50th anniversary of graduation. It’s nice to hear of her career of service.
    Susie Robertson Neal
    St. Andrew class of ’68

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