Thank you NBC News!

The Stories and the Reactions to Aquin's Prom

MANY, MANY THANKS TO NBC NEWS UNIVERSAL AND NBC-WREX . . .

AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED ALONG THE WAY SINCE 1927.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

From Rucker in Seattle, WA . . .

Just saw a story on MSNBC about your school picking prom dates with a lottery, I congratulate all of the students over the years for keeping this wonderful tradition alive! Fabulous!

I hope it continues forever.
Thank you for boosting my faith in the young.


From Chuck (Aquin Class of 1946) and Fran in Waunakee, WI . . .

Still haven't come back down to earth. Lester Holt ending his nightly TV newscast with the Aquin Prom story. Nearly fell out of my chair.
Cheers to WREX-TV for demonstrating such good news coverage judgment.

Sign me A Loyal Guardian of the Shield.

Affectionately, Chuck (and Fran)


From Kathryn in Gurnee, IL . . .

Dear Sir or Madam,

I just watched the NBC Chicago report on Aquin's unique approach to choosing prom dates. You make me proud to be a Catholic. God bless your students and school community.


From Rich (Aquin Class of 1996) on Facebook . . .

So when you go to THE LITTLE SCHOOL THAT DOES.... you wind up on NBC nightly news with Lester Holt! You see... sometimes there is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with TRADITION!!!
#WeAre.... #AQUIN!!!!!


. . . and the conversation that followed . . .

  • from Darcy: Thankful to the Sisters who wanted to make sure each student regardless of socioeconomic or family circumstance felt important and included! That is a tradition that should never get old!
  • from Rich: Thankful for the thousands of students over the past 90 years that were raised to appreciate traditions such as this one! Stare diversity and criticism in the face and say.... WE ARE.....AQUIN! Never been a part of anything that teaches family and togetherness like that school does! #Kuddos #GenerationAfterGeneration
  • from Sara: We knew no different-we didn't know how special and different it was til after high school. I still get the "o you went to Aquin" look when it's brought up. BUT to the opposite affect, it got me hired at my current job-my boss is catholic and knew what my Aquin education really meant!

Watch the 'NBC Nightly News' story here.

If you missed the broadcast, don't worry. NBC Nightly News posts each broadcast in its entirety. Lester Holt introduces the segment at 17:28 in the broadcast.

Click here for the complete broadcast (and then go to 17:28 for the intro by Lester).

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Watch the WREX 'Story Behind the Story'

Another story that aired again last night before the 'NBC Nightly News' was the feature done by our local WREX crew. They were also at Aquin when Kevin Tibbles and crew were here. Their report focused on the 'how and why' of the 'Inspiring America' piece came to be.

Click here for the WREX segment.

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Prom 2017 . . . that's a wrap!