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- STA Golf Classic 2013
- Student Photograph Awarded Second Place
- STA Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
- High School Placement Test
- Annual STA Parent Social
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- STAs newest Star Parents Association venture
- Fall Exam Schedule
- STA Video
- Great Ways to Introduce Freshmen to STA!
- New Way to Pay Fees and Tuition Online
- Martha Leahy Staker, ’62 - Distinguished Alum for 2012
- STA Summer Camps
- Show Highlights Student Art Work
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- Tour of Italy
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- STA Summer Camps
- Ceremonial Ground Breaking Invitation
- New Chapel Images
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Martha Leahy Staker, ’62 - Distinguished Alum for 2012
St. Teresa’s Academy announces the winner of the 2012 Distinguished Alumnae Award as Martha Leahy Staker from the Class of 1962. Established in 2009, the award formally recognizes an alumna who has positively and substantially influenced her profession(s), her community(s) or issues affecting society at large.
Martha, after graduating from St. Teresa’s in 1962, attended Avila University. She graduated in 1966 with a degree in nursing and has furthered her education and continued her career within the fields of health care ever since.
In conjunction with the University of Kansas Medical Center, Martha helped to conceive and develop a program to assist at-risk children and parents. Called Project Eagle, the program utilizes both public and private dollars to ensure children at risk for academic failure receive the comprehensive services necessary for a healthy lifestyle, including early childhood education and all levels of family support services. Since the program’s inception in 1990, over 15,000 children and their families have received education and support.
Children’s Campus of Kansas City
In 2010, Martha’s vision of building a single campus to house various support services and agencies designed to assist the most vulnerable children in Wyandotte Count came to fruition. Families could access the necessary services needed to succeed in school and life from one central location. The new building, called the Children’s Campus of Kansas City, has become Martha’s legacy to the community. The CCKC houses early childhood education and comprehensive family support services, including healthcare, oral health and mental health services for young children and their families.
Martha’s honors and awards throughout her career are many and include the Ed Zigler Award for Innovation from Head Start and Avila’s Medal of Honor. She was named Career Woman of the Year in Kansas City in 1990. Martha has also worked with the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation to establish health and education programs throughout the country and assisted in educating members of congress of the importance of investing in youth.
Martha has abundantly met the requirements for “positively influencing her peers, the community and issue affecting society at large.” Congratulations Martha. We are so proud of you!