Legendary Leaders Extraordinary Lives

De Smet’s “Legendary Leaders” are people who live lives that exemplify–in our great Jesuit tradition–“doing more and doing better.” While many of our leaders have gotten their start at De Smet Jesuit, each has done so in his own way–some with much fanfare and others very much below the radar.

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A Mission of Magis

Classes at De Smet Jesuit High School began on September 5, 1967. As the values of the Jesuit mission came to life in the halls, teachers, staff and community supporters rallied around the school's mission to build character and nurture the culture of brotherhood.

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The Legend of the Black Robe

1972

Mirror becomes official DSJ newspaper

1968

Jesuits at De Smet

Class of 1971

Henry Autrey

1973

Dress Code: Updated

September 5, 1967

First Day of Classes

1966

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Class of 1977

Tom Suntrup

“The aim of a Jesuit High School is to train the intellectual, volitional, emotional and physical abilities of young men–especially those who will be found as tomorrow's leaders.”

An Invitation to join the Society of Benefactors for
De Smet Jesuit High School

Undefeated Champs

As the Spartans found their stride capturing state titles from basketball to swimming, the construction of a new Student Activities Wing created more space for students to excel in academics, break records and prove their commitment to excellence on and off the court.

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Class of 1979

Steve Stipanovich

1978

The Winning Streak

1984

Student Activities Wing

Class of 1988

Chris Higgins

De Smet Career: 1968-1982

Rich Grawer

1978

Hockey State Champs

De Smet Career: 1968-2014

Greg Vitello

Class of 1989

Bill Mueller

1992-1994

Soccer State Champs

“The goal is not to win games or win championships, the goal is to inspire young kids to become great men.”

Steve Stipanovich ‘79

Men for Others

While the ‘90s brought about many changes in our classrooms and in the world, the De Smet Jesuit commitment to serve others never faltered. From mission trips abroad to assisting and volunteering at agencies in our community, our students are able to experience life from a different perspective, while learning the responsibility of being “Men for Others.”

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Class of 1976

Dr. Greg Palozola, D.D.S.

Class of 1993

Eric Schmitt

Junior & Senior Service Projects

Service Abroad

Class of 1978

Dr. Stephen Fleischut, D.D.S.

Class of 1990

Ron Rebore, Ph.D.

Class of 1995

John O’Leary

Class of 2005

Chris Farrell

Mission Week

“Service is our connection to our fellow man, to the community that surrounds us and to God.”

Dr. Stephen Fleischut, D.D.S. '78

The Next Generation of Leaders

It’s a new age: in technology, in the way we learn, in the way we teach and in the way we communicate with each other. De Smet Jesuit’s deeply rooted history of innovation has led us to take bold steps toward better education and greater programs for students, marked by the service and generosity of our alumni.

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Class of 1990

Corey Quinn

Kairos

Grad at Grad

National Honor Society

Class of 1982

John True

Fall of 2003

Web Design

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The Nadal Center

Class of 2008

Rob Steeples

Fall of 2015

The Evolution of Technology

"To have people that push you as far as you can go, hold you accountable, and have a driving passion to support your success is critical to making great accomplishments in the future."

John True ‘82

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