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St. Benedict Catholic School
Preschool through 8th Grade

Distinguished Graduates

This award honors graduates of Catholic elementary schools who have made a significant contribution to the Catholic Church and American life. The National Catholic Education Association provides criteria and a framework to help with the nomination process.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the application form and send it to our Advancement Director, Penny Ziemer, or bring it to the school.


We are proud to announce the NCEA St. Benedict Catholic School Distinguished Graduate 2018 is Lisa (Soderquist) Pageler, Class of 1989”.

Ms. Pageler enjoys quite a rich legacy here at St. Benedict!  She is a 3rd generation alumna, with her Grandparents, Teresa Doyle and Richard Lally, and her mother, Colleen (Lally) Ducey proceeding her and her girls; Chloe, 5th grade & Audrey, 2nd grade are currently 4th generation.  After graduating from St. Benedict Catholic School, Lisa moved on to graduate from Holy Names Academy and the University of Washington where she earned a B.S.  She is currently the Education Coordinator at Approach Management Service in Seattle.


Lisa embodies what is means to live your faith as a result of the education received in this Catholic elementary school in many ways.  Ms. Pageler is highly involved in both the parish and the school.  At the school, Lisa has served as Parent Club President for the last 2 1/2 years.  During this time, she has been instrumental in the implementation of an online volunteer system, re-designed the landscape at the main entrance on 48th Street, reinstated the Parent Education component of the Parent Club and streamlined all-school communications.  During the last seven years the girls have been at the school, Lisa has logged over 500 hours volunteering as a Room Parent, Spelling Bee Coordinator, Chairing a Mother/Son Event, and participating in our scheduled school tours among many other things.

At the parish, Lisa is an active member who is also part of the choir and assists at weekly coffee hour.