Site Visit: Bishop Blanchet High School, Seattle

May 31, 2020

Although the Fulcrum Ambassador Program suspended site visits due to COVID-19, our ambassadors are eager to share their stories and personal reflections about their visits to our incredible Catholic schools.

Bishop Blanchet High School, Seattle
By David Hovind

I have always felt blessed to be part of the first class at Bishop Blanchet High School. We actually began our freshman year in 1954 at Blessed Sacrament School, as the construction of Blanchet wasn’t yet complete. However, for our four years we were always upperclassmen—what an advantage!

Imagine how I felt when returning recently to Blanchet as part of an ambassador team site visit. This visit occurred after Blanchet’s successful Capital Campaign resulted in construction and technology updates on campus that truly enhanced the school! It’s unbelievable. Blanchet now provides the same strong, faith-based education in an environment that encourages collaboration and curiosity.

A favorite remembrance of my Blanchet years was the wonderful education provided by several different orders of Catholic sisters, two archdiocesan priests, and our principal and vice principal. This experience prepared me for both a good college experience and a successful business career. That high-quality education was very much in evidence during our site visit, with a rigorous curriculum and students excited to be at Blanchet. And still a Christ-centered experience celebrated in classrooms and the beautiful chapel. It is evident that Blanchet has thrived through the years and continues to reach for a higher standard.

I have just turned eighty years old and still warmly reflect on my four positive years at Bishop Blanchet High School.

David served as a Fulcrum Trustee from 2014-2018. He continues his support efforts as a member of the Fulcrum Legacy Society and is a proud Blanchet Brave, class of 1958. Go Braves!