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Cristo Rey Kansas City – Dancing with the Kansas City Stars

Cristo Rey Kansas City’s 15th Annual Dancing with the Kansas City Stars was held on June 26th. Kathleen Couchonnal and Melissa Skeens were the co-chairmen, and Kristi and Larkin O’Keefe served as the honorary chairmen. Guests enjoyed an all-star dance competition that featured Nick Durand, Phil Glynn, Mike Jackson, Mary Haggerty Kroening, Kate O’Keefe, Julie Towner, and Sarah Walsh. The fun-filled, ‘70s-vibe evening raised funds to provide a private college and career-preparatory education to students with economic need.

Debby and Jake Schloegel

 

Terry Garberg and Joan Israelite

 

Rising Star Kate O’Keefe received the Grand Prize trophy from Dr. Sarah Kucera.

 

Judy and Jerry Karlin flanked Jennifer Galvan, scholarship award recipient.

 

Jeff and DeeDee Cooper and Kathleen Callahan shared a toast.

 

Ann Marie Alvey and The Honorable David Alvey, dance judge

 

Alumnus Neal Patterson and John O’Connor, Cristo Rey Kansas City

 

Board of Trustees Members Kevin Rauckman, Ellen Martin, Kristi O’Keefe, and Tim Madderom

 

Honorary Chairmen Kristi and Larkin O’Keefe invited 2020 Honorary Co-chairmen Justina Wilkins, Julisha Wilkins, and David Johnson on the stage for congratulations for work done in a virtual year.

 

Catherine Brown, Annie Deruyter, Colleen Deruyter, and Rachael Skeens

 

Dr. Dan “Elvis” Gurley lit up the stage and served as a judge.

Also featured in the August 7, 2021 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Keith Gard Photography and Bernie Concannon Photography

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