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Meet One of Fenwick’s Trailblazing Alumnae

Para athlete and alumna Mary Kate Callahan ’13 made history nine years ago when she challenged the Illinois High School Assn. as a member of the Friars' Swimming Team.

Read her inspiring story.
As part of WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, we spotlight Ms. Callahan, of whom Athletic Director Scott Thies ’99 says, "Mary Kate has been navigating life on four wheels for as long as she can remember. At five months old, a virus attacked her spinal cord, leaving her a paraplegic. Now, at 26, she has been around the world racing triathlons, advocating for what she believes in, and mentoring people of all abilities."

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