Edward Rapa is an amazing soul the likes of which Lakes may never see again. He has a unique spirit and is dedicated to every cause he becomes a part of. This is a student who arranges his day to drive a fellow student home and then come back to the school to tutor another student as part of his NHS commitment. As a member of the Student Council, he fulfilled his treasury duties to the utmost, insisting on going to the parish center to meet the person who assists with our accounting so he could deliver his reimbursements in person. As a tutor, he had endless patience to work with his protege to get him to think critically about Romeo and Juliet for a paper and spent hours on the task. I heard him offer to meet with him at the library on weekends to finish the work when we ran out of time in Homework Club.  He is an exceptional student who radiates kindness and a desire to make the world a better place.”

Mrs. Kotulis put it better than most of us could even try. Rapa will be missed at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School and we wish him all the best at the University of Michigan.

Q & A with Edward Rapa

Where are you going for college?
University of Michigan

What is your major?
Architecture

What sports have you participated in at Lakes?
Cross Country

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Happy, healthy, employed, and making a difference

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
I was four and a half pounds when I was born, look at me now

What advice would you give to underclassmen??
Make Freshman year count

What will you miss most about Lakes?
My Laker family

What grade did you start at Lakes?
Kindergarten

Educating students in grades PreK through 12 for over 60 years, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School provides an educational experience grounded in Catholic Tradition, personal discipline and academic excellence. We offer small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios in a safe and secure family-oriented community. Weekly Mass complements a fully integrated one-to-one iPad program, championship athletics, K-12 robotics program, before and after school care, and much more!