Ed Subject Class of 1962
Ed’s activities at Henry included track, baseball, football, hockey, Hi-Y, marching band and student council. He was captain of both football and baseball teams and attained All-City honors in both football and baseball. Ed played on the winning City and Twin City High School championship football teams. He played in the State High School Hockey Tournament where Henry came in third place. After high school Ed continued his involvement with the YMCA as a club leader and mentor.
After high school Ed attended Mankato State where he continued to play both football and hockey. He served overseas from 1966-1968 in the US Army. Ed was very active in youth sports as a coach and board member.
His professional life was in law enforcement which he did for 42 years. During that time he received many honors both locally and nationally. One of those honors was being named VFW Police Officer of the Year for the State of Minnesota. He was also elected regional director for the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and elected president of the Ramsey County Chiefs of Police Association and being the State of Minnesota nominee for the national J. Edgar Hoover FBI Gold Medal Award.
Ed participated in thousands of hours of specialized police training locally, regionally and nationally both as a student and instructor. Ed has spent his entire adult life dedicated to public service, leadership and mentoring others.
He has been married for 49 years to Janet Kallestad Subject also a 1962 grade of Henry and currently resides in Robbinsdale, MN.
Jaette Fedor Carpenter Class of 1973
Jaette is a familiar face in the Northside community still living in the neighborhood she grew up in , in North Minneapolis. She graduated from Henry in 1973 and was involved in choir, tennis, pep clubs, NHS, school newspaper and yearbook.
After graduating from Henry she went on to attend North Hennepin Community College where she earned her Associates in the Arts. She continued on to Augsburg College where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Music Education (certified K-12 licensure). She has had extended music pedagogy studies in Europe, Hawaii, through MacPhail, St. Katherine’s, and the University of Minnesota.
Jaette was privileged to teach at Henry and other Minneapolis schools for a few years before helping start Camden Music (now gone) and Hopewell Music Cooperative-North, a non profit, now in it’s fifth year in North Minneapolis. Through this non profit, She was able to teach children that would never be able to take private music lessons, or even have access to an instrument. This is a very rewarding way to share her music. The best way she could give back to the community is to provide music lessons at low to no cost. She loves seeing the creative lightbulbs go off in her students as they realize what music is about and how it can change their lives.
Some of her fondest memories have come when several of her students, that have been very shy start talking with great excitement as they realize they really are good at this formerly mysterious thing called music. The assured feeling that starts to come out of even her most shy, withdrawn students is always amazing, proving to once again, that this music stuff really DOES work.
Jeanette has been the music director at North Methodist church where she used to direct church adult, children’s and bell choirs and was contracted for musical vocal and orchestra directing (totaling 24 musicals), weddings and any event including ‘fringe’. Now she plays for Hopewell, community events, at care centers and at her daughters day program.
She loves North Minneapolis and Hopewell Music. Music is something that she and her colleagues can give and teach to the children of North Minneapolis. It is their way to help North Minneapolis become a music and arts area and thrive again.
MARTHA GORZYCKI Class of 1980
Martha was co-valedictorian. She was cocaptain of volleyball, basketball and badminton and voted MVP in volleyball and basketball her senior year. The 1979 girl’s volleyball team placed 2nd at the Minnesota State Volleyball tournament. Martha received the Athena Award for Outstanding Girl Athlete at Henry, sponsored by the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce.
Martha was also on the speech team at Henry, writing and performing her own original work in the category of Creative Expression. In her junior and senior years she won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies at Twin Cities high school speech tournaments and competed at the Minnesota State High School League State Speech Festivals.
She was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in the senior class play. She was awarded: the Century III Leaders Award, an Academic Excellence Award from the Kiwanis Club of North Minneapolis, and a Certificate of Commendation by the Rotary Club of Minneapolis.
After graduating Martha attended Yale University. While at Yale, Martha played Women’s Varsity Softball and intramural sports. She tutored at a New Haven public school and served on a college seminar committee. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Yale in 1984. Her creative work focused in painting, drawing, and sculpture.
After Yale, Martha moved to San Francisco, California to work with independent filmmakers. She was an animator and director of photography for animated feature films on indigenous Mayan and Mexican sacred stories. Martha animated her first short film, Peace Dreams, which screened at international festivals and received three grants and an art award. Martha earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Art at San Francisco State University in 2002. In 2007 she traveled to China to jury for the Bejing Film Academy Animation Festival, screen her film, and lecture on creative storytelling in animation at two Bejing universities.
In her media art career spanning three decades, Martha has produced and or contributed to eleven film and media projects. Her creative work explores cultural mythologies and social issues through experimental and traditional animation techniques.
Martha actively mentors local youth, curates animation programs, serves on film panels, and moderates and presents work at academic conferences. Her award winning short films and media art have been exhibited globally in festivals, galleries, on LED billboards and online. Her creative work is published in library collections in the United States and Europe.
Currently, Martha is a tenured professor and the Animation Program Director in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University in California.
Jerry Stacy Class of 1958
While at Henry Jerry participated in band, football, Hi-Y and the senior class play.
After high school he attended Macalester College earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. From there he went on to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. After two years at the seminary he took a leave of absence to join the Peace Corps. As a volunteer he was sent to Cali, Colombia, South America, where he developed a vocational high school in a community previously with no educational opportunities beyond primary school.
In 1966 he returned to the seminary and earned a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in 1968. From 1968-1978 he worked at First Presbyterian Church in Gary, Indiana where he developed models for ministry to the hispanic community. Working with the church and several community organizations they were able to determine that a primary need was family education, to help both adults and children adapt and survive in their new community. They developed the Latin American Family Education Program, and he served as its Executive Director. Jerry pioneered the development of an ESL curriculum based on community skills, which was ultimately published and called “English For Survival.”
In 1973 because of the Chilean president being overthrown, many of the Presbyterian pastors were forced to leave Chili, this led the Chilean Presbyterian Church without adequate full time leadership. Their only avenue to remain a church was to ordain dedicated lay leaders. Jerry was invited to provide theological education for the new pastors. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he pastored a church, developed a new church, and provided educational seminars for all church leaders.
Jerry had a 20+ year involvement with the Presbyterian Church USA and the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico to develop a strategy for mission along 2000 miles of common borders. He served, until retirement, as US Coordinator for Presbyterian Border Ministry. Tasks included ministry/program development, staff recruitment and training and general oversight of seven bi-national ministries at 7 major border crossing communities.
In 1992 he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Now in retirement Jerry has served as a hospice volunteer; sings in a local church choir; leads a community Bible and Community Issues group; works with returning Vets and PTSD related issues; Blue Star Mothers – of deployed children; and regularly participates in a local clergy group.He has done community work in the San Antonio area for Habitat for Humanity, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and hurricane damage along the Gulf Coast. He tutors students in the local primary school. Jerry and wife Jean currently live in the San Antonio, Texas area