Kendra Harris, MD '09

OB/GYN Mayo Clinic


 How has your high school experience impacted your life?

CDH helped me find lifelong friends. Honors English with the one and only M-P taught me how to be a better writer, speaker, and communicator. As an athlete, I learned discipline, perseverance and the importance of working together when things get tough.

What advice would you give a current CDH student?

Don’t be afraid to try new things throughout your four years of high school! Challenge yourself and take the risk of joining a new sport, new club or simply sitting with a different group of people at lunch. It will introduce you to new ideas and help make you a more well rounded person.

What does being a graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall mean to you?

Being a graduate of CDH means belonging to something bigger than yourself. A community of people who care about one another and take responsibility for making the world a better place by thinking global and acting local. 

What is your favorite memory of high school?

My favorite memories of high school come from the week devoted to Homecoming each and every year culminating with the huge pep fest and display of school spirit. The positivity and sense of community was incredible.

Why is it important to you to support our school?

To me the beauty of CDH is its diversity. Ensuring that more students of all backgrounds have the opportunity to earn a CDH education and experience the acceptance, power and love of the CDH community is why I support CDH.