DAY ONE Speaker


Each year Sacred Heart welcomes a guest speaker to help kick off the first day of school. Information on the 2020 speaker will be shared once it is confirmed.

Sacred Heart School is accepting applications for enrollment and offers a willingness to try to make the school a financial possibility for all families. The school has made the pledge that no family will be denied a Catholic education based on finances. If you are interested in Sacred Heart School for your Preschool, Elementary or High School student, visit or call 218-773-0877.

Marvin is the fifth guest speaker brought to Sacred Heart for the school’s DAY ONE activities. 

2019 Day One Speaker – Gigi Marvin. Gigi Marvin is an American ice hockey player for the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League. As a member of the United States national women’s ice hockey team, Marvin has represented the U.S. at three Olympic Winter Games (gold-2018, silver-2010, 2014). She has participated seven International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships (gold-2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017; silver-2007, 2012) and nine Four Nations Cups (1st-2008, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018; 2nd-2006-07, 2009, 3rd-2013), and is a six-time USA Hockey Women’s National Festival participant (2006-09, 2011-12).

2018 Day One Speaker – Brooks Bollinger. Brooks Bollinger is a former American football quarterback and current coach. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin. Bollinger has also been a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Florida Tuskers. Bollinger played quarterback for Central High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He played in every game while attending the school and passed for 40 touchdowns and ran for 19 more. He was also drafted twice in 2000 and 2001 by the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, both times in the 50th round.

2017 Day One Speaker – Laurie Hernandez. Since bringing home the Gold and Silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 17-year-old Hernandez has gone on to win the coveted Mirror ball trophy on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 23 and her first book titled “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond” chronicling her journey thus far was published in January 2017, hitting the New York Times Best Sellers list. Laurie is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine where she has been nicknamed the “human emoji” for her outgoing facial expressions and for her grace and artistry on the balance beam. Laurie is a second generation American, as her grandparents are from Puerto Rico, making her the first U.S. born Latina to make the U.S. team since 1984. Laurie credits her hard work, leadership skills, and her never give up attitude to her Mom, who was in the Army Reserves while Laurie was growing up.

2016 Day One Speaker – Herman Boone. In 1971, as the city of Alexandria Virginia was consolidating their schools, Boone was appointed head coach at T.C. Williams High School. Remarkably, Boone was able to solidify a diverse coaching staff and unite a group of players into one of the most powerful football teams in the nation. Boone will share an inspiring message about the importance of treating others with respect and kindness. His story was portrayed in the film, Remember the Titans.

2015 Day One Speaker – Matt Birk, a former Minnesota Viking, Super Bowl Champion with the Baltimore Ravens and current Director of Player Development for the National Football.