New Orleans, LA – Yvonne Hrapmann ’76, principal of Cabrini High School, was honored recently at the 2022 Cabrini Mission Foundation’s Education of the Heart Gala. Held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, Hrapmann was a recipient of the coveted Angel Award, an annual award that recognizes individuals who represent St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s philosophy of educating the heart and mind.
“Throughout her 42-year career, Yvonne has carried on the legacy of Mother Cabrini, delivering education of the heart and mind,” said Christopher LaBianco of the Cabrini Mission Foundation. He continued, “Yvonne grew up in the neighborhood, attended Cabrini High School, and knew the sisters well. She utilizes her faith-based Cabrini education and carries it forward through the generations of young women who have attended Cabrini High School.”
Hrapmann has worked alongside talented and dedicated educators and Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart since 1981, beginning her career as a Cabrini High School teacher and coach. Her path to the principalship included serving as Athletic Director, Dean and Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, and Academic Assistant Principal.
Sr. Catherine Garry, MSC, Hrapmann’s former high school principal, presented the award on behalf of the Cabrini Mission Foundation. Hrapmann thanked Sr. Catherine and the Cabrini Sisters and laity whom she has worked with closely over her career, both in person and from a distance.
“I have been blessed abundantly to be a part of the Cabrini community,” said Hrapmann. “I have grown up with you and continue to be challenged daily to fulfill the needs of the mission and continue the legacy of Mother Cabrini. I share this Education of the Heart recognition with our dedicated faculty and staff at Cabrini High School in New Orleans,” she added.
“Our students, faculty, and Cabrini High School community are blessed and honored to have such a dedicated Cabrinian Educator who leads through the example of Mother Cabrini,” said Sheri Salvagio, interim president of Cabrini High School. “Yvonne is a true servant leader, who by her expression of compassion, determination, humility, courage, and wisdom exemplifies Mother Cabrini’s charism daily, as she has for the past 42 years.”
Hrapmann is also a recipient of the Archdiocese of New Orleans 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2006 Cabrini Mission Foundation Gala’s Sr. Josephine Tsuei, MSC Mission Award. A life-long learner, Hrapmann has continued her education through participation in the World Congress on Catholic Education 2015 and as a 2008 Fellow with the School Leadership Center of New Orleans.
To learn more about the Education of the Heart award, the Cabrini Mission Foundation or Cabrini High School in New Orleans, visit www.cabrinihigh.com.