Leaving a Legacy

Class of 2005 alumnae Tara Howard was a shining star inside and out.  She dedicated her life to work, service and served as a role model for everyone she met. Tara was taken from the world in a tragic accident in 2006, but her legacy and spirit live on. During her time at Mount De Sales, Tara was one of the most active students in her class. Her loving spirit and incredible talent for artistry inspired people through her actions and art. Not only was she very involved in service, but she took it to the next level by founding the Social Justice Club, which is now known as Teens for Catholic Action. It was Tara’s dream to get young people more involved in service and more aware of what was happening around them.

“Tara always believed that young people had a voice,” said alumnus Ashley Albrecht, best friend and graduate in 2005. Tara thought that young people could change the world for future generations, and to help those in need to get back on their feet.

For an example of her incredible artwork which she spent a summer painting bottle caps for, check out her self-portrait mural that now hangs in right outside the art room. The mural leaves her artistic legacy in the halls of Mount de Sales for years to come.

“Tara helped shape the Mount de Sales community,” said family friend and alum Amy Albrecht.

Allie Albrecht ’13

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