Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Clara Valen of Estherville are pleased announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maria, to Nicholas Modelski, son of the late Ian and the late Jane Modelski, formerly of Warren, Mich.
Maria graduated from Armstrong-Ringsted in 2002 and attended St. Mary's College in Orchard Lake, Mich., graduating in 2006, with a BA in English and Sacred Theology, and a minor in Biology. She obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching in 2008, from the University of Great Falls, in Montana. For the past nine years, she has taught in Catholic schools in Montana, Iowa, and Virginia. She is currently principal and teacher at St. Michael the Archangel Regional Catholic Academy in Petoskey, Mich.
Nicholas graduated from Cousino High School in Warren, Mich., in 2004. He attended Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., graduating in 2008, with a BS in Psychology, with a Concentration in Mental Health, and a Minor in English. Both Nick and Maria were members of the Catholic Integrated Core Curriculum throughout college. After graduation, Nick completed a year of National Service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA. He then worked for the USDA Forrest Service Job Corps Program in Golconda, Ill. Currently, Nick is part of the digital media and marketing team for St. Michael the Archangel Regional Catholic Academy in Petoskey, Mich.
Maria and Nicholas
The nuptial Mass will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft, Iowa, on Aug. 16, 2014, with reception to follow at the North Kossuth Golf Course in Bancroft. The couple will make their home in the Land of the Thousand Dollar Sunsets, Petoskey, Mich.