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Improvements continue at McNicholas because of generous donors
Posted June 18, 2013
On March 15, 2013, McNicholas held its 15th Annual McNick at Night Auction to raise much-needed funds for the school. After the final item is auctioned, it is a tradition to ask for a “last call for cash” to be used for student scholarships and special projects. As the completion of Project Paradise becomes closer to reality each day, this year’s last call for cash was for lights for the newly-paved parking lot in Paradise. Principal Patty Beckert and Director of Development Cindy Comperchio had hoped to raise at least $8,000 for this cause but at the end of the night, $18,000 had been raised. The installation was complete in mid-May.
In addition to the parking lot lights in Paradise, steps have been added from the parking lot to the pavilion area, and the track installation was completed in the summer of 2012. On May 4, 2013, McNicholas High School welcomed eight area high schools (Cincinnati Christian, Clark Montessori, Little Miami, Lockland, Moeller, Seven Hills, Summit Country Day and Winton Woods) for the inaugural McNicholas Invitational on the all-weather rubberized track in Penn Station Stadium. The realization of the track is due in large part to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Finn, both from the Class of '67. At noon during the invitational, the track was dedicated and named in their honor.
During the 2012 McNick at Night event, the last call for cash raised $8,000 to be used toward remodeling the lobby restrooms. This summer, the project will come to fruition. Construction began on June 3 and is expected to be completed by July 30.
“The generosity of those who continue to give to McNicholas shows the true meaning of ‘Once a Rocket, Always a Rocket.’ For many, there is also a labor of love in helping complete the project,” Beckert said.
The lobby renovation, being led by a subcommittee of the Facilities Committee which includes Carl Lamping, Tracey Garrison ‘86, Sr. Judi Keehnen ‘59, Dana Baker, Mike Grever ‘83, and Patty Beckert, includes new bathrooms, the relocation of the trophy cases, carpet installation, and furniture for seating.
“The goal of the renovation is to convert the ‘gym lobby’ into a ‘gathering space’ for the entire school, not just the gym. We want it to feel warm and inviting to both students and guests,” Grever said.
Through an anonymous donor, upgrades to lighting and sound were made possible in the Jeanne Spurlock Theatre and main gym. It is also through an anonymous donor that new Tablet PCs were able to be purchased for faculty for 2013-2014.
Posted May 31, 2013
McNicholas science teacher Lauren Wulker has been selected to participate in Miami University’s summer 2013 global graduate studies on the Baja peninsula. Wulker, who is also a 2002 McNicholas graduate, teaches Biology and Chemistry.
Wulker will travel to the Baja Peninsula in June and will study desert and marine ecosystems. More information about Wulker's course can be found by clicking here.
In 2011, Wulker traveled to Guyana as part of this program. “I am most looking forward to being in the field, learning by doing, and expanding my network with other educators and researchers,” Wulker said. She added that while in the Baja Peninsula, she will be visiting conservation hotspots and meeting with and learning from local residents and researchers.
The graduate courses from Miami University's Project Dragonfly are based on Earth Expeditions, which has engaged more than 1,400 people since 2004 in firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. More information is located at www.EarthExpeditions.org.
Posted May 31, 2013
The McNicholas High School Theatre Department is pleased to announce the reprise of their winter play Acts of God on June 12 and 13. Both performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Jeanne Spurlock Theatre on the McNicholas campus.
According to theatre teacher Teresa De Zarn, the department decided to offer two new performances of the play to help raise funds for the victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. Playwright Mark Rigney has also agreed to donate his royalties from the performance to the tornado relief fund.
The play focuses on 12 high-school aged students who have survived a tornado that has ripped through their town. Not only are the students mourning loss, but they also must find the strength to help with the clean-up and find a way to try and return to normalcy. According to Playscripts.com, “Friendships and allegiances shift, beliefs and faith are tested, and the threat of a new storm forces each character to relive the once-in-a-lifetime terror they thought they'd put behind them.”
Posted May 31, 2013
For many McNicholas students, summer vacation will begin with service. From June 5-13, sixteen students, along with McNicholas religion teacher John Norman, Campus Ministry Director Jeff Hutchinson-Smyth, current parent Amy Hiltz, parishioners from Immaculate Heart of Mary and two students from St. Ursula Academy, will travel to Managua, Nicaragua to spend the week working at the Cultural Center of Batahola Norte and then with the Fabretto Children’s Foundation in Cusmapa, Nicaragua.
The Cultural Center was co-founded by Sr. Margie Navarro, CSJ, a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph Academy (now present-day McNicholas High School). The McNicholas students include Catherine Adams, Aaron Albrinck, Maggie Danker, Laura Garrison, Madison Hartwell, Grace Hiltz, Megan Mottola, Wesley Phillips, Danielle Piening, Kristen Rehl, Emma Sarra, Anna Schuh, Lauren Scott, Tommy Wegener, Maddie Weir, and Jenna Zicka.
In preparation for the trip, the students participated in a weekend-long retreat in March where they learned about Catholic Social Teaching, Immigration issues including reform efforts, and Fair Trade. They have also visited Su Casa, the Catholic Charities outreach to the Hispanic Community, and most recently, welcomed current teachers from the Cultural Center to speak at McNicholas.
The teachers, Geraldo and Ileana, both of whom have changed the direction of their lives because of receiving help from CCBN, spoke with McNicholas High School students in John Norman and Jeff Hutchinson-Smyth’s religion classes. Amanda Otero, Batahola center staff member, served as a translator. Ileana came to the Center in 1983 to take sewing classes in order to make clothes to sell to support her children. Sr. Navarro asked Ileana to help by teaching adults to read and write and now Ileana is an administrator at the Center.
Geraldo is an art teacher at the Center. “I came to the Center with one pair of shoes and hope. I wanted to be an art teacher because art teachers can give hope to other children. Sr. Margie would tell me, ‘You can do it—you can be an art teacher. If you can’t believe in yourself, you can’t believe in others’,” Geraldo said. As an art teacher, Geraldo said he tries to turn negatives into positives for the children he teaches. After he spoke to the McNicholas students, he welcomed the students to create a mural in the religion hallway.
In 2000, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish entered into a formal covenant agreement to form a “twinning relationship” with the Cultural Center. Sue Keefe of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, one of the lead organizers for the twinning relationship, leads the immersion trips and has hosted visitors for the Cultural Center during their time in Cincinnati. Over 150 IHM parishioners have visited through annual immersion trips since, and 13 members of the CCBN community have visited IHM and the Greater Cincinnati area during that same time period.
For more information, please visit www.friendsofbatahola.org and www.fabretto.org. For anyone who wishes to help financially assist Nicaraguans who want to attend classes at the Cultural Center of Batahola North, please click here to learn about IHM’s Project Education.
McNicholas students publish literary journal
Posted May 31, 2013
The 2013 edition of the McNicholas literary journal Reflections was passed out to students the week of May 13 and is now available for online viewing. Reflections, a co-curricular publication of the English and Fine Arts Departments, features original poetry, formula poems, reflections, songs, short stories, artwork, and photography of students in grades 9-12.
Students in the creative writing class help to publish the journal, but all students in the school are invited to submit their original material. The journal has consistently received an Excellent rating from the National Council of Teachers of English.
To view past editions of Reflections, click here.
Environmental Science students earn 2nd place on National Test
Posted May 31, 2013
Congratulations to the following students Environmental Science students who came in second place as
a team on the National Science League Test for General Science, Grade 9: Zach Martin, Nick Costello, Nick Taylor, Helen Curran, Meghan Schoening, Melissa Frey , Clayton Dause, Shelby Miller, Luke Anno, Adam Ramey.
Posted May 24, 2013
On Wednesday, May 22, the Class of 2013 moved from being the current students of McNicholas to being alumni. Speakers at the graduation ceremony at Music Hall included valedictorian Olivia Fitzpatrick, salutatorian Abigail Block, Classics Language teacher Paul Romolo, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Dr. Jim Rigg, and principal Patricia Beckert. The class earned nearly $11 million in scholarships to their respective colleges.
After diplomas were conferred, the senior awards were presented. The top academic awards were given to Megan Simmons, for having the third highest average for four years; Block for having the second highest average for four years; and Fitzpatrick for earning the highest average for four years.
The Principal's Award was presented to Austin Ernst and Maria Clark for displaying outstanding sportsmanship, loyalty, and courage throughout their athletic experiences at McNicholas. Outstanding Service Awards were given to twelve seniors for their contributions to the McNicholas community over four years: Leah Bartel, Anna Crooker, Rachele DeLuca, Matthew Gabbard, Kate Gorman, Joshua Jubak, Haley Kocisko, Theodore Mayer, Alison Meineke, Lauren Scott, Madeline Scott, and Megan Simmons.
Samuel Becker received the Rasper Service Award for outstanding service to the McNicholas community and for enriching the McNicholas community with his talents. Courtney Dunne and Patrick DiSalvio received the Christian Leadership Awards for continuously promoting Christian ideals by example and having tried to involve others in these ideals.
The highest award given at Archbishop McNicholas High School, the Archbishop McNicholas Memorial Award, was presented to Olivia Fitzpatrick and Tony Losekamp for best exemplifying the type of high school graduate that McNicholas strives to develop. The qualifications for this award include academic achievement, continuous service, and exemplary character in terms of Christian ideals.
The evening concluded with the concert choir and band, under the direction of Chris Albanese and Keith Nance, respectively, performing the Beatles’ “In My Life” and the McNicholas Alma Mater.
Posted May 20, 2014; Written by Madeline Scott '13
Olivia Fitzpatrick has been named valedictorian and Abby Block has been named salutatorian for the McNicholas High School Class of 2013.
These titles recognize Fitzpatrick and Block as having the two highest weighted averages of the senior class, and also designate them as speakers for the 2013 McNicholas Graduation Ceremony. The ceremony was held May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Music Hall, where Fitzpatrick and Block joined faculty speaker Paul Romolo. The seniors chose “Finding Our Place in the World” as their theme.
Fitzpatrick, the only valedictorian in McNicholas history to also be named Mardi Gras Queen and an All-Ohio Athlete, said that she is honored to speak at graduation but is also feeling nervous. “I want to try my best to say something worthwhile,” Fitzpatrick said.
As Fitzpatrick and Block spent their final days at McNick, they reflected on the past four years and looked forward to future plans. Click to read a Q&A with Fitzpatrick and Block.
Posted May 20, 2013
On Monday, May 27, American Legion Post 484 will conduct Memorial Day services at the McNicholas Military Memorial. This is the fourth year for the event. Post 484 added the Military Memorial site to their list of Memorial Day service locations in 2009 after the monument was dedicated.
"The Legion Post does a fantastic job with the service," said Connie Hay ('79), whose children Andrew ('14) and Abby ('17) attend McNicholas. "It has become a tradition for our family, to come up on Monday morning to take part in the service, and remember the sacrifices made by those before us for our country."
McNicholas' Military Memorial Committee will serve a continental breakfast starting around 9 a.m., with complimentary juice, milk, coffee, donuts & bagels. The Post 484 Ceremonial Detail will arrive at approximately 9:30 a.m. for the service.
The Military Memorial on McNicholas’ campus was dedicated on May 15, 2009 and honors graduates Marty Mugavin ('65), Greg Iding ('65), Joe Berning ('69), Chuck Kiser ('85), and Nick Erdy ('02) who lost their lives serving their country. Past faculty member and veteran Gwyn Bush and graduate David Cooper ('78) spoke at the dedication. The McNicholas Memorial Committee was formed with members consisting of McNicholas alumni and family members of the deceased soldiers, and they continue to be an active part of McNicholas High School with its new focus of providing scholarships for incoming freshmen.
Junior Margaret Beck received the American Jewish Committee Simon Lazarus, Jr. Human Relations Award during a ceremony at at Rockdale Temple on Wednesday, May 1. She was given the award for “exemplifying in daily living a steadfast adherence and devotion to American democratic ideals and the betterment of human relations.”
Beck received the book The Enough Moment by John Prendergast and Don Cheadle to be donated to the McNicholas library in her name. “Even though we all come from different religions or no religion at all, we all are working to make the world a better place and help out our community,” Beck said.
Posted May 17, 2013
The Class of 2013 has collectively performed over 20,000 hours of service over their four years and 50 members of the class have been named to the Century Club.
The honorary Century Club recognizes those who do over 100 hours of service during their time at McNicholas. Membership in the Century Club is determined by adding all service hours completed helping the underprivileged and no more than 60 hours of other kinds of service.
Community service is an important part the curriculum at McNicholas High School. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors all participate in the school-wide service projects as well as their own personal ways of providing service.
The vast majority of McNicholas students go far beyond the required hours of community service.
Congratulations to the 2013 Century Club:
Andrews, Kim 706
Gilfilen, Annie 163
Moser, Nicole 107
Posted May 16, 2013
Photography II students, under the direction of Mrs. Ellyn Whiteash, submitted photography for the Artists Reaching
Classrooms Program in conjunction with the Taft Museum of Art.
Their goal was to recreate a piece of photography from the Taft Museum. The work was judged by a group of Taft Museum docents, and seven McNicholas students were chosen to represent McNick in the culminating exhibit at the Public Library of Cincinnati: Rita Beckman, Rebecca Evans, Samantha Gabbard, Erin Kaising, Antonio Losekamp, Joy Neltner and Kathryn Scheidler.
Losekamp was awarded a $1200 scholarship and Kaising was awarded a $1500 scholarship.
Posted May 16, 2013; Written by Madeline Scott '13
McNicholas senior Madeline Scott and junior Hayley Coldiron accompanied Journalism teacher and Director of Communications Angie Noble to the Reds High School Media Day on Monday, May 6. Scott and Coldiron, the Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Editor of The McNicholas Milestone, were invited to the event after McNick was chosen by the Reds as one of the local high schools eligible for the annual event.
Reds High School Media Day is an afternoon focused on exposing high school journalists to the behind-the-scenes role of the media in Major League Baseball. The students spent the afternoon at on-field pre-game batting practice, meeting with Assistant Director of Media Relations Larry Herms, touring the Reds press boxes, and finally watching a complementary Reds game. Coldiron, a long time Reds fan, said getting an inside look at the Great American Ballpark was an exciting and informative experience.
“It was amazing to see everything up close and also really surprising to see all of the work that goes into running and promoting a baseball game,” Coldiron said. “One of the definite perks of working for the Reds is getting to work with fascinating people. Todd Frazier came over during the batting practice and talked to us, which I really appreciated. He was a really genuine guy and it was awesome to have this opportunity to meet him.”
Coldiron also enjoyed talking with Herms, who gave the students insight and advice on working in sports journalism. Herms began his career as an intern, and Coldiron took note of how Herms stressed the importance of taking those opportunities.
“[Herms] really taught us how important internships are, and also how important it is to be tech-savvy and keep up-to-date with social media,” Coldiron said. “Another piece of advice that I thought was interesting was that being bilingual gives you a big advantage since many of the Reds’ players speak Spanish. It definitely made me reconsider how I might be able to incorporate a lot of my different classes into a job in media.”
The McNicholas High School Band and Choir will have their annual spring concert on May 10 at 7 p.m. in the main gym.
Under the direction of Keith Nance, the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble will all perform. The Concert Band is slated to play three pieces: "A Rockwell Portrait" based on the works of artist Norman Rockwell, "Last Ride of the Pony Express," and the John Philip Sousa piece "Black Horse Troop."
The Jazz Band will perform two of the three songs they performed at the recent Ohio University Jazz Festival: "The Night has a Thousand Eyes" and "Angel Eyes." They will also perform "West Coast Blues."
The Percussion Ensemble will perform "Centrifugal," which they performed at the March 2 Ohio State University Percussion Festival. They will also play a piece called "African Sunwalk."
The Concert Band and Concert Choir will join forces on "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Blue Moon."
Under the direction of Chris Albanese, the Concert Choir part of the program will feature music ranging from traditional American folk songs to music from the Beatles and Journey. The newly formed McNicholas Glee Club will sing "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.
Admission is free, and all are welcome.
Vote for Bouley and Ernst for Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year
Posted May 3, 2013
Seniors Sarah Bouley and Austin Ernst have been nominated for The Community Press Newspaper Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.
Bouley, a four year McNicholas volleyball athlete, was ranked sixth overall in the GGCL Central in attacks with 217 kills. She was also placed on the 1st Team GGCL Central.
Ernst, a four year football and basketball athlete, was named Player of the Year for GCL Central, Player of the Year for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and 2nd Team SW District. During his senior year of football, he was the GCL leader in passing yards with 2404 yards and 4th in the GCL in rushing yards with 487 yards.
Click here to vote for Bouley and Ernst. You can vote once time per day from May 2-23 through your Cincinnati.com or Facebook account. You do not have to be a subscriber to the Enquirer or Cincinnati.com to view the ballots or vote.
Several world language students from Archbishop McNicholas High School recently attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations.
Freshman Emma Kapp achieved first place in the Buckeye Southwest Chapter in the Level 1 Regular Exam. Emma placed in the 99th percentile nationally. Also, freshman Brian Cabell placed first in the chapter in the Level 2 Bilingual Exam, placing in the 93rd percentile nationally. Both Kapp and Cabell received $100 prizes for their performances.
Students from McNicholas earned a total of 2 Gold (95th percentile or better), 14 Silver (85th percentile or better), and 13 bronze (75th percentile or better) medals along with 28 honorable mentions (50th percentile or better).
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013.”
Students from McNicholas have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers Tracey Canisalez, Carla Wessels and Kyle Jepson.
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Spanish 1, Level 1 from Tracey Canisalez's class: Gold: Emma Kapp- (1st place in Buckeye Chapter $100 Prize Winner -- Regular). Silver: Zachary Arnold, Madeline Buhr, Drue Glaser, Brynna Maxey, Adam Neltner, Gillian Tierney, Abigail Weiler. Bronze: Matthew Cornell, Claire Daly, Sydney Evans, Connor Higgins, Augustin Huffman, Jackson Sager, Sarah Standiford, Jacob Vaughn. Honorable Mention: Maria Ciampone, Jackson Durm, Jonathan Gray, Mitchell Hartwell, Emma Heise, Josh Poole, Elizabeth Simmons, Matthew Waldeck, Duncan Weir.
Spanish 2, Level 2 from Kyle Jepson's class: Silver: Brian Cabell (1st in Buckeye Chapter for $100 Prize Winner – Bilingual),Emily Bloemer, Aaron Diemler, Shannon Gibbons, Caroline Jorden. Bronze: Michelle Hollenkamp, William Klunk, John Longbottom, Hope Wilson. Honorable Mention: Will Babb, Nate Hazzard, Charlie Lind, Trevor Lynd, Kyle Morrisroe, Allie O’Keefe, Anna Pierce, Reagen Powers, Emily Rivard, Megara Scott, Sarah Shook, Francy Shumrick, Jordan Whitmore.
Spanish 3, Level 3 from Carla Wessels' class: Gold: Grant Tore. Silver: Grace Hiltz, Ellen Uhl. Bronze: Catherine Adams.
Honorable Mention: Margaret Beck, Hayley Coldiron, Ashley Dundon, Mark Flatt, Kristen Rehl, Jacob Woeste.
Roflow named Educator of the Year
Posted May 2, 2013
Service Learning Coordinator and religion teacher Sam Roflow has been chosen as the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year.
Over the past 15 years, Roflow has been instrumental in helping make service synonymous with McNicholas. Working to change the service hour requirement for graduation from 30 to 40 hours was one of the first changes he worked toward for the school. He revived Service Club, which is now one of the most active groups on campus, and he started the Century Club to honor seniors who have completed over 100 hours of community service. More than half of the senior class becomes members with an average of 20,000 accumulative service hours.
In his classroom, Roflow’s goals as a teacher are simple: to make a difference in the lives of his students, to make a difference within his community, and to make a difference in the future. He takes his job as teacher/mentor/role model very seriously and tries to convey the passion for what he does to his students through their various projects both in and out of the classroom.
Every year under his leadership, McNicholas sponsors a Senior Prom at Sem Haven Care Center , holds a canned food drive that typically yields 5,000 plus items to benefit Hope Emergency Center and the YWCA (and in some years, Interfaith Parish Ministries in Newtown), coordinates a warm clothing drive for St. Vincent DePaul, and runs a penny drive each January. The 2013 Penny Day brought in over $6,000 and over the past 14 years, over $80,000 has been raised. “We think of others a lot, but one very unique thing about [Penny Drive Day] is that it is a day where we take the entire focus off of ourselves and put it onto others,” Roflow said. The money collected has gone to either St. Mark’s in Evanston or St. Joseph’s in the West End, and some of the funds have also supported service scholarships for McNicholas students and for McNicholas families who have experienced severe economic hardship. “In one case when the Sisters of St. Joseph (our founders) had their motherhouse severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina, we shared some of our funds. In another case, we sent some money to Catholic Relief Services to be used in Haiti to help rebuild schools after the earthquake,” Roflow said.
He encouraged Service Club to commit to becoming a Highway Clean-up sponsor for the 275 cloverleaf at exit 63 and recently, Roflow and the McNicholas Service Club have become more involved in the Mt. Washington Clean-up days in the fall and spring. In the past few years, Roflow has also become involved with the Magnified Giving Program, where students are given around $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choosing. Throughout this process each year, Roflow serves as a guide and mentor and supplies the students with the knowledge they need to make the decision as a group by putting the leadership role on them. The students made their decision a few weeks ago (after much research and discussion) to donate to Josh Cares.
Roflow will be honored at the 38th Annual Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Eastgate on May 8 at 6 p.m. The yearly event honors the outstanding citizen, business, volunteer, educators, and students of the year. Marty Brennaman, the “Voice of the Reds” will receive the Citizen of the Year Award and McNicholas senior Anna Crooker will receive the Student of the Year Award. For more information and to make reservations to attend, visit the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce website.
Senior named Student of the Year by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
Posted May 2, 2013
Senior Anna Crooker has recently been chosen as the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year.
Crooker has been involved since her first day as a Rocket. Her involvement in the clubs at McNicholas has ranged from being involved all four years in Service Club and assisting with their activities year-round as well as being involved with the Student Philanthropy Project, which is part of the Magnified Giving Program. As a member of Ecology Club, Anna has spent hours of labor in the community garden on McNicholas’ campus.
Whether she is helping organize a service project, staying late to clean up after a dance, or helping organize a fundraiser for Photography Club, Anna Crooker puts forth full effort with a full heart, and through this, has helped to make a positive impact on her high school community and the larger community.
She is an active member of parish community at St. Veronica, and has volunteered at Matthew 25 Ministries, Safe Haven Farm (a residential facility for adults with autism), and the Mt. Washington Clean-up Days. She also continues to tutor children at Guardian Angels School and Mt. Washington Elementary School. At first Anna thought the tutoring opportunities were temporary, but when she discovered they were to last the entire year, she made the commitment to the schools and children no matter what her own schedule looked like.
Crooker’s science teacher Regina Goines said, “Her approach is pragmatic; in all areas of life, she does what needs to be done or says what needs to be said, but does not waste time on unnecessary tasks.”
Crooker will be honored at the 38th Annual Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Eastgate on May 8 at 6 p.m. The yearly event honors the outstanding citizen, business, volunteer, educators, and students of the year. Marty Brennaman, the “Voice of the Reds” will receive the Citizen of the Year Award and McNicholas teacher Sam Roflow will receive the Educator of the Year Award. For more information and to make reservations to attend, visit the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce website.
Posted May 1, 2013
The World Languages Department installed the newest members of la Société Honoraire de Français, the National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society, and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánia on April 23. The induction ceremony honored high-achieving students of all three languages. Mr. Chuck Decker, former McNicholas Latin teacher, was the guest speaker. Congratulations to the following inductees:
Leah Bartel, Scott Frenzel, Claire Griffiths
Rachel Ecker, Dylan Kirby, Andrew Kump, Andrew Pearson
Margaret Beck, Rita Beckman, Caroline Dugan, Ashley Dundon, Courtney Dunne, Alexandra Enders, John Ehemann, Kevin Fagin, Hanna Gonce, Madison Hartwell, Grace Hiltz, Riley Johnstone, Paxton Knight, Antonio Losekamp, T.J. McSwigan, Molly Norrish, Kendall Powers, Mikayla Randolph, Kristen Rehl, Daniel Sandmann, Kaitlyn Schaefer, Meghan Schaefer, Corrie Sheshull, Cody Smith, Ashley Taylor, Elena Tierney, Grant Tore, Jacob Woeste.
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