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McNicholas celebrates the Class of 2022

Congratulations to our newest graduates who received their diplomas at the PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation on Sunday, May 22.

Student Body President Lauren Keith, Valedictorian Andrew Collette, and English Teacher Mr. Jeff Mulvey were nominated by the Class of 2022 to speak at the graduation ceremony.

Lauren challenged her classmates to continue to be creative, especially when they find themselves in difficult situations and reminded them that they will always have a home at McNicholas: “Because McNick has properly taught us how to love and how to be loved, the person to the right of you, to left of you, in front of you, and behind you genuinely cares about you. These are your brothers and sisters…Just as Father Kevin said in his homily two days ago, ‘You will always have a home at 6536 Beechmont Avenue’ and you will always have your family within that home.”

After the awarding of diplomas, Mr. Mueller sent the graduates forth, saying, “We have been truly blessed with the intellect, talents, energy, dedication and enthusiasm of these young adults. They have grown in faith, academic excellence, and compassionate leadership.  As we send them forth as alumni, we ask the Lord to bless each of them in all their future endeavors and to help them to continue to grow towards Full Stature in Christ.”

McNicholas graduates toss their caps in celebration

Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2022, including these special award winners:

Archbishop McNicholas Memorial Award

Conner Dute & Lauren Keith

Christian Leadership Award

Olivia Ramundo & Jack Spears

Rasper Service Award

Stephanie Schmitt

Outstanding Service Awards

Jessica Alvey
Nicole Bell
Jennifer Fries
Isaiah Helphinstine
Luke Horstmeyer
Cloe Jones
Mara Jones
Grant Must
Madeleine Noone
Jack Suttles

Principal’s Award

Ashley Jarrold & Pierce Taylor

Academic Top 3

Andrew Collette – 1st
Ethan Koran – 2nd
Emma Clemons – 3rd

    McNicholas students collect recycling

    Students in the Environmental Science classes are caring for God’s creation and learning about sustainability by taking responsibility for the school recycling program. Science teacher Mr. Eric Hickman jump started the program as part of his Environmental Science curriculum. “My goal for this class is to make students aware of environmental issues and empower them to be a part of the solutions,” Mr. Hickman said.

    Early IT contest winner holds up prize

    Congratulations to freshman Louis Smith and sophomores Eli Holland and Jonathan Byrum who earned top awards in University of Cincinnati’s Early IT Fall Competition. Louis won first place in the Programming category for his Java script program that helps builders to calculate construction costs. Eli and Jonathan, who took second place as a team in the Web Development category, were challenged to create an original website that highlights the UC Early IT Program at McNicholas. 

    Rockets enjoy Pumpkin STEM lab and creative fall fun

    McNicholas students celebrated fall and Halloween with pumpkins galore inside and outside the classroom! Mr. Steve Dalton's class participated in the yearly pumpkin catapult STEM lab, the English Department hosted a literary pumpkin decorating contest, and CREWs carved out some time for fun with their own contest.