Skip To Main Content

Three-sport athlete wins State Wrestling Title

Congratulations to senior wrestler Pierce Taylor who captured the Division 3 State wrestling title at 144 pounds.

Pierce is a stand-out on the mat, earning back-to-back GCL Coed Championships, Sectional Championships, and District Championships, as well as GCL Coed Wrestler of the Year titles. In 2021, Pierce placed third at State in the 138 weight class. Pierce went 35-1 this season, competing at state and national levels. 

In addition to wresting, Pierce is also a four-year, decorated football quarterback and baseball catcher, having earned all-league, all-city, all-district, and all-state honors. He is both an athlete and a scholar, having carried honor roll status throughout his high school career with an overall GPA of 3.9. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a McNicholas CREW Captain, and the McNicholas Student Body Vice President.

Athletic Director Drew Schmidt said, “Pierce embodies what makes McNicholas so special. Pierce's accomplishments and accolades at high levels in three different sports, his success in the classroom, and his role as a leader in our school and community show that McNicholas is a place ripe with opportunity. Pierce took those opportunities, added his exceptional work ethic, and achieved his goals. We are so proud to have been with him every step of the way.”

Pierce will continue his athletic career as a Division I wrestler at Ohio University. Read more at Senior wrestler signs letter of intent to DI school.

Mr. Schmidt said, “Pierce's legacy as a student athlete, but most importantly as a faithful leader and person, will live on at McNick, long after his career as a Ohio University Bobcat; he’s a prime example of why we love the McNicholas community.” 

He added, “Congratulations, Pierce! We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments.”

 “Pierce is the epitome of what we are trying to provide for student athletes at this school; come and do it all. Work hard and you’ll reap many rewards.”

Mr. Drew Schmidt, Athletic Director

McNicholas senior wins state wrestling title.
    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.