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THE GAEL GAZETTE Bishop Gorman High School Alumni Newsletter | Summer 2012

Beyond the G Tower

a brighter tomorrow for bishop gorman

ta k i n g o n 1 1 a c r e s

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notes of interest Hello All – I hope you have enjoyed your summer and had some time to relax with your families. Summer is a busy time for everyone on the Bishop Gorman campus - between summer enrichment classes, youth camps and construction - the time flew by. In July, we had a group of over 20 alumni football players on the field to take on the varsity team in the second Annual Alumni Football Game. Players and spectators were treated to a sneak peek of the new Fertitta Athletic Training Center (ATC) after the game. As the newest addition to our campus, the ATC gives us the much needed space for our athletes to train, as well as an upstairs event space that will help us build community and host events such as the return of post-game socials for our alumni and families! Visit our website www.bishopgorman.org to find out about all the events and activities at the ATC. On Friday, August 17th, I’d like to invite you and your family to watch the 2012 Varsity Football team in an intrasquad scrimmage on campus, followed by a BBQ and the official open house of the ATC. It’s a fun way for us to kick off our 59th school year and I encourage all of our alumni and friends to come out and visit. If you have never been on campus, it’s a great chance for you to see first-hand all the exciting things happening at Bishop Gorman High School. When alumni and friends of the community have the opportunity to come on campus their reactions are often similar. There is a sense of pride to be associated with Bishop Gorman and a desire to continue to be a part of the legacy that is Bishop Gorman. Our tradition and strive for excellence is evident in our students and our facilities. I hope you will come and experience it for yourself. Each fall we begin the school year with excitement and anticipation, and each year our community continues to exceed our expectations. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to Catholic education….it makes me proud to be a Gael!

Bridget Moore '95 Director of Advancement

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contents

SPRING 2 0 1 2 | T H E GAEL GA Z ETTE

few can say they have written for one of the funniest late night TV shows

4 Legacy in Action graduates from the class of 2012 look back at four years of wonderful memories at bghs

6 Faith on campus 7 Advancement meet our newest member of the advancement team, and gear up for the start of the year

10 Homecoming 11 Gael Gatherings third thursday is back, make sure you don't miss out on getting together with your fellow gaels

12 Alumni Spotlight you may have known her as a bghs student, but now SNL writer, comedian, and actress Jillian Bell '02 is doing big things all around the country and on your tv screen

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13 Campus Update

the annual golf tourney is coming up register online or give us a call

14 Roll Call

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legacy in action

O On Sunday June 3rd, the Class of 2012 proudly took to the stage at the 55th annual commencement ceremony at the Orleans Arena. Of the 289 members of the Class of 2012, 100% graduated, with 96% college bound, attending universities all over the country such as Dartmouth, Duke, Notre Dame, & USC. Valedictorian Sarah Bessen ’12, delivered a thoughtful speech on the bright future of our newest Alums, while commencement speaker and Nevada Supreme Court Judge, Ron D. Parraguirre had some useful advice for the grads. With two National Merit Scholarship Finalists, 41 Athletic Scholarships, one National Achievement Scholarship Programs Finalist, and countless other accolades. The Class of 2012 is looking like a great addition to the Alumni community here at Bishop Gorman! Joining our graduates at the commencement ceremony were our wonderful Golden Grads from the Class of 1962! Celebrating their 50th Reunion as Bishop Gorman Alumni, the Class of 1962 walked honorably alongside our newest graduates. In attendance was: Cheryl Rodrigues, Jack Morgan, Karen (Worthen) Engle, Marsha Pippin, Emily Oncken, Patti (O’Neill) Soskin, and Patrick Stafford. This year was certainly even more special for Cheryl Rodrigues ’62, as she walked together with her grandson George Horna ’12. Congratulations to our newest Alumni, the Class of 2012! Remember: “Once a Gael … Always a Gael”

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legacy in action

Athletics: Finishing the Year Off Right This year has been historic for the athletic teams and individual athletes here at Bishop Gorman. Spring sports finished up the school year in style, taking multiple state titles and individual awards! Varsity Baseball won the State Championship title for the 7th year in a row! The team was also ranked the #1 team in the country! Women’s swimming also won the State Championship title, for the 3rd consecutive year! Meghan Boland ’13, Anne Boodt ’15, Olivia Marker ’13, Lindsey Englestead ’13, Catie Miller ’14, Marley Maluafiti ’15, and Amy Lubawy ’14 (Matthew Lubawy ’82) set new regional and state records for the team. Individually, four senior athletes were proudly given the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year Award: Shaquille Powell ’12 (Football), Shabazz Muhammad ’12 (Basketball), Haley Wingender ’12 (Soccer), and Joey Gallo '12 (Baseball). Joey Gallo '12 set the Nevada all-timecareer home run record and was drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers.

preparing for the future

Signed & Approved The Northwest Accreditation Commission visited the campus on April 30th to review the self-study reports our teachers, faculty, and staff have gathered over the last two years. Extensive research was done to ensure that our educational and mission goals were met year to year. Preparation and organization was the key to a successfull accreditation. After sitting in on classes, interviewing teachers and grading the campus, students and teacher performance, the NWAC awarded Bishop Gorman High School a “High Performing School”.

In Theater News... Eight hundred and thirty Thespians displayed their talents in the International Thespian Festivals's National Individual Events Showcase and Competition. To qualify for NIES, students must have received an overall superior rating at the State competition. From our State Championship team, the following events competed at the Festival and all received an Excellent rating out of an overall rating system: Stage Management, Duet Musical Theatre, Solo Musical Theatre, and Group Musical Theatre.Only 12 individual events received National Championship status and are being showcased at the National Individual Events Showcase

" " National Debate Tournament

“We returned from a week of grueling speech and debate rounds at the National Debate Tournament in Indianapolis, IN. It was an amazing experience. Spencer Cross '12 (Nancy Wyum-Cross ’83) competed in Original Oratory and Conor Gaffney '12 competed in Congressional Debate. Conor broke to semi-finals in debate and is the recipient of the Karl Mundt medal. This is the fourth time BGHS has advanced to semi-finals in a debate event on the national level. The national tournament was a great close to our debate season” - Chrissie Ramos, Speech & Debate Coach

and Awards Ceremony. Bishop Gorman High School has been honored as one of the 12 selected schools. Congratualtions to Zack Gearing '13 and Alex Streuber '12, for their Superior rating and their National Championship in Duet Acting, Sad and Glad! Hannah Cava '12 (Greg Cava '76) also received the Technical Theatre Student of the Year Award. Additionally, our Theater Director, Elena Ferrante-Martin, received the Teacher of the Year Award at the State Competition this year! The Gael Gazette

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faith on campus

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

The St. Therese Retreat Center It was real hot that day and quite the travel from home for most our attendees, but it was a huge success, and we are glad we did it! Over 100 students and their family members joined the St. Therese Retreat Center to beautify the outdoors of this newly adopted retreat house on April 28th for the Spring 2012 Alumni Service Day. Palm trees, shrubs, dirt and rock transformed this once vacant lot to a serene place for the clients of the retreat center. Fr. Joseph, Director of the St. Therese Center was amazed by the amount of hard work and time

Alumni Service Day Come out to Alumni Service Day at Three Square Food Bank on Saturday, Sept 8th from 10am - 12pm We’ll help keep the mission of this organization going by providing wholesome food to hungry people. Plus, Three Square will be open this day only for Bishop Gorman volunteers - we'll get a private tour of the facility and a chance to enjoy it while making a difference! Look for more details on the Bishop Gorman website! www.bishopgorman.org

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our students, friends, parents and alumni put into this project. A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors Wally Besuden with Treehouse Nursery for the plant donation, and Shawn Buckley ’77 with Par 3 Landscape & Maintenance for the use of their landscaping tools. If you're interested in helping Fr. Joseph and the St. Therese Center, give them a call! Get all the information you need about volunteering for a great organization at www.sainttheresecenter.org.

Open House

Take Note!

Friday, August 17th

We've Hired!

We would like to welcome Lauren Blaney ’04 as the newest member of the Advancement Team. Taking on Assistant Director of Advancement, is a big task, but with Lauren’s experience in event planning,

community relations, and as a Gael through and through, we are sure she is the right fit for this position! Welcome to the team, Lauren!

Varsity Scrimmage 6-7pm ATC Tours & BBQ immediately following Join us! Call 476.7032 for more information.

GIVE GORMAN Change a life...

"As an alum, I am proud to be part of a community that takes care of each other and gives back to those who need it most." - Pablo Campos ‘11

to give today visit www.bishopgorman.org or call 702.476.4032

advancement

Fertitta Athletic Training Center

advancement

Bishop Gorman Golf Classic

Friday, October 19th Badlands Golf Course Register your foursome today! visit www.bishopgorman.org or call the Advancement Office at 702.476.4032

Join in on one of the best golf tournaments of the year! fun with a cause

Steak and a Cowboy You might recall a few of the wonderful auction items featured at this year's Knight of the Gael, honoring the Engelstad Family Foundation. A red silk Valentino purse, the chance to speed around the Red Rock Canyon loop in a luxury car, an art piece by Guillaume Azoulay, spa vacation to the Mandarin Oriental... and one of the best sellers - dinner with Alum and Dallas Cowboys football star Demarco Murray '06 at T-Bones Chophouse inside the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. On June 8th, 18 guests, including alums Chi Chi Bengochea '80, Rick Korbel '83, Bridget Moore '95, Tito Tiberti '63, Lorenzo Fertitta '87, Teresa Fertitta '88, Danny Wadhams '05, and Milo Kostelecky '94 met at T-Bones for an intimate dining experience with our proud former Gael. Guests got the chance to talk with the now NFL star about his times as a Gorman student, and his life now as a professional athlete. This event was a huge success, connecting our alums together again, as well as supporting our students and community here at Bishop Gorman High School.

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Gorman Goes Global

“We spent two weeks in Botswana, Africa on safari in April. We were out in the bush and stayed in camps in the Okavango Delta. We walked with elephants, watched hippos sunbathe and held our breath following lions stalk their prey. It was really special because my dad, Mike Morrissey ‘65 actually lived in Botswana for a year after he graduated college. When we were kids he used to tell us bedtime stories about his adventures in Africa. Although I question the truth to some of his brave encounters with the wildlife, it was amazing to see the places he told us so much about. It was more spectacular than any of us could have imagined” - Erin Morrissey '07 & Megan Morrissey '02 Wear Gorman Gear on your next BIG trip and we'll feature you!

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This year’s Annual Wine Tasting event, Passport, was all about Southern Hospitality. And let us tell y’all, the party started off right with a live performance from two of our students, Davey Martinez ’13 and Ralph Mendez '14. Our beautiful emcee, Monique Hafen ’06, whose roots hail back to Louisiana and Cajun cookin’, charmed the nearly 500 guests with her southern flare. Among our group of performers was the Shapiro Project, who played Jazz while attendees sipped on all the best that Wirtz Beverage provided. Over twenty wines and ten beers were served alongside some specialty cocktails, like the Hospitali-tea and Hello Satchmo. The M Resort provided an undeniably perfect venue by the pool for this event and lip-smacking food that made a big impression! New this year was the "text-in" silent auction. Guests texted in their bids for nearly 70 amazing auction items! The best part? Anyone could bid on auction items, whether you were enjoying wine across the venue, or unable to attend the event! We could not have done it without our gracious performers, sponsors, volunteers and you! Special thanks to Monique Hafen ‘06, M Resort, Wirtz Beverage, Chartwells, Kelly Technologies, Crestron, Ellis Island and the Review Journal! Thanks y’all, stay tuned to see where Passport 2013 takes us next!

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This year’s Annual Wine Tasting event, Passport, was all about Southern Hospitality. And let us tell y’all, the party started off right with a live performance from two of our students, Davey Martinez ’13 and Ralph Mendez '14. Our beautiful emcee, Monique Hafen ’06, whose roots hail back to Louisiana and Cajun cookin’, charmed the nearly 500 guests with her southern flare. Among our group of performers was the Shapiro Project, who played Jazz while attendees sipped on all the best that Wirtz Beverage provided. Over twenty wines and ten beers were served alongside some specialty cocktails, like the Hospitali-tea and Hello Satchmo. The M Resort provided an undeniably perfect venue by the pool for this event and lip-smacking food that made a big impression! New this year was the "text-in" silent auction. Guests texted in their bids for nearly 70 amazing auction items! The best part? Anyone could bid on auction items, whether you were enjoying wine across the venue, or unable to attend the event! We could not have done it without our gracious performers, sponsors, volunteers and you! Special thanks to Monique Hafen ‘06, M Resort, Wirtz Beverage, Chartwells, Kelly Technologies, Crestron, Ellis Island and the Review Journal! Thanks y’all, stay tuned to see where Passport 2013 takes us next!

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homecoming

Friday, OctoBer 12 Join us on campus for these events! 9:30am - Alumni Memorial Mass 10:30am - Coffee and Campus Tours 11:30am - Pep Assembly in the House of Glory 5:00pm - Pre-Game Festivities 7:00pm - Bonanza Bengals vs. Bishop Gorman Gaels

2012 reunions

Class Representatives Class of 1957 The Class of 1957 will celebrate Homecoming by attending the Campus Events on Friday October 12th. Class of 1962 Cheryl (Gillman) Rodrigues, clrsings44@cox.net / 702.281.1764 Class of 1967 Helen (Barnett) Carlson, HRobin1383@aol.com / 702.734.6934 Class of 1972 Kevin Buckley, kevin@frecnv.com / 702.245.0282 Class of 1977 Anthony Pitaro, lasvegasgumshoe@gmail.com / 702.845.5558

Class of 1982 H. Fletch Brunelle, hfbrunelle@me.com / 702.203.6860 Class of 1987 Jennifer (Capri) Pike, jennycpike@yahoo.com / 702.378.3386 Class of 1992 Jennifer King, BGHS1992@gmail.com / 702.716.7953 Class of 2002 Jennifer Curland, jennifercurland@yahoo.com / 702.580.7874 connect on the class Facebook page and get more information by going to www. bishopgorman.org

Fall 2012

September 20th // 6593 Las Vegas Blvd S Come to the Ranch House Kitchen at Town Square for our Welcome Back Third Thursday! 6-8pm - complimentary beer, wine, & appetizers!

November 15th // 6200 South Rainbow Boulevard Help us kick off Gael Force 2012-2013 at Scooter's Pub! 6-8pm, beer, wine & appetizers! Bring your friends and family and learn what Gael Force is doing for our students and community!

december 20th // 4790 South Fort Apache Road Merry Christmas! Come to Third Thursday at Sago's Baja Tavern & Lounge and donate new socks and underwear for the clients at Matthew's Closet! A great cause from 6-8pm, complimentary beer, wine, & appetizers!

A big

THANK YOU to our

2011-2012 Third Thursday Sponsors!

gael gatherings

Gael Gatherings

• August 17 Athletic Training Center Open House • August 24 Our Lady of Good Counsel vs BGHS (ESPN2 6pm) • August 26 Gael Force Fall Mass & Brunch • August 28 Class Agent Night • September 1 St. Louis vs BGHS in Hawaii (Fox West) • September 8 Alumni Service Day at Three Square • September 14 Bergen Catholic vs BGHS (FOX 7pm) • September 20 Third Thursday at the Ranch House Kitchen at Town Square • September 28 - October 7 Fall Arts Festival • October 12 Homecoming • October 19 Bishop Gorman Golf Classic • November 15 Third Thursday at Scooter's Pub • November 18 Open House • December 14-15 Winter Music Extravaganza • December 20 Third Thursday at Sago's The Gael Gazette

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alumni spotlight

seven questions with

Jillian Bell '02 writer . actress . gorman gael

Jillian graduated from Bishop Gorman in 2002. As a student she was active all over campus, but especially shined in the theater world.Today she has written for many films and TV series, including Saturday Night Live, as well as acted in a variety of productions, like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Franklin & Bash. She has many talents, and plenty of humor to go around, check out what Jillian had to say when we asked her for an interview...

Q: So your ten year reunion is coming up, looking back, what were you like in high school? Just as funny as you are now? I feel like I was someone who socialized with a lot of different groups. Our class was pretty special, I never felt like there were cliques. I was definitely into the theater program. Also, I'm not sure if anyone would remember this but I was always weirdly attractive. Like really, really pretty. Q: What was your favorite part/teacher at Gorman? Why? I loved Improv Fridays. Every Friday in theater class we would play improvisation games for the entire period. I just remember trying to convince Ms.Talley that everyday was Friday.

Q:You were voted “most likely to become famous” your senior year… Did you know you were destined for fame? Always thought it would be in comedy? I've always wanted to make people laugh and I feel very lucky that I get to do that for a living. But to be honest, I'm still pretty upset about not getting "Coolest Hair". Q: What significant events led to your career in writing/television? As soon as I moved to L.A. I started taking classes at The Groundlings.They taught so much about sketch comedy and improv.Without that theater I probably wouldn't be where I am now. It was there where SNL came to scout and offered me a job as a writer. Q: What advice would you give to an aspiring writer/comedian/actor? Work at it everyday. Know that it's not an easy road but in the end it's worth it to be doing something you love.

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Q: What has been the best project you’ve worked on so far? I got to be in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie (The Master) and he's my favorite director. Everyday I got to watch actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix do what they do best. I just studied their every move.

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Movie? Clue Comedian? Will Ferrell If I wasn’t a writer/actress now I'd be: A jazz singer. But a really bad one 10 year reunion? I can't believe it's been 10 years!!!! Life motto? "Make em laugh." It's cheesy, but I love this song in Singin' in the Rain and it's my daily mantra. Food? Mexican Prom? James Wicks-Stephens'02. Best Prom date ever. Oh and I prank called our limo driver that night. Cocktail? Jameson and Ginger Embarrassing habit? I kiss my dog too much. Something you don’t know about me: I taught Mr. Goode how to do cartwheels. ....Ok, that's not true.

Q: What would you consider the moment that you realized you’ve made a name for yourself in the comedy world? I don't know that I've made a name for myself yet, but I have enjoyed every step of this weird journey. I love comedy.There's nothing like it. And each job I've been lucky enough to get, I really take it in and am extremely thankful. Although, I will NEVER be thankful for not getting "Coolest Hair."

Jillian, as Jillian Belk the office manager and boss' assistant on Comedy Central's Workaholics.

Taking on 11 Acres There is a lot happening on this campus when it comes to the expansion, but builder Chi Chi Bengochea '80, Gorman alum and owner of Bentar Development, has an update on the future of this construction site. On June 4th, we broke ground on 11 acres of land that makes up part of the north phase of the expansion. The dirt was graded and prepped for foundation prior to any other work on the construction site.The first priority was to relocate the employee parking lot. Nearly 140 spaces were ripped up to make room for new buildings. Storm drains, sewer and utility lines were then relocated to fit within the systems of the new building. The employee parking spaces were then moved near the site of the future lit practice field. Also added are 165 student parking spaces. Next came the prep work for the expansion of the Tiberti Commons. Dust walls have been added near the opening so that normal school operation can take place in August.This 14,000 square foot addition to the Commons will accommodate 750 students during lunch. Scheduled completion of the Commons expansion is spring 2013. In addition to the Commons, over 7,700 square feet of lecture hall space will be added. Much like the current lecture hall, these rooms will provide a college type atmosphere for students in the classroom. The classroom building will consist of ten traditional classrooms,

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two science labs, and two computer labs. A quadrangle, or central space on campus will be constructed with the classrooms. Concrete for the retaining wall around the practice field has been poured. Resurfacing and staining will take place soon after. Overall, with this north expansion, we are adding over 50,000 square feet of building space. The goal of this project is to keep the construction process as smooth of a transition for the students and staff as possible. These additions will provide us with the necessary space we need to accommodate 1,500 students while providing more gathering areas for the entire student body to use. The practice field will give the student athletes more space to perfect their game and the academic buildings will provide more opportunities for the students in the classrooms. July marked the completion of the Fertitta Athletic Training Center. We hope everyone will come out Friday, August 17th for the ATC Open House, which will kick-off with a varsity football scrimmage, followed by a BBQ and tours of the facility. Hope to see you there!

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roll call

1950s

Bobbi Rochelle Mc Daniel '81 earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. She is Director of TRIO/Upward Bound at Los Angeles Valley College and Founder/Director of the Sister Circle (sistercircleinc.com). Her daughter Taylor Imani Heath has completed her first year of college at USF.

Dorothy Wheeler '60, & Jim Buchanan '59, were married on April 14, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, in Grass Valley, CA. They met again on Facebook in 2010, after not having had any contact since 1962 and were reunited with many of the classmates at the 2010 Homecoming and the Class of '60 Reunion.

1960s

The Class of ’62 would like to invite Alumni--Friends & Families to cruise the blue seas, April 23-May 5, 2013 on a 14 night Cruise to Hawaii (r/t LA) on Princess Cruises – STAR PRINCESS. Contact Paula at Cruise Planner, (702)478-7480 or (877) 2357575. The Class of 1962 celebrated their 50th Reunion with a cruise to the Caribbean! Pictured: Front Row: Fr. Bill Kenny, Becky (Binion) Behnan, Karen (Worthen) Engle, Loretta Zahn, Marianne (Hicks) Kifer, Anne (Nelson) Mealiffe. Back Row: Jack Morgan, Joyce (Rasqui) Perata, Joyce (Horvat) Vestal, George Juillerat, and Skip Pike. After 11 years at BGHS as teacher, academic counselor and assistant principal, Clifford J. Klinkhammer '69 retired in 2007 and moved to the coast of Oregon & opened his XX IV 7 Art Studio in 2008. Cliff's art concentrates on abstract themes on glass, canvas & paper. You can see his work on Facebook! xxiv7artstudio@yahoo.com

1980s

James McGaughey III '89 is competing in the Ride 430 Challenge in October, 2012. It's 430-mile cycling event from Scottsdale, AZ to San Diego, CA to raise money for America's injured military service people. Donations pay for things not covered by the government, such as scholarships, and adaptive sports equipment for injured heroes, as well as mentoring for kids who've lost a parent in combat. Learn more at www.active.com/donate/ Ride430challenge/JAMES. James service in the US Marine Corps.

1990s

Michelle Bossy ’98 wed Douglas Coon on December 18, 2011, at the Pratt Mansions in New York City. Michelle is a theater director and producer for Primary Stages, an off-Broadway theater company. Her parents Lori (Catalano) Bossy ‘79 and Pedro Bossy ’76, Elizabeth Bossy ‘00, Stephanie Bossy ‘02, Leanne (Catalano) Grafiada ‘81 and Carlos Bossy ’77 attended the nuptials as well. Jason Parochniak ‘90 and Angela Rathburn ’90 were engaged on June 6, 2012 after re-uniting 2 years earlier at their 20 year reunion. They will be married on October 12, 2013. Jason works in Sales at Dell Computer and Angela is a Labor and Delivery RN. Nina Ghanem '92 and her husband, Russell Bandle welcomed their twins, Jackson and Sydney into their family on November 21, 2011.

Jesse Oakley III ’93 married Dana Lynn Wall on July 1, 2012 at the Henderson Convention Center in Henderson, Nevada. Jesse was recently promoted to Supervisor II Associate Materials Engineer for the Nevada Department of Transportation and is serving as the District 33 Governor for Toastmasters International. Dana is a Data Entry Analyst for Wyndham Vacation Resorts. They will be honeymooning in Orlando, Florida in August 2012.Surrounded by a large crowd of friends, family, and fellow Toastmasters, alumni from the wedding included George Gilbert ’80,Vince Illia '92 Vanessa (Shornick) Ward ’93, and Blaike Kohlmeyer ’93. Nicole Burda 98' and her husband Duston Pope celebrated the birth of their first child Haddie Margaret, on May 15th, 2012 in Livonia, MI.

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Justin Kaye '95 & his wife Jacalyn cheerfully welcomed their baby boy Kayson Charles Kaye into their family on April 30,2012.

2000s

Mathew R. Caldwell ‘05 has been living in Bogota, Colombia for three years, since graduating from Boston College in 2009. After working for a Colombian NGO in kidnapping prevention and rehabilitation of victims; the Justice Department of Transitional Justice in the area of victims' reparation policies; and for a contractor to USAID/US State Dept, Mathew has been admitted into the Masters of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Rob Zaebst ’01, married Elizabeth Rountree on September 2, 2011 in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Rob and his wife, Elizabeth live in Chicago, Ill. Rob is employed at TMP Worldwide as a Digital Media Strategist and Elizabeth is a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for Daiichi Sankyo. Stephanie Wollnick ‘04 married John Funk on May 5, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church. The reception took place at Tournament Player’s Club. Carrie Schofield ‘04 served as the bride’s Maid of Honor. The couple currently resides in Reno, NV where John is an attorney with the Gunderson Law Firm and Stephanie is a recent Boyd School of Law graduate. Jenny Guedry, ’08 was recently engaged to Will Patrick. They have set the wedding date for August 4, 2012.

Kimberly Flynn '01 married Captain Daniel O'Donnell of the United States Army. They were married on May 26, 2012 at St. Francis de Sales Church followed by a reception at the JW Marriott. Wedding party included Kelli Flynn '08, Debbie White Lindeman '01, Cayla Tyndall Schofield '01, and Ray Flynn '02. Kimberly and Daniel now live in Manhattan, KS.

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Ryan Pietranton ‘92 and wife Anne welcomed their baby boy Matthew, 7 lbs 2oz 19 inches on June 12, 2012.

Erandhi (Seneviratne) Hall ’01 graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine California with a Doctorate Degree on June 3rd in San Francisco. She has been accepted into the Family Medicine program at Regional Medical Center Downey, CA and is currently a first year resident there. She reside in Long Beach, CA with her husband Ryan Hall ’97, where he works for Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service. Maryanne Seneviratne ’08 graduated with high honors from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a degree in biology. Her goals is to obtain a doctorate in Dental Surgery with a graduate program in Periodontics. Maryanne would like to have a dental office of her own and a clinic offering free care for patients.

A gorman cheer legacy

The Marano Girls

For nearly 16 years, Karen Marano, mother of Marisa, Stacie, Lisa, and Geena, has attended every football game, basketball game, cheer camp and competition to watch her girls perform, support, and cheer on the Gorman community. With Geena's graduation this June, the Marano legacy of Gorman Cheer has come to a close. There have been many families with 2 or even 3 girls who cheered throughout their time at BG, but never 4 sisters! In a heartfelt letter of memories to the Gazette, about her time as a Gorman Cheer Mom, Karen said "We all had history together, stories to laugh about , memories of lots of good times watching our children grow into adults. That’s the true family and community spirit of Gorman". While a legacy might have paused for the Marano family,, and the girls have grown up, gone to college and are continuing into their adult lives, as we always say "Once a Gael - Always a Gael", and we'll always have great memories to share! Pictured: Lisa '04, Geena '12, Stacie '02, Marisa'00, & the four girls at Geena's graduation this June 2012.

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