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Fulbright Scholars Patrick Dunlap ’09 and Patrick Kramer ’09

Summer-Fall 2013

Contact the advancement office for tickets at 330.773.8620 or purchase online at Drawing is Nov. 1 at halftime of Hoban vs. Walsh Jesuit


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Cover Story: Two 2009 Hoban graduates were awarded Fulbright Scholarships in April. Patrick Dunlap, a 2013 graduate of St. Edward’s University, and Patrick Kramer, a 2013 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, have begun their work under the Fulbright Scholarship. (See page 15) Hoban Highlights magazine is published three times a year by Archbishop Hoban High School’s advancement office for alumni, parents and friends. Archbishop Hoban High School does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status in the administration of its policies and programs. Please send your comments to: or call 330.773.8620.

Dr. Todd R. Sweda President Dr. Mary Anne Beiting Principal Michael J. Del Medico ’73

Letter from the President


GAR & Diocese award grants


Class of 2013


More Academic Achievements


Athletic Achievements


Hoban News Nick Rozumny and Friends


Brothers of Holy Cross


60th Anniversary


Extravaganza 2014


In Memoriam


Executive Director of Advancement & Athletics

Jeff Stetz ’70 Director of Advancement Mary Anne DeCenzo Director of Publications, Publicity & Marketing

Alumni News

Photography by: Mary Anne DeCenzo, Brother Ken Haders, C.S.C., Micah Kraus, Lyons Photography-Andy Pfaff

Graduates investing in NE Ohio

Alumni Association Officers Richard Sestokas ’77 President Gary Horning ’76 Vice President Michele (Conrad) Sprungle ’76 Secretary Patty McIntyre ’78 Treasurer


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Two Fulbright Scholars


2008 grad serving in Peace Corps




Alumni Events


Archbishop Hoban High School Board of Directors 2013-14 CHAIRMAN William A. Scala ’71

James Burns

Margaret Mascio-Medzie

David Showers ’64

Owner, Summit Machine

Vice President, Development & Donor Engagement

President, Strausser Development

President, Kenmore Construction

Kim (Karson) Cole ’88

Akron Community Foundation

Joseph P. Siegferth ’70


Executive Director, University of Akron

Kenneth Orihel ’76

Executive Director, EdFocus Initiative

Alumni & College-Centered Programs

President, Akron Hardware

Vice President of Sales, House of LaRose

Judith Steiner-Krajewski

William H. Considine ’65

Derrick B. Owens ’89

Executive Vice President, First Merit Bank

SECRETARY Steven Dimengo ’79

President & CEO, Akron Children’s Hospital

Director of Government Affairs Western Telecommunications Alliance

Dr. Todd R. Sweda

Lisa Craine Vice President, Superior Staffing

James E. Peters

Richard C. Fedorovich ’70

Partner, Peters, Tschantz & Associates Inc.

CEO & Partner, Bober Markey Fedorovich

Dr. Kathleen Piker-King

Brother Chester Freel, C.S.C.

Chair, Department of Sociology

Share Holder, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP

TREASURER T. Mark Yakubowski Chief Financial Officer, House of LaRose

Rev. Michael Ausperk Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Dr. Mary Anne Beiting Principal, Archbishop Hoban High School

Provincial, Brothers of Holy Cross-Midwest Province

Jake Frego Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Stephen Hammersmith Partner, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP

University of Mount Union

Jeffrey Salamon

President, Archbishop Hoban High School

Directors Emeriti Alice Maher Luse ’76 Executive Director, American Heart Association

Philip H. Maynard ’60 Chairman, ASW Properties

Director of Marketing, Cub Cadet

Rev. Paul J. Rosing

MTD Products, Inc.

Pastor, Holy Family Parish

Richard Sestokas ’77 Archbishop Hoban Alumni President Akron Bearing Co.

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A Message from the President

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends, Since arriving on campus in July, I have had the honor of witnessing on a daily basis something students, staff, parents, alumni and alumni parents know all too well—Archbishop Hoban High School is an extraordinary place. For 60 years Hoban has maintained its fidelity to the sacred mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross to educate both the minds and hearts of each generation of students. I also realize what makes our mission at Hoban even more special is that we are part of a larger community of Holy Cross ministries, as well as part of a proud 178-year heritage.

} I am proud and humbled with every drive up Fifth Avenue to think of the ‘wonderful amount of good’ that happens on behalf of the young people entrusted to Archbishop Hoban, a shining example on the global map of the ‘greatness’ of the mission.


—Dr. Todd R. Sweda


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Our Holy Cross mission transcends Hoban in that it is flourishing throughout the United States and around the world. Holy Cross K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are engaging students in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas. The Congregation ministers in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines and Uganda. Indeed, our Holy Cross heritage is both national and international. And regardless of era or location, Holy Cross ministry has been both individual and communal, both traditional and contemporary. The impact has been formational as well as transformational. And while the core values of Holy Cross have stood the test of time and place, from coast to coast and continent to continent, we have the privilege of having this powerful legacy manifest itself each and every day—right here—on a proud hill in Akron, Ohio, where our community embraces faith, excellence, tradition, innovation, service and inclusiveness. Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, said: “With the eyes of faith, consider the greatness of your mission and the wonderful amount of good which you can accomplish.” I am proud and humbled with every drive up Fifth Avenue to think of the “wonderful amount of good” that happens on behalf of the young people entrusted to Archbishop Hoban, a shining example on the global map of the “greatness” of the mission. Yours in Holy Cross,

Todd R. Sweda, Ed.D. President

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School News

GAR Foundation awards Hoban School Excellence Grant


he GAR Foundation approved a grant of $50,000 to Hoban for the implementation of Read 180 and faculty professional development supporting the adoption of Ohio’s Learning Standards for 2013-14. The objective of the School Excellence Grant proposal is to improve the on-time completion of the ninth grade by students who begin Hoban in the lowest quartile of the freshman class. The Read 180 program plans to increase student achievement and the likelihood of students being college and career ready at graduation. The faculty professional development will encourage the teachers’ ability to revise the curriculum maps and assessment to align with the Ohio Learning Standards in order to improve student achievement. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated

by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. Traditionally, 99 percent of Hoban graduates enroll in a college program. With the new mandated standards, Hoban is being proactive in ensuring that each student meets success in achieving the requirements for college and career readiness. “Hoban has been working on the implementation of the Common Core and 21st Century skills,” Dr. Mary Anne Beiting said. “Our current school improvement plan’s student achievement goal seeks to increase the ability of students to read, interpret, analyze and

Diocese shares campaign monies

Dowed Field improvements include all-weather turf and track


oban is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Diocese of Cleveland’s Rooted in Faith-Forward in Hope campaign. The grant was awarded from the Catholic Education case component Expanding the Educational Landscape to provide assistance with technology, curriculum and capital improvements. Funding for this program is provided through the generosity of donors throughout the diocese who contributed to the campaign. The grant money has been used to support the Hoban Connected initiative begun in 2012 with the purchase of 20 Apple TVs to replace aging Smartboards, 30 iPad Mini units and five iPad 4 units for faculty. This will allow teachers to have the latest resources to research and explore the capabilities of cutting-edge devices.

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convey information. We seek to increase literacy in the traditional sense as well as in the technological literacy needed for 21st Century skills. The GAR Foundation has shifted its funding priorities to continue to fund high-quality, evidence-based programs that support children and families across the educational continuum, Cradle to Career. Consistent with GAR’s commitment to maximum community impact, the Foundation will continue to support all children in Summit County, but with added focus on low-income children.

Improvements were made to Dowed Field with new artificial turf installed that features the new Hoban “H.” The all-weather track was redone, a new long-jump pit and new goal posts were installed. The original all-weather track was dedicated in 1999 and the artificial turf was installed in 2003. All current improvements were made through the proceeds from Extravaganza 2013 and an anonymous donation. Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013


Class of 2013

Legacy of Class of 2013 Why this class will be remembered.


he Class of 2013 had a special aura about them. This class had school spirit that was inspiring. This class sought Christ through many retreats and then was Christ-like through hours of service on the streets of Akron as well as the backroads of Honduras. This class genuinely cared and supported each other. This class was accepting of others. This class planned projects and saw them through. This class strove for excellence in the classroom, in cocurriculars, in life. This class acted like family. This class led the way in collecting the most canned goods in the history of Hoban, as well as other fundraisers to help others. This class had hope and intergrity even in times of adversity. This class had zeal. This class understood and lived the Holy Cross core values. This is the Class of 2013. This is Hoban. Holy Cross Core Values Reliance on Divine Providence • Cultivation of the Heart as well as the Mind • Hope • Inclusiveness • Family • Option for the Poor • Discipline • Excellence • Integrity • Zeal

The Class of 2013 will be taking its talents to universities, colleges, workplaces and the military. The 199 seniors earned $15.8 million in scholarships and were accepted at 122 schools and military service. Popular disciplines and interests are biology, broadcast journalism, computer science, economics, education, engineering, finance, nursing, physics, pre-medicine and speech pathology. A sampling of schools they will be attending are the University of Akron, Boston Conservatory, Case Western Reserve University, University of Dayton, Harvard University, Miami University, the University of Mount Union, the University of North Carolina, Northeast Ohio Medical University, the University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University, St. Edward’s University and Walsh University. Anthony Burns has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, and Lexis Topoly plans to serve in the United States Air Force.


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Brother Ken gives final address to Class of 2013





1. Chazz James and Chloe Evans give a thumbs up on graduation day. 2. Molly Reilly, Kaitlyn Laughlin and Madison Petit hug outside the Akron Civic Theatre on May 26. 3. Phillip Brett, Adam Gray and Chase Parker have diplomas in hand as they prepare to take on the world. 4. Lauren Donatelli enjoys the embrace from her parents Erin and Anthony culminating four years of accomplishments. 5. Paul Gutbrod and Patrick Kern smile for pictures outside the Akron Civic Theatre on a beautiful day in May. 6. Osahar Latson, Lauren Whitehouse and Rachel Rodgers are all smiles following commencement exercises. 7. Mario Micale is a second generation Hoban graduate as he joins his mom, Barbara’80 and nearly 10,000 others as Hoban alumni. They are flanked by Mario’s dad, Fred and brother Anthony ’17.

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rother Kenneth Haders, as one of his final acts as president of Hoban, delivered the commencement speech to the Class of 2013. His message was simple. He asked them to be a special kind of adult. He asked them to be adults who are like children. “In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven,’” Brother Ken said. Among several focal points of his speech were: “Be like children. The world needs your unbridled enthusiasm for life for too many people are discouraged and downtrodden. “Be like children. The world needs your love, for too many are lonely and alone in a society where no one seems to care, and hate is accepted as normal or even righteous,” Brother Ken said. He encouraged the graduates to pray daily. “Let your God be with you every day through your prayer.” And he promised to pray for them and hoped that the graduates would use what they learned at Hoban to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of those around them. Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013



Anthony Burns appointed to U.S. Naval Academy


nthony Burns has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and has begun his military training. Burns was accepted into the Academy in December and received his Congressional Letter of Recommendation on Jan. 2. He was nominated by former Congresswoman Betty Sutton. It is unique that Burns was identified as a person the Naval Academy wanted based on his strong credentials before he received the recommendation. As a matter of protocol he needed that before his appointment. Burns fulfilled a life-long dream and certainly since he started at Hoban, when he reported to Annapolis for Plebe Summer on Induction Day, June 27 for six weeks of basic training. He arrived with little more than his running shoes, a flag and his phone–which was taken away for Plebe Summer. During this time, the plebes have no access to phones, computers, music or television. All

clothing and personal items were issued and packages were monitored. Burns was allowed to call his parents three times during this time.

Tony Burns dressed in his U.S. Naval “summer whites” with his mom Rosanne during Plebe Parents Weekend Aug. 9-11 in the Yard at Annapolis.

Plebe Summer, the Naval Academy’s version of boot camp, consists of marching, running and physical training beginning at 5:30 in the morning until 10 p.m. “Tony has survived,” his mother Rosanne Burns said. “It is extremely difficult but he has the temperment to handle it. He seems happy.” Jim and Rosanne visited their son Aug. 9-11 for Plebe Parent Weekend. They attended Mass on campus where Tony sings in the choir. Classes began Aug. 19. Burns plans to major in international politics and minor in Arabic and hopes to go into Naval Intelligence. He will declare his major in March.

2013 Msgr. Dowed winners announced

Micale awarded Murray Scholarship

Mario Micale (right) received the 2013 Richard D. Murray ’70 M.D. Christian Living Scholarship. Presenting the award to Micale was Dr. Dan Cevasco ’70 and Dr. Murray’s son, Michael Murray.


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The Monsignor Dowed School Spirit Award is the highest honor bestowed by Hoban. Recipients for 2013 were announced at Honor Night May 19. Pictured are sophomore Kaela Long, junior Leah Sadinski, senior Mario Micale and freshman Rebecca Weiss. Since 1960, this award has been presented to one student from each class each year. It is considered the highest award given to a Hoban student. Students are selected who exemplify the ideals of Christian service, leadership and spirit and are reviewed for their contributions of time, effort and talent for the Hoban community and in activities associated with Hoban. A plaque bearing the names of all Dowed winners is displayed in the central office.

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Academic Hall of Honor

Class of 2013 top 25

The Hoban board of directors instituted the Academic Hall of Honor in 1991 to recognize outstanding academic achievement. A student must attend Hoban for four years, maintain a 3.8 GPA and score in the 98th percentile on the SAT or ACT. The Academic Hall of Honor is located outside the Holy Cross Room. This year’s inductees are (front, left) Lauren Whitehouse, Stephanie Surblis, Anna Marie Baumhoer, Katherine Geary, Kaitlyn Stepanek, James Axson, Andrew Udovich, James Martter, Anthony Burns and Samuel Smartnick.

The Class of 2013 had many outstanding students. The top 25 academically based on their GPA are (in order of rank) Andrew Udovich, Matthew Onders, Samuel Smartnick, Megan Kudlac, James Axson, Anthony Burns, Anna Marie Baumhoer, James Monsour, Paul Gutbrod, Allison Griffith, Lauren Whitehouse, Kaitlyn Stepanek, Connor McLeod, Molly Reilly, Katherine Geary, Elise Delagrange, Delaney Roulett, Katelyn Walpole, Daniel McKeon, Stephanie Surblis, James Ciotola, Alessandra Dickos, Caitlin Laughlin, Drew Lakos and James Martter.

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Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Optimist Award

class Principal’s Leadership Award Andrew Udovich & Matthew Onders

Knights of Columbus Manhood & Womanhood

Paul Gutbrod & Anna Marie Baumhoer

Akron Beacon Journal Star Students • Matthew Onders • Andrew Udovich

The Principal’s Leadership Award is given to a senior who has displayed outstanding leadership for the school. Allie Griffith served as president of the Class of 2013 all four years, was the feature editor of the Visor, three-year letter winner in soccer, four-year letter winner in basketball and track and field. She was a basketball team captain two years. Class of 2013 |

The Plain Dealer Senior Standout • Andrew Udovich Andrew Udovich & Kaitlyn Stepanek

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academic achievements 2012-13

Advanced placement test results The College Board, which administers the Advanced Placement Examinations, recognized 33 Hoban students in 2013 based on the results of the AP tests. (The average score for the 33 Hoban scholars on all tests was 3.80.) AP Scholars with Distinction Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. (The average score of these Hoban AP Scholars with Distinction was 4.32.) AP scholars with Distinction are James Axson, Anthony Burns, Matthew Onders, Rachel Rodgers, Andrew Udovich and Lauren Whitehouse. AP Scholars with Honor Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. (The average score of these Hoban AP Scholars with Honor was 3.68.) AP Scholars with Honor are Gina M. Frisone, Samuel Hyde, Alan Jankowski, Megan Kudlac, William Lawrence, Joseph McBride, Daniel McKeon, Samuel Smartnik and Stephanie Surblis. AP Scholars Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. (The average score of these Hoban AP Scholars was 3.57.) Hoban’s AP Scholars are Malinda Baer, Anna Baumhoer, Timothy Brennan, Sylvia Chris, Elise Delagrange, Emma Fobean, Katherine Geary, Daniel Lloyd, Brian McMahon, Matt Rossi, Tristian Rothenbuecher, Kristin Sanchez, Jonathan Sapp, Holly Sargent, Susan Stalter, Kaitlyn Stepanek, Ellen Ulinski and Katelyn Walpole. AP classes help students acquire the skills and habits needed to be successful in college. They help students improve writing skills, sharpen problem-solving abilities and develop time management


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skills, discipline and study habits. More than 90 percent of four-year colleges in in the United States and more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. NMSC 2013 recognizes eight seniors Hoban had four finalists and four commended students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship competition. The semifinalists were Tony Burns, Matthew Onders, Sam Smartnick and Lauren Whitehouse. Hoban’s commended students were Katherine Geary, James Martter, Kristen Sanchez and Andrew Udovich. Sanchez was also selected as a scholar in the 2012-13 National Hispanic Recognition Program. Mock trial sends 2 teams to state, with top 4 and top 8 finishes Hoban had two teams qualify for the the Ohio Mock Trial state tournament in March. Team Kagan, the regional champion, made it into the final four of the state tournament in Columbus. Team Powell advanced as far as the final eight. At districts, Hoban won 13 of 20 possible awards. Service hours top 26,000 Hoban students amassed over 26,000 Christian service hours for the 201213 school year, answering the call to

reach out to others. There are many stories to be told this year of incredible experiences at the places students served. Ventures included traveling to India, Glenmary Farm in Kentucky, summer service retreats in Medina and in Akron, thousands of hours at local hospitals and nursing home facilities, tutoring disadvantaged youth and working with the differently-abled. The number of hours continues to grow as students realize that the importance of service goes beyond the logging of hours. Even now students continue to serve at different agencies. Hoban students have come through again this year. Whether it is collecting the greatest amount of canned goods ever at Hoban with over 55,000 collected or reaching out in service with over 26,000 hours amassed, Hoban students have answered the call to “Serve Wholeheartedly.” Students recognized for service Senior Annissa Coley was honored in three different events for her volunteer work with inner-city youth at the Boys & Girls Club. She was chosen as one of the honored youths by Akron Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic and the National & Global Youth Service Day Committee. The event was April 23. She is also being honored at the United Way Volunteer Celebration on April 23. Thirdly, she was being recognized at the Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition event at the Boys & Girls Club on April 25. She has chosen to become a teacher because of her volunteer effort and is planning to continue to volunteer while in college, choosing her college so she can still volunteer at the Akron club. She surpassed the hours needed to again receive the Blessed Basil Moreau Service Award. Senior Anthony Burns received a Youth Award from the Catholic Commission of Summit County. Burns was recognized for his service at the South Street Ministries and the Catholic Worker’s Peter Maurin Center. Academic Achievements |

Students show generous spirit Students collected a record 55,055 units of nonperishable food for the hungry in this year’s canned food drive. Students raised over $12,000 for Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh through student council’s annual fund-raising drive, Banglabash. The drive culminated with the faculty-student basketball game. Holocaust art awards Seven Hoban students received awards for their artwork at the annual City of Akron Holocaust Commemoration Arts & Writing Awards Ceremony April 9. Seniors Russell Bolender, Caroline Brower, Alexandra Diestel, Meghan Donohue and Sara Howard and juniors Alyssa Younes and Bridget Walker were honored at the ceremony for their exceptional work. At the ceremony Barbara Turkletaub, a Holocaust survivor, shared firsthand accounts of what it was like to live through such a devastating experience. Sophomore unveils mural on diversity in Foley Commons Junior Tess Powers installed a mural in Foley Commons in May. It is a digital illustration featuring the diverse culture and community of Hoban. She included images related to academics, service, cocurriculars and athletics. The text on the mural, “We Celebrate Our Diversity,” is taken from Hoban’s mission statement. Also included on the mural is a QR code, which when photographed will link to a research paper Powers wrote about famous muralists. Senior studies in Russia Senior Susan Stalter studied Russian in Russia this summer. Stalter won a U.S. Department of State NSLI-Y scholarship, one of approximately 625 awarded. The scholarship, from the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, enabled her to study in Russia this summer. All costs, including travel, educational and cultural activities, Academic Achievements |

tuition, meals and accommodations with a host family, were covered. As a participant, Stalter served as a citizendiplomat while developing the skills necessary to be a leader in the global community. Hoban students can earn college credit in dual credit program Hoban has entered into a partnership with St. Louis University to enable qualified juniors and seniors to take courses at Hoban for both high school and college credit beginning in the 2013-14 school year. The courses will be taught by Hoban faculty members, and college credit will be issued by St. Louis University’s 1818 Advanced College Credit Program. The dual credit program will be a valuable addition to Hoban’s existing rigorous academic curriculum. It will allow Hoban to continue in the Holy Cross tradition of excellence in education, preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century. Archaeology students gain realworld experience at Mt. Vernon Hoban archaeology students and their teacher, Jason Anderson, visited the George Washington estate at Mount Vernon, Va., to get their hands dirty with Mount Vernon archaeologists April 25-26. Anderson is the George Washington Ohio Teaching Ambassador. The visit represented the culmination of a semester-long class in which students read about and were tested on archaeology around the world as far back in time as ancient Egypt. What really brought the class to life for the students, however, was that Anderson and Mount Vernon’s archaeologists worked very closely to craft a project based on real-time, real-world archaeology. Through a series of early morning Skype sessions, PowerPoints, videos and written assignments, Luke Pecoraro, Karen Price and Leah Stricker introduced the Hoban seniors to the nuts and bolts of how historical archaeology gets done.

Talented Teachers Science teacher attends space program in Berkley this summer Science teacher Diane Vrobel participated in the MAVEN Educator Ambassador project in Berkley, Calif., last summer. The national project focused on topics fundamental to space science. It provided inspiring material on magnetism and spectroscopy for middle and high school students. The project relied on a train-the-trainer approach: MAVEN personnel train teachers in the project, and those teachers go on to train a second tier of teachers. Vrobel teaches earth science, environmental science, astronomy and conceptual chemistry at Hoban. Religious studies teacher bicycles cross country for housing ministry Nate Stroempl, a religious studies teacher at Hoban, biked from Savannah, Ga., to Vancouver, B.C., in a ride benfiting the Fuller Center for Housing. His fundraising goal was $3,700; the group’s goal is $900,000. “Since I now have summers off as a teacher, I had the chance to fulfill one of my childhood dreams of biking across the United States,” Stroempl said. “But I was also excited to be doing this for a great cause. We literally started with our back wheels in the Atlantic Ocean and ended with our front wheels in the Pacific Ocean.” The ride ran from June 7 to Aug. 11. The Fuller Center for Housing is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. University of Akron recognizes Rob Yanko ’66 with award Each year the University of Akron Honors College chooses two high school teachers from those nominated by graduating seniors to honor with a special award: the Most Influential High School Teacher award. Based on the nomination of Patrick Rooney ’08, Hoban’s Rob Yanko received the award May 10 at a ceremony at the Quaker Square Station in downtown Akron.

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Nick Rozumny serves up the best of concession food Stand built in 2005 “as beautiful.” Nick was a supervisor in the Twinsburg Chrysler plant in the 1970s when Brother Joseph Fox, thenmoderator of the Associates, asked Nick if he would run the concession stand for him. His oldest son, Nick ’77 had just started at Hoban and Nick thought he could help the school a little. Little did he know that he would hang around long enough for his grandson (Brian ’16) to bring his high school friends around to get popcorn from his grandpa. Nick and his wife Mary spent 10 years as Hoban parents watching their three sons Nick, Stephen ’81 and Rodney ’83 play football. “It was a good way to help while watching the games.” Mary, “the best cook in the world,” cooks at all of the home games and makes sure Nick is well-fed on game day with her Ukranian-Croation dishes. The concession stand is open for all home football, basketball, volleyball, CYO and PeeWee football games and soccer and lacrosse matches. He opens the stands up to 100 times a year. Nick retired from his day job in 1987 and has devoted much of his retirement to feeding the Hoban fans and guests. On a typical football game day, Nick starts at 8 a.m. and prepares the pretzels, hamburgers and hotdogs. He picks up the buns. By 10 a.m. he and Mario Zadra start popping the popcorn and getting the cheese ready for the nachos. Nick heads home to grab a bite to eat with Mary, and then they return for the game. Before leaving Hoban around 11 p.m. he loads the coolers for the juniorvarsity game the next morning. On off days he waits for deliveries sometimes for several hours. He The Hoban band uniforms were just one of the many projects the Associates appreciates the Hoban of St. Joseph have undertaken with the proceeds from concession stand maintenance crew for sales. A group of faithful former parents make up the Associates.


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ick Rozumny can’t even venture to guess how many suckers he has sold. Or the ever-popular 100 percent beef hot dog. Or how many boxes of popcorn. But he does know that he has served thousands of customers in his more than 40 years as manager of the Hoban concession stands. Ordering the supplies, cooking and roasting the food, popping the popcorn, managing the budget, paying the bills, taking care of the equipment and accepting the deliveries has been Nick’s life and passion through a number of sports seasons and most certainly countless fans. Nicklore has it that he scheduled knee surgery around a sports season. “I’ve tried to run it like a business,” Nick said. “And I try to treat each customer alike.” But Nick hasn’t done it alone. He has had a group of faithful volunteers from the Associates of St. Joseph who through the years have stuck with him on cold rainy game nights, sweltering packed gyms and a cubicle for a concession stand at Dowed Field. “Before the new concession stand was built down at Dowed Field, we would have five to six people in a 10 by 12 foot concession stand,” Nick chuckled. “It was close.” He describes the Associates of St. Joseph Concession


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Nick Rozumny has been serving up hot dogs and popcorn for over 40 years to the Hoban faithful.

helping to unload for him. Each year the Associates are given a project that they work on for the school. “The workers like to know what they are working for,” Nick said. The Associates of St. Joseph began at Hoban in the early ’60s with Brother Paul Kelly as the moderator. He encouraged the Associates to take over the concession stand to make money. Through the dedicated service of the Associates, this group has tackled many projects over the years. From redoing the CYO building with offices, to carpeting in classrooms, to trophy cases around the building, to the Peace Pole, to campus ministry trips and band uniforms, to monetary donations to the Endowment Fund for scholarships and capital campaigns along the way—the Associates have played an integral part in the success of Hoban. Most members no longer have children or even grandchildren at the school. They—like Nick—just want to give back to a school that gave their kids a great education and for each of them lifelong friendships. It is always a risk to name the faithful workers, those living and deceased, who have served the mission of the school as they welcome others in the hospitality of Christ. Anyone is welcome to join the Associates. They meet six times a year. It is a great way to stay involved at Hoban. Feature Story |

Congregation of Holy Cross celebrates jubilarians


leven members of the Midwest Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrated jubilees of religious profession June 22. Brother Robert Livernois, an associate principal at Hoban, marked his 40th anniversary of first vows. Among the jubilarians were two brothers who have previously served at Hoban, Brothers Donald Morgan and Henry Skitzki (50 years each). Brother Robert Livernois grew up on a dairy farm in Anchorville, Mich. After graduating from high school, Livernois attended Holy Cross College for two years before entering the Congregation of Holy Cross Novitiate in Bennington, Ver. He continued Brother Robert Livernois his education at Indiana University at South Bend, earning a degree in social studies.

Brother Bob has served at LeMans Academy, Rolling Prairie, Ind; Gabriel Richard High School, Riverview Mich.; St. Joseph High School, South Bend, Ind.; Catholic Central High School (principal), Monroe, Mich. and Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Ind. Brother Bob has master’s degrees in guidance and counseling and school administration. He recently served as Social Studies chair at St. Edward High School before moving to Akron in 2012 as associate principal at Hoban. His passion for 40 years has been to work to promote student leadership. Brother Donald Morgan was born in Beaverdam, Wis., in 1933. Marking 50 years as a professed Religious of Holy Cross, Brother Donald has devoted quality time and energy to several forms of ministry. He taught at Hoban, and Catholic Central, Monroe, Mich, and Holy Cross High School, River Grove, Ill. He also has assisted in the treasurer’s office at the province center at Notre Dame, Ind., and at Holy Trinity High School, in Chicago. He served on

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the staff of St. Edward High School in Lakewood for over ten years, then moved to Notre Dame to continue to assist at Columba Hall. On three occasions he spent time assisting either his own or another brother’s family in a ministry of care and presence. His pastoral experience and his generous, prayerful personality was a gift to those in need. “I am so happy and privileged to have been called by God to be a Brother of Holy Cross,” Brother Donald said. Brother Henry Skitzki was born in Cleveland. During his 50 years as a brother he has been known primarily as a skillful chef. He has held food service positions at Hoban, Gilmour Academy, Chatsworth, California and at Moreau Seminary and Columba Hall at Notre Dame. His goal was to serve meals that were attractive but still economical. Brother Henry in his later years helped Vietnamese Boat People, teaching them urban survival skills. He currently lives at Holy Cross Village in South Bend and offers gourmet cooking classes to seniors.

Brother Ken Haders accepts position at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis

Brother Donard oldest Midwest member

Brother Kenneth Haders, has accepted the position of Vice President for Mission Integration at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind. His primary responsibility is putting a focus and an emphasis on the mission and on being more authentically Holy Cross. The brothers had ceased affliation with the school in the early ’70s due to declining enrollment. In Sept. 2011, Cathedral announced a formal reaffliation with Brothers of Holy Cross. Brother Ken’s new address is: 5353 E. 56th St. Indianapolis, IN 46226

Brother Donard Steffes moved to Columba Hall in August to begin the new stage of his life at age 98. Brother Donard, who has lived at St. Joseph Hall at St. Edward’s University, Austin Texas for many years, is in good health. He is the oldest brother in the Midwest Province. Brother Donard celebrated 75 years as a Brother of Holy Cross in 2012. He taught physics, electronics and photography at Hoban in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and traveled with students on Boundary Waters trips in Minnesota. He coached swimming into his ’80s at St. Edward’s University.

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Brother Ken meeting with Father Tom McCann ’59 at a farewell reception for him in June. To view a limited edition farewell booklet go to About Hoban-Publications at Copies are available through the advancement office.

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Akron BMF accounting firm expands into Cleveland Relationships. People. Character. Integrity.


hese are what Rick Fedorovich ’70 is most thankful for when he views his successful business career at Bober Markey Fedorovich. And because these are also strong beliefs within the BMF accounting firm, this highly respected and successful Akron firm has been considering an expansion of operations into the Cleveland market for some time. Since its founding in 1959, BMF has had a strong commitment to providing high-level professional services of accounting, audit, tax, litigation support and business advisory to family-held and closely held businesses in Northeast Ohio. With significant clients in Lorain, Cuyahoga and Geauga counties, it made sense to develop those relationships and become tangibly involved in the Cleveland community. As the managing partner and CEO of BMF since 1996, Fedorovich and his partners realized good potential existed in the Cleveland market and became involved within the Cleveland community.

The firm has nearly 80 employees who provide expert services to clients from a variety of industries, many with multistate and global operations. Fedorovich didn’t always see accounting to be his future. Influenced by Brother Ed Libbers, he thought chemistry would be his career choice. Once at The University of Akron, Fedorovich realized it wasn’t for him and was encouraged to move to accounting by family friends. Although tough at first, through hard work, Fedorovich earned straight As his second year and eventually graduated with honors. After a short stint with a Big Eight firm in Cleveland, Fedorovich returned to Akron to work for Bober Markey, making partner in 1982. Relationships. People. Character. Integrity. This work ethic instilled by his parents has helped Fedorovich manage the expansion of a highly successful accounting firm.

Alumni making NE Ohio home.

Stories by Mary Anne DeCenzo

Hoban has nearly 10,000 alumni Rick Fedorovich ’70 helped manage the expansion of the accounting firm of Bober Markey Fedorovich to its Cleveland location. Fedorovich serves on Hoban’s Board of Directors.

“We are a firm where the partners retain an active involvement with each client,” Fedorovich said. “It was a belief of our founder Stanley Bober, and I believe it sets us apart from other firms.” To be successful in Cleveland meant becoming involved and supporting this Northeast Ohio community, much like the firm has done with the Akron community. Bober Markey Fedorvich has a long-standing commitment to community through charitable contributions, volunteerism and civic leadership. Currently, the partners and staff of BMF serve more than 70 local organizations—several of these under executive leadership of BMF’s personnel.


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making a difference all over the

world. Yet, the vast majority have

chosen to stay close to home. We feature three Northeast Ohio

businesses that have flourished and are growing under the

watchful eyes of Hoban alumni. Alumni Making a Difference |

Zehner’s Service Center earns trust of Akron motorists


ehner’s Service Center has gone retro. Since 1946, the “Zehner boys” have earned the trust of thousands of Akron motorists. The business was started by the father of Ernie ’65 and Mark ’73 Zehner. Their cousin, Paul Zehner ’70, rounds out the team. The automotive repair center has steadily grown at its Massillon Road location from a two-bay Sohio operation to a retro ’50s facelift in 2012. The center has 12 full-time mechanics, with Ernie, Mark and Paul working side-by-side each day bringing years of experience to satisfy the customer. “We turn wrenches just like the other mechanics,” Paul said. “We see where a mechanic excels at certain things and we try to match him up with his skills.” Throughout the years a number of Zehner family members and Hoban graduates worked at the center to earn money for Hoban tuition. Bob Zehner ’59 still enjoys working at the family business, picking up parts and dropping off customers at home or work while their cars are being serviced. In 2001, Zehner’s opened a full-service car wash at I-77 and Arlington. The tunnel type car wash is touchless, with employees giving cars the final gentle touch. The growth of the company has been a steady progression. The company expanded in 1980 and 1990 with the addition of more service bays. In 2012 came a major facelift with a

new waiting room, office and lunchroom. The clean, white appearance of the front of the building reflects the cleanliness of the area where autos are serviced. On average, Zehner’s handles 60 vehicles a day. “Even in rough economic times, we have done well,” Paul said. “Our goal is to turn out each job in one day.”

Mark ’73, Ernie ’65 and Paul ’70 Zehner stand in front of the newly remodeled front of Zehner’s Service Center, a family-owned business since 1946. The Zehners have served thousands of Akron-area motorists with trustworthy workmanship of car repairs and service.

Alumna to open second center serving those who grieve


ince the first client received counseling from the professional staff at Kelly’s Grief Center in Kent following the loss of a loved one in 2008, the need for such a facility has grown in Northeast Ohio. The center has outgrown its space at the Counseling for Wellness LLP and plans to open a second location at Acorn Alley in Downtown Kent by Spring 2014. Kelly’s Grief Center was born out of the tragic sudden death of Kelly Reeves at the age of 16 months. Her parents, Cathy (Keller ’80) and Bob, along with brothers Joey ’12 and Nick ’16 benefited from counseling Cathy Reeves ’80 stands in front of the following Kelly’s death. building at Acorn Alley in Kent where she In 2007 the Kelly plans to open a second Kelly’s Grief Center to Reeves Memorial handle the ever-increasing need in this area. Alumni Making a Difference |

Foundation was set up in memory of Kelly. Through fundraisers, the foundation raises money to provide support and counseling by licensed clinical counselors for adults, teens and children grieving the loss of a loved one. “Over 50 families are helped each year at the center,” Reeves said. “Our current location couldn’t offer enough space for individual and group therapy sessions, which work well for younger kids.” Reeves approached the Burbick Foundation, which has taken an active role in the revitalization of downtown Kent. Ron and Joan Burbick believed in what Cathy and Bob Reeves are doing for the community and made a sizeable contribution to the Kelly Reeves Memorial Foundation to help start a second location. Construction is under way at the new location, which will provide three offices and a conference room for group sessions. “The need is so great. So many of these children have lost parents or siblings,” Reeves said. “Insurance only covers so many visits and the copay can really add up for a family. “Kelly’s Grief Center is a place where people can feel safe and get professional help. The (Kelly Reeves Memorial) Foundation will help families who don’t have insurance or can’t afford the copay, ” Reeves said. A death of loved one is stressful enough. Now Northeast Ohio families have a place close to home where they can get professional help as they work through their grief. Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013


Passion to help orphans survive and thrive drives alumna


hen Erin Clark ’08 graduated from Walsh University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and before she started work in the Intensive Care Unit at the Cleveland Clinic, she decided another trip to Africa would be a good use of her time. She had been to Africa twice on mission trips while in college. Clark chose to volunteer for three weeks at an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. It was here that she and her cousin, Amanda Clark, a 2009 graduate of Tallmadge, met 94 orphans living in extreme African poverty. The children live at Estel Children’s Centre, which is nothing more than a space in an alley with no windows and only a partial roof with six children to a torn dirty mattress on the floor and barely enough food to keep them fed. The babies sat in their own excrement because there aren’t any diapers. “Just because they were born there, their lives will be different,” Clark said. “They were getting by in life and were happy but only because they don’t know any better.” Clark and her many talented friends decided to start a nonprofit organization that would help these children and hopefully in the future help others. In a very short time this startup group has created a lot of energy, funds and hope.

a more sanitary and spacious living area. It is our goal to help make this orphanage independent and self-sufficient through farming and gardening.” In November Clark went back to Kenya and met with a contractor and had rough blueprints drawn. She found land that was available and accessible to the town. Back home she and the l.i.n.c. group organized fundraisers from Facebook events to golf outings and have raised over $30,000. The goal is to raise $1 million to fully fund the construction of the new orphanage. Clark has had a passion for helping others that was nurtured at Hoban when she helped at CYO’s SumFun Camp and JAM. Her passion shows in her day-job at the clinic and and her lifejob of bringing hope to others. “I find it frustrating that kids have to live like this,” Clark said. “Through our efforts, we strive to restore hope among the kids and employees of Estel Children’s Centre.”

Graduates are taking on the world.

Stories by Mary Anne DeCenzo

With college diploma in hand,


The philosophy of l.i.n.c., which stands for love in neglected communities, ( is that every child deserves the chance to live, love and thrive. That is why l.i.n.c. plans to build a new home for the 94 children of Estel Children’s Centre. Five years ago children found on the streets of Nairobi were brought to Estel Children’s Centre. The orphanage is soley supported by generous Kenyans and staffed by a handful of workers. Most of the cleaning and cooking is done by the 15-year-old orphans, which prevents them from focusing on education and bettering themselves. “Our mission is for these children not just to survive but to thrive,” Clark said. “Our fundraising efforts will be focused on purchasing land outside of the city and building them a new home. We wish to improve the health of the children through Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013

these recent graduates on the

next three pages are doing some amazing work at home and

abroad. With the competence to see and the courage to act, four Hoban alumni are making a difference in our world.

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Fulbright scholarships go to two Hoban graduates with Holy Cross ties


hen a college or university receives news that a graduating senior has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship it is considered newsworthy. Imagine the pride of a high school when it learns that two of its graduates are recognized in the same year. Patrick Dunlap and Patrick Kramer, Hoban classmates from the Class of 2009, learned in April they were awarded Fulbright Scholarships to work abroad in the fall in their field of study. Both students are graduates of Holy Cross universities. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of partner countries around the world. Patrick Dunlap Dunlap graduated from St. Edward’s University in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in global studies. He was awarded an English teaching assistantship in Kosovo. “I chose to apply for the position in Kosovo because I am interested in pursuing further education and research in postwar recovery studies,” Dunlap said. “While I’m in Kosovo I’ll assist in teaching Patrick Dunlap ’09 English. I’ll also be required to implement a project of my own. My proposal is to start a hiking/camping/ geography club for the school that I’ll be working at. I also hope to conduct some

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independent research on postwar cultural transformations.” While at St. Ed’s, Dunlap worked as an intern for the Cultural Foundations Programs as well as in the Health and Counseling Center. He also participated in Alternative Spring Break, played intramural volleyball, and studied abroad in Gulu, Uganda, studying Post-Conflict Transformation. “My plans following the Fulbright experience are still to be determined. I’m currently looking at graduate school programs and the top of my list is the University of York for a master’s of Post War Recovery Studies,” Dunlap said. Patrick Kramer Kramer graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a theology minor. He has been assigned to Singapore at the National University of Singapore. Kramer received a grant that is specifically for research. He will do chemistry research in the lab of Professor Thorsten Wohland. “I chose the country for two reasons,” Kramer said. “First, Prof. Wohland’s lab does research very similar to undergraduate research I did at Notre Dame under Prof. Bradley D. Smith. I synthesized fluorescent probes for a variety of imaging projects. “Second, I was born in Singapore but only lived there for a year before returning to the States, so I had a strong desire to return and explore my roots.” Kramer will work for one year as an organic chemist in Wohland’s laboratory. The lab studies the virus that causes dengue fever. “The project looks at dengue virus dynamics with fluorescent protein

labeling. My job will be to synthesize fluorescent dyes that can selectively bind to viral molecules and the proteins it makes. Using special imaging techniques, we can then trace the movements of these proteins on a nanometer scale and quantitatively map changes in the virus’ shape. This can provide information for other researchers to make drugs that can block the mechanism of action of the virus,” Kramer said. Kramer walked on to Notre Dame’s varsity football team as a freshman and served as a backup punter for the 2009 team Patrick Kramer ’09 under Charlie Weis. He also was involved with Camp Kesem, a camp for the children of cancer patients, and Special Friends, a local autism mentoring program. Kramer was involved with Sorin Scholars, a scholarly engagement and research-focuses group of undergraduates. Kramer plans to matriculate to medical school in 2014, with a biomedical research focus. Both the University of Notre Dame and St. Edward’s University, like Hoban, are Holy Cross schools. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education. The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants the opportunity to study, teach or conduct research in each others’ countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 8,000 competitive, merit-based grants are awarded annually. Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013


2007 grad serving in Peace Corps making a difference



ometimes good comes to those who wait. For Amy Solsman, Class of 2007, the wait to be accepted and sent to her Peace Corps assignment seemed like an eternity. But when Amy, along with 44 other Americans, landed in Johnanesburg, South Africa, on July 12, 2012, to begin a 26-month Peace Corps adventure, she realized it was worth the wait and she has never looked back. Amy’s application was accepted in May, 2011, and she was scheduled to leave in October. Due to budget cuts the departure date was delayed nearly a year. Without a real job or destination, she ended up back home with her parents, Randy (Hoban Science Chairman) and Mary Lou Solsman. Not what she had planned. Yet she found this unexpected year living at home turned out to be one of her favorites and prepared her even more fully for her life in the Peace Corps. Amy became closer to her parents, spent time with her sister, reconnected with grade school friends, conquered some fears, took up hiking and volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club. “I realized who I wanted to be,” Amy said. “I am striving to be a positive role model for girls, offering a caring and compassionate support system for those who don’t have one. “Some people have told me I could do all of these things within the United States, and they are right. But what fun would that be? I decided to leave all my friends, family and comforts to move to rural South Africa to live at the economic level of those I would be serving. I am excited to become a part of Amy Solsman ’07 with a group of her learners. Amy a community and is serving in the Peace Corps until Sept. 2014. to make a positive difference in the world,” Amy said. The economic level in KwaZulu-Natal, near Ixopo, is far from what Americans are accustomed to. Amy learned to bathe in a bucket, handwash clothes, travel 25 miles to the nearest grocery store and build a fire. She found her school had large and overcrowded classrooms with no electricity or heat and students (called learners) performing well below the national level in basic math skills. Learners are subjected to corporal punishment—something Amy struggles with and is trying to change at her school. Amy has quickly become immersed in the Zulu culture and has fallen in love with her host family and her village people. Her host sister chose “Nonjabulo” for Amy’s African name. It means happiness, excitement and joy. She chose it because Amy smiles a lot. “It’s really quite an experience to witness Africans singing,” Amy said. “They seem to sing from their souls. The songs Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013

sound so beautiful and so full. Everybody gets up to clap and dance along, including me. I am determined to find my rhythm in Africa.” Amy found she loved the Zulu culture so much she wanted share it with family. When Hoban classes finished in June, her dad, a chemistry and physics teacher, traveled 30 hours to get to South Amy Solsman ’07 with her dad Africa and see his daughter in Randy in KwaZulu, South Africa. action—teaching math to fifth graders, instructing her learners on how to brush teeth and raising awareness of HIV where 60 percent of the population is affected. Through medication most people are in remission. Randy was unique among the learners since there are very few males. Children are raised by “go-gos” (grandmothers) while mothers work for white families as domestic help in the city 4050 miles away. He found the Zulu people to be very friendly and happy even though they are quite poor. “They are a community-based, very sharing kind of people. And they take great pride in being clean,” Randy said. “The teachers, who lived through Apartheid, aren’t working necessarily for a paycheck. They want the learners to learn. They want to give them a better life.” During his three-week visit, Randy shared ideas with the teachers and helped the students with science and math. “As every teacher knows, the first year is the hardest. For the first time ever you are asking the kids to respect you, instead of fear you,” Amy said. “The first six weeks were by far the worst. I struggled every day to communicate with my students and to establish a basic classroom management plan. Transitioning the learners from a corporal punishment mindset to no corporal punishment wasn’t easy. It’s not over yet, but it’s getting easier. Of course, they eventually realized there are still consequences for their actions.” To help the students get better at math, Amy spent extra time working with her learners. Student scores increased 10 percent between pretest and posttest scores. Now they ask for homework. “They really are trying to learn. I am in love with my learners,” Amy said. “I faced many challenges, both personal and professional, and at the same time made some of the best memories of my service. “I’ve lived a very blessed life. I’ve had supporting parents, teachers, coaches, neighbors and friends my entire life. I’ve never had to go without,” Amy said. “And while I can’t provide the monetary necessities to those in need, I want to try to give other children a support system similar to what I grew up with. Through my interactions with my fellow teachers, students and other community members, I hope that more children will grow up with the support they deserve.” Alumni Making a Difference|


athletic achievements 2012-13

Athletes shine in classroom and in media outlets Allie Griffith named 2013 Scholar Athlete by Akron Beacon Journal

Akron Beacon Journal 2013 Scholar Athletes

1590 WAKR– Student-Athlete of the Week

Allie Griffith was named a Scholar Athlete by the Akron Beacon Journal for 2013. Her accomplishments are many, including a 4.2 GPA, National Honor Society, class president all four years and a member of Junior Leadership Akron. At Hoban, Griffith was a student ambassador, peer mentor, school newspaper reporter and feature editor and won the Monsignor Dowed School Spirit Award in 2011. Athletically, Griffith also achieved high honors in three sports. A threeyear letter-winner in soccer, Allie received honorable mention in the North Coast League, was selected to play in the GASSCA All-Star Game and was named defensive MVP by her coaches. In basketball Allie was a fouryear letter-winner, three-year starter at point guard and two-year captain. She won the best defensive player award twice and was named All-NCL firstteam as a senior. In track and field Allie was a four-year letter winner, Division I regional qualifier in three events as a junior and MVP as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She led Hoban to three NCL titles and scored over 550 career points. Within the community, Griffith volunteered with ACCESS, at an Akron homeless shelter, Camp Christopher SumFun Camp and took a mission trip to Glenmary Farm in Kentucky. She also dedicated time to Project HOPE and the Peter Maurin Center for underprivileged people in Akron. Griffith has begun her studies at the University of Notre Dame.

The Akron Beacon Journal honors student-athletes maintaining a 3.5 GPA and participating in at least two sports during the student’s senior year.

WKYC-TV Channel 3 Student-Athlete of the Week

Athletic Achievements |

• James Axson (4.34) cross country, track and field • Natalie Bender (3.51) basketball, softball • Amelia Bendo (3.56) gymnastics, lacrosse • James Ciotola (3.99) bowling, track and field • Madeline Corrigall (3.44) volleyball, track and field • Alessandra Dickos (4.01) volleyball, basketball • Paul Gutbrod (4.25) soccer, lacrosse • Timothy Haubert (3.45) football, track and field • Megan Kudlac (4.34) cross country, swimming • Nick Kunce (3.77) football, baseball • Daniel Lloyd (3.53) football, track and field • James Martter (3.94) football, track and field • Jacob Salamon (3.58) soccer, volleyball • Justin Spear (3.71) soccer, track and field • Andrew Udovich (4.52) basketball, tennis

Touchdown Club of the Greater Akron Area All-Stars Dominick Orsini, football Jake Tersigni, football Ted Stieber, football Tim Delaney, boys soccer Mykaela Zingale, girls soccer Madeline Corrigall, girls volleyball Anna Zoldesy, girls volleyball

Akron Beacon Journal–High School Spotlight DeAllen Jackson, basketball Jaelen Hollinger, basketball Jamie Dean, girls soccer James Axson, cross county Katie Frego, cross country

Plain Dealer–Players of the Week Meghan Donohue, basketball Dominick Orsini, football Jamie Dean, girls soccer James Axson, cross country Katie Frego, cross country


Meghan Donohue

Katie Frego

Sports Time Ohio Shining Star James Axson

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Hoban nominees: Jimmy Martter and Allie Griffith

Girls lacrosse players make Academic All-American list Five Hoban girls lacrosse players were named Academic All-Americans on June 17 according to the U.S. Lacrosse website. All from the Class of 2014, they are Callli Dieglio, Madeline Goosmann, Ellen Lauterjung, Bridgett Myers and Leah Sadinski. Aaron Cain named Division II First Team All-Ohio by OHSBCA Aaron Cain was a star among stars on the 2013 baseball team that finished in the OHSAA final four. He was named First Team AllOhio by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association, and played in the association's Mizuno All-Star Game as well as in the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame All-Star Game. He was named the North Coast League's MVP and was on the All-NCL First Team. Cain plans to play baseball for Case Western Reserve University.

did you know?

Seventy-five percent of Hoban students participate on a sports team and of those students, 75 percent are on the honor roll. Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013



athletic achievements 2012-13

baseball Making their second appearance in the OHSAA Div. II final four in the last three years, the Knights lost 5-1 to top-ranked Defiance June 7 at Huntington Park in Columbus. Senior Drew Lakos pitched as Coach Jim Diestel’s team ended an eight-game win streak. Hoban beat Cardinal Mooney 14-4 May 31 to qualify for the Div. II state final four in Columbus. The baseball team was recognized on Aug. 6 at the Aeros game at Canal Park Stadium. Diestel was named North Coast League Coach of the Year and Aaron Cain was the MVP of the league. >Overall record: 20-11 >North Coast League Record: 8-2, Blue Division Champion >Division II Sectional Champion >Division II Akron District Champion >Division II Hudson Regional Champion >Division II State Semifinalist >North Coast League Coach of the Year: Jim Diestel >North Coast League MVP: Aaron Cain >OHSBCA Division II First Team All-Ohio: Aaron Cain >OHSBCA Mizuno All-Ohio All Star Game: Aaron Cain >GABHOF All-Stars: Aaron Cain, Cody Hargett, Drew Lakos, Anthony Osmun >First Team All-North Coast League: Aaron Cain, Drew Lakos, Cody Hargett, Austin Farber >Second Team All-North Coast League: Adam Gray, Sean Trexler, Jordan Burns >Honorable Mention All-North Coast League: Travis Pero

>NCL Honorable Mention: Sean Merle >Northeast Ohio All-Inland District –1st team: DeAllen Jackson >Northeast Ohio All-Inland District – 3rd team: Jaelen Hollinger >Northeast Ohio All-Inland District Honorable Mention: Saadiq Muhammad, Christian Waite >Greater Akron Basketball Coaches Association All-Stars: DeAllen Jackson, Jaelen Hollinger >Plain Township Rotary Club Summit vs. Stark All-Star: DeAllen Jackson >Akron Beacon Journal High School Spotlight: DeAllen Jackson, Jaelen Hollinger

girls basketball The girls basketball team were crowned the North Coast League Blue Division Champions with a 9-1 league record. >Record: 17-6 overall >North Coast League record: 9-1 >North Coast League Blue Division Champions >North Coast League MVP: Meghan Donohue >1st Team All- NCL: Alessandra Dickos, Allie Griffith >2nd Team All-NCL: Natalie Bender, Emma Horning >NCL Honorable Mention: Maddie Diestel >AP Division II All-Ohio – 2nd team: Meghan Donohue >Northeast Ohio All-Inland District – 1st team: Meghan Donohue >Northeast Ohio All-Inland District – 3rd team: Alessandra Dickos, Emma Horning >WTCBCA 1st team: Meghan Donohue >WTCBCA 2nd team: Alessandra Dickos >Plain Township Rotary Club Summit vs. Stark All-Star: Meghan Donohue >WTCBCA All-Star selections: Meghan Donohue, Alessandra Dickos, Emma Horning >1590 WAKR Student-Athlete of the Week: Meghan Donohue >Cleveland Plain Dealer Player-Athlete of the Week: Meghan Donohue


boys basketball Coach T. K. Griffith recorded his 300th career win on the final home game of the 2012-13 season with a victory over visiting Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. >Overall record: 17-6 >North Coast League Record: 8-2, Blue Division: 2nd place >AP Division II All-Ohio – Special Mention: DeAllen Jackson >1st team All-NCL: DeAllen Jackson, Jaelen Hollinger >2nd team All-NCL: Christian Waite, Saadiq Muhammad


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>Girls 8-10 in dual matches >Boys 9-10 in dual matches >1st team All-North Coast League: Oliver Esmile >Boys bowling finished 4th of 19 teams at the sectional tournament >Girls bowling finished 16th of 17 teams at the sectional tournament >Boys finished 12th of 28 teams in the district tournament

cross country >1st Team All-NCL: Katie Frego >2nd Team All-NCL: Joe Brennan, James Axson >North Coast League: Boys – 4th place, Girls – 5th place >Regional Qualifier: Katie Frego >Summit County Cross Country Coaches Association Athlete of the Week: Katie Frego Athletics |


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cheerleading Hoban’s cheerleaders won the Division II state championship in the mount category of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators competition. The 2013 Cheer and Dance Championships were held on March 3 at Ohio State University’s St. John Arena.

girls golf >Record: 6-5 overall >North Coast League: 6th place >16th place of 18 in OHSAA Division I Sectional

gymnastics >11th of 27 schools at the sectional meet >Freshman Nicole Race qualified for the district meet on bars and scored an 8.05 on bars; placed 31st of 36 participants.

boys lacrosse

football >Record: 2-8 overall, 2-3 in North Coast League >North Coast League: 4th Place – Blue Division >Division III All-Ohio Special Mention: Dominick Orsini >1st Team All-NCL: Dominick Orsini, Jake Tersigni >2nd Team All-NCL: Jimmy Martter, Daniel Sutter >NCL Honorable Mention: Jason Frimel >1st Team All-Inland District: Dominick Orsini >2nd Team All-Inland District: Jake Tersigni, Ted Stieber >All-Inland District Honorable Mention: Jimmy Martter, D’Angelo James, Daniel Sutter >Akron Touchdown Club All-Stars: Dominick Orsini, Jake Tersigni, Ted Stieber >Freshman team finished the season 10-0 outscoring opponents 382-62. >Senior Dominick Orsini set a new single season record in passing attempts (388), completed passes (202), and passing yardage (2,375). Orsini also broke the single game record for total offense with 536 yards during Week 9 vs. Benedictine. >Junior Jake Tersigni set new single-season records for receptions (67) and receiving yards (921). >Jack Srail set the single game receiving yardage record with 204 yards vs. Benedictine

>Overall record: 13-7 >North Coast League Record: 4-2, 2nd place >1st Team All-North Coast League: Peter Redle, Brian McMahon >2nd Team All-North Coast League: Michael Jenkins, Rodrigo Pereira >Honorable Mention All-North Coast League: Danny Bott >OHSLA Division II 1st Team All-Ohio: Michael Jenkins (Face Off) >OHSLA Division II 1st Team All-Central Region: Michael Jenkins (Specialist) >OHSLA Division II 2nd Team All-Central Region: Brian McMahon (Midfield) >OHSLA Division II Honorable Mention All-Central Region: Rodrigo Pereira (Attack) >OHSLA Division II Honorable Mention All-Central Region: Danny Bott (Defense)

girls lacrosse >Overall record: 4-12 >US Lacrosse Girls Academic All Americans: Calli Dieglio, Madeline Goosman, Ellen Lauterjung, Bridget Myers, Leah Sadinski

boys soccer >Ranked #3 in final OSSCA Division II State poll >Record: 13-2-2, 3-1 in North Coast League >North Coast League: 2nd Place – Blue Division >OHSAA Division II Kent District Semifinalist

boys golf >Record: 4-10 overall, >North Coast League: 2nd place, Blue Division, 2nd overall >6th place of 14 teams in OHSAA Division II Sectional >1st Team All-NCL: Nathan Yoak >2nd Team All-NCL: Justin Bober, Chase Parker Athletics |

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athletic achievements 2012-13

>Ranked #3 in Final Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Poll >1st Team All-NCL: Ben Naragon, Tim Delaney, Paul Gutbrod >2nd Team All-NCL: Shane Wiedt, Kevin Outwater, Ben Easton >NCL Honorable Mention: Artie Dobbins >1st Team GASSCA All-District: Tim Delaney >2nd Team GASSCA All-District: Ben Naragon >GASSCA Senior Showcase selection: Tim Delaney >GASSCA All-Star Game selections: Artie Dobbins, Paul Gutbrod >Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star Special Mention: Tim Delaney >Akron Touchdown Club All-Star: Tim Delaney

girls soccer >Record: 14-5-1 overall, >North Coast League record: 4-2-1, 3rd place >OHSAA Division II Brunswick District Champions, Regional Semifinalist >OSSCA 2nd Team All-Ohio: Mykaela Zingale >1st Team All-NCL: Mykaela Zingale, Jamie Dean, Mackenzie Beke >2nd Team All-NCL: Katie Easton, Alex Sheldon, Katie Walpole >NCL Honorable Mention: Allie Griffith >1st Team GASSCA All-District: Mykaela Zingale >2nd Team GASSCA All-District: Jamie Dean >GASSCA Senior Showcase selection: Jamie Dean >GASSCA Senior All-Star Game selections: Mackenzie Beke, Katie Walpole, Allie Griffith >Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star Special Mention: Mykaela Zingale >Akron Touchdown Club All-Star: Mykaela Zingale

boys swimming >Record: 2-6 in dual meets >North Coast League Championship: 2nd place >Sectional meet: Finished 7th of 19 teams >District meet: Finished 16th of 31 teams >Division II State Qualifiers: Jake Hochschwender, 500-meter freestyle

girls swimming >Record: 3-4 in dual meets >North Coast League Championship: 3rd place >Sectional meet: Finished 2nd of 19 teams >District meet: Finished 11th of 29 teams >Diviision II State Qualifiers: Megan Kudlac, Abby Blinka, Annie Zielasko, Alexandria Jackson–200 and 400-meter freestyle relay >Northeast Ohio Swim Coaches Association District Co-Coach of the Year: Amy Hovan

boys tennis >Record: 10-4 >Dover invitational: 2nd place Justin Bober was champion at 2nd singles >Doubles team of Chase Krummel and Andy Udovich finished 2nd in the Wooster Sectional. Advanced to district and lost in quarter final.

girls tennis >Record: 4-8 overall >North Coast League: 4th place >District Qualifiers: Anne Kramer (singles), Michelle Felden/Elisa DiMeo (doubles)

boys track and field >Overall record: 7-5 >2nd place at North Coast League Championship >9th place at North Canton District Championship >1st Team All-North Coast League: Tim Delaney, Joe Parisi, Osahar Latson, Jimmy Cianciola, Dominick Orsini, James Axson, Jake Tersigni

softball >Overall record: 14-12 >North Coast League record: 6-4, Blue Division: 2nd place Sectional Runner up >1st Team All-North Coast League: Natalie Bender, Kate Boylan >2nd Team All-North Coast League: Doryian Smith, Maddie Diestel >Honorable Mention All-North Coast League: Haylee Fisher >Barney Ellis All-Stars: Kate Boylan, Haylee Fisher


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athletic achievements 2012-13

>2nd Team All-North Coast League: James Axson, Dominick Orsini, Jake Tersigni, Justin Spear, Jimmy Martter >Regional Qualifiers: 4x200 relay (Cianciola, Parisi, Latson, Orsini), Osahar Latson (400 meter dash), Dominick Orsini (300 hurdles), 4x400 relay (Orsini, Tersigni, Axson, Latson)

girls track and field >Overall record: 5-3 >3rd Place at North Coast League Championship >8th Place at North Canton District Meet >28th Place at Austintown Fitch Regional Meet >1st team All-North Coast League: Lauren Pannell >District Champion: Lauren Pannell (High Jump) >Regional Qualifier: Speshal Simmons (200 meter), Lauren Pannell (High Jump, 100 meter) >State Qualifier: Lauren Pannell (High Jump)

boys volleyball >Overall record: 17-8 >Regional Finals: Lost to Walsh 14-16 in five sets.

girls volleyball >Record: 7-17 overall, 0-10 in NCL >North Coast League: 5th place in NCL Blue Division >Division II Tallmadge District Semifinalist >1st Team All-NCL: Anna Zoldesy >2nd Team All-NCL: Alessandra Dickos >NCL Honorable Mention: Caroline Brower >OHSVCA District III All-Stars: Madeline Corrigall, Anna Zoldesy >Akron Touchdown Club All-Stars: Madeline Corrigall, Anna Zoldesy

wrestling >Record: 7-17 in dual matches >3rd place at the North Coast League Championship >1st team All-North Coast League: Michael Belknap, Nick Schondel >Division II State Tournament Qualifier: Michael Belknap >Division II State Tournament alternate: Jolewis Washington >District Tournament Qualifiers: Terrell Grant, Michael Belknap, Nick Schondel, Jolewis Washington

Hoban Athletes of the Year • James Axson (4.34) cross country/track • Sandra Dickos (4.01) volleyball, basketball

21 Student Athletes sign to play at collegiate level The following students have notified the Hoban athletic office that they have signed with the schools listed to continue their athletic careers at the college level. The 21 student-athletes represent seven collegiate sports at 13 schools. Football Jimmy Cianciola–Grove City College, Grove City, Pa. A.J. Hale–Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio Jimmy Martter–Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Dominick Orsini–Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio JoLewis Washington–John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio Basketball Meghan Donohue–Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. Emma Horning–University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio DeAllen Jackson–University of Mount Union, Allilance, Ohio Jaelen Hollinger–Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio Saadiq Muhammad–Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio Soccer Mackenzie Beke–Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio Jamie Dean–Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Tim Delaney–John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio Softball Natalie Bender–Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio Johanna Nicodemus–Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio Track & Field Kyle Bisesi–Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio Lauren Pannell–Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, Ind. Baseball Aaron Cain–Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Sean Trexler–Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio Tennis Elisa DiMeo–University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio Chase Krummel–University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio

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1953­–2013 T.K. Griffith named Clem Caraboolad Coach of the Year


.K. Griffith ’89 received the 25th Clem Caraboolad Coach of the Year award at the Touchdown Club of Akron’s winter sports banquet at Guy’s Party Centre April 22. The award is named after Clem Caraboolad, a beloved Hoban football coach and teacher who died suddenly in 1988. The Akron Beacon Journal and the Touchdown Club of Greater Akron sponsor the award to honor an area coach whose commitment and values correspond to Caraboolad’s. Griffith is an English teacher and has been the boys varsity basketball coach at Hoban for the past 20 years.


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With a 66-51 victory over visiting Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin on Senior Night Feb. 16, Griffith earned his 300th win as head coach at Hoban.

Graduating from Hoban in 1989, Griffith played on the state championship team that year. His teams made the 1998 Final Four, and won the 1999 Associated Press Poll championship (with a perfect regularseason record). In 2008 the Knights were regional semifinalists. Griffith was Touchdown Club Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2008. He is a two-time North Coast League Coach of the Year. Under his guidance, the Knights were Blue Division champions five out of six years in the NCL. Griffith was Summit County Coach of the Year in 2009. School News |

Join a Record-setting team. Save the date for the 29th annual Extravaganza

April 12 If you would like to be a sponsor, advertiser or donate a gift, please contact Marilyn Stripe in the advancement office at 330.773.8620 or Volunteers are always welcome!

Extravaganza has supported needed school projects for 28 years. In addition, countless friendships have been formed with parents coming

This is how you can help: • Consider being a corporate sponsor

together to share their time, talents

• Donate a gift for the live or silent auctions.

and treasures.

• Volunteer your time and talents.

Extravaganza is an exciting,

• Get a table of friends together and join the Hoban community on April 12 for this very simportant fundraising event.

fun-filled annual fundraiser. The evening consists of live and silent auctions, an elegantly catered dinner and entertainment. Donations and volunteers make it a reality.

Extravaganza 2013 grossed over $510,000—another Hoban record. It’s time we start a-rockin’ and a-rollin’ for 2014. Join us!

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Knightlife Nick Cottrill ’86 ordained to the priesthood in Raleigh, N.C. Nick Cottrill ’86 was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood for the Diocese of Raleigh on Saturday, June 1, at St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church in Raleigh N.C. The Rev. Cottrill has lived in Raleigh since 1995. He has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Peter Parish, Greenville and Spiritual Director to John Paul II Catholic High School, also in Greenville, effective June 27. The school is only three years old. The Rev. Cottrill grew up in Akron with his two brothers. His dad worked at Goodyear. He received a degree in accounting from the University of Akron and moved to North Carolina with his younger brother and sister-in-law and worked in accounting for 15 years. He was active at Our Lady of Lourdes

parish as a sponsor and later as a member of the RCIA team. All during this time he felt a calling to the priesthood but “kept putting it on the back burner.” In 2006 he spoke to the vocations director of the Raliegh diocese and after a year with a Rev. Nick Cottrill discernment group he entered the seminary. His particular interest in the seminary was the pastoral discipline, which focused on the apostolic work in parishes.

Veterinary graduates to further education in field Two alumni from the Class of 2005 have graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May. Thomas “TJ” Gaydos and Stephen Reichley have sucessfully passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination. They were also both active in the Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Psi Fraternity, a social-professional fraternity for students enrolled in veterinary medical school. During the fourth year of studies, Gaydos and Reichley traveled extensively in the United States and abroad to participate in externships related to their career goals. Gaydos received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Kent State University in 2009. He will be continuing

his education in a post-doctorate degree program at the University of Georgia in Athens. There he will obtain a Master of Avian Medicine at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center. His goal is to work in technical service for poultry companies concentrated in Latin America. Reichley received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Findlay in 2009. He will be continuing his education at Mississippi State University where he will obtain a doctorate in Veterinary Medical Science, focusing on Aquatic Animal Health and Epidemiology. He plans to continue working in the aquaculture industry in the United States and abroad.

Stay in touch! Update your Knightlife news Keep in touch with friends and classmates. Whatever your news –– a graduation, job change, marriage, baby Knights, special hobby, volunteering –– share it with the Hoban family via the Hoban Highlights.

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Sons of Italy name Paul Calvaruso ’76 Law Officer of the Year Akron Police Captain Paul Calvaruso ’76 received the Law Officer of the Year award of the Sons of Italy in America. The Grand Lodge of Ohio presented the award in June at its evening Gala event in Newark, Ohio. Calvaruso is a 28-year veteran of the department. He is currently a captain in the Uniform Subdivision. He advanced through the ranks to his current position, where he oversees five patrol shifts and approximately 200 officers and supervisors. He was raised in North Hill and received a degree in accounting from the University of Akron. He is the son of an immigrant and has embraced his Italian heritage. He is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Foundation’s Police Executive Leadership College, Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program and Leadership Akron Class XXI. He also successfully completed the FBI National Academy.

Dr. Amy Jo (Casenhiser ’83) Sutterluety receives award Dr. Amy Jo (Casenhiser ’83 ) Sutterluety received the Baldwin Wallace University Bechberger Award for Human Development. The award recognizes a faculty member who contributes in outstanding ways to student development and growth through leadership outside the classroom. A scholar whose work has been praised by faculty and students, Sutterluety is a past recipient of BW’s Strosacker Award for Excellence in Teaching. Among the students who nominated her for the Bechberger Award, one described Sutterluety as “the epitome of a professor and adviser who is both a friend and a role model.” Sutterluety is a professor and program chair of HPE at Baldwin Wallace University. Knightlife |

Rachel (Cowley) Tecca ‘89 has been named principal at North High School in Akron.

Kathleen is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Akron. The couple resides in Bath.

Marquita Mitchell ’95 was the 2013 Akron Black Women’s Leadership Caucus honoree. The award was saluting women building a foundation for the future. Mitchell is the program director for Project Learn of Summit County. She has a bachelor of arts in sociology and a master of arts in justice studies. She lives in Akron.

Jennifer Weber ’06 married Braden Lawrence in an outdoor ceremony at SpringLake Party Center on August 24th. Jennifer (bachelor of science in biology) and Braden are both 2010 graduates of the University of Cincinnati. She is currently a community outreach coordinator for Next Step Living, a residential energy efficiency company. She and her husband live in Medford, Mass. Jennifer is the daughter of Sarah (Horvath ’82) and John Weber, Jr. Kelsey Ott ‘07 was a bridesmaid.

Rev. Jared Orndorff ’97 named pastor of St. Joseph’s The Rev. Jared Orndor ff ’97 has been named pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cuyahoga Falls. Father Orndorff, ordained in 2008 for the Diocese of Cleveland, completed his Rev. Jared Orndorff first assignment at St. Mary’s in Chargrin Falls. Dr. Patricia (Reynolds’03) Khatib received her Medical doctor degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical College (NEOMED) and is in residency as an emergency medicine physician at Akron General Medical Center. Dr. Khatib is married to Dr. Zaid Khatib, also a physician at AGMC. The couple resides in West Akron. Matthew Alto ’07 and Kathleen Davey ’08 were married on July 27 at the home of her parents. Alto graduated from Penn State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s of science in meteorology. Davey graduated from Cornell University in 2011 with a bachelor’s of science in human development and a minor in education. Matt works for AccuWeather as a meteorologist and project analyst for its Innovation & Development team. Knightlife |

A class of 1977 ring was found while a Colorado resident was digging in her yard last July. She knew it belonged to a female but was unable to identify any other markings other than the school. After contacting Hoban, Alumni Association President Richard Sestokas ’77 researched the alumni database and found the ring belonged to Anne (Miller) Reichenberg. She was not aware of it being lost and believes her children, now much older must have taken it out of her jewelry box to play with. Reichenberg was thankful to have her ring found.

Jenna Backer ’12 received a $5,000 Christian Leadership Scholarship at Toledo’s Corpus Christi University Parish for her commitment to Catholic tradition, leadership potential, academic ability, time management skills and willingness to participate at the parish. Backer is a student at the University of Toledo studying nursing. Tom Allio ’70 and Phil LoCascio ’97 were inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame. At the game, Allio was honored to have been able to throw the first pitch to his son, Joe Allio’02.

Oscar Mayer’s Wienermobile contest ended Sept. 21 and Stephen Hays '09 was a part of the #BorntoBun team. The team flirted with first place for a time this summer and was featured on ABC News. Hays’ team came in a very close second in the contest. #BorntoBun team traveled all over the country this summer.

Tori Stewart to serve internship with accounting board Tori Stewart ’08 will be serving a one-year internship as a postgraduate technical assistant for the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Connecticut beginning in January. Stewart graduated from Wake Forest University with a master’s in accountancy in May. The internship is only open to 10 graduate students across the United States. Wake Forest, well-respected for its rigorous accountancy program, had two candidates. Stewart was also recognized as the top student at Wake Forest in both her senior year and graduate year.

As a senior at WFU, Stewart interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Charlotte, N.C. At PwC she enjoyed working for a Big 4 firm during tax Tori Stewart season. Stewart is currently teaching a course in accounting at Wake Forest and also preparing for her wedding. She and Kyle McMillen ’08 will be married Nov. 8. Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013


In memoriam Knightlife Eternal rest grant unto them O, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. The following notices have been received April 1, 2013 to Sept. 20, 2013. Please inform if a death within the Hoban community occurs. Thomas S. App, Class of 1961 died April 23 of brain cancer in Kerrville, Texas. Leonard Buzzelli, grandfather of Joe ’04, Kathryn ’05 and Margaret ’11 Buzzelli. He was the father of Steve Buzzelli, a member of the Hoban maintenance department. Bruno Codispoti, grandfather of Ryan Arto ’12 and Justin Arto ’17 Henry Cozad, father-in-law of Joe Andrews ’82 Carmen A. DiPlacido, brother-in-law of Michael Vocke ’61 and James Shannon Vocke ’68 (deceased)

Margaret and Jeff Schober t, mother and father of Jessica Schobert ’08 and Chelsea Schobert ’13. Peg and Jeff were officers for the 201213 Parents Club. Peg was a faithful volunteer of Extravaganza and was serving as co-chair of the 2013 event at the time of her death. Jeff and Peg devoted many volunteer hours to the Mock Trial program. Jeff, one of Ohio’s most prominent lawyers representing physicians, hospitals and other health care providers throughout the state of Ohio, shared his legal experience and knowledge with students at Hoban. A team he co-coached in 2012 won the state championship and moved onto Nationals, where the team placed 19th in the United States. His 2013 team finished in the final eight in the state. The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, which sponsors the Ohio High School Mock Trial competition, presented the Lori Urogdy Eiler Award for Mock Trial coaching excellence posthumously to Mr. Schobert. Hoban mock trial legal adviser Dan Cody made the presentation of the award at the OCLRE’s yearly conference in Columbus on Sept. 22. Accepting the award on behalf of her father was Jessica Schobert ‘08. Jessica is currently a second year law school student at Capitol University.


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John J. Engy, father of Julie Engy ’85 (deceased). He was the husband of Mary Ann Engy, former Hoban attendance secretary. Esther Giacomo, grandmother of Stephen Garro ’75, Denise (Garro) Slack ’76, Dana (Garro) Stetz ’78, Leanne (Garro) Haswell ’82, Michelle (Garro) Breiding ’84, Patrick Garro ’87, Jason Giacomo ’91 and Jill Giacomom ’93; great-grandmother of Nicholas Slack ’01, Katelyn Stetz ’05, Steven Stetz, ’07 and Brian Slack ’09 Mary E. Green, grandmother of Meredith Macaluso ’95, Matthew Green ’08, Jason Green ’10 and Julianne Green ’16 James Gunias, grandfather of Jason Gunias ’98 Rober t Hackel, father of Jean Miller ’80, Thomas ’83, Carol Malick ’87 and Susan Gaskill ’87 Mary Teresa Hurray, mother of Philip ’75, Michael ’77 and Paul ’77 Joseph Hydeg, grandfather of B.J. Pritt ’99; father-in-law of Joseph Pritt ’71; grandfather-in-law of Karrie (Mothersbaugh ’99) Pritt Esther Kunce, grandmother of Nathaniel ’11, Nicholas ’13 and Elizabeth ’17 Katherine Mar tucci, wife of Brian Martucci ’85; mother of Barbara ’13 and Natalie ’15; sister-in-law of John Martucci ’78, Caroline (Martucci) Garritano ’80 and Mary Foley ’80 and Paul Martucci ’81 Marian L. Marzick, grandmother of Zachary Arnott ’14 Donnie Moore, Class of 1960 died April 8 in Pittsburgh. He was a standout athlete at Hoban. He was a cousin of John White, a member of the Hoban maintenance department. Timothy Mundy Sr., Class of 1966, died May 3. He was the brother of John ’62 and Mark ’73. Tim joined the Holy Cross Brothers at Notre Dame and later spent time as a Trappist Monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani. He later married and had six children. Janine Oreskovich, Class of 1979, died suddenly May 26. She was the sister of Susan (Oreskovich) Kontozianes ’79. Janine

Franklin “Ken” Dietzler Mr. Ken Dietzler, recently named ‘Friend of Hoban,’ passes away Mr. Franklin “Ken” Dietzler, 87 passed away on Good Friday, March 29 in River Falls, Wis. Earlier, on March 10, he and his wife Delores had been honored with the “Friend of Hoban” award at the Alumni Awards Dinner. Mr. Dietzler was unable to attend due to health issues. Mr. Dietzler and his wife were members of St. Sebastian parish until they moved to Wisconsin in 2004. The Dietzlers have been longtime financial supporters of Hoban. Their son, Daniel Dietzler, was the salutatorian of Hoban’s Class of 1968. Daniel passed away unexpectedly during his junior year at the University of Notre Dame. Mr. and Mrs. Dietzler started a scholarship, the Daniel J. Dietzler ’68 Memorial Scholarship, in their son’s name. Among the first members of the Heart of Hoban Society, which includes benefactors who give a planned gift to Hoban, the Dietzlers have remained steadfast supporters of the school and its students. They regularly attended the annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon and Extravaganza even after they moved to Wisconsin. served St. Bernard’s Church as the office manager for more than 24 years. Gina Peters, grandmother of Joe Peters ’01, Lindsey (Peters) Morton ’03 and Nick Peters ’06. Mrs. Peters was the mother of Hoban’ board director Jim Peters. Douglas Pierce, Class of 1975, died suddenly March 19. He was a self-employed landscaper. In Memoriam |

Mary J. Plusquellic, mother of Dave Plusquellic ’92 and Michelle (Plusquellic ’93) Zupanicic

Chuck McDermott Chuck McDermott, former associate principal, trustee, dies Charles J. "Chuck" McDermott died at his home on June 4, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. For 11 years he was Hoban's associate principal and dean of students. McDermott was described as "firm, fair and friendly." Before coming to Hoban, he had a 32-year career in public education as a teacher and administrator. He was a widely respected high school basketball official for many years. He described Hoban as his "second home." He served on the board of trustees in the 1980s and received the Friend of Hoban award in 2003. He was the father of Peter ’82, Marianne (McDermott ’84) Gradisar and Tami (McDermott ’88) Folk; grandfather of Sean McDermott ’11; father-in-law of Gilbert Gradisar ’68 and David Folk ’88.

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Stephen H. Raumberger, Class of 1962, died suddenly April 26. He was the uncle of Jessica Leisinger ’14.

Jewel Vanke, grandmother of Katie ’14 and Hanna ’16 Vanke.

Rosemary Karg-Ritchie, mother-in-law of Laura (DiNapoli) Ritchie ’74.

Joseph Ververka, father of Andrew ’08 and William ’10; husband of Susan Veverka, a Hoban math teacher.

James Romano, Class of 1967, died March 1. He spent his career as a teacher with the Akron Public Schools.

John J. Zampino Jr., brother of Joe Zampino, longtime Hoban girls track and field and cross country coach.

Arthur Romito, Class of 1963, died April 5 due to an inoperable brain tumor. He served in the U.S. Army and after his honorable discharge worked in the family business, Romito Bros. Electrical Company. He was the uncle of Edmund ’71, Frank ’72, Raymond ’73, Dale ’75 and Roger ’78.

Angeline Zimbardi, mother-in-law of Mike Nyeste ’65; grandmother of Andelo ’07

Teresa Rose, Class of 1982, died May 11. Teresa served in the U.S. Air Force. She was the sister of Tammy Reymann ’83 and Thomas Kantorwoski ’87. Richard Roth, Class of 1967, died June 7. He worked in the insurance industry for companies such as AIG, Hartford and Kemper. Anna Saus, grandmother of Brian Saus ’90. Ann Marie Segedy, wife of Alan Segedy ’61. She was the aunt of James ’78 and Richard ’80 Elefritz. Eugene J. Smith, grandfather of Mark ’06, Scott ’12 and Douglas ’07 Smith. Michael J. Smith, Class of 1973, died April 16. He worked in the family business, H.M. Miller Construction Company. He was the brother of Steve Smith ’87. William Stimler, father of Wiliam ’78 and Jeffrey ’79.

Stanley Zisk, father of Richard Zisk ’70; grandfather of Rick Zisk ’04, Jennifer Zisk ’07, Danielle Slifko ’09 and Joey Zisk ’13

Br. Guy Eckels, C.S.C. Brother Guy Eckels, longtime biology teacher, dies Holy Cross Brother Guy Eckels passed away Aug. 11 at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills. He taught biology at Hoban for 29 years and chaired the science department. He directed plays and musicals at Hoban and produced outstanding sets. After leaving Hoban, Brother Guy taught at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, then joined the Gilmour staff where he served as the Student Life Resource Assistant. Hoban Highlights | Summer-Fall 2013


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Calling all Future Knights

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Archbishop Hoban is pleased to invite boys and girls in grades K-6 to join the Future Knights Club.

Membership in the Future Knights Club is free and includes exciting exclusive benefits for members, such as:

P Free admission to home athletic events when wearing the Future Knight T-shirt (excluding football and basketball games vs. STVM and Walsh Jesuit)

P Monthly “Future Knight” e-newsletter P Early access to summer athletic and enrichment camps with a special “Future Knight” discount All members receive a welcome package, which includes: P Future Knight T-shirt (must be worn for free admission to home games) P Hoban “H” sticker P Future Knight membership certificate Encourage your sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends to join the Future Knights Club today! Register online at: ­ Go to admissions/future knights

Never too early to start thinking about high school!


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Important Alumni Dates: Oct. 17 (Thursday) Phonathon planning and Alumni Association meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Advancement Office Oct. 21 (Monday) Career Day - Interested alumni speakers should email Oct. 23 (Wednesday) Extravaganza Ladies Luncheon Nov. 3 through Nov. 24 HOBAN Fund Phonathon (Please talk to us!) Dec. 1 (Sunday) Grandparents Day Jan. 9 (Thursday) Phonathon thank-you party and alumni association meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Holy Cross Room Feb. 24 (Monday) One Hope~One Dream Award assembly March 16 (Sunday) Athletic Hall of Fame at Firestone Country Club April 12 (Saturday) “Rock Around the Knight” Extravaganza May 8 (Thursday) End-of-the-year alumni association meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Wartko Family Pavilion May 17 (Saturday) 8th Annual Bocce Tournament May 21 (Wednesday) Class of 2014 Senior Breakfast July 26 (Saturday) 37th Annual Golf Outing at Paradise Lake C.C. Alumni News |


magine yourself at the Heart of Hoban

Teresa Conroy-Roth ’86 did and here is why


or as long as I can remember Hoban High School has been part of my life and part of my

family. Over the past 50 years, the Conroys and the Nicholases have graduated 15 family members, including uncles, sisters, brothers and cousins. Their faces line the hallways and their voices echo down the halls. My oldest sister started as a freshman in 1974 when I was 6 and starting first grade. From the beginning, I realized I was part of Hoban and Hoban was part of me. So much of what I learned, what I value and who I am today came from those years and following the traditions and legacy set before me. The Brothers of Holy Cross and the Hoban family focused on developing the whole

person­—mind, body and spirit. There were phenomenal and unforgettable teachers, mentors and spiritual leaders that challenged traditional thinking, promoted self-awareness and encouraged community involvement. Educators like Clem Caraboolad, Brother Leonardo and Sister Kathleen will live long after their time through the inspiration and stories of changing lives and minds, one student at a time. My husband Andrew and I have been blessed in so many aspects of our lives. We both are active in our work, family and faith. We actively participate in many philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. When I decided to recognize organizations that changed my life in our estate planning—it was always Hoban.

Heart of Hoban Society Anonymous (4) † Ralph L. Bernard Sr. Frank C. Comunale William ’65 & Rebecca Considine Dr. Elizabeth A. Davies ’77 Mrs. Delores & † Mr. Franklin K. Dietzler Richard C. Fedorovich ’70 Alan Fodor ’70 Brother Kenneth Haders, C.S.C. Drs. Kashyap ‘85 & Ameesha Kansupada Pat & †Chuck Kelly John & †Jean Lanshe Philip Maynard ’60 Rev. Michael P. McCandless ’98 Dennis ’57 & Brenda Murphy Terry J. Nolan ’65 Joan Olszeski Patricia & † Dick Rinella Rev. Paul J. Rosing Andrew Roth & Teresa Conroy-Roth ’86 Gregory R. Sain ’68 Paul ’68 & Joy Scala Mr. & Mrs. William ’71 Scala David ’64 and Martha Showers Jack L. Slinger Jr. ’64 Roy & Melanie Stype William Thomson ’62 Dr. G. Lawrence ’63 & Darlene Timpe Thomas & Beverly Tonya Helen E. Trares † Dr. Francis Waickman Bernard ’64 & Janet Zaucha † Deceased

Be at the Heart of Hoban. Begin to help Hoban for years to come. Teresa Conroy-Roth with her husband Andrew and her two daughters, Katie and Carly, in the central hall of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, a Holy Cross school. Teresa is happy that Katie (left), a junior at Cathedral, is learning the same values her mom did at Hoban—social justice, service and what it means to be Catholic.

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Educating Hearts and Minds. . .

The quality which defines the students of a Holy Cross education heritage is the training of the hearts as well as the minds. True education is the formation of the hearts and transforming of values in people.

—Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., Christian Education

. . .in the Holy Cross Tradition for 60 years.

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