BISHOP CARROLL • NOTRE DAME • MADONNA
10th Edition / Fall 2020
Sister Giovanni Oliveri, IHM Bishop Carroll's Beloved Patron Saint
From the desk of
The President “When you pass through waters, I will be with you; through rivers, you shall not be swept away.” (Isaiah 43:2) It feels like we are passing through rough waters these days. In many ways I think being an educator right now is more difficult than it’s ever been. Our teachers are dealing with guidelines that change on a regular basis, new technological requirements, a completely revamped schedule, and half empty classes of masked students. For creatures of habit like us, it’s still taking some getting used to. Leticia "Tish" Nielsen President
Our Mission To assist parents in forming Disciples of Christ who enrich the culture as stewards of God’s gifts.
To combat the rough waters, I personally am working on practicing gratitude and positivity. We are blessed to have students in the building four days a week with our hybrid online and in-person schedule, and I’ve never been more grateful for the hard work our teachers, administrators and staff are doing on behalf of our students and parents. And all that hard work is worth it to be doing what we’re doing--forming Disciples of Christ in real time. I can’t ignore the silver linings to our current situation. Due to in-person classes being halted in the spring, we were able to complete Phase 2 of our “This Is Our Home... Keeping It Cool” HVAC project ahead of schedule, and an enhanced air filtering system was already part of the construction. We’re also very happy to announce some exciting news regarding a certain ‘89 alum on our Alumni News page. Please pray for our faculty and staff, and for all those impacted by COVID-19. I will remember you and your loved ones in my daily prayers. God Bless,
Our Vocations BC & Madonna Graduates: 1 Bishop 44 Ordained Priests 19 Religious Sisters 5 Religious Brothers 8 Seminarians
Editor's Note: Asterisk (*) indicates current student who is the child of an alum.
table of contents Our COVID Year........................................................................ 2 Athletics & Activities.................................................................... 3 Faculty & Staff News.................................................................... 4 Alumni News & Updates.............................................................. 5 Stewardship Spotlight.................................................................. 6 We Remember............................................................................. 7 Chaplain's Corner....................................................................... 8 Sr. Giovanni: Patron Saint of Bishop Carroll................................. 9 2019-2020 Annual Fund Donor Report..................................... 13 Jim Simpson’s Painting With Purpose......................................... 18
COVID Y E A R “I think the hybrid schedule has put me into an irregular study schedule that encourages procrastination.” -Junior Alan Kerschen
The start of school was pushed back. With a hybrid schedule splitting classes between in-person and remote learning, the entire student body has yet to set foot in the building at the same time. And masks are ever present. Here’s what students are saying about Bishop Carroll in the time of COVID-19.
• Smaller class sizes, more bonding. • More homework • We still had Homecoming Week, • Separated from friend group winter musical is still happening • No social gatherings in school • Hybrid schedule prepares us for • Organization is harder to set up college schedules. each week. • More understanding teachers -Junior Grace Cook & Senior Annette Sponsel* “[I’m] very grateful for sports. We are still able to have sports even though we can’t really have fans. I’m glad I could still have a senior night.” -Senior Tori Brake* “What this stressful experience has taught me is to be all the more grateful for the good times and find and choose joy and thank God for the goodness he is showering on us at every moment.” -Senior Florence Barles
“I am disappointed that we have lost many of the things I love about school, [but] I am so proud of our administration to have put together the plan they did. To be able to be in the building takes a huge amount of work.” -Junior Alexandra Meyer “Since high school started I’d always heard that senior year is the most important year, but ours has been damaged by the current situation. No senior section at football games, no Homecoming dance, and our classrooms seem empty. But the most we can do is make the best of it, and that’s what we’re doing.” -Senior Cami Scott*
“It has been anything but normal, [but] I realize it could always be worse. I’m thankful for this year because despite everything going on in the world, I can still come here every day and live out my faith with the people I love. -Sophomore Keira Ronsick* 2
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES 3
Boys & Girls Cross Country
The boys took 2nd at the Baldwin Maple Leaf Classic on October 3 while the girls won. We hosted a pentangular on September 26 and the girls won while the boys took 3rd. At the BC triangular on September 12 the girls team took 3rd and the boys won.
Varsity’s record is 7-2, having beaten Bishop Miege and St. Thomas Aquinas in their final two regular season games and Hutch in their first playoff game. They play Maize on November 13.
At the Great Bend Invitational on September 3, both the girls and boys took 1st. BC again hosted a triangular on October 10 as well as the 5A Regional meet at Brownthrush Park on October 24. At State the girls finished 2nd and the boys finished 4th, with Junior Hope Jackson* winning the girls individual State title.
Boys Soccer Varsity finished the season with an 8-7-1 record. They beat Ark City and Valley Center before losing to Andover Central 1-0 in the State Quarterfinals. The boy have won seven Regional Titles since 2010 and eight in program history.
Girls Tennis Our girls placed 4th at the Collegiate tournament on August 22 to start the year, then 2nd at the Maize South Invitational on September 3. They then took 2nd at Valley Center, 1st at Maize South and 3rd at Andover. The girls finished 2nd as a team at Regionals, with Paige Stranghoner and Brynn Steven* qualifying for State in Singles and Hope* and Heidi Lubbers* qualifying in Doubles. After that our Lady Eagles brought home Bishop Carroll’s first State Championship of the year!
Girls Golf The girls wrapped up a 4th place finish at the 5A Regional hosted by BCCHS at Rolling Hills. Keira Ronsick* and Isabella HermocilloJones qualified as individuals for the State Championships at Salina Municipal Golf Course, where Ronsick placed 14th. The 2020 State Champion Bishop Carroll Girls Tennis Team
The fall sports season has definitely not been a normal one for the Golden Eagles. With the absence of City League regular season play and championships, we have competed against many new teams and participated in many new tournaments and invitationals. As we moved forward with scheduling, we were excited to face opponents that challenged our student-athletes and coaches in new ways. We look forward to rejoining our City League partners this winter for a “normal” schedule. -Tyler Fraizer, Athletic Director
Volleyball Varsity finished the regular season with a 19-1 record. They won sub-state at Kapaun on October 24, cruised through quarterfinals and earned a 3rd place finish at the State Championships in Salina. Ella Larkin and Riley Daugherty were named to the State All-Tournament Team. This year’s senior class qualified for the state tournament all 4 years at BCCHS!
Lauren (Buchanan ‘15) Quintana Returns to the Roost, Joins BC Faculty With Husband and Son In Tow
While at CSU, Lauren was a 4-year starter and earned both academic and athletic all-conference and all-region accolades. She continued her softball career and earned her degree; but more importantly, she found her husband and began her vocation. She met her husband, Nate Quintana, on a FOCUS mission trip to Mexico City. The two were married at St. Mark Colwich in July of 2019 and spent their first year of marriage living and working in Denver. The couple decided to make the move to Wichita when they found out they were expecting a baby. Their baby boy, Jack, was born on July 20, 2020. Nate, a Colorado native, works as a mechanical engineer for BCS here in Wichita, and the family attends St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. “I am extremely excited and blessed to be back at Bishop Carroll teaching English. A lot of things have changed since I was at Carroll. Top: Nate & Lauren Quintana ‘15 [Photo: Lauren I’m no longer balancing softball, yearbook, and Student Council. (Hawk ‘12) Frangenberg] Bottom: Lauren & son Jack Instead I’m balancing teaching, motherhood, and being a wife. And even though I’m still getting used to being on the other side of the classroom, I know that I’m home.”
Ebright Organizes ‘One Last Game’ Bitting Welcomes for Senior Baseball Players Home New Baby Eagle After their 2020 seasons were abruptly cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop Carroll history teacher and head baseball coach Charlie Ebright (below) and Kapaun head coach Ryan Burr decided to do something special for their players, specifically those who had missed their final year. “I really wanted to give those kids, to put out that starting lineup, to give those seniors, especially the ones that aren’t going to play in college a chance to play a game their senior year,” Ebright told KSN News. So on July 8, players for both teams put on their uniforms, cleats and eye black at Newman University and competed in what was dubbed “One Last Game.” And while it was technically an exhibition and exact box scores were not kept, rumor has it the Golden Eagles beat the Crusaders, 6-5.
Religion Department Co-Chair James Bitting and his wife Catherine welcomed baby Nora Luciana on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Nora joins siblings Michael ‘23, Ceceilia and Dominic.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
5 years ago, Lauren Buchanan left the halls of Bishop Carroll with a diploma, 4 state rings, and a softball scholarship to Colorado State University. As much as she loved high school, she did not see herself coming back. But now the 2015 grad walks the halls of Bishop Carroll with a degree in English Education, a new last name, and a baby boy at home.
Judy (Zeorlin) Zimmerman ‘72 After 45 years, all at Via Christi St Francis OR, I retired on September 11, 2020! I worked in a variety of areas, including vascular, cardiac, Ortho, plastics, ENT, urology, pediatrics, general, and even transplant. I was on the transplant team for heart and kidneys from 1993-2003, which is no longer available in Wichita. Although traveling is currently restricted, I hope to be able to travel before long with my husband Dan (‘68).
ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES
Mike Gann ‘82 I retired as a Colonel from the Marine Corps Jan 1, 2019. Currently I am coaching the defensive backs for our own Golden Eagle football team. Glad to be back in Kansas and to be reconnected with our great school. Brian Sigman ‘88 I retired in June from the Wichita Police Department after serving 29 years and now run my Sig’s Taxidermy business full-time! Colonel Mike Gann ‘82 In my time at the Department I worked in patrol, community policing, and as a field training officer, Larceny Detective, Patrol Sergeant and Mounted Unit Commander. I achieved the rank of Lieutenant before retiring and served as Watch Commander at Patrol North and the Animal Services Commander for the last 3 years. I’m very excited to continue growing my business and practicing my taxidermy skills! Brian Sigman ‘88
Christina (Carbajal) Bluml ‘89 I recently accepted the position of Advancement & Alumni Relations Officer at Bishop Carroll! Before joining BC I was at Exploration Place and I have worked more than 25 years in marketing, development and communications. I am so excited to be returning to my alma mater! Go Eagles!
Trisha (Clark) Terada '97 Trisha was inducted into the Bethel College Thresher Hall of Fame for volleyball on October 2, 2020. Clark was a three-time All-KCAC First Team honoree, a two-time Conference Player of the Year, an NAIA All-Region selection in 1999 and 2000, and the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year in 2000-01.
Trisha (Clark ‘97) Terada, right, with Sarah (Harton ‘97) DeGroot at her induction ceremony.
Olivia (Pfannenstiel) Grover ‘03 My husband Benjamin and I, along with big sister Cora (2), welcomed daughter Louisa Melicent on September 6, 2020. Dr. Michelle Mazur ‘03 Michelle is working as a laboratory animal veterinarian to prepare animals like macaque monkeys for COVID-19 vaccine development. “Our clients are mainly research institutions and universities working in different aspects of medical advancement. This past year, nearly all of the animals sent to research facilities have gone on to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. Macaques are an integral part of the vaccine development process, and hopefully with their help, we will have a safe and effective vaccine soon.”
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Franklin ‘13 & Brooke (McGlachlin ‘14) Schulte Franklin and I were married Aug 29, 2020. I’m a full-time FOCUS Missionary at Wichita State. Franklin works as a Financial Analyst at WSU. It’s such a blessing we get to work so close to each other! We plan to stay in Wichita, with Franklin’s hoping to work his way up the Financial branch of WSU. My plan is to continue as a missionary as I feel called and then I hope to teach at one of the Catholic grade schools here in Wichita.
Franklin & Brooke Schulte
Elise (Gallant) Meyer ‘15 On June 23, 2020, my husband Ethan and I welcomed the Stella Marie Meyer tiny but mighty Stella Marie to the world. The doctor who delivered her, Jonathan Scrafford ‘05, is also a BC alum! Ethan and I met at K-State and got married in August 2018. Ethan is a civil engineer for Barlett & West and I’m enjoying my second year teaching math at BC.
Pena’s ‘Family Mission’ is a Go For Launch Former BC custodial supervisor Emmanuel and wife Kree ‘04 are bound and determined to begin missionary life When Kree and I began listening to the Lord inviting us to become a missionary family there were a few things that we initially saw as impediments, but none of them included a worldwide pandemic. The pandemic took hold of the world just as we returned back from our Come & See visit to Family Missions Company headquarters in Louisiana in early March.
preparing for the journey the Lord was calling us on.
All of this happening in the STEWARDSHIP SPOTLIGHT thick of the pandemic was not ideal, but we serve a faithful God that made it clear time and time again that this is His plan for us. Our home sold We returned from our Come & See hoping we would be in less than 24 hours without even going on the market. We accepted and started brainstorming what we had to do to held a successful online garage sale to sell and donate our prepare for this next step. We received word that we were belongings. We have been encouraged and supported greatly accepted and everything become more real, as we had to now by those close to us, having shared our story with countless inform family, friends and employers. We sold our home and friends and inviting them to join our support team. most of its contents, began to fundraise while also mentally This summer we were told that our official start date was being postponed a full year due to the pandemic. Although we won’t officially start Intake (training) until September 2021, we were invited to proceed with our planned move to Louisiana to become domestic missionaries, and we will have the opportunity to go to language school in Ecuador and shadow a missionary family currently on mission. We were also informed that we will be sent to Latin America after we complete Intake.
The Pena family: Kree (Kenton ‘04) and Emmanuel with their children (L to R) Juan Diego, Augustino, Avila, Teresita and Kolbe in Louisiana.
Then in October we had to evacuate our new home in Louisiana to avoid Hurricane Delta. It’s already been an eventful journey, but we are are excited for what’s to come. Please pray for us! -Emmanuel Pena 6
those who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith:
Ella Laine Albert Agnes Gail Alcarez John Alexander Margaret Amberg Rodney Anderson Benjamin Otis Baker Dorothy Baldauf Jerry Bales Rev. Jerry Beat Annette Bennett Carol Jane Blew Etna Bloedel Sean Bonti Alban Born Dorothy Brown William Bugner Bethany Chawk ‘97 Lisa Christian Raphael Clasen Stanley Dexter Barbara Dillman Wilfred Doll Dorothy Dotterer Clarence “Butch” Dreiling Thelma Dreiling Keith Eckerman Dr. Ed Elkouri Donna Eye Barbara Faber
Merida Henry MHS ‘69
Norma Jean Figgins Terri Freund Terry Fritz Larry Frost Ruth George Philip Gerber Ida Gerstner Frances Getzinger David Goodsell ‘07 Mary Francis Grady Joshua Grim Maya Haught Wesley Hawk Rev. Kent Hemberger Merida Henry ‘69 Ashley Higgins Kirk Hillyard William Hoebener John Hoelker Kenneth Hoffman Leo Holthaus John J. Hughes Rosalio Juarez Lawrence Karcher Gerald J. Kass Richard “Butch” Kretchmar Regina Klausmeyer W. Blaine Knott
Fr. Andy Kuykendall ‘70
Doris Komp Stephen Krakowski Rev. Andy Kuykendall ‘70 Catherine Mae Lampe Rev. Bill Ledbetter Theresa Lee Brian Lockhard Joarge Lopez Michael Mahaney Leonard Manning Clifford Marler Joan C. Martin William May LaVerne Maybrier Alyce Mazur Bennie McClendon Gretchen McDonough Robert McNeill Mary Mehl LeRoy Metzen Cindy Meyer Claudia Meyer Laurine C. Moeder Margaret Monnat Milissa Moore ‘77 Florence Mulhern Nellie Murguia Thuan Nguyen Doris Pascal
Milissa Lou Moore ‘77
Mary Payne Mary Peltzer Andrew Pelz Thomas Pham ‘06 Doris Pirotte Michelle Pore Dwain Preston Nancy Puetz Virgil Puetz Maria Quintero Paul J. Radiel Brian Reichenberger Richard Relph Fonzy Robertson Patricia Robinson Pamela S. Rogers Bill Rosell Bill Routon Jr. John G. Sanburn Rey Sanchez Merle Schippers Joe Schmiedbauer Joseph Schoenecker Elma Seachris Karen Seiler Raymond J. Seiler Dennis Simon Jerry Simon Alison Smeltzer
Matthew Suchan ‘85
James Sobba Angela Solomon Louise Solomon Richard St. Jean David Stein Sharon Story Joseph Stuhlsatz Matthew Suchan ‘85 Ernie Sudberry Ernie Sudberry IV Terry Swartz Arthur Thackery ‘66 Darlene Tomanek Dung Van Tra Darrin Utter Carlos Vasquez Tony Vestring Hildo Villar Cynthia Voegeli George Weaver Joshua Weed Bonnie Welicky Bernard Wells Madeline Welsh Millicent Werth David Whitson Catherine Winter Jackson Zarchan ‘21
Bethany Chawk ‘97
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If the Coronavirus has taught us anything it’s that the role of education goes well beyond mere intellectual formation. That we humans are social beings. If we believe that the Book of Genesis is correct, then we humans are made in the image and likeness of a Triune God, a God that is relational at his essence. Thus, it is no wonder that the forced lockdown and online schooling was so taxing to us, because we are made for relationships! A vital part of education is affording our students the ability to live in communion with one another.
Here at Bishop Carroll we take that seriously. We understand that our role as educators is not just to educate our students intellectually, but rather to help form them so as to be joyful and flourishing individuals. We all acknowledge that the current hybrid schedule, is far from perfect, but it has been a blessing to have the students back, even if it’s just for half the day. Having our students in the building allows us the opportunity to have Mass daily with one of our communities, it affords the kids the ability to spend time in their community houses, and it allows our faculty and staff to develop an authentic relationship with our students that would not be possible were it mediated by a computer screen. With faith, hope, and trust in God’s providence we will get through this difficult year. Please rest assured that here at Bishop Carroll, even in the midst of all the craziness, we will continue our mission of forming Disciples of Christ who enrich the culture as stewards of God’s gifts.
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What a year 2020 has been…and unfortunately it’s not over yet. We all know that this has been a challenging year to say the least, and the same is true for us here at Bishop Carroll. Having the 2019-2020 academic year come to an abrupt end in March, only for us to go all online and remote, was difficult on teachers, students, and parents alike. I’m sure that many of you, just like me, felt that when fall came around things would be back to “normal,” that our lives would go back to the way they were in February. Now we find ourselves in October still waiting for that “normal” to return.
Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends of Bishop Carroll,
We’ve Got a New Website!
In June of 2020 we unveiled a new and improved website with new features including a streamlined calendar, new alumni-focused pages and an official app. Be sure to check it out! www.bcchs.org.
dedicated Sister was to teaching. “She came to Wichita [along with Mother Joanne and Sister Eileen] on June 22, 1976, and she started teaching right away.”
PATRON SAINT OF
Her Bishop Carroll career began in August of 1976, only two months after saying goodbye to her beloved California shores-despite a rude introduction to Kansas and its famously unpredictable weather. Shortly after the “three mothers” arrived in Wichita, tornado sirens began to go off, prompting a spooked Sister Giovanni to shout, “Lord, have you brought us here to die?!”
t all started in October 1976 with a blurb in the Carroll Herald newspaper introducing a new teacher who had recently relocated to Kansas from California.
“Sister Giovanni has had the opportunity of teaching Luci Arnez, John Wayne’s daughter and several other television personalities. She loves Carroll because, ‘The kids are the greatest.’”
Forty-four years later so much more is known about Sister Giovanni Oliveri, IHM, born Eva Oliveri in 1913 in San Pedro, CA, than just the famous students she once taught. And as anyone can attest, to have known Sister is to love her. “She had the recipe for being a great teacher: love God, love your students, love your subject,” said Mother Mary Magdalene, General Superior of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mother Mary Magdalene not only leads the order Sister Giovanni packed up and moved halfway across the country (at age 62, no less), she also taught with her for several years at Carroll. Mother remembers how
Once she got into the classroom, however, all would be well. Soon Carroll students, primarily juniors, would learn all about her nicknames for students such as Curly Top and Angel Face, her disdain for chewing gum, and most importantly just how much she loved them. In a 1994 teacher review, principal David Wessling summarized Sister’s treatment of students by saying, “You love your students into the Body of Christ, making sure each is affirmed appropriately...making sure each is loved.” That affirmation began as soon as students entered Sister Giovanni’s classroom, when they would hear her say, “My loves, my doves, my beautiful ones!” Dr. Vicki (Wiseman) Kindel ‘78 remembers the feeling well. “Who doesn’t want to hear that when you walk in the room!”
“The eyes are the mirror to the soul.”
But the positive feelings students had for her weren’t simply the result of an all-loving, always forgiving educator. Sister could be a stern authority figure, walking the halls, black sweater worn over her habit, hands clasped behind her back. She expected rules to be followed, especially those concerning the behavior of young men and young women. Rob Miller ‘85 recalls being on the painful end of one of those lessons: “It was the 1983-84 school year. I was sharing a locker with my girlfriend Susie Goebel (Miller ‘84) in 100 hall. We were in between classes so the hallway was busy. I put my hand on Susie’s shoulder so I could reach over her to grab a school book. All of a sudden Sister Giovanni smacks my hand demanding me to let go!”
Respect was also never an issue when it came to her fellow teachers. Former BC wrestling coach and history teacher Todd Porter was particularly impacted by his time spent with Sister, saying that he “never respected another fellow teacher quite like I did Sister G,” while also calling her “the holiest person I have ever known.” Former registrar and current administrative secretary Debby Bieker also shared a special relationship with Sister Giovanni. Theirs was a relationship built on mutual admiration and daily visits in Bieker’s office, with the pair coincidentally serving as each other’s Advent Angel two years in a row. Bieker echoed a commonly held belief as to why Sister was held in such high regard. “She didn’t demand respect, she just got it because she was who she was--a walking saint.” Sister was widely known for spending multiple hours a day in the chapel, prayer books stuffed with names. “She was the most prayerful, positive person. Everybody knew she was a living saint,” Bieker said. “To have an actual saint praying for you, that’s amazing.” Longtime history teacher Michael Laubhan remembers what former theology teacher Tony Brandt said to him about their special connection after Sister’s death in 2003. “He said to me, ‘You don’t know how lucky you are. You
Prayer card given to Sr. Giovanni on the day of her entrance into the novitiate July 3, 1935. Next to the lamb in Jesus’ arms she wrote “Me.”
have an angel in heaven.’” Laubhan still remembers the day he met Sister. “It was early morning. There was a burst of sunlight, a glare off the floor, and I heard this voice say to me, ‘Young man...’”
“My loves, my doves, my beautiful ones!” Sister instantly became a mentor to Laubhan, and a lasting friendship grew from there. “She was a gift to me. A gift to everybody. She had a lot to offer a lot of people.” Before retiring in 1999, Sister Giovanni gave special gifts to both Laubhan and Bieker. Laubhan was given a crucifix, and Bieker received one of Sister’s personal rosaries. “You would think I’d use it right away, but I didn’t want to get her touch off of it,” Bieker says. Years later, an eagerness to hold on to Sister Giovanni and her memory still exists. Laubhan visits her grave several times a year, Bieker keeps a plant grown from one that once sat in her classroom, and Margot Scobee ‘81 holds fast to a note Sister wrote to her at the end of her Christ Journal: “Keep the faith and spread it.” “Back then it was another mandatory assignment,” Scobee says of the yearly project. “Today it is a wonderful memory.”
“I was there when the sisters saw snow for the first time! I remember we all went outside to celebrate!” -Sandy (Hogan) Rongish ‘81 “That was so fun! To see how excited she was about her snowball!” -Judy Pinaire ‘79
“The Three Mothers”: Sister Eileen MacDonald, Mother Joanne Brummel & Sister Giovanni.
“Oh my angels...and my not-so angels.” “As my dad dropped me off one morning in the circle drive, Sister smiled at us as she walked to the school from the IHM Convent. That afternoon in class one of her intentions was for ‘little girls who are still willing to kiss their daddies goodbye like I saw Erin do this morning!’ I about died as the entire class chimed, ‘Awww!’” -Erin (Gulick) Dresher Dowell ‘90
“Your name is worse than double mud plus.” “She gifted me with a large, beautiful statue of Mary. I still have the statue, 41 years later. What a wonderful faith mentor she was and still is today.” -Kathy (Meyer) Taylor ‘79
Sr. Giovanni with Josh Maze ‘99 & Craig Steven ‘98
“My first encounter with her was my freshman year and she had two football players bent in half pulling them by their ear to the office.” -Therese (Schoenecker) Walburn ‘00
“Rhetorical question, Juniors. That means don’t answer.”
“About 5 minutes into my final, she walked up to my desk and asked me to come see her. When I approached her, she asked that I hand in my test, she told me I was done and handed me a Snickers bar and a rosary.” -Lindsay (Jerman) Kizinkewich ‘01
“Never got a score above a 99, because ‘only Jesus is perfect.’” -Daniel Cavender ‘91
“Sister was a saint living among us!” -Doug Maxwell ‘83
Left: Sister Giovanni works on her schedule for the rest of the year (Spectrum ’83). Right: Sister wearing a pre-1968 version of the IHM habit in California.
“I know you have only had that Big Red in your mouth for *sniff* seven minutes, but spit it out.” “She slapped my “My only demerit in high school cheeks (gently) was from her for chewing gum.” with both hands -Erin (Odette) Kerschen ‘98 and said ‘Angel Face, you chew gum like a cow!’ Then turned and pointed at the trashcan!” -Christie (Shay) Veatch ‘95
“A gum-chewing girl, and a cud-chewing cow.”
“She told my mom that I’d make a great nun and yet at the time I could barely pass her Old Testament class.” -Jen Pajor ‘98
“Turkeys are done. People are finished.”
“My precious juniors, God loves even you,” proclaims Sr. Giovanni. (Spectrum ‘86)
Sr. Giovanni’s personal rosary she gave to Debby Bieker before retiring in 1999.
Sister’s class by far was my favorite religion class my whole 12 years of Catholic school. Still to this day I will not forget Caesarea Philippi. She let me water her plants and told me I deserved an A++ which made my overachieving heart happy. I was lucky that she passed knowledge on to me and, I am eternally grateful for it and knowing her.” -Amanda (Dohrer) Clark ‘00
1. I will motivate students to work to capacity. 2. I will increase the students’ recognition of Christ in themselves and others. -Sr. Giovanni’s Professional Improvement Commitment, 1/16/96
Sr. Giovanni (bottom left) served on the 198889 NHS selection committee. (Spectrum ‘89)
Buying books at orientation, Lori Brown gets some help Sr. Giovanni’s first Bishop Carroll school photo from 1977 (left), and her last photo from the 1999 yearbook (right). from Sr. Giovanni. (Spectrum ‘77)
Sr. Giovanni won the Distinguished Catholic School Teacher Award in 1996.
Re: the difference between ‘ant’ and ‘aunt’: “She isn’t a bug you know?” “She loved my hair so much she Sr. Mary Assunta Maas and Sr. Cora Marie Goenner (‘14) pose with a cardboard would call me “Curly Top”, but cutout of Sr. Giovanni made for the celebration of her 100th birthday in 2013. when I would see her after I got a haircut, she would look at me with such disapproval and tell me she was mad at me. At first I thought she was kidding. She quickly let me know she was genuinely upset that I cut my beautiful curls (her words). After a day or two, she would again call me Curly Top, so I could breathe easily for a month until I got another haircut. To this day, whenever I get a haircut, I ALWAYS think that Sister Giovanni would not approve.” -Tito Labra ‘84
“There is nothing greater than teaching.” “She was a superb teacher, creative and organized. She was able to motivate students to achieve what many thought was beyond their natural capabilities.” -Sr. Ruth Anne Murray, IHM, Principal, Immaculate Heart High School, 6/11/76
“Sister busted me Sophomore year with watermelon Bubblicious and made me spit it right into her hand.” -William Kirkpatrick ‘94
Mike Gann keeps an eye on both Sister Giovanni and the match. (Spectrum ’82)
“Someone may or may not have added ice mint drops to the plants in her classroom and then she spent the entire class period trying to sniff out who had gum.” -Keith Heier ‘97
2019-2020 BC Annual Fund Alumni Donors
Celebrating 57 Years of Catholic Education
The mission of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School is to assist parents in forming Disciples of Christ who enrich the culture as stewards of God’s gifts. We are incredibly grateful to all those who continue to support our mission and our school.
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Edward & Nancy Hampel* Leslie (Renfro) & Stan Logsdon John & Linda Rice* Brenda (Wilkerson) & Larry Schuckman ‘76
“I’m proud to be an alum. I was a Freshman when the new building opened. We were the first class to be there all four years, and we felt like trailblazers. It’s great to see how good BC is doing in all areas.” -Tim Eckberg ‘68 Mike & Connie (Rau ‘69) Larkin Richard & Ruth (Simon ‘69) Oliverson Marlene Patrick* Mary (Karcher) & Leo Welters CLASS OF 1969 Rene (Knolla) & Dan ‘70 Bauer* Kip Emrich* Donald Girrens* Donald & Marilyn Klausmeyer* Petrina (Krimm) & Ronald Morley*
Jeane (Lipke) & Rob Hoffman Mark & Mary Alice Johnson* James & Janet Koester* Dan & Trish Peters Rev. Kenneth Schuckman* CLASS OF 1974 Brian Elderton* Robert & Deanna Girrens* Fred & Chris Gorges* Sharon (Miller) & Jim Hagan
Frank & Teresa (Felts) Sullivan* Valerie Wiseman & Thomas Smith* CLASS OF 1976 Sally (Spencer) & Gregory Cannata* Paula (Hilger) & Allen Clouse Dana (Rosell) & Larry Fugate* Mike & Vicki (Selenke ‘77) Graf Ellen (McFarren) & Ed Leis* Greg Lohkamp Anthony & Sara Morrow*
Debra (Van Haverbeke) & Robert O’Dell Jerry & Cindy Oltmanns* Emily (Aaron) & William Pischnotte Sheila (Duncan) & Sky Pursell CLASS OF 1977 Cathy Brady Kay (Fagan) & Charles Bruce* Mike & Tammie DeRee* Ann (Renfro) & Curtis Dorn* Becky (Seiler) Dugan* Tina (Chew) & Ron Lee* Donald & Joyce Patry* Carole (Testa) & John Scott Gretchen (Goebel) & Michael Sharp* CLASS OF 1978 Rick & Lorrie Alvarez Becky (Eck) & John Brummett Mark & Shari Darland* Gregory & Karla Faber Raymond & Kim (Zimmerman ‘82) Frangenberg* Lisa Gonzales & Robert Clement William & Caroline (Pahls ‘79) Ha* Janelle (Brake) & Dennis Halstead Lori (Lauer) & Kent Linnebur* Joleen (Leiker) & Robert Lorg Alan & Lori Lubbers Susan McFarren & Pancho Bustos* Carlos & Karen Morgan Greg & Monica Peter* Katie (Baxter) & Frank Rajewski Cindy (Brown) Schauf* Rhonda (Reibenspies) & John Schock James & Judy Stroot Joanne (Harris) & Mark Tallman CLASS OF 1979 Kelli (Todd) & Gregg Blanchat Connie (Testa) & Eric ‘80 Borland Sonya (Steele) & Donna Brinkman* Kari (Kanngiesser) & Steven Conant* Sheila (Morgison) & Robert Gable* Judy (Chippeaux) & Bret Garrison* Angie (Stadler) & Mike Holladay Joel Kelley David & Jolene Mainzer Earl & Kathy Mies* Ann (Hohl) & Gary Mondry Donna (Seiler) & Bill Quaney* Cathy (Thimmesch) & Guy Schroeder* Frances (Oliverson) & David Shimp CLASS OF 1980 Brent & Cathy Dewey* Charles & Donna Ewy Jane (Kincheloe) & John Hermann* Jeffrey & Ronnie Leonard* Roger & Nora Mies
Bob & Anne Simpson* CLASS OF 1981 John & Jacqueline Buchanan* Diane (Degenhardt) & Wayne Drouhard Mark & Michele Lyle Dan & Kelly Morrow* John & Mary (Brake) Reed Linda (Suellentrop) & Frank Schulte* James & Janice Simpson* CLASS OF 1982 Paul & Melissa Faltermeier Kaleen Farran Rick & Rhonda (Robben ‘89) Hageman* Marge (Voegeli) [Below, second from left] & John Meyer
Matt & Christy (Jimenez) Weber Sue (Schippers) Zwiesler-Walker & Tim Walker* CLASS OF 1987 Dan Beat [Right] Dave & Amy Degenhardt Michelle (Springob) & Joe Dold Robert & Sandy Duling Matt & Debra (Loehr) Gann Mario & Victoria (Tejeda ‘94) Navarro Kristen (Good) & Scott Pforr CLASS OF 1988 Tom & Tara Baalmann* Julian & Amy Guerra* Susan (Maybrier) & Bret Hastings
Jennifer (Suellentrop) & John Lines Cicily (Goreham) Louison Becky (Iseman) & Kurt Smith*
Andy & Aly Kowal* Josh & Megan Lane Maira (Lopez) & Esteban Silva* CLASS OF 2002 Laura (Feldkamp) & Mark Davis Mickey & Sara (Koetz ‘03) Lara Joe & Lisa Metzen* Aaron & Meagan Snook Jeff & Theresa (Stump ‘03) Timmermeyer* Eric & Candice (Oltmanns) Urban CLASS OF 2003 Laura (Israel) & Joel Ingrim* Krister & Amber (Kirkbride) Johnson* John & Ashley (Simpson) Ross* Andy Stecklein* CLASS OF 2004 Ryan Feldkamp Alesan Nase Lisa (Quaney) & Aaron Schwaiger* CLASS OF 2005 Stacy (Valentine) & Joe Marshall
“I immersed myself into BC as a student and athlete, but the life-long friendships and relationships that I enjoy today with my ‘87ers’ are the true joy of what BC gave to me. And, of course, the education prepared me for a college journey that was a simple adjustment.” -Dan Beat ‘87 Tony & Ann Neises Chris (Santner) & Mike Ostroski* Mike Suellentrop* Kathleen (Sanders) & Robert Timmermeyer Joseph & Mary Ann Ubert Tina (Todd) & Brent Wiebe CLASS OF 1983 Patrick & Robyn Johnson* Vicki (Loughman) & David Keller* Doug & Lisa Maxwell David & Amy Orcutt Rev. Stuart Smeltzer Julie (Ewald) & Scott Stremel CLASS OF 1984 Brent & Lynette (Childs) Brittain Jane (Seiler) & Terry Gorges
Amy (Oeding) & Brian McEachern* Joyce (Thummel) Stock* CLASS OF 1989 David & Misty Brake Katie (Sachs) & Chris Ebberwein* Peter & Andrea Iseman* Craig & Shawna Lashley* Jennifer (Khoury) & Timothy Lawrence Duane & Kelley (Glover ‘95) Scherer Aaron St. Vrain CLASS OF 1990 Glen & Kelli (Tucker ‘96) Hansard Kristin (Finkeldei) & Sean Hudspeth Jeffrey & Allison Johnston* Heath & Kelli Koehler Jude & Tracy Oxler*
“Giving to Bishop Carroll is a way to say thanks for the education and lifelong friendships I received and means even more now that my kids are part of the BC family.” -Amy (Oeding ‘88) McEachern Christie (Wiesen) & Todd Gottschalk Rachel (Smith) & Kevin Lewis* Rita (Berry) & Stuart Lungwitz* Judy Seiler* CLASS OF 1985 Christie (Sanders) & Mark Berenson Stuart & Tonya Bevis* Cathy (Anderton) & John Dugan* Ann (Iseman) & Michael Walden Greg Werth* Suzy (Elliott) & Michael Wright* CLASS OF 1986 Michael & Sonya Busby Dwayne & Lucinda Dugan Tom & Jo Ellen Martin* Becca (Williams) & Joel McGill* Bishop Shawn McKnight Julie (Arnold) & Mark Simpson* John & Bridget Turner
Kim (Ramsey) & George Palmer* Chris (Rodriguez) & Harold Stimmel* CLASS OF 1991 Clayton & Cheryl (Wapelhorst ‘92) Applegate Matt & Michele Baalmann* Jamie Finkeldei & Nina Lopez* Cathy (Skoch) Mielke Brian & Sarah (Snyder ‘95) Suellentrop* Vince & Misty Vopat CLASS OF 1992 Jason & Elizabeth Brake Carter & Kathy (Vossen) Girrens* Marc & Erin (White ‘97) Haneberg* Bill & Anne (Dix ‘96) Martin CLASS OF 1993 Lisa (Welch) & Jason Becker* Julie Benson* Jaime (Allen) Leyden
CLASS OF 1994 Mark & Tammy Dix Michael & Janet (Ruhl ‘96) Iseman* Michelle Jansen Jason & Kerrie (DeGood) Mayans* Kevin & Lachelle (Rhoades ‘97) Peterson* Gwen (Munk) & Joseph Robben* Patrick & Christina (Pavelski) White CLASS OF 1995 Jennifer (Harding) & Nathan Clair Lisa (Shellhammer) & Shane Waymire Jessica (Stolz) & Joshua Yoakam CLASS OF 1996 Tony Carney Stephanie (Graf) & Cole Golden* Becky (Neises) & Adrian Hopper P.J. (Lewis) & Jared Welch* Stephanie (Stockemer) & Robert Yon CLASS OF 1997 Millie (Voboril) & Chuck Hill Mark & Nicole (Klein) Iseman* Frank & Katherine Tra Katy (Bryant) & Chris Wiebe Jennifer (Stewart) & John Wright CLASS OF 1998 Steven & Kellie Degenhardt* Kelly Graf* Brandon & Kelsi (Rhoades ‘00) Hay Ryan & Kelly (Goebel) Walker Lisa (Eckberg) & Heath Wright CLASS OF 1999 Susan (Anderton) & Matthew McCown* Laura (Voegeli) & Jim ‘01 Rice Sara (Oliverson) & Zachary Steven CLASS OF 2000 Julie (McAnarney) & Cale Carson Danielle (Harding) & Mike Evancho* Emily (Iseman) & Manuel Montenegro Jared & Katie (Rech) Reichenberger* CLASS OF 2001 Chris & Annie Baalmann* Chris & Emily Jaax
Kate (Strunk) & Luke Records* Petra (Elmore) & Glen Shafer Brett & Kristen (Simpson ‘08) Wasinger* CLASS OF 2006 Jared Smith CLASS OF 2007 Seth Harshberger* Annette (Quaney) & Joshua Heimerman* Steven & Shireen Pascal Adrianne Pauly* Maxwell & Krisha Schauf* CLASS OF 2008 Sarah (Rajewski) & Connor McCambridge Stephanie (Harshberger) & Tyler Nordman* CLASS OF 2009 Rev. Drew Hoffman Rev. Clay Kimbro Mark Powell Lucas & Sarah Schippers Trevor Steinbrock CLASS OF 2010 Zachary Nielsen* Andi (Valcoure) & James Watkins* CLASS OF 2011 Stephanie (Quaney) & Zackary Thimmesch CLASS OF 2013 Katherine Dillard James & Cassidy (Pascal) Eck Nickolas & Dakota Garrison Laura Hageman* Gus Henry Paige Lauer Ariann Nielsen* Bailey Wright CLASS OF 2015 Mark Quaney* CLASS OF 2016 Matthew Cooke CLASS OF 2017 Michael Kelso
*Indicates 5 Consecutive Years of Giving
2019-2020 BC Annual Fund Community Support
Celebrating 57 Years of Catholic Education
Connie & Bob Adams Aurelia & Craig Albert* Olivia Allen Jane & Bill Amme Bonnie Anderson Mike & Lynn Anderson Holly & Branden Arnold Bonnie Baalmann* Donna & Aaron Bachman William & Bernie Bachman Angela & William Back Vic & Kay Baier Jane & Keith Balthazor Danny & Cecilia Barrientos BCPO Academics* BCPO Activities* David & Gail Becker* Fred Becker* Michelle Becker* Lisa & Joseph Behrends Digna Benavides Daniel & Barbara Benefiel Mary Benham Sherry & Ed Berger* Teresa & Ned Bergkamp Mary Beugelsdijk* Dan & Renee Biby* Peggy Biby* Rev. Dwight Birket* David & Susan Blasi Renee & Scott Bockover Al & Janice Born* Jim & Nan Bortnick* Phil & Cathy Brady* Maxine Brake* Joshua & Michelle Brewster Donnette Brittain & Rod Howard Martin & DeeDee Brown* Donald & Amy Brugman* Yvonne & Paul Bryan* Hope & Andrew Buessing* Richard & Kathy Buessing Paulette & Kelly Bulloch Darlene Burke Mary Burke Ted & Joni Bush Matt & Becky Bye Tim Byrnes Julie Canfield-Shandy Ron & Bernice Capps* Robert & Mary Carter Harold & Deanna Cartwright* Ramiro & Cheri Castaneda Buck & Connie Cates Christopher & Kim Chacon Shelly Chaffin & Rick Limon Kevin & Kate Christopherson* Bob & Judy Circle Mary Clasen* Ray & Katie Clasen Loren & Amy Clupny*
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Where Our Annual Fund Donations Come From
Most Popular Donation Amount
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Administrative - 3% $257,148 Athletics & Activities - 3% $197,608 Advancement - 1% $69,924 Miscellaneous - 0% $4,973
Jim Simpson’s Painting With Purpose 1981 Grad Says Yes to Creating Diocesan Stewardship Poster Fiat, a Latin word meaning “let it be done” or “yes,” is the theme for this year’s Stewardship campaign for the Diocese of Wichita. And one Bishop Carroll alum, Jim Simpson ‘81, played a pivotal role in the campaign’s development.
Then it was up to Jim to create something where there was nothing before. For him that meant an ongoing thought process that naturally accompanies his work, including a great amount of contemplation about the mindset Mary experienced at the time. While his work often features Simpson was commissioned by the Diocese to create an images such as animals and landscapes that appear more original painting that would serve as the campaign’s poster, timeless, Simpson prefers to capture a specific moment of which itself traditionally serves as a kind of visual shorthand life with his human subjects. And so with this painting in for the Stewardship Way of Life across the entire Diocese particular, Simpson took time throughout the process, he said, for the next year. “to pause and reflect on what she was pausing and reflecting on.” The process began with “a lot of conversation about things that were important to them,” Jim said.
The finished product depicts a vision of Mary full of blues and bronzes, head angled down in pensive thought, a marine detailed veil draped over her head and shoulder. The image “Our vision for the theme this year was the Annunciation immediately impressed Ronnfeldt. “The first time I saw it [and] the quote from Pope St. John Paul II, ‘Mary as [it] brought me to tears. I sent it to [Diocesan Stewardship Mother became the first disciple of her Son,’” said Audrey Director] Fr. John Jirak and his response was similar; he Ronnfeldt, Stewardship Coordinator for the Diocese of said he could hardly breathe, he was so taken with her,” Wichita, who reached out to Jim around the first of the Ronnfeldt said. year to discuss possible ideas for the piece. A positive response to a work of art inspired by Mary’s Jim remembers discussing the vision early on. “‘Mary, the original, world-altering acceptance. Yeses all around. First Disciple’ was there from the get-go.” At that point he started brainstorming different concepts, finding himself To see more of gravitating towards a portrayal of the Virgin Mary that was Jim’s original iconic yet traditional. “We found a match there, and decided artwork, go to to pursue that direction.” jimsimpson.com.
Above: Jim Simpson ‘81 with his painting, “Fiat.” (Catholic Advance photo) Right: The final poster.
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