B&G Alumni Magazine Summer 2017

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5 Letter from the Principal 6 Class of 2017 Graduate Listing 14 Fr. Casey's Corner 15 Letter from the Director of Development Fundraising by the Numbers Financial 16 Recap 17 Benefactor Listing 25 Saying Goodbye to Verot 30 Hall of Fame 2017 31 The Camino 32 Career Day 2017 33 Alumni Notes 34 Alumni Sports 36 Alumni Calendar 37 School Notes PUBLISHED BY

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Normally this missive is written about events at Bishop Verot. I use this time to tout our successes or have you share in our challenges. But this issue is different. This time I am writing to bring each of you back to your memories of Verot, and inviting you to join me in thanks. Our school has been blessed, for over 30 years, by the grace of a very honorable and humble man. While his tenure is coming to an end, his years of service have brought peace and beauty to our campus, support to our students, camaraderie to our faculty, and true joy to the lives of everyone who has had the privilege of calling him a friend. It is with a heavy heart, and a deep sense of gratitude, that I announce the retirement of our beloved, Mr. Bill Stejskal. Throughout our existence, we are inundated with people who come and go from our lives. We all have the power within ourselves to be the best people we can be, but not everyone is consistently willing to use this power for good, and intently follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In my very blessed life I have come across just a few of these exceptional people, but without a doubt, the one who stands above all else is my friend Bill. As you read this letter, I am quite sure many of you are smiling and thinking of your own stories of Mr. Stejskal. His kindness, his genuine concern for every student, his calmness and his serenity (except when on the sidelines of the basketball court), and who could forget his amazing beard. He may have been your guidance counselor, your coach, or most recently, your Assistant Principal. What many of you never knew though, is how he spent every morning in the Verot chapel sitting quietly and giving his life back to God. How he would do anything asked of him without question or complaint. How he would come in early and stay late with no one knowing. How he could say one quiet comment which made everyone laugh, or get so angry he would sink to using words like, "jeez-umpete!" And how he did everything, every day, with no desire for recognition or accolades. He truly lives a life of selflessness and commitment to others. Parents and colleagues would resoundingly agree with these descriptions of Bill, and as they were often blessed with knowing him longer would expound on the sentiments with words like classy, the epitome of morality, a gentleman, compassionate, sympathetic, and someone who cared for all God’s creatures with equal concern and attention. Bill takes the time to really listen to people, rather than moving through life so fast he is only scanning the highlights of conversations. He cares the same about raccoons found on campus as he does for helping a colleague. He worries as much about a dying tree as he does about a failing student. He is a one-of-a-kind who continues to take joy in planting flowers and revitalizing furniture whose history has been forgotten (greybeardrestorations.com). He moves through his days with quiet diligence and never forgets to stop and give thanks for the beauty in every living thing. Bill Stejskal is a rare individual who has spent his life in service to others, and has done so with no reservation nor desire for power or accolades. Everyone whose life he has enriched is better for knowing him, myself included. His days may now be spent in service to a band saw and his beautiful grandchildren, but his genuineness will be his legacy. While no one is perfect, and Bill’s wife will be the first to laugh about a few of these attestations, he is someone who is anticipated with warmth, encountered with a soft and sincere smile, and remembered with class and sophistication. And for those fortunate few, he is our true friend. Please feel free to reach out to him as you are able, and help give back the kindness and sincerity he has effortlessly given to all of us. And join me in thanking him for making so many lives better by simply being a part of them.

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Bishop Verot Catholic High School, building on more than 50 years of tradition and excellence in Catholic education, is a community of faith and learning dedicated to service and centered on Christ. An educational ministry of the Diocese of Venice, Florida, Bishop Verot serves students from southwest Florida as well as international students in a co-educational college preparatory environment. Bishop Verot provides students with opportunities for lifelong learning and leadership, teaching skills for college and values for life.





Non Excidet – “We will not fail” 6



Stacy Andre Abikhalil

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Natalie Alice Acosta

University of Alabama Birmingham, AL

Jenna Rae Algeo † *

University of South Florida, FL

Lillian Louise Allen

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Florencia Almada †

University of Chicago, IL

Thomas Joseph Arcentales † ~ *

Christopher Reese Bine † *

John Wilson Archambault †

Damian Jay Bishop

University of Notre Dame, IN

University of South Florida, FL

Tallahassee Community College, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Morgan James Armitage

Tianna Lee Brooks

Alessandra Chiara Ausset †

Timothy Marion Brooks III †

Sandra Amelia Baumgardner

Wesley Gage Burrow †

Viktor Jeffery Beach

Gunnar Erik Byrd

Melissa Anne Becker

Danielle Viola Cambareri †

Valencia College, FL

University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

University of South Florida, FL

University of Florida, FL

Marymount University, VA


Purdue University, IN

Florida State University, FL

University of Mississippi, MS

Julia Rose Canzano † ~ * Boston College, MA

Brady Cooper Castellano Purdue University, IN

Ava Gabrielle Castiano

Florida SouthWestern State College, FL

Jake Attwood Comisar

Florida Southern College, FL

Santiago Angel Corredor University of Florida, FL

Ivan Elijah Cotto

Florida SouthWestern State College, FL

Cian Patrick Cranfield † Florida State University, FL

Mackenzie Taylor Curcio

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE



Mark Francis Evans

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Bryce John Faubel

Florida Atlantic University, FL

Renate Rose Ferrante † Santa Fe College, FL

Nicole Rachel Fortner-Rodriguez Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Erica Jordan Fouts LIM College, NY

Margaux Emma Fry † * Florida State University, FL

Francesca Maria Fuentes Florida State University, FL

Benjamin Joseph Fullenkamp University of Central Florida, FL

Robert Michael Gaeta

Florida Atlantic University, FL

Gianna Marie Gagliardi

Dante Anthony Curcione † ~

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

University of Florida, FL

Taylor Harley Gagnon †

Olivia Marie Curcione †

Simmons College, MA

University of Florida, FL

Isabella Gamez

Andrea Nahir Damiani Negron †

Gap Year/Figure Skating

University of Arizona, AZ

Kameryn Nicole Gannon

Adam Shea Day

University of South Florida, FL

Florida Polytechnic University, FL

Christina Anastasia Generales † *

Jamie Nicole DeCarlo

University of California Irvine, CA

Florida Southern College, FL

Jennifer Elizabeth Dickey

FSW to Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Lara Alyssa Disuanco † ~ * University of Florida, FL

Samantha Taylor Dombkowski University of South Florida, FL

Hanfu Dong

SUNY New Platz, NY

John Andrew Dwyer

Indian River State College, FL




Allison Diana Gerlach †

University of Central Florida, FL

Lillian Chloe Getgen

University of South Florida, St. Pete, FL

Eddie Nathaniel Gibbons † University of Florida, FL

Bryce Edward-Brian Glasgow Saint Vincent College, PA

Tyler James Goguen

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Jaxon Avery Grant

Ali Hagen Herting

Florida Atlantic University, FL

University of Central Florida, FL

Michael Bernard Green

Thomas Peter Hoolihan †

Valencia College, FL

Florida State University, FL

Ping Guo

Dayna Marie Hurson

SUNY Morrisville State College, NY

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Lauren Elizabeth Haag

Ahad Hussain †

Florida Atlantic University, FL

Johns Hopkins University, MD

Hannah Shane Haefeli †

Alex Robert Irwin

University of Florida, FL

University of Central Florida, FL

Nicholas Rowell Hamilton

Shuxin Aiel Jiang †

University of South Florida, FL

University of California Irvine, CA

Cameron Ann Hargitt

Madison Lee Jozsa

University of South Florida, FL

Florida State University, FL

Bryce Smith Haytac

Reed Samuel Kaserman †

University of South Florida, FL

University of South Florida, FL

Songyan He

Kendall Rose Kaske

University of Central Florida, FL

University of South Florida, FL

John Kevin Healy Jr.

Florida State University, FL

Serena Hope Kauffman †

Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA

Xavier Michael Kelly † Florida State University, FL

Maclane William Keohane

University of New Hampshire Durham, NH

Jeffrey J. Kiesel

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Harry Glenn Kitner

University of South Florida, FL




David Matthew Mahan † ~ University of Florida, FL

Craig Robert Maliva

University of South Florida, FL

John Paul Martin IV

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL

Ciro Martinez III

Saint Michael’s College, VT

Colin William Maw

Virginia Institute of Technology, VA

Isabella Sergia Mayes

Fashion Institute of Technology, NY

Anna Xing Kjoller †

KeeShaurn Jordan McCaulley

Rollins College, FL

Webber International University, FL

Jennifer Leigh Krutky

William Patrick McMahon †

Florida Southern College, FL

University of South Florida, FL

Griffin Eliot Kupsaw † *

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Kerry Patricia Lambert † ~ * University of Florida, FL

Sabrina Rosa Micklisch

Florida State University, FL

Johnson & Wales University, FL

Christopher Alexander Lee †

Beatrice Kay Miner †

University of Florida, FL

Michael James Lemmerman † University of Central Florida, FL

University of Central Florida, FL

Anthony Lee Moore †

Florida State University, FL

Zackary William Liberto

Austin George Mosbach

University of Montevallo, AL

Lake Forest College, IL

Hailey Look

Tallahassee Community College, FL

Nathalie Lorenzo † ~ Berry College, GA

Nazaret Lorenzo † ~ Berry College, GA

Taylor Marie Lukasik † Boston University, MA

Zhibin Lyu

Miami University Middletown, OH

Mindie Otoki Mabry † Harvard University, MA


Robert Kenneth Meyers Jr. Florida State University, FL

Kyle Lorenzo Leddy


Jacob Alexander Meijer

Florida SouthWestern State College, FL


Lauren Vivian Puleo

University of Central Florida, FL

Elena Quinonez † ~ * University of Miami, FL

Mitchell Gilbert Rice † University of Florida, FL

Mark Jeffrey Richards †

Southern Methodist University, TX

Danielle Nicole Rieselman University of Central Florida, FL

Joseph Duncan Munroe

Joseph Stephen Rossi

Hillsborough Community College, FL

University of Central Florida, FL

Kevin Joseph Norton †

Emmanuel Gabriel Routsis

American University, DC

Florida State University, FL

Sydney Elizabeth Nugent †

James Andrew Chambre Rowe

Florida State University, FL

Gap Year/Ice Hockey

Ronald Eugene Oakley III † ~ *

Annick Renee Runyon † *

University of Florida, FL

University of Florida, FL

Valeria Ospina

Bailey Jo Russell †

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Casey Evelyn Owens †

William Florntino Saccone

University of Florida, FL

University of South Florida, FL

Matthew Urso Palmon †

Madeline Brooke Sarnac †

University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

Florida State University, FL

David Austin Peck †

Jared Kenneth Schwartz †

University of Florida, FL

Florida State University, FL

Olin Bell Peck †

Kathleen Patricia Senes

Colorado School of the Mines, CO

Florida SouthWestern State College, FL

Huy Quoc Pham

Florida SouthWestern State College, FL

Dat Ngoc Tuong Phan

Sabrina Marie Sharma †

University of Central Florida, FL

Florida SouthWestern State College, FL

David Douglas Pink †

Florida State University, FL

Benjamin Aaron Fry Pisaris Santa Fe College, FL

Kaitlyn Gabriella Prado-Barker † ~ * University of Southern California, CA

Emily Marie Proce

Florida SouthWestern State College, FL BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE



Nicholas Andrew Shaw

University of South Florida, St. Pete, FL

Zachary James Shupe Santa Fe College, FL

Caroline Marie Snell † University of Florida, FL

Kelsi Marie Snow † University of Florida, FL

Lucia Spinelli †

University of Central Florida, FL

Sarah Jane Springer † Florida State University, FL

Tagg Austin Toscano Capital University, OH

Peyton Anderson Staas Santa Fe College, FL

Nicholaus Joseph Trigleth University of South Florida, FL

Matthew Ryan Streater High Point University, NC

Carmen Joseph Trunkett † Florida State University, FL

Teya Nicole Suico-Leonard

Hillsborough Community College, FL

Kelsey Marie Sullivan †

Stanislav Robert Van Genderen Dartmouth College, NH

University of Central Florida, FL

Katherine Alicia Wallace University of North Florida, FL

Sitong Chloe Sun

Saint Louis University, MO

Jessica Leigh Weeks †

Florida State University, FL

Yihang Tina Sun † *

University of Washington, WA

Alyssa Marie West

Gabriella Shea Swennes

Florida State University, FL

Colin Michael Thompson

Florida Institute of Technology, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Jacob Alan Williams

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Sarah Anne Williams

Seminole State College, FL

James Tyler Williamson

University of South Florida, FL

Yvonne Margaret Wojtas University of South Florida, FL

Olivia Grace Woolam † ~ * Grinnell College, IA

Wangpeng Xie

Michigan State University, MI †National Honor Society * Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society ~ Spanish Honor Society





Fr. Casey’s Corner

he goal of Catholic education really has at its core something going far beyond learning. Even in terms of our religious formation, we so often equate “Faith Formation” with the mere conferring of information. Knowledge of Catholic Culture, knowing the Church, her precepts, her doctrines; knowing about our created world; knowing our history; being steeped in art, literature and history; being on the cutting edge of technology are all integral and indispensable aspects of education equiping young men and women to take their place of excellence in the world when they leave the Verot classroom and enter into life. But at the heart of what we do, and the goal of all of these endeavors, I believe lies in one word: Encounter. At the heart of Catholic education lies a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. A line from Pope Benedict XVI often invoked by his successor, Pope Francis tells us: “Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction”. This is the aim of all we do at Bishop Verot, to lead our students to have an encounter with Christ—not a vague idea, but a person who loves them radically, makes them heirs to God’s kingdom, and empowers them to share his love with others. This has been a year of blessed encounter. We began welcoming our large freshmen class who encountered Christ in the poor through acts of Christian service, moments of sharing, and an intense encounter with the Eucharistic Lord in the middle of the senior courtyard. Over one hundred Verot students have experienced the unique encounter with Christ provided in our “Live Jesus” retreats this year as they shared with one another their own need for Christ in their lives. Our students have participated in events both locally and nationally where they have stood up for those too weak to speak for themselves, the impoverished, the elderly, and the unborn. Our students have completed over 13,000 hours of Christian service to their school and to the larger Fort Myers / Lee County community. We have gathered as a school community to celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice of Jesus Christ fourteen times, and every day a portion of our school population has taken time during Flex to encounter Jesus in word and sacrament. These are just some of the ways Verot has facilitated an encounter with Christ in the lives of our students this year. As we see off another graduating class into the world, it is extraordinary to see them joining the ranks of Verot Alumni whom we all pray have experienced the unique encounter with Jesus Christ provided here by an exceptional faculty and staff. Knowing we never truly stop being a part of the Verot Family, it is my sincere prayer we are able to take the encounter we have had with Christ here, experience Him anew each day, and lead those around us to also have an authentic encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, and the encounter brings a positive change to our world, who desperately need what Christ has to offer. Thank you Verot family for all you do. Live Jesus! BV




A letter from the Director of Development My Fellow Vikings, Another school year has come and gone. The class of 2017 was the first 1:1 iPad class. The significance is the technology innovation and the continued educational excellence Bishop Verot provides our students. In just four short years the iPads have been completely woven into the fabric of our school. This accomplishment was due in large part to generous donations, unparalleled vision, and the dedication of the finest faculty and staff in Lee County. Beyond this milestone, we had a banner year of fundraising and community outreach. Our Raise the Roof raffle exceeded its goal and the Bishop John J. Nevins gymnasium has a new roof that will protect the gym for many years to come. Our 5k race was another “friend”raiser success, and the 5th Annual Gala & Auction-An Evening in Paris again exceeded our goals and expectations. Additionally, our Viking P.R.I.D.E. parent organization had another successful year raising much needed funds to be used in the classrooms. We were able to provide grants to many of our departments for needed items to enhance the student experience in the classroom and beyond. All of these events throughout the school year succeed because of our parent, student, alumni, staff, and friend participation. We cannot do any of this without you, thank you! In this issue of the B&G you will see the financial year in review. Thank you to all of our supporters for your generosity. With your help Bishop Verot will continue to be the leader in education excellence in Lee County. If you haven’t already, please consider a gift to Bishop Verot Catholic High School today. And as always, please keep Bishop Verot Catholic High School in your prayers. Non Excidet,

Gina Lombardo Director of Development If you are not a regular reader of the B&G please let us know and we will add you to our mailing list. Please email address updates to communications@bvhs.org.






670 Students 6,289 Alumni


of students go on to post secondary school


of families have demonstrated need of nearly $1 million

students received donorfunded scholarships and other aid in fiscal 2016-2017


Average SAT Score

FUNDRAISING BY THE NUMBERS $275 $923,517 $532,790 Average Alumni Gift

General gifts



Gifts In Kind

Revenue from Fundraising $2,425 STEM


$3,525 Memorial Funds


Gifts for Adopt-a-Student

BVHS ENDOWMENT FUNDS held at the catholic community foundation of southwest florida

Market Value as of March 31, 2017: $1,549,952.00 funds included in the endowment:

The Bishop Verot High School Foundation Fund – Est. 1995 Income from the fund is used to support the operation of BVHS. Jacob Alderman Memorial Scholarship Fund – Est. 2003 Income used to provide financial assistance for a needy student to attend BVHS. Diana D’Olica Scholarship Fund – Est. 2017 Income used to provide financial assistance for a needy student to attend BVHS. Joseph Grabsch Scholarship Fund – Est. 2005 Income used to provide financial assistance for worthy students to attend BVHS. Cark Kistel Memorial Scholarship Fund – Est. 2000 Income used to provide financial assistance for a needy student to attend BVHS. Judy Springston Scholarship for the Arts – Est. 2014 A partial scholarship for a student wishing to focus on the Arts.



John and Mimi Hotchkiss Scholarship Fund – Est. 2004 Income used to provide financial assistance for a needy student to attend BVHS. Preferred use is to provide scholarships for strong academic minority students, however it is not requires that the award go to a minority student. Rob Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund – Est. 2000 Income used to provide financial assistance for a needy student to attend BVHS. Edward and Esther Kuss Memorial Scholarship Fund – Est. 2010 Income used to provide financial assistance for a needy student to attend BVHS. Dick Stahl Memorial Scholarship Fund – Est. 2008 Income used to provide financial assistance for a needy freshmen from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Spirit of 1974 Scholarship Fund – Est. 2011 Income used to provide a scholarship for a well rounded high academic needy student.


Lifetime Benefactors Founders Circle $500,000+ Mrs. Marjorie Anderson Anonymous (1) Mrs. Diana D'Olica Mrs. Mary Q. Eller Mr. Leonardo Santini Southwest Florida Community Foundation Mrs. Cookie Swanson

De Sales Society $200,000+ B.V.H.S. Raise the Roof Raffle Church of the Resurrection of our Lord Mr. and Mrs. Robb Smith Mr. Eric Weise

Assisi Society $100,000+ Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Inge St. Francis Xavier Parish State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

St. Cecilia Circle $50,000+ B.V.H.S. Academic Boosters B.V.H.S. Athletic Boosters Mr. and Mrs. John Boler Mrs. Alice A. Burnett Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Dwyer Edison National Bank Mr. Curt Hackett Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hafele Mr. and Mrs. John Hotchkiss Mr. and Mrs. Al Krause Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Lee Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Middendorf Dr. and Mrs. David M. Reardon Mrs. Rica Richardson Ms. Margaret E. Ritchie Mr. and Mrs. Dwight R. Sedgwick Sexton Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Brett Shannon St. Andrew Parish

St. John XXIII Catholic Church Mr. and Mrs. Duane R. Swanson Carol Jo Vecchie Memorial Foundation

Legacy Circle $20,000+ B.V.H.S.Yearbook Dr. and Mrs. Jack G. Beaulieu Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Bilski Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Bretton Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Brueck Dr. and Mrs. John S. Bruno Dr. and Mrs. Peter Curcione Mrs. Katherine Dougherty Dr. and Mrs. John S. Fifer G. L. Homes Mrs. Barbara Garratt Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Halucha Mr. and Mrs. Marty Harrity Mr. and Mrs. Kim P. Hart Dr. and Mrs. Lowell L. Hart Mr. and Mrs. Earl P. Holland Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huether Mrs. Linda Jones Mr. Stan Kashnig Dr. and Mrs. Michael Katin Mr. Robert J. Kretschmer Mr. and Mrs. William E. LaMothe Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lause Mr. Leo LeBlanc Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Linnehan, Jr. Mr. Pete Odell Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Pirrello Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Pritchett III Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ray Dr. and Mrs. James A. Reeves Mr. and Mrs. John Sheppard St. Columbkille Church St. Columbkille Thrift Store St. Katharine Drexel St. Leo Catholic Church Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Vecchie Vein Specialists at Royal Palm Square, Inc. Rev. Raymond J. Wahl Mrs. Joan M. Weiffenbach Mrs. Catherine Yakimchick

Valhalla Circle $10,000+ Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. John R. Anthony Ascension Church

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Aurelio Mr. and Mrs. William D. Baker Bank of America - Sheila Jeffrey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Batson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Boisvert Mr. Steve Boron Dr. and Mrs. Patrick S. Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buntrock Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Carrasquillo Chico's FAS, Inc. Classic Basketball, Inc. Mr. Joseph Crimaldi Mr. Lee J. Crowther Mr. Richard R. Del Favero Doc Ford's Restaurant Mr. and Mrs. Robert Farnham Dr. Rick Fernandez Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fletcher Mr. Rodney Godwin and Mrs. Sally Bohn Dr. and Mrs. Mason Goss Dr. and Mrs. Paul G. Grumbach Mr. and Mrs. Adam L. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hall Mrs. Helen Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hooper Mr. and Mrs. John G. Huether IBM Dr. and Mrs. Abbott Kagan Mr. and Mrs. Noopie Khemkhajon Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knox Mr. Hyuk Sub Kwon Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Kyle Drs. Paul and Judy Liccini Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Lozano Dr. Constantine Mantz and Dr. Christina Hodges Dr. and Mrs. Ricardo Maribona Drs. Charles and Cynthia McCurdy Mr. and Mrs. Quinton McNew Mr. and Mrs. John Naumann Orthopedic Specialists Our Lady of Light Church Our Lady of Mercy Mr. and Mrs. David A. Owens Dr. and Mrs. John M. Petersen Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Rieck Dr. Jasper Rizzo Rotary South Mr. and Mrs. Reid R. Schaefer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Mr. Christopher J. Shields St. Cecilia Catholic Church St. Isabel Parish Mr. George C. Steckel Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Steenhausen Mr. and Mrs. William A. Stejskal Drs. Douglas and Teresa Stevens The Bunny Foundation Mr. Ron Throgmartin


Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Tienstra Mr. and Mrs. Terry Tincher Dr. and Mrs. Joel Van Sickler Mrs. June Verona Wells Fargo Dr. and Mrs. Steve West Mrs. Helen T. West Mr. Robert Wigley Mr. Joseph N. Wyble Mr. and Mrs. Ronald York

Platinum $5,000+ Anonymous (4) Mrs. Evelyn A. Allen Mr. and Mrs. James K. Arnold Mr. Raymond Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Geoff M. Becker B.V.H.S. Class of 2005 B.V.H.S. Summer Enrichment Class - John McMurrin Cellular One of SW Florida Dr. and Mrs. Nelson L. Charles Class of 1999 Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Cook Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Corso Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cull Dr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Cullen Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Danehy David Plummer and Associates Dr. and Mrs. Edward R. Dupay, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eisenman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Fair Mr. Philip Fenner Florida Cancer Specialists Mr. and Mrs. E. Ray Floyd Mr. and Mrs. William Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gargano Mr. and Mrs. Scot D. Goldberg Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Gregg Mr. and Mrs. Dennis G. Harrelson Mrs. Chrisanna Harrington-Wright Health Force Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holmes Mrs. Laura A. Holquist Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holway Mrs. Patricia Huether Mr. Sid Jacobsen Mr. Timothy M. Janson Mrs. Denise A. Keating Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Keys Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kiddy Dr. and Mrs. Brian K. Kim Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kirby Dr. and Mrs. F. Richard Kirley Mr. and Mrs. Kit A. Klingensmith Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Kordonowy



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Saying Goodbye to Verot…In His Words Mr. Bill Stejskal ’71 "A few years ago, I gave a rather uncharacteristically and emotional account of how I ended up at Verot, through the grace of Mike Gill, then Principal Fr. Tom Hopkins, and the Good Lord. I was traveling over the Whiskey Creek Bridge in my little green VW, windsurfer on top, a token of my job at the time, when I know God spoke to me. Of course, this was after much discernment with my wife, Candi. But, at that moment crossing the bridge, I knew taking the job at Verot was the right thing to do. However, I would have bet heavily at the time I would not have stayed here for over 30 years. While admittedly at this point in time, I am not sure if it is God talking to me or my internal clock, probably a bit of both, I know it is time for me to seek a new challenge at this stage in my life and move on. Undoubtedly, Verot has been like a second home to me and my family. For so many, many reasons, I have been truly blessed to have found this to be my place of calling during these years. What a magnificent profession – being a teacher, a coach, an educator. Where else can one have the opportunity to make an indelible impression each and every day upon the greatest gift we have – our kids? Where we have the ability to make a child who is having a really bad day – smile; where a child who may be feeling very much alone – feel loved and valued; where we might be the most meaningful person in a child’s life, be it for a day, a year, or perhaps forever. Besides a parent or grandparent, who can do this? But with this comes an enormous responsibility and challenge. There are those days when, as Dr. Denison would say, we know we aren’t bringing our A game. It is in those moments I can only encourage you to look to the original teacher for His inspiration, His direction, perhaps just His ear, and then – listen. It seems as I am getting older, I am doing a lot more listening. I have also been blessed to have had the opportunity to do a lot of different things while working here so I have experienced the school from many different perspectives. As a result, I have tried to live by these two principles: Be long on praise and support and be short - very short - on criticism

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his year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Athletic Hall of Fame where we have proudly inducted 38 studentathletes, coaches, volunteers, and state champion teams into this special community. After extensive discussion, it was decided to extend the consideration of inductees to include not only those involved with athletics but all individuals who have had an impact upon our Bishop Verot community, thus making it an all-inclusive Bishop Verot Catholic High School Hall of Fame. On May 20th, during the Class of 2017 Graduation


Ceremony, the first members of this elite family were celebrated. For the first 48 years of its existence, Bishop Verot Catholic High School was administered by a religious order. As the inaugural inductees, it is only fitting to recognize the two religious Orders who served in this role during those years. The Franciscan Sisters of Alleghany, New York and the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales were the first to be inducted into the Bishop Verot Catholic High School Hall of Fame. The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, New York, were present at the school from 1962 through 1982,


beginning with Mother Bernard Mary as Principal from 1962 – 1966 and culminating with Sister Mary Rose Watkins, who was Principal from 1972 – 1982. It is one of the reasons why St. Francis of Assisi is considered to be one of our school’s patron saints. In 1982, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales began their tenure at Verot, beginning with Rev. Joseph Toner, who was principal from 1982 – 1984 and ending with Fr. Chris Beretta, who led the school from 2003 – 2010. St. Francis de Sales is also recognized as a patron saint of our school.


During these two periods of leadership and administration, we were blessed not only with sisters and priests who led the schools as principals, but who were phenomenal teachers, coaches, and mentors to hundreds of students. Sr. Jeanne Williams, former Verot teacher, represented the Franciscan Sisters of Alleghany and Fr. Chris Hudgins, former Principal, represented the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales for the induction ceremony. Both were presented with a congratulatory proclamation and a plaque to be displayed on the new Hall of Fame Wall in the Main Office. BV


s the men had the Nazarite Challenge during November, the ladies were looking forward to a similar opportunity for them this spring. Students were invited to participate in a spiritual journey, led by Ms. Macke, called the Camino. As Christian women, they would embark on a special journey to discover what it means to be a woman in today’s world. The Camino (which also means The Way) was structured around the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The weekly discussions would introduce a virtue and give the ladies an opportunity to reflect upon how they can embrace it. The group also shared their Lenten commitments, holding each other accountable. They were encouraged to examine their worldly attachments and consider how a Lenten sacrifice could make more room for Christ in their hearts. “The Camino was something I would look forward to every Thursday morning. It was worth sacrificing sleep to learn about the cardinal virtues and just be able to talk amongst each other. One of the nicest things was learning a meaningful way to pray I can use in my daily life to feel closer to Christ. I would encourage any girls interested to join next year.

One of the neat perks is you get to wear sandals for a whole month!” - Nazaret Lorenzo ’17 Students who chose to participate were asked to commit to daily prayer, make a Lenten sacrifice, share their faith with others, and wear sandals during this time as a sign of their Camino. Meetings took place once a week before school in the Chapel. At the participants’ request, the meetings were extended by an additional two weeks, as the students enjoyed this special time of sharing and prayer. BV




Career Day 2017 Choosing a career can be extremely difficult, especially when you are a high school student. The Guidance Department offers an opportunity each spring helping students better understand some of the careers they may be considering. With over 25 presenters representing professions such as Architecture, Nursing, Broadcasting / Journalism, Engineering, Informational Technology, and Actuarial Science, students are able to better understand their areas of interest. In a small group setting, students may ask questions as well as learn about education requirements and challenges.



While the invitation to present is open to everyone, it is always most impactful when our alumni return to tell their success story. This year, we were pleased to welcome nine alumni back on campus. For one alumnus, the experience was especially meaningful as it was at Career Day during her time as a student she made the choice to pursue a Marketing career. If you are interested in participating in next year’s event, please contact Deanna Breen at deanna.breen@bvhs.org. BV


Andrew Grinsell '09

Alyssa Collier '12

Andrew Jon Grinsell ’09 graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He will go on to Norfolk Naval Station to complete a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency while serving as a lieutenant in the Navy.

Keith Ryan '11 Keith Ryan ’11 played collegiate baseball with Keuka College in New York. After graduating in 2015, Keith joined his father in business, starting KWR Enterprises, a home remodeling business specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, and additions. KWR Enterprises is located in Fort Myers, Florida.

Taylor Puls '11 Taylor Puls ’11 and Sean Williams were engaged on March 11th, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. The couple is planning a spring 2018 wedding in the Ft. Myers area. Taylor currently works as a PreConstruction Engineer for Juneau Construction in Atlanta and Sean is completing his training as an F-16 pilot in the United States Air Force.

Alyssa Collier ’12 graduated from The Ohio State University in December 2016 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature and Cultures. She has interned with Turner Broadcasting in Los Angeles, California with their Integrated Marketing Department and completed a study abroad in Cusco, Peru. She is currently working in New York City for Spectrum Reach in their Media Ad Sales Department.

Chryssie Gibson '12 Chryssie Gibson ’12 and Hugo Delapenha ’10 were married in May at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Coral Gables, Florida. The reception celebration was held at the Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami. The couple resides in Miami.






Jessy McLean '16 Emory softball

Thaddeus Ward '15 UCF baseball

In her first season of college softball, McLean started in 27 of Emory’s 38 games and appeared in 33 games total, helping the Eagles to a 25-13 record. The freshman, who mostly played third base, hit .310 with three home runs, 18 RBIs, and 15 runs scored. She was one of only four players on the roster to hit at least three homers, and was a constant presence in the middle of the Emory order.

Ward was used as one of UCF’s top relief pitchers, and played a major role in the Knights’ conference championship and qualification to the NCAA Tournament. Ward pitched 26 times, and recorded a 2.29 ERA over 35.1 innings on the mound. He walked just 12 batters during the 2017. Ward’s baseball exploits continued over the summer as a member of the Matsu Miners of the Alaska Baseball League, one of the top summer leagues in the country.

Lauren Lockard '16 St. Anslem lacrosse Lockard wasted no time in becoming a regular contributor to the St. Anslem lacrosse team. She played in each of her school’s 17 games this past season, including making seven starts. She was one of only two freshmen on the roster to step on the field for every game. A midfielder, Lockard was St. Anslem’s leading freshman in numerous categories, including ground balls, caused turnovers, and draw controls.



Richie Nizza '15 Florida State College at Jacksonville baseball Nizza was an offensive leader for FSCJ this past season. He led his team in home runs (5) and extra-base hits (18), and was among the leaders in categories such as runs scored and stolen bases. He helped the Blue Wave to nearly 20 wins during the 2017 season. Nizza’s efforts at Florida State College were rewarded, as he will join the baseball team at Florida Atlantic University this coming season.




Eric Poland '15 Wagner tennis

Jeff Passantino '14 Lipscomb baseball

Wagner tennis put together a winning record in the spring, thanks in part to the play of Poland. Poland played primarily at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Seahawks, and won eight of ten singles matches during a stretch in March and April. He was even more of a threat in doubles play, where he went 10-2 during the spring. In conference play, Poland and his partner recorded a 5-1 record.

Passantino saw a dream come true on June 14, as he was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 40th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. One of the best pitchers in Verot history posted another stellar season before his selection. The righthander’s 3.09 ERA was the best amongst the team’s starters, and he also logged team-bests in strikeouts (95) and starts (15). He was honored by the Atlantic Sun Conference as a Second Team All-Conference selection. Only one pitcher in the nation walked fewer batters per inning than Passantino, whose ratio of strikeouts to walks was also second best in the nation.

Evan Dougherty '14 Palm Beach Atlantic baseball After transferring to PBA from Duke, Dougherty immediately became a mainstay in the Sailfish lineup, as he was one of two players to play in and start every game. The outfielder scored a teamhigh runs, and recorded 12 doubles, four triples, and two home runs. He was also second on the team in hits and was a dangerous baserunner, shown by his 20 stolen bases in as many attempts. Dougherty was also surehanded in the field with a .985 fielding percentage.

Jesse Mitchell '13 Mount Olive lacrosse Mitchell finished his college lacrosse career well, scoring a career-high 15 goals to help Mount Olive to an 11-5 season. His second to last game was among the best in his career, as the attacked scored five goals in a 24-5 victory over Lees-McRae. In the 13 games he played in, Mitchell scored a goal in eight of the contests, and recorded a point on eleven occasions. He finished his Mount Olive career with 41 goals and 17 assists.






Nick Rivera '12 FGCU baseball

Daniel Vogelbach '11 Seattle Mariners

Rivera had a storybook season in his final year of college baseball. The senior was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, and played a crucial role in winning the conference championship and sending FGCU to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Rivera, whose 20 home runs were among the top ten in the nation as of press time, led FGCU to a tournament victory over Michigan by belting two home runs in the Eagles’ first ever NCAA Regional game.

Vogelbach has split time this season between the Mariners and their triple-A affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers. He drove in the first Major League run of his career in his season debut on April 23, recording an RBI single in Seattle’s 11-1 victory over the Oakland A’s. That game marked the beginning of the second season in which he has logged MLB time. In Tacoma, the first baseman hit eight home runs with 34 runs batted in as of June 9, and had recorded an onbase percentage near .400.

ALUMNI CALENDAR Homecoming Alumni Tailgate Please plan to join your fellow alumni at the annual Homecoming Tailgate on Friday, September 29th. The event will take place in the main building in the senior courtyard and begins at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required for this free event. Registration information will be available at bvhs.org/alumni-tailgate in late August. For more information please contact the Development Office at 239-274-6730.

Class of 1977 Reunion The 40 year reunion is currently being planned for October 20 - 21, 2017. Anyone interested in helping or organizing this event or for more information, please contact Randy Zavada at rjz7781@yahoo.com.

Class of 1997 Reunion The 20 year reunion committee plans to hold the reunion in conjunction with Homecoming 2017 weekend (September 29 30, 2017). For more information and to help with the planning, please contact Alison (Chuplis) Petersen at achuplis@aol.com.

Class of 2008 Reunion Class members are currently in the planning process for a 10 year reunion. If you are interested in helping with the event organization, please contact Eva Dupay at evadupay@yahoo.com. Correction from the spring edition: Señor Ed Boulton would love to hear from his past students. His corrected email address is ejbou9@embarqmail.com.

Please send any upcoming reunion information to patty.holmes@bvhs.org for future B&G publications. Thank you!




Coseglia Scholarship Winner Congratulations to Eddie Gibbons, this year’s recipient of the Catholic Community Foundation’s Coseglia Scholarship. Eddie is a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, where he is active in the Youth Ministry and is an Altar Server. He also traveled this past summer to World Youth Day in Poland with the Diocese of Venice. The scholarship will help Eddie as he begins his college studies at the University of Florida.

Aquaponics…The Fruits of our Labor This spring, students began harvesting their vegetables from the Aquaponics garden. This plentiful harvest included tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, beans and tilapia. Catholic Charities extended an invitation to families to join us for a prepared meal with these foods. The Theology Department led the efforts to make this a great experience for all those involved.

STEM Team Earns 1st Place The STEM team competed in the final event of the Southwest Florida STEM Tour, the FGCU Sunchase Solar Go-Kart Race, this spring. The team earned 1st place for presentation, 1st place for the speed race, 2nd place in the relay race, and won the overall championship. The Vikings also finished in 1st place overall for the 2016 - 2017 Southwest Florida STEM Tour competition for the 4th year in a row.

American Sign Language Students Compete American Sign Language students competed in the Lee County Language Fair. Students competed in the Entertainment Division, creating ASL music videos, the Multi-Media Technology Division, creating an ASL game, and in the Art Division, creating 2D and 3D art. Tagg Toscano, Jennifer Dickey, Teya and Kenzie Leonard, Brianna Guerrieri, and Nicole Pagan all received an Excellent for their music videos. Alex Quattrone and Peyton Clark received an Excellent for their ASL game creation and Kinzie Luthringer received a 3rd place award for her 3D art.

Two Teachers Retiring Mrs. Gayle Gardner and Mrs. Dana White both said goodbye at the end of the school year. We wish them both many blessings in their retirement.




Model UN Competition The Bishop Verot Model UN competed at the Canterbury Conference this spring. The Verot team won two Best Delegate awards and the Top Position Paper. The two Best Delegate recipients were Olivia Cerretani and Owen Garton and the Position Paper winner was Graham Kupsaw, who received a perfect score. Great job team!

Band and Choir Compete at Festival Disney The Bishop Verot Choir and Band traveled to Disney to compete in Festival Disney, a performing arts competition. The band and choir performed independently and received excellent scores in both difficulty of music and performance.

Scholars Academy Graduates First Class As part of the Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony, the first Scholars Academy students were recognized. These students were challenged with a rigorous academic curriculum as well as developing leadership skills while fostering relationships with non-profit organizations in our community. Scholars Academy students received an Honors Diploma at the Graduation Ceremony.

Celebratory Signing for Senior Athletes Ten senior Viking athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. This celebratory signing day was held in April in the Nevins Gymnasium before a crowd of students, friends, and family. Congratulations to these athletes on their commitment to Division I, II, III, NJCAA and NAIA institutions. Sandra Baumgardner - Marymount University Jake Comisar - Florida Southern College Drew Dwyer - Indian River State College Bryce Glasgow - St. Vincent’s College Teya Suico-Leonard - Hillsborough Community College Zackary Liberto - University of Montevallo Keeshaurn McCaulley - Webber International University Austin Mosbach - Lake Forest College Tagg Toscano - Capital University Olivia Woolam - Grinnell College




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