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The Giving Guide Winter 2017-18 Athletic Guide Alumni & School Notes


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

4 Patty Holmes from the Principal 5 Letter Dr. Denny Denison Letter from the Director of Development 6 Gina Lombardo 8 The Giving Guide 11 Fr. Casey’s Corner 12 Verot Has Come a Long Way 16 Introducing the School Board 17 Winter 2017 – 18 Athletic Guide 44 BV Athletic Booster Club Thank You 47 Alumni Notes 48 Alumni Calendar 49 Alumni Sports 50 School Notes Letter from the Editor

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We Are Verot... A Look Inside As you look through your B&G Alumni Magazine it is my hope you continue to feel a connection and a sense of pride toward your alma mater. And as you will see in this edition, there is a lot to be proud of ! Our cover picture features our 14 alumni staff members being taught by senior Madison Clinger, who happens to be the daughter of alumnus Rusti Clinger ’89. On page 12 read about how these teachers have adapted to the use of technology in the classroom and how much teaching – and learning – has changed from their student days. Dr. Denison makes an exciting announcement in his letter on page 5 about our innovative technological advancements, affirming Bishop Verot continues to be a leader in education – just another reason to be proud of your high school. Be sure to check out the Winter Athletic Guide beginning on page 17. We are excited about the addition of another competitive sport, Girls Weightlifting. You may recognize the head coach as alumnus John Mohring ’02. Coach Mohring, along with his assistant coach Brett Barry ’03, join Randy Zavada ’77, Michael Larrea ’95, and Jessica Kramer ’14, also alumni on the winter coaching staff. The pictures from the 34th Annual Golf Tournament, page 44, tell a story of another successful tournament with many of our alumni supporters joining the fun. Many of our classes are planning reunions and information can be found on page 48, along with pictures from the Class of 1977’s 40th reunion. In School Notes (page 50) you will be proud to see our Lacrosse team volunteering for Irma clean up, the STREAM Team winning awards, and our students coming to the aid for others with the canned food drive and the shoebox project for Operation Christmas Child. And looking ahead, there are some great opportunities

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for our alumni to support Verot. The 1st Annual All Area Catholic Schools 5K Fun Run will be held on January 27th (more information can be found on page 4). The 6th Annual Gala and Auction will be held on April 14th and promises to be another fabulous night you won’t want to miss. There are many opportunities, besides attending, to support this event with sponsorships and Silent Auction donations (more information on page 8). As always, we are most grateful for our alumni support, as you more than anyone, understand what makes Verot great and share the passion for continuing the Verot legacy. And finally, please take a moment to respond to the B&G Alumni Magazine survey. Simply scan the QR code with a code reader or your camera and answer a few short questions to help us make this publication even better! I hope you enjoy this edition of the B&G Alumni Magazine. Patty Holmes Editor Director of Communications

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Letter from the Principal I first started at Verot in 1994 as a teacher in the Math Department. The classrooms were equipped with chalkboards and overhead projectors, students carried binders and textbooks, and the most effective learning spaces were focused on independent study.

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DENNY DENISON denny.denison@bvhs.org director of development

GINA LOMBARDO gina.lombardo@bvhs.org alumni director

MIKE GILL ‘68 mike.gill@bvhs.org athletic director

JASON BAUMGARDNER jason.baumgardner@bvhs.org sports editor

RYAN MURPHY ‘10 Mtxemurphy@gmail.com ADVERTISING INFORMATION LINDA FIORE • 239.690.9840 Linda@ConricPR.com Black & Gold Magazine is published quarterly; fall, winter, spring, and summer by Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Inc. in partnership with CONRIC PR & Marketing|Publishing. More than 6,500 copies are provided to alumni, parents, students, and friends. Every effort is made to keep our database up to date and accurate. If you are a parent receiving this magazine at home in the name of your child, please contact us so we may update our database. All address updates should be made by emailing Patty Holmes at communications@bvhs.org.

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Alumni teachers and staff with a student teaching: Outer circle left to right: Stefanie Hart ’94, Lisa Stevens ’07, John Mohring ’02, Clayton Atkins ’05, Denise York ’82, John Nolan ’89, Mark Latell ’83, Kate Hamstra ’03, Mike Gill ’69, Austin Flores ’08, Bruce Waddell ’02. Inner circle left to right: Orr ’03, Jill Rhone ’03, Madison Clinger ’18, Deanna Breen ’94 Black & Gold Magazine • 239.274.6780 Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Inc. 5598 Sunrise Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33919

As I walk these halls some 23 years later, I am humbled to see the teachers, some of whom I had worked with before, embrace the changes in education. We now know higher levels of learning and understanding tends to occur when students are given the opportunity to become effective role players. In response to this knowledge, teachers have transformed their classrooms from teacher-centered instructional rooms into vibrant student-centered environments where collaboration and communication support the teaching and learning. One of my mentors once said, “If you aren’t moving forward you are moving backward.” Bishop Verot is definitely moving forward. This was recently affirmed when Bishop Verot Catholic High School was given the distinction as an Apple Distinguished School for its complete integration of the 1:1 iPad and the creation and implementation of an advanced learning environment charting a dynamic direction for student learning. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence using Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment. Simply put, as technology continues to transform our world, Bishop Verot continues to grow with those changes, remaining at the forefront of educators offering our students the most state of the art opportunities preparing them for future success. We are very proud of this distinction and thankful for the hard work and dedication of those making it possible. The endeavor to move from textbooks to iPad was a challenge, both physically and financially. We are most grateful for the generosity of those who made the challenge a little less taxing. God has surely blessed us with supporters who share our vision for the future of Bishop Verot and we respond to the blessing by honoring Him in all we do. While we continue to move forward, it is done without losing sight of our mission to be a community of faith and learning dedicated to service and centered on Christ. Our Catholic faith is an integral part of the education with our Catholicity evident across the curriculum. Just as it was 23 years ago during my first tenure, today’s students leave Bishop Verot Catholic High School prepared for their next chapter. Dr. Denny Denison MISSION STATEMENT

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 coeducational college preparatory environment. Bishop Verot provides students with opportunities for lifelong learning and leadership, teaching skills for college and values for life.

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Preparing for the Future My Fellow Vikings,

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” -Neal A. Maxwell In past years, the Bishop Verot Catholic High School Annual Appeal has supported tuition assistance, allowing for families who may not �inancially be able to do so, choose a Catholic education for their children. While this is always an important need, this year’s appeal will bene�it Verot’s campus and its aging facilities.

What makes Bishop Verot special is the sense of community felt by all who enter. And this community is a busy place, with our student body involvement in extra-curricular opportunities at almost 100%. Our students do so much more than attend class on our campus, they participate in over 40 different clubs and organizations, practice and perform in the theater, and train and compete in our �� sports on the �ields and in the gym. At Bishop Verot, community also means supporting one another, and you can see such support at home volleyball or football games with not only the student section packed but also the fan section, with families and alumni cheering on their Vikings. Without these opportunities, Verot would be a much different place and our students would miss a crucial part of their overall education. Our facilities play a key role in the success of our many extra-curricular programs. As the school has evolved over the past 50 years so have our facilities. Perhaps you can remember the days without an athletic �ield, gymnasium, theater, and mac lab to name a few. Or perhaps you were here when one of these projects was completed and can remember the excitement for the opportunities they offered. Imagine a Verot without these facilities now and how it would impact the education of today’s student.

At this time, the turf �ield in Viking Stadium has reached the end of its life expectancy and requires replacement. Viking Stadium is a vitally important part of our campus as it not only hosts Friday Night Lights, it is also home to our Boys and Girls Soccer and Lacrosse teams, Homecoming and Catholic Schools Week events, the annual 5K race, and a safe place to practice for Lee County

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Special Olympians. During the school day it is not uncommon to see a class using this space for a science experiment or a physics project. Our student’s Physical Education requirement is often met with time spent on the turf as well. The replacement will come at a substantial cost, one that cannot be met without the help of our entire community. We are calling on not only our current families but also past parents, benefactors, and alumni to help with this urgent need. For those who have faithfully supported the Annual Appeal in the past, we are grateful. We hope in this very important year we can count on your continued support. For those who have occasionally supported the Annual Appeal or perhaps have never given, we ask this year to be the year you do. Together, we can accomplish great things. Non Excidet,

Denny Denison, Ed.D.

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oday’s Bishop Verot Catholic High School student measures among the brightest in the nation, with SAT, ACT, and Advanced Placement scores well above the national average. Our students are indeed prepared to meet the challenges of a competitive university environment and have the drive and discipline to become the next generation of leaders in the Southwest Florida community and beyond. The cost of educating our students has risen as technology and other factors have dramatically altered the educational landscape. Bishop Verot has strived to limit tuition increases to ensure financial challenges do not become an obstacle for our families. The single most effective way you can ensure all qualified students are able to attend Bishop Verot Catholic High School is through your financial support. There are many ways to support Bishop Verot; your gift of a Catholic education impacts students for the rest of their lives.

Adopt – A - Student

Currently, more than 40% of our families request need-based tuition assistance, with in excess of $900,000 distributed to students. This assistance is not covered by any outside group and must be attained through Bishop Verot’s fundraising efforts. Contributing to the Adopt – A - Student program will allow you to make the greatest impact in the lives of our students by ensuring a solid education in a faith-filled environment. Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $11,750. Consider your contribution in terms of the school year: Pay for One Week

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Endowed Scholarships

The purpose of an endowment is to provide ongoing support for the current and future activities of Bishop Verot and its students. It is, therefore, a perpetual, self-sustaining source of permanent funding. Each year, a portion of the endowment’s earnings are paid out, while the principal is retained for future growth. As a result, it is imperative the endowment grow its investment assets sufficient to support an annual spending stream of the endowment in perpetuity. The two key components required for the endowment to grow are new gifts and investment performance.

Over 200 years of Experience

Bishop Verot currently has ten endowed scholarship funds valued at over $2.9 million, which provide over $100,000 in scholarships each year. Carl Kistel Memorial Scholarship Fund - Est. 2000 Income used to provide financial assistance for a qualified student to attend BVHS. Rob Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund - Est. 2000 Income used to provide financial assistance for a qualified student to attend BVHS.

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Jacob Alderman Memorial Scholarship Fund - Est. 2003 Income used to provide financial assistance for a qualified student to attend BVHS. John and Mimi Hotchkiss Scholarship Fund - Est. 2004 Income used to provide financial assistance for a qualified student to attend BVHS. Joseph Grabsch Scholarship Fund - Est. 2005 Income used to provide financial assistance for a qualified student to attend BVHS. Dick Stahl Memorial Scholarship Fund - Est. 2008 Income used to provide financial assistance for a qualified incoming freshman from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Edward and Esther Kuss Memorial Scholarship Fund - Est. 2010 Income used to provide financial assistance for a qualified student to attend BVHS. Spirit of 1974 Scholarship Fund - Est. 2011 Income used to provide a scholarship for a well rounded, high performing qualified student. Judy Springston Scholarship for the Arts - Est. 2014 A partial scholarship for a student wishing to focus on the Arts at BVHS. Diana D’Olica Scholarship Fund - Est. 2017 Income used to provide financial assistance for a qualified student to attend BVHS. BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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e all have our pet peeves. For me, there is a phrase that will jar me, make me stop, cringe and literally, almost immediately have to hold back anger. The phrase is “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” When used as a rationale for resisting updates or changes, particularly in the Church, it’s a dangerous phrase. Over fifty years ago, St. John XXIII, announced the Church would go through an aggiornamento, an updating.  As a symbol, the Pope opened a window at the inception of the Second Vatican Council, and as he explained, it was time to “Throw open the windows of the Church and let the fresh air of the Spirit blow through.” Many would perceive this “fresh air” as a hurricane. Yet, so many of us see Vatican II and the renewal ensued after as integral to our own experience of Christ and his Church. Verot recently received the honor of being named an Apple Distinguished School. What is setting us apart? Our innovation— renewal, constant assessment, evaluation, and updating.

make sense. Jesus reminds us several times in the Gospel we cannot put “old wine into new wineskins” (Matthew 9:14-17, Mark 2:21-22 and Luke 5:3339). In other words, we must constantly allow our hearts to be open to the renewal the Lord wants to bring unto us. If we allow our hearts to become brittle, we are not fit to contain the newness of life the gospel brings. Being a disciple of Christ means opening ourselves to be renewed by his love daily, rather than only being comforted by a religious tradition.

In terms of transmitting the gospel in the context of education, renewal is imperative. I believe strongly it is a sin to make the gospel boring. It’s an injustice to not show our students Christ brings an abundant, rich, and joyful life. It’s a scandal to show the life of a disciple as one restrained as opposed to free. This is why we must always be looking for new ways for our students to encounter Christ in word, sacrament, service and community.  This school year has had unique challenges,  As I have shared in this column before, yet I have seen the newness one of my favorite passages in Sacred of Christ come to our Scripture are the penultimate words of students is so many ways. Jesus “Behold, I make all things new.”   I have seen students moved (Revelation 21:5) A relationship with to tears in front of Christ Jesus Christ is one which should never in the Eucharist. I have grow stagnant or cold. It just doesn’t seen them pray with one

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another. I have seen them serve Christ in the poor and venerable. I have seen students emerge from dark places into the newness of life found in Christ. It’s a challenge to continually present Christ in new ways, but this challenge has always been integral to the Viking vision. As we begin this new year, it is again a time of renewal and resolution. Let us all as Christians and members of the Verot family take advantage of this time of new beginning to examine the new ways we need to encounter Christ in our own lives. May each of us discover anew what it means to Live Jesus. BV

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ack in 1969, when Coach Gill graduated, there was no air conditioning, no copy machines, no technology of any kind. Research was limited to the World Book Encyclopedias in the library, and everything was handwritten. On the cover are our 14 alumni teachers and faculty members. Representing classes from 1969 to 2008, they offer a unique perspective on the changes from sitting at desks as high school students versus facilitating instruction in the classroom. All of the alumni remember the struggle to manage all the physical materials. Carrying the textbooks, binders, papers, and backpacks across campus and home was challenging. And for the less organized there was the constant challenge of keeping material together and having it in the right place at the right time. Time was spent handwriting papers, highlighting textbooks, reviewing lecture notes. Material was taught from a textbook with very little outside influence.

When I think about how classroom technology has changed since I was a student, three things jump out at me: lockers, textbooks, and backpacks. I remember the scramble, the mad dash of those impossibly short four minutes between classes. As a student you had two options, neither of them appealing. You could either cram your backpack to the brim so it would barely zipper shut around the massive tomes you purchased for each class; or you could try your luck with the rat race, rush to your locker, decode the Master Lock like a bank robber under pressure, zip past the bathroom you so desperately needed to visit, just to barely make it through the door of your next class before the bell. Between the daily race and the trudging through corridors and up stairs with 40 pounds of awkward baggage on your back, it was a wonder we could calm ourselves down enough to get any school work done. Now when I see students walking the halls with nothing but their iPad and a drink, I envy the ease with which they have access to a wide world of knowledge and learning experiences. As an instructor, it’s invigorating to know by teaching them critical thinking, digital literacy, and researching skills, I am enabling our students to learn how to teach themselves. Through their use of technology, they become participants in a world of knowledge development rather than simply knowledge acquisition.” Clayton Atkins ’05 The shift in technology prepares students more for the next step. Students learn and retain more because the technology keeps them interested. There are endless possibilities available to teachers to bring the material alive. “Instead of pictures in a textbook, I can now show a virtual tour of a museum or historical site.” John Nolan ’89 Working in isolation rarely happens in the workplace, yet this is how education was delivered – independently learning, sitting quietly at a desk. Working with others to brainstorm ideas is much more real.” Kate Hamstra ’03 I am able to hand the reins over to my students to collaborate on solving real-world application based questions. This new culture of critical thinking and collaboration is necessary in preparing our students for college and beyond. When students graduate Verot, they will have the vital skills to succeed in our fast-paced technological world, only becoming faster by the day.” James Orr ’03

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Our teachers have certainly stepped up to the challenge of transforming the way they teach.When Bishop Verot first started on this journey to completely integrate the 1:1 iPad, our students were in some cases more comfortable with the technology than the teachers. Students are eager to share their knowledge and teach others how to use technology. They are experts in areas many adults are not.” Mike Gill ’69

Being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School proves our teachers are working hard to keep their methods of instruction current and meet the needs of today’s learners. It has not been easy, but our teachers have worked through a challenging transformation as we have undergone this educational paradigm shift. Student performance continues to be the motivator as students embrace the technology and the endless opportunities it offers. The shift to a collaborative work environment prepares students for college and the workforce.

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I had to learn a lot in order to transition to the iPad. One of the goals for us as teachers is to instill the love of learning in our students making them lifelong learners. The rapidly changing technological world pushes both students and teachers to continually learn. As an Apple Teacher, I have a daily opportunity to model for my students my willingness to learn new skills in order to be an effective teacher.� Denise York ’82

To learn more about the implementation of technology in education and our vision for the future, please take a look at our electronic book, Viking Vision. Simply scan the QR code to view and download. BV

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he Bishop Verot School Board is comprised of current and past parents, alumni, and community leaders bringing years of personal, professional, and educational experience to this advisory board. The School Board works with administration, specifically the Principal, in an advisory role on matters pertaining to school policy and planning for the continued growth and success of Bishop Verot Catholic High School. In addition to the School Board

responsibilities, some of the members also serve on areaspecific committees including the Finance Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Development Committee, and the Marketing Committee. We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Paula Hellenbrand and the Honorable Zachary Gill ’98, our two newest members, to the board. Mr. John Clinger serves as the Chairperson, replacing Mary Vlasak-Snell who retired her position this past year. BV

From left to right, our 2017 - 2018 school board with their years of service: Matt Roepstorff ‘03, 3 years; Denny Denison, Ed.D., Principal; Jeff Brown ‘80, 3 years; Caprice Boyd Woodburn, 2 years; Brad Shipley ‘99, 3 years; John Clinger, 3 years; Zachary Gill ’98, new member; Paula Hellenbrand, new member; Jack Martin, 2 years; Marc Taglieri, 2 years. Not Pictured: Anthony Gargano, 6 years; Father Stan Dombrowski, 3 years; Andrew Engelbrecht ‘94, 2 years; Constantine Mantz, MD., 6 years

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2017 BOYS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM

First Row L to R: Darren Vasco, David Kantenwein, Ethan Cossu, Jackson Ames,Treven Figueroa, Nicholas Otzko, Ryan Cloutier, Nathan Larrea. Middle Row L to R: Kevin Reynolds, Jarred Simmons, Marc Cyr, Joshua Heald, Tomas Bickel, Tiernan Dwyer, Charles Hodges. Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach John Mohring, Assistant Coach Quade Marinell, Duane Keohane, Michael Whittaker, Brian Voorhees, Carter Baxmann, John Oliva, Chris Fowler, Head Coach Michael Larrea.

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Michael Larrea ’95 is in his third season as head coach after 11 years as assistant coach. Michael also played soccer while attending Verot. He received his PharmD in 2001 from the University of Florida. His wife Shannon is the Director of Education Technology at Bishop Verot and previously taught in the Science Department for 12 years. Michael and Shannon have two children, Nathan ‘21 and Audriana ‘23.

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2017 Boys Varsity Soccer Schedule Date 11/06/2017 11/07/2017 11/13/2017 11/14/2017 11/20/2017 11/21/2017 11/27/2017 11/30/2017 12/01/2017 12/05/2017 12/07/2017 12/08/2017 12/12/2017 12/13/2017 12/14/2017 12/15/2017 1/09/2018 1/11/2018 1/12/2018 1/16/2018 1/17/2018 1/23/2018 1/25/2018

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Name at Ida Baker High School at Cape Coral High School Palmetto Ridge High School at Oasis High School at Naples High School at Gateway Charter High School Lehigh High School LaBelle High School Fort Myers High School at Clewiston High School Oasis High School at St. Petersburg Catholic High School Gateway Charter High School at Cape Coral High School Mariner High School Ida Baker High School at LaBelle High School Clewiston High School East Lee County High School North Fort Myers High School Cardinal Mooney High School North Port High School South Fort Myers High School

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2017 Boys Varsity Soccer Roster Jackson Ames Carter Baxmann Tomas Bickel Ryan Cloutier Ethan Cossu Marc Cyr Tiernan Dwyer

Treven Figueroa Christopher Fowler – Senior Joshua Heald Charles Hodges – Senior David Kantenwein – Senior Duane Keohane – Senior Nathan Larrea

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2017 BOYS JV SOCCER TEAM

First Row L to R: Elijah Marzella, Dat Truong, Brayden Loughren, Nicholas Fiore, Manuel Jofre. Middle Row L to R: Khang Phan, Manuel Declet, Ryan Dwyer, Derrick Erickson, Guillermo Hernandez, Jr., Joseph Pink. Back Row L to R: Bradley Cook, Alex Coval, Cameron Lynch, Ryan Murphy, Head Coach Jim Reynolds. Not Pictured: Martin Carrere

HEAD COACH JIM REYNOLDS

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2017 Boys JV Soccer Schedule Date 11/13/2017 11/27/2017 11/30/2017 12/01/2017 12/05/2017 12/13/2017 12/14/2017 12/15/2017 1/09/2018 1/11/2018 1/12/2018 1/23/2018 1/25/2018

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2017 Boys JV Soccer Roster Martin Carrere Bradley Cook Alexander Coval Manuel Declet Ryan Dwyer Derrick Erickson

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2017 GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM

First Row L to R: Isabella Wilkerwicz, Ella Sarnac, Isabella Cossu, Burdilla Camron, Lesley Saldana, Elizabeth Quimby. Middle Row L to R: Shayla Merrigan, Brhyde Camron, Lander Peck, Alyssa Verwoert, Ana Beach. Back Row L to R: Head Coach Randy Zavada, Meagan Brown, Nina Gulati, Nicole Gulati, Kara Sullivan, Keara Haataja, Assistant Coach Raquel Madrigal

Randy Zavada ’77 and his five children (’01-’10) are graduates of Bishop Verot. Coach Zavada is beginning his 35th year of coaching, his 20th at Verot, and 13th year as head coach. Over the past 12 years he has brought home 11 district titles, one regional title and has led the Vikings to four State Elite 8 appearances and one Final Four appearance. Randy, and his wife Lora, are graduates of Loyola University of New Orleans.

HEAD COACH RANDY ZAVADA

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2017 Girls Varsity Soccer Schedule Date 11/06/2017 11/07/2017 11/09/2017 11/14/2017 11/16/2017 11/20/2017 11/21/2017 11/30/2017 12/01/2017 12/04/2017 12/05/2017 12/07/2017 12/11/2017 12/12/2017 1/09/2018 1/11/2018 1/16/2018 1/17/2018 1/19/2018

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Name Riverdale High School Naples High School Lely High School at Oasis High School Barron Collier High School Estero High School Gateway Charter High School at LaBelle High School at Fort Myers High School Cape Coral High School Clewiston High School Oasis High School Evangelical Christian High School at Gateway Charter High School LaBelle High School at Clewiston High School North Fort Myers High School Cardinal Mooney High School South Fort Myers High School

Venue Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Oasis High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Labelle High School Fort Myers High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Sherman Complex Bishop Verot High School Sugarland Park Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School

2017 Girls Varsity Soccer Roster Ana Beach Meagan Brown Brhyde Camron Burdilla Camron Isabella Cossu – Senior Nina Gulati Nicole Gulati Keara Haataja

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Shayla Merrigan – Senior Lander Peck Elizabeth Quimby Lesley Saldana Ella Sarnac Kara Sullivan Alyssa Verwoert – Senior Isabella Wilkerwicz

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2017 GIRLS JV SOCCER TEAM

First Row L to R: Brooke Oakley, Alisha Kurian, Isabella Miramontes, Rachel Howard, Sabrina D’Alessandro, Olivia Regan. Middle Row L to R: Katelyn Krupa, Erin Ardesia, Juliet Ringhof, Dinara Smith, Hailey Albrecht, Grace Canzano, Tatyana LaCourse. Back Row L to R: Juliana Taglieri, Gabriella Tuffo, Isabella Sullivan, Abigail Powell, Jessica Hawkins, Emma Hoines, Assistant Coach Raquel Madrigal. Not Pictured: Isabella Saccone, Gabriela Saccone and Head Coach Andy Swett

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2017 Girls JV Soccer Schedule Date 11/06/2017 11/07/2017 11/09/2017 11/16/2017 11/20/2017 11/28/2017 11/30/2017 12/01/2017 12/04/2017 12/05/2017 1/9/2018 1/11/2018 1/19/2018

Time 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

Name Riverdale High School Naples High School Lely High School Barron Collier High School Estero High School Bonita Springs High School at LaBelle High School at Fort Myers High School Cape Coral High School Clewiston High School LaBelle High School at Clewiston High School South Fort Myers School

Venue Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Labelle High School Fort Myers High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Sugarland Park Bishop Verot High School

2017 Girls JV Soccer Roster Hailey Albrecht Erin Ardesia Grace Canzano Sabrina D’Alessandro Emma Hoines Rachel Howard Katelyn Krupa Alisha Kurian Tatyana LaCourse Isabella Miramontes

Brooke Oakley Abigail Powell Olivia Regan Juliet Ringhof Isabella Saccone Gabriela Saccone Dinara Smith Isabella Sullivan Juliana Taglieri Gabriella Tuffo

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2017 BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Gabriel Garcia, Cevian Williams, Andrew Shepherd, Denzel Redd, Sam Archambault, Peyton Heben, T.J. Code. Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach Erik Heben, Noah Brittenham, Kelle Grau, Trace Darby, Head Coach Matt Herting, Joshua Schwartz, Kyle Riemenschneider, Assistant Coach Jeff Rehm Not Pictured: Assistant Coach Casey Breen and Assistant Coach Gus Simmons

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Coach Herting is in his 19th year as the Boys Head Varsity Basketball Coach, where he has had over 400 career wins, making him Verot’s winningest coach. Coach Herting has won more play-off games than any boys basketball coach in the history of Southwest Florida (16 play-off wins). Over the past 15 years, the Vikings have averaged a 78% win record against teams from SW Florida. Verot has won nine district championships in the last 12 years and have been to six Elite 8’s. Herting has been named SW Florida Coach of the Year five times. He has a BA from the University of Sioux Falls (SD) and a MS from Mississippi State University.

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ASST. COACH CASEY BREEN

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ASST. COACH ERIK HEBEN

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2017 Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule Date 11/27/2017 11/28/2017 12/01/2017 12/05/2017 12/08/2017 12/12/2017 12/14/2017 12/15/2017 1/09/2018 1/12/2018 1/16/2018 1/19/2018 1/20/2018 1/22/2018 1/25/2018 1/26/2018 1/30/2018 1/31/2018 2/02/2018 2/05/2018 2/10/2018

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Name South Fort Myers High School at St. John Neumann High School Ida Baker High School at Oasis High School Clewiston High School at LaBelle High School Gateway Charter High School Community School of Naples St. John Neumann High School Oasis High School at Clewiston High School LaBelle High School Wally Keller Classic at Gateway Charter High School at Community School of Naples at Island Coast High School at East Lee County High School at Charlotte High School at Dunbar High School at South Fort Myers High School Fort Myers High School BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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SENIOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS Noah Brittenham

Peyton Heben

Gabriel Garcia

Joshua Schwartz

Cevian Williams

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Peyton Heben – Senior Denzel Redd Kyle Riemenschneider Joshua Schwartz – Senior Andrew Shepherd Cevian Williams – Senior

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2017 BOYS JV BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Fred Schaerf, Brandon Shepherd, Michael DePalma, Andreas Mantz,Wyatt Green. Middle Row L to R:Will Springer, Blake Jozsa, Garrett East, Trent Guttery, Micah Wilkerwicz, Zach Avery. Back Row L to R: Jonah Schwartz, Lucas Tejera, Head Coach Jeff Rehm, Josh Halm, Brandon Peck

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2017 Boys JV Basketball Schedule Date 11/27/2017 11/28/2017 12/01/2017 12/08/2017 12/12/2017 12/14/2017 12/15/2017 1/09/2018 1/12/2018 1/16/2018 1/19/2018 1/22/2018 1/25/2018 1/26/2018 1/30/2018 1/31/2018 2/02/2018 2/05/2018 2/10/2018

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Name South Fort Myers High School at St. John Neumann High School Ida Baker High School Clewiston High School at LaBelle High School Gateway Charter High School Community School of Naples St. John Neumann High School Oasis High School at Clewiston High School LaBelle High School at Gateway Charter High School at Community School of Naples at Island Coast High School at East Lee County High School at Charlotte High School at Dunbar High School at South Fort Myers High School Fort Myers High School

Venue Bishop Verot High School St. John Neumann High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School LaBelle High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Clewiston High School Bishop Verot High School Gateway Charter High School Community School of Naples Island Coast High School East Lee County High School Charlotte High School Dunbar High School South Fort Myers High School Bishop Verot High School

2017 Boys JV Basketball Roster Brandon Peck Fred Schaerf Jonah Schwartz Brandon Shepherd Will Springer Lucas Tejera Micah Wilkerwicz

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2017 GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Savannah Nippa, Chelsea Meehan, Catie Reszel, Jaymee Reszel, Julie Gough, Jaynie Parker, Payton Kramer. Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach Scott Woolam, Claire Woolam, Elizabeth Dinsmore, Charlotte Terry, Angela Ficarro, Margaret Nolan, Mackenzie Kramer, Head Coach Mark Kramer

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Mark Kramer is in his 7th year as the Varsity Head Coach for the Bishop Verot Lady Vikings Basketball team. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Lady Vikings have claimed two district titles. Coach Kramer resides in Ft. Myers with his wife Denise, and their five children; Taylor ‘11, Jessica ‘14, Cassidy ‘16, Mackenzie ‘19, and Payton ‘21.

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SENIOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS Elizabeth Dinsmore

Margaret Nolan

Jaymee Reszel

2017 Girls Varsity Basketball Roster Elizabeth Dinsmore – Senior Angela Ficarro Julie Gough Mackenzie Kramer Payton Kramer Chelsea Meehan Savannah Nippa

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Margaret Nolan – Senior Jaynie Parker Catie Reszel Jaymee Reszel – Senior Charlotte Terry Claire Woolam

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Name Palmetto Ridge High School St. John Neumann High School Riverdale High School at Donahue Catholic Academy at Lehigh High School Oasis High School at Clewiston High School LaBelle High School at Gateway Charter High School at Community School of Naples TBA TBA TBA Cypress Lake High School at St. John Neumann High School Naples High School at Oasis High School Clewiston High School at LaBelle High School Gateway Charter High School Sebring High School Community School of Naples at Palmetto Ridge High School at Lely High School Golden Gate High School

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2017 GIRLS JV BASKETBALL TEAM

Front Row L to R: Jaynie Parker, Madison Vellela, Payton Kramer, Nicoy Jacas. Back Row L to R: Savannah Nippa, Katie Stancel, Lily Rafacz, Emily Broomhead, Coach Jessica Kramer. Not Pictured: Sydney Lanier

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2017 Girls JV Basketball Schedule Date 11/20/2017 11/29/2017 12/04/2017 12/08/2017 12/12/2017 1/11/2018 1/16/2018 1/19/2018 1/30/2018 2/01/2018 2/02/2018

Time 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM

Name Palmetto Ridge High School Riverdale High School at Lehigh High School at Clewiston High School LaBelle High School Naples High School Clewiston High School at LaBelle High School at Palmetto Ridge High School at Lely High School Golden Gate High School

Venue Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Lehigh High School Clewiston High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School LaBelle High School Palmetto Ridge High School Lely High School Bishop Verot High School

2017 Girls JV Basketball Roster Emily Broomhead Nicoy Jacas Payton Kramer Sydney Lanier Savannah Nippa Jaynie Parker Lily Rafacz Katie Stancel Madison Vellela

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First Row L to R: McKenzie Mader, Angela Leddy, Malyia Madden, Grace Butler, Jade Soto, Laura Baumgardner, Natalie Arnold, Brigette Linden, Francesca Haskins. Middle Row L to R: Isabella Shahriari, Bridgette Myers, Abigail Clinger, Samantha Massaro, Ombretta Lubin, Gabriella Perez, Nicole Pagan, Allison Graeber-Witt. Back Row L to R: Dana Wherry, Jessica Gedra, Jordan Breadmore, Assistant Coach Brett Barry, Head Coach John Mohring, McKenna Wherry, Addison Nugent, Sophia Shahriari, Harley Glagow. Not Pictured: Briana Guerrieri, Marisa Guerrieri, Maci Hart, Arianna Paisan

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John Mohring is in his first year as coach of the newly formed Girls Weightlifting team. Coach Mohring has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern and a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from the University of Arkansas. After earning All American Team Honors in 2005 and 2006 for football at Georgia Southern, Coach Mohring signed and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Mohring has joined the Bishop Verot staff as a teacher in the Athletic Department as well as Defensive Coordinator for the Varsity Football team and Head Coach of the Weightlifting teams.

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Jordan Breadmore

Grace Butler

Jessica Gedra

Angela Leddy

Brigette Linden

Ombretta Lubin

Malyia Madden

Samantha Massaro

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2017 GirlsWeightlifting Schedule Date 11/8/20117 11/17/2017 11/29/2017 12/05/2017 12/15/2017 1/09/2018

Time 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:30 AM

Name at Pt. Charlotte High School at South Ft. Myers High School at Ft. Myers High School at LaBelle High School at LaBelle High School at Pt. Charlotte High School

Venue Pt. Charlotte High School South Ft. Myers High School Ft. Myers High School LaBelle High School LaBelle High School Pt. Charlotte High School

2017 GirlsWeightlifting Roster Natalie Arnold – Senior Laura Baumgardner Jordan Breadmore – Senior Grace Butler – Senior Abigail Clinger Jessica Gedra – Senior Harley Glasgow Allison Graeber-Witt Briana Guerrieri Marisa Guerrieri

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2017 VARSITY CHEERLEADING TEAM

Front Row L to R: Casey Hendra, Lillian Alexander, Angelina Mayes, Camryn Cook, Natalie Arnold, Ashlyn Bischoff, Olivia Olmsted, Gabriella Martinez, Camille Salomon, Grace Butler. Middle Row L to R: Lauren Muench, Elizabeth Watson, Harley Glasgow, Leah Bombassaro, Madison Farnsworth, Olivia Galloway, Samantha Clark, Gracie Wall, Sydney Bombassaro. Back Row L to R: Alexandra Schaerf, Kinzie Luthringer, Sofia Feeney, Payton Thomas, Coach Amy Glasgow, Julia Mulder, Kylie Junghans, Brooke Tooley, Kendall Luthringer, Skylar Hart. Not Pictured: Maria Kacoyanis

Amy Glasgow enters her third year coaching at Bishop Verot. Amy was born and raised in Plover, Wisconsin and served in the United States Navy. She works for Cemex USA and enjoys working in the community. Amy and Cris, her husband of 21 years, have three children; Trevor ‘16, Bryce ‘17, and Harley ‘19. Cheering is a big part of her life and she enjoys coaching both the JV and Varsity teams.

2017 Varsity Cheerleading Roster HEAD COACH AMY GLASGOW

Lillian Alexander Natalie Arnold – Senior Ashlyn Bischoff Leah Bombassaro – Senior Sydney Bombassaro Grace Butler – Senior Samantha Clark Camryn Cook Madison Farnsworth – Senior Sofia Feeney Olivia Galloway

Harley Glasgow Skyler Hart Casey Hendra Kylie Junghans Maria Kacoyanis – Senior Kendall Luthringer Kinzie Luthringer – Senior Gabriella Martinez Angelina Mayes Lauren Muench Julia Mulder

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SENIOR CHEERLEADERS Natalie Arnold

Leah Bombassaro

Maria Kacoyanis

Kinzie Luthringer

Payton Thomas

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Grace Butler

Madison Farnsworth

Alexandra Schaerf

Gracie Wall

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Front Row L to R: Sydney Doyle, Rachel Hartig, Alyssa Gnagey, Jenna Contorno, Katelyn O’Halloran, Morgan Leach, Jeanie McCaughey. Middle Row L to R: Isabelle Koll, Olivia Kennedy, Nicole Cordero, Grace Moore, Dayton Gibson, Crystal Gomez. Back Row L to R: Caroline Hudson, Ariana Huisman, Bailey Farnsworth, Coach Amy Glasgow, Madeline Koll, Hayli Gerdt, McKenna Sprecher

2017 Junior Varsity Cheerleading Roster Jenna Contorno Nicolette Cordero Sydney Doyle Bailey Farnsworth Hayli Gerdt Dayton Gibson Alyssa Gnagey

Crystal Gomez Rachel Hartig Caroline Hudson Ariana Huisman Olivia Kennedy Isabelle Koll Madeline Koll

Morgan Leach Jeanie McCaughey Grace Moore Katelyn O’Halloran McKenna Sprecher

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Athletic Booster Club Thank You

Thank you to the many supporters of this year’s golf tournament. In addition to our sponsors and players, a record 296 hole sponsorships were sold, helping in the overall success of this fundraiser.Thank you also to the many businesses and golf courses donating items to the Live and Silent Auction.

1st place – Majestic Landscaping Team

2nd Place – Target Roofing Team

3rd Place – Matthew Miller and Team

Our Sponsors: Church of the Resurrection Doc Ford’s St. John XXIII Orthopedic Specialists Sam Galloway Pepsi Milissa Sprecher Photography Innovative Healthcare Group Target Roofing The Dinsmore Family The Avery Family Becker Enterprises Chuck & Shelley Wimberley Woodson Electric Our Lady of Light Parish Joyce Buck Bobby Watson

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James Orr ’03

Jeremy Baker ’03

James Orr and Andrea Luizzi are happy to announce their engagement. Both Andrea and James have chosen teaching as their career, with James at Verot and Andrea in the Lee County School District. James proposed recently on Andrea’s birthday and the couple is looking forward to all of the excitement of planning their wedding for next year.

Austin Flores ’08

Jeremy and Kayla (Judd) Baker were married in March at The Church of the Resurrection in Ft. Myers followed by a reception at Talis Park in Naples. Both Kayla and Jeremy are Senior Account Executives with CK Advertising, an automotive advertising company. The newlyweds currently reside in Cape Coral with their black lab, Costa.

Austin Flores and Leandra Maly are pleased to announce their engagement. The couple met while working at the University of Louisiana Lafayette where they both were coaches in the Athletic Department, Austin for baseball and Leandra for softball. Leandra currently resides in Pearland, Texas and manages a boutique. Austin is both a teacher and Head Baseball Coach for Verot. The couple is planning a December wedding in Texas.

Sarah Toggweiler ’11

Cailyn Rizzo Holmes ’12

John Mohring ’02

Cailyn and Calvin Holmes ’11 were married in October at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. The couple works at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando and resides in Windermere.

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Sarah Toggweiler and Dalton Farr are happy to announce their engagement. Both are graduates of the University of Florida. Sarah is a Pediatric Cardiac ICU Nurse at All Children’s Hospital and Dalton is a Produce Category Specialist at Robinson Fresh. The couple is planning an April wedding in St. Petersburg, Florida.

John Mohring is pleased to announce his engagement to Misa Morales. John is a teacher and coach at Bishop Verot where he leads the newest competitive team,Weightlifting. The couple is planning a spring wedding in Key West.

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ALUMNI CALENDAR 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. Class of 1998 Reunion Class members are currently in the planning process for a 20 year reunion. More information can be found on the Bishop Verot Class of 1998 Facebook page or by contacting Raemi Eagle-Glenn at raemi@eagleglennlaw.com. Class of 1978 Reunion Class members are currently in the planning process for a 40 year reunion. For more information please contact Joanne (Povisil) Pike at deadeye17@comcast.net.

Class of 1977 Reunion

Alumni, please help our organizers by sharing this information with your contacts. Please send any upcoming reunion information to patty.holmes@bvhs.org for future B&G publications. Thank you!

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SPORTS

Mindie Mabry ‘17 Harvard volleyball In her first season on campus, Mabry helped the Crimson to a winning record, both overall and in the Ivy League. The freshman, who played in 19 matches and made 13 starts, recorded 156 kills. She logged at least ten kills in eight matches, including a stretch in Ivy League play where she recorded 12 or more kills in three of four matches, including a four-set victory over Brown.

Ashlyn Brown ‘14 Appalachian State volleyball

Brown completed her college volleyball career as the starter in all but one game for the Appalachian State Mountaineers. As the team’s starting setter, Brown recorded 1321 assists on the season, one of the top 20 marks in the nation. She was also third on the team Olivia Woolam ‘17 in digs with 339, and recorded 21 double-doubles. In the second to last game of the season, Brown helped the Grinnell basketball Mountaineers to a conference tournament victory over A freshman guard, Woolam has UT Arlington with 51 assists and 12 digs. immediately found playing time for the Pioneers, who compete at the Ricky Doyle ‘14 Division III level. Woolam played in each of the first eight games on the FGCU basketball Grinnell schedule, and led the team in three-pointers After two seasons at Michigan, over that time period, making multiple three-pointers Doyle has returned home to play his in four separate contests. She scored a career-high 11 junior season at FGCU. Through the points in her first game of college basketball, hitting two team’s first ten games, Doyle made three-pointers and two shots inside the arc, as well as a eight starts and averaged just under free throw. seven points and five rebounds per Sandra Baumgardner ‘17 contest. He was also tied for the team lead in blocks as of December 7. His top early-season performance came Marymount swimming on November 13 in Albany, New York, when he scored Baumgardner began her swimming nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an 86-53 victory career this winter at Marymount over Siena. University, an NCAA Division III program. The freshman earned a victory in just her second collegiate event on November 17, touching the wall first in the 500 yard freestyle in a time of 6:12.99. Through the first four events of the season, Baumgardner competed in the 100, 200, and 500 yard freestyle events.

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STREAM Team Competitions

Members of the Bishop Verot STREAM team won first and second place in the Southwest Florida STEM Tour’s C’Mon DIY Battle of the Bands event. Students constructed their own musical instruments and performed a song. First place went to BV X-S.T.R.E.A.M. Supreme Team Version iOS11 - AKA The Raptors who played “What I Like About You” by the Romantics. Second place went to BV Forge Team with a version of “Shipping Off to Boston” by the Drop Kick Murphys. All of the kids worked very hard getting ready for this event. 

Boys Lacrosse Team Volunteers

The Boys Lacrosse team has taken their team building activities off the field and into the community by volunteering. Recently, they worked to help set up a Lee County PACE Charity event by setting up table and chairs for 400 guests and then returning after the event for the tear down. Prior to Hurricane Irma, the team also helped hang hurricane shutters for families needing assistance with this task.

Operation Christmas Child

Our school communities joined in a friendly competition while supporting Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse project. Students were asked to create Christmas gifts in shoe boxes for a boy or girl of a specific age. The school donated over 220 filled shoe boxes to be distributed to children throughout the world.

Canned Food Drive

Every November a canned food drive is held to help those families in need during the holiday season. Donations are given to Catholic Charities to be distributed as needed. Students donated over 1600 cans to this year’s drive. As part of this drive, the community collecting the most cans chose a staff member to dress up as the turkey and send off students for the Thanksgiving Break. Mr. Bruce Waddell was happy to wear the suit and wave goodbye alongside Viktor the Viking (Mr. David Nelson).

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Engineering Bridges

Mr. Latell’s Engineering students partnered up to design and build the strongest bridge out of balsa wood. Putting their knowledge to the test, the finished design was checked by applying weights, starting at five pounds and working up until the weight was too much and the bridge collapsed. The top bridge withstood a weight of 165 pounds.

Choir Travels to Disney

The Bishop Verot Choir has grown to over 25 members and is under the direction of Ms. Lisa Stevens. After competing in last spring’s Festival Disney, the choir was invited to perform at Epcot’s Candlelight Processional this Christmas. They sang a traditional Christmas repertoire, including Rejoice with Exceeding Joy, II Est Ne`, and O Holy Night. BV Rocks! The Girl’s Focus Group members have started a project to pass positive messages along to their fellow students through the use of rocks. The girls have spent hours painting rocks with inspiring words and pictures and hidden them throughout the campus for others to find. Students have been asked to take a photo with their found rock and share it to @rocks_bv on twitter before rehiding them for someone else to find. Check out their twitter page to see the positive impact the project has made on our students.

College Fair

Unfortunately the annual Bishop Verot College Fair scheduled in September, with commitments from more than 65 institutions, was cancelled this year due to Hurricane Irma. However, with some negotiating, our Director of Guidance, Maria Barbato, was able to schedule a scaled down version of this important event. Students were able to talk with 25 college and university admissions representatives, confirming admission requirements and learning more about the programs offered.

Welcome New Faculty: Jeff Rehm

Jeff is excited to bring 17 years of experience as an educator and a coach to Bishop Verot. In his career, he has taught and coached at public schools in both Indiana and Michigan, and at a charter school in Florida. Jeff earned his Bachelor’s degree in both English and History at Albion College, and is teaching both subjects at Verot. He also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University. Along with his classroom responsibilities, Jeff will coach the Viking JV Boys Basketball team and assist the Viking Track & Field programs next spring. Jeff and his wife Michelle, a pediatric oncology nurse at Golisano Children’s Hospital, have four children, the youngest of whom is a freshman at Verot. In addition to teaching and coaching, Jeff is a professional bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter who has opened for dozens of national acts, and is currently seeking a publisher for his first book, a primer for new teachers. He feels incredibly blessed to be with his daughter as a part of the Verot family. BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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