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The Leader For the alumni, parents, and friends of Covington Latin School

June 2017


Dear CLS Alumni, Parents, Faculty and Friends: As the school year comes to a close, I want to thank everyone in the CLS community for helping to make it so successful. We accomplished much this year and it could not have been possible without the contributions of our administrators, faculty, staff, students, families, and generous benefactors. This edition of The Leader highlights recent happenings at Covington Latin School. Primarily, it focuses on the many outstanding achievements of our students, the graduating class of 2017, and the impressive slate of alumni honored at this year’s Alumni Banquet. At Covington Latin School, our attention and efforts are continuously directed toward our students. Our academics are top notch, with a unique culture that cannot be found anywhere else. Our spiritual and character development produces students who persevere, who overcome obstacles, and who seek the greater good. Our alumni are leaders, simply put. Our students, past and present, excel on so many levels, and we cannot be more proud of what we offer. I hope that while reading this edition of The Leader you will be reminded of and moved by the impact each person’s involvement in the school makes towards the advancement of the school’s mission. The next edition of The Leader, the Annual Report, will be published in the fall. The Annual Report is the only printed edition that is mailed during the year, and we do not want anyone to miss it. If your mailing address has changed, please be sure to update your information by clicking here, or visiting the Alumni section at, so we can ensure that you receive your copy. I hope that you enjoy this edition of The Leader, and that you have a safe, enjoyable, and relaxing summer. In Christ,

Jason Huther Headmaster


Dear CLS Alumni, Parents, Faculty and Friends:

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt As I sit here at my desk reflecting on this morning’s Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Luncheon, eagerly awaiting the 7:00 Graduation Ceremony, I am struck by the unity of mission our Latin School Community possesses. As our new students enter Latin School as Prep 7, Prep 8, or Freshmen, CLS aims to form Christian leaders (#LeadersStartHere) by challenging its students to attain their academic, intellectual, social, and moral potential. As part of our students’ 4-, 5-, or 6-year journeys, we continually celebrate their successes during Friday Morning Assemblies, Honor Assemblies, Speech Competitions, Choir and Band Performances, Plays, The Fine Art Show, Sports Senior Nights, and the Sports Banquet. These celebrations culminate in the events of today: The Baccalaureate Mass, Graduation Brunch, and the Graduation Ceremony in the Basilica. Once our students graduate and earn the title of Latin School Alumnus/a, the celebrations of their successes continue via the Alumni Brunch and recognition in The Leader. To date, I have served as Director of Development for 5 months. I recognize that we have, for too long, failed to engage our biggest asset, our Alumni. Our Alumni are leaders of the community in such fields as business, education, government, law, and science. CLS will benefit from their experience and expertise. It is my personal mission to meet with as many Alumni as I can to learn your story. Expect to be invited back to your Alma Mater for myriad events such as the Alumni Banquet, Speech Competitions, Oral Exams, Latin Classes, and Home Sporting Events. Please write me at or give me a call on my cell at 513-4821650 if you would be interested in sharing your story with me and our students. We would love to have your successes be our successes. By sharing your success, you are reinforcing our unity of mission. GO LATIN!

Andrew Peters ‘81 Director of Development



Covington Latin School offers a unique program for academically talented students in the tri-state area. As its central purpose, CLS aims to form Christian leaders by challenging its students to attain their academic, intellectual, social and moral potential.


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SCHOOL NEWS RESTORATION COMPLETE: 2017 GRAND EVENT More than 140 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends gathered on March 11 in the beautiful expansion of Covington Latin School’s campus to celebrate the restoration of the Grand Event. Guests enjoyed “dinner by the bite” from Otto’s Restaurant and danced the night away to music by the band twenty-four/seven. The school is grateful for the support of our families, friends, alumni, and local businesses who through their generous donations and hard work helped make the event a huge success. The event would not have been possible without the tireless work of the Grand Event Committee: Chairperson Christina Rauf, Mary Jo Amlie, Martha Bohman, Sharon Braunwart, Ami Finn, Michael Foltz, Juli Graf, Kelly Kusch, and Sheila Speth. We are thankful for their work, grateful for the success of the event, and are looking forward to next year’s Grand Event.

BOOSTERS TRIVIA NIGHT A HUGE SUCCESS Over 200 people attended the annual Trivia Night on Saturday, February 25. The night was filled with food, fun, and a little friendly competition. The winner of this year’s event was the Faculty Team. The proceeds raised from this event benefit the Covington Latin Boosters and all of the good work they do for the school’s athletic programs. Thank you to everyone who attended.

GRANDPARENTS DAY Grandparents Day was held on Thursday, April 27. A record number of attendees were present for a special luncheon, Mass, and reception. This is a beloved event at Covington Latin School; grandparents are able to enjoy the afternoon with their grandchildren and learn more about what makes CLS such a special place. Thank you to all of our grandparents and to the APT for making this such a special event.

CLASS OF 2017 HONORED AT FIRST SENIOR SIGNING DAY On April 26, Covington Latin School held its first Senior Signing Day to honor the academic accomplishments of the Class of 2017 and to celebrate each rising graduate’s next academic endeavor. We were honored to have Mr. Tim Hanner of NaviGo Prep as the keynote speaker of our event. Congratulations to all of our Seniors who impress us everyday with their talent and leadership. You can watch the event by clicking here. 1




OF 2017



Ralph Colatrella Sportsmanship Award Gabrielle Marie Krumpelman River Mykal Fredrick Carpenter Leadership Award Isabella Knoop John Derilas Tarvin Christian Service Award Chingyi Alyssa Chan Faculty Award Isabella Knoop Bellarmine University Boston University Brown University Case Western Reserve University The Catholic University of America Centre College Chapman University University of Columbia DePaul University Eastern Kentucky University Florida Atlantic University Fordham University Franciscan University Hillsdale College Indiana University

Benjamin Joseph Baarlaer Northern Kentucky University Sean Patrick Bailey Ohio University River Mykal Fredrick Carpenter Ohio State University Robert Clifton Case IV Thomas More College Chingyi Alyssa Chan Western Kentucky University Conrad John Cole University of Cincinnati Sara Ashley Combs Xavier University Neil David Connelly Northern Kentucky University Dylan Thomas Damico Northern Kentucky University Mya Deepak Desai Chapman University Evana Joelle Dias Xavier University Stephan Miguel Freeman Xavier University Claire Cecilia Froman Hillsdale College

SENIOR AWARDS Theology Award River Mykal Fredrick Carpenter English Award Mya Deepak Desai German Award Sidney Marielle Plogsted Latin Award Isabella Knoop Fine Arts Award Margaret Robyn Seibert

SCHOOLS ACCEPTED Kings College London Miami University Michigan State University Morehead State University Mount Saint Joseph University New York University Northern Kentucky University Northwestern University The Ohio State University Ohio University Pontifical College Josephinum Purdue University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Louis University Texas A&M University

SCHOOLS ATTENDING Micah Bernard Gray Rotary Club Gap Year in Czech Republic Luke Thomas Hackman Gap Year Jack Ryan Johnson University of Cincinnati Isabella Knoop Gap Year in Germany

Gabrielle Marie Krumpelman Western Kentucky University Natalie Lynn Kyle University of Dayton

Coleman Daniel Laine Purdue University

Zachary James Lancaster University of Cincinnati

Sophia Gwyndolen Mitchell Morehead University Elyse Gabrielle Neff Xavier University

Ryan Anthony Nowak Northern Kentucky University Ami Mukeshkumar Patel University of Cincinnati

Mathematics Award Dylan Thomas Damico Oratorical Award Gabrielle Marie Krumpelman Science Award Kaikou Uchiyama Social Studies Award Alayna Marcella Ross Spanish Award Chingyi Alyssa Chan Thomas More College University of Cincinnati University of Dallas University of Dayton University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Maine University of South Carolina University of Tennessee University of Texas at Austin Virginia Military Institute Western Kentucky University Wittenberg University Wright State University Xavier University

Mikaela Louise Perez Northern Kentucky University Sidney Marielle Plogsted University of Louisville Anna Catherine Raker Western Kentucky University Brooke Taylor Robinson Thomas More College Alayna Marcella Ross Eastern Kentucky University Margaret Robyn Seibert University of Cincinnati Daniel Thomas Speth University of Cincinnati Levi Henry Roulier Swartz Ivy Tech of Indiana Margaret Mary Tankersley St. Louis University John Derilas Tarvin Franciscan University in Steubenville Owen David Traubert University of Cincinnati - DAAP Lilia Rae Traut University of Cincinnati Kaikou Uchiyama University of Cincinnati




Ron Mielech’s ‘53 first novel, The Heroes of ‘45, was published by Dorrance Publishing, Co. in January 2017. Marna Zalla, wife of Jim ‘56, was honored at the 21st annual Bishop William A. Hughes Award Dinner, receiving recognition for her outstanding support of Catholic Higher Education. Marna is the mother of Mark ‘79, Dave ‘80, Doug’ 80, Jeff ‘81, and Ted ‘84; grandmother of Lauren ‘07, Emily ‘08, Michael ‘10, Nick ‘14, Elizabeth ‘15, Rachel ‘15, Daniel ‘16, Kathryn ‘18, and Ashley ‘19. Jeff Jehn ‘70, President of Waltz Business Solutions (the second oldest business solution company in the United States) was featured in the NKY Business Journal for Waltz’s 125th anniversary. Rev. Steph Bankemper ‘75 was honored at the Diocese of Covington Alliance for Catholic Urban Education (ACUE) banquet on May 3rd. Michael Cleves ‘98 was featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer for his new position as the fourth generation owner of Cleves and Lonneman jewelers. Katie Meyer ‘00, Executive Director, Renaissance Covington, was named as the Emerging Leader Honoree by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 6

Matthew Ebert ‘04 was featured in a video highlighting student veterans at the University of Kentucky and was

honored by UK Athletics at a men’s basketball game. This spring, Christian Kalin ‘10 completed GE’s 2-year Operation Management Leadership Program at GE’s plants in Michigan, New York, and Mississippi. Christian graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 with a BS in Engineering as well as an MBA. While at UC, Christian helped install a clean water system for a village in Tanzania through the student chapter of Engineers Without Borders.   Jack Flesch ‘16 will return from an 11 month youth exchange program in Germany in June. The US Congress and the German Bundestag sponsored the program for about 250 exchange students from across the US and a nearly equal number from Germany. Jack completed a year of ‘gymnasium’ studies while living in Diedorf, near Munich, in the German state of Bavaria. Upon return, Jack will start his college studies at NKU and will begin the application process to the US service academies.


Alumni William T. Robinson, III, Honorary Alumnus; father of William (Tay) Robinson, IV, ‘86 and grandfather of Brooke Robinson ‘17. Friends and Family Laverda Baehr; grandmother of Faculty member Alicia Baehr. Donald Langguth; grandfather of Jacob Langguth ‘18. Mary Rosenbauer; mother of Nicholas Rosenbauer ‘05 and Erin Rosenbauer ‘09.


Over 125 guests attended this year’s Alumni Banquet. Historically held on a Thursday evening in May, this year’s banquet was held on the Sunday morning after the Class of 2017 Oral Exams as an Alumni Brunch. Six distinguished individuals were recognized for their unique and impressive contributions. Attending alumni spread across a gamut of generations, from 1949 to 2017. We were pleased to have many of our legacy families in attendance as well. Thank you to everyone who attended and made the event so special.

Tom Rauf ‘99, Distinguished Young Alumnus honoree

Rev. Daniel Vogelpohl ‘67, Disciplinam Award honoree




Joseph U. Meyer ‘64

Rev. Daniel J. Vogelpohl ‘67

JOSEPH U. MEYER has had a long career in public service in Kentucky. He retired as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in 2013, where his major accomplishments include reform of the unemployment insurance program, reorganization of secondary career and technical education, establishment of the early childhood advisory council and the governor’s office of early childhood, and the creation of the Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. In addition, Mayor Meyer developed the Workforce Investment Board’s strategic plan for Governor Steve Beshear and implemented its programs such as work ready communities and sector strategies.

REV. DANIEL J. VOGELPOHL was born in Covington, Ky. After attending Saint Anthony Grade School, Covington Latin School, and the Seminary of Saint Pius X, he received a BA in Philosophy from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary and a MA in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He was ordained as a priest in May 1975 at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, KY.

for service to Covington Latin School and the community

Mayor Meyer also served 15 years in the Kentucky General Assembly, in both the House and Senate. He chaired the House Cities Committee and later the Senate State and Local Government Committee. He also chaired the Senate Education committee during the early years of Kentucky’s education reform. Mayor Meyer has served as a member of the Covington Board of Education, and for several years, also served as school board attorney for two school districts in Kentucky. In addition, Mayor Meyer served as the city attorney for Bellevue. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville, a Master’s in urban affairs from St. Louis University, and a law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at NKU. Additionally, Mayor Meyer completed the program for senior executives in state and local government at Harvard University.


Mayor Meyer and his wife Dale were “urban pioneers” in the mid-1970s, and played major roles in reviving Old Seminary Square, where they demonstrated that there’s plenty of life in Covington’s older neighborhoods. Their four children - Christopher ‘92, David ‘93, Jon, and Katie ‘00 - and two grandchildren all continue to reside in Covington.

for excellence in education

In the early years of his priesthood, he held various positions including part-time Associate Pastor at Saint Agnes Church, teacher and Guidance Counselor at the Covington Latin School, Associate Pastor, part-time Associate Pastor at Sacred Heart Church, and part-time teacher at Covington Latin School. He then pursued full-time studies at The University of Notre Dame with a received a MA in Liturgical Studies in 1986. He served as the Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Covington from 1986 to 1993. He was pastor at St. Catherine of Siena, from 1993 to 1999 and has been pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church since 1999. During his time at Blessed Sacrament, he has helped transition the school from good to great. The school has earned the National Blue Ribbon Award for exemplary high performance under his leadership in both 2007 and 2015. He has also served as Diocesan Consultant for RCIA and Evangelization from 1988 to 1993 as well as on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions from 1988-1997. For the past 31 years, Rev. Vogelpohl has been the author of The Eighth Day, a weekly article on the Sunday Scriptures and Liturgy in the Messenger, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Covington.



Michael I. Anstead, M.D. FCCP ‘81

Thomas A. Rauf ‘99

for excellence in profession

MICHAEL I. ANSTEAD was born in Covington, Kentucky as one of seven children. After attending St. Benedict School and Covington Latin School, he attended Northern Kentucky University and graduated with a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Biology. He then attended The University of Kentucky Medical School and remained there to do a residency in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, followed by a Medicine Chief Residency and a fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He then joined The University of Kentucky as faculty and has been on the faculty since 1997. At UK, he has specialized in caring for children and adults with lung disease and maintains a primary focus on caring for patients with cystic fibrosis and those in need of lung transplants. Additionally, he has been very involved in clinical research to develop new therapies for cystic fibrosis and has been recognized by his peers as one of “The Best Doctors in America” since 2007- a distinction received by only approximately 200 doctors in Kentucky. Michael and his wife Laura have 2 wonderful children Chris (16) and Sean (14). He has maintained a passion for the outdoors since childhood, and hikes and bikes regularly with his children and tries to scuba dive and sail whenever he can. He also loves to travel and experience new cultures and has had the tremendous opportunity to get involved with the University of Kentucky’s International Medicine program by helping to establish a project to improve care for children with special health care needs in rural Southern India. He travels regularly to India to help with this project and also participates regularly in a project to provide primary care for people in Santa Domingo in Ecuador. Michael stays in touch with several of his friends from Latin School including Joe Theis, Mike Roehrig, Steve Neus, and Mark Simon. He is appreciative of the strong educational grounding he received from Latin School and the friendships he made.

excellence in profession, service to CLS and to the community for alumnus/a who has graduated within past 20 years.

THOMAS A. RAUF is a 1999 graduate of Covington Latin School. During his time at Covington Latin School, he was awarded the 1999 Ralph Colatrella Sportsmanship Award. This award is chosen by the faculty and given to one senior who has exemplified good sportsmanship throughout all four years at Covington Latin School. After graduation from CLS, Tom attended college at the University of Kentucky where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and both a Masters in Public Administration and Juris Doctorate. In 2015, he co-founded Rauf & Smith Attorneys at Law in Covington where he has a general practice with a focus in the areas of elder law, real estate and bankruptcy. He is rated by Thompson Reuter’s Super Lawyers as a ‘Rising Star.’ Tom lives in Edgewood with his wife Christina and their four children – Chris, 13, (Class of 2019); Jack, 9; Penny, 3; and Auggie, 1. Tom can proudly tell you the anticipated CLS graduation year for each of his children. Tom’s involvement at Covington Latin School currently includes serving on the CLS Board of Education, serving his third term as President of the Athletic Boosters, a CLS Parent Ambassador, and team parent for the Covington Latin School Boys Varsity Soccer Team.

The Rauf and Braunwart families




Kelly Kusch

John S. Cain ‘81

for excemplary goodness, discipline and knowledge

MS. KELLY KUSCH has taught Latin and Greek at Covington Latin School for 27 years. She earned an BA in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Education from Xavier University. Kelly studied in Italy for eight weeks as a Fulbright Scholar in 1995. In 2004, she won the American Philological Association Award for Excellence in Precollegiate Teaching. She was honored by the Diocese of Covington in 2014 for Excellence in Teaching. Kelly began the Volleyball program when Covington Latin admitted girls in 1992, and she coached all three teams for 20 years. She serves on the National Latin Exam Advisory Committee, she chairs the Scholarship Committee for the Ohio Classical Conference, and she is the State Co-Chair for the Kentucky Junior Classical League (which means she gets to take students to Troy, Alabama this summer!). Kelly has taken students to Italy and Britain and was thrilled to finally get to Greece last summer. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Larry. Their two daughters, Maddie ‘09 and Olivia ‘13, are alumnae of CLS.


Faculty Emerita Mary Brennan, Kelly Kusch, Eileen Broomall ‘00, and Laura Zembrodt ‘97

excellence in profession, service to CLS and to the community

JOHN S. CAIN, Ryland Heights, Ky., graduated from Covington Latin School in 1981. At graduation from CLS, he received the Leadership Award. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Kentucky in 1986, where he triple-majored in finance, accounting, and German. While at UK, John was elected as Student Body President and Student Trustee to the UK Board of Trustees. John is a Fellow at the University of Kentucky, serves on the Board of Directors of the UK National Alumni Association, and is a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. John is owner and president of Wiseway Supply, a plumbing, electrical, and lighting supply business that operates in Kentucky and Ohio. John is a founder of Alliance Business Lending along with fellow CLS alumnus, Jerry Kohlhepp (CLS 1962). He serves on the Local Advisory Board of BB&T and is President of the Elite Distributors Insurance Company. He is actively involved in plumbing and electrical industry associations where he served as chairman of the Board of Directors of IMARK, an electrical industry buying cooperative. He also serves as the Finance Chairman for the National Association of Electrical Distributors. John has served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Kentucky TriCounty Economic Development Corporation. John serves, or has served, his community through many local organizations such as Covington Latin School and Greater Cincinnati Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He currently serves on the Covington Latin School Development Committee. He earned his law degree from the Chase College of Law in 1993. He is a member of the 2002 class of Leadership Kentucky. John’s hobbies include traveling, bird hunting, and scuba diving. He is married to Carla Crum Cain. They have four daughters: Addison (‘10), Hannah (‘12), Caroline (‘14), and Mary Jacqueline (‘18).

LATIN SCHOOL LEGACIES at the Alumni Banquet

Tay Robinson ‘86 and daughter Brooke Robinson ‘17.

Dave Waters ‘81 with daughter Meghan ‘10 and son Matthew ‘13.

Joe Meyer ‘67 with sons Jon and Chris ‘92, daughter-in-law Maranda Meyer (Wagner) ‘99, and daughter Katie ‘00

Jamie Lancaster ‘85 and daughter Caitlyn ‘15 and son Zach ‘17

Tom Rauf ‘99 with sons Chris ‘19 and Jack ‘23 and brothers Michael ‘86 and Brian ‘94

John Cain ‘81 with daughters Caroline ‘14 and Mary ‘18

Mark Zalla ‘79 with daughter Elizabeth ‘15

Henry Kramer ‘61 with grandson Robby Case ‘17

Kelly Kusch, honorary alumna, with daughter Maddie Kusch-Kavanagh ‘09



Audrey Woodward ‘18 and Jonah Hermes ‘18 were accepted into the Governor’s Scholars Program. Maria Bossert ‘18 was selected to participate in the Governor’s School for the Arts Program. Maria Bossert’s ‘18 pencil drawing, “Koi Pond” was selected to be displayed in the U.S. Capital to represent the Kentucky 4th Congressional District. Mary Cain ‘18 and Phil Bright ‘18 were selected to participate in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Regional Youth Leadership Program. Ninety-six students took the National Latin Exam. Out of those students, eighty-one awards were given. Impressively, CLS was awarded thirty-four gold medals and all Latin IV students from the class of 2017 - Robert Case, Claire Froman, Micah Gray, Jack Johnson, Isabella Knoop, Coleman Laine, Margaret Seibert, Margaret Tankersley, John Tarvin, and Owen Traubert won awards. Amit Adhikari ‘19, Ben Codell ‘19, Lily Darnell ‘19, Naomi Dias ‘19, and Efrain Perez ‘19 all wrote perfect papers. CLS TEAMS (Test of Engineering, Mathematics and Science) - Dylan Damico ‘17, Stephan Freeman ‘17, Mikaela Perez ‘17, Daniel Speth ‘17 and John Tarvin ‘17 - earned third place in their division at the regional competition held at The University of Cincinnati in February. The Covington Latin School Kentucky Y Club received Outstanding Statesmanship at the Kentucky United Nations Assembly, and Katie Moellman ‘18 received Outstanding Ambassador. There were many National Spanish Exam winners this year. Mikaela Perez ‘17 received gold, Katelynn Dinius ‘18, Laura Dressman ‘18. Kathryn Zalla ‘18 received silver, and Evana Dias ‘17, Paul Rahner ‘18, Alayna Ross ‘17, Piper Wright ‘18 received bronze. Additionally, Alyssa Chan ‘17, Sara Combs ‘17, Dylan Damico ‘17, Joel Devadason ‘18, Cassie Krumpelman ‘18, Natalie Kyle ‘17, Jacob Langguth ‘18, Katie Moellman ‘18, Brooke Robinson ‘17, and Daniel Speth ‘17 all received honors. River Carpenter ‘17, Alyssa Chan ‘17, Dylan Damico ‘17, Evana Dias ‘17, Gabriel Krumpelman ‘17, Sophia Mitchell ‘17, Mikaela Perez ‘17, Anna Raker ‘17, Brooke Robinson ‘17, and Alayna Ross ‘17 were all inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society. Maria Bossert ‘18, River Carpenter ‘17, Alyssa Chan ‘17, and Jonah Hermes ‘18 received the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award. The 2017 Junior Classical League participants had a great showing at their convention, and there were many award winners. Out of the 7 elected positions at the state level, CLS holds 5 of the positions. Congratulations to President, Audrey Woodward ‘18; Vice President, Alex Beckham ‘19; Communications Coordinator, Chris Rauf ‘19; Historian, Rebecca Noel ‘18; and Editor, Faith Roberts ‘19. Leah Benne ‘18 will attend the National Student Leadership Conference at Harvard Medical School in July to study Neuroscience. Levi Weatherford ‘20 will be studying at Harvard University in July for the National Student Leadership Conference. Isabella Hemsath ‘20 will take part in the National Student Leadership Conference for International Diplomacy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.


Paige Graf ’20 will be attending the National Student Leadership Conference at Georgia Tech.


Adam Weckman ‘20, Rowan Weckman ‘20, Levi Weatherford ‘20, and Wyatt Pence ‘21 played an impressive role in a collaborative grant writing application process by creating a video for the Artsplace Grant. The grant was awarded to Renaissance Covington and received $250,000 with an additional $250,000 in matching grant money for art installations in the Covington community underpasses. Watch the video here. Alyssa Chan ‘17 received a Civic Leadership Award and graduated from the Regional Youth Leadership program. Hannah Steffen ‘20 made the 35th All District softball team. Jacob Langguth ‘18 made the 35th All District baseball team. Toshi Watanabe ‘19 was seeded in the 9th region in tennis tournament. He advanced to semi-finals, qualifying for state tennis tournament. At state, he won one match and advanced to the round of 32. Kazu Watanabe ‘21 was seeded in the 9th region in tennis tournament, winning two matches and advancing to the quarter finals. In its second year at CLS, the Archery Team made it to state! 18 CLS students competed at the state level. Adam Moon ‘19 led all CLS Archers by ranking 128/1067 archers. Noel Foltz ‘19 shot a 50 out of 50 and scored a 274/300 overall. Paul Rahner ‘18 finished 6th in boys 1600 meter run and regionals, qualifying for state where he finished in 14th place. Allison Geiger ‘21 earned a National Medal in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The German II students won second place at The University of Cincinnati German Day in April. Jonah Hermes ‘18 was named 2017 History Student of the Year for the Covington Latin School Chapter of the National History Club. Alyssa Chan ‘17 and Rebekah Trunnell ‘18 won the Northern Kentucky University 2017 Area High School Creative Writing Contest. Laurynn Smith ‘21, a member of the National Festival Chorus, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April with the Masterwork Festival Chorus, New York City Chamber Orchestra and the Manhattan Chorale. John Tarvin ‘17 received the A.C.U.E. Outstanding Senior Award. Evana Dias ‘17 and Alayna Ross ‘17 received national recognition for their original posters representing the theme “Creating links between the Spanish classroom and the career”. This annual poster contest is sponsored by The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Evana earned 1st place in the hand-drawn category and Alayna earned 2nd place in the digital art category. Elyse Neff ‘17 received the German Book Award for the highest grade on the German Oral Exam.



Sidney Plogsted ‘17 received the Covington Latin School German Book Award for Excellence in German. Micah Gray ‘17 received the 2017 Fontane Atha Cho Scholarship. Levi Swartz ‘17 received a German Book Award from the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati for excellence in German. Micah Gray ‘17 was appointed as a Rotary Exchange Ambassador to the Czech Republic. Alyssa Chan ‘17 received the Future Civic Leader Award for her commitment to civic engagement and community service from the organization, Kids Voting Northern Kentucky. Alyssa Chan ‘17 was named the Covington Latin School Corona Studii Senior Student of the Year. Isabella Knoop ‘17 received the P.E.O. Star Scholarship for recognition in excellence in academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. Coleman Laine ‘17 received the Matthew Resing Memorial Scholarship. Lilia Traut ‘17 received the Molly W. Zilliox Memorial Scholarship for The University of Cincinnati DAAP Fashion Design Program. Sara Combs ‘17, Mya Desai ‘17, and Levi Swartz ‘17 received the American Citizenship Award. The following students of the class of 2017 were named as Educational Excellence honorees by the President’s Education Awards Program for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above and exhibiting high achievement in reading and mathematics through their scores on the SAT or ACT: Sean Bailey, River Carpenter, Robert Case, Alyssa Chan, Dylan Damico, Mya Desai, Evana Dias, Stephan Freeman, Claire Froman, Micah Gray, Jack Johnson, Isabella Knoop, Gabrielle Krumpelman, Natalie Kyle, Coleman Laine, Sophia Mitchell, Ryan Nowak, Ami Patel, Mikaela Perez, Anna Raker, Brooke Robinson, Alayna Ross, Margaret Seibert, Levi Swartz, Margaret Tankersley, John Tarvin, Owen Traubert, Lilia Traut, and Kaikou Uchiyama. Zach Lancaster ‘17 received the Edwin B. Heile Alumni Scholarship awarded to a senior whose parent is an alumnus/a of CLS. Robert Case ‘17 and Brooke Robinson ‘17 received the Fr. Edwin B. Heile Scholarship at Thomas More College. Isabella Knoop ‘17 was commended by the Vergilian Society for her translation and essay writing skills with Vergil’s Aeneid. The CAMWS (Classical Association of the Middle West and South) commended Isabella Knoop ‘17 for outstanding accomplishments in the Classics.


Levi Swartz ‘17 received the award for outstanding achievement in the study of the German language by the German-American Citizens League.


THE ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT FUND Making the Latin School experience a reality for all deserving students, regardless of financial ability.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR DONORS WHO MADE A CONTRIBUTION TO THIS YEAR’S AAF. More than half of our students rely on tuition assistance to make Latin School a reality. In order to provide a robust tuition assistance program for our students, Covington Latin School relies on the generosity of our benefactors. By providing funds for tuition assistance, the Academic Advancement Fund continues the time honored tradition that no eligible student be denied the opportunity to attend Covington Latin School due to financial need. Additionally, gifts to the Academic Advancement Fund help cover annual operating costs for programs and resources that student tuition does not cover, allowing students to have access to a consistent and superior educational experience at an affordable price point. By making a gift to the AAF, you can strengthen your role in funding tuition assistance for deserving students with demonstrated financial need, while enhancing and expanding the academic opportunities offered to all students. Make your gift today and provide immediate support for the students of Covington Latin School.


Checks: Checks payable to Covington Latin School may be mailed to 21 East Eleventh Street, Covington, KY, 41011, Attn: Advancement Office. Credit Cards: Gifts may be submitted through Visa, MasterCard or Discover at Securities: Gifts of appreciated stock may qualify as an itemized deduction while avoiding capital gains tax. Contact us at or 859.291.7044 for assistance in coordinating your gift. 15

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