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Greetings! I attended the funeral Mass for Joan Wiederholt, Class of 1970, this week at Sacred Heart Church, and it was a very fitting celebration of her life. Joan had been very active at Bishop Amat, volunteering in many different areas, and just giving her time wherever it was needed. Her greatest love, though, was helping out at the camp and pre-game meals for the Varsity football team for the past 25 years. One of her classmates spoke at the funeral and described all of the trips their group went on together over the years. Fr. Jim Kelly, Class of 1970, presided at the Mass with our President, Msgr. Carroll. There were many of her classmates in attendance, some professional colleagues, as well as many former players who had experienced firsthand the love Joan had shared with them during their time at Amat. There were also about 40 current football players in attendance, as well as many current faculty and staff members. As I was taking all of this in, it occurred to me that this is what Amat is really all about. The journeys all of us take are important, but who we take them with is way more significant. Joan and her friends were introduced to each other back in high school, and they have been together ever since, sharing their lives with each other all throughout their individual journeys. It was inspiring for me to witness, and it made me want to reach out to a few of my classmates that I haven't seen or talked with for some time. It reminded me just how important my days at this school as a student have been to my own journey, but more importantly, the roles my classmates have played in shaping who I am today. I am grateful to Bishop Amat High School, and want our school to continue to grow and meet the needs of our current student body so they will have similar experiences as Joan and her classmates have. What role can you play at Bishop Amat today? How can you ensure that our school continues to be as significant today as it was for you? Please get involved in some way and help our
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UPCOMING EVENTS Lancer Classic Sunday, April 29, 2018 Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel Orbit Printing G olf Tournament Friday, June 15, 2018 Via Verde Country Club, San Dimas, CA
currents student body understand what it really means to be a Lancer. Until next month, continue to be Steadfast, Loyal and True!
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LANCER CLASSIC DINNER This year we will be celebrating our 25th Lancer Classic Dinner & Auction on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner and awards to follow at 6:00 p.m.
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We will present the Monsignor Thomas A. Kiefer Humanitarian Award to Ms. Mary Romero, San Gabriel Regional Director of Catholic Charities. She has spent her entire adult life in dedicated service to the poor and underprivileged in the greater Los Angeles area, making her eminently worthy of receiving our Kiefer Award.
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We will present the 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award to co-recipients, Ms. Carly Lima Allevato, C.P.A., class of 1995 and Mr. Matthew Vermeeren, Esq., also of the class of 1995. Carly and Matthew exemplify alumni who for many years have given generously of their time, treasure and talents to promoting the welfare of Bishop Amat High School.
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If you have any questions, please call the Mrs. Lucy Rios in the Development Office at 626-962-2495, Extension 7401.
Administration Monsignor Aidan Carroll President Mr. Richard Beck Principal Mr. Gabriel Escovar '98 Asst. Principal - Academics Mrs. Yvette Salcedo Asst. Principal - Student Services Ms. Dana Vasquez Assist. Principal - Faculty Development Ms. Deborah Oswald Director of Finance and Development
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Mr. Stephen Hagerty '80 Alumni Relations Coordinator Mrs. Lucy Rios Special Events Coordinator Mrs. Darleen Adamek Secretary Mrs. Susan Hidalgo Secretary Ms. Naomi Hernandez '10 Alumni & Development Assistant
Alumni of The Year Co-Recipients
Carly Allevato '95
Matt Vermeeren '95 If you are interested in attending or supporting the Lancer Classic, please click on the link below for tickets and other opportunities. 2018 LANCER CLASSIC
Joan Wiederholt '70 - Rest in Peace
On March 27, 2018, our Bishop Amat High School Family mourned the passing of Joan Wiederholt, alumna of the Class of 1970 and longtime supporter of our school, students, and athletic programs. Known as the Corn Lady for her longtime assistance during our football team meals over the years, Joan's involvement, concern, and contributions of time and treasure for the students of Bishop Amat High School go far beyond simply serving food to our student athletes. Joan was a dependable supporter of all things Bishop Amat. Her presence at various school events will be greatly missed. Services: Rosary- Wednesday, April 11 at Sacred Heart 6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M Mass at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass- Thursday at Sacred Heart, 10:00 A.M. Burial following Reception following burial at Bishop Amat. More details TBA. *In Lieu of Flowers please donate to any of the following: Bishop Amat Performing Arts Center Wounded Warrior Project St Jude's Children Research Hospital American Cancer Society Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her. May Her Soul and the Souls of All the Faithful Departed Through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace.
New Performing Arts Center Above is a rendering of the proposed Performing Arts Center. Msgr. Carroll has been diligently working on the logistics to make this a reality for our campus and our students. The location of the new building would replace where the current Faculty House is located, with the front of the building facing Fairgrove Ave. The demolition of the current Faculty House is tentatively scheduled for June 2018. This will be a tremendous
blessing for our school! More details will be forthcoming about a capital campaign, where all Alumni and Friends of Bishop Amat High School will be able to participate to make this much needed addition to our campus become a reality. Stay tuned....
Shadow Day Visits & Open House for Prospective Lancers
Bishop Amat hosted its 5th Shadow Day of the school year on Friday, March 9th. Over 40 students from several different junior high schools were on campus, to see what a day in the life of a Lancer looks and feels like. Students went on campus tours, as well as classroom visits, and even attended a school rally. If you are interested in making Bishop Amat your future home, or know of someone who would benefit from attending Bishop Amat, be sure to see our website under "Prospective Students & Parents." A link to register for a Shadow Day is below. There is ONLY 1 shadow day visit left in the school year, with April 13th being the last available visit. Shadow Day Registration OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, April 14, 2018 beginning at 9:00 am, is for families to visit and meet the Bishop Amat administrative team, teachers, coaches, and activity moderators, and to learn more about our educational and extracurricular programs. There will be a general session the the Activity Center followed by tours. Come and see and
feel what the "Amat Family" is really all about.
AP Art Exhibit
Our annual AP Student Art Exhibition is scheduled to take place on campus next Thursday, April 19 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall of the Carroll Center. All are welcomed to come and meet our talented artists who will display their various works in their own personally designed environment. A small reception will also be held. Please come out and support our thirteen AP Amat Artists!
Naomi Hernandez '10 Selected to Guide Girls' Volleyball Program After two seasons on the volleyball coaching staff as an assistant, Naomi Hernandez was appointed to the position of Head Volleyball Coach for our Girl's Program. Naomi brings with her the experience of being a Lancer student-athlete herself, as well as playing at the collegiate level. After graduating from Bishop Amat in 2010, she received an athletic scholarship to play for the Women's Volleyball team at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. It was there that she had back to back NAIA National Championship tournament appearances, as well as received various awards such as NAIA
Scholar Athlete and Frontier Conference All-Academic team. Naomi received her degree in Business Communications from Lewis-Clark State College. She is eager to take Bishop Amat Girl's Volleyball to the next level, all the while motivating studentathletes to work equally hard in the classroom, as well as on the court.
Below are the upcoming dates if you are interested in being a part of the program:
2018 Tryout Information RETURNERS & CURRENT STUDENTS Tuesday, June 5, 1-3 pm INCOMING FRESHMEN & TRANSFERS Thursday, June 28, 4-6 pm 2018 Youth Summer Camp When: June 25-27, 4 - 6 pm Where: Bishop Amat Carroll Center Who: 4th grade - Incoming Freshmen See website for registration forms or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Musical: Willy Wonka
Bishop Amat's Performing Arts Department presents Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka" at the Whittier Center Theatre located at:
7630 Washington Avenue Whittier, CA 90602 Performance dates and times as follows: Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. (matinee) Saturday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are currently on sale for $15 each with order forms available in our school's main office. Tickets will also be sold at the door before each performance for $18. Come out and support our talented Amat Performers!
Reunion Planning Planning is underway for your class reunion if you graduated in 1968, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1998, and 2008. Each class is responsible for hosting their event with all the details and expenses for their reunion. Bishop Amat will help with getting you started and moving in a positive direction with some useful information, data and some resources we have gathered over the years. We will be here to help with questions or issues that come up along the way. Please contact Steve Hagerty at 626-962-2495, extension 6001, or by email at email@example.com to get started on your exciting and fun class reunion. Check the link below for more information on your class reunion! Classes of 1978, 1988 and 2008 please contact Mr. Hagerty ASAP to get your class reunion off the ground! CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON OUR REUNION PAGE
ALUMNI AT CAREER DAY
Some of our Alumni who participated in our most recent Career Day are next to our President Msgr. Aidan Carroll from left to right: Frankie Casillas '11, Dr. Yvette Barraza '89, Ana Melendez Lastra, Gil Rivera '85, Katie Goldhardt '04, Daniel Hernandez '10, Michael Linares '07, Jenica Moran '95, Philip Poirier '04 If you are ever interested in participating in Career Day at Bishop Amat, please contact Mrs. Terri George at 626-962-2495, extension 7404.
Arbor Day Celebration
On Wednesday, April 11 Bishop Amat celebrated Arbor Day by welcoming the mayor of La Puente and other city council members in order to plant a new tree on campus. The celebration included a short ceremony followed by ASB, Modern Earth Club members and biology students assisting in the digging and planting of the tree. Thank you to all those who helped make this special event possible.
2017-18 Boys' Hoops Historical Season
Overall Record (29-7) League Record (8-2) 2nd Place (League Champs St. Anthony) CIF Div 3A - Ranked #3 Lost in CIF Championship to (Notre Dame Riverside) State Div. 3 - Seeded #10 Lost in SoCal Regional Championship to (Notre Dame Riverside)
Sierra Vista Tournament 3rd Place Ismael Arellano (All Tournament) Bellflower Tournament Jonathan Aguirre (All Tournament) Atascadero Tournament Champions Jonathan Aguirre MVP Bailey Lopez (All Tournament) Vittorio Vivo (All Tournament) All League Ismael Arellano 1st Team Jonathan Aguirre 1st Team Bailey Lopez 1st Team Damian Moore 2nd Team Vittorio Vico 2nd Team All Area TBA All CIF 1st Team Jonathan Aguirre Ismael Arellano Notable Stats (Max Preps) (3rd in All of CIF and #1 in Div. 3A) Ismael Arellano 117 made 3pts @ 40% (#1 in All of CIF) Bishop Amat 336 made 3pts (#2 in All of CIF and #1 in Div.3A) Bishop Amat 574 assists (16 per game avg.) Bishop Amat School Record for Boys Basketball Most Wins in a season with 29. 1st team to win a State Tournament game and to reach the SoCal Regional Finals.
Girls' Soccer Awards
After making it to the CIF Sweet 16, several of our girls' soccer players were awarded for their handwork throughout the season. Del Rey League 1st Team:
Malia Cerdon Aja Jaurigue Alex Jaquez (League MVP) Nayeli Diaz Victoria Ochoa Kearra Bastes-Jones 2nd Team:
Edith Mendoza Marissa Arredondo Danielle Gonzalez Bela Alex Jaquez, Nayeli Diaz, Tori Ochoa and Kearra Bastes-Jones received First Team 2018 Girls Soccer All-Area SGV honors!
Two Lancers are also competing at the international level. Nayeli Diaz was named on the U17 Women's CONCACAF roster for the Mexican National Team! Kearra Bastes-Jones was selected to the Philippines Women's National team. Way to represent, ladies!
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