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Celebrating 94 years of tradition

Excellence in academics:

Cathedral takes the national stage

a message from the president Dear Friend of Cathedral, We have just completed a remarkable school year! I continue to find that the combination of very competent and committed adults and very bright and ambitious young people produces great results. The formula is not complicated but has worked at this very special school for ninety-four years.

“We at Cathedral will need your support and your engagement to ensure that our future will be as successful as our past.”

Our young people have excelled in the classroom, on the stage, in band and choral performances, on the athletic field, and in many, many other areas. As I write this, we are celebrating recent state championships in boys lacrosse and rugby, a state championship in the We the People competition, and a very strong finish in Brain Game competition. Our Class of 2013 earned $28,500,000 in scholarships to attend some of the finest colleges and universities across the country. It was a very successful year for the students and adults at Cathedral.

Principal Worland has put several task forces in place to determine long-term objectives and discern the best approach to achieve those objectives. It is important that our plan provide for continual improvement of the student experience, effectively monitor performance against goals, analyze achievements and shortfalls, and adjust activity to accomplish desired results. The School Strategic Plan’s key areas include: curriculum, students, pedagogy, data, technology, time, co-curriculars, space, faculty, faith formation, and guidance and college advising.

Pat Bassett, outgoing president of the National Association of Independent We know that we have much work to Schools, believes there have been three do to ensure that the long history of “revolutions” in American history. First achievement at this school continues was the American Revolution and second for many years to come. To that end, was the civil rights movement. He writes, the Directors have commissioned three “I believe the third great transformational important processes to take place revolution in America—and, indeed, over the next several months. A Board the world—is upon us, enabled by the Strategic Plan will focus on finances, internet and the new technologies that as the Directors ensure the financial open up limitless possibilities for how we sustainability of the school. Principal live and work, and most important, how Dave Worland will lead a School Strategic we teach and learn.” Plan that will focus on all elements of We at Cathedral will need your support the student experience at Cathedral… and your engagement to ensure that our both curricular and co-curricular. And future will be as successful as our past. a Facilities Master Plan will address the buildings and grounds that will Respectfully, be necessary to meet the needs of the teachers and moderators as they do their life-impacting work with their students. Seismic shifts are taking place in terms of how teachers will teach and how students will learn. We need to be prepared to fully address, and capitalize on, these shifts.


Our School Strategic Plan will be the foundational document for all of this planning, as it will drive the nature of the strategic financial plan and will dictate the types of facilities that will be needed to successfully accomplish the plan.

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Cathedral Trustees Board of Directors Incorporated 1972 Officers Steven J. Schaefer, ’70, Chairman Matthew A. Cohoat, ’78, Vice Chairman Joseph Vande Bosche, ’80, Treasurer Colleen Spellacy Cline, ’83, Secretary Rev. William G. Munshower, ’50, Chaplain Stephen J. Helmich, President Eileen Egan, Asst. Secretary Members Rev. Eric Augenstein, MA, MDiv, ’96 Mark D. Batties III, ’62 Rev. Patrick Beidelman, STL, ’90 Michael R. Berghoff William P. Brady, ’81 Christian T. Browning, ’93 Dennis W. Casey Julia Crowe Joseph M. Dezelan, ’62 Brian J. Elson, ’84 Denise Farrell, Hon. ’08 John S. Flynn, ’70 John G. Leicht David P. Lewis James P. Lill, ’66 Glendys Moosbrugger, Hon. ’12 Patrick J. O’Connor, ’70 Daniel J. O’Malia, ’65 Clark G. Rehme, ’98 Carmen Hansen Rivera, SAA ’66 Cathy Rooney Jeff Smith Brother Roy Smith, CSC, ’61 Victoria Schneider Temple, ’88 Hon. Tanya Walton-Pratt, ’77 Robert V. Welch, Jr., ’84 Matthew W. Will Hon. Gerald S. Zore, ’59 Members Emeritus R. James Alerding, ’63 William T. Brady, ’49 John L. Davis, ’66 Paul P. Farrell, ’51 Joseph E. Quill, ’39 Hugh R. Sullivan, ’44 Spring/Summer 2013 • Volume 44, Issue 1 The Cathedral Highlights is published two times annually by Cathedral High School for alumni, parents, and friends. The publication address is: Cathedral High School 5225 E. 56th St. Indianapolis., IN 46226 Phone number: (317) 542-1481 Please send news to: Cathedral Highlights c/o Cathedral High School 5225 E. 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46226





Congratulations to Cathedral’s 93rd graduating class! Class of 2013 earns more than $28 million in scholarships and awards plus admittance to top-tier colleges and universities. Page 18

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Cathedral kicks off $10 million capital campaign Page 8

President’s message............................ 2 Principal’s message .............................5 Portrait of an Emerging Leader .......... 12 Focus on the Faculty.......................... 14 Holy Cross update ............................. 15 Class notes ........................................34 In memoriam ..................................... 37

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reflection & prayer Thank you for life and faith Reflection Each day we drive up the hill. Each day we are on the journey of life. Each day we encounter roadblocks. Each day we lose hope. Each day someone helps us. Each day we conquer our problems. Each day we thank our friends. Each day we thank you.



A publication for alumni, parents and friends. President Stephen J. Helmich Executive Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer Jim Williams Vice President for Advancement Nicole Beasley, ’98 Vice President for Enrollment Management R. Duane Emery

Prayer Lord God, thank you for giving us our life and allowing us to have a faith that so strongly connects us to you. Allow our Cathedral community to gain a greater sense of faith within. In your name we pray, Amen.

- Annie Gregory, ‘15

Vice President for Constituent Relations Ken Barlow, ’82 Vice President for Operations Jim McLinn, ‘70 Vice President for Marketing & Communications Jan Stanich

The charism of inclusiveness and diversity Reflection When Blessed Basil Moreau started his schools, he did not turn students away due to their ethnicity or financial standing. He wanted to include anyone who came to him. Cathedral carries on this tradition today with our financial aid program and our varying class levels, which help students of all financial and academic standings to have the opportunity to come into and flourish in the accepting, caring environment of Cathedral. This helps to form the diverse group of students that makes this school so special. This diversity has helped me to expand my circle of friends to include those of all ages, races, and genders, just as I will do for the rest of my life. Prayer Father, help us to include all of those around us just as Moreau did with his schools. When people come to us in need, give us the grace to help them regardless of what they may look like or what their background may be. Help us to see people from the inside out, just as you do. In your name we pray, Amen.

- James Kacius, ‘15


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For change of address: Please contact Liz Hoffman at (317) 968-7310 or via email at Have a story idea? Contact Jan Stanich at (317) 968-7352 or On the cover: Cathedral’s We the People team placed first in the state competition and earned fifth in the nation at this spring’s competition. See details on page 6.

a message from the principal Dear Alumni, Families and Friends, As we end another productive and exciting school year, we begin again with the start of Summer School and the re-launching of Camp Cathedral. Preparations for next school year are well underway, and we look forward to new additions that are a part of the next-generation learning environment we are creating for our students. We will offer two new classes, Chinese and pre-engineering, and we will initiate a new daily class schedule offering students more opportunity for individualized instruction. I would like to welcome new faculty and staff we have added to our Cathedral family as of this publication date. Stacy Ashby Assistant to the principal Lisa Blamey English Dom David Pre-engineering, physics, and computer education Lin Jing George Chinese Brian Gross Language support program/Latin Katie Klee Theology Mary Myers Assistant director of events Monica Pollom Director of events and corporate relations Molly Reilly Science Doug Seagrave Athletic director Dennis Thomas Social studies Dana Van Deuren Language support program and English Tony Willis Publications/English

This time of year is bittersweet, as we’ve recently said a fond farewell to Cathedral faculty and staff members who move on to new journeys in their lives. I want to recognize the following individuals who are retiring from Cathedral High School and thank them for their years of service and dedication. We wish them well! Judy Birge Social studies—36 years Shelley Glenn Library/media center—10 years Jim Faulkner Business/technology—4 years John Hannan English/Megaphone/yearbook—26 years Nancy Hartman Math—26 years Jenny Pearson Language support program—5 years Diane Szymanski Assistant to the principal—10 years Susie Watson Theatre—16 years I also say a warm “thank you” to the following faculty and staff who gave much to Cathedral and who leave us to pursue new endeavors: Sheryl Babb, Ginny Casey, Matt Hammond, Nic Kovatch, Katie Monnett, John O’Hara, Mic Roessler, and Stephanie Syverson. We will miss the special gifts and talents that they brought to Cathedral!

“Preparations for next school year are well underway, and we look forward to new additions that are a part of the next-generation learning environment we are creating…”

Many thanks again to all of the above individuals for their commitment to our mission and vision, to our students, to our graduates, and to all of us in the Cathedral family. Blessings,

David L. Worland Principal

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Cathedral academics earn regional, state, and national honors for excellence We the People places fifth in the U.S. Cathedral academic programs not only prepare students to succeed in college and career, but also give them the opportunity to compete against the best and brightest in Indiana and throughout the country. Recent awards and accomplishments underscore the ability of Cathedral’s outstanding faculty to help students achieve at the highest possible levels. One of the highlights of the academic year was Cathedral’s “We the People” team winning state and competing in nationals in Washington, DC, in May of 2013. The “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program” is both a class and a competitive co-curricular team at Cathedral. This advanced placement collegelevel course is only open to seniors. Students study U.S. government foundations and political theories in relation to present-day laws. The competition promotes civic competence and responsibility and includes simulated congressional hearings and constitutional debates. “This is only the second year for Cathedral to have ‘We the People,’” teacher and coach Jill Baisinger says, “and we have already been very successful. The team won the 6

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7th Congressional District competition twice and the state competition this year before going to Washington to compete on the national level where Cathedral was judged fifth in the nation of about 56 teams from across the country. We are very excited with what the students have already achieved and look forward to expanding the program and building on Cathedral’s academic excellence.”

We the People 2012-2013 Team ALPHABETICAL: Jill Baisinger (team coach), Brad Berghoff (team advisor), Erica Sullivan (grad/team advisor), Caroline Bechtel, Grace Bennett, Michael Brady, Nick Buckman, Caley Caito, Marguerite FisherHeath, Kathryn Habecker, Vincent Halloran, Harrison Hensley, Eric Hinkes, Natalie Laskowski, Maddie Lay, Brynn Lee, Randi McQueen, Maddie Mitchell, Maria Rush, Shannon Scott, Jimmy Suess

answers first in written form,” explains Marguerite Fisher-Heath, ’13, “We then read the paper in front of three judges. The judges, who were state supreme court judges or attorneys, ask us followup questions. For first day of nationals, that was for six minutes and for the second day, it was 11 minutes.”

“‘We the People’ links you to a community of support from so many people who are involved with law, politics and government. When someone in that field hears you did this program, he automatically understands you are Jimmy Suess, ’13, believes that intelligent, dedicated, hardworking, “We the People” will influence his and aware of what’s going on in the future education and career. world,” says Brynn Lee, ’13. “This “I plan to carry it on into the rest not only helped me develop my of my life,” he says. “I’m going to opinions about government and Wabash for political science and a reverence for the constitution, rhetoric. The ultimate goal is to but it also taught me poise and work in Washington someday.” composure under pressure.” Teammate Michael Brady, ’13, also sees a future influenced by his Team members commit to a demanding schedule to prepare for participation. “Getting to intensely study these people, these places, competition, devoting a minimum these ideas, and then getting to see of six hours a week to meetings the physical documents as we did with advisors, team members, and while in Washington really gives moderators. “Each unit is given you pride in your country and the three questions and each person foundation it came from.”

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irish academics Cathedral academics shine in state competitions a Distinguished Delegate award for her representation of Guatemala in the World Health Organization. Vincent Halloran and Dash Holland received Distinguished Delegate awards for their representation of Guatemala in the Security Council. Junior Kasey Mulligan received an Honorable Mention for representing Vietnam in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The Serra Club of Indianapolis awarded two Cathedral students top honors in the 2013 John D. Kelley Vocations Essay Contest. Ellen Flood, who wrote about Father John Hollowell, was the ninth-grade essay winner. Katherine Will, who wrote about Sr. Sylvester, was the 11th-grade essay winner. Pictured here with freshman theology teacher, Quanah Jeffries.

Model UN team wins five awards at the state competition The 2013 Cathedral Model UN Team was the most successful in recent years despite being one of the smaller teams because of changes in the program. The senior team representing Guatemala received five awards at the Model UN Conference held in March. Caley Caito received an Outstanding Delegate award for her representation of Guatemala on the United Nations Environment Program. Katherine Will received an Outstanding Delegate award for her representation of Guatemala in the General Assembly. Kendall Burgett received

Cathedral students take first and second place in state Optimist Oratorical Contests Teresa Heckman, ‘16, and Nathan Gray, ‘16, were both regional winners in the Optimist Oratorical Contest and competed in the state finals. Heckman won the Girls State Oratorical Contest and a $2,500 scholarship; Gray placed second in the Boys State Finals. According to the oratorical chairman, this is the first time he could remember having students from the same school in the finals of each contest in the same year. Student represents Indiana at 2013 Global Youth Institute Melissa Robins, ’14, was selected as one of five students to represent the state of Indiana as a delegate to the 2013 Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa, in October 2013. Robins researched ways of reducing hunger and poverty in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in the Sahel region of western Africa.

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Teacher of the Year

Jill Baisinger, social studies teacher and coach of “We the People”

“She has put so much time and effort into helping us out. It’s really just incredible that she has devoted her life to our success, to put in the time so we could do better. We really have to thank her for that.”

- Michael Brady, ‘13 “Being named the Teacher of the Year is the highest honor that a teacher at Cathedral can receive. To have earned the respect of one’s peers is indeed a great tribute. Jill has been given even higher praise by our students. One after the other, students have indicated that their experience with Ms. Baisinger has caused them to choose government as their major or minor in college. It is absolutely awe inspiring to see just how uniformly their experience with Jill has ignited a spark in them.”

- Lisa Ford Math Department Chair

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total faith in the future campaign

The table on the right may be of hel determining your gift:

4. Traditions To increase the opportunity for more students to participate in the arts and athletics Required investment: $2.75 million

Cathedral kicks off Faith in the Future capital campaign 3. Tuition To maintain the school’s unique and diverse student body Required investment $3 million


2. Technology To provide students the opportunity to learn from and with the latest technology Required investment: $1.75 million

in the

1. Teachers To attract, develop, retain, and reward top-notch educators Required investment: $2.5 million These four areas are:

There are four areas that must be addressed if Cathedral is going to continue to be “the model for all high schools” as our vision says and one of the most admired Catholic schools in the country.

The Campaign to Secure Cathedral’s Promise for Generations

Stephen J. Helmich, president of Cathedral, announces campaign.

The fruits of the Faith in the Future campaign are already evident around campus as work begins on the athletic fields.

Steve Helmich, president of Cathedral, and Katherine Will, ‘13, announced the public phase of Cathedral’s new capital campaign, Faith in the Future, at the Alumni Grand Reunion on June 22.

According to Vice President for Advancement Nicole Beasley, the campaign has seen 100 percent participation from faculty and staff in addition to leadership gifts from alumni and friends of Cathedral.

This $10 million effort will raise much-needed funds for teacher attraction, retention, and development, ongoing technology needs, tuition assistance, and to keep Cathedral’s traditions in the arts and athletics growing by investing in renovations to athletic facilities, Loretto Hall locker rooms, and Cunningham Fine Arts Center.

For more information on how you can demonstrate your Faith in the Future of Cathedral High School, go to FaithintheFutureCampaign. com or contact Nicole Beasley, VP for Advancement, at nbeasley@ or (317)968-7383.

“We already have raised $7 million in the quiet phase of the Faith in the Future campaign and we are now entering the public phase to raise the additional $3 million needed to bring this missioncritical fund raising effort to a successful conclusion,” says Cathedral President Steve Helmich. Installing the campaign thermometer at the bottom of the hill... $7 million and counting!


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Campaign Cabinet Matt Cohoat, ’78 John Flynn, ‘70 Nick Melloh, ‘88 Gail Shiel Jack Snyder Steve Helmich PRESIDENT


Please keep in mind that no one can much you should give. May we sugg that your gift be determined after pr guidance and be of an amount that yourself, brings a personal sense of s and helps Cathedral High School. Gifts are tax deductible and are not l If you prefer, gifts may be committed three-year pledge period. Billings ca monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or Suggested Commitment Amounts

Blessed Basil Moreau

The future depe entirely in the e generation that

Over time, however, the number of brothers dwindled. The school began hiring more lay teachers. The need to invest in buildings and the cost to maintain a diverse sports and arts program was more than the brothers could afford. In 1973, unfortunately, they simply could not afford to keep the school running.

Why I will support Faith in the Future Katherine Will, ‘13

But, the brothers had taught their students well. Robert Welch and a group of alumni picked up the mantle and saved the school. By placing their personal wealth at risk, these brave men continued the mission of the brothers and committed themselves to educating future generations in the faith and serving the community. The school was saved and the reputation of Cathedral expanded even more.

world. And no one could have forecasted the tremendous expense related to technology. When you add up all these costs, the price of an education is often out of the reach of the people Cathedral was originally created to serve.

So this is where we are today. At another crossroads in the history of our school. The great success of Cathedral did not occur by accident. It happened because someone decided they would stand up and make a difference. In the beginning it was Bishop Chartrand and the Holy Cross Brothers. In 1973 it was Robert Welch and a group of brave alumni.

In 1918, Bishop Chartrand saw a need for a Catholic high school to serve the young men of Indianapolis. To help make the school affordable and accessible to Today, Cathedral needs a new as many students as possible, he entered into a unique arrangement The academic reputation group of people to stand up with the Brothers of Holy Cross and make a difference in the of Cathedral is among the from Notre Dame. These dedicated future of the school. The school teachers moved to Indianapolis and, best you will find anywhere needs someone to have “Faith under the academic and spiritual in the country. leadership of these men, Cathedral in the Future.” Our success in football, volleyball, admitted its first 90 students. and baseball are legendary I do not have much money, but I Through the leadership of the throughout the state. And our plan to give what I can to help the brothers, Cathedral developed not performing arts programs rival school that has given me so much. only a reputation for academic any in Indiana. All I ask is that you join me in success, but also a tradition of supporting this wonderful school. As in 1973, however, the cost of excellence in both sports and the maintaining a great school has God bless you. arts. By the 1950s, Cathedral was caught up with us. We have the overflowing with students and the best teachers in the state and we diocese was forced to open up owe them a decent wage for all their three more high schools to handle hard work. Excellence in sports the overflow. Cathedral was a and the arts is not cheap in today’s huge success.

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National Honor Society welcomes new inductees The Aquinian Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed the following new members during an induction ceremony in April. Sydney Adams Sebastian Aguirre Pedraza Kirsten Alexander Andrew Bailey David Barger* Collin Barthel Harrison Beckerich Laura Bem Benjamin Bielski Katherine Bigelow Alexander Boos Isobel Bowles Nicolas Bratton Taylor Browning Garrett Buechler Olivia Burris Kathleen Byers Carlos Carpizo Benjamin Carter Kourtney Coleman Austin Compton Vincent Corsaro Keenan Cox Andrew Cramer* Courtney Crowe Emily Darnell Lewis Demyan Alexander Dennen Danielle Denton* Aidan DeSanto Katie Dezelan Breck Douglas Connor Dykhuizen John Eckhart Paityn Evans Allison Farrell Haley Ferguson Emma Flynn Brandon Fogel Anna Ford Joshua Fry Joseph Fulnecky Meghan Garriott Adam George Eric Gerbers Daniel Getz Evan Gogel Jackson Golden Rachel Goldfarb Jack Gomez Meredith Goshell


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Anna Gibbons Matthew Gregory Grace Gresham Nicholas Hanahan Andrea Hise Matthew Hoffmire Alexa Hornak Madalyn Hunt* Andrew Hussey Andrew James Delaney Jansen Andrew Jennings Luke Johnson Julia Kahn Kathleen Kennedy Maureen Kesterson-Yates Olivia Kluger Kelsey Kopf Elizabeth Krull* Kevin Kyle Karli LaGrotte Colleen Lane Allison Lansing Brant Larson Emma Leising Devin Ludes Braeger Shannon Lueking Jacob McCarty Sarah McClure Oliver McNulty John-Thomas Malone Jack Mattingly Katherine Maxwell Michael Melbardis Caroline Melloh Kristin Meta Sarah Meuleman Evan Miller Kevin Mills Claire Mooney Claire Moore Dustin Moore Jack Mourouzis Brigid Murphy Claire Murphy Joseph Musto Sierra Nawrot Elizabeth Nicholls Julia Niemczura Mary Claire Noble Liam O’Hara

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inductees Aidan O’Neill Alex Peña Sydney Pfeifer Kristen Piwowarski Megan Pliske Nicole Porten Theodore Price Cara Ratterman Connor Rice* Holly Riggle Melissa Robins Mitchell Rougraff Lauren Roy Christopher Rudicel Benjamin Sasin Samantha Schwer John Sheridan Harry Shipley Amy Schrader Susan Schrader Andrew Searight* Frederick Sprunger Stephanie Stapleton Laura Steinken Daniel Steinmetz Jill Stinson Mary Tarbox Marissa Terando Maxwell Tigges David Tilly Jordan Toby Samantha Toth Tiana Vander Missen Kyle Vassilio Laura Weber Matthew Wehrli Molly Welch Katherine Will Luke Wojtalik Megan Wolf Gabrielle Woodman Monica Wright Sarah Writt* Olivia Zerr *senior

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Class of 2018: Celebrating scholarship & character Cathedral is looking forward to welcoming all 317 members of the class of 2017 this fall. In particular, the school would like to recognize our Presidential Scholars and Cathedral Scholars who scored in the top percentiles of the High School Placement Test. We also are pleased to recognize incoming freshmen who were selected by their principals as embodying the Holy Cross values Cathedral has lived since 1918.

Presidential Scholars

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Holy Cross Values Awards

Academic scholarship worth $12,000 over four years awarded to students scoring in the 98th or 99th percentile nationally on the STS High School Placement Test.

Academic scholarship worth $6,000 over four years awarded to students scoring in the 96th or 97th percentile nationally on the STS High School Placement Test.

A one-time $500 scholarship to the student chosen by the principal and faculty of the student’s school on the basis of academics, faith, integrity and character, service, and leadership.

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Portrait of an Emerging Leader Meet the Meyers Though Jack and Emily were classmates both at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and here at Cathedral, little did they know that after college they would meet again, marry, and today be the parents of two little boys. Though they know their sons are a long way from becoming Irish, Cathedral is close to their hearts and both Jack and Emily are active members of the Emerging Leaders program. “Emerging Leaders is a great opportunity for young alumni to get involved,” says Michelle Rhodes, ’01, director of the program. “Any amount of time commitment will work. You can choose how involved you want to be.” That’s definitely a plus for the Meyers. In addition to new-parent duties, Emily Meyer is director of programming at College Mentors for Kids and Jack Meyer is director of marketing and territory account manager at LineDrive, a national industrial products manufacturer. When I was preparing to job search after college, Emily Meyer says, people told her to list Cathedral even though one typically doesn’t include high school on resumes. “The Cathedral network is a testament to what the school means to alumni and how we want to stay involved and connected long after graduation,” she says. “We have been able to reconnect with our classmates and with other Cathedral graduates, both older and younger than us. This has built us another network outside our own friends and careers.”

Emily (Reid) Meyer, ’01, Jack Meyer, ’00, and John Meyer, ’30 (Not pictured, Thomas Reid Meyer, ‘32)

“We’re chairs of the service committee,” Jack Meyer says, “We connect alumni with students and build influential relationships between them. When you’re in your thirties, you’re more settled in your career and are able to help with job opportunities, Day of Service, and other activities such as Career Night.”

“So many alumni feel they owe Cathedral so much, that they need to give something back. Emerging Leaders is an exciting way to get involved and continue that ‘lifelong connection’ with the school.” To volunteer at Career Night, Day of Service, or for more information about the Emerging Leaders program, contact Michelle Rhodes,


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Cathedral high-achievers recognized at Center for Leadership Development awards ceremony. Cathedral students were front and center at this year’s 33rd Annual Minority Achievers Award Dinner with the theme for 2013, “Honoring Excellence…in Life’s Work and Service to Community.”

Rachel Farthing, ‘13, was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Hanover College.

Peyton Powers, ’13, was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to DePauw University.

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) has been fostering the advancement of minority youth in central Indiana as future professional, business, and community leaders since 1977. Cathedral is proud of her ongoing relationships with CLD and its focus on providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment. CLD’s vision for developing youth, helping them set high meaningful goals, training them to responsibly handle peer pressure, and motivating them to pursue excellence rests on instilling CLD’s Principles for Success including character development, educational excellence, leadership effectiveness, community service, and career achievement.

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Alexandra Foster and Darran Ballard, pictured here with Ramona Powell, director of diversity, and Cathedral President Steve Helmich, were recipients of the 2013 Center for Leadership Development Cathedral Scholarship.

There were 21 colleges and universities which awarded scholarships to high school seniors at this year’s dinner. The 2013 senior scholarship recipients from Cathedral were Rachel Farthing, ‘13, who was awarded a full-tuition scholarship from Hanover College,

and Peyton Powers, ‘13, who was awarded a full-tuition scholarship from DePauw University. Numerous Cathedral alumni and friends received awards. The CLD Director’s Award winner was Fred Evans, ’61, retiree and author. The Neighborhood & Community Service Award winner was Joy Mason, parent of Miles Mason, ’13. The Achievement in Professions Award winner was Dr. Steve Towns, owner of Sonrisa: A Periodontal Spa, and parent of Geoffrey Holloway, ‘05, and Jenae Holloway, ‘06. The Nominee in Media was Terri Cope-Walton, news director at WRTV6, and parent of Atlas Walton, ’16. The Nominee for Community Service was Eric Saunders, ‘01, match support specialist at Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central Indiana. The Nominee for Achievement in Business was Robert Reed, founder and CEO of RCR Technology, and parent of Lindsey Reed, ’13, and Lauren Reed, ‘06. The Madame C.J. Walker Award winner was Myra Selby, parent of Jason Curry, ‘15. Cathedral students Alexandria Ford, ‘16, and McKenzie Wiseman, ‘14, were 2013 award presenters.

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Liz Browning brings Cathedral students to new worlds—into publishing and into Africa.

This spring, English department co-chair Liz Browning helped 28 students in Cathedral’s service learning class publish the second volume of In Our Village: It’s an Irish Thing about the traditions and daily life of the school. “A couple of years ago, I discovered a book called In Our Village written by secondary students and filled with colorful pictures and descriptive essays detailing life in a remote village in the mountains of Tanzania,” Browning says. “What, I wondered, if I could teach a class and the focus was service learning, resulting in a book filled with descriptive essays that detail life up on the hill at Cathedral High School?” That was the beginning of both the class and two trips to Africa. Service learning is an experiential teaching method that provides students unique opportunities to understand the connections between what they’re learning in the classroom and real life community challenges and issues. In Our Village, a class devoted to writing and service learning, began in 2011 and resulted in the publication of the first volume of In Our Village. This year, Browning led the In Our Village class to publish the second volume in the series as well as accompanied Cathedral students on a trip to Tanzania. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefitted the Awet Secondary School in Kimbi ya Simba, Tanzania, and the Cathedral High School Student Assistance Fund. Additionally, students, teachers, and parents visited Tanzania and the Awet school in June, 2013, where the class went to install solar panels on the girls’ dormitory. Copies of the In Our Village book, which looks at life at Cathedral through student essays, are available in the Cathedral Spirit Shop or from Liz Browning at 14

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Students spend spring break helping others

Cathedral students once again spent their spring break working to help build or rehabilitate homes through Habitat for Humanity’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge. Cathedral students traveled to South Carolina and spent the week serving five different outreaches and joining together in prayer. Cathedral students worked with both the Charleston and Sea Island, South Carolina, chapters of Habitat for Humanity, as well as working with outreach programs with Stono Baptist Church and Kiawah Cares. “We’re grateful for the students who use their spring break to volunteer with a Habitat affiliate for Collegiate Challenge,” said Jenn Skudlarek, Habitat for Humanity International’s manager of U.S. volunteer programs. “Their work makes a meaningful difference and will have a lasting impact in communities across the country.”

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The Journey of Fr. Brian Guerrini Holy Cross charisms at Cathedral: Having faith in each other By Annie Gregory, ‘15 I went to St. Malachy school in Brownsburg. I wasn’t sure if Cathedral was the right place for me, but once I became a Holy Cross leader I realized there was no where else I would rather be. Many people don’t truly realize how special it is to be a part of a Holy Cross family. The Holy Cross family focuses on the charisms we all share. When I met the kids from the other Holy Cross schools I saw these charisms shining through them and when I came back to Cathedral I decided to look for these charisms in each and every person. It changed my outlook on the school and students. It’s truly amazing what good you will find if you look for it. One of the important Holy Cross charisms is faith. I googled “define faith” and what came up was “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” Now the real question is: how can we incorporate faith into Cathedral? As a Catholic school, many students and teachers put their trust and confidence in God. At Cathedral, I believe we can go beyond this. I have meet teachers and students that I have faith in and to feel that way is amazing. Each day I think it is important for us to strive to be the best we can so that maybe we can change someone’s life. You never know when a student is having a bad day and something as simple as a smile and hello could make their day and maybe even create a lasting relationship. You may be the person that gives this kid faith again... the person that makes them realize things will get better and if they don’t they can come talk to you. This is what makes Cathedral special. Not only do we have a faith in God, but we also have faith in each other.

I graduated from Cathedral way back in 1971 when it was still located on North Meridian Street across from Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral and still had many Holy Cross brothers as teachers and administrators. I never imagined where the Lord was leading me. But, it seems that my Catholic upbringing led me to where I am now. That is, as a priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, an international community of men and women dedicated to contemplating, living, and proclaiming the compassionate love of God in the world. From the time I was in elementary school with the Sisters of Providence at Saint Matthew grade school in Indianapolis until now, where I am an associate pastor of three parishes and two mission churches in the oilfields and agriculture of southeastern New Mexico, God has led me into the desert and brought me full circle in the Catholic Church. Probably my greatest influences on becoming a priest were those sisters in grade school and the Holy Cross brothers at Cathedral. Most importantly, however, I believe it was my parents who made me go to mass every Sunday and enrolled me in Catholic schools that gave me the foundation in the faith. My journey has been full of experiences of death and resurrection. The paschal mystery is alive and well for those who have faith. And, this being the Year of Faith what better time to reflect on our own journeys. As we all continue our journeys as brothers and sisters in the Lord and as members of the Cathedral family, let us never forget our faith in Christ. For Christ is the Great “I AM.” Christ is the one foundation that brings us along the road towards our own resurrection. In this world of challenges towards our faith, let us renew daily that faith in Christ Jesus our Lord! Here’s to you, “Dear Old Cathedral...” Fr. Brian Guerrini, SS.CC. Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Artesia, New Mexico and Director, Saint Vincent de Paul Society of the Pecos Valley, Inc., Artesia, New Mexico

Together we can do anything.

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National Honor Society students had their own 80s prom on the Welch Activity Center balcony. They were dressed in 80s-style prom dresses and tuxes and Kevin Bacon was front and center in his burgundy jacket as they danced the night away to “Footloose.”

The 80s theme was a hit, with bright colors, lot of fads, upbeat music, and fun decorations.


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MacKenzie Isaac, ‘16, shined as Whitney Houston.

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Fr. Glenn O’Conner and Tom Zupancic, ‘73, were the auctioneers. Father is looking high and low for a bidder to increase his/her live auction item bid.

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ShamrAuction 2013: Cathedral goes back to the 80s!

Musical entertainment by Zanna-Doo! got guests out of their chairs and onto the dance floor.

Taylor Gaither, ‘13, did a great job portraying Michael Jackson. He even had the glove!

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Rachael Fischer, ‘13, and Lauren Keisler, ‘13, showed Irish pride and sold raffle tickets.

The yummy treats at the Back to the 80s candy bar took guests on a trip down memory lane.

Cathedral’s much-anticipated annual fundraiser brought together friends, alumni, and supporters from throughout central Indiana for a great night of retro fun. The sold-out event featured both live and silent auctions, dinner, and dancing. Most important, the event raised $393,955 in support of educational initiatives not fully covered by tuition. “Watching our students share their gifts warms your heart,” said Sheryl Babb, director of the 2013 event. “They are the true reason we do the work we do here at Cathedral.”

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Commencement 2013 “There are great challenges and rewards and failures and successes in your vast, magnificent, and promising futures.”

1. Attention Getter. The speaker should immediately gain the attention of the audience. Nick Lyons, English and language support teacher and 2004 Cathedral alumnus, was chosen by the seniors to address the Class of 2013 at this year’s commencement ceremonies. Here are his remarks in entirety.

There was one particular moment in high school when I felt very nervous. It was minutes before the first football game of the season my junior year. I have never forgotten the advice that was given to me. Coach Roessler, sensing my anxiety, said

“Don’t be nervous. If you are nervous, that means you are thinking about the end result. You should be filling your mind with your very first step!” I suppose many of you might be experiencing some nervous energy when you think about leaving the microcosm of Cathedral and stepping out into a new and obscure world. I would like to propose a few suggestions broken down into ‘steps,’ if you will, that may ameliorate your anxiety. These will be explained using the five components of the speech introduction: attention getter, connection, credibility, purpose, map. 18

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Make a splash in college! Get the attention of the people around you. Show and share your talents! Matthew 5: verse 15, ‘Neither do men light a candle and hide it under a bushel basket. Instead they put it on a stand where it gives light to all in the house.’

Share your light with the world. But! Make sure you gain the right kind of attention. Like in speech, your attention getter should be appropriate to your message. For example, maybe you can do a “pretty good” Rich Andriole impersonation… and that certainly can get a lot of people’s attention. But, be sure that is the attention you seek to attain. Your attention getter must accurately relate to your main message and purpose, which will be explained in part 4. 2. Connection. A speech introduction should attempt to form a bond with the audience; the speaker should connect the listeners to his or her topic. Forming connections in life is vital. The strongest connection

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you can form results in doing for others. Live for others and the reward is yours. Dr. Greer shared the name Adam Grant, professor at Wharton College, who believes that service is the greatest motivator. The greatest untapped source of motivation, he argues, is a sense of service to others. Focusing on the contribution of our work to other people’s lives has the potential to make us more productive than thinking about helping ourselves. 3. Credibility. The speaker should define for the audience why he or she is the expert on the topic.

Be credible in life. Don’t lie. Form ethical appeal with your friends, family, peers, and professors. Be a person of integrity even when it isn’t popular. It is a challenge. But, your familiarity with challenge is certainly why you are here today. Never compromise your morals. Tall beacons of credibility are sitting in the chairs in front of you! Take with you, their excellent example. 4. Purpose. The speaker must clearly and often times blatantly state the purpose of the speech.

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Be clear about your purpose in life. Make your purpose explicitly clear through your words and behavior. Lead a purpose driven life. Everything you do should be concentrated and focused on this. Perhaps your purpose is to live and spread the word of God. Then, make it known that is your purpose and let your actions reflect that daily. Your purpose may be to serve. You will reach levels of happiness through doing for others that you will never come close to only doing for yourself. 5. Map. The speaker should provide a “road map” explaining how the audience will arrive at the destination or ultimate message of the speech. What is your plan? Some of your plans are well developed and some are just being constructed. Understand there is a beautiful balance that exists in living this plan.

God holds the ultimate plan for you; don’t be nervous about diverging from your well-developed plan when He leads you. These five components are clearly manifested through the lives of my two heroes, Rick and Dick Hoyt. Rick Hoyt was born in 1962, in Boston, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck during delivery. One doctor recommended to the Hoyts that they should put Rick in an institution and forget about him because he was going to be severely handicapped for the rest of his life. His father, Dick, did not put him in an institution; he took him home

Cathedral’s five valedictorians and four salutatorians plus senior class president.

and provided opportunities for Rick to participate in everything a normal boy would. One year, Dick pushed him in his wheelchair during a charity run in their community for a paralyzed athlete. When they got home after the event a powerful moment occurred. Rick communicated through his alternative speaking device, “Dad, when we were out there running, it felt like my disability disappeared!” Dick signed up for every event he could after that: 5Ks, marathons, and even Ironman triathlons. The father explains, “Rick is my motivator. When we are out there competing something gets into me; I can’t explain it. We are able to go faster.” Team Hoyt has competed in six Ironman Triathlons. Not because the father is a superior athlete–he is just a man who loves his son.

for him. The Hoyts’ credibility is honorable. They brought Rick home and provided a loving lifestyle. They have a purpose and live it everyday. Dick may have had a well-developed plan upon his high school graduation, but he let God guide him during the challenging moments of Rick’s birth and life. Friends, this is merely the introduction. The body of your life is ahead of you. There are great challenges and rewards and failures and successes in your vast, magnificent, and promising futures. But, don’t be nervous about the end result, just focus on this very first step. Thank you.

Rick and Dick Hoyt have certainly received attention; they were inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame in 2008. The connection they have formed is undeniable. Dick pushes Rick in the wheelchair, but Dick claims Rick is the one doing

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Boys lacrosse takes state title to end impressive season By John Oehser

What happened this season wasn’t completely unexpected. But Andy Gruber said that didn’t make what the Cathedral High School boys lacrosse team accomplished in 2013 any easier, and it certainly didn’t make it less special.

It was also a group that worked a The Irish took a 7-3 second-half long time for their career-capping lead, but Carmel rallied to tie it 7-7. moment. The team’s core came The Irish took an 8-7 lead before together as freshmen in 2010. Carmel took a 9-8 lead with 1:55 Through the next three years, other remaining. The Irish then tied the players joined the program, helping game 9-9 with a minute remaining the Irish to a state semifinal finish in regulation, forcing sudden-death in 2010 and runner-up finishes in overtime. “There wasn’t a nervous 2011 and 2012. A senior class 22 body on our sideline,” Gruber said. players strong helped the Irish to “We knew Carmel was that kind a 23-1 record in 2013, with four of a team. We weren’t expecting a of those victories coming in a blowout win.” Senior midfielder preseason tournament in Florida. Michael Mattei won the faceoff to start overtime, and after a quick The season’s lone loss came to pass, senior attacker Adam Bridges Louisville (Ky.) Trinity in the found the net six seconds into second game of the season, and overtime. included two victories over Carmel, the team that beat the Irish in the last two state title games.

The Irish, after steadily building “It was a well-deserved season for one of the state’s best programs all of these guys,” he said. “It was a over the past three seasons and good way to wrap up the last four after two consecutive state runner- years with a championship win.” up finishes, entered the 2013 season The Irish swept through the with a clear, lofty goal of capping playoffs, with each postseason the careers of a talented, dedicated victory coming over a team they senior class with the program’s first beat in the regular season. Their state title in eight years. last lost came in March, and the Irish had a 19-game winning streak Goal achieved; entering the playoffs. “That’s not mission accomplished. always easy,” Gruber said. “This was a great group of guys,” The Irish beat Heritage Christian, Gruber said weeks after the Irish 8-4, in the first round of the state capped an official 19-1 season with tournament, then beat Westfield, a 10-9 victory over Carmel in the 10-4, in the semifinal round to 2013 Indiana High School Lacrosse advance to their third consecutive Association state championship state final. The final was equal game at Zionsville High School parts back and forth and dramatic. on Saturday, May 25.


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“As beautiful as it was, it was a play we’d converted probably a dozen times throughout the season,” Gruber said. “When it came time to take care of business, we knew the opportunity was there.”

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Key to the season, Gruber said, was the bonding experience of the early-season trip to Florida. After that, the team’s bond “never even gave a suggestion of cracking.” That was true despite hardships. Mattei sustained a broken left thumb midway through the season. The injury initially appeared season-ending, and Mattei played an emotional game against Carmel the following Friday believing it would be his last game for Cathedral. Mattei underwent surgery the following Monday, but a couple of weeks later, he returned. He scored in the title game with his left hand in a cast. “He wasn’t the only one,” Gruber said. “We had guys playing with broken bones who had to take extraordinary measures to keep playing through the end of the season. It wasn’t as if this was serendipity and everything worked out perfectly. These are guys who overcame huge obstacles.

“Throughout the season, we had things come up. Nobody panicked. Nobody got worried. If someone got hurt, someone stepped up. If someone got hurt, they tried to figure out a way to keep playing. “I’ve never had a season like this.”

including the final minutes and seconds of a season no one around the program will soon forget. “We were so determined and so focused – not one of us ever even thought about giving any indication that we weren’t going to pull this through,” Gruber said of the closing minutes of the state title game.

Senior midfielder Wyatt Wood and senior defenseman Cameron O’Conner were named AllAmerican by US Lacrosse, and “We walked into overtime Gruber said senior attackers Ryan Rodgers, Bridges and Matt Musser steel-focused. There was no were “second to none.” Gruber hooting and hollering. We also said senior midfielder Johnny walked out like we were going Scotto had a phenomenal year, scoring the game-tying goal in the to finish our business and championship game. Defensively, it showed.” O’Conner led a defense that along with Drew Seawright and Gabe “It was how everyone just stayed McAteer and junior goaltender together. It was a year none of those Joe Musto – the defensive Most boys will ever forget, and it wasn’t Valuable Player of the tournament – just about winning a championship. helped the Irish hold opponents to It was an incredibly emotional year.” four goals per game for the season. Bridges was named offensive player of the tournament, but Gruber said what will be remembered more than awards or accolades was the bond that formed in Florida. That bond sustained the Irish through the season’s most difficult times,

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Royal Irish Rugby Society earns sixth consecutive state title By John Oehser

Scott Peterson couldn’t complain. At least not much. Yes, the Royal Irish Rugby Society narrowly missed winning a second consecutive national title. And yes, that pretty much has become the goal around this elite-level program.

Consider what the program accomplished in 2013: • A national runner-up finish. • A fourth consecutive Midwest title. • A sixth consecutive state title. The Royal Irish Rugby Society, a program made up of students from Cathedral and Bishop Chatard, had to overcome plenty to accomplish those things. So, Peterson, the program’s head coach, said no, realistically he and the players couldn’t complain.


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“It was definitely a very rewarding season,” Peterson said shortly after the program secured a sixth consecutive state title with a victory over perennial power Penn on Memorial Day.

up to the task, partly because of the play of Max Schroeder, a senior from Cathedral who played the Number Eight position. He was named All-State and Most Valuable Player of the state tournament, and also was the program’s Most Valuable Player.

That was particularly true because of adversity overcome. After winning a fourth consecutive The Royal Irish Rugby Society, which won the national title the previous offseason in dominating fashion, early in the 2013 season lost two critical players, one of which was Cathedral All-American Bryce Campbell, possibly the team’s best player. Campbell sustained a broken foot in the first game of the season, spending the season as a constant leader at practice, but no longer able to play. That made for an even more difficult task, particularly after losing 11 of 15 starters from the previous season. The program was

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Midwest title, the program played the first two games of the state tournament, beating Zionsville (65-0) and North Central (4521), respectively, on May 15 and 19. The Royal Irish Rugby Society then played a difficult three-game stretch at the national tournament before losing to perennial national power Salt Lake City (Utah) United, 24-10, in the national title game in Elkhart, Indiana. The program beat United 51-0 in Salt Lake City for the national title last spring. The program returned to finish the state tournament after the national

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title loss, beating Notre Dame (Ill.) De La Solette, 18-12, in a competitive semifinal on Thursday, May 23, before beating Penn, 26-21 in the state final on Memorial Day. “It makes for a tough, grueling end of the season for the kids,” Peterson said of the three-day national tournament followed by the finish of the state tournament, “so it was good to see them bounce back from a disappointment at nationals.”

Other Cathedral players emerging as leaders in 2013 were senior flanker Stone Schneider, and Number Nine senior Kyle Hofmeister, who played jayvee last season.

Two flankers from Cathedral– sophomore Michael Fleck and senior Sam Frederick–also played crucial roles, with Frederick developing into a contributor after not playing until his senior season. “Those are always nice to pick up,” It was the fourth consecutive year Peterson said. “You like to get them the program had beaten Penn for early, but if you can get a kid who is the state final. “State is obviously a senior and who’s a good enough still a big deal to the kids,” Peterson athlete who can fill a lull – that’s said. Schroeder wasn’t alone in really big for us.” coming up big for the program in difficult situations in 2013. Peterson said as much as Prop Chris Mercho, who played anything, that’s what made the sparingly as a junior, emerged as a 2013 season memorable. leader as a senior and scored a try If 2012 was about dominance in the state final before sustaining a dislocated elbow. Senior Joe and celebrating one of the Huntington, who also played best high school rugby teams sparingly as a junior, played a in memory, 2013 was about key role as a Second Row, scoring effectively from a position at overcoming obstacles. which scoring consistently often “That was the big thing,” Peterson is difficult. “He was another said. “We didn’t have a thing go revelation to us,” Peterson said wrong for us last year. Everything of Huntington.

kind of evens out. There was a lot of adversity that these kids had to fight through. You have to give them a lot of credit. It shows to their character. I wasn’t sure how they’d respond, but they really responded well. It was as satisfying as last season, but in a different way.

“We have high goals. That’s a lot of pressure to do that every season. This one was no different. There maybe was even more pressure than they’ve have the last couple of years, so this season was a real credit to the kids–their work ethic and their character.”

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Irish baseball wins 28 straight games; competes for state By John Oehser consecutively. They just prepared and did their thing and left and came back the next day. “I’m really grateful we had the opportunity to see the thing through to its last possible game. I didn’t think this group deserved anything less than that. They earned every single thing they achieved.”

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The team lines up in preparation for the state game.

Coach Rich Andriole and anyone around Cathedral High School baseball very much wanted the 2013 season to end differently. They wanted two more runs for the perfect ending to a perfect season. But considering the circumstances, Andriole said he couldn’t regret anything, and couldn’t linger long on the disappointment. In time, he said he believes the players will see it that way, too.

Coaches Association rankings, lost to Elkhart Central, 1-0, in the state title game. But before that game, the Irish won 28 consecutive games to come within a hair of their third state title–and of becoming the fourth high school baseball team in state history to finish the season unbeaten with a state title.

“It’s disappointing, because I know our guys wanted to see it through,” Andriole said after his 17th season as the Irish’s baseball coach ended with a loss in the state title game. “But I think when they look back, they’re going to go, ‘Man, we did some good stuff.’’’ The Irish, who entered the state tournament ranked No. 2 in the Indiana High School Baseball 26

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One reason the Irish succeeded in 2013? A roster loaded with talent. But while there was talent, Andriole said the Irish’s success was based, too, on a rare closeness and camaraderie. “It’s the kind of group where you don’t want to have the last practice,” Andriole said. “They were prepared. Their approach was professional. They were all business. We never talked about being undefeated. We never talked about how many games we won

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The Irish won the sectional title at Roncalli with a 6-5 victory over Lawrence Central before beating Brownsburg, 5-0, at Avon to win the regional title. A 4-3 victory over Jeffersonville at Plainfield gave the Irish a third semistate title in the last five years. But in the final, Elkhart Central senior Tanner Tully led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, then struck out 13 Irish batters to secure that program’s first state title. “The kid was really good,” Andriole said. “It’s really hard to think you didn’t play well when you allow three hits, commit no errors and have seven base runners. We just couldn’t string enough quality at-bats together to get somebody across. It was just a really good game where a hit here or two or three changes it and you end up with different results.” “I hope that as they get older the takeaway will revolve around, ‘If I come prepared, willing to work, and committed to the idea of a guy playing his role, then great things will happen,’’’ Andriole said.

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Boys basketball: “One of the greatest years I’ve been a part of.” Coach Fagan By John Oehser Andy Fagan won’t forget the 20122013 season. Neither will anyone else associated with Cathedral High School basketball and that won’t change just because the Irish fell just short of their ultimate goal. No state title? That was part of the story for the Irish in 2012-2013, but time will see it as only a small part, because Fagan–in his third season as the Irish’s head coach– said what the team accomplished was significantly more important than what it barely missed. “It was one of the greatest years I’ve ever been a part of,” Fagan said. The Irish, after beginning the season ranked No. 15 in the nation according to MaxPreps, not only didn’t start out with the look of a national power, they faced significant adversity. Collin Hartman sustained a concussion three days before the regularseason opener, and missed the first three games of the season. He then sustained a sprained wrist late in the fourth quarter of his first game back. Hartman missed eight of the first nine games, and in early January the Irish, who had gone unbeaten in the summer winning all three tournaments in which they played, were 6-5. “Our guys did a tremendous job of really coming together from that point.” The Irish won their next 19 games. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t 20,” Fagan said. The 19-game streak was enough for the

Irish’s first berth in the state final since they won the Class 3A state title in 1998. The Irish made the Class 4A state title game, rallying from an 18-point second-quarter deficit before losing to rival Carmel, 57-53. Jalen Coleman led Cathedral against Carmel with 15

lessons you can learn from the different experiences you have, both good and bad,” he said. “All of our guys learned a significant amount this year and they learned a lot of life lessons that will help them be successful later in life.

“We’ve established a culture here and an expectation to continue to compete for championships.”

points and Garrett Hall scored 14 points. Collin Barthel added nine rebounds. And while a state title was the goal, and while the disappointment of not winning it was real, Fagan said a runner-up finish didn’t make the season a disappointment. Far from it. “The thing we emphasize in our program and the thing about playing team sports is the life

You take far more enjoyment out of the successes these guys will have later on in life as husbands, fathers and employees – you know some of the lessons they learned this year will serve them well in the future. “We’ve established a culture here and an expectation to continue to compete for championships. As future players come in, that’s what they’re expecting to play for. As they should.”

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Junior Vinny Corsaro had a strong performance at the state championship at Bankers Life.

Vinny Corsaro once again came oh-so-close to a state title in 20122013. And while Corsaro’s second consecutive state runner-up finish may have highlighted a memorable year for the Cathedral High School wrestling team, in the end, the Irish’s season was about that: Team. Corsaro, a junior who wrestled at 152 pounds, turned in a dominant season and finished as one of four Irish wrestlers to advance to the 2013 Indiana State Wrestling tournament held at Bankers

Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis on Friday and Saturday February 15-16. Corsaro, who finished the season 46-4, lost to unbeaten state champion John Farrell of Greenfield Central, 3-2, in the state title match at 152. Corsaro beat the defending state champion, Isaiah Bradley of Muncie South, in the state semifinal. Bradley entered the meet ranked No. 1 in the state in the weight class. The foursome of Corsaro, Ben Harvey, Blake Rypel and Wesley Bernard all qualified for the state meet, helping Cathedral score 45 points to finish fourth as a team at the state meet. Corsaro, who won sectional and regional titles, also finished as the runner-up to Farrell in the semistate, while Bernard won sectional, regional and semistate titles. Bernard, a senior, finished the season with a 48-2 record at 285 pounds, finishing third at the state meet by pinning Austin Little of North Posey in 59 seconds.

Harvey, a sophomore, finished the season with a 42-7 record, finishing third at the state at 126 pounds with a 3-3 decision over Connersville senior Tom Gettinger. Rypel, a freshman, finished the season with a 34-5 record at 16, finishing seventh at the state with a 14-3 victory over Elkhart Central senior Johnathan Tredway. Cathedral also won team titles at the sectional and regional meets, with every Cathedral wrestler advancing through the sectional round to regionals. Freshman Bryce Lewis won the sectional title at 106 pounds, with Harvey winning the sectional at 126 pounds, junior John Devine winning sectional at 132 pounds and Raja Burt winning the sectional at 195 pounds. Harvey and Burt also won regional titles, with Harvey, John Devine, junior Brant Larson, Corsaro, Rypel, White, Burt, freshman Ryan Guhl and Bernard all advancing to semistate.

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Diver Andrew Cramer capped a standout career with three solid finishes in the postseason to highlight the 2013 boys swimming season. Cramer, a senior, won the sectional title at Lawrence North, then won the regional title the following week at Avon before turning in a fifth-place finish at the

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IUPUI Natatorium in downtown Indianapolis. Cramer scored 441.60 points at the state meet to finish fifth behind winner Joshua Arndt of LaPorte (484.00 points). The boys swim team finished eighth at the sectional meet at Lawrence North.

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Laura Bem, Emma Roehrdanz, Alexa Kozyrski and Jane Kukolla went to state for swimming.

The girls swim team finished off one of the best seasons in program history by finishing second in the sectional meet. That was the highest sectional finish in school history. Senior Alexa Kozyrski won the 100 and 200 freestyles at the sectional meet at Lawrence North High School, with freshman Emma Roehrdanz winning the 500 freestyle, and the 400 free relay

Girls Basketball The Lady Irish had significant contributions from seniors Emily Loew and Liza Christie, who helped the Irish to a 9-13 season that ended in the first round of the sectional tournament. Loew averaged 11.5 points, 1.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game. She was named Indiana Liza Christie Basketball Coaches Association First Team Academic All-State, MCCGSA First Team All-City, Twin Lakes All-Tournament and Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Academic All-State. Loew was the Irish’s MVP. Christie averaged 6.6 points and two assists, being named Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention. She was named to the City AllTournament Team, Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention, and received the Lady Irish Basketball Mental Attitude Award. Loew and Christie each were named to the ’13 Eric Gordon Shootout All-Stars. Freshman Maya Meredith averaged 13 points, 2.3 assists, and 2.4 steals per game, while being named Girls’ Basketball City All-Tournament Team, first-team All-City and leading Cathedral in scoring for the season. The seniors class finished with a combined GPA of 4.3.

team of Kozyrski, Roehrdanz and juniors Laura Bem, and Jane Kukolla also winning the sectional title. Kozyrski won the 200 sectional with a time of 1:58.54 and won the 100 at the sectional meet in 55.12. Roehrdanz won the 500 free in 5:17.80. The 400 free relay team won the sectional with a time of 3:45.91.


Cathedral-Chatard Hockey had a strong season again this year.

The Cathedral hockey team capped a solid season with an undefeated run in the 4A division of the tournament. The Irish played well but tied a game in the state tournament and did not advance because of “goals against.” Senior captain James Kirchgraber finished with 62 goals and 94 points, while assistant captain and defenseman Jackson Eaton scored 42 points with a plus 37. Defenseman and assistant captain Drew Searight finished the season plus 34 with 21 points and senior Conor Sweeney scored 36 points. Ryan Ward finished second on the team in scoring with 76 points and Joey Bolger scored 54 points. The Irish followed a third-place finish in the Hoosier High School Hockey League with a third-place finish in Hoosier High School Hockey League Tournament. Spring/Summer 2013

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A.J. Jacobson was named to the state finals All-Tournament team, a highlight of yet another memorable season. The The Irish boys volleyball team went to the state Irish (24-10), finals for the 17th consecutive year. who entered the postseason No. 3 in the Indiana Boys Volleyball Coaches Association rankings, beat Covenant Christian 3-0 – 25-20, 25-12, 25-22 – in the regional round to reach the IBVCA state finals, which were held at Cathedral. They then beat Noblesville 3-2 – 23-25, 25-23, 27-29, 27-25, 15-12 – in the opening round of the finals. Cathedral lost in the semis to Roncalli, 25-20, 16-25, 25-15, 18-25, 15-13. Jacobson, a senior middle blocker, was among five Cathedral players named to the IBVCA 2013 All-Star team. Senior middle blocker David Barger was also named to the All-Star senior team. Garrett Buehlor, Will Meulbrock, and J.T. Malone were named to the All-Star junior team.

Andrew Derringer qualified for the state tournament, capping the Irish’s 2013 boys golf season. Derringer, a junior, finished tied for 51st at the state tournament, 2012-2013 boys golf seniors shooting 75 and 78 over two days to finish 153–nine-over par–at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin. Derringer shot 76 at the regional tournament at The Players Club in Yorktown, qualifying for the state tournament. As a team, the Irish finished fifth with a 312 at the regional to miss the state tournament, with Andrew Bruns shooting 77 and Ryan Ward shooting 78. Joe LaMagna shot an 81 at the sectional and Jack Stephens shot 88. The Irish had finished third at the sectional tournament at Maple Creek Golf Course, shooting 325 to advance to the regional. Derringer shot 78 at the sectional, with Ward shooting 81, LaMagna and Stephens shooting 83 and Bruns shooting 84.

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The Irish finished fifth as a team at sectionals.

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track and field season. Clapp, a senior, finished 23rd at the state meet at the Haugh Track and Field Complex at Indiana University in Bloomington on May 31, running the 3,200 in 9:49.12. Clapp finished second at the regional meet at Ben Davis with a time of 9:15.20 to qualify for the state meet. Sophomore Malcolm Dotson finished fourth in the 100-meter dash at the North Central Sectional with a time of 11.29 seconds to

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qualify for the regional meet, with senior John Hummel qualifying for the regional with a 50.38-second, fourth-place effort in the 400-meter dash. Junior Eric Garbers finished second in the pole vault at the sectional meet with a vault of 13 feet. Clapp won the 3,200-meter run at the sectional in 9:27.19, with the Irish as a team finishing fifth with 56 points.

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The girls softball team finished 14-13 and lost 5-0 to eventual sectional champion Roncalli.

Girls Tennis Meredith Goshell and Caroline Combs advanced to the quarterfinal round of the state tournament in doubles, highlighting the Cathedral girls tennis season. Goshell and Combs won the Carmel Regional, then beat Columbus North in the first round of the state finals before losing in the quarterfinals to Macie Elliott and Brenna Wu Varsity Lady Irish girls tennis team of Evansville Memorial. Wu/ Elliott went on to win the state title. Goshell, a junior, and Combs, a sophomore, combined for a 24-1 record this season. As a team, the Irish went 14-3, losing to North Central 3-2 in the sectional championship match at North Central. Cathedral had six girls named All-District: Freshman Grace Koscielski (No. 1 singles), sophomore Abby Brady (No. 2 singles), Goshell/Combs (No. 1 doubles) and seniors Olivia Flynn and Simone Deighan (No. 2 doubles). The Irish finished No. 8 in the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association rankings.

Maddie Bryan and Katherine Free each made the state meet to highlight the 2013 Cathedral girls track and field season. Maddie Bryan and Katherine Free Bryan, a senior, finished 13th in a preliminary at the state meet at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex at Indiana University in Bloomington on June 1, running the 200-meter dash in 25.84 seconds. Free, a freshman, finished 15th in the 1,600-meter dash with a time of 5:08.40. Bryan qualified for state with a 26.68-second, 200-meter dash at the regional meet at North Central, good for a second-place finish, while Free qualified with a 5:09.66 1,600-meter dash. That was also second at the regional. Bryan finished third at the sectional with a :26.4 in the 200, and Free finished second at the sectional in the 800 with a time of 2:24.29. She also finished second in the 1,600 with a time of 5:12.45. The Irish’s girls 4x100 meter relay team of freshman Cienna Jordan, senior Lexxus Betts, freshman Olivia Sanders and Bryan finished fourth at the sectional with a time of :50.65. The 4x800 meter relay of junior Julia Niemczura, freshman Ellen Flood, senior Emma Macanally and free finished third with a time of 10:04.38. Jordan finished fourth in the long jump at 16-10.00, while the Irish as a team finished sixth with 51 points.

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Fortune Scholars Excel Full tuition for all four years for exceptional students

Kathy Darnell IFLTA Secondary Teacher of the Year

Pictured left to right: Joseph A’Hearn, ‘17, Michael Kluger, ‘16, Russell “Jock” Fortune (Fortune Foundation), Courtney Bostrom, ‘15, and Ben Sasin, ‘14.

This year marks the first full class of Cathedral’s Fortune Scholars with students in all four classes: freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. These four students, who are selected to receive full tuition assistance for all four years at Cathedral, must meet strict criteria to be selected for this prestigious scholarship. Students must show sufficient academic ability to enable them to complete courses of study necessary to graduate from Cathedral High School. Grants are designed to assist middle-class families for whom financial reality precludes attendance at Cathedral High School. 32

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The selected students must demonstrate a sincere desire to attend Cathedral High School and exemplify the expectations of students as set forth in the mission: “Cathedral… provides to a diverse group of students opportunities for spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth through service and academic excellence.” Recipients must continue to make progress toward graduation from Cathedral High School. The students must participate in at least one extra curricular activity each school year while attending Cathedral (other than or in addition to athletics).

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Kathy Darnell, who teaches Spanish at Cathedral, has been chosen 2013 Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association. “This is a huge honor for both Ms. Darnell and for Cathedral High School,” says World Language Department Chair Gary Spurgin, himself a previous honoree. “She is our fourth Teacher of the Year in the past five years and we can boast that there are not many other high schools in the state with this record.”

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Grand Reunion Weekend brings alumni back to “Dear Old Cathedral”

Front: Andrew Purdie, ‘93, Back: Courtney (McGlynn) Lashenik, ‘93, Chris (Knych) Ugo, ‘93, Chris Gill, ‘93, Jack Lashenik, and Cathy Gill.

Ken Barlow, ‘82, VP for Constituent Relations, and representatives from our anniversary classes led the grand reunion in the Cathedral fight song after mass. Go Irish!

Adam Chase, ‘98, P.J. Loehrer, ‘98, Matt Lee, ‘98 and Chuck Dodge, ‘98, played as a foursome at the Father Kelly Tradition Golf Outing.

The first annual Grand Reunion Weekend was a great success, bringing together over 400 classmates from ‘53, ‘63, ‘73, ‘78, ‘83, ‘88, ‘93, ‘98, ‘03, and ‘08, along with all-girls school graduates, to celebrate a great school and each other. The weekend kicked off with the Father Kelly Tradition Golf Outing on June 21 and wrapped up in the wee hours of June 22 with dancing on the lawn. Alumni, their spouses, and friends toured the 56th Street campus (the first time many of the pre-1976 alumni had been here), attended mass, and enjoyed an alumni awards presentation before socializing, dining, drinking, and dancing on the lawn. To view or purchase event photos, go to Half of the photo proceeds go to Cathedral.

Happy 50th anniversary, class of 1963! We loved celebrating this landmark anniversary with you. “It truly is the people of Cathedral that make it a special place. People that selflessly give back and pay it forward,” says Nick Melloh, ‘88, recipient of the Distinguished Service to Cathedral Award. “Where in the world did 50 years go?” says Joseph H. Broecker, ‘63, recipient of the Distinguished Professional Achievement Award. “Paraphrasing John F. Kennedy: ‘Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community.’” says R. James (Jim) Alerding, ‘63, Distinguished Service to Community Award.

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1940s Barbara Johnson Smith, SMA ’49, and Arthur H. Smith recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 2, 1953, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Indianapolis. They reside in southern Maine and spend the winters in Florida. They are blessed with a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to date.

Mike Bell, ’65, won the 2013 Indiana PGA Senior Open at The Legends Golf Course in Franklin on May 7, 2013. This is Bell’s second Senior Open title with a previous win coming in 1999.


1950s Carl Bernard Huesing, ’50, published “The Trouble With Cass,” a romantic mystery novel set in the Civil War era in rural Indiana. Judge Gerald Zore, ’59, was recognized in the Indianapolis Business Journal as a Health Care Heroes volunteer finalist. Zore has donated blood, platelets, or plasma at least once per month since attending Marian University, when a sister at MU encouraged him to participate in a blood drive.

1960s Robert Qualitza, ’62, received the Billy Thom Award for wrestler, contributor, and coach at the 2013 Indiana High School Coaches Association banquet. Randy was one of four wrestlers who won Cathedral’s first City Championship in 1960. 34

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Terry Auda Frederick, LSA, ’71, who swam the 100 meter breaststroke on the 1968 USA Olympic swimming and diving team, was recently inducted into the Indiana Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. She is the youngest Indiana competitor to achieve an Olympic berth.


1990s Kimberly W. Blanchet, ’90, was elected partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, effective January 1, 2013.

Ryan Fleming, ’95, and wife Aimee Fleming announce the birth of their fourth child, Colin Patrick, on July 31, 2012. They are pictured with classmate, Father Vince Druding, ’95, who has baptized all four Fleming children. Laura E. Gorman, ’96, has joined Barnes & Thornbug LLP’s Indianapolis office as a staff attorney in the firm’s litigation department. She was recognized as a 2011 “Rising Star” by Indiana Super Lawyers.

Martin Cisco, ’81, married Jennifer Walters on June 30, 2012. Martin started his own business in January of 2012, Express Appliance Repair, Inc.

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David Medors, ’87, was named a 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for the fourth consecutive year.

Lauren (Kaelin) Kriner, ’97, and her husband, Brad, announced the birth of their twins, Beau Patrick and Hannah Grace, on December 20, 2012.

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Seamus Boyce, ’99, and his wife, Erin, celebrated the arrival of Lena Josephine Boyce on March 2, 2013.

Kelly (Bego) Simerly, ‘99, and her husband, Matt, welcomed their second son, Andrew David, on September 8, 2012.

Kate (Thomas) Eckelkamp, ’01, and her husband, Philip, welcomed their daughter, Lydia Marie, on October 22, 2012.

Kyle Sullivan, ‘01, and Michelle (Williams) Sullivan, ‘01, welcomed their first child, Macy Renee, on December 10, 2012.

2000s Colleen Ryan, ‘02, married Scott Lots on December 29, 2012.

Whitney (Tilka) Pytynia, ’00, and Johnathan Pytynia were married on October 11, 2012. Laura Grannan, ’00, Ashley (Tilka) Rullestad, ’98, and John Tilka, ’02, were in the wedding party. The couple resides in Pensacola, FL.

Paul Ackermann, ’03, and his wife, Sara, welcomed Jude Michael on January 17, 2013.

Garrett Clark, ’05, and his wife, Kali, welcomed Cameron Celia on February 14, 2013.

Laura (Shumaker) Garland, ’05, married Andrew Garland on October 27, 2012. Cathedral graduates in the wedding party are, back row: Jack Miller, ‘52, Emily Shumaker, ‘07, Anne (Radlick) Serafin, ‘04, Katie (Frazier) Boyd, ‘04, Melinda Welch, ‘04, Erin Rogozinski, ‘04, Courtney Obergfell, ‘04, Alex Hammond, ‘04, and Zack McCarty, ‘04. Front: Kelsey Brenna, ‘08, Brian Shumaker, ‘03, Abby Weiskittel, ‘04, Chris Wade, ‘04, Laura Garland, ‘04, Lauren (Gress) McCarty, ‘04, Teal Justice, ‘04, and Courtney (Symons) Livesay, ‘04.

Jasmine (Williams) Herring, ’06, married Leandre Herring on April 27, 2013, in Indianapolis.

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class notes Robert Maci, ’08, received Purdue’s 2012-13 Big Ten Medal of Honor for proficiency in scholarship and athletics. Maci graduated from Purdue in December 2012 with a degree in industrial engineering.

Alumni Class Luncheon Schedule Class of ’32 Last Wednesday/month K of C #437 Class of ’34 Last Tuesday/month — Noon Robert Kennington Post

Ann Maci, ’06, and Byron Wall, ’06, were married August 11, 2012. The wedding party included Jana Struewing, ’06, Ryan Davis, ’06, Robert Maci, ’08, and Christine Maci, ’11. Many members of the class of 2006 attended.

Class of ’36 3rd Wednesday/month K of C #437 Class of ’39 4th Friday/month K of C #437 Class of ’40 2nd Friday/month — 11:30 a.m. K of C #437 Class of ’41 Last Friday/month — 11:30 a.m. K of C #437

Kaleigh Robbins, ’08, and Abby Robbins, ’11 (pictured), continued their Cathedral service tradition by traveling to South Africa as volunteers in a crèche where they taught and remodeled classrooms. Bryan Loiselle, ‘07, and Marguerite (Hackl) Loiselle, ‘08, were married at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis on August 18, 2012. The wedding party included Kevin Loiselle, ’10, Scott Loiselle, ’03, Jimmy Hackl, ’03, Henry Hackl, ’04, Robert Hackl, ’06, Stephen Hackl, ’10, Matthew Hackl, ‘18, Catherine Hackl, ’12, Elaine Loiselle, ’15, Emma Roberts, ’08, and Kaleigh Robbins, ’08. Sr. Theresa Marie (Diana Loiselle, ’01) read the second reading. In May, 2012, Bryan graduated with an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington and Marguerite graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management from the University of Mississippi.


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2010s Keenan Collins, ’10, has been elected administrative vice president for Xavier University’s Student Government Association. Olivia Sedwick, ’11, WinstonSalem State University, was elected vice president to the Association of Student Governments for the UNC system. She is a political science major and a Chancellor’s Scholar, a 2013 CIAA Indoor Women’s Track and Field All-Conference competitor, and holds the school record for women’s shot put.

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Class of ’42 1st Friday/month Contact Jim O’Brien Class of ’43 2nd Wednesday/Every other month — Noon K of C #437 (June, August, October, etc.) Class of ’44 1st Wednesday/month — 11:30 a.m. K of C #437 Class of ’45 4th Thursday/Every other month — 10 a.m. K of C #3433 (February, April, June, etc.) Class of ’46 3rd Tuesday/month — 11:30 a.m. McQ’s Pub Class of ’47 3rd Wednesday/Every third month Pat Flynn’s (Jan, April, July, Oct., Dec.) Class of ’48 1st Wednesday/Quarterly K of C #3433 (March, June, Sept., Dec.) Class of ’51 2nd Wednesday/month — 11 a.m. Golden Ace Class of ’53 1st Tuesday/month — 11:30 a.m. Milano Inn Class of ’54 2nd Tuesday/month — 10 a.m. Perkins, 82nd Street Class of ’55 3rd Friday/month — 1 p.m. Pat Flynn’s Class of ’56 1st Monday/month —11:30 a.m. Marriott, 21st & Shadeland Class of ’60 Last Thursday/month — Noon Golden Ace Class of ’64 1st Friday/month — noon Robert Kennington American Legion Post

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Goodbye, Cathedral family members Cathedral matriarch leaves long legacy The Cathedral family was saddened at the passing of Maggelina “Maggie” Marie Caito Corsaro, mother of Paul Corsaro, ’75, Concetta (Corsaro) Groves, Joseph Corsaro, ’61, and Daniel Corsaro and grandmother of fourteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren, among them numerous Cathedral alumni.

Farewell to Jack Bradshaw, ’48: Faithful friend to Cathedral John Irvin “Jack” Bradshaw entered eternal life on January 30, 2013. A faithful Catholic and lifelong friend of Cathedral High School, Bradshaw will be remembered as a humble, kind, and loving family man and public servant. Bradshaw graduated as salutatorian from Cathedral High School in 1948 and received both his bachelor’s and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. After serving two years in the U.S. Navy, he joined the law firm of McHale, Cook, and Welch (now Bingham Greenebaum Doll). While at the firm, he was elected to the House of Representatives of the Indiana General Assembly in 1958 and was closely involved in the successful campaigns of Senator Birch Bayh and Presidents

Johnson and Kennedy. In 1968, he was instrumental in creating Century Realty Trust where he become president and chief executive officer. Bradshaw played tennis at a nationally competitive level and won numerous awards in four major national U.S. Tennis Association tournaments in the senior divisions. In 2010, he took first in the Indoor and Grass Court championships, second in the Clay Courts, and third in the Hard Courts, earning him a numberone U.S. ranking for the year and a spot on the four-man Team USA at the International Tennis Federation’s World Championship in Turkey in 2010 and 2011. He was a long-time member of Cathedral’s Board of Directors, received the school’s award for distinguished professional achievement in 1998, and served as chairman of the board from 1992 to 2003.

Gary Joe Tofil, Cathedral Irish legend While at Cathedral, Gary Tofil, ’62, was the star quarterback on the school’s championship football team and also excelled in basketball and track. He received numerous awards for his excellence in athletics including All Central Indiana Football, All-America Team, and was chosen as one of the top 50 players in Indiana. Always a team leader, Tofil also led off the field as class president.

He attended the Air Force Academy Prep School after Cathedral where he was named 1963 Athlete of the Year. He transferred to Indiana University, starting three years on the varsity football team while also lettering in basketball. After several pro football offers, Tofil signed with the Baltimore Colts in 1969, but injuries cut short his NFL career. Tofil served his country as a jet fighter pilot and flew the F-100 Super Sabre for the Indiana National Guard. Though he loved flying, he had an even higher calling—serving as guardian to his three younger siblings following the death of their parents. After retiring from the Guard in 1977, he worked as a stockbroker and received many “top industry” awards. He retired in 2011. Tofil passed away December 2012.

Cathedral salutes passing of USS Indianapolis survivor James E. “Jimmy” O’Donnell, survivor of the sinking of USS Indianapolis, one of the worst naval disasters of World War II, passed away January 9, 2013, at the age of 92. He was the father of Jimmy O’Donnell, ’66, Tom O’Donnell, ’69, and Mary Theresa (O’Donnell) Hofmeister, ’81; grandfather of Sean O’Donnell, ’05, Connor Hofmeister, ’08, Kevin Hofmeister, ’10, and Kyle Hofmeister, ’13.

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In memoriam ’50s Robert Dean Cunningham, ’50 Henry James “Jim” Fillenwarth, ’50


Martin D. McDermott, ’50

Kathryn Feeney Gaughan Miller, SJA ’33

Antone “Nino” Morone, ’50

Regina J. “Jean” Kirsch, SJA ’36

William L. Meyer, Jr., ‘51

Mary E. Ryan, LS ’39

Ron Wuensch, ’52


Joseph H. Cortese, DDS, ’53 John D. “Dave” Fletcher, ’55 Joseph B. Thiesing, ’55 Robert Terry Woelfel, ’55 Alvin Robert “Curley” Barnes, Sr., ’56 David F. Lark, ’56 John H. Carr, III, ’59

’60s Daniel T. Cunningham, ’60 Dennis James McCarthy, ’61


Gary Joe Tofil, ’62

Charles M. Brown, ’34

William R. Johnson, Sr., ’67

Edward F. Donlan, ’38


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’70s Tim O’Banion, ’70

Anna J. Gughes, SJA ’40 Marieanne Nohl, SAA ’43 Grace L. “Corky” Talbott, SMA ’47

’50s Virginia M. Rogers, SAA ’50 Jane B. Wade, SAA ’50 Helen T. Cobb, SAA ’51 Mary Liz (Ross) Underwood, SAA ’57

’60s Anne Beck Keough, SMA ’62 Kathleen Carol Clark Austin, SAA ’64 Catherine Brady Gavette, SMA ’65 Angela Auda Stephens, LS ’69

Richard McCalley, ’41

Thomas Dugan, ’73

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Warren C. Freeman, ’42

John Sheerin, ’73

Mary (Kernel) Beeler, SAA

John C. Lich III, ’43

Phil Weilhammer, ’74

Elsie J. Desjean, SJA

Stanley Faust, ’45


Dorothy Mae Callahan Ferguson, SMA

William R. Lesch, ’45

Alex Cagann, ’92

Francis J. Striby, ’43

Charles L. Beaven, ’46

Martha “Marty” Martin, SAA

Thomas A. Owens, ’47

Margo Ann Messang, SMA

John Irvan “Jack” Bradshaw, ’48

Mary Beth Cronin Parker, SMA

John S. Klarich, ’48

Helen Russell, SMA

James M. Roberts, ’48

Alvina Bauman Wurz, SMA

Harry W. Roembke, ’48 John R. Stevens, ’48 John Robert “Bob” Elixman, ’49 John William “Bill” Johnson, ’49 Walter Stuhldreher, ’49

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Mary Margaret Wolbert Lund, SMA Rosemary Boyle Maginn, SMA

Thomas P. Newett, ’46


Carole Lynn “Carrie” Houppert, SMA

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Here is Kevin C. Williams, II, ’10, studying abroad in Costa Rica. Williams is entering his senior year at Ball State University where he is majoring in natural resources and environmental management with a minor in sustainability. Williams was named a 2013 Udall Scholar. This national scholarship is given to only 50 students on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy; leadership potential; academic achievement; and record of public service.

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