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MAGAZINE Celebrating 94 years of tradition

Cathedral football’s outstanding season State Champs for the third straight year, Coach Streiff’s 200th win, and Gillum chosen Mr. Football Running Back.

a message from the president Dear Friend of Cathedral,

“We want our students to have a profound learning and growing experience at this most remarkable school...”

Every great organization can point to moments in time when a grand vision is shared and communicated and when those engaged in the conversation say “yes!” In saying “yes!” the supporters commit to action. They make a conscious decision to do those things that will be necessary to ensure that the grand vision can be realized. This is one of those moments in the 94-year history of Cathedral High School. This is one of those times in the school’s history when we need the men and women who care about this school to say “yes!” to our plan to invest in Teachers, Technology, Tuition, and Traditions. Cathedral’s vision suggests that “Cathedral High School, a Catholic institution in the Holy Cross tradition, will be the model for all high schools as she profoundly shapes the way students think, serve, and lead.” This is a bold vision! We want to be the model. We want to profoundly shape the way our Cathedral students think, serve and lead. We don’t want our students to have just a “very good experience.” We want our students to have a profound learning and growing experience at this most remarkable school. For more than 90 years, Cathedral High School has believed in the value of educating students in the Holy Cross tradition—through development of the whole individual in mind, body, and spirit. We will need your help in carrying that faith and philosophy forward to new generations. Education is changing and changing rapidly. Our effort to improve and strengthen Cathedral, for tomorrow and many tomorrows, will ensure our


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students will be on the leading edge of educational technology and continue to benefit from the best possible instruction. We have always believed that a great teacher, in every classroom, every period of every day is the foundation of a great Cathedral education. We need to invest in teachers and technology to ensure a most remarkable 21st century learning experience. Diversity has many different components at Cathedral and clearly one of the important components in our definition is socio-economic. We need to strengthen our efforts in need-based tuition assistance to guarantee that no bright and talented young person who desperately wants to attend Cathedral will be denied that opportunity because of the financial circumstances of the family. And we know that we need to continue to invest in our physical plant to make sure our outstanding teaching faculty has the “right” facilities to do great work with the young men and women who will be entrusted to their care. What I am suggesting is a strategic effort, one that will require the support of every alum, parent, and past parent, to say “yes!” to an effort that we will announce in the near future that will demonstrate that Cathedral does, indeed, have “Faith in the Future!” Thank you for your interest, prayers and support! Go Irish!

Stephen J. Helmich President

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, Assistant Secretary Members Mark D. Batties III, ‘62 Rev. Patrick Beidelman, ‘90 Michael R. Berghoff John I. Bradshaw Jr., ‘48 William P. Brady, ‘81 Christian T. Browning, ‘93 Dennis W. Casey Vicki Christ 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 ‘13 Patrick J. O’Connor, ‘70 Daniel J. O’Malia, ‘65 Beth Petrucce-Hoeper Clark G. Rehme, ‘98 Carmen Hansen Rivera, SAA ‘66 Cathleen Rooney John D. Short, ‘70 Brother Roy Smith, C.S.C., ‘61 Hugh R. Sullivan, ‘44 Victoria Schneider Temple, ‘88 Hon. Tanya Walton-Pratt, ‘77 Robert V. Welch, ‘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 Fall/Winter 2012 • Volume 43, Issue 2 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: Rebecca Boyle Cathedral Highlights c/o Cathedral High School 5225 E. 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46226





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It’s a “Three-peat!” Cathedral football wins State Championship for third consecutive year. Page 16

First Annual Day of Service

iPad Update Cathedral 1:1 program brings innovation to the classroom. Page 8

Cathedral students find opportunities to help throughout the community. Page 14

In each issue President’s message............................ 2 Principal’s message .............................5 Portrait of an emerging leader ........... 12 Focus on the faculty .......................... 13 Class notes ........................................ 27 In memoriam .....................................29

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in this issue In this issue, we focus on Cathedral’s tradition of excellence in the arts, academics, athletics, and service. In November, Cathedral cheered on our football team to its third consecutive state championship. As one of the winningest programs in the state, we have a long and storied history of victories on the field. Our student-athletes have won an impressive six city titles, six sectional titles, and three regional titles in the first part of the 20122013 school year in addition to the state championship.


Cathedral’s tradition of academic excellence took a technological leap forward with the institution of our innovative 1:1 program. This semester, students and teachers integrated iPads into the classroom. The result was creative curriculum and a chance to experience learning in new and engaging ways.


Service is also an integral part of our traditions at Cathedral. As Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Brothers of Holy Cross, believed, “We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for heaven.” The Our accomplishments off the field hearts of Cathedral students have are just as impressive. been moved this semester to help those in our community in need With more than 120 clubs and and in crisis. Students and faculty, activities, Cathedral students have more than 1,400 in all, went out the opportunity to excel in so many to serve others in central Indiana ways. From our theatre program in Cathedral’s first annual Day of which brought to life both Peter Service. Pan and Shakespeare this season to the Pride of the Irish marching Whether in the classroom or in the band which performed at venues community, Cathedral’s mission as far ranging as Pearl Harbor and continues to be excellence and Purdue, the arts are part of the life as our vision says “to profoundly of our school in so many ways. shape the way students think, serve, and lead.”


The future depends on us; it is entirely in the


of the generation that is beginning. -Blessed Basil Moreau

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A publication for alumni, parents and friends. President Stephen J. Helmich Executive Vice President for Finance/ Chief Financial Officer Jim Williams Vice President for External Relations and General Counsel Matt Hammond, ’97 Vice President for Advancement Nicole Beasley, ’98 Vice President for Enrollment Management R. Duane Emery Vice President for Constituent Relations Ken Barlow, ’82 Vice President for Marketing & Communications Jan Stanich

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: The Cathedral Fighting Irish football team takes the field at Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2012 4A State Football Championship.

a message from the principal Dear Alumni, Families, and Friends, What a blessed semester we have been having this school year! One of the most important parts of being a Holy Cross school is our consistent commitment to service, both in the community and beyond. For this reason, we dedicated September 13, 2012, to a complete day of service within the local community. Our students and staff worked with a number of different organizations throughout Indianapolis, beginning a tradition that we will continue into the future – Cathedral’s Annual Day of Service. In October during our Fall Break, we had 67 students and 10 adults volunteer their entire break to assisting the efforts that continue in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. More recently, Cathedral’s tradition of service embodied by the annual canned food drive ended on November 8, 2012. This yearly drive benefits the Holy Cross Food Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul. Our students, parents, and faculty were able to produce 22,632 cans of food and donations in the amount of $6,239. This past fall, our tradition of academic excellence has never

been more apparent. Our students found success and growth through participation in the following extracurricular organizations, to name a few: We the People, Brain Game Team, Speech Team, Model UN Team, and Core CTEC. Additionally, our Math League garnered 500 participants this past fall. I truly believe our high participation rate in groups like Math League portray our students’ willingness to learn and compete academically outside of the classroom, making it “cool” to be smart at Cathedral. As far as Cathedral academics are concerned, I am also very excited to announce our Academic Strategic Plan for 201213. This is part of the new direction we have decided to take, which includes a Common Core Assessment comprised of: (1) Equity of a high quality education; (2) Global competitiveness; and (3) Streamlining a wide variety of curriculum standards and student assessments, state by state. Further, we are in our eighth year of using Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Within these communities, we challenge ourselves with four critical questions: (1) What do we want students to learn? (2) How do we know when they learn it? (3) What do we do if they didn’t learn it? and (4) What do we do

if they already know it? These critical questions are often challenging but have provided our students with tremendous growth in reaching their potentials. Athletically, we had another exciting fall season, which includes six city championships, six sectional championships, three regional championships, and a state championship in football, moving our Fighting Irish football team up to Class 5A next season. We are also so proud of our boys cross country team, which qualified for the state meet for the first time in 52 years. Individually, Karli LaGrotte qualified for the state golf championship and senior Emma MacAnally and freshman Katherine Free qualified for the girl’s state cross country meet. Finally, beginning last spring, we made it a priority to educate our student body on the negative effects of using alcohol and drugs. We have been focusing on allowing our students themselves to organize assemblies promoting alcohol and drug abstinence. In April 2012, Chris Herren gave a powerful speech on being yourself and helping others that seemed to truly reach all those in the room. In August 2012, we had a student assembly where a wide range of students volunteered to speak and Fall/Winter 2012

“…Our tradition of excellence has never been more apparent.” share their reasons for not using drugs and alcohol. In October 2012, we hosted a parent meeting in order to reach our students at the family level. Finally, this coming winter, we will be having an interactive meeting streamed online with students, parents, and Cathedral faculty and staff to continue our strong message of avoiding drugs and alcohol. God has been good to us at Cathedral for the past 94 years and all of us are excited about what He has in store for us in the future! Blessings,

David L. Worland Principal

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Cathedral students create a lifelong connection with the arts Whether flying across the stage in “Peter Pan & Wendy” or flying across the Pacific Ocean to perform at Pearl Harbor, Cathedral students share their love of the arts with others.

Play photos by Andy Bowman

Cathedral presented “Peter Pan & Wendy” in September (above) and “As You Like It” in November (below)


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Band students pose for a photo at Pearl Harbor

The Pride of the Irish marching band performed its contest show, “Don’t Stop Me Now,” at four home football games, two band contests, and at the largest-ever Purdue Band Day. In addition, the band participated in the Indianapolis Veterans’ Day Parade, at the Cathedral Open House, and at the annual Christmas concert.

Choir members gathered outside Millikin University’s performance hall for the MU Vocal Festival.

Tim Smith and Connor Jensen accept the flag flown on the USS Missouri

Orchestra students at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Gospel Choir students practicing on campus

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iPad update: How teachers are bringing innovative curriculum into the classroom through new 1:1 initiative This fall, Cathedral became the that I had recorded, taking notes largest private high school in the on a paper handout, and working state going to a 1:1 iPad system. practice problems together.” The innovative program, which Lisa Hastings-Smith allows students and teachers to Math teacher install and use their own apps to enhance learning in the classroom, “I’m using a book app called gained national attention and was Subtext that allows me and my featured in the Indianapolis Star, on students to create a “group” where MSNBC, and in the San Francisco we all read the book together. I can Chronicle. Since that time, the put questions, quizzes, and links Highlights checked in with faculty in the text that they can see and/or members to get an update on the respond to as they read. They can creative and various ways they are also create discussion questions, as using iPad technology. well as highlight and tag text, find examples of literary terms, and Here’s how some of put their reactions to events or characters. Cathedral’s faculty are

making use of the new technology: “My students are using Notability to take notes on their iPads. In addition to saving a lot of paper, this allows students to use digital highlighters and colored pens to make their notes more effective. They can take pictures of diagrams that I write on the board or take screenshots of the book or of handouts to add to their digital notes. “A few of us have recorded short digital lessons or extra examples using apps such as Educreations and ShowMe. When I had to miss school to go to a math teachers’ conference, students were instructed by watching a lesson 8

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“For my Debate classes, we can do research right in the classroom instead of trying to get time in the computer labs, so we can work more efficiently. “I’m using a web-based program called StudySync that gives access to excerpts of texts with writing prompts that I can have them answer in class as an assignment or for homework. Then, the website distributes their responses to each other so they can review and leave feedback. It also has current-event topics that they can respond to and interact with students across the country.” Sarah Nolan English teacher

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iPads in Fine Arts Ceramics—We use DrawPad Pro to sketch ideas, the camera for photographing artwork, and Safari and Google for research. Photography—Apps we use include Edmodo, PicShop Lite, Notability to add notes from the website, and Socrative. Jewlery—The students use StumbleUpon and Pinterest to spark new ideas and designs.

iPads in Performing Arts Tech Theatre—Sketchbook Express Band—Chair Auditions, Piano app, Flashcardlet, Key Signatures, Composer App, use video and camera features to create slideshows of the marching band for parish information nights. Choir—Piano apps for notes, download words to songs, use digital sheet music, record practice logs and submit electronically. Theatre Arts—Notability for downloading scripts, Gmail for writing private evaluations of other students, and YouTube for videos on acting, set designs, etc.

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Freshman Student: using an iPad on a typical day French 1—The iPads are used mainly for notes. Right now we are using them to create a video on “Xtra Normal.” We also listen to French radio stations and children’s books in French. Journalism 1: Intro to Newspaper—We use iPads for notes and downloading documents from the website. We also use them for research. Our Trip to Spain Travel Fair has students compete for the votes of potential “clients” to “buy” their trip to Spain. The students do their “selling” complete en Espanol with a presentation on their iPads.

Students can document places they see in everyday life with signage in Spanish. Snap photos and share in class for translation, group discussion, and more.

Academic Biology—We use an app called “SloPro” to videotape labs we do in class and then put them in slow motion to see how a chemical reaction develops. Also we use it for notes — we download them off the instructor’s website and put them into Notability. Algebra—We use iPads to look at the Apple interactive textbook. We also use the “Socrative” app often, which is like having a remote control for each student to submit answers and let the teacher know what we know and don’t know.

Take a tour of the school and have students take pictures. Then, students can answer questions about where you go for different activities, or have partners describe where places are in the school using Spanish prepositions. Divide students into groups based on various target language countries and have students find actual menus online in the language and pull those up on their iPads. Students role play ordering and receiving food.

If they want to text, why not let them text in Spanish?

Honors English—We use iPads for notes, but we also use the “Socrative” app a lot. Our vocabulary lists are online, so when we need to access them in class, we use the iPad. Theology—Our teacher puts many documents in “Dropbox” for us, and we use it for notes a ton. This class is more of a time to discuss topics and go over things, so there is less need for the iPad. AP World History—We use iPads for group activities. We had to make a Keynote presentation once with a group and present it to the class. We also use it for notes, and the Bell Work at the beginning of class. When we have to read documents, we download them into iBooks. The teacher puts all of our homework assignments online, so we can access them on the iPad and complete the work on Notability.

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Seven earn National Merit Recognition

Caley Caito and Chris Jones have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, scoring in the top 1% nationwide. Kevin Czachura, Emma MacAnally, Raffi Mercho, Alex Rohe, and Kendall Burgett received National Merit Commended Student recognition.

“We the People” team State Champions

This year’s “We the People” team placed first at the November 15 district competition at IUPUI. Five of the six unit awards were given to the team, including Unit Three’s perfect score. Then, in December, the team took the state title.

Cathedral’s international connection Cathedral has recently played host to a number of international students from China, France, and Germany. The school is actively giving students from central Indiana the chance to understand the global nature of today’s environment.

John Hannan/ For The Megaphone.

Cathedral is hosting four FLAG students from China this school year

FLAG, an acronym for Foreign Links Around the Globe, offers exchange programs between 28 countries. Four FLAG students from China chose to attend Cathedral, out of the list of many options they were given because the school offers the International Baccalaureate diploma and many AP courses. Gloria Bolden is thrilled to be FLAG student Jingle Wang’s host mother. “We’ve been planning for this opportunity for many years, so we can have someone share their culture with us on a regular basis,” Bolden said. “We would also like to share our culture and our faith with her.” “Our school’s vision is to become a model high school and this is an opportunity for us reach out much more broadly than our own walls,” Duane Emery, Cathedral’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, said. Thanks to Benjamin Sasin, ‘14, for contributing to this article

Cathedral hosted German exchange students


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Cathedral students reign in annual Circle City Classic & Black Expo

Taylor Morton was crowned 2012 Miss Circle City Classic

Kelsea Howard was in the Final Ten for the 2012 Miss Circle City Classic

Briana Smith was Cathedral’s 2012 Circle City Classic Honor Float Representative

Rachael Farthing was the winner of the 2012 Indianapolis Black Expo Pageant

It’s the time of year when we celebrate many events and activities in the community. In addition to the Classic Football Game and famous “Battle of the Bands,” there is the Circle City Coronation, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBDU) Fair, and the Circle City Classic Parade with the Student Honor Float. Students across the state attend the HBCU College Fair each year. Over sixty colleges and universities

are represented. Students have the opportunity to meet with admission representatives and students have the opportunity to receive scholarships during this event.

City Classic at the 27th Annual Coronation. She was also awarded a scholarship as well as received prizes to make her college transition a bit easier with a Dell laptop, Vizio TV, refrigerator, and microwave for her dorm. This is the fourth time a Cathedral student has been crowned, with Regina Cross (1997), Helen Flippen (2002), and Danielle Richardson (2005) earning the title in previous years.

The Cathedral 2012 Circle City Classic Honor Float Representative this year was Briana L. Smith.

This year Cathedral High School was honored to have two students in the Final Ten of the Circle City Coronation, Kelsea A. Howard, and Taylor M. Morton. Taylor Morton was crowned the 2012 Miss Circle

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While these events were celebrated in September and October, Rachael Farthing was recognized for winning the 2012 Indianapolis Black Expo Pageant during Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration! A Salute to the Class of 2013!

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about irish Powell and Barlow named “Who’s Who in Black Indianapolis”

New Emerging Leaders group connects young professionals Portrait of an Emerging Leader

Chris Bittinger, ‘92 entrepreneur and founder of Cathedral’s Emerging Leaders Initiative Ramona Ridley Powell and Ken Barlow, ’82

“It was the start

Cathedral congratulates Ramona Ridley Powell, Director of Diversity & Minority Student Services, and Ken Barlow, ’82, Vice President for Constituent Relations, who were honored in the 2012 edition of “Who’s Who in Black Indianapolis. Powell also was awarded the 2012 Lis Daily Outstanding Board Service Award earlier this year by the United Way of Central Indiana. This Diversity Volunteer Recognition Award honored her important contributions to the community through board leadership.

of the idea that would help young Cathedral alumni reconnect with students and faculty—and help make our school even stronger.”

Chris Bittinger, ’92, moving force behind Cathedral’s Emerging Leader group, says the organization grew out of finding a meaningful way for younger alumni to connect with and give back to the school. “I was at a Dezelan dinner at Cathedral and I wondered where all the people my age were,” Bittinger says. “It was the start of the idea that would help young Cathedral alumni reconnect with students and faculty—and help make our school even stronger.” Bittinger earned a degree in education from Butler University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He previously did mentoring, teaching, and speaking with the college ministry group Cru (formerly Campus Crusade) and was an executive with FirstPerson, a benefit advisor group. He most recently started a professional and leadership development firm called Open Pivot that deals specifically with two of the greatest challenges facing American workers today: unemployment and unhappiness at work. Bittinger lives in Carmel, Indiana, with Tricia, his wife of 17 years, and their two daughters, Margaret and Claire. If you are interested in learning more about Cathedral’s Emerging Leaders group, connect with Chris Bittinger at

Get involved in our Emerging Leaders Group Junior/Senior Job Shadowing will be the Week of April 22-26. Save the date for our Third Annual Career Night on Thursday, April 25, from 6-8 pm at Cathedral High School. To volunteer at Career Night, to serve as a job shadow host, or for more information, contact Michelle Rhodes, ‘01, at


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Cathedral teacher’s artwork featured on TV show

If you watch the new hit series, “Chicago Fire,” you’ll find excitement, drama, and some of Mrs. Jodi Monroe’s artwork. Monroe, an accomplished fine artist has been drawing portraits for more than 20 years, but over the past nine has found a passion for artwork celebrating the profession of firefighting.

Monroe was contacted late last August by a set designer for a new TV show to be called “Chicago Fire.” Currently three pieces of her work can be seen in the living and sleeping quarters sets on the show.

“Through my husband (a career firefighter), my mother (who repairs turn-out gear for firefighters across the country), and my uncle (who was the Fire Chief in Ft. Wayne, Indiana), I have been associated with the profession of firefighting most of my life,” Monroe says. Today, her firefighting-themed artwork is sold by more than 15 companies across the U.S. and in Canada.

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.” Salvador Dali “This quote from Salvador Dali inspires me daily in my continued growth as an artist,” Monroe says. She creates her artwork using colored pencils, using a labor-intensive layering technique that requires four to six different applications. My colored pencil ‘paintings’ are unique because

acrylics and oils are typically the medium used to create artwork with such realism. My artwork and passion is also special because of whom it supports. My husband and I actively support the Hoosier Burn Camp which offers a life-enriching summer camp experience for young men and women who have experienced injuries from burns. We donate 10 percent of all proceeds from the sale of my artwork to support this amazing organization and its mission,” Monroe says. “Chicago Fire” airs on NBC, Wednesdays at 10 pm. You can see more of Monroe’s firefighter artwork at She has a second website,, which features her portraits.

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Cathedral gives back to the community in first annual Day of Service

Above and right: A group of students cleaned up at Eagle Creek Park.

All 1,255 students along with approximately 150 faculty and staff participated in the first annual Day of Service earlier this year. Going out to the community, Cathedral worked with over 50 different organizations such as food pantries, social service agencies, and therapy organizations. The day was an exceptional experience in many ways, both in providing much needed service in the community and in bringing students together in pursuit of a common purpose. “This was an extraordinary day,” says Rebecca Heger, theology teacher. “The kids got to know how good it feels to serve without reward. As a bonus, they got to know each other on a completely different level. This was truly the best service experience I have had at Cathedral.”

Cathedral’s Day of Service was coordinated by the Campus Ministry Team: Charlene Witka, director of campus ministry, Sarah Erotas, campus minister, and Shannon Fox, assistant campus minister. “Our theme for the school this year is ‘Educating Hearts and Minds,’ one of the Holy Cross charisms,” says Witka. “The Day of Service is a tangible way to put that into practice.” Anna Gibbons, ’14, says “It really makes you be grateful for all we’ve been given, for all our blessings. And then to be able to be God’s hands for someone else.” Josh Fry, ’14, says. “The Day of Service was a great opportunity to serve others, but was also a great opportunity to get to know your classmates better.” Another group made snowflakes for Indiana State Museum’s Christmas tree


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An unexpected opportunity to serve I wanted to share this story about Cathedral’s Day of Service that I really believe displays the absolute mystery that God weaves sometimes. I was given the task of taking 11 students to a food pantry called Boulevard Place. I was told ahead of time that we would be doing some landscape work for the food pantry. We prepped ourselves for the bus ride from the school to Boulevard Place this morning and we had every intention of doing some good outdoor work for the folks at Boulevard Place. However, we never arrived at our destination. We stepped off our bus with rakes and gloves in hands, ready to get busy, but found that there was no one around to meet us. I immediately realized his was not where we were supposed to be... we had been dropped off at an entirely different location. We were clearly out of luck when we turned around and realized the bus had

already left and moved on to its next destination. We looked in the front door of our location... no one was there. We then walked around back to find a large box truck being unloaded by four people. I explained that we were looking for Boulevard Place food pantry and a woman named Latasha said “This is Mid-North Food Pantry.” I explained that we were dropped off in the wrong location and that we were from Cathedral and explained our Day of Service activity. She smiled and said,

“Well, you’re here now. Want to help?” After contacting the school to let Dr. Greer know of the mix up, my students and I had the best time! We helped this location unload their deliveries for Thursday (their largest of the week). We met the

men and women who normally volunteer to help unload, sort, and stock the food pantry shelves on Thursdays. They indicated that on delivery days they usually get to the food pantry around 10:30 and are there until 5:30 or 6 pm. We were able to put away this entire truckload of food and prep the pantry shelves in “record time.” The folks who normally intend to be there until 5 or 6 pm could now enjoy their afternoon, the pantry was happy to be ahead of their normal schedule, and the kids really got to see the benefits of the work! I was amazed. The mysterious wonder of an awesome God was definitely on display! Thanks to all who planned a day that may have not gone exactly as planned, but then again, who knows... except God. He obviously had a plan all along!

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Service and philanthropy are part of the culture at Cathedral

Jia Cross, '14, and Samuel White, '14, were honored at the McMiracle event for their work with No One Fights Alone, the club they founded to support cancer patients.

Cathedral donated nearly 23,000 cans of food and more than $6,000 to the Holy Cross Food Pantry this November.

Cathedral students raised $6,382.05 for Riley Children’s Hospital at the Riley Dance Marathon.

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Cathedral wins State for third consecutive year

Irish 4A State Champs!

Photo by Rolly Landeros

By John Oehser

“The players... here have built a lasting legacy.” This one, Rick Streiff won’t soon forget. And the 2012 season? Well, it won’t be soon forgotten by the members of the Cathedral High School football team, or anyone around it, either.

Because this one, Streiff said, wasn’t easy. Forget the score of the state title 16

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game, and forget that the Irish at times made things look routine in a third consecutive trip through the state playoffs. Because when Streiff was asked recently what made this state title different from all the others, his answer came quickly.


needed a lot of it – and in a big way. The Irish on November 24, 2012, won their 10th Indiana High School Athletic Association state title, their third in as many seasons and the fifth in the last seven seasons, beating Mishawaka 58-29 and winning every playoff game by at least 27 points.

“Our kids fought the fight every day,” But Streiff said those numbers don’t Streiff, in his 19th season as the head coach at the school–fifth in his reflect the reality of the Irish season. current tenure–said recently. This season, Streiff said, the Irish were anything but season-long There have been times in recent seasons maybe the Irish didn’t need favorites, and despite entering the postseason ranked third in the state, perseverance. This season they

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irish athletics there were times there was selfdoubt. Cathedral, playing a schedule loaded with in-state and outof-state powers, lost five of nine regular-season games, entering the postseason 4-5 in the wake of a 4813 loss to Cincinnati (OH) Moeller, which played for the Class 5A state title in Ohio.

“We just had to survive,” Streiff said. “We played some very, very good football teams. We really had to scrape and fight and kind of battle for each win. When we got in the tournament, the pieces fell into place where they were supposed to.” The Moeller loss was one of three for the Irish to out-of-state programs, with the Irish also this season losing to Ben Davis and Chatard, the latter of which came by 21-7 on October 8 and dropped the Irish to 1-3. Streiff said the Chatard loss was particularly disheartening. While Streiff said Chatard was good, he also said the Irish did not play well, committing six personal fouls. “We sat down as a staff and said, ‘All right, let’s take a good, hard look,’’’ Streiff said. “ ‘Do we need to make some changes? Do we need to alter some things?’ We tweaked some things, but we stayed true to what was true to Cathedral Football, and slowly but surely we played better. “It took a different skill set than sometimes happened in the past. We had to reach in as coaches and

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The Irish salute their fans after the big win

get some different things that we hadn’t gotten to in different years. Our coaches did a great job of retooling. By Week 5 or 6, we were in a much better situation.” The Irish won three of their next four games after the Chatard loss, and Streiff said despite the onesided loss to Moeller, they entered the postseason with confidence. While Moeller scored more points than any team had scored on Cathedral in at least 18 years, a look at the film revealed that most of the points came on big plays by Moeller. Overall, Streiff said, the Irish held their own against one of the top teams in the Midwest.

47. Included in that run was a 34-7 victory over Roncalli in which Streiff said the Irish truly turned the corner. They then rallied from a 14-7 deficit in the final against Mishawaka by scoring the final 28 points of the first half.

“The perseverance of these kids is what really made a difference,” Streiff said. “The kids believed they could win if they could get to the playoffs.”

Junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin (three receptions, 100 yards) caught a 79-yard pass from “That told us we were good enough Connor Rice on the first play in to play with good teams, but not good enough to overcome mistakes,” the title game, and McLaurin added a 66-yard punt return Streiff said. for a touchdown and a 41-yard From there, Streiff said the Irish touchdown run. largely eliminated mistakes, rolling Rice finished completing 11-ofthrough the Class 4A playoffs and winning the first five games, 235Fall/Winter 2012

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Left: Coach Rick Streiff; Middle: The Cathedral line; Right: Celebrating the big win

13 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns, with senior Wyatt Wood catching four passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Irish senior running back Gino Gillum ran for 129 yards and four touchdowns, finishing his career as the second-leading rusher in school history. “He’s a kid who has epitomized our program the last three years,” Streiff said. McLaurin’s 66-yard punt return set a Class 4A state title game record, as did the 79-yard touchdown pass. Gillum’s four touchdowns tied the Class 4A record, and the 56 points and the Irish’s 514 total yards also set records. And Streiff said while perseverance was one way to describe the season (the Irish were the first Class 4A team to win the state title with five losses) that also made the end difficult. The title was the eighth in Streiff ’s career at Cathedral, with three coming the last three seasons, one coming in 2008 and four coming during his first stint at the 18

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school: 1993, 1997, 1999 and 2000. Each is different, Streiff said, but this one stood out because this year’s team wasn’t perhaps as naturally talented as some past teams, and winning certainly didn’t come as easily. Many of the players also had been with Streiff for four seasons, and a large part of the core had come through the same St. Matthew’s program. So, as the clock clicked down at Lucas Oil Stadium on the final Saturday of November, Streiff said while he was excited for players such as defensive captains Bryce Campbell and Stu Stanly, he also was a bit sad. “This was a great group of kids,” he said. “This was a group I had some close ties with. I told them before the game, ‘I am so lucky I don’t have to graduate, I can come back and do this again. I’m sorry for some of you guys. Take advantage of your last 48 minutes in a gold helmet.’ “I’ve said this a couple of times (since the state championship

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game). The first one is for your own ego as a coach. That makes you feel like, ‘All right, I’m pretty good.’ After that, it’s really fun to watch the kids grow and to see the smiles on their faces. That makes it worth it.” This time, those smiles were about more than one title, and in a sense, about more than three in succession. While Streiff said winning three in three years is without question special, winning five out of seven perhaps says more about the program.

“You can have a run of special kids and win three in a row,” Streiff said. “To win five in seven, you’re not playing with the same kids as you were seven years ago. I just think that says more to the legacy, and no question the players that have come through here have built a lasting legacy.”

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Gino Gillum chosen as Mr. Football Running Back Senior Gino Gillum is an exceptional athlete, student, and leader. He is respected by adults and looked up to by students. He pursues excellence in all that he sets out to accomplish. That’s why it was no surprise that Gillum was chosen as Mr. Football Running Back for the state of Indiana.

“Gino is an outstanding person who says very little, but makes a positive impact on all those who interact with him. He is a man who speaks softly, but is listened to as though he was yelling,” Rick Streiff, head football coach. Gillum’s long list of football successes includes second all-time leading rusher in Cathedral history (3,700+ yards), state record holder for touchdowns in a state championship game (four touchdowns in the 2012 and 2011 games), and 10 touchdowns in three state championship games. Gino Gillum Mr. Football Running Back

Gino has been called a leader by adults and students alike at Cathedral. When asked what being a good leader means, Gino said, “It’s a big responsibility. Athletes are role models. It’s a cycle. When you are a junior or senior, you have more responsibility. People look up to you. What you do affects the present and the future. It affects the well being of the whole football program. Being a good leader is being a good role model and teacher to the younger students because they look up to you.” When looking back over his past four years playing football at Cathedral, Gillum says the thing that he likes most is the tradition. He likes the team atmosphere and great coaches make it fun. “I’m really thankful for everything everyone has done for me, especially the administration, teachers, coaches, and student body,” said Gillum. “Cathedral is really a big family atmosphere.” Gino plans to study business. He would like to attend the Air Force Academy or an Ivy League school.

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Fall Sports Wrap Up By John Oehser The fall of 2012 was, by any measure, a success for Cathedral High School athletics. Considering the Irish have been and remain one of the top high school athletics programs in the state of Indiana, that’s not surprising, but consider the results:

Six city team titles. Six sectional titles. Three regional titles. One sport (boys soccer) knocked off the number-one team in the state in the postseason, another (boys cross country) reached heights it hadn’t reached in years and a third – the long-powerful girls volleyball program–took a significant step to returning to state prominence. And none of those impressive statistics included the football team, which maintained its presence as a state power with yet another state championship, the third consecutive for the team. (See p. 16 for the complete story.) How successful was athletics in the fall of 2012? Here’s a sport-by-sport look.

Boys Soccer The Irish boys soccer team (14-6-1) pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the 2012 Indiana state tournament, highlighting another memorable season.

They then upset unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Carmel, 1-0, in the regionals before beating unranked Brebeuf 4-0 to advance to the semistate round for a second time in three seasons. Sophomore forward Dan Mooney scored on an assist from senior midfielder Chase Rollins two and a half minutes into the Carmel game, and the Irish defense and senior goaltender Zain Santamaria shut out the Greyhounds thereafter. The Irish lost in the semistate round to eventual state champion and No. 6 Columbus North, 3-2.

The Irish, the 2010 Indiana runners-up, started the postseason ranked No. 18 in the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association state poll after winning the city title. They beat No. 11 North Central, 2-1 in overtime, and unranked Lawrence North, 3-0, to win the sectional title. 20

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Senior midfielder Julian Gonzalez and senior midfielder E.J. Moore were named ISCA District 4 first-team All-District.

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Boys Cross Country Young runners helped the Irish to one of their most successful seasons in recent memory. Patrick O’Neill, a sophomore, not only won the Brebeuf Sectional with a time of 15:43.7, he led a strong postseason as a team for the Irish, who qualified for the Indiana High School Athletic Association state meet for the first time in at least a decade. The boys won the sectional as a team, finished fifth in the Brebeuf Regional the following week, then advanced to the state meet with a fourth-place finish at the Semistate meet. They finished off a memorable season with a ninth-place finish at the state meet, with O’Neill finishing 14th overall with a time of 15:54. Junior George James finished 33rd overall with a time of 16:12 followed by senior Spencer Clapp (16:17, 38th), senior Seamus Brennan (16:45, 67th), sophomore Tristan Wilbrandt (16:46, 71st), senior John Christ (17:12, 110th) and junior Aidan DeSanto (17:25, 127th). O’Neill was named first-team Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches All-State, with George being named third-team All-State. The boys also scored an impressive victory in the city meet, with the Irish’s seven varsity runners sweeping the top seven spots. Clapp won that meet with a time of 16:33.1.

Girls Volleyball The girls volleyball team is getting closer to where it belongs. The Lady Irish, long one of the state’s elite programs in any sport, won

its 22nd sectional title in 2012, but perhaps more significantly, the Irish won their 10th regional title and their first since 2008. It took the eventual state champions to end the Irish season. That came in the Class 4A state semifinal, when the Irish (24-10) played eventual state champion Avon tough for four sets, eventually losing 25-17, 15-25, 25-20, 25-17.

beat New Castle 3-1 (25-15, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23) and Seymour 3-2 (25-22, 19-25, 25-19, 17-25, 15-12) to win the regional. Senior middle hitter Jazzmine McDonald, freshman defensive specialist Kendall White, senior setter Sara Hohman, and senior outside hitter Molly Kennedy were named to the All-City Tournament team and White and McDonald each made second-team All-State for the Irish, who finished the season No. 10 in the Class 4A Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association rankings.

The Irish, who finished second in the Mishawaka Invitational and in the City Tournament, not only won the Providence Invitational, they also won the Lady Irish Invitational. They won the Section 10-4A title The Irish had won the last nine city with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-15) volleyball titles before losing this victory over Lawrence North, then season to Chatard, 3-0.

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Girls Golf

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With junior Karli LaGrotte emerging as a leader of an improving young team, the Irish won city and sectional titles in 2012, falling just short of a sixth consecutive trip to the Indiana Girls State Golf Finals at Legends of Indiana.

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Congratulations to our great student-athletes who participated in our fall signing period National Letter of Intent signing reception on November 20.

Andrew Cramer Diving, Northwestern University

Jorden Mitchell Gymnastics, Brown University

Jessica Peszek

LaGrotte made it all the way to the state tournament as an individual, finishing tied for 17th to be named to the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association All-State team. She shot a 79-75 at the state finals to finish 10-over with a 154.

LaGrotte was one of four Lady Irish golfers named All-City, with the others being sophomore Claire Cooke, sophomore Grayce Petruzzi, and freshman Betsy Werner. The Irish also won the Lawrence Central Invitational, finishing second at the All-Catholic Tournament and second at the Brebeuf Invitational. Cathedral won the sectional title with a score of 337. LaGrotte finished first with a 78, and Cooke finished second with an 80. Werner finished with an 83, while seniors Sarah Lenahan and Caley Caito shot 95 and 98, respectively. LaGrotte shot 82 in the regional round to qualify for the state tournament, with the team finishing sixth–one spot out of the state tournament.

Gymnastics, Western Michigan University

Sara Hohman Volleyball, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Jazzmine McDonald Volleyball, Indiana University

Mo Evans Basketball, IP Ft. Wayne

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Boys Tennis The Irish boys tennis team won its seventh consecutive city title in 2012, maintaining their status as one of the top programs in Central Indiana and the state. Junior Luke Wojtalik played No. 1 singles for the Irish, with freshman Steve Christie playing No. 2 and and Andrew Calandro playing No. 3. The Irish (14-8) finished the season ranked No. 23 in the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association Fall/Winter 2012

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rankings. Wojtalik and Christie each made the IHSTeCA All-State second team.

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A combination of experience and youth helped the girls cross country team to a memorable season in 2012.

The girls soccer team overcame a difficult schedule to win not only the city title, but its seventh consecutive sectional title.

Senior Emma MacAnally capped her senior season with an appearance in the state finals, and freshman Katherine Free also made the state finals to highlight a season in which the Irish also won team city and sectional titles. MacAnally and Free went 1-2 at the city and sectional title to lead the Irish’s title-winning days in those events.

The Irish (9-7-4) beat Bishop Chatard, 1-0, winning a shootout 4-3 to win the city title.

The Irish won the sectional at Brebeuf with 48 points, with MacAnally winning with a time 18:49.0 and Free finishing second at 19:02.4. Freshman Ellen Flood finished eighth in 20:17.3, followed by senior Kendall Burgett 13th in 20:24.6 and freshman Ashley Yuska 24th in 20:57.9.

They then beat Lawrence North 4-1 and North Central 1-0 at North Central to with the sectional, beating North Central, 3-0, on penalty kicks. The season ended with a 4-0 loss to Zionsville in the regional round. Senior midfielders Abbi Schopper and Alyssa Bova were named ISCA District 4 first-team, with Schopper, Bova, Julia Kahn, and Sophia Lipka named to the All-City team.

MacAnally then won the regional the following week with a time of 18:19.5. Free finished seventh at 18:43.1, with the Irish as a team finishing.

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McAnally finished sixth individually at semistates in 18:48.3, with Free finishing eighth at 18:51.9. MacAnnally then finished 15th at the state meet in 18:35.6, with Free finishing 32nd in 19:04.5. Senior Simone Deighan, junior Andi Hise, and senior Grace Bennett also registered Top 16 finishes at the city meet.

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many valuable holistic lessons to be learned in the Holy Cross in athletics. Work ethic, time management, perseverance, and teamwork are just a few of the words used by our graduates to describe what they personally gained through their involvement in sports at Cathedral.

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Trivia Night starts a new tradition diverse student bodies in the state, an additional $3,000 per student must be raised each year to close the gap between what is received in tuition and what is needed to provide “The Cathedral Experience.” All proceeds from events go toward the event fundraising goal of $550,000, out of the overall $2,400,000 raised by advancement efforts at Cathedral.

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Cathedral Advancement Fundraising Goal $2,400,000

Our newest fundraising event, Trivia Night, was a huge success. The sell-out crowd at the Irsay Pavillion on October 20, 2012, enjoyed a silent auction, pizza, beer, and wine as well as an opportunity to compete for more than $2,000 in prizes.


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Class of ’34 Last Tuesday/month — Noon Robert Kennington Post 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 Class of ’42 1st Friday/month Contact Jim O’Brien

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 Cathedral Fund - $1,390,000 Events Fundraising - $550,000 Endowment Gifts - $225,000 Student Fundraiser - $135,000 Spirit Shop - $100,000

Cathedral would like to acknowledge everyone’s support of the various events held during 2012, including:

Events such as Trivia Night are vital because tuition can cover just 80% of the cost of educating a student at Cathedral. To continue to bring together one of the most

Class of ’32 Last Wednesday/month K of C #437

Class of ’43 2nd Wednesday/Every other month — Noon K of C #437 (June, August, October, etc.)

“We were thrilled to have many of our young alums attend this event,” says Sheryl Babb, Director of Events. “Our own Matt Hammond, VP for Operations, and Vince Eagan, class of ’03, served as game show host and emcee.” Another Trivia Night is in the making for the Spring of 2013. Watch the website and email for information. To volunteer for the event or for sponsorship information, please contact Sheryl Babb, Director of Events, at 317.968.7316 or at sbabb@

Alumni Class Luncheon Schedule

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Tradition Golf Outing Parent Class Parties Dezelan Dinner/Luncheon Trivia Night ShamrAuction Luncheon ShamrAuction

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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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Classes of ‘62 and ‘82 reunite

Save the date for Reunion Weekend Friday, June 21 Father Kelly Golf Outing Wood Wind Golf Course

Brother Roy Smith, ‘61, catches up with Mike Shine, ‘62, and Bill Flannery, ‘62, at the Class of ‘62 reunion.

VP for Constituent Relations, Ken Barlow, ‘82, escorts the Class of ‘82 on a tour of dear old Cathedral during their reunion.

Saturday, June 22 Campus Tours Mass Dinner Reception

Participating Classes Cathedral & Academy graduate class years Dick Dullaghan and Antoinette (Page) Dullaghan lead their ‘62 classmates in the Cathedral Fight Song.

Gabe Tansy, Pat Murphy, and Pat Jeffers catch up at the Class of ‘82 reunion.

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The Class of ‘62 posed for a group picture in the old gym at 14th and Meridian.

Kevin Flynn, Sharon (Hartman) Richey, Kristine Schneider, Maureen (McGinley) Frey, Dave Kasberg, Jeanne Fischer, Paul Georgescu pose for a photo during the Class of ‘82 reunion.

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Contact Ken Barlow, ‘82, Vice President for Constituent Relations, at kenbarlow@gocathedral. com or 317.968.7366.

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The Cathedral Family Tree Alerding/Henn family R. James Alerding, ’63 Megan Alerding Helmen, ’86 Jacob M. Helmen,‘16 Kevin Alerding, ’88 (Spouse: Sharon Henn Alerding, ’88*) Michael C. Alerding, ’15 Vincent C. Alerding, ‘16 Laurie Alerding McCormick, ’91 (Spouse: John T. McCormick, ’90) Sean P. McCormick, ‘16 Maryclare Alerding Valentine, ‘95 (Spouse: Christopher A. Valentine, ‘94) Michael P. Alerding, ‘67 Michael J. Alerding, ‘89 Scott P. Alerding, ‘91 Anthony Alerding, ‘95 Margaret Alerding Woods, ‘97


Vincent Alerding, ‘16, Sean McCormick, ’16, Michael Alerding, ‘15, and Jake Helmen, ‘16.

Four years at Cathedral High School is the start of a lifelong connection with learning, friends, family, and alumni. From time to time, the Highlights will feature current students who are part of Cathedral’s long legacy of family connections. We are pleased to have the fourth generation of the Boyle family and the third generations of the Alerding, Henn, Keller, Kervan, Quinn, Steinmetz, and Welch families here at Cathedral.

Generation Key Black: First Blue: Second Green: Third Red: Fourth

*Sharon Henn Alerding’s father is Vincent P. Henn, ’55, and her mother is Constance Morrow Henn, SAA ‘59. Vincent Henn’s brothers are Eugene Henn, ’49, Anthony Henn, ’50 (Spouse: Mary Henn, SAA ’52), Paul Henn, ’51, and Robert Henn, ‘57.

René E. Keller, ‘86 Shannon Keller Spahr, ‘87 Damon P. Keller, ‘88 Quinten P. Keller ‘14 Cassandra Keller, ‘90 Darren P. Keller, ‘93

Quinn family Francis B. Quinn ’38 Patrick J. Quinn ‘61 Michael Quinn ‘62 Timothy M. Quinn ‘64 John J. Quinn ‘65 Kevin A. Quinn ’66 Francis B. Quinn ‘72 Charlotte L. Quinn ‘07 Mary Clare Quinn ‘09 Eleanor Quinn Quagliarello LSA ‘74 Daniel G. Quinn ’76 Elizabeth Quinn Hahn ‘78 Terrence V. Quinn ‘80 Riley F. Quinn ‘15

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Steinmetz/Welch family

Michael J. Boyle ’34 Michael J. Boyle ‘55 Catherine Boyle Kervan, ’79 (Spouse: Paul J. Kervan ’80*) James P. Kervan ‘09 Patrick M. Kervan ‘12 Matthew J. Kervan ‘14 Mary T. Boyle ‘81 Jerry A. Whitaker ‘08 Mary Cate Whitaker ‘11 Joseph R. Whitaker ‘15 Michael F. Boyle, ’83 (Spouse: Becky Malad Boyle, ’83. Becky’s father is Richard M. Malad, ‘63) Nolan J. Boyle ‘16


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John P. Keller, ’60 (Spouse: Sandra Johnson Keller, SAA ’62)

*Paul J. Kervan’s father is James P. Kervan ’56. His siblings are Kelly Kervan Riley ’83, Amy M. Kervan ’87 and Kevin J. Kervan ’88. Kevin’s daughter is Alyssa J. Bova ’13.


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R.V. Welch ’45 James C. Welch ’46 J.C. Welch ‘79 Nora Welch Steinmetz, ’83 (Spouse: Chris Steinmetz*) Christopher J. Steinmetz, ‘08 Edward J. Steinmetz, ‘10 Patrick J. Steinmetz, ‘11 Daniel M. Steinmetz, ‘14 Elizabeth A. Steinmetz, ‘16 Mary K. Steinmetz, ‘16 Joseph T. Welch, ‘86 Annie Welch Horvath, ‘87 *Chris Steinmetz’s siblings are Karen Steinmetz Cross, ’81 & Mary Kay Steinmetz Lauderback, ’83. Chris’s father is Dr. Edward F. Steinmetz, ‘43.

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Ray McClintock, ’53, is working on a volume of poems and talks on literary creativity at local library branches. “I am obviously far removed by miles and years from 14th and Meridian Streets, but distance and time have never diminished the memory of inspiration and superb education at Cathedral High School.”

Martin Cisco, ’81, has started his new business, Express Appliance Repair, Etc.



Fred Evans, ’61, has published a book about his fight against prostate cancer, “Walking the Walk: Surviving Cancer—Keeping Laughter and Faith in High Gear.” Evans, a bicycle enthusiast and athlete, is pictured here at a book signing in September at the Indy Bicycle Garage along with David Worland, Jay Michael Smith, ’62, and Jay’s wife, Lucia. Michael Slinger, ’67, was ordained to the Order of Deacons in June. Deacon Mike is assigned to Holy Spirit Church, Indianapolis, with ministries of charity to Holy Family Shelter and as field associate to the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Fr. Vincent Druding, ‘95, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, once again made a pilgrimage to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, walking 58 miles from Church of the Assumption in Peekskill, New York, (where he is a parochial vicar) to the famed Cathedral in the heart of New York City all to benefit his parish’s school.

Matthew T. Hasbrook, ’00, and Cassie L. Gullickson were married January 7, 2012, at St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The wedding party included Ryan D. Hasbrook, ’92; Anne P. Hasbrook, ’96; Molly Hasbrook Corcoran, ’99; and Kevin Hixon, ’00.

Niah Fulford, ’98, was selected as a team member for the Rotary Club’s Group Study Exchange Program to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fulford, a physical therapist, went with five other healthcare professionals, on the trip concerning children’s health.

Rachael (Levin) Heger, ’00, and Loren Heger, ’00, announce the birth of their daughter, Miriam Georgia Heger, on October 5, 2012. Fall/Winter 2012

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Colin Thornburg, ’03, and Tara Eberhart were married on October 1, 2011. Cathedral graduates in the wedding party included best man, Michael McLinn, ’03, and Ashley Thornburg, ’01.

Mathias Kiwanuka, ’01, married Tessa Demeza. Kiwanuka plays for the NY Giants.

Kathleen (Roesinger) Yohe, ’03, and Gary Yohe announce the birth of their daughter, Lainey Marie Yohe, on May 8, 2012. Andrew Darragh, ’06, has received an award from Butler University for his work with the Holcombe Observatory. He received a degree in physics with a concentration in astronomy and will be attending Ball State University to work toward his master’s in astronomy.

Joan Wyand, ’01, was among a group of local, state, and national apparel designers chosen to model their clothing at Project IMA in October at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Wyand resides in Providence, RI, where she is a multimedia artist and was selected as “Emerging Artist of 2012.” Anne E. Hazard, ’03, graduated cum laude from Rush University, Chicago, with a master’s in health systems management. She lives in Chicago and works at Advocate Health System as a health economy analyst.


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Megan Darragh, ’07, has been accepted at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and was awarded the J.P. Hutton Endowed Scholarship, one of only three students to receive the prestigious award.

Bill Escoffery, ’08 and Elizabeth Jamison, ’07 were married on October 6, 2012, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Members of the wedding party include Erin Escoffery, ’05 and Michael Jamison, ’04. Anna and Matthew Wagner, the niece and nephew of Mrs. Kathy Pivonka, were the flower girl and ringbearer. The couple resides in Indianapolis, where Bill works as a Technical Lead for Bidpal and Elizabeth is the Associate Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

2010s Brian Ferlin, ’11, was a fourthround draft pick for the NHL’s Boston Bruins. Lauren Nigro, ’06, married Aaron Resiak on June 15, 2012. In the wedding party: Katie Meyer, ’06, and the brides’ siblings, Nick, ’11, and Jenna, ’13.

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Robbie Baillargeon, ’12, was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Jon Gillies, ’12, was selected by the Calgary Flames with the 75th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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In memoriam JOHN R. DAGON, JR., ’62, husband of Patricia J. Nichols Dagon, SAA ’62; father of Matthew Dagon, ’99. CHARLES HENRY DEAL, ’57. FRED C. DILGER, JR., ’39.


JOHN E. McSHAY, ’48; brother of William H. McShay, ‘41; James T. McShay, ‘50; brother-in-law of Sue Greiner McShay, SAA ‘50.






BETTY JO (BRATCHER) HAMMOND, grandmother of Matt Hammond, ’97, Cathedral’s VP for Operations and General Counsel. TERRENCE P. “TERRY” HANNON, grandfather of Kailey Bamrick, ’08, and Elizabeth Bamrick, ’15. JOHN K. HARWOOD, ’49, brother of Philip J. Harwood, ’56. JAMES F. HAYES, SR., grandfather of Lauren, ’08, and James, ’09, Stevenson.

MARIANNE MASTERS ACKMANN, mother of Elizabeth Ackmann Elias, ’96, and Allison Ackmann Gibbs, ’03.

VICTOR J. HERBERTZ, ’47, brother of Frank Herbertz, ’50.



MARY CECILIA (GAVAGHAN) BATTISTA, wife of Peter Battista, ’44.



ANNE HUSER, SAA ’46; wife of Joe Huser, ‘44.

ALLEN M. BELOW, father of Dr. Mary E. Below, ’81.

JOHN R. KIRKPATRICK, grandfather of Grant Kirkpatrick, ’13.


PATRICIA TODD WRIGHT KIRKPATRICK, grandmother of Paul, ’97, Peter, ’00, and Philip Kirkpatrick, ‘02.

CHUCK CESNIK, ’54. ELVAN C. CHAMBERLIN, ’55, grandfather of Haley Snyder, ’06, and Nolan Snyder, ’09. BILL CLINE, father-in-law of Cathedral Board of Trustees member Colleen Spellacy Cline, ‘83; grandfather of Emily Cline, ’15. ALAN G. CLYNE, ’49, grandfather of Grant Clyne, ’14. MARGARET ANN ROESINGER CRISP, SAA ’58, mother of John A. Crisp, ’88, and Elizabeth Crisp King, ’87; sister of Stephen Roesinger, ’60; aunt of Tim Adams, ’00 and Cathedral faculty member; John W. Adams, ’95; Patrick Adams, ’98; Jimmy Roesinger, ’06; and Kathleen Roesinger Yohe, ’03.

ROBERT J. MATTHEWS, ’63, husband of Jenny Matthews, long-time ShamrAuction Director; father of Christy Matthews Baily, ’91, Tracy Matthews Aszkler, ’94, and Amanda Matthews Archey, ’00.

FRANK J. “BUD” KISTNER, ’45. JAMES F. LEE, father of James R., ’08, and Ellen Lee, ’11. JOSEPH D. LILL, father of Jim Lill, ’66. CHARLES E. “ED” MADDEN, husband of Ethel Madden, SJA ’46; father of Paul, ’70; Lee, SAA ’71; Stephen, ’72; Charles II, ’75; Elizabeth, SMA ’76; Mary, ’80; Brian, ’81; Joseph, ’82; grandfather of Peter, ’95; Charles, ’97; and Paul Madden, ’03; Demitri, ’02; and Gabriel, ’05 Gula; Savannah, ’13; and Summerlin, ’15, Madden.

CHARLES E. NEWPORT, ‘69, and former Cathedral staff member. THOMAS E. PAPPAS, SR., ’48. RAYMOND F. PECK, ’63, brother of Joseph Peck, ’55 and sister of Tina Peck Heath, SAA ‘66. CAROL ANN PICKETT, wife of Don Pickett, ‘50. GREGORY J. PFLEGER, ’69, son of Lawrence Pfleger, ‘39, and Eleanor Rice Pfleger, SAA ’39; brother of L. Steven Pfleger, ’65, and Cathedral Trustee Richard J. Pfleger, ’73. C. FRANCIS RATHZ, JR., ‘47. JAMES J. REA ‘45. BARBARA J. RELPHORDE, SMA ’52. EDWARD T. SAUER, ’61. MARILYN A. SCHNEIDER, mother-inlaw of Cathedral board of directors member, The Hon. Jerry Zore, ‘59. MARK SKEHAN, ’72. JOHN TARPEY, brother of Joseph Tarpey, ’68. LAWRENCE C. “CLEVE” THRASHER, III, grandfather of Will Thrasher, ’14; husband of Cathedral substitute teacher Jayne Thrasher; and a former Cathedral substitute himself. SARAH ELLEN McDOUGALL WELLER, SAA, ‘56.


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The Jamell family brought their Irish spirit to Spain last summer. Steve Jamell, ‘85, Kim Jamell (Cathedral Spanish faculty), Nick Jamell, ‘13, Daniel Jamell, ‘18, and Gabe Jamell, ‘21.

The next time you travel, take along a Cathedral shirt or item and snap a picture of yourself and your friends or family members. Email us your photo and a little information about yourself, where you were, and who you were with. You might find yourself in an upcoming issue of The Highlights. Don’t have anything with the Cathedral name or logo on it? Visit our online Spirit Shop at and take your “Irish” roots with you wherever you go!

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Cathedral Goes Back to the 80s Saturday, February 23, 2013 Now in its 36th year, this one-night event brings together generations of alumni, supporters, parents, donors, and friends in an over-the-top evening of fun, food, and festivities. Live and silent auctions, dinner, drinks, live music by Zanna-Doo, and a late night buffet are included. Black tie optional. Reservations are limited. Doors open at 5:30 pm at Cathedral High School. Cost is $130 per person. Register at Where the funds go: To continue to bring together one of the most diverse student bodies in the state, we need to raise an additional $3,000 per student per year to close the gap between what we receive in tuition and what we need in order to provide “The Cathedral Experience.� All proceeds from events including ShamrAuction go toward the event fundraising goal of $550,000, out of the overall $2,400,000 raised by advancement efforts at Cathedral. Cathedral High School


Dave Petruzzi and Sharon Reed 2013 ShamrAuction co-chairs

Fall/Winter 2012

Cathedral Highlights


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The Cathedral Family. Made possible by YOU through your donation to the Cathedral Fund.

Your gift helps bring students like Allie who are high achievers —both on and off the court—to Cathedral. Allison “Allie” Wehrli, Class of 2016 • Presidential Scholar • Math League • Volleyball Parish: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

l Scholar “ Being a Presidentia my hard at th d makes me prou oom has been work in the classrhe d make recognized and lpe ation my Cathedral educ a reality.”

One student. One gift. One life-changing opportunity. You often hear Cathedral referred to as a family. One of the reasons is because we support each other— emotionally, spiritually, and, of course, financially. Nearly half of all Cathedral students receive tuition assistance through the Cathedral Fund. Generous donors help us attract high-achieving students such as Allie regardless of financial circumstances. “The whole culture here at Cathedral really prepares you for college— academically and socially,” she says. “The diverse backgrounds of the students here have allowed me to learn more about what the real world is like.” That academic, geographic, social, and racial diversity is possible because of donors like you that support the Cathedral Fund. One hundred percent of your gift to the Cathedral Fund goes to help students like Allie. Should you wish, you may direct your gift to one of Cathedral’s Family of Funds, such as arts programs, athletic programs, academic programs and faculty initiatives, technology programs, spirituality and service programs, general tuition assistance, facility maintenance and enhancements, or wherever Cathedral needs it most. Make your gift online at or call Michelle Rhodes, ‘01, at 317.968.7311. Thank you in advance for your support!

Cathedral High School - Fall Winter Highlights 2012  

Cathedral High School - Fall Winter Highlights 2012

Cathedral High School - Fall Winter Highlights 2012  

Cathedral High School - Fall Winter Highlights 2012