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Highlights Spring/Summer 2014 Volume 45 • Issue 1


Celebrating 95 years of tradition

Cathedral students are leading the way in the arts, academics, and athletics

a message from the president Dear Friend of Cathedral, As I write this, Cathedral is putting the finishing touches on yet another school year. And as has been true over the school’s ninety-five year history, the year was one of many achievements on many different fronts for our students, their teachers, counselors, coaches, and moderators. Our students excelled in the classroom. The school was, once again, named a Four Star school by the state of Indiana. Our seniors earned over $29,000,000 in scholarships and awards. They have been admitted to many of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Our Brain Game Team, Speech Team, and other “academic endeavors” again demonstrated that Cathedral is one of the top scholar-producing high schools in the state.

“Cathedral 360 will integrate all aspects of the school’s unique approach to individual students.”

And our extra-curricular performance remains very strong. Theatre, band, orchestra and our choirs presented outstanding performances. Our teams won state and city championships. Our young people excel and we are very proud of their many successes. And we are working diligently to make our school an even more effective school for those who will enroll next year and for many years to come through new programs and strategic initiatives. Cathedral 360 is a comprehensive program to create a personalized educational experience for each student. Cathedral 360 will integrate all aspects

of the school’s unique approach to individual students and make it more intentional. Using a variety of data integrated with personal information and interaction, this effort will tailor the student’s academic activities, cocurricular participation, leadership opportunities, and faith formation to meet college and career goals. The Board of Directors have received the results of a campus and facilities master planning process that was facilitated by CSO Architects. This plan calls for new buildings on our campus, the acquisition of land for a growing athletic program, and renovation of existing buildings to ensure our teaching faculty, coaches, and moderators have the spaces they will need to deliver “next-generation education” to our future students. Just as importantly, Principal Dave Worland is leading a comprehensive planning process to ensure that the student experience will be both relevant and life-changing. Academics, co-curricular participation, faith formation and service, and leadership are the four legs of this very solid student growth experience. Planning is important. Fundraising is important. And effective execution is important. We ask that you become our partner as we work together to have Cathedral become “the great American Catholic high school.”

Steve Helmich President


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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 Stephen J. Helmich, President Eileen Egan, Asst. Secretary Members Rev. Eric Augenstein, MA, MDiv, ‘96 Rev. Patrick Beidelman, STL, ‘90 Michael R. Berghoff Dennis W. Casey Joseph M. Dezelan ’62 Brian J. Elson ‘84 Denise Farrell, Hon. ‘08 John S. Flynn ‘70 James P. Lill ‘66 Dave McDowell Glendys Moosbrugger, Hon. ‘12 Daniel J. O’Malia ‘65 Clark G. Rehme ‘98 Carmen Hansen Rivera, SAA ‘66 Cathy Rooney Jeff Smith Brother Roy Smith, C.S.C., ‘61 Victoria Schneider Temple ‘88 Hon. Tanya Walton-Pratt ‘77 Robert V. Welch, Jr. ‘84 Matthew W. Will



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Members Emeritus R. James Alerding ‘63 William T. Brady ‘49 John L. Davis ‘66 Paul P. Farrell ‘51 Richard Pfleger ‘73 Joseph E. Quill ‘39 Hugh R. Sullivan ‘44 Hon. Gerald Zore ‘59 Spring/Summer 2014 • Volume 45, 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

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President’s message............................. 2 Principal’s message..............................5 Emerging Leaders................................. 7 Holy Cross update.............................. 10 Focus on the Faculty.......................... 13 Class notes......................................... 32 In memoriam...................................... 37

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reflection & prayer Reflection: A city set on a hill cannot be hidden When Jesus and his disciples wanted to make a statement and reach more followers, they would go up on a hill. Cathedral being up on a hill is no coincidence, and it allows the light of Christ to shine for all. While I am sad that my classmates and I will be going our separate ways next year, I realized that it would be selfish for the class of 2014 to stay at Cathedral any longer. Growing up in a loving environment that educates the hearts and minds allowed the class of 2014 to become a shining light for all. Each member of this class is a shining light that is ready to come off the hill, take the world by storm, and be lights in other’s lives. Thank you for an incredible four years at “that one Catholic school on the hill.” You will truly be missed Cathedral High School.


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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 Vice President for Constituent Relations Ken Barlow ’82 Vice President for Operations Jim McLinn ‘70 Vice President for Marketing & Communications Jan Stanich Chief Information Officer Rolly Landeros Vice President for Mission Integration Brother Ken Haders, C.S.C.

Prayer Dear Lord, Please bless the Cathedral family, as another school year comes to an end. Help us and guide us to where we need to go and be who we need to be. May everything we do be in your name. Continue to bless Cathedral and allow us to be a blessing to others. In your name we pray. Amen.

- Courtney Graham ‘14


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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: Drum major Dillon Paul ‘14 leads the Pride of the Irish marching band in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Indianapolis. In this issue, read about all the ways Cathedral students, faculty, and alumni lead the way with excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, and more.

a message from the principal Dear alumni, families and friends, This time of year at Cathedral gives us a bit of breathing room to savor the accomplishments of the last school year while looking forward to the challenges of a new one. The class of 2014 gives us much to celebrate—including admission to some of the top colleges and universities in the country and earning over $29 million in scholarships and awards. The incoming class of 2018 is 348 strong—one of our largest in recent history and brings students from more than 70 schools from every county around Indianapolis. Cathedral’s mission of maintaining diversity of our student body—including geographic diversity—is one of the great learning opportunities for our young people! Just as we have to say goodbye to our senior class and welcome to our incoming freshman, we do the same with our faculty and staff. This year, four faculty members were recognized for 25 years of service here at Cathedral. Likewise, we are happy to say hello to new faculty and staff members who bring exceptional skills and fresh ideas to Cathedral. Please join me in saying “job well done” to our 25-year veterans: Sr. Mary Sue Freiberger, math teacher Dr. Tom Greer, vice principal for student services Ken Kaufman, director of transportation Bob Seal, science teacher

Our new faculty and staff members joining the Cathedral family for the 2014-2015 school year are: Jill Arbuckle, counseling Caroline Bryan, theology Shelbi Burnette, science Maria Cottone, counseling Ryan Davis, social studies Jennifer Duffin-Alexander, science Katie Erbe, wellness coordinator and English aid Joe Gehret, theology James Hanna, English Adam Hibshman, science Karen Hovanec, Spanish Dustin Land, science Matthew Panzer, English Rick Shadiow, math Aubrey Thornsbury, technology

“The class of 2014 gives us much to celebrate… earning over $29 million in scholarships and awards.”

Our good wishes and prayers are with all these individuals for all they have done for our Cathedral family and for what they are about to undertake for our students and school: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

- Old Irish Blessing Blessings,

David L. Worland Principal

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Faith in the Future capital campaign exceeds $10 million goal 72'-11 9/16"


Renovation began on the Cunningham Fine Arts Center this spring. Cathedral’s art and music students will soon be able to work in updated and expanded Thanks to the generosity of our facilities. Construction is scheduled donors, projects already completed to be complete mid-October. The with campaign funds include: historic facade of the building will funds for professional development, be retained, but studio space and support for teachers’ salaries, classrooms will receive a muchreturfing of the softball field, track, needed renovation. In addition, a and practice fields, lighting for the large addition in the back of the practice fields, renovation of the building will provide practice space, football locker rooms and coaches’ rehearsal room, and storage for offices in Loretto Hall, support for band and choir plus offer flexible Lower level floor plan of the renovated Cunningham Hall. the endowment, partial prefunding classroom space for academic SITE + LOWER LEVEL FLOOR PLAN of tuition assistance program, subjects as needed.

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“Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude,” says Vice President for Advancement Nicole Beasley, “it’s truly remarkable how everyone in our community came together to support Cathedral’s needs, both current and future.”


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Glendys Moosbruger Volunteer Service Award established at Celebrate Service Dinner Cathedral High School could not fulfill her mission without dedicated volunteers. With heartfelt appreciation and, in celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Cathedral hosted her first annual Celebrate Service Dinner on April 9. Cathedral volunteers play an important role by impacting students’ lives and supporting Cathedral’s mission. During the event, Glendys Moosbrugger’s 30 years of volunteer service to Cathedral High School was recognized by establishing the Glendys Moosbrugger Volunteer Service Award. Moosbrugger models the commitment, dedication, passion, ambition, and enthusiasm that a true service leader possess. Moosbruger received the inaugural Award. Glendys Moosbrugger and husband Frank at ShamrAuction.


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Cathedral students benefit from real-world job experiences with alumni Members of Cathedral’s young alumni Emerging Leaders group provide invaluable opportunities for students to explore careers by job shadowing for a day. This semester, alumni in healthcare, philanthropy, and politics gave of their time by hosting Cathedral students for a day on-the-job.

Physician’s assistant Caitlin O’Hara ‘05 McGrath was job shadowed by Kate Bigelow ‘14.

Volunteer and events administrator Jean Smith ‘97 was job shadowed by Jessica Weir ‘15.

Cardiologist Dr. Rich Hahn ‘78 was job shadowed by Joe Whitaker ‘15.

Nurse Chris Lathrop was job shadowed by Zoe Walker ‘15. Chris works with Dr. Rich Hahn ‘78.

Past parent Frank Short was job shadowed by Brandon Fogel ‘14.

Meghann Monahan ‘04 Roseman was job shadowed by Regan Kidd ‘15.

Senior sales manager Julie Wise ‘01 Morton was job shadowed by Lauren Keisler ‘13.

Emergency room nurse Nick Dascoli ‘04 was job shadowed by Sam White ‘14.

Occupational therapist Jill Kemper ‘97 was job shadowed by Matt Guzman ‘15.

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Theatre department presents:

Shrek the Musical Not your average fairy tale adventure—an ogre and a princess fall in love.

Photos by Andy Bowman

alumni updates

Grand Reunion Weekend brings alumni back to “Dear Old Cathedral” The second annual Grand Reunion Weekend was a great success, bringing together over 500 classmates from Cathedral and the all-girls schools in classes ‘49, ‘54, ‘59, ‘64, ‘69, ‘74, ‘79, ‘84, ‘89, ‘94, ‘99, ‘04, and ‘09 to celebrate a great school and each other. The weekend kicked off with the Father Kelly Tradition Golf Outing on June 20 and wrapped up in the wee hours of June 21. Alumni, their spouses, and friends toured the campus, attended mass, and enjoyed an alumni awards presentation before socializing, dining, drinking, and dancing on the lawn. At least 50 people were still dancing and socializing when the DJ stopped the music at midnight.

Student volunteers held class signs to meet up with reunion attendees and escort them to their individual class dinner locations.

This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients were Michael P. McGinley ’89, Distinguished Professional Achievement; Andrew Christiansen ’99, Distinguished Service to Cathedral; Richard J. Pfleger ‘73, Bishop Chartrand Award; and Deborah Tobias SAA ’69, Distinguished Service to Community. They are pictured with President Steve Helmich.

To view all of our grand reunion weekend photos, go to

Fr. Kelly Tradition golf outing winners were Pat Paligraf ’09, Charlie Russell ’08, Kevin Bowen ’08, and Mark Welsh ‘08.

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holy cross update Our concern for the dignity of every human being as God’s cherished child directs our care to victims of every injury... - Blessed Basil Moreau

Cathedral alumnae puts her Holy Cross values to work in Uganda Anne Maguire ‘07 is a volunteer registered nurse at Kyembogo Holy Cross Health Center in Kyarusozi, Uganda. She began working there in September and plans to stay for one year. Maguire worked in this clinic as a student nurse for seven weeks in 2010 while attending Saint Mary’s College. After Maguire graduated and was working at St. Vincent Hospital, Sr. Joan Marie, the president of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, asked if she would be interested in volunteering at the clinic for a longer period of time. Two years and many conversations later, Maguire left her job at St. Vincent’s to do volunteer work in Uganda.

Maguire visits a teacher friend from Moreau Primary School and her family.

Maguire’s daily routine includes going to Mass, running with a group of local runners, working at the clinic, living with the Holy Cross Sisters in the convent, and spending time with friends. Her work at the clinic involves giving vaccinations, working with HIV positive patients, prenatal and pediatric care, taking care of people with malaria, malnutrition, and AIDS, teaching people about handwashing and infection control, doing administrative work, and stocking medications. The clinic also does health outreaches every week to serve surrounding rural communities.

Maguire prepares a vaccine in a small mud house at a health outreach in Kasaba.

“We are doing our best to figure out how to improve the quality of our care in a very rural area in a developing country with a very poor health care system…as the Ugandans would say, mpora mpora (slowly, slowly). God has given us these challenges, and despite being overwhelmed at times by the immensity of the work, I have faith God will guide us along the way.”

Maguire celebrates with friends after running the Kampala Half Marathon.


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“We have had some small successes so far that have been encouraging. But I can be so easily reminded that I cannot save everyone.” Read Maguire’s blog at

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Cathedral congratulates five Brothers of Holy Cross on their 60th jubilees

Congratulations to Brothers of Holy Cross James Everett, John Ptaszek, Douglas Roach, Thomas Rock, and Paul Rosonke who celebrated the 60th anniversary of their profession of religious vows on Sunday, February 2.

Eight students represent Cathedral at Holy Cross Conference for Student Leaders

Living Holy Cross values: Archdiocese names Witka Servant Leader of the Year The Archdiocesan Office for Youth Ministry selected Cathedral’s director of campus ministry, Mrs. Charlene Witka, for the Servant Leader of the Year Award for 2013-2014. “The community of Cathedral High School is very fortunate to have such a faithful and committed campus minister,” says the letter from the Charlene Witka, Cathedral’s director of Archdiocese. A quote from campus ministry one of her nominators says, “In a more perfect world, every teenager would have someone like Charlene Witka in their lives, a true example of an adult that loves all of the students that she meets.”

Eight Cathedral students attended the Holy Cross Conference for Student Leaders at Holy Cross College on June 25-29. They toured the University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, and Saint Mary’s College and learned more about the Holy Cross Brothers and how to live out their Holy Cross core values. Cathedral is blessed to be one of only 15 high schools in the US—and the only one in Indiana—with a Holy Cross connection.

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The Schnellenbergers: Giving back to Cathedral is a family affair The first time the Schnellenbergers and Caroline met, it was fun for them to discover that Caroline’s brother was Jason’s first grade reading buddy at St. Luke Catholic School. The Shamrock Scholars program is a great way to make an impactful contribution as a family.

Front: Caroline Price ‘16, Jenna Schnellenberger ‘04. Back: Jason Schnellenberger ‘00, Tom Schnellenberger, and Claire Schnellenberger ’06 Bailey. Not pictured: Jackie Schnellenberger.

The Schnellenberger family— parents Tom and Jackie Schnellenberger and their children, Jason Schnellenberger ‘00, Jenna Schnellenberger ‘04, and Claire Schnellenberger ’06 Bailey—have decided to make a difference by forming the Schnellenberger Family Shamrock Scholarship.

that participating in the Shamrock Scholars program is a great way for them to stay connected to Cathedral and they’ve enjoyed getting to know the student they sponsor, Caroline Price ‘16. “It’s been great to meet Caroline,” said Jenna Schnellenberger. “You get to actually see where your money is going.”

“I think it’s a great opportunity for us to share the philanthropy together,” said Tom Schnellenberger. “It’s great to see our kids participating in the way Jackie and I have participated in philanthropic endeavors. It’s not something that you can easily convey to your kids and so this is a way to do that.” “My sisters and I wanted to contribute and combining with our parents gives us a way to have the largest impact,” said Jason Schnellenberger. “None of the kids can do this on their own and it’s been great for all of us to join forces and make a noticeable difference.” The Shamrock Scholars program is more than just a way to give. It’s a chance to change a life.

The Shamrock Scholars Tuition Grant Program provides need“It’s more rewarding that way than based tuition assistance for one “I’m thankful because I probably just donating,” said Claire Bailey. student for four years. Many wouldn’t be able to go to Cathedral donors form a relationship with the “It’s fun talking with Caroline about without them,” said Caroline. “I love student they sponsor. About 182 how things have changed and how it here. I’m very thankful to them for students will be supported through some things have remained the my education.” the Shamrock Scholars program for same,” said Jason Schnellenberger. the 2014-2015 school year. “It’s nice to hear what’s happened in the years since I was at Cathedral.” To view a video on the program This program impacts the donor or for more information, visit as well as the recipient. The Schnellenberger family has found 12

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Helmich to lead leadership change in 2016

Ford, Bethuram named teacher and staff member of the year

Recently, President Steve Helmich announced to the board of directors his long-term plans about his role here at Cathedral. “This year marks my 15th year at this exceptional school and the next two years will be the capstone of my tenure here,” Helmich says. He indicated that he will continue in his current position throughout the next two school years and help bring on board new leadership in the summer of 2016, with the search for the new president beginning in 2015. “This timing will be right for a number of reasons,” he says. “We have just wrapped up a successful capital campaign, Faith in the Future, and have begun planning for Cathedral’s 100th anniversary in 2018. Likewise, we will have an approved Strategic Plan in place that will provide stability and direction—and assure that our vision as the ‘Great American Catholic High School’ will be accomplished.” Steve Schaefer, chair of the Cathedral Board of Directors notes, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we express our extreme gratitude to President Helmich for outstanding past, current, and continuing service to Cathedral. Cathedral’s tremendous success over Steve’s tenure is truly a tribute to his hard work and exceptional leadership. We also thank Steve for his leadership and commitment to be integrally involved in the transition to his successor.”

Congratulations to this year’s teacher of the year, Lisa Ford, and staff member of the year, Erin Bethuram ‘97. This was the third time that Ford received the teacher of the year award. Award recipients are selected by their peers at Cathedral. They are pictured with President Steve Helmich (left) and Principal Dave Worland.

Keyes receives Kosmos Educator’s Scholarship Cathedral congratulates English teacher Kathy Keyes on receiving the inaugural Dr. Kosmas Kayes Educator’s Scholarship from the Joseph Maley Foundation. This new scholarship honors the legacy of Kosmas Kayes, Ed.D., a lifelong educator who was dedicated to improving the lives of others through learning. Brain Game moderator Kathy Keyes presents a $2,000 check to Principal Dave Worland for the Brain Game’s third place school award. The team will donate the money to a charity. The money comes from Westfield Insurance.

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Irish receive honors in academics, excel in speech competitions, and earn scholarships Brothers of Holy Cross Project Hope contest Six Cathedral students were among the winners for the Brothers of Holy Cross Project Hope contest. Students were asked to create original films, music, essays, poems, or art demonstrating how Pope Francis has touched the hearts and minds of young people. First place designation - Emma Russell & Claire Cook (film) Second place designation - Brantley Johnson (essay) & Marc Garcia (essay) The Cathedral Speech Team qualified four students for the National Forensics Tournament in Kansas City this summer. The team won their district meet, as well. Nathan Gray, Jimmy Kacius, Chris Fitzgerald, and Julia White will be going to nationals. Plus, six students were selected for the National Catholic Grand Tournament on Memorial Day. The all-stars are: LJ Martin, Teresa Heckman, Nathan Gray, Michaela Ivory, Maggie Bielski, and Julia White.

Third place designation - Bailey Osler (art) & Stephen Vukovits (art)

Congrès 2014 French Competition

Junior Rynelle Castellino won the Indianapolis Right to Life Speech Contest and the Indiana Right to Life Speech Contest contest. She will compete at the National Right to Life Speech contest in Louisville this summer.


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Cathedral hosted the 23rd annual Indiana Students of French competition, and our students did extremely well. There were 57 students from Cathedral who competed and Cathedral brought home 79 certificates for first through fourth place awards.

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Senior Collin Barthel received the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award on April 12 at the Colt’s Complex.

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Cathedral proud to support Center for Leadership Development

At this year’s Minority Achievers Awards Dinner, Cathedral presented a full scholarship to CLD Scholar Destiny White, pictured here with her parents. The annual awards dinner has developed into a showcase of the significant academic talents and successes of CLD Scholars, youth participating in the Center for Leadership Development who have achieved distinction for their persistence and diligence in realizing their intellectual and educational potential. In 2014, college, community and university partners awarded over $2.7 million in scholarships to 44 CLD participants.

Serra Club essay contest winners

Fortune Scholars excel; full tuition for four years

The Russell and Penny Fortune Foundation provides full tuition assistance to four students at Cathedral for all four years. Students must meet strict criteria to be selected for this prestigious scholarship. Grants are designed to assist middle-class families for whom financial reality precludes attendance at Cathedral. Fortune Scholars at Cathedral include Ben Sasin ‘14, Courtney Bostrom ’15, Michael Kluger, ’16, Joe A’Hearn ’17 and incoming recipient Sarah Pletcher ‘18.

Mayor Greg Ballard ‘72 meets students at Lincoln Day Dinner

The Serra Club of Indianapolis awarded two Cathedral students top honors in the 2014 John D. Kelley Vocations Essay Contest. Nicole Cerar was the ninth-grade winner and Michael Melbardis was the 12th-grade winner. This year’s theme was “A Calling of Love.” Members of Cathedral’s Young Republicans club attended the Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Washington Township GOP. Students met and spoke with Mayor Greg Ballard ‘72 and Congresswoman Susan Brooks.

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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. Morgan Akers Andrea Alatorre Cody Andreoni Audrey Arbogast Maria Avellana Meagan Ball Elizabeth Bamrick Elicia Bates Hallie Benjamin Caroline Berlage Meghan Berry Katherine Berryhill Molly Bolger Courtney Bostrom Anna Brandt Alyssa Brelage Anne Browning Shelton Buell Monica Caito Joseph Carr Rynelle Castellino Joseph Chamness Emily Cline Madison Collignon Caroline Combs Nelson Conteh Claire Cooke Ellen Copeland Moira Corcoran Mary Dalton Chanea Davis Katherine Deighan Rachel Denton David Dickman Laura Dickman Patrick Diehr Lucy Dimond Madison Dolan Megan Dolan* Lillian Dorsey Daniel Doxey Zachary Dummer Melanie Edwards Patrick Engle Annabelle Farmer Lauryn Felder Margaret Flood Matthew Flood* Patrick Foster Heidi Franz


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Alexander Gallant Caroline Gauss Sadie Gelb Mary Glowner Katherine Graham Anne Gregory Hannah Guy Kennedy Hale Benjamin Harvey Jonathan Hay Anna Heckman Davis Hensley Ella Hicks David Hobson Natalie Jacobson Yul-heon Jun James Kacius Marlene Kane John Kansky Kynnedy Kelly Mary Kempf Carter King Katherine Klein Meghan Klein Caroline Kress Andrew Krull Joseph LaMagna Katherine Larch Olivia Lemke Megan Lenahan Elaine Loiselle Sarah Louly Gregory Maginot Claire Marks John Martin Robert Mathioudakis Tara McDowell Delaney McGrath Joseph Mercho Matthew Meuleman Justin Mitchell Daniel Mooney Robert Mooney* Spencer Mossman Mark Noe Olivia Oeff Delaney O’Neil Patrick O’Neil Mary Pachciarz Nicolette Peters

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inductees Grayce Petruzzi Anthony Pipkin Rebecca Pluckebaum Andrew Porten John Preston Riley Quinn Alec Ridenour Colin Roberts Belle Rogers Imani Rogers Emma Russell David Salvas Lindsay Scaletty Andrew Scarlott* Alec Schmutte Mark Schopper Gary Schorr Amy Schultz James Schulz Matthew Siebe Elizabeth Snyder Jessica Snyder Taylor Spedding Samantha Stansberry Emily Straley Thomas Streiff Jared Sutton Kaitlin Swanton Samuel Swinford BriAnna Sybesma Meredith Tobar Rachel Trotter* Emily Troyer Erin Tupman Zoe Walker Gracie Weaver Evan Whigham Joseph Whitaker Anna White* Erin White Elizabeth Whiting Alexa Williams Benjamin Woida Jasmine Zhao *Senior

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Class of 2018: Celebrating scholarship & character Cathedral is looking forward to welcoming all the 348 members of the class of 2018 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.

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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.

Merit scholarship worth $500 awarded to the one student at each parish chosen by that school’s principal and faculty who best embodies Holy Cross values.

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Christopher Basile St. Simon Andrew Bessler St. Malachy Sarah Bielski St. Simon David Bishop Sycamore Lauren Burgett St. Richard’s Episcopal Joe Bustamante Homeschool Craig Castellino St. Matthew Holly Czachura St. Lawrence Alexander Dall Sycamore William Duffy Christ the King Christian Dummer St. Simon Anna Flood St. Malachy Joshua Gantz St. Simon Lauren Graves St. Joan of Arc Paddy Ireland Our Lady of Lourdes Adam Jasiak St. Malachy Nick Johnson St. Simon Ryan Kelley St. Jude Kalysta Lee St. Simon Liam Moore St. Simon Annie O’Neil Immaculate Heart of Mary Chase Santamaria Our Lady of the Greenwood Patrick Sheddy St. Louis de Montfort Lauren Walker St. Matthew Destiny White Sycamore Jenna Williams St. Malachy Camryn Wylam Hamilton Southeastern Emily Wysocki Holy Spirit Alexander Yovanovich St. Simon

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Colin Amirault St. Louis de Montfort Jacob Ball Franklin Twp. West Gretchen Bowers Immaculate Heart of Mary Nate Carpenter Belzer Middle School Katherine Chandler St. Thomas Aquinas Kevin Cooke Hamilton Southeastern Kienan Corcoran Little Flower Nicole DeLise St. Simon Claire DeWeese Immaculate Heart of Mary Lucia Grill Avon Gabi Hanahan Sycamore Danielle Hay Our Lady of Lourdes Simon Inkrott St. Louis de Montfort Jared Kaiser St. Louis de Montfort Emily Kleck St. Louis de Montfort Sara Kress Christ the King Margaret Lengerich Our Lady of the Greenwood Megan Mattei St. Louis de Montfort Lilli Moffatt Franklin Twp. West Drake Mossman Eastwood Jaeden Osmun St. Malachy Isabella Page St. Luke Marria Peduto Heritage Christian Jack Robinson St. Louis de Montfort Samuel Rust Southport Brock Snyder Hamilton Southeastern Logan Stachnik St. Simon Audrey Teasley St. Monica Nicolas Widel Livermore Valley Charter Clay Wright Sycamore

School Recipient Jake Abplanalp St. Lawrence Christopher Basile St. Simon Evan Beretta St. Jude Annie Bingle Immaculate Heart of Mary Alice Brennan Nativity Tharran Cook St. Monica Defrancis Coomber St. Michael-St. Gabriel Kennedy Evans St. Luke Anna Flood St. Malachy Erin Gleason Holy Spirit Collin Greene St. Maria Goretti David Havens St. Joan of Arc Danielle Hay Our Lady of Lourdes Catherine Jasper Holy Name Elizabeth Jensen Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Caroline Mages Little Flower Ellie O’Connell St. Pius X Erin O’Neill Our Lady of Grace Rachel Roscoe St. Thomas Aquinas Katherine Sage Christ the King Chase Santamaria Our Lady of the Greenwood Katherine Urasky St. Matthew Matthew Wardell St. Louis de Montfort

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“Where you are is where you’re meant to be.” on the first day of spring break my sophomore year. My thighbone broke in half and compacted. Rescuers cut my car open to free me. I remember thinking I wouldn’t play sports again, I remember my parents being upset, but strong, I remember feeling pain. Where you are is where you’re meant to be. One month later, Mr. Dick Nuttall, who had been my freshman academic English teacher and was at the time my spiritual companion and beloved mentor, suffered a heart attack and passed away at school. These are two rough events. I was in a bad place, guys. I was hurt. I leaned on my crutches in the same student entrance you use everyday and … questioned my faith. Where you are is where you’re meant to be? The Class of 2014 greets each other and gathers for their commencement ceremony.

Nick Lyons, English and language support teacher and 2004 Cathedral alumnus, was chosen by the seniors to address the Class of 2014 at this year’s commencement ceremonies. Here are his remarks in entirety.

Where you are is where you’re meant to be. Do you want to hear a story? Do you have a moment for a little story time? President Helmich, Principal Worland, Father Zahn, Superintendent Fleming, Faculty and Staff, Parents and Family, Class of 2014… I broke my femur in a car accident when I was a student at Cathedral. I was t-boned at an intersection


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My perspective on these tragedies in my life changed with the help and guidance of my parents and family—of course, but also with the help of one of my deepest loves on earth, Cathedral High School— the same Cathedral that you embody. It is because of the spirit of Cathedral and the people that comprise her that I stand gladly upon these occurrences as pillars of my growth and faith. The events that took place my sophomore year at Cathedral are no longer characterized in my mind by shattered glass and twisted metal—instead it’s about

irish academics my very first and most frequent visitor, Coach Andriole. Having only played freshman baseball at that point, I was shocked when he came to the hospital; when he came to my house and when he offered inspiration and encouragement for me. I didn’t “realize at the time” the impact his support would have on me; our relationship continues now as he allows me to coach in his program. Where you are is where you’re meant to be. The events are not characterized in my mind by wheelchairs and rehabilitation; it’s about the relationship I started with a girl shortly after that. She only came to see me because I had been in the accident. I would be lying if I said I didn’t milk some parts of the experience. I didn’t realize at the time that I would marry her six years later and that she would be the mother of my two children. Where you are is where you’re meant to be. The events are not characterized by depression and frustration, it is about the moment I spent with my dad when he told me he would give everything he had to make sure I was alright. I didn’t realize at the time that I was being taught how to love my future son. Where you are is where you’re meant to be. The events are not characterized by sadness and mourning for a lost loved one; it is about my very first teaching assignment at Cathedral with you on your very first class at Cathedral in Freshman. Academic. English. The same class

President Stephen J. Helmich presented diplomas to the 290 graduates of the Class of 2014.

taught by my mentor and spiritual companion, Mr. Nuttall—the one who inspired me through his death to become an English teacher.

Valedictorians Salutatorians Katherine Bigelow Nicolas Bratton Christopher FitzGerald Joseph Fulnecky Matthew Gregory Michael Melbardis Melissa Robins Tianna Vander Missen Luke Wojtalik

Where you are is where you’re meant to be. The following cliché is the surest truth in the universe: everything happens for a reason. God holds a plan for you, and it is not in our human realm to understand it—or to “realize at the time” the waves of impressions made on us. Cathedral High School has been working in your life the same as it has been in mine. You will fully comprehend the impact your peers, teachers, and coaches have had on you when you understand that God has strategically placed each of them in your life. As you reflect on the struggles and successes of your four years and contemplate the transition to your next four, think about the

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people and circumstances that have been purposefully placed in your journey. I, too, will remind myself as I struggle and reluctantly say “goodbye” to my brother, Tyler, on his way to Syracuse, that all happens for a reason … and that where you are, is where you’re meant to be. Thank you.

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You earned more than $29.4 mill


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Our 37th annual ShamrAuction was a record-breaking success!

The 37th annual ShamrAuction— Cathedral Celebrates the Great Gatsby—was a huge success, providing $465,000 to support tuition assistance, teacher salaries and professional development, plus vital upgrades to classrooms and technology. The sold-out event with a record crowd of 820 exceeded our total goal by more than $30,000. From Trivia Night, to the Roaring 20s Raffle, to a class party, through to the big event itself, this year exceeded all our goals and expectations. Our guests’ roaring 20s outfits were really the “bees knees” at ShamrAuction!


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irish updates THANK YOU, SPONSORS & DONORS Cathedral High School would like to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the businesses and individuals who helped make the ShamrAuction a success.

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Student volunteers enjoyed dressing up for the Great Gatsby theme and donning formal wear to serve dinner.

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Wrestling wins first state title By John Oehser in the history of the program, with senior Wesley Barnard winning the individual state title at 285 pounds with a 5-3 victory over Norman Oglesby of Ben Davis. Barnard finished the season 49-0. “He had a great weekend for us,” McGinley said. The same was true of senior Vinny Corsaro, who—along with Barnard —has been a leader of the Irish program for the past four seasons.

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The wait was oh-so worth it.

team state title in program history. Yorktown placed third with 55 points.

Corsaro finished as the state runner-up at 160 pounds after losing the championship match in triple overtime, 2-1, to Yorkstown senior Rhett Hiestand. Corsaro finished the season 48-1 and was state runner-up for a third consecutive year.

That’s how Cathedral High School wrestling coach Sean McGinley Corsaro finished his career saw the first Indiana state high “It didn’t hit me until the actual with the second-most stateschool championship in the long, presentation of the trophy, just championship meet points in storied history of the program. And seeing the kids, how excited they school history to four-time state McGinley would know. were,” McGinley said. “We preach champion Lance Ellis, now the all the time about how it’s not just head coach at Roncalli. McGinley not only has coached the varsity guys. It’s all the guys in the Irish the past 14 seasons, he the room. It’s not just the big guys. “We do not win a state title without was the state runner-up while Vinny Corsaro—no doubt about wrestling for Cathedral in 1988. He “Everybody’s got to be there in order that,” McGinley said. “The success has seen the program’s successes for us to win. Everyone was down has been riding on his shoulders for and near-misses up close for nearly on the floor and to see the way they a long time.” three decades. reacted was very special. It really sunk in right there that all the hard Sophomore Blake Rypiel also On February 22, 2014, he saw work has finally paid off.” lost the final in overtime, losing its greatest success when the to Edgewood senior Damian Irish edged runner-up Franklin The state title indeed was a team Chambers 9-8 in the 182-pound Community, 73-60, for the 2014 effort for the Irish, who entered the weight class. Indiana High School Athletic weekend ranked No. 10 in the state. Association team state title The Irish had qualified seven It also was a fitting end to a stellar at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in wrestlers for the state final meet— career for one of the elite wrestlers downtown Indianapolis—the first Corsaro, Barnard, Rypel, freshman 24

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irish athletics Breyden Bailey (106 pounds), “They’re just saying how happy they freshman Skylour Turner (113), are that Cathedral finally won a senior John Devine (132), and state championship,” McGinley junior Ben Harvey (145)—with five said. “They’re all part of it. When making it through to Saturday’s you talk to them, there’s no second day, when the Irish had conversation like, ‘You guys won; what McGinley called “two I’m really happy for you guys.’ It’s phenomenal rounds.” all, ‘We finally won one.’ Those rounds ended with four “This program has been around Irish wrestlers—Corsaro, Barnard, a long time and for the last 30 Rypiel and Bailey—in the semifinal years we’ve been very successful. round, setting up a memorably Everybody’s glad we finally championship-clinching Saturday won one.” evening. Bailey finished third in And McGinley said it’s fitting, in the state at 106, with Turner a sense, that the first one came in finishing eighth. the final season for Corsaro and Also key, McGinley said, was Rypel Barnard. While the program is picking up “pin” points three times indeed storied, and while it has en route to the final, with Barnard been successful for decades, the also picking up those crucial points. duo truly had a special career even before the state-title weekend. “We put three in the final, and that gave us a little cushion,” McGinley Corsaro qualified for the state said. “I thought there were four tournament four years, with an or five teams that could win it injury keeping Barnard from this year. It was very, very close. A qualifying as a freshman. Each has match here or there and the whole signed to wrestle at Rutgers. thing could have been changed. I thought we had the big guns to get “They were really just kind of head and shoulders above everybody those guys to the final.” on the mat and off the mat,” And while McGinley said the three McGinley said. “They’re going to seniors—Corsaro, Barnard and write another chapter in Cathedral Devine—will be missed, Rypel, wrestling. To see two guys go to the Bailey, Turner and Harvey form a Big 10, I think that’s going to keep solid returning core. benefitting Cathedral. “We expect big things from them, “It seems like they’ve been with and you always hope for a couple of me forever. You count on these freshman to come in and stir it up,” guys for so long and they’ve done McGinley said. so much for the program—so many big wins. You always think McGinley said he has received they’re going to be there. It’s sad congratulatory phone calls, texts, to see this group of seniors leave, and emails from around the but it’s great to see them leave as country from former state champions. Irish wrestlers. “They’ve really been the face of Cathedral wrestling.” Spring/Summer 2014

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The Cathedral athletics department hosted a signing reception for student-athletes going on to compete at the collegiate level on February 25. Football: Aiden O’Neill Walsh University James Officer Indiana State University Mitch Rougraff University of Indianapolis Raja Burt Olivet Nazarene Terry McLaurin Ohio State Zach Saum West Point Prep School

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Rugby undefeated; wins state, midwestern, and national titles By John Oehser This never gets old. No way, no how. Not to Scott Peterson, and certainly not to the Royal Irish Rugby Society. So, while this season wasn’t the first time the program had reached every one of its achievable goals in the same season, there’s no way Peterson considers doing so routine. Not even close. And that this year’s version of the team perhaps wasn’t expected to reach quite so high a level made this season all the more remarkable. “We could have played better in a couple of games, but we couldn’t have gotten better results,” Peterson said.

The Royal Irish Rugby Society celebrates after their win at nationals.

The Royal Irish Rugby Society, a team made up of players primarily from Cathedral High School and Bishop Chatard, won the state, Midwestern, and National titles in 2014, marking the second time in three seasons the program won the three coveted championships. The program also went unbeaten this season, matching the unbeaten, three-title season of 2012. But while the 2012 team was a preseason favorite, and a dominant team in the postseason, this year’s version had to fill holes throughout the season, and had to overcome difficulties at times.


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Peterson said that made the season all the more satisfying. “We had quite a few key plays, key positions to replace this year,” Peterson said. “We had kids step up, maybe even some kids we didn’t expect to necessarily, and they played better than we expected.” Peterson said the success eventually came down to the players coming together “and laying their bodies on the line.” “It was kind of cool to watch,” Peterson said. The program, which also features players from International School and Herron, won the Midwest championship on May 3-4,

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winning three games in convincing fashion en route to the title—51-0 over Dexter, 34-0 over GR Catholic and 56-0 over Westerville. Royal Irish then won three more games at the national tournament in Elkhart, beating Sierra Foothills 24-17, Oaks of Danville 12-7, and Santa Monica 14-0 on May 15-17. The two tries against Santa Monica were scored by senior Connor Dykhuizen and junior Michael Fleck, with the Royal Irish scoring late in the first half after a Santa Monica turnover. Dykhuizen scored the try as the horn sounded for a 5-0 lead and ensuing conversion made it 7-0.

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With 15 minutes remaining, Jack Sheridan scooped the ball in his own end and broke through the initial defensive line. Fleck outran the defense 60 meters to the try line in what Peterson called “an excellent team try,” perhaps the team’s best of the season. The state tournament follows the national tournament for the program each year, and Peterson said that made this year’s state tournament difficult. Royal Irish handled Brownsburg—a Top Four program in Indiana—in the semifinal, 57-12, then had one of its closest games of the season in the state final. Royal Irish beat Penn, 5-3, on May 31 to win the state title and finish the season 18-0.

Penn took a 3-0 lead early in the state title game, and the Royal Irish scored with seven minutes remaining. “We were able to keep them out after that,” Peterson said. “There weren’t really many great plays. It was just kind of hard-nosed play. We took an opportunity when it was presented to us.” Cathedral players on the starting nationals squad were Dykhuizen, Jimmy McGuigan, Will Schroeder, Mitch Rougraff, Fleck, Tyler Decker (DNP—injury), Kyle Hoeper, Sheridan and John Preston. Cathedral players in the travel squad for nationals were Oliver MacKie, Harrison Beckerich, Kip Kyle, Herb Miller, Jack Wagner, and Vincent Warren.

“We certainly weren’t sure, and we It was a group that improved had a bunch of scares—including throughout the season, and a the state final,” Peterson said. “Our group that outperformed early state game was the toughest game expectations. It helped further we played all year. It was hard to get establish the Royal Irish Rugby up for that game. Maybe we didn’t Society as a power at the state, do as good a job as we could have Midwest, and national levels. getting them ready, but as much as a state final can seem like a trap “That’s how we measure ourselves,” he said. “We were disappointed not game, it seemed like it was. to win every game last season. We “When we won it two years ago, the set our standards high, and it really team we had was never going to let is disappointing if you don’t reach down enough to lose it. This team them. There’s a lot to live up to may not have been quite as talented, every year and I hope it stays but we certainly had the heart.” that way.” Spring/Summer 2014

The Cathedral athletics department hosted a signing reception for student-athletes going on to compete at the collegiate level on May 13. Football: Drew Bailey (DePauw) Jack Hayden (Millikin) Softball: Kathleen Byers (DePauw) Basketball: Collin Barthel (University of Chicago) Baseball: Jake McCarty (Penn State University) Golf: Andrew Derringer (DePauw) Boys Lacrosse: Jack Gomez (DePauw) Joe Musto (DePauw)

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Boys Basketball quality schedule and one of the top schedules in Indiana, and with all of that, we finished 16-7.” The Irish’s significant roster turnover meant a slew of players in new roles. The Irish in 2013-2014 featured three seniors and a junior, with the rest of the program made up of sophomores and freshmen.

The Irish, after finishing as the Class 4A state runners-up in 2013 with a deep, experienced team, lost seven players from that team. After several significant victories at midseason they finished the 20132014 season 16-7 with sectional loss to Warren Central. “We were very young and very inexperienced,” Coach Andy Fagan said. “We still played a national

The Irish struggled to start, partly because of injuries and partly because a significant part of the roster also played football, but after a 1-2 start they won nine of their next 10 games. Included in that run were a 43-42 victory over perennially strong Pike—a regional finalist this season—and a 45-41 victory over perennial power Carmel. The Irish then lost to Detroit (MI) Romulus, 73-50, before winning

nine of 12 games before a 47-44 loss to Warren Central in the first round of the sectional tournament. The Irish had beaten Warren Central, 57-52, in December. Senior guard Justin Baker led the Irish in scoring at 16 points per game and was named first-team All-City. Senior forward Colin Barthel scored when needed and often defended the opponent’s best player. Senior Matt Gregory emerged from a little-used role player as a junior to become one of the area’s best shooters. Freshman Tra Landers started every game and “has a very bright future” according to Fagan. Sophomore guards Matthew Paligraf and Tiernan Cook emerged as players who should have an impact the next two years.

Boys Swimming & Diving programs in Central Indiana. Nonetheless, they won two dual meets in 2013-2014—including an upset victory over Lebanon—and the team performed well in bigger, multi-team meets.

Boys swim team senior: Danny Steinmetz.

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At the sectional, sophomore Nolan Boyle qualified for finals in the 100-yard butterfly and 100yard backstroke and relay teams qualified for finals in the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle.

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Danny Steinmetz, the program’s lone senior, turned in the thirdfastest breaststroke time in school history and sophomore Nolan Boyle broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke with a 56.94. He also neared the 100 butterfly record, which coach Vicki Roessler said likely will be the goal next season for Boyle, named this year’s most valuable player.

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Girls Swimming & Diving The Irish finished third in the sectional after a regular season in which they lost just three dual meets. The Irish also won the City Meet and the Warren Central Invitational. They also finished second at the prestigious Harrison Invitational after finishing fourth in that meet a year ago.

Girls swim team seniors: Sydney Klecka, Jane Kukolla, and Laura Bem.

set a school record in each event. Kukolla also was key to the Irish’s season, missing the school record by one one-hundredth of a second and finishing fourth at sectional in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.64.

“We had a great freshman group,” coach Vicki Roessler said. “The They were led by senior Laura Bem, freshmen really helped our depth, who specialized in the butterfly and so that was a nice surprise. the 50-yard freestyle and nearly

Girls Basketball The Irish finished their season with an 11-10 record, winning eight of 10 games during one stretch late in the season. That Varsity girls basketball team stretch included a 49-39 victory over eventual Class 3A state champion Western two games before the Irish lost, 73-37, in the first round of the sectional tournament to Lawrence North, then the No. 1 team in the Class 4A Indiana Basketball Coaches Association rankings and a Top 10 team nationally. The Irish were led by senior guard Kirstin Alexander, who averaged 16 points per game, with sophomore guard Maya Meredith averaging 13 points per game. Junior forward Maya Brownlow averaged six points and 5.5 rebounds per game and playing a crucial inside role and as a ball-handler. Junior forward Katie Klein also played an important role inside, playing well defensively. Junior guard Maria Avellana moved into the starting lineup late in the season and not only played well in the post, but defended on the ball as needed.

Hockey The CathedralChatard team, which featured 16 Cathedral players, finished 10-7 in “crossover” Cathedral-Chatard hockey team games, 3-6-1 in other games this season, and finished 1-7-4 in the Hoosier League regular season. That was a difficult start, but the team rebounded with a second-place finish in the league tournament. The team then went 2-1 in the state tournament, beating Fort Wayne (5-4) and Lawrence (4-3) with a 6-3 loss to eventual state champion Zionsville. Junior J.J. Freudenberg led the team with four goals in the state tournament, with junior Ryan Ward scoring three goals, and senior Sam Cavender scoring twice. Seniors Alex Dennen, Nick Mpistolarides, and Carson Klein each scored a goal. Senior goalie Bob Mooney, who was the lone goalie for a significant part of the season because of an injury to senior goalie David McCloud, was named the team’s most valuable player.

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The Irish entered the postseason ranked No. 2 in the state. They lost in the state quarterfinals in five sets to Franklin Community, 25-22, 2517, 23-25, 23-25, 14-16. The Irish won the Regional 2 title with a 25-20, 25-4, 25-12 over Southport. They Boys volleyball seniors finished 23-10 overall and 21-7 against IBVCA teams, with four of the losses coming to No. 1-ranked Roncalli and another coming to eventual state champion Chesterton. Their other loss in the state came to Carmel. The Irish were led by senior Garrett Buechler and senior outside hitter Cam Wylie, as well as setter Daniel Laskowski and sophomore ace server/middle Spencer Smith. Junior Nick Melbardis and junior Keagan Ferguson were also key, as was senior libero J.T. Malone.

The Irish, who lost just two dual, ninehole meets during the season—with both losses to teams then-No. 1 in the Indiana High Boys golf seniors School Golf Coaches Association rankings—had its top moment of the season early in the postseason. That was when they won the Cathedral sectional with a score of 315, with junior Ryan Ward tying for first with a 76 and senior Andrew Derringer finishing third with a 78. Senior Henry Edwards shot an 80, with junior Joe LaMagna shooting 81, and sophomore Nolan Lissman shooting 83. They finished fifth at regionals. That kept the team from advancing to state, and they also failed to advance an individual. Ward, Lamagna, and Lissman shot 78 in the regional, with Derringer shooting an 81 and Edwards shooting an 87. The Irish shot 149 on the front nine, and were one shot off the lead behind Hamilton Southeastern, then the No. 1-ranked team in the state. Cathedral then shot 166 on the back nine to slip out of contention.

Boys Track & Field The Irish had a solid year—six state qualifiers, a first-place finish in the city meet, and points at the state meet. They won a third consecutive city title—their second consecutive outright title.

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At the state meet at Indiana University on June 7, Junior Malcolm Dotson finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.99 seconds, with senior Adam George finishing 20th in

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the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:36.09. The 4x100 team of Dotson, junior Ronnie Hill, sophomore Rayder Hobbs and junior Alec Letcher finished 22nd at the state meet with a time of 44.08. Eight athletes qualified for regionals at sectionals—Dotson, Engle, George, and junior Rollie Farthing and the 4x100 relay team.

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Softball also beat perennial power Scecina in the regular season and Lawrence Central in the Sectional championship.

Softball seniors: Kathleen Byers, Emma Rhodes

The Irish went 20-11 this season, winning their sectional then losing, 6-5, to New Castle in the regional after leading 5-2 in the seventh inning. New Castle went on to lose, 2-1, in the semistate round to eventual state champion Bloomington South. The Irish

The Irish were led by junior pitcher/left fielder and MVP Katy Baumgartner, junior catcher Kylie Hagarty, sophomore shortstop and team offensive player of the year Mallory Kimmell and junior centerfielder and defensive player of the year Madison Dolan. Junior first baseman Liz Bamrick received the team’s mental attitude award, and senior first baseman Kathleen Byers received the scholar of the year award.

Girls Tennis Caroline Combs winning the Irish’s point with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Sydney Roach at No. 3 singles.

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The Irish stayed in the Top 5 all year. They won the City Championship and the Delta Invitational, finishing second in the Crawfordville Invitational. They entered the sectional match ranked No. 4 in the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association rankings, with North Central ranked No. 2. But while the Irish played North Central tough across all five spots, North Central outlasted the Irish, with junior

Sophomore Grace Koscielski lost 7-5, 6-0 to Clare Reifes at No. 1 singles, with senior Meredith Goshell losing to Caroline McAuley 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. The Irish’s No. 1 doubles team of seniors Kelsey Kopf and Emily Gutrich lost 7-5, 6-2, to Ali McKenzie and Kit Sommers, and junior Annabelle Farmer and sophomore Meghan Farrell lost 6-3, 6-4 to Kat Keesling and Cassie Davis at No. 2 doubles. The North Central loss ended a remarkable season in which the Irish did not lose a regular-season dual match, finishing 16-1 with victories over six Top 25 teams.

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The Irish had a small team and few upperclassmen this year, but they sent two girls to state and they broke three school records. “We’d go into meets and the individuals we had did really well,” coach Mark Doctor said. “We just didn’t have enough people there to do well with the team score.” Sophomore Katherine Free set school records in the 1,600 and 3,200, running 5:04 in the 1,600 at the Franklin Central Distance Classic and 11:07 in the 3,200 at the Hoosier State Relays Indoor Championship. Free finished 26th at state in the 1,600 with a time of 5:22.10 and finished 27th in the 800 with a time of 2:32.18. Sophomore Cienna Jordan set a school record with a jump of 17-9 ¾ in a dual meet against Carmel, breaking a Cathedral mark that had stood for 30 years. She finished 29th in the long jump at state with a 13-10. Senior Mallory Taylor set a school record in the discus with a throw of 124-03 inches in the Pike Invitational.

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1990s Ryan Feeney ‘92 was recognized in the IndyStar for creating a sculpture of destroyed firearms to honor Marion County homicide victims.

Therese Hession LSA ‘75, Ohio State women’s golf head coach, earned the Golfweek National Coach of the Year award for the second time this year. She also earned the award in 1997.

Kevin Hughes ’95 completed his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2012. Kevin is the principal of a K4-8 Catholic school, Christ the King, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Kevin and his wife, Mary Beth, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Kevin, on September 26, 2013. He was welcomed by 6-year-old brother, Patrick Joseph.

Dr. Theresa Hansen ‘77 Suozzi recently joined the Community Physician Network as a family medicine physician.


Ray Lee ‘95 opened a new dental and oral surgery practice. Bonny Jean Sullivan ‘95 Rouleau has been promoted to CTMMS Manager of the Clinical Supply Coordination at Eli Lilly and Company.

Steve Denney ‘89 and wife Erin celebrated 18 years of marriage in August 2013 before welcoming their eighth child, Emma Faith, on December 7, 2013. 32

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Konesco and family travel the world by sailboat

Marc Konesco ‘93, his wife Jen, and their children Joellen, Camden, and Maria are travelling the world by sailboat. What did they learn in the first five months? “How to make bracelets, snorkel, and how to find cats on other boats.” —Joellen “How to fish, hold my pencil, and how to snorkel.” —Cam “How to fix things, salt water fishing, and how to live as a family of five in 350 square feet on the open ocean.” —Marc “That I am happier living more simply, I am a decent teacher, how to take a two minute shower.” —Jen Follow the Konesco family’s adventures at

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Anne Hasbrook ‘96 married Jeremy Shelton at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral on September 20, 2013. Cathedral alumni in the wedding party were Ryan Hasbrook ‘92, Molly Hasbrook ‘99 Corcoran, and Matt Hasbrook ‘00. Anne and Jeremy reside in Indianapolis.

Brandon Kelly ‘01 married Janel Bunch at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral on April 27, 2013. Cathedral alumni in the wedding party included Bob Kelly ‘00, John Feeney ‘01, Mathias Kiwanuka ‘01, Otis Shannon ‘01, David Taylor ‘01, Jeremy Trueblood ‘01, Brad Schrage ‘02, and Kristin Kelly ‘04. Brandon and Janel reside in the Indianapolis area. Brandon is a purchasing representative at Marian, Inc. Janel is a system analyst II at Ascension Health.

Bridget Akard ‘02 and Major Brian Hoelzel were married on November 2, 2013, in Key West Florida. Bridget and Brian currently live in Hawaii.

Erin Bethuram ‘97, academic services assistant at Cathedral, was named staff member of the year.

Kesha Fields ‘97 Marshall received a doctor of medicine degree in May from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She will complete her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Michelle Rhodes ’01 married Jonathan Taylor on March 8, 2014. Cathedral alumni in the wedding party were Anne Peach ’00, Megan Rhodes ’03 Dobberstein, and Grant Rhodes ’08. Michelle is Cathedral’s director of lifelong connections.

Laura Cheesman ‘02 married Greg Snow on September 21, 2013, in Indianapolis. Cathedral alumni in the wedding party were Laura’s twin brother, Michael Cheesman ‘02, sisters Kristen Cheesman ‘97 Armitage and Kasey Cheesman ‘98 Reder, and friends Jill Corbett ‘01 Biddle and Lindsey Pfleger ‘02. Greg and Laura reside in Chicago.

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Christopher Mattson ‘03 married Brooke Jahnke at Immaculate Heart of Mary on June 7, 2014. The wedding party included Cathedral alumni Jordan Clinkenbeard ‘03, Dan Hunt ‘03, Jacob Jordon ‘03, Phil Kealing ‘03, Chris Marten ‘03 and Sean Roseman ‘03.

Kara Murphy ‘05 and Jeff Greco were married May 18, 2013, in Indianapolis. Kyle Murphy ‘08 was a member of the wedding party. They reside in Chicago, Illinois. Peter Doherty ‘07 announced his band, Mars and The Massacre, was named by LA Weekly as best live band in LA. Jessi Crouse ’08 received the James R. East Scholarship Fund Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis Scholarship at IUPUI. Torey Krug ‘09, Boston Bruins defenseman, was named to the 2013-2014 NHL All-Rookie Team.

Kalvin Cook ‘04 and Jennifer Renzi ‘00 were married on December 21, 2013. The wedding party included Cathedral alumni Andrea Renzi ‘04, Jenna Cook ‘05, Stephanie Cook ‘08, Carlee Cook ‘10, Chris Sullivan ‘04, Eric Mattson ‘04, and Christian Cook ‘11. The couple resides in downtown Indianapolis. Want to learn more about Cathedral and your classmates? Back issues of the Highlights are available online at


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abroad. As a National Security Education Program Boren Scholar, Erin will study Swahili and intern in a hospital in Zanzibar, Tanzania. She is majoring in biology and German and is a scholarship volleyball player and captain of the team. She currently holds the rank of cadet captain, and she is a two-time Star of the West Scholar for summer study in Germany in 2012 and 2013. Samantha Peszek ‘10, former Olympian and current UCLA Bruin, earned All-America honors from the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC/W). Brian Ferlin ‘11 signed with the Boston Bruins. Christine White ‘11 was named a 2014 Truman Scholar. Tyler Pham ‘12 is attending West Point and is playing on their hockey team. Josh Jacobs ‘14 was drafted by the New Jersey Devils. Ian Kea ‘14 earned the rank of Eagle Scout. James Officer ‘14 was selected to represent Team USA in international competition in Kuwait in July. James is one of 45 players chosen nationally to represent the US in this American Football competition. Ashe Russell ‘14 was named Gatorade Indiana Baseball Player of the Year.

Erin Bucherl ‘10, a senior at the Citadel, was awarded a national scholarship to study and work Spring/Summer 2014

Ben Sasin ‘14 earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Cathedral welcomes Tony Dungy for 100th Dad’s Day breakfast More than 450 fathers and their families came together to celebrate the 100th Dad’s Day at Cathedral last February. Started in 2002 by Cathedral parent Bill Bissmeyer who lost one of his sons that year, Dad’s Day has grown to 600 groups nationwide. Tony Dungy and his All Pro Dad organization along with NFL players from Super Bowl XLI were on hand to inspire the crowd. Tony Dungy spoke about the importance of family, and especially dads, in children’s lives.

Cathedral parent and Dad’s Day founder, Bill Bissmeyer, runs Cathedral’s Dad’s Day events.

Shamrock Scholars program brings together students and benefactors

Sisters of Providence hosted by Cathedral students at annual Founder’s Day

The Shamrock Scholars luncheon, held annually in March, celebrates the support provided by donors to students who receive tuition assistance for all four years at Cathedral. This special program pairs a benefactor with an individual student creating the opportunity for impact on both the academic and personal lives of young people. Donor Dr. Suzanne Combs is pictured with student Emily Griggs ‘14.

On April 10, 12 Sisters of Providence returned to the 56th Street campus for Founder’s Day. The Sisters taught at the school when it was Ladywood St. Agnes and continue a relationship with the school through annual visits where they are paired with a Cathedral student and enjoy classes, lunch, and campus tours.

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Goodbye, Cathedral family members Alumnus and entrepreneur passes away

Brother James Patrick Sullivan, C.S.C. was Cathedral principal from 1962-1966

William Francis Bane, age 87, passed away February 20, 2014, surrounded by his devoted family. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Bill led a noteworthy and successful life both privately and publicly. Born June 25, 1927, and orphaned as a child, he was raised by his maternal grandparents Erven and Frances Ryle. His many positive qualities were further enhanced by his Catholic upbringing and education at Holy Cross Grade School and Cathedral High School. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the Marine Corps to help defend his nation during World War II. A true member of the ‘Greatest Generation’, he also volunteered and participated in the Korean conflict. While stationed in Philadelphia, PA after World War II, he met his brideto-be Elizabeth Ann on a blind date. They were married on April 26, 1947. He started The Wm. F. Bane Company in 1962. In 1974 Bill launched Bane-Clene Systems, which became Bane-Clene Corporation in 1980.


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Brother James Patrick Sullivan, C.S.C., age 81, died on May 12, 2014, in South Bend, Indiana. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 14, 1932. In August 1949, he began his religious training at St. Joseph’s Novitiate in Rolling Prairie, Indiana, where he became a Brother of Holy Cross on August 16, 1950. Brother James earned a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame. In 1962, he was appointed principal of Cathedral High School, where he served for four years. In 1966, he served as principal at Holy Cross High School in River Grove, Illinois. He then taught at Bishop David High in Louisville, Kentucky and Spalding College in Louisville and then began graduate study in psychology at Indiana University. He worked as a school psychologist for many years before joining his community at Columba Hall at Notre Dame.

Cathedral loses one of her longest-lived alumni John Henry Keller ’31, age 101, passed away at his home in Kingman, Arizona in August, 2013. John served in the Army during World War II as an x-ray technician in a mobile field hospital and was part of the landing force that expelled Japanese occupation forces from Alaska’s Attu Island in May 1942. He served in the European theater during WWII. He married Ruth Atkinson on October 8, 1949. After John and Ruth retired from Western Electric in 1975, they moved to Arizona and traveled extensively in western USA. He was preceded in death by Ruth in 2005.

Cathedral substitute teacher and fundraiser will be missed Dolores (Doe) Marsh Quill, age 84, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2014. She was born on May 13, 1929, in Anderson, Indiana. Dolores graduated from Anderson College and received her master’s degree in education from Indiana University. She taught at the former Highland High School in Anderson and St. Matthew Grade School in Indianapolis. She also substitute taught at Cathedral High School. For many years, she and husband Joe Quill ‘39 were active in fundraising for Cathedral. Survivors include her husband of almost 50 years, Joe Quill ‘39, of Indianapolis; daughters, Adrienne Quill ’85 (Kriss Anderson) of Kettering, Ohio and Annette Quill ’86 (Scott Burnham) of Golden, Colorado; and five grandchildren.

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Irish here & there

Brose Partington ’98 and his wife, Linda, ran into Ute Finch ’82 by chance in Positano, Italy. You never know where you’ll encounter a fellow Irish!

‘30s John Henry Keller ’31 James J. Lease ‘38 Bernard Langenbacher ‘39

‘40s James F. Moran ‘40 Lawrence “Bo” Connor ‘43 Thomas J. Sweeney ‘47 Donna McClain SJA ‘48 Cothron Harold E. Miller ‘48 Carolyn Greiner SAA ‘49 Alexander Joseph Robert Hertz ‘49

‘50s Fr. Thomas J. Murphy ‘50 Mary Joan Scheller SAA ‘50 Laetitia “Tish” Zimmer SAA ‘50 Richard Carr ‘52 Charles “Chuck” Guedel ‘53 John J. Laker ‘55 Arthur Joseph “Joe” McNamara ‘56 William N. Naaman ‘56 Paul Volk ‘57

‘60s Madonna Rose Smith SAA ‘61 Gordon Ericksen ‘66

‘90s Andrew James “Drew” Witchger ‘98

‘00s James Shiel ‘05

All-girls schools No grad year available: Mary Agnes O’Gara Branson SMA Judith Feeney Fahey SMA Maureen Ann Flanagan, SJA Patricia Filcer Garrett SAA Paula Kervan LaFave SAA Dolores Rizza SMA Catherine McMahon Schmidt SJA Frances Agnes Feist Vaughn SJA Rosemary “Sis” Hurrle Wilder SAA Jeanne Parker Wiles, SAA

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Plan to attend the Alumni Association annual meeting The next annual meeting of the Cathedral High School Alumni Association will be Tuesday, September 2 at 6 pm in the Baker Board Room. All alumni who have made a $25 donation or more to the Cathedral Fund are considered members of the CHSAA. Voting for the election of the alumni association board of directors by members (both to fill vacancies and for re-election of current board members) will be held by ballot and online six weeks prior to the meeting. The 2014-2015 board of directors will be announced at the meeting. Food will be served. RSVP to Michelle Rhodes ‘01 Taylor at

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alumni updates Alumni Class Luncheon Schedule

Alumni inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame

Class of ’39 4th Friday/month Milano Inn Class of ’40 2nd Friday/month, 11:30 am K of C #437 Class of ’41 Last Friday/month, 11:30 am K of C #437 Class of ’42 1st Friday/month Class of ’43 2nd Wednesday/Every other month, 12 pm K of C #437 (June, August, October, etc.) Class of ’44 1st Wednesday/month, 11:30 am K of C #437 Class of ’45 4th Thursday/Every other month, 10 am K of C #3433 (February, April, June, etc.) Class of ’46 3rd Tuesday/month, 11:30 am McQ’s Pub Class of ’47 3rd Wednesday/Every third month Pat Flynn’s (March, June, Sept., Dec.) Class of ’48 1st Wednesday/Quarterly K of C #3433 (March, June, Sept., Dec.) Class of ’51 2nd Wednesday/month, 11 am Golden Ace

These alumni, who have been inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame, were all at the 2013 City Championship game last December and paused for a photo. L-R: Sean McGinley ‘88, Special Family Induction 1994 (Sean has been Cathedral’s wrestling coach for 14 seasons); Mark Steinmetz ‘62, Coaching Induction 1997 (Scecina High School); Pete Schroeder ‘72, Wrestling Official Induction 2012; Frankie Medvescek ‘66, Wrestling Official Induction 2009. Not pictured: Lance Ellis ‘89 wrestling coach at Roncalli, Wrestling Induction 1996.

Tom O’Brien named 2014 Irish Citizen of the Year

Class of ’53 1st Tuesday/month, 11:30 am Milano Inn Class of ’54 2nd Thursday/month, 10 am Perkins, 82nd Street Class of ’55 3rd Friday/month,1 pm Pat Flynn’s Class of ’56 1st Monday/month, 11:30 am Marriott, 21st & Shadeland Class of ’60 Last Thursday/month, 12 pm Golden Ace Class of ’64 1st Friday/month, 12 pm George’s Neighborhood Grill


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Thomas Patrick O’Brien ‘49 was named 2014 Irish Citizen of the Year and was the Grand Marshal in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. O’Brien was a longtime teacher and coach at Cathedral. Coach OB or Supersub, as he is affectionately referred to by many, regularly substitute teaches at Cathedral and represents the Irish at a variety of school and community events. O’Brien is pictured with his daughter Kathy O’Brien ‘85 Allgood.

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Do you have memories or memorabilia of “Dear Old Cathedral?” We are starting to collect stories, artifacts, and photos for possible inclusion in the Cathedral 100-year anniversary materials. If you have items or memories you think would be of interest, please contact Jan Stanich, VP for marketing and communications, at or 317.968.7352. Items or photos may be mailed in care of Cathedral High School, attn.: Jan Stanich, 5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226. Please indicate if you would like the item returned or would like to donate it to the school’s archive.

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