The March 2005
For Alumni, Friends and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School
Our Alumni in the Military By Marcus Lehmann Excerpts from The News-Messenger When the RED HORSE Squadron of the Air National Guard left for Iraq and Southwest Asia in early January, several former SJCC students rode out with it. Staff Sgts. Kevin Wagner (‘97), son of Mary Jo and Dan Wagner (‘73); Tyson Root (‘94), son of Pat and Tim Root; Senior Airmen Jerry Freeh (‘01), son of Mary and Bob Freeh (‘78); Aaron Autullo (‘01), son of Peg (Reineck ‘73) and Ron Autullo, Wade Kuns (‘01), son of Mary (Widman ‘76) and Greg Kuns (‘76) were sent on a six month tour of duty to assist the U.S. Army in the war effort. The RED HORSE Squadron’s ties to SJCC aren’t just with its recent grads. Many of the parents of these brave young men are also alums as you have read above. Staff Sgts. Brian Lenhart (‘00) and Tony Lenhart (‘99), also part of the RED HORSE unit based at Camp Perry outside of Port Clinton, left to join their unit on March 17. The sons of Chuck (‘64) and Arlene (Burkett ‘67) Lenhart received special permission to be deployed after their sister, Amy’s wedding. Their exact destination is as yet unknown. “It’s a bit scary to think that they (Brian and
Tony) will be over there again, but they’ve been over there before and I’m sure everything will work out fine,” said their father. Yolanda (Flores ‘67) Miller said a tearful goodbye to her RED HORSE sons, Master Sgt. Robert Hrynciw and Capt. Michael Hrynciw, who returned to Southwest Asia for their second tour of duty. Although it’s never easy to say goodbye, this time was more difficult. “I think it’s worse now,” Miller said. “The environment (in Southwest Asia) wasn’t as hostile as now.” Two other SJCC alums, Sgt. First Class Rich Randolph (‘87) and Staff Sgt. Tim Brown (‘87) of the 612 Engineering Battalion, Bravo Company, are currently involved in various security missions in Iraq and will be stationed there for at least another 10 months. “They said that things are going well and that their accommodations are very good,” said Randolph’s wife Jennifer. She and Brown’s wife, Dawn, are involved in a Family Support Group, which encourages people in the states to send cards, letters, and care packages to the men in their husbands’ unit. The purpose of these monthly packages is to keep morale up. Anyone interested in personally supporting Randolph or Brown please contact Jennifer
SJCC Naderer Sports Complex
In the News.... Page 2... Science Olympiad Team to State Competition
206 Reverse Raffle & Dinner Grand Prize $2,000 Silent Auction
Page 4....Leventhall Modeling Career
Where: Sacred Heart Hall When: Saturday, May 14, 2005 Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Raffle starts after dinner Cost: $50 a ticket (includes two dinners) BBQ Chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, roll & butter, and pop. (Cash bar) Tickets Available: SJCC, Wichita Bar & Grill or any SJCC baseball or softball player
Page 6....Recognizing Gifts Page 8....Achievements Page 9...Guest Column: Doug Young Page 10-11... Sports
Randolph at 419-334-2361. SJCC is not only proud of its alumni currently serving in the armed forces but also of those who have served in the past. After serving nearly 21 years in the military, Master Sgt. Scott Tiell, (‘80) retired from the United States Air Force in January. While in the Air Force, Tiell worked maintenance in the technical departments and worked with various network communication security systems. “I enjoyed my time in the Air Force, and I’m extremely glad that I joined. It felt really good to serve and to do my duty to my country,” said Tiell. Tiell currently resides in Nebraska where he works for BAE Systems at the United States Strategic Command Center as the Communications Security Manager for the Ballistic Missile Defense Network Operations Security Center. Tiell resides in Bellevue, Nebraska with his wife, Lori and two daughters. A listing of more alumni’s names in the military are under “Keep these people in your prayers”.
Grandparents’ Day Friday, April 15, 2005 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at SJCC This is open to all grandparents of SJCC students. If you have not received an invitation, please contact Kathy 419-332-5124 email@example.com
“SJCC exists to educate the mind, nourish the soul, train the body, inspire the heart, and in so doing, build the Kingdom of God.”
From the Principal Greetings, Hopefully by the time you read this, the snow will be melted in Northwest Ohio. I once again can’t believe where this school year has gone. Our students had a very successful winter. Our Science Olympiad team has qualified for the state tournament. This will be taking place on the campus of the Ohio State University, the weekend of May 15th.
St. Joseph Central Catholic High School 702 Croghan St. Fremont, Ohio 43420 (419) 332-9947 (419) 332-4945 fax www.fremontstjoe.org Mike Gabel Principal
Kathy Boukissen Director of Development
Editor Kathy Boukissen Copy Editors: Ellen Leite Sally Daubel Contributors: Journalism Class Students The Voice is published four times a year for the alumni, families and friends of SJCC. Direct all comments to The Voice, 702 Croghan St., Fremont, Ohio 43420.
Prefer The Voice on Website Only? If you would prefer not to get the hard copy of The Voice in the mail, but would like to be notified by email that it is posted on the website on pdf format, please email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our quiz bowl team once again has brought home several trophies by winning their league and placing second in the county tournament. Our boys and girls basketball teams both won district championships and the girls were also co-champs in the MAL. Our junior varsity boys bowling team won a holiday tournament and our varsity girls team won their conference. We sent several wrestlers to district and state and several swimmers made it to the districts. As you read on page one, we have several alumni active in the military. Please pray for them and also for their familes, as well as all those involved in war. If you have any loved ones serving our country, please email Kathy Boukissen so we can put them on our prayer list.
Recently our building and grounds committee met with members of our capital campaign board, and it is very likely that we will start some phase of our renovation of the school. We are looking at replacing the HVAC or windows or maybe both this coming summer depending on whether we raise an additional $400,000. We will definitely keep you informed and thanks to all of you who have made this possible. In closing, I once again want to thank you for all that you do for St. Joseph Central Catholic. May God bless you and your families. Go Streaks! Mike Gabel
Alumnus deals with 9/11 and gives back Dear St. Joseph Alumni & Friends, I am an alumnus of St. Joe’s and have been enjoying The Voice newsletter when it arrives. Since I live out of state it’s really fun recognizing all the names of supporters and now their children. I am enclosing a check for $500 for the use as you see fit. But if you could please let the readers of The Voice know the power of St. Joseph, father of Jesus, spouse of the Virgin Mary. St. Joseph can assist us in needs of every kind. He is known for helping in family problems, financial needs, matters that involve work, or as many know and may have prayed, the help in housing. He is also patron of a happy death. I personally know and I am so thankful for the benefits received through praying to St. Joseph. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected by 9/11. That’s when my business problems started and went downhill from there. My partner and I did everything financially right but many situations are beyond our control. It was a difficult decision to make, but a necessary one at that, to close the business. Not only was this business my partner and my livelihood, but it gave us such joy, a reason to get up in the
Sara Barbour Memorial Golf Tournament Where: Green Hills Golf Course (South of Clyde, Ohio on Rt. 101) Date: Saturday, May 21, 2005 *Please join us for the 8th annual event Contact: Eric Barbour, Alex Reineck and Sarah Mills at email@example.com
morning. So many questions came....how do we close and make enough money to pay our lender and creditors. What about our employees? What are they going to do? And then the final questions was, what will we do? A very close relative knew of my struggles and sent me a book “Favorite Prayers to St. Joseph” along with a small statue which I faithfully keep in my kitchen window. These prayers are beautiful, but the one prayer that got me through is “Prayers in a Difficult Problem.” The result is a miracle. All our employees found great jobs. Our lender is completely paid off and also a few of our creditors. I actually thought of moving to a remote island or going into the witness protection, but you know you realize what is important in life and I pray that I will be led to know what God wants me to do in life. I could go on and on about the emotional anger, relief, grief, but most of all the trust that with God all things are possible. If anyone finds themselves at a loss and do not know where to start, where to turn to find the words, I highly recommend calling the publishers of “St. Joseph Book of Prayers” at 1800-437-5876. This is a treasure of prayers and devotions for obtaining great favors from God through St. Joseph’s intercessions. My name is not important, but if just one friend or alumni can receive help through my story or the knowledge of the power of St. Joseph intercessions, then The Voice will have been heard. God Bless This donor is anonymous. We will use this gift towards the building improvement project that needs more funding to be able to move forward this summer.
PAGE 3 One Acts well attended; Spring musical set By John Carroll More than 100 people enjoyed the Winter One Acts produced and directed by drama instructor Brenda Nopper. The three short theater productions performed in the Reineck Media Center included Five Menus by David Ives, The Role of Della by John J. Wooten, and Eat, Drink, and be Scary by Christina Hamlett. “The SJCC community looks forward to the One Acts because of its format. It’s a great opportunity for students interested in theater to give it a try,” said Nopper. “This year the students got into their parts so they really tested their acting chops.” No sooner had the February performances ended when rehearsal for the spring musical, Give My Regards to Broadway, began. “After losing a lot of seniors last year I was nervous about doing a big musical production, but we have a lot of young talent this year and we’ve gotten off to a great start,” said Nopper. Give My Regards to Broadway is a play within a play and features the lively, toe-tapping show tunes of George M. Cohen. The musical portion of the play will be under the direction of music director Bill Burkett. When Dick Foster (Joe Lento) attempts to open his Broadway show, he not only has money problems, but he also has problems with his leading lady, Mona Monroe (Erin Gabel). Enter Mary Collins, (April Peters) an aspiring actress, and Ruby, (Andrew Burkett) a bookie on the run from the mob. Just as all appears lost, a financial “angel” provides the much needed money and Mary gets her big chance at stardom. “I know this will be a great show,” said stage crew member Brian Setzler. “We’ve been working hard so far.” Production:Thursday, April 14 & Saturday April 16, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets: $6 adults $5 students and senior citizens.
SJCC SCHOOL NEWS Science Olympiad to State By R.Jay Finke SJCC’s Science Olympiad team will be traveling to Ohio State University April 16, to compete in state competition. The team advanced after placing third out of 23 teams in the Olympiad competition held at the end of February. “The best part of the day was getting Mission Possible to work, even after making one of the chips glow red hot and smoke on the way down,” said Brian Setzler, adding that the project still finished in sixth place. Setzler and Jimmy Gruss made a Rubgoldberg machine, which threw a ping pong ball and attempted to catch it with the same machine. In other categories Gruss and Mike Blohm finished second in astronomy; Alex Reineck and Eric Staib came in fifth in bottle rockets; Setzler and Ali Braun finished third in chemistry; and, Gruss and Cody Molyet took third place in dynamic planet. Additionally, Zack Hampshire and Braun finished third in forensics; Zach Steinberger and Hampshire came in fourth in forestry; Gruss and Nick Baker took third place in physics, and Steinberger and Baker finished second in storm the castle. Finally, Molyet and April Peters finished second in tower building and Blohm and John Komorowski finished fourth in Wright airplane flying. Other contributing members were Brian
Nick Baker and Zach Steinberger are working
Johnson, Mike Wagner, and David Hill. “I was worried that the kids wouldn’t manage to get everything done in time for the competition, but they managed to pull it off and then when we found out that we got third to advance to state I was really proud of the kids.” said advisor Nancy Risner. Additional Olympiad members include: Jake Braun, Antonia Alcala, and Mike Hrupcho. Science Olympiad is an offspring of the science club and is advised by Risner, Lauretta Swint, and Jeff Blohm.
No Brain, No Gain By Haley Beier The SJCC quiz bowl team has been flexing its brain muscles all season. With only one loss on their record the team is now preparing for regionals. SJCC competes in the Ottawa and Sandusky County leagues and finished first overall in both leagues for the regular season. They had an impressive record of 12-1, with their only loss to Rossford, whom they consider their biggest rival. “Rossford always has a good team,” said coach Nancy Risner. The team has improved a lot from last year, and that is attributed to the
fact that they have a good mix of kids and teamwork. “Everyone works together. There is not one person who tries to do everything on his own,” said Risner. Members of the team are Nick Baker, Andrew Burkett, Michael Blohm, R.J. Finke, Kyle Good, Jim Gruss, David Hill, John Komorowski, Brian Setzler, Eric Staib, Ashley Stanley, Zach Steinberger, and Michael Wagner. The team will be flexing its brain muscles once again in regional competition on April 23, at Defiance High School.
Students argue case By R.Jay Finke SJCC Mock Trial participants placed fourth and fifth in the February competition held in Port Clinton. The eight participating teams, two each from SJCC, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, and Vermillion high schools, all argued the same case. This is a club where the students assume the roles of attorneys, witnesses and bailiffs in an actual staged trial. Although the case itself is fictional, the procedures followed are those used in an actual trial. In Biotex Laboratory LLC vs. Animal Rights Foundation, Biotex accused ARF of ruining its
reputation and halting its testing for a life- saving spray to protect against Sarin gas attacks. ARF claimed that Biotex unnecessarily hurt rabbits in its testing procedures and denied the defamation charges. Sophomore Ali Braun received an award for best attorney in her case while best witness awards in their respective cases were presented to Mandy Smith, April Peters, and Mike Wagner. “I couldn’t be prouder of the kids. They enjoyed themselves and put their all into it. That they didn’t finish higher in the competition
doesn’t show how determined they were to this,” said Kim Cope, advisor. Lucas County attorney Tim Braun assisted Cope while local attorney Tom Stierwalt and Judge Michael Burkett (‘66) observed several practice sessions in Burkett’s chambers. Additional Mock Trial participants included Nick Baker, Rachel Cope, Amanda Babione, Ashley Stanley, Andrew Burkett, R.Jay Finke, Megan Casey, John Komorowski, Samantha Burns, Marcus Lehmann, David Hill, Zach Steinberger, Katie Darr and Laura Clark.
SJCC MAKING NEWS
Leventhall lives her dream By Melissa Hoelzle So many people have just dreamed of making it in the modeling business, but Jill (Carmella ‘92) Leventhal has made it a reality. As a child, she modeled for her grandmother’s store, “Kid’s Kloset,” and during her high school and college years, spent time on the Miss Ohio circuit. Because of the cost of photographs, traveling, and other modeling necessities, Leventhal took a break from the modeling world until she could afford the costs. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1996 with a degree in special education, but decided to give modeling one more try when she heard that there was an open call conference in the area for anyone interested in meeting with an agent. After she listened to the actors and models at the conference, she realized that she could not give up her dream and decided to pursue it. Her journey has not been easy, however.
Leventhal faced multiple problems with photographers, but remembers, “I knew it was a dream of mine, so I was not going to listen to all the doubters and stop.” It was this persistence that sent her to another open call conference where she was chosen as one of 30 finalists out of 300. She then went to the national conference to audition for television and model before about 100 agents from around the world and in the midst of 1,200 other hopefuls. On the last day of callbacks, she met an agent from Model Management who asked her to come to New York for a test shoot. After her photos were evaluated, the company decided to sign and represent Leventhal. Recently, Leventhal has been doing modeling and commercials for Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati agencies. In addition to her modeling career, Leventhal works as an intervention specialist at Lagonda Elementary in Springfield, Ohio. She lives with her five-year-old daughter, Jenna, and flies to the Big Apple for photo shoots and runway shows. She admits that New York is “a whole different world from Ohio,” but enjoys meeting the many different people. “It really destroys any stereotypes
people may have of others. I am finding that people are people, no matter how different we think they are.” However, Leventhal does feel that modeling is a very demanding and difficult business. “It definitely takes a lot of prayer, persistence, belief in yourself and having a strong support system, but it is a wonderful business to be a part of and I know it has helped me in my teaching and public speaking.” Leventhal encourages any girl who is interested to get involved and pursue a modeling career. Leventhal believes that attending SJCC helped her to become a confident person and taught her to never give up. Her involvement with the student council, Key Club and sports taught her about teamwork which she feels has definitely helped in her teaching career. She also developed a strong faith while at SJCC. “Some things are out of our hands, so you need to trust that God has a plan for each of us, and you need to sometimes hand things over to Him.” Leventhal will be graduating in May from the University of Dayton with her Masters in school counseling and will continue to work on her modeling career in New York.
“Are we Catholic enough to sacrifice for others now?” From the Catholic Chronicle Many of our Catholic schools are finding it difficult to maintain the operating costs for their schools. A decline in enrollment adds to this struggle. What to do? Catholics who received a grade and high school Catholic education free, face a challenge and a decision. Our Catholic schools operated tuition-free in the ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s and 50’s because of the sacrifices of the religious sisters, brothers, and priests. Drawing little or no salaries, those folks provided free education for thousands of Catholics. I am one of them. Many of our parents were at the bottom of the economic ladder, some raised families through the Great Depression, yet we were blessed with a free Catholic education. How different is our present situation. Through the GI Bill after World War II, Catholics were able to get college degrees, many at Catholic colleges. Many of those graduates are financially secure and serving in business, education and civil service. They have raised Catholics to be the wealthiest religious segment in America and the best
educated and most numerous in political positions. Catholic education has delivered! Today the Catholics at the bottom of the economic ladder are the minorities. Will they get a free Catholic education many of us were given by religious teachers? Will we be “Catholic” enough to sacrifice for others now? The answer is yes and the success of the first capital campaign for Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic High is solid proof. Last January, I was the campaign honorary chairperson. The kickoff had more than 150 people attending. An anonymous donation of $150,000 began the campaign and more than $2.3 million has been pledged to provide tuition assistance, teacher benefits and improvements to the building. The campaign’s purpose is to provide every pupil who wishes to attend St. Joseph Central Catholic High the opportunity to do so. That was the case when the school opened in 1859, and parishioners want the tradition to continue. Is the response an exception and not a true sign of the attitude
and faith of the people of God? I think not. After 53 years as a priest, I’ve seen the faith and dedication of the people of God. As the number of sisters in our schools has diminished, Catholic laymen and women have stepped in knowing their salary would be less, benefits fewer. This past year, I have been inspired by what I’ve witnessed. If anyone feels the spirit of our Catholic ancestors has been lost or wasted by their children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren, I can personally testify the spirit of our ancestors is not only present and alive, but dynamic, enthusiastic and producing Gospel values. Fr. Loeffler suffered a mild stroke in January, but is home and doing well. His address is 2967 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607
SJCC MAKING NEWS SJCC Booster Club The Annual Booster Club Stag had a profit of $7,000. Over the 54 years that the stag has existed, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been generated to help support the many boys and girls sports programs that the high school offers. Thanks to all who worked and those who supported it. Membership to the Booster Club is is still open. Cost is $5 for a single and $10 for the family. Send it to SJCC Booster Club, 308 Jackson St., Fremont, OH 43420. Please bring your aluminum cans to our recycling station located behind Jake’s Auto Services, 201 E. State St. We are open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - noon.
Arizona Alumni Reunion Event In February, Butch (‘59) and Sharon Hoffman hosted an alumni get-together in Tempe, Arizona. Alumni reunions like this are a great way to share what is currently going on at SJCC and is also a wonderful way to meet other alumni and friends living in the same area. A great time was had by all and fun memories from school days were shared by those present. Pictured above front row: Pete Spieldenner (‘53) Red (‘54) and Audrey (Wolfe ‘58) Foos, Carolyn (Tight ‘58) Spieldenner, 2nd Row: Bonnie and Dean Haaser (‘54), Sharon and Butch Hoffman, Dick (‘54) and Jeanne Shank, Joyce (Ritchie ‘61) Wantz and daughter Denise Back Row:Fr. Richard Moyer (‘50), Dave (‘60) and Susan MacDowell, Anne (Bovard ‘59) and John Smith, Fr. Ron Brickner, and Mike Gabel (‘78). Not pictured Kathy (Reineck ‘76) Boukissen
Meetings 8:00 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Second floor of the Sheets Supply building on the corner of Napoleon and Jackson Streets. The entrance is on Jackson St.
Nominations for Hall of Fame or the Heritage Award
Pictured above: Sharon and Butch Hoffman
Calendar Lottery For $5 a month, or $50 a year, buy a ticket to win $100 based on the nightly Pick 3 number from the Ohio Lottery. If you would like a ticket contact Mike Gabel at 419-332-9947 or send a check to SJCC with this clipping. Name:____________________________ _____________________________ Phone #:_________________________
April 2 15 14, 16, 17 26
Sandusky County Schools Dinner Auction Grandparents Day Spring Musical Honors Banquet
May 4 May Crowning 6 First Hour 7 Prom 12-13 Senior Exams 13 Hall of Fame Mass & Student Assembly 15 Hall of Fame Induction 24 Senior Sports Banquet 26 Senior Project Day 27 Senior Breakfast/Awards/Farewell Mass 29 Graduation 31-June 2 Second Semester Exams
To be inducted into either the sports Hall of Fame or the Alumni and Friends Heritage Award a person must be nominated. It is very simple to nominate someone. You can either call the school for a nomination form, or just send in the name of the person you would like to nominate with the following information: Hall of Fame: -Sports involved in and years -Any awards and/or school records either previously or currently held -Current involvement in sports/ community Heritage Award: -Involvement in the community in which they live -Any awards received -Volunteerism Please help SJCC in honoring those who deserve recognition. We need your input. For more information or any questions, contact Gary Geller, firstname.lastname@example.org, Athletic Director, or Kathy Boukissen, email@example.com.
From Development Director Kathy (Reineck) Boukissen “Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation. Dr. C. Everett Koop Former U.S. Surgeon General
This newsletter is packed with information about the success of our current students and also our former students.....our “alumni.” The quote above reflects the dedication of our past generation and it’s wonderful to know that people do still care about our future generation. Thank you!! Through the efforts of the Capital Campaign, we have started a Marketing & Recruitment Committee that includes all the Sandusky County Catholic school principals and a representative from their school board. We are working together to share the good news of Catholic education and we are finding ways to promote ourselves “together” as a united group. It’s very exciting! We also have a Student Financial Support Scholarship Committee now formed that has put together applications for families who have some financial needs and would truly appreciate a SJCC education. This should help our grade schools retain their students because parents will know that when they get to SJCC there is financial help available. We have at this time 21 named scholarships being formed, 11 business/personal scholarships, as well as other endowed scholarship funds available. We have raised almost $1 million in cash and pledges in scholarship endowments. As these pledges are paid over the next five years, our monies available to give out in financial scholarships each year will grow. If you are interested in a Named Scholarship, please contact me and I will be happy to explain how it works. These scholarships have a five- year pledge period. Since the principle is never touched, these scholarships will be around for generations to come. As Mike Gabel mentioned in his letter, we are looking to move forward this summer in the building renovations thanks to the building and grounds committee. All these things are happening because of the success of the Capital Campaign. I’ve had the wonderful privilege of working with all these committees that are filled with dedicated people who VOLUNTEER their time. We have alot to be grateful for. Remember to keep in touch firstname.lastname@example.org / 419-332-5124
------------------------CEDF----------------------Mrs. Mary Barrington Ethel Burkett Cristo Rey Center Jose Ramirez M/M Richard Eshleman Annabelle Fisher M/M Terry Hasselbach Fr. Mark Herzog Thomas Hopp Mercedes Keating Larry Kramer
M/M Robert Lewis M/M Albert Nichols Tom Ochs M/M George Pickett M/M William Raubenolt M/M Gerard Shondell Louise Stout Virginia Valle Clara Wesolek George Widman
-------------------CEDF Memorials------------------Mary Irish* M/M Michael Kosta M/M John Lauer Joan Bowden Jane Flahiff*
M/M Ed Guyer Dick Dickman* M/M Ed Guyer Margaret Landig* M/M Ed Guyer
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Bob and Ruth Beier Endowed Scholarship
Mary Danbeck* M/M Joe Kuzma Wilma Fischer* M/M Joe Kuzma
Bob* and Ruth Beier Fred* and Sharon Beier Chuck and Mary Beier Steve and Beth Beier Honor of Shari Beier Toledo Diocese Catholic Center Paul Godfred* Ruth Beier Fred Beier* M/M Norm Gabel M/M Joseph Kuzma M/M Tom Leite M/M Vincent Snyder
SJCC Gymnasium SJCC Society of the St. Bernards
Athletic Complex Mary Irish* M/M John Swint
Dana Corp. Matching Gift “Light of Christ” M/M Jeffrey Good
Streacker Tractor Sales for the use of the Bobcat for clearing snow during the first snow storm. Also for setting of the new flagpoles by allowing us to use a SkyTrac for lifting and placing the 30’ poles. Ed Streacker for setting the school flagpoles during his work day. Hasselbach Meats for donating eyes for Physiology classes to dissect. We appreciate their support of education. Whitey's Diner (Mark Boukissen) and Burger King (Carrol Corp., Managers Joanne Cook and Glenn Bowen) for donating breakfast for sophomores during the OGT testing week.
M/M Robert D’Orazio
To the following individuals who have or will be guest speakers in Greg Kohler’s senior math class: Kelly Calmes and Shelly Wehring from Fremont Federal Credit Union (loans & credits), Mark Reilly from Blair Associates (insurance policies), and Cindy Gabel from Gabel & Associates Realty (real estate investments). Thank you to everyone else who might not be mentioned. SJCC appreciates the support from so many individuals and businesses.
Donald Fox Whitey’s Diner Mark Boukissen
Music Dept. for Digital Piano In Honor Of Chris Kliros Ann Brayley
Pole Vault Paul Grahl Tim Root
Baseball Mats M/M Tom Swint
Faculty & Staff Endowment
Marcia Liwaj* M/M Robert Woolf M/M Harry Coe M/M Chris Knight Don Stricker* M/M Rob Boukissen Mary Frances Mehling* M/M Harry Smith Mary Irish* M/M James Blymer
Jeannie Louise WurzelHeyman Scholarship Dolores Schade* Harry Heyman William Keiner* Harry Heyman In Honor of Gordon and Peggy Tod Harry Heyman
Extra Yearbooks Available We are reorganizing storerooms, and have found extra yearbooks from the early 70’s - 2003. If you would like one, free of charge, contact Kathy.
2005 Class Reunions Class of 1946 Thursday, June 2, noon at Wichita Bar and Grill. Contact Don Snyder 419-332-5798 Class of 1948 Wednesday, June 1, 1:00 at the Fremont VFW. Contact Norm Gabel at 419-332-1975. Class of 1949 Wednesday, July 13, 12:30 at Wichita Bar and Grill. Contact Birdie Laurer at 332-3134 Class of 1950 Saturday, August 6, 6:30 at Mon Ami. 4:30 Mass at St. Joseph Church. Contact Don Haynes 757259-9689 or bhaynes @aol.com Class of 1955 Saturday, September 17, P.K.’s Banquet Hall. 4:30 Mass at St. Joe Church. Friday evening cookout at DeMars Hunt Club, Sunday buffet breakfast (TBA). Contact Marilyn House 419-332-8354 Class of 1960 Saturday, June 25, at the Fremont Country Club following 4:00* Mass at St. Joseph Church. Contact Dee Dee (Havens) Wadsworth 419-3322-4364, email@example.com *Mass is at 4:00 that day because of the parish festival.
Class of 1965 Saturday, September 10, at SJCC cafeteria. More information to follow. Contact Sherry (Wilhelm) Weiker 419-639-2139 or Carolyn (Smith) Hollingsworth 469-443-0826 firstname.lastname@example.org Class of 1975 Saturday, July 30, at the Fremont Yacht Club. 4:30 Mass at St. Joe Church, 6:00 dinner. Contact Rick Jenkins 419-332-1447 or Tom Hoelzle 419332-1116 Class of 1980 Saturday, August 13, at the Fremont Elks. More info to come. Contact Amy (Spieldenner) Ronski 419-334-3992 ezworks.net. Class of 1995 Saturday, July 23, at Mr. Ed’s on Lakeshore Dr. in Port Clinton. More info to come. Contact Andy Mayle email@example.com *Dumminger Photography does group photos for class reunions for $10 each / includes mailing. If interested call 419-332-8814 or Photopro@dumminger.com Chairpersons: Contact Kathy Boukissen if you want class lists, address labels, door prizes, “It Happened In”, (senior class year), and a power-point presentation on SJCC. Everything is FREE.
SJCC DEVELOPMENT Recognizing Gifts
------------------------------------------Capital Campaign-------------------------------------Building Facility Appeal The Joe and Ann In Memory of the deceased members of Gottron Endowed Ms. Mary Catherine Arend the Class of 1962 Scholarship M/M Theodore Bintz M/M Eugene Courtney Ms. Catherine Eberly Fremont Candy and Cigar, Inc. Mrs. Henrietta Gabel M/M Anthony Haslinger Mrs. Janet Hazen Mrs. Carol Kelly M/M Jonathon Kissane Mrs. Leona Laurer Dr. and Mrs. Paul Nagy Mrs. Mildred Nieset M/M Stephen Pollick M/M Raymond Rellinger M/M Steve Szymanowski M/M Donald Wagner Mrs. Nathalie Walter Mrs. Donna Jean Welsheimer In Memory of Laura Beis M/M Robert Lalain
Capt. and Mrs. Stephen Kupka In Memory of Dr. Anthony Darr Mrs. Jeanne Darr In Memory of Richard Frederick Mrs. Marilyn Frederick In Memory of Ruth Gonya M/M David Rusch In Memory of Joseph and Helen Lauer M/M John Lauer In Memory of Lamar Stout Mrs. Louis Stout In Memory Jim and Lois Weaver Mrs. Judith Givens In Honor of Fr. Earl Loeffler Mrs. Rita Ann Nowakowski
Business Scholarships The Depot Techniform Industries K.O.T., Inc. Root’s Poultry, Inc.
M/M Steve Gottron M/M Vince Swint M/M Michael Gottron M/M Jeff Gottron M/M Joseph Gottron II M/M Bryan Gottron
Undesignated Mrs. Barb Schmidt M/M Kenneth Gabel M/M Robert Gabel Mr. James Gottron
Gift of Service Eagle 99 Broadcasting Holiday Inn
--------------------Memorial Unrestricted------------------Mary Frances Mehling* Mrs. Ruth Beier Fr. Philip Haslinger M/M Patrick Hick Mrs. Dorothy Holsinger M/M David Jenkins M/M Bernard Malinwoski Mrs. Mary Mead Alice Mehling M/M Eugene Mehling M/M Richard Mehling M/M Jeffrey Molyet M/M John Neuman M/M Robert Palmer M/M Gary Roeth M/M Bill Snyder M/M John Spieldenner M/M John Wasserman
Don Stricker* M/M Bill Barbour Cynthia Burroughs M/M Paul Hoelzle M/M Kim Kocher Debbie Koebel M/M Allan O’Neal Marie Sherman M/M Criag Wendt Tami Yellstrom Rich* M/M Norman Gabel Steve Beatty* Janet Celek M/M Dick Celek Alice Beatty* M/M John Brown Jr. Chuck Collins* Bill Missey Fred Beier* Bill Missey Phyllis Stierwalt
----------------------------------------------------------------------------Trophy Fund - Game Feed---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Joe Haggerty and Jason Sparks Al Bodecker Bowlus Trucking-Pete Werling Tackle Box II-Dan, Lisa Fremont Plastic Molds-Jim McClure Willes Sales and Service Inc. Mike Zelms Jason Hull Woleslagel Moving Co. W.R. Hunt Club-Bob Wright Bill McCann Cloverleaf Stables Hasselbach Meats-Gary, Dave, Bill Bob Sweeney Whitey’s Diner
Pete Spieldenner Tom Smith Crane Tim Tight-Heineman Distributing Beck Supplies-Dean Beck Streacker Tractor-Ed, Greg, Brian Art Bucci Paul Rofkan-North Bay Nursery Ltd. Jeff Bowling Time Out-Dennis, Dean, Joan VanNess Dr. John Wukie Sheets Supplies, Inc. Bill Sheets Schneider Carpet Cleaner Veh and Son Furniture Crown Battery-Hal Hawk
Dave Eckhardt De Genzman Baker and Bonningson-Bill and Ken Ken, Kent, Mike Weickert-Weickert Ins. Smith Automotive, Inc. Curt Gonya George Dabrunz-Schmittuz Garden’s Bob Johns Luc Ice, Inc. King Industries, Inc. Buhrow’s Inc. B.W.B. Heating and Air-Brad Brown Roots Poultry Inc.
Gibbs Equipment-Dave Burmeister Harris Seed- Chris Ware Chris Kiser Greis Seed Farms Tom Kiser Charlie Darr-The Keilbasa Man World Fitness and Tanning A.W. Automotive LLC-Alex Weichman Kim Industries, Inc. 3-Day Repairs-Gary Davenport Anderson Farm Center-Loren and John Luther Gibbs Croghan Carryout Keith Stutzman
-----------------------------------------Mary Rettig-Irish* Student Center for Language Arts and Journalism-----------------------------------------Samuel I Newhouse Foundation Inc. Walter E. Hussman Jr. Kelly and James Niebel Plainview Daily Herald Julie Inskeep and Bobby Simpson Jane Blumencranz Fred and Tommie Mergele Surrey Cadillac Limousine Service Jonathan Donnellan Peter and Mary Kloet Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vied Robert Ballow Stumberg Foundation Charles and Ruth Spence Bruce Coury Edith and Gene Harris John and Eileen Lumpkin Dick and Belle Johnson Gil and Ann Maurer John DiFrisco Comag Mktg. Group Finance Dept. Employees of San Antonio Express-News Thomas Stephenson San Antonio Express-News Linda and Charles Draper Henrietta Hopper Alan Horton Mary Maggio Larry Loeb Kim and Carole Donaghy Martha and Leon Hicks William and Nila Gaudard Jan Allred, Patricia and David Moore Diane Walsh Lampman Pollans & Cohen, P.C. Thomas Curley Roberta and Charles Price Classified Intelligence Peter Zollman, Jim Townsend Jan and Steve Sullivan Gary Ott Steven and Julia Rivard Dionysios Psyhogios The Hearst Corp
Gordon and Christie Hall Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henkle Jayne and Harold Eisen Marianne Means & James Kilpatrick George Green Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Recktenwald Class of 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hughes Mr. and Mrs. John Lauer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boukissen Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gabel Mr. Kenneth L. Wagner Mr. and Mrs. Ray Toeppe Mrs. Bette Whittaker Hearst Corp. Legal Dept. Eve Burton Maria and Scott Smith Helen McDaniel Bob and Pat Danzig John and Ann Curley Newspaper Association of America Becky and Bob Kaplan Dennis FitzSimons Carolyn and Victor Dix Edwardsville Intelligencer Bruce Coury Hal Neitzel Mary and Gerald Demirjian Nick and Dorothea Davatzes Henry and Marilyn Wurzer New York Newspaper Advertising Carolyn Warmbold Jack & Ellie Sweeney Judith and Fred Young Houston Chronicle Ann Turnbach Stuart and Ruth Ann Bergstein Tom and Marianne Lewis Meghan and Caitin Rademackers Freedom Communications Seattle Post Intelligencer Roger Oglesby Bonnie Hubbard R.D. Calvert
Faculty & Staff of College of Mass Communications Texas Tech American Press Institute Inc., Sarah Gaylord Decker The Ney Foundation, Randolph Ney Karen and Barry Berg Stanton and Rosemary Long Aubrey Webb Beaumont Enterprise, Aubrey Webb Patti and John Reid Elinor and Robert Mosebar Gadabouts Janice and Ken Freeman Sheila Russo Jeff and Kathryn Cohen Odessa American, Patrick Canty Steven Hobbs Hearst-Argyle Television Inc. Ronald Doerfler Anthony Ridder and Knight Ridder Brad and Linda Bennett Deborah Lamm & Jonathan Wolman Lanny and Karen Donoghue Manny and Elaine Ballard Margie Clark Frank and Rose Ann Elston Jonathan Thackeray Dr. Joseph and Sarah Miller David and Victoria Pero John Markham Green Michael Wolf McKinsey & Co. Kirk MacDonald Barbara Swartz Jim and Carol Spangler Rene and Marty Wender Jack Walsh Graham and Marilyn Woodlief Creative Civilization Gisela Girard and Al Aguilar James Moroney III Ellen Levine-Good Housekeeping Jeffrey and Theresa Davis Richard Lafave
Robert Frehse Chuck Lewis Susanna McBee Gregg and Kitty Jones Thomas and Leslie Goldstein Todd Neal Jack and Janice Rohan Walter and Dorothy Morey Rick and Lisa Lewis Bob and Fran Carlquist Patricia Crain Philip and Jane Corwin Roger and Barbara Grier Fort Worth Star-Telegram Wes Truner Dan Freedman Elizabeth Galbraith Mary Junck Rob and Juli Elston White Directory Publishers Ms. Dolores Wagner Alan and Julie Renken Laredo Morning Times-Bill Green Frank and Cathi Roberts Olaf and Gail Frandsen Al and Marty Sikes William and Suzanne Pappas Bob and Margo Marbut King & Ballow Law Offices Alan Marx Larry and Deborah Foster Midland Reporter-Telegram Martin and Frances Negrin Hearst-Argyle Television David Barrett Philip Currie Patricia Jonietz Mr. and Mrs. Byron Vedder Cathy & Russ Biegel Jr. Steven & Tina Swartz Sergio & Sarah Salinas Walter & Loretta Anderson Trudy & Tom Rhoades Bob & Joyce Woodworth
SJCC MILESTONES Little Streaks From the Stork
**Alexander Bradley, son of Katie (Bricker ‘98) and Brad Heter (‘97) **Taylor Marie, daughter of Jamie (Beier ‘91) and Brad Young (‘88) **Kennedi Ruiz, daughter of Jennifer (Hepner ‘97) and Kyle Kayden (‘97) **Isabella Rosa, daughter of Sandra and Aaron Pfeiffer (‘92) **Anna Lynne, daughter of Jill and Rob Reineck (‘95) **Erin Lee, daughter of Arlene (Auxter ‘95) and Brad McCarty **Madison Elizabeth, daughter of Mark Szymanowski (‘00)
**Emma Claire, daughter of Aimee (Fultz ‘97) and William Kidd **Justin Michael, son of Traci and Kevin McCabe (‘92) **Abigail Suzanne, daughter of Suzanne (Militello ‘92) and Matthew Wilkins **Luke Michael, son of Karen (Shaw ‘84) and Ed Waldo **Molly Rose, daughter of Vicki and Jason Kupka (‘93) **Ralph Alexander, son of Lynette and Andrew Schade (‘93) **Kole Scott, son of Lisa Hrynciw (‘99) and Keith Scott Mizen
Weddings **Christina Brickley (‘98) and Anthony Rodriguez **Melissa Herrig and Nathaniel Freeborn (‘89) **Jamie Reiter (‘95) and Donovan Kline **Monique McGilvray and Devin Pollick (‘98) **Lynn Schenden to Tom Kusmer (‘90) **Aimee Fultz (‘97) to William Kidd **Meghan McCabe (‘96) and Bobby Rich (‘85) **Laura (Bisnette) Druckenmiller (‘82) and Terrance Gonya (‘82) **Jill Drake and Bill Dirlam (‘96)
------------------------------Deaths-----------------------------**Ruth (Smith) Gonya (‘38) **Imelda (Wasserman) Reinbolt (‘38) **Alice (Rothgery) Beatty (‘44) **Paul “P.J.” Ross (‘45) **Jean Habermeier, wife of Don ‘45 **Wesley Oglesbee, husband of Rose Mary ‘46 **Rich Dickman (‘48) **Henry O’Neill (‘50)
**Gerald “Skip” Walby (‘50) **Dennis Gabel (‘53) **Mary (Rettig) Irish (‘63) **Steve Beatty (‘74) **Dolores Schade (Friend of SJCC) **Don Stricker (Friend of SJCC) **Phyllis (Meyer) Harding (Friend of SJCC)
Anniversaries Barb (Nieset ‘75) and Tom Kowaleski (‘75) 25th Mary Jo (Kindred ‘79) and Tom Hammer (‘79) 40th Marcia (Sevitts ‘59) and Jim Reardon (‘58) 50th Rose (Mehling ‘52) and Gaylord Bowden (‘53) 25th
----------------------------------------Achievements/Updates---------------------------------------Justin Fraley (‘02) is currently stationed at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska and enduring temperatures exceeding 60 degrees below zero. He has been in active duty for a little over two years and has received deployment orders for August 2005 after completing extensive training to prepare for the mission. His Battalion is responsible for the reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition. Mike Chapman (‘00) graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH in August and is currently an Admission Counselor at the university. Aaron Gonya (‘00) graduated in December 2004 from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, specializing in transportation and logistics. He is currently working for ODW Logistics in Columbus. Mark Szymanowksi (‘00) was in Iraq twice, but is currently at base as a Spc. with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Christina (Brickley ‘98) Rodriguez graduated in December 2004 from Owens Community College Nursing School and will be working at Toledo Hospital Cardiac ICU as a registered nurse. Sandra (Heitzman ‘87) Martin lives in Oxford, Michigan. She started up her own scrapbooking business in October 2004 and works part-time out of her house. Her website is www.YourTimelessScrapbook.com.
Cheryl Babione (‘88) was awarded the 2004 Dispatcher of the Year at the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. She joined the patrol in August, 2003. Matthew Faist (‘02) received his associate of applied science degree in the study of ecotourism and adventure travel from Hocking College. Kevin Good (‘97) was accepted into the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Out of 300 applicants, he was one of 20 to be picked. After graduation from the academy in July, 2005, he will be assigned as a wildlife officer in one of Ohio’s 88 counties. Ryan Good (‘95) has been appointed as news editor for the Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, OH after working for the paper for four years as a police and court reporter, government reporter and copy editor. He received his bachelor degree in journalism from the University of Toledo in 2000. Joanne (Schell ‘58) and Lt. Col. Tom Hoffert (‘57) were the first couple to jointly receive the Citizen of the Year Award from the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce in Ohio at their annual awards banquet. They were honored for their volunteerism. Jill Rhoad (‘03) is taking an Egyptian studies course at The Ohio State University and the course ends with a 10-day trip to Egypt during spring break. She’ll be touring the pryamids and Mt. Sinai.
Sue Babione (‘59), executive director of the Terra College Foundation, was named the 2005 Council for Resource Development Region V director at the group’s national conference in Washington, D.C. She will oversee organizational activities in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Ontario, Canada. Norb (‘59) and Sandy Widman (‘61) will be leaving Indonesia in June and will be moving to Pakistan in the fall to teach for the next two years. They can be reached by either firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com Robert “Chud” Chudzinski (‘44), a World War II Veteran, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross at the annual Sandusky County Veterans Service Committee meeting. He was presented the medal by U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor, R-Old Fort. Enlisted at the age of 17, he served as a tailgunner on a B24 long-range bomber. His outfit flew some of the longest missions of any group at the time, some as long as 15 hours. Kathleen (Fisher) Kissane (‘70) along with her husband Jon, volunteered with Project Hope for 30 days aboard the USNS hospital ship Mercy. They provided health care services to survivors of the tsunami in Indonesia. Kathleen served as a nurse and Jon served as director of operations. “Watching all those mission movies during Lent at SJCC made me want to help,” said Kathi.
GUEST COLUMN Militaryman appreciates “faith-building” education
Major Doug Young SJCC Class of 1987 U.S. Air Force douglas.young @gimail.af.mil Greetings SJCC Alumni, family and friends! I am honored to have been asked to contribute to “The Voice” newsletter. My hope is that it will be worth your while. Let me give you my thoughts on why I think a Catholic education is of such high value and worth our support. I think so many students take for granted what they experience as it is happening, and then later, many find an appreciation. I know that has happened to me. What a blessing it was last year to visit SJCC to see and talk with faculty and students, especially some of my former teachers. They are there “fighting the good fight” daily in providing a quality education for our young men and women. I am thankful to have had the role models I did as a student. They made an impact in my life, which helped me prepare for military service and adulthood. I now have a deeper appreciation for what the entire faculty did to help us re-
ceive an education filled with faith-building experiences. I think we learn best through experience, and also by the example of others. Let me recall three traditions that made an impact on me. Perhaps you can relate to some of them: 1. Prayer in our Roman Catholic Schools: We would start the day out with prayer as a school, led vocally over the PA system by the assistant principal. This was also done sometimes individually before class periods. Prayer in our schools is a very good thing. Let us continue that tradition because we can. This small act establishes prayer as a priority that hopefully will “stick” with the students after they graduate. 2. Daily Mass: Now I know more about why we went to Mass during the week. It is the pinnacle of our faith. In this “The Year of the Eucharist,” there are so many blessings that come from going to Mass, especially during the week. This Lent, I have tried to go at least once during the week. I feel this desire was founded in my Catholic schools’ experiences. While I was deployed overseas this past year, the base chapel offered two Masses each day. What a blessing! A Bible verse that relates to my desert experience is Psalm 71:3. It reads, “Be my rock and refuge, my secure stronghold; for you are my rock and fortress.” Of all the places I have been stationed, no church I have been a member of, compares to Saint Joseph’s of Fremont. It is very easy for me to relate the church’s structure to a fortress; a rock of faith. 3. Visiting the Church/Blessed Sacrament: I will never forget how important it was for my coaches to have our teams visit the church, before and after sporting events. Often, we would pray the rosary as a team in front of our Lord in
Four Seniors earn Eagle Scout Four SJCC seniors earned the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout rank. A Scout must earn 21 merit badges, 12 of which are set by the national office, and nine of individual choosing. They must find a project that benefits his community, his church, or his sponsoring body. Kevin Celek (son of Kathy Beatty ‘68 and Dick Celek ‘68) Jake Hay (son of Barb and Mike Hay) *will receive his when his father returns from Iraq David Hill (son of RoseMarie Hill) Brian Setzler (son of Josie and Denny Setzler)
the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, to give thanks, and to ask for strength and protection. We would pray in the locker room. It was not at all unusual to see the priest praying a rosary on the sidelines at football games. These actions spoke volumes. I will never forget Coach Gabel encouraging us to visit the church to pray on our own. That was during baseball season. I don’t think it was a coincidence that our team had a winning record, with much improvement that year. During this past year, I had found myself visiting the Blessed Sacrament before and after many of the combat missions I flew in the Middle East. It’s no secret…prayer is powerful and our God answers us. Pope John Paul II has said, “Let our adoration never cease.” The reason that SJCC is reaching the next level of excellence is because of its “faith community.” It is the faculty, of mentors and role models, and all those behind the scenes to help bring about the precious memories for our great students. But more importantly, it is the SJCC family that supports this endeavor of excellence with time, talent and treasure. I am very proud to be a part of this family. Go Streaks! Doug Young PS. Please pray for our troops overseas and especially their families back home. Doug was commissioned in 1991 and has spent the last 13 years as a pilot. He is currently stationed at the USAF Academy, CO as an instructor of physics. His wife is the former Marie Beck of Plano, TX. They have one daughter, Elyse, who is five.
Keep these people in your prayers Hilda (Lochotzki) McKinney (64), who is receiving treatment for breast cancer. Address: 4243 Spurlock Creek, Prestonsburg, KY 41653 Joanne Chudzinski (wife of Vincent ‘42), who is ill with respiratory problems. Address: 616 S. Taft Ave., Fremont, OH 43420 Phyllis Bruggeman (wife of Art Bruggeman ‘45) She has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Address: 9014 E. Berkshire Circle, Tucson, AZ 85710 Jeanne (Rich) Snyder (‘43) as she recovers from a broken neck. Address: 916 Court St., Fremont, OH 43420 Sam Picciuto (father of SJCC alumni Joe and Nick Picciuto), as he goes through cancer treatments. Address: 1532 Greenfield Ct., Fremont, OH 43420
For all service men and women Aaron Autullo (‘01), Pete Bush (‘02), Justin Fraley (‘02), Jerry Freeh (01) Joe Gooslin (‘02), Adam Jenkins (‘99) Nathan Jenkins (‘04), Brian Lenhart (‘00), Tony Lenhart (‘99), Tyson Root (‘94), Bill Smith (‘97), Mark Szymanowski (‘00), Kevin Wagner (‘97), Douglas Young (‘87) **We would like to start listing names of our alumni and friends that are in the service. Please send in their names for our next issues. Each week at the school Mass we pray for those who might be suffering and we ask that you let us know about anyone who is in need of our prayers.
PAGE 10 Girls basketball has steller season The Lady Streaks ended the regular season with an impressive 58-42 win over Tiffin Calvert at SJCC before a standing room only crowd. With the victory, the Lady Streaks became co-champions of the Midland Athletic League, sharing the title with New Riegel. Two weeks later the Streaks avenged their only loss to New Riegel in the district championship. In a hard fought game the Streaks prevailed 41-39 and captured their third district title in a row. it was like deja vu for the Streaks and the Blue Jackets. The Streaks had lost to New Riegel three years in a row during the regu- Babione breaks school’s lar season and come record with 1,311 pts. back to beat New Riegel three straight times in the district finals. Coach Gary Geller said, “We faced the New Riegel girls three years in a row and each game has been exciting. We have been very fortunate to win all three games.” Facing another MAL foe in the regionals, the streaks’ dream of going to state was ended as Hopewell-Loudon pulled of a 66-63 double overtime upset. Becky Babione scored 30 points and 18 rebounds, but wasn’t satisfied, “I’m disappointed that we couldn’t take the next step, but I’m proud of what this senior class accomplished in our career,” said Babione. The Streaks finished the season 22-2, which tied the 1989 girls team for most wins in a season. In the MAL Babione was named Tri-Player of the Year. Katy Hasselbach also made first team, Brittney Luc was named second team, and Mandy Hensley was honorable mention. In the District Six Coaches’ poll, Babione was Co-Player of the Year, Hasselbach was second team and Luc honorable mention. The Associated Press named Babione first team All-Northwest Ohio and third team All-State. Hasselbach was also named to the third team All-Northwest Ohio. Sauber and Hasselbach also received Gold Certificate for scholar athletes from the OHSBCA. Coach Geller was named Coach of the Year in the MAL, in District Six, and was Co-Coach of the Year in the AP’s Northwest Ohio Poll. In the last game of her career, Babione broke Cindy (Oprie ‘85) Gillmor’s record for most career points. Gillmor, set her record of 1,287 points in 1985. Babione finished her career with 1,311 points. Babione will be playing in the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association North/South AllStar game, April 10 at Capital University and Coach Geller will also be one of the coaches of the North Squad. The future also looks bright for the Lady Streaks as the JV team finished 19-0 and the freshmen also finished undefeated at 12-0. For the season the three teams combined for a 53-2 record.
SJCC SPORTS Wrestling sends ten to District, two to State The SJCC wrestling team wrapped up its season this year by sending two wrestlers, A.J. Coleman and Jeremy Foos, to the state competition. “I owe alot to the other wrestlers for pushing me hard at practices so that I could do better,” said Foos “also the coaches because they run hard practices. I wouldn’t have made it to State if it wasn’t for all of them.” This exceptional ending was only the final chapter in what turned out to be an extraordinary season. In the Lima Invitational Tournament, the team finished fifth overall out of 28 teams and placed second out of 17 teams in the small schools division at the Catholic Invitational Tournament. At the MAL tournament, Alex Estrada and Coleman finished first, and the team finished third. Coleman was named most outstanding wrestler.
They capped the season off with a strong showing in the sectional competition by sending ten wrestlers to district; sophomores Matt Franks, Toby Hessick; juniors Juni Arreola, Estrada, Curtis Ochs, Jake Wasserman; seniors, Coleman, Foos, Quinn Price and Rick Wasserman. Prior to this season, 2003 SJCC graduate, Robbie LeJeune, held the wrestling team’s record for most career wins at 126. However, at the Catholic Invitational Tournament this year, Coleman reached number 127 with a technical fall victory in the semifinals. Despite the buzz created by Coleman’s record, this season was truly about the accomplishments of the team as a whole. They worked diligently together all season and as a result of their dedication, they were able to produce a memorable year.
Boys’ basketball advances to Regional Semifinals In a year that was supposed to be a “rebuilding” season, the boys basketball team performed above everyone’s expectations. They finished the regular season 12-8 (6-4 MAL) with 5 losses of six points or less. But in the tournament, the team came together to advance to the regional semifinals for just the second time under Coach Mike Gabel. They defeated Sandusky St. Mary’s 55-53 on Brad Gabel’s basket with 3 seconds remaining. At districts, they defeated Lucas 48-47 in overtime and avenged an early-season loss to Mansfield St. Pete with a 61-52 victory in the title game. It was another defensive “gem” that this team became known for, as a trio of players combined to shut down St. Pete’s All-Ohio guard Brandon Speck. SJCC held Speck to 20% shooting on the night with a rugged, in-your-face defense.
The magical run came to a halt at the regionals in Columbus as the team fell to South Webster 54-46 to end the season at 15-9. The Jeeps outscored the SJCC 16-6 in the final quarter of play to seal the loss for the Streaks. Senior post player David Rice was a dominating force throughout the season. Rice averaged 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game to lead the Streaks. “I thought my team was a major part of how good I did this season. They did a great job of giving me the ball when I was open,” said Rice. Rice was named 1st Team MAL, 1st Team All District Six, and Honorable Mention All Northwest Ohio. Brad Gabel earned 2nd Team MAL honors after averaging 8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and shooting 61% on the season.
Swimming team sends four to District a district time of 58.69. Celek said he was very The SJCC swim team “streaked” through an proud to represent SJCC at the District meet. awesome third season! The team, consisting of “I’ve been swimming since I was seven, so it seven boys and six girls, increased their level of was a good experience to be a part of a high swim and were very competitive this season. All school team doing something I really enjoy,” said swimmers, by season’s end, improved times Billy Pietrykowski swimming their personal best in all their events. Coach Liz Pietrykowski “was very impressed with each swimmers’ personal commitment this year.” “Swimming is a highly technical and disciplined sport, and each swimmer displayed their commitment each day at practice. I am very proud of all of them as they achieved their goals for the season,” said Pietrykowski. SJCC was represented at the District Championship for the second consecutive year. The boys’ medley relay team of sophomore Nick Swint (back stroke), seniors Brian Setzler (breast stroke), Billy Pietrykowski (butterly), and Kevin Celek (free-style) qualified for the 2005 District Championships. They swam with a time of 1:50.38. Pietrykowski qualified in the individual medley with a district time of District Swim Qualifiers 2:12.89 and butterfly with a district time of left to right: Nick Swint, Kevin Celek, Brian Setzler, Billy 59.63. Swint qualified in the butterfly with Pietrykowski
Bowling: Girls’ win conference title; boys have winning season The SJCC bowling team showed tremendous improvement this year as it competed in the SBAC. The varsity boys were led with high averages by seniors Joe Auxter, 179 and Nick Baker, 171. Other seniors were David Hill, R.Jay Finke, Zach Steinberger, and Jimmy Gruss. They finished out their season at 9-8. The JV boys were contenders for their conference and ended their season at 7-4.
The varsity girls won their conference title and ended the season 14-2. The top scorers were sophomore Justine Rhoad (164), junior Shannon Colon (154) and sophomore Carly Picciuto (139). Rhoad was named first-team all conference and Colon was named second-team all conference. Despite the fact that neither varsity team fared well in the district tournament, coach Roger Rhoad
Softball ready for another season By Melissa Hoelzle
The SJCC softball team is ready for action. Even though the team lost its two-year starter, Courtney Naufel, at catcher, coach Bill Bork says he is excited about the upcoming season. The team finished 3-7 in the MAL in 2004, but they have high expectations for this year. With veteran players Katy Hasselbach, Mandy Hensley, Alison Kusmer, Jamie Bork, Alyssa Dickman, and Megan Boukissen coming into their prime, coach Bork is optimistic. “It’s a tough schedule,” said Bork, “but we’re
going to work hard and we’re looking forward to an exciting year as well as having the opportunity to play at the new sports complex.” Senior co-captain Kusmer feels that the team is looking forward to the season and is really excited that there are enough players for a junior varsity team. “A junior varsity team will really help the program. We are all looking forward to a successful season.”
was still extremely proud of his bowlers. “This team has improved every year since it began,” Rhoad said. “It’s been fun to watch them grow.” With several up-and-coming underclassmen on the horizon for the boys and all of the girls’ team returning, the SJCC bowling team is showing no signs of stopping.
1st Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Scramble & Party Friday, August 19, 2005 1:00 Shotgun Sycamre Hills Golf Course
Game, Set, Match
Baseball team hopes for a repeat
Get your 4-member team together. Be creative! You might want to get together a group to represent your graduating class, or maybe a special golf team, football team, etc., or what about a group of “friends” to beat those alumni! Have fun creating your team.
By Melissa Hoelzle
By Melissa Hoelzle
More information to come.
The SJCC tennis team is back on the court ready for another season. The boys had a 5-10 season last year with big wins over Clyde, Norwalk St. Paul, and Tiffin Calvert. The team knows that this will be a challenging year with no senior players and a new coach, Kelly Hrupcho and assistant coach, former player Nick Wobser. Currently, they are scheduled to have 14 matches and two tournaments. "The boys are so much fun, I'm having the best time. I'm nervous about the season, but we will be working with the experienced Fremont Ross team to improve," said Hrupcho. She is also looking forward to the learning process for both herself and the players. Junior standout George Hossler also has a positive outlook on the season. "We have lots newcomers, including coach, but we all really like her," said Hossler. He is looking forward to the doubles tournament at Port Clinton on April 29 at 4:30. "It's been rained out the last two years, but other players have told me what a good tournament it is. We get to play lots of matches and play late into the night under the lights," Hossler said.
SJCC’s baseball team will have a target on their backs after their appearance at the state tournament last season. “It was certainly a very good year,” said head coach Rick Barbour of the team’s 20-8 season, “It was one to remember.” The team will suffer the loss of the six graduates, but Barbour is confident in the reserve team and believes that some of them will be able to step up the plate. The Streaks are fueled by pitching powerhouses Kevin Wammes and Cory Miller with Wammes boasting 125 strikeouts last season. Looking ahead, the team has their sights on the league title and possibly another run at state. Barbour knows that this year will include some adjustments, but he also looks forward to many more memories in the 2005 season. Miller is also looking forward to the season. “Last year was great, but we have to put it behind us and focus on this year now. The MAL is going to be very tough. We’re going to have to work had to challenge for the title.”
Experience to power track team By Melissa Hoelzle The SJCC track and field team had a solid season last year, but head coaches Paul Grahl and Derrick Denman are hoping to do even better. “The girls were strong last year and placed very well at the invitationals of the schools our size. Fortunately, we have many veterans from last year and we are going to set a high standard,” said Grahl. The boys team will have a hard act to follow after the graduation of shot-put and discus stand-out, A.J. Messina. “He was our leading scorer and he
will be missed,” said Grahl, “but we have a lot of the same guys out this year and we hope that our experienced team will help us.” Senior Brenda Gutschalk feels that the team is prepared due to their hard work in the off season and hopes that this dedication will bring them success. Both the girls and the boys teams are looking forward to a good conference tournament and with the hard work the team has been putting in during the off-season, they have every reason to be hopeful.
If you would like to receive information directly on this event, contact CEDF Board Member Tony Michael at 419-332-4638 / tpmichael@sbcglobal, Sycamore Hills 419-332-5716, or Kathy Boukissen firstname.lastname@example.org / 419-332-5124
Attention Members of the 1962, 1963, and 1964 Football Teams Mark your calendars for this year’s 2005 Homecoming events on:
Saturday, October 8, 2005 The Alumni and Friends Association will be honoring these teams for their three-year undefeated seasons going 27-0, and three years of being the SBC Champs. The teams will be honored in the parade, introduced before the football game at the stadium, and invited to the Alumni and Friends Association Homecoming Party after the game. Class years for the football teams include 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1967
Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School 702 Croghan St. Fremont, Ohio 43420
Non-Profit Organization US Postage Paid PAID Fremont, OHIO Permit No. 40
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
DO YOU HAVE NEWS??? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for alumni & friends information on weddings, anniversaries, births, graduations, promotions or anything else you think is newsworthy. Also, if you know of someone who is in need of our prayers, please let us know. Help us to help you stay informed! Name:______________________________ Maiden:_________________ Class:__________ Address:_____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Phone #:___________________________ E-mail:___________________________ Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your news?__________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ If you know of anyone who would like to receive The Voice, but currently is not, send their name and address to Kathy at SJCC or email@example.com
_________________________________________________ Return to : The Voice c/o Kathy Boukissen 702 Croghan St. Fremont, Ohio 43420