The June 2006
For Alumni, Friends and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School
Class of 2006 led by Sauber and Eakin The St. Joseph Central Catholic class of 2006 said good-bye to the school during commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 28 at St. Joseph Church. A total of 74 seniors made up the 108th graduating class. The 2006 valedictorian was Ryan Sauber and the salutatorian was Terrance Eakin. The next five highest ranking seniors were Brooke Roth, Megan Casey, Eric Kirwen, Katherine Wise, Jenna Ryan Sauber Weickert. The Bishop’s Cross Awards, which are considered the most prestigious awards, are given to one female and one male, and were awarded to Roseanna Auxter and Sauber. Jamie Bork and Cory Swaisgood won the Ethel and Robert Smith Outstanding Athlete Awards, Brad Gabel the Alumni & Friends Award, Andrew Adams the Honor Award for Outstanding Loyalty and Service, Eakin and Jennifer Lehmann the Excellence in Religion Awards. The students earning the highest subject averages were Jenna Calmes (Art), Michelle Kosakowski (Band), Sauber (English, Math, Science, Social Studies), Allyson Wobser (French), and Allison Wasserman (Spanish). The Don and Jane Paul Scholarship was
awarded to Brittney Luc and Gabel, the Michael Root Scholarship to Wasserman and Jessica Ridley, and the Sara Barbour Scholarship to Gabel and Swaisgood. The Sara Barbour Memorial Award for Courage was given to Katherine Wise and Zackary Stine. The Achievement Award was earned by Kelly Feehan and the Perfect Attendance Award by Auxter and Eakin. The Class of 2006 was offered over $1.4 million Terrance Eakin in scholarships.
Special Adult Presentations Francis “Shorty” Ochs received his SJCC diploma at the age of 87 at a surprise presentation during this year’s commencement. It was necessary for Ochs to leave high school when hardship fell upon his family and he was needed to work the family farm. Even though Ochs never completed his education he believed in Catholic education and sent his children to SJCC. Every year since 1966 Ochs and his wife had a child or grandchild at SJCC. Connie Coleman ‘61 received the State Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award.
Student Council Students of the Month One student from each class year was chosen monthly by faculty and staff for their hard work and effort in and out of the classrooms.
Alumni & Friends Special Events
September: Michelle Kosakowski, Amy Morroney, Cory Snider, Matthew Barbour
March: Brittney Luc, Michael Blohm, Alex Reineck, Janelle Ochs
Alumni & Friends Golf Outing Friday, August 4 - Page 11
October: Matt Hoffman, Dana Culbert, Candis Oakley, Ryan Williamson
April: Brooke Roth, Allie Braun, Allie Woodruff, Rachel Wurzel
November: Roseanna Auxter, Nick Berryman, Quinn Yellstrom, Lauren Cool
May: Jennifer Lehman, Linsay Ackerman, Chris Ronski, Leslie Celek
Alumni & Friends Homecoming Party Saturday, September 30 - Page 5 CEDF Reverse Raffle Friday, November 10 - Page 5 Alumni Basketball Games Friday, November 17- Page 5
December: Ramiro Arreola, Amethyst Wolf, Kyle Snyder, Kristin Morrison January: Mike Wagner, Emily Overmyer, Eric Barbour, Miranda Molyet February: Jodi Carmack, Nick Swint, Olivia Beck, Derek Dickman
“SJCC exists to educate the mind, nourish the soul, train the body, inspire the heart, and in so doing, build the Kingdom of God.”
In the News.... Page 3....Students to Italy Page 7....Recognizing Gifts Page 8....Achievements, Births, Deaths Page 9....Guest Column: Denis O’Shaughnessy Page 11...Spring Sports Wrap-up
From the Principal Greetings, On Sunday, May 28, 74 seniors became alumni of St. Joseph Central Catholic. They are a very special group of young people and they will be missed very much. They were offered 1.4 million dollars in scholarships. This past year we have worked very hard
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 students: Amanda Babione, Brittni Darke, Jake Streacker, and Ross Wetoskey SJCC faculty: Greg Kohler & Jodi Pollick 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 (it is posted on the website on pdf format), please email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the Catholic elementary schools in Sandusky County to promote the benefits of continuing their Catholic education. We had seventh grade parents and students in for an informational breakfast on student clubs and organizations. The fifth and sixth grade parents and students spent a full morning witnessing what the SJCC experience is all about by touring the school and listening to presentations by teachers and students. Both events were well received. There is an article in this edition of The Voice that talks about the special game feed held ev-
ery year to help support the awards given to our students. I personally want to thank Charlie Hull, Charlie Gonya and everyone who has made this such a wonderful event. In closing, I want to once again thank all of you for your support of St. Joseph Central Catholic. Please continue to pray for us and I promise we’ll continue to keep all of you in our prayers. Have a great summer and may God bless you and your families. GO STREAKS!!! Mike Gabel
Passing good news on to you Hi Kathy, Just had to write. The March issue of The Voice had several interesting items that tickled my memory. Being 83, I have a lot of those. The mention of Herb Miesle reminded me of his brother Hank. Sometime in the early 60’s, I ran into Hank at the Capitol Airport in Harrisburg, PA. He was heading home to Fremont having been on a business trip to PA and I was heading to Chicago to assist in an experimental foundry operation. Our conversation circled about the great football traditions in the late 30’s and very early 40’s (I am from the class of ‘41). I mentioned some of the great football players of our class, such as “Cy” Fredericks, “Beanie” Rusch, “Clatie” (the truck) Gabel, and others. After much bantering back and forth, I came up with what I thought was a significant question, “Who was the best all around athlete ever at St. Joe’s?” Without hesitation Hank answered with a smirk on his face -- “Me.” We got into back slapping and reposed to the lounge for a few beers. The other incident I remembered happened at one of the “Major Bose” performances put on by the High School. (Incidentally I competed on the violin against Bob Kusmer.) Herb Redding was a budding young singing sensation, and in that contest, he sat on the top of an upright piano and sang a “ditty” (I don’t remember the tune) that brought the house down. Herb was a freshman at the time. I have many pleasant and interesting memories of my 10 years (3rd to 12th grades) at St. Joe’s. Thank you for keeping us in touch. Joe Gonya ‘41 (known then by my first name, “Harold”) email@example.com Joe once worked on the “Voice” as a headline writer. He now writes a monthly newsletter and has since 1973. He originally sent it to family members, but after years of changing jobs, traveling overseas, hosting 41 international students, he now has been able to build his circulation to 52, thanks to email.
Dear Mr. Gabel, We would like to thank you, along with the students, staff and faculty of your school for all of the hard work and dedication given to us. We are deeply touched by your acts of kindness. The school supplies were very much needed and appreciated by all. The citizens of our community continue to work eagerly to rebuild our city; in turn improvements are being seen daily. Although it will be along road to recovery, the efforts and dedication shown to us by people like you will make it much easier. Thanks again for your kindness and consideration. Richard Rose City Manager City of D’Iberville, MS Dear Kathy, Just sending my email address for the Alumni & Friends file. Thanks for including Jeanne Kerr’s email address in her story. I unfortunately was unable to make it to her farewell assembly so it was nice to have an opportunity to email her. Continue the good work - I look forward to receiving my newsletter! As I told Jeanne, you never forget the SJCC family once you have been a part of it. It has now been almost 18 years since I left to give birth to my son -- who will be 18. I had been there for 16 years and I miss it still! Joan (Lehmann ‘70) Smith
I want to thank all of you who remembered me with prayers, get well cards, and phone calls during my recent surgery and recovery. How blessed I am to have family and friends who care. May God bless all of you. Leona “Birdie” (Bertsch ‘49) Laurer
SJCC SCHOOL NEWS
Students to take European tour In June, 15 SJCC students, parents, and siblings will be leaving the United States for an 11-day European tour. The trip, organized by SJCC teachers Amy Rospert and Lilly Walters, will include stops in Austria, Germany and Italy. Tammy Weaver, a friend of Rospert’s and a teacher at Newton High School in Tipp City, first approached Rospert several years ago about traveling to Mexico. Walters had spent some time in Mexico while in college and wanted to make the trip again, this time with her family. During that trip both she and Rospert fell in love with the idea of taking students abroad so they organized another trip, this time to London, Rome, and Paris, in 2004. “That was an excellent trip,” agreed Rospert and Walters.
“I felt I was on a spiritual pilgrimage of our Catholic faith. It was such a wonderful experience,” said Walters. When word of that trip got out, many parents called asking when they would be going back to Rome. “If we go every two years, it gives everyone time to put aside the money,” Rospert said. To help pay for the trip, the students had a Little Caesars’ pizza sale, said Walters who added that the cost for each student will be around $2,000 for this year’s trip. Among the many places they will visit are St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Ruins of Pompeii. Two students, who have previously traveled abroad, are looking forward to seeing the new countries and places. “You don’t realize how different people live until you experience it,” said senior Alyssa Dickman. “I think it’s (traveling abroad) a lot of fun a once in a lifetime experience,” said sophomore Jill Walters.
Elementary students visit SJCC Above: 7th grade students and their parents enjoy breakfast along with information and presentations on clubs and other extra-curricular opportunities available at SJCC
Colle dans Baquet (Stuck in the Tub), an art house comedy in French with subtitles, recently played at the Athens International Film and Video Festival and was selected for the Best of Competition screening which played in May. This six minute motion picture was written and directed by SJCC graduate Christopher Haubert (‘02). Also starring with Haubert in the film is Ashleigh Ochs (‘02). Colle dans le Baquet passed the initial round of judging at the 33rd Student Academy Awards hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been entered in several festivals including AFI Fest (American Film Institute), Telluride International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival and the Antimatter Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia. Haubert will graduate in 2007 from Ohio University with a bachelor of science degree in communications and a minor in film.
Alum recovering from transplants
Chairpersons: Call or e-mail Kathy Boukissen if you would like any of the following: class lists, address labels, door prizes, “It Happened In” (senior class year), tour of SJCC, power-point presentation on SJCC. Everything is FREE.
In July of 2005, David Hoffman (’65) was diagnosed with cryptogenic cirrhosis and chronic renal failure and was placed on a liver and kidney transplant list. After nine months of dialysis, David, who was critically ill, received a call from The Cleveland Clinic. They had the organs needed to save his life. David received a liver and kidney on April 13 and has shown steady improvement each day since. He continues to have his blood monitored and must see his doctors at The Clinic monthly. He tires easily but is in good spirits. Please keep David in your prayers as well as his wife, Cathy, and their children, Tony and Nicole. To help offset their devastating health care bills The David Hoffman Fund has been established at the Exchange Bank, P.O. Box 487, Holland, OH 43528. Well wishers can send cards to David at 7651 Rome Court, Holland, OH 43528.
*Dumminger Photography does group photos for class reunions for $10 each / includes mailing. If interested call 419-332-8814 or Photopro@dumminger.com.
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.
Right: 5th & 6th grade students along with their parents finish their morning visit with a pep rally
2006 Class Reunions Class of 1949 Wednesday, July 12, at 12:30 p.m. at the Fremont VFW. Call Mary Lou Guyer 419-332-0724 or Birdie Laurer 419-332-3134 for reservations. Class of 1951 Saturday, September 23, 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church, 6:00 p.m. cocktails and 7:00 p.m. dinner at Crystal Arbors. Contact Mary Mayle 419-332-9459 Class of 1954 Thursday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. luncheon at the Holiday Inn. Contact Joni Byers 419-332-4922 or Pat Durnwald 419-332-7754. Class of 1956 Friday, August 18, Golf Scramble at River Cliff Golf Course. Saturday, August 19, 3:00 p.m. tour of SJCC and St. Joe Elementary, 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church, dinner following at Crystal Arbors. Sunday, Aug 20, 10:00 a.m. brunch at The Moose Lodge. Contact Paula Daniel 419-447-7794 or Judy Weickert firstname.lastname@example.org. Class of 1961 Saturday, September 9, 4:30 Mass at St. Joseph Church, 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Fremont Country Club. Contact Connie Coleman at 419-332-1386. Class of 1966 Saturday, August 5, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fremont Yacht Club. Contact Tim Hoffman at 419-334-3172. Class of 1971 Saturday, July 22, Information was mailed. Contact Rose Herb email@example.com or Mike Chudzinski 419332-1063. Class of 1976 Saturday, August 12, at Crystal Arbors. Contact Ken Kusmer firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Hotz email@example.com. Class of 1981 Friday, November 24, at the Fremont Yacht Club. More info to come. Contact Mike Reardon 419-332-2606 (H), 332-2500 (W), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grad writes, directs, and stars in film
Class of 1986 Saturday, July 8, 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church, 6:00 p.m. cocktails and 7:00 p.m. dinner at the Fremont Yacht Club. Contact Sandy Jett at email@example.com or 419-547-6451. Class of 1996 Saturday, August 5, at The Depot in Fremont. Go to the website www.geocities.com/sjccclass of 1996 for more information. Addresses needed for Danielle (Frey) Chambers, Pablo Catala, Mark Gillenwater, Nick Hafford, Nancy Luna, Katherine (Harris) Mendoza, Mike Murray, Margaux Printy, Christina (Mendoza) Ramirez, Kizzie Schluchter, Nathan Ward, Maria (Alcala) Coger, Angie Smith, Jason Pollick, Adam Gill, Beth Burns, Doug Abdoo. Submit addresses to sjccclass of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars for:
Why the Envelope?
SJCC Booster Sponsored St. Casimir Golabki Dinner Thursday, Sept. 21 at the St. Ann Parish Hall
SJCC relies on the generosity of individuals to help ease the cost of private education. Twice a year we insert an envelope for your convenience and hope that you consider SJCC in your charitable giving. This is also a wonderful opportunity to specify if there is a special area of interest you would like to support. We assure you that we direct all gifts to the appropriate area.
More info to follow. Contact Jim Ronski, 334-3992 or John Lauer, 332-0178
SJCC MAKING NEWS
Hull-Gonya game feed benefits schools By Brittni Darke
The SJCC Gonya-Hull Trophy Fund was given $9,500 in January as its share of the 2006 Hull-Gonya Game Feed proceeds. The same amount was given to the Christopher S. Hull Fremont Ross Athletic Awards Foundation Fund. Benefactors Charlie Gonya (’61) and Dr. Chuck Hull organized their first game feed 30 years ago with 12 people in attendance. This year close to 500 hunters statewide and several from surrounding states participated in the annual event held at Gonya’s farm on County Road 174. “We started the trophy funds around 1999 because we wanted to eliminate some of the schools’ financial problems,” said Gonya. To date the SJCC Gonya-Hull Trophy Fund has over $60,000 in it. The game feed is free and open to area hunters who share a love of the sport. About 50 volunteers assist in cleaning the barn before and after the event in addition to setting up equipment and helping cut up meat, said Gonya.
Game Feed Donors A.W. Automotive LLC American Auto Sales Anderson Farm Center B.W.B. Heating and Air Baker-Bonningson Realty & Auctioneers Beck Supplier/ Friendship Food Stores Al Boedecker Bill Rusch & Sons Plumbing & Heating Jeff A. Bowling Bowlus Trucking Co. Art Bucci Bud’s Tavern C & W Auto Supply Co. Cloverleaf Stables Country Springs Farmers Coop Crown Battery Mfg. Co. George Dabrunz Gary Deshelter Dave Eckhart Fremont Plastic Mold, Ltd. Dewilton Genzman Gibbs Equipment Gries Seed Farm, Inc. Happy Days Boating Harris Seed Hasselbach Meats Heineman Distributing Jason Hull Joe Haggerty & Jason Sparks Izaak Walton League King Industries Chris Kiser Keith Kralik
Legendz Luc Ice, Inc. North Bay Nursery Terese M. Peters Pioneer Seed Root’s Poultry Schneider Carpet Cleaners Sheets Supply Smith Automotive Smith Crane Service Peter E. Spieldenner Streacker Tractor Sales Keith Stutzman Tackle Box II The Depot The Kielbasa Man Van Ness’s Time Out Sports Bar Veh & Son Furniture W. R. Hunt Cub Weickert Ins. Agency Whitey’s Diner Willies Sales & Service Willis & Sons Excavation Woleslagel Moving U-New Tent Rental World Fitness and Tanning John Wukie John T. Yeager Mike Zelms Zimmerman Paint Contractors
The men arrive around 4:30 p.m. and don’t leave until 11 p.m., he said. Some of the food is prepared ahead of time and some is deep fried during the course of the evening. Many hunters bring animals and fowl common to the area like deer, rabbit, pheasant and duck while others bring elk, antelope, and alligator, Gonya said. A raffle is conducted during the course of the
evening and two shotguns and half a beef are auctioned off as grand prizes, according to Gonya. “Both Doc and I can’t get over the generosity of some of these guys who help out and donate door prizes,” said Gonya. Principal Mike Gabel also appreciates the generosity of the people who attend this event. “I am very grateful for the money they have donated to the school’s athletic program,” he said. “Their contributions have helped greatly with our awards program.”
Lauer returns to Vietnam after 35 years Exerpts from The News-Messenger & Jill Fick
A little more than 35 years ago on April 21, John Lauer was thrilled to be escaping the war in Vietnam and returning home to his friends and family. Last month Lauer and his wife Alison headed to Vietnam where he served his country for two years. They spent 18 days traveling the land with a Toledo, OH group consisting largely of other veterans. Lauer’s curiosity drove him to return to Vietnam.. He did not return for therapeutic reasons, and he can understand why some veterans of the war have no desire to return. He wanted to see what had become of the country where he spent his life in 1970 and 1971. His wife Alison wanted to share in her husband’s past and understand what he went through. The two were married only a month before he was drafted. Lauer contacted a Toledo organization call the D.O.V.E. (Development of Vietnam Endeavors). For the past six years or more the group has raised money and traveled to Vietnam to complete community service projects such as building schools or improving sewer and water systems. Although poverty is still rampant in Vietnam, there are signs of improvement. Small businesses are beginning to sprout up along highways that were barren when Lauer last saw them. Both the Lauers passed out numerous supplies, including candy as well as hats and pens from the Fremont Credit Union (where John is the board president). The children were thrilled with the small gifts. “They’re so poor and they don’t have anything,” Alison said. “They were still so happy with the gifts and they had such big bright smiles.” Food was an adventure, especially in some areas where there was concern that the same water used to cook food or wash dishes was also used to dispose of waste. The water was boiled, but the Lauers remained skeptical. Ali-
son Lauer said she often opted for simple rice and soy sauce instead. John ate everything from whole fish to octopus and squid. Since they didn’t get a chance to visit the army base where John was stationed, the couple plan to make a return trip within the next few years. At that time they would like to also visit Cambodia. “They’ve made a lot of advances and things have gotten better there,” John said. “They still have a long way to go though. But there are some beautiful places there.”
Sophomores Ohio Graduation Test Scores In SJCC scores highest in area! (Students must pass OGT in order to graduate)
Juniors** Sophomores Reading: 100% 100% Writing: 100% 100% Mathematics: 100% 97% Social Studies: 100% 93% Science: 99% 89% **Current juniors were the first class required to take the test and took it during the spring of their sophomore year
Congratulations students, parents, faculty & staff!
Thank you.... Spader Freight Services, Inc. for sponsoring the tee shirts for the 5th & 6th Grade Student/Parent Day Consolite Corp. for donating the no smoking decals for the school building Thank you to everyone else who might not be mentioned. SJCC appreciates the support from so many individuals and businesses.
PAGE 5 2006 Alumni Basketball Games Friday, November 17 Two games comprised of alumni from 19851993 and 1994-2001. Anyone interested in playing can contact Jeff Radde at 937-780-4869 or email@example.com. There will be a $15 fee to join to help cover the cost of the team shirts.
Attention All Alumni Band Members Mark your calendars for this year’s 2006 Homecoming events: Saturday, September 30 The Alumni and Friends Association will be recognizing all alumni who played in the band. Those attending are invited to be on a float in the parade (or play an instrument during the parade). All alumni band members will be introduced before the football game at the stadium. Those interested can perform at pregame & half-time. Everyone is invited to the Alumni and Friends Association Homecoming Party after the game. Spread the word to fellow band members. A letter will be forthcoming in the fall. **If you are interested in playing at the football game, please contact Bill Burkett and he will send you sheet music and information. We would love to have you participate. firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations Needed for Band Uniforms The SJCC Marching Band is bursting at the seams! We will have 30 members in the band this coming school year. We are currently working on a fundraiser to help with the cost of new uniforms since at the present time we do not have enough for a band this size. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Pam & Tom Luc Music Boosters *Checks can be made out to SJCC Music and sent to SJCC in care of Kathy Boukissen
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 #:_________________________
SJCC SPECIAL EVENTS Cleveland Browns Concessions Fundraiser Continues thanks to Keys & Estrada Organizers Lisa Keys and Andrea Estrada are looking for volunteers to work during the Browns games this fall in the SJCC concession stand in the stadium. In the past several years, this fundraiser has raised $15,000 annually. The current monies are being used toward handicap accessibility for the school. Cleveland area alumni & friends are more than welcome to help work the stand! If you are interested in hearing more about the fundraiser, please contact Lisa at 419-333-0315 or Andrea at 419-334-9279.
Calendar August 24 Freshman Orientation, a.m. Teacher In-Service, p.m. 29 First Day of Classes; Dismissal 1:45 September 1 Benediction 20 Honors Mass 25 Open House - 7:00 p.m. 29 Homecoming Mass/Assembly 30 Homecoming Game Alumni & Friends Assoc. Party October 1 Homecoming Dance 2 Faculty Retreat - No Classes 13 Grandparents/ Scholarship Recognition Day 21 Parents Night/Senior Night Mass 27 & 29 Fall Play
CEDF “309” Reverse Raffle Friday Night Event! Friday, November 10
Prizes given out every 10th number !
Join us for the 14th Annual “309” Reverse Raffle which features a two-year lease on a 2008 car from Baumann Auto Group or a cash prize of $10,000. You make the choice when you win! Purchase your ticket before, September 30, 2006, to be entered in our Early Bird Drawing for $100 gift certificates from Beck Supplies/Friendship Food Stores. Don’t delay, send your check today with the form below. Sales are limited to 300 tickets. The odds of winning are 1:309 – much better than the Ohio lottery – and you will be supporting the education of students at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School now and in the future. The dinner party at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed on Friday, November 10, begins with a cash bar at 6:00, followed by a prime rib dinner for two at 7:00. The raffle follows dinner and we’re hoping you will be able to join us for an evening of fun! You do not need to be present to win (it’s more fun if you are), but you DO need a ticket! For more information, contact Sue Berryman or myself at 419-332-5124. Thank you for supporting the Catholic Education Development Fund. We look forward to seeing you November 10! Kathy Boukissen CEDF Executive Director Please send in the clip-out form and mail in with your check _____ Yes, I’d like to attend the dinner & raffle - $150.00
$_________ (includes dinner for 2) ______ No, I can’t attend but I’d like a raffle ticket - $130.00 $_________ ______ I cannot attend but I’d like to make a donation to CEDF $_________ Total Enclosed $_________ *****Please make checks payable to CEDF***** mail to: P.O. Box 1302, Fremont, OH 43420 Name_______________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________ Phone_______________________________________________________
PAGE 6 From Director of Development Kathy (Reineck) Boukissen “A Catholic education is an advantage for life” What a wonderful quote that was shared with me by Millie Meyer, wife of alumnus, Tony Meyer ‘57, in a conversation we had a couple of months ago. She and Tony live in California
Weickerts create new named endowed fund By Amanda Babione
Judy (Tight ’56) and Ken Weickert have developed a new type of named endowed fund that is nestled in The “Light of Christ” Faculty and Staff Endowment. A named endowed fund means that the fund carries an individual or family name and can be added to over the years. “The Weickert Family Endowed Fund” was established in January by the Weickerts with a $10,000 donation. “What a wonderful idea Judy and Ken had to help SJCC in our effort to secure quality faculty and staff for generations to come,” said SJCC director of development Kathy Boukissen. “Their initiative of a Named Endowed Fund to The “Light of Christ” Faculty and Staff Endowment was not only very generous, but they also gave their children a vehicle to use for future gifts such as, Christmas, birthdays, and other specials occasions,” she said. Judy Weickert, a member of the SJCC Scholarship Committee, saw first-hand how the Named Endowed Scholarship Funds assisted students who wouldn’t be able to attend SJCC without financial support. She decided to investigate the possibility of establishing a similar fund for faculty and staff. “I truly believe in Catholic education as a graduate of St. Joe myself and having our four sons all graduate from SJCC. We presently have grandchildren at SJCC – a senior and a sophomore – and three in St. Joe Grade School,” said Weickert. The interest from this fund will be used to help bring SJCC faculty and staff salaries in line with public school teachers’ salaries, said Boukissen. They are presently at 80 percent of their counterpart’s salaries. Boukissen hopes others follow the Weickerts lead and consider a Named Endowed Fund. The minimum monetary donation/pledge to establish this fund is $10,000.
SJCC DEVELOPMENT and they sent their children to Catholic schools. Catholic schools never profess to be “perfect”. They do, however, afford the opportunity to discuss and teach christianity and morals that give every child an advantage in dealing with what life has in store for them. I have personally witness the effects of these “advantages”. Many of our alumni are out in the world making a difference. Their education has prompted them to be God-driven in their acts of generosity. As we end another school year and look forward to a new year with incoming freshmen, I would like to personally thank all of
you who help SJCC touch the lives of our future generation. In closing, you will see that we have many special events coming up; the golf outing, homecoming party, CEDF Reverse Raffle, and the alumni basketball game. I hope you can find the time to join us. Many of these do help raise money, but they also are alot of fun and help us all stay connected. Keep in touch....I learn so much from all of you! Kathy email@example.com / 419-332-5124
The “Light of Christ” Faculty and Staff Endowment What is The “Light of Christ” Faculty and Staff Endowment? This endowmment addresses salary and benefits for personnel and strives to provide fair and just wages and benefits commensurate with their profession, education, experience and responsibilities.
A Living Tree is displayed in the school hallway next to the gym, soon to be located in the hallway next to the development offices, recognizing donors in the gift division catagories. The goal of the Faculty/Staff Endowment is to raise $3 million. This amount would bring SJCC salaries to 100% of the public school system. Through the generous donations from the Annual Fund Drive, individuals, reunion classes, memorials and associations, the endowment has to date received over $631,000 in pledges and gifts. The SJCC faculty and staff would like to thank everyone for their commitment to Catholic Education.
Gift Giving Divisions Honorary Doctorate Doctorate Tom and Phyllis Kiser Specialist Annual Fund Drives Vincent and Wilma Darr Tim and Sandy Paradiso Master Bob and Charline Moyer Ralph and Dolores Schade Bachelor Don and Jane Paul Dr. Howard and Kay Stierwalt Weickert Family Endowed Fund Founded by: Ken Weickert and Judy Weickert Associate In Memory of Monsignor Arnoldi Chris and Mary Knight Knight-Baldwin Charitable Fund, Inc. In Memory of Mildred (Hoffman) Nieset Ed and Mary Ann Streacker In Memory of Archibold Thomas Principal Ethel Burkett Mr. and Mrs. Harry Coe III In Memory of Florence Chudzinski Gary and Ruth Chudzinski Jerry and Rosie Freeh In Memory of Gertrude Garvin Brian and Brandi Hoffman In Memory of George and Mary Hotz KeyBank Randy and Judy (Reineck) Koebel Mr. Lawrence Kramer Mr. Robert Meyers
In Memory of Joe Overmyer In Memory of Sam Picciuto Mr. and Mrs. Denis Rectenwald In Memory of Ralph Schade Mr. and Mrs. Vince Snyder In Memory of Marilyn (Busold) Sondergaard In Memory of Neal and Ruth Waggoner Don and Muriel Wagner’s 25th Wedding Anniversary Tim and Lilly Walters John “Jack” Yeager Educator BP/John and Alison Lauer Brush Wellman, Inc. - Matching Gifts Mr. and Mrs. Dan Chudzinski Class of 1949 Class of 1965 Connie (Hoffman) Doolittle In Memory of E. Michael Fey Jean (Yeager) Girz In Memory of Paul E. Godfred Mr. James P. Gottron The Hartford Matching Gift Fund In Memory of Willard Hershey In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Hrupcho KeyBank - Fremont Bernard and Jean Leite In Memory of Marcia (Maier) Liwaj In Memory of Eugene Mehling Eugene and Coletta Miller In Honor of their Wedding, Tony and Ruthann (Mayle) Ruggiero In Memory of Herb Schell Dr. and Mrs. Nelson Smith In Honor of Mr. Donald E. Wagner’s 80th Birthday Tom “Spud” Yeager
SJCC DEVELOPMENT Recognizing Gifts
---------------------------------MEMORIALS--------------------------------- ------------------Designated Gifts-----------------The “Light of Christ” Faculty & Staff Endowment Muriel Wagner* M/M Glenn Saller Joe Overmyer* The Hartford Matching Gift Naderer Sports Complex Trees Ruth Ackerman* Ray Ackerman Bob Ackerman M/M Ken Ackerman M/M Jim Beier M/M Rob Boukissen M/M Dave Burns M/M John Caputo M/M Tom Carmack Peggy Celek M/M John Cronin & Family Genevieve Drorbek M/M Ken Gabel M/M Mike Gabel M/M Norman Gabel M/M Thomas Gabel Jake Gonya M/M Tom Harman Rita Hershey Norma Hoffman M/M Ron House M/M Randy Koebel & Family M/M John Lauer M/M Tom Leite M/M Jack Mayle M/M Mike Mayle M/M Steve Mayle & Family M/M Doug Pearson Jerry Porczak M/M Dick Reineck Rody Reineck M/M Joseph Ruble M/M Larry Schmersal Pat Spieldenner Tom Steinbauer M/M Tom Swint M/M Jerry Wasserman Kent Weickert Mike Weickert M/M Jim Yeager M/M Tom Yellstrom Window Club Walt & Bert Sneider* M/M Tom Sneider
Ron and Jeanne Kerr Scholarship Fund Russell Gonya* M/M Joseph Gottron Jeanne Kerr M/M Roy Wilhelm Window Club and Trophy Fund Russell Gonya* M/M Eugene Babione M/M Jim Beier M/M Donald Bench M/M Franklin Bender Mike Binsack M/M Edwin Brugger Buhrow’s Inc. Ethel Burkett Irvin Burmeister M/M Raymond Darr Grover Dowell M/M Tom Drusback M/M Ted Ehrman Barbara Gates M/M Charlie Gonya M/M Curt Gonya M/M Gerry Gonya M/M Mike Gonya M/M Jason Gonya M/M Tom Gottron M/M Roger Haynes M/M Jay Hensley Donna Jean Hesselbart M/M Andy Klisz M/M Bryan Knepper Annette Kupka M/M Bob Kupka M/M Dave Kupka M/M Jason Kupka M/M John Lauer Leona Laurer Betty Lehman M/M Charles Lenhart M/M Loren Linder M/M Roger Lorensen Lynn, Linda & Jeffrey Martin M/M Jack Mayle M/M Bob Nitkiewicz M/M David Nofz M/M Pete Ochs Jean Overmyer M/M Dean Pfefferle M/M Fred Recktenwald M/M Ron Rodenhauser M/M Steve Spieldenner St. Bonore Family M/M Ed Streacker Janet Weasner
M/M Fred Weickert Ken Weickert Kent Weickert Michael Weickert M/M Bob Wilhelm M/M Bill Yeager Jack Yeager M/M Jim Yeager
Building Facilities M/M Willie Mosser M/M Jack Rich Handicap Accessibility Class of 1946 Rose Boukissen M/M Roman Fisher M/M Jerry Freeh M/M Del Rauch M/M Don Snyder Sr. Margaret Marie Wagner
Mary Rettig-Irish Center for Language Arts and Journalism Mary Irish* Robert Mosebar Jeannie Wetherill
Mock Trial M/M David Ebner
SJCC Tennis Nelson Musch* M/M Tony Guisasola Mrs. Anna Knisely M/M Dan Knisely Jenny Knisely M/M Mike Knisely Scott Knisely Tom Knisely Elizabeth Pietrykowski M/M Jack Wobser M/M Jim Wood Dorothy Yager
Development Office SJCC Alumni and Friends Association
Undesignated Ruth Ackerman* M/M James Hammer
Undesignated Patricia Huston Class of 1954 M/M Keith Partee
Edward Dorobek* M/M Kenneth Gabel M/M Norman Gabel M/M John Lauer Barbara Schmidt Thomas Steinbauer
Keyboard Fund M/M Steve Overholt Music Department Novartis Corp-Matching Gift 300 Club M/M Kenneth Darr
Window Club M/M Albert Cook Class of 1956 Sally Blackburn M/M Edward Daniel M/M Robert Mayle M/M Thomas Sneider M/M Louis Vacca M/M Terry Wurzel Class of 1961 Class of 1965 Dale Haslinger M/M Jay Held M/M George Hollingsworth M/M John Lauer M/M Bernard Malinowski Judy Miller Martha Palmer Mike Rhodes M/M Carl Schell Patricia Thude M/M Robert Valenzuela M/M Mike Whittaker M/M David Young Class of 1971 Sara Brenot M/M Robert Eshleman Barbara Gundy Victor Rich Joanne Young
Catholic Education Development Fund (CEDF)
Russell Gonya* M/M James Hammer Keith Hill* Ellouise Kramb Mildred Nieset* M/M James Hammer Helen Schneider* M/M James Hammer Roy Yellstrom* M/M Norman Gabel M/M Tom Rich Adeline Rimelspach M/M William Rimelspach M/M Thomas Swint M/M Al Wise
Mary Barrington Annabelle Fisher M/M Gary Godfred Mercedes Keating Larry Kramer M/M Ken Myers Tom Ochs M/M George Pickett M/M Gerard Shondell Louise Stout Virginia Valle Clara Wesolek George Widman
Memorials Betty Meyer* M/M Anthony Meyer Dr/M Richard Ellinger Matthew Swint* Class of ‘79 M/M Joel Marquis M/M Bob Wilhelm Jeanne Freeh-Wade* M/M James Freeh Ruth Rimelspach Harrison
For more information on donations, memorials, The “Light of Christ” Faculty & Staff Endowment, CEDF, scholarships, planned giving, annuities, bequests, etc. contact Kathy Boukissen, 419-332-5124
SJCC MILESTONES Little Streaks from the stork
**Jake Dean, son of Jamie (Hamons ‘94) and Chris Nickel **Danielle Ashley, daughter of Denise and Scott Cook ‘87 **Grant Reed, son Gretchen (Wonderly ‘88) and Herman Mies **Jake Steven, Melissa (Dickman ‘90) and Steve Kelbley ‘91 **Claira Grace, daughter of Sara and Brian Celek ‘95 **Alejandro Manuel, son of Erin (Huss ‘96) and Chris Gomez **Lauren Louise, daughter of Angela (O’Neal ‘93) and Troy Ritzman **Carson Lydia, daughter of Jennifer (Yundt ‘88) and Rodney Conover **Vincent Lee, son of Angela (Rizzardi ‘94) and Jason Lee Crum
**O’Connor Daniel, son of Laura and Ken Wilhelm ‘88 **Colin James, son of Amy (Wilhelm ‘91) and James Schaeffer ‘89 **Brynn Isabelle, daughter of Marianne and Steve Nehls ‘97
Weddings **Kim Roberts ‘00 and Johnathan Sander **Brenda Wasserman ‘00 and Eric Peiffer ‘95
Anniversaries 50th Ann (Scheuer ‘53) and Jim Millar 50th Sally (Darr ‘54) and Robert Wilhelm
Deaths **Russell Gonya ‘31 **Anna Rose (Kehn) Cole ‘33 **Mildred (Hoffman) Nieset ‘34 **Betty (Keck) Meyer ‘38 **Jeanne (Freeh) Wade ‘39 **Ruth Bundschuh Biehler (classmate of ‘41) **Ruth (Mayle) Ackerman ‘57 **Matthew Swint ‘79 We’re always looking for feature stories or guest columnists. Please contact Kathy at 419-332-5124 if you have any ideas. **Please note** Most items submitted for The Voice must be sent three-four weeks prior to its mailing. Anything coming in after the deadline will be put in the next issue.
----------------------------------------------Achievements/Updates---------------------------------------------Marla (Stout) Overholt ‘75 has taken a new position at Blessed John XXII Parish in Northern Wood County as the Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation. The parish was just named in July of 2005. Daniel Powers ‘78, childrens book illustrator/author, has been hired as professor of illustration by the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA (www.scad.edu) Tracy (Haubert) Hushour ‘88 was inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honorary society for adult students. She is currently a junior at Heidelberg College majoring in middle childhood education. Keri Peiffer ‘02 graduated from Ohio University cum laude with a degree in psychology and will be attending Kent State for her masters in June. Brian Harman ‘98 was recently promoted to regional development director for the American Cancer Society, North Region in Cleveland, OH. He was previously executive director of the Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake County Office. Jeremy Velliquette ‘97, who attends Mount Union, won two individual events at the OAC Championship track meet, was on the winning distance medley relay team and won the men’s most outstanding indoor track athlete award for 2006. He placed 6th in the mile and the distance medley relay team at the NCAA 2006 Division III Indoor Track Champtionship. Jeremy earned the All-American award which is given to the top 8 finishers in each event. Sandra (Lee) Wise ‘70 and MaryAnne (Babione) Stanley ‘70 met Natalie Wise ‘98 in Beijing, China in February. Natalie is a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching English in Lanzhou, China. MaryAnn is Natalie’s godmother and works for an international landscaping firm with an office in Bejing. They visited many sites including the Great Wall.
Nadine Wise ‘01 is doing an internship at the Legislative Services Commission in Columbus, OH at the state house. She is working in the Communications Dept. Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards presented in January: Kevin “Jake” Fisher ‘72 for the Distinguished Service Award, and Gary Logsdon ‘63 for the Youth Asset Development Award Ben Miller ('03) currently majoring in philosophy and sociology at Bowling Green State University, recently presented at The Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium held in South Carolina. His paper was "accepted with great honor" and a new topic -"Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Constructionism" was created to accommodate his work. Miller's paper was a refutation of "The Social Construction of Reality" a book by Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann. His presentation was praised for excellence in argument. David Bertsch ‘84 received his Black Belt in Shorinji Kempo Karate in April. The Black Belt was presented by Sensei David Pettus at the Karate School of Emply Hand Art in Charleston, S.C. David resides in Charleston. Vince Swint ‘48 accepted the Fremont Exchange Club’s Golden Deeds Award along with Tom Horvath on behalf of the Fremont VFW Post #2947 Thanksgiving Dinner Committee. Vince was instrumental in starting the program in 1986. David Rusch ‘61 and wife Christine celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in December ‘05. They have three children and one grandchild. David is director of analytical service for Ash Stevens, Inc., a pharmaceutical systems research and development company in Detroit and Riverview, MI. Dr. David Boyle ‘66, director of the Spacecraft Technology Center and the Space Engineering Institute in the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, was honored in April with
the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering’s Distinguished Alumni Award. David is founder and current director of the Spacecraft Technology Center at Texas A&M University. He and his wife Anne have two children and live in College Station, TX. Bob Molyet ‘79 was awarded Coach of the Year in April at Jesuit College Prep High School in Dallas, TX. Bob was one of 40 coaches nominated and the school enrolls 1,100 boys. He is head freshman football coach, head varsity track coach, and assistant athletic director. Bradley Van Dorn ‘04 graduated in April from The San Diego Golf Academy of the South in Orlando, FL. He is currently the assistant golf professional at Catawba Island Club, Catawba, OH. Kurt Loudy, ‘98 graduated in April from The University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science-software engineering and a bachelor of arts-video game design. This summer Kurt will be working at UAT fulfilling his internship requirement. He will do programming for their website along with taking more advanced computer programming classes. Henry Valle ‘70 was inducted into the Vanguard Career Center Alumni Hall of Fame at its Senior Recognition Ceremony at Terra Community College. Valle is president of Style Crest Products in Fremont, OH. He is participating in the Harvard Business School Owners Presidents program and will complete the program in March 2007. Craig Homan ‘02 graduated magna cum laude in May from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of science degree. He is working in Canton, OH as a programmer for Synergy Data Systems, Inc., an organization which provides consultation of information technology.
Alumnus accepts call from God to priesthood ......at the age of 62 Denis O’Shaughnessy ‘57 firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been asked to share with you what on earth I’m up to and why. While married to my wife Kathleen for 29 years, we raised four lovely children, and moved 11 times (including three years in England). We were both products of Catholic education, which we valued highly and made a priority for our children as well. We tried hard to keep our Catholic faith at the center of our lives. Like most couples, we had our challenges. With the hustle and bustle of a rapidly changing culture, the tidal wave of materialism broke over, not only our children, but Kathy and I, our friends, and families as well. Kathy, after our 25th anniversary, began a five year battle with breast, lung, and ovarian cancer followed by two brain tumor surgeries. In 1991, six days after our youngest daughter’s high school graduation, Kathy died. Often I would try to put myself in her place and try to empathize with what she must feel. I would consider what good had I done with my life and what good had I avoided doing, because of “worldly busyness” or preoccupation with personal and business concerns. When Kathy became ill, I began going to daily Mass, praying
Student Mike Hrupcho encourages Theresa Miller to make a bid on an item
The “Jewel of the Nile” Catholic Schools Dinner Auction raised over $120,000! All Catholic schools in Sandusky County benefit from this large fundraiser. Representatives from each school and parish serve on the committee.
for a miracle, and after her death, in acceptance of God’s will, I felt compelled to continue to stay as close to God as possible by receiving him in daily Eucharist. I re-ordered my priorities and my relationship with God became primary, with special attention to His social commandment to love all others as God loves us, and as we love ourselves. I worked for GM 11 more years. As I discerned what to do with the gift of life and good health I had been granted, I sifted all possibilities through this criterion: “Will this draw me closer to God?” I prayed constantly to discern God’s will for me. When I retired at 62, I felt a strong call to the priesthood that I had been wrestling with, on and off, for several years, always dismissing it in feeling myself neither qualified nor worthy. I was told by a Diocesan official that the Cardinal was not interested in any one my age, (a bad investment I guess.) Next I turned to the Cistercian Monastery, in Gethsemani, KY., and was told their age limit was 50. After explaining that I was “not as old as I am”, was in good health, and in fact, run-
ning the Chicago Marathon in one month, I was given further scrutiny and accepted. Ironically, I was told I had to wait seven years in the monastery before I would be considered for the priesthood, and, almost simultaneously, I heard from the Bishop in Gaylord, MI., who accepted me for his Diocese and would sponsor me for the Seminary. The Mass and the true presence of Christ in Holy Communion became the center of my life, giving me spiritual strength and material balance. To be called by God, even though “late in the 4th quarter,” and given the opportunity to prove myself worthy, is a great source of excitement for me; worthy to, in a mystical way at Mass, represent Christ in His perpetual sacrificial redemption, for the salvation of us all. I feel honored and humbled to be called, as all priests and bishops are, to be a servant to my fellow women and men, and in some small way, become an instrument for God’s will to draw all souls to Him for eternity. Two down and two years to go until, God willing, my ordination in June of 2008.
Five exchange students experience school year at SJCC Dear Mr. Gabel, On behalf of our students, local representatives, and Boston staff, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone at SJCC for your support and help with our EF exchange students this year. Our local coordinator, Tina Novotney, has raved about SJCC’s tremendous environment the school provides for our exchange students. When informing students of their placement at SJCC we can honestly tell them that they will have every chance to succeed academically and socially at their new American high school, because of its friendly and supportive reputation. Your school, administration, and student body have gone above and beyond the call of duty for our students time and again, from your work with our struggling students, to the welcoming nature of your student body, to your incorporating new students into the school at difficult times. We feel privileged to share a strong relationship with SJCC and look forward to many more years of sharing our students’ experiences with your school. Please accept this atlas as a token of our appreciation for all the work you do with both our exchange students and the students fortunate enough to attend your high school. I cannot think of a school more dedicated to providing its exchange students with the experience of a lifetime, one that gives them a new outlook on the U.S. and the world. EF Foundation for Foreign Study Toby Guevin Gretchen Earle
Above: Girls enjoy looking at their digital cameras during pre-prom picture taking L-R Aika (Japan), Madeleine (Sweden) Isabelle (Germany) Below: Diana (Italy) & Alejandro (Venequela)
Donate your used cell phone & ink jet cartridges! We found a unique way to raise money at NO cost to you! Just donate your used cell phone(s) and ink jet cartridge(s). Your used cell phone(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations or refurbished and sold. 100% of the proceeds will help fund our operating costs, which will in turn help keep tuition affordable for everyone.
We will have a box in the Development Office (downstairs across from the cafeteria) that you can drop your items in. We can’t except phone accessories, laser or toner cartridges. (TIP: If the cartridge is larger than the palm of your hand it is not an ink jet cartridge). Please spread the word to friends and family…….we greatly appreciate your support!
Spring Sports Wrap-up Softball
The SJCC baseball team finished 7-3 in the The SJCC softball team finished the 2006 campaign with a 20-6 record, setting the school MAL, tied for 3rd place after losing to Calvert record for wins. The team finished 2nd in the 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning. The MAL at 9-1, and bowed out of the tournament game was a continuation of the original game, which was called because of rain three weeks in the district final in a 7-4 loss to Mohawk. Some season highlights include a 2-1 10- earlier. Calvert also ended the Streaks’ tournament run with a 7-3 loss in the inning victory over district semifinal. Old Fort in the secDespite a disappointing finish tional final and a 2-0 in which they lost three of their win over Calvert in last four games, the team finished the district semifinal higher than they were picked in in which Streaks sethe MAL, went 18-10 overall and nior pitcher Alyssa had plenty of highlights, includDickman tossed a ing knocking off state-ranked no-hitter. It was her Montpelier 5-4 earlier in the seasecond no-hitter this son. season. Coach Rick Barbour was Dickman led Bill District Runner-up Award named league Coach of the Year Bork’s squad on the mound, going 17-5 with a 1.35 ERA and 124 and senior Cory Swaisgood and junior Cody strikeouts in 140 innings. Dickman also led Crockett were named 1st Team MAL. Juniors the team with a .463 batting average (4th in the Grant Barbour and Anthony Rusher were selected for 2nd Team MAL, and MAL). Senior Jamie Bork batted .457 and led the senior Adam Coleman MAL with 19 stolen bases. Junior Megan received Honorable Boukissen batted .430. Bork, Boukissen and Mention honors. Swaisgood led the Dickman all tied for second in the league with 37 hits each. Junior Alison Chuzinski led the team with a .381 averMAL in RBIs with 34, was second with 9 age with Rusher close behind at .381. Sophodoubles, and batted .321. As a team, the Lady Streaks led the MAL more Darek Hilty led with a .348 average, 28 points higher than the the Streaks with six home runs and 30 RBIs. next team, and hits with 244. Coach Bork was named MAL Coach of the Rusher was second in Year, and Dickman and Jamie Bork were named the MAL with 40 runs 1st Team MAL. Boukissen earned 2nd Team while leading the team MAL honors, and Chudzinski was named Hon- with 40 hits. Grant BarAdam Coleman bour led the MAL with orable Mention. four triples. On the mound, Crockett had a 6-4 record and a 3.48 ERA and junior Matt Kwiatkowski went 4-1 with a 3.76 ERA.
Boys Tennis The tennis team ended their season 5-7. Their five wins were over Oak Harbor, Rossford, Crestline (2) and Edison. They finished 4th in the Northwest Ohio Catholic Schools Tournament and 8th in the Port Clinton Doubles Tournament. At the awards banquet, the top singles player and MVP was junior Eric Barbour , top doubles team and captain awards went to George Hossler and Mike Hrupcho, most improved player went to Mike Wagner, and Nick Ackerman received the top newcomer award. The team was coached by Scott Knisely. Nick Wobser was the assistant coach.
Senior pole vaulter Aaron Lewis and junior sprinter Molly Wise (400m dash) both qualified for the State Track and Field Championships with second-place finishes at regionals. At State, Lewis placed 4th with a vault height of 13’6” and Wise placed 5th running 58.49 seconds. “It was really an exciting atmosphere to be a part of and I hope to be back next year with other teammates and relay teams,” said Wise. Lewis broke the school record in pole vaulting with 13’9”. The record was previously held by Mike Paeth (‘93) with 13’3”. Another school record was broken by junior Emily Overmyer in the Lewis 4th at State discus. She threw a 131’3”. That record was held by Brenda (Wasserman) Peiffer (‘00) at 118’. The girls team finished 4th at the MAL meet, with Wise winning the 400m dash, placing second in the 100m and 200m and leading the 4x400 relay team to a third place finish. Juniors Dana Culbert, Sondra Beaschler and Jenny Kusmer were also on the relay team. Junior Overmyer took third in the discus and sophomore Kathy Gutschalk was league champ in the pole vault. Coach Paul Grahl was also named MAL Girls Coach of the Year. At the district meet, the Wise 5th at State girls finished 2nd as a team, led by three relay teams – 4x800 (4th), 4x100 (4th), 4x400 (2nd) — that qualified for regionals. Wise also qualified in the 400m (1st) and 200m (1st), Overmyer in the discus (3rd) and Gutschalk in pole vault (3rd). The boys finished 5th in the MAL, with senior Andrew Adams winning the 110m hurdles, Lewis finishing second in both the 100m dash and pole vault, and senior Drew Dudley taking second in the 800m run. At the district meet, Adams took third, senior Kyle Stierwalt and Dudley finished first and second in the 800m, and Lewis took second in the pole vault.
PAGE 11 Dorobek; teacher, coach, employer Longtime coach and 1939 St. Joseph alumnus Edward J. “Brownie” Dorobek, age 86 died March 14, 2006 at the Bethesda Care Center with his wife and family at his bedside. While attending St. Joe, he played football, basketball, and was a member of the first Crimson Streak football team. Dorobek coached 19 years at St. Joe where he served as an assistant and defensive football coach with Bob Smith and Joe Kuzma. He helped guide the 1958 Streaks to the school’s first undefeated season. He was also the head baseball coach and coached the reserve basketball team. Brownie taught algebra and geometry at St. Joe where he stressed the importance of education. During summer breaks, he painted houses for over 40 years and was able to provide summer employment for other younger teachers and former students. “I suspect that most of us have individuals that have had a positive influence in our lives. In my case, Brownie Dorobek was such an individual. Brownie was not only my coach and teacher, but also my employer. In each of his roles, teacher, coach, and employer, he instilled different attributes in me. As a math teacher it was the need to solve problems in logical manner. As a coach it was to be aggressive and tough no matter how big the opposition might be. And as an employer he taught me to give a full day’s work for a day’s pay. In all of his roles, he also instilled in me that what goes around comes around. Brownie definitely had a positive influence on my life, as I am sure he did on many St. Joe graduates,” said Lou Mayle ‘57.
“Brownie had a special warmth that was disguised in his manners as tough but not for one second did I not feel he cared for and was being totally honest with me. A very loyal and dedicated guy,” said Fritz Eder ‘52. Upon retiring from coaching and leaving St. Joe in 1966, Brownie taught another 18 years at Eisenhower Junior High School in Oregon, OH, ending his teaching career in 1985. He also taught college math at Terra Technical College, now known as Terra Community College. Brownie is survived by his wife Jenny of 58 years, five sons, four daughter, 20 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by one son.
SJCC Booster Club During the 2005-2006 SJCC school year a total of $64,000 was donated to SJCC. This includes a donation of $10,000 to the new football complex. Donations were also given as follows: $20,000 annually to the high school; $17,000 for lockers, stools, and carpeting for the locker room at the new Don Paul Stadium; $16,000 for football, baseball and girls basketball uniforms, and headsets for football; $5,000 for band uniforms; and $5,000 to the SJCC transportation fund. To date the Boosters have given a total of $20,000 toward the new football complex. Thanks to all the active Booster Club members and to the others who support our many fund raising programs. Without the help of so many people the many SJCC sports programs could not exist.
SJCC SPORTS From the Athletic Booster President Dear Booster Members: It’s hard to believe that another school year has come and gone, which means another year for the SJCC Booster Club is over! It’s been a very productive year as the club raised and contributed nearly $64,000! I would just like to take this opportunity to thank our booster women and men for their hard work and dedication to the club. It’s fine people like you that make this club so great. As you can read from the report on this page, the boosters have donated to many things this year. With everything going on with SJCC and the city of Fremont, it is a very exciting time. I would also like to thank the officers and the board members for another great year. I have enjoyed working with you and hope it continues in the future! I would like to welcome Marty Eberly and John Lauer to the board of trustees and at the same time say thank you to Joanne Busold and John Yeager whose terms were up this year. Thank you again for your time and energy in making this a great club. And finally I would like to thank all the booster members and all the people who supported all of our functions so that we could give the amount of money that we did this year. May God bless all of you for your past and continuing support. Have a safe and happy summer vacation season and hope to see everyone back in the fall! Tony Chudzinski SJCC Booster President
2nd Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Scramble & Party Friday, August 4 - 11:00 Shotgun - Sycamore Hills Golf Course $200 per team includes: √ 18 Holes √ 2 golf carts √ 10:30 lunch **Sponsored by Grund Drug √ Field prizes on every hole √ 2 Closest to the pin ($100 winners) *Sponsored by Baumann Auto Group √ Door Prizes √ SJCC athletes assisting with golf bags from cars Contact: Tony Michael 332-5716 (Pro Shop) John Lauer 332-0178
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