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St. Teresa

June 2011

“Class of 2011” 2011 ”


St. Teresa High School 2710 N. Water Street Decatur, IL 62526 Administration Office: Phone: (217) 875-2431 FAX: (217) 875-2436 Advancement (217) 875-7950

Class • • • •

of 2011 – Total number of graduates: 63 (100%) National Honor Society Members: 33 Illinois State Scholars: 7 2010 ACT Composite Score Ave.: 22.2

Graduation Date: May 15, 2011 - 1:00 PM - Gymnasium

2010-11 Valedictorian Michael Pearson

2010-11 Salutatorian Aidan Chamberlain

Campus Minister (217) 875-2431 x 150 Guidance (217) 875-2431 x 140 Library (217) 875-2431 x 160 Athletics (217) 875-2431 x 130


Parents: Carol Pearson, Kris & Laura Pearson College attending: De Paul -Chicago Majoring in: Computer Science

Parents: Gene & Jackie Chamberlain College attending: Purdue University Majoring in: Engineering


33 seniors “Class of 2011” are members of the National Honor Society St. Teresa Chapter of the National Honor Society for 2011:

Board of Directors Anne Davis Aimee Fyke Gary Genenbacher Fr. Jeff Grant Nick Lawless Sue Miller Cary Peters Donna Raycraft Sharon Samuelson Ex-officio Jean Johnson Ex-officio Dr. Ken Hendriksen

Eric Althoff Jarrett Bednar Raeshel Braden Nick Brinkoetter Katie Brosamer-Senger Jamie Brown Tiffany Couri Samantha Dougherty Alex Friedrich Sam Gooding Gabrielle Gould

Holly Haskins Hee Jin Her Daniel Hlawek Michael Huddleston Cha-Ryong Jaw Katie Landry Brian Layden Rebecca McCartan Jacob Miller Matt Miller Joel Nuckolls

Alyssa Olson Nicole Patel Michael Pearson Isabella Possignolo Ryan Scribner Cecilia Smith Anna Stettner Adam Strayer Megan Taylor Evan Thompson Stephanie Williams

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) 2010-11 Results Compete in the division with schools of 300 or fewer students. Regional Team Champion (six schools) st

Claire Raycraft, 1 place chemistry rd Ryan Scribner, 3 place chemistry st Michael Pearson, 1 place computer science Gretchen Vandercar, 2nd place English (tie) nd Aidan Chamberlain, 2 place English (tie) st rd Michael Miller, 1 place English and 3 place mathematics (tie) rd Connor Pearson, 3 place mathematics (tie) rd Grace McCormack, 3 place mathematics (tie) st Jacob Miller, 1 place physics nd Martin Hobza, 2 place physics (tie)

Sectional 2nd Place Team (12 regional champions and runners-up) st

Eric Althoff, 1 place chemistry rd Ryan Scribner, 3 place chemistry (tie) rd Grace McCormack, 3 place English rd Jacob Miller, 3 place physics (tie)

State 13th Place (23 section champions and runners-up) th


Martin Hobza, 7 highest mathematics score (tie), 26 overall th th Ryan Scribner, 8 highest chemistry score (tie), 18 overall th th Grace McCormack, 10 highest English score (tie), 18 overall th th Michael Miller, 10 highest English score (tie), 18 overall th th Claire Raycraft, 11 highest biology score (tie), 26 overall th th Michael Pearson, 10 highest score, 15 overall ARTS IN EDUCATION 2011 AWARD WINNERS: st CeCe Smith - 1 Place st Jessica Zerfowski - 1 Place Roi Tacud - Honorable Mention Gabbi Gould - Honorable Mention

DRAMA ACCOLADES 2011: Most Valuable Actor: Jaylyn Cook Most Valuable Crew: Molli Boles

Departmental Awards: Art Award - Katie Brosamer-Senger Business Award - Jarrett Bednar Drama Awards - Jaylyn Cook - Performance & Molli Boles - Production Math Award - Ryan Scribner Social Studies Award - Sam Gooding Music Awards - Alyssa Olson - Strings, Brittany James - Band, Hee Jin Her - Vocal Spanish Award - Ryan Scribner English Award - Anna Stettner Charles Turner Award (Chemistry) - Ryan Scribner 2011 Mr. Kelly Award - (Outstanding service to the school - Student Council Award) - Alyssa Olson 2011 St. Teresa Award - (Faculty Award) - Tiffany Couri National Merit Scholarship Commended Student - Sam Gooding

St. Teresa Citizenship Awards: Jaylyn Cook, Sam Gooding, Anastasia Lindsey, Isabella Possignolo, Cecilia Smith, Anna Stettner, Evan Wade, Rachel Wayne, Mike Whitsel, Wyatt Wilkerson

Presidential Silver Scholar Awards: Katie Brosamer-Senger, Jamie Brown, Tiffany Couri, Samantha Dougherty, Alex Friedrich, Gabbi Gould, Michael Huddleston, Brittany James, Brian Layden, Matt Miller, Marcel Murray, Isabella Possignolo, Jeremy Ruderman, Adam Strayer, Wyatt Wilkerson, Stephanie Williams, Kevin Wujek.

Presidential Gold Scholar Awards: Eric Althoff, Nick Brinkoetter, Aidan Chamberlain, Sam Gooding, Holly Haskins, Daniel Hlawek, Katie Landry, Rebecca McCartan, Jacob Miller, Michael Pearson, Ryan Scribner, Anna Stettner and Evan Thompson.

OKAW Valley Student Athletes - Holly Haskins & Eric Althoff Rotary - Ameren Scholar Athletes: Holly Haskins, Matt Miller, Katie Landry and Eric Althoff Macon County Principals’ Award: Alyssa Olson, Matt Miller DAR Award - Tiffany Couri, SAR Award - Jeremy Ruderman ACT Composites of 2010 Graduates: Argenta Oreana

Composite Scores 19.7



Mt. Zion


Sangamon Valley


Warrensburg Latham


State Average


St. Teresa


Illinois State Scholars Aidan Chamberlain Sam Gooding Jacob Miller Matt Miller Michael Pearson Ryan Scribner Evan Thompson

DID YOU KNOW…. ….St. Teresa is one of the few schools in the area to offer a High School Orchestral Strings Program as part of our music curriculum? ….Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, St. Teresa will offer a Forensic Science Class. …St. Teresa is starting an Accelerated Academic Program in Honors Algebra I and Physical Science for students in our Catholic Elementary Schools for the 2011-12 school year. …Classroom Driver Education will be taught during the school day (2nd period) in collaboration with Decatur Public Schools beginning August, 2011. …Summer School sessions are available on campus.

Athletic Accolades FALL SPORTS: Girls’ Cross Country - State Champions! Sectional, Regional Conference Champs (Ellen Devereux, Ivy Handley and Grace McCormack - All State) th st Girls’ Volleyball: 4 in the State, H&R County Team 1 Team: Alexis Clemons, Marie Less, Jordan nd Wooden, Erin Hettinger. H&R 2 Team: Holly Haskins, Katie Landry, Honorable Mention: Claire Raycraft rd Girls’ Tennis: 3 in State! (Doubles Amy & Tracy Kuhle) st Boys’ Soccer: Blake Allison - ESPN Finalist for Soccer Player of the Year, 1 Team All Area st nd Connor Smith and Blake Allison - OKAW Conference 1 Team, 2 Team All Area Tyler Rizzo - Honorable Mention

WINTER SPORTS: Boys’ Basketball - Jarrett Bednar - Qualified for Country Companies 3 point Basketball Showdown State Level nd st Alex Tueth - 2 Team H & R County, 1 Team All OKAW nd Jarrett Bednar - 2 Team All OKAW & Honorable Mention - H & R Eric Althoff - Honorable Mention - All OKAW and H & R st rd Girls’ Basketball - Holly Haskins - 1 Team All Conference, 3 Team All State - H & R All County (attending MU - Basketball), H&R Honorable Mention: Erin Hettinger, Katie Landry (All Conference, Attending EIU - track) Claire Raycraft, Erin Hettinger - 2nd Team - All Conference


Cross Country IHSA Team Academic Award for Boys’ & Girls’

Boys’ Tennis -

1 individual (Patrick Kuhle - junior) qualified for state

Girls’ Track -

Sectional Champions and Conference Champions 13 State Qualifiers in 11 different events Katie Brosamer-Senger - Candidate for Athlete of the year nd Ellen Devereux 2 Place 3200m Run (Jr.) - H&R County Track & Field Athlete of the year! rd CONGRATULATIONS Ivy Handley - 3 place 3200m Run (Soph.) Marcel Murray - qualified for state

Boys’ Track -


Daniel Jurgens (junior) who qualified to be a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in three individual events!

Boys’ Baseball - Regional Champions! Advanced to Sweet Sixteen

Girls’ Softball - Raeshel Braden - Most Valuable Player Softball - Advanced to Regionals 2011 ESPN Decatur Softball Player of the Year: Raeshel Braden 2011 H&R Softball Player of the Year: Raeshel Braden Girls’ Soccer - Isabella Possignolo, H&R First Team Gretchen Vandercar (Jr.) H&R Second Team Audrey Vandercar (Fr.) H&R Second Team Ann Duncan (So) H&R Honorable Mention Cailin Jerger (Fr) H&R Honorable Mention Doolin Hall Spirit Award - Jeremy Ruderman Fr. Masterson Leadership Award - Eric Althoff Most Valuable Senior Girl Athlete Award - Holly Haskins Most Valuable Senior Boy Athlete Award - Eric Althoff 2011 Lowell Brosamer Senior Scholar/Athlete Award - Matt Miller

Athletic Program of the Year (2nd year in a row) Herald & Review July 2011

ESPN AWARDS: HOLLY HASKINS - Female Athlete of the YEAR! RAESHEL BRADEN - Softball Player of the YEAR and H&R Softball Player of the Year!

Coach Jay McAtee - Coach of the Year for Volleyball Coach Todd Vohland - Coach of the Year for Cross Country AND Girls’ Track

OKAW Conference Cup Awarded to St. Teresa Athletic Program 2010-11! (2nd year in a row)

ST. TERESA BY THE NUMBERS: A Class Project supervised by Mr. Furman - Math Faculty


Senior Ryan Scribner is an award winning bowler and has bowled two (2) perfect 300 games!

Number of Service Hours Completed by St. Teresa Students



Hours in a St. Teresa School Year

Minutes in a St. Teresa School Year


And in case you were wondering, there are


seconds in a St. Teresa School Year.


The number of computers Michael Pearson has built as his own.

The number of homeruns hit this year by V. Softball pitcher Raeshell Braden


current students have a twin or a triplet,



current staff members have a twin.

198 1428 1,156,240 There are

stairs at St.Teresa and

There are




bleacher seats located in St. Teresa’s Gymnasium.

Sets of stairs (approximately) are climbed each year.

of St. Teresa students are Non-Catholic.

Average Daily Attendance (last two years):

2009-10 2010-11

96% 96%

St. Teresa hosted four (4) foreign exchange students for the 2010-11 school year: • Hee Jin Her - South Korea • Martin Hobza - Czech Republic • Giwhan Kim - South Korea • Daeun (Sylvia) Kim - South Korea 2010-11 Jeans-4-Quarters - Monthly Donations to Charities: September - Dove October - Operation Enduring Support/Robertson Charter - Christmas Trees November - CCHD of Springfield Diocese December - Salvation Army Angel Tree January - Global Medical Brigades February - Make a Wish of Illinois March - Catholic Charities Easter Baskets April - Homeward Bound Animal Shelter May - Right to Life of Decatur & Macon County Approximate Amount Contributed to Charities by students and faculty during the 2010-11 school year.

$427.75 $270.00 $282.00 Angel Tree $322.35 $264.00 $240.00 $268.00 $264.00 $2,338.10

100% of St. Teresa Students are continuing post secondary education! (2 year in a row) nd

Hannah Altenhein - Art Institute of Schaumburg Eric Althoff - Bradley University Jarrett Bednar - Rend Lake Junior College Molli Boles - Richland Community College Summer Bourne - Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Raeshel Braden - Parkland College - with a full softball scholarship Alyssa Brinkoetter - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Nicholas Brinkoetter - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Katie Brosamer-Senger - Lindenwood, St. Louis Missouri Jamie Brown - Eastern Illinois University Brooke Burcham - St. John’s College of Nursing Aidan Chamberlain - Purdue University Casey Cheatham - Greenville College Jaylyn Cook - Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Tiffany Couri - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Samantha Dougherty - Parkland College Brian Ekiss - Rend Lake Junior College Alex Friedrich - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Sam Gooding - University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign Gabrielle Gould - Eastern Illinois University Josh Grant - U.S. Army Holly Haskins - Millikin University Nathan Henne - Richland Community College Hee Jin Her - American Art University, California Daniel Hlawek - Bradley University Ashton Hooker - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Hannah House - Millikin University Michael Huddleston - Bradley University Brittany James - Watkins School of Art, Design and Film Cha-Ryong Jaw - University of Illinois, Springfield Jordan Jinks - Richland Community College Katie Landry - Eastern Illinois University - NCAA Brian Layden - Purdue University Anastasia Lindsey - Eastern Illinois University Ashley Mattingly - Richland Community College Rebecca McCartan - Quincy University

Jacob Miller - Washington University, St. Louis. PPG Scholarship Matt Miller - Bradley University Janie Mitchell - Richland Community College & Mr. John’s Cosmetology School Marcel Murray - McKendree College Joel Nuckolls - Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Alyssa Olson - Elmhurst Nicole Patel - Millikin University Michael Pearson - DePaul University, Chicago Chelsea Peters - Richland College Isabella Possignolo - Millikin University or Brazil for College Justin Richards - Richland Community College Jeremy Ruderman - Illinois State University Ryan Scribner - Bradley University Cecilia Smith - Eastern Illinois University Ryan Smith - University of Missouri Anna Stettner - University of Illinois, Chicago Adam Strayer - Loyola University, Chicago Megan Taylor - Millikin University Evan Thompson - Loyola University, Chicago Max Vespa - U.S. Army & Richland Community College Evan Wade - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Rachel Wayne - Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Michael Whitsel - Richland Community College Wyatt Wilkerson - The Citadel Stephanie Williams - Illinois State University Kevin Wujek - Illinois State University Jessica Zerfowski - Richland Community College

The faculty and staff of St. Teresa High School wish to offer a word of congratulations to all all of our graduates! We are very proud of the fine accomplishments accomplishments of our young people and we join together to offer them success with thei their ongoing academic academic endeavors. endeavors.

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