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fall 2021

School Magazine for Melbourne Central Catholic High School


CONTENTS 3. From The President 4. Class of 2021 6. Year-End Honors 8. Around Campus 12. Campus Ministry 14. Alumni Updates 24. Alumni Memorial Mass 26. Lost Alumni 27. Annual Report

COVER PHOTO CREDIT: TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY


FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Members of the MCC Family, I hope you are well as we quickly approach the time of year when the words of St. Francis of Assisi remind us to recognize all for which we are thankful. “Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.” At MCC, we are grateful for many things including: • • • • •

Our parents who trust us with educating their children Our diverse and engaged student body who day by day learn to see MCC as their second home Our caring, committed faculty and staff who see the face of Jesus in all our students Our alumni parents and grandparents who support us with gifts of time, talent, and treasure Our graduates who everyday reflect the quality of an MCC education

This issue of Connect gives us the opportunity to thank all those who supported us in 2020-21 by investing in the MCC Fund and helps us continue to connect the past to the present and future with news about today’s students and profiles of graduates (Tam Davidson ‘97, Courtney Evans Sidereal ‘07, and Larry ‘73 & Mary Pat ‘74 Laskowski). Enjoy issue number three of our digital magazine. Let us know what you like and how we can make it better. Have a restful Thanksgiving and joyful Advent season. Best,

Nicholas Regina President


CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2021

THE CLASS OF 2021 added another

121 GRADUATES 280

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES

$7.8 million IN

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

18,000

OVER COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS PERFORMED

album of memories to the end of a remarkable year with both new and old MCC traditions. New, for seniors only, was the formal Senior Social “Night Under the Stars” in place of the annual Junior/Senior Prom. This evening soiree in Hustler Stadium included a DJ and karaoke, lawn games, a photo “booth” wall, food trucks, and desserts. Senior Awards held virtually in Hurley Hall on May 19th recognized students for exceptional academic performance, scholarships, and athletic achievements. Bishop Noonan joined the graduates the following evening to celebrate the

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Baccalaureate Mass at St. John the Evangelist. Held in their honor, the Mass focused on transitioning and accepting change in their lives while continuing to embody their faith in all aspects of their developing life. Graduation’s sunlit morning on May 21st could not have been more perfect. For the first time, Hustler Stadium set the stage for MCC’s 57th commencement ceremony. Students, staff, parents, and guests greeted each other face-to-face. Speeches of hope and encouragement were delivered, leading to the march across the stage, the diploma presentation, and the cap fling. It was a magnificent way to celebrate this class, its achievements and the school’s tradition of academic excellence and spiritual integrity.


LEGACY GRADS

LINDSAY BRANDLI ‘21

HUNTER DAVIDSON ‘21

MARISSA KASCH ‘21

Father: Matthew Brandli ‘81

Mother: Tamara Davidson ‘97

Father: Scott Kasch ‘92 Grandmother: Carol Kasch ‘65

ABBEY LESTRANGE ‘21 EMILIE LESTRANGE ‘21

Mom: Roxanne Mintern Lestrange ‘93 Grandmother: Joan Dauplaise Mintern ‘75

JACK PATERNOSTER ’21

CHRISTOPHER PERRY ‘21

Mother: Judy Paternoster ‘88

Father: Christopher Perry ‘84

SWAY SADOFF ‘21

SAMUEL TSARK ‘21

AARON TURNER ‘21

Father: Jeremy Sadoff ‘97

Father: Greg Tsark ‘95

Mother: Michele Turner ‘88

ASHER WIEDER ‘21

NICHOLAS ZIZZO ‘21

Mother: Diane Roberts-Wieder ‘83

Mother: Lisa Zizzo ‘96

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2020-2021 YEAR-END HONORS Our students’ academic success continues! Here are some numbers: 40% of the student body earned Summa Cum Laude while 19% of the student body earned Cum Laude or above. Congratulations to all! Names that appear in boldface are Legacy students. SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Fernando Manzano Marquez

Patrick Corley

Maria Del Rio

Grade point average of 4.0; no grade lower than a B; or a C in an AP course.

Alicia Marrone

Anna Grace Cornell

André DeMont

CLASS OF 2021

Charles Marshall

Aislynn Dalessandro

Nicholas DesChenes

Victoria McGovern

Elizabeth Darwood

Logan Elkins

Alfred Annas

Joshua Mims

Michelle D’Escoubet

Milana Foley

Samuel Artley

Gabriella Morano

Jenna du Mee

Cecilia Hadid

Yolanda Aybar Delgado

Rachel Moser

Skyy Ferry

Kylianne Justin

Jeremy Benzler

Bader Murad

Gabriel Fleis

Michael Kerestes

Stevie Brito

Mikhael Nasnas

Alejandro Garcia

Haley Kolarik

Jada Brown

Joseph Nasr

Carlo Gozzi

Cole Lacey

Angelina Bruno

Karsen Nygaard

Madison Haire

Genevieve Lujan

Nicholas Burns

Kyonte Padmore

Megan Haire

Alexandra Merceron

Joseph Canestrari

John Paternoster

Morgan Haire

Charlene Monroe

Anthony Dambek

Rebecca Payan

Sarah Hamilton

Mary An Nguyen

Hunter Davidson

Nick Pellizzi

Katherine Harnden

Mary Paternoster

Rebecca Fitch

Abigail Sadoff

Haley Keller

Felix Pellegrino

Abigail Fronk

Eric Sanchez

Steven Klassen

Delaney Penn

Isabell Fuentes

Anna Schaafsma

Megan MacKay

Anthony Recinos

Avery Gabel

Luke Smith

Ranamae Malubay

Isabella Ricart

Marissa Giannavola

Olivia Stimpson

Mason McCormack

Diego Sanchez

Madison Henry

Joseph Stokes

Dominik Quiroz

Hannah Shorthouse

Madelyn Kapas

John Struckman

Edward Roth

Anthony Soehnlein

Marissa Kasch

Ethan Thomas

Kelly Rush

Grace Soehnlein

Sabrina Kenemuth

Aaron Turner

Janine Saraceno

Virginia Stewart

Megan Knick

Isabella Venanzi

Kylie Sepulveda

Eva Sutton

Anthony Kolarik

Hunter Wittenberg

Mai Tran

Matthew Tecson

Michaela Kyle

Yorka Zavala

Grayson Wiley

Alexander Tessier

Katherine Laird

Nicholas Zizzo

Jiayi Zhang

Rebecca Thiele

An Lam

Megan Tierney

Cade LaMontagne

Victoria Wilkie

Gretchen Lane

CLASS OF 2022

CLASS OF 2023

Abbey Lestrange

Sophia Arteaga

Alexis Avera-Davis

Emilie Lestrange

Sophia Bastida

Matthew Barfield

CLASS OF 2024

Alyssa Nina Luceno

Daniel Breisch

Carmen Benitez

William Almeter

Chad Luchetti

Christina Cabrera

Timothy Bent

Lucia Bastida

Stephanie MacDonald

James Carraway

Caitlin Benzler

Christian Bent

Sydney MacDonald

Raley Carter

Andres Cespedes

Charles Booth

Anne MacKay

Emma Cassidy

Kathryn Corley

Matthew Breisch

Kailyn Chiuchiolo

Francis Crawley

Lucas Carney

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2020-2021 YEAR-END HONORS

Leah Carraway Mark Carroll Jane Cichock

MAGNA CUM LAUDE Grade point average of 3.753.99; no grade lower than a C

Rachel Darwood Hayden Deane

CLASS OF 2021

Lolagrace DeSantis

Mariah Burgos

Thomas Do

Hunter Conway

Mellina Fair

Jan Duran

Lauren Foster

Quang Pham

Javier Garcia

Christina Richards

Lauren Giannavola

Matthew Rieth

Gabriel Hadid

James Struckman

Evan Jellett

Nathan Westfield

Jacob Koster Cameron Laliberte Joshua Lazan

CLASS OF 2022

Nivea Louzon

Bailey Cowden

Noah MacDonald

Taylor Davis

Christian Maynard

Cora Johnson

Marissa McKinney

Analicia Kapas

Kailey Ojeda

Nathan Meikle

Ethan Patterson

Roxan Salonoy

Miriah Picinich

Bryson Wiley

CUM LAUDE

Ethan Gaydos

Grade point average of 3.53.74; no grade lower than a C

Adam Kleier

CLASS OF 2021 Lindsay Brandli Dylan Dahl Delaney Goins Ian Gonzalez Jeremy Goslant

Brendan MacDonald Robert McGovern Benjamin Morrow Kiernan O’Toole Connor Perry Gabriella Salomone Blake Wallace

Dakota Lilley Rylee Moesly

CLASS OF 2024

DeAndre Pearson-Blake

Karisma Barnes

Sway Sadoff

Arianna Bruno

Cikaria Sands

Alejandro Escamilla

Paige Schlenker

Samuel Felipe

Matthew Silva

John Holleran

Samuel Tsark

Kieran McKinney

Asher Wieder

Isabella Militano Gage Plymale

CLASS OF 2022

Paige Rider James Roberts

Julia Canestrari

Annabel Ross

Alexi DeFolsom

Barrett Plymale

Patrick Strain

Elias Enriquez

Brallavan Puhalrajan

Margaret Unger

CLASS OF 2023

Tyler Mecchella

Liliana Barnes

Noah Montijo

Colin Burns

Dominic Pesi

Jonathan Dowling

Kenji Phan

William Maze

Diego Polanco

Leia Otero

Paola Ramos

Ahlana Reyes Michael Rizzo Annabelle Scarlett Abigail Shea Caden Simcox Arianna Teeter

Gabriela Rodriguez

Jaime Vargas Peyton Westmoreland

Jagger Smith

CLASS OF 2024

Vincent Varvaro

David Alvarez

Joshua Wisler-Esposito

Ellie Bonenberger Emma Davidson Danahi Escamilla Joseph Hamer Darian Jean Charles Morgan Kellner Joshua Kyle

CLASS OF 2023 Benjamin Artley Hogan Cardile Joseph DeSantis Andrew Fronk

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AROUND CAMPUS

PEERS AS PARTNERS IN LEARNING

MCC is one of only two schools in Brevard County offering the Peers as Partners in Learning elective, also known as “PIT Crew” (Peer Inclusion Team). Developed by the Florida Inclusion Network and approved by the Florida Department of Education, the course provides peer support for students with and without disabilities in an inclusive environment. Students enrolled in this course are learning and applying knowledge and skills in the areas of academic engagement, communication, social barriers, leadership, problem solving, and other disability-related topics such as inclusion and presumed competence. Ten MCC seniors are enrolled and serving as our PIT Crew. PIT Crew members attended training sessions before school began in August. They are supporting individual students in several classes and have also begun to serve as Academic Peer Coaches, working individually with students to help with organization, motivation and specific course work.

A SPOT OF THEIR OWN

Seniors let their creative ideas take over while painting their parking spots. They have turned our once dull parking lot into a true masterpiece of street art.

BASKETBALL TEAM ROOM

The Varsity Basketball team room was recently renovated for the start of the season. Coach Roberts has been working hard to beautify our basketball facilities.

CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS

MCC welcomed Bishop Noonan for the celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The Bishop challenged us to live by the example of St. Francis by loving others and remaining open to God’s call in our lives. All members of the MCC community participated in a recommissioning ceremony affirming our Franciscan charism.

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AROUND CAMPUS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

HALLOWEEN ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE

The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT. Congratulations to Anna Grace Cornell ’21 on being named a Commended Student.

Mr. Ziarno’s AP Calculus AB classes participated in a Halloween Escape Room designed by the BC class. Students solved a series of calculusbased riddles to escape from the haunted classroom.

CADET CORPS

Weight training is a key component of the MCC Cadet Corps program to improve strength and stamina.

IN THE CHEMISTRY LAB

AP Chemistry students completed a lab in which they calculated the concentration of a solution in two different ways. The first used conductivity values of the solution, and the second used mass measurements of a precipitate formed by the reaction of the solution with another substance. FALL SPORTS SENIOR NIGHT

Senior Night provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our senior athletes for their hard work and accomplishments. On November 4th, we honored our fall sports seniors under the lights at Hustler Stadium.

LEARNING TO THINK LIKE A PROGRAMMER

Intro to Programming class enjoyed some friendly competition while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. Groups built boats out of aluminum foil then tested to see whose boat could hold and float the most pennies. The winning boat sailed to victory with a cargo load of 34 pennies.

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AROUND CAMPUS

HUSTLERS KEEPIN’ IT REEL

The Anglers Club prepared for their first shore fishing outing by practicing cast net throwing, casting techniques, and tying knots.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The Guitar class began the year introducing beginners to chords and scales.

ART GALLERY

KEY CLUB

Key Club raised over $200 by selling Hallo-grams to help UNICEF provide clean water and sanitation strategies in Haiti.

The school’s original chapel was transformed into an art gallery to display our students’ great work throughout the year.

LEARNING FUNDAMENTAL DRAWING SKILLS

Students learned to draw from observation in preparation for foundational still life drawings. In this exercise, students focused on how to accurately draw the ellipse shapes found in cups. HUSTLERS GIVING BACK

MCC students are provided monthly opportunities to serve the community. Here’s an example of the impact they’ve made at Daily Bread. Jeffry Njus, Executive Director of Daily Bread, Inc. comments, “The students from MCC bring more than their time and donations to Daily Bread, they bring light to those who are struggling. Zach, one of our guests, recently told the students that it isn’t being homeless that bothered him as much as how people treated him, that people looked down on him because he is homeless like he didn’t matter. The young people come with a kind word and a smile to help Zach and others facing challenges in life know that they matter.”

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ON THE FIELD HUSTLER ATHLETICS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

COACH DOOLEY WINS 600TH CAREER GAME

MCC now hosts Sports Media Days for each season. These events facilitate team and senior pictures. Additionally, local media are invited to join us to take photos and speak to coaches and athletes for their respective media outlets. We hope this will become a great tradition at MCC, where we can celebrate our teams!

On April 19, 2021, Tom Dooley achieved a baseball coach’s distinction shared by few. The Hustlers defeated the Bayside Bears, 11-3, earning Coach Dooley the prestigious 600th win of his MCC career. Coach Dooley started at MCC in 1988. His accolades include an average of 18 wins per season and two FHSAA state baseball titles in 2013 and 2019. His teams have reached the FHSAA regional tournament 18 times. These are stellar accomplishments for a coach dedicated to teaching his players how to be the best they can be both on and off the field.

Congratulations Coach Dooley – your dedication to the game has been an inspiration to all who have been privileged to work with and learn from you!

INDIALANTIC PLAYGROUND TO

HONOR THE LATE MIKEY GOODWIN ‘19

Note: The Clam Shack structure will be named Mikey’s Surf Shack.

By Mark McDermott, Indialantic Playground Advisory Committee Chair The Town of Indialantic is partnering with The Goodwin family and The Mikey Strong Foundation to build The Mikey Goodwin Playground at Nance Park. The planning and fundraising stages have begun for this communitybuilt and funded project that is replacing the playground that was removed in 2019. It will be named in honor of Mikey Goodwin ‘19, a 19-year-old with deep family roots in Indialantic who lost his battle with a rare brain tumor in 2020. The playground will be constructed of structural PVC lumber and other materials manufactured for withstanding the saltwater environment. It will be ADA compliant with “parallel play” features that allow kids of different ages, physical, and cognitive abilities to play alongside each other. Many donation and volunteer opportunities are available, including a fundraising event at Djon’s Village Market on January 16, 2022. For more information or if you would like to volunteer or donate, visit www.nanceparkplayground.com.

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“YOUNG CHURCH, IT’S GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.” Article reprinted with permission by Missionaries of the Precious Blood “Young Church, it’s good to be with you, praying.” With those words, Fr. Vince Wirtner, C.PP.S., greets his people: the students of Melbourne Central Catholic High School in Melbourne, Fla., where he is now in his second year as chaplain. He looks out into the school’s chapel and sees the students, some joining in the worship, some distracted, some withdrawn, some at ease, some ill at ease. All welcome, whether they know it or not. “Many of them are trying to figure out where they fit” in the Church, Fr. Vince said. They’ve grown up, many of them, in their parents’ parishes but now may be exploring, questioning. “That’s where I come in. The free time that they have, maybe their lunch time, they come down to my office with things they want to talk to somebody about. ‘I’ve heard about this, can you talk to me about this?’ Often they are trying to figure out where they stand on moral issues,” he said. “I’m accessible. I’m there, I’m with them. That’s a gift I can bring to them.”

there every day His ministry at the

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school is made more meaningful because he is around every day. Students see him in their everyday surroundings, on the school grounds but outside of its classrooms, walking on the covered sidewalks between its buildings, sitting in the courtyard just like they do. For many, he’s a walking introduction to the Church and to the priesthood. “I’m sure there are some of our students who are unchurched, or whose families don’t go to church regularly,” he said. “I hope to give them a good model of church—that’s part of what I can bring too.” In that, he hopes to pay it forward. Fr. Vince grew up in Fort Wayne and attended Bishop Luers High School, where Franciscans were in ministry. “You think of a priest typically at a parish. For me growing up, I saw a difference between my parish priests and the Franciscan priests who were at my high school,” he said. “I only saw my parish priest on Sunday. But the friars at our school were with us every day. Looking back on my experience with the Franciscans,

I would think, ‘That’s how I want to be!’ I hope the students can see that I love them in a healthy way, and I can give them a good experience of what Church is, that they feel included in our liturgy and prayer.”

“their vision is wider” There are 1.2 billion Roman Catholics worldwide, so it’s not always easy to convince each teen that he or she has a place in that big tent. They are not always sure they want to be there. Young people have access to so much information and opinions about the Church, which often leads to more questions, Fr. Vince said. “They see the Church as good and bad because of what they see on social media,” he said. “They see bishops who are against the pope, bishops who love the pope. They may have a broader experience of all those viewpoints than their parents or grandparents did, because it’s all out there for them to see. Their vision is wider. Especially with scandals involving the Church, it’s all thrown in their face.


“So it may be harder for them to decide, ‘What do I do with the Church, how do I bring it into my own spirituality?’ They’re not necessarily hearing about all the good things the Church does in the world. I don’t remember that in my own experience as a young person. The Church was just my church.” To counter what they might see and hear on social media, Fr. Vince tries to provide a living example of being part of the Body of Christ. “I hope to give students a model of Church, of the priesthood, of ministry, that honors who they are as the young Church,” he said.

not an easy year So far this academic year, his work at the school has been more manageable than last year. Being part of a school staff that was also trying to deal with COVID-19 and all its mandates and restrictions was difficult, he said, and not easy on the students, either. “It was such a traumatic year last year, such a demanding year both physically and emotionally,” he said. It was hard to give up some of the ministries that did so much good for the school and the community it serves. “All of our retreats were just gone,” he said. “All of the projects that we do to serve the community outside of the doors of the school were just gone. The school traditionally takes a mission trip each year to the Dominican Republic—and that was taken out from underneath them.” Like most other educators, he said, “We had to ask, ‘How do we survive without all of those things that students look forward to?’”

And there were even more serious worries. “I was constantly thinking, especially before the vaccine came out, ‘Am I exposing the students (to the virus)? Am I bringing something into the school?’ It was a life-and-death rollercoaster. And a lot of other adults said they felt the same thing. It’s a rollercoaster they never want to ride again.”

to be a part of liturgical ministry, helping out with the prayer that we do.”

treating teens with respect

building unity

There are 400 students at the high school. It is a culturally diverse student body, with some from other countries, including Vietnam, China and Spain. Not all are Catholic, but Fr. Vince feels he ministers to all of the students, and to each of the students. He is happy to offer the sacraments for the school, but he’s also honored when individual students seek him out with questions, concerns and doubts.

Whatever he is investing in the students and the school, they are also giving back to him. Not a morning person, Fr. Vince was never fond of the 7:30 a.m. Mass time. But the school asked him to preside on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. He found a community there of regular Mass-goers, both students and adults. Among them are members of the baseball team. “We have a baseball coach who is a great guy. He said to his senior players, ‘Going to Mass together is a good way to build unity,’” he said. “So at every single Mass for the last two years on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the baseball team has been represented, from two players to the whole team. They’re always there. So I ask them, ‘Did Coach make you come?’ And they say, ‘Nope!’ They get something out of being together, building relationships, praying together. They want that.”

“Anytime you are ministering to young people, it’s about building relationships. We’re showing them the love of Jesus Christ through the things that we do and the way that we teach,” said Fr. Vince, who served as a high school youth minister before he entered religious formation to become a priest. Students come to him for spiritual direction. They ask him to hear their confessions. “It takes a special breed of young adults to approach a priest, to have the confidence and courage to look for answers from an adult who is not a family member. We try to create that atmosphere here that makes them comfortable in seeking us out,” he said. “It’s all about treating teenagers with respect and honoring them as a child of God, empowering them

So when they come to him, he listens, he said. If at all possible, he drops everything to be present to them. “I think that’s what Jesus would do. He would stop everything he was doing and say, ‘You’re the most important thing to me right now. I’m just going to talk with you,’” he said.

So many people young and old want that. God bless those who help them find it.


ALUMNI PROFILE THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME … AND THAT’S A GOOD THING AT MCC When I look back at my years at MCC, I have warm memories of teachers, friends, and activities: Stingers, Student Council, Homecomings, Proms and then Graduation, in CLASS OF ‘97 1997. Although four years flew by, the memories remain ... so etched in my mind and more importantly, in my heart. Mass, Pep Rallies, Spirit Week, Friday Night Lights, Basketball Games and attending Swim Meets were all part of my experience at MCC, but it is the little things that stand out the most when I reflect as an alumna and parent of two legacies, Hunter Davidson (2021) and Emma Davidson (2024).

TAM DAVIDSON

They might have seemed like small things at the time, but … The teachers always made extra time for questions and extra help: they still do. Each and every student was important to Mr. Herrington, and he made sure everyone was not only successful but also was thriving: he still does. Mr. Dooley was a great coach: he remains a constant, through his example. Mrs. Zinone had the ability to reach all of her students: she continues to do so, today. Mrs. Herschbach taught English with a passion for perfection: she continues to inspire. Mr. Kelly taught us that history repeats itself: his dedication is proof of his theory.

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Of course, there were other outstanding teachers at MCC when I attended for whom I am grateful, but the ones who remain are reminders of the traditions and the feeling of “being home” that I experienced when I enrolled my children at MCC. Walking on campus, today, is both nostalgic and exhilarating. The things that have changed show growth and improvement and the things that remain unchanged are MCC’s spirit and genuine caring environment. Gone is the un-air-conditioned, “breezeway” where we had our lunch. Gone is the small computer room where we had dial up for the World Wide Web and were taught keyboarding. Gone are the days when our cellphones, if we had them, were simply phones and the smartest device we possessed was our beloved TI-81 calculator. New is the DREAM Lab, Sullivan Campus Ministry Center, new track and field and blessedly, new bleachers. These improvements in technology and facilities make the school even more competitive and allow students to realize their full potential in today’s technological world. MCC has as part of its mission statement the following: “Embracing the core values of faith, moral integrity, academic excellence, mutual respect, self-discipline and a commitment to service in order to achieve personal goals now and in the future …encourage leadership, active learning, critical thinking, and technological skills so that students can realize their full potential.” Certainly, over the last 20 years, some of the facilities have improved at MCC, and my children benefit from the improvement, but the core mission of preparing students to realize their potential and become caring leaders in a complex world remains

steadfast. After my graduation, I attended Rollins College and became an elementary school teacher. My son, Hunter, graduated from MCC in 2021 and attends Flagler College and is on their basketball team. Coach Roberts couldn’t be more excited. My daughter, Emma, is a sophomore and is on the cheerleading team, and a Gold and Green Ambassador. As a parent, I could not be happier than to see my children happy, learning, thriving and feeling whole. MCC is not just a school, it is a community to which every student, parent, faculty member and staff belongs. It was and is a faith-based family. The inner peace that one experiences at MCC is an intrinsic part of its core value system. I see that peace on my children’s faces each day, and although I might not have realized it when I attended, I know that MCC’s goals are successful. I also know that the real legacy is the unwavering mission of MCC.


ALUMNI PROFILE Courtney Sidereal (Evans) would not be where she is today without Melbourne Central Catholic High School and the incredible community there. After MCC, COURTNEY EVANS SIDEREAL Courtney continued CLASS OF ‘07 on to study at Cornell University and Harvard University and enjoyed a successful career at Columbia University and PricewaterhouseCoopers. MCC made it all possible. “My years at MCC set me on such a positive trajectory,” she says. Academically, Courtney always enjoyed school but was challenged to reach new heights at MCC. Courtney’s teachers instilled in her a love of learning and pushed her not just to memorize information to pass a test, but to comprehend the material thoroughly and develop an intellectual curiosity. “I’ll never forget the moment I got the grade back for my first essay in Mrs. Herschbach’s AP English Language class. Suffice it to say, I did not get the grade I was expecting! I went to talk to Mrs. Herschbach about the grade, hoping it was some sort of mistake. However, instead of correcting it, Mrs. Herschbach challenged me to be better. We spent the better part of an hour discussing my essay and how to improve the next one. My essay was wellwritten, but my analysis hadn’t been deep enough, and while it might have gotten me an A in the past, it was not worthy of an A in her class. After that, I worked harder than I had ever before in an English class and proudly earned an A at the end of the semester.” Having teachers like Mrs. Herschbach who cared about her, saw her potential, and took the time to work with her not only made her better, but inspired

her to help others in the same way, as she does now through her SAT/ACT tutoring business. Courtney was also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills at MCC, where she served as President of the National Honor Society. Through her role in NHS, Courtney developed a love of public speaking that stayed with her through college and beyond. These public speaking skills would serve Courtney well in her career as an admissions counselor at Columbia University and later in her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “I credit so much of my love of public speaking to MCC,” she says, “the experience I got to hone this skillset set me up for success when I found myself addressing large groups of people during college fairs and while on stage at corporate events.” Courtney’s experience at MCC would be incomplete without mentioning basketball. “I remember going to MCC women’s basketball games in middle school, watching players like Jen Musgrove and Leigh Pauley dominate the court, and thinking I wanted to be like them one day. At the beginning of my freshman year, I couldn’t wait for tryouts and was thrilled when I made the team.” Courtney has such fond memories of early morning practices, summer open gyms, and game days. Coach Candee Terry and all the assistant coaches helped Courtney grow, not just as a player, but as a person with a deep appreciation for teamwork. After MCC, Courtney would go on to study English (thank you, Mrs. Herschbach!) at Cornell University (‘11) where she was selected to be a Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar. After graduating cum laude, Courtney took a gap year to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada. “I’ve always loved cooking, and I knew I would never regret the experience of studying the culinary arts in a more formal setting. During my time at Le Cordon Bleu, I met students and chefs from many different countries, and in addition to developing culinary skills, I gained a wider appreciation for

the diversity and richness of the word.” After Le Cordon Bleu, Courtney attended Harvard University (‘13), where she earned a Master’s in Education. Upon graduation, Courtney began working as an admissions counselor for Columbia University. “I had been so fortunate to have incredible guidance counselors at MCC who supported my college admissions process, and during my time in admissions, I gained new appreciation for the guidance I received at MCC.” Courtney continued her career outside of academia at several corporations in Manhattan, culminating at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she served as a manager in Communications. In this role, Courtney oversaw Communications operations, supported the merging of two internal departments, and built an onboarding and continuing education program for her team. Now, Courtney lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and one-year-old son. She has founded her own college application prep and SAT/ ACT tutoring business, where she counsels and teaches students (many from MCC!) to help them achieve their goals (www. courtneyevanstutoring.com). “Working with students is my passion, and it means so much to me to be supporting students from my own high school. MCC gave me so much as a student, and it is an honor using my knowledge and experience to give back to this incredible community.”

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WELCOME HOME, ALUMNI! On Friday, October 8, MCC fans—students, alumni, faculty, families, and friends—gathered for a long-awaited Homecoming, the first athletic and social event of its kind on campus since September 2019. Storms may have delayed the start of the evening festivities but it couldn’t put a damper on the excitement for the football game and introduction of the Homecoming Court. Special thanks to 1997 Homecoming Queen Tam Shaw Davidson for doing the honors of crowning our King Aidan O’Neill and Queen Christina Cabrera. Thank you to all who joined us for this celebration of our Hustler pride!

‘71 REUNION “Here’s a few pictures from the best class reunion ever 1971 “Born to be Wild” class! We still can’t believe Sister Brendan Francis let the guys chose that as our class song. We all had a great time!” - MARIANNE HAMELIN ‘71

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Pictured from left to right: Tracie Babington Fulford ’96, Esther Fulford, Emilie Lestrange ’21 and Roxanne Mintern Lestrange ’93 during UF Family Weekend

ONCE A HUSTLER, ALWAYS A HUSTLER By Roxanne Lestrange ‘93 Have you ever had an experience where you randomly connected with another MCC graduate? Maybe it was during a job interview, or in the grocery store. Maybe you were classmates, maybe you recognize one another, or maybe MCC comes up and you make a connection. These connections quickly remind us that “Once a Hustler, Always a Hustler.” This is my story about how two MCC graduates, one living in Melbourne and the other in Monticello, Florida, randomly connected in Gainesville. The University of Florida accepted my daughter and MCC class of 2021 graduate as part of their Summer B program. It was an exciting time as I prepared to send her off to college and had the security of knowing she would be rooming with a soccer teammate from her many years of club soccer. The fall was not as certain as my daughter decided to go with a random roommate to broaden her horizons and fully embrace the college experience. Enter Facebook. Upon completing summer term, my daughter had the opportunity to move her belongings into her dorm for the fall semester. The parent Facebook group was blowing up with questions about specific dorms and floor layouts, the amount of space etc. One post referenced the dorm my daughter was moving into for fall. I quickly responded, sharing what we had experienced during

our drop off between semesters. As often happens, one parent and I began to dialog and then I randomly received a message from another parent. She messaged me privately to say she wasn’t sure I would remember her but she was an MCC graduate, Class of 1996 and had been a Stinger for one year. She also shared her maiden name. I am a 1993 graduate and quickly remembered who she was from the summers I spent helping at Stinger Camp after graduation. We immediately began talking about our daughters, what they were studying, where they went to high school and where they were living. Turns out our daughters were living on the same floor two doors down from one another. We both encouraged our daughters to reach out to each other via social media…. but let’s be honest, who wants to listen to their mom when it comes to making friends? Move in day arrived and I made a point to introduce myself and my daughter to her daughter and family. Our daughters quickly formed a friendship and have now become inseparable. Tracie and I are proud Hustlers, proud Gators and proud Gator parents. The bonds created from a shared experience at MCC have created a brand new friendship between old Hustlers and a new friendship for two college students. Once a Hustler, Always a Hustler!

That’s my MCC connection story, what’s yours?


APRIL 6, 1973…FOREVER BY LARRY ’73 AND MARY PAT EASON ’74 LASKOWSKI The date was March 7, 1955, when Len and Helen McCabe Laskowski welcomed their third of 10 children into this world. One year and eight days later, Tim and Mary Campo Eason welcomed their third of four children. The locations were 1,200 miles apart, but 15 years later, MCC would be the meeting place of Mary Pat Eason and Larry Laskowski. The year age difference was initially significant as Larry had been at MCC for a year before Mary Pat arrived in the fall of 1970. The actual moment when the “spark was lit” is a bit uncertain. Their best remembrance is the Valentine’s Dance in 1971. High school commitments to academics, athletics, activities, clubs, and jobs kept them both extremely busy. As a result, steady dating took a back seat until Prom 1972. After the prom, dating became more frequent. It would be safe to say the two became “an item” during Larry’s senior and Mary Pat’s junior year. The 1972-73 school year was loaded with excitement. The football team had a 6-4 record, the basketball team won the state championship, and the baseball team went to the regional championship! Larry was on the football and baseball teams

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and Mary Pat was a cheerleader for football and basketball. Mary Pat was cheerleading captain her senior year which saw another winning football and baseball season as well as the basketball team returning to the state championship in Jacksonville finishing as state runners-up! Mary Pat was also honored to be chosen as Homecoming Queen with Larry as her proud escort. The strong academic, spiritual, and social experiences of four years at MCC prepared them for the rigors of college. Larry assisted with MCC JV football, then Varsity assistant under Coach Frank Guertin when the team went undefeated and won the school’s first district championship. Most definitely a vision of things to come! They both attended Brevard Community College for two years, then transferred to Florida State University. This was a time of transitions in their relationship, but neither “took their eyes off the ball” for very long! Larry earned his degree in PE in 1978. Mary Pat remained in Tallahassee another year to work in her brother’s booming bicycle business, then transferred to the University of Central Florida to finish her degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and plan their wedding. After a successful internship at Satellite High School, under previous MCC Coach Frank Guertin, Larry began his career

at Satellite in the fall of 1978. As “fate” and a true God intervention would have it, the head football and athletic director jobs became available at MCC in the winter of 1979. At age 24 and with very little experience, Larry interviewed and was offered the job. This would turn out to be the second life-changing experience at MCC. Mary Pat and Larry were married at Holy Name of Jesus on June 21, 1980. Their wedding was concelebrated by twins Frs. Peter and Paul Henry (who was MCC Principal) and Fr. John O’Hare, an Eason family friend, in a large, traditional Catholic wedding attended by their families and many friends. Mary Pat began her teaching career at Holy Name of Jesus, her alma mater, coached the cheerleaders at MCC, taught CCD, and assisted Larry with his many AD duties. Again, the strong Catholic influence was directing their lives and careers. Larry was able to hire a staff that included MCC alumni friends/ fellow teammates Gerry Thistle and Mike Wasiewicz and a great friend from FSU Bob Wanagill. These valuable friendships continue today as with many of their former classmates. After a career that spanned 40 years, they agree the span from 1979-1983 was the best! The highlights of those years include their marriage, births


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of two of four children: Chris born September 12, 1981, just hours before the first game of season 3 and Cara born May 23, 1983, during spring football season, and working with a wonderful, inspirational Principal Fr. Michael Woodcock. He not only baptized three of their four children but was also Cara’s godfather. Fr. Woodcock is missed dearly. After three “losing” (by record only) seasons, our football team won the district in 1982 with a winning record! The summer of 1983 brought a significant life change as they began the journey with the public school system. They moved to Stuart and Port St. Lucie where Larry taught PE and was an assistant football coach at Southfork High School. Mary Pat cared for the children, taught CCD, and worked part-time before accepting a full-time teaching position at Palm City Elementary. She then helped open and teach at a new preschool. Their third child, Carly, was born June 7, 1986. Four days later Larry moved to Pensacola to begin a new experience teaching PE and as an assistant varsity football coach at Pensacola High School. Mary Pat and the children followed in August, and she taught kindergarten for one year then helped open the new state pre-k program for two years. They truly loved the years in Pensacola, but the spring of 1989 brought them back to Melbourne.

Larry taught and coached at Eau Gallie High School from 1989-1993 then Rockledge High School until his retirement in 2015. Mary Pat taught pre-k at Riviera Elementary from 1989-1996 then pre-k, kindergarten, TK-1 at University Park Elementary until her retirement in 2020. The highlights of those years include the birth of Michael on April 29, 1996, back-to-back state championships at Rockledge, experiencing the success of their children in academics, athletics, and now their careers. Presently they enjoy participating in the lives of their two beautiful granddaughters, Catalina and Cara. They have also “caught the travel bug” and love experiencing our USA and other countries and their cultures. Over the years, they both stayed involved with MCC. Mary Pat chaired the Phonathon in the early ‘90s and became a member of the alumni board. Larry assisted with varsity football in 2016-17 as well as strength and conditioning coaching until the pandemic occurred. Two of their children experienced MCC as Cara taught/coached for two years, and Michael assisted with JV football in 2016. Larry was also recently honored as an inductee in the MCC Athletic Hall of Fame. He will now chair the newly formed advisory council. Volunteering will always be a part of their lives at the school they love so dearly!

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CLASS NOTES 1960s

MADELAINE COPE ’66

Currently lives in Merritt Island with her husband Roger and two pups, Finnigan and Frasier. Works remotely as a registered nurse writing clinical appeals for United Health Care. NED SAUTHOFF PHD ’66

Former Director of the US ITER Project (usiter. org), aimed at demonstrating the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power.

1970s

PEGGY HARROLD ’70

CHUCK YATES ’78

Founded SeaDek in 2004 and sold the company in 2021. Married to Sue for 32 years with three children. He looks forward to retirement.

1980s

JULIE ALLEN ‘80

Recently relocated to Melbourne from Boise, Idaho, after enjoying a prosperous career in health care. Currently is vice president of business operations for FirstWave Financial, a wealth management organization. OLGA VISO ’83

Retired as a registered nurse from Raleigh Capitol Ear Nose and Throat and moved to Melbourne in June 2018. Her husband Rick retired from IBM. They are thoroughly enjoying retirement.

Relocated this year to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she serves as Senior Advisor on Global Arts Partnerships for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

TONY MARCHESSEAULT ’70

VISHTASB BROUMAND DMD, MD ’86

Currently resides outside Orlando. TRUDY REID ’70

Living the life outside Yosemite National Park, hiking, water skiing, golfing, fishing, snow skiing, traveling, and still going to Mass every week and more. CHARLES TEJEDA ’70

Disabled Air Force Veteran. Married to Norma for 41 years with a daughter and three grandsons. Retired from the Department of Defense. JOHN BARKER ’71

With the rank of Sergeant retired from the Florida National Guard, Eastern Florida State College, and the City of Titusville. WAYNE TYSON ’72

Married to Kathryn for 35 years. Enjoys retirement and his first grandchild. THAD ALTMAN ‘73

Children’s Home Society of Florida named Representative Thad Altman 2021 Representative of the Year for his commitment to strengthen the child welfare system and improve lifetime outcomes for children.

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Graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry 1997; University of Miami School of Medicine 2000. He then completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery followed by a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Miami in 2005. Currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he works at Desert Ridge Oral Surgery Institute. TAMMY JO COLOMBE JONES ’88

Married for 28 years, served honorably in the U.S. Navy and is proud that her son has chosen to follow in her footsteps. Spent time in San Diego and Alabama before moving back to Melbourne in 2004. She works for a dental software company in Celebration and moved to Orlando in 2017. Returned to her Hustler roots as the Stinger coach this year.

1990s

BRANDY BEAN ’95

Development Director for the nonprofit organization Neighbor Up Brevard. ROBERT BECKNER ’95

Partner for over 20 years with local commercial real estate firm Lightle Beckner Robison Inc.


CLASS NOTES WILL LINK ‘97

Accepted the gavel as the 100th Chairman of the Board for the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce in April. The day was made sweeter by the attendance of his father, Bill Link P’97, ‘99.

BRIAN VANDENBOSCH ‘07 AND MEAGHAN SHINN VANDENBOSCH ‘07

Traveled with The Haiti Mission Foundation in April 2021. The group treated over 2500 patients, including over 1400 children. Sara traveled with doctors, nurses, a chemist, and family nurse practitioner. She took vital signs for patients.

Married at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in July 2014. They welcomed their daughter Madeleine in November 2018. After living in Boston for seven years where Brian graduated from law school and passed the Massachusetts bar, they moved back to Melbourne in summer 2019. Currently, Meaghan is the Resource Teacher and Student Services Coordinator at St. Joseph Catholic School. Brian is the Branch Manager at Majesty Title Services and will graduate with his MBA from the University of Florida in April 2022.

LEANE DAVIS ‘99

DANIELLE KWOKA ’09

SARA BALL ’98

Currently works check in for the Covid vaccines at Omni Healthcare in Melbourne. JULIA NOLL EVERHART ‘99

Graduated with a Master’s in Elementary Education and a minor in literature from the University of Florida in 2004. Seventeen years of teaching experience and being a lead mentor and intern supervisor in Brevard County for future teachers. Recently married Justin Everhart, who is a wonderful stepfather to her son, Tanner Garza, a current MCC freshman.

2000s

MIKE JAFFE ‘02

Director of business development for Hedrick Brothers Construction Inc. which recently expanded operations to the Space Coast. DR. ANGELA MCNEIGHT ‘04

Returned to Melbourne when Covid hit and started training for stunts. In January 2021, she was accepted as a stunt performer for The Jason Bourne Stuntacular at Universal in Orlando. She started pushing for film and has worked on Telemundo as background, nondescript stunts as well as doubled two of the actresses. Recently doubled Kate Walsh on an upcoming pilot season of “Sprung.” Even though she switched tracks, Danielle also took a job as a tour dancer for Pepe Aguilar. CASEY RUNTE ‘09

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant at local 3D Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, owned by Dr. David Dominguez ’96.

2010s

NICHOLAS KIRKMAN ‘11

Named President of Brevard County Dental Society.

Current CPA and engaged to Grace Barton. The couple is planning a December 2022 wedding in Destin, Florida.

LUKE CREMERIUS ‘07

CLAYTON SLENTZ ‘11

He and his wife Erin are expecting their third child in April 2022. LYNISHA NELSON ‘07

After graduating from Florida Tech, served in the U.S. Army for three years and is currently in the Army National Guard with the rank of Sergeant. Lynisha was recently inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021 for her record setting performance on the basketball court while at MCC and Florida Tech.

Recently engaged to Mikayla Hutton. They are planning their wedding for June 25, 2022, in Williamsburg, Virginia. MINGHE (SCOFIELD) LI ‘12

Married Ayaka Morita in Kamakura, Japan in June 2018. His host family, the Laird’s attended the special occasion. Their son, Kai, was born October 8, 2020. Scofield works in Human Resources.

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CLASS NOTES MICHELLE MCNEIGHT ’12

PAUL JAIME ‘17

Named the Associate Athletic Director, Business and Senior Woman Administrator at the University of North Georgia (UNG) in Dahlonega in June 2021. Prior to her role at UNG, she was an Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Finishing his final year at Florida Tech studying Interdisciplinary Science with an emphasis in Mathematics. Plans to pursue a career as a high school math teacher. Returned this year to MCC to coach the Cross Country team.

JOSHUA GOINS ’13

Senior Project Manager at CCDI, a construction banking firm. STEPHANIE CREMERIUS GOINS ‘13

Recently promoted at Health First Hospice to Community Access Coordinator. Stephanie has worked at Health First since graduation from the University of Tampa. KAYLA KELLY ’13

Graduated in 2017 from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology. From 2018-2019, worked in the Florida Department of Children and Family as a Child Protective Investigator. Currently a Correctional Probation Officer with the Florida Department of Corrections. RAY WATKINS ‘13

Graduated from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Currently the Assistant Defensive Backs coach for West Virginia University Football and pursuing another master’s degree in Sports Management. ALYSSA PALSIS ‘14

Engaged to Jacob in Miami on August 17, 2021. The couple is planning a 2023 wedding. RYAN ZINONE ‘14 & ANNE LAIRD ‘16

Participated in summer training for future Army doctors at Camp Bullis in Texas. They learned core Army officer competencies as well as the role and functions of Army medicine on the battlefield. They had hands-on weapons training and spent a week out in the field doing drills and exercises. They are both second lieutenants and will be commissioned captains upon graduation from medical school.

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KILIAN KELLY ‘15

Graduated summa cum laude in 2019 from the University of South Florida with dual bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Anthropology. They went on to graduate from Purdue University in 2021 with dual master’s degrees – Master of Science in Applied Anthropology and Master of Public Health in Community and Family Health. They currently reside in Indianapolis, Indiana, and work as a Medical Case Manager at The Damien Center, a nonprofit that focuses on HIV prevention, treatment, and wellness. KEEGAN STINNETT ’16

Received a full ride to University of Florida Law and was elected to the Federalist Society. He is also a member of the John Marshall Bar Association.

2020s

EMILIO QUIROZ ‘20

Currently in his second year at the Air Force Academy, a 3°. He is on the Commandant’s List for military performance and the Athletic List. Member of the AFA Falcons Cheer squad, Cadet Catholic Choir, Superintendent of the Falcon’s Nest rallying AFA athletic teams, as well as a First Responder providing medical support during parades and cadet events. This past summer he earned the USAF Parachutist’s Badge. JOSEPH STOKES ‘21

Accepted into the Sorin Fellowship Program at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. As a Sorin Fellow, Joseph will have a variety of research and study grants available to him, as well as mentorships, internships, forums, and other programs at his disposal. AARON TURNER ‘21

Participated in a walk-on tryout and was selected as a member of the golf team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is one of the starting five players.


CLASS NOTES Weddings GRASON GUAN ‘13

Married Geneva Diepenheim on June 19, 2021, in Bend, Oregon. Josh Goins ‘13 was the best man. Grason is pursuing a master’s degree in Physics at University of Oregon and Geneva is a chemical engineer.

SHAYE HALL ELMER ’16

Married Steven Elmer on April 25, 2021, at The Grand Manor in Melbourne.

KATHERINE STINNETT ‘10

Married on April 29, 2021, (after two COVID delays) at South Eden Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia. Her husband Adam Bates is a Regional Manager for Metro PCS and Katherine just started a new job as an ICU nurse at Bayonet Trauma. They live in Spring Hill, Florida, with their “dog daughter” Morgan. Katherine is pursuing her nurse practitioner degree.

JENNY LEGGETT ’11

Married Ryan Smith on June 24, 2021, at Club Continental in Jacksonville, Florida.

Future Hustlers Scott Steele ‘10 and Breanna Palsis Steele ’10 welcomed Theo Scott born October 10, 2021.

Corey Runte ’09 and wife Krista welcomed twins Cade MacKay and Noah Riley on August 22, 2021.

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ALUMNI MEMORIAL MASS

During November, the MCC family celebrates the lives of those close to our community who have passed by placing their names in the Book of Remembrance and including them in our daily prayers. In addition, on Sunday, November 7, 2021, in the Sullivan Campus Ministry Center, we honored the memory of all deceased graduates and staff with a special Alumni Memorial Mass. The following is a list of those we prayed for during the ceremony. Please contact the Advancement Office, advancement@melbournecc.org or 321-727-0793 Ext. 107, to add names of those who should be remembered.

RELIGIOUS Brother Joseph Umile Fr. Joseph Nolan Fr. Patrick O’Carroll Fr. Michael Woodcock Fr. Eamon Tobin Fr. Peter Henry Fr. Michael DiRenzo Fr. Jim Dore Fr. Edward Hamilton Msgr. John Caulfield Sr. Mary Belair Sr. Rose Francis Dunn Sr. Mary Fleming Sr. Frances Gavin Sr. Kathleen Francis Honc Sr. Mary Ellen Keady Sr. Joseph Francis Murray Sr. William Francis O’Donnell Sr. M. Gabriel Robert Williams

Mother Marguerite O’Connell Sr. Charles Marie Bartick Sr. M. Terrencia Higgins Sr. Vincent Mary Donohue Sr. John Marie McGrath Sr. Marie Magdalen Jones Sr. Mary Loretta Hewson Sr. Rita Sheridan Sr. M. Ann Sylvester Cronk Sr. M. Therese McCannon Sr. Brendan Francis Bradley Sr. Imelda M. Schaming Sr. Mary Fides Grilla Sr. M. Catherine Sean Sousa

FACULTY & STAFF Dolly Barger Priscilla Spafford Cooper Alice Daly Carmella DiMatteo

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Frank Duncan Joseph Fisher Kathy Gotshall Barbara Howard James Kutz Mary Lawlor Judith Mestayer Justine O’Connor Mae Partridge Maureen Pecor Raymond Robbins Lois Scrivener

Robert Slicker Michael Stafford Karl Witkowski Victoria Reid Zelazny

CLASS OF 1966 Timothy O’Meilia

CLASS OF 1967 Harold Bryant Michael Kaier Martin McGuire

CLASS OF 1965

CLASS OF 1968

Joe Durnin Donald Fickett John Hemans William McOwen Michael Newquist Judy Niergarth

Gregory Hartleb William King John Long Hector Silvestre Jr. William Pehaim Ruth Doherty Wallen


ALUMNI MEMORIAL MASS CLASS OF 1969 Jack Ehleiter Karen Brown Hartsock Frederick May David McCarthy Joan Buck Neves John O’Connor Charles O’Meilia Francine Lunden Payne Richard Wagner

CLASS OF 1970 Michael Burns Jack Gravel Christine Hawkins Hardee Henderson Yvonne Deese Knowlton Janice Doane Moyles

Peter Collins Wendy Bazemore Davis Frank Fink Norbert Kuhman Mary DeFluiter Lemhouse Cathy Snyder James Soukup

Mary Ellen Brett McDonnell

CLASS OF 1983 Marc Doyon Patrick Nanna Diane Ohlhaber Lourdes Barba Ridyard

CLASS OF 1975

CLASS OF 1984

Caridad Cobas Russell Thistle

Scott Bitter John Cooper Aveen Haupt Kristen Lyle Michelle Dwyer Narrington Mary Hemel Stephens

CLASS OF 1976 Kathryn Blackburn Steven Ganio Steve Olson Jerry Taylor Joseph Vislay

Adrian Ehresman Kristen Knudson William Meier

CLASS OF 1998 Christopher Corpora Simon Martinez Kelly Sorensen

CLASS OF 1999 Richard Scott

CLASS OF 2000

David Barsh

Sara Barton Gregory Diaz Lisa Dwyer Kenyon Latimer Michael Walla

CLASS OF 1985

CLASS OF 1971

CLASS OF 1977

CLASS OF 1986

CLASS OF 2001

John Atkins Jerome Dickens Patricia Blackburn Dickerson Richard Erwin Jody Fink David Jennings Jerry Kennedy Terry Kennedy Wendy Mahoney Lucier Greg Michels Albert Terrico William Wallace Stephen Wynn

Roderick Demps Joyce Jury Michael Kluesner Patrick Leonard Michael Long Barbara Meyer Mark Roberts Diane Massimo Ville

Lourdes Alvarez

Andrew White Kyle Morgan

CLASS OF 1972

CLASS OF 1978 Robyn Fisher Andrews Catherine Dunsworth John Gorman Shirley Jorene Hulsey

Mary Ellen Driscoll Clarke Michael Connor Gerald Hennessy Paul Neves Michael Rogan

CLASS OF 1979

CLASS OF 1973

Lauren Czuprinski Bill Detwiler Michael Marcinik Darren Monahan Anne Marie Smith Erraina Whorley

Bruce Alford Anita Best Brady Michael Helehan Susan Fedor Hoover Dirk Kern Alan Michels Jere Rillstone

CLASS OF 1974 Robert Burns

Donald Butz Philip Gunthrope Bryan LaClave

CLASS OF 1981

CLASS OF 1982 John Brannen Maria Gunther Kelly Lepper

CLASS OF 1989 Joseph Trotter Marta Vargas

CLASS OF 2002

CLASS OF 1990

David Franco Gary Hartsock Jr. Brandon Witcher

Amy Goetz Jennifer Crahan Woodward

CLASS OF 2003

CLASS OF 1991 Robert Kowalak

CLASS OF 1992 Christopher Downey Richard Love

CLASS OF 1993 Jennifer Angelo

CLASS OF 1994 Michael Lawler Brian Rudolph

CLASS OF 1995

Megan Eldridge Christina Inserillo

CLASS OF 2004 Susan Charland

CLASS OF 2005 Kyle McCarthy Stephen Middaugh William Riebsame

CLASS OF 2006 Grant Gerdes Scott Miller

Jonathan Gifford Jennifer Spilios

CLASS OF 2008

CLASS OF 1996

CLASS OF 2010

Debra Doughty

Michael Haddadin

CLASS OF 1997

CLASS OF 2019

Renee Bailey

Michael Goodwin

Paul Mackie


LOST ALUMNI ‘80’s IF YOU KNOW HOW TO FIND A “LOST” ALUM

Please contact the Advancement Office: advancement@melbournecc.org 321.727.0793 ext. 107

CLASS OF 1980

CLASS OF 1982

CLASS OF 1984

Robert Ekonomou Michelle Frechette Kennedy Christine L’Esperance Alicia McLaughlin Loving Dawn Mitchum Benjamin O’Neal, III Teresa Tyson Yolanda Bethencourt Michael Cook Anthony David Patricia Dischley William DuPont Ann Leigh Ferro Lawrence Gensler Teresa Karnes Jackdwicz Deborah Johnson Ivette LeFranc Kristen Hagel Lingner Mary Mulholand Debbie Karnes Prince Catherine Branning Rodriguez Stephen Soukup Molly Sweeney Christine Stehno Thomas

Pam Brandli Jeffrey Cattorini Kevin Clark Robby Economo Brian Gibbons, Jr. Marcy Smith Irwin David Lewis Sudhir Rajan Charles Riehm Courtney Stewart Mary Collins Monica Banbury Alicia Barker Shiela Moran Clauson Barbara Conover Daniel Dujovne Charles Fauteux Melanie Furtado Margaret Garrahan Kelly Gillin Teresa Baxter Greenwood Pamela Kirwin Richard Langley Larry Partridge

Sean Fitzgerald Michelle Medina Goatley Kirsten Harshman Lengyal Raymond Salazar Cecilia Middleton Shea Sandra Arcos Reid Braun Angela Castelli Steve Davis Troy Haley David Leies Eddie Lott Allan Mattingly Gene Mielnikowski Elaine Gagne Namour Lynn Schwartz Steve Vesely Kevin Walsh Jenny Guarino Wyse

CLASS OF 1981

Darryl Blankenship Kim Mosher Boyle Mary Elder-Wiley Susan Herman Enfield Daniel Gibbons Mike Gossard Patrick Harshman Oscar Jerkins Anne Maguire Nathalie Hansen Russo Mary Beth Symeon Anthony Balbuze Jr Audrey Myers Bernstein Cindy Berry Kristin Burris James Cox Kari Culture Kelly Hayes Faircloth Michael Falk Mary Kennedy Cindy Anz Larson Scott Meixsell David Mizell Guido Muys Kathleen Muzzy Christine Taylor Sullivan

Susan Amatuzzi Edward Chairvolotti Penny Braynard Collins Kathryn Kennedy Patrick Lonergan Carolyn Karnes MacKinnon Nancy Louder Winfree Lisa Arnold Kent Austin Dezireh Badr William Corbett Michelle Mizell Emery Cynthia Wight Forbes Mary Paige Hall Lisa Jaworski Don Kean Teresa Pearson Kathleen Barry Perret-Gentil James Smaldone Pamela McGahee Sprecacenere Annette Stoner Michael Thoman Brian Walsh

CLASS OF 1983

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CLASS OF 1985 Mark Alblinger David Elder Lisa Fisher Matthew Hayward Helen Heim Mary Harshman Kirk Christine Loftus-Hattervig Thomas O’Brien Chris Steele Richard Thibault Patricia Cullen Turpin Mauricio Arcos Baktash Bootorabi Tom Burris Gina Delcarmel Church Mackenzie Lovings Faure Ron Folse Kathy Banko Freihofer Noreen Herbert Fritz Tracy Hayes Nancy Hernandez Patrick Hilton Stephanie Hogg Maria Yates Irshaid Yin Leung John Lyle Chrisine Milo Michael Moore Jamie Dowd Morgan Chris Morley Kelly Mortland Terrence Mullen

Loraine Muys Stephen O’Neal Lisa Robbin Curtis Rowe William Rowlette Danny Ryon Jose Salazar, Jr Teresa Simmons Lara Vesley

CLASS OF 1986 Margaret Churchill-Friend Kevin Earley Jeff Gill Mark Konecsny Beth Bonenberger Wickramasuriya Shawn Gagnon Raymond Armstrong Heidi Ashton Tim Baum Ian Chen Steve Crawford Ron Farnham John Fitzgerald Samantha Fowler Ned Gary Steve Kallet Jimmy Klein Mary Losson Mary Machado Melvin Eddie Mobley Anne Marie Moore Tracy Forrester Moore Andrea Haupt Musmanni Roberto Quesada Marty Ruff Beth Rowe Schwartz George Silva Jeri Stark

CLASS OF 1987 Sean Black William Olson Daniel Smith Christina Flammio Talmadge Firzana Idress Javeb John Kraynik Kelly Mayo Carrie Odzimowski Denise Paolucci Michael Rosenblatt Patrick Stoker Kyle Taylor

CLASS OF 1988 Sean Case Kim Hoffman Clark Eileen O’Connor Andria Silva Summer Winn Sebastian Esposito Amanda Farris Ardery Steven Audino Steve Baker Elaine Schram Barker Brian Dunn Debra Brown Edel John Ellis Patricia Julianelle Jill Hoffman Kronman Diane O’Rourke Richard Piazza Marco Quesada Heather Stackhouse Chris Walsh

CLASS OF 1989 Rachel Richardson Anderson James Angelo William Davis Aimee Esposito Megan Gibbons Gloria Rivera King Jennifer McKruit Lievano Jonathan Powell Patrick Burke Susan Cabre Laura Critzer Philip Delos Santos Aaron Dill Michelle McGaffigan Ellingsen Donna Gary Angela Grandy Cara Horne-Barton Renee Jarrell Nathalie Odeide-Leander Sharon Petersen Elizabeth Barile Peterson Jack Platt Arthur Rodriguez Christine Seeger Franklin Snyder Christine Spires Michael Waranis


2020-2021

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021


INVEST IN MCC Charitable support to Melbourne Central Catholic High School enhances the many programs, equipment and facilities on the campus. The generosity of alumni, parents, grandparents and friends helps Melbourne Central Catholic High School provide a quality Catholic education to a diverse group of young men and women each year. There are many ways to invest in Melbourne Central Catholic High School. These methods of giving fit into two categoriesCurrent Gifts and Deferred (Planned) Gifts.

Gifts for Current Programs

Gifts Planned for the future

Types

Bequests

This is a gift made by a provision in one’s will naming Melbourne Central Catholic High School as beneficiary. It can reduce estate taxes.

A Gift of Cash most often in the form of a personal check payable to Melbourne Central Catholic High School (or gifts made via MasterCard, Visa or Discover).

• Mandatory retirement account distributions • A Gift of Stock may be transferred to Melbourne Central Catholic High School avoiding any capital gains tax. • A Matching Gift from a corporation. Several hundred U.S. companies participate in this program.

Gift Restrictions Although many investors choose to allow the school to use their gifts where they are most needed, we fund several special programs and projects through restricted gifts each year. These include gifts for enhanced equipment, programs and facilities.

Charitable Gift Annuity This gift allows the donor to receive benefits for his/her lifetime and to qualify for a charitable tax deduction. This form of support is attractive when one has highly appreciated assets. Melbourne Central Catholic High School requires a minimum gift of $5,000 to establish this gift.

Life Insurance If Melbourne Central Catholic High School is named as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, the policy premiums become eligible as a tax-deductible gift.

The MCC Fund Gifts help us meet the critical needs of families requesting tuition assistance and impact all aspects of school operations. We receive gifts on every business day of the year. Any member of the MCC family may make a gift or pledge at any time during the year (in our annual report we will acknowledge gifts made during each fiscal year, July 1 – June 30). It is important to note that there is no official “kick-off” for MCC Fund gifts.

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For information on ways that you can support Melbourne Central Catholic High School, please contact the Advancement Office at 321.727.0793 ext. 107.


FINANCIAL SUMMARY FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2021 (UNAUDITED)

Revenue

7%

Expenses

3% 2%

8%

1%

2%

1%

3%

4% 6%

86%

76%

Tuition & Fees, net

Salaries & Benefits

Student Support

Instructional

Student Activities & Athletic

Student Activities & Athletics

Development

Student Support Expense

Other Income

General & Administrative Facilty Other

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HONOR ROLL OF DONORS THE MCC FUND serves to involve, inform and bond the alumni, current parents, alumni parents, grandparents and friends of Melbourne Central Catholic. As it does so, it helps the faculty and staff to provide a better education for our students by directly supporting the current operations of the school. We are pleased to recognize the following investors who made gifts to the 2020-2021 MCC Fund. Their commitment and generosity help to ensure our continued success. We have made every effort to assure accuracy in both gift reporting and the listing of donors. Please contact the Melbourne Central Catholic Advancement Office with any corrections. Please note: The annual giving year runs from July 1 - June 30.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SOCIETY:

St. Clare Circle (10,000+)

Mr. John F. Sheridan ‘73 St. Anthony Circle (5,000-9,999)

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Cremerius St. Elizabeth Circle (2,500 - 4,999)

Dr. Tracy Bilski Bob Grammig Chris & Josie Quiroz Mr. Nicholas Regina & Ms. Joan Perry St. Bonaventure Circle (1,000-2,499)

Carl & Aileen Carothers ‘77 Mr. & Dr. Brian Crane The Dourney Family Mr. Frank W. Kern ‘69 Mr. Carlos Tellechea Lorenzo ‘12 Robert & JoJo MacDonald Mr. Michael F. Maguire Sr Mr. & Mrs. Gordon M. Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Corey R. Runte ‘09 Mrs. Marcia A. Sullivan SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

President’s Circle (500-999)

Anonymous Joseph Cichock & Cynthia Wheaton John Constantinide Melissa & David Cusick ‘99 Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Fleis Mr. & Mrs. David P. Franco Mr. John Genoni Mr. & Mrs. Michael Goodwin Mr. & Mrs. George Kellgren Dr. & Mrs. Michael D. Kenemuth Rosemary and Tim Laird Nestor Martinez & Dolores Murguia Clif & Kathy McClelland Alan and Judy Paternoster

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Mr. & Mrs. James Sartori Carrie Seringer Mr. Richard Stokes Gene Terrico ‘66 John & Joan Van Sickle Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah Wallace ‘93 Green and Gold Circle (250-499)

Carrie Alblinger Mr. & Mrs. W. Robert Anderson Jr Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bannar Sandra Bodfish The Cline Family Frederick Dorsey Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery A. Evans David & Ellen Fineran Mrs. Barbara A. Jagrowski Ms. Ruth Johnson Mr. & Mrs. David S. Kasch ‘92 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Koster ‘89 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Lacey Mr. & Mrs. Dan LaManna Mr. & Mrs. Christopher M. Lestrange Shannon & Reese Lewis Amy & Ernie Marquart Mr. & Mrs. Jason Mobley Dr. & Mrs. David & Brenda Muh Mr. & Mrs. Timothy R. Muth Charlie & Jan Reed Ms. Diane Roberts-Wieder ‘83 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Snyder Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Swalchick Mr. & Mrs. Arturo J. Tecson Zee Tenewitz Anne Chocolaad Toulouse Ms. Olga M. Viso ‘83 Mr. Stephen H. Whitney Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Wilkers

Benefactors (Gifts to 249)

George & Sherry Adams Audra Bodfish-Agramonte ‘87 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Alcorn III Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Alvarez II Mr. Aaron R. Anderson ‘96 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Arens Jr ‘77 Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ayala Vernon Bales Ms. Christie Bambery Richard N. Baney, Sr. Mrs. Deelee Bauer ‘78 Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Beaudry Mr. Jon Bednarczyk Mr. & Mrs. David Benninghoff Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Bent Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Beolet Mr. Michel & Dr. Ilse Berube Mrs. Nancy A. Biasi Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Birdsall ‘68 Mrs. Patricia Black Diana Bodfish ‘82 Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Bonenberger ‘94 Mr. & Mrs. George F. Bourgeois Mr. & Mrs. Brian Brady ‘98 Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Brandt ‘74 Dan & Laura Breisch Mr. & Mrs. Daniel M. Brinkmann Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Bruno Mrs. Stacey Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. James C Burke Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Cabrera Daniel & Carole Cacchio Patricia Cardile Mr. & Mrs. Edward Carlson Mr. & Dr. James Z. Carraway Linda F. Cassidy


HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Dr. German Castro Ashley L. (Cattee) Bell Dr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Chanda Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey L. Charbonnet ‘77 Mr. Les Cheong Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Chmelir Mr. Steve Clement Mr. & Mrs. John F. Colligan IV Mr. & Mrs. Jose Colucciello Ms. Jorene Cooke ‘97 Madelaine A. Cope ‘66 Arthur J. Coradine Paul E. Corbley Tony & Pat D’Alessio John & Maria Darwood Mr. Thomas M. G. Deese ‘73 Mr. Frank Deiosso Elizabeth DeLaHoz Ed and Sharon DeMont Ms. Vicky A. Demuynck Mr. & Mrs. Ernesto J. D’Escoubet III Rev. Peter Dolan Rick & Karen Dove Ms. Dawn du Mee Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Duren Ms. Diane Ekonomou ‘72 Tracy & Austin Elkins Magda El-Tobgui-Patrick Richard & Marie Engelhardt Peter & Caroline Engrand Mr. & Mrs. Daniel P. Ensell Mr. & Mrs. William A. Farina Mr. & Mrs. David Farquharson Mr. & Mrs. David A. Farrall Mr. & Mrs. Enrico Filippini Raymond Fisher Connie Barone Fite ‘77 Mr. John D. Foster Marvin D. Gaines Ms. Grace Garber Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Gaudy ‘69 Mr. & Mrs. John Gerczynski Bette Gibbons Mr. Joseph Glass

Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Goins Mrs. Eileen Goodspeed ‘80 Shawn Gross Guerette, Joseph C Bob & Laura Hails Rick and Peggy (Laskowski) Harrold Mrs. Christi Head Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Henry Mr. & Mrs. George Hensen Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hermida Mr. & Mrs. Ernest D. Herrington, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Herschbach Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Hester Mr. Mark A. Hinson ‘76 Ms. Alyson Hoffman, Esq ‘09 Mr. & Mrs. William T. Holmes Wayne & Susan Hosburgh Mr. & Mrs. Darrell T. Hunt Mr. Kenneth M. Jagdmann Dr. & Mrs. L G Jamar Tim Jellett Mr. & Mrs. James Jellett Ms. Tina Jenicek Mr. & Mrs. Paul Joyal Mr. Steven J Kalisik Ms. Kelli Kalisik ‘99 Mrs. Kimberly Kassis Mrs. Karen M. Kastritis ‘82 Anita Walker Kealer Janet Keany Mr. & Mrs. James S. Kelly Mrs. Diane Kendrick Mr. & Mrs. David Kennedy Kathleen & Brad Kennelly Walter & Mary Lou Kilian Mr. & Mrs. Robert Killam Mr. & Mrs. Wesley R. Knick Mrs. Cristine Kosnik ‘91 Connie Kostyra Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Krebs Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Kwoka Mary (Patricia) LaBelle Mr. & Mrs. Robert Labiak Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. LaManna

Mr. & Mrs. Larry J. Laskowski ‘73 Mr. & Mrs. James C. Lawler Mr. & Mrs. Brent Leary Mrs. Christine Levine ‘93 James Lilley Mr. & Mrs. Michael Linden Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Joshua J. Lujan Dr. & Mrs. Stephen H. MacDonald Ms. Lucy MacDonald Mr. & Mrs. Hugh J. MacDonald Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. MacKay Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Mackey Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Maguire ‘76 Elaine Mahnke Monica Maroto Clark & Elizabeth McBride Mrs. Mary McCarthy Margaret J. McCarthy Randy & Eileen McClure Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. McDaniels ‘89 Mrs. Lorraine McKenzie Dr. James N. McManus Teresa DiLoreto McNeight Joan McWilliams Mr. Ernst Merceron Mr. & Mrs. William Mims Jr. Dr. Morvarid Moini ‘03 Mr. David Monroe II Robert J. Morris Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Morrow F and M Mueller L. Margaret Nickolenko Mr. Peter Orsi Mr. Daniel J. Parker ‘92 Bill & Dianne Parker Mrs. Lori Patterson Mrs. Dorothy Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Pellegrino Mr. & Mrs. Fred P. Pellizzi Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Penn Vincent and Barbara Perry Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Pesi Jeff & Bonnie Peters

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HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Ms. Amy Pierce Dr. John Potomski Jr Mr. & Mrs. Tremaine Pryor Mr. & Dr. Walter Ramsay Mr. Michael Regina Trudy Fay Reid Mr. & Mrs. Guillermo Ricart Mr. & Mrs. Brian Ridyard Riebsame Family Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rizzo Mr. & Mrs. Richard Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rozengota III Mr. James W. Rudolph Mr. & Mrs. Costante Salvador ‘77 Tom & Sharon Schaefer Ms. Mary M. Schmitt Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Schwendeman Mrs. Lorraine Scotland Mr. Charles Self & Ms. Lori Search Mr. James Sherrod Jr Mr. & Mrs. Chih-Shin Shieh Cynthia Shinaberry Mr. & Mrs. David E. Shorthouse Mr. & Mrs. Charles Smith Mr. & Mrs. Troy R. Smith Ms. Carolyn Snyder Walter & Joan Sochacki Melanie & Doug Sorensen Mr. & Mrs. Roy Soto ‘83 Mr. Larry U. Spinosa The St. Clair Family Rae Stark Mr. & Mrs. Pete Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Don Derenthal Mr. & Mrs. David Stinson Jr Susan ‘65 & Jack Strahle Suzanne Strain Ms. Patricia E. Swope Ms. Dolores Taubert Dr. & Mrs. Arturo Tecson Mr. & Mrs. Luis A. Tellez Mr. & Mrs. James Thiele Mr. David Thistle ‘80

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Ms. Lisa Thomson Rev. Richard Trout ‘77 Mrs. Cathleen Tupper Wendy Uramkin Mr. & Mrs. Paul V. Vanevenhoven Virginia Venanzi Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Violette Mr. & Mrs. Paul Vitucci Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Wachlin Jr Mrs. Marlene Walker Gloria Haase-Walsh Ms. Natasha Ward Ms. Janet Warga Ms. Carrie Warren Ms. Madelyn Weed Mr. & Mrs. Derek Whitten Mrs. Maria T. Wilkie ‘85 Mrs. Marilyn L. Willis Mr. & Mrs. Sanford R. Wilson III Timothy J. Winkelmann Mr. & Mrs. Wade Wright Ms. Lisa Yarnell-Haire Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zingarelli Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Zinone


HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Businesses, Corporations, & Foundations Cantermen Construction Services Dell YourCause, LLC DEX Imaging, Inc. Employees Charity Organization of Northrup Grumman Facciobene Industries Nelnet Business Solutions Sutton Properties, LLP

Matching Gifts Googlers Give L3Harris Northrup Grumman Foundation

Scholarship Fund

Athletic Donors

Ascension Catholic Community Community Foundation for Brevard Knights of Columbus Monsignor Martin B. Power #14573 Knights of Columbus Bishop Verot Council #5485 Knights of Columbus Saint Joseph Council #7408 Knights of Columbus Saint Joseph Council #7408 Ladies Auxiliary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Community Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School St John the Evangelist Catholic Community St. Joseph Catholic School St. Mary Catholic Community The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida The Moyles Family

Duke Construction Corp. Facciobene Industries Mr. Matthew Gifford ‘93 Mrs. Kathleen Hensley ITD Safety Dr. & Mrs. Michael D. Kenemuth Mr. Neville Maycock Jr ‘96 Nissan of Melbourne Mr. & Mrs. Bryan A. Pinabell ‘90 Remax Aerospace Realty Royalty Air Stellar Transport Inc Sutton Properties, LLP Mr. & Mrs. Sean Westfield Dr. & Mrs. Jasin Youmans ‘94

The Oswald Family

MCC CHRISTMAS CONCERT 12.8.21 | 6PM HURLEY HALL FREE ADMISSION

GIVING DAY 2.1.22

MCC SUMMER PROGRAM LOOK FOR DETAILS IN SPRING CONNECT


TOGETHER WE THRIVE IN THE HIVE MEMORIAL DONATIONS In Memory of Kathryn E. Gotshall Ms. Lucia Anderson Dr. & Mrs. J. Andrew Bagnell ‘94 Sandra Bodfish Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Boggs Ms. Naomi Capili Mr. & Mrs. Kris Cowart Great Mills High School Class of 1969 Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Leggett Jr Ms. Jeanne Lightcap Mrs. Marie Ralph In Memory of Fr. Tobin Wayne & Susan Hosburgh In Memory of Adrian Ehresman Mr. & Mrs. Derik Ehresman In Memory of Lourdes Barba Ridyard ‘83 Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Barba

Bob Gotshall pictured with the inaugural Kathy Gotshall Memorial Scholarship recipients.

EVERY GIFT COUNTS.

WHY I GIVE BACK. "MCC gave me more than just memories. It taught me a Catholic value system that helped with life choices. A wonderful wife, a loving family, and a rewarding career were all influenced by my high school “lessons." Our faith-based education has been an important part of my life. That’s why I give back." CARL CAROTHERS, CLASS OF 1977

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The Carothers Family celebrates the baptism of grandson Cole.


TOGETHER WE THRIVE IN THE HIVE STAFF

FACULTY

Brandy Arellano Audison Beaubrun Laureen Benzler Susan Brower Mary Byrnes Nicole Cicarella Eden Cook Elizabeth de la Hoz Thomas Dooley Carrie Eller Kelly Ensell Nan Evans Michelle Farquharson Mariana Flores Grace Garber Bryan Gent Nick German Shawn Gross Carol Guthrie Rose Hart Christi Head Ernest Herrington Rita Herschbach Ann Kasch Janet Keany Liz Keimer Chuck Kelly Jim Kelly Tim Lancaster Paula Lemos Roxanne Lestrange Yashira Matos-Agostini Mike McMullan Christine McNerney Esther Morriberon Erika Morris Suzanne Morse David Parker Cleveland Perkins Matthew Rallo Nicholas Regina Brent Roberts Laura Rozengota Sophia Simioni Johnmichael Thistle Lisa Thomson Cathleen Tupper Carrie Warren Tessie Wilkie Rev. Vince Wirtner Jim Ziarno Teri Zinone

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ADMINISTRATION

Rev. Scott Circe, Chairman

Nick Regina President Ernie Herrington Principal Dave Parker Assistant Principal Bryan Gent Campus Ministry Johnmichael Thistle Athletics/Dean of Students Ann Kasch Admissions Janet Keany Technology Carol Guthrie Academic Support Nan Evans Business Rev. Vince Wirtner C.PP.S. Chaplain

Mr. Henry Fortier Mr. Kevin Casey Mrs. Lisa Kolb Dr. Jean-Marie van der Elst Mr. Nick Regina Mr. Ernie Herrington Mrs. Nan Evans Mrs. Roxanne Lestrange

ADVANCEMENT UPDATE Last year the MCC Fund raised over $175,000. This year’s MCC Fund Goal is $260,000. Join the 170+ donors who have invested in the 2021-22 campaign by visiting www.melbournecc.org/invest. As of November 9, 2021, we have reached 35% of our goal. Thank you to our MCC Fund Chairmen Chris & Josie Quiroz P’20,’22, Alumni Chairman, Alyson Hoffman ‘09, and Alumni Parent Chairmen Steve and Robin Cremerius P’07, ‘10, ‘11, ‘13.

MCC GALA RETURNS This year’s event, Denim and Diamonds, will be held at Up the Creek Farms on Friday, March 4 from 6-10 PM. Join us as we celebrate our honorees: Dr. Michael J. & Mrs. Donna McLaughlin ‘76, P ‘06, ‘08, ‘10, 12 and Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” White ‘97. Sponsorships available.

KEY:

3.4.22

Alumni

Past Parent of Student(s)

Current Parent

SAVE THE DATE

HONOREES


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