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St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Alumni Magazine Summer 2010

Class of 2010 College Choices and Awards of Distinction/Welcome Class of 2014 Green & Gold Annual Appeal Recap/STVM Science Students Receive Top Honor

Alumni Association News & Events/Mahar and Irish Crusader Awards Banquet/Class Reunions

Alumni OFFiCE

Welcome to our Summer 2010 Issue of the Alumni Connection Magazine

St. Vincent-St. mary HigH ScHool

15 n. maple Street, Akron, ohio 44303 330-253-9113 ·

ExEcutivE committEE Patrick J. Hart / Board Chairman thomas P. Freeman Fr. Joseph Kraker James P. laRose Christine Dougherty marks michael R. ochsenhirt timothy m. Rickus Fred ost / ex-officio EndowmEnt Board Donald P. utrup / President morris laatsch / Vice President Geraldine "Jerry" Kelly / Secretary thomas Presper / treasurer Susie Wallace / Assistant treasurer Pat Heslop Baker Daniel D. Figliola John A. Haag Deidre A. Hanlon, esq. Bill Henkel James D. leslie louis A. maglione louis D. maglione marcy Smith / Alumni Representative edward metzger George R. newkome, Ph.D. michael Piglia David V. Rathz / Headmaster Jean A. Staudt tony tricomi Dick Waltz Ralph trecaso / Financial Advisor Paul Bertsch / Financial Advisor otto Bosshard / Financial Advisor chaplain Father Gordon Yahner hEadmastEr David V. Rathz chiEf opErating officEr thomas Carone acadEmic administration Burke Stephens / Dean of Students Ken mcDonald / Campus ministry dEvElopmEnt Joanne Zaratsian / Director of major Gifts Jan Giles / Database Coordinator Jennifer Jesser Ringer / Special events Coordinator Peggy mcDonald / Secretary alumni Kathy Zehenni Holaday / Director of Alumni admissions Joanne Wiseman / Director of Admissions Pat Kokoczka / Secretary athlEtic dirEctor Andy Jalwan mary Howard / Asst. Athletic Director BusinEss Stella Weigand / Controller Kathy Bedell / Accounting manager puBlic rElations Patty Burdon voluntEEr coordinator Jerry Kelly

Letter from the ALumni Director

Dear Alumni and Friends, We welcomed the newest alumni members into the Alumni Association with the June 5, 2010 graduation of the St. Vincent-St. Mary Class of 2010. I know you will enjoy reading about all of their achievements, successes and future endeavors. The STVM Alumni Association officially welcomed the VM10 Class which consisted of 147 members during the Senior Farewell Mass on May 27th. This class of 147 students has 48 parents that are alumni of St. Mary, St. Vincent or St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. It is interesting to note that the incoming freshmen, Class of 2014, represents a total of 190 students with 59 alumni parents. The newly elected 2010-2011 Alumni Council Officers and Committee members are planning an exciting year of events. We hope that you can join us to rekindle old friendships and create some new memories. Don't forget to mark your calendars for October 1st and plan to attend the Come Home for Homecoming Alumni Reunion event (p. 2).We are proud to acknowledge over 109 years worth of graduating classes and decided to honor all classes ending in `5 or `0, and started our listing at 1935! The evening includes a tour of the school, refreshments, as well as entertainment by our very own STVM Marching Band and Cheerleaders. If you can join us, be sure to attend the 7:00 p.m. football game when STVM takes on Garfield High School and sit in the bleacher section reserved for the Come Home For Homecoming Alumni Reunion! Please RSVP by September 15th so that we can better prepare for the number of guests that will attend. I am often asked the question, "When did our school start?" The history and traditions of our school today is a reflection of the wonderful academic heritage that began with St. Mary High School and St. Vincent High School. As a recap, I have included a summary of our history below: St. Mary High School - Fall of 1897, the first Catholic high school in Akron, Ohio opened its doors to students. The first class to graduate from St. Mary High School was in 1901. In 75 years of operation, St. Mary High School graduated 4,351 students. St. Vincent High School ­ Opened in the fall of 1906, and the first graduating class was in 1910. In 65 years of operation, St. Vincent High School graduated 6,626 students. St. Vincent-St. Mary High School ­ Fall of 1972, St. Vincent and St. Mary High Schools became St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. The first STVM graduating class was in 1973 and totaled 237 students. In 38 years of operation, STVM has graduated 6,570 students. Congratulations VM10 and welcome to the Alumni Association! Many blessings to you and your family, Kathy Zehenni Holaday VM77 Alumni Director

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sEptEmBEr 3, 2010 Annual Shamrock Society mass & Reception sEptEmBEr 10, 2010 Annual tailgate Party for Alumni, Family & Friends sEptEmBEr 25, 2010 StVm vs. Hoban at Summa /infoCision Stadium octoBEr 1, 2010 Come Home FoR HomeCominG octoBEr 8, 2010 StVm vs. Walsh CYo Fall Sports night octoBEr 17, 2010 open House octoBEr 23, 2010 Showcase 25 Silver Anniversary novEmBEr tBd, 2010 Speaker Series novEmBEr 1, 2010 Deadline for 2011 mahar & irish Crusader nominations novEmBEr 3, 2010 Career Connections novEmBEr 4, 2010 open House January 2011 Car Raffle Begins fEBruary tBd, 2011 Speaker Series fEBruary 25, 2011 Car Raffle ends march 22, 2011 Seventh Grade Visitation march 27, 2011 open House march 31, 2011 Annual mahar Banquet ­ tangier april 2011 Green & Gold Annual Appeal begins april 8, 2011 3 on 3 tournament april 11, 2011 Annual memorial mass ­ StVm lRC may 26, 2011 Senior Farewell mass and Alumni Pin Ceremony

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The STVM Alumni Office has been busy this summer. The Alumni Office has been moved to an office located in the Student Center. Please stop in for a visit and spend some time looking through the wonderful archives, yearbooks, newspaper, and photographs. Thank you to the many alumni who have donated such incredible memorabilia and archive items (p. 2). Please stop by and visit us the next time you are at STVM.

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Come Home FoR

oCtoBeR 1, 2010

All Alumni ARe WelComeD

Alumni Reunion niGHt


st. mAry HiGH scHooL

The STVM Archives are growing thanks to a recent visit made by Bill Klotz M53 and his wife, Loretta (pictured above). Bill and Loretta presented the STVM archives with a beautiful St. Mary High School uniform blazer as well as composites dating from 1954-1972. Loretta was the secretary to the St. Mary High School Principal from 1966 through 1972. Bill taught at St. Mary High School from 1957-1972 as well as at STVM from 1972-1996. Bill and Loretta have two daughters that attended St. Mary High School: Jean M60 and Lynne M66.

recognize our graduating classes celebrating their special "5 & 10" reunions....especially those graduates from the class years spotlighted/featured below:

All alumni, family and friends from St. mary, St. Vincent, and St. Vincent-St. mary are invited to join us as we

1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010

We are so fortunate to be a school with such rich and wonderful traditions ­ our graduating classes actually date back to these years as well! 1905 1910 1915 1920 1925 1930 thE activitiEs for thE EvEning will includE: · 5:30 ­ Come Home for Homecoming Doors Open location: StVm Student Center · Refreshments of cookies & punch in the STVM Student Center · Tour STVM High School from 5:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. · 6:15 - Entertainment STVM Marching Band & Cheerleaders · 6:45 - Closing Remarks & Depart for the Field! order your tickets to the StVm vs. Garfield football game (7:00 p.m.) and your tickets will be at the Come Home check-in desk in the Student Center. Reserved "Come Home" seating available at the John Cistone Field/Green Street Stadium. Please contact Kathy Holaday, Alumni Director for more information: [email protected] or 330-253-9113 x120 dEadlinE to rsvp is sEptEmBEr 15, 2010

ArcHives GrowinG

The STVM Alumni Office is pleased to have received many archive items to add to our collection! The list is quite long and I might have unintentionally missed a few items that were recently presented to the wonderful growing archives: Bernadette Antonino ­ St. Mary High School Yearbooks and banners; Larry Marzulli and Jim Hadley ­St. Vincent High School Sports Scrapbook 1914 -1923; Kathy Carruthers ­ 1936 Class of St. Mary; Ann Shaul Garber ­ 1897 Rendering of Downtown Akron, St. Vincent High School Blanket/Throw; Vic D'Andrea ­ St. Mary High School 1952, 1953 Yearbooks & Banners; Bill and Loretta Klotz ­ St. Mary High School composites 1954-1972 and St. Mary Uniform blazer; Barb Metzler Thompson V67 ­ 1933 and 1935 Football Team photos.

Lost, FounD & reuniteD / Pt. 6

Kathy Holaday wishes to thank Lisa Pelfrey and her son, Lane Pelfrey, a Senior at Wayne County Schools Career Center in Smithville. Lisa and Lane live in Rittman and Lane's favorite hobby is BMX biking. While biking in Rittman, Lane found a VM01 ring alongside the road in the grass. Lisa contacted Andy Jalwan, STVM Athletic Director and returned the ring to STVM. After some research of the VM01 class list, Kathy Holaday, STVM Alumni Director, contacted Shawn Ferguson VM01 (pictured above) who confirmed that the STVM State Wrestling Championship ring belonged to him! Shawn visited the STVM office to retrieve his ring and was very appreciative of the effort that was taken to return his VM State Champ ring! Shawn is a 2004 University of Akron graduate with an International Buisness Degree. He is currently self-employed and is a representative for Supplemental Insurance Benefits.


Jim Kane V59 and Carol Casey Kane V60 are looking to acquire St. Vincent High School Yearbooks, specifically 1956, 1959 and 1960. if anyone has a copy available for sale or knows someone who would like to sell their copy, please contact Jim via e-mail at: [email protected] Bonnie Haddad Dallas m60 is looking to acquire a St. mary 1960 Yearbook. if anyone has a copy available for sale or knows someone who would like to sell their copy, please contact Bonnie at [email protected] Bob Von Spiegel m53 is looking to acquire a St. mary 1954 Yearbook. if anyone has a copy available for sale or knows someone who would like to sell their copy, please contact Bob at 330-869-5391 Ron templin Vm82 is looking to acquire StVm 1980 and 1981 Yearbooks. if anyone has a copy available for sale or knows someone who would like to sell their copy, please contact Ron at [email protected] Dan Grueter Vm83 is looking to acquire a StVm 1983 yearbook. Please contact Dan at 626-387-9184

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Alumni ASSOCiATiOn PresiDent's corNer

Get involved with your Alumni Association

Your Alumni Association Officers were proud to participate in the Senior Farewell Mass on May 27, 2010. We welcomed 147 new members into our association during the Class of 2010 Pin Ceremony. Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Alumni & Friends Tailgate Party scheduled for Friday, September 10, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until march Smith Vm86 6:30 p.m. at the John Cistone Field/Green Street Alumni Council Stadium before the STVM Fighting Irish vs. President Buchtel High School football game at 7:00 p.m. Plan to join us for the fun! If you are interested in getting involved in the alumni association or becoming an officer/committee member, please contact the STVM Alumni Office by e-mail at [email protected] We are continuing the tradition established last year -- there will be two General Meetings -- be sure to attend and be a part of your Alumni Association. 2010-2011 Alumni Association events: September 10, 2010 6th Annual Alumni & Friends Tailgate Party Lower Lot September 13, 2010 General Meeting STVM Conference Room 7:00 p.m. November/December 2010 Annual Adopt-a-Family Project December/January TBD Annual Winter Alumni & Friends Night January 10, 2011 General Meeting STVM Conference Room 7:00 p.m. March 31, 2011 Annual Mahar Banquet (Tangier Restaurant) April 8, 2011 3 on 3 Tournament STVM GYM April 11, 2011 Annual Memorial Mass STVM LRC May 26, 2011 Senior Farewell Mass Send your address and e-mail updates to the alumni office at STVM ([email protected]) so that we can begin an e-mail communication system for meetings and events. It is always good to hear from you! We have included a form so that you can update your current address and pay your annual dues. Alumni Dues are still only $10 per year ( July 1, 2010­ June 30, 2011). Please make your check payable to STVM Alumni Association.

welcome to the 2010-2011 ALumni counciL oFFicers

Congratulations to the following alumni for their recent election and appointment to the Alumni Association:

President: Marcy Smith VM86 President-elect: Al Graf VM76 Secretary: Kyle Hillery Freeman VM73 treasurer: Meg Witt Lee VM78 Past-President: Marilynn Hohas McCoy VM78 Standing committees: Alumni Awards: Brian Kluender VM04 Membership: Carla Bouschere Steiner VM77 SEC: Nareene Wong Beck VM74 Service: Patti Bouschere Molinelli VM79 Social: Eileen Walter Moats VM80 at large members: Dick Lang V56 Anne Walter Morgan V55 Mary Howard M68 Chris Dougherty Marks V72

Get involved with your Alumni Association. For more info regarding any of the committees listed above, contact Kathy Holaday at [email protected]

SeNior FAreweLL mAss

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, the STVM Alumni Association welcomed The Class of 2010 into the STVM Alumni Association at the Senior Farewell Mass. Alumni Council President, Marilynn Hohas McCoy VM78 congratulated and acknowledged the new members. The STVM Alumni Council presented the graduating seniors with STVM Alumni Pins and reminded them that their first year of membership into the Alumni Association is paid! Kathy Holaday, Alumni Director, acknowledged the nearly 40 alumni faculty, staff, administration and coaches as well as the alumni and senior parents in attendance. This truly is a community of family and tradition....there are 48 alumni parents of the 147 graduating seniors!


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2010 irisH crusADer AwArD

At the Mahar Banquet, the STVM Alumni Association was also pleased to present the recipients of the Irish Crusader Award. The St. Vincent-St. Mary Alumni Association Irish Crusader Award was created in 2008 to honor and recognize those individuals who have a longstanding and positive relationship with St. Mary, St. Vincent or St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Even though these individuals are not graduates of St. Mary, St. Vincent or STVM High School, they play an active and important role in the day-to-day running of our school and special events which is integral to the success of our school. During the 2010 Mahar Banquet, the Irish Crusader Award Recipients were presented with honorary alumni status and became honorary members of the STVM Alumni Association. Congratulations to the 2010 Irish Crusader Award Recipients: Roger Barker and Gary Johnson.

l-R: Sr. Joan monsour, iHm m51, Richard "Dick" lang V56, and Anne Wise Bickett m67


The STVM Alumni Association hosted the Annual Father Thomas Mahar Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet on April 22, 2010 at The Tangier Restaurant. The 2010 Mahar Awards Banquet was a wonderful evening celebrating the talents of our alumni and dedicated friends. The highlights of the evening included welcoming the four Mahar Recipients into the Mahar Class of 2010. The Father Thomas F. Mahar Outstanding Alumni Award honors living graduates of St. Mary, St. Vincent and St. Vincent-St. Mary High Schools who exemplify the spirit and values of Catholic Secondary Education in one or more of five related areas: ministry, service to youth, service to school, service to community and professional achievement. Since its inception in 1979, this award has been presented to 101 outstanding alumni from our school(s). Congratulations to these distinguished and impressive 2010 Mahar Recipients: Sr. Joan Monsour, IHM M51, Richard "Dick" Lang V56, Anne Wise Bickett M67, and Fr. Ignatius Joseph Kury II VM94.

Roger Barker and Gary Johnson

AlUmNi ASSociAtioN scHoLArsHiP

For seven consecutive years, the Alumni Association has had the privilege of awarding annual scholarships to members of the junior class. The scholarship is funded by association dues as well as contributions made to the scholarship fund through the annual membership drive as well as the annual Father Thomas F. Mahar Outstanding Alumni Awards program. This year, the STVM Alumni Association was able to award five students with scholarships. The recipients are: Alyssa Chiarappa, daughter of Lee Ann and John VM83 Chiarappa; Erica McCoy, daughter of Ron and Marilynn Hohas McCoy VM78; Vincent Michalec, son of Rita DeCarlo Michalec VM79 and Larry Michalec VM79; Bernadette Myers, daughter of Dave and Kathleen Breiding Myers V71; and Alyssa Paolucci, daughter of Lisa and David Paolucci VM82. Congratulations to the 2010 STVM Alumni Association Scholarship recipients.

St. mAry cLAss oF 1967

St. Mary High School Class of 1967 gathered to share in the celebration with Mahar Award Recipient and classmate, Anne Wise Bickett M67, at the 2010 Fr. Mahar Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet.

Back row left to right: Alyce Wise Wagner m69, Janet Cafarelli Stark m69, mary Anne malecky Sebak V67, Sue Buzzelli Poeppelmeier m67 and Sue Pecko Ross m67. Front row left to right: maureen ostroski nasrallah m67, Barb Sutter eisaman V67, Anne Wise Bickett m67, Georgeanna Jesser Stoner m67, Ann Ducharme Rutan m67 and linda Cafarelli Sasanecki m67

l-R: erica mcCoy, Vincent michalec, Alyssa Chiarappa, Bernadette myers, and Alyssa Paolucci

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2010 AlUmNi ASSociAtioN ALumni & FrienDs tAiLGAte

The STVM Alumni Council will host the 6th Annual Alumni & Friends Tailgate Party on Friday, September 10, 2010. Plan to join us for a delightful evening with our alumni, family & friends before the football game and enjoy good food and good conversation! Hope to see you there! The STVM Alumni Council cordially invites all incoming freshmen to the 6th Annual Alumni & Friends Tailgate Party! All VM14 freshmen will receive a free game ticket and a free tailgate meal! RSVP by September 3rd to the STVM Alumni Office ([email protected]

St. Vincent-St. mary High School

Invites you to the

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6tH annual alumni and FriendS tailgate Party!

St. Vincent-St. mary alumni association

Cordially Invites all Irish fans to the 6th Annual Alumni & Friends Tailgate Party

2010 ALumni 3 on 3 tournAment

The 16th Annual Alumni 3 on 3 Hoops tournament held on April 10, 2010 included six teams of alumni with graduating years ranging from 1978 to 2008. A donation of the proceeds after expenses were paid was made to the Alumni Association for the annual scholarship fund. The winner of the 3 on 3 was Team Schaffer: Dane Schaffer VM05, Jim Gilchrist VM06, Michael Breiding VM08, Josh Cavileer VM02, and Roger Wilson VM08. Get ready to do it again next year -- April 8, 2011! 3 on 3 Tournament Players featured in photo: Phil Alvord VM03, Dave Baugh VM04, Andrew Brunn VM07, Andrew Cavileer VM04, Josh Cavilier VM02, Dave Dages VM78, Jim Gilchrist VM06, Ryan Gill VM02, Ryan Kennedy VM99, Brian Kluender VM04, Nick Koesling VM07, Mike Luisi VM04, Andrew Obraza VM97, Finn Obraza (future class of VM25), Brian Pier VM04, Chris Salvatore (Faculty), Dane Schaffer VM05, Joe Schmidt VM78, Rich Sparhawk VM88, Anthony Tomei VM04, and Roger Wilson VM08.

Fall Football Fun Friday September 10, 2010

Serving from 5:00 - 6:30 pm Before the STVM Fighting Irish vs. Buchtel Football Game Location: End Zone Parking Lot Rain Location: STVM Student Center

No tickets are issued for this event Just check-in with the reservation table and enjoy your meal! make reservations by September 3, 2010 to reserve your seat! meal includes: sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, Baked Beans, desserts & non-alcoholic beverages Name (Please print):

Make Advance Reservations! $8 Adults; $5 Children ages 18 & under and $5 Seniors age 65 & older

Questions? call Kathy Holaday 330-253-9113 x120

ANNUAl AlUmNi memoriAL mAss

The annual Alumni Memorial Mass was held on Monday, April 12, 2010. Over 70 alumni, family and friends gathered together in the STVM Learning Resource Center (LRC) to remember loved ones who passed away during the 2009 calendar year. Our celebrant for the mass was Fr. Gordon Yahner.

VM14 Game Ticket: # of Adult Meals: VM14 Freshman Meals: # of Children Meals: # of Senior Meals: Total Enclosed $

@ FREE @$8 @ FREE @$5 @$5

= $ FREE* =$ = $ FREE* =$ =$

*STVM Alumni Council invites all incoming freshmen (VM14) to join us at the Tailgate for FREE! Without advance reservations, all meals will be $10 per person on the night of the Tailgate event. Save $ now! Make checks payable to: STVM Alumni Association and mail this form to: Kathy Holaday, STVM, 15 N. Maple Street, Akron, Ohio 44303

mary Kay Walter, Anne morgan Dennee Vm89, Anne Walter morgan V55, and Katie morgan logsdon Vm80

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Alumni ACCOmpliSHmEnTS

Our Alumni continue to excel and support the community

Bill coStigan, Sr. V39 may 19, 2010 was proclaimed as "Bill Costigan, Sr. V39 Day" not only at St. Vincent-St. mary High School, but throughout the City of Akron by proclamation of mayor Don Plusquellic. this special presentation was a surprise for Bill Costigan, Sr., a graduate of St. Vincent High School Class of 1939. He was visibly touched by the warm welcome he received from StVm students, faculty, family, and friends as he entered the StVm gymnasium. Bill Costigan, Sr. was even more surprised to see the irish community donning white commemorative t-shirts emblazoned with his picture and the name and date of the occasion. During the recognition ceremony, Bill Costigan, Sr. learned that the former Costigan building at the corner of W. market and n. maple streets has been turned into a state-of-the-art baseball and softball training facility named in his honor. Following the ceremony, all invited guests enjoyed refreshments and received tours of the newly dedicated Bill Costigan, Sr. V39 StVm Baseball and Softball training Facility. Joanne Zaratsian, StVm Director of major Gifts, noted, "Bill Costigan, Sr. and his family truly embody the rich tradition that StVm is known for. it was truly an honor to host this event." mary Breiding Vm84 teaches at an inner city Akron Public School, mcebright elementary. many of her students live with grandparents or in foster care. eight years ago, mary inadvertently started an adopt-a-family program when she bought gifts for one family that experienced unexpected financial challenges at Christmas time. this past year the mcebright elementary Adopt-a-Family program, headed by mary Breiding, was able to support 40 students and their 17 families. mary has a number of "anonymous" volunteers, known as the "Santa helpers," which include many Breiding family members, St Vincent-St. mary alumni, friends and businesses. mary graciously accepts assistance from many sources in order to help her students. As a result, her students are able to experience the miracle and wonder of Santa on Christmas morning, no matter their family circumstance, due to the generosity of the volunteers. it is a lovely way to experience the true spirit of Christmas ­ generosity that makes such a concrete difference in the lives of the mcebright students and their families. it truly serves as an inspiration to mary and encourages her to do more for her students. For more information, contact mary via e-mail at: [email protected]


Bill Costigan V67

Bill coStigan V67

On Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at the Student Union Ballroom at The University of Akron, Bill Costigan V67 received the prestigious Buchtel Award in Social Sciences. The Buchtel Award honors those who "significantly enhance the greater good of our community and recognizes vision, leadership, and community building as exemplified by The University of Akron's principal founder, John R. Buchtel." Congratulations Bill!

l-R : mayor Don Plusquellic presents proclamation to Bill Costigan, Sr. V39

mcebright elementary Students

Joseph nosse Vm88

Paul Waltz Vm88, Vince morber Vm88, Dave Hayslip Vm88, Jeremy Varner Vm88, Cole mcmahon Vm87

JoSePH noSSe Vm88

in 2005, daVe HaySliP's son, Connor was diagnosed with autism. Since then, Dave Vm88 has worked to raise awareness and funding for autism research. Dave and three alumni from StVm (Jeremy Varner Vm88, Vince morber Vm88 and Cole mcmahon Vm87) created the towpath expedition for Autism Research. the expedition included a 300 mile bike ride from lake erie to the ohio River on June 12th through June 16th. the money raised benefited the organization for Autism Research. When they started the towpath expedition in 2005, the children diagnosed on the spectrum was 1:166 and since that time it has risen to 1:100 children. For more information, please contact Dave at 330-730-7769 or via e-mail at [email protected] to find out more about the bike ride, please visit the website: http://www. Additional information on the research efforts can be viewed by visiting this website: organization for Autism Research at

Commander Joseph A. Nosse, VM88 assumed command of the USS Kentucky, which is an Ohio Class Trident submarine. The USS Kentucky is based in Bangor, Washington and is part of the Pacific fleet. Joe is a University of Michigan graduate, and is married with two children.

andrew Finley Vm04 has served in the Air Force national Guard for almost six years, including a tour in iraq last summer. Andrew and a fellow veteran are supporting the Wounded Warrior Project by riding their bikes across the continental uSA on a mission to raise awareness and funds for this organization that reaches out to wounded veterans. Please visit for more information about this event. You can also contact Andrew at [email protected], or by phone at (330) 807-3823.

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Alumni ACCOmpliSHmEnTS

Alumni nEWS

Keeping in-touch

leBron James Vm03

leBron JameS Vm03

Alumni AllEy


Fr. Patrick "Pat" Philbin V Reported on his Spring 2009 mercy mission to Vietnam in the St. Vincent Class of 1951 Chronicle newsletter. His visit included teaching the seminarians at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, the Home for Blind Children and Youth, and celebrating mass at our lady's Cathedral in Sai Gon, Vietnam. e-mail: [email protected]

e-mail: [email protected]


l-R : Son, Joe, and Joseph may V54

JoSePH may V54

On May 2, 2010 at The University of Akron, LeBron James VM03, received his 2nd Most Valuable Player Award from the NBA. Congratulations LeBron!

Joseph May V54 is active in Catholic Worker of Akron (CWA), an organization that helps and assists the homeless. Catholic Worker Movement was founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933 and Joe likes to refer to CWA as the "hidden candle under the bushel basket." Joe visited the STVM Alumni Office in March 2010 and shared the purpose and mission of CWA. CWA's mission is "to serve the poor in the city of Akron; to offer hospitality, including shelter, food, emotional and spiritual support to families and individuals who are in need of assistance, and enable them to become self-sufficient." In addition to the hospitality that is offered at the houses located on Princeton Street, CWA also provides tutoring for the young children, assistance with reentering the workforce as well as transportation to appointments. The Peter Maurin Center is located on South Main Street and serves as a "drop-in-center" not only providing meals but also fellowship for those in need. Joe received the Catholic Commission's Bishop William M. Cosgrove Justice Award in 2008 for his involvement with CWA. For more information or to volunteer, please visit the website: www.


troy Portis Vm06

Fr. william Karg V A recent article in America magazine featured Fr. Karg because of his dedication to Catholic Worker of Akron (CWA) during the 10 years of operation while he was pastor of St. Sebastian Parish. Fr. Karg is now dedicated to sharing his ministry at the Peter maurin Center.

michael thomas Patrick murphy V Published a book entitled the Search for the Bachal iosa (Staff of Jesus), from Saint Patrick to the troubles. e-mail: [email protected] george reuscher V living in Bluffton, South Carolina with wife, Judy. We have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Retired as a lieutenant in 1994 from the Akron Police Department and as Chief of Police from the Bath township Police Department in 2003. Currently working in security on Hilton Head island in South Carolina. We love the weather! e-mail: [email protected] Harry Zwicker V living in Glen mills, Pennsylvania with wife, Shirley. e-mail: [email protected]


troy PortiS Vm06


Troy Portis VM06 graduated from Walsh University and reflects on his high school experience .... As a STVM graduate I was spiritually, mentally, and emotionally prepared to attend Walsh University. The qualities that our school possesses gave me the confidence to enter college and immediately take on a leadership role while maintaining an above average grade point. STVM created a foundation for me that is embedded in the teachings of our Lord with the goal to educate students so that each individual can reach his/her potential. I was extremely prepared for college after attending STVM and I cannot imagine receiving an education from any other high school. The family atmosphere and loving faculty members will always hold a special place in my heart!

Beverly eisenman wormald m living in north Syracuse, new York with husband, lawrence. Proud parents of 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. e-mail: [email protected]

Patrick dunlavy V managing Director of Boardex and living in White Plains, new York with my wife, Daryl. We have 2 grown children. e-mail: [email protected]



Joseph georges V living in Castro Valley, California with wife, Carol. e-mail: [email protected]


Joseph Horvath m living in mission Viejo, California. e-mail: [email protected]


tessa Kerosky magyar V Retired and living in myrtle Beach, South Carolina with husband, George. We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. e-mail: [email protected]


eileen Sarlouis d'aurelio m Registered nurse and living in newbury, ohio with husband, Robert. We have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. e-mail: [email protected]

evelyn olson lamden V living in San Diego, California with husband, Bill and our 2 children. Principal/co-owner of Red Kite Business Advisors (marketing consulting firm). Please visit our website: Also, involved as an area developer and franchisee of a new women's weight loss/wellness center, own two centers and sell franchises in San Diego County and Hawaii. Please visit our website: www. e-mail: [email protected] michele Krumeich marzolf V Retired from First energy and living in milford, Washington. i have one son and 3 grandchildren. e-mail: [email protected] tim rasinski V timothy Rasinski was recently elected into the international Reading Hall of Fame for his career achievements and contributions to literacy and literacy education around the world.



marie Verde Karl m living in Freeport, ohio and was recently elected education Chairman for the Federated Democrat Women of ohio and also volunteer at the Food Bank as well as the Clothing Cupboard.

Barbara Borak lilley m living in Camarillo, California with spouse, michael. Currently hold the position of Director of Parent Relations with Advancement Department at la Reina High School in thousand oaks, California. our daughter, Sara nicole Avalos

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attended StVm as a freshman, and then we relocated to California. We have one granddaughter. e-mail: [email protected]



chris neff Bedell V e-mail: [email protected] daniel Shaughnessy V Retired from Akron Fire Department and living in Akron, ohio with wife, martha. We have 2 children and 1 grandchild. e-mail: [email protected] net Jim dages V living in lafayette, Colorado with wife, Roberta. We have 2 grown children. i work at the university of Colorado as a technician ii, teach trumpet part-time and play in several local jazz bands, a blues band and a brass quintet. e-mail: [email protected]

david giffels Vm Winner of the 2010 Cleveland Arts Prize, "mid-Career Award/ literature." As reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on June 20, 2010, David was nominated by Andrew Borowiec, Distinguished Professor of Art, the university of Akron by stating, "David Giffels is one of the most significant writers working today in the relatively new discipline of creative nonfiction. He made the difficult transition from journalism to creative writing with great success: His recent book, All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House, has received widespread national critical acclaim." ronald templin, Jr. Vm e-mail: [email protected]

Center, inc. and living in Bexley, ohio with husband, Colin and our two daughters. e-mail: [email protected] anthony Fiorello Vm living in Willowick with wife, lisa and our 2 children. Currently working at Steris Corporation as a Scientific manager and also Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology for the Department of Biology at lakeland Community College as well as Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology for the Department of Health Careers and Sciences at Cuyahoga Community College. e-mail: [email protected]


teaching visual arts to Pre K-8th grades at John Hanson montessori in oxon Hill, maryland and working on my mA in teaching and national Board Certification for early Childhood and middle Childhood in Art. e-mail: [email protected]


1976 1977


marguerite gebhart coffield Vm e-mail: [email protected] Jane willse Vanelli Vm living in Chevy Chase, maryland with husband, mark and our 4 children. e-mail: [email protected] lynn taggart rogers Vm living in Charlotte, north Carolina with husband, Ray. We have one daughter and one grandchild. e-mail: [email protected]

Kimberly douglas rich Vm Working as a teacher and living in Kennesaw, Georgia with husband, Clay and our 2 children. e-mail: [email protected]

Jill Johnson mcmullen Vm Working as a teacher and living in towson, maryland with husband, Brad and our new son. e-mail: [email protected]

adam testa Vm living in Akron, ohio and working at Juvenile Court as an intake officer. e-mail: [email protected] Jared Villers Vm living in Akron, ohio and pleased to have his art displayed at the millworks Gallery in october 2009. Jared's art includes abstract oil on canvas, mixed media and acrylic clay sculptures.





Julie mehigan Kerr Vm living in Akron, ohio with husband, Jeff and our son. Sports medicine Physician at Children's Hospital for the past 12 years as well as Program Director of Pediatric Primary Care Sports medicine Fellowship. e-mail: [email protected]

James Hamad Vm Assistant Athletic Director and living in Agoura Hills, California with wife, Courtney. e-mail: [email protected] edu Brian windhorst Vm Brian Windhorst was honored by the Professional Basketball Writers Association for writing the "Best Game Story in 2009." the article was his account of the Cavs 96-95 victory over the orlando magic in the eastern Conference Finals. the game was decided when leBron James nailed a 3 point shot as time expired. Brian has covered the Cavs for the Akron Beacon Journal and presently the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Brian is a graduate of StVm Class of 1996 and Kent State university. Brian has authored two books, the Franchise and the making of An mVP.




terry cistone Vm Working as a teacher and coach and living in uniontown, ohio with wife, marie and our 3 children. e-mail: [email protected]


elizabeth "lisa" lechiara Burgess Vm Working at Proctor & Gamble and living in Westerville, ohio with husband, Geoff. We have 2 grown children. e-mail: [email protected] mary morris Klatt Vm living in Clinton, ohio and my husband, Daniel and i run a business which was started by my father, First Flooring and tile. our son, nathaniel, plays football for michigan State and my parents ­ Jeannine Herring V47 morris and Robert V47 morris celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary! e-mail: [email protected] gary tenison Vm Director of Sales ­ Americas and living in Jackson, michigan with wife, libby and our 4 children. e-mail: [email protected] Kimberly Friend walker Vm living in Akron, ohio and have 2 grown daughters. e-mail: [email protected] michael williams Vm Working as a Special Agent in the national Park Service and living in milford, Pennsylvania with my wife, Angela and our 2 children. e-mail: [email protected]

Jeff gorman Vm Recently published articles covering various aspects of Cleveland, ohio as well as the sports industry on Associated Content entitled: "the Best Hamburgers in Cleveland", "if You think the Cleveland economy is Rough You must not live in Detroit or Kansas City", "Cleveland international Film Festival: launch Pad of Hollywood Success," "What's next for Your Favorite WWe Superstars?", "minor league Baseball Parks lure Fans with Promotions, lower Prices." Please visit the site to view the articles http://www. jeff_d_gorman.html Pamela Paulus Qualls Vm living in Cuyahoga Falls, ohio with husband, David and our 3 children. e-mail: [email protected] Vance Sanford Vm living in Akron, ohio with wife, Sarah Baughman Sanford Vm92. Proud to announce, we have just adopted a baby boy and our daughter is thrilled to have a brother!

rocco caponi Vm living in Boiling Springs, north Carolina. e-mail: [email protected] Steve nickol Vm Professional driver and living in Akron, ohio. Received the 20092010 Driver of the Year from PAm transport. e-mail: [email protected] lt. Jacob Smith Vm living in uniontown, ohio and i also am an armored car operator for Brinks and i am still an officer in the Armed Forces ­ 2nd lieutenant for the Army engineers. i currently maintain a writing website for new writers or people who are interested in a career as a novelist. the Website is www. e-mail: [email protected]



michael d. Powell Working in manufacturing and shipping and living in Green, ohio. e-mail: [email protected] com Sarah Patterson Shannon Vm national Accounts manager and living in Cincinnati, ohio. e-mail: [email protected] com

ashley thompson Vm i'm currently living in Cuyahoga Falls, ohio. i graduated from the university of Akron in may, 2010, with a Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care. email: [email protected]




Frederick mathews Vm Working as a manager of internet marketing & Sales and living in Akron, ohio e-mail: [email protected] com

caitlin grace Bennett Vm Caitlin Grace Bennett Vm06 was selected to be one of the leads for the musical "oklahoma," performed at Kent State university in February 2010.

michele Huff yerkey Vm living in Copley, ohio and working in Customer Service. e-mail: [email protected]



Jennifer gilbride-Brown Vm Working as executive Director of a youth-serving nonprofit organization, Kaleidoscope Youth

Heather murray giel Vm Working as a teacher & coach at our lady of the elms High School. living in Burton, ohio with husband, matt. e-mail: [email protected] melissa trecaso thomas living in Hyattsville, maryland with husband, Joe and our 2 sons.

FoR All oF YouR St. VinCent-St. mARY HiGH SCHool



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"KiNG for KiDS BiKeAtHon"

LeBron James VM03 and the LeBron James Family Foundation hosted the 2010 State Farm "King for Kids Bikeathon" on Saturday, August 7, 2010. The bikeathon recognizes and rewards Akron-area children who have achieved academic success, improved their physical fitness and made important contributions to the community. "I can't wait to ride in this year's bikeathon," said LeBron James. "Being able to honor the kids who have achieved success on so many different levels and are leBron James Vm03 rides in the 2009 contributing to my hometown of Bikeathon Akron is really important to me. I'm thrilled that my Foundation is helping the community by bringing together families for a great day."


Join together with your classmates


annual maSS V45 St. Vincent claSS oF 1945 the Annual mass for the living and deceased members of the St. Vincent Class of 1945 will be on Sunday, october 17, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Vincent Church. Please note the date ­ it is now the 3rd Sunday of the month. montHly luncH m48 St. mary claSS oF 1948 Join your m48 classmates on the 2nd thursday each month at 11:00 a.m. for lunch. location: Dontino's Restaurant (Cuyahoga Falls Avenue). For more details, contact narita Arnold linn 330-825-7733 montHly luncH m49 St. mary claSS oF 1949 Join your m49 Classmates and spouses on the second thursday of every month at noon at Papa Joe's Restaurant for lunch. For more details, contact Jeannette Pittinger at 330-523-0009 or via e-mail [email protected] montHly luncH V50 St. Vincent claSS oF 1950 Join your V50 classmates on the 2nd tuesday of every other month for lunch at 12:30 p.m. location to be announced. For more information, please contact marlene Dunford 330-633-4985 or Fred ost 330-666-3548 montHly luncH m51 St. mary claSS oF 1951 Join your m51 classmates on the 2nd monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. for lunch. location: Frontier Restaurant, 418 e. maple, Hartville, ohio montHly luncH m53 St. mary claSS oF 1953 Join your m53 classmates each month when we meet at 11:00 a.m. for lunch at Dontino's (Cuyahoga Falls Avenue). Call Dick linn 330825-7733 for more details. montHly BreaKFaSt V58 St. Vincent claSS oF 1958 Join your V58 classmates at 10:00 a.m. every month for breakfast at the Akron Family Restaurant (250 W. market, Akron, ohio. Phone 330-376-0600). For more details contact Anne Steinmentz Berrodin [email protected] or 330-6594117 montHly BreaKFaSt m59 St. mary claSS oF 1959 Join us for our monthly breakfast on the 2nd monday of each month at Amber Restaurant on Canton Road at 9:00 a.m. Contact Jerry Rotunda for details [email protected]

vm05 cLAssmAtes to weD

Julie Wolff VM05 and Jeb Schubert VM05 announced their engagement earlier this year. Julie graduated in May 2009 from Baldwin Wallace College with Bachelor Degrees in Human Resource Management and Business Administration and is currently working for Wolff Brothers Supply Inc. in the Accounts Payable Department. Jeb graduated in December 2009 from Baldwin Wallace with a Bachelors Degree Schubert and Wolff in Marketing and is currently working for the Cleveland Browns as an Intern in the Alumni Relations Department.

ALumni return to ASSiSt

We are always so happy to have our alumni return back to STVM. This summer, Coach Dru Joyce held a basketball camp for elementary school students and some of our alumni came back to assist him.

cHris KAuFmAnn vmo1 hoNoreD

Christopher Kaufmann VM01 was the first recipient of the Chris Kaufmann Courage and Determination Award which was created by Keith Dambrot, Head Basketball Coach, at The University of Akron, to recognize Chris, a long-time fan. This newly created honor will be given out annually in Chris' name to someone who supports the University's program. Chris is the son of Philip V64 and Pat Kaufmann, nephew of Mary Jo Chionchio V60, Anne Kaufmann V59 and Frances Kaufmann Michalec V66.

left side: BJ Brophy Vm09, Cameron Joyce Vm07, Cash Culver Vm10, Admir Bektic Vm09 Right side: Romeo travis Vm03, Sian Cotton Vm03, Dru Joyce iii Vm03

u of A Basketball coach Rick mcFadden, Philip Kaufmann V64, Chris Kaufmann Vm01 and Dave Rathz

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montHly dinner V63 St. Vincent claSS oF 1963 Join your V63 classmates each month for dinner. Contact Bill Price 330-923-4312 to find out the restaurant location, date and time for this month's dinner.

60tH reunion St. Vincent HigH ScHool claSS oF 1950 September 10, 2010 the St. Vincent High School Class of 1950 will host our 60th Reunion at St. Vincent-St. mary High School on Friday, September 10, 2010. We will meet at StVm at 4:00 p.m. for a reception and tour of the school. At 5:00 p.m. one or more of our class priests will have mass for us in the Chapel. At 6:15 p.m. Dinner will be catered and served in the lRC (learning Resource Center). options for the evening include attending the StVm Football game or staying in the lRC and visiting as we enjoy each other's company. Cost for the reunion event will be $35.00 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact marlene Dunford, 330-633-4985, email [email protected] or Fred ost, 330.666.3548. 55tH reunion St. Vincent HigH ScHool claSS oF 1955 october 23, 2010 V55 classmates will celebrate our 55th Reunion on Saturday, october 23, 2010 with mass at St. Vincent Church at 5:00 p.m. followed by cocktails and dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Country Club. Questions? Call Jerry Donnelly 330762-0518 55tH reunion St. mary HigH ScHool claSS oF 1956 September 10, 2011 the 55th reunion of St. mary's Class of 1956 will be at Papa Joes on September 10th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. A mailing was sent in July of 2011 with details and reservation form. For further information contact Don utrup at 330-334-4495 or at [email protected] 50tH reunion St. mary claSS oF 1960 September 24-25, 2010 St. mary Class of 1960 will hold our 50th reunion on September 24th -25th, 2010 at the Sheraton Suites. if you are interested in helping or would like more information, please contact marilyn at 330-825-4683 or Bonnie Haddad Dallas at [email protected]


50tH reunion St. Vincent HigH ScHool claSS oF 1960 September 24-25, 2010 We are looking forward to a fabulous celebration. Friday, September 24th will be our informal social at St.Sebastian Zwisler Hall 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25th at 3:30 p.m. there will be a tour of the high school (15 n. maple St.). then mass at St. Vincent Church at 5:00 p.m. and then off to our 50th class reunion dinner at the Fairlawn Country Club. For additional details on reunion happenings contact micki mcCool trenta at [email protected] phone 330-668-9068. Come to the reunion. Visit your friends and have fun!! 50tH reunion St. Vincent claSS oF 1961 Friday, August 19, 2011 we'll be going to the Fairlawn Country Club for BBQ chicken & ribs. Saturday, August 20, 2011 we'll have a mass at St. Vincent Church and then go to StVm High School Student Center for a catered dinner with a "50's/60's theme" and lots of memorabilia to share. the committee is hoping everyone will attend!! Classmates make sure you update the alumni office with current contact information - or - Cathy myers Deagan (330) 6995660, or [email protected] St. mary HigH ScHool claSS oF 1962 mini reunion Sunday, September 12, 2010 Join your m62 classmates for a mini-reunion scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2010 at the home of mary lou Gardner novitsky in Akron, ohio. Father Valley will celebrate mass with us and invitations will be mailed in the near future. Call mary lou for more details (330) 745-0676 St. mary HigH ScHool claSS oF 1964 Who gathers regularly to Remember... to Celebrate... and to Dream??? the St. mary's Class of 64 "Boomers." that's who! if you loved our last reunion and want to continue where it left off or if you wanted to come but were otherwise tied up with other plans, or if you'd just like to meet up with some fantastically ornery young at heart people you knew a `few' years ago... PleASe consider joining us! Contact lorrie Haddox for more details [email protected]

45tH reunion ­ comBined! St. mary claSS oF 1965 St. Vincent claSS oF 1965 our lady of elms Class of 1965 and Hoban Class of 1965 September 25, 2010 mark your calendars and plan to join your 1965 classmates at a 45th Reunion Party which will be a combined reunion of the 4 schools. the reunion event will be held on the 5th floor of the university of Akron infoCision Stadium prior to the Saturday, September 25th StVm vs. Hoban football game. meal and game ticket information will be provided in the near future. if interested in attending or need more information, please contact; lynne Wall Peters m65 via e-mail: [email protected] Carol Phillips lieb V65 via e-mail: [email protected] 45tH reunion St. Vincent claSS oF 1965 V65 Annual mini Reunion - mark your calendars now for our annual mini-reunion on December 26, 2010 ­ location to be determined. Contact Carol Phillips lieb V65 via e-mail: [email protected] 40tH year reunion Planning St. mary HigH ScHool claSS oF 1971 it's hard to believe it's been 40 years! We are beginning to think about our 40th year reunion. Please send me your location and event ideas and let me know if you want to participate on the planning committee. For more details, contact Vickie Demboski Davis m71 330-472-5316, or via email at [email protected] com let's make our 40th reunion a great success! i look forward to hearing from you! 35tH reunion St. Vincent-St. mary claSS oF 1975 october 1-2, 2010 the Class of 1975 will have their 35th Reunion weekend by attending the StVm Come Home for Homecoming event, which is scheduled prior to the home football game on Friday, october 1, 2010. A special invitation will be mailed to Vm75. Plus, we will have reserved stadium seats for the football game at John Cistone Field/Green Street Stadium for our Vm75 reunion! Come early for a tour of the school as well as social time prior to the game. more plans to come. Please contact Kathy Belany Devus ([email protected]) for more information.

Alumni Office is Available to assist with your reunion!

q Class lists q mailing labels q Save the Date Calendar q e-Connection information on-line Alumni Community q Website listing Class Reunions q Alumni magazine mailed twice a year (Spring & Summer) q Reunion Displays q lending library of yearbooks/ newspapers/archives q Reunion "Greetings" from the StVm Alumni office q Assistance with coordinating the reunion event with a venue already on the calendar (i.e. Annual tailgate Party, Annual Come Home for Homecoming Celebration, etc.)

For more details or further information, please contact: Kathy Holaday StVm alumni director 330-253-9113 x120 or [email protected]

Please make sure the school alumni office has your email address ([email protected]) 30tH year reunion St. Vincent-St. mary claSS oF 1980 September 10, 2010 September 11, 2010 Join the Vm80 classmates as we celebrate our 30th Reunion! Friday, September 10, 2010 Join us for the Alumni tailgate Dinner/Party before the game on Friday, Sept. 10th. For tickets and reservations, please contact [email protected] com

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Vm80 reunion (continued)

Saturday, September 11, 2010 ­ 5 Pm Class mass at St. Vincent Church then on Saturday, the Vm80 Reunion continues with mass at 5:00 p.m. at St. Vincent Church and then off to St. Sebastian Zwisler Hall for a relaxed Appetizer Party at 7:00 pm. with goodies by our very own Chef marc of Acme Catering. For information, contact eileen: [email protected] Visit the alumni reunion pages on the StVm website (www.stvm. com) for a look at the menu for the evening ­ you will not want to miss this reunion! For information, e-mail eileen Walter moats at [email protected] Be sure to send your updated address to the StVm Alumni office ([email protected] com) and those of any classmates you know may have moved since our last reunion. thanks and hope you can come--as always you are encouraged to join our Alumni Association. 30tH reunion Planning St. Vincent-St. mary claSS oF 1982 St. Vincent- St. mary Class of 1982 is planning our 30th reunion for 2012. if you are interested in helping or would like more information, please contact Judy Garritano Ware via email: [email protected] 20tH year reunion Planning St. Vincent-St. mary claSS oF 1991 the StVm Class of 1991 is planning our 20th reunion. We are hoping to combine the reunion with Hoban and Walsh. tentative plans include: tour of StVm, Friday night trolley from the school after the tours and pub crawl with the other schools, golf outing, family picnic, evening dinner/dance.

For more information or to help with the planning, please contact michael murphy at [email protected] or Jill Johnson mcmullen at [email protected] 10tH year reunion St. Vincent-St. mary claSS oF 2000 September 3, 2010 September 4, 2010 Friday, Sept 3, 2010 Join classmates for a tour of the high school that will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. and end at 4:45 p.m. then we will have a tailgate party at Green Street before the football game. Saturday, Sept 4, 2010 Join us at Barley House for appetizers and a cash bar from 6:30-11:00pm. the cost is $20.00 per person. let us know if you have not received an invitation. At this point, we are using Facebook to reach out and contact our classmates. Please forward any updated contact information to our attention and if interested in being a part of the planning team, please contact: Catherine oliverio Williamson at e-mail: [email protected] or elizabeth Kenny mosher at e-mail [email protected] 10tH reunion Planning St. Vincent-St. mary claSS oF 2001 St. Vincent- St. mary Class of 2001 is planning our 10th reunion for 2011. if you are interested in helping or would like more information, please contact michelle Wesig at [email protected] visit our alumni photo gallery located at and select alumni and class reunions. to post your reunion photos on the stvm website, please contact Kathy holaday, alumni director

St. mAry cLAss oF 1948

The St. Mary Class of 1948 meets monthly for lunch at Dontino's Restaurant on East Cuyahoga Street. Kathy Holaday (Alumni Director) and Joanne Zaratsian (Director of Major Gifts) enjoyed visiting with the many M48 classmate and alumni from our school!

(Clockwise) Dick novitsky m48, mary lou novitsky m52, narita Arnold linn m48, Bill Kuhn m48, Janie Pringle V55, midgie Sutter m48, Winnie leonhard m48, Jack leonhard m44, Don Fromm m48, Pat Fromm, marylynn Fromm Dearing m55

St. viNceNt cLAss oF 1959

Hank Bertsch V59 reports... The 4th Annual St. Vincent High School Class of 1959 Florida Mini Reunion was held on February 12, 2010 at Dick Parker's home in St. Lucie West.

St. Vincent class of 1959: Hank Bertsch, Bonnie Driscoll Beem, Dick Parker, Kathie Ryan Jones, Jim Shields, Gene turchan, and Gary Brown


the StVm Homecoming game will be Friday october 1st, when StVm plays Garfield High School. We welcome you to participate and be part of the alumni band. You may play on the field, in the stands, or just sit with the band and enjoy the game. there will be a rehearsal for those who wish to play with the band. the rehearsal date and time will be announced later. if you are attending and sitting with the band, please come to the band room at 6:00 p.m. on game day. You will need to let us know if you have your own instrument to play or need one provided. We have green alumni t-shirts for $10. You can pre-order and have your year of graduation put on the back, or you can get a plain one the day of the game. Please e-mail your shirt order and size by Sept 10th to allow time for having the year put on. if you want to pre-order a shirt, please make a check out to StVm Band Boosters and mail it to St. Vincent-St. mary High School 15 north maple Street Akron, ohio 44303 attn: mr. Campbell. mr Campbell can be reached by email at [email protected], or by phone (330)-330-923-0567. Please leave your name, shirt size, year, and instrument. RSVP by Sept. 10th to allow us time to get music together for you. if you cannot participate in this event but want to be informed of future alumni band activities via email, please contact me with your address. thank you, Jane miesle

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St. mAry cLAss oF 1960

Marilyn Snyder Dickel M60 reports... St. Mary's Class of 1960 joined together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their graduation day from St. Mary High School at a class Mass held on June 5, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The Mass was concelebrated by Father Burba and classmate Father Sam Ciccolini. M60 Classmates participated in the liturgy: servers -- George Huffman and Victor Estafen, readers -- Dolores Estafen Ohmer and Larry Lauter, petitions -- written by Pat Nash Butke and read by Penny Sabolesky Roush. After the Mass most of us went on a tour of the school. This brought back many memories. We then went to Spaghetti Warehouse. The rest of our reunion will be held at Sheraton Suites on September 24th and 25th. If you have not received the information, call Marilyn at 330-8254683.

St. mAry cLAss oF 1965

Lynne Wall Peters M65 reports... The St. Mary Class of 1965 had their 45th reunion the weekend of May 21st and 22nd. The weekend started on Friday with the 5:30 p.m. Mass. We invited all alumni of St. Mary High School since the church was scheduled to close in June. We had an overwhelming turn out of around 300 people. It was gratifying to see how many of the graduates still hold a place in their hearts for St. Mary Church. All of the graduates that attended were invited to join our class on the front steps of the church for a group picture. It was quite an effort to get everyone gathered. Special thank you to Patty Dyer Burdon M69 for her efforts in this photo opportunity! Mass and photo session were followed by an informal tour of the school and refreshments in the cafeteria. With the help of the STVM Alumni Office we had various class pictures to display that everyone enjoyed. The St. Mary alumni that attended our special reunion event included graduates from 1940 -1972. It was a wonderful evening. Saturday night was the dinner/dance for our classmates at Thomastown Party Center. The food was great, the DJ engaging and everyone got up to dance, proving that the Class of 1965 still has it! We still meet monthly on various Saturdays for breakfast at the Waterloo. For more information contact Lynne Wall Peters 330-4942649 or Rosie Jordan Federico 330-434-8707.

St. mary class of 1960: Row 1: marie Deli Cooley, madeline Klein Brown, mary Ann Weigand la Rocca, Kathleen Kernan taylor, marilyn Snyder Dickel, and Bonnie Haddad Dallas. Row 2: mary Ann nahas, Karol King Frazier, Susie lantz Stanik, Cecilia Reymann Rutledge, and Patricia mollica Drapcho. Row 3: Victor estafen, Sandra mcinturff Gish, Penny Sabolesky Roush, Bernie Blevins, larry lauter, and terry eckerman Falter. Row 4: Dolores estafen ohmer, Veronica Brown misbrenner, madelynne Kavulla Horak, Anna Fritche Williams, and Barbara Zoker lauter. Row 5: George Huffman, Father Sam Ciccolini, Diana Ciccarelli Walbeck, tim Rainey, and Dianne Krieger Demko.

St. viNceNt cLAss oF 1970

The St. Vincent High School Class of 1970 celebrated our 40th Reunion on June 26, 2010 at Menches, Canal Park.

St. mary class of 1965: 1st row l-R: Donna Procaccio Dowler, mary Coffman Rodgers, Barb Sibbio Ford, Kathy Dyer Dempsey, Delores Campanale Brookover, lynne Wall Peters, Rosie Jordan Federico, Janet Schlosser, lynne Scheatzle leiby, Steve mergenov 2nd row l-R: Paula michler Sepelak, trish ostroski, mary Breiding mayer, Paula Stone tucker, Judy nyitray Abdallah, linda Dieringer Pastor, Joyce Conner michael, Patti Becker lockhard, mary Ann Kernan Harvey, Annie Berish Davis, Cathy Wozniak marr 3rd row l-R: Gloria Riccardi Hutchison, nancy niam Sparrow, martha linn lund, Susan linn Swaney, marianne Solosky Austin, Barbara Gaugler Starcher, Pat turner Ford, mellany myers Horvath, Kathy Gill Weber, Rita Buzzelli Klein, trish Weaver Ferry, Kathy Hoynes Farwell 4th row l-R: mary Donna DeCastro Rosnek, maggie todorovic mcClure, Judy Scarpinito thomas, Peggy Walter maltarich, Alice Wood, marie Pavone Pronio, mary Jo Alexander, Judy Watson, nancy livigni Straw, Joan Arison, Barbara Alekna Ciancio, Judi Sekerak Alberts

AlUmNi visit stvm

Catherine Oliverio Williamson VM00 visited the alumni office while in the process of organizing the 10th year reunion for the STVM Class of 2000. Catherine VM00 and her son, Sonny D. Williamson, future class of VM26, are featured in the photo.

St. Vincent class of 1970: (l to R) tim Killian, Kathy Kalaman Welsh, Frank merendino, Ann Souers Brennan, mike malecky, Dick Costigan, Karol Christianson Parber, lon Johnson, Jeff enright, and Dan Brennan

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in OuR pRAyERS

Remembering our alumni, family and friends -- June 1, 2010--December 31, 2010

John l. darago V50 Husband of Rita Giacomo Darago V49. Father of John V72, Kevin Vm75, timothy Vm78, and Patrick Vm81 leonard nalencz V37 Husband of Jean. Father of lenore Hollendonner (deceased), John (deceased), leonard, and Jean Ann Perella John c. Bertsch Husband of loretta miller Bertsch m52. Father of John, David, and Andrew Zee moscarillo Wife of Robert (deceased). mother of mary Kallmeyer Vm77, Donna Kelley, Roxanne Kellogg, and marc Katherine J. Vargo Wife of Calman (deceased). mother of Kathy tomer m67 robert l. welch Husband of Carmel. Father of Robert Vm84, and Claudia Webb ann gorman Kaforey V47 Wife of melville (deceased). mother of ellen, mary louise Drayer, neal, and thomas. Sister of Sr. mary Xavier CSA V38 leo P. longville V49 Husband of Sally Delagrange longville V52. Father of Renee Conlon Vm74, mariwin linsenmayer Vm75, Paul Vm76, leo Vm79, Colleen Vm81, and edward Vm83. Brother of Regis V46 (deceased), Robert V47 (deceased), mary lou V52 (deceased), Anne marie Wood V60, Gerald, and Robert V68 m. Sandra Brown Scheatzle V51 Wife of John V49 (deceased). mother of Sally Kinsley, lynn Kovacs, Alan, and Robert Joan Kirk Kline V52 Wife of James V52. mother of Karen Sattler, Keith, Kevin, and Kim lauritzen. Sister of Bill V49 timothy J. Burrell Father of leigh Ann, melanie Vaughn, travis, Shaun, and Jason. Brother of mary Dolis, David Vm74, Pat, mike, Jean Crain m61 (deceased), Johnny (deceased), Jim (deceased), Danny (deceased), and Jeff (deceased) dorothy glasgow large V40 Wife of leroy V40 (deceased). mother of thomas (deceased), Barbara Ramin, James, Patricia Cleary, elizabeth Hansen, Joe Vm77, Stephen Vm80, Jacqueline Savage Vm81. Sister of lyn Graf Crager (deceased), Georgene Doyle, and marianne lowe V43 andrew Pachipka Husband of Katy. Father of mike, Susan, and Paula Dulabahn m70 Bill abshire, Jr. Husband of Christine (deceased). Father of Debbie Wallen, William, Samuel Vm84, and thomas emelie rice Wife of timothy. mother of Renee olechniwicz Vm92, and Camille Glidden esther J. lambe Wife of Charles (deceased). mother of John, and edward V63 dorothy mattingly wade m48 Wife of Bill (deceased). mother of mary mcCormick, Diane marino, Chris englehart, and Steve. Sister of Sr. Dorothy mattingly, Jean Albright V53, eileen Hagenbaugh V61, Bill V56, and tim Stidger roberts Husband of Stella (deceased). Father of Connie Dattilo m67 isabelle mcguckin-Quaintance Wife of eugene mcGuckin V33 (deceased), and Fisher Quaintance (deceased). mother of maureen Snider (deceased), Kathy West, eileen Schmitt, Jim, John, and Kevin alicia m. wyler V64 Daughter of Wilbur V43 (deceased), and mary (deceased) mark a. Brightman Son of Carl (deceased), and irene miller Brightman V35 (deceased). Brother of Beth mcCaffrey (deceased), Christine Villanova, Jane Alma Cross (deceased), Paula Folk, Catherine Brightman irene cistone Wife of Pete Cistone (deceased). mother of maria, Joe, and mike alice o'neil gaffney V45 Wife of Frank V45 (deceased). mother of maureen Katanic, Patrick, Sean, and Colleen thompson. Sister of mary, James V40, Patience V42, margaret Ann Freer V48, J. Philip, Robert (deceased), and Donald (deceased) marilyn Hayes Braun m51 Wife of Chuck (deceased). mother of Patricia Boley, and Kathy manghillis mary Jane willis Wife of Hugh V31 (deceased). mother of R. michael, David, mary ellen morales, John, Kathy, and tom Judith Haley Hodgkiss m56 mother of mark, Roby and tim. Sister of Donna Holcomb m58, marguerite Andrews m54, and nancy Hill miriam Ballard Pringle V46 Wife of thomas (deceased). mother of Pat, Karen, and Sandy Pringle-Young donna gable davis m63 Wife of larry. mother of Gary clarence l. deger Husband of marie (deceased). Father of David (deceased), Gerald (deceased), Ron, Chuck, theresa, Cindy, marsha Porter m70, Kevin, and Danny gary e. Steffee Husband of Anna Walsh Steffee V43 (deceased). Father of Daniel, and Chris thomas a. chickos Husband of Damaris Ratay Chickos m61 (deceased). Father of Kathleen mcCormick, thomas, Frank, Kris, and Rosemary Ramoso. Brother of John, and Kathy m64 thomas goodall Husband of Carol DeJacimo Goodall m66. Father of Gina magoteaux agnes "toots" Breen iacomini Wife of leo (deceased). mother of Jeanne Craig V53, and meg Janecek V56 Bill Spaid Husband of Kathy. Father of Samantha, nathan, and Charlotte. Brother of Greg, Kate Pistone V70, and nick Joseph a. granata m39 Husband of Angela (deceased). Father of Denise Harp, and Rosemary Crisci. Brother of Dominic m37 (deceased), Sam m42 (deceased), and mother Amata Rose (deceased) ronald P. leonino Father of Aaron. Son of Cosmo (deceased), and Agnes Smith leonino m46. Brother of mike, tom, Jim, laura labak, Sarah mcPeek, nancy Rachocki, and Kathy Gottschick eleanor walsh Sever V35 Wife of Stanley (deceased). mother of Grace Sunbury, Stanley, mark, Kevin, and timothy (deceased). Sister of Victor V41 (deceased), and Janet Sees V39 (deceased) rita d. Shaffer Wife of George (deceased). mother of George (deceased), Ron, Dennis, Frank, Patti Gross m68, Karen Kostoff, Rita, mary Ann Cole, and Brian Herbert Benson Husband of miriam. Father of Gary V70, linda tubbs V64, Susan Arney, Barbara Baglia, and Carolyn Beland marie Sadler mccloud Wife of Harold (deceased). Sister of elizabeth Parsons (deceased), Karen Cole m67, John V60, Joe V55, and Charles V52 eleanor Plell Shields Wife of Clark (deceased). mother of mary louise letterman. Sister of mary V52, and thomas m54 Jane walzer Zachardy V43 Wife of Robert (deceased). mother of John V66 (deceased), Susan (deceased), Barb Kelly, Carole, Patty Van Pelt, mary Smith, and Chuck. Sister of Bette Currans V36 (deceased), William V31 (deceased), James V41 (deceased), and Charles V50 (deceased) louise aupperle Wife of Ken. mother of Kristopher, Bryan, Alexander Vm03, and Sandi Vm01 ralph "Jay" conway Husband of mary ellen (deceased). Father of Ralph, Jay, Charles, William, eva Kislin, Cindy Smith, and mary ellen. Brother of margaret Ahern m43 (deceased), mary Alice tavolier, Helen V57, Cathy mehok V60, tom, Howie, and michael V55 Horace "Phil" Phillips Husband of Patricia mcDowell Phillips V43 (deceased). Father of mary ellen mcDonald V70, John V72, Steve Vm75, and Peggy Wellemeyer Vm76 louis m. testa V64 Husband of Gerogeann. Father of louis (deceased), Aaron, Adam Vm03, and Annaliese. Brother of Ron V61 (deceased) george neary Husband of Charmaine (deceased). mother of Cherie Savage, Patrick, michael, Ginny Franks, Peggy murphy, theresa, and Gerard neary (StVm Drama teacher) Kathleen m. Burrell Wife of Jack (deceased). mother of Jean Craig m61 (deceased), John (deceased), tim (deceased), Jim (deceased), Jeff (deceased), Dan (deceased), mike, Pat, David Vm74, and mary Dolls Fr. John andrew Joseph devany cP Brother of Jack V47, Frank V38 (deceased), tom V35 (deceased) and Kathleen mosher thelma weimer Wife of Paul. mother of David, William, mark, and Rebecca Kline Vm83. Sister of Jeanette Wells ondecker V47 John e. Falter m51 Husband of mary Getzinger Falter m54 (deceased). Father of Don, John, and Doug. Brother of mary Knapp m52 (deceased), Agnes tanner m56 (deceased), martha Smith m63 (deceased), Bill m50, and Clem m59 mary c. adamo Wife of nicholas (deceased). mother of Joseph V55, Paul, and theresa Ruther V31 (deceased)

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Frank Kurtz Husband of Harriett. Father of Cindy Hayes V69, larry and Dave elizabeth "Betsy" thomas Bekeleski m53 Wife of Chester V52 (deceased). mother of Julie, tracy, laura Shilling, Vicki Gjurkovitsch, and Jeffrey. Sister of norma lesho m48, mary Killian, Ken m47, Phil, and David mary waickman tenison V56 Wife of David. mother of David Vm78, Gary Vm80, Scott, Bob, Rosemary Vm79, teresa Cantoni Kozak Vm79, and monica Gilmore Vm81 (deceased). Sister of Robert Waickman V57, and Richard Waickman V57 (deceased) Kevin John mcFarland Son of Richard m43 (deceased) and Regina Geers mcFarland m49. Brother of Bill, Gary, mark, Karen Shaffer, Katherine looney, eileen Knotts, and laura leslie rietz Husband of June. Father of Joseph (deceased), Paul, John, Christopher, mimi macDonald m71, mary Clare, and Sandra Fair claudia ruth Breiding Daughter of Fred and Ruth Breiding. Sister of mary Ann Rowan V58, martha nix V60, marilyn, Bill, Fred, and tim Frances m. chitty Wife of Jerald. mother of Geraldine Hill V63 doris "Jean" gilbride Kline V59 Wife of Charles. mother of Charles, and Rebecca. Daughter of Charles V31 (deceased) and Doris Gilbride (deceased). Sister of mark V63, Charles V55, David, Gail Stamper V61, William V58 (deceased), and Ann Burkhart V56 (deceased) alexander a. Swartz Husband of Ann marie. Father of Pauline Grasso V62 edward t. Voight V48 Husband of Doris (deceased). Father of Gregory (deceased), Beverly Howard, Shirley Pratter, Judy Wong, and Patty Voight Bernadine Spallino Sloan V40 Wife of edward V35 (deceased). mother of michael V66, thomas V69, John V72, and edward. Sister of Frank V45 (deceased), John (deceased), tony (deceased), Joe (deceased), Jack V36 (deceased), Annie (deceased), and Alice (deceased) george J. Schmalz m45 Husband of marla. Father of Geordie, and Geoffrey. Brother of Donald, and Helen louise Swain m43 (deceased) Jacqueline abraham aoun Wife of John. mother of John, Joe, Jean and Jim. Sister of marilyn malick V53, Patty morin V55, Ron, Janice Johnson, marguerite (deceased), and Barry (deceased)

dolores marie Bell Wife of Arthur (deceased). mother of Catherine Porchowsky, loretta Byrnes, michael, David, and edmund. Sister of Auggie Fields V52 (deceased), Carl, Joan, mirella Scaldeferro, and Carol edmunds charles g. lipford Husband of martha Kolton lipford m52. Father of mark lawrence e. combs V53 Husband of Rebecca. Father of Ashley, Aaron, David, michael, Jennifer, Diana, and ed yvonne Zehenni Wife of Zuker Zehenni (deceased). mother of Ken, Joyce Reville, and Kathy Holaday Vm77 edgar w. crosley Husband of Billie. Father of Kenneth, JoAnne Potok m66, Jan Wonnell m68, and Jean turley george e. craig m49 Husband of Jeanne iacomini Craig V53. Father of Bernadette Jones Vm77, michael Vm77, Candy Ann (deceased), Anthony, Scott, and Patrick Vm88. Brother of Raymond m43 (deceased), Bill m55 (deceased), mary ellen Coolman m45, margie townsell m57, Robert m52 and Sr. evelyn Craig m64 mary c. adamo Wife of nicholas (deceased). mother of Joseph V55, Paul, and theresa Ruther william "mike" Hanrahan Husband of Janet. Father of John Vm78 (deceased), Debi, Kathy Johnson, marie trout m71, and Patty Summers Patricia lattimer Sayer V56 Wife of Harry. mother of michelle, michael, and Richard. Sister of Betty Steinmetz V58, JoAnn Devine, Harry, Donald, Stephen, and Bob rosemary willett mother of Pat longacre, Felix D'Avello, Sue, David, Kathleen, and Janet Coffman. Sister of Arthur (deceased), Robert m52 (deceased), marjorie Curtis (deceased), Vera laser (deceased), elizabeth Regalis (deceased), Dorothy Riley, Jane Floto, Bonnie Weirtz V49, Joyce Gargano, and Richard Konkel V48 mary Katherine o'neil Sister of James V40, Patience V42, margaret Freer V48, Alice Gaffney V45 (deceased), Robert V38 (deceased), J. Philip, and Donald (deceased) Pauline Butler may m37 Wife of Joseph. mother of Phyllis Applegate, John, and Vincent charles m. levesque Vm80 Son of Barbara and Charles. Brother of Sue Gaddam V72, Diane Capretta Vm74, Barbara Harrison Vm75, and Debbie Bosley Vm81

Sister m. loretta Petit, oP December 3, 1917 ­ may 15, 2010 in our prayers... Sr. loretta, past teacher and principal of St. Vincent High School, attended the V59 50th Reunion on September 12, 2009. Sr. loretta is pictured with her nephew, Chuck Petit V59. Viola Sullivan Wife of Charles (deceased). mother of michael V53, maureen ullom, Kathleen Brennan V58, John, eugene, and mark Frederick m. christ m61 Husband of Patricia. Father of Dawn Kmet, and Jeff. Brother of Sharon Barrett m65, Donald (deceased), tom m62, Diane Werner, Patty evans m64, and Peggy Zolot Jane alma cross Wife of Homer. mother of Daniel Dolson, Kathleen Hudak, and David Dolson. Daughter of Carl (deceased) and irene miller Brightman V35 (deceased) Katherine "Kitty" Krupp Zawistowski m46 Wife of Alex (deceased). mother of James, Joseph, and michael (deceased). Sister of malcolm m28 (deceased), Carroll m35 (deceased), John m38 (deceased), Sr. Susanne Krupp m29 (deceased), Rita Harris m37 (deceased) and K. leone Frank m31 (deceased) cathleen "Kay" crowley Sullivan conrad V53 Wife of Gordon. mother of theresa Sullivan Bolon, thomas Sullivan, John Sullivan, Judith oneacre, Bridget maxwell, and Craig Conrad. Sister of mary lou Coots V46, and nancy Hunsaker V51 Pauline Butler may m37 Wife of Joseph. mother of Phyllis Applegate, John, and Vincent monica tenison gilmore Vm81 Wife of James. mother of Jimmy, matthew, Catherine and michael. Sister of David Vm78, Gary Vm80, Scott Adkins, Bob mcCartney, Rosemary Vm79, teresa Cantoni Kozak Vm79. Daughter of David and mary Waickman tenison V56 (deceased) James Sudman V52 (January 2010) Husband of Ann (deceased). Father of elizabeth and Cathy Paul e. mcgough Husband of Dorothy (deceased). mother of Dale (deceased), Donna Falanga m68, Sandra murray, John, Wayne, Patrick, lee, and Robert william "Bill" mcguigan V54 Husband of loraine. Brother of Jeanne marie latham V45, and marilyn Cunin V48 margaret "maggie" castrigano Vm08 Daughter of Jim and Georgia. Sister of Vincent, James, and Benjamin Vm10 roberta oberlin Pennington V52 Wife of Rex Godfrey, and Jack Pennington (deceased). mother of Randy, lissa, Holly, Valerie, Angela, April, and ellen (deceased) Hedwig r. Popp Wife of George. mother of John m56, thomas, and Rick lawrence Paridon Husband of Carolyn Crano Paridon V47 (deceased). Father of michael, Joe, Kevin, Jonathan, Helen Kume, and Kathleen Workman carole Kingsolver mother of Jenny misciagna Vm96, and laura Sr. m. ursula Hoefel, oP m33 (former Caroline Hoefel) Sister of Alice Yakubik, Adam (deceased), Clarence m43 (deceased), eugene (deceased), Bernadette eisenhart (deceased), and mildred Steiger m42 (deceased) rita Siebanoller orr V38 Wife of Dell (deceased). mother of tim V65, mary Kay lee, Patty Rizzi, and Denny Sr. m. loretta Petit, oP Past teacher and principal at St. Vincent High School Karl dallarosa Husband of Claire Falardeau Dallarosa V49. Father of Vince, Jim, and Dennis

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John "Jack" Kurke (April 27, 2009) Husband of Pat Rowe Kurke V52. Father of thomas etheridge, teresa Shulz, lisa Avola, maria llamas, and Andrea Kaplan angelo guistino V38 (September 30, 2009) Husband of Rose. Father of tom, Frances, Stephan, Carla, and loretta Fillpot adam B. Hahn V49 Husband of Delores. Father of Ann marchand, Patricia Winter, Rachel, and martha Jon Harvey adams V58 Son of irene (deceased) and Harvey (deceased). Brother of Barbara Adams moulin V61 Kathleen Karr moorefield V40 Wife of Robert (deceased). mother of Dan, Carol Sadick, and Joan Sasinouski. Sister of matthew V42 alice t. rauckhorst Wife of Bernard m52. mother of Peggy Kerr, laura mcDowell, Valerie Kelly, Bernie, martin, terri mousavi, and Diane Casterline P. lynn robinson Husband of Kathleen. Father of Collen Policy, and Debbie Pleli Vm73 ethelreda m. Borden Wife of martin (deceased), and earl (deceased). mother of Kaye owen m61 (deceased), leonard, Barbara Faris m59, eileen, and Gloria Beal John J. collins Husband of mary. Father of Brian, mary ellen Johnson Vm87, Kathleen Vm92, and Christine Heiser Patricia Bell nolte V53 Wife of Robert. Daughter of Katherine and Peter V26 Bell. Sister of Robert V56, mary Stephens V51, Kathleen Aman V52, and Suzanne Gucciardo John eberhardt m52 Husband of Rosemary Rapant eberhardt m52. Father of John, Jeff, David, marianne Kritzer, and Sue Adams. Brother of Jude m56, mark, and Jean merriman m54 mary Smith Wife of Clarence (deceased). mother of Sherrie nicolino m63 robert l. Sidell m48 Husband of nancy Weber Sidell m48. Father of Robert, Kim Christy, Kathleen, mark, Christopher, Jeffrey, theresa Reed, thomas, and Patrick. Brother of Betty Dussel m50, Donna lester m53, Carol messenger m60 and Cecilia tarle m63 william P. Shaughnessy V54 Husband of linda. Brother of Ann noble V56, Ann noble V56

nancy chupek Wife of Bernie. mother of mary Ann Weaver Vm83, and Bernie melinda Hampton Wife of Joel. mother of Christopher Vm97, Kathryn, and Alicia eleonore muren Wife of Adolf (deceased). mother of margaret Salay m61, and Dan robert B. Schonover Husband of maryellen. Father of troy Vm85, and todd larry m. dubravetz V63 Father of Susan Ripley. Son of Albert and Rosemary. Brother of James, and Diane large angeline d. Jursik Wife of luke (deceased). mother of Carolyn Sivy, Geri Cromley, and Jane Harrison m70 dan Steiner Husband of Carla Bouschere Steiner Vm77. Father of Sean Vm02 Francis "Frank" wise Husband of Cheryl. Father of Alicia, and Andrew. Brother of Robert, Joseph, marylou Krietz m72, Rosemary King, and Charlie (deceased) geraldine orlowski Wife of Richard (deceased). mother of Donna (deceased), Diane Paris V62 (deceased), and Sandy mary e. Schimmoeller Wife of myron (deceased). mother of Dorothy Ann (deceased), Kenneth V62 (deceased), Don, mary Jane Andrews, and Joann espy linda warner tingley m68 Wife of William. mother of Carianne tuckley, and Joseph. Sister of timothy (deceased), Sandy Yarman m62, Cheryl Biehl m63, Dennis, mike, and mark mary ellen clark Wife of Gary. mother of Jaret. Daughter of Gerard and Coletta mcKenna Keppler V48 (deceased) J. rex williams Husband of mary mcGlinchy Williams V56. Father of Debbie, Gary, and step-father of martha Summers oblak Vm78 rose angela Schiavone Wife of Jack (deceased). mother of Anita Kuetemeyer, and eleanor Shoenfelt m59 m. arleen mcKenzie elshaw V45 Wife of thomas. mother of Patrick, michael, Brian, Diane Berkiw, Stephanie Anable, and Joan Baechle (deceased) dorothy myers gissinger m50 Wife of Clement. mother of Jacqueline Kolesar, Caroline, marilyn, and Deborah andrew michalec Vm01 Son of Stephen Vm73 and Debra Berardi michalec Vm73. Brother of Stephen Vm97

Joshua Sestokas Son of Patricia mcDonald Sestokas Vm75 and Richard Sestokas. Brother of Victoria Vm11 alden J. courtney V37 Husband of margaret nelan Courtney V38 (deceased). Father of Colleen, Charles, John, and Gregory. Brother of Jane Stone V41, Catherine Wright V42, Shirley Shaughnessey V53, W. Bernard V39, John V45, and t. Patrick V51 John a. munka Husband of Anna marie. Father of John Vm77, mary Ann Gault V63, and Kitty Scherer V71 Karl d. Steinbrunner m52 Husband of Helen. Father of Cynthia Wilhite, Jennifer neal, tamara Johnson, Daniel, mark, and thomas Phyllis e. Sisko Wife of Phil (deceased). mother of marie Falloretta m67, Joan Harris m69, Philip, Patricia Bell m72, mark, and Gerard george curley Husband of Athena. Father of Frances Cornell, elaine Herwig, Carolyn Hill, and Harry Vm85 anna m. Savoy Wife of Jack (deceased). mother of John V47 (deceased), Robert V49, maryann Koerber V50, Peter, and Ruth moore V66 ned r. endress 2009 irish Crusader. Past teacher and Coach. Husband of eileen (deceased). Father of ned V61, terry V66, Patrick V69, and Susan V70 mary elizabeth Jacobs m72 Daughter of George (deceased) and elizabeth (deceased). Sister of Dennis, and George angela marie Patris Wife of Paul (deceased). mother of Pam Pazura Vm75 evelyn Koeberle Wife of Wilton (deceased). mother of Agnes Kovach m72, and Frank John B. easterday V50 Husband of linda and father to seven children anna demboski Wife of William (deceased). mother of Victoria Davis m71, mary Keller, William, and edward denis mehigan V57 Husband of Judith. Father of Jason, michael, and Katie Peters. Brother of Howard V54, marjorie Durbin V52 thomas V. Smith, Sr. m43 Husband of Dolores Rothermel Smith m47. Father of michael, Colleen Kaladzinski, Patrick, and thomas Vm84. Brother of Patricia Steurer m47, Genevieve Beckwith m40, norbert m38 (deceased), elizabeth mcGuire m33 (deceased), mary lou Considine m36 (deceased)

annette mollica Sutter V68 Wife of Albert V68. mother of maria, and Gina Hunter. Sister of Kathleen Sullivan m53, and Darlene Florin V63 John r. corall m49 Husband of Joanne. Father of Susan Hubele, Pam Conley, John, Christopher, James, and David. Brother of larry, Bob, Billy, Dorothy Jubara m49 (deceased), and Charles albert Kozar Husband of Rose marie (deceased). Father of Janice Hogan Vm74, and Anthony emil gerak Husband of nancy. Father of tony, laura Gibbs, Amy mangione, michele Clayton Vm88, and mary Brehm mildred Hilgert Wife of John (deceased). mother of Dorothy Garman V58, Dolores Heldreth V61, mary Ann, martha, Kathy Adelman, Bernice may, Connie Cole, Robert, and James william Scafidi Father of erin Kilgore, Antonio, and michael. Brother of Patricia Perrin V57, mary Ann Haag, Barbara malita, Cheryl Coliani, Anthony, and James elmer e. Schaad, Jr. Husband of Rosemarie (deceased). Father of theresa (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Daniel, Bill, michael, Robert, Bonnie Karl V61, and Jackie tirey dolores ann watring Wife of landon (deceased). Father of Richard V66, David (deceased), and Baby Boy (deceased) margaret ann clark m61 Daughter of Willie (deceased) and Bernice. Sister of Franchell Riley Hal epler Husband of Stephanie markovich epler V60. Father of Hal, mike, and Jennifer Hoeller

thank you to all who informed the alumni office of departed classmates. Join tHe Alumni ASSoCiAtion on

aPril 11, 2011

FoR tHe

RememBeRinG ouR loVeD oneS WHo PASSeD AWAY in 2010

annual memorial maSS

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iN recoGNitioN: HOnORS And mEmORiAlS

Paying tribute to our alumni, family and friends with prayer and generosity. June 1, 2010-December 31, 2010. in Honor oF: thomas and margaret Antonino memorial Scholarship Bader Family Scholarship Florence A. Bernard memorial Scholarship Paul and marianne Bertsch Family Scholarship Breiding Family Scholarship Burr Brown memorial Scholarship Christine Clark memorial Scholarship msgr. Conry Scholarship Bill Costigan leo n. "mox" engler memorial Scholarship Jack Fitzpatrick V44 Scholarship Fongheiser Family memorial Scholarship Frattura-Waltz Family Scholarship Graf Family Scholarship thomas Gulka memorial Scholarship Hanlon Family Scholarship James and elizabeth Hart memorial Scholarship Henkel Family Scholarship newt Henry memorial Scholarship matt Kauffman memorial Jim Kelly memorial Scholarship lynch Family Scholarship ed lynch memorial Scholarship Dr. Frank mellion memorial Scholarship metzger Family Scholarship leo B. mills Family Scholarship St. Vincent Class of 1964 St. Vincent-St. mary Class of 2010 Patrick Sansonetti memorial Scholarship lynda utrup Schafer memorial Scholarship Sandy Singleton Smith memorial Robert C. Staudt memorial Scholarship Anne marie Stephenson Special education Scholarship Joseph F. trecaso memorial Scholarship Ray tricomi memorial Scholarship leo Walter All 2010 Fr. mahar outstanding Alumni Award Recipients All 2010 irish Crusader Recipients in memory oF: Ralph l. and Florence Bernard Christine Clark George Craig John l. Darago John eberhardt ned endress, Sr. Agnes iacomini Jim Kelly John Kreim leo longville m. teri lynch teri and mary lynch George neary Horace Phillips Alfred Rose lynda utrup Schafer Dan Steiner Vincent "Jim" tricomi


Planning for the future

tHAnKs for yoUr SUPPort

Dear Alumni and Friends, When I attended St. Vincent­St. Mary High School back in the late 70's, I remember seeing so many alumni here at the school. Student events, football games, basketball games, plays, musicals, and many family oriented fundraisers. Now as I return as the Chief Operating Officer of St. Vincent­St. Mary High School thirty-four years later, I see that the same tradition that we were very fortunate to be part of in the 70's, is still strong. However the alumni participation seems to be declining and I ask myself every day, what can we do to get our wonderful alumni involved again? St. Vincent­St. Mary High School has an impressive track record of grooming young boys and girls into confident, well-educated, and successful men and women. Many of us would not be where we are today if it were not for the alumni who were a constant and active part of our high school experience. It is heartwarming to see that many of the same alumni that provided us the means for success back in the 70's, continue to be the same alumni providing the support needed today. There are many ways to provide support; financial support being the first and foremost area -- something that all private schools will need for years to come. In addition, there are many areas and facets to STVM that would gladly welcome your time and talents -- various academic and extracurricular organizations, parent groups, alumni groups -- the list is endless. If you have been blessed with a rewarding career, and you have the means to support our school financially, then please help as much as you can. The true cost of education is approximately 16% higher than the actual tuition charged. Today's economy has left many of our families struggling to make tuition payments, and some may be faced with having to withdraw a son or daughter from STVM. If you can help keep a student enrolled at STVM, you will make a positive and lasting impact on their life. If you would like additional information, as to how you can help these families, please call me at the school, and I will be happy to explain our Irish Academic Partner (IAP) program with you. Also, if you haven't been to the school in recent years, please call us to schedule a tour. We would love to show you what's new at STVM. God Bless, Thomas M. Carone Chief Operating Officer

Come Sail away With StVm Booster club

the Booster Club has reserved 50 cabins on Royal Caribbean's majesty of the Seas that will sail from miami on June 20, 2011. itinerary includes Bahamas, Key West and CocoCay island. Contact Jim Hillery for more details ([email protected]). Join us for Booster Club meetings the third monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on the StVm campus. For more information on the StVm Booster Club and our meeting or events, please log onto and select Athletics ­ Athletic Boosters

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PAt hArt v68 electeD stvm executive BoArD cHAirmAn

We welcome Pat Hart V68 as the newly-elected Chair of the STVM Executive Board. Pat has served on the Executive Board since December 2008. Pat graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1968 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The University of Akron four years later. He earned his law degree from The University of Akron School of Law in 1975. Following law school, Pat joined the Akron Prosecutor's Office in 1976 and went into the private practice of law in 1980. Pat is a partner with the law firm, The Scanlon Group Co., L.P.A. Over the years, Pat has been active in professional and community service organizations. In years past, he has served on the Boards of Catholic Social Services, West Akron Baseball League and the Akron Bar Association. He is a past president of the Summit County Trial Lawyers Association. He presently serves as Chair of the Board of Akron CYO and Community Services. "It's an honor and a privilege to serve our school and be involved in an indirect way in the educating of our students during these exciting, informative years. The quality, energy and enthusiasm of our faculty and staff is very impressive. Together with the help of the Board and our alumni, the STVM community has a very bright future," commented Pat.

GREEn & GOld AnnuAl AppEAl

Classmates from V50 gathered to encourage their fellow alumni to continue the tradition of excellence

clASSeS meet the 2010 cHALLenGe

aPProximately $190,000 raiSed! An all out effort was put forth from our alumni for the 2010 Green & Gold Annual Appeal! The Development Office is grateful to all the alumni and friends who volunteered their time to help us garner support for this year's important appeal. Representatives from the past 62 years came into the school during the months of March and April to sign and post script letters challenging their classmates to collectively contribute towards an $8,000 tuition. Many people used this opportunity to include reunion information and other class news with the mailing. Calling out to these class representatives has been gratifying. I have found they are more than willing to help us. Their assistance and encouragement in challenging their classmates has proven to be an invaluable asset! Through their efforts, the Green & Gold 2010 Annual Appeal increased the Alumni giving. Be sure to look for the class giving lists in the next Annual Giving Report! Thank you! This tradition is only going to get bigger and better each year. Next year! Same time! Same Place! God bless, Joanne Zaratsian, Director of Major Gifts [email protected]

HelP uS to enSure StVm'S Future

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School has established a Planned Giving program to help secure the long-term future of the school. The four most common planned giving opportunities include the following:


ContACt inFoRmAtion: name: Address: City: State: Zip: Home Phone: Work Phone: email: i would like additional information on: o including StVm in my estate plans o Specific questions about gift making. Please call me. o i have already included StVm in my estate plan mail this form to: St.Vincent­St. mary High School 15 n. maple Street Akron, oH 44303 Attn: Joanne Zaratsian or Fax: : 330-996-0000 Phone: 330-253- 9113 ext. 112 e-mail: [email protected]

Classmates from m56 gathered to encourage their fellow alumni to continue the tradition of excellence

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St. Vincent-St. mary High School kicks off its

9th annual irish Family car raffle!

1st Prize 2011 chevy cruze

value $21,000!

thanks to Bob & Kathy Serpentini!

Pre-Sale date: noVemBer 23, 2010 Start date: January 3, 2011

Thanks to the Ballard Family

2nd Prize large Screen tV value $1,000

Thanks to Jerry Kelly

3rd Prize circle K gas cards value $500

winning ticKet drawn at HalFtime oF tHe StVm BoyS BaSKetBall game on FeBruary 25, 2011

*ACtuAl CAr not PiCtureD

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yeS, i would liKe to contriBute to SHowcaSe

name Address Phone no. e-mail q Yes, i would like to learn more about underwriting opportunities. qYes, i would like to purchase a 10k ticket. qYes, i would like to purchase a corporate table for 8 at $1,500 ($1,100 tax deductible and includes a ¼ page advertisement in our catalog). qYes, i would like to purchase an advertisement for the Showcase catalog. qFull-Page Advertisement $750 qHalf-Page Advertisement $400 qQuarter-Page Advertisement $200 qBusiness Card Advertisement $100

celebrAte 25 yeArS oF sHowcAse

On Saturday, October 23, 2010 Showcase will be celebrating its 25th year and will be returning to the STVM campus! We promise you an evening of elegance, delicious food, exciting auction Jim Vm80 and Denise Bowen, and Anitha items and fun! and Santosh Vm78 Kanakkanatt We need your help! There are many opportunities for you to get involved in Showcase. Attend one of our many "Showcase Showers," purchase a corporate table, secure an underwriting opportunity, donate an auction item. As always, all Showcase 25 proceeds benefit the fine students at our school. This year's Showcase chaircouples are Jim VM80 and Denise Bowen and Santosh VM78 and Anitha Kanakkanatt. Please call Jennifer Ringer in the Showcase office with any questions regarding underwriting, 10K or corporate tables at 330-253-9113 ext. 143 or e-mail [email protected] com. Visit our Showcase link on the STVM website ( to view auction items, Showcase updates and underwriting opportunities.

make all checks payable to: StVm Showcase.

underwriting oPPortunitieS

25,000.00 10,000.00 8,500.00 4,000.00 3,000.00 2,500.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 300.00 300.00 300.00 ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ official Sponsor Partial Dinner Sponsor (4) Bar Bill Sold Peter and marylee Piglia Showcase Program Sold Jim and Joel larose invitations Centerpieces Auction table Display & Supplies (2) lighting Displays Dinner Wine (2) Decorating Rentals office expenses Security Sold ralph and Joan trecaso Dessert Sold tim and teresa rickus Postage Grab Bags (2) Showcase Poster Frames Sold Bob and Sylvia Berdis Costumes Sold robert and christine thomas Guest thank You Gift (2) Student Supplies Volunteer meals Cashier Supplies Paper Cost Valet deadline SePtemBer 30, 2010

Stvm cAreer connections

St. Vincent-St. Mary will host its Annual Career Connections for the 2010-2011 academic year on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The seniors and juniors look forward to having the opportunity to talk one-on-one with professionals about their upcoming college and career choices. This program is a wonderful way for our students to learn about a variety of careers, while introducing area employers to potential interns and future employees. We are looking for participation from our alumni and friends. Would you be interested in sharing your wisdom and knowledge with our students as a mentor for the upcoming Career Connection? If so, please visit to complete the form or contact Joanne Zaratsian, Director of Major Gifts, at 330-253-9113 ext. 112 or via e-mail [email protected]

Joseph Bennett Vm75 shakes hands with junior Pat Connell 19 / Alumni ConneCtion Summer 2010

sPeAKer series feAtUreD Dru joyce, curtis wiLson vm83

When Dru Joyce was asked to take over the head coaching duties at STVM, he accepted and was determined to instill seven core values in his players. Joyce quotes STVM's mission statement, saying it helped him discover his role in life. "The first Joanne Zaratsian, Dru Joyce and Dave time I read that statement back in Rathz at February Speaker Series 2000, the words really resonated with me because I believe that's my purpose, to coach the inner and outer man," Joyce said. During the February Speaker Series, Joyce spoke of the seven core values of humility, discipline, unity, servitude, integrity, thankfulness, and passion. "The team is beginning to understand that it's about more than the individual, and that life and our basketball program began before them and will continue long after them," Joyce remarked. Nick Shook VM10, Excerpted from Leprechaun Gold, March 2010 Issue Curtis Wilson VM83 addressed the April 30th Speaker Series Meeting. Nearly 100 invited guests, seniors, juniors and many teachers filled the gymnasium where Curtis' retired No. 10 basketball jersey now hangs. Curtis' speech touched on the importance of family, friendships, building relationships and Curtis Wilson Vm83 and his retired community. He told the students, jersey #10 "I hope to inspire you to greater heights and help you envision or get more focused on your future because at the end of the day, you have to own it at an individual level." Curtis explained how his parents prepared him for life and how important it is to do your best to excel at every endeavor in this life. Curtis learned from his parents "it's not how you start, but how you finish, and how will you respond and react when the world knocks you down." He recalled his high school days at St. Vincent-St. Mary, mentioning his former teachers, playing basketball, and making friends with classmate Mark Paxton. Many of those teachers, his former basketball coach Joe Suboticki, and Mark Paxton attended the meeting. Many members of the Wilson family also attended, among them his mother Barbara, wife Deborah and his son and daughter. Curtis resides with his family in Montclair, New Jersey, and is the Vice President & General Manager, National Client Group, American Express Company ­ Merchant Services Americas, where he has worked for the past 20 years.

DeveloPmeNt on tHe roAD AGAin

Curtis Wilson Vm83, Joanne Zaratsian, Debra Wilson, and tim Rickus Vm80

tim Rickus Vm80, Janet Harvey, Joe Harvey Vm82, and Joanne Zaratsian

Joanne Zaratsian, Richard Roberts Vm82, tim Rickus Vm80

The STVM Development Department was on the road again! Joanne Zaratsian, Director of Major Gifts and Tim Rickus VM80, Executive Board Member, traveled first to Montclair, NJ to visit with Curtis VM83 and Debra Wilson. Curtis was the guest speaker for STVM's May Speaker Series and Curtis and Debra, Shamrock Society Members, recently purchased a granite stone on the Walk of Champions in honor of

their family. Joanne and Tim then traveled to the Big Apple to meet first with Richard Roberts VM82. Richard, a member of the Shamrock Society and Yale alumnus agreed to participate in the Speaker Series at STVM in November 2010. Joanne and Tim continued their stay in the Big Apple and met with Joe VM82 and Janet Harvey. Joe was instrumental in setting up the "Boarman Backers 1981 State Championship Locker Room." Joe is also a Shamrock Society member and has agreed to participate in the STVM Speaker Series in February 2011. Would you like to be visited by STVM? Call Joanne Zaratsian at 330-253-9112 ext. 112.

Jim Kelly memorial Scholarship

jim KeLLy memoriAl ScholArShiP

The Jim Kelly Memorial Scholarship Reverse Raffle ­ Silent Auction was held at Guy's Party Centre on May 20, 2010. It truly was an "Elegant Evening of Dining and Bonne Chance." Once again, this annual event was sold out. Jerry Kelly and her volunteers worked tirelessly to present another successful raffle in memory of her husband, Jim Kelly V50. To date, 112 incoming freshman have received the Jim Kelly Memorial Scholarship. Jerry Kelly is always quick to point out to her guests that it is not just `her' scholarship. Every one who supports the Jim Kelly Memorial Reverse Raffle has played an important role and made the difference in the lives of the scholarship recipients.

SPeAKeRS --welcomed!

if you are interested in becoming a featured speaker, or would like to recommend a speaker, please contact Joanne Zaratsian at (330) 253-9113 x 112, or [email protected] Contact Joanne if you would like to purchase a Speaker Series DVD.

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ShAmrocK Society PAves tHe wAy

Members of the Shamrock Society play an integral role in the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School community. These donors continue to remember us year after year. And, they are making a difference with their ongoing support. After working in Development for the past 11 years, I am still amazed by the overwhelming response and dedication from our members. Members receive exclusive Shamrock Society Newsletters and e-mail correspondence with the most up to date information regarding activities, events and accomplishments throughout the year. They also receive an official donor recognition key for free admittance for two to all theater and band performances and athletic events held on the St. Vincent-St. Mary campus. This listing represents Shamrock Society donors who made contributions during the past fiscal year. The members of this distinguished group donated $1,000 or more annually to our school in

support of general operating, tuition assistance, endowment, capital campaign and scholarships. St. Vincent-St. Mary High School gratefully recognizes the following donors for their generosity. I look forward to greeting our members on September 3, 2010 when Father Kraker will celebrate the Annual Shamrock Society Mass of Thanksgiving in their honor. Sincerely, Joanne Zaratsian, Director of Major Gifts 330-253-9113 x112 [email protected] you, too, can Become a memBer! memBerSHiPS are now underway. Join BeFore June 30, 2011!


2009-2010 sHAmrocK society memBers

liFetime memBerS

mr. and mrs. David Brennan mr. and mrs. Jack Haag Dave and Ann towell mr. and mrs. Richard J. Waltz

iriSH aSSociateS $2,500-$4,999

mary lou and John Ballard mr. and mrs. James Bowen, Sr. mr. and mrs. Sam Chiarappa mr. and mrs. Fred Chopko Bob and margaret Coletta Don and Betty mills DeChant eaton Charitable Fund Hanlon Family Scholarship Bill and Deb Helmkamp Home team marketing, llC ms. Gretchen laatsch Peggy and Bill maltarich the edward metzger Family Dave and Renata ochsenhirt tim and nancy ochsenhirt Pier Associates mrs. Brenda Pier mr. and mrs. michael A. Piglia mr. Dave Rathz t.m.R. & Associates tim and teresa Rickus mr. Richard Roberts Charles e. & mabel m. Ritchie memorial Foundation St. Vincent Class of 1959 in loving memory of Dan Steiner Carla Steiner and Sean Steiner Summit Construction Company mr. and mrs. lou Ciraldo mr. and mrs. John A. trecaso mr. and mrs. Ralph trecaso Dr. and mrs. John Walsh

PatronS $7,500-$9,999 truSteeS $50,000 or more

Ralph l. & Florence A. Bernard Foundation trust the lehner Family Foundation lynch Family Scholarship national machine Company mr. and mrs. Peter J. Piglia mr. and mrs. John Staudt StVm endowment Fund leo G. and mary Ann Walter iii mr. and mrs. David George mr. Joseph Finocchio and Dr. Susan Ray mike and Pola ochsenhirt Patricia Zeno and Frank Parent St. Vincent Class of 1964 Wachovia Foundation matching Gifts Program mr. and mrs. Patrick o. Wheeler

SPonSorS $5,000-$7,499

Bruce and martha Campbell mr. maverick Carter in loving memory of michael Connell, Heather Connell and Family Patrick and Daryl Dunlavy thomas P. and michelle l. Freeman the H.e. Graves, Jr. Family Foundation, inc. Hanlon Family Scholarship mr. and mrs. Joseph m. Harvey mr. William J. Henkel, Jr. mr. and mrs. Frank n. linsalata mr. and mrs. Patrick o'neill River Valley Paper Co. mr. and mrs. John R. Sharp theta Phi Alpha Alumnae Association Donald and Darlene utrup ted and Barb Walter

BeneFactorS $25,000-$49,999

mr. and mrs. nick Antonino

inVeStorS $10,000-$24,999

miss Bernadine m. Antonino mr. and mrs. Joseph m. Bennett Paul and marianne Bertsch mr. and mrs. William t. Fitzgerald Pat and linda Hart mrs. Jerry Kelly the House of laRose Jim and Joel laRose Anthony and Karen manna louis Perry & Associates, inc. Joan and louis Perry Robert o. & Annamae orr Family Foundation Serpentini Chevrolet mr. and mrs. Robert Serpentini St Vincent - St. mary Booster Club, inc.

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mr. Frank Walter mr. and mrs. leo G. Walter, Jr. Joseph and Candi Weber Williams Hardwood Flooring mr. and mrs. James leslie mr. and mrs. Curtis l. Wilson

mr. and mrs. Robert e. Gorman mr. Fritz Graf Pat and theresa Hammer mr. and mrs. Don Haddox R. Claude and Kathleen Hendon marcelo and nancy Hildebrandt mr. and mrs. Jim Hillery Bill and mary louise Hilkert mark and Cathy Hilkert mr. and mrs. martin Hilovsky Doris Jane Hinton tom and Rose Hlivko mr. and mrs. todd Holmes ms. mary Ann isaac mr. and mrs. nicholas m. isaac mr. and mrs. Peter Kalgreen mr. and mrs. Ray Kapper, Jr. mr. John J. Kernan mr. and mrs. timothy J. Killian Knights of Columbus Council 13517 tim and ellen Kollar Fr. Joseph Kraker Ralph and linda linsalata mrs. Sally longville mr. and mrs. edward J. lynch, Jr. lou and mary Jean maglione mr. louis D. maglione tom and Chris marks mr. Charles J. maurer mr. and mrs. thomas maximovich Howard and Jennie mehigan Fr. edward e. mehok mrs. laureen mellion merck Company Foundation laura R. & lucian Q. moffitt Foundation Brian and Diana moore mr. and mrs. Patrick moran ms. Anne morgan Dr. and mrs. michael H. morgan mike and Kathy neag Chris and lindsey neag mr. William neiheiser ms. Sue nelson Dr. George R. newkome new media Communications mr. William "Bucky" o'Connor mr. James o'neil Fred and Kathy ost mark and teresa Kelly Pastor Pat and Chuck Perrin Ambassador and mrs. Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. Public Design Company mr. and mrs. James Pulk Qualiform, inc. Custom Rubber molding Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, inc.

Jennifer and Randy Ringer Roetzel & Andress Company lPA lloyd l. & louise K. Smith Foundation Soprema inc. mr. and mrs. Steven P. Goetz mr. and mrs. Barry Smith mrs. Jean Staudt michael and Kelly Staudt mr. and mrs. terrence Steel Jay and marilyn Stitz Foundation Jay and marilyn Stitz mr. Joseph Struckel mr. Rob Sunday mr. michael Sullivan the tangier Restaurant mr. and mrs. edward George Robert and Christine thomas ms. Dorothy torresi mr. and mrs. Ray tricomi mr. and mrs. Anthony tricomi mr. Gene turchan the Vana Family Foundation VanDevere, inc. mr. and mrs. michael VanDevere Jerry and Stephanie VanDevere Jim and maureen Van tiem mr. Ryan Van tiem mr. and mrs. Joseph Victor, Jr. Deric and Susie Wallace mr. John C. Weisensell Wells Fargo Foundation educational matching Gift Program Raymond R. & martha G. Wernig Foundation, inc. mr. and mrs. Raymond Wernig thomas and Becky Willis Bob and Joanne Wiseman mrs. mary Jo Wittenauer Kathleen and David Yonto A. William Zavarello Don and Dottie Zito

memBerS $1,000-$2,499

the John A. and Barbara D. Bader Family mrs. Patricia Heslop Baker mr. Richard Baker Paul and Betty Baldacci Family Foundation Bank of America matching Gifts Frank and Kathy Shoenfelt Beer elizabeth Bender, m.D. Fr. James Berardi mr. and mrs. Robert Berdis Bob and Bev Bertsch mr. and mrs. David Bertsch Bober, markey, Fedorovich & Company Jim and Denise Bowen Brennan management Group Brennan, manna & Diamond llC Ralph and Rebecca Brislin Debbie and Amy Brown mr. and mrs. edward J. Brown Jim and Patty Burdon mr. and mrs. timothy C. Campbell, Sr. tom and Darla Carone Dr. and mrs. A. lawrence Cervino John and Pat Chapman michael and mary Colarik Jim and Renee Conlon msgr. Conry memorial trust mr. and mrs. Dean Corpas Bill Costigan, Sr. and Patricia Costigan Dick and marianne Costigan mr. and mrs. William J. Costigan, Jr. mrs. Jeanne Craig mr. Blake Cullen mrs. mary o'Connor Cullen Dr. John A. Devany mr. thomas J. Dillon Bob and Connie Donatelli Dr. Carol m. engler mr. edward m. engler mr. and mrs. John F. Fiedler mr. John F. Fitzpatrick mr. Brendan Ford Freind, Class of Vm84 mr. and mrs. Jerry Fulkerson mr. and mrs. David A. George mr. Gilbert Gingold ms. Pam Godshalk Gomaplast machinery, inc.

the individuals above have generously contributed to St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. if your gift was omitted or improperly noted, please accept our sincere apology. if you have noticed such an error, please notify our Development office, so we can correct our records.

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mEmORiAl And FAmily SCHOlARSHipS


nick and eileen Antonino Family Scholarship thomas and margaret Antonino memorial Scholarship Bader Family Scholarship Ralph l. and Florence A. Bernard memorial Scholarship Bertsch Family Scholarship Breiding Family Scholarship Christine Clark memorial Scholarship msgr. Conry Scholarship leo "mox" engler memorial Scholarship Jack Fitzpatrick V44 Scholarship Fongheiser Family memorial Scholarship Frattura-Waltz Family Scholarship Freshman marching Band Scholarship Bernard Gallagher memorial Scholarship Van l. Garber Family Scholarship David and Rita George Social Service Scholarship Graf Family Scholarship thomas Gulka memorial Scholarship Ann noonan Haag V49 memorial Scholarship Hanlon Family Scholarship James and elizabeth Hart Family Scholarship Henkel Family Scholarship newt Henry memorial Scholarship Brian Heslop memorial Scholarship iHm / St. Joseph Alumni Grant matt Kauffman memorial Scholarship Jim Kelly memorial Scholarship Harry Kidder memorial Scholarship Krause memorial Scholarship ed lynch memorial Scholarship lynch Family Scholarship Pauline meeker memorial Scholarship Dr. Frank mellion memorial Scholarship metzger Family Scholarship leo B. mills Family memorial Scholarship Jim Pier memorial Scholarship St. Vincent Class of 1964 memorial Scholarship St. Vincent de Paul elementary School Scholarship St. Vincent-St. mary Class of 2010 Scholarship Patrick Sansonetti memorial Scholarship lynda utrup Schafer memorial Scholarship Sandy Singleton Smith memorial Scholarship Robert C. Staudt memorial Scholarship Anne marie Stephenson Special education Scholarship mike Sullivan V53 Scholarship Joseph F. trecaso memorial Scholarship Ray tricomi memorial Scholarship VanDevere/Right to life Scholarship Richard m. Wynne memorial Scholarship Visit to view the list of 2010-2011 recipients

natasha Kanakkanatt and michael Ringer, StVm Class of 2010, pictured after discussing their new scholarship. they are sporting spirit gear from the universities they will attend this fall

clASS of 2010 LeAve LAstinG LeGAcy

When the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Class of 2010 graduated on June 5th at E.J. Thomas Hall they had every reason to be proud. The 147 members of the STVM Class of 2010 received a highly impressive $8.8 Million in scholarship and grant offers with over 14% of the students receiving full scholarships. From the Class of 2010, 99% of the students will attend college and 94% were accepted at their first choice college. Aside from successfully completing four years of the challenging college preparatory curriculum, sitting A.P. Exams, and taking finals, the STVM Class of 2010 also found time in May to put the finishing touches on their class gift. The senior class gift is a long standing tradition at STVM according to Joanne Zaratsian, Director of Major Gifts. In addition to an engraved brick in the Walk of Champions at the new Cosgrove Center which was dedicated at the beginning of their senior year, the STVM Class of 2010 has even bigger plans for a lasting gift to their alma mater and future students. The STVM Class of 2010 has established a scholarship fund to benefit future students at STVM. The members of this class are well aware that tuition is always increasing and that many members of their class were able to attend STVM through the generosity of scholarship donors. As class representatives, Natasha Kanakkanatt and Michael Ringer noted, "We wanted to establish a permanent legacy at STVM by giving back and showing our gratitude to those who went before us!"

orr scHoLArsHiP eStAbliSheD

In February 2010, Karen Murray, STVM Past Parent and Executive Director of the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, approached STVM about establishing a scholarship in honor and memory of Bob and Annamae Gifford Orr, alumni from the St. Vincent High School Class of 1939. The Orr Family Foundation has long provided monetary support to organizations that advance the quality of life in Summit and Stark counties. Through this new scholarship the foundation was excited to honor the legacy of Bob and Annamae Orr as alumni while helping to defray the cost of tuition for current STVM students. Six inaugural scholarships were award in early May for the 2010-2011 academic year.

2010-2011 inaugural recipients of the Robert o. V39 and Annamae V39 orr memorial Scholarship (from left): Zackery Frazier, tessa Weigand, matthew Perry, Julia mendiola, and Parris Campbell, Jr. (not pictured: marissa tomin)

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ANNUAl eveNt Honors Donors AnD stuDent reciPients

On May 10, 2010 the Annual Family & Memorial Scholarship Reception was held at STVM. The evening dinner reception which featured a presentation by the STVM Show Choir was attended by 350 guests including donors, scholarship recipients, and their families. Through this event the donors had the opportunity to meet their recipients and the students had a personal opportunity to thank the donors. Both now and in the future, our students have the opportunity to further share in this legacy through scholarship donations. Out of gratitude to the scholarship donors, the student recipients and their parents made honor and memorial donations to the STVM Endowment General Trust totaling $1,387.92. It was a memorable evening for the scholarship benefactors and the students. Following brief remarks by Endowment Board Member Susie Gaebel Wallace VM91, Joanne Zaratsian, Director of Major Gifts, expressed her gratitude to the scholarship donors and challenged the students to remember what these donors have done to impact their lives and consider giving back to STVM in the future through a scholarship themselves. Joanne also announced the exciting news that the STVM Class of 2010 will honor their alma mater through the establishment of a scholarship. Our community is blessed to have such a strong tradition!

Dr. Frank mellion memorial Scholarship

coNtiNUiNG A FAtHer's trADition

As STVM celebrates the 25th Silver Anniversary of Showcase on October 23, 2010, we will also honor the memory of Ralph L. and Florence Bernard in a new and special way. Last year, Ralph Bernard, Sr. passed away. We are pleased to announce that Ralph Bernard, Jr. will continue his parents' legacy and provide sponsorship for the $25,000.00 Fund-a-Scholar oral auction item. This annual auction item raises key funds for scholarships and tuition assistance. Although STVM lost a wonderful friend and benefactor in Ralph Bernard, Sr., the relationship will continue to develop through the Bernard family's ongoing dedication and support of Catholic education.

nick and eileen Antonino Family Scholarship

Ray tricomi memorial Scholarship

Ralph l. and Florence A. Bernard memorial Scholarship

Come Home FoR

oCtoBeR 1, 2010

Alumni Reunion niGHt


Christine Clark memorial Scholarship

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Class of 2010: 99% college bound; 94% attending college of first choice; $8.8 million in scholarships

cLAss oF 2010 colleGe boUND

Salutatorian & Valedictorian: (l-R) landon Davis, Dave Rathz, and maria Kenngott

emerald Shamrock Award: (l-R) Kindelan Huber, Dave Rathz, and landon Davis

Jonathan michael Adams Kent State university Kimberly Dianna Almenar university of Cincinnati Arwa naman Alniemi the university of Akron John Russell Alvord the university of Akron Bryant Charles Ausperk Robert morris university Jacob Andrew Baker edinboro university of Pennsylvania Keirra Jovonne Barclay ohio university Kathryn morgan Beck Allegheny College Caroline elise Bennett miami university Austin William Booth Bowling Green State university meghan Kaylea Boswell the university of Akron Anna marie Bowen university of Cincinnati Jenna marie Boyle university of Pittsburgh @ Bradford Richard James Bradley ohio university Andrew Joseph Brinkerhof the university of toledo tyler Donovan Davis-Brophy thiel College Kaitlyn marie Brunn the university of Akron

lorenzo michael Butts Borromeo Seminary @ lakeland Community College Kristen marie Bye the university of Akron Hollen elizabeth Campbell the ohio State university timothy Curtis Campbell, Jr. the ohio State university Benjamin George Castrigano Bowling Green State university Jordan matthew Chalfant the university of Akron John Patrick Chapman, ii St. Vincent College (PA) Joseph neil Chiarappa Heidelberg university Christopher Anthony Ciraldo the university of Akron Sarah marie Comunale university of Cincinnati lauren michael Connell university of Cincinnati Cathleen Helen Consilio university of Cincinnati Cash maurice Culver thiel College elizabeth marie Cunniff the ohio State university Alexander Robert Dannemiller the university of Akron landon Christopher Davis the university of Akron Aaron William Day the university of Akron

Rachel Ann Dedinsky Walsh university Allyson nichole Dewell the ohio State university, mansfield, ohio Christopher Douglas Domer the university of Akron travis lee Dukeman the university of Akron Brint Phillip Florkowski Bowling Green State university Brian matthew Foster lake erie College Graydon thomas Fox Kent State university Jonathan Patrick Fox John Carroll university Kaylee marie Fox the university of Akron Regina mary Friedl Walsh university Gregory John Gannon the university of Akron Angel marquise Garnett ohio university Adam edward Gerzanics Columbus College of Art & Design thomas Andrew Gilbride the university of Akron Graham Wil Giles Denison university Carrington Alexander Glenn Bowling Green State university nathanael Charles Graham the Art institute of Cincinnati

Jacob Patrick Hammer marietta College Chelsea lynn Harbaugh the university of Akron William David Harmon, Jr. the university of Akron Anthony michael Hawkins thiel College erin Pamela Hearty Kent State university John Paul Heising university of Cincinnati Brittany Kay Hentosz Kent State tuscarawas Alfredo Candela Hildebrandt Kent State university Diego Candela Hildebrandt Wright State university Caitlin noelle Hoff university of Cincinnati Stasia marie Hoffman the university of Akron Renee marie Horn the university of Akron Victoria elizabeth Horning the College of mercyhurst Shana Ann Hoynes the university of Akron Kindelan Alyssa Huber the university of Akron Daryl James Hughes the university of Akron erica Colleen Hutson Kent State university

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Kevin Wilson James ohio university Julien Kristian Johnson Stark State university Jacob thomas Jones ohio university Donaven Joseph Justice the university of Akron elian michael Kagafas marist College natasha Christa Kanakkanatt the ohio State university troy Christopher Keener ohio university Christine maria Kenngott the ohio State university liana leligdon Keter Kent State university Dorothy Bernice Klein Kent State university magdeline Anne Klein university of Cincinnati Reid Christopher Klein the university of Akron Jillian elizabeth Koesling Walsh university Courtney Georgina Kovach murray State university Victoria marie lambert the university of Akron Kathryn Graham latimer West Virginia university Jeffrey Charles laughlin mount union College matthew louis leonardi university of Dayton Sarah Ann lovelace the university of Akron Giselle marie luppino the university of toledo

natalie Blair maloy manhattan College Halle nicole marchetta loyola of Chicago university Brianna Kenai mcClain the university of toledo Cynthia marie mcClellan Stautzenberger College Halle elizabeth mcenteer ohio university molly Renee miloscia marshall university (WV) Dominic Devante mitchell the university of Akron megan Ann moloney Kent State university Kesho lynn morsches the university of Akron t. Collins mundy the university of Akron Jennifer lynn murray the university of Akron Benjamin Charles musci the ohio State university michael Clay novachek the university of Akron Ryanne Celeste oldham ohio university Caitlin marie o'neill mercyhurst College Cory Dillon ortman Kent State university Cashe' Cristine Palmer ohio university Colin James Pangburn the ohio State university tyler James Perren Kent State Stark university Kaitlyn therese Phillips university of Cincinnati

Alexander John Poholski the university of Akron tasha nicole Portis Walsh university Brian Paul Raglow the university of Akron Kevin Daniel Rainsberger university of Cincinnati michael Arthur Ringer ohio university nicholas Christopher Rohner the university of Akron Katherine Julia Ross Kent State Stark university Kameron mcKenzie Rubin ohio university Anthony michael Ryan the university of Akron Sheri Francis Schlosser the university of Akron Gabriel Douglas Schwenk entering workforce for one year nick Gregory Shook Baldwin-Wallace College Daniel Ray Snyder, Jr. the university of Akron miriam lea Sovacool the university of Akron Gregory Richard Sprungle the ohio State university Samantha lee Stacks the university of toledo matthew James Street undecided matthew martin Sullivan the university of Akron Kelsey noelle Swords notre Dame College (oH) nada nader taha Kent State university

Abigail marie tanner the university of Akron lindsey michele thoman Florida Southern College mitchell Walland tomazic university of Dayton emily Katelyn tomei malone university emily lynn tomon university of Dayton Daniel edward toth the university of Akron meredith Anne trecaso the university of north Carolina @ Greensboro John Henry uecker Wittenberg university michael James Vellequette, Jr. Boston university olivia Grace Walter Allegheny College (PA) Patrick Ryan Walter Kent State Stark university Brett John Weisenmiller the university of Akron Caitlin elizabeth Welsh the university of Akron Kelly Josephine Wheeler the ohio State university talicia Denise Williams the Akron School of Practical nursing Rachel lynn Wilson the ohio State university nora Rose Wisor the ohio State university Jayme lynn Yeaton loyola university of Chicago Abby marie Yerman Walsh university

Knights of Columbus Womanhood and manhood Award: (l-R) tommy Gilbride, Dave Rathz, natasha Kanakkanatt

Chionchio & Cistone Award: (l-R) Andy Jalwan (StVm Athletic Director), Jack uecker, mary Jo Chionchio, Rachel Dedinsky

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AwArDs oF Distinction PreSeNteD to clASS of 2010

rotary club of akron Kameron Rubin Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated excellence in citizenship, participation in activities and the academic ability to succeed in college. the archbishop lyke african-american male image award Daryl Hughes Presented to a senior male who has had excellent achievement in academics, the community and a long-standing commitment and service to his church. oHSaa courageous Student award emily tomei Awarded to a student who has overcome a serious illness, injury or disability. archie griffin Sportsmanship award Ryanne oldham and John Heising Presented to a senior man and woman in recognition of exemplary accomplishment and sportsmanship in the best sense of the word, in every aspect of high school life. Sportsmanship can be effectively practiced off the athletic field as well as on. oHSaa State award erica Hutson Awarded to one senior student for exemplary contribution and service. the Plain dealer Senior Standout Christine Kenngott Presented in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership, extracurricular participation and service to school and community. ohio High School athletic association Scholar athlete award landon Davis and molly miloscia Presented to a senior man and woman with the highest scholastic average and a minimum of four varsity letters in high school sports. united States marine corps distinguished athlete award erica Hutson and Benjamin musci Presented by the united States marine Corps for outstanding athletic achievement and leadership while performing as a varsity athlete. Principal's leadership award natasha Kanakkanatt Presented to a senior who demonstrates extraordinary leadership skills. the akron Beacon Journal regional Star awards landon Davis, Rachel Dedinsky, molly miloscia John Phillip Sousa award Brint Florkowski Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and superior musicianship. united State marine corps "Semper Fidelis" award for musical excellence lorenzo Butts Presented by the united States marine Corps to a high school senior who is both an outstanding performer and a truly outstanding young citizen. Honor roll award ­ 2010 Awarded to seniors who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average every quarter they have been at St. Vincent-St. mary. this is an award to honor those seniors who have shown great consistency in excellent academic performance. Kaitlyn Brunn Hollen Campbell Sarah Comunale lauren Connell Alexander Dannemiller landon Davis Rachel Dedinsky Christopher Domer Regina Friedl Alfredo Hildebrandt Caitlin Hoff Stasia Hoffman Renee Horn Kindelan Huber Christine Kenngott Dorothy Klein molly miloscia Jennifer murray Ryanne oldham Caitlin o'neill Daniel Snyder mariam Sovacool Samantha Stacks Abigail tanner emily tomei olivia Walter Kelly Wheeler nora Wisor Jayme Yeaton President's education award Presented to those seniors with a 3.5 grade point average for seven semesters and who have scored at or above the 85 percentile on the ACt or SAt national tests. Kathryn Beck Kaitlyn Brunn Sarah Comunale landon Davis John Heising Renee Horn erica Hutson Dorothy Klein Halle marchetta Benjamin musci Alexander Poholski mariam Sovacool Abigail tanner meredith trecaso Kelly Wheeler Jayme Yeaton Caroline Bennett Hollen Campbell lauren Connell Rachel Dedinsky Caitlin Hoff Victoria Horning natasha Kanakkanatt Jillian Koesling molly miloscia Ryanne oldham Brian Raglow Gregory Sprungle emily tomei michael Vellequette, Jr. Rachel Wilson Anna Bowen timothy Campbell, Jr. Alexander Dannemiller Jonathan Fox Stasia Hoffman Kindelan Huber Christine Kenngott natalie maloy Jennifer murray Caitlin o'neill Daniel Snyder, Jr. Samantha Stacks emily tomon olivia Walter nora Wisor

optimists club award Christopher Domer and Abigail tanner Presented to a young man and woman who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership and community service. wewS "Best of the class" landon Davis and Christine Kenngott national merit Finalists Finalist ­ olivia Walter and Semi- Finalist ­ Graham Giles Semi-finalists who were in the top % of all who took the national merit Scholarship test who have fulfilled additional requirements to qualify as finalists in the national merit Scholarship competition. celtic High cross award Richard Bradley, Caitlin o'neill and Abigail tanner Presented to graduating students with outstanding servant leadership records. Valedictorian landon Davis the student who has the highest grade point average over four years. Salutatorian maria Kenngott the student who has the second highest grade point average over four years. chionchio award and cistone award Jack uecker and Rachel Dedinsky named for St. Vincent-St. mary High School graduates and educators John Cistone V50, legendary varsity football coach, and mary Jo Chionchio V60, our most successful female coach, these awards are presented to the outstanding senior male and female student athletes. the recipients are exceptional athletes, have a minimum 2.3 grade point average, best exemplify leadership, sportsmanship, dependability, and character in their respective sports, and have displayed dedication and achievement in the classroom and a true commitment to St. Vincent-St. mary High School. emerald Shamrock award landon Davis and Kindelan Huber Presented in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership, citizenship, reliability, loyalty, and participation in activities. Recipients are nominated by the members of the class of 2010 and selected by the faculty. Knights of columbus manhood and womanhood awards tom Gilbride and nikki Kanakkanatt the highest accolade that St. Vincent-St. mary High School bestows on a senior young man and young woman who have cultivated the finest characteristics of a Christian young adult. these awards recognize two exemplary seniors who have demonstrated Christian values in daily living and outstanding leadership, character, scholarship, citizenship, and generosity in participating in school events. nominated by the members of the Class of 2010 and selected by the faculty, these graduates exemplify the very best that St. Vincent-St. mary High School represents.

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uA/stvm reseArcH exPerience boAStS oUtStANDiNG SUcceSS

Comments by our STVM students tell the story. "Being a member of a university research team and being treated with respect was a life changing experience for me!" Another quote by a student included, "I cannot thank The University of Akron enough for giving me such an amazing opportunity. I enjoyed every minute of the experience." Building on the nationally recognized curricular foundation of the STVM Science Inquiry Project, The University of Akron and St. Vincent-St. Mary Research Experience has concluded its inaugural year with outstanding success. The partnership with The UA College of Polymer Science and Engineering joined 7 scientists, 7 STVM science teachers, and 7 STVM science students. The project seeks to impact science teachers in learning how actual research is done and to better prepare exceptional students to do research studies in college. As a member of the UA Research team, students benefited from the mentoring of polymer scientists and engineers and the use of world class lab facilities. Our students worked to complete an enhanced science project and compete in the prestigious Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and the Ohio Academy of Science competitions. Student participants and their NEOSEF awards included: Jon Friess - 1st place Chemistry; Oliver Hildebrandt - 1st place Medicine and Health; Joey Miller - 2nd place Chemistry; Renee Horn - 2nd place Medicine and Health; Kindelan Huber - 3rd place Chemistry; Abigail Tanner - 1st place Engineering; and Olivia Walter - 3rd place Engineering. An additional 13 awards were earned by these students. Their research topics included: · Telomeraseexpression and diagnosing the stage of cancer in a purified cell line. · Improvinginvasive material interaction between soft tissue prosthesis and the human body. · Preparationofpolystyrene nanomolecules. · Creatingaerogelstobe used by NASA to reduce engine sound. · Usingnanofibers for effective drug delivery in prescription medicine. · Creatingpolymer scaffolding to grow cartilage cells in infants born without an outer ear. On June 8th the Science Department teachers and Project Director Mary Jo Chionchio began student interviews for the 20102011 Research Experience participants. The coming year will include additional UA scientists, STVM teachers and students.

St. Vincent-St. mary High School Science Students participated in 62nd Annual State Science Day

ScieNce StUDeNtS receive toP Honor

The 62nd annual State Science Day was held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the French Field House at The Ohio State University. Over 1000 students participated from all over Ohio. Nine students from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School were invited to participate and they together, as a team, took home the top honor, the Harold C. Shaw Outstanding School Award. In order to receive this award 7 out of the 9 students had to receive the top rating of superior and no one could receive a rating of good and that is exactly what they did. Congratulations go out to all members of the team: Hannah Comeriato, John Friess, Renee Horn, Kindelan Huber, Jon Stone, Devin Sutter, Abby Tanner, Vincenzo Volpe and Olivia Walter. Each and every one of these students put so much time and effort into executing their project and their presentations; because of that hard work and perseverance they were able to achieve great things. Not only did they win the outstanding school award, but they also brought home many individual sponsored awards and scholarships.

Hannah commeriato - rating: Superior John Friess - rating: Superior, university of Dayton Science, engineering as Service Award: $2000 Scholarship to university of Dayton renewable for three additional years, engineering Achievement Award - 3rd place $50 renee Horn - rating: Superior Kindelan Huber - rating: Superior, university of Akron Scholarship $1,500 tuition scholarship, renewable for three additional years, American Chemical Society Columbus Section- Chemical Sciences Award Honorable mention, Governor's Award for excellence in environmental Protection Research - 2nd place $100 & certificate Jonathon Stone - rating: excellent, Heidelberg Science Scholarship $7,000 Scholarships renewable 3 subsequent years devin Sutter - rating: excellent abby tanner - rating: Superior, university of Akron Scholarship, 2010 nanotechnology Science Award - 2nd place: $50 cash & certificate Vincenzo Volpe - rating: Superior, Governor's Award for excellence in Agricultural and Food Science Research - 1st place, Gormley Publishing Award olivia walter - rating: Superior

StVm Bookstore

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rocKet teAm comPeteS iN nAtionAL FinALs

Stvm bASebAll teAm comPleteS community service Project

Coach Anthony Boarman and the STVM Baseball Team assisted former Chief of Police Craig Gilbride V69, Frank Martucci VM73 and Reverend Bob Denton (grandfather of William VM13) with a community service project this past spring, which benefited the Victim Assistance Program and specifically the newly opened facility located on Furnace Street in Akron, Ohio. The STVM baseball players, as well as the coaching staff did a tremendous job helping with the cleanup of the exterior of the building and various other tasks. Great job Irish!

members of the StVm Rocket team, sponsored by national machine, prepare to blast off

STVM's Rocket Team Charlie whose members include Greg Sprungle, Emily Tomon, PJ Morley, Kate Donahue, and Devin Sutter qualified for the Team America Rocket Challenge National Finals at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia on May 15, 2010. All of STVM's rocket teams worked very hard since last September designing, building and flying rockets in an effort to reach the national finals competition. Two other teams, Team Bravo and Team Echo came very close to qualifying and missed being entered into the finals by a slim margin. STVM is very proud of the hard work and dedication these students displayed throughout the year and they are great examples of our wonderful student body! Go Irish!!

members of the Fighting irish Baseball team pitch in to help the Victim Assistance Program this past spring

fAcUlty member, sHAwn-PAuL ALLison, PuBLisHes seconD BooK

Shawn-Paul Allison, St. Vincent-St. Mary faculty member since 1982, has published his second book! He began The Gods of Fall: the Immortali back in the midnineties to keep his 8th period study hall occupied by giving them chapters to read. The original opening chapters lay dormant on a disc for over 14 years before he dusted it off and downloaded the contents once again. The story has now relocated to a college campus where two members of the football team die under mysterious circumstances. The drama and romance of the original story that took place in a high school has been replaced by trips back and forth between the 1880s and 2009 and 2010. If you could go through a ceremony that would let you live forever on this earth, would you do it? Would it make you sad to watch the current generation grow old and pass away? Would you grow weary of such an existence? Pepper the story with good vs. evil, a mysterious sacred book called the Kuhduush, a secret fraternity within a fraternity, some vampire-like beings who can suck the life out of the Immortali on certain nights of the year when the meteor showers flash across the heavens, and you have some good, fictional summer reading. The book can be ordered on-line at; and If you would like an autographed copy, you can purchase one directly at St. Vincent-St. Mary. A portion of the proceeds go to the student tuition fund. E-mail the author at [email protected] if you'd like to drop by to pick up a copy once school begins. Who knows, you might even find your name in the story!

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mArKet DAy rAiSeS fUNDS For stvm retreAts

The Market Day program was started in October 2009 at STVM and was a wonderful success with tremendous support by the STVM school families, faculty and staff, alumni and friends -- over $2,500 was raised for STVM Retreats! Once again, Market Day will be offered throughout the 2010-2011 school year beginning in September. Order forms are available in the STVM Bookstore and the STVM Campus Ministry Office. All proceeds benefit our STVM Retreat program! Log onto and place your order today using STVM Account #8191! For more details, contact Ken McDonald (Campus Minister) at [email protected]

iriSh ActorS Are "crAzy For you"

The STVM International Thespian Society (ITS), under the direction of Gerard Neary, delighted the audience in May with the production of "Crazy for You." The STVM traditions of excellence and entertainment continued in every aspect of the production which highlighted the talents of our student performers, drama team, stage crew and the entire STVM ITS membership.

fArewell, GrADUAteS! weLcome, FresHmen!

No sooner do we say goodbye to the Class of 2010, than we welcome our incoming freshman Class of 2014. It is with great confidence that we watch our graduating seniors begin their new and separate life journeys. As a class, their academic achievements have been outstanding and each Joanne Wiseman, of them is well-prepared, both scholastically and Admissions Director spiritually, for whatever lies ahead. As members of the Class of 2010 close one chapter of their lives and open another, they join the ranks of the more than 17,000 distinguished St. Vincent-St. Mary alumni who have preceded them. We eagerly anticipate getting to know the newest members of our St. Vincent­St. Mary family -- the Class of 2014. These freshmen are about to become a part of a long tradition of greatness, although they have already distinguished themselves on their own merit. Nineteen were awarded Irish Academic Scholarships and 28 earned Irish Opportunity Scholarships based on character, leadership, and service. Fifty-six received Family and/or Memorial scholarships. Sixty-three of these freshmen have siblings attending St. Vincent-St. Mary and 59 have parents who are alumni. All of us are justifiably proud of STVM and our incoming freshmen have made an excellent decision to become part of our St. Vincent-St. Mary Family. The administration, faculty, and staff extend our Irish hospitality and heartily welcome the Class of 2014!

PAreNtS clUb oFFers GiFt cArDs

The 2010-2011 Parents' Club Officers and Chairs welcome the STVM Community to the new school year! It is not too late to join! Membership in the Parents' Club runs from July 1, 2010 ­ June 30, 2011. Please contact our Membership Chair: Linda Subich via e-mail at: [email protected] and join today! t.r.i.P. The STVM Parents' Club is pleased to once again offer TRIP! The program is easy ­ simply purchase gift cards and save on tuition. TRIP has over 250 local and nationwide merchants to choose from! Visit the website ­ Parent Info ­ Parents' Club to learn more about TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)! Or contact: Teresa Blankenship at [email protected] StVm Parents' club calendar of events August 22, 2010 Freshman Family Breakfast September 15, 2010 Curriculum Night November 9, 2010 Mothers' Night Out TBA L.I.F.E. Speaker February 15, 2011 State of the School Address & SEC Open Forum March 5, 2011 The First & "Best St. Patrick's Day Party" May 7, 2011 "Think Spring" Flower Sale June 10, 2011 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Parents' Club meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the STVM Conference Center. Join us for a meeting!

stvm wins reD croSS blooDmobile cHALLenGe to sAve Lives

The Future Medics sponsored a second Red Cross Bloodmobile this year. Due to the constant need for blood and an opportunity for STVM to receive scholarship money, we challenged Hoban to see who could collect the most blood on a Saturday in the spring. WE WON... WE BEAT HOBAN!!!!!!!! Thank you to the students, parents and alumni that saved lives by donating. A special thank you to the alumni association members who baked cookies for the event. Food always is a good incentive!

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JoiN US iN weLcominG tHe stvm cLAss oF 2014

many Vm14 freshmen have parents and siblings that are alumni. Please note the alumni parent(s) names and the siblings * that have attended or are attending StVm. Aaron Adkins Anthony Adkins Kendra Alexander Alexander Angle island Barnes Benjamin Bashor* Sara Baughman Kristopher Beck* Aaron Bennett* Joseph Bennett VM75 Claire Beskitt* David Beskitt VM89 and Jodi Weiss Beskitt VM89 Alec Bianchi Alvina Cypher Bianchi VM78 nathan Bischof* Joey Bisesi Justin Blanks* Dante Booker traven Boyer tyrus Bradford Kristen Bratton* Christina Brigeman* evelyn Bruegman* Joanne Skinner VM82 Robert Brunn* Charles W. Brunn VM80 and Kathryn Mascolo Brunn VM79 Joshua Budd Helen Burroughs Richard Burroughs Aaron Bushner michael Callahan* lynne Spagnuolo Callahan VM75 Parris Campbell, Jr.* Vincent Carson raymond Carson VM79 theresa Cherveny* Mark Cherveny VM73 lexi Chisholm Kathryn Cicione* Anthony Cicione VM86 and Marihelyn Horrigan Cicione VM86 Colbey Coombs elizabeth reece Coombs VM78 Brady Costigan richard Costigan V70 Angelo Cugini* evan Cunningham Stephen Dages* David Dages VM78 nicholas Darago* Patrick Darago VM81 and Mary Ann Girard Darago VM80 Faith Daugherty* lucille Daugherty* maximilian Davis* Christine Davis VM80 m. Jeffrey Dehnke* Kathryn DeKemper* Donald DeKemper VM83 and Barbara Glenn DeKemper VM87 Victor Dorsey mcKenzie Dunlap* Katherine engels* Gia Faetanini* erin Burdon Faetanini VM86 Sylvia Fallucco* Michael Fallucco VM82 and Julie Mortier Fallucco VM83 Joseph Fickes Michael Fickes VM76 Samuel Filing Brian Fleming Samuel Foster madison Frericks Alexandra Friess Sean Gaffney Gary Caleb Zachary George Walter Gibson, Jr. John "Jack" Giles* Katie Goedecke Damien Goostree* meghan Gorbach* Jeffrey Gorbach VM80 Ann Graff* Brandon Grajzl tracey Markz Grajzl Sean Greene* Dieter Haas* marie Hammer* Patrick Hammer VM79 Robert Hart evan Hofacker David Hofacker VM81 Preston Hollopeter John "Jack" Hurley iii* Shannon Jack Kardell Jackson Cassandra Jakubick Aisha Jami Ashley Johenning* Anesah Johnson D'marques Jones nathan Jost* travonte Junius John Kaeler David Kaiser* Andrew Katcher evan Kennerly* Kelle Baird Kennerly VM86 Kristen Killingsworth* Pauline Klein* Dylon Klinesmith Jordan Korinek Seleke Korleh Kevin Krukemeyer* Anita Kulic Corey large* Steve large VM80 Danielle laRose* James larose VM78 Kelly lauck Sharon Dunn lauck VM83 Joshua laughlin Gabrielle leonardi* C. "nicholas" letdara* Kara lopez Brendan luebbring Joanne lutman Michelle thomas lutman VM86 Justin lyde* Brianna machuga Shannon macneil* Bianca macreno* Audrey maloy* Michael Maloy VM80 olivia manna* Alejandra mathern Kiley may* maddie mazzola Rosalie mcCullough Jacqueline mcDowell Patrick McDowell VM79 Sydney mcintyre erin mcnulty Julia mendiola Alexander messmore Patrick Messmore VM78 Ryan miletti Anthony Miletti VM82 Joshua mills* Amy Bird Mills VM81 melanie mohler Katrina mominee tyler moran Joseph Moran VM87 Alexander morley* Joseph morrison Kathleen mundy* mary-Claire mundy* William neugebauer* Frederick neugebauer VM81 and Winifred Breiding neugebauer VM74 Alexa nolte macKenzie nolte Hannah norris Angelina oliveti Peter "P.J." o'neil* James o'neil VM75 and Susan reagan o'neil VM77 emily Pagni* nicole Paolucci richard Paolucci VM86 and Christine DePaul Paolucci VM85 timothy Patton Adam Penney Stephen Pierce ii monica Pirie* maxwell Pitman* Michele Piglia Pitman VM81 Patrick Pitman Adam Porcellato* James Portis iii Parrish Poteete, Jr. Parrish Poteete VM81 Brooke Powell irene Presper* tom Presper VM79 maxine Prince* Danny Ratsavong* Andrew Rickbrodt tyler Riemenschneider* emily Roberts* Andrew Rodgers Zachary Rouser Breyon Samuel Viktoria Sargeant Jessica Schindler Joseph Schlosser* Julie Schlosser* Patricia Palombo Schlosser VM80 Ross Schopp Gabriel Sciarretti Jordan Sensabaugh Roland Shank Ryan Skonieczny Dynasti Smith-malone Zachary Spoonamore* matthew Sporich lisa laMonica Sporich VM78 michael Sporich lisa laMonica Sporich VM78 Julianne Stamer Antwain Strong ishsha Stubbs mackenzie Sullivan Zachary Swejk Chrysa Dunford Swejk VM81 Andrew testa Azhane thomas Andrew trecaso* ralph trecaso VM79 ian urquhart* lucia Vinzani mario Volpe* Paula Baeli Volpe VM81 mary Walsh* timothy Walsh VM76 Bradley Walter* theodore Walter VM77 JacquelineWammes lori Hider Wammes VM83 Corey Whaley Derek Whiddon Justin Whitely* Ryan Wile newmanWilliams* Kayla Wilson lea Wilson* Germaine Miller Wilson VM84 Paul Wilson* Paul Wilson V67 Seth Winslow thomas Winslow VM73 erica Wolf Jarel Woolridge Alexis Wyatt* Gabrielle Yarbrough mallory Zupke*

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fiGhtiNG iriSh AtHLetics yeAr in review 2009-2010


Football: This year's varsity football team finished with a record of 6-5 and returned to state playoff competition. Unfortunately, the team's season ended in the OHSAA regional quarterfinal against Poland Seminary High School. Highlights from this season included a 14-10 victory over rival Archbishop Hoban. The annual game was played at the brand new Infocision Stadium on the campus of The University of Akron. The attendance for the game was close to 12,000 people. It was the first high school football game ever played at the new facility. The team this year was led by captains: seniors Billy Harmon and Brian Foster and juniors Doran Grant and Mark Murphy. During the season this year former Fighting Irish coach John Cistone was honored at halftime of the September 4th game versus Akron North. Cross Country: The cross country team had a championship season this fall. The girls team composed of seniors Molly Miloscia and Emily Tomei; juniors Maria Arnone and Anna Mion; sophomores Annie Davis and Tessa Weigand; and freshman Marissa Rosetti, won the Division II OHSAA State Championship. This was only the second state appearance for the girls team who finished in seventh place last year. The girls raised their new state championship banner in the gym this winter. The boys team also had an excellent year. The team made their second straight state championship appearance. The team finished seventh this year behind a strong effort from seniors Landon Davis, Greg Gannon, and Brian Raglow; juniors Jacob Swords and Ian Walsh; sophomore Patrick O'Brien; and freshman Mick Iacofano. Based on this season's results, Head Coach Dan Lancianese was also named Coach of the Year by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Boys Soccer: The boys soccer team was coming off of a great season where they finished in the OHSAA regional semi-final game. Despite graduating a lot of great players from that team, this season the boys advanced to the district semi-final match. In that game the team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to rival Archbishop Hoban. The team this year was led by seniors Mitch Tomazic, Diego Hildebrandt, and John Heising. The most valuable player award this year was presented to junior Chris Motley. Lastly, Joe Demboski and Antonio Manfut won the best defensive and offensive players respectively. Girls Soccer: The girls soccer team had an outstanding season under first year Head Coach, Rob Young. The team finished with a 15-3-3 record and advanced to the OHSAA regional semi-final. In that game the team lost a very tough match to St. Mary Memorial, 2-1 in overtime. The team this year was led by three great captains: senior Erica Hutson, junior Miranda Yeaton, and sophomore Becca Bridenthal. Girls Tennis: The girls tennis program finished with a 12-7 record this year. Senior Caroline Bennett, Junior Taylor Wedlake, and Sophomore Rose Klein each qualified for the OHSAA district semi-final. The other captains this year were Erica Bennett and Halle Marchetta. Boys Golf: The boys golf team this year was led by senior captain Jack Uecker. The team was guided by second year Head Coach Dante D'Andrea. The entire team qualified for the district tournament this year. The other members of the team included Jay Dean, Hakmut Hero, Tyler Rice, Chris Domer, and Alex McGrew. Girls Golf: The girls golf team this year was led by first year Head Coach Chris Minear. This is the third year girls golf has been offered as a varsity sport at STVM and each year the program has grown. This year the team competed in the newly formed Greater Akron Girls Golf Conference. This was the first year for this conference and the team won the conference championship. Also, freshman Michelle Noethen was the golfer of the year in the conference. In the state tournament, the entire team qualified for the district championships. The captain's award this season was presented to senior Emily Tomon. Volleyball: The volleyball team this year finished with a record of 11-12. The team was led by captains Ryanne Oldham, Kelsey Swords, and Rachel Wilson. The MVP was presented to Kelsey Swords. Sophomore Corie Nischt was named the best offensive player, and junior Meghan Weber earned the most improved player award. the regional final with a loss to Benedictine. The squad had big wins this year over Walsh Jesuit, Archbishop Hoban and Mansfield Senior. The district championship game vs. Buchtel High School was played at Canton Fieldhouse in front of a crowd of 4500 people. The team this year was led by seniors Kameron Rubin, Jack Uecker, Jacob Baker, and Dominique Mitchell. Wrestling: It was a very successful year for the wrestling program. STVM freshman, Michael Rix, earned a fourth place finish in the state tournament. Junior Ray Stone also qualified in the 215 weight class. Ray finished the year with 42 victories and 37 of those came by pin. Senior Carlos Lugo also represented the school as an alternate in the heavyweight division. At the regional tournament the team qualified six individuals. Boys and Girls Bowling: The bowlers wrapped up a successful season as well. The boys team struggled this year due to a lack of participation but made the most of the talent they had. The girls team, under second year Head Coach Ron Winer, performed very well. The team qualified one individual, senior Rachel Dedinsky, to the state tournament. Rachel finished 40th out of a field of 138 bowlers.


Girls Basketball: The girls basketball team finished with a record of 12-9. The team had big wins over Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, and Massillon Jackson. This year's team was led by seniors Jen Murray, Ryanne Oldham, and Katie Brunn. Boys Basketball: The boys basketball team started the year off by raising their 2009 state championship banner in the gym. Heading into a season of high expectations the team finished with a record of 17-7. The team's season ended in


Baseball: Second year Head Coach Anthony Boarman led the Irish baseball program this year. During the off-season the baseball and softball programs converted the old Costigan Furniture Showroom on Market Street into an indoor hitting facility. Having a place to practice indoors paid off greatly this year. The baseball team finished 8-16 and defeated Akron

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North in the OHSAA playoffs before their season ended in the second round. The team also played their annual game versus Archbishop Hoban at Canal Park in downtown Akron. This year's squad was led by seniors Jack Uecker, Joe Chiarappa, and JC Laughlin. The Most Valuable Pitcher award was presented to Neal Edwards. Softball: The 2009 softball team was very successful this year. The team defeated CVCA in the first round of the OHSAA playoffs before losing in the second round to Tallmadge in a tough 1-0 game. The squad this year was led by seniors Rachel

Dedinsky, Stasia Hoffman, and Jenna Boyle. The most improved player award was presented to Meghan Weber. Boys Tennis: The boys tennis team this year was under the direction of first year Head Coach Donovan Avery. The team was very young this year as four freshmen competed in varsity matches. The squad made a lot of progress and was led by MVP Trevor Chopko. The other leaders on the team were seniors Diego and Alfredo Hildebrandt. Track and Field: The STVM track and field team started the

state championship weekend off on the right note by bringing home the state championship in the girls 4x800M relay. The team of senior Emily Tomei, sophomore Sam Kirk, sophomore Tessa Weigand, and junior Maria Arnone crossed the finish line in 9:17.15. On the second day of competition, junior Doran Grant brought home the second state championship of the weekend by finishing in first place in the 110M hurdles in a time of :14.31. Senior Erica Hutson also qualified in four championship events and her weekend was highlighted by a state runner-up finish in the girls 400M dash in a

time of :55.27. In the boys 800M run, junior Jacob Swords placed fourth with a time of 1:54.71. On the first day of competition the boys 4x800M relay team of sophomore Pat O'Brien, sophomore Sean Poholski, junior Ian Walsh, and junior Jacob Swords finished in 4th place with a time of 8:02.01 Overall, the girls team finished in 4th place of 71 teams by scoring a total of 26 points. The boys finished in 8th place of 70 teams by scoring a total of 22 points. Congratulations to all the athletes and Head Coach Dan Lancianese on a successful season!

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Back Row (l-R): Billy Harmon, Jake Hammer, nick Shook, Ben Castrigano, tony Hawkins, Jacob Baker, erica Hutson, Bryant Ausperk, Rachel Dedinsky, Brian Foster, Jenna Boyle, JC laughlin, Joe Chiarappa Front Row (l-R): mike Kagafas, Cash Culver, tyler Brophy-Davis, Kelsey Swords, Jack uecker, molly miloscia, emily tomei, Courtney Kovach president Angela Spreitzer Charles Vm82 presents Akron touchdown Club Awards to (l-R) michael Rix, Dominique mitchell, JaKarr Sampson and Ricky Johnson

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School held an athletic signing ceremony on Thursday, May 13, 2010. The assembly recognized student-athletes from the Class of 2010 who are furthering their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level next year. The following list of seniors have committed to a college or university next year:

name Joe Chiarappa Rachel Dedinsky Jenna Boyle JC laughlin erica Hutson Bryant Ausperk Brian Foster Billy Harmon nick Shook Jake Hammer Ben Castrigano mike Kagafas Kelsey Swords Jack uecker molly miloscia emily tomei Cash Culver tyler Brophy-Davis Jacob Baker Courtney Kovach tony Hawkins college Heidelberg Walsh university of Pittsburgh/Bradford mount union Kent State university Robert morris university lake erie College university of Akron Baldwin Wallace marietta College Bowling Green State university marist notre Dame College/ohio Wittenberg marshall malone theil theil edinboro murray State theil SPort Baseball Softball Softball Baseball track and Field Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Volleyball Golf Cross Country Cross Country Football Football Basketball Cross Country Football

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Twenty-eight years after serving as editor of the Leprechaun Gold, St. Vincent-St. Mary alumna, Angie Spreitzer Charles VM82 returned to the school as President of a new online sports reporting venture. Angie made a visit in May to present the Akron Touchdown Club All-Star Awards to several students and a special Athlete of the Week Award to senior, Dominique Mitchell. Her company,, partnered with the Akron Touchdown Club in honoring top local athletes. Angie said she and several partners founded last August to provide coverage to an underserved market. "It's gotten too expensive and difficult for print media to be able to provide comprehensive coverage of high school sports," she said. "At the same time, reading habits have changed, with more people going online to read news, especially sports news. People want the immediacy of the Internet and the ability to view stories with photos, audio files and videos. We're excited to be part of this evolution in the media industry." The site covers 13 sports for St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. The main STVM page can be found at: HighSchools/StVM/tabid/99/Default.aspx Angie can be reached at [email protected]

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alumni association dues and membership Form

Please complete the form and return to: Alumni Department, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, 15 North Maple Street, Akron, Ohio 44303 or go to to update your information

1. contact information (PleaSe Print)



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2. marital Status/children



3. occupational/Professional information



4. membership/dues/etc. (make checks payable to: StVm Alumni Association)

m $10 ALuMNI DuES ENCLOSED. Membership runs from July 1-June 30. m DONATION TO THE STVM ALuMNI SCHOLARSHIP: Over the years, the STVM Alumni Association has had the privilege of awarding annual scholarships

to members of the STVM Junior Class which is then applied toward their senior year tuition. The scholarship is funded by association dues as well as contributions made to the scholarship fund through the Father Thomas F. Mahar Outstanding Alumni Awards program. To be eligible to apply, students must have one or both parents who are a graduate of St. Mary, St. Vincent, or St. Vincent-St. Mary High Schools as well as additional criteria.


5. news

Include a separate sheet with information you might like included in the next Alumni Connection Magazine. Also, on a separate sheet of paper, please list your "Family Tree" information -- the family members that attended St. Mary High School, St. Vincent High School or St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and their relationship to you. Thank you.

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STAY CURRENT ON IrIsh athletIcs ON tWItter

You can now subscribe to the StVm Athletic Department's twitter page by logging onto this service will be provided to help communicate information such as scores, results, highlights, schedule updates, pre-sale ticket information, and more. With any mobile device you can receive this information instantly as it is broadcasted.

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use the enclosed membership form to update your records, pay your dues, and or send updated information.

Dear Parents of STVM Graduates, we are pleased to mail this Alumni Connection magazine to your household. If you would prefer that your STVM graduate receives a copy of this magazine, please contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at [email protected] Thank you for your past support and for your assistance in keeping our records accurate and up-to-date. Please do not hesitate to contact Kathy Holaday at 330-253-9113 ext. 120 if you should require further assistance.


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