September 2022
Alumni News
Our 2022-2023 school year kicked off with a fun Pep-Rally. The seniors stepped into their roll by entering through a balloon arch and participated in a fun round of Tug-a-War.
The admissions office has begun accepting applications for the class of 2027. The application can be found on the school's website along with all of the important admissions dates. The admissions team is looking forward to making visits to St. Ann, St, Juliana, St. Vincent Ferrer, All Saints, Sacred Heart and St. Clare. Open House will be on November 6th.

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The Class of 2026 kicked off the school year with their retreat on September 1st. Mrs. Lower, Director of Campus Ministry, and many volunteers did a great job of helping the new freshman transition into high school. They enjoyed a day that started with breakfast and included games, mentoring, and mass.
Last year, Lilly Visser’s ’23 art portfolio included her painting of the Cardinal Newman tower which was on display at several events. The acrylic painting is now hanging in the President’s office.
ALUMNI Spotlight
Claire Davis '13

Claire, a graduate of Cardinal Newman’s IB program, recently completed her Master’s in Art History and Archaeology at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) and is now starting the Ph.D. program at the IFA studying Ancient Roman Art.
This summer Claire participated in the IFA and Oxford University’s joint excavation at Aphrodisias in Turkey. Aphrodisias has been excavated by NYU since 1961 and is one of the best preserved Roman-period cities in ancient Caria, located in southwest Turkey. The city was famous in antiquity for its marble sculptors and its sanctuary to Aphrodite.
“During my nine-week stay in Turkey, I was part of a team cleaning and excavating a late antique mansion, the House of Kybele. I wrote my Master’s thesis on domestic architecture and décor in Roman Asia Minor in the 2nd- 4th century CE, so this excavation site was especially relevant to my previous research and future dissertation work. Parts of the house were excavated in campaigns in the 1960s and 1980s, so much of my work involved cleaning and documenting the exposed sections of the house and recording new finds there. The mansion was not completely uncovered in the two previous campaigns, so we also opened up new excavation areas, digging down from the current ground level to locate more rooms and understand the entire layout of the house. Good excavation information is paramount when taking a sociocultural approach to the art and artifacts of the ancient world, and I was lucky to gain hands-on experience at this critical first stage of investigation.”

The excavation at Aphrodisias and the House of Kybele specifically was featured in the Turkish press: The article can be found here.
More on the site can also be found at: 
Rick Ouellette '75 recently retired after 25 wonderful years from The Sherwin-Williams Company as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. He is enjoying retirement, living in Dallas area and embracing his new role as a grandfather as his daughter and son-in-law welcomed twins.
Ty Morton '06 recently started a new job with NASA as a Senior Gas and Fluids Engineer. He previously worked for SpaceX where he was a Senior Flight Reliability Engineer responsible for reviewing changes to the launch pad, Falcon flight systems, recovery, refurb, and final integration processes.
Congratulations to Jacoby Ford '05 for being an inductee to the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame. Jacoby is being inducted as a two-sport athlete. He was a wide receiver under Tommy Bowden and Dabo Swinney between 2006-09 as well as a National Champion on Clemson's track team.
Todd Romano '91 was recently named the Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in West Palm Beach. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to one lawyer per practice are in each region.
John Romano '67 and Eric Romano '90 were also included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
Crusader Club
Athlete Alumni Happy Hour at E.R. Bradley's
On August 18, Cardinal Newman High School honored athlete alumni and celebrated the recent formation of The Crusader Club at E.R. Bradley's in West Palm Beach. Over sixty alumni of all ages attended the reception. The Crusader Club, led by Chair Dave McIntosh 64' and twenty-one board of directors, was founded to connect athlete alumni and support Crusader athletics and Cardinal Newman High School.
Branden Schiralli '98 and Eric Romano '90
Ray Popp '73 and Teresa Popp '72
Connor Lewis '10 and Haley Lewis '18
David Fontanarosa '94 and Jeff Pepin '93
Patrick '91and Kathryn Dillon and Mimi '82 and Jeff Vaughan
Darcy Brown, Collin Grill '14, Don '77 and Eryn Grill
Crusader Club Chair Dave McIntosh '64, Brother Thomas Zoppo, Coach Sam Budnyk and Athletic Director Reilly Campbell
David Gately '66, Maureen Conte '68 and Grier Pressly '92
Crusader Classic Golf Tournament
On August 19, the Cardinal Newman Dad's Club hosted a golf tournament at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club.
Alumni Football Kick Off

Join us in the Sister Anne Richard Alumni Center parking lot before our first regular season home game for a special alumni get together.

Food will be provided by The SOSO, owned by Newman Alumni, Alex DiSchino '08 and Kye Akavia '08.

Friday, September 16th
5:30 -6:30 PM
or contact Carole Ann Vaughan at 561-619-7282
Blood Drive

We will be having our first blood drive on September 22nd from 7:30am to 2:30pm in the gym.

Students & Parents may receive 5 hours of community service for giving blood or 10 hours of service for donating platelets.

Alumni, Parents, Faculty, and Staff will be taken right away as we know you have to get back to work.
Remember, you could save up to 3 lives by your donation.

If any parent would like to volunteer and help at the Blood drive, please contact Mrs. Gonzalez at
College Fair

Have you pre-registered for the college fair yet? This is a select opportunity reserved for Diocesan students to interact with admissions representatives from over 100 colleges and universities. As an added bonus, hear directly from the admissions officers at top Florida schools. You can also attend information sessions on financial aid & scholarships.

11th Annual Crusader Sporting
Clay Tournament

to benefit Cardinal Newman High School Football

Saturday, October 1, 2022
8:00AM - 2:00PM

OK Corral Gun Club
9449 NE 48th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972


Join us at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches for Casino Night benefitting Newman Baseball

Saturday, October 10, 2022
6:00PM - 10:00PM

$175 PP or $325 Per Couple

For tickets and Sponsorship opportunities

Newman Night 2023

Our March event is in the planning stages.
We are excited to bring you another Gala filled with spectacular entertainment, auction items, dancing and fun.
March 4, 2023 is the date to save!
Stay tuned for more details.
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