Cardinal Ritter High School Alumni Newsletter | June 2018
Hello Fellow Alumni,
 
Welcome to our newest Alumni – the Class of 2018! Graduation is such an exciting time. Your fellow Alumni wish you all the best. Whether your next step takes you around the world, across the country, or just down the street you will always have a home at Cardinal Ritter High School. 
 
For those of us who are more seasoned Alumni, now is a time to reflect back on your own graduation and time at CRHS. Do you have any memories to share about your time at Cardinal Ritter? A moment that has stuck with you? What about the impact of the faculty? Was there a teacher who brought a certain subject to life for you? A life experience you learned stemming from a staff member or coach? Was there someone who made an impact on you and your classmates? We would love to hear about this from you. It would just take a few minutes! You can send me an email with a line or two sharing these experiences or submit them to the website using the link below.
 
This newsletter is meant to inform fellow Alumni of the great things you are doing but we need your help in order to do so!  We want to know what you have been up to – travels, life experiences, achievements, volunteer work, etc.

You can submit your news directly here . If you see a former classmate too humble to toot their own horn, share it for them!

Claire Carr Maxson ('97)
President of Cardinal Ritter Alumni Association
Dear Raider Alumni,

What a successful year we have had at Cardinal Ritter High School. We graduated 124 seniors on June 1. Here are some interesting statistics about our newest Alumni:

·         56% earned an Academic Honors Diploma
·         They were accepted to over 100 colleges and universities
·         76% earned dual college credit totaling 549 in all
·         57% earned scholarships totaling $17,134,904

Also, at our Senior Awards Assembly, the Class of 1968 joined them as they celebrated their 50 th Alumni Reunion.

We held our Annual Alumni Board meeting on Wednesday and shared our plans for next year. Please join us at any or all of these Alumni events this year.

We definitely hope you can come by on July 21 for a summer Alumni get together.

Thank you for your continued support of your alma mater!

God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy
Alumni Chronicles
Betsy Jones (CR '09) has recently earned her PhD in Musculoskeletal Sciences from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Her thesis research addressed the long-term health of former elite UK athletes. Her work will inform resource provision for elite athletes transitioning out of elite sports.
Betsy is now a Research Associate in Epidemiology at University College London (UCL) studying the quality of care for patients with dementia in the UK.
Colleen Harshey and Kevin Johnson (CR '17) are members of Purdue’s Air Force ROTC. They’ve both finished up their freshman year now as cadets. They’re doing a great job representing Cardinal Ritter as both Air Force Cadets and Boilermakers.  
Devin Hamann  (CR '17) is attending The University of Dubuque in Iowa for his Bachelor's in Aviation Flight Operations with a minor in Unmanned Aircraft. Devin is pictured here after receiving his private flight license on April 19.  
Anne Orlanda Fuller (CR '97) and her husband Brent welcomed twin girls, Hayden Marie and Kennedy Elizabeth, into the world on May 11, 2018! 

Congratulations, Anne! 
Marleah Fossett (CR '14) walked off the softball field with her USI teammates for the last time as a National Champion! Marleah finished her senior season at the University of Southern Indiana by winning the NCAA Division II National Championship. 
Congrats, Marleah!   
Joevita Weah (CR '16) received the Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship through the University of California, Santa Cruz. An environmental geoscience major and Environmental Fellow at DePauw, Weah is one of 20 students from around the United States and its territories accepted into the UCSC program. Congratulations, Joevita! 
Raider Recap
Class of 1968 – 50 th Reunion

On Tuesday, May 22, we welcomed back the first graduates of Cardinal Ritter to attend the awards assembly as part of their 50 th Reunion! We had 19 members of the class process in the gym following the seniors, gown and all, as they did 50 years ago! At the conclusion of the ceremony, we gathered in the library for lunch and social time. It was wonderful to have them with us once again! The reunion planning has begun. We will keep you posted on the date and time decided by the committee. 
Congratulations, Class of 2018!

The Cardinal Ritter Alumni Association would like to congratulate the graduates of the Class of 2018 and welcome them to the association. We wish you luck in the next chapter of your lives!  
Alumni Directory
Cardinal Ritter has partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to create an Alumni Directory. The last time we had one created was in 1993! It’s a year-long process and will help us tremendously to get accurate demographic information to update our database. If there are any questions you are not comfortable answering, please leave them blank! Our main objective is to get accurate contact information to be more efficient when reaching out to Alumni. We are excited to begin the process - please let us know if you have any questions or concerns! 
Reunion Updates
1968 – 50th Reunion
Organizers - Jeri Nahas Rust and Karen Martin

1978 – 40th Reunion
Organizers - Beatrice Drics Bursten and Kevin Rak

If your graduation year ends in 3 or 8, it’s time to get to planning! Please let Katie Murphy Waggoner know if you've started planning and have a date set, or if you need help getting started. We can help you pick a location, get a class list, send out invites, and more! Please email Katie Murphy Waggoner or call at 317.924.4333 ext. 408 with any questions.
Dedicated Alumni Award
Last September, we awarded our first Dedicated Alumni Award to Michael “Perto” Lampert at our Homecoming football game. This year's Dedicated Alumni Award will be given out at our Homecoming football game on Friday, October 5, and it’s time to vote for the second recipient! Please take a minute to fill out this nomination form and let us know who should be the Dedicated Alumni Award winner of 2018.
Mark Your Calendar!
July 20, 6:00 PM
Alumni Volleyball Game
CRHS Gym

July 21, 6:00 PM
Alumni Soccer Game
CRHS Field

July 21, 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
AlumNight
CRHS
Eat, drink, and be social
Complimentary beer, wine, and burgers

October 5, 6:00 PM
Homecoming
Marian University
Tent opens at 6:00 PM; game begins at 7:00 PM

October 6, 9:00 AM
CRHS Golf Outing
Eagle Creek Golf Club

October 27, 6:00 PM
Smarty Party – A fun night of trivia
CRHS Gym
Cardinal Ritter High School
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Indianapolis, IN 46220