Volume VII | February 2021
Alumni News
Lisa Tyler Gadberry ‘86
Lexington Catholic Math Department Chair

While the Lexington Catholic campus may look different from the days when I roamed the halls in the mid-80s, one thing remains the same: 2+2 still equals 4. Teaching algebra and math foundational basics haven’t changed but there are many new programs and, of course, technology that enhances how we teach math here at Lexington Catholic.

This is my 14th year teaching math at Lexington Catholic, and this my 25th year of full-time teaching has been the most challenging with all the adaptations we’ve had to make with the pandemic. I certainly missed seeing the students in the classroom last spring as we finished the 2019-20 school year all virtually. 

I am currently the math department chair. In this role, I evaluate incoming students’ High School Placement Test scores coupled with middle school math experiences to determine the math path that is best suited for each student. No one pathway fits every student. It is not a “one size fits all” scenario.

While the process of factoring quadratics in “my day” at Lexington Catholic required us to go through ALL the variety of factors and guess and check, today we show the students how to factor using the AC method. If anyone would like to see it, feel free to let me know!

Lexington Catholic is very special to my family and me for many reasons. My parents, Bill and Bobbie Tyler, taught my siblings and me about the importance of service and giving since they both volunteered numerous hours at Lexington Catholic. My two brothers, Mike and David, and sister, Debbie Schnurr attended Lexington Catholic before me. The sacrifices our parents made allowed us to benefit from the Catholic education and made such an impact on all four of us. My husband, David, worked at LCHS for almost 10 years, and our 3 children are alums. Our nieces and nephews are alums as well! This school and community have been an integral part of my life and has had such a positive impact in my upbringing and through my adulthood, including my parenting life.

Being able to stay in touch with students beyond their graduation has been an amazing experience, whether it’s to help them in college math or hear what is going on in their career. If you have any questions about our math department or the math courses we offer, please feel free to contact me at lgadberry@lexingtoncatholic.com. I feel very blessed to serve this Lexington Catholic community that served me so well. 
Where Are They Now
Amanda Sciretta Totten ’09 is a Speech Language Pathologist for Scott County schools. Amanda and her husband, Michael Totten, live in Lexington and were married at the Cathedral of Christ the King on July 20, 2019.
Abbey Haag ’14 graduated from Morehead State University in 2019. This is her second year teaching 4th grade at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Frankfort, Kentucky. Abbey got engaged to Tanner Reynolds in May of 2020 and they will be getting married in June of 2021. 
Emily Blake Ward '12 and Jonathan Ward welcomed their daughter, Avery James Ward, on October 20, 2020.  They are living in Nashville, Tennessee.
Katherine Blake Vogelsang '09 and Daniel Vogelsang '09 welcomed their son, Isaiah King Vogelsang, on January 27, 2021. The happy family is living in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rhoni Moffit ’13 is working at Baptist Health Lexington. She is currently enrolled in a MBA program at NKU pursing her career in healthcare management.
Barton Lynch ’12 and his fiancé, Jordan Toellner, were engaged on February 16, 2020. Barton lives in Arlington, VA and is working at Brunswick Group.
Rachel Hollembaek ’10 and Dillon Cassidy were married at St Paul's Catholic Church officiated by Father Norm on December 31, 2020, with immediate family. Many family and friends attended via live streaming.  Rachel will graduate Spring 2021 with her Master in Occupational Therapy and Dillon is in Sales Management at Under Armour. The Cassidys live in Rockville Maryland.  
Barb Schnurr Maloney ’05 and her husband, Pat Maloney, had their little girl, Matilda "Tilly" Josephine, on January 15, 2021. Tilly's two older brothers, Finn and Wally, are thrilled to have a baby sister! The family lives in Lexington and Barb has been coaching the Lexington Catholic ultimate frisbee team for 10 years. Pat works at UK in the Markey Cancer Center in data management research.
Frankie Taylor ’11 and Josh Settle are engaged! They met in Nashville, Tennessee through a mutual friend and Lexington Catholic Alumni. They will be getting married on October 9, 2021 in Lexington at St. Peter.
An Evening with Brian Young '88 Virtual Wine Tasting Event

Thank you Brian Young ’88 for doing such a fantastic job leading the wine tasting event. Your knowledge and expertise were very much appreciated! The wines were such a treat and very much enjoyed!

We had such a fun evening gathering safely through zoom with much conversation going on in the chat room! It was such an enjoyable gathering with alums, faculty/staff, parents, past parents all gathering having a great time together!
Our Trivia Contest winners were:
1.      Kerry Nemecek – 2 1922 Bourbon Glasses
2.      Lea Anne Box – LCHS Blue Tumbler
3.      Paul and Mary Leppo – 2 1922 Bourbon Glasses
4.      Ryanne Pults – 2 LCHS Wine Glasses
5.      Yvette Culp – 2 1922 Bourbon Glasses
6.      Stephen Scott – 2 1922 Bourbon Glasses
7.      Stephanie Nallia – 2 1922 Bourbon Glasses
8.      Marty Brown – LCHS White Tumbler
9.      Patrick Rupinen – 2 1922 Bourbon Glasses

Suzanne Truitt won the drawing for the 10-person wine tasting event donated by Brian Young ‘88!

To purchase the 1922 House Vineyards and Winery wine:
The winery is open on Saturdays Noon – 6 PM
Liquor Mart – on Nicholasville Road, across from Toyota on Nicholasville
Happy Hour Liquor – Near Copper River restaurant.
They have a barrel pick coming in March – a bourbon barrel-aged Chambourcin and it is outstanding!
If you would like to get away for just a little bit…try out their Airbnb experience!

The Cottage at 1922 House Vineyards & Winery is a 5-star Airbnb experience. Stay on the grounds of this working 25-acre farm. Beautiful views, sunsets and to top it off – a winery on the premises! Super host – Brian Young- provides a complimentary bottle of award-winning wine with each stay.

Find the Knight
March 15 - 22, 2021
Safe, socially distanced, family fun!
 
The Lexington area is invited to participate! Grab your friends and family to go on a quest through Lexington in search of six very special Lexington Catholic Knights! We will provide the clues to the Knights’ locations on our website and social media. When you have correctly discovered all six of the Knights, complete the online form and you will be entered to win 1 of 3 Easter baskets during a Facebook Live drawing on March 23, at noon.

Lexington Catholic Alumni We have something extra special for you! If you go on the quest to find the Knight, and submit the online form with the correct information, then you will be entered to win 1 of 20 special Easter goodie bags.

Take a picture with one of the Knights and we will include it in our next Alumni Newsletter. Email those photos to Pam Schneider, pschneider@lexingtoncatholic.com.
We would love to see your pictures with the Knights on social media! Feel free to tag us on Facebook and Instagram: #lexcathknights or Lexington Catholic High School.


School News
Graduation is going to the Ballpark!
We are very proud to announce that we have an exciting plan for graduation this year. Our leadership team has been working diligently behind the scenes to secure a place that will allow for everyone to be safe and socially distanced while creating a celebration our seniors deserve. Thanks to our wonderful community partner, the Lexington Legends, Graduation 2021 will be held at Whitaker Bank Ballpark this year on May 22.
Cheer on your alma mater and support your Knights from the comfort of your own home! Click below to see games scheduled for live broadcast through our partners at PrepSpin. Go Knights!
Mid-Knight Stakes 2021 is set for April 10! We are hosting a virtual, live-streamed event. We hope you will join us! Bill Meck is our Master of Ceremonies and he will lead us through an incredible evening lined up for everyone to enjoy. We may not be gathered as we traditionally have, but we can gather safely and have fun while supporting Lexington Catholic!  

We hope you plan to attend. Details coming soon.
Reunions
Now is the time to start working on your class reunion for fall 2021! Please contact Pam Schneider for your class lists so you can begin updating contact information. 
Support Lexington Catholic student activities and athletics by purchasing a Champions Raffle Ticket. The Grand Prize winner will receive $10,000. Chances are only $20 each. Thank you for supporting our Knights!
uKnight Fund

The uKnight Fund is the school’s top fundraising priority. Each year, we invite all members of the Lexington Catholic community to make a tax-deductible gift that supports the current operation of the school during the fiscal year that gift is received.

Gifts immediately support our community by providing substantial funding for Academic Excellence, Faculty Support, and Financial Aid. Gifts from parents, alumni, Board of Trustees, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends help make this possible.

Help Lexington Catholic reach its goal of 100% Alumni participation with your gift to the uKnight Fund today!
Help Us Update Our Records
We are working hard to update our alumni records to keep you informed and let you know about upcoming events and exciting things happening at Lexington Catholic.
Click the button below to update your information.
Help Us Find Your Fellow Alums
If your fellow alums aren’t receiving this newsletter,
have them send in their name, email, and class year to Pam Schneider.
Please send any information, updates, and exciting celebrations to Pam Schneider.

Pam Schneider
Director of Community and Alumni Engagement
859.277.7183 Ext 306