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Friday Morning Mass in the Chapel

Friday Morning Mass is held at 7 a.m. each week when school is in session in our school's chapel, located in the Convent. We hope that you will be able to join us next school year.

Connecting the Dots
with Shawn Young
Left to right - Tom Mathews, Bob Mitchell, Mike Machenheimer, Ernie Seta, Jim Schmidt, and Rudy Frey.
In this edition of Connecting the Dots, we go back to the Class of '81.  While looking at Facebook last month, I noticed a picture of several guys from the Class of '81, saluting their annual get together. I decided to give them a call and see if they would be willing to share their story with Rocket alumni. They agreed, so here we go.  These guys have been running together for a very long time, many of them in fact before they got to McNicholas. They had such a great time at McNick that they wanted to do something to stay connected after graduation.  They decided to set up a fantasy football league, years before that was the thing to do.  It started with eight members of the class: Mike Machenheimer, Ernie Seta, Jim Schmidt, Rudy Frey, Ed Dadosky, Tom Mathews, Bob Mitchell, and Tom Quehl. Each person would pick a team, and then they would keep going around until all teams were selected. It was then decided that the lowest four in the competition would have to take the winning four out to dinner at Montgomery Inn.  Whoever was the overall winner of the event would serve as the commissioner for the next year.  They have not missed a year since 1981.  This event is so strong that when Bob Mitchell was transferred to Nashville many years ago, the group traveled to see him, and conducted the event on the road. Over time, some of the guys have dropped out of the football part, but they still join with the group for the draft and the dinner. To continue reading please click here.

Welcome to our newest alumni - - the Class of 2016.
The Class of 2016 celebrated graduation on Sunday, May 22 at Music Hall. The 158 members of the class celebrated with the traditional cap toss at the end of the ceremonies.

During the celebration, McNicholas honored its outstanding graduates with the following senior awards:

Archbishop McNicholas Memorial Award
The highest award given at McNicholas High School to the outstanding young man and young woman who best exemplifies the type of high school graduate McNicholas strives to develop. The qualifications include academic achievement, continuous service, and character in terms of Christian ideals. This year's recipients were  Emma Kapp  and  Matthew Cornell  (pictured above).

Christian Leadership Award
Given annually to one young man and one young woman who have continuously promoted Christian ideals by example and have tried to involve others in those ideals. This year's recipients were  Sierra Meyer and  Mitchell Hartwell.

Rasper Service Award
Given annually to a senior who has given outstanding service to the McNicholas community.This year's recipient was 
Nicholas Robben.

Principal's Trophy
Given annually to one young man and one young woman who have displayed outstanding sportsmanship, loyalty, and courage throughout their athletic experiences at McNicholas.This year's recipients were  Shelby Miller  and  Nicholas Staderman .

Outstanding Service Awards
Given annually to ten seniors for their many contributions to the McNicholas community over the last four years. The year's recipients were 
Jacob Cheek, Claire Daly, Maia Forman, Brian Gauch, Emma Heise, Margaret Schulhoff, Emma Smith, Brittany Taylor (salutatorian), William Vogelgesang, and
 Christopher Wells. 

2nd Annual Bash for Brad Giesting '04
A "Bash for Brad's B-day" is planned for Saturday, July 23, at McNicholas.  This is the second annual birthday bash for Brad! Brad, Class of '04, and a US Army veteran of the Iraq War returned home after his service to Cincinnati, where he and his wife Annie '05 are raising their 2 children.  Several years ago, Brad was diagnosed with cancer and has been fighting it.  Most recently, he was in an experimental drug program at The Ohio State University.  While Brad was seeing positive results, the drug company decided to terminate the trial.  After a social media campaign went viral, Brad now has access to the drug, and OSU is administering it! 

This event is a fund raiser to help offset the mounting medical expenses.  Beer and wine will be for sale.  There will be large raffle items, a raffle of various baskets, as well as several events and other games with great prizes. Music will be provided by Cereal Killers. The event runs from 8:00 pm to midnight in the Main Gym.

Click here to download the flyer.

Questions, or to donate to the raffle or help out, e-mail Angela at angela.kramer11@gmail.com, or Jim at jhay279786@aol.com.

Spring sports wrap up
The Spring sports made some deep runs this season. Congratulations to all Rocket athletes.
Men's Volleyball  had a 14-10 record and was 2-1 in the post season. They were GCL South Coed Champions, and District as well as Regional Champions. Grant Painter was selected first team all-state, Matt Barbara was honorable mention.

Baseball  was 18-5 in regular season, and 3-1 in the post season. They were GCL Coed Central Champions, and the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association ranked them #4 in Division II. USA Today ranked them #14 in Ohio. They were also Section and District Champions. The Coaches Association selected Will Vogelgesang Player of the year, and he is first team all-state. John Christmann is the Coach of the year. 

Men's Lacrosse--This season marked the second for the men's lacrosse program at McNick.  Senior Duncan Weir was named 1st Team All-Ohio and was the program's first athlete to sign to play the sport in college (University of Indianapolis).

Track and Field- Morgan Vogler was the Regional Champion in the 100 meter High Hurdles, and a State Qualifier.  Matthew Cornell was a Regional Qualifier in the 800. Thomas Moore was first at district in the Pole Vault.

Class reunions this year
1962 Class Reunion Sept 2012 Plans for many of the classes are starting to come together. If your class is celebrating this year,  c lick here  for more details and to see who is your contact person. All reunions are now in the planning process. Save the Date cards and some invitations have gone out already.  
If you are from a class that ends in a 2 or a 7, then your reunions will be coming up next year.  I will start reaching out to those classes around the first of October 2016, to get started with your planning.

Alumni football golf outing
The football program will be hosting the Alumni and Friends Golf Outing at Stonelick Hills Golf Course this year, on Saturday, July 30. Please join with players from the past to have a little fun, tell a couple of stories, and hit a lot of golf balls! The cost is $100 for a day of golf and fellowship, but if you are able to join us for dinner only, that cost is $25. For more information about this event, or to sign up  please click  on this link or you email  Steve Rice  or call him at 513-910-2750.

Alumni soccer event
The alumni soccer game will take place at Penn Station Field on Saturday, July 16.  Please arrive by 11:30 am to start picking up teams for this year's titanic struggle!  A hot dog cookout will follow the event on the Paradise Plaza.  Please click here to sign up for the event.
Sponsorships available for men's soccer tournament hosted at McNick July 22-24.
This summer McNicholas High School men's soccer program will be hosting the third annual McNicholas Invitational at  Archbishop McNicholas High School's Penn Stadium.    Scheduled July 22-24, the McNicholas Invitational is the only varsity pre-season all-turf high school men's soccer tournament held in Cincinnati. Tournament proceeds go to assist our soccer program with season expenses, such as team uniforms, select travel game buses and equipment.
Sponsorship opportunities have been created for east-side, soccer-loving businesses to consider for this year, or future years.  We have attached an outline of our 2016 program. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are confident that your contribution will yield significant benefits, not only for your business but also to the hundreds of young men that will participate in the McNicholas soccer program.
For questions or more information, please contact the following soccer parents:
Brian McHale  email:  bmchale@sunriseadvertising.com
Phone:  513-703-4157
Linda Round  email:   lindaround@fuse.net  
Phone:  513-237-4043
Kim Elmer  email:  kimberlyelmer@yahoo.com
Steve Fortin  email: steve.fortin@lfg.com

Calling all McNicholas Rocket Band alumni!
The current McNick Rocket Band would like to invite ALL Rocket Band/Color Guard alumni to join them in the stands at a football game in the fall.  If you were part of the 
concert, jazz, pep, or marching band/color guard  for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 years, please join us!  We want as many band/color guard alumni to gather as possible.  Alumni will join the current band to play the National Anthem, McNicholas fight song, and some pep tunes.  If you still play your instrument, great!  But even if you no longer play or even have your instrument, we still want you to join us!

Details will come for those who are interested.  Please email Robin Harrington at  rahmystuff@gmail.com  with your name, year you graduated, if you were in band or color guard, and what instrument you played.

  Alumni Updates
Any news?
Do you have news to share? Let us know what you've been doing since graduation! Update your information by completing our  alumni update form  on the McNicholas webpage or call the Alumni Office at 513.231.3500. ext. 5850.

Scott Ryan '91 has been married to his wife Jennifer (Haggerty) since 1998. They reside in Mt. Orab, OH with their three children Scotty Jr., Cody & Cora. In his spare time, Scott enjoys playing his  guitar and singing at bars and restaurants around town. He has also been a DJ for nearly 20 years. He always loves running into fellow Rocket alumni and catching up.

Matt Buchheit '08 is happy to announce that he and his wife are expecting their first child in August! It's a boy.

 In Memoriam
This list is generated from local obituaries and information received from the family and friends of our alumni and current students. Please contact the alumni office if there is incorrect or missing information. 


Virginia Brinck Schmidt '54 ; Mother of Bill '77, Peggy Schmidt Sulken,'79, Ron '80, Jim '81, Sister of the Late Gail Brinck Gott '53, Judy Brinck Palian '57, Adele Brinck Robeson '63, and Chris Brinck Brafford '67. Grandmother of Brian Schmidt '98, Luke Sulken '15,   Kevin Schmidt '14,  Jill Schmidt '11,  Andrew Schmidt '17, and Ben Schmidt '13.

Rick Privette '78

Distinguished Family and Friends

Martha Colegrove; Mother of Sharyn Colegrove Brunetti '82, John '88, Grandmother of Tony Brunetti '01.

Leland Davis; Father of Melissa Davis Pobanz '73, Shelley Davis Albiez '84, Christian '78, and Timothy '85.

Clara A. Faske; Mother of Cheryl Faske Kestel '61, and the late Stephen '68.

Jon Gelvin; Husband of Jean Zumwalde Gelvin.

Jean E. McGuinness; Mother of the late Patty McGuinness Dupps '76, Eileen McGuinness Sukys '77, Lynn Austin '68, Debby Austin Zitt '68.

Jean Rosenfeldt; Mother of Patty Rosenfeldt Sternberg '69, the late John '71, Jim '72, the late Joe '74, Jeff (attended), Jerry '78, Jay '82, and the late Judy (attended).

Ralph Zumwalde; father of Jean Zumwalde Gelvin.

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