Meet Riley the Rocket Dog at McNick at Night's Blue Jeans Ball

Meet Riley the Rocket Dog, an Australian Shepherd puppy born December 5, 2018! Riley could be the newest addition to your family during the live auction at this year's McNick at Night - Blue Jeans Ball on Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m.
NEW THIS YEAR--Basket Bazaar, DJ, new & different games, and chance to win a pocketful of cash!
Buffet Dinner will start at approximately 7:30 p.m., followed by the Live Auction.  All of the fun will take place at Norlyn Manor in Batavia.
Click here to make your reservation today!

2019 Alumni Awards - Call for Nominations

It is now time to start thinking about deserving alumni for this year's awards. In conjunction with these awards, McNicholas also will host a special event on October 7, 2019, in the CafĂ© and Student Union to present the awards. (Archbishop McNicholas was ordained a Dominican priest on October 10, 1901.) The following day, October 8, the recipients will be introduced to the students at an all-school assembly.
The McNicholas community may nominate candidates for this award . If you nominated someone last year, we still have his or her name on file. All three awards will be selected by a committee of school representatives.  Nominations are due by June 15, and the committee will announce its selections in July. If you would like to nominate someone for this year, please  click here.
The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented annually to one male and one female McNicholas graduate who have honored McNicholas High School with their outstanding professional achievements, volunteer activities, and community-organization advocacy. These alumni have shared their affection for McNicholas and its community and have been shining examples of high moral and ethical standards and values learned at McNicholas High School.
The Full Stature Special Achievement Award  will be presented to an alumni who exemplifies the ideals and mission of McNicholas High School and the Sisters of St. Joseph. It is presented to an individual in recognition of his or her accomplishments which bring honor to self and school and whose service, leadership, and concern for McNicholas support, strengthen, and exemplify the school's mission. This award is bestowed as a lifetime recognition and will not necessarily be presented annually.
The McNicholas Outstanding Service Award  will be presented to a member of the McNicholas community who has made, through years of tireless effort, significant contributions of time, talent, and treasure to the growth of McNicholas High School. 
Last year's winners:
Distinguished Alumni Award
MiMi Chamberlin '79
Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Bradley Mathis '87
Archbishop McNicholas Outstanding Service Award
Jim Hay '77
Full Stature Special Achievement Award
Sr. Jeannie Masterson '61

Events in the news at McNicholas High School
Military Memorial Dedication

Archbishop McNicholas High School would like to thank our Military Memorial Committee for their work on the Military Memorial Dance that took place on Feb. 23.  For ten years, this group of dedicated volunteers have organized this dance, set up, hosted, and cleaned up the next day.  It originated as a way to fund the Military Memorial, the committee continued on so that they could provide scholarships to the school.  In the past ten years, they have raised enough money to build the memorial, maintain the memorial, and provide the school with $80,000 in scholarship money. This was the last time the committee will host the dance, and it was attended by over 320 people. Everyone had a great time.  The committee will still be involved with maintaining the memorial, and planning the activities around Memorial Day, and Veterans Day.  If you are interested in getting involved with any of these activities, please contact Jim Hay.  The members of the committee are: Ken Serger '69, Rick Ahlrich '69, John McHugh '69, John Kindel '69, Jim Hay '77, Denise Kiser Grannen '77, Barb Quehl Boots '78, Gwyn Bush, Gloria Ann Castleman, Sharon & Joe Horn, Anne & Bill Jones.

While the Military Memorial Committee closed this chapter with this last dance, new chapters open! Our next event will be the 10th anniversary of our Memorial Dedication. We are planning a re-dedication ceremony for Friday, April 26, at 10:00 a.m. This will be an outdoor event, open to guests. We are currently lining up featured speakers, and music. Guest parking will be at Guardian Angels and at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, as it will be a school day. Watch for more detailed information in the April newsletter.

Development update

As McNicholas starts the last quarter of the academic year, alumni gifts to the Annual Fund have led the way to the great year. We have our goal of $300,000 in sight, but we still need some help to make sure we get there. We need the alumni to help us once again.
If you have already made a gift to this year's Annual Fund, thank you. Your gift has gone to work right away in helping us in many areas of the school. If you have not had a chance to make a gift to the Annual Fund, please do so. You can specify your gift to make an impact in any of the five following areas:
* Most Critical Need
* Tuition Assistance
* Fine and Performing Arts
* Athletics
* Facilities
You can make a gift to the Annual Fund in multiple ways. Visit, select the "Support McNick" tab and you will see the steps to make a donation. If you would like to make your gift with a check, just make the check payable to McNicholas High School, and specify on the memo line what area you would like to support. Please send you check to the following address:
Archbishop McNicholas High School
Attn: Development Office
6536 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Should you have any questions, please contact me at (513) 231-3500 ext. 5141
Our alumni make all the difference.

Mark Doran
Director of Development

Congratulations to Rocket Wrestlers


Two McNicholas wrestlers qualified to the State Tournament.  They competed on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9 at The Ohio State University.

Freshman Pierce Taylor: 31-4 record,Williamsburg invitational champ, 3rd at coaches classic, 2nd at the Madeira invitational, 2nd at GCL coed, sectional champ, 3rd at districts, first freshman state qualifier in McNick history. 

Junior Ryan Gear: 34-8 record, Williamsburg invitational champ, 5th at coaches classic, Madeira invitational champ, 5th at the Catholic invitational, 2nd at GCL coed, 3rd at sectionals, 4th at districts. 
This is the first time since 1987 that McNicholas has multiple state qualifiers in the same season!  Good Luck to Pierce and Ryan.

Career Day - Alumni stepping up to help

Kerry Trombley '02, Sarah  Liette Losee '01, Patti Benigni Dold '71, Carol Helmick Turchick '87, David Mueller

Archbishop McNicholas High School students participated in the second college and career seminar, "Launch2Leadership" on Saturday, February 9. This seminar was presented by the McNicholas High School Alumni Association, in coordination with the Archbishop McNicholas High School Counseling and College Readiness Department.
The seminar's design team was another alumni collaborative effort, with Patti Benigni Dold, '71, Amy Arbino Wylie, '88, Kerry Trombley, '02, Carol Helmick Turchick '87, Rachael Philpot Rice '08, and Kelley Armstrong Young '82. They worked in coordination with counselor Matt Wehrman.
The "Launch2Leaderhip" seminar objectives included:
* Helping students determine their own style of leading and positively influencing others, and demonstrating the ability to use leadership skills to solve problems.
* Supporting students understanding of their personal strengths and talents, helping them explore how this makes them unique, and helping them to create their "brand."
* Introducing students to interview preparation and strategies as well as interview techniques and practices.
A team of alumni volunteers were also on hand to share in seminar's activities and coordination of the event. We'd like to thank Deacon John Schuler '71, Sarah Liette Losee '01 Sr. Judi Keenan, CSJ '59, Bridget Moran Kahermanes '66, and Michele Byrne Thomas '75. 
"We are fortunate to have so many alumni professionals, willing to take the time to design and present college and career learning sessions, practices and activities, to our students. The seminars are a unique and innovative way to bring our alumni and students together, in such a valuable learning environment," says Dold.
The Alumni Association would like to extend a special thank you to Principal, Dave Mueller, for his participation and continued support of our Alumni Job Connector's vision, and mission, and learning programs.
We'd also like to thank Shawn Young '82, for his leadership, and support and promotion of alumni mentor programs and initiatives.
The Alumni Association will be participating in the McNicholas High School Career Fair, on Friday, April 5  at McNicholas High School. The Counseling Department is looking for professionals in the following fields to help: Health, Psychology, Law/Criminal Justice/Military, Business, Education/Art. Please complete the form below by Wednesday, March 15 if you are able to help. It is a great, and fun way for our alumni to give back!If you'd like to volunteer as a speaker for this event, please go to to sign up.

Rocket Baseball at GABP on April 26

Rocket Baseball Seniors

McNicholas will take on Newport Central Catholic at Great American Ballpark on April 26 at 5 p.m. A ticket purchased for the Rocket ballgame is also good for a ticket to the June 18 game between the Reds and the Astros.
Time to start planning reunions for 2019!

New year, new reunions.  If your graduation year ends in a 4 or 9, you are up for a reunion in 2019.  I have sent an email to the planning committees last week. Some reunions are already starting to take shape. The Class of '69 has selected September 27 and 28 to celebrate its 50th reunion. As we move closer to summer, please check our website to see as new reunion dates are announced. 

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

Jenna Rahrig Beyersdoerfer '99 married Chuck Beyersdoerfer December 9, 2017.

Michelle Brown Huhn '99 married her husband, Joe, in August 2010. They have four children. Michayla is 16, Haley is 14, Ellie is 13 and JD is 5. They now reside in Jackson Township.

Kara Apel '07  won her second Emmy Award for news coverage. Kara works for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tenn. 

Savatore Marino '16 will be dedicating two weeks of his time this May in a  cycling event called Gear Up Florida. He will spread a message of empathy and acceptance across the Sunshine State from Miami to Tallahassee, as he meets and volunteers with organizations that support people with disabilities along the 800-mile bike trip. Below is his fundraising page is anyone wants to support this cause. If you have any question please contact him at
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. 


Sr Kathryn Frances Lednik, CSJ '54

Mary Kunkel Bush '65; Sister of Christina Kunkel Slomer.

Judith Ann Leen Campbell '68; Sister of Jacqueline (attended), Robert (attended).

Distinguished Family and Friends

Patricia Stanton Charles; Mother of Martin '76, Sarah Charles Frank Fogarty '78, Moira Charles Morgan '80, Katy Charles Hudak '82, and Caroline Charles Joseph '88.

Aldo Santoro; Father of Angela Santoro Connors '81, Laura Santoro Woltermann '85, Louis '87, and Father-in-law of Bill Woltermann '85.

Robert L. Wing; Father of Robb '79, Becky Wing Ketteman '81, Matt '82, Julia Wing Woods '85, and Carrie Wing Hyott '94. 
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