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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
from left to right- Marti Sommer Crawford, Ginny Gaetz Murphy, Beverly Taylor Ueble,Janet Cappel Parrot, Marlene McDole Schmidt, Bonnie Jones Biller, Eileen Murray, Gayle David Wells, Patti Donoghue Scott, Susan Mullen Kies, and Mary Ann Kolar Feige

In this edition of Connecting the Dots, we get to meet the girls of 1961. When the opportunity to meet with fellow graduates arises, I am always interested to know if they still get together outside of reunions and what holds them all together.  About a month ago, the Class of '61 gathered in the library for a reunion planning meeting. We were all telling stories from "back in the day", I mentioned how the guys I ran with, are still getting together 30 years later. Their story was a little different, but they did decide to share. Of course they all had different groups of friends in high school- you ran with the people you went to grade school with. I am sure many of us can relate to that.  But at the 50th class reunion, the girls of '61 decided it was time to get together more often, proving it is never too late to get reacquainted.  They decided that they would meet the second Wednesday of the month, and travel around to different locations. To continue reading click here.

Alumni Co-Ed Sand Volleyball is now Forming a league
The McNicholas Alumni Association is proud to announce the establishment of  a  Co-Ed Alumni sand volleyball league.  The league will be on Thursday nights at Setters, located next to Cherry Grove Lanes (Home of the Alumni Bowling league).  The cost of the league is $68/person and will include an 8 week season followed by a tournament.  We will be establishing a 6's C- League.  You must have a minimum of 4 people on your roster.  Your team must be composed of at least 50% girls and alumni.  At this point we have room for 8 teams, so you will need to act quickly to reserve your spot. We do have a possibility of establishing 2 leagues if we have enough interest.  If you are interested in securing a spot, please contact   Ashley Clark Brothers  '01.  League play starts June 30, all teams must be formed by June 10.
Annual Fund Update
The Alumni of McNicholas High School have been a major factor in making the 2015-16 school year such a great success. You have returned to the McNicholas Campus in record numbers, for reunions, sporting events, and many other events. Your financial support through your gifts to the Annual Fund, Alumni Scholarship, and McNick at Night have been outstanding. You truly are continuing to help enhance the tremendous spirit that exists at McNicholas today. All of us at McNicholas want to thank you for your great gifts.
Just like Joe Nuxall , the Cincinnati Reds legend, would say at the end of his broadcasts, "we are rounding third and heading for home." As we "head for home" with this school year, we still have a little bit of work to finish to reach our Annual Fund goal of $155,000. If you have not had a chance to participate in this year's Annual Fund and would like to help, you can do it in one of two ways. First, you can simply click here, or you can send a donation to us at school. Just make your check payable to McNicholas High School and send it the following address

McNicholas High School
6536 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

Thank you again for all you have done for McNicholas High School. Be assured we are working very hard already to make the 2016-17 school year even more exciting for all of us.

Event Planned For Alumni 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 OSU.  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.


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

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. We are still looking for someone or a group of people to start the ball rolling for the class 1991
Please try to make contact with members of your class so that you can get ready for your special reunion celebration. If you would like to help your class get it's reunion started, feel free to give me a call.  We would love to help your class hold a great reunion. 

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.

Sarah Huber '00 CFO for FC Cincinnati
There's a sense of ceremony that accompanies the start of every game in the USL. From the gathering crowds in local bars and restaurants, to the tailgate parties and supporter's march to the match, to the player's arrival and preparation that leads up to kickoff, everyone - from fan to coach to player alike - has their own traditions or rituals.
For FC Cincinnati Chief Financial Officer Sarah Huber '00, there's one particular part of the buildup to a game that stands out.
"I think my favorite part of the ceremonial piece is when the players walk out onto the field," Huber said recently. "It's so fun to see the stands react. Our supporters groups, they sit in a section called 'The Bailey', and they go nuts. It's setting a really cool tone, and I think it's really fun for the players to feel the support from the fans and the city."
To read more click here.

Alumni Soccer Event
The alumni soccer game will take place at Penn Station Field on Saturday, July 11.  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

100th Win for Coach Terry Doyle '68
The Lady Rockets beat Chaminade Julienne 9-3 Tuesday, May 3 at home to give Coach Terry Doyle to his 100th win as head coach of McNick's  Lady Rocket Fast Pitch Softball team.  Doyle has been involved with coaching the girls softball team since 1994.

Top 10 Students in Class of 2016
On Fri., Apr. 29, McNicholas High School celebrated its annual Academic Signing with the top students in the Class of 2016 signing commitments to the colleges of their choice. Congratulations to Will Kamphaus, this year's valedictorian, and Brittany Taylor, salutatorian, for their outstanding academic accomplishments. Kamphaus will study engineering at the University of Cincinnati, and Taylor will study biology/pre-med at Loyola University Chicago.   

Rounding out the top of the cla
ss are:
Zachary Arnold--University of Cincinnati
Matthew Cornell--University of Dayton
Jackson Durm--University of Colorado-Boulder
Brynna Maxey--The Ohio State University
Adam Neltner--University of Cincinnati
Nicholas Robben--University of Cincinnati
Maggie Schulhoff--Hope College

Nick Erdy Memorial Golf Outing
Nick Erdy The 11th annual golf outing will take place on Saturday, June 18 at Deer Track Golf Course. If you and your friends/family are golfers, this would be a fantastic outing to support. The Erdy family continues their generosity by providing scholarships to a graduating senior and an underclassmen. 
Registration starts at 11:30 am with a shotgun start at 1 pm. Cost of ticket includes greens fees, driving range, golf cart, door prizes, drink ticket and dinner. 

Awards and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt.
  • $80/person due by June 11
  • $12/person dinner only
  • $100 for 1 hole sponsor
Click here for registration. 
Memorial Day
The Military Memorial Committee will hold its annual memorial service at McNicholas High School on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.  The Color Guard from the American Legion Post 484 will arrive at McNick between 9:00-9:30 am for a short ceremony that includes a prayer, gun salute and the playing of Taps. We ask that everyone arrive no later than 9 a.m.  This event is open to the general public, and the committee provides coffee, juice, donuts, etc. We hope that you will consider spending that morning with us to honor those who have served our country. 

Updating our list of the Deceased
Once again, we are trying to honor all of our alumni who are now wearing green in heaven, by updating our records! We will make this appeal two times a year, Memorial Day, and All Saints Day. To date, we have nearly 700 graduates that we know of who are no longer with us, but they are not forgotten.  We have built this website to honor their memory. Their names will also be inscribed  in our Book of the Dead, which will be located in our chapel, so that we can offer up prayers during our Friday morning Masses.  We have collected the dates of passing for over 90% of our graduates, but we do not have dates for everyone that has passed. If you know the date of a deceased alumni, please let us know so that we can update our records. Please click on this link to check our current records.  If you can make an update please contact 
or call at 513-231-3500 ext. 5850.
  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.

Rose Bohlman '66 has  finished work for her Montessori Teaching Certificate from MEI (Montessori Educators International) in 2015, and has begun this school year with a new responsibility: co-ordinating the after-school program, which includes children ranging from toddlers to middle schoolers-- quite a range! The school is celebrating its tenth year, and is planning a major expansion of the building to accommodate current and future growth.

Timothy Lach '06 graduated with his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in January 2016 and started working at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in February 2016.

Austin Ernst '13 was one of six Ohio Dominican student-athletes were selected to serve on ODU's President's Society, an organization that represents the university at major campus functions and in the community.  Students selected must demonstrate a commitment to Ohio Dominican University through sustained leadership in co-curricular involvement, service and engagement in community events.
 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. 


Mary Jo Hay Conners-Nash '54; Mother of Sharon Nash '74, Susan Nash '76, and David Nash '82.  Brother of Tom Hay '60.

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, and  Andrew Schmidt '17.

JoAnn Hand Devine '62; Mother of the late Lisa '84, Tim (attended), Sister of Donna Hand Price '66, and Grandmother of Nick '10.

Mark J. Kepf '80

Distinguished Family and Friends

Ruth Blinzler Mother of Kathy Blinzler Hosking '72, Jane Blinzler Platt '83, and Patricia Blinzler Wolf '86.

Norbert J. Fenker; Husband of Patti McCabe Fenker '64, and Father of Maggie '98. 

Marjorie E. Lamping; Mother of Andrea Lamping Anno '86, Tanya Lamping Jones '87, Steve '89, and Jolie Lamping Roth '91. 

Winifred E. Riley; John Jr. '67, the late Patricia '69, Rick '71, Kari (attended), and the late Jeff '77.  

Claire A. SparkeMother of Jim '82, Katherine '82, and Diane '85. 

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