AA Alumni Association
Forever True
Newsletter September, 2019

A Message from the Principal

This is an excerpt from Principal Crawford's letter to parents.

It's hard to believe that we stand on the threshold of the 2019-2020 school year! Exactly 80 years ago, in the fall of 1939, North Side Boys' Catholic High School opened its doors for the first time. 

Fortes in Fide - Strong in Faith - was the school motto and became the foundation on which decades of success would be built.

The long-standing tradition of excellence that began in the fall of 1939 continues today. As we open the school year, North Catholic High School can boast nearly 600 students as the largest co-ed
Catholic high school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. With five consecutive years of enrollment growth, we are poised and excited to continue the tradition of excellence that has been handed down since 1939.

In addition to five consecutive years of enrollment growth, we can also boast five consecutive years of increased academic performance. With the release of our College Board AP Exam scores this summer, once again our students outperformed the state, global, and previous North Catholic scores. In 2014, North Catholic had a struggling AP exam passing rate of 16.7%. Compare that to this past year's passing rate of 79.2%, which is over 10% higher than the state average and almost 20% higher than the global average.

A "passing" score is considered a 3 or higher. This year 49% of the NC students who passed their AP exam did so with a score of 4 or higher. 32 of our students earned perfect 5's. Compare that to 2015 when only 1 student earned a 5 and before that the College Board records don't go back far enough to record a time when a North Catholic student earned a 5 on an AP exam.

These statistics are a testament to the hard work of our students, the dedication and professionalism of our faculty, and your role as parents, encouraging your sons and daughters to take responsibility for their education and rise to the challenge each and every day.

On behalf of the North Catholic administration, I extend my congratulations and gratitude to all members of the NC family for the amazing success that we have achieved over the past five years!

Fortes in Fide,
Luke W. Crawford
Principal
North Catholic High School
DATES TO REMEMBER

Teutonia Mannerchor Club Alumni Luncheon

The next monthly alumni luncheon will be held on September 24, 2019 at the Teutonia Mannerchor Club located at 857 Phineas Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15212.  Doors open at 11:00 AM and lunch is served at 11:45.  Seating is limited, if you have any questions, please contact Jim Eberz (NC '64) at 412-321-4145 or Carmen DiGiacomo (NC '59) at 412-563-1859.  BE SURE TO NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE DOORS OPENING. The cost of the luncheon is $12.65 which includes buffet lunch, soft drinks, coffee, and dessert.

The August luncheon was well attended as people have returned from vacations. George Bezilla ('66) and his wife,  Allyson Aloha came all the way from the big island of Hawaii to enjoy the company of fellow alums.




FRIDAY, October 4, 2019 NC Homecoming Tailgate
Come cheer on the Trojan Football Team as they take on Elizabeth Forward at 7pm.  Game is at Mars Athletic Field (next to Mars High School).  Join us for a tailgate party as we celebrate North Catholic's 80th Anniversary under the huge tent.  Join us as we fire up the grill, play some games and music and get ready to cheer on the Trojans!
Tailgate starts at 5:30PM. Tents will be positioned at the entrance of the field. All are welcome!



CALLING ALL ALUMNI WHO HAVE SERVED OR ARE CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE MILITARY.  Please join us for the Annual Homecoming and Alumni Military Recognition Night.  The pre-game ceremony will take place just before kick-off on Friday, Oct. 4 at Mars Athletic Field. The ceremony will feature the National Anthem performed by the North Catholic High School Marching Band and the reading of participants names and military affiliations.  If you can join us, please send your name, NC graduation year and military branch to Amber Morrison by clicking here .  


SATURDAY, October 19, 2019 Trojan Triumph Auction & Gala 
Celebrating 80 years of excellence!  Join us for a night of fun, food, festivities and celebrations!  Live and silent auctions, all you can eat food stations, two drink tickets to fully-stocked bar with every ticket purchase.  Dress-up in your favorite decade and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate.  Purchase tickets early and save! 
 Before October 1: $100/person or $700 for reserved table of 8.  (After October 1: $150/per person). Stay tuned for more details!





CALLING ALL ALUMNI!

What's your favorite memory?  Drop us a line and we will can include your memory in our Memory Wall to be displayed at the Trojan Triumph Auction and Gala as we celebrate North Catholic's 80th anniversary.  Please keep your memories to 3 sentences or less and include your name and graduation year.  
 Email your memories to auction@northcatholic.org 



Do you have an item you'd like to donate to the Trojan Triumph Auction?
A week at a vacation home? 
A business you'd like to advertise in the event program or serve as a sponsor?
The Trojan Triumph Auction committee could use your help!
Any and all gifts are welcome!
Proceeds benefit the tuition assistance program at North Catholic.

Please contact the auction committee at auction@northcatholic.org for more information or call 412-321-4823.



STEELER SEASON TICKETS ONLINE AUCTION

CONGRATULATIONS TO THOMAS HILL of PITTSBURGH 
 who won the Steeler Season Tickets Raffles drawn on August 7.  Mr. Hill won two tickets to every home game this season! Thank you to all who participated!

Didn't win the raffle but still want a shot at tickets? 
There's one week left to bid on a pair of tickets to every home game in the 
 NORTH CATHOLIC STEELER SEASON TICKET AUCTION 
 going on now until September 9.
 Click below to be directed to the online auction site!
 
Hall of Fame 

Congratulations to the Hall of Fame Class of 2019:

Father Robert Yoest - class of 1952
Dr. Glen Buterbaugh - class of 1972
Dr. Cynthia Kennelly - class of 1974
Mark W. Melcher - class of 1989

Pictures from the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be included in next month's Alumni Newsletter.

Nominations now being accepted for the 2020 Hall of Fame

Do you know a classmate who has done some charitable work that deserves recognition? Someone who is worthy of accolades for their work in the community? Someone who has done a lot for North Catholic? 

The Hall of Fame is always seeking nominations for induction. We know that there are distinguished graduates, who deserve a place in the school's hall of fame, but we need your help.  If you know of someone from your class or anyone who should be recognized for their accomplishments, please nominate them. Remember this not just a sports hall of fame. You can go to the school website for complete details. If you have questions, contact us  here and we will pass your message to the Hall of Fame Committee.  Please note that nominations are only good for three years, but they can be renewed. Nominate someone today. The committee will be meeting in January to begin the review process for this year's class.  Note: nominations that come in after May 15th will be consider for the 2021 induction class.
 
Alumni Spotlight

  Alumni Story Time

The loss of legendary teacher Mr Ray DiLallo has elicited much sympathy and rememberance. His passing also brought many stories of memorable moments in his history classes. 



Here are some of your stories about Mr DiLallo. 

"I've shared these remembrances about Ray with many of my classmates...I might as well share them with others.....The first time I saw Ray was at my first Football Rally at NC about 1949.  He was on the stage with his classmates receiving tremendous support from the students in the auditorium..I saw and heard about Ray and the team a year earlier.....My ambition was to play for NC until I saw this group...They all had 5 o'clock shadows and were not only athletes but very tough looking men....It was that observation that forced me to question my ambitions.
I had limited contact with Ray for a few years.....It was while I was attending The University of Dayton that I met up with him again...We happened to be in the same dorm and became friends. Ray and his roommate invited me down to their room once a week...We had delicious Pizza Parties and the jokes and laughter had me rolling....His generosity and humor left a positive impression on me.  I think he stayed at Dayton for a year to play football and baseball.. He transferred to Duquesne where he was an outstanding baseball player....Later I would talk to him ,occasionally, on the playgrounds where he coached one of my daughters and also when he was the football mentor at NC....My best remembrance. of course, was his sense of humor and his intense interest in others....Thanks Ray!!"
Larry Deer '53
 


"We were one of the first classes that had Mr. DiLallo as our teacher.  He was always high spirited and excited about the courses he taught.  As one of the few lay people teaching us, he was seen by many as a role model for us as we were about to enter the secular world of making our livelihood.  I saw him several times after graduation, and on those occasions he was genuine, kind, helpful and encouraging.  He was a good man."  
Mick McLaughlin  '62

"My son was about 5 and we signed him up for a baseball clinic at the YMCA in Bellevue. Did not know who the teacher would be, and were surprised to see Ray come in the door.  He was so caring and patient with all the boys.  Started at the basics and coached them every step of the way.  When we asked Ray why he started coaching the young kids he replied that they all really wanted to learn and appreciated everything done for them.
My son still remembers those classes, and so do his mother and I.  A fantastic coach and teacher. " 
Chad Rittle '66

"It was 1962. We were three months removed from women in black and white. We stood in the hall unknowing what to do next. A presence came down that hall, stopped, picked the appropriately sized classmate and put him into a locker. You will remember that the metal lockers were similar to cannons. We got the message. The classmate was let down, the presence left all in a matter of seconds. That has remained with me to this day."

Bob Gierl, NC'66


"During "The Missiles of October" Cuban Missile Crisis in October '62, Mr. D set aside our  Men and Nationsbooks and provided us with a daily dose of current events.   As young freshmen, we were simultaneously mesmerized, enthralled, and frightened by Mr D's highly informative treatment of the events emanating from D.C., Moscow, and Havana.  To paraphrase Walter Cronkite, '... and that's the way it 'was' ."
Jim Beran '66

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Alumni News

Transcript Information

Alums who need a copy of their high school  transcript for a new employer should note that the process has changed, so please note:

NCHS Alumni (1939-2013): Please contact the Diocesan Archives  
at (412) 456-3158 for a copy of your transcript or for a new 
employer education verification.

NCHS Alumni (2014 - present): Please go to northcatholic.org, under the Alumni Tab, click on Transcript Request (located in the red box) and download the online request form.


Memories  Available


The alumni office has some past editions of the yearbooks. If you can't find yours from senior year, we may be able to help. Not all years are available and supply is limited. Contact us  here for information and availability. 

Facebook

You can stay on top of what's going on at your alma mater by following Facebook -  www.facebook.com/NCForeverTrue.
 
Anniversary

Congratulations to Henry Liberatore ('69) and his wife Nora who will celebrate their 50th anniversary of September 20th.

        













Congratulations to Mike Bronowicz ('65) and his wife Marcie on celebrating their 50th anniversary.



Engagements

Congratulations  to Ally Herbert on her engagement to T.J.  Gatlin

Weddings

Congratulations to Brendan Delaney ('96) and Veronica Ramallo on their recent marriage.

Births

Congratulations  to Tara Pagone Boyers ('02) and her husband on the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh Rose.


Rest in Peace

Bernard F. Meisel  Class of 1956

Thomas W. Costa  Class of 195 6

Richard Herzog Class of 1963

William Fichter, class of 1943

Richard D. Swetonic  Class of 1957, & A Tribute from His Children

Patricia Ann Certo  obituary listed here. Mother of Louis ('72), Mary Sue (current member of the NC Board of Directors), John ('77), Mary Jo ('80), Thomas ('82), Mary Kathleen ('83), Mary Chris ('85), Mary Ellen ('87) , Mary Amy ('88), Mary Megan ('90), Mary Lori ('91). She was grandmother of Dennis Blackwell ('14), Sam Newcamp ('14), Olivia Newcamp ('15), Tristen Newcamp ('16), Riley Blackwell ('17), and MacKenzie Blackwell ('22).

 
Class Notes
  

The display case just inside the entrance to the school houses North Catholic memorabilia, as well as some of the apparel available in the school's Spirit Shop. 
You can check out the NC gear by clicking  here.



 This was the first picture of the students who entered the 'Halls of Troy'. There were 195 students and 15 faculty and staff at its beginning. Brothers Richard Dineen and Leonard Kuntz are pictured in the back row  right. 

Class of 1947

Father Gerald Lutz is seen here after celebrating Mass on his 90th birthday. He is retired but still very active. Fr Lutz resides at All Saints.

Class of 1954

Andy Cassells and his wife Dian stopped in Pittsburgh to visit the school and to catch a Pirate game against the Nationals. As Andy stated, "Unfortunately for us, the Pirates won!"

Dr Joel Bower had the honor of hooding his granddaughter Jessica during her graduation ceremony from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in May. 













Class of 1959

Here some photos from 
their  60th reunion. 

Tim Rooney and Jerry Hite

Joe Marcoly, Tom Cook, and Bernie Brunner 

Fr. Gabe Smith and Gino Mahofski 

Dick McGeown and Paul Shannon

Class of 1965

John Ferra and Keith Bernard renew friendships at the August alumni luncheon. 


Dan Wolovich and his granddaughter feel the power of the Terrible Towel at a Steeler game.

Class of 1970

Rich Tillilie and John Lenzer attended the alumni luncheon for the first time.

Class of 1972

 Dan Klimko laughs it up with his son Ben ('14).

Class of 1977

Dan Mieczkowski and his wife are dressed for an evening out.

Class of 1981

T im Warnaby and Mike Sukitch share a memory.

Dan Wolovich ('65) was on vacation at the Outer Banks when he ran into Rich Schmitt owner of Off the Wall Tap House in Corolla, NC.  Mike holds up the red North Catholic shirt Dan gave him to remember his days at North.

Sharon Langer Lewis and Joe Deley attend a mini reunion at Mike's Beer Bar.

MaryEllen McGlothlin Esquino, Dave Gramc, Dede Reukauf Yoest, and Tim Burnham share NC memories at their mini reunion.

Class of 1982

Ken DelPalazzo, Tim Scherling, and Ken Sabolovic (class of 1983) enjoyed a night out at Hal's Bar & Grill.

Seven members of the class of 1982 met in Chicago for a Pirates-Cubs game: (l-r) Dave Eichelaub, Tom Otterbein, Dave Corbett, Jim Parey, Mike  Gartner, Jamie Fisher, and Tom McConnell.

Class of 1987

Megan Parks and her canine  friend are ready for a day on the water.

Class of 1992

Dave Lobosco and his wife Sharon Sebek-Lobosco (class of 1996) celebrate 15 years of marriage.

Jody Fulton Alexander and her husband pose with son Tyler (class of 2020) as he gets his senior football jersey.

Class of 1993

Sandy Kozlowski enjoys her beach vacation.

Class of 1994

Jacque Morrow toasts the summer.

Class of 1995

Robb Duty and his son enjoy the last days before the start of school.

Class of 1996

Lori  Munsch  Klein and family celebrate her daughter's Baptism with Godparents, Lisa Munsch Parey ('84) and Bob Parey ('83).

Class of 1997

Bobby Matuszewski brings his mom to see Frankie Valli at Rivers Casino.

Class of 1998

Elizabeth Murphy Hughes takes a selfie with fellow doctors.


Class of 2000  
  
Kathy Lamb celebrates her daughter's 13th birthday.


Class of 2001

Joey Spehar happily heads off to work.

Celebrating at a baby shower for Christine are (l-r): Lauren Breskovich Lagana, Christine Schwab Hines-McGee, Megan McCormick Burns, and Lacey Hudanich.

Class of 2003

Beth Rittle and sister Ali Rittle Leonberg ('05) introduce Ali's son to Pirate baseball.

Bea  Tipler Riesterer is contemplating her work day.


Class of 2004

Ashley Mazur B inford hosted a gathering of friends from the class which turned into a mini 15 year reunion. The women are Jackie Sklarsky Williams, Karie Jessop Shoup, Jessica Weber Minella, Ashley Mazur Binford, and Michelle Capizzi.

The men are Bob Dailey, Mike Morgan, Dan Karner, Bill Russell, and Scott Hopkinson.

Class of 2006

Mandy Coniglio and her mom enjoy their time together.

Melanie Malloy Boyer poses for a picture with her son.

Class of 2007

Maria Nist Baker is all smiles as her daughter shows off her riding ribbon.

Aaron Smetanka is with Darnell Dinkins before Aaron gets ready for his inaugural season as head coach at St Vincent College.

Cara Onyshko Keller and her family show off their summer smiles.

Class of 2011

Congratulations to John Klocko who is now the Manager of Coverage and Content at FOX13 in Memphis.

Martin Long and Kendall Hoffman Long have fun during their beach vacation.

The Sterzingers sisters: Sarah (class of 2014) and Laura are happy to spend time with each other.

Congratulations to Sean Berger who was named AmeriCorps coach of the month. Sean works with Up2Us Sports as SBYD coach at LOOP NOLA.

Class of 2012

Bobby Tacey spends time in the woods with his dog.

Lynzi Mueller Tunstall and husband Shawn (class of 2013) getting ready to head home after the birth of their daughter.

T
he wedding of Carly Dittrich and Nick Hartzell was featured in the August edition of Pittsburgh Magazine. You can read it  here.

Class of 2013

Bailey Hollihan is all smiles following her white coat ceremony at WVU's school of dentistry.

Class of 2019

Cara Yoest and Claire Green celebrate their four years of friendship at NC before they head their separate ways to college.

Liam Oberst is settled in to his dorm room and ready for college.

Classes of 1939 through 2014

Any one who graduated from the Troy Hill campus can never forget the "aromas" that emanated from the stockyards (1939-1970) and the Heinz plant (1970-2014) which made dining al fresco impossible (not that there was a place to eat outdoors). For the past few years seniors at North have had the privilege of eating their lunch outside.


Thanks to Harry Libertore ('69), Carmen DiGiacomo ('59), Dede Reukauf Yoest  ('81),  Bob Gierl (' 66), Lauren Breskovich Lagana ('01), Lori Munsch Klein ('96), Tim Scherling ('82), Dave Lobosco  ('92), Mike Gaertner ('82), Andy Cassells ('54), Dan Wolovich ('65) and Ashley Mazur Binford ('04)  for sending  information and pictures to us.

If  you have news/photos you want to share with classmates send them to
Flashback Photo
Last Month's Flashback 

This picture was found in the 1991 yearbook. The girls (l-r): Heather Kern and Janine Falvo. The Boys (l-r): Jason Bartolowitz and Brandon Wilson. 

Only Jim Seelman (class of 1994) took a guess saying, "probably '91 or '92. Jason Bartolowitz (sic) is back left."

This Month's Flashback

What's this group of young men? Who are they? when was this picture taken? Send us your answers or your guesses  here . There might be a prize involved.
Request for Prayers
Your prayers have been requested for 
Frank Brace ('49) who is in the Sunrise Nursing Home. 

Please pray for  Denise Enzerra  ('82)

Kaitlin Turnley ('04) has asked for prayers for her father Paul Turnley whose health continues to decline.

Your prayers are requested for Michael (Mickey) Kavanaugh ('59) who is in poor health.

Keep Naomi Yeskey ('82) in your prayers as she faces a second hip replacement.

Please pray for Bob Rathke ('59).

General Michael Hayden ('63) is recovering from a stroke. Please keep him in your prayers.

Tracy Yoest Smith ('98) has requested prayers for her sister Becky Yoest ('07).

Gerard Boeh ('52) has been ill. Please keep him in your prayers.

Please pray for Fred Arden ('59) and his wife Mary.

A request for prayers for Bill Niederst ('59) as he continues to struggle with illness has been made by classmate Ken Rozycki.

Let us know of any alumni who should be included in our prayers by sending us an email by clicking here.  
 
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  Military Legacy Scholarship
The school has initiated a Military Legacy Scholarship in honor of all alumni who have served in our nation's military forces. The goal is to raise $20,000 to $25,000 to provide a $1,000 scholarship annually. The scholarship will be awarded annually to the student provided certain benchmarks are met. Every four years (or sooner) it will be awarded to another incoming 9th grade student.  
Congratulations to this year's recipient, Griffin Floyd.

Contributions have surpassed the $11,000 mark. All money will be used to provide educational opportunities to a student. To honor those who served, please consider a contribution in any amount to the new Military Legacy Scholarship. If you wish, you may make a contribution in someone's honor/memory.  Donations can be made by sending checks payable to North Catholic, write "North Catholic Military Scholarship" in the memo, and mail to:
 
North Catholic High School
1617 Route 228
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
ATTN:  Development Office
  Kathy Monti Memorial Scholarship
 
Kathy Hickey Monti's limitless love and passion for helping others was apparent to everybody she met.  Her pride for North Catholic began in 1973, when her high school closed and she enrolled in the first co-ed class at North as a junior. Kathy led the charge to keep her school's basketball team together.  As a standout guard and the very first team captain of North's first women's basketball program, Kathy and her fellow Trojanettes began a women's basketball dynasty that is alive and continues to thrive today. Following her graduation from North in 1975, Kathy played basketball in college and served as team captain and leader.  Soon, she was recruited to come back to North and take on the role of Assistant Basketball Coach for the girl's team and with Coach Don Barth, her mentor, friend and former coach, led them to win multiple state championships.  When North opened in Cranberry Township, Kathy continued to volunteer her time at the new school that she loved so dearly until her last breath. In 2017, just before her death, Kathy was voted unanimously into the North Catholic Hall of Fame.  Kathy will long be remembered for her impact on hundreds of lives as a teacher, an assistant basketball coach and female role model for girls in athletics.

To continue Kathy's legacy and mission in life of helping others, a scholarship has been established in her name.  More than $20,000 has already been raised.  The purpose of the Kathy Monti Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial support for a young woman who possesses the same leadership qualities that Kathy demonstrated in her life.   In order to finance this scholarship and celebrate Kathy's life, we hope you can join us by donating.  Checks can be sent payable to North Catholic with "Kathy Monti Scholarship Fund" in the Memo and mailed to North Catholic High School, 1617 Route 228, Cranberry Township, PA  16066.
  The John Latuilippe Memorial Scholarship
The John Latuilippe Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Adrian Hightower - NC class of 2020.  The John Latulippe Golf Outing was held on May 18 at Green Meadows Golf Course. Over 70 golfers played. If you are interested in playing in next years outing, contact Les at les@latulippe.org 
  Class of 1959 Scholarship
The NCHS Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund has awarded $4,400 Scholarships for the 2019-20 School Year to  Canaan Branch and Tess Myers.

The Fund has awarded scholarships totaling $63,800 to seven recipients since the inception of the Fund.  Contributions to the Fund can be made at any time and should be sent to the North Catholic Foundation, North Catholic High School, ATTN: Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund, 1617 Route 228, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. If you would like more information about the Fund, please contact Joe Blitzko ( joeyblitz@aol.com), Dick Halleran ( rhalleran@verizon.net), or Mike Conroy ( conroy1603@gmail.com ).
  Class of 1965 Legacy Scholarship
The Class of 1965 Legacy Scholarship continues to grow. To date, our classmates have raised over $16,000 in donations and pledges. 
We need the help of our classmates to grow the scholarship fund. Classmates wishing to contribute can contact Walt Quinn (quinn.walter@comcast.net) or Dan Wolovich (dwolovich@comcast.net). If we can get more of our classmates to step up and help keep our legacy scholarship fund growing, there is no end to what the money can do to help a student to get the great education that North provided to us and continues to do so today. No contribution is too small. Thanks to ROY KIM, WAYNE BYERLY, ANTHONY DiPASQUALE, and BILL GUBANIC for their recent donations and to BOB COLBERT
for  
his continued monthly donations . Bob Colbert has been making a small monthly donation for the past three years that is put on his credit card. As Bob said, "it's less that the cost of a bottle of wine." If you would like to contribute a small monthly amount via your credit card, contact Amber Nicotra Morrison 
to set it up.
  Military Alumni
Thanks to many of you, our list of alumni who have served in our nation's military services has grown to almost 1,500. We thank all of you who have taken the time to help us with this endeavor. Perhaps you have noticed that recently an asterisk has been added next to name of more than two dozen individuals on the list.  This indicates the individual died while in the military, either Killed in Action or a non-battle death. There may be more alumni who died while serving. If you know of someone that should have the asterisk added next to their name please let us know. We will always appreciate your efforts to help us update this honor roll of our alumni.
Thank you to all of our alumni for their service to our country!

Please note we are working to update the school's website and are currently adding all of the names to the Military Alumni list. During this time, you may notice that a name is missing. Please know we are working as fast as we can to get all names added to the list.  
Thank you for your patience...
and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
  Planned Giving
Planned giving is a wonderful way to prepare for the day we depart this life and enter into God's kingdom.  By planning ahead, you can provide opportunities to young men and women by supporting North Catholic. Planned giving allows us to help continue the work of Christ and pass on our traditions and Catholic Marianist values.  Gifts can be specified in one's will as either a dollar amount of a stated percentage of one's estate.  A growing number of alumni have taken this step and discovered a great sense of joy and satisfaction that they are helping families.  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Amber Nicotra Morrison in the Development Office at  amorrison@northcatholic.org  or by calling 412-321-4823
   
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  
Luke 12:34
  
Reunions
ALL reunion updates will ALSO be available on the school's website, northcatholic.org or by clicking here!
            
NC Class of 1949
The class of 1949 will hold its 70th reunion on Saturday  September 21, 2019  at  Rico's Restaurant , Located at 1 Rico Lane, Pittsburgh, PA in Ross Township.  
We will  assemble at 12:00 Noon , and  lunch will follow at approximately 12:30 PM.  Everyone will order from the Luncheon Menu of  the Day and each person will be responsible for their own meal check.  The cost per meal should not exceed $25.00 per person including a non-alcoholic beverage.  Selections include a main course, salad and vegetable, with dinner rolls. Alcoholic Beverages will be available for individual purchase. 

Please Contact One of us with your intentions as soon as possible after our first notification.
 
George V. Bauer             116 Barbour Dr, Pgh, PA 15209
jordieb@verizon. net                 412-486-3729

Joseph J. Bauer, Jr        516 Roseland Ave, Pgh, PA 15214
joseph.bauer1@verizon.net      412-931-7049

Joseph J. Nowak            614 Norman Dr, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
jjjn@zoominternet.net               724-591-8033

James J. Sismour, Jr     109 Gerard Dr, Pgh, PA 15209
kj1953@verizon.net                    412-486-2649


NC Class of 1959
Thirty-six members of the Class of 1959 plus spouses and guests attended
multiple events to celebrate their 60th reunion in August. Events included a
golf outing, tour of St. Nicolas Church-Millvale, a catered picnic at North
Park and a tour of North Catholic followed by a brunch in the school
cafeteria. Tom Munsch traveled the farthest from the state of Washington to
join the celebration. Ernie Skultety proved to be the man to beat in golf.
Individual name tags made by Mary Ann Rooney included the senior yearbook  photo of each grad. Fr. Gabe Smith, a member of the class celebrated mass at  the shelter on Saturday evening. Those who attended are already looking  forward to the next reunion which has tentatively been scheduled for 2020.




NC Class of 1965   
The class of 1965 is planning a picnic in June of 2020 to mark the 55th anniversary of our graduation from North. We are hoping to have it on Saturday, June 5, 2020 - the date we graduated 55 years ago. Save the date in early June of next year and look for further news.

NC Class of 1969   
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 14, 2019 is the date for the 50th reunion. The reunion will be held at North Catholic High School - Cranberry Twp. Additional details are being reviewed and that information will be available soon. If you have questions contact:
Steve Kapetanovich, Paul Mihlfried, Rex Gleeson or Dan Salak (dasa495@yahoo.com.)

NC Class of 1979 
Linda Ziccarelli Hines and Doreen Giovanazzi Yoest are working on planning the 40th reunion.  The 40th reunion is set for October 5th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cranberry. You can contact Doreen at Lyoest@carolina.rr.com or 803-554-3525 or Linda at lindahines5@yahoo.com or 724-831-6864 for more details. The  Facebook page - North Catholic class of 1979 - also has more information.or to send updated information.
 
NC Class of 1981
The Class of '81 had another mini reunion at Mike's Beer Bar by PNC Park. Thanks to the  efforts  of DeDe Reukauf Yoest, two dozen classmates renewed friendships. Classmates Roger Gelik and Dale Mangold entertained them with their music and Mike Sukitch (of Mike's Beer Bar) provided the venue.



NC Class of 1988
 
 
The Class of '88 is planning a "30+1" reunion for August 30 at Scratch Food & Beverage on Lowrie Street on Troy Hill.  Tickets will be $40 and will be available via Eventbrite.  For more information, email Mike Delie at michaeldelie@gmail.com or Michelle (Prescott) Pullen at mpullen1992@gmail.com or check out the NC Class of '88 Reunion Facebook group at

NC Class of 1989
Heather Eyerman Erdeljac and some others are working on plans for a 30th reunion. The date is Saturday, November 30, 2019. The reunion will be held at Giovanni's Bar and Restaurant (formerly Rum Runners) on Babcock Blvd. from 6 to 10. 

NC Class of 1994
The 25th reunion for the class of 1994 will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at Giovanni's Bar and Restaurant on Babcock Blvd. More details to follow. Questions?  Contact Neil Gregorio at ngregorio@tuckerlaw.com

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This year's Student Ambassador Scholars and the Student Council  participated in a team building at Topgolf before the start of the school year.

Joe Broskey ('70) spoke last spring for the CAP "Calling and Purpose" Talk focused on his career. Any alumni who would be interested in talking about their career can contact Jen Parsons, Career Development Program Manager at North   jparsons@cwnchs.org. She is also looking for alumni volunteers for the Senior Mock Interviews.

Band News

The band performed at Kennywood  over the summer and has been practicing their halftime routine at school.




North Catholic Sports

The Trojans teams, with the exception of football, compete in class 2A. Fall sports include Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Golf, and Tennis. Cross Country competes in 1A.

Trojan Football

The Trojans are the second ranked team in 3A and fourth ranked in the state . The team plays in the Big East conference.  

Senior Zack Rocco is ranked among the top quarterbacks in the WPIAL according to the Trib. Read about him here.

The Trojans scored an unofficial win over Seton-LaSalle on week zero. The team opened section  play with a 53-6 win over Burrell.

Senior football players are pictured with their parents following a jersey ceremony at  school.


Trojan Hockey

While hockey is still a way off, Coach Hoffman reports that the EXCEL program has 60 students enrolled.

Trojan Tennis

The girls tennis team is off to an impressive start with a 3-0 overall record including a  2-0 section record.

Trojan Golf

The golf team is 3-0 in section play.


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