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January News and Updates from the Office of Alumnae Relations
Letter from the President

Dear Alumna,

Welcome to 2022! January has flown by so quickly, but I am excited for the many traditions, fundraisers, and school events that will take place in the coming months. We are especially excited for the Class of 2022, as Senior events are on the horizon. Even with navigating through this ever-changing pandemic, Catholic High has managed to host our annual fundraising events, hold school activities for our students, and move our curriculum forward. 

Our goal this year, as every year, is to continue to enhance our school programs to benefit the young women of Catholic High. Winter can bring many chilly mornings and afternoons. We are asking for your help to "Warm our Hearts and Hallways" in February, by making a donation to our newest appeal. Money donated to this project will help fund new electrical control panels in the boiler room to keep temperatures regulated throughout the school. You can find more information about our Valentine's Day appeal in this newsletter. 

This publication highlights a few of the activities that occurred in January and the accomplishments of our alumnae. I hope your goal this new year is to stay connected to Catholic High, whether that means attending events, donating online, or staying engaged on our social media pages.

May God bless you and keep you safe throughout 2022!

Lux Tua Luceat,
Barbara D. Nazelrod, Ph.D. '68
From the Archives
1957 Forensics Team Success
In this month's edition of "From the Archives," we are featuring the Forensics Team from 1957!

The article highlights the Forensics Team who placed third in the Catholic Forensics League tournament held at school. The team competed against, The Institute of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Prep, Calvert Hall, Mt. St. Joseph, and Towson Catholic. Senior, Carolyn Insley Snee '57, was voted best speaker in the tournament.

Our current Forensics Team is making its mark in the recent Baltimore Catholic Forensic League Tournaments this year. Many members have won Gold or Silver medals in their respective categories. The team is hoping to have several students compete to qualify in the Metropolitan Championship Tournament held in March!
Pictured Left to Right: Nancy O'Hara Popoff '58, Linda Holbrook '58, Janey Hisley Fields '58, Governor Theodore R. McKeldin, Carolyn Insley Snee '57, Dorothy Finecey Schneider '57, and Sr. Margaret Beatty, RSM '58.
360° View of TCHS
Check out this awesome 360° aerial footage of Catholic High's campus!
Currently at Catholic High
Catholic High proudly presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical, as our Spring Musical for 2022! We hope to see you in the Sr. Francis Marie Yocum, OSF Auditorium for one of our two show dates. It will be "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" 

Show Dates & Times
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Cubs Medal in Multiple Indoor Track Events
Indoor Track & Field competed in the IAAM “B” Conference Championships last week. Many of our Cubs set personal records and medaled in their respective events! We are so proud of our Cubs!

L. Shanahan - High Jump
C. Stock - High Jump
H. Hartman - Shot Put (2x champion)
A. McBride - Shot Put
A. Smolen - Pole Vault (8’ - School Record)
O. Stone - Long Jump
L. Shanahan - Long Jump
Cubs "Rule!"
Catholic High's Mathletes Club consistently participates in the Catholic Math League tournament competing with schools from all over the U.S. Currently, Catholic High is tied for the overall lead in the tournament. Veronica Schmidt '22 is leading the individual scores by two points and has achieved a perfect score on both tests! Our other top scorers are Juniors Tracey Tan '23, Stella Colantuno '23 and Caroline Cucuzzella '23. We congratulate and wish our Mathletes only the best as they finish their final two tests in February and March!
Alumnae News and Events
Classmates Publish Their First Children's Book
Catholic High classmates, Patrice Helinski Goldys '74 and Marlene Shipley Everhardt '74 published their first Children's Book, Grandma's Ears are Broken, about a deaf grandmother and her hearing grandson. The book shares the story of how the grandson understands for the first time that his grandmother is deaf which inspires him to learn American Sign Language. Since writing and publishing the book a year ago, the Catholic High sisters have turned their one book into a series called, Signing Grandma.

The books are available for purchase on Amazon. You can also find the books at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach and at your local book stores in Harford and Baltimore County. "We are happy to share our news and to bring about deaf awareness and the learning of American Sign Language," share Marlene and Patrice!

2018 Graduate Receives Award for Independent Research
Congratulations to Janelle Sangalang '18, former Biomedical student currently enrolled at Notre Dame of Maryland University, who was recognized by the American Society for Microbiology's Maryland Branch! Janelle placed 3rd for her independent research project that explores the effect of prophylactic antibiotic treatments on surgical site infection rates.

The aspiring doctor was also selected for a 15-month internship with a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine scientist. Way to let your light shine, Janelle!

The Alumnae Giving Project
The Alumnae Giving Project received this lovely "Thank You" from the School Counselor at the Title 1 school they continuously help.

"We absolutely love working with you and everyone from the Alumnae Association. We can't thank you enough for the wonderful gifts you have consistently provided our students. We truly appreciate all of the hard work and love each of you puts into the Christmas gifts."

If you are interested in helping the Alumnae Giving Project throughout the year, please contact Bonnie Lee '60.

Bonita (Bonnie) Lee '60
1781 Brookview Road
Dundalk, MD 21222
The Prayer Corner
The Prayer Corner is open on our website and ready to welcome your prayer intentions. All intentions should be emailed to our Director of Mission, Sr. Ann Dutrow, OSF:

Planning a Reunion?
If you are having a class reunion or planning a class reunion, please contact Beth Frevel with the Chair names of the your Reunion Committee at Please include the date, time, and place in your email. If you wish to have your reunion at Catholic High, please call Mrs. Frevel (410.732.6200 ext. 1215) in order to coordinate the date with the school calendar. Thank you!
Seeking Class Ambassadors!
Catholic High is seeking Class Ambassadors to keep your fellow classmates up-to-date with reunions, events, and more! If you are interested in becoming a Class Ambassador, please contact Beth Frevel at
Support Catholic High
Warm our Hearts & Hallways!

Our Valentine's wish is to keep our hearts and hallways warm by replacing our outdated electrical control panels in the boiler room. This system helps to regulate the temperatures in every room throughout Catholic High. Show your love for Catholic High this Valentine's Day by making a gift to support this major project!

Our goal is to raise $16,000 by Valentine's Day. Click the link below to make your donation.
Save the Date: Wine Tasting & Dinner

Enjoy an afternoon of fine wine at our annual Wine Tasting & Dinner on Sunday, March 20 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Sr. Arnoldine O'Connell, OSF Dining Hall! All proceeds benefit the Alumnae Endowed Scholarship. More information will be forthcoming!
Join the Alumnae Association Executive Board

The Alumnae Association is responsible for planning Alumnae Socials throughout the year, promoting the school, volunteering at events, and much more! The Executive Board holds meetings 3-4 times a year.

If you would like to be considered to serve on the Alumnae Association Executive Board, please contact Beth Frevel or visit the Alumnae page for more information.
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