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February 19, 2020 - eVision News
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Spring musical coming soon
In less than three weeks, the Providence Players will stage the musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , with opening night on March 6. Joseph is a musical comedy with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The sung-through musical tells the story of Joseph from "Book of Genesis" and his coat of many colors.

Tickets are on sale for the spring musical online or by calling the box office at 812-945-2538 x 301. The show opens March 6 with the premiere, which includes a pre-reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert at intermission for $40. The remaining performances are at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14. Sunday matinee performances will be March 8 and 15 at 2:00 p.m.

An in-depth story with the cast will appear in the next eVision..
More School News
Students collecting used shoes to help others
The House of Loyalty is sponsoring its annual WaterStep used shoe drive to help the organization raise money to bring clean drinking water to impoverished countries. The drive runs through Feb. 28, and boxes are set up at the student entrance for House points. The goal is to collect more than 520 pairs of shoes.
STEM Fair next week
The Science Department will host its fifth annual PHS STEM Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Larkin Center balcony. The event will feature 40 businesses and colleges with representatives to talk to students about various career opportunities in STEM-related fields in our area.

The event has grown extensively since it began and has been moved to the Larkin balcony to accommodate the number of vendors. Science students in a fourth block class will attend during school hours, and all students are welcome after school. Grade school students participating in STEM Club will attend during their after-school session. For a list of vendors, click here .
Deanery students compete in Academic Olympics
Yesterday, Providence hosted the Deanery Academic Olympics for grades six to eight. Teams from Holy Family, Our Lady, Sacred Heart, St. Anthony, St. John Paul II, and St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic schools competed by grade level in a quiz bowl type format. St. John Paul II won the sixth-grade tournament, Sacred Heart the seventh grade, and St. Anthony the eighth grade.
Bonfire pep rally next week
The Houses of Integrity and Justice are planning a bonfire in advance of the Boys Basketball sectional on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event will have a Mardi Gras theme and feature an outdoor pep rally at 7:30, music, snacks, and games.
February Leaders involved in many activities
This month, 12 students from three Houses are being recognized as outstanding leaders, representing Integrity, Justice, and Loyalty . From Integrity are freshman Grace Purichia, sophomore Katie Riggs , junior Grant Dierking , and senior Maria Popson . Representing Justice are freshman Kiah Betteau, sophomore Aidan Welch , junior Katie Huff , and senior Olivia McCurdy . The Loyalty leaders are freshman Emma Scharre , sophomore Kadie O’Bannon , junior Aaron Burke, and senior Elle O’Bannon . Click Read More for a Q&A with these February Leaders.
Senior signs to play football at D-II Urbana
Senior Bishop Edwards has signed to play college football with the University of Urbana (Ohio) NCAA Division-II Blue Knights. Bishop, a four-year varsity member of the Providence High School football team, has accepted an athletic scholarship to continue his studies and play at the Urbana, Ohio, college.

Bishop was named to the 2019 Louisville Courier Journal All-Area Southern Indiana Football Team, as well as the 2019 News and Tribune All-Area football team. Bishop was a contributing member of the 2017 Providence Sectional Championship football team as well as the 2018 and 2019 sectional runner-up teams. Bishop has also been a four-year varsity member of the Pioneer Track & Field team and also played one season of varsity basketball. He will graduate Providence as a nine-time varsity letter winner. He plans on majoring in education at UU and would like to pursue coaching after earning his degree.
Boys Swim starts sectional
The Boys Swim team will enter the Floyd Central Sectional tomorrow night in the preliminaries at 6:00 p.m. at Highland Hills Middle School. Those who placed in the top 16 in their event will advance to the finals on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Advancing to the finals is an achievement since the next step is the state tournament.
Three bowlers named to Academic All State
Bowling Team seniors Elle O’Bannon, Maria Popson , and Andrew Henderson were named to the IHSB Academic All-State team. They are invited to take part in the IHSB All-State Scholarship Tournament in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Deanery Night coming soon
Boys Basketball hosting special events
On Friday, Feb. 21, all Deanery and Providence Academy players and their families are invited to attend a pizza party during the JV game when the teams face North Harrison. Pizza will be served between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the Larkin Center balcony behind the team bench.

The event will include a special halftime scrimmage. The third and fourth grade PHS Boys’ Junior Academy members will be invited to play in a short scrimmage during halftime of the JV (third grade) and varsity (fourth grade) games.

It also is Senior Night, during which the five seniors will be honored between the JV and varsity games.
The team also recently hosted Military Appreciation Night for all active duty or military veterans who are Providence Basketball fans. Military members in the stands were honored at halftime of the boys’ game vs. New Albany, which the team won 51-49.

Senior Boys Basketball player named player of the week
Boys Basketball senior Sterling Huber won the WLKY News Power Performance of the Week award for the great performance by him and his teammates in defeating New Albany. He will appear on WLKY News Sports during the 11 p.m. broadcast tonight. 
The Girls Basketball team finished its season 12-12, marking the eighth season in a row getting to double-digit wins. The season featured exciting wins over rivals New Albany and Floyd Central, and the girls captured the Town Championship over Clarksville for the 12th season in a row.

Girls Swim wrapped up its season at sectional with continued strong performances. In the sectional finals, senior Lauren Stapp placed 13th in the 50 yard freestyle, and sophomore Julia Thomas was 11th in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of sophomores Sydney LaMaster, Audrey Howell , and Sarah Boehm and junior Beth Wimsatt placed 10th. The girls then placed 11th in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Senior Chase Aldridge wrapped up his PHS Wrestling career with a second place at sectional, a win at regional, and a first-round loss by decision at semi-state. He finishes the season with 115 wins and only 24 losses.

The Freshman Boys Basketball team finished its season Saturday, winning the 17th annual end-of-the-season tournament. The boys defeated Henryville in the first round 53-39. They were led in scoring by Nathan Julius with 18 points and Jackson Kaiser with 10 points. They then defeated Salem in the championship game 52-39. They were led in scoring by Nathan Julius with 10 points and Jackson with nine. They finish the season with an 11-4 record.
Football coach application deadline on Friday
The Athletic Department is accepting applications for head coach of the Football Program. Within the framework of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and IHSAA guidelines, this professional must create a vision for success and develop a mission that characterizes high standards for our student-athletes. Requirements include, but are not limited to:
·          Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred (in teaching or related field)
·          Five or more years as a paid high school varsity head or assistant coach
·          Playing experience at the high school and college level
·          Community youth football program development and integration
·          An array of experiences, competitive strategies and tactics to support success
For immediate consideration candidates must submit a letter of introduction, current CV/resume, and salary history on or before Feb. 21 to Mr. Mickey Golembeski , athletic director, PHSAthletics@Providencehigh.net . For more information, click here .
Boys Soccer players, coach make News & Tribune All Area
The News & Tribune has released more of its NTSPY nominations. Boys Soccer seniors Luke Hess e and Alex Lancaster and junior Evan Scott were named to the All-Area First Team; junior Edward Bobkoski and seniors Ryan Drury, Carson Happel , and Edy Lutgens were named to the Second Team; sophomore Billy Hoke and juniors Jacob Braswell and Josh Gettelfinger received Honorable Mention. Coach Jake Stengel '05 was named Boys Soccer Coach of the Year.
This issue’s sports spotlight focuses on the five seniors on the Boys Basketball team. These players faced a special challenge, having had a different coach each of their four years playing for Providence. The experience has made them better teammates, they said.

Click Read More for a Q&A with seniors Austin Barnett, Alec Fougerousse, Austin Grantz, Sterling Huber, and Bryce Hutchins.
Immunization reminders
Parents of juniors: This is a reminder of the two required immunizations that must be completed prior to the 2020-2021 school year: a booster dose of MCV4 and the Hepatitis A vaccine. Documentation from your doctor that the vaccine has been administered will be required prior to the first day of school in August.

Summer camps announced
Pioneer Summer Camps have been announced, so mark your calendars. Click here for a full list. To register now, please contact the coach listed in the brochure. Registration forms will be posted on the school website at a later date.
Senior/Mother Lunch
All seniors and their mothers are invited to attend the annual Senior/Moms Lunch on Sunday, April 5. Invitations have been mailed and should arrive soon. Please RSVP by March 16.

FAFSA Workshop for seniors
Confused about filing the FAFSA? The FAFSA Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Library from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., which is an earlier start time than previously published. Students and parents should enter through the student entrance by the Chapel. The director of financial aid at Ivy Tech will be present to help with the completion of the FAFSA and with questions. Senior students and their parents are invited to attend and to complete the FAFSA and/or have their questions answered. If you need a later appointment, please email elosey@providencehigh.net.
Reunion dates for 2020

Reunion planning season is starting for the class years ending in 5 and 10. If you don't see your class below, contact  Ronda (Miller) Stumler '83  at rstumler@providencehigh.net

2020 reunions. Contact Ronda Stumler to start your planning now!
  • 1955: 2020 Quarterly Gatherings - March 13, June 12, Sept. 11, and Dec. 4, 2020. 11:30 a.m., The Radisson dining room, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville.
  • 1958: 2020 Luncheon Gathering: June 19, 11:30 a.m., The Radisson dining room, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville. For more information, contact Mimi Paris at 812.246.1020.
  • 1970: Golden Diploma Event compliments of PHS on March 7, 2020. Contact Ronda Stumler for details at rstumler@providencehigh.net or 812.945.3350 ext 224. 1970 Class Reunion given by and for the class on Sept. 19, 2020. Contact Kathy Kull at 502.558.0173 or Laura Baker Buehler at 812.923.5260.
  • 1980: 40 Year Reunion. Sept. 12, 2020, Covered Bridge Recreation Center, 7 p.m. Please contact Chris or Ann (Kaiser) Day for details (Chris 812.989.3268 or Ann 502.396.9943).
Class of 1970 invited to Golden Diploma
 Members of the Class of 1970 are invited to attend the Golden Diploma Dinner compliments of PHS on March 7. The dinner is free and includes the opportunity to order a discounted ticket to the spring musical performance of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Invites have been mailed. For more information, contact Ronda Stumler for details at  rstumler@providencehigh.net  or 812.945.3350 ext 224.
Enduring Friendships: Class of 1985
Michele (Bricker) Sullivan '85 submitted this Enduring Friendship story:

Some people are surprised when I tell them that a group of gals from the Providence graduating class of 1985 still get together for dinner. It's true! Being a part of Providence has enabled us to remain lifelong friends. We have shared each other's successes, comforted each other when there has been sorrow, celebrated our children, laughed, cried, exchanged many Christmas ornaments, had a few cocktails, and so much more! I am sure I speak for all of us when I say that we cherish each other and the time we spend together. Thank you to Stacy (Uhl) Gillenwater, Julie (Oster) Cahalan, Missy (Miller) Kochert, Elizabeth (Harlowe) Becht, Shan (Miller) Leuthart, Jennifer (Schultz) O'Brien, Brighid (Biggs) Homrighausen, Mickie (Worden) Magnuson, Portia (Hess) Stanton (who was with us until she moved out West) and finally, me - Michele (Bricker) Sullivan. Cheers to many more dinners and fun! 
Two members of that group have another bond. Julie (Oster) Cahalan and Elizabeth (Harlowe) Becht are lifelong friends and met their husbands, who are also lifelong friends, at Providence. Elizabeth shares:

Jay Becht ’84 and Tony Cahalan ’85 grew up together in the same neighborhood. Julie (Oster) Cahalan and I have been friends since we were 3. However, we met our spouses at Providence in the fall of 1983. Julie and Tony went on their first date with Jay and me, which was also our first date.
We were in each other’s weddings, and our friendship has only grown stronger over the years - nearly 37 years together, thanks to PHS!

Do you have an Enduring Friendship story to share? Email news@providencehigh.net
Coming Events
Feb. 20: FAFSA Workshop
Feb. 21: Scholarship Spirit Wear Day
March 6 : End of First Quarter
March 6: Spring Musical Premiere
Let Us Pray
A Prayer for Ash Wednesday
Gracious God,
today begins a period of inner reflection and examination. The days stretch before me and invite me inward to that silent, holy space that holds your Spirit. This special time beckons me to see my life through Christ's eyes and the truth and reality of your love incarnate. Give me the grace to enter the space of these days with anticipation of our meeting. And, when I open my soul to your presence, let your loving kindness flow over me and seep into the pockets of my heart. I ask this for the sake of your love.
Source:   Catholic.org
Christa (Payne) Hoyland '84 
Director of Communications 
eVision reporter/writer
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