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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. When there is a conflict with McNicholas' Friday schedule, Mass is held on Thursday mornings. We hope you can join us next school year.

Thank You for your Support

As we close out the 2014-2015 fiscal year, all of us at McNicholas want to say "thank you" to all the alumni that helped to make it a very good fundraising year in all major areas. The numbers are in the process of being finalized, but it looks like we had a 9.5 percent increase in the annual fund, and an 11 percent increase in total giving. Without the help of McNicholas alumni, these increases would never have happened. If you look at the many areas that the alumni have supported, whether it be athletics through Project Paradise, academics through the many donations to the alumni scholarships, or fine arts by attending and contributing to our many great programs, the passion and love you still have for McNicholas High School is evident to all of us.

Under Shawn Young's leadership we have worked very hard this year on our communication programs with our alumni. In the coming year, you have our commitment to continue those efforts and enhance them to the best of our capabilities. Over the next few weeks, we will announce new programs and events that will allow you to better support specific areas of McNicholas and recognize the contributions that alumni have made to McNicholas and to society.


If you have not been back to campus in a few years, please make every attempt to stop in to see Shawn or myself. Our offices are on the first floor of the Convent. We would be glad to show you the tremendous upgrades that have been made to the school and would love to catch up on what has been happening in your life.


McNicholas High School continues to be a vibrant place which is making an impact on the lives of many young men and women. Thank you for all you have done in helping us continue on our mission.

Mark Doran, Director of Development


Our top 3 classes based on % 

1955- 27%

1960- 24%

1959- 21%

Our top 3 classes based on $ 

1959- $12,606

1988- $10,269

1978- $9,372


To see how your class did this year- Click here 


Class Reunions are Underway


Congratulations to the classes or 1955 and 1960 on hosting such great reunions.  It was fun taking part in your events!  Invitations for the class of 1965 have been sent, and the save the date for the class of 1985 are in the mail. The class of 1990 will be having their 25th reunion in about a month.  Classes of 1975,1980,1995, 2005, and 2010 are in the planning stages for their reunions.  Click here for more details.


We are still hoping to hear from the following classes:  1970 and 2000. Please contact the alumni office if you would be interested in helping plan your class reunion.


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 its reunion started, feel free to give me a call.  We would love to help your class hold a great reunion. Click here for the Reunion Planning Guide.

Ladies Night Out - Football Kickoff Event

The Football Moms will again host a Girl's Night Out on July 31, in the McNicholas Courtyard. The event begins at 7 p.m., and the cost is $25. Proceeds benefit the football program. Please click here to register.

Kairos 100 Reunion

To All Kairos Alumni, 

Please SAVE THE DATE for our celebration of Kairos 100!

McNicholas High School has been building a Kairos community since 1995, and this retreat experience has had a meaningful impact on many alumni. We will gather on campus to celebrate on Saturday, September 5. 

Details will follow soon!


For more information, please contact Mary Beth Sandmann, Kairos Coordinator.

Alumni Night at the Reds Game
Looking to get together and cheer on the boys of summer?  The Alumni group is going to host an afternoon with the Reds.  
The game will be on Sunday, September 13.  The Reds will be taking on their rivals the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:10 p.m.  Ticket prices are normally $40 - $45 each for section 136, but we will be selling them for $15 to the first 40 people to register. After the first 40 are taken the price will still only be $23.  To purchase your tickets please 
Boosters Golf Outing

Boosters will once again be hosting the annual golf outing Friday, September 25, at Legendary Run Golf Course.  Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Dinner, awards, and auction begin at 6 p.m.  Cost of this event is $125. Registration will start in August.

Mixed Couples Alumni Bowling League


The McNicholas Alumni Association will be running a mixed couples bowling league again this winter.  This mixed couples league will begin in September.  We will be bowling once a month at Cherry Grove Lanes. The starting time is 8 p.m. The cost is $15 per person per night for a total of 8 weeks.  Two payment options are available this year.  You can pay $60 now per person and pay the second payment of $60 in December, or simply pay the $120 before we start.  Sign ups will end September 7 or when all spots are filled.  If you cannot get a foursome, we will be able to pair you up!  Last year we had 40 bowlers, this year we can expand to 56. After last year's fun, spots are expected to go quickly. At this time we only have 12 spots left!


If you are interested, please contact Alumni Manager, Shawn Young at 231-3500 ext. 5850 or email.


You do not need to be an expert bowler-I am proof of that! This is about getting out and having some fun this winter.


Bus Trip to Keeneland

The McNicholas Athletic Booster are hosting the first ever bus trip to Keeneland.  This trip is for men and the women! The trip will take place on Saturday, October 17 2015.  The bus will leave McNicholas at 8:30 a.m. and return after the last race.  The cost for this event is only $40 per person and includes the bus ride to and from Lexington, tickets to the races, light appetizers and beverages for the ride!  Once there, we will set up a tailgate area as well.  Spots will go very fast for this event.  You can either pay with credit card by clicking here.  Or you can simply print off the form and mail it and your check into McNicholas High School in care of Shawn Young.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cindy Gardner 502-0061 or Jill Crawford 503-1618.
Announcement of New Alumni Awards


McNicholas High School is pleased to announce exciting new recognitions for alumni. Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, McNicholas High School will present three new awards. 


In conjunction with the establishment of these awards, McNicholas is also pleased to announce the inaugural Heritage Dinner to be held on November 2, 2015, where these new awards will be presented. The first two awards will be based on alumni nominations. The third award will be selected by the school administration.


The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented annually to a McNicholas graduate who has utilized the qualities they learned at McNicholas High School to make an impact on society through their chosen field, such as medicine, education, law, government and the arts. We have many great alumni that have made an impact in these and other areas and McNicholas wants to formally recognize these accomplishments among our alumni. 


The Full Stature Special Achievement Award will be presented to an alumni who has distinguished themselves by earning special distinction in civic or service activities, and has by their actions reflected honor on the McNicholas community. 


The McNicholas Outstanding Service Award will be presented to a a member of the McNicholas community who has made, through years of tireless effort, significant contriubtions of time, talent, and treasure to the growth of McNicholas High School. 


To nominate a deserving graduate of McNicholas High School, please click here. The nomination process will end on September 30.


July 25, a Day to Help Out McNick


McNicholas High School is looking for a little alumni help.  Starting at 9 a.m. on July 25, we will be doing an alumni service project at McNick.   We are getting a new cafeteria this year, and that has given us the opportunity to replace the ceiling and lights in Freshman Hall.  The lights and tiles from the cafeteria  have been taken down and we hope to use them to spruce up the Freshman Hall.  We are looking for 10 dedicated Rockets to come in and help us switch things up.  Pizza and refreshmants will be provided.  If you can stay until completion that would be great.  If you can give us an hour, we would still love it.  


If you are interested, please contact Alumni Manager, Shawn Young at 231-3500 ext. 5850 or email. 

Statue of Mary

Thank you to the Military Memorial Committee and to Perry Interiors for their effort to restore the statue of Mary. After years of looking over the grotto, the statue of Mary is getting a restoration.  The statute is back in place and looks beautiful. Please check out these before and after pictures.

Stripped of the old paint
The finished statue


Progress of the Cafeteria

The new Café & Student Union renovation project continues to make progress toward a mid-August completion in time for the start of school. The transformation of this space on the campus is exciting and will be a major draw for prospective students and a source of pride for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 


We have been able to utilize the services of many of our devoted Rocket alumni and their families including, Rod Bachman '86, Bachman, Inc; Rob Minardi '88, Ferguson Electric; Brad Sweeney '87,Carpetland; and  Mike Adkins '02, Studio Gear LLC.  Additionally, some of our existing suppliers of products and services including Derringer, Ryan's All Glass, Wulker Plumbing, 3rd Rock Music, Gilkey Windows, and Dalton Roofing have also helped.


Keep your eyes on this space for updates on the Grand Opening celebration currently scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4, which will take place in conjunction with the always popular Anderson v. McNicholas football game.


 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.

Bill Farro '63 is proud to announce the arrival of their seventh grandchild, Grace Emilia Farro. She was born on Wednesday, June 10.


Dan Breitenbach '67 and his wife Cathy,celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on June 10. On June 30, Dan retired from Booz Allen Hamilton where he was a Senior Associate defense consultant. This marks his second "retirement."  He retired from the Army in June 1999, as a Colonel after almost 28 years of active duty.  Afterwards, he went to work for Booz Allen. Cathy, will retire from the federal government at the end of July.

Lucy Voegele Gillispie '99 recently took at position at Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio. With a science and business background, Lucy is learning a great deal from the non-profit and mental health worlds. She is now building the infrastructure to grow a community education program called Mental Health First Aid. 


Jeremy Boeh '02 has accepted the position of the Entrepreneurship Director and Founding Member of NEXT High School. 

Johnny Dumford '07 and Holly Kellerman Dumford '07 were married on Feb. 7, 2015. 


Kati Sinclair McCurry '11 is currently studying history at Northern Kentucky University where she was recently inducted into Alpha Beta Phi, history honor society, as an officer for next year. She was also welcomed into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for achieving a 3.6 GPA. Once she graduates, she plans to continue to get her masters in public history, and then a doctorate in history.

 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. 




Pauline Smith Vance '56; Sister of Helen (attended), and Don (attended).



Distinguished Family and Friends


Kathleen F. Borger; Mother of Joseph '83.


Rosemary M. Cooke; Mother of Nancy '56, the late Janet '56, and Barbara (attended).


Richard J. Farwick; Father of Michael '73, Paul '76, and Susan Farwick Rohlfs,  Father-in-law of Pat Farwick and Grandfather of Jenny Farwick '96,  Jenny Farwick '97, Erin Farwick '99, Tony Rohlfs '08, and Chelsea Rohlfs '11. 


Janis M. Findlow; Mother of Michael '83, and David 86.


Rosemary L. Giordano; Wife of the late Dominic, Mother of Michael '86, Tony '87, Phil '90, and Doug '92.


Anthony P. Roberto Jr; Father of Tony Roberto '65.


Robert J. Welsh; Father of Sharon Welsh Blankenship '79.


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