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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. The mass on Feb. 19 has been cancelled.

McNick at Night
McNicholas High School will be hosting its 18th annual McNick at Night event on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Norlyn Manor in Batavia. This event is our largest fundraiser, and it helps support our school in many ways that tuition alone cannot cover. The evening includes an open bar, an elegant buffet dinner, games, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. The auction accounts for a significant portion of the event proceeds and is led by a professional auctioneer. While we rely heavily on the business community to donate items for the auction, we also count on the support of the McNicholas family and individuals like you, our dedicated alumni, parents, and friends. 
 
Please consider donating an item to include in the auction. There will be a receptive audience at McNick at Night looking forward to bidding on items like tickets to sporting or entertainment events, a vacation home rental, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, or anything in between! If you are unsure what to donate we do have a wish list. If you know what you would like to donate, please complete the  Auction Donation Form and return to the Development Office by February 28.  Please contact Annette McHugh at 513-619-5814 or amchugh@mcnhs.org if you have any questions.

Day of Giving a Great Success
Thank you to all McNicholas alumni that contributed to our inaugural Day of Giving for tuition assistance on February 9. Our goals in having this Day of Giving were to both honor the Sisters of St. Joseph for their dream of establishing our school and also to help ease the financial burden of families who want to have their sons and daughters attend McNicholas. The McNicholas alumni showed once again the caring spirit they have about our school and our students. Many alumni also sent very nice notes that you enjoyed the three videos we sent out talking about the great tradition of Mardi Gras. We are glad you enjoyed them. The McNicholas spirit is alive and well, and the McNicholas alumni lead the way.

Hall of Fame Date and Tickets
On Thursday, February 25, McNicholas High School will induct two more members into its Hall of Fame-Cathryn Humphries Lest '09 (track and field) and Kevin Huber '04 (football). Alumnus Chris Gatio Haynes '74 will receive the Good Fellowship Award for her many years of support to McNicholas athletics.
Lest was a two-time state champion in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash and GGCL Athlete of the Year in 2006, 2007, and 2009. Huber was a three-time all GCL punter in 2001, 2002, and 2003 and currently plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. Huber is a 2015 Pro Bowl selection.

The event will be in McNicholas' newly-renovated Café and Student Union. Cash bar open at 6 pm, and dinner will be provided by Carrabba's at 7 pm. Ticket are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Please reserve your seat in advance as seating is more limited than when the event was in the gym. Contact Susan Rohlfs at 513-231-3500, ext. 5142 or srohlfs@mcnhs.org.

To reserve your seats and pay online- click here.

Military Memorial Dance
Military Memorial group
Come join us on Saturday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the McNicholas Main Gym. Get some friends together to shake off those winter blues with Haymartket Riot, one of Cincinnati's premier bands with your favorite hits from the 60's, 70's & 80's!  There will also be a Split-the-Pot raffle and other fun events.  This dance, while open to the public, has become one of the most popular alumni and parent events on the McNicholas calendar. This year you can purchase your tickets several ways. You can print a reservation form and mail it in, or you can pay online by clicking here,  or you can contact Pat Farwick at McNicholas at 513-231-3500 ext. 5803 or email at pfarwick@mcnhs.orgTickets for the event may be purchased at the door.  

The Military Memorial Committee uses the proceeds from this dance provide tuition scholarships for incoming freshmen which, to date, have amounted to over $40,000. The committee also is able to provide for the maintenance of the memorial.  So get a few friends together and reserve your table now before they're all gone!

Immaculee Ilibagiza is speaking at McNIcholas
The McNicholas High School Class of 2016 met Immaculee Ilibagiza through her book "Left to Tell" in its summer reading.  Ms. Ilibagiza's life story is one of struggle and pain as she lived through the Rwandan genocide of 1994 as well as one of faith, prayer, and hope.  McNicholas will have the opportunity to meet her when she visits our school on February 23.  To learn more about her story please click here.

John Monsey '11 Helps beautify Mt. Washington
A University of Cincinnati student and graduate of McNicholas High School is bringing art to the community. Johnathan Monsey, who is enrolled in the school's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, has created a winter scene that is on display at the corner of Morrow and Beechmont avenues.
The art adorns a section of the Mt. Washington Cemetery fence and was coordinated by the Mount Washington Community Council's Cultural Arts Committee. "I wanted to keep it a seasonal motif," said Monsey, who is a resident of Anderson Township. "I suggested keeping it contemporary while still festive." To continue reading click here.

Ed '12 and Will Allgeier '15 Make Nursing News.
As two University of Cincinnati College of Nursing students make final semester sprints toward springtime graduation, their younger brothers approach the home stretch of their first and second years in UC's nursing program. Today, male nurses comprise only 7 to 10 percent of the United States' nurse population, according to the American Nurses Association. The Allgeier brothers, are worried about having to hurdle this gender gap and its associated stereotypes to attain success in nursing. In fact, gender-biased stigmas only fuel their shared passion for nursing.  To read more click here.

Mardi Gras King and Queen for 2016
Seniors William Kamphaus and Emma Kapp were crowned Mardi Gras King and Queen at the 64th annual Mardi Gras pageant and ball that took place on Sunday, Jan. 17. 

The theme for the evening, Pieces of One, highlighted the idea that individual members of the McNicholas community come together to create a beautiful mosaic, a community of beauty and goodness. Mr. Jeff Hutchinson-Smyth emceed the event, an honor bestowed by the number of years of service to the school.
Alumni Helping Out With The Musical
McNicholas High School's production of The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy premiered on Thursday, Jan. 28, and ran through Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Anderson Center. The musical was a huge hit this year.

The cast and crew for the musical consists of McNick's student body directed by theater teacher Teresa De Zarn. De Zarn, a graduate of the McNicholas Class of 1976 enlisted the help of other alumni to help make this year's musical a success. The alumni assisting with this year's musical include Sarah Frank-Fogarty '78, Kelly Corken '77, Jerry Wiesenhahn '78, Carolyn Semancik '76, and Mary Kay Puttman Wiesenhahn '71. The alumni have returned to help in all aspects of the show, from choreographing to ads for the program. "I appreciate their willingness to give back to their alma mater with their vast wells of talent and their precious time. It has been a lot of fun working with this creative team and realizing they are as delightful as they were years ago. I am grateful for all they have brought to the project," De Zarn said.

To continue reading click here.

Alumni Basketball League - Final Call

Coming to a court near you! The alumni sports group is proud to bring back the alumni basketball league. We are looking for a minimum of 8 teams with a maximum number of 16. If we fill up, we will run an "A" and a "B" division. Each team must have at least 4 Rocket Alumni, and 3 Rockets must always be on the court. The league will be played on Sunday nights in the Main and Aux Gym. Game times will be 6 - 9 p.m. The cost will be $500 per team. This money will secure your spot, pay for officials, and help support the men's basketball program. For more information or to secure your spot, contact Coach Tim Monahan '96. 

Spring Fling Trip to Nashville

The trip is planned for April 29, 30, and May 1. This year, we hope to fill two buses with 50 people each! Our first trip was in 2012, and we have been growing ever since. Come join us for a ladies-only trip for some time to get away for a weekend with friends and a chance to make some new friends. You will come back with stories and have a great adventure. For more details and a registration form please click here.
TQL President Speaks at Father-Son Breakfast
 
The Father-Son Breakfast for McNicholas, hosted by the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), was held on Sunday, Jan. 31.  The event featured a full breakfast and a guest speaker.
Father-Son Breakfast organizer Mrs. Julie Mayer said, "The Father-Son Breakfast is a special morning for McNick guys to share a meal, hear a great speaker, and compete for cool door prizes."
The PTSA has been putting on the Father-Son Breakfast since 2006. 

This year's featured speaker, Kerry Byrne is not only the president of TQL but also a McNicholas graduate of the Class of 1983. Byrne is one of the many people behind Project Paradise, a program which has drastically altered the McNicholas landscape over the past seven years.
"Attendees will hear about Mr. Byrne's journey from McNick student to husband, father, and leader of one of Cincinnati's highest revenue grossing companies. [Attendees will also hear] why he's still proud to be a Rocket and the future he envisions for our school's future," Mayer said.
"It's one of those things the guys walk away from saying 'I'm really glad we made time to attend this event'," Mayer added.

 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.

Mike Clark '84 was named managing partner of Cassady Schiller.

Sarah Chambers Komasar '99 lives in Detroit and has two children. She is the assistant manager of Viviano Florists Wedding division.

Emily Chambers '04 graduated from Xavier University with a degree in nursing, she is currently working at a mission in Nicaragua.

Katie Chamber Matanagh '06 graduated from Aveda School of Cosmetology and now works for Van Michael Salons in Atlanta.  She recently bought her first house and is moving to Marietta, Ga.

Maria Chamber '10 graduated from Miami University and is now working as a food label specialist for Advance Pierre Food Company.

Katie McClellen '05 appeared in a Hallmark Mystery Movie called The Ultimate Legacy. Here is the link to the trailer.

Katt Dickert '06 will be getting married this November.

Katie Chambers Delazad '06 has been living in Atlanta since 2009 and is working for one of the top salons worldwide. She is now a master stylist and specializes in cutting, styling, and wedding hair. She met her husband Ebi in Atlanta, and they were married in 2015 and in 2016 purchased their first home.

Margaret Glaser '08 accepted a full-time position at Zya which is a music, technology and video game company in Los Angeles. She will be assisting the CEO, Grammy-winning producer and former Chairman/CEO of Virgin Records, Matt Serletic.
 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. 

Alumni

Marguerite Hurley Lisac '55; Sister of Kitty Hurley Tallarico.


Distinguished Family and Friends

Dennis L. Casey; Brother of Timothy '65, David '67, and Patricia (attended).

Jack W. McKee; Husband of Vickie Busse McKee '81.

Margaret K. Pangburn; Mother of Nancy Pangburn McClurg '87.

Lindsey M. Roflow; Daughter of Mark '76.

Patricia Simon; Mother of John Jr. '76, Judy Simon Burman '77, Cindy Simon Pennington '81, Sister of the late Jerry Quigley '61. 

George H. Steinmetz; Father of Greg '73, Mary Steinmetz Trauth '78, and Father-in-law of Kimberly Piening Steinmetz '81.

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