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Alumni The Art of Teaching Graduation Tom Bushman 961 Retires Volleyball Championship Alumni News Guests on Campus Honor Roll Class Reunions ON THE COVER Dates to Remember Aug. 30 Herbstreit Football Challenge Elder v. St.
Thomas Aquinas, FL 11:00am at Paul Brown Stadium Tape delay Sept. 1 on ESPN Sept. 12 Classes ... more. less.
of 948 & 968 Reunions Sept.<br><br> 15 Elder Classic Golf Outing Sept. 26 Classes of 973 & 988 Reunion Oct. 2 Alumni Bowling League Call Tracy Hoinke at 574-2222 Oct.<br><br> 9 Keeneland Trip Oct. 10 Classes of 958 & 963 Reunions Oct. 11 Elderama Oct.<br><br> 13 Walk for Others Oct. 18 Class of 998 Reunion Oct. 24 Class of 983 Reunion Oct.<br><br> 26 Open House/Preview Day Nov. 22 High School Placement Exam Feb. 12 Sports Stag - Brian Kelly, UC Football Coach Additional information on all events may be found at elderhs.org.<br><br> 48 58 3 8 3 83 9 Letter from m Tom Otten Principal Alums, spouses and friends on the grand staircase of the cruise ship Pride of America. They sailed the Hawaiian islands in June as part of the first-ever alumni fundraising trip. See details on page 40.<br><br> Each of our eighty-six classes has enjoyed their opportunity to lead, uphold and affirm the customs that were in place when they began their watch while also seizing the chance to add to the legend and lore of our Alma Mater with their own creativeness. But tradition is a much broader notion, one that needs the careful attention of wise old sages to guarantee that the lessons of the past are delivered intact to those next in line. Elder is blessed with dedicated veteran faculty who understand the lessons they impart are far more important and lasting than those in reading, writing and math.<br><br> During the 1960 9s, just as the baby-boomers began arriving as students, the makeup of the faculty changed from practically all priests to lay teachers. Today, those hired during that era are either retired or close to it having logged forty or more years in our classrooms. And what a legacy they have built!<br><br> Their presence each day speaks to dedication and to a solid consistency of message. In a world now focused on the speed of change, our seasoned veterans provide a reasoned approach to progress. They recognize meaningful change in education is student- centered and carefully explore ways to improve teaching and learning.<br><br> Obviously the tools of our trade have changed from slate to the latest wireless gizmos, but at the end of the day, the success of the learning/teaching process depends on two people 3 the teacher and the student 3 and their ability to communicate. These senior staffers are wonderful examples to our students, to younger faculty/staff, and to the rest of us. And so it goes, a generation of teachers prepares not only their students for the challenges they will face, but also schools the faculty who will lead Elder into the future.<br><br> And now I invite you to find a comfortable chair and enjoy their reflections in these pages. They, the other members of the faculty/staff, and the hundreds of patrons who support Elder through their gifts are truly champions. Through them, the traditions of Elder High School live on.<br><br> God bless & Altiora! Tom Otten 864 Principal Each day, the faculty 9s presence speaks to dedication and to a solid consistency of message. Tradition Perhaps Tevye 9s song in Fiddler on the Roof comes to mind when you hear this word said with gusto.<br><br> In the play and elsewhere it is about the chanding down d of customs, information, stories, standards and faith. And so it is at Elder. Tradition: Educational Excellence 3 continued on page 4 EXCELLENCE Educational Front: Tom Otten 864, Ed Menkhaus 863, Ray Bachus 865 Middle: Ken Laake, Dan Kreimer 861, Dave Allen, Dick Grosser, Mark Klusman 861 Back: Toby Heile, Chuck Knepfle 864, Joe Acito 863 Home Joe Acito 963 Greatest influence: Fr.<br><br> Jim Ulrich who fostered my love of reading Mentor: Jack Hummel 949, English department chair. He was a brutally honest, tough task-master, but he made me the teacher I am. Fondest memories: Fr.<br><br> Hass 9 parties. Lee Trauth 9s stories. Charlie Hotchkiss 9 961 outrageous sense of humor.<br><br> Most poignant moment: Attending the funeral in the Fieldhouse of seniors, Michael Overberg 985 and James Anderson 985, who were killed in an auto accident in Nov. 984. Greatest change you 9ve seen during your tenure?<br><br> I used to be able to climb stairs without groaning! Dave Allen Greatest influence: Lee Trauth, the music director. Lee wrote the Elder Fight Song and The Christmas Rose.<br><br> The latter is performed every year at the Christmas concert. Fondest memories: Seeing young people grow in their performing ability. And on a different note, the faculty socials every Friday after school in the cafeteria.<br><br> Greatest change: The growth and development of the academic program. Students are more focused and serious about their education now. Final thoughts: When I began teaching, tuition was $95.00/year.<br><br> At that time, there were only six to eight lay persons teaching and the rest were priests. The expense of faculty salaries was minimal so tuition was lower. Ray Bachus 965 Greatest influence: Fr.<br><br> Al Bischoff. He was my senior English teacher and interested me in teaching. Mentors: Jack Hummel, John Owens and Fr.<br><br> Rudemiller 950. Fondest memory: Coaching with Hans Frey 957 and Tom Bushman 961 in those basketball state championship years of 1973 and 1974. Poignant moments: The funeral for faculty member Ron Thomas in 1969 who was killed in a car accident going home after school.<br><br> He was just twenty-three years old. The funeral for student, Maurice Kennedy, killed in 2004. A final thought: This is the only job I have ever had.<br><br> I have great memories and I wouldn 9t change them for anything. Dick Grosser Mentors/friends: I have made many friends here at Elder, in particular, Roger Rosen 969, a fellow language teacher. My mentors were Ken Laake and Chuck Knepfle.<br><br> They oriented me to the Elder cWay of Life, d so much so, that they were in my wedding in 1971. The most influential person, however, was my dad. I learned my work ethic from him.<br><br> He had a very no-nonsense approach to work. I greatly admired him. Fondest memory: Winning 1st place in the Ohio Test of Scholastic Achievement one year and then placing 2nd the next year.<br><br> This affirmed I was on track with my teaching. Poignant moments: The state basketball championships in the 70 9s and again in 1993. The back-to-back football champion- ships in 2002 and 2003.<br><br> The unique pleasure of teaching my sons, Matt and Patrick. And yes, we did have fun! Toby Heile Mentor: Fr.<br><br> Gruber 936, the principal. He was a great man to work for 3 fair to everyone and committed to raising the salaries of lay teachers at a time when the number of teaching priests was diminishing. He was a great man of faith.<br><br> Fondest memory: Definitely the 50th anniversary. The entire year was full of activities including a big party at Beverly Hills. Chuck Fries 946 was a Hollywood producer.<br><br> He got comedian Marty Allen to entertain the crowd after dinner. Most poignant moment: To quote the Cincinnati Post story when Greg Weber 981, a twenty-two year old Marine, cwas gunned down by terrorists in a San Salvador café d in June, 1985. The funeral Mass was at St.<br><br> Antoninus. I was in charge of PR in those days. I had to set the ground rules for the media coverage of this event and control the situation.<br><br> It was a very sad day for the Webers and Elder. Mark Klusman 961 While an Elder student, who had the greatest influence on you? Paul Stryker 928 who was the perfect example of a quiet, caring and loving person, and Fr.<br><br> Bange who taught us what it meant to use your talents. Mentors: Tom Bushman 961 who supported me during good and tough times. Tom Mason and Tom Hessling who demon- strated by example what it meant to be a teacher.<br><br> Fr. Schaeper for his insightfulness. Poignant moments: All the times Elder has supported the community such as during the tornado cleanup in 1974.<br><br> Students rallying to support other students. The Vietnam Wall on display at Elder in 1987. Chuck Knepfle 964 Mentor: Fr.<br><br> Bange. At the young age of twenty-three, he trusted me with a college calculus class. He often helped me with ideas and techniques to get calculus across to my students.<br><br> Poignant moments: When the Alumni Association presented me with the first cAcademic Excellence d award. Also, I enjoyed being able to teach both of my sons and their friends. Greatest change you 9ve seen during your tenure: The many ways technology has affected the teaching of mathematics going from slide rule to computers.<br><br> Final thought: In the early 70 9s, I left teaching to become a computer programmer so I could make more money. I returned to teaching in about six months when I realized the extra money would never make me happy. I want to thank my wife, Mary Ann, for supporting me and my career choice.<br><br> I will retire with a csatisfied mind d! Dan Kreimer 961 As a student, who had the greatest influence on you? My parents.<br><br> They taught me to never settle for cIt 9s OK the way it is. d Fr. Bange. He expected us to try& nothing more and nothing less.<br><br> Mentors: Fr. Bange and Fr. Sahlfeld.<br><br> They were excellent teachers that cared about the students. They taught students, not subject matter. Fondest memories: After forty-two years, I have so many I could never begin to answer this question.<br><br> The students 3 their energy, enthusiasm, accomplishments, victories and defeats. Poignant events: The many state championships 3 being a part of them, knowing that I taught the students and maybe had a little bit to do with their victories. As this is our graduation issue, it seems only fitting the second installment of the Brain Drain series focus on an education-related organization.<br><br> And what better organization than Elder? Part of the Elder tradition is educational excellence. The continuation of excellence throughout our history is the result of commitment 3 the faculty 9s commitment to Elder and to pedagogy or the art of teaching .<br><br> Thirty-nine alums who work at Elder Mark Klusman 961 Dan Kreimer 961 Joe Acito 963 Ed Menkhaus 963 Dan Hilvert 964 Chuck Knepfle 964 Tom Otten 964 Ray Bachus 965 Dave Dabbelt 966 Roger Rosen 967 John Ploehs 968 Mike Briede 970 Steve Geis 970 Roger Auer 972 Robert Beemon 972 Mike Boeing 974 Bill Driehaus 975 Bill Klayer 977 Joe Schoenfeld 977 Jim Schmidt 978 John Hageman 979 Kurt Ruffing 981 Chris Nie 984 Dave Reiring 985 Joe Driehaus 986 Sean Kelley 987 Tom Reiring 988 Scott Louis 989 David Rapien 990 Jason Ahlers 991 Kevin Espelage 991 Brian Flaherty 992 Craig James 993 Sean Tierney 993 Rob Oberjohann 994 Dave Buetsche 998 Greg Dickman 900 Pete Suer 900 Phil Bengel 901 Jack Hummel 949 Lee Trauth Fr. Rudemiller 950 Paul Stryker 928 Fr. Sahlfeld Several teachers have offered more than forty years of service to Elder.<br><br> These dedicated men recount memories of the past four decades on pages 2 and 3. Thirty-nine alums currently are members of the faculty and staff. They are listed on page 3.<br><br> And on page 4, Jason Ahlers 991 , an English teacher, explains pedagogy . He credits the many gifted teachers he had as a student at Elder with his decision to become a teacher. 4 continued from page 3 As artists look at the world through different eyes, it seemed only fitting that the interview with Elder 9s art teacher be different as well.<br><br> So when Mr. Robert Beemon was asked about doing this piece, it was decided we would start with answers and see what questions they led to. WHO WERE YOUR MENTORS?<br><br> Fr. Bob Hasselhoff was my art teacher, Fr. Ralph Westerhoff 954 was yearbook advisor and Mr.<br><br> Ed Menkhaus 863 was my journalism teacher. You probably couldn 9t find more diverse individuals but I learned valuable things from all of them. When it was my turn to do their jobs, I didn't want to drop the ball on my watch.<br><br> In addition to teaching art, I was The Elderado moderator for ten long years and The Quill guy for four short years. I 9m very proud of the quality of those publications. HAVE ELDER STUDENTS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS?<br><br> I started teaching at Elder in 1977. Students then were more adventurous and rebellious discovering jazz clubs and art galleries, questioning authority, etc. Even with the rule at the time about wearing ties, there was more self-expression than there is now.<br><br> I think kids had more fun back then, riding the bus, no video games or cell phones, only four or five channels on TV, not having so many demands on their time after school. They had more time to learn things for themselves. TEACHER DURING THE WEEK.<br><br> DJ ON THE WEEKEND. HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT? I 9ve been Mr.<br><br> Rhythm Man since the summer of 1990 when I hosted a show on 88.3 WAIF. It is a totally volunteer, community-supported radio station. Their programming is eclectic.<br><br> You could play any kind of music, interview anyone, do a call-in show, you name it 3 and they 9ll teach you the technical stuff. I learned my craft there and then in 2001, I moved up the dial to 89.7 WNKU from Northern Kentucky University. I spin my own stacks-o-shellacs, mostly vintage soul and rhythm & blues, 6-9 Saturday nights.<br><br> DO YOU STILL MAKE ART YOURSELF? The art I make is hard to put into words. I 9ve finally discovered a style I like and don 9t get bored with after one or two pieces.<br><br> I 9ve had some solo exhibitions and been in some juried shows. I really have to get psyched up to make art because there 9s so much cjunk d out there. It 9s like comedians&when I was a kid there were less than ten funny comedians performing in nightclubs or on the Tonight Show .<br><br> Now there 9s lots of stand-up comedy shows on cable, and few are funny! There 9s just too many people who call themselves artists&and comedians! WHAT 9S cHOT d IN THE ART WORLD NOW?<br><br> Computer art is very chot d right now, but art schools still want to see that a student can draw from observation and make decisions about media and technique. I predict that ctraditional art d will be like studying Latin is now. It 9s recognized as important and valuable, and it will help you think, but parents and students will be saying, cHow is this going to get me a job? d But creal art d, like rock n 9 roll, will never die.<br><br> 5 Answers with R. Beemon Tradition: 5 Answers 5 R. Beemon 972 poses in front of his three-dimensional artwork displayed at Shake It Records in Northside.<br><br> Ken Laake Fondest memory: My sons grew up with the Elder Spirit. Now, my thirteen year old grandson dreams of being a Panther. Sharing the enthusiasm of the Elder Spirit is a joy and a privilege.<br><br> Poignant moments: Joining the medical mission trips to Honduras. Being there for a student at a particularly difficult time. Greatest change: The renovations of the physical plant of the 90 9s.<br><br> That being said, we didn 9t, and still don 9t, follow fads. We do what works. From the beginning, it has been a community effort and source of pride to keep Elder a first-rate Catholic high school in every way.<br><br> A final thought: As I look back over the past thirty-nine years, I can still say I look forward to starting each day. I love my job. But I am confident that when I retire, I will be leaving Elder in the capable hands of the next generation.<br><br> Ed Menkhaus 963 Who had the greatest influence on you as a student? Fr. Mark Gratsch.<br><br> He taught both journalism and geometry which are two subjects I taught for many years. Mentor: Fr. Gratsch who helped with the Purple Quill even spending his own money to buy equipment so we could work more efficiently.<br><br> Most poignant memory: Again, an experience with Fr. Gratsch which I talk about on retreats& I went to visit Fr. Gratsch in hospice and what transpired during that visit led me to believe that he not only taught me how to live but also how to die.<br><br> Greatest changes: When I began in 1966, we had up to twenty new teachers each year to meet the teaching demand due to both the decrease in the number of priests and the increase in enrollment. Also, the physical improvements 3 some rooms had only one outlet and very little audio-visual capability. Tom Otten 964 Mentor: Joe Menkhaus 862, Ed 9s brother.<br><br> Fondest memory: Getting hired as a student worker. It was a surprise. I was called to the principal 9s office and asked to report back after school.<br><br> The bookkeeper then told me where to put my books, where to sit and what to do. That was December 2, 1961, and I 9m still in the office with someone telling me what to do! Greatest change: The ability of Elder to re-invent itself and remain at the top of its game while remaining true to its mission as a Catholic high school.<br><br> Final thoughts: What a privilege it is to work at this school with such dedicated and caring people. My parents always said that I would be judged by the company I kept& I hope so! This fall thousands of students will enter secondary education programs in colleges across the country.<br><br> One concept all these future educators will be introduced to is cpedagogy d which is defined as the art of teaching. This is not necessarily the theory or research on teaching although these things have their value. Likewise, this art is not merely a skill aspiring teachers can glean from textbooks or by using the latest technology 3 pedagogy is a gift.<br><br> It is an innate quality found in exceptional teachers: the ability to make students laugh at math problems, the talent to make a seemingly antiquated short story relate to a teenager 9s ultra-modern life, or perhaps the ability to talk about pedantic subjects with a class of seniors before the sun has even crested the stadium. As a young teacher with just over a decade of tests having passed underneath my red pen, I 9d recommend these college students look back at their best teachers and they will see pedagogy in action. Elder High School is blessed to have many pedagogically gifted teachers.<br><br> My experience with these talented teachers at Elder in the early 890s shaped my dream of becoming a teacher. I was not the most popular student in my class, or the brightest, or the most athletically talented; nonetheless, I was moved by my four years here. Many teachers inspired me.<br><br> I was stirred by my junior year English experience with Don Buchanan 962 , a class I am now proud to teach. Joe Acito 963 taught me that humor had a place in the classroom and that Shake- speare was and still is cool. Kurt Ruffing 981 impressed me because he was the youngest teacher I had ever seen, and he was so comfortable in front of his students.<br><br> Mr. Briede 970 and Mr. Grosser had a huge effect on me because they were no-nonsense tough and they made me work.<br><br> The art of teaching these men employed helped them deliver lessons far more important than their subject matter. The life-lessons they conveyed are still with me today. They showed me how to treat others, and more importantly what was expected of a man.<br><br> It was a natural extension and a much needed reminder for me about the guidance my parents were giving me at home. I believe their extension of my parents 9 lessons was the most important information these teachers instilled in me and perhaps the greatest example of their pedagogy. Clearly the most gifted teachers convey not only subject material but also life-lessons.<br><br> Many of you will read this and look back on your years at Elder and reminisce about the teachers who influenced your journey. Or perhaps you are only getting ready to begin your Elder experience. Either way it is time to take a minute to consider some of the people who make Elder the life-changing place it is.<br><br> Indeed, as those future educators are introduced to pedagogy, the art of teaching, all they need to do is walk through the halls on the corner of Vincent and Regina and they will be introduced to those for whom teaching truly is an art. Judge Norman Murdock 949 (second from left) acknowledged recipients of the Judge Norman and Patricia Murdock Elder Faculty Scholarship Fund. They are (from left) John Ploehs 968 , Dan Hilvert 964 and Jason Ahlers 991 .<br><br> Earlier this year, Judge Murdock and his wife established a $1 million scholarship through his alma mater, Xavier University. The goal is to provide Elder teachers and administrators the opportunity to advance their studies in order to provide the best education possible for students. Mr.<br><br> Beemon is interested in hearing from former art students. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pedagogy: The Art of Teaching by Jason Ahlers 991 7 School News: Art Show School News He 9s Gone - A tribute to Tom Bushman He 9s Gone - A tribute to Tom Bushman 961 by longtime colleague and friend, Ed Menkhaus 963 If cAltiora d, strive for the higher things, is the goal for which Elder students strive, then Mr.<br><br> Tom Bushman is as good an example as students could have witnessed in the forty-two years of his dedicated time here. His loyalty to Elder High School is unquestionable. Tom Bushman 9s official connection with Elder began in 1957 when, following the path of his brothers, he enrolled as a freshman.<br><br> In four years, he distinguished himself as a popular, hard-working, intelligent and successful student, and an accom- plished athlete. Besides being Prom King, he was a starter on the football, basketball and baseball teams in his senior year of 1960-61. cBush d earned a football scholarship to the University of Dayton and in five years he returned with a master 9s degree to begin serving the needs of Elder.<br><br> He has been a social studies teacher, coach of several sports, counselor, head of the Guidance Department, and even moderator of the Fishing Club. His colleagues in the Guidance Office were impressed with his work ethic 3 first to arrive and last to leave each day. He practiced ccommitment to the students d and fostered that ideal with his co-workers.<br><br> He built a solid and progressive guidance program and developed a dedicated staff. He practiced and preached ckindness, strong effort and a positive attitude d to all those who worked with the Elder students. His deep faith and dedication to his family and friends is exemplified by his tireless devotion to his wife, Mary Jean, and his family, as well as his care for his close friend, Steve Gunn 961, whom he accompanies to all of the Elder football and basketball games.<br><br> Many anxious freshmen, puzzled transfer students, troubled underclassmen and undecided seniors have benefited from his warm, caring personality and wise advice. He always puts the overall good of the students before anything else in his decisions and his advice is always sought before any important Elder High School decision is made. Mr.<br><br> Bushman always ended his phone calls and PA announcements with two simple words: I 9m gone. He may be physically gone from the everyday life of Elder High School, but he is very much present in the minds and hearts of those students, faculty members, staff members, families and alumni whose lives he has touched. Enjoy your retire- ment, Mr.<br><br> Bushman. You have certainly earned it. Tom and Mary Jean Bushman The annual Elder Art Show included everything from traditonal pencil sketches to contemporary performance art.<br><br> The beautiful, spring evening provided the perfect setting for the Rolling Sculp- ture Parade down the main drive of the school. Art teachers, Mr. Robert Beemon 972 and Mr.<br><br> Dave Buetsche 998 , worked with students throughout the year to prepare this unique show. 9 Welcome Class of 2012 252 students from 30 different elementary schools. Many are receiving scholarships made possible through your generous gifts to the Annual Fund .<br><br> * Scholarship recipients are denoted with an asterisk. School News School News: Admissions Information Bridgetown Jr. High Cody Hennessy Concordia Lutheran Daniel Trauth Dater Jr.<br><br> High Rahkim Johnson Delhi Middle Karvon Beamon Jeremy Crawford James Eby Ethel Taylor Denzel Poole Holy Family Aaron Clark Jared Drahman James Fetters Caleb Gregory Cameron Kelley Nathan Lauck Nicholas Morena* Jacob Reilmann Donald Thomas Home School Joseph Browning Orion Academy Dominic Hutzel Our Lady of Lourdes Scott Abernathy* Michael Balzano* Timothy Broxterman* Jeremiah Carlson Michael Clemons Michael Erhart Alex Frede Ian Gunn Derek Harper William Hennies Nicholas Hutzel Christopher James* Anthony Jameson David Meyer* Daniel Murphy* Nicholas Nusekabel Nathan Rieth Joshua Rinear* Nathan Schapker Andrew Sena Christopher Shad Tyler Sullivan Alexander Trentman Jeffrey Vorherr Ryan Wood Our Lady of Victory Mark Adkins* Kyle Bertke Beau Brunner Jacob Clark Nicholas Custer Cory Dulle Cody Fox Matthew Gemereth Grant Grady Benjamin Gramke Kevin Groll* David Haley Joseph Hayhow Nathan Held Zachary Hellmann Alexander Herdeman* David Huser Joseph Kelley Justin Kohler Jason Kohorst Andrew May* Samuel Meyer Taylor Milam Tyler Milam John Miller Kyle Murphy Jonathan Mussman* Patrick Neurohr Justin Quatman Stephen Robben* James Schmidt* Jacob Schoster* Jacob Specht Michael Svec* Ryan Thornton Mitchell Westerfield Jeffrey Zimmerman Our Lady of Visitation Scott Alder Nicholas Bailey* Patrick Bailey* Mark Berter Kyle Brock Zachary Coon Elliot Duwell Benjamin Gerhardt Kevin Helmers* Andrew Ison Adam Jones Hunter Kramer Benjamin Kurzhals Thomas Mazza Michael Meier Conor Moorman Connor Moulden* Brandon Neltner Patrick Nocheck Jeffrey Quatman Daniel Schwarz* Connor Schweinfurth Tyler Smith Philip Smithmeyer Joseph Solomon Samuel Souders Charles Squeri Michael Sutton* Jacob Vogelpohl* Matthew Wehner* Quebec Antonio Smith Rapid Run Middle Jack Marcheschi* Steven Schinkal* Joshua Weidner Resurrection Antonio Burns Andrew Charles Michael Osie* Tyler Withers William Yocum Scott County Middle Rhys Boatwright Springer School Evan Phillips St. Aloysius (Bridgetown) Jared Dyer Nicholas Goedde Nolan Seithel* Keith Spille* Tyler Weber St. Aloysius (Delhi) Brett Abbott Benjamin Brauch* Charles Dean* Anthony DiMuzio Patrick Hayes* St.<br><br> Antoninus Brandon Alverson* Ryan Antone* Christopher Brueggemeyer* Kevin Cunningham Casey Dine Joseph Dorsey Peter Faillace Daniel Geiser David Hornsby Alexander Irish Ethan Jackson Ken Kinnemeyer* Joseph Koopman Gerad Langenbrunner Christopher Lawrence Noah Ludke Matthew Murphy* Alec Niehauser* David Puthoff Tyler Qunell Scott Reid Matthew Schneider Sebastian Steege Jacob Taylor* Nathan Walroth Eric Wessels Mark Westerfield Alex Whelen Samuel Williams David Wissel St. Bernard Christopher Feldman* Alex Riestenberg* Luke Rinck* St. Catharine Preston Brunner Franklin Brunsman Andrew Ellerhorst Josh Gline Brandon Hines* Tyler Mattingly Austin Miller* Adam Mills Jacob Moore* Duncan Poehner* Benjamin Scheiner* St.<br><br> Dominic Michael Allgeyer Christopher Auer Aaron Bill William Burns Gregory Compton Cody Fletcher Tyler Froehle* Nils Illokken* Maxwell Keeney Ryan Morman* Andrew Rudolph John Siegmundt* Nicholas Stavale Evan Vonder Meulen* Andrew Welch* St. Ignatius William Imhoff* Thomas Klusman* St. Jude Max Beckham Adam Bross* Ryan Buller Andrew Crofton Eric Deuber Brit Doerflein Cory Godar* Nicholas Hatch* Brian Kean* Samuel Landis Scott Miliano Jacob Morgan Michael Paff Nicholas Pennekamp Zachary Reid* Luke Schafer Justin Seger Nicholas Seiler Luke Stowe Tyler Trame Nicholas Ulmer Christopher Walters St.<br><br> Lawrence Christopher Applegate Matthew Applegate Joseph Bedel Kyle Brannon Zachary Codling William Couch Kyle Fricke Joshua Handorf Jonathan Harrison* Dillon Martini Brandon Ruhstaller Alexander Sunderman St. Martin Ryan Krallman* Jack Martini* Brandon Michael St. Teresa Anthony Asalon* Joseph Bredestege Jonathan Busch Andrew Haufler Tyler Hubbard Vincent Kampel* Charles Kelly* Mitchell Marnell* Samuel Samoya St.<br><br> William Michael Broderick Aaron Condia Lonnie Dixon Benjamin Kramer* Stephen Lange Matthew Maurer Mitchell Nicholson* Aaron Sellmeyer Brett Sorrell Zachary Tindall Timothy Vater Three Rivers John McCafferty Gary Smith* Turkey Foot Middle Tyler Hardtke Mark Adkins Brandon Alverson Ryan Antone Patrick Bailey Benjamin Brauch Adam Bross Kevin Groll Jonathan Harrison Alex Herdeman William Imhoff Vincent Kampel Charles Kelly Thomas C. Klusman Jack Martini Jacob Moore Connor Moulden Matthew Murphy Alec Niehauser Zachary Reid Alex Riestenberg Stephen Robben Benjamin Scheiner Daniel Schwarz Nolan Seithel John Siegmundt On March 13, 2008, twenty-five members of the Class of 2012 were welcomed into the Honors Program. This unique program, only in its second year, focuses on academic excellence, leadership, team unity and commu- nity outreach while preparing the students for life beyond Elder.<br><br> Join us at Elder where... Mark your Calendar for the following events: Open House Sunday Oct. 26 12:00pm - 3:00pm Placement Exam Saturday Nov.<br><br> 22 8:00am For more information, contact Mrs. Maureen Regan in the Admissions Office at 921-3744 ext. 3420.<br><br> never tradition g r a d u a t e s Elder/Seton Luau July 2007 Open House 2007 School News: Graduation School News Class of 2008 Baccalaureate & Graduation 11 A W A R D S S T U D E N T VALEDICTORIAN (left) THOMAS MINNING SALUTATORIAN NATHAN MENDEL The process of going to college has changed dramatically in the last decade. There are more people applying to college now than ever before and the general public is more aware of the steps in finding, getting into and paying for the right school. The population, economy, internet access, and an expanding industry of college-related products and services are just a few of the reasons for this increase.<br><br> In this time of rising competition and the growing fascination with cgetting into the right college, d Elder, more than ever, focuses on preparing our graduates to attend the college that offers the best fit for them as a student. We continue to work hard every day to personalize the process for our students and parents so that they have many good options available to them and that upon their final decision they know exactly why they chose a specific school and/or major. Through the academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, our faculty and staff introduce the students to the world outside that awaits them, while providing the support and guidance they need to discover all that is inside of them.<br><br> This combination of mental, spiritual and physical exercises prepares our young men to find success in their lives beyond Elder. Celebrate with us all that the members of the Class of 2008 have achieved in their time at 3900 Vincent Avenue and join us in wishing them well as they go off to change the world. Altiora!<br><br> Sean Kelley 987 College & Career Coordinator The Archbishop Elder Memorial Award, Elder 9s highest award, is presented to Steven E. Hengehold Archbishop Elder Memorial Award (Elder 9s highest award): STEVEN E. HENGEHOLD To the student who best exemplifies the type of graduate Elder aims to develop.<br><br> Distinguished Service Award: IAN F. McLAUGHLIN To the student who was outstanding in his service to the Elder Community. Rev.<br><br> Ralph C. Bange Memorial Award: NATHAN T. MENDEL To the student who was outstanding in the use of his talents both in class and extracurriculars.<br><br> Christian Life Award: JOSEPH M. HEMSINK To the student who, by his actions, has lived the principles that Jesus taught. Leadership Award: ERIC P.<br><br> KELLY To the student who was outstanding in his positive leadership at Elder. 13 Class of 2008 Congratulations to the following young men, many of whom received scholarships. *Scholarship recipients are denoted with an asterisk.<br><br> School News School News: Graduation Clayton W. Adams* Nicholas J. Allgeyer* John M.<br><br> Andriacco Eric C. Argento Joshua S. Asman Nicholas J.<br><br> Auer Joel D. Autenrieb Mitchell C. Backscheider Thomas P.<br><br> Baker* Anthony M. Baldrick* Joseph R. Baxter Michael L.<br><br> Beckman* Daniel J. Belperio Joshua M. Bengert* Eric M.<br><br> Berding Jacob M. Yetter-Berndsen* Alex M. Bertke* Richard D.<br><br> Birkofer Charles W. Bond Matthew D. Book* Matthew J.<br><br> Brannon* Joseph L. Brauch* Mark C. Bredestege* Matthew P.<br><br> Breen* Michael A. Brinck* Nicholas S. Brown Joseph S.<br><br> Broxterman Sean T. Burgoon* Craig J. Burke Stephon D.<br><br> Burnam* Ryan S. Burns Thomas J. Buster Michael P.<br><br> Butler* Edward T. Cable Daniel J. Caine Matthew T.<br><br> Caminiti* Matthew R. Carroll Daniel J. Carvitti* Michael M.<br><br> Cason Eric J. Chastang Nicholas V. Chouteau Matthew T.<br><br> Clarke Daniel E. Cole* Benjamin J. Combs* Jeremy M.<br><br> Combs Keith R. Compton* Patrick R. Conners Jr.* Gregory E.<br><br> Cook Christopher D. Corbett* Andrew K. Cornuelle* Daniel J.<br><br> Cremering Mitchell T. Cucinotta* Thomas A. Delaney* Douglas J.<br><br> DePaoli* David M. Doll Christopher W. Doran* Tyler J.<br><br> Duwel Timothy M. Eilerman* Drew A. Ernst* Kevin P.<br><br> Eveslage Joseph N. Fanning Joel D. Feist* John Z.<br><br> Fettig Samuel C. Fisher* Scott W. Fisher Gregory A.<br><br> Fluegemann Robert M. Fohl* Shawn M. Ford* Kyle S.<br><br> Foster* Lawrence M. Foster Jaime J. Freudiger Nicholas R.<br><br> Furniss* Kyle P. Gardner* Mark A. Gates* Joshua M.<br><br> Giacin* Erik T. Gillespie* Matthew T. Giovanetti Ross C.<br><br> Glandorf* Jacob L. Goff Scott S. Goldschmidt Nathaniel Q.<br><br> Goodrich* Dominic A. Gorrasi Andrew J. Gramke Zachary H.<br><br> Grawe John J. Groene* James A. Grogan* Zachary J.<br><br> Hacker* James M. Hafner* Keith R. Hamberg* Brett A.<br><br> Hambrick Marcus S. Hanrahan Alexander M. Haring* Kyle J.<br><br> Heidel Jordan J. Heiskell Joseph M. Hemsink Steven E.<br><br> Hengehold* Dominic A. Hering Benjamin E. Hetzel Andrew J.<br><br> Hetzer* Alexander P. Hickey Jay D. Hicks Jr.<br><br> Timothy J. Higgins* Matthew N. Hoelmer Matthew T.<br><br> Hofmeyer Kevin M. Holmes Luke F. Hopkins David L.<br><br> Hurley* David C. Isfort* Brandon J. Jackson Matthew A.<br><br> Jackson* Kenneth N. James* Ryan T. Jameson Patrick M.<br><br> Jandron Edward R. Jaspers II Fredrick M. Jeannet Jr.<br><br> Michael Jennings Alexander T. Jones* Joseph M. Jones* Ryan K.<br><br> Jump Michael J. Kappa* Eric P. Kelly* Patrick M.<br><br> Kernen* Kirk N. Kloepfer Adam W. Knox Jeffrey T.<br><br> Kollmann John H. Konerman III* Keith R. Kreidenweis* Miles C.<br><br> Lacey Adam M. Laib Patrick A. Lammers Scott M.<br><br> Lammers Jr. Joseph J. Langen* Scott T.<br><br> Lape Devin T. Leach Timothy D. Lee John E.<br><br> Leesman Kevin Wei-Yang Lin Eric R. Linneman* Marlon L. Lipscomb* Daniel P.<br><br> Lockwood Eric A. B. Louderback* Douglas S.<br><br> Luebbe Nicholas J. Macaluso* Jeffrey J. Madar* Michael F.<br><br> Madden* Robert J. Malone Thomas S. Mann Joseph J.<br><br> Martin* Lee G. Maurer* Nicholas J. McDonald* Ryan A.<br><br> McKenzie Ian F. McLaughlin* Andrew L. Medberry Nicholas S.<br><br> Meiners* Nathan T. Mendel* Kevin R. Merk* Keith R.<br><br> Messerle Curtis A. Metz* Alex C. Meyer* Anthony P.<br><br> Meyer* Douglas J. Meyer* Joseph A. Meyer* Thomas G.<br><br> Middendorf Zachary J. Mills* Thomas S. Minning* Brandon R.<br><br> Modafari* Scott A. Mohs Tate M. Molnar Timothy M.<br><br> Moore* Mark D. Muenchen Patrick M. Mulligan* Michael T.<br><br> Murphy Kevin A. Mussman Michael C. Nastold* Jason J.<br><br> Neiheisel Clayton Z. Nelson Alexander T. Nguyen Jonathan Vu Nguyen Joseph Thanh Nguyen Curtis M.<br><br> Nichting Jeremy K. Niehe Derek M. Nixon Nicholas J.<br><br> Olthaus Kevin S. Orloff* Kyle A. Oswald Richard A.<br><br> Otis Jr.* Steven J. Panzeca Aaron M. Peterson Joshua B.<br><br> Phelps Anthony M. Pope Timothy J. Pope Thomas W.<br><br> Pretty Jr.* Timothy C. Ratterman* Andrew W. Rebholz* Daniel P.<br><br> Reilly Mitchell J. Reilly* Justin P. Riley* Ryan A.<br><br> Rinck Ryan M. Roettker Parrish M. Rolf* Donald M.<br><br> Rolfes* Michael C. Rowekamp Joshua M. Ruberg Kyle D.<br><br> Rudolph* Tyler R. Runk* Kyle J. Ryan Simon A.<br><br> Saab Adam R. Saddler Thomas F. Sagers Maxwell C.<br><br> Sample Craig J. Schafer Kyle G. Schenkel* Michael L.<br><br> Schmees* Peter W. Schock Anthony J. Schwarz Thomas M.<br><br> Schwarz Glen W. Selby* Nicholas M. Sexton* Craig M.<br><br> Sherrill Douglas S. Sherrill Joseph R. Sizemore* Benjamin C.<br><br> Smith Kyle T. Smith* Jacob R. Sommerkamp Daniel J.<br><br> Stagge Joseph M. Stalf Jason D. Strunk* Nicholas R.<br><br> Sulken Thomas C. Taney Jacob L. Taylor Benjamin F.<br><br> Tepe Jonathan P. Tepe* Kevin L. Terhar* Zachary B.<br><br> Tonnis* Alexander M. Trimpe Christopher C. Tscheiner Thomas J.<br><br> Turchiano James R. Tuttle Bryan M. Twilling* Jeffrey M.<br><br> Vater Dustin M. Voet* Timothy A. Vogelsang* Jay R.<br><br> Volker* Ryan R. Volpenhein Christopher M. Walpole Justin R.<br><br> Walpole Michael R. Walsh* Michael D. Webber Paul G.<br><br> Weil II* Zachary D. Welage* Zachary W. Welborne* Austin J.<br><br> Welch Andrew V. Wessels Craig A. Wessels Scott J.<br><br> Whelen* Zachary Thomas Wenstrup White Zachary S. Wilke* Larry Alan Williams Matthew T. Williams* Richard E.<br><br> Witsken Michael Z. Woessner Joshua M. Woeste Kevin M.<br><br> Wolber Zachary S. Wray Joseph L. Yocum Justin D.<br><br> Zureick When Elder students begin thinking about college, typically they consider schools such as Ohio State, Xavier and UC. However, in more recent years, interest in southern schools has increased. This year, fifteen students applied to University of South Carolina and five have chosen to attend.<br><br> South Carolina may seem like a random choice, but there are aspects that made the school stand out to the five. cI liked the Honors College, d said Steve Hengehold . cI could be in small classes while enjoying a big school kind of atmosphere for football games and other things like that. d Zach Welage agreed and added a couple of reasons of his own for choosing the school.<br><br> cI 9ve been visiting South Carolina since I was a little kid so it has always been a college I 9ve wanted to attend. South Carolina has always been a part of my life and will continue to be. d All five have received scholarships to attend the school. Eric Kelly plans to major in civil engineering while Welage and Alex Jones will pursue degrees to prepare them for medical school.<br><br> Kyle Gardner and Hengehold will study business. When they move to campus in mid-August, they will join Joe Merschbach 907 who is already there. Carolina on The Mind for Five Seniors Adapted from an article in the Purple Quill by Matt Caminiti and Patrick Mulligan 808 Front row: Steve Hengehold, Zach Welage and Eric Kelly Back row: Kyle Gardner and Alex Jones cTheyaresuc ac grou .Theyeve race to the water fountain! d 15 School News: Athletics Coach Sean Tierney 996 knew it when they were freshmen.<br><br> He could see the skill, the teamwork, the desire, the Heart. The season record was an undefeated 29-0 . According to one website, they are ranked #2 in the country.<br><br> Craig Wessels 908 was named Ohio Player of the Year and 1st team All-State. His twin brother, Andrew 908 , was named 2nd team. Alex Bertke 90 received Honorable Mention.<br><br> Tierney was Coach of the Year. Tieney says days after the loss last year, the boys were back in the weight room at 6:30 AM with Coach Bianco. They were already focusing on next year.<br><br> cThey are such a competitive group, d says Tierney. cThey even race to the water fountain! d They proved him right beating St. Xavier in the state championship in June and earning the third state volleyball title for Elder.<br><br> And sweetening the victory was the fact that Coach Tierney was with them after successfully recovering from heart transplant surgery last year. It has been two years of challenges and victories for the volleyball program. In December, 2006, Tierney was hospitalized after a metabolic disorder destroyed his heart.<br><br> He turned over varsity coaching responsibilities to Joe Bianco 997 and Mike Wauligman 900 as he waited for a new heart. Tierney had a transplant in January, 2007, and when he was able, returned to watch the team practice and attend games, all the while wearing a mask as his immune system was compromised from the surgery. Bianco and Wauligman did a great job leading the team to the state final.<br><br> Unfortunately, they lost to Moeller in five hard-fought games. Certainly the team had a goal of winning the state championship this year, but that was not THE goal. Tierney explained to the guys that THE goal was to work on ctoday. d If you focused on becoming better every day with every practice and every game, then it would lead you to where you wanted to go, and that is just what happened.<br><br> All season, it was a team effort. cWe were very balanced, d said Tierney. During the state championship, senior Tony Baldrick played a huge role playing his best match of the year.<br><br> Eric Kelly 908 , an expected starter for the Panthers early on, broke his thumb during drills before the first game. He made it back to play in the second-to-last game of the regular season. Although his disappointment must have been great, it did not show.<br><br> cHe showed incredible leadership, d compliments Tierney. Kelly 9s positive attitude earned him the Mr. ZIP award for zeal, inspiration and perseverance.<br><br> Congratulations to the players, their families and coaches Tierney, Wauligman, Bianco and John Seaton 996. And for the record, the players are already in the weight room preparing for next season. Gotta Have Heart School News you 17 School News: Athletics 2008-2009 will mark a milestone for Elder as several of the original hopes for the Panther Athletic Complex are realized& " Soccer now has a regulation field with seating for over 800 spectators.<br><br> " An 8-lane track, the first in our history, surrounds the soccer field. " Both venues are lighted for evening competition. " A Division I baseball field is in with dugouts and batting cages.<br><br> Not since the 1930 9s when baseball was played on the rocky area that eventually became Elder Stadium have Elder teams enjoyed a field that was truly theirs. " Five tennis courts 3 purple with white lines 3 have been constructed including lights for evening matches. Most of the finishing touches on the above were made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.<br><br> Recall that in the spring of 2007, Elder was presented with a $2 million gift with these stipulations: $1 million was to go to the Elder Staff Enrichment Fund in the form of an endowment and the other half was an investment in work underway at the PAC. We had the plan, we just did not have the money to make it happen 4until then. Area athletes will begin using the facility this fall.<br><br> However, there are other projects that were part of the original plan that have yet to be accomplished, primarily the completion of the baseball stadium. While the field, dugouts and other related amenities are operational, the permanent seating for 500+ spectators remains on the drawing board. The expense for seating is roughly $900,000 and is one of the components of the Passport to Elder 9s Future campaign now underway.<br><br> As soon as funding is in place, the baseball stadium will be constructed and become a fitting home for the team with the most (12) Ohio state baseball championship trophies! I want to thank all who share the dream. And if you are in a position to help us complete the dream, I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you.<br><br> Tom Otten 964 Principal School News Panther Athletic Complex (PAC) Update Seniors Anthony Meyer and Tom Pretty have accepted athletic grants for next year. Meyer will attend Northern Kentucky University to play soccer. State champ, Pretty, will attend Campbellsville University, also in Kentucky, to wrestle.<br><br> FOR CLOSE TO FORTY YEARS, MIKE BOEING 974 HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN ELDER TRACK. HE PARTICIPATED FIRST AS A STUDENT AND THEN AS A COACH FOR THE LAST TWENTY-NINE. NOW HE PASSES THE BATON TO BRIAN FLAHERTY 992.<br><br> AS A PHYSIOLOGY TEACHER, YOU MAY REMEMBER SOME OF BOEING 9S FAVORITE SAYINGS SUCH AS cTHAT 9S PHYSIOLOGICAL d AND cMIGHTY MITOCHONDRIA. d BOEING WILL CONTINUE TEACHING. HIS FIRST YEAR AT ELDER, BOEING WAS FRESHMAN TRACK COACH. HE LED THE TEAM TO A GCL VICTORY.<br><br> HE TOOK OVER HEAD COACHING RESPONSIBILITIES IN 2000 FROM STEVE SPENCER. DURING BOEING 9S TENURE, TIM ROA 903 WAS STATE POLE VAULT CHAMPION. HE IS ELDER 9S ONLY TRACK STATE CHAMP.<br><br> OTHER ATHLETES HE 9S COACHED THAT WENT TO STATE INCLUDE HIGH JUMPERS DAVE RAPIEN 990 (6TH), JASON KIMBLE 991 (2ND) AND NICK ACKERMAN 902 ; AND HURDLERS MARC BLOEMKER 994 (4TH) IN THE 300 METER HURDLES AND JIM RAMSTETTER 900 IN THE 110 METER HIGH HURDLES. BOEING PLANS TO STAY INVOLVED WITH THE PROGRAM WORKING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELDER 9S OWN TRACK AND FIELD FACILITY AT THE PAC. A T H L E T I C G R A N T S E L D E R T R A C K Coach Boeing Passes the Baton to Coach Flaherty Adapted from an article in the Purple Quill by Scott Fisher 808 This Baton has been cpassed d by the Elder track team for over 30 years.<br><br> Anthony Meyer Tom Pretty Development Development: News 35 by Toby Heile Director of Development & Planned Giving Continuing Elder 9s Mission Through Estate Planning Over one hundred individuals and couples have shared with us their decision to make provisions in their estate plans for a deferred gift to Elder. These include the following types of gifts: bequest of cash, securities, personal or real property, life insurance or trusts including charitable remainder, annuity or lead trusts. Proceeds from these gifts are used as donors instruct or applied to endowment, tuition grants or other needs of the school.<br><br> Not all share their exact plans with Elder but collectively this information helps us to better chart Elder 9s financial future. Planned gifts may also be earmarked for The Altiora Fund , an independent 501(c)(3) financial fund created for the sole purpose of supporting Elder. If creating or amending a will or trust that you wish to earmark assets to The Altiora Fund , please contact Toby Heile for specific instructions.<br><br> As always we recommend that donors consult with personal attorneys/ financial advisors when creating or amending estate planning documents. We welcome and encourage commit- ted grads and friends to membership in the Fr. Schmitt Society , named after Elder 9s first principal Rev.<br><br> William G. Schmitt. If you have made some provi- sion in your estate plans for Elder, we would appreciate knowing this informa- tion.<br><br> Contact Toby Heile (513) 921-3744 ext. 3410 or email@example.com. All information will be held in strict confidence.<br><br> Sometimes this is best exemplified by those graduates who moved away from Cincinnati many years ago, raised a family physically removed from Elder but always maintained a closeness in spirit and allegiance. Edward (Ned) Kelley , class of 1934, was one such grad who left Cincinnati many years ago. He and his wife Celeste had five children who definitely were cindoctrinated d by Ned into the Elder traditions of integrity and service.<br><br> When visiting Cincinnati they would often stop by to say hello and Ed was always proud to show off his alma mater. Ned 9s generosity and loyalty were unwavering and the distance from Elder didn 9t keep the Kelleys from directing a portion of their estate to Elder upon their death. He and Celeste joined Elder 9s planned giving program (Fr.<br><br> Schmitt Society) in 1996 and Celeste died during the 1998-1999 school year. This past February a heart failure sidelined Ned and took his life on February 24. His oldest son John called me shortly thereafter announcing his father 9s death.<br><br> He said family members were so proud of their father 9s association with Elder that they wanted to travel from the Detroit, Michigan area to present first hand their parents 9 bequest. And so on May 16, three sons, Mark, John and Tom traveled to Cincinnati, toured the school and were treated to a Price Hill Skyline Chili lunch before their departure. But, as eldest son John said, cKnowing Dad 9s love for Elder we wanted to personally deliver the proceeds from his veteran 9s life insurance policies to Tom Otten d.<br><br> The siblings also requested that the insurance proceeds be used to create a permanent scholarship in honor of their parents, and so we are proud to announce their new fund, The Ned & Celeste Kelley Memorial Scholarship. This is but one of countless examples of the love and service felt in the Elder Family. As we send off Elder 9s 86th graduating class they go forth in the Elder tradition readied to serve others, just as Ned Kelley and others, and do their part to help this great school continue and flourish in its mission of Catholic education.<br><br> A Closeness in Spirit and Allegiance Most of us understand the feeling of being part of the Elder Family, but it is indeed hard to put into words because of the many unique traditions and spirit in the history of this school. What is the Passport Campaign? This school year looks to be as exciting as any I have experienced since arriving as a freshman in 1960.<br><br> A number of initiatives begun over the past twenty-four months are now beginning to mature, bear fruit and show great promise. And it is all possible because the Elder Family came to the table to discuss our school 9s future. Hundreds of prospective and current parents were surveyed about what was most important for their sons 9 education.<br><br> Many participated in extended conversa- tions with alumni, faculty and friends about the challenges facing Elder. The responses were evaluated and cAnswers d were disseminated as Elder 9s Passport to a Secure Future. The insights were honest and straightforward.<br><br> The high priority items were immediately addressed. In these two short years, the suggestions made by the Elder Family in The Passport are impacting our school in the best of ways! We have worked to: protect and project the school 9s Catholic identity improve academics including the creation of the Honors Program and the hiring of a Curriculum Director, Patrick Tucker expand the services of the guidance department such as hiring a College & Career Coordinator (see Sean Kelley 9s 987 article on pg.<br><br> 10) be aware of safety issues build the endowments for student financial aid and faculty development expand the campus adopt technology that will improve instruction and learning maintain a sound financial foundation Many have invested much more than their time and treasure 3 they have invested themselves, their ideas and ideals in Elder 9s future. The school has always been a reflection of the hopes, dreams and expectations of the Elder Family and it remains so today. The financial goals of the Passport Campaign are more ambitious than any in our school 9s past.<br><br> The ultimate goal is to build endowment for a secure financial future. To date, our outreach to the Elder Family has resulted in over $4.5 million in commit- ments to fund many of the cAnswers. d Endowment goals are often met through estate planning gifts such as trusts, bequests and life income vehicles which is why Elder is particularly stressing planned giving. Over the next months, in this publica- tion and others, you will be hearing more about the Passport Campaign and how you can specifically be of assistance.<br><br> As has been Elder 9s history 3 past and present 3 those who care about Elder will answer the call. We knew when we set out on this journey, with Passport in hand, that the exciting part would be traveling together. I am grateful for your company.<br><br> Altiora! Strive for the Higher Things! Tom Otten 964 Alumni: News Carrie Janszen , daughter of Jo Ann and the late Bill Janszen 959 , was married on May 10.<br><br> Frank Fiorino 959 (far left) walked Carrie down the aisle. Frank and Carrie were photographed in the Pit with Denny Hogan and Barry Bucher (far right), classmates and good friends of Bill. The Hamilton County Sports Hall of Fame inducted Paul Weidner 963 in May.<br><br> Paul begins his twenty-third year officiating as a head linesman in the NFL. U.S. Rep.<br><br> Steven Chabot honored Terry Baker 965 for his forty years of service to the Delhi Township fire department. Baker retired in January, 2008. Mark Stepaniak 973 , a partner in the Labor and Employment Department at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, has recently accepted two board appointments.<br><br> He will serve as VP on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Social Services of Southwestern Ohio and is on the Board of Directors, Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Trailblazer Award was presented to Tim Perrino 974 for his work in Cincinnati theater. Perrino founded Cincinnati Young People 9s Theatre (CYPT) in 1982.<br><br> In 2001, CYPT purchased Covedale Theater on Glenway. It was renovated and reopened in 2002. Perrino also oversaw renovations of the Showboat Majestic.<br><br> Over 48,000 saw productions at Covedale, the Showboat Majestic and CYPT last season. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers awarded Dan Monk 979 the 2007 cBest Enterprise d story award for his collaboration on the story cDark Side of Progress. d The story covered the financial challenges at the University of Cincinnati. Tim McLean 984 ran the Great Wall Mara- thon on May 17.<br><br> cIt was the toughest race I ever experienced, and I was happy to bring the purple and white to China. d Tim is referring to the t-shirt Tom Reiring 988 sent him to wear during the race. Michael Mercurio 986 has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the San Diego Assn of Realtors (SDAR). He is SDAR 9s top executive officer.<br><br> Mercurio holds a BA in Business Administration from UC and a JD from Northern Kentucky University. Eight years ago, David Striet 987 , and other former Channel 12 co-workers, began I & Eye Productions. It has become one of the fastest-growing private companies in Greater Cincinnati.<br><br> I & Eye Productions focuses on advertising production and corporate communications. Visit their website at iandeye.com. Under the leadership of first year coach, Eric Toth 989 , Xavier University 9s men 9s tennis team won its first A-10 title and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.<br><br> Toth also was named 2008 A-10 Coach of the Year. Paul Otten 990 has been promoted to assistant superintendent of the Fairfield City Schools. Otten received his BA from Wittenberg and MEd from XU.<br><br> Kurt Leuenberger, Jr., MD 992 works with Hospice of Cincinnati through the Western Hills Impatient Care Center. He received his medical degree from OSU and completed his residency at UC and a fellowship at OSU. His specialty is Medical Oncology and Hematology.<br><br> Alumni Alumni N E W S 50 19 s 60 19 s 80 19 s 70 19 s 37 Robert A. Partridge 930 April 30 Henry Ransick 932 Dec. 13 Edward J.<br><br> Kelley 934 Feb. 24 Rev. Herman Kenning 936 May 8 Theodore G.<br><br> Hagen 940 Mar. 21 Frank H. Korte 942 Mar.<br><br> 15 Leonard J. Wernke 942 Mar. 16 Eugene Wanninger 942 May 10 Thomas James 943 June 23 William J.<br><br> Fox 945 Mar. 14 Clement J. Luken 945 April 26 Robert Feist 946 April 7 Anthony E.<br><br> Schmidt 946 April 20 John P. Kirby 946 May 25 Donald Jansen 947 June 28 Robert J. Zahneis 948 April 4 Albert J.<br><br> Minges 948 May 2 Robert D. Hamberg 948 May 5 Roger E. Niklas 948 May 16 Thomas Hoh 951 April 29 Thomas K.<br><br> Miller 951 May 22 Leonard Wirtz 952 Mar. 16 James Brunsman 952 Mar. 25 Daniel J.<br><br> Finley 953 April 15 Richard Brady 954 June 5 Ed Bihn 956 Mar. 10 Stanley J. Riestenberg 956 April 18 Jan Brockhoff 959 Mar.<br><br> 10 Jim Merkhofer 960 Mar. 17 Jim Finley 961 Dec. 15 John A.<br><br> Skelly 961 May 14 Joseph L. Krizsa 962 April 27 James R. Avey 963 June 24 Michael E.<br><br> Sharkey 967 June 8 Stephen J. Finnegan 969 Feb. 18 Timothy E.<br><br> Fay 969 April 20 Charles W. Ratterman 969 May 25 James G. Billow 974 Mar.<br><br> 12 John A. Jaspers 975 Jan. 24 C.<br><br> Raymond Dick 998 May 18 In Memoriam 90 19 s continued on page 38 Alumni Alumni: News Alumni: News Michael A. Blum 995 was awarded the Blue Chip Access Award for his feature on Peter Frampton 9s performance of Peter and the Wolf for the Kenton County Library. He lives in Delhi with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, McKenzie .<br><br> Scott Rahm 899 is deployed to the Gulf. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Daniel Burt 900 is deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S.<br><br> Army and proudly serving in Iraq. Contact Daniel at email@example.com. Life may be no less dangerous, but it has become better organized for thousands of troops in Iraq after Andrew Bengel 903 redesigned existing military software so commanders can keep better track of those under their watch.<br><br> For his work, Spc. Bengel was honored with the Army Achievement Medal, a Meritorious Mast Award from the U.S. Marine Corps and has been nominated as Adjutant General Corps soldier of the year.<br><br> Bengel credits his love of programming to Dave Rapien 990 . Rapien teaches an AP computer science course at Elder, and many of the basic skills Bengel used in updating the DTAS were learned there. Bengel completed his deployment in September of 2007 and currently is completing his studies in computer science and programming at Wright State University.<br><br> Gene Harbstreit 903 is a licensed electrician and working toward his electromechanical engineering degree. Lister Zichawo 904 was accepted into medical school at St. George 9s University in Grenada.<br><br> Ray Hughes 905 was promoted to Lance Corporal in November 2007, less than a year after he entered the service. Currently, he is serving in Iraq. Brian Rapien 905 , a member of UC 9s Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, is president of the UC Greek Week Executive Board.<br><br> Rapien is an operations management major and Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Scholar. He is involved in Student Government and serves as associate vice president of Community Relations.<br><br> Rapien is also a member of the Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity, UC College Republicans, and the Russian Culture Club. As a Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Scholar, an experience for students who have demonstrated excellence in academics and leadership, he will participate in a study abroad experience in Europe this summer with fellow Lindner Honors-PLUS scholars.<br><br> LCpl Jacob Gunn 906 writes that he 9s seen many places during the two years he 9s been in the service including Kuwait, Iraq, Africa, Australia and Singapore. Contact him at GunnJR@11meu.usmc.mil. Todd Reed 907 was promoted to Lance Corporal in Feb.<br><br> 2008 after eight months of service. He currently resides in Cherry Point, NC with the Air Supply Division. 39 00 20 s Gutzwiller receives XU 9s First Magis Award Jerome cJay d Gutzwiller, Jr.<br><br> 994 was awarded Xavier University's Magis Award by Rev. Michael Graham, S.J., president. The award, presented for the first time, recognizes an XU undergraduate who, within fifteen years after graduation, has achieved a high degree of excellence in work and embodies Jesuit morals and ethical values in his or her life.<br><br> Gutzwiller 9s first exposure to Latin America came from pursuing Spanish and Latin American Studies at XU. He spent a semester in Nicaragua as part of a service learning trip. These experiences led him to work in several Latin and South American countries.<br><br> Most recently, he worked for a private contractor in Lima, Peru where he served as operations manager for the US Agency of International Development's $51 million poverty reduction and alleviation project. Since graduation from XU, he has interned in the Washington Office on Latin America and Amnesty International while taking graduate courses in peace and conflict resolution at America University. He met his wife, Rosalinda, while working with Crispaz - Christians for Peace - in El Salvador.<br><br> Rep. Steve Chabot Thanks Elder This past spring, seniors Ben Combs and Matt Brannon , with the assistance of Tom Reiring 988 , collected items to send in care packages to Elder alums in Iraq. Rep.<br><br> Steve Chabot acknowledged their efforts on the floor of the House of Representatives on February 27, 2008. Chabot visited Elder in May to present Tom Otten with a copy of the Congressional Record and a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.<br><br> To read Chabot 9s address, search Congressional Record H1137. Chris Harper 892 was a recipient of one of the care packages. His mother, Barbara Harper, sent Elder an email acknowledging receipt.<br><br> She had this update to share: Chris has been serving on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier on his second deployment in the past fourteen months. He was supposed to be home for shore duty after he visited his family in June, however he was deployed again with the DEA. This is the fourth deployment in five years.<br><br> Please pray for Chris, Tammi and their daughters. ? what 9s new with You Just moved?<br><br> Recently married? New addition to the family? Great job?<br><br> E-mail Maureen Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org ...embodies Jesuit morals and ethical values in his or her life. Bengel (top left) with members of the Ohio Army National Guard 437th Personnel Service Detachment Unit. Alumni: Class Dates & Reunions Visit the Alumni page at www.elderhs.org to keep up-to-date on Alumni events and reunion information.<br><br> Above: Dave Martini 970 owner of Cruise Holidays presents Tom Otten 964 and Joe Acito 963 with a check. class dates reunions & Alumni 41 CLASS OF 943 meets at Price Hill Chili on the third Monday of every month at 11:30. Call Lee Meyers (574-1797).<br><br> CLASS OF 944 meets for breakfast at Price Hill Chili on the first Thursday of every month. Call Ron Koch (661-3396). CLASS OF 945 meets at Western Hills Country Club on the second Friday of every month at noon.<br><br> Call Joe Book (451-7580). CLASS OF 946 meets for lunch at Ron 9s Roost on the first Monday of the month at noon. If a holiday falls on that day, the meeting will be held on the following Tuesday.<br><br> On the second Monday they meet at St. Teresa for 8:30 Mass, followed by breakfast for grads and spouses. Call Walt Butler (941-8356).<br><br> CLASS OF 947 Call Don Ruberg (661-3686). CLASS OF 948 Call Bill Driehaus (922-8447). Class reunion on September 12 for Elder/LaSalle football game.<br><br> Stag following. Mass at St. Lawrence Church on Septem- ber 13 at 4:30 PM.<br><br> Buffet dinner following at Receptions. CLASS OF 949 meets at Take 5 on Harrison Avenue on the fourth Friday of every month at 11:30. Call Glenn Laib (347-7139).<br><br> CLASS OF 950 meets on the third Friday of January, April, July and October at Dante 9s at noon. Call Bob Frolicher (941-4513), Larry Averbeck (598-5371) or Joe Grady (451-1233). CLASS OF 951 meets at Price Hill Chili for lunch on the first Wednesday of the month.<br><br> CLASS OF 952 meets at Deer Run Country Club on the first Thursday of every month at 11:30. Call Jay Siegmundt (922-2331). CLASS OF 953 meets at Champions Bar and Grill on the first Thursday of every month.<br><br> Call Tom Kelley (922-6290). CLASS OF 954 meets at the Round Table Restaurant (30 S. Main St.<br><br> in Cleves) on the third Friday of every month at noon. Call Don Huber (467-1920). CLASS OF 955 Call Ken Gilkey (941-3113) or Larry Tietmeyer (812-537-9557).<br><br> CLASS OF 956 Call Tom Sullivan (451-9164) or Tom Davoran (471-8817). CLASS OF 957 meets at Abby 9s (old Watermill) on Harrison Avenue on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30. Call Paul<br><br>