Alumni News

OCTOBER 17, 2017
Maura (Gettler) Korn (`04) is currently the Director of Admissions at Elder High School.  She graduated from McAuley High School in 2008 and Thomas More College in 2012.

The poster for McAuley’s presentation of Ramona Quimby was designed by Elizabeth Riedel ( ’14). The student pictrued on the poster is Emily Girmann (‘16).


La Salle Drama will be presenting the musical The Addams Family at La Salle High School. Congratulations to the alumni in the musical: Bryan Barry as Lurch ('14), Gabrielle Mouch ('15) as Alice, Ben Reeder ('17) as Pugsley, Kristin Elchynski ('14), Morgan Quattrone ('14), Cierra Blakeman ('16), and Jonathan Crase ('17) as Ancestors, Bradley Kramer ('16), Nicholas Stewart ('16), and Michael Hartig ('16) are part of crew. Show dates are Thursday, October 19 at 7:30, Saturday, October 21 at 3:00 & 8:30 & Sunday, October 22. at 3:00. Each show will be themed. For more information and tickets please visit   

Abby Krieger (‘14) and Kelly Kiganda (’14) are featured on one of the new Mercy McAuley billboards.

Green Township enlisted several new firefighters and met with St. James graduate Triffon Callos (‘96), Green Township’s Trustee.

Jordan Zulli (`14) and Ilyana Dennis (`14) received personal acceptance letters to Thomas More College from the college’s president, Dave Armstrong.  Click here for the story on Channel 12.    

Natalie Mouch (`13) was one of the 36 students from Saint Ursula Academy to be named an AP Scholar for 2017.  Natalie was named an AP Scholar with Distinction.  This is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is run by College Board (the makers of the SAT) and allows students to take courses in high school that can earn college credit and/or qualify them for more advanced classes in college. The College Board grants AP Scholar Awards to recognize the high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through their AP courses and exams. 

Danielle Mouch (‘12) spent her summer as a live performer at Coney Island. She was a singer/dancer in 6 to 8 shows daily. She recently signed a contract to be a vocalist with a three women a cappela group this winter for Kings Island Winterfest. She is a sophomore music theatre major at Ohio Northern University.

The Class of 1997 held their twenty-year reunion recently.  The reunion group donated $460 to St. James School in memory of their classmates Matthew Graf, Mark Ruter, and Jill Hungler.  We are grateful for their gift! 

Sarah Markey (Rothan ‘04) has filled the St. James 2nd grade teacher position!

St. James has more students attending St. Xavier High School currently than any other elementary school.  

Abby Koenig (‘13) earned a Gold Medal in the National Scholastics Art & Writing Awards competition for her ceramics piece titled “Melting Pots”.  She was presented with her medal in Carnegie Hall in June and the piece will be on tour for the next two years.  Abby is currently attending the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program for industrial design. Below is a piece on display in Manhattan. Great work Abby!

LaSalle seniors quarterback Griffin Merritt (‘14) and defensive back Sam Hildebrand (’14) are noted as key players for the 2017 football season. Good luck competing for another GCL South title and a fourth straight state championship!

AUGUST 29, 2017 NEWS
Congratulations to Hannah Smith (’13), on being named McAuley High School’s 2017 Valedictorian.  Hannah was also recognized by the 6th division of the Ohio District Kiwanis for her academic achievement, dedication to community, and involvement in extra-curricular accomplishments.  Hannah will attend Ohio University in the fall to study business and psychology.  We wish her the very best!

Brennan Schrand (‘13) and David Orth (‘13) have been named to La Salle High School’s Academic Top 10 of the class of 2017.  Both young men are attending the University of Cincinnati.  Schrand will be studying business marketing while Orth will major in environmental engineering.  Good luck!

Dress for Success Cincinnati hosted a fashion show fundraiser which took place at the Clovernook Country Club on August 9th and both Emma Helwig (‘16) and Aimee Heinecke (‘15) modeled  fashions from Portaluca Boutique. 

Caroline Kinney (‘14) and Leah Jungkunz (‘15) both attended the St. Vincent de Paul Immersion Retreat.  The girls hosted a cookout on the West End, connect with participants from the Boys & Girls Club, pulled weeds and assisted shoppers at the St. Vincent de Paul Choice Pantry.

Sydney Jung (‘09) and Emma Brunst (‘14) participated in a service trip to Jamaica, where they served children at the St. John Bosco Center for boys in the town of Mandeville. 

Elena Kluener (’13),  Hanna Creighton (’14), Ashley Hartig (’14), Lily Clark (’14), Nicole Armbruster (’13), Katlyn Havlin (’15), and Brooke Ryan (’14) participated in a summer service trip to Kissimmee, Florida at the Give Kids the World Village. 

McAuley junior, Riley Bernhardt (‘15), has been highlighted in the Enquirer as a returning varsity member of the McAuley golf team.  Good luck with your season!

Griffin Merritt (`14) gave a verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati baseball program.  Griffin is a senior first baseman/outfielder at La Salle High School.  Additionally, he is the quarterback for their football team.  

Congratulations to the following students who earned a spot on Mother of Mercy's Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter.
First Honors: Grace Maffey (’15), Kelli Anderson (’14), Kelly Kiganda (’16), Madeline Munro (’13), Gena Porotsky (’15), Alyssa Reynolds (’14), Madison Schmidt (’14), Caroline Steinmetz (’13), and Hannah Wagner (’13)
Second Honors: Miranda Bauer (’13), Mary Beiter (’13), Catherine Bowman (’13), Katherine Knebel  (’14), Kirsten Reynolds (’16), and Ashley Veldhaus (’16)

Congratulations to those students who earned a place on the St. Xavier Honor Roll for the First Semester.

First Honors: Kyle Archdeacon (’14), Joshua Barbee (’16), Zachary Bierman (’16), Mark Eglseder (’14), Sean Hergenrother (’14), Scott Holiday (’13), Andrew Jung (’13), Cameron Kiley (’15), Kyle Kinney (’16), Samuel Klare (’13), Andrew Klas (’16), Alexander Klas (’14), Joshua Knapke (’14), Jacob Knapke (’13), Justin Kruetzkmap (’16), Jacob Lesko (’16), Austin Logue (’16), Ethan Lynch (’16), Joseph Murphy (’13), Zachary Nienaber (’14), Jacob Rodriguez (’15), James Rupp (’15), Thomas Schraivogel (’13), and Nicholas Tonnis (’13)
Second Honors: Austin Blake (’14), Evan Bleh (’14), Lee Bronstrop (’15), Brendan Burck (’15), Alexzander Burger (’15), Britt Caudill (’16), Robert Clark (’13), Joseph Evers (’14), Samuel Glines (’15), Charles Humbert (’16), Nathan Junk (’15), Carson Kiley (’15), Owen Kiley (’14), Jackson Klosterman (’15), Andrew Koenig (’14), Thomas Linnemann (’13), Maxwell Mahoney (’14), Michael Masuck (’14), Maxwell Meehan (’14), Peyton Meyer (’15), Patrick Olding (’14), Ian Russell (’16), Dennis Schwierling (’13), Spenser Smith (’14), and Nathan Uhl (’16).

Congratulations to the following students who earned a spot on the La Salle Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter.
First Honors: Jordan Atherine (’14), Bryan Barry (’14), Zane Benz (’14), Benjamin Brabender (’13), Andrew Bushman (’13), Jonathan Crase (’16), Clayton Dangel (’14), Nicholas Fay (’13), Matthew Glazier (’13), Michael Hartig (’16), Jacob Lawson (’15), Anthony Meiners (’16), Tyler Meiners (’16), Griffin Merritt (’14), Jonathan Miller (’14), Brandon Minges (’14), William Moore (’13), Nathan Moormann (’13), Hunter Nichols (’16), Andrew Nieman (’15), Alex Oberjohann (’13), Jason Oberjohann (’16), David Orth (’13), Leo Pierani (’14), Austin Romard (’13), Joseph Schmidt (’15), Brennan Schrand (’13), Jacob Seibert (’16), Michael Stewart (’14), Thomas Verhoff (’16), and Joshua Woodward (’13)
Second Honors: Maxwell Bach (’14), Andrew Finley (’13), Samuel Hudson (’14), Tyler Kluener (’16), Kodyn Lambert (’15), Adam Lucas (’13), Ian McConnaughey (’14), Nathan Meiners (’14), Jacob Roberts (’14), and Gabe Sabatelli (’16)

Congratulations to the following high school Northwest Press all stars from the fall season: Griffin Merritt (`14) for La Salle football, Celia Powers (`13) and Carlee Lambert (`13) for McAuley volleyball, and Robert Pearson (`13) for La Salle soccer.

Katrina Raneses (`13) earned a spot on Ursuline’s Honor Roll for first quarter.

Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the La Salle High School National Honor Society on Wednesday, November 16: Jordan Atherine, Bryan Barry, Clayton Dangel, Griffin Merritt, Jonathan Miller, Leo Pierani, and Alexander Prinzbach.

Congratulations to the following students who earned a spot on the LaSalle High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll: 1st Honors: Jordan Thomas Atherine (’14), Bryan Patrick Barry (’14), Jonathan Alan Crase (’16), Clayton Dangel (’14), Michael Anthony Hartig (’16), Jacob Scott Lawson (’15), Anthony William Meiners (’16), Tyler William Meiners (’16), Griffin Patrick Merritt (’14), Jonathan James Miller (’14), Dominic Minda-Ramirez (’14), Simon James Nicholas (’16), Hunter Alexander Nichols (’16), Andrew Joseph Nieman (’15), Jason Patrick Oberjohann (’16), Leo Bruno Pierani (’14), Alexander Paul Prinzbach (’14), Jacob David Seibert (’16), Michael Joseph Stewart (’14), Thomas Wilhelm Verhoff (’16), Benjamin George Brabender (’13), Andrew Robert Bushman (’13), Jared Tyler Buttelwerth (’13), Jacob Richard Ernst (’13), Matthew James Glazier (’13), Adam Joseph Lucas (’13), William Charles Moore (’13), Nathan Lee Moormann (’13), Alex Jeffrey Oberjohann (’13), David Michael Orth (’13), Austin Ryan Romard (’13), Brennan Schrand (’13), Jacob Gary Sheppard (’13), Jude Kelly Wellbrock (’13), Hayden Richard Wood (’13), and Joshua Evan Woodward (’13).  2nd Honors: Maxwell Michael Bach (’14), Zane Gary Benz (’14), Samuel Norbert Hudson (’14), Tyler Robert Kluener (’16), Kodyn Lambert (’15), Robert Andrew Ludmann (’16), Ian Michael McConnaughey (’14), Brandon Patrick Minges (’14), Adam Joseph Reynolds (’15), Jacob Patrick Roberts (’14), Gabriel Gianni Sabatelli (’16), Ryan William Sparks (’15), Nicholas William Stewart (’16),  Luke Thiemann (’16), Nathan Patrick Boeckermann (’13), Jaxson William DeHaven (’13), Nicholas Daniel Fay (’13), and Jacob Michael Pfiester (’14).

Timmy Rinear (`14) earned second honors for the 1st Quarter at Elder High School.


Congratulations to the following students who earned a spot on the St. Xavier High School Honor Roll for the 1st Quarter:
First Honors: Kyle Archideacon (’14), Zachary Bierman (’16), Mark Eglseder (’14), Scott Holiday (’13), Andrew Jung (’13), Cameron Kiley (’15), Kyle Kinney (’16), Samuel Klare (’13), Andrew Klas (’16), Alexander Klas (’14), Josh Knapke (’14), Jake Knapke (’13), Jacob Lesko (’16), Austin Logue (’16), Ethan Lynch (’16), Mal Meehan (’14), Joe Murphy (’13), Zachary Nienaber (’14), Jacob Rodriguez (’15), James Rupp (’15), Tommy Schraivogel (’13), Spenser Smith (’13), and Nicholas Tonnis (’13).
Second Honors: Josh Barbee (’16), Austin Blake (’14), Evan Bleh (’14), Lee Bronstrop (’15), Brendan Burck (’15), Alex Burger (’15), Britt Caudill (’16), Matthew Clark (’13), Joe Evers (’14), Sam Glines (’15), Sean Hergenrother (’14), Charles Humbert (’16), Nathan Junk (’15), Carson Kiely (’15), Owen Kiley (’14), Jackson Klosertman (’15), Andrew Koenig (“14), Justin Kruetzkamp (’16), Joseph Linnemann (’15), Thomas Linnemann (’13), Max Mahoney (’14), Michael Masuck (’14), Peyton Meyer (’15), Matthew Neyer (’13), Patrick Olding (’14), Brent Porotsky (’13), Ian Russell (’16), Dennis Schwierling (’13), and Nathan Uhl (’16).

Six McAuley High School athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play sports next year in college at a signing ceremony on November 9. Four of these athletes are from St. James:
Camryn Barnett (`13) – Camryn signed to run track at Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio.  She plans to major in early education and would like to teach K-3. Camryn received All Regional Honors in 2015 as a member of the 4x100m relay that finished seventh overall.  She also earned Second Team All GGCL in the 4x100m relay in 2015. At McAuley, Camryn is also a student ambassador and is involved in the school’s service projects. 
Lexi Chrisman (`13) – Lexi Chrisman signed to play basketball at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she plans to major in bio-engineering and then go to medical school to become an anesthesiologist. Last season, she averaged 11 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. She has received All GGCL recognition as well as All District and All City. At McAuley, Lexi is also a member of National Honor Society and the Women In Engineering program. 
Carlee Lambert (`13) – Carlee Lambert signed to play volleyball at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, where she will major in nursing. During the 2016 volleyball season, Carlee was nominated to the Second Team All GGCL, played in 81 sets and had 241 kills. In 2015, she received the All GGCL Honorable Mention. At McAuley, Carlee is also a member of National Honor Society, the Women in Medicine Program, and she is a student ambassador. 
Celia Powers (`13) – Celia Powers signed to play volleyball at Wright State University, where she plans to study business. During the 2016 volleyball season, Celia was nominated to the First Team All GGCL, First Team All District, and received an Honorable Mention All-Ohio. She played in 81 sets, had 282 kills, 40 aces, 190 digs, and 113 blocks. In 2015, she was nominated for First Team All GGCL and Second Team All District, and in 2014, she received an Honorable Mention All GGCL.

McAuley’s Latin II Certamen Team, including Ashley Bushman, Katelyn Freese, and Katlyn Havlin, finished in first place at the University of Cincinnati Certamen, held October 29. Three of the four team members are St. James graduates.  More than 100 students on over a dozen teams competed in the event. Certamen is a game of fast recall of facts about classical civilizations and its people, languages, and cultures. The matches are intended to be fun, competitive and informative.  McAuley’s Latin students will compete in the Miami University Certamen on November 12, the Xavier University Certamen on January 7, and the Summit Country Day Certamen on February 4 before the State Certamen match on February 25 in Columbus. Last year, McAuley's Latin students finished 5th overall in the state and was the Top All-Girls School in Ohio for the 11th year.

Saint Ursula Academy is pleased to announce that the following students have earned honors for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. First Honors: Natalie Archdeacon, Colleen Booth, Eva Caudill, Gracie Clark, Natalie Coughlin, Kelly Murphy, and Kathryn Schulte.  Second Honors: Emma Helwig, Brigid Murphy, and Isabel York.

The following alumni will appear in The Diary of Anne Frank at McAuley High School on November 4-6: Kathryn Brucato (`16), Olivia Evans (`16), Lynsey Ficker (`13), Emily Girmann (`16), Meghan Hoffman (`16), Ally Knizner (`14), Elizabeth Riedel (`14), and Madison Stone (`14).

Congratulations to the 2015 La Salle Varsity Soccer Team for earning the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award.  To earn this award, the Lancers earned a team GPA average of 3.53 for the 2015-16 academic year and had at least a 3.25 GPA for every quarter.  La Salle is one of only 138 boys teams across the country to earn this recognition.  Members of the 2015- 2016 Varsity Soccer Team included Zachary Tegge ('12), Robert Pearson (`13), Justin Kahny (`13), Andrew Bushman (`13), Nathan Moormann (`13), and Jared Schulze (`14).

Congratulations to these National Merit Commended students from St. Xavier High School: Matthew Clark (`13), Sam Klare (`13), Brent Porotsky (`13), and Nicholas Tonnis (`13).