A Tradition of Academic Excellence
Since its first graduating class in 1927, St. Charles has nurtured the minds and hearts of scholars, priests, entrepreneurs, artists, executive officers, doctors, legal professionals, and Church and community leaders. As the 143 members of the St. Charles Class of 2012 walk the hallowed halls of St. Charles for the final time as students, they leave having learned the value of education, the critical importance of religion and faith, the call to help others, and the need to adhere to high ethical standards. Congratulations Loyal Carolians!
Besides reading below the many great achievements of our students from the 2011-2012 school year, visit http://www.stcharlesprep.org/statistics/ to view over a decade of statistics which support that St. Charles’ reputation for Academic Excellence has been earned through Deeds, not Words.
2012-2013 School Year Achievements
Twelve seniors named National Merit Semifinalists
In mid-September St. Charles was proud to announce that 12 members of its senior class have qualified as National Merit Semifinalists for the 2012-2013 school year. They earned this prestigious distinction based on their scores on the Pre-Scholastic Aptitude/National Merit Qualifying Test they took in their junior year at St. Charles. Only 16,000 of 1.5 million students who took the test qualified. The qualifiers, including those from St. Charles, are in the running for scholarships that total more than $32 million. The St. Charles semifinalists are:
Matthew Bernert is the son of David and Mary Bernert of New Albany. He attended Gahanna Middle East and is a member of St. Matthew parish. He plans to study mechanical engineering and has applied to the University of Cincinnati, Ohio Northern University and the University of Dayton (preferred). He is a member of the wrestling and Ultimate Frisbee teams and the National Honors Society. His volunteer activities include travelling to Nicaragua with the school on the service trip this past summer, is a member of Cardinals for Life, Dignity, and Justice, and he volunteers at Shepherd’s Corner.
Conner Bowman is the son of Drs. Kevin and Mary Jo Bowman of Canal Winchester. He attended Fairfield Christian Academy and is a member of Violet Baptist Church. He plans to go into pre-medicine or pharmaceutical sciences and has applied to The Ohio State University(preferred), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Macalester College, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, Wittenberg University, Northeastern University and Otterbein University. He is a member of the school’s track & field and cross country teams and is a member of the National Honor Society. His volunteer activities include travelling to Honduras, Nicaragua and Ecuador on medical service trips with the school and has volunteered with a youth group at his church.
Brandon Burdine is the son of Ivan and Leigh Ann Burdine of Westerville. He attended St. Paul grade school and is a member of St. Paul parish. In college he plans to biomedical or chemical engineering and has applied to the University of Notre Dame (preferred), Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Dayton. He is the captain of the football team and a member of the Engineering Team. His volunteer activities include serving as a core team member at St. Paul Youth Ministry, he travelled to Guatemala this summer with the school as a member of an international service team and he participated in a service trip to Cranks Creek, KY in the summer of 2011 through St. Paul Youth Ministry.
John Galden is the son of Dane (SC Class of 1984) and Jui-Feng Galden of Columbus. He attended St. Catharine grade school and is a member of St. Catharine parish. In college he plans to study engineering and has applied to MIT, Columbia, the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University. He is a member of the cross country, baseball and Engineering teams. He participated in the Model UN program and volunteers at the Global Gallery.
Joshua Imbriani is the son of Rod and Lauri Imbriani of Dublin. He attended St. Brigid of Kildare grade school and is a member of St. Patrick parish. In college he plans to study computer science and has applied to the Rochester Institute of Technology (preferred), Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida. He is a member of the In The Know and Engineering teams as well as the National Honor Society. His volunteer activities include helping at Meals on Wheels and the Holy Family Soup Kitchen.
Neil Joseph is the son of Abe and Elizabeth Joseph of Dublin. He attended St. Brigid of Kildare grade school and is a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish. He plans to study political science in college and has applied to the University of Notre Dame (preferred), Wake Forest University (preferred), Vanderbilt University, the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the baseball and Engineering teams, on Student Council and the managing editor of The Carolian student newspaper. His volunteer activities include travelling to Guatemala with the school this summer as a member of an international service team, served as a volunteer at “Run the Race,” the MDA Camp and at the Miracle League of Central Ohio. He also participated at Gospel Road 2011-2012.
Daniel Loesing is the son of Norbert and Tracy Loesing of Columbus. He attended St. Andrew grade school and is a member of St. Andrew parish. He plans to study history and political science in college and has applied to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (preferred), the U.S. Naval Academy (preferred) and the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the basketball team, National honor Society and Student Council, serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Carolian student newspaper and participated in the United States Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar. His volunteer activities have included travelling to Guatemala with the school this summer as a member of an international service team, working at Shepherd’s Corner Farm and Ecology Center and being an altar server at St. Andrew Church.
Michael Lutter is the son of Drs. Kenneth and Kathleen Lutter of Columbus. He attended St. Timothy grade school and is a member of St. Timothy parish. In college he plans to study either medicine or law and has applied to the University of Notre Dame (preferred), the University of North Carolina, The Ohio State University, Duke University and Georgetown. He is the president of Student Council, secretary of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and a member of the basketball team. He volunteers as a School of Religion teacher for St. Timothy Church.
Tyler Reed is the son of Walter and Diana Reed of Westerville. He attended St. Paul grade school and is a member of St. Paul parish. In college he plans to study biochemistry and attend medical school. He has applied to Washington University in St. Louis (preferred), the University of Princeton and the University of Cincinnati. He is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, works with Habitat for Humanity’s Greater Columbus ReStore and travelled to Guatemala this summer as a member of an international service team.
Benjamin Stechschulte is the son of Drs. Mark and Beth Stechschulte of Dublin. He attended St. Brendan grade school and is a member of St. Brendan parish. IN college he plans to study engineering or computer science and has applied to the University of Notre Dame (preferred), Carnegie Mellon University (preferred), Purdue University and Cornell. He is a member of the In The Know and Engineering teams and the National Honor Society, and is involved with the ongoing Nano fiber research project with St. Charles faculty member, Dr. Sarah Vandermeer. He has volunteered at Shepherd’s corner and with the Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk.
Brian Vetter is the son of Dr. John and Patricia Vetter of Dublin. He attended St. Andrew grade school and is a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish. He plans to pursue a pre-medicine track in college and has applied to the University of Notre dame (preferred), St. Louis University, Marquette and Villanova. He is a member of the track & field and cross country teams and is performing muscle physiology research at The Ohio State University. He provided GED tutoring at the Dominican Learning Center, volunteers as a counselor at the Muscular Dystrophy Association camp, travelled to Nicaragua with the school as a member of an international service team and volunteers at the Physicians’ Free Clinic.
John Zawada is the son of John and Elaine Zawada of Columbus. He attended St. Andrew grade school and is a member of St. Andrew parish. He is interested in several different areas of study, including engineering, science, music, law, psychology and political science. He has applied to the University of Colorado (Boulder), The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati and Columbia University. He is a member of the ski club and writes for the school newspaper, the Carolian. He played hockey and tennis and volunteers as a tutor and in the school library.
Seven seniors named National Merit Commended Scholars
Seven St. Charles seniors were named National Merit Commended Scholars for 2012-2013 in late September. They placed among the top 5% of the more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/NMSQT last year. While they don’t continue in competition for National Merit scholarships, some are eligible for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. They include:
Charles Forrest is the son of Ronald and Charlene Forrest of Groveport. He attended Holy Spirit grade school and is a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal parish; Brandon Hoffman is the son of Steven and Cynthia Hoffman of Dublin. He attended St. Brigid of Kildare grade school and is a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish; Jordan Alexander is the son of Mark and Joan Alexander of Dublin. He attended St. Brigid of Kildare grade school and is a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish; Thomas Krajnak is the son of Peter Krajnak and Ann Croft of Columbus. He attended Bexley Middle School and is a member of St. Catharine parish; Oliver Sarko is the son of Thomas and Ursula Sarko of Columbus. He attended St. Catharine grade school and is a member of St. Catharine parish; Patrick Stinson is the son of Dane and Maureen Stinson of Dublin. He attended Karrer Middle School and is a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish; and Christopher Whaley is the son of Russell and Mary Whaley of Westerville. He attended St. Paul grade school and is a member of St. Paul parish.
2011-2012 School Year Student Body Achievements
Colleges Chosen by 2012 Graduates
The United States Military Academy at West Point; The United States Coast Guard; University of Alabama; University of Arizona; Ashland University; La Universida Autonoma de Zacatecas; Berklee College of Music; Bowling Green State University; Brown University; Capital University; University of Cincinnati; The Citadel; Claremont McKenna College; University of Colorado (Boulder); Columbus State Community College; University of Dayton; DePaul University; Duke University; Florida Institute of Technology; Fordham Univ.; Furman University; Georgetown University; Hanover College; University of Houston; University of Illinois (Urbana); University of Iowa; John Carroll University; Lake Erie College; Miami (OH) University; University of Michigan; University of Mississippi; Morehouse College; National Evangilization Team (NET); New York University; Northeastern University; University of Northwestern Ohio; University of Notre Dame; Ohio Northern University; Ohio University; The Ohio State University; The Pontifical College Josephinum; Purdue University (Calumet); Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ringling College of Art & Design; Savannah State University; Tiffin University; University of Toledo; Trinity College; Urbana University; West Virginia University; Wittenberg University; College of Wooster and Xavier (OH) University.
For 7th straight year: 100% on OGT
Results from the 2011-2012 Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) were reported in May and the 174 St. Charles sophomores who took the test all passed. It is the 7th consecutive year the school registered a 100% passing rate — which also happens to be the same number of years the test has been administered in Ohio. The OGT is divided into five sections covering reading, math, writing, science, and social studies. All students are required to pass all five tests as a graduation requirement. Ohio students take the test as sophomores and have six additional opportunities to take and pass all five parts.
St. Charles has a goal not only to have 100% of its students earn a passing rate, but to have each score at the test’s highest levels in each category. Individual scores are ranked in a hierarchy of five levels: limited, basic, proficient, accelerated, and advanced. For St. Charles students, 96.53% of them scored at the accelerated and advanced levels in writing while 99.42% did so in each of the other four sections.
St. Charles’ Hadad Earns Joyce Scholarship to the University of Notre Dame
St. Charles Preparatory senior, Matthew Hadad ’12, son of Christopher and Carolyn Hadad of Dublin, has received the Glenna R. Joyce Scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame. He plans to major in biochemistry with a premedical intent, is a member of St. Andrew parish and attended St. Andrew grade school.
Matthew holds a 4.24 GPA at St. Charles, earned the distinction of being an AP Scholar with Distinction and is the secretary of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. He has been a member of the nationally-recognized JETS Engineering Team since his freshman year and currently serves as the team’s co-captain. Matthew is also a member of the science team doing nanotechnology research under the school’s physics teacher, Dr. Sarah Vandermeer and served on Student Council for three years.
Hadad, who is currently a volunteer at the Ohio State Medical Center, has worked as an engineering intern at Prater Engineering the last two summers. At the end of this school year he will begin working as a research aid at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he was selected as a “Top-Five Student” in its Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease class in the summer of 2011. Matthew has played CYO Basketball the past four years.
St. Charles’ Grodesky ’12 and Spees ’12 selected to attend West Point Military Academy
William Grodesky ’12, a graduating senior at St. Charles Preparatory School, has accepted an appointment to attend The U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The son of Brian and Martha Grodesky of Pickerington, he attended Lakeview Jr. High School and is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish. He is an Honor Student with a 4.01 GPA, a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar. He earned National Latin Club Magna Cum Laude distinction in his sophomore year and was the school’s 2011 representative to Buckeye Boys State where he served as the Director of The Department of Transportation.
Grodesky is the second senior to receive an appointemnt to West Point this year. In February Stevyn Spees ’12 accepted an appointment to The United States Military Academy and will run track. He is a member of St. Timothy parish and attended St. Timothy School. Stevyn is an Honor Student with a 3.75 GPA, a member of the National Honor Society and the Treasurer of Student Council. Last spring at the 2011 Ohio High School Division 1 State Outdoor Track Meet he was a member of the school’s 4 X 800 M relay team which finished 2nd in the state and he also placed 11th in the state in the 400M. He is a 1st degree black belt and captain of both the track and football teams.
William was a varsity letter-winner in swimming in all four years of high school, earning the distinction of being an Ohio High School Distinguished Scholar Athlete each season. During that time he advanced to state competition twice, earning All-Ohio status. He won several Central Catholic League and District swimming titles as well. He qualified as an Ohio Junior Olympic Swimmer in his freshman year, qualifying for Junior Nationals with the New Albany Aquatics Club in 2010-20111 and 2011-2012. William also played football for three years serving as captain of freshman team and earned a varsity letter his junior year.
Seven Seniors named National Merit Semi-Finalists; Twelve more named Commended Scholars
Seven St. Charles seniors qualified as National Merit Semifinalists for the 2011-2012 school year. They earned this prestigious distinction based on their scores on the Pre- Scholastic Aptitude/National Merit Qualifying Test they took in their junior year at St. Charles. Only 16,000 of 1.5 million students from 22,000 high schools who took the test qualified as semifinalists. The seven semifinalists are:
Chris D’Angelo, a member of St. Brendan Parish and attended St. Joseph Montessori School; Nicholas DeJaco, a member of St. Brigid of Kildaire Parish and attended St. Brigid School; Adam Henderson, a member of St. Paul Parish and attended St. Joseph Montessori School; Rob LaTour, a member of St. Brigid of Kildaire Parish and attended Karrer Middle School; Anderson Speed, a member of St. Peter Parish and attended St. Joseph Montessori School; Michael Susa, a member of St. Agatha Parish and attended St. Brendan School; Peter Vilardi, a member of St. Michael Parish and attended St. Michael School.
Twelve other seniors were named National Merit Commended Scholars for 2011-2012. They placed among the top 5% of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/NMSQT last year. While they don’t continue in competition for Merit scholarships, some are eligible for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. They include:
Benjamin Bowen, a member of St. Catharine parish and attended Columbus Academy for grade school; Daniel Cogan, a member of Immaculate Conception parish and attended Immaculate Conception School; William Grodensky,a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish and attended Lakeview Jr. High School; Erich Groezinger, a member of Church of the Resurrection parish and attended St. Matthew School; Eric Janczak, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School; Brendan Lau, a member of St. Michael parish and attended St. Michael School; Christopher Mescher, a member of St. Brigid of Kildare parish and attended St. Brigid of Kildare School; Matthew Mignery, a member of St. Matthew parish and attended St. Matthew School; Kevin O’Neill, a member of Church of the Resurrection parish and attended St. Matthew School; Alex and Patrick Travis, are members of St. Paul parish and attended St. Paul School; Michael VanVolkenburg, a member of Immaculate Conception parish and attended St. Michael School.
Seniors named Achievement Scholar and Outstanding Participant
National Merit Semifinalist, Adam Henderson, was also selected as a 2011-2012 National Achievement Scholar and Abel Negatu was named an Outstanding Particpant. The National Achievement® Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students and earn recognition based on the results of the PSANMSQ Test taken last year.
Upstart ‘Cardinalbots’ Compete at World Robotics Championships
As reported on the St. Charles Facebook Page (as this new website was being brought on “LIVE” and our old site “under repair”), ‘an ‘upstart’ student group, established just six months ago with less than a dozen members, ‘shot its way’ to notoriety by earning a spot in the FIRST World Championships that were held in St. Louis two weeks ago.
Visit http://www.facebook.com/stcharlespreparatoryschool to see photo albums dedicated to the team and its performance in the Regional and World competitions.
Known as the “CardinalBots,” the St. Charles Robotic team earned their invitation with a strong performance in the Buckeye Regional March 22-24 at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University. St. Charles took 5th overall at the competition which included more than 1,450 students from 59 teams representing four states and Canada. Out of eight other rookie teams, the Cardinals earned the “Rookie All-Star” award for its (and their robot’s) weekend performance and with it a merit-based championship bid.
At Championship, the “CardinalBots” had a fantastic finish –24th place in the ‘Curie Division’ that had 100 teams. The average length of experience for teams ranked #1 – #23 was 8.7 years. The Cardinalbots were only organized 6 months ago!!!At the event the team record was 5-4-0 in the completion which featured robots that shot basketball into various hoops.
Visit the websites listed below to get more information on the team, their performance, and successes! You can also see photo albums of the regional and World events on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/stcharlespreparatoryschool
For more information:
-Mr. Steve Miller, Advisor, email@example.com (614) 252-6714
-Fast facts about FIRST: http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/first-at-a-glance
-CardinalBots web site: www.stcharlesrobotics.com
-FIRST Robotics web site: www.usfirst.org
Previous story on Robotics team:SC Robotics team qualifies for world competition
The St. Charles Robotic team earned their invitation with a strong performance in the Buckeye Regional March 22-24 at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University. St. Charles took 5th overall at the competition which included more than 1,450 students from 59 teamsrepresenting four states and Canada.
FIRST, an acronym of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway. The group’s website states that “the varsity Sport for the Mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.
Out of eight other rookie teams, the Cardinals earned the “Rookie All-Star” award for its (and their robot’s) weekend performance and with it a merit-based championship bid. It joined the top three overall teams, the “Chairman’s” award winner and the “Engineering Innovation”award winner. According to the FIRST manual, the “Rookie All Star” is “awarded to the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST: to inspire students to learn more about science and technology.”
The FIRST Robotics competition, held annually since 1992,gives high school students the opportunity to play engineer by designing their very own robot that can accomplish specific tasks. This year’s theme is “theRebound Rumble” robotics game played between two Alliances of three teams each. The whole process started in January when teams received instructions and lists of parts for the competition. Teams had six weeks to design, build and practice with their robots. Then the machines, which must weigh less than 120 pounds, were sealed in plastic until they arrived in Cleveland for the regional competition. Teams from around the Midwest as well as several from Canada competed Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Participants take home many skills from the robotics competition, including experience with electronics, engineering, physics, programming, mechanics, woodworking, multimedia, marketing, sales, public relations and the ability to work under pressure. According to one of the young men on the team, the
Cardinalbots on Saturday morning huddled around their robot (named DC40) to asses why it’s arm wouldn’t push down the bridges. The ability to push down the bridge and balance on it was a crucial one, and the morning of a tournament is never the best time for the malfunction. After the St. Charles team worked together through the short time frame, they managed to rebuild the arm and score several points because of it.
Individual teams were randomly placed into larger teams of three to form competing “red” and “blue” teams. Students had a few minutes before each match to talk to their new teammates—likely from another school or state—to come up with a game plan. Teams earned points for each basket and for successfully rolling two robots onto one of the balancing platforms. In each case, one robot from the red team and one from the blue team had to balance together to earn “co-opertition” points.
During each 2-minute and 15-second matches, each ‘Tri-Alliance’ competed by trying to score as many of the basketballs in the hoops as possible during the. Balls scored in higher hoops score Alliances more points. Alliances were also rewarded with valuable seeding bonus points if they balanced on bridges at the end of the match.
After all of the seeding matches on Friday and Saturday morning were completed, every body’s scores were calculated through wins and “co-opertition” points. Earning a place in the finals, the Cardinals were given the opportunity to choose the two other teams it would partner with in the final round. SC, at that time in 4th place, selected Team 379 (RoboCats, Girard High School, Girard, OH) and Team 677 (Murphy’s Outlaws, Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, OH) for the semifinals. After an unfortunate break in the Robocats’ robot, St. Charles’ third teammate, shooter,St. Charles placed 15th in that round. The Cardinalbots have been shadowing the CSG robotics team and its moderator, Dr. Kevin Sweeney, which has served as SC’s mentor since the team was established in the fall, providing a place to work during the build season and helpful veteran advice.
To learn more about the team, the competition, the FIRST program, and to see photos, we invite you to use the following links:
CardinalBots web site: www.stcharlesrobotics.com
Video of awards ceremony: www.go.osu.edu/SCRoboticsAward
FIRST Robotics web site: www.usfirst.org
From Mr. John Engle, a St. Charles parent, has posted a handful of photos he took at Cleveland. You can find those photos here:
A number of studnet-athletes have signed ‘Letters of Intent” to continue playing sports in college.
February 1, 2012: Josh Padgett signed to play football at Fordham. Personal stats: – DE – 6’2″ – 230lbs; Senior; 57 tackles, 4 TFLs, 5 sacks, 16 QB pressures, 2 fumble recoveries. Our best defensive lineman. He is a member of St. Timothy parish and attended St. Timothy School.
November 9, 2012: Nathan Yankovich and Matt Moosavian signed with the University of Iowa and Georgetown University, respectively. Both were members of the St. Charles golf team which earned back-to-back state titles in 2009 and 2010 and a 4th place finish in this year’s District Tournament, missing out by just two strokes on returning to the state tournament and playing for its third-straight title.
Yankovich qualified for the Division I state tournament this year as an individual, and finished 12th overall. He was 1st team All-State his sophomore year along with 1st team All-District and 1st team All-CCL. His junior year he was all-CCL, 2nd team All-state and 2nd team All-District. As a senior he earned 1st team All-District and 1st team All- CCL honors. he is a member of St. Matthew parish and attended St. Matthew School.
Moosavian was 1st team All- CCL this year and excelled this past summer playing in a number of American Junior Golf Association events. He is a member of St. John Neumann parish and attended Olentangy Orange Middle School.
Water Polo Team wins 2nd Consecutive State Title
The St. Charles Water Polo Team repeated as state champions with a 16-6 win over Toledo St. Francis on Saturday, October 15 in Mason. This was a rematch of the 2010 championship game, which St. Charles won by a 6-4 score. Seven different players scored for the Cardinals, with Josh Cohen, Daniel Cogan, Natty Patterson, and Chris D’Angelo scoring three goals each. Goalie Carl Calcara had 9 saves and 3 steals. The Cardinals defeated Upper Arlington 14-13 in overtime in the semifinals and concluded its season with a 28-6 season record. Congratulations!
Looking back two years:
The Class of 2011
Seniors Receive Prestigious Recognition
Weston Niermeyer has been awarded the Glenna R. Joyce Scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of St. Agatha Parish where he also attended grade school. He plans to major in biochemistry and classics and minor in Latin.
Thomas Phillips has been awarded the Glenna R. Joyce Scholarship to attend The Ohio State University. He is a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and attended St. Joseph Montessori School. Phillips plans to major in public affairs and business and minor in Latin.
Osaze C. Udeagbala has been selected as a 2010-2011 National Achievement Scholar. He attended grade school at Liberty Christian Academy and is a member of the Church of the Resurrection parish. He will attend the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art this fall where he will begin work toward a degree in chemical engineering and ultimately, attending medical school.
Colleges Chosen by 2011 Graduates
University of Akron; University of Alabama; Arizona State University; Auburn University; Bowling Green State University; Butler University; Case Western Reserve University; University of Central Florida; University of Cincinnati; Coastal Carolina; Columbia University; Columbus State Community College; The Cooper Union; Davidson College; University of Dayton; Defiance College; Duke University; Eastern Illinois; University of Evansville; Florida Southern College; Furman University; Gannon University; High Point University; Hillsdale College; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; University of Illinois (Urbana-Champagne); John Carroll University; University of Kentucky; Kenyon College; Lynchburg College; Marquette University; University of Miami (Florida); Miami (OH) University; University of Missouri; Mount Union University; Northwestern University; University of Notre Dame; Ohio Dominican University; Ohio Northern University; The Ohio State University; Ohio University; Otterbein University; University of Pittsburgh; Purdue University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of Toledo; United States Naval Academy; Vanderbilt University; Wittenberg University and Xavier University.
Six St. Charles seniors have been named National Merit Finalists for the 2010-2011 school year. They are Alexi M. Tallan, Mason R. Beverly, Michael T. Venesy, Timothy D. Hackett, John H. Flis and Brian R. Willi.
2011 OGT Results: For the seventh straight year, since the test’s inception, St. Charles sophomores scored a perfect 100% passage rate on the Ohio Graduation Test.
Engineering Team Earns 3rd Straight National Title; Ohio’s #1 Team Has 2nd Highest Score In Nation!
The school’s two-time defending Division III National Champion Engineering “Team A” has THREE-PEATED—missing out on recording the highest score in this year’s national competition by just a single point! “Team A’s” outstanding score in the Jets TEAM+S Engineering competition in February also earned it the designation as overall Ohio State Champion.
But “Team A” was not the school’s lone entrant– nor was it the sole group to earn national recognition. The varsity’s “Team A,” “Team B” and “Team C” placed 1st, 5th and 8th, respectively, nationally in Division III. They also finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively, overall in the state and in the region. In Division III, the varsity’s “Team D” placed 22nd in the State and 47th in the nation by division. The varsity’s “Team E” placed 6th in the state and 15th in the nation. Both these teams placed in Ohio’s top 15% and the U.S.’s top third by division.
All six teams traveled to Ohio Northern University for a regional competition against nearly 1,200 teams that competed across the nation at remote and regional sites in 47 states.
The JV team earned national champion runners-up status by scoring 2nd in the nation for JV Division III. It was also honored as “Best in the State ”for having the highest score of any JV team in the state, regardless of division. It placed 1st in the region by division and 1st in the region over all.
Team members (with grade school and parish names in parentheses):
Team A: Evan Doney ’11, captain (St. Paul, St. Paul); John Parent ’11, captain (St. Paul, St. Paul); Hunter LeCorgne ’11 (St. Paul, St. Paul); Weston Niermeyer ’11 (St. Agatha, St. Agatha); Anderson Speed ’12 (St. Joseph Montessori, St. Peter); Alexander Dang ’11 (Gahanna MS East, St. Matthew); Steven Darnell ’11 (St. Mary Lancaster, St. Bernadette); and Jonathan Fillman ’11 (St. Brendan, St. Brendan).
Team B: Osaze Udeagbala ’11 (Liberty Christian Academy, Church of the Resurrection); Zachary Zins ’11 (St. Brendan, St. Brendan); William Feehan ’11 (Lakeview Jr High, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal); John Flis ’11 (St. Matthew, St. Elizabeth Seton); Terrance Harrell ’11 (Monroe MS); Kaleb Posey ’11 (Liberty Christian Academy); and Samuel Powell ’11 (Pleasant View MS, St. Cecilia).
Team C: Matt Hadad ’12, captain (St. Andrew, St. Andrew); Nathaniel Buzenski ’12 (St. Matthew, St. Matthew); Christopher D’Angelo ’12 (St. Joseph Montessori, St. Brendan); Robert LaTour ’12 (Karrer MS, St. Brigid of Kildare); Matthew Mignery ’12 (St. Matthew, St. Matthew); Stuart Swartz ’12 (St. Paul, St. Paul); Patrick Travis ’12 (St. Paul, St. Paul); and Lloyd Furuta ’11 (St. Mary German Village, St. Mary German Village).
Team D: Julian Orr ’11, captain (St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Brigid of Kildare); Adam Henderson ’12 (St. Joseph Montessori, St. Paul); Miguel Johnson ’11 (Franklin MS); Christopher Mescher ’12 (St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Brigid of Kildare); Abel Negatu ’12 (All Saints Academy); Zachary Rikk ’12 (St. Matthew, St. Matthew) Nicholas Spilker ’12 (Home School); and William Stephenson ’11 (Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit).
Team E: John Galden ’13, captain (St. Catharine, St. Catharine); Kyle Adkin ’13 (St. Catharine, St. Catharine); Andrew DeSantis ’13 (St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Brigid of Kildare); F. Stuart Hudelson ’13 (St. Pius X, St. Patrick); Jason Imbriani ’13 (Ohio Virtual Academy, St. Patrick); Alexander Jordan ’13 (St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Brigid of Kildare); Erik Perrot ’12 (Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit); and Michael Susa ’12 (St. Brendan, St. Agatha).
JV Team members include: Joshua Adkin ’14 (St. Catharine, St. Catharine); Jason Adkin ’14 (St. Catharine, St. Catharine); Andrew Deak ’14 (Granville MS, St. Edward the Confessor); Brian Doney ’14 (St. Paul, St. Paul); Neil Joseph ’13 (St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Brigid of Kildare); Benjamin Stechschulte ’13 (St. Brendan, St. Brendan); and Noah Sweet ’13 (Madison Christian, Pope John XXIII).
St. Charles Golf & Water Polo Teams Win State Titles
Golf: Senior Michael Ricaurte’s two-day score of 144 earned him tournament medalist honors and the Cardinal golfers finished with a Division I record low score of 610 and their second consecutive team title. Cleveland St. Ignatius (621) finished second followed by Dublin Jerome (636), Dublin Coffman (648), Medina (653) and Cincinnati Moeller (655).
Water Polo: Just four years old, the state championship St. Charles Water Polo Team hasn’t wasted any in establishing its own tradition of excellence. The Cardinals defeated Toledo St. Francis in the finals by a score of 6-5 after defeating defending state champion Upper Arlington 10-8 in the semifinals.