For the fifth straight year, St. Charles was proud to host the Aquinas College High School Alumni Association’s May meeting Monday the 1st) in the Robert D. Walter Student Commons.
More than 80 Aquinians were on hand on a dreary, rainy day which was brightened by the talents of one of their own…1953 Terrier Jimmy Corrova. The owner of T.A.T. Ristorante di Famiglia, Mr. Corrova, along with his family and staff, provided a wonderful luncheon buffet of salad, rolls, baked chicken, pasta, meatballs, green beans and meatballs. Also invited to attend were 14
St. Charles students who are the recipients of academic scholarships provided by the Father John R. Smith Aquinas Alumni Scholarship. That fund supports both financial aid and academic
scholarships earned through exceptional performance in grade school and on the St. Charles Scholarship Test. It was established in 1987 by James K. Williams, Jr. (Aquinas ’49) and fellow Aquinas alumni to honor the memory of Fr. Smith, the legendary Aquinas teacher and disciplinarian.
The school also extends its special thanks to Aquinas’ Alumni Association president, Lou Nobile (AQ ’57), for his help in coordinating this visit.
Aquinas College High School was an all-boys high school operated by the Dominican Fathers from 1905-1965. More than 4,2000 boys graduated from Aquinas, which was located for most of its years at Mt. Vernon and Washington Avenues, now the home of Columbus State Community College.
Both St. Charles and Aquinas have long traditions and many Columbus families have graduates from both schools. Since Aquinas closed its doors in 1965, many of its graduates have had sons, grandsons and nephews attend St. Charles. Both of their alumni associations have worked to help foster a growing respect and friendship between alumni of these once VERY competitive rival schools.
(Above: Aquinas Alumnus Association president Lou Nobile’57 conducts business before lunch is served by T.A.T)
In late July ( Friday the 28th), alumni from the pre-1965 classes of each school will participate in the 11th annual “Golf Challenge” at Glenross G.C. in Delaware. For more information, contact St. Charles alumni director, Louis J. Fabro ’83 at [email protected] .