Celebrating the Successes of 2019

January 4, 2020

The end of the year always finds the circulation of many lists counting down the major events that happened. And before we ring in 2020, I would like to create my own list and look back at the top events for St. Patrick School during 2019. It would be impossible to rank them in order […]

The end of the year always finds the circulation of many lists counting down the major events that happened. And before we ring in 2020, I would like to create my own list and look back at the top events for St. Patrick School during 2019.

It would be impossible to rank them in order of importance, so they are listed randomly:

  1. St. Patrick School hired Mrs. Cortney Smith as our new PS-8th grade principal. Mr. Hodge will work as the high school principal and oversee our new advancement and development program. Mrs. Jenny Garcia, who filled in during the 2018-19 school year in a part-time role was hired as our new full-time school counselor for the 2019-20 school year.
  2. St. Patrick School launched an advancement and development program which will provide our current generation the opportunity to leave a legacy for future generations of Shamrocks.
  3. During the spring of her senior year, senior Annalise Gunderman was the track and field Division IV state champion in the 400-meter dash.
  4. The Class of 2019 graduated in May with 24 out of the 25 students enrolling in higher education with $534,295 in committed scholarship money. Six had a grade point average over a 4.0 and 24 out of the 25 had a grade point average over a 3.0. Three signed letters of intent to participate in college athletics.
  5. As the 2019 year was winding down, senior Olivia Fogarty and our school counselor, Mrs. Garcia, created a week of activities which helped our students and staff with awareness of issues relating to mental health which we called Mental Health Awareness week.
  6. We fully implemented our 1:1 Chromebook initiative by adding Chromebooks for our 6th and 7th grade students. All students in grades 6-12 now have a Chromebook assigned to them that they use for academic purposes.
  7. The varsity football team finished as state runner up in 8-man Division II. They advanced to the state finals before losing to 2018 Division I runner up Pickford in the Superior Dome in Marquette.
  8. A number of major projects were completed at St. Patrick School and Parish over the summer. This includes the installation of a new roof on the school and a new floor in the school gym. The pole barn destroyed by the tornado of 2015 was rebuilt and many smaller projects were completed throughout the parish.
  9. Freshman Cozette (Cozie) Brown set the school record in cross country medaling in four invitationals. She is the first female runner in school history to finish second team in our conference (CMAC) and to qualify for the state meet. She finished 75th in the Division IV state meet out of 238 runners. These accomplishments led her to be named the Portland Beacon Student Athlete of the Month for October.
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St. Patrick Elementary Students Attend NED Kindness Adventure Assembly

December 28, 2019

By: Mrs. Cortney Smith On Tuesday, December 3, St. Patrick K-8 students had a unique opportunity to attend a program that has been presented to students in all 50 states and across the world. It is performed in nearly 5,500 schools and encourages nearly 2.5 million kids worldwide each year. Preventing bullying in schools is […]

By: Mrs. Cortney Smith

On Tuesday, December 3, St. Patrick K-8 students had a unique opportunity to attend a program that has been presented to students in all 50 states and across the world. It is performed in nearly 5,500 schools and encourages nearly 2.5 million kids worldwide each year.

Preventing bullying in schools is as important today as it has ever been. The Kindness Adventure Assembly gets to the heart of bullying by showing that kindness is the key to making friends and respecting others.

This school-wide character education program, known as “The Kindness Adventure”, centers around a 45-minute assembly. The main goal is to create an awareness of kindness. During the assembly, students are introduced to a character known as N.E.D. He is a lovable cartoon character who is relatable.

During the assembly, the speaker, Matt, begins by introducing the students to N.E.D.

N.E.D. stands for Never Give Up, Encourage Others, Do Your Best

After the introduction, they tell a story which involves N.E.D. and Matt traveling to Kenya to demonstrate kindness. Throughout the story he used humor, audience participation and object lessons. Students were on the edge of their seat as the speaker integrates interactive media with Bidii Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya.  Together with N.E.D., Matt demonstrated the following:

 

Caring Is Cool

Include Others

I Can Make Friends Anywhere

Each Person Matters

Different Can Be Good

 

The speaker continually reinforced and integrated kindness, respect, and acceptance lessons that encouraged students to maintain kindness. It is emphasized that we all can show kindness just by giving a smile.

Students and teachers were excited by N.E.D. who is a simple, relatable, and a kid-focused character. Mr. Matt was an excellent presenter who got this message across in a humorous way.

The great thing about this assembly is that it is at no cost to the host school. The program only asks for you to hold a sale of Kenyan gear for a week after the show. Kindness gear includes three different types of artwork made by Kenyan artisans.  They use all the money earned as a “pay it forward” for the next school that wants an assembly, to pay for clean water in Kenya, and a small portion to the artisans for their talented work. Since the assembly, we have sold over 127 pieces. For more information on the show go to http://www.kindnessadventure.com/ and check out the free resources for students, parents, and teachers.

 

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St. Patrick Students Participate in Mental Health Awareness Week

December 18, 2019

According to a new study, published by the American Psychological Association, rates of mood disorders, especially anxiety, and suicide-related outcomes have increased significantly over the last decade among adolescents and young adults. Being aware of this increase in mood disorders, St. Patrick School dared to be different this past week and participated in Mental Health […]

According to a new study, published by the American Psychological Association, rates of mood disorders, especially anxiety, and suicide-related outcomes have increased significantly over the last decade among adolescents and young adults. Being aware of this increase in mood disorders, St. Patrick School dared to be different this past week and participated in Mental Health Awareness Week.

Each day of the week had a mental health concern associated with a specific color. Students wore shirts with the designated color each day. There were activities that were designated to go with each day. Here is a breakdown of each day’s color and activities:

On Monday, our students wore blue in recognition of those who struggle with depression. Students participated in a ”take what you need and give what you can” challenge where they were able to take phrases for themselves based on what they need in their life and/or pick an act of kindness to complete.

For Tuesday, students wore red in recognition of those who struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We held an assembly to discuss mental health and PTSD. Mr. Jim Geisen from the Right Door for Hope, Recovery and Wellness presented to our students. He used the remainder of his time to answer any questions our students had.

The middle and high school split into separate groups to do a “Cross the Line” activity. This helped students gain a visual of the differences and similarities they have with other students and reflect on the theme that every person has their own story.

Wednesday, students wore yellow in recognition of those who struggle with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Students colored an awareness ribbon. Those that finished their drawing turned them in to our school counselor. One lucky winner had a chance to pie a teacher during our culminating activity on Friday.

Our pastor, Fr. Michael J. Alber did a great job of connecting his homily at our weekly high school Mass into our Mental Health Awareness theme. After Mass, our high school students and staff spent 15 minutes in Adoration providing our students an opportunity to pray and give their struggles, concerns and cares over to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to help them mentally focus and prepare for exam week.

For Thursday, students wore green in recognition of those who struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Students had the opportunity to make a green braided bracelet or test their OCD tendencies by making a beaded bracelet without a pattern.

Finally, on Friday, students wore pink in recognition of those who struggle with anxiety. This was the day we found out what class had the highest participation throughout our Mental Health Awareness Week. Those classes with the highest participation had student representatives selected that were able to “pie” select teachers who agreed to be models of putting their fears and anxieties aside so students could pie them for a little fun. The freshman had the highest percentage and won 10 pies while the sophomores and juniors tied for second and won four pies each. Alexis Hilliard was the student whose awareness ribbon was chosen so she was also able to pie a staff member of her choice. Finally, students were able to make their own slime during lunch to create a stress/anxiety relief tool.  It was a fun and exciting way to end our week.

A very big thank you to senior Olivia Fogarty and our school counselor Mrs. Jenny Garcia for planning and leading our Mental Health Awareness Week activities. Also, a special thank you to all of the staff members who agreed to have a pie in their face. It was a great stress reliever for all as students get ready to take their exams, continue to celebrate and Advent and prepare for Christmas.

 

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Fall Sports Wrap Up

December 16, 2019

Before we get too far into the winter sports season, we want to recognize our student athletes’ accomplishments for our fall sports season. St. Patrick High School wrapped up another successful fall sports season with our annual awards banquet on December 3. The biggest highlight of the season was our football team finishing the regular […]

Before we get too far into the winter sports season, we want to recognize our student athletes’ accomplishments for our fall sports season. St. Patrick High School wrapped up another successful fall sports season with our annual awards banquet on December 3. The biggest highlight of the season was our football team finishing the regular season with an undefeated record and an overall 12-1 record as the 8-man football Division II state runner up. Our football team finished as state runner up two of the last three years.  We would like to congratulate all our teams for their efforts throughout this fall sports season! A lot of time and hard work was put forth in the gym, on the field and of course in the classroom by our student athletes.

As previously mentioned, the Shamrock football team had a strong season winning a regional championship trophy and advancing to the state final. Individual honors include:

  • Ned Smith: All-State Honorable Mention running back/defensive line
  • Zach Spitzley: Portland Beacon Athlete of the Month for November
  • Tyler Coyne: Tim Chamberlain Award
  • John Schneider: Bishop Baraga Award

The varsity volleyball team had another solid season finishing 5th place in the league in a very strong Central Michigan Athletic Conference (CMAC). They finished second in the silver bracket at the Dansville Invitational. Individual awards include:

  • Samee Teachworth: 1st team CMAC and Aquinas College Volleyball Commitment
  • Mya Luna: 2nd team CMAC and school record for 233 serving aces in her career
  • Olivia Fogarty: Honorable Mention CMAC
  • Ally Florian: Honorable Mention CMAC

Our cross country program was unable to field a girls’ or boys’ team, but we did have a solid group of runners representing our school’s cross country program. Individual honors include:

  • Cozette (Cozie) Brown: 2nd team CMAC, school record holder and medaled in four invitationals and Portland Beacon Student Athlete of the Month for October. She is the first female runner in school history to qualify for the state meet, finishing 75th in Division IV out of 238 runners.

Our JV volleyball team finished with an overall record of 21-7-5 and brought home a trophy for winning the gold bracket at the Perry Invitational. Our freshman volleyball team had a successful season showing much growth and finishing with an overall record of 10-8-4.

As a Catholic School, we expect our student athletes to represent our school in a positive manner, bringing Christ to everything they do, and making us proud with their sportsmanship. Without a doubt, they have done so in what turned out to be an extremely successful fall sports season. Our high school student athletes did an excellent job representing our school mission statement: We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

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Advent—A Time to Prepare

December 5, 2019

While the secular world has already started counting down the days and basically celebrating Christmas, decorating their houses, putting up Christmas trees and doing their Christmas shopping, the Christian World just celebrated its new year with the beginning of Advent. The word Advent derives from Latin, meaning ‘coming’ or ‘arrival.’ Jesus is coming, and Advent […]

While the secular world has already started counting down the days and basically celebrating
Christmas, decorating their houses, putting up Christmas trees and doing their Christmas
shopping, the Christian World just celebrated its new year with the beginning of Advent.
The word Advent derives from Latin, meaning ‘coming’ or ‘arrival.’ Jesus is coming, and Advent
is intended to be a season of preparation for His arrival. The Catholic Church's liturgical season
of Advent is a sacred time for prayer and quiet reflection as we prepare to celebrate Christ's
birth.

However, Advent is much more than recalling the humble beginning and birth of our Lord and
Savior. We are also preparing for His future coming as we anticipate and look toward Christ's
Second Coming as judge of the world at the end of time.
Each Monday at the school we will gather around the Advent wreath in our school gymnasium.
We will light the candle for the week and take time to sing, pray and remember exactly what it
is we are preparing for on Christmas Day, when the church actually begins the season of
Christmas.

The Advent wreath serves as a powerful visual reminder of the holiness of the season. It is
shaped in a perfect circle to represent the eternity of God. The four candles used, three purple
and one pink, mark the Sundays of Advent before Christmas. The purple candles are reminders
that this should be a time of prayer and sacrifice to prepare us for the second coming of Christ.
On the third Sunday, the pink candle is lit to announce Gaudete Sunday, a Sunday of rejoicing
for Christ is coming near.

As you prepare for the coming of Christ on Christmas morning, remember to put time aside to
participate in Advent. It is a time for charity and generosity for those in need. Make sure to
reserve and put aside special time for extra prayer and reflection. Advent is also a time to fast
and focus on one’s own spirituality. Finally, Advent is a time to receive the sacrament of
reconciliation and take a renewed interest in and a focus on the beauty of the Liturgy.
When the final candle is lit on the wreath and Advent comes to a successful completion, it will
be time to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the beginning of the Christmas season.

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Time to Be Thankful

November 26, 2019

This year, St. Patrick School has implemented a new program called Virtues in Education. Each month has a specific virtue assigned to it. For the month of November, we chose the virtue of gratitude. It is a most fitting choice as the Virtue of the Month since most people around this time of year spend […]

This year, St. Patrick School has implemented a new program called Virtues in Education. Each month has a specific virtue assigned to it. For the month of November, we chose the virtue of gratitude. It is a most fitting choice as the Virtue of the Month since most people around this time of year spend some time thinking about what they are thankful, grateful or appreciative for in their life.  I, like most people, do the same. Why and for what am I grateful, thankful and appreciative?

 

There are many things that come to mind, first and foremost the opportunity to serve as principal in my home parish and at the school from which I graduated. There are several other things that always stand out as well.

 

I am so appreciative that our school is built on our Faith in Christ.  Having the freedom to put God first in everything we do is a precious gift.  We are able to pray each morning as we start the day; we give thanks at lunch time; we gather for Mass each week and we pray before each large event, including athletic events.  What a gift it is that we can give thanks for all of our successes and the blessings we receive.

 

I also enjoy the family-like atmosphere here at our parish school.  I believe we are one big family, and that our school is an extension of the home.  All families have issues that they struggle with.  Families go through tough times where their love is tested.  Fortunately, tough times don’t last but tough people do.  Families forgive and forget and move on and grow from the trials and tribulations that test their love and faith.  And in the end, it is always a great feeling to come home where we can deal with the issues of life with a strong support system in place.

 

The commitment to academic success throughout our school community is another thing I appreciate about our school.  Our school family’s value rigorous standards in the classroom and invest themselves in that success.  Small class sizes at St. Pat’s help foster that success as well and give teachers the opportunity to truly get to know their students and provide them with one-on-one attention.  Small classes also make it easier to monitor a student’s progress, remediate a struggling student, and help foster the family environment we have at St. Patrick School.

 

One cannot go wrong with a foundation built on faith, family, love, and learning.  It is a foundation that is made to weather even the toughest of times.

 

St. Patrick School is open to all members of the community, and our school family welcomes all who enroll here.  You do not have to be Catholic to send your child to St. Patrick.  All faiths are welcome.   All that is required is a strong commitment to the educational success of your child.

 

Take time to be grateful, say “thank you” and count your blessings this week as we enjoy Thanksgiving and then begin to prepare for the start of Advent. On behalf of our pastor, the Reverend Michael J. Alber, elementary principal Cortney Smith, myself and the entire parish and school staff at St. Patrick, we wish you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

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St. Patrick Quiz Bowl Team Hitting Full Stride

November 21, 2019

The St. Patrick Quiz Bowl Team is off to a busy start to their season. The team participates in and follows the Mid-Michigan Academic League (MMAL) schedule.  The team has been working extremely hard in both practice and participating in competitions recently. Our 11-member squad has to be creative with practice times as our small […]

The St. Patrick Quiz Bowl Team is off to a busy start to their season. The team participates in and follows the Mid-Michigan Academic League (MMAL) schedule.  The team has been working extremely hard in both practice and participating in competitions recently.

Our 11-member squad has to be creative with practice times as our small student body is stretched between multiple sports teams, jobs, hobbies and other extracurricular activities. The team meets four days per week at lunch for practices, which consist mostly of keeping up to date on current events and practicing with as much trivia as possible. The league schedule has been condensed to just four weekly meets that the league attempts to sandwich between the fall and winter sports seasons. The league tournament always takes place the first Saturday after Thanksgiving break.

 

St. Patrick School was responsible for hosting one of the four meets this school year. We hosted teams from seven other schools. It takes much planning and volunteer assistance to be a host school. 24 volunteer readers, scorekeepers, and timekeepers are needed for the event as well as a plethora of snacks and other goodies which are necessary to fuel the young high school students’ minds and have them ready to compete. The event was a lot of fun and a huge success.

 

Another exciting challenge for the Quiz Bowl team was travelling to Central Michigan University on Wednesday, November 6 for our second consecutive season participating in QuizCentral, a televised trivia program produced by WCMU. We were one of 48 schools from across the State of Michigan to participate. In the first match, our team came up against a team from Cedarville who travelled from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to compete. Our team was victorious by a score of 170-120. Following a delicious lunch from the dining hall, they squared off against a tough team from McBain Northern Michigan Christian in the quarterfinals. Both teams were evenly matched, and the lead went back and forth but we were eventually defeated 200-190 (that’s only 1 question) and ousted from the competition.

 

The 2019 St. Patrick Quiz Bowl roster is made of the following members:
Varsity: Team Captain Rhiannon Pohl (Sr.), Veronica White (Sr.), Judith Pohl (Sr.), Devon FoxElster (Jr.), Letti Pohl (Jr.), and Teddy Wernet (Jr.)

JV: Cole Frazee (Jr.), Ethan Kiter (So.), Martin White (F), Mya Kahn (F), and Joshua Snitgen (F)

 

Our Quiz Bowl advisor is high school math teacher and trivia aficionado Mr. Terry Austen. The team’s ultimate goal is to qualify for the state meet which is hosted at Michigan State University this season. This will require the team to finish in first or second place in the league or in the league tournament. Best wishes to our Quiz Bowl team as they finish up their season in the weeks ahead.

 

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St. Patrick Welcomes New School Counselor

August 23, 2019

Hello! My name is Jenny Garcia and I am the full-time school counselor at St. Patrick School. I am thrilled to continue working with my fellow educators, parents, and community members who are passionate about the education we provide to our students. In college, I was unsure of my career path. I knew I wanted […]

Hello! My name is Jenny Garcia and I am the full-time school counselor at St. Patrick School. I am thrilled to continue working with my fellow educators, parents, and community members who are passionate about the education we provide to our students.

In college, I was unsure of my career path. I knew I wanted to do some sort of counseling but was not sure where I belonged. My interest in school counseling began during my assistance in a DK/Kindergarten class where I was assigned to tutor any students falling behind. I found myself working more to help the social/emotional needs of the students and quickly realized how much better students excelled academically when their social/emotional needs were met. This experience sparked my passion for thinking about the many aspects of students and how it can affect their development.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University during this time. After enjoying two years of being at home with my own children, I pursued my master’s to become a school counselor. My program was heavily rooted in ideals from the American School Counselor Association as well as the idea that as school counselors, we are educators with a specialty in school counseling.

My goal is to provide support and services to all students, catering to the individualized needs of each and every student. Certain services like classroom guidance lessons are provided to all students in an effort to prevent concerns or issues from occurring. Some students need more services like intervention, individual counseling, small group counseling, check-ins, mentor programs, referrals to professional counseling services, etc. I strive to reduce any issues or barriers that may prevent students from learning so that students can become their best selves and be successful within the school setting.

More specifically, each school level may receive different types of support. For our elementary students, the focus is primarily on social/emotional needs with beginning stages of learning about academic skills and careers. Middle school students will continue the fundamentals of career exploration and learning essential academic skills to prepare them for high school. They will also receive guidance on mental health, cyber safety, and social/emotional development.

Finally, high school students will receive support with a focus on college/career exploration, college applications, study skills, organization, credit recovery, graduation requirements, mental health, cyber safety, stress management, and much more. I am flexible with my services and am comfortable talking to students about a variety of topics.

It is important to note that my job cannot be done without the collaboration of our teachers, parents and school staff. We are a team and can work together to ensure all of our students’ well-being. My door is always open. Please let me know if you ever have any concerns about a student. I am available through email, phone calls, and in-person meetings. I look forward to this new school year together!

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Gearing up for a great school year

August 16, 2019

St. Patrick School is gearing up for another exciting and successful school year. The following is a list of what is new when we kick off the school year: Administration: As most people are now aware, Mrs. Cortney Smith has been hired to serve as the Preschool through 8 th grade principal. Cortney officially started […]

St. Patrick School is gearing up for another exciting and successful school year. The following is a list of what is new when we kick off the school year:

Administration: As most people are now aware, Mrs. Cortney Smith has been hired to serve as the Preschool through 8 th grade principal. Cortney officially started on July 1 and has been getting acclimated to her new position. Mr. Randy Hodge will serve as the high school principal for the 2019-20 school year while our pastor, Fr. Mike Alber will oversee the school in his role as Canonical Administrator.

 

Counselor: Mrs. Jenny Garcia has been hired to serve as our full-time counselor. She has spent the latter part of the school year as part-time counselor so the transition to full-time has also been ongoing throughout the summer.

1:1 Chromebook: We will have completed the process for all students in grades 6-12 to now have their own chromebook.

Virtue in Education: St. Patrick School will be implementing Education in Virtue® which is a Christian curriculum structured on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas regarding the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It aims to provide a consistent structure and systematic instruction for youth to learn about the virtues so that they can form the habits and dispositions necessary to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

10 Point Grading Scale: St. Patrick School will be switching to a 10-point grading scale. This means the A range will now be 90-100%, B range 80-89%, C range 70-79%, D range 60-69% and
59% and lower is an F. The following grading scale will be used beginning this school year:
A 93-100
A- 90-92
B+ 87-89
B 83-86
B- 80-82
C+ 77-79
C 73-76
C- 70-72
D+ 67-69
D 63-66

D- 60-62
F 59 and below

Construction: The new roof has been installed on the school building over the summer and is ready to go for the new school year. The new gym floor is in the process of being installed and will be completed by the end of September. Work for the security grant will be completed during the school year.

We are excited and ready for an outstanding 2019-20 school year! We are excited about these new programs and are currently enrolling new students. I encourage you to take a look at our prospective families webpage: http://www.portlandstpats.com/prospective-families and schedule a tour. “Try Us. You’ll Like Us” Scholarships are still available for new families.

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2019 Spring Sports Wrap Up

June 18, 2019

The 2019 St. Patrick School spring sports season has officially come to an end. We would like to congratulate all of our teams for their efforts throughout the season. A lot of time and hard work was put forth on the field, track, course and in the classroom by our student athletes to ensure success. […]

The 2019 St. Patrick School spring sports season has officially come to an end. We would like to congratulate all of our teams for their efforts throughout the season. A lot of time and hard work was put forth on the field, track, course and in the classroom by our student athletes to ensure success. There were many outstanding individual and team performances.  We would like to thank and congratulate our spring sport athletes on another outstanding season.

 

The varsity baseball team had a strong season this year going 27-5, winning the Central Michigan Athletic Conference, being ranked number 1 in the polls all season in Division IV, winning the Kris Popp Invitational and beating Dewitt in the Lansing Area Diamond Classic. Individual honors for our baseball team include:

 

  • Brandon Scheurer: 1st team CMAC, All District, All Region, Academic All State and has signed a letter of intent to play college ball at Saginaw Valley State University
  • Nathan Lehnert: 1st team CMAC, All District
  • Ryan Lay: 1st team CMAC, All District
  • Evan Schrauben: 1st team CMAC
  • Sam Mauren: 2nd team CMAC
  • Seth Hoppes: 2nd team CMAC
  • Devin Fedewa: 2nd team CMAC
  • Connor Cross: 2nd team CMAC, All District
  • Alex Kissane: Honorable Mention CMAC, Academic All District
  • Chase Fitzsimmons: Honorable Mention CMAC
  • Bret Weller: Academic All State
  • Riley Kissane: Academic All District
  • Zach Spitzley: Academic All District

 

The varsity softball team showed much improvement this season and caught many opponents by surprise. They finished with a record of 22-12, third place in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference, won the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Invitational and finished as runner up at the Kris Popp Invitational. Individual awards include:

 

  • Summer Russman: 1st team CMAC, All District, Academic All State and has been invited to play in the Lansing Area All Star game
  • Samantha Teachworth: 1st team CMAC, All District
  • Lydia Meredith: 2nd team CMAC
  • Carly Scheurer: Honorable Mention CMAC, All District
  • Ally Florian: Honorable Mention CMAC
  • Aurora Beckhold: Honorable Mention CMAC

 

The boys track team had a successful season with a third place finishes at the Webberville and Portland Invitational, while competing with only seven athletes on the team. Individual honors include:

 

  • Paul Cook: Athlete of the Meet for the Portland Invitational; All-Region 300H (regional champ), 110H, 4×400; All-CMAC 300H (1st team), 110H (honorable mention); Greater Lansing Honor Roll 300H (7th place); State Finalist 300H (12th place); school records in the 300H and 4×400
  • John Schneider: All-Region 300H, 110H, 4×400; All-CMAC 300H (honorable mention); school record in the 4×400
  • Tyler Coyne: All-Region 4×400; school record in the 4×400
  • Ned Smith: All-Region 4×400; school record in the 4×400

 

The girls track team continues to improve and find success; winning the Webberville Invitational, finishing 4th at the Regional Meet and finishing 11th at State Finals. Individual honors include:

 

  • Annie Gunderman: Athlete of the Meet for the Webberville Invitational and Portland Invitational; All-Region 400 (regional champ), 200, 4×200, 4×400; All-CMAC 400 (2nd team), 4×200 (honorable mention), 4×400 (honorable mention), 4×800 (honorable mention); Greater Lansing Honor Roll 400 (3rd place), 4×400 (6th place); State Finalist 400 (State Champion – All-State), 200 (All-State 6th place), 4×400 (9th place); Academic All-State 200 & 400; Greater Lansing Honor Roll All-Academic; school records in the 800 and 4×800
  • Leah Cook: All-Region Long Jump (regional champ), 400 (regional runner-up), 4×200, 4×400; All-CMAC long jump (2nd team), 400 (honorable mention), 4×200 (honorable mention), 4×400 (honorable mention); Greater Lansing Honor Roll 400 (7th place), 4×400 (6th place); State Finalist 400 (All-State 6th place), Long Jump (11th place), 4×400 (9th place); Academic All-State 400, Long Jump, 4×400; Greater Lansing Honor Roll All-Academic
  • Jenna Pung: All-Region 300H, 4×200, 4×400; All-CMAC 4×200 (honorable mention), 4×400 (honorable mention); Greater Lansing Honor Roll 4×400 (6th place); State Finalist 4×400 (9th place); Greater Lansing Honor Roll All-Academic
  • Marlie Bengel: All-Region 4×400; All-CMAC 4×400 (honorable mention); Greater Lansing Honor Roll 4×400 (6th place); State Finalist 4×400 (9th place); Greater Lansing Honor Roll All-Academic
  • Veronica White: All-Region 4×800; All-CMAC 4×800 (honorable mention); school record in the 4×800; Greater Lansing Honor Roll All-Academic
  • Leah Kissane: All-Region 4×800; All-CMAC 4×800 (honorable mention); school record in the 4×800; Greater Lansing Honor Roll All-Academic
  • Tessa Lawson: All-Region 4×200, 4×800; All-CMAC 4×200 (honorable mention), 4×800 (honorable mention); school record in the 4×800
  • Cordelia FoxElster: All-Region 4×800

 

Together, the girls and boys teams earned 142 medals.

 

As a Catholic School, we expect our student athletes to represent us in a positive manner, bringing Christ to everything they do, and make us proud with their sportsmanship.  Without a doubt, they have done so and represented our school mission statement: We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve! to their fullest, God-given potential.

 

 

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