RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - May 28, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS & GOD BLESS THE CLASS OF 2021

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The Roncalli High School Class of 2021 celebrated a beautiful Baccalaureate liturgy in the stadium last Friday. We extend a special thank you to all of the priests from our South Deanery parishes that joined us for the liturgy. The Class of 2021, joined by family members and friends, celebrated commencement exercises in Roncalli Stadium last Saturday.

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Thank you to valedictorian Rachel Hahn and to salutatorian Lauren Prather for two great speeches!

At the Baccalaureate liturgy, it was announced that the Class of 2021 had amassed in excess of $30,941,931 million in merit based scholarships with nearly 61% of the graduating class earning at least one merit based academic scholarship. Congratulations to the following graduates who were also honored with special year-end awards:

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  • Robert F. Tully Scholarship – Robert McKay
  • Bernie F. Dever Memorial Award – Grace Cassiero
  • Spirit of Roncalli Awards – Ali Dafforn and Ryan Henry
  • Saint John XXIII Awards – Dylan Kedra, Emma Morgan, Owen Volk and Claire Wagner

Congratulations once again to all of the members of the Class of 2021! What a joy and blessing it was to have you in our school these past four years! God’s blessings as you move forward in your life journey!

GIRLS TENNIS SECTIONAL CHAMPS

GIRLS TENNIS

The Roncalli High School girls tennis team won its 12th sectional title with a 3-2 win over Franklin Central this afternoon at Franklin Central. Senior Claire Wagner won at #1 singles and freshman Rebecca Zakrowski won at #2 singles. The #2 doubles team of junior Katrina Gangstad and sophomore Elsie Kerr won the clinching point. On Thursday night, the Royals defeated Beech Grove 5-0 in the sectional semifinal round. The sectional title is the program’s third in the last four seasons and the second straight.

“It was a hard-fought match and the third time we faced them (Franklin Central) this season,” said head coach Jim Stone. “I’m happy for the number two doubles team for winning their match, coming from behind in each of their two winning sets.”

With the win, the team improved its record to 16-5. Roncalli advanced to Tuesday’s (May 25) regional semifinal at Center Grove, where it faced Triton Central, the winner of the Shelbyville sectional.

VARSITY SOFTBALL

SOFTBALL

The Varsity Softball Team won their 4th straight Circle City Conference championship by defeating Guerin Catholic 9-0. Keagan Rothrock and Courtney Keller combined for the shutout, striking out 16. Ally Walesky had a homerun and 4 RBI. Kylie Freije and Kaelin Cash both had home runs.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL STATE RUNNER-UP

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Congratulations to the Royals Varsity Boys Volleyball team for being state runners-up for the eighth time in program history!

2020-21 YEARBOOK

YEARBOOK

You can still purchase a yearbook for your student which is full of the highlights of the 2020-21 school year. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you can still do so at www.roncalli.org/yearbook until supplies last. Graduates will receive their yearbooks the week of July 21st and underclassmen will receive their books on the first day of school. If you have any questions, contact the yearbook adviser, Mrs. Julie Albertson at jalbertson@roncalli.org.

RONCALLI REVIEW NEWSPAPER

NEWSPAPER

Front row: Josh Wormann, Grace Vavra, Liam Moore, Connor Mahoney
Second row: Sophie Albertson, Kylie Perkins, Reese Wiley, Jack Stonecipher
Third row: Ronan Euzen, Jean-Luc Euzen, Cole Cothron
Back row: Nathaniel Harbers, Ben Bailey, Nolan White, Sam Peeples

The staff of the Roncalli Review student newspaper was just notified it is one of seven 2021 Division II Finalists in the Indiana High School Press Association's Hoosier Star Competition. Division II schools are those with an enrollment of between 1,000-2,000. Winners of the Hoosier Star will be announced in October. Congratulations to the staff of the Review!

MOORE RECEIVES AWARD

MOORE RECEIVES AWARD

Roncalli Review staff member Liam Moore was named to the prestigious Diana Hadley Honor Roll Class of 2021. This award is named after former Executive Director of the IHSPA Diana Hadley and is presented to a student who has displayed journalistic excellence while adhering to the IHSPA core values of truth, courage, integrity, and freedom throughout their career in student media. Roncalli is proud of you, Liam!

CUSHING AWARDED AT ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Hannah Cushing

Congratulations to graduated senior Hannah Cushing who placed first in the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) Regional contest and earned first runner-up at the national competition! Way to go, Hannah!

ROYAL RALLY

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Class of 2021! Don’t miss the last chance to hang out with your classmates before everyone goes their separate ways. There will be free food, a free alumni t-shirt and a chance to pick up your yearbook.

Please RSVP today by calling Gary Armbruster, Director of Alumni Relations, at 787-8277 x242 or by email at garmbruster@roncalli.org.

July 29, 2021 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM in the Roncalli Cafeteria!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

SUMMER UNIFORM SALE

The summer uniform sale dates will be Monday, July 26, 4-8 PM and Tuesday, July 27, 8 AM - 12 PM in the cafeteria.

SWIM COACHES NEEDED

RHS Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving program is looking for assistant coaches. If any faculty or staff are interested in coaching, please contact Athletic Director, David Lauck.

SUMMER WORK OPPORTUNITY AT RONCALLI

Roncalli is looking to put together our summer work crew for 2021. We typically hire 5 - 6 students who have graduated high school and have an interest in working at Roncalli through the summer. We try to work around summer vacations, college class schedules and other obligations. If you have anyone interested please contact Dave Gervasio at dgervasio@roncalli.org.

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Roncalli is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program here at Roncalli, you can receive free meals during the summer (Summer Food Service Program).

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RONCALLI CROSS COUNTRY

As summer training approaches, the Roncalli Cross Country Teams are seeking incoming freshmen to join our teams. No experience required, all are welcome. For boys interested, please contact Jeff Buckley at boysxc@roncalli.org or 317- 506-1821. For girls interested, please contact Cathy Kitchens at ckitchens@roncalli.org or 317-938-0700.

PURCHASE A RONCALLI VIP CARD

Becoming a RONCALLI VIP MEMBER is a GREAT way to support Roncalli, promote your business, recognize your student athlete, and provide a significant savings for your family! A VIP Card is a pass that allows 4 guests into ALL Roncalli home sporting and performing arts events, free of charge! (IHSAA tournament and Marion County tournament games are excluded)

How do I purchase a VIP Card? A VIP card is included with a half page business or personal ad in the Roncalli 2021 All Sports Program, cost $300.00. This purchase provides you with space for an ad or for recognizing your student athlete. The program is distributed at all home sporting events and available for view on our Roncalli High School website. The program features photos of our upcoming Senior fall athletes, fall team photos and a preview of our fall season. It includes a review of the previous winter and spring sports season as well as a capsule look at the upcoming winter and spring sports seasons.

To purchase a ½ page ad/VIP Card for the 2021-2022 school year, (deadline June 18th) please go to Royal VIP Membership or email Chris Lauck at clauck@roncalli.org (phone at #317-788-4094 - RHS Athletic Office), or contact a member of the Roncalli Athletic Boosters Committee (RABC) Erin Beckman, Ron Carr, John Currens, Sarah Kegerreis, Ali Leffler, Eric Rail, Pat Soller, and Greg White - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

We prayerfully ask that you consider a gift to this year's Circle of Faith campaign.

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2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR IMMUNIZATIONS

A los padres/tutores: Vacunas para el año escolar 2021-22

Vacunas para el año escolar 2021-22

The Indiana State Department of Health and Department of Education has mandatory immunizations for every student enrolled in an Indiana school. Roncalli High School must follow these requirements to stay in compliance; even if a physicians’ immunization and dosing schedules show more flexibility.

Immunization requirements for 2021-22 require all high school students to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered a minimum 6 months apart.

Also 2 Meningitis MCV4 vaccines are required for Class of 2022 prior to the start of their senior year.

If your child has not received these, please make arrangements to get these vaccines and forward proof of immunization. County Health Departments can assist with these vaccinations.

Documentation needs to be sent to the Guidance Office: fax 317-788-2282 or email jdias@roncalli.org.

Click the link below to see all required vaccinations for the 2021-22 school year.

2021-22 Requirements

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For God’s blessings and mercy upon Archbishop Charles Thompson and his ministry in shepherding the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • For those who struggle to find adequate food, clothing, shelter, and medical services and for those most in need of God’s mercy.
  • For healing of body, mind and spirit for all people dealing with depression, addiction or mental health issues.
  • For strength and healing for all those fighting off life-threatening illness and for their families and caregivers.
  • For the men and women of our armed forces and their families, especially our Roncalli High School alums who are serving in the military.
  • For our Roncalli alums preparing for a religious vocation as a priest, religious woman or missionary.
  • For vocations to the priesthood, religious life and missionary field, and that Roncalli High School and its families will provide a nurturing environment that fosters and supports these vocations.

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