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Remembering Bill Sylvester, Scecina’s first athletic director and football coach

By George Newhart ‘60 Chair, Scecina Board of Directors An unassuming man, Bill Sylvester, who died March 30, spoke infrequently, but, when he did, everyone listened. The Scecina Community had the great privilege of having Bill Sylvester in our midst for six years as the school’s first athletic director and head varsity football coach. Bill’s

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Chapel construction to start in late May 2022

I want to keep you up to date on Scecina Memorial High School’s Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time capital campaign. The pledge total for Scecina Memorial High School’s Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time capital campaign stands at the remarkable amount of $7.26 million, and our upcoming major construction efforts will enliven and support our

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Scecina celebrates Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated in México and other Spanish-speaking countries each year Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. It is associated with, but somewhat different from, the Catholic commemorations of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). “We believe that it is the

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Scecina volleyball coach reaches out to player injured in crash

  Two daughters, two volleyball players: Families share the experience of daughters’ traumatic head injuries, 15 years apart. ‘Both your family and ours have been through that scary first 24 to 48 hours where we prayed for our child.’

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2016 graduate Anna Corner earns Fulbright France grant

Anna Corner, a 2016 Scecina graduate, will head to Libourne, France, to teach English at the end of September. Anna won one of 10 Fulbright France English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grants. The program is very competitive, with only 10 spots for 130 applicants. The Fulbright France ETA program sends assistants to low-income schools throughout France

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Father Joseph Moriarty ’85 is Catholic Person of the Year

The Rev. Joseph Moriarty, a 1985 graduate of Scecina Memorial High School, has been honored as the 2021 Catholic Person of the Year by the Catholic Business Network (CBN). Father Joe was ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 1993. The current rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, he has served

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A year after pandemic began, let’s count our blessings at Scecina

By President Joe Therber It was one year ago March 12 that Scecina and other schools throughout Indiana sent students and staff home and moved to online learning, first for all students and then in hybrid arrangements this year. It was one tactic in the battle against the spread of a new virus, COVID-19. The

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Scecina ENL students hear inspirational stories

As Scecina’s English as a New Language teacher, Amy Fix wants her students to picture all they can achieve. One way she is doing that is by bringing in speakers who are Latino or of Hispanic heritage who have inspirational life stories. They have overcome the challenges of being non-English speakers to become successful in

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Hagen joins Ben’s Ranch board

Scecina Director of School Counseling Patty Hagen recently was elected to the Board of Directors of Ben’s Ranch Foundation. Ben’s Ranch Foundation connects teens struggling with mental health challenges to paid internships with farms, stables, and equine therapy facilities. The jobs complement medical therapies by helping give teens purpose and exposure to the healing powers of animals

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Scecina’s International Program keeps calm and carries on during pandemic

Scecina’s International Program continues to flourish, on a different level, during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly put a cloud over Scecina and its partner international education organizations, said John Hegarty, director of International Programs at Scecina. Last school year, Scecina was hosting 19 international students. Then came March, when Scecina had to suspend in-person

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