President’s Blog: Let’s be grateful for the chance to honor Jesus’ sacrifice.

Dear Friends, Today during the Easter Triduum, may we rejoice in the opportunities we have to enter gratefully and reverently into the wonders of Jesus’ self-emptying service and sacrifice that...

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Two Crusaders Named to the Indiana Football Hall of Fame

Tom Wroblewski, Class of 1976, and Toby Jacobs, Class of 1992, will be inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame on June 20 at the Primo Banquet Hall. Tom Wroblewski...

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2024 President’s Academic Excellence Awards

The President’s Academic Excellence Award (PAEA) was established in 2001 to recognize the top 10 students in each class and the students with a GPA of 4.0 or above. The...

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Daniel McGinley Receives 2024 Hibernian Presidents’ Award

Congratulations to Scecina Theology teacher Daniel McGinley on receiving the 2024  Hibernian Presidents’ Award.  In 1979, Kevin Barry and AOH President James McGinley created the Presidents’ Award in memory of...

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Scecina Football Coach Ott Hurrle ’70 Announces Retirement

After an impactful career in the classroom and guiding the Crusaders football program for 32 seasons as head coach and 14 as assistant coach, Ott Hurrle ’70 has announced his...

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Wil Battles ’24 Received ITA & Denis Moriarty AOH Scholarship

Senior Wil Battles was recognized at the 152nd Ancient Order of Hibernians Kevin Barry Div. #3 Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration and received the ITA & Denis Moriarty AOH Scholarship. We...

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Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian

  Scecina Memorial High School is pleased and proud to announce the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2024. Matthew Hentz Matthew Henz is this year’s valedictorian. He is...

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President’s Blog: Spiritual Growth, Academic Achievements, and Upcoming Events

  Dear Friends, The parallels between the spiritual practices of Lent and day-to-day realities of this time in the calendar year are striking.  On some days, giving up chocolate for...

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Making Big Strides in Film and Social Change

From We love celebrating our Scecina families who are making a positive impact in their communities. Scecina students Timothy ’24 and Nehemiah ’25 Cavanaugh and their father, John Cavanaugh, are making...

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Ash Wednesday Reflection

Director of Campus Ministry Ben Potts implemented the 1-1-1 Lenten Challenge and adapted the program from Life Teen for Scecina faculty, staff, and students. Catholic theology teacher Joe Ruf shared...

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President’s Blog: We are united in faith and community.

Dear Friends, This week marks National Catholic Schools Week 2024 with the theme of “United in Faith and Community.”  A more fitting description of Scecina Memorial High School may not...

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Graduate Student Pursues Counseling Degree while Supporting Scecina Students

We had the opportunity to speak with Maddie Buckner, a graduate student at Indiana State University who is working towards her school counseling degree and is supporting Scecina. In addition...

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Remembering Ray Riley

Dear Scecina Friends, On Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, beloved former Scecina Memorial High School principal, teacher, and coach, Mr. Ray Riley, passed from this life to the next. Spanning decades since...

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ENL students spread joy

Mrs. Amy Fix’s English as a New Language (ENL) students shared the spirit of the season by visiting Little Flower’s pre-K class. During their heartwarming visit, they practiced English, read...

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Creative Writing Club publishes literary magazine

Creative Writing Club publishes a literary magazine The Creative Writing Club recently published their literary magazine, ‘The Write Way.’ Under the dedicated guidance of Ms. Kathryn Wetzel, the club poured...

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Charley Potthast ’24 is a Lilly Endowment Community Scholar

(left to right) Director of School Counseling Kalynn Huntoon, Dr. Dispenzieri, Charley Potthast ’24, and President Therber Scecina is excited to share that Charley Potthast ’24 is a Lilly Endowment...

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Van Benten, Hurrle and Schmoll honored at Father Tom Day Mass

Scecina is proud to be named after Father Thomas Scecina, whose life story continues to inspire people worldwide. Father Tom was a priest with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis who served...

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President’s Blog: Father Tom Service Awards and Veterans Day

November 10, 2023 Greetings, Scecina Community! This weekend marks Veterans Day, an opportunity to reflect and give genuine thanks for the countless sacrifices that the members of our United States...

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Repeat Regional Champs

The Scecina Crusaders won the Class 2A Regional volleyball championship. They defeated Cascade 3-1 and advanced to semistate for the second consecutive year. They played a hard-fought match against Brownstown...

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Remembering 9/11: Indianapolis Fire Department Memorial Mass

  The Indianapolis Fire Department paid a poignant tribute to the heroes and victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks with a memorial Mass at Scecina Memorial High School. The...

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President’s Blog: Building Dreams, Nurturing Minds

August 31, 2023  Greetings, Scecina Community! I am thrilled to kick off another positive and faith-filled year and share an exciting opening of year progress update.  As we embark on...

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Scecina Senior Shines in ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Through Young Artists Program

  Scecina Senior Tanner McCormick-Messer made his mark in the theater world by securing a role in the high school edition of the highly acclaimed musical production of Mean Girls....

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Divine Valor: A Heroic Act of Bravery Guided by Catholic Faith

  Doug Nally ’87, a devoted and decorated Putnam County police officer, recently demonstrated a heroic act of bravery by rescuing not one but two individuals from imminent danger. Nally...

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July Athletic Fields and Front Entrance Update

  Greetings, Sceinca Community! I have more exciting news to share with you regarding our campus construction progress. In addition, this update has a special announcement about four upcoming facility...

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Honoring Retiring Teachers Lee Ann Van Benten and Tony Schmoll

As the 2022-23 school year comes to a close, Scecina Memorial High School bids farewell to two beloved educators, Mrs. Lee Ann Van Benten and Mr. Tony Schmoll. They have...

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Gabi Deiter ’23: A Brother’s Journey Inpsires a Future in Nursing

Gabi Deiter ’23 is eagerly looking forward to embarking on her college career and pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse. As testament to her hard work and academic prowess,...

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Celebrating the Class of 2023: Inspiring Speeches and Memorable Moments

As the Class of 2023 embarks on their new journey, we invite you to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion and to read and hear the words of wisdom...

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Scecina’s Advanced Choir and Concert Band Shine Bright at Music in the Parks

Scecina’s Advanced Choir and Concert Band recently competed in the Music in the Parks competition at King’s Island. The results of the competition were impressive. The Advanced Choir took home...

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Senior Cierra Lathrop Proves Gaining Self-Confidence is the Ultimate Crown

As a high school senior, Cierra Lathrop faced the exciting and challenging task of preparing for life beyond graduation. While many of her peers were focused on the typical senior...

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2023 Scholar Athlete Awards

The Scecina Athletic Department held its annual Scholar Athlete Awards Program on May 3. The Scholar Athlete Program is an important athletic department initiative aimed at helping students achieve academic,...

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President’s Blog: Reflections on stewardship

Greetings! Happy Easter Season to you and yours! Evidence of the Holy Spirit abounds! One of Scecina’s core values is Stewardship – Receiving, cultivating, and sharing God’s gifts gratefully and...

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Dr. Peg Dispenzieri is next Scecina Principal

April 25, 2023 Greetings, Scecina Community! Recently, as you may know, Mr. David Dellacca, who has served as Scecina Memorial High School principal during the last four years, announced his...

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Athletic fields and front entrance demolition is underway!

Greetings! The demolition in preparation for construction on the vast majority of our campus began Tuesday, April 11. As you know, the significant improvements that your support is bringing forth...

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Beriault and Greathouse head to West Point

Two Scecina students, Mason Beriault and Marcus Greathouse, who met at Scecina playing football together, are heading off to West Point this summer. Mason Beriault, the class of 2023 valedictorian,...

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‘Shrek The Musical’ makes everyone a believer

  The Scecina Theatre Department returned to the stage St. Patrick’s Day weekend to present “Shrek The Musical.” An audience of all ages enjoyed this full-scale production of a fairy...

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Crusaders win gold at state ISSMA competition

Scecina students recently participated in the annual Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) District and State Solo and Ensemble competitions. All five students who qualified for the district competition earned...

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Class of 2023 valedictorian and salutatorian

Scecina Memorial High School is pleased and proud to announce the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2023. Mason Beriault Mason Beriault is this year’s valedictorian. He is the...

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President’s Blog: Honoring Crusaders who strengthen Scecina

Dear Crusaders,   The second Mass reading on the first Sunday of Lent highlighted the gift of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. This gift is the ultimate sacrifice and love;...

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President’s Blog: Tim McGinley ’58 Court

Greetings, Scecina Community! Every week, I can point to numerous examples of our students, educators, alumni, and friends living the 2023 Catholic Schools Week values of Faith, Excellence, and Service...

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Park named after Scecina Alumna Kathy Steele

  Class of 1966 graduate Kathy (Shaver) Steele‘s 42-year career in Crawfordsville Community Schools, including 13 years as superintendent, inspired city officials to name a park after her when she...

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Senior Marcus Greathouse continues family legacy and joins Army Reserves

This past August, while most seniors were excitedly returning to Scecina to start their final year of high school, Marcus Greathouse was hard at work finishing his basic training with...

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Scecina graduate Andrea Sloan breaks ground in male-dominated industry

By Beth Murphy, Director of Development Although Andrea (Caric) Sloan runs a successful, growing business just minutes from Scecina and her childhood home, she knows her path to leading GroundBreakers...

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Father Tom Day Mass returns and honors four outstanding ladies in Scecina’s history

Father Tom Day Mass returns Scecina is proud to be named after Father Thomas Scecina, whose life story continues to inspire people throughout the world. Father Tom was a priest...

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Scecina volleyball advances to semi-state

  For the first time in school history, the Scecina Crusader Volleyball team won the Class 2A Regional Championship and advance to Semi-State. Scecina defeated Park Tudor in 5 games...

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President’s Blog: We Have Much to Celebrate Already

  Dear Crusader Community, We are well into the first week of the second academic quarter of the school year. Yet, it seems as though the school year began only...

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Gavin Turner Travels to Jordan on YES Abroad Scholarship for 2022-2023 School Year

Gavin Turner, a student from Scecina, was awarded a YES Abroad scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year.  The merit-based award covers the full cost of an academic year abroad, providing...

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Quinn Schreiber Named to ICC All-Conference Tennis Team

  Quinn Schreiber, a senior at Scecina, finished his last tennis season with a title he never expected and was named to the ICC All-Conference Team. He is a third-generation...

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Scecina gains new school counselor and varsity boys basketball coach

  Scecina Memorial High School is pleased to announce Jim Stanbrough as a new school counselor and head boys varsity basketball coach. Jim graduated from Indiana University and holds a...

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Scecina’s new chapel is nearly complete

  The construction team and Scecina facilities staff continue to make progress on the new chapel for Scecina Memorial High School. The project started May 31, 2022, shortly after the...

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President’s Blog: Back-to-school reflection

Dear Scecina Community, The 2022 – 23 school is off to a great start! Student engagement has been wonderful to see and experience. Teacher energy and morale have been fantastic....

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Young family gives back through School Scholarship Tax Credit

As a certified financial planner and father of two young children, Brian Rosswurm ’05 naturally looks to steward his family’s resources to maximize their impact and return. Supporting Scecina always...

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Scecina announces waiting list for incoming freshmen  

Scecina Memorial High School has implemented a waiting list for incoming freshman enrollment for the 2022-23 school year. Because our students’ growth, success, and safety are our top priorities, the...

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Father Farrell is Scecina’s new chaplain coordinator

Recently retired Father Jim Farrell will be Scecina’s chaplain coordinator for the 2022-23 school year, Scecina President Joe Therber announced. “It is very generous of Father Jim to accept this...

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Scecina alumnus will be Our Lady of Lourdes’ next principal

Scecina alumnus Angie (Leffler) Therber ’84 will be the next principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. Our Lady of Lourdes is an East Deanery parish and a member...

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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...

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Meet Scecina’s Class of 2022 valedictorians and salutatorian

The Class of 2022 co-valedictorians and salutatorian are three young women who have made the most of their opportunities at Scecina, and two are sisters!...

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First Responders Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund

Greetings, Scecina Community!Lent begins this week, and I wish everyone a blessed season of deepening our relationships with the Lord.With our students at the heart of all we do, I...

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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,...

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Kicker’s community service scores another win

  Congratulations to Scecina senior Alex Mendoza. Alex has been recognized by the Indiana Football Coaches Association on its 2021 Good Works Team. Alex, a St. Philip Neri parishioner and...

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Capital Campaign 2022: Coming this year!

  Happy New Year! We are very excited to share with you the wonderful things happening at Scecina in 2022 as our capital campaign projects move forward.Thanks to the generosity of...

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Scecina junior explores engineering Rose-Hulman STEM camp

  Eying a career in engineering, Scecina junior Teddy Waninger learned about a great opportunity: a selective science, engineering, and math summer camp at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre...

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17 international students hail from 7 different countries

Seventeen international students currently are attending Scecina on visas. They come from seven different countries and four continents. “During the pandemic, it has been difficult for students to travel abroad...

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Crusaders blow away the competition with sturdy defense, get within one game of State Finals

The Crusaders’ football season was one of big shutouts, a few close losses, and a postseason run all the way to the SemiState game of the IHSAA tournament. Head Coach...

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Scecina plays in SemiState football game

The Scecina Crusaders won the Class 2A Regional 19 football championship last week. They take on Evansville Mater Dei this Friday, Nov. 19, for the SemiState football championship. The game...

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Alumni Profile: Mike Teso ’03

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Mike Teso has traveled a long way from Scecina since graduating in 2003. While he was in college, his innate business...

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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,...

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Some ways that equine-assisted therapy helps children

Scecina Director of Counseling Patty Hagen describes how equine-assisted therapy helps children and adolescents. When trust is established, horses give their human unconditional positive regard. Horses don’t care if someone...

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Scecina’s counselor’s passion for horses leads to work in equine-assisted therapy

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Patty Hagen is drawn to helping young people in both her day job as a high school guidance counselor and in...

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Scecina Community shows spirit for 2nd annual Giving Day

I am excited to announce we raised $33,011  during Scecina Giving Day and went above our goal! All gifts received on Scecina Giving Day support academic scholarships, athletics, and underclass...

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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)...

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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...

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Scecina Turnabout Dance was a turning point for alumni couple

Scecina recently reached out to young alumni across the country asking them to update their contact information. The winner of the $50 was Ashley (Black) Kippert ‘06. When she submitted...

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A Prayer For This New School Year

  In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Dear God, thank you for making all things new. Thank you for all that you allowed into our lives...

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Scecina Senior Retreats: ‘A beautiful, faith-filled experience’

  By KJ Fallon, Director of Campus Ministry  Then the LORD said: Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will pass by. There was a...

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1983 Scecina grad helps Castroneves win 4th Indianapolis 500

                  By Steve Heath, Special to Scecina For Scecina Memorial High School grad Dave Sego, this past month of May was like...

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Students from Brazil, China, Italy graduate with Scecina’s Class of 2021

  By John Hegarty, Director of International Programs The 2020-21 school experience for Scecina’s 12 international students was different for each one. Several were never able to return to Scecina...

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Farewell, Sister Sheila

When Scecina counts its blessings, Sister Sheila is always included. We have been blessed with her presence since 2005. After 15 years of serving as the librarian at Scecina, Sister...

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David Dellacca named Scecina principal

David Dellacca will become the new principal at Scecina Memorial High School, effective immediately, Scecina President Joe Therber announced on May 20. Dellacca has been serving as the interim principal...

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President Therber: Finishing the year strong

The month of May always is one of the best and busiest months of the year at Scecina. We celebrated the 62 recipients of the President’s Academic Excellence Awards two...

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President Therber: 6 recent Scecina successes

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! During this Easter season, we rejoice in the hope and joy of our risen Savior, who is the true light of the world. At school, we...

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Scecina’s Class of 2021 academic leaders

The Scecina Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian have succeeded in class, played sports each year, and taken advantage of their opportunities at Scecina. Olivia Kriech Smith is the valedictorian....

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Crusaders softball team has a new home

The Scecina Memorial High School Crusaders softball team is moving to a new home field at McNulty Park. The park is operated by the nonprofit Irvington Sports Association (ISA). The...

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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...

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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...

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Longtime Scecina educator John Hegarty is Indianapolis Irish Citizen of the Year

If you are among the Scecina friends who have traveled to Ireland on one of John Hegarty’s legendary Irish tours or spent much time with Mr. Hegarty at school or...

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Scecina capital campaign reaches $6.8 million

  By President Joe Therber Dear Friends of Scecina, I am so excited to share an Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time capital campaign update with you! Please read on....

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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...

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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...

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A new year, a new semester, and the culmination of Scecina’s capital campaign

  By President Joe Therber Dear Friends, We made it! The long-awaited new year has arrived! After an unprecedented first semester and a well-deserved Christmas break, students and teachers returned...

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You Can Go Anywhere From Here: A video production

By Ellen Walsh, Assistant Director of Admissions Crusaders have become more creative because of COVID-19. Whether it is how teaching and learning happen, how lunch is served, or celebrating schoolwide...

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Postcard from Brazil: International student continues Scecina studies

  By Lorenzo Bender ’21 I left Indianapolis almost eight months ago, leaving my heart there with my friends, but bringing my mind full of fears with me back to...

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Falls Sports Roundup 2020

The girls soccer team (above) winning the Indiana Crossroads Conference championship and senior Jacob Sitzman’s third trip to the IHSAA Cross Country Semi-State were highlights of the Scecina fall sports...

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President Joe Therber: Advent is a season for hope

By Scecina President Joe Therber We begin this Advent season unlike any other we have experienced. We await the delivery of a lifesaver, a vaccine we hope will end our...

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Bill Bevan ’63: coach, substitute teacher, Pacers scorer

Bill Bevan ’63 died on December 8, 2020. Here is the story Scecina published in 2018 when Bill was retiring after 51 years as an Indiana Pacers scorekeeper. “I’m one...

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Scecina’s first Christmas Drive-In: Lights, music, video, Santa!

  Join us for holiday cheer at Scecina’s Christmas Drive-In! Santa is coming from the North Pole to take a picture with your family in your own sleigh (car)!  Stay...

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Scecina pushes for academic success during a pandemic

Note: This story highlights how Scecina implemented a hybrid system of in-person and online classes as school started again in August. In November Archdiocese of Indianapolis schools in Marion County,...

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Scecina’s student leaders rise to the challenges

The 2020-21 school year has thrown many obstacles in front of students trying to experience a traditional school year. Student leaders are at the forefront of trying to figure out...

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Spotlight on Scecina’s Student Ambassadors

This year Scecina’s Crusader Student Ambassadors leadership group grew to 39 students, one of the biggest groups ever. Students apply in the spring to join the program. Student Ambassadors is...

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Scecina senior makes cotillion debut

Diamond Williams Hayes is a go-getter and a leader at Scecina and outside of school. The senior, in her second year at Scecina, was elected as a Student Council class...

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Invitation to Scecina parents to capital campaign: Be a part of something extraordinary

My name is Nick Petrone, and I am the proud dad of three Scecina Memorial High School graduates. Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of serving...

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Crusaders stay strong and keep the faith during pandemic

This week the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Marion County led county public health officials to recommend that schools return to all online learning this month and remain in...

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Got a prayer request? Scecina Prayer Book is open to everyone

  “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial...

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President Therber: Scecina reaches $6 million

  Dear Scecina Community, I have so much good news to share with you. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Scecina was LIVE from the new weight room for the Our Faith,...

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President Therber: An amazing journey for our school and our capital campaign

Dear Scecina Community, For the past year, Scecina has been on an amazing journey. At the school on Oct. 9, we marked the completion of the first grading period of...

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Scecina student meets Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Scecina freshman Tyaira Jointer recently received a rare opportunity to attend a live virtual meeting with a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Tyaira joined...

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President Joe Therber: Operation Homestretch begins for the capital campaign

Dear Scecina Community, It’s always a blessing to share good news! Here’s our good news: Scecina’s generous community has helped us close in on our $6+ million goal for Our...

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President Therber: Labor Day reflection on serving others through work

Happy Labor Day weekend! Labor Day originated in the late 19th century as an opportunity to honor and recognize the contributions of laborers in the early development of the United...

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Welcome to Scecina’s new teachers and staff

Scecina welcomes the following teachers and staff for the 2020-21 school year. Jacob DeWilde, Health and Physical Education, girls basketball coach Mr. DeWilde has been teaching for six years, most...

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‘When the pandemic hit, we realized everything we had at Scecina’

Class of 2020 valedictorian Bailey Sims, now a freshman at Butler University, gave the following speech at the delayed Commencement in July. To all of the graduates, I want you to imagine...

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DeWilde takes over as Scecina’s girls basketball coach

Scecina Memorial High School is pleased to announce Jacob DeWilde as the new head girls basketball coach. DeWilde takes over the program after serving as an assistant at Scecina last year....

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President Therber: It’s great to be back in school

    With just over two weeks of this special school year under our belts, I want to thank everyone who helped get the year off to a safe, welcoming,...

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There’s hope always, Father Rick Ginther tells Scecina teachers and staff

Father Rick Ginther inspired Scecina’s staff with his message to have hope in his homily at a school Mass Friday, August 7. Father told the staff to lean on faith...

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International student looks on bright side of COVID-19 experience

Lorenzo Bender was spending his second school year at Scecina as an international student from Porto Alegre, Brazil. He returned to Brazil on March 17, 2020. By Lorenzo Bender Having...

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Scecina’s Class of 2020 receives diplomas in person during special Commencement

  So that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects. Bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge...

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President Therber: We will pray, protect, partner, personalize

Soon we will welcome students back to Scecina for the 2020 -21 school year. As we do, safety and quality of education are our top priorities. To those ends, we...

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Young Scecina alumnus publishes ‘The Lost Child’ on Amazon

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Just 21 years old and a rising senior at Hanover College, Scecina alumnus Andrew Clegg is now a published author. The 2017 Scecina...

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President Therber: Scecina’s mission to educate our diverse community of students

Dear Crusaders, Greetings and blessings to you! I hope you and yours are safe and well! The past few months have been difficult times for our local communities, our nation,...

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Scecina senior wins Congressional Art Competition

Eliza Leffler, a senior at Scecina Memorial High School, is the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for the 7th Congressional District in Central Indiana. The 7th District covers...

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Young Scecina alumni work on COVID test kits

  Four Scecina alumni and one Class of 2020 graduate are spending the summer putting together COVID-19 testing kits. It’s a small but important job in the fight against the...

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The show goes on for Scecina’s TV Production students

    In a normal week in a normal school year, Scecina’s TV production classes produce the Red and Gold Show, a news and announcements show, every day,  a consistent...

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Summer Reading 2020

The English Department at Scecina Memorial High School does not have any specific summer reading requirements for 2020; however, Scecina strongly encourages all students to read over the summer. Research...

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Scecina freezes tuition rates

Scecina Memorial President Joe Therber announced May 26 that the Catholic high school will freeze tuition rates. Tuition rates for 2020-21 will remain the same as the rates for 2019-20....

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New York Times editor shares COVID-19 newspaper experience with Scecina students

A current events class becomes even more interesting when 1)  you’re in the midst of the biggest current event in a long time, a global pandemic, and 2) technology allows...

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English as a New Language students improve skills during preschool reading project

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications The preschool kids squirm a bit, as preschoolers do. Mostly, though, they are enthralled and especially happy about the special attention from the...

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First Virtual Campus Crusade is a success

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first Virtual Campus Crusade in support of the Class of 2020. It was a big success. More than 150 people registered to...

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President Joe Therber: Scecina today and tomorrow

By President Joe Therber I hope that you are healthy and well. Please know of my prayers for health and safety for you and your loved ones. This situation is...

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Crusaders’ spring sports season: a tribute to senior athletes

Crusaders spring athletes were training, practicing, and looking forward to facing competition on the courts, fields, and tracks. Just as their seasons were about to start, high schools and their...

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Cory Gray led Crusaders to 2 state championships

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Scecina Crusaders are remembering their former softball coach Cory Gray as a funny, generous, patient man who, as the father of two daughters,...

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Scecina Board chair thanks staff and students

By George Newhart ’60   “These are the times that try men’s and women’s souls.” Thomas Paine, 1776. Greetings Scecina Faculty, Administration, Staff and Students, Please allow me the updated...

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Keeping year-end traditions alive at Scecina

Hello, Crusaders, With the current stay-at-home orders, maybe one day seems much like all the others for you. At Scecina, we’ve got some variety because we’re busy planning for a...

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Scecina strong in time of COVID-19

  Greetings, Our Scecina Community is built on relationships. So how do we continue to nurture those relationships and serve our Scecina mission when we are learning and working remotely...

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Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian

Congratulations to Scecina Memorial High School’s Class of 2020 valedictorian, Bailey Ruth Marie Sims, and salutatorian Madison (Madi) Christina Beriault. Scecina President Joe Therber and Interim Principal David Dellacca recently...

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Stations of the Cross

Mrs. Margaret Zeh Fulford’s  senior and junior Catholic Theology students compiled Stations of the Cross for this unique “quarantine” Holy Week. Their assignment was to They were asked to reflect...

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President Joe Therber: Carrying our Cross

Today is Good Friday. What Crosses are we carrying?  Certainly, COVID-19 is a Cross. It is painful. It is sad. It does not fit our human image of a loving...

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Father Paul’s homily: Good Friday in the time of coronavirus

For several years, Father Paul Koetter has led Scecina’s Good Friday Mass. As Scecina cannot gather this Good Friday as a community, Father Paul provided his homily to share this...

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President Joe Therber: Video Reflection from St. Francis chapel

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Scecina designer has a hand in providing coronavirus protection

  By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications People are fighting the coronavirus pandemic on many levels. Mandy Crandell is using her sewing machine. Crandell is Scecina’s graphic designer and...

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President Joe Therber: Scecina continues to educate, serve, and operate

God’s peace and comfort be with you!Thank you very much for an uplifting week of progress in so many ways. So much as happened in a week, including news that...

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Scecina’s coronavirus resources

The State of Indiana has announced that all Indiana K-12 schools will conduct remote e-learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  This decision has been made from an...

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Scecina graduate Angela Espada heads Indiana Catholic Conference

  By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications On workdays when the state legislature is in session, Scecina graduate Angela Espada heads to the Indiana Statehouse. Her first task each...

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Fantastique! Scecina students enjoy French Congrès state competition

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Eight brave Scecina students went to Creekside Middle School in Carmel to participate in the 2020 state French academic competition called Congrès on...

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Scecina’s capital campaign reaches $5.8 million

By President Joe Therber This week, I want to celebrate two recent Scecina successes with you. First, the Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time capital campaign has surpassed the $5.8...

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Amy Fix: ‘I wanted to serve and I wanted to work with kids’

Note: On Jan. 30, 2020, Scecina teacher Amy Fix received the highest honor for teaching from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. She was named the St. Theodora Guerin Excellence in Education...

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Scecina teacher Amy Fix wins Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ highest honor for educator

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Scecina Memorial High School teacher Amy Fix is the winner of the 2020 St. Theodora Guerin Excellence in Education Award given by the...

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President Joe Therber: Scecina’s capital campaign enters Operation Homestretch

By Scecina President Joe Therber Happy New Year to you and yours! I want to thank our community and give you an exciting update on the Our Faith, Our Journey,...

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President Joe Therber: Another milestone for Scecina’s capital campaign

  As you know, Scecina Memorial High School has embarked on its first capital campaign, Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time. When we kicked off the public phase less than...

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Former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez inspires Scecina students

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Jose Hernandez has traveled from his childhood on a migrant farm to space and back.  Traveling to Downtown Indianapolis to speak to high...

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Scecina student’s ministry of music

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Music is an integral part of the Catholic Mass. At Scecina, students take part in the school Mass liturgy as servers, lectors and...

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Scecina’s canned food drive: a long-standing tradition

The Scecina Student Council’s Canned Food Drive tradition continued in 2019 with a school goal of collecting 10,000 cans or nonperishable food items Once again, the response was overwhelming, and...

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Scecina’s search for principal begins

By President Joe Therber   Dear Scecina Community, I first want to thank you for your attention and support that have enabled our students’ learning and growth through the first...

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Hybrid eLearning Day on Monday, Nov. 18

This Monday, November 18, 2019, is a unique day of school. We are calling it a hybrid eLearning day. Some students will be conducting eLearning at home while other students...

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Scecina passes $4.8 million toward $6 million capital campaign goal

By President Joe Therber   Dear Crusaders, It’s a pleasure to update you on the progress of Scecina’s first capital campaign, Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time. A month ago,...

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Scecina graduate’s Project Play is serious business

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications The kids didn’t have any toys to play with. Or the toys were inappropriate or broken and missing pieces. That was heartbreaking –...

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Frank Sergi gives ‘that little extra’ to Scecina

Scecina volunteer Frank Sergi paid tribute to his late wife, Scecina graduate Trish (McMahon) Sergi ’73, and many other “saints” as he received the Father Tom Service Award on Oct....

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Scecina volleyball team rolls to Regional match

Update: On Oct. 26, the volleyball team lost to Southmont in five sets. Congratulations on a great Scecina, Crusaders! Scecina’s volleyball team is on a roll and ready for the...

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Frank Sergi’s remark for 2019 Father Tom Day

A big “thank you” to President Joe Therber, staff and students at Scecina. I’m very humbled and honored to receive the prestigious Fr. Thomas Scecina Memorial Award.  I would also...

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Shadow Days: Be a Crusader for a Day

  Scecina Memorial High School kicks off public Shadow Days for students looking for a Catholic high school experience. Scecina welcomes eighth-graders, as well as potential transfer students. What’s a...

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President Joe Therber’s remarks for 2019 Father Tom Day

Good morning. It is my pleasure to extend several thank you’s and then, on behalf of the Scecina Board of Directors, Mr. Dellacca, our administration, faculty, and staff, to present...

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Scecina honors volunteer who makes difference in students’ lives

By President Joe Therber  On Thursday, Oct. 24, Scecina will celebrate the annual Father Tom Day Mass. We will not have Wednesday Mass that week. At the conclusion of Mass...

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Capital Campaign and the Scecina Fund: What is the difference?

By President Joe Therber This year is very important to the future of Scecina. Why? Every year, valued Scecina alumni and friends generously support the school financially – specifically, scholarships,...

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Scecina passes $4.5 million toward $6 million capital campaign goal

By President Joe Therber It’s official! Last night (Sept. 26) we kicked off the public phase of Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time, the capital campaign for Scecina Memorial High...

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Big plans for Scecina will be unveiled at Capital Campaign Kickoff Party

By Scecina President Joe Therber Something big is happening at Scecina Memorial High School! We have exciting plans to announce about Scecina’s capital campaign, “Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time.”...

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You’re invited: Sept. 26 party will kick off Scecina’s capital campaign

By Scecina President Joe Therber Hello, Scecina Community! I hope your family has experienced a smooth transition into the school year. After a relaxing summer, it’s nice to get back...

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Scecina junior organizes fundraiser for suicide prevention, mental health

Update: As of Sept. 3, Elijah had raised well above his goal. He has raised $7,600, which will be split between the AFSP and Local 416 Peer Support Fund. By...

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Academic Super Bowl Team Goes to State Finals

Scecina’s Academic Super Bowl team went to the State Finals in social studies, math, and science. The finals were Saturday, May 4, at Purdue University. The team won the Indiana...

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Fractal Project Continues After Successful Reception at Scecina

Working with artisans from diverse backgrounds, Indianapolis artist Conrad Cortellini’s first “Quadro” of his Feedback Fractal Project was built in space donated by DeveloperTown, an Indianapolis high-tech startup company, and completed...

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New Horizons Band to play free concert at Scecina

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Scecina Teacher Spotlight: Jesse Purvis ’06

  By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Jesse Purvis was senior class president at Scecina, graduating in 2006. He returned to Scecina after getting his bachelor of arts degree...

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Affordability, Academics, Community Service: Just a Few Reasons to Choose Scecina

By President Joe Therber We know families are serious about education. For a great reason. It is the path to becoming a well-rounded citizen of the world. While I can’t...

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Scecina Senior Aims High, Will Attend U.S. Air Force Academy

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Scecina senior Andrew Smith has made up his mind: He’s accepted his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Drew, as he goes...

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