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Many McAuley Latin Students Received Honors

Congratulations to sophomore Ellie Kammerer, who earned a perfect score on the National Latin Exam! Each year, less than 1% of students who take the NLE earn a perfect score. This year, 149,000 students from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries took the National Latin Exam. In the past decade, McAuley students have earned 19 perfect scores.

Senior Julia Cardinal (AP Latin) was also named the Maureen O'Donnell Book Award Winner. Julia has earned four consecutive Gold Medals on the National Latin Exam for Latin I-IVAP. There are only a few hundred students each year out of the thousands who take the exam who earn this honor.

Many McAuley students also earned medals and certificates for their scores on this year's National Latin Exam. Congratulations to these additional honorees, as well as to McAuley Latin Teacher Mrs. Rachel Kless:

8 Gold Medals (Summa Cum Laude - Top 10%, Including the Perfect Score)
Julia Cardinal - AP Latin
Lindsay Cook - Latin III
Katelyn Freese - Latin II
Katlyn Havlin - Latin II
Abigail Krieger - Latin I
Kasey Siciliano - Latin IV
Megan Threm - Latin III

14 Silver Medals (Maxima Cum Laude – Top 20%)
Abigail Albrinck - AP Latin
Lily Clark - Latin III
Francine Crowe - Latin I
Celia Elfers - Latin I
Olivia Evans - Latin I
Emma Feist - Latin II
Audre Frigge - Latin II
Holly McGarvey - Latin III
Elizabeth Mushaben - Latin III
Danielle Nissen - Latin II
Lucie Roell - Latin II
Abigail Schneider - Latin III
Emma Schulte - Latin I
Eva Wright - Latin I

7 Magna Cum Laude Certificates (Top 30%)
Cecily Batdorf - Latin II
Holly Berrens - Latin III
Isabelle Dorr - Latin II
Hailey McAdoo - Latin II
Leah McCall - Latin I
Brittany Wells - Latin III

6 Cum Laude Certificates (Top 40%)
Susan Hudepohl - Latin II
Sophia Imwalle - Latin I
Grace Munro - Latin II
Ellie Rohling - Latin I
Hannah Schott - Latin I
Caitlin Strotman - Latin III

3 Honorable Mentions (Top 50%)
Olivia Dillman - AP Latin
Shannon Jacobsen - Latin I
Hannah Smith - AP Latin

57 Sophomores & Juniors Inducted

Fifty-seven McAuley sophomores and juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) during a special ceremony in McAuley's Performing Arts Center on April 11. NHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Congratulations to our new NHS inductees:


Emily Anneken

Holly Berrens

Rachel Bogart

Eilene Crowe

Sophia Griffiths

Hallie Heidemann

Karissa Kramer

Emily Kyle

Meghan Long

Amanda Popp

Kayla Reeder

Samantha Roll

Madison Sayatovic

Raelynn Snodgrass

Hailey Tensing


Jillian Allaben

Sophia Almanza

Cecily Batdorf

Kathleen Berrens

Ashley Bushman

Bridgett Dillenburger

Emily Dillman

Isabelle Dorr

Abby Eisel

Emily Etris

Emma Feist

Katelyn Freese

Katlyn Havlin

Anna Hergenrother

Hannah Hollstegge

Kaylee Hopper

Susan Hudepohl

Gabrielle Kammerer

Martha Lehmann

Elizabeth Lepsky

Isabel Lynch

Lindsay Macey

Katie Martini

Grace Matre

Rachel McAninch

Amanda Meehan

Megan Meyer

Grace Miller

Adison Moeves

Jacqueline Monnig

Elizabeth Mushaben

Danielle Nissen

Leah Ostendorf

Lucie Roell

Alise Schindler

Amanda Schweder

Rorie Smith

Ellen Stevenot

Lauren Taylor

Kassidy Tensing

Rachel Toelke

Sophia Ventura

In addition to the 57 new inductees, there are 84 McAuley juniors and seniors who are also current NHS members. Co-Presidents are seniors Abby Ewald and Hannah Smith. Senior Olivia Dillman is secretary, and senior Maria Hemmelgarn is treasurer.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada.

Congratulations to the following students, who were recently inducted into their language honor societies in recognition of their scholastic achievement, interest in the language, participation in their club activities, and continuing in their study of their language.

French Honor Society

  • Ruthie Hewald
  • Allison Koenig
  • Cameryn Lipscomb
  • Sara Roell
  • Samantha Roll
  • Hailey Tensing
  • Sarah Voit

Latin Honor Society

  • Holly Berens
  • Lily Clark
  • Lindsay Cook
  • Maria Deitschel
  • Holly McGarvey
  • Megan Threm

Spanish Honor Society

  • Colleen Brugger
  • Hanna Creighton
  • Hannah Hollstegge
  • Caroline Kinney
  • Ally Knizner
  • Karissa Kramer
  • Sarah Lawson
  • Kayla Reeder

Over 30 students and faculty members from McAuley and Mother of Mercy recently teamed up to raise awareness for homelessness by participating in a "Shantytown" experience on the Oakwood Avenue campus in College Hill. They ate a soup kitchen style dinner, and they visited and prayed in front of Grace Place, which offers temporary transitional housing to women who are in transition from homelessness. They watched a documentary about hunger in America. They also learned how to make plastic bag mats for the homeless to sleep on, and the students will be making additional mats in the weeks to come to donate to area organizations that provide for the homeless. The night ended with the students sleeping outside in their cardboard Shanties, to get a glimpse of what it is like for homeless individuals.

McAuley junior Anna Wood participated in the Shantytown experience and said the night made her realize how extremely difficult it is for homeless individuals. "Although we had only four hours to sleep, I couldn't sleep at all. I was cold, uncomfortable and I felt claustrophobic. I realized how lucky I am to have a roof over my head, a comfortable bed, plenty of food, and especially a family that can provide this for me," said Anna.

Mother of Mercy senior Sophie Hill had similar reflections on the experience. "It was a humbling experience," said Sophie. "It made me more aware of the things I have that I take for granted; something as simple as my drawer full of socks."

The Shantytown experience was coordinated by Gina Keith, Service Coordinator at McAuley, and Johanna Becker, Director of Campus Ministry at Mother of Mercy.

We extend our sincerest thank you to the many McAuley alumnae, parents, faculty, staff and friends who made gifts on our McAuley Day of Giving on March 17 - which totaled over $90,000 for the students of McAuley! All gifts made on March 17 were doubled thanks to matching funds provided by generous donors. The funds raised will be used to help provide scholarships, financial aid and other assistance for McAuley students for the 2017-18 school year. Many gifts were also made in honor of current or past McAuley teachers or staff members.

McAuley offers a variety of Summer Sports & Enrichment Camps for kids of all ages. Please see the links below for a listing of camps and to register. Registration deadline is May 26, 2017.

Summer Sports Camps

Summer Enrichment Camps

Congratulations to the 32 students who were inducted into McAuley's History Honor Society on March 14 – representing McAuley's 14th History Honor Society induction class! Membership in McAuley's History Honor Society is based on academic average in core Social Studies classes, with additional consideration granted to students taking Advanced Placement (AP) social studies classes, and those who participate in History Club or other history electives and activities. McAuley's History Honor Society is sponsored by The National History Club, which was founded in March 2002 to encourage the reading, discussion, writing, and enjoyment of history among high school students and their teachers.

The inductees include: Paige Adams, Colleen Brugger, Emma Brunst, Lily Clark, Lindsay Cook, Maria Deitschel, Emily Driehaus, Nicole Fishburn, Hallie Heidemann, Alia Heidorn, Ruth Hewald, Nora Honkomp, Olivia Kinne, Caroline Kinney, Allison Klare, Alyssa Knizner, Emily Kyle, Sarah Lawson, Holly McGarvey, Kylie Montgomery, Kayla Reeder, Elizabeth Riedel, Sara Roell, Samantha Roll, Madison Sayatovic, Katharine Schreyer, Emily Seigel, Josephine Smith, Raelynn Snodgrass, Megan Threm, Grace Tonnis, Sarah Voit.

Results of Experiments Shared During International Teleconference

Advanced Placement (AP) Physics students from McAuley High School recently participated in an International Masterclass in Particle Physics. The Masterclass gives high school students the opportunity to be particle physicists for a day by analyzing real data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC is the world's largest particle accelerator that collides protons at energies approaching the speed of light.

The students examined the products of collisions between elementary particles that travel through the LHC. They presented their findings during an international videoconference with particle physicists and four other high schools from France, Spain and Italy. The students had the opportunity to ask questions of real-life physicists from CERN. The Masterclass allows the students to work like real scientists, work directly with particle physicists, and get a taste of how modern research in physics works.

Sock Hop for Little Children April 9 at 12:45 p.m.

McAuley High School's spring musical, All Shook Up, will be April 7 - 9 in McAuley's Performing Arts Center, located at 6000 Oakwood Ave. in College Hill. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.showtix4u.com or at the door. Click HERE to see a list of the cast and crew members.

On Sunday, April 9, there will also be a sock-hop event for little children and parents at 12:45 p.m., just before to the 2 p.m. show. Guests will enjoy an ice cream sundae bar and children's activities. Tickets for the sock hop event are $10 per child and $5 per adult and can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com.

All Shook Up is a musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It takes place in a small middle American town in 1955, where one girl's dream and a surprise visit from a guitar-playing stranger help the town discover the magic of romance and the power of Rock & Roll.

McAuley's 2016 spring musical, Mary Poppins, won eight Cappie Awards for Best Musical, Best Song, Lead Actress in a Musical, Lead Actor in a Musical, Female Dancer, Choreography, Ensemble in a Musical, and Costumes.

Congratulations to the Varsity Basketball Team, who won the district title on Saturday, March 4, with a 43-27 win over Springboro! They will play in the regional semi-finals against Mount Notre Dame this Wednesday, March 8, at 6:15 p.m. at Fairmont High School in the Trent Arena. Pre-sale tickets are $7 and can be purchased in the main office. Fairmont High School's address is 3750 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH 45429. Let's go, MOHAWKS!!

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