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Forty-four McAuley sophomores and juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) during a special ceremony in McAuley's Performing Arts Center on April 17. 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 newest NHS inductees:

Juniors: Audre Frigge, Rebecca Laug, Bridget Lecher, Hope Lewandowski, McKenna Macke, Sarah Rauh and Carly Ritter

Sophomores: Anaya Allen, Jessica Bierman, Catherine Broering, Francine Crowe, Olivia Evans, Morgan Gabriel, Kathryn Goyette, Alana Hinton, Bridget Hoernschemeyer, Megan Hoffman, Sophia Imwalle, Shannon Jacobsen, Gabriella Kinne, Abigail Krieger, Hannah Krieger, Rachel Kumar, Emily Lawson, Gabrielle Litzinger, Leah McCall, Emily Merz, Danielle Montgomery, Dajanae Phillips, Amber Plogman, Madelyn Ranz, Cecilia Redd, Anna Riedel, Ellie Rohling, Isabella Rose, Amira Rowe, Emma Schulte, Elizabeth Schutte, Alexandria Smith, Jenna Strassburger, Grace Sunderman, Kayla Traum, Sydney Watkins

In addition to the 44 new inductees, there are 90 McAuley juniors and seniors who are also current NHS members. Co-Presidents are seniors Caroline Kinney and Ruthie Hewald. Senior Maddie Sayatovic is treasurer, and seniors Kylie Montgomery and Megan Threm are co-secretaries.

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.

McAuley freshman Eileen Jones 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, 143,000 students from all 50 states and 24 countries took the 2018 National Latin Exam. In the past decade, McAuley students have earned 20 perfect scores.

Senior Lindsay Cook was also named the Maureen O'Donnell Book Award Winner. Lindsay 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:

5 Gold Medals (Summa Cum Laude – Top 10%, including the Perfect Score)

  • Lindsay Cook – Latin IV
  • Katelyn Freese – Latin III
  • Ellie Kammerer – Latin III
  • Eileen Jones – Latin I
  • Clare Mattingly – Latin I

13 Silver Medals (Maxima Cum Laude – Top 20%)

  • Emily Bollin – Latin I
  • Mollie Bigner – Latin I
  • Katelyn Enginger – Latin I
  • Sydney Etris – Latin I
  • Emma Feist – Latin III
  • Grace Miller – Latin III
  • Elizabeth Mushaben – Latin III
  • Danielle Nissen – Latin III
  • Caroline Nash – Latin I
  • Grace Romer – Latin I
  • Helene Schaefer – Latin I
  • Emily Walden – Latin I
  • Megan Zerhusen – Latin I

6 Magna Cum Laude Certificates (Top 30%)

  • Francine Crowe – Latin II
  • Te'Omarie Doty – Latin II
  • Elizabeth Geers – Latin II
  • Katlyn Havlin– Latin III
  • Eleanor Keil – Latin I
  • Lucie Roell – Latin III

4 Cum Laude Certificates (Top 40%)

  • Holly Berrens – Latin IV
  • Cierra Blakeman – Latin I
  • Ashley Bushman – Latin III
  • Audre Frigge – Latin III

14 Honorable Mentions (Top 50%)

  • Cecily Batdorf – Latin III
  • Emily Dillman – Latin III
  • Celia Elfers – Latin II
  • Olivia Evans – Latin II
  • Summer Holt – Latin III
  • Shannon Jacobsen – Latin II
  • Abigail Krieger – Latin II
  • Grace Marie Munro – Latin III
  • Ellie Rohling – Latin II
  • Emma Schulte – Latin II
  • Ava Scott – Latin I
  • Hannah Shields – Latin II
  • Lillian Wiesman – Latin I
  • Eva Wright – Latin II

In early April, the Vocal Ensembles from McAuley and La Salle High Schools competed in "Festival Disney" in Orlando, where they received several awards. They received Superior Ratings for Show Choir, Men's Choir and Women's Choir, and an Excellent Rating for Mixed Choir. McAuley senior Kylie Montgomery also received the Outstanding Accompanist Award for her piano performance accompanying the La Salle men's choir.

McAuley's Vocal Ensemble, led by Mrs. Mary White, includes: Jill Allaben, Emily Driehaus, Kristin Elchynski, MJ Gabrielle, Katy Goyette, Megan Hoffman, Rachel Kumar, Amanda Meehan, Kylie Montgomery, Gabrielle Mouch, Danielle Nissen , Elizabeth Riedel, Elizabeth Schreyer, Raelynn Snodgrass, Jordan Zulli.

La Salle's Vocal Ensemble, led by Mrs. Cindy Webb, includes: Bryan Barry, Jonathan Crase, John Craycroft, Jack Curnutte, Adam Denney, Sean Feeley, Connor Kluesener, Joe Kroger , Andrew Martini, Owen Messerly, Matthew Newland, Hunter Nichols, Owen Wittich, and Evan Yeazell.

Congratulations to the following students who were recently inducted into the French, Latin and Spanish Honor Societies!

  • French - Kathryn Brucato, Emily Girmann, Hannah Krieger, Rachel Kumar, Emily Lawson, Erin Lucas, Katie Martini, Morgan Nadler, Leah Ostendorf, Dejanae Phillips, Cassidy Rose, Amira Rowe
  • Latin - Emily Dillman, Katelyn Freese, Emma Feist, Katlyn Havlin, Gabrielle Kammerer, Elizabeth Mushaben
  • Spanish - Bridgett Dillenburger, Anna Hergenrother, MJ Gabriel, Elizabeth Listermann, Carly Ritter, Brittany Sanchez, Lizzie Schreyer, Gracie Smith, Jenna Strassburger, Madge Vollmar

McAuley juniors and Latin Club Co-Presidents Ellie Kammerer and Katlyn Havlin finished in the Top Ten at the 68th Ohio Junior Classical League State Convention held March 9 - 11 in Columbus. Out of the 500 top Latin students competing at the convention representing 25 schools from all around Ohio, Ellie finished 5th, and Katlyn finished 8th. Katlyn was also elected to the OJCL State Board as the Treasurer. Ellie is also finishing her term as OJCL Historian.

In addition, McAuley's Latin students finished 3rd overall in the state, and McAuley was the Top All-Girls School in Ohio for the 13th year in a row. McAuley's Latin Club was also named the #1 Latin Club in Ohio, achieving 170 Club Contest points, the most of any Latin Club in Ohio. McAuley students were awarded over 100 ribbons, medals and trophies at the 2018 Convention.

The convention brings together 500 students from across the state of Ohio to celebrate the study of Latin. It includes a number of competitions, including academic tests, art contests, certamen (Latin Academic Team), and creative performances, along with social activities such as a dance, toga banquet and more. The OJCL is the state organization which promotes the study of the Latin language and classical civilization. It is part of the National JCL, which has over 47,000 members, making it the largest organization in the world dedicated to the study of classical civilization.

A full list of awards is below. Congratulations to Ellie, Katlyn and all our Latin students, and to Latin Teacher Mrs. Rachel Kless, on another outstanding year!


Club Contests

1st Place – Club Spirit
Gold Medal – Club Banner
Gold Medal – Club Project
Gold Medal - Club Service
Silver Medal - Club Scrapbook
Good Rating – Club Publication
Good Rating – Club Music Video

Certamen Team (Latin Quiz Bowl):
All teams advanced to the semi-finals and finished in the Top Ten in Ohio.

Latin I Team – Finished 8th overall. Captain Megan Zerhusen, Katelyn Enginger, Caroline Nash, Helene Schaefer.

Latin II Team – Finished 6th in Ohio. Captains Celia Elfers and Eva Wright, Lizzy Geers, Emma Schulte.

Upper Team – Finished 9th in Ohio. Captain Ellie Kammerer, Katelyn Freese, Katlyn Havlin, Elizabeth Mushaben.


Academic Tests: Ribbons Awarded for 1st-10th Place

Academic Pentathalon

3rd Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin II
4th Place – Eileen Jones, Latin I
8th Place – Caroline Nash, Latin I
9th Place – Katelyn Freese, Latin III

Classical Mythology

3rd Place – Ellie Kammerer Latin III
4th Place – Katelyn Freese, Latin III
5th Place – Elizabeth Geers, Latin II
6th Place – Elizabeth Mushaben, Latin III
8th Place – Eva Wright, Latin II
10th Place – Celia Elfers, Latin II

Latin Grammar

9th Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin III
10th Place – Francine Crowe, Latin II
10th Place – Megan Zerhusen, Latin I

Latin Vocabulary

9th Place – Katelyn Enginger, Latin I

Roman History

6th Place – Katelyn Freese, Latin III
7th Place – Eileen Jones, Latin I
8th Place – Elizabeth Mushaben, Latin III
10th Place – Katelyn Enginger, Latin I

Latin Derivatives

8th Place – Elizabeth Geers, Latin II
8th Place – Katlyn Havlin, Latin III
10th Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin III
10th Place – Celia Elfers, Latin II

Roman Life

5th Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin III
5th Place – Eva Wright, Latin II
7th Place – Katelyn Freese, Latin III
9th Place – Ashley Bushman, Latin III
9th Place – Katelyn Enginger, Latin I

Latin Literature

2nd Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin III
5th Place – Katlyn Havlin, Latin III
5th Place – Eileen Jones, Latin I
6th Place – Shannon Jacobsen, Latin II
6th Place – Caroline Nash, Latin I
9th Place (tie) – Katelyn Enginger, Latin I
9th Place (tie) – Eleanor Keil, Latin I
9th Place (tie) – Helene Schaefer, Latin I
10th Place – Ashley Bushman, Latin III

Sight Latin Reading

2nd Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin III
3rd Place – Clare Mattingly, Latin I
7th Place – Eileen Jones, Latin I


Graphic and Creative Arts Awards: Ribbons for 1st-10th Place

Drawn Chart

2nd Place – Emma Schulte, Latin II
10th - Place Eileen Jones, Latin I

Mixed Media

2nd Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin I
6th Place - Summer Holt, Latin II
10th Place - Lizzy Geers, Latin II

Constructed Chart

1st Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin I
2nd Place - Eva Wright, Latin II
4th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin I
5th Place - Caroline Nash, Latin I
6th Place - Helene Schaefer, Latin I
8th Place - Ellie Keil, Latin I
9th Place - Francine Crowe, Latin II
9th Place - Emily Bollin, Latin I

Traditional Photography

1st Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III
2nd Place - Katlyn Freese, Latin III
5th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III

Cartoon

3rd Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III
5th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III

Constructed Map

5th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III

Computer Enhanced Photography

1st Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III
3rd Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III
5th Place - Ashley Bushman, Latin III
7th Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin III

Comic Panel

5th Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III

Water Color

8th Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III
9th Place - Francine Crowe, Latin II
10th Place - Marie Munro, Latin III

Textiles

5th Place - Ashley Bushman, Latin III
8th Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin III
10th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III

Woodworking

2nd Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin I
5th Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin III
6th Place - Eileen Jones, Latin I

Talent Show

2nd Place - Celia Elfers, Singing
Finalist - Megan Zerhusen, Beat Box
Opening Act - Lizzy Geers, Unicycle

Pastels

2nd Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III
4th Place - Francine Crowe, Latin II
5th Place - Marie Munro, Latin III
8th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III
10th Place - Celia Elfers, Latin II

Dolls

8th Place - Marie Munro, Latin III

Pencil Drawing

9th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin I

Colored Pencil

3rd Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III

Couples Costume

5th Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III, & Summer Holt Latin III

Modern Myth

1st Place - Ashley Bushman, Latin III
2nd Place - Eileen Jones, Latin I
4th Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin I
5th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III

Ink Drawing

8th Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III

Ceramics

10th Place - Katlyn Havlin, Latin III

Multimedia

3rd Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III

Poetry

2nd Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin III

On March 20, 46 McAuley students were inducted to the History Honor Society. This is McAuley's 15th History Honor Society induction class. Inductees include: Jillian Allaben, Sophia Almanza, Cecily Batdorf, Sophia Brock, Ashley Bushman, Emily Dillman, Isabelle Dorr, Te'Omarie Doty, Elisabeth Dunham, Abby Eisel, Maddyson Engel, Emily Etris, Emma Feist, Katelyn Freese, Allison Glassmeyer, Katlyn Havlin, Anna Hergenrother, Kaylee Hopper, Susan Hudepohl, Gabrielle Kammerer, Jenna Leek, Martha Lehmann, Elizabeth Lepsky, Hope Lewandowski, Isabel Lynch, Lindsay Macey, Grace Matre, Hailey McAdoo, Rachel McAninch, Colleen McLaughlin, Amanda Meehan, Megan Meyer, Grace Miller, Adison Moeves, Jacqueline Monnig, Elizabeth Mushaben, Danielle Nissen, Leah Ostendorf, Elizabeth Parson, Sarah Rauh, Carly Ritter, Lucie Roell, Graceanne Smith, Rorie Smith, Julie Sucher, and Kassidy Tensing.

McAuley's History Club is led by President Jaclynn Ruberg and moderators, Mrs. Lisa Heiert and Mr. David Renick.

The National History Club was founded in March 2002 to encourage the reading, discussion, writing and enjoyment of history among high school students and their teachers. McAuley High School was granted a charter by the National History Club in 2003.

McAuley's 2018 student raffle concluded on Feb. 23 with much success! As a school, the students, faculty and staff of McAuley raised $78,289.50. Each class brought in over 160% of its goal, with the seniors finishing in first place, achieving 250% of their goal. In second place were the freshmen, who brought in 193% of their goal, followed by the juniors, who brought in 178% of their goal, and the sophomores, who achieved 164% of their goal. Congratulations to the following students, who were top sellers:

  • Jaclynn Ruberg - Top Seller in the School ($2,680)
  • Anna Hergenrother - 2nd Highest Seller in the School ($1165)
  • Brooke Ryan - Top Seller in Senior Class ($730)
  • Cecily Batdorf - Top Seller in Junior Class ($815)
  • Megan Hoffman - Top Seller in Sophomore Class ($510)
  • Austin Pille - Top Seller in Freshman Class ($805)

All money raised from the raffle is used for financial aid, scholarships and other improvements that benefit McAuley students. The grand prize winner, to be drawn at the McAuction event on March 24, will have a choice of $20,000 cash or a new car from Jake Sweeney (valued up to $25,000).

McAuley junior Aarian Lynn has been selected to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference in Valley Forge April 12 – 15. Aarian was awarded a scholarship to attend the conference from The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. The scholarship includes tuition, board and room, and travel expenses. Aarian was chosen for the scholarship by a selection process that required her to write an essay and participate in an interview.

Aarian will be one of 15 high school students from seven area high schools to attend, with about 100 students from across the country at the fourth in a series of Spirit of America youth conferences this spring.

The purpose of the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference is for students to explore American democracy, to better understand the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, to develop their leadership skills, and to actively engage in activities focused on current events and issues in our country. Activities include:

  • Mock Congressional Debate, in which participants discuss a current events-based Constitutional problem
  • Free Enterprise Challenge, which encourages students to explore the world of entrepreneurship and free markets
  • Leadership workshops, which introduce participants to different styles of leadership and character traits demonstrated by the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Visits to Valley Forge and historic Philadelphia.

Freedoms Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Valley Forge PA. Its mission is to educate about American rights and responsibilities, honor acts of civic virtue and challenge all to reject apathy and get involved. It has volunteer chapters all over the United States that support this mission through local programs and fundraising efforts.

Congratulations to McAuley seniors Anna Kerth and Lydia Snow, who signed National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Anna will play soccer at Urbana University, and Lydia will golf at Cincinnati Christian University.


McAuley High School's spring musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, is March 16 – 18 in McAuley's Performing Arts Center, located at 6000 Oakwood Ave. in College Hill. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.mcacin.booktix.com or at the door.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is set in New York City in 1922 during the height of the Jazz age. It tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her plan is to find a job as a secretary to a wealthy man and marry him for money instead of love, but her plan goes awry.

McAuley's 2017 spring musical, All Shook Up, won five Cappie Awards for Costumes, Stage Management and Stage Crew, Choreography, Female Dancer, and Female Critic. 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.

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