Walsh Jesuit High School
4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224-1059 • 330.929.4205 (local) 800.686.4694 (outside Akron)
The Olympic Trials for swimming started yesterday in Omaha, Nebraska! We are proud to say that we have three WJ alumni or current students competing in these trials! Danielle Margheret '13 (a junior at ND) is competing in her second Olympic trials (2012 & 2016), Joey Reilman '15 (a freshman at Tennessee) in his first trials, and Hanna Gresser, a junior at Walsh Jesuit, in her first trials. They all join Sean Murphy '01 from Walsh Jesuit who competed in 2012 with Danielle as swimmers with Walsh Jesuit connections. Good luck to our Warriors!
|Danielle Margheret '13||Joey Reilman '15||Hanna Gresser '17|
Congratulations to WJ grad, Cassidy Brown '13 who was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th round last week. Brown becomes the 7th player in WJ Baseball history to be drafted. Other WJ alumni who have been drafted include, Patrick O'Brien '99, Chad Rodgers '06, David Starn '08, Tyler Skulina '04, Jonny Fasola '10 and Greg Greve '10. An article in the Cuyahoga Falls News Press on Brown can be found: http://www.fallsnewspress.com/sports/2016/06/19/walsh-jesuit-graduate-cassidy-brown-drafted-by-cincinnati-reds
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From Akron Beacon Journal; By Jeff Brewer
Special to the Beacon Journal
They are fearless. They are relentless. And they are state champions.
The Walsh Jesuit Warriors completed their fantastic journey Sunday, knocking out defending state champion Teays Valley 7-2 to win the Division I softball state title at Firestone Stadium.
The Warriors (24-5) — Division II champions in 2004 and 2002 — won their first Division I softball title and became the first Summit County team to win a state softball title since the tournament was moved from Ashland to Akron in 2008.
Most fans returning to Firestone Stadium after rain suspended play Saturday night expected a soccer-like score with Teays Valley senior Alyssa Rothwell and Walsh junior Madi McCrady locked in a pitchers’ duel.
Yet coming to bat in the bottom of the fourth trailing 1-0, Walsh had the Vikings (25-7) right where they wanted them.
“When we are down, it gives us something to fight for,” Walsh junior third baseman Allie Drake, who unloaded a two-run homer to left in the fourth to get the offense rolling, said. “We know we have to do it for the person next to us.”
Playing from behind is one thing, but playing from behind against a dominant pitcher like Rothwell is another matter. The Ball State recruit had thrown 27 state-tournament innings in a row without allowing an earned run, dating back to 2015. Drake’s blast ended that string and came on a 2-2 pitch with two outs, scoring McCrady (walk) to make it 2-1 through four.
“Once the first person gets that first hit, then we open up,” Walsh junior second baseman Emma Lawson said.
After Teays Valley’s Hanna Skellet doubled and scored in the top of the fifth to make it 2-2, Walsh, not surprisingly, answered with five runs in the bottom of the fifth, and forced Vikings coach Brenna Giesige to take the ball from Rothwell.
“I didn’t envision that having to happen,” Giesige said.
Rothwell (22-5) was not as sharp Sunday as she had been on Saturday, and said she caught her cleat and tweaked her foot on the final out of Friday’s 1-0 semifinal win over Amherst Steele.
But she also said, “I felt like our energy as a team was less than it was last night.”
As they have done repeatedly, the Warriors wore out their opponent. In order, Walsh defeated Medina (5-1), Mentor (3-0), North Canton Hoover (9-4), Mason (5-2), and reigning champ Teays Valley (7-2) to win the big trophy. A come-from-behind 2-1 win over Hudson in the district semifinal was the team’s tightest game.
"Sign of Peace"
Congratulations…not just to you Seniors for completing this first step in a life long journey of learning. But Congratulations to all you parents! Congratulations on now graduating from High School Tuition obligations, TO COLLEGE TUITION OBLIGATIONS!!!
Baccalaureate is your religious graduation from Walsh Jesuit High School. We just completed Mass. The last time you will celebrate Mass at Walsh Jesuit as a student. As part of that celebration, we all shared the Sign of Peace. The Sign of Peace was previously known as the Right of Peace . . . a ritual by which the Celebrant, Fr. Petkash, and the congregation, together extend Christ’s Peace to one another and the world.
I would ask you all to reflect a moment on how you gave the Sign of Peace . . . to whom did you give that Sign . . . and what you felt when you gave the Sign of Peace. Did you extend the spirit of Christ’s Peace to those around you? Can we as Ignatian brothers and sisters extend that peace to more than just those in our close proximity?
Graduates . . . you are leaving this building tonight, you are receiving your High School Diploma’s on Sunday . . . You are leaving this safe, secure institution for college and then the REAL WORLD!!! No longer will mom & dad or your teachers be hounding you about whether your homework was done or your room was clean. . . You will have many great successes, and you will have many more epic failures. You will be in the Real World where your choices, your actions will all have consequences. . . . Consequences which will forever impact the trajectory of your life.
I spoke to you all at Senior Breakfast and I suggested that you will always have a HOME in Walsh Jesuit. While that is absolutely true, let me remind you that as much as this institution is very proud to always welcome you back, it is your RESPONSIBILITY to take the spirit of this school, this community, your family, St. Ignatius, into the world.
Class of 2016, the tenor and pitch of the social dialogue has degenerated into an ugly cacophony of uncivilized discord. You are all walking into that world, and we (your elders), cannot protect or shelter you from that reality. . . . you are entering into that world, and now, as adults, you are adding your voices to that chorus. What tenor, what pitch, would you like your voice to have?
You come from Walsh Jesuit High School…your families have made great sacrifices to provide you with a Jesuit Education. That education is both a privilege as well as an obligation. The privileges of your education will bloom and flower for the rest of your lives. But the OBLIGATIONS of that education . . . now those are perhaps much more important. MEN AND WOMEN FOR OTHERS is not a joke or a slogan. It is a creed, a code, an ethos. It is a directive by which WE have been taught to live our lives. The path that St. Ignatius established in SERVING others . . . being not just a taker from this world, but a giver to the world.
As you enter your adult lives as Women & Men, I challenge you to take your education, your Walsh Jesuit education, and extend your Sign of Peace . . . extend your Right of Peace to others in the world in a positive way.
Make your parents proud, make your community proud, make your alma mater proud…..but most importantly, MAKE YOURSELF PROUD.
God Bless and Good Luck,
Mr. Manav Raj ‘88
Walsh Jesuit Alumni Association President
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Akron General Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy will provide athletic pre-participation physical exams at Walsh Jesuit High School beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Before you arrive at the screening, please complete the parent and student portions of the physical form which can be found here. Signatures are required on the form before the physician can perform the evaluation and for the exam to be considered complete.
These exams are sports specific screening exams and do not replace a routine physical exam with a primary care physician. Acute and chronic illnesses and injuries are not evaluated during these screening exams and are referred to the primary care provider for follow up and clearance. The cost for these exams has been set at $20 with a portion of that money benefitting the athletic training budget while also covering the cost of the exam. If paying by check, please make check payable to Walsh Jesuit.
This athletic health screening will fulfill the yearly requirement for anyone planning to participate in athletic activities in the next school year. No pre-registration is necessary and athletes will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Those attending are asked to enter through the commons doors the night of the exam.
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As part of the Strategic Planning process, and occasionally over the years during President, Karl Ertle's six years here, the name "Warriors" has been brought up and the question was raised whether it was appropriate for a Jesuit school in this day and age. After study and discussion with many, we will retain the "Warriors" and embrace the legacy of both the Seneca Nation and the WJ original classes who selected the name. As one can read in the past yearbooks and newspapers and was explained to WJ President, Karl Ertle by members of the original classes over a six month dialogue, "Warriors" was selected as a means of celebrating the rich heritage of the Native Americans of the area. Members of the class of ’69 took the lead and helped emphasize the connection to the Seneca Nation that led to “Wyoga” Lake, that is, “land of the turtles” in Seneca.
Below is a picture of the Seneca Nation Tribute that will be located in front of the Commons, near room 100.
Artist Joe Frohnapfel of Stow (in the picture) has created a signature piece that has been donated by an alum. Karl has been in touch with representatives of the Seneca Nation (who are just west of Buffalo, NY) and Joe worked to impart details that capture the Seneca charism---as he has in his many other award-winning pieces that are located throughout the Greater Akron area. You can see his work along Market Street and in local parks, including a large sculpture of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and Geronimo. He is deeply respectful of the Native American traditions and told WJ that the wood "whispers" to him. Joe's brother attended WJ and he has worked about 400 hours to hand carve the tribute and he will come to school after the tribute is installed to teach classes about it.
In regards to the etymology of “Warrior”---on the Seneca Nation and other webpages, there are facts about the tribes that came together to form the Nation. There are references to “warrior-ambassador” as the Seneca were known to work to facilitate the communication between the various tribes as they worked to form the Seneca Nation. We hope this leads to more discussion and the incorporation of the Seneca tradition and legacy in what we do here at school.
Additionally, here is an article from the Pioneer, our school paper, that appeared in March of 1967 and details some of the WJ history.
Congratulations to Ryan Slama ’16 who has received the Cornell Traditional Fellow Award from Cornell University where he will be attending in the fall. Slama was selected to this prestigious fellowship program based on his dedication, to work, service and scholarship he has demonstrated during his high school career. As a Cornell Tradition Fellow, Slama will be provided with unique social opportunities, academic-year work, and the chance to become involved in community service. In addition, he will have the opportunity to interact with leaders, distinguished guests and other Tradition Fellows. Only 2% of Cornell students receive this award. Salma was awarded the McMullen Scholarship from Cornell University as well.
Provincial, Brian Paulson, S.J. has missioned Fr. Paul O’Connor, S.J. to Walsh Jesuit. Paul will teach theology classes part-time, work in campus ministry, and assist the Office of Ignatian Mission with SPA and the development of coaching retreats.
We are blessed to have him and the Jesuit Community is glad to have another member! He previously served at St. Xavier in Cincinnati. He will join us over the summer and we will welcome him officially in the fall!
Walsh Jesuit alum and all time leading scorer, Dawson DiPietro, has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
After a highly successful career at Walsh Jesuit and two very successful seasons playing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL), Dawson DiPietro chose to continue his career at Western Michigan University. WMU is a current member of the NCHC one of the top Division I conferences in the country. The NCHC is home to current NCAA Division I National Champion, the University of North Dakota.
“As a program we cannot be any more proud of Dawson DiPietro. He has earned this and worked so hard to become the player he is today,” said Head Coach Pat McKendry. “Dawson is a rare talent, period. He did it all for us as a Warrior and I cannot be more grateful of his efforts and contributions to the Warrior Hockey Family.”
DiPietro will head to Kalamazoo in the next few weeks to enroll in school early for summer classes.
Congratulations Walsh Jesuit junior, Connor Williams scored a perfect score of a 36 on his ACT. Less than one-tenth of 1% of students who take the ACT earns this top score. Williams is the son of Brian and Diane Williams of Twinsburg, Ohio.
Seniors Miranda Gabriel and Elyse McMahon wrote the following for the Examen yesterday at school:
There are two different kinds of success. First, there’s the success that we conventionally think of. This success is found in trophies and medals, is granted at award ceremonies and graduations. It congratulates you for hard work and commitment. It is getting into the college you wanted or the job you wanted. It is making a lot of money, or being applauded at a banquet, or receiving an A+.
This success is fine, but the problem with it is that the feeling of pride that comes from it surfaces from an exterior place. You need the recognition from other people to feel value in the accomplishment. What is an award if there’s no one at the banquet? What is getting a promotion if not your boss judging your worth?
This success also brings rise to competition. If you get into that college, someone else must be rejected. Does an A+ still feel satisfying if every single other person in the class also got one?
The beautiful thing is we don’t have to be confined to this type of success. Another type exists, one that can’t be tallied up, can’t be graded, cannot be quantified in any way. This type of success is how many people you meet and then learn to love, how many stories you step into, how rich and colorful your life is. It comes in the conversations, in the smile, or the laugh, in the solidarity of a moment. This success is self-defined, it never runs out or comes into competition with another. This success is happiness.
Which success is more important to you, the first or the second? Which success do you want to be more important to you?
As we embark upon the next phase of our lives, it seems we are always reaching for rewind, holding onto the memories Walsh Jesuit has granted. When you think back on your high school experience, it is easy to get stuck in the best and worst moments that you’ve known. However, I challenge you to instead think of the little moments, the easily-forgettable but inexpressibly important instants. The time you put down your books to play a board game with your little sister. The conversation you had with a teacher after class. Smiling at a friend or laughing together at a lunch table, These little moments stringed together comprise something so much grander than any award or other exterior indicator of success ever could. These little moments are where I find the most success. These are so much more important to me than a GPA value, grade, or quantification. Within their ambiguity lives the beauty. Do you feel success because of momentous happenings or because of these tiny details?
For a moment, I challenge you to think into the future: which success will serve as your motivation? In the world beyond Walsh, there’s still so much to feel, to see, and to say. Enter into the success of happiness today and tomorrow and every day after that.
Dear Walsh Jesuit,
Thank you for teaching me formulas and facts and theories.
But more importantly, thank you for teaching me what success is.
Thank you for my favorite moments.
I hope each of you find favorite moments here, too.
I hope success in lies in your future.
I hope that today, your life feels alive.
You are invited to help us celebrate the 500th consecutive Labre, 2 weeks from today (Monday, May 16th from 3pm-4pm). We will gather in the chapel for a prayer service after school to celebrate all the great memories and share stories that have shaped the past 10 years in the community with our friends on the streets. You can come with a story to share or just to hear stories from students and other adults. No matter if you’ve attended once, multiple times or not at all, it would be great to have you help us celebrate this important milestone!
This past Saturday four Football Warriors landed in the NFL!
Connor Cook '11, Quarterback for Michigan State will be playing for the Oakland Raiders
Drew Kaiser '11, punter for Texas A&M, will be with San Diego Chargers
Ross Martin '12, Kicker for Duke Univ., signed with NY Jets
Adam Redmond '11, OL from Harvard signed with the Indianapolis Colts
These four former WJ Warriors now make nine football Warriors who made it to the NFL!
The previous five were:
Steve Fitzhugh '81, Denver Broncos
Mike Vrabel '93, New England Patriots
Kevin O'Neill '93, Detroit Lions
Joe O'Neill '95, Detroit Lions
Tom Lopienski '98, Indianapolis Colts
We are very proud of our former Warriors!
The Walsh Jesuit High School Music Department presents “Spring Showcase, 2016” featuring the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and String Orchestra on Friday, April 29, 2016 in the school’s theater, located at 4550 Wyoga Lake Road in Cuyahoga Falls. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and tickets are $5.00 general admission, available at the door.
A wide range of music styles and titles will be presented from famous marches to exciting overtures, music from motion pictures, big bands, jazz and blues and symphonies, This concert features compositions by John Philip Sousa, Clare Grundman, Sammy Nestico, Duke Ellington, Johann Sebastian Bach, Aaron Copeland and much more. There are over 75 musicians involved and is directed by David Banks, in his 16th year at Walsh Jesuit.
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Check out this awesome lacrosse goal as time runs out during the WJ vs. Notre Dame Catholic last week! The goal was scored by senior, Brendan Donahue!
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, April 21, 2016— Walsh Jesuit senior, Collin Marks has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career as a Blue Streak for John Carroll University. Marks will play for the school’s NCAA Division III baseball program under Head Baseball Coach, Marc Thibeault.
Marks, a catcher for the Warriors, helped lead the team to their fourth straight North Coast League Championship, a District championship win, and a 26-4 record. The Warriors earned the number two ranking in the State last year by Prep Baseball Report (PBR) and their ninth National ranking in school history. Marks is a three-year varsity member and was a member of the All-tournament team CABA World Series in 2015.
“Collin Marks is simply a gifted all-around baseball player,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach. “He is exceptional on defense, and remarkably versatile while also being a very talented offensive player as well. He is modest, unassuming, and kind while also being confident, professional and mature. He has grown to be a close friend, and we are very proud to have had him in our program for four years, and we are extremely excited that he will continue his career in a program with Coach Thibeault at JCU.”
Marks, who plans to major in Business at John Carroll is the son of Scott and Diana Marks of Macedonia, Ohio.
Four Walsh Jesuit graduates, Connor Cook (Michigan State University) Adam Redmond (Harvard and brother of WJ Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Redmond), Ross Martin (Duke) and Drew Kaiser (Texas A&M) all have the opportunity to possibly continue their football playing careers in the NFL.
Read the full coverage at Ohio.com:
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, April 13, 2016— Walsh Jesuit senior, Andrew Knipfer has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career as a Stinger for Baldwin Wallace University. Knipfer will play for the school’s NCAA Division III baseball program for Head Baseball Coach, Brian Harrison.
Knipfer, an outfielder for the Warriors, compiled a batting average of .500 last year, receiving the Silver Slugger Award. He helped lead the team to their fourth straight North Coast League Championship, a District championship win, and a 26-4 record. The Warriors earned the number two ranking in the State last year by Prep Baseball Report (PBR) and their ninth National ranking in school history.
“It has truly been a pleasure to know Andrew Knipfer for these four great years,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach. “He has a remarkable and very valuable combination of athleticism, power, speed and skill, and he possesses a great sense of humility and respect for the game. Andrew is a fine young man and he has a tremendous amount of potential for success at the next level. He has become a good friend and an asset to Walsh Jesuit Baseball in many ways; he will be missed when he moves on to Baldwin Wallace, but we are thrilled he will be with Coach Harrison and his staff.”
Knipfer is a student ambassador at Walsh Jesuit and a member of the Ping Pong Club. He also volunteers at the Akron – Canton Regional Foodbank and the Solon Senior Center.
Knipfer, who plans to major in Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace, is the son of Eddy and Lesia Knipfer of Macedonia, Ohio.
By Michael Beaven; Akron Beacon Journal sports writer
Pat Ritchie is retiring in June from a career in education that spans five decades.
He plans to have “a perfect lawn and a perfect garden, and train for a marathon” in his free time, and drive his completely restored 1965 Ford pickup.
His leadership and passion have been on display at Walsh Jesuit since the 1970s, teaching various mathematics classes and coaching boys cross country and track and field teams.
“I don’t go to work, I go to school,” Ritchie said with a smile in a recent interview after being named the 28th recipient of the Clem Caraboolad Memorial Coach of the Year award from the Akron Beacon Journal and the Touchdown Club of Greater Akron.
Caraboolad was a teacher and coach at Walsh Jesuit and Archbishop Hoban before dying of a heart attack Jan. 29, 1988, at age 43.
“Clem was a character and a half,” Ritchie said. “He had a very dynamic personality.”
Passion for education
Grant Conzaman started at Walsh as a guidance counselor in 1973, and hired Ritchie as a coach during his time as athletic director from 1978-2013.
“When I worked at Walsh, it was so much fun to work with friends, and he is a great friend,” Conzaman said. “Pat has a great passion for coaching and teaching.”
Conzaman recalls Ritchie being an advocate for running and a guy who “loved numbers.”
“John Hasenstab and Pat Ritchie are old-school guys like John Scott and Bill Heideman [who coached at Buchtel],” Conzaman said. “They are the same type of guys, guys who put their heart and soul into their sports of cross country and track and field.”
Ritchie’s affinity toward numbers landed him a job as the Walsh boys basketball scorekeeper for about 25 years for now-retired coach Frank Lupica. Ritchie also drove the bus for Walsh basketball, swim, cross country and track and field teams.
Ritchie, 61, lives in Silver Lake with his wife of 36 years, Patty. He said he plans to continue to drive the bus for Walsh teams, and would like to be the school’s “unofficial sports archivist.” His lone child, son Porter, 25, swam at Walsh for coach Wally Lutkus.
“I was fortunate in my first three years to coach track in ’93, ’94 and ’95 with Pat before I got into administration,” Walsh Principal Mark Hassman said. “What makes Pat similar to all good coaches is that the student-athlete is more important than the wins the losses.”
Oldest of 16 kids
Ritchie is the oldest of 16 children to Rosemary and Robert Ritchie, who are now both deceased. Robert started Ritchie’s Sporting Goods in Tallmadge in 1979, a company that is presently run by Pat’s younger brothers Shawn, Josh and Nate.
When asked what it was like to grow up in a large family, Pat Ritchie said: “It was hectic, busy and loud. I could never study at home. I didn’t learn how to study until college.
“My dad was always our little league [baseball] coach and also helped coach football. I remember he did not know anything about baseball, so he had a bunch of books, and he took notes with horrendous handwriting. So when we would go to baseball practice everybody moved on every play. There was a place for you to go. If the ball is hit here, then everybody rotates and backs up a spot. That fascinated me. I loved hustling.”
This year will go down in history as the inaugural season of Walsh Jesuit Rugby! Be a part of that history – support our team by dining at the HUDSON Chipotle on Monday, April 18th between 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm!
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Walsh Jesuit High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Kaneshia Crenshaw as the school’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
Crenshaw, a licensed social worker and guidance counselor at Cleveland Central Catholic High School for the past 10 years, will lead Walsh Jesuit’s diversity initiative. She will work closely with the Walsh Jesuit Board of Directors and President Karl Ertle to implement a five year plan as she builds upon the good work begun by Dr. Robert Sturkey ’71. Her efforts will be focused on admissions and retention of diverse students, building bridges to the Northeast Ohio community, and assisting the school in curricular and extracurricular programming in concert with the school’s mission.
Board of Directors Chair Richard Bedell ’70 stated, “The hiring of Mrs. Crenshaw is directly in line with the Walsh Jesuit mission and we are excited to welcome an outstanding professional and talented individual who will engage with our community to promote the values of Jesuit education in all areas of diversity.”
President Karl Ertle added, “We at Walsh Jesuit are blessed to have such a special person join our community in this most important role. I have known Kaneshia for many years and have seen her good work firsthand; she brings strong talents and I know that we will grow as a school under her leadership in our diversity programming.”
Crenshaw is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She and her husband, Orlando, live in Twinsburg and are the parents of three children.
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation is a huge supporter of mental wellness, education, and the arts and they have asked Walsh Jesuit to display student artwork in their gallery for the next couple of months. Please stop by to check out the artwork at a Meet the Artists Reception this Wednesday, April 6th, from 4-7 pm at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation located at 10 West Streetsboro Street in Hudson, Ohio.
If you are unable to attend the reception on Wednesday, the art will be displayed through June 7th.
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery is free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
For information: 330-655-1366 or www.mcmfdn.org
March 16, 2016, Cuyahoga Falls- The Walsh Jesuit Alumni Association is proud to announce the selection of seven alumni to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Joining 68 other former Walsh Jesuit athletes, coaches, and support staff who have helped establish the proud Warrior athletic tradition are the following:
Michael Luby ‘86
Scott Kaczmar ‘90
Kevin O’Neill ‘93
Jeffrey Knupp ‘97
Kara Mayle (Warnke) ‘00
Chad Frk ‘00
Colleen Markey (Hoban) ’02
These seven Warriors will be formally inducted at a ceremony on Thursday, May 5th, 2016, at Walsh Jesuit High School.
Tickets for the event are $20/person (Children 12 and under are free), and can be purchased at https://12493.thankyou4caring.org/pages/2016-hall-of-fame-ceremony.Congratulations to these great Warrior athletes!
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Emmett P. Holmes, S.J. (CDT), who died at 3:50 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.
Emmett was born on August 5, 1928, in Lima, Ohio. He entered the Society of Jesus on June 16, 1946, at Milford Novitiate in Milford, Ohio. He was ordained on June 14, 1959, at West Baden College in Indiana, and took final vows on August 15, 1977, in Cleveland, Ohio. As a Jesuit Emmett earned a Bachelor's degree in Latin from Loyola University Chicago (1951), a Master's degree in French from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (1963), and a Diplome de Culture Francaise from the Sorbonne in Paris (1972). Emmett did his philosophy and Theology studies at West Baden College in Indiana.
During Regency Emmett taught Latin and French at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati (1953-1956). After he was ordained, he taught French at (1961-1971 and 1972-1980) and was rector of (1974-1980) St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.
After a year sabbatical, Emmett moved to Walsh Jesuit High School where he worked from 1981 through 2013. During these more than 30 years, Emmett was a retreat director (1981-1995), teacher of French (1981-2004), school chaplain (1988-1993), faculty and staff spiritual director (1993-2004), rector (1993-1998), chaplain to faculty and athletic teams (2004-2013), and acting superior (2007-2009).
Emmett was greatly loved at Walsh Jesuit. On his eightieth birthday the school gave him a golf cart to help him get around Walsh's 100 acre campus. He drove his golf cart to most of the athletics events from 2008 until he moved to Colombiere Center in 2013.
From Mount St. Joseph University Athletics -
Joey Piazza, a 6'2" libero from Parma, Ohio has committed to play volleyball at the Mount next season, head coach Ryan Lengerich announced today.
Piazza earned Honorable Mention All-State honors as a junior while playing volleyball for head coach Brad Seislove at Walsh Jesuit High School.
"Joey has a brilliant platform and great defensive instincts. He's the kind of player that will add serious ball control to the program for the next four years," said head coach Ryan Lengerich. "He's a big-time player and can compete for a spot on the court right away."
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Final selection of the Scholarship recipient will be made by the Scholarship Committee of the St. Mary’s Men’s Club.