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M.U.N., an activity Alumni Section.........20-39 Over 150 seniors donated their day off to that has been going strong all year, is serve in Campus Ministry as peer leaders and sponsoring the annual M.U.N. International facilitators for this, one of the more important Dinner on the 29th of January. events in the compendium of our religious mission. February will provide our campus with several religious events: a senior Kairos I think that this is certainly the appropriate retreat on the 2nd to the 4th, Ash Wednesday time to say thank you and well done to all on February 9th, and the Sophomore retreat who have participated in the fall sports on the 24th and 25th. On the social scene, our program. We have been very successful in our highly important fundraiser, Valentasia, is team efforts due to the dedication and hard scheduled for February 12th at the Balboa work of so many. Similar work ethics are Bay Club. It would be so helpful to our school demonstrated by many other student if all of the parents and alumni who can do so, activity groups, too. Of special note, is the put this event on their to-do list. success of the marching band and tall flags. The sound has been superb and so has the With most sincere wishes for a very Merry S A N TA M A R G A R I TA garnering of prestigious awards at various Christmas and a Happy New Year, I remain, C AT H O L I C H I G H S C H O O L competitions. Sincerely in Christ, 22062 Antonio Parkway Now, as we move into December and beyond, Rancho Santa Margarita there are some items of current interest. The California, 92688 Performing Arts Christmas Production, 949-766-6000 TEL December 2nd, was the usual extravaganza… 949-766-6005 FAX kudos to those students who performed so Brother Lawrence Monroe, FSC masterfully. Not to be upstaged, the drama department presents "Up the Down www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL A Message from the Diocese Office of Faith Formation Marywood Center P.O. Box 14195 DIOCESE OF ORANGE 2811 E. Villa Real Drive Orange, California 92863-1595 Phone (714) 282-3060 FAX (714) 283-5059 Dear Principals, Teachers and School Staff Members, Welcome to the 2004-05 School Year! May the year ahead bring academic, physical and spiritual progress to each of you and to the students in your school. Thank you for your commitment to Catholic education and your many sacrifices to make it a feasible ministry for the Church. Your investment and hard work is a true gift of love! I pray that this year will be an exciting and growth-filled experience in every school of the diocese. It was wonderful to join with so many of you in our recent "Back-to-School" Convocation at Saint Callistus Church. The insights, experiences and humor shared by Sister Carol Cimino SSJ were down to earth and true-to-life. It was especially powerful to experience the solidarity and unity of our diocese-wide community of educators joined in Eucharist with Bishop Brown. The moment of commissioning and blessing was particularly meaningful and enriching. I hope that this day gave you an encouraging and affirming start...and I hope that the memory of our day together will be a support to you in days to come. "Faith in Every Student" is the theme that the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) has established for the 2004-05 School Year. Those words point to the essence and purpose of every Catholic school. We seek to achieve excellence in our academic curriculum and athletic achievements, but our primary purpose is to enrich the lives of our students by teaching them the ways of faith. Our deepest desire is that every student who attends one of our Catholic schools will know, believe and treasure the tradition of faith which is so dear to all of us. Of course, faith doesn't happen on its own. When students observe strong and committed models of faith in their teachers and parents, they are more receptive to the message we teach. Our gospel instruction is made more credible when there is a strong partnership of trusting faith between home and school. I hope that this year provides you the opportunity to get to know your students' parents in order to develop a strong and mutually supportive relationship, which will support the educational experience! This year our office has a new name, "The Office of Faith Formation." This new title expresses the priority that Bishop Brown seeks to give to the lifelong spiritual development of every Catholic Christian. In addition to providing guidance, direction and support to the forty-four Catholic schools within the Diocese of Orange, our office is now working with the Youth and Young Adult Ministries throughout the diocese, Schools of Religious Education in each parish, Safe Environment/Charter Implementation and Schools Development. All of these various activities have the common purpose of guiding young people in the ways of faith. May the inspiration, energy and enthusiasm with which we began this school year sustain us through the months ahead! May God bless each of you, your classrooms and your students! Sincerely, 2 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Alumni news Lost Alumni Paul Ambrose, 1991 James Harless, 1994 John Lanning, 1998 Erika Williams, 1999 Shannon Brennan, 1991 Jennifer Jones, 1994 Matt Lingo, 1998 Clint Worley, 1999 Adam Brown, 1991 Darren Kane, 1994 Paul Lisek, 1998 Jeffrey Wroblewski, 1999 Patrick Butler, 1991 George Maristela, 1994 Thomas Mackrell, 1998 Christopher Baggio, 2000 Angela Califano, 1991 Tara Mc Dowell, 1994 Matthew Madden, 1998 John Blue, 2000 Leana Cavazos, 1991 Erika Moore, 1994 Zachary Martinez, 1998 John Paul Bravo, 2000 Michael Ciabattoni, 1991 Karin Moran, 1994 Jill Mc Conica, 1998 Kelsey Breunig, 2000 Meagan Lingo, 1996 Casey Brogdon, 2000 Robert Clark, 1991 Alexandra Morrall, 1994 Heather Mc Donald, 1998 Megan Mc Lean, 1996 Phillip Carr, 2000 Christopher Duffy, 1991 Michael Raths, 1994 Trevor Mc Intosh, 1998 Thomas Mc Shane, 1996 Steven Conway, 2000 Christine Elliott, 1991 Samuel Robertson, 1994 Eric Mc Lean, 1998 Dustin Navarro, 1996 Nicole Curtis, 2000 Amy Fabricatore, 1991 Krystal Snow, 1994 Parker Mc Manes, 1998 Paul Niemeyer, 1996 M. 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Hillary Lamp, 1998 Michael Greco, 1994 Mike Kureh, 1996 Melanie Whittington, 1999 SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 39 Class Updates Kevin Papay '03 is enjoying his second year at Harvard Kelyn Mainwaring '04 is attending Loyola Marymount University where he is majoring in Government with a University in Los Angeles and is majoring in History. minor in Spanish. Kevin participates in several intramural sports and is on the Undergraduate Advisory Committee for Alek Ramoska '04 is a freshman at the University of Government. Kevin also tutors sixth graders twice a week Colorado, Boulder and is currently an Applied Physiology as part of a volunteer organization called Tenacity. major. He recently pledged Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, is active in Christopher Steele '03 is currently attending UC Berkeley. intramurals and also volunteers in Recently, his family auditioned for the show, "Who Wants the physical therapy clinic at the to Marry My Dad," and was one of the two finalists, but health center on campus. Alek lost it due to similarities to the family from the first season. enjoys running for enjoyment on Otherwise, things continue as normal. the mountain trails nearby campus and working out at the Kim Wallace '03 is a sophomore at the University of rec center. Alek absolutely loves life at college and the Colorado, Boulder where she is majoring in Business outdoor life of Colorado! Administration. At UC Boulder, Kim is an active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. (See family photo on page 37.) Doug Reinhardt '04 signed a professional baseball contract with the Anaheim Angels. He was assigned to the Mesa Angels in the Class of 2004 Arizona League where he led the team in hitting for the second half of the season. Doug finished his rookie sea- Alicia Fujii '04 is a freshman at Yale currently son strong earning him an invitation to majoring in Economics. Alicia is participate in the prestigious 2004 also playing on the nationally Angels Arizona Instructional League. ranked Varsity Women's Soccer team as a forward and mid-fielder where she has had an Thomas Sabin '04 is currently a freshman attending New assist against Manhattan (9/5/04) York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Thomas is a and a goal against Central drama student at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Connecticut (9/10/04). Michelle Hull '04 is a freshman at Harvard and majoring in Government. * Many alumni mention that they would like to hear She is the starting left fullback for the from other SM alums. Due to privacy laws, we do nationally ranked Crimson Varsity not publish contact information in Wings. To Women's Soccer team. Michelle was one of two Harvard players named to contact any alumni, please email the Alumni Office the All-Tournament Team at the at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-766-6000 ext. 1511. UConn Adidas Classic by the participating coaches. Michelle also earned an assist in Harvard's 4-1 victory over Cornell with a through-pass to Brittany Meeks '03, for an all-Santa Margarita goal. Michelle is the 4th in the line of SMCHS Women's Soccer players to join the Crimson including Lauren Cozzolino '00, Becca Mildrew '02 and Brittany Meeks '03. 38 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Around Campus news FROM THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE Senior Class News Peer Court Graduation cap and gown costs Peer Court will take place in the Science Lecture are included in the graduation fee Hall after school on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at paid by senior parents prior to 2:45 p.m. Any student who is able to attend is graduation. Please be aware that encouraged to volunteer to participate as a juror in some outside groups obtain this real life courtroom event. This is a great mailing lists from the Department opportunity to see what the sentencing phase of a of Motor Vehicles and send real juvenile court proceeding is notices regarding caps and gowns. like. Make it a point to attend this Don't be fooled into paying twice session of Peer Court! for your student's cap and gown. For assistance in answering any graduation related questions, please feel free to contact the Activities Office at 949-766-6050. The Valentine Store Seniors, check out the Senior Booklet on the SM The Valentine Store will be open February website for upcoming events and activities. 1-11, 2005. The Valentine Store helps you remember all of those special people in your lives by offering a wide selection of gifts, cards, candy Freshman Class News and flowers. Valentines will be delivered in the morning on Valentine's Day. If you would like to Freshman Class officer elections send a Valentine to your student or let a special are scheduled for February 16, Santa Margarita employee know 2005. Class officer applications will you appreciate them, call the be available in the Activities Office Activities Office at 949-766-6050 in late January 2005. for more information. SMCHS Magazine Drive The annual Magazine Drive is February 3-22, 2005. Please spread the word to all of your family and friends. Lots of great prizes will be given away including a trip to Hawaii! Information will be forthcoming in the mail and also given to students. This year there will be one (1) turn-in day on Tuesday, February 22, 2005. Volunteers Needed: In order for the Magazine Drive to be successful, we need parent volunteers to help record magazine orders. We are looking for 15 helpers on February 22-25, 2005. If you are available to volunteer from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on one of those days, please call Carolyn Stromberg at 949-589-2170 or the Activities Office at 949-766-6050. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 3 Around Campus news TALON T HEATRE Talon Theatre is getting deeper into its season. A few weeks ago, Rumors, by Neil Simon, closed to great reviews. But in just a few short days, “Up the Down Staircase,” by Bel Kaufman, will open in the Eagle Dome. This is the story of a first year teacher and her attempts to reach the students that she teaches. It is an inspiring story of dedication and is filled with humor and love. You don't want to miss this production. It was the first production that was directed under the name of "Talon Theatre" by Mr. Mark Till and Mr. Jeff Nowlin. It will be performed December 7-11, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in early December. Shortly after “Up the Down Staircase” closes, auditions for the Spring Musical will be held. This year we will be reviving the production of “Godspell,” by Steven Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak. Details on the auditions will be available in early December. “Godspell” will open in the Spring of 2005. In January, the Theatre Production class will be performing R. T. Robinson's “The Cover of Life.” This production will be directed by current senior, Ryan MacKenzie and will take place in the Drama Room January 12-15, 2005. Don't miss this drama about three wives whose husbands are off fighting in World War II. Beginning Theatre Arts Students Get Dramatic! Several students from Beginning Theatre Arts classes have begun training this year. Mr. Stube and Mrs. Hauser are pleased with the number of beginning actors and hope they will be able to continue their training at SMCHS with the Drama Department and Talon Theatre. This year the senior students will expand their ability to appreciate this art form by developing and creating their own original scripts and style. This is an invaluable tool for the patron they will soon become as they go on from this campus to their future. In-class training includes acting, directing and design projects. Students are also encouraged to become part of the major productions on campus. Beginning Theatre Arts (BTA) classes are open to all level students. Be sure to catch a show at the Talon Theatre in the 2004-2005 Season! BTA students working on their first original script Model United Students at the Tower of London N ATIONS NEWS Ten students from Santa Margarita Catholic High School recently returned from the Royal Russell Model United Nations Conference held in East Croydon, England. The students represented the countries of Brazil and Argentina in a mock meeting of the Untied Nations. In addition to attending the conference, the students got a chance to tour London and visit Paris. Students visited landmarks such as the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tate Modern Art Museum, the Cabinet War Rooms, and Westminster Abbey. The students were given a special tour of Big Ben and had the opportunity to climb the clock tower. The highlight of the week was a trip across the channel for a tour of Paris. Students took a guided tour of the city that was followed by a cruise down the Seine River and a visit to the Louvre. Students at the Eiffel Tower IN OTHER MODEL UN NEWS The Model UN program will attend two conferences in December and January. The first conference will be the Mira Costa Conference on December 4, 2004. Over one hundred novice MUN delegates will attend the conference. On January 15th and 16th over two hundred delegates will attend the Mission Viejo Conference. On January 29, 2005 Model UN will host the annual International Dinner and Silent Auction in the Moiso Pavilion (gym). The dinner will raise money to help offset the costs of conferences in London, Washington DC, and Boston. The rest of the funds will go towards senior scholarships. 4 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Class Updates Natalie Fujii '02 is attending USC Amanda Dolan '03 is currently studying theatre at San with a major in Business and a Francisco State University. She is very excited to not only be minor in Communications. Natalie performing college theatre, but playing acting roles is an active member of Kappa different than "the mother" as she did in several SMCHS Kappa Gamma sorority and is also shows. a USC Song Leader. Through Song Leading she has participated on the Nathan Imperiale '03 is a sophomore at George Super Bowl '03 float and also Washington University where he is majoring in Electronic traveled to Hong Kong to be a part Media. Nathan had the of the Chinese New Year parade. privilege of being a finalist in Recently Natalie's picture was put the "Stand Up and Holla" on the cover of the USC Saturday Night publication. essay contest sponsored by the Republican National Rory O'Neill '02 is currently a junior at Columbia Convention and MTV's University and is majoring in History. He is spending this "Choose or Lose" campaign to school year abroad in Madrid, Spain. In February 2005, he get out the youth vote. will be working as an intern at the American Embassy. Nathan's essay was one of 10 chosen from over 1,000 students who submitted essays which answered the question Jack Pichard '02 is a junior at "Why is the President's call for community service important Princeton where he is a History major. and how have you demonstrated it?" As one of the runner Jack is also the starting setter for the ups, Nathan was invited to attend the Republican National Princeton Tigers Men's Volleyball Convention in New York City to participate in the "Page Team. He spent part of last summer in Program" along with the winner and the other finalists. They New York City as an intern with enjoyed a whirlwind itinerary which included a Yankees Merrill Lynch and is now game, 42nd Street on Broadway, lunch and tour of the New having the time of his life on a fall York Stock Exchange and a tour of the Old Post Office semester abroad in Brisbane, Building which housed the thousands of media covering the Australia. convention. He attended the hottest ticket party in town, "THE R," hosted by the Bush twins, spent time with Ted Kristen Wallace '02 Koppel and Peter Jennings (see photo), met Vice President is currently a junior Dick Cheney and was interviewed by numerous news at the University of organizations. Colorado at Boulder where she is a Marcus Lovingood '03 is a cast member at the Disneyland Communications Resort. He has currently joined the closing cast of major with a Wallace Family Photo "Disneyland's 45 Years of Magic Parade: The Parade of the Business minor. Stars" and hopes to open "Disneyland's 50th Anniversary Kristen is also active as the Vice President of the Chi Parade: The Parade of Dreams" in the spring of 2005, and Omega sorority and plans to study abroad spring semester still graduate with a B.A. in Dance and Communications by 2005. 2008! Class of 2003 Andrew Nieves '03 is currently in his sophomore year at Villanova and is majoring in Finance. He is active in Nic DiLoretta '03 attends USD and loves it there! He is a intramural sports and is also working on campus. founding father of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and is involved in intramural sports as well as various other USD activities. Caitlin O'Neill '03 is a sophomore at St. Mary's in Moraga and is currently majoring in Communications. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 37 Class Updates Lauren (Heri) Fawcett '00 married Aaron Fawcett of Jarrett Keegan ‘01 is currently a senior at Embry Riddle Mission Viejo and they just had a baby boy. Gavin Markus Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He is majoring Fawcett was born on August 6, 2004. Once Gavin is a little in Aerospace Studies and will graduate with minors in older, Lauren has plans to continue with cosmetology school. Aviation Safety, Aviation Business Administration and Defense Studies. He is scheduled for commission through Christina Fujii '00 graduated from the University of Notre AFROTC as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Dame with her degree in Industrial and Graphics Design. Force in 2005 and is shooting to become a fighter pilot. He She is currently taking classes at the Art Institute in Pasadena is a founding father of the Sigma Chi fraternity on campus and hopes to eventually move into package design. Christina and is heavily involved in securing a permanent charter for is also working in communications and customer relations in the organization. Jarrett enjoys flying, working out, running, the executive offices of The Montage. skiing and participating as both a player and a referee in intramural sports. Jarrett's most memorable experience thus Katie (Wagner) Heisel '00 went to Missouri for far in Prescott has been mentoring a 10-year-old in a college and received her BS in neighboring town as a Big Brother of Yavapai County. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. After graduation she married her best friend and Matthew Nieves '01 is in his final year at the University of partner in craziness in May Notre Dame and is majoring in Finance and Government. He 2004. Katie and her husband, spent his junior spring semester studying abroad in London. Jason, spent the summer doing While at Notre Dame he has participated in intramural sports, an internship in Rocky the Business Club, campus ministry activities and has been a Mountain National Park as Teacher's Assistant in the computer department since his back country rangers. They sophomore year. took some time to travel and visit family and friends in California before heading back to Missouri. After that - job hunting in Missouri. Class of 2002 Brian Sabin '00 is currently living in Japan. Upon Jessica Armijo '02 was one of ten students from California graduating from the University of San Francisco with a to be chosen to participate in the "Page Program" at the degree in Computer Science, Brian moved to Japan to be an Republican National Convention in New York City in August assistant English Teacher with Japan's JET program for a few 2004. As part of this program Jessica distributed materials, years. He is in the Kyushu (Southern Japan) in Ushibuka, a acted as support staff and helped to pump up the crowd. She small fishing village. will be participating in two political internships in the coming year, one at the White House and one with NASA. Jessica is Lauren (DiCianni) Servino '00 graduated from the currently a junior attending American University in University of San Diego with a BA in both Psychology and Washington, DC. Communication Studies. She worked part time in the public relations department of a local biotech company while Allison Case '02 is currently at UCI where she is studying planning her wedding to the love of her life, Kevin Servino. Drama and Musical Theatre. At UCI, she has been a dancer They were married on October 16, 2004 in the Immaculata in the opera “Dido and Aeneas” and also in the musical Parish on USD campus. “Hair.” She dances in the parades at Disneyland and was offered a contract to perform in Tokyo at Tokyo Disneyland, Class of 2001 but declined to stay in school. Cameron Hunnel '01 spent his first two years of college at UC Santa Cruz and his junior year at UC Riverside. He is completing his final year at UC Riverside and is majoring in Business. 36 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Around Campus news Several Tournaments Slotted for Competitive Debate Team Eagle Dance Team This fall the Eagle Competitive Forensic Team has The Eagle Dance Team is busy working toward their upcoming completed tournaments at Cal State University Long competition season. The girls have a history of success, Beach, Cal State University Fullerton and Cypress. In including being named National Champions at the Walt Disney December they will travel to San Diego for the Christmas World Competition three years in a row. This year the dancers Classic. Both the CSU Long Beach and Christmas Classic plan to reclaim that title as they travel to Orlando in early tournaments host high school debaters and competitive March to compete in the Contest of Champions. In addition, speakers from the western states. Eagle team members the Eagle Dancers will compete locally against teams from all will have an opportunity to compete with debaters from over California with a total of six competitions for the season. Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. In the past few years, the team has accumulated hundreds of The novice team members are working on policy cases to first place trophies and they look forward to adding more begin tournaments after the first of the year. Several trophies to the walls in the Eagle Dome. varsity members are working on individual entries in Dramatic/Humorous Interpretation and During the season, the Eagle Dancers will compete with seven National/International Extemporaneous. This is a full different routines and six solos. These routines encompass season for the 2004-2005 Debate Team. The second half many styles of dance including jazz, ballet, hip-hop, modern of the season begins in January 2005 at Cal State and lyrical. The Santa Margarita Dance Team works with Fullerton and team members are looking forward to a numerous professional choreographers. This year's February slot at UC Berkeley. On we go! choreographers include Mike Esperanza, Sara Sanders, Danny Batimana, and Karen Ayres. Each of these choreographers offers a unique and different style that contributes to the dancers' wide vocabulary of movement. The Dance Team is blessed to have these talented individuals working with the girls. The first competition is January 29, 2005. If you are interested in supporting the Eagle Dance Team, come out and cheer them on. If you would like more information about their competition schedule, please contact the Dance Office or check Two students preparing for their debate competition the Dance Team web site: www.smhs.org/Activities/Clubs/Cocurricular.htm. Red Cross news The 2004-2005 Eagle Dance Team The second Blood Drive of the school year will take place on Thursday, January 27, 2005 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Moiso Pavilion (gym). Students who are at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 lbs. and are in good health can donate blood. Parents, friends and neighbors are also welcome and do not need an appointment. There is almost always a critical shortage of blood in Southern California and 20% of the blood supply comes from high school students! Please help our community and save lives by donating blood. More information can be obtained by emailing Mrs. Keane, the Faculty Advisor, at email@example.com. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 5 Around Campus news PEP SQUAD NEWS ASICS Competition The Pep Squad is proud to be hosting the ASICS Cheer and Song Competition on Saturday, January 22, 2005. This will be an exciting, all day affair for highly rated teams from around the Southland. For information, contact Sue and Ted Johnson at 949-858-0796 or Liz and Gerhard Jurinek at 949-443-2344. 9th Annual Baseball & Pep Squad Winter Formal Golf Classic Mark your calendars for Winter Formal! The dance The 2005 Baseball & Pep Squad Golf Classic will be will be hosted by the Pep Squad. The Winter Formal co-hosted on Monday, January 10, 2005. Scheduled will be "An Evening in Paris." Great music is activities include a day of golf at Coto de Caza Golf and promised for sophomores, juniors and seniors to Racquet Club, the post-tournament dinner, a no-host cocktail reception, and silent and live auctions. Green dance the night away on Saturday, February 26, fees are $250 per person and include breakfast, lunch, 2005. For more information, contact Kristen and dinner, and other festivities. Those interested in Jeff Laakso at 949-830-6076. participating may call Lisa and Gerald Reed at 949-766-0525 or Stephanie and Steve Smith at 949-589-8845. SMCHS Crowned a Queen... Monica Bennett was named 2004 Homecoming Queen. Monica was escorted by her father, Marc Bennett, at the Homecoming Game. Monica is ranked in the top 4% of her class and is a member of the National Honor Society. She was a member of the Pep Squad for two years and she is a four year participant of the Talon Theatre. She is also President of the Drama Club, Lieutenant Governor of The 2004 Homecoming Court. Kiwins and a member of the Campus Ministry Club. In addition, she is the Vice President of the Senior Class. The 2004 Homecoming King was Julian Lormant. Adrienne Wright and Bridgette Hertel were Senior Monica at the Princesses while Tahnee McKelligan and Jessica Homecoming Game on Russell were Junior and Sophomore Class October 8, 2004. Princesses, respectively. Kurt Rommel and James Sublette were Senior Princes. Monica and her father, Marc Bennett. 6 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Class Updates He is currently working at The Orphanage, a visual effects James P. Rankin '99 attended Cal State Hayward house located in San Francisco. He is an assistant technical pursuing his four year degree in Physical Education while director and writes software tools and provides technical also attempting to play for the men's soccer team. He has assistance for artists. He has worked on feature films such been working for Home Depot for the past year and enjoying as “Hellboy,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Sky Captain,” it. “The World of Tomorrow” and other movies and commercials. Megan (McMillan) Stube '99 graduated from UCLA's Angelee (Persons) Willis '98 is living in Luton, England School of Theatre Film and Television Class of 2003 with a with her husband, Keith. She completed an AA at Franklin B.A. in Theater and an emphasis in Lighting Design. A few College in Lugano, Switzerland and also did two years at months after graduating she married the love of her life, Jeff George Washington University in Washington, DC. Stube '92 on August 9, 2003. Her desire to work normal Angelee is currently working as a dental nurse and will be hours and make a regular decent salary led her to her current finishing her double degree in International Affairs and job as Office Manager for a General Contractor - Casco Contractors, Inc. She still gets her theater & lighting fill by World Religions while in England. designing the lighting for several of SM's Talon Theatre productions. Class of 1999 Jonathan Toomey '99 graduated from California Institute of Technology in spring of 2003 in Aerospace Engineering. Ashley (Toch) Maas '99. (See Dan Maas '98.) Currently, he is a graduate student at UCLA working in the SOFIA Laboratory investigating the flight properties of Brandon Meeks '99 married Jennifer Dentt on insects. He plans to finish at UCLA in the spring of 2008 with June 19, 2004. The garden his PhD in fluid dynamics. Jonathan says, "so basically, I am ceremony was held in San Diego still in school." in front of approximately 250 friends and family members. Class of 2000 Fellow classmates Corey Collins '99, Chris "Moose" Zavouris '99 and Andy Lurker '99 as well as Dani DiLoretta '00 graduated from USC in May 2004 with a Brittany Meeks '03 were part of BS in General Studies and a California Preliminary the wedding party. Brandon and Credential. During her career at USC Dani was a member of Jenny met while attending U.C. Alpha Chi Omega sorority and served as President, Santa Barbara. Brandon graduated Centennial Scholarship Recipient, USC Dean's List, and in June 2003 with a degree in Computer Science and is a member of Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. Dani is Systems Analyst for a mortgage lending company in San currently teaching second grade at Our Lady of Fatima in San Diego. Jenny graduated in 2002 and is a travel agent and Clemente and enjoys her students tremendously! She will be accounting assistant for Kahala Travel in San Diego. They pursuing her Masters in Education in January 2005. Dani are living in La Jolla, just a short commute to work during sends a fond hello to the class of 2000! the week and near the beach where they can surf on the weekends. Carly Draudt '00 continues to work hard at rehabilitation after her critical Brian Papay '99 graduated from Santa Clara University in accident on a jet ski in October 2003 2003 and is working for KMPG as part of their Contract during her senior year in college in Compliance Group. He was recently jump promoted at his South Carolina. To find out more one year review to Senior Associate. Brian is based out of about Carly's progress and to leave KPMG's Mountain View, CA office but travels throughout her a personal message and obtain the US for his job so he is able to visit with family and old donation information visit her friends. Brian is currently living in the Mountain View website at www.healcarly.com. area. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 35 Class Updates Karly (Farris) Foster '98 Gwynne Langley '98 received her MA in History and married Mark Foster '93 Museum Studies from Tufts. She then got a job working as a on July 5, 2003. They have a researcher at a digital library called the Perseus Project, beautiful daughter, Molly which is also run through Tufts. Gwynne also does volunteer Margaret, who was born on working with homeless kids and is involved in a August 3, 2004. neighborhood social group. She loves living in the Boston area and if any other alumni are there, she would like to be in touch with them! Dan Maas '98 and Ashley (Toch) Maas Conor Friedersdorf '98 is a Pomona College '99 were married on March 13, 2004. graduate with a degree in Journalism. He is currently Dan graduated from USC in 2002. preparing to move to Prague until beginning grad school. Ashley also graduated from USC from the Marshall School of Business in 2003. Kyndell Gaglio '98 just returned back to the states after working for a French firm specializing in event planning. While abroad, Tiffany Brown '98 came to visit her in Paris. Sally Nall '98 is doing well! She is attending graduate Kyndell recently purchased a LSAT school at Columbia University in New York City and prep book, but she says she has “yet loving it. to crack it open...” Brian O'Neill '98 graduated from Princeton University in 2002 and is attending his final year of Law School at the University of Michigan. He became engaged to his girlfriend Lieutenant Derek Heath '98 graduated from the Air Force of four years, Kathy, in June 2004 with a Academy and recently received his "wings" at Vance Air summer of 2005 wedding planned. Force Base in Oklahoma where he graduated at the top of his class from the rigorous pilot Tiffany Pizzi '98 is a graduate of San Diego State and is training program. For the past working for Sea World and the United Spirit Association. year he has been training on the T-37 fighter jet and Beech Jet T-1 Courtenay (Lauer) Taylor 98' (See photo on page 31.) aircraft. After his completion of training, he was given the choice Randy Vanderplow '98 graduated from the University of to fly either fighter jets or the Washington in December 2003 with a degree in Business larger transport planes, and he Management and a minor in Communication. After playing chose the Boeing C-17 four years of college baseball he played two years of Globemaster III, as it is the professional baseball in the Independent League playing for newest and most sophisticated the Springfield-Ozark Ducks in Missouri and was named to transport jet in the Air Force. He will be spending a few the Frontier League All-Star team. Randy is now playing months in Altus, Oklahoma which is the training base for the professional baseball with the New York Yankees C-17. After he has completed that training, he will go to organization. In the very short off season, he continues train- McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. He will be flying all ing and works for the family business -V&M Restoration. over the world and his commitment to the Air Force is for another 10 years. Brent Villalobos '98 graduated from Stanford University with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Drama. Lisa Kahle '98 graduated from Boston College and is After having spent some time in Boise, ID working as a currently living in San Diego while finishing her final year of software developer for Hewlett-Packard, Brent decided to law school at USD. move back to California to pursue a career in visual effects. 34 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Around Campus news SMCHS Regiment Marching Band and Color Guard Enjoy a Record Season The Santa Margarita Catholic High School Eagle Regiment Marching Band and Color Guard enjoy a record season with three Grand Champion Sweepstakes Awards in three consecutive weekends. On Saturday, October 23, 2004 Irvine High School hosted its annual field show tournament in the Irvine High School Stadium. The SMCHS Eagle Regiment Marching Band and Color Guard won the Grand Sweepstakes Award besting 13 other schools from all over Southern California, including some very large bands from the Anaheim area. Besides taking home the Grand Champion Sweepstakes Award, the Eagle Regiment also won the following awards: Most Outstanding Woodwind Section, High General Effect, High Visual, Sweepstakes Percussion and 1st place Color Guard. On Saturday, October 30, 2004 the SMCHS Eagle Regiment Marching Band and Color Guard won another Grand Sweepstakes at the Loara HS Field Show Contest. They bested 12 other schools in the 3A Division and took home five Sweepstakes trophies. And once again, on Saturday, November 6, 2004, the SMCHS Eagle Regiment Marching Band and Color Guard won the Grand Sweepstakes (for the 4th year in a row) at the Chino HS Invitational Field Show Contest. The Eagle Regiment competed in the 3A division, but they out scored many of the 4A and 5A bands at the tournament. At this tournament, the students had the privilege to watch both the Fresno State Marching Band and the amazing UCLA Marching Bruins! Band Director, Mr. David Weinberg exclaimed, “We are the talk of town!” Congratulations to Mr. David Weinberg, his staff, students and parents for an incredible achievement. Boys Track & Field News GirlsTrack & Field News Any girls who were unable to attend the December 1, 2004 Attention Parents of Boys Track & Field meeting for the Girls Track & Field Team need to pick up an information packet from Coach Ferry. Girls currently involved in a winter sport also need to pick up a packet. The pre-season Parent Information Meeting will be held Coach Ferry can be found on the third floor of the G-building on Tuesday evening, January 25, 2005 in the Science in rooms G301 or G302 during periods 1, 2, 6, and 7. Lecture Hall. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and will go There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, January 12, until the last question has been answered which is usually 2005 at 6:45 p.m. in the Science Lecture Hall. This will be around 8:30 p.m. All parents, whether you are new to the the only parent meeting of the year. It is recommended that program or a veteran, are encouraged to attend. This is new families including those whose daughters are currently involved in a winter sport attend this meeting. your opportunity to meet the coaches, get your questions answered and find out about the program. Please come All of the paperwork (including physicals and blue cards) and prepared with your calendar/schedule so you can get the track fees are due Friday, January 14, 2005. Packets and fees can be turned in to Coach Ferry or the Athletic Office. involved with your son's team by volunteering. Girls who have not turned in their paperwork and fees or spoken to Coach Ferry by January 14, 2005 will not be able to join the team. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 7 Counseling/Academic news A Reminder fr om the School Maestr o Counseling Of fice You should have received a letter in October Did you know that School Maestro is the official informing you of the change in the Counseling grading program for SMCHS? The official grade is Office "alpha" breakdown. Listed below is recorded by teachers and kept in School Maestro. Quarter another reminder in case your student's grades and semester grades can be viewed by students and counselor changed: parents by using "In Touch" which can be accessed through the school website www.smhs.org. Should you Julie McClure - A-D Kris Jondle - E-Ll have any questions about a grade, please contact the Mary Falk - Lm-Rh individual teacher. Cathie Calderon - Ri-Z Congratulations to the following students from the Class of 2005 for their recent selection into National Merit Scholarship Corporation: Hollie Boivin Carl Di Marzio Scott Stromberg Paul Brutoco Mike Naddor Thomas Weiler Alex Choperena Steven Shaffer Adrienne Wright Dance Department News... The SMCHS Dance program is gearing up for another exciting year, with over 130 dancers currently enrolled in the program. The IB Dance Program continues on with amazing growth. As of June 2004, 34 SMCHS dancers have successfully completed the IB Dance curriculum, earning either a Certificate or Full Diploma as a result of their participation and hard work. Sixteen dancers are currently preparing for the spring exams conducted by a visiting examiner who will evaluate the composition and performance components of the course work. Santa Margarita continues to be at the forefront in the development of this prestigious program. The annual Spring Dance Concert will again be the big event of the year for all dancers. This year's dates are April 28-30, 2005. Call Ms. Wooley at 949-766-6000 x 4101 for more information and ticket availability. As always, this will be a sold out event. 8 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Class Updates Nora Mautner '97 is currently living on Capitol Hill in returned back to Germany in August and then had some time Washington, DC and enjoyed working on the off and visited Berlin for a few days. Matt can't believe how victorious Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. green everything is back in Germany which is so weird after seeing nothing but sand for so long. He will most likely be Damien Minna '97 suffered a back in the Middle East for Thanksgiving, Christmas and tragic accident this summer New Year's. while vacationing on a houseboat with his family at Noah Toomey '97 graduated from USC's School of Lake Mead. Damien is Architecture in 2002 (Fight On!) and is working at a great paralyzed from the neck down architecture firm, LPA, in Irvine. You can check out some of but has an incredible attitude and their work on the website www.lpainc.com. Noah has been is fighting hard each day to busy studying for the ARE (Architectural Registration become stronger. He is currently Exams), but in the meantime recently became a LEED in a hospital in Colorado that (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited specializes in spinal injuries. You can follow Damien's Professional. His after hours activities include leading the progress and also leave a message at his website high school youth group, HAVEN, at Corpus Christi Parish www.damienminna.com where there is also detailed in Aliso Viejo, starting a Christian rock band, going to information about fundraising events and making concerts, designing a new home for his parents, going to the donations. beach, working on his condo and going out with friends. Kelley O'Halloran '97 is Class of 1998 currently living in Encinitas, CA. She obtained a degree in Interior Architecture and Design at the Tiffany Brown '98 just moved to San Francisco to Interior Designers Institute in pursue a graduate degree in Psychology at Golden Gate Newport Beach. She is currently University. one of the lead designers at Design Line Interiors in San Danielle Deblieux '98 graduated from USD and is working Diego, which is one of the top for Disney in the Human Resources Department and will be model home design firms in the doing business for them in Hong Kong later this year. country. She has enjoyed being in two weddings of fellow Eagle Marissa (Finn) Evans '98 was married on January 17, 2004 alums, Megan (Strader) Meihaus '97 as the Maid of to Zachary Evans of Spokane, WA. Honor, and Matt Martin '97 as a reader. She and her Marissa and Zach were married at boyfriend, Paul Stratton, recently vacationed in Hawaii. the Immaculata Catholic Church at her alma mater, the University of San Diego. The couple is now Matt Shipstead '97 is a First Lieutenant in the Air Force residing in Hanford, CA where they as a C-130E pilot and is purchased their first home. Marissa stationed at Ramstein Air is currently working as a manager of Base in Germany. The housing rentals for Housing and C-130E flies tactical airlift Urban Development. Zach is a and airdrops throughout Lieutenant in the US Navy and is Europe, Africa, and the currently an instructor pilot for the FA-18 Hornet in Middle East which means, Lemoore, CA. Former SMCHS classmates in attendance at "the big planes take the the wedding included Stacy Blankenship '98, Jeff Goold cargo to the bases and then '98, Michelle Kallen '98, Kia (Davis) Wronka '98, moves it forward and either Brannan Hersh '98, Landon Klug '98, Michelle Stewart drops the cargo or lands the C130-E where other aircraft '98, Mike Doyle '98, Cody Shedd '98, Conor Friedersdorf can't go." Matt has flown combat missions in Bosnia, '98, and Alison Gilchrist '98. Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. Matt left Iraq and SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 33 Class Updates Jolene (Shurlock) Vartanian '96 and Marco Vartanian '96 Washington, DC and work in politics. Erin is currently were married on August 14, 2004 at St. Nicholas Catholic working for a Republican Congressman from New Jersey and Church in Laguna Woods. Both having graduated from USC loving every second of it! She loves the east coast and doesn't in 2000, the highlight think she will ever leave. Erin has been with her boyfriend of the reception was David Burns, (a TEXAN) for almost two years and has never a performance by the been happier! Trojan Marching Band and the USC Jill Cooper '97 graduated from USC in 2001 and is now Song Leaders. A living in West LA. She is working at Guess?, Inc. in number of the guests Advertising as the International Media Planner and Marketing and members of the Coordinator which means she works with all international wedding party were licensees and distributors (currently 39 countries) to plan their SMCHS grads including best man Brian Meihaus '96, print and outdoor advertising and some special events. Jill groomsmen Greg Storm '96 and Brad Byszewski '96 and says that her job is fun and it has been a great learning bridesmaid Talia Serra '96. Marco and Jolene experience. honeymooned in Bora Bora and now live in Mission Viejo. Sara Heri '97 attended University of South Carolina where she studied Sport and Entertainment Management and was Class of 1997 captain of the Gamecocks Women's Volleyball Team. She received her degree in Sport and Entertainment Management Elizabeth Barry ‘97 is currently in 2001. After graduation, Sara completed a year long in Los Angeles completing her internship with the Anaheim Angels and the Mighty Ducks of last semester of rotations at Anaheim. At the end of the internship she was hired by the Children’s Hospital. Elizabeth Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and is currently the Marketing attends the University of Chicago Representative for the team. An interesting note for alumni is Medical School where she met that there are currently four SMCHS graduates working for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. They are Alex Gilchrist '93, her fiance. Both Kirk and Director of Communications, Matt Savant '95, Marketing Elizabeth are looking forward to Manager, Dennis Keane '96, Premium Ticket Representative March when they will learn their and Sara! residency assignments. They are also looking forward to a May 2005 wedding. Jacqueline (Wescombe) Hoppe '97 attended USC where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. She was a member of the Lauren (Owens) Bordages '97 has recently returned to her Pi Beta Phi sorority with fellow SMCHS alumnae: Ami alma mater, SMCHS, to work in the Office of Development, (Aylor) Brown '97, Jill Cooper '97, Nicole McKeehan '97 Alumni and Public Relations. Since July 2004 she holds the and Brooke Smith '97. Jacqueline met Blair Hoppe her position of Community Relations Coordinator. One of her freshman year at USC and they were married in July of 2003. responsibilities is designing and producing Wings. Lauren and Drew Bordages '97 moved back to the area from San Matt Martin '97 graduated from Purdue University in 2002 Diego in May 2004 and are currently living in Ladera Ranch with a BS in Biology and minor with their new puppy, Thatcher. in Management. Matt is currently a third year medical Ami (Aylor) Brown '97 was married to Curtis Brown in student at Georgetown February 2000 and lived in Buffalo, NY for four and half University School of Medicine, years. They recently moved to Chicago and just bought a Class of 2006. He married house in Lakeview. They have two children Gage Dean and Jaclynn in July of 2003 and they Garrett Boyd who are 22 months and five months. currently reside in the Washington, DC area. Erin Connolly '97 graduated from Boston College in 2001 and moved to Chicago and worked at News America Marketing for a year and a half. She loved Chicago and met the most amazing people but had an itch to move to 32 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Academic news EDUCATION FOR LIFE ATTENTION All 9th and 10th Grade Students & Parents SMCHS is proud to announce that it will be offering its 8th Annual INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME INFORMATION NIGHT For additional information contact the Wednesday, January 5, 2005 SMCHS IB Office at 949-766-6034 7:30 p.m. in the Eagle Dome INFORMATION ON SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TESTING SIGN-UPS FOR EXTENDED TIME FINALS: December 13-17, 2004 and January 3-7, 2005 in the ASP Trailer Students cannot assume they will receive accommodations just because they received it in the past. Students must sign-up prior to the deadline; documentation must have been previously reviewed and approved by ASP, testing should be three years current and on file in the ASP office to take exams with extended time. EXTENDED TIME/SPECIAL FORMATS AP TESTING: Deadline for SSD Eligibility Form to ASP - February 9, 2005 Students who qualify for special accommodations and are in AP courses may take their AP exams with extended time and other available special formats. You must indicate this on your SSD Student Eligibility Form to be qualified by the College Board. Forms are available in ASP. Please see ASP or your counselor for more details. SAT AND ACT TESTING For first time eligibility applicants, please remember to submit all completed forms and payment to Mary Manese or Michelle Stout in the ASP Trailer. If you have been previously approved by SAT and you have your SSD code, you may apply directly to SAT with your code number or code letter either by mail, phone or online. SAT and College Board have made significant refinements to the student eligibility requirements to receive special accommodations on the SAT and AP examinations. For more detailed information, please contact ASP, your counselor, refer to the July/August SMCHS Wings Newsletter or visit the College Board website at www.collegeboard.com/ssd. Extended time SAT and ACT test dates and registration deadlines are subject to change. For more information, please contact Mary Manese at 949-766-6085, or visit the college board website at www.collegeboard.com and ACT website (ACT Special Testing applications are available online) at www.act.org. Your student may choose to take both an SAT and the ACT test within one period, however, he/she may take only one of the available SAT tests (standard, non-standard/Extended time, or the SAT IIs/Achievements), within one period. We suggest that the student discuss with his/her counselor which test should be taken. It is not recommended that students take any of these tests prior to the spring of their junior year. FEES Fees due to SAT and ACT will be stated on the test applications. The additional fee for special testing services at SMCHS is $40.00 per test (ASP students are exempt from this fee) payable to SMCHS and is due when you submit application forms. QUESTIONS? Call 949-766-6085, email Manesem@smhs.org or visit the ASP website at http://www.smhs.org/Academics/ASP/index.htm SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 9 Academic/Campus Ministry news SMCHS Earns Catholic Honor Roll Award The Catholic High School Honor Roll named Santa Margarita Catholic High School as one of the 50 best secondary Catholic schools in America. The first annual honor roll recognizes the nation's top 50 high schools based on their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, Catholic identity and civic education. One other California school made the list; Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles. The primary goal of the honor roll is to encourage schools to educate their students as effectively as possible, in a way that integrates Catholic faith and prepares students for the world. In addition to the top 50 list, the honor roll also published the top 20 finalists in three categories that are important to overall excellence: academics, Catholic identity and civic education. SMCHS was within the top 20 finalists in the Civic Education category. The honor roll is an independent project of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty, an international research and educational organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The honor roll was produced in consultation with a national advisory board comprised of Catholic college presidents and noted Catholic scholars. Congratulations to all Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators for achieving such a prestigious award! Campus Ministry News...upcoming retreats Kairos 59 Seniors, if you have not already signed up for Kairos, please consider doing so. You will not want to miss out on the amazing retreat! The dates for upcoming Kairos are February 1-4, 2005 and March 8-11, 2005. Kairos 61 Kairos 60 Juniors, mark your calendars for the Junior Class Retreat on April 12-14, 2005. Sophomores, mark your calendars for the Sophomore Class Retreat on February 24-25, 2005. Kairos 61 10 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Class Updates They just gathered in San Francisco/Napa Valley for a 2003 and Liz Clogg '96 was her maid of honor. Cynthia and mini-reunion. The alums in the photos are: Jenni Nall '96, Matthew are very happy living in Redlands with Spencer, Erin Lavin '96 & Kris Vallas '96 and the Eagles who their recently acquired Chihuahua mix dog, and love the went to Napa include from top: Erin Lavin '96, Grant small town feel of the community. Brown '98, Kris Vallas '96, Allen Krist '96, Sean Redfern '96, Eric Brown '96, Jenni Nall '96, Russ Tracy (Mc Croskey) Stiegler '96 and Justin Stiegler '96 are Schwartz '96, Kevin McNeil '96, Matt Nickels '96, Josh doing well living in San Gabriel! Justin is the Sales Manager Farra '96, Dennis Keane '96 & Matt Pholson '96. for the Los Angeles Regional Office for Pacific Life and Tracy is the Marketing Executive for her new in-home business of helping families remove the toxic products in their households and improving families overall wellness. (www.workingmom.fourpointwell- ness.com) Their daughter, Katelyn, was 18 months in November and she's walking and talking up a storm. Sarah Maureen (Walker) Ollenburger '96 graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in June 2000 with a degree Robert Taylor 96' and Courtenay (Lauer) Taylor 98' wed, in Psychology. She was married on October 27, 2001 to or should we say eloped, on June 17, 2004. The nuptials took Loren Ollenburger. The couple lives in Ladera Ranch and place in Valdosta, GA, home of the Moody Air Force Base. is expecting their first child, Jackson Walker Ollenburger The two met randomly on on December 1, 2004. Sarah is currently the Savvy Memorial Day weekend in 2003 Manager at Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza and Loren is an at a beach party in San Diego. Account Associate at PIMCO in Newport Beach. After some small talk, the two discovered one of the fun things Mary Kathleen (Sabin) Person '96 received her Masters they had in common was in Educational Administration at St. Mary's Moraga in May SMCHS. The rest is history. 2004. Mary is now an Admissions Counselor at Boston Currently, the couple resides in University while her husband, Kerry, is getting an MBA Georgia. Rob is serving as a and MEng at MIT Sloan. The couple is currently living in Captain in the US Air Force and Cambridge. is eagerly pursuing a career in combat rescue. Courtenay is in school, yet again, marching towards a second degree in Matt Pohlson '96 recently had a part in the hit show nursing. The couple plans to move to Anchorage, Alaska Everwood. He had several scenes where he was playing within the next 12 months. one of the local townspeople. Jennifer Turner '96 attended the University of Notre Dame Cynthia (Close) Pool '96 graduated magna cum laude and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Pre-med from the College of Santa Fe, NM and Anthropology. She then went on to Georgetown in 2000 with a degree in Studio University in Washington, DC for Medical School and Art and a minor in Psychology. graduated this past May. She is now doing her medical After working for the Art Institute internship in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Brown in LA, Cynthia returned to University in Providence, RI and is absolutely loving her Concordia University and earned work and living in New England. her teaching credential in spring 2002 and will be earning her Jason Varvas '96 is active duty Navy working at the Masters in Education. This fall National Security Agency and currently living in Maryland. she began teaching art in the Rialto Unified School District at Kolbe Middle School. Cynthia married Matthew Pool of Foothill Ranch in July SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 31 Class Updates Tiffany (Blackburn) King '95 graduated from USC with a Class of 1996 degree in Accounting. Tiffany will be the SMCHS Ten Year Reunion Committee Chair for the Class of 1995 and hopes to see all of her fellow classmates at the Reunion on Brian Patrick Berg '96 married Roxanne Lee Ringold at a July 23, 2005. Tiffany and her husband Stephen currently wonderful ceremony on the North Shore of O'ahu, Hawai'i at live in Irvine. the Turtle Bay Hilton Hotel and Resort. They attended the Pro-Bowl Lisa Waggoner '95 graduated as Valedictorian in 2000 two days later and then honeymooned with a BFA in Animation from the Art Institute of Southern on the island of Lana'i at the Manele California. She was hired by Twentieth Century FOX Bay Hotel. Roxanne and Brian network as a color artist for the animated Television show welcomed their lovely daughter, “The Simpson's.” She is currently in her fourth season with Cassidy Kellee Berg, into the world the show and has won an Emmy Award for her work. You on July 12, 2004 born in the Mission can see her name in the credits every Sunday night at 8 Viejo Medical Center. She was 8 lbs 4 p.m. on FOX. Lisa has also worked on many other oz and 21 inches long and is absolutely beautiful. Brian has upcoming animated features. She currently lives in Los been an insurance agent for the past four years. He has also Angeles with her two cats Maximus and Cesar, and she been playing Arena Football for the past three years and looks forward to her ten year reunion to see all her friends. might be facing retirement due to injury and his growing family. The couple is living in Ladera Ranch where they Brooke Martin '95 graduated from USC with a degree in bought a townhouse last year. History. She was on the Trojan swim team (NCAA Division I Champs!) and retired her senior year after two Jessica (Nahas) Foley '96 earned a Bachelors Degree in shoulder surgeries. Brooke spent her last semester abroad Psychology from Harvard University in 2002. She is enrolled in Australia and then moved to San Diego where she has in a dual doctorate program at Nova Southeastern University been teaching special education for four years. She in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, working towards a PhD and recently completed her Masters Degree in Special PsyD in Clinical Neuro-psychology. Jessica and her husband Education and has plans to either attend law school or John dance as partners in a swing/lindy hop performance teach abroad, possibly in New Zealand or Australia. troupe in the Miami area called "Explore the Floor." Oakley (Phromyothi) Boren '95 attended USC ("Fight Brian Meihaus '96 and Megan (Strader) Meihaus '97 are on" Trojans) and graduated a semester early with a BA in excited to be new homeowners! They recently moved into Communications and a minor in Cinema & Television. their first home in Quail Hill in Irvine on their one year Oakley considers herself a SciFi junkie and a tech geek. wedding anniversary. Brian and Megan are having fun She worked for the Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX) and reconnecting with many other SM alums! then returned to USC for her MA in Communication Management. In January 2002, Oakley married Brandon Jennifer Nall '96 currently lives in Chicago and has been Boren, a coworker from HSX, and moved to Long Beach. since graduating from Saint Mary's Nowadays, she "slaves" for a political PR firm in Long College. Recently, she bought a Beach and runs a part-time IT business with her husband. condo and now works at an investment firm in The Loop. All of Mary Beth Salomone '95 graduated from American her SMCHS friends still keep in University in Washington, DC in 1999 and remained in touch. (continued on page 31) Washington to work for three years. She moved to New York in the fall of 2002 to seek fame and fortune…or to put her policy and advocacy experience to work and join the staff of a small nonprofit organization working on early childhood education issues. What it lacks in fame and fortune it makes up for in other ways and New York is a daily adventure. Mary Beth is currently living in Brooklyn. 30 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Christian Service news Make A Wish Foundation Thanks Eagles for CHOC at CHOC Walk 2004 SMCHS Wish Grantors Laurie VanderMey and Allie Pashley of the Make A Wish Foundation would like to thank the members of SMCHS football team, Eagle Regiment and Pep Squad for their participation in Sean O'Donoghue's Wish Party on Sunday, October 3, 2004. SMCHS sibling, Sean O’Donoghue, was granted a wish after undergoing a heart transplant. The following students provided entertainment at Sean’s football themed party. Football players: Eagle Regiment: Pep Squad: Sean Aldridge Mason Frakes Jason Payne Corey Plamondon Elisa Arthur Briana Wolfsmith Eagles For Colby Rodgers Mike Rusert Kiersten Cogswell Andrew King Jessica De Filippo Brittany Campbell CHOC Bryan Redsun Charlie Vogelheim Nicole Jurinek Matt Steinbach Kirstin Thorn Jessica Newman CHOC Disneyland Community Walk Kevin De Wert Rebecca Lowe Danielle Johnson Our team of almost 150 walkers raised over $10,000! Omar Villamar Rebecca Nichols Christina Baca Russell Hoeflich Thanks to our families and generous sponsors for Nikki Moss Noelle Bellow Richard Shaw Sara Van de Velde helping the kids at CHOC! Matt Taylor Taylor Bradford Toy Drive: Dayne Plamondon Eagles For CHOC, along with the Red Cross Club Mike Wright Kirsten Parpana will be organizing a school-wide drive to collect Collin Nelson Christmas toys for hospitalized kids and needy families. Toys will be collected at school beginning Sean was granted his wish to fly to Green Bay, Wisconsin to meet his hero, December 1-14, 2004. Please send an unwrapped toy Packers’ Quarterback, Brett Favre. Sean and his family were treated as VIP guests during their visit and at the Green Bay Packers’ game. to school and help these families who are going through a difficult time. Make A Wish Foundation would also like to give a big thank you to the following parents and SMCHS staff who helped make this party a success: Next Club Meeting: Andrea Aldridge, Lauren Bordages, Tom David, Karen De Filippo, Megan Meihaus, Gail Nichols, Melanie Peterson, and Mr. Dave Weinberg. We Wednesday, December 1, 2004, 8:30 a.m. in the couldn't have done it without you! Development Office. Bring your Christmas toy for the Toy Drive. Hospital Volunteering: New training classes will be held in February 2005 for members interested in working in a hospital environment. All volunteers are required to work at least one four-hour shift each month. Check out the club’s new website for the calendar and latest information: Go to www.smhs.org. Choose Campus Life, Christian Service, Opportunities, and Football players, Eagle Regiment and find EAGLES FOR CHOC. the Pep Squad with Sean. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 11 General news Business Office News Westway Uniform Company The Business Office would like to wish all of our families a The Westway Uniform Company store will be closed blessed Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year! It's hard to believe that we are nearly half way through the school during the December holidays from December 16, 2004 - year! At this time we would like to thank all of you who are January 3, 2005. The store will reopen January 4, 2005. making your tuition payments in a timely manner. Those of During this period (and any other time) orders can be taken you who may have encountered some difficulty in making by phone, fax, e-mail or by website and will be shipped or your tuition payments when they are due are asked to please delivered to you promptly. The Westway Uniform contact the business office so that a payment plan can be worked out. Company website will be available for processing orders on December 1, 2004. Please be reminded that your monthly payments are due on the first of every month and are considered late after 4 p.m. FAX: 949-388-3669 on the 10th of the month. Monthly tuition began July 1, 2004 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and will conclude on April 1, 2005. If you are on the semi-annual payment plan, your second half yearly payment Website: www.WESTWAYUNIFORMS.com is due on January 1, 2005 and will be considered late after 4 Store Phone (for inquiries during hours): 949-716-5330 p.m. on the 10th of January. There is a $10.00 late fee that Home Office (for inquiries after hours): 949-496-3968 will automatically be charged to your tuition account if your payment is not received in the Business Office by 4 p.m. on Store Hours: Tuesday & Thursday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. the 10th of the month. There are no exceptions. Also, it is and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. very important that you tear off the top portion of your Closed Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Holidays statement to return to the Business Office with your payment. The store is located on the corner of Bake & Rockfield Thank you for your cooperation! at 15540 Rockfield Blvd., Suite A-2, Irvine, CA 92618. Attention Parents A number of websites have recently developed that allow young people to post information and pictures about themselves. An example of such a website is myspace.com. The information on this website often includes personal information such as a picture, the school the student attends, where he/she lives, names of their friends and email or instant message contacts. Please take a few minutes to talk to your son or daughter about the potential dangers in posting personal information on the web. In this day and age, we all need to protect our identity: Never share a photo online. Never post your own personal information online. Never allow friends to put private information or photos of you on a website. Never agree to meet someone who contacted you from a website. Remind your child that the internet is open to everyone. There is no way to be sure the person accessing the information isn't a child molester, burglar or kidnapper. 12 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Class Updates Class of 1994 Kristopher Kelly '95 graduated from NYU with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Kristopher made his TV debut in 2004, appearing on the Soap Opera, “Guiding Light.” He is a Kate (Elftman) Rader '94 is member of Actors Equity Association and has appeared both currently living in Quail Hill in off-Broadway and he says, "so far off Broadway it's not Irvine with her husband, Jeff worth mentioning." While Kristopher has never studied the Rader. They moved back to art of photography, his deep interest made him decide, just California last July after living over a year ago, to set up a small studio and begin in Chicago, Seattle and Dallas. photographing people. They both work for the family business, Noelle Corporate Fritz Maskrey '95 married Keleigh Michelle Lilian Communications, and are Peterson on December 13, 2003 and the couple lives in enjoying being back in Orange Huntington Beach. Fritz is the Director of Corporate County. Kate is a member of Partnerships and Sales at California Speedway in Fontana Junior League and recently and Keleigh is an RN at Seacliff Healthcare in Huntington chaired a fundraiser event for the Pacific Symphony Beach. Orchestra. They are pictured here with their dog, Holly. Meghan (McNulty) Bottomley '95 was married on May 1, Patrick Strader '94 married Dana Brady on May 15, 2004. 2004 to her husband, Brandon, just outside of Washington, The wedding took place at the Santa Clara Mission Church on DC on Kent Island, MD. The couple met at the University the campus of Santa Clara of Arkansas in 1998. Megan is currently working as an University, where they met during Employee Relations Specialist for a Government Contractor Law School. The reception was at in Washington, DC. Capital Club Athletics in San Jose. Brian Meihaus '96 and Aaron Maldonado '94 were groomsmen and Megan (Strader) Meihaus '97 was a bridesmaid. Eric Danielle (Burd) Bennett '95 was Krumplitsch '94 was an usher married on August 7, 2004 to and Kelley Moohr '94 and Julia Timothy Bennett at St. Edward (Cronin) Holt '94 did readings. Also in attendance were Mike Catholic Church in Dana Point. Her Jones '94, Wes Holmes '94, Scott Lanni '93, Meghan bridesmaids were SMCHS (Meihaus) Van Aarde '93, Britt (Farwick) Strottman '93, classmates Alicia Forster '95, Renee McKay '95 and Caroline (Kelley) Gray '95. They Katie Flynn '95, and Lisa Anstead honeymooned in Maui. Patrick and Dana now live in Irvine '95 with Mike Braun '95 serving where Patrick formed the Law Offices of Patrick B. Strader as one of the groomsmen. Many dealing in all aspects of business law from start-up to the legal issues of an operating entity. He is also the Vice President of other SMCHS alumni attended the Starpointe Ventures, a real estate development and consulting wedding including Scott Cody '95, company. Jay Soto '95, Brandon Blackinton '95, Kenny Stevenson '95, Kevin Class of 1995 Stevenson '95, Katie Kearins '95, Tim Padayachee '95, Erich Pryor Theresa (DeHerder) Langhaar '95 graduated from Loyola '95, Sean Stevenson '91 and Marymount University in 1999 with a degree in Theatre and Jamee York '93. Danielle continued to study theatre in London and Los Angeles. After graduated from Law School in working as a TV producer for five years in LA, she decided 2002 and is currently an attorney she had enough and headed to the Midwest. She currently working in New York. lives with her husband, Victor, and dog, Ringo, in a town outside of Chicago. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 29 Class Updates Class of 1991 has his Bachelors Degree in Drama and his emphasis was in Scenic Design and Construction. He graduated in the spring of 1996 and is currently the Director of Theatre Arts for Santa Heather Lynn (Petrash) Stockton '91 and her Margarita Catholic High School. He is going into his 8th year husband Joe, who have been of full time teaching and will also be continuing work on his married seven years this past California Teaching Credential. On August 9, 2003 he married October, have two beautiful Megan (McMillan) Stube '99 and they are living in Rancho children; Evan born 10/31/01 Santa Margarita. and Katie born 4/2/04. She works part time as a front desk clerk at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna, Alaska. They have an Class of 1993 exciting life of fishing, hunting, hiking and enjoying the outdoors while living in Alaska. Mark Foster '93 married Karly (Farris) Foster '98 on July Class of 1992 5, 2003. They have a beautiful daughter, Molly Margaret, who was born on August 3, 2004. (See photo on page 34.) Jennifer (Morrell) Crowell '92 regrettably missed both her five year and 10 year SM reunions. She married Michael Crowell on March 29, 2003 in Hawaii and they had a home Alex Gilchrist '93 graduated from Loyola Marymount in Irvine until recently when they moved to Portland, University in 1997 with a degree in Marketing. He worked Oregon due to a job transfer. Jennifer had been working in with the Anaheim Angels & Mighty Ducks starting in 1996 the apparel industry since 1995 at St. John Knits in Irvine and was named PR Manager for the Ducks in May of 2000. and Paul Frank Industries in Costa Mesa until the move This past summer he became the Director of Communications when she made a career change. She now works at a small for the Ducks. wealth management firm in downtown Portland. Jennifer and Michael have no children yet, but hope to in the future. She would love to know if there are any SM alumni living in the Portland area. Jill (Heneghan) Mulato ‘93 is married to Greg Mulato '94. Jill Suzanne (Clegern) Siler '92 is a practicing and SM classmate, Page Bowman Speech-Language Pathologist in Silicon Valley. She is ‘93 completed their first marathon currently working with children who are deaf or hard of running 26.2 miles through San hearing. She received her MA from San Jose State Diego. Together the two raised University in 2003, and her BA in Linguistics from UC $5,000 for the Leukemia and Irvine in 1996. She is still very active in dance and is part of Lymphoma Society to help aid in the a local touring group. She married her boyfriend of seven fight against cancer. They would years, Matthew Siler, in 2000 at the Mission San Juan like to thank their families and Capistrano. Suzanne's brother Michael Clegern '97 was one friends for their generous support! of the groomsmen. Wes Sankey '92 graduated in December 1997 from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Ron Hubers '93 has recently passed the nine year mark of Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Production serving in the US Navy, having joined in May of 1995. He is and a minor in Technical Theater. Currently living and currently an Information Systems Technician 1st Class in working in Colorado, he interned in the video department Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare. He and his wife, Sarah, for the World Champion Denver Broncos during their first have a daughter, Anja, and are living in Virginia. championship. Wes works as an operations technician for the ABC affiliate in Denver, Colorado, KMGH-TV. Jeff Stube '92 attended the University of California in Irvine's School of the Arts where he majored in Drama. He 28 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL General news Scrip News... Important eScrip Information You may now register your Macy's credit card with eScrip and receive credit for Macy's purchases! When you receive a replacement credit card that you have Help Lower Your Tuition - BUY SCRIP!!! registered with eScrip - replacing an expired card or a lost/stolen card - you must notify eScrip with the new credit card number and/or expiration date. If you do not register the card, eScrip will The Scrip Program costs you nothing extra!! Dollar-for-Dollar Value not be able to track the contributions to give you credit. Scrip Program, SMCHS benefits and so do There isno cost to you. Simply by using the you. This is one fundraiser that gives back to We will share th discount percentage you. e You may update your account information online at 50/50 with you which can loweryour student’s school tuition be donated to a school or www.escrip.com. Click on "My eScrip" or through eScrip program. Customer Service at 1-800-592-0942 by following the prompts on the recorded message. FOUR EASY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE: If you or any friends/relatives who have signed up for eScrip have 1. SCRIP (GIFT CERTIFICATES /CARDS) – JUST LIKE CASH a different last name than the student who is to receive the eScrip 2. (ELECTRONIC) eSCRIP ** credit, please contact Catherine Hassen at (949)766-6004 or HassenC@SMHS.org with the supporter's name and student 3. RALPHS CLUB CARD ** name. Otherwise, it is impossible to match the student with the 4. ALBERTSONS PREFERRED CARD ** supporter in order to receive credit. eScrip members need to renew their commitment to Safeway, and **Sign up your family & friends -- just let us know their names so we can credit you! Safeway stores, Vons and Pavilions, annually. There are two If you have any questions, please stop by Front Office or call the Office of the ways to renew: Administration at 766-6003. 1. Call (800) 801-4973 Thank You! 2. Visit www.escrip.com and click on "Yes! Renew" MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SAVE ON TUITION! Albertson's, Sav-On and Ralph's Grocery stores have discontinued their HELP!! MISSING ALBERTSONS paper scrip program, however, they have replaced it with another program INFORMATION!! that is easier and more convenient! For those of you who registered your Albertsons card in the Go online to www.Albertsons.com click on "In the Community," then Community Partners Program and designated SMCHS to click on the Community Partners logo link. Once you log in, click on receive your credit, please check your card number to see if "Sign Me Up" and designate SMCHS (Community Partner ID the following card number belongs to you or #49001001689) to receive credit. Albertsons will donate back to the someone you registered: school quarterly a percentage (up to $250/month = 1%; $250-$450/month 42574523869 = 2%; $400-$500 = 3% and over $500/month = 4%) of your purchases at Albertsons and Sav-On which SMCHS will split with you 50/50. Also, we are not able to match the following supporter to a SMCHS student: You may register your Ralph's Club Card at the front desk of SMCHS to Aaran E Haase 42569953205 also receive credit for your student's tuition, sport or club. Your Ralphs purchases will be tracked by your club card usage and a percentage of This name and number is listed on the quarterly report dated your purchases ($0-$500/month = 4% and over $500/month = 5%) will July 31, 2004; however, we are not able to apply the credit to be donated back to the school quarterly which SMCHS will split with you any SMCHS student's tuition account, sport or club. If this 50/50. name or number belongs to you, please e-mail Catherine Hassen immediately at HassenC@SMHS.org or call Obtain even more credit by registering family and friends' club cards too! 949-766-6004. Please remember to notify us of their name(s) so we can give the credit to your student. Call Catherine Hassen at (949) 766-6004 or e-mail HassenC@SMHS.org with any questions. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 13 General news Dear Santa Margarita Family: We hope all of you enjoyed a festive Thanksgiving and are transitioning into the Christmas season. We had a wonderful opportunity to show prospective new students and the community our beautiful campus and wonderful school at the Open House on November 21, 2004. This year's event was as, if not more, Let SMCHS help you successful than last year. Shortly after you receive this issue of Wings, the fac- Christmas Shop! ulty and staff will be presented with their Christmas bonuses courtesy of last spring's Golf Marathon and the generosity of the many who supported that Scrip makes wonderful Christmas and event. Please keep checking the SMCHS web site for updates on this year's Golf corporate gifts. We now have Staples cards in Marathon on June 7, 2005. $25.00 denominations. Remember, Scrip certificates and cards make perfect stocking The Welcome Parent BBQ provided an opportunity for 230 new parents to stuffers! Please visit the front desk to acquaint themselves with our campus and establish new friendships with other purchase Scrip certificates and cards. families. The SMCHS Steel Drum Band provided entertainment and performed superbly. The SMCHS Coverlet, designed by Mill Street Designs, makes a perfect holiday gift. The We welcome Dr. George & Jennifer Lasezkay and Jim & Cathy Roby as our coverlet captures the beauty of our campus and newest members of the Guild Executive Board. They have already provided us depicts Our Lady of Joy, the statue of the with new insights and fresh ideas to help us serve the school and you. A huge Blessed Virgin Mary that resides in our Strader thank you to Patty Brand for leading the Gift Wrap program! Her tireless Grotto and many of our school’s most dedication and boundless energy helps make this program successful. significant buildings. A coverlet is on display We strongly encourage you to become active and participate in any of the school in the front office. At $45.00 each, the 100% events and programs. Parent support and participation is an integral part of the cotton, two-layer jacquard coverlet is success of SMCHS and your student. One of those events is the annual preshrunk, colorfast and machine washable. It Christmas Production on December 2, 2004 presented by the Performing Arts makes the perfect gift for family members near Department. A few of the other ways to participate is the Mothers Club and and far. Proceeds benefit the Academic Moms In Touch. Booster and the Teacher Classroom Enhancement Grant Program. Please visit the SAFE HOMES is an ongoing Guild sponsored and administered program to front desk to purchase a coverlet or call promote safe and drug/alcohol free places for our students to gather. Each year 949-766-6000. all parents are mailed a SAFE HOMES brochure and commitment card. A list of all parents who have made this commitment for this school year has been mailed to all SMCHS families. If you did not receive a pledge card and would like to be included in this program, please contact Delene and Jim Hoff at 949-888-2075. May God bless all of you during this holiday season and on into 2005. As always, please contact any one of us if we can help you in any way. Vaya Con Dios and In Eagle Spirit, Isabel & Mark Bloom 2004-2005 SMCHS Guild Co-Presidents 14 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Alumni news Alumni Parent Auxiliary SM Moms Book Clubs…Still Together After All These Years! Halloween Hoot Two Santa Margarita Moms Book Clubs were formed several The golf on October 27, 2004 may have been rained out for years ago for Mothers Club when Sally Gorelick and Missy Stalcup were the Activities Co-Chairs. These Book Clubs are the annual Mothers Club Halloween Hoot Golf Tournament still thriving, even after all these years. These moms get but the festivities still continued with great costumes, lunch together once a month socially, to enjoy breakfast, lunch or and a silent auction featuring wonderful prizes. About 25 dinner and to discuss the current book selection. They have read a "ton of books" and also had the opportunity to meet Alumni Moms came out to join in this traditional event with a few authors over the years. Mostly, they just enjoy which is named appropriately, as it is always truly a "hoot" each other's company and it is a great way to keep in touch! to see the moms dressed up and having so much fun. This The bonds of the SMCHS experience extends far beyond just year the group was joined by four Snow Whites, Sister Mary our children's four years here. It creates lifelong friends, not only for our children but also for our parents. Eagle Spirit Julie and her students, "Michael Jackson" and fans, a special spreads far and wide! group of inmates and many, many more. This is just one We'd love to hear of any special activities in which you have more way our alumni moms stay involved even after their participated as a result of your sons’ or daughters’ Santa students have left the eagle nest! Margarita high school years! Email Michele Papay at email@example.com. Also, the Alumni Parent Auxiliary is a fun way to stay connected with Santa Margarita, so be sure to become a member. ALUMNI PARENT AUXILIARY SPECIAL THEATRE EVENT! ~ The Lion King ~ Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 6, 2005 and join us for a fun evening with new and old friends of SMCHS! WHO: All APA Members & Guests are Invited! WHAT: Disney's The Lion King at the Orange County Performing Arts Center Best Seats in the House - Box Seats & Up Front Seating - Tier 1 Only 40 seats available WHERE: Orange County Performing Arts Center - Performance at 8 p.m. Reception prior to performance ~ More Information in Invitation to follow WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2005 - Ticket Price $75.00 per person HOW: Invitations will be mailed in early 2005! MAKE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS NOW Call the Alumni Office at (949) 766-6000, ext. 1511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 27 Alumni news EAA Scholarship Enters Fifth Year Jennifer Abalos and Brad Mielke and Thomas Sabin and Heather Casey Tai Baird and Megan Moen Nathan Imperiale Ashley Kalimada The Eagle Alumni Association has been very proud to present two $1,000 scholarships for the past four years during the annual Senior Awards Night in May. The scholarship winners are selected from an impressive field of applicants based on academics, extra-curricular activities, service and a personal interview. Also, each winner must possess the extra quality of "Eagle Spirit" and a special pride and attitude about being an active alumni who will give back to Santa Margarita in the future. In addition to the $1,000 each, the winners are also given lifetime memberships in the EAA, an eagle cross pen, individual eagle plaques and their names are added to the perpetual scholarship plaque in the Alumni Office at SMCHS. The Scholarships are funded completely through donations and we hope that this tradition can continue. If you are planning on making an alumni or alumni parent donation and would like to designate it for our Eagle Alumni Association Scholarship, please indicate so in the memo section on your check. Also, watch for future editions of Wings to see what our previous EAA Scholarship winners have been doing since high school graduation. We love to see our Eagles Soar! Past EAA Winners: Class of 2001: Jennifer Abalos and Heather Casey Class of 2002: Tai Baird and Megan Moen Class of 2003: Nathan Imperiale and Brad Mielke Class of 2004: Ashley Kalimada and Thomas Sabin MARK YOUR CALENDARS! FUTURE REUNIONS: SAVE THE DATES FUTURE REUNIONS: SAVE THE DATES.....All Five Year Reunions are currently being planned for the 2nd Saturday in July and the Ten Year Reunions are the 4th Saturday in July. Class of 2000 Five Year Reunion is scheduled for July 9, 2005 Class of 1995 Ten Year will be July 23, 2005! If you belong to the Class of 2000 or 1995, please be sure we have your current address on file so you can be sure to receive an invitation in Spring 2005. Check out the webpage for more information as the dates approach! 26 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Mothers Club news A Message from the Co-Presidents Thank you to Syd Riccio for presenting our October meeting on College Information! She put together a fabulous and funny panel of experts to help us get ready for the college experience. She is busy putting our next speaker together and I'm sure it will be as informative and entertaining as the last. A big thank you to Marla Arthur and Marcia Feucht for a fabulous Halloween Hoot! Despite the rain, there was lots of laughter, spectacular costumes and delicious food. What a fun day! Christie Graniere deserves a bunch of thanks for organizing the Mothers Club booth at the Christmas Boutique. We are blessed to have such great moms who volunteered to work the booth in between shopping the boutique. Thank you all for donating your time. If you missed any of the products that Mothers Club had to offer at the boutique, please come to one of our meetings and check out the items. We have SMCHS flags, tote bags, license plate holders and a brand new cookbook available. They make great gifts or necessity items! Vicki Ramoska and Linda Magarro put together several Thanksgiving Baskets for some of our families for the holidays. We would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to all who were able to donate. We are looking forward to the Christmas holiday season as well with our High Tea at the Four Seasons. Thank you to Leslie Vancho and Nancy Moss for organizing a festive day. Please remember that you are always invited to any of our meetings, functions and social events. All board members are eager to help you in any way that you need assistance. We love to have fun and share our experiences with all of our mothers at Santa Margarita. There is so much more to come for the rest of the year. Our meetings will be on Thursdays at St Kilian Parish beginning in January 2005. One other change is that the Fashion Show will be on Sunday, May 1, 2005 at the Sutton Hotel. Please make note of the change and keep an eye out for more information in the spring! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Gail Nichols & Carol O'Neill Mothers Club Co-Presidents Mothers Club Annual Halloween Hoot December 2, 2004 SMCHS Mothers Club Membership 2004-2005 Holiday High Tea Four Seasons 11:00 a.m. Name:__________________________________________________________ Phone:______________________________Email:______________________ January 13, 2005 General Meeting- 8:30 a.m. Address:________________________________________________________ St. Kilian Church Hall City____________________________________Zip:____________________ February 17, 2005 (Please Check) General Meeting- 8:30 a.m. New Member___ Returning Member___ Alumni Member___ St. Kilian Church Hall Permission to print your name and address etc. in our directory? March 15, 2005 Yes____NO___ Lenten Retreat Location TBA- 9:00 a.m. Please make your $25.00 check payable to: SMCHS Mothers Club Send form and check to: April 21, 2005 Mothers Club General Meeting- 8:30 a.m. c/o Santa Margarita Catholic High School 22026 Antonio Parkway St. Kilian Church Hall Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. 92688 May 1, 2005 SMCHS Mothers Club Remember to renew your membership each year! Fashion Show Luncheon SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 15 Development news Valentasia 2005 Underwriting Party SM Alumni Family Receives Outstanding Philanthropist Award Santa Margarita Catholic High School current parents, alumni parents and other supporters Roger and Gail Kirwan, alumni parents of Nicole ‘92 and Sean ‘93, were honored on gathered at the beautiful Coto de Caza home of November 10, 2004 with the National Ed and Susan Gotschall on Saturday, November Philanthropy Day “Outstanding 6, 2004 to raise money to underwrite Santa Philanthropist” award. Margarita Catholic High School's Annual Benefit Gala Valentasia 2005. The Kirwans played a major role in the founding of SMCHS and they have made Ed and Susan Gotschall many significant contributions to our school, Approximately 100 guests gathered in the such as funding our language lab and also Gotschall's backyard, transformed into a Napa funding a continuous memorial scholarship Valley vineyard to enjoy a "divine evening" of in honor of Richard Voelkel for an wine tasting and exquisite cuisine by Restaurant outstanding MUN senior each year. Pascal. In attendance were school Principal, The Kirwans have been incredible leaders in Brother Lawrence Monroe and Assistant the community. Not only were they Principals, Dr. Mary Beth Dougherty and Tom nominated by SMCHS, but also by Boys Smith and current teacher, Greg Rhodes. Many Hope Girls Hope, the Hoag Hospital members of the Valentasia Committee were in Foundation, Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish, Casa Teresa, and the Philharmonic attendance including this year's Co-Chair couples, Society of Orange County. Tricia and Daniel Donahue and Linda and David Chair Couple, Birck. Valentasia 2004 Co-Chairs Ann and Craig Congratulations to the Kirwans on such an Tricia and Dan Donahue Rommel and Ginni and Kent Valley also attended. outstanding and deserving award! Party-goers dined on delicious gourmet food paired with exclusive Napa Valley wines selected by winemaker, Kent Fortner. Along with Kent Fortner, owners of Amazing Grapes, a new wine store in Rancho Santa Margarita, were on hand to educate attendees about the wines and the wine making process. The evening concluded with dancing under the stars. Margaret and Carl Apfelbach The event was a success, raising $44,000. Guests had the Chair Couple, opportunity to underwrite specific items for the Valentasia Gala David and Linda Birck Benefit. Underwriters enjoyed signing "giant checks" to show their support of SMCHS. Valentasia 2005 will be held on February 12, 2005 at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. Valentasia is the only SMCHS fundraiser that benefits the entire school. For more information on Valentasia, please contact the SMCHS Office of Bob Curran showing Development at (949) 766-6080 or via e-mail at his support email@example.com, or visit our website at www.smhs.org. Valentasia Committee Members and guests enjoy the festivities Donna and Joe Petrilli 16 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Alumni news Interesting Alumni Data Former Eagles have been spotted all over campus! Many Eagles have come back to the nest to work at SMCHS. These dedicated employees help keep the Eagle spirit alive. See any familiar names? Alumni Currently Working as Year Round Faculty or Staff: Lauren (Owens) Bordages '97, Community Relations Coordinator Nick Braun '99, Religion Teacher John Byszewski '91, Security/Football Coach Brandon Cosenza '92, Spanish Teacher/Surf Coach/Baseball Coach Hayes Ferry '91, Spanish Teacher/Girls Track and Field Coach/Girls Cross Country Coach Lisa Gantz '00, Religion Teacher Bryan Kretzmer '00, Religion Teacher Corey Lindabury '93, Visual Arts Chairperson Scott McIntosh '94, Social Studies Teacher/Football Coach Megan (Strader) Meihaus '97, Development Manager Blake Oldfield '99, ASP Program Assistant Michelle Sarkees '96, Health Teacher/Girls Volleyball Coach Nick Braun ‘99 began teaching Religion at Jeff Stube '92, Director of Theatre Arts SMCHS this school year. We also have several alumni who help out as coaches for all sports during the year and we are so appreciative that our alumni are so willing to give back to their Alma Mater with their time, talents & treasures! Wedding Bells are Ringing among SMCHS Alumni If you are a SMCHS alum and you married another SMCHS alum, we want to hear your story! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about how you met and when you got married. Please send a current photo too. As this seems to be a growing trend among alumni, we'd like to feature these couples in an upcoming edition of Wings! Alumni Data as of November 1, 2004 Alumni: 5,072 Eagle Alumni Association: 1,453 Alumni Parent Auxiliary: 377 Class of 1991 219 Class of 1998 442 Class of 1992 261 Class of 1999 371 Class of 1993 285 Class of 2000 427 Class of 1994 311 Class of 2001 417 Class of 1995 351 Class of 2002 428 Class of 1996 334 Class of 2003 417 Class of 1997 409 Class of 2004 400 SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 25 Alumni news Alumni Events...Past & Future Talon Theatre Anniversary Celebration “Talon Theatre” is celebrating its 15th year this season with special events for our alumni. As listed in the parent section of this issue of Wings, Talon Theatre is reprising three of our past productions. During these reprises, we have been inviting alumni via email and announcements on our website to come back to see these wonderful productions. We are reserving seats for our alums, as well as hosting a reception before the Friday evening performances. You are also invited to join the cast and crew of the production after the Friday performances at Ball Park Pizza in RSM. We always enjoy hearing from and seeing our Talon Theatre alums and hope to see you at our productions. For more information contact Jeff Stube @ StubeJ@smhs.org or visit our website at www.smhs.org. Calling all Alumni Girls Waterpolo Players... On Thursday, December 30, 2004, the Girls Water Polo team will be playing a game against Los Alamitos beginning at 11 a.m. The Varsity game will begin at noon and the JV game will be immediately following. The really exciting news is we will be running an Alumni Game beginning at 2 p.m. Any female water polo players who have participated in the program at SMCHS are invited to participate! The alumni will be playing against our current Varsity and against each other in a fun afternoon of water polo. Come out and enjoy! For more information, please contact Kevin Ricks at RicksK@smhs.org. Save the Date for Valentasia 2005 Did you know that SMCHS Alumni can attend our Annual Benefit Gala, Valentasia, for a 50% reduced ticket price? This year Valentasia will be held at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on February 12, 2005. The ticket price for alumni and their guests is $75 per person. This year’s theme is "and the beat goes on…" celebrating the music of the 60s and 70s! There will be a live and silent auction, as well as dinner and dancing. Come join us for a fun evening in support of SMCHS! Please call the development office at 949-766-6080 if you'd like to be on the mailing list. SMCHS Alums Cheered the Eagles onto Victory... Homecoming 2004 School Spirit and Alumni was the theme of the night and it was a great evening for all at the exciting 2004 Homecoming Football Game. On October 8th Santa Margarita emerged victorious over the Foothill Knights 38-12 before a crowd of about 4,000 fans! Among those fans were a great showing of alumni who got into the Eagle spirit and enjoyed "going back in time" and cheering for the team with former classmates! Blue & Gold pom-poms were everywhere throughout the stands as the Alumni Office distributed them to help rally enthusiasm for the Eagles. The energy was apparent and we are always happy to see From left: Drew Bordages'97, Lauren (Owens) Bordages our Alumni return home! '97, Megan (Strader) Meihaus '97, Brian Meihaus '96, Elizabeth Barry '97, Jennifer Turner '96, & Kevin Papay, Julia Pederson, and Meghan Grizzle Kevin Meihaus '99 with Mrs. Lyn Alexander and Keeping in Touch with Graduates Dr. Mary Beth Dougherty. While attending the "Learning and the Brain" Conference in Boston, Dr. Mary Beth Dougherty and Mrs. Lyn Alexander had an opportunity to have dinner and receive a tour of the campus with Harvard students Meghan Grizzle, Kevin Papay, and Julia Pederson, SM graduates from the Class of 2003. Send us your photos of reconnecting with SM grads or teachers and we would love to share the news! We are so proud of all our Eagle Alumni. 24 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 Fac & Dept Mtg Day 7 Regular Day 4 Special Sched Day 3 G JV Bball Woodbridge Tourn November 04 January 05 (7:40-2:29) Possible V Fball CIF Semi Finals (Fac Mtg 7:45-8:30) G JV Bball Woodbridge Tourn Christmas Assembly V Wrestling Tourn, Gym 9:30 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S (Dept Mtg 8:30-9:30) Advent Services Debate Christmas Classic La Costa Debate Christmas Classic La Costa 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 (Classes 9:49-2:27) B Fr Blue Bball @ Estancia Advent Services MUN Mira Costa HS 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Advent Services B Fr Blue Bball @ Estancia Tourn B Fr Blue Bball @ Estancia Tourn 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 10 Month Plan Tuition Payment Due Tourn 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B FS Soccer @ Brea Olinda 3:15 B JV Bball @ Tustin Tourn 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 B FS/JV/V Soccer vs Estancia B JV Bball @ Tustin Tourn B JV Bball @ Tustin Tourn B So Bball @ Ocean View Tourn 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 3:15/4:45/3:15 B So Bball @ Ocean View Tourn 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 B So Bball @ Ocean View Tourn B V Bball @ SLO Tourn B JV Bball @ Tustin Tourn B V Bball @ SLO Tourn B V Bball @ SLO Tourn G V Bball University Tourn 28 29 30 30 31 B So Bball @ Ocean View Tourn Christmas Production, Gym 7:00 Mothers Club Tea, Ritz Carlton 11:00 Possible Fball CIF G FS Bball Marina Tourn Mothers Club Tea, Ritz Carlton 11:00 Possible Fball CIF Possible G Vball State Finals IB G4 Presentations, SFS 7:00 Possible G Tennis G Ind Possible G Tennis G Ind 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Debate Christmas Regular Day 1 Regular Day 7 Mass Day 6 Regular Day 3 Regular Day 2 Corazon Immaculate Conception of B FS/JV/V Bball @ G FS Bball Trabuco Tourn Classic La Costa B Fr Gold Bball @ Santa Mary G FS Bball Trabuco Woodbridge Possible V Fball CIF G FS Bball Trabuco Ana Tourn Tourn SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Tourn Curriculum Mtg 2:45 B FS/JV/V Soccer @ FV 3:15 Championship 7:30 G V Bball University G JV Bball Artesia Tourn B Fr Gold Bball @ Santa Ana Tourn B Fr Gold Bball @ Santa Ana Corazon Christmas Fundraiser Ends Winter Drama Production, Tourn B Fr Gold Bball @ Santa B FS Bball vs Jordan 4:00 Elem Band Concert 7:30 Dome 2:30/7:30 G V Bball University Tourn Tourn Ana Tourn B JV/V Bball @ Jordan 5:30/7:00 Winter Drama Production, Dome 7:30 Tues Night @ the Movies, B JV/V Soccer vs Century 3:15 G JV Bball Artesia Tourn B Fr Gold Bball @ Santa Ana Tourn B Fr Gold Bball @ Santa Ana Tourn G JV Bball Artesia Tourn B210 7:00 G JV Bball Artesia Tourn G V Bball University Tourn G JV Bball Artesia Tourn G JV Bball Artesia Tourn G V Bball University Tourn G V Bball University Tourn G V Bball University Tourn G V Bball University Winter Drama Production, Winter Drama Production, Winter Drama Production, Dome 7:30 Possible Fball CIF Finals Possible Fball CIF Finals Tourn Dome 7:30 Dome 7:30 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 G V Bball University Regular Day 7 Regular Day 6 Regular Day 5 Regular Day 4 Minimum Day 3 B Fr Blue Bball @ La B Fr Blue Bball @ La Habra B Fr Blue Bball @ La Habra B Fr Blue Bball @ La Habra B Fr Blue Bball @ La Habra Habra Tourn Tourn B Fr Blue Bball @ La Tourn Tourn Tourn Tourn Habra Tourn B JV Bball @ Ocean View B JV Bball @ Ocean View B JV Bball @ Ocean View B FS Soccer vs Brea 3:15 B JV Bball @ Ocean View B FS/JV/V Soccer vs MV Tourn Tourn Tourn B JV Bball @ Ocean View Tourn 3:15/4:45/3:15 B So Bball @ Edison Tourn B JV/V Soccer @ Santiago B So Bball @ Edison Tourn Tourn B So Bball @ Edison B JV Bball @ Ocean View B V Bball @ Irvine World 3:15 B V Bball @ Irvine World B So Bball @ Edison Tourn Tourn Tourn Tourn B So Bball @ Edison Tourn Tourn B V Bball @ Irvine World Tourn B V Bball @ Irvine World Tourn B So Bball @ Edison Tourn G FS/JV/V Bball vs FV 4:00/5:00/7:00 B V Bball @ Irvine World Parent Volunteer Christmas Faculty/Staff Christmas Lunch, Gym Tues Night @ the Movies, B210 7:00 Tourn Brunch, Gym 9:00 12:00 G JV Bball Marina Tourn G FS Bball Trabuco Tourn 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 G JV Bball Marina Christmas Break Christmas Break Christmas Break Christmas Break Christmas Break Christmas Tourn B JV Bball @ Los Al B FS/V Bball vs Cal High B Fr Gold Bball @ B Fr Gold Bball @ Tourn 4:00 Saddleback Tourn Saddleback Tourn B JV Bball @ Los Al B JV Bball @ Los Al B JV Bball @ Los Al G JV Bball Marina Tourn Tourn Tourn Tourn G JV Bball Marina Tourn G JV Bball Marina Tourn G FS Bball Tustin Tourn G V Bball Santa Barbara G V Bball Santa Barbara G V Bball Santa Barbara G V Bball Santa Barbara Tourn Tourn Tourn Tourn 26 27 28 29 30 31 Christmas Break Christmas Break Christmas Break Christmas Break Christmas Break B Fr Blue Bball @ MD Tourn B Fr Blue Bball @ MD Tourn B Fr Blue Bball @ MD B Fr Blue Bball @ MD B Fr Gold Bball @ Sa- B Fr Gold Bball @ Sa- Tourn Tourn ddleback Tourn ddleback Tourn B So Bball @ Laguna B So Bball @ Laguna B So Bball @ Laguna B So Bball @ Laguna HillsTourn HillsTourn HillsTourn HillsTourn B V Bball @ Orange Tourn B V Bball @ Orange Tourn B V Bball @ Orange Tourn B V Bball @ Orange Tourn G FS Bball Tustin Tourn G FS Bball Tustin Tourn G FS Bball Tustin Tourn G FS Bball Tustin Tourn G V Bball Marina Tourn G V Bball Marina Tourn G V Bball Marina Tourn G V Bball Marina Tourn December 2004, January - February, 2005 17 18 January 2005 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 New Years Day Semi-Annual Plan Tuition Payment Due www.smhs.org 10 Month Plan Tuition Payment Due 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Regular Day 6 Regular Day 5 Regular Day 4 Early Day 3 Rally Day 1 B Fr Blue/So/JV Bball @ B Fr Blue/JV/V Bball vs G FS/JV/V Bball @ Peninsula Winter Sports Rally, Los Al 1:00/2:30/4:00 School Resumes G FS/JV/V Bball @ Fr/So Wrestling Tourn, Whittier 4:00/5:30/7:00 4:00/5:00/7:00 Gym 1:30 Burroughs 4:00/5:00/ G Soccer @ Montgomery 3:15 Gym 9:30 B JV/V Soccer @ Irvine 3:15 B Soccer @ 7:00 IB Information Night, Dome Incoming Frosh Night, Gym Montgomery 3:15 Debate CSUF Invitational Tues Night @ the 7:30 7:30 Debate CSUF Invitational Movies, B210 7:00 Peer Court, SLH 2:45 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Debate CSUF Regular Day 5 Regular Day 4 Faculty Mtg Day 3 Regular Day 7 Regular Day 6 Drama Workshop I, B Fr Blue/JV/V Bball vs Drama Workshop I, Drama B Fr Blue/JV/V Bball vs Bosco Invitational College Financial Aid Servite 4:30/6:00/7:30 Rm 7:30 4:30/6:00/7:30 Drama Rm 7:30 Writers Lecture Mtg, SLH 7:00 B Fr Gold/So Bball @ Servite G FS/JV/V Bball vs St Joe B Fr Gold/So Bball @ Bosco Series, Gym 7:30 G FS/JV/V Bball vs 4:30/6:00 4:00/5:00/7:00 4:30/6:00 MUN Mission Viejo Rosary 4:00/5:00/7:00 Drama Workshop I, Drama G Soccer vs Rosary 3:15 B Soccer vs Servite 3:15 HS Bball/Pep Squad Rm 7:30 Wrestling @ MD 6:00 Tues Night @ the Movies, Drama Workshop I, Drama Rm 7:30 Golf Tourn B210 7:00 Curriculum Mtg 2:45 Mothers Club, St Kilian 8:30 Spirit Dance, Gym 10:00-12:00 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 MUN Mission Viejo Martin Luther King Day Semester Exams Semester Exams Semester Exams Semester Exams Asics Competition, Special Schedule HS Full School Holiday Period 3 Exam Entire Campus 8:00 Special Schedule Special Schedule Special Schedule B Fr Gold/Fr Blue/So/JV B Fr Blue/JV/V Bball vs MD Period 4 & 5 Exams Period 1 & 2 Exams G V Bball @ Ayala Bball @ Ocean View Period 6 & 7 Exams 4:30/6:00/7:30 G Soccer @ MD 3:15 G FS/JV/V Bball vs MD B Fr Gold/So Bball @ MD Extravaganza B V Bball @ MLK B Soccer @ MD 3:15 4:00/5:00/7:00 4:30/6:00 Tues Night @ the Games Riverside Movies, B210 7:00 Wrestling vs Amat 6:00 G Soccer @ St Joe 3:15 B Soccer @ Bosco, 3:15 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Semester Break Distribution Day 3 Dept Mtg Day 2 Regular Day 6 Early Day 5 MUN International (7:40-2:37) Dinner, Gym 6:00 Faculty/Student B Soccer vs Blood Drive B Fr Blue/JV/V Bball @ 3rd Qtr Begins Holiday Montgomery 3:15 G FS/JV/V Bball @ Servite 4:30/6:00/7:30 G Soccer vs Rosary 4:00/5:00/7:00 B Fr Gold/So vs Servite Montgomery 3:15 G WP @ MD 4:00 4:30/6:00 Tues Night @ the Movies, B210 7:00 Wrestling @ Bosco 6:00 30 31 December 04 February 05 Regular Day 2 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 30 31 27 28 SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Alumni news Y Class of 1994 Celebrated their 10-Year Reunion The Class of 1994 celebrated their Ten Year Reunion on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at The Clubhouse Restaurant in South Coast Plaza. This was a new venue idea with the reunion held at a restaurant instead of a hotel. The atmosphere was fun and the students and their guests were ready to party. The dinner buffet was outstanding and everyone seemed genuinely excited to see each other with lots of hugs and screams of excitement when they found old friends! The memory table was filled with fun prom pictures, candid photos, sport and school publications and a great "clothesline" with sports uniforms, t-shirts and sweatshirts from their high school days. Prizes were given to those students who were married the longest, traveled the furthest, the most recently engaged couple and those who changed the least and the most! Each classmate received a Memory Book filled with updates and pictures provided by the students and also a CD filled with music from their Santa Margarita years! Many thanks to the Reunion Committee of Jodie (Julian) Cerruti, Jaime Donnelly and Electra Poag who worked hard to help make the night a great success! Y Class of 1999 Celebrated their 5-Year Reunion The Class of 1999 Five Year Reunion was held on Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Dave & Buster's in the Irvine Spectrum. It was an amazing evening with The Class of 1999 setting an all time record for attendance with about 150 students and guests attending the fun event! The students had a great night laughing and catching up with old friends. The Memory Table, filled with high school publications, t-shirts, sweatshirts and photos sparked fond and funny memories. The students enjoyed a Mexican Buffet Dinner, danced the night away to a DJ and played pool in the game room. One of the highlights was watching their senior video which had been played at Grad Night after their graduation. It was a great night to renew old friendships, reconnect and make new ones! SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 23 Alumni news ALUMNI GIVING PROGRAM Alumni Support Two of our SMCHS alums are in need of support and Donor Benefits and Recognition Levels prayers. Carly Draudt (Class of 2000) was in a jet skiing accident while she was away at college in October of 2003 and suffered a FRESHMAN $1 - $99 brain injury. Damien Minna Name Recognition in the SMCHS Annual (Class of 1997) dove off a pontoon Report, in Wings and on our website. boat in August of 2004 while on Invitations to SMCHS special events. vacation with his family and suffered a spinal cord injury. They are both undergoing major rehabilitation and are fighting every SOPHOMORE $100 - $249 day against difficult odds. We invite you to visit each Free admission to the SMCHS of their websites www.healcarly.com and www.damienminna.com for more homecoming game* and benefits listed above. information, to offer your support and learn how to make a donation. JUNIOR $250 - $499 SMCHS Alumni Free admission to SMCHS' Benefit Gala, Valentasia* and benefits listed above. in the Military In spring of 2004, the Alumni Office in conjunction with Mothers Club sponsored "Operation Military Alumni" for the second SENIOR $500 - $999 consecutive year. About 24 packages were mailed to SM alumni Recognition on the Honor Roll of Donors in who are serving in the Military throughout the US and the world. The Lyon Hall and benefits listed above. "goodie baskets" were filled with a personal note from the sender and various items to help them remember a little bit of home. The Alumni Office is constantly trying to find our alums who are BACHELORS $1,000 - $2,499 serving their country and we would love to hear from you. We honor Invitation to Principal's Eagle Court Dinner* all our service men and women and recognize the sacrifices they and benefits listed above. make to serve our country and apologize if you are missing from our list. Please e-mail Michele Papay at email@example.com with any forgotten names. What an incredible way of sharing that special "Eagle spirit!" MASTERS $2,500 - $4,999 Special thank you gift and benefits listed We salute you ~ above. Eric Brown '91-USMC Mike Roths '96-USMC Christian Corry '91-USMC Robert Taylor '96-USAF Kathryn Dullack Burns '91-USAFR Jason Varvas '96-USN DOCTORATE $5,000 and above Greg Warrington '91-USMC Brian Estes '97-USA Permanent recognition on campus and Roburt Yale '91-USA Elind Garcia ‘97-USAF Jason Ortiz, '91-USAF Matt Shipstead '97-USAF benefits listed above. Thad Zak '91-USA Stephanie Soltis '97-USAF Brennan McKernan '92-USN Matt Brooks '98-USN Ryan Hart '93-USMC Stacy Dempsey '98-USAF *This benefit is awarded only during the fiscal year Ron Hubers '93-USN Andrew McKee '98-USN Brad Laule ‘93-USNR Derek Heath '98-USAF (July 1-June 30) in which the level is achieved. Stacy McClain '93-USAFR Stacie Persons ‘98-USAF Mike Nesbitt '93- USMC Nicholas Suhr ‘98-USA To make a gift to the Santa Margarita Catholic High Dave Reinhard '93-USCG Chris Vice ‘98-USAF School Alumni Fund, please send a check made Tim Sulick '93-USN Mike Coppock '99-USN Paul Ferguson '94-USAF Sean Crawford '99-USMCR payable to SMCHS in the donation envelope enclosed Tony Bierenkoven '95-USAF Will Watson '99-USAF in this issue of Wings. Court Holland '95-USAF Craig Coppock '00-USA Amy Nesbitt '95-USAF Patrick Laughlin '01-USN Charlie Vice '95-USCG Bradley Smith ‘02-USMC Thank you for your support! Casey Weiner '95-USMC Bryan Csik ‘03-USAF Alex King '96 -USA Gabriel Medeiros '03-USMCR 22 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL February 2005 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 Regular Day 1 Mtg Day 7 Split Assembly Regular Day 3 B V Bball @ Nike G FS/JV/V Bball @ St Day 5 Extravaganza Joe 4:00/5:00/7:00 (8:42-2:27) B Soccer vs MD G Soccer @ Rosary 3:15 (Faculty Mtg 7:45- Magazine Drive Kick-Off 3:15 Frosh Entrance Exam 10 Month Plan Tuition Assembly 8:00 Payment Due 8:30) G Soccer vs MD 3:15 Color Guard Kairos Retreat B Soccer @ Servite 3:15 G WP vs Rosary 4:00 Contest, Gym 6:00 G FS/JV/V Bball @ Tues Night @ the Movies, Kairos Retreat Kairos Retreat Kairos Retreat Pacifica 1:00/2:30/ B210 7:00 4:00 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Regular Day 1 Regular Day 7 Mass Day 6 Regular Day 3 Regular Day 2 Corazon B Fr Blue/JV/V Bball @ Bosco 4:30/6:00/7:30 B Fr Blue/JV/V Bball @ SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Spring CSF Drive Ash Wednesday MD 4:30/6:00/7:30 Debate UC Berkley Debate UC Berkley B Fr Gold/So Bball vs Bosco Begins 4:30/6:00 AP Exam Registration B Fr Gold/So Bball vs Tourn Tourn G Soccer vs St Joe 3:15 B Soccer vs Bosco 3:15 MD 4:30/6:00 Possible Wrestling AP Exam AP Exam Registration AP Exam G FS/JV/V Bball @ MD G WP @ St Joe 4:00 CIF Registration Spring CSF Drive AP Exam Registration Registration Tues Night @ the Movies, 4:00/5:00/7:00 Valentasia, Balboa Bay Spring CSF Drive Spring CSF Drive B210 7:00 Spring CSF Drive Club 6:00 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Debate UC Berkley Regular Day 7 Regular Day 6 Special Sched Day 5 Regular Day 3 Early Day 2 Possible B Soccer Tourn (Fr 7:40-2:27) LA Religious Ed Possible B Bball CIF CIF Spring CSF Drive Possible B Bball CIF (So/Jr/Sr 8:42-2:27) Congress Youth Day LA Religious Ed Valentines Day Spring CSF Drive Fr Class Officer Elections Mothers Club, St Kilian Congress Possible G Bball CIF Curriculum Mtg 2:45 8:30 Possible G Soccer CIF Tues Night @ the Possible B Bball CIF Possible Wrestling Possible G Bball CIF Possible G WP CIF Ind Div Movies, B210 7:00 Possible B Soccer CIF Possible G Soccer CIF Possible G WP CIF Possible Wrestling Ind Div Spring CSF Drive Spring CSF Drive Spring CSF Drive 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Presidents Day Regular Day 6 Dept Mtg Day 5 Regular Day 2 Early Day 1 MUN Los Alamitos HS Magazine Drive Turn-In Practice SAT/ACT Full School Holiday Day Possible B Soccer Soph Retreat Possible B Bball CIF Exams 8:00 B Track Jog-a-thon Possible B Bball CIF CIF Possible G Soccer Soph Retreat Winter Formal, Gym 8:00 Spring CSF Drive Ends Possible G Bball CIF CIF Possible G Bball CIF Possible B Soccer CIF Possible G Soccer CIF Possible Wrestling Possible G WP CIF Possible G WP CIF Possible Wrestling Masters Tues Night @ the Movies, Masters B210 7:00 27 28 Regular Day 5 January March Possible G WP CIF S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 1 2 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 30 31 27 28 29 30 31 December 2004, January - February, 2005 19 Alumni news Welcome to Our Exciting, First Ever, A All-Alumni Issue of Wings! For the first time ever, we are reaching out to all of our more than 5,000 Santa Margarita Alumni The following pages include: More than 100 Class Updates & Photos Alumni Events Reunion News Alumni Serving in the Military Eagle Alumni Association Scholarship Tradition Alumni Giving Program Lost Alumni List Fun Alumni Mom Get-Togethers Alumni Parent Auxiliary "Lion King" Event And more... The Alumni Office is excited to be able to reach out to all of you ~ We have great ideas about future events including informal class get-togethers, alumni career day for current students, getting our alumni council up and running and so much more! We are proud of our former Eagles and want to hear from you! Send us your comments, suggestions and updates. Contact Michele Papay in the Alumni Office at 949-766-6000 ext. 1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy this very special edition of Wings! 20 www.smhs.org SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Alumni news Fellow SMCHS Alums, My name is Megan (Strader) Meihaus and I am the Development Manager at SMCHS…and a proud graduate of the Class of 1997! This is my second school year back on campus in the Office of Development, Alumni and Public Relations and it has been wonderful to get back in touch with many of you, as well as meet our current Eagle families. Allow me to take a few moments to tell you about the SMCHS of today. A lot has changed in the seven years since I graduated, and our beautiful campus looks better than ever. We now have a state-of-the-art FieldTurf football field, a high-tech production truck for our daily Eagle Television program, an impressive track scoreboard and record monument and a brand new electronic marquee in the front of school. It's exciting to note that all of these new additions have been fully or partially funded by the generosity of our Eagle Family! While there are many new sites on campus, the things I remember most fondly have remained the same. The cheerleaders still do the "8-clap," they still Track Monument have the same chocolate chip cookies at lunch, they still pray twice a day over the loudspeaker and many of our beloved teachers are still here, as enthusiastic as ever. Many of you have been receiving this alumni Wings publication twice a year because you signed up for the FieldTurf Field Eagle Alumni Association upon graduating and paid a $25 lifetime membership fee. However, most of you have not received Wings prior to this issue and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all back to the Eagle community. We have missed you! To date, we have only had the funding to mail this publication to those alumni who have paid the Eagle Alumni Association dues. However, this Christmas we are able to send this issue, our BIGGEST and BEST alumni issue ever, to each and every SMCHS alum! But, we can only continue to do this with your help. Our goal is to receive enough financial support from our alumni to be able to include every alum in the Eagle Alumni Association…for free! This means all alums would receive Wings twice a year, as well as invitations to special alumni events. As we are approaching our 20th anniversary in 2007, we feel we are now at the exciting time when many Electronic Marquee of our alumni are in the position to give back to SMCHS through their time, talent and treasure. We have already received some significant charitable contributions from our alumni and we'd like to thank those of you who have been generous with your support! It is wonderful to see you giving back to your alma mater. There will be many benefits associated with giving to SMCHS, including recognition on the website and in our Annual Report, as well as invitations to exclusive donor events, free admission to the homecoming game and special thank you gifts! Please see the following pages for more information. We hope that you enjoy reading this publication as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Thanks to all of you who provided updates for this record-breaking edition of Wings. We are happy to say that every SMCHS graduating class is represented in this issue in over 100 updates! To those Eagles who we haven't heard from, please continue to keep us updated on your lives. It’s great to see how high our Eagles have soared! ETV Production Truck In Eagle Spirit, Megan (Strader) Meihaus SMCHS Office of Development, Alumni and Public Relations Development Manager 949-766-6078 email@example.com *For those of you who already paid the EAA fee, we will include your $25 in your lifetime giving history to SMCHS and will be sending you a small token of our appreciation. Michele Papay Lauren Bordages Megan Meihaus Claudia Nieves SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL December 2004, January - February, 2005 21
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