2010 Distinguished Alumni Award
Steve Richter ‘75
www.olgchs.org • Winter 2011
Recently, our annual Communion Breakfast
Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to
Steve Richter of the class of 1975. This award
A publication of Our Lady of Good Counsel is given annually to a graduate who has made
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a significant contribution to the community
17301 Old Vic Boulevard at large and to Good Counsel as well. Steve is
Olney, MD 20832 a successful area businessman, whose electrical
240.283.3200 • www.olgchs.org consulting firm, Richter & Associates, is recognized
for its integrity and expertise.In addition to his regular
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL
job, for many years now, Steve has given a great deal of his
time, talent, and treasure to Our Lady of Good Counsel. As the
Arthur Raimo chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Directors, he oversaw
the construction of our new facility in Olney. Since moving in four years ago, he and his
John Yore committee have been actively involved in ensuring that all components of the building
are operating as designed. Steve has rendered invaluable assistance to his Alma Mater,
BOARD OF DIRECTORS and I have depended quite heavily on his leadership and knowledge.
Mr. Hank Deily ‘72 (Chair); Mr. Robert Alesi; Throughout its relatively brief history, Good Counsel has had the good fortune to be able
Mr. Bradlee Bolino ‘71; Mr. Michael Devlin
to call on some very dependable people to help out whenever there was a need. In the
‘77; Mr. Robert Dickman; Mr. Robert Hass;
Ms. Katherine Liola ‘97; Brother Richard early days, dads like Jack McAleer, Joe Hickson and Bill Mogus were only a phone call
Mazza C.F.X.; Mr. Charles J. Morton ‘83; away when volunteers were needed for some major project. Whether it was finding a
Ms. Rita O’Donnell; Brother J. Conal way to add a practice field, lighting the football field or figuring out a way to retrofit the
Owens, C.F.X.; Mr. Arthur Raimo; Mr. Steve building for air conditioning, there was always someone on the long list of volunteers
Richter ‘75; Sister Sharon Slear, SSND; to call. For a number of years now, Good Counsel has been fortunate to have a new
Mrs. Susan Splendido; Mr. Martin Stanislav generation to call upon when help is needed. Men like Steve Richter, his classmate and
‘82; Dr. Patricia A. Thomas ‘93;
last year’s distinguished alum, Dave Higgins,‘75 and Andy McAleer ‘74, are always on
Mrs. Beverly Wharton-Lake
hand when needed. These grads (who are also GC dads), and others like them, have
ADVANCEMENT OFFICE STAFF given so much to our school during my time as president that I can never fully repay
EDITOR, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND PR Alumni involvement and support is crucial to any school’s success, and Good Counsel
Lauren Costello is no exception. It is understandable that not everyone can devote as much of their time
INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT as have Steve, Dave and Andy, but I truly believe many more of you can help in other
Monica Augustyn ways. By supporting the Fund for Good Counsel, you make a tremendous impact on the
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI & PARENT RELATIONS daily lives of our students, faculty and staff. Currently only about 8% of our graduates
Debbie McKinney make an annual gift to the Fund for Good Counsel. While I greatly appreciate each and
ADVANCEMENT MANAGER every one of those gifts, 8% is a pretty low number. A strong alumni giving program
Ali Kelley would be at approximately 20%. Getting to that level will take some time, but I do believe
COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE it is something we can achieve.
Jeanette McCarthy When I took over as president many years ago, a common refrain among alumni was
that the only time they heard from Good Counsel was when they were being asked for
Joe Cabigas money. Good Counsel did not provide many opportunities for alumni participation.
Tom Hilton That certainly is no longer the case. Under the direction first of Lauren Costello’96 and
now Monica Augustyn ’06, GC’s outreach to alumni is better than ever. Whether it’s the
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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Steve Dean Golf Tournament, the reunion weekend activities, the Hall of Fame Reception,
a football game, a play or a concert—the opportunities for alumni to get involved are
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Today, as I write one of my final letters as president of Good Counsel, one of the most
important goals for me to accomplish during my last few months here is to increase
alumni giving in GC’s Annual Giving campaign.You can help me do that by giving what
FRONT COVER: you can. I know the economy is tough, but you don’t have to donate a fortune—just give
Pictured on the cover is Steve at whatever level you can. Five dollars…or five thousand, all gifts are greatly appreciated.
Richter ‘75, recipient of this year’s By doing so, you will enable Good Counsel’s new leadership to continue to provide a
Distinguished Alumni Award. first-rate Xaverian inspired, Catholic secondary education to hundreds of students in the
Archdiocese of Washington.
It doesn’t matter how much you give—
Arthur Raimo it matters that you simply give.
The spiritual soul of Good Counsel is a priority that is manifested in
all we do. Our Xaverian and Christian values are central to the
environment at our school and are evident in all our interactions.
Our students and staff are very positive and supportive of one
another -- it is great to see such an encouraging atmosphere.
I am hopeful that the sense of pride we feel at our school will
continue to internalize the realization in each of us that we
are called to an even higher standard. This will continue
to be evident, in part, through our zeal and our compassion.
—John Yore, Principal
IN THIS ISSUE
2010 Distinguished Alumni Award 2
The Talon Continues... 14
Memorial Mass & Cross Dedication 20
On Campus 1
& Distinguished Alumni Award
Good Counsel hosted its annual Communion Breakfast and Distinguished Alumni Award on December 6, 2010. The Award allows
Good Counsel the opportunity to recognize a distinguished alumnus/alumnae whose life personifies the spirit and values that
Our Lady of Good Counsel seeks to instill in its students.The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumnae Award honors those who demonstrate
a commitment to faith, service, and Good Counsel; who have achieved professional success; and who have made significant
contributions to society through leadership, volunteerism, and philanthropy.
ur Second Annual Distinguished Alumni Award
recipient is Steve Richter ’75. After graduating from
Good Counsel, he attended Catholic University where
he earned a degree in electrical Engineering. Upon graduating
from CUA, Steve took a job with Pepco. After ten years at Pepco,
Steve founded Richter & Associates, Inc., a utility engineering
firm. This year, he is celebrating his 22nd year in business.
Steve has served as a coach at St. Jude, St. Peters, the Olney
Boys and Girls Club, and the Olney Soccer Club. His coaching
activities have included baseball, football, basketball and soccer.
He is a past President of the Silver Spring Boys and Girls Club.
Steve is currently serving on a Montgomery County committee,
chaired by County Executive Ike Leggett, that is looking into
reliability and performance issues with Pepco.
At Good Counsel, Steve is serving his third term as a Board He credits many faculty members for inspiring him as a student
Member, and is the Chair of the GC Plant Committee. He also at GC. “I was always so impressed by the spirit, pride, love and
serves as the Class Representative for his 1975 class; has been dedication of the faculty and staff. I have many vivid memories
an active participant in Career Day at Good Counsel; and is a of things that happened during my time at Good Counsel that
generous donor to the Annual Fund and the Capital Campaign. have always stayed with me.”
As a student at GC in the early Some of these memories include faculty members such as Barry
1970’s, Steve played three Trick, Don Dalphonse and Tom Kolar. “Tom was my football
sports—wrestling, football, and coach. His coaching philosophy was more about building
basketball, was a member of character rather than the game itself. While Tom was interested
the National Honor Society, and in winning he was more interested in developing the individual.”
participated in the Drama Club.
Little did Steve realize that his Having two of his three children graduate from GC (Stephen ’04
involvement with Good Counsel and Caroline ’09—Kathryn graduated from Holy Cross ’06),
would continue into the new Steve says, “I see the same thing today.The relationships and the
millennium. mutual respect between the students and the faculty and staff
are still here as it was 35 years ago.There is a family culture at
Steve’s legacy of service to our school began while he was a the school—a selfless willingness of faculty and staff to help
National Honor Society student at Good Counsel. The NHS students—which makes Good Counsel such a special place.”
students were required to tutor other students. In doing so,
Steve said, “it allowed me to help the underclassmen and to As with many of our alumni, Steve’s junior retreat was also an
appreciate the needs of others.” important event that left a lasting impression on him.
2 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Steve Richer and family gather after the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award: (l to r) mother-in-law Joan O’Boyle,
wife Maureen (O’Boyle) Richter, Steve Richter ‘75 and son Steve Richter ‘04.
Reflecting on the experience, Steve admits that “as a kid, my Giving back is an understatement. When GC moved to its
friends and I looked at retreat as an opportunity to take a few beautiful new campus almost four years ago, most people
days off from school. But the experience had an incredible assumed that the building related issues would be over for the
impact on me. The retreat brought a group of people together foreseeable future.That certainly was not the case. New systems
who were very different from each other, but in the end, we had to be balanced and adjusted, a punch list of unfinished items
realized just how similar we all are.” had to be completed by the general contractor, and a host of
unanticipated issues arose. Steve and his committee were
Along with the Xaverian teachings that emphasizes the value present to assist our maintenance staff deal with all of them.
of community service and the benefit of giving, Steve notes Getting the HVAC system to function properly, determining why
that people like Joe Hickson, Jack McAleer and Bill Mogus left a a section of the building was not receiving enough electrical
significant impression on him. These men, who were generous service, dealing with a subcontractor to address deficiencies in
volunteers with their time and talents for the well-being of the track, tracing the source of an unsavory odor on the third
Good Counsel, were a great inspiration to him. “Those men floor—these are just a few of the issues in which Steve helped
did whatever was necessary,” said Steve, “I respected them for us find solutions. Recently, he negotiated an energy contract
simply giving their time.” that will save Good Counsel approximately $50,000 per year
on the electric bill.
Some events at GC were serendipitous, such as when Steve
volunteered as a senior to help with the Holy Cross Powder Puff Many may recognize Steve Richter for his other “job” at our
game which was being held on the Good Counsel field. Steve’s school. Steve attends every football game, wearing a bright vest
altruism was already evident, as he immediately accepted the or jacket, holding an orange flag, driving one of the Gators and
invitation from the Holy Cross seniors to referee their game! orchestrating the parking for GC football games. And although
The senior girls paraded their cars down Amherst Avenue and this role is his most recognizable, what you may not realize is
through the back campus gates. After Steve closed the gates he that directing parking at Good Counsel requires the skill of an
was offered a ride by the driver of the last car, and by accepting air-traffic controller! Steve insists he likes his role as the GC
that offer, his life was forever changed.The girl that was driving, parking coordinator. “I enjoy knowing that parking worries are
was his future wife Maureen. taken care of for our fans,” explained Steve. “This allows the GC
students and families to safely get around and enjoy the game.”
Steve attributes his four years at GC as a catalyst to his
willingness to serve Good Counsel today. “I believe that if I can The Good Counsel experience—its mission, tradition and
help someone have a better day or make someplace a better legacy—were transformative to Steve Richter. Today, Steve
place to be, either by providing financial support or with a little continues to uphold these values in his own life. When asked
effort, than I have the responsibility to do so,” Steve said. “I am why he commits himself to serving the GC community, Steve
very fortunate to have a wonderful family and a great job. simply states, “Because it’s the right thing to do.” Steve Richter
Because of these blessings, I feel the right thing to do is to is much more than a volunteer. His abiding devotion to Good
give back to the community.” Counsel and his extensive service to our school is a gift that
Good Counsel will be forever grateful.
www.olgchs.org DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI 3
The National Merit Scholarship NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Program is an academic Semi-Finalist: Christopher Melendez and Katherine Ziebarth
competition for recognition NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
and scholarships.This year Semi-Finalist: Gianna Ceophas and Jeremy White
Good Counsel is proud to
recognize the following seniors NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Christopher Melendez; Nicholas Mitrioni and Daniel Pacious
for their academic achievements:
COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2011 NATIONAL MERIT PROGRAM
Congratulations to all of our Nicole Anastassopoulos,Timothy Bergman, Gianna Ceophas, Christine Crider, Zachary DeGraba,
students and their strong James Fangmeyer, Danielle Gillespie, Joel Hanson, Christopher Kiang, Katelyn McCartin,
academic commitment! Colleen Phillips, William Redmond, Sean Stafford, Jeremy White, and Anna Whittaker
In The Big City,
There Still is
In the fall, Good Counsel’s Service Learning class
traveled to New York City and visited the United
Nations building. Service Learning at Good Counsel
is a class that has students combining Catholic social teachings
with community service. Catie Donovan, a student in the
Service Learning class described the importance of the trip:
“Touring the United Nations building was a great way to show
the students social justice issues in the world, giving us a visual
and hands-on experience.”
In gaining more information, the students would apply the goals
Throughout their tour, students viewed many exhibits that to their global solidarity portfolios, where they track a country’s
touched on the face of poverty, gave an overview of the 192 status on achieving these goals.
United Nations member states,
and educated students about “The biggest part of the trip that stuck with me was the
the Millennium Development artwork and photographs created by the people of the UN
Goals. The eight Millennium member states,” said Catie. “The artwork displayed iconic
Development Goals—goals symbols of peace and diversity, which showed the numerous
which range from halving ways to promote global peace.”
extreme poverty to halting
the spread of HIV/AIDS, and The overall trip was a great learning experience for all the
providing universal primary students and opened their eyes to the issues of the world.
education, all by 2015—form Learning about the Millennium Development Goals gave the
a blueprint agreed to by all the students a sense of satisfaction that the UN is taking action to
world’s countries and leading provide help to those most in need, and makes them realize that
development institutions. their own efforts given in service, will help the world as well.
4 ON CAMPUS Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
2010 Theodore James Ryken Award
Presented to Theresa Smith and Art Raimo
Each year on the feast of St. Francis Xavier, the Xaverian Brothers ministry of
and their lay colleagues throughout the world gather to Education. The work
prayerfully remember and celebrate our patron, whose zeal for he does daily, the
souls and dedication to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ was example he sets
the inspiration for Theodore James Ryken, the founder of the unfailingly, and the
Xaverian Brothers. Ryken would certainly be pleased that today faith he lives every day
there are thirteen high schools in the United States sponsored by all speak to this zeal. He is a
his Xaverian Brothers, and that his vision is carried on today by true educator focused on the
so many dedicated men and women who devote themselves to student. In the introduction to the life of Theodore James Ryken
the thousands of students in these schools. it states: Although each person’s calls from God are unique,
some are called in every age to lives of special service to God
The Ryken Award is given every year by each Xaverian Brothers through service to God’s people. There are those whom a
Sponsored School to a member of its faculty or staff who strives bright star leads unerringly through the deserts to Bethlehem
to proclaim the Gospel; to participate in the school’s community where they find their God. Good Counsel is most fortunate
of faith and nurture members of its community; to be committed that Art Raimo saw that bright star leading him here, and he
to academic excellence and recognize the talents of individuals; has dutifully fulfilled God’s call to the ministry of education.
to recognize the importance of educating the whole person; and —Mr. Pat Bates, longtime friend and colleague of Mr. Raimo
to fulfill the Gospel call to peace and justice.This year, however,
the award was presented to two very deserving candidates, Theresa Smith, Math Teacher and Cross Country Assistant Coach
Ms.Theresa Smith and Mr.Art Raimo.
Theresa Smith has a seemingly infinite patience, persistent
compassion and unconditional love for each person she
Art Raimo, President
encounters. I can honestly claim that her example has made
Art Raimo doesn’t just talk the talk about Xaverian values, me strive to be a better person. In each of our lives, if we
but rather he jumps in to lead the way. He rarely misses going are fortunate, we encounter those special individuals whose
on junior retreat, he has served at S.O.M.E., he has built houses inner light and love shines brightly on everyone around
in Pulaski, VA for the Habitat for Humanity and he has them, making each of us better people for the experience,
traveled to Camden, NJ to work with the poor. However, he setting the strongest example of caring and compassion. She
truly exemplifies all five of the Xaverian Values. The one is someone that God placed here on earth to remind us of
most easily recognized is zeal. The Xaverian Brothers define His love and to help push us all to be better at whatever we
zeal this way: as the single-minded devotion to, the ardent are doing”.
enthusiasm for, and the intense drive to fulfill the Church’s
—Mr.Tom Arnold, friend, colleague and Cross Country head coach
Honoring Years of Service
Each year, Good Counsel recognizes the members of our faculty and 20 years of service:
staff for their years of service. This year, GC honors the following Steven Ghent and Margaret Weidner
for their dedication and commitment to our school: 15 years of service:
Gail Donahue, Marybeth Milcetich
45 years of service: and Alicia Welker
10 years of service:
Jennifer Cabigas, Chuck Ehrman,
Nicole Haight, Charles Hoag,
Mark Pipta and Leslie Young
5 years of service:
Jill Kasprzak, Nahashon Mutiga
35 years of service: 25 years of service: and Stan Spottswood
Mark Jankovitz Jorge Gonzalez, Candace Horman
and Barry Gross
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Receives a Standing Ovation
The Good Counsel Fine Arts Department presented
The Foreigner which is the side-splitting
comedy about Charlie, a pathologically
boring individual, who is overcome
with fear at the thought of making
conversation with strangers. So his
friend decides to tell everyone that
Charlie is from an exotic foreign
country and speaks no English.
Once alone, the fun really begins,
as Charlie overhears more than was
expected—the evil plans of a sinister,
two-faced minister and his redneck
associate; and many other damaging
revelations made with the thought that
Charlie doesn't understand a word being said.
Charlie fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and
sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go
uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys”
emerge triumphant.The results are an inspired comic romp
and a beautiful lesson about love and acceptance.
The productions were presented at Rockville High School
during the weekends October 29, 2010 to November 7, 2010.
Kiera Muckenhirn who played Charlie Baker said, “This was a
challenging part because Charlie is depressed and boring, but
he’s also funny. It was exciting to be in a show where we’re
telling a wonderful story about characters, but also making
people laugh at things that are very serious.”
The Foreigner, which was directed by Andrew Pecoraro,
involved over fifty students. These students were responsible
for every facet of the show, from the two casts, lights, sound,
makeup, set design and stage management. The result was
magic. Hundreds of parents, students, staff and members of
the community came out to enjoy the show.
Along with many other productions put on by Good Counsel’s
Fine Arts Department, The Foreigner has earned a spot on the
list of successful comedies.
6 ON CAMPUS
Mothers’ Club Events
Continue to Grow As Each Month Passes!
s the class of 2010 graduated last May and the school year Laura Fangmeyer, truly exemplifies this mission by dedicating
A ended, the Mothers’ Club members did not waste any
time planning the 2010-2011 calendar of events. Through
the leadership of Senior Co-Chairs Georgia Sotiriou and Colleen
her time and efforts each year to make the St. Michael’s
Christmas Service Project a continual success. Each year, Good
Counsel families help to meet much of the wants and needs of
Copeland, the Mothers’ Club has continued to make each the children at the impoverished parish. “The gifts donated by
event more successful than the next, with the assistance of the the Good Counsel Community were the only gifts many of
Communications Chair, Michelle Moore, and the class liaisons. these children received last Christmas.The families were over-
whelmed by the generosity of our Good Counsel families,”
The year kicked off with the annual Wine and Cheese Night in Laura Fangmeyer explained. Almost half of the students at
early September. With the sun setting on the North End of the St. Michael’s are below poverty line; thus, making this a devo-
building, Good Counsel moms came together for an evening tion of the Mothers’ Club and the Good Counsel community to
full of appetizers and wine, while Georgia Sotiriou discussed provide and donate during the Christmas season.
the upcoming events.
As the Mothers’ Club continues with the many upcoming
Following the Wine and Cheese Night, class liaisons hosted a events, they have teamed up with the Fathers’ Club for the
social for the moms in each relative grade, while assisting with Super Bowl Squares Party on Friday, February 4, 2011! Although
the annual Mothers’ Club events such as Bunco Night, and the Mother Nature decided to give the Washington D.C. area be-
Vendor Show. In the midst of all of the action, the Mothers’ tween 20 - 40 inches of snow last February, therefore, forcing
Club decorated the Litton Gym for the 5th Annual Bull Roast the Super Bowl Squares Party to be cancelled, the Mothers’
in October, as well as getting into the holiday spirit by and Fathers’ Clubs are determined to try it again! Super Bowl
decorating the Good Counsel facility for the Christmas season. Squares are sold at all GC athletic games and the party is
Pat Culpepper, Cindy Fullterton, Bonnie Watson, and other promised to be a great time.
Mothers’ Club volunteers spent two days decorating the
hallways and the administrative offices, adorning the Senior Co-Chair, Georgia Sotiriou, has been involved with the
magnificent tree in the main entrance, and adding their Mothers’ Club for five years and describes her experience:
festive touches in the Gallery. Good Counsel students, faculty
and staff were awestruck by the beautiful decorations and The year thus far has been tremendous! The more the
cheerful atmosphere when they returned to school from merrier has been the theme this year working alongside
Thanksgiving Break. great co-chairs, Colleen Copeland, Patti Copley and Michelle
Moore. As Senior Co-Chair, I deeply appreciate the hard work
The mission of the Mothers’ Club is to foster service-oriented and enthusiasm the class liaisons, volunteers, supporters and
opportunities to GC parents, providing a model of Christian administration of GC has given to the Mothers’ Club this
actions and behaviors to their children. Longtime parent, year! We hope to continue the same enthusiasm in 2011.
ON CAMPUS 7
FALCONS CAPTURE BACK-TO-BACK
WCAC CHAMPIONSHIP WINS
by Roger Rosenblatt
It was up to the 2010 Good Counsel Football Team GC’s defense was
to prove that last year’s championship was no dominant down
fluke. At the end of the 2010 WCAC Championship the stretch, only
game against DeMatha, Good Counsel had showed their allowing 3 points
determination and beat DeMatha with a score of 42-3 to total over the last
bring home their rightfully deserved title. Getting to this point three games.
though, was not without challenges, but the Falcons overcame Carson Ingle ’11,
adversity and emerged victorious. Roderick Chungong
’12, and Joe
By the end of the season, the Falcons were a football juggernaut. Rosenblatt ’11
The unprecedented and dominant performance of the 2010 anchored the
Falcons in the WCAC Playoffs will be something to remember defensive line, with
for a long time. For the season, Good Counsel finished with a Ryan Watson ’12,
10-2 record, outscoring their opponents 449-140. However, it Mike Madaras ’12,
was in the WCAC playoffs where the Falcons flew their highest, and Pat Walsh ’11 sharing nose tackle duties. Vince Croce ’11
defeating Gonzaga and DeMatha by a combined score of 86-3. led the linebackers, accompanied by Mike Jefferson ’11 (4
Signature wins during the regular season included two 4th interceptions), Marcel Ngachie ’13 and Reggie McGee ’13.
quarter comebacks, at St. Xavier 21-6 in Cincinnati (nationally Most teams avoided throwing in Countess’s direction, and the
televised on ESPN), and at Gonzaga 50-38, fueled by a game secondary was filled out by Kendall Fuller ’13, Kirk Garner ’13,
changing fake punt when quarterback, Zach Dancel ’11 flipped Diggs (led team with 5 interceptions), and Dancel. Stefon
the ball to Kyle Hamby ’11. The Falcons success was an entire Colbert ’13 and CJ Jones ’13 also contributed quality minutes.
team effort: offense, defense, and special teams.
The special teams were outstanding all season (4 TDs) and
played a huge role in the 50-38 win over Gonzaga (2 forced
fumbles and a fake punt). By the end of the season, many
players received recognition for their outstanding achieve-
ments– Stefon Diggs (Offense 1st Team All-Met and WCAC 1st
Team); Kyle Hamby (Offense Honorable Mention All-Met and
WCAC 1st team); Ryan Watson (Offense Honorable Mention
All-Met and WCAC 3rd Team); Patrick Walsh (Offense Honorable
Mention All-Met and WCAC 1st Team); Mike Madaras (Offense
Honorable Mention All-Met and WCAC 1st Team); Vince Croce
(Defense Player of the Year All-Met and WCAC 1st Team);
Roderick Chungong (Defense Honorable Mention All-Met and
WCAC Honorable Mention); Carson Ingle (Defense Honorable
Mention All-Met and WCAC 1st Team);Vince Croce and Blake
GC’s offense really flourished the second half of the season, Countess (WCAC 1st Team); Pete Sotiriou, Wes Brown, Zach
scoring an average of 43 points a game. Wes Brown averaged Dancel (Quarterback Honorable Mention All-Met), Carl Green,
143 yards-per-game, highlighted by a 236-yard performance in and Kendall Fuller (WCAC 2nd Team); Steve Snyder, Ryan
the playoffs. Dorian O’Daniel ’13 contributed 564 yards on the Watson, Joe Rosenblatt, Mike Jefferson, and Kirk Garner
ground, and Stefon Diggs ’12 averaged a hefty 11.2 yards and (WCAC 3rd Team); Steve Copley, Marcel Ngachie, Dorian
42 carry on attempts. Drew Stefanelli ’12 and Mike Jefferson O’Daniel, and Drew Stefanelli (WCAC Honorable Mention).
’11 shared fullback responsibilities and had over 300 yards.
Quarterback, Zach Dancel was effective in delivering the Next year looks promising for the Falcons but they will surely
ball to his playmaker receivers, but his running attack during miss the extremely successful senior class players, including
the championship game was unstoppable. Blake Countess Ben Harvey, Stephen Copley, Devin Cassidy, Joe Kerner, Jeremey
contributed over 300 yards receiving, while Diggs generated White, and Inder Takhar. Thank you for your championship
1300 yards of total offense, scored 23 touchdowns, and led the leadership!
team in highlight plays.
8 ATHLETICS Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Girls Soccer Takes Home
Another WCAC Championship
When the season ended for Girls’ Soccer, they carried the
record of 18-2-3 and another WCAC Championship title. In the
beginning of the season, the team set their goals and worked
hard on executing the tactical plans of the coaching staff.
They had nine returning starters and an influx of excellent
In their pre-season, the team experienced injuries to four key
players; which had them scrambling to find an experienced
goalkeeper and moving players around to play different From the start of the game, Good Counsel pressed O’Connell
positions than intended. Coach Bruno finally found a goalie all over the field and made several penetrations deep into their
in Gillian “Boo” Abshire, who was up to the challenge and came defense. In the 13th minute, senior Kerry Mueller laid off a pass
back to soccer after a four year hiatus. to Jessica Daly, who slotted the ball pass the keeper and into
the far post. O’Connell fought hard but failed to mount many
The soccer team started out strong with a 6-2 victory over offensive opportunities for the rest of the game. Good Counsel
PVI, and despite some more injuries they were undefeated in had 12 shots on goal to O’Connell’s one shot, but Good Counsel
September.The team then visited Ireton where they took home failed to convert on several great scoring chances. One observer
a win with the score of 3-0.They went on to play well for the said that Midge Purce and Imani Dorsey were “terrorizing their
next 2 weeks only to lose a close 1-0 defeat at St. John’s and a defense.” In the second half, Coach Bruno switched out goalies
3-0 loss at O’Connell. After these losses, Coach Bruno decided and put in goalkeeper, Megan Hinz.The game ended with the
to move people around in positions and try to regain the teams’ score of 1-0 and Good Counsel won the 2010 WCAC
composure for their upcoming games.The team went on to face Championships for the second year in a row.
McDonogh, ranked the #5 team in the nation. At that game, the
team had to face their opponent without Hollie Byer, an anchor Five of the six playoff goals came from the seniors on the team.
on the defensive mid position. Good Counsel’s season turned “These girls stepped up and led the way to their final two week
around at this game, as they defeated McDonogh with a score route to back-to-back WCAC titles,” said Coach Bruno. Along
of 3-2 on their home field. “It was one of the most exciting with a championship, many players this year were recognized
games that I have ever coached,” said Coach Jim Bruno. for their athletic achievements– Midge Purce (1st team All-Met,
WCAC Player of the Year, WCAC 1st Team); Imani Dorsey (2nd
In the team’s last eight games, they were 7-0-1 and were primed Team All-Met and WCAC 2nd Team); Jordyn Brock (Honorable
for the playoffs.They defeated PVI with a score of 1-0 and Mention All-Met and WCAC 3rd Team); Alexis Prada (Honorable
crushed Seton 4-0 in the semi-finals.This set up the team’s third Mention All-Met and WCAC 1st Team); Hollie Byer ( WCAC 2nd
meeting with O’Connell in the WCAC Championships. The Team); Kerry Mueller ( WCAC 3rd Team); Jessica Daly (WCAC
team was confident going into this match; they were playing 3rd Team); Karli Cirvoski, Katelyn Engen, and Michelle
their best soccer of the year. Procaccini (WCAC Honorable Mention).
Volleyball Collects its Fifth Straight WCAC Title
and Third Straight MD/DC Championship
Good Counsel Girls’ Volleyball captured their fifth The program finished the year ranked #5 in the Washington
straight WCAC title and third straight MD/DC Private School Post, #1 in The Gazette, and had numerous players
Championship this season. When it came time for the WCAC acknowledged for their individual efforts during the season
championship game, the team was ready to go. Continuing including: Meagan Donohue–WCAC Player of the Year,
their WCAC prowess, they had a match-winning streak to 95 WCAC 1st Team, 1st Team All-Gazette, 1st Team All-Met and
over Bishop O'Connell High School. "We played the worst Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention; Stephanie
volleyball in that first set, but the athletes knew what they Minite–1st Team All-Gazette and 1st Team WCAC; Francesca
had to do and they came out with a vengeance,” said Coach Emanuele–1st Team All-Gazette and 2nd Team WCAC;
Kart on the WCAC Championship game. From the start of the Jennifer Morrissey–2nd Team All-Gazette and 1st Team WCAC;
second game, the team never trailed and wrapped up their Maeve Drummey–2nd Team All-Gazette and 1st Team WCAC;
fifth championship in six years. Ashley Dumont and Alyse Ponchione–3rd Team WCAC; and
Lenka Malec–Honorable Mention WCAC.
For this powerhouse team, charging through the WCAC was
not enough. Starting the MD/DC Private School tournament, For Coach Karen Kart and her players, their very exciting
the team blazed through the first two rounds without dropping season was just the icing on the cake.The best part of the
a set. Good Counsel proved for the third year in a row that season was watching their team grow together and mentor
they are the best private school volleyball team in Maryland each other. Coach Kart knows that her players’ hard work
by defeating Mount de Sales Academy, in a four set thriller. ethic and dedication will leave a legacy.
Even though the team is losing a few seniors, these girls will
leave with their head held high knowing that they have never
lost a match to a WCAC opponent. For the whole year, the
varsity program only dropped three sets in their undefeated
run, but no WCAC team took more than one game from them all
season.The core of the program consisted of Alyse Ponchione
and Meagan Donohoe on the outside, Francesca Emanuele and
Ashley Dumont in the middle, Jennifer Morrissey as the setter
and Stephanie Minite and Lenka Malec on defense.
GIRLS TENNIS CROSS COUNTRY
The 2010 Good Counsel Girls The Good Counsel Cross
Varsity Tennis Team began its Country Team showed off their
season with six of their nine hard work and dedication this
openings vacant, but with season. The boys placed 2nd
the girls displaying their in the WCAC and 1st in the
dedication and energy that Maryland Private School
ATHLETIC SEASON WRAP-UP
continues to characterize Championships. They had an
them, they readily accepted overall winning record of 91%
the challenge. Captains and were stacked with many
(and seniors) Kelly Alpert veteran runners including,
and Tori Dec, seniors Shaina Martinez, Paige Malengo, Jack Riley, who received Honorable Mention All-Met,
Catie Donovan and junior Sarah Fitzenreiter, moved up Allen Meringolo, and Mike Fitzgerald.The future for
in order of strength and played in positions that were Boys’ Cross Country looks nice, since all seven runners
more difficult than last year. All were successful. Seniors will be returning next season. Girls’ Cross-Country also
Rebecca Romig and Darian Hanrahan also moved up had a very rewarding season and placed 2nd in the
from the practice squad to varsity and made equally WCAC and 2nd in the state meet.They improved greatly
successful contributions. At the WCAC Championships, from last year and had strong senior leaders this season,
junior Olivia Hogan demonstrated again, why she has including Erin Britt.The team also has some young
become the backbone of the team. For the second year powerhouses that will help them towards future
in a row, the All-Met 1st Team selected Olivia. She also victories: Sophie Bean, Lindsay Braviak, and Cassidy
made it to the finals for #1 Singles and #1 Doubles with Burke.All runners have improved, and Coach Tom
her partner Kelly Alpert. These results, coupled with Arnold is excited for what comes next year.
first round milestone wins by Kelly Alpert (#3 Singles)
and Sarah Fitzenreiter (#4 Singles), allowed Good FIELD HOCKEY
Counsel to come in 5th in the overall WCAC
The 2010 season proved to
Conference, an improvement from last year. Seven
bear the fruits of the rebuilding
seniors will be graduating and will put the team in
efforts of Coach Theda Bagdon.
an even bigger hole for next year, but based on the
The GC Field Hockey program,
amazing camaraderie and fighting spirit displayed by
has ratcheted, once again, into
everyone, the 2011 Girls Varsity Tennis Team will
a powerhouse.This year’s
definitely be up to the task.
squad was brimming with
athletes gifted with speed
BOYS SOCCER and agility, allowing them to
This year, Good Counsel’s successfully compete early in
Varsity Soccer completed its the preseason with formidable teams throughout the
most successful season with region. As the weeks progressed, many began to take
head coach, Julio Zarate. notice that the Lady Falcons could be on their way to a
Expectations for boys’ soccer championship win.With the athletic prowess of seniors,
were low, due to the loss of Kelly Lechner, Carly Meekins, Kelsey Mirkin, Caileigh
eight "starting" players. Sindall, Brigid Smith and Morgan Stephens, and juniors,
However, the league was not Mary Plotas, and Tori Cerney the GC girls seemed
prepared to find a team that unstoppable. However, the cohesiveness of the entire
played with so much heart team proved to be the key to success. Facing rival Holy
every game! The Falcons refused to quit and worked Cross on their home field in their first season matchup,
together as a team all season to overcome injuries and the GC squad brought home a decisive win; however,
other obstacles.The team finished 3rd in the WCAC the Tartans came ready to reclaim their ranking, and
with a 10-3-5 record, conceding only 19 goals. The beat the Falcons at their second meeting on GC turf.
Falcons advanced to the WCAC quarterfinals defeating The championship game proved that the Tartans were
Bishop O'Connell 1-0. Unfortunately, at the semi-finals not ready to give up their WCAC title, as they clinched
against Gonzaga, the Falcons lost and their season the win. Much recognition was bestowed on the team,
ended; however, six players received WCAC All- including Coach Theda (WCAC Coach of the Year) and
Conference awards and one received All-Met Honors. players: Mary Plotas (WCAC Player of the Year,WCAC
Jeff Byrnes and Kevin Britt (WCAC 2nd Team); 1st Team and 2nd Team All-Met); Brigid Smith (WCAC
Rick Saway (WCAC 3rd Team); and Joshua Settlemire, 1st Team); Carly Meekins (WCAC 1st team); Kelly
Brian Saway, Nicholas Chaconas (Honorable Mentions), Lechner (WCAC 2nd Team); and Morgan Stephens
and Jeff Byrnes (All-Met Honorable Mention). (WCAC 2nd Team).
2010-2011 Fund for Good Counsel Update:
A Rich Tradition – A Legacy to Uphold
The 2010-2011 Fund for Good Counsel is well underway. The following is a partial list of employers with Matching
Support Good Counsel’s legacy of excellence by helping Gift programs:
us achieve our goal!
Adobe Systems McKee Nelson LLP
Ameriprise Financial Merrill Lynch
Currently, the Annual Fund has achieved 50% of the goal,
Annheuser Busch Microsoft
totaling $320,000, and we need your help reaching our goal
of $640,000 in unrestricted funds. Currently, there is a $1,200 Bank of America Morgan Stanley
gap between tuition and the cost of educating each student at Boeing Noblis
Good Counsel. By making your gift today, you will enable us Capital One Northrup Grumman
to continue providing an excellent Catholic education to all Citi Foundation Och-Ziff Capital Management
of our students, and offer $1.2 million dollars in financial aid Citizens Financial Group Group
to families with need. Choice Hotels International Pfizer
Clark Construction Raytheon
Make your Annual Fund Gift via mail, or online by going Eli Lilly and Company Sallie Mae
to the GC homepage (www.olgchs.org) and clicking on Entergy Scitor Corporation
“Support GC”. ExxonMobil Sprint Nextel
Fannie Mae Sun Trust
Other Ways to Give Freddie Mac T. Rowe Price
Although the most common gift to the Fund for Good Counsel Friedman, Billings & Ramsey Texas Instruments
is a direct donation, you may also give a gift of stock, or give Gannett Foundation Textron
Gen Corp Foundation The New York Times
through a Matching Gift program at your place of employment.
General Electric Foundation
GlaxoSmithKline The Washington Post
Gifts of Stock
Google Time Warner Cable
Gifts of appreciated stock normally offer a two-fold tax saving. UBS Financial Services
The donor not only receives a charitable gift tax reduction for United Technologies
Johnston, Lemon & Co.
the fair market value of the security, but also avoids the capital Verizon
gains tax on the appreciation.The transfer can be initiated by the Wachovia
donor’s broker and can be accomplished through an electronic WellPoint
transfer. The value of your gift will be the average of the high LaSalle Hotel Properties Wells Fargo
and the low trading prices on the official date of your gift. Con- Lincoln Financial Wiley Rein LLC
tact the Advancement office for the school's routing and account Marsh McLennan Xerox
Does your company have a Matching Gift Program? Please contact the Advancement office for a full list of Matching
Your gift can be doubled or tripled if you or your spouse’s Gift programs.
employer matches charitable donations. Please contact your
Human Resource department to ask whether yours is a Questions? Contact Lauren Costello in the Advancement
participating matching gift company. If so, simply request office at email@example.com or (240) 283-3218.
a Matching Gift form, complete, and forward it to the
12 DEVELOPMENT Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Community Leaders Recognized at
Annual St. Francis Xavier Society Event
ver 100 guests attended this year’s donor recognition In closing, Art Raimo recognized those people whose
O event where two special awards were presented:
the 1958 Cornerstone Award and the Our Lady Award.
The Our Lady honoree, Good Counsel parent Sharon Duffy,
contributions of talent and treasure have had a significant
impact on our school: “Without their generosity, Good Counsel
would be unable to offer such a wide variety of programs and
was recognized for outstanding volunteer leadership. The activities to our students.”
Cornerstone recipients, Good Counsel parents Bernie and
Connie Dancel, were recognized for tremendous generosity
to the school.
To honor the awardees, President Art Raimo spoke about their
contributions to Good Counsel. Among other volunteer work,
Sharon Duffy has served as the Grand Celebration Chair for the
past two years, and graciously volunteered again this year. Under
her leadership, the Grand Celebration has grown each year in
net profit, and just as importantly, everyone has had a wonderful
evening! Her organization, creativity, and spirit have made this
event a continued success for the school, and we are grateful for
her talent and support. Sharon was honored at the event among
many family and friends, including her husband Chris, daughter
Morgan ’09, and son Griffin ’14.
The Dancel Family & Friends (from l to r): Steve Brown, Nikki Shields,
Scott Curtin, Kristen Curtin, Tony Dancel, Chris and Cary Magnolia,
Connie and Bernie Dancel, Eileen Powell, Breanne Dancel, David Powell,
Sherry Spiker, Wes Brown, Mary Alice Schneider and Zach Dancel.
John DuFief, Sr. P’76 and
The Duffy Family & Friends (from l to r): Eamonn and Sam Reilly,
Chris, Griffin, Morgan and Sharon Duffy, and Ellen Burns. Pete Wilson ‘83, P‘13, ’14
and Bob Clark ‘66.
The Cornerstone recipients, Bernie and Connie Dancel, were
recognized for their thoughtful generosity to the school. The
Dancels have been supporters of the school each year since
their first son Zach ’11 entered Good Counsel in 2007. In 2009,
they fully funded the construction of a turf field in the stadium.
In his remarks, Art Raimo recognized how the addition of Dancel
Field has impacted the entire Athletic Program, allowing more Melissa (faculty member) and
teams to practice and play games due to the durability of the Paul Huey-Burns, P’08, ’13.
field, and saving the school significant costs in utilities. The
Dancels were recognized at the Reception in the company of
many loved ones, including sons Zach ’11 and Anthony ’12.
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35 Years Later…The Talon Continues
“[The Talon] was distributed in Friday morning Community This timely, no-frills school paper was often seen as an
to everyone. In fact, I used to hand-carry them to every entertaining appeal to Good Counsel students during the 1970’s.
homeroom and enjoyed seeing the eagerness of students to The creative nature of The Talon writers was open for
get their hands on the week’s edition.” expansion and experimentation under the guidance of the
Editor-in-Chief, thus, the style and format was able to change
Ralph Chite, a 1975 Good Counsel graduate, recalls working for this flexible publication based upon the Editor-in-Chief’s
on The Talon, the Good Counsel student newspaper, and his decisions. However, during Ralph’s term, The Talon devoted
responsibilities of being the Editor-in-Chief from January regular features to a weekly trivia quiz with prizes, a “senior
1973 – June 1975. sketch,” which highlighted the life and times of a senior, popular
music reviews, letters to the editor, and much more.
Even as we begin a new year, 2011, Good Counsel students
remain excited to receive their issue of The Talon; however,
Talon Staff (l to r): News Editor, Joe Zanger; Features, John Mooney;
times have changed in the development of the paper.
Editor-in-chief, Ralph Chite; and Sports Editor, Jorge Lopez.
Photo taken from the 1973 GC Yearbook.
When Ralph was a student, The Talon was “affectionately And what would a Good Counsel newspaper be without
referred to as a ‘rag’ instead of a newspaper,” because it was some write-ups on the Falcon athletics?
printed on mimeograph paper. It made the production on the
There was full coverage of the previous week’s school football,
paper quite challenging because unlike computers where a
basketball and baseball games, and a “Jock of the Week,” Ralph
simple “delete” button can correct errors, mimeograph paper
required mimeograph fluid painted over the typo and the
production had to start over. Those obstacles never stood in
During the ’70’s, The Talon was not the only school newspaper
the way of The Talon writers though. In the two and a half
Good Counsel students and staff were reading. The Counselor
years Ralph was Editor-in-chief, The Talon expanded from a
was a more formal newspaper that went to the printers, and
single page paper, printed on the front and back with a
was only published a few times a year, whereas The Talon was
“hodgepodge of news, sports, and features,” to a four-page
distributed weekly to the Good Counsel community and was
letter sized paper with the latest school news highlighted
copied in the school print shop. During that time, there were
on the front page.
some healthy battles between the two publications.
Editor-in-chief Ralph Chite and sports writer
Jorge Lopez tabulate the results of a 1974 Talon poll.
Ralph reflected on the two newspapers during his time as and brainstorming for The Talon. This class is counted as a
Editor-in-chief, “The Counselor served as a good tool for Technology elective, and it is a full year class open to all
teaching students how to produce a legitimate newspaper. Good Counsel students. When the class started up, there were
Having two school newspapers in the 1970’s fostered approximately 23 students who had signed up. When fall
competition for new stories and readership just like the registration for classes in 2010 began, “kids were beating down
olden days in Washington when the Post and the Star were the door to get into the class,” explained second year Journal-
the direct competition.” The Talon staff had a mission, ism teacher, Miss Laura Neugebauer. Five of the students from
under the guidance of Ralph, to produced this light- hearted 2009 insisted that they register for it for a second year because
newspaper that had a bit of an “edge” to it and a good healthy they enjoyed learning about Journalism, which has motivated
sense of humor that the students and faculty enjoyed reading. some to pursue it as a major in college. Currently, those five stu-
However, in the late 1970’s, The Talon disbanded leaving dents are Good Counsel seniors who are members of The
The Counselor as the surviving newspaper. As the years Talon’s
passed, The Counselor then became the title of the Alumni Advanced Staff.
magazine that is published on a quarterly basis, but The Talon
resurrected in the form of a newspaper a few decades later The Talon class has continued to advance their efforts to
as a Club activity! produce an all-school newspaper that focuses on regional
news, student life, entertainment, opinions of the students and
What is The Talon newspaper like now, in 2011? GC athletics. Additionally, the students continue to learn the
journalistic techniques from GC Alumni who come back and
In 2009, Good Counsel created a journalism class solely focused
discuss their careers in the journalism field.
on the writing, publishing, editing, professional design software,
As Good Counsel alumni continue to stay connected to their Alma Mater, Ralph Chite advises and
encourages the current Talon writers “to take advantage of the opportunity to learn good, solid
journalistic skills. It’s a life skill that will serve you well no matter what career path you choose.”
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REUNION On Friday, October 1st, GC alumni in classes ending in 0 and 5 reunited with
classmates to celebrate the 2010 Reunion Weekend.
The weekend kicked off on Friday, October 1st with some classmates playing golf at Blue Mash Golf
Course, while others came up to Good Counsel to take a walk through Good Counsel during the
school day. Mr. Raimo gave a guided tour of the facility, and the alumni were able to visit with former
teachers during lunch.
Friday evening’s reunion cocktail reception was held in the Good Counsel Alumni Gallery and Dining
Hall for the classes of ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85,’90, and ’95. For some alumni, this was their first visit to the
new Good Counsel campus, and they were truly amazed by the facility.
The class of 2000 celebrated their 10-year reunion at Union Jacks in Bethesda, MD, and the class of
2005 gathered at RFD’s in Washington D.C.
With over 400 alumni at the Good Counsel reunion
reception that evening, and a great turnout at Union
Jacks and RFD’s, Friday night was truly a Good Counsel
celebration all over the D.C. area!
On Saturday, the alumni participated in the
Annual Alumni Basketball Game, came to cheer on
their Falcons as the varsity football team played
McNamara, and attended the 5th Annual
Bull Roast 5th Quarter in the Litton Gym.
The weekend was full of exciting events,
and many thanks to the volunteers,
and reunion captains who made the
2010 Reunion Weekend a great success!
CLASS OF 1985
This year, the Class of 1985 celebrated their 25th class reunion in Some members of the Class of 1985 reflected on their reunion
the Good Counsel Alumni Gallery on Friday, October 1. The Class and high school experiences at GC:
of 1985 had one of the largest turnouts that evening due to the
many efforts of Reunion Class Captains: Mike Reyes, John Kane, “Seeing so many of my old friends has rekindled relationships
Matt Jeanneret and Jay Horman. Thank you for serving on the that have lapsed over the past 25 years. Aside from the fantastic
reunion planning committee and for making an outstanding new campus, it was like the first day of school after a summer
effort to gather so many ’85 classmates together for a special break! We picked up right where we left off. Even in 1985 I
celebration! realized that GC was a quality institution, but now more than
ever, I realize the positive effect it had on all of us. Seeing Barry
Fitzpatrick, Art Raimo and Pat Bates there was a pleasant
When it came to be about 10:00 p.m. and my knees started to
ache, I lauded Barry Fitzpatrick for making me feel weak! I
don't know how old he is, but he was our principal for my
“It was great to have seen so many guys during that weekend.
So many of us stopped doing what we are accustomed to do,
we got off the Rat Race, took the time, and came back to say
hi to some guys we grew up with.
Many of us came to Good Counsel on Georgia Avenue as
teenagers, and left as young men. Many of us were there for
After the great evening at the Reunion reception, some ’85 some of the most pivotal, influential years of our lives. Coming
alumni participated in the Alumni Basketball game the following to the new campus allowed us to embrace the new school,
day, and then rooted for their Falcons on the gridiron later that despite having old feelings for the old campus. Seeing so many
evening, as the varsity football team played McNamara. Prior to former teachers was also a treat.
kickoff, 1985 alumnus, Michael Garvey, did a wonderful job of
singing the National Anthem. Now we have a school that we can be proud of, that is a
powerhouse in both the classroom, as well as on the field”
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On Saturday, October 2, varsity Basketball Alumni Athletes: (l to r) Andy McAleer ‘74;
Coach Blair Mills hosted the second Annual Chris Windlan ‘85; Tom Roth ‘97; Mike Windlan ‘97;
Alumni Basketball game in conjunction with the 2010 Reunion Gini Chukura ‘03; John Lynch ‘85; Sean Wigmore ‘09;
Clay Dade ‘85; Victor DelPino ‘94; Kevin Thompson ‘94;
Weekend. Many former Good Counsel basketball players came
Bradley Hinds ‘98; Erik Sasser ‘06; Thomas Treadwell ‘93;
out to play again this year and have made this game a truly GJ Kissel; Gabe Como ‘97; Frank Grimes ‘70
enjoyable tradition. Families of the basketball players, alumni,
and friends joined to watch this exciting game.
As the Alumni game became quite suspenseful towards the end Thank you to all of our participants, and to Coach Blair Mills for
of the second half, with both teams tied,Thomas Treadwell ’93 helping put together another successful game. We look forward
scored within the last few seconds to win the Alumni to seeing you all at the Alumni Basketball Game in 2011.
Basketball Game for his team!
On Saturday, October 2, Good Counsel hosted its 5th Annual
Bull Roast 5th Quarter, following the GC vs. McNamara football
game. After the victorious win over the Mustangs (48-0), GC
alumni, parents, and students, enjoyed a traditional Bull Roast
meal while catching up with fellow classmates, former
teachers, and other members of the Good Counsel community.
Thank you to all of those who volunteered to make the
Bull Roast a successful event.We will see you next year!
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Alumni Memorial Mass
& Stone Cross Dedication
hough we recall our beloved deceased family members
T and friends throughout the year, it is a centuries-old
tradition of the Church to remember the faithful
departed in a special way during November.
On November 7, the Our Lady of Good Counsel community
gathered together in the Chapel to remember our deceased
Good Counsel alumni with Mass. The Chapel overflowed as
alumni, current parents, students, faculty, and other members of
the GC community, attended this beautiful, solemn celebration.
The Alumni Memorial Mass was followed by the dedication
and blessing of the new stone cross that was built on the North
end of the Good Counsel building this past September. The
Cocozzella family constructed the stone cross in memory of
their son, Marc Cocozzella ’03, who died in a tragic accident
while a student at Clemson University in 2007. Affixed to the
front of the stone cross is the large metal cross, which once
hung outside of the Wheaton Good Counsel building next to
the stained glass windows of the Chapel.
Next to the stone cross lays the bronze plaque, which defines
the devotion to all deceased Good Counsel alumni.
Representing the Xaverian value of simplicity, this modest
steel cross was first proudly displayed in 1958 on the front
exterior of the original Our Lady of Good Counsel High
School building located in Wheaton, Maryland. In the fall of
2006, when Good Counsel closed the old building’s doors and
moved to the new campus, the cross was removed and kept in
storage. With abundant generosity, love and craftsmanship,
the Cocozzella family created this memorial and re-erected The Cocozzella family.
this cross as a way to symbolize that the spirit and the values
of the founding Xaverian Brothers will be forever present.
The Alumni Memorial Mass is held every November to honor
and remember our beloved deceased.
Dedication and blessing of the new stone cross.
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The 28th Annual
Steve Dean Golf Tournament
On Thursday, September 16, Good Counsel hosted the 28th Annual
Steve Dean Golf Tournament. Over 200 participants enjoyed a day of
golf at Blue Mash and Argyle Country Club, and then gathered at Good
Counsel for the awards banquet catered by Outback Steakhouse. Due to
our generous sponsors and participants, Good Counsel will again be able to
provide two students with $5,000 scholarships from the Steve Dean Fund
and also build the Endowment. The scholarship honors a special alum,
Steve Dean ’67, who died due to complications related to cerebral palsy.
Scholarships are awarded to rising seniors who exemplify a love of Good
Counsel through involvement in academic, social and athletic programs.
The Advancement office would like to thank the dedicated committee,
sponsors, participants, and volunteers who continue to make this event a
wonderful GC tradition! 1967 Classmates: Jim Marx, Joe Howard, Steve Roderick
and Danny Boyle
Tommy Fox ’70, John Fox ’75, Liz Costello Art Raimo (president), Pat Bates ‘70 Mike Urban P’14, Charles Petzold P’14 and
P’94, ’96, ’08, Tom Smithhisler ’71, and (Atletic Director), Skylar Saar ‘98 Sean Boyle P’14
James Fox ’67 (faculty member and wrestling coach
and John Yore (principal)
Drew Faha ‘98, Nick Roberts, Matt Durkin (faculty), John Gray ’74 Back row: (l to r) Jeff Yeakle ’84, Kevin
Josh Alexander ‘98 and Jeff Braswell (faculty), Matt Wickard, Henry Perfetto Durbin ’84, Troy Snyder ’84 and Mark Stitz
P ’12, ’08, ’05, ’03 ’84. Front row: (l to r) John Wink ’84,
Tom Loudon ’84 and Dave Loudon ’85
Teresa Reardon ‘02 By Teresa Reardon
As I walked up a beat up dirt road toward a little house on the
hill, I was not expecting beauty. However, the moment I walked
in, I felt like I had entered the most beautiful house in the world.
The mud walls painted bright blue adorned pictures of Our
Lady and Jesus, and there was a little table with four chairs in
the corner.The house was essentially a single room for a family
of five with no running water or electricity. But, I was greeted
by wide smiles and big hugs. In that moment, I immediately
knew why this house was so beautiful. Love.
How did I find myself in the most beautiful house I had ever I am thankful for how the GC community
seen? I am a Catholic lay missionary with Family Missions encouraged my Catholic faith through XBSS and retreats.
Company, serving in Mexico for the past six months. As a In college as a social work major, I encountered suffering and I
missionary I often encounter things that challenge the world’s wanted to help. I realized that service to others is empty without
definitions and answers regarding wealth, happiness, family, love, the love of Christ. God calls us to share His love because His
and suffering.This house is not large or expensively decorated; love transforms. It is my experience that Christ wants to meet
it is beautiful in the eyes of my Lord because it is filled with love everyone in a personal way and He works through each one of
for Him and for one another. us to make it happen.
Nicole Stanislav Simpson ‘02 and Jen Stanislav ‘05 By Jen Stanislav
Since coming back to Maryland, our perspective on life and
the human condition has completely altered our priorities. The
impact of our journey compelled us to continue our support for
Haiti in the US by sponsoring local orphans, the elderly and full
time missionaries. Additionally, together with the help of our
family, we hosted our first Hope for Haiti party in December.
This event provided our guests with an opportunity to shop for
an array of gifts offered by various vendors, with 100% of the
profits to be sent to Haiti. With the generosity of family, friends,
vendors and various members of the GC community, we raised
$4,300, which was used to buy medical supplies for the cholera
clinics sponsored by the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission.
We plan to continue our efforts and will be returning to the
ravaged country again this upcoming April.
Last spring break, my sister Nicole, and I spent a week in St. Louis
De Nord in Northwest Haiti on a mission trip with Nicole's While realizing that the need in Haiti is great, our eyes have
husband Eric.We joined the Northwest Haiti Christian Missionary opened to the great need in our backyard as well. Since I live and
organization, a non-profit group that has helped the needy in work in Baltimore, and Nicole and Eric live nearby in Columbia,
Haiti for over 30 years. we have since focused our efforts and hearts on the great city
of Baltimore.We started a service organization called Kairos
While we were there, we were able to reach out to hundreds of Baltimore—meaning, “the time is now”—an organization that
local families and children, bringing them food, shoes and leading recruits groups of young people together to perform service
them in Bible studies.We found ourselves extremely humbled projects around Baltimore City. Kairos Baltimore mainly works
and amazed at how God was working in Haiti in the middle of with established organizations in the city, and also hosts events.
poverty and devastation. Our trip was an irreplaceable journey Services include organizing donations, initiating and planning
that has forever changed our lives. food drives, delivering meals, visiting and mentoring people, as
well as visiting prisoners, the elderly and orphanages.
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Dear Lord, in the new year, help us to grow
in the values that are a part of the heritage given
us by the Xaverian Brothers.
Realizing that it is your work that we do,
increase out humility to make room for You,
dear Lord, and the power of the Spirit who
touches the hearts of those we serve.
Give us a spirit of zeal to ignite our enthusiasm
to grow a true spirit of community where your
light shines through each one of us.
We pray for the gift of simplicity so that our
goal is always to love and serve as Jesus did.
We ask for compassion so that we may be
patient with others as we become aware of
our own anxieties.
GC Artist’s Stunning
Representation of Our Lady Finally, gracious God, help us to give ourselves
freely in service and to fall in love with serving
For the past several years, Good Counsel has
worked with our visual arts department and our
the poor and marginalized.
incredibly talented student artists to create a
Christmas card design featuring the Madonna We pray all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
and child. This year’s card is an extraordinary
drawing created by sophomore Ryan Patterson. Our Lady of Good Counsel. Pray for us.
Rest in Peace
IN MEMORIAM Fr. Allen Novotny, S.J.
President, Gonzaga High School 1994-2010
Requiescat in Pace Bernard C Cotton ’63
We pray also for the family and James (Jim) Judson ’71 and his wife,
friends of these faithful departed. Elizabeth Judson were headed back to In Memory of
Bring them solace and comfort DeKalb-Peachtree Airport when their Roselyn Clancy 1968-1985
with the knowledge that their single-engine plane crashed in north Longtime staff member and
loved one is with you and that Mississippi in October. volunteer, passed away over
they will see them again in your Padraic Cassidy ’73 the weekend of Sept. 10, 2010.
heavenly presence. Fred Byers, father of Chrisina Byers ’07 She was beloved by faculty, staff,
and uncle of Katie Noethe ’07 and students and is survived by her children
We pray in Jesus’ name. Dennis ’66, Mike ’69, Kevin ’72, and Pat ’76
Rory Weichbrod ’02
and daughter Maureen.
Adam Hosinski ’02
1960’s Jerry Franz ’73 is working as a Communications Consultant in
Larry Troan ’65 pictured health care and teaching in the MPH program at George
here with his wife, Lesley and Washington University, located in Washington DC.
father-in-law at the airport
on the Isle of Wight in the Stanley Kowal ’73 is currently residing in Silver Spring,
English Channel. In Maryland, working as a welder with the Steamfitter’s Local 602.
September 2010, Larry Stanley is happily married and enjoying every moment raising
received his private pilot’s his 5 ½ year old daughter.
license and is currently the
Principal Partner Manager for Red Hat located in Raleigh, North Walter J. Tappe ’76 just recently celebrated his 25th year
Carolina. He is happily married to his wife Lesley and they have anniversary of ordination to the priesthood while working as
2 children and 3 grandchildren. In 2007, Larry received the Red Pastor of St. Hugh of Grenoble Church in Greenbelt, Maryland,
Hat Chairman’s Award for his leadership efforts working with the where he currently resides.
Asian/Pacific and European partners. He never imagined high
school French would come so handy, if only he’d also learned Patrick Weeden ’78 is currently residing in Rockville, Maryland
German, Japanese, and Chinese! with his wife and 2 sons,Thomas and Daniel.
Steve Finnerty ’67 is currently the Vice President of Technology Richard Jeanneret ’79 lives in Connecticut with his wife, Stacy,
Services at Applied Materials in Austin,Texas and is happily and 3 children, while working as Vice Chair of Ernst-Young where
married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren. he runs one of the transactions advisory services practices.
Thomas Dudley ’68 resides in California while working as a 1980’s
Principal with Newmark Realty Capital, Inc. He also was recently Patrick Reynolds ’81 is an attorney for the US Department of
re-elected for his second term as President of the California Defense and works at Fort Meade, Maryland. His wife, Stasia Stott
Mortgage Bankers Association. Reynolds, is a physician and works at Johns Hopkins Bayview
Medical Center. In October 2010, they celebrated their 20th
Anthony (Tony) Gallagher ’68 is currently living in Montana anniversary, enjoying a long weekend in Charlottsville,Virginia.
where he works as executive director and federal defender for They have 3 sons, Conor, 16, and Emmet and Owen, both 10; the
the Federal Defenders of Montana, Inc. where he represents family lives in Baltimore, and all three of the boys play soccer,
indigent clients in the U.S. District Court. basketball and baseball.
John Keeny ’69 was recently featured in the September 2010 Kevin Sullivan’s ’82 daughter, Isabella
issue of the Washington Lawyer. John was elected president of is pictured here sporting her new Good
the District of Columbia Bar and oversees 79,000 members. Counsel attire!
He attributes his training at Good Counsel on the Speech and
Debate team from 1965-1969. Kurt Elsner ’84 currently resides in
South Carolina after living and working
1970’s in Maryland,West Virginia,Virginia, Montana, and Colorado. Kurt
Bill Dec ’70 is currently living in Massachusetts and is working has finished his Masters of Ethology and has picked up the hobby
as Chief of Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Bill and of auto repair. He now enjoys rebuilding and repairing PCs as
his wife, Donna are happily married and enjoy watching their well as landscaping, home building, and fishing.
children grow into young adults.
Ken Tolson ’84 was appointed
Richard Auld ’71 moved to California in 1979 with the by President Obama to serve on
intentions of coming back east, but never made it! Richard is the Presidential Board of Advisors
currently living in the Sonoma Valley wine country and is for the White House Historically
working as a gastroenterologist in Santa Rosa, California. He is Black Colleges and Universities
married with 3 kids and is a new “empty nester”. Richard tries Initiative, on February 26, 2010.
to get back to the DC area every year, but is still amazed at the Ken is currently the Executive
traffic and weather to this day! Senior Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer and Innovation
Frederick E. (Rick) Ellrod III ’71 is currently holding the Transformation Officer for the
position of Director of Communications Policy and Regulation Emerging Technology Consortium,
Division in Fairfax County,Virginia. He is happily married with 2 a division of TBE D21.TBE D21 is
children. a non-partisan research and
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educational institute whose mission is to formulate and promote (born 2006) and Heather’s husband of nine years Chie-Youn Shih.
public policies to advance technological innovation and Heather and her family currently live in Norfolk,VA where she is
economic productivity in America. a stay-at-home mom and her husband is an attending physician in
the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at CHKD.
Ken is a member of the National Society for Black Engineers,
multiple technology industry associations, and founder of the James Woo ’94 and his wife, Porcia
Melvin B.Tolson Foundation.This foundation honors his welcomed their newborn baby boy,
grandfather who was a noted African American poet, educator, Dylan James Woo on September 29,
and social change agent. Ken’s grandfather inspired the movie, 2010. Dylan is healthy and as happy as
“The Great Debaters,” which was produced by Oprah Winfrey, can be. He even manages to smile in
and starred Denzel Washington who portrayed Ken’s grandfather. his sleep!
The Melvin B.Tolson foundation is a non-profit organization that
aims to strengthen and improve public education in the US. Ken Hilary Stauffer ’95 is a practicing human rights-lawyer, and
carries on his grandfather’s legacy by working with, and helping has moved to Singapore via San Diego, Geneva, Liberia and
to educate, at risk and underprivileged youth. Ken hopes he can London to take on the position of director for the Singapore
further enhance the educational programs within the national Office of International Bridges to Justice, a non-governmental
capital region. organization that focuses on ending torture as an investigative
technique and providing all ordinary citizens in developing
William Ott ’85 is living in Pennsylvania with his wife,Anita, and countries with early access to defense lawyers. Before moving to
their 3 children, Billy (15), Brittany (11), and Madison (9). After Singapore, Hilary worked as a legal consultant training lawyers in
Bill received his medical degree, he served as a military physician Africa, and was the Advisor for Human Rights and Humanitarian
on active duty for 4 years at West Point and then went into the Affairs to the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations
reserves for 4 years. Bill is now working in Newton Square, PA. in Geneva.
David Tenney ’88 has been busy working since January 2009 as Santa’s helper, Meghan
the fitness coach of the Seattle Sounders FC and is finishing his Maurano ’97, daughter of
4th year in MLS as an assistant coach. Before working for the Maureen (Haas) and Drew
Seattle Sounders, David served as an assistant to the Kansas City Maurano ’97, is pictured
Wizards for the '07 and '08 seasons. with Michelle Obama and the
First Family during a Christmas
Craig Frick ’89 recently ran for event that benefited the
Maryland State District 17 delegate. Children's National Medical
Although Craig did not win the election, Center in Washington, DC.
he had a great time on the campaign
trail. His four boys joined him and
learned an enormous amount. Katie (Moore) Windlan ’98
currently resides in Silver Spring,
Maryland with her husband, Mike
1990’s ’97, and newborn baby girl, Andi.
Anna Kambanis-Manolakos ’91 graduated from WVU in Andi was born on August 25, 2010
1995 after her time at Good Counsel. She is currently living in and is the couple’s first child.
Rockville, Maryland where she lives with her husband Stavros
and two children Manoli and Catherine.Anna is currently
working for her family business, Federal Insurance Federation, Terry (Bykowski) Ketchen ’98
Inc. located in Rockville, Maryland. currently resides in Olney, Maryland
with her husband Matt. They are proud
Elizabeth Perry ’93 currently lives in DC and on January 1, to announce the birth of their first child,
2010 Elizabeth was promoted to Director of Human Resources a baby boy,Thomas James. Tommy was
at the American Petroleum Institute, located in Washington, DC. born on August 9, 2010 and weighed 7
lbs, and measured 21 inches.
Heather (Hopkins) Shih ’94 and her
husband Chie welcomed a new addition Selina Gima ’98 and her husband are proud to announce the
to the family, their second son Connor birth of their new baby girl,Ashley. She was born on September 8,
Ryan, who was born September 27, 2010. 2010. Selina and her family currently reside in Bowie, Maryland.
Connor joins big brother Hunter Ethan
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DeBernardis ’01, Matt Corrado ’01, Josh Fullenkamp ’96,
1990’s Nick Fullenkamp ’98, Joseph Baumgartner ’10, Charles Boyle
Eleasha Gamble ’98 is currently the lead role in the musical hit ’00, James Baumgartner ’04, Pete Conto ’01, Steven Marconi ’03,
‘Oklahoma!’ The musical will be showing at the Arena Stage in Monica Baumgartner ’09, Kelly Conrad ’02, Melissa Fullenkamp
Washington, D.C. until the end of December. Eleasha would like Boyle ’01, Julie Battle ’02, Erica Baumgartner ’06, Meaghan
to recognize Good Counsel as being a big part in where she is McCarthy Davis ’02.
today and thanks everyone for their support.
Nicole (Kilner) Van Zutphen ’03 is a happy newlywed to her
Chris Bruno ’99 recently ran the Marine husband Michael Van Zutphen.They were married on October
Corps Marathon BAREFOOT! 25, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Shrine in Barnesville, MD. The
couple currently lives in Gaithersburg, MD where Nicole is a
Registered Nurse at Shady Grove Hospital and her husband,
2000’s Michael works as a Business Development Consultant at Oracle.
Lindsay (Allison) Paik ’00 is currently The couple just welcomed their newborn TWINS at the end of
living in Rockville, November!
Maryland with her
husband,Adam, and newborn baby boy,
Grayson Jaemes Paik. Grayson Jaemes
was born on June 11, 2010 and he truly
is a blessing.
Sheila (Breen) Kahwaty ’01 and
her husband, John, are currently
living in Burbank, California and
are proud to announce the birth
of their newborn baby girl, Anne
Elizabeth Kahwaty. She was born Pictured: Ryan Kilner ’08, Sabrina Thomas ’04, Nicole (Kilner)
on November 8, 2010. Van Zutphen ’03, and Sophia Bennett ’03.
Michael Edison Jr. ’02 is currently living in Washington, D.C. Marie Schilling ’04 currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan from
and is a part of Operation Once in a Lifetime, which is a non- early November 2010 to March 2011 working for the American
profit organization that makes the dreams of U.S. soldiers come Red Cross, where she is providing support and services to the
true.This organization helps soldiers financially, regardless of US Military. Previously, Marie was stationed in Watertown,
his rank, race, branch of service, physical condition or his New York where she supported troops from the U.S. Army's
deployment status. Mike has been able to plan and implement 10th Mountain Division doing cold weather training. After the
fundraisers 2 years in a row, raising thousands of dollars for deployment is over, Marie may be eligible for some leave to
families of soldiers in need. As of January 2010, Mike was come home to the Washington, D.C. area and will then return
planning another fundraising event. to Okinawa. Her family and friends ask you keep her in your
prayers as she is doing this courageous job while serving her
On July 23, 2010, Jessica Baumgartner ’02 and Brian nation and helping others.
Marconi ’01 were married at the cathedral of St. Matthew
Apostle in Washington, DC. Many GC alumni attended the The Arc of Baltimore recently recognized Helen Dalphonse
wedding to share Jessica and Brian’s special day; Mike ’04 for attorneys and law students who have done the most to
help those with disabilities. Helen received the Jim Rosner
Advocacy Award and was recognized for her outstanding legal
service for the National Organization for the Deaf. Helen had
her clinic at this organization and was working 30 hours per
week during the first semester of 2010.
Stephen Bradford ’04 was recently married to Anna Bordelon
on September 18, 2010.The couple had many GC alumni
sharing their special day including, bridesmaids Lauren
Bordelon ’01,Taylor Cantwell Cole ’01, Lisa Bradford ’99, and
Adenike Odunmbaku ’04. Also in attendance were many GC
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alumni, Jennifer Bradford Weaver ’95,Tommy McAleer ’69, Megan Novak ’07 is currently
Andy McAleer ’74, Bobby McAleer ’78, Michael McAleer ’80, attending University of North Carolina
Bobby McAleer ’02, Megan McAleer ’05, Erin McAleer ’06, where she is a member of the Women’s
Monica Niska ’01, and Jackie Arce ’04. Soccer team. In 2009 Megan and her
team won the Colonial Athletic
Association Championship, and Megan
was named 2nd Team All CAA, 3rd Team
All Mid-Atlantic Region Selection, and
NCCSSIA All State Team pick. Along
with receiving these many awards,
Megan was second on her team in
scoring 12 points, leading the team with three game-winning
goals, CAA Co-Player-of-the-Week, and Soccer America Team-of-
the-Week selection after scoring back-to-back game winning
goals at James Madison and VCU. In 2010 Megan was named
Preseason All-CAA honorable mention.
Mike Ross ’07, Ryan Jordan ’07, Ian Jurlano ’07,
Beginning 3rd in from left to right:Taylor Cantwell Cole ’01, Michael Sullivan ’07, Paul Sexton ’07, Matt Arnsberger
Stephen Bradford ’04, Adenike Odunmbaku ’04, and Lisa Bradford ’99. ’07, Jimmy Lacey ’07, Kelly Riely ’07, Janey Myers ’07,
Not pictured: Lauren Bordelon ’01. and Melissa Greene ’07 enjoy the Annual Alumni Night
the evening before Thanksgiving at the Barking Dog in
Angie Miller ’06 is a recent college
graduate and is getting married to John
Henry Spann on April 30, 2011.The
couple met at Southern Catholic College
in Georgia and are holding their wedding
at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
Angie is a first year Religion teacher
and Assistant Campus Minister at Good
Classmates from 2006 GC alumni came out to cheer on the
Falcons at the 2010 WCAC Championship game against Sarah Mupo ’08 is currently at Emerson College in Boston,
Dematha. and recently had an article published in the Boston Globe.
The article “From field to table in just a few steps ” can be
found on the Boston Globe website.
Margaret Bykowski ’08 is currently a Junior English major in
the Honors program at the Catholic University of America.
Maggie has recently been accepted to Oxford University in
Oxford, England for the Spring 2011 semester. She will be
studying English Literature with a concentration in Shakespeare
and contemporary fiction. Maggie would like to credit the Good
Counsel faculty and the IB program for providing her with the
background for this opportunity.
Pictured from left to right: Bottom row: Lauren Minite ’06,
Kevin Eckert ’06, Frank Lozupone ’06, Monica Augustyn ’06,
Mary Batto ’06, Angie Miller ’06. Top row: Christian Incognito ’06,
Ben Denissen ’06.
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D I G I TA L P H O T O G R A P H Y
Allison Callahan ’11
Vince Croce ’11
This class, open to all grade levels, is a hands-on course which covers the entire process of digital photography, from
capturing images to processing those images for print or digital media. Instructed by Mr.Tom Hilton, students learn about
basic camera functions including ISO, color balance, image size, lens f-stop settings and shutter speed settings. Students
utilize popular digital photography software to create and print unique images. Projects include photographing people,
nature, product advertising, architecture, event photography and photojournalism. By the end of the semester-long
class, students will have created a personal portfolio of beautiful digital artwork.
Anna Kovalcik ’11
Katie Kranking ’11
Emma Gasper ’11
Julia Mitchell ’11 Sara Bache ’11
Michelle Wessel ’11
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Save-the-date for two of our favorite spring events: More information
SPRING • The Mothers’ Club Mass and Brunch — Saturday, March 27 to follow via email
and GC’s website:
EVENTS • The Mothers’ Club House Tour — Saturday, April 9
• Grandparents’ Day — Friday, April 15
• Class of 1961 50th Reunion Lunch Reception
(Following Graduation) — Thursday, May 26
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24 Life Issues Day/March for Life
26 Chamber Music Concert
Join us on March 5, 2011 for Good Counsel’s Grand Celebration.
4 Fathers’ & Mothers’ Club The evening will be a memorable night full of good company, dancing,
Superbowl Squares Party* great food, and timeless auction items!
10 Senior Class Dinner
11 Alumni Hall of Fame Night
12 Winter Formal Dance
23 Jazz Ensemble & Percussion Concert
26 Speech Scholarship Competition
5 GRAND CELEBRATION 2011*
11 Incoming Freshman Registration
13 Worship Music Night
18-20 Spring Drama Production
25-27 Spring Drama Production
27 Mothers’ Club Mass & Brunch
30 Activity Awards Night
8 Principal’s List Dinner
9 Falcon 5K*
9 Mothers’ Club House Tour*
11 College Fair
14 Mothers’ Club Easter Basket Project
Spring Habitat for Humanity
*Come help us raise funds for our students at these
upcoming events! Contact us to learn more about our
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