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  • 4 summer success stories at Scecina

    I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the first month of summer. All of us at Scecina look forward to the start of the new school year.

    June was a very successful and productive month at Scecina. I want to share with you several recent highlights that illustrate God’s blessings upon our school as well as the far-reaching talents and generosity of our students, teachers, alumni and friends:

    • The National History Teacher of the Year Award Program has named Scecina history teacher Mr. Andrew Smith as the Indiana History Teacher of the Year.  A panel of Indiana teachers, administrators, and scholars selected Mr. Smith for this prestigious award.
    • The Indiana Department of Education recognized Scecina for the percentage of our students who earned passing scores on their Advanced Placement (AP) tests and, thus, qualified for college credit. 
    • The Scecina varsity softball team won the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) state championship for the third time in 11 years.
    • This summer we are making $400,000 in improvements to 24 classrooms that will enhance the learning environment for our current and future students. 

    Plans are underway for an even more successful 2017 – 2018 school year at Scecina. 

    We're looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2021 as they become Scecina Crusaders. Our commitment is to support them and all of our students as they become servant-leaders for life through their God-given gifts and talents.

    Sincerely, 

    Joe Therber
    President 

  • Congratulations to Crusaders fall sports teams, athletes

    Scecina Cross Country coach Ryan Keen with Semi-State qualifiers Holden Martin, Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Egan. 

    Dear Scecina community, 

    The year continues to move by quickly. Before we take a look at some upcoming events, I want to congratulate our sports teams for an excellent fall season. Three of our teams – boys soccer, boys cross country and football – won the championships in the Indiana Crossroads Conference. In addition, three of our boys and girls cross country runners advanced to the Semi-State level of the state tournament, as did the boys soccer team. 

    Congratulations also to our girls volleyball team for advancing to the Sectional final and to our girls golf, girls soccer, and boys tennis teams for positive showings and performance this fall. We will honor all of them at the annual Fall Sports Program next Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. 

    Next week is the first senior retreat of the year. If you have older children or relatives who have made this retreat, you know how meaningful it is to them. The students spend three nights away from school and family — sharing, praying and worshipping together. It is a profound experience. Many students consider it the highlight of their four years at Scecina. Please pray for our seniors who are on retreat next week and also for our staff and young alumni who will lead them. 

    Looking further ahead, I invite you to Father Tom Day Mass on Nov. 9. We set aside a day each year to remember our namesake, Father Thomas Scecina. We also recognize a member of our community for his or her servant leadership through the years, as well as our alumni who have served their country as Father Tom did. The Father Tom Award this year will be presented to Ryan Keen. He’s been our boys and girls track and cross country coach for many years and does an excellent job of teaching, motivating, and building esteem among the student athletes.  We will gather at 9:30 a.m., and Mass will begin at 9:45. 

    In two weeks we’ll hold our biggest benefit event for tuition assistance, student life and athletics. Club 53: Live and Local features something for everyone: food from local restaurants, locally made beverages, silent and live auctions, a raffle, and live entertainment. Everyone is welcome to join in this Scecina community event. 

    Finally, thank you to Monsignor Paul Koetter for his thorough and thoughtful explanation of the Catholic Mass at two Explanatory Masses this fall — one at Scecina and the second at Holy Spirit Parish this past week. Several people who attended have told me how meaningful they found the explanations to be. 

    Come out to the University of Indianapolis tonight at 7:00 p.m. as our Crusader football team hosts the Cardinal Ritter Raiders in Round 2 of IHSAA Sectional play. Our team has had a fantastic season and deserves our support! 

    Have a great weekend,

    Joe Therber
    President