Heading Toward Commencement

Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2013 are less than a month away. As these milestones approach, I am impacted by the depth and breadth of accomplishments and potential in our Senior Class. Having come to know many of these fine young men and women, I truly appreciate their tremendous God-given gifts, their keen intellects and insights, and the camaraderie that they enjoy. Soon, the Class of 2013 will be Crusader alumni!

A couple weeks ago, more than 600 Crusader alumni and friends made our annual Club 53 event a tremendous success. Dedicated volunteers, donors, staff, and business partners created a wonderful night of fun and fellowship for hundreds of Scecina supporters and, ultimately, for our students.

If you are wondering where the event name, Club 53, comes from, the answer is pretty simple. Our first freshman class began their careers at Scecina in the fall of 1953—thus the name Club 53. We are grateful for our pioneering students and alumni in Catholic education on the Eastside of Indianapolis.
Looking ahead, our committed Board of Directors will soon review and vote upon a Strategic Growth Plan for Scecina Memorial High School. More than 200 community members have helped to build this plan since last summer. At this time, the Board anticipates receiving a proposed plan in June for discussion and a vote of approval at the June 25 Board meeting.

The planning process has been a powerful experience that continues to foster dreams, realistic thinking, and engagement in a vibrant future for our school. Please look for more information later during the summer months.


During this season of First Communions, Mothers’ Day, family gatherings, sporting events, and Commencements, please savor the many opportunities to celebrate and give thanks!