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  • Big game, big night for Crusaders and Scecina

     The Class 2A No. 3 Crusaders beat conference and Catholic school rival Cardinal Ritter on the state’s biggest football stage, Lucas Oil Stadium. The Crusaders topped the Class 3A No. 6 Raiders 27-14 on Oct. 6 to capture the Indiana Crossroads Conference championship.

    Thanks to an enthusiastic and supportive Scecina community, the Crusaders’ crowd was the biggest of the night. Event organizers told Jason Kehrer ‘88, Scecina athletic director, that the Crusaders had sold the most tickets of any of the four teams that played (Columbus North and Bloomington South played the second game.) “They said we more than surpassed expectations,” he said.

    Kehrer said ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Meghan McFadden '99

    By Rose Branson, Donor and Alumni Relations Coordinator

    One of the greatest strengths of a Catholic school is the community. You are a part of a bigger family where everyone knows everyone. For Meghan McFadden ‘99, Scecina was right there with her during a difficult time in her life. “A unique and life changing experience I had while at Scecina was the passing of my father the summer before my senior year. I remember the day it happened, almost every single person from my class showed up at my house that night,” says Meghan. ...Read More

     

  • Quilts of Valor wrap Scecina alumni veterans with love, healing

    By Rose Branson, Donor and Alumni Relations Coordinator

    For Peggy (Kelly) Fowley, a 1967 graduate of Scecina, her 50th class reunion brought an opportunity for a moving tribute to her classmates who served the country during the Vietnam War. 

    “Many of our veterans just never felt properly thanked for their service, especially those from Vietnam,” said Peggy, who knew just how she could thank them and help bring peace and closure. ...Read More

     

  • Scecina receives another A rating from the state

    Scecina once has again earned an A grade from the Indiana Department of Education school accountability rating system. 

    The state’s school accountability system uses multiple measurements of academic performance and progress, including standardized test scores and measurable indicators of college and career readiness. Schools receive .... Read More

  • A bit of Spain at Scecina

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

    There were more than a few tears as 15 Spanish students said goodbye to Scecina one recent morning.

    The students hailed from Andalusia in the southern Spain, several came from the capital city of Seville and others live in smaller towns. They came as part of the Short-Term Program of Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG), an international student exchange program.

    The tears that flowed on departure day were real. There were long embraces ... Read More

  • Scecina Student Council leaders run the show

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

     15,256 cans of food for St. Vincent de Paul. 

    500 pairs of socks for Wheeler Mission. 

    $2,400 for Christmas gifts for needy families. 

    Those are impressive numbers from last school year. And they tell just one part of the Scecina Student Council’s story. 

    The Student Council, of course, organizes activities that involve the entire student body, such as dances, Homecoming Spirit Week and Red and Gold Week. But the group’s reach also goes beyond Scecina’s campus to ... Read More

  • Scecina modernizes 24 classrooms

    Scecina’s summer project to modernize 24 classrooms was a big undertaking. 

    Thanks to generous donors, more than $400,000 was raised to for new ceilings and floors, paint, electrical service, windows, blinds, dry erase boards, and air conditioning units. The completed classrooms now are full of students and teachers, desks and computers.  

    Below are before and after photographs ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Molly O'Brien Funk '90

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    What would we do without Molly?

    The Scecina community and the people of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and School often ask themselves that question.

    The outgoing and energetic Molly O’Brien Funk ’90 has given of herself to support the Catholic community on the Eastside. Her hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed, and now she will be honored by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for her commitment. 

    At a Mass on Sept. 19, Molly will be awarded the 2017...Read More

  • New Scecina principal to students: 'I believe in you'

    Scecina Memorial High School’s new principal, Dr. Joseph Brettnacher, started the first day of school by addressing the students at an all-school assembly.”

    Here is a transcript:

    “I want to let you know that I am here because of all of you. I believe in you, I want to be here and I want to share in your successes and I also want to share your struggles.... Read More

  • Sold-out Alumni Golf Classic stays on course

    After the postponement of the Alumni Golf Classic from June because of rain, the July 28 edition turned out to be a spectacular day at the West Chase Golf Course in Brownsburg, Ind.

    Senior Isabelle Leffler (left) was the recipient of the 2017 Kenneth R. Leffler Scholarship. Since 1989, the Alumni Golf Classic has funded a substantial scholarship awarded to an incoming senior who has a Scecina legacy.

     “The Scecina Golf Classic is great fun and ...Read More

  • Another success for Scecina's Key Club

    Scecina’s Key Club again raised over $1,000 in its third annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. The Jenny Deery Ultimate Frisbee Tournament was organized by students. Jenny Deery was a Scecina parent who died of leukemia in 2014. The tournament raised $1,000 for Inheritance of Hope, a charity that... Read More

  • Scecina hires new principal

    President Joe Therber announced on July 18 the appointment of the next principal of Scecina Memorial High School. Joseph (Joe) Brettnacher (left), Ph.D., who currently is the superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Columbus in Ohio, will begin serving the Scecina Community as principal on Monday, August 7, 2017.

    Brettnacher (pronounced brett-nocker) comes to Scecina having overseen the operations of 53 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Columbus during the last three years ...... Read More

  • Don't Delay - School Scholarship Tax Credits (SSTC) Are Available

    Indiana’s tax-credit scholarship program was launched in 2010 to help low- and middle-income families access the school of their choice that best fits their children’s needs.The School Scholarship Tax Credit (SSTC) allows Indiana residents and corporations to claim up to a 50 percent tax credit for contributions to approved scholarship-granting organizations (SGOs), nonprofits that provide private scholarships to schools, including Scecina Memorial High School...Read more.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Diane (Collins) Beasley '58

    By Rose Branson, Donor and Alumni Relations Coordinator

    Have you seen that feisty lady shouting and cheering on the sidelines at almost every Scecina sporting event? Chances are, you’ve seen her even if you don’t know her name. 

    That super fan is Diane (Collins) Beasley ’58. She is Scecina’s biggest cheerleader, which is ironic, as Diane herself jokes, because she was cut from cheerleading at Scecina. 

    Diane was the loudest cheerleader at Ben Davis High School on June 10 at the Crusaders softball State Championship game. She ...Read More

  • Wrestling room makeover

    Jim Donlan headed up a recent refurbishing of the wrestling practice room in the Scecina blockhouse. Jim Donlan’s son Mitchell ’15 wrestled for four years with Scecina, and son Stuart is an incoming Scecina freshman who plans to wrestle. 

    The senior Donlan thought the wrestling room in the Scecina Blockhouse could use some spiffing up. So he consulted with Scecina Athletic Director Jason ... Read More

  • Smith named 2017 Indiana History Teacher of the Year

    Scecina’s Andrew Smith has been named the 2017 Indiana History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education.

    Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Hobart College with a triple minor in Education, Russian Studies and Religious Studies.... Read More

  • Crusaders are the state champions

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    The Crusaders were up just one run, 3-2, as the seventh and final inning of the 2017 State Championship softball game began. They hadn’t scored since the third inning when they put up three runs. Now they needed some insurance. So what did Coach Cory Gray and the rest of the coaching staff tell them? Was there a big pep talk? 

    “No,” Gray said. “We didn’t tell them anything. They already know what to do.” Sure enough, the experienced Crusaders scored ... Read More

  • Coach Gray: 'Thanks for all the support'

    Cory Gray has coached the Scecina Crusaders softball team since 2013, winning a state championship in his first year. Last summer he suffered a stroke and spent months in rehab. His story was the subject of news stories leading up to the 2017 IHSAA State Championship softball game on June 10. The Crusaders won the championship, beating Elwood 6-2. 

    Coach Gray wanted to share his statement with the Scecina community: ... Read More

  • Scecina senior wins Mental Attitude Award at IHSAA tournament

    After the Crusaders won the state championship game, Scecina’s Rachel Cox was awarded the IHSAA’s Mental Attitude Award in Class 2A Softball.

    Rachel has earned All-Conference, All-City, and Academic All-Conference honors during her time as a member of the Crusaders softball program. Her teams won Indiana Crossroads Conference, City, Sectional, and Regional championships in each of her four seasons. Rachel was also a Crusader cheerleader.

     At Scecina, she was a... Read More

  • Thank you for supporting the Classroom Renovation Project!

    Thank you to the following for supporting the Classroom Renovation Project this summer at Scecina!... Read the list here


  • Crusaders softball team moves on to Semi-State

    The Scecina Crusaders are headed to the Semi-State round of the IHSAA tournament. They won another Regional softball championship on Tuesday night with a 14-1 win over the South Vermillion Wildcats. 

    On Saturday, Scecina (23-4) will face the South Spencer Rebels (18-7) in the Class 2A Semi-State semifinals. The winner moves on the championship that night.

    The Crusaders opened up Sectional play on May 23 when they matched up with ICC foe Cardinal Ritter. The score was tied in the top of the fourth...... Read More

  • Principal Hegarty's final commencement address

    John Hegarty is the principal of Scecina Memorial High School. For the next school year, he will move on to a new position at Scecina, Vice President of Community Initiatives.  This is his final Commencement address as principal, given to the Class of 2017 on May 26, 2017.    

    Congratulations! You have come to the end of this part of the journey we call life. You have succeeded in all areas of high school life and have left Scecina Memorial High School a better place. 

    As many of you know I love to travel. For years I would spend hours reading and remembering maps. Now I just get the phone or GPS and put in where I want to go and the directions pop up. Even though... Read More

  • Scecina welcomes new Director of Enrollment Management

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications      

    As a child in Mexico, Miriam Medina attended Catholic school, which helped shape her philosophy about education. 

    “When I was going to school in Mexico, I attended a private Catholic school and I grew up in a Catholic environment,” she said. “I was used to that environment and I remember how well it worked for me.” 

    Ms. Medina continues her ministry in Catholic education as the new Director of Enrollment Management for Scecina ... Read More

  • PE Assistants learn leadership skills

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications      

    They are not drill sergeants. And not one of them has shouted “Drop and give me 20!” to a freshman, but they are learning leadership skills. At Scecina, they are called Physical Education Assistants. 

    All students take the state-required two credits of physical education in order to graduate. Once those credits are out of the way, elective PE classes offer opportunities for students who want to ... Read More

  • Crusaders softball team captures ICC, City titles

    The Scecina Crusaders softball team captured both the Indiana Crossroads Conference title and the City Championship this past week.

    The Crusaders won the City Championship with a 14-4, five-inning win over the Irish at Cathedral. 

    The Crusaders also went undefeated in the Indiana Crossroads Conference to win the conference title.  

    ... Read More

  • Senior savors special tour of Museum of Science and Industry

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

    A unique opportunity available each year to Scecina students is a two-day behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, thanks to a partnership between Scecina and the museum. 

    For someone who previously has visited the museum, it’s still a great time because the tour goes places in the museum which the public never sees. 

    For someone who’s never been to the museum or to Chicago, it’s an even more awesome field trip. That describes the experience of senior Aidan Brennan.... Read More

  • Scecina honors Scholar Athletes

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Scecina's 21st annual Scholar Athlete Recognition Ceremony took place April 27 in the gymnasium with special guest Fred Glass. This year 176 students were honored.

    To be recognized as a Scholar Athlete, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be involved in a sport.... Read More

     

  • Alumni Spotlight: Kayla Wagoner '13

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Kayla Wagoner ’13 greeted me with a hug as she welcomed me to Marian University’s Michael A. Evans Center for Health Science. “This is where I’ve spent my life for four years,” she said with a laugh. 

    Kayla is taking what she learned at Scecina Memorial High School and turning it up a notch. Teachers at Scecina remember her working hard and putting passion into her classwork, afterschool activities and service. She went on a mission trip to New Orleans and took several Advanced Placement courses at Scecina. She was involved! 

    Scecina, she said, taught her ...Read More

  • Scecina students build up faith by serving at school liturgy

    By Amy Noser, Enrollment Management Assistant

     “But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.” –Matthew 20:26 

    The students involved in ministries at Scecina’s weekly Masses embody the spirit of this quote from Matthew. These students give of their time to be  lectors, servers, cantors, choir members and Eucharistic ministers and to share their faith with the Scecina community. Their servant leadership through weekly Mass helps them to not only develop and strengthen their relationships with God, but also encourages their peers to do the same. 

    For senior Blanca Urzua from Holy Spirit Parish, becoming a Eucharistic minister helped bring her out of her shell and build her ... Read More

  • Scecina inducts 45 students into National Honor Society

    By Beth Murphy, 
    Director of Marketing Communications

    The National Honor Society recognizes the highest achieving students. On April 20, Scecina Memorial High School welcomed 45 new members into its chapter, which is moderated by math teacher Mrs. Diana Hollowell, Scecina Class of 1972. 

    The Honor Society inductees took the NHS pledge: “I pledge to uphold ...... Read More

  • New club adds some green to Scecina

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    If you’re a Scecina student with a hobby or passion that’s not among the current lineup of activities, you can do what sophomore Alexandra Marshall did: Create your own club.

    Sophomore Alexandra Marshall's (front) research project for her Scecina biology class led to the creation of an environmental club called Red and Gold Going Green.  ... Read More

  • Scecina is Our School

    By Nick Felts '05 

    I come from a long line of proud Scecina graduates. My aunt and uncle were members of the first graduating class in 1957 followed by my dad in the Class of 1962. My three older brothers preceded me, graduating in 1987, 1989, and 1993. I graduated in 2005. As a family, Scecina is a tie that binds us. Beyond that, Scecina serves to connect thousands of friends and graduates, from all walks of life, spread throughout the country. To the thousands of friends and alumni out there, Scecina is our school. ...Read More

     

  • Spring Break in Europe: An unforgettable experience

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Seventeen students, three teachers and other adult chaperones left Indianapolis International Airport on April 1, 2017, for a tour of four European cities.

    Before that day, Scecina junior Kaylee Thompson  (front) had never been outside of Indiana much, let alone the United States. She had never flown on a plane. What she possessed was a newly minted passport and dreams to ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Diane (Hehmann) Hollowell '72

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Diane (Hehmann) Hollowell fondly recalls how well her Scecina teachers taught her in class. Some of her other high school memories go beyond the classroom, like Coach Leffler bringing his kids to games and Father Reidman walking around school with a hammer in his belt. 

    Mr. Ken Leffler was my English and chemistry teacher. He was a great  ...Read More

  • Sunday night class builds leaders at Scecina

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Junior Jack Wright wants to be a leader. So he’s studying the topic. 

    For two years in a row, Jack has taken a leadership class taught by Crusader football coach Ott Hurrle and defensive coordinator Brad Purcell, who also are teachers. The past two winters, Jack has returned to Scecina on six Sunday evenings to absorb the coaches’ lessons on leadership. 

    “I knew it was the opportunity to get to be a captain ... Read More

  • Congratulations to Class of 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian

    John Hegarty, the principal of Scecina Memorial High School, today announced this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

    “Today I'm pleased to announce Jacqueline Kennedy (right) as the valedictorian and Robert Lee Beauregard “Bo” Sims as the salutatorian of the Class of 2017,” Mr. Hegarty said. Jacqueline is the daughter of John and Cris Kennedy. Bo is the son of Gus Sims and Valerie Jackson-Sims

    Both are parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes ... Read More

  • Family donates chalice to Scecina

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    The family of a former archdiocesan priest presented the priceless gift of his chalice to Scecina Memorial High School.

    Scecina science teacher Marianne (Stahl) Echelbarger and her brother Tom Stahl ‘74 were present to gift Scecina with the chalice of their late uncle, Father John Stahl. The presentation was made after Mass on March 29 to current Scecina chaplain, Father Aaron Jenkins. The chalice is silver with the Gospel writers - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - carved around the stem and a set of apparent rhinestones above them.

    The Stahls are an Eastside family with  ... Read More

  • Internet-based labs boost Scecina students’ computer skills

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Scecina students are getting hands-on Microsoft Office 2016 experience with an entirely online teaching program new to the school this year called LabSim by TestOut. LabSim includes: “Tell Me” video instruction; “Show Me” demonstrations; “Read Me” text summaries; “Let Me Try” simulations; “Test Me” quizzes and exams, and progress reports and assessment tools.TestOut touts this teaching method as “the lessons only experience can teach.”

    Freshman Raina Oxlaj had Microsoft Word experience, but LabSim’s interactive lessons are improving her skills. “It’s really giving us the basic Office skills you will need in... Read More

  • Indiana legislature recognizes Father Tom's hall of fame honor

    On November 4, 2016, Father Thomas Scecina was inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame. It was a wonderful event. Father Thomas Scecina was nominated by Tom Blandford ’65, a former U.S. Army Ranger, who has been very active member of Scecina's Veterans Committee.

    A few weeks ago, Tom dropped off a big padded envelope at school. It contained a letter that he had received from Russell Dowden, chairman of the hall of fame, and House Resolution No. 6,... Read More

  • Irish-American organization honors 2 from Scecina

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

    Sister Sheila Hackett (left)and senior Will Ferree are making Scecina proud this St. Patrick’s Day. Both were recognized by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Kevin Barry Division #3, during the AOH’s 147th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 12.

    Sister Sheila, Scecina’s librarian, was awarded with the 2017 Hibernian Presidents Award. “I was thrilled to be honored with their highest award and be one of the honorees in their nearly 150-year history,” Sister Sheila said. ... Read More

  • Scecina senior flies high with lead role in 'Mary Poppins'

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Lauren Gray starred in the lead role of “Annie” when the musical was performed at Footlite Musicals in Downtown Indianapolis. She was just 11 and a fourth-grade student at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. 

    Now a senior at Scecina, Lauren is performing on stage for the first time in the high school’s musical, as she earned the lead role in the spring production of “Mary Poppins.”  “ ‘Mary Poppins’ is the first show I ever saw on Broadway when I was 7, so it’s come full circle ... Read More 

  • Sophomore represents Scecina at Indiana Elite game

     By Cari Gallagher '93Athletics Assistant

    Scecina sophomore Kellianne Mendez represented the Crusaders in the Indiana Elite North vs. South women’s basketball game on March 4. This honor typically is reserved for high school juniors and seniors. 

    “Kellianne is remarkable because she can play virtually any position on the floor,” said ... Read More

  • Academic Super Bowl drills students on deep knowledge

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

    Scecina students who really want to put their brains to the test join the Academic Super Bowl team. They get to represent Scecina in competitions against other high school teams.

    “If you’re really interested in a certain subject, it will definitely help expand your knowledge of that subject,” said senior Jonathan Card

    Academic Super Bowl isn’t about trivia. Far from it. The competition consists of tough questions, based on a theme and focusing on material not normally covered in high school curriculum. This year’s theme is the French... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Madonna (Warrenburg) Wagner '87

    By Rose Branson, Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator

    Madonna (Warrenburg) Wagner ’87 recently was named the 2016 CFO of the Year by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Madonna was honored to receive this high recognition for her role at the Indianapolis Zoo.

    I visited Madonna at the Zoo to talk about her work and her path through Scecina and beyond. Walking through the warm Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center on a chilly February day, I easily could sense Madonna’s passion for the Indianapolis Zoo and its mission of education, research and conservation. She rattled off the names of the orangutans and could recognize them and speak about their individual personalities. She was excited to show us 1-year-old Max, who recently ...Read More

  • Student Ambassadors take on high-profile role at Scecina

    By Amy Noser, Enrollment Management Assistant

    “This opportunity has given me strength in being more social and taking the lead,” says sophomore Hollie Harper, of Little Flower Catholic parish, speaking of her role as a Student Ambassador at Scecina. Composed of sophomores, juniors and seniors, Student Ambassadors are encouraged to do just that – serve and lead their community. This prestigious program allows students to develop their God-given talents and act as representatives of Scecina to the public. 

    Student Ambassadors serve ... Read More 

  • Scecina gymnasts flip for new program

    By Cari Gallagher '93Athletics Assistant

    Scecina Memorial High School is home to the only gymnastics program within the 17 City Alliance Schools, and one of just two programs among the eight-school Indiana Crossroads Conference. Thanks to Coaches Allison Delaney '10 and Elaine O’Brian, and the support of past coach Anne O’Connor, the Scecina gymnastics program is flourishing in a time when many other schools are ending their programs.

     Gymnastics began at Scecina in the 2014-15 school year with just two gymnasts, Molly Griffin ’18 and Mary O’Connor ’17. Despite their limited roster the duo posted several individual top-three finishes during their inaugural season. The ranks have grown over the past two years to include ... Read More

  • Seniors crowned Red and Gold King and Queen

    Seniors Bo Sims and Cali Burgess were crowned Red and Gold king and queen during the annual Red and Gold basketball game on Jan. 27. 

    The following seniors were in the Red and Gold court:

    Macarena Angeles and Anthony Andrews III. Macarena is the daughter of Maria and Genaro Angeles.... Read More 

  • Senior works side by side with Crusaders athletic trainer

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Senior Jackie Hurst, who wants to be a doctor, jumped at the opportunity to assist Scecina athletic trainer Kylee Ort in wrapping and taping injured body parts and observing her work with Crusaders athletes.

     The experience, Jackie says, is “awesome.” 

    “It’s my favorite part of the week,” she said, smiling widely. “My favorite thing this whole school year has been helping the trainer.... Read More

  • Scecina Sweethearts

    By Rose Branson

    Chances are you know a couple from the Scecina community who met while they were at Scecina. It could have been while they were in school, at a reunion, an event, through work (like me) - the list is endless! We want to pay homage to those infamous couples who met through our beloved and favorite school, Scecina. ...Read More


  • Scecina honors "We Care" Award recipient and Super Boosters

    By Cari Gallagher '93, Athletics Assistant

    Scecina celebrated Super Booster Night during the boys basketball game on Feb. 11, honoring several people who have given their time and talent to Crusader athletics.

    The recipient of the 2017 Larry Neidlinger “We Care” award is David Smock. David is... Read More

  • Students dive into Crusaders swimming program

    By Cari Gallagher '93, Athletics Assistant

    Being a competitive swimmer at a school without a pool is like being a fish out of water. When it comes to practice, Scecina’s swimmers spend the season living by the Scecina motto of “giving that little extra,” and following in the footsteps of school namesake Father Tom to go above and beyond. The swimmers have to commit to dry-land training and driving to off-site practices in order to dedicate themselves to a sport they love.

    Sophomore Michaela Lindsey, who began swimming at the age of 6, especially has excelled. She finished fifth overall in the 100-meter freestyle event at the All-City Swim Meet. She also broke two longstanding school records.... Read More

  • 29 students join Scecina chapter of National Honor Society

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

    Twenty-nine students were inducted into the Scecina Memorial High School chapter of National Honor Society on Feb. 6.

     “We are gathered here to formally recognize those students who have attained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 while also demonstrating character, leadership and a willingness to serve others,” said Mrs. Diane Hollowell, NHS moderator and a Scecina math teacher. “These students model excellence for both our school and community.”

     Senior NHS members played prominent roles in... Read More

  • Wrestling takes Scecina junior to new heights

    By Cari Gallagher '93, Athletics Assistant

    The “blast double” is one of the most physically dominating takedowns in wrestling, and it’s the favorite move of Scecina wrestler Leonard Love. The wrestler pressures into his opponent, who pressures back. At that point, the wrestler drops down and squeezes opponent’s legs to bring him down. 

    “It’s the closest thing to a football tackle. I love it,” said Leonard, who also played football this year for the Crusaders. It’s hard to believe the softspoken 195-pounder is ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Johnson '77

    By Rose Branson

    I was very humbled by this news. There are so many people that deserve this award more than me that it is hard to accept. The teachers, staff and administrators that devote their life to Catholic schools are the ones that deserve these types of awards.”

    This is Kevin Johnson ‘77: kind and caring, humble, modest, and puts others before himself ...Read More

  • Scecina graduate's film on Sisters draws crowd back to school

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    “So moving and so beautiful!” is how one movie reviewer described “A Sign of The Cross” after its Scecina premiere on January 29.

     More than 130 alumni, parents and friends attended the showing of “A Sign of the Cross,” a documentary by Scecina alumnus Jeannine “Andy” (Andersen) Murphy ’60 on a snowy afternoon. Her documentary, which has been aired on the Indianapolis PBS affiliate, WFYI, tells the story of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. Many current sisters drove up from Oldenburg for the Scecina event.

    President Joe Therber also welcomed the Sisters, remarking on their long history with Scecina. He also introduced Andy and local TV news anchor Debby Knox, the film’s narrator. 

     "The Sisters had a story never really told before,” said Debby. “I was humbled and proud to ... Read More

  • Crusaders for Life club takes holistic approach to life issues

    By Amy Noser, Enrollment Management Assistant

    Positive. Pro-active. Pro-life. Not only will you find these words on the Crusaders for Life t-shirts, but they can also be seen in the way the club’s members go about their daily lives.

    Jim Maslar, the club’s moderator, says Crusaders for Life members “believe the best way to advocate for a more pro-human society, of which abortion is a central and key issue, is to be holistic, positive and pro-active across the board when it comes to ... Read More 

  • Service is key to this Scecina student club

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    If it’s January, it must be time for the Scecina Key Club’s Annual Coat Drive. Throughout the month, the student service club collects gently used coats, scarves, hats and gloves. Catholic Charities then distributes the warm clothing to refugees resettling in the Indianapolis area.

     The coat drive, now in its fourth year, is a signature Key Club project. But there’s so much more to Key Club.... Read More 

  • Catholic Math League puts Scecina students' knowledge to the test

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

    The test is timed. You have 30 minutes to complete 25 problems. No calculators are allowed. Nearly 800 math students around the country are competing with you. The top three scores from each school are used as that school’s team score.

    It’s the Catholic Math League. This year marks the first time Scecina has participated in this national math contest that...Read More

  • Basketball team offers opportunities for leadership

    By Cari Gallagher '93, Athletics Assistant

    The Crusaders basketball team has sprinted out to an 8-3 start to the 2016-17 season, including a thrilling win at 4A Roncalli for the first time in 40 years. 

    The Crusaders hadn't beaten the Rebels on their home court since 1976. The team also scored victories over conference rivals Beech Grove and Speedway.

    Mario Dippel, a Holy Spirit Catholic School product, has been one of the key players ... Read More

  • Dedication and blessing ceremony brings Scecina friends together

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications  

    Scecina celebrated a special night on Dec. 16, 2016, with the dedication of the new library and the Father Thomas Scecina and Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, displays. 

    “Not since May 23, 1974, have I been this proud to be a graduate of Scecina Memorial High School,” said Steve Hodgson ‘74, vice chair of Scecina’s Board of Directors. 

    “The dedication of our new library and the Scecina Story displays in the main hall was a most inspirational moment,” said Scecina President Joe Therber. “Everyone present felt a ... Read More

  • Scecina alumni are NAIA national football champions

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications  

    Together they played football as teammates at Scecina. In their junior and senior years, the Crusaders captured Semi-State titles and played in back-to-back state championship games.  Together the two Crusader teammates went off to the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. Now, they are national football champions.

    Christian Johnson and D’ylan Richardson, members of the Scecina Class of ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jim Lathrop '63

    By Jim Lathrop '63

    I have received many blessings in my life. I’ve had a successful career, loving family and friends, and a running hobby that has taken me to marathons in all 50 states. 

    I was born into a family of seven boys, six of whom attended Scecina Memorial High School. Our parents instilled in us a work ethic that helped us realize our potential. All of us attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Indianapolis, which helped us solidify our Catholic faith.

    My four years at Scecina were ...Read More

  • Students sound off in Scecina's Rock Band

    By Cari Gallagher '93, Athletics Assistant 

    Scecina junior Hannah Higgins can belt out a tune. She likes being on stage and singing songs with “vocal variety.” Hannah indulges her passion to perform current music as lead vocalist in Scecina’s Rock Band. 

    Rock Band offers a musical outlet for students beyond the typical band and choir classes. Rock Band has been going strong for more than ... Read More 

  • Rite of passage: Senior theology students join the adult world

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Senior Macarena Angeles has worked at a dry cleaners and a fitness center. She knows how to drive. She will graduate high school next May shortly after she turns 18.  But she never had made a doctor’s appointment, something an adult should know how to do. So she ...Read More

  • A net gain for Crusaders volleyball captains

    Mary O’Connor and Grace Wright, senior co-captains of the Crusaders volleyball team, played in the Don Shondell All-Star Volleyball Tournament at Munciana Volleyball Club in Yorktown, Indiana, last month.

    The other players on the victorious West team were from Bishop Chatard, Center Grove, Trinity Lutheran, and Southport and were coached by Chelsea Stroub of Trinity Lutheran. They defeated... Read More

  • Scecina students sharpen their stage skills

    By Amy Noser, Enrollment Management Assistant

    Isabelle Leffler, a Scecina junior from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, thoroughly enjoyed portraying the lead character, Letitia Blacklock, in Scecina's Fall Play, "A Murder is Announced, " a  mystery by Agatha Christie. Isabelle also enjoys meeting new people and watching the characters and set come to life.

    "My favorite part of theater is... Read More 

  • Live from Chicago: Scecina science students go inside the heart

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

    A live patient. An open-heart surgery. A skilled medical team in real time performing a complicated cardiac procedure. 

    It was an intersection of the wonders of modern medicine and modern videoconferencing. There, up on the screen, was the heart of one 65-year-old heavy-smoking male undergoing a triple bypass at Chicago’s Advocate Christ Medical Center. Watching from more than 180 miles away, in an auditorium at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, were 60 Scecina science ...Read More

  • Crusaders football team celebrates team, individual successes

    By Cari Gallagher '93,
    Athletic Assistant 

    Entering the 2016 season as the reigning Sectional champions, the Scecina football team was looking to add to its winning tradition. The Crusaders fought their way to a 7-2 regular season record and claimed the Indiana Crossroads Conference Championship. 

    Amid many outstanding performances by individual Crusaders, junior Drew Lowery proved himself an invaluable member of the football program. By vote of the city's coaches, he was chosen Athlete of ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Charles Sinclair '67

    Charles Sinclair '67, a former Scecina teacher and a graduate of Little Flower Catholic School, was adopted as an infant. He and his brothers and sisters in his adoptive family all attended Scecina. He recently reconnected with his birth family and told the following story on the website of St. Elizabeth Coleman, the Catholic Charities organization that provides pregnancy and adoption services. 

    This is his heartwarming story of tracking down his birth mother and brothers and sisters. ...Read More

  • Scecina students celebrate Senior Mass with new Cardinal Tobin

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Celebrating Mass with the archbishop at the majestic downtown SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral is a special tradition each year for Catholic high school seniors in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. 

    The tradition continued this year on Nov. 30, and the 2016 version was even more special. The archbishop, Joseph W. Tobin, is now a cardinal and Scecina students played major roles in the Senior Mass as the host school. The special day also served as a farewell for Cardinal Tobin, who celebrated his last  ... Read More

  • November Crusaders of the Month

    Each month students are acknowledged for displaying one or more of the values of Scecina Memorial High School, vocation, servant leadership, stewardship, and excellence. These students are nominated by teachers and staff as the Crusaders of the Month. The November Crusaders of the Month are...Read More.


  • Scecina cheerleaders go live on local television

     By Cari Gallagher,
    Athletic Assistant and Cheer Coach 

    Early in the school year I was approached by Petar Hood from WISH-TV (Channel 8) about featuring Scecina’s cheerleaders on “The Zone,”a program that airs every Friday morning during football season. “The Zone” brings Central Indiana extensive of the games in the area. As part of this coverage, WISH-TV features cheerleaders from different schools each week. 

    While all of the girls were excited for this opportunity, sophomore Melanie Capshaw was particularly enthusiastic. 'I've never been to a news station before," she said. "I'm excited to see how it all works."

    Melanie is in her second year of cheering for the Crusaders and is a first-time member of the varsity squad.... Read More

  • Scecina students in unison at Marian University Choral Festival

    By Amy Noser, Enrollment Management Assistant

    It has been said that those who sing, pray twice, noted Sister Norma Rocklage, OSF, Ph.D., during her opening prayer for Marian Choral Festival concert on Nov. 10.

    If that is indeed true, then the Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel was filled with prayer and gratitude as over 200 high school and college students sang together to bring the Festival to a close.

    Along with their director, Donnie Glowinski, Scecina’s Advanced Choir had the opportunity to take part ... Read More

  • Father Tom inducted into Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame

    By Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement

    Father Thomas J. Scecina was inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Nov. 4. Father Scecina was joined by George N. Craig, the state's 39th governor; Col. Harvey Weir Cook, World War I ace and pioneer in civilian commercial aviation; Charles Williams, the founder of Indiana Black Expo and eight others.  

    On behalf of Father Scecina, President Joe Therber received a framed certificate and medallion from U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. “Receiving Father Tom’s awards while representing the school community that bears the Scecina name was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said President Therber. “The story of Father Tom’s faith and unselfishness in the face of unspeakable horror truly captivated the audience at the ceremony. If we choose to ...Read More

  • Letters to veterans: Scecina students express their gratitude

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    For the second year, students in U.S. History and World History classes taught by in Scecina social studies teacher Rebeccah Lowe have written cards and letters to veterans in the VA hospital. 

    “Last year we received a letter from the hospital thanking us for sending the cards and letters,” she said. “It said that they make it more bearable for the veterans and shows our concern for the veteran community.”

    Junior Lorena Meyer, now a student in Mrs. Lowe’s U.S. History class, received a handwritten and hand-delivered note from the veteran she wrote to during...Read More

  • Coach Keen honored with Father Tom Service Award

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Father Tom Day is always a favorite event at Scecina. For 2016, the day was extra special as Scecina honored a long-time coach and also remembered the sacrifices of Father Thomas Scecina, who had been inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame just five days earlier. 

    Each year Scecina presents the Father Tom Service to a person who, as the award reads, places a high degree of importance on Scecina Memorial High School in his or her life and who has “given that little extra” through the years. This year’s award went to ... Read More

  • Seminary trip gives Scecina students inside look

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    For a young man, a trip to a seminary is a practical experience that can help him discern whether he should pursue the priesthood. 

    For Scecina freshman theology teacher Kevin Klaiber, creating such a field trip for students was a personal mission, recently brought to fruition when he took a group of students to Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary in Indianapolis. Klaiber wanted to open their eyes to life as a seminarian. 

     “This has been in my mind since the first day I came here four years ago,” said Klaiber. “I wanted to do more about vocations.” 

     Eight young men signed up... Read More

  • October Crusaders of the Month

    Each month students are acknowledged for displaying one or more of the values of Scecina Memorial High School, vocation, servant leadership, stewardship, and excellence. These students are nominated by teachers and staff as the Crusaders of the Month. The October Crusaders of the Month are...Read More.

  • Scecina soccer team's success goes beyond the scoreboard

    By Cari Gallagher '93,
    Athletic Assistant 

    The Scecina boys soccer team captured its first IHSAA Regional title this year and a trip to the Semi-State tournament in Evansville. Along the way, the team had to learn to overcome inner conflicts and develop its own identity, said first-year head coach Jesse Purvis.

    Soccer, just like other team sports, but more so than others in certain respects, relies on the trust and knowledge of your teammates,” said Purvis, who also chairs Scecina’s English Department. Purvis played soccer at Scecina himself.

    Soccer is called “the beautiful game,” Purvis said, because both teams have to figure out strengths and weaknesses of the opponent’s players; understand the opponent’s strategy; and look to capitalize by creating opportunities for scoring chances. 

    Soccer is one of 20 IHSAA sports at Scecina. Many students compete ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Tony Schmoll '77

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    For Tony Schmoll '77, the Scecina community has always been home. So his return to his alma mater seems destined. This fall he began teaching AP English Literature and Composition, senior English and etymology to Scecina students. "I jumped at this opportunity for many reasons, but primarily to have the opportunity to work with some really great people and with some very nice kids," he said. 

    Schmoll actually began his teaching career at Scecina but left to...Read More

  • Scecina students, teachers praise new library

    By Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement

    Hooray! The transformation of the library is complete. 

    “It is bright and cheery! And somehow airy. It’s amazing. It has the equipment and resources students need. It is absolutely beautiful.” That’s how the school’s librarian Sister Sheila Hackett OP., MA, MS, described the transformation. 

    Others are joining in to give the library transformation high praise. “The seats are more comfortable. There is a section where you can socialize. You have a lot more room now. The library is a lot more appealing now then it was before.” That’s the assessment of senior Ivan Lozano. ...Read More

  • Walking in the Woods with AP Environmental Science

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

     “Why don’t you bring the students to my woods for a day?” 

    It was an invitation Scecina science teacher Marianne Echelbarger could not refuse. Father Aaron Jenkins, Scecina’s chaplain coordinator, was speaking about the cabin and 30 acres of woods his family owns in southeastern Indiana nestled in the picturesque Whitewater River Valley. 

    “I love our woods and so I like to share it ... Read More

  • Crusaders capture 3 ICC conference titles


    By Cari Gallagher
    Athletic Assistant

    During a record-setting fall sports season, the Crusaders won the Indiana Crossroads Conference Championships in cross country, football, and boys soccer. 

    Seniors Jacqueline Kennedy and Andrew Clegg helped lead the cross country team to its most successful season in recent history. Juniors Holden Martin and Henry Egan contributed to the team ... Read More

  • Explanatory Mass is for everyone

    By Principal John Hegarty 

    Monsignor Paul Koetter, pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, will lead an Explanatory Mass for parents and our community at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He will explain aspects of the Catholic Mass. 

    Father Paul presented a similar Explanatory Mass for our students and staff a few weeks ago. I found it very enlightening, even though I am lifelong Catholic and attend Mass at least twice a week. 

     There are reasons for doing things a certain way that I was not aware of. Father explained why Mass ... Read More

  • John Poole opens new chapter with Scecina library project

    Scecina Facilities Manager John Poole likes big projects.   At his home, he just built a new garage to store his 2008 Mustang GT. As facilities manager at St. Malachy Catholic Church and School in Brownsburg, he oversaw two capital campaign projects. 

    At Scecina, Poole most recently has been in charge of the library modernization project. It’s a major transformation, the first renovation of the space since the school opened in 1953.... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Bernadette (Dufour) Lathrop '64

    By Bernadette Lathrop 

    From running a restaurant to running half-marathons across the country … that seems like a lot of coming and going! They were both very big steps to take. When I was a young woman, I had a long, lingering thought down deep to have a restaurant. My move back home to the Irvington neighborhood in Indianapolis after many years away held a plan unknown to me at that time.  ...Read More

  • Scecina students serve at 17 sites in community

    By Maria Siap, Director of Campus Ministry

    On September 19, 210 freshmen and sophomores from Scecina spent the day giving back to our local community. Students worked from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. doing painting, landscaping, cleaning, sorting donations, preparing food, and performing any other tasks needed of 17 sites that included our partner Catholic schools and parishes, schools and community organizations.

    Students and chaperones cumulatively served for a total of ...Read More.

  • Scecina musicians on the road again for Sacred Music Concert

    BBeth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    It's another roadshow for Scecina’s musicians. Scecina music director Donnie Glowinski takes the Advanced Mixed Chorus and the Orchestra to Holy Spirit Catholic Church for the third annual Scecina Memorial High School Sacred Music Concert. The concert is at 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 10. It is free, open to everyone, and features Scecina’s most talented students.

    This year there is no special theme to the musical pieces, but Mr. Glowinski says he did have the idea of “peace” ... Read More

  • A bronze medal for Scecina senior

    BBeth Murphy 

    Scecina senior Chris Duncan spent some of his summer out of the country. In Britain specifically. Although he wasn’t technically on vacation, he did bring back an impressive shiny souvenir: a bronze medal. 

    Chris, who has a third-degree black belt in taekwondo, competed in his second international competition at ... Read More 

  • Congratulations to Scecina's AP Scholars

    By Principal John Hegarty

    Scecina began its Advanced Placement program in the early 2000s with AP Calculus and AP Literature. Today we offer 18 AP classes on a regular basis. Advanced Placement classes are courses set up by The College Board which reward the students with college credit for the class if the student earns a score of 3 or higher on the subject test. The AP classes are offered at no extra charge at Scecina, but there may be a charge to take the AP exam, depending on the class. 

    Results from last school year recently have been reported, and our students did quite well, with 18 receiving the award of AP Scholar or higher. .... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Pete Quinn '76

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    “I can’t imagine life without my Scecina experience.”

    Those are Pete Quinn’s words. Even after an impressive football career at Purdue University and a very successful career in business, he remembers fondly the firm foundation built on the Eastside of Indianapolis......Read More

  • Discover Opportunities at Scecina

    Hi there! My name is Christina Schroedle and I want to share with you some of the opportunities available to all students at Scecina Memorial High School. 

    There are so many great programs offered at Scecina, both inside and outside of the classroom. This includes Honors and AP courses, sports, clubs, arts, and other school-sponsored activities. There is something for each student to get involved in.

    Some of the opportunities that I have taken advantage of ... Read More

  • Scecina's summer campers experience the Crusader way

    Scecina’s month of summer camps provided plenty of learning and activity for 347 young campers this year.

    Jean Donlan, Scecina’s Director of Community Engagement, said the summer camps sessions was one of the busiest ever for the school. “We served 347 kids at our summer camps, and I think they were ... Read More

  • Key Club's Ultimate Frisbee tourney raises $1,000 for charity

    By Beth Murphy

    The Scecina Key Club's Second Annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in memory of Jenny Deery, a Scecina parent who died of leukemia in 2014, raised $1,000 for Inheritance of Hope, a charity that works with families facing a parent’s terminal illness. 

    The event was organized and executed completed by students and grew to more than double in size. ... Read More

  • A busy summer of improvements at Scecina

    It's been a busy season at Scecina Memorial High School with a concrete facelift around the school's perimeter. The sidewalks along the west and north sides of the school have been replaced, and new curbs have been installed in the median on the front sidewalk. Thank you to our generous donors for these improvements.

    Click here to see photos of the improvements. 

  • Alumni Spotlight: David Schisla '80

    By Bob Golobish

    It is Saturday morning and a dedicated group of volunteers are working hard. “We will be delivering 600 to 800 pounds of tomatoes a week by the middle of July.” That makes David Schisla, a 1980 Scecina alum and avid vegetable gardener, smile. ...Read More


  • Crusader football players take timeout for Riley kids

    By Beth Murphy 

    While Crusaders football players play tough on the field, they also like playing like little kids. Which is exactly what they did one recent afternoon during a trip to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Thirteen senior football players traveled to Downtown Indy to brighten the day for Riley patients and ...... Read More

  • Growing in Faith

    By Maria Siap, Director of Campus Ministry

    As Catholics, we see the tradition of spiritual retreat in the ministry of Jesus (Luke 4:1-13, Mark 6:31), and we seek to provide spiritual formation of our students in His image. Retreats provide students with the opportunity to learn about and grow their faith through prayer, reflection and fellowship. ...Read More


  • 2016 Alumni Golf Classic was a success

    The 2016 Alumni Golf Classic changed course from previous years with a switch to West Chase Golf Club in Brownsburg, owned by Scecina graduate Rick Smith ’69 and his wife, Patty (Nonte) Smith ’71.“Many golfers commented on how much they liked the course,” said Scecina Director of Development Jim McGuinness  ...Read More


  • IRA Charitable Rollover now is permanent

    The IRA Charitable Rollover has been made permanent for future years. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift to Scecina Memorial High School without owing income taxes on the amount contributed. Scecina donors Dave and Mary (Robinson) '61 Allen recently used the rollover and were pleased with how easy it was. ...Read More

  • Thank You for Accepting the Challenge!

    Thank you for stepping up to the challenge from Coach Ott Hurrle '70 and supporting Scecina!  


  • May/June 2016: Lex Martin

    Lex Martin Lex Martin was Scecina's quarterback and this spring he decided also to play golf after playing baseball last year. "Lex Martin epitomizes the 'quiet leader,'" says Crusaders football and golf coach Ott Hurrle. Lex is our Male Athlete of the Month. ...Read More

  • May/June 2016: Caroline Friedly

    Caroline Friedly

    Caroline Friedly '16 is the Crusader Female Athlete for May/June. Caroline's favorite quote is "Carpe Diem" and she seized the day this year by playing tennis for the first time and becoming the No. 1 singles player for the Crusaders. ...Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Donald Winston '96

    By Rose Timpe

    You may remember Donald Winston, Class of 1996, from his accomplishments on the football field, on the basketball court and track. He was one of six finalists for Mr. Football in 1995 and won a state title in the high jump ...Read More

     

     

     

  • Scecina celebrates 60th commencement

    The Class of 2016, along with their families, friends, teachers and administrators, enjoyed three days of celebration of the accomplishments and the memories from their four years at Scecina Memorial High School. The festivities for Scecina’s 60th graduating class started with Awards Day. The Class of 2016 was awarded more than $10.5 million in college merit scholarships, which amounts to more than $100,000 per student.... Read More

  • Valedictorian Speech by Ria Rebein '16: Remember the Four "B's"

    By Ria Rebein, Valedictorian, Class of 2016

    This speech was presented May 27, 2016, at the 60th commencement of Scecina Memorial High School.

    "Much of senior year is focused on the future. People ask, what are your plans? What are your goals? What are you going to do with your life? What are you GOING TO BE?... Read More


  • Teacher Spotlight: Jesse Purvis '06

    Each month the Teacher Spotlight highlights one of Scecina's staff members who inspire our students every day.

    Jesse Purvis, chair of Scecina's English Department, decided to become a teacher during his days working with kids at CYO camp while he was in college. Why does he teach now? "I think one of our greatest threats to society is the risk of individuals being under-educated as a result to ... ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Alexandra Rebein '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Ria Rebein is the valedictorian of the Scecina Memorial High School  Class of 2016. She's made the most of her time at Scecina, taking a range of classes from Advanced Drawing to Advanced Business Management. She will attend Indiana University this fall.... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Jenna Nosek '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Beth Murphy

    Senior Jenna Nosek, one of this year's salutatorians, believes Scecina has prepared her well for her next big step: college. She will attend Butler University and major in biology. She would like to attend medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon.... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Lea Thompson '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Lea Thompson, one of this year's salutatorians, will attend the University of Iowa on an athletic  scholarship and will play softball in college. At Scecina, she says, she learned the importance of .... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Corinne Maue '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Corinne Maue is one of the salutatorians of the Class of 2016. She will attend Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington this fall. She plans to major in business and minor in Spanish and to one day earn her... Read More

  • Scholar Athlete: Audrey Sutton '17

    Each week we introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Audrey Sutton has broken out of her shell at Scecina by participating in athletics and clubs. She's a National Honor Society member, a member of the track and field team and a girls varsity basketball player. She also heads a confirmation group at Little Flower Parish. She also has been accepted into the Indiana State University Summer Honors ... Read More

  • Scholar Athlete: Kerrington Shorter '18

    Each week we introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Sophomore Kerrington Shorter is passionate about basketball and music. He is making the most of his Scecina opportunities to develop his interests into a plan for college and career. "I want to attend a Division I college to play basketball and earn my degree in music production," he says. He's a varsity Crusader basketball player and plays the trumpet in Advanced Band.... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Lauren Ryan '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Lauren Ryan plans to attend Purdue University. She is passionate about athletics and has been a fixture on the Crusader volleyball team for the past four years.... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Dominic Petrone '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Dominic Petrone hopes to attend Purdue University. Dominic represents his classmates as Student Council representative. He assists with events such as the canned food drive, Crazy Fridays to benefit local charities, Homecoming events, and Red and Gold spirit week.... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Natalie Donlan '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Natalie Donlan has many interests that she pursues at Scecina. Besides being a Top 10 student academically, she played volleyball and was a cheerleader while also being involved in Baking Club, Key Club, Student Ambassadors and National Honor Society.... Read More

  • Crusaders softball team wins ICC championship

    By Cory Gray, Softball Coach

    Every year, the Crusaders softball players have certain goals they aspire to achieve, one of them being a conference championship.

    With a 5-0 win over Beech Grove on May 11, Scecina met one of those goals: winning the Indiana Crossroads Conference title. With wins against Cardinal Ritter, Monrovia, Beech Grove...... Read More

  • A day at the theatre

    By Beth Murphy

    It was an Agatha Christie “whodunit.” Twenty-nine students from Scecina’s theatre classes entered the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Downtown Indianapolis in search of “how they dunit.” They came out in awe of how much occurs behind the scenes to create that theatre magic.

    The students attended an IRT student matinee ... Read More

  • Scholar Athlete: Shuyao Li '18

    Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Sophomore Shuyao Li has traveled more than 7,000 miles from China to be educated and involved at Scecina Memorial High School. She is challenging herself with diverse honors classes and also in activities such as athletics and the robotics club. ... Read More

  • Scholar Athlete: Leonard Love '18

    Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Sophomore Leonard Love is an avid wrestler who helped lead a young Crusader team of all freshmen and sophomores this year. For his efforts, he was the team's Mental Attitude Award recipient.... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Isabel Dailidonis '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Isabel Dailidonis is wild about horses, and her equestrian skills have won her many awards. She's a world champion in Western and English riding.... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Jonathan Card '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Jonathan Card is the No. 1 singles player for men's varsity tennis and also participates in the Academic Super Bowl team, and the chess and bowling clubs. He's also a big fan of the movie "The Shawshank Redemption." ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Mary O'Connor '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Mary O'Connor plays volleyball, competes in gymnastics and track and field. She is involved in Student Ambassadors, Academic Super Bowl, and Key Club. ... Read More

  • Scholar Athlete: Sydney Johnson '16

    Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Transferring to a new high school right before senior year is not easy, but student Sydney Johnson has quickly found her place in the Crusader community. She is excelling academically with a challenging and diverse class schedule that includes two advanced placement classes, AP Biology and AP Language and Composition. Sydney has decided on Wilberforce University in Ohio ... Read More

  • Scholar Athlete: Tori Hunt '18

    Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Although she has only been at Scecina for one year, Sophomore Tori Hunt has wasted no time making her mark on the Crusader Community. She has excelled academically, earning a 3.81 grade point average. She also participated in the cheerleading program. Tori plans to attend the University of Evansville ... Read More

  • Scholar Athlete: Jose Flores '18

    Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Crusader Jose Flores has three things with him at all times “my glasses to help me see where I am going, my shoes to take me where I want to go, and a positive attitude to help me get there.” New to Scecina for the 2015-16 school year, Jose has excelled in his sophomore year. His 3.56 grade point average has earned him a place on the honor roll. He also participates in athletics. Py plans to attend Purdue University to ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Will Ferree '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Will Ferree plays baseball and football and is involved in Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Academic Super Bowl, Right to Life, and an officer in the Key Club. ... Read More

  • April Crusaders of the Month

    Each month students are acknowledged for displaying one or more of the values of Scecina Memorial High School, vocation, servant leadership, stewardship, and excellence. These students are nominated by teachers and staff as the Crusaders of the Month. The April Crusaders of the Month are...Read More.

     

     

  • Steve Wright '62 creates glass piece for Scecina's benefit

    By Jean Donlan '85

    Steve Wright '62 has been interested in stained glass for over 20 years, and since retiring from Capital City Ford in 2013 has been able to devote more time to this hobby he enjoys so much. Steve generously has gifted Scecina with a beautiful, hand-crafted stained glass Scecina crest (pictured here). This piece is being offered in a raffle through the Scecina Alumni Golf Class in June and tickets can be purchased by ...Read More

  • Scecina marks Autism Awareness Month with special announcement

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina students took part in a special assembly for Autism Awareness Month on April 29 when the school announced a new pilot program that expands services and classes for students who are high functioning on the autism spectrum. For the 2016-17 school year, about five to 10 students will be accepted into the program. Scecina's pilot program is called CREST, which stands for ... Read More

  • Teacher Spotlight: Natalie Leonhardt

    Each month the Teacher Spotlight highlights one of Scecina's staff members who inspire our students every day.

    Natalie Leonhardt, chair of Scecina's math department, says she became a Catholic school teacher to motivate and support teenagers and to be able to share her own faith and help them build their faith. There's a lot more to learn about this University of Dayton graduate and Scecina teacher ... Read More

  • A Tribute to Bernie Shepard '60

    By George Newhart '60

    One of us stands most tall in Catholic devotion, dedication and service, business success, and personal and family commitment. Bernie Shepard, Scecina Memorial High School Class of 1960, died on Feb. 17, leaving behind his wife of 51 years, three children and six grandchildren. In addition to Bernie's loving and devoted immediate family, he left hundreds of extended family members, professional, church and personal associates, his Hillcrest Country Club golf buddies, Little Flower, Scecina and Butler classmates, and many more friends and admirers. ...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Brandon Schroedle '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Brandon Schroedle is captain of the 2015 Sectional Championship football team, Senior Class President and an officer in the Key Club. Brandon faced his biggest challenge when a torn ACL put him on the sidelines. ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Grace Wright '17

    Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Grace Wright excels in her school work, maintaining a 4.25 grade point average, and also on the volleyball court. One thing many people don't know about her? Her photography project earned her a ... Read More

  • April 2016: Tahj Reeves

    Sophomore Tahj Reeves "is the type of kid who will do anything he can to make the team better," says Dave Gandolph '68, Scecina's varsity baseball coach. Tahj also plays soccer while balancing his school work and his social life. He's our Male Athlete of the Month. ...Read More

  • April 2016: Kaylyn Linder

    Kaylyn Linder '17 is the Crusader Female Athlete of the Month for April. Kaylyn is passionate about competing on a high level and plans to play softball at college. ...Read More

  • Scholar Athlete: Py Khonwai '16

    Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    From singing in concerts and musicals, to playing football and volleyball, at Scecina senior Py Khonwai has been able to explore and pursue several of his interests and to share his talents with the community. Py plans to attend IUPUI to study to become ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Molly Griffin '18

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Sophomore Molly Griffin is passionate about sports, especially gymnastics. She doesn’t go anywhere without her athletic clothes and tennis shoes. As a sophomore, she has earned varsity letters in volleyball, gymnastics and tennis. “At Scecina I have had the opportunity to play many sports and meet a lot of new people. Both of these things have made me... Read More 

  • Scholar-Athlete: Edzna Sanchez '16

    Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Edzna Sanchez plans to join the U.S. Marine Corps, travel the world and study medicine. She has been a four-year Scecina Scholar Athlete and a high honor roll student. Her upbeat nature has helped her to overcome challenges, such as learning English as a second language and starting school in a new country. She has thrived... Read More 

  • Student Spotlight: Drew Tucker '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. 

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Drew Tucker is serious about sports and school. He is committed to his education and never goes anywhere without his planner, his pencil, and his phone. He has taken full advantage of the diverse co-curricular activities and athletic programs offered at Scecina to grow in mind, body, and spirit. He will attend Butler University in the fall to study chemistry and biology as part of the pre-med... Read More

  • Scecina Scholar Athlete: Isaiah Bryant '16

    Beginning this week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Isaiah Bryant has been stellar on the field, on the track and in the classroom. He's a four-year member of the Crusaders football team and track team. He's been named a Scecina Scholar Athlete thanks to his  ... Read More

  • March Crusaders of the Month

    Each month students are acknowledged for displaying one or more of the values of Scecina Memorial High School, vocation, servant leadership, stewardship, and excellence. These students are nominated by teachers and staff as the Crusaders of the Month. The March Crusaders of the Month are...Read More.

     

     

  • March 2016: Mario Dippel '17

    Basketball player Mario Dippel, a junior, wins praises from Jason Kehrer '88, Scecina's athletic director, for stepping up his team leadership during the postseason tournament....Read More

  • March 2016: Montavia Rowley '16

    Montavia Rowley '16 is the Crusader Female Athlete of the Month. Montavia plays basketball and tennis, but this well-rounded young woman also plays the drums and was in the recent Spring Musical at Scecina....Read More

  • Senior Eamon Hegarty is film festival finalist

    By Beth Murphy

    Senior Eamon Hegarty is a finalist in the 10th annual Phantoscope Film Festival. He entered the documentary he produced last spring,"Pro Deo et Patria," about Father Thomas Scecina and his experiences as an Army chaplain during WWII and the Bataan Death March. The documentary was his final project in the Advanced TV Production class at Scecina last year. ...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Lauren Gray '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. 

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Lauren Gray has made contributions in many areas during her time at Scecina, from academics to athletics, from fine arts to community service. She is in the Top 10 of her class, an accomplished musician, a varsity cheerleader and a member ... Read More

  • Ott says: "Buy Mulch!"

    So why the heck does Scecina sell mulch as a fundraiser for our athletics department? We went to Ott Hurrle '70, Scecina football and boys golf coach and 2014 Power of Influence winner, for the real behind-the-scenes story of the mulch fundraiser. As is his manner, Ott would not take any credit for starting the mulch sale and helping raise thousands of dollars for Crusader athletics ...Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Angie (Leffler) Therber ‘84

    By Angie Therber

    Four years is such a short time from the adult perspective, but those four years at Scecina forged very strong bonds. There are classmates of mine that I don’t see often, but if I do, we pick up right where we left off, connected by that bond. The emphasis on values like serving others, working to better the community, living in faith, caused students of my era to work together in and out of the classroom. The types of friendships formed within those experiences are ever-lasting. ...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Madeline Gray '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. 

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Madeline Gray has made the most of her four years at Scecina. She's a four-time President's Academic Excellence Award recipient and also was a four-year varsity cheerleader. History is her favorite class. Madeline has been in the Top Ten for the Class of 2016 all four years. She plans to attend the University of ... Read More

  • Sara's Scecina Story

    By Beth Murphy

    For our spring fundraising appeal, we went looking for a student who could exemplify what we believe Scecina offers its students. All signs pointed to Sara Beers. She had shown steady academic improvement and growth as a Scecina student and was accomplished as a member of the Scecina Crusaders softball team.

    Sara, a junior, enthusiastically said yes when asked to be the “face” of our spring appeal, which was to tell the story of ... Read More

  • Cadet Teaching gives seniors real-world experience

    By Beth Murphy

    So you want to be a teacher when you grow up?

    For three Scecina seniors, that’s exactly what they want and that’s exactly what they’re experiencing through Scecina’s Cadet Teaching class. The class allows them to explore their chosen field for college study and career. It also helps out Scecina’s partner schools in the East Deanery of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis by ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Sean Murphy '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. 

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Sean Murphy is a pitcher and first baseman for the Crusaders baseball team and played soccer for the Crusaders last fall. His work in the classroom has earned him academic honors, including becoming a first-time President's Academic Excellence Award recipient this year. Sean’s perseverance and determination, as well as his many awards and accomplishments, speak to the well-rounded young man he has ... Read More

  • Father McCaslin honored by national Catholic school group

    The Rev. John McCaslin, a 1985 graduate of Scecina Memorial High School, will receive a national education award on March 29. Father McCaslin will be given the “Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award” from the National Catholic Educational Association during the NCEA’s annual conference in San Diego. The award honors “the outstanding work of Catholic school educators ...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Delaney Rohlman '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. 

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Delaney Rohlman is an excellent ambassador for Scecina Memorial High School. She is an engaged student, an accomplished athlete, and a compassionate classmate. Her infectious smile and positive attitude brighten the hallways and classrooms. She models ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Jacob Lenne '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. 

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Whether you are discussing Scecina junior Jacob Lenne’s academic prowess, his athletic ability or his hobbies there is one thing you can be certain of: He is a Crusader on the move. In his 2 1/2 years at Scecina, Jacob has flown through difficult ... Read More

  • Teacher Spotlight: Margaret Zeh Fulford

    Each month the Teacher Spotlight highlights one of Scecina's staff members who inspire our students every day.

    By Beth Murphy

    Margaret Zeh Fulford, chair of Scecina's Catholic Theology department, says theology interests her because “it’s at the same time deeply personal, profoundly social and universally challenging.” The main point she conveys to students is that “God calls us to bring his life and light in the world. To do that, we must be love to all, both friend and enemy. Therefore, we must learn not to judge and to take care of the splinter in our own eye.” ... Read More

  • Scecina students bring 'Tarzan' to life on stage

    "Tarzan," Scecina's spring musical production, is based on the Disney movie that was released in 1999 and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ stories of “Tarzan of the Apes” that were published from the early to mid-1990s. The show features the heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins, including the Academy Award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds.” It features a cast of 50 students ... Read More

  • Student Spolight: Jacqueline Kennedy '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. 

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Jacqueline Kennedy has racked up impressive honors for her running, her academics and her volunteer service. She is a triple threat: an outstanding student, a dedicated athlete, and a faithful servant leader. Her list of achievements ... Read More

  • Come watch Tarzan: The Stage Musical!

    Scecina Memorial High School presents “Tarzan: The Stage Musical,” based on the Disney film, at 7 p.m. March 18 and 19. Doors open at 6:30 each night. Tickets are $6; reserved $8. To reserve tickets, email Pam Brake at pbrake@scecina.org or call (317) 356-6377 extension 1212... Read More.

  • Student Spotlight: Holden Martin '18

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. 

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Holden Martin is passionate about music and its place in schools. Holden, who maintains a 4.21 grade point average, believes the music education he began at Guitar Town in Irvington -- and has continued at Scecina Memorial High School -- enhances his ability to achieve his academic goals and to become a well-rounded, lifelong learner. Holden would go on a crusade to make music ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Libby Joson '18

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. This week the Spotlight focuses on Libby Joson, Class of 2018.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Sophomore Libby Joson is passionate about music and shares her beautiful singing voice with the Crusader community. She is a member of Scecina's Advanced Chorus, which performs at the annual Sacred Music Concert as well as the winter and spring concerts. In her studies she pushes herself toward academic excellence by enrolling in high-level courses. This semester alone she is taking three ... Read More

  • Guilfoy takes service from Scecina to streets

    By Beth Murphy

    Jamie Guilfoy ’90 learned his lessons about service in the halls of Scecina and has taken them to heart working the streets of Indianapolis. He was honored in November 2015 with the first Narcan Award from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for using Narcan to save the lives of six people who had overdosed on heroin. Since then, he has used the drug to save two more people and ...Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Frain '12

    By Beth Murphy

    Ryan Frain's story takes him from the fields of youth soccer to Scecina’s football team and onto the University of Illinois. He is a punter and field goal holder for Illinois’ football team and also a full-time student majoring in kinesiology and minoring in communications. As a Crusader athlete, he learned the lessons of hard work and dedication needed to compete. As a Scecina student, he experienced the academic challenges and successes that allowed him to enter a Big Ten university and reach for his goals. This past season for the Illini, Ryan started all 12 games and ...Read More

  • February Crusaders of the Month

    Each month students are acknowledged for displaying one or more of the values of Scecina Memorial High School, vocation, servant leadership, stewardship, and excellence. These students are nominated by teachers and staff as the Crusaders of the Month. The February Crusaders of the Month are... Read More.

     

     

  • Student Spotlight: Sarah Coffey '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. This week the Spotlight focuses on twins Sarah and Katie Coffey, Class of 2016 and daughters of Tim and Mary Ann Coffey of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Sarah Coffey has enrolled in high-level classes at Scecina. Her hard work has resulted in a 4.01 cumulative grade point average and this year she will be recognized as a repicient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. She plans to attend either Indiana University or Ball State to study ...... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Katie Coffey '16


    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. This week the Spotlight focuses on twins Sarah and Katie Coffey, Class of 2016 and daughters of Tim and Mary Ann Coffey of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    When she is not volunteering in her community, Katie Coffey stays busy with challenging coursework, athletics and other co-curricular activities. She says the rigors of her class schedule, coupled with her athletic and club activities, make life hectic. “It is difficult to ...... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Rachel Cox '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Besides earning high academic honors, junior Rachel Cox also plays cello in the school orchestra and is a force on the softball field. A Scecina Scholar Athlete, she has been a player on the Crusaders' Sectional and Regional championship varsity softball teams the past two years and also plays for the highly successful travel team, the Indiana ... Read More

  • Teacher Spotlight: Lee Ann Van Benten

    Each month the Teacher Spotlight highlights one of Scecina's staff members who inspire our students every day.

    By Beth Murphy

    Lee Ann Van Benten, who directs the Learning Differences department, calls her classroom the Academic Success Center. "We call it Learning Differences because these students learn in a different way. They are as smart as everyone else. We have students who are on honor roll, top 10, who take AP (Advanced Placement) classes, and everyone is always surprised by ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Phillip Kozenski '18

    This week our Spotlight shines on two brothers who are taking full advantage of their time at Scecina to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Mitchell ’16 and Phillip Kozenski ’18 are both President’s Academic Excellence Award Winners and Scholar Athletes. They are the sons of Kathy Lamb Kozenski, who graduated from Purdue University and works in education, and Thomas Kozenski, an airline pilot trained in Colorado. The family attends Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Sophomore Phillip Kozenski is a two-time President’s Academic Excellence Award Winner and a two-time Scholar Athlete honoree. He takes a wide variety of challenging courses, and maintains a 4.21 GPA. He is also a member of the Crusaders Boys Tennis Team. ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Mitchell Kozenski '16

    This week our Spotlight shines on two brothers who are taking full advantage of their time at Scecina to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Mitchell ’16 and Phillip Kozenski ’18 are both President’s Academic Excellence Award Winners and Scholar Athletes. They are the sons of Kathy Lamb Kozenski, who graduated from Purdue University and works in education, and Thomas Kozenski, an airline pilot trained in Colorado. The family attends Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Mitchell Kozenski is passionate about building robots, planes, any many other machines. Mitchell has chosen to continue his education at the prestigious Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he will study Mechanical Engineering. ... Read More

  • Scecina alum named as 'missionary of mercy'

    A 1985 Scecina alum, Father Joseph Moriarty, has been chosen to serve as a “missionary of mercy” for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. He was chosen by Pope Francis. He joins 1,070 other men worldwide and only 125 in the United States! ...Read More

     

     

     

  • Scecina Gymnastics team finding success in their second season

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    In just their second competitive season, the Crusader gymnastics program has doubled in size, adding two new gymnasts and a student manager to their ranks. Returning to lead the team are Mary O’Connor '17 and Molly Griffin '18, who played an integral part in bringing gymnastics to Scecina for the first time during the 2014-15 school year. Newcomers Peyton Egan and Bridget Delaney, both seniors, have added depth and experience to the team. ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Zach Burck '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Zach Burck has sought out unique moments to learn by taking full advantage of Scecina's diverse curriculum. He plays men's volleyball and is a member of Scecina's reigning ICC Conference champion Academic Super Bowl team. He plans to study accounting at ... Read More

  • Art students focus on their classmates' portraits

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    People walking the halls of Scecina this week will notice an artistic addition to the rotunda on the main floor. Advanced Art students from Mr. Paul Sinclair’s drawing and painting class are displaying their first project of the spring semester: portraits of their classmates in pencil and pastel. The students b...... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Angela M. (Grigsby) Espada '79

    By Rose Timpe

    Angela Espada, a 1979 graduate of Scecina Memorial High School, is a leader in our community and was the first in her family to attend college and later law school. She has inspired countless future leaders throughout Indianapolis and beyond. Angela attributes her four years at Scecina and the guidance of two wonderful nuns, Sister Dolores Jean Nellis and Sister Lavonne Long, with aiding her in pursuing her dreams of a higher education ...Read More

  • January Crusaders of the Month

    Each month students are acknowledged for displaying one or more of the values of Scecina Memorial High School, vocation, servant leadership, stewardship, and excellence. These students are nominated by teachers and staff as the Crusaders of the Month. The January Crusaders of the Month are... Read More.

     

     

  • Student Spotlight: Abby Woida '18

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Scecina sophomore Abby Woida tackles high-level academic coursework, varsity athletics, and many co-curricular activities, including varsity soccer and competitive cheerleading, as well as clubs. You would think she didn't have time for much else. But this ambitious young woman also is busy outside of school hours, including ... Read More

  • Basketball team celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    The Scecina Crusaders girls basketball team spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 celebrating the legacy and life of the famed civil rights leader. They participated in special programs at the Indiana Historical Society and also performed service through ... Read More

  • Alumni Appreciation Night added to Red and Gold Week

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina hosted another great Red and Gold basketball game, including a popular new twist: Besides the traditional appearance of the Red and Gold Court, and the naming of the king and queen, Scecina also held its first Alumni Appreciation Night on Jan. 9. Several alumni took the pre-game tour of the school, led by Scecina cheerleaders. The alumni, including...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Michaela Heil '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Michaela Heil is an outstanding varsity cheerleader, a mainstay in the Scecina music department, and a perennial high honor roll student. During her time at Scecina she has challenged herself to follow in the footsteps of Father Thomas Scecina and model the core values that Crusaders hold dear.... Read More

  • Rozanne Crump '83 receives Scecina's "We Care" award

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina alumnus Rozanne Crump recently received the 2015 Larry Neidlinger "We Care" Award. She was honored for her commitment to Scecina's athletic program. This award is presented to a person who, like Larry Neidlinger, cares so deeply for Crusader athletes that he or she ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Andrew Clegg '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Competitive running has taught junior Andrew Clegg many skills that he can use in college, career and life. He would like to attend the University of Oregon, home to one of the premier running programs in the country. Andrew has learned that you have to put in time and effort to achieve... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Kristen Sitzman '18

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Sophomore Kristen Sitzman plays in Scecina's pep band, among her school activities. Outside of school she's passionate about dancing and is a member of Dance Connection, an elite performance group. Through the years she has spent thousands of hours taking classes, practicing her technique, and rehearsing ... Read More

  • 2 juniors attend West Point Society conference

    Two Scecina Memorial High School juniors participated in The West Point Society of Indiana’s 11th annual Leadership & Ethics Conference in November.

    Juniors Andrew Clegg and Will Therber were invited to the conference at the Rolls Royce/UAW Training Center in Indianapolis, along with Scecina President Joe Therber. The purpose of the conference is to help students confront the ethical challenges that they face in school today, as well as those ...Read More.

  • Alumni Spotlight: David Ray '96

    By Rose Timpe

    David Ray has a fulfilling career as a project manager for Miller-Eads Company, and he’s a newly elected City-County Councilman for District 19. Not only does David love his position as a project manager working on electrical installations throughout Central Indiana, but he also is more than excited to be a voice for the Eastside of Indianapolis ...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Summer Li '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Summer Li's favorite class at Scecina is physics. She works hard on her studies and still makes time to participate in Scecina's swim and tennis teams and to read books like her favorite, "Pride and Prejudice." ... Read More

  • Teacher Spotlight: Andrew Smith

    This week we introduce the Scecina Teacher Spotlight, which will shine each month on one of Scecina's faculty members. This month's spotlight is on Andrew Smith.

    By Beth Murphy

    Andrew Smith teaches a full menu of social studies classes while serving as adviser to the Robotics Club, the Debate Club and Scecina’s chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. He’s also Scecina’s Selective Service and Voter Registrar. ... Read More

  • Scecina alum appears in Dolly Parton movie

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina graduate Betsy (Kinne) Smith '65 appears as "church and town gossip" in "Coat of Many Colors," which airs on NBC on Thursday, Dec. 10. She loved the experience but had to play in a "hateful" scene when her meddlesome character and others badger Mr. Parton. Smith has had small parts in 19 movies since retiring from her Catholic high school job in May. ...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Bo Sims '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Bo Sims, a trumpet player in Scecina's band, recently was nominated to the DePauw University Honor Band. Bo has a wide range of interests and abilities and he is taking advantage of all Scecina has to offer in order to shape his high school experience into a memorable journey that will prepare him for the next steps in life. ... Read More

  • Class of 2016 celebrates Mass with archbishop

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina’s seniors carried on an Indiana church tradition when they attended the Annual Archdiocesan High School Senior Mass, celebrated by the Most Reverend Joseph W. Tobin, the archbishop of Indianapolis.

    SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Downtown Indianapolis was full of the young people from Indianapolis’ Catholic high schools’ Class of 2016 singing and celebrating the Eucharist and their faith. The Mass ...Read More.

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  • Student Spotlight: Henry Egan '18

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Henry Egan is quiet and humble by nature, preferring to let his accomplishments speak for themselves. In his first three semesters at Scecina, his accomplishments have been numerous. Henry consistently has been on the high honor roll, and his 4.19 grade point average places him in the top three for the Class of 2018. In addition to his academic success, Henry is also a standout ... Read More

  • Vocations panel shares experiences with students

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina Memorial High School recently hosted a vocations panel to introduce elementary and high school students to real people in our community who are happy, energetic and making a difference in their different vocations.

    The idea grew out of the Eastside Catholic Schools Partnership (ECSP) as a way to help students understand that God calls us to specific vocations and how we discern that call. In vocation discernment, a person listens to hear God’s call to priesthood, consecrated religious life, marriage or a sacred single life.

    “The experience was a great way for students to see smart, caring and funny people share examples of how their vocations bring them joy in daily life,” said Scecina President Joe Therber. “Doing so as an Eastside Catholic school community illustrates that we can do so much more for our students together rather than by acting alone.”...Read More.

     

  • Scecina Key Clubbers serve at Buddy Walk

    Members of Scecina's Key Club helped organizers of the 2015 Buddy Walk in Indianapolis.

    “The Buddy Walk is near and dear to my heart,” said Key Club President Corinne Maue, a senior whose younger brother, Evan, has Down syndrome. “It has been a 10-year commitment for me, and I was glad to introduce it as a tradition for our club.”

    The walk kicked off  on a sunny October morning at Celebration Plaza in White Ri......Read More.

     

  • Student Spotlight: Bridget Delaney '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Although she has consistently enjoyed academic and athletic success throughout her school career, Bridget Delaney knows that these new experiences will help her develop even more in mind, body and spirit as she embarks on the next phase of life, planning for college and a career. Having made her mark on Crusader athletics as part of the volleyball and basketball programs for three years, Bridget switched gears in the spring. ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Will Therber '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Junior Will Therber is not content to rest on his high school academic and athletic accomplishments. He is looking ahead to the next step, and once again he has set his sights high. Will plans to attend either Northwestern University or the University of Notre Dame (following in the footsteps of his father, Joe Therber) and major in business. ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Emily Quinn '18

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Emily Quinn is a Scecina sophomore with a passion for reading. She names Vikki Wakefield (“Friday Never Leaving”) and John Green (“Looking For Alaska”) among her favorite authors. Emily finds particular inspiration from Green, trying to model her life after his motivating words “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”... Read More

  • Coin commemorates Father Tom's service to God and country

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina’s Class of 2015 recently received a special token they can keep to remember their school’s namesake. Each received a “challenge coin” that commemorates the life of Father Tom. Scecina alumni who are veterans also are receiving this coin. A challenge coin signifies an important accomplishment that is shared among a select group.

    “This coin should be important to any Scecina graduate to serve as a reminder of the values they learned at Scecina and to continue what Father Tom taught us by his life, sacrifices and death,” said Tom Griffin, '62 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. ....Read More.

     

  • Student Spotlight: Abby Brown '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Abby Brown, who is co-captain of Scecina's varsity football cheer squad, excels in science and wants to study Nutritional Sciences so she can be a crusader for ending world hunger. Abby is passionate about cheerleading and dedicates much of her time to it. The qualities of dedication and tenacity that have set Abby apart as an athlete also have made her a standout in the classroom. ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Bob Cathcart '78

    By Beth Murphy

    Bob Cathcart, Class of 1978, was honored this month at his college alma mater as he was inducted into the DePauw University Athletics Hall of Fame. Cathcart, who graduated from DePauw in 1982, was a linebacker for the Tigers. He was second on the team as a sophomore with 77 tackles and intercepted three passes as a senior in helping the Tigers to a then school-record nine wins ...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Chris Duncan '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Chris Duncan, a junior from Little Flower Parish, has earned the distinction of being named to the High Honor Roll every semester that he has been at Scecina. He is also a two-time President’s Academic Excellence Award winner. Although he excels in all of his classes, Chris particularly enjoys English and social studies. When he isn’t studying at the park, his favorite place, Chris dedicates his time and energy to ... Read More

  • Scecina students shine in Sacred Music concert

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina’s Advanced Choir and Orchestra performed their second annual Sacred Music concert on Oct. 21 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church to a great and enthusiastic crowd. 

    This year’s concert featured unique choices such as “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables,” featuring senior Py Khonwai as soloist; “He Lives in You,” from “The Lion King;” and “Baba Yetu,” which written as a video game theme ... Read More

  • Pat Tucker honored for her service to Scecina

    By Beth Murphy

    Pat Tucker, who has taught English at Scecina Memorial High School for 14 years, is the 2015 recipient of the Father Tom Service Award. Mrs. Tucker received the award from Scecina President Joe Therber at the annual Father Tom Mass on Oct. 23 at Scecina. The Father Tom Service Award is given annually to a person who over the years has “given a little extra” to Scecina.

    “Although I don’t feel that I deserve this award, I accept it with humility and with love for all of you and for Scecina,” Mrs. Tucker said....Read More.

     

  • Student Spotlight: Sam Traylor '18

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    A standout athlete since his CYO days at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sam Traylor received the Crusader Scholar Athlete Award while still an eighth-grader for his efforts and success in both academics and athletics. Now a full-fledged Crusader, Sam is the starting quarterback for the Scecina JV football team and a member of the track and field program. With a 3.94 grade point average, Sam repeated as a Crusader Scholar Athlete in his freshman year.... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Maggie Mayer '16

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Senior Maggie Mayer has embraced the Scecina philosophy of educating the whole person – mind, body and spirit. She excels in the classroom as a three-time President’s Award for Academic Excellence honoree and a member of the National Honor Society... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Jackie Hurst '17

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Like many other juniors, Jackie Hurst has her sights set on college and beyond. Taking full advantage of Scecina’s unique Biomedical Sciences program, Jackie is preparing for a future in medicine. She has narrowed down her college choices to ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Athan Christopher

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Sophomore Athan Christopher believes that he has found his home here at Scecina Memorial High School. “The Crusaders are a big community, and that’s what I like about it,” he said. ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Emily (Huckleberry) Griffin '93

    By Emily Griffin

    "I graduated from Scecina in 1993 with no real idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I had been afforded a quality education from wonderful teachers." She eventually went to culinary school and became a pastry chef. When her husband, Matt, invented the Edge Brownie Pan, featured on TV including "Oprah," they started their own company...Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Jenna Nosek

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student.

    By Beth Murphy

    Senior Jenna Nosek believes Scecina has prepared her to take the next big step in her life: college. She has narrowed down her top two choices to the University of Pittsburgh or Vanderbilt in Tennessee, and has plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. ... Read More

  • Scecina VP heads to families conference and Pope Francis Mass

    David Dellacca usually is the person behind the controls of Scecina’s gadgets, devices and networks. But he has found himself before TV cameras and reporters because of his unique opportunity to attend the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia and also attend the Mass to be said by Pope Francis. He was interviewed for a story in the Archdiocese's newspaper, The Criterion, and also by a TV station ...Read More.

  • Student Spotlight: Z'Nya Banks-Donaldson

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Since enrolling at Scecina, Z'Nya Banks-Donaldson has excelled in the Biomedical Sciences Program, with coursework in Human Body Systems and Medical Interventions. Z’Nya plans to study physical therapy, and she would like to attend ... Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Anthony Battles

    Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight will introduce the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student.

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    The inaugural edition of the Scecina Student Spotlight focuses on Anthony Battles, a sophomore from Little Flower Catholic Parish. Anthony is an outstanding student athlete who maintained a 3.88 GPA while playing football, basketball and baseball during his freshman year at Scecina. Last year, he was a recipient of the ... Read More

  • Scecina's enrollment keeps growing

    Staff report

    Scecina’s enrollment continues to grow at a steady pace. For the 2015-16 school year Scecina has an official enrollment of 454 students, which was reported to the Indiana Department of Education on Sept. 8. That represents a 36 percent increase since 2011. The school appears to be on track to meet its target enrollment goal of 475 students soon. Scecina welcomed a freshman class of 127, marking the third consecutive year that ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Alex Grohovsky '07

    Alex Grohovsky remembers Scecina for the friends he made, the activities that helped him grow, and one class that led to his interest in global economics. Looking at the resume he compiled while at Scecina, it’s not hard to see why he’s been successful in higher education and his career. In high school he performed in musicals and plays...Read More

  • Tax savings await those who give to scholarship program

    If you are an Indiana resident and have thought about making a donation to help low- and middle-income students attend Scecina, now is a great time. A program in Indiana called the School Scholarship Tax Credit makes it possible for individuals or businesses that donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) to receive tax credits equal to fifty-percent (50%) of the amount donated. Two Scecina alumni who are certified public accountants, George Newhart and Jeff Lathrop, help explain the tax credit... ... Read More

  • Alumni share their evenings with Scecina

    By Beth Murphy

    For the past several months, Scecina graduates have returned to the school to take part in a new initiative that’s going to create stronger alumni connections. Scecina alumni from each graduating class from 1957 through 2011 were invited to participate in Alumni Information Gathering Sessions. ...Read More.

  • Tastes Like Chicken will rock this year's Club 53

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina’s Club 53 organizers are excited to announce that the band for this year’s event will be Indy’s Tastes Like Chicken, or TLC. Mark your calendars to attend Club 53: Live and Local on Nov. 14 at Scecina and dance to Tastes Like Chicken. Club 53 is Scecina’s annual fundraiser that features live music, local food and drinks (breweries and wine), and silent and live auctions. This is the first time Tastes Like Chicken, which is celebrating its 20th year, will play at Club 53 ...Read More

  • "A Sign of The Cross" uncovers Sisters' untold story

    By George T. Newhart '60

    Andy Murphy (Jeannine Andersen ’60) has been working diligently on her documentary about the Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg, who have been so important to Scecina over the years. The documentary, which will be narrated by Indianapolis TV anchor Debby Knox, tells the rich history of the Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg, covering their 164 years of outstanding accomplishments. Murphy is director of the documentary, while her Ever Film Productions partner, Amy Pauszek,  is the producer. The title for the film is “A Sign of the Cross"....Read More.

     

  • Receive a tax credit and support a student

     
    Jim McGuinness, director of development and alumni relations

    By Beth Murphy

    A special state tax credit program in Indiana helps more parents send their children to Scecina and other private schools, while also benefiting the donors who provide the scholarships. In 2009, Indiana passed legislation to create the School Scholarship Tax Credit program. This program rewards the donors with a 50 percent state income tax credit for their donations. ... Read More

     

  • Alumni Spotlight: Michael D. Spitzer '60

    By George T. Newhart '60

    “I’ve had a great life,” Mike Spitzer says over and over during an interview about his 44 years in the business of designing and building automobiles, from hot-rod dragsters for racing to custom-designed cars and restored classic autos for private clients.....Read More

     

  • A beautiful day for Scecina Alumni Golf Classic

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina’s annual golf outing on July 17 at Ironwood Golf Club was a time of fellowship and fun as a record number of 160 golfers turned out for the event, which benefits the Kenneth R. Leffler Scholarship. This year’s recipient of the Leffler Scholarship is Delaney Rohlman ’16. Delaney is the daughter of Jay and Janet (Holmes) Rohlman. Janet is a 1984 graduate of Scecina. ...Read More

  • Beth Murphy heads Scecina communications

     
    Beth Murphy

    Beth Murphy joined Scecina Memorial High School’s staff last semester as the Director of Marketing Communications. Beth is a native of Indiana, Pa., and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in journalism. She was a longtime newspaper journalist, working in Anchorage, Alaska, and Indianapolis, and spent the past 10 years as a member of the Indianapolis Star Editorial Board, editing and writing editorials, columns and blog posts. ... Read More

  • Scecina's young Key Club grows stronger

    By Corinne Maue '16

    Being in Key Club has been an incredible experience, and I have learned so much from it. I have served as president of our Key Club for the 2014-2015 school year, and will continue in this position until I graduate in May. My fellow officers (Ria Rebein ’16, Maggie Mayer ’16, Lea Thompson ’16, Brandon Schroedle ’16, Sean Murphy ’16, and Lauren Ryan ’16) and I are thrilled to lead the club this year, and are making plans to improve upon our service from last year. This past year, we have worked hard to complete many different service projects. Some of these included ... Read More

  • 54 Scecina students receive President’s Academic Excellence Awards

    By Beth Murphy

    At this year's President's Academic Excellence Awards Night, President Joe Therber recognized 54 Scecina students who attained the highest academic honors during the 2014-15 school year. The special evening included the top 10 seniors each honoring a special person who served as his or her mentor. ...Read More

     

  • Scecina hosts Missouri youth on mission trip

    By Beth Murphy

     Scecina Memorial High School this week welcomed 80 people - high school and college students and adult leaders - who traveled from Perryville, Mo., in southeast Missouri to help improve the homes and lives of people on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. ...Read More.

     

  • Summer Camps off to a great start!

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Scecina Memorial High School's Summer Camp Program is off to a great start. Over the past two days we have welcomed 150 future Crusaders onto our campus to participate in Coach Rob New's Boys Basketball Camp and Coach Ryan Keen's Track and Field Camp. Both camps will continue until Thursday, June 11...Read More

  • Campus Crusade 2015 raises $14,000

    By Beth Murphy

    This year's Campus Crusade was a big success. We met our goal, had fun and helped our school by raising money for its missions, with the majority going toward tuition assistance so more students can attend Scecina Memorial High School. Here are the Top 10 highlights of Campus Crusade 2015: ... Read More

  • Scecina softball wins 12th consecutive Sectional championship


    Scecina's softball team celebrates its Sectional win on Monday night at Heritage Christian.

    By Beth Murphy

    After three days, a bad start to the championship game and a torrential thunderstorm and rain delay on Saturday, Scecina's softball team needed little time on June 1 to capture its 12th consecutive Sectional title, defeating Heritage Christian 15-6.

    The girls went on to win the Regional before losing to eventual state champion North Central in the Semi-State. ......Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Bridget (Tucker) Esslinger '03

    By George T. Newhart '60

    Bridget took advantage of the many opportunities she had at Scecina to develop into a well-rounded person who volunteers in her community and performs meaningful work in her nursing career....Read More

     

  • Scecina's student band rocks on all over Indy

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    The Scecina Rock Band is making waves throughout Indy. The band, moderated by music teacher Donnie Glowinski, recently performed at the 500 Festival Mini Marathon and Geist Half Marathon, and is scheduled to play at the Little Flower and Holy Spirit parish festivals  this summer. ...Read More

  • Scecina partners with community leaders on Emerson Streetscape project

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    Scecina Memorial High School President Joe Therber, Community Health Network leaders, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and several other Eastside community leaders stood together on May 20 to cut the ribbon on a project that significantly improves a busy Emerson Avenue from 16th Street to 21st Street. The $2.1 million initiative was funded in part by Community Health Network, the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. ...Read More

  • Scecina musicians serve up Sunday of pops

    By Cari Gallagher

    On Sunday, May 17, the Crusader Community came together to enjoy the Scecina Spring Concert, a musical showcase featuring 138 student performers. The theme of the concert was “Scecina Pops,” and featured many well-known songs from today, along with toe-tapping classics that appealed to audience members of all ages. ...Read More

  • New PE teachers bring years of experience

    By Cari Gallagher

    After several years coaching at Marian University, Kurt Guldner and Chad Hardin are together again at Scecina Memorial High School. Guldner and Hardin joined the Scecina faculty as Physical Education teachers this school year. Both men are graduates of Marian and together they bring more than 40 years of teaching and coaching experience to Scecina. ...Read More

  • Latin students score big in national exam

    Five Scecina students who took the National Latin Exam in March have won special honors. The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes, offered to students in Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, Latin III Prose, and Latin IV Poetry, and Latin V-VI. ... Read more


  • Scecina's Okerson wins Kiwanis athlete-scholar award

    By Beth Murphy

    Scecina senior Jacob Okerson was one of five Marion County senior high school boys basketball players who received a Downtown Indianapolis Kiwanis-NextGear Boys Basketball Academic All-Star Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the five senior basketball players who maintained the highest career grade point averages. His brother John won the same award in 2008. ....Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Tyran Thompson '02

    By George T. Newhart '60

    During his four years at Scecina, Tyran had moved from a young man who didn’t see many options in his future, to a mature student poised for a promising future for advanced education, as well as a student athlete with a potential to participate in college-level sports....Read More

     

     

  • Scecina's spring sports outlook

    By Joe Murphy

    The Scecina softball team captured the Regional championship in 2014 with a 5-1 victory over Centerville. They, and Scecina's other spring sports teams, are off and running for 2015. Here's a brief look at what to expect. ... Read More

      


  • Bataan Death March Re-enactment

    By Principal John Hegarty

    "I would like to take you on a journey I made March 22, 2015: the Re-enactment of the Bataan Death March. To understand my journey, I must take you back to the past. It is the journey of a young man, Thomas Scecina, who was ordained into priesthood in 1935. This young man chose to walk in the footsteps of Christ." ...Read More.

     

  • Scecina welcomes new deacon

    By Beth Murphy

    There’s been a new face recently at Scecina's school Masses. Deacon Mike Braun (left, with Father Bob Gilday) is helping serve our Scecina community as Father Noah Casey recovers from his illness. Deacon Mike went to Little Flower school and has a long connection with Scecina Memorial High School. ...Read More.

     

  • Shrum '11 Receives Orr Fellowship

    Bailey Shrum, Scecina Class of 2011, has received a prestigious Orr Fellowship. Bailey is a senior at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame majoring in Communication Studies, with minors in Business Administration, PR/Advertising and Gerontology. She recently accepted a marketing coordinator position at Indianapolis-based FlashPoint as an Orr Fellow. ...Read More.

     

     

  • Pipe and Drum Corps Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

    On Tuesday, March 17, The Scecina Pipe and Drum Corps added Kelly green to their customary uniform of red and gold to represent the Crusaders in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in downtown Indianapolis. Joseph Hegarty, Eamon Hegarty, Joseph Ritter and A.J. Gallagher had the privilege of marching with the Kevin Barry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians ...Read More.

  • Top 10 highlights of Crusaders basketball season

    By Cari Gallagher '93

    An exciting 2014-15 Crusader varsity basketball season has come to an end. The team defeated Howe in the IHSAA 2A Sectional semifinal, a rematch of the City Tournament final, to make it into the Sectional Championship game. Here are the Top 10 highlights of the season ... Read More

     

  • Scecina students experience 'Live from the Heart'

    Thanks to an amazing program by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and the wonders of technology, 37 Scecina anatomy and biology students went live into an operating room earlier this month at Chicago’s Advocate Christ Medical Center to watch heart surgery. ... Read more


  • We Are The Champions

    Scecina’s Academic Super Bowl team won the Indiana Crossroads Conference Academic Super Bowl championship March 11 at Cardinal Ritter High School, recapturing the trophy they last won in 2012. ...Read More

     

     

  • Ott Hurrle Sends Students into the “Shark Tank”

    Economics teacher Ott Hurrle '70 uses inspiration from the NBC TV show “Shark Tank” to teach senior students the joys and pitfalls of designing a business that attracts “shark” investors. Then Mr. Hurrle invited teachers and staff to sit in as the “sharks” to listen to the students’ pitches as they tried to win over the sharks to invest in their companies.  ...Read More

     

  • In Tune with Scecina’s Music Program

    The music program has flourished under the direction of Donnie Glowinski. With 40 percent of students participating, it is one of the school’s largest programs. It has grown from offering Beginning Choir, Advanced Choir and Band to include Orchestra, Music Theory and Music History and Appreciation. ...Read More

     

  • Scecina Senior is National Merit Scholarship Finalist

    Scecina is proud to have a 2015 National Merit Scholarship finalist. Senior Kennedy Bouvier is one of just 15,000 students around the country to win this honor. Kennedy and the other finalists scored in the top 1 percent on the 2013 preliminary SAT (PSAT), which is the scholarship’s qualifying test. ...Read More

     

     

     

  • Alumni Spotlight: Kate (Carrico) Broshears '06

    By: George T. Newhart '60

    Kate feels compelled to stay in close touch with Scecina. She sees the importance of the school, not only as an outstanding educational institution, but also in its support of and interaction with the Eastside community....Read More

     

  • National Award Recognizes Ott Hurrle’s Service to Community

    The Crusader Community knows head football coach Ott Hurrle as a person of integrity and quality and a longtime servant-leader of students, athletes and colleagues at Scecina Memorial High School. Now we know that others in the football world throughout the country share our regard for the coach as he is the 2014 Power of Influence Award winner ...Read More

  • All-Star Honors for Crusader Football Players

    Senior Crusader football players Nate Canterbury and Luke Frain both have been selected to the Region 7 All-Star Football Squad. “Congratulations to Nate and Luke for this wonderful honor,” said football head coach Ott Hurrle. “Region 7 consists of all Marion County schools that field a football team, so the competition for this honor is very difficult.”...Read More

  • Scecina Students Help Lead Archdiocese Youth Rally

    Nearly 20 Scecina students helped lead the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Junior High Youth Rally Jan. 30 at Roncalli High School. There were 130 junior high teens in attendance from all over the Archdiocese as well as 70 adults. Scecina seniors Bo Leszcynski and Gabi Leffler served a special role as emcees for the event ...Read More

     

  • The 2015 Red and Gold Court

    Red and Gold Week at Scecina ended on a high note over the weekend as the Crusaders boys varsity basketball team, led by senior Brian Tutrow’s 26 points, beat Triton Central 61-52. During halftime of the game, the Red and Gold Court was presented, and the 2015 Red and Gold King and Queen were crowned ...Read More

     

     



  • Scecina Wins IPL Power Grant

    Thanks to a Scecina graduate who works for IPL, Scecina Memorial High School has received a $5,000 Power Grant from the Indianapolis utility company for our cafeteria. Patrick Cannaday ’84, who worked in the cafeteria as a Scecina student, and his sister Maureen Rowe, a Scecina staff member, wrote the grant request for cafeteria equipment ...Read More

     

     

  • National Honor Society Welcomes 35 Students into Chapter

    Thirty-five students were inducted as new members of Scecina Memorial High School's chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony at the school January 31, 2015. ...Read More


     

     

     

  • Larissa Biela Stars In Hendricks Regional Health Ad

    Third year Scecina teacher Larissa Biela never dreamed when she was dealing with severe abdominal and back pain a few years ago that her suffering would lead to her starring in a local health network’s advertising campaign to help others in pain. ...Read More


  • Scecina Welcomes New Teachers

    We have two new teachers that have joined the Scecina Memorial High School family.

    U.S. history teacher Jeff Getty and Spanish teacher Stephanie Schulenborg joined the Scecina family this semester. ...Read More

     

     

  • Crusaders Beat Kentucky Team in Hall of Fame Challenge Cup

    2014-2015 Basketball Season

    The Scecina Crusader varsity basketball team represented Indiana well in the 2015 Hall of Fame Challenge Cup, winning its game Saturday, Jan. 10, against a tough Southwestern Warriors team of Somerset, Ky. The Hall of Fame Challenge Cup tournament pits top teams from Indiana and Kentucky in a best-of-five series. ...Read More

     

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jenny (Braun) McNulty '04 and Pat McNulty '05

    By: George T. Newhart '60

    High School Sweethearts 10 Years Later. Jenny had many memorable and life-changing experiences at Scecina, not the least of which was meeting and later marrying her husband, Pat ...Read More

     

  • Placement Test Scholarships

    With the start of the spring semester, the Scecina Office of Enrollment Management is shifting into high gear to assemble the class of 2019. With many future Crusaders already accepted, and new applications coming in everyday, next year’s freshman class promises to carry on the Scecina tradition of a diverse student body who desire a formative educational experience inspired by Father Thomas Scecina. Read More...


  • Crusader Wrestlers Make History

    On Saturday, December 20, 2014, your Crusader Wrestlers made school history when every team member placed in the top five for their weight class at the City Championship Tournament held at Shortridge High School. ...Read More




  • A Growing Music Program

    On Sunday, December 7, Scecina Memorial students kicked off the holiday season with a Christmas concert featuring the Crusader band, orchestra and choirs. The music ranged from the traditional “Away In The Manager” to the unexpected theme from “The Game of Thrones.” ...Read More






  • Senior Awarded Emerald Society Scholarship

    Alison Bachus, Class of 2015, was awarded the Emerald Society Scholarship by the Indianapolis Firefighters – Emerald Society Chapter. President Rob Field ’82, an alum of Scecina, presented the $1,000 scholarship to Alison, a deserving student, who “is loyal, proud, and that goes above and beyond for her school, much like in the image of firefighters, who go above and beyond for others.” ...Read More




     


  • Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg Documentary

    Story by: George T. Newhart, CPA, Class of 1960 and SMHS Board Member  

    “It can be said…that in the shadows of American history…there are stories about women pioneers that have never been told. “ This is an excerpt from the documentary that is currently in production by Ever Film Productions, LLC, owned by Andy (Jeannine Andersen) Murphy, a 1960 SMHS graduate.  ...Read More



  • Merry Christmas to the Crusader Community!

    The students at Scecina Memorial High School, Holy Cross Central, Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Spirit, St. Philip Neri, St. Michael Greenfield, and Little Flower want to wish everyone in the Crusader Community a Merry Christmas! Check out their video Christmas Greeting...






  • Guidance Team Helps Students Succeed

    Do you remember that popular United States Army recruiting slogan, Be All That You Can Be? The Army used it for over 20 years. That’s a good long run. Well, for over 60 years, Scecina Memorial High School (SMHS) has encouraged all students to develop their God-given talents to the fullest, to be all that they can be. ...Read More

     

  • Father Bob Gilday Recognized for Service to Scecina Memorial

    “A tradition of Scecina Memorial High School is to present the Father Tom Service Award to a person who, as the award reads, places a high degree of importance on Scecina Memorial High School in his or her life and who has "given that little extra" through the years. Father Scecina was quoted as having said those words—“give that little extra.”
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Chris Wilson '02

    By: George T. Newhart '60

    Chris Wilson ‘02 has a dream job that everyone wishes they had. In his very important and challenging role at the WISH-TV 8 in Indianapolis, Chris oversees all the activities of Daybreak, the station’s morning show, a responsibility which includes...Read More

     

     

  • The Value of Scecina Athletics

    Story by: Coach Ott Hurrle, Class of 1970

    The general public may look upon high school athletics and think of them as good, positive extra-curricular activities. Scecina Athletics are much more important in the lives of our students than just extra-curricular activities. Our student-athletes, experience firsthand that there is a right way to do things and a wrong way. Demands and high expectations placed on Crusaders through athletics are much greater and much more rewarding than the already-high requirements of all Scecina students...Read More

     

     

  • Scecina Community Enjoys Club 53

    Club 53 raises funds to support tuition assistance, student life, and athletic programs at Scecina Memorial. The event brings together alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to socialize, listen to live music, enjoy local food and beverages, win cash door prizes, and bid on exciting auction items, all in a relaxed environment. ...Read More


     

  • SMHS Enrollment Management Has New Leadership

    Our Vision for Scecina Memorial High School is, “Welcoming all who desire our Catholic education, we are the school of choice for students and families seeking unique moments to learn, grow, and go forth to transform the world inspired by the light of Christ” says President Joe Therber. “Every day we pursue this vision. I think that our Office of Enrollment Management has made a great leap forward by welcoming new leadership this fall”. Kelsey Abelein is the new Director of Enrollment Management...Read More.



  • Classes Will Resume Tuesday, November 11

    Scecina Memorial High School will have classes on Tuesday, November 11.

    The broken water main that had caused classes to be cancelled on Monday has been repaired. ...Read More.

     

     


  • Crusader to Join the Crimson Tide

    Trevor Grismore, a senior here at Scecina, has been accepted and plans to attend The University of Alabama next fall. Trevor will be a part of The Culverhouse College of Commerce, which has received national recognition for excellence in business education. A great place to be, since he plans on majoring in Business Management.

    Trevor is the son of the late Amy Grismore and the grandson of Harold and Yvonne Grismore...Read More

  • Broken Water Main Cancels Classes on Monday

    Broken Water Main Cancels Classes at Scecina Memorial High School on Monday

    Because of a broken water main and the school building being without water service, classes at Scecina Memorial High School are cancelled for Monday, November 10 ...Read More.


  • We're "A" Rated!

    The Indiana State Board of Education Awards an "A" Letter Grade to Scecina Memorial High School. After reviewing the academic growth of its students, graduation rates, as well as college and career readiness, the Indiana State Board of Education has awarded Scecina Memorial High School (SMHS) an A Letter Grade for 2014 ...Read More


     

  • Sr. Lavonne Long Asks For Your Prayers



    Dear Scecina Memorial Community,

    Recently, Sister Lavonne Long, O. S. F., called me and then sent a letter from her heart and from her room in the Motherhouse in Oldenburg. She asked if I would share her letter with our Scecina community; the answer was unhesitatingly “yes.” As a tireless advocate, cheerleader, counselor, and friend, Sister Lavonne will always be a gift to Scecina Memorial High School. Click on this link to see a copy of her signed letter. Thank you for reading it.

    President Joe Therber

     

  • Fall Senior Night 2014



    Neither wind, nor rain, nor dark of night could keep the Crusader Community from celebrating its senior athletes and pep band members on Friday, October 3, 2014. Despite the less than ideal weather conditions, 45 senior athletes and band members, along with their friends and family, gathered at Arsenal Technical High School to celebrate the accomplishments of members from the class of 2015.. ...Read More


     

  • Class of 2018 Sets New Record

    When you walk through the halls of Scecina Memorial High School, you might start seeing double.  The Class of 2018 has not one, not two, but five sets of twins! ...Read More

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Scecina Pipe and Drum Corps goes to Dublin (Ohio)

     

    On a rainy, overcast weekend typical of Ireland, three musicians from Scecina’s Pipe and Drum Corps journeyed to Dublin, Ohio with their families to participate in the world’s largest Irish Heritage Festival. Included in the group were founding members Joseph (2015) and Eamon (2016) Hegarty and the corps newest bass player AJ Gallagher (2018). The boys spent two days at the festival learning about their Celtic heritage, experiencing demonstrations in artisanal woodworking, basket weaving...Read More

     

     

  • Coach Hurrle '70 Named Power of Influence Award Winner


     

  • The Future Starts Today


    “The Future Starts Today, Not Tomorrow.”-Pope John Paul IIWith these words in mind, the Scecina Athletic Department welcomed over 60 CYO football players and cheerleaders from our East Deanery partner schools to the 2014 football home-opener against conference rival Speedway High School. Proudly sporting their team uniforms, the boys and girls filled the stadium at Manual High School...Read More.

     

  • Scecina Mourns the Loss of Brian Hawkins


    Today, Scecina Memorial High School mourns the death of a valued and committed member of our staff and community, Mr. Brian Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins began serving as a full-time teacher and coach at Scecina Memorial High School in 1995...Read More.

     

  • 2014 Scecina Service Day


    Scecina Memorial's annual Service Day was held on Monday, September 15th. Members of the freshmen and sophomore classes spent their day in service to 16 sites around the community. The day began with a brief prayer service, and then the students were split into their service site groups to meet each other and begin the day’s activities...Read More.

     

     

     

     

  • Being a Co-Worker in God's Kingdom


    What makes a good co-worker? Most people answer this question with a simple answer: communication. But at our 2014 Staff Retreat, Campus Ministry coordinators Angie Pometto and Margaret Zeh Fulford led the Scecina Memorial staff in considering a deeper question. What does it mean to be a good co-worker in God’s Kingdom and at Scecina Memorial High School? ...Read More

  • Crusaders Attend Hoosier State


    3 crusaders attend hoosier boys/girls state

    American Legion’s Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State are selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. Three students from Scecina Memorial were selected to participate in the 2014 sessions of Hoosier Boys State and Hoosier Girls State. ...Read More

     

     

     

  • Expect to Win


    The 2014 Crusader Baseball team entered every game inspired by their motto: “expect to win.” The result? The senior-laden team chalked up 17 wins to only 8 losses, including an exciting extra-inning victory over Cathedral High School. Several players were honored for their performance, and the Crusader Athletic Department recently learned that Head Coach Dave Gandolph ’68 received an impressive honor as well...Read More

  • Scecina Selects Microsoft’s Office 365 for Education Platform

    Office 365 for Education is providing faculty, staff, and eventually students at SMHS with cloud-based versions of MS Office products, email, file storage, and web conferencing.
    SMHS President Joe Therber said “Technology is part of our Strategic Growth Plan. It is a necessary part of our overall efforts to provide our students with an outstanding education that prepares them to succeed in the 21st Century.” ...Read More

  • Robotics Club Continues to Grow

    There are so many different groups for students to get involved in at Scecina Memorial High School. One of the most unique and challenging groups to join is the Robotics Club. The students who participate in the Robotics Club are faced with the task of creating their own robots; they learn how to program and code in order to get their robots ready to compete...Read More

     

     

     

  • Coach Padgett '01 Reflects On All-Star Experience


    The Indiana Football Coaches Association hosts an annual all-star game each summer to recognize the top players and coaches in Indiana. This year, Coach Kyle Padgett '01 was selected to serve as an assistant coach for the South Team.  The players and coaches spend a week together preparing for the game, and for many it is this experience that is the highlight of the week. We asked Coach Padgett to give us glimpse...Read More

     

     

     

     

  • New V.P. to Begin New Era in Tech

     
     David Dellacca

    Over the past two years, the Scecina Memorial Technology Committee and many other people have been instrumental in laying the foundation for a new technology era at our school. Today, this era has begun in earnest with President Joe Therber’s announcement that Mr. David Dellacca has been hired to serve as the school’s first Vice President of Technology...Read More

     

     

  • Boys Basketball

    Location: Scecina Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Siblings Stand Out On National French Exam



     Sabrina Georges '15

    This past spring, several students participated in Le Grand Concours, or the National French Contest. Two Crusaders finished in the top ten at both the State and National levels!...Read More

     

     

     

  • I Wanna Rock!

    During World War II, Father Thomas Scecina was among the many POWs who lost his life on a Japanese Imperial ship. Today, students at Scecina Memorial remember the bravery of Father Scecina in many ways; one way is by naming the school’s rock band after the ship he died on...Read More

     

  • Cross Country

    Summer Conditioning Be at the location listed below at 7 am, with water, ready to run! Day  Location Monday Southeastway Park Tuesday Scecina Wednesday Paul Ruster Park Thursday Scecina       

  • 2014 Commencement Reflection

     

     Olivia Page '14

    Graduation, we actually made it this far. For some it was a relief to finally be done with projects, classes, and school in general. However, there is always a little fear for the uncertain future. What will college be like? Will I stay friends with my Scecina classmates? What should I be when I grow up? ...Read More

     

     

  • 2014 Baccalaureate Reflection

     
     Sarah Elam '14

    It seems fitting that one of the Class of 2014’s last moments as a senior class was spent celebrating Mass together in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Processing into Mass, it felt like the beginning of the end for our time together, but everyone made sure to be all smiles and no tears...Read More

     

     

  • Girls Basketball

    Due to exterior gym improvements, Girls' Basketball conditioning will start on Thursday, June 12th at 6:00pm. It will then take place on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the following days: 6/24, 6/26 7/8, 7/10, 7/15, 7/17, 7/22, 7/24, 7/29, 7/31 8/5, 8/7

  • Softball | Fruity Thursday

  • Super Academics!

    The Academic Super Bowl Team is a great example of students working together to achieve academic success. These students, and the teachers who coach them, put in countless hours reviewing and studying materials in order to prepare themselves for interscholastic competitions. Members of the 2014 Academic Superbowl Team are...Read More

     

     

     

  • Girls Soccer

    Begins June 9th Tuesday 7:30AM-9AM Wednesday 4PM-5:30PM Thursday 4PM-5:30PM Friday 7:30AM-9AM Location: Scecina Soccer Field Please bring appropriate equipment. Cleats and shoes.

  • Boys Soccer

    Begins June 2 Monday 7:30am-9am and Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm Location: Scecina Please bring appropriate equipment. Cleats and running shoes.

  • Girls Volleyball

    2014 SUMMER CONDITIONING PROGRAM Dear Incoming Lady Crusader, You are quickly approaching one of the greatest times in your life, becoming a Scecina Memorial High School athlete! Over the past several years we have implemented a summer conditioning program for the Girls Volleyball players. This approach has elevated our program to a high level of competition.

  • Football

    Conditioning Begins Monday, June 2 Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 6:30AM--9:30AM Location: Scecina Blockhouse Please bring both cleats and running shoes.

  • Celebrating Our Latin Scholars

    Every year, a handful of Scecina Memorial Latin students join over 140,000 others from across our nation in taking the National Latin Exam. The exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a timed, 40-question, multiple-choice test offered to students on seven levels. This year, five Crusaders took the 2014 National Latin Exam and...Read More.

     

  • Underclass Retreats Return!

    “All of it,” writes a freshmen student in response to the question “What was your favorite part about retreat?” Another student wrote that the retreat helped him feel closer to God and to his classmates.This past April saw the return of underclass retreats to Scecina Memorial High School. The program was reinstated as a result of the fruits from the Strategic Growth Plan’s focus on the Catholic Identity...Read More.

     

  • Three Seniors Help Team Peyton

    On April 25, three Scecina Memorial seniors had an opportunity to give back to the community and meet one of their football heroes at the same time. Nolan Ayres ‘14, Gary Fisher ‘14, and Jordan Brown ’14 volunteered with St. Vincent’s Sports Medicine to help run the Team Peyton All Stars...Read More.

     

     

  • Sprechen Sie Baseball? | Senior to Play in Germany


    Aaron Leming ‘14 was selected to represent the United States in a series of international baseball games versus teams from Germany and The Netherlands this summer. He will spend two weeks in Germany and Holland playing baseball and...Read More.

     

  • Rogers '14 Earns Athlete of The Week

  • Boys Volleyball Begins New Tradition

    Any fan of Crusader Athletics knows that the Lady Crusader volleyball program has enjoyed a great amount of success over the past twenty years. Longtime teacher and coach, Brian Hawkins, has built a successful volleyball program that produces quality players year after year. But what the Crusader Community may not realize...Read More

     

  • Crusaders For Life | Alive and Active

    The Catholic social teaching of Right to Life promotes compassion and concern for all human beings from the time of conception to a natural death; aiming to protect those who are innocent and vulnerable within society. Crusaders for Life is a club at Scecina Memorial with the goal of...Read More

     

     

  • Clubs Teach Students Life Skills

    Co-curricular clubs and activities are an important aspect of Student Life at Scecina Memorial High School. The school currently has 20 clubs that students can join, with more planned for the coming year...Read More

     

     

     

  • Jim Gavaghan Honored With Neidlinger Award

     


    On February 22, 2014 Jim Gavaghan was honored for his commitment  and service to Scecina Memorial athletics by being awarded the Larry Neidlinger "We Care" Award...Read More

     

     

     

     

     
  • Lady Crusader Basketball | Gavaghan ’14 Tops 1,000

    The 2013-2014 season was a year of improvement for the Lady Crusaders. The team posted 10 wins—two more than the previous year—and fired up the Scecina faithful with determined effort and enthusiasm. In addition to the team success, the season will be remembered for the individual accomplishments of the program’s four-year starter, Shannon Gavaghan ’14...Read More

     

     
  • Crusader Football | Scholar-Athlete Tradition


    The National Football Foundation was founded in 1947 to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America's young people. The Crusader Football Program shares this admirable goal, and the Foundation has taken notice...Read More.

     

  • Scecina Memorial Key Club Receives Charter

    It’s official. On Thursday, March 5, 2014 Scecina Memorial’s Key Club was officially chartered by the Northwest Indianapolis Kiwanis Club. Students, parents, and representatives from Kiwanis International were on hand for the chartering ceremony and induction of members...Read More

      

     

  • Cheerleaders Place 3rd in ICC Tourney

    The Scecina Memorial cheerleaders spent June through March supporting the Crusader athletes at football and basketball games, as well as at Senior Night for the tennis, volleyball, and soccer teams. In addition to cheering at 50+ plus games throughout the school year, the squad makes banners, decorates lockers, and provides sweet treats to the athletes of Scecina. But last Saturday, March 1, it was the cheerleaders' turn to stand in the spotlight...Read More


  • The Daily Drive

     

    From mid-October through January, hardly a day passed without SMHS students leading our school community in efforts to enhance the greater community. While students annually give back through Service Day and the "Extra" Service Program, a number of student life clubs "give that little extra" to those in need... Learn More


     
  • Let's Play Ball!

    Dave Gandolph '68 Returns to Lead Crusader Baseball

    Some baseball coaches would be content to retire after being named to the IHSBCA Hall of Fame and posting over 700 career victories. But Dave Gandolph '68 and his wife, Ann (McAtee) Gandolph '67, saw a very special opportunity for Dave to continue his passion for coaching and the game of baseball at their alma mater.

    In November, Dave was officially hired as the new Head Coach of the Scecina Memorial Baseball program...Read More

     

  • Godhigh '14 Earns Scholarship

     

    This past fall, the Indianapolis Fire Department's Emerald Society established a need-based scholarship at Scecina Memorial High School. The scholarship was to be awarded to a deserving student who displayed positive citizenship and leadership... Read More

     

  • Our Key Club Is Famous!

    Key Club Brochure

    Kiwanis International’s Key Club is one of many student life programs offered at Scecina Memorial. In October, several Crusaders modeled for Kiwanis International at a photo shoot... Read More

     

     

     

     
  • Full Speed Ahead | Michael Kennedy '14 Admitted to U.S. Naval Academy

    In the last issue of The Crusader, we highlighted the summer activities undertaken by several students and staff. One feature was on Michael Kennedy '14, who spent a week at the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. ...Read More

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