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  • Fractal Project continues after successful reception at Scecina

    Working with artisans from diverse backgrounds, Indianapolis artist Conrad Cortellini’s first “Quadro” of his Feedback Fractal Project was built in space donated by DeveloperTown, an Indianapolis high-tech startup company, and completed in August 2016. 

    At the invitation of Scecina President Joe Therber, Cortellini, a 1961 graduate of Scecina, set up an artist-in-residence studio at Scecina in February 2017, where students and other artisans built Quadro Two – the Scecina Quadro over the course of two years. ... Read more

  • Summer Project 2019

    A special thank you to those listed below for supporting Scecina's Summer 2019 project! The entire project is $85,000 and includes the following opportunities: STEM, Music, Theology, Activity Bus, and Athletics. ... Read More

  • Reception for World’s Largest Paper Sculpture

    A work of art, a 3D portrait of “Chaos” that may well become the world’s largest paper sculpture, is being created inside an Indianapolis high school.  

    Indianapolis artist Conrad Cortellini, a 1961 Scecina graduate and current artist-in-residence at Scecina Memorial High School, began the Feedback Fractal Project (Project) as a grand experiment based on new ideas, new imagery, and new approaches in art making. The Project has set out to produce a work of art entitled “Splendor of the Firmament.”  ... Read more

  • Scecina senior aims high, will attend U.S. Air Force Academy

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Scecina senior Andrew Smith has made up his mind: He’s accepted his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

    Drew, as he goes by, was nominated to the academy by U.S. Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana this winter and received his appointment in March. He waited until he visited the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in late April before making a final decision....Read More

  • Sheriff Kerry Forestal to Speak at Scecina Business Connection

    Marion County Sheriff Kerry Forestal will be the next guest speaker at the Scecina Business Connection on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

    Sheriff Forestal grew up on Indianapolis’ Eastside. After graduating from Scecina Memorial High School in 1974, and studying Criminal Justice at Ball State University and IUPUI, he joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Department in 1977. He is a former U.S.Marshal. Read more...

  • Academic Super Bowl team is going to State Finals

    Way to go! Scecina’s Academic Super Bowl team is going to the State Finals in social studies, math, and science. Finals are on Saturday, May 4, at Purdue University.

    The team won the Indiana Crossroads Conference championship on March 6. 

    “It was definitely an exciting evening,” said Mrs. Sarah Smith, the club moderator who also coaches the science team... Read More

  • New Horizons Band to play free concert at Scecina

    New Horizons Band of Indianapolis will perform a free concert of big band and Broadway favorites at Scecina Memorial High School at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019.  

    New Horizons Band of Indianapolis was founded and is co-directed by Sam Rhinesmith, who was Scecina’s first band director (1955-61) and started the Scecina music program. Rhinesmith retired as band director at North Central High School. 

    At the free April 28 concert, the 50-member band also will play the fight song, which was written by Rhinesmith, as well as the school song and alma mater. ...Read More

  • Scecina Teacher Spotlight: Jesse Purvis '06

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Jesse Purvis was senior class president at Scecina, graduating in 2006. He returned to Scecina after getting his bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Wabash College, and he’s still a leader, now serving as chairman of Scecina’s English Department.

    You’ll also see him with a microphone in hand leading Scecina pep rallies and announcing Crusader football and basketball games. He also is head coach of the boys varsity soccer team and the English coach for Scecina’s Academic Super Bowl team, which won the Indiana Crossroads Conference championship in March. ... Read More

  • Running couple Bernadette (Dufour) '64 and Jim Lathrop '63 will be grand marshals at Scecina's 2019 walkathon

    On Jan. 20, Bernadette (Dufour) Lathrop ’64 crossed the finish line in Maui, Hawaii, her 50th half-marathon in the 50th state. 

    That marked a personal milestone as well as a big achievement in her marriage, as half of the “Running Lathrops.” Her husband, Jim Lathrop, Scecina Class of 1963, completed his 50th full marathon in every state in November 2016. ... Read More

  • Tim McGinley talks about basketball at Scecina, Joe Sexson, and success

    Scecina graduate Tim McGinley ’58 was inducted into Marian University’s Clayton Family Circle of Honor on April 9. After graduating from Scecina, McGinley played basketball at Purdue University and went on to found House Investments and chair Purdue's Board of Trustees for 16 years.

    Scecina interviewed McGinley after he was honored. Here are excerpts of the interview: ... Read More

  • Tim McGinley '58 inducted into Marian University's Circle of Honor

    By Beth Murphy,
    Director of Marketing Communications

    Scecina alumnus Tim McGinley was honored at Marian University’s 10th annual Clayton Family Circle of Honor Induction Dinner on April 9.

    It was a great night for him, and for Scecina Memorial High School.... Read More

  • Tax savings await those who give to scholarship program

    Are you are an Indiana resident? Do you want a tax credit for making a donation to help families afford a Catholic education at Scecina? Scecina alumni share their positive experiences with the program. ... Read More

  • Scecina alumni, staff honored at Indianapolis St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    Scecina was well represented at the Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Kevin Barry Division #3. 

    The March 10 celebration started with the Very Rev. Joe Moriarty, Scecina Class of 1985, celebrating the Irish Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Downtown Indianapolis. ... Read More


  • Meet cast and crew of Scecina's spring musical 'Once on This Island'

    Scecina's spring musical, "Once on This Island," will be performed at 7 p.m. March 22 and March 23 in Scecina's gymnasium.  

    Meet the core cast and the production stage managers of "Once on This Island" in these biographies written by students. ... Read More

  • New Scecina stage curtains: A legacy gift from the Class of 1967

     A new era opened at Scecina on March 7 when the old stage curtains were replaced with the updated 2019 version.

    The new curtains are a gift from members of Scecina’s Class of 1967. They chose to make the new curtains their legacy project for their 50-year reunion.... Read More

  • Scecina alumni share advice with business students

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Gregg Neidlinger '79 was the most recent speaker at Scecina's Business Management class.

    The Business Management speaker series is now over a year old, and 14 people, mostly Scecina alumni, have now shared their business insights and acumen with current Scecina students.

    Gregg Neidlinger's father was the late Larry Neidlinger, who was a longtime administrator, teacher, and coach at Scecina.... Read More

  • Thanks to Crusaders wrestling supporters, it was a great year

    By Jim Donlan

    Scecina Wrestling reached out for help in 2017, and many of you responded! Because of many generous gifts, the wrestling program was able to purchase two lightweight, roll-up wrestling mats that allowed Scecina to host six home dual meets, three five-way invitationals, and the first Central Indiana JV Championship. ... Read More

  • Scecina students excel in state French competition (Les étudiants excellent à la compétition de français )

    Scecina students were big winners at the 2019 Congrès as they competed with other middle-school and high-school French students from throughout Indiana.

    “It was such a success for our students,” said Ms. Leila El-Murr, French teacher. Congrès is a competition in which the most passionate and hard-working French students compete every year, said Ms. El-Murr.... Read More

  • Jim Nitchman '67 receives 2019 Neidlinger 'We Care' Award

    Jim Nitchman was honored recently for his support of Scecina Memorial High School for more than 50 years.

    Jim was honored Feb. 9 during halftime of Scecina's basketball game.

    Five others were honored as Scecina Super Boosters for their support of Scecina athletics. ... Read More

  • Catholic Schools Week Essay Contest

    Sophomore Owen Schreiber took first place in the second annual Scecina Catholic Schools Week essay contest with his work, “Why I Chose Catholic Schools.” 

    The award was presented after Mass on Feb. 13. Nineteen students entered the Catholic Schools Week essay contest this year. They each received a certificate and a $5 Starbucks card. ... Read More

  • Scecina Teacher Spotlight: Paul Sinclair, Art

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Paul Sinclair was an artist before he was a teacher. Art is what brought him to teaching.

     Mr. Sinclair was interviewing in the world of artists when a teaching job came open. His plan was to teach for seven years and then go back to art full time. His experience with helping students through art convinced him to remain in teaching. 

    “While teaching high school for several years, I realized I was able to reach some of my more difficult students,” he said.... Read More

  • Kate (Carrico) Broshears '06 inspires Scecina students to follow opportunity

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Kate (Carrico) Broshears ’06 knows her life path has veered off in some unexpected directions. She was smart enough to know that, when opportunity was knocks, you should open the door.

    She’s now vice president of external relations for Ascend Indiana, a nonprofit that connects college students and early-in-career job-seekers with employers, kind of like does for couples. Broshears addressed the opportunities that are out there when she spoke at a Scecina Business Connection event and then to juniors and seniors in the Business Management class recently.... Read More

  • Scecina graduate makes connection between job-seekers and Indiana employers

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    At Ascend Indiana, Scecina graduate Kate (Carrico)  Broshears ’06 is helping Indiana solve a problem that’s plagued it for years: finding talent in state to fill the jobs of the 21st century, which includes plugging the “brain drain.” 

    Broshears is vice president of external relations for Ascend, which connects students and early-in-career job-seekers with employers in need of employees with the right skills. ... Read More 

  • Scecina's Class of 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian

    Katelyn Renee Hartman is the valedictorian for the Class of 2019 at Scecina Memorial High School, and Andrew Kriech Smith is the salutatorian.

    Scecina President Joe Therber and Principal Joe Brettnacher, Ph.D., announced the valedictorian and salutatorian this week. Katelyn was at the top of the class with a grade point average of 4.32. Andrew’s GPA is 4.27.

    Katelyn plans to study chemical engineering at Purdue University.... Read More

  • Kalynn Huntoon: Academic Advisor to Scecina students

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    What does a Scecina guidance counselor do? 

    Well, isn’t it obvious? They guide students! True, but let’s go behind the scenes to learn more. 

    Scecina’s Guidance Department is a full-service unit with a college and career counselor, a social worker, an academic advisor, and the director. 

    Kalynn Huntoon has spent her entire high school counseling career at Scecina, where she has worn different hats. She’s now the academic advisor. She checks students’ grades and works with them individually to see how she can support them to get their grades up. ... Read More

  • Scecina's Protocol for School Closings

    During the school year, there may be times when Scecina Memorial High School must close on a school day. Most school closures are the result of weather-related conditions.

    Scecina has developed guidelines pertaining to these closures. Please know that any decision is made thoughtfully with the safety of the students as our top priority. Parents and students should assume that classes are in session at the normal time unless otherwise notified.... Read More

  • Scecina Women's Circle attends Mass at St. John's before Christkindl outing

    The Scecina Women’s Circle spent a delightful Sunday morning on Dec. 16 at Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Downtown Indianapolis and then a visit to the church’s Christkindl (Christ Child) Village. 

    Now in its third year, the SWC is a philanthropic group of women who support Scecina financially and also gather together for social events and fellowship. 

    “We want to go to Mass once a year together as group,” said Rose Branson, Scecina’s Donor and Alumni Relations Coordinator and also the coordinator for the SWC. ...Read More

  • Kate Broshears '06 will speak at January Scecina Business Connection meeting

    Kate (Carrico) Broshears will be the next Scecina Business Connection speaker. Kate is Vice President of External Relations at Ascend Indiana. 

    Kate is 2006 graduate of Scecina, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University with a B.A. in Economics, and a 2015 graduate of Ohio University with a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Sports Administration. ...Read More

  • Hunger Banquet gives students a taste of disparities of wealth in the world

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    "Welcome to the Hunger Banquet. Please find your seat with others who are part of the same income level as you.  

    "We are here because: More than 2.1 billion people live in poverty. Over 815 million people suffer from chronic hunger. Every day, over 15,000 children under age 5 die from malnutrition or a related, preventable illness. That’s more than 10 children every minute." 

     And so began Scecina’s hunger banquet. ... Read More

  • Scecina Teacher Spotlight: Amy Fix, World Languages chair

    Amy Fix, a teacher for 18 years, is now in her fourth year at Scecina. The Richmond, Ind., native, who majored in journalism and Spanish at Butler University, came to the profession after stints in advertising. She worked at the Indianapolis Business Journal and an ad agency in Colorado, where she wrote, directed and produced TV and radio ads. 

    Still, she felt a void in her life. “When I really started examining my life and what I wanted to do, I realized that I wanted to serve and I wanted to work with kids,” she said. ... Read More

  • Father Chris Wadelton’s Advent homily: "Let’s light this world"

    Father Chris Wadelton, pastor at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, gave the following homily at Scecina’s Dec. 5 Mass, the first school Mass of Advent.

    Father discussed the meaning of the Advent wreath. Speaking on the day of President George H.W. Bush's funeral, Father Chris evoked the "thousand points of light" imagery, that inspired President Bush's famous initiative. His homily encouraged us to become points of light for a bruised world. ...Read Father Chris' homily

  • Fall Sports Wrap-up: Another exciting season

    By Ben Dugan ’11, Athletic and Student Life Assistant

    The 2018-19 school year started off with another jam-packed fall sports season for cross country, football, boys and girls soccer, boys tennis, and volleyball.

    In a thrilling football Sectional championship game,the Crusaders came back from a deficit to bring home another title. That capped off the fall season. ... Read More season recaps of all fall sports

  • A new tradition for Scecina’s boys soccer program: Soccer Celebration

    By Jesse Purvis’06, English Department chair and boys soccer coach 

    A soccer match can be compared simply to a TV miniseries: The first game is the pilot where we see hints and foreshadows of the wonderful players; during the midseason, games’ storylines develop while the characters change roles and positions; and the final game of the season, be it a win or less, sees the stories of each player wrap up or establish the cliffhanger that leads to the next season. ...Read More

  • New Crusaders coach headlines Scecina Business Connection meeting

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Scott Miller, new head coach of the Crusaders varsity boys basketball team, spoke to about 20 people at the Nov. 9 breakfast meeting of the Scecina Business Connection.

    Miller, owner and president of Bowman Construction, has served as president and CEO of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and president and CEO of Develop Indy, a nonprofit economic development organization of the City of Indianapolis and Marion County. ...Read More

  • Another 'A' for Scecina Memorial High School

    Scecina Memorial High School again has earned a grade of “A” in the Indiana Department of Education’s school accountability system. The state announced the grades today.

    Scecina’s “A” rating for the 2017-18 school year was based on three criteria ... Read More

  • Scecina Teacher Spotlight: Jeff Getty, social studies, Marine Corps veteran

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Jeff Getty came to Scecina in roundabout way. After graduating from high school, he didn’t go straight to college but instead enlisted in the Marines. It was 2003, the post 9/11 era. More about that later.

    Now at Scecina for four years, he’s found his passion: teaching high school. He finds a connection with teenagers, and he also brings his military experience to his teaching in varied ways.... Read More

  • Scecina junior enjoys challenge of Advanced Placement courses

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Ingrid Ruiz is an AP machine. 

    The Scecina junior is taking four AP (Advanced Placement) courses this year, including two with teacher Jeff Getty

    “The Scecina counselors recommended that I take the AP classes, and I really didn’t know much about it,” said Ingrid, an honors student who went to St. Philip Neri Catholic School. 

    “At first I thought they were just like my regular classes, but then with the exams and all the homework, I thought, yeah, this is definitely an AP class. Now I know this was a good decision.” ... Read More

  • Scecina representatives attend Latino Enrollment Institute at Notre Dame

    National data suggest Latinos are both the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. Catholic Church and the most underserved by Catholic schools, according to the University of Notre Dame. At Scecina, Latino enrollment has increased to 30 percent of the total student population for 2018-19. How do we welcome these Latino students and their families? 

    To find some answers, three people from Scecina attended the seventh annual Latino Enrollment Institute conference at Notre Dame. Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) operates the Latino Enrollment Institute. ... Read More

  • Scecina's madrinas and padrinos reach out to Latino families

    A group of parents are at work at Scecina helping to recruit and retain Hispanic families. These “madrinas” and “padrinos” are Spanish-speaking parents of current students who will reach out to similar families. 

    “Madrinas” is Spanish for “godmothers.” Scecina’s group also includes some men who are “padrinos,” or “godfathers.” 

    The program is based on the “Madrinas Model” from the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.... Read More

  • 2018 Father Tom Service Award: Bill Bevan '63

    Bill Bevan has been around Scecina longer than most people. Current students know him mainly as the substitute teacher with the dry wit and sarcastic humor. They may not realize his long history with the school.

    On Oct. 24, Scecina President Joe Therber presented the Father Tom Service Award to Mr. Bevan for his long service and commitment to Scecina. This award is given to a person who places a high degree of importance on Scecina Memorial High School and who has “given that little extra” through the years, as inspired by Father Thomas Scecina, the school’s namesake....Read More

  • 'This is the community to which we want our children to belong'

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    Jaime Sanchez is the father of Scecina sophomore Juan Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez gave the following testimonial during the Scecina Open House in October 2018: 

    My name is Jaime Sanchez, and I am the father of a student, Juan, who is studying his second year at Scecina. When he was in the seventh grade, he started learning about high schools. After visiting several other high schools during his eighth-grade year, he told me that he had decided on Scecina.... Read More

  • Scecina sophomore is Indiana delegate to international forum on world hunger issues

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Sophomore Amori Curiel will have a shorter fall break than her fellow Scecina students. But it’s for a great cause: Ending hunger. ;

    Amori is headed to Iowa with her mother and Scecina English teacher Kathryn Wetzel for the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation.  Amori is one of 10 Indiana student delegate to the Institute, which is like a mini United Nations meeting. ... Read More

  • Senior Isaac Foley focuses on video production at Scecina

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Scecina’s TV productions classes can lead students in different directions. They could become a sports or news broadcaster. They could make money off their YouTube channels or become a filmmaker.

    Senior Isaac Foley started off making YouTube videos. He’s passionate about creating images and videos and telling stories with his camera. “When I was in seventh grade (at St. Simon Catholic School), I used to be obsessed with YouTube, so I decided to give creating videos a shot,” he said. “I taught myself how to edit, and once I started producing videos, I fell in love.”... Read More

  • Scecina Teacher Spotlight: Chad Tuley, media

    Scecina media teacher Chad Tuley says his classes aren’t only for students who want to pursue journalism, broadcasting or film as a career. They’re for any student wishing to learn how to communicate well and how to tell good stories. 

    In Scecina media classes, students learn project management, teamwork, and how to meet deadlines. They also learn the skills of reporting, writing, editing, photography, and design. TV production students produce the daily Scecina news show called “Red and Gold Show.” ... Read More

  • Scecina senior soccer player featured in archdiocese newspaper article on high school athletes

    Some people have asked Scecina senior Cecilia Linn for her autograph. 

    Is she a celebrity? Kind of. 

    Cecilia is a Scecina soccer player who was featured in a recent front-page story in The Criterion, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. ...Read More

  • Anti-bullying activist brings her survival story and message of compassion to Eastside Catholic schools

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Bullying isn’t just the mean things you do; it’s the nice things you don’t do.” – Jodee Blanco, pioneer of the anti-bullying movement. 

    Jodee Blanco calls herself a survivor. Bullied throughout her school years, she has moved forward with a life of helping both the perpetrators of bullying and the recipients (she tries not to use the word “victim”). She also helps schools initiate anti-bullying curriculum that focuses on “cultivating compassion.” This week, she’ll be at Scecina Memorial High School to ...Read More

  • Scecina partners with Johnson-Melloh in environmentally friendly Sun Bandit project

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    If you flew above Scecina and looked down, you would get a glimpse of the latest energy technology.

    Situated in the form of a cross atop the athletic Blockhouse, on the east side of the campus, are seven solar panels. The panels will provide 3,000 kilowatt hours of power each year for a 100-gallon water heating system. The cross is an obvious sign of the faith that Scecina is built upon. The Sun Bandit solar system was installed ... Read More

  • Scecina alumnus gives Sept. 11 homily: 'It’s a day for healing and it’s a day our country remembers'

    On Sept. 11, 2018, Scecina Memorial High School hosted Mass to commemorate the 911 events with the Emerald Society of Indianapolis and officials of the Indianapolis Fire Department. Father John McCaslin, Scecina Class of 1985, officiated at the Mass and Deacon Gary Blackwell of the Class of 1978 gave the homily. Father McCaslin is pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church. Deacon Blackwell serves at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. 

    Here is the full message delivered by Deacon Blackwell, who also is an Indianapolis firefighter: ...Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Rachel (Davis) Ayres '96

    By KJ Fallon, Admissions Assistant 

    Rachel Ayres graduated from Scecina in 1996, and since then she has dedicated herself to Catholic Youth Organization sports, so much so, that she recently received the St. John Bosco Award from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in May 2018. It is the highest honor that CYO awards. It commemorates those who make a special commitment and difference to CYO sports. 

    Rachel has been coaching for 21 years and loves that she can still connect to those at Our Lady of Lourdes and Scecina. ...Read More

  • Purdue alumni magazine tells inspiring story of Scecina grad Donald Winston '96

    On a cold day last January, a photographer for Purdue University’s alumni office set up her equipment in the middle of Scecina's gym. Her focus would be on Donald Winston, a 1996 Scecina graduate who excelled in football for the Crusaders and went on to a successful Division 1 career with the Boilermakers, including a trip to the 2001 Rose Bowl. 

    Winston was ready for the spotlight. He was ready to tell his story ...Read More

  • Scecina alumnus James Drury creates museum partnership to spark students’ interest in science and technology

    Chicago native James Drury graduated from Scecina in 1960, received his MBA and went on to form a successful management consultant firm in his hometown. 

    Oh, and he also happens to possess an aeronautical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame. For 25 years he has been a member of the board of trustees for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. 

    In recent years, he’s strengthened his ties to Scecina by creating a partnership between the school he loves and the museum he loves....Read More

  • Prevention Matters: Scecina, Eastside Catholic school partners receive grant for substance-abuse programs

    Substance abuse has been a long-time national problem. The key is preventing young people from ever starting to become users. So schools are key in the battle against substance abuse. 

    Scecina Memorial High School and three other Eastside Catholic schools are getting some help in their prevention efforts, thanks to a grant from an Indianapolis foundation. The four schools recently received a grant to help prevent substance abuse among their students. ... Read More

  • Senior spends two days exploring Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    It was Alexandra Marshall’s first trip to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago. It wasn’t just your average touristy trip to a museum. It was more like the 2006 movie “A Night at the Museum,” with behind-the-scenes tours and one-on-one conversations with the people who work there. 

    This experience is a yearly opportunity available exclusively to Scecina’s seniors and juniors, thanks to James Drury, a 1960 Scecina graduate who is on the museum’s board of directors. ... Read More

  • Scecina hires Scott Miller as head boys varsity basketball coach

    Scecina Memorial High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott W. Miller as the new head coach of the Crusaders boys varsity basketball team. 

    Miller, 50, has 17 years of experience in coaching high school basketball and more than 100 coaching victories. Most recently, he was the boys head varsity basketball coach at ... Read More

  • We did it! Thank you for supporting the safety and security project

    Thank you to the following who supported the safety and security project this summer at Scecina! We have secured all of the funding for the project, including a $35,000 grant from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and a $35,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.... Read More

  • Scecina's senior football players brighten Riley kids' day

    Nine-year-old Julia was beating some of Scecina's senior football players in cornhole. That made Coach Ott Hurrle laugh. 

    "She's probably thinking that these guys aren't very athletic," said Hurrle in a video made by Riley Hospital for Children. 

    The senior players were spending the day at Riley, playing with children and touring the hospital. It was the third straight year that Hurrle and assistant coaches have taken the players to the hospital. Riley featured the video of the Scecina players with Julia and other children on its Facebook pace.... Read More

  • Pizza, power and speed: Speakers share their business stories with Scecina students

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Bob and Laura Stark took a chance on a pizza parlor. Rick Smith ’69 passed up a big promotion to further his education and become president of a large power company. Mike Spitzer ’60 turned his love of racing and tinkering with cars into a booming business in building custom automobiles. 

    They all spoke to Scecina’s Business Management class to close out the first year of the business speakers series.... Read More

  • High school sports build character, leadership qualities in young people

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Go Crusaders! 

    That’s the cheer heard over the years in the stands and on the sidelines at Scecina athletic events since the school opened in 1953.

    Sports have brought together the Scecina Community in sometimes fervent displays of school spirit and team pride. The school aims to educate "the whole person" in spirit, mind and body." So what are other reasons for high school athletics? How do they help young people on their life journeys? ... Read More

  • Community Hospital executive speaks at Scecina networking event

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Scecina Memorial High School and Community East Hospital share a common history, as both were built in the same era and grew up together on Indianapolis’ Eastside. Scecina welcomed its first class in 1953; Community Hospital served its first patient three years later. Both remain anchor institutions on the Eastside. 

    Today Scecina and Community are partners in Eastside business and neighborhood development efforts and also in the school’s Health Occupations class, where students work at the hospital nearly each day to learn more about medical professions.

    Scott Teffeteller, president of the East Region for Community Health Network, emphasized that shared history and ... Read More

  • Sister Lavonne Long, OSF: May 1, 1922-June 15, 2018

    Sister Lavonne Long, OSF (formerly Sister Frances David), died on June 15, 2018, at the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. She was 96 years old. Sister Lavonne lovingly served Scecina Memorial High School as an English teacher, Guidance Director and administrative assistant. 

    “Scecina has known no greater friend than Sister Lavonne,” said Scecina President Joe Therber.  

    Sister’s services will be in Oldenburg on Tuesday, June 19, starting with ... Read More

  • Crusader sports are a vibrant part of the Scecina experience

    My name is Jason Kehrer and I am the Athletic Director for Scecina Memorial High School. 

    I want to tell you more about the athletic programs at Scecina to help you choose Scecina for your child’s high school experience. 

    Scecina’s athletic programs reinforce self-discipline for the student-athletes by consistently maintaining rules, standards, and expectations.  ... Read More

  • Scecina freshmen visit Purdue Youth Institute, dig into challenge of feeding the world's hungry people

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Many of us think about food a lot. We might think about food dozens of times a day. That’s 7 billion people thinking about food.

    Sadly, 40% of all food goes to waste. Most hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. 

    Four Scecina freshmen explored these issues as they took part in the World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue University this spring. ... Read More

  • 5 students earn week-long STEM experience at Indiana University

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Five Scecina students will spend a week in July living in a dorm at Indiana University in Bloomington and attending biology classes, while also having some campus fun. 

    They have been accepted into the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program at IU. This is an opportunity for high-achieving, underrepresented high school students “to broaden their horizons in genetics, evolution, environmental biology, molecular biology, plant sciences, and more,” according to the IU website. ... Read More

  • Campus Crusade 2018 is a success – Scecina goes global

    Scecina students and staff competed in the annual Campus Crusade walkathon on May 4. As always, the walk aimed to raise money for Scecina ministries: need-based tuition assistance, academics, care of campus (facilities), student life (clubs and athletics), and campus ministry. 

    The new twist this year was to reach out to the wider community and share the gifts raised through Campus Crusade. The chosen charity was Catholic Relief Services, and through the fundraising efforts of students and staff, Scecina raised $1,000 for CRS, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. CRS is the official international humanitarian organization of the U.S. Catholic Bishops....Read More

  • Scecina softball coach Cory Gray honored by IndyStar as Coach of the Year

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Cory Gray suffered a stroke in the summer of 2016 and went through months of struggle and rehab to get back to the softball field. He returned to coach the Crusaders softball team to the Class 2A state title in June 2017. 

    On April 29, Gray was honored as the Coach of the Year at the IndyStar Sports Awards. Gray took the stage at Clowes Hall on the Butler University campus to accept the award and held the audience in rapt attention with his humor and humility. The Star’s headline said it all:... Read More

  • Headed to Purdue: Scecina’s Academic Super Bowl students back in state finals

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Scecina again is sending its Academic Super Bowl students to the state finals at Purdue University. It’s even better news this year. Last year one team – math – went to the finals; this year both the math and the science teams will compete at Purdue on May 5 for the state championship. Last year the math team won third in the state." The math and science Academic Super Bowl teams compete in the State Finals on May 5. Kudos to this year’s teams and ...Read More

  • Father Beever's homily: Jesus satisfies the hungry heart

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Father Carlton Beever celebrated Scecina’s weekly Mass on April 18 with the students and staff. Father Beever is the pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis. 

    The Gospel reading for the day was John 6:35-40. Father Beever, reflecting on the Gospel in his homily, noted how we humans spend a lot of time thinking about food  and how Jesus satisfies an eternal hunger ... Read More

  • Scecina graduate Dr. Sheila Bosron offers business tips to students

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Sheila (Barton) Bosron ’60 had a “eureka!” moment in the 1970s while living and teaching in Japan. She noticed that there were many women dentists in Japan, and she was an American unfamiliar with women in that role. 

    Dr. Bosron spoke on April 19 to Scecina’s Business Management class taught by Pam Brake. She shared her experiences of changing careers from teacher to dentist with her own practice.  ... Read More

  • International students enjoy short stay at Scecina

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    Scecina Memorial High School again played international host when eight students from Germany and two from Luxembourg visited from March 22 through April 8. They were here for a short-stay program, which lasts 2 ½ weeks. 

    The 10 students enjoyed American mac and cheese and shopping, especially for Levi’s denim, which is much less costly in the United States. Many also said they found Americans, specifically Hoosiers, to be more approachable than what they’re used to in Europe. ...Read More

  • Scecina’s Biomedical Science opportunity opens doors for senior

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    How many high schoolers spend 40 hours a week in June and July studying cells under a microscope to see if they will turn into cancer? That’s how Scecina’s Natalia McCallister (left) spent her summer vacation, and she was happy for the opportunity to work eight weeks at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. 

    Natalia’s path to cancer research started in Scecina’s classrooms, specifically in the four-year Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science sequence. 

    Never heard of Project Lead the Way? It’s a national initiative, with ... Read More

  • Father Chris Wadelton honored for service to Catholic schools

    Father Chris Wadelton, priest at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and a member of Scecina Memorial High School’s Board of Directors, was honored by the National Catholic Educational Association for his commitment and service to Catholic schools.

    Father Chris received the NCEA’s “Lead. Learn. Proclaim” Award on April 3 at the NCEA’s annual convention and expo in Cincinnati. The award recognizes “excellence and distinguished service in Catholic school education.” 

    Scecina President Joe Therber, who has known Father Chris in many capacities, said, “Father Chris cares deeply ... Read More

  • 5 unique paths to college for Scecina students

    My name is Josh Orndorff, and I am the college and career counselor at Scecina Memorial High School. 

    As a parent, you dream of your child succeeding in life and becoming the very best person he or she can become. Striving for and graduating from college can help make your dream a reality.

    I am very happy to inform you that, thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of Scecina, there is scholarship money that has been dedicated for Scecina students who meet eligibility requirements at these four institutions of higher education:... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Bill Bevan '63

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    As the last remaining scorekeeper from the original Indiana Pacers ABA team, Bill Bevan ’63 has seen a lot of basketball. And, from his courtside seat with the NBA Pacers, he has seen the big names in the game. But Bevan is ready to walk away from all the excitement.

    It’s been a nice, long run: 51 years and three different arenas, the Coliseum, Market Square Arena and now Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

    “I’m not dragging my feet. It’s time,” said Bevan, who is a regular substitute teacher at Scecina and also has coached many Crusaders sports teams over the years  ...Read More

  • Scecina wins $10,000 theatre grant from NBC

    Scecina Memorial High School is one of 50 schools throughout the country to win a $10,000 R.I.S.E. America Grant for its theatre program. NBC awarded $500,000 in grants to high school theatre programs in concert with the network’s new drama, “Rise,” which premieres on Tuesday, March 13. Scecina is the only school in Indiana to receive a grant. 

    The R.I.S. E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression) America Grants are designed to assist theatre programs with production expenses, technical equipment, master classes and other needs. 

    Scecina was chosen from among 1,000 schools ... Read More 

  • Fractals are everywhere

    “...see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness.” — Pope Francis, Laudato si’ 

    By Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement

    They are everywhere in nature. Many are hidden. Others are in plain sight. There wasn’t a word to describe them until 1975. That’s when the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot coined the word “fractal.” 

    Scecina Memorial High School’s artist in residence, Conrad Cortellini ‘61, has been captivated by the complexity and simplicity of fractals since he first read an article in Scientific American in 1985 about how fractal images could be created using a computer. ...Read More

  • Scecina announces valedictorian, 3 salutatorians

    Scecina Memorial High School is proud to announce its valedictorian for the Class of 2018 is Molly Griffin. Molly earned a grade point average of 4.3 over four years at Scecina. 

    The Class of 2018 salutatorians are Henry Egan, Liberty Joson and Phillip Kozenski. They share a 4.25 GPA. 

    They all are involved in sports or other activities at Scecina and also challenged themselves academically. Each one took seven or eight Advanced Placement courses, which means they were doing college-level work while at Scecina. ... Read More

  • Student Ambassadors represent Scecina as Archdiocese celebrates Catholic schools

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Why were six Scecina students in Downtown Indianapolis this month at the iconic tailoring shop favored by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck?  The four girls and two boys are Scecina Student Ambassadors who have the distinct honor of representing Scecina Memorial High School at the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ 22nd annual Celebrating Catholic School Values: Scholarship and Career Achievement Awards on Feb. 22.

     Each year, one Archdiocesan high school is chosen to have its students attend the event and escort the honorees. That’s how the Scecina students ended up being fitted at Leon Tailoring Co. for tuxedos  ...Read More

  • Students reflect on Scecina experience in essay contest

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

     This year, I decided to sponsor an essay contest during Catholic Schools Week. I wanted to hear directly from our students about how their Scecina experience reflected the Catholic Schools Week theme of “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” 

    The essay contest was voluntary and didn’t involve classes and teachers. The 14 students who decided on their own to participate wrote compelling essays that were heartfelt and convincing. They were expressing, in their own words, how the Catholic school experience at Scecina was molding their lives. ...Read More

  • 21st Century Scholars program is a unique college opportunity

    My name is Joe Brettnacher, and I serve as Principal of Scecina Memorial High School. I'd like to tell you about a program that is unique to the State of Indiana. I want to make sure that you are aware of its existence because of the powerful impact it can have on a student's education and college plans, and it is important for families to know about it when their child is in eighth grade. 

    The 21st Century Scholarship Program provides students up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. ... Read More

  • Scecina senior who overcame adversity is honored by Kiwanis

    Sarah Rayl’s grandmother died seven years ago. That was the last time the Scecina senior saw any of her biological family.

    People at Scecina see Sarah as a happy student who doesn’t seem to have many cares. Most don’t know that she spent 11 years in foster homes, starting when she was just 2 months old. Or that her biological parents gave up custody of her and six siblings because they couldn’t care them. 

    Sarah lived in 11 different homes and attended many different schools in Fort Wayne. 

    For overcoming these challenges, she was honored ... Read More

  • 2 Scecina teachers receive Lilly Endowment fellowships

    As a married couple, Scecina teachers Paul and Dee Anne Sinclair have traveled the world together. As educators, they’ve brought back those experiences to enrich the students in their classrooms. 

    Now they’re headed off to another adventure. In January, they were awarded their second grant from Lilly Endowment’s Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program, which aims to restore teachers’ love of learning.  ... Read More

  • Making music and friends at Scecina's East Deanery Band Festival

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Making music together is the theme of the day at Scecina’s annual East Deanery Band Festival each February during Catholic Schools Week. 

    For the whole school day, middle school musicians (and future Crusaders!) from Scecina’s East Deanery partner schools meet in small groups, learn from peers and pros, and discover what it means to be a part of the Scecina band family. They work tirelessly to prepare and perfect the music. They eat lunch and dinner at the school and get a chance to socialize with students from other East Deanery schools. At the end of the day, they perform in concert in front of their family and friends. ...Read More

  • Scecina swimmers put to the test by new coach

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications  

     “You learn more from swimming because of the work you have to put it into it,” says Dean Owens, Scecina’s first-year swim coach. 

     Owens, who swam competitively, loves the lessons that swimming teaches. His plan is not really to win meets; instead, it’s to challenge the young people as individuals to deal with adversity and learn to be resilient in life as well as in the pool. For that reason, he has them swim events outside their comfort zone.

    “I always challenge the kids to do (a swimming event) they’re not good at,” he said. ... Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Gloria (Quiroz) Pavlik '90

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    After Gloria (Quiroz) Pavlik graduated from Scecina in 1990, she headed off to Indiana University as a first-generation college student, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. It’s no surprise she ended up working in education, now at Ball State University, where she sometimes runs into former Crusaders who now are Cardinals.

    “Being part of the Scecina community helped me to develop a sense of purpose and an understanding that education is the means for improving your future,” Gloria says. “Sometimes I can’t believe that ...Read More

  • Math League success at Scecina

    Scecina Memorial High School students have done well in the school’s second year of participation in the Catholic Math League. 

    Students will take two more tests this school year. 

    Scecina has some top performers nationally. Freshman Stuart Donlan ranks 13th in the nation in Geometry while Hugo Liu is ranked eighth and Sean Ye ranked 13th in Advanced  Math. 

    ... Read More

  • March for Life 2018: A moving experience

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    On my first trip to the March for Life with Scecina’s Crusaders for Life, I spent four straight days with 48 teenagers, including 22 hours on a bus (not including the bus time in Washington, D.C., traffic). 

    Not only did I survive, I had a great experience! ...Read More

  • Scecina's annual pilgrimage to honor Father Scecina

    Each year when Scecina students visit the nation’s capital for the annual March to Life, they make a special side trip to Arlington National Cemetery. 

    In an area called Chaplains Hill sits the Catholic Chaplains Monument, which honors Catholic military chaplains who died while serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. 

    This year, 48 students and five chaperones again visited the monument and paid their respects to Father ...Read More

  • Catholic Schools Week celebration includes essay contest for students

    Scecina Memorial High School is planning a weeklong celebration during Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 28-Feb. 3.

    National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for 2018 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” 

    Another new activity is the Catholic Schools Week essay contest. One student will win $150. The guidelines are:... Read More

  • Scecina's robot is ready to compete

    By Bob Golobish, 
    Vice President of Advancement

    Freshman Osighe Akpeokhai (left) is a member of Scecina’s Robotics Club, which participated in its first competition of the year on December 16. The club’s challenge, at a VEX Robotics Competition at Greenfield-Central Central High School, was a learning experience, especially for the younger students. They’re already looking forward to their next competition in the spring, said club moderator Andy Smith. 

    Smith, a technology analyst and programmer for the library at IUPUI, wants more Scecina students to explore what the club has to offer. ...Read More

  • Ray Riley honored with 2017-18 Larry Neidlinger "We Care" Award

    On Dec. 16, Scecina Memorial High School again honored the legacy of late teacher, coach and administrator Larry Neidlinger with the presentation of the “We Care” Award. The 2017-18 “We Care” award went to Mr. Ray Riley.

    The "We Care" Award is given annually to a supporter of the Scecina athletic program who, like Larry, cares so deeply for Crusader... Read More

  • Students learn culinary arts in Scecina's Baking Club

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    The Scecina Baking Club is happy to share the fruits of its labors. In the school’s commercial kitchen, they’ve baked dozens upon dozens of cookies and other treats for Scecina events. 

    The Baking Club is another example of a Scecina club started at a student’s request. Jean Donlan, assistant to Scecina President Joe Therber, and parent and caterer Laura Johnston fired up the Baking Club in August 2014. Aaron Okerson, then a sophomore, worked part-time at Hart Bakery on East 10th Street. He wanted to share his love of baking with other students. ...Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jim Parise '87

    By Rose Branson, Donor and Alumni Relations Coordinator

    Jim Parise '87 traveled the farthest among his classmates for his 30th class reunion this past October. It's 3,200 miles from his current home in Juneau, Alaska, to Indianapolis.

    For the past 17 years, Jim has been living a life of adventure on the Last Frontier.  “After 30 years, I still feel like a member of the Scecina Community even though I live thousands of miles away. That feeling will never go away...Read More


  • Scecina grad's artwork at Clowes Hall reaches milestone

    By Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement

    Scecina graduate Conrad Cortellini ’61 has had an amazing work of art on public display for years. “Total Perspective Vortex,” his creation completed in 1989, has been hanging in the Grand Lobby of Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University since 1992. 

    A 25th anniversary celebration took place on November 15, 2017. More than 200 people attended the event at Clowes Hall to admire the work and hear the latest from Cortellini. 

    The work’s title is taken from ...Read More

  • 21st Century Scholarship is a ticket to free college tuition

    Editor's Note: This is an open letter from Miriam Medina, the director of Enrollment Management at Scecina Memorial High School, to seventh and eighth-grade students and their parents who live on the Eastside of Indianapolis.

    Back in 2007, my parents filled out a form that my eighth-grade counselor gave me to take home. We filled it out, I took it back, and I never really knew anything about what had become of that form. Fast-forward to the fall of 2010 when I was starting my senior year of high school. That form proved to be life-changing. ... Read More

  • Students explore healthcare career opportunities

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications      

    Some Scecina students considering a good job for the future are looking at the healthcare field up close. 

    They board a Scecina bus and within about 4 minutes arrive at a major hospital, Community Hospital East, where they work with health professionals. 

    They are the first students taking a new year-long class at Scecina, Health Occupations, which combines classroom instruction and real-life experience inside the health system. They spend nearly two class periods almost every day at the hospital. The students cannot touch patients, but they get experience in a real hospital setting, said teacher Sarah Smith.... Read More

  • Scecina alumni keep on twirling

    By Charles Sinclair '67

    Too old to twirl a baton? No way! say the Twilight Twirlers.

    Loosely modeled after a group in the Villages, Florida, these Scecina alumni prove that you’re never too old to go out and entertain the community.  The group’s inaugural performance was at the Irvington Halloween Festival parade on Saturday, October 28. Well, it’s hard to march without drums, so they’ve added a drumline. And banner carriers. And even a drum major.

    Twilight Twirlers have...Read More

  • Alumni Spotlight: Sister Jean Marie Cleveland, OSF '59

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    She looks around the Marian University campus and sees so many 18-year-olds, fresh out of high school and just finding their way in the adult world. They seem so young and even immature at times. She can’t believe she was the same age when she made the monumental decision to become a Sister of St. Francis, Oldenburg. 

    “I graduated from Scecina in June (1959) and in September I was at Oldenburg,” recalls Sister Jean Marie Cleveland, OSF, who attended Little Flower Catholic Church and Parish while she was growing up. 

    She left her family, her ...Read More

  • Father Tom Award recipient: Tom Griffin '62

    Tom Griffin ’62 says his answer will always be “yes” when he is called upon to serve the Scecina Community. 

    As a Scecina graduate and U.S. military veteran, every year he attends the annual Father Tom Mass. This year, he was the honoree, as he was awarded the prestigious Father Tom Award at the annual celebration on Oct. 24. The award is given to a person who as given a little extra to Scecina.

    Griffin was born on Oct. 26, 1944, just two days after Father Tom died at sea during World War II. In 1963, the lifelong parishioner at Little Flower Parish  enlisted ...Read More

  • 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 again has 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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.


  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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


  • Two-Hour Delay Friday, January 9

    We will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, January 9. School will begin at 9:30 a.m. You can check your local news stations for current weather delays and closings.

  • 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...

  • Fan Bus | Hall of Fame Challenge Cup Game!

    2015 Indiana-Kentucky Hall Of Fame Challenge Cup This Saturday, January 10, your Scecina Crusader varsity basketball team will make their first appearance in the Indiana vs. Kentucky Hall of Fame Challenge Cup game. The game will be played in New Castle, Indiana, site of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the world’s largest high school gymnasium.

  • Two-Hour Delay Wednesday and Thursday

    Scecina Memorial High School will be on a two-hour delay for Wednesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 8. School will begin at 9:30 a.m. The City of Indianapolis will be on a two-hour delay on January 7 and 8.

  • 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

  • Bookstore Hours December 2014

    For your last minute shopping needs, the Scecina Bookstore will be open the following hours over the next few days: Tonight (12/18): 2:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday night (12/19): 5:30 p.m.

  • 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


  • Finals Week Schedule December 2014

    On Thursday, December 18, students must be picked up by 1:50 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:10 p.m. for those students who wish to eat here.

  • 2015 Indiana-Kentucky Hall Of Fame Challenge Cup

    On Saturday, January 10, 2015 in the New Castle Fieldhouse, the 2015 Challenge Cup will be contested by five of Indiana’s best high school basketball teams versus five of Kentucky’s best teams. For the first time, your Scecina Crusaders have been selected to participate in this elite event! A best of five game format will determine the winner of the 2015 Challenge Cup.

  • Crusaders Named to All-State Football Team

    Seniors, Nate Canterbury and Luke Frain, have been named to both the AP and the IFCA (coaches) All-State Football Teams. Nate was honored as a defensive lineman on the AP team and an offensive lineman on the IFCA (coaches) team. Luke was name as the kicker on both teams.

  • 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.”
    ...Read More




  • Three Students Selected for the DePauw University Honor Band

    Three seniors, Caroline Sausser, Kennedy Bouvier and Alex Verbarg, have been selected to be members of the DePauw University Honor Band. They will be performing in the Annual DePauw University Honor Band the weekend of January 24th and 25th. The culminating concert will be held in the Green Center for the Performing Arts, Kresge Auditorium on Sunday, January 25th at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

  • Volleyball Players Receive Honors

    All City - Abby Crump All Conference - Abby Crump Academic All-State - Erin Flynn We are proud of you!

  • TJ Henderson Signs With IUPUI

    TJ Henderson is a Senior, Class of 2015.  He enrolled at Scecina during the 2013-14 school year. This is his second season on the Varsity Boys’ Basketball team.

  • Two Crusaders Named to All-City Football Team

      Seniors Nate Canterbury and Luke Frain have been named to the Indianapolis All-City Football Team. Nate was selected as an All-City Defensive Lineman and Luke as an All-City Punter. Congratulations! We are proud of you! 

  • 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



  • Kennedy Named to All-State Team

      Jacqueline Kennedy was named Honorable Mention All-State in cross country by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. The Sophomore runner earned All-Conference, All-Sectional and All-Regional Honors, along with breaking her own school record this past season. Congratulations Jacqueline!

  • 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



  • Rest in Peace, Sr. Laurencia

    Sister Laurencia Listerman journeyed home to God on the evening, November 20th. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 25th at the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN 47036 Reception of the Body at 1:00 Mass of Resurrection at 3:00  After 101 years of life on earth, she is now enjoying the fullness of life and happiness with God and the Communion of Saints.

  • 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


  • Current Booster Club Raffle Winners

    Below are the winners of the Booster Club Raffle so far as of November 15, 2014. A.T. Kohout '89 - $500 Julie (Hurrle) Kingsley '71 - $300 Ann Lintner - $100 Jennifer Lathrop - $300 We still have 12 drawings (6 - $100, 5 - $300, and 1 - $1,000).

  • 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.

  • Veteran's Day Parade

      The pipe and drum corps, several cheerleaders, and members of the football team will be marching in the Veteran’s day parade next Tuesday. Mr. Hegarty would like to invite all Scecina alumni and community members who are military veterans to march in the parade along with the students.

  • 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


  • Scecina Players Make All Conference in Football

    Two Scecina Football players made the All Conference Football Team.  Congratulations to De'Von Motley '16 and Nate Canterbury '15!  We are proud of you!   

  • 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







  • Club 53 Platinum Sponsors

      A huge thank you to our Club 53 Platinum Sponsors!  We appreciate your support of Scecina Memorial High School, but most importantly, your support for our students and their education here at Scecina. Our 2014-2015 Platinum Sponsors: Managepoint Furniture For Less Maple Creek Golf and Country Club    These were listed in no particular order.

  • Fall Sports Awards Ceremony

      On Monday, November 3, 2014, the Scecina Memorial High School Athletic Department will recognize athletes from our fall sports teams. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.

  • Lilly Endowment Scholarship 2015

    Attention Senior Parents! The Central Indiana Community Foundation has announced its Lilly Endowment Scholarship information for 2015. The Scholarship is awarded based on the following criteria (in this order): Financial Need, Student Resume, Interview, Academics and Essays.

  • 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



  • Joseph Hegarty 1920-2014

    This past weekend, Joseph Hegarty, the father of John Hegarty, our Principal, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 94 after a series of resilient bouts with illness. Mr. Hegarty lived with John and his family for the better part of 20 years.

  • Coach Hurrle '70 Named Power of Influence Award Winner


  • School Statement | Mr. Brian Hawkins

    As the news media reported today, an investigation is underway pertaining to events preceding the death of former teacher and coach, Mr. Brian Hawkins. The Indiana State Police have not contacted administrators at Scecina Memorial High School about this investigation.

  • 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.


  • Reminder: Tonight's Football Game at Roncalli

    Your Scecina Crusaders will take on the Lutheran Saints tonight at 7:00 PM. The game will take place at Roncalli High School. There will be tickets on sale for our upcoming fundraiser Club 53: Live and Local, as well as for the Booster Club Raffle.

  • Funeral Arrangements for Mr. Hawkins

      Visitation: Friday, October 3rd 4pm to 8pm at Little Flower Church Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, October 4th at 10am at Little Flower Church The family has requested that in Lieu of flowers, donations be made to Scecina Memorial High School.  

  • 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

  • SMHS Cafeteria Employment

    The Scecina Memorial Cafeteria has an immediate need for two additional workers for the 2014-2015 school year. The following opportunities exist: Cafeteria Fryer Operator Cafeteria Meal Prep and Service For more information, please contact Julie Brown, Cafeteria Manager, at 356-6377 ext. 1017 or

  • 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.

  • Girls Golf Call-Out

    There will be a mandatory call out meeting for all girls who are interested in playing golf this fall. The meeting will take place in the gymnasium on Wednesday, May 21 and start immediately after school.

  • 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


  • Rain Cancels Tennis, Baseball

    Tonight's Varsity and JV baseball games and the girls tennis match against Roncalli have been canceled due to weather.

  • 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



  • Tonight's Baseball Game Postponed

    Tonight's Varsity Baseball game versus Cathedral has been postponed. A new date will be scheduled soon.

  • 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




  • Crusaders Advance to 2nd Round of City Tourney

    Your Class 2A No. 7 Crusaders claimed a 76-58 victory over Shortridge in the City Tournament opener. Scecina will play Marshall, an 80-78 winner over Manual in the second game, on Thursday night, 7:30 PM, at Cathedral High School.

  • Crusader for a Day | New Dates!

    This spring, Scecina Memorial High School will host several additional "Crusader for a Day" opportunities for prospective students. Check out the list of dates here.

  • March for Life Meeting 1/15

    Attention students and parents going on the March for Life trips: There will be a Parent/Guardian meeting next Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00pm in Scecina’s Library to go over pre-trip preparation, itineraries, and other important information. Please attend, if at all possible! It is a very important meeting!

  • 2-Hour Delay For Friday

    Scecina Memorial High School will again follow the 2-hour delay schedule for Friday, January 10. Staff will be present beginning at 6:30 AM in the Library to supervise students who arrive early.

  • Crusader For A Day Moved To 1/15

    The "Crusader For A Day" originally scheduled for January 8th has been rescheduled for January 15th. Students who attend "Crusader For A Day" on the 15th will fulfill this requirement for the Tuition Scholarship Drawing .

  • Scecina Memorial Will Be Closed January 8th

  • Two-Hour Delay For Jan. 6th and 7th

    Due to sub-zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills forecasted for Indianapolis, Scecina Memorial High School will follow the 2-hour delay schedule for January 6th and 7th, 2014. Staff will be present beginning at 6:30 AM in the Library to supervise students who arrive early. Please look for additional updates via The Daily, @ScecinaNow, and the Scecina Memorial Facebook Page.


  • Donate Your Used Pants!

    Scecina Memorial High School is hosting its 8th Annual Men's Pant Drive to benefit Beggars for the Poor, St. Vincent de Paul. Please drop off your used men's pants at SMHS Room 110 or make your donation through a Scecina student.

  • Eastside Catholic School Partnership | News

    Check out the first issue of the Eastside Catholic School Partnership e-newsletter.

  • 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

  • Nov. 9 Fall Play | Arsenic and Old Lace

    Arsenic and Old Lace is a comedic play that centers around Mortimer Brewster, a theater critic, who recently found out that his lovely, doting aunts have taken up a strange hobby. The two sisters, Martha and Abby Brewster, have started a new charity by killing lonely old men by lacing their wine with poison. And, up to this point, they have “helped” twelve gentlemen in this fashion!  The Brewster family continues to get stranger with: a brother who believes that he is President Teddy Roosev...

  • Scecina Rock Band | Irvington Halloween Festival

    The Scecina Rock Band is performing at the Irvington Halloween Festival this Saturday, 10/26 at 3:00 pm. This is a free event. Make sure to dress up in your best costume! 

  • Crazy Friday: Kids Against Hunger

    Crazy Friday: Kids Against Hunger This Friday, October 25, Scecina will be hosting a Crazy Friday to support the Kids Against Hunger initiative in partnership with St. Thomas (Fortville) Parish. Students will be permitted to dress out of uniform this Friday by making a $2.00 donation.

  • Limited Edition Softball State Championship Apparel

    Monday, September 9 is the last day the pre-paid orders for the Softball State Championship apparel will be accepted. Please view the linked handout for several apparel choices. Pre-paid orders must be submitted by September 9th.

  • “Mojo Up: You Make A Difference"

    “Mojo Up: You Make A Difference” Sponsored by the Eastside Catholic School Partnership Scecina Memorial High School will host students from Holy Spirit, Little Flower, and Our Lady of Lourdes grade schools at two Mr. Mojo Anti-Bullying Assemblies on Tuesday, September 17. Travis Brown, a.k.a., “Mr.

  • Now Hiring: Athletics and Enrollment Management Assistant

  • Student Parking Passes On Sale Friday

    Student Parking Passes will be sold during the lunch periods this Friday, 9/6/13. Cost is $10.00 and can be paid by cash or check (payable to Scecina Memorial High School). Dean of Students, Mr.

  • Visiting International Student Needs Host Family

    We have a unique opportunity for a Scecina family to host a young international student from Guatemala for an 8-week period. Several private high schools in central Indiana are hosting students from Guatemala from October 19 through December 11, 2013.  This exchange program is hosted by Jump The World, Experiencias Interculturales. This year we have several Scecina families hosting international students for the academic year.

  • Back To School Update

    Thank you to the many Crusader families who attended our 2013 Back to School Night! We have much to be thankful for in this new school year and even more to look forward to. Please take a few moments to view, print, and share this linked handout that outlines many of our recent advancements, as well as our plans for the future.

  • Costa Rica Trip | Parent Meeting

    There will be a parent information meeting on August 28 beginning at 6:00 PM regarding Scecina's 2014 educational trip to Costa Rica.This meeting will take place immediately before Back to School Night in Room 102. Refreshments will be provided. Thank you

  • Back To School Night!

    All Scecina parents are invited to attend Back to School next Wednesday, August 28 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. In addition to meeting your student's teachers, we have a few new and fun activities that will make this year's event a memorable one. Hope to see you there to celebrate the beginning of another successful year!

  • Catch The Rock Band This Weekend

    The Scecina Rock Band will be playing at the Feast of Lanterns at Spades Park this Saturday from 4-6pm. The event is free and your Crusaders will be rockin' on the main stage. More Info On The Feast Of Lanterns.

  • 9-1-13 Indiana Choice Scholarship (voucher) Application Deadline

    Final day to apply for Indiana Choice Scholarship (voucher) is September 1st If you think you may qualify, please contact Mrs. Maureen Okerson in the tuition offices as soon as possible at 356-6377 extension 1306, or by email at There are seven pathways that students can qualify for the Choice Scholarship Program: Your child received a Choice Scholarship (voucher) in the 2012/13 school year.

  • Ordering Class Rings, Caps and Gowns

    On Friday, September 6th from 9:48-10:27 AM in the Scecina cafeteria, Jostens Inc. will host  an informational meeting regarding Freshman class rings and Senior caps and gowns. Information about these products and ordering procedures will be covered at this time.

  • New Crusader Orientation Kicks Off The 13-14 School Year!

        Over 140 New Crusaders will join us for the 2013-2014 school year. Almost all of them took the opportunity to learn the ropes from our faculty, staff, and students at New Crusader Orientation. An annual school tradition, the orientation program introduces students to school rules and campus facilities, while also providing them with the opportunity to meet their teachers and classmates.

  • 13-14 School Year To Begin With Alternate Schedule

    Scecina will begin classes on Monday, August 12th. Students will follow the 2-hour delay schedule for the first three days of school. This adjusted schedule will provide valuable professional development time for teachers and staff as we begin the 2013-2014 school year. We will return to the regular school schedule on Thursday, August 15.

  • New Choice Scholarship Rules Expand Opportunity

    If you know a family that is interested in enrolling their child at Scecina Memorial High School and could benefit from the Choice Scholarship Program, please pass this information on to them.  In May, the Indiana State Legislature passed an expansion of the Choice Scholarship Program (voucher program). This legislation will enable many of our current Scecina families to now qualify their child for a scholarship (voucher). The tuition office staff has been working carefully and diligently t...

  • Summer Conditioning Schedules

  • Scecina Softball To State!

      Wish the girls good luck in the comment section below. See you Saturday!   Don't Do Facebook?

  • Semi-State Softball Games Postponed!

    Due to inclement weather,  Scecina's Semi-State games have been postponed until Monday, June 3. Games will occur at the same times, with your Crusaders playing first at 11:00 am and, with a victory, again at 7:00 pm. Forecast for Monday: mostly sunny, with a high in the low 70's.

  • Football Pre-Summer Meeting

    There will be an important meeting this Thursday morning for all boys interested in playing football next fall for Scecina. The meeting will begin at 6:55AM in St. Francis Hall

  • 2013-2014 Tuition Paperwork Is Due!

    If you did not meet the May 20th deadline for returning your 13-14 tuition paperwork , please return these items to Mrs. Okerson in the Tuition Office as soon as possible.You can contact Mrs.Okerson at 356-6377, ext. 1306 or with any questions.

  • Cafeteria Balances Due This Friday

    All balances for lunches purchased in the Cafeteria must be paid by this Friday, May 10, 2013. Charges will not be permitted after May 10th.

  • 2013-2014 Course Requesting Information

    Class of 2014 Course Requests Mrs. Joyce will be handling the scheduling meetings for all current juniors. This will provide an opportunity for juniors and their parents to select senior year courses as well as discuss the college planning process.

  • 2013-2014 Course Catalog

    Ready to get your schedule started for next year? Check out next year's course offerings in the 2013-2014 Course Catalog. 

  • **2 Hour Delay** Tuesday, January 22nd


  • Recent Student Successes

    Marian University Honor Band Congratulations to Scecina senior Lee Miller on being selected to play in the Marian University Honor Band. Lee, who plays the Alto Sax, is the first Scecina student to ever be selected for this honor. His performance with Marian’s band will take place on Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m.

  • And the $3,000 Scholarship Winner is...

    Bo Sims from Our Lady of Lourdes! Congratulations to Bo, whose name was drawn this morning, for winning the $3,000 tuition scholarship for his freshmen year. See you in August, and welcome to the Crusader Class of 2017!

  • 2012 Finals Schedule

    Wednesday, December 19 Period 1: Final 7:30-9:00 Period 2: Final 9:10-10:40 Period 5: Lunch A- 10:45-11:10 B- 11:13-11:38 C- 11:41-12:06 Period 3: 12:11-12:41 Period 4: 12:46-1:16 Period 7: 1:56-2:26 Period 8: 2:31-3:00 Thursday, December 20 Period 3: Final 7:30-9:00 Period 4: Final 9:10-10:40 Period 6: Lunch A- 10:50-11:15 B- 11:18-11:43 C- 11:46-12:15 Period 5: Final 12:20-1:45 Announcements and then dismissal Friday, December 21 Period 6 Final 7:30-9:00 Period 7 Final 9:10-10:40 Period 5: Lun...

  • Holiday Bookstore Hours

    For your holiday shopping convenience, the Scecina Bookstore will be open the following additional days during December: Saturday, December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – Noon Regular Bookstore hours are: Monday – Thursday,7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

  • Class of 2016 Freshman Orientation

    The Class of 2016 Freshman Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 8, starting at 2:30 p.m. Please enter through the East Gym Doors, where Mrs. Woodward, Mrs.

  • Summer Bookstore Hours

    The Scecina Bookstore will be open during the following hours throughout the summer: Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Thursdays from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Please go to the east doors, directly across from St.

  • Scecina mourns the loss of alumnus Dan Lintner '69

    Scecina Memorial High School is mourning the loss of alumnus Dan Lintner '69 who passed away on July 8, 2012. Lintner was born May 3, 1951 in South Bend to Harry S. and Ann (Dooley) Lintner.

  • High School Football All-Star Classic: Scecina kicker keys South Victory

    Congratulations to Ryan Frain '12 (Kicker), Mitch Singleton '12 (Offensive Lineman), Alison Hicks '12 (Manager) and Coach Ott Hurrle '70 for their participation in the South team's victory Friday, July 13 in the Grange Insurance Indiana Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic.  The South had a 16-7 victory over the North and now leads the series 25-21. Click here to read more about the All-Star Classic in the Indianapolis Star.

  • Class of 1962 50th Class Reunion

    Class of 1962 50th Class Reunion September 21-23, 2012 Share old stories, relive memories, and laugh together again. Reunion activities planned include an informal social on Friday, Sept. 21; Mass and dinner at the Indianapolis Marriott East on Saturday, Sept.

  • Welcome Crusader Class of 2016!

    Hi there! Hopefully you and your family have been enjoying a safe and happy summer together. The Scecina staff and community want to thank you for choosing Scecina Memorial High School for your student’s high school education.

  • Foreign Exchange Students Seeking a Host Family

    Scecina will have a few new foreign exchange students joining us next year as Crusaders. Ada Qu (female) from China will be a junior, Turbo Haobin (male) will be a sophomore, and Robert Yang (male) from Korea will be a junior. Robert was a student at Scecina this past year as well.

  • Girls’ Softball Wins City Championship

    Congratulations to the Lady Crusader softball team on winning their 10th consecutive City Tournament Championship this weekend! The Crusaders beat Cathedral 8-5 in the championship game Saturday afternoon. Way to go girls!

  • Chris Herren's “Project Purple”

    Earlier in the semester, we were fortunate to be able to bring former NBA star Chris Herren’s message to Scecina. As you may remember, Chris struggled with substance abuse throughout his basketball career. Once he was able to turn his life around, he began speaking to students about the importance of promoting good choices.

  • 2012-2013 Financial Aid Forms

    The 2012-2013 Financial Aid forms are available now! Please click here to obtain your application. 

  • Crusader Wrestlers Impress at Conference Tournament

    Congratulations to the Scecina Wrestling team for finishing in 3rd place at the ICC tournament.  The following members of the team earned All-ICC First Team by finishing 5-0: Dustin Feltner Jordan Tucker Charlie Therber. Go Crusaders!

  • Logan Delaney '12 Recognized for Academics, Football

    Congratulations to Logan Delaney who has been named to the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Awards Team. Logan is 1 of just 16 senior football players selected from the southern half of Indiana. He will be recognized and honored at a banquet at the Indianapolis Colts Complex on Saturday, February 25.

  • Extended Holiday Hours for SMHS Bookstore

    In addition to its regular hours, the Scecina Bookstore will have extended hours for your holiday shopping convenience. These extended hours are: Thursday, December 8   2:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 10    9:00 a.m.-Noon Thursday, December 15     2:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Extended Bookstore Hours for State-Championship Week

    Extended Bookstore Hours for the Week Show your spirit at the State Championship game on Friday, November 25 by wearing your best Scecina gear! For your shopping convenience, the SMHS Bookstore will have extended hours this week. Please see the schedule below: Tuesday, November 22: 7:15 a.m.

  • Crusaders Win Football Sectional Championship!

  • Thanks a Million!

  • Scecina Gets Feature Story in the Indy Star East

    On Thursday, August 4, Scecina was featured in the Indy Star East with an article highlighting the renovated science lab and Indiana State Voucher Program.  "Scecina Memorial High School is touting a recently renovated science lab, expanded student services, more advance placement and dual credit courses..." To read the complete article, please click here. 

  • Science Lab Renovations

    Click here for science lab renovation photos. 

  • How to Afford a Private School Education

    The Indiana State Voucher Program will provide new educational opportunities to all Indiana students! The program creates a new voucher that will enable families to access a portion of the per-pupil state funding to send their children to the public or private school of their choice. How to afford a private school education: State voucher program for eligible families beginning in the Fall of 2011 Need-based tuition assistance provided by generous Scecina supporters Your personal family contribu...

  • Indiana Choice Scholarship Program

    On Thursday, June 23, Scecina’s Board of Directors approved Scecina’s participation in the Indiana State Voucher Program. The voucher program will provide new educational opportunities to all Indiana students, and Scecina is excited to be a part of this new educational reform initiative.  Letter to Current Scecina Families Press Release Household Income Limits Information from the Department of Education

  • Scecina Class of 2012- Senior Picture Information

    Scecina Class of 2012- Senior Picture Information

  • Join Us For The 2011 Legends Dinner!

    Join us on Thursday, July 28 at the Primo South Banquet Hall for The 2011 Legends Dinner. This year's speaker is former Butler University Basketball star Matt Howard. Enjoy a great night for a great cause!  Proceeds will benefit three student-centered priorities: The Giving Back, Looking Forward Annual Appeal for need-based student tuition assistance, Learning Differences Program for students with special learning needs, and the Interscholastic athletic program.

  • Father Scecina Magazine: Spring 2011

    Check out the Spring 2011 Issue of the Father Scecina Magazine! Father Scecina Magazine: Spring 2011

  • Seniors Thank Parishes, Grade Schools

    As we say farewell to our seniors, some of them wanted to share their appreciation for their parishes and all they have done for not only them, but all of the students who attend Scecina. Little Flower:  Hunter Foor Our Lady of Lourdes:  Casiana Warfield Holy Spirit:  Sally Young

  • Crusaders Win with Brains and Brawn

    Academic Super Bowl and Softball Teams Experience Success Scecina’s Academic Super Bowl interdisciplinary team finished second in the state competition at Purdue University on May 7. It was the second time in four years that a Scecina team finished as the state runner up. The math team finished second in 2008.

  • New Dates For Freshmen Course Request Meetings

    Course Request Meetings for the Class of 2015 have been rescheduled for the following dates: Tuesday, February 8, 2011     3:30 - 6:00 PM Wednesday, February 9, 2011     3:30 - 6:00 PM Thursday, February 10, 2011      3:30 - 6:00 PM

  • Trivia Night to Benefit Student Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

  • $5,000 Tuition Scholarship Recipient

    The recipient of the $5,000 Tuition Scholarship Drawing is: Emma C. Thank you to all the Future Crusaders who applied for the Tuition Scholarship Drawing.
  • Scecina Alumna Named All-American in Volleyball

        Lauren Crump '09 was named to the NAIA All-American 2nd Team for volleyball, representing Indiana University-East. Read the full story in the Indianapolis Star.
  • Extended Bookstore Hours

  • Holy Spirit School Enters "Our School Needs" Contest

  • Lauren Crump '09 Tops NAIA Volleyball Rankings

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