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Well-deserved honors for Scecina teacher, alumnus

President Joe Therber presented English teacher Pat Tucker with the Father Tom Service Award on Oct. 23.

Today I'd like to introduce two people from our Scecina community who recently have earned some special honors.

Mrs. Pat Tucker, English teacher, received the Father Tom Service Award at our annual Father Tom Mass on Oct. 23. As her daughter Bridget, Class of 2003, wrote us:  "She pushes (her students) toward excellence and holds them up when they need a hand. She expects students to live up to the potential she sees in them." Pat certainly is deserving of this award for "giving that extra" to Scecina over the years.

Bob Cathcart, Scecina Class of 1978, was inducted into DePauw University's Athletics Hall of Fame this month. Bob, who graduated from DePauw in 1982, was a linebacker for the Tigers. At Scecina, he played linebacker and tight end, earned All-City and All-State Honors and was named to the 1978 Indiana All-Star football squad. Four of his siblings also graduated from Scecina: Pat Duncan '74,;Tom '77, Joe '80, and Bill '82. Bob now is senior vice president of global sales for Hansen Medical in the Greater New York City area.

I hope you can join us for Club 53 on Saturday night, Nov. 14, in our gymnasium. This fun night benefits our students through providing support for tuition assistance, athletics and student life.

Also, congratulations to the Crusaders for their Sectional Semifinal victory in football on Oct. 30. They play Heritage Christian  at 7 p.m. Friday at Heritage for the Sectional Championship.

God bless,

Joe Therber