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THE DIFFERENCE IS PRAYER

A PUBLICATION OF GRAND TRAVERSE AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS • (231) 946-8100 • www.gtacs.org

SPRING 2011

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

01 a note from fr. don geyman

top 50 CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

02 message from superintendEnt

science lab renovation

03 kindergarten 30th anniversary

04 GLADHANDER 2011

05 HALL OF FAME

06 ALUMNI NEWS

07-09 faith in action

10-13 STUDENT LIFE

14-18 ANNUAL development

report 2010

19 MEMORIAL DONATIONS

A NOTE FROM FATHER DON GEYMAN

President of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools and Pastor at St. Patrick Parish

“ I have had the pleasure of serving as the President for the

Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools for a few months

now and in that time have found a school that lives out

its mission daily – educating our children both spiritually

and academically. The vision of our leadership team

and the dedication of the faculty and staff to take God’s

word and teachings and weave Him into everything our

students do and learn each day is a priceless gift.

What makes a Catholic school different? It is the fact

that God’s teachings give all the other subjects their true

meaning. How could a social studies teacher talk about

the history of this country and not mention that God is

invoked by so many of our founding fathers? Or how can we study the

planets or the miracle of creation without realizing that God made it all?

I would like to thank all those who support the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.

It is a tremendous instrument in passing on the Gospel message and forming future leaders

in our Church, as well as leading men and women to consider priestly and religious vocations.

Our schools should never be seen as a burden or a separate reality from our parishes,

but as a vital ministry in building the Kingdom of God on earth.”

- Fr. Don Geyman

THE TRADITION CONTINUES: TOP 50 CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

On October 25, 2010, Bishop Bernard A. Hebda gave a surprise

announcement to the faculty and students of Traverse City

St. Francis High School that their high school had been named

to the National Catholic School Honor Roll as one of the

top 50 Catholic secondary schools in the United States. This

is the second time for St. Francis High School to receive this

recognition resulting in four consecutive years as part of the

National Catholic School Honor Roll covering years 2008-2012.

The school was first honored with this award in November 2008.

The National Catholic High School Honor Roll’s purpose is to recognize and encourage

excellence in Catholic secondary education. It is a critical resource for parents

and educators that distinguishes those schools that excel in three categories:

• Academic excellence • Catholic identity • Civic education

GTACS Superintendent Mike Buell shared his thoughts on this recognition,

“We constantly strive to assist our school families in forming their children’s hearts,

minds, and souls in an effort to bring glory to God. The external recognition of our

efforts by an organization as well-esteemed as the Acton Institute is humbling, yet

very rewarding. This is truly an award delivered to the parents who make great

personal sacrifice to provide their children with a Catholic education, and to each

and every GTACS faculty member who works tirelessly to improve the formation

and education of all of our students. All school accolades rest at the feet of our

faculty, and I am so very proud of them and thankful for their dedication to

our schools.”

St. Francis High School Principal, Erick Chittle, commented, “What is most pleasing

about Top Fifty recognition is that it aligns with the mission of Grand Traverse Area

Catholic Schools. Acton rewards schools that work very hard at infusing Catholicism

throughout a rigorous curriculum. Top test scores are not enough for this

award; the teachings of the Gospel and a vibrant prayer and Sacramental life must

be evident in these schools. I am thankful to our staff – a staff committed to push

each student to his or her fullest spiritual and academic potential. I am thankful

to our parents who sacrifice to partner with us in this mission. Finally, I am thankful

to our students whose dedication to their faith and academics brings me great

hope.” To see a list of the top 50 schools, as well as lists of the 10 honorable

mention schools in each category, visit www.chshonor.org.

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A Message from GTACS Superintendent

Dear Alumni and Friends,

I pray that this edition of “GladTidings” finds you well in the comfort of the Lord. Our Lord continues to take tremendous care

of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools. We have been blessed with another fine school year experiencing success in our

students’ academic and sacramental journeys. We have again enjoyed recognition as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the

nation, and our continued academic growth has us performing as one of the best educational institutions in the state and country.

The school has many exciting endeavors and projects on which we spend much time and effort to advance the mission of our schools. However, it is

perfecting our craft that remains the most exciting for us on a day-to-day basis. Leading children to practice their Catholic faith through the

sacraments and becoming better students through teaching the 3 Rs remains our focus and gives us our greatest satisfaction. We find deep purpose

and direction in the execution of outstanding reading, writing, and math instruction. We continue to enjoy watching our children grow in their love

of the Lord. Their beautiful expressions of faith can be witnessed at weekly Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition, student-led rosaries, along

with many other sacramental and devotional opportunities.

I write this to all of you so that you can be affirmed that Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools have held firm to the beliefs that have been the

foundation of our great system: the marriage of faith and knowledge. We continue to praise Jesus for allowing us the privilege of teaching faith and

knowledge through His word each and every school day. In a world that riddles our parents and children with social pressure that is so contrary to

our Catholic teachings, there is still a place where the Truth can be taught and cherished. It is your alma mater.

Please feel free to visit when you have an opportunity. Many of the things that you cherish from our vibrant history have been enhanced which can

only make what we do all the richer. Please pray for the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools that they continue to be a place where the past is

treasured and the future is embraced.

God bless,

Michael R. Buell ‘85

Superintendent

ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL

St. Francis High School to

Begin Science Lab Renovations

SCIENCE CLASSROOM

RENOVATION PROJECT

Recognizing the importance science plays in society, St. Francis High School is

embarking upon a fundraising effort for science lab renovations to help its students

stay competitive in the field and remain well-prepared for post high school studies.

The two science classrooms within St. Francis High School have not been

updated since the original construction nearly 50 years ago. The chemistry

and physics lab needs to be refurbished and updated with modern

equipment. The biology lab will be renovated with nine new student

workstations, new lighting, new windows, and upgraded equipment.

This renovation will allow for advanced placement work and other higherlevel

work to occur within the classroom, impacting 300 students. These

renovations will ultimately lead to a deeper level of scientific thinking and

better opportunities for St. Francis students in science-related fields.

“Wonder is the desire of knowledge.”

- St. Thomas Aquinas

Wayne Mueller, Executive Director of Development and Foundation

for Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, remarked, “St. Francis High

School does not have access to public or millage funding. To overcome

this obstacle, there are a number of ways that people can help the school

complete this project: make a specific financial contribution to the

project, provide free/discounted labor, or a donation of materials.

We have a goal of $135,000 to reach by April 30, 2011,

and we have currently raised $65,000.”

Two “Leadership Grants” have already been made by the Oleson Foundation and the

Art & Mary Schmuckal Family Foundation. Rick Skendzel from Architecture Technology, P.C.

and Jody Bergman of Comstock Construction have generously donated their professional

time and talent by providing consultation for the project.

Renovation and construction will occur during the summer of 2011. Assuming the fundraising

goal is met, both labs will be finished and functional by the start of classes in the fall of 2011.

To learn more about this project or to contribute, contact Wayne Mueller, GTACS Executive

Director of Development and Foundation, at (231) 995-8428 or wmueller@gtacs.org.

PROPOSED LAB

SCHEMATIC

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30th Anniversary of Kindergarten at GTACS

The 2010-11 school year marks the 30th anniversary of kindergarten at Grand Traverse

Area Catholic Schools. While the name of the school may have changed from St. Francis

Elementary to Holy Angels Elementary, the one thing that has not changed is the quality

foundation that kindergarten provides students for a journey of life-long learning.

We contacted five of the original members of the 1980 morning and afternoon kindergarten

classes to find out memories of their kindergarten year and see where they are now.

Scott

Greg

Max

Katie

Katie (Maxbauer) McNulty

Memories: I have very pleasant memories of SF kindergarten….making new friends, using chunky

scissors, wearing a plaid jumper, and drinking from a child-sized water fountain. I remember being in

the classroom nearest the (then) principal’s office of Sr. Therese Pelky. My favorite remembrances are

of our teacher, Sr. Thomas Estelle. She was warm and loving with an easy laugh. She wore a veil and

modest habit. I recall her explaining that her name was a combination of her parents’ names. I was

fortunate to remain in touch with her for many years, even after she relocated to a Dominican convent

in the Southwest. Upon my high school graduation, she sent me a candle holder made of New Mexico

sand. I still have this special gift. As a class, we found it very special that some of us had been together

for thirteen years.

Now: This spring, my husband Kieran McNulty (SF ‘91) is a visiting professor at Stony Brook University

on Long Island, yet normally we reside in Minneapolis. My biggest “projects” are our young daughter,

son, and our two hounds. Kieran’s research takes him to Kenya most summers so I am fortunate to be

in Traverse City for extended stays.

Afternoon class

Katie (Maxbauer)

McNulty

Scott Doriot

Memories: Overall, I remember all my classmates who I was able to share so many awesome years

growing up and learning with. I guess as far as kindergarten memories, I think the playground and my

best friend Tom Read top all stories! I also remember getting in trouble for throwing snowballs at recess

and having Sister Therese, who I believe was the principal at the time, telling me if I ever got in trouble

again she would be telling my grandmother!

Now: Currently, I live right here in Traverse City and own and operate Northern Sprinkler System as an

underground irrigation installer/service provider. I also am very humbled by the fact that I coach football

at my alma mater (Saint Francis). I am married to my wonderful wife Robyn and we enjoy all that

life has to offer us in beautiful Traverse City!

Max Morkin

Memories: I do recall dressing up as Popeye the Sailor Man for the Halloween party and playing the

tambourine in a music concert. I remember Sister Thomas Estelle as a stern teacher, but don’t recall

her ever scolding me. I’m sure she probably did several times, but I just don’t remember. I never truly

appreciated the education I received at St Francis, but upon entering the “real world,” it became evident

my Catholic school education had me better prepared. For that, I am forever grateful.

Now: I joined the United States Air Force two months after graduation and have been in since.

I currently serve as a Boeing KC-135 Air Refueling Boom Operator, which transfers fuel to other aircraft

in flight. This career has allowed for worldwide travel countless times and participation in several

important operations. My wife, Kathy, and our sons, Austin (13) & Tyler (7), are currently stationed at

Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom until 2014. I attend classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical

University in pursuit of a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree.

Max Morkin

Christa (Clous) Matamoros

Memories: I remember learning to read with the little black and yellow paperback books with

characters like Nan the Giraffe and memorizing countless nursery rhymes that we then recited in

front of the class. I also remember visiting the “Thinking Chair” (A.K.A. confessional-in-training)

several times to call God on the little toy telephone to tell him about what naughty adventures

I had been up to. Ironically, it was my dad who built that infamous chair!

Christa

Now: Now I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, Joe Matamoros, and our four wonderful kids:

Antonio (8), Maria (6), Diego (4) and Gabriel (2). We spend most days juggling school, sports, dance

lessons, and time with friends. In my spare time, I work at a local elementary school as a Speech-

Language Pathologist. We hope to make the trek to Traverse City this summer.

Greg Spranger

Memories: I remember having show and tell and once being able to bring my awesome stuffed

animal – named “Puppy” of course – that my oldest child uses today; and being named “class clown”

and Sister giving me a paper-mache clown head...I remember Sister Thomas and my kindergarten days

fondly, and am appreciative of the friendships that I still have with many of my fellow classmates.

Morning class

Now: Currently, I am living in Morristown, Tennessee, working as a technical consultant with AARP,

and am happily married with two daughters and a dog named “Bear.”

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Oh the Places They’ll Go

for This Year’s Gladhander!

On October 29, the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools

will celebrate its 29th fundraiser in the fantastical style of

Dr. Seuss, transforming the Holy Angels/St. Francis school

campus into a colorful homage to Thing One, Thing Two,

and fishes red and blue with the theme “Seuss on the Loose!”

Renowned for its lavish decorations, this year’s Gladhander will feature many of Seuss’ beloved

creatures, as well as eye-popping Truffula Trees, Sneetches, and perhaps even a massive red and

white striped hat or two.

We wanted something outlandish, featuring a writer that all generations love and

relate to,” said Bill Marsh, Jr., in his first year co-chairing with wife, Debbie. “We are

confident that everyone will be blown away by this year’s Gladhander, which has

always been, without a doubt, the best party in town.”

Now in its 29th year, Gladhander is the largest fundraising event of its kind in northern Michigan.

Featuring nearly 1,000 live and silent auction items, Gladhander attendees can bid on a variety of things

including exotic vacations, precious jewelry, unique events, and much more.

The Gladhander Auction will take place Saturday,

October 29. Since it began, it has raised more than

$8.7 million to benefit the students of the Grand

Traverse Area Catholic Schools, growing into

Traverse City’s oldest and most prestigious gala event.

Raffle Grand Prize

Winner of $32,000:

Don Schmuckal

(SF Class of ‘69)

Don Schmuckal

accepts his

winning check

from GTACS

Development

Director,

Wayne Mueller.

“ The front entrance

of Gladhander

2010 was transformed

into Detroit’s

Fox Theatre to pay

tribute to the “Music

of Motown.”

Tickets for the very popular car raffle will go on sale in

August; tickets for the Main Event will be available in September.

Volunteers have already begun working on the decorations that will help convert St. Francis High School

into a giant, vibrant nod to the fantastical world of children’s author, Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.

The success of the event depends on more than 450 volunteers that work on the fundraiser throughout

the year. They are involved in everything from creating the intricate decorations, to catering the gourmet

meal, to soliciting auction items. Those wishing to volunteer or donate items can do so by calling the

Gladhander office at (231) 941-GLAD. More information is available at www.gladhander.com.

Gladhander

2010: Music of

Motown raised

$

365,042!

Chrysler Test Drives Help Raise Money For New Reading Series

A test drive around the block gave a boost to the Holy Angels Elementary

School reading program. Bill Marsh, Jr., presented a check for $1,110 on

June 9th to the school principal and the head of the Holy Angels PTC.

The money was raised through participation in the Chrysler Drive For The Kids program.

The program donated ten-dollars for everyone who drove a new Chrysler from Bill Marsh Auto

around the block during a recent school carnival.

Chrysler Town and Country minivans and a Chrysler 300C were available for the test drives.

The money will go to buy books through the Holy Angels PTC for a reading program.

“The money gives us a nice boost and couldn’t have come at a better time as we plan for programs

in the next school year,” says PTC president Carla Nickodemus. “This ends up being a win-win

for everyone,”

says Bill Marsh,

Jr. “Parents get a

chance to test drive

a new vehicle and

the school gets a

financial boost.”

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Winners of Lands’

End Contest

Last spring, Lands’ End Company sponsored a

“Way to Grow” contest for schools to win $2,500.

The top five schools in the country who had the

most online votes would receive $2,500. GTACS

families and friends made a unified effort to vote

daily and finished in the top five schools. The money

won went towards the purchase of the new reading

series at Holy Angels Elementary and new graphing

calculators at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School.

Holy Angels Principal, Janet Troppman, and GTACS

Director of Admissions, Cindy Weber, accept the

winning check from the Lands’ End representative.

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NOW ACCEPTING HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS FOR 2011

The Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools (GTACS) are accepting

nominations for inductees into the GTACS Hall of Fame. The Hall of

Fame was established in 2007 to recognize individuals who have:

• Made an exceptional contribution to Grand Traverse Area

Catholic Schools or to society

• Achieved exceptional success

• Demonstrated excellence and longevity in their field

• Modeled outstanding integrity

Congratulations 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees

Lorna Ameel • Timothy Carroll

Joseph Kroupa • William McGee • Larry Sellers

These individuals were honored on Saturday, September 25,

2010, during a ceremony in the Kohler Auditorium at St.

Francis High School.

Guidelines for nomination include, but are not limited to the following:

• Serves as a model of faith in action, that is, possesses qualities

to be emulated by our students, their families and our school

community

• Outstanding service/general contribution to the Grand Traverse

Area Catholic Schools

• Outstanding performance in his or her field as recognized by

the general populace

GTACS is currently accepting nominations for the 2011 Hall of Fame.

An induction ceremony will take place on the morning of Saturday,

October 8, 2011, prior to the St. Francis High School Homecoming

football game. To nominate a person (living or deceased), download the

form at www.gtacs.org under “Alumni and Friends tab”. Forms are also

available in the GTACS Business Office in St. Francis High School.

Completed nomination packets must be received by July 15, 2011.

Questions may be directed to Cindy Weber, Director of Admissions,

at (231) 995-8425 or email cweber@gtacs.org.

Left to Right: Larry Sellers, William McGee (represented in photo by his

wife, Bernie McGee), Joseph Kroupa (represented in photo by his niece,

Carole Daniels), Lorna Ameel (represented in photo by her son, Tim Ameel),

and Timothy Carroll.

Inspirational Advertising

Surrounding the St. Francis High School Gymnasium are several banners hanging

from the walls between the rafters with what we call, “Inspirational Advertising.”

The gymnasium is filled with inspiring quotes from various saints. We invite you

to come and take a look...you, too, may be inspired!

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Quotes on the banners:

“Faith is the union of God and the soul.” - St. John of the Cross

“God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires us to try.” - St. Teresa

“To have courage for whatever comes in life- everything lies in that.” - St. Teresa of Avila

“Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.”

- St. Anthony of Padua

“Live simply; so that all may simply live.” - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry.” - St. Padre Pio

“It’s not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.” - St. Ignatius

“Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me,

Christ above me.” - St. Patrick

“Do justice, God sees you.” - St. Veronica Giuliani

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”

- St. Augustine

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” - St. Francis of Assisi

“Each small task of everyday life is part of the harmony of the universe.”

- St. Therese of Lisieux

Thank you to Britten Banners and the following companies who participate

in our “Corporate Gymnasium Sponsorship Program.” For more information, contact the

Development Office at (231) 946-8147.

Alpers Excavating, Inc. | Aquinas College | Bott & Company P.C. | Branko Gegich,

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney | Dennis Brodeur, Raymond James | East Traverse Catholic

Federal Credit Union | Fifth Third Bank | Fitzmaurice-Garvin Insurance Agency

Fox Motors | Great Lakes Foot & Ankle Specialists-Dr. Jeff Szczepanski | Huntington Bank

Mold Matters Inc. | Traverse City State Bank

School Advisory

Board Retirements

In June 2010, two long-time members of the

GTACS School Advisory Board retired: President

of GTACS, Father Jerry Micketti, and Chairperson,

Maggie Quinn. Blessings to Mrs. Quinn

and Father Jerry for their commitment and

dedication to GTACS!

Father Jerry Micketti served as President of

Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools from

2000-2010. Fr. Jerry has been the pastor of

Christ the King Church since 2004 and

previously he served at St. Patrick Church.

Maggie Quinn served on the GTACS School

Advisory Board for 18 years (1992-2010).

She was the Chairperson of the Board since

the 1997/1998 school year. She and her

husband, Tom, have 4 sons who are graduates

of St. Francis High School.

Maggie Quinn and Father Jerry Micketti in their

GTACS rocking chairs presented to them at the last

School Advisory

Board meeting

in June 2010

for their years

of service to our

school system.

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ALUMNI news

5th Generation at GTACS

Kevin and Stephanie Endres and their five children are well-known among the GTACS

family, but it’s also interesting to note that their children are 5th generation GTACS

students. Kevin Endres and his four siblings, Martin, Steven, Brian and Diann all

attended St. Francis. Their mother and father, Leonard (’64) and Mary Endres (’66),

also attended St. Francis. Mary’s mother, Louise Courtade-Witkop, graduated in 1943

and Louise’s parents, John and Mamie Courtade, started what would become a long

legacy for their family.

Do you have a legacy story? Contact Linda Schell in the

Development Office at (231) 946-8147 or email at lschell@gtacs.org

Left to right: Noah, Leonard, Kolin, Katelyn, Mary,

Brenden, Stephanie, Tyler, Kevin

Births:

Aiden David, May 2, 2009

a son born to Sarah and Adam (’03) Clark

Melina, June 1, 2010

a daughter born to Sarah and Paul (’94) Schmude

Ainsley Rae, September 2, 2010

a daughter born to Jessica (Trzcinski ’97) and

Mike (’97) Lesinski

Serena Michelle, November 16, 2010

a daughter born to Genna (McManus ’02) and

Jonathan (’03) Bott

Greta Marie, January 17, 2011

a daughter born to Kara (Moeggenberg ’00)

and David (’00) Classens

Marriages:

Anne (Senger ’97) and Peter Perna

October 10, 2009

Lydia (Sanok ’05) and Bill (‘03) Potthoff

June 5, 2010

Megan and Robert (’97) Wolf

July 17, 2010

Kate (Potthoff ’03) and Vince (’03) Prusick

July 17, 2010

Sarah and Adam (’03) Clark

August 13, 2010

Julianna (Fisher ’04) and Daniel Chervanick

August 21, 2010

Betsy (Brick ’04) and Thomas Corbett

August 28, 2010

Robyn and Scott (’93) Doriot

January 21, 2011

Anniversaries:

Jeanette (Denoyer ’48) and Don (’48) Swaney

celebrated 60 years on September 25, 2010

Deaths:

Margaret (Marge) M. Sleder ‘32

Ralph J. Mitchell (’32)

John A. Maxbauer ‘38

Richard Bradford ‘38

William ‘Bill’ F. Kildee ‘42

Phyllis C. Bryant ‘49

Gary ‘Gar’ Lee Weber ‘55

James L. Drinan ‘56

Terry Zielinski ‘62

Regina ‘Gina’ Wise ‘76

Christina (Wills) Klein ‘93

Joseph Sloan ‘04

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Did you

Know?

Superintendent

Mike Buell’s

sons are

4th generation

GTACS

students?

We want to

hear from

our Alumni!

Mail or email your news updates and remembrances to:

GTACS Attn: Wayne Mueller or Linda Schell

123 E. Eleventh Street • Traverse City, MI 49684

wmueller@gtacs.org or lschell@gtacs.org • 231.946.8147

SAVE THE DATE: UPCOMING REUNIONS

The 50th class reunion for the Class of 1961 will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

Plan on attending the Gladiator Homecoming Game at 1:00 p.m. at Thirlby Field

followed by dinner and social time around 5:00 p.m. at the Elks Club. If you are a

member of that class or know anyone from that class who has not been contacted,

please get in touch with Betty Plough at 231-633-6068.

The SF Class of 1971 will be celebrating its 40th class reunion on Friday, July 8, 2011

at the Park Place Top of the Park, from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. All SF alumni are invited to join

classmates for drinks and a great view from 5-8 p.m. For more information, please call

Ann Kratochvil Post at 231-941-8846, email Debbie Largent Colaianni at sfclass71@

yahoo.com, or email or phone Tim Brick at tbrick@brickwheels.com or 231-941-0754.

Be a college contact! If you are an alum of a college and would be willing to be a

resource for St. Francis students as they make their college decisions, contact

Development Assistant, Pam Klumpp, at pklumpp@gtacs.org or (231) 946-8038.

Coach Tony Quinn (’92) and his team, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, claimed the

Division 2 Lacrosse Title with a 14-8 victory over Pontiac Notre Dame Prep in June, 2010.

This victory allowed the Rangers to put their second place finish to East Grand Rapids (14-7)

in 2008 behind them. Tony stated that, “Other than the birth of my children, this is the greatest

feeling in the world.” Congratulations to Coach Quinn and the Ranger Lacrosse Team!!

HOMECOMING 2011! // 10.8.11

Join the Gladiators as they take on the Kalkaska

Blazers for the Homecoming game on Saturday,

October 8, 2011 at Thirlby Field at 1 p.m.

2010 King John Zakrzewski & Queen Ellen Kendziorski

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National Chastity Speaker

Presents to 8-12th Graders

It was a full house for Jason Evert’s teen talk, “Romance without Regret,” on May 17, 2010.

8-12th graders from Lake Leelanau St. Mary, St. Francis Xavier-Petoskey, Gaylord St. Mary, and

Manistee Catholic Central were in attendance with students from GTACS for Mass with Bishop

Hebda and area priests, followed by the presentation. Jason Evert is a national chastity speaker

from Catholic Answers in California, and he captivated the audience with his humor and ability

to present the truth to young people in

a way that enabled their hearts to grab

hold of it. Jason received a standing

ovation as he challenged young men on

what it really means to be a man and to

sacrifice for love and challenged young

women on the vital importance of respecting

themselves. Jason Evert’s book,

Pure Manhood and Pure Womanhood

was also given to each student along with

a special prayer card featuring a chastity

prayer written by Bishop Hebda.

Prior to the teen presentation, Jason Evert spoke with parents about Raising Chaste Teens at

Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City, and noted ten points for parents in raising

their children and teens with a media and culture so often inundated with messages completely

in conflict with Christian teachings on the truth and beauty of human sexuality. Some of his ten

tips included: prayer and sacrifice, set the standard high and clear, abstinence until marriage, be

the parent first - not the friend, delay the onset of dating, parent networking, keep communication

open, get over your insecurity about talking about sex, and encouraging parents in the fact that

chastity is a virtue - more easily caught than taught.

Thank you to Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, St. Francis LIFE TEEN

UNDERGROUND, Lake Leelanau St. Mary, and St. Francis-Petoskey, along with

the generosity of several anonymous individual donors who were proud presenting

partners of “The Pure Life Event.”

If you would like to learn more, visit Jason’s website at www.catholic.com/seminars/evert.asp

where you can hear Jason’s teen talk and learn more about his books and materials.

Students for Life “March for Life”

In January, St. Francis students Marea Swaffer, Addey

Meachum, Olivia Wurm, and Kara Jarvis, along with

Immaculate Conception teacher, Kim Meachum, lived

their faith by attending the “March for Life” rally in

Washington, D.C. They joined nearly 400,000 people

from across the United States for this annual pro-life

event which aims to protest the 1974 Roe v. Wade court

decision to legalize abortion. Addey Meachum commented

about her experience, “The anniversary of Roe v. Wade

is actually Jan. 11, but since the 22nd was on a Sunday

this year, the March was moved to Jan. 23 – a Monday,

so Congress would be in session and we would make a

bigger impact.”

While in Washington, D.C., the group was able to

participate in a large youth Mass, Reconciliation,

and various rally events. The girls are all part of a

bigger group at St. Francis High School , the “Students for Life” chapter.

The group works various events in the Traverse City region to raise awareness for the sanctity

of human life. St. Francis High School teacher, David Peck, is the group’s coordinator.

FAITH IN ACTION

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

8th Graders Reach out

to those in Need

In conjunction with the annual 8th Grade

Washington, D.C. trip this April, forty five

8th graders will be working alongside The

Sisters of the Poor for an afternoon of service.

This newly-added opportunity is a continuation

of the Christian service model developed by the

Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools to reach

outside the local boundaries to serve those in the

nation who are in need. Please pray for these

middle school students to grow in their own

compassion and share Christ’s love with the

100 men and women residents through their

work and friendship.

Students will be involved in a variety of activities

with the elderly residents. These activities will

include bingo, sing-alongs, and board games.

Students may also help with cleaning and

preparation of the chapel for Holy Hour.

Then the group will join the residents for

Holy Hour and Evening Prayer.

The Sisters’ mission statement reads:

We welcome the elderly as we would

Jesus Christ himself and serve them with

love and respect until death.

Jean Days for

Worthy Causes

The third Friday of each month is a day

to skip the school uniform and don a pair

of jeans. In doing so, the students contribute

money which goes toward a designated

charity. Since the beginning of the 2010

school year, GTACS students and families

have contributed over $5,600 in Jean Day

contributions, plus hundreds more in food

and clothing for the area’s needy. Below

is a list of recipients who benefitted from

the donations:

Breast Cancer Bowl $821.66

Glad Meals $1249.64

Boots for Kids $967.05

plus hundreds of hats/gloves,

socks and winter boots were donated

Right to Life $966.46

Fr. Fred Foundation $707.61

plus several hundred canned goods!

World Youth Day $902.21

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First Grader Takes

Religion Lesson to Heart

While listening to a religion lesson in Miss Maslowski’s first grade last May about Jesus’ call to

help the poor, Jane Fitzpatrick was inspired to put her “faith into action” and help others at the

Goodwill Inn. When an individual or family seeks housing at the Goodwill Inn, they are interviewed.

One of the questions they are asked is, “Do you or your children need clean underwear?”

Nearly every person answers, “yes.” One evening, Jane’s mom, Kelly, described the Underpantry

and its mission to her family. Jane combined what she learned in religion and decided to ask her

classmates to help the children living at the Inn. Her classmates enthusiastically answered the

call for help and created 21 beautifully decorated gift bags that included:

15 t-shirts, 83 pairs of underwear, and 87 pairs of socks

Walk for

Solidarity

Middle school students at St. Elizabeth Ann

Seton Middle School in Traverse City walked

for a cause in September 2010. The walka-thon

is for solidarity and has become an

annual tradition at the beginning of each

school year.

Students in grades 6-8 sponsor a child

through the Christian Foundation for

Children and Aging. Proceeds from the

walk-a-thon went towards supporting the

sponsored children in Bolivia, Kenya, and

Mexico. Additional money was donated

to the Afurso Waro School in Ethiopia.

To raise money, the middle school students

secured pledges for walking a certain number

of laps. Middle school teacher and walk-a-thon

coordinator, Nancy Martin, commented,

“ This annual project is such a great

way for our students to look beyond

themselves and to help other students

their age. It’s a way for our students to

show solidarity with our

brothers and sisters

around the world.”

SF EAGLE SCOUTS GIVE BACK

Alex Schmitz (senior) held a “Stuff the Bus” food drive in October as his

Eagle Scout project for Boy Scouts of America. Alex’s goal was to collect enough

food to fill two 70 passenger school buses. Thanks to Alex’s hard work coordinating parishes, fellow

students, and community members, he was able to donate 14,400 pounds of food. The food was

donated to the Father Fred Foundation and Saint Vincent de Paul Society, as well as the Immaculate

Conception and St. Patrick Church food pantries. Spearheaded by Alex Schmitz and sponsored by

the LIFE TEEN UNDERGROUND youth group, the Stuff the Bus food drive provided an opportunity

to work as one family to feed the hungry in our community.

Save the Date:

Join GTACS students, staff, and parents for an All System

Mass on Friday, May 13th in the St. Francis Gym at

8:30 a.m. with Bishop Bernard A. Hebda. He will be

celebrating Mass with our students in observance of World

Day of Prayer for Vocations on May 14th and 15th.

Johnathan Anderson (senior) constructed

new and renovated old picnic tables, built

benches, and donated a bike rack at the

courtyard entrance for his Eagle Scout

project. His fellow classmates are enjoying

the new additions. Johnathan is a third

generation Eagle Scout from Troop 31.

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“KEEP BELIEVING!”

Hoops for a Cause

The Annual Katie Heintz Memorial Basketball Tournament

was held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, to raise money

for the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Munson Hospital to

help families receive services locally.

A big crowd of students, families, and friends flooded the gym for this annual event to honor

Katie Heintz who lost her battle to leukemia in August 2005. The event began with a spaghetti dinner,

followed by student and staff basketball games. The finale of the evening was the “All Star” game of

GTACS staff coached by Fox Motors’ Jon Cueter vs. students coached by Bill Marsh Automotive

Group’s Bill Marsh, Jr. In the end, the staff prevailed, but all teams were winners as they worked for a

great cause. Katie taught us all to “Keep Believing!” The event was organized and staffed by: K-Kids,

Builders Club, and Key Club, all Kiwanis school-sponsored clubs.

“Faith in action is love, and love in action is service.

By transforming that faith into living acts of love, we put

ourselves in contact with God Himself, with Jesus our Lord.”

- Mother Teresa

FAITH IN ACTION

Students at Immaculate

Conception perform their

annual Advent pageant.

Mission Trip

to Africa

St. Francis High School

will continue with their

10th annual international

mission experience this

summer, but with a new venue. For the past

seven years, St. Francis students traveled to

Steertown, Jamaica. This year, twenty St.

Francis students, nine adults, and Fr. Robbie

Deka will be traveling to Lusaka, Zambia, to

work with Dominican Sisters of the Kasisi

Children’s Orphanage. This is a unique

experience not only because of the distance

involved, but also because Fr. Robbie grew

up in Lusaka, and the group will be able to

meet his parents and family. The St. Francis

group will be working with the Sisters and

the residents at the orphanage by servicing

the convent, working directly with the

schools, and discovering how the Catholic

faith is at the center of what the children

experience in their lives.

Ellen Kendziorski, a senior at

St. Francis, stated that “going to

Zambia is going to be a great way

to experience an entirely different

culture, but with the same faith.

I am excited to see even a small part

of their way of life and I know that

it will impact me forever.”

4th graders at Immaculate

Conception celebrate All

Saints Day by researching

and dressing up as their

favorite saint. They start

the day by attending

Mass together for the

Feast of All Saints

Day and process in

depicting their

chosen saint.

The trip will be about 15 days long, and

the students are only allowed to bring one

carry-on bag. This bag may only contain five

changes of clothes and the minimum of

toiletries. If you are interested in making a

donation to help with the expenses of this

trip or to assist the building projects,

please contact Wayne Mueller at

wmueller@gtacs.org or call the Development

Office at (231) 946-8147. But more

importantly, all who are traveling ask for your

prayers that they may spread the Good News.

Please visit the Kasisi Children’s Orphanage

website at www.kasisichildren.org.

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Student Life

St. Francis High School Teacher

Crowned National Cherry Queen

Congratulations to Miss Maria LaCross, who was crowned the 2010 National Cherry

Queen on July 9th. Miss LaCross was hired in May to be part of the St. Francis English

Department. She is a 2004 Glen Lake High School graduate and graduated from

Michigan State in 2008. She has previously taught in Dubai at the American Academy

for Girls. Royalty runs in the family, as Miss LaCross’ aunt is GTACS Admissions Director,

Cindy (Pleva) Weber, who was the 1987 National Cherry Queen!

National Cherry Queen, Maria LaCross, pictured with the

St. Francis Marching Band in the Cherry Royale Parade.

Holy Angels Float Wins

Judges’ Favorite!

The Holy Angels float depicting Frankenmuth

won “Judges’ Favorite” in the Junior Royale

Children’s Parade! Each local school was invited

to build a float based on the parade theme of

“Awesomely Awesome Cities of Michigan.”

Pictured above is the float and Holy Angels

Princess, Jane Fitzpatrick and Prince, Gavin

Nickodemus.

STATE CHAMPIONS

During the past year, St. Francis

High School celebrated state

champions in the following sports:

The #3 varsity doubles tennis team

of Stephen Siddall and Keith Gingras

won the state championship in fall

2010. This is a second year in a

row that St. Francis has had state

champions in

boys tennis.

Bishop Bernard Hebda was the Grand Marshal of the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

in March 2010. He was led by the St. Francis Marching Band.

SEAS Student named Michigan

Geographic Bee Semifinalist

The National Geographic Society has named St. Elizabeth

Ann Seton 8th grader Brian Will as a semifinalist in the

2011 Michigan Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and

Plum Creek. Brian was the school finalist which qualified him

to take a test to submit to the National Geographic Society.

The students with the top 100 scores are invited to compete at

the state level. The Michigan Geographic Bee will be at Western

Michigan University in April. The state winner will earn a trip

to Washington, D.C. to represent the state of Michigan in

the national finals to be held in May. Best wishes to Brian!

SF Junior, Isaiah Schaub, won the

State Championship in wrestling for

the 130 lbs. weight class in March

2011 at the Palace in Auburn Hills.

He is only the second state wrestling

champion in the history of St. Francis.

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DID YOU KNOW?

More than a Football Game

September 11, 2010, brought two special groups together at Thirlby Field for more than a

football game. The St. Francis Gladiators battled the Elk Rapids Elks and played for a common

cause. Both teams used the venue to honor local law enforcement, EMS, fire fighters, and

military in observance of the anniversary of 9/11 in a special pre-game ceremony. This was

also the date of the Annual Breast Cancer Bowl where both teams donned pink socks with

their uniforms to raise money for the local Munson Breast Cancer Fund with a pink balloon

release at the end of the game. Below are excerpts from two thank yous received:

For a third year, the St. Francis Varsity Football team and others in the GTACS community came out in

force to put on the Breast Cancer Bowl. As we heard and understand – it was about more than a game.

In one way or another, cancer has touched everyone at Thirlby Field that night. For the survivors and

the families of those who have lost a loved one – it speaks volumes that the families of GTACS are behind

them in their fight to raise awareness and funds for those suffering through this devastating disease.

Through the support of our community in partnerships with our friends at GTACS, Munson Healthcare

will continue to make sure that everyone will have access to mammograms whether they can afford

them or not, because early detection remains the best way to survive breast cancer. We also will ensure

that those who are fighting their battle can do so with a bit more dignity in the way of assistance with

bills that are going unpaid due to financial burdens that often exist in a medical crisis. We will also be

there to support patients through counseling programs and educational programs so victims of the disease

don’t face this burden alone.

All of us at Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation are so very grateful to our generous partners at

GTACS for all the support you give to this very worthwhile cause! It has been through the support of

people like you that so many strides have been made to progress detection, treatment and support and in

time, a cure will be found.

Most sincerely,

Julie Friley & Des Worthington / Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation

Thank you so much for recognizing local Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire and the Military on

09-11-10 at the football game. When you are a police officer, you do not do it for recognition

but it is always nice to receive some now and then. I have been a police officer for over 16 years

and have never heard kinder words spoken in a public setting as I did while on the field in

uniform last Saturday. It was very much appreciated.

Thanks again,

Trooper Bert A. Richards/ Michigan Department of State Police

The SF Girls Volleyball Team jumped in to “spike” the fight

against cancer with their “Dig Pink” event which raised $1,500

for Munson Women’s Cancer Fund.

Two SF art students have

won the prestigious honor

of being juried into the NMC

High School Art Competition.

Congratulations to Paul

Piechocki and Troy Clark.

Four photography

students from St. Francis

that were juried into the local High

School Photography Contest were

featured at the opening reception in

March at Building 50. Congratulations

to Lance Masserant, Justin Olm,

CJ Zamarron, and Jamie Marsh.

SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, May 10th: Festival of the Arts

Wednesday, May 11th: Athletic Spring Stag

Steak Fry at 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall

Wednesday, June 1st: Baccalaureate

Mass at St. Patrick Parish at 6:30 p.m. for

the Class of 2011

Friday, June 3rd: Annual Golf Classic

at Traverse City Golf and Country Club

Sunday, June 5th: Graduation at

SFHS Gym at 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12th: Athletic Fall Stag

Steak Fry at 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall

Friday, October 28th: Gladhander

Preview Night (open to public)

Saturday, October 29th: Gladhander

Main Event: “Seuss on the Loose”

The St. Francis Odyssey of the Mind team finished

2nd in March’s regional competition and will be

going on to State Finals April 16th at Davenport

University. This year’s regional competition had the

most number of teams from GTACS in the history

of the Odyssey of the Mind program.

Some of the high school team members celebrate

their creative victory with their coach.

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©Disney

St. Francis Presents “Beauty and the Beast”

In its fifth year of revitalizing the musical program at St. Francis High School,

this year’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” set new records!

Over 2,000 attended the show which showcased amazing costumes, a detailed set, and beautiful

music. Four of the six shows in February were sold out and over 70 students were involved in some

aspect of the show. Even GTACS School Chaplain, Father Bill Lipscomb, had a role in the show!

Under the direction of Jenn Miles, Misha (McCormick) Blodgett, and vocal director, Scott Carter, students put in many

hours beginning rehearsals in November. Jenn Miles remarked, “Over 20% of the high school students were

involved in the cast, crew, or pit. In addition, we had 7th and 8th grade chorus members and younger students

in the role of Chip. The students were very excited when we announced the show in the fall. I couldn’t have been more

pleased with the talent of the cast and the response from the community.” “I think the bar has been raised,” Scott Carter

commented, “Everyone was expecting greater things this year. It’s a God thing the way it all came together.”

Save the date for February 2012 for the annual musical production.

SPELLING BEE

The County Spelling Bee was held on Feb. 9th. Jack Krcmarik finished 2nd, Bailey Langbo

finished in the top six. Jack Krcmarik, Bailey Langbo, and Libby Krcmarik (alternate) advanced

to the Regional Spelling Bee on March 13th at the City Opera House where Jack finished second.

Congratulations to all of our spelling bee students for representing GTACS!

Math Counts

Competition Results >

On Saturday, Feb. 12 at NMC, the SEAS middle school Math Counts

team placed 2nd in the team competition, qualifying them for the state

competition at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. Teacher,

Tim Shrift coached 7th graders Michael Klettner and Parker Wilson,

and 8th graders Jessica Pax and Michael Jakobczyk.

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BISHOP HEBDA VISITS BAY REPS HOCKEY GAME

The Bay Reps hockey team played Manistee on Saturday January 15, 2011 and the game was

designated as GTACS Appreciation Night. While students, staff, and pastors got into the game

free, the real highlight was Bishop Hebda accepting the team’s offer to come to the game and drop

the honorary “first puck.” At a special reception before the game, Bishop Hebda was given an

autographed hockey stick by the team and his very own hockey jersey with his name on the back!

Two Years in a Row: St. Francis

High School Seniors Receive

MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

Holy Angels students enjoy lunch with

GTACS Chaplain, Father Bill Lipscomb,

as a prize for earning enough Accelerated

Reader points in the self-paced computerized

reading program.

For two consecutive years, seniors at St. Francis High School received the

Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award. Ben Schell

(‘10) and Michael Elliott (‘11) were recipients of this prestigious honor.

Only 32 individuals state-wide receive this award and Ben and Michael are two

of only four St. Francis students to have ever received this recognition.

During Ben Schell’s four years at St. Francis, he earned eight varsity letters (football, basketball,

track and field, and tennis). He was a member of the National Honor Society, Glad Friend,

Kairos Retreat Leader, recipient of the Gladiator Athletic Booster Award for Character,

Commitment, and Compassion, and was the Special Sports Coordinator for special needs

students at local elementary schools. He is studying pre-med at the University of Michigan.

In Ben’s essay, he wrote: “By practicing true sportsmanship, you will develop your whole person –

mind, body, and spirit – and that will carry into your daily life.”

Michael Eilliott is currently a senior and has earned varsity letters in hockey, tennis, baseball,

and track and has been named a scholar-athlete for all four years of his high school career.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, Young Men’s Discipleship Group, and volunteers

for numerous organizations. He plans to attend the University of Michigan this fall

and study business. In Michael’s essay, he wrote: “As I got older, I became more aware of the

importance of mental discipline. Without a positive attitude, preparation could only take a person

so far. I learned that the difference between being a good athlete and a champion was usually

determined by attitude and mental discipline.”

Father Ken Stachnik joined in the

Halloween fun by dressing as “Woody”

from Toy Story with the Holy Angels

office staff.

MUSIC TO YOUR EARS!

The St. Francis Choir received a superior rating at the Michigan

Schools Vocal Music Association’s Solo and Ensemble District

Festival and now advance to the State Festival in Big Rapids.

The St. Francis Symphonic Band received superior ratings for

their performance and sight reading at the Michigan Schools Band

and Orchestra’s Association District Festival and advance to the

State Festival on April 29th.

Thanks to generous families,

individuals, and a grant

from the Schmuckal Family

Foundation, the St. Francis

Marching Band is “marching

into the future” with brand

new uniforms.

Holy Angels Preschool students

love creative play!

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ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT

This report has been created to honor our generous supporters,

as their investment in Catholic education is so vital.

This report includes both restricted and unrestricted gifts made to the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools between January 1, 2010

and December 31, 2010. Cash gifts (sponsorships and scholarship auction) made to the 2010 Gladhander Auction are included in this

report. Other contributions made to the 2010 Gladhander Auction (auction items, tickets, etc.) are not included in this report, as those

donors were recognized in the Gladhander Auction catalog and/or video. Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of this report.

If your name has been omitted, misspelled or misplaced, we sincerely apologize and ask you to contact the Development Office at

(231) 946-8147 so that we may correct our records.

ANNUAL DONOR LISTING 2010

The St. Ambrose Society was formed in 2008 to honor those donors who make a major annual

commitment to GTACS. A major annual commitment is defined as $2,500 or greater for any purpose.

Benefits of membership include two adult Gladiator All Sports passes, invitation to an annual

wine & hors d’oeuvres reception, and a gift of a book or prayer card during the Easter season.

Strategic Gifts

(gifts greater than

or equal to $20,000)

Anonymous Family Foundation

Anonymous Grandparent

Anonymous Grandparent

Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Myler

THE OLESON FOUNDATION

Leadership Gifts

(gifts of $10,000-19,999)

Anonymous Estate Gift

Mrs. Pat Alpers &

ALPERS EXCAVATING, INC.

ART AND MARY SCHMUCKAL

FAMILY FOUNDATION

Mr. and Mrs. Shane Bullough

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Connolly

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fortuna

JENKINS GROUP

Mr. A. Joseph Kinney

Senator and Mrs. George McManus, Jr.

TRAVERSE CITY STATE BANK

Major Gifts

(gifts of $5,000-9,999)

Anonymous Estate

Anonymous Gladhander Donor

Anonymous Parent

BILL MARSH AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Broad

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Brodeur

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Deneweth

Mr. and Mrs. John Ehardt

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Foster

FOX MOTORS - Mr. John Cueter

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jones

Dr. and Dr. Montgomery Hegewald

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jenkins

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lagina

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Ochs

OTWELL MAWBY GEOTECHNICAL,

P.C. - Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mawby

Mr. and Mrs. John Puetz

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ritchie

Mr. Arthur Schmuckal

SHUMSKY FOUNDATION

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Winkler

Did You Know? GTACS employees invested over

$30,000 in the school during the most recent fiscal year

through payroll deduction gifts and outright gifts!

Impact Gifts

(gifts of $2,500-4,999)

Anonymous

Anonymous Grandparent

ARTHRITIS & OSTEOPOROSIS

CENTER - Dr. and Mrs.

Michael Mawby

Mr. James J. Beckett

BEERS FAMILY FOUNDATION

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Belovich

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brink

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Buell

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carlson

Dr. and Dr. Michael Carroll

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Clulo

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Colligan

Dr. Matthew Colligan

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas DeYoung

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Donahue

DOWNTOWN TRAVERSE CITY

ASSOCIATION

EAST TRAVERSE CATHOLIC

FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Eckhoff

FITZMAURICE-GARVIN -

Mr. and Mrs. David Kaplan

GREAT LAKES FOOT AND

ANKLE SPECIALISTS -

Dr. and Mrs. Szczepanski

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Heintz

Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Howard

Mr. and Dr. Timothy Hughes

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Jeynes

Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Kesseler

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Klumpp

Dr. and Mrs. John Krcmarik

Mr. and Mrs. Gene LaFave

Reverend and Mrs. William Lipscomb

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maasberg

Mr. John A. MacNeal &

Ms. Sharon A. Bogucki

Dr. and Mrs. James McClellan III

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Mueller

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mueller

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Osborne

PULMONARY AND CRITICAL

CARE NW MI, PC

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Quandt

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Quinn

Dr. Timothy Quinn

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rochford

Mr. and Mrs. David Scerbak

Dr. and Mrs. Laurence Skendzel

SKILLED MANUFACTURING, INC. -

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Carlson

SUPERIOR INVESTMENTS AND

RETIREMENT PLANNING INC.

Dr. and Mrs. Dan Thuente

WICKSALL DISTRIBUTORS, INC.

MARY (LaRoche) WAY - SF ‘ 32

ESTATE GIFT

St. Francis High School recently received a gift from the estate of Mary Way, who

passed away in October of 2009. Mary was born in 1914 at the residence of

211 East 12th Street. Mary was a life-long member of St. Francis Church, where

she attended daily Mass, received six different sacraments, and had a wonderful

rapport with Fr. Kohler. Mary was the valedictorian of the class of 1932.

In addition to raising her family with husband, Chester (deceased in 1987), Mary

taught at Sabin, Courtade, Gunton, and Maple Grove schools. Mary also taught

6th grade for nearly 10 years at St. Francis during the 1960’s. Mary’s children

are Lois Owens (SF ’67), Janet Bliss (SF ’69 and deceased), and Charles (SF ’71).

When presenting the estate gift to the school, Charles Way conveyed how deeply

Mary loved the Church, St. Francis High School, and her family. Charles asked

that the gift be used for the most humble of purposes, as this would be the most

fitting way to honor Mary.

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Foundation Gifts

(gifts of $1,000-2,499)

ADVANCED FOOT & ANKLE CENTERS

AMERICAN WASTE

AQUINAS COLLEGE

BELLE TIRE

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Benson

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Biederman

BIEDERMAN FOUNDATION

BISHOP & HEINTZ, P.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brick

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brodeur

BROWNWOOD FARMS

CEDAR RUN EYE CENTER

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clear

CREEKSIDE CLINIC

DIOCESE OF GAYLORD

FIFTH THIRD BANK

FOUNDATION OFFICE

FIRST FINANCIAL BANK

Mr. and Mrs. Branko Gegich

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gingras

GOLDEN SHOES

GRAND BAY MARINE, INC.

GRAND TRAVERSE FOOT &

ANKLE CENTER, P.C.

GRAND TRAVERSE PACKAGING

GRAND TRAVERSE REGIONAL

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harrigan

HARRIS GROUP, CPA’S

HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK

Mr. Robert Jacquart

JOINTSMART, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. James Kalajian

Mr. Mike Kanitz

Dr. Laura Keating

Mr. Robert Keating

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kleinrichert, Sr.

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Klettner

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lamb

LIGHTHOUSE INSURANCE GROUP

Ms. Megan Madion

Ms. Jean Marie Maslowski

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Mawby

Mr. and Mrs. Keith McCardel

MERRILL LYNCH

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Meyer, Jr.

DAVID MICHELIN, MD, PC

MOLD MATTERS, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mulcahy

NORTHERN MICHIGAN

CATHOLIC FOUNDATION

NORTHERN MICHIGAN

VASCULAR CENTER, PC

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL

FOUNDATION

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Paquet

PESCADOR, LLC

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Plough

PNC

PPSTC, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Quinlan

Dr. and Dr. William Ranger

Ms. Doris Ranke

RAYMOND JAMES AND ASSOCIATES

REHMANN

Mrs. Darlene Riley

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Roush

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Schmoke

SCHMUCKAL OIL COMPANY

Mr. Don Schmuckal

SENIOR CELEBRATION 2008 & 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Seybert

SRW CONTRACTING/PAVING

Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Strong

Dr. and Dr. David Swan

TARGET

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Tarrant

TEAM ELMER’S

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Troppman

TURNING POINT BEAUTY

COLLEGE, INC.

Partnership Gifts

(gifts of $500-999)

Mrs. Lorna Ameel

AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL

ANDERSON OUTDOOR

SERVICES, INC.

Anonymous

ARMOUR SIDING CO., INC.

BOTT & CO., P.C.

BOWERMAN, BOWDEN,

FORD, CLULO, & LUYT, PC

Mr. Dan Brady

Mr. Tim Brick

BRITTEN COUNSELING SERVICES

Ms. Lee Ann Bullough

Mr. and Mrs. Erick Chittle

COCA-COLA BOTTLING

COMPANY OF MICHIGAN

Mr. Greg Williams

Ms. Rhonnia Egger

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Endres

FIRST COMMUNITY BANK

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Forlenza

Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Gallagher

GOOD NEWS MEDIA

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Harris

Mr. Jay Hooper

HORIZON GEOLOGIC LLC

INTERLOCHEN FOE

J. & A. PROPERTIES, L.L.C.

Mr. and Mrs. James Julian

KLEINRICHERT FAMILY

ENDOWMENT FUND

Mr. and Dr. Joseph Kurtz

LEMAY ENTERPRISES, LLC

Mr. Walter A. Ludka

MANISTEE CATHOLIC CENTRAL

MCCARDEL CULLIGAN WATER

CONDITIONING

Mr. and Mrs. Sean McCardel

Dr. and Mrs. David Michelin

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Middleton

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Monaghan

Ms. Ann Murphy

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Navin

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nickodemus

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nielson

NORTHERN TOWER ERECTION CO.

NORTHWESTERN BANK

OLD MISSION ENTERPRISES, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Oleson

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Owens

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pahssen

Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Popp

PROGRESS PRINTERS

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reineck

ROTARY CLUB TRAVERSE BAY -

TWILIGHT CLUB

SAINT FRANCIS CATHOLIC CHURCH

Mr. Paul Schmuckal

Dr. and Mrs. Scott Sneed

SONNY’S BODY SHOP

THOMPSON,O’NEIL &

VANDERVEEN, PC

TRAVERSE CITY EYE CONSULTANTS

Dr. and Mrs. Mike VanderKolk

Mrs. Mary Way

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Weber

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Williams

Mr. Doug Wolf

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Wolf

Mrs. James Youker

Mr. and Mrs. Buz Zamarron

Stewardship Gifts

(gifts of $100-499)

ABI MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS

ACE WELDING AND MACHINE, INC.

ADVANCE FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

ADVERTISING IMPRESSIONS

ALLURE SALON

ALPERS INSULATION

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Ms. Nancy A. Amend

Mr. Philip Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Andrzejewski

ANNIE’S

ANYTIME FITNESS

ARCHANGEL GABRIEL GREEK

ORTHODOX CHURCH

ART’S AUTO ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC.

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Mr. and Mrs. Larry Babel

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Balog Jr.

Mr. Joseph Balog

Mr. and Mrs. Vince Balog

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bandrowski

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bauman

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BAYSIDE ALLERGY

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Mr. and Mrs. John Bedore

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Mr. and Mrs. Scott Belanger

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bergman

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bergstrom

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Mr. and Mrs. Alan Blair

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bobrowski

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Boomer

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Dr. Michael Bork

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Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Breimayer

BRICK PACKAGING, LLC

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Mrs. Norman Britten

Mr. Bob Brooks

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Mrs. Victoria A. Casurella

CASWELL-LATOCHA, INC.

CHAD L. BEERS DDS PLC

CHERRYLAND ELECTRIC COOP

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Mr. and Mrs. Scott Chouinard

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Mr. and Mrs. Scott Coggon

COMSTOCK CONSTRUCTION CO.

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Sister Mary Courtade, O.P.

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Mr. Mark R. Crist

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NIERGARTH, P.C.

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Mrs. Patricia DeYoung

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Mr. and Mrs. Larry Domine

Mr. and Mrs. John Dreves

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Droste

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Mr. and Mrs. Pat Dunphey

Mrs. Patricia Dutmers

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Mr. and Mrs. William Elliott

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Mrs. Rebecca Fall

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Dr. Brian Fisher

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Mrs. Beverly Fornelli

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Fournier

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GENERATIONS MANAGEMENT LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ghastin

GLADHANDER AUCTION

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Glaza

Mrs. Grace Glynn

Dr. and Mrs. John Gorman

Mr. and Mrs. William Gorney

GRAND TRAVERSE CONSTRUCTION

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grayson

GREAT LAKES BUSINESS SYS. INC.

GREAT LAKES ORTHOPAEDIC

CENTER

GREAT NORTHERN BENEFITS, LLC

Mr. Walter Green

Dr. Scott Groseclose

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gross

HAGERTY INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hardwick

Mr. John Harrigan, Jr.

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Bishop Bernard Hebda

Mrs. Ann Helton

HENRY A. FOX SALES CO.

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hilton

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hitchens

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hodges

Mr. Raymond Hosek

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Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jamieson

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Keipper

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Mrs. Louise Kelly

Ms. Maggie Kildee

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Mr. and Mrs. James Kirby

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Mr. Jay Knapp

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Koehler

Mr. Fred Korb

Mr. and Mrs. David Kozlowski

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Deacon and Mrs. James Krupka

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Ms. Eileen Larsen

Mr. Lawrence LaSusa

Mrs. Linda Laubach

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Mr. James Leyndyke

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Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lints, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lipp

Mr. and Mrs. James Lizenby

Mr. Doug Luciani

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MACLELLAN MECHANICAL

SERVICES, INC.

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Mr. and Mrs. William Marsh, III

Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Martin

Ms. Martha Mater

Mr. Daniel Matey

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Mr. and Mrs. John Mayer, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James McCormick

Mr. Robert McDermott

Ms. Katherine J. McDonald

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CABIN FUND

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McIntyre

Mr. and Mrs. Mike McManus

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meeker

MEEMIC INSURANCE

Mr. and Mrs. John Merrifield

MICHIGAN BEER AND WINE

WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Miller

Mr. John Moeggenberg

MONTAGUE ESTATE VINEYARD LLC

Ms. Jackelyn L. Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Morgenstern

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moschovich

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mosher

Mr. and Mrs. Marilyn Mumaw

MUNSON MEDICAL CENTER

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Myler

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley V. Nelson

OLD TOWN OPTICAL

Reverend and Mrs. Iakovos Olechnowicz

Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Olsen

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pangborn

Mr. and Mrs. Betty Park

Mr. Jim Pavelka

Mr. Alex R. Peplinski

PETERSON MCGREGOR AND

ASSOCIATES

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Picardat

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Plamondon

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pleva

Mrs. Betty Plough

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Primeau

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Provins

Ms. Carol Prucha

Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Prusick

Mr. Herman Putman

R.W. POPP EXCAVATING, INC.

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Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ray

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Read

Dr. and Mrs. Dino Recchia

Mr. and Mrs. Erick Reid

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reid

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Riley

Mrs. Gladys Rivard

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Romero

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roop

Mr. David Rushlow

RUSSELL CHIROPRACTIC, P.L.C.

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Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sarkon

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Schell

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schippers

Mr. Wilbur Schmeltzer

Mrs. Joy Schmuckal

Mr. Richard Schmuckal

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Schmuckal

SCHULZ ORTHODONTICS

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Schurg

Mr. and Mrs. Josh Sellers

Rev. and Mrs. Peter Semeyn

Mr. Mike Shaw

SHELLYBOB, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Simsa

SIXTH STREET DRUGS, INC.

SMITH & JOHNSON, ATTORNEYS, P.C.

SMITH HAUGHEY RICE & ROEGGE

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Sochacki

Mrs. Margaret Sophiea Bufka

SPARTAN STORES, INC.

Mr. Peter Speer

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spieles

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Stayman

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sterenberg

Mr. Ryan Sterkenburg

STIFEL, NICOLAUS & COMPANY

SULLIVAN AUTO CLINIC, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Surgalski

SURGICAL ASSOCIATES

OF TRAVERSE CITY

Mr. and Mrs. Don Swaney

Mrs. Colleen Sweeney

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Talbott

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tenbusch

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thomas

Mrs. Janet Thomson

Mr. and Mrs. David Thuente

TRAVERSE BAY MANAGEMENT

TRAVERSE CITY PRODUCTS, INC.

TRI-GAS DISTRIBUTING CO.

Ms. Geraldine VanAllen

Mr. and Mrs. David Vandekieft

Mr. Peter Viall, Jr.

Ms. Shirley Wagner

Mrs. Joan Walters

WCCW FM & AM

Mrs. Barbara Weber

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Weeks

Ms. Jennifer West

David Wheeler, Sr. USN Ret.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter White

WILDLIFE & WETLANDS SOLUTIONS

WILLIAMS CHEVROLET-HONDA

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Marc Wills

Ms. Judith M. Wittbrodt

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wolff

Mr. and Mrs. John Woods

WTCM RADIO

Jan Wyckhoff

Ms. Colleen Yuncker

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Zelinski

Mr. Edward Zionkowski

Friendship Gifts

(gifts of $1-99)

AGOSTINELLI BUILDERS

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Alexander

Senator Jason Allen

ALMA COLLEGE

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Alpers

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ambrosius

AMICAL

ANDERSON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Anderson

Mrs. Kay Anderson

Mr. Robert Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ankerson

Mr. and Mrs. William Anstine

Mrs. Debra Anton Coburn

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Arends

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bassett-Payne

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Bauer

Ms. Patricia Bauman

Ms. Nancy Anne Baynton

Mr. and Mrs. Stephanie Beach

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bechtold

Mrs. Pat Beckwith

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beckwith

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Belcher

Mrs. June Benedict

Mrs. Suzanne Benjamin

Mr. Bill Berles

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bertschy

Ms. Helen R. Bidus

Mr. and Mrs. William Biggar

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Billingsley

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Birdsey

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bishop

Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Blumenfeld

Ms. Helen Bolton

BOOTS FOR KIDS

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Boss

Mr. and Mrs. John Botschka

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Brady

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brady

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brennan

Mr. and Mrs. John Brief

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Britten

Ms. Marge Brosnan

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brzezinski

Ms. Janet S. Brzezinski

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brzezinski

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Buckel

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Buell

Ms. Kay Bumstead-Dohm

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Byrne

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Byrne

Ms. Deb Calcutt

CALCUTT, ROGERS &

BOYNTON, PLLC

Dr. and Mrs. Paul Callaghan

Mrs. Jack Canfield

Mr. Arthur L. Carboneau

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Carney

CARTRIDGE WORLD TRAVERSE CITY

CASPER WILLSON WILSON &

HOMES, INC.

Mrs. Noreen Chapin

Mr. and Mrs. John Chemello

CHERRY HILL CLOTHIERS AND GIFTS

Mr. and Mrs. Janet Chouinard

Mr. and Mrs. John Clark

CLASS OF 1990

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Classens

Mr.and Mrs. Gary L. Clem

Mr. and Mrs. Marie Clous

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Comstock

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

SERVICES, INC.

Ms. Joan Connor

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Cook

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Corso

Ms. Mary Courson

Mr. W. Richard Courson, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William Courson

Mr. Donald Courtade

Mr. John Couturier

Ms. Marion Cox

Mr. and Mrs. James Crist

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Currie

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Curtin

Ms. Christine Czarnopys

DEERHAVEN FAMILY DENTISTRY

Mr. Paul Deering

Ms. Floy DeFer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deihl

Mrs. Jeanne DeLaney

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis deManigold

Mr. and Mrs. William Denoyer

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Mr. and Mrs. Luigi DePalma

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Derrer

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Devet

Mr. and Mrs. William Doerr

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doherty

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Dolanski

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Donley

Mr. Timothy Donnelly

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dubie

Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Dumon

Mr. Edward Dutcher

Mrs. Mary Ann Dutcher

Mr. Stephen Egan

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eggli

Mr. Rick Ellery

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Elliott

Mrs. Louise Elsenheimer

Ms. Madonna Elworthy

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Endres

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Erickson

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Esper

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Esper

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Evancho

Mr. Al Fasel

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Fasel

Mr. and Mrs. David Fellows

Mrs. Wanda Fettig

Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fitzpatrick

Ms. Frances Folder

Mr. and Mrs. David Frederick

Mr. and Mrs. Bret Friend

Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Friske

FRONT STREET INSURANCE

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gabriel

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Galla

Mrs. Bernadine Gallagher

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gallagher

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gallagher

Mr. and Mrs. James Gallagher

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Gary

Mrs. Dean Gauthier

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gavan

Mr. and Mrs. Anne Geiger

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gertz

Mr. Patrick Gillespie and

Ms. Rhonda Richards

Mr. David Ginsberg

Mrs. Martha Glaesmer

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Golden

Mr. and Mrs. William Golden

Mrs. Sandra Green

Mr. and Mrs. George Gregory

Mr. and Mrs. John Hall

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hall

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Handley

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hanes

Ms. Anne Hanrahan

Mr. and Mrs. Glen T. Harding

Mrs. Evie Hardy

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Harrand

Mrs. John Harrigan

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Harris

Mrs. Marty Haselton

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hathaway

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hathaway

Mr. and Mrs. Colon Hawkins

Ms. Lisa Hawley-Siddall

HAYSTACKS

Mr. and Mrs. Mary Sue Heidbrink

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heiler

Ms. Judith A. Helveston

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henderson

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hendricks

Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Herrera

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hilton

Mr. and Mrs. Betty Hinds

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hintz

Mr. and Mrs. J. Daniel Hitchens

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hobbs

Mr. and Mrs. Lani Hoenscheid-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. James Huff

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huffman

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Huiting

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hunt

Mr. and Mrs. Chet Janik

Mr. and Mrs. Mary Jarson

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jeffs

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson

Mrs. Maxine Johnson

Mrs. Grace Joppich

Mrs. Cheri Julien

JUNIORS DISCOUNT TIRE

& WHEEL CENTER, INC.

Mr. Brett Karis

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Karle

Ms. Mary T. Kavanaugh-Franck

Mrs. Mary Keenan

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Keit

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Kelderhouse

Ms. Jill Mikula

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kellicut

Mr. Mark Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy

Ms. Rosemary Kennedy

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kent

Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Kerfoot

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kilbourn

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kirkbride

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Klein

Mrs. Evangeline Klein

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Klingelsmith

KODIAK GROUP

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kraimer

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kranick

Ms. Theresa Kuhlman

Mr. and Mrs. George Kuhn

Mr. and Mrs. Ben LaBelle

Mrs. Pauline LaBonte

Mr. and Mrs. Ross LaCross

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn LaCross

Ms. Margaret Laine

LAKESHORE RESORT OF TC, LLC

Mr. Art Lambert

Mrs. Pennie Lambert-Travin

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Lamie

Mrs. Donna Lang

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Largent, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Laughlin

Mrs. Arlene Lautner

Ms. Mary Lazic

LEONARDO’S TREE SERVICE

Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Litwiller

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lizenby

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lodge

Mr. and Mrs. George J. Lombard

Ms. Lynne Lombard

Ms. Ruth Long

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lord

Mr. Charles Ludka

Mrs. Donald Lynch

Mr. Francis Lyon

Mr. Dennis MacEachen

Mr. James Maki

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mallery

MAPLE RIDGE ESTATES

CONDO ASSOC.

MARKET DAY CORPORATION

Ms. Amy Markey

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Marsh

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Maue

MAX’S SERVICE, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward McCall

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCormick

Mrs. Karen McCraney

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGeogh

Mrs. Gil McHuron

Mr. Robert McManus

Mr. and Mrs. Tory McMullen

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McMurry

Mr. and Mrs. James McNabb

Mr. Larry McNeil

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Meteer

Mr. and Mrs. George Micallef

Mrs. Dorothy Miklas

Mr. and Mrs. James Mikowski

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mikowski

Mrs. Barbara Miles

Mr. and Mrs. David Miles

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Miller

Ms. Dolores Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Miller

Mr. and Mrs. David Milliron

MIRACLE PRODUCTIONS

Mrs. Ruth Mlsna

Ms. Michele Mocere

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moeller

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Montroy

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Moon

Ms. Ann Moore

Mrs. Bernadette Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Moss

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Mucha

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Murphy

Ms. Thelma B. Murray

Mr. Paul Neumann

Mr. and Mrs. Colleen Newell

Mrs. Carol Niemi

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nitz

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Norconk

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Novak

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Novak

Mrs. Arlene O’Brien

ORYANA FOOD COOPERATIVE, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Otwell

PAESANO’S PIZZA

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Palmer

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Panks

Mr. Mitch Pasinski

PASSAGEWAYS TRAVEL

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Peterson

Mrs. Nellie Pitcher

Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Plamondon

PLASTIC MACHINERY

CONSULTING SERVICES

Ramona Pleva, CMT

POSH

Mr. and Mrs. George Preston

Mrs. Carolyn Priest

Ms. Tami Pronger

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Purvis

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rademacher

RANDY’S OLDE TOWNE

SERVICE, INC.

Mrs. Norma Rasmussen

Mrs. Kristal Rauch

RECON INTELLIGENCE SERVICES

RECORD EAGLE

Ms. Rebecca Reed

Mr. and Mrs. Lisa Reiter

Mr. and Mrs. James Revett

RIGGS CONSTRUCTION, LLC

Mrs. Mildred Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Rodes

Mrs. Eleanor Rokos

Rosinski Family

Mr. and Mrs. James Rossi

ROTO-ROOTER SEWER AND

DRAIN SERVICE

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rousse

RUSSELL CHIROPRACTIC, P.L.C.

SACRED HEART ROMAN

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Safina

The 1877 Legacy Society was recently formed to recognize those alumni and friends who have shown generosity

and foresight by making planned or deferred gifts to the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools. Members of the

1877 Legacy Society have made outright bequests in their wills, or have made other planned gifts such as life insurance,

real estate, or retirement assets. Members who have chosen to make such gifts often find that they also provide

significant tax and financial benefits (for specific tax or legal advice, please consult an attorney or accountant).

A recognition plaque that lists all members of the 1877 Legacy Society will be created within St. Francis High

School. Will you consider “adopting” GTACS as one of your children in your estate plan? Please contact Wayne

Mueller at 231-995-8428 or wmueller@gtacs.org for more information.

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Mr. and Mrs. James Sanborn

Mrs. Nancy Sanborn

Mrs. Madge Sander

Mr. and Mrs. Alicia Sanford

Mr. Robert Schleuter

Mr. and Mrs. David Schlueter

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Schlueter

Mr. Robert Schmeltzer

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Schmerheim

Mrs. Fred J Schmidt

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schmitz

Ms. Rachel Schofield Juen

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scholl

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Schultz

Mr. and Mrs. John Schultz

Ms. Nancy Schwall

Ms. Marilyn Sebring

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sellers

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Send

Mr. Ed Seroc

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Shamroe

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shumsky

Mr. and Mrs. William Shutler

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sleeman

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sleight

Mr. and Mrs. John Smedley

Mr. David Smith &

Mrs. Cynthia Robertson-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith

Ms. Ruth Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Margaret Snodgrass

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spafford

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spalding

Mr. and Mrs. Steven St. Charles

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strom

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stroup

Ms. Mary Lou Stuber

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Supina

Mr. Philip Swiderski

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Szuran

TACO HOUSE

Ms. Bernadine Tarnosky

TEMPER-SURE

THE COPIER GUY

THE COX FAMILY TRUST

THE FLOWER STATION

THE SOUND ROOM

THE VILLAGE AT BAY RIDGE

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Ms. Brenda Thompson

Mr. Jonathan B Tocks

TRAVERSE BAY ROOFING CO.

TRAVERSE CITY BEAUTY COLLEGE

TRAVERSE CITY ORTHOPEDICS

& SPORTS MEDICINE

TRAVERSE DENTAL

ASSOCIATES, P.C.

U.S. LAWN SERVICE, INC.

Ms. Dolores Vanpelt

VOTRUBA LEATHER GOODS CO.

Mrs. Marge Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. James Walters

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walters

Mr. Brent Walton

Mrs. Betty Watson

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Weitzel

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Welsh

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Werner

Ms. Brenda White

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wick

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. John Winans

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Winowiecki

Ms. Becky Witkop

Mr. Gregory Wolf

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wolff

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wood

Mrs. Patricia Woods

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wurm

XTREME CLEAN TOUCHLESS

CAR WASH

Mr. A. Douglas Yanska

Mrs. Barbara Zelinski

ZIMMERMAN, KUHN, DARLING,

BOYD, QUANDT AND PHELPS, PLC

Mrs. Ralph Zupin

In Kind Gifts:

ACE WELDING AND MACHINE, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Allen

ALPERS EXCAVATING, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bridges

Mr. and Mrs. John Briggs

BRITTEN BANNERS, INC.

BRYS ESTATE VINEYARD

AND WINERY

CARPET GALLERIA

CENTERPOINTE

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Clulo

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Colburn

DAY SIGNS

DEAN BOILER, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. Doug DeYoung

ELMBROOK GOLF COURSE

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Fournier

GRAND TRAVERSE DIESEL SERVICE

Mr. and Mrs. James Kalajian

Mr. and Mrs. John Kerridge

Ms. Susan Kinney

MACLELLAN MECHANICAL

SERVICES, INC.

Mr. and Mrs. James Matuszak

Mrs. Christine Mocere

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Niemi

RANDY’S OLDE TOWNE

SERVICE, INC.

RED GINGER

REDMOND AUTOMOTIVE TC

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Schell

Mr. and Mrs. David Schlueter

Ms. Judy Sears

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS, LLC

Ms. Samantha Wurm

Matching Gift Companies:

Fifth Third Bank

Kraft Foods

Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Pfizer Foundation

PNC Bank

R. W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Rotary Club - Traverse Bay

Twilight Club

Rotary Club of Traverse City

Rotary Club of Traverse City Bay

Sunrise, Inc.

UPS Foundation, Inc.

TIME & TALENT There are over 1,000 people each year who contribute their time and talent

to make GTACS a better place. GTACS is blessed with an amazing array of expertise. This section has been

created to highlight a few of the people who use their skills, time, and passion in a positive way.

DAY SIGNS Harry (SF ’69) and Patti (Clark – SF ’69) Day have

provided a great deal of time, talent, and materials to GTACS over the past

30+ years. From the big Gladhander sign on Cass Street to the myriad of signs

for the Gladhander weekend to the decals that advertise GTACS on vehicles

all over the region, Day Signs is always ready to provide help. Harry & Patti’s

children are Anthony (SF ’94), Matthew (SF ’00), Daniel (SF ‘ 07), Kelli (SF ’09),

and Mark (deceased).

BRITTEN, INC. Paul Britten (SF ’79) has provided hundreds

of banners to a variety of groups within GTACS during the past 20 years.

From the “Top 50 Catholic High School” banners to the gymnasium banners,

to backdrops for the musicals, the school is very fortunate to have the unique

expertise of Britten, Inc. Paul and Darcy’s children are Ann Marie (SF ’05),

Kirsten (SF ’07), Paul (SF ’08), Suzanne (8th grade), Mary (6th grade), and Jack

(1st grade).

GRAND TRAVERSE DIESEL Dan Walters (SF ’79)

has generously maintained the GTACS buses for over 30 years. Dan’s expertise

was developed early as he began repairing the buses in high school. Dan’s

advice and skill with diesel engines have been an incredible blessing. The labor

and materials provided by Grand Traverse Diesel saves GTACS thousands of

dollars every year. Dan’s children are Paul (SF ’05) and Curtis (SF ‘ 08).

REDMOND AUTOMOTIVE John and Linda

Redmond have continually serviced the GTACS vehicles for as long as we can

remember. Any time there is an issue with a van or utility vehicle, it’s comforting

to know that Redmond Automotive is right around the corner. John and Linda’s

children are Mike (SF ‘98), Katie Gallagher (SF ’99), and Dan.

MIKE BOBROWSKI Mike is the father of Madeline

(4th grade), Lilly (2nd grade), Luke, and Christopher. Mike owns and

operates a business named Air-N-Energy Consulting. Mike donated a great

deal of time and expertise during the recent installation of a new heating

system at Immaculate Conception Elementary School. Mike’s assistance

resulted in lower installation costs and better controls that will continue to

save GTACS money every year with lower energy consumption.

BECKY KALAJIAN Becky is the mother of William (5th grade)

and Claire (4th grade). It’s difficult to keep track of all the projects that Becky

completes to help beautify our schools. From sunflowers at Holy Angels Elementary

to landscaping & painting at Immaculate Conception Elementary, Becky

is consistently working and organizing a crew of volunteers. GTACS is a better

place because of Becky’s passion and creativity.

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MEMORIAL DONATIONS

During the past 20 months, a number of alumni, past parents, grandparents,

and supporters have passed away. We are grateful to the families

for allowing GTACS to be the recipient of memorial donations in honor of

their loved ones. The financial gifts made by family and friends have been

used to make GTACS a more vibrant school. What a beautiful tribute to

the passion that all of these people shared for Catholic education!

“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and may perpetual light shine upon them.

May their souls, and all the souls of the

faithful departed, through the mercy

of God, rest in peace. Amen.”

J. Paul Ameel – September 19, 2010 Paul was born on Dec. 29, 1923 in

Detroit. After graduating from De La Salle High School, Paul served our country in the

U.S. Marine Corp. Paul and his wife, Lorna, were blessed with ten children. Education

and athletics were two of Paul’s passions. He was a founding member of the St. Francis

Athletic Association.

Dorothy Alice Beckett – November 9, 2010 Dorothy was born on April

12, 1924 in Saginaw. Dorothy and husband, Jim, had four children and celebrated their

63rd wedding anniversary in February of 2010. Dorothy was employed by the Record

Eagle for 26 years and was very active with St. Francis Church and GTACS.

Jean Ellen Britten – March 7, 2011 Jean was born on October 4, 1935 in

Detroit. She graduated from Immaculata High School and the University of Detroit. Jean

and her husband, Norm, were blessed with six children. Jean taught at GTACS for 20

years. She was honored as an Outstanding Educator by the Traverse City Chamber of

Commerce in 1986 and 1998.

Marilyn A. Buell – August 5, 2010 Marilyn was born on September 11, 1915

in Traverse City. After graduating from St. Francis High School she attended nurses training

at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manistee. Marilyn and her husband, Royce, had four sons.

Marilyn loved her Church and her School.

Helen M. Burkholder – September 12, 2010 Helen was born on March 21,

1913 in La Clede, Idaho. She married Everett Burkholder in 1941 at St. Francis Catholic

Church in Traverse City and together they had two children. Helen was a member of the

St. Francis Altar Society, the Catholic Daughters of America, and the Retired Teachers

Association.

JOHN J. DREVES – MARCH 13, 2011 John was born on June 14, 1932 in Traverse

City. John married Zelna Puishis in 1954 and was blessed with five children. John was a

proud veteran, having served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. John was active

in St. Francis Parish, the PTA, and the St. Francis Athletic Association. He was president

of the Association when the school received its first, brand-new bus. John also coached

8th grade basketball at St. Francis for eight years.

Victoria A. Hanson – November 10, 2009 Victoria was born on August 17,

1910 in Gills Pier. She married Alvin Fredrickson in 1953. After Alvin passed away, she

married Theodore Hanson in 1974. Victoria was a music teacher and enjoyed teaching

for many years.

Stuart D. Hubbell – September 22, 2010* Stuart was born on December 12,

1927. He married Marian in 1952 and together they had seven children. Stuart served

in the U.S. Army in both World War II and the Korean War. Stuart was instrumental in the

creation of a unified GTACS Board of Education in 1969. Stuart’s legal guidance during

the early 1970’s was critical in keeping GTACS open. He also helped to form the regional

Right to Life chapter. Stuart was inducted into the GTACS Hall of Fame in 2008.

Waldo Thomas Keating – June 11, 2009* Waldo was born on September

16, 1930 in Petoskey. He attended Central Michigan University, where he played

football. Waldo and his wife, Marcia, were blessed with eight children. Waldo moved to

Traverse City in 1971 to become the head football coach and assistant principal at St.

Francis High School. In 1973, he coached his team to win the Class “D” State Football

Championship and later served as a “press box” coach for St. Francis. Waldo “retired” in

1993 and began offering his time and talents to St. Francis Church. Waldo was inducted

into the GTACS Hall of Fame in 2009.

William F. “Bill” Kildee – September 2, 2010* Bill was born on January

31, 1923 in Traverse City and was a lifelong member of St. Francis Church and a 1942

graduate from St. Francis High School. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army and

served his country during World War II. In 1980, Bill married Virginia and together they

had a blended family of ten children. Bill was a charter member and past president of the

GTACS Board of Education, where his negotiating skills were instrumental in insuring that

GTACS would remain open. Bill was inducted into the GTACS Hall of Fame in 2009.

Mary Eileen Knape – December 6, 2010 Eileen Knape was born on August

26, 1962 in Lansing. Eileen and her husband, Steve, were blessed with three children.

Eileen worked at East Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union and was a member of St.

Patrick Church. Eileen was a loyal supporter of GTACS and served as Band Booster

Treasurer.

John R. Knorr – April 30, 2010 John was born March 27, 1943 in Budapest,

Hungary. John and his wife, Perrie, moved to Traverse City to raise their two daughters.

John was a retired educator and a member of the Michigan Association of School

Psychologists and the supervisor of Long Lake Township from 1984-1988. John was an

active volunteer with the Gladhander Auction.

Theodore Stevens Kramer – February 7, 2010

Virginia M. Kramer – September 21, 2009

Ted was born on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. He married

Virginia in 1948, enjoying 61 years of marriage and the blessing of seven children.

Ted retired from the FBI after 28 years of service in 1975.

Virginia was born on November 15, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from

Notre Dame High School, Virginia moved to Washington, D.C., and was employed by the

Department of War.

Ted & Virginia were active members at Immaculate Conception Church and were active

in numerous activities at GTACS.

Elizabeth H. Luczek – November 1, 2010 Elizabeth was born on

February 15, 1927 in Petoskey. In 1947, she married Raymond and was blessed with

three children. Elizabeth was an active member of St. Francis Church.

William F. “Bill” McGee – October 4, 2010* Bill was born on June 6, 1928

in Detroit. Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bill was married to Bernie

in 1956 and together they raised 9 children. Bill was an usher at Immaculate Conception

Church nearly 50 years and also served as President of the Men’s Club. Bill was a member

of the GTACS Board of Education and was a mentor and teacher in photography and

yearbook. Bill was inducted into the GTACS Hall of Fame in 2010.

Irene M. Pleva – January 30, 2010 Irene was born on June 6, 1929 in Cedar.

She attended Holy Rosary School through the 12th grade, graduating as salutatorian and

earning a full scholarship to Aquinas College. She married Andrew in 1949 and had one

daughter. Irene was very active at Holy Rosary Church and a supporter of Right to Life.

Irene’s strong Catholic faith was a very important part of her life.

Rose Marie Schmuckal – May 26, 2010

ELmer anthony Schmuckal – March 19, 2011

Rose was born on August 10, 1918 in Kingsley. Rose married Elmer in 1938 at St. Mary’s

of Hannah and they were blessed with nearly 72 years together along with five children.

Rose was a member of St. Mary’s of Hannah Altar Society and was passionate about raising

her children with a strong Catholic education.

Elmer was born on May 22, 1916 in Hannah. Elmer was a dairy farmer with a strong

work ethic and a love for all aspects of farming. He enjoyed his retirement years on Duck

Lake, often hosting family gatherings and guiding pontoon rides. Elmer was a longtime

member of St. Mary’s of Hannah and St. Patrick’s. Elmer cared deeply about his faith and

his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

* KEY: Hall of Fame Inductee

Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools Foundation, Inc.

The GTACS Foundation has over $1 million in assets and provides over $50,000 in grants to

www.gtacs.org

GTACS through a number of permanently endowed scholarship funds. The leadership team of the

GTACS Foundation consists of 5 priests, 12 lay trustees, and 2 honorary lay trustees.

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123 East Eleventh Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

TUESDAY,

MAY 10, 2011

SAVE THE DATE!

MISSION STATEMENT

The Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools are dedicated to providing a Catholic education ensuring educational quality

for all families willing to enter into a partnership to develop each child to his or her fullest spiritual and academic potential.

GRAND TRAVERSE AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

HOLY ANGELS

Preschool & Elementary

130 East Tenth Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (231) 946-5961

Fax: (231) 946-1878

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Elementary School

218 Vine Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (231) 947-1252

Fax: (231) 947-2508

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON

Middle School

1601 Three Mile Road

Traverse City, MI 49696

Phone: (231) 932-4810

Fax: (231) 932-4814

ST. FRANCIS

High School

123 East Eleventh Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (231) 946-8038

Fax: (231) 946-1878

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