Three recent grads add to NDCL’s winning streak in Believe in Ohio statewide competition
Three members of our Class of 2021 join the nine current students featured in last week’s On-Lion for winning top awards in this year’s Believe in Ohio state competition.
Zachary DeRespiris, Evan Fonash, and Mario Misiti will share a $10,000 scholarship for their award-winning STEM commercialization plan for Aerobic Success Enhancement Masks (ASEM). These sophisticated devices maximize athletic workouts by enabling users to adjust their aerobic capacity by controlling oxygen intake with a motorized ventilation system.
NDCL had more winners in the statewide competition than any other high school in Ohio. Only 18 of more than 1,300 high schools in Ohio won awards this year.
Funded by the State of Ohio through the Department of Higher Education and operated as a program of The Ohio Academy of Science, Believe in Ohio is a STEM and entrepreneurship program that teaches students how to commercialize products and services and create innovation-driven business plans. Science teacher Mr. Evan Fritz coordinates NDCL’s participation in Believe in Ohio with assistance from academic coach Mr. Tony Hodun.
Freshmen retreat focuses on core value of community
On Friday our 180 freshmen focused on Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s core value of community by helping each other tackle the challenges of the low-ropes course on NDCL’s beautifully wooded campus.
Seniors from our Certified Peer Educator program served as retreat leaders to break open scripture readings after each challenge activity. The seniors helped the freshmen reflect on the power of Christian community so that they can support each other for the next four years of high school.
The day ended with a joyful celebration of Mass with Father Jay McPhillips, pastor of Saint Helen Church in Newbury. Father Jay reminded the students of the wonderful opportunity they have to attend a school where they can come to know Jesus.
“You can do great things with your lives if you always remember that you matter to God,” he said. “How you live, the choices you make, and how you treat others matter as you strive to become your best self—the self God intends you to be.”
Director of Campus Ministry Miss Halle McKeon and Director of Student Leadership Mr. Ben Lozar ’09 coordinated the retreat.
Sarah Boyle wins 3rd place in Congressional Art Competition
Congressman David Joyce‘s office recently announced that senior Sarah Boyle won third place in the Annual Congressional Art Competition.
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