January 2015

Students returned from Christmas break geared up and ready to begin a new semester.  Exciting things have been happening all over campus and more are on the way.  Be sure to visit www.stxavier.org  to stay up to date on all things St. X.

In order to continue to spread the word about all areas of the St. X community, please share news and photos with me at bschulte@stxavier.org.  To easily inform St. X about your recent news, please complete our online Reconnect Form.

Thank you for your continued support of our students!

Becky Schulte

Director of Marketing & Communications


2014 Canned Food Drive breaks records.

Theater Xavier will perform "Shades" for their spring performance.  Alums that were in the first production are encouraged to contact Ms. Mascari and consider a mini-reunion during the closing weekend of the 2015 “SHADES.”  Look for ticket information in the next E-news.

St. Xavier to host Christian Laettner Youth Basketball Camp.

Congratulations to the students who made the first semester honor roll!

Robot-X wins THINK Award.

Ihsan Walker ('16) participates in the Overture Awards.

Michael Vitucci ('15) named the Gatorade Ohio Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Mock Trial places third at UC Mock Trial Invitational.

Congratulations to the Outstanding Math students of the first semester.

St. X hosts alums in Play it Forward Concert.

Read the Fall Sports Recap- congratulations to all student athletes.

St. Xavier remembers legendary teachers and coaches Tom Ballaban and Steve Rasso.

View the 15th ESPX broadcast of the 2014-2015 school year. Miles Tiemeyer ('16) and Brooks Nieberding ('18) discuss the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Event, Robot-X, good manners and more...

St. X students help save injured puppy and act as Men for Others- and animals.

St. X is being honored as this year's Boys Hope Girls Hope Heart of Gold recipient at the annual Hearts for Hope event on February 7, 2015.  

Don't forget to follow St. X on social media!  Twitter: @stxsports, @stxinfo and @tahowe, and St. Xavier Alumni on Facebook and LinkedIn.


St. Xavier High School is proud to announce the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Marty Mooney '02 (Football/Basketball), Kyle Ralph '02 (Football/Track), Kyle Voska '94 (Golf) and Johnny Wolf '05 (Basketball). Basketball legend Christian Laettner will be the keynote speaker as the class of 2015 is inducted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Read more and register today!

Norm Spitzig ('68) has four published books, all which have been on the top ten on the Amazon Humor Books list.

Ben Lanham ('09) on tour with Cinderella the musical.

Jim Grogan ('72) is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona 2015 Super Bowl Host Committee. 

Jeff Hastings' ('93) family vacation home featured on HGTV.

Connor Buczek ('12) selected as second overall pick in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Florida Launch.

Tom Korbee ('98) and his group Korbee release the Christmas single "Christmas in my Heart."



Herb Breen ('72) uses the sport of rugby to change the future for inner city students in Fresno, CA.

Chip Gerhardt ('78) uses personal passion to help push for disability bill.

Michael Maney ('97) recently finished his first full-length film Dusk.  Other St. X grads also worked on the suspenseful romantic thriller including Ryan Lewis - producer and director of photography, Mike Bisbe ('99), Evan Maney ('99) and Jonathan Koop ('06).

Ryan Spalazzi ('95) directs TV spot promoting sports teams at Northern Kentucky University.

Peter Mills (’09) and David Watanabe (’09) will return to St. X on February 7, 2015 as part of the Gem City Jazz band performance.

Alex Smith ('96) performs with Lady Gaga on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Chris Born ('91) featured on WUSA-9 (CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.) on the religious origins of Halloween.

Dave Buten ('92) and his company Budget Challenge featured in USA Today.

Max Bierman ('10) joins the US Military Endurance Sports Team.

Jim Harris ('00) continues to improve after breaking his back on an expedition to Patagonia.

Chris Habel ('87) turns his dream into a 150-acre park. 

Matt MacConnell ('90) featured in the SCGA's winter edition of FORE Magazine.

Patrick Osborne's ('99) movie "Feast" nominated for Oscar for Best Animated Short.

Greg Scruggs ('08) honored as distinguished graduate for 2015 at St. Vivian's and talks Super Bowl, Marshawn Lynch and more.


Alumni & Parent Book Discussion Group

The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis will be presented and discussed on Feb. 19 (Intro, Ch. 1), Feb. 26 (Ch. 2), March 5 (Ch. 3), and March 19 (Ch. 4-5) from 7:30pm-9pm at St. Xavier H.S.  You may download the document on the vatican.va website, or purchase the book on your own.  E-mail Fr. Paul O’Connor SJ at poconnor@stxavier.org if you can attend one or more of these sessions.  You will definitely enjoy this experience!

Southwest Florida Reunion

Sunday, February 15, 2015,  4:30 p.m.

Royal Poinciana Golf Club, 1600 Solana Road, Naples FL 34105

The 15th annual Florida reunion will be in February. Rob (‘69) and Julie Heidt are hosting St. Xavier Alumni at the Royal Poinciana Golf Club in Naples.  The evening includes Mass, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and socializing from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. St. Xavier President Fr. Tim Howe SJ and Vice President for Development Ralph Nardini (’77) will be available to talk about what is happening at “our famed alma mater” and answer any questions you may have.  The evening is open to all St. Xavier alumni, their spouses and friends of  St. Xavier. 

Please go to www.stxavier.org/naples2015 to register.  Please contact John Schrantz ('96), Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations at jschrantz@stxavier.org or 513-618-3230.



February 6: First Friday

February 11:  Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Evening

February 13: Class of 1965 Reunion

February 15: Naples Reunion- RSVP HERE

February 27-28: Alumni Retreat at the Milford Retreat Center

If there are any questions regarding the list of upcoming events, please contact John Schrantz (’96), Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations at jschrantz@stxavier.org or 513-618-3230.


Bay Area Networking Night


Please remember in your prayers members of the St. Xavier family who recently have passed away. Obituary information is available on the In Memoriam page on the St. Xavier website.  If you know of other members of the St. X family who have died, please contact Colleen King in the alumni office at cking@stxavier.org.

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