March 2014

It has certainly been an interesting beginning to the year with Cincinnati's winter weather.  The students, faculty and staff are ready for spring! 

Be sure to visit www.stxavier.org  and www.stxsports.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.

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Thank you for your continued support of our students!

Becky Schulte, Director of Marketing & Communications


2014 X-Travaganza: modern art- an unXpected Xperience proves to be another huge success.

Theatre Xavier presents Batboy, the Musical this spring.

Science Olympiad finishes fourth and moves on to state competition.

Andy Wietmarschen ('01) named new head Cross Country coach.

St. X will host a special viewing of Blackfish, produced by Manny Oteyza ('85) on Friday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Nationally renowned attorney Richard Bernstein speaks to students.

AquaBombers secure 35th State Championship; six times in a row!

Mock Trial sends two teams to state competition.  Team Blue finishes 5th in the state.

History made at the State Wrestling Tournament.  Joe Heyob ('14) caps off his 50-win undefeated season and sets a school record 174 wins!

Robot-X hosts FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier.

St. X hosts Winter Signing Day 2014.

Former faculty member Charlie Rodrigues SJ professes his final vows.

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 Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014 inducts:  Mark Gerstner '89 (Cross Country/Track), Jim Herman '96 (Golf), Russ "Tiger" King '63 (Tennis) and Chris Sexton '89 (Baseball).  

Joel Podolny ('82) goes full-time at Apple University.

Roger E. Kanet ('54) publishes his most recent book Shifting Priorities in Russia's Foreign and Security Policy.

Rich Hidy ('12)  broadcasts the ESPN3 UNC vs. ND women's basketball game.

Alex Longi ('10) named to Academic All-America team.


Mario Tahi Lathan ('94) completes his first feature documentary Jaimeo Brown's Transcendence.

Michael Siemer ('10) part of the Air Force ROTC at OSU which created an event called 1 Day for the KIA (Killed in Action)-  a 24-hour run to help give a fallen/disabled service member’s children an opportunity to develop and pursue a college education.

Albert J. Mestermaker ('55) published his fourth book The Other Custer.

Tom Donnelly ('74) named Athletic Director of the Year for all of Southwest Ohio.

Luke Kuechly ('09) named NFL's Top Defensive Player.

Sean Suder ('96) named Partner at Graydon Head.

Shawn Trokhan ('92) makes national news showing off his igloo.

Danny Sexton ('09) spoke to classes about his work with the United Nations and Power Up Ethiopia. 

Mario Pellegrino ('09) speaks candidly about his liberal arts degree.

Greg Scruggs ('08) brings a late Christmas to crime victim.

Marc Wolnitzek ('95)  awarded the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati's highest honor.

St. X Athletic Booster President Bob Rinaldi joins King Commercial Finance as CEO.

Matt Berninger ('89) and the National's long rise to fame.

Archivist Karl Hauck is looking for information about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  If you have vivid memories of what you were doing at that date and time in history, please take a few moments to email Karl at hauck.karl@yahoo.com.  Responses will be recorded in a historical file in the St. Xavier archives.  Thank you for your time!

Are you a cyclist?  Want to show your Bomber pride while you ride?  St. Xavier is now selling St. X Bicycling Jerseys.  Men's and Women's sizes are available.  See ORDER FORM for more details.

Jesuit/Ignatian & Carmelite Pilgrimage + Fatima. May 14-24, 2014: Montserrat, Manresa, Xavier, Loyola, Burgos, Madrid, Avila, Alba de Tormes, Fatima. Led by Jesuit spiritual directors Paul Macke [Elder ‘63] and Michael Cooper [‘62]. Information at Parable Travel.wordpress.com, [727] 744-4684; mwcooper1@verizon.net, [727] 644-5544. St. X alums, alums of other Jesuit school, and friends all most welcome.


May 22: Golden and Then Some Reunion

May 29: Northern Kentucky Reunion

June 13-14:  Class of 1964- 50-year Reunion

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.

LA Reunion 2014


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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