Trojan News 8/19/2010

Steeler Season Ticket Winner!!
Congratulations to Regis Greenwood ’57, he is the lucky winner of the
2010 Pittsburgh Steelers season ticket raffle. Thank you to all who
participated. The raffle raised close to $25,000 for general operating

Trojan Golf Outing:
Thank you to all 70 participants that took part in the 26th Annual
Trojan Open at Wildwood Golf Club on 8/9/10. And a special thank you to
Bob Glancy ’66 of RA Glancy & Sons for serving as the event sponsor.
The weather was picture-perfect and the course proved challenging once
again! The winning foursome of Andy Mankey ’92, Dr. Ed Pallotta ’92,
Wally Scheide ’91 and Brian Korenich ’89 took home Pro-shop credits.
The threesomes of Hal Luebee, Mark Churchin and Jim Dillon and Jim
Stalder ’58, Dick Peterson ’64 and Paul Zaffaroni came in second and
third, respectively. The event raised $16,000 for general operating

Staff Changes at North Catholic:
Campus Ministry – We are pleased to announce that Ms. Morgan Synan will
take over the Campus Ministry Activities as well as her part time
teaching duties.
Head Baseball Coach – Mr. Randy Miller has been promoted to Head
Baseball Coach.
Head  Varsity Soccer Coach  – Ian Hill ’06
We are still looking for a Head Cheerleading Coach – Interested
candidates please send resume to Principal Mike Pendred at or call North Catholic at 412-321-4823.
North Catholic school office 412-321-4823.

2010 Homecoming Festivities Planned:
NC will take on Avonworth on Oct. 8, 2010 at Lt. JC Stone Field in
North Park. The annual All-Alumni Reunion will be held prior to the game
at the Firehouse and the 6th Annual Military Night will take place on
the field before kick-off. A special tribute to Rip Scherer and All Past
and Present NC Head and Assistant Football Coaches and players is
planned. Please respond to this email if you are planning on attending.

08/31/10 – All grades in attendance
10/8/10-NC Homecoming vs. Avonworth. Special honoring of Coach Rip
Scherer and all Past NC Football coaches and players.
10/10/10-NC Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon, Shannopin, C.C. 1 pm.
2/12/2011-NC Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Central Catholic, Time &
Location TBD.
4/29/11-Trojan Triumph Auction, Sheraton, Cranberry

Prayers needed for the families of:
Bernard Sawicki – who passed away on Monday.  He was the grand father
of Brittany Winkowski our Development Director.  Father of Glenn Sawicki
’72 NC grad.
Allen Craig – who passed away this week.  He was brother of Winford
Craig ’73 NC Grad and President of Alumni Association.

“How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you
have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal,
and you have to be willing to work for it.”
Jim Valvano

Trojan News 7/9/10

Good afternoon!

The Governor signed the PA State Budget and the EITC Program is going to be funded at a level of $60 million
this year!

Last year the Legislature put into their plan to cut the Program by $10 million during this fiscal year and recently we were told that the program would receive a $2 million cut.

I am happy to announce that the Program did not receive any further cuts and are extremely thankful for your help with our postcard campaign!  It is in large part because of the voices of both the schools,
families and community that there weren’t any further cuts this year.

Special thanks to: Corazon, Inc., Maher Duessel, AMSCO, Inc., ESB Bank, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Thermoflo Equipment Company, Bridge Educational Foundation, Representative Michael Turzai, Senator Jane Orie and Monarch Student Transportation Corporation for their support in the EITC Program for this coming year.

Please Consider Your Company Supporting North Catholic’s Needy Families!
There are three additional newer options for S-corps and LLC’s to participate in the EITC:
1.)     The S-corp can elect to apply the entire tax credit to the shareholders/members’ Personal Income Tax in the year of contribution.
2.)     The S-corp can also elect to utilize part of the credit through the entity (ex: Capital Stock and Franchise Tax) and to transfer the remaining credit to the members/shareholders to their Personal Income Tax for the year of contribution.
3.)     In absence of indicating either option, credit will be applied to the taxes of the entity (ex: Capital Stock and Franchise Tax) for the tax year in which the contribution is made.  Any credit not utilized at the entity level may then be transferred to the S Corp shareholders or LLC members, to be applied to their PIT for the year following the year of contribution.
Please think about it.  Why pay taxes to the state of PA when you can get a credit for giving the monies to needy families?  Please feel free to contact me about additional information.

Have a great summer and God Bless!

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door that we do
not see the one which has been opened for us.”
-Helen Keller

Trojan News 7/2/2010

KDKA Salute to Seniors:Class of 2010 Valedictorian Alexis DeRiggi was recently on KDKA’sannual Salute to Seniors.  It can be seen on KDKA during breaks in their
All Conference Awards: Baseball team members Seniors Matt Fedzen (SS) and Christian Wolosik (P) and Softball team member Morgan Russo (IF) received All Conference awards from the Post Gazette.
Coaching Positions:

North Catholic has Head Coach positions open for Baseball, Soccer and
Cheerleading.  Any one interested should contact Principal Mike Pendred
at 412-321-4823 ext 128, mail or fax 412-321-0599 resume to North Catholic.  Please feel free to pass this information onto other potential candidates.

Freshman Welcome Mixer:
Thursday, July 29, 2010 North will hold a Freshman mixer.  Many families ask to come in and walk through the school for a bit and meet some of the other families.  We are planning to do this from 6:30 – 8 PM.

Reunion Schedule: PASS THE WORD

65th Reunion
Saturday September 25, 2010
12 pm at Highland Country Club
For more information please contact Chairman Randy Zotter

July 15, 2010
3 pm-8pm (Dinner will be served at 5 pm)
Invites are in the mail

60th Reunion
Saturday/Sunday- September 11-12, 2010
Interested ? Contact:
John Brill at 412-364-0371
Larry Koch at 412-531-5321

50th Reunion
August 21, 2010
Shannopin Country Club
More information to follow…

Plans are underway…more details to follow. If you are interested in
helping to plan, please respond to this email by calling Brittany
Winkowski at 412-321-4823 ext 118.

50th Reunion-2012


40th Reunion
For more details, please visit

30th Reunion
Plans are underway for 11/26/2010 at North Catholic

20th Reunion
11/27/2010 Holiday Inn McKnight
For more information please contact Marty Miller at 412-860-3350
0r Leigh Vaughn Quigley at 412-527-3816


10th Reunion
11/27/10 or 12/23/10

REUNION YEARS NOT YET ON THE CALENDAR: 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005.

Frank M. Orga ’64
North Catholic High School
412-321-4823 Ext 117
Cell 412-952-1953

Trojan News 6/18/10

26th Annual Trojan Open:
Sponsored by NC ’66 grad Robert Glancy III – RA Glancy & Sons, Inc.
August 9, 2010  Wildwood Golf Club – Allison Park, PA
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration and Lunch
12:00 pm – Shotgun Start
5;30 pm Cocktails and Dinner
For more information on how to participate or become a Sponsor please
go to or call Brittany at 412-321-4823 ext 118.

Open Positions:
NC is looking to fill open head coaching positions for Soccer and
Cheerleading.  If you know of someone please have them contact North
Catholic immediately 412-321-4823.

SUMMER FAMILY TOURS – Why wait until Fall to visit us?  We are now
scheduling personal family tours for the months of June and July.  Get a
head start on your high school search and tour NC now!  Bring your
family to our campus and receive a personal tour of our facilities.
Popularity of this program is growing, so schedule your tour today!
NC COMES TO YOU! – If you know of other families who have an interest
in NC, we’d be happy to meet with you as a small group.  You can host
this event in your home or we can all meet at a convenient location.
Either way, this program is tailored to meet the specific needs of your
group.  Daytime or evening, this 45 minute session can provide a wealth
of information!  You bring the questions, we’ll supply the answers!

NC Grad Performing at Cedar Point:
Amanda Foote NC ’09 is performing at Cedar Point  in “rock Band live.”
If you are at the park please stop by and say hi to Amanda.

NC Development Director becomes Mrs. Zuckerman:
Ms. Brittany Winkowski, NC Development Director and 2000 grad, become
Mrs. David Zuckerman on June 4th at St. Bonaventure church in Shaler.
She had a wonderful reception at Shannopin CC.  She is back working at
North and smiling constantly.

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because
your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely
what others think you are.”  John Wooden

Frank M. Orga ’64
North Catholic High School
412-321-4823 Ext 117
Cell 412-952-1953

Trojan News 6/8/10

Pittsburgh Project – Marianist Characteristic:

In order to highlight one of the Characteristics of Marianist Education (CME)–providing an integral, quality education, the North Catholic faculty set up a semester long student project focusing on Pittsburgh, called “Pittsburgh Project.”  Mr Bill Flanagan of the Allegheny Conference, the keynote speaker for the student kickoff, spoke of the unique qualities of Pittsburgh for the vision of the 21st Century.  This was followed by all the students’ spending a day visiting the Heinz History Museum.

Subsequently, each academic discipline devoted some curriculum time on a relevant topic connected with Pittsburgh in preparing students to undertake their individual projects.   In early May, each student presented his/her project to a faculty committee and a group of students for evaluation.  Seventy-four percent of these presentations earned a grade of “Average” or above.  Finally, the best projects were displayed at the annual NC Arts Festival.

During the fall semester the school will take up the CME of Service, Justice, and Peace.

Mr. Frank Naderhoff Retiring:
After many years as a teacher at North Catholic, Mr. Frank Naderhoff is
retiring. On behalf of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, North Catholic’s
Board of Trustees, Administration, and the entire NC family we recognize
all that Frank has done for North Catholic students, families and
colleagues. Frank has touched many young lives over the years and has
instilled them with the Marianist characteristics for their future as
adults. I know that you share with me when I say, Frank YOU ARE NC!!

Senior Graduate Colin Keller to become Military Officer:
Collin Keller has not only been accepted to college at Penn State
Behrend but also has been chosen to participate in the U.S. Military
Reserve Officer Training Corps (R.O.T.C.). He is the only graduate to
sign up for military service. We are all very proud of him and the
willingness to defend our great country. It is students like him that
do North Catholic proud.

Graduate Makes Dean’s List:
NC Grad Ms. Jess Hartman made the Deans list at SRU 1st semester and
2nd semester at PSU Behrend. She also is part of the Penn State Behrend
Chorus that sang at the Haydn Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall with DCINY
under the direction of Dr. Jason Bishop.

Scholarship/Grant-in-Aid College Bound NC Athletes:
Christian Wolosik – IUP (baseball)
Jesse Long – CCAC (basketball)
Tyler Staniski – CCAC (basketball)
Kara Carson – Charleston, WV (crew)
Tim Wood – Duquesne (football)
Alex Kline – John Carroll (football)
Kory Gribbin – West Minster (football)
Matt Fedzen – Thiel (football)
Bill Frizzi – Thiel (football)
Jake Szramowski – Thiel (football)
Ryan Exler – Thiel (football)
Aaron Krueger – University of Dayton (crew)

Prayers needed:
VIRGINIA S. (STEINKIRCHNER) FLOYD – Bill O’Connor’s mother in law
passed away on Sunday. She was grandmother to Mick, ’01, Paul, 05, and
Riley ’07.
Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9pm at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF
CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. Mass of Christian Burial
in St. Ferdinand Church Wednesday 10am. In lieu of flowers please make a
contribution to the charity of your choice.

“For it is God’s love that warms me in the sun and God’s love that
sends the cold rain. It is God’s that feeds me in the bread I eat and
God that feeds me also by hunger and fasting. It is God’s love that
sends the winter days when I am cold and sick, and the hot summer when I
labor and my clothes are full of sweat: but it is God Who breathes on me
with light winds off the river and in the breezes of the wood.” Thomas

Trojan News 6/2/10

NC GRADS Make Dean’s List:
It is with great pleasure and pride that the following graduates have made the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Kailey Joyce
Steven Koerper
Lani Romito

NC Senior Named Art Rooney Scholarship Winner:
I am pleased to announce that Senior Ms. Michelle Roos has won the Art Rooney Scholarship.  She will receive a $12,000.00 grant.  The award will be presented on August 14, 2010 when the Steelers play their first home preseason game.

NC Student Receives National Honor:
North Catholic student, Ms. Autumn T. McBride, has been recognized for superior academic achievement by the National Society of High School Scholars.

North Catholic Fine Arts:
Congratulations to North Catholic Fine Arts that was honored over the Memorial Day weekend for its production of the spring musical, Lucky Stiff.  North Catholic was one of 30 Allegheny County schools that participated in the 20th annual Gene Kelly Awards competition.  North Catholic received two nominations for awards. The first nomination was that given to senior Shayla Mitrik as Best Supporting Actress. The second was awarded to the adult and student staff for Best Direction. In addition to being honored at the ceremony that was held at the Benedum, two students from North were selected to participate in the musical finale that was presented to the capacity crowd at the theater. Sophomore Jordan Mitrik made a return performance to the Benedum stage while junior Matthew Hoffman joined him for a part in the all school finale.

Grand National Forensic Tournament:
Congratulations to junior Clare Lamperski who was one of four students selected to represent the Diocese of Pittsburgh in national student congress competition at the Grand National Forensic Tournament, which is held every year over the Memorial Day weekend. This year the diocese sent representatives to nationals which took place in Omaha, Nebraska. Clare was one of over 200 students who participated in the congress competition there.  This was Clare’s second national competition. As a sophomore she traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to represent western Pennsylvania in student congress. This past spring, Clare also represented North Catholic at the state level of congress competition.

Coming soon!
North Catholic web site will be enhanced.  Site will be converted over the summer.

Trojan News 5/29/10

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Your State Tax Dollars…
Unfortunately North Catholic EITC dollars have decreased this year do
to some of the wonderful companies donating having off years.  NC needs
your help immediately.  There are funds available for this coming year
if you act immediately.
Wouldn’t you love to divert you state taxes to a really good
cause, Catholic education in your community?
PA’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program
provides a tax credit of up to 90% for companies that donate to approved
non-profit scholarship organizations in the Commonwealth.
All C Corporations, S Corporations and Sub-chapter Corporations
can give from their tax bill up to $300,000.
For more information please call Department of Community & Economic
Development at 717-787-7120 or myself at
6/3/10- Class of 2010 Baccalaureate Mass, St. Paul’s Cathedral
6/5/10-Class of 2010 Commencement, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall,
8/9/10- Trojan Open, Wildwood Golf Club
10/8/10-NC Homecoming vs. Avonworth. Special honoring of Coach Rip
Sherer and all former NC football players.
10/10/10-NC Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon, Shannopin, CC. 1 pm.
TBD –  Don Graham Classic, Graham Court, NC.
02/12/11 – NC vs Central Basketball
“For it is God’s love that warms me in the sun and God’s love that
sends the cold rain.  It is God’s that feeds me in the bread I eat and
God that feeds me also by hunger and fasting. It is God’s love that
sends the winter days when I am cold and sick, and the hot summer when I
labor and my clothes are full of sweat: but it is God Who breathes on me
with light winds off the river and in the breezes of the wood.”  Thomas

Trojan News 5/19/10


Ms. Lori Swetoha ’86 – is making a wonderful offer to an NC student.  Lori is the magazine publisher for The Parent Notebook.  The particulars will be posted on our web page tomorrow.  Feel free to copy or email this to specific NC parents that you may know who have a son or daughter that may be interested in the program.

FOR PARENT EMAIL:  Subject:  Magazine Internship

Attention Parents of Junior’s and Sophomore’s:

The Parent Notebook Magazine (a publication enhancing children’s lives in health, growth and development)  is offering NC Junior and Sophomore’s an Internship opportunity to be a part of a magazine production.

This opportunity is a non-paid internship with the ability to gain credits towards student rewards all based on performance.

Job responsibilities include:
* Completing research for assignments and community events
* Lead the ‘Youth Writer” section by:
developing themes
providing editorial
working with other student writers
promoting the section to gain student participation
*  Ability to review editorial and edit copy
*  Communicate weekly/bi-weekly with publisher to review tasks, progress,
and overall status via conference.

Position begins August 2010.

How your child can apply?  go to the NC Website to download the application with internship details.

Deadline for first stage of application process is Sunday, May 30th.
After the application is submitted, you child will receive an assignment packet to complete.

See the Internship form below or on the NC web page for all the details.

“For it is God’s love that warms me in the sun and God’s love that sends the cold rain.  It is God’s that feeds me in the bread I eat and God that feeds me also by hunger and fasting. It is God’s love that sends the winter days when I am cold and sick, and the hot summer when I labor and my clothes are full of sweat: but it is God Who breathes on me with light winds off the river and in the breezes of the wood.”  Thomas Merton

Trojan News 5/17/10

NC Hall of Fame:
I am very pleased to announce the North Catholic Hall of Fame Class of 2011:
Eugene Beard ’53
Robert E. Colville ’53
Arthur J. Rooney JR ’53.
William Celik ’54
Robert A. Glancy III ’66
Mark D. Schmitt ’75
This years event will take place Oct 10th at Shannopin CC.  Nominations are being accepted by the HOF Committee for next years HOF.  Please go to the NC web site for the nomination form.

World Language Department:
Students from the World Language Department had a great day at Pitt.
Bayer Corporation, along with Pitt’s International Business School,
and the Cultural Communications Alliance gave the students an assignment
to research “Sustainability”, and in particular, the energy policies of a country.
NC students did a great job of presenting and many good comments were received.

Goldwater Scholarship Winner:
NC Grad Caitlin Powell, third year student, Case Western Reserve University, studying biomedical engineering and pursuing an M.D. and Ph. D., was awarded a scholarship for former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater.  It recognizes outstanding potential and commitment to science, engineering, and mathematics.  To read more details of the award please go to the Cranberry Eagle, Sunday May 9, 2010 for complete article.

Forever True!

“For it is God’s love that warms me in the sun and God’s love that sends the cold rain.  It is God’s that feeds me in the bread I eat and God that feeds me also by hunger and fasting. It is God’s love that sends the winter days when I am cold and sick, and the hot summer when I labor and my clothes are full of sweat: but it is God Who breathes on me with light winds off the river and in the breezes of the wood.”  Thomas Merton

Trojan News 5/10/10

Successful Trojan Triumph – Auction
Last Friday North Catholic held it’s Annual Trojan Triumph – Auction.  It was successful financially and especially the comradery shared by our NC Family made it special.  Ms. Brittany Winkowski, Development Director, and Mrs. Maria Dovi, Auction Co-ordinator did a wonderful job with the event.  Special thanks to Joe Wilson for his help with obtaining many of the wonderful items.  Our special Emcee for the auction, NC Sr. John Klocko, was outstanding.  Thanks again to those that attended, to our sponsors for their support and to the many workers that made it a special night.

The winner of the $10,000 raffle was Ms. Lisa Czar  – seller Joe Sieber.  The Pittsburgh Steeler lunch and tour winner was Mr. Robert Bruechner ’66.  Please mark your calendars for next year’s event – Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Cranberry.

NC Arts & Activities Night:
You are invited to attend NC Arts and Activities Night this Wednesday at NC auditorium at 7 PM.

North Catholic Inductees – Western Region of PA Sports Hall of Fame:
Last Saturday three NC family members were inducted into the Western Region of PA Sports Hall of Fame – Joe Bushofsky, Art Rooney Jr., and Chuck Mehelich.
Below are the NC members on the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Western Region list. No other Western Penna high school can come close to this number!!!!!!!!
1) Baldy Regan
2) Jerry Bergman
3) Charlie Walker
4) Rip Scherer
5) Don Graham
6) Art Rooney Jr
7) Chuck Mehelich
8) Joe Bushofsky
9) Dan McCann
10) Richie McCabe

Vote for fallen police officer memorial:
Please take a minute of your time to vote for this memorial for the three fallen Pittsburgh Police officers.
The grant money given by the Pepsi Corp. is based on the number of votes.  Only the top 10 will be given grant money. Pleas pass this info onto others.
Voting ends May 31. I believe is the least we could do for the men who gave their lives for the community.

Forever True!

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved”. Helen Keller