THE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI, PARENTS, AND FRIENDS OF BISHOP MOORE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FALL 2016
MOORE WHERE DO WE FIND GOD?
Magazine is published A profound theological query? For many it appears to be so.
bi-annually by the Bishop Moore However, for the person seeing the world through eyes of faith…
Catholic Advancement Office. not so much.
MARVIN SNYDER We encounter God the moment we recognize Christ’s presence
EDITOR in ourselves and in those we minister with and to. As a Catholic
community our very identity is dependent upon how we perceive
GENEVIEVE FABLE our place in the world and how we act on that realization. As a
ART DIRECTOR people, we can do much good in the world; however, as people of faith, we reflect on any
considerate actions we undertake as being directly entwined with who we are as God’s people.
TONY MEHLICH ‘03 Service to others is fundamental to Bishop Moore Catholic’s mission. Our community has
CONTRIBUTORS undoubtedly put in hours of time and has contributed many items to causes and people over
the years. Often we may perceive that it is “the things” that we may collect through our various
Address correspondence to: drives that are the essential needs we are filling in our mission. The reality is that the greatest
Bishop Moore Catholic provision is the encounter with Christ when we are opening others and ourselves up in the
Advancement Office experience of giving and receiving. Whether it is a school-wide collection to provide a track
3901 Edgewater Drive chair for a wounded veteran, spending time with refugee families, or the support we give one
Orlando, FL 32804 another when times become rough, we have found God in our actions.
Articles are expressly the opinions of the We are ever so grateful for the service and support of our students, their families, our staff, and our
author. We reserve the right to edit all alumni. It is truly a blessing to be part of such a community where Christ’s presence is alive and well.
content for accuracy and length. We
gladly submit photos received but due Virtus et Scientia,
to the volume submitted and quality,
we may not be able to display them all. SCOTT BROGAN
PRESIDENT “Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes
through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to
ADVANCEMENT TEAM do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands,
yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth
MARVIN SNYDER but yours.”
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT Attributed to Saint Teresa of Ávila
DIRECTOR OF MISSION EFFECTIVENESS
LISA ALFONSO ‘91
TONY MEHLICH ‘03
ALUMNI AND COMMUNICATIONS
ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
MICHAEL MALATESTA ‘71
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
2. Letter from Principal
5. Awards Day
6. Legacy Graduates
8. Foodies of BMC
10. Alumni Spotlights
12. Mission Trip
14. Arts at BMC
16. Sports Updates
24. Alumni Updates
31. Annual Report
LIGHT OF FAITH AWARD
As our most recent graduates from the Class of 2016 venture “Two weeks ago, you really showed
into the world, they do so confident in the Light of Christ who you were about when one of your
which they carry with them. As their Baccalaureate classmates, Joe Skinner, died,” Bishop
Mass came to a close, our beloved Bishop John Noonan said. “Joe was an example of the
Noonan said he was inspired by them from spirituality of the Class of 2016. He was a
their earliest days when they first celebrated leader of faith. I heard many of you speak
Mass together as a class; throughout the on his focus on God. Joe showed us how to
years as they celebrated God in their sports love fully. So, in memory of Joe Skinner,
victories through prayer and retreats, served I present this Light of Faith Award to you,
as missionaries in our sister diocese in the the graduating class of 2016.”
Dominican Republic, visited refugees from
all over the globe who had just made a In each of their own unique ways, our
home in the United States, made an impact alumni carry the Light of Christ into the
on the lives of their Morning Star peers and world. We proudly display the Light of Faith
more; but most importantly as they rallied award in memory of Joe, but also in honor
around their classmate, 17-year-old Joe of all Hornets who have left the nest to bring
Skinner, as he battled a rare form of Christ's light to the world.
leukemia during the final months of their
TAKING ON THE WORLD
“Catholic education has truly been a gift “We are determined to
in each and every one of our lives, take on the world,
A GIFT THAT HAS EQUIPPED US
with all of the tools necessary to make a difference
for success in our futures.” WITH THE GIFTS BESTOWED
Katie Kane ‘16 upon us by God.”
4 Carl Ty ‘16
On Friday, April 29th At the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony, the graduating seniors and their
the BMC community families traveled to the Rosen Centre Hotel to celebrate their many achievements at
gathered to recognize the a luncheon hosted in their honor. In addition to being addressed by Speaker of the
outstanding achievements Hornet House Jack McMahan ‘16, The Honorable Chief Judge Fred Lauten ' 71
of the students over the shared with the class some words of wisdom. "One of the frightening, and at the
course of the academic same time exhilarating, aspects of college is – you get to start all over again.
year. During the Awards In fact, you have to start all over again. At first this might seem frightening or at
Day ceremony held in least exhausting knowing how much effort you put in to your accomplishments
the school gymnasium, during your four years at BMCHS.
select colleges and But if you think about it another way, you are being handed an enormously
universities, and the thrilling, challenging, and exciting opportunity. You have the chance to redefine
school presented who you are and who you want to become - if that is what you choose to do -
recipients with awards or just enhance who you already are by continuing to grow and learn and
certificates and some experience new things."
with financial scholarships
including the Ann Hefferin Reen Memorial Scholarship Winner Jack McMahan ‘16
Memorial Endowment, Hefferin Memorial Scholarship Winner
Kelly Reen Memorial
Timmes Memorial Scholarship Winner Judge Fred Lawton ‘71
Alumni Scholarship Winner Circling up to sing the alma mater
2016 LEGACY GRADUATES
Anderson Brauman Brockman Castillo Daly
Daugherty/Ramos Davis Etscorn Froehlich Froehlich/Breig
Gibson/Strandberg Grzeszczak/Mueller Hartmann Hotaling/Wright Isola
Kleier/Zaytoun Koula/Darcel Marfori/Zaballero McDonough/DeMuth McIntyre
McKenna Murphy Norris/Bourne O’Keefe Ruiz-Ashley/Spiker
Secrist/Jassir Smith/Hickey Smith Tessitore/Delaporte Topper
With faith that’s everlasting and love that’s ever true,
we pledge thee, alma mater, our loyalty to you.
Our spirit is undaunted, our hearts are ever bold.
Oh, Bishop Moore, we praise you
and hail the Black and Gold.
FINDING YOUR PASSION
It seems that in just about every high school or college
commencement address the speaker challenges the
graduates to go out into the world, make it a better
place, and find their passion to do so. Several of our
BMC graduates have done just that by combining a love
for food and business acumen and opening their own
JAMES PETRAKIS ‘96 her brother-in-law, Brian
Petrakis, helped create
James and Julie Petrakis are Chef/Owners of The Ravenous and launch Greens &
Pig, Cask & Larder and Swine and Sons. Since opening The Grille. Both James and
Ravenous Pig in 2007, they have garnered numerous accolades Julie worked under Chef
for their ever-changing menus Brandon McGlamery to open Luma on Park.
based on seasonal ingredients and
made-from-scratch items. This culinary CAITLIN BARRY VAN VOORHIS ‘91
devotion has wonthem a coveted James
Beard nomination, along with praise Caitlin and her husband JT Van Voorhis are both Class of 1991
from Food & Wine, Saveur, Southern graduates. Their three restaurants are like one big happy family.
Living and other publications. They Many personalities. Unified by good times and good people.
are also authors of The Ravenous Pig: Their casual neighborhood restaurants including Ollie’s College
Seasons of Florida cookbook. Park, Finnhenry’s downtown Orlando and Vanbarry’s in south
Orlando love live music and getting jiggy with it. From game
Although James and Julie both grew up in Winter Park, they time to family time, they have something for eveyone. On game
did not meet until they were attending the Culinary Institute
of America (C.I.A.), in New York. After graduation, they days, it’s common for family
worked at some of the country’s most notable and innovative and friends, alumni, and
restaurants—James at Walt Disney World’s California Grill, BMC supporters to gather
Atelier at The Ritz Carlton/Central Park, The Ritz Carlton/ at Ollie’s College Park
Orlando, and on the launch team for Seasons 52; together, discussing
Julie at New York City’s Tribeca memories of their times
Grill, Union Square as a student and/or
Café, and Union student athlete.
Primo at Orlando’s
JW Marriott, and with
THE FOODIES OF BMC
MICHAEL LOMBARDI ‘91
DENISE LOMBARDI SMITH ‘79
Siblings Mike and Denise are third generation owners that
will continue the tradition of bringing high quality seafood
to central Florida while introducing the latest in seafood
products. Their innovative vision includes a new and
improved customer experience, both online and in store,
as well as, an upscale-gourmet cafe and seafood market.
GREG GENTILE ‘68 GINA GARCIA BUELL, ‘85
Greg Gentile’s Antonio’s restaurants have been a staple in Gina Garcia Buell is third generation restauranteur whose
the Winter Park, Maitland and Orlando community for many family’s love of the business started over 100 years ago
years. Greg has spent the majority of his life in Orlando, FL. with her grandfather. The first restaurants were based out of
Graduating from Bishop Moore Catholic in 1968, Greg still Tampa’s historic Cuban enclave, Ybor City. Growing up with
spends time on a regular basis with his high school class- Manny Garcia,III who established his own restaurant dynasty
mates. Greg started in the restaurant business as a second in Orlando with such restaurants as Pebbles, Harveys, and
career path and the rest is history. Antonio's includes three Manuel’s on 28th was the perfect education Gina needed to
restaurants, two of which are under the same roof - Antonio's start building her own legacy. “I started working at a young
Ristorante in Maitland is upstairs and is known for its great age, but everything I learned about the business was from the
Italian food, Angus beef, and seafood dishes. Downstairs ‘University of My Dad’s Dinner Table,” said Buell.
Antonio's Market & Cafe allows you to shop for your favorite
Antonio dishes and gourmet items or you can enjoy a casual Gina and her husband Mike have
dining experience in the café. Café D'Antonio is in Celebration now started their own restaurant
and provides a beautiful lakeside dining experience. Wood legacy with three restaurants in the
burning oven, grilled and rotisserie meats are crafted with Villages: two City Fire American
great care to deliver a delicious Italian experience. Oven & Bar restaurants and Honest
John’s Whiskey and Provisions.
Their latest venture has been
Wahlburger’s whose grand
opening was celebrated by
thousands on Orlando’s Downtown Wall Street.
Gina also has her own television
food show called “Taste of the
Lake.” To watch go to
www.lakefrontv.com for listings.
FINDING YOUR PURPOSE
Throughout scripture, we hear stories of God’s light
shining through the darkness. These BMC graduates
have decided to take personal tragedies and hardships
and turn them into opportunites to help others by
establishing non-profit and charitable organizations.
Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world.”
KARA DOOLEY-OLSEN ‘03 TREY FLYNN ‘98
Helping families as they Supporting families
adjust to the new life of suffering from congenital
having a child with a heart defects.
congenital heart defect.
The mission of the Holden Flynn
The Greg Olsen Foundation was Foundation is to commit its resources
established in 2009 to provide and efforts to increasing the exposure
hospitals, doctors and researchers and awareness of congenital heart
the necessary resources to save defects (CHDs), the world’s most
those affected with various types of debilitating diseases. common and deadly birth defect, while providing assistance
and support to families of hospitalized children with CHDs.
In April 2012, Kara and
Greg Olsen were faced At the 20 week ultrasound, the Flynn’s learned of the
with all of the same Congenital Heart Defect. Holden Joseph Flynn was born on
emotions, challenges and October 11, 2011, and was diagnosed with Unbalanced
decisions of the families Complete Antrovetricular Canal, a complex single chamber
they have strived to help congenital heart defect.
over the years when they
found out that their child At three months old, Holden underwent his first operation.
would have a severe He would go on to require
congenital heart defect. The HEARTest Yard initiative provides three more operations, but on
families of babies affected by congenital heart disease with January 5, 2014 he lost his
a variety of healthcare services, including in-home, private battle with CHD. His memory
nursing care, physical therapy and speech therapy. lives on through the support the
Yellow Brick Road Foundation
10 provides other families.
WHITNEY LEE DECARLO ‘03
Passion with a purpose.
The Whitney Lee DeCarlo Foundation was formed in October of 2008 to memorialize the life of
Whitney Lee DeCarlo who was tragically killed in an automobile accident at the age of 23. This
organization strives to keep Whitney’s demonstrated passion for helping others alive through a
variety of fundraising activities and distribution of those funds to local community organizations.
The Whitney Lee DeCarlo Foundation Inc.
is a dedicated group of community
volunteers joined together for the purpose
of raising funds for local non-profit 501c(3)
community organizations. Thier focus is
providing direct outreach services for
at- risk children and families in Southwest
Orange County Florida.
DANNY TROSSET ‘03 TONY MEHLICH ‘03
Providing Sports and Committed to assisting
Recreational Opportunites in the coping process of
For Central Florida’s cardiac care post-surgery.
The We Heart You Foundation is
Sports 4 The Kids is dedicated to focused on charitable donations
removing the financial barriers of that will provide cardiac awareness,
youth sports programs and provide cardiac information, financial
recreational opportunities throughout resources, events, entertainment,
Central Florida for our homeless children in need. Every child and dinners to families.
deserves a chance to participate and it is the goal at Sports 4
The Kids to ensure we work together as a community to give The post recovery process has the greatest impact on families.
our children these opportunities. The length of stay can be uncomfortable and our goal is to
help provide the resources each family needs to help impact
In Seminole County, there are more than 2,000 homeless their overall experience, and provide a sense of hope that
children. With approximately 10,000 homeless children a brighter future is ahead. The blog, and shared stories will
in the Central Florida area, these kids are never provided give each visitor the understanding that they are not alone, and
an opportunity to participate in sports due to the cost of that so many others have gone through the same process. Each
registration fees and the equipment required. Sports 4 The pediatric unit ranges from 250 to 450 congenital heart disease
Kids believes that participation in youth sports can help many (CHD) cases a year. 150 cases are considered life threatening
of these children get through this difficult time of transition. within the first month after birth. The length of time spent in the
hospital varies with each family, but each stay can be upwards
to a few days, or a few months at a time.
LEADING THE WAY
Every year, students Eventually, Andi overcame the fever, his student who learned beside him, Luz
from BMC travel to our smile bigger than ever, but his family Maria, proudly taught the rest of the
Sister Diocese to bring started to notice something different about students in the school the words they had
God's mercy and love to him. Soon it was confirmed that Andi had learned. Sister Bernie told the students,
the people of the mountain lost his hearing. Later, tests would show "I thought God was asking me to make
villages of San Juan de that his hearing was gone permanently. the school bilingual, teaching English and
la Maguana. During Spanish, but now I know he is asking us
these missions, we serve We met Andi on the first day of the to be tri-lingual because our brother Andi
by bringing the gift of mission and immediately fell in love. His has important things to say to us, and he
education, teaching joy was contagious, and that night in wants to hear us."
the students English, our prayer time, we all learned his tragic
technology, and sports. story. But, since the Lord never forgets any Each year, we
of us, he already had a plan for Andi. go to teach, and
Last February, we had an opportunity to each year our
teach an unplanned subject when we met The Lord had called two Bishop Moore students leave
the radiant and joyful Andi. A few months Students on this mission who had been having received
before our mission, Andi had suffered a taking American Sign Language as a more than they
severe fever and because of the limited class at BMC. They lovingly offered to have given.
resources in the community, it was left share their gifts by teaching Andi some This year, Andi
untreated. basic sign language. His face lit up when taught us how to
he realized that there was a new way to be joyful amidst
communicate. When he learned the sign suffering, how to learn even when it's
for "hermano," "brother," he ran to get his challenging, and how to hear in new ways.
older brother and taught him the word.
This school year, we will have the opportunity
At the end of the week, there was not a to serve on two mission trips, and 24 more
dry eye in the room as Andi and another students will have the the opportunity to meet
the people of Las Lomas. Sister Bernie has
asked us to continue teaching Andi sign
language, but also to teach his parents so
they can talk to their beloved son again. We
are grateful for this incredible opportunity and
can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for
all of us!
A mission of hope raise "Words cannot express how proud I am
and a legacy of of Jack and how much he embraced this
service spanning opportunity! I am not sure if I would have
two generations. been able to dedicate a whole summer
of my time and energy to break out of
Christy Hernandez Cheney ‘87, ended my comfort zone and live in a village like
her senior year by taking a three week he has done," said Christy. "Jack is truly
journey to the Dominican Republic on a growing up and becoming a man. We
mission trip with our Sister Diocese. They could not be more proud of his resilience
lived in tents and bathed in a very dirty and ability to lead, teach and work with
river. They painted and worked on a the community of La Cucarita."
church throughout our three week stay.
It was a wonderful opportunity for her to money to serve there again the summer
learn and have a new appreciation for before his senior year. This summer, he
the little things she took for granted. has taken this commitment to serve the
people of Las Lomas one step further by
Her son Jack ‘15, had the opportunity to living there for three months as part of an
serve with Bishop Moore Catholic in the internship program through the University
same village during his junior year. This of Florida.
trip was so meaningful, he decided to
CREATING WITH FAITH
Wednesday of Holy Week, our students were blessed with a unique opportunity of prayer. World renowned Catholic painter,
Rob Surette, inspired our students through his art. He painted four large canvases, each taking only five or less minutes to complete.
Students were amazed at the images of Jesus and Blessed Mother Teresa which were created before their eyes.
After the performance, students gathered around Rob to
hear his stories of perseverance and celebrating the gifts
God had given him. He encouraged each student to do
the same, recognizing the unique gifts within each of them.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
BY THE NUMBERS
17 105 66
costume changes light cues
118 152 12
rehearsal hours ushers
5 12 21
live band musicians crew members sound cues
4 nights of shows · 3 directors · 2 acts · 1 story
COMBINED WOMEN’S CHOIR
The Combined Women's Choir represented BMC at State
Music Performance Assessments in Lakeland. It was an awesome
experience and our students sang beautifully. They received two
excellent and one SUPERIOR rating from the judges who were
all collegiate choral directors from around the US. They also
had a chance to workshop with a clinician after their on-stage
BLACK & GOLD
After 20 fantastic years, we are retiring our old marching band uniforms and
replacing them with a new custom design! The expense for purchasing 100
of these quality uniforms for our growing program is $40,000. We need
your help and hope you will consider making a donation for these uniforms.
We expect them to be around for several years to serve hundreds of Black
and Gold Brigade members!
To make an on-line contribution, go to:
www.bishopmoore.org/Support_Our_School and click on the Make a Gift
link on the left side. Once you have entered a gift amount, please designate
Band Uniforms under the Other Program Designation.
If you have any questions, contact Marvin Snyder, Director of Advancement,
at 407.293.7561 ext. 349 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
WINTER PARK ART SHOW
Gabby K. ‘16 Tommy B. ‘17 Niko M. ‘18 Jacob D. ‘19
GIRLS SOCCER COACH
COACH: AMY GELTZ NAMED
• Best season since 2007 COACH OF
• Varsity 23-2-2 THE YEAR.
• JV 8-2-2
DISTRICT, REGION, AND STATE
Mari S. (East Carolina) named
Central Florida player of the year,
FACA 2A player of the year,
Brighthouse player of the year, and
Varsity Sports player of the year.
COACH: TOM HAGE
• Varsity 24-7
• JV 16-3-1
JV won the Seminole County JV championship
and the district title for a record 31 times!
Arturo Y. was named Brighthouse player of the
year and to the 1st team All--Central Florida.
GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH
COACH: DAVID BOEHM WAS
• Best season since 2010 5A COACH
• Varsity 25-6 OF THE
• JV 17-4 YEAR.
DISTRICT RUNNER-UP, REGION, AND
STATE RUNNER-UP CHAMPIONS
Two sport star, Morgan D. was named
1st team All-Central Florida.
COACH: LARRY LANPHER
• Varsity 11-15
• JV 12-11
• Freshman 15-6
Collin H. was named to the all-tournament team
and will continue his basketball career at
Mars Hill College.
Coach Lanpher will be stepping aside and
assistant AD, Jim Yarbrough will be leading the
Hornet program next year.
COACH: KELLY BLYSTONE
• Varsity Record: 10-6
• JV Record: 10-1-1
SENTINEL SUPER 6 - FINISHED 3RD
Jeanne K. named US Lacrosse All American and to the 1st team All-Central
Florida with Sarah L.
Jeanne K., Isabella L., Alessandra F., and Ellie S. made the US Lacrosse
National Team for Orlando.
The Hornets broke Vero Beach’s 145 game in-state winning streak.
• Varsity Record: 10-8
• JV Record: 11-1-1
SENTINEL SUPER 6 -
Will S. named US Lacrosse
All American and to the 1st
team All-Central Florida.
COACH: CAROLISTA WARE
• District Champ Triple Jump Trilion C.
• District Champ 100M Boys CJ M.
• District Champ 4x100 Boys
• District Champ 200M Boys CJ M.
• District Champ Triple Jump Mari S.
• Region Champ Triple Jump Mari S.
• District Champ 100M Girls Christina V.
• District Champ 4x100 Girls:
Mari S., Christina V., Olivia M., Vanessa P.
• District Champ 4x400 Girls:
Christina V., Vanessa P., Geri J., Hadley B.
ACADEMIC TEAM CHAMPIONS
Each sport period, the FHSAA accumulates the team unweighted
GPA. Bishop Moore Catholic was 3rd in the state in class 5A fall,
winter, and spring sports varsity teams.
COACH: TOM SNODGRASS
• Varsity Record: 21-5
• JV Record: 9-7
SENTINEL SUPER 6 - FINISHED 5TH
Won the Ransom Everglades Tournament.
Domanik S. (Cal State Northridge) named Bright
House Player of the Year from Orange County,
1st team All-Central Florida, and Orange County
All Stars along with teammate Carson K. (NJIT).
TENNIS DANCE TEAM
COACH: TOM HAGE COACH:
Bishop Moore Catholic Dance Team
Record: 13-4 received a Superior rating getting
a score of 290 out of 300 and was
THIRD PLACE AT DISTRICTS also recognized for choreography
and Technique at the MA
District Champ: competition.
Nikki B. (Line 2 Doubles)
District Runners up:
Emma K. (Line 5)
Mary Kate E. (Line 4)
Team MVP: Nikki B.
MIP: Emma K.
THIRD PLACE AT DISTRICTS
District Runners up:
Sean C. (Line 5)
MVP - Eugene Maccouzet
MIP - Sean C.
ORLANDO SENTINEL recognized Rayshad L. as the Football Ironman
Player of the Year and the 2015 State Champion Football Team as the Male Team of the Year.
COACH: JUDY FROEHLICH
3RD IN STATE CLASS 1A
9TH AT NATIONALS
COACH: JOE MCKENNA CATHOLIC
7 STATE QUALIFIERS BEST
9TH PLACE STATE FINISH
MICHAEL HUTCHINS ATHLETIC
TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS YEAR IN
Devon K. finished 2nd in the state at
120. Ryan V. finished runner up at 152. 2
WATER POLO STATE
COACH: BETH WYLAND Championships
GIRLS Varsity BOYS Varsity 2
Record: 10-6 Record: 9-7
COACHES: MATT HEDRICK
MICAH DAVIS Final Four
WON ALL MEETS AGAINST 7
Four State Qualifiers:
Braxton H. 139 Championships
Gabe O.-M. 169
Joe W. 183 8
Parker B. Hwt
COACH: COACH: DAVE OCCHIALINI
• Varsity Record: 26-3
• Varsity Record: 20-11 • JV Record: 2-14
• JV Record: 10-7
DISTRICT, REGION, AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
STATE FINAL 4 CHAMPIONS REGIONAL SEMI-FINALIST
SENTINEL SUPER 6 -
FINISHED 6TH Junior shortstop, Maria P., and freshman
Gabe S. was named to the 1st pitcher Riley O. were named to the 2nd
team All-Central Florida. Josh team All-Central Florida.
B. named 2nd team, Rigsby M.
was 3rd team, and Joe Skinner
was named Honorable
Mention All Central Florida.
finished 2nd in
the Varsity Cup
standing out of
85+ schools in the
8 county Central
Florida area -
COLLEGE SIGNINGS WINTER & SPRING 2016
Parker Boudreaux Football Nick Fries Football Austin Anderson Football
Zander Zimmer Football Trey Page Football Edmund Corrado Baseball
Josh Keeler Football Mary Doyle Soccer Eric Forbrick Baseball
Robert Cheathem Football Mari Shurina Soccer Collin Hartmann Basketball
Ben DeLuca Football Izzy Poma Soccer Justin Moran Baseball
Jake McIntyre Football Hadley Bucken Soccer Will Stricker Lacrosse
Sam Savard Football Fernan Alcala Swimming ONCE
1960s James Oyler ‘69 Esther M. Soler ‘87
Daughters Ashley and Mary, and Graduated in May from Valencia
Allen Gray ‘60 daughter-in-law Stephany are expecting College with an A.A.S. in Office
Semi-retired from the family business – this summer. They will be adding 3 Administration.
Gray’s Jewelry in College Park. Now more grandchildren to their blessed
working at Home Depot, learning family for a total of seven grandchildren. 1990s
about gardening, hardware, and
plumbing. 1970s Jennifer Arnold, MD ‘92
Recently authored “Life is Short (no
Roger Copeland ‘61 Fred Lauten ’71 pun intended) Love, Laughter, and
Retired and married with 4 children. Practiced law until 1993 at which Learning to Enjoy Every Moment”
Son Chad is a retired Army Captain, time he was appointed to the Orange and is now on the New York Times
who now works as a Safety Director County Court bench. In 2000, he Bestseller’s List, and “Think Big”
for Bristo Inc. Todd is a USN was appointed as a circuit court which is available online and
Commander and Annapolis graduate. judge. In August 2014, he was in stores.
Brad is a Florida Gator and writer for elected Chief Judge of the Court by
“Wild Hogs.” Daughter Summer, his colleagues and has served in that
is a high school AP teacher. Currently, capacity since then.
an active Knight of Columbus at
St. Mary Magdalen Parish.
Gloria Cavanaugh Gray ‘65
Worked 26 years as a Microbiology
Supervisor in a hospital laboratory.
After retiring, returned to college and
obtained a certificate in Computer
Repair and Installation.
Sally Merrill Pickering ’68 1980s Antonio Francisco Alves Neto ’92
Retired from Critical Care Nursing and Attended his senior year at BMC as
enjoys being involved with her six Cathleen Craft ‘85 an exchange student from Brazil.
grandchildren. Eldest grandson is a Married and living in Baldwin Park Since graduating, he became a doctor,
freshman at BMC this year. Sons Jeff ‘91, happily ever after. married, and has a daughter.
Jason ‘94, and Joel ‘96 live locally
with their families and it’s a blessing. Michael Schefstad ‘87
Husband Bob still works in Nuclear Married 20 years to Sonja and
Medicine with Florida Hospital Systems. proud parents of a current Hornet
and a Black & Gold Brigade member,
Nicholas ’18 and future Hornet Ryan,
Class of ‘23. Angela, is a mom and
cake decorator. Joseph, is an Orange
County Juvenile Dept. of Corrections
Officer. Thankful to his Mom and
Dad (Helen & W.J. Schefstad.)
Brigid Collins ’96 Victoria Ramirez ’04 Roger Jerez ‘10
Appointed to the position of Judge in Field Training Officer Paramedic for Named an All-American Flag Football
Orleans Parish Criminal Court. Volusia County. Recently engaged. Official by the NIRSA Championship
Series and is recognized as one of
the top 10 student officials in the
Kevin Wilkes ‘98 Bryan Mroczka, ‘06 Christopher Jones ‘10
An American Airlines pilot and was Head pit master at Sonny’s Barbeque. Performs with fellow alumni Garin
recently promoted to Captain. With Trains employees at 122 restaurants, Thomas ’06; Joe Capati ’10; and
wife Amy, have a two year-old plans menus and represents Sonny’s Patrick Sullivan ‘10 in their band
daughter and are expecting their in barbeque competitions around the “The Mellow Relics.” Accolades to
second child. country. date include playing Fireworks at the
Fountain at Lake Eola for July 4th,
2000s Justine Alemany ‘09 Inaugural Orlando Beer Festival,
Attending Boston College, working Orlando Whiskey Festival, and the
Jennings (JL) Hurt IV ’00 toward a Master’s Degree in Social Florida Music Festival. They just
Currently a Senior Financial Analysis Work. Will be interning at UMASS released their first album, titled
at Ferrell Wealth Medical School Inpatient Child “On the Fly” in all major markets and
Management. Psychiatric State Hospital. mediums and are poised to begin a
cross country tour in 2017. www.re-
Zak Cervasio ’10 Kelly Schmidt ’10
In Broadcast Production with the Deputy Finance Director for the Florida
Orlando Magic. Republican Senatorial Campaign.
Adam Howland ‘03 Sarah Jean ’10 Lucien Johnson ‘11
Promoted to Program Manager at Project manager for Ford’s Digital Currently in his first year of Law
Lockheed Martin, Ocala. Recently Marketing Campaign in the School at the University of Florida.
received a promotion to Captain in northeast market.
the U.S. Army Reserves in Tampa.
He and his wife Erin are expecting
their first child.
Philip (PJ) Metz ‘03
In Korea teaching students from 3 to
16 years of age. Teaching 36 classes
a week! Loving the culture, environment,
and most of all the food. Was married
last June. Can’t wait to be home in
Gaby Barahoma Omenn ‘03
Currently at Google on their People
Operations team since 2014.
Emily Lawrence ’11 Nia Alexis James ‘12 Robert Ryan, III ‘13
The creative genius behind Archeology Graduated cum laude with a BS in Finishing his senior year at the
In The Community’s new animated Psychology from Xavier University of University of Notre Dame. Working
characters Jenn and Darren. Louisiana in May. Currently, pursuing in Chicago, Illinois for BP’s Integrated
She has a degree in Archaeology her Masters of Science at Mississippi Supply & Trading team.
and happily College.
considers Katie Truluck ’13
herself a Emily Sanchez ‘12 Selected as the Libero for the 2016
professional Graduated from the University of USA D-3 Volleyball team. The team
“avid doodler.” Central Florida in May 2016 with will travel to Brazil and is expected
a Bachelor of Science in Criminal to compete against elite volleyball
Justice. Entering graduate school at teams.
UCF in the fall of 2016. Member of
the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
Ryan Mortensen ’11 Caroline Fernandez ‘13 Morgan Mylod ‘14
Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree A Junior attending Elon University in Currently attending Franciscan
in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) North Carolina. She spent the spring University of Steubenville as a
from the University of Michigan in semester studying abroad in Brussels. sophomore Math and Education
December 2015, and was commissioned major. Studied abroad in Gaming,
as a U. S. Marine Corps Second Erin Johnson ‘13 Austria. Had the privilege to travel to
Lieutenant. Named “Student of the Year” at the Poland, and visit the home of St. John
He is on University of Michigan. Paul II, Auschwitz, and Our Lady of
active duty Czestochowa.
and attending Daniel May ‘13
The Basic Elected President of the Sigma Chi Lily McDonough ‘15
School in Fraternity at Beloit College. Interned Finishing plebe (freshman) year
Quantico, at Page, Eichenblatt, Bernbaum & at USMA at West Point. Chosen
Virginia. Bennett, P.A. this summer while working to attend Airborne training at Fort
part-time for the Golf Channel. He is Benning, Georgia in June. Following
Elizabeth DiVito ‘12 completing his final year of football Cadet Field Training at West Point,
Awarded the 2016-2017 Fulbright this fall at Beloit and was named she will go to Israel to train with the
English Teaching Assistant Grant in Captain of the team. He will be Jinsa Military Academies Program.
Jordan. Graduated from the University taking the LSAT in December 2016
of Florida, with a double major: BA’s with the hope of attending law school ANNIVERSARIES
in International Studies and Political in the Fall of 2017.
Science with Minors in Arabic and Bud Lawton, ‘58
International Development and Celebrated his 50th wedding
Humanitarian Assistance. In August she anniversary to Karen in September.
will spend the next 10 months in Amman,
Jordan as a Cultural Ambassador and Sally Merrill Pickering, ‘68
Representative of the United States Celebrated her 45th wedding
through the Fulbright Program. anniversary to Bob Pickering.
WEDDINGS Ashley Baro Weber ’03
Married to Jason Weber in Fort Lauderdale on
December 19, 2015.
Tom Kunzen ’00 Gaby Barahona Omenn ’03
Married Jeannette McCree on January 16, 2016 Married David Omenn in February, 2016.
at St. James Cathedral in Orlando.
BIRTHS 1. James Andew Sojourner ’02 and his 3. Tony Mehlich ‘03 and his wife Nichole
wife Lisa welcomed James Harold on March 5, and big brother Mason welcomed Maddux
2016. Joseph on July 13, 2016.
2. Andrea Steedle Upchurch ’02 welcomed 4. Caitlin (Cowart) ‘09 & Mark Mehlich ‘09
Easton Parker to the family on November 19, 2015. welcomed Cooper Brien on July 18, 2016.
MEMORIALS Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual
light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
ALUMNI Joseph C. Pullara III ’80 Darvia Lawrence GRANDPARENT OF
Brother of Peggy Pullara Parent of Blake ’09 and ALUMNI
Larry Blow ’61 Williams ’75, Patti Pullara Sydney ‘13
Albers ’78, and Cindy Pullara Peter J. Andognini,
Rev. Michael E. Shillings ‘82 Mary Elizabeth Noge, grandparent of Kathleen
Woodcock ’63 Parent of Anne Marie Noge Michelle McLarnon ’03,
Joseph Henry ’07 ’86 and Frank Noge ‘83 and Christopher Michael
Edward Quinby ’70 Brother of Antonina ’13 McLarnon ‘06
Brother of Valentine ’62, Robert C. Ochs,
Lee ’64, Tom ’68, PARENT OF ALUMNI Parent of Margaret “Peggy” FACULTY OR STAFF
Sydney ’74, and uncle of ’69, Robert Steven ’71, and
Jessica Quinby Perdue ’02 Susa Baldado Susan Lyn ‘72 Donna Esbensen,
Parent of Isidore ’11 and Former Faculty Member
Jeff Groo ‘71 Angelo ‘15 Mary Smith,
Parent of Marilyn ’11 and FRIEND OF BISHOP
Valerie Story ‘71 Cheney Litoon Bertholf, Jr. Melissa ‘13 MOORE CATHOLIC
Parent of Paul F. ’83 and
Paul Lorch ’74 John L. ‘86 Beulah Rose ‘Bea’ Striby, Angelina Pacheco-Welsh
Brother of James ‘67, Patricia Parent of Kathleen ’67,
’69, John ’70, Thomas ’71, Thomas Leo “Bingo” Joanne Elaine ’69, Karl Mr. Jerry Connell,
Philip ’72, Susan ’75, and Hartman, Jr. D. ’71, Christopher ’73, Father of faculty member
Barbara ‘79 Parent of Thomas ’70 and Michael J. ’77, Julie ’80, Sue Jackson
Stephen ‘73 Mark ’84 and grandparent
Victor Andrew Serros ’79 of Lauren Elise ’06, and
Parent of Emily Christine ’10, Anthony and Helen Falbo, Chelsea M. ‘09
brother of Maryanne Lyon Parent of Anthony ‘80
’69, Nancy Helen Carrell and daughter-in-law Karen
’70, Carolyn Mullin ’72, Strandberg Falbo ‘82, and
Shirley Welch ’74, and grandparents of Nicholas
Joanne Serros ‘77 ‘11, Vincent ‘14 and
all at once. The meaning of #SkinnerStrong included giving up his
own last wish so they could have theirs - kids fighting, just like him.
Walk for Wishes presented by Matt Morgan '03 Joe’s diagnosis made him eligible for a wish through Make-A-
Wish, but after spending weeks at a time in the hospital with
The Bishop Moore Catholic baseball younger children battling life-threatening illnesses, he passed up
program rallied around their teammate, his wish. He felt the younger kids deserved the opportunity more.
friend, and leader, Joe Skinner. The So with the help of his good friend, and fellow ball player, Mikey
Class of 2016 led an ambitious Giordano '16, they started to create t-shirts and wristbands that
charge to help others. The immediate read #SkinnerStrong to be worn by Bishop Moore Catholic
support and love for their classmate classmates who would participate in the ninth annual Walk for
spread into the community, teammates Wishes, held by BMC alum, Matt Morgan '03.
and friends called it #SkinnerStrong,
this thing, this power that gave you "Make A Wish was honored to have the support of the
thrills, chills, goose bumps and tears Bishop Moore Catholic community for our annual walk. Joe
Skinner's team answered the bell and made a tremendous
impact on our walk. The baseball program rallied around
Joe for this cause in a remarkable way. Joe and his family
remain in our thoughts and prayers." - Matt Morgan
JOSEPH DENIS SKINNER
But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' because everywhere I send you,
you shall go, and all that I command you, you shall speak.” Jeremiah 1:7
Undeniably on Saturday, April 30, 2016 the news of insight “…these last 6 months, Joe was my coach and taught
Senior Joseph Skinner’s death stunned our community. me what courage is all about. Just like on the field, he fought
and showed everyone his competitive fire towards this nasty
Although all were cognizant of the diagnosis in December disease. He has shown me what life is all about. It’s about
that Joe had a rare form of leukemia, no one believed his selfless acts of kindness. It’s about loving your family and
death would be so imminent. One may suspect our inability conquering hardships with a fearless mindset. Joe was a
to foreshadow it was due to the fact that Joe was so young LEADER that would put his arm around a younger classmate
and strong and as with all our students, his future appeared and challenge them to do what is right. A SON AND
to be just beginning. In fact, two weeks prior to his diagnosis BROTHER that poured out his love for family and a FRIEND
Joe signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for that would be there for everyone around him.”
UCF, and the day before a scout from a major league
team was coming to meet with him. As a living legacy to Joe’s eternal presence, may we always
endeavor to be #foreverskinnerstrong.
Our intention here is not meant to serve as an obituary for
Joe but a sincerely humble reminder to us of the potential we
all have (no matter how young) to profoundly affect the very
lives of those around us. Joe’s death while irrefutably painful
for all, galvanized our community. We soon recognized
how significant this young man’s life was to not only Joe’s
immediate family and friends but to anyone who encountered
him or his story.
Throughout Joe’s battle with cancer, teammates, coaches
and friends showed unwavering support for him, but it was
actually Joe that gave us all the ultimate gift - the ability to
see God though his actions and words.
Joe’s coach, Tony Mehlich ’03, so deeply expressed at
Joe’s funeral Mass, words that provide us with a meaningful
Bishop Moore Catholic
SCHOOL PROFILE 2015-2016
SCHOOL MOTTOFINALISTS FACILITIES ON CAMPUS ATHLETICS
Virtus et ScientiaSTUDENTS63 CLASSROOMS TEAMS (ALL LEVELS)
3 TEAL LABS
(Virtue and Knowledge) 1 COMPUTER LAB 48
1 LEARNING LAB
2016 GRADUATES 1 MEDIA CENTER FALL SPORTS
1 MUSIC STUDIO
287 1 DRAMA STUDIO Cheerleading: Spirit Squad
1 CHAPEL Cross Country: Boys and Girls
NUMBER OF ALUMNI 2 GYMS Bowling: Boys and Girls
3 FIELDS Football
OVER 1 CAMPUS MINISTRY CENTER Volleyball: Girls
1 CHEER BUILDING Golf: Boys and Girls
14,000 1 WRESTLING BUILDING Swimming and Diving
ENROLLMENT 2015-16 1 CAFETERIA WINTER SPORTS
1272 ACADEMIC PROGRAM Basketball: Boys and Girls
Cheerleading: Competitive Squad
NATIONAL MERIT ALL COURSES ARE COLLEGE PREPARATORY Dance
WITH THREE LEVELS OF LEARNING Wrestling
2015-2016 HONOREES Soccer: Boys and Girls
36 HONORS SPRING SPORTS
AP EXAMS TAKEN Baseball
AP COURSES OFFERED Lacrosse: Boys and Girls
8642015-2016 Tennis: Boys and Girls
26 Track and Field: Boys and Girls
FACULTY & ADMIN Softball
FINE ARTS PROGRAM Volleyball: Boys
3 DOCTORAL DEGREES Water Polo: Boys and Girls
4 SPECIALIST DEGREES BAND FLAGLINE Weightlifting
51 MASTER’S DEGREES CHOIR GUITAR
24 BACHELOR’S DEGREES DANCE TECH CREW HONOR SOCIETIES
DRAMA VISUAL ARTS
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