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A SEMI ANNUAL NEWSLETTER - FALL 2012 #94
Look Who Won
32nd Annual Fr.
Sheedy Memorial golf
tournament results p 1
Reunion Update
Planning is in full gear.
Get all the info on
page 2
Big Retirements
See pages
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Alumni
in the News
Pages 7 - 9
Lots of
Memories
Pages 10-11
School
News
Pages 18-21
Te a c h M e G o o d n e s s , D i s c i p l i n e a n d K n o w l e d g e
Fr. Sheedy Alumni Golf Tournament
It was another beautiful day for the annual ACH
Alumni golf tourney held at the Roseland Golf and
Country Club. An excellent turnout again, but still
room for any new foursomes or individuals next year
on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. Fr. Sheedy provided us
with fantastic weather, making the renovated course
tough with fast greens. Thank you to Roseland for a
great day and dinner!
The putters of the winning foursome, Joe Ivan, Frank
Iatonna, Steve Norton, and Brad Fahringer, were hot
once again claiming the title. The "Sparky" Award for
spirit was presented to the foursome of Dave Roberts,
Frank Tramantozzi, Gerry Power (all class of ’75) and
Mike Racine. A special congratulations to the class of
'75, that had over 20 in attendance, most golfing and
some cheerleading. Thanks again and see you next
year.
Next year the tournament will be held on
Saturday, June 1st, 2013. There is always room
for newcomers, so call your classmates and come
join us that day.
I F I H A V E N O T C H A R I T Y,
I F L OV E D O E S N ’ T F L OW T H R O U G H M E ,
I A M N OT H I N G .
THANKS TO HELP, WE STILL HAVE A WEB PAGE
Technology is a great thing at times, other times, it
will drive you crazy. For instance, we faced a major
challenge when our web page host got out of the
business. Just days before www.achalumni.ca would
be cast forever into the wastelands of cyberspace,
two heros appeared to save our internet bacon.
Through the donation of their time and resources,
Sean McFadden and Peter Caira ’94 transferred our
site to a new server. “Our sight was only down for a
couple of days, but it would have been for much
longer without their collective help”, said Rick
Dumouchelle ACH Alumni Information Officer.
“I couldn’t have done it without them”.
I M P O R TA N T N O T I C E
2012 Golf Tournament Winners
Joe Ivan ’76, Frank Iatonna ’75,
Steve Norton ’77, and Brad Fahringer ’85
Please Remember Assumption College High School With a Gift In Your Will If you want to continue receiving the newsletter,
please contact us at:
[email protected]
or call 519-256-7801 ext 299
or visit www.achalumni.ca
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R E U N I O N
Alumni Homecoming Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
N E W S
Calling all former students, friends of Assumption, their wives, husbands, etc., to a gala evening on Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2012. Join us for
Mass at 7:00 p.m. in our very own chapel, then enjoy a cool cocktail in the Armstrong Gym along with delectable, multicultural appetizers
prepared by the 'High Skills' major students of the culinary Arts Department (led by Chef Diane Nehmetallah). Connect with your
classmates, other alumni and former staff members. Class pictures begin at 8:30 p.m. with the class of 1947 and 1952.
WE NEED YOU!!
Our reunions have always been crowded with happy people. To continue these successful and memorable events, your help
is needed to encourage your classmates to join in the fun. Though much of the focus is on the 5-year anniversary groups, ALL
ALUMNI are welcome to attend.
YOU CAN HELP
Volunteer to organize or help organize your class by phone, fax, email or other means. Provide
and/or organize the picture displays for your year.
WHAT TO DO
If you can help in any way, contact the Alumni Office by phone at 519-256-7801 ext. 299 or
email Lil Dumouchelle at [email protected]
So far, the following have generously volunteered to be a class contact for the following Grad
Years:
1957! Harry Parkolab! !
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519-735-2833!!
[email protected]
1962! Ian Chippett!
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519-734-6993!!
[email protected]
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1967! PLEASE VOLUNTEER! !
Contact Lil Dumouchelle [email protected]
1972! Bruno Limarzi! !
519-972-7655
1977!
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Mary McNamara!
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Cezanne (Nassr) Charlebois!
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Merenie Crosby!!
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Tony Quaglia! !
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519-966-1437!!
519-438-7000!!
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519-562-0933!!
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REUNION SCHEDULE
Sat. Nov. 3rd, 2012
7:00 P.M.
HOLY MASS
(in school CHAPEL)
This will fulfill your Sunday
obligation
We invite all Priests in
attendance to concelebrate
7:45 p.m.
Cocktails in Armstrong Gym
& featuring
International Appetizers
[email protected]
Toll Free 877-925-7070!
519-317-5970!
[email protected]
[email protected]
1982! Piero Aversa! !
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Michelle (Markham) Hadrian!
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Lisa Pavan!
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519-734-6483
519-982-4793!!
[email protected]
Facebook administrator ACH Class of 1982
1987! Sal and Rosa (Grilli) Albano!
519-734-8081!!
1992! PLEASE VOLUNTEER! !
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1997! PLEASE VOLUNTEER! !
Contact Lil Dumouchelle at [email protected]!
8:30 p.m.
Class Pictures in Armstrong
Gym
(Starting with class of ’47 &
’52)
7:45 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Good Fellowship in
Armstrong Gym
Cover Charge $10.00 at the
door
[email protected]
NO RESERVATIONS
REQUIRED
Contact Lil Dumouchelle at [email protected]
2002! PLEASE VOLUNTEER!! YOUR TIME CAPSULE WILL BE OPENED. COME AND SEE WHAT’S IN IT!!!!!!!
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GOOD LUCK and see you on Nov. 3rd, 2012!!
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PLAN AHEAD FOR THE REUNION
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S a t u r d a y, N o v. 1 s t f e a t u r i n g g r a d y e a r s e n d i n g
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Staff Retirements
Anna Sisti, ACH teacher retires, bids all Adieu,
Ciao, See you later!
After 30 years of teaching at Assumption,
Anna Sisti retired June 30th, 2012. She was
only two years old when she and her family
immigrated to Canada and landed at
Halifax on April 27th, 1959 with her parents
and her little 3-month-old brother. Who
would have guessed that she would be
teaching in the future with a fellow
Vulcanian shipmate, Loretta (Tullio) Gabr?
Anna’s great-uncle sponsored her family to come to Canada,
first living in Leamington and then moving to Windsor in the
St. Angela vicinity. She attended Immaculate Conception
Elementary School and later graduated from Brennan in
1975 (we’ll forgive her for that!). She then attended the
University of Windsor, majoring in history and minoring in
Italian. She attended teachers’ college in Windsor 78-79 and
supplied for the Catholic board (WSSB) in September of ’79.
She started at Assumption in October of 1982 to replace
Mrs. Sylvia Romano (Italian teacher) who was very sick at the
time.
She ended up staying on for three years and then hired by Fr.
Don McLeod. She was asked to teach World Religions, since
she had a history background, and as Anna says “THE REST
IS HISTORY”!
She recalls the first time she was called to supply at ACS by
secretary Mrs. Eileen Brunet. Anna had never intended to
teach in the high school panel but said she would try it for a
couple of days. Imagine that! A couple of days turned out to
be 30 years!
Anna has been described as the most dedicated, responsible
teacher that all of us should look up to…exemplary!
Anna continued running the Italian Club with Loretta (Tullio)
Gabr that was started by Mrs. Romano. They had field trips to
the Italian Radio CHUM in Toronto, Italian dinners and
dances at St. Patrick Church on Partington, listened to Italian
Singers performing at Wonderland and so on. The Italian
club folded when Italian was no longer offered as a subject.
These activities were continued under the multicultural club
(introduced initially by Joan Tinkess, another ACS teacher in
the Catholic Studies Dept.). The club had a major annual
activity, Multicultural week, featuring as many cultures as
possible with a big finale at the end of education week
highlighting displays of cultures, traditional dress, music and
food in the Armstrong Gym.
Anna was involved in many activities of the school. She was
the United Way rep forever! She, along with Ken Stephens
’65 and Jeanne Sauro ’78, used a kind way of getting us to
contribute to the annual fundraiser. She was the social
committee treasurer as well as buying gifts for retirees,
sending greeting cards of all kinds, keeping up with who was
sick, having a baby, getting married, leaving the staff, etc. etc.
etc.. She was on top of all the staff news. Anna has been
described as a very happy person, always smiling or
laughing. She is very organized and prepared for just about
anything.
She had many hobbies from which we all benefited such as
jewellery making and baking delicious treats for the social
events (chocolate covered pretzels, cannolis, YUM!).
Anna was a huge supporter of the missions. She would pit
the guys against the girls in her homeroom class and
whichever team collected the most would be treated to a
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pizza lunch provided by Anna. The losing team would
provide the dessert.
Anna is also the biggest fan for her nieces’ and nephews
soccer games, providing taxi service when needed (which
was often).
Her future plans include traveling, sewing hallowe’en
costumes for her nieces and nephews, cleaning her
basement (purging!), continuing to make her beautiful
jewellery, volunteering and as she says, “Whatever she
wants and where the good Lord will lead her”.
She wants to thank all the wonderful people who have
come into her life, students, colleagues, administration, etc.
She is truly blessed by her experience at Assumption.
We wish Anna all the best as she embarks on this new
chapter of her life. We have been very blessed to have
Anna as part of the Assumption family!
Enjoy Gary Malloy’s tribute to Anna:
At this time of year, when we say good bye
Sometimes we get a little tear in our eye
And so it is, with the great Anna Sisti
She leaves us today, and we get a bit misty.
Who will buy gifts and write cards for us now?
To say nothing of Caboto and all that great chow!
And what of the work that we do for the Missions?
Surely, that could be down if Anna’s gone fishin’!
Will the kids downstairs get away with more stuff
Now that Sisti’s not there to put on the tough?
When class fibs were told and noses grew like Pinnochio
She got them back on track with a little Malocchio!
And how about that great celebration in May?
Another Sisti tradition: Multicultural Day!
You just don’t replace a woman like this
And so we want to say to you, Miss:
Thank you and Grazie for all that you gave us
Your energy and spirit have always amazed us
We’ll continue your good works, traditions and all
You’ll be with us in spirit as we
start off this fall
And we know that we’ll see you
again in this school
Your stature’s so great here, you
won’t need a stool
If we could make jewelry, we’d
make you a treasure
That you could wear proudly
each day of your leisure
Arrivederci, Anna
You’ll enjoy all your great days
ahead
We’ll think of you whenever
we see the green, white and red!
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Ron Lawson Retires after 42 years at
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Who would believe that Ronnie Lawson would finally
hang up his mop and call it quits?
Well, after 42 years of cleaning up after Raiders, Ron is
ready and willing to try just hanging around.
Ron came to Assumption (after working in a plastics
factory for a couple of years) in September of 1970, the
last year of all boys at the school.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1946 and lived in the west
end, attending Marlborough Elementary School and Lowe
Secondary (we’ll forgive him for that!).
His first workload was the whole school, on afternoons, working
beside Vince Bugeja, Bill Gambatista and Ozzie Drouillard.
Once he was on day shift, his load was the boarder residence, rec
hall (now the tech wing) and the school cafeteria. He started at
5:45 in the morning and finished at 3:00 in the afternoon.
He married Pat Bradley on Feb. 28th, 1976 and they have two
children,
Matthew (born July 1st, 1983 and Jennifer, born July 10th 1985.
They are both graduates of Assumption. Matthew is now an
electrical engineer for Honeywell Corp. in Mississauga and
Jennifer is the general manager at Appleby’s on Walker Road.
One of Ron’s fond memories is being witness to our hockey team
winning all Ontario in 1970. He remembers all the wonderful
can drives especially the one in which over 83000 cans were
collected. He also remembers the huge can pyramid in the
Sheedy Gym. Donut days, ice-cream sales and making coffee for
Joe LaPorte and the math department are also high on his
memorable Raider times.
Of special note is the crazy two tiered timetable we had in
1984-85, when the population came close to 2000! Wow,
sardines have more room! Every possible space in the school, six
portables and rec hall was used!
Ron plans to take it easy. He likes keeping his lawn looking nice,
he may even sleep in some mornings. He and Pat like to go to
the movies as often as possible and they even like eating at
Appleby’s (look out Jennifer!)
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We wish Ron all the best as he embarks on this new
chapter in his life! Thanks for all your hard work at
keeping us Raiders clean and happy! We love you
Ronnie!
Ode to Ronnie Lawson by Gary Malloy
The year was 1970, the month was September.
At ACS it was a date to remember.
There were no ladies gracing the halls yet
But a new employee was getting his career set.
It was 42 years ago, that Ron Lawson arrived here.
Caretaker extraordinaire! Custodian without peer!
Can you imagine the number of floors he’s swept?
Or the amount of loose change he’s found and kept?
In 42 years, you see a lot of mess
But Ron’s easy going nature kept down the stress
Ron’s favourite part of the job was easy to track
It concerned every Caboto lunch or after school snack
His tastes were not picky, any selection would do…
Just ask Bev what he liked, she always knew
That whatever the caf had left over from lunch
Ron would arrive after clean up, all set to munch.
Thank you, Mr. Lawson for all of your toil
It’s time to relax, your reward for being loyal
And next time Assumption is having free food
Would someone remember to call up this dude?
The Group of Seven
Standing: Art Magri, Ted Paterson,Vito Ruisi, Tony
Sitting: Sal Cimino , Dan Tullio, Rob Sandre
Russo
At a recent Formal Whisky Tasting held at The
Canadian Club Brand Center, the 7 of us long time St.
Patrick grade school (& high school friends), went into
the basements “C.C. Speakeasy”. The golden
opportunity arose where the Group of Seven (not The
Painters) came together. Why, even Al Capone
couldn't pass this one up. This Group is rather unique,
not just because they were all in the Assumption Class
of 1975, but they also graduated together from St.
Patrick's Elementary School. They have been friends,
broken bread and shared much of their lives, some for
over 45 years! And their friendship continues to be
strong to this day with weekly darts night hosted in one of these gentlemen's garage or basement, and that's just for starters.
Weekly dinners at any one of the Italian Clubs, golf outings and let us not forget, the infamous American Thanksgiving Tailgating
Party at the Detroit City Market are just a few examples of how they have kept the spirit alive all these years. "We truly hope that
our children could share the same unique privilege of friendship that we have shared for all these years. Again, a very sincere
thank you goes to Dan Tullio for hosting a great party with good food and fine spirits and we eagerly anticipate our next
reunion...oh, that's tomorrow (Aug. 31st, 2012). Dinner at the Ciociaro Club.”
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retirement by Gary Malloy, ACS teacher
The day has come to say “bye” to Lil
She’s packing it in … she’s had her fill.
After 32 years of doing hard math
She’s decided it’s time to choose another path.
Her ACS roots run oh, so deep.
The curve on that loyalty graph is really, really steep.
She’s got a wardrobe full of purple and white,
Some of those outfits are … well, quite a sight!
But no one can question her drive and her spirit,
As Raider fans go, no one else can come near it!
Whether sports or plays or music or art,
She’s supported those kids with all of her heart.
A little known fact is when she draws blood
Purple liquid comes out in a heckuva flood!
But, Lil, what really endears you to us
Is hearing you whisper a little Italian cuss.
Your reunions are great … everyone has a blast.You value so
much the ACS past.
But, Lil, how’ll you finish the Alumni mailing
When you and Rick will be off somewhere sailing?
We know that somehow you’ll get the job finished
Retirement will not leave her duty diminished.
But marking and prepping … that jazz is done
Put on that purple hat, it’s time to have fun.
She’ll be hootin’ and hollerin’ and that’ll be a sign
That Lil, once again, has been into the wine.
So, toast with me now, the health of our friend
Lil, you’ve done it all well, right up to the end.
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A Tribute to Steve Chevalier by Gary Malloy
For thirty-odd years, he worked with the digits.
He saw grade 12s swagger, he saw the 9s fidget.
But math with Chevy was more than just
counting,
He taught with such passion, as the accolades
kept mounting.
But, alas, for his flock, all good things must pass
It’s time to quit work, time to sit on … the grass.
But knowing this teacher as well as we do
It won’t be that long ‘til he joins some other crew.
Will it be coaching the roundball he’ll continue next fall?
Ever the tactician, analyzing every ref’s call?
Or maybe some farmer in dear ol’ Woodslee
Needs a person to bail those haystacks for free?
But we don’t think Steve will work all that hard
Perhaps he’ll invest in the future of the lanyard?
Whatever he does, one thing is for certain
Retirement from teaching is not Steve’s final curtain.
Although he coached as a Saint, Cougar and Raider
And spent lots of time as a marker and grader
You won’t see him gracing schools’ halls as a sub
He’s ever more likely to be seen in a pub!
One final request we have, O great wise one
We need aid with one thing before you are done.
With contracts upcoming and Steve’s skill with math
Please help OECTA to not take a bath!
Students & staff with you, Chevy, have had such affinity
We bid you adieu, squared right to infinity!
A plaque awarded to Fr. Cullen for his contributions to Catholic
Central's hockey program was presented to Carmine Palombo,
President of The Catholic Central Alumni Association on June
25th, 2012 in Farmington, Michigan.
The inscription on the plaque reads, "A tribute to Rev. Ronald J.
Cullen C.S.B. - One of the founders of hockey at Catholic Central
High School, Detroit Michigan, May 31st, 1968”.
Carmine graduated from Catholic Central in 1970 and is now the
Director of Transportation Programs for Southeast Michigan
Council of Governments.
Being involved in the Alumni Association must be a family trait…
Carmine is also Lil Dumouchelle's first cousin!
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The Century Club is comprised of those former students and friends who have contributed
$100.00 or more within a given year to the Alumni Fund to sponsor Alumni activities
including the newsletter. Following are the individuals who have contributed in the last
twelve months. Thank you for your contribution.
Bellehumeur, Don
Bernik, John
Birch, Cecil M.
Birch, Michael A.
Blondin, Denis
Britton, Robert
Cicchini, Julius
Dionne, Eric
Donald, Judge Richard H
Dumouchelle, Richard
Dumouchelle, Liliana
Dupont, Frank
Finnegan, Gerald
Fisher, Richard Joseph
Le Page, Clare
Fitzgerald, Judge Thomas E
Lori, Elio P.
Flanagan, Frank J.
Loving, Joseph H
Gignac, William J
Marwin, Robert W.
Haggarty, James
Mc Mahon, George
Hool, Hunt
Mc Tavish, William
Hool, Jack
Miller, David William
Hubbard, Bert
Paolatto, Lisa Ann
Hucker, Patrick Sr.
Ruel, Robert G.
Jeffrey, Ronald
Ryan, Gary & Mary (Terry)
Jewell, Greg
Schiller, Thomas
Jolie, Joseph L
Vincent, Raymond J
Keils, John E
Youngblood, Lawrence
Klamt, Ronald
WE WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.
Armaly, James
Broughton, Sean A
Caira, Pietro
Case, Ozelle
Cundari, Joseph
Dondero, Mrs. Mary L.
(in memory of Thomas E.)
DuPerron, David
Hannan, John L.
Kwiatek, Michael A
Ladouceur, Richard
Matz, Joe
Souliere, Ray
Venerus, Carolina
Winkel, Tom
EACH DONATION LARGE OR SMALL IS VERY MUCH NEEDED AND APPRECIATED.
WE MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF OUR LIST. IF WE HAVE MADE ANY ERROR
OR OMISSION, PLEASE CONTACT US.
Thank You to Robert Belanger '61 who
donated his copies of the Reporter to the
Assumption Alumni Association.
It is very much appreciated!
Special Thank You to:
Denis Blondin '74 for donating his winnings to the
Assumption Alumni newsletter from a 50/50 draw.
He obviously has a big generous heart!
“Dear Mr. Hunt Hool and the entire Alumni Association:
On behalf of the Assumption Raider Community, we would like to thank you for your very generous donation
to the Assumption Missions. Your donation brought the second Semester's total to $3284.13! Your donation
will go a long way in helping those in need, both locally and globally. May God bless you. Sincerely, Mrs.
Linda Presello '81, ACS Campus Minister and Mr. Joseph Ibrahim '86, ACS Principal.”
M o s t
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S t a f f :
L a u r a B r o w n i n g , 1 1 2 S e c r e t a r y
a n d A d m i n i s t r a t i v e S e c r e t a r y
C a r o l e D y w e l s k a , G u i d a n c e
S e c r e t a r y a n d
L u c i l e C a r o n , M o d e r n
L a n g u a g e s H e a d & M a t h
T e a c h e r . W a y t o G o !
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BENETEAU ’75, RECEIVES
SPECIAL AWARD
Windsor Star publisher and editor in chief
Marty Beneteau ’75 has been awarded a
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
Medal by Ontario Finance Minister
Dwight Duncan ’77 to honour the
newsman’s commitment to the
community and his contribution to
journalism in Windsor and Essex County.
In presenting the medal at a ceremony in
The Star’s newsroom Monday, Aug. 20th,
2012 the deputy premier and WindsorTecumseh MPP lauded Beneteau’s efforts
in establishing a new, state-of-the art,
news operations building, now under
construction in the former Palace Theatre on Ouellette Avenue, to ensure ‘one of
Canada’s leading newspapers’ maintains
its presence in the city’s downtown core.
“I am proud to have been given this
opportunity to recognize Marty Beneteau
for his outstanding commitment to
Windsor-Tecumseh,” said Duncan. “This
award reflects the positive contribution he
and The Windsor Star staff make to our
community on a daily basis.”
Following a tour of the new Star address,
now about 65 per cent complete, Duncan
added “the site is amazing” and “reflects
the confidence” that Beneteau continues
to have in both the future of newspaper
journalism and in his community. He said
Beneteau’s leadership and “forward
thinking” is evidenced by The Star’s
efforts to evolve from a traditional print
publication to a more web-based “digital
first” product. “To see this new building
come to life is part of his vision for The
Star to be the hub of the community,” said
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Duncan, adding that Beneteau has
remained true to his home town as a
professional journalist for 30 years.
“To say I’m deeply humbled is a gross
understatement,” said Beneteau. “I accept
this with all humility and deference to the
people around me,” he added, referring to
the Star employees assembled in the
newsroom.
Beneteau said his belief in his own
community stems from his background as
a local boy who went out of town to
attend journalism school at Ryerson in
Toronto and who there read a column by
Toronto Sun Columnist Clair Hoy
maintaining that Windsor, which was
experiencing one of its periodic economic
downturns, was a “lost cause” that should
be padlocked. Beneteau wrote an
editorial rebuttal in the college newspaper
asserting “Windsor is OK,” and a few
months later, in 1978, won an internship
at his home town newspaper. “To this day
I’ve felt I was picked because of that 400word editorial that said Windsor is OK.”
He pledged The Star, in its more digitally
friendly format, would continue to play a
role that supports and pushes for positive
change in the community even as it “sometimes outrages” its readers.
In an interview following the presentation,
Beneteau said the award should be shared
by the entire staff because it “speaks to
the work done by the Star employees.”
“I’m proud of the journalism done at The
Star,” he said. “And the new building is
exceeding all expectations. Even in its
u n fi n i s h e d s t a t e i t g i v e s m e
goosebumps…. It makes a statement
about our future and where we are
heading.”
The tour of the new facility highlighted an
open concept office design where all the
paper’s operations, from editorial and
business offices to ad services, will share
20,000 square feet of floor space. The
editors’ offices will be on the northwest
side and the daily “workings” of the
newsroom exposed to the street on the
north side through plate glass windows.
The front of the building will also feature
a 5,000 square foot cafe and community
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gathering place, with space set aside for
news conferences and announcements.
The idea is to encourage interaction with
the community and public participation in
the information-gathering process.
“When I’m feeling down about the
industry I do a tour of the new building
and it lifts my spirits,” said Beneteau.
“This should be a catalyst for downtown
development.”
Doug Shillington, director of production
for The Star, said there were 46 different
designs for the floor plan before a
decision was made to ensure that the final
product would meet all the newspaper’s
requirements.
“We’ve grown out of our present
building,” said Shillington. “This one will
be absolutely the perfect size for us.”
Greg Geml, project manager for Mady
Development Corporation, which owns
the building and is leasing it to The Star,
said the $3.5 million job is on schedule
and on budget, with 90 per cent of the
building now closed in and a move in
date set for Nov. 1. The staff and
equipment will be moved from the
historic building on Pitt Street, purchased
for renovation by the University of
Windsor, over the following weekends.
Beneteau’s family, including his wife,
mother and sister, were on hand for the
presentation.
“I’m proud of all my kids and Marty has
done very well,” said Dolores Beneteau,
his mother. “He always wanted to be
involved and contribute to his community.
He has put himself into this since school.
It just moves me to tears, I can’t help it.”
His wife Nancy acknowledged her
husband’s words of thanks for her support
through the years stating: “He has always
been my support as well. I’m very proud
of him.”
There are to be 60,000 Queen’s Jubilee
medals awarded throughout Canada. The
medal commemorates Queen
Elizabeth’s 60-year reign and is meant to
honour her lifetime dedication to service.
The award to private citizens is meant to
honour each recipient’s contributions to
their community.
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Jeff Cowan ’97, named head coach of the
Windsor Aquatic Club
Jeff Cowan knows all about the glory days of the Windsor
Aquatic Club. Growing up, he was part of a group of talented
WAC swimmers who regularly qualified for provincial and
national competitions. Now, he’ll try to recreate those heady
times as the club’s latest head coach. “I’ve come full circle,”
said the 34-year-old teacher who was installed as head coach in
May. “We used to have a whole crew going to nationals and
Olympic trials and it would be nice to get back to that.” WAC’s
membership has been in decline in recent years because of a
number of circumstances not the least of which was a revolving
door on the coach’s office. Bill Park left in the spring of 2011
and Danielle Campo-Pulcer left at the end of this season.
“Hopefully, I can instill some stability with the club,” Cowan
said. “It’s hard when you go from coach to coach. They all have
different ideas and plans.” Cowan coached with the Windsor
Essex Swim Team (WEST) for the past 10 years. They parted
ways earlier this year. “It was a case of one door closes and
another opens,” said Cowan, who teaches Grade 7 at Belle
River’s St. John the Baptist. “They offered me the job and I
jumped at the opportunity.” Now, he has all summer to get
organized prior to the club’s major registration push in
September. “I’d like to see more kids qualify for regionals and
provincials,” he said. “And I’m hoping to grow in numbers for
next year.” The club was down to roughly 30 competitive
swimmers this past season. Cowan would like to build that up
to more than 100. He said the club will offer a full range of
competitive and recreational programs and will introduce a
masters’ program for the fall. “I want people to know I’m going
to be here,” said Cowan, who is the technical director of
swimming for the International Children’s Games which
Windsor is hosting in the new aquatic centre in 2013. “I want
to see the new aquatic centre through. I’m here to stay.”
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challenging topics at the Roger Neilson Coaches Clinic at the
University of Windsor. The University of Wisconsin coach
delivered a seminar on offensive concepts in the modern game.
After watching the goals being scored in dribs and drabs in this
year's NHL playoffs, coaches are going to need all the help they
can to deal with this latest infestation of defensive hockey."It's
not entertaining," Eaves said of what he's seen in the NHL
playoffs. "We're in the entertainment business. As a coach and
former NHL player, I can appreciate how hard the guys are
working. On the other hand, I'd like to see more offence.
"Eaves, who grew up in Windsor attending Assumption High
School when Father Ronald Cullen was the dean of local
coaches, said offence always gets harder to find in the playoffs
of any league. Coaches know it's easier to destroy than create
and players in the playoffs are willing to do anything to win.
"The thing about the playoffs is guys are willing to sacrifice
away from the puck more than they are during the regular
season," Eaves said. "It really becomes a battle between two
forces. "Eaves said there are a few issues affecting offensive
production in the sport. "I think Wayne Gretzky said something
in his interview the other night I think has been a real problem
in the playoffs," Eaves said. "Guys aren't shooting the puck
enough. "Offence is what the defence will give you. You start by
creating possibilities. Shooting the puck does that because it
forces the defence to react to something, to try and find the
puck. "That's one thing I've noticed in the playoffs. "I'm sure
coaches are pounding on that. "Eaves also shares legendary
coach Scotty Bowman's disdain for seeing team's collapse all
five players around the net and turn games into shot blocking
contests. Eaves said there's some serious discussion going on
about the shot-blocking issue at the college level. "In the future,
they're talking about not being able to leave your feet to block a
shot," Eaves said. "Now, we're seeing guys sliding, stacking both
their legs. The game has changed and that's become a tactic.
"It's forced us to look at other things we can do. "The NHL
game also seems to be suffering from a shortage of offensive
defencemen. Eaves said the addition of defencemen in a rush is
one of the best ways to create the odd-man situations that can
produce goals.
Eaves, is also visiting his father Cec who still lives in Windsor.
Since Eaves and his staff assumed command at his alma mater
in 2002, Wisconsin has seen the likes of Suter, Brendan Smith,
Ryan McDonagh and Jake Gardiner pass through Madison.
"Obviously, we have attracted some talented young men, but
they've had good people to work with," Eaves said.
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Paul Reddam's ('73) home is now in Southern California but every day, the 56-year-old Reddam
reconnects with his Windsor roots. "He calls me at least once a day," said his 82-year-old father,
John Reddam, who still lives in Windsor. Finding a topic of conversation hasn't been tough this
month. The younger Reddam is the toast of the horse racing world after I'll Have Another,
Reddam's horse, moved just one victory from becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.
After winning the Kentucky Derby earlier this month (May 2012), I'll Have Another took the
second jewel Saturday by again chasing down two-to-one favourite Bodemeister to win the 137th
Preakness by a neck before a record crowd of 121,309 at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore. "(I'll
Have Another) got a lot of respect with Saturday's win," said Paul Reddam, the owner whose
horse went off at three-to-one odds. "I think people felt he won the Derby because he got a
perfect ride. If he hadn't got that ride, they felt he wouldn't have won. Having seen him Saturday,
I would say some would have changed their mind. "The sheer will and determination was a sight
to see."
An Assumption high school grad, Reddam developed his love of horses as a teenager at Windsor
Raceway. His father spoke of his friendship with driver Ron Henderson and the son talks about
buddy Ron Fisco, who worked as a groom while in high school. "He dragged me out and that's
how I got into horses," Reddam said. "I've always found racing to be exciting and, judging how
life went later, I have an aptitude for calculated risks." The University of Windsor grad eventually
went on to teach philosophy at the University of Southern California before making his fortune
after turning to the mortgage business. That eventually enabled him to pursue his love of horses
and he purchased I'll Have Another for US$35,000.
The horse was named after Reddam's penchant for cookies. "I get cookies from all over the
country, which I certainly don't need," Reddam said Monday. He's also getting plenty of attention
after I'll Have Another became just the 22nd horse since 1919 to win the first two legs of the
Triple Crown. "Even though I don't spend every day with the horse, as news of the horse has
picked up by winning the Derby, it's only going to get worse having won the Preakness," Reddam
said. But he knows it beats the alternative. "We could have lost and no one would have
bothered," Reddam said. The success has actually helped him reconnect with some old friends.
"Several old friends from high school came to the Preakness," he said.
Reddam said he's wearing his Canadian roots with pride. "Judging from the amount of attention I
got from Canadian media, it seemed like everyone emphasized the Canadian angle," Reddam
said. "I'm a proud Canadian. I never converted even though I live here and (jockey) Mario
(Gutierrez) sees Vancouver as his adopted home." Reddam said I'll Have Another arrived in New
York Sunday in preparation for the June 9 Belmont Stakes. The last horse to win the Triple Crown
was Affirmed in 1978. Since then, 11 horses have come to the Belmont with history on the line,
only to falter. "I read an article where Steve Cauthen (who rode Affirmed to the Triple Crown) said
how much I'll Have Another reminds him of Affirmed and I got goose bumps," Reddam said. Health
factors will likely keep John Reddam from going to New York but he'll be watching from Windsor.
"I told him, I've seen him 40 times on television and we'll talk," his dad said.
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Windsor native Paul Reddam
holds the Woodlawn Vase
after his horse, I'll Have
Another, won the Preakness
Stakes in Baltimore, Md., May
2012.
Photograph by: Kevin Lamarque,
Reuters , The Windsor Star
Boniferro/Landry Golf Outing
Once again Dino Latella ('83) hosted the annual golf day in honour of Guy Boniferro and Mark Landry. Twenty golfers played
the gold nine at Kingsville Golf Course on a beautiful day. A fun time was had by all, with many stories being reminisced during
a meal in the club house. $300.00 was raised for charity. Anyone interested in joining, mark your calendar for Saturday,
May 11, 2013. Please call the Alumni office for further details. Thanks again Dino.
Remember this Cheer?
Purple and White, Purple and White
Assumption College, shout and fight.
Razzem, Tazzem, sisboomba
AC, AC, Rah, Rah, Rah
Ruff’em, tuff’em
Never take a bluff
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From an Assumption Student 1931
LEADERSHIP AWARD
Mark Wasyluk ’79, a veteran volleyball and
soccer coach at Holy Names, (also coached
many championship teams at Assumption) has
won an OFSAA Leadership in Sports Award.
Wasyluk has coached teams in both sports to
WECSSAA and SWOSSAA championships. He
received his award on June 8th, 2012 in Windsor
at the OFSAA boys' soccer championship.
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There were 859 students enrolled at Assumption this year, of
whom 184 were boarders. The day student tuition was $145,
with the boarders paying $1200 for tuition, room and board.
During the year, a small addition was built to the Faculty
residence, and included an elevator, garage, sun deck and guest
rooms.
The Senior Hockey team took its second consecutive WSSA
hockey title during the season.
There was no yearbook published again this year.
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Student enrolment was 1,654 for the year, with 320 being Grade
9 students. Starting this year, Grade 13 students were only paying
tuition, and it was set at $720, some $100 lower than expected
due to a financial gift by the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Because of the fact that there were only 23 boarders in
residence, the school decided that this academic year would be
the last year for the existence of the Boarders residence. A
combination of steadily declining applications, and a lack of
Basilian staff for the residence, made it a decision that had to be
made. As of June 1987, the school would no longer offer
residence facilities for students. (178)... Writing in the 1987
Crusader, Pat Kelly, a Boarder Prefect, gave his overview of 117
years of Boarder presence at Assumption: ’Stories of boarder life,
exaggerated at times, are a colourful part of Assumption
history.... Rules, strictly applied, were needed to allow each
student to achieve his potential in such a large and varied group.
These regulations dealt with all phases of life: behaviour, social
dress, regularity, exercise, orderly rooms, use of leisure time, etc.
The demerit and credit system with its consequences, penalties
and rewards helped maintain order and discipline among such
large numbers. The boarder community has always been strong,
watching out for each other. Young men, away from home,
leaming, working, playing, and growing together became self
disciplined and mature adults under the watchful and caring eyes
of the Basilians. Now, after 130 years there will be no boarders at
Assumption.... Therefore the boarders, once the foundation of the
school, are to become a memory. Farewell.’ (179)
The new Principal of Assumption was Father Brian Higgins C.S.B.
Father Higgins had previously been Principal at several Basilian
schools: one of which had been St. Charles College in Sudbury,
Ontario. His staff for the year numbered one hundred and
twenty-three personnel. The Class of 87 was a particularly large
one: some 297 students became part of Assumption's history as
they obtained their graduation diploma at year-end.
Several athletic successes marked the year. The Junior Boys
Football team won the W.S.S.A. Championship. The
Cheerleading Team won the University of Windsor competition
for the fourth straight year. In clubs and activities, the Student
Council under President Matt Gaudette, worked to make it a
successful year. A variety of bands graced the school: Senior
Band, Intermediate Band, and Choral Group. The Drama Society
put on a play called "Working". Other groups and events that
highlighted the year included the Computer Team, the annual
Fashion Show, the Mothers’ Club Spring Fair and the Dads’ Club,
the Italian Club, the Chess Club, Math Contests, the Academic
Awards Assembly, a field trip to Stratford, the Blood Drive, the
Radio Club and the Canned Food Drive, Father Q's trips, Big
Brothers and Sisters, the Grade 13 Dinner Dance, the Prom
Committee and the Prom, The Grapevine, the Photography Club
and The Crusader, Cheerleading, and Intramurals. Athletes of the
Year were Darren Lalonde and Kate Klein, while Gerald Hlady
received the Father Armstrong Award. A first for the school this
year was having six members of one family (the Stewarts) in
attendance: three brothers and three sisters.
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Assumption changed irrevocably during this academic year, for it
went co-educational, ending a century of single sex education.
The student population reached 1296, an increase of 40% in one
year. There were 388 freshmen in the total. Senior tuition was
pegged at $290. Room and board for the 124 boarders was
$1900 for American students and $2100 for those from other
countries.
The new addition was opened in September 1971 and in his
semi-annual report to the Superior General, Fr. Sheedy wrote:
“After three months of operation, taking into consideration our
expanded situation, I am quite happy with many aspects of the
school. We maintain a very close relationship with the Windsor
Separate School Board who have built and operated our new
addition. All facilities in the expanded school are completely
integrated… In spite of the fact that we have lost our scholastics,
the boarder situation, under Fr. Cullen, has become perhaps
more visible by his use of carefully selected university student
prefects… I see a great future for Assumption College School in
its new expanded situation providing: 1) It gets the kind of
leadership it requires at the Superior and Principalship level. 2)
That it gets sympathetic and massive financial support from the
Windsor Separate School Board. 3) That it continues to get some
subsidy from the Diocese. And 4) That it be able to maintain
from 17 to 20 Basilians in the Local House so that Community,
as we speak of it traditionally, can be preserved.”
Fr. Matt Sheedy returned as Principal this year, with some
seventy-eight teachers on staff for this year, many who had come
over from St. Mary’s Academy. There were 236 new Assumption
grads at year-end, ninety-eight of whom became the first female
graduates in Assumption’s history. Four championship trophies
were brought home this year. The Senior Football squad of
Coaches Philp and Sullivan took their second straight WSSA title,
while Mr. Petryshyn’s Senior Boys’ Volleyball squad captured one
as well. Fr. Cullen’s Senior Hockey team took a third straight
WSSA championship and crowned their season with the
SWOSSA title as well. The Girls’ Track team took home the first
female WSSA title in Assumption history with their triumph.
Athletes of the Year went to Tim Maitre and Mary Pat Searles,
while Ed Switalski and Sandy Stewart were named Student
Athletes of the Year.
Drama productions for the year included “Hello Dolly”, “The
Playroom” and a series of “One Act Plays”. Groups and clubs
that operated this year included the Student Council, Math
Contest, Oratorical Club, Concert Band, Beginners Band, a
Variety Night, the Prom, French Club, Italian Club, Science Club,
Poster Club, Chess Club, Library Club, Stamp and Coin Club,
Reach for the Top, Mothers’ Club, Dads’ Club, the Gallery, a
‘Slider Day’ , The Crusader, Darkroom Club and the Mission
Society. The can drive attained a total of 58179 cans.
1976-1977
The year's count showed some 1685 students attending
Assumption this year. 140 boarders were in the residence. Tuition
for the senior grades was set at $450. Room and board for
American and Canadian boarders was $2200, while foreign
boarders were charged $2800. (160)
Again this year, Father Pat Lalonde was Principal, and he was
surrounded by a staff of 96 teachers who worked hard to pass on
the Basilian tradition to the student body. By year's end, 302 new
graduates had accepted their Assumption diplomas. It was a year
of continued athletic successes for the Purple Raiders. Two cross
country teams met with S.W.O.S.S.A. successes: the Senior Girls’
and the Midget Boys. Angie Eansor took a gold medal at each of
the W.S.S.A. & S.W.O.S.S.A. competitions. The Senior Girls’
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won at the S.W.O.S.S.A. level. The Boys Curling team of Mike
and Greg Eansor, with Mike Smith and Grant Woodward, took a
W.S.S.A. crown, and Father Cullen's hockey team repeated as
W.S.S.A. champs. John Ivan and Kerry Birch were named
Athletes of the Year, while Gregg Quigg and Jo-Ann Gaul (for the
second straight year) were designated as Student Athletes of the
Year.
In the year's extracurricular, there were The Crusader,
Photography Club, Mr. Stephens Drama Club members put on
"Anne of Green Gables" as the year's major production. It
marked their 10th anniversary musical under Mr. Stephens'
direction. Other activities for the year included Reach
for the Top, the Bowling Banquet, the Concert Band, Stage Band,
Pep Band, Can Drive, a History Department sponsored United
Nations Conference, Mothers’ Club, Dads’ Club, Student
Council, a 50s Day, the Grade 13 Dinner, Senior Prom, a Folk
Night, the Chess Club, Mission Society, Math Contestants, the
school newspaper, Oratorical Club, CACH, and a Walk-A-Thon
During the year, the school mourned the loss of two of its
members: Mrs. Lia Stanwick, longtime secretary at the school,
and Martha Reynolds, a fifteen-year-old Grade 9 student.
1981-1982
Student population for the year reached 1,840 students. Senior
level tuition was $620 with another $20 in incidental fees. For
the 140 boarders in residence, room and board was $3500. (167)
The year opened with Father Frank McCabe again at the helm of
the school. Some 110 staff members were there to lead and
direct the students for another year. Some 366 grads took their
places in Assumption's annals and departed in June to find their
dreams.... In sports, the Cross Country and Track and Field teams
dominated the scene with their successes. In Cross Country, the
Junior Girls, Midget Boys and Junior Boys all were S.W.O.S.S.A.
Champs. Special mention should be made of the work of Donna
Thibert and Annette Pelletier, both of whom were silver medalists
at O.F.S.A.A., marking the first time in history that Windsor area
medalists had done so well there. In Track & Field, the Midget
Girls, Midget Boys and Junior Boys all duplicated this effort,
while the Junior Girls won O.F.S.A.A....The hockey team also
won the W.S.S.A. crown, and ended up fourth in the province.
The Freshman Basketball squad met with a similar success in the
city playoffs. Athletes of the Year Awards went to Rob Sartor and
Denise Hebert. Ritchie Coughlin (for the second straight year)
and Diane Deluca were named Student Athletes of the Year.
Around the school, The Crusader yearbook published again, with
the help of the Photography Club. As well, there was Reach for
the Top, Student Council and its special days: Talent Show and
Mike Mandell. Ron Stephens' dramatists successfully staged “My
Fair Lady". Rock climbing became a popular extracurricular
activity because of the skill and enthusiasm of Father Bob
Holmes. There were the usual multitude of activities from the
Blood Drive to the Can Drive to C.A.C.H. Radio, the Senior
Band, Stage Band, Pep Band, the Assumption Singers and the
Intermediate Band. Special acclaim came to Assumption when
their musicians performed at Cleary Auditorium. Once again, the
Mothers’ Club, with its Fashion Show and Spring Fair, and the
Dads’ Club did yeoman service in raising funds for the school. As
well, there was the Italian Club, Chess Club, Blood Drive, Rock
Climbing, Student Travel to Quebec and Europe, Math
Contestants, Missions, the school paper, the Grapevine, Bowling,
and the Grade Nine Track Meet to round off the activities.
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Charette, Susan B
D'Andrea, Anita M
D'Astie, Jim
Danelon, Mario
Dastie, Jim
Dent, Wayne
Digneit, John W
Donaldson, Lori (Cushman)
Drouillard, Gary
Fortin, Jane
Fortin, Maurice G
Gaudette, Sherry (Tessier)
Giffin, John
Golboe, Irene-Anne
Groulx, Janet (Gladysz)
Harwood, Debra (Cooper)
Kane , Anne (Kane)
King, Bob
Kuffel, John
Lamphier, Gary & Antoinette
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Lawley-Wakelin, Rosemary
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Leach, Tim
Leblanc, Pierre
Lefebvre, Annette
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Marentette, Ann P
Marioni, Dave
Martin, Anne (Pelletier)
McGannon, Mark
Milkovich, Gerard
Mooney, Gerald
Muzzatti, Dario
Novosedlik, Mike
Paniccia, Luigi
Pastorius, Christine
Piazza, Cathy (Meloche)
Pillon, Debbie (Pillar)
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Rumiel, Sergio
Sabga, Allan
Searles, Mary Patricia
Smith, Cynthia
Smith, Virginia M
Sokolik, Ruth Ann (Mc Mahon)
Stinson, Scott
Thomas, Chris
Vallance, Phil
Vrzoc, Nicholas J
Wilkinson, Dan
Woodall, Paul G
Younan, Theresa
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Alb, Gordon J
Arcari, Matthew J
Bannon, Pearce T
Beaudoin, Michelle M
Bechard, Patrice Marie (Beattie)
Bertozzi, Piera R
Bosco, Joanne, Pignanelli)
Bowden, Michelle Marie,
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Brannagan, Fred
Burke, Druanne F
Carter, Bradley J
Charlton, Michael E
Clark, Craig
Coco, Josephine R
Cushman, David J
Czilli, Edward J
Dawson, Robert T
DiMaio, Sherri Lynn
Distefano, Pina Mary, (Latella)
Drettmann, Erich A
Duarte, Marcy
Duquette, Laurie Ann
Durocher, Randall D
Duym, Jeffrey E
Feruson, Eric N
Filion, Donald J
Foradori, Henry L
Fortune, Michael
Fowler, Barry E
Fryer, Shelly Anne
Germann, Andy
Giacalone, Josephene
Gruber, Mike
Hale, Brendon
Handscomb, Caroline Sarah,
Harding, Jeffery,
Harrigan, Mark James,
Herlehy, Patrick Thomas,
Hotchkiss, Margaret Anne (Martell)
Janisse, Christine M
Jubinville, Paula M
Kelly, Neal
Lam, Otto
Lapico, Antony M
Lapierre, Annette M
Laporte, Lisa L
Lavoie, Cherle
Lavoie, Cheryl A
Listandari, Susan
Lord, Patrick J
Lucchino, Grace A (Montilla)
Lucier, John Paul
MacDonald, James P
Macchione, Franca N
Maceroni, Daniela M
Mailloux, Mark
Mazzocca, Steve
McAleer, John T
McKinlay, Mary Beth (Hill)
McNamara, Christopher E
McPhee, Tom
Meloche, Donna L
Menard, Jerry P
Miller, Hugh W
Nardone, Vincenza
Obeid, Shelley A (Lysay)
Olivero, Philip H
Ozimek, Edward M
Pacini, Antonio D
Paolatto, David L
Parker, Katherine,
Paschke, Richard C
Peladeau, Darlene M
Piccinin, Doris Monica,
Pigott, Wendy Jane (Busser)
Pio, Michael
Plumb, Robert
Popovich, Mary
Reaume, Donna Mari
Renda, Donna (Fracas)
Rosenthal, Andrew B
Roy, Colleen Jessie (O'Halloran)
Samrah, Lorraine A
Saravolac, Maria A
Sassine, Mickey,
Shaw, Karen E
Shields, Terry John,
Smith, Carolyn E (Fortier)
Soucie, Chris,
Soucie, Chris, Benedet, Tracey
Spada, Carmine,
St. Pierre, Gerard M
Stofega, Randall & Tammy
Stone, David G
Taylor, Yvonne T
Thompson, Sharon
Tousignant, Yvonne Marie
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Troupe, Timothy
Vezina, John P
Villeneuve, Neal R
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Baylis, Decean
Benn, John
Berthiaume, Jason
Boismier, Yvonne M.
Bonyai, John Paul
Bortolotti, Michelle(Frankcom)
Burns, Jon & Josie (Canzoneri)
Campeau, Kellie Jo
Ciaramitaro, Carlo G.
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Coulter, Crystal
Cruz, Francisca
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Deangelis, Joseph R.
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George, Gregory P
Gillis, Lorraine
Godin, Marc J.
Gonzalez, Neida
Harrison, Peter
Hatch, Diane S
Helling, Gianna
Hewitt, Scott
Hogan, Richard J
Hood, Charlene
Hughes, Jennifer
Huszti, Leslie L.
Iacobelli, Alfonso A
Iampietro, Joe
Johns, Andrew J
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Lefaive, Timothy A.
Lemaire, Yannick
Lock, Elizabeth A,
Lucio, Tina Louise
Mailloux, Matthew J
Mancini, Lisa,
Manolakos, Maria
Marcu, Anton
Marentette, Kristine
Marusic, Caroline
Matteau, Jeff J
Mazzenga, Luana
McCaffrey, Deborah A
McNeill, Mark A
Minotti, Dan
Mocci, Lisa Marie
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Pullano, Alfredo
Revenberg, Jim
Rivait, Sherri A.
Robbins, Lina (Macchione)
Roberts, Patrick K
Romero, Lori (Lutfallah)
Rukavina, Claire (Bolton)
Rusan, Barbara
Santos, Rgoberto Jr.
Sarweh, Basel
Sassod, Aimee D.
Scebba, Josephine
Simicsak, George
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Staff Changes:
Vice-Principal and IB Coordinator, Genevieve Cano has been re-assigned as Vice-Principal at St. Joseph High School.
Vice-Principal Jim Kittl has been re-assigned as Vice-Principal at Cardinal Carter in Leamington.
The new vice-principals for Assumption will be Darlene Cossarini from Villanova and Michael Naicker from Catholic Central.
Michael will also be the new IB Coordinator.
Tina Gelinas from the Special Education department has been reassigned to the St. Anne's Life Skills Department.
Maria Martinez from our Math Department has been reassigned to the Math Department at Catholic Central High.
Many more changes may occur after this newsletter goes to print.
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Elio Lori '49 writes: "Lil, keep up the nice work you people do to
maintain this wonderful newsletter.”
Michael G. Jacko '56, 'B.Sc '61, PhD Chemistry '64
“Thank you so much for the Spring 2012 Assumption Alumni
Newsletter! It was very informative and I did learn that Dalton
Charters passed away in January. As a student at both Assumption
University ('61) and the University of Windsor (PhD '64) and for
some years after graduation, I became a Lieutenant of HMRCN
(Hunter) and was under the command of the then Commander
Dalton Charters. In fact, he was one of the Honour Guards at
our wedding in 1963. Unfortunately, I did not hear of his passing
or I would have made every effort to be present at his funeral. As
a graduate '56 of Assumption College High School, I did attend
the 55th Year Reunion and it was so wonderful to see my fellow
classmates. It was especially interesting to read that Pat Keane
('56) was honoured for his outstanding contribution to his ‘old
alma mater’. I hope to see the plaque one of these days! My
experience of GOODNESS, DISCIPLINE and KNOWLEDGE at
Assumption College High School has remained with me all my
adult life. For that I am truly grateful!
Good Luck to all of you who keep Assumption College High
School viable for the future of our young students!!!”
Bob Ruel '55 "It makes my day every 6 months when I receive
the newsletter. Keep up the great work! Regards.”
Thomas Winkel '52 writes: "I'm interested in attending the
reunion in November 2012."
Sandy Pastrick-Ozorak ‘79 writes: "Of the favourite memories
that I have from Assumption, they are the pep rallies, football
games that I attended with my friends and the awesome
portaging trips that I went on with Fr. 'Q' Johnson. Those trips
built our faith, gave us a love of nature and gave us a wonderful
camaraderie. Thanks so much Fr. Johnson for being willing to
lead those trips. P.S. It was fun making the canoes also.”
Faithful Annual Golfers, all members of the class of 1954
Standing: Joe Matz, Dom DePalma, Lido Sandre, Bud Murphy and
Nish Mascarin
Sitting: Don Carom, Martin Kubanek, Leon (Digger) Durocher and
Paul Labute
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Hi Fr. Johnson,
I am so happy you sent me an email. I first became involved with canoe trips
when I was a student in your first year
biology class. I was drawn to your way
as a teacher and I new the canoe trips
would not disappoint. It was the late
80's when I began the Algonquin Park
trips, or Q trips as we came to call
them. One spring outing was quite
memorable and I am sure you will
recall. It was the one where the canoe
you were riding in was unbalanced due
to being over loaded with packs, (someone forgot their pack on
the dock and Fr Q’s canoe turned back to retrieve it). The waters
were growing choppy, unsettled enough that it tipped over your
canoe spilling everyone and everything into the cold dark
waters of Smoke Lake, a dangerous situation. Mr. Dave Murray
had the presence of mind to use a maneuver known only to
experienced canoeists, which involved flipping the canoe over. Starting from the canoe in an upside down position, pushing
down on the stern and flipping the canoe to a right side up
position with the momentum depositing it safely in the water. Takes much strength to do this move and Mr. Murray found a
well of power within to do this in the conditions we found
ourselves. Once righted you and the other occupants were
transferred back into the canoe, using a trick only veteran
canoeists would know. I remember all of us canoeing to a
point where we could start a fire and get warm. As scary as it
was, the learning experience was extremely beneficial as it
prepared me for certain conditions that I later encountered on a
hiking trip of my own years later. I don't think I missed an outing in 3 years. I still go up there
and take that same route you would take us on...in fact I have it
memorized and have done the trip on numerous occasions
without having to reference the map once. I was on trips with
Melissa Marinacci, Christine Drouillard and Mr. Paul Huggard
to name a few. We had such good times. I learned how to stern
a canoe quite well from those excursions and this skill has
served me well over the years.
One of my highlights was camping on Big Island Lake, as it was
always so serene. At this campsite there existed a fine sandy
beach where you would say Mass for us. The beach faced the
setting sun, which was always shining so glorious. Having Mass
in this beautiful setting allowed us all to contemplate our
surroundings in a way that acknowledged the mystery and
greatness of God. It made me feel humble and grateful for being
alive. It was a privilege to share those moments with you and all
the others. I don’t know if I can put into words just how much
of an influence you have had on my life. I cannot go on a hike
or canoe trip without thinking of you. I have so much respect
and love for you and what you have given me...you gave me the
tools to be able to push myself to the limits when it is needed,
especially in survival situations, which I have had a few
occurrences of when on outdoor trips. And if that wasn't
enough, the Biology classes I took with you also had a great
impact on me. To see the world as so interconnected began
with you. I think I took at least three if not four biology classes,
even though my interests were keenly towards the visual arts. I
wasn't the greatest student but I loved to learn about this hidden
world all around us.
Today I am an artist and I live in Cambridge Ontario. I have a
beautiful loving wife and two young terrific children. My web
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site is www.donrussell.ca, if you care to see what kind of art I
make. The next time I am in Windsor I would like to attend your
service and I am hoping this is possible. All the best Fr. Johnson.
Love sincerely, Don Russell ‘88
From Ray Souliere '49
"Dear Raider Pride, I so enjoyed the piece on St. Mary's
Academy, the home of the Sisters who helped guide my life
through grade 8 at Notre Dame de Bon Secours. I grew up in the
shadow of the Academy in what was then a very rural South
Windsor. Neighbours never caught you waving at them. St.
Mary's was also home to at least half of the oak floors in the
Windsor area and in 1947 when I was sixteen, I heard they were
hiring for what became my first and worst job of all my 80 years.
There were classrooms, dining room, hall, bedroom and name it,
floors to be cleaned. This was supervised by a thin, wiry man
named Mr. Chenaille who was responsible for picking up the
sawdust, waxing and polishing these gorgeous floors after I and 3
other teenagers had lifted all that dirt and sawdust from the
floors. Our job was to place our right foot over a humungous
wad of steed wool and with the grain of the oak, work off, back
and forth all that could be removed from the dirty oak. This
started at 8:00 a.m. and lasted until 4:00 p.m. with short breaks.
I must also mention that the pay was 50 cents per day, but it did
include an amazingly wonderful noon time dinner, complete
with the Sisters' wonderful vanilla, always vanilla, ice cream. In
2012 prices, this was a $15.00 menu item. I must also add that
this income afforded me my first gray flannel suit that my dad
helped me to buy, at Boy's Town on Ottawa St. and that fine suit
set me back $20.00. Imagine that!
I peddled my 2 wheeler Monday through Friday to this fantastic
building as if it were my life's calling. The highlight of that
summer was being on the chapel's altar washing the sculptural
work that rose above that sacred table, a moment as special in
my memory as it was the summer of '47, the summer that made
returning to Assumption and grade 11 a welcome breeze, with St.
Mary's a picture in my past, that taught me the value of hard
work and the satisfaction of almost loving it.
Editor's note: Thank you, Ray for sharing such a wonderful
memory with us.
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Back Row: Vito Ruisi, Dave Roberts, Bob Sandre, Ted
Paterson, Mike Valcke (‘75 wannabe)
Middle Row: Gerry Power, Frank Tramontozzi, Mark Neilson,
Frank Iatonna, Tery Bachynski, Mark Philp, Peter Hrastovec,
Dan Tullio
Front Row: Chuck Soulliere, Lil (Caira) Dumouchelle, Denis
DaDalt, Paula (Pizzinato) Tullio, Denise (Mayea) Hrastovec
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From Fr. J. J. Stortz Hello Raiders,
Greetings from Anglin House.
Anglin House is the infirmary for the Basilian Fathers. It is the
fourth floor of our head office building. It is a wonderful place.
I thought I would miss O'Connor House - I do miss the
confreres there - but Anglin House is terrific!
At Anglin House, there are 16 retired Basilians who need some
kind of medical assistance. All live on this 4th floor in separate
living quarters. We have nurses on duty all day and night. A
head nurse and two others during day and 2 on duty during the
night. All our needs are on this 4th floor. We have a kitchen
and dining room which can accommodate about 30 people. A
chef and waiter are on duty for each meal. There is a chapel
where we have daily Mass at 10 a.m.. This morning there were
28 priests, concelebrating - all seated. On this floor, we have a
shower room and we all have appointed times to use it. There
is a recreation area where there is a large TV set, the two daily
Toronto newspapers, tables and chairs. We have a social hour
three times a week from 4:30 p.m. until meal time at 5:30 p.m.
There are snacks available as well as beverages for those who
want them.
Our private living quarters have a bed, a desk (for my computer)
an office chair and a floor lamp, a bathroom, a TV set, drawers
and three shelves for books etc., a moveable closet for clothing,
a night table with three drawers, a clock radio and alarm and a
table lamp. My window overlooks St. Joseph St. and across this
is the University of St. Michael's College and its student
residences.
We have a barber coming in once a month, a doctor twice a
month, a nurse once a month who looks after the toes of those
interested, and an exercise person who directs exercises three
times a week for about half an hour for the interested confreres.
Every morning after our Mass, and every afternoon at 2:30 p.m.,
a staff member brings a cart around with various juices and
cookies. On the 3rd floor of the building there are bedrooms
and a social room for the members of the General Council and
some other confreres who have duties either at the University or
at some other local situation. Some of these come up for our
daily Mass as do visitors and three St. Joseph Sisters. Our Mass
population varies from 20 to as many as 35 confreres who
concelebrate the Mass.
I arrived here in mid-February. During my first week, I was
taken to our doctor's office so he could check all my
prescriptions, my aches and pains, etc. and make a note of all
my problems. We have a taxi cab company that we all use
when necessary (since none of us here drive or have a car any
longer). I managed to get around with a 4-pronged walking
cane at O'Connor House and when I first arrived here. Then
they supplied me with a walking machine (4 wheels, a seat and
handles to hold on and walk with). A couple of weeks ago, I
started getting dizzy spells when I stood up and tried to walk.
They then supplied me with a wheelchair. I now get pushed
around for Mass and for meals and for any other needs. I saw a
neurologist last week and he has me booked for a cat-scan.
(This will be my third trip outside to the streets of Toronto all the
way to St. Michael's Hospital.) No problems when I lie down,
sleep, sit up to watch TV or at my computer.
Guess that's about all the news I have from here, so I'll sign off
for now. Prayers and best wishes as ever to all.
Fr. J. J. Stortz C.S.B.
Editor's Note: Send greetings to Fr. J. J. Stortz at:
Anglin House 95 St. Joseph St. Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R9
Office Number: 416-926-9325
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Remembering When ….
As I take the time to look back over the years, I have come to
realize that who I have become and what I do is a function of my
past - my parents, family and friends, my education, and life’s
experiences.
In particular, as I recall my high school days at Assumption (back
in the late 70s and early 80s), there were many events that I still
remember rather vividly. While I avoided gym classes, I certainly
did enjoy the outdoor activities and trips. I had the opportunity
to participate in many outdoor outings that included canoe trips
with Fr. Q. and the building of the canoes we used, rock
climbing with Fr. Holmes (Hobo) in Milton, Bon Echo and West
Virginia, snowshoeing trips, and a trip to the Smokey Mountains.
While at the time it appeared there were obstacles to overcome whether it was being wet and cold, swarms of black flies, food
that got mixed up between groups of campers, broken cartons of
eggs, or people too tired to go on - there was always assistance
and words of encouragement from fellow campers. There was
one trip in particular that as I recall, it still makes me laugh. We
had hung our garbage in a tree away from the tents so animals
would not ravage it, but a raccoon was determined to get it. The
small beast snorted like a wild boar and would take a running
leap into the air in an attempt to feast on our garbage. While it
did not get the garbage, it did manage to land on a tent and tear
it to shreds. Some of us left our tents to see what the noise was
about and when we saw the yellow eyes staring back at us - we
figured that tent of campers was on their own. All those trips laid
the foundation for confidence in our abilities, and respect for our
fellow campers and the environment we live in.
I would be remiss if I did not comment on the education I
received at Assumption. My preference was to take all the
classes associated with science and math as I enjoyed them the
most – or at least the majority of them. Having said that - I have
to acknowledge that Mr. Stevens was wonderful as my English
teacher. He was the only individual I knew of who could
actually act out all characters of a Shakespeare play or any novel
for that matter.
He made the classes both interesting and
challenging. He was also the only teacher I knew of who would
post a final exam on the wall of the classroom – I was grateful
that I saw it. To this day, I often think of him as I review reports
prior to them going to print. For those of you who went to school
during my time and took grade 9 science you might remember
Mr. St. Germain. I recall one class in particular where we were
doing an experiment with various minerals. Towards the end of
the class he told us to turn in all remaining minerals regardless of
how small - and NOT to throw them out … well he told us a little
too late as I had already thrown mine out – a few minutes later
the garbage can lit up in flames. I certainly made no effort to
admit guilt to that event – but it did make for interesting
conversation throughout the day.
Of course I have to comment on the math classes and the many
teachers I had: Mr. Fantetti, Mr. Billey, and Mr. Paolini to name a
few in my later years at Assumption. They were all good spirited
and I enjoyed the classes. A few students even successfully put
an advertisement in the paper to sell Mr. Paolini’s classic car. He
was surprised when he started to receive phone calls at home.
He later asked our class if we had anything to do with the calls
and then informed us he was successful in selling it – we all
cheered. But of course math began for me with Mr. LaPorte in
the borders rec hall. His classes became an ongoing reason to be
late for the next class or so it was an excuse that worked for a
while … I could never figure out how we ever learned anything
in the room with multiple classes going on and the distraction of
pool balls and paper airplanes flying about the room but we
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survived. For those of you that did not have that experience –
our classes took place on pool tables covered with plywood
with four classes occurring simultaneously.
And then there was Biology with Fr. Johnson … he was highly
motivated and enthusiastic. I recall him asking me about a frog
and what it had on it. My response was obviously wrong as
few days later he sat on the desk in front of me and handed me
a live one - I threw it back at him and he just laughed!
The interest and commitment of all the teachers back in those
days shaped a part of who I am today. They were committed to
teaching and their students both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities … and for that I am grateful.
There were many other so called pranks and shenanigans that
we were all involved with as students … of which will remain
with us … but needless to say the motto at Assumption in my
days of “Teach me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge” has
served its purpose and lives on today. Life is truly a journey to
be lived each and every day, as we do not know what will
happen tomorrow. We should remember to appreciate the
small things in life as all our experiences will be with us a
lifetime.
Graduate - 1981
Gone Viral!
Organized by Student Government based on similar
videos from other schools this UTUBE entry is
simply Hilarious. Check it out at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfIRzuDgPGE
Wow, Assumption did it again... Congratulations to Kody Lynn
Garrod and Lucas Morris who participated in the qualifying
competitions in London, ON. . Kody Lynn brought home the
gold (first place). She will now move on to Waterloo for the
Provincial competitions. Way to go Raiders!!!!!!
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Editors Note: This is the 40th Anniversary of the Union between Assumption
College High school and St. Mary’s Academy in 1972. To Commemorate this
historic moment we publish the poem from the 1971 St. Mary’s Yearbook, the
Marian Tower.
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Three Prestigious Scholarships Go to
Assumption Grads
Academic excellence continues at Assumption
College School. Assumption is the oldest school
in Essex County at 142 years.
The hard work, commitment and skill of three
members of the Class of 2012 earned them
prestigious scholarships to carry on their
education. Having three members of a
graduating class earn such an honour is rare
and should be recognized.
Assumption College School is proud to
announce the success of their entire 2012
Graduating Class and to recognize and
congratulate:
Daniella Pallisco, winner of the Hatch Entrance
Scholarship ($48000), McMaster University
Norman Nehmetallah, winner of the Bell
Scholarship ($48000), Mount Allison University
Laura Limarzi, winner of the Morehead-Cain
Scholarship ($43000 US), University of North
Carolina
Congratulations to Steve Chevalier
who has been awarded the Windsor-Essex
Catholic Principals’ and Vice-Principals’
Association
‘J. F. Johnston Outstanding
Educator Award Recipient for 2012’.
It is awarded annually to one educator who has
made significant contributions to education and
best exemplifies the Vision and Mission of the
Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board.
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Staff members
Ania Grabka and
Anna Sisti with
students
celebrating a
long time Raider
tradition
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Dr. Gloria Manzig and
Monique (Brisson) Aversa
Thank you to Gloria for her
words of wisdom as the guest
speaker at the ACS 2012
Graduation.
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The Fr. Armstrong Award (Male Student-Athlete)……………….Steve Kulesza
The Fr. Sheedy Award (Female Student-Athlete)……………… Laura Limarzi
The Fr. Pare Award ………………………………………………. Marissa Vennettilli
The Mary Kulyk Award ………………………………………….. Mrs. Liliana Dumouchelle, '75
Athlete of the Year - Sr. Male (Fr. Cullen)………………………. Garrick Loewen
Athlete of the Year - Sr. Female (St Mary’s Academy)………… Quinn Conlon
Jr. Student Athlete of the Year – Female ……………………… Maria Trocchi
Jr. Student Athlete of the Year – Male ………………………….. Jacob Rothera
Dennis Palamides Award………………………………………… Dallas Boow
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - (MVP) GIRLS (Sr)
Volleyball…………………………………………………………. Olivia Merritt
Soccer…………………………………………………………….. Chantelle Trombley
Basketball ………………………………………………………… Julia Bevacqua
Slo-Pitch/Gary Weir Award .…………………………………… Alexa Georgiou
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - (MVP) BOYS (Sr)
Baseball…………………………………………………………….. Pat Tazzman, Cy Young
Football (Offence)………………………………………………… Dallas Boow
Football (Defence) …………………………………………………Mitch Baldassi
Volleyball……………………………………………………………Steve Kulesza
Basketball ………………………………………………………… Dallas Boow
Hockey……………………………………………………………. Garrick Loewen
Wrestling ................................................................................... Brandon Urquhart, Quinn Conlon
Soccer ………………………………………………………………Tomasz Banas, Labinot Hyseni
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - (MVP) GIRLS (Jr)
Basketball ………………………………………………………….. Via Duterte
Volleyball ………………………………………………………….. Magda Bednarek
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - (MVP) BOYS (Jr)
Basketball ………………………………………………………… Jallo El-Gasai
Volleyball …………………………………………………………. David Vatt
Cross Country
Girls ……………………………………………………………….. Maria Trocchi (JR)
Boys ……………………………………………………………….. Jacob Rothera (JR), Garrick Loewen (SR)
Track and Field
Girls ……………………………………………………………… Anna Sawicki (JR), Quinn Conlon (SR)
Boys ………………………………………………………………. Jacob Rothera (JR), Garrick Loewen (SR)
Swimming ……………………………………………………….. Steve Kulesza
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A T H L E T I C S
The boys’ baseball team followed up a tier
2 championship last year with a semi-final
showing in the tier 1 WECSSAA
tournament.
It was a very successful
regular season with the team going 7-2 and
an even better playoffs beating St. Anne's
and Massey, both of which have won
OFSAA titles over the last 4 years. A
special congratulations goes out to Pat
Tazzman and Dallas Boow as both were
selected to the All-City Team. Also, Dallas
Boow was selected as the League MVP.
With many of the players graduating, they
leave behind a program that is strong and
that will remain competitive for years to
come. The coaching staff would like to
thank all the players for their hard work
this year and would like to wish the
graduating players of: Dallas Boow, Justin
Ternosky, Mitch Baldassi, Matt Martinello,
Jacob Lutvak and Wes Haidy, all the best in
their future endeavours.
The Raider Swim Team had a great deal of
success
competing at the WECSSAA
Championships. Overall, the Team finished
in 7th place with 13 Raiders qualifying for
the SWOSSAA championships.
A week later,
at the
SWOSSAA
Championships in Leamington, the Raiders
again performed well. Leading the way
and qualifying for the OFSAA
championships in Milton……..
Denilea Bueno 1st
100m Backstroke
2nd
100m IM
Steven Kulesza 2nd
100m Breaststrok
MacKenzie Noble
2nd
Jr 100 IM
3rd
At the OFSAA championships in Milton,
MacKenzie Noble finished 6th in the Jr
Breaststroke
Steven Kulesza was 12 th in the Sr
Breastroke.
Boys’ Soccer 2012
The Boys soccer team had an outstanding
season this year with an undefeated record
in the regular season going 8 – 0 – 1. The
boys played very well as a team and
showed tremendous commitment and
dedication throughout the season. The
Raiders placed so well during the regular
season that they received a bye through the
first round of the playoffs and then won
against General Amherst in the quarter
finals 2 – 1 in double overtime with the
goal of the season scored by Labby off a
beautiful header. Unfortunately, the boys
lost to a sensational Cardinal Carter team
in the semi- finals.
The coaches, Mr. Chiandussi and Mr. Mills
would like to congratulate the players on a
truly memorable year and wish them the
best in the future.
We will miss the
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graduating players who demonstrated
excellent leadership skills both on and off
the field: Ahmad Al-Dimashki. Anthony
Baric, Adam Drouillard, Brian Hawkins,
Labinot Hyseni, Steven Kuleza, and
Spencer Lawn. The coaches have high
hopes for next year with many returning
starters and some promising looking grade
9’s and 10’s.
wish them all the best in their future
endeavours.
Girls’ Junior Volleyball
Our girls had a great season. We had a
young group this year, and spent a lot of
our season perfecting the skills of the
game. We all learned many lessons from
Coach T.J. Auer. The girls battled hard, but
were defeated in the end.
We look
Raider Cross-Country Season 2012
forward to a stronger season next year with
This cross-country season was another the girls ready to build upon the skills they
successful one for the Raiders. It began have learned this season!
with a few successful warm-up meets, a
sampling of the delicious haggis from our
Junior Boys’ Volleyball
victory in the Haggis cup, to a WECSSA AA The Junior boys’ volleyball team had quite
championship and ended with a trip to the season --- We had a number of great
OFSAA for our midget boys’ team.
grade 10 leaders on the teams this year
At this year’s WECSSA championship, we which led us to a 5th place finish in tier 2.
had a team in nearly every division qualify The boys finished with a 6-4 record and
for SWOSSA. We were led by our grade worked hard to rally with some of the top
nine runners. The boys finished with a teams in the league. Unfortunately, the
silver medal while the girls finished with a season finished unexpectedly, missing
bronze.
playoffs by one spot. The boys should be
Most importantly, we captured the A/AA very proud of their season -- they showed
championship for the 5th year in a row. I great work ethic and determination,
representing the Raiders with pride. The
guess you would call this team a dynasty.
At SWOSSA, our grade nine boys led by boys moving on to seniors will be missed,
Jacob Rothera and Aidan Snively, captured but they demonstrated great leadership for
yet another silver and earned a trip to those returning next year! Congratulations
Ottawa for the OFSAA championships on a great season boys!!
where they placed among the top 20 teams
in the province.
Hockey
Mr. Conlon, Ms. Lukas and Mr. Malloy The Raiders cruised through the season
would like to congratulate all runners on a with a 7-2-3 record which locked up 2nd
great season. We would also like to thank place. This set up a favourable first round
the following graduating students for years matchup against Harrow in which we won
of dedication to the team. Best of luck to 7-2. The second round pitted Assumption
Steven Kulesza, Katie Harris and Laura against a young and fast St. Joe's team.
Sauro.
The teams split the first 2 games and
Assumption eked out a 3-2 victory in the
decisive third game. The Kennedy Clippers
Football
The senior football team had a very were now the last obstacle between the
After
successful year going 5-2 in the regular Raiders and their ultimate goal.
season and making it to the semi-finals in splitting the first two games, Assumption's
the Wilson conference playoffs.
The depth, grit and disciplined play powered
highlight of the season was winning the them to a 5-0 victory in the championship
annual game against Forster, reclaiming game.
what is rightfully ours in the 'Little Brown With 9 returning players in 2013, the
Jug'.
I n a d d i t i o n t o t h e t e a m Raiders are aiming to repeat as champions.
accomplishments, there were also Will Verberg and Adam Drouillard were
individual accolades earned by players. both recognized as first team all city.
Dallas Boow was selected as one of the Once again, congratulations on a
top defensive backs in the city, Jordan Duff memorable season!
was selected as one of the top offensive
linemen in the city, and Mitch Baldassi To read more about our Athletes, visit
made second team all city. As many of the our website a wwww.achalumni.ca
players from this team are graduating, the
younger players have very large shoes to
fill. This was truly a very special group of
young men and the coaching staff would
like to thank them all for their hard work
and dedication throughout the season and
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Laura Limarzi ’12 of Windsor, Ont.,
shown here Monday, April 9, 2012,
has earned the prestigious
Morehead-Cain scholarship to attend
the University of North Carolina.
Photograph by: Jason Kryk , The Windsor Star
Laura Limarzi ’12 Wins Prestigious
Scholarship
She’s headed to one of North America’s
tallest ivory towers with one of the world’s
most prestigious scholarships, but 17-yearold Laura Limarzi says it’s not a product of
just her hard work alone. “When people
c o n g r a t u l a t e m e i t ’s r e a l l y a
congratulations for a lot of people. This
isn’t something someone does on their
own,” said the Grade 12 student from
Assumption high school. Limarzi is among
50 recipients — and one of just three
Canadians — of the prestigious MoreheadCain Foundation scholarship to study at the
University of North Carolina in Chapel
Hill.
None of the activities and
opportunities that made her into
Morehead-Cain material would have been
possible without the help of her family,
teachers, mentors, coaches and priests,
Limarzi said.
School president and a
former student trustee for the Catholic
school board, Limarzi also volunteers with
the U.S.-based Hugh O’Brian Youth
Leadership foundation and travelled to
Kenya last summer with Free the Children
to help build a school. She has what she
calls a “92-ish” average at school (she even
skipped a grade in school) and plays on the
basketball, volleyball and soccer teams.
Her faith is also an important part of her
life, Limarzi said.
“It was sort of an
aspiration at the back of my head,” Limarzi
said of the scholarship, explaining that a
friend of her older sister was a MoreheadCain scholar some years ago. “When it
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happened I was just over the moon.”
Limarzi admits she wasn’t seriously
considering attending school in the U.S.
until the offer came. She said she plans to
study economics and public policy.
(Limarzi said she grew up thinking she
would study in Windsor at the Odette
School of Business. You never know, she
said. After all, there’s still graduate school.)
The scholarship, which amounts to more
than US$43,000 per year, covers tuition
and living expenses and also includes
funding for four summer placements,
including internships abroad. Limarzi is
set to go on the first of her placements this
summer, which she said might be in Maine
or Alaska where she can do some outdoor
leadership work.
The trick will be
squeezing it in between a global
leadership conference in Chicago where
she will be volunteering, and moving to
North Carolina in mid-August.
The
Morehead-Cain scholarship, which dates
back to 1945, is the first merit scholarship
established in the U.S. and is modelled on
Oxford University’s Rhodes scholarship.
“We’re delighted to have Laura,” said
Charles Lovelace, executive director of the
Morehead-Cain Foundation. “She’s
outstanding in every way.” In all, Lovelace
said, the foundation fielded 2,600
applications, 444 of which were from
Canada. Along with Limarzi, a student
from Toronto and one from outside
Winnipeg made the cut from the Canadian
pool. Limarzi’s 24-year-old sister Emily
(2004 ACH Grad), who teaches Grade 8 in
Windsor and is studying for her master’s
degree in education at Wayne State
University, said she and her father (Bruno,
’72 ACH Grad) couldn’t be more proud.
(Their mother Rosemary, died of cancer in
2009.) “It’s interesting when you look up
to a little sister,” Emily said. “It’s a big
adjustment but what an incredible
opportunity.”[email protected]
Ron Lawson
A F e w Ye a r s A g o
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O u t s t a n d i n g A c h i e v e m e n t Aw a r d s
The Catholic Student Award of the
Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario
Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award.
Juliette Rondot Award, College/Workplace Proficiency
Dr. J. Coyle Award, University Level Proficiency
Governor General’s Academic Medal
Matthew Presello
Angelo Ciardella
Nicole Damphouse
Daniella Pallisco
Daniella Pallisco
Assumption business classes compete in their 3rd annual International
Business Competition.
Their challenge was to act as a consulting firm and assess the PESTLE (political,
economic, social, technological, legal and environmental) factors of the nation
they represented and assess probability of success if they were to conduct
business in that country.
Assumption students dominated the competition, with their teams finishing in 1st,
2nd and 4th place. One judge even said "the only hard part was choosing which
Assumption group to choose as the winner".
Congratulations to Laura Sauro, Jacob Benson, Josh McIntyre and Norm
Nehmetallah on winning first place for their analysis of France.
Second place honours went to Julia Ho, Matt Clement, Lilika Kukiela, Mallak
Kassem, Maddie Morassutti and Daniella Pallisco for their insights on Germany.
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Norman Nehmetallah faces off with Kaitlyn Meloche!
Assumption's Kaitlyn
Meloche and Norman
Nehmetallah traveled to
Ottawa this spring to face off
against the province's top 32
teams at the Ontario Student
Debate Union Provincial
Championships.
They
represented the WindsorChatham-Sarnia-London
region based on their
victories at several local competitions over the past two years.
The tournament began with a pair of research debates with the
topic being "This house supports supervised injection sites" in
reference to a recent Supreme Court decision which upheld the
British Columbian's government the right to have a facility where
drug users could shoot up at a facility which was supervised by
medical professionals.
In the first debate, they faced the
champions from the Laurier debate and won as side government.
The second debate featured the same topic, but this time they
were the opposition.
With a wealth of statistics and wellconstructed arguments, they once again proved victorious.
With a 2-0 record, we were paired against another undefeated
team.
This pairing from Upper Canada College was the
defending champion at the Hart House Debate at the University
of Toronto. In a split decision, Norman and Kaitlyn were once
again victorious and were one of only 4 remaining teams without
a loss. Their fourth debate, against another 3-0 team, was against
the mcgill champions
Although we did not win this tournament, Norman and Kaitlyn
accumulated enough points through the four rounds and were
selected to accompany the other top teams to represent Ontario
at the National championships in Montreal. This is truly a
remarkable honour considering many of their opponents actually
take debate as a class. Norman and Kaitlyn are unquestionably
among the nation's finest students.
This tournament was the first time in Canadian history that high
school students discussed policy issues in the Senate Chamber.
Kaitlyn was chosen as the top female debater in the provincial
finals and Norman’s debate in the first round received the highest
score in the tournament (out of a total of 768 judge scoresheets).
The WECDSB community is very proud of the team and wishes
them good luck at the upcoming national finals!
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WINDSOR, Ont. -- Assumption high school student
Kaitlyn Meloche is the top female debater in Ontario.
The 18-year-old and her debating partner Norman
Nehmetallah did so well at the provincial championships
held in Ottawa in late March, they’ve been selected to attend
the national championships in Montréal. They will be one of
six teams representing Ontario at the national
championships April 25-30. “It was pretty exciting,” their
teacher and debate coach Jeremy Bracken said of reaching
the national finals. “We were pretty honoured just to even
go to the provincial finals and I knew that these two kids had
the talent to be right at the top.” Meloche had the top
overall score for young women at the provincial
championships. She was very prepared, very persuasive and
had the ability to connect with the judges and the audience,
Bracken said. Nehmetallah, who is a Grade 12 student, also
excelled at the event. The students were selected to go on to
the national finals in Montréal to compete with about 40
teams. The two have been debating as a team since 2008.
A t t e n t i o n C l a s s o f ’ 6 2 : Th i s y e a r
marks your 50 year reunion.
See page 2 for your class contact
person.
Artistic Carving by Frank Presello, husband of ACS Campus
Minister Linda (Lesperance) Presello ’81
ATTENTION! CLASS OF 1975
Don’t forget to come out to Lilly Kazzilly’s this year on
Friday, Nov. 2nd, 2012 anytime after 8:00 p.m. It’ll be
great to catch up on news with everyone.
Remember, every year it gets better and better.
So come on out and have a great time.
You won't want to miss this!!
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Klebba, Paul J. '48 at the age of 81,
passed away on April 21, 2012. Beloved
husband of Linda for 28 years. Loving
father of Paul (Sue), Sara ‘Sally’ (Steve)
Gilo, Peter (Gaye) and the late Mary Ann.
Dear grandfather of Erin, Andrew, Alec,
Niki, Nolan, Mack, P.J., Keya and Reese.
He will be dearly missed by his beloved
dog Max.
MAXWELL, Gordon Glenn, class of 1946,
passed away
peacefully at home
surrounded by
family on August
11, 2012 at the age
of 85. Beloved
husband of the late
Mary (nee Myrtle)
(2010). Loving
father of Gord
Maxwell '70 and
Sandra DayusM a x w e l l , Pe t e r
Maxwell and Jan
L e d g l e y, C o n n i e
and Barry Carr, Linda Simpson, Cathy and
Tom Tobin, Lisa and Bill Swartz, and
Caroline Milkovich. Gord was a life
member and former president of the
Windsor Real Estate Board. He was a
founder of St. Gregory's Church and
School. He was also a longstanding
member of Beach Grove Golf and
Country Club, The Windsor Club, and
"Monday Afternoons at Nemo's".
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SMITH, Denis W ’69 passed away after a
tough battle with leukemia, with his
family by his side on April 12, 2012 at the
age of 60 years. He lived his life to the
fullest until the very end. Much loved
father of Terri-Lynn and husband Jim
Favrin, DJ Smith (Christie Bezaire) and
A n d r e w J . S m i t h ( L i n d s ay H a l l ) .
Predeceased by his father Dick Smith
(August 2009). Survived by his mother
Theresa Smith. Will be missed by brother
Richard (Nancy), Bruce (Christine) and
sister and best friend Linda (Ron
Morissette). Loving grandpa of Colton
Smith, Alessia and Nicholas Favrin and
special friend Bernice. Denis will also be
missed by many other family and friends;
and especially the Tim Horton's Dougall
morning club. Special thanks to Dr. C.
Hamm and all the staff at the Windsor
Regional Cancer Centre. Denis was a long
time employee of Amico Contracting.
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PLEASE PRAY FOR
Foesenek, Kevin - brother of Kim '97, Karen '98, Kyle '04
Geraci, Frank - husband of Rose (Chiarappa) '87
Gilbert, Mary L - wife of Mel Gilbert, retired teacher
James, Mary - mother of Roy James '59
Oleksik, Ernie - father of Nancy Lucchino '76
Plaut, Rabbi Jonathan - former ACH teacher
Sablich, Maria - Mother of Sonia Coletti '84
Sheehan, Bernard ’54
Spargalo, Robert - Father of Melanie '87
Zatyko, Theodore '48
Valentino, Michael -’61 AND ALL OTHER DECEASED OF ASSUMPTION ALUMNI
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delivering the Windsor
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Pauline (once again) for
labelling them. Such
dedicated Raiders!
ASSUMPTION COLLEGE HIGH
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Vice-President Lil (Caira) Dumouchelle ‘75
Director Fr. Q. Johnson C.S.B.
Treasurer Bruno Limarzi ‘72
Legal Rep. Sante Salvador ‘66
Secretary Lisa Paolatto ‘81
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