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Alum covers the story of Harvey

Alum covers the story of Harvey

August 30, 2017

Tropical storm Harvey has swept along the coastline of Texas and Louisiana, leaving devastation in its wake.  The Category 4 hurricane is expected to be the most expensive natural disaster the United States has ever experienced, and, in parts of Houston, the storm has set a record for amount of rain from a single storm. Alumnus Joe Fanelli lives in Houston and is experiencing the effects of the st...

Guest speaker preaches on mercy

Guest speaker preaches on mercy

August 30, 2017

Roncalli listened to the tragic and heartfelt story of  young widow Jennifer Trapuzzano this morning in the family room. Trapuzzano lost her husband in an attempted robbery in 2014, just three weeks before their first child was born.  Students were moved as Trapuzzano exemplified a strong faith life, even through the loss of her husband and co-parent. Assistant principal for student activities...

Runners begin hopeful season

Runners begin hopeful season

August 29, 2017

The girls’ cross country season began August 14 at the Triton Central Early Bird Invitational. Competing in the large school division required strength and depth that the seniors were able to provide. The highlight of the meet was a podium finish by junior Katie Minton, who placed 16th; however, Monday evening was not the most notable starting night for the rest of the girls’ cross country squ...

Touchdown with Rebel football

Touchdown with Rebel football

August 23, 2017

The Rebels kicked off their regular season with a 21-3 win against the Southport Cardinals on Friday night. This is the first of their regular season games following the Rebels’ State Championship title last season. Scoring touchdowns for Roncalli were junior Elijah Mahan as well as seniors Patrick McManama and Jacob Luedeman. Senior Merrick Strykowski pinned down three PAT kicks as well. Behind the ...

Underclassmen drive team

Underclassmen drive team

August 23, 2017

The boys’ cross country team got its season off to a strong start at the Triton Central Early Bird Invitational last week. They placed fifth overall out of ten teams. Junior Nick Perkins led the Rebels with a 5K time of 17:07, placing third overall. Following Perkins were sophomores Ryan Flick (18:39), Sam George (18:53), Max Peeples (19:18) and Liam Irwin (19:19). “The team did really well considering ...

Final show of fine arts season

Final show of fine arts season

May 17, 2017

With the band concert and art showcase wrapped up, the final display of the performing arts took place when the annual spring pops concert showcased all of the vocal choirs as well as the dance performance class. Two concerts were held on Friday to display all of the hard work from this year. “Overall, I  think the concert went really well,” senior show choir member Maddie Ganka said. “We...

Student appreciation

Student appreciation

May 16, 2017

As the year draws to a close, students’ stress levels are at an all-time high. Studying for finals and finishing last minute projects and papers weighs down high schoolers. To help alleviate this stress, the student council hosted their annual StuCo Extravaganza to honor the hard work students have put in this school year. “We try to have the event act as a "marker" that the end of the school yea...

Crossing the finish line

Crossing the finish line

April 15, 2017

This is the second year Roncalli has had a unified track team, and all of the competitors are enthusiastic for the start of the season. The track team consists of student athletes, student partners and student motivators. “We have five 'student athletes' who are members of our Life Academy,” unified track coach and history teacher Mr. Pat Crosley said. “We have five 'student partners' who a...

Inside look fore this season

Inside look fore this season

April 12, 2017

Under the coaching of Jim Poole and assistant coach Greg White, the boys’ golf team begins its new season with one common goal which is to do well in the postseason. “I would really like to see the team make it out of sectionals,” junior Dominick Bleizeffer said. In addition to this goal, players were also excited about their first match of the season which was against Lawrence Central o...

Fellow English teachers get hitched

Fellow English teachers get hitched

April 11, 2017

For anyone out there living under a rock, as of March 25th, English teachers Mr. Frank Litz and Ms. Tristan McGill are happily engaged. On a magical pilgrimage to Italy, science teacher Mr. Tim Crissman, Mr. and Mrs. Strykowski, principal Mr. Chuck Weisenbach, and Litz and McGill, traveled overseas on a spiritual pilgrimage. The group visited locations important to Angelo Roncalli’s life, such as Bergamo and va...

Senior earns Indiana Academic All-Star

Senior earns Indiana Academic All-Star

April 9, 2017

Senior Claire Whalen has been chosen as one of the the elite 40 high school minds in the state of Indiana. This is an extremely prestigious award that recognizes students for their hard work over all four years of high school. “I felt really honored to be validated for all my hard work with this recognition because it is not just an award within my school but across the state of Indiana,” sai...

Good Friday preparations underway

Good Friday preparations underway

April 8, 2017

Every year, Roncalli’s theatre production class gives a riveting performance at the Good Friday service. It usually involves a dynamic of remorse and redemption that embodies our journey during Lent. This year, the audience will be granted ten minutes of personal time to reflect and meditate at the start of the service. “This year’s theme is unashamed love,” Vice President for mission and ministr...

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