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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana M.V 366 seniors to receive By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer Three-hundred-sixty-six se- niors in the five Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Evansville will receive their high school diplomas this year. Graduation ceremonies in the diocese begin May 22 at Washington Catholic High School, Washington. Twenty- eight seniors will receive their diplomas from Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger at 7:30 p.m. in the Washington Catholic High School Gymna- sium. John Mullen has been named Washington Catholic's 1993 valedictorian and Jean Larkin is this year's salutato- rian. On Mav 28, 24 seniors at Marian I/eights Academy, Ferdinand, will received their high school diplomas. Judith Grace Palmer, Indiana Uni- versity vice-president for planning and finance man- agement, will be the featured speaker. Rivet High School in Vin- cennes will graduate 21 stu- dents this year. Jill Zeigler and Shirley Ray are co-vale- dictorians. Rivet graduation cere- monies are scheduled for June 4 at 7 p.m. at St. John Church, Vincennes. Bishop Gettelfinger and William Sampson, president of the Board of Education, will con- fer the diplomas. Dr. Arthur Politz, superintendent of the Vincennes schools and prin- cipal at Rivet, will serve as Master of Ceremonies, as- sisted by Richard Carmichael, senior class sponsor. Memorial High School, Evansville, has 172 graduat- ing seniors this year. Gradua- tion is set for 1:30 p.m. June 6 at Vanderburgh Auditorium in downtown Evansville. Rick Notter, formerly with WFIE-TV 14, will be the guest speaker. Julia Ann Wittgen is Memo- rial's 1993 valedictorian and Holy Cross School offers before, after school care, day care programs By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff wnter The doors at Holy Cross School in Fort Branch open pretty early these days -- at 6 a.m. ta be exact, That's when the first chil- dren arrive for the day. This year, the school build- ing is being utilized for more than classroom education. It's also a place for before- and after-school care, for a pre- school for children ages two to five, and for day care for toddlers. Sara Ziliak, Holy Cross principal, said children start arriving at the school about 6 a.m. Once there, they are served breakfast and then they have the opportunity to play quietly in the school cafeteria until-school begins at 8 a.m. Every morning there are "anywhere from three to 13 students," Ziliak said. After-school care is also available from 3 to 6 p.m. and about 21 or 22 students are in that program. The cost for both before and after school care is $i.25 an hour. Debbie Schaefer is program director. Holy Cross also offers day care for toddlers and a pre- school program from 8:30 to 11 a.m. for children ages two to five. Ziliak says the response to all the programs has been "re- ally great. There is a need be- cause most parents work." All of the programs are self- supporting. She said the older students at Holy Cross enjoy having the toddlers in the building and the fifth grade students read to them weekly. Other schools in the Dio- cese of Evansville are also of- fering before-and after-school care. Listed below are the schools which responded to a questionnaire from the Mes- sage: Resurrection School, Evansville: After-school care, at a cost of $4 a day, is avail- able from 2 to 6 p,m. in the school cafeteria. Students also have access to the cafete- ria, gym and outdoor play. ground. There is one adult for every 15 students in the after- school program and students range in age from kinder- garten through grade seven. Kathy Greene is director of the program. Jessica Kramer, left, Alison Wilzbacher, Danielle Lefler and Travis Kiesel are all enrolled in the before-school pro- gram at Holy Cross School, Fort Branch. -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes Leanne Nurrenbern works with Anna Nichol and Erin Gray during the Kinderwelt day care program at Holy Cross School, Fort Branch. -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes Holy Rosary School, Evansville: Before-school care is offered from 6:30 to 7 a.m.; after-school care is available from 2:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $1.50 for before- school care and $4 for after- school care. The students use classrooms, the gym and the playground. Karen Hermann is head of the program, which has a student-staff ratio of 15 to one. St. Philip School, St. Philip: After-school care is of- fered from 3:20 to 6 p.m. at a cost of $3 per day. The stu- dents, in grades kindergarten through six, are cared for in an unused classroom in the school building, lackie Schenk is director of the pro- gram .which has "been very successful." Westside Catholic Con- solidated Primary School, Evansville: After-school care is offered from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $3.50 per day. The staffing ratio is 20 students to one adult and the students range in age from kinder- . garten to eighth grade. Donna Brucken is in charge of the program. Holy Redeemer School, Evansville: Before-school care is offered from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and after school is available until 5:30 p.m. The weekly rate is $7 for morning care and $18 for after-school care. The students use the cafeteria, library, gym and playground. The staffing ratio is one adult for every 15 stu- dents and the students range in age from kindergarten through grade six. Ann Williamson is in charge of the program. Sixty-two children are enrolled. 1993 di Matthew Oak and Todd Smith will be sharing saluta- torian honors. Bishop Get- telfinger will hand out diplo- mas. One-hundred-twenty-one seniors at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, will re- ceive their diplomas June 6. Graduation is set for 4 p.m. in Vanderburgh Auditorium; Steve Niemeier will be the guest speaker. Bishop Get- telfinger will be handing out the diplomas. Matt Weber is Mater Dei's valedictorian and A.J. Kuhlman is salutatorian. JILL ZIGLER JULIA ANN rITTGEN _z ray for th JOHN ! SHIRLEY RAY: ii   00Dubois County YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE HIGHLAND C S30O FIRST A JAMES A, later 0 i' Four Convenient Locations SENIOR CITIZENS SAVE ON AUTO INSURANCE Call us today for discounts New Low Rates! Special Discountsl Call us today for a quote. IN'SURANCE AGENCY 464-5993