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November 11, 1988 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana roll Around the Diocese III 7 National Geography Bee Students at Christ the King School, Evansville, will be par- ticipating in a National Geography Bee, according to Helene Hunter, principal. Students in grades four through eight will be taking part in the bee, Which is sponsored by National Geographic, as a "rewarding way to help improve the geographic knowledge of students." Local school bees will be held the second week in January, 1989; school winners will then take written examinations to determine the 100 finalists in each state. In April, there will be state and territorial bees and the national championships will be held May 18 and 19 in Washington, D.C. Sample questions for the bees include: -- Name two states with names beginning with the letter 'M' that do not share a border with Canada. -- Which European country has farmland below sea level? The country of Guyana is located on which continent? Happy Birthday Nancy Schum, principal at Ho- ly Rosary School, Evansville, celebrates her birthday Nov. 13. WCHS class officers Class officers at Washington Catholic High School, Washington, are: Seniors: Kim Wilson, presi- dent; Adam Kluemper, vice- president; Jennifer DelVechio, secretary, and Lori Kenworthy, treasurer. d Juniors: Mike O'Bryan, presi- ent; Tim Klingle, vice- President; Kris Wichman, secretary, and Angie Seidel, treasurer. Sophomores: Chad Ballengee, president; Shane'gteimel, vice- president; Laurie McLin, secretary, and Travis Madison, treasurer. Freshmen: Chad Overton, president; Brell Palmer, vice- president; Matt Dayton, secretary, and Matt Mischler, treasurer. Voting machine Students at Christ the King School, Evansville, had the op- portunity to vote last week -- on a real voting machine. They were given sample ballot and used the voting machine to cast their votes for presidential candidates. The "hands-on" ex- .perience allowed them to "know what mother and dad will be do- ing when they go to the polls," according to Helene Hunter, principal. Speech team First place winners in the speech meet from Holy Redeemer School, Evansville, were Leah McCombs, dramatic; Jared Hobgood, humorous; Juli Wit- tgen, prose, impromptu, and Quinn Bayola, poetry. Contest winners Students at St. Benedict School, Evansville, recently par- ticipated in the National School Lunch Week activities. Jason Adams, first grade, won the poster contest and recipe contest winners were Kelly Tolliver, sixth grade, and Angie Evans, third grade. Student newspaper Larry Fenol is the editor of "The Caper Paper," the student newspaper at Precious Blood Teddy Bear picnic Kindergarten students at Christ the King School, Evansville, had a "Teddy Bear Picnic" this fall, with every student bringing a special bear. Above, Lenten Mortensen, Tara Coates and Sarah Wezet enjoy the picnic. School, Jasper. Aaron Seng is feature editor; Andy Linelle is sports editor. Advisors are Linda Bottorff and Doris Seng. SIAC Students at Memorial High School, Evansville, who have been named to the SIAC All- Conference Teams for the 1988 fall season include Skip Trapp and John Kent, tennis, and Conor O'Daniel, Roxana Crowe and Kristi Campbell, cross country. Student representatives Teams of students from Memorial High School will be talking to seventh and eighth grade students about life at Memorial and Catholic education. Senior student representatives include Dina Ehrhardt, Jane Meritt, Ben Blankenship and Fred Rusche. Freshmen representatives are Jackie Steckier, Jennifer Dean, Steve Tweddell and P.J. Halter. Teachers Sandy Lasher and Becky Nimnicht will be working with the student teams. National Honor Society Officers of the National Honor Society at Memorial High School, Evansville, are Eric Yeiser, president; Fred Rusche, vice-president, and Will Blaker, secretary-treasurer. Qualif00ng Ryan Specht, a student at Cor- pus Christi School, Evansville, has qualified for the Indiana Junior Olympics in the 50-yard backstroke division. Mayorls Youth Council Kim Schaefer and Rachael Mayer are representing Mater Dei High School, Evansville, on the Mayor's Youth Council. The council is responsible for organizing Evansville's SADD association. Honor roll Students on the high honor roll at Marian Heights Academy, Fer- dinand, include: Seniors: Nora Adame, Rachelle Dulle, Alice Homolka, Alesia Hsiao, Arlene Lau, Blanca Ponce de Leon and Allison Render. Juniors: Katrina Acosta, Clare Cooke, Sylvia Elizondo, Bridget Graham, Kim Hewitt, Beatriz Jesse and Karen Kieffer. Sophomore: Zuleika Aiz- purua, Lucia Apodoca, Pilar Madaria and Rosemary Walker, Freshmen: Jennifer Godsey, Deborah Heymann, Felicity Leo and Gina Stramaglio. WCHS volleyball Shelly Sowder and Jodi Baker have been given All-Conference Awards. Both are members of the varsity volleyball team at Washington Catholic High School, Washington. The varsity team finished its season with a 16-8 record. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date. Parishioner of the Year Award An "outstanding parishioner" at St. Clement Church, Boon- ville, will be honored this month during an Appreciation Banquet, according to Father David Mar- tin, pastor. St. Clement parishioners are now in the process of nominating fellow parishioners for this first- time award. A committee, com- posed of parish council members, will then select the winner from the nominations. Father Martin said the "Outstanding Parishioner Award" will be given based "on what they have done for the parish over the years." The Appreciation Banquet will be held Nov. 21. Anniversary Gilbert Fehrenbacher, a deacon at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County, celebrates the anniversary of his ordination Nov. 16. Happy Birthday Msgr. Leo Coati, director of the Office of Evangelization for the Diocese of Evansville celebrates his birthday Nov. 13. Father William Wargel of Holy Redeemer Church, Evansville, celebrates his birthday Nov. 14. New deacon David Talley, a seminarian from St. Meinrad School of Theology, will be serving as a deacon on the weekends at St. Clement Church, Boonville. Auxiliary officers New officers of St. Rite Aux- iliary 228 are Marie Coopersmith, president; Clotilda Kozlowski, first vice-president; Myrtle Mattingly, second vice- president; Anna Lee Mallingly, recording secretary; Edna Reis- inger, financial secretary, and Harriet Rheinlander, treasurer. Other officers include Dorothy Fischer, messenger; Giovanni St. John Sixth District are Ed Eft- inger, president; Chet Karges, first vice-president; Paul Keil, treasurer; Kenneth Luecke, secretary, and Earl Kissel, sergeant-at-arms. Trustees are Charles Woerz, Bill TenBarge and Henry Stephan. Msgr. Thomas Clarke is spiritual advisor. Anniversary Congratulations to Audry and Mary Lou Titzer of St. Theresa Church, Evansville, as they celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. General chairman ,Father Joseph Ziliak, associate publisher of the Message and pastor of St. John the Baptist Church, Newburgh, has been named the general chairman of the upcoming National Catholic Press Association's annual con- vention in Baltimore, Maryland. Singer, sentinel; Betty Schneider, guard, and Julia & Stratman, Frances Craig and 00nnlversalT Marirose Pierre, trustees. Congratulations to Ray and IMlilitll"%'k'S of Goldie Wilm of St. Joseph Church, Evansville, as they St. John celebrate their 52nd wedding an- niversary. John and Mfllie Frank New officers of th6 Knights of are celebrating their 46th wed- ding anniversary. Parish council Roger Smith is chairperson of the parish council at Sacred Heart Church, Vincennes. Mariam Boyd is vice-chairperson and Brenda Nowaskie is secretary. Choir members Members of the choir at Sacred Heart Church, Vincennes are Jim Campbell, Ron Campbell, John Coulup, Clarence Dean, Robert Grumieaux, John Mince, Penny Almy, Betsy Brand, Leona Conn, Mary Lou Joy, Becky Kitchell, Julie Kitchell, Mary Laue, Peggy Laue, Diane Smith, Diana Steckler, Judy Steckler, Bronie Stiles, Laura Vonderwell and Marie Worstell. Brenda Quarterman is the church organist and Bob Grumieaux is the director of the choir. Maintenance committee John Adams, lnny Parish, Harold Morgan and Frank White have been recommended as members of the maintenance committee at St. Mary Church, Sullivan. Anniversaries Congratulations to couples at St. Mary Church, Sullivan, celebrating wedding anniver- saries: Alfred and Margaret Pills, 43 years, and Ned and Ruth Woodward, 52 years. IRHA election Sister Angela Sasse, O.S.B., has been re-elected vice- president of the Indiana Religious History Association. She is the librarian at the Benedictine motherhouse in Ferdinand. Youth officers The newly elected youth of- ricers at Holy Angels Church, New Harmony, are Charlene Hoehn, president; Robin Tepool, vice-president; Chris Brown, secretary, and Brandi Schaeffor, treasurer. RCIA Jill Nicholson, Deanna Sher- retz and James Gray were receiv- ed into the Order of Catechumens during the Nov. 6 liturgy at Holy Angels Church, New Harmony.