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  Issue #317
 May 20, 2016 
Mission Statement
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin is a Catholic,
co-educational, college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Like Mary, who gave Christ to the world, NDCL educates leaders who transform the world, as Jesus did, by living the truth in love.
Core Values
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: These students received the Living the Truth in Love Award following Thursday's Baccalaureate Mass: Sophomores Bayley Stefanek (left), Jenna Vanek, Hailey Oppenlander, and Matt Tuohey; juniors Leah Walsh, Matthew Fazio, and Billy Martin; freshmen Julia Baitt, Kristijana Sesar, Brendan Welsh, and Andrew Kresic. Not pictured: Junior Morgan Uveges.
Living the Truth in Love Award honors 16
for exemplifying NDCL’s mission in action

President Sister Jacquelyn Gusdane and Principal Mr. Joseph A. Waler recently presented the Living the Truth in Love Award to 16 students who exemplify the mission of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School.
We honored seniors Alexis Bruno, David Kozan, Tommy Laffey, and Sarah Zakrajsek during the Senior Honors Ceremony on May 9. Following the Baccalaureate Mass on May 19, these students received their awards:
Class of 2017:
Matthew Fazio, Billy Martin, Morgan Uveges,
Leah Walsh
Class of 2018:
Hailey Oppenlander, Bayley Stefanek, Matt Tuohey, Jenna Vanek
Class of 2019:
Julia Baitt, Andrew Kresic, Kristijana Sesar,
Brendan Welsh
Each year faculty members nominate students for the Living the Truth in Love Award, which is the highest honor NDCL presents to any student. A selection committee chooses four students of each grade from nominations submitted by teachers, counselors, and administrators. Award recipients' photos hang in the school's main corridor for a year.

LATIN CONNECTION: Deacon Dennis Bryant gives communion to senior Lindsay Buckman during Thursday's Baccalaureate Mass. Deacon Bryant, who ministers in the Diocese of Dallas, Texas, is a 1955 Cathedral Latin graduate. He is also the great-uncle of senior Nathan Bryant.
IN MARY'S SHADOW: NDCL's beloved statue of Mary and Jesus appears to lead the graduates forward during the Baccalaureate Mass. Each senior received a replica of the original statue that once stood  in front of the brothers' house at Cathedral Latin School and now graces the Mary Garden at NDCL. 

Semester exams begin at 7:55 AM on Monday
for all freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Semester examinations for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will begin at 7:55 AM on Monday, May 23, according to a schedule available online.
Final exams account for 20% of each semester grade. Because of the importance of these assessments, students should plan study schedules that devote adequate time to studying.
Students report to school for all exam days. Vacations, college visits, and doctor appointments may not be scheduled during exam times.
All questions regarding the exam schedule should be directed to Assistant Principal Mrs. Denice Teeples.        

Don’t be late for your exams!
  Mayfield Road
  closure begins
  Monday, May 23
Construction work will close Mayfield Road from County Line Road to Caves Road for more than a month, beginning Monday, May 23—the first day of semester examinations.
The Ohio Department of Transportation recommends Wilson Mills Road as a detour during the construction project. 

Dan Bosworth
Greg Owendoff
Sophomores take 4th place
in national math video contest
Congratulations to sophomores Dan Bosworth and Greg Owendoff for winning fourth place and $300 in a national video contest sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta, the mathematics honor society.
Their video, entitled "Down with Pi," challenges the commonly accepted mathematical use of the number pi (3.14159265 . . .) to relate the circumference of a circle to its linear dimension. Instead, they advocate the use of tau, which is two times pi. 
If all of this has your head spinning in circles, Dan and Greg's video will clearly and cleverly set you straight. You can watch it here.

Mark Beebe
Charles Forbes
Beebe, Forbes advance
to state tennis tournament

Junior Mark Beebe and sophomore Charles Forbes have become the first boys tennis players in school history to qualify for the Ohio High School Athletic Association's state tennis tournament.
The boys earned their trip to the state tournament by winning the district championship this weekend at Akron's Springside Racquet and Fitness Club.
Mark and Charles will compete Friday and Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. Social studies teacher Mr. Alex Dowger coaches the NDCL tennis team.
Congratulations, Mark and Charles! Go, Lions!

Register now ‘fore’ Golf Classic on August 5
We invite all parents, alumni, and friends to join us for the Lions Golf Classic on Friday, August 5, at Fowler’s Mill Golf Course. The scramble-format outing begins at 9:00 AM. Winking Lizard will cater a delicious barbecue lunch. All proceeds benefit Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin and Notre Dame Elementary Schools.
Register online now. For sponsorship opportunities, email Wendy and Lou Trivisonno at  or call them at 440.785.6778.
Special thanks to Earn It! Athletic Academy, our title sponsor for this year's Golf Classic.

Building blessings
Juniors Lauren Eusanio and Ryan LaBanc and senior Colin Chambers have a little fun after they constructed the playground equipment in the backyard of Blessing House in Lorain last weekend. Blessing House serves as a safety net for children of families in crisis by providing a temporary safe home for children and support for their families. NDCL raised funds for the equipment during Lent.

Help bring hope to Uganda’s Bethany Miracle Village by donating tennis shoes, sandals
This summer Theology teacher Miss Stacey Brandt and a group of her friends will travel to Bethany Miracle Village in Uganda. Located in a rural and very impoverished area of the Kasana Luweero Diocese, the village is still in its initial stages of development under the leadership of Fr. Joseph Kakooza Nnyanzi, whom Miss Brandt met while she was a high school student in South Bend, Indiana.
The area's struggles include lack of access to clean water, sanitation, health care, and educational opportunities. Failing crops due to soil depletion make the situation even more difficult, especially for the many orphaned children of the diocese.
"But there is hope," Miss Brandt stresses. She and her group plan to bring donated school supplies, sports equipment, and medical items. They are also hoping to raise enough money to provide 100 mosquito nets and 200 malaria treatments.
NDCL students and families can help by donating gently used tennis shoes or sandals this week. Just place your donations in the collection boxes outside the chapel.
You can read more about the Bethany Miracle Village here.