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Entries for October 2014

Join us Sunday, November 2nd from 4 - 7 PM in Elder's cafeteria for the Elder Band Italian Dinner.  The cost is just $7 per person.  In addition to dinner, there will be Split-the-Pot, a Gift Card Tree Raffle and more!!!!  For Advanced Tickets, contact Tracy Rottenberger at (513) 328-0043 or Sue Armstrong at (513) 910-5532.
Grade school students are invited to "Trunk-or-Treat" before the Elder vs. LaSalle football game on Halloween night.  

The PANTHER BAR will be given to the first 500 grade school students who enter through the Main Gate or the Panther Court gate.  The PANTHER BAR was specially made for this event by the Esther Price Candy Company.  Thank you to Jim Day '47, president and owner of Esther Price.  Trunk-or-Treat begins at 6:00 PM in the parking lot adjacent to Elder’s Schaeper Center.



Join Elder Glee Club alumni, parents and friends for a Haunted Happy Hour on Thursday, October 30th at the Holy Grail - Banks from 5:00 to 8:30 PM.  Take a chance on basket raffles and enjoy entertainment by the Elder Glee Club.  

For just $20 you will receive 2 drink tickets and have a SPOOK-tacular time!  10% of all food sales benefit the Glee Club.  Join us if you DARE!

The Elder Panthers have been nominated for’s Team of the Week for their 49-35 win over Highlands on Friday.  Vote here.

QB Peyton Ramsey was also nominated for’s Player of the Week for his performance against Highlands.  Vote here.

The Panthers take on the LaSalle Lancers this Friday night at 7:30 PM in The Pit.

Ohio Dominican senior QB Mark Miller '11 has been selected as one of nine finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy which is presented annually to the top football player in NCAA Division II.
The finalists were selected by the NCAA Division II sports information directors in regional voting and will now be placed on the national ballot where all 168 of the division's SIDs will select the award's 29th winner.  National voting will conclude on December 13.  The winner of the 2014 award, which is presented by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee, will be announced via webcast on Friday, December 19.  Click here to read more about Mark.

Back in October, Miller was named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, which is presented annually to a senior football player who displays an outstanding combination of accomplishments on and off the field, according to a news release from the college program.

Miller maintains a 3.76 GPA in Middle Childhood Education and has been a member of the Dean's List every semester at Ohio Dominican. He has earned three GLIAC Academic Excellence awards during his time at ODU and earned the GLIAC Commissioner's Award for his excellence in the classroom and on the playing field.  Click here to read more.

Dine at Empress Chili on Tuesday, November 11th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and 20% of any purchase made will be donated to Elder’s Band.  Bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting Elder’s Band.  Empress Chili is located at 3670 Werk Rd, behind Toys R’ Us, next to Champion’s.  Click here to download the flyer.
Thanks to all of our volunteers and those who donated blood during the Elder High School Hoxworth Fall Blood Drive held on Wednesday,October 29, 2014. There were 44 students, staff and faculty members who registered to donate blood. 39 lifesaving units of blood were collected. 

Our thanks to the volunteers who did a fantastic job: Seniors Mitch Moorhead, Andrew Finn, Luke Jett, Evan Kandra; Junior Spencer Kandra;  parent volunteers, Mrs. Krista Moore and Mrs. Kelly Tiernan.
The next Hoxworth Blood Drive, scheduled for the 2014 - 2015 school year is the Spring Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Please consider being a blood donor in the future. For every one unit of blood, up to three lives can be saved. You never know, you may someday be the recipient of the generosity of a blood donor.  For more information about the blood drives, please contact Mr.Kurt  Ruffing, Dean of Discipline or Mrs. Linda Giessler RN, school nurse.  For more information and interesting facts about blood donation, click here to visit the Hoxworth website.
One of the most controversial topics in the United States is abortion. As His Holiness Pope Francis once said, “The right to life is the first among human rights.” This year, the Elder High School Pro-Life Club launched their first ever campaign: the Baby Bottle Campaign. By simply donating and putting their spare change in a baby bottle every morning in homeroom, the faculty, staff, and students of Elder High School raised over $1,000 to help benefit Pregnancy Center West. 

This organization aids women who find themselves dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.  Their services include prenatal healthcare through Healthy Beginnings, material assistance, parenting classes, post-abortion grief recovery, and peer support through the Eve Center.  Pregnancy Center West is located in the Elder High School/Price Hill area, which is why the clinic was chosen to benefit from this campaign.  At Elder High School, we have a motto: Altiora, strive for the higher things. Through the Baby Bottle Campaign and the generous donations from the Elder High School faculty, staff, and students, we continue to strive to make a change in our community.  We made a real change by donating our change.

Pictured - First row (left to right): Collier Smith, Jared Malott, Matt Carroll, Jake Wells, Nick Wells.  Second row: Roman Lee, Paxton Kelley, Mitchell Mohan, Avery Madden, Duncan Kelley.  Third row: Ryan Jennings, Ms. Julie Kurzhals, Ms. Lori Coffaro, Devlin Smith. 

Five Elder Art students were recognized in this year's Juried High School Exhibition at Xavier University.  The opening for the exhibition is Friday November 7th from 5:30-7:30 and awards will be given for first, second, and honorable mention starting at 7 pm.  Click heading above for more details.

In October, Joseph Eugene Bayer became the most recent, and oldest member of the Class of 2014.  Joseph was born September 29, 1929 - just a month before Black Monday and the Great Depression.  After being orphaned at a young age, Joseph was effectively raised by his older sisters.  He enrolled briefly at Elder, but had to drop out to support his sisters and himself.  He was not able to return to Elder, but his brief time at Elder left a mark on him.  
Joseph received his GED at 20 and with his wife Ruth raised 4 children - 3 sons and a daughter.   He spent 40+ years working 5 and a half days a week at GE and pinched pennies along the way to put all three boys through Elder (Jerry '70, Larry '72 and Tom '77)  and his daughter (JoAnn) through Seton.  
His grandson, A,.J. Arand nominated his grandfather for an Elder honorary diploma because he is “utterly selfless and has incredible patience and love.”  A.J. eloquently states “I can't help but feel like my grandpa's selfless dedication to his family is exactly what Elder means when they talk about "Altiora."  He may have never had the chance to officially become a member of Panther Nation, but he has lived his life to make him a model alumnus in deed if not in writing.”
Congratulations, Joseph on this well-deserved honor and welcome to the Elder High School Class of 2014.  Altiora!
Congratulations to Elder forward Joey Sabato '16 who was named GCL-South Player of the Year!  This season, Sabato led the league with 16 goals and set a new school record for most goals scored in a game (5) against McNicholas on September 18.  Sabato was also named to the GCL-South first team for the second consecutive season.  Click here to read more.
Tuesday, October 14th is "Elder Day" at the Bridgetown Chipotle.  Join us from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Elder Band.  Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the Elder Band and 50% of the
proceeds will be donated to the band.  Click here to download the flyer.
When Michael Farrell Jr. was teaching students at-risk, Cleophis Carson ‘17 inspired him to create Against the Grain Scholars.  Farrell founded ATG Scholars to honor those students’ who were excelling in the classroom, were respectful and essentially doing “everything they were supposed to be doing, despite the odds.

After graduating eighth grade at Over-the-Rhine’s St. Francis Seraph, Carson became a Zeiser Scholarship recipient at Elder.  Carson goes to most every ATG Scholars’ outing, maintains his GPA, is expected to log more than 150 volunteer hours by the time he graduates high school, and also holds down a job at Kroger.  

Click here to read more about Cleophis and ATG Scholars.

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Foundation will bestow the Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award on Elder grad, Dr. Marc Alexander '73 at this year's annual meeting.  This award recognizes living physicians who have generously given of themselves to their patients and/or the community in which they live while demonstrating a keen awareness and selfless dedication to the needs of others.  Dr. Alexander has been very active in providing care at the Good Samaritan Free Clinic.  Congratulations, Dr. Alexander on this well deserved honor.

Congratulations to Elder junior Tommy Kraemer!  On Saturday, October 4th, Tommy verbally committed to play for Notre Dame.  He is rated the nation's No. 8 offensive tackle in the 2016 class by 247Sports and is the No. 3 overall player in 2016 in Ohio by the website.

Kraemer is also the first Ohio player to commit to the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio.  Congratulations, Tommy!  Click here to read more.