News & Events

Entries for February 2015


On March 9th as Elder's Principal, Tom Otten faced Seton Principal, Donna Brigger as dueling bartenders to raise money for Price Hill charities at Price Hill Chili.  The proceeds from Mr. Otten's tips benefit the Price Hill Youth Photography Camp and Mrs. Brigger's funds benefit Price Hill Youth Media.  


On Wednesday, February 25th, three 3 Elder grads met with the Art Club to share their experience of working at Possible, a worldwide creative agency.  They described the role of an agency and how one gets a job in the industry.   The alumni were Nick Schulz, Rob Seitz and John Rizzo; they are all members of the Class of ’99.  
Maxwell L. Hammersmith, Benjamin J. Merk, Noah A. Peterson and Thomas “Zach” Sullivan have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.  They will continue to compete for some 8,000 scholarships worth more than $32-million that will be offered this spring by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Representing less than one percent of the nation's high school seniors, all four were named National Merit Semifinalists this past fall for their outstanding score on the PSAT.  Click heading above for more details.

On Friday, February 20th, Tom Gyarmati became the 100th recipient of an Elder High School U.S. Veteran's Diploma.  In 2002, the Ohio legislature passed a law allowing those who left high school early to serve in World War II to receive a high school diplomas.  This was later expanded to those who served in other wars.  Elder High School began distributing honorary diplomas in 2002.  Click heading above for full story.


Join the Elder Glee Club, Seton Concert Choir, and the Vocal Ensembles and Show Choirs from both schools on Thursday, Feb. 19 for a special concert where world-renowned composer and arranger Greg Gilpin will be the guest director.  The concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Seton’s Performance Hall.

Greg is a well-known, ASCAP award-winning choral composer and arranger with hundreds of publications to his credit. He is also a conductor for choral festivals, all-district and all-state choirs and is a member of MENC and ACDA.  As Director of Educational Choral Publications for Shawnee Press, Inc., Greg oversees creation of the educational music products for this distinguished publisher.  Additionally, Greg is a musician and producer in the recording industry whose projects include commercial jingles, CD projects, Broadway and Disney.

Tickets for the performance are $5 at the door.  Hope to see you there!

The Flats Gallery: a Mount St. Joseph University Urban Arts Partnership, at 3028 Price Avenue in Price Hill, is pleased to announce the opening of We Were All Chiefs: Current Work from Elder High School Alumni.  The exhibition runs March 17 – May 2, 2015.  The gallery reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  The public is welcome to attend.  Click heading above for more details.

Each month Elder’s Principal, Tom Otten, hosts a Pancake Breakfast for his students.  Various groups are invited to serve as members of the Pancake Posse each month.  These volunteers range from teachers, to members of the Elder Moms and Dads Clubs.  For the first time ever (since 1997, when the breakfasts began) an outside group did the honors.  Click heading above for more details.

Support the Elder Band by dining at Empress Chili on Tuesday, February 10th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Twenty percent of all dine-in and carry-out orders with the attached flyer will be donated to Elder’s Band.  Click here to download the flyer.
Due to the inclement weather, Elder will be on a 2-hour delay today, Thursday, February 5th.
If you are currently an Elder freshman, sophomore or junior, and have a cumulative GPA of 85 or greater at the end of the first semester 2014-2015 school year, you are eligible to apply for an Altiora Scholarship. These scholarships recognize students who are involved in activities whether at Elder, in the parishes, or the greater Cincinnati community.  Applications are available from Mr. Owens in the Development Office or by clicking here.  Completed applications are due on Monday, February 23 by 8:00 a.m.  No late applications will be accepted.

ongratulations to the Academic Team for winning both of their final league matches on Tuesday, February 24th. They defeated McNicholas by a score of 56-45 in their first match, followed by a closely contested 50-47 victory over Moeller. The team finished the season with an 11-1 regular season record and is now qualified to compete in the state tournament next month.  Congratulations, gentlemen!   

On Saturday, March 7, the Elder Band will host its fourth annual Cake Walk from 7-10 pm in the Elder High School Wrestling Gym.  A “Cake Walk” is musical chairs, with a twist! This is a fun event for the entire family.  In addition to music by various student groups, as well as the cake walk, there will also be split-the-pot, basket raffles, and food.  Jon Jon from Q102 will be the MC for the evening!  Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for high school students, and $1 for grade school students.  Come on out for a great night of music and family fun!  Click here for more details.

Elder Art Alums Anthony Moorman '97 and Woodrow Hinton '94 have recently released the documentary "Making It."  On Friday, February 27th, from 5-8 p.m, there will be a screening of "Making It" followed by a Q&A with the director, Anthony Moorman '97 and creator, Woodrow Hinton '94 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  "Making It" is a documentary about the daily struggles of making a living, staying creative, and making it all up as we go along.  The documentary follows three illustrators, Andrew Bawidamann, Eric Fortune, and Brian Ewing. 

The free screening event is from 5-8 p.m. at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and is open to the public! 

The William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, UC's highest alumni honor, will be presented to John Berding '85, at the University of Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni Celebration.  

The UC Alumni Association will host this annual celebration on April 9, 2015.  The event recognizes and celebrates the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in countless fields of endeavor, throughout the world.  Berding joins Akila "Ike" Misali '55, '63; Dr. Stacy Downing '96, '05; and Jennifer Schuster '08, '09 as this year's award recipients.

Congratulations, John on this well-deserved honor!