Alumni in the News

Jose Garcia '03

 

Glenn Woroch '70

 

 


 

Prayers and best wishes Sr. Maria Virgen Oyente (Laura Johnson '06) 🙏

Laura is the daughter of Dr. Dan Johnson '78

 

 


Sarah Walker Pederson '73 survived a harrowing experience in Lake Michigan

Click on the link to read her story  7.28.20

 



Congratulations to Arianna Bosco '20



Congratulations to John Michael McTernan '18, a sophomore at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA for being honored as a member of the Patriot League’s Academic Honor Roll. John is a member of the Holy Cross tennis team and an Academic All American.

John is the son of Mike '84 & Jane Missurelli McTernan '83 and grandson of Pauline Capelli McTernan '57.

Click to read the full Patriot's League Full Honor Roll     6.25.2020

 



Congratulations to Kyle Matrise '20 on receiving the Mahone Fund scholarship. Kyle is the son of the late Frank Matrise, Jr '84, and grandson of Frank Matrise, Sr. '55.

Parents: Frank Matrise Jr. and Wendy Matrise

Most memorable high school moment: Going to WIAA State Championship in baseball as well as participating in the school musicals

Most influential teacher: Mr. Jon Furreness in Current World Issues/World History; He teaches my favorite classes, and he helps me become more knowledgeable and accountable in everything I do, in the classroom and off. He also helps me with the skills that I need in the future to become a successful man in the real world.

School activities/clubs: Leadership team, Ministry Club, newspaper, performing arts/theater, student government, yearbook, School Spirit Club and Retreat Team

School athletics: Baseball, football

School offices held: School Spirit Club-President 2 Years

Honors, letters or awards: Honor Roll all 4 Years of High School; 1st Team All Metro Classic Conference In Football and Baseball; All Region in Football; WFCA All Star Football

Out-of-school activities/hobbies: Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary Catholic Church;WIAA Official Licensed Referee;Baseball Basketball and Football;Volunteer at Little League of Kenosha

College choice: Carthage College in Kenosha

Intended major/field of study: Political science and marketing

Role model: Walt Disney

Three words that best describe my role model: Creative, brilliant, dreamer

What I hope to accomplish in my lifetime: I hope to graduate college and use my degree to help others in a great way, while making a difference for all for the betterment of the world.

What does receiving the Mahone Fund scholarship mean to you? Receiving this scholarship means everything. This scholarship is giving me the chance to receive a great education and also many opportunities that I will be able to experience. It also means that I can follow in my father’s footsteps in attending Carthage and make him proud as he watches from above.  6.24.2020

 



Kenosha News: This is the second of a three-part conversation between Kenosha News sports editor Mike Johnson and St. Joseph boys basketball coach Brandon Morris '01, who’s the Manager of Community Engagement/College and Career Readiness at Building Our Future in Kenosha.

Click here to read the full article 



Kenosha News “Positively Kenosha” section is

Michele (Marion ‘80) Linders.

 

Age: 57

Occupation: Project Liaison/Administrative Assistant-Jockey Being Family Foundation

Hometown: Kenosha

Current Residence: Kenosha

Tell us what you do to make a positive impact on the community: I try to attend local events in the area to support the community. I have recently joined the Jockey Being Family Foundation and am looking forward to having more involvement in the local community thru the foundation.

What do you appreciate the most about Kenosha County? Kenosha has a great park system and I try to enjoy it as much as possible. I love going for walks along the lake, it is very calming to me. Away from the lake I enjoy the Biergarten at Pets, that is always a great time.

Who inspires you, and why? My parents have been my inspiration. They have both been gone for quite a while but I always think about how hard they both worked to give my sisters (I have three) and I a good education and work ethic. I have been involved in my son’s school when he was school age and now with the Jockey Foundation, I get to be involved with families and really make a difference. I find this very personally rewarding.

Tell us about the greatest life lesson you have learned so far: You get what you give. I think we all need to

What is the last good book you read or movie you’ve seen, and what did you appreciate about it? My book club read “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn. I liked this book because it reminded me of the Hitchcock movie “Rear Window”- one of my favorites.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully in 10 years I will be retired and enjoying a slower-paced life. Maybe volunteer somewhere. I can’t envision living anywhere else.

What would others be surprised to learn about you? I try my hand at painting with acrylics. It’s a lot of fun to hang some of my paintings around my house and at the office.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve done? I’m not very adventurous normally but went on a helicopter ride in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., a couple of years ago on a family vacation. I’m not a fan of heights but it was very fun and scenic.

If you could have dinner with any four other people (living or dead), whom would you invite and why? Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt — I recently watched the PBS documentary on them and they accomplished so much for this country, I would like to know some strategies we could use today. Alfred Hitchcock and Omar Shariff — I love old movies and would love to hear stories about their experiences.

Tell us about your favorite teacher: Mrs. Safransky, third grade at St Peter’s- I have very fond memories of her. She was very soft-spoken, always caring and a great teacher.

What is the best gift you’ve ever received, and what made it so special? I’m going to say my husband and son are my best gift. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without either of them.

What would you do if you won $1 million? I would just live a comfortable life with my family and friends.



Congratulations to Dick Ginkowski ‘70 on being elected President of the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association! 6.17.2020

Longtime Pleasant Prairie Municipal Court Judge Richard Ginkowski has a new title to add to his name.

Ginkowski, who has been the village’s municipal court judge since 2013, recently was elected president of the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association, according to a press release.

He replaces Somers Municipal Court Judge Robert Kupfer.

“I am honored to serve the 240 hard-working women and men who provide a community-based alternative to the criminal and juvenile justice system across Wisconsin,” Ginkowski said. “Expanding public understanding of municipal courts, advocating for judicial independence, and providing member services are my immediate priorities.”

The state’s municipal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over ordinance violations that range from retail theft to zoning, building and health code enforcement, truancy, speeding tickets, and first offense operating under the influence.

Ginkowski said the municipal court serves as a positive diversion from cases that are heard in both the criminal and juvenile courts.

“(These cases are) heard in hometown courts, where ordinance violations are not crimes and defendants avoid the stigma and disabilities associated with a criminal record,” he said.

Municipal courts also hear juvenile cases that involve offenses such as truancy, curfew, retail theft and underage alcohol violations.

“Our focus is to keep kids from getting into more serious trouble and conserve juvenile court resources for those cases that need them,” Ginkowski said.

Ginkowski cited Lake Geneva Municipal Judge Henry Sibbing’s partnership with the Walworth County Health and Human Services Department as one example of a program that provides brief intervention assessments for juvenile violators and their families.

In addition to his role with Pleasant Prairie, Ginkowski also chairs the education committee of the National Conference of Specialized Court Judges, is a member of the education committee of the American Bar Association Judicial Division and vice-chair of the editorial board of “Criminal Justice,” the magazine of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.

Ginkowski also has presented ethics, judicial, and attorney education programs for the American Bar Association, Wisconsin Office of Judicial Education, Wisconsin Statewide Prosecution Education and is a host/producer of “Gavel Talks,” a podcast for judges.

Shorewood Municipal Judge Felice Borisy Rudin will succeed Ginkowski as vice president of the association, while West Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge Jodi Sanfelippo was re-elected as secretary-treasurer.



“A Life Remembered” in Kenosha News 

Sr Monica (Judy)Fumo from the class of ‘60.

Click here to read the full article on Sr. Monica



Featured in a special section of today’s Kenosha News for National Nurses week is Anne (Rauen ‘85) Nudi. Also mentioned in this article is Tom Perozzo’84 who was her fiancé and who died as a result of a tragic car accident and who was part of her inspiration to become a nurse. Anne is the daughter of Sylvia Grasser Nudi '64.  5.11.2020