Current Issue:  Summer 2008


The Bishop Carroll and Madonna All-Publics Newsletter               

Summer 2008, Vol. XVIII, No. 2                                                          


Mission Statement: 

The mission of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School is to assist parents in forming Disciples of Christ who enrich the culture as stewards of God’s gifts.



President Leticia Palacioz Nielsen

Chaplain Rev. C. Jarrod Lies 92

Principal Vanessa Wiseman Harshberger 79

Assistant Principals Slade LaMunyon, Alan Schuckman 83

Athletic Director Larry Dostert

Counselors Janet Neville, Lloyd Robinson, Joaquin Zapata

Development Director Karen Schmidt Gomez 67

Registrar Marsha Haag



Building The Tradition

Phase I of our Building The Tradition building project began last November, and construction is right on schedule.  The huge hole excavated is being filled with concrete walls, pillars, and concrete block separating the locker room, office, and shower spaces.  Backfilling proceeds as we go to press, moving some off the dirt pile on the front lawn!  Chris Baalmann 01, the project engineer for Simpson & Associates, projects that the activities center will be completed next spring, barring unforeseen bad weather.

The shell for 13 additional classrooms is visible atop the concrete floor which projects south from the existing academic halls.  Five science labs and 8 regular classrooms will be finished in Phase I. 

The entire project is funded by the Building The Tradition Capital Campaign which continues in its “silent phase” of donor cultivation.  The campaign has raised $10.3 million in pledges, with $17.5 million needed for the entire building and renovation project that includes expanded commons and new auditorium.  The development department continues to work towards that goal.

Many thanks to our 70 Advanced and Special Gift volunteers who contacted prospective donors in the past months since December.


BCCHS Graduates 233 Seniors

The Class of 2008 graduated on Sunday, May 18, in ceremonies at Century II Concert Hall.  Bishop Michael Jackels and President Leticia Nielsen conferred diplomas after a prayer service and homily.  Co-valedictorians were Drew Maly and Sarah Rajewski, and salutatorian was Scott Whittle.  The Bishop’s Crest Award went to Andy Johansen, and the Citizenship Awards to Claire Suellentrop and Logan Winter.  This year’s scholar athletes were Stephanie Harshberger, Drew Maly, and Brett Steven.


BCCHS Teacher Named State's Best in Journalism

A journalism teacher from the Wichita area has been named the best in Kansas.

Kollen Long, the journalism adviser for Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, has won the Jackie Engel Award for 2008.  In addition, last March he was named State Journalism Teacher of the Year.

The Engel Award, sponsored by the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press, is named in honor of Jackie Engel, a former journalism teacher at McPherson High School who devoted more than two decades to teaching journalism.  She and her students brought national recognition to Kansas high-school journalism.  Engel died Jan. 23, 2005.  Through this award, her memory lives on.

Long advises the student newspaper, The Flyer, and a community journalism project called The Talon.  He also helps students submit work to The Catholic Advance, the newspaper serving the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.

Long was chosen because of his commitment to teaching excellence and because he practices what he teaches.  In addition to teaching and advising, Long works as a sportswriter for The Wichita Eagle.

Long has advised The Flyer for 11 years, and in that time, the publication has won numerous awards and accolades.  In a nomination letter, former student Jennifer Torline wrote, "I am sure many journalism students would agree with me in saying that this success would not have been possible without Mr. Long's dedication and helpfulness."

Anne Christiansen-Bullers, adviser of the student newspaper at Johnson County Community College, honored Long at two ceremonies. The first was at the KACP spring conference April 7 in Wichita. The second was at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association's state conference May 3 in Lawrence.

Engel was the first recipient of the award in 1990. The complete list of winners includes:
1990 - Jackie Engel, McPherson High School
1991 - Shirley Gabrielson, Wichita South High School
1992 - Gaye Coburn, Wichita North High School
1993 - Mary Ann (Siefkes) McCloud, Newton High School
1994 - Carol Dreiling, McPherson High School
1995 - Celia McDuff, Wichita Northwest High School
1996 - Cindy Moore, Dodge City High School
1997 - Susan Massy, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
1998 - Phyllis Wipf, Maize High School
1999 - Linda Drake, Chase County
2000 - June DeWeese, Chapman
2001 - Becky Lucas, Shawnee Mission North High School
2002 - Debra Feil, Lucas Luray
2003 - Dot Stegman, Kapaun Mt. Carmel
2004 - Barbara Padget, Topeka High School
2005 - Allen Wilhite, Humboldt High School
2006 - Cheryl Nelsen, Lawrence Free State High School
2007 - C. Dow Tate, Shawnee Mission East High School
2008 - Kollen Long, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School


BC Musicians to State

The music department sent 91 students to the State Solo and Small Ensemble Music Festival in Newton on Saturday, April 26.  To participate at the state level each solo or ensemble must have received a "I" rating at the regional competition that was held on the 12th.  The groups participating were the Madrigals, Chanterelles, a brass ensemble, a clarinet quartet and two percussion ensembles.  Also, 19 BC students performed solos at the state event. 

Overall the Band received 19 Superior Ratings:  Chris Scherer received 3, Kelsey Nutter 2, and one each to Julie Supinie, Matt Cott, Noah Gear, Matt Samms, Corrie Cartwright, Zack Buckingham, Ryan Arnold, Luke Arnold, Jose Robledo, Mike Eastman, Ben Pierce, Michael Eller, Jake Suellentrop, and Trevor Steinbrock.  The results from State solo and ensemble include Meg Hanna, Alyssa Schmidt, Jackie Vonfeldt, and Caitlin Marrero who received a "I" or Superior Ratings.  The Madrigals, Chanterelles, Erin Reazin, Sarah Schwindt, and Laurie Stead received a "II" or Excellent Rating.  


BCCHS at National History Day

BCCHS students competed in the National History Day Regional at Wichita State.  In the category of Historical Papers, Drew Hoffman placed 3rd, Shauna O’Dell 2nd, and Rachel Stanley 1st.  In Group Exhibits, Patrick Berry and Lucas Schippers took 3rd, Trevor Steinbrock and Brian McMillan placed 2nd, and Sarah Scrafford and Anh N. Nguyen placed 1st.  In Individual Exhibits, Gretchen Strathe took 3rd, Anh H. Nguyen placed 2nd, and Shelby Brown 1st.  In Group Documentary, Rebecca Ast and Sam Lentz took 2nd, and in Individual Documentary, Nathan Fisher earned 1st.  In Website Design, Matt Voboril placed 2nd, and Christine Barragree and Kayla Clasen took 1st. 

Those finishing in the top two of each division qualified for the state competition in Topeka on April 26.  There Christine Barragree and Kayla Clasen finished 2nd in Website Design, qualifying to go to the national contest at College Park, MD, in June.


BCCHS Journalists Are State Champions Again!

Bishop Carroll Journalism, defending Class 5A state journalism champions, won their third consecutive state journalism championship at KU on May 3.

Individual championships went to Ben Pirotte in sports photography and Clay Kimbro in yearbook sports writing.  Other BC students submitting winning works were Sophie Mans, advertising; Clay Kimbro and Audrey Wise, cutlines; Sarah Rajewski, editing and newspaper design; Claire Suellentrop, feature writing; Audrey Garrett, headlines; Eric Grimm, news writing; Drew Hoffman, newspaper sports; Christian Beck, yearbook sports.

In addition, the Flyer was named one of the state’s best school papers, and received an All-Kansas rating, the highest rating possible, for the second straight year.  Instructor Kollen Long was named the State Journalism Teacher of the Year.


May They Rest in Peace

Remember in your prayers these members of our Bishop Carroll community who have died recently:  Mildred Ashford, Lester Beeson, Eleanor Beilman, Patricia Bujarski, Jack Burke, Mary Lou Crager, Wilbur Epke, Carlene Evans, Kathryn Gunzelman, Paul Harms, Evelyn Hauf, Genevieve Hein, Fr. Leo Kerschen, Pauline Kerschen, Isabella Kirkpatrick-Serratos, Edward & Elizabeth Ketter, Glenn Koci, Mary Jane Koranda, Margaret Northcutt, Joe Orth, James Savoy, Angie Schippers, Dylan Schuckman, Joseph Tiemeyer, Joseph Trimmell, Louise Vice, Msgr. Charles Walsh, Cliff Watkins, Carolyn Weber, John Wetta, and Earl Joseph Wolfe.

Memorial gifts were given to Bishop Carroll in the names of Pete Carney, Giang Do, Mary Theresa Kreidler Fleming 67, Jim Kelley 72, and John Ridder 83.

We pray, too for those who died one year ago:  Joseph Brady, Gertrude Bujarski, Loretta Blanchat-Benton, Sylvia Eckberg, Marce Goetz, Mary Hotze, Karen Javier, Paul Johnson, Kay Kampling, Lillian McCall, Ann McGinness, Roseann Kapaun 83, Ralph Mans, Della Niedens, Irene Ridder, Helene Saghbene, Angie Squires, Harold Strunk, Dorothy Ternes, Jim Wiggins, Elmer Wolke, and William Womack.


From the Director’s Chair

by Karen Schmidt Gomez 67, Development

The 2007-2008 Annual Fund Drive continues through June, and these are our numbers as we go to press:

The Students participated in their own division with 882 of our 1058 students pledging $4480 in gifts and copious prayers.  This is a marvelous 83% participation rate, and we continue to collect those pledges.  So far, more than 260 have fulfilled their pledges.

In our Parent Division, 479 of our 966 households have pledged at a 50% participation rate (down from last year’s 56%), and 382 have fulfilled those pledges.  Our goal is $350,000 again this year, but we have received $272,000 in pledges. 

I want to publicly thank our phonathon volunteers who worked evenings in March to raise $36,000 in pledges for BC:  Connie Arnold, Ann Bahr, Sherry Berger, Quentina Bevan, Sally Bouska, Anne Buckett, Jim Carney, Lisa Cox, Susan Crum, Ann Daigle, Kellie Dockers, Russ & Lori Doerneman, Margaret Dresher, Debbie Eller, Myron & Carolyn Ewy, Lisa Haffner, Karen Hanna, Anne Marie Hausfeld, Shanna Henry, Nancy Hoppis, Deb Marquez, Jo Ellen Martin, Barb Meyer, Lori Miranowki, Dave Northcutt, Beth Orth, Kim Parsons, Karen Radell, Valerie Shirkey, Rocky Stroot, and Laurie Tasset.

We wish to also thank all our volunteers who have helped in any way during this past school year, especially the BCPO Academics and Activities Committees, the Annual Fund Drive Leadership, the Building The Tradition Major Gift Council and Building Committee, the office and special event volunteers, and our prayer groups.  Together we all make BCCHS an excellent school and an awesome community!  Have a safe and blessed summer!


Grandparents Day

On Thursday, April 17, BCCHS hosted more than 350 grandparents of current students.  Mass (optional for students) was celebrated with Chaplain Fr. Jarrod Lies in the gym, after which the Parents’ Organization hosted a cookie reception for the grandparents and their grandchildren.


Matching Gift Companies List

Companies, such as Boeing, Pepsico, and Occidental Petroleum, match their employees' donations to Carroll.  If you work for one, please contact the human resources office for the necessary form when you give to BCCHS!  The usual minimum gift is $25 in order to qualify for matching funds.

Some other matching companies are Aetna, Akzo Nobel, American Express, Amgen, Anheuser Busch, Avery Dennison, Bank of America, Bankers Life, Bemis, Black & Decker, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Case, Circuit City, Coca-Cola, Conoco Phillips, Deluxe, Duke Energy, Ecolab, Eli Lilly, Equiva, First Horizon Home Loans, FM Global, Gannett, Gap, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Grainger, H&R Block, Hallmark Cards, Hewlett-Packard, Ingersoll-Rand, Intel, Kellogg, Knight Ridder, Lyondell Chemical, McDonalds, Merck &Co, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Pepsico, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, PPG Industries, Prudential, Raytheon (but not Hawker Beechcraft), Rockwell Automation, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint, Textron (but not Cessna), TriCon, Teledyne Technologies, Toyota Motor Sales, Union Pacific Railroad, UPS, Vulcan, and Wells Fargo.


Don’t forget Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in your will or family memorials!


Class Reunion News

The Class of ‘68 plans a social event in September or October. Contacts are Mike Flores at 316.393.5614 or and Patty Savoy Lies at 729.5729 or

The Class of '73 reunion will be Homecoming weekend, Oct. 3-4.  Activities considered include football game followed by a mixer Friday night; and golf, BC tour, lunch, 5:30 Mass, dinner and entertainment Saturday night.   Email classmates via  The committee includes Julie Patrick McLain, Fr. Ken Schuckman, Richard Suellentrop, Jean Thome Armour, Dan Thibault, Ellen Schiffler Horsch, Dan Rutherford, Rosemary Cvetkovich Brooks, Jeane Lipke Hoffman and Diane Duling Zoglman.

The Class of '78 will celebrate its 30 year reunion July 11-12.  Friday Night Mixer at Sidepockets, Saturday night Mass, Dinner & Dance at the Airport Hilton.  Mailers have been sent.  Contact Cindy Schauf at 316.796.1228 or if you have not received the information.

The Class of ’83 plans a 25-year reunion for August 1-2. 

The Class of '88 will celebrate its 20-year reunion the weekend of September 26-27. Plans include a Friday Night Mixer at Loft 150 above River City Brewery; Saturday golf outing, motorcycle ride, tour and Mass at BC, ending with a Dinner Party at Hotel at Old Town Saturday evening.  Contacts are Angie Lubbers at and Aaron McKee at  For complete details, see our website at

The Class of ’98 reunion is July 25-26.  Plans include a Friday night activity, and Saturday’s events include 2:30 tour of BC and evening function.  Contact persons are Desirae McKenzie Moreno 316.617.0357 or, Lisa Eckberg Wright at, Dacy Gerber Suellentrop at 913.486.2483 or, and Katie Meyer at


Alum Engagements

Karolyn McGinness 77 to Randy Clements                   wedlic4/8

Cliff Smith 87 to Madonna Buresh 87                            10/25/8

Jennea Odette 95 to James Noel, Jr.                                 7/26/8

Damain Walker 96 to Jennifer Barclay                   later/08

Shannon Fisher 97 to Bradley Crouch                   wedlic5/8

Mary Kirkpatrick 97 to William Walker                   wed  /8

Molly Harris 98 to Shawn Murphy                                    wed  /8

Gina Sabala 98 to Jeremy Case                                          6/08

Donna Linnebur 99 to Chris Snook 99                            9/6/8

Josh Maze 99 to Sara Urenda                                          11/1/8

Erin Christensen 00 to Tim Krier 00                 6/21/8

Stephanie Arnaldi 01 to Steven Sherwood                              wedlic2/8

Joe Bui 01 to Victoria Sattrakoune                                           wedlic5/8

Shannon White 01 to John Pirtle                                    12/5/8

Catherine Grommesch 02 to Jeffrey Arellano                7/4/8

Angela Mayans 02 to Alan Seales                                 10/13/8

Erin Minson 03 to Matthew Duncan                 wedlic3/8

James Borland 04 to Mallory Bohne                 wedlic5/8

Aaron Dold 04 to Kimberly Harms                                    wedlic4/8

Geffrey Garcia 04 to Amber Capps                                   5/30/8

Adam Lies 04 to Chelsea Hulett                                      6/21/8

Lisa Quaney 04 to Andrew Nash                                       7/19/8


Alum Weddings

Dustin Hoefling 02 & Abigail Craig                       5/28/8

Shanda Walker 01 & Peter Carney                                     4/19/8

Edward Koehler 02 & Kate Hieger 04                            4/12/8

Sarah Sutton 04 & John Rupp                                        5/30/8

Damien Eck 04 & Mandy Cranmer 05                            5/31/8

Kathryn Saghbene 05 & Brice Loganbill                     6/13/8

Tara Lager 06 & John Hageman 06                                 5/31/8

Betsy Robinson, Spanish teacher, & Adrian Machain                6/7/8


Baby Eagles

MaKayla Avery & MaKenna Emery, born 4/19/7, to Melinda & Tim Shively 86

John Paul Michael, born 2/28/8, to Alison & James Ubert 87

Rica Samantha, born 3/26/8, to Stanley & Christina Carbajal Bluml 88-89

Michael Anthony, born 5/3/8, to Cheryl & Jim Kirkpatrick 90

Samantha Haley, born 3/17/8, to Bret & Tricia Lewis Farrar 91

Noah Michael, born 2/6/8, to Mike & Corri Blick Reichert 93

Claire Elizabeth, born 4/11/8, to Lori & Rob Zienkewicz 93

Mason Ray, born 3/5/8, to Jeff & Julie LaForge Sanders 94

Andrew Jonathan, born 3/22/8, to James & Sheila Dinkel Sanders 94-95

Miles Evan, born 4/20/8, to Aris & Jennifer Dostert Velasquez 95

Mia Valenina, born 5/5/8, to Monica & Scott Zienkewicz 95

Sidney Leigh, born 12/27/7, to Hannah & Sean Bentz 97

Benjamin Russell, born 2/29/8, to Jerome & Tina Rivers Doering 98

Cooper Isaac, born 1/3/8, to Tyson & Anna DeGraffenreid Koontz 98

Blair Elizabeth, born 3/31/8, to Jon & Lindsay Logerman Boehlke 99

Isaiah Michael, born 4/4/8, to James & Laura Voegeli Rice 01-99

Brigid Marie, born 3/10/8, to James & Kathleen Voboril Lewis 00

James Paul IV, born 3/11/8, to Lindsay & J.P. Morgan 00

Grant Lynn, born 3/31/8, to Drew & Amber Hittner Droegemeier 03

William Bannwarth, born 4/24/8, to Wes & Angie Etheredge, BC English teacher

Connor Duke, born 4/18/8, to Mary Ellen & Cory Swords, BC social studies teacher & coach


Class Notes

Rose Graf Bunton 77 has opened the Ultimate Avon Beauty Center store in Lexington Square, Maple & Maize Road.

Chris Gulick 77 has 14 sculptures featured in the exhibit “interACTIVE” at the Wichita Art Museum through February 2009.  He and his partners Lee Shiney and Tom McGuire have the entire “Living Room” at the museum, and he recommends taking children to “play with” the many interactive works.  Chris is a local art contractor and can be contacted at

LtCol Michael Gann USMC 82 is the Commanding Officer of 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) and currently deployed to Iraq for the second time.  His teams are imbedded throughout the Iraqi Army and responsible for calling in close air support and artillery fires.  You can read more about 1st ANGLICO and view Michael's bio on the unit website at or contact him by email at

Deborah (Bates) Kill 86 just retired from the Kansas Air National Guard as a MSgt with 20 years. “ It was the best decision I ever made, and such a wonderful feeling of completing something so major.  God is so good!” she writes.  Her email is

Stanley & Christina Carbajal Bluml 88-89 live outside of Wichita between Clearwater and Haysville and enjoy the "country" life on their 2 acres of land with baby Rica.  Stan is still with Westar Energy, working as a journeyman lineman and has been there for 19 years! Chris works at Exploration Place, serving as marketing director for seven years.

Sonia Garcia 91 graduated from FBI training in Quantico, VA, last April, and has a three-year assignment in New York City as a special agent.

Dan Goebel 92 has been named vice president of homebuilder sales and product management at Star Lumber & Supply’s Flooring & Decorating Division.  He and wife Ariann (Hilger) 93 have three children, Raeley, Alaina and Grant.

Jason Pedruzzi 93 won the arm wrestling championship at this year’s RiverFest.

Eric Thummel 94 is a CPA and has joined the tax department of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik as a supervisor.  He and wife Staci live in west Wichita with children Nolan, Luke, Mary Carolyn and Jocelyn.

Anne Anderton Warren 94 was selected by the Wichita Business Journal as one of the top "40 Under 40" business professionals for 2007.  The award is given to high achievers under age 40 each year. 

Angie Hinton McDonald 95 opened Change It Up with her mother, specializing in decluttering, organization, budgeting and redecorating assistance of average Wichita families.  Check out their website at

Stephanie Graf 96 is Cessna Aircraft’s Customer Solutions Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA), managing contracts for Citation Jet customers.  Last month she participated in EBACE – the European Aviation Trade Show held in Switzerland.  She has a BA from Friends in International Business with minors in German and Publications.  She also attended Philipps Universitaet in Marburg, Germany, is fluent in German, and is working on her Green Belt certification.

Chris Youngers 96 is a financial advisor for Banc of America Investment Services in Kansas City.  He also helps with recruiting in the Bank of America Premier Banking and Investments Department.  He and wife Becky live in Gardner KS, and he can be reached at 816-979-4321.

Denise Stutey 97 is a licensed master social worker who works for Catholic Charities Community Counseling Services, Wichita.

Molly Harris 98 graduated in December ’07 from Webster University on McConnell Air Force Base with her masters in business and organizational security management.  She is currently a member of the Emergency Support Unit with Sedgwick County Emergency Management.

Luke Stephen 98 works for Rusty Eck Ford and recently received the Employee Excellence Award and was recognized nationally for sales and customer satisfaction excellence by the Ford Motor Company.

Mai “Mina” Nguyen 99 is an architect in Portland, OR, where she works for GBJ Architects, a healthcare architecture firm.

Miguel Sabas 01 graduated from WSU this May with a major in international business and minors in management and Spanish.  He is job hunting in Kansas.

Gina-Ann Axman Cole 02 graduated last May from WSU Barton School of Business with honors, majoring in marketing and real estate.  She works at Office This (formerly the Wichita Mall on Harry).  She and husband Lee just bought a home in east Wichita.

Sofia Jaramillo 02 received Via Christi’s “New-to-Nursing” St. Catherine of Siena Award.  She was a BC St. Gianna Catholic Health Academy student and is now an RN in the intensive care unit at the St. Francis Campus.

Stephen Isley 05 attends the University of Tulsa and was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the United States.  There are only 276 chapters at colleges and universities throughout the country, and The University of Tulsa is one of two institutions in the state of Oklahoma that has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

AIC Benedict-Joseph “BJ” Axman 07 joined the Kansas Air National Guard and graduated from Air Force basic training on March 7 at Lackland AFB, San Antonio.  He now is attending USAF Medical Training School at Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX.  He has completed EMT training that is part of his training and is a national certified EMT.  He hopes to be back in Wichita this fall to start college.

Hanna Girrens 08 received a four-year scholarship worth $157,000 from the US Army ROTC Program to attend Oklahoma State University this fall.

Jordan Keller 08 placed first at the National High School Coaches Association wrestling tournament this year.  He is the first wrestler from Kansas to win a national title since 1998 and only the 6th ever!

 Drew Maly 08 was one of eleven top scholar athletes of Kansas who was recognized by the Sunflower Chapter of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame on April 24 at KSU.  Chosen for his academic success and generous volunteerism as well as his excellence on the playing field, this three-sport athlete also was the one who gave the “scholar-athlete response” at the banquet.  He plans to attend Benedictine and study pre-med.

Sr. Mary Daniel CSJ celebrated her 100th birthday June 13.  She was a BC librarian, and you may send her a card at 3435 E. Funston, 67218. 

Darian Eshelman, BC Spanish teacher and wrestling coach was named the ALL State Wrestling Coach of the Year, chosen by coaches of Kansas.

Bill Pickett, BC math teacher and coach, retired this year after 42 years in teaching – 30 at BC!


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Bishop Carroll Cross Country Alumni Run

All former Bishop Carroll cross country runners and other members of our running community are invited:  Prior to the Bishop Carroll Cross Country Invitational at Lake Afton on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8:00 AM, there will be a 2 mile alumni run.  The race is open to anyone wishing to run on the challenging course.  Medals will be given to the top male and female runners in each of two categories (graduated 10 years or less, graduated over 10 years ago).   For more information, call or e-mail Larry Dostert at 729.5272 or or download a form at 


Spring Athletics Roundup

The Baseball team ended their season 3rd in the City League with a 13-9 record.  They are coached by social studies teacher Charlie Ebright.

Coach Jennifer Bachman 93 Unrein’s Softball team finished in the City in a 3-way tie with Heights and Northwest.   They won sub-state and placed 2nd at State!

Boys Tennis won the City League, unbeaten in the regular season and 2nd at the GWAL meet.  They placed 3rd at regionals and 10th at State, coached by Darren Huslig and Dan Engel.

Boys Golf, coached by Mark Berger, finished 3rd in the City and placed 10th at State at McPherson’s Turkey Creek.

English teacher John Barber coached the Girls Soccer team to a 6th place finish in the City League with several ladies earning All-City honors.

Girls Swimming finished in 7th in the City.  Their coach is math teacher Andrea Sill Ellsworth 91.

Boys Track, coached by social studies teacher Cory Swords, placed 3rd in the City meet, and went on to regionals and State May 23 at WSU.

The Girls Track team, coached by science teacher Ran Nielsen, placed 2nd at the City League meet and 2nd at Regionals.  Alyssa Northcutt broke the BC javelin record with a 121’8” throw this season, Cara Detmer vaulted 11’, and Nate Arnold vaulted 14’!


Activities News

by Larry Dostert

Six teams were crowned City League Champions this school year.  Our teams continue to represent us well and we are very proud of their accomplishments.  Softball, and boys tennis join volleyball, girls cross country, boys cross country and wrestling as City League Champs! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MALE AND FEMALE SENIOR SCHOLAR ATHLETE FOR 2007 - 2008.   Each year, our head coaches recognize an outstanding senior boy and girl athlete/scholar.   Two boys were chosen by our coaches: Brett Steven and Drew Maly (both football and basketball).  The girl winner was Stephanie Harshberger (volleyball and softball).   Brett and Stephanie are also Bishop Carroll’s nominees for the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission male and female high school athlete of the year. 

OTHER HONORS/RECOGNITIONS:  Tennis again repeated as Greater Wichita Athletic League champions this spring and was undefeated in city league duals.  Individual City League accomplishments: Kevin Klein and Jordan Keller placed first in #1 Doubles (fourth consecutive year Kevin took first at #1dbls).  Nathan Feldkamp and Cody Potts placed first at #2 doubles.  Colin Wasinger placed 7th at #1singles.  Brian Vuong was 3rd at #2 singles.  Regionals results:  Kevin Klein and Jordan Keller placed first.  State results: Kevin Klein and Jordan Keller placed 7th.

Our girls soccer team contains many freshmen and sophomores.  Despite this being a building year, we did quite well, advancing to the regional finals.  These ladies received All City Honors: 1st Team Defense Stefanie Wiesen.  2nd Team Offense Rachel Wiesen, Gretchen Strathe.  Honorable Mention Offense Mallory Walden, Allison McMillan.  Honorable Mention Defense Sarah Ohm.  Honorable Mention Goal Keeper Monica DeRee.

Softball again won the City League title, finishing in a tie with Northwest and Heights.  They won regionals.  Players receiving All City honors include:  1st team - Katie Armagost – pitcher and Stephanie Harshberger - 1st base.  2nd team all-city - Megan Seiwert – Pitcher.  Honorable Mention - Erica Hampton – Catcher,, Briana Hallacy – outfield, and Jessica Kayl - 3rd base.  We are saddened to announce the head Coach, Jennifer Bachman Unrein 93 is stepping down this year.  She was an assistant five years and head coach the past five years.  Her teams won four Greater Wichita Athletic League titles and one KSHSAA Class 5A State Championship title along with a second and a third place finish at the state tournament

Baseball finished the season with a 13-9 record and finished in third place in the City League.  The following received All City Honors.  2nd Team  Ashton Hoffman – pitcher, Brandon Tangney – outfield, Cody Mills – first base, Zach Nielsen – pitcher.  Honorable Mention:  Jacob Cole – catcher, Chad Duling – short stop, David Ternes – outfield, Adam Brand – outfield, Matt Jacobs – utility, Dustin Moses – pitcher, and Zach Stucky - outfield.  Cody Mills and Brandon Tangney made first team All State Class 5A.  Ashton Hoffman and Chad Duling received 2nd team All State honors honors. 

Bishop Carroll golfers placed third at both the City League Meet and Regionals.  Caleb Childs place 4th at City League.  Aaron Peterson was fifth and Caleb Childs tenth at regionals.

The girls track team placed 2nd at the City League Meet.  Congratulations to City League Champions Cara Detmer, Alyssa Northcutt, and Julia Brugman.  Cara won the City League pole vault setting a new Bishop Carroll and league record with a vault of 11 feet.  Alyssa Northcutt placed first in javelin.  She also placed second at pole vault.  Julia Brugman won the City League title, placing 1st in the 800m run.  Other medallists at the City League Meet were 200m Haley Urban 6th, 800m Anastasiya Meninstrina 2nd, Dana Bahr 4th.  1600m Katie Hamlin 2nd, Andrea Sander 6th.  3200m Katie Hamlin 2nd, Sarah Rajewski 6th.  100 Low Hurdles Kristen Sponsel 4th, Jessica Sponsel 6th.  300m hurdles Kristen Sponsel 2nd.  High Jump Desiree Wilson 3rd.  Long Jump Desiree Wilson 5th.  Shot Put Molly Voth 4th.  Discus Molly Voth 6th.  The 4x100 relay team (Lydia Leija, Haley Urban, Alyssa Northcutt, Desiree Wilson) placed 4th, 4x400 (Kristen Sponsel, Dana Bahr, Haley Urban, Julia Brugman) 2nd and 4x800 (Anastasiya Meninstrina, Andrea Sander, Dana Bahr, Julia Brugman) 2nd.  The girls team placed 2nd at regionals.  Qualifying for the state track meet May 23 and 24 are Pole vault Cara Detmer 1st (tying the school record at 11 feet), Alyssa Northcutt 3rd.  800m Julia Brugman 1st.  300 hurdles Kristen Sponsel 1st, Jessica Sponsel 4th.  High jump Desiree Wilson 1st, Hannah Lubbers 2nd.  200 Haley Urban 4th.  100 hurdles Jessica Sponsel 3rd.  Long jump Desiree Wilson 2nd.  Discus  Molly Voth 3rd.  4x800 relay 1st.  4x100 relay 4th.  4x400 relay 2nd.   In addition to Cara Detmer setting a new Bishop Carroll record this year (pole vault, 11’), there were two other school records set: Alyssa Northcutt 121’8” in javelin at the regional meet and Desiree Wilson 5’2 ½” in high jump.  At state, Desiree broke the BC record again high jumping 5’4” to take 2nd place at State.

The boys track placed 3rd at the City League meet.  Lone City League champ was Nate Arnold in the pole vault.  Luke Arnold placed 2nd and Brett Gross was third in a sweep of this event.  Other medallists at the league meet were: 200m: Corey Urban 4th, Alex Kuchinskas 5th.  400 meters: Alex Kuchinskas, 3rd, Preston Maus 5th, Corey Urban 6th.  1600m: Scott Ufford 3rd, Cliff Kissling 5th.  3200m: Bryce Volz 2nd, Scott Ufford 4th.  110m high hurdles: Kyle Long 4th, Mark Powell 5th.  300m hurdles: Kyle Long 2nd, Mark Powell 4th.  2000m steeplechase: Andrew Schinstock 4th, Andy Schepis 5th.  High jump: Nathan Pascal and Josh Rohleder  tied for 6th.  Triple jump: Nick Johansen 4th, Javelin: Eric Hentzen 4th.  The 4x100m relay team (Preson Maus, Brett Gross, Blake Rollins, Nick Johansen) placed 5th, 4x400 (Alex Kuchinskas, Kyle Long, Preston Maus, Corey Urban) 3rd and 4x800 (Kyle Martens, Josh Rohleder, Jacob Leland, Zach Reynolds) 6th.  The boys team placed 3rd at regionals with the following qualifying for the state meet:  Pole Vault: Nate Arnold 1st, Luke Arnold 3rd, Brett Gross 4th.  200m:  Alex Kuchinskas 3rd.  400m: Alex Kuchinskas 4th.  3200m: Bryce Volz 4th.  110 hurdles: Kyle Long 2nd, Mark Powell 3rd.  300m hurdles: Kyle Long 2nd.  High Jump: Josh Rohleder 3rd. Triple jump: Nick Johansen 4th.  Shot Put:  Jared Maxwell 4th.  Javelin: Eric Hentzen 3rd.  4x100 relay: 2nd. 4x400 relay: 2nd.  4x800 relay: 4th. 

Girls swimming finished 7th in the City League.  The young squad continues to improve, and we look forward to good things from them in the future.  Andrea Ellsworth is stepping down as head girls coach but will remain as boys coach.  Replacing Andrea is Jessica Mitchell who will be teaching Spanish next year at Bishop Carroll.

Congratulations to Mikelann Anderson.  She has been selected by the Kansas Bowling Coaches Association to receive Class 5-1A First Team All State Honors in bowling.

Final Winter Note

The boys and girls basketball teams finished 2nd in State play.  For the boys, it was the first time in school history that they had played for the state championship and it was a first for both the boys and girls to play for the State Championship the same year.  GREAT JOB!!!

The following boys received All State Basketball Honors:  Boys: Brett Steven - 1st Team 5A , 3rd Team Overall.  Luke Barnwell - Honorable Mention 5A.  Joe Brown - Honorable Mention 5A.  Girls: Julia Marshall received 1st  Team 5A, 2nd Team Overall.  Also receiving All State Class 5A honors were Abby Fawcett – 2nd Team, and Teresa Zienkewicz-Honorable Mention.


Did You Know?

Vanessa Wiseman Harshberger 79 and Larry Dostert were honored by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita for their years of service in our schools: Vanessa for 25 years, and Larry for 35 years.  Also recognized were Fr. Jarrod Lies 92 and Fr. Stuart Smeltzer 83 each for their 5 years in schools.

BCCHS was awarded the KSHSAA Outstanding Sportsmanship Award by the state athletic directors at their conference last March 1in Hutchinson.

Of our 1060 students, 466 received free pizza for lunch May 6 because they had one or fewer demerits!

The school office summer hours are 8am to 12 noon Monday through Friday.

The Eagle Express and Aquila are available on-line at  If you need extra copies or calendars, check it out!

Athletic schedules for BCCHS and all the City League can be found on the website www.view or thru the link on


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2-27         Summer school



11-12          Class of ’78 reunion

25-26       Class of ’98 reunion



1-2           Class of ‘83 reunion

4                Registration 7:30am - 1:00pm

6                Registration 2:30pm - 8:00pm

11-13                Inservice days-teachers’ meetings

13, 17                Mandatory parents’ sports meetings 7pm, 4pm

14                Freshmen 1/2 day

15            Holy Day – Feast of the Assumption,  school closed

18            First full day of school – all students

28            Parent Walk-Thru

29            Fall sports “food” scrimmages & Back to School Dance



6                     BC Cross Country Invitational & Alum Run

12            Football – NW @ BC 7pm

26-27       Class of ‘88 reunion



3                    HOMECOMING, Football v. East 7pm

Class of ’73 reunion

10                  Football – KMC @ WSU 7pm

    31            Football – Liberal @ BC 7pm


Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school, the model of its faculty, the inspiration of its students.


Prayer for Building The Tradition


Almighty Creator God,


You sent your Son as the Good Teacher to lead and guide us,

so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we who are called to be Disciples of Christ,

might be constructed into an edifice of Living Stones.


We gather now as stewards of this Body of Christ to ensure the future of

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, by building a more suitable environment

for the education, formation and sanctification of our youth.


May each stone laid represent our faith and hope in all who labor and learn within these walls.


We pray that through our generosity and sacrifice this institution may continue to produce

those great souled men and women who will become, and who are even now,

the architects and artisans of a more Christ-like culture.


We ask this through the same Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.


Mary, Mother of the Church… Pray for us.

St. Joseph, the Worker… Pray for us.

All you Saints and Angels… Pray for us.