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October 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
Do you have a reunion coming up? All tickets are for sale online. Limited tickets will be available at the door of all reunions. Gather your friends and add your reunion to your calendar!
 
 
#Lion4Life
 
2019 Hall of Fame
 
 
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2019 Hall of Fame weekend! 500 guests filled the gym for our Hall of Fame exercises as we welcomed:
 
Tom Caramanico '67
Donna DeCarolis PhD. '74
Sr. Kathleen Keenan RSM '66
Linus McGinty (Honorary)
Martin Meenan '90
Therese White Waters '75
1970-72 Girls Tennis Teams
1979 City Championship Football Team
 
Mark Cordes Impact Award:
Fr. John Flanagan '83
 
 
 
Amazon Smile for COHS!
 
Support Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association when you shop on Amazon! Use smile.amazon.com to donate back to COHS!
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
Have news to share? Send to Aimee-Kate Braconnier, Director of Alumni Relations at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
Delanie Rennie, Elizabeth Mancini, Francis McGoldrick (School of Nursing and Health Sciences) and Eleanor Mancini (School of Arts and Sciences) received Honors Convocation at LaSalle University. Congratulations to these lions!
 
Robin Ward '82 published her eleventh book entitled, Count on SMU: Fun Facts from 1 to 12. Readers discover facts about Southern Methodist University in Dallas while learning how to count from 1 to 12. Robin's twelfth book, Count on Texas: Fun Facts from 1 to 12, will be available in December 2019, and features the University of Texas.
 
Mary Sheehan '17 Announced as Captain of SJU Women's Basketball Team
 
 
"I CONSIDER MY O'HARA EDUCATION AN ESSENTIAL PART OF MY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. AND I WANT TO SUPPORT ITS MISSION, SO TODAY'S KIDS HAVE A QUALITY CHOICE FOR A CATHOLIC EDUCATION. I GIVE MY SUPPORT BY DONATING MONTHLY FOR A FEW REASONS. SMALLER MONTHLY AMOUNTS ARE EASY ON OUR BUDGET. IT'S AUTOMATIC, AND I GET AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AFTER EACH DONATION! BEING RETIRED, MONTHLY GIVING WORKS BEST FOR ME!! #LION4LIFE"
- Larry Blankemeyer '74  
 
 
Join a Committee!
 
We are looking for alumni to join the following committees. If interested, please contact Jen Tuberosa at jtuberosa@cohs.com.
 
  • Science Lab/STREAM Committee
  • Media Center Committee
  • Leadership Development Program Committee
 
 
Update Your Contact Information
 
Have you moved recently? Other life changes? Update your contact information so you can stay in touch.
 
 
Save the Date for O'Hara Family Christmas!
 
The Alumni Association is Growing!
 
 
Are you interested in helping?
 
We are in the process of growing and expanding our alumni board. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today.
 
Being a part of the alumni board includes the following:
- Attend 4 meetings throughout the school year.
- Serve on one subcommittee for alumni ran events
- Help spread the word about COHS and major events
- Attend major events when possible (Hall of Fame, Mane Event)
 
Are you interested in learning more or being a part of this group? Contact Aimee-Kate Braconnier today at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
 
Save the Dates:
 
1974 45th Reunion Purchase Tickets
November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1979 40th Reunion - Purchase Tickets
November 23, 2019 at The Porch at the Lamb Tavern
 
1984 35th Reunion - Purchase Tickets
November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1989 30th Reunion - Purchase Tickets
November 29, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1994 25th Reunion - Purchase Tickets
November 23, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1999 20th Reunion - Purchase Tickets
November 29, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
 
2004 15th Reunion Purchase Tickets
November 30, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
 
2014 5th Reunion - Purchase Tickets
November 30, 2019 at Tip O'Leary's in Havertown
 
Back to the 80's - O'Hara Fall Musical
December 5th - 8th
 
O'Hara Family Christmas
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - All Welcome!
 
Around the Halls at COHS:
 
 
Girls Field Hockey wins Philadelphia Catholic League Championship!
 
Girls Cross Country wins Philadelphia Catholic League Championship!
 
 
Student leaders from Springfield were recognized at Springfield High School last week.
 
What a beautiful tribute for our first responders! O'Hara held our first Blue Mass at O'Hara. Thank you to all those that made it possible. Thank you also to the LeTorneau family for being present and for the beautiful flag you gave to O'Hara in memory of Matt, Class of 1993.
 
O'Hara held it's annual Open House, welcoming future lions and their families.
 
Girls Tennis wins Philadelphia Catholic League Championship!
 
 
Senior Joseph Taggart qualified for the East Regional State Tournament by finishing T3 in the District Championship at Melrose Country Club.
 
In September, students held a "Go Gold" night raising awareness and money for pediatric cancer at one of our football games. #GoLions
 
September 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
Calling all Alumni! Join us for our All Class Reunion on Saturday, September 28th at Stinger's on the Waterfront. Tickets are now on sale! Gather your friends and join us for another great event celebrating our pride, excellence and tradition!
 
 
#Lion4Life
 
2019 Hall of Fame
 
Tickets and sponsorships are now available!
 
Ad Deadline: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
 
 
Amazon Smile for COHS!
 
Support Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association when you shop on Amazon! Usesmile.amazon.com to donate back to COHS!
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
Have news to share? Send to Aimee-Kate Braconnier, Director of Alumni Relations at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
Buff - The Steve Andrien Story
 
Tom Coughlin and Mike Mayock know some tough players, but this man is at the top of their list. Star running back Steve Andrien '78 continues to influence generations of players and coaches.
 
Matt Williams’11 and Sean Sullivan ‘82. Two O’Hara lions in Paris!
 
4 Mancini Sisters travel through COHS and now La Salle Together... Read more...
 
Cardinal O'Hara Alum Natasha Cloud Earns 2019 Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award. Read more...
 
 
"I CONSIDER MY O'HARA EDUCATION AN ESSENTIAL PART OF MY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. AND I WANT TO SUPPORT ITS MISSION, SO TODAY'S KIDS HAVE A QUALITY CHOICE FOR A CATHOLIC EDUCATION. I GIVE MY SUPPORT BY DONATING MONTHLY FOR A FEW REASONS. SMALLER MONTHLY AMOUNTS ARE EASY ON OUR BUDGET. IT'S AUTOMATIC, AND I GET AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AFTER EACH DONATION! BEING RETIRED, MONTHLY GIVING WORKS BEST FOR ME!! #LION4LIFE"
- Larry Blankemeyer '74  
 
 
Join a Committee!
 
We are looking for alumni to join the following committees. If interested, please contact Jen Tuberosa at jtuberosa@cohs.com.
 
  • Science Lab/STREAM Committee
  • Media Center Committee
  • Leadership Development Program Committee
 
 
Update Your Contact Information
 
Have you moved recently? Other life changes? Update your contact information so you can stay in touch.
 
 
Upcoming Class Reunions & Events
 
All Class Reunion -- THIS WEEKEND!
September 28, 2019
Stingers Waterfront in Ridley Park
 
2019 Class Reunions:
Interested in helping plan your upcoming reunion? Contact us today!
 
1969 50th Reunion: October 11, 2019 at Springfield Country Club
 
1974 45th Reunion: November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1979 40th Reunion: November 23rd The Porch
 
1984 35th Reunion: November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1989 30th Reunion: November 29, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1994 25th Reunion: November 23, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1999 20th Reunion: November 29, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
 
2004 15th Reunion: November 30, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
 
2014 5th Reunion: November 30, 2019 at Tip O'Leary's
 
 
Celebrating 55 Years of Cardinal O'Hara Football
 
The Alumni Association is Growing!
 
 
Are you interested in helping?
 
We are in the process of growing and expanding our alumni board. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today.
 
Being a part of the alumni board includes the following:
- Attend 4 meetings throughout the school year.
- Serve on one subcommittee for alumni ran events
- Help spread the word about COHS and major events
- Attend major events when possible (Hall of Fame, Mane Event)
 
Are you interested in learning more or being a part of this group? Contact Aimee-Kate Braconnier today at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
 
Save the Dates:
 
September 28th: All Class Reunion
October 11th: Homecoming at COHS (All Alumni, Friends & Families invited to Homecoming Events)
October 11th & 12th: Class of 1969 50th Reunion Weekend
October 25 & 26th: Hall of Fame Weekend
 
General News:
 
St. Francis deSales is celebrating their 125th anniversary as a parish! An Alumni mass is in the planning stages for next February. For more info, contact Dave Woods at woodsdave1@gmail.com or 215-872-4053.
 
Do you or someone you know have a JukeBox? COHS is looking for a donation for one day. Please contact us at the below contact info if you have a connection!
 
O'Hara is looking for 5 Convertibles for Homecoming!
If you or someone you know has a convertible and willing to donate 2 hours of time on October 11th around 5:00-7:00pm, please contact us today!
 
O'Hara is now hiring an Accountant:
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Educational Financial Services, is seeking an accountant. The prospective candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 3 to 4 years’ experience. The accountant develops the high school budget and long range forecast, manages the accounting function, prepares monthly financial statements, and manages payroll and benefit changes. Experience in accounting software systems, ideally Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon), and in Microsoft Office products is required. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.  The position is full-time at an Archdiocesan High School located in Delaware County. Must have a valid driver’s license. Forward resume with salary requirements to: Educational Financial Services, 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Fax: 215-587-3525 or E-Mail: mfisher@archphila.org 
 
August 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
Calling all Alumni! Join us for our All Class Reunion on Saturday, September 28th at Stinger's on the Waterfront. Tickets are now on sale! Gather your friends and join us for another great event celebrating our pride, excellence and tradition!
 
 
#Lion4Life
 
 
Check out the great items available for Cardinal O'Hara Alumni!
Orders are being taken until September 6th.
 
 
Announcing our 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees!
 
 
Amazon Smile for COHS!
 
Support Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association when you shop on Amazon! Usesmile.amazon.com to donate back to COHS!
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
Have news to share? Send to Aimee-Kate Braconnier, Director of Alumni Relations at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
FreeWork is a new play by Terrilyn McCormick. The production stars
Elizabeth Terry Ball, Class of 1967. Learn more...
 
Kevin Jones,'01, is profiled by Virginia Tech. Read more...
 
Dr. Helen Hoffner, '76, has a new book, Catholic Treasures and Traditions.
 
 
Class of 1969 50th Reunion
 
Save the dates! The Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this fall. Invitations will be sent in August and tickets will be on sale for both the Reunion (10/11) & Brunch (10/12).
 
Reunion Weekend: October 11 & 12, 2019
 
 
 
Join a Committee!
 
We are looking for alumni to join the following committees. If interested, please contact Jen Tuberosa at jtuberosa@cohs.com.
 
  • Science Lab/STREAM Committee
  • Media Center Committee
  • Leadership Development Program Committee
 
 
Update Your Contact Information
 
Have you moved recently? Other life changes? Update your contact information so you can stay in touch.
 
 
Upcoming Class Reunions & Events
 
All Class Reunion:
September 28, 2019
Stingers Waterfront in Ridley Park
 
2019 Class Reunions:
Interested in helping plan your upcoming reunion? Contact us today!
 
1969 50th Reunion:
October 11, 2019 at Springfield Country Club
 
Tickets for the below reunions will be available in September.
1974 45th Reunion: November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
1979 40th Reunion: Saturday, November 23rd The Porch
1984 35th Reunion: November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
1989 30th Reunion: November 29, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
1994 25th Reunion: November 23, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
1999 20th Reunion: November 29, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
2004 15th Reunion: November 30, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
2014 5th Reunion: November 30, 2019 at Tip O'Leary's
 
 
2019 Cardinal O'Hara Golf Classic
 
 
Celebrating 55 Years of Cardinal O'Hara Football
 
Calling the Class of 2015!
We want to know what you are up to---did you graduate from college, start a career, or join the military? And we want to invite you back for events just for young alumni from your era. Please take a moment to complete this form and share with your fellow Class of 2015 friends. We will be raffling off a $50 gift certificate to the O'Hara store and one free admission to the All Class Reunion at Stingers this fall to those completing the survey. Please note that your answers will remain confidential.
 
The Alumni Association is Growing!
 
 
Are you interested in helping?
 
We are in the process of growing and expanding our alumni board. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today.
 
Being a part of the alumni board includes the following:
- Attend 4 meetings throughout the school year.
- Serve on one subcommittee for alumni ran events
- Help spread the word about COHS and major events
- Attend major events when possible (Hall of Fame, Mane Event)
 
Are you interested in learning more or being a part of this group? Contact Aimee-Kate Braconnier today at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
 
Save the Dates:
 
September 20th: 2004 Football Team Celebrates 15 Years
September 23rd: Golf Classic
September 28th: All Class Reunion
October 11th: Homecoming at COHS
October 12th: All Football Player Reunion
October 11th & 12th: Class of 1969 50th Reunion Weekend
October 25 & 26th: Hall of Fame Weekend
 
 
Become involved today!
 
Contact:
Aimee-Kate Braconnier '06
Director of Alumni Relations & The O'Hara Fund
610-544-3800 Ext. 1887
 
July 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
Calling all Alumni! Join us for our All Class Reunion on Saturday, September 28th at Stinger's on the Waterfront. Tickets are now on sale! Gather your friends and join us for another great event celebrating our pride, excellence and tradition!
 
 
#Lion4Life
 
Announcing our 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees!
 
 
Amazon Smile for COHS!
 
Support Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association when you shop on Amazon! Usesmile.amazon.com to donate back to COHS!
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
Have news to share? Send to Aimee-Kate Braconnier, Director of Alumni Relations at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
Rising junior Sara Hayes of the Saint Joseph's University - a 2017 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School - recently competed in the 2019 USA Field Hockey Young Women's National Championship at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster. Read more...
 
 
Steven M. Gillon '74, writes America's Reluctant Prince, now available on Amazon. "A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America’s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon." Read more and see the interview with Gillon...
 
 
Jeff Randazzo & Trish Juhline, both graduates of 1999, were inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Delaware County Chapter. Read more...
 
Kevin Barr, '73, leads event on August 7th from 7:00-8:30pm titled "Mystical Oneness: A NEW Christian Narrative And Modus Operandi For The World".
 
 
Class of 1969 50th Reunion
 
Save the dates! The Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this fall. Invitations will be sent in August and tickets will be on sale for both the Reunion (10/11) & Brunch (10/12).
 
Reunion Weekend: October 11 & 12, 2019
 
 
 
Join a Committee!
 
We are looking for alumni to join the following committees. If interested, please contact Jen Tuberosa at jtuberosa@cohs.com.
 
  • Science Lab/STREAM Committee
  • Media Center Committee
  • Leadership Development Program Committee
 
 
Update Your Contact Information
 
Have you moved recently? Other life changes? Update your contact information so you can stay in touch.
 
 
Upcoming Class Reunions & Events
 
All Class Reunion:
September 28, 2019
Stingers Waterfront in Ridley Park
 
2019 Class Reunions:
 
Interested in helping plan your upcoming reunion? Contact us today!
 
1969 50th Reunion:
October 11, 2019 at Springfield Country Club
 
Tickets for the below reunions will be available in September.
1974 45th Reunion: November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
1979 40th Reunion: Saturday, November 23rd The Porch
1984 35th Reunion: November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
1989 30th Reunion: November 29, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
1994 25th Reunion: November 23, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
1999 20th Reunion: November 29, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
2004 15th Reunion: November 30, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
 
2009 Celebrated their 10th Reunion
Saturday, July 13th at Barnaby's
 
2019 Cardinal O'Hara Golf Classic
 
Celebrating 55 Years of Cardinal O'Hara Football
 
Calling the Class of 2015!
We want to know what you are up to---did you graduate from college, start a career, or join the military? And we want to invite you back for events just for young alumni from your era. Please take a moment to complete this form and share with your fellow Class of 2015 friends. We will be raffling off a $50 gift certificate to the O'Hara store and one free admission to the All Class Reunion at Stingers this fall to those completing the survey. Please note that your answers will remain confidential.
 
The Alumni Association is Growing!
 
 
Are you interested in helping?
 
We are in the process of growing and expanding our alumni board. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today.
 
Being a part of the alumni board includes the following:
- Attend 4 meetings throughout the school year.
- Serve on one subcommittee for alumni ran events
- Help spread the word about COHS and major events
- Attend major events when possible (Hall of Fame, Mane Event)
 
Are you interested in learning more or being a part of this group? Contact Aimee-Kate Braconnier today at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
 
Save the Dates:
 
September 20th: 2004 Football Team Celebrates 15 Years
September 23rd: Golf Classic
September 28th: All Class Reunion
October 11th: Homecoming at COHS
October 12th: All Football Player Reunion
October 11th & 12th: Class of 1969 50th Reunion Weekend
October 25 & 26th: Hall of Fame Weekend
 
 
Become involved today!
 
Contact:
Aimee-Kate Braconnier '06
Director of Alumni Relations & The O'Hara Fund
610-544-3800 Ext. 1887
 
May 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
Announcing our 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees!
 
Thank you to everyone who supported our 2019 Day of Giving! You can still make a difference today! Make your gift today online. Click here to help us reach $100,000!
Lion for Life
 
 
Amazon Smile for COHS!
 
Support Cardinal O'Hara High School AlumniAssociation when you shop on Amazon! Usesmile.amazon.com to donate back to COHS!
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
 
Theresa Flanagan Murtagh, '84 was honored as 2019 Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor Inductee on May 2nd.
 
Rose McLaughlin graduates from Arcadia University as Physician Assistant.
 
Congratulations to Alec Kerr '16 who was named named Hawk Mascot for 2019-20 Basketball season at St. Joseph's University. Alec is the 40th student to represent SJU in one of college basketball’s most legendary traditions. Way to go to our #Lion4Life, Alec!
 
 
Class of 1969 50th Reunion
 
Save the dates! The Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Look out for a letter to arrive in your mailbox with details.
 
Last Call! Walk at the 2019 Graduation with your classmates: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Neumann University. Arrive at 8:30AM to walk with your class at 10:00am Graduation. RSVP by emailing Aimee-Kate Braconnier at akbraconnier@cohs.com
 
Reunion Weekend: October 11 & 12, 2019
 
 
 
Join a Committee!
 
We are looking for alumni to join the following committees. If interested, please contact Jen Tuberosa at jtuberosa@cohs.com.
 
  • Science Lab/STREAM Committee
  • Media Center Committee
  • Leadership Development Program Committee
 
 
Update Your Contact Information
 
Have you moved recently? Other life changes? Update your contact information so you can stay in touch.
 
 
Class Reunions
 
Interested in helping plan your upcoming reunion? Contact us today!
 
All Class Reunion:
September 28, 2019
Stingers Waterfront in Ridley Park
Tickets go on sale soon!
 
2019 Reunions:
1969 50th Reunion:
October 11, 2019
Springfield Country Club
 
1974 45th Reunion:
November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1979 40th Reunion:
Fall 2019 - Location & Date TBD
 
1984 35th Reunion:
November 15, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1989 30th Reunion:
November 29, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1994 25th Reunion:
November 23, 2019 at Anthony's at Paxon
 
1999 20th Reunion:
November 29, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
 
2004 15th Reunion:
November 30, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
 
2009 10th Reunion - Tickets Now ON SALE!
July 13, 2019 at Barnaby's of Havertown
 
 
 
The Alumni Association is Growing!
 
 
Are you interested in helping?
 
We are in the process of growing and expanding our alumni board. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today.
 
Being a part of the alumni board includes the following:
- Attend 4 meetings throughout the school year.
- Serve on one subcommittee for alumni ran events
- Help spread the word about COHS and major events
- Attend major events when possible (Hall of Fame, Mane Event)
 
Are you interested in learning more or being a part of this group? Contact Aimee-Kate Braconnier today at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
 
Upcoming Events:
 
June 4th: Baccalaureate Mass
June 5th: Class of '69 walks at 2019 Graduation
 
Save the Dates!
September 23rd: Golf Classic
September 28th: All Class Reunion
October 11th: Homecoming at COHS
October 11th & 12th: Class of 1969 50th Reunion Weekend
October 25 & 26th: Hall of Fame Weekend
 
In the Halls of Cardinal O'Hara
 
Congratulations to our National Merit Scholars,
Katie Till, David Saunders, Lin Xuan Li and Nicole DeOrzio!
 
Declan Pennese is a regional award winner for the CLT award (Classical Learning Test). Congratulations to Declan!
 
Congratulations to our boys LAX team- District 12 Champs! Go Lions!!! #DefendTheDen!
 
May 19th was the Annual CAPPIES Gala. This year, our O'Hara theatre program had two nominations. Special congratulations to Katie Tuberosa '21 for receiving the CAPPIES Spirit Award. O’Hara CAPPIES Critics team is under the direction of Mr. David Kelly. The Gala took place at Unionville High School. Congratulations to all those involved!!"
 
Congratulations to our rugby team! They are officially state champs!! #Lion4Life  
 
Congratulations to our girls LAX team for a great season!
Go Lady Lions! #DefendTheDen!
 
April 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
 
Day of Giving - May 15, 2019
 
Your support of Cardinal O'Hara is vital to our continued success now and well into the future. We are most grateful to all of the alumni, parents, corporations, friends, grandparents and others who continue to support us as we fulfill our mission to develop graduates of character, competence and confidence who are prepared to lead in this world and live forever in the next. 
 
This year at COHS, we celebrate 55 Years of Pride, Excellence and Tradition. As we prepare for this day, you will hear from students and members of our school community highlighting our pride, excellence and tradition. Be sure to follow along as we celebrate our school community. #Lion4Life#CO51519
 
 
Amazon Smile for COHS!
 
Support Cardinal O'Hara High School AlumniAssociation when you shop on Amazon! Usesmile.amazon.com to donate back to COHS!
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
 
Book Launch & Lecture
 
Dr. Kathleen Cummings, Class of 1989 and current Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, will have a lecture and her book launch, A Saint of Our Own: How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American(University of North Carolina Press), on Thursday, May 2nd at The National St. John Neumann Shrine.
 
 
Cooking with Christine opens owned by Christine Baldasserre Familetti '82! All classes are held at Artisan Exchange Commercial Kitchen, 208 Charter Drive Suite, West Chester PA 19382
 
Tom Savage '09 signs with the Detroit Lions. Entering his sixth NFL season, Savage’s career totals include 181 completions, 315 pass attempts, 2,000 yards and five touchdowns. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (135th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of the University of Pittsburgh.
 
 
Eddie Issertell '17 has been named AlumniEngagement Director of the 2020 THON Executive Team. Read more...
 
Current Band Director, Hector Ramirez, has been working with a committed group of O'Hara Band Alumni to establish an alumniand community band to commemorate long-time O'Hara Band Director, Ted Pasternak and better engage our band alumni. Their first official meeting for interested instrumentalists was February 21, and they were 18 members strong not including our organizational members.Moving forward, the group will be meeting in the band room on certain Thursdays of this year from 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, contact Mr. Ramirez.
 
Trivia Night - Friday, May 3, 2019
 
Our faculty is hosting a fun night out for anyone 21+ on May 3rd in the cafeteria. Don't miss KLASS WITH KEDERIS! This will be an entertaining trivia night. There may be some O'Hara trivia in there as well so if you are an alum or know some alum, make sure you are there! Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Door opens at 6:30 and trivia begins at 7:00. Event is in the cafeteria. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. $25 a seat or $200 for a table of ten!
 
 
 
Class of 1969 50th Reunion
 
Save the dates! The Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Look out for a letter to arrive in your mailbox with details.
 
Walk at the 2019 Graduation with your classmates: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Neumann University
 
Reunion Weekend: October 11 & 12, 2019
 
 
Join a Committee!
 
We are looking for alumni to join the following committees. If interested, please contact Jen Tuberosa at jtuberosa@cohs.com.
 
  • Science Lab/STREAM Committee
  • Media Center Committee
  • Leadership Development Program Committee
 
 
Update Your Contact Information
 
Have you moved recently? Other life changes? Update your contact information so you can stay in touch.
 
 
Class Reunions
 
Interested in helping plan your upcoming reunion? Contact us today!
 
1969 50th Reunion:
October 11, 2019
Springfield Country Club
 
1974 45th Reunion:
Tentatively November 15, 2019
Location TBD
 
1979 40th Reunion:
Fall 2019 - Location & Date TBD
 
1984 35th Reunion:
Fall 2019 - Location & Date TBD
 
1989 30th Reunion:
November 29, 2019
Anthony's at Paxon
 
1994 25th Reunion:
November 23, 2019
Anthony's at Paxon
 
1999 20th Reunion:
November 29, 2019
Barnaby's of Havertown
 
2004 15th Reunion
Fall 2019 - Location & Date TBD
 
2009 10th Reunion
July 13, 2019
Barnaby's of Havertown
 
Tickets on sale soon!
 
The Alumni Association is Growing!
 
 
Are you interested in helping?
 
We are in the process of growing and expanding our alumni board. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today.
 
Being a part of the alumni board includes the following:
- Attend 4 meetings throughout the school year.
- Serve on one subcommittee for alumni ran events
- Help spread the word about COHS and major events
- Attend major events when possible (Hall of Fame, Mane Event)
 
Are you interested in learning more or being a part of this group? Contact Aimee-Kate Braconnier today at akbraconnier@cohs.com.
 
 
Upcoming Events:
 
May 3rd: Klass with Kederis - Adult Trivia Night
May 7th: Performing Arts Immersion Day
May 15th: Day of Giving
May 21st: Spring Concert & Art Show
June 4th: Baccalaureate Mass
June 5th: Class of '69 walks at Graduation
June: O'Hara Fair - Dates & Info to Come!
 
 
Become involved today!
 
Contact:
Aimee-Kate Braconnier '06
Director of Alumni Relations & The O'Hara Fund
610-544-3800 Ext. 1887
 
March 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
 
Mane Event is Saturday!
 
Join us on Saturday,
March 23rd, 2019
7:00 to 11:00 PM
 
Paxon Hollow Country Club
850 Paxon Hollow Road 
Media, PA 19063
  
Alumni, parents, faculty and friends of Cardinal O'Hara High School -- Please join us for O'Hara's biggest event of the year!
This year’s theme is "March Madness" and the event will include dinner, drinks, silent auction and an evening of hoops fun!
 
 
 
Amazon Smile for COHS!
 
Support Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association when you shop on Amazon! Usesmile.amazon.com to donate back to COHS!
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
Charlie Waldecker '71 graciously sponsored 30 students and faculty (pictured below) at the annual Pennsylvanians for Human Life dinner on February 24. Charlie is a wonderful alum who has given back for years through hosting our students at the PHL dinner and sponsoring a junior student to attend the Freedoms Foundation's Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference through the Knights of Columbus Fr. Emil Kapaun Assembly 3274.
 
"Through Charlie's generosity, dozens of our students have had opportunities outside the classroom to enhance their faith, their leadership skills and their knowledge as citizens of the United States," commented Jay DeFruscio, President. "We are grateful to Charlie and the sponsoring organizations for all they do for our students today to prepare strong Catholic leaders for tomorrow."
 
 
Jonathan Joseph joins Media Police Force.
 
 
Grace Mancini won a gold medal in the 3,000 meters to lead the La Salle University women's track and field team on the final day of the Atlantic 10 Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships 
 
 
 
Highlight on Trish Juhline Brunner in the Philadelphia Inquirer
 
 
 
Alumni Band Members walk with COHS at Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade
 
 
Class of 1969 50th Reunion
 
Save the dates! The Class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Look out for a letter to arrive in your mailbox with details.
 
Walk at the 2019 Graduation with your classmates: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Neumann University
 
Reunion Weekend: October 11 & 12, 2019
 
 
Join a Committee!
 
We are looking for alumni to join the following committees. If interested, please contact Jen Tuberosa at jtuberosa@cohs.com.
 
  • Science Lab/STREAM Committee
  • Media Center Committee
  • Leadership Development Program Committee
 
 
Update Your Contact Information
 
Have you moved recently? Other life changes? Update your contact information so you can stay in touch.
 
 
 
Upcoming Events at COHS
 
Interested in helping plan your upcoming reunion? Contact us today!
 
March 20, 2019: 7th Grade Visitation Day
March 23, 2019: Mane Event
May 15, 2019: Day of Giving
September 23, 2019: Golf Classic
September 28, 2019: All Class Reunion
October 25-26, 2019: Hall of Fame Weekend
 
 
Day of Giving
 
Support our Cardinal O'Hara community by donating to our O'Hara Fund. Our Day of Giving is May 15th but you can make a donation today!
 
 
February 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
 
Honoring Mr. Gardler
 
Please join us as we honor Coach Buddy Gardler on Sunday, February 10th at 2:30pm at the boys basketball game. Come and honor Coach Gardler as we reflect on his many contributions to O'Hara.
 
 
Help to plan your next reunion!
 
Be a part of planning your next class reunion! If you are celebrating a reunion year, please contact us so you can be part of the planning.
 
Contact:
 
#Lion4Life
 
Lions in Love
Throughout February, we will be featuring submissions of "Lions in Love".
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
 
Join a Committee
 
We are looking for alumni to join the following committees. If interested, please contact Jen Tuberosa at jtuberosa@cohs.com.
 
  • Science Lab/STREAM Committee
  • Media Center Committee
  • Leadership Development Program Committee
 
2019 Hall of Fame
Nominations close February 13, 2019
 
Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Mane Event!
Don't delay! This event will sell out!
 
Around the Halls at COHS
 
 
Six current students participated in the All Catholic Chorus Festival this past weekend! It was a beautiful concert! Congratulations to all of our students involved!
 
Last week, we celebrated Catholic Schools Week! Check out our Facebook to see all that we did as a school community to celebrate!
 
 
COHS was featured on The ClassH-Room starring Mr. DiBona, Fr. Masson, Mr. Coyne, Katie Till, Pat Burns and Chris Hillyer. Find the episode on the Fox29 App.
 
The COHS Choir traveled to St. Francis last week to celebrate their First Friday Mass and Catholic Schools Week.
 
 
Throughout Catholic Schools Week, we had the opportunity to visit Our Lady of Angels classrooms at COHS to spend time together. We also had many guests throughout the week who spent time with the COHS students. Fr. Steve Delacy and some seminarians visited with us to talk about vocations. #CSW2019
 
 
Support COHS Today!
 
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for all of those that supported O'Hara this year through a gift to our annual fund. 2018 was a record-breaking year for our annual fund and we look forward to all that 2019 will bring, including our Charlotte Drummond Media Center, our leadership center with programs for all students, a plan for STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics) that includes renovated learning spaces like science labs and so much more. Please consider making a gift to The O'Hara Fund to help us continue the pride, excellence and tradition of O'Hara for generations to come. #Lion4Life
 
Save the Dates
 
February 17th - Senior Fashion Show
February 28th - March 3rd - The Little Mermaid
March 19th - Career Day Get involved!
March 20th - 7th Grade Visitation Day
March 23rd - Mane Event at Paxon Hollow Country Club
January 2019 Alumni News
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
 
#LionsinLove
 
Did you meet your soulmate in the halls of Cardinal O'Hara? Maybe in English Class? Or through an extracurricular activity? Or later in life and realize your mutual O'Hara connection? We want to hear your story! Complete the questions below and send your pictures of then and now (up to 5 to possibly be featured) toakbraconnier@cohs.com by February 1, 2019.
 
 
 
Honor Your Favorite Teacher!
 
Was there a teacher or staff member at O'Hara who made a difference in your life? Is there someone who helped you make a decision about your future or inspired you? Tell us your story! 
 
Submissions are due January 22nd!
 
Submit pictures if you have them toakbraconnier@cohs.com
 
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
 
 
Julia C. Quindlen, '08, has completed the requirements for a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Her thesis is entitled "Mechano-to-Neural Transduction of the Pacinian Corpuscle
 
 
In Memory
 
We are sad to share the loss of longtime faculty member, Mr. John Peters. He was a great educator and will be greatly missed.
 
Thank you to the many alumni who have made contributions to Cardinal O'Hara in Mr. Peters name.
 
 
Submit a Hall of Fame Nomination
 
Cardinal O’Hara High School established the Hall of Fame in 1974 to recognize the outstanding athletic achievements of O’Hara alumni. In 1997, O’Hara president Msgr. Joseph McFadden resurrected the Hall of Fame with the help of Alumni Association President Bob McCaffrey ’68 and expanded the honor to include professional achievement and community service.
 
 
Around the Halls at COHS
 
 
380 students, faculty and staff participated in our Operation Santa Clause program this year. Nearly 400 children were adopted to help make their Christmas wishes come true. This beautiful O'Hara tradition has been going on for over 10 years. Thank you to Mrs. Commale and along with all those that made this possible!
More Pictures Below
 
Thank you to the many alumni who returned home to Cardinal O'Hara for O'Hara Family Christmas last month. It was a beautiful Mass and celebration. Special thanks to Joanna Morrison '01 and husband, Patrick, who shared their son, Mason Morrison, to portray Baby Jesus.
More Pictures Below
 
 
 
 
Support COHS Today!
 
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for all of those that supported O'Hara this year through a gift to our annual fund. 2018 was a record-breaking year for our annual fund and we look forward to all that 2019 will bring, including our Charlotte Drummond Media Center, our leadership center with programs for all students, a plan for STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics) that includes renovated learning spaces like science labs and so much more. Please consider making a gift to The O'Hara Fund to help us continue the pride, excellence and tradition of O'Hara for generations to come. #Lion4Life
 
Save the Dates
 
Catholic Schools Week - January 27th - February 1st
February 17th - Senior Fashion Show
February 28th - March 3rd - The Little Mermaid
March 19th - Career Day Get involved!
March 20th - 7th Grade Visitation Day
March 23rd - Mane Event at Paxon Hollow Country Club
November Alumni News from COHS
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
 
 
Reunion Season is Here!
 
Reunions have been schedule for the classes below celebrating a milestone year. Additional alumni events are also noted below. Be sure to add events and join us to celebrate being a #Lion4Life!
 
November 21: College Student Welcome Back Mass & Gathering
November 23: Class of 1998 Reunion
November 23: Class of 1993 Reunion
November 24: Class of 1983 Reunion
November 24: Class of 1988 Reunion
November 27: Giving Tuesday
December 1: Alumni Night at Mamma Mia
December 16: O'Hara Family Christmas
 
 
Congratulations Hall of Fame Class of 2018!
 
 
On October 20th, we welcomed six individuals and one team into our Cardinal O'Hara Hall of Fame. Joining us was a full house of guests to celebrate our honorees and support our Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the following:
 
Mike Arizin '72
Colonel Rich Breen '73
Frank Fitzpatrick '67
Denise Dillon '92
Michael Lyons '69
Robert Moran '68
The 1982 Boys Varsity Soccer Team
 
 
 
 
Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open
 
Cardinal O’Hara High School established the Hall of Fame in 1974 to recognize the outstanding athletic achievements of O’Hara alumni. In 1997, O’Hara president Msgr. Joseph McFadden resurrected the Hall of Fame with the help of Alumni Association President Bob McCaffrey ’68 and expanded the honor to include professional achievement and community service.
 
 
 
 
Laudable Lions
 
We're featuring 55 Laduable Lions from now until O'Hara Family Christmas in honor of our 55 Years of Pride, Excellence & Tradition. Do you know a #Lion4Life who has made a difference in our community and beyond who bleeds red and blue? Please send suggestions to Aimee-Kate Braconnier at akbraconnier@cohs.com.