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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.
 
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
Mamma Mia Coming to the COHS Stage
 
Tickets are now on sale for Cardinal O'Hara's production of Mamma Mia!Performances will take place November 29th - December 2nd.
 
Local elementary and middle school theater programs, as well as local community theater programs for children, are invited to join the Cardinal O'Hara High School Theater Society at a special event prior to their closing show of Mamma Mia on Sunday, December 2. Attendees will have the chance to meet the cast, crew and directors prior to the show and enjoy a pizza lunch prior to attending the 2:00 p.m. show in premium seating. For more info or to sign up, visit the link here.
 
Are you a Theater Alum? Join us for our Alumni Night on Friday, November 30th. Register online and a free ticket voucher will be sent to you! Register here!
 
 
 
Alumni Soccer Game
 
Calling all Soccer Alum! O'Hara will be hosting an Alum Soccer Thanksgiving Game on Saturday, November, 24th at 10:00am. All are welcome!
 
 
 
26th Annual O'Hara Family Christmas
 
Join us for our 26th Annual O'Hara Family Christmas celebrating the great students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Cardinal O'Hara.
Sunday, December 16, 2018, Mass at 5:00pm
 
 
Ornament Sale
 
At O'Hara Family Christmas, we will have Christmas trees displayed with personalized ornaments in memory or in honor of an individual. Ornaments can be purchased for a $25 donation each and personalized. Ornaments will be available for pick up at the end of the event. By displaying these ornaments, we can honor the many individuals that are a part of the O'Hara Family, both past and present, this Christmas season. 
 
Orders are being taken until December 7th. Complete your order by submitting the below form and then mailing or dropping off payment to O'Hara (Attention: Aimee-Kate Braconnier)
 
 
October Alumni Newsletter
 
Pride - Excellence - Tradition
 
 
Open House this Sunday
 
Join us this Sunday from 1:00- 3:30pm for our Open House. Spread the word to your family and friends about this opportunity to learn all about Cardinal O'Hara. Become a #Lion4Life!
 
 
 
Hall of Fame : October 20th
 
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.
 
Please join us next Saturday, October 20th at Cardinal O'Hara as we honor our new members of our Hall of Fame as well as Mr. John Caramanico, President of the Alumni Association, who will receive the inaugural Mark Cordes Impact Award.
 
 
 
 
 
All Class Reunion Success
 
Thank you to all who joined us for our All Class Reunion at Stinger's on the Waterfront on Saturday, September 29th. It was a great success celebrating with classmates and O'Hara friends!
 
Stay tuned for our Spring Alumni Event & 2019 All Class Date.
 
 
 
 
Alumni in the News
 
 
Alumni Calendar
 
Click on the links for specific class reunion details and tickets.
 
October 19-20:  Hall of Fame Weekend
November 16:   Class of 1973 Reunion  
November 21:  College Student Welcome Back Mass & Gathering
November 23: Class of 1993 Reunion
November 23:  Class of 1998 Reunion
November 24:  Class of 1983 Reunion
N ovember 24:   Class of 1988 Reunion
November 27:  Giving Tuesday
December 1:  Alumni Night at O'Hara Show
December 16:  O'Hara Family Christmas