On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Catholic Central students participated in the annual school wide GDK service day where they broke off into their homeroom groups and volunteered at different organizations.
On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Catholic Central students participated in the annual school wide GDK service day where they broke off into their homeroom groups and volunteered at different organizations.
On Wednesday, December 6, the defending D1 Champions, Catholic Central Shamrocks, hosted and defeated the 10X defending D2 Champions, Lowell Red Arrows, in the annual wrestling match, with a score of 33-21- The event was livestreamed by CC’s media club and can be viewed on the school’s YouTube channel.
Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Shamrock this year? We've got you covered! Here are the best gifts for moms, dads, alumni, grandparents, and all Shamrock lovers!
The Music Department held its annual Christmas Concert assembly in the gymnasium, featuring pieces from the jazz, concert, string orchestra, and symphony bands. The performance was livestreamed on the school’s YouTube channel and received a standing ovation once it finished.
On Wednesday, November 29, Catholic Central Finance Club members visited Invio Automation and Apothecary Coffee where they learned vital skills in entrepreneurship and accounting.
On November 15, Catholic Central students in Mr. David Baker’s Environmental Science class took a field trip to the Detroit Zoo to participate in a program about the ecosystem tailored just for them. During the trip, students studied moose bones to learn more about the wolves that hunt them.
The Lacrosse and Hockey programs at Catholic Central High School have teamed up to support two important organizations this Christmas: The Sanctum House and the Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL).
Todd Nadeau '80 lived and breathed basketball. The Catholic Central High School graduate even dreamed of playing D1 basketball in college. However, all of that changed in the blink of an eye the summer before his senior year. Read about Todd's incredible journey here.
On Tuesday, November 21, Detroit Catholic Central hosted the first-ever high school Esports assembly match against Macomb’s Dakota High School, winning four games in a best-out-of-seven match.
Videos and coverage from the event have gone viral on social media, attracting 10M+ views, 1M+ Likes, 100K+ shares, and over 5,380 comments. It has been shared by ESPN, SportsCenter, Whistle Sports and professional influencers, such as Jake Lucky and TJ Hitchings, a senior producer at Barstool Sports.
Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating a student at most private schools. This Giving Tuesday, consider contributing to Catholic Central's Annual Fund to provide students with the resources they need to maximize their education while keeping the cost of tuition affordable for families.
Catholic Central was awarded the first-time winner of the 8th Annual Alana Yaksich Catholic School Flu Vaccination Challenge with 88 in-school vaccinations. In total, 343 doses of the influenza vaccination were administered between all six participating schools.
Established in 1952, Boys’ Day allowed a group of teenage boys to take over the Detroit city government for a day, and it was inspired by the Catholic Central High School's Boys' Bowl game.
Catholic Central’s Director of Advancement, Dan Collins ‘84, was awarded the 2023 Carol McNish Service Award for his dedication to supporting Catholic education and helping young people with educational opportunities to reach their full potential.
At this year's Prep Bowl, 23 staff members and 30 students were honored for their years of service and 2024 Scholastic All-Catholic Award recognitions, respectively. Those in attendance included Social Sciences Teacher and Department Head, Aaron Rumberger, recognized for 25 years, and Assistant Principal, David Lewis, recognized for 40 years.
Catholic Central’s GDK program teaches valuable life lessons to young Shamrocks, helping them grow into future leaders and enhancing their success in the real world after graduation.
It’s one of the many ways CC goes above and beyond for its students, proving that a young man’s high school years are highly formative and instrumental in shaping his future.
Read on to learn more about the GDK program at Catholic Central High School, and how it helps turn young men into future fathers, husbands, and leaders.
On December 5, Max Stossel from Social Awakening will be hosting a live Zoom Q&A session at 6 pm EST about the dangers of social media as a follow-up from his assembly at CC last year titled “We’ve Been Sneaking Into Your Brain.”
The 12th Annual Eating For A Cause event was held at the Texas de Brazil in Detroit in support of the Dominique Fischer ’05 Memorial Foundation. During the event, Domonique’s parents gifted a check in the amount of $15,000 to CC to help young men fulfill their dreams of a CC education.
On Saturday, November 11, the Shamrock STEM Ambassador Corps student organization launched a new monthly STEM Career Series, featuring kickoff speaker Mohammed Alghurabi, Senior Project Manager of the Gordie Howe Bridge.
On November 8, 25 students from the Rocks Vitae Club attended the 2023 Michigan March For Life at the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing to advocate for pro-life. The Rocks Vitae Club meets every Wednesday morning, and all grade levels are welcome to join.
Last Thursday, the Alumni Association visited Ford’s Garage restaurant in Dearborn for the University of Michigan – Dearborn Campus Crusade. The event attracted several Catholic Central High School graduates, including Ford Garage’s Head Executive Chef, Darin Thompson ’86.
During the Memorial Blessing, former Shamrock and military veteran Bryan Abell presented Catholic Central High School with a memorial American Flag. The flag was flown over the American base in Syria and presented to CC for its support of Bryan’s non-profit, the Stronger Warrior Foundation.
Kairos is a Greek word that means “the Lord’s time.” The Kairos retreat program is offered at many – but not all - Catholic schools, and each may run their programs differently, based on the needs and impact of its students.
On Sunday, November 5, Catholic Central High School held its annual 8th grade open house from 10 am until 12 pm, attracting nearly 1,000 people from 75 middle schools and 42 cities throughout the Metro Detroit area. The next open house is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th, and all grades are welcome.
On Saturday, November 4, the Catholic Central Alumni Association visited Adrian College for its annual Campus Crusade and cheered on Jack Sasiela ’19 during his last home game.
On Sunday, October 29, the Catholic Central Alumni Association held its annual Memorial Mass and Breakfast. The mass and breakfast are held in correlation with The Feast of All Saints.
On Friday, October 27, Shamrocks attended the University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Engineering and Science’s 10th Annual Research Symposium at the school’s main campus in downtown Detroit to learn about research projects from undergraduate and graduate students.
Shamrocks collected 4,400 canned foods and raised $6,608 in donations during the Student Activities Department’s annual canned food drive.
On Friday, November 10, the Shamrocks For Veterans Club will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Memorial Blessing at the Lest We Forget Veterans Memorial to honor those who have served.
On Thursday, November 2, over 15 Catholic Central alumni attended the annual MSU Campus Crusade held at Pizza House in East Lansing for complimentary dinner and refreshments. Alumni had a chance to catch up with each other, enjoy a free meal, and continue the tradition of CC fellowship and brotherhood.
Students David Kibbey, Chase Ziegler, and Drew Lehnert are organizing a charity event benefiting Toys For Tots, hosted at The Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton, Michigan, on December 2, 2023. The students are founders of the Northville Concours d'Elegance, the first youth-focused fancy car show in the nation, featuring over 40 youth judges.
Tom Mach, former Head Coach of Catholic Central's football program, served as a guest speaker for the student club Shamrock I.D. and emphasized the importance of prioritizing God in one's life. Shamrock I.D. meets regularly to help students develop their Christian identity as Catholic Central men.
In this article, we discuss the benefits of stepping outside your comfort zone and how Detroit Catholic Central High School encourages student growth.
On Monday, October 23, a human trafficking survivor from the Sanctum House Sanctuary spoke to students in Mr. Dave Wilson’s Contemporary Social Issues class, bringing awareness to the topic, explaining preventive measures, and answering questions.
On Wednesday, October 25, students attended an assembly on opioid addiction during homeroom featuring guest speakers from Fentanyl Fathers. Speakers informed students about the dangers of fentanyl and the best preventative measures to take to avoid addiction.
Seniors Joseph Abramoski and Oliver Kammeraad earned composite scores of 36 with Patricio Ezdebski scoring a 36 superscore on the ACT during the 2022-2023 school year.
According to the 2022 National ACT Profile Report, less than approximately 0.25 percent of test takers earn a 36 on their ACT.
As a parent, choosing the right school for your son is one of the most critical decisions you will make for his academic and personal development.
You want to provide your child with the best possible educational experience that aligns with his needs and goals.
Here are six essential questions to ask when selecting the perfect school for your son and why you should consider Detroit Catholic Central High School.
Detroit Catholic Central High School Freshman Jonathon Creen, along with the help of Nurse Laura Helm, is honoring National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by hosting a Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, October 28 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event will be held on the school’s campus at 27225 Wixom Road, Novi, Michigan 48374. There will be a drop-off tent located at the front drive.
Detroit Catholic Central High School’s Athletic Department attended the “We Get To Inspire” speaker series featuring Best Selling Author Jon Gordon on October 17. The Get-To Foundation honors the legacy of Ben Jones, a Hillsdale college athlete who inspired others to consider obstacles as opportunities by shifting one’s mindset from “have to” to “get to.”
The Finance Club recently celebrated a monumental milestone, reaching a total of $200,000 in their portfolio.
Detroit Catholic Central High School is excited to welcome Chris Okoye ’14 as Coordinator of Diversity, Student Engagement, and Community Outreach.
On Friday, October 13th, Detroit Catholic Central High School Alumni Dr. Patrick Hammer presented to students in Rebecca Mulrooney’s class about his career in Aerospace Engineering and job as a Research Air Space Engineer at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory. He hopes to encourage more young men to pursue careers in the aerospace field, whether it is in STEM, the military, Air Force, or another branch of service.
Detroit Catholic Central High School earned a spot on the AP® School Honor Roll for the 2022 – 2023 school year.
The AP® School Honor Roll program recognizes a school’s effort to prepare students for college culture by providing opportunities to earn college credit and maximize their college readiness.
Owen Young ‘25 says he happened to find his passion for aviation at 12 years old when a family friend shared their experience about their involvement in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
For the second year in a row, Catholic Central Spanish Honor Spanish Society Students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month to promote the importance of learning the Spanish language. The month-long celebration runs from September 15th until October 15th.
Runners who participated in Detroit Catholic Central’s 26th Annual Shamrock Shuffle raised over $12,923.13 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. This year’s donations topped last year’s record-breaking amount of $11,902, proving the Shamrock spirit continues to thrive year after year.
In October 2023, Detroit Catholic Central High School became a MI HEARTSafe School. The award program began in 2013 and helps keep student athletes safe by screening for sudden cardiac death of the young (SCDY). The condition occurs when a young, seemingly healthy person suddenly dies from cardiac arrest or an unknown incident not related to drugs, suicide, trauma, homicide or long-term illness.
Members of the Finance Club board at Catholic Central left school on Wednesday, September 20 to attend a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club. The guest speaker for this meeting was Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase Bank. Nine students, accompanied by Mr. Griffin, one of the Finance Club moderators, embarked on an eye-opening field trip.
On Saturday, September 23, the Detroit Red Wings Alumni will face off against the Detroit Catholic Central Alumni in a charity hockey game to raise funds for the Whaley Children’s Center. The event has been organized by CC senior Matthew Kuzner, class of '24.
Catholic Central is incredibly proud to announce the names of our 2023-2024 National Merit Semifinalists!
Detroit Catholic Central High School, in collaboration with Pure Barre Novi, is proud to announce the success of their first annual fundraising event held on August 19th in support of the Kiefer Foundation. With over 100 enthusiastic attendees and the generous contributions of community sponsors, the event raised an impressive $2,500.
This summer, Latin students from Mr. Cornish's classes traveled to Europe as part of a cultural immersion opportunity.
Dr. Donald E. Jablonski '61, DO, FAODME, FACOFP, was recently honored with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of osteopathic family medicine.
Among the 140 member senior class - the Class of 1951 - was an ambitious graduate named Harold Lloyd Brock. Harold matriculated to CC from the east side of Detroit where he attended St. John Berchmans school and parish. Harold loved his time at CC and cherished his experience. He was an active student who participated in the French Club, the school Drama Program including the production of Detective Story his senior year, the Monogram Club, and Football.
Loyalty: this virtue has been the guiding force in Isaac Hester’s life.
Brennan Smith ’27 is the fourth generation of the Smith family to enroll at Catholic Central, and younger brother Kellan is only a few years behind him! We asked Craig ’67, Brian ’94, Brennan ’27, and Kellan (hopeful ’30) a few questions on their CC experience. Be sure to scan the QR code to view their full responses!
After two decades of unwavering commitment, Athletics Coordinator Nancy Johnson is bidding farewell to CC. Johnson played an integral role in the success of athletics, assisting an astounding 37 state championship-winning teams. Her unwavering commitment and tireless efforts behind the scenes have been instrumental in nurturing a culture of excellence and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship among the athletic department.
As the bustling heart of a community, businesses often become synonymous with the spirit and values of the people they serve. Orin Jewelers, a name that resonates with elegance and trust, has been a cornerstone of the community for several decades.
Meet the new Alumni Executive Board as they share on what Catholic Central means to them.
In its 38th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade announced Kyle Pierson ‘23 as Gatorade Michigan Boys Soccer Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season. This recognition marks not only Pierson's exceptional athletic prowess, but also his academic achievements and exemplary character, both on and off the field.
Detroit Free Press featured Coach Magni on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award June 20, 2023, 7 PM at the Fillmore.
The Indiana Robotics Invitational s a prestigious invitation only competition where the best teams from around the world are invited to compete over the summer on the 2023 Charged Up! competition. The Shambots made the cut of a select invite list out of over 100 team applications. Part of the team will travel to Lafayette, IN July 6-8 to compete.
Varsity Academic Team competed against 304 schools in Atlanta, GA at the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament May 26 and May 27. The Varsity A team finished the preliminary games with a 7-3 record and qualified for the double-elimination playoffs. After losing in the opening round in the playoffs, the team rallied to win five consecutive games, including a win over #6 ranked Kinkaid (TX) to take 8th in the country. The team consisted of senior captain Will Carstens, who was named one of the tournament all-stars, and sophomores Nick Murray, Jacob Barta, and Ben Yancey.
Read the recent academic team coverage by Neal Rubin of the Detroit Free Press.
Congratulations to the remarkable Detroit Catholic Central High School Class of 2023 on a triumphant 95th Commencement!
Detroit Catholic Central High School celebrates the top 10 scholars from the Class of 2023, by GPA, for exemplifying academic excellence, leadership, and dedication throughout their high school journey. Congratulations to our outstanding scholars
On Thursday, May 11, 2023, Detroit Catholic Central recognized the academic excellence of over 450 students at the annual Academic Awards Banquet.
Watch to learn about the DCC Lacrosse program through the lens of Basil Bowl, a competition between CC and one of its Basilian brother schools, St. Michaels College School in Toronto.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we interviewed our faculty member who has been at Catholic Central the longest - Counselor Mr. Alan Barker
The Detroit Catholic Central Annual Art Show showcased artwork from all levels of the art program during Fine Arts Week
Drama Club presented its production of Larry Shue’s outrageous comedy, The Nerd, in celebration of Fine Arts Week April 28 and April 29.
Detroit Catholic Central's Fifth Annual Poetry Night was a true celebration of creativity, bringing together students, faculty, and the wider community to appreciate the power of poetry.
On their 50th anniversary of graduation, members of the Class of 1973 bring us up to date.
Catholic Central High School students recently attended the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. HOSA - Future Health Professionals is a club for students interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare industry. The event, which took place from April 26-29, brought together over 2,500 students from across the state to compete in more than 50 different events. Nine Catholic Central students participated in the competition and showcased their skills and knowledge in various events.
34th Annual Alumni Dinner and All Classes Reunion Honors Frank Jonna '67 and Dr. Larry Schenden '79 with the Fr. Canning F. Harrison, CSB Distinguished Alumnus Award
Robert Minnick '24 had never played trumpet until he came to Catholic Central where he found his passion for playing in the band and is now a drum major.
Detroit Catholic Central DECA recently competed at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando. A total of 15 Shamrocks competed at the highest level, and two teams in the Virtual Business Challenge placed 8th and 12th respectively. Additionally, the chapter earned 4th place in the National Muscular Dystrophy Association Fundraising Challenge.
The 2023 FIRST Robotics season saw the CC Shambots FRC team 5907 celebrating a new level of success with the team winning two blue banners and awards at both the state and world championships.
The Catholic Central Music Department performed its annual spring concert assembly April 27, ahead of the department's formal concert for the broader community May 7, 7 PM at Mercy High School.
Eleven students involved in Catholic Central's Order of Christian Initiation of Teens entered the Catholic Church Wednesday, April 26 during an all-school Mass celebrated by Bishop Hanchon.
Andrew Kil '23 represented Michigan at the 2023 National Oratorical Contest April 21-23 in Indianapolis.
Sam Michael's Menswear Representative Dennis Young spoke on the topic "Dress for Success: Appearance Does Matter". With over 50 years of experience in the men's clothing industry, Mr. Young shared his insights on the importance of appearance in all aspects of life, wardrobe building, fit, tailoring, and quality. He also provided tips on what constitutes business casual and how to ace your next interview.
MUN sees successful year as program grows
Opinion piece by Theology Teacher Mr. Paul Stuligross, featured in Detroit Catholic
Documentary filmmaker, Tyler Besh ‘09, came back to CC to speak to Jennifer Teed’s film production classes about his new documentary, A Techno Tragedy, and share an early cut of the film.
Catholic Central is honored to have been awarded the Diamond Food Donor Award by Loaves and Fishes of Southwest Detroit, presented by LFSD Board Members April 18, 2023. LFSD is a non-profit collaborative providing small pantries with the funding to assist residents in Detroit in breaking the cycle of hunger.
David Kibbey '24, Chase Ziegler '24, and Drew Lehnert '24 were featured on the cover of The Ville Magazine for their efforts in organizing the Northville Concours d’Elegance.
Varsity academic team competed in the 2023 NAQT State Championship Tournament at the University of Michigan, securing their 12th consecutive state championship.
The CC Shambots had a great showing this past weekend in the Michigan State Championships!
After graduating from Catholic Central in 1979, Larry attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983. After ND, he went on to the University of Michigan Medical School, graduating with a M.D. degree in 1987.
Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Frank’s family immigrated to Detroit, Michigan when he was 6 months old; he was one of seven children.
Follow along with the Detroit Catholic Central Hockey Program as they win the MHSAA Division 1 State Title and set new records in the process.
We return to Head Coach Mitch Hancock '00 as he reflects on a successful season, celebrating a MHSAA D1 State Championship and 7 individual state champions. This year's team title sets the MHSAA record for most state titles from one high school in Division 1.
The CC Shambots won the Livonia Championship for the third time, this time as the Captain, qualifying them for the state championship held in Saginaw. The team finished strongly as the #1 team in the qualifier round. Students designed, built, programmed, tested, trained, and executed at the highest level. The bot is strong and ready for Saginaw next weekend.
Brandon Naurato '03 Named Permanent Head Coach of Michigan Hockey
Eleven students journeying through the Order of Christian Initiation of Teens (OCIT) at Catholic Central participated in the scrutinies with the support of their classmates during grade-level prayer services held March 30 in the chapel. The scrutinies, rites with roots dating back to the early Church, mark a final step in the students' preparation to be received into the Catholic Church on April 26 at an all school Mass celebrated by Bishop Hanchon of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Detroit Catholic Central High School welcomed Kathy Tosoian, MA, LPC, Director of Educational Services and Youth Development with Dale Carnegie Courses offered by Will Enterprises, Inc., to campus on Friday, March 31. Tosoian led a workshop on how to disagree agreeably, providing students with valuable tools to maintain harmony while acknowledging disagreements.
Four students competed in the Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit on March 15, representing Catholic Central with pride as they competed against hundreds of other high school students throughout the Metro Detroit area.
Congratulations to schoolwide champion Andrew Schenk '24, who represented CC in the Poetry Out Loud State Championship, held in East Lansing on March 3-4!
Andrew Kil ‘23 recently won the 2023 American Legion Department of Michigan's Oratorical Contest marking his second year in a row winning this competition.
Detroit Catholic Central High School congratulates Luke Heldke ‘23 for achieving the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America on February 28. The path to becoming an Eagle Scout is a challenging one that requires dedication, commitment, and hard work. In fact, only four percent of scouts have earned the rank since the organization’s inception in 1911.
Catch some of the highlights from our Incoming Student Night, where our newest Shamrock families came together to celebrate! With 250 families currently registered, it's shaping up to be an amazing class, and there is still time for you to join!
Detroit Catholic Central welcomed home over 45 alumni CC Hockey players and their families for a fun-filled, competitive day of CC Hockey and camaraderie Sunday at USA Hockey Arena, the home of Catholic Central Hockey.
The 17th season of the Catholic Central Alumni Association Basketball League (AABL) concluded on March 26, with the annual finals and family gathering at CC. Thank you to all the players and family members for making this year’s season a great success and one filled with many fun memories!
The Shamrock Bar Association gathered Thursday at Catholic Central for its spring meeting. The gathering included Mass, camaraderie, and a discussion on the topic of “Michigan Estate Planning Law, An Overview of Consideration for You and Your Clients.”
Maintaining his #1 state ranking, Laing now continues onto the Junior Olympic National Championships this April at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He is on the cusp of being part of the US Olympic development team for shooting sports, with a chance to be part of the Paris 2024 Olympics for Team USA.
Max Stossel spoke to Catholic Central students in an all-school assembly Monday about the pitfalls of social media. Stossel spoke specifically about how these apps are designed to be addictive and some of the negative ways that they can impact our self-image, relationships with friends, family, and those around us.
The CC Spirit was alive and well at the 2023 Florida Reunion on March 18. The atmosphere, weather, CC camaraderie, food, and hospitality of the Sharky’s on the Pier staff and Pachota Family was top notch at our annual gathering in sunny Florida!
Evan Kinter ‘23 achieved a major milestone recently by earning the distinguished Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America. His accomplishment shows determination and dedication and encompasses leadership skills, service to the community, and skill-building activities. Through this process, Evan has gained essential life skills needed to become successful as he goes through life.
Detroit Catholic Central High School welcomed back alumnus Pete Davis '95, President & CEO of IMPACT Management Services, on Friday, March 17 as part of the school's DRIVE Development Day series. The series brings professional learning opportunities to students across grade levels to hone their leadership skills and gain real-world experience.
Integrated Design Solutions (IDS), designers of the George & Mary Turek Hall of Science, spoke to students interested in architecture careers as part of the Career Conferences series sponsored by the Counseling and Advancement & Alumni Relations Offices.
The Detroit Catholic Central High School Symphony Band and String Orchestra competed in the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association's District Festival on March 9 at Thurston High School.
Detroit Catholic Central DECA attended the DECA state conference in Detroit from March 9-11 , competing in numerous events at the State Career Development Conference. The CC DECA chapter earned three chapter awards including the 2023 "Gimmie 5" award recognizing our continued commitment to increase our student membership.
Detroit Catholic Central Hockey defeated Brighton 3-0 in the 2023 Michigan High School Athletic Association D1 State Championship Saturday night at USA Hockey Arena before 4,090 fans, marking four consecutive state championship wins for Shamrock Hockey. The program made MHSAA history, being the first team in the 49-year history of the MHSAA tournament to shutout their opponent throughout. The win marks Catholic Central's 95th MHSAA state championship win in school history.
Detroit Catholic Central High School welcomed Inspirational Speaker Jacob Brown on March 8 to speak to students about the importance of embracing failure and using it as a stepping stone to success. Brown spoke to the students about the benefits of taking risks, learning from mistakes, and never giving up.
Learn about the Detroit Catholic Central High School DRIVE fundraiser through the lens of the success of the 2023 school year where the students raised $802,814.13 for tuition assistance.
Detroit Catholic Central High School launched its 2022-2023 DRIVE Development Day series March 3, beginning with guest speaker Monish Verma, a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist with over 25 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Verma is Managing Partner at Vardhan Wealth Management, an independent wealth management firm based in Farmington Hills.
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) season kicked off in January, and the CC Shambots are moving into high gear.
Eleven students journeying through the Order of Christian Initiation of Teens (OCIT) at Catholic Central traveled to the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit this weekend along with their sponsors to celebrate the Rite of Election with Archbishop Vigneron and hundreds of fellow catechumens and candidates across the archdiocese.
Detroit Catholic Central congratulates Eric D. McPherson ‘83, who was sworn in as a new member of the road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board.
Harrison Nguyen’s interest in medicine began as a child. He knew from an early age that he wanted to help people live the best lives they could. Now, having earned his medical degree in 2018 and board certified in dermatology, he is currently on a Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Nguyen is living out his mission to bring cures to those who need it most.
Brian Chaney ‘91, CEO of Chane Reaction Counseling Services, returned home to Catholic Central on Wednesday, February 8 to share his life journey and provide students a glimpse into the world of social work and counseling.
Richard Kuzma '61 returned home to Catholic Central February 6 to speak to students in the finance club. Mr. Kuzma provided insights into career options within finance and shared real-life experiences from his career as a CFO.
Andrew Bianchi ‘23 picked up a trumpet for the first time at the start of Beginning Band his freshman year. Now a senior, Bianchi has advanced to Symphony Band, overcoming challenges and learning important skills along the way. Bianchi shares how the program has impacted him and advice to students who may be considering music at Catholic Central:
From Student Activities, Aluminator Editor-in-Chief, to coaching, Mr. Mike Carrier '06 embodies Christ through living out Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge each and every day.
Josh Lassaline ‘23 has always been inspired by his dad; early on in his education, he joined Cub Scouts, eventually progressing to Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in sixth grade with the goal to complete his Eagle rank
Michael Rose '03, Associate Director of Ground Vehicles Robotics for Army Future Command, returned home to Catholic Central on Tuesday, January 31 to share his career journey with students interested in engineering. The talk was part of the Career Conferences series sponsored by the Counseling and Advancement Offices.
Join Head Coach Stephen Juncaj '18 as he prepares the Esports team for the fall championship tournaments in Rocket League and Super Smash Bros.
Detroit Catholic Central High School welcomed Emagine CEO Paul Glantz to speak to students in the finance, DECA, and business student organizations Tuesday, January 23. The visit provided an opportunity for students to learn from one of the industry's leading entrepreneurs and gain insight into the world of business.
Shamrocks pack the stands for sporting events as much as ever, but the CC Media Team exposes the games to those who cannot attend in person. Juniors Josh Rothert and Lucas Jraiche are at the forefront of broadcasting the games, with Rothert delivering play-by-play and Jraiche providing color commentary. The two provide vivid analysis for what takes place on the field.
Catholic Central welcomed back home over 45 alumni hockey players for a good dose CC camaraderie and fellowship January 21. Alumni and their families gathered at USA Arena on the Mitchel Kiefer Memorial Rink, the home of Catholic Central Hockey.
Catholic Central Senior David Creen's Eagle Scout project was a true testament to his commitment to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). An Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program. To qualify, David worked tirelessly for weeks through the pandemic, gathering supplies and organizing volunteers, in order to create a beautiful patio of pavers surrounding the flagpole at his former school, Spiritus Sanctus Academy in Ann Arbor. Through hard work and dedication, David successfully completed his Eagle Scout project in 2020, but says it was a long time coming to be able to fully complete his vision.
Detroit Catholic Central High School today announced Justin Cessante ’99 has been named the 13th head coach in school history.
The Advancement Office hosted a successful Red Wings night on January 12 as part of the CC Family Days Series, bringing together current families and alumni to foster community and camaraderie.
This Christmas, Catholic Central Marching Band traveled to Europe to perform as well as soak in the once in a lifetime cultural experience alongside family and friends.
Joshua Gandy '13 is an Ironman contestant, “The Power of a Growth Mindset” podcast co-founder, and a former four-year collegiate track & field athlete at North Caroline State. Now, he works within STEM to bridge the technology gap with communities of color.
Entire Student Body Certified by Spring 2026
Follow Head Coach Mitch Hancock '00 as he prepares the wrestling team to compete in the 2022-2023 assembly dual.
The George and Mary Turek Hall of Science is scheduled to finish construction in 2024. To better prepare Catholic Central for this giant leap forward in technology and educational tools is Amy Ely, Catholic Central’s new Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Brothers Anthony Tomey ’99 and Michael Tomey ’07 are building an enterprise that strengthens their family and their community. It started nearly 20 years ago when Anthony was playing baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization and Michael was a student at Our Lady of Sorrows. The family purchased their first Jimmy John's store at Grand River and Haggerty Road in Novi.
CC President Ed Turek '85 wishes you a Merry Christmas on behalf of the Catholic Central faculty and staff in this Christmas video message.
Detroit Catholic Central Student Activities hosted a December gift drive, supporting C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Shamrocks collected 365 toys and $3,267 for children in the hospital this Christmas. Catholic Central students average nearly 35,000 hours of community service per school year.
Detroit Catholic Central High School was proud to celebrate Basilian Scholastic Mr. David Basil as he was instituted to the role of acolyte, in addition to recognizing 10 students in the Order of Christian Initiation for Teens (OCIT) Rite of Welcome and Acceptance December 8 on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
The Catholic Central music department held its annual Christmas concert assembly for the student body on the morning of Monday, December 5, under the baton of Mr. Logan Bonathan '07
Join our President, Ed Turek '85, for a Thanksgiving message and campus update. Support Catholic Central this Thanksgiving season by joining the 1928 Club, Catholic Central’s exclusive recurring giving program.
More than 1,000 students, faculty, and staff of Detroit Catholic Central High School participated in an annual day of service across Southeast Michigan Wednesday, with 37 groups serving in Detroit and surrounding areas ahead of Thanksgiving.
Shamrocks collected $4,032 and over 5,000 food items in support of Loaves & Fishes of Southwest Detroit and Grace Center of Hope in Pontiac during the month of November.
Catholic Central celebrates the Basilian Bicentennial and recaps the Meet & Greet honoring the Basilian Fathers at Catholic Central on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
A Detroit Catholic Central student group that allows students to formally join the Catholic Church continues to gain popularity. This year, ten members have joined the school’s Order of Christian Initiation for Teens (OCIT) program. It is modelled after the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and prepares students for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and the eucharist.
Mr. Rudy Seichter '59 spoke with business and marketing students Wednesday, sharing tips and life lessons learned after a successful career in the business world. Seichter primarily spoke on his time managing the sales department for a computer company in a pre-personal computer era.
Alumni guest speakers Private 1st Class Maxwell Bartol ‘18 and Walbridge Group Vice President Mr. John Linenberg '89, PE, LEED AP BD+C met with students interested in the Army and engineering, respectively.
Ms. Jennifer Sprys-Tellner has joined the guidance department as a college and career resources counselor. Ms. Sprys-Tellner will help students with all aspects of the college admissions process; she will work tirelessly to send every student on the right path for them.
Detroit Catholic Central National Honor Society (NHS) inductions took place Thursday, October 21, 2022 in the Robert Santello ‘58 Gymnasium. Parents and students gathered as Guidance Counselor and NHS Moderator Mr. Alan Barker, Principal Fr. Patrick Fulton, and Vice Principal Mr. David Lewis welcomed inductees into the society.
Named after the Greek word meaning “God’s time”, Kairos invites students to step back from the challenges of teenage life as they examine their relationships with God, family, friends, and sel
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Spanish teacher Jennifer Manriquez interviewed three students to hear how they celebrate their heritage.
Detroit Catholic Central's 25th annual Shamrock Shuffle, a charitable run by faculty and students, raised a record-breaking total of $11,902 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan
In honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10, guest speaker Mr. Chris Okoye ‘14, Social Studies Teacher and Freshman Moderator Mr. Ben Herman ‘98, and Athletic Director Mr. Aaron Babicz ‘93 spoke to students during homeroom assemblies on their personal journeys in mental wellness.
Mr. joe Lemieux takes on the role of head coach and program director of FIRST Robotics at CC
The road to Eagle Scout within the Boy Scouts of America is no easy process. In fact, only four percent of scouts have earned the rank since the organization’s inception in 1911. Catholic Central is proud to recognize countless student and alumni Eagle Scouts, including Jacob McKee ‘23.
The Most Reverend Byrnes celebrated Mass, met with students, and toured campus.
Alumni speakers Travis Charette ‘10, Ken Dabrowski ‘60, and Dr. Matthew Confer ‘13 shared expertise with students in their selective fields
Finance club members attended the Detroit Economic Club's annual Auto Show Luncheon, hosted by CEO of Delta Airlines
23 total scholars recognizes for national achievement
23 students total recognized nationally for scholastic achievement
23 total students recognized nationally for academic excellence
This spring, 22 Catholic Central students won the Global Seal of Biliteracy based on AP Spanish exam achievements. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is an international credential awarded to individuals displaying proficiency with language skills in two or more languages.
Freshman William Drake Patterson says believing in yourself and having confidence in your ability is critical to achieving success. This powerful statement was delivered to more than 1,000 students from across the Midwest earlier this summer at the Jack and Jill of America Mid-Western Region Teen Conference.
Mrs. McSweeney comes to us with an extensive background in education and in parochial school admissions.
When Rebecca Mulrooney began her career as an engineer, she had no idea it would lead her to teaching high school, but Mrs. Mulrooney says that she has never felt more purpose in what she does.
Matthew Doneth '12 is on the forefront of changing the narrative for those who stutter.
Spotlight on Fine Arts Teacher Jennifer Teed and an inside look at the student media team, Shamrock United Network
The Detroit Catholic Central Academic Team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia May 27, emerging victorious as the national champions at the High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) of the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT). The win secures the program’s fifth national championship win and first HSNCT Championship win since 2001.
Detroit Catholic Central recognizes the academic excellence of our top 10 students from the Class of 2022.
Students host field day for 90 elementary students at the Academy of the Americas, a bilingual public school in Southwest Detroit
Spotlight on Colin Harris ‘22, the brains behind the 2022 DRIVE video games and app development
Catholic Central DECA finished second in the nation for the DECA MDA National Fundraising Challenge, competing against approximately 3,200 high schools. Additionally, the three-man sophomore team, J-Cubed, finished third in the Virtual Business Entrepreneurship event.
Antonio Biggs ’22 has attended 561 Catholic Central varsity sports events, a record (unofficially) that he holds (as far as anyone knows). As Biggs nears graduation, he feels that he could not have spent the last four years in a better way.
Roshi Turner '25 invited by USA Swimming to take part in National Diversity Select Camp at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
Bronze medal-winning Olympian, US Amateur Open Champion, and eight-time state championship winning wrestling coach to receive league’s highest honor.
Catholic Central welcomed Wisetta Dolsey from Five Star School of Etiquette for a workshop on first impressions Friday, April 29. Dolsey coached students on mastering the etiquette skills necessary to excel in any social or professional setting and making a lasting first impression on a date, job interview, or interaction with a professor.
Pinto spoke to students interested in medicine April 25 as part of CC’s Career Conferences series.
Pulitzer Prize winner Bryan Gruley ‘75 returned to Catholic Central April 12 to speak with current students interested in writing and journalism as part of Catholic Central’s DRIVE Development Day series.
Over 50 students sharpened their leadership skills with Dale Carnegie 9 Steps to Becoming a Successful Leader on Friday, April 8, through DRIVE Development Days. Kathy Tosoian, MA, LPC, Director of Education Services & Youth Development, coached students in speaking skills and confidence.
James Burns ‘04 and Mitch Eisenstein ‘05 spoke to students interested in careers in financial planning, accounting, and sports management on March 15 as a part of CC’s Career Conferences series.
Founder of BD’s Mongolian Barbeque and Grill and CC Alumnus Billy Downs III ‘84 spoke to students interested in entrepreneurship on April 5 as a part of CC’s Career Conferences series.
Catholic Central welcomed Michigan State University Football Director of Player Engagement Darien Harris to kick off our 2022 DRIVE Development Day series on Friday, April 1. Harris discussed Michigan State's NIL program "Evergreen" and what high school athletes should be doing now to shape their brand and image.
Alumni Fred Lauck ‘61 and Michael Meister ‘83 recently visited forensic science classes to share practical applications in related fields.
Spencer Hicks ‘09 spoke to students interested in careers in engineering on March 29 as a part of CC’s Career Conference series.
John Rehm ‘86 spoke to students interested in careers in marketing and advertising on March 23 as a part of CC’s Career Conferences series.
Andrew Kil '23 heads to the American Legion High School Oratorical National Competition for a chance to take home the first-place scholarship prize of $25,000.
Catholic Central Alumni Kyle Smith ‘04 and Corrigan O’Donohue ‘87 spoke to students interested in careers in law services, law enforcement, and city planning on March 16 as a part of CC’s Career Conferences series.
Seniors involved in campus ministry broke Focus: Hope's record for the most food boxes packed by a volunteer, filling up 30 pallets, which equates to 1,650 boxes of food and lives impacted.
Dr. Grant Prior, DDS ‘14 spoke to students interested in dental and medical careers February 16 as a part of CC’s Career Conference series.
Despite the towering responsibility of being a full-time student, part-time business owner, and newly inducted city council member, all while dealing with the tragic passing of his father, Casey remains humble, confident and joyful – traits he learned from his father and teachings he says learned at Catholic Central.
Five Students Nominated to Service Academies
The assembly match serves as an opportunity for Shamrock Wrestling to share its love for the sport with the wider Catholic Central community. While each year’s assembly match typically raises funds for a community need, this year’s cause was clear: honoring the lives lost last week at Oxford High School.
The Catholic Central music department held its annual Christmas concert assembly for the student body on the morning of Monday, December 6, 2021. The performance was an abbreviated version of the concert held for the broader community on the night prior, featuring the concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and symphonic band.