Summer Happenings from St. Paul

There are a number of St. Paul Alums and current students who have shared news of “going ons” outside of St. Paul. We have captured a number of them here. Enjoy!!!

If you know of any additional SP alum or current student happenings please share with Melissa Lindquist, Marketing and Communications Associate at mlindquist@spchs.com.

 

Addison Davis ’19 was crowned Miss Polonia Teen USA. It was a very long day and night in NYC but she did it! She competed in 3 categories. Swimsuit /Fitness, Cocktail and Evening Gown.

 

 

 

LoadingThe Farmington CT USTA New England ’18 men’s 18 & over (hard court) tennis team (Paul Ratcliffe ’83 SPCHS team captain & all state/bottom left kneeling) finished top 4 (3rd) of 68 New England teams again for 6 of last 8 years. Also defended their Greater Hartford Tennis League (summer clay court) A division title v Newington.

 

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Matthew Sefcik ’22 attended his Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow Ordeal.  The Order of the Arrow is a 103 year old honor society within the Boy Scouts of America that is made up of the best and brightest in Scouting.  To be inducted into the Order, Scouts first must be elected by their own peers within their troop who see him as being one who lives the Scout Oath and Law in his daily life, then endure a weekend filled with silence, fasting, and cheerful service.  He now joins the ranks of his older brother, Joseph H. Sefcik ’19, in the Tschitani Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.  Matthew’s goals are to work towards the next level of the OA called Brotherhood, and of course to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Congratulations Matthew!!!

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On September 29th Addison Davis ’19 was crowned Miss Teen Polonia, CT. She will go on to compete for the National Title in New York City on October 21st. Addison’s grandmother Ms. Brocki was Miss Polonia 1962. Good luck Addison!!!
Morgan Hebert-Dubois ’21 represented CT at the BigE in West Springfield, MA with her 4-H Dairy Goats. Throughout the Loadingyear she has worked hard to prepare for the fair. The BigE highlights the selected 4-Her’s from all of New England. This is quite an amazing experience that only a select few get to experience. Morgan placed 7th place in Dairy Goat Showmanship, 7th place in Dairy Goat Fitting, 3rd place in Senior Milkers (3 yrs & under 5 years) and 2nd place in the dry yearling class. Congratulations Morgan on your dedication and accomplishments!

Gabe Duncan ’22 is a member of the Torrington Little League Juniors team which captured the State Championship. They headed to the Eastern Regional tournament in Freehold, New Jersey the first weekend of August. This was Torrington’s first visit to the JLER in their 3rd year of Junior League play. They outscored their opponents 46-17 in tournament play to win the state crown & avenge last’s loss in the state finals.

Blake Keller ’19 – This is an email he sent about his time on water skis, some of his biggest accomplishments and some tournaments he has competed in. Many, many national and global competitions too. We will keep you updated on his successes. Keep up the hard work Blake!

Joe Sefcik ’19, recently completed his Eagle Scout project an observation platform for the Harwinton Land Trust on Bull Pond. CLICK HERE to read the that appeared in the Register Citizen.

Congratulations Joe on a job well done!

 

 

Nine Current St. Paul Students take a Mission Trip this summer!

The Mary Our Queen Parish of Southington and its Youth Ministries group spent part of their summer on a Mission Trip.

St. Paul Catholic students have been participating in this group that meets year-round every month for the past few years. This year forty people traveled to Philadelphia, PA to do mission work. This includes 7 adults, 8 college leaders, and 25 high school students. Almost 40% of the high school students on the trip currently attend SPCHS.

Those students are:
Carolyn Del Debbio ’19, her fourth consecutive year participating;
Ryan Mikosz ’19 and Charlie Panke ’19 their third year;
Jack Del Debbio ’21, Brycen Kennedy ’21, and Greta Panke ’21, their second year;
and Madelyn Corey ’19, Emma Cretella’19, and Owen Guglielmino’19 participating for the first time.

This photo, taken by St. Paul mom Kelly May Del Debbio, is of the nine SPCHS students in front of the St. Paul statue at St. Peter and St. Paul Basilica in Philadelphia. Father Lewis gave the group a private, hour-long tour of the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.  The group also celebrated a private mass in the chapel to the left of the Cathedral.

Brian Collins ’18, first an Explorer Post 111 member, is now the newest member of the Plymouth Ambulance Corp as an EMT. Read about the Plymouth Ambulance Corp here!

Dominic Aiello ’18 was author of an op-ed piece in the August 22, 2018 edition of the Hartford Courant – Fresh Talk: Stop Our Twitter Wars, Return To Civil Speech

Dana Wilton ’16 played Ariel in the Little Mermaid show at the Warner Theatre this summer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53JtTo2ZvUU

Jillian Kilmer ’16 competed in the New England Track and Field championship at Dartmouth, in New Hampshire. She competed in a heptathlon and got a new personal best overall score of 4409 points.  In doing so, she had three personal bests on the first day in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.32, high jump with a jump of 5’3 3/4″, and shot put with a throw of 34’02”. That score earned her 6th place, which gave her the title of all-New England.

Maddie Sturm ’15 attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and was given the recognition as captain of her team. Sturm didn’t compete in cross country at the high school level but has excelled in college for the Engineers. Sturm has competed in 13 events over the course of her collegiate career at RPI. Read the article here!

Eli Parks ’15 and Logan Marchi once shared a backfield when they played at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. They’re at different schools at different levels of college football now, but both had a major impact on their teams’ opening game victories last week. Read what they’re up to this week!

Byron Jones ’10 gives back to the community back in June with a football camp in New Britain. He bounced around from station to station working with and talking to kids about different drills or simply taking questions about what it’s like playing in the National Football League. Read the full New Britain Herald article HERE!

Byron Jones ’10 Builds Houses In Haiti watch this great video on the Community Service work he is involved in – https://www.dallascowboys.com/video/talk-of-the-town-byron-jones-builds-houses-in-haiti-455291