Photo by: Scott W. Grau 2012
St. Francis de Sales team captains Connor Aossey and Jack Barone accept the team trophy for winning the 2013 TRAC swimming and diving team conference championship.
Read more: TRAC Championship Swimming
Congratulations to the Knight wrestlers who competed well at the TRAC Championships. Kyle McGibbeny 3rd place at 106#, Steve Welling 2nd place at 160#, Shelton Evans 1st place TRAC Champion at 170#, Zach Uram 2nd place at 182# and Sam Burns 2nd place at 285#.
Photo: Uram, Evans, Burns, Welling (McGibbeny missing)
Matthew Zmuda, Kurtis Myers, Marc Elfering, Michael Wagner, Kevin Greenoe, and Daniel Lenart
Today the student body celebrated the Feast Day of our patron, St. Francis de Sales. On this day, six men were recognized as Knights of Honor. The Knight of Honor title is ceremoniously bestowed on a senior who has achieved balance in the four areas of the St. Francis de Sales program: Academic, Spiritual, Social and Physical Development.
Read more: Feast of St. Francis de Sales
Mr. Zach Doran of the Ohio Auto Dealers’ Association, Steve Weber, athletic trainer, Yark Automotive Group President, Mr. John Yark, Class of 1975, Little Annie, Mr. DJ Yark, executive manager of Yark Automotive Group and George Schaefer, instructor, at the pre-game presentation.
Almost 88 percent of all sudden cardiac arrests or heart attacks will occur at home. This means the life you can save - knowing how to perform CPR – will most likely be someone you love.
Read more: Yark Donates Life Saving Gift
The Freshman Class held its elections for class officers and representatives at the end of the first quarter.
The elections results are as follows: Vice-President- Jimmy Karban, President-Luke Swint, Assistant President-Alex McGee, and Secretary- Kyle Bloom. The class reps are Luke Bockbader, Jake Reece, and Easton Skinner.
Knights place third at state water polo championships.
Kneeling: Connor Aossey, Matthew Gustafson, Austin Lazenby, Noah Peeps
Middle: Jack DiSalle, John Dillon, Connor Trimble, Nick Brodie, Connor McAlear, Nick Birkemeier, Aaron Borgman, Nate Morris
Back: Christian Sobczak, Jack Barone
The Water Polo Knights of St. Francis de Sales had some outstanding wins this season including winning the Knight Invite in which 9 schools from through out the state competed.
Read more: Water Polo Knights 3rd at State
Blake (BJ) Mielcarek, a senior and scholar-athlete at St. Francis de Sales High School, signed his Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Siena Heights University in the presence of his parents, friends and his three coaches, Gary Ehman, Jack Loy and Chris Pavain. He has played lacrosse all four years while at St. Francis de Sales, and is captain of his team.
Read more: Mielcarek signs with Siena Heights University
The sophomore ChessKnight team, in the above photo, is made up of sophomores (sitting l-r) Adam Link, Christian Pina, Danny O’Shea, Griffin Richardson, (standing l-r) Coach Walton, Logan Briceno, Dustin Miller, Trent Geordt, David Shelton, Ben Smigielski, Kyle Kokotaylo, and Matt Cark.
On Saturday, November 17, 28 members of the St. Francis de Sales Chess Team traveled to Akron to compete in the Grade Level State Championships, where freshmen play freshmen, sophomores play sophomores, etc. St. Francis had 11 sophomores competing in that grade level. Seven of our eleven players defeated individual players who had higher national ratings. Two additional SFS sophomores won critical games that helped our team to the state title.
Read more: 10th Grade ChessKnights STATE CHAMPS !
Students, faculty, and benefactors gathered this afternoon for the dedication and blessing of the recently completed Student Achievement Center.
The new Student Achievement Center is a 6000 square foot, $1.4 million renovation project to provide an environment that promotes academic learning, research and student success. Center services are available to all St. Francis students, faculty, parents and alumni.
Read more: Student Achievement Center Dedication
The St. Francis de Sales High School Placement Test is Saturday, December 1. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will end by Noon. Please bring two #2 pencils and the $20 test processing fee. If you have a conflict with the date, make up tests will be offered. Just call the Admissions Office at 419-531-1618 for make up dates. We want U 2B a Knight!