School News

2012 Graduates Earn Over $3.2M in Scholarships

August 27, 2012


Congratulations to the 62 members of the Newark Catholic class of 2012 who have earned more than $3.2 Million in academic scholarships!  (as reported up through June 8th)


This large amount of scholarships earned speaks to the high caliber of students, people, and education at Newark Catholic.


We are proud of each of our graduates for their many accomplishments.


Wondering where the Class of 2012 is off to next?

Here are the plans of our fine graduates as we know so far:


  • Devani Adam – Walsh University
  • Brian Back – University of Cincinnati
  • Jonathan Berryhill – Ohio University
  • Jordan Berryhill – Central Ohio Technical College
  • Lauren Blair – undecided
  • Natalie Bowman – The Ohio State University
  • Mariah Brennan – Mount St. Joseph
  • Joshua Brown  – The Ohio State University
  • Tia Brown –  Westminster College
  • Lisa Brownlee  – Columbus State Community College
  • Ian Buchanan – Otterbein University
  • Dakota Burger – Columbus State Community College
  • Meghan Ceneviva – Xavier University
  • McKenzie Clark – Columbus State Community College
  • Olivia Daniels – The Ohio State University
  • Jack Durham Jr. – Ohio University
  • Elane Edly – Ohio University
  • Eric Eisenbach – undecided
  • Hayley Feightner – University of Dayton
  • Trevor Garber–  Otterbein University
  • Carrie Ghiloni – Ohio Dominican University
  • Colleen Gilmore – undecided
  • Jayla Graves – Marietta College
  • Catherine Harrington – University of Louisiana Monroe
  • Eleanor Horton – Capital University
  • Shane Jewell – The Ohio State University
  • Nicholas Klein – The Ohio State University
  • Nicole Lewis – University of Akron
  • Cristina Lopez – The Ohio State University
  • James Lough – The Ohio State University
  • Renee Lutze – Columbus State Community College
  • Elizabeth Maddern – The Ohio State University
  • Madison Marmie – Ohio University
  • Luke Mauter – Otterbein University
  • Trent McCabe – Columbus State Community College
  • Taylor Meek – Ohio University
  • Nicholas Mercer – College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Nathanael (Nate) Ohl – United States Military Academy
  • Olivia Ortega – undecided
  • Clay Parker – The Ohio State University
  • Tanner Potts – Baldwin-Wallace College
  • Joseph Pourier – Walsh University
  • Megan Ridzon – The Ohio State University
  • Jordan Riley – undecided
  • Julia Roche – Eastern Michigan University
  • Joel Roth – The Ohio State University
  • Spencer Ruess – The Ohio State University
  • Ana Sabo – University of Cincinnati
  • Joshua Scott – Central Ohio Technical College
  • Ali Scullion – The Ohio State University
  • Connor Shook – Walsh University
  • Erin Sims – Heidelberg University
  • Audrey Stallworth – The Ohio State University
  • Stephen Stein – University of Toledo
  • Jessica Tomlinson – Columbus State Community College
  • Katherine Toth – Bowling Green State University
  • Garrett Vernau – Tiffin University
  • Haley Wagner–  Bowling Green State University
  • Logan Walker – undecided
  • Kimberly White – The Ohio State University
  • Hannah Winter – undecided
  • Brittany Wolfe – Ohio University

Girls Golf Coach Gina Carpenter (NC ’01) Dies After Long Illness

July 25, 2012


Gina received her first set of golf clubs as a gift from her father, and the sport quickly became one of her greatest passions. She worked for several years at the Licking Springs Trout Club, eagerly waiting for the end of the work day when she could then play 36 holes with her cousin and great friend, Cory Conley. She was the head coach for the Newark Catholic Girls Golf Team the past 4 years, and was truly devoted to her team.


She was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament Elementary and a 2001 graduate of Newark Catholic High School. Gina continued her education at Ashland University and The Ohio State University where she studied sports management and psychology.


Gina passed away at the Arlington Care Center on Monday, July 23, 2012. She was the daughter of Paul and Sharon (Sutton) Carpenter.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carpenter family.


There’s a nice story about Gina in the Newark Advocate here.

Wollenberg Named Advocate’s 2012 Female Athlete of the Year

July 10, 2012

Caroline Wollenberg (click to enlarge) - photo courtesy of the Newark Advodate

Congratulations to Newark Catholic senior Caroline Wollenberg for being named the 2012 Female Athlete of the Year by the Newark Advocate.


As a junior, Caroline was an MSL-Ohio Central District pick in both basketball and softball.  She helped NC win the MSL and District titles in basketball, and almost to the district championship in softball.


Caroline led the Green Wave’s basketball team this year with 81 percent foul  shooting and 52 percent field-goal shooting, averaging 11 points and 7 rebounds per game.


In softball, she batted .462 with 5 home runs, 33 BI, and 30 runs scored.  She was NC’s cleanup hitter and third baseman.


See the online Advocate story here.


Click on one of the pictures below to see a pop-up slideshow.  Reminder that there are thousands of NC pictures available here for viewing and purchase, starting at just $0.69.  Proceeds benefit the NC Athletic Association.


Long-Time NC Guidance Counselor Tom Lusk Passes Away

July 9, 2012


Long time guidance counselor Tom Lusk passed away July 5th.


Tom graduated from Newark Catholic in 1961. He received his B.A. degree from the College of St. Charles Borromeo in 1966. He then went on to receive his Masters from Xavier University in 1970.


Tom started his long career at Newark Catholic in January of 1967. During his forty-five years at NC, Mr. Lusk taught English, Latin, speech and psychology. He was a guidance counselor for juniors and seniors and ran guidance seminars for grades 9-12. During his years as guidance counselor, he helped thousands of students receive millions of dollars in financial aid and academic scholarships. Tom served as Advisor to the student council for over 25 years. Mr. Lusk was principal at Newark Catholic during the 1996-97 school year.


Tom’s forty-five years of service to Newark Catholic, its students and families is unmatched. We thank Tom for his love and passion for Newark Catholic High School. He will be missed by everyone who came in contact with him.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Lusk family.

Two Graduates Receive Honors from the Diocese

June 10, 2012

Ana Sabo Awarded Bishop Hermann Service Award

Ana Sabo, daughter of Roy and Elizabeth Sabo, of Granville, has been awarded the 2012 Bishop Herrmann Service Award. She is a recent graduate of Newark Catholic.


Sabo’s volunteer service included National Honor Society; Drama Club; Newark Catholic summer gym assistant; Newark Catholic’s St. Joseph the Worker Day; the local Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Thrift Store, Giving Tree and Haven; Licking County Humane Society; Star’s Cat Rescue; and New Beginnings family shelter.


She and her family are members of St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Granville. She plans to attend college in the fall to study fashion design.


The award was established by the late Columbus Bishop Edward Herrmann for graduating Catholic high school seniors who have displayed outstanding service to their schools and communities.



Nate Ohl Named to All-Diocesan Academic Honor Team

Nathanael Ohl, son of Paul and JoEllen Ohl of Alexandria, has been named to the Diocese of Columbus’ 2012 All-Diocesan Academic Honor Team. He is a graduating senior from Newark Catholic.


Ohl has participated in the National Honor Society, Latin Club and 4-H. He has competed on the varsity golf and wrestling teams as well as on the USA Ohio Greco-Roman Wrestling National Team.


He and his family are members of St. Edward the Confessor Parish, Granville, where he is an altar server. He attended St. Francis de Sales School. He has volunteered with Newark Rotary and Newark Catholic’s St. Joseph the Worker Day.


Ohl is one of this year’s class valedictorians, has been an honor roll student for all four years of high school. He is an academic All-Ohio for golf and the state runner-up for greco-roman wrestling. He also has received outstanding achievement awards in Latin I, II, and III; Biology I and II; Chemistry II; honors chemistry; Algebra II with trigonometry; pre-calculus; was the student of the year in honors geometry; and was a recipient of the Resnsselaer Polytechnic Institute Award in math and science. He will attend the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., to study engineering.

NC Senior Nate Ohl Receives Appointment to West Point

February 2, 2012


Nate Ohl shows his official West Point Appointment (click to enlarge)


On January 28, 2012 Nate Ohl received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. The appointment states, “On behalf of the President of the United States of America, the Admissions Committee of the United States Military Academy takes great pleasure in announcing an APPOINTMENT to Nathanael Paul Ohl, Class of 2016,” Deborah J. McDonald, Colonel U.S. Army, Director of Admissions.


Nate’s journey to apply and be accepted to West Point began in March of 2011 during spring break, when he visited the academy and spent half of a day with a fourth class cadet (a freshman). He had to complete a rigorous application process that began in May and included being academically qualified, physically qualified and medically qualified. He was also interviewed by a former U.S. Army Officer who is a graduate of West Point. In September he received a Letter of Assurance to West Point, which stated that he would be accepted if he received a Congressional Nomination. After interviewing with committees representing Congressman Patrick Tiberi, Senator Robert Portman, and Senator Sherrod Brown, he received a nomination to West Point from both Congressman Tiberi and Senator Portman.


West Point is a top tier academic institution on the same level as Ivy League universities as well as the premier leadership institution in the world. All cadets must go through rigorous military training as well as extremely rigorous academics. The acceptance rate is approximately 10%. Following graduation, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army and must serve five years on active duty. Notable graduates of West Point include in part; Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas McArthur, George Patton, many astronauts, including Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Norman Schwartzkopf, David Patreaus, John G. Hayes (former president of Coca-Cola), and Michael Krzyzewski (Duke University basketball coach).


Nate stated the following, “I am honored to have been selected to attend one of our nation’s finest institutions. I am excited to experience the many challenges and opportunities which West Point has to offer.”


Congratulations, Nate!


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You can now make Online Donations to the NCHS Foundation

December 27, 2011

You can now Donate Online and provide all the same information as in a traditional donation (click to view enlarged)

As we begin a new year, the NCHS Foundation has added a new capability to our website for your convenience.


You can now make Online Donations to the Foundation and pay with your Credit Card or your PayPal account. 


Just go to the NCHS Foundation pages found under “Support NC” and click on the Donate Online logo.  Or you can click on the logo here:



The Foundation has contributed over $1.1 million to the school since inception 26 years ago.


Would you please help us continue to support Newark Catholic High School as it grows by making a tax-deductible donation today?


You may wish to make a memorial donation, recognizing a relative or cherished friend.  No gift is too small and by supporting the Foundation you help to continue our legacy of Catholic education for all the children of Licking County and beyond.


We value your online security and so all of our online payment processing is handled through PayPal. 

NC Golf Coach Joe Giles Retires After 30 Years

December 3, 2011

NC Golf Coach Joe Giles


Newark Catholic Golf Coach Joe Giles (NC 1974) has announced his retirement after serving as NC’s Varsity Golf Coach for 30 years.


During his tenure as head coach, NC’s golf teams have enjoyed much success, including getting to the State Finals on 3 different occasions.  This year’s team placed 5th in the state, following the 3rd place finish in 1998 and the 4th place finish in the 2001 State Tournament.  His teams have also won two league titles.


Coach Giles is a PGA Professional who has been recognized with numerous awards, including being named a 2010 and 2011 Golf Digest Top 10 Instructor in Ohio and a PGA Southern Ohio Teacher of the Year.  The success and development of this year’s team has benefited greatly over the years from the many lessons from Coach Giles.


Giles leaves the team in strong shape, including returning 3 of the 5 members of this year’s state finals team and other up and coming returning players.


Today Giles can be found at Granville Golfland where he continues to give lessons and develop players of all ages and skill levels.


Thank you, Coach Giles, for 30 great years of service! 


Pictures of Coach Giles

Click on a picture below for a pop-up slideshow of Coach Giles.