Seton Named Most Spirited School

Seton Named Most Spirited School

By Jessica Ginn

In August, Seton was awarded the 2015-2016 Penn Station School Spirit Award! Last year, seniors Allie and Maddie Hiatt were named the Penn Station Athletes of the month. When Penn Station came to Seton to award Allie and Maddie, we showed them our awesome school spirit. Because of our awesome school spirit, Seton was awarded $1,500 towards the athletic program.

In August, Seton administration and students went to FOX 19 to accept the award and got the opportunity to be on live television. While accepting the award Mrs. Ciarla said proudly, “We have the most spirited girls in the nation.” Rachel Schiller also added, “We have extreme spirit and love our school.” At Seton, our spirit is what makes us different from the other high schools. There is never a moment when the girls are not cheering for the school they love.

This year, Seton is back in the running to win for the most spirited school. The award amount this year is not $1,500 but…. $10,000! So let’s show Penn Station for the second year in a row that we are the most spirited high school around.

 

Saint Senior Nights

Saint Senior Nights

By Kaley Kurzhals

Senior year is the beginning of many ends in a high school career. The past couple weeks, senior fall sport athletes have been given a night to celebrate all they’ve done here at Seton. Teammates decorate cars and houses, make speeches, give gifts, and design posters to commemorate their time dedicated to the sport and team. I’ve asked a few of these girls to tell me about their senior night and athletic career at Seton.

 

Haley Walter, Golf

Earned GGCL Honorable Mention and WLWT Athlete of the Week

Haley started golfing when she was in fifth grade but had never done it competitively until she came to Seton. Her main reason she golfs is because she has been blessed to have amazing teammate all four years who made her look forward to it every day. Her mom and grandpa are her role models who keep her going. Haley’s senior night was against Mercy and she says it was a perfect night. She described, “It was everything I thought it would be and more. I had great teammates, coaches, and family that set up an unbelievable senior night. It blew my expectations away and made it even more special because we beat mercy for the first time in two years.” Haley also added about her golf career, “the best four years with a sport I could’ve asked for. The four different teams I was on over the years that gave me some of my best friends and endless life lessons that golf has taught me.”

 

Mckenzie Custer, Volleyball

Team Captain

Mckenzie has been playing volleyball ever since she was in fourth grade. Her favorite part about volleyball is making memories that will last a lifetime. She continues playing because of all the laughs with her teammates and the excitement of playing big games in front of a huge crowd. Her teammates not only made her laugh a lot, but they were always there for her in tough times picking her up when she was down. Mckenzie’s favorite game this year was the home game against Mercy. She commented, “I couldn’t even hear myself think the crowd was so loud. Atmospheres and crowds like that are the nights we dream to play in front of. It shows how much people care and support the Athletics at Seton High School and it is really appreciated by all the athletes”. Her senior night consisted of walking out with our parents and get recognized, sharing our favorite memories, advice for underclassmen, future plans and accomplishments. It was rewarding seeing and hearing everything you and your teammates have accomplished over the last 4 years in and outside of school. Her favorite memory of her Seton soccer career is beating Mercy her junior year and beating MCA on their home field.

 

Julie Weber, Soccer

Earned Seton Saint Award

Julia Weber has been playing soccer ever since she was 3. She continued to play her whole life because she has loved her teams, playing, and being competitive. Her coaches were a huge role model. Whenever her and her teammates were feeling down they always looked up to them for encouragement. On senior night, the girls wrote funny speeches and bought blankets with the senior’s names and Seton soccer written on them. Julie described her senior night as “wicked tight” and said the underclassmen’s speeches were hilarious.

 

Emma Bruggeman, Tennis

Emma has been playing tennis since her freshmen year. She loves tennis because she loves the feeling of being a part of a small team.  Her favorite memory of the season was the whole team bonding before the start of the season at the JV-A coach’s house. Emma was unable to play her Junior year because of a shoulder injury and surgery, so Senior year was extra special for her. During all of this shes had her parents, brother, Seton staff, and coaches supporting her. Emma’s favorite part of her senior night was winning her match and seeing the support from all of her Seton sisters. Emma remarked, “I really appreciate the planning from the juniors and their parents. The night was so spectacular and I really am thankful for the time put into planning such a special night”.

Seton Helping Saints

Seton Helping Saints

By Mimi Marcheschi

The Seton Helping Saints club has been a vital component of what makes Seton High School the place that it is: a place of acceptance, charity, growth, friendship, and above all, love. The students within the club keep a strong focus on advocating for the Seton Community and its constituents by way of time, treasure and talent in the spirit of our Patroness, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Every year the Seton Helping Saints Club leads the annual all-school walk in order to raise money for their club. Before the walk begins, the board of the club hosts a pep rally to get everyone excited for the walk. This year, however, it was a bit different. The walk took place on Friday, September 16th- a rather bittersweet day for the Seton community. Just as the day began, Seton received news that one of our very own saints, Meghan Hils (Class of ’16), passed away hours before the start of the school day (since a young age, Meghan battled with her health). Come September, God had decided that it was finally time for Him to call Meghan home. Whether you knew her or not, it is safe to say that Meghan had impacted the lives of every person who had ever walked the halls of Seton High School. When asked what made Meghan such a special person, Allie May (Class of ’16)- one of Meghan’s dear friends shared, “She was so genuine, caring, and a true friend. Her smile was contagious. Her strong will to live each day to the fullest and not take tomorrow for granted was truly remarkable. I’m a better person today for knowing Meghan and I miss her dearly. She loved the Seton community with all her heart. All the memories made will never be forgotten. She will forever and always be our Seton Sister”.

Naturally, the Seton Helping Saints Board decided that rather than the typical pep rally before the walk, Seton would gather the school for a prayer service. Seton High School walked a silent quarter of a mile in honor of Meghan. This year’s walk was a testimony to how special the Seton Helping Saints club truly is. When asked what makes the club so special, Junior McKenzie Vatter said, “I keep sticking with SHS because of the atmosphere it creates. I just love how my Seton sisters can come together and help someone who really needs it. I know it means so much to the receiver, but it feels even better knowing that you are the reason why you made someone’s life a little bit easier and more enjoyable.”