July 8, 2022 | Issue #27

Alumni Spotlights

Allison Dumski '14

While at EC, Allison Dumski ‘11 was involved in student senate and played volleyball for four years. As a senior, she took advantage of one more opportunity and performed as the little red-headed girl in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown! She says the role was perfect for her because she did not have any lines but still got to enjoy the experience of being on stage. Always involved in student government at both EC and then Cleveland State...


Lucas Fenik '10

Lucas Fenik '10 was one of five siblings to attend Elyria Catholic and a highly involved member of the school community as well as the swim and soccer teams for four years. Luke credits EC art teacher Ms. Emily Kennard for solidly developing his interest in art and


Alan Lerchbacker '70

Inspired by a member of his neighbor’s family, Alan Lerchbacker ‘70, knew from the young age of 10 that he wanted to go to the United States Naval Academy. While at EC, Alan says that Freshmen Basketball Coach Lou Rotunda, Cross Country Coach Dick Elsasser, and Principal Sister Mary Neil, SND, were positive and strong role models...


Ashley Watson '16

From Friday Night Football games as a child, to a current member of the Elyria Catholic Faculty & Staff, Ashley Watson ‘16 has always been a Panther at heart. From a young age, Ashley knew she’d attend EC some day as she spent various nights and weekends at EC sporting events and youth camps. 


Philanthropy & Engagement News

Panther Tour 2022-2023

President Annie Heidersbach and Director of Philanthropy & Engagement Michelle Hoffman recently met up with EC alumni in Columbus on the first stop in our Panther Tour. The group assembled at the Haven Collective Mansion to share their EC memories, learn about current events at their alma mater, and receive a draft copy of the strategic plan which they were invited to review and provide feedback. Attendees included Dr. Mark Straka ‘70, Steven Minnich ‘87, Ashleigh (Reichard) Mashensic ‘97, Rehgan Avon ‘11, Kaitlin (Conner) Thom ‘11, Allie Dumski ‘11, Molly (O’Malley) Johnson ‘11, Carl Spaetzel ‘14, Madelyn (Joviak) Heidersbach ‘14, and Ross Heidersbach ‘14.

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Coming Events

Summer Musical Theater

It’s a tale as old as time as our alumni and students prove “loyalty that never dies” Be our guest in the James E. Terrell Performing Arts Center and support our EC alumni and current students as they perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast July 20, 22, and 23. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at https://elyriacatholic.com/tickets

EC Golf Classic Registration is now open!

Please join us on Saturday, September 17 at Grey Hawk Golf Club in Lagrange. Our golf outing includes:

  • Greens Fees, 18-Hole Play, Four-person team scramble
  • Golf Cart
  • Driving Range and Practice Greens
  • Course Contests
  • Beverage Carts on the Course
  • Continental Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, and Pulled Pork Dinner
  • 3 Drink Tickets per Golfer

Gather your foursome to support Elyria Catholic. All proceeds from the 33rd Annual Golf Classic will be used to support the Panther Fund, which helps every student, every day, in every way. Please visit https://elyriacatholic.com/golfclassic to register your team and for more information!

Reunion News

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Class of 1967 - August 13, 2022

For details, contact Chris McArtor - chrismcartor@aol.com

Class of 1972 - September 9 & 10, 2022

For more details, visit www.elyriacatholic.com/reunions

Class of 1977 - September 2, 3 & 4, 2022

For more details, visit www.elyriacatholic.com/reunions

Alumni Band Members

Hello EC Marching Band Alumni!

My name is Amanda Griffiths and I am the new band director at EC, as well as a fellow alumnus from the Class of 2008. I would like to take the opportunity to invite you all to attend the Homecoming Game on September 30 and partake in the Alumni Band. If you are interested, please email me at griffiths@elyriacatholic.com. I will reach out to all who are interested with details and music as the day approaches. The marching band looks forward to welcoming you back!

Game On Campaign!

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Calling all Panthers!

As we enter year two of the Game On! Campaign, Elyria Catholic is offering an opportunity to become a Yard Line Sponsor for $5,000. When you become a Yard Line Sponsor, you support future improvements to the stadium and your name or the name of an individual you want to honor will be displayed on a rendering of our new synthetic turf field in the homestand plaza. Please accept the challenge established by the Dan and Mila Reaser Family Foundation and make this a better space for the Panther student experience!

We have 25 yards sold, and 75 to go! Become a Yard Line Sponsor or Donor at https://elyriacatholic.com/gameon

Employment Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities

Be a part of something special

We are currently looking to hire for the following positions for the 2022-2023 school year:   

  • math teacher
  • study hall moderator
  • tutor
  • after-school supervisors

If you or are any of your friends or family are interested in these positions, please visit our website at elyriacatholic.com/employment-opportunities. For questions, please contact Suzanne Lester, Principal, at lester@elyriacatholic.com.

In Loving Memory

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