Fall 2014 A Look Inside: * What Is My Vocation * Out There In The Real World * Play On * Everything You Need To Know About High School * Homecoming * Blast Into Teacher’s Past * Best Reads Of Roncalli * Hall Of Fame Inductee * Freshmen Statistics What Is My Vocation? What is My Vocation? Every human being asks the question: “Why am I here?” We are really asking: “What is my vocation?” We ask this question because we are all created for the purpose of serving God and our fellow man. We all share the vocation to love God, but the way in which He calls us to do so is each of our vocations. To answer this question, we must first know what a vocation is. A vocation literally means “call” but a vocation is so much more that just a call. It is a call from God. Vocations include the married life, consecrated life, and the priesthood. How to Discern Your Vocation The best way to discern your vocation is to pray about it. God will show you through your encounters in life what it is that you are called to do and be. Discernment is a lifelong process. It does not end, for example, you get married. God is always calling us in new ways to serve Him and the Church. If you are not exactly sure how to start discerning your vocation, there are three simple steps to get you going: http://lifeteen.com/discernment-in-3-easy-steps/ Resources If you want to know more about the vocation to consecrated life or the priesthood here are some online resources: http://www.gbdioc.org/vocations/religious-life.html http://fscc-calledtobe.org/ http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/ http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/index/v.htm https://vocation.nd.edu/blog/category/vocations/ http://www.cam.org.au/vocations/The-Call/What-is-a-Vocationhttp://www.religious-vocation.com/discerning_religious_vocation.html#.VE1j2pUtDIV By: Megan Taddy Married Life Many of us will be called to serve the church through a married life. Married life is one of the most familiar vocations. It is natural to think that you are called marriage over the other vocations because, according to www.religious-vocations.com, “all men and women have a deeply ingrained desire to give oneself wholly to another. Earthly marriage feels natural because we are all destined to one day be wed to our heavenly Bridegroom; it is what we are created for.” In the world today, marriage is not much more than the practical “next step” in a person’s life. Christopher West, one of the most renowned teachers of Saint John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”, explains, “Marriage is the most basic expression of the vocation to love that all men and women have as persons made in God’s image.” A married couple is called to help the other get to heaven. They embark on their spiritual journey together, while raising a family in the faith. Saint John Paul II said, “In this entire world there is not a more perfect, more complete image of God, Unity and Community. There is no other human reality which corresponds more, humanly speaking, to that divine mystery.” Consecrated Life “Saint Bernard of Clairvaux once estimated that about one out of three Catholics (~33%) have a vocation to the consecrated life. Yet today, less than one in every twenty-thousand Catholics (~0.005%) are consecrated religious.” www.religious-vocations.com. A vocation to the consecrated life is a call from God to be in a very intimate relationship with Him and with the Church. The call to consecrated life can take many forms including a life as a religious brother, sister, a nun or consecrated single person. The difference between a brother or sister and a consecrated single person is that a consecrated single person is not necessarily part of a religious order, but is consecrated to Christ. Did you know that there is a difference between a sister and a nun? According to anunslife.org, “A Catholic nun is a woman who lives as a contemplative life in a monastery which is usually cloistered (or enclosed) or semi-cloistered. Her ministry and prayer life is centered within and around the monastery for the good of the world… A Catholic sister is a woman who does lives, ministers, and prays within the world. A sister's life is often called "active" or "apostolic" because she is engaged in the works of mercy and other ministries that take the Gospel to others where they are.” Most religious orders take a vow of poverty, chastity, and obedience as a way of helping them to live a life of prayer and service. It is a lifestyle of great sacrifice as well. Roncalli High School has been very blessed with the service of these men and women. The school was founded in 1965 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers and Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, and for many years both Christian Brothers and Franciscan Sisters taught at Roncalli. Currently, Sr. Jane Kinate, our science teacher, is the only sister working here. Sadly, we no longer have any religious brothers at Roncalli. Priesthood The call to the priesthood is a very special call because priests act in Persona Christi, which means in the person of Christ. Anytime you receive the sacraments, you receive them from Christ himself, through the priest. Fr. Carl Schmitt is a Roncalli Alumni (Class of 1975), who occasionally comes back to say Mass at Roncalli. He was recently here for our Homecoming Liturgy. Students here at Roncalli High School have the opportunity to have a temporary position with on-thejob training at a business of their choice. These internships or apprenticeships can help the student with their future career plans, or help narrow their paths of possible career options. There are a total of 20 students involved with youth apprenticeships or internship programs. Katie Froelich Students Getting Experience Allison Schramm: Holiday House Brittany Bohman: Just Orthodontics Payton Pritzl: Port Cities Animal Hospital Matalie Koss: SFA Parish Office Kate Schelfhout: Modern by Megean Morgan Tingerthal: The Crossing Hannah Kubsh: Holy Family Memorial Katja Ritz: Mr. Berkhout Katie Froelich: Holy Family Memorial Colton Zimmer: Manitowoc Police Dept. Patrick Reuther: Tech Crew with Mr. Mack Hannah Sturm: Mr. Miller Hailey Hofmann: De Sales Elementary School Alex Konop: Central Bark Ashley Anhalt: Vet’s Office Alma Kang: Choir Tom Teshima: Parish Office Lexy Ayotte: Mishicot Middle School Mike Sheehan: Fire Department Hunter Mihalakakos: Aurora By: Maddie Gliechner “I chose to intern at the hospital because I am interested in the medical field. Each experience I have through this internship opens up new opportunities to learn from.” Morgan Tingerthal “Interning at The Crossing will help me decide if a future as a counselor is right for me and help me determine ways of going about helping people.” Thomas Teshima “I’m one of the Senior interns at the Parish. This teaches me what it’s like to work in a Parish and behind the scenes of Life Teen.” Payton Pritzl “At my internship I get to see what goes on behind the scenes at the clinic, and I have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the professional field of veterinary science. It is also very exciting to be a part of such a fantastic and tight-knit work community! “ Colton Zimmer “Working at the Police Department is the career I want to go into, and having experience will give me a huge advantage for college and eventually my job.” Play On is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is the rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax and a thoroughly hilarious romp. By: Elizabeth Tulachka and Marcella Van Eyck Brandon Bacalzo Grace Simono Sophia Joski Cole Becker Mary Heili Leah Brey Katie Berrend Lukas Peterson Ryan Roethle The fine arts at Roncalli are very significant, to not only the students and staff but also to the community. The community enjoys coming out to see the shows that Roncalli puts on. It’s not only the shows they like, but also the new faces that we have gained, such as freshman and new members of the arts. Hope Gentile is one of the new freshman, and the Pilot staff decided to ask for her input on the Fine Arts at Roncalli High School. Hope Gentile previously attended St. Francis of Assisi Middle School (Cabrini). She knew most people in her class before she attended Roncalli, but she was excited to meet new people. Hope is one of two Freshmen who are in the fall play; she plays Violet Imbry, an actress in Play On. When auditions were announced, she decided to try out, and was nervous. She never expected to be given a part. Even though she didn’t really know anybody, she made friends with the cast and had lots of fun at practices. Hope, like the rest of the cast, is excited to perform and present Play On to friends and family. The Seniors of 2015 took a survey determining what the best classes of each year of high school were. Here is what they decided on. Please note that these are only required classes of each year. Freshman Year: ~ English The Senior class has come up with their favorite classes offered at Roncalli. Most students were able to agree on a few mandatory classes. By the time a student becomes a Senior though, he or she may have taken quite a few electives. Here is a list of the electives that the Seniors enjoyed throughout their academic careers. ~ World History ~ Gym ~ Science Fundamentals ~ Technology Survey Sophomore Year: ~ American History Foods AP English Student Athletic Trainer Gym Algebra Internship Band Drawing Software Applications Spanish Graphic Design Film and Theatre Chemistry Intro to Marketing Senior Project Child Development Honors Geometry Nutrition and Fitness Human Biology Honors Pre-Calculus Service and Spirituality ASLU Ceramics and Sculpture Psychology Computer Languages Painting AP US history Physics Print Making Sociology Choir Art Outreach Intro To Business German Tech Support Public Speaking Art 2D Art Percussion Ensemble Creative Writing Senior Theology ~ English ~ Gym ~ Biology Junior Year: ~ Church History ~ Intro to Scripture ~ English Senior Year: ~ Apologetics By Anna Gottshall Vintage “Everything was changing, and even though we were in North Dakota, we could feel it.” For most students Mr. Olson, principal of Roncalli High School, is an amazing role model, inspiring speaker, and motivating teacher. The sophomores each year are blessed to be able to hear him speak of his past life, pre-Roncalli. For those that don’t know Mr. Olson though, the Pilot staff would like to tell his story and honor him as an influential principal, teacher, and person. Growing up in North Dakota during the late fifties, Mr. Olson recalls his childhood as a simpler time. His adolescence showed massive change. Mr. Olson attended high school during the late 60’s, and a brief history lesson can help recall the many cultural changes during this decade. The civil rights movement was happening and shaping the world, including his small town in North Dakota. Mr. Olson recalls having an African American principal at his high school, which would have been unheard of in an earlier time. Mr. Olson also recalls the youth movement happening at this time. As the Baby Boomer Generation was reaching adulthood, it gained a lot of political power due to its numbers. Soon, a counterculture youth was changing America. Teenagers would get into arguments with parents, not unheard of, but they were fighting about differing ideas and political matters. Most students at Roncalli can recall having heard of the day Mr. Olson left his parent’s to take on the world. Early on, Mr. Olson remembers constantly changing his decision regarding his future career. He first recalls wanting to become a chef, then possibly a police officer. It wasn’t until high school that he considered becoming a Christian Brother. Many of his teachers were Christian Brothers, so this rubbed off on him. His final decision was to become a Christian Brother teacher. He went to college for his teaching degree and kept changing his mind regarding what he wanted to teach. He enjoyed English, so he declared English as his major. He liked history, so then he declared history as his major. He enjoyed drama, so then he declared drama as his major. In his senior year of college, the officials from St. Mary’s College told him that he needed to pick a major and stay with it for the remainder of his education. He graduated as a music and English teacher with most of his credits in music. Once he finished graduate school, he started looking for a job. He wanted to stay at a Mid-West, Catholic school. Soon, he decided to call Brother Patrick, the President of Roncalli High School at the time, asking him about a job at Roncalli. Brother Patrick had been a house-mate with Mr. Olson before, so he was keen on working at Roncalli. Ever since receiving word of being accepted as principal, Mr. Olson has stayed at Roncalli, working to improve this community. By: Morgan R. Fessler TOP BOOKS 1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green This book is a twist on the normal romance story. Hazel Grace Lancaster is a young woman diagnosed with thyroid cancer that is only getting worse. In order to meet others like her, Hazel attends a support group. When there, she meets the dashing Augustus Waters. From there, their journey is one that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. You will not regret picking up this book. 2. Maze Runner by James Dashner 3. Divergent by Veronica Roth Perfect for fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games, this special movie tie-in edition of the first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, The Maze Runner features an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film. The Maze Runner movie features the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien, as Thomas; Kaya Scodelario as Teresa; Aml Ameen as Alby; Will Poulter as Gally; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt and the second book,The Scorch Trials, is soon to be a major motion picture, hitting theaters September 18, 2015! And look for James Dashner’s newest novels, The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series. ~ Barnes and Noble In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. ~Goodreads.com Genres Authors 1. Realistic Fiction 1. John Green 2. Dystopian Fiction 2. Nicholas Sparks 3. Fantasy Fiction 3. J.K Rowling 4. Romance Fiction 4. Rick Riordan 5. Science Fiction 5. Lauren DeStefano By: Claudia Dunn and Marcella Van Eyck In order to be considered for nomination into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, a person must have served as a coach in Wisconsin for at least ten years. He must be nominated for induction by an existing member of the Coaches Hall of Fame. Finally, the Hall of Fame Committee in Madison selects about twenty nominees to be officially inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame. Mr. Jahnke (a.k.a. Chief) has been coaching football for thirty-seven years. When he found out he was going to be inducted, he said he “thought it was amazing.” He mentioned that there have only been three head football coaches in Roncalli history and all three are in the Hall of Fame. “Coaching my son in two State Championship Games down in Madison. We won one and lost the other.” “Coaching last year’s team in an undefeated [season] up until the last game before going to state.” Playing a game in New Holstein ten years ago, a player was hit in a bad position. He laid on the field without moving for what seemed like a half an hour. Everyone was very concerned about him. He seemed to be paralyzed, but ended up being fine. It was a scary moment. Most of the team was on a bus to Coleman while Chief was driving four of the best players, all captains, when he took a wrong turn. After a forty minute delay, the players and Chief arrived at the field three minutes before game time. By: Zach LeVene On the fantastic coaching staff at Roncalli in all sports: “I am very proud of our entire coaching staff. Mr. Mueller has done a very good job of providing coaches with support and the resources to succeed.” On the coaches that are beginning to go on to other things: “We have been blessed by [their] dedication and excellence. They have contributed greatly to our success and laid the groundwork for future success.” We surveyed the freshman class about their activities at Roncalli. How well do you know your freshman class? A) How many went to the Homecoming Dance? B) How many went to the Homecoming game? C) How many ride the bus in the morning? D) How many take hot lunch? E) How many take cold lunch? F) How many take both hot and cold lunch? G) How many students have had their parent(s) attend Roncalli? H) How many students have had a sibling(s) attend Roncalli? I) How many are involved in an extracurricular activity? E) 27% F) 29% G) 19% H)23% I)75% A) 83% B) 77% C) 23% D) 45% : Olivia Becker Brooklynn Jarrell Gabriel Reichard Judith Beilke Kenneth Jilek Matthew Reindl Abigail Best Alexandra Jirikowic Emily Reis Joseph Bettag Tiana Johnson Crystal Roberts Aubree Boettcher Keegan Johnsrud Analuisa Rodriguez Eli Brahm Isabelle Joski Luis Rodriquez Trevino Luis Castaneda Kellyn Kiel Ben Salutz Ethan Decker Joshua Koss Mitchel Schneider Macy Dueno Reed Kossow Sydney Schneider Becky Engelbrecht Kevin Kroeger Mikaelyn Schroeder Billy Fox Andrew Lemberger Zachary Schroeder Sydney Fricke Annika Linzmeier Sarah Schumacher Jacob Gabaldon Isabella Mannino Camden Shulander Hope Gentile Mary Marchlewski Grace Simono Joseph Gentine Erik Matthies Allison Slowiak Seth Giesen Hannah Meidl Morgan Soukup Jarod Glander Athena Mihalakakos Georgia Stangel Hannah Gleichner Evan Mihalakakos Brendan Vance Kadira Goin Andrew Miller Ian Wagner Jakob Haasch Simeon Newton Christopher Walaszek Madisen Hartlub Benjamin Oberbroeckling Christianna Wallander Paige Haws Olivia Osieczanek Megan Wanserski Abby Henning Alyssa Pautz Andrew Weigel Fritzya Hernandez Matthew Pawlowski Reese Wetenkamp McKayla Hoffman Noah Peterson SusanRose Witczak Mackenzie Hrudka Mackenzie Price Daniel Xiong Hannah Jacquart Selena Quintanilla Max Zeddies Abigail Zurcher By: Sydney Fricke and Matthew Pawlowski The Pilot Staff would like to give a thank you to Mr. Berkhout, Mrs. Schrimpf, and the Yearbook staff for their fantastic photos, Mrs. Rohrer for her proofreading talents, Mr. Stelzer for his endless advice, and to all of the people that were interviewed in this issue for their time and patience.
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