A Look Inside:

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
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/
If you want to know more about the vocation to consecrated life or the priesthood here are some online resources:
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
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.
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
Allison Schramm: Holiday House
Brittany Bohman: Just Orthodontics
Payton Pritzl: Port Cities Animal
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
Patrick Reuther: Tech Crew with Mr.
Hannah Sturm: Mr. Miller
Hailey Hofmann: De Sales Elementary
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
AP English
Student Athletic Trainer
Software Applications
Graphic Design
Film and Theatre
Intro to Marketing
Senior Project
Child Development
Honors Geometry
Nutrition and Fitness
Human Biology
Honors Pre-Calculus
Service and Spirituality
Ceramics and Sculpture
Computer Languages
AP US history
Print Making
Art Outreach
Intro To Business
Tech Support
Public Speaking
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
“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
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
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
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
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.