BCHS Alumni News Blog

Captain Kevin Zander, ’10, is engaged

Congralutions to Kevin Zander, BCHS Class of 2010, who is engaged to Emily Jarvi, daughter of Michael and Amy Jarvi of Trout Creek, Michigan. They will be married at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church here in Indianapolis on April 14, 2023.

Kevin is a captain in the Army, having served as a MedEvac helicopter pilot in Korea, Afghanistan, and Germany. He is currently studying towards a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. Emily, an avid fisherman and outdoor aficionado who grew up in Michigan’s UP, recently completed her MBA and is a management analyst with Molson Coors Brewing.

Following their wedding, Emily and Kevin will be moving to West Point, NY, where Kevin has been accepted to the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the United States Military Academy.

Wall of Fame Induction: Dec. 19

Join us in honoring the BCHS Athletic Wall of Fame Class of 2022 on Wall of Fame Induction Night, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.

The inductees will be honored between the JV and Varsity Boys Basketball games. The JV game begins at 6:00 p.m. and the Varsity game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free to Booster Club Members. Regular ticket price to the games is $7.

View list of inductees

Congratulations Class of 2022 Wall of Fame Inductees!

Dec. 4 Bone Marrow Donor Drive for Lindsey (Laconi) Garrison, ’08

A Bone Marrow Donor Drive will be conducted through Be The Match to find a bone marrow match for Lindsey (Laconi) Garrison, BCHS Class of 2008. She was diagnosed with Leukemia in September and needs to find a match for a bone marrow transfusion. This would ultimately put her in remission and save her life!!

Lindsey is married, a mother of two beautiful girls, a NICU nurse at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, and mom to their mini Goldendoodle named Joey. On 9/13, after two days of intense stomach pain and a low grade fever, Lindsey was diagnosed with AML. After starting chemo, liver complications from the leukemia had caused a week-long stay in the ICU, ending with Lindsey needing an emergent stent. However, she is now currently in remission and healing after journeying through multiple stages of chemo, but due to the mutations that led to her diagnosis, a stem cell transplant provides Lindsey with the best hope of staying in complete remission.

Donor Drive is December 4

The Donor drive is on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 from Noon – 6 p.m. at Saint Simon Church in Geist at the Parish of Life Center. Stop by and get a swab taken to determine if you are a possible match for Lindsey or anyone in need. Ages 18-40 are preferred.

Online Donor Drive

If you can’t attend the above drive, mail in options with online registration is also available.

Find out more at bethematch.org.

Please join the registry today on behalf of Lindsey and her family. Thank you.

Gregory Welch, ’83, receives Chaplain Award

Gregory Welch, BCHS Class of 1983, has been awarded certification as a Board Certified Chaplain by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. He continues his work as a hospice and hospital chaplain for OSF Healthcare in Peoria, IL.

Andy Mundell, ’03, & team win Make 48 Reality Show

Congratulations to Andy Mundell, BCHS Class of 2003, who with a team of teachers at Purdue Polytechnic High School, are national winners of season 5 of the PBS Reality Show “Make 48”, an invention-related reality show.

They won the competition with the invention of ‘Don’t Wet Your Pants’ — well, you need to view the video to understand what this is all about.

Andy was a teacher at BCHS and currently teaches at Purdue Polytechnic. Congratulations Andy and team!

Blood Drive in memory of Jack Shockley: Dec. 3, 4

Jack Shockley, BCHS Class of 2014, was the victim of a violent murder on August 12, 2020. Though Jack is one of our own, a parish member, a classmate, a co-worker and a friend, he is just one example of the violence that is happening in Indianapolis.

There is a severe shortage in our blood supply, part of which can be attributed to violence in our city. Help us mitigate the unwarranted loss of life by ensuring that we have the blood supply to help the victims of this senseless violence. Donate a pint of your blood so that others can live through the Jack Schockley Warriors for Peace Memorial Blood Drive.

The drive will also be accepting new or gently used childrens’s books and toys to support Purpose 4 My Pains’s Seventh Annual Christmas with a Purpose.

Blood Drive Details

  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuohy Hall, Christ the King Parish

December 3 Signup

December 4 Signup

**Please bring photo ID, eat and hydrate.

Questions? Contact Katie Malarney at 317.690.3587

Amy (Scheidler) Sweet, ’04, welcomes baby girl

Congratulations to Amy (Scheidler) Sweet, BCHS Class of 2004, and family on the birth of baby Caroline Ann Sweet. Big siblings, Rosie and Michael, are so proud and love helping with her.