BCHS Alumni News Blog

Honoring fallen firefighter Warren Smith, ’00

On Sept. 10, 2021, BCHS hosted a Mass in partnership with the Indianapolis Fire Department’s Emerald Society on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Dozens of firefighters came to the school to pay tribute to the first responders who gave their lives to help others after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.BCHS

The Sept. 10 Mass was also an occasion to pay tribute to Warren Smith, a 1990 Bishop Chatard graduate who went on to become an IFD firefighter.

He died in the line of duty in 2000 during a diving exercise. A plaque honoring Smith was given to school leaders after the Mass so that its students can remember the self-sacrifice of the school’s graduate.

Smith’s brother Marc Smith, a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis, attended the Mass.

“Throughout the years, I’ve known how they felt about him,” said Smith of the way IFD firefighters have honored his brother. “It means a great deal. To me, he was my big brother. But to see how other people see what kind of person he was is very fulfilling and uplifting.”

IFD battalion chief Dudley Taylor, who served with Warren Smith, spoke about his fallen comrade.

“Many may only remember the tragic day on which he lost his life,” said Taylor. “But we’re here today to remember and honor all the days of his life, especially those within Bishop Chatard High School. The lessons he learned at Bishop Chatard served him far beyond the confines of his classroom.”

Read the full story in The Criterion.

Boys Soccer Alumni Night #2: Sept. 23

BCHS Boys Soccer will hold another Soccer Alumni Night and match on Thursday, September 23, 2021. This will take place during the halftime of the first round of city match, BCHS v. Christel House Manual. Please contact head coach Mike Carney mcarney@bishopchatard.org with any questions.

Colin McSharar, ’07, is Uganda Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Colin McSharar, BCHS Class of 2007, has been named the Head Coach for Uganda’s Women’s Senior Lacrosse Team. Team Uganda will be the first African nation to compete at the World Championship, June 29 through July 9, 2022, in Towson, MD. This will also be the first time Uganda has ever sponsored a women’s team to compete internationally.

Colin was a four-year letter winner as goalie at BCHS and went on to an illustrious college career at NCAA DIII Mount St. Joseph University. There he was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter. He holds the university record for wins in a season and total goals against the average. He holds the NCAA record for career points as a goalie with 3. He has coached at BCHS, Butler U., Franklin College and Anderson U. – helping start or develop new programs in many places.

Read his most interesting story at ugandalacrosse.ug

Congratulations Colin!

Adriana (Zermeno) Triebold, ’11, weds

Congratulations to Adriana (Zermeno) Triebold, BCHS Class of 2011, who was married to Christopher Triebold on August 6,2021 in Indianapolis. Fellow alum Demarise Abbett was a bridesmaid!

Carl Henn, ’76, returns from Africa

Carl Henn, BCHS Class of 1976, sends us these greetings, as he returns to the US from Africa:

“Greetings! I’m back in the US after working for many years in Africa. I’ve just been asked to manage Afghan refugee recruitment at Fort Bliss near El Paso TX on behalf of the US Catholic Conference (USCC). I leave on August 29, 2021, for a first month there.”

Pictured is Carl with schoolgirls in Africa.

Welcome back Carl, and thank you for your service to those in need.

Sarah (DeNardin) Olvey, ’09, pediatrician in Carmel

Congratulations to Sarah (DeNardin) Olvey, D.O., BCHS Class of 2009, on her new position as full time pediatrician with St. Vincent at a clinic in Carmel. She is taking new patients, and would love to see the kiddos of other BCHS alum if they are in search of a doctor or potentially expecting a baby soon! Sarah can be found on the Ascension website at this link.

Anna Hoefer ’05 – from CPA to Sr. Karol Ann

On August 2, 2021, Anna Hoefer, BCHS Class of 2005, made her final vows as a Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Indiana. We rejoice in her journey!

Anna graduated from St. Mary’s in South Bend had became a certified CPA before God’s call drew her to the Sisters of St. Francis.

Upon taking her final vows, Anna chose the name Sr. Karol Ann, honoring St. Pope John Paul II (whose name was Karol Wojtyla) and also honoring her baptismal name.

Sr. Karol Ann will continue to use her skills as an accountant in her work with the Franciscan Alliance that manages several hospitals run by the community. She will also be studying for a master’s degree in business administration.

But, most of all, her “a radical response”, as St. John Paul II says, in following Jesus’ call through acceptance of the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven begins a journey of faith and love in her life and those around her.

— Read the full story in Fr. Richard’s weekly letter, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Bulletin, August 8, 2021.

Emma Kennedy, ’18, receives College Sports Academic Award

Congratulations to Emma Kennedy, BCHS Class of 2018, on her selection to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District® VII Division III Women’s At-Large Team. Emma is rising senior at DePauw University and midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team there.

A biochemistry major with a 4.00 cumulative grade point average, Kennedy was an all-North Coast Athletic Conference selection in 2021 as she helped the Tigers to a 6-4 overall record.

She holds the program’s career record with 124 draw controls and is tied for third with 89 career goals and is sixth with 99 points. Her 32 goals and 34 points this season were second on the team and she also holds the DePauw single-season record with 57 draw controls in 2019.**

**Information from BannerGraphic.com