BCHS Alumni News Blog

Blood Drive in memory of Jack Shockley: Nov. 29

As you may know, 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 this year. As of October 19, there have been 165 criminal homicides in Indianapolis in 2020. That is a 43% increase over 2019. In addition, there have been 480 non fatal shootings this year, which is a 40% increase over last year.

There is a severe shortage in our blood supply, and part of that shortage can be attributed to the record setting violence in our city. Any amount of violence is too much. 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. Let’s honor Jack by making a difference for the other victims of violence in Indianapolis.

Blood Drive Details

  • Sunday, November 29, 2020
  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Christ the King Parish
  • Tuohy Hall

Register Here

Questions? Please contact Christ the King parish office.

Mary (Wagner) Fuhs, ’02, receives NIH research grant

Congratulations to Mary (Wagner) Fuhs, BCHS Class of 2002, who recently received $439,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study early math skill development. Mary is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Dayton. The project builds on pilot research that provided evidence that the early ability to pay attention to numbers and not be distracted by size, color or shape predicts math achievement in preschoolers.

Read the full story at the University of Dayton website

Ashley (Chandler) Peavey, ’06, welcomes new baby boy

In July 2020, Ashley and her family welcomed their second child, Garrett Dean, into the world. He is the perfect fit with our family and older brother Chandler is in love with him already, she writes. Congratulations Ashley!

Jackie Carnaghi, ’15, is 500 Festival Princess

Jackie Carnaghi, BCHS Class of 2015, was recently named a 2020 500 Festival Princess.

“I felt this was a great opportunity to get involved and give back to the city I love so much on a higher profile stage,” she said.

The 2015 Bishop Chatard High School graduate, who played basketball, volleyball and tennis at Bishop Chatard, graduated from Butler with a degree in anthropology and a minor in creative writing. Jackie is scheduled to graduate from IUPUI in May 2021 with a master’s degree in applied medical anthropology.

Congratulations Jackie!

Read the full article on Current

Annie (Bates ’12) & Chris Tarpey, ’11, welcome baby son

Alumni Annie (Bates, 2012) & Chris Tarpey (2011) welcomed a new member to their family. Joseph Jon was born in June 2020. The happy family resides in Broad Ripple. Chris is a Regional Sales Trainer for Game Ready and Annie a NICU RN at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital.

Greg Welch, ’83, joins IL pastoral team

Greg Welch, BCHS Class of 1983, became a Pastoral Care Team Member (chaplain) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. Congratulations, Greg, on the new position!

Katie (Rudolph) Lubs, ’08, welcomes 4th son

Katie (Rudolph), BCHS Class of 2008, and her husband Daniel welcomed their fourth son John Maxwell Lubs (Johnny Max) into the world in January. He entered this world a whole two weeks early at 8lbs 10oz and 20 inches! He joins brothers Dean, Drew, and David. He has made isolating during this pandemic much more sweet with lots of cuddles and smiles.

James Brooks, ’03, at the Anchorage Newsroom

James Brooks, BCHS Class of 2003, recently shared that he was proud to be part of the newsroom at the Anchorage Daily News that won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. That’s amazing! Congratulations James!