BCHS Alumni News Blog

‘The Rematch’ BCHS At-Home Trivia Night: May 22

Put together your ‘quaranteam’ with friends & family — It’s AT-HOME VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT for BCHS.

  • When: Friday, May 22, 2020, beginning around 7:00 p.m.
  • Who: All are invited!
  • Categories: Vocabulary, History, P.E., Science & Performing Arts
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Put together a team consisting of family members, alumni, teachers, students, coaches, teams, friends of Bishop Chatard, or any other smart people you know. We suggest forming a team with those you are quarantining with.

    Questions will be live streamed via YouTube. The answers will be submitted via Google forms. The winner will receive freshly baked Bishop Chatard cookies delivered to your front door!

    Use the link below to register to play and we will email you the rest of the directions.

    Register Here

    Registration deadline is May 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Nick Casey and Lewis Dilts meet in college baseball game

Two BCHS alumni will be back on the BCHS campus, playing for their respective college baseball teams as DePauw University takes on Manchester University on the BCHS baseball field. Nick Casey (DePauw) and Lewis Dilts (Manchester), both members of the BCHS Class of 2016, will be playing a doubleheader both Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2020. Games both days start at 12:00 noon.

Larisa (Esmits) Smith, ’97, opens travel agency in WI

Larisa shares this information about her life’s journey:

“I got married in 2009, to my wonderful husband, Sam, while still living in Indianapolis. My son, Alex, was born in 2013.

After many years working as a dog groomer, I switched gears and got into the travel industry. After working for other agencies for the last 4 years, I made the leap and opened up my own travel agency.

Rivertown Travel is based in Hudson, WI where we have lived since 2015. We share our house with 2 cats and a Golden Retriever named Flash. ”

Larisa, congratulations and best wishes on your new venture!

Nichelle Leavell, ’95, owner of Experience, Strength & Hope

Nichelle Leavell, BCHS Class of 1995, owns Experience, Strength & Hope LLC, the only agency in Indianapolis that is dedicated solely to individual Recovery Consulting services.

She employs 10 clinical contractors focused on mental health and addictions work.

Personally, she is one of the only Black and women-owned DMHA certified Mental Health and Addictions Agencies in Indianapolis.

Nichelle and her sister Rochelle, Class of 1997, are proud to be second-generation Trojans.

She shares her accomplishment because it is something to be celebrated (after years of hard work towards ownership), and attributes this success, in part, to her education at Bishop Chatard. She also hopes that, if someone needed help, they may know where to come.

Due to the crisis in our country and lack of mental health and addictions services, this is a very important service to the community.

Matt McCann, ’15, on his Purdue football career

Matt McCann, BCHS Class of 2015, reflects on his career as a Purdue Boilermaker, the highlight being the Boilermaker’s 2018 win over Ohio State, as well as winning the Foster Farms Bowl. Matt’s future plans include training for pro days and the NFL draft — and a 2021 wedding! Congratulations, Matt, on your Boilermaker accomplishments.

Read the interview here

Kelly (Gardner) Wohler, ’07, welcomes new daughter

Kelly (Gardner) Wohler, BCHS Class of 2007, and her husband Andrew welcomed Willa into the world on October 22. She joined older brother, Michael (2). They are living in Charlotte NC. Congratulations!

Sarah (Meyer) Overpeck, ’01, director at NCAA

Sarah (Meyer) Overpeck, BCHS Class of 2001, sends us this information: “I was recently promoted to Director of High School Review at the NCAA! I’m now leading the team that reviews and collaborates with secondary schools, programs, and courses to ensure Division I and II prospective student-athletes are on a path to meet academic initial eligibility requirements.” Congratulations on your new job!