BCHS Alumni News Blog

Dr. John Turner, ’00, earns degree

John C. Turner, BCHS Class of 2000, successfully defended his dissertation towards the Urban Education Studies PhD Program at the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI. His dissertation was titled “ Black Identity Development on a First Year Affinity Course for African American Males as a Two-Year Community College”. John, while a student at BCHS, was a 1998 CLD Alumni, a part of the 1998 BCHS Football State Championship Team and 2000 All-Star State Marching Band. John received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana State University. He is a 3-Time TRIO Program Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Congratulations Dr. Turner!

Molly (McGlinchey) Clauss, ’09, welcomes baby girl

Congratulations to Molly (McGlinchey) Clauss, BCHS Class of 2009, and her family on the birth of a baby girl, Lyla Jade, in November. Enjoy those precious moments with your newborn this Christmas!

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.