Best of the Summer

August 24, 2018

This week's "Best of the Summer" feature kicks off the 2018-2019 school year highlighting how St. Edward High School's Faculty and Staff Members spent their summer.



Mr. Nicholas Kuhar, Director of Innovation, shot two videos this August. The first featured the St. Ed's Trash Talkers, made in association with their official sponsors, and the St. Edward Film Department. The other featured a custom Rube Goldberg machine, representing the many branches of innovation at St. Edward High School, and was filmed for the Grand Opening of the Lowe Center for Innovation.


Mr. Michael Perrins, Director of International Programs, led a group of Edsmen to Auckland, New Zealand where they were hosted by families at St. Peter's College for three weeks. The group enjoyed a bonanza excursion to Australia, went snorkeling and scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, went on a Segway Tour around Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the red center of Australia and climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.



In June, Latin teacher Mr. Daniel Cavoli and Campus Minister Ms. Cari White led a group of Edsmen on a mission trip to Italy and Greece. Ms. White also teamed up with English Department Chair Mr. Andrew Allen and Theology teacher Mr. Owen Williams '13 to accompany Edsmen on another mission trip to Buffalo, New York through the Young Neighbors in Action program in July, where they provided their services both at the Our Lady of Hope Vacation Bible School and at 

The Foundry. 



In addition to working at Get the Edge, the St. Edward Summer Enrichment Camp, Associate Director of Admission and Associate IB Coordinator Mr. Joseph Kasl '99 traveled to Japan as part of the MFA in Writing program through Spalding University.  He also went on family trips to Chicago; Mammoth Cave National Park (Kentucky); Glacier National Park (Montana); Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, pictured); Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming); and Sewanee, Tennessee (for his 15th college reunion).





Mrs. Lisa Hardin, Department of Language Acquisition Chair, and 

Mr. Nathan Hardin, Custodial Services & Event Setup Supervisor, accompanied four Edsmen on a mission trip to Honduras where they worked with local families and communities in conjunction with Catholic Charities. They taught English to local students, visited ancient Central American sites and participated in the traditions of the Mayan people.







Mr. Greg Stemm, Latin teacher, Mr. Cavoli and sixteen students from St. Ed's Knights of the Tiber participated in the 2018 annual convention of the National Junior Classical League at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in July. This was the largest turnout of Edsmen ever for this yearly celebration of Latin & the Classics.