Alumni News

We want to wish a special congratulations to SPJ graduate, Alex Huffman, who currently attends Central Catholic High School. She recently completed her training with Central’s Campus Minister, Deacon Randy, to become Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. She joins Central’s student Liturgical Ministry Team which includes altar servers, readers, musicians, prayer leaders and Eucharistic ministers. Nearly 20% of CCHS students are on the Liturgical Ministry Team, leading the student body in prayer and worship. We’re proud to see our graduates deepening their faith.


Congratulations to Central Catholic senior and former SPJ student, Georgia Bentzel. She and fellow senior, Ryan Parlin, were recently presented with American Legion Awards for scoring the highest grade in the Americanism & Government test. Georgia & Ryan won at both the district and county level! Great job, Georgia!

Congratulations to Central Catholic students and SPJ graduates,  Sophia Montgomery and Spencer Montgomery, who have been cast in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The show will be staged at the beautiful Canton Palace Theatre, April 14-16! Ticket information will be released soon. For more information on the show and the full cast list visit We are proud of our graduates!

Ana Minarcheck has a first place finish on Central Catholic Swim Team

Congratulations to the Central Catholic Crusaders Swim Team. They are having a fantastic season and we are proud to see former graduates of our school helping them achieve success. 
On December 30th, the Crusaders traveled to Salem to swim against 8 other teams. The team, as a whole, placed first! 
The Lady Crusaders placed second in Women’s Team, narrowly losing to Columbiana 209 to 195. Special congratulations to SPJ graduate, Ana Minarcheck, for her own first place finish! 
The Crusader gentlemen also placed first in Men’s Team. This marks another Crusader swim meet lots of season and lifetime bests. Great job, Crusaders! Good luck as your season progresses. 

The mission of the Stark Catholic Elementary School Alumni Partnership is made possible only by the support of current families, alumni members, and friends of Catholic education. Every donation, no matter the amount, is valued and is crucial to help us offer scholarships and enhance the events and partnership ties within our school community.  Please consider making a gift to the SS. Philip and James Catholic School Alumni Partnership.

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SCESA Events and Fundraising

Stark Catholic Elementary School Alumni serves to keep our Catholic Elementary School Alumni connected through social outings and fundraising events that benefit Catholic School students today with scholarships.
Annual Alumni Breakfast 
This annual breakfast honors Stark County Catholic School Alumni members who have made a significant impact in Catholic education and the world around them. Proceeds from this event benefit the alumni scholarship fund.       
2018 Honoree: Renee Powell 
2019 Honoree: Harold Ziegler
2020 Honoree: Regina Coeli Alumni Committee
Annual Alumni Golf Scramble 
This annual event gathers foursomes of Stark County Catholic School Alumni at Clearview Golf Course. This event is filled with competition, games, prizes, food and cook-outs. Proceeds from this event benefit the Alumni "Be A Student's Friend" Scholarship. 
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