Alumni Profiles

Kayleigh Hanlin, Class of 2007

Kayleigh Hanlin, is a 2007 Central Catholic graduate, who took the time stop by her alma mater in February to visit with her former teachers and share what she’s been doing since her graduation. Kayleigh has been working in the publishing and education space. Currently, she is the Purchasing Coordinator for the Junior Library Guild and is co-owner of Empowered Minds, a company with a mission to spread the message of self-love, confidence and empowerment. In September of 2018 she co-authored and published her first book called J.O.Y. (Just Own You) Journal. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Otterbein University. She is a Young Alumni Board member at Otterbein University and is an active volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.During her visit, she sat down to share some of her thoughts and answer some questions about her experience at Central.

What would you say was special about your experience at Central?
My experience at Central was unique because I was a name, not a number or a face in the crowd. I was known personally by teachers and administrative staff alike (hopefully, most of that was in a good way, haha). They could provide more guidance and advice by knowing me, my personality and my background than they would have been able to if I was in a sea of hundreds of kids.

What do you think is our school’s greatest asset?
The community. You really form meaningful and life-lasting relationships with your classmates, teachers, and staff. My friends from high school and I have watched each other graduate from college, get married, move across states, change jobs and start families. Through all life events, we still maintain our friendship.

How did Central Catholic prepare you for future success?
During high school, I was able to join several different student organizations, try different clubs and activities so I could discover what I liked and didn’t like. I was active on the Speech & Debate Team and the Drama Club. Those experiences helped me to come out of my shell and discovered I enjoyed public speaking. It prepared me to be able to talk to anyone in my career, without feeling awkward and allowed me to make genuine connections.

To learn more about Kayleigh’s company or to explore her JOY Journal, visit http://mindsempowered.com/


Tricia Ostertag, Class of 1999

Congratulations to Tricia Ostertag,1999 graduate and the 1999 Tower of Light Winner who recently earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Akron. Dr. Ostertag’s dissertation was “Using Creative Placemaking and Community-led Design to Revitalize Downtowns: A Study of Canton, OH.” She currently serves the community as Vice President of ArtsinStark and is an adjunct professor at Walsh and Kent Stark. Dr. Ostertag shared with us that she "credits her years at Central for teaching her the value of public service, to which she’s committed her life ever since." We're proud to have a long line of esteemed alumni who put into action the lessons we teach at CCHS, that it is important to give back to your community!

Archived Profile: Mark Mokros, Class of 2016

 
 
Mark has experienced great success at Walsh University. His Walsh Men's Basketball Team recently represented the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in the new National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Top-25 Poll! Personally, Mark was ranked third in the conference in triples made with 53! 

We had a chance to catch up with Mark when he was awarded his G-Mac Championship award during our Catholic School Day with the Cavs. He shared that “his experience at CCHS and St. Mary Elementary School helped him make the decision to become an educator because of the relationships he built over those years with both students and staff." Mark said the staff at both schools will always hold a special place in his heart! 
 

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