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Harold Ziegler, Jr. ’51- On March 5, Ziegler was honored with the Stark Catholic Elementary School Alumni partnership's 2019 Alumnus of the Year Award. Ziegler was presented this year’s award by the 2018 Alumna of the Year honoree, Renee Powell. The morning was filled was filled with speakers including Dana Scallon, a Catholic singer and composer who shared stories about Ziegler and Catholic education. Read more about the 2019 Alumnus of the Year honoree.
 
Kathy (Healy) Wagner '60- Kathy Wagner has been married to Don Wagner for 50 years and they share two adult children, two adult grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wagner is president of Centerville Garden Club and in June 2019 will be installed as second Vice President for Garden Club of Ohio.
 
Renee Powell ’64- Renee Powell was the second African-American women to compete on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, the first black woman to be elected to membership in the PGA of America, and was one of  seven women to be named as honorary Members of the 260-year-old Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andres, Scotland. In 2017, Powell was inducted into the PGA of American Hall of Fame. In 2018, Powell was named the 2018 Alumna of the Year honoree by the Stark Catholic Elementary School Alumni partnership.
 
Bob Belden ’65- Bob Belden is now a member of the Board of Directors of Stark County Catholic Schools and is the CEO of The Belden Brick Co. After CCHS, Belden attended Notre Dame College and was a standout quarterback for the football team, leading him to the NFL. 

Rosemary (Lonce) Cramer ’69- Rosemary (RN, BSN) went on to become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master at ReikiTouch, LLC. She has been nursing for 42 years and is now retired.
 
William J. "Bill" Hammel '69- Hammel is the retired founder, Chairman and CEO Synovus Bank of Jacksonville.

Terry A. Snow ’74- Dr. Smith is the Executive Director of the Dallas County Juvenile Department. She has a daughter and granddaughter. 

John P. Hughes ’82- John has been inducted into the Clarion Sports Hall of Fame for his time spent as a football player.

PJ Chavez ’00- PJ was selected as one of the recipients of the “Twenty under 40” award winners this year. He is currently the Director of Campus Ministry for CCHS and director of liturgical services at Walsh University.

Andrea Legg ’00- Andrea has been named Librarian of the Year by the Ohio Library Council. She currently oversees four branch locations, a mobile services department, and a busy technical services department.

Ryan Bitzel ’00- Ryan has been named the Major League Physical Therapist for the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This is his first season with the Mariners organization, and he spent the last seven years with the San Diego Padres as their minor league rehab coordinator.  

Cameron DeMarsh ’10- Cameron recently graduated from dental school and moved back to the Canton area to practice.

Andrew Farina ’14- Former CCHS Swimmer Andrew Farina earned a top 50 academic award at Ohio Wesleyan’s 14th Annual Dale J. Bruce Scholarship Athlete Awards Dinner. He recently finished 25th in the 200-meter breaststroke and 26th in the 400-individual medley at the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

Griffin Baumoel ’17- Griffin, a Navy linebacker, has received the Vice Admiral William P. Mack Award, which is presented to the most improved player during spring football drills as voted on by the Midshipmen’s coaching staff.
 
Clay Richards ’18- Richards has earned 21 merit badges, in only four years, from the Troop 265 in North Canton. For Clay’s service project, he built and installed houses for wood ducks along a walking trail within the Stark Parks North Canton area. Currently, Richards is studying civil engineering at Stark State.

Central Catholic’s 2008 State Championship Baseball Team was inducted into the Greater Stark County Amateur Baseball Association’s Hall of Fame on Jan. 20, 2018!

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