The purpose of the Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association is to promote the spiritual, intellectual, moral, and social welfare of its members and to strongly support and further the cause of Catholic education. All persons who have graduated from St. Marys Catholic High School, St. Benedict’s Academy, Sacred Heart High School, St. Leo’s High School, St. Marys Central Catholic High School, and Elk County Christian/Catholic High School are members of the Alumni Association.
2020-2021 Alumni Association Officers
President – Ms. Becky Schatz ’00 Vice President – Treasurer/Secretary – Mrs. Kelly Ehrensberger Breindel ’89
Alumni Association Events and Meetings
Below is a list of the events and meetings held each year by the ECCHS Alumni Association:
Golden Grads Reunion The Golden Grads Dinner takes place the Sunday before Columbus Day each year at ECCHS and is held for those alumni who graduated 50 or more years earlier. It is an opportunity for the graduates to meet, reminisce and celebrate. Mass is held prior to dinner, and pictures of each class are taken. Then, the 50th year class members are welcomed into the Golden Grads and presented with a small memento. Also, a class speaker is usually nominated to give a speech as part of the program. An average of 100 people attends this annual event.
Fall Business Meeting The fall business meeting is held in mid-October in the ECCSS Admin Building Conference Room. Please consider joining us to discuss how to advance the cause of the association for the school community.
Alumni/Student “Share Your Career” Get-Together The first Alumni/Student “Share Your Career” Get-Together was held in December 2012. This day focuses on ECC alumni sharing their educational and career experiences with current juniors and seniors. This is done in an attempt to assist our students in their upcoming career plans in addition to connecting them to the ECC alumni community. Fifteen alumni members participated in the inaugural event, which students found to be very beneficial in planning their career paths. Over the years, career fields and topics that have been discussed include engineering, entrepreneurship, law enforcement, medical professions (including nursing, physical therapy, and surgery), social work, business, communications, wildlife management/conservation, and more.
Spirit Night Spirit Night is held during the winter months, usually in January or February, on the night of a home basketball game. Alumni memorabilia is distributed, and activities are held during halftime of the game. All of-age alumni are then invited to a local restaurant after the game for food, drinks, and socializing. Drawings and giveaways are also held. This event is well-received by the ECC community as around 100+ alumni attend the game and the festivities that follow.
Alumni Pinning Ceremony The Alumni Pinning Ceremony takes place each May to welcome and induct the graduating seniors into the Alumni Association. The pinning ceremony, which seniors have described as very memorable, involves an existing member of the Alumni Association pinning a designated senior with an alumni brooch. In honor of the ceremony, each senior and their pinner are given gifts, compliments of the Alumni Association. This event takes place at the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Awards Program that is held the Wednesday before graduation.
Spring Business Meeting The spring business meeting is held on the Tuesday following graduation. Please consider joining us to discuss how to advance the cause of the association for the school community.
Alumni Association Meeting Minutes
Click on the links below to view the minutes from each business meeting:
The ECCHS Alumni Association is looking for new Alumni to join the Alumni Association this Fall. If you are interested in being a member of the ECCHS Alumni Association join us on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm at the ECCSS Administrative Building behind the High School near the Football field at 4:30 pm or contact Becky Schatz @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-594-1864.