ACE Night speakers share educational, personal outcomes of graduate program

first_imgCourtesy of Alysa Guffey Current ACE teachers living in Corpus Christi, Texas, opened the annual ACE information night with a prayer. Corpus Christ is one of 35 communities the ACE teaching fellows program serves.This year, a second option for the application process is available for students who would like to know of their acceptance decision to ACE earlier, Comuniello said. Applicants can either apply early by Nov. 3 and hear back by Christmas or apply regular decision by Jan. 19 and hear back in mid-March.Comuniello said he is proud that all 35 communities the program serves ask specifically for ACE teachers to be assigned in the community.“We’ve never gone to a diocese and asked to place teachers there, it has always been a response to the needs of that community,” Comuniello said. “So we’ve always been invited by the bishop or the superintendent, and then thereafter the principals of those schools.”Comuniello said after the teachers and schools are confirmed, the program plays “matchmaker” to align teachers’ strengths and content areas with the needs of each school. ACE teachers are split into three levels, with one-third teaching each level of elementary, middle and high school.While some ACE teachers graduate from the program and go on to fulfill a lifelong vocation of teaching, Comuniello said former ACE teachers can pursue a myriad of career paths, from medical school to law school and public service.While the online format for ACE Night did not allow for crowd interaction and conversation, interested undergraduates could hear from ACE teachers across the country who are currently in their service programs or recent graduates.The information night began with an opening prayer led by the current ACE teachers living in community with each other in Corpus Christi, Texas.Calling in on Zoom from New York City, Dan Faas, a member of ACE cohort 17, shared his experiences with the program from the two years he taught at the Most Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Mobile, Ala.“The best advice I would give you is to allow yourself to just delight in the lives of your students,” Faas said. “You have the opportunity to engage and become a part of children’s lives for two years or more.”Now a principal of a school, Faas explained his three “immutable facts” on ACE that he believes to be true.“Number one, your students will change you, if you let them,” he said. “Number two, your community will change you, if you let them. And number three, the Lord will change you, if you let him or her.”John Cunningham, a member of ACE cohort 26, spoke to audience members from Saint Joseph High School in South Bend where he currently has a full-time teaching position. Prior to teaching in South Bend, Cunningham taught middle school social studies in Mission, Texas, where he found himself immersed in the community.Cunningham recalled not knowing exactly where he would be located upon receiving his random position.“But when I looked it up [and] I realized where I was going, I was thrilled because I knew I was going to be living in a place where I would not have else lived,” he said.Cunningham connected with the community in Texas in two ways: tacos and basketball.“When I first got to the valley, I didn’t know the culture,” Cunningham said. “During my years in Mission, Texas, I took pictures of every taco I ate and I posted it on Snapchat, so I ended up with 415 tacos. I ate every one of them, and they were absolutely delicious.”Through coaching the middle school basketball team, Cunningham said he was able to connect with his students outside the classroom.“I could let my guard down as a teacher a little bit, they could let their guard down as the students and we could connect over a common bond, which is basketball, and it allowed us to really get to know each other,” Cunningham said.In addition to an educational experience, ACE teachers participate in a total of 12 retreats over the two-year commitment. The largest retreat each year convenes in December in Austin, Texas, where all teachers are invited.“[We invite] all 180 teachers across the country to celebrate with one another and to rekindle friendships, but also to pray and celebrate Mass and really recenter and ground ourselves in the why and what we’re doing,” Comuniello said.Given the relatively easy and free application process, Faas said he sees no reason for an interested student not to apply to ACE.“The process of applying for ACE is itself a form of discernment,” Faas said. “You get to discern ACE, and ACE gets to discern you.”Tags: Alliance for Catholic Education, Catholic Schools, graduate program, masters of education Instead of walking across campus to the Stinson Remick Building, students dialed in from their devices Wednesday night to learn about the teaching fellows program within The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) in the annual fall ACE night.The ACE fellows program allows recent college graduates to embark on two years of service by teaching in under-resourced Catholic schools while working toward a cost-free Masters of Education degree.Michael Comuniello, associate director for recruiting and a 2016 ACE graduate, said each year there are 90 to 95 teachers who accept the position in the program, totaling around 180 ACE teachers serving in any given year between the two cohorts. According to Comuniello, roughly 50% of each cohort graduated from the tri-campus community and the other 50% come from across the country.last_img read more

American Legion plans fried chicken, smoked pork chop dinner

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Brookville American Legion will hold a fried chicken and smoked pork chop dinner on Friday, October 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. Ten pieces of chicken for $10, five pieces for $6, smoked pork chops are one for $4 and two for $7. French fries and cole slaw are $2 each.last_img

Solvay football goes to 7-0; Marcellus earns playoff home game

first_img Tags: Bishop LuddenfootballMarcellusSolvay True, it required a lot of points and a lot of stress, but the Solvay football team is now the proud owner of an undefeated regular season – and a daunting assignment for the opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs.The state Class B no. 9-ranked Bearcats’ perfect run through the Class B West division culminated Friday night at Al Merola Field, where it trailed for the first time all season, but stormed back and, with a big fourth quarter, pulled away to beat Homer 55-41.And leads Solvay into the sectional tournament, where next Friday it meets long-time powerhouse Cazenovia, the fourth-place finisher in the B East division, the Lakers having won four of five games following an uncharacteristic 0-2 start. After the Trojans went back in front again, Bagozzi, from his own 20, again threw deep and again found Scott, the TD covering 80 yards. That, along with a Bagozzi’s 45-yard scoring pass to Russ Tarbell late in the half, gave Solvay its first lead, 28-21, where it stood at the break.They traded scores once more in the third quarter, Bagozzi’s fourth TD pass of the night a seven-yard strike to Zach Bowen, but a rare missed conversion meant that the Bearcats entered the final period up 34-28, and now it was Homer tying it when Logan Peck scored from 23 yards out early in the final period.It wasn’t until Bagozzi scrambled nine yards to the end zone a few minutes later that Solvay got the lead for good. Then, after Homer’s lone turnover, Franklin made it 48-34 on a four-yard TD run, and Bagozzi clinched it with another deep strike to Scott, this one covering 69 yards.Meanwhile, up north, Marcellus pulled out a 34-28 victory over South Jefferson that improved the Mustangs’ record to 6-1 and assured itself a first-round playoff home game next Friday against Central Valley Academy.This one went back and forth, too, with the Mustangs using first-half TD runs of two yards by Nick Kermes and eight yards by Sean Tierney to match Austin Mesler’s pair of scoring passes for the Spartans – 46 yards to Colden Montague, 21 yards to Jeff Messenger.Tied 14-14 at intermission, state Class B no. 17-ranked Marcellus scored twice more in the third and fourth quarters, each of them on three-yard runs by Kermes, and once more South Jefferson matched them.When Anthony Rasmussen scored on a one-yard plunge and the Spartans added a two-point conversion, it was 28-28, but in the final minute of regulation Tierney went through the air from near midfield, finding Jared Sammon for a 45-yard scoring pass that proved the game-winner.It proved quite a successful night for all of the area’s Class B West teams in general, with Bishop Ludden, who just missed reaching the sectional playoffs, earning a 25-6 victory over Cortland.Nazier Kinsey and Eric Phillips both scored on short TD runs in the first quarter, and Phillips converted again in the second period as the Gaelic Knights led the Purple Tigers 18-6 at halftime. Then Anthony Cervantes sealed it with a third-quarter 32-yard dash to the end zone.And Westhill, who had absorbed five consecutive defeats since topping Homer in the Sept. 6 opener, finally broke that skid by defeating Institute of Technology Central 21-6 at Corcoran High School Stadium.The Warriors scored the game’s first 21 points, Garvin Kinney throwing three touchdown passes – two to Demetri Asicoti, plus a 24-yard strike to Jack Mooney. Riley McNitt ran 22 times for 91 yards to pace Westhill’s ground attack.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img With the top playoff seed already locked up, Solvay’s game with Homer centered around maintaining its unbeaten mark, though it was made more difficult by having top running back and linebacker Jaimen Bliss out of the lineup for the second week in a row.Three different times in the first half, the Trojans went out in front 7-0, 14-7 and 21-14, moving at will against an undermanned Bearcats defense, only to have Solvay respond with four big plays.Brock Bagozzi’s 53-yard touchdown pass to Justin Scott got the Bearcats on the board, with Blaine Franklin scoring on a 46-yard run late in the first quarter to tie it 14-14.last_img read more

Deontay Wilder ‘very interested’ in Anthony Joshua fight

first_imgpic.twitter.com/abdyJc2I25— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) December 2, 2018He added: “If everything is in the paper, I have no desire to discuss anything and let him go fight who he wants.”Join DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15Both Wilder (40-0-1) and Joshua (22-0) remain undefeated, the latter having beaten Alexander Povetkin in his last Wembley bout in September. Join DAZN and watch Canelo plus more than 100 fight nights a yearFury and his team have consequently called for a rematch, yet Wilder appears to be again showing interest in facing Joshua.The 29-year-old Joshua holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts and has a Wembley date booked for April against an opponent yet to be named, with lengthy public negotiations failing between he and Wilder previously.And Finkel established that the American’s camp would require talks to be more discreet this time.”We’re very interested in the fight [with Joshua],” Finkel told Sky Sports. “If he wants to be professional and keep it in a private discussion, I’m open to it.” Deontay Wilder is “very interested” in facing Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification fight after retaining his WBC belt courtesy of a contentious draw against Tyson Fury, Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, says.Wilder twice knocked down Fury, but otherwise struggled against the Briton, who believed he should have won and was outraged with the judges’ controversial failure to separate the pair.last_img read more