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Whether your student graduated 30, 20, 10 years ago or just last year, we hope you have happy memories and great connections from your student’s time at Bishop Lynch High School. We’re pleased to begin a new initiative in bringing together BL Parents, beyond the high school years. Our goal is to provide past parents the opportunity to serve each other, our alumni children, and the school community. When you stay connected, you share your ongoing pride in our school, your gratitude for the education your student received and an appreciation for lasting friendships made throughout the years.


(Did you know that this newsletter is updated throughout the month … check the website often for all the latest!)

Parents of Alumni Summer Gathering

A huge thank you to all that came out for our summer gathering on June 1st at HG Sply Co on Greenville Ave.  We want to especially thank our newest members, our parents of our 2017 grads that made it out!!  Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Fall Gathering - details coming soon!

Join Our Facebook Group - BL Official Parents of Alumni

We just created a Facebook Group just for our past parents.  We wanted to give you a more convenient way and better opportunity to serve each other, our alumni children, and the school community. Just click the below link!! Please share so other parents are aware and can join as well.

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Next Shoreline cleanup is on Monday, July 24th - FTLOTL - White Rock Lake

We need your help!!  Come out and help us clean up our adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake.  This is for the entire BL Community so the more we have out there the more we make an impact!!  We will meet at our designated area from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm and then afterwards we will head over to The Lake House for a few beverages - our treat!  To better explain the shoreline cleanup - our Alumni Association's Community Service Committee has adopted a small portion of White Rock Lake's shoreline. In this program, a group agrees to keep their adopted part litter-free.  Please consider helping out our Alumni Association by joining us! Bring a friend, bring your family, - what a great way to reconnect and also help the community and environment!! We hope to see you - meet at our designated area - see map on the left for the exact location on W. Lawther Dr., just south of Mockingbird.

Save the Date - Homecoming 2017 is the Weekend of October 13th!

Hope you will make plans to join us on Friday, October 13th here on the BL Campus for the Alumni Homecoming Party and Taste of Lynch.  Once again we will have the Emerald City Band performing to entertain all of our alumni and their guests.  Then on Saturday afternoon, the 14th at 4 pm we will have the Mass of Remembrance honoring all of deceased classmates.  This Mass will be in the West Wing Lobby located on the west side of campus (note there will not be a Mass on Sunday this year). Then the Classes of 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 will be having their respective reunions on Saturday, October 14, 2017. 

Alumni in the Military

Throughout the year on our military/armed forces holidays, we honor all of our alumni and former students that are currently serving in the United States Military.  If you know of any classmates that we may have omitted from this list, please forward this newsletter to them or supply us with the information so we can contact them or their families. Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that

Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that have served in the armed forces especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their life.  We are currently compiling this list and would appreciate any assistance you can provide us as we attempt to update our records.


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Congratulations to John Frazier '88

You can catch John on the July 18th's episode of YOU CAN DO BETTER on truTV.  Way to go John!

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Congratulations to Jerry Rocha '95

Jerry just filmed his first NetFlix special. The story is in the July 18th edition of the Dallas Observer.  Click here to read the article.  And then catch him when he returns to Dallas from September 28th-30th at Hyena's and then October 5th-7th at the Fort Worth location.

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Congratulations to Kenleigh Roden-Foreman '08

Kenleigh successfully defended her dissertation and received her Ph.D. in psychology from UT Southwestern Medical Graduate School. She begins a 2 year postdoctoral residency fellowship in clinical psychology at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago this fall.

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Congratulations to Erin Farrell '09

After graduating from Bishop Lynch in 2009, Erin Farrell received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a Minor in Business Administration in 2013 from Texas A&M University.  In 2013, she was accepted into Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, on the Island of St Kitts and Nevis.  Erin transferred after her first year to Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.  In June of 2015 Erin traveled to South Africa with SA WorldVets where she participated in a Wildlife Conservation course and learned about wildlife management, breeding, safe captures by darting from a helicopter, and participated in treatment and rehabilitation of various species (kudu, impala, zebra, giraffe, etc.).  In May 2017 Erin received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.  She will be working at Canyon City Animal Hospital, a small animal private practice in Canyon Lake, Texas.

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Congratulations to David Helms '11

David is appearing on stage in the WingSpan Theatre Company’s production of Edward Albee’s FINDING THE SUN July 14th to August 5th at the Bath House Cultural Center. For more information just go to www.festivalofindependenttheatres.org.

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Congratulations to Nick Chabot '12

Nick can be seen once again onstage in the Garland Summer Musical’s production of HELLO DOLLY! The show, which was choreographed by former BL dance instructor Kelly McCain, opens on July 21st and runs through July 30th. Mark Mullino, who was the music director for HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL last year, is the music director for HELLO DOLLY!

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We Wish Madeline Schill '15 The Best of Luck

In the summer of 2018, Madeline will be riding a bike from The University of Texas at Austin to Anchorage, Alaska along with other UT students.  They are a part of Texas 4000 for Cancer, a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has been supporting cancer research for 13 years as the longest annual charity bike ride in the world.  During this 70-day journey, they will ride over 4,500 miles to Alaska. Sheis taking on this challenge to support all those affected directly or indirectly by cancer, and to honor the memory of her oldest sister, Calypso.  To read Madeline's story or to donate to her cause just click here. Good luck Madeline!

And Congratulations to our young graduates who Are receiving Special recognitions from their respective colleges.
we wish them continued success!

Rachel Grinbergs '13 - Rachel graduated with Honors from Notre Dame in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication Design and will begin her job with Fjord (a design firm) in August in Chicago.

Kelly Ikemenogo '13 - Kelly graduated from Iowa State with a degree in Graphic Design.

Bailey A Josephs '13
- Bailey just graduated with a Major in Accounting from Samford University and she will be going through there Masters of Accounting program this next year.  She plans to follow that with an MBA from the Brock School of Business at Samford.

Danielle Rogers '14
In May Danielle graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in three years with a B.A. in English and a minor in Linguistics. She has been accepted into eight law schools which are Howard Law, Michigan State School of Law, University of Richmond School of Law, Texas Tech School of Law, TSU School of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law, South Texas School of Law and Tulsa School of Law. However, she will be attending Michigan State University School of Law in the Fall. Danielle is currently working as an intern for Downs & Stanford Law in downtown Dallas until she leaves for law school.

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- Ashtyn has accepted a paid internship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas for Summer 2017. She was selected as 1 of 7 participants and she will be gaining experience in a hospital setting, while working on patient bedside manner.

We want to hear from our Alumni – if you have news to share please email alumni@bishoplynch.org !

Alumni and Community Prayer Request

Alumni and Former Students:

Mark Fehmer ’73 passed away on May 23, 2017.  He was the brother of Paul Fehmer ’75.

Joseph "Joe" Irvin ’94 passed away on May 9, 2017. He was the brother of Martin Irvin ’93.

Bishop Lynch Community Members:

John Ackley passed away on June 9, 2017.  He was the father of Rob Ackley ’02 and Jim Ackley ’06.

Philomena Berens passed away on June 3, 2017.  She was the mother of Michelle Berens Wiora ’80, Hope Berens ’83, Sonja Berens Chuprinko ’84 and current faculty member, Laura Berens Pfeil ’86.  She was also the grandmother of Shelby Chuprinko, Class of 2019.

Martha Cash passed away on April 22, 2017.  She was the mother of John Michael Cash ’78, Patricia Cash Drake ’78,  Susan Cash ’80, Bill Cash ’82, Catherine Cash Kleinmeier ’93, Anthony Cash ’95 and Daniel Joseph Cash ’99.  She was also the grandmother of Jason Cash ’99 and the mother-in-law of Christina D’Arcy Cash ’94 (wife of Matthew Cash).

John Chudej passed away on March 23, 2017. He was the father of Kenneth Chudej ’68, Linda Chudej White ’70 and Michael Chudej ’77.

Rosalie Duca passed away on May 16, 2017.  She was the mother of Joseph Duca ’67 and Theresa Duca Dillard ’73 and the grandmother of Chelsea Dillard May ’94 and Chris Dillard ’01 and the grandmother-in-law of Kristen Strieker Dillard '01.

Lena Garcia passed away on May 11, 2017.  She was the mother of Phillip Garcia,  Jr. ’68, Charlotte Garcia Jones ’70 and Gregory M Garcia ’77 and the grandmother of Nicholas C Garcia ’97,  Christina A Garcia ‘ 01 and  Danielle Jones Cade ’04.

Walt Gray passed away on June 4, 2017.  He was the father of Megan Gray Rohde ’02, Meredith Gray Gauthier ’02, Erin Gray Smith ’05 and Jamie Gray ’10. He was also the brother-in-law of Marcellina McNally Kampa '78.

Dorothy Kelley passed away on May 26, 2017.  She was the mother of Kathey Kelley Szyperski ’74, Cynthia Kelley ’75, Father Daniel Kelley ’79, Timothy Kelley ’82, Maria Kelley Wallis ’85 and Thomas Kelley ’88.

Patricia Marotta passed away on June 30, 2017.  She was the mother of Lori Marotta ’73, Louis Marotta ’75, Mark Marotta ’78, Martin Marotta ’80, Julie Marotta Einstein ’80 and Rose Marotta Blessing ’81 and the mother in law of Karen Petter Marotta '79 and the grandmother of Kristina Marotta Trujillo ’06.

Angela McIngvale passed away on May 25, 2017.  She was the mother of George McIngvale, Jr. ’68†, Jim McIngvale ’69, Julia McIngvale Stout ’71, Mary McIngvale Dunson ’72, Ralph McIngvale ’75 and Angela McIngvale Jones ’84.

Joseph Mehan passed away on May 5, 2017.  He was the father of Ruth Mehan Uhl ’70, Helen Mehan ’72, Father Joseph Mehan ’75,  Joy Mehan ’76, Genevieve Mehan ’78, Emilie Mehan McVey ’79 and Grace Mehan ’83.

Diane Polito passed away on July 7, 2017.  She was the mother of Margaret Polito Roberts †’69 and Phillip Polito ’73.

Jackson Sanders passed away on May 10, 2017.  He was the grandson of Michael Dennehy ’71.

C.E. “Chuck” Schackmann passed away on May 15, 2017.  He was the father of John Schackmann ’77 and Bill Schackmann ’80.

Joanne Smith passed away on June 20, 2017.  She was the grandmother of Avery Smith ’12 and Quentin Smith ’15.

Dr. Lewis Thompson, Jr. passed away on May 28, 2017.  He was the father of Lewis Thompson, III ’71, Carol Thompson Riedel ’72, Raymond Thompson †’74, Diane Thompson Zeigler ’76, Kerry Thompson Orth ’78, Susan Thompson Knoll ’80 and Kenneth Thompson ’82.  He was also the father-in-law of John Orth ’78.

Please Continue to Pray for:

Brent Ensor '08 who was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Click here to read his story and how you can help.

Emily Henderson '12 as she battles Neuroblastoma Cancer.  See Emily's story on Caring Bridge - click here to offer prayers of encouragement and support.

Ann Marie Herbst, wife of Jay Herbst ’01 who is battling Leukemia.  Click here for more information on her Caring Bridge page.

Kiara Sandoval, 5-year-old daughter of Robyn Shea Sandoval '93, has been battling a massive brain tumor with the spirit of a U.S. Marine. Fortunately her cancer is a Grade 1 astrocytoma so her prognosis is favorable; however, she has subsequently lost her vision and requires ongoing therapy. Please pray and follow her journey at https://www.facebook.com/prayers4kiara/.

David Nevitt '78 who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's.  Click here for his Parkinson Foundation page to offer him prayers of encouragement and support.

Victora Vera '06 who has been diagnosed with cancer.  Click here to go to her YouCaring page and read more about her story.

Michelle Yoxall, wife of Dan Yoxall '81 who is fighting the Early Onset of Alzheimer's.  Her sister-in-law, Tish Yoxall, wife of Tom Yoxall '84 has set up a donation page to help end the fight of Alzheimer's.  Click here to see her page and offer prayers of encouragement and support.

Bishop Lynch Community Prayer Request

We invite you to submit your prayer requests to us to be included during daily mass, school mass, retreats or any other prayer service throughout the year. Whether you are alumni, parent, student or friend, we welcome any prayer intentions. Providing your name and email is not required. Please click here to submit your prayer request.

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