All posts by Sheryl Huffman

B.S. M.E., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
M.B.A., Ashland University, Ashland, OH

2012 to present – LCCHS
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Lima, OH
Monsanto Research Corporation, Miamisburg, OH

Class of 2018 Commencement Highlights

LCC held its 62nd annual Commencement on Saturday evening, May 12, in the Msgr. Herr Gymnasium. The seventy-five graduates and their guests were addressed by Salutatorian Sam DeLong in an address entitled “296940” which refers to the total minutes logged in high school and all the special times he’s shared with the Class of 2018; he ended with some advice about future time in their lives. Valedictorian Emily Sreenan gave her valedictory address entitled “Inspiration in Our Shoes” in which she talked about how this book inspired her running (she’s a state champion in cross-country) and how lessons learned in running a race can also be good life lessons.

One hundred percent of the Class of 2018 passed the requirements for graduation and participated in the ceremony. Eighty percent of the 75 graduates will continue their education at a 4-year institution, 8% are going to a 2-year college, 9% intend to join the military and 3% plan to enter the workforce.

The faculty and staff of LCC annually recognize graduating seniors who have excelled in the various disciplines over four years. The winners of the 2018 departmental awards were Leyre Jimenez Garcia (Math), Chun-Yen (Jim) Cheng (Science), Emily Sreenan (English), Ryan Stemen (Social Studies), Samuel DeLong (French), Cecilia Riepenhoff (Italian), Ethan Mangette (Spanish), Mark Janowski (Business), Logan Shultz (Technology), Ellen Dee (Art), Zerlina Keys (Choir), Jonathan Garlock (Instrumental Music).

In addition to the academic awards, Emily Sreenan and Connor Knippen were presented with the prestigious Bishop’s Cross Award. The Bishop’s Cross is a great honor given to graduating seniors in the Toledo Diocese who lead by example, are active in the pastoral life of their school and parishes, and are known for being persons of excellent character, integrity and service.

Madelyn John was announced the winner of the Catherine G. Quatman Student Award and Deacon Patrick Minnich was named the Catherine G. Quatman Faculty Award recipient in recognition of their passion for the mission of Lima Central Catholic and the Lima Community.

Msgr. Herr Scholarships were awarded to Cecilia Riepenhoff and Nelson Denson. These scholarships are given every year as a testament to the faith Fr. Herr had in the youth of today.

2018 Senior Composite - final

Summer Workouts

Our athletic trainer, Ms. Pachuta, will be available throughout the summer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8-12pm. All students are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to come any time during these hours to work out. Training will focus on overall gains in strength, flexibility, agility and coordination. The training is not required to participate in LCC athletics and is free of charge. Workouts begin May 30.

Class of 2018 Top Honors

Lima Central Catholic is proud to announce that Emily Sreenan has earned the honor of being named the Valedictorian, and Samuel DeLong is the Salutatorian, for the Class of 2018. Emily and Sam will address their fellow graduates and guests at the 62nd Annual Commencement on Saturday, May 12, in the Msgr. E.C. Herr Athletic & Convocation Center. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.

Val & Sal 2018

LCC Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Scholarship opportunities abound for LCC students in 2018-19, with several having  application deadlines in early May. A list of scholarships to apply for can be found on the Scholarships & Assistance page of this website, or by clicking here.

Several of the scholarships now use a common scholarship application form. This means that you may apply for several scholarships at once by completing only one application. All current eighth-graders, freshmen, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to check out the requirements for each scholarship and to apply for all that you are eligible. The common scholarship application, including the two essays which must be attached to the application form, is due by May 11.

We again this year will be offering several Lead-Serve-Excel scholarships recently established for Catholic students to attend Lima Central Catholic High School. All students who are practicing Catholics are eligible to apply. Check out all of the new scholarships by clicking here.


LCC Coaching Opportunity

LCCHS is seeking a passionate/qualified Varsity Boys Soccer Coach. You must have or be able to obtain a PAP (Pupil Activity Permit) and meet the Toledo Diocese certification requirements. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a letter of interest along with an updated resume to Athletic Director Frank Kill at by Friday, May 11, 2018.

Christian Music Project 2018

Deacon Minnich needs your assistance in choosing the winner for a song project he assigned to his Junior Theology students. The goal of the project was to learn how music has helped to spread Christian teachings throughout the world and how individual songs have inspired others to share this Christian message. Deacon Minnich has chosen the finalists among all of the song projects submitted, but needs your help to select a winner. Please click on the link below to view the top song projects created by the students and select the one you think best achieves the goal of the project. To vote for a winner, email Deacon Minnich at by May 4 with the name of the song that you think is the best. Thank you for your participation … and enjoy the music!

Christian Music

Click here to go to the 2018 Top Song Projects.


Red Cross Blood Drive April 25

The American Red Cross will be at LCC on Wednesday, April 25, for our third and final blood drive of the year. Red Cross volunteers will be in the new gym from 8:30 until 1:30 to accept donations. Students should sign up at school for an appointment, but the public is welcome to come any time during the designated hours and they will be accommodated. You must be 17 years of age to donate blood; younger persons may donate with parental permission. Click here to print a parental consent form.