Thank you to everyone who made nominations for honorees at the Gala. The response from the Cougar Community was overwhelming! We are excited to honor the following people from our community this year at the 35th Annual Lake Catholic Gala:
- Mike Denk ‘83 – As a Lake Catholic student, Mike was both a high academic achiever and star quarterback before matriculating to Case Western Reserve University. Nowadays, when he’s not managing his high-powered engineering firm, Denk Associates, in Cleveland, he volunteers much of his time in various capacities at Lake Catholic. Denk enjoyed a prosperous stint as president of the girls’ basketball booster club (his daughters Megan ’16 and Lauren ’17 played for the team), he is the PA announcer for home football and basketball games, and he’s served on numerous Lake Catholic advisory boards over the past two decades.
- Joanne Randazzo – Joanne worked in our guidance department for close to 25 years and is the proud mother of four Lake Catholic alumni. She offered encouragement, support and a sincere warm smile every day to every person with whom she came in contact. Sadly, she passed away in May 2018 and we are grateful for her commitment to Lake Catholic.
- Carole (Andrews ’78) Zappitelli – Even after her five children have graduated from Lake Catholic, Carole remains incredibly active in the Cougar community. She exemplifies the spirit of “Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar” with her commitment to excellence and willingness to serve the community. Lake Catholic will always hold a special place in her heart, and she has displayed an unwavering dedication to supporting the school that gave her and her loved ones so much.
Please join us Saturday, February 16th at LaMalfa for an evening of celebrating these great people and Lake Catholic High School!
Attendees will enjoy Live and Silent auctions, games, dinner, drinks and more! Live entertainment provided by Lake Catholic's Jazz Combo. All proceeds from this event benefit Lake Catholic High School.