Arcanum News: A perfect season for Arcanum seventh-grade cagers


The Arcanum Boy’s 7th Grade Basketball team recently finished a perfect 18-0 season by winning the Cross County Conference 7th Grade Tournament. The Trojans defeated Tri- County North, 54-22, Franklin-Monroe, 60-14, and Miami East, 35-13 on their way to the CCC Tournament Championship.

The 7th grade team was composed of Dan Albright, Ian Baker, Luke Brinksneader, Griffen Cates, Tayten Cutarelli, Ashton Etherington, Jake Goubeaux, Tyler Huber, Chad Pitzer, Hunter Roberts, Eli Shelton, Brennen Troutwine, Chase Werling and Jensen Whittaker. Coaches for the team were Dave Baker, Colton Troutwine, and Don Taylor.

The players worked extremely hard during the season to improve their defensive and offensive skills. Just as importantly, the players exhibited a willingness to share the ball and learned to play the game with poise, patience, and discipline. These kids were a team in the truest sense and played with energy and a commitment to “Excellence.” Congratulations TEAM!

The third annual Trojan Alumni Homecoming will be held April 22 at Arcanum High School. Come enjoy a relaxed, casual evening reminiscing and reconnecting with classmates and friends. Registration for the evening will begin at 5 p.m. in the school cafetorium. At that time there will be tours available for anyone wishing to see the school, as well as light appetizers. Dinner will be served by Batdorf’s Red Barn Catering beginning at 6:30 p.m. The menu will consist of tossed salad with French or ranch dressing, boneless pork loin, Italian marinated chicken strips, green beans with almonds, red skin potatoes, and dinner roll, followed by chocolate or white cake for dessert. Drinks will include coffee (regular and decaf), sweet ice tea, lemonade, and ice water. Entertainment will be provided by the High School Jazz Band. To be a part of this special event, reservations must be made by April 1. Questions, call Nancy Perrin Ady at (937) 269-6318. If you cannot attend but would like to support the scholarship fund, please submit it to Nancy Perrin Ady, 108 Sierra Lane, Arcanum, Ohio 45304.

The Arcanum Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees were announced this past week. The Distinguished Alumni and Honorary Trojan Hall of Fame was established to honor those individuals who have made a significant impact through achievement, actions and contributions within their communities and professions and serve as exemplary role models for Arcanum students. The Arcanum Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to recognize the following inductees for 2017 – the Distinguished Alumni Inductee: Dr. Jeremy Mills; and the 2017 Honorary Trojan Inductee: Mrs. Sandy Finkbine.

Dr. Jeremy Mills is 1995 graduate of Arcanum High School and is currently an associate professor and program director of the Intervention Specialist Program at Wright State University. Sandy Finkbine was a teacher at Arcanum Elementary for 20 years, working as a Title I tutor, Title I teacher and a Reading Recovery teacher. In addition to being Teacher of the Year at Arcanum-Butler, she helped bring the Reading Recovery and Jump Start Programs to Arcanum. The induction ceremony to honor the new Hall of Fame members will take place at the Trojan Alumni Homecoming event on April 22 in the school cafetorium.

Don’t forget the Arcanum Athletic Boosters’ Third Annual Monte Carlo Night will be this Saturday, at the Stillwater Valley Golf Club, 9235 Seibt Road, Versailles, Ohio, from 7 to 11 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 which includes the event entry, appetizers, and 1 FREE raffle entry. For tickets or questions, please call or text Karin Baker at 937-604-5752 or Tish Rademachir 937-417-5253.

Congratulations to the Arcanum-Butler Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Erin Tegtmeyer! Mrs. Tegtmeyer has been employed at AB Schools for 10 years. Her first seven years were spent in the elementary as an instructional aide and the past 3 years as the 5/6 intervention specialist. A graduate of AHS, she went to Western Governor’s University in Special Education where she earned her Bachelors and Master’s Degrees. She and her husband, Rob, live in Arcanum with their three children.

Fun Fact about St. Patrick’s Day — Chicago is famous for dyeing the Chicago River green on St. Patrick’s Day. The tradition began in 1962, when a pipe fitters union—with the permission of the mayor—poured a hundred pounds (45 kilograms) of green vegetable dye into the river. (On the job, the workers often use colored dyes to track illegal sewage dumping.) Today only 40 pounds (18 kilograms) of dye are used, enough to turn the river green for several hours.

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” ~Adrienne Cook

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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