The E-Squire (March 2023)

Dear Cherished Alumni and Friends of Delone Catholic High School,
We asked, "Will you make your mark in support of our Squires?" and your answer was a resounding "Yes!" Our sincerest gratitude goes out to everyone who made a donation for the 2023 Squire Impact Day of Giving on March 15.  Our goal was 30 hours, 350 gifts, $66,000, 1 Squire Nation. With a few mailed-in donations left to process, we are pleased to announce that this year's day of giving contributions totaled more than $86,0000!


Sincerely, The Office of Advancement

The Class of 2027 and Families Welcomed with Breakfast, Prayer

On Saturday, March 11, the Delone Catholic Class of 2027 gathered for the first time. After breaking bread together, our new students selected their elective courses for next year. Staff and students were available to answer questions from parents about the high school transition, while student ambassadors led the incoming class in an icebreaker activity. The morning concluded with a prayer service. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and we look forward to a bright future together over the next four years.Class of 2027 and Families Welcome Prayer Service

Speech and Debate Team Compete in States

Eleven members of the Delone Catholic Speech and Debate team competed at the 2023 Pennsylvania High School Speech League state championships held on March 17-18 at Bloomsburg University. Nine competitors reached the semifinals, and four advanced to the final round. 
Victoria Staub '24 placed 2nd in the state in Oral Interpretation of Poetry and Riley Slee '24 placed 3rd in the state in Oral Interpretation of Prose. Maggie Murray '24 and Gabby Erdman '24 placed 6th in the state in Duo Interpretation.
The other semifinalists included: Jacob Fleming '23 & Rowan Dorsey '23, Emily Flynn '24, Matthew Leon' 24, and Dante Tapia Pujals '24.
The team will now begin preparing for the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament in Lousiville, Ky., later this spring.
Semifinalists and Finalists at State Speech Competition

Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams Earn District 3 Silver Medals

Squire fans took two trips to the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. for District 3 championship week this year. Both the boys' and girls' basketball teams made it to the championship games in their respective classes. In the end, both teams earned silver medals and spots in the state playoffs.

Boys' basketball team with District 3 silver medals
Girls' basketball team poses with fans after earning spot in district championship game

First-Ever Day of Music Celebration Planned

Delone Catholic High School music directors, Brian '79 and Lynn '84 Yealy, will host the school’s first-ever “Day of Music Celebration” on Tuesday, March 28, from 9:30-2 p.m. in the Delone Gym. Student members of Delone Catholic’s Tri-M Music Honor Society will assist in organizing the festivities, in which student-musicians from Delone Catholic, St. Teresa Catholic School, St. Joseph Catholic School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, and Mother Seton Catholic School will participate.
The Day of Music will mark the culmination of Delone Catholic High School’s celebration of March as National Music In Our Schools Month, so designated by the National Association for Music EducationRead More.

#SquiresOnStage with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Earlier this month, led by director Gabi Cranga '17, Delone Catholic's young actors and actresses presented Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as adapted by Ken Womble on stage in the Delone Gym. A preview performance for seventh- and eighth-grade students from our partner schools and three public performances included live musical performances led by English teacher and co-director Derf Maitland P‘13, ‘14, ‘17, ‘18.
This was the final on-stage theatrical production for senior members of the cast and crew, including Audrey Dittmar as Juliet, Rowan Dorsey as Friar Lawrence, Jacob Fleming as Paris and Benvolio, Justin Smith as Romeo, Keefer Stiles as Tech Director, Cara Bruton as Stage Manager, Joseph Chirillo as Sound Director, Kaleb Powell as Lightboard Operator, Mary Crider and Violetta Kojic as Spotlight Operators, Lily Shriner as Backstage Crew, and Cody McGlaughlin as Musical Crew. 
Romeo and Juliet swordfighting scene
Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Scene from Romeo and Juliet

Squire Art Exhibited in Celebration of Youth Art Month

Delone Catholic celebrated Youth Art Month at The Student Art Show reception at The Hanover Area Arts Guild, 32 Carlisle Street, Hanover on Saturday, March 11. The exhibit features work from seniors Mary Crider, Emma Goddard, Olivia Roth, and Elyse Wroten. 3D pieces from underclassmen Nic Pierce, Sofia Scamardella, and Samantha Smith are also on display. The exhibition will be on display through March 30.
Student art on display
Student art on display

Save the Dates!

April 19 |  Little Squires Take Me Out to the Ballgame
April 21-24 |  Spring Concert
April 28 | Ladies' Spring Tea
May 3 | Coffee & Donuts with the Principal
June 10 | Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament
June 17 | Alumni & Friends @ The Ballpark with The York Revolution
Sept. 29- Oct. 1 | Homecoming 2023
View our full calendar of events here

Alumni and Friends Night at the Ballpark with the York Revolution

Upcoming Reunions

Class of 1957
The Class of 1957 meets for lunch at 12 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 1180 Carlisle Street, Hanover. All are welcome.
Class of 1961
The Class of 1961 meets for lunch at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 1180 Carlisle Street, Hanover. All are welcome.
Class of 1965
The Class of 1965 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. From September-May, the location is Dutch Country Restaurant, 946 Baltimore Street, Hanover. In June, July, and August, the location is Crabbs Tropical Treat, 2279 Carlisle Pike, Hanover. All are welcome.
Class of 1966
The Class of 1966 will hold its 57th Reunion on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Inn 94 Restaurant, 4805 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford. For more information or to RSVP, contact Pat (Breiner) Webb at [email protected]​m or Julie (Houser) Hawbaker at 717-632-0620.
Class of 1973
The Class of 1973 will hold its 50th Reunion from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at the McSherrystown Moose, 534 South Street, McSherrystown. For more information, contact Judy (Tananis) Grubb at [email protected]​ or call/text 717-877-9188 or Deb (Slagle) Holub at [email protected]​.net. 

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