Central Catholic Blue & White Newsletter- Spring 2018

NOTEABLE ACHI EVEMENTS

* Edward C. Ybarra Jr. Class of 1983

Some may know him as “Eddie,” “Coach Ybarra,” or the disciplinarian “Mr. Ybarra.” You can typically tell at what point in time you met him based on what you call him! Mr. Edward C. Ybarra Jr. ’83 was recently recognized for an award most individuals strive to achieve. On April 14, 2018 he was named the 2018 Arch- bishop Patrick F. Flores Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. Mr. Ybarra currently serves in dual roles as the Interim Principal and Vice President of Student Development at Central Catholic High School, his beloved alma mater. After graduating from Central Cath- olic in 1983, he earned his B.A. in Business Management from Texas

Lutheran University and a Masters of Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Many members of the Central Catholic community extended their congratulations to Mr. Ybarra and commented on the impact he has had on their sons and Central Catholic over the years. SFC Edward Bradford said, “They couldn’t have rewarded a better man– you truly deserve this award. I have known you for ten years and always see you giving your all to the school, young men and community. I am proud to know you and it is blessing to see you be honored in such away.” Ernesto Sobrevilla Salinas expressed, “Congratulations! A well deserved honor for a great educator, mentor and pillar at Central Catholic. It’s been my pleasure to know you Mr. Eddie Ybarra!” Mario Davila said, “Thanks for being so passionate about developing are boys into men.” Fr. Oscar Vasquez extended his appreciation saying, “Congratulations to our wonderful Mr. Eddie Ybarra. Mr. Ybarra is a true product of the Catholic Marianist education at Central Catholic.” A Class of 2021 parent, Laura Redman, exclaimed, “Sir— YOU ARE THE REASON we are at CC. Keep doing what your doing!”

Thank you Mr. Ybarra for you continued dedication to Central Catholic!

To view his acceptance speech, please click HERE .

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Iron Fangs Robotics Team Current Students

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Ali Marotta Central Catholic Twirler

Congratulations to our Robotics Team, the Iron Fangs, for reaching the finals at this year’s First Robotics Alamo Regional at St. Mary's University. They received a Wild Card Birth that allows the team to compete in the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Houston Texas at the end of April! The Iron Fangs’ record for the competition was 14 wins to 4 losses. Way to go team! To read a feature in The Pep school newspaper about their road to World’s please click HERE .

Ali Marotta represented Central Catholic High School in the AAU Baton Twirling Central Championship in Chicago. She placed 1st in all events including Solo, X -Strut, 2 Baton, 3 Baton, and Multi Baton Solo and was awarded “All Around Champion.” Ali’s brother, Michael, graduated as the Salutatorian for the class of 2017. We are proud to have Ali represent Central Catholic High School! Make sure to cheer her on during the next football season!

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