2019 Honorees

Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter '68 (1950 - 1998) returned to his alma mater in 1973 to coach boys' track & field, cross country, and basketball for more than 24 years. He led efforts to establish a high school girls' track and field team, as well as a DCES CYO track program. He lived and taught Catholic values until his untimely death at the age of 47. 

Sister Mary Gerald, OSF

Sister Mary Gerald, OSF (1913 - 2000) was a Bernardine Franciscan Sister and Divine Child High School's second principal. During her 17 years as a principal (1965-1982), she established the excellent educational programs that we still have in place. She was a dedicated religious, an intelligent educator, a disciplinarian and a kind friend to the students. 

Kathy Tar

Kathy Tar joined our parish in 1977 with her husband. She joined the faculty at DCHS in 1996 as an English/Debate/Forensics teacher. She started the DCHS Forensics Team, leading the students to 8 MIFA State Championships in Individual Events (2012 -2019). She was also recognized as MSCI Coach of the Year three times in 2006, 2007, and 2014. Kathy is entering her 24th year as Forensics team Head Coach and continues to teach in the English Department. 

Frank K. Yesh

Frank K. Yesh has been a member of the Divine Child Parish for over 54 years. He coached boys' basketball and girls' softball totaling 34 teams, and over 400 student athletes. The Catholic values of commitment, teamwork, and giving the best of oneself were embodied in his coaching. Coach Yesh emphasized hard work, preparation, fundamentals, good sportsmanship, having fun and taking pride in being part of the Falcon Family.

DC Hall of Fame - Nomination Process

2019 Divine Child Hall of Fame Recap