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Glen Carbon, IL - Father McGivney Catholic High School has hired Mike Scholz as its first principal. “We are blessed to have Mike to lead our students and faculty in McGivney’s inaugural year and into the future,” said Father Tom Meyer, Faith Formation Committee Chairperson, “besides his impressive qualifications and experience in high school administration, Mike is dedicated to the vision and motto of our school - Serving the Culture of Life.”

Scholz comes to McGivney from St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Champaign, IL where he is currently the assistant principal. He has also served as the principal of Mascoutah High School and the associate principal and athletic director of Mt. Zion High School in Illinois. “I am excited to have this opportunity and look forward to being a part of McGivney. My first two priorities will be enrolling students and hiring faculty, and I can’t wait to get to work in this faith filled environment,” said Scholz.

With over 30 years of experience in education, Scholz is enthusiastic about leading the administration of Father McGivney Catholic High School. His official start date is July 1, 2010, but he plans on spending plenty of time in southern Madison County even before then, getting to know the community and local Catholic parishes and schools that will feed the new Catholic high school to open in Fall 2011.

McGivney momentum is picking up as the school continues its capital campaign and plans for initial construction work this spring. The Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament to benefit McGivney will be held May 8, 2010 at Arlington Greens. Also, McGivney made the cut for the Pepsi Refresh Project where online voters could help the school win $250,000 by voting every day in May. To find out more about these development projects and more, visit www.McGivneyGriffins.com.