The Badin High School Hall of Honor, continuing to be one of the most prestigious recognitions the school can bestow, will induct its sixth class at the annual dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Hamilton.
“This is truly one of the highlights of the year,” said Kim Graham ’96, the alumni director at Badin High School. “The people we have the pleasure of recognizing have made their mark in so many ways and in so many different locations.”
Hall of Honor inductees for 2019 include:
- Teresa Heinrich – the Fr. Francis J. Miller Award for Distinguished Faculty/Staff
- Dr. James ’63 and Anne Pater ’65 Zettler – the Stephen T. Badin Legacy Award
- Carol Haizman Mulcahey ’64 – Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
- Charles Ostendorf ’55 – Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
- Joe Hansbauer ’94 – Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
- Dr. Stephanie Streit ’02 – Distinguished Young Alumni Achievement Award
- Fr. Larry Tharp – Carpenter’s Hands Award
The Badin Hall of Honor is dedicated to honoring the outstanding achievements of graduates, faculty, staff, and members of the Badin community and its predecessor schools, Hamilton Catholic (all boys) and Notre Dame (all girls), which came together in the fall of 1966 to form Badin.
Members of the Hall of Honor represent the mission of Badin High School – to inspire young men and women to achieve their personal best, live their faith, and lead the future. They make a difference in the world around us through their actions, both large and small.
Among their accomplishments:
- Teresa Heinrich has taught Chemistry at Badin since 1980 and is one of the most popular teachers in the school. She added a Chem II course to the curriculum 10 years ago, and has been instrumental in the oversight of an ongoing Science Carnival for fifth graders and a bi-annual Career Day at Badin. She helps coordinate a summer Science Camp at Badin and for 15 years was part of a monthly After School Science program. She also served as an administrator for two decades, and in the spring of 2019 was honored by the American Chemical Society as the Greater Cincinnati High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year. She and her husband, Jim, are the parents of two Badin grads.
- Dr. James ’63 and Anne Pater ’65 Zettler are “Ram Royalty” who have enhanced the interests of Badin High School throughout their lives. Jim is a well-regarded area orthodontist and Anne has been a tennis coach at Badin for some two decades. Their four children are Badin grads; one child has returned to teach at Badin and two grandchildren are Badin grads with three more currently in the school. In fact, at this point there are five generations of Zettlers to have graduated from the Hamilton Catholic/Notre Dame/Badin connection … with more to come.
- Carol Haizman Mulcahey ’64 was an outstanding teacher at St. Ann School in Lindenwald for three decades. When the school had an emergency opening recently, they asked Carol to step in. She said, “When I needed help, so many people helped me. So it’s my turn to give back and help all those that I can.” She was helped following the untimely death of her husband, Badin faculty member William Mulcahey, in 1985. Carol raised three children, all Badin grads, and for the past 10 years has team-taught a High School Placement Test prep course at BHS. Badin’s Mulcahey Gym is named for her late husband.
- Charles Ostendorf ’55 has been a lifelong supporter of Badin High School, through his own efforts as well as those of his children and grandchildren. Charles worked for the Ford Motor Company for 41 years, retiring in 1999, and during that time he held a total of 28 jobs. For his final two decades at Ford, Charles was the Maintenance Superintendent, managing 320 people and being responsible to make sure that half of the manufacturing facility ran well. Charles and his wife, Marilyn, are the parents of two Badin grads and three grandchildren who are Badin grads. The Ostendorfs are generous donors to the Badin tuition fund and other initiatives.
- Joe Hansbauer ’94 has been the president and CEO of Cincinnati’s famed Findlay Market in Over the Rhine since January 2013. Findlay Market is one of the top destination locations in the Greater Cincinnati area, the oldest continuously operated market in the state of Ohio and one that welcomes more than a million visitors a year. “This is a really cool gig at a really cool place,” Hansbauer said in a 2015 interview, and he has enhanced Findlay Market’s iconic tradition throughout his tenure. Hansbauer has been a member of Leadership Cincinnati and was recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in the area. He and his wife, Melanie, are the parents of three children and live in Newport, Ky.
- Dr. Stephanie Streit ’02 is a major in the United States Air Force stationed at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas. She is a trauma surgeon who earned a “Heroes in Military Medicine” Ambassador Award for her efforts following the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October 2017, and subsequently earned a meritorious service medal for her work in Afghanistan in 2018. She is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Cincinnati Medical School, and did her residency at the University of South Carolina, where she was named the Resident Educator of the Year in 2015. Among her many accomplishments at Badin, she was the goaltender on the 2000 state runner-up girls’ soccer team.
- Fr. Larry Tharp is a whirlwind of activity and a faith leader who people appreciate with the utmost respect. He currently helms the Sacred Heart and St. Ann parishes and his kind heart is one that beats with a reverence to the Catholic word. Fr. Tharp was a freshman in the final year of Hamilton Catholic High and a sophomore during the first year of Badin High before going to the seminary. He has a master’s degree in theology from the Athenaeum of Ohio and was ordained into the priesthood in 1977. He has been on the Archdiocesan Finance Council since 1980, and served as the Director of Financial Services for the Archdiocese for 10 years from 1985-95. He has been at Sacred Heart since 2006.
The Hall of Honor event serves as a kickoff to Homecoming festivities. The honorees will have been recognized at a Badin High School assembly Thursday afternoon, and then will be part of the Homecoming parade and introduced at halftime of the Rams’ football game against Roger Bacon Friday night, Sept. 20, at Virgil Schwarm Stadium.
The Hall of Honor dinner begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers, followed by the meal and ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $75 and there will be a cash bar. All proceeds from the Hall of Honor event benefit the students of Badin High School.
For tickets, contact Kim Graham at Badin, (513) 863-3993, ext. 128, or purchase them through the Badin website -- badinhs.org – under the Alumni tab.