90 Years of Franciscan Education

90 Years of Franciscan Education

The quote by Friar Roger Bacon inscribed on the statue that stands in front of our campus reads “That, by the help of my works, others may go forward to greater things.”

These words embody the mission of Roger Bacon High School. This year we celebrate 90 years of Franciscan education – 90 years of providing the values, experiences, and education for others to “go forward to greater things.”

As we celebrate 90 years of greater things, we will highlight our history through yearbook excerpts and testimonials.

While we are honoring and celebrating our past, we are excited about the future and looking forward to the many great achievements to come.


The 1931 Class of RB had the distinction of being the only class with a yearbook entitled, “The Citizen.” Their distinguished list of alumni included Joe Link, who went on to be a legendary faculty member at Xavier University, and Jerry Schildmeyer, a fine man and leader of the Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery for many years. Coach Eddie Burns led the Spartan basketball team to the State Tournament.

According the the 1931 OLA yearbook, the class cast a shadow in the school memories. Could their class have been the original GLEE? The senior class made the journey to Oldenburg to visit the Franciscan Mother House, a journey still made occasionally today by Roger Bacon students, albeit a faster route using the interstate. Who would have believed Imwalle Memorial Funeral Service, an advertiser in the 1931 yearbook, would be the future home of Wiedemann Brewery?


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