2014 Spring Connections - Archbishop O'Hara High School

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ARCHBISHOP O’HARA HIGH SCHOOL • CATHOLIC • LASALLIAN • COLLEGE PREP
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Catholic education in the Lasallian tradition in Kansas City
Celtics Brave and Bold Awards Received
“Awarded the Kansas City Business Journal ImpacT
Award for Technology with O’Hara’s
1 on 1 Student iPad Initiative.”
November 8, 2013
Kansas City Business Journal, ImpacT Award Supplement
Impact Award for Technology Initiatives? It all started with a
presentation at the South Kansas City Chamber Meeting with Kent
Barthol (related to the O’Hara Barthols) with the Kansas City
Business Journal mentioning the award opportunity sponsored
by Sprint. The Advancement Office inquired if we were able to
apply as a school. With the YES in hand we submitted and…we
won! We were the only school amongst the other 13 awardees
such as HCA Midwest, Hangers Cleaners and Cerner. Categories
included Cutting Expenses, Efficiency, Environmental Impact,
Security and our winning category, Client Interface.
OHS was given the award for the implementation of our 1:1 iPad
initiative which assists in the replacement of some textbooks and
other school materials to become digital in our style of learning.
This began in 2012 and continues via an agreement with Apple
Inc. In a lease to own arrangement, students pay a yearly use fee
and can purchase the iPad at the end of their senior year. Apps
are pushed out to students. The goal is to be paperless as much as
possible. The Casper monitoring system assists in proper usage
of the iPads and enables teachers to track apps on students’ iPads
or focus students on a particular app or Web page germane to the
class subject. OHS also implements random student iPad checks.
Assistant Principal and teacher Jane Schaffer received the
Distinguished Lasallian Educators Award for the Midwest District.
She also received the FLAME Award from the Foundation for
Inclusive Religious Education for the creation of the Options
Program at O’Hara. Math/Technology teacher Mac McGory
received the STEM Award (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math) from the University of Kansas for excellence in education.
Student Awards and Recognition
Whether on a sports-playing field, in an academic contest, or in
service to the community, our students leave a mark that others
wish they could attain. See www.oharahs.org home page under
About O’Hara, “Recognitions and Awards” for a complete listing.
SPRING 2014
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Letter from Principal John O’Connor ’88
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June 6, 2014 Golf Tournament
Enhance and accelerate learning
Leverage technology for individualizing instruction
Promote collaboration, increasing student engagement
Strengthen the 21st century skills necessary for future
student success.
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2013 Fall LHoF Inductions
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40 Years of Girls Basketball Celebration
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Family Tradition
Principal John O’Connor accepted the award for Archbishop
O’Hara at the Sprint World Headquarters in October 2013.
AOHS has made an impact in students’ lives for almost 50 years.
This initiative with its subsequent award is just another affirmation
of the efficacy and necessity of our education ministry.
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Upcoming Class Reunions
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Class Notes
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Merci Beaucoup, Auction Sponsors!
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This initiative and award would not have been possible without
the the AOHS iPad Team consisting of John O’Connor '88, Ann
Wright, Mac McGory, Laura Eagle '80 and Br. Chuck Gregor,
FSC. The Tech Team and faculty have spent 1,868 hours and
approximately $46,700. The goals of the 1:1 pilot are the following:
Faculty Awards
March 2014
Dear Celtics,
Celtics, future leaders always brave and
bold. Our teachers continue to find brave,
bold and innovative ways to educate our students to be future leaders in our community,
Church and world.
Celtics, watch us go far, marching on with
The O’Connor Family
banners green and gold. We’ve gone far this
year through our Impact Award for technology from the Business Journal, through
faculty awards and through many student accomplishments. We’ve hosted Chamber
events and welcomed a variety of speakers to share their career and ministry life stories.
Today’s students still need your support so they might receive the same great education
that you received.
Celtics, proud of our name! This year we welcomed not only a new freshman class
but also 41 students from the former St. Mary’s High School. They, too, became proud
of our name and our entire student body made our slogan “Stand Together” a reality in
mind, body and spirit.
Three Cheers for our O’Hara High. As I reflect on our past 49 years, I am well aware
of the many victories and accomplishments. This next and last school year as Archbishop O’Hara will be one of Jubilee as we celebrate 50 years. I have been named the
principal of the new St. Michael the Archangel High School for the 2015-2016 school
year and I will continue to infuse our ideals of service, faith and community that have
been integral to our mission.
O’HARA CONNECTIONS
www.oharahs.org
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816-763-4800
Editor: Carrie Mayle
Copy Editor: Jane Schaffer
Designer: Abby Ziu
Archbishop O’Hara High School 31st Annual
GOLFTOURNAMENT
Contributing Writers:
John O’Connor ’88
Mary Jo Post Sandberg ’77
Barbara Schrader ’82
Carrie Mayle
Jim Naudet ’81
(913) 927-9738 (c)
[email protected]
John Mitchell ’82
(816) 246-7365 (w)
[email protected]
John Cosentino ’84
(913) 749-1500 (w)
[email protected]
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Must have been on staff for at
least 10 years and have terminated service at least 10 years
before nomination.
Will be considered 10 years
after completion of the season
during which it excelled.
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No Walk-Ons! Get Your Reservations in ASAP! • Benefitting the Lasallian Education Fund - The Celtic Tradition Continues!
Special
Recognition:
Must have made a significant
contribution to Celtic athletics other than coaching and
playing.
LEVELS
SPONSORSHIP
Nominations for the 2014 class of the Lettermen’s Club Athletic Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Nominations may be submitted by
anyone and will be accepted through May 31, 2014. The induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the Alumni/Hall of Fame game on
Friday, September 19, 2014. Nomination forms may be found at www.oharahs.org or you may request a nomination form from Alan Hull,
Student Activities Director at [email protected] or 816.763.4800, ext. 208. Nominees must have exemplified the highest standards of athletic
excellence, sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character. Please consider nominating a person you feel meets the following criteria.
Must have earned at least 2
varsity letters and graduated
10 years before nomination.
FRIDAY JUN
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Mark Wernsman ’93
(816) 914-1503 (c)
[email protected]
Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Accepted Now
Team:
15400 East 34th Street
Independence, Mo
Mike Pizzichino ’90
(816) 525-4550 (w)
[email protected]
Andy Salva '14 & John O'Connor '88
Coach/Staff/
Administrator:
Drumm Farm Golf Club
John O’Connor ’88
(816) 213-5335 (c)
[email protected]
John O’Connor
Principal & 1988 alumnus
Student:
www.oharahs.org • on-line reservations available
Jack Foley ’70
(816) 500-7640
[email protected]
Editor’s Note:
We hope you enjoy reading Connections.
You may also read Connections on our
Website. If you no longer wish to be on
the School’s mailing list, please contact
Carrie Mayle at [email protected] or
816.763.4800, ext. 211.
Live Jesus in our hearts. . .Forever!
Lisa McNamara ‘70 • (816) 763-4800 ext. 200 Carrie Mayle • (818) 763-4800 ext. 211
[email protected] • fax (816) 763-0156 • [email protected]
GOLF COMMITTEE
MEMBERS
Photos:
Laura Eagle ’80
Amanda Happy
St. Mary’s High School Yearbooks O’Hara High School Yearbooks
& Parents
Please come back and rekindle your Celtic spirit, remember the stories, the friendships,
the tradition and all that has been a part of making you the amazing alum you are today.
TOURNAMENTCONTACTS
Celtic Level - $1000
• Four sponsor playing spots in the tournament
• Company name on signs at hole sponsor location
with top billing as a Celtic sponsor of tournament
• Listing in selected O’Hara publications
• Company signage on cart
Gold Level - $600
• Two sponsor playing spots in the tournament
• Company name on signs at hole sponsor location
• Company signage on cart
Cart Sponsor - $100
Green Level - $300
• Sponsor playing spot
• Company name on signs at hole sponsor location
• Company signage on cart
• Company signage on cart
INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS Tournament Features: Four player team scramble • Entry Fee $135 per person • 11:00 a.m. registration - noon shotgun start
• 1st & 2nd team prizes in all flights • longest drive - longest putt - closest to pin • Rita Monteil Challenge - $1000 putting contest.
$135 per person registration fee includes: Green Fee , Cart Rental, Refreshments on Course, Lunch, Dinner and Rita Monteil Challenge.
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2013 Fall Inductions to the Lettermen’s Hall of Fame
Friday, September 13, 2013
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n Friday, September 13, Morgan McGinnis
Brunscheen ’00, the 1985 Boys Soccer team, and
former Principal Dr. Stuart Bintner were inducted
as the 6th class of the Lettermen’s Club Athletic Hall of Fame
at halftime of the Celtics football game.
Morgan, a 4-year starter, was a feared pitcher and hitter
who rewrote nearly every pitching and hitting record for the
Lady Celtics Softball team. Her records include 60 wins, 841
strikeouts, 9 no-hitters, and a 0.73 ERA.
Dr. Stuart Bintner with Principal John O’Connor ‘88
The soccer team, coached by Vince Spallo, started slowly
at 8-7 but finished the season as the 3rd best soccer team
in Kansas City and a legitimate power in the state. The
Celtics took Pembroke Hill to 4 overtimes and a shootout in
Districts, qualified for the state tournament, and finished as
a state semifinalist.
Dr. Bintner is the longest serving Principal at O’Hara. During his tenure O’Hara ushered in 6 new varsity sports and a new
soccer field. Dr. Bintner remains a staunch supporter of all events at O’Hara just as he was in the 14 years he served as Principal.
40 Years of Girls Basketball –
Friday, February 7, 2014 Celebration!
There was a big celebration at the conclusion of the
girls’ basketball game on Friday, February 7 as O’Hara
celebrated 40 years of girls basketball. Former Lady
Celtics and coaches from as far back as the first
basketball team in 1973-74 returned to the school to
take part in the festivities. All the players and coaches
were introduced at mid-court as highlights of the
past 40 years were read to the friends and families in
attendance. A reception followed in the Commons
where there were photos, trophies, and old uniforms on display and plenty of stories retold. A booklet prepared by Mary Jo
Post Sandberg ’77 highlighting all the teams, players, and coaches as well as a summary of each season was available for all the
returning players and coaches.
Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence – Archbishop O’Hara High School – 1965 to 2015
It’s time to party! We are 50 years old! We invite you to join the Jubilee Planning Committee for yearlong festivities beginning
in August 2014. Some preliminary ideas include the following: Coffee/donuts at past or current feeder schools; a neighborhood
block party with Regis; alumni Retro Homecoming or Prom; a class float competition at Homecoming; a reserved section for
alumni seating at competitions; AND an alumni trip to Ireland and England. Interested in planning 50 years of Celtic Pride?
Contact Sister Barbara Schrader, Development Officer at 816-763-4800, x 236 or [email protected] The first Jubilee
Planning Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30th, 7 PM at O’Hara. Give three cheers for our O’Hara High!
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In Memoriam
Morgan McGinnis Brunscheen ‘00 with family
The 1985 Boys Soccer Team
SAVE THESE DATES!
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
Commencement for the Class of 2014
John Knox Pavilion
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
O’Hara 31st Annual Golf Tournament
Drumm Farm Golf Club
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Alumni /Hall of Fame Football Game
Paul Monteil Stadium
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
Homecoming
Paul Monteil Stadium
Dennis Farroll Morris ’69
11/30/1950 – 8/28/2013
Tobechi E. Eke ’06 10/19/1987 – 8/30/2013
Amy June Hatfield ’83
Vincent Andrew Kojeski ’74 Milton Jerome Watson ’71
9/29/1965 – 9/7/2013
1/11/1956 – 9/14/2013
8/27/1953 – 11/17/2013
Carol Ann Burns Wixom ’85 12/11/1966 – 3/7/2014
Paul Thomas Kupersmith ’74
3/28/1956 – 3/11/2014
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FAMILY TRADITIONS
Phil Conway , OHS ‘82
Melissa Eimer Alaiwat, SMH ‘89
Melissa Conroy Decker, OHS ‘88
Rose Day Devero, SMH ‘82
David Devero, SMH ‘81
Since O’Hara first opened its doors in 1965, and St. Mary’s in 1853, thousands of students have
proudly walked our halls and earned diplomas. As the years pass, we are able to claim new alumni
whose parents have also shared in both schools’ histories. To celebrate this legacy, we are honored to
feature graduates of the Class of 2014, who follow in their parent’s Celtic and Trojan footsteps, and
are instilled with values and knowledge from a Catholic, Lasallian education.
Stephen Giles Conway
Arielle Marie Alaiwat
Stephanie Pendleton Dorsey, OHS ‘85
Kerry Dugan Eckart, OHS ‘84
Xavier Lewis Dorsey
John Kirse III, OHS ‘78
Andrew James Salva
Dan Salva, SMH ‘81
Jeanna Bartosik, SMH ‘92
Aidan Christopher Eckart
Catherine Ulett Koob, OHS ‘88
Benjamin Michael Kirse
Amy Hare Salva, SMH ‘80
Timothy Eckart, OHS ‘88
Rick Meyers, OHS ‘83
Anthony Morgan, SMH ‘94
James Donald Meyers
Chase Marie Koob
Laura Rittel Schnoebelen, SMH ‘86
Erica Danielle Scassellati
Anna Claire Schnoebelen
Michele Baker Hughes, OHS ‘86
Steven James Gordon
Paige Espinosa
Kelly Cook Meyers, OHS ‘83
Jeff Scassellati, SMH ‘78
Joanne Muller Gordon, SMH ‘76
Wyatt Edmond Decker
Gena Bleyenberg Scott, SMH ‘80
Dan Scott, SMH ‘81
Christopher Wyatt Scott
Jeffrey Hughes, OHS ‘86
Gwen Ritchey Hull, OHS ‘87
Brett Jeffery Hughes
Tim O’Donnell, OHS ‘77
Anthony Richard Morgan
Mary Margaret Devero
Amanda Kay Hull
Nicholas Pacheco, OHS ‘95
Timothy James O’Donnell II
Ann Roehl, OHS ‘90
McKenzie Leigh Roberts
John Seck, OHS ‘90
Natalie Seck
Robert Rockers, SMH ‘93
Theresa McGraw Tarwater, OHS ‘84
Hannah Lorraine Tarwater
Portia Chayse Rockers
Matthew Wagner, OHS ‘87
Conrad Alexander Wagner
Thanksgiving Mass for our Scholarship Benefactors
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De La Salle Alumni Board & their scholarship recipients
Twenty-four benefactors joined us at the annual Scholarship Mass & Brunch.
Students met their scholarship benefactors and expressed their gratitude for
making Catholic education possible for them. Over $85,000 was given in
scholarships to 72 students. Approximately 52% of our students received
assistance based on academics and/or financial need. Please consider
establishing a scholarship so that today’s students might receive the gift of a
Catholic education. We are thankful for the creation of a new scholarship by
the Chapman family in honor of Douglas A. Chapman ’82!
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IS YOUR CLASS PLANNING A REUNION?
1969
1974
1979
1984
1989
CLASS OF 1969 - 45TH REUNION
Saturday, June 14 at 8:00pm to midnight
Location: Creekmoor Commons Club House at 1112 E. 163rd Street, Raymore, MO 64083
Contact: Kay Soulis at [email protected] or Joe Saviano at [email protected] or 816-223-7624
CLASS OF 1974 - 40TH REUNION
Saturday, May 31st
Location: Archbishop O’Hara High School Commons
Contact: Sharon Bogert Morrison at [email protected]
CLASS OF 1979 - 35TH REUNION
Plans are Underway!
Contact: Mike White at [email protected]
CLASS OF 1984 - 30TH REUNION
Saturday, June 28th at 7 PM to 1:30 AM
Location: Louie’s Wine Dive
Contact: Kerry Dugan Eckart at [email protected]
Sunday, June 29th at 1 PM to 5 PM
Location: Camp Lake of the Woods
Contact: Kerry Dugan Eckart at [email protected]
CLASS OF 1989 - 25TH REUNION
Saturday, June 7th
Location: Archbishop O’Hara High School Commons
Contact: Tim Flavin at [email protected], www.celtics1989.com,
816-804-6750
Cost: $50.00 per person by Thursday, May 1st (PayPal will be set up)
Any remaining funds from the budget will be donated to the Julie Noll Foundation for
her sons. Please visit Facebook at OHS Class of ‘89 Reunion Planning Group to see
further information.
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1994
1999
2004
2009
CLASS OF 1994 - 20TH REUNION
Friday, June 20th
Location: Kauffman Stadium for a Royals game
Contact: Gina Green Canino at [email protected]
Saturday, June 21st
Location: Archbishop O’Hara High School Commons
CLASS OF 1999 - 15TH REUNION
Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m.
Location: Charlie Hoopers in Brookside
Contact: Damien Janet at [email protected]
CLASS OF 2004 - 10TH REUNION
Plans are Underway!
Contact: Scott Bolzenius at [email protected]ail.com, Facebook, 816-868-0242 or
Pat Clifton at [email protected], Facebook, 816-506-4904.
CLASS OF 2009 - 5TH REUNION
Alumni needed to plan the 5th class reunion!
Make sure to send your updated contact information and email address to the school at [email protected]
Evening of Celtic Pride Dinner & Auction
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The snow and ice did not deter the 400 Celtic families and friends to
celebrate the 8th Annual Evening of Celtic Pride Dinner & Auction. The
mardi gras theme was enjoyed by all. The decorations, the back-drops, the
food and the music were infused with the Southern charms of New Orleans.
The auction & dinner netted over $86,000, including over $31,000 for
our Mission Moment Fund. The event also honored our founding religious
orders, the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Sisters of Charity of
the Blessed Virgin Mary. Again, we say, Merci Beaucoup!
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Class Notes:
Class of 1982
the pass from a player that O’Hara basketball coach Mark Scanlon coached while at Northeast High School. This will be the
Mules’ first trip to the national championship game since 1984.
ARCHBISHOP O’HARA CONNECTIONS • SPRING 2014
A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Auction Sponsors
Jo Anne Adams Gabbert has returned full time to the consulting business, accepting a job at Overland Park-based Core
Catalysts LLC.
Class of 2011
Founding Religious Orders Sponsorship $1,000
Class of 1993
Class of 2012
In honor of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
and Sisters of Charity of the BlessedVirgin Mary
Seven year old Julia Brown daughter of Jeff Brown ’93 and
Michelle Oliver Brown ’93 of Littleton, CO, was asked
what she wanted to be when she grew up. This is what Julia
drew – Once a Celtic always a Celtic!
Raphael Spencer, a sophomore at Missouri Western, was 2nd
in the MIAA (2013 football season, week 3) in yards per game.
On January 30, 2014, the SEC named Tanner Hull as one of
the 26 Missouri Football student-athletes in the Fall Honor Roll.
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Country Club Bank
Faultless Healthcare Linen
Lamar Hunt Jr. & Rita Hunt
Kissick Construction Co., Inc.
Dennis O’Brien ’70
Pam Sheil Reichardt ’71
Scanlon Family Trust
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fr. Robert Stewart
The Sutherlin Family
Bernard & Mary Margretine Sponsorship $750
In honor of the first principals of Archbishop
O’Hara High School
Ash Grove Charitable Foundation
Jim ’73 & Christine DeMarea
Stand Together Sponsorship - $500
St. John Baptist de La Salle’s family motto Indivisa
Manet – Stand Together
Richard & Kim Halil
Rusty Jandl ’73
Midwest Trust Company
Celtic Spirit Sponsorship - $250
Celtics, that’s who we are!
Class of 1994
Chris Nussbeck and Joe Egender, co-writers of the movie,
Holy Ghost People premiered their movie at the historic Union
Station on Friday, February 28. Chris served as Executive Producer and Joe produced and played the role of, “Brother Billy,”
in the film. The film was released in February through XLrator
Media.
Blue Ridge Bank Wealth Management Group
Jerry & Mo Haake
Kurlbaum Rinne Law Firm
Lee’s Summit Physicans Group
Matlock Dental Care
Class of 2006
Sarah Shire Brown, assistant coach for Southeast Missouri
State Redhawks gymnastics team was named assistant coach of
the year for the Midwest Independent Conference. The SEMO
Redhawks gymnastics team won the 2014 MIC Championship
for the first time since 2011.
Class of 2010
TJ White hit the winning layup in the NCAA Division II semifinal game (Thursday, March 27th) to propel his team UCM to the
national championship on Saturday, March 29th. He received
Sr. Mary Margretine, BVM first dean of girls
Br. Bernard LoCoco, FSC first principal
Friends of Archbishop O’Hara High School $100
Three cheers for O’Hara High!
Susan Ambrose
Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Co.
Fr. Michael O. Clary
Noel Fulkerson
Jo Anne Adams Gabbert ’82
Brothers of the
Br. Richard Geimer, FSC
Christian Schools
Jon & Barb Haden
Mary Haggerty ’95
Knights of Columbus Council #4962
Park Lawn Funeral Home/The DeVry Family
Robert & Jane Schaffer
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Spalitto
Mark & Susan Spence
Vicki Swanson
Jason & Kris Wilcoxson
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CELTIC SCENES
Class 1, State Wrestling medalists Juniors Spencer Mathews (3rd Place) and
Maverick Griffin (4th Place). Team record: 15-5, most wins in AOHS history!
Freshman Alaina Kent is chosen as the National Speaker at
Women Impacting Public Policy in Washington, DC.
Living the Gospel. . .Water to the Thirsty:
Seniors, J.D. Meyers & Corbett McKinney with
Gary White '81of Water.org.
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The Fall play M*A*S*H is a S*M*A*S*H!
Senior Amanda Hull becomes the 7th girl
in O’Hara girls basketball history to score
over 1,000 points (1066).
Ambassadors of Christ in action at De La Salle
Blackfeet School, Montana.
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