Jean Vorholt Loved the Spirit and the Camaraderie of Elder High School Football Games

Jean Vorholt Loved the Spirit and the Camaraderie of Elder High School Football Games

Jean Vorholt always had a zest for life.

She loved her family, was devout in her Catholic faith and was very happy in 61 years of marriage and 101 years of living.

Vorholt liked a glass of wine at night, ate dark chocolate and was a voracious reader. She watched the Reds and Bengals on television. Maybe 5 feet tall, she never knew a stranger.

Jean, who died peacefully July 15 at 101 years young, was affectionately “mom” to friends and acquaintances at Elder High School football games.

Jean, who died peacefully July 15 at 101 years young, was affectionately “mom” to friends and acquaintances at Elder High School football games.

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Elder High School to Begin Construction on New Panther Fitness Center

Elder High School to Begin Construction on New Panther Fitness Center

Elder High School’s board of trustees recently approved the construction of a new fitness center at the storied corner of Vincent and Regina avenues in Price Hill. The 19,000-square-foot Panther Fitness Center will be the first new building established at Elder’s main campus since the basketball gymnasium, the Memorial Fieldhouse, was completed in 1980.

The conversation about building the new fitness center began in 2014 when current NFL tight end Kyle Rudolph – upon signing a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings – pledged to help his high school improve its weight room facilities during his press conference. Rudolph, a 2008 graduate of Elder, later met with school administrators to discuss how to best meet the current and future needs of student-athletes. Quickly realizing that Elder had outgrown its current weight room in the Donohoe Center, a space utilized since 2001 with a capacity of just 59 occupants, it was decided to build the new fitness center and then repurpose the current space.

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