Cardinal Mooney High School

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Cardinal Mooney is a private Catholic high school accredited by the Ohio State Department of Education and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. Cardinal Mooney is a four year coeducational high school with grades 9 thru 12. Cardinal Mooney has maintained a tradition of academic, extra-curricular and spiritual excellence since its inception in 1956. Cardinal Mooney is a Catholic high s

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Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/29/2024

Thank you to all the seventh-grade students who spent the day at Cardinal Mooney. With students from all of our feeder schools, and other schools from around the Mahoning Valley, it was our biggest group of guests in years! We can’t wait to see you in our halls as members of the !

Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/28/2024

Congratulations to our students who competed in the 2024 Mahoning Valley Miniature Bridge Building Competition at YSU this week! The one with MOONEY across the top is obviously the best!


Thank you to 21 WFMJ for visiting with the cast and crew of our production of Sister Act! It’s the week of the show, so make plans to see our incredibly talented group this weekend! Details on tickets are on the poster! We’ll see you there!

Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/26/2024

Last week, our senior government students had the opportunity to travel to Columbus to tour the Ohio Statehouse! It was a fun trip where they got to learn about the history of Ohio and experience government in action.

Thank you to the Ohio Statehouse for the excellent experience and hosting us!

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Congratulations, Shannon!

Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/21/2024

Today, our Merit Scholars had the honor of hearing a speech from Tom Fanning, the senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at .

Fanning spoke to students about the importance of discovering who you are. He extended this into the topic of college admissions by elaborating how essential this is for students when choosing where they will go after college — especially at a school as selective as Case Western Reserve.

Throughout his speech, he complimented the educational programming at Cardinal Mooney, and hoped the fruitful relationship between our schools continues.

Thank you, Mr. Fanning, for taking the time to speaking with our Merit Scholars.

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In June at the 2024 National Speech And Debate Association Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Cardinal Mooney will compete for the 59th time.

Senior Mya Colella will represent the program this year as a member of the Northern Ohio District’s World Schools Debate team. This weekend at the NSDA district tournament, she finished in the semi-final round for Lincoln Douglas Debate.

Other finalists include our senior Duo Interpretation team of Chris Wynn and DJ Patterson, and Michael McGlone in Humorous Interpretation. Patterson also qualified for the final round in Dramatic Interpretation, making him the first speaker in Cardinal Mooney’s history to achieve this feat.

The team will now prepare for the state tournament, which starts on Feb. 29 at Wooster High School.

The team’s co-director, Ally Cooper was also named the district’s First Year Coach Of The Year Award!

Congratulations, … Good luck at state!

Cardinal Mooney Speech Team

Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/20/2024

Thank you to our school chaplain, Father John Rovnak, for organizing a Penance Service. In order to accommodate all of our Catholic students, Father Rovnak invited Fr. Bob England
Fr. Philip Rogers, Fr. Ed Brienz, Fr. Robert Lanterman, and Fr. John Chrysostom Kozlowski, O.P.
We are grateful to these priests, who took time out of the busy Lent season to listen to our students.


Our Seventh Grade Day is just around the corner! Parents of public school students can register their children at
Parochial students will register with their respective schools.
Don’t miss this fun, engaging day with our students, faculty, and staff. When you experience a day as a Cardinal Mooney Cardinal, you’ll see our difference in Catholic education.

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On Friday, we celebrated senior night with a record-breaking victory over Hubbard.
Our team racked up a school record 18 3-pointers to break the previous mark of 13.
Rocco Turner broke Scott Parker’s single-game record of eight 3-pointers with nine.
That’s the way to remember senior night!

Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/15/2024

Congratulations to Ella Szalay, Kendell Scriber, and Aidan Markey for making their decisions to continue their athletic careers in college. Read the entire report from journalism student, Chris Flora!

By Chris Flora
YOUNGSTOWN — Three more Cardinal Mooney student-athletes declared their intentions to play in college during a signing ceremony held at Cardinal Mooney on Thursday..

Ella Szalay will be playing lacrosse at Baldwin Wallace University. Kendell Scriber will be playing soccer at Ohio Northern University, and Aidan Markey is continuing his soccer career at Walsh University.

Szalay, a four-year starter and team captain of the lacrosse team, has scored 154 goals in three years. Szalay was named all-state and all-region, and holds the record at Mooney for goals in a season, goals in a game, and career draw controls. She is looking to carry another standout season into her college career.

“Baldwin Wallace has a real home feeling to it. The players, coaches, and community are all very welcoming. The campus is the perfect size for me,” said Szalay

Scriber transferred to Mooney her junior year, and was a great contributor to the team. In her career, she scored 10 goals and was a solid defender for the Cardinals.

“I chose Ohio Northern because they have a great pharmacy program and gave me an opportunity to play soccer in college.” said Scriber

As a freshman, Markey was called upon to be the goalkeeper for Mooney after an injury to the starter, and never looked back. Markey would go on to start every game for the rest of his career, holding the goal down for the Cardinals. The four-year letterman finished his career with more than 400 saves, was an all-district selection, and played a vital role in Mooney boys soccer’s great playoff success.

“Walsh gave me the best opportunity to continue my soccer career and get a great education,” said Markey.

Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/15/2024

Congratulations to our students who were inducted into the during a ceremony this week!

Photos from CMHS Minority Alumni Council's post 02/15/2024

Cardinal Mooney has always been a place where students of all backgrounds can find and develop their voices. The reason we've produced such dynamic alumni is that we create a place for students to develop the capacity for creative thinking, research, and speech.
Our speech and debate team is the embodiment of this. Young people from diverse backgrounds work together for individual and team goals.
We can't wait to see the story Erin Simonek and 21 WFMJ put together! Thank you for visiting us!

Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/14/2024

“Remember that you are dust … and to dust you will return.” Today, the school gathered to celebrate Ash Wednesday. Father John Rovnak delivered a wonderful message about the importance of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as we begin Lent.


The Cardinal Mooney Messenger is completely updated and redesigned for the winter of 2024. For this special edition, we’ve centered all of the stories around our mission of Sanctity, Scholarship, and Discipline. Focusing on our pillars is especially important as we embark on our strategic plan, which outlines how Cardinal Mooney will advance over the next five years. Read this, and more, at …


Due to tonight’s National Honor Society ceremony, tipoff for our men’s basketball game against Chaney has been moved to 8 p.m. The junior varsity game will tip off at 6:30.
We’ll see you there!


One of the most engaging nights of our year is set for 2024! On March 7, our Sixth Annual Science Night will take on a new look … so, expect the “impossible!”
If you’re in grades 3-6, and should you choose to accept this mission, you can register and find details at

We’ll see you there!


There are still a few blocks remaining! Make sure to get in on the fun, and help the amazing School and Home Partnership!

Our School And Home Partnership has been instrumental in advancing our mission. Make sure to help them continue to make a difference for our students while you watch the Super Bowl by getting in on the block pool! Get your blocks now!

Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/09/2024

Congratulations to Aidan Markey for earning the Founders Scholarship! Thank you, Aidan, for all you’ve contributed over the last four years! There’s a bright future ahead of you!


Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/09/2024

Today, students and staff dressed in 49ers and Chiefs gear to support our Cardinal Mooney connections in the this Sunday! All it took for students to put on all that red and gold was to donate an item to our winter clothing drive. The effort was organized my junior Nikita Grillis, and facilitated by ! The drive continues through next Thursday!
Thank you Nikita and all of the students who donated items!
You can read all about Nikita’s efforts on our website.

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It’s Friday … it’s a dress-down day … it’s GAMEDAY … our Broadcast Journalism students are making great videos! Today’s dress-down day supports a winter clothing drive organized by our students and facilitated by . Stay connected for details on this exciting event!

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Photos from Cardinal Mooney High School's post 02/08/2024

On a pleasant Wednesday evening, we experienced an overwhelming turnout for our Winter Open House! We are so thankful for all of the families from the entire Mahoning Valley who spent the evening discovering all of the historic events transpiring at Cardinal Mooney.
From our five-year Strategic Plan to our developing STEAM Curriculum, we can’t wait to experience these next chapters in our history with the wonderful people we have met over the last few months!
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you have.


With the DeBartolo Family leading the 49ers, and 2010 grad, Donald D’Alesio, coaching the Chiefs safeties, Cardinal Mooney is well-represented in the !
Now, with the help of , we’re having a dress -down day to celebrate! Students … bring in a winter clothing item, and you can wear 49ers or Chiefs gear, or your favorite Cardinal Mooney spirit wear!
We can’t wait to see even more red and gold in our hallways on Friday!

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Our Story

Cardinal Mooney is a private Catholic high school accredited by the Ohio State Department of Education and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. Cardinal Mooney is a four year coeducational high school with grades 9 thru 12. Cardinal Mooney has maintained a tradition of academic, extra-curricular and spiritual excellence since its inception in 1956.

Cardinal Mooney High School, a Roman Catholic school of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, is committed to providing a quality education in the supportive atmosphere of the Mooney Family. Our embrace of Gospel values, and our tradition of sanctity, scholarship, and discipline, enable our students to achieve personal excellence. We strive to develop leaders dedicated to social justice and service in the world community.

Cardinal Mooney is a Catholic high school whose community of students and their families, teachers, administrators, support staff, and alumni take pride in the school’s “family atmosphere” and its purpose to live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The high school responds to the needs of its members by providing an enriching environment to help students grow intellectually, spiritually, and personally.

Cardinal Mooney educates students through steadfast traditions of scholarship, sanctity, and discipline — traditions that have been highly valued since the school’s inception. Through worship, learning, athletic, and extracurricular activities the goal is personal excellence and integrity.

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Thank you to Broadcast Journalist students Nick and Maria for their story about what students love most about Cardinal M...
Cardinal Mooney freshman Ben Oddis hits a monumental walk-off three-run home run to cap a comeback victory for Youngstow...
Our basketball program wrapped up its camp for young players from kindergarten through fourth grade. Students in grades ...
Thank you to all the parents, relatives, and friends who visited us for Awards Day! Congratulations to all of the winner...
There’s still time! The We Are Mooney Auction is just hours away at Mr. Anthony’s! You can still win this Jeep!
Get raffle tickets to win this Jeep and many other exciting items at the We Are Mooney Auction official site now! Time i...
Our Speech and debate program has won six team state titles. Within that time, more than 30 students have won individual...
Starting a little early in this one. Congratulations to Joe Valentini! Merry Christmas and Happy New!
As we celebrate our seniors this weekend, let’s look forward to a future that will transpire upon a foundation to which ...
On Saturday, our women’s basketball team clamped down on defense, and defeated Salem — one of the area’s best teams — 38...
TODAY is the day! It’s time to show that the Catholic community is full of generosity! Help us celebrate #iGiveCatholic!...




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