When you hear Mr. Shel Hanser speak, you often hear the words faith, legacy, tradition, and excellence. To Mr. Hanser, these words run deep. These virtues are woven into his very fabric, formed as a student and legacy of our Billings Central Catholic High School.
When Mr. Hanser returned as principal in 2002, he found Billings Central in disarray. Through his leadership, Central renewed its commitment to the virtues that we know and love – that make our Catholic High School what it is today! There simply was no better person to call Billings Central Catholic High School back to itself.
After 21 years as Principal, Mr. Hanser leaves an incredible testament at Billings Central for another legacy with a long history; his family’s business – Hanser’s Automotive.
To Mr. Hanser, from your Billings Catholic Schools family; thank you for all you have done for our Billings Central Catholic High School. The faith, legacy, tradition, and excellence that you instilled lives on!
As his last class, the Class of 2023 is leaving a departing gift to Mr. Hanser – a grotto dedicated to our Blessed Mother. It will be constructed in the courtyard of Billings Central, in honor of Mr. Hanser. If you would like to honor Mr. Shel Hanser for his years of dedication, please consider a donation to this project by directing your gift to the “grotto project” or “Mr. Hanser”.