Saturday, August 11, 2012
Army Pfc. Ryan Kennedy died near his base in Colorado. He was a 2008 graduate of the school and hundreds of students lined Pulaski Road as his funeral cortege passed by.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Dan Lambert
Saturday, August 11, 2012
On Aug. 10 hundreds of young men and members of the Brother Rice High School community lined Pulaski Road holding American flags as the funeral cortege of Army Pfc. Ryan Kennedy passed by. Kennedy's family exited their vehicle and stood in front of the school as the band played Taps. Rife with emotion, Kennedy's mother Linda listened and softly sobbed. In a Sun-Times Media interview, Linda Kennedy detailed the emotional state her son was in during the final months of his life. He served in Afghanistan and survived an explosion in 2009. On Aug. 2 he took his own life. The photos show a family in mourning and a community reaching out to honor and comfort.
Friday, May 25, 2012
View the Patch photo gallery of Brother Rice's graduation, then add your own. Congratulations to the Brother Rice Class of 2012.
Brother Rice High School proudly celebrated its 53rd commencement Thursday at Saint Xavier University's Shannon Center. The class of 222 students amassed $10 million in scholarships. Sixty-percent of the class were on the honor roll over a four-year period, and 92 percent were accepted to the first or second college of their choosing. Revisit the Brother Rice 2012 Prom. President James Antos gave a rousing commencement address encouraging the young men to "act manfully in Christ Jesus," the school's motto. The ceremony was cut short by a premature hat-tossing. The newly minted graduates were escorted out past their class purchase of a large orange inflatable character holding a cap in one hand and diploma in the other. View the photo …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Chicago Hilton was the site of the 2012 Brother Rice prom and a little bit of rain didn't dampen the spirits of these seniors
Brother Rice High School has called the Hilton Downtown Chicago home for one magical night a year for the last 15 years. With a day starting with rain showers and rolling thunder, the students made flashes brighter than and lightning bolt! The ladies and gentleman came ready to strut their stuff and dance the night away. Want to be a part of the show? Upload your photos now and show everyone what you saw. Long after this night fades away, the memories will last a lifetime. Re-live last year’s prom all over again. Like us on Facebook! and Share the story with all your friends
Friday, April 27, 2012
Former students seeking claims against Irish Christian Brothers must show religious order knew certain members were a danger to children. Deadline to file is Aug. 1.
Documents amassed by a Seattle-based law firm show that although the Irish Christian Brothers knew one of its members may have molested students at Brother Rice High School, they still sent him to other schools. The allegations came to light after a bankruptcy filing by the Irish Christian Brothers in an attempt to cap any damages from former students filing claims alleging sexual or physical abuse by members of the religious order who taught at the high schools. Sign up for the O-L Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Brother Edward Courtney, who ran extracurricular activities and served various teaching and administrative roles at Brother Rice's South Side Chicago campus from 1960 to 1968, has been named in lawsuits and court …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Massive outpouring of well-wishers watch solemn procession for Cpl. Conner Lowry.
Conner Lowry left the South Side a man, but returned home a hero who gave his life to something bigger than himself. Hundreds of well-wishers, high school students and schoolchildren lined the streets of Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Mt. Greenwood, to watch the fallen Marine’s homecoming to the Beverly neighborhood that he loved and where he had grown up as a boy. Watch the video of CPL. LOWRY's motorcade. Lowry, 24, died during combat operations in Afghanistan on March 1, just four months shy of returning home to Chicago. Lowry’s body arrived early Friday morning at Midway Airport, where a motorcade bearing his casket made the sad trek down Cicero Avenue, escorted by a motorcycle contingent from the Illinois Patriot Guard. The motorcade …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The motorcade will stop in front of Brother Rice High School where taps will be played for alumnus Marine Cpl Conner Lowry during Friday's procession.
The motorcade route for a fallen local marine killed in Afghanistan last week has been finalized for Friday, March 9. Hundreds of schoolchildren and community members are expected to line the streets to pay their respects to Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, a Humvee gunner who died in Afghanistan on March 1. Lowry was a 2006 graduate of Brother Rice High School and resided in Beverly. His death is still being investigated. His body is expected to arrive at Midway Airport around 8 a.m. Friday, where he will be met by family members and a funeral honors team from the 2nd Battalion 24th Marine Regiment Reservists stationed at Foster and Kedzie Avenue in Chicago. After a short, private military service for his family, Lowry will be transferred to the …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The body of Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry who was killed in Afghanistan last week is due home this Friday. Those wishing to pay their respects are invited to line the procession route.
Funeral arrangements and a solemn procession are planned for a young Marine killed in Afghanistan last week. Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, was serving as a Humvee gunner when he died on March 2. Lowry was conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Community members are encouraged to line the procession route and pay their respects when the fallen marine passes through Oak Lawn this Friday. Lowry’s body is due to arrive at 8 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Midway Airport. A procession will follow from Midway Airport south on Cicero Avenue to 103rd Street, east on 103rd Street to Pulaski Road, then north past Brother Rice High School, east on 99th Street, past Mother McAuley High School. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, of Beverly, died in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a Beverly Marine was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday. Cpl. Conner Lowry, 24, was a gunner riding on a Humvee when he was killed, according to his family. Lowry attended St. John Fisher School and was an alumnus of Brother Rice High School. A family friend, sixth-grade teacher Christine McElroy at Christ the King School, and her students were preparing to send Lowry a care package for St. Patrick's Day, according to the Southtown-Star. The Marine corporal was attending the University of Iowa when he enlisted in the military. His family said he had been in Afghanistan since October.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Patch talked to a few Brother Rice students Thursday about a hate crime incident that happened over winter break, when three white teens threatened a black student's life.
After speaking with Brother Brother Rice High School officials about a hate crime incident involving two of their current students and one alumnus, Patch hit the streets to ask students their take on the situation. Chicago police recently charged three teens with perpetrating a hate crime on Dec. 23 in the 1600 block of South 100th Pl. A Brother Rice student, Joshua Merritt, 17, was the victim and one of the accused is a classmate. Merritt said Matthew Herrmann, 18, of Alsip and two other teens forced him to wear a noose and threatened his life, according to police. Brother Rice High School principal James Antos said "as of right now, the student is removed from school." Disciplinary action taken against the student "will be determined, …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
After a 17-year old black Brother Rice student was threatened with a noose by three teens, one of whom was a classmate, the school's President said it's using it to teach kids tolerance.
Brother Rice High School officials are continuing to investigate a hate crime incident involving two of their current students and one alumnus. Chicago police recently charged three teens with perpetrating a hate crime on Dec. 23 in the 1600 block of South 100th Pl. A Brother Rice student, Joshua Merritt, 17, was the victim and one of the accused is a classmate. Merritt said Matthew Herrmann, 18, of Alsip and two other teens forced him to wear a noose and threatened his life, according to police. Earlier today, Brother Rice High School principal James Antos responded to the incident "as of right now, the student is removed from school." Disciplinary action taken against the student "will be determined, given our school processes," …