Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Valedictorian Lauren Gabel shares her reflections in her May, 2011 graduation speech.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Good afternoon Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, families, friends, and graduates: today is a bittersweet day. While today marks the beginning of a new chapter of our lives, it is also the end of our high school career, our glory days. Because of our teachers here and the people in our lives who have supported us throughout these four years, we have been given the opportunity to experience this amazing place. I have grown tremendously these past four years, and I can say with confidence that everyone graduating today has also been impacted by the McAuley experience. From this experience, I have discovered three life lessons that embody the essence of Mother McAuley. Life lesson number one: When one door closes, another …
Hear Lauren Gabel's favorite moments from school.
Graduation season may be over, but Patch would still like to congratulate the Class of 2011 for crossing into the next journey of life. We caught up with Mother McAuley valedictorian, Lauren Gabel, to hear all about her most fond high school memories and plans for the future. Evergreen Park Patch: What was your most memorable High School moment? Lauren Gabel: My most memorable high school moment was attending the McAuley Spring 2011 Appalachia Mission Trip. We were able to fix up a family's house, including giving a young girl her very own, personalized bedroom. We also participated in many cultural activities, including a townhall dance and going to mass at the local Church. Patch: What extra curricular activities did you participate in? …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Connor Fitzgerald had many memories to share and words of wisdom to pass onto his fellow graduates.
Brother Rice High School 2011 graduates celebrated a turning point in their lives last Thursday. Valedictorian Connor Fitzgerald shared his memories of the last four years and excitement to be one of the many members of the Brother Rice Alumni family. Relive Brother Rice's graduation by reading Fitzgerald's commencement speech. Good evening Mr. Odelson, the Board of Directors, Dr. Burns, Mr. Antos, members of the administration, faculty, family, friends, distinguished guests, and my fellow classmates – the graduating class of 2011. It is a true honor to be speaking before all of you here tonight. I think I can speak for every person in maroon when I say that these past four years at Brother Rice have been quite an experience. Stepping …
Brother Rice's 2011 Valedictorian Connor Fitzgerald shares with Patch his high school memories, future plans and advice to younger students.
With less than a week out of school, Brother Rice High School graduate and 2011 valedictorian Connor Fitzgerald has big plans for the future. He paused to tell Patch all about them, his favorite high school memories and advice for incoming freshman. Evergreen Park Patch: What was your most memorable High School moment? Connor Fitzgerald: My most memorable high school moment is without a doubt being a counselor at the Edmund Rice Camp. I had an amazing time spending my week with the less fortunate grammar school students in the area- they are some of the friendliest and warm-hearted kids I have ever met and it helped me to become a more appreciative person. Patch: What extra curricular activities did you participate in ? Fitzgerald: …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Parents couldn't have been prouder of their children's achievements.
Graduates of Richards High School spent 113,880 hours in school, said class president Holly Brezna. That doesn't include activities, sports or homework done outside after the last bell rang, she added. For many students that night, however, their extra work paid off, as they received awards for outstanding academic achievement. Here are the Class of 2011 honorees: Academic Top Ten Graduates (GPA Order): Prutha P. Patel Katherine Valerie Katsivalis Eman Abu-Ajamieh Mark R. Lewicki Thao Le Dang Murad Majed Husein Stephanie Grace Zahlmann Kailie Marie Tobin Wesley Andrew Zloza Alyssa Mary Boecker Academic Top 10 Percent of Graduating Class: Noor Adilby Holly F. Brenza Kaitlyn Amber Burns Loretta L. Caplinger Daniel Thomas Casey Nader M. …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Congratulations to Brother Rice's 2011 graduates! Here are the awards received by the class of 2011.
GOLD MEDAL FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE CONNOR J. FITZGERALD SILVER MEDAL FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE SEAN C. McAULIFFE BRONZE MEDAL FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE ANDREW J. BOYCE III PATRICK C. O’CONNOR MEMORIAL MEDAL FOR THEOLOGY KEVIN T. McILVAIN GOLD MEDAL FOR ENGLISH EDMUND J. ROONEY W.C. PENNY GOLD MEDAL FOR MATHEMATICS ANDREW J. BOYCE III HELEN M. CURRAN GOLD MEDAL FOR FRENCH ZACHARY P. LYMAN GOLD MEDAL FOR SPANISH CONNOR J. FITZGERALD GOLD MEDAL FOR GERMAN RYAN P. KING JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL MEDAL FOR U.S. HISTORY EDMUND J. ROONEY ELLA C. MCCORMICK MEMORIAL MEDAL FOR SCIENCE SEAN W. McLAUGHLIN …
Seniors say, 'goodbye yellow' and black 'brick road.' Hello college, armed forces and working life.
Yellow and black. Two colors near opposite ends of the spectrum that you wouldn't think of putting together, except when students at Richards High School dawned them proudly during graduation on Thursday night. After four years of academics, clubs, sports and social life, students said goodbye to their high school lives and hello to the future. Many will head off to college, some will join the armed forces and others will hit the ground working. But as they move on to to bigger-and-better things, the Class of 2011 couldn't help but smile, hug their friends and listen to their families shout from the bleachers. Patch will have more on the Richards High School commencement ceremony, later. Add your photos and videos of the Richards High …
Heading off to college. Two of Marist High School's finest discuss their experiences and future plans.
Hundreds of snapshots, smiles and goodbyes floated through Marist High School last week. It was a bittersweet evening for the Class of 2011 and their parents – one when teachers and administrators alike told graduates they'll always have a home at MHS. And for the school's valedictorian and salutatorian, it was the last time they represented their high school as students. “I'm always going to love Marist, and the people I met,” said salutatorian Jennifer Corcoran, who recalled her time as a cross-country runner, student ambassador and Pro-Life club member. Along with academics, Corcoran pointed out, joining clubs influenced her social skills for the better. “It sounds cliché, but get involved,” Corcoran said. “Many of my friends were from …
Friday, May 27, 2011
See photos of grads, parents and faculty from Brother Rice High School's 2011 graduation. Congratulations Class of 2011!
Brother Rice graduates celebrate their commencement Thursday at the Shannon Center located at St. Xavier University. Excited beyond belief, 242 students received their "pass" to the next stage in life. Faculty gave the final diploma to parents of Jarrett Xavier Rowe, who died in September 2010.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Pomp and circumstance for Oak Lawn's new graduates.
Oak Lawn Community High School held its graduation exercises on May 18 at Saint Xavier University. Clad in Kelly-green gowns, the school colors, the Class of 2011 marched into the Shannon Center in front of proud parents and grandparents. Accepting their diplomas, graduating seniors said goodbye to childhood ready to start the next chapter of their lives. Photos by Visual Image Photography.