Congrats to Loyola's gold hockey team on winning the 2022 Jesuit Cup in a 3–2 overtime victory over St. Ignatius! Goals by Zachary Waltman '23, Jack Gustafson '22 and Nicholas Malaniuk '22 with Bradin Haynie '23 in the net. The Jesuit Cup is an annual tradition that began in 2017. Now in its fifth year, the competition took place January 15–17. Hockey teams from the following schools competed at Johnny's IceHouse West (Chicago) and American Heartland Ice Arena (Lincolnwood): Loyola Academy, St. Ignatius, Regis Jesuit, Gonzaga, Notre Dame and Rockhurst.
Congratulations to Loyola Academy's dance teams! Both the varsity Ramblerettes and the JV Ramblerettes took first place in the 2022 Catholic League Dance Championship. The competition was hosted at Loyola on Sunday, January 16. Participating schools included Carmel Catholic, Marist, Fenwick, St. Ignatius, Benet and Providence Catholic.
Loyola Academy mourns the loss of longtime educator Joseph R. Taylor, who passed away on December 19, 2021. Joe spent fifty-three years serving our community as a teacher, campus minister and board member. With this wisdom, kindness and exemplary model of faith in action he inspired generations of Ramblers to be women and men for others.
On Saturday, January 8, a group of Loyola Academy students, accompanied by two faculty chaperones, attended the 2022 March for Life at the Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago. Chaperoning the event, which was open to all students, were Campus Ministers Mr. Paul D. Leon and Rev. Stanislaw Czarnecki, SJ. Due to concerns over the current surge in COVID-19 cases, students only participated in the rally’s outdoor programming.
Loyola Academy senior Eveanna “Evey” Mendoza has been awarded admission to college through The Posse Foundation, which works to improve college access and attests that the key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds. Since 1989, Posse’s sixty three partner colleges have awarded $1.6 billion in scholarships to over 10,000 Scholars.