Congratulations to the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams which swept the Jesuit Cup on Friday, January 10, at Loyola University’s Gentile Center! The girls defeated St. Ignatius 56-52 in overtime, and the boys captured their fourth consecutive Jesuit Cup win with a 43–31 victory over the Wolfpack.
Loyola Academy had the honor of hosting Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall, president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, and Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, for an interfaith dialogue on Monday, November 18. Nearly 800 guests were in attendance for the evening’s conversation—“Words Matter”—which put a spotlight on the hate speech that gave rise to the Holocaust and the language that continues to fuel the rising tide of antisemitism, racism and xenophobia in the world today.
On Thursday, November 7, Loyola Academy hosted over 650 prospective students and their families at its annual Open House event. Hundreds of eighth grade students, along with dozens of seventh, sixth and even fifth graders, were in attendance. Each family was given a personal tour of Loyola's campus and had the opportunity to meet Loyola Academy students, faculty, staff and administrators. Coaches from Loyola Academy athletics, representatives from Campus Ministry and all cocurricular programs presented to prospective families to convey that a Jesuit education is a gift that transforms lives.
Loyola Academy celebrated its 62nd annual President’s Dinner on Friday, November 1, 2019. Sister Paulanne Held, OSF, of Glenview’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, beloved teacher and founder of the Needy Family Fund, was honored with the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth.