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A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience

News Archives

2019

  • November

    Football Goes 8–4 to End Season

    The varsity football team’s season ended 8–4 after a hard fought loss (27–41) against the Marist Redhawks in round three of the IHSA playoffs. We congratulate the players and coaches on a tremendous season!
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  • Photo courtesy of Geoff Scott

    Week 12 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 12!
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  • Athletic Letter of Intent November Signing Ceremony

    Athletic Letter of Intent November Signing Ceremony

    On Wednesday, November 13, Loyola Academy Vice President of Athletics and Fitness Genevieve Atwood honored nineteen Rambler student-athletes at the fall National Letter of Intent Signing Day Ceremony.
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  • Drew Nieman '73 Visits Loyola Academy Architecture Chapter

    Drew Nieman '73 Visits Loyola Academy Architecture Chapter

    Architect and financier Drew Nieman ’73 visited the Loyola Academy chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students on Tuesday, November 12. He regaled the group with colorful stories such as the real reason Lake Point Tower has three undulations and not four as was planned. He also shared remembrances of having worked with the giants of architecture Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson as well as George Schipporeit, designer of Lake Point Tower in Chicago.
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  • Open House 11/07/2019

    Open House Brought Hundreds of Families to Campus

    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.
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  • Sophomore Spencer Werner Hits PR at State Meet

    Sophomore Spencer Werner Hits PR at State Meet

    On Saturday, November 9, sophomore Spencer Werner ran 14:47.78—his personal best—to finish 26th in state (just one spot shy of All-State honors). Spencer's time ranks 10th in Loyola Academy history. 
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  • Week 11 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 11!
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  • National Honor Society Induction

    On Sunday, November 10, 87 seniors were inducted into Loyola Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Mass was celebrated followed by the induction ceremony and reception.
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  • Fr. McGrath presents the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth to Sister Paulanne Held, OSF.

    62nd Annual President's Dinner

    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.
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  • Second Annual Cultural World Cup

    Second Annual Cultural World Cup

    Friday, October 18, marked the second annual Cultural World Cup, a soccer competition between Loyola’s cultural clubs. Approximately 70 students participated from the African-American Youth Group (AAYG), Asian Youth Group (AYG), Hispanic Youth Group (HYG) and the Polish Club. The event brought students together to develop camaraderie between different clubs and build opportunities for partnership and collaboration.
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  • Debate Team News

    At the SHS tournament, Loyola Debate came in 5th out of 41 teams! They were one of only two teams to go into the last round undefeated.
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  • Girls' Varsity Volleyball—Regional Champs!

    The girls' varsity volleyball team are regional champions! On October 31, they defeated Niles North 25-11, 25-11. Congratulations to Coach Mallory Thelander and the entire team.
     
     
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  • Loyola Celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints

    Loyola Celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints

    The Loyola community gathered to celebrate a beautiful All Saints Day Mass on Friday, November 1.
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  • October

    The John D. Norcross '54 Aquatic Center opened in August 2019.

    John D. Norcross '54 Aquatic Center Earns Rave Reviews From Ramblers

    A project conceived more than a decade ago, Loyola’s John D. Norcross ’54 Aquatic Center completed its first full season of competition after the Ramblers hosted three-time defending State Champion Rosary on October 22, 2019 in a Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference dual meet that included varsity and JV swimmers and divers from both programs.
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  • Week 10 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 10!
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  • Dr. Phil Sheridan '78 on the Dangers of Vaping

    Dr. Phil Sheridan '78 on the Dangers of Vaping

    Amid rising concerns about the dangers and health risks of vaping, Loyola Academy sought the expertise of current parent, alumnus and pulmonologist Dr. Phil Sheridan '78, who delivered a very important and timely presentation to students on October 30.
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  • October Rambler Reunion Celebrations

    October Rambler Reunion Celebrations

    Fall is a special time at Loyola Academy, and our alumni relations team looks forward to welcoming back classes of alumni Ramblers every year. This October, we celebrated with the Classes of 1959, 1962, 1979, 1989, 1994 and 1999. Each reunion had an excellent turnout and was a wonderful reminder of the strength of our Rambler pride and deep connection to Loyola. 
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  • Varsity Soccer Players Named All Conference

    Congratulations to boys' varsity soccer players Mario Hrvojevic '21 (defender), Nick Roscoe '20 (midfielder) and Tommy Zipprich '21 (forward) who have been named All Conference for the Chicago Catholic League (CCL) Blue Division. 
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  • Annual Pumpkin Auction Benefits Loyola Academy Missions Collection

    Annual Pumpkin Auction Benefits Loyola Academy Missions Collection

    Every year, Dumbach Scholars and Honors Studio Art students collaborate to design pumpkins for auction that are displayed in Loyola’s Ignatian Lobby the week before Halloween. Bids started at $10 and rose in $2 increments. The best part? All proceeds from the auction benefit Loyola Academy Missions.  
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  • Girls' Cross Country—Regional Champs!

    After capturing the regional championship, the girls' cross country team is heading to sectionals! The team was led by regional champion Ellie Grammas '23Hayes Flanagan '21 (5th), Sarah Jay '21 (6th) and Meghan O'Donoghue '22 (10th).  
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  • Sophomore Football is Undefeated!

    Sophomore Football is Undefeated!

    The sophomore football team completed an undefeated season with a 13–12 victory over Marist on Saturday, October 26! The team is now preparing for the IHSA state playoffs.
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  • Ticket Information for Varsity Football Playoffs

    Loyola’s varsity football team will play Maine South High School in round one of the IHSA state play offs on Saturday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Maine South! All tickets are $5.00. Presale tickets will be available at Loyola on Thursday, October 31, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Piazza. Tickets will also be available at the gate on game day.
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  • Mothers' Club Autumn Gathering

    Beautiful balloon centerpieces set the stage on Wednesday, October 9, at the Mothers’ Club Autumn Gathering. Over 90 women took a midweek break to catch up with old friends and new in the new Piazza. Guests chatted as they browsed the Loyola inspired gifts, baked goods and party décor items displayed by local vendors. The ladies were served appetizers and enjoyed adult beverages while gathering vendor information.
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  • Week 9 Football Preview

    Week 9 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 9!
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  • Photo Courtesy of WCIU, The U

    Loyola vs. Marist is WCIU's Game of the Week!

    This Saturday’s varsity football game will be featured as WCIU-The U’s Game of the Week! Loyola fans near and far can cheer the Ramblers on to victory as they take on Marist at 1:00 p.m. at home.
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  • Girls' Cross Country Takes 2nd Place in GCAC

    Girls' Cross Country Takes 2nd Place in GCAC

    The girls' cross country team finished in a second place tie at the Girls' Catholic Athletic Conference (GCAC) on Saturday, October 19. Freshman Ellie Grammas is GCAC varsity champion; Ellie Grammas '23, Meghan O’Donoghue '22, Sarah Jay '21, Hayes Flanagan '21 and Maeve Norman '23 earned all-conference honors. Sophomore Cate Lynch and senior Patty Gleason are runners-up in the frosh/soph and open races. 
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  • Photo courtesy of Sheridan Shore Sailing School

    Girls' Sailing Team Competes in National Championships

    The girls' sailing team took 17th place in the Girls' US National Championships over the weekend! Twenty-five teams competed from across the United States. Congratulations to Grace Beard '21, Eleanor Brady '22, Alexandra "Lexi" Chigas '22, Fiona Naughton '22 and Angelena Simon '20.
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  • Girls' Tennis Places 2nd at IHSA Sectional

    Girls' Tennis Places 2nd at IHSA Sectional

    The girls' varsity tennis team, led by Coach Thomas Gordon, finished in second place at the IHSA Sectional on Saturday, October 19. Notably, doubles team Roberta Spagnolo '20 and Katherine Beard '20 came in at 3rd place, qualifying for the IHSA State Tournament on October 24–26, 2019.
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  • Boys' Cross Country Wins CCL Championship

    Boys' Cross Country Wins CCL Championship

    On Saturday, October 19, the boys' varsity cross country took home the championship title for the Chicago Catholic League (CCL) at Lewis University. A standout performance by sophomore Spencer Werner earned him the individual conference championship with a time of 15:11. 
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  • Girls' Golf Places 3rd at IHSA 2A State Championship

    Girls' Golf Places 3rd at IHSA 2A State Championship

    Congratulations to the girls' golf team for the third place finish at the IHSA 2A State Championship on Saturday, October 19! The great team effort was led by Grace Kryscio '20 with a 154 and Bailey Bitabo '23 with 157. Other highlights include a 160 for Mary Boesen '20 and 165 for Cate O'Brien '20. Kendall Beil '22 and Caroline Magner '21 competed with scores of 180
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  • Photo courtesy of Geoff Scott

    Week 8 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 8!
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  • Girls' Golf is State Bound!

    Congratulations to the girls' golf team for securing a spot in next weekend's state championship competition! The team took second place in the IHSA AA golf sectional, led by senior Grace Kryscio
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  • Girls' Tennis Wins GCAC Championship

    Girls' Tennis Wins GCAC Championship

    The girls' varsity tennis team captured the GCAC tournament over the weekend! 
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  • Girls' Varsity Golf Wins IHSA Regional Championship

    Girls' Varsity Golf Wins IHSA Regional Championship

    The girls' varsity golf team won the IHSA Class AA regional championship with a team score of 306! 
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  • Week 7 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 7!
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  • Bill O'Keefe '80 Traces Path from Loyola Academy to Global Humanitarianism

    On Tuesday, October 1, the Women of Wisdom Society (WOW) kicked off its 18th season of inspiring and thought-provoking lectures for members of the Loyola Academy community with a presentation by alumnus Bill O’Keefe ’80, who now serves as the executive vice president of mission, mobilization and advocacy for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS). O’Keefe is based at CRS headquarters in Baltimore, where he works to strengthen the agency's communion with the U.S. Catholic community and supportive entities; to lead strategic, issue-based campaigns; and to advocate for CRS strategic objectives.
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  • Sr. Paulanne

    Loyola Academy honors Sister Paulanne Held, OSF

    A Tribute to the "Patron Saint" of Glenview
     
    Fondly referred to by the members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish and the surrounding community as the "Patron Saint" of Glenview, Sister Paulanne Held, OSF, has dedicated her life to inspiring young people in the classroom while serving those in need.
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  • Boys' Golf Captures 2019 CLC Championships

    Congratulations to the boys’ golf program—both the JV and varsity levels won their respective Chicago Catholic League (CLC) Championships!
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  • Varsity Girls' Golf - 2019 GCAC Champions

    Girls' Golf Captures 2019 GCAC Championships

    Congratulations to the girls’ golf program—both the JV and varsity levels won their respective GCAC Championships!
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  • Week 6 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 6!
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  • The College Board Recognizes Five Ramblers in 2020 National Hispanic Recognition Program

    Last spring, the College Board extended an invitation to students at Loyola that scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in each region. Eligible students had the opportunity to apply for the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP), and all students who submitted an application were evaluated and recognized accordingly.
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  • Watch Loyola Take on Brother Rice This Homecoming Weekend

    It's homecoming! Loyola fans near and far can cheer the Ramblers on to victory as varsity football takes on Brother Rice this Saturday, October 5, at 1:30 p.m. at home.
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  • September

    Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Celebrates 30 years of Transforming Chicago Youth

    On Saturday, September 28, the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) will celebrate three decades of helping students in Chicago’s most economically challenged communities navigate a path to and through college, starting with a high-school scholarship to college prep high schools throughout the city and country.
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  • Loyola Academy vs St. Ignatius

    Week 5 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 5!
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  • Week 4 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 4!
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  • The Class of 1969 Celebrates 50th Reunion

    The Class of 1969 Celebrates 50th Reunion

    Members of the Class of 1969 gathered to celebrate their 50th Rambler Reunion over a fun-filled weekend on September 13 and 14. Special in many ways, the Class of 1969 is recognized for exceeding $2M in cumulative lifetime giving.
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  • Week 3 Football Preview

    Week 3 Football Preview

    Continue reading for an exclusive preview of Rambler football week 3!
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  • Nancy Paridy Named Loyola Academy Board Chair

    Nancy Paridy Named Loyola Academy Board Chair

    Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, has announced that Nancy Paridy, JD, LLM, of Evanston, has been named chair of the Loyola Academy Board of Trustees. Ms. Paridy, Loyola’s first woman to serve as Board chair, will receive the gavel from outgoing Board Chairman Roger P. Hickey of Glencoe (Loyola Academy Class of 1979) on September 17, 2019, and will serve as chairman for a three-year term.
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  • 25th Annual Ramblers Golf Outing

    25th Annual Ramblers Golf Outing

    It was a wonderful day on the links at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview as alumni, parents and friends of Loyola Academy gathered for the 25th annual Ramblers Golf Outing on September 9.
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  • Announcing Loyola’s Eleven National Merit Semifinalists

    In September, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named eleven Loyola Academy students National Merit semifinalists. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
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  • Chris Ackels

    Chris Ackels Named Head Varsity Boys’ Baseball Coach

    Loyola Academy Vice President for Athletics and Fitness Mrs. Genevieve Atwood recently announced that Mr. Chris Ackels has accepted the position of head varsity boys’ baseball coach.  Mr. Ackels is currently a faculty member in Loyola’s English department and is a familiar face to many of the baseball families as he has served as Loyola's sophomore head coach and freshman head coach and has been involved in the baseball summer program.
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  • Inaugural Rambler Fan Fest—Fun for All Ages!

    On Saturday, September 7, Loyola Academy Alumni Relations hosted the inaugural Rambler Fan Festival for all ages before the highly anticipated Loyola vs. New Trier home football game. The event was a wonderful way to rally members of the Loyola community around the great spirit and enthusiasm of Rambler pride!
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  • Mothers' Club Started the Year with Mass and Reception

    On Wednesday, September 11, Loyola Academy mothers and guardians gathered for an energizing morning of socializing, prayer and reflection.
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  • Grandparent-Student Mass and Reception

    On Sunday, September 8, more than 450 grandparents and Loyola Academy students celebrated Mass in the Chapel with Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, which included lovely music performed by students from the choir program.
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  • US Lacrosse Names Senior Annabelle Burke to U17 Team

    Congratulations to girls' lacrosse senior Annabelle Burke for being named to the US U17 team! US Lacrosse has named a total of 88 players to its inaugural USA Select teams. Twenty-two players were named to the four teams, representing boys and girls at the U15 and U17 levels. 
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  • August

    Loyola Celebrates the Start of a New School Year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit

    Loyola Celebrates the Start of a New School Year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit

    The Loyola Academy community celebrated its annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on Monday, August 19, marking the first day of the 2019–2020 school year. The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a longstanding tradition among Jesuit high schools and universities, dating back to 1584. It provides students, faculty and staff a moment to pause, pray and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the upcoming year.  
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  • Freshman Orientation Preps New Ramblers for Success

    Freshman Orientation Preps New Ramblers for Success

    Loyola Academy welcomed the Class of 2023 with a two-day freshman orientation experience, including programming and events for incoming Ramblers and their parents. Orientation is a significant occasion at Loyola as it marks the beginning of a four-year journey and creates a strong foundation for future growth and success for each Rambler.
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  • Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment Robert “Beau” Desherow '93

    Robert Desherow '93 Appointed VP for Admissions and Enrollment

    Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, recently announced the appointment of Robert "Beau" Desherow '93 as Loyola’s new vice president for admissions and enrollment.
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  • Saly M. Sebastian '06 to Lead President's Leadership Council

    This fall, Saly M. Sebastian ’06, longtime executive board member of the President’s Leadership Council (PLC), will take the lead as the group's chair, succeeding Rory Kenny ’06 who deftly held the position since 2013.
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  • Grand Opening of New Pool and Piazza Marks a Historic Milestone for Loyola Academy

    Grand Opening of New Pool and Piazza Marks a Historic Milestone for Loyola Academy

    Sunday, August 11, was a special day for Loyola Academy as nearly 600 members of the Loyola community celebrated the grand opening of our new John D. Norcross ’54 Aquatic Center and our new Piazza. Parents, alumni, students and friends gathered to witness this transformational moment and usher in a new chapter in the history of Loyola.
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  • Young Alumni in College Learn How to Navigate their Early Careers

    Young Alumni in College Learn How to Navigate their Early Careers

    On Tuesday, August 6, young alumni gathered to learn tips and techniques to help them stand out among their peers when applying to coveted internships or to their first full-time jobs. Leading the discussion was Kay Wigton McBrearty, current parent, career coach and founder of Waterville Partners, who provided the group with tools to navigate the early stages of their careers.
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  • L'Arche Clinton

    Summer Service Trips Expand Hearts and Minds of Ramblers

    Loyola Academy summer service and immersion trips provide real-life, community-based learning experiences for students in the United States and abroad. Through the pillars of service, community, reflection and simplicity, these programs are meant to be a catalyst for students to work for greater justice in the world.
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  • July

    2019 Classics Tour

    Students Explore Greece and Italy on 2019 Classics Tour

    On this summer’s Classics Tour, thirty one rising juniors and seniors studying Greek or Latin spent three weeks travelling across Greece and Italy. Students encountered firsthand the historic sites, art and culture they have studied in their Greek and Latin classes and had the opportunity to explore some of the most astounding places in the world.
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  • Members of the Class of 1962 left to right: John Byrnes, John Flatley, Tom Blake, George Sullivan, Bob Pasquesi, James Toohey, Luke Lyons

    1962 Alumni Tour New Pool and Piazza

    Several members of the Class of 1962 received a preview of Loyola’s new John D. Norcross ’54 Aquatic Center and adjacent Piazza in July, just weeks before its official grand opening celebration.
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  • Left to right: Maura Scopelliti '14, Millie Dunbar '13, AJ Treiber '15, Beau Desherow '93, Katie Blommer '19, Kaylee Braasch '19, Angela Lynch, Katherine Lynch '18, Ben Dukes '19

    Young Alumni Return to Lead Day Camp

    A number of young alumni are spending their summer breaks at Lake and Laramie as they work in various capacities at the Loyola Academy Day Camp serving as instructors, lifeguards, and camp counselors. Their time and service spent with summer campers is a wonderful reminder that once you’re a Rambler, you’re always a Rambler! 
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  • 2019 Spanish Immersion Trip to Costa Rica

    2019 Spanish Immersion Trip to Costa Rica

    This summer, twenty-two Ramblers spent eight days journeying around Costa Rica to immerse themselves in the country’s natural landscape, culture and beauty. Students had the opportunity to visit a variety of unique locations such as the Arenal Volcano National Park, the Santa Elena Cloud Forest, the Braulio Carrillo National Park and Aerial Tram and even the Hot Springs.
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  • June

    PLC Hosted Alumni Leaders for Early Career Advice

    On Wednesday, June 19, just under 100 Rambler alumni gathered at LUXBAR in the Gold Coast for the program “Early Advice - Tackling Career Ambitions as a Young Professional” hosted by Loyola’s President’s Leadership Council (PLC). Attendees heard from fellow Loyola alumni who have succeeded in their respective fields, earning the distinction of 40 Under 40 from various publications. They shared their advice on balancing friends, family and social obligations as young professionals.
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  • LA Tank Takes NYC

    This month, the 2019 LA Tank competition winners and student leadership team ventured to New York City on June 13–14 for a whirlwind 36-hour power internship and meetings with members of Loyola’s alumni network on the east coast.
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  • The Class of 2009 Celebrates its 10-year Reunion

    The Class of 2009 Celebrates its 10-year Reunion

    On Saturday, June 15, alumni from the Class of 2009 reunited for their 10-year reunion at Cortland’s Garage in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. New stories and experiences were shared with old friends as the atmosphere was filled with smiles, laughter and many great memories.
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  • Alumni Connect at Santa Clara University

    In May, Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, and Vice President for Alumni and Network Engagement Marty Jennings '98 visited Rambler alumni who are now studying at, or recently graduated from, Santa Clara, a Jesuit university in Silicon Valley. The trip provided an opportunity for members of Loyola's senior leadership to stay connected with California-based young alumni and gauge the region's interest in hosting future President's Leadership Council (PLC) events.
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  • Inaugural Golden Mass and Dinner

    On Wednesday, June 12, more than 100 Loyola Academy Golden Graduate Parents, who had children at the Academy in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and golden Rambler alumni, who have already celebrated their 50-year reunion, came together for an evening of community and camaraderie at the inaugural Golden Mass and Dinner.
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  • The Class of 1954 Celebrates 65th Reunion

    The Class of 1954 Celebrates 65th Reunion

    Members of the Class of 1954 gathered on the evening of June 12 to celebrate their 65th Loyola Academy reunion. Together with classmates, family and friends, 1954 alumni—some traveling from California, Tennessee and Kentucky—celebrated Mass at the beautiful Madonna della Strada Chapel on Loyola University’s lake shore campus and then enjoyed dinner and drinks.
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  • Young Alumni Explore Career Risks at Grainger's Lake Forest Headquarters

    On Thursday, May 30, young alumni gathered for a professional networking fireside chat with executives at Grainger’s headquarters in Lake Forest. The evening’s theme centered on taking risks and advancing one’s career.
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  • The Class of 2014 Celebrates its 5-Year Reunion

    The Class of 2014 Celebrates its 5-Year Reunion

    On Saturday, June 8, the Class of 2014 reunited for a fun-filled 5-year reunion. As old friends gathered at Haymarket Pub and Brewery in the West Loop, laughter and fond memories filled the air.
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  • May

    Loyola Academy's 109th Commencement Exercises

    Loyola Academy Celebrates 109th Commencement Exercises

    On Saturday, May 25, Loyola Academy celebrated its 109th Commencement Exercises at Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena. With family and friends present, 493 members of the senior class gathered one last time as classmates and departed as Loyola alumni.
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  • Honoring Loyola's 2019 Retirees

    On Friday, May 24, Loyola Academy honored the retirement of four outstanding faculty & staff members with Mass in the Loyola Chapel and a continental breakfast in the Loyola lounge.
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  • Boys' Volleyball Wins Regional Championship

    Boys' Volleyball Wins Regional Championship

    On Wednesday, May 22, The boys' varsity volleyball team defeated Glenbrook South 30-28, 25-22 to win their second regional championship in a row and 8th regional championship in the last eleven years.  
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  • Spring Dance Concert—May 2019

    Spring Dance Concert Showcases Creativity and Talent

    Loyola Academy’s annual Spring Dance Concert was held on May 9–10 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. The performance included members of Loyola’s dance program—intermediate through honors dance classes—along with the Dance Collective (formerly Company B) and the highly selective Loyola Academy Dance Company (LADC). The concert represented the culmination of a year’s worth of planning, creativity, and developing technique. 
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  • Ramblers at the Newhouse Architecture Contest on May 19, 2019.

    Architecture Students Recognized at Newhouse Architecture Contest

    Loyola Academy’s Honors Architecture 2 students won recognition in the Advanced Architecture division of the Newhouse Architecture Contest held on Saturday, May 18, at the Illinois Center. The Newhouse Architecture Contest is sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Center.
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  • Loyola Celebrates Sending Forth Mass

    The Loyola Academy community celebrated its Sending Forth Mass on Friday, May 17. The Mass is an annual celebration of the school year, a recognition of the outstanding efforts of distinguished students and faculty and a sendoff for the senior class.
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  • Courtney Carreira '19, the 2019 Michael Rebarchak '79 Memorial Award Recipient

    Senior Families Gather for 2019 Baccalaureate Mass

    On Sunday, May 19, senior Ramblers and their families gathered to celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass, held each spring to honor the graduating class. In his Homily, Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, encouraged the Class of 2019 to "remember that all moments are key moments and that life itself is grace."
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  • Junior Kieran Thompson - high jump

    Track and Field Sends Three Down State

    Three members of the boys’ track and field team qualified for this week’s IHSA state championship meet: Jack Loveland ’19, Kieran Thompson ’20, and Spencer Werner ’22.
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  • Women in STEM

    View this video to see what the Women in STEM club has been up to this year and be sure to view the electronics recycling app they developed for the Earth Day Fair.
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  • Athletic Letter of Intent May Signing Ceremony

    Athletic Letter of Intent May Signing Ceremony

    On Wednesday, May 15, Loyola Academy Vice President of Athletics and Fitness Genevieve Atwood honored ten Rambler student-athletes at the spring National Letter of Intent Signing Day Ceremony.
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  • The PLC Volunteers with Catholic Charities

    On Tuesday, May 7, a handful of Rambler alumni took the initiative to help feed the hungry in Chicago with Catholic Charities. Volunteers served meals tableside and conversed with guests at Catholic Charities’ headquarters on LaSalle St.
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  • Girls' Lacrosse Captures GCAC Championship

    Girls' Lacrosse Captures GCAC Championship

    The girls' lacrosse team became GCAC Champions, defeating St. Ignatius 16–4, on Saturday, May 11.
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  • 4x400: Elizabeth Quackenbush, Arianna Awdisho, Addison Bendery, Ann Santangelo.

    Girls' Track—Runners Headed Down State

    After the IHSA State Sectional meet on Friday, May 9, the girls’ track and field team has a number of state qualifying athletes! 100M dash: Addison Bendery '19; 4x400: Elizabeth Quackenbush '21, Arianna Awdisho '19, Addison Bendery '19, Anne Santangelo '19; 4x200: Addison Bendery '19, Arianna Awdisho '19, Anne Santangelo '19, Nora Lyons '21; 4x800: Elizabeth Quackenbush '21, Avery Kaye' 20, Jenna Rekoske '20, Sarah Jay '21.
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  • Junior Student Council Hosts

    Junior Student Council Hosts "Wigs for Kids"

    On Monday, May 13, Junior Student Council partnered with Rolf’s Salon in Wilmette to host a “Wigs for Kids” hair donation program at Loyola. The event provides hair replacement and support for children who have lost their hair to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, burns and/or other medical issues. The wigs are donated free of charge to children in need.
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  • JV Girls' Soccer Secures GCAC Title

    The JV girls' soccer team defeated Fenwick 4–2 to capture the GCAC championship on Saturday, May 11! Goals were scored by Kendall Beil '22 (2), Annie Caretta '22, and Brooke Semple '22.
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  • CCL Champions

    Boys' Tennis Wins CCL Championship

    The boys’ varsity tennis team won the Chicago Catholic League championship last week to make it the 29th win for Tom Fitzgerald as head coach!
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  • Varsity Boys' Track Wins CCL Championship

    Boys' Track Wins CCL Championship

    The boys’ varsity track and field team won its 6th consecutive outdoor title on Saturday, May 11, placing first out of 14 teams!
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  • Crew News from the Midwest Scholastic Championships

    The Loyola Academy Crew Team participated in the Midwest Scholastic Championships this weekend in Zanesville, Ohio.  Eight boats made it to the finals. The Men’s 2V4+ placed 2nd, the Women’s JV4+ placed 1st, the Men’s JV4+ placed 2nd, the Women’s V8+ placed 2nd.Congrats to the JV4+ teams and Women’s V8+ as they move on to Nationals in two weeks.  
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  • Frosh-Soph Boys' Track Wins CCL Championship

    Frosh-Soph Boys' Track Wins CCL Championship

    Congratulations to the freshman and sophomore track and field team, which took first place out of twelve teams in the Chicago Catholic League Championship! Individual champions were Spencer Werner in the 800m and 3200m runs and Chalen Jack '21 in the 110m hurdles.
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  • Ramble 2019: We Are Golden Raises Record Amount for Tuition Assistance

    On Saturday, May 4, over 525 members from the Rambler community gathered for the 50th Ramble, We are Golden, to raise a record $1,400,000 for the Loyola Academy Tuition Assistance Program.
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  • Crew News from the Judge Dunne Regatta

    The Loyola Crew team hosted the annual Judge Dunne Regatta this past weekend in Skokie with great results! The men's varsity 8 boats placed 3rd and 6th; the women's varsity 8 came in 2nd; the women's varsity 4 placed 1st; the men's varsity 4 boats placed 1st and 4th.
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  • Girls' Track and Field Wins GCAC Championship

    Girls' Track and Field Wins GCAC Championship

    On Saturday, May 4, the girls' track and field team captured the 2019 GCAC Championship! Senior Addison Bendery won the 100 m dash, anchored the winning 4x100 relay team and finished 2nd in the 200 m dash. Nora Lyons '21 set a personal record in the long jump with her 2nd place finish. She also PR-ed and took 2nd place in the high jump as well. 
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  • Zoe Crecos '21 Qualifies for National Wrestling Championship

    Zoe Crecos '21 Qualifies for National Wrestling Championship

    it was a great weekend for Loyola Academy Rambler Wrestling at the University of Illinois Armory.  Placing 2nd in the State Girls Freestyle Competition, Zoe Crecos ‘21 qualifies to represent Illinois at the USA Wrestling National Championship in Fargo, ND.  
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  • LA Tank Encourages Future Entrepreneurs

    LA Tank Encourages Future Entrepreneurs

    During his senior year at Loyola, Sam J. Serio ’16 hatched Loyola Academy’s LA Tank program to inspire students to explore entrepreneurship while building relationships between Loyola students and alumni. His vision was to bring students and alumni together in a dynamic career program that encouraged Ramblers to embrace innovation and think differently about their future career paths.
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  • April

    The PLC Volunteers with Catholic Charities

    The PLC Volunteers with Catholic Charities

    On Tuesday, April 23, 15 Rambler alumni came together to feed the hungry in Chicago at Catholic Charities’ Tuesday Night Supper programming. Food was donated by Siena Tavern, and volunteers served meals tableside at Catholic Charities’ headquarters on LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago.
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  • Crew Team Succeeds in the Lake Dillon Sprints

    Crew Team Succeeds in the Lake Dillon Sprints

    Congratulations to the Loyola Academy Crew Team as Ramblers competed in the Lake Dillon Sprints this past weekend in Zanesville, Ohio
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  • Art by Yosan Worota ’19

    Ramblers Participate in 38th Annual Congressional Art Competition

    Yosan Worota ’19, Mitch Ganz ’20 and Katherine Beard ’20 will participate in the 38th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s district. This is a nationwide art competition designed to showcase and reward the creative talents of America’s gifted young artists.  Since this competition was created in 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated at the local level across the country.
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  • Spring Orchestra Concert

    Spring Orchestra Concert

    Loyola Academy’s Spring Orchestra Concert on Thursday, April 11, featured our symphony orchestra, beginning guitar, guitar ensemble, guitar chamber group and honors orchestra playing music by Green Day, Queen, Carlos Santana, Vivaldi and more!
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  • Loyola Students Recognized at 9th Annual Jesuit National 4x5 Competition

    Loyola Students Recognized at 9th Annual Jesuit National 4x5 Competition

    In April, Loyola Academy hosted the ninth annual Jesuit National 4x5, a hybrid art show and competition that requires all entries to be just four inches by five inches. The competition is open to all Jesuit high schools and awards prizes in categories such as color drawing, black and white drawing, printmaking, digital design, mixed media, sculpture and more.
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  • Time Lines Community Art Project

    Time Lines is a community art project conducted by Studio 2: Art and Social Change Ignatian Service Learning students. Inspired by the socially engaged artwork of Tonika Lewis Johnson, the student artists looked at what students all have in common at Loyola and decided to make a project around the commute of students coming to Loyola.
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  • World Religion Student Participate in Interreligious Dialogue

    World Religion Students Participate in Interreligious Dialogue

    Representatives from Student to Student, an organization that fosters interreligious dialogue and understanding through student presentations, visited Loyola Academy World Religion classes this month. A team of Jewish students, representing various branches of Judaism, spoke to Ramblers about how Judaism shapes their identities, how they celebrate various holy days like Passover, and about Jewish history and contemporary Israel. 
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  • Family Mass and Day of Service

    Family Mass and Day of Service

    On Sunday, April 7, more than 200 parents and students gathered for Loyola’s annual Family Mass and Day of Service, sponsored by the Mothers’ Club, Fathers’ Network and Campus Ministry. Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, presided over Mass, delivering an inspirational homily about forgiveness, empathy and understanding. 
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  • Boys' Volleyball Hosts Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night

    Boys' Volleyball Hosts Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night

    On Wednesday, April 3, the boys’ varsity volleyball team celebrated faculty and staff appreciation night in the East Gym. Teachers were honored at center court before the start of the match when the Ramblers took on the Wildkits of Evanston Township High School.
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  • 2019 Freshman Day of Service

    Day of Service Encourages Freshmen to Live the Mission

    Members of the Class of 2022 set out the morning of Monday, April 1, to dozens of volunteer sites across the Chicagoland area for Loyola’s annual Freshman Day of Service. “The purpose of the day is to immerse our freshmen in the mission of Loyola Academy and to remind them of the importance of being women and men for others,” said Campus Minister Mr. Lyle Baier, who organized the day. 
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  • Loyola Honors Tenured Faculty

    Loyola Honors Tenured Faculty

    This spring, Loyola Academy honored ten faculty members who have earned tenure status. The achievement of tenure is a milestone in an individual's career, and Loyola is proud to recognize members of our community who have embraced the desire to be women and men for others.
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  • Solidarity Workshop Day Ignites Dialogue and Exploration

    Solidarity Workshop Day Ignites Dialogue and Exploration

    Loyola Academy’s annual Solidarity Project (April 1–17) kicked off with a comprehensive Workshop Day on Monday, April 1. Sophomores, juniors and seniors had the opportunity to hear from two keynote speakers and choose three sessions from nearly fifty workshops that addressed this year’s theme: Capturing the Power of Technology.
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  • Career Days Inspire Juniors to Explore Future Paths

    Career Days Inspire Juniors to Explore Future Paths

    In March, Loyola Academy’s Counseling Department hosted a series of Career Days for junior students with dozens of guest speakers representing a diversity of professions including law, finance, technology, real estate, business, medicine and more. Each speaker provided a unique perspective and a valuable learning opportunity for juniors as they begin to consider their future paths.
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  • Eamon O'Brien '19 (photo courtesy of 22nd Century Media)

    Eamon O'Brien '19 Named High School Player of the Year

    Loyola Gold senior Eamon O'Brien was named the JJ O'Connor 2019 High School Player of the Year by the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI). He was honored during Loyola Gold's state title game vs. New Trier Green at the United Center on Friday, March 22.   
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  • Day 2: Students from Jesuit high schools around the country gathered to learn about the history of African Americans from pre-history to the present at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History.

    Sophomores Attend Student Diversity Conference

    Six sophomores traveled to Detroit, Michigan, over the weekend where they attended the Jesuit Schools Network Student Diversity Conference with other Jesuit high school students. Participants included Hawa Diabor ’21, Christ Gonclaves ’21, Tyler Langford ’21, Amaiya McCord ’21, Edwin Navarette ’21 and Summer Parker Hall ’21.
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  • 2019 Celebration of Champions Honors Loyola Football Program

    2019 Celebration of Champions Honors Loyola Football Program

    The inaugural Celebration of Champions event on March 23 drew a crowd of over 150 Rambler alumni, parents, coaches and fans to honor the legacy of Loyola Academy’s football program. Following cocktails and supper by the bite, WGN TV’s Mike Lowe ’97 hosted a panel discussion featuring Head Coach John Holecek and some of the greats from Loyola football history including Adrian Autry '94, Jim Boyle '81, Richard Devine '61, Charlie Dowdle '12, Dan Kozlak '04, Mike Miller '70, Hobie Murnane '75 and Tommy Nute '16.
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  • Coffee with the Coaches Hosted at Misericordia Sweet Shoppe

    Coffee with the Coaches Hosted at Misericordia Sweet Shoppe

    The Misericordia Sweet Shoppe in Glenview hosted Coffee with the Coaches on Saturday, March 30. Head Football Coach John Holeck, the 2018 IHSA Class 8A State Champion Football Team, Kansas City Chiefs Center and Loyola alumnus Jimmy Murray ’13 and Associate Athletic Director Mark Carrier spent the afternoon with Misericordia residents and volunteers.
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  • March

    Chicago Artist Tonika Lewis Johnson Inspires Ignatian Service Learning Students

    Chicago Artist Inspires Ignatian Service Learning Students

    In February, Chicago-based artist and activist Tonika Lewis Johnson visited Loyola Academy to discuss the evolution and impact of her art on the Chicago community. Her most recent work, the Folded Map Project, connects residents who live at corresponding addresses on Chicago’s North and South Sides with one another and explores the social, racial and institutional conditions that segregate the city. Students from the Ignatian Service Learning Program’s Sociology, Justice Seminar and Studio 2: Art and Social Change classes were in attendance.
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  • Boys' Volleyball Wins Vernon Hills Invitational

    Congratulations to the boys' volleyball team on winning the Vernon Hills InvitationalJack Howard ’19 was named MVP and Ryan Merk ’21 was selected to the all-tournament team.  
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  • Panel Series Celebrates Women's History Month

    Panel Series Celebrates Women's History Month

    Loyola Academy celebrated Women’s History Month with a series of panels featuring current students, faculty, staff and alumnae guest speakers discussing contemporary issues related to women in sports, business, academia and more.  
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  • PLC Breakfast Series Hosts Peter Anthony '84

    PLC Breakfast Series Hosts Peter Anthony '84

    In March, 20 young alumni gathered at Lockton Companies in Chicago for a PLC Breakfast Speaker Series event featuring Peter Anthony '84, president and CEO of UGN, Inc.
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  • Exploration and Discovery Encouraged at 2019 College Fair

    Exploration and Discovery Abound at 2019 College Fair

    On Monday, March 25, Loyola Academy's College Counseling Department hosted its annual College Fair. With over 175 colleges and universities in attendance, it is one of the largest private high school fairs in the state of Illinois.
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  • Andrew M. Gombac ’16

    Alumni Spotlight: Andrew M. Gombac ’16

    “I had a very niche dream from a young age and threw myself at it,” says Andrew M. Gombac ’16. Gombac is studying transportation design at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. His passion for the field has landed him in Guangzhou, China, where he is currently living and working as an exterior design intern. “I hope this serves a testament that dreams can become a reality.”
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  • Boys' Track Wins CCL Indoor Championship

    Boys' Track Wins CCL Indoor Championship

    Loyola won the Chicago Catholic League (CCL) indoor team title on March 17 at the University of Chicago. The varsity team won its 5th title in the past six years while the frosh/soph team won the team title for the first time since 2014. Individual varsity titles were won by seniors Eli Miller (800m), Jack Loveland (400m) and freshman Spencer Werner (1600m). Sophomore Spencer Dzyacky led Loyola with 14 points (runner-up in the 3200m and third in the 1600m). Frosh-soph titles were won by Michael Solmos (3200m), Seichi Shinozacki (800m) and Cameron Matejka (1600m).  
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  • Girls' Track and Field Wins Indoor GCAC Championship

    Girls' Track and Field Wins Indoor GCAC Championship

    The girls’ track and field team are GCAC Indoor Champs! Senior Addison Bendery won the 400m in 61.03 and sophomore Lizzie Quackenbush took the 800m in 2:23.92.
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  • An Evening with Fr. McGrath

    Rambler parents braving the cold were rewarded with an inspiring evening of spiritual reflections followed by warm fellowship at An Evening with Father McGrath on Thursday, February 28. 
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  • LADC Participates in Benefit Concert

    LADC Participates in Benefit Concert

    Congratulations to the Loyola Academy Dance Company for performing in Dance for Life, Next Generation! benefit concert at Wheeling High School on Sunday, March 3! Proceeds went to Children’s Place Association and Chicago Dancers United.
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  • Loyola Academy Theology Teacher Reflects on World Youth Day

    Loyola Academy Theology Teacher Reflects on World Youth Day

    World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated in a different country every three years. In 2016, WYD was celebrated in Krakow, Poland. The most recent WYD was held in Panama City, Panama, in January, and was attended by Loyola Academy Theology Teacher Mr. Samuel Carlson.
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  • Sophomore Wrestler Zoe Crecos Takes 3rd in State

    Sophomore Wrestler Zoe Crecos Takes 3rd in State

    Zoe Crecos ’21 placed 3rd in the 2019 IWCOA Illinois State Wrestling Championship. Her win is up from 2018 when she placed 4th in state.  
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  • Thank You for Making Ramblers Rally Day a Success!

    Thank You for Making Ramblers Rally Day a Success!

    Ramblers Rally Day on March 8 was an incredible success thanks to the outpouring of support from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends. We exceeded our goal of securing 350 donors and $100,000. By the end of the day, 357 donors contributed more than $140,000 to support our current students in the classroom, on the playing field, in the theater, in their commitment to serving others and beyond. This is the highest number of online gifts ever received in one day in Loyola's history. 
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  • Ash Wednesday Mass

    Ash Wednesday Mass

    The Loyola community gathered to celebrate a beautiful Ash Wednesday Mass marking the start of the Lenten season on March 6. In his homily, Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, spoke about the busyness of the world—the chatter and the noise—that can distract from the heart of what matters: the goodness.
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  • Boys' Basketball Defeats Maine South in Regional Championship

    Boys' Basketball Defeats Maine South in Regional Championship

    The Ramblers defeated Maine South High School 37-34 to win the IHSA regional championship and move to 21–12 on the season! This is the third consecutive regional championship for the boys basketball team.
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  • Boys' Hockey Defeats New Trier to Wins SHL

    Boys' Hockey Defeats New Trier to Win SHL

    Loyola Gold won its second consecutive Scholastic Hockey League with a shutout over New Trier Green Sunday evening! 
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  • Mock Trial Team Captures Howlett Cup for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Mock Trial Team Captures Howlett Cup for Fourth Consecutive Year

    For the fourth year in a row, and fifth time overall, the Loyola Academy Mock Trial Team captured first place at the Howlett Cup Competition!
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  • Left to Right: Seniors Brooke Fitzgerald ’19, Anne Santangelo ’19, Arianna Awdisho ’19 and Addison Bendery ’19

    New School Record!

    Congratulations to seniors Brooke Fitzgerald ’19, Anne Santangelo ’19, Arianna Awdisho ’19 and Addison Bendery ’19 who set a new school record in the 4x220 yard relay with a time of 1:53.7!
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  • Sophomore Wrestler Zoe Crecos '21 Advances to State Tourney

    Sophomore Wrestler Zoe Crecos '21 Advances to State Tourney

    Congratulations to sophomore Zoe Crecos who won her sectional wrestling match in Evanston! The win qualifies Zoe for the Illinois state tournament in Springfield next weekend.
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  • February

    Ping Pong Team Captures 3rd Place at State Tournament!

    Ping Pong Team Captures 3rd Place at State Tournament!

    The Rambler Ping Pong team completed a very successful season at the state finals tournament held here at Loyola!
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  • World Religion Students Visit Buddhist Temple of Chicago

    World Religion Students Visit Buddhist Temple of Chicago

    On Sunday, February 24, more than twenty Loyola Academy seniors went to the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago, located in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. These students are studying World Religions as their second semester senior Theology elective.  
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  • Loyola Celebrates International Night

    Loyola Celebrates International Night

    On Friday, February 22, Loyola hosted International Night, an annual celebration of the unique cultures and traditions that enrich our Loyola community.
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  • Crew Team Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

    Crew Team Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

    On Saturday, February 9, members of the crew team and their parents volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Together, they packed 46,656 meals, enough to feed 127 of the world’s hungriest children for one year. 
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  • Quinn Nimesheim ’22 Takes 2nd Place at Glenview Art League Youth Fair

    Quinn Nimesheim ’22 Takes 2nd Place at Glenview Art League Youth Fair

    On Saturday, February 23, Carter Randolfi ’20Ashley Lazar ’19Raegan Robertson ’19Luke Barter ’19Quinn Nimesheim ’22, and Katherine Beard ’20 participated in the Glenview Art League Youth Fair at Attea School in Glenview. Quinn Nimesheim '22 received second place for the 9/10th grade division for his anatomical skeleton drawing.
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  • Swimming and Diving News

    Congratulations to the Boys’ Swimming and Diving team on their 12th place finish at the IHSA state meet on Saturday, February 23. A special congratulations to junior Luke Maurer who became a state champion in both the 200 free and the 100 free. Maurer broke the Loyola program record in the 200 free with a time of 136.45. The record stood from 1989 and was previously held by none other than his father, Erik Maurer ’89. Luke also broke the record in the 100 free with a time of 44.33. The previous record holder was again Erik Maurer ’89Junior Everet Andrew who took 2nd place in the 500 free and broke a LA program record.  
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  • Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the Superior General of the Jesuits. Photo Courtesy of Gregorian University Foundation.

    Announcement from Jesuit Superior General

    Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J., the Superior General of the Jesuits, has announced the four apostolic preferences for the global Society of Jesus for the next ten years. These four areas of concentration will help to guide the Jesuits and our companions in ministry in our shared mission. Fr. Sosa's announcement represents the culmination of a long process of discernment which has involved every Jesuit community and province around the world.
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  • Work by Brendan Knapp '19

    Student Art Selected for 2019 IHSAE Exhibition

    Every year the Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) exhibits works from Illinois high school artists. Each participating school submits twenty slides of work, five of which are selected to be in the show. This year, works by Tory Gapp ’19, Katherine Beard ’20, Brendan Knapp ’19, Marykate Kennedy ’19 and Zion Martin-Hayes ’19 were selected.
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  • Alumni Spotlight: James Hennessey ’97 and Marc Zahr ’97

    Before James Hennessey ’97 and Marc Zahr ’97 cofounded Oak Street Real Estate Capital, LLC, a private equity real estate firm, which closed its fourth capital fund at a sum of $1.25 billion last year, they were classmates at Loyola Academy. Now comanaging partners—Hennessey is CFO and Zahr CEO—the longtime friends were recently named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40.
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  • Photo by Michael Wojtychiw/22nd Century Media

    Girls' Basketball Captures Regional Championship

    With a 58–35 victory over Trinity, the girls’ basketball team clinched the regional championship—their third in as many years—on Thursday, February 14! Senior Celia Satter led Loyola with 14 points. Junior Addison Ebeling had 11. Sophomore Summer Parker-Hall had 8.
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  • Nothin' But Treble Performing at the IHSCA Midwest Quarterfinals in Vernon Hills

    Nothin' But Treble Advances to IHSCA Semi Finals

    Congratulations to Nothin’ But Treble, Loyola’s all-female acapella group, which took third place at the IHSCA Midwest Quarterfinals over the weekend! They will move on to compete at the semi-finals on Saturday, March 23, at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee.
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  • Mentor Program Members Enjoy Dinner in the City

    Mentor Program Members Enjoy Dinner in the City

    Loyola Academy’s Leadership Development and Mentor program pairs young alumni mentors with current Loyola students to create a space for networking and mentorship within the Loyola community. On Tuesday, February 12, nearly 50 current students and alumni mentors enjoyed a delicious meal together at the program’s annual Dinner in the City event.
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  • Coach Bruce Tres with state sectional qualifiers Elizabeth Balentine '19 (far left), Yosan Worota '19, and Van Nguyen '19

    Bowling Ramblers Qualify for IHSA State Sectionals

    Three Ramblers qualified to bowl in the IHSA State Sectional this past Saturday, February 9, in Hoffman Estates.
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  • Genevieve Baisley Atwood has accepted the invitation to serve as vice president of athletics and fitness at Loyola Academy.

    New Vice President of Athletics and Fitness

    Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, announced today that Genevieve Baisley Atwood has been named Loyola’s new vice president of athletics and fitness.

    Ms. Atwood has served as Loyola’s interim athletic director since August 2018. In her new role as vice president of athletics and fitness, she will be responsible for the development, management, coordination and supervision of competitive athletic programming for all sports teams. Additionally, she will oversee the development and implementation of a new strategic plan for Loyola athletics and fitness.
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  • Athletic Letter of Intent February Signing Day Ceremony

    Athletic Letter of Intent February Signing Day Ceremony

    On Wednesday, February 6, Loyola Academy Interim Athletic Director Genevieve Atwood honored seven Rambler student-athletes at the winter National Letter of Intent Signing Day Ceremony.
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  • Ping Pong Captures Golden Paddle—Again!

    Ping Pong Captures Golden Paddle—Again!

    On Monday, February 4, Loyola’s ping pong team traveled to St. Ignatius College Prep and downed the Wolfpack 15–1 in matches and 46–5 in games, capturing the coveted Golden Paddle. This marks the eleventh consecutive year—the entire life of the award—that the Ramblers have been victorious in this annual match up. 
     
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  • Alumna Scientist Nicole C. Woitowich, PhD, ’04 Speaks to Women in STEM

    Alumna Scientist Speaks to Women in STEM

    On Wednesday, January 23, alumna Nicole C. Woitowich, PhD, ’04 spoke to Loyola’s Women in STEM Club during lunch periods. A biologist and biochemist who is now associate director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Woitowich is an advocate and champion for women in STEM and medicine.
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  • Girls Bowling IHSA Individual Qualifiers

    Girls Bowling News

    This season, the girls' bowling team has shown that it's not how you start, it's how you finish! 
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  • Ramblerettes Finish 11th in Jazz at Nationals

    Ramblerettes Finish 11th in Jazz at Nationals

    Congratulations to Loyola's Ramblerettes dance team for their 11th place finish at Nationals for their Jazz dance!
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  • January

    Guests Ramble Through the Decades at 2019 Ramble Rouser

    Guests Ramble Through the Decades at 2019 Ramble Rouser

    Friday, January 25, was a great night for Loyola Academy as we celebrated the Ramble Rouser and kicked off the Ramble season! Approximately 400 members of the Loyola community gathered in the beautifully decorated East Gym dressed in their favorite retro T-shirts, sweaters and jackets.
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  • Varsity Cheer Qualifies for State

    Varsity Cheer Qualifies for State

    Loyola's Cheer team took fourth place at the Niles West Sectional with a score of 81.90, qualifying them for an appearance in the state finals!
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  • Carla Pentimone '07

    Alumni Spotlight: Carla Pentimone '07

    Carla Pentimone '07 has turned a passion for hockey into a lifelong calling. Today, Pentimone, who cultivated her love of the sport during her time at Loyola, has used her enthusiasm for the game as a way to give back to others. Among her many endeavors, like completing the Madison Ironman in 2015 and serving as chair of the nonprofit organization Inner City Education (ICE) and the Amateur Hockey Association-Illinois Girls' Committee for USA Hockey, Pentimone is also lead instructor for the Chicago Blackhawks Blind Hockey team, a position she spoke about during a recent interview on Windy City Live. "I am very fortunate for my Jesuit education and the value of philanthropy,” she says. “Giving back to others makes my heart very happy."   
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  • Football Alumni Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 1993 State Championship

    Football Alumni Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 1993 State Championship

    Football alumni from the mid-90s gathered on Friday, January 18, in Loyola’s East Gym to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1993 state championship. They were joined by current players from Loyola's 2018 state championship team, fresh off their win in November. It was a wonderful opportunity for alumni and current students to meet and socialize over their shared passion for Loyola football.
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  • Ramblers Attend 2019 March for Life–Chicago

    Ramblers Attend 2019 March for Life–Chicago

    On Sunday, January 13, fourteen Loyola Academy students, accompanied by three faculty chaperones, attended the 2019 March for Life at the Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago.
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  • Ramblerettes Shine at Catholic League Dance Conference

    Ramblerettes Shine at Catholic League Dance Conference

    Congratulations to both the Varsity Ramblerettes and the JV Ramblerettes—Conference Champions! Both teams finished first in the Catholic League Dance Competition for the third year in a row! 
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  • Members of Loyola's new Women in STEM Club. Front row L to R: Allison White '19, Grace Couture '20, Amelia Dorgan '22, Hermella Tewondros '22. Back row L to R:  Victoria

    New Women in STEM Club Encourages and Inspires

    New on the cocurricular menu is Loyola Academy's Women in STEM Club, which has taken off since its launch this fall. Moderated by Computer Science and Math Teacher Mrs. Anita Debarlaben, the club offers opportunities for young women at Loyola to explore STEM fields and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

    "Offering a Women in STEM Club fosters a community of women who support one another as we pursue those fields," says senior Courtney Carreira, who founded the club. "Hopefully, Women in STEM will enable girls to encourage one another and create a support network for women in STEM fields." An active member of the choir board, Clavius leadership board, the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and the Scholastic Bowl Team, Carreira plans to pursue a major in physics next year.
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