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Celebrating the Class of 2022

The Principal's Office and Student Activities hosted a number of special events and senior-only activities for the Class of 2022. Seniors savored these last opportunities to be together as they transition from Loyola Academy students into alumni.
College Cooking 101 | Tuesday, April 26
Student Activities held a workshop that taught seniors easy, healthy and delicious recipes that they can take with them to college. Students learned how to make grilled cheese, buffalo chicken lettuce wraps, smoothies, stir-fry, mug cakes, ravioli and pasta.

Senior Prom | Saturday, April 30
Loyola Academy seniors attended prom at the Hilton in Northbrook/Chicago. This year’s theme was "22: The Loyola Edition." Students enjoyed passed appetizers and dinner before dancing the night away with their classmates. Seniors were able to capture dynamic snapshots of the night with a 360° photo booth.

Senior Decision Day | Monday, May 2
Seniors had the opportunity to show off their college decisions by sporting a t-shirt or sweatshirt with the logo/name of their college or university. Throughout the day, the hallways were filled with joyful conversations between excited students. Even faculty and staff members joined the fun, spotting students who will be attending their alma maters next year and giving tips and advice on everything from the best dorm on campus to where to score a free lunch on the weekends. Ramblers also decorated "t-shirt cookies" with their new school colors in the Piazza. There, seniors finished putting pins on the map in the Piazza to illustrate where they are heading across the country— and around the globe— next year.

Senior Sunset | Wednesday, May 11
Soon-to-be graduates gathered on a beautiful spring evening at Loyola’s Munz Campus in Glenview to watch the sunset together and release wish lanterns into the sky. As they waited for the sun to set, seniors enjoyed food from Cheesie's food truck. They once again wore their college shirts and sweatshirts. Many seniors cherished this simple, but meaningful event that enabled them to spend time with classmates and friends outside of school.

Senior Shirt Signing | Thursday, May 12
In what has become a new tradition, seniors spent the day having their classmates and teachers sign their uniform polos.

Senior Tailgate Breakfast | Friday, May 13
Seniors arrived early to school on their last day of classes. They gathered in the South Lot to enjoy donuts & bagels, orange juice & coffee, bags & music, but most importantly time with one another.

Senior Olympics | Friday, May 13
Formation classes were matched against each other in active, team-based games such as tug-of-war, fill-the-bucket and more. The Olympics were followed by a lunch of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, corn on the cob, watermelon, and caf cookies. An exciting raffle provided every student with a chance to win one of many college-ready prizes like a mini fridge, microwaves, Country Thunder tickets, gift cards, and many more.

Baccalaureate Mass | Sunday, May 15
Senior Ramblers and their parents or guardians gathered in Loyola Academy’s East Gym to celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass, held each spring to honor the graduating class. The 2022 Michael Rebarchak '79 Memorial Award recipient, Meghan Oeste, said in her address: "Well, Class of 2022, we have been handed A LOT. And we’ve faced it together… Across all types of activities, we’ve adapted and made the spirit of after school Loyola keep buzzing. Every Rambler has something they’ve put their all into whether it be sports, cultural organizations, academic competitions, or the one closest to my heart, the arts… I'm standing up here because I was recognized as a leader in this class. Now I take this opportunity to recognize all of you… I’m very proud of us and it's only the beginning." Click here to read the full story.

Graduation | Saturday, May 21
On Saturday, May 21, Loyola Academy celebrated its 112th Commencement Exercises at Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena. With family and friends present, this year's graduates of the Class of 2022 gathered one last time as classmates and departed as Loyola Academy alumni. Click here to read the full graduation story, view photos, watch a recording of the ceremony and more.

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