Providence is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory
Augustinian high school in New Lenox, IL. A dedicated and caring
faculty and staff integrate the core Augustinian values of truth, unity
and love into all dimensions of student life. A demanding curriculum,
inclusive service programs, competitive athletics and comprehensive
extracurricular offerings challenge students in a safe and nurturing
environment. Our most recent graduates earned scholarships valued at
nearly $28 million dollars. These seniors performed in excess of 20,000
hours of community service during their high school careers. In
addition, Providence Catholic has 27 state championship titles; the most
among private high schools in the state of Illinois.
Catholic’s Annual Harvest Drive to Conclude with Olympic Celebration and
(New Lenox) -
Providence Catholic High School’s annual Fall Harvest Drive officially
kicked off on August 27 and will conclude with the grand prize raffle
drawing and “Olympic” celebration for students on September 19. Through
the hard work of students, parents, teachers and patrons who supported
the school, last year’s drive generated more than $370,000. “The
Harvest Drive is among the most successful student fundraising programs
in the nation for Catholic high schools,” said Ed Barrett the school’s
Advancement Director. “Our families understand the importance of its
success to the financial well-being of the school.”
All Providence Catholic
students are required to participate in this fundraiser. Their
obligation is met by selling advertisement listing space and/or raffle
tickets to businesses, community members, family and friends.
Advertisement listings will be featured in the Harvest Drive
E-Directory, which will be accessed through the school’s website.
Raffle tickets are $10
each and will give the purchaser a chance to win the $10,000 Harvest
Drive Grand Prize, which will be drawn on Friday, September 19. There
will be additional raffle prizes drawn for 1st through 10th prizes,
which range from $100 to $2,000. Winners need not be present.
For more information or
to support Harvest Drive, please contact Ms. Jamie O’Brien, Harvest
Drive Coordinator at (815) 717-3163 or
Providence Catholic Celebrates the Class of 2014 Commencement
Lenox) – Providence Catholic High School celebrated the Class of 2014
commencement on June 5 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. Each of
the 282 members of the class crossed the Rialto stage to receive their
PCHS diploma, marking the completion of four successful and memorable
years. During the ceremony, Valedictorian Eric Connelly (Tinley Park)
and Salutatorian Jessica Talwar (Orland Park) addressed their classmates
with powerful words of encouragement and expressed their gratefulness to
family, friends and Providence faculty and staff.
the special awards portion of the graduation ceremony, Athletic
Director, Doug Ternik announced Noah Senffner (New Lenox) as the
recipient of the Senior Athletic-Spirit Award and Marybeth Galick (Homer
Glen) as the recipient of the Jaime Garcia Scholastic Athlete Award.
Fr. John Merkelis, O.S.A. named Dominic Azar (Joliet), Clare Huguelet
(New Lenox) and Abigail Persicketti (Manhattan) as the recipients of the
Bishop Blanchette Religion award. Furthermore, Morgan Manghera (Tinley
Park) and Sean Murray (Manhattan) received the prestigious Bishop Roger
Kaffer Leadership Award.
Ninety-nine percent of
the Class of 2014 will continue their education at a college or
university. Approximately 750 scholarships valued at nearly 28 million
dollars were offered to this class. Sixteen percent of this class were
named Illinois State Scholars. These seniors performed in excess of
20,000 hours of community service during their high school careers.
Almost 90% of the class participated in at least one of the school’s 21
sports and/or 27 extracurricular activities. Forty-two students signed
National Letters of Intent or made commitments to continue their
respective sports at the collegiate level, which is nearly 15% of the
class and the highest number in the school’s history. In addition, this
class witnessed many athletic accomplishments including the varsity
baseball team’s recent IHSA State Championship and third place finishes
at State by both the varsity cheerleaders and poms. Providence Catholic
now has 27 state championship titles; the most among private high
schools in the state of Illinois.
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