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ACT Scores

Our  average composite ACT Score is consistently higher than the Illinois average.


Academic Awards

“We are very grateful to have the opportunity to bring our students together this year for the Academic Awards assembly,” says Dr. John Harper, Principal. “These students have invested themselves in their studies, and these awards are recognition of the tremendous amount of work they have put in this year. Congratulations to each of these awardees.”

NEWS ARTICLE: Providence Catholic Students Earn Academic Awards for 2020-2021 Year


AP Scholars

Providence Catholic High School principal Dr. John Harper announced that 42 students earned Advanced Placement Awards by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams. Eleven are current seniors and 31 are members of the class of 2020. “We are extremely proud of these talented young men and women who strive for academic excellence,” said Harper.

NEWS ARTICLE: 46 Students Have Earned the AP Scholar Award

Class of Student NameScholar AwardGrade School
2020Appleton; Carter AP ScholarChannahon Junior High Channahon
2020Beniulyte; AngelaAP ScholarNoonan Academy Mokena
2021Berg; Alicia AP Scholar with HonorLiberty Junior High New Lenox
2021Blake; Michael AP ScholarSt. Jude New Lenox
2020Broderick; Brennan AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Joseph School Manhattan
2020Carpenter; Lauren AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Dennis Lockport
2020Cokinos; Christopher AP Scholar with DistinctionCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Conway; Kenneth AP ScholarSouthwest Chicago Christian Palos Heights
2020Dombrowski; Daniel AP ScholarSt. Dennis Lockport
2020Dugan; Burke AP ScholarSt. Alexander Palos Heights
2020Gardella; Philip AP ScholarSt. Mary Mokena
2020Gleason; Mia AP ScholarSt. Mary Mokena
2020Hall; Mason AP ScholarSt. Dennis Lockport
2020Hecht; Joshua AP ScholarSt. Michael Orland Park
2020Hilty; Ryan AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Mary Mokena
2020Kalinowski; Kennedy AP ScholarSt. Mary Mokena
2020Kruchten; Lauren AP ScholarTroy Middle School Plainfield
2021Kulpinski; Emma AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2021Laird; Brett AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Liang; ZhanyuAP Scholar with DistinctionMinooka Junior High Minooka
2020McGrath; Mary Grace AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Paul the Apostle Joliet
2020McMaster; Madeleine AP Scholar with DistinctionSouthwest Chicago Christian Palos Heights
2021Melei; Michael AP ScholarSt. Mary Mokena
2002Orszulak; Nicolas AP ScholarTroy Middle School Plainfield
2021Paolella; MiaAP ScholarSt. Jude New Lenox
2020Pignotti; Maximus AP ScholarMokena Junior High Mokena
2021Pintoy; Abigail AP ScholarSt. Mary Immaculate Plainfield
2020Puett; Colton AP ScholarLiberty Junior High New Lenox
2021Riemen; Dylan AP Scholar with HonorLiberty Junior High New Lenox
2020Rost; Kathryn AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Santschi; Anna AP Scholar with DistinctionHome Schooled
2020Scherf; Jakob AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Paul the Apostle Joliet
2020Slota; Brendan AP ScholarHomer Junior High Homer Glen
2020Spencer; Samantha AP Scholar with HonorSS. Cyril & Methodius Lemont
2020Spesia; Gabriel AP ScholarSt. Raymond Joliet
2020Spreitzer; Jenna AP ScholarMinooka Junior High Minooka
2020Swenson; Jordyn AP ScholarHomer Junior High Homer Glen
2021Talusan; Raven AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Tompkins; Adam AP ScholarPalos South Middle School Palos Park
2021Warren; Nick AP ScholarSt. George Tinley Park
2021Whitten; Nora AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Whittle; DolanAP Scholar with DistinctionSS. Cyril & Methodius Lemont

National Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships that began in 1955.  More than 1.5 million students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program each year.  Approximately 34,000 students are named Commended Students.

updated November 2020

Commended Students

  • Alicia Berg ’21
  • Brett Laird ’21
  • Dylan Riemen ’21

National Honor Society

Providence Catholic National Honor Society is founded on the principles of scholarship, leadership, character and service.  The selection process begins when students who meet academic qualifications are given applications for NHS membership.  Once the student completes their application, Providence Catholic faculty members are asked to evaluate the candidates on the four guiding principles.  Finally, the Faculty Council reviews the prospective students and makes the final decision on membership.


Illinois State Scholars

The following Providence Catholic students were named  Illinois State Scholars.  Selection is based on ACT scores received prior to senior year and other critical criteria as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

updated June 2021

STUDENT NAMESTUDENT CITYGrade SchoolParish
Berg, AliciaJolietLiberty Junior High New LenoxNone
Blake, MichaelHomer GlenSt. Jude New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Block, Mary*MokenaSt. Mary MokenaSt. Mary Mokena
Cappello, VincentHomer GlenSt. Michael Orland ParkSt. Michael Orland Park
Conte, VittoriaShorewoodSt. Raymond JolietSt. Raymond Joliet
Contreras, SebastianMoneeCrete-Monee Middle School CreteSt. Anthony Frankfort
Crowley, DawsonHomer GlenHomer Junior High Homer GlenOur Mother of Good Counsel Homer Glen
Davison, KatherineRomeovilleSt. Joseph LockportSt. Joseph Lockport
Degner, AndrewTinley ParkSummit Hill Junior High FrankfortSt. Stephen Deacon Tinley Park
Geary, BrookeMokenaSt. Mary MokenaSt. Mary Mokena
Gibson, AnthonyJolietSt. Jude New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Hall, MadelineHomer GlenHomer Junior High Homer GlenParkview Christian Orland Park
Hamilton, KathrynOrland ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Francis of Assisi Orland Park
Johnson, JuliannaOrland ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Francis of Assisi Orland Park
Jones, CadenHomer GlenSS. Cyril & Methodius LemontOur Lady of the Woods Orland Park
Kavanaugh, Michael*Tinley ParkSt. George Tinley ParkSt. George Tinley Park
Kulpinski, EmmaTinley ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Raymond Joliet
Lab, Abigail*ElwoodElwood Consolidated School ElwoodSt. Rose Wilmington
LaBine, ChloeMokenaSt. Mary MokenaSt. Mary Mokena
Laird, BrettOrland ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Francis of Assisi Orland Park
Lennon, Anna*ShorewoodSt. Jude JolietSt. Jude Joliet
Lumanga, Jenna*MokenaNoonan Academy MokenaSt. Anthony Frankfort
Maloney, CoreyHomer GlenSt. Mary MokenaSt. Mary Mokena
Marnell, ErinMokenaSt. Mary MokenaSt. Mary Mokena
McMaster, RyanTinley ParkSouthwest Chicago Christian Palos HeightsChrist Community Church Lemont
Milkovich, AidenHomer GlenSt. Michael Orland ParkSt. Michael Orland Park
Murray, PegieneNew LenoxSt. Jude New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Navales, Karla Ann*Country Club HillsSt. George Tinley ParkSt. George Tinley Park
Paolella, MiaNew LenoxSt. Jude New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Peck, ColinOrland ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Elizabeth Seton Orland Hills
Perkins, David*JolietSt. Jude New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Peterson, Gillian*LockportOak Prairie Junior High Homer GlenSt. Joseph Lockport
Pintoy, AbigailPlainfieldSt. Mary Immaculate PlainfieldSt. Mary Immaculate Plainfield
Raymer, Ashley*JolietSt. Paul the Apostle JolietSt. Raymond Joliet
Resuali, BrynnJolietTroy Middle School PlainfieldHoly Family Shorewood
Riemen, DylanFrankfortLiberty Junior High New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Ronpsies, Robert*MokenaNoonan Academy MokenaSt. Mary Mokena
Rubio, KevinJolietSt. Mary Nativity JolietSt. John Baptist Joliet
Sample, AndrewChannahonChannahon Junior High ChannahonNew Life Church New Lenox
Saunders, ElizabethFrankfortSt. George Tinley ParkSt. George Tinley Park
Schafer, WilliamLockportSt. Joseph LockportSt. Joseph Lockport
Simrayh, Tatiana*LemontSt. Alphonsus/St. Patrick LemontSt. Alphonsus Lemont
Soltys, KatianneOrland ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Elizabeth Seton Orland Hills
Spesia, GabrielJolietSt. Jude New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Steed, Catherine*MorrisImmaculate Conception Morris Immaculate Conception Morris
Talusan, RavenOrland HillsCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Elizabeth Seton Orland Hills
Tess, Ethan*Homer GlenCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Francis of Assisi Orland Park
Trudelle, Brooke*JolietLiberty Junior High New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Uedelhofen, LoganShorewoodSt. Raymond JolietSt. Raymond Joliet
Warren, NicholasTinley ParkSt. George Tinley ParkSt. George Tinley Park
Watanabe, SoleilJolietLiberty Junior High New LenoxSt. Jude New Lenox
Whitten, NoraOrland ParkCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland HillsSt. Francis of Assisi Orland Park
* These students were named state scholars after ISAC expanded the ACT/SAT test dates that they used for state scholar consideration.
Previously ISAC only used ACT/SAT test dates through July 2020. Due to COVID, ISAC expanded the test dates to include test dates through Dec. 2020.

Augustinian Scholars

The Providence Catholic Augustinian Scholar distinction was created in 2020 to honor those outstanding students who have strived to push themselves academically over these past four years and earned the Top 10 grade point averages of the graduating class. These students are awarded with the Augustinian Scholar stole to wear over their gown at graduation.

NEWS ARTICLE: Class of 2021 Augustinian Scholars


College Scholarships

 


Student of the Month

Faculty members from each academic department select students for this award based on academic achievement, as well as attitude, effort, and improvement.   View the honorees for each month below.


Honor Roll

Providence Catholic is proud to have so many young men and women achieve academic excellence.  There are three ways to view the honor roll recipients; select the appropriate links below.

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Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Providence Catholic High School Principal, Dr. John Harper, announced Dylan Riemen as the Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Mia Paolella as Salutatorian.

NEWS ARTICLE: Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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