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LocalLit essay New Lenox student Taylor Issa

“A Sailor’s Experience as part of Christopher Columbus’ First Expedition to the Americas” By Taylor Issa The date was marked as August of 1492, and I was about to embark on an expedition of which is sponsored by Spain. Cristobal Colon, or Christopher Columbus in English, was the leader of this upcoming voyage.

39 Providence Catholic students earn AP Scholar award

John Harper, principal of Providence Catholic High School, is pleased to announce that the following Providence Catholic students have earned AP Scholar Awards by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams, which were taken in May 2019.

EDGY Tim: Four top 2021 recruits make college decisions

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, college football recruiting has been on fire over the past few weeks. So far this weekend, four ranked names in Chicagoland’s Class of 2021 gave verbal commitments. University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh added another local name to the Wolverines’ upcoming ’21 recruiting class.

Joliet Patch Honors High School Graduates: Class Of 2020

JOLIET, IL – Joliet Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it’s in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled for the rest of the 2019-20

High School Baseball – The Season That Wasn’t | 1340 WJOL

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Frankfort Patch Honors HS Graduates: Frankfort Class Of 2020

FRANKFORT, IL – Frankfort Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it’s in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year in Illinois due to the coronavirus, high school seniors are missing out on the last moments of what should be a happy, celebratory time.

Over 9,000 Pounds Of Food Collected As Local Catholic School Holds Drive-Thru Food Drive | 1340 WJOL

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Providence Catholic faculty and staff volunteered to host a Drive Thru Food

Drive-Thru Food Drive at Providence Catholic in New Lenox supports health care workers

On April 10, Providence Catholic faculty and staff volunteered to host a Drive Thru Food Drive at the high school. “It was an opportunity for the Providence Catholic community to ‘Do Something Good on Good Friday,'” Annie Persicketti, associate director of pastoral care at Providence, who oversaw the food drive, said in a news release from the school.

Manhattan Patch Honors HS Graduates: Manhattan Class Of 2020

MANHATTAN, IL – Manhattan Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it’s in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year in Illinois due to the coronavirus, high school seniors are missing out on the last moments of what should be a happy, celebratory time.

Patch Honors HS Graduates: Homer Glen, Lockport Class Of 2020

HOMER GLEN-LOCKPORT, IL – Homer Glen-Lockport Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it’s in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year in Illinois due to the coronavirus, high school seniors are missing out on the last moments of what should be a happy, celebratory time.

Patch Honors HS Graduates: Homer Glen, Lockport Class Of 2020

HOMER GLEN-LOCKPORT, IL – Homer Glen-Lockport Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it’s in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year in Illinois due to the coronavirus, high school seniors are missing out on the last moments of what should be a happy, celebratory time.

Map: Where every NFL wide receiver drafted in the past 10 years played high school football – MaxPreps

Video: 2009 Serra highlights California team had three future NFL wideouts. The 2020 NFL Draft begins Thursday – to the joy of sports fans everywhere. Mock drafts are suggesting a big presence for wide receivers in the first round. Per Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com, six wide receivers are expected to go in the first 32 picks.

Area Players Named to IBCA All-State Boys Basketball Teams

Published on March 26 2020 7:11 am Last Updated on March 26 2020 7:31 am Written by Millie Lange Area boys basketball players were named to the Class 1A, 2A and 3A All-State Boys Basketball Teams. Effingham St. Anthony’s Jaccob Dust, a senior, made Class 1A Second Team status while Altamont’s Aidan Jahraus, a senior, was named to the Third Team.

Team 22: Girls Basketball 2019-2020

1:54 pm CDT March 19, 2020 At the end of every girls basketball season, 22nd Century Media scours through stories, stat sheets and reporters’ notebooks to compile its Team 22 All-Star lineup.

Several area players receive All-State nods

Recently several local girls basketball players were awarded All-State nods by two separate organizations. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association recently released its All-State teams in conjunction with the state championship tournaments. In Class 4A, Lincoln-Way West standout Taylor Gugliuzza was given a spot on the 10-person First Team, while Bolingbrook’s Treasure Thompson secured a spot on the 10-person second team.

Orland Park’s Rost helps Providence Catholic make history

Less than a minute before halftime in the Class 3A Hillcrest Sectional championship game against Marian Catholic, Providence Catholic senior Katie Rost collapsed in pain at the Providence bench with a dislocated finger.

Area players receive all-state honors

In recognition of their successful seasons, several players from the area’s two state finalists who played the IHSA Class 4A semifinals in Normal led the way in all-state honors handed out by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and the Associated Press.

Marist-Providence honor ill Tinley Park child before game

It was a good game for a great cause.With former Providence Catholic standout athlete and current Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Miles Boykin in attendance, the Marist and host Celtics boys basketball teams got together Feb. 26 not only for a game on the court but for a special cause – the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

St. Rita falls to Providence in Kennedy Cup semifinals

With some early chances to go in, the puck did not bounce St. Rita’s way in semifinal action of the Kennedy Cup on Feb. 13. Top-seeded Providence Catholic capitalized at the other end and never looked back in Game 2, winning 6-2 at Southwest Ice Arena. Although St.

Provi student from Homer commits for college baseball

Submitted by Providence Catholic High School George Pavlopoulos, of Homer Glen and son of Tom and Maria, committed earlier this month to continue his baseball career at the University of Dubuque on academic scholarship.

Providence wins first sectional title

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS – Regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s Class 3A Hillcrest Sectional championship game, it already was a historic season for Providence Catholic’s girls basketball team. Having establish a season-high win total of 27 games, about the only thing left for the Celtics to do was to win a sectional title.

Providence announces Students of the Month

John Harper, principal of Providence Catholic High School, on Jan. 29 announced the school’s Students of the Month for December. Every month, each academic department chairperson selects one student as its Student of the Month from a number of students nominated by faculty and staff.

Deepening An Adult Catholic Spirituality With Fr. Merk and Señor

By K.P. Lynne Rev. John “Merk” Merkelis and Mr. John “Señor” Sosnowski have teamed up once again to uplift, inspire and captivate participants with a presentation called “Deepening An Adult Catholic Spirituality”.

Celtics get to state with new look

Prep Sports Providence Catholic’s cheerleading team qualified for the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading finals in Bloomington for the first time since 2017 after taking fifth in the Medium Team division at the Joliet Central with a score of 86.17.

Rucinski takes over as Providence girls volleyball coach

Lee Rucinski has been named as the head girls volleyball coach at Providence Catholic. Rucinski took over as Celtics’ boys coach last spring and will now take the reins of both programs.”We wish Coach Lee the best and know that he will continue to have the support of the Providence community,” Providence athletic director Doug Ternik said in a press release.Rucinski is a Lynwood native and a 1998 graduate of Marian Catholic High School.

Providence teacher is remembered for his positive impact on school and his students

Al Wycislo spent nearly half of his life teaching at Providence Catholic High School. Wycislo taught at Providence for 32 years before retiring in 2016. He died on Jan. 17 at the age of 67. Wycislo grew up on the near north side of Chicago and spent six years as a De La Salle Christian Brother and taught at St.

Alumni Spotlight: Taylor hopes to be ‘role model’ for Mokena basketball players

Adam Taylor wants to continue to have success in basketball not only for himself, but for young players in his hometown.”I want to have kids in the Mokena area know that you can always make your dreams come true,” he said. “Keep striving to do the best.

Providence Catholic High School Helps Teens with Cancer

Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox is giving back to teens fighting cancer. The high school recently designed a school-wide Gift Card Fundraiser as part of its holiday charitable giving event. The fundraiser was designed to raise gift cards for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.

Basketball Game Recap: Providence Catholic vs. Joliet Catholic – MaxPreps

On Monday, the Joliet Catholic Hilltoppers were out to avenge their 66-51 defeat to the Providence Catholic Celtics from their previous meeting last month, but they had no such luck. Joliet fell to Providence Catholic 36-29. Joliet can’t seem to catch a break and have now endured four losses in a row.

Cheerleading: LW West, Providence, LW Central all advance to state

Lincoln-Way West’s cheerleading team just keeps moving up.After qualifying for state for the first time in the large school division a year ago and placing fourth, the Warriors nearly finished first at the Joliet Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 1. Instead, they finished second (92.03) just behind perennial power Sandburg (92.43).

Providence standout Geers finds his right fit at Minnesota

Patience might be a virtue. But in this case, Providence Catholic tight end Jameson Geers can be forgiven for taking a pass in displaying it in this instance. As such, Geers recently made a verbal commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Minnesota.

Providence HS in New Lenox announces Students of the Month

John Harper, Principal of Providence Catholic High School, is pleased to announce the school’s “Students of the Month” for December. Every month, each academic department chairperson selects one student as its “Student of the Month” from a number of students nominated by faculty and staff.

Celtics grind out win against Angels

NEW LENOX – On nights when both offenses struggle, the team that wins usually is determined by who executes at critical times. In Monday’s nonconference matchup between the girls basketball teams from Providence Catholic and Joliet Catholic Academy, the defenses dominated, and both teams made only 10 field goals.

Providence will compete in 1A Dance finals

Providence Catholic will be making its fifth state trip in seven years and its third in four years to the IHSA Competitive Dance finals under coach Stephanie Coglianese after placing third in the Class 1A Geneva Sectional with an 85.1 total. The Celtics have three firsts and three seconds to their credit this season in competitions.

Wrestling: Boersma wins CCL title, leads Celtics to fourth

Ryan Boersma had come up empty through two periods of the Catholic League championship match at 285 pounds.But all the while, the Providence Catholic sophomore knew he needed to keep pushing.

Girls basketball: McGrath a bright spot as Providence struggles at Loyola

Three, two, one.Loyola Academy’s 51-29 defeat of visiting Providence Catholic on Thursday, Dec. 12, can be summed up with that sequence of descending numbers – Loyola’s 3-point shooting; Providence’s two-point second quarter; and game No.

Illinois Baseball News | Prep Baseball Report

Prep Baseball Report’s roots began in Illinois, starting in 2005. Over the years, the state has produced an incredible amount of high-level prospects, many of whom have advanced to play the game professionally. Some of the most famous names over years weren’t necessarily the most decorated high school performers.

Area roundup: Cooper to speak at Old Timers banquet

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper is the headline speaker for the 71st annual Old Timers Baseball Association of Will County Banquet. The event is Jan. 30 at the Clarion Hotel at Larkin Avenue and Interstate 80. Dinner is set for 6:30 p.m., with the program after.

Roundup: Providence grad Taylor named National Player of the Week and more

Providence graduate Adam Taylor, a freshman guard at Joliet Junior College, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Division III Player of the Week on Jan. 8.In wins the prior week over Madison and Wilbur Wright, Taylor averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds.

College basketball: Local athletes win national honors

It’s not often that the area gets one national player of the week award, let alone two. Joliet Junior College men’s basketball player Adam Taylor and University of St. Francis women’s basketball player Kaitlin Aylward both received national honors this week.

Roundup: Providence grad Taylor named National Player of the Week and more

Providence graduate Adam Taylor, a freshman guard at Joliet Junior College, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Division III Player of the Week on Jan. 8.In wins the prior week over Madison and Wilbur Wright, Taylor averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds.

Class of 2020 early signing day top 50 recruit ranking

Here is the EDGYTIM.com Class of 2020 early signing day top 50 recruit rankings for the state of Illinois. 1. S Antonio Johnson, East St. Louis: 6-foot-3, 180 pounds (Texas A&M) 2. ATH A.J. Henning, Lincoln-Way East: 5-foot-11, 170 pounds (Michigan) 3. DE Rylie Mills, Lake Forest: 6-foot-5, 270 pounds (Notre Dame) 4.

GoFundMe page set up for Providence grad battling cancer

Frankfort native Nicole Benedetto Houlihan married her high school sweetheart, Pete, in May 2019. The two were 2010 graduates of Providence Catholic High School. It was supposed to be the greatest year of her life with the summer wedding with the one she had been dating for 10 years.

Year in Review 2019: Providence students shine in and out of classroom with ‘Providence Advantage’

Rachel Ellingson, Providence Catholic Director of Enrollment At Providence Catholic, preparing students for the future includes more than classroom learning. It is a combination of academics, community service, and faith – and this is reflected in rigorous academic programs at all levels.

Frankfort resident named student of month

John Harper, principal of Providence Catholic High School, is pleased to announce the school’s Students of the Month for November. “We are very proud of these students who were recognized for achievements and/or improvement in school courses as well as other school-related activities,” Harper said.

Blessings Bags For Cancer Patients Makes Huge Impact | 1340 WJOL

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Winter baseball camp set to happen at Providence Dec. 28

Students in grades two through eight are invited to work with the Providence Catholic varsity baseball coaching staff and refine their hitting and pitching skills at an upcoming winter camp. Players will take home drills they can use daily to get better. The camp will take place entirely on Saturday, Dec.

Column: South suburban residents deliver true meaning of Christmas by helping others

People throughout the south suburbs have experienced the true meaning of Christmas by helping others in recent weeks. From charitable drives that have helped families in need to events that have fed, housed and clothed people during hard times, giving has been abundant this year.

Standout Student: Ellie Bilotta, Providence Catholic High School senior

Ellie Bilotta was chosen as this week’s Standout Student for her academic excellenceWhat is one essential you must have when studying?I must have quiet when I am studying. A lot of my studying is reading things and memorizing things, so with background noise and distractions I cannot focus on those tasks.


Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox honored 2 couples

Providence Catholic High School recently honored two couples as recipients of the Cor Unum Award for 2019. Rev. John Merkelis, president of the school, said in a news release, “the Cor Unum Award is the most prestigious award bestowed by Providence Catholic.

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