NEW LENOX (May 2019) – Dr. John Harper, Principal at Providence Catholic High School announced that three students from the school will continue their Fine Arts careers at the collegiate level. “We are extremely proud of these students for their hard work both in the classroom and on the field. We wish them the very best in college and in the future,” said Harper.
Chloe Stroz of Orland Hills, daughter of Steve Stroz and Kirsten Allison, has been recognized for committing to the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana to continue her career in music on an academic scholarship. She will study Political Science and was admitted into the U of I music program and the highly selective Marching Illini band. Chloe has been a member of the concert band, jazz band, bagpipe corps, and marching band every year at Providence and had the honor of serving as the drum major her senior year. She has been awarded the title of Master Musician by the TRI-M Music Honor Society, the Outstanding Bagpipes Award, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, and the Quincy Jones Musicianship Award for excellence and creativity in music. In addition to her musical talents, Chloe has been a member of the Providence tennis and track team, participated in numerous clubs, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Elizabeth Sinclair Roechner of Joliet, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Roechner, has been recognized for committing to Illinois State University to continue her music career on Academic, Honors and Music scholarships. She is a graduate of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Joliet and is a member of St. Edward and Christ Episcopal Church in Joliet. She plans to major in Music Therapy and was accepted into the Marching Band and the Honors programs. Throughout her four years at Providence Catholic, she has been an active member of marching band (section leader), concert band, jazz band, bagpipe corps, National Honor Society, theatre and Tri-M. She has also performed with the Naperville Youth Symphony Orchestra.Sinclair was recognized with the National Marching Award, bagpipe award and Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence.
Sarah Deffenbaugh of Plainfield, daughter of Dan and Marianne Deffenbaugh, has been recognized for committing to University of St. Francis on an academic and music scholarship. She is a member of St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield. She plans to study Secondary Education and minor in Spanish and Music. Throughout her four years at Providence, she has been a member of the marching band (section leader and truck captain), concert band, jazz band, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Augustinian Youth Ministry, and theatre. She has been a high honor roll student all semesters, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar, president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Kairos leader, and sacristan at Providence as well as Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary Immaculate. She has received numerous academic subject awards and was awarded the Pax Christi and the John Phillip Sousa awards. In addition, she earned the Girl Scout Gold award during her high school years.