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The cheer team from Queen of Martyrs Catholic Elementary School, in Evergreen Park, wrapped up a phenomenal season with a fourth-place showing at the state competition held recently in Springfield.

The Germazing Ducks, a small, volunteer-based fundraising committee shaped and formed by parents, teachers and staff at St. Germaine Elementary School, in Oak Lawn, have launched the Innovation Lab, a remarkable feat built around cohesiveness, collaboration and integrity.

Evergreen Park Community High School (EPCHS) recently inducted 44 new members into its National Honor Society (NHS). The school also honored the accomplishments of the 44 graduating senior members of its NHS.

Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444 members and volunteers crowned nine free throw champions at its annual Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 held recently at Br. Rice High School. Forty-eight aspiring players …

Jack Donnelly, a senior at Evergreen Park Community High School (EPCHS), has been awarded the Chick Evans Scholarship for golf caddies. This marks the third consecutive year in which an EPCHS student has been awarded the prestigious honor.

Kelly Benton, of Beverly, recently completed the Illinois CPA Society Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program.

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Members of the art club at Vanderpoel Elementary School, 9510 S. Prospect Ave., show off their tie-dyed T-shirts. The students made their own design to create beautiful and unique shirts.

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Angela Sarlas, a St. Xavier University (SXU) nursing student, was recently recognized as a Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate.

Officials at St. Germaine Elementary School, in Oak Lawn, were not sure of what to do with the computer room when all of their students already have Chromebooks of their own.

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Ranked for years among the most diverse private schools in Illinois, Morgan Park Academy’s (MPA) focus on global studies and community diversity this school year includes the arrival of 14 high school students from international countries for the 2022-23 school year.

Morgan Park Academy (MPA) students stood out at the nation’s largest high school Model UN conference, capturing five individual awards among more than 1,000 participants at St. Ignatius College Prep on Nov. 5.

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St. John Fisher seventh- and eighth-grade students were invited to St. Rita High School recently for a retreat to prepare for their confirmation. St. Rita students organize the retreat, which is held every year for neighborhood elementary school students. Pictured with the students is the Re…

Marian Catholic High School recently announced that four seniors have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School recently announced the recognition of distinguished alumna Betsy Ross Ready, Class of 1994, with the 2022 Caring Heart Award.

Br. Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Road, has six students earning academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

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Beverly residents Emily Lambert (from left) and Teri Sosa delivered copies of the graphic novel “Maus,” by Art Spiegelman, to Morgan Park High School Assistant Principal Morgan Mudron. The books were donated to the school as part of an initiative that has been fully funded by parents, commun…

William Sanderson, principal of Evergreen Park Community High School, recently announced that 37 current students and 2022 graduates earned AP Scholar recognition by The College Board.

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Members of the Evergreen Park Community High School (EPCHS) Service Club recently volunteered with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization to sand, construct, stain and brand 24 bunk beds. Sleep in Heavenly Peace builds and delivers beds to local children who do not have a bed. EPCHS studen…

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Evergreen Park Community High School students, including Rachel Thomas (top row, from left) Kennedy Shelby, Jamia Head (bottom row, from left) David Ortiz and Dulce Medina-Meza, have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Ortiz and Medina-Meza won the Na…

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Mt. Carmel High School’s recent decision to maintain its all-male tradition is already proving to be the right decision in exciting ways at the 123-year-old school.

The Johnson-Phelps VFW and Auxiliary Post 5220, 9514 S. 52nd. Ave., in Oak Lawn, recently announced the kick-off of the VFW and Auxiliary’s annual scholarships and contests for elementary, middle and high school students who can compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes at …

In appreciation of those who risk their lives for the benefit of others, St. Laurence High School announced a new scholarship for first responder and military families.

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The Morgan Park High School National Honor Society (NHS) including members Mariyah Jenkins (left) and Tori McGhee recently hosted a Kindness Day, encouraging students to use a card or note for a quick message in an effort to be kind to others. Students could give a card to a friend, or write…

When students arrived at St. Barnabas Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 29, they met 16 new teachers and staff members. They also reconnected with many of their beloved teachers and staff members.

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On Friday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers (NLFR) will donate three quarter horses to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS).

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The Learning Resource Center at Evergreen Park Community High School has been recognized as one of just six school library programs that have earned the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) Exemplary School Library Award. AISLE established the award in 2018 to recognize s…

School bells are calling students back to the classroom, and the American Red Cross of Illinois has steps that everyone can take to help kids remain safe as they head back to school.

Natalee Guilfoyle, of Mt. Greenwood, was recently inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHHS).

St. Walter-St. Benedict Elementary School recently announced that Kimberly Leonard has been named the school’s interim principal for the 2022-23 school year.

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Sue Hickerson, president of the church council at Immanuel United Church of Christ of Evergreen Park (left), and the Rev. MaryBeth Ingberg, minister of Immanuel UCC (right), welcome Jorri Pitts, the new director of Immanuel Community Preschool, at a reception on July 31. Pitts expressed her …