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Megan McGinley, of Evergreen Park, graduated as an honors scholar from New York University. The commencement ceremony was held at Yankee Stadium on May 17. McGinley is a 2019 graduate of Mother McAuley High School.

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Students who graduated from Chicago Public Schools in fall 2022 or spring 2023 are invited to enroll in the City Colleges of Chicago Summer Start program where they can earn college credits and up to $1,000.

Fifth-grade students at Most Holy Redeemer School (MHR), in Evergreen Park, got busy researching famous people from history and learning about their interests, accomplishments and legacy.

St. Xavier University (SXU) will host a variety of summer camps where participating students can immerse themselves in weeklong, high-quality educational experiences with the Student Media Summer Camp in June and the SXU Southside Summer Jazz Camp in July.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school graduates began moving tassels to the left and tossing mortarboards in the air this past weekend amid the bittersweet sound of “Pomp and Circumstance” in auditoriums and other local venues across the city.

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Twenty-three Evergreen Park Community High School students were recently recognized by Principal Bill Sanderson for having achieved perfect attendance for the 2022-2023 school year. The students include Dareonna Abdul, Ryan Arethas, Jack Bledsoe, Adrian Buenrostro, Matthias Davis, Giancario …

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Morgan Park Academy (MPA) students Lyric Artwel, Delia Bergin, of Beverly, Alana Haaruun, of Beverly, and Simone Whitt, of Morgan Park, were recognized by judges at the Chicago Metro History Fair regional contest, and they will compete in May at the state finals in Springfield.

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St. Walter-Benedict School (SWSB) recently announced the winners of its Young Author’s competition.

The St. Xavier University (SXU) Music Department will hold its seventh annual SXU Southside Summer Jazz Camp from July 24 to 28.

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St. John Fisher (SJF) seventh-grade students recently joined St. Rita High School in celebrating Language Week. The celebration included an all-school Mass and a poster contest. Students created posters using the theme “Boost Your Brain With Languages.” SJF winners included Danny Mann, Conno…

The Illinois Bankers Association is currently accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which is aimed at promoting excellence in the field of banking and developing a vibrant talent pool of future banking leaders.

The Association Board of Southwest Chicago Christian School and Chicago Christian High School (CCHS) recently announced the appointment of Mark Hamstra as superintendent beginning with the 2023-24 school year.

The Mathletes team from Evergreen Park Community High School (EPCHS) placed second out of 11 schools at the regional math contest held at EPCHS on Feb. 25.

St. Laurence High School, in partnership with the Bedford Park Fire and Police departments, recently announced the launch of the Introduction to Public Safety course as part of the school’s Career Pathway Program.

City Colleges of Chicago recently announced the Timuel D. Black Jr. Scholarship and Fellowship Program (TBSF) in honor of the legendary educator, civil rights activist, historian and author.

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Student artists at Evergreen Park Community High School (EPCHS) won individual awards at the Regional High School Art Exhibition held recently at South Suburban College in South Holland. Olivia Doran won the Great Clay Award for her large ceramic plate (from left), and Elliott Douglas won ho…

Back 2 School America (B2SA), a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides free school supplies each year to tens of thousands of deserving kids from low-income families to help them succeed in the classroom, recently announced the launch of its 2023 We Appreciate Teachers contest.

The St. Xavier University (SXU) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has been ranked number five out of over 200 universities across the United States for “Best Online Graduate Nursing Program” by U.S. News & World Report.

In a continued effort to provide valuable resources to accounting students and increase the pipeline of future certified public accountants (CPA), the Illinois CPA Society and CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois recently announced that applications are now being accepted for more than 40 scholarships.

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The Morgan Park Academy (MPA) varsity chess team placed second among Class 1A schools at the Chicago sectional tournament, and it earned the opportunity to compete at the 2023 state finals that were held Feb. 10-11 in Peoria. Team members include Andrew McClendon (front row, from left), Chas…

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) President Kari Steele recently acknowledged 12 student winners who participated in her Imagine a Day Without Water 2022 video and essay contest.

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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.