Trinity, Fenwick and St. Joseph school notes
Trinity freshman Alex Koziol with Mary Ruth Collicott, 101, alumna Class of 1928.
Updated: January 21, 2013 6:08AM
Junior Ring Ceremony
On Dec. 7, Mary Ruth Collicott came to Trinity as a guest speaker at the Junior Ring Ceremony.
Collicott, who is 101 years old and graduated from Trinity in 1928, spoke to the current Trinity juniors about the evolution of the high school and how special it is to be a part of the Trinity community.
Trinity High School used to be located on Dominican University’s campus, and was then called Rosary House. Then, Rosary College was in the works, and Rosary House High School had to relocate to its current location, 7574 W. Division St., down the street in River Forest. Collicott said she remembers walking in a single file line down the street to her new campus, where she spent her junior and senior years.
Collicott played basketball and volleyball and was in the history, chemistry, home economics and French clubs. In 2013, Collicott plans to celebrate her 85th Trinity High School reunion.
“Mary Ruth is a loyal alumna,” said admissions director Mary Tansey, “She comes to many alumnae events.”
Freshman Riley Ramirez added: “There was a line of students just wanting to meet Mary Ruth. She kissed my hand when she met me. I hope to be like her when I am older.”
Trinity High School President Sister Michelle said: “Mary Ruth didn’t need to practice or have a script for her speech. She spoke from the heart. To know that the spirit we have of friendship and all that is Trinity is the part that is the most amazing. The essence of this community is the same now as it was in 1928. We are mission-driven and that is who we are. The Junior Ring Ceremony is a celebration of love and commitment to our community, and who better to speak of this than Mary Ruth?”
State Scholars announced
Trinity High School announced that 11 seniors have been recognized as 2013-2014 Illinois State Scholars.
The prestigious award, given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, recognized 18,863 high school students from across the state as this year’s State Scholars.
Illinois State Scholar winners rank in the top 10 percent of high school seniors from 749 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year.
The following Trinity students are Illinois State Scholar Finalists: Meghan Coty, Paulina Dynak, Nicole Evans, Bridget Fahey, Caroline Foulk, Natalie Jachym, Claire McDonald, Yuliya Renfro, Stephanie Richardson and Monica Szewc.
“We’re pleased to honor this year’s Illinois State Scholars,” said Eric Zarnikow, ISAC executive director. “Not only do they represent the best in educational excellence in Illinois, they also are key to the state’s future economic well-being. The Commission applauds their success and salutes their families and the teachers at Trinity High School on this achievement.”
While the prestigious recognition does not include a monetary award, recipients are encouraged to cite the honor on applications for college admission and scholarships in addition to completing the free application for Federal Student Aid after Jan. 1 to determine eligibility for federal and state aid, including Illinois’ $387 million need-based Monetary Award Program.
Fenwick High School
These local students are among those who achieved the Honor Roll during the first quarter of academic year 2012-2013 at Fenwick High School, 505 W. Washington Blvd., in Oak Park.
Oak Park (2013): David Ballard, Savannah Benko, Quinn Broda, John Carey, Gemma Cozzi, Francesco Fiumara, Kathleen Foley, Colleen Gartland, Oliver Goldman, Hunter Gross, Brian Keegan, Elisabeth Klinke, Anna Lange, Thomas McGuire, Benjamin Nikolai, Olivia Soja, Jenna Sullivan and Jared Turner; (2014) Adelaide Curry, Julie D’Allessandro, Briana Daley, Nora Gartland, Joseph Griffin, Christian Lockefeer, Julianne Marotta, Michaela Monaco, Robert Planek, Thomas Planek, Helen Quinn-Pasin, Sarah Ritten, Margaret Sheean, Shea Smith and Daniel Zawacki; (2015) Claire Carey, Michael Coffey, Margaret Frumkin, Robert Klinke, John Mackie, Rayn Masi, Katarina Moehring, Maxwell Nikolai, William Planek, Cecilia Rahn, Charles Rhomberg, Emma Seavey, Conor Sullivan and Franklin Taylor; (2016) Michael Ballard, Matthew Benko, Patrick Coffey, Genevieve Curry, Patrick Daly, Jane Farrell, James-Francois Fiocchi, Alexis Franciszkowicz, John Gartland, Sean Goldman, Drew Johnson, Manon Labruyere, Sean Leeming, Michael Marotta, Brianna McCormick, Michael McGuire, Danielle Porter, Alec Seavey, Meghan Sullivan and Kathryn Zawacki;
River Forest (2013): John-Tarek Balling, Matthew Bresnahan, Katharine Clark, Kelly Collins, Lauren Frank, Joseph Guinan, Nicholas Hall, Luke Irvin, Catherine Joss, Anne Kelly, Jack Larocca, Connor Leef, Emma Nockels, Jacob Peterson Madeline Stupinski, Joseph Tabet, Justin White and Patrick Yerkes; (2014) Joseph Bratta, Daniel Dwyer, Shelby Hague, Margaret Horrigan, Joseph Jacobs, Kyle Malone, Jade Owens and Charles Walsh; (2015) Samantha Adeli, Kendal Gee, Madeline Joss, Mae Leef, Bryant Lindsay, Charles Ocasek and Peter Salvino; (2016) Mary Grace Babbo, Patrick Dwyer, Jack Hendricks, Ciara Hopkinson, Michelle LaFemina, James MacFadyen, Matthew Malone, Abigail Nowicki, Daniel Reardon, Charles Riggs, Lindsey Sloan and Annie Trucco;
Oak Park (2013): Kendall Boardman, Brenna Dittmer and Deirdre Haefner; (2014) Anna Joubert; (2015) Joseph DeMuro, Nicholas Farrar, David Hausken, Caroline Knight, Kelcey Leeming and Max Showalter; (2016) Dominic Daley, Erin Keegan, Liam Klancic, Patrick Mackie, Dominic Matigian and Patrick Van Ermen;
River Forest (2013): Michael Nowicki, John Rauh, Emma Salvino, Patrick Wade and Hugh Watts; (2014) Maya Garland, Madison Gee, Madeline Parrilli, Benjamin Peterson, Jenna Ronan and William St. Clair; (2015) Caitlin Cappelli, Richard Cooke, Catherine Davis, Elliot Edmunds, John Elliot and Molly McAndrews; (2016) Andrew Brander, Joshua Collier, Patrick Ebzery, Patrick Jacobs, Caitlin Josephs, Willilam Smith and Joseph Walsh.
The following local students at St. Joseph High School, 1840 Mayfair Ave., Westchester, were named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Named to the A Honor Roll were Tylr Gbala, of Oak Park, class of 2013, and Kyle Vercnocke, also of Oak Park, class of 2013.
Named to the B Honor Roll was Niara Holder, of Oak Park, class of 2016. ~.