Friday, May 24, 2013
Swade, of Western Springs, plans to major in biology when she begins Fordham University this fall.
Name: Sarah Swade Hometown: Western Springs College: Fordham University Major: Biology Sample of High School Activities: Roadrunner Club, Varsity Tennis, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society What's your best memory from high school? Senior Year Prom What are you looking forward to about college? A change of scenery and a chance to meet new people, learn new things and get to know a new city. What advice do you have for Nazareth freshmen for a successful high school experience? Have fun, but work hard all four years because each year counts. Remember your goals for college always, but don't let them get in the way of enjoying your time as a high school student at Naz. Nazareth Academy's graduation is scheduled for 1 p.m. …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Nazareth Academy's female students celebrated Women's History Month on Friday by going without make-up to prove that they're 'More than a Pretty Face.'
Although many women feel tremendous pressure to conform to a standard of beauty, the young ladies at Nazareth Academy took a step Friday to prove that it's what's inside that really counts. Dozens of students, teachers and staff participated in "Make-Up Free Friday," the culmination of a Women's History Month celebration around the theme "More than a Pretty Face." The goal was to emphasize that society should appreciate women for their whole character, not just their looks, said Nazareth Principal Deborah Tracy in a statement. "This, as we know, is especially difficult when we are a part of a culture that places so much emphasis on outer beauty and unfortunately, our young women can still get caught up in all of the pressure this …
Monday, March 11, 2013
About 50 guests, plus their student escorts, danced, played games, and cheered their new king and queen Saturday at Nazareth Academy.
Rosemary Caragher knew Nazareth Academywas on to something special last year when it decided to host a prom for teens with disabilities. But she said she had no idea just how extraordinary it would be. “It was the most magical night that ever could have happened,” said Caragher, the campus minister. “It was beyond my expectations.” The school recaptured that magic Saturday when it held its second annual Prom Night for Teens with Disabilities, hosted by Friends in Service and Partnership and Nazareth Student Council. Read more about the preparation leading up to Prom Night. Like what you see here? Then 'Like' us on Facebook: Burr Ridge / La Grange / Western Springs Sign up for our daily newsletter: Burr Ridge / La Grange / Western Springs
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The prom, in its second year, gives teens with special needs throughout the area a night to call their own.
Rosemary Caragher knew Nazareth Academy was on to something special last year when it decided to host a prom for teens with disabilities. But she said she had no idea just how extraordinary it would be. “It was the most magical night that ever could have happened,” said Caragher, the campus minister. “It was beyond my expectations.” The school hopes to recapture that magic Saturday when it hosts its second annual Prom Night for Teens with Disabilities, hosted by Friends in Service and Partnership and Nazareth Student Council. Nazareth will roll out the green carpet—in honor of St. Patrick’s Day—for about 50 guests, up by 10 from last year. Teens from throughout the community are invited, and while they’re welcome to bring a date, it’s not …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The signing students include nine football players, and representatives of baseball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, tennis, golf and cross-country.
Thirteen Lyons Township High School student-athlete seniors and seven from Nazareth Academy signed letters of intent on Wednesday (National Signing Day) to play college athletics starting in the 2013-2014 season: FOOTBALL MEN'S BASEBALL WOMEN'S SOCCER WOMEN'S SWIMMING WOMEN'S TENNIS WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL MEN'S GOLF MEN'S CROSS-COUNTRY Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Junior Allison Kurek, of Chicago, is the starting goalie for the Roadrunners hockey team, continuing a legacy started by her older brother at Naz.
Nazareth Academy junior Allison Kurek has become the starting goalie for the Roadrunners' boys hockey team, a spot held by her brother Bronson a few years ago, The Doings La Grange reports. According the the paper, Kurek, also an all-Illinois lacrosse midfielder, played junior-varsity as a freshman and some varsity as a senior before landing the starting role this year, where she has racked up an 81 percent save percentage, including 42 in one game. “The boys kind of scratched their heads about having a girl on the team, but after a while Allison fits right in,” Naz coach Derek Gordon told the paper. “Allison is a very special athlete... It says a lot about her character that she comes out and competes in a couple activities every day. She…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Deanna Crouchelli, a junior at Nazareth Academy, dances for the Wesoly Lud Polish Folk Dance Company, the representative dance ensemble of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.
The following is a release from Nazareth Academy: Burr Ridge resident Deanna Crouchelli, a junior at Nazareth Academy, will travel to Shanghai later this week to participate in the 2012 International Folk Festival. Deanna dances for the Wesoly Lud Polish Folk Dance Company, the representative dance ensemble of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. The dance ensemble will perform multiple times at the festival, sharing their talents and cultural pride, while representing the U.S. in China. Crouchelli has danced her whole life. “It’s sort of a family tradition,” she says. “My sister and I have always done Polish Folk dancing. Even my brother tried it.” As a member of the top-level group at Wesoly Lud, Deanna has traveled to Poland and …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The play, written, produced and set in the Chicago area, tackles issues of race and class head-on and aims for a complex, interactive experience for audience members.
Ever wanted to pass judgment upon the characters in a play? Perhaps particularly if the play takes on hair-trigger issues of race, religion and class and challenges you to examine your own views and assumptions? You’ll have a chance at Defamation, a unique theatre experience playing this Friday, Oct. 5, at Nazareth Academy. Written by Evanston playwright Todd Logan, author of many Chicago-performed theatre pieces, the show is touring throughout the Windy City suburbs this year and stops for a one-night performance in La Grange Park this week. The “courtroom drama” is about a Winnetka Jewish real-estate developer who accuses an African-American South Side business woman of stealing a watch; the businesswoman brings a civil defamation suit …
Friday, September 14, 2012
You don't have to leave your easy chair and make the trek to Joliet to catch tonight's game. Watch it here, live on Patch.
Grab the chips and dip, it's game time! Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Nazareth Academy takes on Joliet Catholic in an away game that's sure to rival the excitement of last week's nail biter. If you can't make the commute—or would rather watch it at home—you can catch all the action on Patch. We'll be streaming the game live with play-by-play commentary through High School Cube. If you're a super fan of any sports team you should be blogging on Patch. CLICK HERE to find out how to give your team a bigger presence on Patch. Follow all the high school scores on our updated Score Tracker. Keep up with Lyons Township High School sports by liking us on our La Grange Patch Facebook or Western Springs Patch Facebook pages. You can get the scores to all…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Nazareth Academy takes on Marist High School today at 1:30 p.m. at home. Watch it live on Patch's streaming player.
Watch the game at 1:30 p.m. as Nazareth Academy takes on Marist High School in a match-up that's streaming live on Patch. Through High School Cube, we are able to bring you a live stream of the game. Leave your comments on the game below, and check in with Patch on Sunday to get a recap of this game and Lyons Township as they take on Glendbard West on Saturday. If you are a super fan of any sports team in our area you should be blogging on Patch. CLICK HERE to find out how to give your favorite team a bigger presence on Patch. Follow all the high school scores on our updated Score Tracker. Go Lions Ra Ra Ra! Keep up with Lyons Township High School sports by liking us on our La Grange Patch Facebook or Western Springs Patch Facebook …