Loyola Academy: Advent celebration Dec. 20
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 31 Jan 2008, p. 29

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The Loyola community celebrated Advent with an all-school Mass on Dec. 20. Loyola's president, the Rev. Theodore G. Munz, S.J., presided and the Rev. Jeremiah Lynch, S.J., delivered the homily. Readers included Tommy Ball '08 of Glenview, Angela Ginocchio '08 of Park Ridge, Irene Hickey '09 of Glencoe, James Kurzawski '08 of Evanston, Nora Lucas '08 of Glenview and Ellie Richmond '08 of Evanston. Representatives from each class brought up boughs and candles and put together an Advent wreath. Campus Minister Doug Gleber of Mundelein organized the music with soloists Katie Anderson '08 of Chicago (60657), Kate Gordon '08 of Glenview, Stephanie Helfenbein '08 of Chicago (60631), Sam Lee '08 of Skokie, Taylor O'Doherty '08 of Chicago (60610), Marie Ortinau '08 of Barrington and Keely Semler '08 of Prospect Heights. Campus minister Sarah B. Kennedy of Chicago (60640) and the Student Liturgy Planning Group organized the liturgy.

In December, one of Loyola's newest student club's, the fashion design club, met with representatives from Vogue Fabrics in Evanston. Students learned about what to consider when choosing patterns, how to alter patterns to fit their body types and which fabrics to consider. Club members are each in the process of constructing three pieces, which will be presented in March at the club's first fashion show. Guidance counselor Susan Close of Mount Prospect moderates the club.

Katie Kelly '08 of Chicago (60631) was the Kids Advisory Board spokesperson for a Children's Memorial Hospital press conference in December celebrating the hospital's new facilities. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was guest of honor at the festivities. Katie was introduced by the hospital's chief executive officer and president, Patrick M. Magoon, who called the board "a small but mighty group of adolescents." Katie gave her speech and then presented the mayor with a gift made by children at the hospital.

Loyola's summer service and immersion program was named Supporter of the Year by South Dakota Habitat. Five Ramblers attended the recognition ceremony Nov. 17, including the program director, Kevin J. Mistrik of Glenview; campus ministry's Jean Buckley, also of Glenview; science teacher Paul J. Hayes of Twin Lakes, Wis.; and alumni John P. Bambrick '97 of Evanston and Steven M. Miller '01 of Schiller Park. Loyola has volunteered at the Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi Habitat for the past six summers and has provided other types of support throughout the year.

In December, Loyola's Latin club participated in a Certamen at North Side College Preparatory. The Upper Level placed second with Thuong Do '08 of Chicago (60660), Chris Ell '08 of Arlington Heights, Angela Ginocchio '08 of Park Ridge, Catherine Groden '09 of Glenview, Charlotte Melbinger '08 also of Glenview and George Saad '08 of Chicago (60656). The Lower Level placed second with Dan Gordon '10 of Glenview, Chris Hauser '10 of Lake Barrington, Jannard Remo '10 of Niles, Mike Stralka '10 of Chicago (60631), Yannis Vartzikos '10 of Chicago (60659) and Isabelle Yisak '10 of Glenview. The Novice Level placed second with Tommy Belton '09 of Wilmette, John Groden '11 of Glenview, Michael Harrington '11 also of Glenview, Kirby Kenny '11 of Lake Forest and Jack Weisenberger '11 of Wilmette.

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Loyola Academy: Advent celebration Dec. 20