Loyola Acdemy: Dr. Mel Levine, co-founder of All Kinds of Minds
- Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 Feb 2008, p. 35, 36, , 41
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- Loyola Academy will host Dr. Mel Levine, co-founder of All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit institute for the study of learning differences, at 7 p.m. on March 11.
Thirty-four Ramblers were among 4,000 high school students at the 33rd annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival in January at Illinois State University in Normal. This year's theme, "Theatre Is," included two Loyola student-directed plays among the 20 selected statewide. They were "Cut" by Briana Kratz '08 of Chicago (60631) and "Relative Strangers" by Matt Grossbart '08 of Wilmette and Lizzie Wright '08 also of Wilmette. Fine arts faculty chaperons Faye A. Ryan of Chicago (60626) gave two workshops related to Thespianism and Janet Neidhardt of Chicago (60657) gave a workshop on improvised movement for actors, while Jessica Buczek of Des Plaines served on the festival's planning committee and was in charge of promotions.
Student participants included Vincent Angarone '10 of Chicago (60631), Angela Baiocchi '08 of Chicago (60631), Tommy Beddome '11 of Chicago (60641), Jackie Boratyn '10 of Chicago (60631), Katie Burns '08 of Park Ridge, Maureen Burns '10 also of Park Ridge, Courtney Coha '09 of Wilmette, Becky Cotteleer '08 of Northbrook, Garrett Doherty '09 of Chicago (60656), Michael Enich '10 of Chicago (60646), Charlie Frontczak '08 of Glenview, Marissa Geocaris '08 of Chicago (60646), Matt Grossbart '08 of Wilmette, Kaitlyn Guerrieri '09 of Chicago (60656), Kathy Guzik '10 of Glenview, Colleen Hogan '09 of Lake Forest, Becky Holmen '09 of Chicago (60631), Brianna Kratz '08 also of Chicago (60631), Rose Leisner '08 of Skokie, Briana Martinez '09 of Chicago (60641), Maggie McCoy '10 of Glenview, Mark McLoughlin '09 of Chicago (60656), Charlotte Melbinger '08 of Glenview, Chloe Micek '10 of Chicago (60656), Mariella Minton '08 of Chicago (60630), Marie Ortinau '08 of Barrington, Joe Principe '08 of Chicago (60646), Chris Rogers '08 of Glenview, Harley Sexton '10 of Chicago (60639), Arthur Stone '10 of Chicago (60656), Claire Tighe '09 of Wilmette, Tim Worley '09 of Lincolnwood and Lizzie Wright '08 of Wilmette.
During semester break, 52 Ramblers traveled to Snowbird, Utah, for four days of skiing. Chaperons included the assistant dean of student life, Genevieve Baisley of Des Plaines; athletic trainer Daniela Baldo of Chicago (60640) and English teacher ChrisJon Simon of Evanston.
Law Club members Rehan Khan '09 of Skokie, Lauren Miller '11 of Kenilworth and Mary Oshana '09 of Skokie, along with their moderator Suzy McNamara of Wilmette of the guidance department, attended the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute at Northwestern University's Law School on their Monday holiday.
Loyola's bar association and student law club joined together to hold the first-ever Shadow Day on Jan. 24. Alexandra Golota '09 of Northbrook, Michelle Mkrdichian '08 of Glenview and Mary Oshana '09 of Skokie shadowed with Loyola alumnus Timothy L. Epstein '95, who practices sports law with Smith Amundsen in Chicago. Kathryn Curley '09 of Chicago (60625) and Joanna Peters '09 also of Chicago (60625) shadowed with Loyola alumnus Daniel R. Groth '86, who is an assistant state's attorney. Thuong Do '08 of Chicago (60660), Rehan Khan '09 of Skokie and Lauren Miller '11 of Kenilworth shadowed with Loyola parent Nikki Katsivalis McInerney, who is a public defender at the Cook County 2nd District Court building in Skokie. Richa Patel '09 of Chicago (60625) shadowed with Loyola alumnus Peter M. Spingola '89, a corporate attorney with Chapman & Spingola.
During semester break, the speech and debate team competed at The Crestian in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Zul Kapadia '09 of Lincolnwood was a quarterfinalist in original oratory and Dan Gordon '10 of Glenview and Tom Nally '08, also of Glenview, were finalists in student congress.
"Dancing in a Winter Wonderland" served as this year's theme for the annual dad and daughter dance, where 360 Loyola dads and their daughters gathered Jan. 25. The evening included dance and song contests with Dr. Philip H. Sheridan and his daughter, Emily '10, of Winnetka placing first in the twist contest, followed by David Klusendorf and his daughter, Hannah '08, of Chicago (60646) placing second and Patrick Tobin and his daughter, Margaret Mary '10, of Wilmette placing third. James Ford, father of Kathleen '08, of Glenview won the non-Loyola fight song singing contest and Frank A. Ursini '69 and his daughter, Caitlin '08, also of Glenview won the Loyola Academy fight song singing contest. The dance was chaired by Loyola dad Martin J. Bredemann '80 of Wilmette with help from Timothy Harney of Chicago (60610), Dr. Henry Kurzydlowski of South Barrington, William McGuire of Wilmette and Thomas Schufreider '76 of Glenview. Moderator of the fathers club, the Rev. John J. Foley, S.J., coined the theme and, with help from special events coordinator Joan Schniedwind of Wilmette, helped organize the evening.
Loyola's science department held its annual bridge-breaking contest Jan. 20 with 326 students participating. This year's student division winner is Genevieve Linchangco '08 of Wheeling with a 13-gram bridge that held 51 pounds -- more than 1,700 times its own weight. Alissa Pump '09 of Chicago (60656) placed second (1,564 times its own weight), Maisie Totaro '09 of Northfield placed third (1,457 times) and Peter Dahm '10 of Lincolnshire placed fourth (1,434 times). In the faculty division, science teacher Walter Pape of Elmhurst placed first with a 16-gram bridge that held an amazing 98 pounds -- more than 2,700 times its own weight! Science teacher Mark Lawson of Glencoe placed second with a bridge that held 2,070 times its own weight; science teacher Deborah Lange, also of Glencoe, placed third (1,975 times) and science teacher Joseph Dahm of Lincolnshire placed fourth (1,597 times).
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