Loyola Academy: Free-throw marathon
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Feb 2009, p. 25, 29, , 30

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Loyola's women's and men's basketball teams held a free-throw marathon, raising $7,000 for the Marillac House during the Christmas holidays.

• Loyola's football team, coached by John Holecek of Chicago, was honored by the village of Wilmette with a proclamation at a Village Board meeting in December. This year, six players were named Academic All-State. The team captains are Patrick Hickey '09 of Chicago (60630), Mark Puch '09 of Des Plaines and Paul Sciortino '09 of Wilmette.

• Claire "Kay" Krastof '09 of Chicago (60647), whose photo of a bridge on the Chicago River, which she tagged "Bridge of Dreams," was among the 125 selected from among 3,100 entries in Drexel University's high school photography contest. The photo is on display at the university through Feb. 28. Kay is an honors studio art student in the class of Jane Carney of Wilmette, a professional artist.

• On Jan. 13, 110 Ramblers from the ninth-grade integrated science classes gathered in the student center after school to race their homemade dragsters that run on carbon dioxide. Honors for the fastest car went to Daniel Perlia '12 of Evanston
• Loyola's bridge-breaking contest was held Jan. 21 in the theater with 278 students participating. Tim Kendzoir '10 of Arlington Heights placed fourth, while Sean Hipskind '11 of Glenview placed third, Abel Zerazion '09 of Chicago (60640) placed second . Placing first was John Hoover '09 of Chicago (60646) with a 23-gram bridge that held an amazing 140 pounds

In the faculty and staff contest, four science teachers placed as follows: Melissa Coduto of Chicago placed fourth, Nate Anderson of Evanston placed third, Mark Lawson of Glencoe placed fourth [sic] and Walter Pape of Elmhurst placed first with a 27-gram bridge that held 128 pounds --
• Byzantine iconographer Mel Defotis of Park Ridge was welcomed in December as a guest artist by the advanced placement art history class of Cathleen Cramer of Chicago.
• Latin and Greek teacher David J. Mathers of Chicago has been recognized in Stanford University's Teacher Tribute Initiative. Mathers was selected by former student Peter Leemputte '08, now a freshman at the university.

• Loyola held an all-day faculty and staff retreat Jan. 26 with workers selecting one of 16 peer-led spiritual paths.

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12 Feb 2009
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Loyola Academy: Free-throw marathon

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