Loyola Academy: Bridge Breaking Contest Janary 22
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Feb 2010, p. 68, 69, , 72

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Loyola's annual Bridge Breaking Contest was held Jan. 22 in Loyola's theater, with 361 students participating in the student division. Colleen Smith of Wilmette placed fourth, Katherine Mathewson of Winnetka placed third and Amanda Smith of Glenview placed second. Mark Acciari of Lincolnwood won the student division. These four Ramblers represented Loyola at the regional competition held at the Illinois Institute of Technology Jan. 26.

In the faculty/staff division, science teacher Deborah A. Lange of Glencoe placed fourth, science teacher Mark R. Lawson also of Glencoe placed third and science teacher Joseph L. Dahm of Lincolnshire placed second. The first place winner was science teacher Walter Pape of Elmhurst.

Four more student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play their respective sports in college at a special signing ceremony hosted by athletic director Patrick M. Mahoney of Northbrook Feb. 3. Football players Chance Carter of Evanston signed with Northwestern University, Jimbo Ford of Glenview signed with Georgetown University and Kyle Guziec of Lake Forest signed with the University of South Dakota. Cross-country and track harrier Nico Composto signed with Columbia University.

Loyola's Latin team participated in the third and final Certamen of the year in February at Lake Forest High School. The novice level placed third in the contest and included Tom Groden of Glenview, Robert Murphy of Glencoe, Hannah Nichols of Wilmette and Conor Walsh of Glenview. For the year, the novice level earned second place in the region. The lower level, with John Dombrowski of Chicago (60646), Tom Gordon of Glenview and Simone Gruber of Chicago (60646), placed second in the region for the year. The upper level placed third in the Certamen with the team of John Groden of Glenview, Chris Hauser of Barrington, Kirby Kenny of Lake Forest, Tyler Verity of Norridge and Jack Weisenberger of Wilmette. The Latin team coaches include classics teachers William Lowe of Wilmette, David J. Mathers of Chicago (60626), Rebecca Rassier of Wheeling and M. Rebecca Wick of Lake Forest.

The Women's and Men's Basketball Teams rallied together raising more than $6,000 in pledges for their annual Free-Throw Challenge benefiting Marillac House. Physical education teacher Mary Just of Arlington Heights organized the fundraiser.

Dane Cooper of Chicago (60646), a hockey player, made the October 2009 cover of Illinois Ice for his $2,500 fund-raising effort for the People Improvement Organization in Cambodia.

Nine Loyola student-musicians were selected for this year's All-Catholic Honors Band, held at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago in January. Those who participated include Charlie Brault of Wilmette, Matt Deligio of Park Ridge, John Dombrowski of Chicago (60646), Tom Gordon of Glenview, Jeeahn Ko of Northbrook, Luke McLoughlin of Chicago (60656), Katy Rose O'Brien of Evanston, Estelle Pappas of Park Ridge and Ian Pappas also of Park Ridge.

Loyola's Health and Wellness Program hosted Robert Brooks, author of Raising Resilient Children, at two presentations.

Ninety-five students worked on 2010 Primary Election Feb. 2. The majority were juniors who participated as election judges and will now be eligible to participate as seniors in the general election next November. Social studies teachers Michael Barry of Skokie and Betty O'Shaughnessy of Deerfield served as coordinators

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Loyola Academy: Bridge Breaking Contest Janary 22

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