Loyola Academy: Ian Pappas percussion soloist winner
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Mar 2010, p. 27, 39

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Ian Pappas of Park Ridge was named the 2010 Percussion Soloist Winner at the VanderCook College of Music's Day of Percussion in February. The final competition is Saturday, at the Symphony Center's Armor Stage. The final auditions will be recorded and aired on WFMT

Devyn Pechnick of Chicago (60631) was the winner of the Wilmette Arts Guild's 2010 Student Art Show. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Maureen Burns of Park Ridge; Holly Hovanec of Deerfield; Aimee Janisch of Chicago (60630); and Kate Ryan of Lake Forest.

AP artist Lauren Schatzel of Glenview won first prize at the Glenview Art League Youth Art Fair in February.

Loyola's arts studios have new red stools thanks to Loyola mom Mary Ann Harvey of Evanston.

Loyola freshmen and sophomores attended an assembly called "Managing Your Online Identity," given by Anastasia Goodstein March 3.

On March 11, the sophomores gathered for an assembly featuring the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists.
Health and wellness director Selina McGuire of Glenview organized the assemblies.

The Loyola community celebrated the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season with two Ash Wednesday prayer services Feb. 17. The choir included students and faculty members, with Paige Affinito of Wilmette providing aviolin solo during the distribution of ashes. For the senior and sophomore service, Lizzie Siprut of Chicago (60625) delivered the Call to Worship, Grace Bowen of Kenilworth served as the Cross Bearer and Amy Hick of Winnetka as the Word Bearer, Carolyn Maddock of Wilmette and Grace Quinn of Kenilworth served as the Lectors, Clare Cormier of Glenview and Olivia Giglia of Chicago (60646) delivered the General Intercessions and the Eucharistic Ministers included Grace Digan of Evanston, Nicole Eder of Lake Forest, Zoe Haracz of Glenview, Colleen Smith of Wilmette, Margaret Tobin of Wilmette, O'Shaughnessy teacher Joan Dowdle of Chicago (60660), vice president for academic and student affairs David K. McNulty of Winnetka, French teacher Thomas Sapp of Chicago (60626) and fine arts chairwoman Faye A. Ryan of Chicago (60626). For the junior and freshman service, Chessy Gortzounian of Evanston delivered the Call to Worship, Javan Kyler of Chicago (60644) served as the Cross Bearer and Peter Kennedy of Wilmette as the Word Bearer, Claire Cosgrove of Kenilworth and Chuck Kurzydlowski of South Barrington served as the Lectors, Ruth Weschler of Wilmette and Elizabeth Wuertz of Chicago (60646) delivered the General Intercessions and the Eucharistic Ministers included Jennifer Goodwin of Glenview, Elizabeth Kirby of Wilmette, Shannon McKeough of Glenview, Stephanie Scherer also of Glenview, Rose Tobin of Wilmette, academic dean Mary M. Kearney of Wilmette, assistant to the academic dean Mary Collins of Glenview, theology teacher Christopher Penna of Chicago (60613) and Spanish teacher Acacia Komelasky of Chicago (60614).

Loyola's Students Against Violating the Earth moderator and Spanish teacher Julie Nold of Glenview was named a 2009 Environmental Hero by Governor Quinn.

Loyola's French language students hosted 30 students and two teachers from le lycee Jeanne d'Arc, a Catholic school in Le Havre, Normandy for 10 days in February. They attended English language classes taught by Loyola's French teachers Cathy Kendrigan of Arlington Heights, Inna McNally of Long Grove and Thomas Sapp of Chicago (60626).
The annual Evening of Reflection hosted by Loyola's Mothers' Club was held March 4.
Event chair Helen Jenko and her co-chair Mary Scopelliti both of Lake Forest organized with vocalist Meg Colosimo of Lake Forest, accompanied by pianist Carol Kiwala also of Lake Forest. The performance led into a Lenten prayer service, with Monsignor Velo presiding and Mother's Club moderator Reverend John J. Foley serving as lector. Others contributing to the evening include: Campus minister Douglas Gleber of Mundelein, for the evening's programs; Kim Sommers of Highland Park, for invitation printing; Dave Terrell of Glenview, for invitation mailing; Carolyn Kenly of Northfield, for preparing nametags; Liz Ireland of Evanston, for providing the centerpieces; and Scott and Mary Rafferty of Chicago (60646) for their inspiration and support. Special thanks goes to Helen Jenko and Mary Scopelliti and their team of volunteers.

The Ramblerettes, Loyola's poms dance team are now nationally ranked at 15 out of 24 teams. The team achieved this status at the Universal Dance Association's 2010 National Dance Team Championship at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. in February. The team includes captains Katelyn Cushing, Sarah Grande and Morganne Stevens all of Park Ridge and Lisa Cholewa of Mount Prospect, Shauna Czarnik of Niles, Asia Jaros of Niles, Kathleen Kenny of Glenview, Marlo Marion of Park Forest, Georgia May of Chicago (60657), Lauren Michels of Glenview, Maryam Razafsha of Wilmette, Anais Reyes of Glenview and Jackie Richardson of Chicago (60634). The team's coach is Cynthia McLean of Morton Grove.

An audience of more than 500 attended this year's Pops Concert in February. Through concessions, a teacup raffle and an auction that included two art pieces by Ramblers Nick Miletic of Park Ridge and Julia Kittle-Kamp of Chicago (60631), nearly $7,000 was raised to help subsidize a spring break trip next year. Corey Ames of Grayslake is the band director, Christopher Nakielski of Chicago (60625) is the choir director and Terese Parisoli of Glenview is the orchestra director.

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Loyola Academy: Ian Pappas percussion soloist winner

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