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Recent Alumni Take Part in African-American Leadership Conference

Kellen Love '17 recently spent a weekend at the Ohio State University in Columbus, participating in his final teen conference of the Mid-West Region of Jack and Jill of America. The organization is an African-American leadership development group devoted to philanthropic giving and civic duty. He spent this year (2016-2017) as the Regional Teen President, and Alexis Clark '17 served as Regional Teen Foundation Chair. Other Ignatius members of the organization were David Moore '17 and Thurgood Mendenhall '17.

Students Make State Finals of Illinois Economics Challenge

Please join us in congratulating Jacob Furlong '18, Patrick Hogan '18, Michael O’Broin '18, Jenna Winfrey '18, and Saint Ignatius teacher, Mr. Jim Owens, on making it to the State Finals of the 2017 Illinois Economics Challenge in DeKalb, IL. The Saint Ignatius team was 1 of only 10 teams that qualified for the State Finals out of 165 teams statewide that took part in the competition. During the State Finals the students were tested both individually and in groups about their knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade and current events.

Cancer Awareness Club Donates to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

A special thank you goes out to the Saint Ignatius Cancer Awareness Club which recently held a clothing and toy drive. The items were then donated to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital.  Angelina Urtis '17 and Emma Dolan '17 lead the club and received the letter below for their efforts. Thanks to everyone who donated.

Language Teacher, Matt Sparapani, Publishes 2nd book

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Sparapani on the publication of his new book. He wrote the book with his wife and it is entitled "Hiking Photography." The couple were contacted by Sandiburg Press last May just before they left on their summer travels to ask if they might be interested in teaming up again to publish another book—only this time it would be about how to take great photographs out on the trail and would feature the images they have taken while hiking all over the world. CLICK HERE to read the blog announcement about the book and watch a promo video.

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