Saturday, May 30, 2015

Second Generation of Graduates

At the end of the Baccalaureate Mass on, Tuesday, May 26th, twenty graduates presented their Alumnae Mothers with red roses.  It was a beautiful and touching moment.  Alumna Sarah Bolger read the names of the twenty graduates and their Mothers:

      Madeline Abbatacola and her mother Diane Berger Abbatacola, Class of 1987
      Morgan Browne and her mother Maureen Bernett Browne, Class of 1988
      Morgan Caviani and her mother Kimberly Haag Nelson, Class of 1982
      Emily DePaolo and her mother Jennifer Pagani DePaolo, Class 1990
      Kaitlynn Dzadosz and her mother Kimberly Karas Dziadosz, Class of 1986
      Carly Florine and her mother Cheryl Raczka Florine, Class of 1984
      Molly Flynn and her mother Kathleen Kelly Flynn, Class of 1989
      Mary Pat Hastings and her mother Mary Kay Rice Hastings, Class of 1976
      Audrey Holmes and her mother Kathleen Forslund Holmes, Calss of 1976
      Chloe Instone and her mother Debra Instone Young, Class of 1996
      Grace Kealy and her mother, Nancy Donnelly Kealy, Class of 1985
      Vanessa Komada and her mother Cathy Ross Komada, Class of 1982
      Alexis Lombardi and her mother Michele Disselhorst Lombardi, Class of 1986
      Giahanna Martorano and her mother Alisa Kollar Martorano, Class of 1987
      Annie McAleer and her mother Patricia O'Shaughnessy McAleer, Class of 1971
      Mary Ann Metzger and her mother Frances Porcelli Metzger, Class of 1988
      Rosana Petrucci and her mother Paula Muscarnero Petrucci, Class of 1980
      Katelyn Switzer and her mother Kimberly DeVriendt Sineni, Class of 1988
      Rachel Ziaja, and her mother, Beth Habrelewicz Ziaja, Class of 1984
      Not pictured - Katrina Mulcahy and her mother Tracy Herman Mulcahy, Class of 1993

Congratulations to our Alumnae Mothers and Daughters.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Congratulations to Mary Quinn

Congratulations to Freshman, Mary Quinn, who finished first in the GCAC conference meet and second in the IL Sectionals Track Meet by clearing the 4 feet and 10 inches height.  Mary has excelled in high jump this season and hopes to clear 5 feet at the IL State Meet on Friday, May 22nd.

Our best wishes to you Mary and know we are all very proud of you!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

True Commitment

When a Senior sacrifices her prom to participate in Illinois Track Sectionals, you are witnessing a young woman with passion and commitment to her sport and the ability to make tough choices!  Res Senior, Carissa Fagiano made that difficult choice on Friday, May 15th.  The result was powerful, Carissa set a personal record at the Sectionals.  Carissa ran an 800 meter race in 2 minutes and 22 seconds.  She now qualifies to compete at the state level in track and field at Eastern Illinois University on May 22 and 23, 2015. 

Carissa is a true Res role model.  In her own words:  "I am very passionate about my goals for the future.  My education and my love for running are two things that I take very seriously and continuously strive to improve." 

Carissa's future dreams are to "study nursing at UIC and eventually become a physician's assistant."

Carissa understands the power of commitment and perseverance and will be an inspiration and source of hope when she someday serves others in the healthcare field.

God bless you Carissa, we are proud of you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Res Girls Are Awesome!

Res Punzel day is one more example of how awesome Res Girls are.  For women of all ages their hair is their pride.  Loosing your hair due to chemotherapy is probably one of the most emotionally difficult experiences one can imagine.  How many women are willing to sacrifice their hair for another person?  I dare to say not many.  But, 97 Res girls volunteered to give eight inches of their hair to make someone going through chemo feel better and special.  Young ladies you truly live "Caritas".

One of our Res parent's told a friend who has been undergoing treatment for cancer about Res Punzel and here is her heartfelt response:

"I love these girls!  You cannot possibly imagine how much this means to cancer patients.  When going through chemotherapy, you are dealing with fighting cancer and trying to cope with pain and suffering.  When you pop on a wig it gives you control and some semblance of who you "were" and who you will be again.  Truly amazing gifts.  Thank you from all of us that needed wigs to try to be more ourselves as we deal with kicking cancer."

Thank you to all of you who donated your hair, thank you to Ms. Dawn Konow and the science club for arranging the day.  You are inspiring!  God bless you!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Congratulations Veronica Lane

Congratulations to our very own Junior, Veronica Lane.  Veronica received the prestigious Woody Herman Jazz Excellence Award this year!  Veronica received her award at this year's NotreDame/Resurrection Band Awards Banquet on May 5th.  The Woody Herman Jazz Award was created in 1988 to honor outstanding jazz students.  From 1936 to 1987, Woody Herman's big bands were popular and explosive. 

 Great job, we are very proud of you!

Veronica Lane

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Congratulations to Erin Behland and Alyssa Walsh

On May 5th the Notre Dame/Resurrection Band celebrated their 2015 Awards Banquet.
We are so proud of Erin Behland who was awarded the Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award for Seniors, and Alyssa Walsh who was awarded the Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award.  These prestigious awards honor students for demonstrating outstanding musicianship.

Congratulations Erin and Alyssa, we are very proud of you.

Erin Behland
Alyssa Walsh

Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

To all our wonderful Resurrection College Prep High School TEACHERS, we hope you have a wonderful week.

We are proud of you and think you are absolutely the very best!

God bless you!