Friday, November 17, 2017

Congratulations to Joanna Cirrincione and Brittany Welch

Congratulations to Resurrection College Prep High School Seniors Joanna Cirrincione and Brittany Welch.  On November 8, 2017 both Joanna and Brittany participated in a Signing Day, which was attended, by coaches, parents, friends, students and staff!  Joanna will be playing softball for Grand Valley State University and Brittany will be playing volleyball for New Mexico State University.  We are so proud of you both! 
Joanna Cirrincione and Brittany Welch

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Congratulations to Resurrection's Volleyball Team

Congratulations to Resurrection’s Volleyball Team for taking second place in the IHSA Girls Volleyball in the State Finals!. You are awesome!

Kacie Bemis
Taylor Besch
Isabella Bongiorno
Caitlin Coughlin
Christina Gatta
Alexandria Kalarmis
Natalie McDermott
Madison McEnaney
Emily Nytko
Gabriella O’Hehir
Jordyn Sprunk

Brittany Welch

Special thank you to our cheerleaders!

Mary Kate Borner
KD O'Brien
Allie Toliopoulos
Helen Andrews
Maddie Sabella
Giuliana LaPorte
Kristen McLenighan

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Congratulations Resurrection Volleyball

Everyone at Resurrection College Prep High School is so proud of our 2017 Volleyball Team and we wish them the best as they proceed to State!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Congratulations to Emily Murdach

Congratulations to Emily Murdach '18!  Emily recently participated in National Figure Skating Competition in Orlando, Florida.  Emily participated in three events and took 1st place in all three.   
Please join me in congratulating Emily Murdach on her outstanding achievement!  

Here are a few pictures from the Orlando Event!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Natalie Koulogeorge Explore a Career in Business

This summer Natalie Koulogeorge '18 had two wonderful opportunities to explore her interest in a business career.

First, Natalie spent a week at Mercy College participating in their Leadership Academy.  Natalie was one of two hundred Juniors selected from across the United States to participate in this program.  Every year there are over 2,000 applicants, so to be among the 10% selected for the program is a real honor.  

The 200 students were divided into 5 groups of 40.  Natalie had the opportunity to visit the Bloomberg Offices, the New York Stock Exchange, and participated in a team building hike up Bear Mountain.  Natalie also attended lectures and workshops with Chuck Garcia, a current professor at Mercy and previous head of Marketing at Bloomberg.   Each student had the opportunity to prepare and deliver two speeches.

The following week Natalie headed off to Indiana University to participate in an academy sponsored by the University's Kelley School of Business.  This all girls academy included 50 young women from various states and focused on preparing them for exciting roles in the world of business.  As part of the weeklong event the students had the opportunity to learn business etiquette and to participate in a "practice formal dinner."

Natalie Koulogeorge
Natalie with her climbing partner

Natalie with classmates at Mercy
Natalie with other students at Kelley School of Business

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Very Special Summer Service Program

This past summer four Resurrection Seniors volunteered their services at a camp for children with Muscular Dystrophy.   Seniors Katherine Cuscaden, Shannon Dunne, Ashley Kelly and Julia Riordan recently shared with me their awesome and transforming story.

Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause a loss of muscle mass and also cause the muscles that control movement to progressively weaken.  Every summer a special camp experience is sponsored in Hudson, Illinois for children with Muscular Dystrophy.  Most of these children are in wheelchairs and so they require one to one assistance from volunteers.

Katherine, Shannon, Ashley and Julia each volunteered to serve as an assistant to one child.  They started their camp experience with a full day of training which included the management of the physical and psychological needs of the children.  Katherine shared that, "We learned not to think of the child with Muscular Dystrophy as an illness but as a person."

With the assistance of their personal volunteer the children had opportunities for swimming, horseback riding, throwing water balloons, picnics, fishing, canoeing, a variety of games and prizes!

Katherine, Shannon, Ashley and Julia said that it was hard for them emotionally to see the limitations of these children but, "it was uplifting to see the joy we brought them and to hear them express their gratitude.  We developed relationships with these children and received from them as much or maybe even more than what we gave to them."

Katherine, Shannon, Ashley and Julia all hope to go back to help with the camp in the summer of 2018.

Katherine Cuscaden
Shannon Dunne
Julia Riordan
Ashley Kelly