Allison Travis A'00 welcomed a baby girl named, Makayla Grace Travis, on January 7.
Andrew Cummings H’00 completed his BA in International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2008. In December of 2010 he completed Officer Candidate School for the Marines and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps Reserves. After 6-9 months in training at Quantico, VA, he will be looking for a job and have four years of reserve duty. He hopes to stay in the DC area.
Kate Perrine A'02 will graduate cum laude May 6 from the University of Wyoming where she was selected by the Psychology Department to receive the Outstanding Psi Chi Member Award. She will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa April 29. Kate recently took a position as a research analyst for Datacorp, Inc. in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She plans to go to graduate school after gaining some practical experience.
William Starshak H'04 was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as a junior at Georgetown University where he is pursuing a double major in Physics and Economics. He was a runner up in the Goldwater Scholarship competition last year, and did research with a Georgetown physics professor last summer. This summer William will be interning at Citibank.
Sara Shaaban A'05 started working with the village of La Promesa, Costa Rica, during the summer between 7th and 8th Grade. She returned each summer for the past five years to work with the 87 women and children there on infrastructure (raising funds and building a Community Center and Community Garden, and providing paved roads) and education (setting up and outfitting a pre-school and daily lunch program). Sara is spending this summer in Singapore as an intern with UNIFEM of the United Nations, dedicated to women's rights, empowerment and gender equality. Sara seems to be doing her own "Eat, Pray, Love" summer, as after Singapore, she will be going to India for a retreat and exploration type experience for 10 days, then coming back to the US for Fall term. She will be blogging this journey.
Marla Gutierrez Patterson A’05 received the prestigious Oscar S. Straus II Fellow in Criminal Justice internship with the Vera Institute of Justice, Center for Youth Justice, and will be working with and advocating for incarcerated youth in Manhattan this summer.
Alexina Sunda A’05 has just returned to Northeastern University as a sophomore. She is currently majoring in Special Education.
Gabriella Lock A’06 is running track at Marquette University in Milwaukee for her freshman year.
Thomas J. McNulty, III H’06 attends the University of Pennsylvania where he is a pitcher on the baseball team.
Christopher Audian H’06 began his new life in the Navy. He shipped out September 2010.
On Saturday, May 7, Colleen McNulty A'07 was named the 2011 Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (GCAC) Track & Field Athlete of the Year for her success in Track & Field this season. Colleen was also named the 2010 GCAC Cross Country Athlete of the Year, which gives her the distinction of earning Athlete of the Year honors in two different sports this year. Colleen was the GCAC Cross Country Athlete of the year in 2008.
Class of 2007 graduates Alex Dawson, Seamus Doheny, Braeden Lord and Jack Souter graduated from Ignatius High School. Alex will be focusing on engineering at the University of Utah or the University of Colorado. Seamus was accepted into the Creative Producing Program at Chapman University in Orange, California. Braedan will focus on political science at Boston College. Jack will focus on pre-med at Boston College.
Madeleine Hodur '07 won Best Delegate of the committee of the Special Conference in the Youth Forum at the St. Petersburg International Model United Nations 15 Anniversary SPIMUN Conference. Braeden Lord, also '07, won Honorable Mention in the DISEC (Disarmament and International Security Committee) Seamus Doheny H'07 also participated in the DISEC. The Saint Ignatius Model United Nations teams traveled to both St. Petersburg and Moscow Russia over Spring Break March 2011 and participate with over 500 delegates from 18 different countries including Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Taiwan, Russia, India, and South Africa.
Lydia McCaleb A’08 is currently attending North Shore Country Day and qualified in her sectional meet to compete at State in track and field. Lydia also completed the Chicago Marathon this year and place 13th in the under 18 category and received a plaque.
2008 graduates Rachel Brustein, Shrasta Tamrakar and Hannah Viti were inducted into Lane Tech's National Honor Society in April.
Katie Forrest A’08 was in the Wilmette Life as a member of the winning Regina team in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Regional tournament on Feb 4.
Chris Bulf H'08 recently completed the Lavaman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. The event consisted of a 1 mile swim, 26 mile bike and 6.2 mile run. Together with his family, Chris raised over $11,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a participant in Team in Training.
Hannah Viti A'08 spoke to student athletes at the Sports Banquet on May 19. Hannah is a student at Lane Tech College Prep and was inducted into Lane Tech's National Honor Society and is also a 2011 World Sport Chicago Scholar.
Madeleine Jardeleza’s A’09, 200 and 400 meter swimming relay team came in 3rd and 2nd place (respectively) in the State Competition representing Loyola Academy.
Tess Starshak A'09 was one of four Woodlands Academy students elected into the National Latin Honor Society. Students must achieve a consistent grade of 90% for three consecutive quarters (or equivalent) in any level of Latin studies in order to be eligible for membership.
Vinod Punyani H'09 won second place in an essay contest hosted by the Indo-American Center. The essay prompt was to write about an example of environmental degradation and describe the scientific research necessary to help make people aware of the consequences. The essay contest was honoring the visit of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of the Republic of India. Dr. Kalam presented Punyani with the 2nd place prize at a public reception on Sunday, April 24.