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Month: April 2018 (Page 1 of 2)

Viator Voice Journalists on Deadline—at State

DbVkY_3U0AA9zA6Breaking news: three students on the staff of the Viator Voice advanced to the state finals of the IHSA journalism competition, that takes place today on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in downstate Charleston.

Joanne Jun ’18, Emma Perry ’18, and Crystal Schuster ’19 all placed in the top three of their respective divisions at sectionals last weekend, emerging from a pool of reporters from 14 schools from the North and Northwest suburbs. Megan Bosshart ‘20 also placed fourth in copy editing while Nicole Marcinkus ’18 placed sixth in newswriting.

Joanne took first place in editorial cartooning, which is something she’s been doing all year. She already earned first place ribbons for cartoons submitted to the Illinois Woman’s Press Association and to the Northern Illinois School Press Association.

She has created graphics for the Voice all four years, and she has served as the graphics editor the last two years. During that time, she figures she has drawn more than 100 graphics for the paper, and all on the iPad. However, once she got to sectionals she had to create a cartoon — on the spot — to interpret an editorial written for the competition.

“I’m so used to drawing on the iPad, but there I had to draw it out on paper — and there was no backspace,” she says. Her editorial dealt with whether funds from a school fundraiser should deal with a global issue or one closer to home.

Joanne drew out a lawyer scale, with different images on each side to dramatize the student body weighing their options. She says it took nearly 40 minutes to sketch out her cartoon in pencil before going back over the image in black felt ink before submitting it.

“In my mind, I’m always thinking of ways to dramatize a story,” says Joanne. “It has to be eye-catching, it can’t be trite and the imagery has to draw in the reader. It’s definitely an important component of the editorial.”

Emma Perry, who serves as co-editor of the opinion section for the Voice, placed third in headline writing. For the competition, she had to write headlines for six stories on a pre-designed page, using a designated font and making it fit in the space allowed above the story.

“She’s been our go-to headline writer all year,” says Mr. Chris Paolelli, newspaper moderator. “She’s got the knack. She’s just really clever.”

In thinking about headlines, Emma says she keeps in mind the rules laid out in the AP Style guide, but mostly she likes to insert her own creativity into them.

“I read through the story carefully and look for some of the creative elements that I can have fun with in the headline.” Emma says, “but it still has to reach out and grab the reader.”

Crystal Schuster took third place in feature writing. Crystal is a staff writer for the Voice, and her writing at sectionals stood out.

As part of her event, Crystal sat in on what amounted to be a live, press conference, hearing from a survivor of the Boston marathon massacre.

“It was both breathtakingly inspiring and intriguing to hear a firsthand encounter of what happened on that fateful day,” Crystal said.

The presentation included taking questions from the young reporters before students were set loose, to “work their magic” to produce a 500-word feature story. In it, judges looked for the use of an interesting lead, accurate details, and proper style and mechanics.

This is the second straight year that members of the Viator Voice staff have advanced to state in journalism, and even as they work to hammer out this year’s coveted senior edition, their moderator says they deserve this kind of recognition.

“I’m beyond proud of what these kids accomplished,” Mr. Paolelli says, “and I’m looking forward to many years of IHSA excellence in the future.”

Justice League’s Trivia Night Draws Record Crowd

justiceleagueLast weekend’s Trivia Night, sponsored by Saint Viator’s Justice League and Campus Ministry, was a success, by all accounts. Not only did the event draw more than 300 students, and raise more than $2,000, but it drew one of the founders of the event, Jason Wilhite ’15, to return.

Jason started ramping up interest, even before the big night. In a video shown before an all-school Mass, Jason talked about how being involved in Campus Ministry, the Justice League and the Viatorian Youth Congress had opened his eyes to the plight of children in Third World countries not having access to a quality education.

In fact, during his senior year, Jason helped launch the first Trivia Night — which drew 35 students — with the goal of raising awareness about the basic human right to receive an education and specifically raising money for a student in Kenya to receive a scholarship to attend high school.

After graduating from Saint Viator, Jason continued to St. Louis University, where he has started a chapter of Pencils of Promise, with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos. Specifically, he hopes to raise some $35,000, or enough to finance the building of an entire school.

At Trivia Night, Jason spoke about his organization, Pencils of Promise, and of how he still carries the Viatorian charism with him, of caring for the young and reaching out to those accounted of little importance.

Trivia Night was the culmination of the Loaves & Fishes outreach in April, coordinated by Campus Ministry. Students first learned about how 250 million children around the world have no access to education, in religion classes. They were able to donate to Pencils of Promise in homeroom classes and pray about the issue during the all-school Mass, all before gathering their teams together for spirited competition.

One of those in attendance was Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, chaplain, who took in the event for the first time.

“I thought it was fantastic,” Fr. Bolser said. “Just to see all of the energy and enthusiasm of these young people, it was electric.”

To learn more about Jason Wilhite or to donate to Pencils of Promise, visit his page: https://fundraise.pencilsofpromise.org/fundraiser/1209059.

Class of 2018 Comes Out for Senior Awards Ceremony

Congrats to the following seniors who were awarded Wednesday night.

Computer Technology

Outstanding Achievement Accounting: Nicole Piwowarczyk

Outstanding Achievement Personal Business  Computing: Jacob Turaka

Outstanding Achievement Mobile Apps I: Alexis Albrecht

English Department

Outstanding Achievement:
Kevin Joyce
Joanna (InSol) Jun
David Petrovich
William Sheriff
Matthew Zawilenski

Four-Year Overall Senior Award – English: Thomas Stanila

Fine Arts Department

Outstanding Achievement Visual Arts:
Anna Gorman
Anthony Stephens

Four-Year Overall Senior Award Visual Arts: Fiona Conneely

Outstanding Achievement Choral Music: Danielle Versen

Four-Year Overall Senior Choral Music: Laura Kuper

Four-Year Overall Senior in Theater: Gina Pieri

Outstanding Achievement Instrumental Music: Jeremy Yoder

Four-Year Overall Senior in Instrumental Music: Adam Domagala

Mathematics Department

Outstanding Achievement:
Clare Colgan
Sarah Johnson
John Leininger
William Sheriff

Four-Year Overall Senior Award – Mathematics: Thomas Stanila

Modern World Language Department

Outstanding Achievement French IV Honors: Rebecca Wolf

Outstanding Achievement AP French: Arthur Gasey

Outstanding Achievement Italian IV: Maria Presta

Outstanding Achievement AP Italian: Matthew Zawilenski

Outstanding Achievement Mandarin Chinese IV Honors: Kenneth Yi

Outstanding Achievement AP Mandarin Chinese: John Leininger

Outstanding Achievement Spanish IV Honors: Matthew Wear

Physical Education Department

Outstanding Achievement PE III/IV:
Madelyn Fitzpatrick
Anna Gorman
Hunter Johnson
Olivia Solimene
Joseph Steineke
Jacob Wolf
Rebecca Wolf

Theology Department

Outstanding Achievement:
Nicole Marcinkus
David Petrovich
Thomas Stanila
Danielle Versen
Kayle Zanfardino

Four-Year Overall Senior Award – Religion: Sean Carey

Science Department

Outstanding Achievement:
Drake Imhoff
Sarah Johnson
Andrew Kicinski
Katherine Schade
William Sheriff
Jeremy Yoder

Four-Year Overall Senior Award – Science: Thomas Stanila

Social Studies Department

Outstanding Achievement:
Daniel Hegberg
Maeve Schumacher
William Sheriff
Thomas Stanila
Danielle Versen

Four-Year Overall Senior Award – Social Studies: Bennett Rizner

Senior Club Awards

Ambassador Club

Outstanding Service:
Kevin Goss
Shelby Mepham
Michaela Mueller

Campus Ministry Team

Outstanding Service:
Luke Lisanti
Sarwan Moghamis
Mary Peterson

Chinese Club

Outstanding Service:
Kenneth Yi
Jacob Turaka

Fall Play

Outstanding Service:
Emily Bremner
Jeremy Yoder

Filmmaking Club

Outstanding Service:
Emily Bremner
Jared Culm
Luke Lisanti

French Club

Outstanding Service:
Caitlin Kenney
Alexander Melo
Rebecca Wolf

Italian Club

Outstanding Service:
Paige Haubner
Eleanor Kelleher
Gina Pieri

Justice League Club

Outstanding Service:
Gina Pieri
Matthew Wear
Timothy Witek

LINK Crew

Outstanding Service:
Christian Cruz
Nicole Marcinkus

Math Team

State Qualifiers:
Meghan Fleming
InSol (Joanne) Jun
Anthony Maraviglia
Bennett Rizner
William Sheriff
Thomas Stanila
Linhui (Alice) Wang

Musical

Outstanding Service:
Kevin Goss
Daniel Hegberg
Laura Kuper

National Art Honor Society

Outstanding Service:
Fiona Conneely
Anna Gorman

National Honor Society

Outstanding Service:
Zoya Boskovic
Nicole Piwowarczyk
Thomas Stanila

Orchesis

Outstanding Service:
Caroline Connelly

SADD

Outstanding Service:
Christian Cruz
Laura Kuper
Maeve O’Malley

Scholastic Bowl

Outstanding Service:
Timothy Witek

Spanish Club/Una Gente

Outstanding Service:
Katherine Orecchio
Kayle Zanfardino

Student Vision Project

Outstanding Service:
Andrew Johnson
Emma Perry

Technical Theater Award

Outstanding Service:
Jared Culm
Anthony Novak

Theater Productions

Outstanding Service:
Fiona Conneely
Cailyn Currie
Devon Sheehan

Viator Voice

Outstanding Service:
Nicole Marcinkus
Mary Peterson

WYSE Academic Team

Outstanding Service:
William Sheriff
Thomas Stanila

2018 Student Council Officers

Senior Class President: Isabella Caputo
Senior Class Vice-President: Steven Chiovari
Senior Class Secretary: Nicole Marcinkus
ICC Co-President: Christian Cruz
ICC Co-President: Grace Sexton
ICC Parliamentarian: David Petrovich

The Lions Pride Award: Christian Cruz

ESCC Scholar-Athlete Award:
Clare Dowd – Golf
Madelyn Fitzpatrick – Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer
Insol (Joanne) Jun – Lacrosse
Nicole Marcinkus – Volleyball
Brinley McVeigh – Soccer
Katherine Orecchio – Lacrosse
Katherine Schade – Soccer
Maeve Schumacher – Soccer
Anne Sweeney – Volleyball, Softball
Rebecca Wolf – Volleyball, Lacrosse
Sean Carey – Soccer
Matthew Doersching – Football, Basketball
Robert Douglas –  Tennis
Ryan Flynn – Golf, Tennis
John Leininger – Cross Country, Track
David Petrovich – Soccer
William Sheriff – Track
Kenneth Yi – Tennis
Matthew Zawilenski – Baseball

The Golden Lion Award (Three Seasons/Four-Year Student-Athletes):
Corrigan Korab – Soccer, Basketball, Baseball
Michaela Mueller – Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer
Mackenzie Quist – Cheerleading, Cheerleading, Soccer
Richard Rinka – Cross Country, Basketball/Swimming, Track
Isabelle Rosado – Cheerleading, Cheerleading, Lacrosse

Female Athlete of the Year: Michaela Mueller

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Male Athlete of the Year: Michael Balcerak

Catholic Relief Services Award:
Mary Peterson
Devon Sheehan

National Association of Secondary School Principals American Citizenship Award:
Michael Balcerak
Arthur Gasey
Michael Wendling
Timothy Witek
Jeremy Yoder

President’s Volunteer Service Award-Bronze:
Cailyn Currie
John Leininger
John Rapala
Haley Robinson
Devon Sheehan
William Sheriff
Ryan Smith
Jacob Turaka
Cody Weigand
Timothy Witek
LinZi Zheng

President’s Volunteer Service Award-Silver: Olivia Isufi

President’s Volunteer Service Award-Gold: Delaney Halloran

Prudential Spirit of Community Honoree: William Sheriff

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award:
Drake Imhoff
Olivia Isufi

National Merit Scholarship Finalists:
Kevin Joyce
Nicole Marcinkus
Thomas Stanila
Jeremy Yoder
Matthew Zawilenski

Commended National Merit Scholars:
Michael Fitzpatrick
Arthur Gasey
John Leininger
Bennett Rizner
William Sheriff

Frank M. Covey, Jr. Award:
Michael Balcerak
Haoquing Bi
Isabella Caputo
Christian Cruz
Patricia Dizon
Anna Gorman
Kevin Goss
Catherine Hickey
Laura Kuper
Peter Lambesis
Anthony Maraviglia
Nicole Marcinkus
Brianna Mastrodomenico
Michaela Mueller
Maeve O’Malley
Katherine Orecchio
Mary Peterson
David Petrovich
Devon Sheehan
William Sheriff
Thomas Stanila
Jacob Wolf
Jeremy Yoder

Cole Kmet ’17 Takes the Mound and Then the Gridiron

Over the course of one weekend, Cole Kmet ’17, started in two Division I sports at the University of Notre Dame: He was the opening pitcher for the Irish when they faced the Hokies from Virginia Tech. One day later, he started with the football team as a tight end in the school’s annual spring scrimmage showcase, its Blue and Gold Game.

Kmet is the first dual sport athlete to start a baseball game since 2010, and he was among the first interviews during its 29-hour live streaming Notre Dame Day 2018 event on Sunday, in which continuous events, interviews, and social media posts engage alumni to give back to the university.

In Kmet’s interview, he met with Notre Dame alum, Joe Theismann, a pro-bowler and Super Bowl winner, who watched the spring game from the sidelines. At the opening of the four-minute interview, Theismann asked Kmet why his high school coach asked him to address his teammates before one of their games during the run toward the state championship.

“It was a huge honor for me,” Kmet said. “I’ve been with those guys for through my whole high school career. They’re my best friends.

“To have my coach tell me that I could talk to them, was really special,” he added “and something I’ll hold in my heart for the rest of my life.”

Theismann later asked Kmet why, of all the universities, did he choose Notre Dame?

“It was a good fit for me,” Kmet said. “My high school translated well to here. Being able to play both (football and baseball) here is a big deal and Coach (Brian) Kelly allowed me to play both, which is huge.

“The academic standard here is set very high,” he added, “and I knew that’s something I wanted. I knew it would make me a better person.”

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That same day, Kmet was featured in a 1-minute video, created by Fighting Irish Media and its more than 177,000 followers, that followed Kmet through the weekend, suiting up for baseball and then football, called “24 Hours with Cole Kmet.”

Viatorian Bishop Returns to Celebrate Mass

IMG_9708When the Viatorians’ only active bishop, the Most Rev. Christopher Glancy, CSV, celebrated the last all-school Mass on April 18, it was a homecoming of sorts for him.

He began his Viatorian ministry and teaching career at Saint Viator, exactly 35 years ago, when he taught religion and social studies during the 1983-84 academic year.

Bishop Glancy was joined by Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, Fr. Dan Lydon, CSV, and Fr. Arnold Perham, CSV, who concelebrated the Mass with him.

The Mass was offered as part of the Easter season, and it was in that spirit of new birth and new beginnings that Bishop Glancy offered his homily to the students and faculty.

IMG_9695He encouraged them to continue learning about their faith, attend Mass, to be of service to others, now and for the rest of their lives.

“I drew on the message that I usually give during confirmations,” Bishop Glancy said, “but I think it applies to high school students and to all of us.”

Bishop Glancy is a native of Rock Island, Illinois, and he first met the Viatorians when he attended Alleman High School in Rock Island, where Viatorians made up much of the faculty. He went on to attend Loyola University, but within a year of graduating, he would enter the Viatorian Community.

Over his years in ministry, Bishop Glancy has taught at Colegio San Viator in Bogotá, Colombia and he helped to open the Viatorian mission in Belize in 1998 with Fr. Dan Hall, CSV. His leadership was so strong in Belize, he was ordained bishop of Belize City in 2012. Bishop Glancy returned to this country in 2017 for a sabbatical.

At Saint Viator, he described the student body as being extremely attentive and he added how surprised—and inspired—to see so many students involved in the liturgy, as Eucharistic ministers, cantors, choral and musician members, and even as greeters and those who prepared the altar.

IMG_9704“They all had so much reverence,” Bishop Glancy said. “It was just refreshing to see.”

Mr. Brian Liedlich, president of Saint Viator, added how much it meant to have a Viatorian bishop, and former member of the faculty, come back to celebrate Mass.

“It was such a privilege and pleasure to welcome Bishop Glancy back to Saint Viator to celebrate our Easter liturgy,” Mr. Liedlich said. “We continue to do everything we can to heighten our Viatorian mission and identity at the school.”

Patrons of the Arts Celebrate Successful Spring Fling

30741472_10215862839514043_7444931843150839808_oLast Wednesday, over 200 Lions gathered to celebrate Saint Viator’s Patrons of the Arts at Arlington Ale House. Guests took in three premier bands, gourmet food from Palatine’s Agio, and two over-the-top raffle baskets.

The event brought together old friends, classmates, and many more from the Saint Viator community.

30743420_10215862839634046_8334325450239115264_oThe goal of the evening was to highlight what the Patrons of the Arts represent: music and entertainment. President of the Patrons of the Arts Suzy Daugherty was more than pleased with the outcome of the night.

“We are grateful to our donors and we definitely achieved our goals both socially and philanthropically,” said Daugherty. “We hope to have an even more successful Spring Fling next year.”

30740861_10215862840754074_1383944011592499200_oPatrons of the Arts will use all proceeds from the event to purchase continual improvements for Fine Arts at Saint Viator High School.

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Action, Awareness and Prayer at the Cornerstone of Student Walkout

4Backpacks with helium-filled balloons greeted the 125 students who emerged at 10 a.m. Friday from Saint Viator High School to take part in a National School Walkout demonstration.

Each one symbolized some of the well-known schools affected by shootings, from Columbine and Marjory Stoneman Douglas high schools, to Northern Illinois and Virginia Tech universities, to Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Students released the biodegradable balloons solemnly. With each one were pieces of paper describing how Saint Viator students were praying and advocating for an end to gun violence, and action items on how to get in touch with elected officials.

IMG_0576“Right now, we are known as the generation of mass school shootings,” said senior Gina Pieri, one of the student organizers. “I have hope that we will be the generation to end mass school shootings. If not now, when? If not us, Who?”

Student organizers had circulated a petition for weeks leading up to the walkout, which they presented to members of the administration.

“When we put this event together, we chose to make action a cornerstone of the program, along with awareness and prayer,” said senior Tim Witek. “Action is at the core of Viatorian and Christian values.”

Students who walked out of class knew ahead of time that they would receive unexcused absences for missing parts of third and fourth period, but they participated anyway.

“I’m willing to take the risk,” said freshman Cassie Limberakis. “We’re alive. (Students who were killed) have no voice. We’re their voice. We’re here for them.”

Members of the administration watched the demonstration play out peacefully, while two Arlington Heights police squad cars observed from the school’s parking lot.

“We’re following guidelines from the Archdiocese of Chicago,” Principal Karen Love said of the unexcused absences.

Ms. Deborah Scerbicke, one of the school’s two deans of students, spoke to the crowd and said she represented every faculty and staff member.

IMG_0584“Everyone here is dedicated to your safety,” Scerbicke said. “We’re constantly thinking about and planning for your safety and security.”

The 25-minute demonstration ended with a prayer and an action plan. Each student received a pamphlet highlighting ways to contact elected officials, including phone numbers and addresses, and a short template for a message. Students said this walkout was just the beginning.

Finally, members of the League of Women Voters were on hand during all lunch periods to register students to vote.

National Art Honor Society Members Work with Clearbrook Clients

DSC_1793It was a trip down memory lane for members of the National Art Honor Society and their teacher, Mr. Matt Gruenfeld, when they invited adult clients from Clearbrook to come to Saint Viator’s art studio and create an Easter project.

Together, they worked to decorate paper cut-outs of Easter eggs, using colorful markers as their medium, to hang on their bulletin board in the large art studio and activity room.

“I was very impressed with how well the students worked with the Clearbrook clients,” Mr. Gruenfeld said. “They represented Saint Viator well.”

DSC_1801Bringing his students together with Clearbrook clients allowed Mr. Gruenfeld to return to his roots. He worked at Clearbrook in its day training program, facilitating clients’ life skills, behavior and speech programs.

“Clearbrook has always been near and dear to me since I worked there as a day trainer for 15 years,” Mr. Gruenfeld said. “My mother is a speech aide there, and my grandmother used to be a cleaning woman there.”

Saint Viator students worked one on one with the clients and they came away impressed with their artistry and sheer enjoyment with being able to express themselves through art.

DSC_1800The National Art Honor Society provides these kinds of advanced art experiences for students who have taken at least one art class and have shown an interest in the visual arts.

They participate in various art service projects and coordinate Winter and Spring Fine Arts Weeks. Members may work on their own projects during open studio time after school on Tuesdays. There are also art-related trips that members can attend during the course of the year.

Mr. Gruenfeld serves as the moderator for this art honor society, and he looks for innovative opportunities for students to share their talent with others, outside of the classroom walls.

A National Math Honor Society Inducts its First Members

Group Photo #2Some of Saint Viator’s best math students added a new honor to their resumes: They were inducted into Mu Alpha Theta, a national math honor society.

“Saint Viator is beginning a new chapter and is inducting the first members into this prestigious honor society,” said Mrs. Mary Lee DeBelina, assistant principal, and former math department chairperson.

The ceremony took place Wednesday night in the Alumni Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Brigette Brankin, who moderates the math team and teaches many of Saint Viator’s upper-level math courses, moderated.

AlterThe society formed in 1957 at the University of Oklahoma in order to promote scholarship in mathematics and establishing math as an integral part of high school and junior college education. Its name, Mu Alpha Theta, was constructed from the Greek lettering for the phonemes m, a, and th.

Quoting from the website, “The society is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics.”

In order to be considered, students had to distinguish themselves in mathematics by achieving top grades and by participating in math competitions.

The newest members of Mu Alpha Theta, include:

Ritarose Battin
Allison Bosshart
Xini Chen
Margaret Crane
Nolan Doherty
Zach Evans
Allison Faber
Yuxin (Cindy) Fu
Zibin Gao
Hannah Higginson
Maura Hogaboom
Cecilia Kaiser
Caroline Leaser
Xubo Lu
Colleen McMahon
Matthew McManaman
Patricia Miller
Brooke Puccini
Kiana Resch
Grace Rygiel
Jiayu Shi
Wenjie (Tiffany) Song
Amalia Sordo-Palacios
Madison Walker
Zhuoxuan Wang
Luyao Wang
Kevin Wilhite
Bolong Xian
Shixi Zhang
Marcus Lannie
Caroline Lavender
Wenhan Yang
Sumin Yu

Saint Viator Senior Earns Another Title: Biology Champion

Stanila_ThomasThe hits just keep on coming for Thomas Stanila ’18. He already earned a perfect ACT score (twice!), was named a National Merit Finalist, and last month learned he was valedictorian for the Class of 2018, while Jeremy Yoder ’18 was named salutatorian.

Can anything top all of that? Yes! On Sunday, Stanila took first place in the biology portion of the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) state finals. After a strong finish at regionals by Saint Viator’s Academic Team, Stanila was the only student to advance to the state finals, and he made the most of it, coming back with a state championship. He also took fourth place in the English portion of the competition.

The finals took place on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign. WYSE is an initiative started by university professors in its engineering department, who wanted to foster excellence in mathematics and the sciences. Ultimately, they hope to attract a greater number of talented and diverse students to careers in engineering and the sciences.

Officials with WYSE started its Academic Challenge, which consists of a series of tests. Currently, they are offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. Test material is drawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula and is written by teams of college and university faculty. Levels of difficulty increase through the regional, sectional and state finals.

Stanila will be returning to Champaign next month as a member of Saint Viator’s Math Team, to compete in the state championship, hosted by the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics This time, he will be surrounded by the entire team—more than 15 students—which advanced to the state finals.

This time, Stanila and teammate, Marcus Lannie ’19 —both team captains—will be competing in one of the most difficult events, the oral competition.

“These two gentlemen worked very closely with Fr. Perham to prepare for the difficult oral event, and they did a fantastic job presenting during the regional competition,” says Mrs. Cheryl Nowak who coaches the team along with Ms. Brigette Brankin and Fr. Arnold Perham, CSV. They follow in the footsteps of last year’s oralists, Orest Byskosh ‘17 and Patrick Harris ‘17, who won the state title.

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