Woodlawn’s renaissance: Chicago neighborhood poised to bloom in time for Obama Presidential Center
A South Side community is working to pull itself up by its bootstraps. Residents are coming together to design a 20-year plan that is already reducing crime and is expected to attract new business, investment and new residents just in time for the arrival of the Obama Presidential Center. Residents of Woodlawn say they’re in the midst of a renaissance.
McNamara ’17 to follow in family’s footsteps at U of I
As we near the end of the year, Mount Carmel seniors are tasked with deciding what their future will hold after graduation. Students have a variety of options, such as staying in-state at a four-year institution, traveling to a different state and getting farther away from home, or starting at a local community college as a more affordable way to complete general requirements. Tim McNamara, who grew up in Beverly, has chosen the first option.
Seven advance in Chicago History Fair competition
Each year, every Mount Carmel junior enrolled in U.S. History is required to develop a project for the Chicago Metro History Fair. This year, 20 of those projects advanced to the regional competition at the Illinois Institute of Technology on March 11. Of those 20 projects, seven were chosen to advance to the next round of competition: Anthony Morales and Kendall Nichols advanced in the documentary category; Zachary Pasciak and Zachary Styka advanced in the research paper category; and Ryan Foley, Jordan Patterson, and Edward Carter advanced in the exhibits category.
Mount Carmel High School raises over $143K for St. Baldrick's
Another ceremony last week at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago celebrated the donation of more than $143,000 to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, making Mount Carmel the highest-donating high school for the event in Chicago. "Mount Carmel has participated in the St. Baldrick's fundraiser for the past 10 years to help raise money for children's cancer research," said director of student activities Sean Sweany, who was one of 42 volunteers to have his head shaved. "Our participation is especially meaningful as several members of the MC family have battled cancer over the last several years. There has always been a great outpouring of support from the Mount Carmel community and we are grateful for everyone's hard work."

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Follett Book Buy Back for Freshmen - Juniors (11:30 AM to 1:30 PM)
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Barraco's Fundraiser