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Monday, March 23, 2015
Mount Carmel H.S. participates in the challenge for the St. Baldrick’s
Nearly 100 local schools participate to raise money and awareness for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Mount Carmel High School joins nearly 100 other local schools to participate in this year’s Chicago Area Schools Challenge for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation! In 2014, Mount Carmel was the nation’s top high school for total fundraising for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer grants worldwide. Mount Carmel will host a St. Baldrick’s Brave the Shave event on St Patrick’s Day, March 17, with nearly 60 shavees aiming to meet a fundraising goal of $220,000. Students will participate in games and competitions while St. Baldrick’s fundraisers have their heads shaved. The event takes place at 6410 S. Dante Avenue. Read the whole article here. 


Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Mount Carme to host annual "Magic of Motown" fashion show, luncheon
Mount Carmel High School will host The Magic of MCTOWN, its annual mothers’ club fashion show and luncheon, on Sunday, March 22, at Georgio’s Banquets, 8800 W. 159th St., in Orland Park. The cocktail reception will begin at noon and luncheon at 1 p.m. with the fashion show to follow.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Lynch still has high hopes for career
The way Jordan Lynch sees it, his football career is far from over.The former St. Christina Elementary School and Mt. Carmel High School star earned a shot with the Chicago Bears last summer, but the National Football League team cut him before the start of the season.Now, Lynch has signed with the Edmonton Eskimos, a member of the Canadian Football League. After an incredible college career playing quarterback for Northern Illinois University (NIU), during which he was a finalist for the 2013 Heisman Trophy, given to the best player in the country, he’s determined the best is yet to come.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Mount Carmel Diver Correa makes program history

Correa became the first diver in Mount Carmel program history to advance to the state meet and won plenty of hardware along the way. “He’s the first diver ever, and we don’t know when the last time a swimmer made it to state. It’s unbelievable. I don’t think we’ve even processed the whole thing yet,” said Mount Carmel swimming Coach Tina Grunauer. “Just being here and being able to put Mount Carmel on the map is huge. It’s an amazing experience for Eric. Being a freshman and competing against juniors and seniors is huge.”




Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Study trip offers Mount Carmel alumnus Sam De Cero '13 unique experiences
Biology major Sam De Cero received the experience of a lifetime when he traveled to Costa Rica with Carthage College from Kenosha, Wisc. The Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica study tour in January immersed students in the tropical ecosystems and inhabitants of the country for 10 days. De Cero visited the indigenous community of Maleku, and toured an organic farm, a chocolate plantation, a hot spring, and a coffee plantation. He climbed volcanoes Vulcan Poas and Vulcan Arenal, as well as Monteverde, a cloud forest 1,600 meters above sea level.


Skating with Blackhawks Koroll and Mulvey
To kick off the NK Memorial Fundraiser, Mulvey and Koroll will each captain a team in the Southside All-Stars Hockey Game, which will begin at 5 p.m. Teams will be made up of alumni players from St. Laurence, Marist, Mt. Carmel, St. Rita and other southside high school teams along with alumni players from St. Jude and the Chicago Hawks.


Friday, March 06, 2015
Father Gavin Quinn to Celebrate 50th Anniversary as Ordained Carmelite Priest
From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, Father Gavin will be honored at a parish celebration recognizing his 50-year milestone as an ordained priest with the Carmelite Catholic Order. More than 200 parish volunteers will assist with the event, coming together as a community to honor a man of long-held distinction. The day lines up closely to the day he was ordained – March 6, 1965, at the Basilica of Queen of All Saints in Chicago.


Thursday, March 05, 2015
Sandburg ends successful year for Mount Carmel
The banged-up wrestlers for the Caravan gave it their all before falling 39-27. The loss ended a successful season that featured a fourth consecutive Chicago Catholic League crown and regional championship.Mt. Carmel wrestling Coach John Kading said his squad is impressive.“I couldn’t be prouder of them,” said Kading. “What we asked them to do as a coaching staff—with early practices and what we put them through—they are warriors. More importantly, we wanted to build character, and the kids are doing it. I’m real happy with all of these guys.”


Monday, March 02, 2015
Mount Carmel grad Bobby Walsh a presence at net for Lewis volleyball
During his first two seasons, Bobby Walsh was a good middle blocker for the Lewis University men's volleyball team. But this year, he has been one of the best in the country at the net for the No. 2 Flyers (11-1). "We knew he had the ability we were just waiting for him to take that next step both in his blocking and his attacking," Lewis coach Dan Friend said. "We believe he has the ability to continue to dominate and be one of the best middles in the country."


Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Beverly Review: State wrestling results
Mt. Carmel sophomore Kaleb Guzior (sixth at 113), St. Rita junior Jake Silzer (third at 120), Br. Rice senior Julian Blanco (fourth at 126), Marist senior Nick Gasbarro (fifth at 145), Mt. Carmel sophomore David Riojas (sixth at 160) also reached the podium.


Sandburg rolls by Mount Carmel into state quarterfinals
Mount Carmel heavyweight Mathew Reyes cut Sandburg's lead 14-12 with a fall, but that would be as close as the Caravan (19-2) would get." I feel like my season isn't over yet because I have a lot more to work on," Reyes said. "I plan on wrestling a lot this offseason."


Beverly Review: Families maintain mission to fight pediatric cancer

Too many local families have lost children to pediatric brain cancer, but on Feb. 22, two families showed again just how much they’re fighting back in efforts to raise funds and awareness about the disease.  “You can be a part of something that’s going to make a difference,” said Dominic Antonietti, a Mt. Carmel student who put together the video during his lunch periods. “The best part’s going to be watching the difference start to be made, even when it starts with awareness. So this video that we’re doing, if it does blow up, like we’re hoping it will, it’s going to be very rewarding because everyone on the board has really put in a lot of time and effort. … Making this difference is the best part.”




Friday, February 20, 2015
Dan Hogan named to 2014-2015 IHSA All-State Academic Team
"This group is the best of the best,” said Lambert “They embody the IHSA’s mission, excelling in the classroom, in addition to the multiple sports and activities that they participate in. It really is an accomplishment just to be nominated for this award, and I hope the schools and communities that had winners are as proud of this accomplishment as we are to have these young people represent the IHSA.”


Thursday, February 19, 2015
Mount Carmel and Link Alum, Michael Reid, thrives at Harvard
"The potential for greatness lives within each of us." -Wilma Rudolph. Wilma Rudolph was on to something! Her truth was reinforced recently when I met LINK alumnus Michael Reid. The youngest of 4 siblings born to immigrant parents, Michael blazed a trail from Dolton, Illinois to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is a freshman at Harvard University, earning an impressive 3.6 GPA and concurrently managing a business on campus with over 30 employees. Yes, he's a freshman!



Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Daily Southtown area sports roundup
Mount Carmel 60, St. Laurence 42: Jake Rhode provided a game-leading 26 points to pace visiting Mount Carmel (7-17, 3-8) in the Catholic League North.


Monday, February 09, 2015
Michael Koehler '56, grandson of Jim Thorpe, dies at 76
Michael D. Koehler was the grandson of one of America's greatest athletes, Jim Thorpe, and as a high school football star faced the inevitable comparisons.As an All-American fullback for Mount Carmel High School who later played for the University of Nebraska, Mr. Koehler's connection to Thorpe was frequently mentioned in newspaper stories.


Wednesday, February 04, 2015
11th Ward Candidate John Kozlar: Ambition, Not Experience, is key in Race
The first time John Kozlar ran for 11th Ward alderman in 2011, his campaign budget was all of $520, enough to pay for 150 yard signs and some fliers. This time around, the 26-year-old law student has a larger (but still modest) war chest, a centralized campaign office and a small army of 70 volunteers evangelizing his mission of "togetherness."


Minnesota Golden Gophers 2015 defensive linemen report Steven Richardson
Projected Starters: The Gophers return redshirt senior Theiren Cockran (Homestead High School/Homestead, Fla.) and sophomore Steven Richardson (Mt. Carmel High School/Chicago, Ill.) from most starting lineups last season. Richardson moved into the starting lineup when redshirt junior Scott Ekpe (Lewisville High School/Lewisville, Texas) suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener. Along with Cockran, Richardson and Ekpe, the Gophers are likely to start junior Hank Ekpe (Lewisville High School/Lewisville, Texas). He is the younger brother of Scott. Hank was the top reserve at the now vacant starting defensive end position in the bowl game. He started in the position in the second game of the season.


Monday, February 02, 2015
St. Joseph comes up big on defense in second half
For the better part of 2 ½ quarters, St. Joseph struggled against Mount Carmel.The Chargers were committing sloppy turnovers and allowing the Caravan easy shots. It was not the way the players had expected their Senior Night.After a Chargers' timeout with 4:22 left in the third and the game tied at 34, they stepped up their defensive pressure.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Caravan: Corea smashes Argo Invite dive record
As a diver at a school with no diving board, freshman Eric Correa has been feeling a little overlooked.  “When people say we don’t have a diving team, I respond with ‘well now we do.’ ” After demolishing the record in diving at the Argo Invitational on Saturday, December 13, he’s not likely to be overlooked anymore. 


  
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