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2018

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  • Jacobs' slow start elevates the Caravan soccer; cruises to a 3-0 win

    The Caravan (3-1-1) launched a furious onslaught after the opening whistle.  "Mount Carmel has some very talented players, and a very good keeper, but we didn't play very well in that first half, especially after that missed PK which we never really recovered from," said Brice, who came over from Prairie Ridge to run the Jacobs program.  Read more about the Caravan victory here at The Daily Herald.
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  • Wearing Alek Thomas' old number, Tony Livermore shines in Mount Carmel's loss to Maine South

    Mount Carmel junior Tony Livermore switched his number to 27 this season to follow in the footsteps of his friend Alek Thomas, who starred for the Caravan while wearing that number on the football field.  Thomas is now a professional baseball player in the Arizona Diamondbacks system, while Livermore is taking on many of his football roles with Mount Carmel, playing receiver and running back and returning kicks.  Read more about Livermore's big game here at the Daily Southtown.
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  • First one done: Jordan Lynch wins coaching debut as Mount Carmel overwhelms Hope

    Jordan Lynch has been here before. So has junior kick returner Eddie McGee.

    Lynch returned to the scene of his college success for his debut as Mount Carmel’s coach and picked up another win Saturday afternoon at Northern Illinois’ Huskie Stadium with a 42-7 decision over Hope Academy in the High School Kickoff Classic.  Read more about the football team's opener here at the Daily Southtown.
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  • Lynch coaches Mount Carmel to win in Huskie Stadium return

    DeKALB – Jordan Lynch was back at Huskie Stadium.

    Back where he led the Huskies to a 24-4 record. Back where he put up numbers that made him a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2013. Back where he led the Huskies to the Orange Bowl after the 2012 season.  At the helm of his high school alma mater in his first game as a head coach, he said none of that mattered as Mount Carmel beat Chicago Hope Academy, 42-7, on Saturday.  Read more about Lynch's return to NIU here at The Daily Chronicle.
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  • Mount Carmel’s Eddie McGee, Rad Premovic help Jordan Lynch earn first coaching win

    DEKALB—It seemed like the perfect setup: new Mount Carmel coach Jordan Lynch making his debut at NIU’s Huskie Stadium. This is where he played his college football, where he became a Heisman trophy finalist.

    But Lynch didn’t have time for all that sentimentality after the No. 19 Caravan beat Hope Academy 42-7 in Kick Off Classic on Saturday.  Read more about the game here at Chicago Sun-Times Sports.
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  • In-Depth with Brad Byrd: the life of Patrick Savage, MC Class of '62

    Earlier this month, MC alumnus Patrick Savage '62 passed away and his legacy was honored and discussed on In-Depth with Brad Byrd.  View the video piece here.
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  • Mount Carmel superstar Alek Thomas ready to make MLB dream come true

    CHICAGO - The biggest day of Alek Thomas' life is less than a month away, but the 18-year-old is trying his best to focus on the present.  "Just worrying about playing the game, what's now, not what’s June 4th," Thomas said.  Read and see more of Thomas' interview here.
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  • MOUNT CARMEL’S VEX ROBOTICS TEAM ACHIEVES MAJOR SUCCESS IN ITS FIRST YEAR

    (Chicago, IL) – What began as a side interest in computer programming for a few Mount Carmel students turned into two championship trophies for Mount Carmel’s VEX Robotics team, Caravan Robotics.  “In January, we purchased some VEX Robotics equipment for our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Lab, and the students decided to form a robotics team,” said Dr. Michael Rodgers, Mount Carmel technology teacher and mentor for the Caravan Robotics team.
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  • Christian Searles 2014 earns invitation to Redskins rookie minicamp

    Searles was Dayton’s MVP as a senior last fall. He’s the only player in Pioneer Football League history to win five all-conference honors. He was honored as a cornerback in his last three seasons and as a kick returner in 2015 and 2017.  Read more about Searles' gamplay at the University of Dayton here.
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  • Mount Carmel alums eye NFL

    2014 graduates Steven Richardson and Christian Searles have both received invites to join NFL Rookie Mini Camps signing undrafted free agent contracts.  Richardson will make his way out to Los Angeles with the Chargers while Searles heads out east with the Washington Redskins.  Read more about the former back-to-back state champion players here at The Beverly Review.
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  • Valentine, Vrechek recognized during National Volunteer Week

    April 15-21 is National Volunteer Recognition Week, and an appropriate time to recognize the many volunteers who support Mount Carmel High School.

    In particular, we wish to highlight two men who have contributed hundreds of hours of service to our students and school over the course of many years.


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  • Students step into national walkout

    Mount Carmel High School was among many local schools that participated in National Walkout Day on March 14, as thousands of students exited thier schools to protest gun violence.  The day of protest came a month after 17 students and staff were shot and killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.  Read more about how other schools participated in the walkout here at The Beverly Review.
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  • Eric Correa ends Mount Carmel career with third state diving medal

    (Chicago, IL) -- Eric Correa has come a long way, literally and figuratively, since he began diving five years ago.  The Mount Carmel senior, who lives in Dyer, Ind., has a long commute to and from school as well as to his training, because the school does not have a pool suitable for his sport.  Read more about Correa's state run here at The Daily Southtown.
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  • High school students sought to take annual Polar Plunge through Ald. O'Shea Challenge

    For the second year in a row, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea has challenged sports teams from several high schools to participate in the 18th annual Chicago Polar Plunge, which will be held on Sunday, March 4, at North Avenue Beach. The Chicago Polar Plunge benefits the 7,500 athletes of the Special Olympics Chicago program.  Read more about the challenge here at The Beverly Review.
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  • MC Grad LtCol Kenneth B. Petersen, USMC to be recognized on Smithosian Air and Space Museum Wall of Honor

    LtCol Kenneth B. Petersen, USMC will be recognized on the Smithosian Air and Space Museum Wall of Honor for his tremedous service with our armed forces along with his incredible work with engineering and aviation.  Read more about Petersen here.
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  • Priestly Ordination of Matthew Gummess, OCarm.

    Fr. Matthew Gummess was Ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 in the Parish Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Chicago, Illinois. On Sunday, he celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in his home Parish of St. Patrick in Joliet, Illinois.  Read more about Fr. Gummess' ordination here.
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  • Second effort: Ex-gymnast Eric Correa of Mount Carmel now stars in another sport

    When Mount Carmel senior Eric Correa was growing up, diving wasn't even on his radar.  Correa figured his future was in gymnastics. He trained with the Olympic Development Program and was a star on the trampoline, competing in several junior national championship tournaments.  Read more about Correa's journey here at the Daily Southtown.
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  • Eric Correa looks to make history as school’s first four-time sectional champion diver

    This Saturday will be just like any ordinary dive meet for Eric Correa. However, it’s a huge moment history as he seeks to become a four-time sectional champion this weekend at UIC for the IHSA sectionals dive meet.  Read more of Senior Rogelio Guitierrez's piece here at The Caravan online newspaper.
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  • On newsstands now! Read the latest edition of Carmel Life online!

    Read Mount Carmel's alumni magazine, online! Find out about student success stories, catch up with classmates through Class Notes, and read about successful events throughout the year. Click here to read the latest edition.
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  • CARAVAN ROBOTICS TEAM INTERVIEWED BY CHICAGO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TODAY

    Dr. Rodgers, Marty Spring 2018 and Tom Dart 2018 from the Caravan Robotics team are interviewed by Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz following their VEX Tournament Championship. The interview starts around the 20-minute mark in the program. Click here to listen. Catholic Schools Today is a program highlighting the successes of Archdiocesan schools.
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  • Chris Chelios named Assistant Head Coach for USA Men's Hockey

    Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios, who attended Mount Carmel High School and spent nine seasons with the Blackhawks, will be an assistant coach, his first time in such a role with an Olympic team.  Chelios played in four Winter Olympics and was captain of the U.S. team that finished second in 2002 in Salt Lake City.  Read more about the U.S. Olympic hockey addtions here.
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  • FORMER HEISMAN FINALIST JORDAN LYNCH NAMED HEAD COACH OF MOUNT CARMEL FOOTBALL

    Former Heisman Trophy finalist and Canadian Football League Grey Cup champion Jordan Lynch was named the new head football coach for Mount Carmel High School today.  A Mount Greenwood native and 2009 graduate of Mount Carmel, Lynch succeeds Frank Lenti, the school’s previous head coach of 34 years and also the winningest coach in Illinois high school football.
     
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