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2024

  • May

    Senior Earns Prestigious National Merit Scholarship

    Peter McLeod graduated with the rest of his classmates on Monday, but he’s not yet done earning awards. This week, he learned he had advanced from being a National Merit Finalist to a National Merit Scholar.
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  • Graduation Recap: Celebrating the Saint Viator Class of 2024

    Saint Viator High School’s 61st Commencement was held Monday, May 20, with 182 graduates celebrating in Cahill Gym. 
     
    “The Class of 2024 is a truly remarkable group of young women and men. They are intellectually inspired, extremely talented, ready to serve, faith-filled, wonderfully accomplished, and fully engaged in the Viatorian mission,” said Chief Administrator Fr. Tom von Behren, C.S.V. 
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  • Saint Viator Announces Underclass Awards

    Saint Viator High School hosted its inaugural Underclass Awards Ceremony today, Monday, May 20. Highlights from this morning’s ceremony included the presentation of department and volunteer service awards. The ceremony was capped off with the announcement of the Heart of the Class Award winners. The Heart of the Class Award recognizes the student(s) who live out the Saint Viator spirit daily in the classroom, independent of their grades, and make outstanding positive contributions to the classroom atmosphere.

    The Saint Viator administration, faculty, and staff is proud of the individual and collective student accomplishments both in and out of the classroom during the 2023-24 academic year.
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  • Jillian Bollard (pictured with teammates) committed to playing softball at Illinois Wesleyan University.

    Athletes Sign Letters of Intent at Spring Signing Day

    At Friday’s Spring Signing Day, Athletic Director Jason Kuffel described the field of student athletes as “small but mighty.”
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  • Class of 2024 Senior Awards

    This past Friday, the Saint Viator community gathered to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our Saint Viator Class of 2024 students. They have thrived in the classroom, in faith and service, in athletics and the arts, and as a community. Collectively, we recognize their capacity for critical thinking, leadership, commitment to service, thirst for knowledge, and the manner in which they have upheld the tradition of Saint Viator High School. 

    Click "Read More" to find a listing of various honors and awards.
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  • Finals Schedule for Second Semester 2024

    Click "Read More" to view the complete schedule of second semester final exams, beginning Monday, May 20.
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  • April

    Elizabeth Schermerhorn ’27

    Freshman Recognized in Mental Health America Essay Contest

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Schermerhorn ’27 whose submission to Mental Health America of the Northern Suburbs’ 2024 Essay and Multimedia Contest was selected for the Founder's Award!

    The annual MHANS contest is open to students around Chicago’s northern suburbs. This year’s theme focused on social media and its impact on mental health and relationships.
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  • Excitement and Energy Fill the Room at 18th Annual Night of the Lion Fundraiser

    “The word of the night is ‘new.’ New President, new optimism, new chapter in the history of Saint Viator High School.” That’s how Nick Papanicholas '97 described the energy and excitement that filled the room Saturday at the 18th annual Night of the Lion Fundraiser.
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  • Thomas Bollard '26 and Joe Kaiser '26

    Theater Students Inspired After Working with UPS for Downs Actors

    Sophomores Thomas Bollard and Joe Kaiser already are veterans in Saint Viator’s theater productions, but for the last six months they have volunteered as student directors with another theater group: UPS for Downs, or United Parental Support for Down Syndrome.
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  • Tara Jennings ’21

    Saint Viator Alumna Published in National Medical Journal

    Tara Jennings ’21 endured all of the changes to daily life – and school life – as a result of COVID-19, but now as a budding scientist she has the chance to impact future outbreaks.

    Tara is a co-author of a paper published in the Journal of Immunity and Ageing. Its research explores COVID-19 and its effects on the innate immune system, especially in older adults.
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  • March

    National Honor Society Inducts 51 New Members

    Saint Viator welcomed 51 new inductees to the National Honor Society on Thursday night. More than just an honor roll, the National Honor Society honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These students have maintained a minimum cumulative average of 4.0.
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  • Sam Hargadon ’24 with Cardinal Blase Cupich and other teen leaders at the Catholic Youth Climate Summit last month.

    Senior Works to Address Climate Change

    Sam Hargadon ’24 thought of his backpacking trip through the rugged wilderness at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, as a thrilling high adventure. But it turned out to be life changing, convincing Sam about the urgent need to conserve the environment.
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  • Ryan Aiello

    New President Named at Saint Viator High School

    The Board of Governors of Saint Viator High School announced the appointment of Ryan Aiello as the school’s next president effective July 1, 2024. Beginning in July, Mr. Aiello will spend the next several months working closely with Rev. Thomas von Behren, C.S.V., Saint Viator’s Chief Administrator, to facilitate a smooth transition.
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  • Meet the Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Co-Salutatorians

    The Class of 2024 is a high achieving one, by any measure. Seniors include four National Merit Finalists, 10 National Merit Commended Scholars, three who earned perfect ACT scores, to name just a few of their many academic accomplishments.

    So, it should come as no surprise that in announcing the class valedictorian and salutatorian, it resulted in a tie. Carmela Martinez was named valedictorian while David Koziol and Clare McDonough both were named salutatorians.
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  • Clockwise: John Hutchison, Peter McLeod, Omar Salinas, and Sophia Stuber

    Four Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

    In a rare achievement, this year’s senior class contains four National Merit Finalists. Principal Jon Baffico made the announcement when he learned the four had advanced from National Merit Semi-Finalists, which was announced last fall, to National Merit Finalists and are now able to compete for a National Merit Scholarship.

    These high achieving students are John Hutchinson, Peter McLeod, Omar Salinas, and Sophia Stuber.
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  • Michael O'Connor,  National Honor Society Scholarship recipient

    Senior Earns National Honor Society Scholarship

    Since 1946, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has awarded more than $23 million in scholarships to outstanding National Honor Society seniors. This year, NASSP is awarding $2 million in scholarships to 575 students around the country — and a Saint Viator senior is among them.

    Michael O’Connor ’24 learned last month that he had earned one of the National Honor Society scholarships. He was recognized virtually in a national Zoom call on Feb. 28.
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  • February

    Girls’ Basketball Team Has Cinderella Run in IHSA Playoffs

    The odds were stacked against them. When the girls’ basketball team entered post season play, they entered the regional semi-final as the No. 10 seed — with a record of 7-24 — facing No. 5 Wheaton Academy. No problem, the Lions were not intimidated. They cruised to a 43-29 win.
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  • Easter Egg Hunt Returns Sunday, March 10

    It may only be the Second Week of Lent, but we know Easter will be here before we know it!

    Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 10, when our annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to Cahill Gym! It's a fun and festive afternoon for children ages 8 and under. Admission is $5 at the door.
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  • Important Message Regarding Saint Viator High School Leadership

    Greetings during this holy season of Lent. I write to inform you in my capacity as the Chairman of the Board of Governors for Saint Viator High School and Provincial for the Clerics of St. Viator. My friend and the President of the School, Rev. Daniel Lydon, C.S.V., requested that he be allowed to begin his retirement early and leave before the end of the academic year. After due consideration, the Board of Governors granted his request. Fr. Lydon will continue his priestly ministry and enjoy some well-deserved rest at the Viatorian's house in Bourbonnais, Illinois, before taking his sabbatical. All of us are deeply grateful to Fr. Lydon for his three years of dedicated work on behalf of the families, students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Saint Viator High School.
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  • Senior Vitalii Strutynskyi (78) on the ice for Saint Viator Hockey

    International Student Continues to Thrive at Saint Viator

    Saint Viator hockey plays in the first round of the state playoffs on Saturday, as part of the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois State Championship series. The No. 6 seeded Lions will take on the No. 28 seed, St. Rita High School, at 5:20 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Ice Arena.
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  • Casey '06 and Kathleen Corrigan '06 Lynde

    Valentine's Day 2024: Celebrating Saint Viator Sweethearts

    Did you know there are currently 280+ living Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary alumni couples? In honor of Valentine's Day today, we are spotlighting a handful of sweethearts and their love stories.
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  • Athletes Sign Letters of Intent at Winter Signing Day

    A standing room only crowd filled the Academic Commons Wednesday, to cheer on student athletes committing to play at the next level. Teammates, coaches and family members all packed the place for Winter Signing Day, when athletes sign letters of intent to continue their sport at the college level.

    At this signing day ceremony – the second of three this year – five athletes took their seats at the signing table. Their sports ran the gamut, from baseball, basketball and football, to hockey and swimming. 
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  • January

    Anastasia Papaioannou ‘25

    Junior Part of First Group of Ella French Scholars

    Anastasia Papaioannou ‘25 was featured Wednesday on the Steve Cochran Show on WLS-AM 890 as the “Kid of the Week.” She stood out as being among the first group of Chicago area students to receive a scholarship created in memory of fallen Chicago Police officer, Ella French.
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  • "Little Shop of Horrors" Gives Audiences Frightful Delights at Saint Viator High School

    Over the many decades that Saint Viator High School has produced popular musicals, its students have never performed in a sci-fi smash hit, until now.

    For the first time, Saint Viator presents Little Shop of Horrors, a rock musical that debuted in 1982 and is currently running Off-Broadway starring a rotating cast of celebrities. Performances take place Feb. 1-4.
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  • Saint Viator Earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    For the fifth consecutive year, Saint Viator High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award. This year, we were recognized for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles, having previously been honored for the same in AP Computer Science A. 
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  • eLearning Day / Athletic & Co-curricular Activities Canceled - Friday, January 12

    Due to inclement weather and for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, Saint Viator High School will switch to eLearning tomorrow, Friday, January 12. The building will be closed.
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  • "Little Shop of Horrors" Tickets Now Available

    Purchase tickets to next month's 58th annual winter musical, "Little Shop of Horrors" here. Performances will be held Thursday, February 1, through Sunday, February 4, in Jeuck Auditorium.
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Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.