One of our most valued community members, our alumni demonstrate their leadership, stewardship and community spirit as they graduate from 8th grade and move on to navigate high school, college and beyond. If you have contact information or know of a graduate that would like to participate in our Alumni section please contact Dil Dybas
Where Are They Now?
May 18th 2018
PCCS Class of 2013 Update
Taylor Lipinski (2013) was awarded an Irish fellowship for her sophomore year at Hastings, College in Hastings Nebraska. HERE is more information about her award.
May 11th 2018
Class of 2014 Update
Drayce Adams will be heading to Valparaiso University in the fall to study Biomedical Engineering with a double major in Biology and minor in Neuroscience–a doable schedule because of the Spanish language dual credit he got at CLC over one summer plus many degree-applicable credits from the 12 AP exams in total he has taken/will take. His career goal is to develop technologies that improve the lives of those with Autism and other related Neurological disorders.
Annika Johnson will be attending Palm Beach Atlantic University as a Hospitality Management major in hopes of working for Disney Resorts. In High School, she was a 4-year member & senior captain of the Varsity golf team as well as a member of NHS & a Cum Laude Scholar. She also continued to participate in CYT musical productions. She feels so blessed for the education & friends she had at PCCS. Good luck to everyone as they begin this new chapter of their life!
Following graduation from Carmel Catholic High School, Eddie Reidy will be heading to Iowa State University to study business. Many thanks to PCCS for doing such an incredible job preparing Eddie for high school, college, and beyond. Go Cyclones!
PCCS Class of 2011 Update
Logan Adams (20111) completed his Associates degree at CLC last December and began his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at SIU-Carbondale in January. He will likely graduate May 2020.
Sarah Johns (2011) is graduating from Colorado State University with a Biology degree (botany concentration). She will be starting graduate school at UW Madison in the fall, pursuing a PhD in Botany. Her love of plants goes back to her days at PCCS!
Emma Mitchiner (2011) will be a senior at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in the fall and is just finishing a 15 country semester abroad now.
PCCS Class of 2015 National Honor Society Inductees
Grayslake Central High School–Claire Andersen, Alex Berry, Mali Chiodi, Peder Harvey, Greta Ruhlmann, Maya Schnitzler
Warren Township High School–Matthew Duray, Rebecca Dybas, Maia Russell, Jayel Versoza
May 2018 Our PCCS Class of 2014 is on the move!
Kyle Barhorst will be attending CU-Boulder in the fall where he has received the Chancellor’s Scholarship. He will be majoring in Business at the Leeds School of Business. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and most recently was selected as the Illinois VFW Scout of the Year and now advances to national competition.
Kaitlyn J Coonan will graduate from GCHS Cum Laude and a member of the National Honor Society. A 4-year Varsity track member, Katie will begin college fall of 2018 at Marquette University in the Business Honors program. She is interested in Environmental planning. Her education at PCCS helped direct her on her desired educational path.
Jennifer Fuentes will be attending Amherst in the fall of this year.
Kendall G. will be going on to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA, to study Forensic Chemistry. Her family thinks she fell in love with Virginia on the Virginia Trip with Mr. Habel, Mrs. Flaig and Mrs. Jackson — so she’s very excited about attending college there. Kendall was named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist, placing her in the top 1% of test-takers in the nation. GCHS Class of 2018 has 4 semi-finalists, 2 of them from PCCS! As a result, she’s been awarded significant academic scholarships and a place in the Honors College at VCU. We credit her time at PCCS to preparing her so well for high school at Grayslake Central and for college and beyond. We are so grateful for PCCS and the experience our family had there. Our thanks to the amazing staff!
Jacqueline Goldman will be attending The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh receiving a Titan National Scholar Award. She is currently in talks with the Head Coach of the Women’s Swim Team as she is considering joining the Titan Swim Team.
Evan Johns will be attending Northwestern University next year, majoring in Mechanical engineering. He is the salutatorian at GCHS.
Shane Jung will be attending the University of Minnesota in the fall where he will study Math, Physics, or Astronomy. He was invited to be part of the Honors Program there. He was a National Merit Finalist.
Charles Mitchiner will be attending University of Colorado-Boulder in the fall. Charlie wants to help create the future of cars as automobiles become computers. He’ll be combining his love of technology, aesthetic design and automotive with 300 days of sunshine in Boulder.
Mariam Tolba had a wonderful four years at Libertyville High School. She accomplished a lot during these four years that made us very proud of her. Mariam founded and was the president of the UNICEF club at her high school. Mariam also won the 2018 Illinois principal association student recognition award. She is also NCWIT (National center of women and information technology) national honorable mention and regional winner. Mariam was also the student of the year 2016 nominee of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mariam is planning to attend Northwestern University this fall to study Computer Science.
Joseph Tomei will be graduating from Warren Township High School with the following distinctions: Summa Cum Laude; AP Scholar with Distinction; 2018/2019 Illinois State Scholar; National Honor Society Member; Spanish National Honor Society Member; North Suburban Athletic Leadership Team Member. He has also been been active in the following leadership and community programs throughout his 4 years of high school: Four year lacrosse goalie for Warren Township High School; Co-founder of Warren’s Healthy Devils Wellness Program; Founder of Lax-It-Forward (used lacrosse equipment donation program for Chicago inner city at risk youth); NICASA Teen Court Member. In the fall, he will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He has been accepted into the James Scholar Honors Program as well as the Ignite Undergraduate Research Program.
February 2018 Congratulations to PCCS Alum Collin Patrick (Class of ’14). At National Signing Day yesterday, Collin signed on to play football at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Congratulations to Collin!
September 2017 Kendall Gehring and Shane Jung, PCCS Class of 2014 Alumni, are among 16,000 students across the country who are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to them on this high honor!
August 2017 PCCS Class of 2014 Alum Collin Patrick demonstrated his commitment to his community and to service in July, when part of his high school campus at Warren Township High School was in danger of flooding. Click HERE for a video documenting his efforts.