Monday, September 17, 2012
This year's Homecoming theme is 'There's No Place Like Home.'
Benet Academy will be celebrating Homecoming with a week of activities and events for students, faculty/staff and alumni. The theme for Homecoming this year is “There’s No Place Like Home.” Homecoming week is Monday, September 17 through Saturday, September 22. Schedule of Events Feel Good Friday (Slop Day) *The above information was provided via a media announcement from Benet Academy. Don't want to miss out on District 99 news? Sign up for the Woodridge Patch or Darien Patch newsletter, and like Darien Patch and Woodridge Patch on Facebook.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Benet Academy had a 6-3 comeback victory over Downers Grove North Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
See "All the King's Women" April 26-29.
Benet Academy will present an Elvis Presley-inspired production this weekend with a Woodridge resident working behind-the-scenes. "All the King's Women" by Luigi Jannuzzi tells the story of Elvis Presley through the eyes of 16 women. It's "a fast-paced series of comedic plays and monologues based on the life of Elvis Presley, from Tupelo Mississippi where 11-year-old Elvis wanted a BB Gun instead of a guitar, to the Steve Allen Show," according to a school release, "from President Richard Nixon’s office to Andy Warhol’s studio, from Cadillac Salesmen, to Graceland guards. This is a touching, bring-the-family comedy with a heart that captures the effects that fame, generosity & just being a nice guy can bring to others!” Kenzie Franklin…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thirty-nine students were recognized for academic excellence.
Thirty-nine Benet Academy students from Woodridge made third quarter honor roll. Eighteen made first honors, which requires an academic average between 92 and 100 percent. Twenty-one students made second honors, which requires an academic average between 85 and 91 percent. First Honors Seniors: Kristen Esperanza, Quinton Franklin, John Okrzesik, Dominique Vittori Juniors: Christine Farolan, Madeline Gilleran, Julianne Iandoli, Rory Johnson, Christopher Menich, Claire O’Sullivan, Nicolette Sliwa Sophomores: Caitlin Finan, Alicia Krebs, Patrick O’Donnell, Amanda Taylor, Margaret Wilhelm, Patrick Wisdom, Simone Ymson Second Honors Seniors: Kerri Albert, Jamei Borges, Robert Daradar, Alexa Nakutis Juniors: Celine Baticados, Jonathan De Asis, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Fifteen students from Woodridge made first honors; 26 students from Woodridge made second honors.
Forty-one Woodridge students have been recognized on Benet Academy's first semestr honor roll. Fifteen made first honors, which requires an academic average between 92 and 100 percent. Twenty-six students made second honors, which requires an academic average between 85 and 91 percent. First Honors Seniors: Kristen Esperanza, Quinton Franklin, John Okrzesik, Dominique Vittori Juniors: Christine Farolan, Madeline Gilleran, Julianne Iandoli, Christopher Menich, Claire O’Sullivan, Nicolette Sliwa Sophomores: Caitlin Finan, Amanda Taylor, Margaret Wilhelm, Patrick Wisdom, Simone Ymson Second Honors Seniors: Jamei Borges, Robert Cohoon, Daniel Coleman, Robert Daradar, Jack Iandoli, Connor Keegan, Alexa Nakutis Juniors: Celine Baticados, …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Jamei Borges of Woodridge will play soccer for Saint Louis University.
Five Benet Academy students signed letters of intent to play their specific sport in college. Jamei Borges of Woodridge will play soccer for St. Louis University. Catherine Caniglia of Naperville will play soccer for Miami University in Ohio. Rachel Lovely of Aurora will play soccer at High Point University. Allison Pavlik of Aurora will swim for Bowling Green State University and Benjamin Kucera of Burr Ridge will play soccer for Creighton University.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Four Benet students from Woodridge received honors for their scores on AP tests last spring.
Four students at Benet Academy from Woodridge have earned AP Scholar Awards based on their AP test scores from last spring. The scores are graded out of 5. Roy Taylor qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Elaine Krebs was recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor, earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Timothy Menich and Katie Ortman were recognized as AP Scholars by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. Only 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP exams …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Benet Academy girls cross country team qualified for the 3A State Cross Country meet by taking fifth at the sectional meet on Saturday.
The Benet Academy girls cross country team qualified for the 3A State Cross Country meet on Saturday. The team took fifth at the 3A sectional meet. Benet is the only private school to qualify for state in the 3A class, according to Coach Scott Brooks. It is the 10th time in the program's history that the team has qualified for state. The last time Benet qualified was 2008. Benet's top finisher at sectionals was Junior Audrey Blazek, who took 19th with a time of 17:47. These are the rest of Benet's results:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Downers Grove resident Nora Young is one of many tall, talented seniors fueling Benet's state title quest.
With an unprecedented eight players who stand 6-foot or taller, the Benet Academy girls volleyball team literally towers over its opponents. The Redwings hope to use that height in their quest to win their first state championship. That drive begins Tuesday when Benet hosts either Joliet West or Plainfield East in the playoff opener. Benet (32-3) is the top seed at the Class 4A West Aurora Sectional and is hosting a regional for the first time. “It’s definitely a unique situation to be as tall as we are,” Benet coach Brad Baker said. “We feel very lucky and we try to take advantage of it.” The Redwings are so deep that they were able to beat a 23-win Carmel squad 28-26, 25-15 in the regular season finale on Thursday despite not playing …
Vote for your favorite prep sports athlete in the southwest suburbs or write in an athlete you think deserves recognition.
Be heard by picking our Patch Athlete of the Week of the southwest for the week ending Oct. 23. Vote for one of the following (or write in your own candidate in the comments): Bolingbrook High School: Aaron Bailey, junior, quarterback. Bailey completed 6-of-8 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and also rushed 10 times for 135 yards in a regular-season finale win over Lockport. Lemont High School: Damon Aleman, senior, quarterback. Aleman helped Lemont complete a perfect regular season by completing 6-of-10 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns in the last game of the regular season. Benet: Kim Simmons, senior; Madeline Carney, senior, tennis players: Simmons and Carney won three matches to earn Benet six team points in the state meet…