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Alumnae Spotlight

Awards to Alumnae & Supporters

The Renaissance Award

The Renaissance Award is the highest honor awarded by Resurrection High School. "Renaissance" is defined as a re-birth and renewal of life. Resurrection High School was founded on the spirit of Renaissance and specifically on the "renewal of society."

In selecting our Renaissance Award recipient we look to individuals who exemplify the Renaissance spirit. They embrace new ideas, independent thought, and classical values whatever their fields of endeavor.

In their personal or professional life, these individuals remain open, curious and creative with a determined passion for learning and excellence. In keeping with the mission of the Sisters of the Resurrection, these individuals are guided by the "transformation of society" with an emphasis on the "uplifting of women in that society."

2019 - Gina Lavorata-O'Hehir

2018 - Jennifer Kohnke

2017 - Dr. Leanne Wiedemann

2016 - Sr. Stephanie Blaszczynski, C.R.

2015 - Mary O'Connor

Previous Renaissance Award Recipients:

2011 - Sharon Szypulski O'Keefe '70
2010 - Peggy Kusinski '81
2009 - The Sisters of the Resurrection
2008 - Sr. Mary Barbara Sniegowski, C.R. '65
             Dr. Fran Norlock '83
             Marie Matys Rakoczy '71
             Edith Bukowski Kooyumjian '40

Prior to the initiation of the Renaissance Award, the Alumnae Hall of Fame Award honored an alumna who lives the philosophy of Resurrection in her life. This individual exemplifies the venerated tradition of the Sisters of the Resurrection, which requires:

  • A strong Christian character
  • A strong and gracious personality
  • A well-disciplined intellect
  • An appreciation of beauty and harmony in nature and art
  • A love of truth, goodness and justice.

This individual is active in parish and spiritual life in her community and demonstrates excellence in her chosen field.

2007 Catherine Harper '70
2006 Carol Needham '75
2005 Dr. Chris Wasielewski Kelly '59
2003 Nancy Slack Stachnik '67
2002 Mary Stretch Root '26
2001 Therese Fenney '52
2000 Bonita Grabarczyk Brown, '64
1999 Sr. M. Jerome Rompala, C.R. '37
1998 Leanne Wiedemann '72
1997 Sr. Stephanie Blaszczynski, C.R. '55

Charity and Truth Award

The Charity and Truth Award recognizes individuals who have shown remarkable commitment to Resurrection College Prep High School through their generosity of time, talent, and treasure. These individuals have gone above and beyond the call of duty to consistently support the ideals of our mission - the spiritual, ethical, intellectual, physical, and social growth of students.

2019 - Mariana Wrzosek

2018 - Kathy Rzany

2017 - Fr. Britto Berchmans

2016 - Dr. Chris Kelly

2015 - Fr. Daniel McCarthy

Blessed Celine Award

The Blessed Celine Award is in honor of the foundress of the Sisters of the Resurrection, Celine Borzecka, who was beatified in Rome in 2007. Blessed Celine lived a life of service and dedication as a wife, mother, and widow. In 1891, she and her daughter formed the Sisters of the Resurrection.

The Blessed Celine Award recognizes Resurrection Alumnae who exemplify the life values of Blessed Celine as a positive Christian role model for young women. The recipients are accomplished in their fields of endeavor and like Blessed Celine, work toward the advancement of women in society. They are involved in service to others and contribute to the ongoing success of Catholic education and Resurrection College Prep High School.

2010
Therese Fenney '52
Loretta Tragasz Madaj '52
Mary Matheis Fahey '66
Sr. Donna Marie Wolowicki, C.R. '66

2011
Elaine Zold Koepke ’41
Leocadia Motyl Nix ’42
Karen Stahmer Bartuch ’94

2012
Annette Kukla Goode ’64
Dr. Carrie Hall Jaworski ’88
Sandy Jarosz Kozlowski ’97

2013
Anna Czupryna '99
Colleen Borghi Warner '83
Jennifer Kohnke '73

2014
Sarah Bolger '00
Dr. Jo Apel Wolthusen '87
Maria Gedroc Malo '85

2015
Valya Dudycz Lupescu '92
Cristina Bomben Allegrini '85
Jennifer Bleicher Matthiessen '03
Anne Brown Bleicher '75 (posthumous)

2016
Dr. Maureen Mascha '73
Alane Repa '69
Sr. Carolyn Sniegowski, C.R. '62
Tina Larson '06

2017
Barbara Nakanishi '72
Kathleen Walsh Hopkinson '83
Gina Lavorata O'Hehir '86
Ramina Oraha '03

2018
Caroline Hopkinson '07
Vanessa Torres '03
Tricia Moll '86
Bruna Borrini Morrison '83
Bianca Borrini Henniges '74

2019
Catherine Scotkovsky '81
Maureen Kelly Perez '87
Carol Stancher Beimer (former Resurrection teacher and administrator)

 

 

Alumnae Hall of Fame

Prior to the initiation of the Renaissance Award, the Alumnae Hall of Fame Award honored an alumna who lives the philosophy of Resurrection in her life. This individual exemplifies the venerated tradition of the Sisters of the Resurrection, which requires:

  • A strong Christian character
  • A strong and gracious personality
  • A well-disciplined intellect
  • An appreciation of beauty and harmony in nature and art
  • A love of truth, goodness and justice.

This individual is active in parish and spiritual life in her community and demonstrates excellence in her chosen field.

2007 Catherine Harper '70
2006 Carol Needham '75
2005 Dr. Chris Wasielewski Kelly '59
2003 Nancy Slack Stachnik '67
2002 Mary Stretch Root '26
2001 Therese Fenney '52
2000 Bonita Grabarczyk Brown, '64
1999 Sr. M. Jerome Rompala, C.R. '37
1998 Leanne Wiedemann '72
1997 Sr. Stephanie Blaszczynski, C.R. '55

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Resurrection Athletic Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals from the Resurrection Athletic community who have participated in sports or contributed to the Resurrection College Prep Athletic Program.  Athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame have demonstrated outstanding athletic accomplishments, leadership or contributions and met at least four of the following criteria:

  • Coach & Mentor
  • Demonstrated Athletic Leadership
  • Four-year Athlete
  • GCAC All-Conference Player
  • Multi-sport Athlete
  • MVP, MIP, Coaches Award Recipient
  • Professional or Semi-Professional Athlete
  • Varsity Player at Res
  • A friend of the school who has made significant contributions to the Res Athletic Program

 

2010
Mary Murphy '76
Mary Loescher Nolan '84
Susanne Fogarty Muszalski '88
Wendy Fahlstrom Hall '89
Jeanette Pancratz (Coach)

2011
Mary Burke Fauth '83
Lisa Iaccino Albanese '83
Tammy Hener Holzer '86
Danine Juszynski '86
Marie Domin (Coach)

2012
Carol Moran Gresens '67
Diane Bryniarski '75
Lisa Gilfoy '86
Angie Jablonski '88
Sheryl Kurowski '90

2013
Kristi Cirone '05
Melissa Collins Murphey '95
Kerri Brzybylski '89
Maureen Lennon Zeeb '82

2014
Dr. Amy Anderson Henning '97
Jacqueline Geraci Barbanente '95
Kiki Calumet '91
Sheila O'Connor '89

2015
Deanna Ortiz '08
Elyse Glab '07
Lynn Curylo '93
Mary Welk Esquivel '00
Peggy Spachner Nogafka '83

2016
Brooke Dahm '10
Andrea Mendyk '98
Resurrection Gymnastics Teams of:
1984-85
1985-86
1988-1989
1990-91
1991-92

2017
Carolyn Connors Lindberg '77
Katie McGrath Guinane '97
Kelly Monaco '06

2018
Fred Angelini (Coach)
Maggie Cunningham Aldworth '97
Hana Somogyi Steil '09
Sara Somogyi Spencer '05
Tara Babich Lange '96

2019
Katie Schaefer Choudhary '99
Caryl King (Coach)
Rick Clark (Coach)
Liz Rehberger '13


 

Dreams to Reality Award

The Dreams to Reality Award is new award at Resurrection to recognize organizations or foundations which have shown remarkable and generous financial support of young women attending Resurrection College Prep.

2019 - Madonna Foundation

Introducing our 2019 Dreams to Reality Award Recipient

 We are pleased to introduce the 2019 Dreams to Reality Award recipient, the Madonna Foundation. Established in 2001 by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, the Madonna Foundation is a public charity that increases access for young  women to attend Catholic high schools in the Chicago area. The Foundation is the only one of its kind in the region focusing exclusively on serving young women with scholarship support and programming.

The Madonna Foundation annually awards tuition grants to young women who demonstrate financial need and the potential for academic achievement. In many cases, without the Foundation's scholarships, these young women would not be able to attend Catholic School. Over 125 Resurrection College Prep High School students have been the recipients of the scholarships funded by the Madonna Foundation and we are grateful for their ongoing support.