Scholarship • Service • Spirit • Unity

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Nazareth Academy is a Catholic, coed, college prep high school dedicated to living Jesus' mission of unity and committed to educating the whole person.

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News

Matthew Clark '16 Finishes 9th in State
Nazareth Academy congratulates Matthew Clark of Westchester who finished in 9th place overall in the IHSA Boy’s Golf State Tournament held at D.A. Weibring Golf Course on the campus of Illinois State University on October 17 & 18. Matthew was in 41st place after Friday’s first round 82, but followed it up with a one under par 70 on Saturday, earning him All State Honors!
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Naz Celebrates Homecoming
Nazareth's Student Council led the way in planning an awesome Homecoming Week around the theme "Friday Night Lights: Naz Forever." Decorated hallways, country-western dress-down day and Name-That-“Country Song” Tune all got students in the right spirit.  The week culminated in an exciting Pep Rally, Naz's 40th annual WALK and, of course, the Homecoming game and dance. 
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National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Scholars
Congratulations Adeline Doyle, Meghan Sullivan and Charles Swarts, who were named Commended Scholars in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
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Congratulations Zach Peavy, who was named an Outstanding Participant in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this scholastically talented senior.
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Nazareth congratulates Dr. Tom Nelson, recipient of the 2014 Jack Wheeler Memorial Award for his endless dedication, generosity and efforts to support Nazareth Academy and its students, families and surrounding community. The award was presented at the annual Jack Wheeler Memorial Golf Outing at Edgewood Valley Country Club on Monday, September 22, 2014.
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Congratulations John Bonaguro, National Merit Scholar Semifinalist
Nazareth Academy is proud to announce that John Bonaguro ‘15 has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This academically talented senior is among the top 1% of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest-scoring entrants in each state. 
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Nazareth Academy 1209 – a New Podcast
Nazareth Academy has joined the podcast revolution with its very own bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Brendan Green ‘02 and Pete Drinan. Click here to download from iTunes.
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Student Council Donates $10,000 to American Cancer Society
On August 12, 2014 Nazareth Academy Student Council officers presented a check for $10,500 to Katherine Toraason of the American Cancer Society. The large donation was the result of Lights Out for Cancer, a one-night event organized and hosted by Nazareth Academy on May 17, 2014.

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Events

Open House
Nov 09, 2014 – 
Open House Prospective students and families are encouraged to Experience Nazareth at an Open House. Visit us on Sunday, November 9, 2014, between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., with presentations at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
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Open House
Dec 04, 2014 – 
Open House
Prospective students and families are encouraged to Experience Nazareth at an Open House. Visit us on Thursday, December 4, 2014, between 6:30 and 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. presentation. 
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Spotlight

Naz WALK: One School, One Goal
On Friday, October 10, 2014, Nazareth students, faculty, staff and family members walked 3.5 miles, raising money for the school’s 2nd biggest fundraiser. The WALK takes students through the streets of La Grange Park, with adult volunteers stationed throughout for the safety of walkers and residents.
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Freshman Student Council Reps

Student Council is delighted to welcome the following freshman representatives:  Angelica Contreras, Jamie Glas, Liam Gram, Erin McGarry, Jim Moster, Christina Pirrello, Kevin Quinn and Gavin Smith.  

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Science and Service
Each year the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) Club partners with a different organization. EPICS is helping the MidAmerica Service Dog Foundation this year. On September 17, the club, as well as Dr. Zasadzinski’s AP Physics class welcome a representative of the foundation, Amy Pawlik, also a Nazareth alum ‘03, to speak to students.
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Opening School Mass
On the morning of September 5, the entire 2014-2015 Nazareth student body, faculty and staff gathered together for the first time in the Congregation of St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel to celebrate an Opening School Mass.
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AP Bio Goes Jelly-side Up
Mrs. Emmett’s AP Biology class is off to a fast (and delicious) start. They’re studying the scientific method with toast and jelly, predicting whether the toast will land on the floor jelly-side up or down.
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Nazareth Academy Welcomes Students Back to School
On August 21, 2014, Nazareth Academy joyfully welcomed students to the 2014-2015 School Year. The members of the Class of 2018 had already begun their Nazareth journey with a two-day Orientation earlier in the week.

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Nazareth Academy takes great pride in educating the whole person, guiding young men and women in the development of scholarship, service, spirit and unity. These principals are not only practiced during the school months. Summer 2014, and even the first week of school, saw hundreds of students volunteering time in service of others.

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Football program partners with Letters Project
Nazareth Academy takes great pride in educating the whole person, including student-athletes. Our teams come together in ways beyond practice and games – to grow as individuals in service to others. Earlier in July, Nazareth’s Varsity Football players joined together with Letters Project to brighten the lives of children who are struggling with developmental disabilities and/or terminal illnesses.
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