by Dennis Sullivan
March 26, 2014
Carthage volleyball team on hot streak
Marian Catholic High School Grad Will Craft (‘12) is outside hitter for Carthage College Men’s Volleyball team, which opened a three-match to UC-Santa Cruz on Sunday afternoon, with a 3-1 win over Holy Names University (2-9). The Red Men played a second match against the host-Banana Slugs (11-11) on Tuesday and won a 3-0 contest. Will, also a graduate of St. Liborius Catholic School, is the son of Crete residents James and Beth Craft.
OL-HMS Asst Principal learns of award
Crete Resident Laura Farrell recently learned Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, where she is assistant principal, was one of three winners in the Illinois State Board of Education’s Illinois Green School Award program. The program recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, protect student and staff health and wellness, and offer environmental education. Filtered drinking water fountains at the school protect users from ingesting potential contaminants. The school credits the establishment of two refillable water stations for a reduction in the number of discarded plastic bottles ultimately taken to landfills. Their paper-recycling program, along with a 1:1 netbook program has significantly reduced the school’s paper consumption.
New USMC corporal
Marian Catholic High School Grad Brendan Sullivan (‘02) has been promoted to corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Brendan, also a graduate of Crete-Monee Middle School, is a son of Crete-area residents Dennis and Gretchen Sullivan. He is stationed at the USMC base in 29 Palms, Calif.
Smart boards at Willard Wood Ctr
Crete Park District’s recent fundraiser garnered enough donations to cover the cost of equipping two rooms at the Willard Wood Center with an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection for user input. Executive Director Pat Polzin, reporting the news during the March 19 board of commissioners meeting, said parents have volunteered to train. Park District Commissioner Linda Johnson termed the device, “great! I have it in my classroom. We love it.”
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