It was a busy and full year at the corner of West 30th and Lorain. As we prepare for 2022, we look back on 2021 with gratitude. Here are the top ten stories from our website this year, based on the number of page views each received. We look forward to telling even more stories next year.
10. Jean Antonelli Hon. ’19: Teaching Far More Than Math
Mrs. Jean Antonelli Hon. '19 has been a part of the Saint Ignatius family for decades. Throughout her career, she has provided thousands of students with life lessons far beyond algebra and trigonometry. Hers is a classroom of care and compassion. As she retired from Saint Ignatius, we celebrated all the ways she has made everyone feel right at home.
9. If You Want Peace (Lesson From Loyola Hall)
"If you want peace, prepare for war." Does this 1,700-year-old axiom still hold water? What kind of peace do we want, and how are we to really achieve it? The Jesuits' Universal Apostolic Preferences ask us to accompany young people in creating a hope-filled future. Mr. Healey explained where--rather, to Whom--they should look for a future that is hope-filled and peaceful.
8. He Knows His Rites: Fr. Cyril Pinchak, S.J.
As a priest in both the Byzantine and Roman Catholic rites, Fr. Cyril Pinchak crosses over between two different worlds. A Theology teacher and cross country/track coach, Fr. Pinchak is giving students an experience of the universal church. Here's the Jesuit on Campus profile from the Winter 2021 issue of Saint Ignatius Magazine.
7. Ever the Evangelist: Ed DeVenney
Veteran Campus Minister Ed DeVenney is always working to bring students closer to Christ. His work permeates retreats, school liturgies, service programs, and RCIA offerings to help students and families join the Catholic Church. Laura Bednar tells his story in this latest Unforgotten Faces profile from the Spring 2021 issue of Saint Ignatius Magazine.
6. Chris Della Vella ’96 Selected for Hall of Fame
As we prepared to induct the latest class of alumni into the Saint Ignatius Athletic Hall of Fame we featured one honoree a month. Read more about Chris Della Vella '96 and his time as a football and basketball Wildcat.
5. Oh The Places They’ll Go
Congratulations to our graduating seniors from the Class of 2021! Here, we highlighted where they were all headed to continue their education after Saint Ignatius High School.
4. National Signing Day
Saint Ignatius High School hosted National Signing Day from the Breen Center on February 3, as student-athletes signed their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at colleges and universities nationwide.
3. What is Your Cannonball Moment? (Lesson from Loyola Hall)
Everyone has some form of a “cannonball moment” in her or his life. They can determine a life path of incredible beauty and courage; of faith, hope, and love. But we, like Iñigo as he sat despondent in his bed in the Loyola family castle, need to recognize those moments, otherwise we will remain merely wounded soldiers in the battle of life.
2. In Memoriam: Dale Gabor '66
Saint Ignatius High School remembers Mr. Dale Gabor '66, a longtime member of the Languages Department who served as Athletic Director here at Saint Ignatius for 25 years. Gabor died on October 28 after an extended illness. He was a man of integrity and faith who always tried to do things the right way in his nearly 50 years of service to the school.
1. Legendary Teacher and Coach Chuck Kyle '69 Plans to Retire
Chuck Kyle '69, longtime English teacher and Head Football and Track & Field Coach, will retire following the 2022-23 school year after an unprecedented half century of success in athletics and education. Defensive Coordinator Ryan Franzinger ’02 will become the next head football coach following the 2022 season.