Senior Send-Off and Graduation 2019: Cristo Rey continues to fulfill its promise – get students to and through college

Friday morning, May 31st. Graduation festivities at Cristo Rey St. Martin began at 8 a.m. with its raucous, annual tradition of Senior Send-Off. The whole student body gathered to say good-bye to 95 graduating seniors, which tied the record for largest class in the school’s history. Academics, Work Study and Campus Ministry celebrated its seniors’ achievements with music, awards, photo … Read More

Class of 2019 Valedictory Commencement Address

On May 31, 2019, the CRSM community celebrated the Class of 2019.  The evening started with a Baccalaureate Mass at Most Blessed Trinity in Waukegan, followed immediately by the Graduation ceremony.  The Class of 2019 Valedictorian Paola Martinez addressed her classmates at Graduation; the following is a re-print of her remarks that evening. Buenas tardes, de parte de la clase … Read More

CRSM Students Receive Awards at Poetry and Prose Contest

The Tenth Congressional District Democrats hosted its 9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night on Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m., at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Waukegan. Over 100 high students from Waukegan, Zion, and North Chicago participated in the Poetry and Prose Contest, submitting original poems, essays, and short stories inspired by the … Read More

The Red Cloud Trips: Part 1

On Saturday, March 2nd, Red Cloud High School students left the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for Cristo Rey St. Martin in Waukegan. Their seventeen hour trek, hampered by nasty winter weather, began a cultural exchange between the two high schools that will span eleven days and thirty-six hundred miles. This exchange program, which is in its third … Read More

“WHO SAID YOU CAN’T?” An Interview with Brigitte Calma Layug

As a Biochem Quality Technician in Abbott Lab’s Diagnostic Division, Brigitte Calma Layug (CRSM ’12, Knox College ’16) has been chasing her dreams since she arrived in the US from the Philippines. Her accomplishments are impressive – and wide ranging. From Division 3 volleyball to Biology to languages to rap music, Brigitte is still moving at a remarkable pace. We … Read More

Annual Art Show Opens

  On Saturday February 23rd, CristoArt 2019 opened. Twenty-four student artists submitted forty-three works to the juried show. Seven artists were recognized and won cash prizes. The show will remain in the front lobby until March 9th.  

Principal Odiotti Speaks On Academic Accomplishments

In his recent presentation at student assembly, Principal Michael Odiotti summed up the 1st semester and set goals for the rest of the year. Mr. Odiotti informed the class that, “It’s been a particularly good year for CRSM – our best ever. Ten years ago the number of students that reached a cumulative GPA average of 2.0 was 68%. We … Read More

The Alumni Party 2008 – 2018

see the video:   On Thursday evening, December 20th, over eighty CRSM Alumni from the classes of 2008 through 2018 gathered at the new Cristo Rey St. Martin campus to re-connect and celebrate. Alumni reminisced about their time at the old campus over dinner and refreshments and many took “the tour” – walking the new facility for the first … Read More

Applications for Admission Continue to Increase

As Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep completes its first full year in its new facility on Belvidere Rd., applications for admission continue to soar. The school received its largest number of applicants since opening its doors 15 years ago. According to Noemi Cuesta, Director of Admissions, there are 237 applications in process, with 138 already completed and interviewed. “Our … Read More

CRSM Alumni Nominated for Emmy

Three Cristo Rey St. Martin graduates were nominated for an Emmy Award by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their work on “One Last Tour,” a lighthearted trip through the school’s former modest facilities on the south side of Waukegan. This is the 4th time a CRSM production has been nominated. Alex Hoy … Read More