Cristo Rey’s Beth Kainic Wins Award

CTCL (Colleges That Change Lives), a non-profit that supports quality post-secondary education, has named Cristo Rey St. Martin’s Beth Kainic as a recipient of The 2019 Counselors That Change Lives Award. The CTCL award recognizes the extraordinary work Ms. Beth Kainic does in her role as a college counselor who is “changing the lives of students each and every day … Read More

Words of Inspiration: Class of 2017 Graduation

During the Class of 2017 Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony, many words of inspiration helped to celebrate the accomplishments and give blessings for the future for the 93 students walking the stage/altar to receive their diplomas. Here we share the speeches from the Valedictorian, Michael Jasso, and the Salutatorian, Alondra Lopez: Michael Jasso Washington University, St. Louis, MO Engineering National … Read More

Class of 2017: Largest class college bound

With 93 students, the Class of 2017 is the largest graduating class in the school’s history, and 98% of them were accepted into bachelor degree programs. On Saturday, June 3, 2017, the new graduates received their diplomas at a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony held at Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Waukegan and presided by Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V. … Read More

Class of 2015 Graduation: “Great things are happening in Waukegan,” Cristo Rey Founder

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep is sending 100 percent of its graduating class to college. On Saturday, June 6, 71 members of the Class of 2015 received their diplomas at a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony held at Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Waukegan. Next fall they will attend colleges across the country ranging from John Hopkins, Loyola, Marquette, … Read More

Class of 2015: Ariel, Fearless and Focused

Meet Ariel, valedictorian of the Class of 2015 who will be attending Colorado College. Here is what she told her classmates, friends, teachers, staff, parents and those gathered at the graduation ceremony: Hello family, friends, staff, board members, corporate sponsors and fellow graduates. My name is Ariel and as you just heard, I am the the Class of 2015’s valedictorian. I’d … Read More