Fast-tracking his career since 14, alumnus recruits college students for global biopharmaceutical company

Meet Kevin Castro. The 22-year-old Class of 2013 graduate has been laying the groundwork for his present position at AbbVie Inc. since he was 14-years-old. In 2009 as a freshman, he worked at Abbott Laboratories through the Corporate Work Study Program. (AbbVie is the spin-off company of Abbott.) Fast forward eight years: The Posse Scholar and recent graduate of Connecticut … Read More

Express Yourself Cristo Rey!

CRSM students have been busy preparing for the First Annual Express Yourself Cristo Rey! Fine Arts Exhibition, Feb. 16, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cristo Rey St. Martin. The evening also will include live stage performances of original poetry and one-act plays. This event is free and open to the public. Even though CRSM does not offer art … Read More

Chicago Tribune Features CRSM Emmy

The Chicago Tribune recently featured Cristo Rey St. Martin winning an Emmy in the headline: Chicago Tribune/Lake County News Sun, Jan. 10, 2017 Documentary about Waukegan school wins Chicago Emmy Award The short documentary about Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan was awarded an Emmy last month for Outstanding Achievement for Public/Current Affairs Programming. “A Day in the … Read More

Embracing the World as Her Campus

As a 15-year-old transfer student to Cristo Rey St. Martin, Stephanie Salazar remembers being in awe, not only that college could be in her future, but that she could study abroad. “I used to think that junior college near Waukegan would be a stretch for me,” the Class of 2014 graduate says. “I owe it completely to Cristo Rey teachers … Read More

Good Reads: CRSM Launches Book Club

In an effort to promote reading for pleasure, as a way to unwind and have thought-provoking conversations with friends and classmates, Principal Mike Odiotti launched a book club, “Book Talk.” Each week at assembly, a student, teacher or staff member shares a book that has made an impact on them and shares with those gathered the recommendation. The hope is … Read More

Welcome Class of 2019: Largest in Our History

As we welcome students back to school this week, we celebrate several significant milestones including our largest freshman class ever with 110 students. Other milestone markers include: • 255 students are enrolled in AP classes, compared to 54 in 2009-2010. • 81 Corporate Work Study Program jobs, compared to 19 in 2004-2005 • 392 students total • Four-year retention rate … Read More