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Full Text of HR0814  102nd General Assembly

HR0814 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate Resurrection College Prep
4High School on the occasion of its centennial anniversary; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School is a
6Northwest Side, Catholic institution that follows the
7Lasallian tradition and is committed to its students'
8spiritual, ethical, intellectual, physical, and social growth;
9and
 
10    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School's origins
11began in 1912, when Sister Anne Strzelecka of the Congregation
12of the Resurrection purchased more than 42 acres of land in
13Chicago, which is located on Talcott Avenue today; she built a
14convent and opened Resurrection Academy Elementary School for
15girls and boys in 1914, with the addition of a boarding school
16for girls in 1915; and
 
17    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School was founded
18by the Sisters of the Resurrection in 1922, with the mission at
19the time focused centrally on transforming society by lifting
20women through education; and
 
21    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School's first

 

 

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1graduating class consisted of four women in 1926; and
 
2    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School ended
3boarding to relieve capacity issues in 1954, resulting from a
4rapid population increase following World War II; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School eliminated
6its elementary department in 1961 and opened a larger school
7building one year later; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School has
9experienced years of additions and renovations, including an
10$11 million program in 1997 that added science labs, computer
11labs, and more; and
 
12    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School has been
13sponsored by the Christian Brothers of the Midwest since 2020,
14welcoming the school community into the Lasallian school
15network; and
 
16    WHEREAS, Since its founding 100 years ago, Resurrection
17College Prep High School has graduated nearly 15,000 alumnae;
18and
 
19    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School's motto is
20Charity & Truth, and the school logo includes the red

 

 

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1resurrection banner with the cross; and
 
2    WHEREAS, Resurrection College Prep High School's
3administration and staff believe that the empowerment of young
4women can make a difference in the world, and the school works
5to provide an enriching education for its students that
6prepares them for the challenges and opportunities that lie
7ahead following graduation; therefore, be it
 
8    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
9HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
10we congratulate Resurrection College Prep High School on its
11centennial anniversary and wish it continued success; and be
12it further
 
13    RESOLVED, That we congratulate the alumnae,
14administration, staff, and students of Resurrection College
15Prep High School on this momentous occasion; and be it further
 
16    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
17presented to Resurrection College Prep High School President
18Dr. Richard Piwowarski on this commendable accomplishment.