Jim Furlong Guest Speaker at Gaelic Park 2008

Jim Furlong ‘65 Leo Man Guest Speaker at Gaelic Park Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2008 ON MEMORIAL DAY, Monday, May 26, 2008, Jim Furlong ‘65 was asked to speak at the memorial Day Ceremonies at Gaelic Park.  Jim was an appropriate choice as he is a Vietnam War Hero.  He received the … [Read more...]

Edward J. Ryan ’57

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 5/08, Edited by Larry Lynch '75 EDWARD J. RYAN '57 Talent + Athletic Valor = An Exceptional Life for this Leo Man Shakespeare’s famous declaration, in As You Like It, that “All the world’s a stage,” the men and women merely players, imagines a world, an … [Read more...]

Leo’s Own John Caponera performs at Zanies

Leo actor / comedian Back in Town performing at The World Music Co. and Zanies AT & T has been running commercials on ABC & NBC.  The very funny guy that has been doing the sensational Harry Carey impersonation is Leo’s own John Caponera.  John was nice enough to donate some of his funniest … [Read more...]

Roger Olsen ’39

Interviewed and Written by Patrick Mc Gavin 4/08  ROGER OLSEN '39  As a young man Roger Olsen witnessed the most significant historical acts of the 20th century. He lived through the Depression and served with distinction in the Pacific theater during the Second World War. Reflecting on his life … [Read more...]


NOTRE DAME’S TOM ZBIKOWSKI LENDS HELPING HAND TO LEO ATHLETICS Chicago Tribune, Sports Section4, Page 10 / Thursday, March 6, 2008 As the Leo High School Boxing Club Members took the ring at the 115 Bourbon Street Bar in Merrionette Park, Illinois on Wednesday, former Notre Dame standout Tom … [Read more...]

Judge Bill Phelan ’50 Retires 2008

JUDGE BILL PHELAN ‘50 RETIRES FROM THE BENCH ON JANUARY 18, 2008 Bill is in the Leo Hall of Fame and is a regulare attendee at the Leo Banquets.  He retired at the age of 75. Submitted by Gene Earner ’50 … [Read more...]

John Daley ’38

Interviewed and written by Angelo Banadano, Edited by Patrick Mc Gavin JOHN DALEY '38 A foundation of literature, art and culture, man's essential nature, his being, is predicated on the quest. That "search," as it were, takes on many forms, private and public, inner and outer that moves through … [Read more...]

Head of University of Chicago Biology Department, Anthony P. Mahowald, PhD Helps Upgrade Leo High School Science Programs 2007

Anthony P. Mahowald, Ph.D. Louis Block Professor and Chairman Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology The University of Chicago Thanks to our own Mr. Bill Koloseike and Mr. George Sullivan of the Jesuit Volunteer Program the young men of Leo High School will be tutored by one of the … [Read more...]

Christmas Party 2007

Leo HS Alumni Association Christmas Party 2007 Each Christmas season Jerry Schmitt hosts a special Leo Sports Figures Christmas Party. This started 33 years ago, with the 1956-57 Leo Lightweight Championship Basketball Team of which Jerry Schmitt was a member. Since then, it has expanded to include … [Read more...]

LEO STUDENT JASON RILEY ‘04 Victim of Violent Act

LEO STUDENT JASON RILEY ‘04 VICTIM OF VIOLENT ACT A recent graduate of Leo High School, the Valedictorian of the 2004 Class, Jason Riley, was the victim of a shooting on November 28, 2007 on West 69th Street. Jason participated in football and boxing while at Leo, and won the city’s Golden GLoves … [Read more...]