Welcome to the St. Mary Catholic Community School Alumni page!
As a former student, you are part of a heritage that encompasses over 130 years of outstanding Catholic Education. We're always happy to hear from our alums and we encourage you to visit our Facebook page. St. Mary's created this page so that our former students may keep in contact with one another and stay informed of happenings here at St. Mary's.
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Chef Chris Pappas Returns to Crown Point with Impressive Culinary Skills and Passion - August 19, 2019
Two words that sum up Chef Chris Pappas are passion and commitment. Chris is the owner and a full-time chef at Provecho, a fine dining establishment located in Crown Point. Chris holds a major stake in five local dining establishments including Pappas Restaurant, which was renovated 2014 when he took over from his father. Pappas Restaurant was Chris' second home growing up. Chris' passion is evident in his work ethic; he spends approximately 100 hours per week working at the restaurants. Chris is also a dedicated employer, believing in the importance of providing benefits to his 150 employees, a practice that is very rare in the restaurant industry.
Chris is a 2004 graduate of St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. He continued his education at Crown Point High School and then studied at Purdue University. His parents always stressed the importance of a good education. During his sophomore year at Purdue, he spent time immersed in the kitchen learning the foundations necessary for cooking. He always knew that he’d be in the restaurant business and thought that learning about the kitchen would make him an overall better restauranteur. It was at this time that Chris discovered his passion for creating food. He learned that he liked to expand upon the basics of cooking by learning the history and culture behind different cuisines.
St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Graduate Accepts Position at Top Secret Space Division of Lockheed Martin - June 12, 2019
Joey Mucha graduated from St. Mary Catholic Community School in 2011 and Andrean High School in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity from Purdue University - West Lafayette this past May. Mucha has a strong desire to help others and believes that his challenging Catholic education and faith formation helped him secure his new Cybersecurity job in the Space Division of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Joey will soon be working on classified projects involving space exploration for Lockheed Martin. He will begin on July 22 and plans to live in a suburb of Philadelphia.
St. Mary's School - St. Mary's Alumnus Returns to School to Share Message of Kindness - June 12, 2019
On Wednesday, May 29th, St. Mary Catholic Community School graduate (class of 2016), Elizabeth Gonzalez, returned to her Alma mater to deliver a simple but powerful message. The theme of the presentation given to the 4th thru 7th grade students was...BE KIND. "The feeling I get when I am presenting is entirely energizing. Knowing that I am fueling the fire of the next generation of kindness is one of my biggest joys in life," Gonzalez stated. After interacting with the students, Gonzalez moved the group outside to continue the memorable experience. Each student was provided with an environmentally friendly balloon. As the song "Brave" by Sara Bareilles was played in the background, Gonzalez told the students, "As we let go of the balloons, it symbolizes letting go of the past of unkindness. As you release the balloon it serves as a pledge to continue a life of unwavering kindness."
Available Scholarships for St. Mary Graduates
The St. Mary Catholic Community School Scholarship
Applications are available for high school seniors whom have graduated from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Beginning this year, scholarships will be issued to three qualified students by the Crown Point Community Foundation, with $500 provided by the St. Mary Home and School Association. Applications may be picked up in the school office, or printed from the Crown Point Community Foundation web site, or by calling the Foundation at 662-7252. Applications are due in March.
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SMS Alumni Class of 1904
Graduation Class of 1918 at St. Mary's School
Sisters of St. Mary's - 1916
September 15, 2007 Reunion
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