Lipinski Celebrates St. John of the Cross Award in Western Springs11/20/2012
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) spoke at a St. John of the Cross Parish School assembly on Monday, Nov. 19, celebrating the school receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. The Rev. David Dowdle, Principal Kathleen Gorman and first grade teacher Jackie Wehner were guests of the congressman and were presented the award the week of Nov. 12 in Washington, D.C. Lipinski is a Western Springs resident and St. John of the Cross parishioner. Only 50 private schools nationwide in 2012 were selected by the U.S. Department of Education for the prestigious award, which recognizes academic excellence and student achievement levels.