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Cardinal J. Bernardin Students Honored at All American Ceremony


By Susan Kenagy
Six students from Cardinal J. Bernardin Catholic School (CJB) were invited to the prestigious All American Boy and Girl Ceremony last week hosted by Congressman Dan Lipinski. The congressman hosts a student recognition program each year to select the All American Boy and Girl. Out of over 1,500 student essays submitted this year, Congressman Lipinski invited the top 100 finalists to the ceremony.

Two CJB students received top honors – Karl Kosary, a 7th grade student from Tinley Park, received the 2nd place All American Boy Award and Maryclare Leonard, a 7th grade student from Orland Park, received the 1st place All American Girl Award. Zach Flowers, Ellie Marino, and Catherine Viz of Orland Park, along with Tom Mittler of Tinley Park, were also recognized as finalists.

The All-American Boy and Girl Awards now date back roughly 40 years. The goal of the program is to recognize the dedication and commitment to education and achievement of students and also of their parents, family members, teachers, coaches and community. They are called the All-American Awards because it is the student’s hard work and character, and that of many others like them, that assures a bright future for our country.

For more information on Cardinal J. Bernardin School and the academic programs available, please visit the school website at

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