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Collegiate Friars: September 2017

These two college sophomores attend Penn State and Indiana University, respectively.

Jennifer Carvajal Moreno 


Jennifer (right), her PSU Greek Life classmates and individual organizations helped to raise more than $10 million for pediatric cancer. They celebrated with a 46-hour, no-sit, no-sleep dance marathon called THON.


Fenwick Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Elmwood Park

Grade School: St. Celestine

Current School: The Pennsylvania State University 

Current Major: Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH)

Career Aspirations: In the future, I would love to practice as an interior design architect. My dream would be to design restaurants and hotels. 

Fenwick achievements/activities: varsity lacrosse, varsity cheerleading; Student Council all four years; Student Body Vice President; Best Buddies; Banua Chorus

Teacher who had the most influence on you: I was always inspired by Mr. Schoeph's relationship with God and his relationship with others. He taught me how to value the importance of always making the right choices and keeping a close relationship with God, family and friends. I value him for his honesty and good work ethic because he pushed me to be a better student and an even greater person.

Mrs. Nowicki also had a great influence on me because she never gave up on me on my toughest days. She always had the patience to teach me the course material even when I could not understand. I truly became a hard worker and an even better mathematics student because of Mrs. Nowicki. I'd like to thank these two teachers for always pushing me to do my best and for not only teaching me the course material, but for teaching me the lessons of life. 

Class that had the most influence on you: Taking Theology in high school really opened my eyes into being a moral and sympathetic person. Not only did we learn about religion, we learned about what goes on in the world. I think if I went to another school, I would not have been exposed to what happens in other places. I also learned to make the right choices for not only myself, but for others.

Best Fenwick experience/the one you would like to live again: I wish I could relive Banua. Although I was never a lead act or had the special talents of my peers, I enjoyed watching everyone else's talent. Every year, I would be stunned at watching everyone perform. I still can't believe how talented everyone is! 

Fenwick experience that changed you the most: I definitely think that being in an environment where everyone is talented academically pushed me to be the person I am today. I came into college with a work-hard mindset. I have dreams, goals and aspirations because all my peers taught me to push myself. 

Opportunities at Fenwick you wish you would have explored/explored more: I wish I could've been more involved with Kairos. For everyone going on the next Kairos, enjoy all the moments!

Patrick Coffey


Fenwick Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Oak Park

Grade School: St. Giles (Oak Park)

Current School: Indiana University – Kelley School of Business

Current Major: Accounting

Career Aspirations: To work for a Big 4 accounting firm and then eventually start my own company.

Fenwick Achievements/Activities: soccer - 4 years, baseball - 4 years; National Honor Society, Friar Mentors

Teacher who had the most influence on you: Mr. Kleinhans because he helped me realize that everyone at Fenwick had very fortunate lives whenever he told his “feel Good Friday” stories.

Class that had the most influence on you: AP Calculus because it was the hardest class I’ve ever taken and Mr. Arscott really challenged me. I was able to test out of Calculus in Business School.

Best Fenwick experience/the one you would like to live again: If I could relive any experience, it would be to play for the Friar Soccer Team again.

Fenwick experience that changed you the most: Kairos

Opportunities at Fenwick you wish you would have explored more: I wish I would have joined more clubs.

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