Attending Leo taught me to take the initiative when it comes to accomplishing my aspirations, and with the highly motivational staff, I felt as if nothing was unachievable. Although it took me a while to realize it, attending Leo Catholic High School was the best decision I have made thus far.

EDWARD VAUGHN
Class of 2011 Valedictorian, University of Illinois Engineering School

My adult life has been somewhat successful, having held good jobs and playing basketball at the professional level. I was able to do these things because of an undeniable drive and will to succeed that I developed as a Leo Man. I hold my decision to attend Leo as a pivotal moment in my life. Whenever I need the strength to go on, I refer back to that chapter in my life and the guys who I shared that experience with. I developed and strengthened the most important relationship in my life, the one with Jesus Christ. Along with the preparation for college, Leo High School prepared me mentally for a tough, cold world. Leo Man til I die!

DONALD WHITESIDE
Class of 1987, Former professional basketball player, Toronto Raptors

My four years of high school were phenomenal. High school is not only a time to have fun, but also to mature socially and intellectually. Leo High School helped me achieve that and much more. The small classes create an environment that promotes learning. The teachers are experts in their field and will not move on until every student has learned the material. The close-knit community made me feel welcomed and comfortable. The student body wants to see you succeed and it drives you to do the best you can in all fields. The rigorous curriculum disciplines students into young professionals and prepares them for life. All of these elements help shape the diamonds in the rough. My high school years at Leo were easily the best years of my life.

EDER CRUZ
Class of 2011, Gates Millennium Scholar, Valparaiso University

I felt I grew and matured as a student, as an athlete and as a person during my four years at Leo High School. Teachers, coaches and administrators pushed us to set high goals and work hard to achieve them. I believe Leo put me on a path toward success in life, and I developed friendships that will last a lifetime.

KEITH HARRIS JR.
Class of 2012 Valedictorian, Varsity running back, Northern Illinois University

As a Leo man, I feel a responsibility to be a good family man, a service-orientated citizen, a competitor who loves challenges, and a person who strives to make Leo available for future generations. I have always felt a special pride attending Leo as a student, and then teaching and coaching there for many years after graduating college. It will never cease.

JACK FITZGERALD
Class of 1969, Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, College scout, Miami Heat