Tim Dalton
Senior Spotlight
Throughout the year we take pride in highlighting our successful alumni.  Over the next several months we will be profiling, via our Senior Spotlight series, members of the Class of 2015 who are currently in their final semester of high school at Benet Academy, Nequa Valley, Naperville North, St. Francis, and Marmion.
Today we will learn about Tim Dalton's experiences at Naperville North.

  • I have played Baseball at NNHS for four years, and I have been named Captain of our Varsity team. 
  • I also am a member of the CEC Club (Council for Exceptional Children) which is an integrative Special Education club, and I'm an Adaptive PE Leader, which is a Special Education leader. I also belong to our Dawg Pound Spirit Club.
  • I am a basketball coach for the Naperville School District 203 Special Education department. 
  • I have also volunteered with the CEC for Special Education events throughout the year. Our baseball team also volunteers to work with elementary school kids in reading, and in encouraging them to do sports.
  • I have made the Honor Roll every semester at NNHS, and I have received 4.0 Honors for 5 semesters. 
  • I am named an Illinois State Scholar and was named to Academic All-Conference for Baseball. I have also received the "You Make a Difference" Award, which is given to students who go out of their way to do something to make a difference in the life of someone else at school, or who has contributed in a unique way to make the school a better place. 
  • I also was named "Woodworking Student of the Year" in our CTE department (Career and Technical Education). 
College Plans:
  • I have applied to ISU, Iowa, Purdue and Clemson. I am accepted at ISU, Iowa and Purdue, and am still waiting to hear from Clemson to make my decision. I am planning on majoring in Construction Science and Management, which is a mix of engineering and business.
Career Goals:
  • With my major in Construction Science and Management, I plan on having a career in construction. Although I do not yet know specifically what types of things I'll build, I do know that I love creating and building things.  My favorite classes at North have been Engineering, Drafting, Research & Design and Woodworking. I feel lucky that my high school is big enough that it can offer a wide range of classes, because it has allowed me to learn what I want to study in college.
What I learned at SSPP that helped me in high school:
  • At SSPP I learned great time management skills. I couldn't do all the demands of sports and clubs unless I could handle the homework load on top of it, and SSPP taught me how to budget my time and get things done when I need to. 
  • SSPP also taught me to respect my peers. Coming to a huge school like NNHS was a big adjustment from our small school. The greatest thing about North is its diverse student body. I learned that every person has something special to offer and that I should never judge anyone before knowing them and their story.
Teachers that influenced me:
  • Mrs. Paski (formerly known as Miss Z) - She taught me how to express myself in words and how to put my thoughts onto paper. This helps a lot in high school and in life.
  • Mrs. Phillipp - She taught me I can work around any problem by using all the skills I know. It has helped me in all my classes, especially in math, physics and engineering.
  • Coach Schmecht - He made me into the competitive person I am, and he helped me become an athlete. He also showed me how fun sports and games can be.
Best SSPP experience:
  • Timberlee was my favorite experience. I was lucky that my dad came too and was one of the group leaders. We still laugh about many of the things that happened on that trip. 
  • Also, I loved the Washington D.C. trip. Being on the bus and in the hotel room was as fun as well as seeing the historic sights.
Advice for current students:
  • Enjoy time with each other before you split up to go to different high schools. I still see my SSPP friends, but it's not the same! 
  • Also, don't stress about which high school you should go to. They are all great, and every one of my friends is super happy at their schools, and they all go to different ones.
H ow my Catholic faith resonates with me today as a teenager:
  • No matter where I am or what I'm doing, I always have my Catholic faith to keep me on track. It's like my default setting that makes sure I don't stray too far or go down the wrong path. It gives me the same support as my parents, and my faith makes me want to be a better person.

    Volume 6, No. 16
   January 22 , 2019


Congratulations to 
Phil Cabrera '67 who will be recognized as this year's
National Catholic Education Association's Distinguished Graduate recipient at the 8:00 am all school Mass on January 31. 


Your continued support of our school is greatly appreciated.


Get ready for the party of the year on Saturday, March 16

Our 26th annual school auction is going back to our roots
and will be held in our gym just as it was back on 
January 29, 1994
when this fundraiser made its debut.

Check the school website for additional information on sponsoring as well as attending.

Have you checked out and LIKED our SSPP Alumni & Friends 
Facebook page?

Recent posts have featured:

Joe Spivak '13
Katie Jaseckas '13
Lou Drendel '51
Katie Gallagher '10  
Nick Surges '10
Lauren Welke '02
Patrick Gallagher '08
Chris Whelan '10
SSPP Illinois State Scholars from Benet


This year's dinner dance, A.L.L.I.A.N.C.E. FOR TOMORROW XXXI, will be held at the Cress Creek Country Club 
on Friday, May 3.

An announcement on the selection of this year's Hall of Honors inductee will be forthcoming later this month.


When our school was founded in 1853....

.students reading for pleasure did not read about the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as it wasn't until April of 1892 when Arthur Conan Doyle submitted the first of six Sherlock Holmes stories to the Strand Magazine.