It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, the saying goes, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. The size of the fight in 2005 Larkin High School graduate Tony Pellegrino is considerable, and he has the resume to back it up.
Noe Velazquez grew up in Elgin, attending Garfield and Highland elementary schools and Kimball Middle School before graduating from Larkin High School. Now he's the principal of Lords Park Elementary in U-46.
Cristina Castro is now a state senator, but when she attended Larkin High School, she was a quiet student whose favorite subject was math. And her future aspirations did not include a career in politics.
Kirby O’Connell Longbrake says a career in drama seemed like it was in the cards early on, when she was pegged as the "ham" of her family. That led her to Larkin High School's Visual and Performing Arts Academy and life as an actor and television host.
Matt Wahl, a 2012 graduate of Larkin High School’s Visual and Performance Arts Academy, is among Academy alums who credits his time in the school’s fine arts program as giving him an advantage and a network of supportive teachers and peers.
Contrary to popular opinion, show business is not all that glamorous. That said, a life in the entertainment industry is just fine with Mary Czech, a 2006 graduate of the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Larkin High School.
Jenifer Sniezek studied dance at the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Larkin High School, but she has taken what might be considered some surprising steps to reach her childhood dream of practicing veterinary medicine.
Jessica (Moellendorf) Himmelreich has entered the world of business, but the lessons she learned as a 2001 graduate of Larkin High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy still play a key role in her life.