Brankin, the son of Susan and Patrick Brankin, is a graduate of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School and a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Seton. Brankin plans to major in chemical engineering. The honor roll student is a national merit finalist, an officer in the school's National Honor Society, vice-president of the student council and a member of the Augustinian Youth Ministry and Spanish National Honor Society. He is also a student ambassador, sacristan, eucharistic minister, retreat leader and peer tutor. Brankin has been a member of the Math and Scholastic Bowl Teams for the past four years and the Mock Trial Team for the past three years. He has been a member of the Celtic Volleyball team for his entire high school career.
Brankin has received many prestigious awards including the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, numerous PCHS academic subject awards and was named PCHS Student of the Month four times. He was also a 4-time state qualifier for the school's math team and took first place at the Masonics and IHSA Regional Scholastic Bowl Competitions in 2015.
Salutatorian Patrick Connelly, son of John and Heidi Connelly of Tinley Park, is a graduate of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School and a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Seton Church. Connelly plans to major in computer science and is still considering college selection. He is a national merit commended student, a member of the National Honor Society, band, Theatre Club, Computer Club and Strategic Games Club. Connelly has received many prestigious awards including the Kazma Family Scholarship, AP Scholar with Honor Award and numerous PCHS academic subject awards.
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