Roger C. Sullivan High School
|Roger C. Sullivan High School|
|6631 N. Bosworth Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60626
|School type||Public Secondary|
|Principal||Chad H. Adams|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Roger C. Sullivan High School (known as Sullivan High School) is a public 4-year high school located in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is part of the Chicago Public Schools district. The school is named for Roger Sullivan, a businessman and politician of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Sullivan competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The girls' basketball team were regional champions in 2009. The boys' track and field became public league champions in 1939. In 1978, the school's football team won a Public League championship.
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Dick Marx graduated from Sullivan High School whose alumni includes jingle composer Marty Rubenstein.
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By the time he graduated from Sullivan High School he was working as a publicist anywhere he could, from Bishop Bernard J. Sheil's Catholic Youth Organization to movie houses that featured the "double whammy" of vaudeville and flicks.
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- Pearson, Rick (17 September 2011). "Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
Percy attended Sullivan High School in Rogers Park for the first two years and New Trier High School for the last two years. The family had moved to Wilmette in 1935 after the father found temporary employment.