Athletics and Extra Curricular Activities
We are in need of your assistance as to whether or not St. Mary's High School competed in athletics. Currently
we do not have any team records or coach's names to share with you on this page. If sports were offered, what were the
team uniform colors, team nickname, and school fight song for St. Mary's High School.
We are also certain that the folks of St. Mary's HS valued a good, well-rounded education for their children. We
are confident that band, chorus, and several club activites were offered to the children who attended Champaign St. Mary's High.
If you have any of this information to share with us, please follow the directions below.
from Jackie Watters (dated February 28, 2020):
"I attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Champaign....my name at that time was Jackie Roberts. My sister's name was
Debbie and little brother was David. We were one of three African-American families that attended the school.
"My teachers were Sister Carolus, Mrs. Foster, and Mrs. Miller, my sister's teachers was Sister Vernon, and my brother's
teacher as Sister Immaculate. He was in first grade, I was in third, and my sister was in fourth.
"I remember trying out to be a cheerleader, but I can't remember what our team's (nickname) was. I do know that Holy
Cross was our rival. I remember the school closing in 1968, and when they tore the school down.
"We attended Mass next door at the church, but we could not participate in Holy Communion because we were Baptist."
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...in researching the history and accomplishments attained by the Champaign St. Mary's High School students,
faculty, and supporters. If you have a photo of the former high school building, or any information you would like
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