JT Central Alumni Spotlight
Joliet Central High School
Alumnus Philip Clarke was recognized as Steelman of the
Year before graduating in 1972, and he has continued to
demonstrate exceptional leadership, community service,
and musical passion to this very day through a variety
of professional and service activities.
His love for music and academics
sparked at a young age. He attending Eliza Kelly from
kindergarten to sixth grade, and then went on to
graduate from Washington Jr. High School as the Class
Valedictorian and recipient of the John Philip Sousa
Award for musical excellence.