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Loyola Academy graduate Matthew Cherry (right) proudly holds his Oscar statue alongside co-creator Karen Rupert Toliver on Sunday, Feb. 9, after their project “Hair Love” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Cherry’s Twitter page)
Jason Addy, Contributing Editor
3:06 pm CST February 10, 2020
Two years after being inducted into the Loyola Academy Athletic Hall of Fame for his excellence on the football field, school legend Matthew Cherry earned a new piece of hardware to add to the school trophy cabinet — an Academy Award.