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Lake County Leadership Team honorable mentions

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  • Josh Anttila

      Josh Anttila

  • Rose Craig

      Rose Craig

  • Leslie Dill

      Leslie Dill

  • Elise Eidson

      Elise Eidson

  • Jocelyn Hernandez

      Jocelyn Hernandez

  • Ami Hinglokwala

      Ami Hinglokwala

  • Fatema Jivanjee

      Fatema Jivanjee

  • Meaghan Long

      Meaghan Long

  • Connor Rueb

      Connor Rueb

  • Jacob Schrimpf

      Jacob Schrimpf

  • Kimberly Volkman

      Kimberly Volkman

  • Alexandra Zogran

      Alexandra Zogran

  • Michael Fitzpatrick

      Michael Fitzpatrick

 

Josh Anttila

Antioch High School

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Hometown: Antioch

Class: Senior

Parents: Jeff and Heather Anttila

Sponsor: Aryan Dohman and Phyllis Fay

Community service: Assistant coach with Viking Youth Football for past three years; ticket booth operator at the Lions Club Barbecue; student facilitator for the Leadership Council, and helps out at the eighth grade information nights.

Rose Craig

Grant Community High School

Hometown: Ingleside

Class: Senior

Parents: Darlene and George Craig

Sponsor: Larry Elliot, counselor

Community service: Grayslake & Round Lake Area Relay For Life team leader; plays piano for and accompanies residents of Riverside Developmental Services; played piano with the band at Camp Duncan over the holidays; accompanist for the children's choir at United Protestant Church, where she also teaches Sunday school for 3- to 6-year-olds.

Leslie Dill

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Hometown: Libertyville

Class: Senior

Parents: Steve and Mary Dill

Sponsor: Gerald J. Grossman, Head of School

Community service: Volunteer in the summer reading program of the Cook Memorial Library children's department; has rebuilt houses for poor residents in Appalachia; volunteered at St. Malachy's Halloween party, giving Halloween parties to inner city children who cannot trick-or-treat because their neighborhood isn't safe; was chosen for the Sacred Heart Network Juvenile Justice Service Project.

Elise Eidson

Libertyville High School

Hometown: Green Oaks

Class: Senior

Parents: Andy and Julie Eidson

Sponsor: Judith Neuberger, counselor

Community service: Developed "Operation Dough Nation," in which she delivers unsold Panera goods to a PADS shelter weekly. In 2008 and 2009, volunteered at Westmoreland Nursing Home in Lake Forest Hospital; in 2010, responsible for staffing the acute care center and administrative duties. Member of LHS Link Crew, a freshman transition program, where she has 12 students. Volunteers through National Honor Society; senior class representative, student council.

Michael Fitzpatrick

Marian Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Lakewood

Class: Senior

Parents: Brian and Anna Fitzpatrick

Sponsor: Rebecca Reed, guidance director

Community service: National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Crystal Lake Community Band, Eucharistic Minister to distribute communion at Mass

Jocelyn Hernandez

Round Lake High School

Hometown: Round Lake Beach

Class: Senior

Parents: Sixto and Lothlorrien Hernandez

Sponsor: Principal Kurt A. Sinclair

Community service: Part of Project Panther Pride, which hosts school spirit events as well as charitable events. Was Junior Miss Round Lake Area 2008 and continues to volunteer at the pageant's community events. Has volunteered at Round Lake Kindergarten Center for two years, reading to kids, helping with school events and classroom parties.

Ami Hinglokwala

Mundelein High School

Hometown: Round Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Himansu and Nisha Hinglokwala

Sponsor: Jaime Thatcher, counselor

Community service: Helps with the Student Government holiday canned food drive, the biggest drive of the year; volunteers at Advocate Condell Hospital, assisting patients, answering calls, making charts for nurses; various community volunteer efforts through National Honor Society, always exceeding the required 25 hours per year.

Fatema Jivanjee

Round Lake High School

Hometown: Round Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Firoz and Latifa Jivanjee

Sponsor: Principal Kurt A. Sinclair

Community service: Volunteer at Hillcrest Nursing Home, talking, playing games, reading. As student council president made Hillcrest one of the service opportunities, so each Saturday a group of kids goes to visit. Organizes Movie Night at the school. Volunteers at Masjid-al Badri during the fasting month and other religious holidays to help serve during meals; and as a teacher's aide at mosque school.

Meaghan Long

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Hometown: Orland Park

Class: Senior

Parents: John and Beth Long

Sponsor: Mary Gramins, Theology Department chairwoman

Community service: Volunteers with Big Shoulders Fund, cleaning, painting and doing outdoor work at underprivileged schools; also helps Big Shoulders get the summer golf outing together, which raises money for scholarships for inner-city kids. This year, organized it. Volunteers at St. Malachy's, cleaning the attic of the school and helping the teachers with whatever they needed, and playing with the kids. Helped provide food and a Jewel gift card for a needy family at Thanksgiving. In charge of making sure everyone brings in her food and money; on pickup day she loads the boxes of food into the Catholic Charities van.

Connor Rueb

Wauconda High School

Hometown: Lake Barrington

Class: Senior

Parents: Katy Rueb; Chris Rueb

Sponsor: Alan Willhoit, teacher and coach

Community service: Helped reactivate the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Wauconda High School; Connor is currently president of the 150-member club. Through FBLA he picked apples for a local food pantry, cleaned an animal shelter for Make A Difference Day and cleaned yards. Tutors math and volunteered for the Wauconda Triathlon.

Jacob Schrimpf

Grayslake Central High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Class: Senior

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schrimpf

Sponsor: Kristen Carlson, English Department chairwoman

Community service: Part of Link Crew, creates a positive school environment and assists incoming freshmen. Co-president of V.O.I.C.E.S., the principal's student advisory committee. Helped create a new teen music ministry at St. Gilbert Catholic Church; counselor and skit coordinator for St. Gilbert vacation Bible school camp; service projects with Tri-M (Modern Music Masters).

Kimberly Volkman

Lake Zurich High School

Hometown: Lake Zurich

Class: Senior

Parents: Gerald and Theresa Volkman

Sponsor: Carl Krause and Joe Ziemba, counselors

Community service: Helped with a food drive for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, arranging for the collection of food, then helping distribute food to families. Helped organize a pep band for the semifinal championship football game. Rehearsed and played with the Ronald McDonald House Charity Band for fundraisers at Navy Pier and for a Lake County Haven charity event.

Alexandra Zogran

Antioch High School

Hometown: Antioch

Class: Senior

Parents: Dan and Jackie Zogran

Sponsor: Aryan Dohman and Phyllis Fay

Community service: Teen Court; student mentor for incoming freshmen; volunteer special education classroom aide; team captain for annual Catholic Heart Work Camp, working a week in lower-income area of Milwaukee; as vice president of the National Honor Society chapter organized fundraisers and other community projects.

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