The 2011-12 Northwest Suburban Academic Team, inside the Daily Herald's Arlington Heights office. Front row, from left: Emily Liquin, Palatine High School; Marianne Palczewski, Bartlett High School; Madeline Conway, Prospect High School; Connie Liou, James B. Conant High School. Back row, from left: Alex Linzmeier, Wheeling High School; Anand Patel, James B. Conant High School; Avni Bavishi, Hoffman Estates High School; Mengran Liu, Hoffman Estates High School; Joe Sessions, John Hersey High School and Antonio Spina, Bartlett High School.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
The 2011-12 DuPage County Academic Team gathers at College of DuPage. From left: Emily Riederer, Naperville North High School; Adam Alfredo Ball, Glenbard North High School; Mia Frasca, Wheaton Warrenville South High School; Ashvin Rai, Neuqua Valley High School; Katherine McDonnell, St. Francis High School; David Birkenheier, Naperville Central High School and Amy Hummel, Wheaton North High School. Not pictured: Mohammed S. Fahad, College Preparatory School of America; Rebecca Lewis, Hinsdale Central High School; Zamaan Sohel, Lake Park High School.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
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They have different backgrounds and different passions, but the high school seniors named to the Northwest Suburban Daily Herald Academic Team share the conviction it is their duty to contribute to society. "I look forward to someday being able to help those in need through the wonders of human ingenuity and medical technology -- on a scale I had never before thought possible," writes Antonio Spina, of Bartlett High School.