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Article posted: 12/21/2012 5:10 AM

2012-13 Daily Herald Leadership Team: Meet the leaders of tomorrow

Meet the Northwest Suburban Leadership Team. Clockwise from the upper left: Harmeet Bawa, Palatine High School; Jamie Hillner, Buffalo Grove High School; Samantha Galbavy, Fremd High School; Kaley Wendorf, Elk Grove High School; Lauren Nagle, Hersey High School; Alex Baratta, Hersey; Devi Shastri, Hoffman Estates High School; Jake Herb, Barrington High School; Kylie Mena, Barrington and Mundeep Bawa, Palatine.

Meet the Northwest Suburban Leadership Team. Clockwise from the upper left: Harmeet Bawa, Palatine High School; Jamie Hillner, Buffalo Grove High School; Samantha Galbavy, Fremd High School; Kaley Wendorf, Elk Grove High School; Lauren Nagle, Hersey High School; Alex Baratta, Hersey; Devi Shastri, Hoffman Estates High School; Jake Herb, Barrington High School; Kylie Mena, Barrington and Mundeep Bawa, Palatine.

 

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Meet the DuPage County Leadership Team. From left: Alex Senak, Benet Academy; Emily Rohman, Glenbard West High School; Sarah Huddleston, St. Francis High School; Tara Tsaparis, Wheaton North High School; Christine Young, Lisle Senior High School; Venkata Surapeneni, Neuqua Valley High School; Kelsey McDonnell, Neuqua Valley; William B. Dawes, Montini Catholic High School and Kate Berens, Timothy Christian High School. Not pictured, Adam Graham Erickson, Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

Meet the DuPage County Leadership Team. From left: Alex Senak, Benet Academy; Emily Rohman, Glenbard West High School; Sarah Huddleston, St. Francis High School; Tara Tsaparis, Wheaton North High School; Christine Young, Lisle Senior High School; Venkata Surapeneni, Neuqua Valley High School; Kelsey McDonnell, Neuqua Valley; William B. Dawes, Montini Catholic High School and Kate Berens, Timothy Christian High School. Not pictured, Adam Graham Erickson, Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

 

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Meet the Lake County Leadership Team. Back row, from left: Leila Sherbini, Grayslake Central High School; Kathleen Morris, Libertyville High School; Kenneth Pechtl, Mundelein High School; Ian Fleming, Carmel Catholic High School; Erin Bradley, Lakes Community High School and Michelle Kelrikh, Adlai E. Stevenson High School. Front row, from left: Lexi Miles, Carmel Catholic; Lauren Sylvia Auster, Lake Zurich High School; and Amanda Hermsen, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart. Not pictured, Allison Tran of Vernon Hills High School.

Meet the Lake County Leadership Team. Back row, from left: Leila Sherbini, Grayslake Central High School; Kathleen Morris, Libertyville High School; Kenneth Pechtl, Mundelein High School; Ian Fleming, Carmel Catholic High School; Erin Bradley, Lakes Community High School and Michelle Kelrikh, Adlai E. Stevenson High School. Front row, from left: Lexi Miles, Carmel Catholic; Lauren Sylvia Auster, Lake Zurich High School; and Amanda Hermsen, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart. Not pictured, Allison Tran of Vernon Hills High School.

 

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Meet the Fox Valley Leadership Team. Sitting, from left: Matthew Switzer of Marmion Academy; Ethan Gordon, Illinois Math and Science Academy; Julia Hoyda, Rosary High School and Katie Kull, St. Charles East High School. Standing, from left: Annalise Marie Gaston, Larkin High School; Vito Maglio, Elgin Academy; Siyona Ravi, Elgin Academy; Diana Castillo, Larkin; Kristen Kummen, Marian Central Catholic High School and Amy Arvayo, Rosary.

Meet the Fox Valley Leadership Team. Sitting, from left: Matthew Switzer of Marmion Academy; Ethan Gordon, Illinois Math and Science Academy; Julia Hoyda, Rosary High School and Katie Kull, St. Charles East High School. Standing, from left: Annalise Marie Gaston, Larkin High School; Vito Maglio, Elgin Academy; Siyona Ravi, Elgin Academy; Diana Castillo, Larkin; Kristen Kummen, Marian Central Catholic High School and Amy Arvayo, Rosary.

 

John Starks | Staff Photographer

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Welcome to another year of the Daily Herald Leadership Team, our salute to teenagers who go above and beyond their own interests to involve themselves in their school and their community.

We call them "leaders" because that is who they are -- and what they intend to do with their futures.

These are teens who have seen a need and risen to meet the challenge. We hope you'll be amazed, and inspired, by their accomplishments.

Here are the high school students who make up the Northwest suburban, DuPage County, Lake County and Fox Valley 2012-13 Leadership Teams.

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