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Fox Valley Leadership honorable mentions

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  • Austin D. Anderson

      Austin D. Anderson

  • Wendy Andrade

      Wendy Andrade

  • Shelby Banks

      Shelby Banks

  • Connor Beach

      Connor Beach

  • Zachary Cimaglio

      Zachary Cimaglio

  • Riley Coyle

      Riley Coyle

  • William Davis

      William Davis

  • Nicholas DeNardo

      Nicholas DeNardo

  • Antonio Domel

      Antonio Domel

  • Cole Downey

      Cole Downey

  • Kyle Friedrich

      Kyle Friedrich

  • Shirley Irwin

      Shirley Irwin

  • Mary Jaskowiak

      Mary Jaskowiak

  • Patrick Kelly

      Patrick Kelly

  • Sarah Kott

      Sarah Kott

  • Alyssa Lopez

      Alyssa Lopez

  • Alex Madrid

      Alex Madrid

  • Gail Malecki

      Gail Malecki

  • Jilian Novak

      Jilian Novak

  • Trevor Obecny

      Trevor Obecny

  • Dylan Oncken

      Dylan Oncken

  • Eduardo Perez

      Eduardo Perez

  • Taylor Powers

      Taylor Powers

  • Hank Prim

      Hank Prim

  • Jackson Rettig

      Jackson Rettig

  • Navika Shukla

      Navika Shukla

  • Emylee Thompson

      Emylee Thompson

  • Katina Tole

      Katina Tole

  • Trevor Vogler

      Trevor Vogler

  • Travis Volmer

      Travis Volmer

  • Alexandra Weigand

      Alexandra Weigand

  • Mackenzie Williams

      Mackenzie Williams

 

Austin David Anderson

School: Westminster Christian High School

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Warren Anderson

Sponsor: Scott Sevey, guidance counselor

Community service: Elgin Evangelical Free Church: Youth Group (Revive), Student Leadership Team and worship leader, Adult Praise Team; Feed My Starving Children

Wendy Andrade

School: West Aurora High School

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Rosa and Dagoberto Andrade

Sponsor: Debbie Quinn, director of guidance

Community service: James Jordan Foundation, Health Occupations Students of America, Cadence Health Hospital volunteer, National Honor Society, organizing fundraisers

Shelby Banks

School: Aurora Central Catholic

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Christopher and Rhonda Banks

Sponsor: Bridget Buckley, guidance counselor

Community service: USA Leaders of Aurora, Our Lady of Mercy religious education teacher and retreat leader, coat drives, food drives, Feed My Starving Children

Connor Beach

School: Batavia High School

Hometown: Batavia

Class: Senior

Parents: Steve and Sandy Beach

Sponsor: Marnie Heim

Community service: Key Club blood drive, teaching assistant, Anderson Animal Shelter, Bingo Night at Holmstad retirement community

Zachary Cimaglio

School: Marian Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Carpentersville

Class: Senior

Parents: Chris and Cindy Cimaglio

Sponsor: Rebecca Reed, guidance director

Community service: Senior Retreat Team, Peer Ministry Team at St. Margaret Mary, Freshman Mentor Program, anti-bullying presentation

Riley Coyle

School: Kaneland High School

Hometown: Elburn

Class: Junior

Parents: George and Julie Coyle

Sponsor: Erin Shore, counselor

Community service: Marklund volunteer, SUMMIT Student Ministry, Youth Group Service Projects, YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Mission Trip

William Davis

School: Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Scott and Christine Davis

Sponsor: Marsha Potthoff, principal

Community service: Mission trips to Joplin, Mo., and New Orleans, La.; Retreat Team/CORE Team; freshman orientation

Nicholas DeNardo

School: Hampshire High School

Hometown: Hampshire

Class: Senior

Parents: John DeNardo, Penny Rens, and Dennis Rens

Sponsor: Kris Nilsen, Spanish teacher

Community service: Healthy Living and Learning Camp; school class president/class officer; Willow Creek Community Church: Sunday school teacher, middle school youth group leader, youth pastor intern; National Honor Society

Antonio Domel

School: St. Edward Central High School

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow

Class: Senior

Parents: Gus and Gina Domel

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien, academic adviser

Community service: Tri-Cities Little League Baseball volunteer, Basketball camp coach, student council, WYSE

Cole Downey

School: Geneva Community High School

Hometown: Geneva

Class: Senior

Sponsor: Cathy Pool, school counselor

Parents: Cynthia Downey and John Downey

Community service: Suicide Awareness, Bullying Awareness, Delnor Hospital Healthy Eating Habits program, National Honor Society

Kyle Friedrich

School: Aurora Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Jeff and Jessica Friedrich

Sponsor: Bridget Buckley

Community service: National Honor Society fundraisers, library volunteer, Holy Angels Catholic Church altar server, Summerfield Farm volunteer

Shirley Mae Elizabeth Irwin

School: Westminster Christian School

Hometown: Carpentersville

Class: Senior

Parents: Major and Mrs. Frank Irwin

Sponsor: Carolyn Palmer, principal

Community service: Westminster worship team and chapel committee; mission trips to Mexico, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic; Crossroads Kids Club mentor

Mary Jaskowiak

School: Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow

Class: Senior

Parents: Steven and Kathleen Jaskowiak

Sponsor: Chris Columbaro, associate principal

Community service: Relay For Life fundraising, Peer Ministry Team at Saint Catherine of Siena, Envirothon, Camp WOW Counselor

Patrick Kelly

School: Cary-Grove High School

Hometown: Cary

Class: Senior

Parents: James and Catherine Kelly

Sponsor: Matthew Berg, school counselor

Community service: Non-Athletic Extra-Curricular Activities: Interact Community Service Club, student council, Link Crew, a cappella choir, musical, safety committee

Sara Kott

School: Harvest Christian Academy

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Dan and Vicki Kott

Sponsor: Jacklyn Enger

Community service: Student council secretary, Harvest Bible Chapel: photography team, High Five (children's summer camp); Harvest Christian Academy volleyball, grade school summer and fall volleyball camp

Alyssa Lopez

School: St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Streamwood

Class: Senior

Parents: Albert and Abigail Lopez

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien, head of counseling services

Community service: Streamwood Park District, St. John the Evangelist religious education aide, Poplar Creek Library volunteer, Independent Players musical accompanist

Alex Madrid

School: Harvest Christian Academy

Hometown: St. Charles

Class: Senior

Parents: Stan and Debbie Madrid

Sponsor: Jill Nolan, English teacher

Community service: Christ Community Church volunteer, Church Youth Group Leader, Drama Club Volunteer, student council volunteer

Gail Malecki

School: Huntley High School

Hometown: Lake in the Hills

Class: Senior

Parents: Julie and Mark Malecki

Sponsor: Tory Mansfield, math teacher

Community service: Castle Rock Teen Court volunteer, National Honor Society, Larkspur Elementary School volunteer

Jilian Novak

School: St. Charles North High School

Hometown: St. Charles

Class:

Parents: Jeffrey and Janet Novak

Sponsor: Lindsay Madej

Community service: Volunteer at St. Charles Library, Make a Wish Foundation and Scarecrow Fest; Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, Kiwanis

Trevor Obecny

School: Huntley High School

Hometown: Algonquin

Class: Senior

Parents: Coco Obecny and Thomas Obecny

Sponsor: Jim Rolando

Community service: Peer tutoring, camp counselor/helper, HS poms competition concessions/directions/cleanup crew, wrestling concessions

Dylan Oncken

School: West Aurora High School

Hometown: Sugar Grove

Class: Junior

Parents: Lee and Jan Oncken

Sponsor: William Stanley

Community service: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Student Ambassadors, elementary school fun fairs, Link Leader, Student Crisis Advisory Council, church youth group

Eduardo Perez

School: Elgin High School

Hometown: Hanover Park

Class: Senior

Parents: Jose Eduardo Perez and Margarita Perez

Sponsor: Cristina Cabrera, Gifted and Talented Academy director

Community service: National Honor Society; Students Today Leaders Forever, Pay It Forward Tour; Heartland Blood Centers; French Honor Society tutor

Taylor Powers

School: Elgin High School

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Katy Warren and Michael Powers

Sponsor: Christina Cabrera, Gifted and Talented Academy director

Community service: Students Today Leaders Forever, Pay It Forward Tour, Youth United Way, National Honor Society, Community Crisis Center fundraising

Hank Prim

School: Cary-Grove High School

Hometown: Cary

Class: Senior

Parents: William and Darlene Prim

Sponsor: Matthew Berg, counselor

Community service: "Community Day" sponsored by Student Council, Des Plaines Police Explorers, Holy Cross Lutheran Church religious education teacher

Jackson A. Rettig

School: Marmion Academy

Hometown: Sugar Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Mark & Jeana Rettig

Sponsor: Daniel Thorpe

Community service: Quito Barrio Outreach; Mission Trip to Quito, Ecuador; St. Therese School, tutoring; Marmion Abbey Altar Server and Eucharistic Minister

Navika Shukla

School: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Hometown: Orland Park

Class: Senior

Parents: Arunima and Deepak Shukla

Sponsor: Kara Molenhouse, counselor

Community service: Organized fundraisers for African drought, volunteered at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital, Peer Tutor, Council for Exceptional Children

Emylee Thompson

School: South Elgin High School

Hometown: South Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Don and Marcia Thompson

Sponsor: Domonique Zewde

Community service: R-Word Rally; Celebration of Hope Seed Packing, Willow Creek Community Church; Feed My Starving Children; Earth Day Planting 2012, South Elgin

Katina Tole

School: Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Jeff and Natalie Tole

Sponsor: Marsha Potthoff, principal

Community service: Totus Tuus vacation Bible school Leader; MS Walk; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Fish Fry; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Children's Liturgy

Trevor Vogler

School: Dundee-Crown High

Hometown: Algonquin

Class: Senior

Parents: Dean and Janet Vogler

Sponsor: Kim Gavigan, career specialist

Community service: Elevate middle school ministry of Willow Creek Community Church; Habitat for Humanity; Envirothon; National Honor Society

Travis Volmer

School: St. Charles North High School

Hometown: St. Charles

Class: Senior

Parents: Mary and Chris Volmer

Sponsor: P. Gleason

Community service: Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, T.E.A.M. Polaris, Relay For Life Planning Committee, Madrigals

Alexandra Weigand

School: Central High School

Hometown: St. Charles

Class: Senior

Parents: Gary and Jackie Weigand

Sponsor: Adam Lindley, guidance counselor

Community service: Lazarus House, Northern Illinois Food Bank Food Drive, Paul Ruby Foundation benefit concert, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Central Youth Soccer coaching/mentoring

Mackenzie Williams

School: Geneva Community High School

Hometown: Geneva

Class: Senior

Parents: Dyron and Marlo Williams

Sponsor: Victoria Holbrook, counselor

Community service: Leos Club Partnership Program, German National Honor Society, Multisport Madness Kids Triathlon volunteer coach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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