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DuPage Leadership Team honorable mentions

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  • Sarah Ahmed

      Sarah Ahmed

  • Hannah Bender

      Hannah Bender

  • Melanie Betbadal

      Melanie Betbadal

  • G. Scott Boswell

      G. Scott Boswell

  • Caitlyn Bradfield

      Caitlyn Bradfield

  • Laura Bucci

      Laura Bucci

  • Joshua Chiang

      Joshua Chiang

  • Evan DeLorenzo

      Evan DeLorenzo

  • Alexander Glowacki

      Alexander Glowacki

  • Jordan Hank

      Jordan Hank

  • Viviana Hernandez

      Viviana Hernandez

  • Mei-Li Hey

      Mei-Li Hey

  • James Jacob

      James Jacob

  • Shaan Khan

      Shaan Khan

  • Jeremy Kucik

      Jeremy Kucik

  • Ryan Leen

      Ryan Leen

  • Thomas Mandel

      Thomas Mandel

  • Colleen Maloney

      Colleen Maloney

  • Kelsey Packer

      Kelsey Packer

  • Mary Prebys

      Mary Prebys

  • Seth Quam

      Seth Quam

  • Kelly Regan

      Kelly Regan

  • Luke Ruszkowski

      Luke Ruszkowski

  • Clare Santos-Gacad

      Clare Santos-Gacad

  • Adil Shoeb

      Adil Shoeb

  • Amanda Sivak

      Amanda Sivak

  • Georgia Stirtz

      Georgia Stirtz

  • Christa Szalach

      Christa Szalach

  • Connor Tobin

      Connor Tobin

  • Jolie-Grace Wareham

      Jolie-Grace Wareham

  • Andrea Wojciechowski

      Andrea Wojciechowski

  • Victoria Zakrzewski

      Victoria Zakrzewski

 

Sarah Ahmed

School: College Preparatory School of America

Hometown: Lombard

Class: Senior

Parents: Wasay Ahmed and Azra Ahmed

Sponsor: Duc Do, instruction specialist, curriculum coordinator and mentor teacher

Community service: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, research volunteer; Humanitarians Offering Peace Everywhere (H.O.P.E) Club; Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region II Student Board (IJAS); Art Club; student newsletter co-editor

Hannah Bender

School: Glenbard North High School

Hometown: Carol Stream

Class: Senior

Parents: Kathie and Howard Bender

Sponsor: Debra Steller, school counselor

Community service: Congregation Etz Chaim, Sunday school teacher and teenage representative on the synagogue's long-range planning committee; Eisendrath International Exchange High School In Israel Program, co-president of the religious services committee; Glenbard School District Peer Advisory Committee on Tobacco Prevention volunteer; Glenbard North High School, nurses/teacher aide

Melanie Betbadal

School: Metea Valley High School

Hometown: Naperville

Class: Senior

Parents: Madelen and Albert Betbadal

Sponsor: Adam Page, English teacher

Community service: Young Life Camp volunteer, Metea Young Life senior leader; Naperville Safety Town volunteer; Fresh Connect mentor; Key Club

G. Scott Boswell

School: Naperville North High School

Hometown: Naperville

Class: Senior

Parents: Greg and Michelle Boswell

Sponsor: Jennifer Schuemelfeder, English teacher

Community service: Organized "Rocks for Socks," a benefit concert to collect fresh socks for donation to local homeless shelters; student government; National Honor Society; peer gym leader for special-needs students; church youth group leader

Caitlyn Bradfield

School: Lake Park High School West Campus

Hometown: Medinah

Class: Senior

Parents: Derek and Cristy Bradfield

Sponsor: Shaun Conway, history teacher

Community service: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, youth group activity planner and camp youth leader; youth basketball assistant coach; tutors middle school students; sold T-shirts for a scholarship fund at two schools

Laura Bucci

School: Wheaton North High School

Hometown: Wheaton

Class: Senior

Parents: Donna and Chris Bucci

Sponsor: Dan Cekay

Community service: Key Club; Special Camps volunteer; Western DuPage Special Recreation Association social events and camps volunteer; Alliance for Smiles; Jefferson Preschool volunteer

Joshua Chiang

School: Wheaton Academy

Hometown: Wheaton

Class: Senior

Parents: Dr. and Mrs. Paul and Marsha Chiang

Community service: Project Lead Local (school leadership team); Fort Wilderness Ministries; PADS volunteer; choir tour service trips; Leader Treks mission trip to Honduras

Evan DeLorenzo

School: Hinsdale Central High School

Hometown: Hinsdale

Class: Senior

Parents: Anthony DeLorenzo and Regina DeLorenzo

Sponsor: Donna Wheeler

Community service: Hanson Center volunteer; RESPOND NOW

Alexander Glowacki

School: Addison Trail High School

Hometown: Addison

Class: Senior

Parents: John and Jola Glowacki

Sponsor: Amy Ferraro; English Department chair

Community service: Key Club volunteer; Addison Community Switchboard volunteer; school concession stand volunteer

Jordan Hank

School: Hinsdale Central High School

Hometown: Westmont

Class: Senior

Parents: Al and Debbie Hank

Sponsor: Kevin Koehler, guidance counselor

Community service: American Legion volunteer

Viviana Hernandez

School: Addison Trail High School

Hometown: Addison

Class: Senior

Parents: Maricela Hernandez and Manuel Hernandez

Sponsor: Anthony Cirrincione

Community service: National Honor Society, arranged and worked at Easter party; Second Helping; Indian Trail volleyball camp, Kiwanis Peanut Day; Feed My Starving Children

Mei-Li Hey

School: West Chicago Community High School

Hometown: West Chicago

Class: Senior

Parents: Matthew and Charlene Hey

Sponsor: Anne Gomez, counselor

Community service: Resurrection Parish, holiday party and food pantry volunteer; peer support group leader; swim instructor; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walkathon; Feed My Starving Children volunteer

James Jacob

School: Glenbard North High School

Hometown: Glendale Heights

Class: Senior

Parents: Charly and Liny Jacob

Sponsor: Kevin Erday, social studies teacher

Community service: Adventist GlenOaks Hospital volunteer; St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, youth group secretary and vacation Bible school teacher; Ignite Chicago 2012 backstage volunteer

Shaan Khan

School: Glenbard South High School

Hometown: Lombard

Class: Senior

Parents: Moon Khan and Shanu Khan

Sponsor: Tim McGrath

Community service: Islamic Foundation, Sunday school teaching assistant; M.A.J. Children's Education Services, ESL tutor; campaign volunteer

Jeremy Kucik

School: Willowbrook High School

Hometown: Villa Park

Class: Senior

Parents: Thomas and Sharon Kucik

Sponsor: Lourdes Piņa, school counselor

Community service: Blue Crew school spirit club; Key Club; New Beginnings club; Easter Seals; Leo Club

Ryan K. Leen

School: Benet Academy

Hometown: Naperville

Class: Senior

Parents: John and Colleen Leen

Sponsor: Laura Lundstrom, senior college counselor

Community service: Campus Ministry Assistance Team; Outreach Program; National Honor Society service projects; St. Raphael Church service projects, Alex's Lemonade Stand

Thomas Mandel

School: Lisle Senior High School

Hometown: Lisle

Class: Senior

Parents: Robert and Lori Mandel

Sponsor: Ron Jeagle

Community service: Lisle Teens with Character; Student Ambassadors

Colleen Maloney

School: Immaculate Conception High School

Hometown: Elmhurst

Class: Senior

Parents: Sue and John Maloney

Sponsor: Jean Field, guidance counselor

Community service: TLC Camp camp councilor; Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Teen Volunteers; Immaculate Conception Youth Ministry Mission Trip; Visitation Catholic Church High School Chorale; Spirito! Singers

Kelsey Rose Packer

School: Immaculate Conception High School

Hometown: Elmhurst

Class: Senior

Parents: Richard and Laura Packer

Sponsor: Sr. Mary Megan Farrelly

Community service: Elmhurst Memorial Hospital volunteer; National Honor Society; youth ministry mission trip; volunteer pianist; Elmhurst Extended Care nursing home volunteer

Mary Prebys

School: St. Francis High School

Hometown: Naperville

Class: Senior

Parents: Gretchen Prebys and the late Christopher Prebys

Sponsor: Trudy Rigney, guidance

Community service: Student Ministry Team leader; "Group Week of Hope" mission trip; "Paint the Stands Pink" student coordinator; Student Ambassador director and team leader; Evergreen Club

Seth Quam

School: Glenbard East High School

Hometown: Lombard

Class: Senior

Parents: Joel and Vivian Quam

Community service: Lake Geneva Leadership Weekend/Senior Leaders; Habitat for Humanity volunteer; Challenge Day participant

Kelly Regan

School: Wheaton Academy

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Jennifer and Doug Regan

Sponsor: Dan Crabtree, college counselor

Community service: PADS volunteer; part of a team of students who organized a fundraiser at the school; tutors underprivileged kids; World Orphans mission trip to Haiti; Leader Treks mission trip to Honduras

Luke Ruszkowski

School: Willowbrook High School

Hometown: Villa Park

Class: Senior

Parents: Dan and Molly Ruszkowski

Sponsor: Scott Forcash, counselor

Community service: Mission trips to the Appalachia region of West Virginia and a Navajo reservation in New Mexico to repair and rebuild homes; Key Club; Feed My Starving Children volunteer; Relay For Life walker

Clare Santos-Gacad

School: Fenton Community High School

Hometown: Bensenville

Class: Senior

Parents: Cecilio Gacad and Cecilia Santos-Gacad

Sponsor: Teri Wood, director of community relations and community service

Community service: Interact Club/Rotary Club; Special Olympics peer coach; Project C.A.R.E. reading tutor; Peer Jury/ Kids Can't Buy Em' Here Program; senior citizen matinee volunteer; religious education helper

Adil Mohammed Shoeb

School: College Preparatory School of America

Hometown: Streamwood

Class: Senior

Parents: Mohammed Shoeb and Masarrath Shoeb

Sponsor: Duc Do, instruction specialist, curriculum coordinator and mentor teacher

Community service: St. Alexius Medical Center volunteer; FFN (Food for the Needy) volunteer; Camp Busy Bees camp counselor; National Honor Society peer tutoring, Habitat for Humanity volunteer

Amanda R. Sivak

School: West Chicago Community High School

Hometown: Winfield

Class: Senior

Parents: Mary and Michael Sivak

Sponsor: Jill A. Holubetz, counselor

Community service: Humanitarian Service Project volunteer; 2011/2012 Chicago Marathon volunteer; passed out candy and collected donations for the Lions Club; campaign volunteer

Georgia Layne Stirtz

School: Naperville Central High School

Hometown: Naperville

Class: Senior

Parents: Bradley and Mary Stirtz

Sponsor: Nicholas DiGiovanni

Community service: Group Workcamp mission trips; Chorelles student-led girls a cappella group; PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) volunteer; CareNet Pregnancy Services of DuPage; Care and Share Ministry

Christa Szalach

School: Naperville North High School

Hometown: Naperville

Class: Senior

Parents: Stephanie and Rick Szalach

Sponsor: Jennifer Baumgartner, dean of student activities

Community service: J. Kyle Braid Leadership volunteer; K-9 Companion Peer Program; adaptive physical education leader; First Class leader; Freshman Year Information (FYI) leader

Connor Tobin

School: Naperville Central High School

Hometown: Naperville

Class: Senior

Parents: Bob and Patty Tobin

Sponsor: Kristina Hagenbaumer

Community service: Community Access, Naperville; Special Olympics track and field volunteer; Younglife Access; Student Advisory Council (SAC); Food Fight, helped plan fundraisers

Jolie-Grace Wareham

School: Glenbard East High School

Hometown: Lombard

Class: Senior

Parents: Jim Wareham and Karen Ryla

Sponsor: Chris Van Den Berg, social studies teacher, leadership coordinator

Community service: Illinois State Board of Education Student Advisory Council, Village of Lombard Economic and Community Development Committee/Lombard Town Centre student member; National Honors Society; political campaign volunteer; church mission trips

Andrea Wojciechowski

School: Lake Park High School

Hometown: Roselle

Class: Senior

Parents: Bill and Diane Wojciechowski

Sponsor: Kelly Baugher

Community service: Roselle/Itasca Peer Jury; National Honor Society; Mission Church, kids worship leader; Bloomingdale Park District 5K Run volunteer; Ryder Cup volunteer

Victoria Zakrzewski

School: Fenton High School

Hometown: Wood Dale

Class: Senior

Parents: Bozena and Bogdan Zakrzewski

Sponsor: Teri Wood, director of community relations and community service

Community service: Alexian Brothers Medical District volunteer; Bison Environmental Activist Team; Bensenville Chamber of Commerce/Aviation Universe

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