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2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions

Emily Adams

Emily Adams

 
Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

 
Makena Barickman

Makena Barickman

 
Mitchell Bateman

Mitchell Bateman

 
Susanna Cain

Susanna Cain

 
Derrius Carter

Derrius Carter

 
Mobeen “Farooq” Chaudhry

Mobeen "Farooq" Chaudhry

 
Stephanie Cheng

Stephanie Cheng

 
Kelsey Cummings

Kelsey Cummings

 
Anna Dispensa

Anna Dispensa

 
Agilda Dema

Agilda Dema

 
Hilary Dunn

Hilary Dunn

 
Melody Fisher-Lewek

Melody Fisher-Lewek

 
Nicolle Marie Gaudette

Nicolle Marie Gaudette

 
Zach Harbaugh

Zach Harbaugh

 
Collin Holte

Collin Holte

 
Samantha Hoyt

Samantha Hoyt

 
Megan Imundo

Megan Imundo

 
Zander Lopez

Zander Lopez

 
Tyler Maryanski

Tyler Maryanski

 
Elizabeth Oladokun

Elizabeth Oladokun

 
Jordan Pasco

Jordan Pasco

 
Bernadette Pauls

Bernadette Pauls

 
Monica Ramirez

Monica Ramirez

 
Stephen Ryder

Stephen Ryder

 
Mehak Sarang

Mehak Sarang

 
Charles Shin

Charles Shin

 
Anne Siesennop

Anne Siesennop

 
Tyler Splitt

Tyler Splitt

 
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Emily Adams

Harvest Christian Academy

Hometown: South Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Fred and Cheryl Adams

Sponsor: Jill Nolan, English teacher

Community service: Student council treasurer, volunteer worship leader at church, student mentoring program, homecoming committee

Nick Anderson

Cary-Grove High School

Hometown: Cary

Class: Senior

Parents: Bill and Lisa Anderson

Sponsor: Jim Kelly, dean of students

Community service: Interact club president, French club, link crew commissioner, National Honor Society

Makena Barickman

Elgin Academy

Hometown: Geneva

Class: Senior

Parents: Betty Watanabe and Peter Barickman

Sponsor: Doug Sept, director of the upper school

Community service: Student council president, peer tutoring and mentoring, volunteer at United Methodist Church of Geneva

Mitchell Bateman

Kaneland High School

Hometown: Kaneville

Class: Senior

Parents: Angie and Dan Bateman

Sponsor: April Rames, English teacher and theater director

Community service: Student Services Advisory Council representative, Peer Leadership adviser, First Baptist Church of Geneva student leader

Susanna Cain

Elgin Academy

Hometown: Geneva

Class: Senior

Parents: John and Rebecca Cain

Sponsor: Doug Sept, director of the upper school

Community service: Varsity basketball and track and field member, volunteer at soup kitchen of Elgin, National Honor Society member

Derrius Carter

Jacobs High School

Hometown: Algonquin

Class: Senior

Parents: Derrick and Betty Carter

Sponsor: Leigh Adler, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society president, volunteer at Advocate Sherman Hospital, member of track and field team

Mobeen 'Farooq' Chaudhry

St. Charles East High School

Hometown: West Chicago

Parents: Zarga and Abid Chaudhry

Class: Senior

Sponsor: Jeff Bialeschki, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society president, peer leadership program, student council treasurer, editor-in-chief of school paper

Stephanie Cheng

West Aurora High School

Hometown: North Aurora

Class: Junior

Parents: Moses and Anne Cheng

Sponsor: William Stanley, counselor

Community service: Nursery volunteer at Morningstar Community Church, Radius Camps volunteer, Urban Youth Ministries kids camp volunteer

Kelsey Cummings

Jacobs High School

Hometown: Algonquin

Class: Senior

Parents: John and Jeanine Cummings

Sponsor: Kathryn O'Brien, math teacher and softball coach

Community service: Student council president, National Honor Society member, head chair of Adopt-a-Family, member of softball team

Agilda Dema

Batavia High School

Hometown: Batavia

Class: Senior

Parents: Hasan and Elida Dema

Sponsor: Steven Lesniak, counselor

Community service: Delnor Community Hospital volunteer, Albanian animal rescue team service leader, National Honor Society member, National French Honor Society member, National English Honor Society member

Anna Dispensa

Geneva High School

Hometown: Geneva

Class: Senior

Parents: Frank and Cheryl Dispensa

Sponsor: Cathy Pool, counselor

Community service: Student council vice president, homecoming committee, National Honor Society member, marching band section leader, Arden Angles volunteer

Hilary Dunn

South Elgin High School

Hometown: South Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Jim and Michele Dunn

Sponsor: Rachel Gleason, teacher

Community service: Hugh O'Brian Youth ambassador, Grace Evangelical Church ministries worship leader, National Honor Society, Tri-M music honor society

Melody Fisher-Lewek

Rosary High School

Hometown: Batavia

Class: Junior

Parents: Candy Fisher and Larry Lewek

Sponsor: Edie Branom, counselor

Community service: Immanuel Lutheran Church and school volunteer, West Suburban Humane Society volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor

Nicolle Marie Gaudette

Westminster Christian School

Hometown: South Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Ernest and LoAnn Gaudette

Sponsor: Scott Sevey, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society vice president, St. Mark's Lutheran Church Christmas musical director, Community Outreach club member, Blues and Barbers choir member

Zach Harbaugh

Harvest Christian Academy

Hometown: St. Charles

Class: Senior

Parents: Mark and LeAnn Harbaugh

Sponsor: Jason Acres, pastor and teacher

Community service: Four years varsity soccer, soccer team captain, National Honor Society member, peer mentorship and discipleship, homecoming committee

Collin Holte

St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Michael and Louise Holte

Sponsor: Wendy Kelly, English teacher

Community service: Feed My Starving Children volunteer, Crusader youth football volunteer, community Thanksgiving meal volunteer, peer ministry member

Samantha Hoyt

Westminster Christian School

Hometown: East Dundee

Class: Senior

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hoyt

Sponsor: Carolyn Palmer, high school principal

Community service: Varsity Science Olympiad member, National Honor Society, Immanuel Lutheran Church mission worker, organized Volley for Africa event

Megan Imundo

Batavia High School

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Bob and Kim Imundo

Sponsor: Alton Rollerson, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society, Key Club member, Immanuel Lutheran Church nursery volunteer, student ambassador to board of education

Zander Lopez

Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: Dundee

Class: Senior

Parents: Nick and Elizabeth Lopez

Sponsor: Gabriela Wilson, Spanish teacher

Community service: Rotary Club treasurer, National Honor Society board member and volunteer, Beta Club member, Smiles 4 Bob volunteer

Tyler Maryanski

Marmion Academy

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Glen and Eileen Maryanski

Sponsor: Michael Burrows, school chaplain

Community service: MENtor volunteer, Kairos Retreat rector/spiritual retreat leader, Feed My Starving Children volunteer, Sleep Out Saturday member

Elizabeth Oladokun

Larkin High School

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Marian Oyewande

Sponsor: Jill Hunt, counselor

Community service: Student government member, National Honor Society member, Superintendent student advisory council, Celestial Church of Christ volunteer

Jordan Pasco

Huntley High School

Hometown: Huntley

Class: Senior

Parents: Paul and Anne Pasco

Sponsor: Karen Miller, counselor

Community service: Student Council president, National Honor Society member, yearbook editor-in-chief, Community Service Club member

Bernadette Pauls

Aurora Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Sugar Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Robert and Jane Pauls

Sponsor: Bridget Buckley, counselor

Community service: Kairos team leader, Feed My Starving Children volunteer, Pro-Life Club activist, National Honor Society historian, Student Ambassador president

Monica Ramirez

St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Hoffman Estates

Class: Senior

Parents: Saul and Estela Ramirez

Sponsor: Tim Brieger, social studies teacher

Community service: Anderson Animal Shelter volunteer, Sparks Academy youth soccer coach, Feed My Starving Children volunteer, varsity soccer

Stephen Ryder

West Aurora High School

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Jeffery and Bonnie Ryder

Sponsor: Steven Stern, science teacher

Community service: Peer Tutor volunteer, vice president of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra student council, Kiwanis volunteer, marching band member

Mehak Sarang

St. Charles North High School

Hometown: St. Charles

Class: Senior

Parents: Divya and Beneet Sarang

Sponsor: Peter Gleason, science teacher

Community service: Spanish National Honor Society member, Television For the Environment volunteer, National Honor Society member, student council vice president

Charles Shin

Marian Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Min and Myung Shin

Sponsor: Rebecca Reed, counselor

Community service: Student government president, National Honor Society member, mentoring program volunteer, Safe Driving Club member

Anne Siesennop

Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Tom and Debbie Siesennop

Sponsor: Tammy Freund, counselor

Community service: CLS food pantry volunteer, Crystal Lake Oktoberfest volunteer, National Honor Society member, student council president

Tyler Splitt

Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Michael and Sheila Splitt

Sponsor: Tammy Freund, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society president, Kiwanis volunteer, student council member, Gator Link crew member

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