Northwest Suburban Leadership Team honorable mentions

  • Allison Bayro

    Allison Bayro

  • Adam Bieda

    Adam Bieda

  • Allison Blevins

    Allison Blevins

  • Rachel Cielak

    Rachel Cielak

  • Emily Davidson

    Emily Davidson

  • Katie Duncker

    Katie Duncker

  • Stephanie Feliciano

    Stephanie Feliciano

  • Renee Jhu

    Renee Jhu

  • Blake Kotel

    Blake Kotel

  • Jessica Kovach

    Jessica Kovach

  • Wiktoria Kozlowska

    Wiktoria Kozlowska

  • Elise Lemp

    Elise Lemp

  • Joshua Madsen

    Joshua Madsen

  • Olivia McAleer

    Olivia McAleer

  • Michael McGrath

    Michael McGrath

  • Rachel Mullany

    Rachel Mullany

  • Kishan Patel

    Kishan Patel

  • Caitlin Riedy

    Caitlin Riedy

  • Samantha Salvador

    Samantha Salvador

  • Niti Shah

    Niti Shah

  • Arielle Strauss

    Arielle Strauss

  • Sophia Way

    Sophia Way

  • Henry Woo

    Henry Woo

  • Elias Zenkich

    Elias Zenkich

 
Updated 1/8/2015 1:01 PM

Allison Bayro

Maine West High School

 

Hometown: Des Plaines

Class: Senior

Parents: Russell and Michelle Bayro

Sponsor: Randy Harper

Community service: Chicago Cares Pet Therapy volunteer; Feed My Starving Children volunteer; Peterson Garden Project volunteer; freshman mentor; Resurrection Hospital office volunteer

Adam Bieda

William Fremd High School

Hometown: Inverness

Class: Senior

Parents: Gary and Susan Bieda

Sponsor: Grant Dawson, English teacher

Community service: Viking Tutoring Center peer tutor; Operation Snowball volunteer; Viking Advisory and Mentoring Program vice president and mentor; Winston Middle School Snowflake mentor; Sundling Junior High teaching assistant

Allison Blevins

John Hersey High School

Hometown: Prospect Heights

Class: Senior

Parents: Nancy Blevins and Brad Blevins

Sponsor: Mark Gunther, Social Science teacher

Community service: Super Buddies volunteer; Special Olympics volunteer; Buddy Baseball volunteer; Hersey For Hirschfeld; Service Over Self member

Rachel Cielak

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St. Viator High School

Hometown: Schaumburg

Class: Senior

Parents: Edward and Debbie Cielak

Sponsor: Kelly Dutmers, college counselor

Community service: Mr. Charity Foundation volunteer coordinator; Schaumburg Township District Library shelving moderator; St. Matthew Church Bible Camp leader

Emily Davidson

Buffalo Grove High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Class: Senior

Parents: Lisa and Stuart Davidson

Sponsor: Zaya DeNardo, French and Spanish teacher and Barbara Meyer, French teacher and coordinator of clubs and activities

Community service: Intergenerational Prom committee member; Literacy Lab tutor; Homework Club tutor

Katie Duncker

Elk Grove High School

Hometown: Elk Grove Village

Class: Senior

Parents: Christine and Bill Duncker

Sponsor: Anna Foecking, counselor

Community service: Student Council class board member; Pals Peer Tutor; Peer helper; Cimino Dance Studio member; National Honor Society

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Stephanie Feliciano

East Leyden High School

Hometown: Franklin Park

Class: Senior

Parents: Angel and Rebecca Feliciano

Sponsor: Melissa Zapata, Special Education teacher

Community service: Divine Flow Children's Ministry tutor and volunteer; ACCESS Mentoring Program volunteer; Hoby Youth Leadership Conference nature cleanup; Interact Club member

Renee Jhu

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Hometown: Buffalo Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Steven Jhu and Jung Yun Jhu

Sponsor: Zara Dittman, Freshman Mentor Program coordinator

Community service: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital volunteer; Youth With A Mission and Hanmee Presbyterian Church mission trip; National Honor Society member; Freshman Mentor Program volunteer

Blake T. Kotel

Barrington High School

Hometown: Inverness

Class: Senior

Parents: Tom and Kathy Kotel

Sponsor: Jill Bauer, Student Volunteer Program coordinator

Community service: Camp Soar counselor; NISRA Recreational Program leader and Special Olympics coach; Operation Snowball, Snowflake Program leader

Jessica Kovach

Buffalo Grove High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Class: Senior

Parents: Jim and Joan Kovach

Sponsor: Jeanne Shin-Cooper

Community service: Interact Service Club member; St. James Sunday school assistant; Besse's Table Soup Kitchen volunteer

Wiktoria Kozlowska

Rolling Meadows High School

Hometown: Rolling Meadows

Class: Senior

Parents: Agnieszka Kozlowska and Andrzej Kozlowski

Sponsor: Todd Schaap

Community service: Junior Leader; Future Educators of America executive board member; Westgate Elementary School homework helper; Northwest Special Recreation Association volunteer

Elise Lemp

Hoffman Estates High School

Hometown: Hoffman Estates

Class: Senior

Parents: Joseph and Jean Lemp

Sponsor: Heidi Davey, English teacher

Community service: WOW Project volunteer; altar server; vacation Bible school volunteer; Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards volunteer

Joshua Madsen

Maine East High School

Hometown: Morton Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Ellen Madsen and Mark Madsen

Sponsor: N/A

Community service: Volunteer at St. Paul Church, Mount Prospect; Ysleta Lutheran Mission volunteer; Lyceum, tornado clean up; Lutheran Church Charities volunteer

Olivia McAleer

Prospect High School

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Class: Senior

Parents: Marty and Carla McAleer

Sponsor: Michelle Tantillo, Service Learning coordinator

Community service: LifeSource blood drive coordinator; Special Olympics volunteer; St. James vacation Bible school volunteer; Dett gift delivery

Michael McGrath

Bartlett High School

Hometown: Bartlett

Class: Senior

Parents: Dan and Marie McGrath

Sponsor: Tom VanBooven, counselor

Community service: Boy Scout Troop 66 Eagle Scout; Bartlett Public Library Reading Program volunteer; peer leader; St. Isidore Catholic Church Youth Group member

Rachel Mullany

Rolling Meadows High School

Hometown: Rolling Meadows

Class: Senior

Parents: Steven and Debra Mullany

Sponsor: Reggie Good, dance teacher, Orchesis and Variety Show director

Community service: National Honor Society blood drive volunteer; Mighty Mustang Mentors; Rotary Interact Club member; Mustangs Committed to Service member

Kishan Hitesh Patel

James B. Conant High School

Hometown: Elk Grove Village

Class: Senior

Parents: Hitesh Patel and Nita Patel

Sponsor: Matt Wiley, counselor

Community service: Alexian Brothers Medical Center Day Surgery volunteer; BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir group leader; Schaumburg Police Department Peer Juror

Caitlin Riedy

Palatine High School

Hometown: Palatine

Class: Senior

Parents: Caitlin Riedy

Sponsor: Richard Splitt, counselor

Community service: Trust Leader Mentor Program; Service Club member; Voices Youth Group member; class board member; Palatine Track and Field Program mentor

Samantha Salvador

Schaumburg High School

Hometown: Schaumburg

Class: Senior

Parents: John and Sheila Salvador

Sponsor: Jessica Wienke, social studies teacher

Community service: Friendship Village activity volunteer; Children's Advocacy Center special events volunteer; Saint Hubert Eucharistic minister.

Niti Shah

Maine East High School

Hometown: Des Plaines

Class: Senior

Parents: Nilesh and Shruti Shah

Sponsor: Judith Tyler, Gifted coordinator/AP Biology teacher

Community service: Mr. Demon Pageant manager and coordinator; Lutheran General Hospital Patient Care equipment volunteer; Kumon Learning Center tutor assistant

Arielle Strauss

East Leyden High School

Hometown: River Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Daniel and Elizabeth Strauss

Sponsor: Bill Mitchell, counselor

Community service: Good Breakfast Cereal Drive volunteer; summer school tutor at River Grove School; ACCESS Freshman Mentoring Program volunteer; member East Leyden Student Council

Sophia Way

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Hometown: Kildeer

Class: Senior

Parents: Tina Way and Richard Way

Sponsor: Zara Dittman, Freshman Mentor Program coordinator

Community service: Freshman Mentor Program volunteer; varsity basketball captain; peer tutor

Henry Woo

Hoffman Estates High School

Hometown: Schaumburg

Class: Senior

Parents: Ming-Chu Woo and Shuang-Sheng Woo

Sponsor: Mark Ahn, English teacher

Community service: Fellowship Music Academy member; Asian Pacific Islanders representative; school theater stage crew volunteer; Student Council of the Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School

Elias Zenkich

Elk Grove High School

Hometown: Elk Grove Village

Class: Senior

Parents: Ilias Zenkich and Mirsada Zenkich

Sponsor: Matthew Bohnenkamp

Community service: Alexian Brothers Medical Center volunteer; WACO participant; Elk Grove High School food drive volunteer; Feed My Starving Children volunteer; National Honor Society

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