Honorable mentions: Fox Valley Leadership Team, 2015-2016

 

Haley Baumgartner
Haley Baumgartner
Haley Baumgartner

Batavia High School

Hometown: Geneva

Class: Senior

Parents: Ramona Robertson and David Baumgartner

Sponsor: Steven Lesniak, counselor

Community service: Key Club, National Honor Society, blood drive, Project Harmony

Scott Becker
Scott Becker
Scott Becker

Aurora Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Kim and Steve Becker

Sponsor: Bridget Buckley, director of guidance

Community service: Math Honor Society president, National Honor Society, cross country captain, grade school basketball assistant coach

Chase Castro
Chase Castro
Chase Castro

Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Lake in the Hills

Class: Senior

Parents: Joette and Steve Castro

Sponsor: Brett Collins, counselor

Community service: Student Council vice president, Feed My Starving Children, gym leader

Maggie Corbett
Maggie Corbett
Maggie Corbett

Harry D. Jacobs High School

Hometown: Algonquin

Class: Senior

Parents: Mary and Chip Corbett

Sponsor: Christopher Keller, physics teacher

Community service: National Honor Society, Student Council, peer tutoring

Alison Dobbins
Alison Dobbins
Alison Dobbins

Marian Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Jeanne and Tom Dobbins

Sponsor: Rebecca Reed, guidance director

Community service: National Honor Society, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District treasurer, Salvation Army Backpack Program

Lucas Dowell
Lucas Dowell
Lucas Dowell

Marian Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Woodstock

Class: Senior

Parents: Kathy and David Dowell

Sponsor: Rebecca Reed, guidance director

Community service: National Honor Society, Key Club, altar serving

Sara El Rahmany
Sara El Rahmany
Sara El Rahmany

Larkin High School

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parent: Saad Liao El Rahmany

Sponsor: John Tuin, principal

Community service: National Honor Society, student council president, River View Rehab Center volunteer

Salvador Emery
Salvador Emery
Salvador Emery

West Aurora High School

Hometown: North Aurora

Class: Junior

Parents: Laura and Craig Emery

Sponsor: Linda Brennan, culinary arts teacher

Community service: Feed my Starving Children, baby-sitting, Pro Start Culinary Team

Sydney Faler
Sydney Faler
Sydney Faler

Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow

Class: Senior

Parents: Denise and Bill Faler

Sponsor: Kimberly Gisch, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society, Rotary Club president, Girl Up Dundee founder and president, Beta Club

Melissa Fidler
Melissa Fidler
Melissa Fidler

West Aurora High School

Hometown: North Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Susan and Gary Fidler

Sponsor: Chris Soulsby, coach and school psychologist

Community service: National Honor Society, Feed My Starving Children, Senior High Youth Group, Future Educators of America

Michael Gerkin
Michael Gerkin
Michael Gerkin

St. Charles East High School

Hometown: St. Charles

Class: Senior

Parents: Mary and Patrick Gerkin

Sponsor: Sheila Vining

Community service: National Honor Society, PADS, St. John Neumann Catholic Church volunteer

Ben Getka
Ben Getka
Ben Getka

Cary-Grove High School

Hometown: Cary

Class: Senior

Parents: Laura and Bill Getka

Sponsor: Katja Stonebraker

Community service: PADS, Habitat for Humanity, Interact, St. Vincent de Paul Society

Esteban Gonzalez
Esteban Gonzalez
Esteban Gonzalez

Dundee-Crown High School

Hometown: Carpentersville

Class: Senior

Parent: Jose Gonzalez

Sponsor: Emily Jacobs, AVID Coordinator

Community service: AVID club, Boys and Girls Club, Construction Club president

Madelynn Gross
Madelynn Gross
Madelynn Gross

Crystal Lake South High School

Hometown: Crystal Lake

Class: Senior

Parents: Karen and Gary Gross

Sponsor: Kerri Bauers, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society, Gator Pride, CORE Team member, co-teacher of fifth -grade religious education

Maegan Gross
Maegan Gross
Maegan Gross

St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Dawn and Donald Gross

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien, head of counseling

Community service: National Honor Society president, Heartland and Blood Center donor, Catholic heart care missionary trips

Hannah Haecker
Hannah Haecker
Hannah Haecker

Westminster Christian School

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Dawn and Greg Haecker

Sponsor: Fred Versluys, principal

Community service: Fellowship Housing, Oasis for Orphans, Elevate-Willow Creek Community Church mentor

Emily Hinners
Emily Hinners
Emily Hinners

Hampshire High School

Hometown: Hampshire

Class: Senior

Parents: Jennifer and David Hinners

Sponsor: Kristina Wade, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society, Chicago Cares, Girls Leadership Group

Divya Lakshmi Jasthi
Divya Lakshmi Jasthi -
Divya Lakshmi Jasthi

Illinois Math and Science Academy

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Sreelatha and Prasad Jasthi

Sponsor: Julia Husen, counselor

Community service: Aurora Public Library volunteer, Balaji Temple mentor, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital

Kelly Jezior
Kelly Jezior
Kelly Jezior

Geneva Community High School

Hometown: Geneva

Class: Senior

Parents: Kathy and Dennis Jezior

Sponsor: Cathy Pool, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society, PE leader, Leo's Club, assistant teacher

Kelly Malecki
Kelly Malecki
Kelly Malecki

Huntley High School

Hometown: Lake in the Hills

Class: Senior

Parents: Mark and Julie Malecki

Sponsor: Melanie Lyons, NHS adviser

Community service: National Honor Society, Community Service Club, HS College and Career Center

Jake Manning
Jake Manning
Jake Manning

Hampshire High School

Hometown: Hampshire

Class: Senior

Parents: Mary and Paul Manning

Sponsor: Frank Simoncelli

Community service: National Honor Society, Jason Motte Foundation, Crystal Lake and Hampshire Food Pantry

Emma May
Emma May
Emma May

Elgin Academy

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Beth and David May

Sponsor: Doug Sept, principal

Community service: National Honor Society, PADS, Soup Kitchen: First Congregational Church of Elgin, Outreach 360, Big Brothers Big Sisters, PAWS Club

Eric Parks
Eric Parks
Eric Parks

St. Edward Central Catholic High School

Hometown: Hoffman Estates

Class: Senior

Parents: Michelle and Patrick Parks

Sponsor: Kerry O'Brien, head of counseling

Community service: National Honor Society, Conservation Club president, Toys for Tots volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Tessa Pfortmiller
Tessa Pfortmiller
Tessa Pfortmiller

Harvest Christian Academy

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Debbie and Terry Pfortmiller

Sponsor: Jill Ciofani Nolan

Community service: Student Council president, Sunday school assistant teacher, Kids Hope USA mentor

Jack Saloga
Jack Saloga
Jack Saloga

Marmion Academy

Hometown: Sugar Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Susan and Edward Saloga

Sponsor: Jean McLean, art teacher

Community service: National Honor Society, mission trip to Guatemala, student council president

Quinn Turcich
Quinn Turcich
Quinn Turcich

Marmion Academy

Hometown: Aurora

Class: Senior

Parents: Jen and John Paul Turcich

Sponsor: Anthony Tinerella

Community service: National Honor Society, Camp Soar, Special Olympics volunteer, Hope D. Wall

Vince Valeriano
Vince Valeriano
Vincent Valeriano

St. Charles North High School

Hometown: South Elgin

Class: Senior

Parents: Ruby and Manuel Valeriano

Sponsor: Ryan Colton, English teacher

Community service: Spanish National Honor Society, Peer Leadership Leader, School Relations committee head

Michael Wright
Michael Wright
Michael Wright

Central High School

Hometown: Elgin

Class: Senior

Parent: Melodie Wright

Sponsor: Sarah Schwartz, counselor

Community service: National FFA Organization, Marching Band, Tech Club

Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu

Cary-Grove High School

Hometown: Cary

Class: Senior

Parents: Erin and John Yu

Sponsor: Chris Mourtokokis, counselor

Community service: MTW, National Honor Society, Korean Church of Chicago

Monica Zimmerman
Monica Zimmerman
Monica Zimmerman

Rosary High School

Hometown: Batavia

Class: Senior

Parents: Julie and Steven Zimmerman

Sponsor: Lisa Sustersic, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society, Between Friends Food Pantry, Crayons for Kids

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