Honorable mentions: Lake County Leadership Team, 2017-2018

 
Posted1/18/2018 5:15 AM
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Aleksandra (Ola) Bartolik
Aleksandra (Ola) Bartolik
Aleksandra (Ola) Bartolik

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Hometown: Waukegan

Class: Senior

Parents: Zbigniew and Bozena Bartolik

Sponsor: Shannon Dey

Community service: Train of Hope, fundraised for and visited a refugee camp in Vienna, Austria; Children's Church at Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan; served breakfast to migrants at Logis St. Jean in Nantes, France; volunteered, organizing classrooms and painting walls at Most Blessed Trinity Academy in Waukegan, and sold raffle tickets

Camille Bowen
Camille Bowen
Camille Bowen

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Class: Senior

Parents: Jori and Tim Bowen

Sponsor: Eric Vichnick, social studies teacher

Community service: Lake County Teen Court; Sunday school teacher; peer tutoring; vacation Bible school photographer; National Honor Society: volunteered with Feed My Starving Children and in the library and held a math fair for middle schoolers

Kelsey Carido
Kelsey Carido
Kelsey Carido

Vernon Hills High School

Hometown: Vernon Hills

Class: Senior

Parents: Marissa and Dan Carido

Sponsor: Nick Austin, school counselor

Community service: Illinois Leadership Seminars volunteer counselor, small group leader; COVE Alliance humanitarian trip to Kapeeka, Uganda; The Beacon Place tutoring and event planning; St. Joseph Catholic Church cantor and teen choir; National Honor Society, service, including tutoring and hurricane relief fundraiser

Amelia Harlocker
Amelia Harlocker
Amelia Harlocker

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Hometown: Lake Forest

Class: Senior

Parents: Christopher and Susan Harlocker

Sponsor: Joanne Yorro

Community service: CROYA, helped plan and lead a youth retreat; Artisan Guide, helped with setup, running, and cleanup; Lake Forest Open Lands Association, clearing invasive species, conservation educator, helped make hiking trail app; CROYA Executive Board, planned meetings and community involvement; Kids only Holiday Shop at the Gorton Center children's shopping assistant

Benjamin Henderson
Benjamin Henderson
Benjamin Henderson

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Class: Senior

Parents: Joanne Henderson and Thomas Henderson

Sponsor: Helen Papas, school counselor

Community service: Boy Scouts of America Eagle project: restored pond shoreline for NICC; Preparation for Lakes Community High School Marching Band 2017 Season; BSA Roadside Cleanup; BSA Illinois Beach State Park Cleanup; Feed My Starving Children

Aileen Hull
Aileen Hull
Aileen Hull

Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Mundelein

Class: Senior

Parents: Maureen and Donald Hull

Sponsor: Phil Donner, Religious Studies department chair, student council moderator

Community service: KITZ 4 KIDZ vice president and secretary; Kairos Retreat student leader; liturgical minister CCHS; Ambassador's Club; PADS of Lake County

Hannah Hutchins
Hannah Hutchins
Hannah Hutchins

Libertyville High School

Hometown: Libertyville

Class: Senior

Parents: Scott and Kristin Hutchins

Sponsor: Scott Bogumil, counselor

Community service: Best Buddies organization helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, chapter president; Equestrian Connection therapeutic riding center volunteer; Capernaum youth group for high schoolers with special needs; Camp Barnabas summer camp volunteer; Organized Spread the Word Week

Lahari Kolli
Lahari Kolli
Lahari Kolli

Warren Township High School

Hometown: Gurnee

Class: Senior

Parents: Lakshman and Sandhya Kolli

Sponsor: James Messina

Community service: Gurnee Park District volunteer; Advocate Condell Medical Center, volunteer in central supply; Vista Hospital volunteer; Future Business Leaders of America, organized a shoe drive, book drive, and fundraising carnival for Caring for Kids; Spanish National Honor Society tutoring

Matthew Kowalski
Matthew Kowalski
Matthew Kowalski

Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Lake Zurich

Class: Senior

Parents: Maureen and Robert Kowalski

Sponsor: Phil Donner, Religious Studies department chair, student council moderator

Community service: Kairos Retreat student leader; Saint Francis peer ministry; Campus ministry: Planning and participating in liturgies and leading retreats for freshmen and eighth-grade students; Holy Week Ministry at Pacific Gardens; Feeding America Food Banks

Hanna Kunin
Hanna Kunin
Hanna Kunin

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Hometown: Buffalo Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Yana Vaysman and Oleg Kunin

Sponsor: Dave Eddy, student activities coordinator

Community service: School board representative; student council executive member/officer; National Honor Society, volunteering at blood drives, nursing homes and elementary schools; Spanish Honor Society, including serving as a student teacher at Washington Elementary School

Emily Luc
Emily Luc
Emily Luc

Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Class: Senior

Parents: Andrew and May Luc

Sponsor: Tom Deichsel, science teacher

Community service: Vista Health System volunteering; Feed My Starving Children; National Honor Society, led community service and organized events; TRI-M Music Honor Society historian, managed social media and organized volunteer opportunities

Abigail Lukas
Abigail Lukas
Abigail Lukas

Mundelein High School

Hometown: Mundelein

Class: Senior

Parents: Jason Lukas and Jennifer Lukas

Sponsor: Jaime Thatcher, counselor

Community service: Mundelein Age Group Water Polo teaching and coaching; National Honor Society service, including making meals for the homeless, organizing books, Feed My Starving Children and making posters for veterans; Link Crew program, where upperclassmen help freshmen acclimate; swimming and water polo captain; organized Crohn's and Colitis Run

Jacklyn Oehlerking
Jacklyn Oehlerking
Jacklyn Oehlerking

Warren Township High School

Hometown: Gurnee

Class: Senior

Parents: Karen and Martin Oehlerking

Sponsor: Betsy Sagala, counselor

Community service: United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, volunteer at VA hospital and event planning, organized and led the Sea Perch booth and the Fourth of July Festival at Naval Station Great Lakes, restoration at the Nike Missile Site; JDRF diabetes walk/run; National Honor Society work with Parents Night Out, Bernie's Book Bank and Feed My Starving Children

William Snyder
William Snyder
William Snyder

Lake Zurich High School

Hometown: Lake Zurich

Class: Senior

Parents: Wayne and Juliet Snyder

Sponsor: Meghan Wood, school counselor

Community service: Student council event planning and community engagement; Special Olympics Polar Plunge Illinois -- Area 13 fundraising; St. Baldrick's fundraising event; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society -- Chicagoland Chapter public speaking; Connect LZ personal community service organization.

Julia Truszkiewicz
Julia Truszkiewicz
Julia Truszkiewicz

Round Lake High School

Hometown: Round Lake Beach

Class: Senior

Parents: Jacek and Dana Truszkiewicz

Sponsor: Kelli Snyder, school counselor

Community service: Life Plan Food Pantry; volunteer at blood drive; organizing RLHS Winter Caroling; RLHS Choir Concert ushering; general community service within The Fine Arts Department

Shawna Weber
Shawna Weber
Shawna Weber

Wauconda High School

Hometown: Wauconda

Class: Senior

Parents: Shawn Weber and Cheryl Stang

Sponsor: Wendy Mills

Community service: Future Business Leaders of America community service events, including Meals for All and Giving Garden; National Honor Society community service, including a food drive and school dance setup; student council community service; Girl Scouts community service, including hurricane relief drive

Frank Wiest-Puchala
Frank Wiest-Puchala
Frank Wiest-Puchala

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Hometown: Long Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Michelle Wiest and Tom Puchala

Sponsor: Dave Eddy, student activities coordinator

Community service: Student Council Community Building; Freshman Mentor Program; National Honor Society service events

Jason Wood
Jason Wood
Jason Wood

Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Class: Senior

Parents: Daniel and Andrea Wood

Sponsor: Patrick Johnson, English teacher

Community service: Shalom Center soup kitchen volunteer; Open Arms Mission organization and delivery of food; ACHS peer tutoring; Feed My Starving Children; ACHS soccer camp assistant

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