Lake County Leadership Team Honorable Mentions, 2018-2019

 
Posted3/7/2019 5:30 AM
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  • Connor Brannick, Wauconda High School

    Connor Brannick, Wauconda High School

  • Danielle Fuller, Lakes Community High School

    Danielle Fuller, Lakes Community High School

  • Sonakshi Garr, Wauconda High School

    Sonakshi Garr, Wauconda High School

  • Daniel Guzman, Round Lake High School

    Daniel Guzman, Round Lake High School

  • Charles Halberg, Lakes Community

    Charles Halberg, Lakes Community

  • Natalie Hill, Antioch Community High School

    Natalie Hill, Antioch Community High School

  • Victoria Jozwiak, Carmel Catholic High School

    Victoria Jozwiak, Carmel Catholic High School

  • Callie Kleinke, Lake Zurich High School

    Callie Kleinke, Lake Zurich High School

  • Alex Larrivee, Grayslake North High School

    Alex Larrivee, Grayslake North High School

  • Anne MacDonald, Barrington High School

    Anne MacDonald, Barrington High School

  • Marissa Mazzetta, Libertyville High School

    Marissa Mazzetta, Libertyville High School

  • Olivia Mittelbrun, Grayslake North

    Olivia Mittelbrun, Grayslake North

  • Joseph Ngo, Grant Community High School

    Joseph Ngo, Grant Community High School

  • Maema Njongmeta, Stevenson High School

    Maema Njongmeta, Stevenson High School

  • Hannah Ray, Vernon Hills High School

    Hannah Ray, Vernon Hills High School

  • Nicole Schwan, Barrington High School

    Nicole Schwan, Barrington High School

  • Joanna Trujillo, Grant Community High School

    Joanna Trujillo, Grant Community High School

Connor Brannick

Wauconda High School

Hometown: Wauconda

Class: Senior

Parents: Kevin and Cristina Brannick

Sponsor: Wendy Mills, teacher

Community service: National Honor Society tutoring; volunteering through Future Business Leaders of America; Junior Bulldogs basketball tournament volunteer; student council

Danielle Fuller

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lake Villa

Class: Senior

Parents: Brian Fuller and Jennifer Fuller

Sponsor: Helen Papas, counselor

Community service: Organizing sock drive for Open Arms Mission; Dances for Life Benefit dancer and raffle ticket seller; selling and picking raffle tickets at a Skee-Ball fundraiser for the Brin Davidson Leukemia Research Chapter; holding a bake sale for Shine Bright Dance Studio; volunteering at 5K for Pitter Patter Child Care Inc.

Sonakshi Garr

Wauconda High School

Hometown: Volo

Class: Junior

Parents: Geetika and Sanjeev Garr

Sponsor: Wendy Mills, teacher

Community service: Meals for All community meal volunteer; creating a free job shadow initiative for students; creating ideas to attract teens to the YMCA and free study groups; selling vegetables at farmers market for the food pantry for The Giving Garden; English tutor

Daniel Guzman

Round Lake Beach

Hometown: Round Lake High School

Class: Senior

Parents: Fabian and Juana Guzman

Sponsor: Sarah Schaefer, Counseling Department chair

Community service: Mentoring underclassmen as a Panther Crew Leader; College Ambassador; New Student Liaison; volunteering at Santa Maria del Popolo Church; National Hispanic Institute

Charles Halberg

Lakes Community High School

Hometown: Lindenhurst

Class: Senior

Parents: Nathalie Halberg and Richard Halberg

Sponsor: Helen Papas, counselor

Community service: Eagle Project to create of a stone pathway and reflection area at St. Raphael the Archangel Church; tutoring at Lakes Community High School; teacher aid at St. Raphael the Archangel Church

Natalie Hill

Antioch Community High School

Hometown: Antioch

Class: Senior

Parents: Greg and Maria Hill

Sponsor: Chris Bailey, track and cross country coach

Community service: Volunteering at Antioch Traveling Closet; volunteering at rummage sale and regular baby-sitting for St. Mark's Lutheran Church; Sequoit 5K Fun Run/Walk course guide; organizing and suggesting teen events with Teen Advisory Board at the Antioch Public Library; Feed My Starving Children

Victoria Jozwiak

Carmel Catholic High School

Hometown: Lincolnshire

Class: Senior

Parents: Bob Jozwiak and Mary Jozwiak

Sponsor: Jack Waddle, social studies teacher

Community service: Church of St. Mary Vacation Bible School volunteer; special education volunteer at The Cove School; student council drives including blood drive, clothing drive, canned-food drive, Glass Slipper Project, and the Rice Bowl Tournament; Open House/Shadow Day volunteer

Callie Kleinke

Lake Zurich High School

Hometown: Hawthorn Woods

Class: Senior

Parents: Jon and Charlene Kleinke

Sponsor: Laura Beata, counselor

Community service: National Honor Society; building affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity; volunteering at St. Francis de Sales Food Pantry; helping with annual fundraising walk for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation; helping freshmen transition to high school through F.A.M.E. (Freshmen achieving maximum excellence) program

Alex Larrivee

Grayslake North High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Class: Junior

Parents: Amanda Larrivee and Michael Larrivee

Sponsor: Greg Geiger, career and technical education teacher

Community service: Running the triathlon club at Grayslake North High School; working with children in the Blue Devil Swim Club; Bernie's Book Bank/Feed My Starving Children; SWAT tutoring; volunteering at the food drive at The Chapel in Lake Zurich

Anne MacDonald

Barrington High School

Northwest Suburban Leadership Team member

Hometown: Barrington

Class: Senior

Parents: Bob and Claudine MacDonald

Sponsor: Laura Turngren, science teacher

Community service: Barrington Safety Town volunteer, Girls on the Run volunteer, Future Healthcare Professionals co-president

Marissa Mazzetta

Libertyville High School

Hometown: Libertyville

Class: Senior

Parents: Barbara Mazzetta and Jim Mazzetta

Sponsor: Sarah Kelly, counselor

Community service: Founder of LHS branch of Days for Girls, which provides feminine hygiene products for girls in impoverished countries; Rising Stars Therapeutic Skating volunteer coach; National Honor Society volunteering, helping with donations for a veteran coat drive and guiding parents during open house; Lake County Forest Preserve restorations volunteer; water quality testing at Butler Lake

Olivia Mittelbrun

Grayslake North High School

Hometown: Grayslake

Class: Senior

Parents: Jack Mittelbrun and Sherrie Mittelbrun

Sponsor: Alyssa Albertini, school social worker

Community service: Cleaning rooms in an outpatient center and comforting patients as a Condell volunteer; assisting kids with special needs for The Trike Project; assisting and guiding kids with special needs with SEDOL; fundraising for Lemonade For A Good Cause; fundraising for Special Olympics

Joseph Ngo

Grant Community High School

Hometown: Lake Villa

Class: Junior

Parents: Bruce Ngo and Oanh Ngo

Sponsor: Katherine Sagritalo, English teacher and National Honor Society adviser

Community service: Medical Nurse Assistant volunteer at Vista Medical Center; National Honor Society volunteer organizer; YUDA Bands charity sale organizer and sales manager; Big Hollow Middle/Elementary School events volunteer; volunteering at Feed My Starving Children

Maema Njongmeta

Stevenson High School

Hometown: Buffalo Grove

Class: Senior

Parents: Leo Njongmeta and Lynda Njongmeta

Sponsor: Zara Dittman, Freshman Mentor Program coordinator

Community service: Freshman Mentor Program; Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment (FIRE) Education and Advocacy; community service through Boy Scouts of America, including Eagle project constructing four benches and two tables for Reed Turner forest preserve in Long Grove

Hannah Ray

Vernon Hills High School

Hometown: Vernon Hills

Class: Senior

Parents: Ryan and Elizabeth Ray

Sponsor: DeAnn Firnbach, counselor

Community service: Volunteering and member of the Youth Board at Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome Achievement Center; volunteering at PADS; playing basketball with children for Special Olympics; math tutoring; leading in a gym class for Integrated PE for general education and special education students

Nicole Schwan

Barrington High School

Hometown: Lake Barrington

Class: Senior

Parents: Michael and Vivian Schwan

Sponsor: Elizabeth Robbins, teacher

Community service: Helped organize and run a local Relay For Life American Cancer Society fundraiser; worked with special needs peers as a student volunteer; active in Broncos Committed, a lifestyle that asks Barrington High School students to commit to a 100 percent drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle; worked as a fifth-grade Broncos Committed mentor; Snowflake mentor for three years

Joanna Trujillo

Grant Community High School

Hometown: Round Lake Heights

Class: Senior

Parents: Martin and Guadalupe Trujillo

Sponsor: Shane Rivette, AP biology teacher

Community service: Started "The Spanish Fiesta" cultural event at Palombi Middle School; helping Gurnee Sam's Club raise money for the Children's Miracle Network; running meetings and providing service opportunities to National Honor Society; Future Business Leaders of America; reading to children through Bulldog Buddies at Fox Lake Library

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