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Hill’s Country Store promotes epilepsy awareness

KANEVILLE—Hill’s Country Store, aka the “Purple Store,” in Kaneville, is participating in the Great Purple Cupcake Project for the second consecutive year, from now through Sunday, March 30, at the store’s location, 2S133 Harter Road.

The project is organized by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation in support of Purple Day, March 26. People all over the world participate in the project in an effort to raise epilepsy awareness.

Alexa Hill, daughter of Hill’s Country Store owners Pat and Cliff Hill, introduced the cupcake project to the store last spring during her senior year of college at Aurora University. Alexa said she discovered the purple-laden endeavor while researching for her Capstone project.

“Last year, when I was researching a business plan and the marketing needs for a bakery for my Capstone project, I came across the Great Purple Cupcake Project,” Alexa said. “I thought it would be a great idea to support since my mom’s cousin, Jimmy, died of an epileptic seizure. He didn’t know he had epilepsy.”

The color purple is used to symbolize and promote epilepsy awareness, so it was only fitting that the Purple Store get involved with the cupcake project.

As the store’s manager, Alexa bakes pies and cookies on a regular basis. Naturally, she handled all the cupcakes for the fundraiser project, baking chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with purple frosting, as well as purple-cupcake-shaped sugar cookies, all for $1 each.

The store will also have educational bookmarks available, explaining the steps that should be taken when a person is having an epileptic seizure. Alexa added purple paper cupcakes to the project so that donors can have their name on a cupcake-shaped sheet with the dollar amount they contributed. All proceeds will go to the Anita Kaufmann Foundation. The paper cupcakes will be displayed around the store, along with coloring sheets kids have decorated for the store’s coloring contest.

Coloring contest sheets can be picked up at the store and submitted through the end of this week. The girl and boy winners will be announced next week. Updates on the project and pictures from the week can be found on the Hill’s Country Store Facebook page.

“It means a lot to me to support epilepsy awareness, especially because of Jimmy,” Alexa said. “I would like for everyone to know about it.”

Local students named to Aurora Universty dean’s list

AURORA—The following local students were named to the Aurora University high honors dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester: Danielle Anderson, Luis Apolinar, Samantha Dixon, Ashley Girard, Abby Hanson, Alexa Hill, Rebecca Perfect, all of Elburn; Cortney Baish, Magdalena Bonczak, Marlene Eimerman, Linnea Favela, Collin Malina, Catherine Pauls, Paige Rogers, Sara Rose, Nick Thielk and Phillip VanDyke, all of Sugar Grove; and Ariana Espino and Joseph Soto of Maple Park.

The following local residents were named to the Aurora University regular dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester: Katie DeVoss, Jordan Herra, Ashley Martinson, Michael Patrick, Katelyn Pietraszak and Kristen Rusnok, all of Elburn; Eric Barr, Emily Carr, Stephen Colombe, Kenneth Connelly Jr., Bayley Czekala, Mary Filip and Kelsey Horvath, all of Sugar Grove; and Allison Carr of Maple Park.

The high honors list recognizes students who attain a 4.0 grade point average while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. The regular honors list recognizes students who achieve a GPA of 3.6 to 3.99.

Hill’s Country Store hosts ‘Great Purple Cupcake Project’

by Mari Parrilli
KANEVILLE—Hill’s Country Store, 2S133 Harter Road, in Kaneville, is currently hosting a charity event called the “Great Purple Cupcake Project” as a way to raise epilepsy awareness.

From now until Saturday, March 30, Alexa Hill, the daughter of Hill’s Country Store owner Pat Hill, is baking and selling purple cupcakes and cupcake-shaped sugar cookies for $1 each, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the Anita Kaufmann foundation.

The Foundation’s mission is to educate the public against fear of epilepsy and other brain traumas. Kaufmann is a woman who suffers from epilepsy.

Alexa, 22, studies communications at Aurora University. She is doing her capstone project on the creation of a bakery, since she loves to bake and creates pies and other goods for the Country Store (aka the “Purple Store”). During her research for her project, Alexa came upon the Great Purple Cupcake Project listed on a bakery website.

“I investigated the project, and I thought it would be perfect for us, since we are the purple store and epilepsy’s color is purple,” she said.

Alexa’s charity project is unrelated to her school project, but she thought that it would be a nice program to host and take part. Hill designed fliers detailing the event, and has been busy handing them out to everyone she can think of. She also notified “anyone and everyone she knows” via email, as well as her university teachers, and also asked Hill’s Country Store employees to tell all customers about the event.

Alexas has been baking nonstop for the past few days trying to keep up with all the orders coming in. The cupcakes are either chocolate or vanilla with purple frosting, but she is also making purple sugar cookies for those who want another option.

“I also designed, on Photoshop, little purple cupcake paper cut-outs for people to just donate money if they want to, and 100 percent of their donations go directly to the foundation,” Alexa said. “I’ve gotten a lot of donations this way, as well. People have been coming into the store and donating nice amounts, and then we put up the paper cupcake on the wall of the store with their name and amount donated.”

People can pre-order the cupcakes by calling the store and coming to pick up the order at a later date. With each cupcake or cookie sale comes a bookmark or pamphlet for epilepsy education—one of which outlines the signs of epilepsy and what to do in case of seizure.

Alexa estimates her sales to be about $300 so far. Her goal is $500, and she hopes to reach it by Saturday.

For more information or to make a donation, call Hill’s Country Store at (630) 557-2228.

Local residents named to Aurora University dean’s list

AURORA—The following local students were named to the Aurora University dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester: Brian Claesson, Joshua Gould, Shelby Stammet, Stephanie Claesson, Samantha Dixon, Lindsay Hansen, Alexa Hill and Charlene Walker, all of Elburn; Rian Woods, Magdalena Bonczak, Melissa Castrovillo, Linnea Favela, Riley Hayman, Catherine Pauls and Samantha Vesely, all of Sugar Grove; and Kathryn Banbury, Ariana Espino and Ashley Girard, all of Maple Park.

Letter: Thank you for coming together to help Illinois tornado victims

Wow! What can I say but thank you. I would like to thank everyone who came out in support of our Tornado Relief Fundraiser at Hill’s Country Store a couple of weeks ago. We raised over $2,150.

Each family received their check and box of Easter presents for their children in time for Easter. They were overwhelmed by our generosity. Thank you especially to everyone who donated baked goods and purchased raffle tickets.

I especially want to thank Dave Kovach and the Kaneville Volunteer Fire Department for allowing us to sell tickets at the egg hunt, Lee Newtson for letting us know about the families in need, and especially my mom Pat and my brother Tyler for helping me organize and run the event.

A very special thank you to all of our very generous sponsors: Northside Pub, Russell Automotive, Bob Jass Chevrolet, Hill’s Country Store, Ream’s Elburn Market, American Bank and Trust, Old Second Bank, Panera, Rich’s Auto Service, Sam’s Club in Batavia, Schmidt’s Towne Tap, Oberweis, Bootleggers Pizza, Handmade Jewelry By Mary Niceley, Paisano’s Pizza, Blackberry Inn, The Swissotel in Chicago, and to our numerous anonymous donors. Thank you once again for supporting the Lane and Wynn families of Ridgway and Harrisburg, Ill. They will be forever grateful to all of us.

Alexa Hill
Kaneville

Raffling relief for Southern Illinois tornado victims

Photo: A Catholic church located in Ridgway, Ill., show the damage caused by a tornado that struck Southern Illinois on Feb. 29. Courtesy Photo

Kaneville store plans raffle for Southern Illinois tornado victims
by Keith Beebe
KANEVILLE—Pat Hill’s fundraising effort for families affected by the tornado that ripped through Southern Illinois on Feb. 29 began with a collection jar on the checkout counter of her business, Hill’s Country Store in Kaneville.

The Hill family’s tornado relief effort has since grown to a full-scale raffle fundraiser, thanks to Pat’s 21-year-old daughter, Alexa.

“The donation jar was a great idea, but I felt like we should do something more and get more money, so I thought we’d have some raffles and a bake sale,” Alexa said.

The Hill family first learned of the Southern Illinois tornado relief effort from Sycamore resident Lee Newtson in early March. Newtson told Pat he planned to travel to the disaster area and meet with families whose homes were destroyed by the tornado.

The disaster also claimed the lives of seven people in Southern Illinois.

“Lee came into the store on a Monday and said he was heading down to Harrisburg that Saturday. I said, ‘Jeez, what do you need?’ and he said he was trying to collect money and gift cards to take down there where the help is needed,” Pat said. “I told him I could put out a jar and see what I get by Saturday. I collected some personal hygiene items from people and also raised about $172 before (Lee) left (for Southern Illinois).”

Newtson first learned about disaster recovery at Conley Funeral Home in 1960. He trained on Chuck Conley’s ambulance service and assisted on removals, visitations and funerals. Newtson participated in disaster recovery in New York City following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as well as the relief effort in Joplin, Mo., following a deadly tornado that struck the area in May 2011.

“I have been able to gain support with donations from my Grace Fellowship Church of Maple Park (and) Pastor Jim Harper,” Newtson said. “Also, the Men’s Prayer Group on Saturdays, 1960 high school class mates, doctors, dentist, friends, Pat at the Purple Store (Hill’s Country Store) and acquaintances. They have all given me money, gift cards and goods to take along on the tornado recovery missions.”

Newtson worked primarily with two families—the Wynn family of Ridgway, Ill., and the Lane family of Harrisburg—during his time in Southern Illinois. He took them out to lunch, met their children and surveyed the damage done to their respective homes. The Lanes have no insurance and currently live in the basement of their tornado-ravaged home, while the Wynns are living in a makeshift camper in their friend’s driveway.

The raffle put together by Pat and Alexa Hill will go toward the two families.

“Both of those families are having a hard time, and I thought this fundraiser would be a good event to pair with the Kaneville Fire Department’s Easter egg hunt,” Pat said. “We’ll have a table set up during the event, and my son, Tyler, will be there to help out. My goal is to send each of these families a $500 check, and we’ve raised $102 up to this point.”

Raffle tickets will be sold at the fire station, 46W536 Lovell St. in Kaneville, during the Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Tickets can also be purchased at Hill’s Country Store from now until Wednesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each, or six for $5.

Pat said there are at least 10 or 15 big prizes lined up already for the raffle, including a $50 Visa gift card from Old Second Bank, a $25 gift card to Ream’s Market, a $25 gift card to Sam’s Club, a gift basket from American Bank and Trust in Elburn, a gift card to Panera Bread, a blu-ray player, and a $50 gift basket from Hill’s Country Store.

As for the actual raffle drawing, Pat believes it will take place sometime during the middle of next week.

“I am thinking it will happen April 4 or 5, so we can write the checks and mail them to the families by Easter, which is April 8,” she said.

Alexa said the purchase of just one raffle ticket can make a difference in the lives of both families.

“The pictures of the damage just looked horrible, and I can’t even imagine losing all of my stuff like (these families did). If you can come out and just buy one or two raffle tickets, you’re helping them,” she said.

Local residents named to Aurora University dean’s list

AURORA— The following residents were named to the Aurora University high honors dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Stephanie Claesson, Samantha Dixon, Lindsay Hansen, Alexa Hill, Lydia King and Katelyn Pietraszak, all of Elburn; Magdalena Bonczak, Melissa Castrovillo, Jesus Favela, Justin Garlinski, Catherine Pauls, Paige Rogers and Sara Rose, all of Sugar Grove; Arianna Espino and Ashley Girard of Maple Park.

The following residents were named to the Aurora University regular honors dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Brian Dixon, Jordan Herra and Charlene Walker, all of Elburn; Eleni Ajazi, Michelle Dugan, Matt Hawbecker, Anna Mayer and Marlene Morris, all of Sugar Grove; Kathryn Banbury of Maple Park.

The high honors list recognizes students who attain a 4.0 grade-point average while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. The regular honors list recognizes students who achieve a GPA of 3.6 to 3.99.

Local resident graduates from WCC

KANEVILLE—Alexa Hill of Kaneville recently graduated from Waubonsee Community College with an associates degree in business management. She will continue her studies at Aurora University in the fall.

Alexa is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Beta Gamma, and made the dean’s list.

Erickson Foundation awards scholarships

The Arnold and Mildred Erickson Charitable Foundation, Inc., awarded $49,600 in scholarships to graduates of Kaneland High School and Burlington Central High School.

Students receiving the awards include Hannah Bergman, Karla Blanco, Kelsey Borg, Bethany Doty, Michael Doty, Joshua Ehlers, Katherine Fabrizius, Page Foster, Margaret Gannon, Allison Gibble, Elizabeth Gibble, Lindsay Gruenke, Daniel Hagberg, Alexa Hill, Veronica Jenssen, Haley Johnson, Brittany Laggett, Nicholas Laggett, Samantha Laggett, Carrie Lund, Logan Markuson, Erin Martin, Joseph Martinez McWhorter, Emily Moxness, Christopher Ott, Stacy Pauli, Lauren Perucco, Lisa Roberson, Patrick Ruffolo, Joseph Russo, Shelly Santo, Ashley Schultz, Megan Shumaker, Taylor Slager, Julia Smith, George Spirakis, Kathleen Stover, Michael Sullivan, Brian Towell, Ashley Turk, Marissa Vokening, Samantha Wallace, Jennifer Weatherhead and Mariella Zavala.

Scholarship information is available at www.nabatco.com, and all application materials must be received by March 1, 2011, for scholarships pertaining to the 2011-12 academic year.

Foundation awards more than $100,000in scholarships

Sugar Grove—For the upcoming 2010-11 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 153 scholarships totaling nearly $105,000 to 138 recipients.

The following are local winners:
• Cari Carter Memorial Scholarship: Meredith Wood of Sugar Grove
• Bobbie Jean Douglas Memorial Scholarship: Kari Meloun of Elburn
• Elks Lodge Scholarship: Alexa Hill of Elburn
• Evar Erickson Memorial Scholarship: Deven Scholl of Elburn
• Richard J. Feltes Family Scholarship: Jaclyn Stanczyk of Elburn
• Jennifer Flaherty Memorial Scholarship: Kristen Stalka of Sugar Grove
• Kaneland W.I.N.S. Scholarship: Tara Olson of Maple Park
• Lawyers Scholarship: Leah Richards of Sugar Grove
• Marion M. & Les Lester Endowed Scholarship: Tiffany Manke of Elburn
• Marie Von Ohlen Memorial Scholarship: Alexa Hill of Elburn and Matthew Linden of Maple Park
• WCC Automotive Technology Scholarship: Alexandra Domar of Maple Park
• WCC Foundation Directors Scholarship: Matthew Linden and Samuel Swithers, of Maple Park

Waubonsee announces fall semester president’s list

Waubonsee Community College announced its president’s list for the fall 2009 semester, which includes full-time students who earn a 4.0 semester grade point average.

From Elburn: Rachelle Branca, Amanda Briggs, Brandon Clement, Ashley Clinton, Erin Flanagan, Lauren Gould, Alexa Hill, Gail Muranyi, Nicole Ristick and Theresa Terpstra.  

From Maple Park: Alexandra Domar and Jacquelyn Wells.

From Sugar Grove: Richard Banik, Sarah Harant, Anna Hofmeyer, Alyssa Rowland and Ashley Wilczynski.

Waubonsee Foundation awards more than $100,000 in scholarships

SUGAR GROVE—For the upcoming 2009-10 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 152 scholarships totaling $104,274 to 143 recipients. The following are local winners:

• John Acksel Memorial Scholarship
David Bartel, Elburn
• Birth Care Staffing Specialists, Inc.
Nursing Scholarships
Jennifer Wilcznski, Sugar Grove
• Penelope (Penny) Cameron Endowed
Scholarship
Anita Plachczynska, Sugar Grove
• Cari Carter Memorial Scholarship
Leah Richards, Sugar Grove
• Evar Erickson Memorial Scholarship
Jessica Arnold, Sugar Grove
• Geneva Lions Club Scholarships
Melanie Hatch, Maple Park
• Thomas L. Glass Memorial Scholarship
Mary Trotier, Elburn
• ICCSF-Illinois Association of Fire
Protection Districts Scholarships
Eric Geiger, Elburn
• Kaneland W.I.N.S. Scholarship
Alexa Hill, Elburn
• Jami Knowles Memorial Scholarship
Jessica Snow, Elburn
• Lifelong Learning Institute Scholarships
Anthony Gaudio and Anita Plachczynska, both of Sugar Grove
• Real Estate Brokers, Developers and
Realtors Scholarship
Kyle Slammans, Sugar Grove
• Shodeen Family Scholarships
Kevin Huber, Sugar Grove
• WCC Foundation Directors Scholarships
Ashley Wilczynski and Elaine Herkes, both of Sugar Grove

KHS honor roll 2009

High Honor Roll
9th grade
Upashruti Agrawal, Lauren Allen, Abby Bend, Brianna Brehm, Taylor Buri, Lauren Companiott, Brian Edwards, Eric Eichelberger, Kelly Evers, Tyler Fabrizius, Jacob Ginther, Kristen Glover, Noelle Goodine, Kelsey Gould, Adam Grams, Malory Groen, Courtnie Holland, Christina Janes, Nicole Ketza, Thomas King, Benjamin Kovalick, Stelios Lekkas, Austin McElderry, Anna Novotny, Athanasios Pesmajoglou, Drew Peters, Alexa Reger, Nathan Rehkopf, Karyn Ribbens, Kayla Rivera, Nicholas Rodriguez, Stephanie Rosenwinkel, Maria Rossi, Margaret Ruppel, Alejandra Salinas, Connor Sandquist, Melissa Schmidt, Dana Schultz, Ashley Shearer, Kylie Siebert, Ashlyn Slamans, Molly Speckman, Anthony Sperando, Brandon Stahl, Trevor Storck, Katherine Taylor, Mackenzie Theisen, Valerie Tockstein, Catherine Tolan, Kalani Tovar, Delani Vest, Marissa Villafuerte, Mercedes Walper, Nicholas Wielgos, Isaac Williams, Anders Winquist-Bailey, Elliot Witt
10th grade
Priscilla Aguilar, Grant Alef, Taylor Andrews, Stephanie Breen, Jocelyn Cabral, Elaine Cannell, Cory Clausen, Jessica Corbett, Emily Darrow, Lacey Eberle, Caitlin Ellefsen, Collin Ellingwood, Ariana Espino, Amy Fabrizius, Brock Feece, Drew French, Danielle Frost, Allison Grossmann, Emily Heimerdinger, Amanda Helfers, Guillermo Hernandez, Andrew Hladilek, Lindsay Jurcenko, Joseph Kenkel, Jordan Krawczyk, Amanda Lamp, Corey Landers, Alexandra Leonhard, Christian Limbo, Jessica Lubic, Bernice Marsala, Katie Meuer, Danielle Micek, Abby Michels, Richard Miller, Sarah Morgan, Brian Olson, Nicole Ott, Keara Palpant, Brooke Patterson, Karissa Pitstick, Amber Platt, Alyson Rehr, Mackenzie Rich, Alicia Robinson, Linnea Scherer, Joshua Schuberg, Hannah Schuppner, Elizabeth Smith, Andrea Strang, Danielle Thomas, Holly Thomas, Brooke Thompson, Samantha Vazquez, Samantha Wantuch, Breanna White, Amanda Whiteside, Thomas Whittaker, Michael Wille, Caitlyn Young, Cara Zagel
11th grade
Jenna Bartel, Andrea Bruce, Danilo Bruno, Scott Burgholzer, Derek Bus, Emily Butts, Kristyn Chapman, Megan Cline, Stephen Colombe, Lindsey Dodis, Eric Dratnol, David Dudzinski, Joseph Garlinsky, Lily Garrison, Megan Gil, Trever Grimoldby, Tara Groen, Rebecca Hauge, Kevhlub Her, Joseph Herzer, Kevin Hodge, Katlin Howard, Angela Humphrey, Amy Husk, Haley Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Elizabeth Kennedy, Brett Ketza, Kevin Krasinski, Taylor Krause, Micaela Lane, Kelsey Lenhardt, Logan Markuson, Melanie Mazuc, Vincent Micek, Alexandra Morefield, Brianne Myers, Joss Nicholson, Zachary Nolte, Alyse Olson, Tara Olson, Kasey Ostarello, Kylen Pattermann, Justin Phillips, Lisa Roberson, Chelsea Roberts, Michelle Rodgers, Danielle Rose, Paula Ross, Patrick Ruffolo, Kelly Shaw, Nikki Smith, George Spirakis, Natalie Swieca, Kevin Szatkowski, Edgardo Valle, Elizabeth Webb
12th grade
Angelica Acosta, Emma Anderson, Kimberly Anderson, Daniel Arnold, Jessica Arnold, Lindsay Bartel, Kathryn Bergman, Ryan Blake, Emily Curran, Kelly Davies, Stacey Davis, Margaret Dawe, Lindsay Douglas, Samantha Eichelberger, Matthew Galica, Ashley Girard, Lauren Gould, Caitlin Haag, Matthew Haffner, Erica Hankes, Erin Hanold, Sarah Harant, Samantha Hauser, Devin Mae Heath, Jordan Herra, Alexa Hill, Rebecca Holloman, Michael Jenny, Hayden Johnson, Leina Kameyama, Emily Kenkel, Casey Komel, Kathleen Kuhar, Angeline Tracy Limbo, Anna Limbrick, Curtis Lubic, Chassidy Mangers, Briana Minogue, Kathleen Moravcik, Evan Olson, Madeline Osman, Christopher Ott, Sarah Otterness, Perren Palpant, Kelaine Patterson, Jordan Pinkston, Emiliano Ponce, Michael Pritchard, Nicole Prusinski, Jacqueline Ream, Bryan Renaud, Brody Root, Anna Rossi, John Rotella, Kristen Rusnok, Kristen Sanecki, William Schaid, Meghan Schiber, Christine Schieve, Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Spence, Emily Tockstein, Zachary Tolan, Santiago Tovar, Cristofer Vargas, Yasintorn Wongwoottisaroch, Victoria Yurachek, Joanna Zielinski, Jennifer Zmrhal

Honor Roll
9th grade
Erin Arndt, Rebecca Arnold, Dhurata Azemi, Raymond Barry, Madison Bluml, Jordyn Boley, Zachary Brown, Acalia Cleaver, Andrew Correll, Ashley Cottier, Ashley Diddell, Alex Dorado, Zachary Douglas, Katelyn Dudzinski, Mitchell Gemini, Ariel Geraghty, Ryan Goodenough, John Goodrich, Matthew Grimm, Samantha Hansen, Samantha Heinle, Austin Henkelman, LaQuanda Hood, Seleana Isaacs, Jordan Jones, Sarah Kitz, Denitza Kolev, Ryan Kolk, Kelly Kovacic, Alec Krueger, Amber-Rose Lano, Cesar Lazcano, Ashton MacKenzie, Aracelli Magana, Jacob Mazuc, Nicholas McCarney, Kayley McPhee, Julianne Miller, Brendan Morgan, Amelia Napiorkowski, Diana Nuno, Konstantin Paraskevov, Austin Paulson, Sierra Perteete, Jordan Phillips, Edker Pope, Jari Ramos-Orbe, Sawyer Rego, Courtney Reiss, Josias Rodriguez, Angela Schramer, Grace Snyder, Erica Sorensen, Meggen Southern, Dalton Stewart, Michael Tattoni, Carolina Tovar, Amber Urich, Bryan Van Bogaert, Savannah Webb, Taylor White, Joshua Williams, Jordyn Withey, Maverick Wojciechowski, Erin Woodill
10th grade
Athina Ajazi, Yesenia Ayala, Kristina Bowen, Taylor Bradbury, Patrick Bratschun, Kayla Burns, Tyler Callaghan, Josiah Camiliere, Shaela Collins, Lauren Crites, Jonathon Delgado, Cali Dickerson, Andrea Dimmig Potts, Brian Dixon, Nicholas Dodis, Michelle Dugan, Tyler Esposito, Zachary Ganz, Angelica Garza, Damien Gilbert, Hayley Guyton , Michael Hammermeister, Megan Hanlon, Anna Henrichs, Elizabeth Hylland, Kelsey James, Kellie Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Allison Jones, Pamela Katsigiannis, Dylan Keith, Maria Kernychny, Skyler King, John Kintz, Kristen Krajewski, Nathan Krauz, Cameron LeBlanc, Mark Merfeld, Kaitlin Munyon, Joshua Nahley, Derek Nordine, Angela Parillo, Angelica Perez, Jimmy Ramirez, Stewart Ream, Kendall Renaud, Keith Runde, Colleen Ryan, Nicole Rymarz, Curtis Secrest, Briana Stark, Charlene Steininger, Bethany Swartz, Robert Thorson, Erich Turk, Alexander Vallejo, Logan Vines, Christian Williams, Ryan Wozniak, Robert Zachara, Kelsey Zollinger
11th grade
Danielle Anderson, Randi Bader, Ryley Bailey, Brittany Bauer, Robert Bergstrom, Chloe Bluml, Dennis Brettman, Edgar Celaya, Jaclyn Diehl, Scott Dienst, Brock Dyer, Andrew Eberle, Olivia Fabrizius, Angela Filippin, Kalina Flamand, Sabrina Gabriele, Lauren Gallucci, Colleen Gebauer, Jeffrey Gillett, Dylan Good, Tyler Hamer, Aaron Hayman, Matthew Ikemire, Jaclyn Isham, Lindsay Kahl, Tessa Kuipers, Caitlin Larson, Brandie Mattice, Jessica McHenry, Donald McLennan, Thomas Orr, Sean Paulick, Brenda Petersen, Izatmar Quiroz, Jordan Rego, Matthew Reusche, Connor Risch, Erin Rocha, Erin Rodway, John Scholl, Alyssa Snyder, Bradley Staker, Daniel Steinmiller, Cody Stults, James Tarchala, Benjamin Tennant, Kayla Thompson, Jacob Tickle, Xavier Torres-Valdovinos, Abigayle VanDerHeyden, Katie Walton, Nicholas Zimmer
12th grade
Cecelia Anderson, Jacob Astin, Garrett Austin, Kathryn Banbury, Joshua Bloome, John Brennan, Michael Chavez, Paul Davies, Laney Deligianis, Samantha Dixon, Alycia Donais, Kevin Durrenberger, Kelsey Fletcher, Alyssa Galvan, Eric Geiger, Lindsay Gierke, Mallory Gigl, Sally Gorenz, Kristen Hamer, Laura Hansen, Kathryn Hatch, Adrian Hernandez, Erin Heyob, Amanda Hilton, Mallory Huml, Brianna Hurst, Sonja Isaacs, Jenna Ivkovich, Krista Johnson, Lydia King, William King, Christopher Kovacic, Meghan Krajewski, Robert Kuti, Nathan Lewis, Robert Locke, Dylan Luse, Grant Mooney, Brittany Nelson, Michael Nguyen, Alexandra Olson, Daniela Parra, Benjamin Paulus, Troy Pritchard, Scott Proctor, Frank Reyes, Leah Richards, Paige Rogers, Sara Rose, Luis Ruiz, Joseph Ruppel, Samantha Sills, Kyle Slamans, Joseph Spitzzeri, Zachary Stavinsky, Jessica Stebbins, Kyle Stryczek, Annelise Weiss, Rick White, Lauren Whittaker, Cassandra Wilson, Mariella Zavala, Dana Zimmer

Hill wins Elburn Post No. 630 essay contest

Alexa Hill, daughter of Cliiff and Pat Hill of Kaneville, won the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 630 Americanism Essay Contest.

The theme for the essay was “Where are the American Heroes of Today?”

Hill will continue on to the district competition.

Hill plans to attend Waubonsee Community College with a major in business. She is currently the store manager at Hill’s Country Store in Kaneville.