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In this issue: NEWS: Awards and Scholarships p.2-5 COMMENTARY: Senior Commentaries and Colleges

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FEATURES: Retiring Teachers and Unsung Heroes p. 10-15, Eyrie p. 16-17 SPORTS: Athletic Recognitions p. 20-24


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Foreign Language Honors French I: Natalie Frederick, Kelly Warchol French II: Tracy Borowski, Allison Pullman, Grace Hollander, Jeanne Mollner, Kelli Priest, Nadia Shamsi German I: Ashley Hunsader, Courtney Keenan German II: Andrew Cupp, Katie Kloess, Samantha Rice German IIAce: Regina Heiderman, Henry Lifton, Lauren Shesek, Brandon Simmons, Adam Sodini German III: Joanne Rinaldi German III Ace: Joel Porterfield Italian I: Antonio Barbanente, Kristina Passarella, Emily Pobratyn, Tiffany Pontrelli Italian II: Roberto Barbanente, Alycia Dinverno, Kristina Grieco Italian III: Marco Bartolomei, Angelo Cannizzaro, Kristine Holowatyj, Vincent Natali, David Poli, Christine Rossi, Tiffany Wersching Italian IV: Christina Pilati, Sandra Pullara Spanish I: Sylwia Bania, Christopher Bennett, Kelly Brutto, Craig Conrad, Nicole Cummings, Paul Dilfer, Michael Drazba, Moira Fisher, Mark France, Jeffrey Gatti, Albert

Foreign Language High Honors French VAce: Nastasia Broeker, Shannon McCue, Megan Price, James Puis German I Ace: Kyle Betts, Agatha Bochenek, Mary Johnson, Robert Sosnowski, Corinne Ullrich, Jill Walton, Diana Wolek, Christie Zimmerman German II Ace: Margaret Dwyer, Karen McCann, Timothy Michaels, Adrianna Stasiuk, Jessica Strains, Andrew Weisheit German III Ace: Olivia Chaniewki, Andrew Huening, Brian Husar, Jessica Kmiecik, Kristin McCann, Shannon McCue, Steffen Mirsky German IVAce: Shalanah Backus, Patricia Diduch, John Hughes, Abigail Policy, Julia Rewerska, Jason Strains, Joshua Walton German VAce: Alexander Dorow Italian I Ace: Natasia Broeker, Eleanora DeFilippis, Michael Falcinelli, Megan Johnson, Mackenzie Madsen, Colleen McCann, Marco Metallo, Elizabeth Poli, Francesca Porcelli, Sara Wolski Italian II Ace: Claire Bartel, Elizabeth Bondi, Alberto DiCicco, Michelle Fisher, Laura Garofalo, Francine Gullo, Rosalee Inendino, Sarah Landolfi, Theresa Losuriello, Maria Lupo, Christina Palella, Jennifer Sanders Italian III Ace: Melina Bartolomei, Cristina Curcio, Tiziana DiBenedetto, Charles DiFranco, Christopher McCann, Jaime McKenzie, Anthony Notardonato, Nidhi Patel, Marina Peri, Elyse Russo

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Gaudyn, Alec Humphries, Danielle Jenero, Karen Karrasch, Maximilian Joseph Kruczek, Nathalie Margaret Kruczek, Jessica Kuhr, Laura Marquez, Piotr Matejczyk, Mehssa Maxworld, Brittany Lee McKay, Emily Mott, Paul Osterberg, Jennifer Poliwka, Elizabeth Rawicki, Alexander Schallmo, Jonathan Schu, Timothy Sliwinski, Meredith Wisniewski, Brian Zande Spanish I Ace: Anna Bochenek, John Jacobi, Katherine Eichstaedt Spanish II: Kristyn Anderson, Jennifer Begich, Nicole Calabrese, Carly Calkins, Brittany Cash, Christin Coffey, Camille Connelly, Tara Delaney, Kathryn Futris, Sara Geishecker, Michelle Gibbons, Aynslee Joyce, Thomas Kafkes, Kristen Kardas, Nora Kaitis, Sophia Kastrantas, Erin Keating, Danielle Kleehammer, Olivia Kordys, Alexis Kramer, Jesse Kramer, Jayne Levy, Meghan Loughran, Kathryn Lukas, Beata Lukasik, Michael Mangan, Melissa Mammel, Ryan Morrisroe, Claire Mulbrandon, Brittany Nemeth, Christine Newsome, Damien Oleksiuk, Amanda Pekic, Camden Peterson, Hugo Reyes, Philip Pomagier, Renee Slugocki, Jennifer Szaflarski, Stephanie Woo, Hubert Wygonowski, Joanna Zak, Logan Zinman,

Daniel Zip Spanish II Ace: Jennifer Heffeman Spanish III: Tom Anderson, Steven Beil, Jessica Bumight, Natalie Civinelli, Karen Dilfer, Jacqueline Frano, Kristin Ann Genseke, Emily Harbert, Anna Jablonowski, Veronica Katz, Phillip Keith, Caroline Kochmit, Mariette Makula, Alexis McQueen, Kaitlin Moran, Jennifer O'Donnell, Alexandra Rhine, Courtney Romba, Chris Ryan, Erin Sexton, Colleen Siewert, Ryan Singh, Katherine White, Scott Widmaier Spanish III Ace: Julie Adamczyk, Marco Bartolomei, Elizabeth Juiris Spanish IV: Jessica Cohen, Jonna Gattuso, Kinga Gorniak, Mary Johnson, Genevieve Kahrilas, William Kruesi, Peter Kurinsky, Megan McGuire, Shawna Ohm, Norman Olsen, Lauren Savastio, Morgan Sokes, Kathryn Sroka, Kathleen Sullivan, Paul Teipe, Valerie Widmaier Spanish IV Ace: Alexander Markovic, Justyna Susfal, Scott Wojteczko Spanish V: Jacquelyn Arvidson, Christine Berke, Adam Garambia, Stacy Hendrickson, Kristen LaMarca, Julie Rewerska, Diana Woiek, Jessica Stucky

Italian IV: Anna Marzullo, Stephanie Nickele, Vincent Peri, Liana Pini, Jessie Rubino, Michael Zuhr Spanish I Ace: Alvin Baetiong, Joseph Brutto, Kimberly Coppin, Jonathan Denley Davis, Kimberly Fricke, Jacqueline Heffeman, Patricia Krysztopa, Patricia Ristau, Joyce-Ann Santos, Alexandra Theofanis, Rio Tasia Smith, Michael Verre Spanish II Ace: Agatha Bochenek, Kathleen Coppin, Erik Johnson, Siobhan Lau, Daniel Leung, Sarah Nickolus, Matthew Perille, Ryan Stegink, Christina Verhelst Spanish III Ace: Anne Bemdtson, Matthew Bochenek, Malgorzata Bursakowska, Brian Filippini, Emily Haak, Mark Kruk, Rebecca Poliwka, Heidi Rose, Julie Shanahan, Neil Sherlock Kathryn Solari, Laura Weaver, Kaitlin Wolfe, Alan Zarychta, Krystyna Zwolinski Spanish IVAce: Magdalena Budziakowska, Lindsay Luguna, Kelly Oenning, Katherine Paine, Emily Zoellner Spanish V Ace: Christina Camacho, Magdalena Dumin, Peter Kontos, Carole Schiffmann Spanish VAP: Kathryn Bemdtson, Melissa Gilbar, Sharon Jaffe, Adrianna Kesala, Natalie Kruk, Anna Marzullo French I Ace: Mariette Makula, Hayley Wolfcale, Daniel Widing French II Ace: Donald Bungum, Katharine Funkhouser, Laura Jacox, Kevin Kane, Madolyn Machon, Natalie Matwijiszyn, Jack Montgom-

ery, Allison Mueller, Dorsa Samsami, Corinf Ullrich, Jill Walton, Stephanie Zimny, Asta Zumer French III Ace: Agatha Bochenek, Matthew Lucas, Karen McCann, Carla Molina, Lisa Nickele, Nicholas Noble, Nicholas Pierce, Suzanne Schornack French IVAce: Valerie Kaczmarek, Joshua Walton

Social Science Honors World Cultures: Anna Bochenek, Amanda Bowler, Kristen Burke, Nicole Calabrese, Andrew Cupp, Eustina FiUpatos, Natalie Frederick, Kim Fricke, Stacey FuUman, Gregg Gajic, Albert Gaudyn, Alexandra Gillett, Natalie Janowski, Karoline Jaremkiewicz, Heather Lambert, Anna Latocha, Maria Lupo, Caroline Masek, Piotr Matejczyk, Natalie Matwijiszyn, Caroline Masek, Steve Milazzo, Monica Milewski, Kelly Morgan, Erin Murray, Jessica Newton, Benz Ng, Laura Pagliari, Piotr Parzych, Michael Perez, Meghan Polston, Jason Sagat, Dorsa Samsami, Paige Smith, Christopher Tyre, Arthur Waniak, Natalia Waz World Cultures Ace: Emily Altman, Kimberly Coppin, Emily Cottrell, James DiMatteo, Paul Dilfer, Kathryn Futris, Michelle Gibbo] Johnathan Keams, Molly Keith, Jessica Ke Kristin Kulsavage, Michael Mangan, Michael Mangialardi, Jeffrey McComey, Marco Metallo, Erin Mitchell, Jack Montgomery, Allison Mueller, Elizabeth Poli, Jennifer Poliwka, Ashley

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the Social Rezaeizadeh, Patricia Ristau, Nadia Shamsi, Elizabeth Upton, Matthew Walsh, Kelly Warchol, Emily White, Kelsey Winn, Meredith Wisneiwski, Stephanie Zimny, Logan Zinman, Asta Zumer History of the Western World: Sylvia Bania, Kristen Bartel, Jennifer Begich, Kiley Borowski, Jorge Bustamante, Kevin Cassidy, William Demonte, Alycia Dinverno, Elise Dykema, Allison Pullman, Catrina Klimara, Caroline Kochmit, Olivia Kordys, Rebekah KronborgMogil, Kathryn Lukas, Amanda Raz, Nicholas Rice, Andra Staks, Hubert Wygonowski History of the Western World Ace: Tania Aldaddah, Matthew Balogh, William Bielski, Daniel Cirillo, Michael Clark, Jennifer Curry, Anna Gartner, Elizabeth Gorski, Kristina Grieco, Robert Grob, Jenna Kelly, Danielle Kleehammer, Janelle Kusz, Allison Lardner, Michael Lazarski, Traci Leslie, Beata Lukasik, Laura Martini, Kaitlin Moran, Edward Mueller, Nicholas Naber, Lisa Nickele, Michael Pagliari, Mary Pat Rooney, Jennifer Sanders, Caroline Slezak, Steven Truty, Marissa Vigna, Dane Volden, Richard Vucich, Katherine Waller, Brian Zande, Markus Zei, Jason Ziols, Daniel Zipp European History AP: Kevin Aumiller, Matt Bochenek, Monika Bysiecki, Jonathan Davis, Kenneth Dollaske, Andrea Famham, Jennifer Heffeman, Kristina Johnson, Marta Kowalczyk, Sarah Landolfi, Matthew Lucas, Joel Porterfield, Joyceann Santos, William Schmidt, Maciek Subotowicz, Sara Wolski Government: Scott Andrews, Selviye Avdyli, Mariusz Babicz, Joshua Barger, Robert Barrett, Christine Berke, Senad Brkic, Alexando ChavezOregon, Marco Cinquini, Amy Cirignani, Tim Curry, Susan Dieschbourg, Nick Dobric, Joe Dolan, Jennie Eraci, Chris Fosco, Danuta Godlewski, Susan Hampe, Stacy Hendrickson, Andrew Holmquist, Zachary Kleiner, Dan Krugler, Brian Kura, Luisa Oliviero, Stephanie Potakis, Vincent Peri, Robert Sanchez, Jaclyn Scatena, Carole Schiffman, Laura Seiwert, Samantha Tomich Government Ace: Michael Braun, Tina Brionez, Lynn Costanza, Alexander Dorow, Hiram Fenjac, Michael Gelsomino, Kelly Foy, Adrianna Kesala, Kristina Lukas, Sebastian Madura, Katelyn Michelini, Norman Olsen, Meghan Romba, Nicole Sara, Matthew Schoenstene, Valerie Widmaier, John Wlezien, Allison Wohl AP Government: Brian Annes, Nastasia Broeker, Robert Brozyna, Stephanie Caccomo, Scott Cameron, Brenda Christopher, Stephen Christy, Patricia Diduch, Margaret Dwyer, Tamara Forys, Britt Frederiksen, Megan Gibbons, Melissa Gilbar, Caitlin Kaminski, Scott Kennedy, Alexander Markovic, Claire Mulbrandon, Lindsay Laguna, Abigail Policy, Megan Price, James

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Puis, Eva Schiave, Tracy Schmidt, David Skiba, Jessica Stuckey, Diana Wolek, Emily Zoellner Anthropology: Elizabeth Kuhr, Alexander Markovic, Tyler Murchie, Laura Seiwert, John Wlezien, Claire Elderkin, Jennie Eraci, Maximilian Ortega Economics: Mariusz Babicz, Shahbaz Baig, Rob Barrett, Kathryn Battista, Greg Brzozowski, Marco Cinquini, Nick Eugenis, Eli Galayda, Stacy Hendrickson, David Kazarian, Dan Krugler, Brian Kura, Will Ross, Nadia Shamsi, Sam Strain, Whitney Tarbutton, Jamie Tinaglia, Tom Walczak Law in American Society: Claudia Mallon Modern History: Christine Berke, Mike Boychuck, Tim Curry, Christopher Fosco, Susan Hampe, Dave Hejza, Scott Kennedy, Stephanie Potakis, Anthony Radek, Ashley Stopa Sociology: Charlene Baccay, Rebecca Banc, Maciej Bursakowski, Lisa Currey, Danuta Godlewski, Zachary Kleiner, Brian Kura, Michal Kwiecien, Kristen LaMarca, Sylvia Mariniec, Elizabeth Niemczyk, Alan Zarychta United States History: Elizabeth Abezetian, Lauren Adam, Andriana Agase, Daniel Behrens, Steve Beil, Monica Benson, Kevin Bogusz, Tracy Borowsky, Eric Bowler, Lindsay Brandsen, Christina Camacho, Michael Chung, Anne Clapper, Jessica Cohen, Tiziana DiBenedetto, Joseph DiLorenzo, Laura Dziubanski, Carolyn EUefson, Thomas Garcea, Roberta Garippo, Anna Jablonwski, Mary Johnson, Megan Johnson, Michael Kabat, Joshua Kain, Ashley Karenke, Mohammed Khan, Michelle Kucharski, Christina Kuhr, Duong IxMichelle, Lisa LuUo, Lara Madden, Karen Malcolm, Joshua Mandik, Katherine Masek, Gregory Maslowski, Anna Mitera, Kathleen Moore, Nicole Musiu-lian, Alexander Park, Kathryn Pekara, Robert Raczyla, Brendan Reidy, Fred Rumney, Neal Sage, Emily Schlueter, Jenna Scott, Colleen Seiwert, Robert Sosnowski, Jessica Spitelli, Andrea Steiger, Paul Teipe American Studies: Shahenaz Abdelrahim, Lisa Belter, Eva Bialecki, Danielle Chamoun, Beth Anne Cyze, Bradley Hertzberg, Sarah Jordan, Mary Kwasigroch, Robbie Manauis, Sylvia Marciniec, Kristin Runyon, Mark Seske, Daniel Tedeschi, Elizabeth White, Sarah Yunker United States History Ace: Kathleen Andreoni, James Ballard, Carol Bartoshuk, Ian Beacraft, Meghan Bennett, Cassandra Bilson, Angelo Cannizzaro, Natalie Civinelli, Cristina Curcio, Brittany Dietz, Katherine Dunn, Michael FalcineUi, Erika FoUmer, Andrienne Frederick, Sara Geishecker, David Green, Elizabeth Juiris, Valerie Kaczmarek, Magdalen Kmiec, Patricia Krysztopa, Christopher McCann, Megan McGuire, Aleksandra Murzanski, Lisa Nicholus, Deanna Oleski, Elizabeth Ortega, Kelly O'Toole, Kevin Pick, Christos Prezas, Terrence Rickert, Abby Sapp, Anna Sipkovsky, Geoffrey Solvig, Christopher Storti, Jason Strains, Nichole

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Tonioni, William Truty, Lauren Wendorf, Scott Widmaier United States History AP: Julie Adamczyk, Joshua Anderson, Michael Baldi, Karin Baty, Agatha Bochenek, Timothy Bratko, Magda Budziakowska, Adam Cien, Kelly Doherty, Anthony Gaddini, Matthew Heerman, PhiUip Keith, Caroline Kim, David Liss, Zachary Lynn, Claudia Mallon, Jaime McKenzie, Steffen Mirsky, Sara Pecherek, Alina F>yzowski, Melanie Rickter, Joanne Rinaldi, Ashley Treadway, Edward Walczak, Joshua Walton, Kaitlin Wolfe

Social Science High Honors World Cultures Ace: Donald Bungum, Jacqueline Heffeman, Erik Johnson, Kevin Kane, Pamela Kaye, Madeline Kiem, Daniel Leung, Ryan Morrisroe, James Pikul, Alexander Schallmo, Ryan Stegink, Jessica Strains, Corinne Ullrich, Christina Verhelst, Dan Widing History of the Western World Ace: Anna Banc, Anne Bemdtson, Kara Collins, Kathleen Coppin, Emily Harbert, Mark Kruk, David Mahler, Alexandra McQueen, Carla Molina, Sarah Nicholus, Matthew Perille, Ismene Potakis, Simon Prucnal, Julie Shanahan, Monica Stanczyk, Adrianna Stasiuk, Claudia Sulkowski, Jennifer Szaflarski, Mark Tabeau, Monika Wozniczka, Krystyne Zwolinski European History AP: Ellen Dwyer, Claire Elderkin, Laura Garofalo, Laura Jacox, Jesse Kramer, Matthew Lucas, Nicholas Noble, Heidi Rose, Michael Verre Government Ace: Jacquelyn Arvidson, Timothy Britt, Eileen Collins, Erin Farmer, Kinga Gomika, Julie Hertzberg, Joseph Janik, Rachel Kalom, Mackenzie Madsen, Patrick Maloney, Jordan Mann, Alison Montgomery, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Kelly Oenning, Chrystal Peterson, Liana Pini, Marcelino Rivera, Natalia Sadowski, Lauen Savastio, Christine Schaefer, Rita Yonkers AP Government: Kathryn Berndtson, Melanie Clark, Karen Dilfer, Magdalena Dumin, Kimberly Gotches, Andrew Heuning, Sharon Jaffe, Robert Kiepura, Daniel Kreisel, Natalie Kruk, Peter Kurinsky, Anna MarzuUo, Jonathon Michaels, Abigail Policy, Lee Regner, Jessie Rubino, Philip Sloan, William Smythe United States History Ace: Jaison Abraham, Mark Anderson, Rebecca Banc, Bartlomiej Baran, Brittany Bums, MalgorzataBursakowska, Charles DiFranco, Breanna Dolan, Camille Gitter, Kristine Holowatyj, Alison Jasinowski, Courtney Keady, Paulina Mis, Rebecca Poliwka, Brian Recsetar, Kara Ross, Neil Sherlock, Slawomir Smolen, Brendan Sullivan, Justyna Susfal, Ryan Westman, Piotr Wojcik United States History AP: Joseph Bmtto, Kathryn Feiereisel, Emily Haak, Madolyn Machon, Shawna Ohm, Katharine Paine, Kathryn Solari, Scott Wojteczko, Alan Zarychta


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Recognition of* College and University Scholarships:

Applied Technology Award: John Spann

Art Award: Margaret Dwyer

Business Award: Greggory Kane

English Award: Kathryn Bemdtson

Augustana College: Academic Scholarship-£rica McQueen, Founder's Scholarshif)-A/inc Church, Brittany Luxton Babson College: Presidential ScholarshipDaniel Kreisel Bradley University: Dean's ScholarsYnp-Susan Dieschbourg, Lauren Ferket Calvin College: Dean's Scholarship-X^are/i Dilfer Cornell College: ACE Scholarship-ATMra Brian DePaul University: Art Scholar-Tina Intrayaia, Presidential Scholarship-Kevin Fee, Adam Gerambia, Stacy Lynn Hendrickson, Matt Schoenstene DePauw University: Merit ?>c\io\ais\i\p-Elizabeth Bondi, Anne Forde DeVry University: Dean's Scholarship-Mncen/ Peri Dominican University: Achievement Awaid-Charles Olson, Booth Scholarship-5an<ira Pullara, Legacy Scholarship-Sandra Pullara, Scholarship-Se/viye Aw^^y/i Drake University: Achievement Award-DaviV/ Olson, Elizabeth Kuhr, Presidential Scholarship-Tracy Schmidt East Carolina University: NCAA Division 1 ScholarshipAshley Stopa Elmhurst College: Dean's ScholarshipGregory Brzozowski, Founder's Scholarship-yerrv Dhamer George Washington University: University Alumni Award-5fe/7>ianie Caccomo Gustavus Adlophus College: Gustavus Association of Congregations, Gustavus Music Award, Jussi Bjorling Music Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, Partners In Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship)-5/iaron Jaffe Illinois Institute of Technology: Academic Excellence Awaxd-Joseph Conti, Anthony Malizzio, Heald Scholar-yo^ep/i Conti, Michael Gelsomino, Anthony Malizzio Illinois Wesleyan University: Alumni Scholarship-^ofcerr Barrett, Merit Award-AfaH/iew Granger Indiana University: Faculty Award-Peter Kurinsky, Adam Schowalter, Honors College Scholarship-Z'erer Kurinsky Lake Forest College: Founder's Scholarship-yoj/iua Barger Lawrence University: Trustee Scholarship)-5/iannon McCue Lincoln College: Agnes Cameron Smith Scholarship, Men's Cross Country Scholarship, Motivation Scholarshijj-yamej Aimers Loyola University Chicago: Rambler Award—Sebastian Madura, Liana Pini, Damen Scholarship-A'a/aZia Sadowski Marion College WI: Naber Scholarship-firiHan>' Lynn Busby Marquette University: Arts and Sciences ScholarshipKimberly Gotches, Granl-Melissa Gilbar, Ignatius Academic Achievement Scholarship-5coK Kennedy, Valerie Widmaier, Ignatius Community Service ScholarshipMackenzie Madsen, Ignatius Scholarship-ATimfcer/y

Family/Consumer Sciences Award: * Melinda Optie

Gotches, Jillian Hayes Miami University of Ohio: Helen Waldvogel Scholarship, Oxford Scholar-^eWy Foy Milwaukee School of Engineering: Scholarship>-Danie/ Herrmann North Central College: Music Education Award, Presidential Award, Vocal Performance AwardChristine Schwartz Northwestern University: Division 1 NCAA Athletic Scholarship—Mar* Ori Ohio State University: Buckeye Schoiai Awaid-AndrewAnnunzio Saint Mary's College IN: Presidential Scholars for Academic Excellence—Megan Price School of the Art Institute of Chicago Academic: Academic Incentive Awaid-Rachel Kalom Stanford University: President's Scholarship-Adria/ina Kesala United States Marines: ROTC Scholarship—Maximilian Ortega University of Dayton: President's Award-£/( Galayda, President's Scholarship-C/ie/iea Collet University of Illinois: NCAA Division 1 Athletic Scholarship-A/j'c/iae/ Zande University of Miami Florida: Alumni Scholarship-£rin farmerUniversity of Michigan: Division 1 NCAAAthletic Scholarship-Cra/g Murray University of Missouri at RoUa: NCAA Division 11 Athletic Scholarship, Academic Scholarship>-Greggory Kane University of Notre Dame: Scholarship-Bre/ida Christopher University of Rochester: Rush Rhees Scholarshipy-LaMra Weaver University of Utah: Non-Resident Academic Partial Tuiticj Scholarship-fam'c* Conlon University of Wisconsin Club of Chicago Alumni Scholarship, Alumni Club or Chicago Scholarship Tr\is\.-Andrew Huening Valparaiso University: Crusader Scholarshipy-Ber/iany Suwinski, Honors Scholarship-io/in Wlezien, Lutheran Heritage Award-Bef/ian>' Suwinski Washington University: Dean's Honorary Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, Mesmer Scholarship-DaviW Skiba

Organization Scholarships: Abbott Laboratories-The Clara Abbott ScholarshipAlexander Dorow Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Scholarship Internship-Katherine Camarano Aid Association for Lutherans All-College ScholarshipPeter Kurinsky American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association-13th District ScholarshipDemetrios Floudas, Kimberly Gotches American Legion Premier Boys State of Illinois Model Citizen Award-Peter Kurinsky American Legion Premier Boys State of Illinois Scholarship-Peter Kurinsky BP/ Amoco Community Scholarship-Melinda Optie Chicagoland High School Video Festival Scholarship-

Foreign Language Award: Anna Marzullo


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â&#x20AC;˘Class of 2002 Nathan Tumminello Chris Harris Memorial Scholarship-Kelly Oenning The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Int'l Iota Chapter Grace Chapman Recruitment Grant-Kara Dollaske Denison Provost Award-Julie Hertzberg Des Plaines Ladies of the Elks Scholarship-Robert Barrett, Megan Gibbons, Natalie Kruk, Jessie Rubino, Jessica Stuckey Dr. Chris Gartner of Orthodonics, Ltd. Scholarship-Chrystal Peterson Golden Apple Foundation Scholar-Matthew Granger Golden Apple Foundation Scholarship-Gregory Brzozowski Hawkette Boosters S c h o l a r s h i p Stephanie Raz, Jaclyn Scatena The Helen DobbinsMaine Teachers' Association Scholarship-Chrystal Peterson The Howard and Kimberly Blair Scholarship-Jennifer Eraci Illinois Student Assistance Commission and the United States Congress Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar-Kathryn Bemdtson, Andrew Huening, Natalie Kruk, James Puis Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Award-Christopher Fosco Ken Reese Senior Service A w a r d Stephanie Caccomo, Kimberly Gotches, Anna MarzuUo The Kiwanis Club Park Ridge Scholarship-Kathryn Bemdtson, Stephanie Caccomo, Kelly Oenning, Lindsay Sorensen Maine South Hawk Athletic Boosters Bruce J. Talaga Scholarship-Erin Farmer, Matthew Recsetar, Jessica Stuckey Maine South Hawk Athletic I Boosters Michael J. Hudson Scholarship-Elizabeth Bondi, Christopher Fosco, Kelly Oenning Maine South M Club Scholarship-James Denk Maine South Mothers' Scholarship Club Clyde Watson Award-Megan Gibbons Maine South Mothers' Scholarship Club Scholarship-Stephanie Caccomo, Anita Chang, Brenda Christopher, Magdalena Chwierut, Amy Cirignani, Karen Dilfer, Megan Gibbons, Melissa Gilbar, Kimberly Gotches, Jillian Hayes, Sharon Jaffe, Daniel Kreisel, David Krone, Peter Kurinsky, Kristina Lukas, Sebastian Madura, Anna MarzuUo, Erik Maye, Shannon McCue, Allison Montgomery, Claire Mulbrandon, Chrystal Peterson, Abigail Policy, Megan Price, Sandra PuUara, Matthew Recsetar, Jessie Rubino, John Spann, Jessica Stuckey, Kathleen Sullivan, Emily Zoellner, Michael Zuhr Maine South Mothers' Scholarship Club Virginia Feurer Award-Erik Maye, Jessica Stuckey Maine South Varsity Club Kathryn Pierce ScholarshipMegan Gibbons Maine Township High School South Student Council Scholarship-Megen Briars, Stephanie Caccomo, Dan Saavedra, Emily Zoellner Margaret P. Fuller Harwood Heights Scholarship-Erica Udischas

Mathematics Award: Carole Schiffinan

Merril Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.2002 Michael W. McCarthy Scholarship-Valerie Widmaier Molisani Nel Mondo 2002 College Scholarship Award-Anna MarzuUo National Honor Society Tutoring Scholarship-Karen Dilfer National Merit BP America Inc. Merit Scholarship-Margaret Dwyer National Merit Program Commended Students-Brian Annes, Brenda Christopher, Hiram Fenjac, Brittany Fredericksen, Rachel Kalom, Adrianna Kesala, Robert Kiepura, Natalie Kruk, Jordan Mann, Alexander Markovic, Jonathan Michaels, Lee Regner, Philip Sloan National Merit Scholarship P r o g r a m FinalistKathryn Bemdtson, Margaret Dwyer, Andrew Huening, Sharon Jaffe, Anna MarzuUo, James Puis, David Skiba, William Smythe, Emily Zoellner National Merit Program Semifinalist-Tamara Forys, Martin Joyce, Laura Weaver Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Journalist Second Place Award-Tracy Schmidt Park Ridge Art League Charles Vicory Memorial Scholarship-Magdalena Chwierut Park Ridge Art League Scholarship-Margaret Dwyer Park Ridge Civic Orchestra Senior Music Scholarship-Shannon McCue Park Ridge Juniors Foundation Scholarship-Robert Kiepura, Kristen McCann, Diana Wolek, Emily Zoellner P a r k Ridge Panhellenic Club Scholarship-Lynn Costanza, Adrianna Kesala, Mackenzie Madsen, Jessie Rubino Poloroid, Inc. Fund Schoiarship-Brenda Christopher The Rotary Club of O'Hare Daniel Dace Memorial Scholarship-Kristina Lukas SBC Foundation Scholarship-Emily Zoellner Speech, Drama & Broadcasting Boosters Scholarship-Tina Brionez, Emily Hanson, Adrianna Kesala, Zachary Kleiner, Allison Montgomery, Claire Mulbrandon, Chrystal Peterson, Eva Schiave, Sarah Schmidt, Nathan Tumminello St. Stephen & St. Vincent Society College Scholarship-Anna MarzuUo Target Ail-Around Scholarship-Christine Berke Tom Ziemek Memorial Scholarship-Samuel Strain The Township of Maine Scholarship-Scott Andrews, Juliette Jurczyk TwentyFirst Star Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution DAR Award-Kathryn Bemdtson U.S. Congress and the Corporation of National and Community Services Presidential Freedom Scholarship for ServiceStephanie Caccomo U.S. Figure Skating Ass. & Chevrolet Scholastic Honors Team Award-Kara Dollaske The Will Dushek Memorial ScholarshipJoseph Janik, Shannon McCue, Tyler MurchieTamara Forys, Martin Joyce, Laura Weaver

Music Award: James Puis

Social Science Award: Robert Kiepura

Science Award: Natalie Kruk

Speech/Drama Award: Nathan Tumminello

Physical Education Award: Megan Gibbons


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Your final exan\\ Pencils ready! Teenagers love taking quizzes in magazines, "Are you satisfying your partner?" or "Is that rash contagious?" for example. I present to you your final Maine South quiz, to see how much you've really learned these past four years... 1. Maine South policy allows for the maximum of this many lunch periods per semester per person: a.) 2 b.)l c.) Well, technically 1 but the new I.D. card attendance scanner in the library allows for another 2. Those little green slips sent to you in homeroom are: a.) requests for you to see the deans b.)S100 Monopoly bills c.) what green slip? I never got it, I swear! 3. The requirements for Hawk Honor Card are: a.) 3.5 GPA junior or senior year b.) 8 or less absences c.) small exacto knife, "H" stencil, and a Uttle patience 4. Maine South assemblies are famous for their: a.) cheering contests b.) intensity of school spirit c.) Coffee and Egg McMuffins.... Um... I mean cheering contests 5. The only legitimate reasons for which one is allowed not to have an I.D. on are: a.) before SAM or after 2:50PM b.) before and after flap classes c.) hang on! Uh... it's in my backpack....

6. The reason the cafeteria and back gym areas are so hot is: a.) southern sun exposure b.) the hot air from the Ralph J. Frost Administration Center has to go some where! c.) Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" is the only decent tune in the jukebox

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7. Success in the cheering contest at the end of assemblies requires: a.) every member of the class to put forth 100% effort and join together b.) deep, resonating voices of the males c.) Senior status. 8. The reason for providing the para-pros with new larger desks this year is: a.) provides a more authoritative position b.) The P.E. department insists that creat ing obstacles in crowded hallways in creases students' agility c.) gives them a place to hide their Cosmo and Seventeen magazines during passing periods 9. Maine South obtains its electrical power from: a.) Commonwealth Edison

b.) Enron c.) burning of methane gas released from the football field 10. The reason showering before entering the pool during freshman swimming was emphasized so heavily is: a.) state law requires showering before entering any public pool b.) excess dirt clogs the pool's filters c.) Mr. Inserta just likes giving the "dingle berry speech" 11. In the case of an emergency or terrorist attack, the safest actions one can take is: a.) turn off class room hghts and remain sitting against the exterior wall of the classroom b.) exit the classroom in an orderly and quiet fashion c.) run out of the classroom screaming and search desperately for Officer Kitty for protection 12. The proper way to greet Maine South Security is: a.) good morning, sir. b.) top of the morning to ya! c.) Hello Kitty 13. The most useful purpose for which I.D.'s serve: a.) insuring school safety b.) aid in drawing straight lines in geometry c.) allows faculty to learn your identity so they later call you by name to put your I.D. on

Atrocities I can forgive If I die today I'll be the happy phantom I'll go chasing the nuns out in the yard I'll run naked through the streets without my mask on And I will never need umbrellas in the rain I'll wake up in strawberry fields every day And the atrocities of school I can forgive The happy phantom has no right to bitch Unlike so many seniors I know, I am not afraid to leave high school, nor am I unhappy. There is a certain nostalgia that goes with graduation, of course, one that pulls me

towards so many memories of these four years, but I cannot let that nostalgia take me over. After all, after Sunday I am only a ghost at Maine South - 1 am not a student, I am an alumnus, and I can only be described as a happy phantom. On track six of Little Earthquakes Tori Amos sings "the atrocities of school I can forgive" while expressing her release from life and pain. Graduating from high school is a lot like the release and death Amos writes about - graduating from high school is a time to take inventory of experience and wake up to the rest of your life. Looking back

over high school, I have accumulated S ^ ^ many memories and so many profound inWiF ages that it would be impossible for me to assay them in so small a space. I can sum most ofthem up, however, under those seven words of Tori Amos, (cont'd on page 9)


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A senior's last list of wishes Graduation is right around the comer While I am proud of the many accomplishments I have made within the past few years, there are several things I wish I could have done. After consulting with the usual teenage cohorts, I have devised a list of such things. They follow in no particular order. •Spiked and dyed my hair electric blue. •Driven, not walked, to school. •Tried out for the cheerleading squad. •Applied to an Ivy League. •Pulled an all-nighter studying and actually lived to brag about it. •Staged a boycott against the cafeteria food. •Wrote a controversial school newspaper article in risk of being censored. •Got an "A" in math. •Held a steady part-time job. •Graduated valedictorian. •Played hookie. •Hang glided from the school roof. •Let the air out of the tires of my least

favorite teacher's car. •Made the varsity soccer team. •Joined band earlier than senior year. •Went to a kegger and laughed at all the fools drinking. •Worried less about my complexion. •Was awarded student of the month in gym class. •Found the hidden tunnel •Wore the same outfit two days in a row. •Participated in the senior prank. •Took an art class. •Formed my own rock band. •Snuck out on school nights. •Not studied for the ACT. •Ran for student body president. •Attended more football games. •Rode my bike down the glass corridor. •Violated school dress code in attempt to exercise first amendment rights. •Smiled more. •Talked with more parapros. •Stood up for myself. •Defied my teachers' expectations.

•Went to more dances. •Partied in Cancun on Spring Break. •Pierced my nose. •Applied for more college scholarships.

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•Joined the church youth group. •Spent junior year abroad. •Coordinated better outfits all four years. •Thanked my teachers more. However, despite these regrets (admit it: you other seniors also have this many as well), high school was a great experience and while I won't miss it in the fall, I'm glad to say Maine South High School will forever be my home.

Leading up to the moment I can't help but wonder how high school could have been different. Should I have tried out for soccer or basketball my sophomore year? Should I have set my goals higher or should I have set them lower? If I hadn't done cross country or Southwords, would I still be friends with the same people? It isn't until now, the last week of my senior year, that I have finally realized none of that matters. I can't have regrets about high school. Everything I did at Maine South has led me up to this moment—graduation. If I changed even the slightest thing I wouldn't have had the same experiences. And I wouldn't change my high school experience for anything. I came into Maine South a scared, quiet, and skinny girl and I have emerged a confident and accomplished college freshman. In these last four years I have grown up and I wouldn't want anything that has happened along the way to change. People say college will change you. They say that slowly your high school friends will fade away and a whole new personality will replace your high school self. Soon high

school will seem like a foggy dream. Names will blend together; faces will dwindle away. Call me naive, but I can't see that happening.

eileen COLLINS FEATURES EOTDR

My teenage years have been encompassed by Maine South - how could I ever forget that? I truly believe my friendships will only grow stronger next year. My memories from freshman year will be as vivid in five months as they are now. I am determined not to forget. I will go to college open minded, but I am not looking for something to replace these last four years. I am looking for something to enhance these last four years. I am scared - going to a new school, not knowing nearly as many

people as I knew coming into Maine South. What if my roommate is horrible? Or my professors barely speak English? What would I do if I couldn't keep up? I know nobody will be looking over my shoulder, telling me to study. I won't have a counselor who wants to see me succeed - the only person pushing me is myself. Who will I lean on? I won't have a best friend telling me it will all be okay. I won't have a family to come home to every night, a comfort zone. My teachers won't know my name. They probably won't even care if I show up to class. Truthfully, I can't wait for this freedom, but what if it doesn't work out? What if I completely screw up? Nobody will be there to pick up the pieces. And then a calmness comes over me. I have made mistakes in high school and it all worked out. The next step in life will work out to. No matter what happens I will be okay. And I know everyone else will be too. We have each other. We have our memories. Now it is time to make some new ones. It is time to find a new comfort zone. And it will all be okay.


8 Senior Commentaries

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Seniors! You're graduating!* Seniors! You're graduating! I'm not the valedictorian or the senior class president, so I don't get to bore you with unceasing blathering in the unforeseeable heat of graduation day. Instead, I get to bore you with unceasing blathering in this much more convenient medium that can also be utilized when the bathroom in the A-Wing runs out of toilet paper.

Jim PULS moDucnoNEDnoi Where was I? That's right. You have your whole lives ahead of you. They will become whatever you make of them. We are the future of the world, the empowered generation. In front of me today I see tomorrow's world leaders. Wait! Sorry, that was the "optimistic" speech. I was supposed to save that one for the Maine Scholar on Sunday.

Congratulations. You've survived four years of sitting in classrooms for eight hours a day just so that you can - that's right - sit in classrooms for more hours for four more years. Except in college, you'll have more opportunities to fall asleep, and with larger class sizes, you probably won't get noticed as easily. And most of the professors don't tell jokes as well as Mr. Marino. So what have you sjjent the last four years doing? If you're like me, you've been getting involved in all of the major school activities, like Marching Band and Brotherhood and Greek Club and Science Olympiad and chapter 666 of the People Who Can See Dead People Club (national founder; Hayley Joel Osment). Or maybe you spent your time in outsideof-school activities Uke serving breakfast for the elderly, working at Starbucks, candystriping at the hospital, or even candy-eating at home. And now that you' ve gotten tired of walking down the hall, shoving random freshmen into lockers, kibitzing with your friends about how you're next going to avoid doing your homework, and checking out the latest clothing styles - or lack thereof - you need

a new challenge. But before you embark for that college that might be 100 or 1000 miles away, you have the next big challenge: summer. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is this: sit around and do nothing for eight hours every day. Or, instead, you can get a job, whereby you will have a chance to sit around and do something for eight hours every day. Goodness knows the opportunities you'll have for making money; with luck, adjusting for inflation, you'll make enough to pay for fifteen seconds' worth of your college education. And for those lucky few of you to have gotten lucrative scholarships, well, congratulations. You have actually made something of your four years; turns out somebody will pay you for your time after all. If you do this calculation, you'll find that on average, your high-school education paid you half a cent per hour. Nicely done. But really, congratulations on survivini four long years in this place known as MainS South. You have your whole lives ahead of you, and believe me, I want to hear about them. If you're looking for me, I'll be the one sleeping in the back of your lecture hall.

Pieces pulling us back I sat for the third hour, playing with ideas in my head, tossing around plans for my final opportunity to place my words in print at Maine South, and a song I had listened to so many millions of times, it was impossible to count, came softly through the cd player beside me. The words of Jewel, who I didn't even know I was a fan of until a kind friend burned me the CD, suddenly swept over me, "Say that you'll stay forever this way....forever and forever that we'll never have to change...say you'll stay." Slowly, I started to understand the struggle that is going on within the hearts of all of us who plan to walk away from these halls as we know them forever on Sunday. We have each spent the last four years of our lives stuck in the monotony of high school. We've walked the same^alls, said

hello to the same people, heard the Monday morning sports report from the same voice, and waited for that same person at our lockers. As we have listened to our teachers continue to lecture and inspire us to learn our minds are slowly slipping away from Maine South, anxious to see what lies beyond these walls and this town. For so many of us the itch to get out of this place has been intense since the school year started. Yet, there are those pieces of high school that are pulling us back, yearning for us to stay and simply live so that "we'll never have to change." Despite the often tedious moments of high school, all that has shaped our lives these last four years is going to be a very difficult thing to leave behind. I'm left wondering if there is ever going to be a calculus class that listens to outbursts of confusion

quite like the understanding class that I'm lucky enough to be a part of it. I'm sometimes curious as to where I'm going to find someone who will be kind enough to en-

megan GIBBONS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF hance my music collection with such finf music, and as I struggle with these what some would claim superficial aspects of high school, I'm frightened about where my future is going to take me. At this point, I am


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Can't take it with you What am I supposed to talk about as a final thought for a senior commentary? Regrets I have about past friendships, mistakes I made in choosing a path for myself? I could write about my excitement for the upcoming summer, or my plans for college and beyond. Or relate a funny anecdote about a trivial event from my sophomore year. I could complain about the administration, or a negative experience with a teacher or class. I could list a bunch of inside jokes or make a final journal entry. I could be creative and write a poem or fulfill my role as photographer by creating a photo essay. I could discuss how I have changed throughout high school, how naive I was as an incoming freshman and how jaded I am as a graduating senior. I could thank a few great teachers and staff members at our school for challenging me and showing me the rewards of a great education. I could reminisce about grade school, or predict what college life will be like next year. But none of these ideas, together or individually, can possibly summarize what my experience at Maine South has been for the past four years. To try and pin down high secretly hoping that we'll each get to "say that we'll stay," that way I won't have to worry about change and moving on. As I continued to sit and recall all the moments that have helped shape who I am, I unexpectedly realized that all these moments I am longing to hold on to are exactly what are going to carry me through this next phase of my life. I never thought that I would be able to walk away from the strongest friendships I have been so privileged to be a part of in high school, but I am slowly understanding that it is because I have been able to have these relationships, that life isn't going to be quite so terrifying. I'm going to be able to walk away from high school filled with midnight walks in a rainstorm, moments of laughter so extreme I could barely stand up, acts of amazing kindness, memories of sheer happiness, and instants of sadness, all shared with the most remarkable people I have ever met. When life starts to move too quickly, and {See "Gibbons" cont'd on page 19)

school into a silly chche or touching story is futile, because I have found school to be one of the most mercurial experiences in my life.

rachel KALOM OOREFHOIOGRAFHHl

There have been points of pure joy, moments of utter hopelessness, and a large amount of time that simply passed by in 45minute chunks. My learning experience has been under the control of electronic bells, plastic ID cards, and number two pencils on green scantrons. The greatest moments of high school have been when I managed to sneak through this web of standardization and spend an extra five minutes talking to a teacher about theology or escaping from the locker room two minutes before the end of eighth period, and sneaking down still-empty hallways. (continued from page 6) I can forgive the atrocities of school, and I can forgive the painful days. I can forgive cliques and backstabbings, and I can forgive teachers who taught with notes. We all have bad days, it takes us all a long time to grow up, and we all forget things from time to time. I can forgive fights with my parents and fights with my friends. I can forgive people for giving up on me and for forgetting me. We all lose hope. I can even forgive smoking in the bathroom, drug abuse and violence. High school is a place where we are supposed to learn, to grow, and to start maturing, not a place to start out perfectly mature and balanced. But I cannot forgive all of high school. I cannot forgive every time I neglected to make friends or meet new people, and I cannot forgive every moment I spent wishing I were someone else rather than being myself. I can forgive the time it took me to become myself and accept myself, but I cannot for-

Have these moments trained me for the real world? Doubtful. But I have grown to love these little freedoms that make the monotony bearable for one more day. With the future waiting impatiently for me to finish my time at Maine South, I plan to savor every tardy to homeroom, every cup of coffee in first period, and every walk past a para-pro with my ED nestled safely in my backpack. High school may not turn out to be the best four years of my life, some friendships that I have made will not even last until the end of the summer, and some of the education that I have received will not last until the end of this article. Yet even with this knowledge, the greatest gift from Maine South will be my final solitary walk past the murky pond and my last brown bag lunch on a crumb riddled bench. It will be peeling the sticky parking permit from the wrong window of my car, and washing months of inactivity from my gym suit. Together, these moments will form the last sentence in this chapter of my life, and prepare me for the blank page that is waiting ahead. give the moments when I wanted something else. I cannot forgive any time I was mean, or rude; I cannot forgive myself for not taking every opportunity in high school to grow. High school is only four years, thankfully and unfortunately, and only if your cards are perfect will your years follow suit. I can forgive not having the perfect hand, but I cannot forgive not playing my cards well. I spent too much time during high school too unhappy to see things to be thankful for this I cannot forgive. I can only hope that in the time to come I stay as tall as I have grown, that I do not fall into retrograde, and that I remain thankful for myself. High school is my past. I want to look forward, to see the future as getting constantly better, and to watch the world improve. I will not accept this as the best of my life - the best of my Hfe is always this moment, here and now, when I do not have time to worry about what to forgive and what not to. At this moment all I can do is keep myself in mind, and keep growing.


10 Unsung Heroes

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Unsung Heroes frorw Every year the staff of Southwords chooses three girls and three boys who are honored as the Unsung Heroes of is a result of volunteer work, extraordinary achievment, or a general sense of leadership, these seniors have had a

LYNN COSTANZA

SCOTT CAMERON

NIDHI PATEL

by Chrystal Peterson

by Nick Dohric

by Kym Gotches

Everyday Lynn demonstrates the true meaning of Hawk Pride through her involvement and dedication to many significant organizations. As a four-year member of Mathletes, Maine South's renowned math team, Lynn has contributed her knowledge and love for mathematics to her teammates. The Brotherhood Society acted as a window for Lynn's generosity and good will to shine through. Throughout the past four years, Lynn devoted her time to serve the community by officiating at the Special Olympics, helping out at Market Day, giving food to the needy, and proudly joining others in the annual "Relay for Life" walk. For years Lynn has been an active member of "Have Dreams," a learning center for autistic children. Every Monday after school she volunteers at the center to spend time with children and to work on developing their skills and abilities. For the past two summers, Lynn has worked as a day camp aid, assisting autistic children. After hearing about the "Locks of Love" program to help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, Lynn was determined to grow out her hair and managed to donate twelve inches of hair to the cause. In addition to her generosity, Lynn has also demonstrated a strong commitment to academics through her involvement in the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Project Plus. Throughout her time at Maine South, Lynn has kept herself busy by participating in V-show and Spanish Club. Lynn plans to attend Northwestern University in the fall. We wish her endless success and the best of luck.

I have been fortunate enough to be best friends with Scott Cameron. Scott has so many amazing qualities about him that make him such an outstanding person. Scott has been a saxophone player for eight years and also plays the guitar. Not many people know about Scott's musical talents, but he works hard and strives for the best. He loves to play music from Jack Johnson, Dispatch, and Counting Crows, and Scott shares his talent by playing for his church. Scott's guitar playing demonstrates his ability to excel at whatever he is committed to doing. Scott's greatest athletic performance comes in the winter months when he skis harder than anyone on the mountain. When we are on top of a fifteen-foot cliff, Scott is always the first one to drop it and stick the landing. He is always right there to motivate and push other's limits so all can experience the ecstasy life has to offer He is always encouraging people around him to up the ante and try new things so they can grow as strong as possible. Even though Scott seems to spend all his time jamming on his guitar and dreaming about ripping deep powder, he still manages to prosper in his studies. Scott will be leaving Maine South with a GPA above 4.0, and as a great role model for his younger siblings. He considers every action he commits and would never do something that would demoralize his character Being friends with Scott has been one of the greatest experiences of my Ufe. He has introduced me to numerous activities that I have adopted as my own passions. Scott's friendship will not be forgotten and I hope I have been able to provide Scott with the same joy he has given me.

N i d hi Patel is truly an unsung hero. In the past year, I have been l u c k y enough to become very close friends with Nidhi. Yet, no matter how many experiences we share together, even I discover Nidhi's heroic nature only through lucky accidents. Nidhi does not boast about her accom-,^ plishments or her good deeds. In f a c t ^ ^ ^ while she wins many awards, she rarely attends an awards ceremony. The most amazing thing about Nidhi is that she makes you feel important. The elderly at the nursing home smile to see her and she refers to them by name because she welcomes people into her life in a way that truly has meaning. She will remember the smallest things about her friends, which shows how much she pays attention to those around her Nidhi is one of those people who will always come through and can always be counted on. And she shows this through her extensive involvement in Key Club. Nidhi has opened my eyes to the big picture of things by showing me there are many different things to do in this world. She expects the best of you and makes you expect the best of yourself. To Nidhi, everything and everyone has a purpose. She is intelligent without being condescending and kind without being overbearing or fake. She knows when you need to talk abouj something and when you need to be lef* alone. She is the most respectful person I have ever met. Nidhi is a true hero because her biggest secret is her constant gift of giving without desire or discovery.


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the Class of 2002: Maine South. These individuals are people who enhance the atmosphere of our school and community. Whether it profound impact on their peers. Congratulations to the heroes of the class of 2002!

DREW HUENING

JESSICA STUCKEY

LEE REGNER

by Katie Bemdtson

by Melanie Clark

D r e w Huening has been one of Maine South's most dedicated and active students in his lour years -^^ here. He spent all four years on the swim team as well as helping as a swim timer. He also participated in Mathletes, TOFYS, Ski Club, and V-Show every year, acting as one of the directors for V-Show his junior and senior year and co-president of TOFYS his senior year. Drew has also willingly devoted time to Peers Reaching Out, where his easygoing attitude and sense of humor offered support to adjusting freshmen. On the AP Hawks Constitution Team, Drew gave selflessly of his time and exhibited poise and eloquence at every competition. Drew holds an amazing zest for life and works to share it with all those around him, as he continuously watches out for the wellbeing others. He gives himself entirely to all that he does and ensures that everyone he passes along the way has gained new levels of knowledge. His scholastic honors include being named a National Merit Finalist, attending the HOBY Leadership Conference, receiving student of the month all four years, physics student of the year his Junior year, as well as honors in foreign language and social science, among other accomphshments. Despite his numerous achievements. Drew maintains incredible humility. His modesty is truly amazing to those who are aware of the magnitude of his kindness, diligence, and intelligence. Although Maine South will be losing a source of integrity. University of Wisconsin at Madison is fortunate enough to gain his inspiring and ceaseless interest in the world around him.

Jessica has been a wonderful asset to Maine South luring her four years here. She has affected the lives of everyone around her with her compassion diiu puMiive attitude. Jessica has been involved in almost every aspect of Maine South. She played volleyball for four years, serving as captain her senior year. Jessica devoted amazing amounts of time to the sport she loves and has brought so much to the team. Her constant dedication and leadership helped lead the team to new heights. Jessica has been president of Brotherhood and officer of Varsity Club. She has dedicated herself fully to all that she has been a part of, and her organization as well as her responsible character have been integral to the success of each of these organizations. As a Key Club officer, Jessica has devoted countless hours to planning and promoting the club's events. She has also been a four-year class council member, a PE leader, a peer and helped out in leadership conferences and volunteered at HAVE Dreams as a counselor and aide. In addition, her work with the students of the Adaptive PE progrzun truly exemplifies what an amazing person she truly is. Jessica approaches everything with determination, a strong work ethic, and an abundance of energy. Jessica can always be counted on to help out wherever needed, including line judging for boys' varsity volleyball games, and adding school spirit and vivacity with her constant spirit sprinkles and smiles for all that she meets. Due to her selfless devotion to make Maine South a better place, Jessica is truly an unsung Hawk.

by Adam Gerambia and Kristen Ignaczak According to Webster's dictionary an unsung hero is defined as a non-celebrated person worthy of being admired for their achievements and qualities. Lee Regner is an individual whose character is built upon the virtue of loyalty. This loyalty extends not only to his family and friends, but also to everything that he applies himself to. Included in this is a commitment that parallels no other: his dedication to the Maine South band program. Lee has spent countless hours sorting uniforms, organizing concerts, and planning this year's Orange Bowl trip. He has stepped up to fill the great leadership void that last year's seniors have left. Besides being involved in every facet of the band program, Lee finds time to celebrate America's pastimeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;baseball. He has been a part of the baseball team at Maine South for all four years of high school. Lee also goes beyond his love for playing and works as a camp counselor at a baseball camp. He also plans to coach this summer. Accompanying his extracurricular involvement and athletic activities, Lee's work ethic has allowed him to maintain high honor roll status throughout his high school career. This hard work has led to numerous academic achievements including being inducted into the National Honor Society. He has also received the Student of the Month award in numerous classes throughout all four years and recognition as an Illinois State Scholar. Lee plans to continue his academic excellence at the University of Notre Dame. We wish the best of luck to Lee and continued success in college and later on in life.


14 Retiring Teachers =

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Honoring Maine South's retiring Mr. Steven Lowry Mr. Lowry has been a dedicated Spanish teacher at Maine South for 29 years, and at Maine West for three. His favorite part of teaching is the interaction with students and colleagues, and insists that the most rewarding part of his job is guiding a motivated class to learn and grow. In all 29 years at Maine South, Mr. Lowry's favorite memories are the state basketball and football championships in 1979 and the recent one in 2000. Mr. Lowry plans to travel after he retires, and looks forward to sleeping in (he claims he isn't a morning person). As for the Maine South students who are not graduating, he suggests that you develop a little self-restraint in public places, such as the hallways. If anyone thinks that Mr. Lowry is gone for good, then he is wrong again, because Mr. Lowry plans to return next year to substitute teach.

Mr. Ed Bleeden Mr. Bleeden has been a devoted mathematics teacher at Maine South for 34 years. He really feels that the best part of teaching at Maine South was the interaction he had with of his many students, as well as having the opportunity to work with his fine colleagues. Of all the aspects of teaching, he will miss the relationships with students and faculty the most. Over the many years of teaching, Mr. Bleeden's favorite Maine South memory was all the good times and laughs that he had with his old departmental colleagues. After retirement, Mr. Bleeden plans to travel, read more, spend more time with his family, and perhaps teach a class or two at a local college

Mrs. Char Anderson Mrs. Anderson has been an enthusiastic chemistry teacher at Maine South for 18 years. Her favorite part of teaching is "being a part of a learning community." She beUeves that the most elemental part of that community is the shared dedication to excellence in all aspects of the science program. Mrs. Anderson will miss the daily interaction with students, particularly when they want to leam. Her favorite Maine South moments were watching students perform anything that they were devoted to performing well, whether it is on the overhead in the classroom, on the overhead stage, or at an athletic meet. Mrs. Anderson has only one word of wisdom for students; she recommends that they take advantage of all educational opportunities and enrich their minds. After Mrs. Anderson retires, she plans to spend more time with family and friends, travel, play the piano and hide all of the alarm clocks in her house.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

When whirhng a rubber stopper around my head and hitting Adrianna Kesala. -Erik Maye

When I sat on a desk in Physics class and it fell, knocking all the desks in the row on top of me! -Carole Schiffman

When I threw a mirror across the room because Laura Weaver wouldn't give me a Starburst. -Dave Krone


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Mr. Milton Nelson Mr. Milton Nelson is leaving Maine South after dedicating many years of his life to the students and faculty here. His final year here, he taught sociology and accelerated history of the western world. Mr. Nelson is very active in many aspects of history. He has run the "Faces in History" competition for many years, and his students have strived to be able to identify the hundreds faces in a group of famous people throughout history. Another activity Mr. Nelson participates in is the Metropolitan History Fair. The fair is a statewide fair and gives students the opportunity to research a specific topic and learn about it. Outside of school Mr. Nelson is very active in the Park Ridge Historical Society, and is a great and knowledgeable contributor to the school and community. Maine South wishes Mr. Nelson the best of luck in his retirement. He has made great contributions over the years and will be sorely missed.

Mr. Bob Mueller Mr. Mueller has been an intergral part of the Maine Township staff for countless years. He has dedicated his time in many areas, making great contributions to Drivers Education as well as A.R.C., and has donated time to the Maine Township softball program. He has had an amazing impact on so many of the students that have passed through these halls. Mr. Mueller has formed remarkable relationships with so many and has helped to lay the path to a successful and healthy life. Hundreds of students have done wonderful things with their lives as a result of his wonderful guidance. Another of Mr. Mueller's shining contributions has been his work with the students of the Adaptive Physical Education program. He worked each day with the students routed to Special Education. His astounding patience and compassion helped to mold lives for each of these students. He has made many lives brighter and will be sorely missed.

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What's your worst procrastination story? o My year-long project in freshman English that I didn't start until the week before it was due - but I got an A. -Sharon Jaffe

I stayed up all night trying to finish my "fast plant journal" for freshman Biology -1 really hated that project! -Caiti Kaminski

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16 Yearbook Extra Karol Baranowski Derek Barberini Teirence Blindauer Felicia Caro Yesenia Corkill Armie Eriksson

Joseph Falcinelli Joseph Gullo Brittney Hei\nigan Eilleen Kapolnek Matthew Kwapisz Yvonne Lechowicz

Jeffrey McCortney Kevin McPartlin Nicole O d d o Ashley Ratajczyk Jessica Read Cachet Retsos

Theresa Spencer Michael Toxtizik Emily Tununinello David Werem Tania Aldaddah Elizabeth Bozek

Mitzi Cardenas Drake Ducham Nicholas Fallico Brendan Farrell Moira Fisher Susan Folz

Kyle Galayda Kristen Kardas Christii\a Leanardi Matthew Livensparger Adam Lopatka Anthony Marte

Timothy Miller Michael Mulvany Matthew Perille Karl Peterson Nicholas Pierce Alexandra Rhine

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Yearbook Extra 17 Briana Rowan ames Sapieka Emma Sarran Daniel Schaefer Carolyn Schwartz Vera Skocen

Corydon Storer Shannon Sullivan Christopher Tourloukis Dana Tourloukis Amanda Tworek Edward Van Craenenbroeck

Cassandra Bilson Malgorzata Bursakowska Danielle Chamoun Hubert Cios Lena CoUetta Jerome Corsello

Nicholas DePilla Breanna Dolan Meghan Dolan Matthew Heerman Danielle Hildebrandt Agnieszka Klepacka

Lana Krajewski Thomas McCormack Jaime McKeruie Erin Morettes Shawna Ohm Elizabeth Ortega

Katherine Pankau Daniel Prendergast Colleen Seiwert Mark Seske

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A yearbook tip-in is being created by Jostens Printing Company and will be distributed to all students who received a yearbook. It will contain an adhesive strip so that the page can be inserted into your yearbook.


18 Colleges

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The Class of 2002: Arizona Northern Arizona UniversityBattista

Kathryn

California California Institute of Technology- NataHe Kruk Santa Barbara College -Ian Fidler Stanford University- Adrianna Kesala University of California - Santa BarbaraJohn Spann Westmont College- Chrissy Berke

Colorado Fort Lewis College- Tommy Tokarczyk Western State College of Colorado- David Verlench University of Colorado at Boulder- Ben Head

Connecticut Milford Academy- Tony Wnek

District of Columbia George Washington University- Stephanie Caccomo, Tamara Forys

Florida Lynn University- David Glusic University of Miami- Erin Farmer

Georgia Savannah College of Art and Design- Nora Erickson

Illinois American Academy of Art- Consiglia Chiovari, Anne Mondlock Augustana College- Annie Church, Britt Luxton, Erica McQueen Aveda Institute- Molly Levine Benedictine University- Anthony Anichini, Courtney Storer Bradley University- Susan Dieschbourg, Lauren Ferket, Monica Kim, Nathan Tumminello Columbia College- Shannon Coyne, Lauren Faleni, Mike Fisher, Elizabeth Izzo, Stephanie Martinek, Kim Smith, Alex Tsevis, Nick Yovanovich, Heather Zimny Compuer Systems Institute- Demdin Diakakis De Paul University- Ashley Angelo, Kara Bartel, Senad Brkic, Marciej Bursakowski, Stefanie Caito, Alex Chavez, Catherine Dunton, Amanda Fallico, Demetrios Floudas, Kevin Fee, loulia Fudukos, Adam Gerambia, Sean Gill, Lisa Gullo, Stacy Hendrickson, Tina Intravaia, Andrea

Johnsen, David Kazarian, Sylvia Lechowicz, Peter Lopatka, Diana Magda, Christopher McGuire, Ivana Nanac, Lauren Paez, Paul Mangiardi-Pawlykowycz, Mary Payne, Cristina Picciuca, Anne Potts, Anthony Radek, Alex Rebielak, Will Ross, Matt Schoenstene, Tony Suriano, Lukasz Wojcik, Brian Wsol, Mike Zuhr DeVry University- Vince Peri Dominican University- Marie Czyz, Nick Eugenis, Charles Olson, Macciek Prejzner, Sandra Pullara Eastern Illinois University- Tony LoBianco, Rachael Daubach, Megan Morettes, Erin McNeil, Melinda Optie, Stephanie Raz, Lindsay Sorensen, Whitney Tarbutton, Jennifer Wayer Elmhurst College- Greg Brzozowski, Jerry Dhamer, Nick Dobric, Meghan Romba Harper College- Lisa Schaefer, Bradley Susral Harring Institute ofDesign- Lindsay Christopher, Josclyn Wolf Illinois Institute of Art- Schaumburg Stephanie Pierce, Tanja Martic Illinois Institute of Technology- Tim Britt, Joe Conti, Rob Brozyna, Mike Gelsomino, Pete Faulkner, Anthony Malizzio Illinois State University- Katie Chor, Rebecca Desmond, Jennie Eraci, Pat O'Hem, Siobhan Riley, Christina Sayat, Rita Sayat, Jeff Stack, Tom Walczak Illinois Wesylean University- Rob Barrett, Tina Brionez, Alex Dorow, Matthew Granger, Marcelino Rivera Joliet Junior College- Chris Ratajczyk Judson College- Susan Hampe Kendall College- Kristina Kelly, Demetri Koustantopoulus Lake Forest College- Josh Barger, Tera Hoffman, Kate Kapolnek Lincoln College- Jim Aimers, Mark Aulisio, Ryan Guerrero, Laura Schillinger, Ryan Stanton Loyola University- Madeleine Agaton, Tamara Ananewycz, Mariusz Babicz, Jonna Gattuso, Meg Glavin, Danuta Godlewski. Scott LaTragna, Sebastian Madura, Anna Marzullo, Bridget Murphy, Maximilian Ortega, Lee Papaioannou, Steven Petrovas, Liana Pini, Nataha Sadowski, Joanne Ylagan Millikin University- Chris Suba North Central College- Christine Schwartz Northeastern University- Samantha Bendel,

Marco Cinquini, Ted Ganas, Peter Kurzyna, Jack Mikolajewicz, Iwona Naydala, Joanna Ortega, Dino Perentes, James Ward, Allison Wohl Northern Illinois University- Mark Annes, Tom Cabaj, Brendan Clifford, Maria CoUetti, Steve Csuk, Dominick Deluca, Andrew Duff, Tim Gelsomino, Alice Hoekstra, Mark Huber, Zak Kleiner, Melanie Marcotte, Jim Meyer, Chris Schmidt, Ashley Thielsen, Dave Vercammen Northwestern University- Lynn Costanza, Maggie Dumin, Britt Frederiksen, Mark Ori, Jessie Rubino Oakton Community College- Matt Anderson, Scott Andrews, Mike Boychuck, James Brill, Nicole Cameron, Christopher Czapla, Michael DePino, Katie DiSandro, Diana DiVeneve, Mike Gallagher, Holly Gronemeyer, Alex Hladczuk, Travis James, Juliette Jurczyk, Natalie Kedrick, Nate Lechner, Zion Lee, Alfred Lopez, Diana Marciniec, Sarah McFadden, Ron McKee^ Coletta Meegan, Frank Palicke, Mike Pekii Teresa Rufo, Mariana Stamates, Matthew^ SuUivan-Spriggs School of the Art Institute of Chicago Rachel Kalom Shimer College- Matt McHugh Southern Illinois University - EdwardsvilleCaitlin Tyrrell Southern Illinois University - CarbondaleTom Balazs, Mike Doubek, William House, Luke Furman, Thomas Legowski, Jeffery Ferschl, Paul Krajewski, Steve Pasternak, Nick Paxson, Wesley Sularz Triton Community College- Jeanine Garro, Killeen Hultgren, Chris Kaldis, Stacey, Kerber, Brian Mischke, Patty Murphy, Gianni Peri, Jim Pierce, Nicole Wyers University of Chicago- Chris Fosco, Nidhi Patel University of Illinois - Chicago- Joe Falbo, Mike Kwiecien, Jakub Rzeszutuo, Laura, Seiwart, Victoria Schaefer, Chris Sonne, Nick Sorrentino, Pawel Stec, Tiffany Stella, Christina Theofanis, Andrew Wojcik, Monica Wojtczak University of Illinois - Champaign- J e r m ^ ^ ^ fer Anderson, Kathleen Barry, S c o n ^ F Cameron, Anita Chang, Magdalena Chwierut, Amy Cirignani, Jason Clark, Tricia Diduch, Kara Dollaske, Hiram Fenjac, Caiti Kaminski, Jessica Kmiecik, Peter


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Where they're headed Kontos, Dan Krugler, Lindsay Laguna, Jon Michaels, Katelyn Michelini, Boshra Moradi, Allison Montgomery, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Kelly Oenning, Crystal Peterson, Abigail Policy, Lauren Savastio, Nicole Sara, Phil Sloan, Jess Stuckey, Patrick Szuta, Anthony Uzemack, Mike Zande Universal Technical Institute- Rusty Glowen

Michigan State Umveristy- Oma Theboul Northern Michigan University- Melissa Atkinson, Corissa Cardenas Oakland University- Jim Denk Western Michigan University- Tim Ciprian, Katie Joyce, Colleen Reardon University ofMichigan- Ann Arbor- Carole Schiffman, Craig Murray, Rita Yonkers

Indiana

Bethel College- Shalanah Backus, Tyler Murchie Carleton College- Emily Zoellner Macalister College- Emilie Hanson

DePauw University- Liz Bondi, Anne Forde, Rob Kiepura Indiana University- Anthony Dee, Jaclyn Italia, Andy Holmquist, Peter Kurinsky, Amy Mollenkamp, Elizabeth Niemczyk, Norman Olson, Stephanie Potakis, Mike Psaltis, Robert Sanchez, Tiffany Tarant Purdue University- Charlene Baccay, Michael Braun, Kate Camarano, Tim Curry, Jim Gipson, Joseph Janik, Matt Kurowski, Doug Link, Tina Lukas, Tony Notardonato, Sylvia Ranalli, Bradley Schmit, Susie Slezak, Bridget Soldan ' Saint Mary's College- Megan Price University of Norte Dame- Brenda Christopher, Melanie Clark, Eileen Collins, Meg Dwyer, Stephanie Nickele, Lee Regner Valaparaiso University- Bethany Suwinski, Jack Wlezien

Iowa Cornell College- Brian Kura Drake University- Dave Olson, Libby Kuhr, Tracy Schmidt Loras College- Jonathan Shemluck University of Dubuque- James Libby University of Iowa- Ana Greene, Erika Fabisch, Kristin Malcolm, Mary Therese Ristau, Lauren Rose, Ethan Tone, Brent Ulrich

Kansas The University of Kansas- Jacyln Scatena

Kentucky Asbury College- Rachael Barr

Louisiana Tulane University- Eva Schiave

Massachusetts Babson College- Dan Kreisel Boston Unviersity- Chrissy Schaefer Harvard University- Kathiyn Bemdtson

Michigan Calvin College- Karen Dilfer Hope College- Kristen Ignaczak

Minnesota

Missouri University ofMissouri at Rolla- Gregg Kane Washington University- David Skiba

New York Syracuse University- Kinga Gomiak, Rachel Holihan University of Rochester- Laura Weaver

North Carolina East Carolina University- Ashley Stopa Wake Forest University- Julia Rewerska

Ohio Denison University- Julie Hertzberg Miami University- Megen Briars, Kelly Foy, Sarah Schmidt Ohio State University- Andrew Annunzio University of Dayton- Chelsea Collet, Eli Galayda, Robyn Greenslade, Jillian Krol

Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon University- Jim Puis Temple University- Ross Castiglia University of Pennsylvania- Will Smythe, Pat Maloney

Texas Southern Methodist University- Stephen Christy University of Texas- Erik Maye

Utah University of Utah- Patrick Conlon

Wisconsin Carroll College- Blake Fiorito Carthage College- Kelly Haas, Bryan Smaha Lakeland College- Dan Miller Lawrence University- Sharmon McCue Marian College- Brittany Busby Marquette University- AUcia Arends, Jackie Arvidson, Mike Dulski, Ian Florentine, Kym Gotches Jillian Hayes, Jill Hollander, Martena Kusz, Amanda LaBonar, Kristen

LaMarca, Mackenzie Madsen, Claire Schuenke, Kathleen SulUvan Milwaukee School of Engineering- Dan Herrmann, Steven Pankau University of Wisconsin - Madison- Megan Gibbons, Drew Huening, Martin Joyce, Claire Mulbrandon, Dan Saavedra, Diana Wolek University of Wisconsin â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Milwaukee- Joe Dolan University ofWisconsin - Parkside- Michael Andersen, Joe Bergeron University ofWisconsin - Whitewater - Jennifer Adams, Sarah Salzinski Vici Beauty School- Shanoa Villalobos

Virginia College ofWdliam and Mary- Matt Recsetar University of Virginia- Brian Annes

United States Armed Forces United States Air Force- Don Nielsen, Ryan Archer United States Army Rangers- John Giacomino United States Marine Corps- Matt Escobedo United States Navy- Sarah Svedcenko

Ireland University College Dublin- Medical SchoolChristina Mulvany "Gibbons" cont'd from page its slowly tears me away from all that high school was, I am going to be able to bring myself back to chcunpionship bowling games, late night drives, and nightly phone calls about nothing that always make me smile. Though I am slowly understanding that change is not going to be as dreadful as I have made it out to be, it is going to be hard to walk away. There will be a pang of sadness as I turn and go, but its comforting knowing I get to leave filled with all of these pieces of high school. For each of us, whether we're dying to get away, or reaching to hold on for every last moment, whether high school has been the most amazing time of our lives or a giant drag, we all need to search within ourselves and find what it is about high school that has made us smile. Though we all won't get to stay "forever this way," there will surely be a point in our lives that will bring us back here, and we must not forget all that it has been and just how it has shaped us into all that we have vbecome. >


20 Male Athletes

SOUTHWORDS â&#x20AC;˘ SFMOR ISSUF 2002

Maine_South's 2001 -2002>

Joe Janik

Jon Michaels

Joe is a tremendous leader on the Hawks' track and field program. He was the teams co-captain in 2002 and qualified for the IHSA State Track meet as part of the 4X200M relay. Joe is a multi-sport athlete and a multi-sport letter winner as well. He letter in football in 2002, and lettered in track in 2001 and 2002. He is an excellent student as well as he maintains a steady 3.7 GPA, and is also a part of Maine South's P.E. Leaders Program. But most of all he is a leader with a great positive attitude. Joe made the atmosphere of practice and life at lot more enjoyable for everyone.

Jon was a magnificent gift to the Hawks' boys swimming team. He was an outstanding leader as a co-captain in 2002. He was a performer too as he was also the teams most valuable player. He qualified for the IHSA State Swimming Meet his senior year in the 100 Yd. Freestyle and 50 Yd. Freestyle. He was a Central Suburban League AllConference selection his senior year, as well as a CSL Scholer Athlete. He was also nominated as an NISCA Academic AU-American. "He is an outstanding athlete and leader and an essential stepping stone of the Maine South swim program", said Coach Deger.

Tony LoBianco Tony has worked through three years of cross country, two on the varsity squad. He has shown the true form of leadership as a captain of a young team, leading them to IHSA State Sectional Meet. He was a contender for the top spots all year long. He was the Hawks' 2001 MVR He also earned Pioneer Press All-Region honors. Central Suburban League All-Conference honors, and captured a spot on the Maine South Top Ten list. He was a key to the t e a ^ B and he led them to a successful season. H ^ ^ plans to continue his running career at Eastem Illinois University.

Sam Strain

Sam has always demonstrated the true character of an athlete, as well as a true passion for his sport of wrestling. He worked year round to excel at wrestling. He began to wrestle his freshman year and through complete dedication to the team he achieved "Wall of Fame" status. ^ ^ Sam was a two-time 30-i- match winne^^B as well as, a two-time Central Suburban League All-Conference selection. And quite importantly, he was the co-captain of the team appropriately named, "Best Ever".


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Senior Male Athletes

Jim Denk

Norman Olsen

Tony Wnek

Jim is one of the most decorated players in Maine South soccer history. As a fouryear varsity player, Jim's contributions are enumerable. He is only the second player in the 33 year history to be named All-Midwest by the National Coaches Association. Jim's leadership through his commitment to excellence, was in direct proportion to the team's accomplishments. Jim was an IHSSCA All-State selection, a Chicago Tribune All-State Honorable Mention, All Sectional, Pioneer Press AllRegion, and CSL All-Conference, all in his senior season.

Norm Olsen was the essential link to the boys' golf team this year. He was the number one golfer in his final two seasons with the Hawks. Norm was a 4 year varsity member of the team, and was the captain and MVP of the 2001 season. He has been nominated several times for CSL All-Conference honors, and at the IHS A State Golf Tournament, he placed 19th shooting a 79, before the tournament was washed out by rain. Norm Olsen will forever be remembered by Coach Scott as he stated, "He is one of the finest golfers in Maine South history and will be one to remember.".

Tony was the MVP of the 12-1 Conference Champions and State Semi-Finalists football team,. Tony was voted an All-Conference quarterback, as well as All-Area, and All-State Special Mention. He is an exceptional athlete, as he led the team in rushing (508 yds., 8 TD's) and threw for 1930 yards. His touchdown to interception ratio was the best in school history (25 TD's-3 INT's). Tony was a wonderful leader of an extremely high powered offense. Tony will attend Milford Academy Preperatory to enhance his chances of earning a college scholarship. His agility and running ability will be sorely missed by the Hawks.

Bryan Smaha Bryan was the main man this 2002 season in basketball. He has been a three year varsity starter for the Hawks' program, and was the captain as well as the MVP of this 2002 season. He scored over 1,000 career points, was an All-Conference selection for the CSL 'South, he was and IBCA All-State Honorable Mention, was voted to the All-Tournament Team at the Wheeling Christmas Tournament, and he made the Pioneer Press AllRegion Team.

Ian Fidler

Ian has been a member of the volleyball team for four years, spending the last two on the varsity squad. In his senior season he tallied up 321 kills, which put him third on the all-time list. He is a true student of the game and is always looking for ways to improve his performance, lan's leadership skills are apparent both on and off the court. He plans to attend a junior college in Santa Barbara in hopes of transferring to University of California Santa Barbara to play volleyball.

Mark Ori

Mark has been a part of the baseball program all four years of high school. He has lettered in both football and baseball. In his junior and senior seasons, he has been selected as All-State, as well as All-Conference in the Central Suburban League. His leadership on and off the field has led the Hawks on a long drive after the state title for the past two years. He is a true testament to the sport of baseball. He plans to continue playing on a Division 1 Athletic Scholarship to Northwestern University.


22 Female Athletes

SOUTHWORDS â&#x20AC;˘ SHMOR ISSUF 2002

Maine South's 2001 -200a

Jess Stuckey

Mary Payne

Stacy Hendrickson

"Jess Stuckey has given so much to the girls' volleyball program over the past four years. As a two-time all-conference member, senior captain, and a member of the sweet sixteen 2001 team, it is clear that her hard work has paid off. Not only was Jess a leader on the court, she also brought "spirit sprinkles" and positive energy to every practice and game. Jess has been a key figure in bringing the Girls' Maine South Volleyball Program to the level it is at today," says varsity coach Mrs. Kelly Markworth.

Mary Payne has been involved in crosscountry and track for all four years at Maine South. She has been a part of the cross-country varsity squad for three years, and has spent all four years on varsity track. Mary was also in cross-country's Top Seven for three years. She was a captain of both her cross-country and track team her senior year. During Mary's junior year, she set a school record for the indoor season. Mary has shown great dedication to her sports and her team.

Stacy Hendrickson played defense for the Maine South Girls' soccer team early on, and helped set a state record for consecutive shutouts. As a junior and senior, Stacy moved to offense, and led Maine South in scoring both years. In addition, Stacy was named a 2002 All-Palatine Tournament Player, and was also named an All Confej^ ence and All-Sectional both her junior % senior years, and All-State her senior yeai\ She was named by the Chicago Tribune as "Athlete of the Week."

Britt Luxton During her senior year, Britt Luxton smashed the school records for 3-point shooting in a single game (7), single season (77), and career (177). She is also a CSL Academic All-Conference Athlete. Britt is now the #1 ranked 3-point shooter in Maine South Girls' Basketball history. She is also a varsity softball player. She also represented the Hawks downstate in the threepoint shoot-out this past year.

Natalie Kruk Natalie Kruk has been a key figure in the Maine South Girls' Swimming program. She was the team's MVP her sophomore, junior, and senior years. Natalie is a CSL Scholar Athlete, and an NISCA Academic All American. She was named by the Pioneer Press as the "Athlete of the Week" and apart of their "All-Area Team." She made the Hawks proud with her amazing efforts at the IHSA Sectional meet.

Kate Kapolnek "Kate embodies all the attributes a coach desires in an athlete. She has steadily developed as an athlete and as a person these four years. Her dedication has served as an example to all the athletes on the track t e a n ^ ^ This year, Kate has shown her leadership wS^f ing as a junior coach, helping the team practice. Kate's greatest contributions to the team are her enthusiasm and sportsmanship," says hurdles coach Mr. Gregg Nordahl.


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Senior Female Athletes Thank you to all of the athletes, managers, coaches, fans, and reporters for their contributions to Maine South athletics.

Jess Kmiecik

Claire Schuenke

Jess Kmiecik has been a powerful force on the Maine South girls' badminton team the past four years at Maine South. Last year, she led her team, the sectionals champs, with a third place finish. Jess has qualified for the IHSA State Finals both her junior and senior year.

Claire Schuenke has been a member of the Maine South girls' golf team since its conception three years ago. This year, as one of two returning varsity players, Claire's leadership and dedication were key factors in her team's success on and off the course. She was truly a role model for all of the players.

Erin Farmer

Liz Bondi

Sylvia Ranalli

Erin Farmer has been a part of the soccer and basketball programs at Maine South all four years, and has been on the varsity squad for three years in both sports. Her soccer team's co-captain this year, Erin has demonstrated great leadership. She has been named an All Conference and an All- Sectional Player her senior year. Erin was also named a 2002 All-Paladne Tournament Player. Erin is also an outstanding basketball player, who led the 2001-2002 Hawks to a 20-13 record. Coach Deines states "Her ^assist total was among the best in Hawk his^tory and in the Northwest Suburbs this season. Her confidence in our team's ability, her hard work every day, and leadership as co-captain and point guard defined the success we achieved this past year."

Liz Bondi has been a key figure in her three sports all four years at Maine South. Not only was Liz a four year Varsity athlete for tennis, she was also a state-qualifier every year. She was the tennis team's captain her senior year, and MVP her sophomore, junior, and senior year. Along with her doubles partner, Liz placed first at Sectionals in 2000 and 2001 and placed 2nd in doubles at the 2001 State Finals. Liz was also named the Pioneer Press Athlete of the Fall in 2001 along with her doubles partner. As co-captain of the 2001-2002 girls' basketball team, Liz led her team in single season scoring and all time blocked shots. In Softball, Liz holds the school record of home runs in a season with 17.

Sylvia Ranalli has been a member of the Maine South Girls' Gymnastics Team for four years. She has been a varsity member for three years, and leads the way for her team with her specialty in the floor exercise although she often competed in all four events. Sylvia started gymnastics at the age of seven just as a tumbler and then at the age of ten she began working on the balance beam, vault, and bars. She has been a gymnastics instructor for the past two years. Sylvia states the following: "Gymnastics is a lot of hard work and is very rewarding. I'm very happy with how much I have improved and accomplished within the last four years at Maine South and I will miss it a lot."

-Austin Gibbons and Kristi Katz Sports editors


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senior issue

SPORTS

Senior Issue 2001-2002: MVPs for each sport â&#x20AC;˘ Male & Female Senior Athletes of the Year

Boys' Senior Atlnlete Football

M a r k Oriâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Participation: 1,2,3,4 Varsity Letter: 2,3,4 All-Conference: 3,4 All-State: 4 Captain: 4

Baseball Participation: 1,2,3,4 Varsity Letter: 2,3,4 All-Conference: 2,3,4 All-State: 3,4 Captain: 4

Acheivements:

Conference Defensive Player of the Year. CSL Scholar Athlete M.S. All Time Leader Interceptions M.S. Single Season Leader Intercepions CSL Scholar Athlete CSL All-Star Game MVP Senior Year Division I Athletic Scholarship (Northwestern University)i

Girls'Senior Athlete

^ L i z Bondi^ Tennis

Acheivements:

Participation: 1,2,3,4 Varsity Letter: 1,2,3,4 All-Conference: 1,2,3,4 All-Region: 1,2,3,4 All-State: 3,4 Captain: 4

Pioneer Press Athlete of the Fall 2001 MVP- sophomore, junior, and senior year CSL Scholar Athlete 2nd place doubles 2001 IHSA State Finals

Basketball

CSL Academic All-Conference Athlete M.S. All Time Leader in single season scoring and blocked shots

Participation: 1,2,3,4 Varsity Letter: 1,2,3,4 All-Conference: 3,4 All State Third Team: 3,4 Captain: 4

Softball Participation: 1,2,3,4 Varsity Letter: 2,3,4 Captain: 4

M.S. All Time Leader in Career blocked shots MVP Senior year All Tournament Basketball PlayerBuffalo Grove and Chicagoland Classic

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