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District 211 Alumna Susan Szuch Awarded the Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award

Fremd High School Alumna Susan Szuch was recently awarded for an article she wrote for The Daily Illini, her collegiate school newspaper. The Foundation for Biomedical Research’s (FBR) 14th annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards recognizes journalists that highlight the role of biomedical research that includes the humane and responsible use of animal models, cell cultures, and computer modeling in recent medical discoveries and scientific breakthroughs. Susan received an award, scholarship, and attended an awards dinner hosted by NBC Correspondent Kerry Sanders. “When I found out I received the award, it completely floored me,” ...

2007 PHS Alumna Visits Classes to Discuss Career in Deep Space Exploration

Coralie Jackman, a 2007 Palatine High School alumna, recently returned to PHS to discuss her career in deep space exploration with students. Jackman is a deep space navigator for KinetX Aerospace, an engineering, technology, software development and business consulting firm specializing in aerospace systems. She recently visited PHS engineering and astronomy classes to discuss her work on various missions that explored deep space. “I was in all the clubs when I was here, and I loved this school,” she said. “It’s really fun to come back to talk to the students and try to inspire them. There are always a few students who are really ...

Schaumburg High School Alumnus Honored for Board of Education Military Recognition

Recently, District 211 started a new tradition to honor alumni for the service they have given to their country. Schaumburg High School Alumnus and Private First Class Leon Dixon was honored and thanked for his service in the National Guard by the Board of Education at its Jan. 15 meeting. Dixon is the third alumnus to be recognized for his service and started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Dixon completed boot camp in August 2013. From there, he completed Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Currently, he is part of the Illinois National Guard and is working toward becoming active duty in the Army in an ...

First District 211 Alumnus Honored for Board of Education Military Recognition

A new tradition started for District 211 to thank graduates for the service they have given to their country. Marine Corporal Neph Ramos, a 2012 graduate of Conant High School, was honored and thanked for his military services at the start of the Board of Education meeting on Nov. 13. Ramos is the first graduate to be recognized for his service and started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. “I didn’t know that I was the first person to be invited because I thought this had already happened before, but I was pretty excited when I found out I was the first one,” Ramos said. “I think it is pretty cool that the District is ...