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Schaumburg High School Alumnus Honored for Board of Education Military Recognition

District 211 has a tradition to honor alumni for the service they have given to their country. Second Lieutenant Joseph Zolper, a 2011 graduate of Schaumburg High School, was honored and thanked for his service by the Board of Education at its March 17 meeting. Zolper is the 13th alumnus to be recognized for his service, and started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. In 2011, he was granted an ROTC scholarship at Illinois State University. During his time in the program, Zolper studied History Education and graduated from ISU on Dec. 15, 2015. He commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant on Dec. 11, 2015 and will go active duty as ...

Schaumburg High School Alumna Honored for Board of Education Military Recognition

District 211 has a tradition to honor alumni for the service they have given to their country. Private First Class Krystal Vezzetti, a 2014 graduate of Schaumburg High School, was honored and thanked for her service by the Board of Education at its July 16 meeting. Vezzetti is the ninth alumna to be recognized for her service, and started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Vezzetti joined the National Guard following high school graduation and left for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, in August 2014. She completed her Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) training also at Fort Leonard Wood and graduated in January 2015 as a ...

Hoffman Estates High School Alumnus Honored for Board of Education Military Recognition

District 211 has a tradition to honor alumni for the service they have given to their country. Private Stephan Bonilla, a 2015 graduate of Hoffman Estates High School, was honored and thanked for his service by the Board of Education at its June 11 meeting. Bonilla is the eighth alumnus to be recognized for his service, and started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Bonilla joined the National Guard following high school graduation and leaves for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, in July 2015. In high school, Bonilla played football, basketball, baseball, and ran cross-country. He recently earned the Scholar Athlete ...

Conant High School Alumnus Honored for Board of Education Military Recognition

District 211 recently started a new tradition to honor alumni for the service they have given to their country. Sergeant George Rivera, a 2007 graduate of Conant High School, was honored and thanked for his service by the Board of Education at its April 30 meeting. Rivera is the seventh alumnus to be recognized for his service, and started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Rivera joined the Marine Corps following high school graduation and went to boot camp in San Diego in June 2007. He completed Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton in August 2007 and went Naval Justice School in New Port, R.I., in January 2008. He served ...

Fremd High School Alumnus Honored for Board of Education Military Recognition

District 211 recently started a new tradition to honor alumni for the service they have given to their country. Captain Tae Kim, a 2001 graduate of Fremd High School, was honored and thanked for his service by the Board of Education at its April 9 meeting. Kim is the sixth alumnus to be recognized for his service, and started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Kim joined the Army following high school graduation and was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2001 to 2005. He served as an Army Aviation Officer (UH-60 & MQ 1C Pilot) in Alabama, Republic of Korea, Arizona, and Afghanistan (OEF) from ...

Hoffman Estates High School Alumnus Honored for Board of Education Military Recognition

This year, District 211 started a tradition to honor alumni for the service they have given to their country. Hoffman Estates High School Alumnus and Private First Class Daniel Vazquez was honored and thanked for his service in the National Guard by the Board of Education at its Feb. 12 meeting. Vazquez is the fourth alumnus to be recognized for his service and started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Vazquez graduated from HEHS in 2013, and completed basic training at Fort Benning in February 2014. He earned an expert marksmanship badge, as well as a blue infantry cord. Additionally, he earned two ribbons – one for ...

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 ...