Oak Lawn Community High School recently awarded Academic Letters to students who earned at least a 3.75 grade-point for both semesters of the 2016-17 school year. The first year students received chenille “OL” lettermen patches embroidered with the “honors” distinction. Students who achieved the honor for a second or third year, were presented with certificates and gold chevron pins for their honor patches.
Third year recipients – Nevin Abdelghani, Alfred Agapito, Mohammed Alabed, Holly Bryce, Amanda Bulow, Jacqulyne Carvelli, Daniel Duran, Hagar Elsokary, Rogelio Esparza, Anna Gil, Ashlee Griffith, Bayan Hammad, Allison Hebel, Juan Hernandez, Thomas Herrera, Stephania Izaguirre, Sydney Janik, Anna Komperda, Ashley Lizak, Emily March, Allyson Niedospial, Shane Noone, Donal Nugent, Adem Osmani, Thomas Panek, Eulises Pena Bello, Litzy Pena Bello, Larissa Ptak, Jules Rollberg, Nicole Seremet, Emad Shehata, Paulina Staszel, Pamela Urchel, Francisco Vazquez, Kailee Vopelak, Justin Wisniewski, Allison Yacko, Wojciech Zacherek, and Layal Zaidan.
Second year recipients – Malak Abdeljaber, Morgan Albertsen, Matthew Arndt, Aisling Berry, Dakota Braatz, Noeleen Brown, Katelyn Byrne, Melany Cadenas, Adrian Cetera, Alondra Corral, Ricardo Cortes, Alexandria Demas, Karina Diaz, Marlene Favila, Peggy Fritz, Samantha Gavras, Nicole Grening, Enior Guerrero, Kelsie Haseltine, Jose Hernandez, Rawan Hussein, Lena Jadrawi, Mia Jaworowski, Jacob Kerwin, Salaam Khater, Justine Kwak, Michal Landa, Tala Liqyanah, Jacob Luzadder, Nadeen Mahmoud, Michael Majcherek, Michal Malek, Cassidy Mccormick, Morgan Mcdonnell, Madeline Mcgrath, Mia Menzel, Marcin Michalik, Abigail Moore, Khaldoon Omer, Nicolas Pajor, Natalie Para, Oskaras Patasius, Stela Perojevic, Matthew Plutz, Angelica Rafacz, Priya Rana, Joshua Rios, Emmanuel Romo, Brooke Rothman, Claire Rothman, Dunia Samra, Melanie Schlesser, Brenda Serna, Ahmed Sharfi, Emily Stachowicz, Matelda Sweis, Hope Unger, and Samantha Welninski.
First year recipients – Mya Abdelrahman, Ali Al Qazaq, Safiya Ali, Suha Ali, Manal Alshariff, Juana Angulo, Nicole Atko, Sabrina Bernal, Michael Bernitt, Juliette Bertalmio, Amira Biba, Brandon Bidochka, Diego Bonilla, Evelyn Bonner, Taylor Bulow, Reagan Cameron, Pablo Carrillo-Serna, Mario Castrogiovanni, Zeren Cebi, Kevin Celis, Jenna Cipriani, Mack Ciszek, Destinee Cwik, Mariel Diaz, Mia Digrazia, Chaniece Dobson, Kailey Dolan, Michelle Domino, Eleanor Featherstone, Cayla Fett-Davis, James Fetzer, Victoria Flores, Karolina Galica, Lizbeth Garcia, Alyssa Gonzalez, Isabelle Gonzalez, Jayna Greiman, Louai Hamdan, Sebastian Haro, Cathriona Heneghan, Cassandra Hernandez, Isabelle Hernandez, Jacquelyn Herrera, Alexandria Isajczuk-Macelli, Christopher Jadwiszczak, Antonio Jones, Kendallyn Julkowski, Jillian Kierna, Alyssa King, Caroline Kruk, Tia Liqyanah, Danyelle Luckett, Pablo Macias, Ahmed Mahdi, Mary Majcherek, Mario Maka, Julia Marusarz, Jenine Matariyeh, Timothy Mendez, Julia Monigal, Jennie Morales, Nicholas Mrowca, Jose Munoz, Molly Murphy, Karen Navarro, Alexxis Neal, Ryleigh Novak, Sami Osmani, Diego Perez, Yarah Quad, Nicholas Ramirez, Adam Rasoul, X Zavier Reed, Daniel Reyes, David Reyes, Diana Roman, Elizabeth Ruiz-Rosales, Sarah Saleh, Gabriela Sanchez, Victoria Serna, Martin Sheehan, Olivia Shell, Kristina Simonelis, Lucas Sodaro, Cylia Srmek, Natalie Stasiuk, Ashley Sullivan, Alexander Sweis, Tyler Tischer, Mariah Trujillo, Loreen Tumeh, Natalia Tylka, Amanda Unger, Maria Villagomez, Fernanda Villalpando, Kara Welch-Kurysz, Brendan Yerkes, and Weronika Zielinska.
Oak Lawn High School also recently announced that Senior Nicole Seremet attended The Illinois Girls’ State leadership program at Eastern Illinois University. Nicole and other participating young women were first split into different districts and cities and then assigned different political parties: Nationalists and Federalists. Nicole, a Federalist in Stahl City, ran for mayor. She campaigned, made posters, and won! Once elected, Nicole appointed city officials and chaired city meetings. The girls learned about nationalism and government, including how to raise and lower a flag. The young women also heard from speakers, such as treasurers and comptrollers.
On the last day, all participants took a government test and out of over 300 girls only 11 passed, including Nicole.