Distinguished Alumni Award

The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Program is to recognize Community High School graduates whose accomplishments serve as an inspiration for others to dream and achieve. 
A nominee must:
  • Be a graduate of Community High School District 94 at least 10 years prior to nomination;
  • Be distinguished by accomplishments in academics, the arts, athletics, business, community service, the environment, human rights, justice, medicine, research, or science that inspire others to dream and achieve;
  • Demonstrate a strength of character and service to humanity that goes beyond the boundary of career;
  • Be available by phone, email, or in-person for interview by the Selection Committee;
  • Submit a current photo;
  • Attend the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and interact with CHS students in a class forum, seminar, or assembly.

 Nominations must be submitted by April 1 either:  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1, 2016!

  1. Online at http://goo.gl/forms/KuVhdSDQdV
  2. Via U.S. mail or email (include Nomination Form and a (maximum of) 500 word statement describing how the nominee meets the established criteria) to: 

                        Dr. Douglas Domeracki, Superintendent    ddomeracki@d94.org

                        Community High School District 94

                        157 W. Washington Street, West Chicago, IL  60185

 Nominations must fulfill the established criteria. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
 Questions? Contact Sherry Bowne at (630) 890-9716 

Hall of HOnor

Previous Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award winners are:
 2008 Kirk Johnson  Class of 1998 Human Rights  Founded non-profit The List Project to relocate Iraqi War translators and their families.
 2009 Pam Kuhl Davis Class of 1967  Justice Initiated FBI investigation into Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption scandal, CEO Edward Hospital.
 2010 Michael Lach Class of 1986  Education Founding member of Teach for America and official in U.S. Dept. of Education Race to the Top initiative.
 2010 Tom Marziani Class of 1943  Entrepreneurship Lifetime devotion to economic and community development of West Chicago.
 2011  Butch Hansen Class of 1955 Education Lifetime personal and professional commitment to CHS students and staff.
 2011 Scott Dierking Class of 1973  Athletics
Brought national acclaim to CHS as a running back for Purdue University and the New York Jets.
 2014Beth BarrettClass of 1986Visual ArtsBuilding bridges of cultural tolerance and understanding through international film.
 2015Ray StejskalClass of 1982Community ServiceUses his celebrity status as Ramblin' Ray Stevens on country radio US 99.5 to serve on not-for-profit boards of trustees and raise money for charities.
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