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Drive-Through Graduation set for Sunday, July 12


Mundelein High School will host a “drive-through” Graduation Ceremony at the high school on Sunday, July 12, from 12 noon through 4 p.m. Graduates, in caps and gowns, will be able to exit their vehicles one at a time, cross a balloon arch and walk across a stage, hear their name being read and be able to take a photo with a cut-out of Maverick the Mustang mascot. This will take place at the east entrance to the new building addition that faces the east parking lot (student parking lot). The Read More

Senior chosen for University of Chicago summer program


Ilya Vynnyk, Mundelein High School Class of 2021, was one of 35 students from the Chicagoland area to be accepted to attend floChicago, a leadership and civic engagement summer program. The six-year-old initiative brings together a diverse group of Chicago area student leaders who work to build social capital and inspire real community solutions to issues such as race, criminal justice, and affordable housing. Vynnyk is the third Mundelein High School student to be selected for floChicago which Read More

Two Business Incubator teams make it to national semi-final rounds


Despite having to make presentations via virtual means rather than in person, two of Mundelein High School’s business incubator teams were among the 13 national semi-finalists in the recently-held National Pitch competition. The two teams’ journey began when MHS hosted its annual Pitch Night on May 12. It was the fourth year for the event, but the first time it was held through virtual media. That evening, four teams were selected to showcase their work. The Board of Advisors selected a first a Read More

Four seniors earn Rotary Club scholarships


Four Mundelein High School students have been awarded scholarships by the Rotary Club of Mundelein-Vernon Hills. The four will share the $12,000 scholarship money with three Vernon Hills students. The Rotary Club of Mundelein-Vernon Hills has awarded more than $255,000 in academic scholarships to area students over the past 10 years. The recipients from Mundelein High School include Kavana Belagur, Elyna Mellen, Hannah Stanley and MacKenzie Stewart. “I congratulate these students on their ach Read More

Sophomore chosen as one of three essay contest winners


Mundelein High School sophomore Dempsey Young has been chosen as one of three Finalists in a Fatherhood Essay Contest sponsored by the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI). She was chosen from a field of more than 2,700 entries. She and her soon-to-be stepfather will be honored at an IFI Fatherhood Dinner scheduled for August 12 at the Union League Club of Chicago. “She wrote this essay for class earlier this school year about her relationship with her stepdad,” said Angela McLaughlin, who co-t Read More

English teacher receives Book Love grant


Mundelein High School English teacher, Ryan Buck, has won the support of the Book Love Foundation Board of Directors and has been awarded a grant for $1000 to purchase books for his classroom library. “We believe in you and believe in your work,” said Penny Kittle, Book Love Foundation president. “I will be looking to purchase multi-genres of texts that open up my students’ awareness to the social and ecological issues of the past, present and future,” Buck remarked. “It will be exciting to ge Read More