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MHS seeks nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni award

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Mundelein High School is now seeking nominations for alumni to honor for 2020 as Distinguished Alumni. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 which is also Homecoming Weekend for Mundelein High School. Nominations are being accepted from February 14 through April 26.

Nominees must be out of high school for at least 10 years and have distinguished themselves in any number of areas such as career paths, military service, government work, medicine, the arts, etc. and also volunteer work and/or philanthropic endeavors.

Anyone may nominate an MHS graduate for the award; however, an email address for the nominee is required. In addition, graduates may nominate themselves and graduates who are deceased also may be nominated.

“Mundelein High School graduates have consistently shown that they take their MHS education and use that to do good in the world in many different ways,” said Kevin Myers, MHS District 120 Superintendent. “We are very proud of our alumni and we enjoy using this awards banquet as a way to recognize them for what they are doing,” he said.

To nominate an MHS graduate for the award, visit the MHS website, look under  “Community,” select “Alumni” and then in the drop-down, select “Distinguished Alumni Award.”

“This is a great opportunity to recognize Mundelein High School alumni who are making significant contributions to society and their communities,” said Ron Girard, public information officer and chairman of the Distinguished Alumni Award committee. “It’s a special event to recognize graduates who showcase how they used their Mundelein High School education to excel and to make a difference.”

Some of the previous honorees include:

-Founder of Women Injured in Combat (WIIC), who served in the US Army and was injured herself; new Director of Veterans Affairs for the Michigan governor

-a NASA engineer

-Brigadier General/US Air Force JAG Corps

-PhD in immunology/infectious diseases; came to MHS speaking no English

-US Army Sniper Section Leader, Purple Heart and Presidents Volunteer Service Award

-Hematology/Oncology physician with North Shore Health System

-US Marine Sergeant, Federal Air Marshal, served in elite Security Forces/Counterterrorism    Battalion

-Third-round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills who also played football for the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts

-University Deputy Chief of Police who also owns her own charitable fitness club

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