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    MHS students among state champs in MS Office exam

    Jun 13, 2024

    Four Mundelein High School students placed as state champions this spring in the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam from Certiport, a provider of performance-based IT certification exams. Michael Berman placed second, Isaiah Alaban placed seventh, Cody Sliozis placed ninth and Zachary Nicklas placed tenth in the state. The exam is an industry-recognized certification program that validates skills in Microsoft Office applications.

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    All MHS varsity teams earn IHSA all-academic recognition

    Jun 12, 2024

    Every one of the Mundelein High School spring varsity teams matched the MHS teams from the fall and winter seasons by receiving the prestigious IHSA Team All-Academic award. It’s the first time in eight years that all varsity teams received this honor in the same school year. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our student-athletes both in their sport and in the classroom,” said MHS Principal Alexandria Rios-Taylor.“

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    Second Semester Honor Roll

    Jun 12, 2024

    Congratulations to the following MHS students for earning a place on the Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2023-2024 school year. This prestigious academic honor is well-deserved for these students: The entire Mundelein High School community celebrates their success.

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    Fifty-nine MHS students named Illinois State Scholars

    May 21, 2024

    Mundelein High School Principal Alexandria Rios-Taylor has announced that 59 students from the MHS graduating class of 2024 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission [ISAC], the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, confers this recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. ​

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    MHS music program listed among best in the nation

    Apr 19, 2024

    ​Mundelein High School has earned its place among the “Best Communities for Music Education (BCME)” in the nation. This unique and prestigious award is given by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation. The award, a signature program of NAMM, recognizes and celebrates schools and districts for their support and commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education.

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    All-Time Classic Musical Comedy at Mundelein High School

    Apr 18, 2024

    Mundelein High School will present the quintessential musical romantic comedies, Guys and Dolls, at the Mundelein Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27. There will also be a 2 p.m. show on Saturday. Set in Damon Runyan’s mythical New York City in 1950, the show features Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score, with the classic “Luck Be a Lady,” as well as “Adelaide’s Lament” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

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    Mundelein team shines at FBLA Leadership Conference

    Apr 17, 2024

    Mundelein High School had eight top-ten finishers and one first-place national qualifier among various categories during the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Annual State Leadership Conference in Springfield this month. The 18 competitors from MHS performed well against competition with 73 other chapters from around the state.

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    MHS seniors earn Evans Scholarship

    Mar 21, 2024

    MHS seniors Sergio Rodriguez and Adam Adaska have earned the prestigious Chick Evans Scholarship for golf caddies that covers tuition and housing for all four years. Both will be attending the University of Illinois-Chicago next year.

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    First Semester Honor Roll

    Feb 21, 2024

    Congratulations to the following MHS students for earning a place on the Honor Roll for the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year. This prestigious academic honor is well-deserved for these students: The entire Mundelein High School community celebrates their success.

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    County Clerk provides voting education to Transition Center participants

    Feb 08, 2024

    Dozens of young adults from several Transition Centers throughout Lake County tried out voting machines for the first time on Wednesday, thanks to the Lake County Clerk’s Office and the District 120 Transition Center. Approximately 74 transition participants (of programs that help them transition from high school to adulthood) registered to vote, filled out ballots and placed “I Voted” stickers on their coats.

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    Author reveals research, writing process to students at MHS

    Feb 07, 2024

    When author Candace Fleming writes about murder and other true crimes, you can be sure of two things: that she’s very passionate about her subject; and that the story is 100 percent factual. Yet the author is quick to explain that she is not a fact-teller. “I am a storyteller. I just happen to tell stories that are 100 percent true,” Fleming told students at Mundelein High School on Wednesday morning.​

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    MHS senior creates backdrop for middle school musical

    Jan 31, 2024

    When Carl Sandburg Band Director Moulee Gupta was searching for a backdrop for the school’s annual musical, “Descendants,” she hoped to find something special to match the enthusiasm her students were putting into the show. “It was just about finding the right people to make the magic come alive,” she said.

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    Middletown Comes to Mundelein

    Jan 23, 2024

    The stage of the Mundelein Theatre will be turned into small-town America for the MHS winter play on Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 1-3. Middletown is a funny, quirky, deeply moving play by Will Eno that is not often seen on high school stages.

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    District 120 to wait until November ballot for next referendum

    Dec 06, 2023

    After taking no action Tuesday night to place a facilities referendum on the March ballot, the Mundelein District 120 School Board instead will consider putting the question to voters at the general election in November. The Board’s Finance and Facilities Committee recommended waiting until next fall, citing a need to provide more time for public input and to further refine the proposed projects.

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    Students attend Fall Leadership Retreat

    Nov 27, 2023

    An energized group of Mundelein High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the 2023 Fall Leadership Retreat held in southern Illinois. The annual retreat brings together top FBLA students from across the state for intensive leadership training, career workshops, and networking with business professionals.

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    MHS students receive national academic recognition

    Nov 09, 2023

    Ten Mundelein High School students are receiving national recognition from their PSAT/NMSQT testing. MHS will honor the students with an Academic Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 16. In addition to the National Merit Scholarship, academic honors are awarded to underrepresented students through the College Board’s national recognition programs. Juniors are eligible if they score in the top 10 percent on the PSAT/NMSQT by state in the eligible exam periods.

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    MHS students accepted to Northwestern Medical health care program

    Nov 07, 2023

    Five Mundelein High School juniors were accepted into the selective Northwestern Medicine GCM Grosvenor Program. The program received 150 applications, but only 40 high school students from Lake were chosen. Carlos Armenta, Samantha Alvarez, Keshav Chandramouli, Nayary Huizar, Vanessa Marcos will join the program which is designed to give ambitious students an inside look at the vast array of careers in medicine.

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    New Faces presents a play within a play at Mundelein Theatre

    Nov 07, 2023

    The future of Mundelein Theatre will be on display on the Mundelein High School stage in their upcoming production of Becoming Juliet, by Dean Dyer. Known as the New Faces production, the cast is made up of freshman and sophomore students. The show will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., as well as 3:45 p.m. on Friday, November 10. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

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    College Board honors MHS for its Advanced Placement programs

    Oct 24, 2023

    The College Board honored Mundelein High School with a Bronze recognition on the 2023 AP School Honor Roll. The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access for such achievement to all students. Schools earn this recognition based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit and maximizing college readiness.

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    Mundelein Theatre Presents Lost Girl

    Oct 23, 2023

    Mundelein Theatre will present the story of Peter Pan character Wendy Darling after she returns from Neverland and has to grow up herself. The fall play, Lost Girl, written by Kimberly Belflower, will be performed on Oct. 26, 27 and 28 at Mundelein High School. The play, written in 2016, answers the question of what became of Wendy Darling. Long after returning from Neverland, she decides that she must find Peter in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life.

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    MHS students earn state awards for music performance

    Oct 19, 2023

    Nearly two dozen MHS musicians were named to the Illinois Music Education Association District 7 Honors Ensembles in October. These students, representing band, choir, orchestra and jazz band, are considered in the top 5 percent of performers.

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    MHS Town Hall Meetings introduce new, downsized facility improvement plan

    Oct 16, 2023

    School District 120 officials will present an updated facility improvement plan and gather public input during a pair of Town Hall Meetings at Mundelein High School on Wednesdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. The Town Hall meetings, which will run from 6:30-8 p.m., will offer a tour of the school and present a funding proposal that has been downsized from April’s failed building bond referendum.

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    High School Spanish students visit elementary dual language classroom

    Oct 04, 2023

    A few years ago, when David Martinez Sanchez was a student at Mechanics Grove, he remembers being nervous when high school students visited as part of a Spanish Pen Pal program. On Wednesday, the Mundelein High School sophomore was back at MG, this time to visit his fifth-grade pen pal.

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    MHS junior saves a life with skill learned at school

    Sep 22, 2023

    When Avril Ramirez learned how to perform CPR on a mannequin during an adventure education class at MHS last fall, she never expected that she would ever have to use this skill outside the classroom. But in late August, while working at her part-time job, she came to the rescue of a choking man and saved his life by performing CPR.

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    Teacher's stories from Brussels makes schoolwork relevant

    Sep 18, 2023

    One of the biggest challenges in most high school classes is to get the students’ interest and hold their attention. But that hasn’t been the case for MHS social studies teacher Neil McCarthy. After spending part of his summer on a foreign policy-themed scholarship program to Brussels, the capital of the European Union, he’s telling students about how he met ambassadors who are trying to negotiate a peace in the continuing war in Ukraine.

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    Boys State candidate Animesh Bijawat wins $2,000 scholarship

    Sep 08, 2023

    Mundelein High School senior Animesh Bijawat returned from this year’s American Legion Boys State with a $2,000 scholarship, an honor earned by only four of the 200 program participants. During the week-long mock government program held at Eastern Illinois University, Bijawat was elected City Party Chairman, County Party Chairman, and leader of the Federalist Party.

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    MHS Theatre season opens with student-directed plays

    Sep 07, 2023

    Mundelein Theatre will begin its season on Sept. 11 and 12 with An Evening of Student Directed One Acts. “It is an extremely compelling night of theatre, with a wide variety of subject matter and styles within these plays,” said MHS Theatre Director Jonathan Meier.

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    MHS Jazz Ensemble selected to perform at IL Music Education Conference

    Sep 07, 2023

    For the third time in nine years, the Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. The ensemble will perform for hundreds of music educators and students from across the state at the IMEC conference on Jan. 26.

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    School Board presents inaugural Award of Excellence in Education

    Aug 15, 2023

    Citing the success of the Mundelein High School Theatre Department, in particular the production of the spring musical “In The Heights,” the District 120 Board of Education honored MHS Theatre Director Jonathan Meier on Aug. 14 with its inaugural “Award of Excellence in Education.” Board Member Tom Ouimet presented Meier the award during an Opening Day program for the MHS staff in the high school auditorium. Meier accepted the award, but credited his MHS Theatre Department.

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    Sen. Johnson donates to MHS Girls State program

    Aug 14, 2023

    Illinois Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) presented three students with citizenship awards for their participation in Girls State and donated $1,000 for the MHS Girls State candidates. The donation will underwrite registration fees for students attending this year’s Illini Girls State and will support two students for the 2024 Illini Girls State convocation.

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    Mundelein Summer Theatre is a Family Affair

    Jul 02, 2023

    The Mundelein Summer Theatre production of The Lion in Winter will be a family affair with MHS Theatre Director Jonathan Meier playing the role of King Henry II and his wife, Jill Reznick Meier, playing the role of the queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. The remainder of the cast is comprised of alumni and current students of Mundelein Theatre. The play is being directed by Timothy Ortmann, recently the Fine Arts Department Chair at Niles North High School.

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    MHS mourns former teacher, coach

    Jun 27, 2023

    Don Miller, one of the original staff members of Mundelein High School, passed away on Thursday, June 22 at his home in Wauconda. He was 91. Miller, considered by many as a legend at MHS, was a teacher, guidance counselor and coach for several sports during his 43 years at the school.

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    MHS Incubator team advances as national finalist

    Jun 14, 2023

    The winning team at the MHS Honors Business Incubator Pitch Night is now a finalist in the INCubatoredu National Pitch competition. The team, made up of five graduating seniors from Mundelein High School, was selected as one of the top 5 teams in the country by INCubatoredu. They will compete against four other teams from across the country in Chicago on July 11.

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    Hawthorne Management Services presents scholarships to six MHS students

    Jun 06, 2023

    Six deserving Mundelein High School students are on the brink of a brighter future, thanks to generous scholarships provided by Hawthorne Management Services (HMS).

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    MHS grad wins state's top actor award

    May 25, 2023

    Will Gonzalez missed graduating with his fellow students from the Mundelein High School Class of 2023 on Sunday afternoon. But it was for good reason: he was a finalist among thousands from across the state competing in the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. The payoff was huge: On Monday evening, he walked away with the grand prize: Best Performer in an Actor Role.

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    Three from Transition Center nominated for regional awards

    May 12, 2023

    Three staff members from the MHS Transition Center were nominated for Lake County Educator of the Year. Teacher Jennifer Adame, Instructional Assistant Samantha Voelker and Administrative Assistant Lulu Chapa were nominated by their colleagues and attended the event at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Wednesday evening.

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    Latest MHS musical celebrates Mundelein's diversity

    Apr 23, 2023

    Mundelein Theatre is bringing together its largest and most diverse ensemble ever to produce a musical presenting themes of family, home and representation. In other words, the Mundelein High School’s production of “In the Heights,” will represent its own community like never before.

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  • American Legion and Auxiliary provide opportunities for growth and scholarship

    Apr 20, 2023

    A pair of MHS students were winners at the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Americanism Essay Contest. MHS junior Diya Patel earned first place at the District Level Class III while MHS freshman Alexia Pacheco won second place in Class II.

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    MHS students place in FBLA state competition

    Apr 20, 2023

    Several MHS students placed in the top 10 finishers at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)’s 2023 State Leadership Conference on April 14-15 in Springfield.

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    MHS art students win $1.5 million in scholarships

    Mar 30, 2023

    Mundelein Art students will compete for top prizes at the 2023 Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) hosted by Art ConnectedED on Sunday, April 23 at the Bridgeport Art Center. Students are selected across eight different categories or from submitted scholarship portfolios.

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    MHS first school in state to pilot national Human Trafficking Prevention program

    Mar 29, 2023

    Human trafficking can occur in all areas and affect all populations. While Mundelein is no different in this way than any other community, there is one factor that will soon set it apart. Mundelein High School students are the first in the state to participate in a nationwide pilot program designed to prevent human trafficking.

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    MHS Special Olympics basketball team preps for state tourney

    Mar 02, 2023

    Mundelein High School has had its share of wrestlers, swimmers and gymnasts competing at the state level. But, for the first time in school history, the MHS Special Olympics basketball team is going to state. The team, coached by Mundelein High School Transition Center teacher Eric Billittier and Krissy Pawlicki, is scheduled to play at 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Friday, March 10 at the Horton Field house on the Illinois State University campus.

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    MHS adds more Town Hall Meetings on Referendum

    Feb 28, 2023

    Mundelein High School District 120 has added another Town Hall meeting to its slate of events informing the public about its upcoming $175 million building referendum. Besides two Town Hall meetings on Thursday nights March 8 and March 16, the District has added a Saturday morning event on March 11, allowing an opportunity for those who cannot attend a week night event. The Thursday meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Saturday morning meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m.

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    Substitute soloist wins top award for MHS

    Feb 23, 2023

    In the world of high school show choir competition, sometimes things don’t go as expected. In the case of Mundelein High School junior Alex Torralba Rivera, sometimes they go better than expected. The MHS performance at the Great River Invitational in Davenport, IA on Feb. 18 was especially memorable for Alex. He not only agreed to fill in when his choir’s regular soloist, senior Will Gonzalez, became ill, but he offered to substitute on a second solo.

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    District 120 staff receive two honors in Those Who Excel Awards

    Feb 13, 2023

    School District 120 will be honored twice when the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recognizes winners of its Those Who Excel and Teacher of the Year awards. Mundelein High School Instructional Aide Maggie Kirkman won a Meritorious Service Award in the category of Educational Support Personnel and the District 120 Transition Center team won a Special Recognition Award in the team category.

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    MHS students place at FBLA conference event

    Feb 12, 2023

    Mundelein High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students had a number of top-ten finishers during the 2023 Northern Area Conference at the College of Lake County in January. Area schools and students participated in more than 70 events. MHS students either took objective tests or gave live presentations on a wide variety of topics. Students who score the top in their event can advance to the State Competition held in April.

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    MHS show choirs kick off season with dominating performance

    Feb 08, 2023

    Mundelein High School show choirs, Sound and Reverb dominated their first competition of the season, as Reverb won Grand Champion of the Prep Division and Sound was named overall Grand Champion at the Burlington Chocolate City Showcase in January.

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    Three seniors attend Northwestern health care program

    Feb 08, 2023

    Three MHS seniors are spending six weekends at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago to attend an immersive health care program taught by medical students. Tyler Bell, Naomi Cabachuela and Mariela Ramos were selected for HPREP (Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program), an educational program for Chicagoland high school students from underrepresented communities.​

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    Historical drama takes the stage at Mundelein High School

    Jan 25, 2023

    Mundelein Theatre will bring the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan to the stage in their production of The Miracle Worker on February 2-4. This story of a blind and deaf girl and the teacher who was able to reach her is one of the most well-known and inspirational stories of the twentieth century.​

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    Mundelein referendum would include phased-in tax impact

    Jan 20, 2023

    If voters in April approve the $175 million referendum to renovate and expand areas of Mundelein High School, the tax increase would be phased-in during the first three years, District officials announced Friday. With $50 million already set aside, the School District 120 School Board has outlined a $225 million project to improve the 62-year-old school building.

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    Mundelein HS to host referendum town hall meetings

    Jan 18, 2023

    School District 120 officials are planning a series of Town Hall Meetings at Mundelein High School to educate the public about its April building referendum and offer tours of the school facilities. The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

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    Mundelein School Board places building referendum on April ballot

    Jan 11, 2023

    The Board is asking voters to support a $175 million project to renovate and expand areas of Mundelein High School. With $50 million already set aside, District 120 leaders are hoping to spend a total of $225 million on improvements to a 60-year-old building.

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    MHS seniors dominate at district level American Legion Oratorical Contest

    Dec 21, 2022

    Two MHS seniors are on their way to division-level competition for the American Legion Oratorical Contest, placing first and second at the district level.

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    MHS Charitable Outreach Project raises money for local charity

    Dec 21, 2022

    Mundelein High School’s Honors English 4 classes completed the inaugural Charity Outreach Project, with seniors Josmar Osorio and Mariana Valencia winning with their presentation supporting the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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    WWII veteran receives Bronze Star Medal at MHS ceremony

    Nov 11, 2022

    Pfc. Edward Bedno, U.S. Army, sat in a wheelchair in front of more than 100 veterans on Friday morning, waiting to finally receive his Bronze Star Medal. He earned the honor 77 years ago. He didn’t mind waiting a few more minutes. The Mundelein resident earned the medal, along with a Purple Heart, after being wounded in combat in Okinawa, Japan on May 20, 1945.

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    Spring games can change with little notice. Sign up for "notify me for Fall" alerts for athletic schedule changes. Here's how.

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