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Distinguished Citizen Award

In 2008 the Foundation inaugurated its Distinguished Citizen Award, to be given to local community members who have made exceptional contributions and attained noteworthy achievements, while giving back to the community. All members of our community are invited to come to the reception as we celebrate and honor the award recipient at this special Foundation event.

2017 Honoree: 10 Every Day Heroes


The District 39 Educational Foundation is very excited to announce our Distinguished Citizen award recipients for 2017.

To mark the 10th Distinguished Citizen event, we are honoring “10 Every Day Heroes” who have made a special impact and touched the lives of many in District 39.

The award ceremony and celebration will be on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6:30 pm at The Kenilworth Club.

Tickets will be on sale soon. More information to come.

Join us in congratulating the following D39 staff for being recognized as “Every Day Heroes”:

Lynn Bocinsky, PE/Health Teacher & Dance Team Coach – WJHS

Alec Childress—Crossing Guard – Central

Anne Clark – Learning Behavioral Specialist – Harper

Fabian Estrada, Cook, WJHS

Oshana Khoshaba, Head Custodian, McKenzie

Mary Norkett, Nurse – Highcrest

Kathleen Peth—PE Teacher & Mileage Club Founder – Central

Ellen Smith – Front Office Staff Member – Romona

Leslie Williams, Crossing Guard & Paraprofessional – Roman

Conrad Wolski, Crossing Guard & Former Paraprofessional, Harper