Good news


Several students from Hinsdale have earned their bachelor’s degrees (unless otherwise indicated) following the spring 2020 semester.

Cameron Anderson, communication and information sciences, University of Alabama

Natalie Brunini, DePauw University

John Bush-Joseph, independently designed major, Colorado College

Abigail Cole, civil engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Christopher Chute, DePauw University

Nicole Eichelman, environmental and ocean studies, University of San Diego

Elise Glaser, computer science, Colorado College

William Lattner, DePauw University

Chase Liljestrand, master’s in accounting, University of Alabama

Anthony Lozanoski, DePauw University

Jamie McArthur, supply chain management, cum laude, Iowa State University

Matthew Medick, commerce and business administration, University of Alabama

Mary Katherine Montroy, psychology, University of Kentucky

Maclain Neal, DePauw University

Katherine Nordstrom, University of Alabama

Mitchell Parse, master’s in business administration, University of Alabama

Emily Schabes, DePauw University

Marissa Sorini, DePauw University

Nikolai Vorobiev, computer science, Georgia Institute of Technology


The sale of 270 yard signs to thank first responders generated $2,535 in gift cards for medical personnel at Amita Hinsdale Hospital and meals for members of the Hinsdale police and fire departments.

The fundraiser was sponsored by The Hinsdalean, Lithoprint and the Rayner and Buddig families.


Two more rounds of Regional Rock Stars have been announced.

These are people in the region who are creatively and thoughtfully making change happen, from their own backyards to starting companies to bedside manner. These acts of kindness are helping to inspire hope throughout our communities and to spread gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Dr. Megan Gayeski of Clarendon Hills, a physician who cares for COVID-19 patients at Rush Oak Park Hospital

• Dayton DiTomasso, a Hinsdale Central student, who created an online T-shirt business, Corona Clothing, with COVID-19 themes and donated profits to Feeding America and Meals on Wheels

• Armando Campos, a direct support professional team lead at Helping Hand Center

• Sandy Squillo of Clarendon Hills Cares, who led efforts to sew more than 6,000 masks in eight weeks and raised more

than $4,000 selling some for charity

• Karen Trayser of CrossFit Iron Flag, who is leading a socially distanced daily gym class on her block every day of quarantine

• Adam Reyes, assistant director of buildings and grounds at King-Bruwaert House and deacon at Hope Church of La Grange

The Regional Rock Stars is a collaborative effort by AMITA Health,

Community Memorial Foundation, the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, West Central Municipal Conference and the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

To read more about the nominees or share a story of an individual who are making a difference in the community, visit

Individuals will be recognized at a community celebration at the end of the year.


Herbert Wang of Hinsdale, a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School, is one of 11 incoming students to receive the Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship at Duke University.

The scholarship aims to foster intellectual leadership and is awarded to students who show outstanding promise. It covers the full cost of tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for four years of undergraduate education. In addition, A.B. Duke scholars have access to funding for domestic and international experiences, including opportunities for independent research both in the summer and during the academic year.

The full value of each scholarship is estimated at more than $315,000 over four years.