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Last updated 4/7/2021 at 5:16pm | View PDF


Samara Jaquez and Cadence Parker-Briones from Hinsdale Central will join other top student artists from across the state at the ninth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition Senior Scholarships Announced event, which will be held virtually April 11.

Students will come together to showcase their work and be recognized for their accomplishments.

To date, Jaquez and Parker-Briones have received more than $368,000 in scholarships for their portfolios.


Several Hinsdale students earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester at the University of Illinois-Champaign.

They are Anisha Atluri, Shalini Atluri, Mia Balice, Pin Chen, Robert Cremin, Rachel Dannhausen-Brun, Hrishikesh Deshmukh, Daniella Di Stefano, Anna Ellithorpe, Kayleigh Excell, Abigail Fuller, Tina Guo, Kayleigh Hester, Bahda Hoang, Michael Hu, Colin Lane, Edric Lin, Ethan Lin, Anna Lowery, Thomas Lyne, Ammaar Malik, Abdullah Mubarik, Fatima Mubarik, Rayan Nehme, Omorewo Oshe, Bridget Owens, Alyssa Pavich, Lindsay Peters, Kalista Prame, Olivia Randell, Kaitlin Ratcliff, Will Rivera, Anastasia Sakkos, Brian Schwab, Stefan Sokolowski, Jackson Stermer, Mitchell Stermer, Grace Varan, Eric Wan and Ryan Yapp.


The Hinsdale Adventist Pathfinders collected 120 bags of food weighing 2,184 pounds on March 20, Global Youth Day, for the HCS Family Services food pantry.

“The community really responded and at least one-third of the bags were returned the next day,” said Heidi Vyhmeister, Pathfinder director. “This was twice the number we usually get in our annual fall collection, which we could not do last year due to the COVID precautions. We’re so grateful for all the donations and the generosity of the residents.”

The Pathfinders are youth of the Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. On the same day, younger Pathfinders did yard cleanups at the church and the Seventh-day Adventist Academy grounds.

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Papers written by Amy Dong, Joseph Luo, Rohan Shah and Grant Zhang from Hinsdale Central’s Data Science Club were among the 35 that received an honorable mention award in conjunction with the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. Only 9 percent of the papers submitted for the competition received an award.


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