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Jeremiah Adams, a Hinsdale Central graduate, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 9, as part of the annual National Down Syndrome Society Times Square Video presentation. The one-hour video of roughly 500 photographs includes children, teens and adults with Down syndrome from all 50 states. These collective images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in a very visible way.

The photo of Jeremiah was selected from more than 2,400 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. His photo will be shown on two JumboTron screens in the heart of Times Square. The presentation will be live streamed on the NDSS Facebook page from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9.

The Times Square Video presentation kicks off the New York City Buddy Walk at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

The flagship Buddy Walk has taken place in New York City since 1995 as part of the National Buddy Walk Program. For more information about the New York City Buddy Walk or the National Buddy Walk Program, visit


Rowan Tree Tales/Rowan Tree Press, owned by Phyllis Janik of Hinsdale, recently published “Constitution Quilt: Families” by Nana Chicago.

The book offers a lesson in kindness, compassion, diversity and inclusion for all. It is part of a series forming the Constitution Quilt Project, which visualizes the ecologies and languages living within that revolutionary, evolving document. Through lovely images and a gentle tone, readers hear and see how everyone can achieve the core aspiration of the document.

Six of the 12 translators read from the text at a July 20 reception in Lombard.


Dawn Oler. a family and consumer sciences teacher at Hinsdale Central High School, was selected as a grant recipient for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program. Starting in January, she will spend five months in Finland working on her research at the University of Eastern Finland’s Joensuu Campus.


Lucy Davis of Hinsdale received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Whitman College May 21, 2023.


Clarendon Hills Middle School’s Eliana Cuttica won the Quinlan & Fabish Music Company student poster contest.

Students from all across the Midwest created and submitted artwork centered on the theme, “Join the Band,” and the community voted on their artwork.

Her artwork will be displayed in schools throughout the Midwest, and she received a pair of $180 Yamaha headphones.

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