Select 58 Award Ceremony honors eighth graders for service

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Downers Grove Grade School District 58 celebrated this year's Select 58 recipients at an award ceremony at Herrick Middle School on Wednesday, May 11. Select 58 is an Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 program that honors eighth graders who provide outstanding service to their school and community. Click here to view a Select 58 photo gallery. Click here to view the Select 58 video.

“Congratulations to our 2022 Select 58 Award recipients,” said Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell. “The past two years have been very challenging, but you each still found opportunities to give back and serve your school and community. I am very proud of your accomplishments and wish you the best in high school and beyond!”

The event featured introductions by Dr. Russell; remarks from O’Neill Principal Matt Durbala and Education Foundation Directors Briana Richardson and Mia Churma; a celebratory video; and a speech by District 58 alumna (and former Select 58 recipient) Alex Spang. Each student received an award certificate with gift cards to Al’s Pizzeria and Every Day’s a Sundae, and had their photo taken. The event also featured music and commemorative cupcakes.

Congrats to the 2022 Select 58 award recipients!


  • Nathan Amidei
  • Ella Bonk
  • Matt Brenner
  • Molly Brezina
  • Sophia Brown
  • Drake Cosenza
  • Lily Eddington
  • JT Farrero
  • Zain Haque
  • Julia Heisler
  • Rania Hussain
  • Corinna Irvin 
  • Melina Kyroudis
  • Charlotte LaBianco 
  • Georgia Marzo
  • Colin McGlone
  • Rose Ellen McGowan
  • Mary Miller
  • Nolan Montague
  • Kemper Myers
  • Liam David Neustadt
  • Melania Ratay
  • Ally Rawson
  • Bridget Rifenburg 
  • Caitlin Schewe
  • Avery Shirk
  • Katherine Toledano Vazquez
  • Jared Waden
  • Finley Werner


  • Daniel Andreshak 
  • Ivy Bloomfield
  • Mikayla Ciucci
  • Taylor Ciucci
  • Mallory Crowley
  • Lauren Curran 
  • Jack Delaney
  • Brianna Doyle
  • Franny Dulles
  • Brady Dunlap
  • Audrey Dunn
  • Emily Gantz
  • Hannah Gantz
  • Gretchen Haselhorst
  • Ava Junkas
  • Jaina Kolavennu
  • Mila Kosanovic-Cruise
  • Elsa Kramer
  • Collin Kruk
  • Grady Leddy
  • Grace Lube
  • Maggie Lukes
  • Jane Manecke
  • Natalie Marten
  • Jacklyn Meyers
  • Ethan Miller
  • Casey Patten
  • Eleanor Shifley
  • Ethan Traugott