Three Addison Trail seniors named as recipients of Matthew E. DuPree Memorial Scholarship, established in honor of former Addison Trail social studies teacher
Addison Trail seniors Alicia Lloveras (pictured at left), Madelyn Ford (pictured at center) and Emma Walis (pictured at right) were recently awarded the Matthew E. DuPree Memorial Scholarship.
Each student received a $2,000 scholarship in memory of former Addison Trail social studies teacher Matthew DuPree, who worked at District 88 for 32 years.
DuPree’s goal was to help and encourage students to pursue their life goals through the acquisition of knowledge and skills by furthering their education and attending college whenever possible. By providing this college scholarship award, DuPree’s wife and family hope his goal will live on.
Addison Trail student-athletes represent Blazer Pride during winter sports season
Pictured at right is Addison Trail Athletic Director Matt Thompson.
It was a tremendous winter sports season at Addison Trail, and the student-athletes certainly continued the Blazer Pride that is Addison Trail Athletics!
To view a recap with highlights from Addison Trail Athletic Director Matt Thompson, click on the link or on the image at right. (read more)
Twenty-one staff members honored with Addison Trail’s Golden Apple award
Every school year, Addison Trail students have the opportunity to recognize a teacher or a staff member for going above and beyond and making a difference in their life through the school’s Golden Apple program.
Addison Trail’s Golden Apple award is given to teachers and staff members who have made a positive impact on students inside the classroom and beyond. On March 7, 21 staff members were honored with the Golden Apple. That award is one way students can give back to staff members for all they do. It also is a reminder to staff their hard work and continuous effort matter each and every day.
To see a list of the staff members who were recognized, as well as the pupils who nominated them, click on the image at right, or go to https://dupage88.net/site/page/14740. A photo gallery of the event also is available at that link.
Addison Trail International Club seeks donations to support women in need in honor of Women’s History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Addison Trail International Club is hosting a Women’s Drive to collect items for women at the Community Crisis Center in Elgin.
The event will take place through March 25, and donations can be dropped off at door 1 (the main entrance) at the school, 213 N. Lombard Road in Addison.
To view a list of requested items, go to https://tinyurl.com/bdzbvezv.
For questions or more information, contact International Club advisers Karen Pierropoulos (firstname.lastname@example.org), Christina Trapani (email@example.com) and Hannah Sutton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Women’s History Month commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Read more at https://womenshistorymonth.gov.
Addison Trail hosts blood drive for Vitalant
To view photo captions, click on the images above, or go to https://dupage88.net/site/page/14729.
On March 9, 68 Addison Trail students and staff members participated in a blood drive at the school.
The event collected 44 productive pints of blood for Vitalant. Each unit of blood supports up to three lives, which means this event could potentially save up to 132 lives. The blood donated is used to assist people who are going through cancer treatment or an organ transplant or those who have been in an accident.
The blood drive was open to individuals 17 years old and older, or those 16 years old with parental consent. Participants have to go through a series of questions before donating to ensure they meet certain requirements. The event takes place twice a year at Addison Trail and helps educate students to become blood donors early on.
Students, staff and community members are welcome to continue giving toward Addison Trail’s total. Call 630-530-3989 for details. For participating in blood drives, Vitalant presents District 88 with a check that goes toward scholarships for students at Addison Trail and Willowbrook.
Jersey Mike’s Subs raises nearly $2,000 to support Addison Trail students
From left: Addison Trail Principal Jack Andrews, senior Lindsay Stevenson, senior Roohana Amin, senior Madelyn Ford, senior Enzo Ciaccia, sophomore Jack DiDomenic, sophomore Maria Zapata, senior Diana Villegas-Hernandez, freshman Anjali Acosta, freshman Juan Juarez and freshman Jackelyn Macedo Hernandez thank Jersey Mike’s Subs Area Franchisee Owner Jim Shipman (pictured at right) for his donation to the school.
From March 2 to 6, the new Jersey Mike’s Subs in Addison (at 1435 W. Lake St.) hosted a fundraiser to support Addison Trail students.
Fifteen-percent of sales from those days was donated to Addison Trail. On March 10, Jersey Mike’s Subs Area Franchisee Owner Jim Shipman presented the school with a check for $1,790.05.
Another fundraiser is being planned for April, and details will be shared soon.