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David Lopez

Civil engineering student, Student Government Association president, Creative Arts Club founder, 2023 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate, and now,…

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Samira Ali

I’ve always wanted to become a doctor. That’s been my end goal for as long as I can remember, but…

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Oscar Nevarez

Harold Washington College student Oscar Nevarez loves to help people. His empathy for others has helped Oscar thrive at Harold…

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Cristian Villalobos

Cristian Villalobos loved his high school experience at Carver Military Academy. He had a great GPA, was involved in extracurriculars,…

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Elaina N. Frieson

Elaina N. Frieson is very candid about what it’s like to balance being a parent and a student. The Kennedy-King College…

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Valori Laudarji

It hadn't occurred to me until I was a week or two away from graduating from Lane Technical High School…

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Casey Tan

This fall, Casey will be transferring to Northwestern to study biomedical engineering. She believes the engineering program at Wright and…

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Liam John Smith

Liam John Smith, Wright College’s 2023 salutatorian, was born in Ukraine and joined his parents in Chicago about 10 years…

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Jessica Atieno-Walker

Although she speaks softly, Jessica Atieno-Walker exudes confidence when she discusses life’s possibilities. She earned her Associate in Arts in…

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Antoinette Hicks

Antoinette Hicks had been out of the classroom for 30 years before deciding to reignite her educational journey at Olive-Harvey…

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Olga Sanchez

Olga Sanchez, Daley College’s 2023 salutatorian, grew up in a bilingual household, where Spanish was her first language.

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