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Wynners at the JWLA Leadership Camp!

Over the August 9-11 weekend, 56 Wynners came to the YMCA Camp Duncan for the annual JWLA Leadership Camp. It was a weekend packed with meetings, team building, plenty of fun, and very little sleep! What a great way to start the new program year!

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2019 Catherine McKnight Scholarship Recipients Honored

Congratulations to ETHS graduates, Jacelyne Myrthil and Shawn Johnson, Jr., recipients of the first annual Catherine McKnight Scholarship Awards.  This fall, Jacelyne will be attending Western Michigan University and Shawn will study at MoreHouse College.

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The 2011 Justin Wynn Awards recipients graduate from ETHS

Congratulations to the 2011 Justin Wynn Award recipients on their graduation from ETHS this spring.  This senior class was recognized at the Justin Wynn Awards Brunch held on May 5, 2019, at the Hilton Orrington Evanston.  Their leadership will be missed in the Justin Wynn Leadership Academy.

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The 2019 Justin Wynn Awards Brunch

In a ceremony at the Hilton Orrington Evanston, the Justin Wynn Fund honored the 32nd class of Justin Wynn Award recipients.  Attendees included Mayor Hagerty, Dr. Witherspoon, Dr. Goren, Alderman Braithewaite, and Former Mayor Tisdahl.

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The 2019 Buddy Portugal Award recipients

At the annual Justin Wynn Fund Red Tie Soiree, the founders and leaders of Girls Play Sports received the 2019 Buddy Portugal Award.  Megan Livatino, Chris Livatino, and Liz Brieva were honored for their outstanding contributions to Evanston’s youth.

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The 2018 Justin Wynn Fund SoccerFest

On a hot and humid September day, 115 soccer players from 1st through 8th grade came together to play in the annual Justin Wynn SoccerFest at ETHS Lazier Field.  The day was a true celebration of community and soccer as players affiliated with area organizations like AYSO, JaHbat, Team Evanston, Chicago Fire Juniors North Shore,…

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The 2018 Justin Wynn Awards Brunch

Congratulations to the 2018 Justin Wynn Award recipients!  These 24 fourth grade students from across District 65 were honored at the annual brunch held at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston.  Close to 300 people attended the ceremony, including Mayor Hagerty, Dr. Witherspoon, and Dr. Goren. Pictured with the 2018 Justin Wynn Award recipients from left to right…

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The 2018 Red Tie Soirée

The Justin Wynn Fund Red Tie Soirée was a huge success!  Thank you to the almost 200 attendees who helped us raise over $41,000.  This money will be used to support our community service based youth leadership program.

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JWLA Holds 10th annual November Food Drive

More than 60 youth (grades 5-12) from the Justin Wynn Fund leadership program gathered in Kingsley School’s gym to sort and bag food that they had collected from their neighbors as part of the organization’s 10th annual November Food Drive.  Some of the students and their families then delivered over 200 bags of groceries to…

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