JOLIET –The 11th annual Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce Education Committee’s Top Student Banquet was held on Monday evening April 11 at the 176 West. The top 25 students from the senior classes of all three Joliet high schools, Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet Central and Joliet West were honored.
The event was sponsored by many local businesses, with main sponsors being the four Joliet service clubs: the Joliet Exchange, Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs.
“After this year’s banquet, a total of 800 students will have been recognized for their educational accomplishments since the event began. The Joliet banquet has been modeled after the Lockport and Plainfield’s Rotary recognition banquet for their students that has been in existence for over twenty five years in their communities,” Mark Griglione, event chairman and emcee for the evening, said in a news release.
The Education Committee is co chaired by Griglione and Cheryl McCarthy, superintendent of Joliet Township High School.
The 75 students received proclamations from State Senators Pat McGuire and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.
With their resumes being read by their perspective principals, the Joliet community has much to be proud of and looks forward to seeing and hearing great things from these Joliet students in the future.