District 162 inducts 72 grads into Hall of Fame
July 12, 2012 3:22PM
Matteson Elementary School District 162 Superintendent Blondean Davis congratulates the District’s 4.0 GPA students, which include (from left) Myles Howard, Kathy Kistner and Christian Williams. | Supplied Photo
Updated: August 16, 2012 6:09AM
Matteson Elementary School District 162 recently inducted 72 members of the class of 2012 into the district’s Hall of Fame during a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Hotel and Conference Center.
Fifty-five of the students graduated from the Huth School in Matteson, and 17 graduated from Illinois School in Park Forest. The students reside in Matteson, Olympia Fields, Richton Park, Park Forest and University Park. All of the honored students had grade point averages of 3.0 or better during their eighth-grade year.
Honored students Myles Howard, Kathy Kistner and Christian Williams, all Huth School graduates, earned straight A’s and 4.0 grade point averages during their eighth-grade year, according to Supt. Blondean Davis.
“All of our Hall of Fame members are most fortunate, for to achieve these accomplishments at this point in their young lives, they’ve had the support and encouragement of a team of parents, teachers and mentors who really believe in them,” Davis said.
She credited her own family’s tremendous dedication and support throughout her elementary and high school years and then during her university studies when she earned bachelor, master and doctorate degrees from Loyola University Chicago.
“My wish for you is that as you progress with your education, you will not just succeed, but you will excel and graduate from the high school and the university of your choice,” Davis told students.
“We fully anticipate that someday these Hall of Fame members will join the many other alumni of the 160-year-old Matteson Elementary School District 162 who make significant contributions to our world in education, science, business, the arts and in life,” Davis said.