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1 Healthy YOUth Makes A Difference

2 Without the vision of Liane Blanck, our organization would not exist. Without her constant work and effort throughout fifteen years of service to our organization, our students would not have had the opportunity to learn and grow. We’d all like to thank her for her dedication through the years. Many former HY students are here tonight to share their thanks, and many alumni who could not be here tonight wished to express their hope that our program will continue and wish Liane well on the next step of her life’s journey. THANKS TO LIANE

3  ZBTHS Class of 2000  ORIGINAL TATU Member (one of 14)  College of Lake County Class of 2006  Currently enrolled at Jacksonville State University  Paramedic at Sunstar Paramedics in St. Petersburg, Florida  Celebrated the birth of his first child this year! When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. JOE (JC) SPARKS

4  ZBTHS Class of 2003  College of Lake County Class of 2006  University of Wisconsin-Parkside  Married May, 5, 2012 "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." Albert Einstein CHRISTINE (SPARKS) REYES

5  ZBTHS Class of 2003  Augustana Collge, class of 2007  Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Class of 2010  Biologist at Abbott Laboratories "No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him, it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." TERESA ANGUIANO

6  ZBTHS Class of 2003  College of Lake County  Web & Graphic Designer—Project Manager at Kammel+Morgan Design Group in Oviedo, Florida  Married on March 22, 2008  Rakel designed the HY Logo while she was a student at ZBTHS “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein RAKEL (HJELMESETH) FAIRFULL

7  ZBTHS Class of 2003  Knox College Class of 2007  Missouri State University Class of 2011  Statistics Instructor at Missouri State University ASHLEY BUNNELL

8  ZBTHS Class of 2003  University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Class of 2007  Gamestop Store Manager, Greenfield, Wisconsin BLAKE FORTENBERRY

9  ZBTHS Class of 2003  Currently living and working at Sunbury Christian Camp in South Africa through the Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa.  Getting married---this summer!  Amy is traveling back to the US within the next week and planning her wedding, but she sends her best wishes and thanks to Liane!!! AMY HUCKER

10  ZBTHS Class of 2004  Enlisted as a rifleman with the 2 nd Battalion 24 th Marines in Chicago  Operation Shared Accord in Niger, Africa to teach tactics to the Nigerian Army and provide humanitarian support  Sept. 2007—Operation Iraqi Freedom in Habbiniyah, Iraq until Aug. 2008  Became a Certified Combat Lifesaver and for actions in Iraq received a Certificate of Commendation  Joined 1 st Battalion 24 th Marines in Grand Rapids, MI until Dec. 2011  Now working as an inside product specialist for Dell Computers in Buffalo Grove, IL SEAN PADFIELD

11  ZBTHS Class of 2004  Taylor University Class of 2008  Middle school literature/college skills teacher in Indianapolis, IN My 8th graders constantly keep me on my toes and constantly tug on my heart. I can honestly say that my experiences going into classrooms with Healthy YOUth (2000-2004) were rewarding to me even as a teenager and definitely helped confirm that I wanted to be a teacher. I also loved all the opportunities that Healthy YOUth provided for me to participate in countless crazy teambuilding activities...(climbing on people to make human machines, chanting cheers at the Illinois Teen Institute, doing low ropes courses in the woods) many of which I have tried to use in my own classroom. I even have the red binder that was made for us one year on the shelf in my classroom as a reference tool! Liane and Mrs. Will, I will always appreciate you for giving me a very unique opportunity to lead in Healthy YOUth as a high school student. I know that this helped shape me and develop me more than I probably realize. And I will always appreciate the endless energy you brought to helping us plan events. I specifically remember gluing countless graves on butcher paper for "Dead Day" and planning a pirate-themed event for 8th graders! It was a joy to work with you and Healthy YOUth will be something I always remember. ANGELA MOORE

12  ZBTHS Class of 2004  North Central University Class of 2008  New Hope Assembly of God, Children’s Pastor in Urbandale, Iowa Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Ghandi. CORTNEY EKLUND

13  ZBTHS Class of 2005  Employed as management for Sam’s Club “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” --Buddha CHRISTOPHER BENITEZ

14  ZBTHS Class of 2005  Northwestern University Class of 2009  Lake County Republican Federation Executive Director CHELSEA (THOMPSON) STANLEY

15  ZBTHS Class of 2005  University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse Class of 2009  University of Illinois at Chicago, Class of 2012 (PhD)  Leaving within the next month to work at an orphanage in Uganda LAURA CAPP

16  ZBTHS Class of 2006  University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign class of 2010  Currently employed at YWCA of Lake County in Waukegan, IL KIM MARTINEZ

17  ZBTHS Class of 2006  Western Illinois University Class of 2010 (Suma Cum Laude)  Employed by Crystal Lake Police Department Hard work guarantees nothing, but without it you don’t even stand a chance. DELMAR DADE

18  ZBTHS Class of 2006  Bradley University Class of 2009  Le Cordon Bleu Paris Class of 2010  Trinity University Class of 2012  Sous Chef at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable" --Christopher Reeve KATIE OHIO CLEVELAND

19  ZBTHS Class of 2006  Florida A&M Class of 2010, BA in Psychology  Currently attending Florida A&M University Graduate school in Cellular and Molecular Biology  I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve in such an awesome organization as Healthy Youth! It definitely helped to cultivate many of the skills and tools I use today. My research deals with examining gene expression variation after exposure to cocaine. I have also had the opportunity to teach a biology lab at the university I attend. EVERYTHING I learned during my tenure in Healthy YOUth I have utilized! This organization will always hold a place in my heart! Thank you to Liane, Mrs. Will, and the entire Healthy Youth team for investing in me so that I may invest in others! Wish I could be there, but I send all of my love to you guys! RASHEDA THOMPSON

20  ZBTHS Class of 2007  Lake Forest College Class of 2011  LEAD Internship  Employed at Waukegan Public Library "It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn't in the middle of the room. Life isn't a support-system for art. It's the other way around." - Stephen King KATIE MCLAIN

21  ZBTHS Class of 2008  Wheaton Collge, Class of 2012 CORIN LUCY

22  ZBTHS Class of 2008  Itawamba Community College, Tupelo, MS class of 2012 Don't walk behind me i may not lead, Don't walk in front of me i may not follow, but walk beside me and be my friend. ASHLEY WADDLE

23  ZBTHS Class of 2008  Graduated from Northern Illinois University with BA in Communications with an emphasis in Corporate/Organizational Communications  Attending NIU graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education  Graduate Assistant at NIU and Residence Hall Director JASMINE HARVELL

24  ZBTHS Class of 2010  Attending Loyola University  Campus Outreach Director for Loyola’s Department of Programming  Freshmen Retreat Leader  Student Leadership Panels  Student Community Board  Teacher’s Aide at Loyola Preschool  Currently training for 2 nd marathon I will never be able to fully express what my experience with Healthy YOUth has meant to me. As a scared freshman (Lambchop, anyone?), I surely had no clue what I was getting myself into, but I am sure glad I did. Being part of such a passionate, caring organization of amazing people truly helped me grow to become the person I am today. Thank you so much for everything, Liane. Your work has been an invaluable asset to this community and I know that your passion will lead you to something great in the next chapter of your life. AUSTIN SEARS

25  ZBTHS Class of 2010  Attending Western Illinois University Who you are begins with what you do. RYLEIGH SEARS

26  ZBTHS Class of 2010  Attending DePaul University "All that we see or seem, Is but a dream within a dream.” –Edgar Allen Poe SUSAN ESTRADA

27  ZBTHS Class of 2010  Attending Illinois State University "Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child" - Cicero OMAR KHAN

28  ZBTHS Class of 2010  College of Lake County  Employed by CLC TRIO as a student support services tutor YARELI FACUNDO

29  ZBTHS Class of 2010  Attending DePaul University, Chicago  Golden Apple Award Winner  Employed by Jumpstart for Young Children ALYSIA LUEVANO

30  ZBTHS Class of 2011  Attending University of Chicago  Questbridge College Match Recipient  Elected to Student Government Class of 2015 Representative  Competes on Chicago Raas, an Indian dance team  Member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship “Liane, thank you for all of the encouragement you gave me while I was in Healthy YOUth. Your care and support in matters in and out of Healthy YOUth were important, and I’m sure many before and after me can say the same. I know that wherever you’re headed next, you’ll continue to make a positive impact.” VIDAL ANGUIANO

31  ZBTHS Class of 2011  Attending College of Lake County  Working for Abercrombie & Fitch CARLA VILLAGOMEZ

32  ZBTHS Class of 2011  Attending Washington University in St. Louis  Research Assistant for Dr. Henry Roediger’s Memory Lab  John B. Irvin Scholar  Social Chair for PRIDE Alliance  Member of Lock and Chain  C-SURE Research Fellowship  Resident Assistant “I want you to know how much Healthy YOUth has meant to me, and what an integral part this organization has played in shaping who I have become. I am truly going to miss you all for all the hard work you put into this group. Thank you so much, and good luck with your future endeavors. I hope they are as fruitful as these past years have been.” CHRISTIAN GORDON

33  ZBTHS Class of 2011  Attending Monmouth College “Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life." MAGGIE HOLLAND

34  ZBTHS Class of 2011  Attending Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee  Employed at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Heath Care Center  Involved in Lake County NAACP and Staben House I only want to succeed and help others to succeed as well. RANDAL RILEY

35  ZBTHS Class of 2011  Attending Carroll University in Waukesha, WI  Employed at Applebee’s and Six Flags Great America MORIAH ZICHOVICH

36 From these and from all the students and staff who have had the opportunity to work with you in the past 15 years, we give your our heartfelt thanks! THANKS

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