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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Wheaton Awards Residents with the Good Citizens Award

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The City of Wheaton was unable to recognize this year’s recipients of the Good Citizens Award due to restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however the City still finds it essential to honor the achievements of this year’s award recipients.

The Good Citizens Award was developed to recognize residents for their acts of selflessness, generosity, and service to our community. The Wheaton Community Relations Commission oversees this annual program which highlights the outstanding efforts of individuals and groups who have made a difference in the community.

The following individuals and groups received the 2020 Good Citizens Award:

Group Category:

In the Group Category, the award recipient was the Weber Family (Todd, Kelly, Jake, Kate), for their work with awareness and fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis and participation and contributions to other organizations and events.

Student Category:

Magdalena Eipert, Whittier Elementary School, for her kindness and empathy towards others along with her dedication to the betterment of the community.

Mairose Eipert, Whittier Elementary School, for her kindness at school and service to her neighbors and community.

Sam Amliker, Wheaton Academy, for his continued dedication to helping others through encouragement and hard work.

Annika Barron, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, for her leadership and accomplishments within her school and community, and for volunteered time given to various community organizations.

Victoria Lemon, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, for her volunteer service with community and international organizations, and leadership as the Wheaton Warrenville South High School Key Club president.

Anna Makauskas, St. Francis High School, for her volunteerism and commitment to the community, and her dedication to multiple school organizations.

Jason Prince, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, for his volunteer service with the Wheaton Warrenville High School organizations including the Key Club and National Honor Society, and multiple other community and national organizations.

Walker Rickord, Wheaton North High School, for his volunteer service with the Cured Foundation and Hope Presbyterian Church’s Lighthouse, and additional accomplishments with Wheaton North High School.

Holly Roach, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, for her volunteer service with the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton, and multiple contributions and accomplishments with Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

Anna Schmidt, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, for her volunteer service with organizations including Younglife Work Crew and as a Wyldlife Leader for middle school students, along with multiple contributions and accomplishments with Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

Sarah Wiskow, Wheaton College, for her volunteer community service and service to other international communities.

Adult Category: 

Sheri Billing, for volunteer time given to community organizations, including Wheaton Rotary Club, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton North High School, and service on the Ross K. McNeal Foundation Board.

Jim Hebert, for 30 years of substantial volunteer time given to the Humanitarian Service Project and the Wheaton Rotary Club.

Joe Kish, for service to the Wheaton Warrenville South High School as a football coach for over 25 years and numerous contributions to the community.

Andrew Parravano, for involvement in the community and continued promotion of Downtown Wheaton.

Michael Ramirez, for his quick response in providing aid to an elderly Wheaton resident and dedication to the community.