Honors Breakfast Recognizes Seniors for Academic Accomplishments

Tiger logo with Academic Honors title

PHOTO GALLERY: For a gallery featuring pictures of each senior who attended the event, please use this link.


More than 70 seniors stepped into the spotlight at Elmwood Park High School's 2022 Academic Honors Recognition Breakfast on Friday, May 20.

The 49th annual event took place at Elmcrest Banquets. EPHS Principal Mr. Douglas Wildes presided over the program.

Donell Yu was recognized as valedictorian of the Class of 2022, and Julia Ciura was honored as salutatorian.

For photos of each senior present at the event, along with a listing of their individual honors, please visit our photo gallery.

To see a listing of all of the honors recognized at the breakfast, please scroll down this page, or use these links for quick access:

Congratulations to every senior who was recognized, as well as their proud families and teachers! Good luck in your next endeavors, Tigers!


Top Ten Percent of Class

ABOVE: Seniors who finished in the Top Ten Percent of their class were among the soon-to-be graduates who were saluted at the 2022 EPHS Academic Honors Recognition Breakfast, held on May 20 at Elmcrest Banquets. Congratulations all! (D401 photo by Dave Porreca)


Tiger Scholars


  • Julia Ciura
  • Brian Daza
  • Uriel Delgado
  • George Gauthier
  • Lillian Kulmatytska
  • Jocelyn Mendoza
  • Danielle Mihalo
  • Kamil Musial
  • Victoriya Osobska
  • Antonina Poznecki
  • Jacob Smith
  • Isaiah Solis
  • Julia Wronska
  • Donell Yu

Top Ten Percent of Class


  • Olivia Boshold
  • Philip Budzyna
  • Julia Ciura
  • Carlos Cubas
  • Brian Daza
  • Uriel Delgado
  • George Gauthier
  • Sofia Krytsun
  • Lillian Kulmatytska
  • Jocelyn Mendoza
  • Danielle Mihalo
  • Kamil Musial
  • Ariela Olivares
  • Victoriya Osobska
  • Antonina Poznecki
  • Angela Roxas
  • Allison Scheidt
  • Magnus Shipinski
  • Jacob Smith
  • Isaiah Solis
  • Mateo Vazquez
  • Diana Wittrock
  • Julia Wronska
  • Donell Yu
  • Athena Zuniga

High Honor Roll 3.7 Every Semester


  • Chalize Aguilar
  • Gustavo Alvarez
  • Cayla Atiles
  • Nuha Barakat
  • Olivia Boshold
  • Philip Budzyna
  • Julia Ciura
  • Carlos Cubas
  • Brian Daza
  • Uriel Delgado
  • George Gauthier
  • William Hale
  • Sofia Krytsun
  • Lillian Kulmatytska
  • Jocelyn Mendoza
  • Danielle Mihalo
  • Kiano Movagh
  • Arabella Munoz
  • Kamil Musial
  • Lauren Olson
  • Victoriya Osobska
  • Antonina Poznecki
  • Angela Roxas
  • Allison Scheidt
  • Magnus Shipinski
  • Isaiah Solis
  • Diana Wittrock
  • Donell Yu

Illinois State Scholars


  • Gustavo Alvarez
  • Julia Ciura
  • Carlos Cubas
  • Brian Daza
  • Uriel Delgado
  • George Gauthier
  • William Hale
  • Sofia Krytsun
  • Suzanne Lundin
  • Jocelyn Mendoza
  • Danielle Mihalo
  • Arabella Munoz
  • Kamil Musial
  • Victoriya Osobska
  • Antonina Poznecki
  • Delilah Quintanar
  • Jacob Smith
  • Isaiah Solis
  • Diana Wittrock
  • Julia Wronska
  • Donell Yu

Presidential Scholars


  • Nathan Calderon
  • Julia Ciura
  • Carlos Cubas
  • Brian Daza
  • Uriel Delgado
  • Amelia Ennis
  • Zachary Frazee
  • George Gauthier
  • William Hale
  • Sofia Krytsun
  • Suzanne Lundin
  • Jocelyn Mendoza
  • Danielle Mihalo
  • Jesus Morales
  • Arabella Munoz
  • Kamil Musial
  • Victoriya Osobska
  • Delilah Quintanar
  • Jacob Smith
  • Isaiah Solis
  • Allison Wiott
  • Diana Wittrock
  • Donell Yu

National Honor Society


  • Chalize Aguilar
  • Cayla Atiles
  • Ninel Benitez
  • Adam Bischoff
  • Olivia Boshold
  • Philip Budzyna
  • Gabriela Ceppi
  • Julia Ciura
  • Jesica DiDani
  • Amelia Ennis
  • George Gauthier
  • Sofia Krytsun
  • Olivia Krzeminski
  • Lillian Kulmatytska
  • Jocelyn Mendoza
  • Danielle Mihalo
  • Jesus Morales
  • Anyerli Moreno Ruiz
  • Kiano Movagh
  • Kamil Musial
  • Ariela Olivares
  • Lauren Olson
  • Victoriya Osobska
  • Antonina Poznecki
  • Delilah Quintanar
  • Angela Roxas
  • Allison Scheidt
  • Magnus Shipinski
  • Jacob Smith
  • Isaiah Solis
  • Allison Wiott
  • Diana Wittrock
  • Julia Wronska
  • Athena Zuniga

International Thespian Society


  • Magnus Shipinski — Thespian of the Year
  • Lucianna Afryl-Auza
  • Avery Ali
  • Emilio Barajas
  • Evan Bylina
  • Mya Calderon
  • Jesica DiDani
  • George Gauthier
  • Joseph Goff
  • Enrique Hernandez
  • Mark Javier
  • Mark Klockenkemper
  • Danielle Mihalo
  • Kamil Musial
  • Jacob Peralta
  • Samuel Perez
  • Delilah Quintanar
  • Kevin Ramirez-Gonzalez
  • Victor Sandoval
  • Lizbeth Serrano
  • Michelle Soto

Departmental Achievement Awards


  • Art: Victoriya Osobska
  • Business: Philip Budzyna
  • Computer Science: Emilio Barajas
  • English: Kamil Musial
  • English as a Second Language: Isabela Garcia Marulanda
  • Mathematics: Jacob Smith
  • Music: Lucianna Afryl-Auza
  • Outstanding Senior Vocalist (Music Department): Delilah Quintanar, Michelle Soto
  • Armstrong Award (Music Department): Kamil Musial
  • Patrick S. Gilmore Award (Music Department): Adam Bischoff, Evan Bylina, Suzanne Lundin, Adam Vergara Morales
  • John Philip Sousa Award (Music Department): Samuel Perez
  • Physical Education: Iliana Buda
  • Senior Leader Award: Julia Wronska
  • Science: Julia Ciura
  • Social Studies: Anyerli Moreno Ruiz
  • Special Education: Zachary Frazee
  • World Language: Cayla Atiles
  • Technology Center of DuPage: Angelina Gutierrez, Adrian Hernandez, Ariela Olivares

Perfect Attendance Four Years


  • Donell Yu

Scholarships


  • Angelo “Skip” Saviano Scholarship: Evan Bylina
  • Bob Biancalana Memorial-Mont Clare Elmwood Park Lions Club Scholarship: Julia Ciura
  • Carl Fiorito Scholarship: Ninel Benitez, Jocelyn Mendoza, Ariela Olivares
  • Clarence P. Schwarz Lodge-James A. White Scholarship: Magnus Shipinski, Julia Wronska
  • Cynthia Schulze Memorial Scholarship: Julia Ciura
  • Dr. Sharon J. Kaczmarek Scholarship: Zachary Frazee
  • Elmo and Alfreda Ramello Foundation Scholarship: Julia Ciura
  • Elmwood Park Educational Fund Scholarship: Valedictorian Donell Yu, Salutatorian Julia Ciura
  • Elmwood Park Education Team Scholarship (EPET-District 401 Teachers’ Union): Philip Budzyna, Allison Scheidt, Magnus Shipinski
  • Elmwood Park Women’s Club Scholarship: Philip Budzyna, Emma Klockenkemper
  • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary/Medical Staff Scholarship: Isaiah Solis
  • Jane Aumiller Memorial Scholarship: Victor Sandoval
  • John Mills PTA Scholarship: Anna Klockenkemper
  • Katie Mussio Memorial Scholarship: Magnus Shipinski
  • Kiwanis/Key Club Scholarship: Ariela Olivares
  • National Honor Society Scholarship: Gabriela Ceppi, Antonina Poznecki, Magnus Shipinski, Diana Wittrock
  • The Golden Apple Foundation Scholarship: Anyerli Moreno Ruiz
  • The Randall J. Braglia Memorial Scholarship: Carlos Cubas, Mateo Vazquez
  • Triton College Scholars Program: Klaudia Kolacz, Suzanne Lundin, Danielle Mihalo, Samuel Perez
  • Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship: Gustavo Alvarez, Iliana Buda, Nathan Calderon, Daniela Chan, Pablo Erazo, Isabela Garcia Marulanda, Angelica Restrepo, Athena Zuniga
  • Unity in the Community Foundation Scholarship: Julia Ciura, Ariela Olivares
  • Women’s Auxiliary of the Leyden Republican Organization Scholarship: Karime Romero

Individual Award Winners


Donell Yu
VALEDICTORIAN, Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, Perfect Attendance Four Years, Elmwood Park Educational Fund Scholarship

Julia Ciura
SALUTATORIAN, Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, Department Achievement Award for Science, Bob Biancalana Memorial-Mont Clare Elmwood Park Lions Club Scholarship, Cynthia Schulze Memorial Scholarship, Elmo and Alfreda Ramello Foundation Scholarship, Elmwood Park Educational Fund Scholarship, Unity in the Community Foundation Scholarship

Lucianna Afryl-Auza
International Thespian Society, Department Achievement Award for Music

Chalize Aguilar
3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society

Avery Ali
International Thespian Society

Gustavo Alvarez
3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship

Cayla Atiles
3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society, Department Achievement Award for World Language

Emilio Barajas
International Thespian Society, Department Achievement Award for Computer Science

Nuha Barakat
3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester

Ninel Benitez
National Honor Society, Carl Fiorito Scholarship

Adam Bischoff
National Honor Society, Patrick S. Gilmore Award (Music Department)

Olivia Boshold
Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society

Iliana Buda
Department Achievement Award for Physical Education, Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship

Philip Budzyna
Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society, Department Achievement Award for Business Education, Elmwood Park Education Team Scholarship (EPET-District 401 Teachers’ Union), Elmwood Park Women’s Club Scholarship 

Evan Bylina
International Thespian Society, Patrick S. Gilmore Award (Music Department), Angelo “Skip” Saviano Scholarship

Mya Calderon
International Thespian Society

Nathan Calderon
Presidential Scholar, Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship

Gabriela Ceppi
National Honor Society, National Honor Society Scholarship

Daniela Chan Arevalo
Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship

Carlos Cubas
Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, The Randall J. Braglia Memorial Scholarship

Brian Daza
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar

Uriel Delgado
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar

Jesica DiDani
National Honor Society, International Thespian Society

Amelia Ennis
Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society

Pablo Erazo Borja
Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship

Zachary Frazee
Presidential Scholar, Department Achievement Award for Special Education, Dr. Sharon J. Kaczmarek Scholarship

Isabela Garcia Marulanda
Department Achievement Award for English as a Second Language, Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship

George Gauthier
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, International Thespian Society

Joseph Goff
International Thespian Society

Angelina Gutierrez
Technology Center of DuPage Senior Achievement Award — Senior Achiever of Cosmetology

William Hale
3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar

Adrian Hernandez
Technology Center of DuPage Senior Achievement Award — Senior Achiever of Med Term

Enrique Hernandez
International Thespian Society

Mark Javier
International Thespian Society

Anna Klockenkemper
John Mills PTA Scholarship

Emma Klockenkemper
Elmwood Park Women’s Club Scholarship

Mark Klockenkemper
International Thespian Society

Klaudia Kolacz
Triton College Scholars Program

Sofia Krytsun
Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society

Olivia Krzeminski
National Honor Society

Lillian Kulmatytska
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society

Suzanne Lundin
Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, Patrick S. Gilmore Award (Music Department), Triton College Scholars Program

Jocelyn Mendoza
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, Carl Fiorito Scholarship

Danielle Mihalo
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Triton College Scholars Program

Jesus Morales
Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society

Anyerli Moreno Ruiz
National Honor Society, Department Achievement Award for Social Studies, The Golden Apple Foundation Scholarship

Kiano Movagh
3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society

Arabella Munoz
3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar

Kamil Musial
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Department Achievement Award for English, Armstrong Award (Music Department)

Ariela Olivares
Top Ten Percent of the Class, National Honor Society, Technology Center of DuPage Senior Achievement Award — Outstanding Senior of Cosmetology, Carl Fiorito Scholarship, Kiwanis/Key Club Scholarship, Unity in the Community Foundation Scholarship

Lauren Olson
3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society

Victoriya Osobska
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, Department Achievement Award for Art

Jacob Peralta
International Thespian Society

Samuel Perez
International Thespian Society, John Philip Sousa Award (Music Department), Triton College Scholars Program

Antonina Poznecki
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, National Honor Society, National Honor Society Scholarship

Delilah Quintanar
Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Outstanding Senior Vocalist (Music Department)

Kevin Ramirez-Gonzalez
International Thespian Society

Angelica Restrepo
Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship

Karime Romero
Women’s Auxiliary of the Leyden Republican Organization Scholarship 

Angela Roxas
Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society

Victor Sandoval
International Thespian Society, Jane Aumiller Memorial Scholarship 

Allison Scheidt
Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society, Elmwood Park Education Team Scholarship (EPET-District 401 Teachers’ Union)

Lizbeth Serrano
International Thespian Society

Magnus Shipinski
Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, National Honor Society, National Honor Society Scholarship, International Thespian Society, Thespian of the Year, Clarence P. Schwarz Lodge-James A. White Scholarship, Elmwood Park Education Team Scholarship (EPET-District 401 Teachers’ Union), Katie Mussio Memorial Scholarship

Jacob Smith
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, Department Achievement Award for Math

Isaiah Solis
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary/Medical Staff Scholarship

Michelle Soto
International Thespian Society, Outstanding Senior Vocalist (Music Department)

Mateo Vazquez
Top Ten Percent of the Class, The Randall J. Braglia Memorial Scholarship

Adam Vergara Morales
Patrick S. Gilmore Award (Music Department)

Allison Wiott
Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society

Diana Wittrock
Top Ten Percent of the Class, 3.7 Honor Roll Every Semester, Illinois State Scholar, Presidential Scholar, National Honor Society, National Honor Society Scholarship

Julia Wronska
Tiger Scholar, Top Ten Percent of the Class, Illinois State Scholar, National Honor Society, Department Achievement Award for Senior Leader, Clarence P. Schwarz Lodge-James A. White Scholarship

Athena Zuniga
Top Ten Percent of the Class, National Honor Society, Triton College Trustee Honor Scholarship


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