Nathan Dudzinski, Michael King, Josey Hackemack, Raquel Radermacher and Jacob Richardson, graduates of Huntley High School, accompanied by their families, received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Huntley, May 20, 2021 during a breakfast meeting at Pinecrest Golf Club. 
 
Each student, entertained us with their high school experiences, community projects, and future plans; a partial list follows.
 
Josey Hackemack is planning a field of study in computer science and biomedical engineering.  Her service activities include a Dominican Republic mission trip which involved painting the interior of a school building, reconstructing black top, and digging a trench for water flow. She has been a national, award-winning gymnast and a dedicated youth gymnastics coach and believes this experience has given her a solid foundation of understanding the rewards of hard work and focus. 
 
Raquel Radermacher is pursuing a career in the field of biochemistry and biology.  She has many hours of volunteering to help at the Grafton Food Pantry, a local soup kitchen, and has held food and clothing drives for the local domestic abuse center.  Some of her extracurricular activities have included the Silver Cord Community Service Club, the National Honors Society, and membership in the HOSA/Medical Club.  She has a strong desire to be of service to those who are facing challenges and adversities in their life.
 
Jacob Richardson has plans to study mechanical engineering.  He has been very active in youth ministry, bible study, his school and the community.  On several mission trips he served his church by participating in an assisted living home with maintenance tasks, soup kitchens, and organizing a non-profit thrift store.  As a member of the national Honors Society, he made care packages for troops overseas and blankets for children in hospitals.
 
Nathan Dudzinski is pursuing a career in business management.  He has participated in numerous youth groups and has traveled on several mission trips.  On a mission trip to Panama, he helped complete various construction projects and held a camp with children in Panama.  He was able to embrace the cultural differences and speak with the students in their native language of Spanish.  He has participated in a service project that provided assistance to needy families.
 
Michael King has plans to study business management.  He has earned the United Nations Ambassador Award for the last three years for completing 100 hours of community service through 12 or more activities in a designated time period.  He received a Volunteer of the Month Award through the Blackhawk’s Service crew.   He assisted with a Boy Scout Eagle Scout Project at his church creating a portable labyrinth and building two cabinets. He is proud to be a Boy Scout Eagle candidate.
 
Village of Huntley is fortunate to have many wonderful students with great options and opportunities, supported by Ditrict 158 and the community.
 
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