Students participate in Rotary Club Youth Conference

Twenty-seven Joliet-area students- including 9 from JCA- were recognized at last month’s Rotary Leadership Seminar for their participation in the 17th annual Rotary Club of Joliet’s Youth Conference. The purpose of this conference is to offer an opportunity for students from Joliet’s three high schools to learn and network with leaders in the local community.

This year’s conference addressed vital information in the areas of communications, decision making and ethical issues. Speakers at this year’s conference were Brother James Gaffney, Lewis University; Tom Thanas, City of Joliet; J.D. Ross, Will-Grundy Medical Clinic; Mike Hennessey, United Way Agency of Will County; Will County Judge Dinah Archambeault; Ken Mihelich, City of Joliet; Debbie Condotti, Easter Seals; Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton; Scott Slocum, WJOL-AM Radio; Lisa Lagger, Presence St. Joseph Medical Center; A.J. Wilhelmi, Illinois Hospital Association; John Quinn, AT&T; Jim Roolf, First Midwest Bank; Dr. Charles Coleman, Joliet District 86; Brian McDaniel, Will County Treasurer Steven Weber’s office; and retired Will County Judge Steve White.

Students in attendance from Joliet Catholic Academy were sophomores Michael Dow, Brenna Garland, Jordan Green; juniors Zachary Bell, Christina Ekhomu, Victoria Kinsella, and seniors Samuel Juveland, Marin Pasieka and Christopher Tschida.

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