The Alumni Award of Excellence Program
The Alumni Award of Excellence Program was established in 2003 by Mr. Fritz Wildermuth, former principal of North High School. The program recognizes the outstanding contributions of the students of Downers Grove High School, now North High School, as they have graduated and continue to make their mark in society and the world.
Do you know someone who is an accomplished graduate of North High, and would like to nominate the person for an Alumni Award of Excellence?
If you have additional questions, you can contact Mark Mirandola.
Downers Grove North High School has graduated over 20,000 students in its history. Those men and women have entered professions and careers that span the entire scope of possibilities. The impact of their contributions has reached science, medicine, engineering, entertainment, education, research, business and untold other fields. Celebrating this history will help future students to realize the potential they have to impact the world in positive ways.
The following people have been Alumni Award of Excellence recipients:
Class of 2016:
- Ms. Erica Lynette Edwards - Class of 1998
- Dr. Burr Eichelman - Class of 1961
Class of 2014:
- Ms. Karen Badendick Laio - Class of 1973
- Dr. Kevin Michael Myles - Class of 1952
Class of 2009:
- Dr. Sara (Sally) Armstrong
- Sr. Joseph Balagtas
- Mrs. Lynette Yakley Edwards
- Mr. Laurence Gassen
- Mr. Dave Humphreys
- Mr. Christopher Huntley
- Dr. Patrick O’Flaherty
- Mr. Harry Pease
Class of 2005:
- Ms. Muriel Anderson
- Ms. Gloria McGill Burdette
- Dr. Steven Devick
- Cmdr. Joseph Hibbeln, MD
- Mr. Fred Krehbiel
- Mr. Timothy McJoynt
- Dr. Floyd Mizener
Class of 2004:
- Ms. Jane Armstrong-Byrne
- Dr. Russell Fernald
- Dr. Gary Hlady
- The Honorable James McDermott
Dr. Roger Vieth
Class of 2003:
- Mr. Ronald Baukol
- Mr. Tomlinson Holman
- Ms. Karen Kabbes
- Mr. Robert Lewis
- Dr. George McDonough
- Mr. Sherrill Milnes
- Dr. John Wander
- Ms. Dimis Wyman
We continue to celebrate the contributions of each of these recipients and appreciate all of the work that they have done in their respective fields and within our community!
District 99 Education Foundation
Another way for alumni to connect and support North High and South High students and staff with innovative curriculum and technologies that fall outside of traditional public funding is by supporting the District 99 Education Foundation. See www.d99ef.org for more information.
District 99 Alumni Newsletter
The District 99 Education Foundation is pleased to announce the publishing of your District 99 Alumni Newsletter! Both Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South High Schools will be represented. Sign up today to find old friends, be "in the know", learn about class reunions, networking opportunities, alumni events and community happenings.
If you would like to submit any information to our Newsletter Committee, please send your request via email. We will do whatever we can to ensure your information is published.
Please note, information should reflect alumni interests. This may include:
- Community events that are linked with District 99
- Alumni events
- Class reunions
- Graduation announcements
- "Alumni in the News"
- "Where are they now?"
- Alumni in the military/veterans
- Alumni awards/announcements
- Class of __________ news, noteworthy events, etc.
- Alumni groups (from meetups/Facebook/LinkedIn/etc.)
- Memorials (name, town, class graduating year)
- Fundraisers and volunteer opportunities by graduating class
Calling All North High Alumni!
Our alumni serve as an inspiration to all of us at District 99, and we want to share your successes with current students, staff, families and community members! Please email your story, ideas and photos to us and you could be featured in an upcoming edition of our newsletter.
North High's Homecoming 2018 will be the week of September 24. The football game will be on Friday, September 28!
- Virtual Reunion - All WDGC-FM Alumni are invited to join the dedicated Alumni Facebook page!
If are planning a reunion and would like support in contacting classmates, scheduling a school tour or announcing the reunion on our website, please contact us to make arrangements.
NOTE: North High's Homecoming 2017 will be the week of September 18. The football game will be on Friday, September 22 vs. Glenbard West!
DGN Alumni Directory
We welcome the chance to stay in touch with our graduates. If you are a graduate of North High and would like to update your contact information, please send us an email. By sharing your mailing and email addresses and phone number with us, your information will be available to those in your graduating class who are organizing class reunions.
You may also subscribe to our Alumni List by sharing your email address, below:
Click the link below if you would like to request a transcript directly from the registrar. There is no fee for an unofficial transcript and a $5 cash fee for an official transcript.
Click the blue link below if you live out of the area would like to order a transcript through Parchment.
Please note if you are requesting an official transcript to be sent directly to you, you are required to submit a photo ID to the registrar. You can do this via email.