Alumni Band

North High's Homecoming Game:
Friday, October 22, 2021

Upcoming Reunions

  • 2022 Reunions 
    • Class of 1971 - 50 Year Reunion! Reserve the date (rescheduled for 2022): August 26-28, 2022. Friday will be an informal gathering at the Downers Grove Moose Hall. Saturday will be a formal gathering at Carriage Greens in Darien. Plans are still in the works, but the dates are reserved! Please email to ensure we have your correct contact information.
  • Virtual Reunion - All WDGC-FM Alumni are invited to join the dedicated Alumni Facebook page!

Reunion Support

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.

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 at 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:

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 2018:

  • Staff Sergeant Kristin Bowers - Class of 2002
  • Dr. Christine Todd - Class of 1985
  • Dr. Thomas Wascher - Class of 1977

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!

D99 Education Foundation LogoDistrict 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.


Visit for more information.

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 at and you could be featured on our website and social media pages.

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.

Transcript Request Form

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.

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Alumni Award of Excellence Form

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