District 99 recognizes students honored as Technology Center of DuPage’s Career Tech Elite

District 99 recognizes students honored as Technology Center of DuPage’s Career Tech Elite

District 99 is pleased to announce the students from Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South High School who were selected as Technology Center of Dupage’s (TCD) Career Tech Elite. 

These students were selected by TCD, not only for excelling in the classroom but going above and beyond in their field of study.

Below is a list of the 2023-2024 TCD Career Tech Elite Students


Downers Grove North High School - TCD Career Tech Elite

Grant Bowers, Emergency Medical Technician

Victoria Brand, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Jiana Carparelli, Cosmetology Phase 2

Daniel Castillo, Automotive Technology 2nd Year

Vidianne Delgado, Early Childhood Education & Care

Alain Denou, Construction Trades

Lilliana Duenas, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Hailey Fitzgerald, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Sean Flavin, Multimedia & Television Production

Nicolas Garcia Early Childhood Education & Care

Tiana Henry, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Simone Hoger, Nursing Assistant Training Program

John Hrovatin, Fire Science

Kaylice Irizarry, Criminal Justice

Ashley Johnson, Medical Terminology & Healthcare Careers

Raghad Juned, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Alexandros Katroshi, Automotive Technology 2nd Year

Gianna Larocco, Cosmetology Phase 1

Benjamin Larsen, Automotive Technology 1st Year

Brianna Lee, Construction Trades

James Lumpkin, Multimedia & Television Production

Ruben Maya, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing

Everett McDonald, Welding Technology

Gianni Miceli, Automotive Technology 2nd Year

Francisco Morales, Automotive Technology 1st Year

Avery Musso, Medical Terminology & Healthcare Careers

Kaycee Ng, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Christian Placek, Welding Technology

Lauren Rotta, Professional Cooking Baking & Service

Colin Santos, Fire Science 

Samantha Shockey, Medical Assisting

Michael Spisak, Fire Science 

Lakayla Taylor, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Mia Trabadela, Computer Info & Game Design

Dezirae Whitfield, Cosmetology Phase 1


Downers Grove South High School - TCD Career Tech Elite

Diana Aguilera, Cosmetology Phase 1

Emily Benitez, Medical Assisting

Maxwell Bergh, Automotive Technology First Year

Emily Brown, Cosmetology Phase 1

Cindy Camacho, Cosmetology Phase 1

Dante Chavez, Criminal Justice

Benjamin Chojnacki, Automotive Technology 1st Year

Ronteo Chua, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Zaina Dakak, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Peter Disalvo, Automotive Technology 2nd Year

Brianna Fellows, Construction Trades

Andrew Flores, Cosmetology Phase 1

Alison Gage, Cosmetology Phase 2

Rafaela Grospe, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Alejandro Gutierrez, Welding Techonology 11

Vintonas Harris, Multimedia & Television Production

Nour Hassan, Multimedia & Television Production

Elizabeth Hayes, Professional Cooking Baking & Service

Maleni Hurtado, Emergency Medical Technician

Abby Jongsma, Professional Cooking Baking & Service

Nathan Kulovany, Automotive Technology 2nd Year

Ivan Lagunas Jimenez, Multimedia & Television Production

Jordyn Medek, Medical Assisting

Ryan Nieciag, Automotive Technology, 1st Year

Amelia Oskorep, Cosmetology Phase 2

Joyce Perez, Professional Cooking Baking & Service

Makayla Pollack, Early Childhood Education & Care

Sara Ramirez, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Joe Rauba, Fire Science 

Carter Reed, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing

Peyton Rentner, Cosmetology Phase 1

Karissa Reyes, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Morana Rose, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Frida Ruiz, Criminal Justice

Eder Sanchez Espinal, Criminal Justice 

Lilia Schmidt, Cosmetology Phase 1

Laurie Schussler, Cosmetology Phase 2

John Sisul, Automotive Technology 1st Year

Omar Solano, Automotive Technology 1st Year

Elizabeth Strand, Criminal Justice

Gracie Swierczynski, Emergency Medical Technician

Matthew Ventura, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing

Mauricio Villalobos Gonzalez, Welding Technology

Avery West, Nursing Assistant Training Program

Amya Williams, Cosmetology Phase 1


Information regarding a celebration at TCD to honor these students will come at a later date.


For more information about TCD, visit the Technology Center of Dupage website.