Congratulations to Board Chair Keith Rauschenberger who has received an Image Award for Volunteerism from the City of Elgin. Keith has been active in numerous civic organizations, including the Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce. Along with his wife Cindy (no stranger to volunteerism herself), he recently chaired the annual PADS fundraiser. Keith has also donated his time to his church and local political campaigns.
Much of Keith's volunteerism has been with Elgin Academy. Keith joined the Board of Trustees in 2004, and served as Treasurer and Finance Committee member for ten years prior to his appointment as Board Chair. As Board Chair, he is a member of all Board committees and works tirelessly to support the Academy. He has also been a volunteer teacher of economics in the Upper School.
One of Keith's most caring qualities is his desire to connect people to the resources that they need to be informed and educated individuals. Keith often shares articles that will help trustees and administrators make informed decisions and provide unique perspectives on education for the purpose of advancing the Academy. Likewise, he has in the past subscribed to magazines on behalf of the school to give faculty and students access to print articles by top economists, historians, and thought leaders.
On Tuesday, May 2nd, the Dundee Township Rotary Club awarded Senior Nicholas Kathrein the "Jack Roeser, OTTO Engineering Scholarship" in the amount of $5000. Nicholas was 1 of 25 scholarship recipients to receive awards by several different foundations through the Rotary Club. Nicholas will attend the University of Miami in the fall. Nicholas is pictured to the left with Rotary Club President Glenn Morgenroth.
The Upper School Mock Trial Team won their case at the annual Kane County Mock trial competition sponsored by the Kane County Bar Foundation. The trial simulation was held at the Geneva Courthouse in downtown Geneva and presided over by a Kane County judge.
Throughout her 32 years at Elgin Academy, Kathy Rusniak, known to all as Señora, has instilled in her students a strong belief in serving others. She has worked with students to participate in clothing, food and toy drives. Under her guidance, students have tutored local school children, mentored with the Boys and Girls Clubs, volunteered at the PADS homeless shelter for over 20 years, and traveled both nationally and internationally to help others.
For these reasons (and more), Elgin Academy has nominated Señora for a YWCA of Elgin Leader Award in the Education category. If you are interested in showing your support for Señora you can make a reservation to the 2017 Leader Luncheon on Thursday, May 11th at 12:00 p.m. More information.
The Elgin Academy baseball team split an Independent School League doubleheader against University High School of Chicago on Saturday and in the process clinched its first baseball conference title since 1996. Daily Herald Article
We invite you to become a part of the Elgin Academy community of international student host families. Click HERE to read host parent and International student testimonials. To find out more information about hosting an international student and the stipend attached, contact Dr. Diane Schael, Director of Admission.