April 2020 - Spirit of Excellence Edition
The LPEF newsletter is a monthly publication highlighting LPEF activities and upcoming events.
For questions, comments, or more information, please contact Becky Wyatt, executive director of LPEF, at rwyatt@lphs.org or 630-295-5264.
Celebrating our 2020 Spirit of Excellence Honorees
The LPEF established the Spirit of Excellence awards to support and recognize the accomplishments of Lake Park students, staff and alumni.

Twenty-seven seniors are being recognized for their service, extraordinary effort, achievement and leadership throughout their high school years. These students were selected because they possess qualities for other students to emulate and have achieved special accomplishments in addition to their academic success while at Lake Park.

The following seniors received the 2020 Lake Park Spirit of Excellence Award:  David Anderson, Demi Apostolakos, Chad Berkich, Simran Bhagat, Breeana Contreras, Joey Czaja, Alex De Simone, Joshua Falco, Abbey Frank, Lindsey Garcia, Meagan Gonzalez, Aneesa Goyal, Dylan Hunn, Yomna Ibrahim, Shana Jose, Gracie Jurgensen, Isabelle Kuril, Leah Ludwig, Frank Maturo, Anishi Patel, Isabelle Pradeep, Angelina Saathoff, Haifa Sahouri, Amanda Samaras, Riley Spoczynski, Jennifer Vazquez, and Isabella Vitacco

The eight staff members receiving the Spirit of Excellence Awards:
  • Connection Award: Jennifer McSweeny
  • Humanitarian Award: Darcie Murray
  • Innovator Award: Pia Laudadio and Julie Bausch
  • Legacy Award: Dan Colucci and Kristin Harrington
  • Spirit Award: Tracy Fink and Jeff Henrikson

The following distinguished alumni will receive the Spirit of Excellence Award for their outstanding career achievements and accomplishments in life:  Veronica Dillard (Class of 2002) and Robin Kittleson (Class of 1986). They will be formally recognized during the 2021 event.
New Partnership - INCubator
The LPEF is the proud investment partner in the Lake Park High School INCubator program.

Join our team of venture capitalists to help us launch the INCubator program at Lake Park High School!

In the INCubator course, students engage in hands-on, entrepreneurial learning by developing a business of their own. The course culminates in a Pitch Night event, where students present their business plan in a “shark tank” competition. Winning projects will be awarded scholarships from our INCubator funding partners. The students’ classroom learning experience is enhanced by local business professionals who serve as team mentors and classroom coaches.

How can I get involved?
  • Be a classroom coach or mentor.
  • Be a founding donor and/or sponsor by partnering with the Lake Park Educational Foundation.

Learn more about this exciting new program on the INCubator website .
Make a Difference at Lake Park!
The LPEF is looking for interested individuals to join us. The Foundation was created in 1989 with the mission to provide resources for unique programs and activities to enhance student learning at Lake park.

We are recruiting for volunteers and board members to help in every aspect of the organization.

To learn more about the Foundation and volunteer opportunities, please visit  the Foundation website .
Lake Park Educational Foundation Celebrating 30 Years!
Thank you for all your support over the last 30 years!

Because of your involvement, the Foundation has provided:
  • Over $200,000 in college scholarships
  • Over $140,000 in innovative teacher grants
  • Over $20,000 in emergency support for students with financial need
  • Creation of the Spirit of Excellence awards, Memorial Garden, Robotics Partnership, TAP Partnership, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) scholarships

Join us in continuing to grow the impact on Lake Park students' lives!
Ways to Get Involved with LPEF
Lake Park HS Educational Foundation | 630-295-5264 | rwyatt@lphs.org | www.lphs.org/foundation