Thursday, April 21, 2011


The Chicago Park District’s Central Region Junior Citizen Finalists at the awards banquet in the Garfield Park Conservatory. The 8 Finalists advancing to compete City-wide are: (Front Row, left to right) Karen Sosa of Curie Park, Dominique Heil of Armour Square Park, Renita Williams of Union Park, and Taylor Brown of Homan Square Park; (Back Row, left to right) Zachary Ensworth of Donovan Park, Brandon Duchon of Commercial Park, William Crawford of Garfield Park, and Douglas Brewster of Lake Meadows Park. Central Region Manager Art Richardson congratulates the Finalists.
    Three outstanding West Side teens were honored at the Chicago Park District’s Central Region Junior Citizen Award competition banquet gala at the Garfield Park Conservatory. WFLD-TV/Channel 32 News Anchor Robin Robinson was guest speaker at the banquet. The Junior Citizen Program is designed to recognize and reward seniors in high school who participate in park, school, church, and civic activities and exhibit leadership qualities. Central Region Finalists will advance to the City-wide Park District competition at Soldier Field.
    Taylor Brown is from Homan Square Park.  Taylor attends Curie Metropolitan High School where she is Student Council President and member of the National Honor Society. She has been a volunteer at Homan Square Park for the last seven years where she currently serves as president of Teen Leadership. Taylor is also active in the NAACP West Side Branch and Ambassador of United Lawndale. Taylor plans to attend college and major in Political Science and Secondary Education.
    Renita Williams represents Union Park.  Renita attends Whitney Young Magnet High School where her activities include the J.R.O.T.C, Student Council, African American Academic Club (President), National Honor Society and the Debate Team.  Ms. Williams has been a Junior Volunteer and recreational leader for summer camp at the park. His community service is outstanding. Her goal is to become employed with an organization where she can pursue a career in marketing.
    William Crawford represents Garfield Park.  William attends Providence St. Mel High School where is a tutor, an adviser for the Lego Robotics teams, plays chess, competes in the World Wide Youth for Science and Engineering team  and Shakespearian drama.  At the park he has been active in the afterschool program and various sports activities. William plans to attend college in the fall to pursue his interest in aeronautical engineering or computer science.  His goal and love of aviation is to become a pilot.

1 comment:

  1. I am proud to announce that Taylor Michele BROWN who is also the president of Central Region Teen Park District and serves as Chicago Public Schools Honorary School Board Member and IB student at Curie won 1st runner-up when she went to the final round at the city competition! We are proud of you!!!