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Libertyville High School Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Class

Libertyville Athletics is set to induct eight former Wildcat greats to the Athletics Hall of Fame on October 7, 2023. This will be the 3rd induction class in the Hall of Fame’s history. The announced 2023 class includes the 2004 football team, coach Harry Carlson, coach Bill Dortch, Vange Burnett 1932, Craig Schwerman 1967, Mary Tiegs 1980, Jim Popp 1982, and Shane Sanders 1982. (More information below)

This year’s class of inductees bring membership in the Libertyville High School Athletics Hall of Fame to 33 honorees. A complete list of the current Hall of Fame members can be found HERE. The most recent induction class came in 2022, with the 2001 girls soccer team, coach Bob Tunnicliff, coach Tom Murphy, Dorothy Wihr, Mike Dahl, Jerry Rapplean, Diane Miller, Teri Rodgers, Randy Redrick, and Matt Heldman. 

The Hall of Fame celebration is scheduled for Homecoming 2023. The Hall of Fame Class of 2023 inductees will be honored prior to the football game on Friday, October 6 at approximately 6:30pm. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at 1:00pm.

The Hall of Fame Committee is asking for all class of 2023 inductees to RSVP for the ceremony by completing the form below: 





Nominate a Graduate for the 2023

Alumni Achievement Awards

Deadline is September 15

The Foundation for Learning deadline for submitting nominations for the 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards is September 15, 2023. The Alumni Achievement Awards, established in 2014, are presented annually to individuals who graduated from a District 128 high school at least five years prior to nomination, and who have made significant contributions, and demonstrated leadership and character in his/her field and to his/her community. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis and remain active for three years.

Please visit this link for complete details about previous honorees and a link to the nomination form.


4th Annual 1-28 Day of Giving Campaign:

January 26-28, 2023

4th Annual 1-28 Day of Giving Thank You Image

The BIG EVENT 2022


Thank you to those that supported The BIG EVENT 2022!

The BIG EVENT 2022 Summary

  • $32,029 Total Profit
  • $16,060 in Sponsorships
  • 103 Participants in the event
  • Silent Auction - 47 of the 52 Baskets sold
  • Students In Need Drive - $2,248 raised

- The BIG EVENT 2022 Event Sponsors:

Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics (Food Sponsor), Round Ground Metals, Inc (Food Sponsor), The Wadhwani Family (Entertainment Sponsor), Libertyville Bank & Trust (Beverage Sponsor), The Muniswamy Family (Dessert Sponsor)  

- The BIG EVENT 2022 Sponsors:

Senior Level - Baxter Credit Union, Quest Foods

Junior Level - 

Sophomore Level - CS2 Design Group, Gilbane, Lakeside Transportation, Northwestern Medicine - Lake Forest Hospital, STR Partners, Sunset Foods, Top Tec

Freshman Level - Arpino Orthodontics, Marjo Graphics

- The BIG EVENT 2022 Silent Auction Donors:

Alla Steinhaus, Arpino Orthodontics, Athleta, Austin's Saloon & Eatery, Bagels by the Book, Be Well Fitness & Glynn Chiropractic, Bears Fit, Bentley's Pet Stuff (Libertyville), Best Buy (Vernon Hills), Black Cat Yoga, Bluefish Sushi Bistro, Boston Fish Market (Wheeling), Bubble Bath Car Wash, Car Spa, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Wolves Hockey, Chipotle (Libertyville), Dazzling Designs by SJ, Denise Herrmann, Diane Phillips, Dick's Sporting Goods, Duck Donuts, Erica Rendall, First Spa Nails, Floyds Barber Shop (Vernon Hills), Four Seasons Homes, LLC, Frank Fitzgerald, Ganello's Pizza Company, Goodman Theatre, Harbor Kitchen & Tap, Home Depot (Vernon Hills), How Impressive!, Hunan Palace Chinese Restaurant, IL Nails Spa, Improv Playhouse, Joseph's Florist, Julie Cohen, Kara Bosman, Libertyville High School, LoLo's Bowls, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (Libertyville), Lynfred Winery, Mambo Italiano, Mario Tricocci Hair & Salon, Marriott Theatre, Matt Tooley, Men's Wearhouse (Vernon Hills), Mobile Academics, Nancy Beaumont, Northlight Theatre, Nothing Bundt Cakes (Vernon Hills), Portillo's (Vernon Hills), REI (Vernon Hills), Rivers Casino, Rob Jacobson, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Libertyville), Rolland's Jewelers (Libertyville), Salt of the Earth Salt Cave & Spa, School of Rock (Libertyville), Shake Shack, Shakou (Libertyville), Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Company (Vernon Hills), Sports 11, The Picnic Basket, The Pilates PT, Trader Joe's (Vernon Hills), Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills Village Golf Course, VHHS Swim School for Kids, Village of Vernon Hills, Wick 'N Ore, Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe (Libertyville), Wine and Spirit Warehouse, Zanies Comedy Club

-The BIG EVENT 2022 Students in Need Donors:

James Batson, Eric Beaumont, Nancy Beaumont, Cara Benjamin, Dale Eggert, Ken Eiserman, Jeremy Gong, Stacey Greenfield, Lisa Hessel, Rita Lillydahl, Vinod V. Patel, Dean A. Pedersen, Erica Rendall, Andrew Russell, Anand Setty, Jeffrey Slavish, Cherian Thomas, Jolly Thomas, Jayson Tran, Michelle Tran, Susan Wilms

-The BIG EVENT 2022 Financial Donors:

Bill & Joan Abbington, Thomas Barry, Katherine Buck, Joanna Friel-Wimmer, Juliana Furlong, Kelli Hartweg, Merzena Kowalska, Heidi Lechner, Debbie O'Hara, Diane Phillips, Mikhail Shor, John Snow, Michael Stevens

D128 Foundation for Learning is looking

for volunteers who will make a difference

in the lives of LHS & VHHS students.

The D128 Foundation for Learning is run by volunteers who donate their time. We're always looking for new volunteers. We appreciate every helping hand we can get!

Committees are now forming for the 2022-2023 school year.  Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by contacting

Diane Phillips at or 847-247-4577.