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Morton East culinary arts head to state!
Chef Yves Chambaz

One of our Morton East Culinary Arts students, Arturo Cervantes, qualified for Nationals for FCCLA, earning first place! He and two other Mustangs competed against 13 other students from the State on March 22nd at the College of DuPage. Arturo walked away with the gold, and Nadia Perez and Daniel Mireles earned silver.

They all worked very hard in preparation for this competition. If you know them and/or see them around, please extend your congratulations for a job well done.

The next step for Arturo is Nationals in Seattle WA on June 29.

Go Mustangs!

Congratulations Allison Villegas-Mendez!
Jose Gamboa

From a determined newcomer at Unity Junior High School to a now shining President’s Honor Scholar at J.Sterling Morton High School District 201, Allison Villegas-Mendez exemplifies what it means to dream big and work hard! We are thrilled to announce that Allison has been awarded a FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP to Concordia University Chicago!

This honor showcases her remarkable dedication and academic excellence. Allison’s journey is a powerful testament to the potential within every student at Cicero District 99. Let her story be your inspiration!

Join us in celebrating Allison’s success. You are #MortonPride!

Morton engineering qualifies for State!
Mark Stoch

Triton College hosted the Illinois Design Educator Association(IDEA) regional competition on Friday March 8th. 

Congratulations, Xy Vrab, Adriana Hernandez, Daniel Alfaro, Alessandro Rodriguez, Kathryn Venegas, Giancarlo Garcia, Alan Venegas, Eric Rizo, Diana Mendoza, Eric Ascencio, & Dania Graullera!

Morton West had 9 students qualify for the IDEA State Competition. Morton East had 3 students qualify.

3D Machine CAD: 1st Xy Vrab, 2nd Adriana Hernandez, 3rd Daniel Alfaro

3D CAD Assembly Modeling: 1st Alessandro Rodriguez, 2nd Kathryn Venegas, 3rd Giancarlo Garcia 

3D CAD Modeling: 1st Alan Venegas, 2nd Eric Rizo

Engineering Design Team: 1st Diana Mendoza, Eric Ascencio, & Dania Graullera

1st and 2nd place qualify for the state competition at Illinois State University on April 20th. 

2021 Morton East Alum receives award from UIC
Dania De La Hoya Rojas - UIC

Flor Quiroz is a 2021 Pay it Forward Scholarship recipient who recently received the Student Leadership Award from the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana’s Immigration Forum. Congratulations, Flor!

In addition to being a UI Chancellor’s Scholar, Flor has made many contributions locally including translating and interpreting at community events, serving as a TA for her “Spanish in the Community” course and volunteering with the Immigration Project and Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. 

Read more about Flor

Mathletes Geometry Team are headed to state!
Rachel Hosek

Congratulations Mathletes Geometry team! The students who will be competing at state are Hector Valtierrez, Santiago Zarco, Javier Cruz, Oswaldo Barron, Jesus Brito, Denice Ceniceros, and Jesus Zuniga.