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SD 308 Board of Education Recognizes Winter Athletes and Award-Winning Student Accomplishments


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Contact: Theresa Komitas
Phone: (630) 608-5031


Oswego, Ill. (March 21, 2023)  The Oswego Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education recognized and acknowledged the award-winning efforts and accomplishments of students both in the classroom as well as those students who participated in their athletic sport of choice during the winter sport season in Girls Bowling, Co-Ed Cheerleading, Boys Swimming, and Boys Basketball.


National Merit Finalists with BOE and Superintendent

The following three individuals from Oswego East High School were chosen as 2022-2023 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Program Finalists based on their abilities, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.   

  • Arjun Ramesh, Oswego East
  • Nicholas Rondon, Oswego East
  • Aanya Roy, Oswego East


Student athletes, BOE, superintendent

Oswego High School Girls Bowling

The Oswego Girls Bowling team has turned into one of the top contenders in Illinois after last year placing 3rd at the IHSA State Competition and this year placing 5th!

  • Lani Breedlove, senior
  • Sunny Bowker, freshman
  • Hailey Jourdan, junior
  • Amber Lymenstull, junior
  • Rhiannon Reynolds, sophomore 
  • Katlyn Watson,senior
  • Madison Watson, junior
  • Samantha Watson, freshman

Coaches: Okoren (Dan), Breedlove (Brittany), and Resner (Mike)

Oswego High School Co-Ed Cheerleading

The Oswego High School Co-Ed Cheerleaders captured the school’s first ever Sectional Championship this year when they qualified for a trip to the IHSA State Cheerleading Championships. They made it out of prelims the first day and finished 6th overall at the State Competition.

  • Ava Brown, junior
  • Anayya Brunson, senior
  • Janiya Chatman, senior
  • Miranda Cook, junior
  • Sabrina Davis, sophomore
  • Bryli Elizondo,sophomore
  • Jaylene Garcia, junior
  • William Hawkins, sophomore
  • Tahja Jackson, junior
  • Connor Kehoe, senior
  • Madelyne Koehler, senior
  • Sarah Nolan, senior
  • Isabella Petasnick, sophomore
  • Samuel Petasnick, senior
  • Natalie Smiarowski, sophomore
  • Gia Smith, freshman
  • Ava Smith, junior
  • Autumn Strysik, sophomore
  • Breanna Thomas, freshman
  • Elle Tweedy, senior
  • Abby Vlna, senior
  • Samantha Wade, senior
  • Rachel Zwemke, junior

Coaches: Hill (Maggie), Gaw (Emily), and Henry (Arnetta)

Oswego Co-Op Boys Swimming & Diving Team

Chase Maier is a student at Oswego East High School. He placed at the IHSA State Boys Swimming & Diving Championships in 3rd Place in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 4:30.29.

  • Chase Maier, Sophomore

Coach Enslen (Erik)

Oswego East High School Boys Basketball

The Oswego East Wolves Boys Varsity Basketball team finished the year with an impressive 29-6 record, a regional title, a sectional title, and a trip to the super-sectional, where the Wolves gave eventual Class 4A State Champions Moline their biggest test of the tournament, losing by only 4 points. Sun-Times High School Sports Editor Michael O’Brien’s final “Super 25” rankings for 2023, placed the Wolves in 5th place overall out of 25!

  • Mason Blanco, Senior
  • Austin Caracci, junior
  • Micah Gatewood, senior
  • Patrick Holt, senior
  • Tyler Jasek, senior
  • Giovonni Johnson, senior
  • Ryan Johnson, senior
  • Mekhi Lowery, senior
  • Noh Mason, junior
  • Braydon Murphy, junior
  • Andrew Pohlman, sophomore
  • Torrin Ross, sophomore
  • Bryce Shoto, senior
  • Aiden Sims, junior
  • Jehvion Starwood, junior
  • Andrew Wiggins, junior

Team Manager: Symone Lockett, junior

Coaches: Velasquez (Ryan), and Molinari (Patrick)

Congratulations to all of these students both in and outside of the classroom. Your drive, determination, and dedication put into your studies and your sports are evident. 

“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes.
But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”  

~Michael Phelps