St. Viator names its head coach for girls varsity lacrosse
• Adelaide Dieckmeyer was promoted to head coach of the girls varsity lacrosse team at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights.
Dieckmeyer has been part of the Viator girls lacrosse program for six years, serving as the head coach of the freshman and JV teams, and assistant coach for the varsity team for the last three years.
Throughout Dieckmeyer's career, she has coached lacrosse at the collegiate, high school and youth levels. She spent four years working for True Lacrosse, coaching more than 300 girls of all levels and teaching them strategy, fundamentals and how to become leaders.
Currently, she works as the director of operations of G3X Sports, an organization that develops youth athletes.
Dieckmeyer will start her role as head coach during the 2021-2022 school year.
• Northbrook resident Martin Szostak was sworn in by the Lake County Juvenile Court as a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) on May 20.
Szostak will be working with CASA Lake County as a volunteer to advocate for children who have been victims of abuse and neglect.
The goal of a CASA is to help move these children efficiently through the court system into safe, permanent homes where they will have an opportunity to thrive. The child victims Szostak will serve are all involved in Lake County Juvenile Court proceedings.
CASA volunteers must successfully complete an in-depth, 40-hour training program that prepares them to help ensure that the best interests of children are being served and that juvenile court judges are aware of all issues that impact those interests.
• Hoffman Estates Park District Commissioners Linda Dressler and Marc A. Friedman attended the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) 2021 Boot Camp.
The association offers this educational program to elected officials and professionals throughout the state in the field of parks, recreation and conservation. Boot Camp topics included understanding board and staff roles; making a difference through legislative advocacy, fundamentals and best practices of park district finances; the Open Meetings Act and ethical requirements for elected officials.
Dressler was elected to the park district board at the annual board meeting in May, while Friedman was appointed in February and then elected to the board at the May meeting.
• The Gagewood Lions Club presented $1,000 scholarship to three deserving Warren Township High School graduates.
Congratulations to Bryson King, Julius White and Dylan Richards. Gagewood Lions Club President Harold Flood presented the scholarships.
The Gagewood Lions serves the Gages Lake, Wildwood and Warren Township communities, helping the visually and hearing-impaired and with other special community projects.
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