The 1st Annual Illinois Council for Exceptional Children Yes I Can! Awards for Northern
Region IV Chapter #336 took place on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at the District 219 Bridges
Adult Transition Program in Lincolnwood, Illinois. Over 40 students were presented with
this prestigious recognition in the areas of Artistic, Self-Advocacy, School
Community, Social Emotional, Technology, and Transition.
Families, students, and school staff attended the awards presentation, enjoyed
refreshments and snacks, participated in our photo booth, and had the opportunity to
Board Members of ICEC Northern Region IV (Northern Cook, Lake, and McHenry Counties)
*. Brenda Martin – Regional IV Director
*. Bernie Komenda – President
*. Kara Kennedy – Vice-President
*. Lyndsay Palach Shelton – Treasurer
*. Rachel Merke – Secretary
*. Alaina Wiggin – At Large
The following regional school districts participated and nominated students: District 31,
District 60, District 70, District 95, District 125, District 128, District 157, District 211, District
214, District 219, and New Connections Academy, South Campus.
Please consider nominating your students for 2024!