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Welcome Home – Honoring Thornton’s Veterans

A program that will honor all former Thornton veterans will be presented by Tom Dreesen, ’57, and the Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund. The event is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the newly rebuilt auditorium at Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois. Dreesen is a comedian who served for many years as the opening act for Frank Sinatra … Continue reading

Thornton Student Receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

Amoz Wright, a 2015 Thornton Township High School graduate, has earned the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. Amoz recently served as a student Master of Ceremony at the 2015 Alumni Day Induction Ceremony and speaker at the evening program. Funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the scholarship recognizes minority students who struggle financially and provides … Continue reading

Preckwinkle Visits TTHS Truck and Diesel Technology Academy

The Thornton Township Academy of Truck and Diesel Technology – Powered by Navistar recently attracted the attention of one of Cook County’s top political leaders. Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board, toured the program on June 1, 2015. The visit included students, parents, faculty and staff. Preckwinkle learned that once students complete this … Continue reading

Thornton Township Academy of Truck and Diesel Technology-Powered by Navistar

One of the major accomplishments of TALF has been its partnership with Navistar (particularly with retired CEO and Thornton alumnus Dan Ustian and supportive Navistar vendors) to establish the Thornton Township Academy of Truck and Diesel Technology-Powered by Navistar. This outstanding, three-year training program began in 2009, and from the first four graduating classes, 108 seniors … Continue reading

TALF Contributes to Chess Team’s Success

In 2013 TALF allocated funds to Thornton’s Chess Team. They used the money to enhance their learning and training. That year they were 1st Place conference champs. Wildcat Briana Wynn took 1st Place individually and Conference Overall Champ. The other chess team members were: Jaelin Harris Woodrow Brown Leo Martinez Jenny Martinez Eric Buchner Claude Davis Stephanie … Continue reading

Dorothy Bryant: Hall of Fame Profile

Dorothy Bryant ’66, an Inductee in the 2015 TTHS Hall of Fame joined the TTHS faculty in 1976 as a teacher of Social Sciences and coordinator of Cooperative Work Training. She was named department chair of Social Science in 1991 and house leader for Health and Human Services in 2002. Back in 1994, she coined … Continue reading

Charles P. Truby: Hall of Fame Profile

That prescription drug you may have taken this morning might be just a little safer for public consumption, thanks to the lifelong work of Charles Truby. Over his distinguished career, Charles held key positions at many of the nation’s most prominent pharmaceutical companies. As president of Chuck Truby and Associates, he was a consultant in … Continue reading

Grace Scott: Hall of Fame Profile

Grace Scott: Hall of Fame Profile

A teacher of life lessons…a champion for the rights of students…a motivator…a supporter. That was Grace Scott. For 21 years, she was dean of girls and Girls Club sponsor at Thornton High School. She saw her position with the Girls Club as an opportunity to encourage leadership skills and strengthen family relationships for her young … Continue reading