Jaydlyn Rogers (left) and Hakeem Quadri were honored with student community service awards at the Chessmen Club 60th Anniversary Community Service Awards Benefit Dinner Dance & Auction on March 17 at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston.

Jadlyn, a senior at Evanston Township High School, is a student leader who focuses on education-related community service. She developed the “Help a Brother, Help a Sister” program to support kindergarten through fifth-grade Black students in academic areas where they need help. She is also a student volunteer for the McGaw YMCA Achievers program, which provides a safety net for high school students at risk of not completing high school or continuing on to higher education. Ms. Rogers will attend   De Paul University in the fall.

Hakeem Quadri, also a senior at ETHS, has done countless community service activities throughout his four years at the high school, some of which include coaching and refereeing at the McGaw YMCA and making sack lunches for the homeless. He recently extended his service activities to Canada and Dominican Republic, where he helped create a basketball court and built latrines for local families. He is also a member of the ETHS boys varsity volleyball team. He plans to attend Marquette or Western Michigan University in the fall.

Heidi Randhava

Heidi Randhava is an award winning reporter who has a deep commitment to community engagement and service. She has written for the Evanston RoundTable since 2016.