Five La Grange and La Grange Park teens received the Cook County Sheriff's Youth Service Medal of Honor on Monday night for volunteering more than 100 hours to their community.
Monika Mitchell, from La Grange, and Matthew McGuinn, Takijah Pettigrew, Kristin Ripoli and Matthew Serafin from La Grange Park were among more than 200 high school students who were recognized at a ceremony at the UIC Forum in Chicago
Also honored was sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe and senior Meghan McAuliffe, from Burr Ridge.
The program was established to recognize Cook County students who have
volunteered 100 or more hours in a year, and the students at Monday's ceremony totaled more than 36,000 hours of community service to a variety of agencies and organizations throughout Cook County.