Mount Carmel Student to Participate in ADL Youth Leadership Mission

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Mount Carmel High School Junior Branimir Ilic, of the Hegewisch neighborhood on Chicago’s southeast side, was among a diverse group of students from across the country chosen to participate in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 18th annual Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission. The experience teaches students how to apply lessons learned from the Holocaust to their own lives and lead the fight against bigotry and hate in their respective communities. The mission, which took place from Sunday, November 15 to Wednesday, November 18 in Washington, D.C., involved 132 high school students from Chicago, Atlanta, Connecticut, Denver, Florida, St. Louis, New Orleans, New York City, New England, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Ilic and seven other Chicago students were selected for their extraordinary leadership qualities and demonstration of interest in issues of diversity. Ilic, an honor student at Mount Carmel, participates in Model UN, Latin Club, Speech Team, History Club, and Young Politicians, and competes for the Caravan rugby and golf teams. Ilic first heard about this opportunity through Director of Student Engagement and Latin Club moderator, Mr. Sean Sweany. “It’s a huge honor for Branimir to be chosen for this opportunity,” commented Sweany, who encouraged Ilic to apply based on his involvement in school activities and political interests.

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