Students who excel in the classroom, and show potential to have a positive impact on their community, are recognized annually in District 91 with the School Citizenship of the Year awards. From each of the district’s five schools, one student is selected. Nominations are made by classroom teachers and winners are selected by West 40, a suburban non-profit that provides support to public schools in Cook County.

On Feb. 11, during the school board’s monthly meeting, winners were announced.

At Betsy Ross, second-grader Fiona Satterfield is this year’s SCOTY winner; second-grader Juan Castro-Reyes is the winner from Garfield; at Field-Stevenson, Ryan O’Connor, a fifth-grader, won the award; at Grant-White, fifth-grader Juan Najera is the winner; and Patricia Carrera, an eighth-grade student, took the prize at the middle school.

Each student will be recognized March 17 during a ceremony at the Mannheim Middle School in Melrose Park.