LOMBARD – Montini Catholic High School in Lombard inducted St. Charles resident Glenn Shimkus, Class of 1988, into its Hall of Fame on Sept. 6.
According to a news release from the school, Shimkus was inducted for his impact in the business and civic community. The release states that Shimkus is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience. He is currently the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at the National Association of REALTORS®, the largest trade association in the United States.
Also inducted was Westmont resident Peter Cappetta, Class of 2007.
The release states that both inductees humbly expressed their gratitude to Montini's selection committee for being chosen to join 134 fellow Bronco alumni whose names and photos adorn Montini Catholic's 'Wall of Fame.'
"I am truly honored to have been inducted into the Montini Hall of Fame, knowing the quality of education that the school has provided over the past 50+ years and the tremendous alumni that attended," stated Glenn Shimkus, who gave an emotional speech acknowledging his family, especially wife, Shantel. "It was such a fun night for my family, friends and myself and I was impressed by all of the activities surrounding the induction. I have always been proud to be a Montini alumni and can unquestionably say that the education and discipline that I received at Montini has served as the foundation for my life-long desire to learn and the success I have had in my career. I am proud to now be a member of the Montini Hall of Fame and the night of the induction is one I will never forget."
The Montini Catholic Alumni Hall of Fame was established to recognize graduates who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, leadership, positive community impact or contribution to the school.
Any Montini Catholic graduate can be nominated for the Hall of Fame based on the criteria above. A committee of 21 vote for their selection from the nominees, who must receive 70% of the vote to be selected as an inductee to the Hall of Fame.