Johnson-Phelps Programs

2018 Nominations for Admission to the U.S. Service Academies.

Congressman Dan Lipinski has nominated 18 young men and women from the Third Congressional District for Admission to the U.S. Service Academies.

"One of the duties of this office that I cherish the most is the honor to nominate young men and women for our country's prestigious service academies," Rep. Lipinski told the nominees. "Every year, applications come into my office from the district's best and brightest students who have demonstrated the ability to lead and have the heart and courage to serve our nation. Thank you for your willingness to serve others. With you as our future leaders, I know our nation will be in good hands."

Nominated members are:
West Point - Mary Foley of Carl Sandburg HS, Joseph Imburgia of Lockport Township HS, Luis Martinez of Phoenix Military Academy, Justin Hobart of Amos Alonzo Stagg HS, Evan Lee of Romeoville HS and Joseph McGuire of St. Ignatius College Prep HS.
Air Force Academy - Giselle Andrade of Morton West HS, Ryan Celestino of Lockport Township HS, Kurt Hillebrand, Nathan Ocampo of Lyons Township HS, Nicholas Baumel of Nazareth Academy, Jake Cooley of IL Math & Science Academy, James Miranda Jr. of Randolph Macon Academy and Alexander Pup of Fenwick HS.
Naval Academy - Jacquelyn Doyle of Fenwick HS, Jake Karczewski of Montini Catholic HS and William Flowers of Victor J. Andrew HS.
Merchant Marine Academy - Katherine Sanchez of Marist HS.

From left to right:

Brian Gray - Blue and Gold Officer, U.S. Naval Academy

Congressman Daniel Lipinski

Roy Johnson - Johnson-Phelps VFW Commander

State Senator Michael Hastings - U.S. Military Academy at West Point U.S. Army

2017 Voice of Democracy & Patriots Pen Scholarship Competitions

Members of the Johnson-Phelps VFW Post & Ladies Auxiliary- #5220-Oak Lawn, IL. are proud to announce the winners of their Patriots Pen Scholarship Competition.

Corrin Smith, a 7th grade student at Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, in Oak Lawn, IL, was awarded 1st Place in the VFW 3rd District & Auxiliary's Patriot's Pen Essay competition "The America I Believe In". Corrin was sponsored by Johnson-Phelps VFW & Auxiliary Post 5220.

Johnson Phelps VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, Gayle Bukowski and Post Commander, Rich Bukowski.

3rd District VFW Commander Bill Muth and 3rd District Auxiliary President Marvie Wisniewski.

Corrin reads her essay, "The America I Believe In".

Corrin proudly shows her medallion and trophy. 

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School Teacher, Kate Ryan with her Student, Corrin Smith.

Post VFW Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay contest winner, Justin Aubin, of Brother Rice HS with Post Cmdr. Rich Bukowski & Past State Cmdr. Joseph Stachon.

Post and Auxiliary Nominee for the 2016-17 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award, Kate Ryan of Oak-Lawn Hometown Middle School, with Cmdr. Rich Bukowski, Auxiliary Pres. Sue Opila, and Auxiliary Americanism Chairman Gayle Bukowski.