Mendota student recognized for outstanding artistic talent

Mendota High School student Teghan Tillman, left, and MHS art teacher Brock Sondgeroth display some of Tillman’s artwork at the Mad Hatter Ball. Tillman was one of seven area high school students honored at this year’s event. (Photos contributed)

PERU – Mendota High School junior Teghan Tillman was among this year’s class of students recognized by North Central Illinois ARTworks at the third annual Mad Hatter Ball on Sept. 20. Tillman, who was honored for her outstanding visual artistic talent, is the daughter of Joseph Tillman and Candy Bonnell.

Proceeds from the Mad Hatter Ball benefit programs and activities of NCI ARTworks. NCI ARTworks is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and expanding the arts community in LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties through three initiatives: artistic collaboration, educational outreach, and art space development. Find them on Facebook and at


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