Hall of Fame - Matthew Cordell
Mr. Mathew Cordell, a 1993 graduate of Hillcrest High School, is an author and illustrator of children’s books. While at Hillcrest, Cordell won the school’s Art Student of the Year award and Gold Key Scholastic Art Award. Cordell studied graphic design at Winthrop University, and later moved to Chicago to pursue his passion, graphic design and the fine arts. Soon, his paintings and drawings were being shown in galleries throughout the Windy City. Cordell is the 2018 Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf and the Snow, which also received a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award. He is the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children’s books, and he speaks to students at schools across the nation about the joy of writing and drawing.