Ashton on dean's list
Brian Ashton of Bourbonnais, the son of Laura Ashton of Bourbonnais and Robert Ashton of Zionsville, Ind., has been named to the dean's high honors list for the fall 2007 semester at Marietta College. He is a graduate of Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School and is majoring in management.
Barber on dean's list
Gina Barber of Kankakee has been named to the fall 2007 semester dean's list at Olivet Nazarene University. She is a junior majoring in elementary education and a member of the Student Education Association. She is the daughter of Mary Barber of Kankakee and Bruce Barber of Champaign. She is a 2004 graduate of Bishop McNamara High School.
Blacklock on dean's list
Deanna Blacklock, a sophomore psychology major at Olivet Nazarene University, has been named to the fall 2007 semester dean's list. She is minoring in communications. She is the daughter of Connie Blacklock of Kankakee and Ron Blacklock of Wilmington and a 2006 graduate of Wilmington High School.
Judging team excels
The University of Illinois Livestock Judging Team, including Brian Down of Cabery, finished second in judging at the National Western Stock Show last month in Denver. He is the son of Chuck and Mary Jane Down of Cabery. He also owns and operates New Age Genetics, a swine breeding operation specializing in show pigs and seed stock animals.
NIU dean's list
Area residents were recently named to the fall 2007 dean's list at Northern Illinois University. They are: Bourbonnais, Elizabeth Geskie, Amy Glaves, April Klinger, Sarah Ninis, Adam White; Coal City, Andrew Brewer, Stephanie Rodriguez; Dwight, Kevin Davis; Kankakee, Aleisha Farrell, Megan Hoptry; Manhattan, Luke Athans, Jennifer Coon, Nicole Spreitzer; Manteno, Amanda Bever, Andrew Frame; Momence, Anthony Mason; Monee, Raeanna Frederici, Ashlee Hickey; Peotone, Melinda Karczewski and Aubrey Sim.
Area residents have been named to the Millikin University academic all-conference team for fall 2007, in conjunction with the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). They are: Kristen Sproat of Bourbonnais, junior, women's tennis, biology major, graduate of BBCHS; and Tracy Thorndyke of Piper City, junior, volleyball, elementary education major, graduate of Tri-Point High School.
Prevention peer leaders
Sixth-grade students from Martin L. King Middle Grade School and Kankakee District 111 Montessori have been trained as peer leaders in the Slick Tracy Home Team Program. Students trained from these participating schools include: Martin L. King Middle Grade School, Elia Hinojosa, Christopher Latty, William Pruitt, Deja Tanzy, Tyshawn Willis, Elise McKnight, Ciara Molina, Davon Myart, Rodney Mingo, Elena Toledo, Devon Burgard, Craig Butler, Danielle Fowler, Kyisha Hunt, Jose Perez, Tyriyona Bender, Taxavier Ford, Rubicel Lopez, Nakia Lunn, Analu Perez, Maritza Blanco, Adrian Garner, Ricardo Martinez, Selena Perez, Yorelly Villagomez, Ce'Asia White, Tanajah Hill, Teeajha Jackson, Yondale Phagan, and Teresa Zamarripa; Montessori, Sharras Caldwell, Melanie Guzman, George Lindsey-Dean and Zoya McCoy.
Reed-Custer High School
Reed-Custer High School recently announced its second semester honor roll.
Ellen Barton, Katelyn Norris, Kelli O'DonnellAmanda Studenka, Brianna Willis; Dakota Bowen, Kristina Campagna, Markie Casagrande, Allison Marshall, Courtney Meech, Kalena Michalec, Caitlyn Murphy, Stephen Ragain, Ashley Sadler, Jonathan Sadler, Timothy Schad; Samantha Calhoun, Charles Golaszewski, Kori Klover, Amy Lake, Eva Rachel, Gerald Trinka; Marisol Arreola, Alexis Deane, Rebecca Dolenak, Beth Erdmann, Katilin Faletti, Stephanie Franz, Christine Janak, Brittany Kure, Taylor Murphy, Lauren Nahas, Ashley Potempa, Ryan Price, Amanda Royalty, Samantha Schad, Angela Shapiro, Jacquelyn Staszak, Stephanie Stiles, Adam Swanson, Christina Termain, Bryan Thompson, Ellyn Vanderhyden, and Judah Wessman.
Hannah Beaudry, Steven Brice, Daniel Dillon, Heather Downey, Rebecca Flynn, Heidi Gruetzmacher, Alexander Hagberg, Allison Hagberg, Marcus Hrpcha, Jennifer James, Taylor Jensen, Breanna Joslin, Katrina Kryzaniak, Kayla Leigh, Ana Marchan, Jonathan Mathison, Melanie Mitchell, Marilyn Novy, Collin Persak, Sarah Pollack, Megan Rose, Megan Smith, Kathleen Tew, Haley Underwood, Grant VanHaelst, Britni Willis, Jacob Willis; Derek Albin, EmilyAnn Becker, Eileen Bollinger, Peter Dvorak, Rachel Graff, Kyle Haberkorn, Alyssa Howard, Rebecca Howard, Emily Immormino, Jessica Mack, Alexander Moore, Nicole Novy, William Paul, Kyle Riley, Jacob Sadler, Zachary Sadler, Sara Slick, Jacklyn Strouse, Jade Urban, Timothy Wilkerson; Ryan Albin, Rebecca Allison, Alyssa Berkland, Jacob Bolatto, Abby Brandolino, Taraca Chancey, Jasmine Costilla, Brian Dilcher, Caren Fierro, Jamie Fuhrmann, Destini Goodwin, Krystena Grimes, Ashly Hnetkovsky, Stefanie James, Edward Keenan, Katherine Kochan, Megan Lovino, Maura Maguire, Kelsi McMahan, Jessica Pivonka, Kayla Richmond, Alex Stanley, Lindsey Stewart, Brent Sumner, Christopher Tidmore, Sonia Torres, Lauren Urban, Rebecca Votta, Kaitlin Walsh, Alexandra Wenckowski; Holly Balda, Laura Begeske, Sarah Brummerstedt, Ellen Bushue, Paige Chodur, Elise Crater, Anthony Davis, Steven DeBoer, Christine DeJaynes, Michael Eller, Melissa Foster, Cassandra Grohler, Nicholas Jedryck, Randi Kelsey, Christopher Keymon, Alex King, Jennifer Lavicka, Christopher Luttrell, Samantha Mendez, Cheenah Mitsdarffer, Jennifer Molenda, Andrew Molloy, Taylor Money, Stephanie Monson, Michael Novy, Kurstin Oelschlager, Micheal Oldham, Gabryel Ording, Melissa Perry, Taylor Quigley, Paul Rackouski, Alex Reardon, Brandi Reinbacher, Danielle Roggetz, Taylor Stroud, Elizabeth Tew, Lindsey Thomas, Michael Trinka, Nicole Wanda, Kristen Watters, and Alisa Wood.
Kaitlyn Buck, Kelsey Cavelle, Jessica Elsner, Kourtni Fitzwater, Nicholas Franz, Cory Fuhrmann, Michael Horn, Stephanie Howard, Alexander Lane, Ryan Loomis, Alyssa Muzzarelli, Michael Nelson, Connor Pickard, Jacob Porterfield, Katie Robinson, Makenna Runty, Natalie Shanna, Robert Shorkey, Morgan St. Aubin, Emily Supple, Abigail Underwood, Lucas Vandermyde, Amy VanKuiken, Staci Wood, Maralee Zeb; Nathan Allwood, Carli Angone, Jason Baker, James Benson, Tyler Bieda, Brandon Bobal, Sean Davis, Michael Doll, Shela Dome, Deanna Donnelly, Jonathon Dragovan, Chase Fisher, Michael Gorman, Nathan Grant, Matthew Gruetzmacher, Taylor Humphries, Jennifer Karraker, Nicole Kubinski, Monica Martineau, Ivan Martinez, Miranda Minor, Christal Morfin, Aaron Post, Jacqulin Rall, Garrett Sandefur, Samantha Schopf, Stevie Sierzega, Zachary Speed, Bryan Wade; Michael Baker, Casey Barnes, Thomas Breen, David Bunting, Amanda Cavanaugh, Meagan Conrad, Jennifer Crump, Sasha Drew, Jacob Evans, John Harvey, Anna Hicks, Kinzie Kuchenbecker, Brandie Ledoux, Michael Lovino, Kyle Maca, Sergio Martinez, Meghan Mass, Shannon Matke, Donald Monson, Jessica Murry, Robert Ortega, Krista Owen, Adam Smit, Richard Soltyski, Rebecca Strylowski, Emily Webber, Bryan Wren, Emily Wruk, Krystle Zubik; Samantha Alderson, Christopher Altiery, Matthew Brown, Kyle Cavanaugh, Kaylee Cromp, Ryan Donnelly, Brett Emanuelson, Timothy Giffin, Katilyn Hagberg, John Hensel, Ashley Higgins, Bernadette Hren, Joshua Isberg, Edward Koenig, Justin Kunz, Bryan Lenig, Gary Ledoux, Jessica Lee, JeriLyn Mandac, Michael Massey, Felix Millet, Patrick Osipavicius, Ahja Roberts, Wil Roff, Colten Root, August Rosenthal, Kyle Runty, Angelica Serna, Jacklyn Tarulis, Timothy VanDuyne, Amber Waddell, Emily Wade, Alaina White, and Alexander Wright.
Through the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program, more than 7,000 scholarships and prizes totaling over $1.5 million have been awarded since 2001. This year, Kohl's plans to award another 1,900 kids ages 6 to 18 with $300,000 in scholarships and prizes. Awards range from $50 to $5,000 to recognize their selfless acts. To nominate a young volunteer for a Kid Who Cares scholarship, visit www.kohlskidswhocare.com. Nominations are accepted through March 15. Two nominees from each of Kohl's 900+ stores will win a $50 Kohl's gift card; 190 of them will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten volunteers will earn national recognition winning scholarships worth $5,000 toward post-secondary education. Kohl's will also contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner.
Minority Teacher scholarship
Minority students seeking a career as preschool, elementary school, or secondary school teachers may be eligible for a state-sponsored Minority Teacher Scholarship that could provide up to $5,000 a year for education expenses. Applicants must be legal residents of Illinois, of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American or Native American descent, and are required to make a commitment to teach one year for every year of financial assistance in an Illinois school where minority students make up at least 30 percent of the enrollment. Applications for the Minority Teacher of Illinois Scholarship, which is offered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, must be submitted online at the ISAC Web site, www.collegezone.com. For priority consideration, students should submit an application by March 1.
The HomeStar Education Foundation Scholarship has extended their deadline to Feb. 22. Applications are available online at http://www.HomeStarBank.com, at local high school guidance offices, and at the following HomeStar Bank locations: 435 E. North Street, Bradley; 576 Latham Dr., Bourbonnais; 303 Section Line Rd., Manteno; 19614 S. LaGrange Rd., Mokena; 187 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee; and 25640 S. Gougar Rd., Manhattan. Applications can be delivered in person to any HomeStar Bank location or mailed to Home-Star Bank, Marketing Department, 435 E. North St., Bradley, IL 60915.
Illinois Future Teacher
Students planning a teaching career in Illinois can apply on line for a state-sponsored scholarship. The Illinois Future Teacher Corps Scholarship offers financial assistance to students on the junior or senior level who are enrolled in a teacher education program at an Illinois college or university. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which awards the scholarships, has applications on line at their Web site, www.collegezone.com. The deadline for priority consideration is March 1.