Mokena residents named Advanced Placement Scholar Award recipients
A group of Mokena residents were among the 47 Providence Catholic High School students recently announced as Advance Placement Scholar Award recipients, a school news release said.
Mokena's Alyson Duzansky, a senior, was one of three students who qualified for the National AP Scholar Award, the release said. In order to qualify for the award, students must earn an average grade of 4 or higher (exams are scored a five-point scale) on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams, the release said.
She and Mokena resident Brian Daniher, also a senior, were among the 16 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. In order to qualify for the award, students must earn an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exam taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more exams, the release said.
Mokena residents George McCabe, Grace Morrison and Maeve Pell, all seniors, were among nine students who qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams, the release said.
And Mokena residents and seniors Bridget Flaherty and Matthew Martensen were among the 22 students who qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher, the release said.
About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP exams qualified for AP Scholar Awards, the release said.
Mokena residents to perform in 'Little Women the Musical'
Numerous Mokena residents will perform in and help produce Providence Catholic High School Theatre Club's production of "Little Women the Musical," which is scheduled to run Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3, at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Theatre in Joliet, a school news release said.
The lead cast includes Mokena's Erin Campbell as Marmee.
The supporting cast includes Mokena residents Brad Baldys as Knight and Carly Prekwas as Rodrigo 2.
The ensemble includes Mokena residents Jessica Baldys, Johanna Bastas and Collette O'Connell.
The crew includes Mokena's Madi Jager.
SUMMIT HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT 161
Fall concert set for Oct. 22
The Summit Hill School District 161 Music Department will present its 28th annual fall music concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Lincoln-Way North High School, according to a news release.
The concert, "The Sound of Music ... in Film," will feature vocal and instrumental music connected to the movies, the release said.
Fourth- through eighth-grade students from every district school will participate, and admission is free, the release said.
Band to play Veterans Day program
The Summit Hill Junior High School Symphonic band will present its sixth annual Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 7, in the school's cafetorium, a news release said.
The program, for which no admission will be charged, will feature patriotic music, recognition of the band students' family veterans, family stories and a slide show and family veterans' personal memorabilia, the release said.
Communications class members give final speeches
Students enrolled in Mrs. Tina Yiakos's first-term communications class at Summit Hill Junior High recently gave their final speeches, a school news release said.
The students, who have practiced giving eulogies, wedding speeches and monologues this semester, were required to dress up and present a piece of media news, the release said.
Pictured are Jamie Williams (back row, left to right), Colleen McCauley, Hailey Gillio, Kelly Millies, Patrick Kaminski, Megan Blaney, Courtney Williams, Mrs. Tina Yiakos, Sara Ansari, Hailey O'Malley, Tsubasa Shimamoto, Patrick Eminger, Alyssa Barker; Jacob DeAlba-Kirpach (middle row), Robert Holycross, Josef Cermak; and Nick Forlenza (front). The students all completed Mrs. Tina Yiakos's communications class at Summit Hill Junior High School, a news release said. photos submitted
LINCOLN-WAY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestlers volunteer at forest preserve event in Mokena
Members of the Lincoln-Way Central High School wresting team volunteered Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Will County Forest Preserve's fifth annual Cruise the Creek event, a free family bike ride that runs from New Lenox through Mokena and parts of Frankfort, a Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 news release said.
The wrestlers helped oversee registration and activity tables throughout the event, the release said.
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