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THREE RECEIVE MERIT AWARDS
Hinsdale Central High School students Daniel Leung and Alyssa Lee, along with Fenwick High School’s Elizabeth Rogowski of Hinsdale, have each received $2,500 National Merit scholarships.
Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
These scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.
D181 RECOGNIZES RETIRING TEACHERS
The Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 Board recognized teachers who are retiring at the end of this school year at its May 18 meeting.
Among the retirees are
Clarendon Hills Middle School — Carol Dronzek (PE, 21 years) and Jennifer Wilton (resource teacher, 34 years)
Hinsdale Middle School — Victoria Johnston (resource teacher, 15 years), Gregory Schram, (applied tech, 20 years), Linda Tetreault (MRC director, 16 years) and Donna Vorreyer (language arts, 30 years)
Elm School — Brenda Sanders (kindergarten, 36 years)
Madison School — Elizabeth Kunesh (reading specialist, 17 years), Joanne Trumbull (kindergarten, 19 years) and Jennifer Garnett (instructional assistant, 16 years)
TEENS EARN WRITING AWARDS
Hinsdale Central High School juniors Audrey Giltner and David Bynan earned awards from the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in the organization’s annual writing contest.
Giltner took the top spot in the prose category for her piece titled “Make the Day Worth Something,” while Bynan received an honorable mention in the Prose Category for his piece titled “A Box Would Be Great.”
STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER AT HC
Hinsdale Central High School recognized its Students of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 school year.
They are Louisa Brorson (art), Jessica Kratka (business), Sawyer Groszek (English), Maria Chibucos (FACS), Emma Schackart (mathematics), Ashley Murphy (music), Zamaan Qureshi (physical education), Amanda Shrader (science), Mariella Andrews (social studies), John Tischke (technology education), Abigail Antinossi (world languages) and Alexander Ovan (school service leader).
STUDENT NAMED PHI BETA KAPPA
Alyson Chatterjee of Hinsdale was selected as a junior for membership in Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Michigan.
About 35 juniors at the university each year are invited to join the school’s chapter of the academic honor society, which was founded in 1776.
The induction and initiation ceremony, which was set for April 5, has been postponed due to COVID-19.
COLLEGE STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LISTS
Several students from Hinsdale have been named to the dean’s list or equivalent at their respective college or university for the spring 2020 semester.
Lucia Battaglia, Belmont University
George Bull, University of Vermont
Aspasia Chrones, Belmont University
Claire DeWitt, Belmont University
Taylor Glenn, Bradley University
Grace Heimke, Belmont University
Joshua Kirkham, Bradley University
Andrea Kopp, Belmont University
Eric Miscimarrra, University of Utah
Olivia Morrissey, St. Mary’s College
Michael Moser, DePauw University
Mitchell Mulvihill, DePauw University
Mary Murphy, St. Mary’s College
Molly Murphy, St. Mary’s College
Maclain Neal, DePauw University
Lindsey Riker, University of Mississippi
Grace Risinger, Bucknell University
Emily Shabes, DePauw University
Mary Shryock, University of Mississippi
Anna Smagala, St. Mary’s college
Daniel Veselik, St. Norbert College
Amanda Witzel, Bradley University
The following students were named to the dean’s list at Colgate University for the fall 2019 semester in an April 20 announcement.
Anna Brown, dean’s award with distinction