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KHS alum to graduate from Rush University Medical College

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CHICAGO—Andrew Wood, a 2005 graduate of Kaneland High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will graduate from Rush University Medical College on May 23. He will continue his education with a residency program at Rose Medical Center in Denver, to study family medicine.

Local students named to Ripon College dean’s list

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RIPON, WIS.—Elburn residents Nathaniel Davidson and Paul Meuer were named to the Ripon College dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Davidson, a junior majoring in history, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Davidson of Elburn. Meuer, a senior majoring in environmental studies, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Meuer of Elburn.

Borg inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

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BATON ROUGE, LA.—Kelsey Borg of Maple Park was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Borg is pursuing a degree in communication disorders at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Borg is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as well as faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Kurian of Elburn studies abroad through the ‘Augustana In Australia’ program

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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Alex Kurian of Elburn was among the 50 Augustana College students who studied and worked in Sydney, Australia, for the first two months of 2013.

The international study program known as “Augustana in Australia” places students in career-relevant positions in Sydney and immerses them in Australian culture. Over 250 students have participated in the program in the last seven years.

Kurian is a senior at Augustana, and is majoring in business administration-management. He interned at SalDoce Fine Foods.

Local students named to Augustana College winter term dean’s list

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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—The following local students were named to the Augustana College dean’s list for the 2012-13 winter term: Emma Anderson (psychology and sociology-social welfare), Kristina Bowen (biology and environmental studies), Emily Butts (elementary education), Margaret Clarkson (business administration-marketing), Benjamin Hodges (biology), Casey Komel (biology education), Alex Kurian (business administration-management) and Chassidy Mangers (communication sciences and disorders), all of Elburn; Danilo Bruno (Spanish and Spanish education), Malory Groen (liberal studies), Tara Groen (biochemistry), Anna Novotny (communication sciences and disorders) and Kylie Siebert (liberal studies), all of Sugar Grove; and Benjamin Damisch (liberal studies) of Maple Park.

Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for courses taken during the term.

Zander honored at St. Olaf College

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NORTHFIELD, MINN.—Hilary Zander of Elburn was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual Honors Day convocation on May 3. Zander is a biology and sociology/anthropology major, and holds additional honors including membership in Lambda Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. She is the daughter of William and Donna Zander.

Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright scholars, Goldwater scholars, and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.

Pauls of Sugar Grove inducted into AU’s Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa

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AURORA—Catherine Pauls of Sugar Grove on April 16 was inducted into the Aurora University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, a society that recognizes achievement in the areas of scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social or religious activities and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.

DeVoss earns honors from University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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LINCOLN, NEB.—Katie DeVoss of Elburn was among more than 1,700 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students recognized in conjunction with the All-University Honors Convocation on April 14.

DeVoss, a freshman in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources was honored as a high scholar for earning placement in the top 10 percent of her class.

Local residents named to NCC dean’s list

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NAPERVILLE, ILL.—The following local residents were named to the North Central College dean’s list for the winter 2012 term: Elaine Cannell, Melissa Schmidt, Ryan Stasell and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; and Jessica Arnold, Lauren Companiott, Drew French, Joseph Garlinsky, Madison Limbrick, Brooke Patterson, Amanda Peterson and Bryan Renaud, all of Sugar Grove.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 for the term while enrolled as full-time students.

Deja-Schultz receives NIU’s Outstanding Women Student Award

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DEKALB—Gayle Deja-Schultz, a Sugar Grove resident and returning adult student at Northern Illinois University, was recently named the recipient of the Outstanding Women Student Award for the 2013 graduating class.

The award is part of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, and is intended to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions to the university on the part of its graduating women.

“It was an honor just to be nominated, and I am absolutely thrilled to be a recipient of the award,” Deja-Schultz said.

Deja-Schultz is running as a Sugar Grove Village Board candidate on the April 9 General Election ballot.

WCC student trustee named Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar

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SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College student trustee K.C. Vogt, an Aurora resident, was recently named a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar.

Vogt received the $1,000 scholarship based on his grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service. In addition to serving as Waubonsee’s student trustee, he is also the chair of the Illinois Community College Board’s Student Advisory Committee (ICCB-SAC).

A member of Phi Theta Kappa, Vogt maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA as a biology major, with plans to eventually go on to medical school to become a gastroenterologist.

Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the academic team recognizes 50 gold, 50 silver and 50 bronze scholars from community colleges around the nation.

More than 1,800 applications were received this year.

KHS’ Miller named to Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois class of 2013

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KANELAND—Kaneland High School senior Daniel Miller was recently selected as one of 135 members of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois class of 2013.

The program is highly competitive and seeks the best and brightest youth interested in a teaching career. The number of nominations received by the program exceeded 1,200.

Miller will enroll at Illinois State University with a major in elementary education.

Local residents inducted into Waubonsee honor societies

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SUGAR GROVE—The following local residents were recently inducted into Waubonsee Community College honor societies:

• Alpha Beta Gamma—Nicholas Webb of Elburn, John Cruz and Cristina Shorkey of

• Alpha Sigma Lambda—Marion Bond and Alice Brinda of Montgomery

• National Technical Honor Society— Amanda Meyer, Megan Scott and Theresa Smith of Elburn; Nickolas Felbinger, Nicholas Fornero and Victoria Martin of Sugar Grove; Travis Hurd, Amanda James, James Kopin, Mary Mawyer, Georgina Nunez and Cristina Shorkey, all of Montgomery

• Phi Theta Kappa—Shaela Collins, Adam Grams, Amanda Meyer, William Osborne, Justin Salazar and Megan Scott, all of Elburn; Lauren Allen and Emily Neely of Sugar Grove; Ariel Geraghty, Vernon Gochee and Tara Martin of Maple Park; Marisa Ascencio, Marion Bond, Alice Brinda, Melissa Claussen, Leeza Corirossi, Pedro Diaz, Cheyanne Harmon, Jacob Hood, Julie Horne, Amanda James, James Kopin, Mary Mawyer, Georgina Nunez, Kaeli Penry, Justin Rethwisch, Tomasz Sobieraj, Tara Wagner, Alexis Wainwright, Karly Whittington, Yoseph Willis and Daniel Zambrano, all of Montgomery.

• Salute Veterans National Honor Society—Johnathan Richards, of Sugar Grove; Pedro Diaz, James Kopin and Sandra Delverde of Montgomery.

Gaston of SG named to Berklee College of Music dean’s list

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BOSTON—Alec Gaston of Sugar Grove was named to the Berklee College of Music’s dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.

To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above.

The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today’s music industry. Four-year degrees are offered in performance, jazz composition, music production and engineering, film scoring, music business/management, composition, music synthesis, contemporary writing and production, music education, songwriting, music therapy and professional music.

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