Zonta names Woman of the Year, Lockport teachers win apple awards
June 1, 2012 3:22PM
Pat Perrier (from left), president of Zonta; Beth Colvin, winner of the 2012 Woman of the Year Award; and Yolanda Reyes, second vice president. | submitted photo
Updated: July 6, 2012 8:41AM
Zonta Club honors woman
JOLIET — Beth Colvin, a member of the Zonta Club of the Joliet Area, was chosen as the 2012 Woman of the Year.
The winner is chosen by the votes of her peers. This year’s winner was described as “a great leader and organizer,” “always cheerful and has the Zonta spirit” and “she works diligently for the club, community and friends.”
Colvin is a marketing sales manager with J-M Printers. She has been a member of Zonta since 2007 and was sponsored into the club by Pat Perrier.
Lockport teachers win Maroon Apples
LOCKPORT — The Lockport Township High School Foundation honored two teachers for “going above and beyond” by presenting its Maroon Apple Award.
Carin Cooper, a math teacher at East Campus, and Laura Gilbert, an English teacher at Central Campus, were named Maroon Apple winners for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year.
Cooper was chosen for her work with students in her CAT honors classes and remedial Algebra classes. She is a leader for the new common core state standards for the algebra curriculum and the school’s math team.
Gilbert was nominated for spending countless hours with the LTHS Drama Group and Group Interpretation, helping guide and direct students both on and off the stage.
Teen competing in pageant
Kelsey Carpenter, currently of Chicago and originally from Joliet, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National Miss Illinois Pageant to be held Sept. 1-2 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
Carpenter will participate in the age 16-18 division.
Counselors attend workshop
JOLIET — Joliet Township High School guidance counselors participated in the Three Rivers Education Partnership/ Will County Regional Office of Education Guidance Counselor workshop.
The workshop demonstrated how area businesses and guidance counselors are partnering to improve graduating students’ readiness to enter the workforce or attend college.
JTHS counselors attending were Roger Plechaty, Jennifer Lemberg, Yvette Jacquet and Douglas Schmuldt.
Guidance counselors also received on-site experience with business hiring and management executives and had the opportunity to collect career information for a local opportunities guidebook.
Joliet student awarded for history project
JOLIET — A Joliet student received a statewide award during the annual Illinois History Expo held May 3 in Springfield.
“The Illinois History Expo winners represent the state’s best history students and teachers. We applaud their dedication, ingenuity and excellence,” said Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Acting Director Jan Catherine Shannon..
Lauren Miller of Joliet West High School received the Illinois Society Colonial Dames’ 17th Century Award, which is presented for excellence in history projects, for her entry, “Rise of Illinois, One Tear at a Time.”