April 11, 2012 2:22PM
Pictured are Shorewood Lions Club/Wm.B. Orenic Intermdiate School sixth-grade students and Troy Middle School seventh/eighth-grade students.
Updated: May 13, 2012 8:03AM
Students excel in competition
MINOOKA — Several Minooka High School students who are taking a course at Grundy Area Vocational Center participated in the annual Illinois Health Occupations Students of America State Leadership Conference in Decatur.
The following students placed in the top 10:
Dental terminology: Megan Schmidt, second; and Cassie Abbott.
Clinical nursing: Jessica Vath, third; Kala Johannes; Marylin Roman; and Jordyn Beck.
Sports medicine: Sarah Hundt and Cece Mejia.
Healthy lifestyle: Jessica Vath.
Medical photography: Alyssa Spina.
Researched persuasive speaking: Marylin Roman, second.
Biomedical debate: Tanell Jennings, Brittany Hansen (Morris High), Emily Hansen (Morris High); Cassie Abbott, Carly Spirakes and Jade Reiss.
Health education: Lauren Tippy, Alannah Morgan, Brooke Newman and Marylin Roman.
Illinois state essay: Amanda Wilke.
Troy students of the month
SHOREWOOD — The Shorewood Lions Club/Troy Students of the Month for February are as follows:
W.B. Orenic Intermediate School: sixth-graders Amanda Moldovan, the daughter of Richard and Patricia Moldovan; David Sandoval, the son of Martin and Guillermina Sandoval; Carlos Vasquez, the son of Gabriel and Sandra Vasquez; and Andrea Torres, the daughter of Rebecca Meehan.
Troy Middle School: seventh-graders Gloria Choate, the daughter of John and Regina Choate; Hector Ortiz, the son of Hector and Rose Ortiz; Dylan Heyduk, the son of Gary and Denise Heyduk; eighth-graders Mason Messina, the son of Christopher and Erika Messina; Abigail Hammond, the daughter of Allan and Nancy Hammond; Alexis Smith, the daughter of Jamie Smith and Craig Smith; and ACA/AMA Isabella Sadler, the daughter of Daniel and Penny Sadler.
Art students succeed in contest
MORRIS — The NIB12 Art Conference was held at Streator High School, with 10 students from Morris High School attending.
Students receiving awards were Isabella Hatch, second place for her mixed media titled “The Roaring Twenties”; Emma Harrington, second place for her abstract coil vessel; Jacob Komperda, second place for his wheel thrown; and Destiny Fulkerson, third place with her wheel thrown.
Also providing artwork for the show were: Emily Ashworth, radial design done in tempera paint; Shelby Countryman, still life done in charcoal; Selene Gabaldon, self-portrait done in oil paint titled “Depression”; Taylor Johnson, triptych done in oil paint titled “Autumn Rain”; Brooke Smith, hand-built ceramics; and Anna Lunde, hand built.
Students celebrate Pi Day
NEW LENOX — Providence Catholic High School math teacher Molly Duffy celebrated Pi Day with her students.
During her geometry classes, Duffy had each student bring in five circular objects. Students measured the circumference and diameter of each object using a piece of yarn and a ruler.
In addition, the Providence math team took first in Division 3AA at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Competition. The win qualified the team to travel to the 2012 ICTM State Finals on May 5 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.