May 29, 2012 6:48PM
Immaculate Conception School sixth-grader Nathan Korte and art teacher Joe Corsello. | submitted photo
Updated: July 1, 2012 11:30AM
MORRIS — Immaculate Conception School sixth-grader Nathan Korte was a winner in the Annual Joliet Catholic Academy Sixth Grade Art Contest.
Students entering the Contest were asked to create a picture of what they might see when looking out a window. Nathan, along with art teacher, Joe Corsello, were honored at the National Art Honor Society induction that was held at Joliet Catholic.
Scholastic Bowl Captain
JOLIET — Joliet Central High School junior Jacob Wagner was recognized for his service as the JCHS Scholastic Bowl Captain. Wagner was nominated by his coach and approved by the Regional Coaches Association.
Wagner’s team is an All-Conference and All-Sectional winning team. He is also one of the top 12 players in the regional conference and has a cumulative GPA of 4.33.
Mock Trial Invitational
JOLIET — Ten students from Joliet West High School competed in the 2012 Illinois State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Invitational held in Springfield.
The competition is sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago. Students take the roles of attorneys and witnesses, and a panel of Illinois lawyers and judges rate the students on performance.
“The Mock Trial students are a motivated and dedicated group that worked together as a cohesive team to create an effective trial plan for competition,” said JTHS sponsor Cara Giovanazzi.
West students recognized for participation are Camille Vincente, Anna Walker, Elija Book, Myra Peres, Kyle Kopchak, and Frank Spesia.
Vinay Rao and Corey Kopchak were recognized for Outstanding Attorney; and Margaret Spesia and Preston Hobgood recognized for Outstanding Witness.
Youth Leadership Forum
JOLIET — Joliet Central High School student Jasmine Moore will participate in the 2012 National Youth Leadership Forum this summer in Houston.
The forum is held each year in 18 different cities and helps prepare gifted students for their academic future and professional careers.
Students are nominated to attend the forum by teachers, community mentors, or forum alumni.
FRANKFORT — The Lincoln-Way East High School Winter Guard wrapped up its competitive season with a second-place finish at the Midwest Colorguard Circuit Finals in LaPorte, Ind.
The team of five students worked hard throughout the season with their interpretive dance movements, flags, mock rifles and mock sabers, improving their score with each performance.
“The members of the Lincoln-Way East group, though small in numbers, are mighty in spirit and talent,” said Clif Smith, chair of the music department at Lincoln-Way East.
Team members include Brigid Clark, Brigitte Waldier, Vanessa Jimenez, Michelle Lindeman and Caroline McCahey.
The girls were led by staff members Karen Hart, Cara Lawson and Caryn Lawson.
All three instructors are Lincoln-Way grads.
IHSA band competition
JOLIET — The Joliet West High School Syphonic Wind and Concert Bands earned first place, division 1 ratings at the IHSA Organizational Band Competition held at Rich East High School in Forest Park.
“On a 40 point scale, the Symphonic Wind Band received a 39.5, 39.5 and a perfect 40 from each of the three judges,” said Joliet West High School Band Director Kevin Carroll.