May 2, 2012 3:12PM
Updated: June 7, 2012 8:02AM
Teen selected for orchestra
FRANKFORT — A Lincoln-Way East High School musician was selected to participate in the 2012 Honors Orchestra of America Festival, giving him an opportunity to play alongside musicians from across the country and share the stage with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
“It’s a cool experience to be in a (performance) hall like that,” said Scott Mitchell, a senior at Lincoln-Way East High School who performed March 16 and 17 with the 2012 Honors Orchestra of America at Indianapolis’ Hilbert Circle Theatre.
JCA Hall of Fame induction
JOLIET — They have been revered as pillars of the Joliet Catholic Academy community for decades — Barb Bertino, Dave Douglas, Marge Lakota, Virginia Lovell-Mladic, Peg Stoiber and Christine Voss.
In an event organized by Bill Pender, JCA’s assistant principal, those six longtime, respected employees of the school were inducted into JCA’s Hall of Fame.
They were cheered on by the student body, faculty members and past inductees, including James Barello, William Bayci, Rosemarie Costa, Ed and Gloria Dollinger, Sheila Fry, Frank Golf, Mary Anne Hartnett, Jose Lopez and Sister Faith Szambelanczyk, the retired president/CEO of the school.
Students’ art honored
NEW LENOX — Lincoln-Way Central students Sami Perillo and Jessicca Thompson received word that their artwork has been awarded a Silver Key in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2012 in New York City.
Their work will be on display at Carnegie Hall in New York in May.
Perillo won for her pencil drawing “My Savior,” and Thompson won for her acrylic painting “Grandpa George.”
This year, 200,000 works of art and writing were submitted for the competition. Only the top 1,500 student submissions were chosen to be recognized at the national level.