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The following area residents made the dean's list at Western Illinois University in Macomb for the fall 2012 semester.

Joshua Leonard, Emily McCormick, Steven Moran and David Van Ngo, all of Evergreen Park; Michelle Klutcharch and Christina Makropoulos, both of Hickory Hills; Colleen Krasichand.

Meagan Lindemulder of Oak Lawn; Joshua Gentile of Palos Hills; and Amanda Vanoskey of Worth.

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Julia Volk, an Oak Lawn resident and student at Walther Lutheran High School, has been admitted to Concordia University- St. Paul for the fall 2013 semester. Volk was awarded the Presidents and Lutheran Heritage scholarships.

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Lewis University graduate Ashley Ellis of Oak Lawn received the Father Aquinas Colgan Award during the university's undergraduate commencement ceremonies held Dec. 16. The award is given to a graduating senior at each of undergraduate commencement ceremony held in May and December. Ellis graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal social justice.

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Krystle Conrad of Chicago Ridge made the dean's list at the Rochester Institute of Technology for the fall 2012 semester. Conrad is studying in the university's Center for Multidisciplinary Studies.

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Queen of Peace High School student Michelle Frederick, a graduate of St. Gerald School in Oak Lawn, earned the Cook County Sheriff's Youth Service Medal of Honor. The award is given annually to Cook County residents in grades nine through 12 who have provided meaningful volunteer service to their communities. Frederick served more than 100 hours to achieve the honor.

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The following Oak Lawn residents made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Monmouth College. Jeffrey Kelleher, senior psychology major; Angela Peradotto, senior business administration major; and Mark Roepke, senior business administration major.

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University of St. Francis (Joliet) student Kenny Mason, of Oak Lawn, is part of a group of students who are helping to raise money intended to help feed starving children around the world. St. Francis student leaders are teaming with nonprofit Christian organization Feed My Starving Children to host a "mobile pack" event on the university's campus this spring. Feed My Starving Children works to feed malnourished children in more than 70 countries around the world through a meal-packing program in which "MannaPacks" - scientifically formulated, dehydrated meals that are measured to provide the right amount of nourishment for starving children - are manually packed by volunteers. The committee's goal is to raise $22,000 in order to provide 100,000 meals.

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Oak Lawn residents Robert Dee, David Janet, Madalyn Phillips and Catherine Smith made the dean's list for the fall 2012 term at North Central College in Naperville.