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Rachel Baldwin of Evergreen Park; Megan E. Doherty and Brittany Mirkiewicz, both of Hickory Hills; Caitlin Corcoran and Alexander Zemke, both of Oak Lawn; and Jillian Burnickas of Worth made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis.

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Richards High School senior Rebecca Dunterman, of Chicago Ridge, is a recipient of Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors Scholarship, which covers four years of tuition, fees and housing. High school students with an ACT score of 32 or higher and a grade point average of 3.5 or greater are eligible for the scholarship.

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Briana Sevik of Palos Hills made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Monmouth College in Jacksonville. Sevik is a junior majoring in interpreter preparation program (American sign language).

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Elizabeth Ann Scanlon of Evergreen Park made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Rhode Island.

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The following area residents made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semster at Lewis University.

 Chicago Ridge

Theresa Galdek and Eric Munoz.

Evergreen Park

John Schergen, Michelle Vucsko and Amanda Williamson.

Hickory Hills

Kaitlyn Curtis, Samantha Fox, Josh Hamel, Lauren Harrison, Allison Jones, Tanya KaMichinski, Maciej Kuklinski, Truc-Giang Nguyen, Nermean Khatib, Niki Brown, Alexander Lopez, Lukasz Kramarz, Shanna Dove and James Sinclair.

Oak Lawn

Sophia Barakat, Luke McKee, Thomas Olsson, Shannon Ott, Ariel Zarate, Mary Linane, Mutasem Daineh, Ashley Buerger, Kevin Barker, Kelly Tillman, Alfredo Melendez, Agnieszka Rychtarczyk, Christina Pender, Lauren Howard, Kaylene Chocola and Shannon Mankowski.

Palos Hills

Jack Gunka, Ruta Grabauskaite, Stephen Kurek, Corinne Tomkins, Anna Kaszewski, Shada Shublaq, Rebecca Gonzalez, Victoria Vent, Kathy Liput and Kerry McGowan.

Worth

Emanuel Valdez, Brooke Keller and Kathleen Skopec.

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Evergreen Park High School graduate David Hector was recognized last October for scoring a 36, the highest possible score, on the ACT college and career readiness exam.

Fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top composite score of 36. Of the more than 1.66 million American students in the graduating class of 2012 who took the test across the nation, 781 achieved a 36.

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Mary C. Collier of Oak Lawn made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Kerry Marmozewicz, Daniel Montgomery and Michael Olsson, all of Oak Lawn.

Ronald Altman of Hickory Hills; and Michael Grice of Worth made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Elmhurst College.

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The following area residents made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Emily Lajeunesse and Tara McQuillan, both of Evergreen Park; Christian Villanueva of Hickory Hills; and Austin Lenz, Joel Haberkorn, Cody Haberkorn, Andrew Roberts, Matthew Black and Michelle Nudo and Kyle Kalchbrenner, all of Oak Lawn.

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

Willam Knobbe and Morgan Sternal, both of Chicago Ridge; Anna Brown, Ryan McNicholas and Mark Michaels, all of Hickory Hills; Jonathan Grannan, Elizabeth Burbatt, Caitlin Danforth, Erin Murcphy and Clare Smith, all of Oak Lawn; and Tara Stratinsky of Palos Hills.

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Michael Grigsby of Evergreen Park made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at McKendree University.

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Evergreen Park High School student Katelynn Hohman has been selected to represent Illinois as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Hohman will join a group of 250 students from across the country to participate in a week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. She was chosen based on academic accomplishments, and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

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Katie Flynn, a freshman psychology major at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., made the honor roll for the fall 2012 semester.

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Briana White of Evergreen Park; Hallie Duffy, Matthew O'Shea, Joshua-Josef White and Matthew Zabransky, all of Oak Lawn; and Asimina Pappas of Palos Hills made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Wisconsin.

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Marianne Callan and Kevin Cosman, both of Chicago Ridge; and Alyssa Boecker and Lauren Haberkorn, both of Oak Lawn, made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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Amanda Michalec of Evergreen Park made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Lakeview College of Nursing.

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Alexa Gutauskas and Kristen Hirtzer, both of Palos Hills; and Michelle Dempster, Brittney Sexton and Meredith Skala, all of Oak Lawn, made the dean's list for the fall 2012 term ay Augustana College in Rock Island.

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Thomas Simmons of Evergreen Park, James Connolly of Hickory Hills, Mark Malatt of Oak Lawn, and Erica Vrkljan and Spencer Rzeszutko of Palos Hills made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.

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Michael Houston of Oak Lawn made the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Davenport University.

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University of Illinois students Nicholas Musso of Oak Lawn and Kyle Trembley of Worth are among nine University of Illinois undergraduates who have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2012 semester. Musso, a junior in natural resources and environmental sciences, will study at Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. Trembley, a junior in religion, will study at the Alliance for Global Education Program in Varanasi, India.

The Gilman Scholarship program honors former U.S. Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman (New York), a former chair of the House Foreign Relations Committee who retired in 2002 after serving 30 years in the House of Representatives.

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Marisa DiBennardi of Evergreen Park is one of 40 University of St. Francis students serving the school as Saints Ambassadors during the 2012-13 school year. 

Members of the Saints Ambassador Corps assist the Admissions Office with recruiting new students and providing top notch customer service for all visitors. All members are interviewed and selected by the Admissions Office, then trained to give tours, phone prospective students and host overnight guests. They also work a variety of campus events.