Updated: May 31, 2012 11:55AM
Junior and senior high school students from across Illinois have qualified to compete in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest to be held June 10–14 in College Park, Md. These students were chosen from more than 1,400 who competed in the Illinois History Expo held May 3 in Springfield.
“We’re very proud of these students for the way they researched and presented the past in new and innovative ways. We all wish them luck as they compete against students from across the country,” said Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Acting Director Catherine Shannon.
The Illinois History Expo where the winning students were chosen is coordinated by the IHPA’s Student History Program in cooperation with the Chicago Metro History Education Center. The students qualifying for National History Day include:
From La Grange: Krystal Levitske (St. Cletus School), “Robert May & Rudolph: One Little Reindeer Impacts the World,” Junior Individual Exhibit.
Alexandra Stratis, a resident of Burr Ridge, was welcomed as a new member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.
The University of Evansville announced that Hannah Quast, a native of Clarendon Hills, has graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science and she majored in communication.
Scott P. Hanley of Clarendon Hills, is the recipient of a Northern Illinois University dean’s award. The award is given to graduating students who demonstrate significant achievement and leadership in the areas of scholarship, campus and community activities, and professional service. Hanley, majoring in general studies, was conferred the 2011-12 dean’s list by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.