PEORIA — In January, Princeton High School student Lucas Bauer and Bureau Valley High School student Frank Monier participated in the IHSA All State Choir, and Kathryn Krieger of Princeton High School participated in the All State Honors Choir. All three youths spent several days in Peoria rehearsing and participating in a concert at the Peoria Civic Center.
OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s World Language Organization (WLO) recently held its eighth annual meeting and new officer installation.
TISKILWA — Students from Crossroads High School took an out-of-state trip recently that was a culmination of their studies in science and history. The students went to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., and the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout the year, students have been investigating the evolution controversy.
This year’s Hall High School prom court includes first runners-up Roosvelt Fuentes (from left), the son of Roosvelt and Cecilia Fuentes of Spring Valley, and Erica Loveland, the daughter of Pete and Sandra Loveland of Spring Valley; queen Ashley Keegan, the daughter of Tom and Shelly Keegan of Ladd; king Tim Perez, the son of Mary Perez of Spring Valley; and second runners-up Taylor Galassi, the daughter of Marc and Dani Galassi of Cherry and Nathan Tonozzi, the son of Don and Lori Tonozzi of Spring Valley. The Hall High School prom, sponsored by the Class of 2014, was held April 27 at the Oak Ridge Golf Club. This year’s theme was “Hollywood Nights.” Class sponsors are Ann Maller and Teresa Colmone.
The Bradford Junior High Scholastic Bowl team including (front row, from left) Jessica Sears, Alissa Johnson, April Atkins, Jared Code; and (back row) Delaney Johnston, Kendra Selby, Jacob Painter, Dalton Hancher, Brianna Endress, Robert Rouse and coach Angela Stange placed second in the April 24 regional tournament in Princeville. Participating schools were Princeville, Bradford, Galva and Stark County. Princeville placed first and will compete in sectionals. Bradford had a record of four wins and three losses for the season. The team placed third in the BVEC Tournament on March 12.
MACOMB— Western Illinois University has offered three Bureau County students Western commitment scholarships of $8,000 each, to be applied toward four years of tuition, fees, a residence hall room at the school and a meal plan. The scholarship is offered to students with ACT score of 25 or higher and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
BRADFORD — In recognition of the 2013 senior class, the Bradford Community Scholarship Fund has named the recipients of the original Bradford High School senior awards to this year’s senior students. Bradford students attend three area high schools, but the committee has a program to award the seniors as they bring them together from their various high schools for one last time. The community raises money each year for the awards to support the program.
Emma Stabler, a first-grade student at Bureau Valley-Wyanet, was the finalist of the 2013 Illinois State Dental Society Coloring Contest. Her entry was selected from nearly 5,000 coloring sheets.
PERU — St. Bede Academy held its annual honors banquet on April 21. Thirty-seven honored students and their guests enjoyed dinner, after which presenters recognized the students.
BUREAU COUNTY — Area high schools have announced graduation dates. They include: DePue High School, 7 p.m. May 17; Hall High School, 7 p.m. May 18; St. Bede Academy, 2 p.m. May 19; Ohio High School, 7:15 p.m. May 24; Princeton High School, 10 a.m. May 25; Bureau Valley High School, 3 p.m. May 26; and LaMoille High School, 7 p.m. May 31.
SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Elementary School District will hold its annual preschool screenings May 22, 23 and 24 for children who are 3 years old by Sept. 1, and who are not yet in kindergarten. The screenings will be held at Lincoln School, and the majority of classrooms will be filled from this screening. Contact Lincoln School to schedule an appointment for screening.
OGLESBY — More than 150 people attended Illinois Valley Community College’s 46th annual student academic awards banquet recently in the gymnasium.
St. Bede Academy students named to the 2012-13 Top 10 include (front row, from left) Jacob Postula and Samuel Lucas; (second row) Samuel Brolley, Claudia Szczepaniak, Lydia Stariha, Hannah Read and Lauren Urbanowski; and (back row) Grant Bosnich, Eric Li and Emily Haas.
PRINCETON — Princeton Elementary Schools will honor their 2013 retirees at an open house in Pannebaker Gym at Logan Junior High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May 28. Retirees being honored are Diane Nyman, Chris Smith, Brian Herron, Rick Kamrath and Kay Wallace.
CHARLESTON — Jamie Olson of Princeton has recently been awarded the Eastern Illinois University Dorothy E. Walden Short Term Study Abroad Scholarship. Olson, the daughter of Jack and Cyndi Olson of Princeton, is a sophomore majoring in graphic design.
The social studies department at Logan Junior High School recently held its 19th annual National Geographic Society Geography Bee. This year’s Geography Bee winners are (from left) Kyle Knudsen, third-place; Chris Begly, second place; and Margarita Gomez, first place.
OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College has released the names of its 2012 fall semester honor students. Students having earned a grade point average of 3.25 to 3.74 during the fall semester include: Arlington-Karly Hoscheid; Bradford-Michael Lotspeich; Buda-Scott Milby; Bureau-Keirstyn Charles; Cherry-Joleen Bice, Karen Cazimero, Rebekah Dagraedt and Ryan Stanley; Dalzell-McKenzie Blomquist; Alexandria Braboy, Donna Gerrard, Brian Pyszka and Lindsay Ristau; DePue-Isaac Godinez, Danielle Harder, Jose Martinez, Michael Mejia, Anna Puga and Rosa Valles; Hollowayville-Katie Hoffert; LaMoille-Tina Anderson, Earlene Angell, Kaitlynn Dinges, Nathan Furar, Kelsey Herzog, Brian Indigo, Andrew Miller and Terumi Scully; Ladd-Olivia Brandner, Step
Lincoln School second-grade students named caring students for Character Counts are (front row, from left) Brianna Henry, Lily Keutzer, Noah Martin and Kyle Jaeger; and (back row) Maddie Neff, Danny Cihocki, Kaegan Hansen, Maddy Borys, Lexi Bouslog and MacKenzie Gothard.
PRINCETON — Logan Junior High School eighth-grade social studies classes competed in the “Best Cookie” competition on March 21. This was the culminating activity for an economic unit that had students taking roles as CEO, CFOs, design specialists and marketing managers. Each team named their company, designed a cookie unique to the current market and created a business plan to market the cookie.
Lincoln School third-grade students named caring students for Character Counts are (front row, from left) Nolan Loch, Bianca Lanham, Viviana Robledo, Joel Renner and Rachael Woolley; and (back row) Jacklynn Cartwright, Chloe Sampson, Max Taylor, Katie Bates, Olivia Alter, Taylor Wetsel and Dominic Schillaci.
Jefferson: Kaleb Smith has been working really hard on his reading and writing. He is adding and subtracting and is so ready for first grade. Katie Monaghan is a kind and caring friend to everyone. She is an awesome PeaceBuilder in first grade by being respectful, responsible, and trustworthy. Onnestee Ellis’s last day at Jefferson is today. As she heads to her new school, she can share what she has learned about being a PeacweBuilder with new friends. J.T. Bullington is a true PeaceBuilder. J.T. shows kindness towards everyone. He is always smiling, spreading happiness wherever he goes. He works hard at school and likes to help others. Way to go J.T. Danica Saletzki follows the PeaceBuilder pledge every day. She Comes to class prepared to
PRINCETON — Logan Junior High School will hold graduation exercises at 7 p.m. May 23 in the Prouty Gymnasium at Princeton High School. The ceremony will last about one hour.
OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College has announced the winners of its 2013 high school writing competition.
Bureau Valley North Principal Sandra Beitsch accepts a check from John Bolz, representing the Walnut Rotary Club, for funds to help pay for 18 semester milk contracts for families who needed assistance.
Bureau Valley North fourth- and fifth-grade students recently submitted posters they designed for the Tar Wars Billboard contest sponsored by the Bureau County Health Department. Five of the top 20 winners include (from left) Claire Glaudel, Kayla Sweenie, Katherine Monier and Bailey Butler. Haeli Blackert was absent from the photo. Each of these students will receive a T-shirt with the winning design.
Malden Grade School lists its honor roll students for the third nine weeks of the 2012-2013 school year.
Bureau Valley North first-grade student Ella Thacker (left) and third-grader Adam Johnson were selected as finalists in the 2013 Illinois Dental Society Coloring Contest. Their entries were selected from nearly 5,000 coloring sheets submitted for the contest.
PRINCETON — The Bureau-Henry-Stark Regional Office of Education will administer the General Educational Development exam from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22-23 at the Business Employment Skills Team Office (IBC building) on Backbone Road East in Princeton, according to Regional Superintendent Angie Zarvell.
Bureau Valley High School senior art students Samantha Krieger (left), and Amber Shipp display their winning artworks in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. Krieger won a gold key for her ebony pencil drawing entitled “Oorah” and Shipp won a silver key for her photograph entitled “Shake Your Body” and a gold key for her ebony pencil self-portrait entitled “Out Of My Face.” The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program is a national program that honors students’ creative work in art and writing of all genre. The students‘ work was first in competition in the Midwest Regional Competition at the University of Iowa. Gold key winners went to further awards on the national level. The student’s work is now on display at BVHS. Sheila L.
St. Louis School recognized several students who were nominated for March’s ‘Caught You Being Stars’. They are (front row, from left) Alex Jagers, Hailee Pembleton and Ashton Bronson; and (back row) Tim Daluga and Courtney Pointer. These students modeled good manners and their faith to their peers during the month of March.
Bureau Valley South Junior High School lists its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
MOLINE — Jacob Bohm, a student at Bureau Valley High School/Whiteside Area Career Center, won a first-place prize of $500 in the second annual High School Welding Competition at Midwest Technical Institute on the Quad Cities campus of the Midwest Technical Institute.
PRINCETON – Freya Block of Neponset is a recipient of the 2013 First Choice Agriculture Scholarship from 1st Farm Credit Services.
John F. Kennedy lists its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
WALNUT — Bureau Valley North Music Department attended the IESA’s Solo and Ensemble Contest at Kewanee Wethersfield on March 23. There were 65 events in the contest. Bureau Valley North received 37 first ratings, 26 second ratings and three students received third ratings.
PRINCETON — The application form for the 2013-14 Princeton Memorial Scholarship Fund and Ruth E. Patterson Lang Scholarship Fund is now available.
Allen Junior High School lists its honor roll students for the second nine weeks of the 2012-2013 school year.
The Bureau Valley Foundation recently awarded several district teachers grant money for requested items that will help enhance student curriculum in their classrooms. At the April Bureau Valley School Board meeting, BV Foundation Board Members Laura Reuter and Dean Barnett announced $20,000 was raised this year. Reuter said since its inception, the foundation has raised just under $130,000. Pictured are the teachers who were awarded the grant monies.
PRINCETON — Registrations for Happy Hands Preschool, located in the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St. in Princeton, are now being accepted.
OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College student Alexandria “Ali” Braboy of Dalzell recently presented on a panel titled “Re-Open the Book to Fantasy Worlds” at the Sigma Tau Delta/Sigma Kappa Delta International Convention in Portland, Ore.
Hall High School lists its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
Logan Junior High School lists its honor roll students for the third nine weeks of the 2012-2013 school year.
Dalzell Grade School lists its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
St. Louis School lists its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
KEWANEE – Peoples National Bank of Kewanee has announced Emily Phillips of Bureau Valley High School, Amanda Bertolozzi of Prophetstown High School and Emily Mathew of Bureau Valley High School are this year’s Peoples National Bank of Kewanee’s local CBAI Scholarship winners.
PRINCETON — A BMP Tri-County Special Education Cooperative public meeting will be held at 9 a.m. May 3 at the BMP Special Education Cooperative offices, 526 Bureau Valley Parkway, Suite B, in Princeton. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2013-14 school year.
PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks Lodge will hold its 30th annual youth awards banquet beginning at 6 p.m. May 8. The banquet will be held in conjunction with Elks National Youth Week to recognize and honor local area youth for their achievements in the Teen of the Month recognition program, Elks Scholarship recipients, Eagle Scouts, News Carriers of the Year, Americanism Essay Contest and local Hoop Shoot winners. Awards and recognition will be given to the youth participating in the programs sponsored by the Princeton Elks Lodge. The Princeton Elks Lodge will also announce the recipients of the annual Bureau County Teen of the Year recognition.
Bureau County teens were honored March 15 at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. March nominees include (front row, from left) Micah Harshman, Bureau Valley; Caitlin Quarton, Ohio; Barbara Prokup, St. Bede; and Nolan Piper, Princeton; and (back row) Penny Best, Teen of the Month chair; Zachary Croisant, Hall; Samantha Krieger, Bureau Valley; Garrett Geuther, LaMoille; Katherine Pranka, Princeton; Steven Gualandri, St. Bede and Jacquie Wallaert, Hall. Teens of the Month were Caitlin Quarton and Barbara Prokup. The Teen of the Month nominees were chosen by their schools based on their character, leadership, scholarship, service, citizenship and community service.
MALDEN — The Malden Stepping Stones program will hold its annual preschool, kindergarten screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at Malden Grade School, for children who live in Cherry, LaMoille, Malden and Ohio. The screening is for all children who will be 3 years old by the day of screening, but are not yet in kindergarten. The screening is free of charge.
MANLIUS — Bureau Valley North and Wyanet (South) preschool screening for the upcoming 2013-14 school year will be from 8:10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 15-16 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius.
A group of eighth-grade students from Logan Junior High School toured the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on April 4. Students on the steps of the Capitol (in no particular order) include Blake Janssen, Austin Jamison, Alex Schlesinger, Kai Brown, Austin Debates, Matt Underwood, Michaela Mall, Jaime Kuhn, Carly Wittig, Jessica Krohn, Natalee Theobald, Alex Barajas, Max Dumyahn, Meghan Duffin, Lucas Sisler, Cole Wright, Kyler Donlan, Courtney Oeder, Luke Schultz, Sydnee Hanson, Emily Rutledge and Tylor LeMar. The program leader was Michele LeMar, and Jan Foehring was chaperone.
As part of the Disney Performing Arts program, students from LaMoille High School and Allen Junior High School concert band and choir performed at Walt Disney World Resort March 26. Groups from around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts. Those selected are given the opportunity to perform at the resort.
St. Bede choir members, accompanied by music director Lisa Griggs, performed the National Anthem at the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Stadium prior to the start of the Indians vs. Chicago White Sox game April 14. After the game, they attended “War Horse” at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square.
Bradford Junior High School students attending the annual Teen Showcase Workshop at the Senica Golf Course banquet hall April 11 include (front row, from left) Gavin Smith, Chris Cade, Brock Stotle and Jared Code; (second row) teacher’s aide Angela Cotton, Natasha Mueller, Rebecca Baker, Cheyenne Cade, Sam Wall, April Atkins, Sam Weir, language arts teacher Rebecca Hoffert; and (back row) Savannah Wall, Hannah Dries, Brianna Endress, Jenna Ehnle, Laura Rouse, Jacob Painter, Todd Reay, David Winter and C.J. Piper. Absent from the photo is Dalton Hancher, Bailey Longman and Alissa Johnson. The workshop is geared toward middle and high school students and focuses on positive messages about preparing for the trials and tribulations of becoming
PRINCETON — The application deadline for the Nelson Family Vocational Scholarship is April 30.
WALNUT — Bureau Valley North will host the IESA Music Organization Contest starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.