Lions Club District 1A Governor Steve Anton administered the oath of office June 14 as Olga Sylvester was sworn in as president of the Riverside Township Lions Club.
The installation was held in the Scottish Home in North Riverside. She succeeds Jack Wiaduck.
Other new officers are Joe Dvorak IV, first vice president; Mike Wimmer, second vice president; and Alex Gallegos, third vice president. Secretary Chuck Courtney and Treasurer Ben Gulino will remain in their positions. Elections were held at the club’s May meeting.
Also installed were Melissa Kotrba and Jerry Kosik, tail twisters, and John O’Brien, Carmela Albachiara and Don Farnham, Lion tamers. The Rev. Scott Jansen will continue as chaplain, with Jon Jansky and Dennis Sadilek his assistants.
Elected to two-year terms on the board of directors are Alan Ashby, Ralph Choutka, Marge Lewe, Robert J. Lifka, Shirley Misare and Jay Van Cura,
Elected to one-year terms are Diane Ceragioli, JoAnne and Joe Kosey, Tony Miezio, Robin Mooney, Dave Moravecek, David Vesecky and Adam Yurkiw.
The Riverside Township Lions Club was founded in 1948 and meets monthly. Involved in civic activities in Riverside and North Riverside, the club also provides annual financial support to charities and community organizations.
Brookfield resident Anna R. Drake, a senior neuroscience major in the College of Arts and Sciences, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Vermont for the spring 2011 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.
Three local students have been named to the dean’s list at Creighton University nu averaging a 3.5 GPA or better during the spring semester. Among those named to the dean’s list were sophomore Emily Furjanic and senior Sarah Furjanic, both of Brookfield, and sophomore Nicole Rocconi, of Riverside.
Sara Nutley, a junior at Lyons Township High School, is one of 27 students named to the newspaper staff of The Lion for the 2011-12 school year. Nutley, a junior, will be one of the school newspaper’s two staff photographers.
The Riverside-Brookfield High School Algebra II Team placed 11th in at the ICTM State Math Contest this year. Students involved in the competition were Emily Andrulis, Molly Chaney, Derric Hagen, Lauren Hettasch, Aron Perfect and Kyle Perfect.
Several RBHS students won awards at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state conference competition in April, including Becky Deeds, who took home several honors. Deeds received two $1,000 FCCLA scholarships and won first place in the Triton College Culinary Competition. She also took home a gold medal in the FCCLA illustrated talk competition and a silver medal in the culinary competition.
Also winning awards were Lisa Stephan (silver, culinary and gold, salad); Joanna Keen (gold, fashion apparel display); Collette Lucas (gold, illustrated talk); Anne Sventy (silver, recycle and redesign); Alex Gruman (gold, relish tray); Kyrie Rydz (silver, pastry arts occupational); and Jessica Litavecz (gold, pastry arts occupational).
Brookfield residents Jessica Schewe and Edson Solares have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. Students named to the list must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4-point scale.
Four Brookfield residents were among the 1,400 students receiving diplomas during the graduation ceremonies at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston this spring. Among those receiving their bachelor’s degrees were Margaret C. Berry, Michael J. Gavin, Amy C. Norberg and Jillian Vokral.
Patrick Farnham of Riverside graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with the Class of 2011 during commencement ceremonies at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. on May 29.