Brookfield resident Janice DelNegro, assistant professor at Dominican University, received a 2011 Storytelling World Resource Award for a book that she co-wrote with Ellin Greene, Storytelling: Art and Technique, fourth edition. The book was honored in the Special Storytelling Resources category. The awards were featured in the 2011 April/May issue of Storytelling Magazine/Storytelling World.
Del Negro teaches in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and is a nationally recognized storyteller and an award-winning children’s book author. Her books include Passion and Poison: Tales of Shape-Shifters, Ghosts, and Spirited Women (2007), Willa and the Wind (2005) and Lucy Dove (1998).
She has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival, the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, and the Illinois Storytelling Festival. She has written annotations for The Exquisite Corpse, a year-long project organized by the Library of Congress featuring several children’s literature authors and illustrators writing and illustrating chapters of the same book. In 2007, she served as the chair for the Caldecott committee.
On target for AIMM
The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) in June honored Riverside police officers Leo Kotor and Brian Greenenwald for their outstanding felony drunken-driving enforcement.
Each officer received a certificate of appreciation in removing repeat DUI offenders from Illinois roadways.
Fenwick High School in Oak Park has announced its honor rolls for the second semester of the 2010-11 school year.
Among those attaining First Honors were Brookfield residents Keith Miller, Christopher Prod, Jack Quirk, Marina Sinnott and Katherine Walsh and Riverside residents Eric Bell, Kevin Lee, Tyler May, Carl Ramos, Rachel Roberts, Nora Sweeney, Adam Weiss, Vincent Falk, Keith Jensen, Joseph Kelly, Patrick Moran, Maureen O’Bryan, Christopher Reggi, Megan Schoen, Ian Splitt, Alexandra Tomasek, Eva Brundage, Joshua Burda, Emily Durkin, Drew Gresik, Christopher Katsis, Michael Mahoney, Alanna Maloney, Andre Ramos, Kelly Showel, Charles Wert, Danielle Zigulich, Dana Balk, David Birmingham, Caileigh Doherty, David Durkin, Rachel Heuel, Amanda Lombardo, Kate Milleker, Daniel Murphy, Martha Murphy, Mary Murphy, Marni O’Bryan, Richard Schoen and James Wise.
Second honors went to Brookfield residents Kenneth Brandt and Michaela Hendricks and Riverside residents Dennis Magdato, Dale Zigulich, Noah Corrigan, Matthew Doherty, Raquel Rodriguez, Matthew Collins, Connor Faul, William Lenart, Kelly Showel, David Birmingham, Ann Mullen and Anastasia Tomasek.
A number of area students were named to the honor rolls at Trinity High School in River Forest for the fourth block of the 2010-11 academic year. Those achieving First Honors (3.75 GPA or better) were Riverside residents Olivia Jordan, Magdalena O’Connor, Amelija Siliunas, Isabela Bacidore, Samantha Liska and Sarrah Spohnholtz. Second Honors (3.3-3.74 GPA) went to Riverside resident Hannah Spohnholtz.
Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park has announced its honor rolls for the second semester of the 2010-11 school year. Among those named to the A Honor Roll were Brookfield residents Shannon Cawley, Natalie Crisanti, Francis Czerwien, Rachel Dimaranan, Drew Dunker, Justin Letcher, Chris Mandziejewicz, Evelyn Skokna and Jacquie Skokna; North Riverside residents Gianna Milaro and Sarah Wozniak; and Riverside residents Andrew Golniewicz and Josephine Krajniak.
On the B Honor Roll were Brookfield residents Nicholas Kosenesky, Ryan Russ, Rebecca Sukacz, Jacqueline Sukacz, Daniel Wulff and Meagan Pawlak; North Riverside residents Joseph Nieminski and Samantha Wilcox; and Riverside residents Haley Croney, Vincent Hartnett, Guy Merola, Rachel Meyer and Patrick Vrablik.
Andreja Siliunas, a graduate of Trinity High School and a resident of Riverside, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at The College of Wooster (Ohio). Siliunas, a freshman, achieved a GPA of 3.65 or above.