Brookfield residents Jonathan Workman and Katherine Sauer and North Riverside resident Joseph Zych have been named to the dean’s list for the first semester of the 2012-13 school year at Hope College in Holland, Mich.

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale.

Joe Ruge, of North Riverside, and Matthew Scott, of Brookfield, have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Students who have attained a GPA of 3.5 or higher are named to the dean’s list.

Brookfield residents Emily Arp and Jonathan Kingzette were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at North Central College in Naperville. To be eligible, students must attain a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Bradley University in Peoria has announced that Brookfield residents Kristin Dimaggio and Julie Mohedano and North Riverside resident April McGee have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012-13 school year. Dean’s list students must have a GPA of at least 3.5 to qualify.

Two Brookfield residents, Alan Bringman and Nathan Smith, participated with Augustana College’s Handel Oratorio Society during the society’s 132nd anniversary performance of Handel’s Messiah in December at the school in Rock Island. Bringman is a senior majoring in music education. Smith is a senior majoring in physics.

Bringman and Smith also sand at the school’s annual Christmas concerts, featuring Augustana’s choirs, brass ensemble and orchestra. Others performing at those two concerts included Isaac Lauritsen, a junior English and philosophy major from Riverside, and Natalie Viscariello, a senior physics major from Brookfield.

Augustana College also announced that Lauritsen and Viscariello were named to the fall semester dean’s list, along with North Riverside resident Kristen Santoro, a freshman at the school.

Alyssa Kmet, of Riverside, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012-13 school year at Butler University in Indianapolis. Kmet, a pharmacy major, qualified for the dean’s list by finishing the semester in the top 20 percent of students in her college.

Brookfield resident Amy Delbecq was named to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester at Beloit (Wis.) College, attaining a GPA of 3.4 or higher during the grading period.

Lyons Township High School junior Blanca Delacruz, of Brookfield, won first place for her essay entered in the 18th Annual Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education contest.

The 500- to 1,000-word essay was to include aspects of their culture, differences in customs, school routines or culture shock experiences. Criteria for judging centered on creativity, writing style and adherence to form and rules. Delacruz will receive an award certificate and $150 at a ceremony at the TESOL/BE annual convention in Warrenville.

Mardi Sramek, of Brookfield and a sophomore at Lyons Township High School, was one of 12 medalists from the school’s speech team in January at the Waubonsie Valley High School “The Reel Thing” tournament. Sramek placed fourth in the dramatic duet acting category. The team as a whole placed fourth at the 13-school tourney.

In December, the LTHS speech team placed first at the 12-team Maine Mania Tournament. Medalists at that event included Brookfield resident Denis Keljalic, a junior, who placed second in oratorical declamation and improvisational duet acting.

Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park announced in December that Brookfield residents Natalie Crisanti and Ashley Scott and North Riverside resident Sarah Wozniak have been named Illinois State Scholars.

Standarized test scores are used to determine eligibility for the designation of Illinois State Scholar. The top 10 percent of students taking the SAT, ACT and Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) are announced as scholars each year.

North Riverside resident Lauren Dore and Brookfield resident Rachel Dimaranan were both involved in Nazareth Academy’s production of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians in December at the LaGrange Park school.

Dore, a senior, played the role of Penny, while Dimaranan, a senior, was one of the production’s student directors.