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Academics (East) for Dec. 29, 2013

The Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 board recently recognized Young Author winners for original short stories poems they created.

The Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 board recently recognized Young Author winners for the original short stories and poems they created. The students’ work also included illustrations. | Supplied photo

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Updated: January 30, 2014 6:10AM



Here is a look at what Southlanders in the SouthtownStar’s East region are accomplishing in school.

News includes Homewood, Flossmoor, Matteson, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills and Park Forest.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Homewood resident Brandon Shephard, a student at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School in Flossmoor, was awarded the Hilltop Scholarship.

He was accepted at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., where he will major in business beginning in fall 2014.

Homewood resident Tyler Griffith, a student at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School, was awarded the Hilltop Scholarship.

Griffith was accepted at Culver-Stockton College, where the student will major in psychology beginning in fall 2014.

Marian Catholic High School

Matteson resident Christopher Harris, a student at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, was awarded the Hilltop Scholarship.

He was accepted at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., where he will major in pre-law beginning in fall 2014.

Flossmoor resident Teri Wright, a student at Marian Catholic High School, was awarded the Wildcat Scholarship.

Wright was accepted at Culver-Stockton College, where the student will major in elementary education beginning in fall 2014.

Hillcrest High School

Semaj Robinson, a student of Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills, was selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, which recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

Algonquin Primary Center

Young Author winners from Algonquin Primary Center in Park Forest were recognized for their original short stories and poems.

Kindergartner Chisom Ezeji-Okoye wrote the fairy tale “Playing With Friends is Fun,” first-grader Elizabeth Flores wrote the philosophical study “Spring Summer” and second-grader Kennedy Hardy wrote the fairy tale “Once Upon a School.”

Beacon Hill Primary Center

Young Author winners from Beacon Hill Primary Center in Chicago Heights were recognized for their original short stories and poems.

Kindergartner Olivia Blanton wrote the adventure “The Lost Shark,” first-grader Camile Weatherspoon wrote the adventure “Sarah and Dan’s ABC Adventure,” second-grader Brian Holbrook wrote the fairy tale “The White Kitten” and third-grader Axel Guerrero wrote the fairy tale “The Tree and the Grass.”

21st Century Preparatory Center

Young Author winners from 21st Century Preparatory Center in Park Forest were recognized for their original short stories and poems.

Kindergartner Madison Cheyenne Tennicott wrote the personification story “Pinky and Me,” first-grader Donovan Williams wrote the adventure “The Lost Dog,” second-grader Jordan Michael Ivory wrote the artistic interpretation “The Abstract Boy” and third-grader Erica Harris wrote the acrostic poem “Cheerleading.”

Mohawk Intermediate Center

Young Author winners from Mohawk Intermediate Center in Park Forest were recognized for their original short stories and poems.

Third-grader Shawnna Goosby wrote the fable “The American Dream,” fourth-grader Shamaar Latimore wrote the adventure “The Roller Coaster Dream,” fifth-grader Kameryn Zadell Paige Ewing wrote the biographical nonfiction piece “Being Two…Without One” and sixth-grader Quincy Owens wrote the poem “Who Am I?”

Blackhawk Intermediate Center

Young Author winners from Blackhawk Intermediate Center in Park Forest were recognized for their original short stories and poems.

Fourth-grader Angelena Starr Fernandez wrote the fairy tale “The Beautiful Girl and Her Friends” and fifth-grader Kayla M. Bean wrote the adventure “Let’s Go Camping.”

Forest Trail Middle School

Young Author winners from Forest Trail Middle School in Park Forest were recognized for their original short stories and poems.

Seventh-grader Jamahra Richardson wrote the satire “Let Them Eat Cake…,” seventh-grader Isabela Romano wrote the poem “Standing in a Field,” eighth-grader Cameron Owens wrote the short story “Strawberry Horror” and eighth-grader Aaliyah Jamison wrote the poem “My Brother’s Keeper.”

Staff reports



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