Fourth-grade winners of Indian Springs School District 109's annual elementary spelling bee: Tyler Smith, of Bridgeview School; Noor Abdullah, of Brodnicki School; and Jimmilia Garth, of Wilkins School. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 27, 2013 6:09AM
Here is a look at what Southlanders in the SouthtownStar’s North region are accomplishing in school.
News includes Bridgeview, Justice, Chicago and Oak Lawn.
Indian Springs School District 109 held its annual elementary school spelling bee. The fourth-grade winners are Tyler Smith, of Bridgeview School; Noor Abdullah, of Brodnicki School; and Jimmilia Garth, of Wilkins School.
The fifth-grade winners are Kinga Gandera, of Bridgeview School; Alicia Delgado, of Lyle School; and Mikayla Neniskis, of Brodnicki School. The sixth-grade winners are Rachel Alber and Taye Randell, of Brodnicki School; and Matt Borowicz, of Wilkins School.
Several students at Mother McAuley High School in Chicago received the highest ranking possible at the Illinois High School Association Solo and Ensemble Contest.
Vocal soloists who received the highest rating include seniors Maura Boyce, Audrey Brazel, Alyssa Grimes, Erika Jimenez, Megan Malloy, Amanda McGathey, Shana Pembroke and Matty Jo Ruff; juniors Amanda Donohoe, Angela Graney, Clarice Rohan, Stephanie Simon, Alix Solis and Nell VandeVeld; and sophomore Erin Cunnea.
The instrumental solos were performed by senior flutist Kate Talbet, freshman cellist Mariel Galvan and senior viola player Tayler Simon. The string duets were performed by sophomores Lily Figel and Olivia DelValle; freshmen Maggie Hackett and Kathleen Sullivan; seniors Danielle Hamzik and Kayla Patrick; sophomores Kayla Harper and Marlena Sweiss; seniors Kayla Patrick and Tayler Simon; and sophomores Aileen Mallon and Marlena Sweiss.
Seniors Helen Pazen, Danielle Hamzik and Kayla Patrick; and junior Rosalia Atiliano made up the string quartet that earned honors.
Golden Apple scholar
Oak Lawn Community High School student Margaret Koll was selected as a Golden Apple scholar.
The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a competitive program that seeks the brightest of youths interested in pursuing teaching as a c