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Academics (North) for June 30, 2013

Evergreen Park Community High School journalism students staff before competing annual Illinois High School Associatijournalism sectionals: Karlee Unger (first row)

Evergreen Park Community High School journalism students and staff before competing in the annual Illinois High School Association journalism sectionals: Karlee Unger (first row), Debbie Baumer, Chrystal Gryz. Juwan Smith (second row), Jada Franklin, Brittney DeMik, Megan Garcia, Alex Deninger, Heather Mayhew, Jill Siemiawski (third row), Tricia Butera and Abby Deninger. | Supplied photo

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Updated: August 1, 2013 6:03AM



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

News includes Evergreen Park, Justice, Palos Hills and Burbank.

Evergreen Park High School

Several students from Evergreen Park High School participated in the Illinois High School Association-sponsored journalism sectional competition held at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills.

Junior Megan Garcia won first place in the yearbook copywriting category and senior Brittney DeMik placed third in feature photography. Both girls qualified for state competition.

Other students taking home individual honors were sophomores Jill Siemiawski and Tricia Butera, who placed fourth in yearbook theme development. Junior Juwan Smith placed fourth in broadcast news writing and junior Karlee Unger placed sixth in editorial cartooning.

Indian Springs awards scholarship

Joseph Shugarman was awarded a scholarship by the Indian Springs School District 109 Scholarship Fund.

Shugarman is an alumnus of Wilkins Junior High School in Justice and a graduate of Argo Community High School in Summit. He will attend Bradley University in Peoria.

Stagg High School

Three students from Stagg High School in Palos Hills were successful at the Illinois Association of Skills USA 49th annual Leadership and Skills Conference in Springfield.

Anca Lungu won first place and Destini Davis finished in third place in commercial sewing. Tom Hahn took first place in automotive service technology and qualified for the national conference.

Liberty Junior High

Ten eighth-grade students from Liberty Junior High School in Burbank ran one mile for 26 days during physical education class in a show of support for the people of Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon tragedy.

The participants included Mohammad Abdelghani, Amber Ballard, Nadia Mahmoud, Jimmy McAuliffe, Jenna Omer, Fausto Palomino, Josh Piper, Aaron Rodriguez, Sal Ruiz and Sam Salazar.

St. Laurence

Three students from St. Laurence High School in Burbank are finalists in the annual Chicago Metro History Fair contest.

The finalists are Patrick McQuinn, who wrote “The Pullman Strike of 1894;” Raul Smith, who wrote “Safety Regulation after the Iroquois Fire;” and Edward Smith, who wrote “The Irish Effect on the Catholic School System.”

Other St. Laurence students who received honorable mention for their research papers included Tim Hodur, who wrote “Chicago’s Role in the Civil War;” Joe Russell, who wrote “The Our Lady of Angels Fire;” Logan Landers, who wrote “The Effect of the Cold War on Chicago;” Kyle Martinez, who wrote “Bill Veeck’s Effect on Baseball;” Sam Kazmierowicz, who wrote “Frank Lloyd Wright’s effect on Suburban Architecture.”

Staff reports



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