Bill and Laurie Hamen of River Forest announce the recent engagement of their son, Drew Slagle, to Anna Burke, daughter of Tim and Connie Burke of North St. Paul, Minn. The bride-to-be has a B.S.N. from the College of St. Benedict and is a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul. The groom-to-be has a B.A. in accounting from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., and is completing an M.B.A. at North Central College in Naperville. He is employed by DeVry University in Oak Brook, and plans to enroll in law school in Minnesota in the fall. A July 5 wedding is planned.
Honors at St. Luke
St. Luke School announces that the following students earned Honor Roll status in the first trimester of the 2007-08 school year:
J.T. Balling, Alec Birmingham, William Brander, Joseph Bratta, Matthew Bresnahan, Patrick Clifford, Kelly Collins, Madeline Connelly, Gianna DeLaPiedra, Laura Francisco, Alicia Gerin, Timothy Goggin, Brianna Gray, Marcella Heineke, Meg Horrigan, Luke Irvin, Anne Kelly, Daniel Kralovec, Ashlee Krawczyk, Connor Leef, Kyle Malone, Abby Merhar, Ryen Merhar, Michael Montino, Isabelle Munoz, Jackie Navigato, Dylan Reynolds, John Smith, Tom Smith, Dominique Spillone, Alicia Thull, Andrew Tonino, Matthew Toohey, Maria Vainisi, Charlie Walsh, Kelly Watts, Giovanna Zito.
The following students attained High Honors during the first trimester of the 2007-08 school year:
Chris Basili, Katie Clark, Grace Cortina, Madeleine deRegnier, Jack Giacoma, Nash Giacoma, Kevin Gleason, Paula Green, Michael Hanrahan, Kitty Harrington, Kate Hazen, Brian Hopkinson, Luke Irvin, Joe Jacobs, John Jacobs, Evan Lutz, John Lotus, Kiley Nelson, Clare Parrilli, Anne Planek, Kathleen Planek, Mary Rauh, Paul Rauzi, Angela Ribaudo, Owen Skelding, Meredith St. Clair, Anne Swock, John Tringl, Anthony Tufano, Margaret Mary Watts.
Ross earns two scholarships
Elizabeth Ross of Oak Park has enrolled as a freshman at Lake Forest College and has been awarded a Prairie State Academic Scholarship and a Patterson Leadership Scholarship. The Prairie State Academic Scholarships are awarded for a strong record of achievement in a challenging program of study. The Patterson Leadership Scholarship is awarded in certain fields of study for special ability and dedication. Ross graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School.
OPRF adopts Adopt-A-Family
Oak Park and River Forest High School students and staff filled an entire yellow school bus with presents for 48 families participating in this year's Adopt-A-Family holiday gift program. Lara Jabor, president of Tau Gamma, one of the high school's service organizations, and Jessica Morrow, Tau Gamma secretary, prepare to help load the mound of gifts into the bus to take them to the Adopt-A-Family site.