Keill and McClelland meet their Waterloo ... and marry

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Susan Keill of Morristown, N.J. and Franklin McClelland of Chicago were married on Aug. 28 at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, N.J. A 1993 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, the groom is the son of Molly and Geoffrey McClelland of River Forest. He holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and works as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago. The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth and William Keill of Morristown, N.J. She has an M.L.I.S. degree from Rutgers University and a B.S. from New York University, and is a librarian in Chicago. The couple resides in Chicago.

The beat goes on

Student-made drums and photos of students drumming are in the windows of Fashions Anew, 183 S. Oak Park Ave., through April 30. Longfellow School second graders in Scott Naber's class designed and produced the drums as part of Art Start, the Oak Park Education Foundation's visiting artists program. Musician Atiba Jali visited the class to teach African drumming, percussion and songs. The kids created the drums with art teacher Jenny Raia so they could continue practicing what they had learned. Fashions Anew has exhibited Art Start student artwork every spring for the past five years.

Unsung Wyanetta

Oak Parker Wyanetta Johnson was honored March 29 by Cook County Board President John Stroger and the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues. Johnson was one of 17 women to receive awards for the vital contributions they make to their communities at the 10th Annual Unsung Heroine Awards Breakfast at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Two Wheelers

Two students at Oak Park and River Forest High School, Nathaniel Corwin and Rachel Jones, received $600 Mary Wheeler Scholarships from the West Suburban Teachers Union, Local 571 of the American Federation of Teachers. Winners must be sons or daughters of members and exhibit the highest academic standards and involvement in school and community service.

Degrees of achievement

Rachel Erceg of Oak Park has been named to the College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's List at Loyola University Chicago for the first semester of the 2004-05 academic year.

Paris Schutz of River Forest has completed her academic degree requirements at Syracuse University in New York. She'll receive a B.S. degree in marketing management and television, radio and film from the university's Martin J. Whitman School of Management at the commencement ceremony on May 15.

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