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Amanda Grady of River Forest, a 2001 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, received a bachelor of arts in history, philosophy and social studies of science and medicine and biological sciences from the University of Chicago. She's the daughter of Bill and Pam Grady.


Jennifer Ann Henricks of Oak Park was among the 566 students who received degrees from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Henricks received a bachelor of arts in English.


Carolyn Marie Johnson of Oak Park graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She received honors in neuroscience for a project called "Dopaminergic Modulation of Feeding Behaviors in the Leech, Hirudo medicinalis."


Christine Nicole Pabin received an M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a master of public health from the University of Illinois School of Public Health. Pabin, a 2000 honors graduate from the University of Chicago and a 1996 graduate of OPRF, was accepted into a residency program at Cook County Hospital, specializing in emergency medicine.


Alexander Hobbs received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in New York.


Seth Wainer of Oak Park, son of Gary Wainer and Beth Volin, received a bachelor of science from Emory College of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.


Susan Shack of Oak Park received a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated as salutatorian, ranking second in her class, and was awarded a Merck Veterinary Manual Award and a College of Veterinary Medicine Award for Academic Excellence for her high honors. Shack, who is the daughter of Peter and Marcia Dowd and a 1992 graduate of OPRF, has begun a small animal and surgery internship at VCA Aurora Animal Hospital and VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital.


Amanda Velazquez, who entered the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill this fall, received the Women in Management Near West Cook Chapter's high school scholarship for 2005. At OPRF, Velazquez was an active member of Tau Gamma, a service club, and attended conferences for the Minority Student Achievement Network.


Rebecca Palmer of Oak Park was one of two students to receive the $250 Memphis Public Relations Society of America scholarship. She also received the Academic Excellence Award from the Public Relations Student Society of America. Rebecca is a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin.


Kate Augustyn of Oak Park, daughter of Donald and Linda Augustyn and a 2004 graduate of Fenwick High School, has been elected to Lawrence University's chapter of Lambda Sigma, a national honor society that fosters leadership, scholarship, fellowship and service.


Benjamin R. Bahl of Oak Park received the Albert T. Mills Prize for outstanding history student at Millikin University in Decatur.


Emily Barlow of Oak Park was awarded a $10,000 Rath Distinguished Merit Scholarship from the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges. Barlow, a sophomore music education major at Lawrence University, is the daughter of Marcia Lucey and Charles Barlow.


Charles Creed of Oak Park, a student at Illinois State University, received a $1,000 Civilian Marksmanship Program Reserve Officer Training Corps college scholarship for the 2005-2006 school year. The scholarship goes to Army, Navy and Marine Corps applicants who excel academically, have strong leadership qualifications and have the potential to be officers in the U.S. Armed Forces.


Elizabeth Carroll of Oak Park, a graduate of Trinity High School, has been selected to participate in the Richter Scholar Program at Lake Forest College. As part of the program, she collaborated with professor Ron Miller of the religion department this summer on a research project called "The Apostle Paul."


Timothy Clute of Oak Park was awarded an academic merit scholarship to attend the College of Engineering at Valparaiso University in Indiana. The son of Thomas and Irene Clute, he graduated from OPRF, where he was a member of the Leadership Lab and the Sci-Fi Club.


Bridget Gallogly of Oak Park, daughter of Robert and Catherine Gallogly and a 2005 OPRF graduate, received the Gold National Scholarship from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She's entering the university's College of Liberal Arts this fall.


Peter Huck of Oak Park, the son of Bruce and Carol Huck, has been awarded a $7,500 Lawrence University Presidential Scholarship and a $2,000 Legacy Scholarship, awarded to relatives of Lawrence graduates. He's a 2005 graduate of OPRF.


Maggie Koller of Oak Park, a junior at Beloit College, was elected into Phi Beta Kappa, a national honor society that picks its members based on their scholarly achievements, broad cultural interests and good character.


Allison A. Nosek of Oak Park accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a national academic honors organization. A student at DePaul University in Chicago, she'll be honored during a ceremony this fall.






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