Veronica Peterson from Clarendon Hills was designated a Chancellor Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Scholars are chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential in the Campus Honors Program, four-year general studies program open to undergraduates in any curriculum.
Nora Jean Heiderscheidt of Burr Ridge heads the Marquette University orientation planning team, made up of three other Marquette students. Heiderscheidt is a junior studying speech pathology and audiology. Along with professional staff, the orientation planning team was responsible for recruiting, selecting and training a staff of 100 students who served on orientation staff in June and New Student and Family Orientation in August.
North Central College in Naperville announced students who earned Presidential Scholarships, the top merit-based scholarship at North Central College and is offered to fewer than 15 percent of the incoming class. The scholarship is based on a combination of a student’s high school grade-point average from core academic classes and ACT/SAT test scores and is renewable for up to four years.
From Clarendon Hills: Tyler Drozd, a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School, majoring in Spanish
From LaGrange Park: Anastasia Tanzer, a graduate of Lyons Township High School, majoring in psychology
Cornell University announced Mary Katherine McGue of Hinsdale graduated from Cornell’s Summer College program, which invites talented high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to spend three or six weeks on the Cornell campus experiencing what it’s like to live and learn at an Ivy League university. Students take official university courses with leading Cornell faculty, earn college credits, get to know students from around the world, and explore majors and career options.