Best & Brightest

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- Peter Anzalone of Mount Prospect, a sophomore chemistry studies major at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, participated in the 15th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference April 17. His project was titled "A One-Pot Method for the Conversion of Aldehydes to Homoallyl Ethers" and "A Study of Olefin-Epoxide Cyclizations Catalyzed by Metal Triflates." Anzalone is a graduate of Prospect High School.

- Lindsay Fitzharris of Mount Prospect, a senior history major at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, participated in the 15th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference April 17. Her project was titled "Magic, Mysticism, and Modern Medicine: the Influence of Alchemy in Seventeenth-Century England." Fitzharris is a graduate of Prospect High School.

- Ryan McGuiness of Prospect Heights, a senior history major at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, participated in the 15th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference April 17. His project was titled "The Other Magnificent Mile: The Development of Howard Street and Its Effects on the Growth of the Rogers Park Neighborhood."

He is a graduate of Hersey High School.

- Rohan Lindsay, son of Norma Lindsay of Mount Prospect, received the Helen and Melvin Hack Award for Excellence in Photojournalism. Lindsay, a student at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, was recognized at the Clarke Honors Banquet April 30.

- Rachel Koch, daughter of Mark and Barbara Koch of Mount Prospect graduated with a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies from Illinois College, Jacksonville, at the May 16 commencement exercises. She is a Prospect High School graduate.

- Ryan Ward, son of Dick and Judi Ward of Mount Prospect, has just completed a semester studying abroad at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Ward will be a junior at Arizona State University, Tempe, and has been accepted into the College of Education for the fall semester. He is a 2002 graduate of Prospect High School.

- Allison Martin, daughter of Mark and Vicki Martin of Elk Grove Village, recently graduated cum laude from Butler University in Indianapolis with degrees in journalism and Spanish, and a minor in science technology and society.

Martin, who was opinion editor of the Butler Collegian, completed an honors thesis titled, "The NASA Challenger and Columbia Accidents - A Crisis Communication and Public Relations Analysis. …