Best & Brightest

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- Clement Laiman Chau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Zar of Buffalo Grove, was named to the dean's list for academic achievement at Washington University in St. Louis. Chau, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is a graduate of Stevenson High in Lincolnshire.

- Michael Solecki of Wheeling, a sophomore computer science major, was among nearly 600 Western Illinois University, Macomb, students who received scholarships through the WIU Foundation and Scholarship Office for the 2001-2002 year. They were recently recognized during two scholarship ceremonies. Solecki received the $500 Chad Stovall Memorial Scholarship.

The WIU Foundation Scholars Program has grown to more than 440 named scholarships, valued between $1,000 and $3,000, that are awarded to deserving students on an annual basis. Foundation scholarships are highly competitive awards given to students who exhibit exceptional academic accomplishment and promise. Students must have a minimum 28 ACT, rank in the upper 15 percent of their graduating class and maintain a 3.5 grade point average.

- Amy Rebecca Berlin of Buffalo Grove graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison following summer sessions this past August with a bachelor of science in zoology.

- Inna Schwartz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schwartz of Buffalo Grove, is a new student attending Beloit College this fall. Schwartz is one of 323 first-year students representing a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences attending the college for the fall 2001 semester.

- Christopher James Dovichi, son of Dominic and Connie Dovichi, a graduate of Stevenson High School, received his bachelor of applied sciences and technology degree in physical education with a minor in health from Illinois State University in Normal on Dec. 15, 2001.

- Carol Lynn Didominicis of Wheeling was awarded a master of science degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin- Madison at spring commencement ceremonies held May 18-20.

- Melissa M. Chung was awarded a master of science degree in botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison at spring commencement ceremonies held May 18-20.

- Kathryn Green, daughter of Jeffrey and Gail Green of Buffalo Grove, was recently awarded the Deerpath Science Scholarship at Lake Forest College. The talent-based scholarship is awarded to students who have distinguished themselves in the area of science.

Green, a member of the class of 2005, is a graduate of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.

- Kristan Danielle Jiggetts, a sophomore majoring in American studies at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, has been named a Ralph J. Bunche Scholar for the 2001-02 academic year. Established in 1979 in memory of the Nobel prize-winning diplomat, civil rights activist and friend of the college, the program recognizes students of color who have demonstrated scholastic strength, leadership potential, integrity and perseverance, with a four-year scholarship.

Jiggetts is the daughter of Danny and Karen Jiggetts of Long Grove, and a graduate of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. …