Sixth-Grader Wins National Essay Contest

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Sixth-Grader Wins National Essay Contest


* Algonquin Middle School, Des Plaines, sixth-graderRema al Massarireceived a laptop computer from Major League Baseball, Scholastic Inc., and Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, for winning first prize in the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest. Nationally, al Massari is one of nine students in fourth through eighth grades to win.

Sunday, April 15, marks the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball, in 1947. The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for students to share their personal stories and show how they use Jackie Robinsons values to face their own barriers.

* Harper College Associate Professor Patricia Hamlen will spend a month in Brazil this summer, representing Harper and the United States higher education system as a recipient of a Fulbright grant aimed at equipping American educators with an understanding of day-to-day life, culture and society in the South American country.

Hamlen, a Harper alumna, who teaches cultural anthropology at the college, is one of 15 academics selected for the July Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program. Shell spend 30 days investigating the cultural, economic and social aspects of Brazilian life, from the roles of slavery and racism to the impact of urbanization; researching the interaction between Brazilian tradition and modern society; and speaking with scholars, government officials and others in five states, including Rio de Janeiro.

* The Chicago Chapter of NACE, National Association of Catering Executives and ISES, International Special Events Society, honored Inverness resident Christina Currie, owner of Christina Currie Events Inc., with its 2011 NICE Award for Best Weddings under $75,000.

Winning event entries are judged on merit in accordance with established criteria based on their ability to meet objectives, event originality and creativity, integration of event elements, event execution, collateral materials, event quality and attention to detail as well as the event concept and challenges that were met and/or overcome. …

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