Best & Brightest
Alexis DeArmendi, who will be a senior at Libertyville High School next fall, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Conference on Law & Advocacy.
During the conference, students attend workshops and participate in a mock trial where they take on the roles of attorneys. Special guest speakers, that last year included Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Supreme Court Justice David Souter and Attorney General Janet Reno add a sense of reality and bring current national and international issues to life. DeArmendi also is a member of the National Honor Society, the North Suburban Leadership Conference for Athletes and a member of the high school's varsity cheerleading squad.
Sara A. Lackey, daughter of Dennis and Virginia Lackey of Mundelein was named to the dean's list at MacMurray College. Lackey was among the top scholars who achieved a straight-A average during the spring semester. Lackey is a 1997 Mundelein High School graduate. She transferred to MacMurray from North Park University.
Jennifer Rohalla of Hawthorn Woods recently was inducted into the Bradley University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. Rohalla is an English major.
Eric Koll of Lake Zurich was one of 31 North Central College students recognized for receiving funding from the Richter Independent Study Fellowship Program. Koll, a sophomore, is pursuing a project titled "The White Rose," religious aspects of a torn land. The project focuses on Catholic and Lutheran influences during the Third Reich in central Europe.
Clarinda Landeros, daughter of Janet Landeros, and Justin Mills, son of Keith and Cathy Mills, both of Mundelein were among students at Southern Illinois University to participate in the spring extern program. Landeros, a psychology major, worked at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. Mills, an aviation management major, worked at Trans World Airlines in Bridgeton, Md.
Keith A. Zomchek of Libertyville and Scott W. Stephens of Mundelein were named to the dean's list at Bradley University.
Craig Buerstatte of Libertyville graduated from the 12th grade at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy.
Christopher Lepley of Mundelein has been awarded an academic scholarship for the 2001-02 school year to attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Lepley, who has enrolled at MSOE, will major in architectural engineering. He is the son of Bruce and Susan Lepley and is a Mundelein High School graduate.
Truman State University announced the following local residents have been named to its dean's list: Michael J. Redding, son of Michael and Helen Redding of Lake Zurich majoring in business administration (finance); Bethany L. Jost, daughter of Robert and Jodi Jost of Vernon Hills majoring in business administration (marketing); Andrew W. Ashbaugh, son of William and Cathy Ashbaugh of Wauconda majoring in computer science and communication concentrating in journalism; and Robin K. Fodor, daughter of Eugene and Laurie Fodor of Wauconda majoring in business administration (finance). …