Best & Brightest
- Karin Jean Granstrom of Wheeling a senior psychology major at Knox College in Galesburg, was one of seven students who presented original research papers at the annual ILLOWA Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 27.
This year's conference was held at Knox and was the largest in the organization's history, with 130 students and faculty members from 13 colleges and universities attending.
Granstrom presented "Youth perceptions of religious experience as related to their youth group rating," to determine whether factors such as a pastor's involvement may keep a teenager interested in church participation and spiritual growth. A 1998 graduate of Wheeling High School, she is the daughter of Nancy and Ronald Granstrom of Wheeling.
- Joshua Goldberg of Buffalo Grove has been awarded the Drake University Achievement Award at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, beginning in the fall 2002 semester. Goldberg attended Adlai E. Stevenson High School.
To qualify, students must demonstrate academic success and leadership and rank in the top 25 percent of their class or achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
- Curtis Zervic graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on June 1. …