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Neighbors in the News: Bartlett golfer achieves first-ever hole-in-one

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  • Elise Hwang

    Elise Hwang


• Jason Foy of Bartlett achieved his first-ever hole-in-one July 21, on Apple Orchard Golf Course's longest fairway.

Foy, who is 13 and plays in the Bartlett Park District Youth Golf League on Wednesdays, reached the 213-yard, sixth hole using a driver. When he found the ball in the cup he started rolling on the green. Jimmy Steininger and Jake Reeser witnessed the amazing feat. Congratulations on an outstanding accomplishment Jason.

•Five recent high school graduates from the Northwest suburbs will be attending college this fall with assistance from the George M. Pullman Education Foundation. Magdalena Ezlakowska of Des Plaines, Elise Hwang of Hoffman Estates, David Maya of Elk Grove Village, Stephanie Mazariegos of Wheeling and Jessica Peterson of Buffalo Grove were among the Pullman Scholarship Class of 2014 recipients. This year, the foundation awarded over $129,200 in freshman awards.

Ezlakowska, a graduate of Maine West High School, will attend DePaul University.

Hwan is a graduate of Hoffman Estates High School and will be attending St. Louis University.

Maya, a graduate of Elk Grove High School, will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mazariegos is a graduate of Buffalo Grove High School and will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Peterson, a graduate of Wheeling High School, will be at Brigham Young University in the fall.

The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation also provides scholars with ongoing supportive services including guidance and encouragement, peer and mentoring networks and personal support.

• Randy Conrad, Leyden High School District 212 athletic director, was invited by the National Federation of State High School Associations to be part of an 11-member national committee to write the rules for high school wrestling competitions throughout the United States.

Conrad's four-year term of office begins in April of 2011.

• Community Consolidated school District 15's board of education named Scott Thompson the district's interim superintendent for the 2010-11 school year.

Thompson comes to District 15 from Antioch School District 34, where he served as superintendent of school for the past five years. Before that, he served a combined 16 years as a principal, assistant principal and teacher at various suburban Chicago schools.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Christian education from Seattle Pacific University; a master's degree in theology from North Park Theological Seminary; and a Type 75 Administrative Certificate from North Park University. He is currently completing his dissertation at National Louis University.

• Maureen Brown of Lake Zurich was named Barrington Chapter of Lyric Opera of Chicago Volunteer of the Year. Board members gathered at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago for the chapter's annual meeting and luncheon where Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director William Mason presents the award.

Brown has been a Barrington Lyric Chapter member for 11 years and has served as co-president, president, program chairwoman, created may clever invitations, collected items for and worked during may of Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual Operathons. Currently Brown serves as hospitality co-chairman for the chapter.

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