MALTA – Kishwaukee College recently honored current students for excellence in the classroom.
Faculty and staff recognized and celebrated the academic achievement of students during the month of May. Winners for the college’s literary and arts journal, The Kamelian, were also recognized. Students received certificates commemorating their achievements.
The following students received awards for their academic excellence:
Achievement Award in Mathematics: Hannah Lager, Rochelle; and Nicholas Patrick Shay, DeKalb
Excellence in History Award: Austin G. Arndt, Malta; and Colin Strader, Genoa
Natalie Calhoun Award: Cecilia Schmitt, Rochelle
Outstanding 2D Artist: Kerstin Henke, DeKalb
Outstanding 3D Artist: Cecilia Schmitt, Rochelle
Outstanding Academic Achievement and Peer Support in Theatre: Kayla Mingus, Oregon
Outstanding Academic Achievement in General Chemistry: Anthony Castaldo, Paw Paw
Outstanding Academic Achievement in Organic Chemistry: Caleb Vejvoda, DeKalb
Outstanding Creative Writing Student: Luke Martin, Sycamore
Outstanding Criminal Justice Student: Zachary Prosser, Rochelle
Outstanding English Student: Stephanee Dries, Genoa; Luke Martin, Sycamore; Peter Skaret, DeKalb; and Cody West, DeKalb
Outstanding Financial Accounting Student: Nicholas Iscra, Genoa
Outstanding Managerial Accounting Student: Ramses Garcia, DeKalb
Outstanding Massage Therapy Student: Sierra Goddard, Freeport; and Jenna Lyn Hansen, Rochelle
Outstanding Photography: Leslie D. Wilcher, DeKalb
The college’s award-winning literary and arts journal, The Kamelian, also announced literature, arts and best of show for this year’s edition.
The winners in the literature categories are:
Short Fiction: Sophie West, Oregon, first place; Adriana Aumann-Weyenberg, DeKalb, second place; and Rosemary Komes, DeKalb, third place
Poetry: Carley Anne Ackland, Rochelle, first; Amerald Wheatley-Johnson, DeKalb, second; and Maria Hernandez, DeKalb, third
Essay: Amerald Wheatley-Johnson, DeKalb, first; and Anna Walter, Genoa, second
The winners in the art categories are:
Photography: Olivia Napiorkowski, Genoa, first and second place; and Susan E. Pfotenhauer, DeKalb, third place
2D: Callie Ackland, Rochelle, first; Susan E. Pfotenhauer, DeKalb, second; and Elsie Gordon, Dixon, third
3D: Susan E. Pfotenhauer, DeKalb, first, second and third place
This year, the art judges unanimously selected Callie Ackland's two-dimensional entry "Hatching" as Best of Show, citing both the quality of the work and the story told through the piece.