Allison Keller, of Chicago, was recently awarded the Deutsch Family Scholarship sponsored by Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits.

Keller is a secondary education major at Marquette University.

Recipients are selected based on academic performance, school and community activities, work experience and a recommendation.

Allison is the daughter of Dane Keller.


Isabelle Panozzo, of Beverly, recently graduated from Elmhurst College. Panozzo earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.


Kennedy Smith, of Beverly, was named to the 2019 spring semester dean’s list at Simmons University in Boston, Mass.

To qualify for dean’s list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or more credit hours of work in classes using the letter grade system.


Rachel Spann, of Beverly, earned a doctor of medicine degree from the School of Medicine at Tulane University, in New Orleans, during its commencement ceremony held on May 18.

The ceremony’s keynote speaker was Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Spann and fellow class members were honored at the ceremony, which included all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional commencement but with a New Orleans twist, including herald trumpets and a second-line jazz procession.


Thomas Harris, of Mt. Greenwood, has been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.

Harris was awarded a $3,000 scholarship toward his participation in the Bard-Smolny Program at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he will study Russian for the fall 2019 semester.

Harris is currently pursuing dual degrees in math and engineering through Bard College and Columbia University’s 3+2 program, in which Bard students may transfer to Columbia at the end of their junior year at Bard and, upon completing a two-year program at Columbia, qualify for both a bachelor’s of arts from Bard and a bachelor’s of science from Columbia.

Harris is also a concept artist and poet, going by his Russian name, Foma. He is currently working on several projects, including his second book.