Kelli LaValle earned the leading role in a national commercial for Perkins Restaurants. She also was asked to perform at a private gala for The Music Theatre Company in Highland Park, IL, after organizers saw her perform at the senior showcase.
Jonny Kaufmann is producer of the “Morning Rush,” a morning show on Cities 92.9 WRPW-FM in Bloomington and Normal, IL. He also is news director, which includes providing news updates, covering local press conferences and helping update the website with current news stories.
Grant Swanson teaches sixth grade at St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation in South Dakota. After his first year of teaching under contract with Teach For America, he worked as a teacher-ranger at Yellowstone National Park. As a result, he was able to take his students on a weeklong field trip to Yellowstone through the program Expedition: Yellowstone! a curriculum-based educational program about the importance of the park.
Patrick Nebl won the Bowling Green State University Schipper Award for Statistics, which is awarded to one graduate student in the university’s psychology department after the first year. The student who wins must perform highly in the graduate level statistics courses, help and teach others and create a good environment in these classes.