Teen of the Month
Oglesby Elks Announces September Teens of the Month
The Oglesby Elks announce their September Teens of the Month, Macy Bosnich and Samuel Maschmann.
Macy, a senior at St. Bede Academy, is the daughter of Melissa and Alan Bosnich of DePue. Macy is currently 1st in her class and has been active in basketball, volleyball, student council, and Lectio Divina all 4 years. She is an Illinois State Scholar and has been on the honor roll all 4yrs.
Macy is the Vice-President of Student Council. As a senior she was also the co-captain of her basketball and volleyball teams. As a junior, Macy was the InterAct Club President. She is currently the Co-President of the Heritage Club.
She was in the Spanish Club as a freshman and sophomore and the Foreign Language Club her junior and senior years. She assisted on the Yearbook Staff as a sophomore and junior. Macy has been an Ambassador for her school since her junior year. She is currently on the Prom Committee. Macy also played softball her freshman year and then was on the track team her sophomore and junior years. She also enjoyed Chorus as a freshman.
Macy was awarded the Citizenship Award as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She received the English award her freshman and junior year. As a sophomore and junior she was given the Chemistry Award. Macy was also given the AP History Award her junior year. She was All-Conference Academic for basketball as a sophomore and junior and as a junior for volleyball. Macy was Most Improved in track her junior year and basketball her sophomore year. For Volleyball, she received the News Tribune All Area Third Team as a junior, Bureau County Republican Second Team her sophomore year, and Best defensive player and Most Digs her junior year. Macy also competed in the World Youth in Science and Engineering where as a junior she placed 1st in Computer Science and 3rd in Chemistry. At sectionals she place 2nd in Computer Science.
Macy volunteers in the community as well. She has helped at the DePue’s Men’s Club food stand during the DePue boat races he freshman, sophomore and junior year. She helped at the 5K race during the boat races all 4 years of high school. As a junior she helped at the Hall Township Food Pantry. She went with other St, Bede students to Kentucky on a mission trip her junior year. During her first 3 years, Macy has also helped with St. Bede’s Annual Action, basketball camp and volleyball camp.
Macy plans to attend a university and major in neuroscience and then attend medical school to become a doctor.
Samuel Maschmann, a senior at St. Bede Academy, is the son of Scott and Jennifer Maschmann of Peru. Samuel is currently 3rd in his class and is an Illinois Scholar. He has also been busy with football, Scholastic Bowl and the Bass Fishing Club all 4 years. He has also been on the honor roll his freshman through junior years.
Samuel has been active in wrestling his sophomore through senior year. He was in choir as a freshman. Samuel was in the Venturing Club during his freshman and sophomore years and then a Student Ambassador his junior and senior years.
He has been the Co-Captain of the Scholastic Bowl team these last 2 years and his team has won the regional championship all 4 years. Samuel received the Math Award his freshman and junior years. As a sophomore he was given the Spanish and World History Awards. His Bass Fishing club has competed in the regional championship. As a junior and senior Samuel competed on the WYSE team and won 3rd place in English individually while the team won the Team Championship in the regionals and sectionals.
Samuel has volunteered to help at the Youth football camp all 4 years. He was also a counselor at the Echo Bluffs camp his freshman and sophomore years.
After high school, Samuel plans to attend a 4 year university to study computer science and engineering. After college he would like to find a job as a software engineer.
Oglesby Elks Announces October Teens of the Month
The Oglesby Elks announce their October Teens of the Month, Teanna Cattani and Cade Piscia.
Teanna, a senior at Hall High School, is the daughter of Kathy Cattani. Teanna is currently 9th in her class and has been active in basketball and on the honor roll all 4 years.
She participated in Cross-Country her junior and senior years. She was a part of the track team her freshman year and volleyball her freshman and sophomore years. She was a Devilette and has been teaching their squad dances since she was a sophomore. She has won multiple Cross-Country awards including 2nd in the Three Rivers Conference meet. She was a co-captain in Basketball and Cross-Country her senior year. She was All-Conference Academic for Cross-Country her junior year.
Teanna was the Advanced Digital Media Arts Team lead designer her junior and senior year. She was selected by administration to design/create the athletic programs and athletic posters her junior and senior years. Her junior year she was also selected to design/create the Calmone Classic printed advertisements and the North Central Bank and Spring Valley Bank advertisements for the gymnasium video board. She was selected by her peers to design a Spanish Club shirt and Envirothon shirt her sophomore year, a Prom shirt her junior year, and Homecoming shirt her senior year.
She has been in the National Honor Society since her junior year. She was in Spanish Club her freshman and sophomore year. She was a part of Pep Club as a freshman and was on the Yearbook staff as a senior. Teanna had art published in Celebrating Art’s annual book her freshman year. She was a recipient as a junior for the NCI Artworks Mad Hatters Ball “Outstanding Student of the Arts.” Teanna received the Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition for fine arts her junior year. She was a HOBY finalist her sophomore year. She was TRAC Art Festival All-Conference her freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Teanna volunteers in the community as well. Since her junior year she has been helping tutor other students. She helped sell raffle tickets and gave out T-shirts for the Hall football golf outing. Teanna helped once a week at Mrs. Harrison’s Hall conservation garden her senior year. She helped with the Rotary Park Music Art Festival her junior year. Teanna’s sophomore and junior year, she helped at the Wine and Art Stroll in LaSalle at Sasso’s. She has been a member of the Daughters of Revolution since her sophomore year and has been helping with their fundraisers.
Teanna has enjoyed working at TNT Lawn care the past 2 summers. As a junior she directed a children’s painting party. She has also enjoyed creating some oil paintings for friends and to be in “The Official Christmas Elves Handbook” by Dana Cattani. She also enjoyed entering the Congressional Art Competition with inkwork.
Teanna wants to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to focus on studying and creating art. She would also like to find a job or internship in this field to gain more experience in the field. She would then like to attend graduate school to become an art therapist with her own practice.
Cade Piscia, a senior at LaSalle-Peru High School, is the son of Rick and Stephanie Piscia. He has been on the honor roll since his freshman year. He has also been a part of the Marching band and Concert band since his sophomore year. He is also the section leader for the trombone section.
Cade was in Math Club his junior year and competed in the WYSE competition. As a senior, Cade was a part of the Link Crew that helps incoming freshmen throughout their freshmen year. He was awarded Renaissance Cards since his freshmen year. He was awarded the High Scholarship Legion his sophomore and junior years. He was also a Student Rotary attendee as a senior.
Cade has participated in the annual Polar Plunge Actives to help raise money since his sophomore year. He has also helped with ACC Residence Wiring since his freshman year wiring a garage for a local resident.
Cade worked at Target his sophomore and junior years and has been working at AMC Theater since his junior year. He enjoys spending time with friends, playing video games, hiking, swimming, and bike rides. He learned how to play intro level guitar with his dad. Cade also enjoys collecting baseball cards and sports memorabilia.
Cade plans to attend IVCC to take classes to start his journey into becoming an electrician or electrical engineer.
Oglesby Elks Announces November Teens of the Month
The Oglesby Elks announce their November Teens of the Month, Regina Scarpaci and Jakyb Stoddard.
Regina, a senior at Hall High School, is the daughter of Lorie and Jim Scarpaci. Regina is currently 2nd in her class and has been active in soccer, Spanish Club, WTSE/ACES, Envirothon, scholastic bowl and on the honor roll all 4 years.
She participated in basketball her freshman year. She has been on the bowling team since her sophomore year. Regina was a co-captain as a senior for the soccer and bowling teams.
Regina was in the National Honor Society her junior and senior years. She was in Freshman Chorus her freshman year and Advanced Chorus her sophomore through senior years. She was a member, her sophomore year, in the Hall D.E.E.D.S. (Dedicated to each and every devil). She was in the Honorary Activities Club her junior and senior years. While in Envirothon, she was the co-captain every year since her sophomore year.
As a freshman, Regina volunteered for Vacation Bible School, Sweetheart breakfast, Children’s Christmas program and God’s Work, Our Hands through St. John’s Lutheran Church. Regina went on a mission trip to Copperhill, TN for a week through St. John’s Lutheran Church her freshman year. She also attended the National Youth Gathering ELCA in Houston, TX through St. John’s Lutheran Church her sophomore year. Regina helped at the Special Olympics her sophomore year.
Regina has enjoyed her piano lessons that she has been taking since her freshman year. She enjoyed being a Helper in Training at Kid’s Klub Camp her freshman year. She enjoyed TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) Live In her junior year. As a sophomore, she enjoyed being a Substitute Sunday School Teacher as St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Regina plans to attend college after high school to become a Forensic Scientist.
Jakyb Stoddard, a senior at St. Bede Academy, is the son of J.J and Danielle Stoddard. He has been on the honor roll all 4 years.
Jakyb played baseball his freshman year. He was also on the basketball team his freshman and sophomore years. He was a part of the Basketball Blue team his junior and senior years. The Blue Team went to the girls’ basketball practices and scrimmage against the girls to help make them better.
As a freshman, he was in the marching band and pep band. Jakyb was in the concert band his freshman year were he participated in the Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts.
Jakyb was a Lectio Divina participant all 4 years. As a junior and senior, he was a St. Bede Ambassador. Jakyb was in Chinese Club his sophomore year were he was honored with the Best Chinese Award. He was also a part of the Student Council his senior year. Jakyb also participated in St. Bede’s Variety Show as a senior where he was the MC as well. As a senior, he was a Salute to Illinois Scholars and was invited to the National Student Leadership Council camp.
Jakyb has been volunteering with the Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at his Church and the American Legion since he was in 5th grade. He helped at the St. Bede baseball camp his freshman year and the basketball camps his freshman through junior years. Jakyb has helped at the Putnam County Bizarre his freshman, sophomore and senior years. He volunteered to keep the Putnam County 6th Basketball teams game book his sophomore year. Jakyb also played a victim for the Putnam County EMA training his junior year.
Jakyb enjoys being an Office Manager at Life Balance Counselling and Wellness since his junior year. He enjoys spending time with his family doing various activities. He enjoys watching football and basketball games. Jakyb enjoys spending time with his friends playing video games, going to games, watching movies or just hanging out.
Jakyb plans to major in Psychology and minor in Neuroscience. He has not decided where he will go to earn his bachelor degree yet but knows he want to also earn a Doctorate. Then he can get his state license so he can be a Clinical Neuro-Psychologist.
Oglesby Elks Announces January Teens of the Month
The Oglesby Elks announce their January Teens of the Month, Madison Miranda and Kyle Peterson.
Madison, a senior at St. Bede Academy, is the daughter of Noe and Karen Miranda. She has been on the honor roll all 4 years. As a senior, Madison is the Treasurer of her class.
She has been in Volleyball all 4 years. Madison played basketball and softball her freshman and sophomore years. As a senior, she participated in bowling, golf and bass fishing.
Madison was in a musical at school her freshman year. She also wrote a Christmas jingle about St. Bede as a junior that was played on the radio.
She was in Spanish club her freshman and sophomore year. She received honors in Spanish her junior year and helped tutor underclassman. Madison was in Foreign Language club her junior and senior years. She has been in Student Council all 4 years and was Treasurer her senior year. She was an Ambassador her junior and senior years. She has been in the Interact Club all 4 years. Madison has been in Lectio Divina all 4 years. She was on the prom committee her senior year.
Madison volunteered at multiple St, Bede events including these events: Golf outing and SBA Tea and Style Show as a freshman, SBA Wrestling Team and SBA Auction as a sophomore, and SBA Painting Project and SBA Volleyball Camp as a junior. She volunteered at the Depue 5K run/walk as a freshman Madison helped with the Depue’s Men’s Club Stand at the Depue boat races her freshman, sophomore and senior years.
Madison enjoys going camping every year with her family to go camping. While there she likes to swim, kayak, boat, jet ski, tube, hike, and site see. This past summer she had the opportunity to live in the camper and work all summer at a popular local brewing company called Stormcloud. At home, Madison likes to dog sit for neighbors and family. She also enjoys watching Netflix, cooking, doing yoga with her parents, online shopping and hanging with friends.
Madison plans to attend Illinois Valley Community College for at least 1 year. She plans to transfer to a 4 year school after IVCC possibly majoring in a medical filed or a communications field.
Kyle Petersen, a senior at LaSalle-Peru Township High School, is the son of Jeffrey and Lisa Petersen. He has been on the honor roll and in the 6 Semester High Scholarship Legion all 4 years.
He was in band, marching band, pep band and concert band his freshman through junior years. Kyle was a Northern Illinois Big XII Conference Concert Band Player his sophomore year.
Kyle was in Computer Club all 4 years. He was in Live Sports Streaming Team as a senior. He was a LP Lunch Club Podcast Host & Editor his senior year. Kyle was a Renaissance member his freshman and sophomore years.
He has helped Perfectly Flawed with several fundraisers and events his sophomore through senior years. Kyle’s junior year, he was an International Overdose Awareness Day Volunteer for “Train the Trainer Event” and Candlelight Vigil. He helped with Buddy’s Purpose Overdose Awareness Walk Videography his junior and senior years.
As a sophomore, Kyle started working with flying drones which quickly added a passion for aerial videography and then videography as a whole. His work was noticed by area businesses and groups in the community and eventually he started getting offers from local business and groups to make videos or photo content for promotional purposes. In doing this he has gained a real love for being behind camera and expressing his creativity to not only to satisfy himself, but to use his skill to provide value for others. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends and of course his dog, Murphy. One of his favorite things to do with his friends and family is hiking which keeps him active.
Kyle plans to attend college though he has not decided if he will go to IVCC or a 4 year right after high school. He would like to earn a Digital Media to continue in the field of photography, videography, and/or communications.