Under a photo of late South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela, Aurora University senior Crystal Hart (right) reflected on Mandela's legacy at an M.L. King Day celebration. "King and Mandela: Legacy of Peace," staged by AU students and faculty, drew hundreds to the university's Crimi Auditorium. The program included remarks by university president Rebecca L. Sherrick, readings and reflections by students and music by the university chorale. Lisa Fredenburgh, university Director of Choral and Vocal Activities and Chair, Music Department, conducted the chorale and led all in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to close the event.
Mill Creek Elementary School students are supportinh Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and the Cadence Health Foundation this school year, as these two organizations work together to build a Ronald McDonald House near Cadence Health – CDH Campus. Mill Creek Elementary School is focusing all of its fundraising efforts this school year on the Cadence Health Foundation (which includes Delnor Hospital in Geneva and Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield) and the Ronald McDonald House project. The school’s goal is to raise $5,000.
A Dist. 129 elementary school choirs performs at last year’s Fine Arts Festival.
Warrenville resident Kristine Marie Miller presented "Warm Jazz" at the Batavia Public Library Sunday. Miller, accompanied by pianist Bob Orland of Batavia, performed in the library's monthly "Sundays on Stage" series.
Sixteen School Dist. 129 staff members recently have received hand-delivered A+ Appreciation Certificates in recognition of their work. The A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools recently introduced the Appreciation Certificates as a unique way to recognize and thank that special teacher, coach, staff member, bus driver or friend of our schools.