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12 | February 16, 2017 | The tinley junction News Photo Submitted Odyssey Country Club to debut new look on March 1 When you have a lifetime of love in your heart, it’s never too soon to protect it. At Franciscan Health, we offer state-of-the-art heart and vascular screenings to identify potential problems before an emergency. Come in to assess your heart health today, and, together, we can make sure you – and your heart – are ready for better moments, and more of them. Call 1-866-790-2229 today to schedule your heart risk assessment, or visit to learn more. Staff Report The Odyssey, a longstanding, premiere south side destination for weddings and special events in Tinley Park, is undergoing a dramatic interior renovation. The venue has had a number of updates in its 24 years of operation, but none have had the impact that visitors and guests of events will experience with the comprehensive interior redesign that is transforming the space for its March 1 unveiling. The re-imagined spaces will be brighter and more contemporary, offering a renewed sophistication. The dark woods, ornately painted ceiling friezes and deep, rich carpets are being replaced with shimmering platinum wall coverings and finishes, exquisite furnishings, marble floors and magnificent crystal chandeliers. In addition, dramatic, color-changing lighting is being added throughout the ballrooms to bring each hosts color inspirations to life. “With this remodel, we wanted our spaces to maintain the elegance with which we have always been associated, and also provide event hosts endless opportunities to transform the space to reflect their unique vision and to bring their personal style to life,” shared Patricia Halikias, The Odyssey’s architect and remodel director. The majestic architectural features that always leave an impression on visitors will remain, including the grand entry foyer with twin staircases and impressive, 2-story fireplace. The exquisite ballrooms and outdoor veranda will continue to host views of the pristine golf course, private lakes, cascading fountains, charming gazebos and beautiful floral gardens. The Odyssey Event Centre can accommodate intimate events with as few as 40 guests, up to extraordinary receptions with 1000 guests. The Odyssey remains open during the remodel, and visitors and event hosts can continue to book their events and tour the remodel. The popular Sunday Brunch also continues every weekend throughout the remodel. For more information, visit odys School the tinley junction | February 16, 2017 | 13 The tinley Junction’s Standout Student Sponsored by Marquette Bank Fifth-grader heads off to Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bee ‘We’re all in this together’ Summit Hill Junior High takes on ‘High School Musical’ in drama production Andie Schutt, Southwest Chicago Christian School second-grader What is one essential you must have when studying? I like to have my mom and dad help me study. What do you like to do when not in school or studying? I like to draw, ice skate, roller blade, and read books. What is your dream job? I would like to be a vet, because I love animals. What are some of your most played songs on your iPod? My favorite song is “How far I will go”. What is one thing people don’t know about you? I like cheerleading. To whom do you look up to and why? I look up to my mom, because she is very kind. What do you keep under your bed? My cat sleeps under my bed. Who is your favorite teacher and why? My favorite teacher is Ms. Kickert, because she is very kind and she also taught my dad. What’s your favorite class and why? My favorite subject is reading, because I love to photo Submitted learn about new things. What is one thing that stands out about your school? We all learn about God. What extracurricular(s) do you wish your school had? I wish we had an ice skating team. What’s your morning routine? I wake up and eat breakfast. After breakfast, I get dressed and brush my teeth and get my stuff together, and then my mom drives me to school. If you could change one thing about school what would it be? I wish we had longer recesses. What’s your favorite thing to eat in the cafeteria? I love to eat apples. What’s your best memory from school? My favorite memory is my best friend and me playing on the swings. Standout Student nominations come from Tinley Park and area schools. Submitted by Community Consolidated School District 146 Maksym Sierak is a fifth grade student at Fulton School in Tinley Park. He finished first at the District 146 Spelling Bee featuring two students from each of the six schools, including Central Middle School. His first place finish earned him a spot at the 7th Annual South Cook Intermediate Service Center Scripps Spelling Bee at Colin Powell Middle School in Matteson held on Feb. 9. Sierak finished in second place out of 38 spellers, missing only one vocabulary word definition. His second place finish earned him a spot at the Regional ISC Scripps Spelling Bee, which will be held at McClure Junior High School in Western Springs on Feb. 21. Should he come School News University of Wisconsin-Madison Two Tinley Park students recognized on dean’s list Jonathan Barker and Hailey Staunton, both of Tinley Park, have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the fall 2016 semester. To earn a dean’s list honors at UWM, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Barker is majoring in engineering, while Staunton is majoring in education. Saint Louis University Student from Tinley Park earns dean’s list honor Alyssa Tromp, of Tinley Park, has been named to the dean’s list at Saint Louis University for the fall 2016 semester. Tromp, who is in the School Fulton School fifth-grader Maksym Sierak is to compete at a regional spelling bee. photo submitted in first place at that round, he will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. of Nursing, earned a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.7 and complete at least 12 hours of graded course work during that semester. University of Iowa Tinley Park students named to dean’s list The following Tinley Park residents have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Iowa for the fall 2016 semester: Benjamin Coverick, Robert Cregg, Alexander Gacek, Michael Grenda, Neal Hausmann, Joseph Jalowiec, Jillian Jendra, Tyler Jendra, Abby Placzkowski, Patricia Remblake, Katlyn Rozovics, Katie Scott, of Tinley Park, IL (60487) Ariel Steusloff and Sarah Yanik. Summit Hill Junior High Drama Club recently performed their version of the popular Disney movie “High School Musical.” Photo Submitted Illinois State University Dean’s list includes Tinley Park students Illinois State University recently announced the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester. The following Tinley Park residents were recognized: Thomas Adams, Sarah Beninato, Kelly Berndt, Kelly Blyth, Paige Buerger, Joseph Cardinal Margaret DeMauro, Catherine Foley, Ryan Forrest, Meaghan Gallagher, Jack Hinkleman, Paige Jarsombeck, Caleigh Jaskierski, Megan Kapala, Theresa Kniepmann, Clare Maylone, Reaghan Murphy, Melissa Owens, Rachel Smith, Nicole Vitro and Marc Zidek. School News is compiled by F. Amanda Tugade,