HCC Holds A Script Writing Contest To Produce A Movie
Highland Community College has added a Motion Picture Production class for the Summer 2016 Semester, and is holding a script writing contest to be able to say, “Let us make your movie.” During the eight-week class, students will tell the story from the chosen script to produce the 45-minute movie.
Mass Communication instructor Jim Yeager said, “We are excited to bring this class to our students, who have already taken production courses through our Mass Communication program. We know we have some talented writers in our area. The eight-week course is enough time for us to make a movie, but not write a script. This is a great way for a creative writer from the Highland district to assist in our storytelling.”
Submitted scripts can be of any genre, with the only requirement that it fits into a 45-minute film. It should be a compelling story, capable of being produced locally. Once the script has been chosen, there will be auditions for actors. Students in the Motion Picture Production class will then work behind the scenes to produce the movie.
Yeager and Mass Communication students will evaluate each script to determine which script will be produced. Eligibility requirements are:
- writer must be at least 18 years of age or be a Highland Community College student
- live in the Highland district
- the work must be original (no adaptations)
- the script should be roughly 45 minutes in length (45 pages)
Scott Keilin Joins The Harvard State Bank
Harvard IL, (February 3, 2016)– The Harvard State Bank is pleased to welcome, Scott Keilin, Loan and
Business Development Officer at our Oregon office. Scott has worked in the mortgage industry for
over 15 years and will be working at the bank with both residential and commercial customers.
In this position, Scott will focus on relationships within Ogle County and the surrounding areas. His
past experience in the residential mortgage business will support his outreach in servicing the areas
mortgage and commercial loan needs. Scott graduated from Ohio State University and is a member of
The Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals.
Scott will work with a wide range of residential loan offerings such as In-house, FNMA, FHA, ARM, and
USDA. He will work with our customers to place them in the type of loan that will best serve their
“The Harvard State Bank is proud of our 150 year heritage and as we continue to grow, we are very
pleased that Scott, a local Oregon resident, has joined our team. His presence will serve our bank and
our communities well,” states Phillip Lehmann, CEO and President of The Harvard State Bank.
Scott currently resides in Oregon with his family.
Serenity Hospice & Home Adds Credentials
Serenity Hospice and Home has added yet another credential to its already qualified medical team.
Minnette Scott, Director of Nursing, is now a Board Certified Pain Management Nurse.
“This is yet another credential that allows Serenity to offer the best patient care around,” said Executive
Director, Lynn Knodle. “We are so proud to have Minnette as our Director of Nursing. She was already
a wonderful asset to our team, but the new qualification just adds to her already impressive set of
Scott, who has been with Serenity Hospice and Home since 2009, has wanted to be a nurse since she
was in the fourth grade and she never wavered from that goal. “I knew what I wanted to be when I
grew up and I knew I wanted to help people at an early age,” Scott said. Her other qualifications include
a BSN degree from Millikin University and she is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.
“Being a hospice nurse allows me to do what I went to school to do,” Scott said. “I get to spend time
with the patients and their families and I know I’m making a difference when I can relieve someone’s
suffering.” Scott, who lives in Oregon, is married to Richard Scott and they have two daughters,
Meghan and Gabrielle.
Serenity Hospice and Home is a not-for-profit hospice located in Oregon, IL. They offer in-home hospice
care along with an 8 room apartment style inpatient facility for patients and their families.
HCC Foundation announces scholarship deadline
Pat Dunn, Highland Foundation director of operations and member of the HCC Scholarship Committee has announced that. is the deadline for submitting Highland Community College Foundation scholarship applications
A searchable database of more than 100 scholarships is available at highland.edu. This online tool allows Highland students to review scholarships based on eligibility criteria. Students seeking additional information on the application process should call the Foundation office at 815.599.3413 or the Financial Aid Office at 815.599.3519.
In previous years, the Foundation has annually awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to HCC students. Scholarships, vary in amounts and are available for high school graduates, returning students, non-traditional students, part-time students, and adults seeking to re-enter or attend college for the first time.
The Foundation has awarded more than $6.8 million in scholarships through annually-funded, endowed, and memorial scholarships. Since 1962, these scholarships have been established and sustained by generous donations from individuals and businesses in northwest Illinois.
Oregon Park District Hires New Recreation Program Manager
The Oregon Park District is excited to welcome Amanda Himert Zimmerman as our Recreation Program Manager. Zimmerman's main focus as Recreation Program Manager is supervising the Extended Time before and after school program, summer camps and general recreation programs.
Mike Guzman, Superintendent of Recreation, is excited for the addition to his staff. "With Candice leaving our program and accepting a new position in Vermont, we were excited to find such a great fit in Amanda for the Oregon Park District. Amanda brings a great deal of experience and excitement in returning to the Oregon community. The transition in our E.T. program should be flawless with Amanda taking over.
We'd like to introduce you to Amanda:
"Just like many children in Oregon, I find my best childhood memories participating in the many park district programs such as softball, soccer, swimming, tumbling as well as spending the majority of my free time in our parks. I was also active throughout my school years participating in cheerleading, track and field, peer mentoring, student council and key club. Alongside being within the park district and school district, I was heavily involved in a few external clubs from a young age such as competitive gymnastics, competitive cheerleading and indoor soccer. When there was free time within my schedule I would either be enjoying the outdoors or found inside reading a good book.
I started college courses at Sauk Valley Community College before graduating from Oregon High School in 2008. From there I attended Illinois State University and spent each summer completing more college courses through Rock Valley Community College and Kishawaukee College. I graduated with my Bachelors in Education from Illinois State in 2012.
Shortly after graduating, I gained a position as a Leisure Services Supervisor with the Northbrook Park District within the Northern suburbs of Chicago where I managed the before and after school program for over 400 families along with summer camps, teen programming, visual arts and special events. After three years of serving the community of Northbrook, I felt the desire for a more meaningful purpose in my service of recreation. I wanted to return to Oregon to give back to the community that once brought me up. I am beyond thrilled that this opportunity has presented itself. I am confident that I will make a positive influence and be able to enhance the lives of the families I will serve here in Oregon."
Join us in welcoming Amanda back to the Oregon community and Oregon Park District.
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