Abby Moore (left) and Lauri DeRuiter-Willems, chair of the Booth Collaborative Advisory Committee. (Supplied photo)

Abby Moore (left) and Lauri DeRuiter-Willems, chair of the Booth Collaborative Advisory Committee. (Supplied photo)

OLCHS grad Moore honored for student research at EIU

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The Booth Collaborative Advisory Committee at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston recently honored a student from Oak Lawn as a winner of the 2023 Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity.

Abby Moore, a senior majoring in Communication Disorders and Sciences, won first place for “Otolaryngologist and Speech-Language Pathologist Collaboration in Head and Neck Cancer.” Moore is a 2019 graduate of Oak Lawn Community High School.

The Booth Library Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The program encourages students to enhance their studies by utilizing the wealth of information available at Booth Library and other research venues.

All entries were original works completed by Eastern students within the last 12 months. The award recipients were selected on the basis of excellence, creativity and the use of research resources. A digital copy of award entries will be a part of the library’s institutional repository, The Keep, found at https://thekeep.eiu.edu/lib_awards/.

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Skating is winter’s silver lining

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Scout Sunday at St. Mary Star of the Sea

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Rush wants fair shake for independent auto repair shops

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