The following Joliet area residents are using their creativity in various ways.
Five local residents are members of the University of Iowa 2019 Hawkeye Marching Band: Kelly Macanip of Plainfield, Jonathan Mattingly of Homer Glen, Lanie Smith of Coal City, Samuel Grubisich of New Lenox and Eric Small of Joliet.
In addition, Bethany Charleston of New Lenox, a student at Bob Jones University majoring in music education, was one of 12 students to receive the Gingery-Mack Music Scholarship, a scholarship fund that provides financial aid to young Christian musicians at BJU. Charleston.
Finally, Erin Czyzewski of Frankfort, who is studying public relations at Iowa State University, was a member of the alumni and committee relations committee for The Fashion Show 2019.