In Brief: YoungArts Merit winner; volunteer at museum

<p>Photo courtesy of Siqi Liu.</p>

Photo courtesy of Siqi Liu.

YoungArts Foundation Merit winner

Siqi Liu, of Naperville and a student at Naperville Central High School, recently was named a National YoungArts Foundation Merit winner in writing. Of about 11,000 applications from students in 10 disciplines across the literary, performing, visual and design arts fields, Siqi is among the 687 youth recognized for her outstanding work and accomplishments.

Volunteer at DuPage Children’s Museum

The DuPage Children’s Museum is in need of adult volunteers during the week to provide support on the museum floor and for behind-the-scenes administrative and maintenance needs. All volunteers enjoy a free family membership, invitations to social events, training and development opportunities, flexible scheduling, discounts in the SMART Café, and the opportunity to meet new people and make a difference in the lives of children.

Opportunities include: play assistant, museum assistant, art studio, visitor services, maintenance and administrative.

Contact Diane Ernst, coordinator of volunteer resources, at 630-637-8000, ext. 4680, to schedule a tour of the museum. Or apply online at

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