BRET AND LAURA ROGERS announce the birth of a son, Ethan Clark Rogers, on Dec. 17, 1998, at Shawnee Mission Hospital. Grandparents are Jeane and Becky Rogers, Kansas City, Kan., and Linda F. Clark, Lawrence. Maternal great-grandmother is Mary Clark, Lake Charles, La. Laura is the daughter of the late Dr. Ray A. Clark.
TARA WRIGHT, daughter of Richard Wright, Lawrence, and Donna Wright, Lecompton, graduated from Central Maine Medical School of Nursing in Lewiston, Maine. She will take her state boards in Maine. She has accepted a job as a critical care nurse at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Tex. Wright is the granddaughter of Joe and Neita Bahnmaier, Lawrence, and Florence Andes, Lecompton.
THESE STUDENTS from Lawrence graduated last month from Flint Hills Job Corps Center, Manhattan: Sean Hoover, Derick Wallace and Erick Wallace, all plumbing completers.
THE LAWRENCE MEMORIAL Hospital Auxiliary has awarded Health Career Scholarships this year to Carrie Pohl and Tania Valverde. The $500 scholarships are renewable for up to four years as long as the student maintains at least a "B" average and remains in the field of health care. Money for the scholarships is raised primarily from proceeds from the Hospital Gift Shop which is run by volunteers under the leadership of manager Carol Aust.
Other Lawrence students currently receiving auxiliary scholarships are H. Jean Lin, Jerrell Herod and Margaret Uwadia. The auxiliary also offers scholarships to the KU School of Nursing and the KU School of Allied Health.
THESE LAWRENCE AREA STUDENTS graduated from Baker University last month: James Barkin, Angela Bierman, William Bruner, Eric Davidson, Michael Eckman, Jan Hammond, Philip Hannon, Donald Hornberger, Scott Kimball, Michael Major, Danita Medina-Price, Scott Schwarz, Edrie Swanson and Deborah Teague, all of Baldwin; Haley Laffere, Basehor; Michael Drennon, DeSoto; Richard Campbell and Dustin Smith, Eudora; Stacy Copp, Timothy Criswell, Misty Deaton, Jennifer Dix, LaDonna Echols, Penny Eckert, Marcia Engstrom, Maria Haake, Kristian Hatfield, Dennis Hayward, Jill Hilton, Angela Crawford Hutton, Carrie Keyser, David LaFrenz, Joaquin Meza, Courtney Moore, Rebekah Osborne, Robert Patnode, James Richie, Michelle Shelley, John Solomon, Amy Wempe and Marlyn Ziegler, all of Lawrence; Matthew Rhea, Linwood; David Jones, Mona Sabet-Sharghi, Frances Stockton and Carrie Weigand, all of Ottawa; and Scott Beadleston, Perry.
NIKI CHRISTOPHER has completed a law degree at the University of Tulsa. Christopher won five CALI awards for the highest grade in a course. She was also on the Dean's Honor Roll. She hopes to practice law in the Lawrence or Kansas City area. She is the daughter of Dorothy J. Christopher, Wichita, and the late Robert W. Christopher.
JOHN AND SHERYL RAGLAND, DeSoto, announce the birth of a son, Jackson Wayne Ragland, on April 17, 1999, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park. Jackson joins a brother, Jason Wayne, and a sister, Sunny Lynn. Grandparents are Verl and Carolyn Sims, Des Moines, Iowa, and Wade and Peggy Bisop, Fayetteville, Ark. Jackson's great-grandfather is John Berry, Olewein, Iowa.
RYAN DEVLIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Devlin, Lawrence, has earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Bethany College.
PAUL GRANT, Lawrence, has earned a master's degree in religious studies from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a minister to teens at Wellsville Baptist Church. In 1987 he earned an associate of arts degree from Johnson County Community College and in 1990 he received a bachelor of general studies degree from Kansas University. While in seminary he served as a manager of a job readiness program through TKC Enterprises from 1996 to 1998. He is a member of First Christian Church. He and his wife, Cindy, have a son, Paul Jr., and a daughter, Lily Grace.
THESE STUDENTS were named to the Fort Hays State University Dean's Honor Roll for the spring semester: Chad Olmstead, Baldwin; Ryan Callaway, Melissa Pappert, Nicole Rundle, Aimee Sneegas, Thomas Tatum, all of Lawrence; Elizabeth Hornbuckle, Ottawa; Shana Irish and Jamie Voorhies, both of DeSoto; and Brian Stawinski, Basehor.
THESE STUDENTS have earned degrees from Colby Community College: Angela Olsen, Tonganoxie; Theresa Pentlin, Oskaloosa; and Eric Traul, Lawrence.
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY is awarding scholarships to these Lawrence area students: Edward Acker and Brooke Meyer, both of Lawrence; Tabitha Allis, Hailey Hall, Brandy Shoemaker, Jesse Smith and Nichole Teter, all of Ottawa; Elizabeth Barkley, Overbrook; Joseph Rogers and Dustin Rutledge, both of Wellsville; and Franklin Stalb, Eudora.
THESE Lawrence area Baker University students have been recognized for academic achievement: Dana Barker, James Barkin, Amy Cink, Jan Hammond, Claudia Hernandez, Tamara Johnson, Cheryl McFarlane, and Angela Motsinger, all of Baldwin; Haley Laffere, Basehor; Johnna Shackelford, DeSoto; Misty Deaton, David D'Ercole, Kathleen Dickinson, Megan Dickinson, Jennifer Ellifrits-Dix, Leah Haney, Sarah Johnson, Chandra Lancey, Elizabeth Lewis, Heather Reed, Angel Tovar and Burke Walker, all of Lawrence; Matt Rhea, Linwood; Diana Slyvester, Ottawa; and Kyle Deterding and Bryan M. Dorsey, both of Wellsville.
THE LAWRENCE HIGH School Class of 1989 will conduct a reunion July 2 and 3 in Lawrence. For additional information, point your web browser to www.angelfire.com/ks/lhs1989 or write to Class of 1989; P.O. Box 25042; Shawnee Mission 66225-5042. Or call Chris Walters, (785) 979-5060.
ESTELLA EBERHART, a lifelong Lawrence area resident, will celebrate her 100th birthday with a public reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass. She requests no gifts.
JANET BORING, Lawrence, announces the birth of her first grandchild, Alan Dwight Hinz, on May 29, 1999, to Karen and David Hinz, Elkhorn, Wis.
LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL will provide a scholarship for Summer Skeet to attend the five-day Allied Health Camp in June at Winfield College. Skeet is the daughter of Danny and Susan Easum, Perry.
TODD AND ANGELA BREDEHOFT, Lee's Summit, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter, Amber Rachelle Bredehoft, on May 24, 1999, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Overland Park. She joins a brother, Johnathan Paul Bredehoft. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Linda Summers, Springfield, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Marvin E. and Karyn Bredehoft, Lawrence. Maternal great-grandparents are Don and Norma Holloway and Harvey and Johnnie Summers, all of Springfield, Mo. Her paternal great-grandparent is Clara Bredehoft, Independence.
KELLE M. ROSE of Lawrence earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish and religion at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.
THE DANCE GALLERY Competitive Troupes competed in the Starlight Productions Dance Competition May 1-2, at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. They won six High Point Awards and four platinum medals.
Winning top overall in the Teen Small Groups was the Senior Jazz Troupe, whose members are: Sarah Abel, Eudora; Lacy Chauvin, Baldwin; and Sherry Axcell, Tava Bowers, Cassie Carpenter, Amanda Galyardt, Lindsey Hannah, Deena Schaumburg and Morgan Springer, Lawrence.
Winning second overall was the Lyrical Troupe, composed of Abel, Chauvin, Carpenter, Amanda Galyardt, Katelyn Galyardt, Molly Green, Schaumburg and Springer.
Winning third overall in the Junior Small Groups was the Movers Jazz Troupe of Julie Brynds, Katelyn Galyardt, Green, Kristen Kearns, Abbey Murray and Stacey Wales, all of Lawrence.
Winning top overall in the Teen Large Groups was the Senior Tap Troupe whose members are Axcell, Carpenter, Pam Hetrick, Elizabeth Hickert, Jenna McGovern, Murray, MacKenzie Quinlan, Schaumburg, Springer and Wales.
Winning top overall in the Teen Production Category was "Dance Zone" which was comprised of the Senior and Movers jazz troupes and the Junior Jazz Troupe members: Melissa Bowers, Hetrick, Hickert, McGovern, Elizabeth Stephens, Amanda Umholtz, all of Lawrence; and Jamie Lawrenz and Ali Scott, both of Baldwin; and the Mini Jazz Troupe which is composed of Mindy Mihalchik, Emily Moseley, Quinlan and Addie Timmons, all of Lawrence.
Chauvin received a gold medal and placed sixth overall in the junior solo division. Lawrenz also received a gold medal, and Abel and Wales received silver medals in the solo competition.
The Senior Lyrical Troupe with Abel, Chauvin and Schaumberg won a gold medal and second place award in the teen jazz category, as did the small group of Molly Hoss, Carpenter, Hetrick and Springer.
Winning silver medals were the junior small group of Ashley Adams, Kimberly Ferguson, Samantha Galyardt, Megan Gentry and Wake, and the senior duet of Hickert and Elizabeth Stephens.
Schaumburg was selected as one of the four Los Angeles Agents Awards for her outstanding dance and showmanship. She wins an audition with a Los Angeles talent agency.
The Dance Gallery Troupes are coached by Karen Fender, Erin Gogel and Rhonda Weaver.
Winning gold medals and first place awards were:
- The Dance Gallery Acro-Troupe: Brynds, Kearns, Lawrenz, Mihalchik, Timmons, Umholtz, Wales, Elizabeth Beisner, Meredith Bush, Kacey Corpening, Ashlee Ellis, Katelin Karlin and Emily Thomas.
- Junior Jazz Troupe, Senior Lyrical Troupe and Mini Jazz Troupe, listed above.
- Junior Tap Troupe comprised of Erin Berner, Katelyn Galyardt, Moseley, Lynn Sauer, Jamie Shmalberg and Abby Wake.
ERICA SCHWEPLER, daughter of Doug and Karen Schwepler, Perry, has earned a bachelor's degree in behavioral science magna cum laude from Sterling College.
JENNIFER MASTERS, daughter of Brad and Marti Miller, Lawrence, has earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Sterling College.
PETER C. VON KNORRING III and Lisa Pentecost, 1999 graduates of Lawrence High School, have received Trustee's Award scholarships to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design this fall. The merit scholarships were awarded as a result of an art portfolio competition. Von Knorring plans to major in industrial design. He is the son of Pete and Ronna Von Knorring, Lawrence, and the grandson of Eldon and Mary Jo Aechliman, Topeka. Pentecost plans to major in fashion design. She is the daughter of Deb and Terry Pentecost, Lawrence. Both Von Knorring and Pentecost were students of LHS art instructor Pat Nemchock.
THESE LAWRENCE area students received degrees from Highland Community College: Brant Melvin Watson, Eudora; Sklyer Jay Carey, John Howard Hill III and Gina Arlene King, all of Lawrence; and Jaime Lea Florance, Overbrook.
JOSIE D. MADL, Lawrence, was named to the spring Dean's List at Southwest Missouri State University.
THESE LAWRENCE AREA students earned academic honors this spring at Emporia State University: Jill Grosdidier, Baldwin; Amy Ambrose, Heidi Bryson, Jennifer Brosseau, Kristin Brune, Douglas Evers, David Humbarger, Laura Lawellin, April Serbus, Marcy McCabe and Carrie Turnbaugh, all of Lawrence; and Christina McClure, Lecompton.
MICHAEL AND LISA HUTCHINSON, Stonewall, Miss., announce the birth of a daughter Shelby Nicole (Ruth) Hutchinson on April 16, 1999. Maternal grandparents are Curtis and Patty Avera, Enterprise, Miss. Paternal grandparents are Nettie and David Edmonds, Lawrence, and Michael Hutchinson, Columbus, Miss.
JOHNELLE JEAN NUSPL, Baldwin, has been named to the spring semester President's Honor Roll at the University of Wyoming.
THESE LAWRENCE area students were named to the spring Honor Roll at Pittsburg State University: Chad Commons, Baldwin; Amy Trowbridge, Basehor; Angie Caylor, Douglas Meseraull, Sierra Phillips and Sarah Seifert, all of Lawrence; and Amy Goodloe, Ottawa.
TWO LAWRENCE area students were initiated into the Kansas State University Theta Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu: Corey Dunn, sophomore in dietetics, and the daughter of Raymond and Sally Dunn, Baldwin, and Neely Kraus, junior in dietetics, and the daughter of Dennis and Linda Kraus, Lawrence.
SCOTT BEADLESTON, son of David and Susan Warriner Perry, has earned a bachelor's degree in environmental technology and management from Baker University. He received the Blue Key National Honor.
KERSTINA STONER, Lawrence, has graduated from the Kansas State University with a degree in nutrition and exercise sciences, and successfully completed the college's honor program. Her project was "The Effects of Fiber on Blood Cholesterol Levels."
SARA SAUNDERS earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Education Award from Kansas State University. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies, is the co-founder and president of the K-State Ballroom Dance Club, special events chair of the McCain Ambassadors and co-director of the Puerto Rico Baila Folkloric Dance Group. She is the daughter of Stephen and Edna Saunders, Tonganoxie.
JAYLENE COUGHENOUR, a Wellsville senior in secondary education/business, recently was selected as an orientation leader at Kansas State University.
DOUGLAS K. WILLIAMS, Lawrence, has received a diploma in graphic arts technology from the Manhattan Area Technical College.
JENNIFER MOREAU, Ottawa, has been awarded a Discover Card Tribute Award Bronze Scholarship worth $1,250.
JAMES RHODES, a graduate of Lawrence High School, has accepted a $500 Hays City Silver Academic Award to attend Fort Hays State University. Rhodes is involved in National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and basketball, and plans to major in physical education. He is the son of Stephen and Constance Rhodes, Lawrence.
FIVE STUDENTS at Veritas Christian School, Lawrence, received the Highest Academic Honors for a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the fourth quarter. They were Joel Angelone and James Houston, seventh grade; Joel Beard, ninth grade; and Ellen Beard and Robin Harris, eighth grade. Other students on the honor roll included Joyce Li, summa cum laude, Rebekah Vann, cum laude, and Adam Nicholson. Earning the ranking of magna cum laude were Mark Blair, Adam Pearce and Zachary Puckett.
At the Veritas graduation May 21, Joel Beard received the school's highest academic award, the Scholar Award, for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average throughout his entire academic career. He also received the Veritas Fine Arts Award and the Most Valuable Basketball Player Award. He will attend Free State High School in the fall, and delivered the valedictory address. Abigail Finger, salutatorian, and John Huston, guest of honor, also spoke at the ceremony. Huston was the 1996 Lawrence Teacher of the Year.
THESE LAWRENCE students were honored by the Kansas University political science department: Joseph Donnally, who received the Walter Thompson Undergraduate Scholarship; Kara Lindaman, Erik Lundsgaarde, and Tracy Marie Timmer, all inducted into the Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society; and Sally R. Wengrover, who received the Ethan P. Allen Award.
SHERI L. AND DAN E. BRINKLEY, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Damian Jordan Brinkley, on May 21, 1999, at Overland Park Medical Center.
KIVANE N. TUCKER AND COURTEE R. SMITH JR., Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Sierra Simone Smith, on May 25, 1999, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.