WYATT HAASE graduated on June 16 from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. He earned a degree in computer science engineering. Haase is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School and is the son of Janice and Gary Toebben and John Haase and Lyn Chance, all of Lawrence. He has joined Net Sales Inc. in Overland Park.
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.
DENNIS SHAFER will attend the Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, Mich. Dennis, the son of Terry Shistar and Karl Birns, will study music at the camp, which is the nation's oldest and most successful summer arts program.
KATHERINE ALLEN AND LAURA DARNELL were named to the Dean's List for the spring 1999 semester at Harding University, Searcy, Ark. Katherine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rand Allen, Lawrence, and Laura is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Darnell, Lawrence.
MATTHEW THOMAS WATKINS, Lawrence, has earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and History from Bethel College, North Newton.
LAROY STANLEY BRANDT, Baldwin, and Kevin D. Beers, Lawrence, have earned master's degrees from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo.
THOMAS TAYLOR, Eudora, and Brian McAferty, Lawrence, recently achieved flight ratings from Kansas State University as Salina. Taylor received his certified flight instructor rating, and McAferty received his instrument pilot rating. Both are juniors in aeronautical technology.
THREE OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL graduates have received scholarships from the Lorraine Mox Leadership Memorial Scholarship Fund from Kansas State University. Rachel Anderson and Patricia Zabloudil, both majoring in preprofessional elementary education, will each receive $1,500. Jackie Wallace, who will major in human ecology, will receive $500. All three were members of French Club, involved in student government, honor roll students and Kansas Honor Scholars. Anderson ad Wallace were also involved in Key Club, while Wallace and Zabloudil were active in 4-H. Anderson was also in Drama Club and Show Choir, played volleyball and soccer, was homecoming queen, and was a K-State Kassebaum Scholarship finalist. Zabloudil was on the dance team, played golf and participated in school musicals and variety shows. Wallace was also involved in National Honor Society and United Way.
JOANNA E. BEARD, Lawrence, has received a Presidential Scholarship from Sterling College. The scholarship is based on high academic achievement and is Sterling College's top academic award. Beard also received a music scholarship for choir and an athletic scholarship for soccer. While attending Lawrence Free State High School, she participated in Chamber Choir and soccer, was a Kansas Honor Scholar and was a member of National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Philip and Eileen Beard, Lawrence, and plans to major in art.
SHELLY HENDRICKS, Eudora, graduated from McPherson College with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and political studies.
BETHANY COLLEGE senior Ryan Devlin, Lawrence, has been named one of the 1999 recipients of the annual Spencer Bartlett Senior Respect Awards at a recent honors banquet. The awards were established at the college in 1970 and are annually awarded to two graduates. They include a monetary gift and the addition of the recipients' names to a permanent plaque in the lobby of Presser Hall. Ryan is the son of Michael and Georgeann Devlin.
DAN SUBELKA, McLouth, has been serving as assistant stage manager for Emporia State University's production of "Cinderella," which was performed this week.
ERICK JOSEPH VAUGHN, Lawrence, has been selected to receive the prestigious Faculty Merit Scholarship from Baker University. The award is worth $4,000 each and is renewable annually. Vaughn is the son of Gene and Grace Vaughn, and is a member of National Honor Society and has been involved in several conferences as a part of his religious youth group.
BRYANT COLLEGE graduate Sara Parker, Lawrence, received a 1999 Commencement award from the Wall Street Journal. The award is presented to a student who has shown distinction in the fields of economics, finance and investments. Parker received a bachelor of science degree in business administration, with a management concentration, and a bachelor of arts in liberal studies, with an economics concentration, and a minor in psychology, summa cum laude, from the Smithfield, R.I. college.
CHRISTOPHER ALAN FRANCISCO, Lawrence, was named a University Honors student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. These students are the top 3 percent from each University of Illinois college's 1999 graduating class, selected for their outstanding academic performance during their undergraduate study. Francisco's name, along with the other 186 selections, will be placed on the newest Bronze Tablet which will reside in the University of Illinois Library this fall.
THESE LAWRENCE AREA students at Kansas University recently were honored by the department of Slavic languages and literatures for outstanding scholarship: Sarah Spence, Eudora; and Kevin Bobbett, Steven Calhoun, Meghan Murphy-Lee, Elizabeth Simmons, Michael Stefany and Kirk White, all of Lawrence.
CAMILLE LAUER, a Kansas University senior from Lawrence, will participate in the Coro Kansas City Internship in Public Affairs in Kansas City, Mo. The internship is designed to develop community leaders through practical exposure to current issues, leaders and organizations in the Kansas City area.
ROD WONG, Lawrence, has graduated with a bachelor of science degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University, Durham, N.C. He is the son of Kai Wai and Kenneth Wong.
SARAH LEGRESLEY, Lawrence, has received two scholarships from Peru State College Foundation, Peru, Neb. LeGresley, who is attending the college, is a Lawrence High School graduate. She has received the Lyle McKercher Math Scholarship and the Glen and Verda Frary Scholarship to continue her studies. She is the daughter of Robert and Mary LeGresley and is majoring in math education.
JOEL BOGART, son of Susan and Michael Bogart, Tonganoxie, has earned an associate's degree from Hutchinson Community College. He also was on the President's Honor Roll.
THE ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL club of Lawrence awarded $500 scholarships to three women attending areas colleges. A scholarship was awarded to Kristi McAlister for the second year. She attends Johnson County Community College to complete her studies in Desktop Publishing. Rose Estigoy earned her scholarship to pursue a degree in education at KU. Judy Kastl is enrolled in an accelerated business program at Baker University. Money for one of the scholarships came from a community volunteer grant given by Miller-Freeman to Altrusa member Pam VanSchmus. The rest of the scholarship money had been raised through a number of fund-raising projects. This is the third consecutive year that Altrusa has awarded three scholarships.