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August 11, 2001


Lillian Mason, Lawrence, was named to the spring 2001 Dean's List at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., by earning at least a 3.45 grade point average.

Rebecca Times, Lawrence, graduated from Barton County Community College during spring 2001.

Karrigan Bork, Lawrence, is a recipient of the Delta Tau Chapter scholarship. The award was presented by the Beta Theta Pi Foundation at the fraternity's convention in Oxford, Ohio.

Bork, a Kansas University senior, will receive an award of $750. His achievements range from serving as scholarship chair as well as interfraternity council representative for his Beta Theta Pi chapter to being a member of Golden Key National Honor Society.

Tami and David Orr, Eudora, announce the birth of their son, Jakob Daniel Orr, born Aug. 2, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jakob has a sister, Lindsay.

Grandparents are Robert and Linda Orr, Linwood; Brenda Abramson, Bel Air, Md.; and Michael McCann, Fallston, Md.

Great-grandparents are Louis Traxler, Lecompton, and Laura Pardew, Aberdeen, Md.

Angela and Stanley Skwarlo II, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Shane Wallace Skwarlo, on July 27, 2001, in Lawrence.

Shane has two brothers, Stanley III, 6, and Samuel, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Jean and Clausie Smith, Bonner Springs. Paternal grandparents are Stanley and Verneta Skwarlo, Shawnee.

Great-grandmother is Evelyn Borth, Bonner Springs.

Jennifer and Joshua Powers, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Ruby Jean Powers, on July 21, 2001, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park.

Gaila and Shawn Shogrin, Ottawa, announce the birth of their daughter, Shyanne Linn Shogrin, on July 25, 2001, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park.

Rochelle and Alrick Johnson, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Avion Ashantey Johnson, born July 30, 2001, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park.

Carol and Richard Kruse, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Claire Kruse, on Aug. 1, 2001, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Emily has a brother, David Malone, 18.

Maternal grandparents are Alfred and Clare Lorraine Chamberland, Duluth. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Dolline Kruse, Hepler.

Great-grandmother is Mamie Pulliam, Hepler.

Vicki Bentley, Lawrence, recently completed Level 2 of the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson.

The weeklong camp included a trip to Houston to tour NASA's Johnson Space Center.

She is the daughter of Terry and Mary Bentley, Lawrence.

Anthony Frei, Lawrence, attended Level 1 of the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson.

The weeklong program incorporates actual astronaut training with briefings on subjects ranging from how the body reacts to spaceflight to principles of rocketry.

He is the son of Mark and Brenda Frei, Lawrence.

The 2001 Jefferson County 4-H Fair royalty have been crowned.

Contestants were given a specific topic and then answered questions from a panel of judges.

Winners in the contest were:

Prince Matthew McNary, second runner-up; Jon Gering, first runner-up; John Hensleigh, prince.

Princess Sara Navinskey, second runner-up; Tiffany Kramer, first runner-up; and Brooke Bailey, princess.

King Adam Noll, second runner-up; John Bergin, first runner-up; and Ben Winsor, king.

Queen Jessica Biester, second runner-up; Shelly Schwalm, first runner-up; and Chasity Lloyd, queen.

The new 4-H royalty will help with 4-H activities throughout the year.

Cassandra Hilpman, Lawrence, has been named to the Dean's List for the 2000-2001 academic year at Colorado College. She recently received the Cronin Leadership Prize from the college's political science department for her paper addressing grass-roots leadership in inner-city Boston.

Connie Snow, Lawrence, recently earned an award for logging 100 hours in the American Quarter Horse Assn.'s horseback riding program.

The program recognizes and rewards association members for time spent with their horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle and pleasure driving.

The Free State High School cheerleaders recently competed in the National Cheerleaders Assn. camp in Manhattan.

The varsity squad received several awards, including a national championship bid and the top team trophy. The combined junior varsity/sophomore squad also earned several awards including a national championship bid and the top team trophy.

Becky Bayouth, Ali Lawrence, Brityn Nieder, Silvy Perkins, Margo Ray and Lacey Baxter were named All-Americans. Ali Lawrence also was asked to join the NCA staff for the 2002-2003 session.

Members of the 2001-2002 varsity squad are Becky Bayouth, Sarah Charnes, Jessica Heck, Sarah Hickert, Molly Kocour, Ali Lawrence, Jamie McCauley, Brityn Nieder, Silvy Perkins, Chrissy Pontia, Margo Ray, Taylor Schreiner, Carly Smith, Mandi Stebbins, Ashley Victor and Cassie Weatherwax. Coaches are Jennifer Cook and Cheryl Slack.

Junior varsity squad members are Sarah Affalter, Lacey Baxter, Lynn Burham, Nicole Filian, Laura Nelson, Abbey Perkins, Elizabeth Phelps, Katie Self and Katie Williamson. They are coached by Jama Crady.

Sophomore squad members are Candice Cesare, Liane Crabb, Lindsey Durgan, Caitlin Fay, Brittany Maynard, Sami Riegle, Kylee Tibbits and Katrina Wesbecker. They are coached by Dena Johnston.

The Free State High School pom squad recently participated in the National Dance Alliance Camp in Manhattan. The squad won several awards, including 21 blue ribbons, superior showmanship, a gold medal for the "Team Performance Dance," and a national championship bid.

Shelly Axcell, Kasey Huffman and Laura Wagner were selected to the All-American group. Shelly Axcell also was asked to join the NDA staff for the 2002-2003 session.

Pom squad members are Shelly Axcell, Emily Bausom, Molly Ford, Kasey Huffman, Lauren Krivoshia, Nicole Lafond, Jenna McGovern, Kirby McGovern, Callie Penzler, Jessi Streff, Katie Towner, Laura Wagner and Stephanie Yates. The squad is coached by Dawn Trotter.

Joel Beard and Care Ekpo, both of Lawrence, were awarded full-tuition, room and board scholarships to attend the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation 2001 Summer Seminar program.

The seminar, held on the campus of Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo., is a national program designed as an art institute offering an intensive visual art studio program for gifted high school juniors.

Jarrett Johnson, Baldwin, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at Truman State University. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a nonprofit honors organization.

Francis Denton, Lawrence, will celebrate his 95th birthday Aug. 14. Friends and family are encourage to send cards to 417 N. Michigan, Lawrence 66044.

Amanda Johns, a Lawrence High School student, participated in the 18th annual Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band July 24-28 at Kansas State University.

Haley Pollock, a Lawrence High School senior, has been elected national vice president of peer education for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

Haley is one of 10 national officers elected during the organization's 2001 national leadership meeting July 8-12 in Anaheim, Calif. Election as a national officer is the highest leadership honor an FCCLA member can achieve.

During the week, Pollock attended workshops and sessions on teen issues such as family relations, leadership development, teen violence prevention, environmental awareness, future careers and the changing roles of men and women in the home and workplace.

She will travel several times during the school year to Reston, Va., to attend program planning sessions at the organization's national leadership center. She also will help set policies and develop future goals for the organization as a committee member of the FCCLA National Board of Directors.

During the year, Pollock and the other national officers will represent the organization by leading workshops and giving speeches locally and throughout the country.

She is the daughter of Kimberly and Scott Robertson, Lawrence. Betty Currie is her chapter adviser.

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