Clarisa Diaz, a recent Lawrence High School graduate, received an American Vision Award from the Scholastic Art National Competition.
Each sponsored region nominates five works for consideration. One of these works from each region receives an American Vision Award. Winners receive $100, opportunities for publication and are invited to the National Awards Celebration Weekend in Washington, D.C., including an awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The award-winning work is exhibited in the national show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Marika Spurgeon and Katherine Willhite, both of Lawrence, were named to the Dean's List at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
To be named to the List, students must obtain at least a 3.5 grade point average.
Paul Whittemore, Lawrence, was named to the Kansas University School of Fine Arts honor roll. Students must achieve a 3.6 grade point average to be eligible. Paul is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Whittemore, Lawrence, and a Free State High School graduate.
Ashley and Mahsid Benjamin, Edmond, Okla., announce the birth of their son, Armand Alan Benjamin, born March 23, 2001, in Edmond. Grandparents are Nora and Beju Benjamin, Lawrence, and Sedi and Saeed Mosallaei, Overland Park.
Kelly and Jim Kallenberger, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, John "Jack" Coady Kallenberger, born June 13, 2001, at the North Kansas City Hospital.
The Rev. Devon and Brenda Woodyard, Wichita, announce the birth of their son, Steven Wayne, born June 26, 2001.
Steven's siblings are Joseph, 4, and Rachel, 2.
Grandparents are George and Eleanor Woodyard, Lawrence; and Michael and Yoland Kaye, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Heather Sharp has been named to the spring 2001 Dean's List at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo., where she graduated in May with a degree in political science.
She is the daughter of Glen and Pamela Sharp, Baldwin, and a 1997 Lawrence High School graduate.
Heather Falley, Lawrence, has been named to the Honor Roll at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Okla. She is a 1998 Lawrence High School graduate and the daughter of Rick and Diane Falley, Lawrence.
Heather is an All-American Scholar, a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and a member of Psi Chi Rho Psychology Club. She was also recognized on the National Dean's List.
Area music teachers attended at least one of the Great Plains Music Education workshops June 25-29 at Emporia State University.
Those who attended were Joyce Steeby, Basehor; Francene Beall, Megan Helm and Danielle Miller, Lawrence; Dianne Hamersky, Lecompton; and Michael Packard, Osawatomie.
Aly Scaletty, Free State High School graduate, has been presented an Award of Achievement from Barton County Community College.
To qualify for the $500 award, a student must have a 3.0-3.49 grade point average. Scaletty has been active in Fellowship for Christian Athletes, cheerleading and the Lawrence Cheerleading Academy. She is the daughter of Robyn and Steve Scaletty, Lawrence.
Sandra Biszantz, Lawrence, 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 highly selective, national, non-profit honors organization that recognizes first- and second-year undergraduate students who excel academically.
Oliver Devlin, son of Dan Devlin and Marcia Ackerman, Lawrence, recently completed Level 2 of the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson. The week-long camp, for which students may apply after successfully completing Level 1, included a trip to Houston to tour NASA's Johnson Space Center.
Matthew Pickerel and Jacob Hamilton, both of Lawrence, attended Level 1 of the Future Astronaut Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson.
The intense week-long program incorporates actual astronaut training with briefings on subjects ranging from how the body reacts to spaceflight to principles of rocketry. The nationally recognized camp strives to motivate and inspire careers in space education in an environment which stresses teamwork and problem solving.
Matthew is the son of Mark and Linda Pickerel, Lawrence. Jacob is the son of Phil and Patricia Hamilton, Lawrence.
Matthew Lindaman, Kansas University, received a 2001 King V. Hostick Award, which is designed to provide financial assistance to graduate students in history and library science writing dissertations dealing with Illinois.
The King V. Hostick Awards are intended to advance understanding of Illinois' past while nurturing new generations of scholars with an interest in Illinois history.
Lindaman won the $3,000 award for "Heimat in the Heartland: A Trans-Atlantic German Migration."
Heidi Waldman, Overbrook, graduated after the spring 2001 semester from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
Dorothy Jochem, Edgerton, and John Gatti, Lawrence, were among 37 participants who attended the 24th annual Great Plains Jazz Camp June 3-7 at Emporia State University.
Several area youth and adults from Midlands Mission of the Community of Christ attended a senior high camp June 12-17 at Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa.
Area members who attended were Rebecca Cain, Megan Mercer and Luke Zahniser, Lawrence; Ryan Huntley, Osawatomie; and Becky Lesher and Billy Ottens, Tonganoxie.
Amy Kennedy, Lawrence, has been named to the Ottawa University Dean's Honor Roll for the spring 2001 semester by earning at least a 3.5 grade point average.
She is the daughter of Richard and Darla Sturdevant and Bernie and Janice Kennedy. She is a 1998 Lawrence High School graduate.
Lillian Mason, Lawrence, has earned a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. She is the daughter of Mrs. Charlotte Knoche, Lawrence, and a Lawrence High School graduate.
Baker University announces students who made the spring 2001 Dean's List.
They are Craig Alexander, Aaron Anderson, Dana Barker, Jennifer Croninger, Selena Gillespie, Julian Gladhart, Blake Glover, Jacob Hamilton, Pamela Hermes, Mandy Hotmer, Julie Johnston, Candace Jones, Adrienne Kubin, Cheryl McFarlane, Michael McKinley, Erick Vaughn, Ethan Waples and Brian Williams, Baldwin; Hashem Medina, Eudora; Amy Bartels, Colin Baumchen, Sandra Choe, Annie Craine, Andrea Day, Thomas Denney, Jennifer Ferris, Gretchen Guerrieri, Jessica Hill, John Hill, Megan Keim, Jennifer Kloop, Lana Landreth, Andrea McCrate, Moira Ozias, Quentin Rials, Nicole Robertson, Amy Scantlin, Debra Thomas, Brian Tolefree, Christine Wacker and Andrew Woolard, Lawrence; Anthony Taylor, Ryan Welch, Osawatomie; Lydia Krebs, Oskaloosa; Kimberly Sloop, Ottawa; Michelle Hewitt, Sheri Mitchell, Overbrook; Laura Driver, Lee Driver, Pomona; Aaron Meggison, Brett Meggison, Laura Waller, Tecumseh; and Lindsey Burgoon, Donna Krueger, Amanda Lytle and Michael Shields, Wellsville.
Several area students have accepted scholarships to Fort Hays State University for the 2001-2002 academic year.
Sarah Harper, Lecompton High School graduate, accepted a $1,000 Paul and Virginia Miller Scholarship. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Harper, Perry.
Kris Hart, Baldwin High School graduate, accepted a $788 Bee Jacquart Williams Memorial Scholarship and a $500 Hays Daily News Print Journalism Scholarship. She is the daughter of Jeff and Marty Hart, Lawrence.
Miranda McGovern, Free State High School graduate, accepted a $250 Charles and Carrie Miller Scholarship. She is the daughter of Ken and Beckie McGovern, Lawrence.
Megan Noonan, Baldwin High School graduate, accepted a $1,200 Miller Black and Gold Academic Award. She is the daughter of Tom and Marilyn Noonan.
Jenna Schulte, Baldwin High School graduate, accepted an $800 Hays City Silver Academic Award. She is the daughter of Ed and Ronda Schulte, Baldwin.
Melissa Sigler, Lawrence High School graduate, accepted a $500 Award of Excellence in information networking and telecommunications and a $400 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award. She is the daughter of Jeff and Susan Sigler, Lawrence.