The family of Esther Messer is having a reception honoring her 90th birthday. The reception will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 in the recreation room at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive. She requests no gifts, but cards are welcome.¢
Michael Bieke, a Kansas University student, placed 19th in the television category of the annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program.¢
Emporia State University announces area students who made the honor roll during the fall 2002 semester. They are Natalie Moreau and Christopher Rose, Baldwin; Lisa Pickel and Jonathan Ruhlen, Lawrence; Lauren Gantz, Lecompton; Robert Adcock, Angie Dejarnette, Rachel Goetz and Jerald Johnson, Ottawa; Laura Gilges and Erin Schmidt, Pomona; Angela Teter and Sarah Wuertz, Richmond; Amanda Pearce, Wellsville; Sherri Braksick, McLouth; Karli Bartlow, Meriden; Jared Dittmer, Ozawkie; Natasha Schmidt, Perry; Kala Glass, DeSoto; and Cassiday Proctor, Stilwell.¢
Lauren Wilkinson, Lawrence, made the honor list for the 2002 fall semester at the University of Missouri-Rolla. She is the daughter of Mark and Terry Wilkinson.¢
Robert Park made the honor roll for the fall 2002 term at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. He is the son of Choon and Jinyoung Park, Lawrence.¢
Brittany Merriam, Derby, has been listed in the latest edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students. She is the daughter of James and Robyn Merriam, Derby, and the granddaughter of Annie and Dan Merriam, Lawrence.¢
Washburn University announces area students who made the Dean's Honor Roll during the fall semester by earning a 3.4 to 3.99 grade point average.
They were: Nicole Burch and Jacquelyn Horn, Basehor; Tyler Kinder, Berryton; Jennifer Fletcher, DeSoto; Jodi Bennett, Julie Cook and John Garcia, Eudora; Bella Chang, David Conway, Tisha Couch, Sara Emde, Miki Geary, Jason Gill, Cele Hanson-Weller, Colby Hecox, Dustin Huff, Anna Huston, Tammy Jaramillo, Tad Kepley, Erin McNary, Alissa Miklin, Melissa Neal, Carolyn Nitcher, Kathleen Ourth, Jennifer Perez, Leah Rickards, Scott Ritter, Janet Rovenstine, Matt Skea, Ryan Speers, Brandon Stinnett, Melissa Thurman, Jennifer West, Victoria Weygint, Melinda Zilliox and Alycia Prijatel, Lawrence; Annette Nally, Lecompton; Alisha Stinemetz and Heather Trinkle, McLouth; Amanda Radcliff, Oskaloosa; Shandra Hochard, Dustin Karr and Alisha McPhail, Overbrook; Dana Ledbetter, Crystal Strunk and Candace White, Perry; Ashley Weller and Lisa Monshower, Tonganoxie.¢
The cheer squad at Barton County Community College placed fourth among the nation's junior colleges in the pre-rankings for competition in the NCA/NDA Collegiate National Championship, which will be in April. Alyson Scaletty, Lawrence, is a member of the squad.¢
Pittsburg State University has announced area students who graduated in December with a bachelor's degree. They are: Jeff Stuart, Baldwin; Kimberly Rosenthal, Basehor; Junelle Woolery, DeSoto; Christopher Green, Ottawa; Jesse Heberling, Overbrook; Krista Meck, Tecumseh; and Jennifer Gibbens, Aaron Randel, Brian Randel and Kevin Reischman, Tonganoxie.
Area students who earned a master's degree are: Mary Beasley and Phyllis Buchele, Lawrence; and Jody Matthews, Osawatomie.¢
John Jenkins Jr. and Jessica Evans, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Kyleigh Alexandreia Jenkins, June 18, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Maternal grandparents are Winona Evans and Robin Evans. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Marsha Alexander, and John Jenkins Sr.
Great-grandparents are Eva-Mae Johnson, Myrtle and Irvin Andres, Betty and Frank Alexander, and Marjorie Jenkins.
Siblings are Alexis Jenkins and Madison Jenkins.¢
Baker University has announced area students who made the fall honor roll by earning a 3.5 to 4.0 grade point average. They are: Craig Alexander, Aaron Anderson, Caleb Clipsham, Selena Gillespie, Julian Gladhart, Blake Glover, Chad Glover, Kelsey Gray, Jacob Hamilton, Candace Jones, Kendra Knight, Claire Kueffer, Victoria MacFarlane, Trevor Potts, Jay Pratt, Michelle Smith, Erick Vaughn, Anthony Zuzzio, Baldwin; Jeremy Wohletz, Basehor; Jason Webb, Berryton; Amanda Leach, Susan Newton, James Nolan, DeSoto; Jodie Batt, Matthew Spring, Rebecca Steinle, Eudora; Alicia Adams, Kasey Barton, Kristin Bock, Michael Browning, Sarah Church, Stacie Garland, Todd Heitshusen, John Hill, Charissa Hostetler, Jennifer Klopp, Angela Koons, Lana Landreth, Patrick Lattin, Rachel Oldham, Rebecca Rothwell, Carrie Skahan, Cameron Taylor, Courtney Tucker, Christine Wacker, Matthew Walker, Benjamin Wilson, Lawrence; Lydia Krebs and Will Krebs, Oskaloosa; Sheri Mitchell and Bradley O'Bryhim, Overbrook; Annette Evans and Matthew Needham, Tonganoxie; and Donna Krueger, Wellsville.¢
Nicholas Ryan Oswald, Lecompton, has been named to the President's Honor Roll at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla., for posting a 4.0 grade point average for the fall semester.