Kit Schrader and Aaron McDonald, both of Laramie, Wyo., announce the birth of a son, Aaron Michael McDonald Jr., May 17, 2003, in Laramie, Wyo. Maternal grandparents are Karen Evinger and Richard Schrader, both of Lawrence. Paternal grandparents are Jim McDonald and Ruth Wales, both of Lawrence. Great-grandparents are Lawrence and Meda Evinger, Eudora, and Bobbi Allenbrand, Marysville, Mo.
Allison and Jamie Raven, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Jackson William Raven, July 12, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Bruce and Betty Wagner, Kansas City, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Kevin and Julie Raven, Wichita, and Dalonna and Henry Chavez, Diamond, Mo. Great-grandparents are Ralph and Janine Wagner, Scribner, Neb.; Meryl and Kathleen Raven, St. John; and Dale and Donna Schadel, Ellinwood.
Sara Harper, a 2000 Perry-Lecompton High School graduate, has accepted a scholarship to Fort Hays State University for the 2003-2004 academic year. She accepted a $350 Mary Ann Pancake Coffey Scholarship. Harper is the daughter of James and Elizabeth Harper, Perry.
Kelli Criswell, Lawrence, has been named to the spring 2003 vice president for academic affairs list at Truman State University by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average. Criswell is a member of the women's swim team and has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The society recognizes first- and second-year students who excel academically. She is the daughter of Bob and Jan Criswell, Lawrence.
Anne Kettle, Lawrence, was awarded a St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., music achievement scholarship. The $1,500-per-year award is renewable for three years.
Sushila Shenoy, Lawrence, made the spring 2003 dean's list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., by earning a 3.0 or higher grade-point average. Shenoy is majoring in biology and computer science.
Flora Jiang, a student at Free State High School, attended the Global Young Leaders Conference June 22-July 3 in Washington, D.C., and New York City. More than 300 high school students participated.
Registered nurse Deborah Gatz represented Kansas in June at the American Nurses Assn.'s annual House of Delegates meeting in Washington, D.C. She has served as a delegate since 1999 and is a member of the Kansas State Nurses Assn. District 17, Lawrence.
Barton County Community College, Great Bend, announced spring 2003 associate's degree graduates. Area graduates are Alyson Scaletty, Lawrence; Michael Woodley, Ottawa; and Sean Hubbard, Tecumseh.
Karen Ebmeier, Lawrence, made the spring 2003 academic honors list at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, by earning a 3.75 or higher grade-point average.
Maria Regina Monroe, a graduate of Free State High School and a student at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., will participate in the university's London Program for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Leonard and Jacquelyn T. Monroe, of Lawrence.