Chelsea Braden and Renee Lanpher, both of Lawrence, are the recipients of the new Presidential Academic Success Scholarships at Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City.
An essay by Leanne Milleret, a sixth-grader at Woodlawn School, has won first place in the Ottawa Elks Lodge contest and Kansas Elks contest. Her essay on "Why I am Proud to Say the Pledge of Allegiance" will be entered in the national contest.
Matthew and Kristi Toews, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Carson Matthew Toews, born March 21, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Vance and Sherry Stinnett, Salina. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Renee Toews, Salina. Great-grandparents are Gene and Adis Wacker, Lincoln; Kathryn Toews, Buhler; and Robert and Enid Niquette, Lititz, Pa.
David and Kathy Habiger, Lenexa, announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Habiger, born March 23, 2004, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Suzy Hill, Lawrence and the late Roger Hill. Paternal grandparents are Fran and Nancy Habiger, Hutchinson. Great-grandparents are Irene Hill, Augusta, and Frank Fritton, Hutchinson.
David and Monica Claassen-Wilson, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Logan James Claassen-Wilson, born March 31, 2004, at the Topeka Birth Center. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Rosie Claassen, Beatrice, Neb. Paternal grandparents are the Rev. Warren and Ida Wilson, Lebo. Great-grandparents are Dan and Anna Mast, Middlebury, Ind., and Paul and Ruby Claassen, Beatrice, Neb.
Craig and Kristina Shatswell, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Abigale Asiu Shatswell, born March 27, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She has a brother, Alex Hein Shatswell, 6. Maternal grandparents are Don and Linda Haima, Ozawkie. Paternal grandparents are Amy and Charles McGonigle, Topeka. Great-grandparents are Charlotte and Melvin Bone, Lawrence; Jack and Zola McGonigle, Hutchinson; and Luis Willis and Modena Wise, both of Tonganoxie.
Brad and Linda Hoopes, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Annelise Clare Hoopes, born April 6, 2004, in Lawrence. She has a brother, Benjamin Isaac, 2. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Rosemary Etzel, Topeka.
Lawrence resident Debbie Ellebracht, of the Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, attended the annual Phi State Convention March 26-28 in Wichita. During the convention, Ellebracht received the First-Time Convention/Conference Award.