Francis McGuinness and Whitney Rutledge, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Francisco Hayden McGuinness, born Jan. 8, 2004, at the Birth and Women's Center in Topeka.
Maternal grandparents are Tammy Lee, Olathe; and Murry Rutledge, Grand Cayman Island. Paternal grandparents are Mary and William McGuinness, Lawrence. Great-grandparents are Maria McGuinness, San Jose, Costa Rica; Merna Bain, Raymore, Mo.; Udell and Fran Rutledge, Lakeland, Fla.; and Herbert and Monica Perkins, Crown Point, Ind.
Brett Lindsey, Olathe, and Anne Henning, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Ava Mykael Lindsey, born Dec. 28, 2003, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Richard Henning, Lawrence. Paternal grandfather is Lester Lindsey, Paola. Great-grandparents are Ruth Ann and Larry Alley, Gladstone, Mo.
Jordan Ensley, Ottawa, Julia Ellena, Lawrence, and Elizabeth Clark, Oskaloosa, made the fall 2003 honor roll at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
John Noll, of Colorado Springs, Colo., climbed the 22,840-foot Aconcagua Summit in Argentina in December. The climb and descent took 16 days to complete. Noll is the son of Tom and Dorothy Noll, Winchester. He is a 1991 Kansas University graduate.
Homer VanSant, Lawrence, has been awarded the Bethel Scholar Academic Scholarship from Bethel College, North Newton, for the 2004-05 academic year. The scholarship is valued at $12,000 during a four-year period. VanSant is a senior at Lawrence High School. Academic scholarships at Bethel are based on high school grade-point average and college entrance exams.
Jacqueline Dubois and Susan Guth, both of Lawrence, made the fall 2003 semester honor roll at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., by receiving at least a 3.5 grade-point average. Cale Drumright, Ottawa, made the president honor roll by earning a 4.0 GPA.
Pittsburg State University announces area students who graduated during the fall 2003 semester: Cody King, De Soto; Brooke Davies, Samuel Gabbert and Allison Wehner, Lawrence; Kimberly Thompson, Ottawa; Jonathan Myers and Joseph Reischman, Tonganoxie; and Christopher Bell, Wellsville.
Casey Tedrow, Lawrence, received a Bachelor of Science in public administration and economic development from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., during the fall 2003 semester.
Joshua Goeke, Lawrence, made the dean's list at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average.