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May 8, 2004

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Brad Leduc, of McLouth, and Wade Smith, of Pomona, and their art students attended the annual Highland Community College Art Day on April 29. The day provides an opportunity for high school students to show their artwork and have it judged. Leduc and Smith were art students at Highland Community College.


  • Neah and Jed Douglas, Evanston, Ill., announce the birth of their son, Edward Artic Douglas, born April 29, 2004. He has a brother, Jackson Douglas, 3. Maternal grandparents are John and Ninia Downs, Worthington, Ohio. Paternal grandparents are Vicki and Joe Douglas, Lawrence.

  • Brad and Susan Rischer, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Lily Marie Rischer, born April 26, 2004, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. She has a brother, Jack, 7. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Jean Berka, Olathe. Paternal grandparents are Darold and Sue Rischer, Gulf Shores, Ala., and the late Ramona Rischer.

  • Sara Harper, a senior at Fort Hays State University, received a Bookplate Award from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. The award is given to member seniors who have earned a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5. Sara is a Perry-Lecompton High School graduate and the daughter of Jim and Liz Harper, Perry.

  • Several area high school students have been named 2004 USA Funds Scholars and received a $1,500 scholarship. They are Brian Wendt, Baldwin; Brianne DeArmond, Eudora; Srivalli Telikepalli, Lawrence; and Travis Grove, Pomona.

  • Lindsay Shields, Lawrence, was honored April 22 during a ceremony at Brevard College, Brevard, N.C. She was one of two students recognized as the college's Outstanding Senior in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Experience program for 2003-2004. She also was recognized for her membership in Omicron Delta Kappa and for being listed in this year's Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

  • Mary Chapman, a member of the English department faculty at Free State High School, has been selected to participate in a 2004 Summer Seminar for School Teachers in Siena, Italy. The seminar, "Dante's Commedia," will last six weeks.

  • Tristan Moody, Lawrence, recently was accepted as a member of the world-renowned Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps, based out of Toledo, Ohio. Membership is limited to 135 members. Moody, a Kansas University junior, plays keyboards in the percussion section of the corps. He has been rehearsing at monthly camps since November in Toledo. He will begin rehearsing daily at the end of May. In mid-June, Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps will participate in an eight-week, 15,000-mile tour across the United States.

  • Lori Myrick, Lawrence, became a member of Friends University's Psi Chi Chapter, a national honor society of psychology, during a ceremony April 18.

  • Maia Lee, Lawrence, received a $1,250 Frieda Fehrenbacher Leadership Award at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.

  • Jennifer Hammond, a Free State High School graduate, recently graduated from High-Tech Institute of Nashville with an associate's degree in massage therapy.

  • Five students from Lawrence were recognized May 7 for academic achievement during an Honors Day convocation at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. The students were Sarah Andyshak, Joel Beard, Merry Chadwick, Anne Kettle and Adam Pearce.

  • Brad Reed, Oskaloosa High School principal, announced the Students of the Month for April. They were Trey Giltner, senior; Ali King, sophomore; Ross Eubank, freshman; and Tristan Rogers, freshman. They were recognized for promoting positive actions and behavior in their school and community.

  • Perry Middle School students competed April 3 in the eighth annual Manhattan Math Olympiad sponsored by Kansas State University. After the two-hour competition, students participated in the K-State Open House activities. Students who competed were Cameron Shoemaker, Justin Robbins, Ashleigh Allam, Kelsey Ledbetter, Stephanie Clark, Justin Loeffler and Aaron Brooks.

  • Heidi Karn, a junior at Kansas University, received a $5,000 Larry Moore Dream Maker Scholarship. Karn is the daughter of George and Tracie Karn, McLouth.

  • Jarrett Johnson, Baldwin, received the Outstanding Student in Physics Award during the 2004 Academic Honor Awards Assembly April 1 at Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo. Johnson, a senior majoring in physics, is the son of Michael and Kathleen Johnson, Baldwin. The 2000 Baldwin High School graduate is president of the Society of Physics Students and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Scott Konzem, Lawrence, a sophomore political science major at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., is participating in a Carleton political science seminar in Washington, D.C. In addition to a seminar involving meetings with leading Washington figures, he will participate in an internship in the office of a legislator, executive agency, interest group or media outlet. He is the son of Patricia Bender and Richard Konzem.

  • Ashlea Jurkovich, Lawrence, has received a scholarship for the 2004 fall academic semester at Pittsburg State University. She is the daughter of Teresa and Dennis Jurkovich, Lawrence.

  • "Precious Dundee Brandy," a registered Holstein summer yearling owned by Kalli Keen, Baldwin, and Peyton Yeoman, Dover, Okla., placed first in a class of 41 heifers at the New York State Spring Holstein show April 19 in Syracuse, N.Y. "Brandy" also received Honorable Mention Junior Champion.

  • Several students from Lawrence made the dean's list during the fall 2003 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. They are William Kinnersley, Jiening Zhan, Catherine Kelly, Chelsey Roos, Erin Schelar, Chandra Shenoy and Riggs Skepnek.

  • The Kansas Scholastic Chess Assn. recently named Southwest Junior High School a High-School All-Star team. Quail Run School was named a Junior High/Middle School and Elementary All-Star team, and Wakarusa Valley School was recognized as an Elementary All-Star team. The recogition places each school in the top 10 schools in their division based on the top four finishes of each team at tournaments during the 2003-2004 season, including the KSCA State Championships.

Lawrence players who were named KSCA All-Stars, based on their top-10 rankings, were Deepyman Datta, ninth-grader, SWJHS, high school division; Benjamin Greenberg, ninth-grader, SWJHS, high school division; Alan Shi, fourth-grader, Quail Run, middle school division; Thomas Reams, sixth-grader, Quail Run, elementary division; and Roy Wedge, Wakarusa Valley, elementary division.


  • Students from the Lawrence Suzuki Talent Education String Studio will present a recital of solo violin music at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Students who will be performing are Elsa Goossen, Evan Hilpman, Ruilong Hu, Willie Johnson, Isobel Kramer, Catherine Kramer, Nicole Limones, Brittany Limones, Jonathon Matson, Steven Peng, Lillie Ruttinger, Leigh Schenewerk, Abigail Schmidtberger, Yuxin Wang, Rebecca Weinaug, Eilean Huang and Xuhao Zhang.

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