Kelly and Travis Evans, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Jackson Riley Evans, born March 28, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Grandparents are Craig and Rae Ann Brown, Lawrence, and Bryce and Vicki Evans, Winfield.¢
Charles and Lissa Shepard, McKinney, Texas, announce the birth of their daughter, Jolie Blair Shepard, born March 21, 2005, at Richardson Regional Medical Center. She has a sister, Catherine Brooke. Grandparents are Don and Ermal Shepard, Lawrence; and Faye Whitehead, Austin, Texas, and the late Jack Whitehead.¢
Sarah Elizabeth Charnes, a junior economics major at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo, has an internship with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C., during the spring 2005 semester. She works in the Office of Economic Policy, where she researches prescription drug reimportation, medical malpractice and health care quality. Sarah is the daughter of Suzanne and John Charnes, Lawrence.¢
Rachel Knight and Emily Bachert, of the Encore Homeschool Band, competed in the 35th annual CNENC Junior High Solo Festival March 12 at Washburn University. Rachel received a 2+ on her piano solo. Emily Bachert received a 1 on her marimba solo and a 1- on her clarinet solo.¢
Washington University, St. Louis, announces Lawrence students who made the dean's list during the fall 2004 semester by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average. They are: Jiening Zhan, Catherine Kelly, Alan Sheu, David Allen and Riggs Skepnek.¢
At the Kansas State Scholastic Invitational Chess Championships March 12 in Wichita, Southwest Junior High School received the second-place overall trophy in the High School Division. Free State High School claimed the second place trophy in Class 6A, and Quail Run School garnered the second-place trophy in the Elementary Division.
Individually, Quail Run student Keil Eggers finished first in the Elementary Division. Top 10 finishers in the High School Division were Jed Borovik, SWJHS, fourth; Benjy Greenberg, FSHS, eighth; and Thomas Reams, SWJHS, ninth.
Other medal winners in the High School Division were: Sean Stenseng, SWJHS, 17th; Bryce Baringer, FSHS, 26th; Kellen Cross, SWJHS, 28th; Thomas Clark, SWJHS, 36th; Stephen Klamet, SWJHS, 37th; Peter Lesslie, SWJHS, 46th; and Keely Stenseng, SWJHS, 52nd. Central Junior High School student Roy Wedge finished 26th in the Junior High/Middle School Division.
Other medal winners in the Elementary Division were: Alan Shi, Quail Run, 12th; Harrison Helmick, Quail Run, 29th; Garrick Clapp, Quail Run, 37th; Luke Lesslie, Quail Run, 40th; Austin Clapp, Quail Run, 42nd; Kenny Blevins, Wakarusa Valley School, 47th; Hyrum Richardson, Wakarusa Valley, 54th; Cole Reams, Quail Run, 58th; and Cal Young, Wakarusa Valley, 60th.
Players from South Junior High, Broken Arrow and Cordley schools also competed at the tournament.¢
Jessica Foulke, Lawrence, made the honor roll during the fall 2004 semester at McPherson College by receiving at least a 3.55 grade-point average.¢
Zach Steves, a Chanute High School student, won the "Best of Show" honors in the Kansas Junior Duck Stamp contest. His entry will represent Kansas in the national contest. The winning entry will be made into a Junior Duck Stamp which will be sold nationwide.
Several Lawrence students who competed in the contest were recognized in their age groups. They were: John Easton, Caysi Gatts and Jordan Rebman, honorable mention, Grades 4-6 Division; Michael Penny, first, Danielle Marsh, third, and Sarah Bradshaw and Brianna Landon, honorable mention, Grades 7-9 Division.¢
The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Assn. will have a recital at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Students who will perform are: Kate Albrecht, Rohini Banerjee, Johanna DiZerega, Garrett Frank, Nolan Frank, Eadington Graham, Bryson Hewins, Jackie Hewins, Sarah Hirschey, Allix Ice, Erin Ice, Emily Keizer, Brittany Mailand, Michael Penny, Genevieve Rucker, Anna Taylor, Jeremy Woodhead and Andrew Woodhead.
They represent the studios of Sylvia Frank, Elaine de San Miguel, Virginia Penny and Mary Cornwell.¢
Stacey and Terry Watts, Ottawa, announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Watts, born March 19, 2005, at Olathe Medical Center. She has two brothers, George Robert, 7, and Troy Joseph, 4.
Grandparents are David and Barbara Neff, Lawrence; Charlie and Mary Ann Watts, Eudora; and Randy and Angie Robertson, Glen Rose, Texas. Great-grandparents are Troy Watts, Eudora; and Nell Black, St. Augustine, Fla.¢
Daniel Speicher, Lawrence, has been named to the president's list for the fall 2004 semester at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okla., by earning a 4.0 grade-point average. He is the son of Cindi and Vince Francis, and the late Joe Speicher.¢
Kristin Bock, Lawrence, made the 2004 fall semester dean's honor roll at Baker University by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average. As a member of the Baker University's women's soccer team, Kristin also was named a Daktronics NAIA All American Scholar Athlete.¢
Jeffrey Jewell, Lawrence, made the dean's list for the fall 2004 semester at the University of Nebraska at Kearney by receiving at least a 3.5 grade-point average.¢
Nathaniel Wells, a Lawrence High School student, was selected to attend the U.S. Senate Youth program Feb. 26-March 5 in Washington, D.C. The program offers intensive study of the government.