Lynn Clark Shoemaker and Kelly Shoemaker, Linwood, announce the birth of their son, Justin Brody Shoemaker, born March 28, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He has a brother, Garrett, 1. Paternal grandparents are Cheryl and David Travis, Lawrence, and John and Jan Shoemaker, Tonganoxie. Great-grandparents are Mary Clark, Lake Charles, La., and Doris Cunningham, Eudora.
Mark and Sara Wiehn, Wichita, announce the birth of their daughter, Emmaleigh Theresa Wiehn, born March 27, 2006, in Wichita. She has two brothers, Phillip, 3, and Noah, 1.
Maternal grandparents are Alan and Barbara Nash, Lawrence. Paternal grandparents are David Wiehn, Norfolk, Neb., and Suzanne Lambirth, Omaha, Neb. Great-grandparents are Ala Dell Nyman, Lawrence, and Donna Brown, Norfolk, Neb.
Michael and Sonya Schinkel, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Neva Elaine Schinkel, born April 15, 2006, in Lawrence. She has a brother, Peter, 3, and a sister, Addie, 7.
Maternal grandparents are Sam and Lana Brock, Russell. Paternal grandparents are Fred and Marrilyn Schinkel, Leawood. Great-grandmother is Clara Stark, Independence, Kan.
Kurtis and Melissa Carlyle, Eudora, announce the birth of their son, Kadon Lain Carlyle, born March 18, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Grandparents are Kim and Jamie Brouhard and Kevin and Karen Carlyle, all of Eudora, and Jerald Flory, Ozawkie. Great-grandparents are Betty Forsyth and Janice and Melvin Beerbower, all of Eudora.
Alycia and Kevin Williams, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Kate Williams, born April 8, 2006, at Shawnee Mission Hospital.
Maternal grandparents are Dana and John Prijatel, Lawrence. Paternal grandparents are Janice and Philip Williams, Overland Park.
The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Assn. will have a student recital at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Students who will perform: Jeffrey Chen, Wyatt Bugh, Sam Allen, Madeline Dethloff, Di Xie, Karen McCain, Duncan Murray, Cal Young, Nora Elbayoumy, B.J. Simpson, Katie Smith, Sarah Long, Eric Palmquist, Samantha Schueler and Mark Laccheo. They represent the studios of Eleanor Basgall, Carol Cook, Elaine De San Miguel and Sue Kwak.
Joel Beard, Lawrence, is among the winners of the 2006 Gimse International and Off-Campus Studies Photo Contest at St. Olaf College. Beard received recognition for the photo "Fitting In," which was taken in Innsbruck, Austria.
Hannah Hutchison, daughter of Michael Hutchison and Teresa Chandler, Lawrence, has been accepted for the fall 2006 semester at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. She plans to study pre-medicine.
Williamston Elementary School is having a retirement party for Marcia Riley, who has been teaching at the school for 31 years.
An open house will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 4 at the school. Cards may be sent to her at the school or by e-mail to JMorgison@usd343.org.
Ryan Bodensteiner and Kristen Jordan, both of Lawrence, will be honored as student scholars Sunday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Bodensteiner, a sophomore, is a High Scholar and has earned all As. Jordan is a graduating senior who has attained a standing in the upper 3 percent of her college's senior class or has been on the honors convocation list each year since a freshman.
Colorado State University announced that Tara Holland, Lawrence, received a Bachelor of Arts degree during the fall 2005 semester.
Shiv Subramaniam, a junior at Bishop Seabury Academy, placed at a national music competition, Indian Carnatic, in Cleveland, Ohio. He won three competition categories and the main "Concert Competition" category. He was given a traditional Indian instrument and invited back to Cleveland to give a one-hour solo vocal concert with professional accompaniment.
Chelsea Chaffin, Eudora, is among seven Bethel College students who are directing one-act plays, starring fellow students. Chelsea is the director of "The Philadelphia." The plot revolves around two men who meet at a restaurant. One explains the odd happenings of his day and the other counsels him on how to get out of his mysterious state.
Katie Franz, Lawrence, is starring in a one-act play "Long Ago and Far Away." It is about a woman's identity crisis, her husband who wants nothing to do with it and time travel.
The plays will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 11 and 12 at the school's Fine Arts Center.
The six recipients of the 2006-07 Kansas University Women's Club Scholarship awards are Brittany Bradley, a senior from Wichita with a double major in film studies and psychology; Laura Burrows, from Parkville, Mo., who is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration; Monique Fees, from Grand Junction, Colo., who is in the doctoral program in developmental speech physiology and neuroscience; Shannon Portillo, from Shawnee, who is one of the first students to pursue a doctorate in the Edwin O. Steen Department of Public Administration; Kayce Seidl, a junior from Omaha, Neb., majoring in microbiology; and Cayla Witty, a fifth-year senior seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the history of art.
This the 91st year of the UWC scholarship program, the longest continuous scholarship program at KU. Each woman will receive $1,200 for the next academic year.
Brenda Hughes, a member of Emporia State University's Phi Beta Lambda chapter, attended the 2006 Kansas Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Salina. ESU's chapter won 11 state championships. Hughes, a sophomore from Wellsville, was one of the winners. She won first place in computer applications and second place in word processing.