Matthew and Amy Sarna, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Dylan Matthew Sarna, born May 8, 2006, at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe. Dylan has two sisters, Bailey Mae Sarna, 5, and Maggie Jo Sarna, 2. Maternal grandparents are Will and Dot Fernandez, Lawrence, and Willard and Linda Cummings, Dodge City. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Ruth Sarna, Lawrence, and Larry and Dinah O'Connor, Lawrence. Great-grandparents are Emily Sarna, Lawrence; Jeanne Dicker-Kuhn, Lawrence; Clarence Mullendore, Ashland; and Raul Fernandez, Dodge City.
¢ Highland Community College announces area students who earned a degree during the spring 2006 semester. They are: Jennifer Gilges, Baldwin; Robert Brubaker, Kate Danenberg, Jillian Hill and Laura Schneider, Lawrence; Bret Sanford, Lecompton; Emma Prochaska, McLouth; Krishna Beach, Wendi Miller, Stephanie Newell, Julie Norman and Jake Heston, Oskaloosa; and Kimberly Bogner, Sandra Gonzalez, Sheila Harries and Carrie Meyers, Perry.
Brad and Erin Scraper, Baldwin, announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Ann Scraper, born March 8, 2006, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Linda Guss, Baldwin. Paternal grandparents are John and Gerol Moore, Hiawatha. Great-grandparents are Mary Ann Guss, Baldwin; Robert and Vida Scraper, Hiawatha; Charlotte Sheppard, Charmco, W.Va.; Jubal and Eleanor Koenig, Hiawatha; and Mary Lou Moore, Hiawatha.
Mary Jo Hope graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in entertainment business. Hope was vice president of the student senate. Among her honors: member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, graduated summa cum laude, member of Blue Key, named Who's Who and Outstanding Graduating Senior in Entertainment Business. She is the daughter of Linda and John Hope Jr., Andover, and the granddaughter of John H. Sr. and Mary H. Hope, Lawrence.
¢ Tatum and Daniel McCain, Plano, Texas, announce the birth of their son, Riley Travis McCain, born April 14, 2006, at Centennial Hospital in Plano. Grandparents are Linda and Bill Wilson, Lawrence, and Sandra McCain, Rusk, Texas.
¢ The following students will perform at recitals this week at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. All recitals are presented by Lawrence Piano Studio.
¢ 3 p.m. Sunday - Torrey Brown, Briggs Fish, Mitchell Haverty, Harrison Helmick, Seth Lilley, Gabriel Magee, Lydia Miller, David Miller, Joshua Milota, Marshal Rawley and Eddie Wilson.
¢ 5 p.m. Monday - Amalia Barrett, Grace Bartle, Chesney Buck, Nathan Davis, Eliot Eckersley, Helen Gent, Christina Hasiotis, Sophie Johnson, Javier Lemmons, Sylvie Mitchell, Courtney Nottingham, Daniel O'Neil, Ella Schoenen, Marci Seuferling and Tess Seuferling.
¢ 6:30 p.m. Monday - Will Brownrigg, Jessica Devlin, Amelia Dunlap, Eleanor Dunlap, Terrin Felmlee, Kenton Felmlee, Stephanie Gage, Amanda Gage, Zachery Harris, Ben Holiday, Madelyn Lawrence, Noah Mercer, Corinne Nguyen, Haley Parker, Maeve Ryan, Riordan Ryan, Emma Stramberg, Ayrton Wall-Greg, Lindsey Wethington and Leah Wethington.
¢ 8 p.m. Monday - Molly Albrecht, Callie Brabender, Maureen Brady, Kayla Duncan, Adrianna Englebert, Ashlyn Evans, Kevin Flanders, Alek Joyce, Louise Loats, Paul Meissbach, Erica Petry, Elsa Regan, Ava Regan, Haley Ryan, Buzz Walter, Sam Walter, Jake Walter and Jenny Xu.
¢ 5 p.m. Tuesday - Kathryn Amick, Aaron Gehrke, Bayley Goscha, Brendan Goscha, Ayana Hall, Alison King, Zach McNabb, Zachery Moore, Alyson Oliver, Abigail Padgett, Emilie Padgett, Caroline Padgett, Corbin Robinson, Carson Schmid, Lidia Strecker, Jai Strecker and Sophie Tate.
¢ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Strelly Frankenfeld, Cypress Frankenfeld, Ariana Frantz, Summer Frantz, Neil Guha, Nicole Humphrey, Bryant Humphrey, Liam Inbody, Kieran Inbody, Madison Jones, Ella Magerl, Amelia Magerl, Johanna Mehl, Zachery Mehl, Josie Naron, Patrick Scales, Ben Slimmer, Payton Smith, Katie Trumble, Garrett Vaughn, Ethan Ward and Isaac Ward.
¢ 8 p.m. Tuesday - Lindsey Beeman, Lance Beeman, Mary Cairns, Dayton Davis, Liza Farr, Louis Hamel, Tim Heacock, Emily Hoy, Ethan Kallenberger, Jake Mather, Sophia Minder, Will Pendleton, Adam Petz, Andy Petz, Anelise Sedlock, Chas Sedlock, Levi Sedlock and Alina Stout.
¢ 5 p.m. Wednesday - Cole Brungardt, Alison Chi, Andrew Harvey, Elijah Harvey, Sam Oehlert, Brianne Pfannenstiel, Jacqueline Pierron, Jack Powell, Libby Pratte, Lindsey Pratte, Natalie Rabiola, Alyssa Rabiola, Amber Remboldt, Connor Remboldt, Drew Sheppard, Trenna Soderling, Jennifer Stogsdill and Nicholas Totten.
¢ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday - Amanda Adamson, Luke Adamson, Molly Fyler, Chloe Gilligan, Alex Ginsberg, Aubrey Goscha, Maddie Goscha, Becki Hall, Rocky Henley, Ellen Hernly, Erica Hernly, Katherine LaFever, Hannah Offerdahl, Nickolas Pippert, Max Prososki, Lacey Prososki, Ivan Santos, Randall Schmidt, Barrett Tanner and Avery Tanner.
¢ 8 p.m. Wednesday - Maddie Birchfield, Nora Birchfield, Jason Chang, Brianne Collicott, Jacob Craft, Hailei Detwiler, Hannah Fowler, Tess Frydman, Ella Gore, Bailey Harrell, Madison Harrell, Matthew Hill, Alison King, Ali Klemencic, Carrie Klemencic, Liam Smith, Sarah Smoot, Betsy Smoot and Rebecca Thompson.
¢ 5 p.m. Thursday - John Anderson, Nicholas Brown, Brock Butel, Bridget Cary, Sean Davis, Austin Dominquez, Sofia Dominquez, Raquel Dominquez, Wynn Feddema, Tommy Finch, Jordan Hauber, Katie McClain, Toriana Nelson-Goldman, Kit Rice, Ella Spillman, Nathan Towns and David Wang.
¢ 6:30 p.m. Thursday - Charlie Backus, Anna Belle Davis, Lulu Davis, D.J Davis, Carly Davis, Jakob Farrar, Ranjeet Ghorpade, Yasmine Jakmouj, Regan Keller, Sadie Keller, Regan Latessa, Julia Myers, Grace Rockers, Katy Sterbenz, Chris Stogsdill and Alexandra Wendt.
¢ 8 p.m. Thursday - Joyce Bohling, Alexis Callahan, Brenan Conroy, Kevin Frantz, Clare Frantz, Jessica Hilt, Jade Holmes, Sydney Lin, Tanvi Nimkar, Kaustubh Nimkar, Jerry Sakumura, Bethany Saylor, Kate Simons, Whitney Simons and Elizabeth Simons.
¢ Kansas State University announces area students who earned a degree during the spring 2006 semester.
They are: Eric Waters, Baldwin; Ryan Elder and Roshena Schmidt, Eudora; Andrea Ahrens, Jeffrey Carmody, Robert Etken, Kelly Faulconer, James Fletcher, Mark Frederick, Kasey Huffman, Lydia Hull, Christopher Kroh, Stephanie Lewis, Rebecca Lu, Michael Morrell, Blake Nilhas, Anna Peace, James Ryan, Daniel Sheely, Amanda Unruh, Kyle Wedel, Kaylee Wempe and Jacob Wilson, Lawrence; Shawn Dickinson, Megan Hayes, Adam Kretzer, Teal Ludwick, Christopher Lydick, Cody Showalter, Kathryn Sylvester and Jennifer Wiesner, Ottawa; Jami Anderson and Whitney Coen, Wellsville; Jeffrey Schwinn, McLouth; Josiah Feuerbacher and Gwen Thomas, Oskaloosa; Heather Langton, Perry; Kyle Fratzel, Elizabeth Kiekel and Thomas Turner, Basehor; Nancy Milleret, Linwood; and Jennifer Bowell, Jasmine McCaffrey, Kerilyn Walker and Ashley Weller, Tonganoxie.
¢ Sarah Dinsdale, Lawrence, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sterling College during a commencement ceremony May 13. She is the daughter of Robert and Katherine Dinsdale.
¢ Joel Beard, Merry Chadwick, Anne Kettle and Rachel Wigen-Toccalino, all of Lawrence, were recognized for academic achievement at St. Olaf College's annual Honors Day convocation May 5. They have at least a 3.3 grade-point average at the Northfield, Minn., college.
¢ Several area Baker University students have been named 2006-2007 Alumni Association Board scholarship recipients. They are Theresa Oliver, Baldwin; and Lauren Crump, Sarah Bagwell and Kimberly Patton, Lawrence. The students will receive $500 scholarship.
¢ Andrew Skea, Lawrence, and R. Matthew Overbaugh and Britain Stites, both of Tonganoxie, were among the 66 students recently inducted as founding members of the Ichabod Chapter of the National Senior Honor Society of Mortar Board at Washburn University. Skea is a senior pursuing degrees in Spanish and business. Overbaugh will serve as chapter treasurer in 2006-07. He is a senior majoring in business. Stites is a senior majoring in political science and philosophy.
¢ Martha Boatright, Lawrence, has been tapped for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She is a student at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
¢ University of Mary Washington student Elizabeth Anne Phelps, Lawrence, has been inducted into Lambda Iota Tau, a national honor society that recognizes and promotes interest in literary achievement. Phelps is the daughter of David and Karen Phelps, Lawrence, and is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School.
¢ Aaron Ideus, Free State High School senior, has been named a Van Hoy Scholar at Doane College in Crete, Neb. The scholarship is worth $20,000 over four years.
¢ Paul Kempf, Lawrence, is in Kenya on one of two Sterling College short-term mission trips to the African nation. Kempf is in Kenya for about two weeks beginning May 15. He recently was a freshman at Sterling College and is the son of Gary and Dorothy Kempf.
The team of students traveled to Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya with 2.5 million inhabitants, and will be working in partnership with St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The team will be working with AIDS orphans, a rehabilitation home for former street children and assisting with construction work on a church mission project. They will be involved with the local youth group and the worship services of St. Andrew's Church. Teams take medical supplies, clothing, and purchasing tents to leave in Kenya for future work in the tribal areas.
In preparation for the trip, the teams raised funds through fundraising letters and various work projects and met once a week as a team to prepare to enter a new culture.
¢ Abigail Bryant Olson, Lawrence, a junior at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., has been named to the dean's list for winter term by earning at least a 3.4 grade-point average.
¢ Katherine Louise Rhodes earned a Masters of Business Administration on May 13 from Fort Hays State University. She is a 2001 Free State High School graduate and daughter of Steve and Connie Rhodes, Lawrence.
¢ Danielle Dunn, Lawrence, a student at Missouri Southern State University, received a Ruth I. Kolpin Scholarship Award from the school's television station KGCS-TV. Dunn is a junior who is studying mass communications. She was selected through an application process that required the writing of an essay on "What the Profession of Broadcasting Means to Me."
¢ Emporia State University announces area students who earned degrees during the spring 2006 semester. They are: Patriece Baker and Wesley Broyles, Baldwin; Heidi Adams, Kurt Blythe, Heather Howard, Alyssa Humbarger, Lindsey Loucks, Evan Morris, James Oakes, Nathan Poell, David Reber, Fernando Rodriguez and Kelsey Woolard, Lawrence; Jackson Anderson, Annette Blecha, Stacey Flanner, Elizabeth Reeder, Luke Rodina and Melody Smith, Ottawa; Sherri Braksick, Tina Edgell and Beth Steinkamp, McLouth; Jennifer Greene, Ozawkie; Kala Glass and Jamie White, De Soto; Amy Painter, Basehor; Jennifer Dunlap, Tonganoxie; and Katherine Kroenke and Christine Voegeli, Tecumseh.
¢ Molly Flavin, a Free State High School graduate, has made the dean's academic honor list at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, for the fall 2005 semester and spring 2006 semester. To achieve the recognition, a student must have a grade-point average of at least 3.7. She will be entering Baylor School of Nursing in Dallas this fall. Molly is the daughter of Pat and Nancy Flavin, Lawrence.
¢ Mishon Elmer, of Gulfport, Miss., has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics by the United States Achievement Academy.
The award is a prestigious honor because the academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.
Mishon is the daughter of Sarah Elmer, Gulfport, Miss., and Anthony Elmer, Austin, Texas. Grandparents are Irma Elmer, De Soto, and Maudie Jenkins, Spring, Texas.
The academy selects winners on the recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors, and on the Standards of Selection set by the academy.