Archive for Saturday, July 28, 2007

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July 28, 2007


Edna Zillner, Lawrence, will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.

The reception will be hosted by her daughters, Virginia Grob and Joyce Halderman, both of Lawrence. The public is invited, and the family requests no gifts.

Cards may be sent to 1804 Barker Ave., Lawrence 66044.

Nathaniel Louis Copt and Britta Campbell Copt, Golden, Colo., announce the birth of their son, Campbell Louis Copt, born July 8, 2007, at Rose Medical Center in Denver.

Maternal grandparents are Kent and Pam Campbell, Lansing. Paternal grandparents are Louis and Phyllis Copt, Lecompton. Great-grandparents are Gwen Olson, Broken Bow, Neb.; Dee and Lois Hudson, Twin Falls, Idaho; and Lucille Cannon, Emporia.

Melissa R. Francq, Gardner, announces the birth of her son, Dakota James Francq, born June 14, 2007, at Olathe Medical Center. Dakota's maternal grandparents are David and Karan Francq.

Deborah Woodall, band director at Southwest Junior High School in Lawrence, was elected to membership in the American School Band Directors Association during its national convention in June in Dearborn, Mich.

Directors are selected on the basis of their teaching experience, the success of their music programs and the recommendation of association members.

Sam Harwood, Lawrence, received the Founders' Baylor Scholarship for 2007-08 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The award provides $6,000 for eight semesters. Harwood graduated from Lawrence High School.

Nate Johnson, M.D., was named resident of the year by the attending and resident physicians of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Johnson, a graduate of Lawrence High School, Kansas University and the KU Medical School, will continue his residency in radiology at the University of Rochester in New York.

Ellen Howat and Alex Kim, both of Lawrence, received full scholarships to attend the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation's 2007 Summer Seminar Program. They attended the program in June at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

In its 21st year, the seminar is designed to offer an intensive visual art studio program for gifted high school juniors. A total of 60 students were selected from hundreds of applications.

Howat attends Free State High School, and Kim is a student at Lawrence High School.

Several Lawrence students participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy conducted in June at Washburn University.

Students who graduated from the academy include Megan Bracciano, Michael Bruce, Trevor Everett, Hannah Kapp-Klote, Jinny Pickering and Ali Zaidi, Free State High School; Christopher Berg, Alexandra Hyler and Benjamin Wilson, Lawrence High School; and Audrey Snodgrass, Central Junior High School.

Daphne Phillips, a Free State student, served as a counselor, and Rahul Gogineni, a Grinnell College student from Lawrence, was co-director.

The academy is an intensive training program for community youth leaders and is sponsored by Rotary International and Washburn's Institute for the Study and Practice of Leadership.

Anthony Barta, a student at Eudora High School, was named to the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes students for academic excellence.

The United States Achievement Academy also honored Barta as a All-American Scholar for earning at least a 3.3 grade-point average. The academy also named him as a national award winner in the honor roll category. Teacher Paul Walrod nominated Barta for the academy's awards.

Geoffrey Salvatore, Lawrence, graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis on May 18. Salvatore received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture with a minor in political science.

Salvatore, a 2003 graduate of Free State High School, was recognized for graduating as a recipient of the Marilla E. Comstock Scholarship. Tim Russert, of NBC News, delivered the commencement address.

Cameron Moore, Perry, graduated summa cum laude from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Mich., on May 12. Moore received a bachelor's degree in English literature and graduated with a grade-point average between 3.9 and 4.0.

Nashay Winsley, Lawrence, was named to the Chancellor's List and the Dean's List for earning a 4.0 grade point average during the spring 2007 semester at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Several Lawrence residents graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., on May 27.

Merry Chadwick, who graduated cum laude and received a Distinction in Music, earned a degree in music. Anne Kettle received a degree in music education and also earned a Distinction in Music. Adam Pearce received a degree in music.

All are graduates of Free State High School.

Michelle Colgan, Lawrence, received the 2007 Harriet Fowler Brown/Kansas City Alumnae Chapter Scholarship from the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. The scholarship recognizes Colgan's high academic achievement, participation in Kappa Alpha Theta activities and involvement in the community.

Colgan is a member of the Delta Eta Chapter at Kansas State University. She is a junior majoring in food science and industry.

Kathleen Emma Lee Schaetzel, Lawrence, was named to the honor roll for the spring term at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass. Schaetzel, a senior at the independent secondary school, was named to the honor roll for earning an overall average of 87 or higher.

Marthe Alison McDonald, Lawrence, was named to the Dean's List for earning at least a 3.6 grade-point average during the spring 2007 semester at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. McDonald is a freshman majoring in business administration.

Jessica Redding-Newhouse and Ryan Newhouse, Huson, Mont., announce the birth of their daughter, Emmy Inge Newhouse, born July 8, 2007, at their home.

Maternal grandparents are Larry and Nomi Redding, Lawrence. Paternal grandparents are Doris Newhouse, Maryville, Tenn., and Ron Newhouse, Woodhull, N.Y. Great-grandparents are Emily Camin, Lawrence; Dean Redding, Topeka; and Elizabeth Newhouse, Woodhull.

Emily Margaret Kotay, Wellsville, graduated cum laude on May 27 from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology with a minor in biology.


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