Archive for Saturday, April 12, 2008

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April 12, 2008


The Lawrence High School Class of 1973 will have its 35th high school reunion the weekend of Sept. 19-20.

Friday's events: We will participate in the LHS homecoming parade. Meet at 1 p.m. at South Park. The parade will start at 2:30 p.m. The parade route will be from South Park to Lawrence High School. Be sure to wear red and black. At 6 p.m., we will meet in the northeast parking lot at Haskell's Indian Nations University for a tailgate party. There will be a sign. At 7:30 p.m., we will attend the LHS homecoming football game. We will sit on the northside of the stadium. Tickets are $4 or $5.

Saturday's events: A dinner and dance will be given at 6 p.m. at HHR Bar and Grill, 4931 W. Sixth St. in Lawrence. Theme will be Hollywood Nights. Dress business casual or formal. Price is $40 for singles and $70 for couples. Money needs to be received no later than Sept. 1, 2008. Hope to see you there. Class of 1973 Reunion Committee is Debbie (Mills) Shafer, Susan (Sigler) Postlethwaite, Mark Stiles, and Bill Newman.


Colten Coffin, McLouth, has been awarded the 2008 Fujiwara Scholarship from Ottawa University. The award provides for the Fujiwara Cross-Cultural Homestay Program in Japan during the summer of 2008. During the Homestay Program, Coffin will receive room and board for a two-week stay in Japan. He also has been awarded approximately $500 from the Jerry Campbell Cross-Cultural Fund, a fund established in memory of alumnus Jerry Campbell by his mother in 1971.


Bethel College in North Newton announces recipients of academic scholarships for the 2008-09 school year:

Amanda Fredrickson, Lawrence, has been awarded the Outstanding Student Academic Scholarship, valued at $22,400 over a four-year period. Fredrickson is a graduate of Lawrence High School. Her parents are Kevin and Lisa Fredrickson.

Kelly Karasek, Lawrence, has been awarded the Bethel Scholar Academic Scholarship, valued at $17,600 over a four-year period. Karasek is a senior at Free State High School. Her parents are Stephanie and Tom Karasek.

Peter Zemansky, Lawrence, has been awarded the President's Academic Scholarship, valued at $32,000 over a four-year period. Zemansky is a senior at Lawrence High School. His parents are Ellen Kroeker and Gil Zemansky.


Deana and Peter Shenouda, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Andrew Milad Shenouda, born April 2, 2008, in Overland Park.

Andrew has two brothers Victor, 7, and Jacob, 4.


Erik and Sarah Peltzman, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Brody William Peltzman, born March 14, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

His grandparents are Curt Bierbaum, Spring Hill; Sherry Walker, Beaumont, Texas; and Robert and Millie Peltzman, San Carlos, Calif.

His great-grandparents are Billie and Jean McGraw, Tonganoxie; Dorothy Peltzman, Kansas City, Kan.; Carl and Betty Bierbaum, Enterprise, Ala.; and John and Sandy Cedar, Leavenworth.


Connor Hartpence, Eudora, has been awarded the Harter Scholarship at Baker University. He is the son of Doug Hartpence and Vicki Johnson.

As a Harter Scholar, he will receive full tuition for four years at Baker and will have the opportunity to spend a semester of study abroad at Harlaxton College in England. It's the university's most prestigious academic scholarship.


Sigma Alpha Lambda announces Kristin Vernon, Lawrence, has become a recent member of the national leadership and honors organization at Kansas University.


Emily McAfoos, Basehor, has been awarded the 2008-09 Jerry Campbell Class of 1971 Memorial Cross-Cultural Scholarship from Ottawa University. McAfoos will use her $1,500 stipend to participate in a class trip to Ireland. The scholarship was established in memory of Jerry Campbell by his mother, Margaret Campbell.


Susie Jones-LeRoux and Phillip LeRoux, Manhattan, announce the birth of their son, Jeremy Thomas LeRoux, born Feb. 7, 2008, in Manhattan.

Jeremy has a sister, Jessica LeRoux, 2 1/2.

Maternal grandparents are Kathy and Tim Jones, Merriam. Paternal grandparents are Linda LeRoux, Lecompton, and Eric LeRoux, Lawrence.

Great-grandparents are Joan Clark, Missouri, and the late John Clark; Jeannie and Charles Jones, Pomona; and David Mason, Little Rock, Ark.

Great great-grandparents are Doris Clark, Omaha, Neb., and Marjorie and Herman LeRoux, Lawrence.


Adam and Tiana Kennedy, Wichita, announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Lynn Kennedy, born March 5, 2008, in Wichita.

Her paternal grandparents are Kris and Jamie Hutchison Kennedy, Wichita. Her maternal grandparents are Glenn and Lynn Meyer, Wisconsin. Her great-grandparents are Jackie Kennedy and the late Max Kennedy and Janis Hutchison and the late Jerry Hutchison, all of Lawrence.


Emporia State University announces scholarship recipients from area students for the spring 2008 semester. They are:

Baldwin City - Emily Garcia, Ellen Meinen, Kyla Meisenheimer, April Robbs and Katherine Sigvaldson.

Basehor - Benjamin Adams, Kelly Schaffer and Sara Wohletz.

De Soto - Riley Day, Christopher Dvorak, Morgan Frehe and Jennifer Petronella.

Eudora - Cody Burns, Sarah Frehe, and Michelle Nila.

Lawrence - Kira Barker, Adam Blair, Cassandra Brickell, Jennifer Cook, Anthony Dreiling, Travis Farmer, Kathleen Finnegan, Madeline Fister, Molly Fyler, Heather Harrison, Olson Kilmer, Nathan Kolarik, Karen Kroge, Jacob Kucza, Jessica Lamer, Raymond Lee, Katie McClain, Jennifer Nicolotti, Janelle Nuessen, Daniel O'Connell, Douglas Soules, Derick Wallace, Meredith West, Whitney Wiebe, and Jerome Younger.

Lecompton - Gregory Gantz and Kelli Kuhlman.

Meriden - Jade Breight, Ashley Czajkowski and Whitney Czajkowski.

Ottawa - Kelli Ball, Megan Bathory, Beau Bemis, Ashley Farrell, Amanda Fritts, Kari Hart, Audanell Lester, Christopher Lyman, Tiffany Morrow, Bonnie Mulkey, Raymond Pesina , Todd Roberts, Rebecca Roehl and Shelby Thornburg.

Overbrook - Diane Coffin, Tyson Revell, Dara Shuck, and Joan Winters.

Perry - David Ross.

Shawnee - Ashley Arnesman, Amanda Attwood, Meghan Clark, Kyle Kotzman, William Lowe, Jessica Penn, and Jessica Velazquez.

Tecumseh - Loren Burghart, Ashley Clark, Jarrett Lockard, Samantha Sallaway, and Kim Strobel.

Tonganoxie - Kirsten Baggett, Shawna Berry, Melissa Hamby, Stephanie Reynolds, and Elizabeth Smith.

Wellsville -Brenda Hughes, Ryan McHugh, and Megan Samsel.

Winchester - Russell Hill.


Katie and John Peterson, Grapevine, Texas, announce the birth of their son, Eric Scott Peterson, born Feb. 8, 2008, at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas.

His maternal grandparents are Tom and Judy McNulty, Lawrence. His paternal grandparents are Jerald and Iris Peterson, Rose Hill. His great-grandparents are Marilyn McNulty, Tonganoxie; Marion and Nola Bess Atwood, Esbon; and Jerald and Shirley Peterson, Bennington.


Alexandra Skarka, Free State High School senior, was awarded honorable recognition in this year's "Being an American" essay contest sponsored by the non-profit Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, Va. Skarka and her teacher, Julie Miller, each received a $250 prize.

Other honorable mention recognition was awarded to Colin O'Neill of De Soto High School and his teacher. Both received a $250 prize.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces students to be honored for academic achievement. The celebration will begin at 2 p.m. on April 6 at UNL's Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Area students include Ryan Bodensteiner, Lawrence; Nicholas Burkart, Lawrence; Allison Hunt, Shawnee; and Blake Lawrence, Shawnee, received High Scholars. High Scholars are in the top 10 percent of their class or have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or higher. Bodensteiner had a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester.


A piano recital will be given Sunday at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

Students of piano teachers Elaine de San Miguel and Lisa Enns who will perform at 1 p.m. are: Caden Henry, Onna Phythyon, Makenzie Salah, Jessica Willis, Ava Cormany, Ruth Gathunguri, Skylar Steichen, Piper Rogers, Madeline Dethloff, Kiera Henry, Karen McCain, Amanda Snodgrass and Lindsey Swisher.

Students of piano teachers Carol Cook and Lisa Enns who will perform at 2 p.m. are: Spencer Yost-Wolff, Rebecca Feng, Amelia Murray, Liza Elwell, Isaac Slane, Jessica Chen, Katie Price, Tiana Daniels, Zachary Mick, Calvin Yost-Wolff, Savannah Price, Marlee Yost-Wolff, Zhen Chen and Morgan Manger.

Students of piano teacher Carol Cook who will perform at 3 p.m. are: Angela Young, Ben Katz, Sarah Mechem, Sam Allen, Sabrea Platz, Ellie Young, Grace Stinnett, Abby Hosek, Di Xie, Wyatt Bugh, Yihan Li, Betty Zhang, Sarah Long, Zach Stites, Samantha Schueler and Rodi Torres-Gastavo.


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