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March 7, 2009

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Jenne Moore, Perry, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Mich., by earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Moore, a freshman, is the daughter of Rodge and Linda Moore.

Cole Douglas, Lawrence, has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management and marketing from the College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.

December graduates were honored with a reception Dec. 14 on campus.

Pittsburg State University announces area students named to its honor rolls for the 2008 fall semester.

Those who made the All-A honor roll by earning a 4.0 grade point average:

Baldwin City — Amanda VanderTuig, Emily Krysztof and Katie Krysztof.

DeSoto — Jordan Hevel.

Eudora — Brittany Pittman, Brittney Graff and Megan Ballock.

Lawrence — Ashley Taylor and Perry Morrow.

Meriden — Benjamin Naumann.

Ottawa — Bethany Duty and John Casady.

Tecumseh — Christopher Scharrer.

Tonganoxie — Emily Schenk, Jeffrey Gibbens and Joseph Hicks.

Wellsville — Rachael Whalen and Ryan Oshel.

Those who made the dean’s honor roll by earning between a 3.6 or higher grade point average were:

Baldwin City — Alyssa Johnson and Elias Mitchell.

DeSoto — Jessica Cuba and William Pelkey III.

Eudora — Julie White.

Lawrence — Kelsey Mullis and Patrick Johnson.

Linwood — Tara Kemp.

McLouth — Neva Rowland, Holly Kitterman and Megan Howerton.

Meriden — James Monhollon.

Ottawa — Jacob Meredith and Joshua Ingold.

Overbrook — Emery Baughan.

Tecumseh — Anthony Voegeli, Brett Hothan and Therese Voegeli.

Tonganoxie — Madison Weller and Samantha Franiuk.

Winchester — Josiah Hillis.

Joseph Doherty, De Soto, was named to the 2008 president’s honor roll at Hutchinson Community College, by earning a 4.0 grade point average for the fall semester.

Joanna Loewen, Lawrence, a junior, was named to the dean’s list, with honors, for the fall 2008 semester at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, by earning a grade point average between 3.6 and 3.79.

Faith LaVon Baxter, Overbrook, and Tom and Kim Swearngin were recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having registered Angus cows included in the association’s 2009 Pathfinder Report.

The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production. All registered Angus cows that meet the strict Pathfinder standards are listed, along with their owners, in the Pathfinder Report that is published annually.

Dixie and Stephen Russell, Paxico, announce the birth of their son, Corbin Michael Russell, on Feb. 17, 2009, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

His maternal grandparents are Richard and Shirley Theurer, Wellington; and paternal grandparents are Robert and Michal Ann Russell, Baldwin City.

Andrei Elliott, eighth-grader at Southwest Junior High, competed in the high school section of the Mulvane chess tournament on Feb. 28, in Mulvane, and earned the 15th place medal.

Free State and Central Junior High schools won the first-place team trophies, in K-12 and K-8 sections, Feb. 28 in the Christ the King Scholastic Chess Tournament in Topeka. Third-place team trophies went to Lawrence High School in K-12 and Quail Run in the K-8 and K-5 sections. Individual champions from Lawrence were CJHS’s Eddie Wilson in K-8, and Quail Run’s Josh Kallenbach in K-5. Other Lawrence medalists were:

In K-12 — Thomas Clark, FSHS, second; Peter Lesslie, FSHS, third; Sam Stephens, Quail Run, fourth; Aaron Simon, West Junior High School, fifth; Alan Shi, Southwest Junior High School, seventh; Roy Wedge, LHS, eighth; Nate McFadden, LHS, ninth; Brandon Marcure, LHS, 10th; and Taylor Seratte, LHS, 11th.

In K-8 — Sam Beaulieu, CJHS, third; Kaustubh Nimkar, Sunflower, fourth; Austin Bailey, CJHS, fifth; Venkata Malladi, SWJH, eighth; Tom Brooks, Quail Run, ninth; Joseph Miller, Quail Run, 10th; and George Wedge, Cordley, 13th.

In K-5 — Ting-Ting Shi, Quail Run, second; and Maxwell Briggs, Prairie Park, 16th.

In K-2 — Cole Burenheide, Quail Run, fourth; and Shrivatsa Malladi, Langston Hughes, eighth.

Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., announces area students named to its dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester, by earning a grade point average of 3.45 or higher.

Lawrence students are: Samantha Claypool, Amanda Look and Jordan Noller.

Kansas State University announced area students honored for their academic performance during the fall 2008 semester and its December 2008 graduates.

Students receiving semester honors rank in the top 10 percent of their class within their respective colleges and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

K-State awards summa cum laude to students who graduate with an academic average of 3.95 or higher; magna cum laude to students with an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949; and cum laude to students with a 3.750 to 3.849 academic average.

Area students earning fall semester honors:

Baldwin City — Callie Craig, Colby Heckathorne and Tess Lyons.

Basehor — Kara Bowman, Klinton Brown, Zachary Mark and Courtney Sebree.

Eudora — Connor Hartpence, Logan Hartpence and Charles Mersmann.

Lawrence — Bethany Beach, Sarah Brooks, Allen Burkart, Carmen Caffey, Michelle Colgan, Emily Coon, Allison Coon, Taylor Fulton, Benjamin Harvey, Jacqueline Heim, Whitley Jackson, Paula Kyriakos, Tess Ludwick, Jason Miles, Kaylee Oberzan, Zack Pistora, Evan Rapp, Jamie Shmalberg, Aarynne Struble, Adrienne Struble, Amanda Weishaar, Nicolle Wilson and Jacob Woodard.

Lecompton — Madison Horsch and Eric Lorimer.

Linwood — Hannah Chavers and Mary Cox.

Meriden — John Bergin and Jenna Petesch.

Ottawa — Katherine Maier, Stephanie Mars, Kevin McCurdy and Shawn Turner.

Tonganoxie — Nicole Allen, Jake Bontrager, Kelly Heitmann and Megan Holton.

Winchester — Luke Finley and Joel Wallace.

Area students earning degrees:

Tonganoxie — Kelly Heitmann, Bachelor of Science in construction science management, magna cum laude.

Winchester — Luke Finley, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude.

Wichita State University announces area students earning degrees for the fall 2008 semester.

WSU awards summa cum laude to students who graduate with an academic average of 3.9 or higher; magna cum laude award with an average of 3.55-3.89; and cum laude to graduates with a 3.25-3.54 academic average.

Area students are: Callie Weber, Bachelor of Arts in communications-integrated marketing, De Soto; Kathryn Osborne, Bachelor of General Studies in sociology, cum laude and Ali Zwali, Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, Lawrence; and Ashlea Rissmiller, Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, Oskaloosa.

Mary Cottrell and Joe Harrell, both of Lawrence, were awarded scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year by the education department of Washburn University.

Cottrell, a junior pursuing an elementary education degree, with a concentration in middle school mathematics, received the Charles & Margaret Pollack Education Scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a junior or a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in elementary education or secondary education.

Harrell, a senior majoring in elementary education, with a concentration in special education, received the Martha Peyton Fensch Endowed Scholarship. To receive this scholarship, a student must be an education major and have an overall grade point average of 2.5 and a 2.75 grade point average in professional and general education classes and in courses required for licensure.

Fort Hays State University announces area students completing undergraduate degrees during the 2008 fall semester.

Area students are: Lawton Hicks, Bachelor of Science in nursing, Baldwin City; Jason Habiger, Bachelor of Science in information networking and telecommunications, David Koerner, Bachelor of Science in nursing, Joy Kotewall, Bachelor of General Studies, Sheila Schumaker, Bachelor of Business Administration in management; and Melanie Wild, Bachelor of Science in nursing, Lawrence; and Brian Patton, Bachelor of Science in health and human performance, Wellsville.

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