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August 7, 2010

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Casey George, Baldwin City, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Kansas City Division of Midwest Dairy Association. The division’s Educational Awards Program allotted money for the scholarships to help dairy families with college expenses.

George, the son of Walter and Laura George of Baldwin City, is a graduate of Baldwin High School and plans to attend North Central Kansas Technical College to study heavy equipment.

Brooke Sutherland, Lawrence, was selected journal chair for Washington and Lee University’s 2012 Mock Convention to be held in January 2012.

During the Mock Convention, student delegates attempt to predict the presidential nominee of the political party currently out of power in the White House; in 2012 the convention will try to select the Republican primary candidate. The traditional event is held every four years.

Sutherland, a graduate of Bishop Seabury Academy, is the daughter of Todd and Laura Sutherland.

Amy Bullerman, Lawrence, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Newman University in Wichita by earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Danielle Price and Jessica Drury, both of De Soto, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Avila University, by earning a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Hana Lindbloom, De Soto, was named a Cardinal Scholar Athlete for the spring 2010 semester at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. To qualify for this honor, students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Lindbloom, a freshman instrumental music education major, participates in tennis.

Stephanie Drahozal, Carina Fowler, Erin Thimmesch and Betty Zhang, all of Lawrence, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

Drahozal, Fowler and Thimmesch, all graduates of Lawrence High School, and Zhang, a graduate of Free State High School, are enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the dean’s list in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Liam Smith, Lawrence, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester 2010 at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., by earning a grade point average of at least 3.5. Smith is the son of Sarah St. John and Dennis Smith and the stepson of Dan St. John.

Lindsey Ahlen, Eudora, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in government, cum laude, June 13 from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis. She was also named to the 2009-10 Lawrence dean’s list for earning a minimum grade point average of 3.4. Ahlen, a 2006 graduate of Bishop Seabury Academy, is the daughter Michael and Vestana Ahlen.

Samantha Claypool, Jordan Noller and Angela Zinn, all Lawrence seniors, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 term at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., by earning a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Their majors are: Claypool, international relations; Noller, environmental studies; and Zinn, psychology.

Ellie Houston and Mariah Houston, daughters of Peter Houston and Mary Morningstar, and Lucas Mackey, son of Doug and MarSue Mackey, all of Lawrence, graduated from Level 1 of the Future Astronaut Training Program (FATP) July 8 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.

Ellie will be a seventh-grader at West Junior High School this fall. Mariah will be a sixth-grader at Deerfield School. Lucas will be an eighth-grader this fall.

The four-day, introductory astronaut camp is for students entering grades 6-8 and emphasizes teamwork, leadership and problem solving. Throughout the week, campers train in space simulators, launch homemade rockets, and design and direct a robotic mission.

Morgan Abel, Eudora, was awarded an Associate of Arts degree from Hutchinson Community College during graduation ceremonies held May 14.

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