Wren Wiebe, Lawrence, was named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., by earning a minimum grade-point average of 3.6.
Lauren Kelly, Lawrence, graduated cum laude May 14 from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., with a Bachelor of Science degree. To achieve cum laude honors, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.4 or better.
Emporia State University announced area students named to the spring 2011 honor roll, by earning a minimum 3.8 grade-point average.
Students included: Shannon Brock, Basehor; Christopher Dvorak and Emily Hedge, De Soto; Kendal Abel and Tyler Cleveland, Eudora; Derek Trammell, Peter Tuttle, Jaymie Hardtarfer, Olson Kilmer, Katie McClain, Natalie Rabiola, Mallory West, Hannah Bain, Craig Barnes, Charles Hoag, Adam Petz, Craig Rosenstengle and Whitney Wiebe, Lawrence; Lezley Lawson, McLouth; Myla Heston, Oskaloosa; Valerie Barkley, Kimberly Fread and Katherine Meredith, Ottawa; Chelsea Calovich, Theresa Davila, Raylynn Laster-White and Jessica Turner, Tonganoxie; Victoria Crocker and Ryan Hahn, Berryton; Justin Dunnaway, Grantville; Whitney Czajkowski, Meriden; Nancy Shepheard, Tecumseh; Lindsay Atchison and April Robbs, Baldwin City; and Marsha Kienzle, Bonner Springs.
Tori Carder, Eudora, traveled from May 30 to June 6 to Haiti with a team of McPherson College students winning the Global Enterprise Challenge.
The winning team members each won a scholarship and the opportunity to travel to Haiti, accompanied by Kent Eaton and Ken Yohn. Their winning concept, called “Beyond Isles,” was to create a community market that would incorporate a physical market on the ground in Haiti as well as open up global markets through the Internet.
After arriving in Haiti, the plan changed. The team landed in the earthquake-damaged capital of Port-au-Prince, then traveled over land and by boat to the community of Aux Plaines on Tortuga Island. They helped the Haitian community dig out a pond for a fish farm, worked with children in the local school and built connections with the Haitian community.
Pharouk Hussein, Lawrence, was named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Newman University, Wichita, by achieving a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.
Baylor University, Waco, Texas, selected more than 2,900 recent high school graduates as recipients of scholastic awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of class rank and/or SAT/ACT scores.
Area graduates included Katherine Corliss of Free State High School.
Kohl’s Department Stores Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recognized nearly 2,200 young volunteers nationwide who positively affected their communities through volunteerism. This year’s program celebrated 11 years of recognizing the volunteer initiatives. Twenty-seven youth sfrom Kansas received a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s.
Area youths included Rachel Maurer, 11, Lawrence; and Colin Thomas, 18, Baldwin City.
More than 700 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students at Baker University received degrees during spring commencement ceremonies.
Area students earning associate degrees: Kathryn Kirsch and Sheila Ward (business), Lawrence.
Area students earning bachelor’s degrees: Alyson Henry, Tara Horrigan, Erin Marshall and James Taylor (business administration), and Peter Ko (management), Lawrence; Sheila Dale (business administration), Overbrook; Sophia Hawkins (business administration), Tonganoxie; and James Harris (management), Wellsville.
Area students earning master’s degrees: David Jaroscak, (school leadership), and Valeriy Kolesnikov and Angela Motsinger (business administration), Baldwin City; Olivia Cates (conflict management and dispute resolution) and Karen Johnston and Alyshia Leisure (business administration), Eudora; Nicole Barkhurst and Doris Ricks (conflict management and dispute resolution), Scott Brown, Matthew Flores, Heather Huninghake and Kasey Van Dyk (Stadler) (school leadership), Jon Cross and Courtney Walston (business administration), Dana Gillam, Robyn Vilcek and Kyle Warner (education), and Bradley Page and Tara Vandelinde (special education), Lawrence; Bradley Kempf (school leadership), Tonganoxie; and Natalie Steutermann (special education), Wellsville.
Kjrsten Abel Ruch, Lawrence, earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree.
The Eudora High School Dance team attended a National Dance Alliance camp, hosted at Eudora High School, June 20-22. More than 80 campers from seven schools around the state attended.
The EHS dance team received the following awards at the NDA camp: Home Routine Award (excellent); Spirit Stick (three days); Superior Showmanship Certificate (two days); Team Dance Award (superior); Team Leader Circle of Winners (silver plaque); Showmanship Plaque; and NDA National Championship Bid Winner.
In addition, the team won numerous individual awards including two nominees for All American, Madison Saxer and Logan Jackson. Both auditioned for the All American team and Saxer was chosen. Members of the EHS dance team are Katie Hall, Michaela Hernandez, Sidney Gulley, Patience Keeny, Joellen Vogt, Madison Saxer, Logan Jackson and Madison Mcguinness. Coaches are Jessica Vogt and Robyn Kelso.
Thirty-one Kansas high school students joined youths from Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming at the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp, July 9-15, near Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Area students attending were Aaron McIntyre, Lawrence, and Cheyenne Patton, McLouth; and Jennifer Fisher, McLouth, served as one of this year’s chaperones.
Anna Grace Clayton, Lawrence, graduated from Space 301 of Kansas Adventures in Outer Space June 11 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Clayton is a freshman at Free State High School this fall.
The weeklong astronaut camp is for students entering grades 9-12 and emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and problem solving. Developed by Cosmosphere staff, KAOS is a nationally recognized camp that motivates campers to seek careers in science or aerospace-related industries. This camp builds on knowledge gained from Space 101 and Space 201.
Kansas State University students are turning their interest in science into future careers as science teachers through a nationally funded scholarship program entering its second year at the university.
The TEACH Scholarship program selected two summer 2011 interns and seven TEACH Scholarship recipients for the 2011-2012 school year.
The awards range from $13,000-$15,000 per year for up to two years. After being accepted, students are required to complete a semesterlong internship experience in a public school. Following their graduation, TEACH Scholars must teach two years in a high needs school for each awarded scholarship year and meet other program obligations.
Kayla Chilcoat, Eudora, was awarded a $13,000 TEACH Scholarship.
Quinn Wasson, Lawrence, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in May from Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts & Sciences.