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School news

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•Alexander Maxwell of Fort Wayne is featured in this month's 5 Students Who are Equality Makers who advocate for positive change, seek justice and demand a level playing field.

•Huntington University announced a tuition freeze for the 2013-14 academic year. The tuition freeze will apply to all incoming and returning students, including traditional undergraduates, adults enrolled in professional programs and graduate students.

•Erica Isenberg of Fort Wayne was inducted into Huntington University's social work honor society, Sigma Chi Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society.

•Abigail Peterson, a sophomore animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major, performed in The University of Findlay's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Pops concert “Music for the Red Carpet” on Feb. 10.

•ABWA Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women's Association offers two scholarships ($1,000 and $2,000) from the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund. Applicants must be citizens of the United States; residents of Huntington County; entering or attending college in the fall of 2013, for a minimum of 12 credit hours, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and in any field of study. Contact Jean A. Wright, ABWA, Forks of the Wabash Chapter, PO Box 984, Huntington, IN 46750 or email Leadb4me@gmail.com. Eligible women will receive a code to unlock the scholarship application, which must be completed by March 31 at www.sbmef.org.

•Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will host an open house 3-7 p.m. Monday at Public Safety Academy Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.

•Trine University will hold a visit day for prospective engineering students Monday. Register at 1-800-347-4878 or visit www.trine.edu/visitday.

•University of Saint Francis assistant professor and School of Health Sciences Simulation Lab Director Dawn Mabry, MSN, RN, CNE, has earned Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) designation.

•Stephen Backus of Fort Wayne is featured on Purdue University's 5 Students Who are Fun Makers, which highlights students who have a zest for making the most out of life.

Miscellaneous

•Mackenzie Fischer, a 7th-grader at Concordia Lutheran School, served as an Indiana House of Representatives page.

•U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman nominated eight students from Northeast Indiana to U.S. military service academies: Cameron Dark, Homestead high school, U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Abigail Darner (Zanesville), Antilles High School at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs; Erin Garrison, Concordia Lutheran, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and U.S. Air Force Academy; Cameron Georgi, Homestead High School, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy; Chandler Nan, DeKalb High School, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy; Thomas Newlin, Canterbury High School, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy; Benjamin Tackett, East Noble High School, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy; and Brandon Werling, Leo High School, U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

•Alison Mansfield, a senior at Homestead High School, was named High School Intern of the Year on Friday at the Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Awards Luncheon, which was sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College. Indiana INTERNnet is a statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Mansfield worked as a communications intern for Lendingahand.net, where she put together the monthly newsletter, created and maintained a blog, created communication about community outreach initiatives, developed a brochure, updated marketing items, and filmed and edited videos about partner charities.

•The Lutheran Schools will host an open house noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.thelutheranschools.org for a complete list of participating schools.

•A team from Warsaw High School won the 39th annual High School Mathematics Competition at Trine University. Teacher Amanda Taylor led her team of Bryce Carter, Grant Carlson, Josh Miller and Drew Tomasik. If these students enroll at Trine, they will receive $3,000 annual renewable scholarships. Carter and Miller won individual advanced and elementary, respectively, and will receive a $5,000 renewable scholarship if they enroll at Trine. Taylor won a $1,000 stipend to use for math education.

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