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School news

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•Abigail Peterson, a sophomore animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major, has been awarded The University of Findlay's Emerson and Laura Pelton Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.

•Charles J. “Chuck” Surack, founder and CEO of Sweetwater Sound, University of Saint Francis honorary Doctor of Humane Letters recipient and USF music technology program benefactor, was inducted into The Indiana Academy.

•Antonio Lee of Fort Wayne and Tim Stein of New Haven participated as part of a group of Trine University students who won a competition during the North Central Regional Student Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at the University of Cincinnati.

•Students from the Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society at Huntington University presented at the Alpha Chi National Convention in Nashville during April 4-6. Abby Madison, a senior English education major from Fort Wayne, presented on “A Framed Play: Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy,” and was the runner-up for the Region V scholarship. Andrew Wickersham, a junior history major from Huntington, presented on “Weimar Bavaria: Radicals and Reactionaries.” He was awarded the Region V scholarship.

•These Huntington University students were recognized at the 22nd annual juried student art exhibit: Juan Lopez of Fort Wayne; Lindsey Burson of Roanoke; Andy Simmons of Butler; and Sarah Stine of Huntington.

•Butler University recognized these students for being a top students: From Fort Wayne: Linnea Corey, Andrew Erlandson, Molly Harber and Christina Tatara. From Huntington: Kariss Miller. From Kendallville: Lindsey Hodgen.

•These Huntington University students presented research at the 2013 Academic Research Forum: Alex Hoffman, Ann Savariar, both of Huntington; Zen Hess of Andrews; and Michelle Embree of Butler.

•These Butler University students were inducted into the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa: Andrew Erlandson of Fort Wayne, Erica Gilliland of Wolcottville and Karissa Miller of Huntington.

•Indiana Tech recognized these students' accomplishments: Clea Endres of Fort Wayne received the Hayashi Award for her promotion of athletics and academics and was selected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Matthew Hansen of Fort Wayne was named Volunteer Networker of the Year; Amanda Northrup of LaGrange was named Student Ambassador of the Year; and Nathan Whetstone of Fort Wayne was named Computer Lab Monitor of the Year.

•These Huntington University students have been included in the 2013 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Jamon Hammel of Andrews; Aaron Lehman of Berne; Rachel Batdorff of Bluffton; Tianna Clark and Megan Storch, both of Fort Wayne; and Sam Brown, Austin Coffey and Gaynel Nave, all of Huntington.

•The Communicator, IPFW's student newspaper, received 11 awards at Indiana Collegiate Press Association's annual awards lunch.

Miscellaneous

•Itzel Barron of South Side High School, Christiana Hicks of Snider High School and Olivia Knispel of Carroll High School were awarded the Horizon Leadership Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.

•These students were named to Bishop Luers' Top 10 academic list: Keirsten Baumgartner, Elizabeth Hess and Nancy McNamara, St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Andrea Choka, Amelia Georgi, Julia Hayes, Sean McManus and Kathleen Welling, St. John the Baptist; Taylor Phillips, Huntington North High School; and Alisha Wyss, St. Joseph Hessen Cassel.

•Northwood Middle School student Tamara Djankovic won the Fort Wayne Community Schools 2013 Middle School Persuasive Speech Contest with her speech, “Ending the Death Penalty in America.”

•Rachell Dewell, a senior from Fort Wayne, was named a member of the Student Activities Council at Concordia University, Nebraska.

•Bryce Hieber of New Haven, Kayla Patrick of Huntington, Sydney Geisler of Ossian, Clayton Selking of Monroeville, Jonathan C. Harper and Sean M. McManus of Fort Wayne, Alison Mansfield of Homestead High School and Jonathan Hake and Julia Sanchez of Allen County received the 2013 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship for outstanding leadership skills, high academic performance and participation in community-service projects.

•Whitko High School students, Alicia Baxter, Rachel Hippensteel, Abby Marshall and Jessica Zinsmeister, were honored for their showing in the 43rd World Children's Art Exhibition in the Republic of China, Tapei, on the Indiana House floor.

•Questa Foundation for Education recently awarded $80,000 in Site Scholarship to 76 Allen county Questa Scholars with high academic achievement during college. Applications are currently being accepted for the Questa Scholars Program and are available at www.questafoundation.org. Deadline is May 1.

•Whitko Community Schools will hold a Title 1 feedback night 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Whitko Administration Building, 432 S. First St., Pierceton. Reservations: Kim Umbaugh at 1-574-594-1687, Ext. 5138.

•U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman will hold Academy Day Saturday at the Air National Guard Base, 3005 Ferguson Road. Students may learn about the application process for the U.S. service academies. Sign-in is 9:30-10 a.m. and presentation is 10 a.m.-noon.

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