May Student Stars

Press Staff Writer

Academic honors
        Cedarville University: Sarah Sanders, of Genoa; Noah Board, of Millbury.
        Terra State Community College: Carley Kidd, of Northwood; Madison Benavides, Brittany Kerlin, of Burgoon; Brandon Murray, of Elmore; Kaitlin Walters, of Genoa; David Crowe, of Helena; Pierce Overmyer, Lindsay Weickert, of Lindsey; Serena Byington, Daniel McMullen, Nicholas Timmons, Deborah Wyss, of Oak Harbor; Jacob Siebenaler, of Woodville.
        Ohio Dominican University: Emma Bergman, of Oak Harbor.
        Ashland University: Benjamin Keilholz and Monica Torda, of Oregon; Jordie Martin, of Lindsey.
        Cedarville University: Jared Smith, of Pemberville.
        University of the Cumberlands: Brandon Oneail, of Moline.
        State University of New York at Potsdam: Dominick Horvath, of Northwood.
FFA awards, degrees
        Winners of various awards and degrees for members of the Oak Harbor/Penta Future Farmer of America were announced at the association’s annual banquet last month.
        Winners included:
        Distinguished Service Award: Cheryl Schell; Honorary FFA Degree: Chad Blausey; Appreciation Award: Jaylie Rollheiser; Highest Senior GPA: Abbey Scherf; Star Greenhand FFA Degree: Sydney Overmyer, Taylor Lenke; Star Chapter Degree: Trent Hartman, Hannah Lutman; Star AgriBusiness Student: Kylee Wendt, Cathy Markley; Smarkel Award: Emily Lutman; Senior Capstone Students of the Year: Olivia Jensen, Nick Pfeifer, Keith Kline; Leadership Award: Hannah Lutman and Larry Heintz Leadership Award: Trey Helle;
        Star Farmer Award: Trenton Overmyer; Ag Credit 110% Award: Kylee Wendt; Mike Milbrodt Scholarship: Trenton Overmyer; Workshop Warrior Award: Caleb Heintz andOak Harbor FFA College Scholarship: Olivia Jensen, Rob Harder.
        Officers for the 2019-20 school year are: President - Trey Helle; Vice President - Emily Lutman; Secretary - Bailey Dusseau; Treasurer - Kiara Brough; Reporter - Sarah Sarnes; Sentinel- Emma Wilcox; Student Advisor - Matthew Dewitz; School Farm Manager - Samuel Boss and Assisting Officer - Coleton Joseph.
Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
        Kari Kruse, of Woodville, was among winners in Solar Decathlon Design Challenge held at Miami University. Kruse is majoring in architecture.
        The Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, formerly called Race to Zero, is an annual competition open to students from collegiate institutions worldwide. The competition encourages students to work with builders, developers, community leaders, and other industry partners to meet stringent design requirements and create marketable, affordable concepts. Teams compete in a range of residential and commercial project types. Jurors evaluate projects in 10 contest categories: Energy Performance; Engineering; Financial Feasibility & Affordability; Resilience; Architecture; Operations; Market Potential; Comfort & Environmental Quality; Innovation and Presentation.
        Sixteen Miami students from architecture and mechanical engineering majors collaborated in the 2019 Race to Zero competition studio. The studio fielded two teams in the first phase of the competition. In February, their progress entries were selected to be among the 48 finalist teams representing 34 institutions from the U.S. and internationally. The Miami students presented their final proposals at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) April 13-14 in Golden, Colorado. Miami’s team won top awards in their divisions: Elementary School team - 1st Place; Attached Housing team - Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement.
Students recognized
        Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recognized students from Ohio’s 5th Congressional District on their acceptance to one of the U.S. Military Service Academies at an event held May 5 at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton.
        All the students were nominated by Congressman Latta and have received offers of appointment for the Class of 2023 at their respective academies.
        Among the honorees was St. Ursula Academy student Kailyn Grant, of Northwood, who was nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
        “These young men and women all worked hard and showed tremendous dedication to get to this point, and they should be very proud,” said Latta. “They are all exceptional students, and their desire to serve their country is commendable. I wish them all the best of luck in their next steps.”
Engineering student inducted
        Forty-nine seniors in Trine University’s Allen School of Engineering & Technology were inducted into the Order of the Engineer during a recent ceremony.
        Aaron Titkemeier of Luckey, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, was one of the students who participated in the May 1 ring ceremony. The ceremony is the public induction of candidates into the fellowship of engineers who are trained in science and technology and dedicated to the practice, teaching or administration of their profession.
UF students participate in annual symposium
        Students at the University of Findlay recently participated in the annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity held on campus.
        The symposium offered undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to share their research, creativity, and professional learning experiences with the university and community. Local students honored during the symposium’s awards ceremony included:
        • Baylee Fike of Walbridge, presented “Own Your Voices: The Power of Expression Through Creative Writing.”
        • Cole Gladieux of Oregon, presented “The Rate of Acclimatization to Heat Stress While Performing Exercise Based on Physical Fitness.”
        • Kylie Martin, of Pemberville, presented “An Association Between Mood and Cognitive Performance.”
Eastwood Band honors
        The Eastwood High School Band held their annual Awards Banquet Monday, May 13. Students were recognized for numerous band activities throughout the year, and the following end of year honors were awarded.
        • John Phillip Sousa Award - Amanda Withrow;
        • Outstanding Senior Band Member - David Deniston;
        • Outstanding Junior Band Member - Dylan Brogan;
        • Outstanding Freshman Band Member - Logan Farnsworth;
        • Louie Armstrong Jazz Award - Darren Wynn;
        • National School Marching Band Award - Shaunna Jubenville;
        • Concert Band Golden Baton Section Award - Oboes, Amanda Withrow and Sydney Amerling;
        • Marching Band Squad of the Season Award - Tenor Drums, Jacob Yeasting and Devin Good.
Hines honored at Heidelberg
        Madeline Hines, of Woodville, was among about 75 students honored April 26 at Heidelberg University's annual
Student Awards Celebration.
        Hines, a senior majoring in Exercise Science, received the Herman E. Sayger Award, during Heidelberg's celebration of academic, athletic, service and leadership excellence among individual students, student organizations and faculty members.
Cross-cultural experience
        Adam Duncan of Northwood, is participating in a Bluffton University cross-cultural experience in Bolivia during the month of May.
        Duncan, along with other Bluffton students, will live and serve with locals in ministries supported by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Students will also travel to the Andes Mountains, capital city of La Paz and Lake Titicaca. They learn about everyday Bolivian life and culture through a homestay with a Bolivian family.
        Duncan, son of Ron and Sara Duncan, is a junior majoring in marketing and business administration. He is a 2016 graduate of Lake High School.
        This experience will fulfill Bluffton’s undergraduate cross-cultural requirement that must be completed before graduation. Students can either complete a cross-cultural experience or take six credit hours in one foreign language.


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