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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:40

Phi Theta Kappa inductees
Three area students were among the fall inductees into Terra State Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national two-year college honor society.

The inductees included Billie Brauer, of Gibsonburg; Tracy Overmyer, of Lindsey and Nathan Carolus, of Oak Harbor.

Tracy Overmyer of Lindsay signs
the book registry which includes
names of all the students who
have been inducted throughout
the years. Each inductee also lit
a ceremonial candle.

To be eligible for membership, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and have at least 12 hours of course work completed.

Academic honors
Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Angela LeForce, of Oregon.

Tiffin University: Bruce Moritz, of Genoa; Brian Barnett, Karen Barnett, of Helena; Donna Helle, of Martin; Keri Drain, of Millbury; Dessa Suthernald, Kelly Tonkin, of Oak Harbor; Kari Brockschmidt, of Pemberville; Robin Humbarger, of Stony Ridge; Angela Brooks, Vivian Wilbur, of Walbridge; Braden Ruch, of Woodville.

Vincent Collins, Jessica Zieber, of Northwood; Lisa Draves, of Oregon.

Kateri student honored
St. Kateri Catholic Academy student Robert Finkbeiner III has been nominated as an All-American Scholar in the U.S. Achievement Academy.

Finkbeiner was nominated by Coach Jim Kubuske based on excellence in academic disciplines. He is the son of Robert Finkbeiner II and Valerie Bower.

National Merit honors
St. Francis de Sales High School seniors Alec Georgoff, of Millbury, Zachary Vigneau, of Lambertville, and Daniel Lenart of Sylvania, have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Vigneau and Georgoff achieved one of the highest honors as National Merit Semi-finalists. Semi-finalists are in the top 1 percent of more than 1.5 million seniors who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. They will compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

From left, St. Francis de Sales students Daniel Lenart, Alec Georgoff, and
Zachary Vigneau were recognized as National Merit Scholars.

Georgoff is the son of Steven and Julie Georgoff. He is a member of the Collegium Honorum and the National Honor Society. He has been a member of the marching, pep, and concert bands all four years playing percussion instruments. He is a four year member of the chess team and played tennis for three years. Georgoff joined the school’s service trip to Appalachia this past summer to paint and repair homes for the less privileged in the community. He is a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and attended Eisenhower Middle School. He plans to attend Purdue or the University of Michigan and major in engineering.



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