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Monday, 24 June 2013 08:25

Walbridge woman named Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow
Danielle Flint, of Walbridge, was among the 2013 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Education and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation at an event held May 28 at the Ohio Statehouse.

The top-quality teacher candidates who come from around the state, will prepare to teach math and science in high-need Ohio schools.

The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (the STEMM fields). The 2013 Fellows are the third class of new teacher candidates to be prepared through the program since the Fellowship was launched in Ohio in 2010.

Danielle Flint

Each Fellow will receive a $30,000 stipend while completing an intensive master’s-level teacher education program at one of seven participating Ohio universities. Flint, a 2011 graduate of the University of Toledo where she majored in applied mathematics, will attend The Ohio State University.

Defiance College scholarships
Defiance College recently announced scholarship awards for the 2012-2013 academic year. Awards are given to students in five categories - Presidential, Dean’s, Pilgrim, Trustee, and Achievement – with dollar amounts ranging from $9,000 to full tuition. Additionally, students can be awarded a $2,000 Service Leadership Award, recognizing their commitment to service in their community. Students must attend the college’s fall or spring Scholarship Day event to qualify for scholarships.

Local awardees include:
Jacob Merryfield, of Gibsonburg, was awarded the Achievement Scholarship and Service Leadership Award. Son of Lauren and Susan Merryfield, he is a student at Gibsonburg High School and involved with Key Club, cross country, track and field, bowling, wrestling and Spanish Club.

James DeMeo, of Oregon, was awarded the Achievement Scholarship. Son of Janet DeMeo and Matt DeMeo, he is a student at Clay High School and involved with National Honor Society, tennis, and basketball.

Angelica Krumnow, Elmore, was awarded the Achievement Scholarship. Daughter of Nathan Krumnow and Karri Krumnow and Samantha Klavinger, she is a student at Woodmore High School and involved with marching band, concert band, jazz band, basketball and youth group.

Academic Honors
Adrian College: Jane Schlievert, of Genoa.

University of Cincinnati: Emily Kuzma, Katlyn Seimet, Joseph Tscherne, Lindsay Umstead, of Oregon;

University of Kentucky: Dayna LeAnn Ferguson

University of Cincinnati: Blake Dedo, Joseph Tscherne, Lindsay Umstead, Kaylee Wisniewski, of Oregon.

Owens students honored
Several area students were among Owens Community College students recognized for their academic excellence and leadership, earning membership into the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

Selection criterion for acceptance into the honor society is based upon a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for two consecutive full-time semesters or three-four part-time semesters. In addition, individuals must have taken at least one developmental education course at Owens.

Inductees included:
Scott Hartzell of Oregon (business management technology);

Sarah Soncrant (accounting technology) and Jackie Wetmore, (medical assisting), of Northwood;

Ashley Helmke of Gibsonburg (marketing and sales technology),

Jeanie Spanyers of Luckey (environmental health and safety technology),

Brandi Schimming of Martin (exercise science),

Steven Campbell of Millbury (business management technology),

Kyle Hill of Pemberville (business management technology),

Lynne Long (office administration technology), Rebecca Nollendorfs (pre-pharmacy) and Morgan Taylor (office administration technology), of Walbridge;

Eunice Russell of Woodville (early childhood education).

Area high school seniors recently were honored by Owens Community College’s Board of Trustees for their outstanding achievements, receiving thousands of dollars in new scholarships through the Trustees’ Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.

The scholarship is available for four consecutive semesters with applicants being enrolled full-time and pursuing an associate’s degree at the college, as well as maintaining a 3.0 grade point average each semester.

Honorees and their high schools include:
• Sara Turner-Smith of Toledo, Cardinal Stritch;

• Cassandra Hoffmann, of Perrysburg, Eastwood;

• Emily Eikost, of Walbridge, Lake;

• Kathryn Rygalski, of Northwood, Northwood;

• Kaleb Maguire, of Oak Harbor, Oak Harbor;

• Courtney Stone, of Luckey, Penta;

• Mikayla Miller, of Toledo, Waite

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