Metro-area students earn honors in AAA competition
Three art students from Notre Dame Academy and Notre Dame Junior Academy earned top honors in AAA’s 65th Annual Traffic Safety Poster Contest. Their works are headed to the National Competition.
Senior Virginia Dionisio, of Northwood, earned first place for the high school bracket.
Eighth-grader Carey Anne Dodd, of Toledo, received second place in the junior high bracket which eighth-grader Jenna Douaihy, also of Toledo, was awarded the AAA Choice Award.
Owens Community College: Bridgette Cole, of Curtice; Heidi Dunbar, Jonathan Fox, Kevin Emmitt, Christina Harris, Kathy Nino, Christie Poiry, Karla Rowe, of Northwood; Janet Ackerman, Rhea Auxier, Shane Baumgartner, Cory Cantu, Anthony Cekic, Marcos Estrada, Gabrielle Herrick, Jacob Johnson, Kellie Meichert, Jacqueline Pappas, Ibtisam Smaidy, Daniel Stein, James Stephenson, Amanda Achter, Julie Barraclough, Laurie Dickens, Christopher Dippman, Jessica Feher, Sarah Gschwind, Kasi Jesion, Thomas Lambrecht, Jennifer Loboschefski, Christie Martinex, Holly Medlen, Melissa Miller, Victoria Repka, Eric Rivera, Jammie Sayen, Shawna Schiffler, Kristi Slaughter, of Oregon;
Linda Blanton, Patsy Clouse, Timothy Rutherford, Amanda Anderson, Meaghan Gasser, Nicholas Kamer, Candy Kendzierski, Rachel Konoff, Patricia Kruse, Michael Miller, Shylah Miller, Jennifer Peart, Stacy Rajner, of Toledo.
Earlham College senior Michael Ellis, of Oregon, has been named a Bonner Scholar at the college, located in Richmond, Ind. Ellis volunteers for 10 hours each week in an approved Richmond or Wayne County agency.
The Bonner Scholar Program is a four-year scholarship program that offers financial support to students with high financial need who want to attend college and at the same time engage in community service activities. Through the Bonner Scholar Program, along with grants and loans, Earlham seeks to meet 100 percent of each Scholar’s financial need.
Clay students participate in art exhibition
Five Clay High School students participated in the 2009 Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition held last month at the Fifth Third Bank Building in downtown Toledo. The students are instructed by Clay art teachers Kristin Wamer, Debra Soncrant and Donna Lowe-Bochi.
Students selected to attend included Jenelle Koles (painting) for her work “Knick-Knacks,” Nicole Steinmetz (mixed media) for “Risen Appeal,” Heather Klatt (ceramic tile series), for “Retro Garden” (Commercial Design Honorable Mention), and Cory Folk (drawing), for “Freeway Reflection.”
Notre Dame Academy and Junior Academy students earning top honors in the AAA Traffic Safety Poster contest were (left to right) eighth-grader Carey Anne Dodd, second place junior high, senior Virginia Dionisio, first place high school, and eighth-grader Jenna Douaihy, AAA Choice Award.
Caption for Clay art students
Cory Folk, Heather Klatt, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Nicole Stienmetz a