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Members of the Rocky Ridge Elementary School honors class of 2009 recently got together to celebrate. From left: William Durivage, Gregory Goldstein, Jenna Zunk, Audrey Gephart, Adam Andryc and Tyler McNutt. Not shown: Natasha Matthews and Phil O’Shea.

Three 2008 graduates of Genoa High School were inducted into The University of Toledo’s National Honor Society on April 26, after completing their freshmen year.

The inductees included Kristine Hecklinger, Doug Wagner and Paige Wright. In order to be eligible a student must carry at least a 3.5 grade point average through their freshman year.

Nursing grads receive pins
Lisa Diekman, of Gibsonburg, was among the members of the second class of graduates from Terra Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program. The graduates received their nursing pins during a ceremony May 9 at the college.

The graduates each received a Nightingale Lamp which was lit by nursing faculty. The entire class then recited the Nightingale Pledge, which begins with “I solemnly pledge myself in the presence of this assembly to faithfully practice the profession of nursing. I will do all in my power to make and maintain the highest standards and practices of my profession.”

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society
Owens Community College students and an employee recently were recognized for their academic excellence and leadership within the community, earning membership into the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

The honor society promotes continued high academic standards, fosters communication among its members and encourages community service and participation in academic support programs where individuals may serve as role models to entering students.

Inductees included Anna Christen, of Curtice; Katie Blum and Trisha Lohmeyer, of Millbury; Aaron Dean, of Pemberville; Mark Fosgate, of Elmore; and Dustin Kindle of Bradner.

Academic honors
Wright State University: Millie Berry, Christopher Lamp, of Oregon;
Kristen Jacobs, of Elmore; Nicole Kamann, of Walbridge;

Davis College: Nicole (Talbot) Every, Raina Reed Features; of Elmore;

Owens bestows trustee awards

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.

Each recipient will receive a $2,000 two-year scholarship, 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.
Awardees included Heather Haws, of Bradner; Nicole Buchanan, of Genoa; Riley Kalisik, of Walbridge; Jenna Tarallo, of Oak Harbor.

Peace Officer Academy grads
Forty-one students from the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses were recognized as Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy graduates at Owens Community College May 12.

Graduates included Chad Ballachino, of Toledo (sponsored by the Pemberville Police Department); Luke Gackstetter, of Woodville (sponsored by the Woodville Police Department); Brett Hannum, of Toledo (sponsored by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office); Kurt Hennessy, of Toledo (sponsored by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office); Matthew Pugh, Christopher Rutledge, Lucas Smigieski and Zacarhy Cameron, of Toledo.



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