Several suburban-area students recently earned academic honors at their chosen colleges and universities. They include:
Bluffton University: Cody McPherson, of Northwood.
Bowling Green State University: Bridget Fritsch, of Clay Center; Amy Ackerman, Rachel Ackerman, Kent Berger, Robert Chambers, Brooks Clayton, Christie Collins, Carolyn DeStazio, Austin Dickinson and Robert Mominee, of Curtice; Robert Avers, Sarah Henderly, Kyle Rosenberger, of Elmore; Robert
Bergman, Kyle Rosenberger, of Elmore; Robert Bergman, Angela Burdge; Brooks Clayton, Jason Grau, Stephanie Keaton, Christopher Marcum, Kaitlyn McDougle, Leanna Pickerel, Amanda Steinbrunner, Dainel Winters, Daniel Winters and Jacob Worley, of Genoa; Sarah Carver, Kyle Fegley, Kaemming, Ian Willinger and Kristi Wisehart, of Gibsonburg; Joshua Brinkman, Kaycee Buhrow and Jill Distel, of Graytown; Ashley Lumm, Sherri Shively, of Helena; Quinn Haslinger, of Lindsey; Andrew Bowlus, Chad Burris, Cynthia Lutes, Cory Neill, Damien Neill, Leigh Opfer, Craig Rutherford, Caitlin Welch, of Luckey; Nathan Boss, of Martin; Becky Bennett, James Fintel, Molly Gallagher, Amanda Harpel, Carly Rodebush, Amanda Steinbrunner and Carollann Whitcomb, of Millbury; Joyce Avery, Samantha Boss, Laura DeMaison, Kevin Favro, Sarah Garner, Christopher Greggila, Kaycee Hallett, Courtney Hollister, Ashlee Jenkins, Allison Macko, Amy Wisler and Amanda Young, of Oak Harbor; Jaime Barnes, Jessica Bohn, Rebecca Brinker, Samantha Cole, Jennifer Coon, Isha Corbin, Dani Donaldson, Tyler Firsdon, Emily Fries, Stefany Jacoby, Karly Loomis, Jessica Molina, Kyle O’Brien, Ryan Paradowsi, Justin Rodriguez, Erica Rudd, Laura Samson, Adam Wilburn and Kasey Wright, of Pemberville; Chris Boose, of Stony Ridge; Caitlin Bainter, Heidi Bollin, Thomas Duris, Steven Hoyt, Lindsey Lewis and Joshua Newman, of Walbridge; Laura Hoesman, Erica Jacobs, Shane Little, Nicholas Rife, Amy Tuendorf and Kayla Utendorf, of Woodville; Susan Begel, Jill Jaksetic, Jessalyn Mowery, of Toledo; Ashley Carr, Jordan Feltz, Jenna Guy, Douglas Haryu, Jenna Kyle, Janelle Lange, Patrick Martin, Rex Maze, Nina Mlynek, Holly Myers, Andrea Scharer, Eric Schuett, Lisa Tomsic, Alyssa Velez, Elizabeth Wineland, of Oregon; Alexandria Cantrell, Emily McWatters, Jennifer Moore, Brittany Pachecco, Danielle Zeiler, of Northwood.
University of Dayton: Allison Swan, of Curtice; Amy Konieczny, of Millbury; Heather Gresh, of Oak Harbor;
University of Northwestern Ohio: Nick Maher, of Lindsey. Spring Arbor University: Jason Robinson, of Millbury.
Davis College: Jonathan Lutzman, a graduate of Gibsonburg High School.
Ohio State University: Sara Pratt, of Clay Center; Michael Walters, of Curtice; Melissa Arndt, Megan Damschroder, Ian Huffman and Carrie Netcher, of Elmore; Danielle Peterson, of Genoa; Bryan Buhro, of Graytown; Lesli Mensing and Sarah Mominee, of Martin; Chelsea Bennice, Cherian Drouillard, Angela Rospert and Russell Stoner, of Oak Harbor; Justin Berger, Anna Dishong, Jessica Shammo, of Gibsonburg; Uwe Eickert, of Helena; Andrea Keller, Wendy Vanderburg, of Woodville; Ashley Graber, of Bradner; Suzanna Budke, Angela Pickerel, Amanda Samson, of Pemberville; Jason Holleran, of Walbridge; Ashley Broshious, Melissa Dombrowski, Kelly Gallagher, Jay Thomas, Adam Ladd, Ronald Robeson, Kenneth Verdell, Drew Wood, Kristi Coe and Adam Ladd, of Oregon; Amy Jardy, Albert Lau, of Northwood;
Owens Community College: Kathy Bays, Chassity Cain, Jerald Lenning, Meaghan Schultz, Lynn Steiffert and Benjamin Wonnell, of Curtice. Brett Golightley, Beth Getz and Kimberly Stockmaster, of Elmore; Jacalyne Adkins, Melinda Boehler, Darlene Gallaher, Laura Gerkensmeyer, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Allyssa Haas, Marvin Hunt, Megan Spurgeon, Bradley Beach, Jessica Despones, Edward Hatzidakis, Dennis Layman and Holly Smith, of Genoa; Natalie Renken, Cyndi Smith, Anthony Stevenson, Robin Bolen, Alexi Carnicom, Jennifer Ickes, Thomas McLennan and Casey Miller, of Gibsonburg; Paula Fouke, Sandra Mellott and Christine Vail, of Graytown; Kelly Navarre, Heather Roderick, of Haskins; Andrew Haas, Dan Leady, Katie Pacewicz, Myranda Steele and Kandace York, of Luckey; Deanna Buckley, Anna Counterman, of Martin; Kayleigh Brock, Josette Snyder, Eric Zakrzewski, Nicholas Lake, Margaret Mahas, Samuel Perras, Stephanie Sadowski and Chad Thomas, of Millbury; Mary Brewer, Brenda Brown, Brandy Goetz, Melissa Kitzler and Chris Millinger, of Oak Harbor; Brian Berry, Katie Daleska, Teresa Gentry, Scott Appelhans, Meaghan Blankenship and Heather Harmon, of Pemberville; Brittany Snyder and Christopher Boose, of Stony Ridge;
Colvin Cortney and Justin Webb, of Walbridge; Shelli Drossel, Joseph Shaw, Thomas Hoot and James Kruse, of Woodville; Todd Cromer, Philip Douglas, Gabriel Gibbs, Erin Young, William Leslie, Angela Loving, Trevor Montgomery, Michelle Schneider, Monica Vendt and Vanessa Young, of Northwood;
Danielle Carroll, Brian Cornell, Chad Emch, Marcos Estrada, Joseph Harsanje, Carey Likens, Kyle Northrop, Jennifer Nowacki, Christopher Olang, Jesse Ras, Virginia Trace, Cynthia Waite, Matthew Winckowski, Yanile Allred, Jamie Blachowski, Dawn Clark-Stricklen, Coreen Haynes, Karen Hollo, David Jackson, Teresa Kochanski, Steven Kusian, Russell Marriott, Carolyn Morrissey, Stefanie Schiffler, Angie Sheets and Jeffrey Thayer, of Oregon; Michael Alaniz, Kristine Bohland, Melisa Carr, Danial Derr, Tracy Drill, Stephanie Heckel, Rochelle Huffman, Kyle Kachmarik, Allen Nemecek, Marin Okonski, Eric Snyder, Melissa Stock, Rudy Vasquez, Tiffany Wolfe, Matthew Bohland, Pamela Brenkman, Jennifer Clinker, Stephanie Counterman, Camella Cramer, Jennifer Delaney, Christy Fellinger, Jennifer Fellinger, Jennifer Gocsik, Cheryl Heintschel, Angela Layman, Debra Morales, Candy Pelfrey and Clarissa Voorhees, of Toledo.
Owens Community College students and a faculty member were recently honored for their academic excellence, earning membership in the Psi Beta National Honor Society.
The Psi Beta Honor Society was established in 1981 as a national honor society for psychology within community and junior colleges. Selection criteria for students receiving the honor is based upon achieving a class ranking in the top 35 percent or an overall 3.3 grade point average, earning a minimum “B” average in psychology and completing at least two semesters of psychology coursework. Additionally, recipients must demonstrate a genuine interest in psychology and exhibit high standards of personal integrity.
Inductees include Monica Gottfried, of Luckey; William Hooser, of Genoa; and Juanita Payne, of Walbridge; Janet Ackerman, Holly Clark and Wendy Erdmann, of Oregon; and Camella Cramer and Tyler Trease, of Toledo.
Julie Weyandt, of Oak Harbor, earned a master of arts degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. The seminary, a division of Ashland University, is the largest seminary in Ohio and the 12th largest seminary in the United States and Canada.
Buckeye Boys State
Northwood High School seniors Spencer Guerrero and Kyle Simon were chosen as delegates for Buckeye Boys State, which was held in June. They were sponsored by Christ Dunberger Legion Post in Oregon.
Matt Swaim and Paul Zalar represented Clay High School at Buckeye Boys State.
Buckeye Girls State
Heather Klatt and Britney Stribrny represented Clay High School at Buckeye Girls State. Klatt was delegated on the board of elections and city council and Stribrny was delegated on the state school board.
Rachel Pioch, of Northwood, has enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio Northern University for the 2008-09 school year. She will be a freshman majoring in biology.
The board of trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation recently awarded $18,850 in college scholarships from two Belmont Country Club Scholarship Funds. Individual scholarships ranged from $500 to $2,500.
Recipients included Ronald St. John, of Northwood (Owens Community College); Lindsey Faley (Owens Community College), Megan Konoff (Owens Community College); Rachel Konoff (Owens Community College) and Tricia Rodriguez (Heidelberg College), all of Toledo.
The foundation also awarded scholarships from the Toledo Board of Realtors Scholarship Fund. Awardees included James Baker (University of Toledo) and Joylette Daniels (Ursuline College), of Toledo; and Sarah English (Ohio State University), of Oregon.