Morenci students receive academic awards 5.7

Written by David Green.

Morenci Area High School Students of the Year were announced last week at the annual National Honor Society Awards Night.

Student of the Year honors went to senior Josiah Fallot, son of Peter and Diana Fallot; junior Jade Pfund, daughter of Gary and Judy Pfund; sophomore Denae Merillat, daughter of Chris and Molly Merillat and freshman Hayli Cox, daughter of Martin and Tanya Cox.

This year’s National Honor Society inductees were Larissa Allen, Adam Barnett, Kathleen Barron, Chas Frey, Kaitlin Gallup, Nathan Grieder, Emily Kutzley, Chanler McCaskey, Denae Merillat and Rachael Rutkowksi.

The American Legion Awards were presented to seniors Kelby Allen and Keri Frost for courage, honor, leadership, service and patriotism.

Academic letters were presented to sophomore, junior and senior students who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Third year: Kelby Allen, Chelsea Arquette, Jacob Bovee, Josiah Fallot, Keri Frost, JoLynn Hendershot, Katherine Hollstein, Dillon Kunkle, Brandi Mills, Adam Ries and Justin Swett.

Second year: Adam Barnett, Megan Cox, Justin Drummond, Thomas McVay II, Nicholas Merillat, Jeffery Nofziger, Jade Pfund and Roxanne Shankster.

First year: Brooke Barrett, Nicholas Erbskorn, Kaitlin Gallup, Katelyn Joughin, Courtney Kruger, Emily Kutzley, Denae Merillat and Leslie Montijo...

 

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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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