Fayette grads announce college plans 6.4

Written by David Green.

Diplomas were awarded to 23 members of the Gorham Fayette Class of 2008 at Commencement services Sunday.

More than $187,000 in scholarships was awarded to the new graduates. Following are college choices and scholarships awarded.

Baran Institute of Technology

Derek Apger—Baran Institute Scholarship, Auto Body State and Regional Competition Scholarships, Imagine Scholarship.

Northwest State Community College

Brittany Boggs—Dean’s scholarship.

Evan Hibbard

Carrilyn Johnson

Kaylie March

Johnathon Schwartz

Kyle Shay

Megan Stites

Tri-State University

Lucas Garrow—Dean’s Engineering Scholarship, Dean’s On-Campus Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Tri-State University Opportunity Scholarship, Award of Merit, Fayette Area Foundation Scholarship.

University of Toledo

Ashley Lewellen—University of Toledo Tower Blue Scholarship, First Generation Scholarship, William K. Humbert Memorial Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship.

Katherine Pfund—University of Toledo Tower Blue Scholarship, Jack R. Gleason Memorial Scholarship, Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Scholarship, Fayette Athletic Boosters Scholarship, State Farm Insurance Student Athlete Scholarship.

Katherine Schrock—University of Toledo Tower Gold Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship, NECA Cheer Scholarship.

Kurt Short—University of Toledo Tower Blue Scholarship, First Generation Scholarship, Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Scholarship, Honors Diploma scholarship.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Jennifer McCord—Music Scholarship, Fayette Area Foundation Scholarship, GFTA Scholarship.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Rachel Rash—Academic Awards Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarship, Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Scholarship, Honors Diploma Scholarship, Award of Merit, Fayette Area Foundation Scholarship.

Rosedale Bible College

Nathan Stoltzfus—Ohio Academic Scholarship, Franklin B. Walter Scholarship, GFTA Scholarship, Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Scholarship, State Farm Insurance Student Athlete Scholarship, Honors Diploma Scholarship, Award of Merit, Fayette Area Foundation Scholarship, Fayette Athletic Boosters Scholarship.

Other graduates are Ashley Farbrother, Dustin Hardee, Cody Martenies, Mark Merillat, Miguel Moreno, Jacqulynne Nowak and Jason Schwartz.


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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    LOOKING UP—More than 200 people showed up at Stair District Library Monday afternoon to view the big celestial event with free glasses provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. The library offered craft activities from noon to 1 p.m., refreshments including Cosmic Cake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a live viewing of the eclipse from NASA on a large screen. As the sky darkened slightly, more and more people moved outside to the sidewalk to take a look at the shrinking sun. If you missed it, hang on for the next total eclipse in 2024 as the path comes even closer to this area.
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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
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