Fayette grads announce future plans 6.3.09

Written by David Green.

Diplomas were awarded to 28 members of the Fayette Class of 2009 at Commencement services Sunday.

More than $230,000 in scholarships was awarded to the new graduates. Following are college choices and scholarships awarded.

Sullivan University:

Joseph Alvarez

Melinda Wyse

University of Toledo:

Trisha Bates—Jack R. Gleason Memorial Scholarship, Rocket Scholar Award, Fayette Area Foundation Scholarship.

Cody Brown

Dakota Shay—Rocket Scholar Award.

Danielle Wyse—Fayette Area Foundation Scholarship, Rocket Scholar Award.

Defiance College:

Mary Kate Borer—Defiance College Scholarship.

Ohio University:

Caleb Brinegar—Ohio University ROTC Scholarship.

Ohio State University:

Shelby Franks—GFTA Scholarship, Shane Kunkle Memorial Scholarship.

Austin Hylander—GFTA Scholarship, Fayette Athletic Boosters Scholarship.

Hannah Schrock—Fayette Athletic Boosters Scholarship, Franklin B. Walter Scholarship, the Ohio State University Scholarship.

Brittany Seiler—Lions Club Scholarship, William K. Humbert Scholarship, the Ohio State University Scholarship.

Kalley Martin (ATI 1)

Parker Stockburger (AT1)

Columbus College of Art and Design

Alexandria Goeltzenleuchter—Columbus College of Art and Design Scholarship.

Northwest State Community College:

Jessica Goodson

Benjamin Kovar—Fayette Area Foundation Scholarship.

Ashley McNamara

Kent State University:

Logan Keefer—Kent State University Scholarship.

Owens Community College:

Eliott Richardson

Chelsea Mynhier

Shenae Nuoffer

Mercy College:

Mara Raker—Lions Club Scholarship, Mercy College Scholarship.

Graduates who plan to attend college but have not decided where are Miranda Bible, Jennifer Moore and Rebbecca Stites.

Other graduates are Benjamin Arreguin and Coty Griffiths.

  • Front.poles
    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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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
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    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
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    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.

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