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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Area students earn degrees, make dean's lists 2013.02.06

Written by David Green.

The following local residents were among the more than 2,100 candidates to earn degrees from the University of Toledo during Fall 2012 commencement ceremonies.

Amber Makula, Lyons, Ohio, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting;

Brooke Smith, Lyons, Ohio, Master of Science in Accounting;

Thomas Barnes, Morenci, Master of Education in Career and Technical Education;

Mary Kolasinski, Lyons, Ohio, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies;

Traci Maginn, Fayette, Ohio, Master of Business Administration in Marketing.

The following local residents were among more than 800 students from the University of Toledo who were named to the President's List for the Fall 2012 semester. The President's List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester.

Eli McCord, Lyons, Ohio, criminal justice major;

Rebecca Rash, Fayette, pre-accounting major.

The following local residents were among the 3,000 students named to the dean’s list at University of Toledo for the Fall 2012 semester.

Jonathan Boesger, Fayette, adolescent and young adult education major;

Dylan McVay, Morenci, computer science and engineering technology major;

Jacob VanLoocke, Lyons, Ohio, electrical engineering major;

Panagiotis Bordovalos, Lyons, Ohio, geology major;

Mary Kolasinski, Lyons, Ohio,  interdisciplinary studies major;

Stephanie Sager, Fayette, interdisciplinary studies major;

Reid Vernier, Morenci, mechanical engineering technology;

Chelsea Howard, Morenci, nursing major;

Jacob Meek, Lyons, Ohio, nursing major;

Danielle Wyse, Fayette, paralegal studies major;

Hunter Colegrove, Fayette, pre-business major;

Kody Short, Fayette, pre-marketing major;

Kelsey O'Neil, Lyons, Ohio, recreational therapy major;

Layla Abraham, Lyons, Ohio, undecided major;

Bailey Boger, Lyons, Ohio, undecided major.

Huntington University

The following students were named to the dean’s list at Huntington University for the Fall 2012 semester:

Samuel Lockwood, Waldron, Mich., a senior economics and finance major;

Jennifer Doriot, Waldron, a senior elementary and special education major.

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