n The Paul T. and Frances B. Johnson Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2014/2015 academic year. Applicants must have been residents of Benzie, Leelanau or Grand Traverse counties for at least three out of four of their high school years (grades 9-12). There is no guarantee applicants will receive awards and the foundation may award both scholarships and honorarias. The application deadline is May 1, must be submitted on the 2014/2015 form and are available from your local high school counselors office or by contacting the foundation at 787 Michigan Ave., PO Box 203, Benzonia, MI 49616-0203; by phone at (231) 882-4681 or fax at (231) 882-9235.
n Kory Shimek, of Ferndale, graduated cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2014. He is a Glen Lake High School, Maple City, graduate and the son of Keith and Kellie Shimek.
n The following area students graduated from Western Michigan University after the 2013 fall semester: Mary J. Rosser, of Cadillac; Sarah E. Fox, of Cedar; Ashley Nichole Johnson, of Central Lake; Magena Marie Reusch and Alyssa Jeanne Lewis, of Grayling; Benjamin Reeve Woody, of Honor; Joseph Michael Linke, of Manistee; Jesse Lynn Powell, of Manton; Sara Elizabeth Dennis-Parker, Casey Lynn Fuller, Jules Jordan Shellby, Taylor G. Hall, Rachel Alice Mazure, Abigail Elizabeth Boursaw, Elle Anne Bodnar, of Traverse City.
n The following area students were named to the Dean’s List at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, for the fall 2013 semester: Sean Coykendall, Morgan Ferens, of Beulah; Clayton Queen, of Cedar; Eliza Groll, of Central Lake; Lindsy Laway, Cassandra McCary, Cassidy Peebles-Marfuta, Christina Russell, Sawyer Russell, of Charlevoix; Jacob Cox, of Copemish; Alexis Duncan, Kevin LaVanway, Joshua McGeorge, Dustin Miller, Briana Sladick, Levi Warnos, of East Jordan; Olivia Addis, of Frankfort; Rozemary Howard, Gordon Hoyem, Megan Jenkins, Ethan Scott, of Gaylord; Alexis Dandy, Elizabeth Dandy, of Grayling; Gerrit Buist, of Interlochen; Alexis Elliott, of Kalkaska; Tori Young, of Kingsley; Claire Dodde, of Lake City; Grace Earl, Andrea Hunt, Alanna Toro, of Lake Leelanau; Sarah Nixon, Karyn VanderPloeg, of Mancelona; Casey Kelley, Nathan Leino-Jones, Cailon Modjeski, of Manistee; Shellbey Stieg, of Manton; Katelyn Pershinske, of Maple City; Alexis Farrell, of Mesick; Maxwell Arbury, Kelly Fischer, Samantha Warm, of Northport; Daniel Brown, Jaylee Brown, of Onekama; Katelyn Dzedzie, Jordan Jackson, Taylor Keiser, Dylan Spray, of Pellston; Grace Blankenhagen, Kaitlyn Bohnet, Shelbi Gooding, Rachel Gruler, Natalie Heise, Andrew Klein, Clare Lamberti, Lucas Murray, of Petoskey; Jonathan Barlow, Lauren Brennan, Ian Germaine, Alexander Hawke, Kaitlyn Helmka, Dane Kania, Emily Keene, Danielle Kulpa, Maxwell LaPekas, Mackenzie McKian, Claire Moore, Kayla Otto, Steffan Phillippo, Cameron Seeley, Whitney Strait, Peyton Teeple, Hannah Tolkacz-Burns, of Traverse City; Adri Bruening, Taylor Favour, Dylan Maddox, Alexis Small, of Williamsburg.
n Western Michigan University, Traverse City, will hold a Master of Arts in counselor education information session on March 13. The free session will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 215 at the NMC University Center, 2200 Dendrinos Drive, Traverse City. Contact Kim Stevens at 995-1846 with questions.