n The following area students were named to the Michigan Tech, Houghton, spring semester Dean’s List: Nicklas Krommendyk, of Bellaire; Derryl Poynor, Rory Straubel, of Beulah; Duane Burfield, of Fife Lake; Brittany Erickson, Joseph Nugent, of Frankfort; Timothy Johnson, of Grawn; Joseph Johnson, Tyson Shink, Joshua Tabbert, of Interlochen; Kelli Guy, Alexander Miltenberger, of Kalkaska; Connor Stone, of Kewadin; Helen Karsten, of Kingsley; Amber Peabody, Patrick Spalding, of Thompsonville; Leala Baker, Charlie Breithaupt, Nathan Campbell, Hailey Cochrane, Derrick Diver, Meagan Eby, Jake Fiebing, Travis Foster, Earl Getchel, Alex Gill, Jeffery Hines, Sarah Hubbell, Darcy Jacobson, Patrick Koro, Jacob Kurtz, Leslie LaLonde, Josh Mazure, Joshua Olsen, Scott Ringwelski, Michael Roskelley, Matthew Schlueter, Eleanor Serocki, Robert Stark, Evan Tumey, Christian Vreeland, of Traverse City; Gunnar Brammer, Ian Cummings, Leslie Ditlow, Maria Frick, of Williamsburg.
n The Northwestern Michigan – Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship Committee (NW-MTAS) awarded three scholarships to local students who will be attending Michigan Tech for the first time this fall. The students are Brady Severt, son of Kevin Severt, of Traverse City, graduate of Traverse City West High School; Maximilian Casler, son of Jim and Teresa Casler, of Traverse City, graduate of Traverse City St. Francis High School; and John Gatewood, son of Jachi Castle, of Traverse City, graduate of Traverse City Central High School and current student of Northwestern Michigan College.
n Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce and TBA Credit Union announced the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award recipients. They are Becky Callery, GTACS SEAS Middle School Science and Math Teacher; Erick Chittle, GTACS St. Francis High School Principal; Deb Menchaca, TBAISD Career-Tech Center Math Teacher; Amy Muzzarelli, Elk Rapids High School Science Teacher; Cindy Pascoe, TCAPS Central High School Consumer Sciences Teacher; Kelly Rintala, TCAPS West High School Language Arts Teacher; Rod Taplin, GTACS St. Francis Social High School Studies Teacher; Lynne Tobin, Pathfinder School Music Teacher; Martha U’Ren, TCAPS West High School Administrative Assistant; and Heather Wares, TCAPS West Middle School Science Teacher. The 2014 Outstanding Educator Award recipients have made exemplary contributions to the academic success of students, educational collaboration and professional development.