Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 25, 2013

Education Newsmakers: 05/25/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — The following area students were named on the Dean’s List at West Shore Community College for the 2012 fall semester: Brandon J. Babcock, Tara D. Miller and Jessica A. Putney, of Arcadia; Robert K. Myers, Alexander W. Ringel, Angela J. Schneider and Jaime A. Sierra-Nielsen, of Bear Lake; Hope J. Kosiba and Jeffrey D. Mezeske, of Brethren; Christopher T. Fink, Curtis J. McKenney and Tracie L. Stanley, of Kaleva; Christopher A. Billmeier, Sarah E. Bottrell, Brian J. Bowman, Jacob T. Bowman, Taylor E. Brown, Marcellus C. Conner, Celeste N. Cook, Ashley N. DeRooy, David M. Eddy, Brooke R. Etheridge, Kenneth L. Franckowiak, Allisson G. Girard, Bonnie K. Greene, Joanne L. Green, Alexander D. Hall, Alex C. Hogan, Jarred M. Janicki, Stacey M. Jans, Benjamin W. Johnson, Kye R. Kusibab, David J. Lijewski, Nicole D. McLaughlin, Dylan J. Mikula, Gina R. Nicholas, Candace J. Oleniczak, Daisy L. Peterson, Sara M. Saxman, Cassandra J. Serio, Zachary H. Smith, Linda J. Spratto, Joseph L. Strouse, Justin P. Tanner, Nicholas J. Tanner, Tyler J. Uhazie, Allen D. Wandrych, Peter J. Wittlief and David J. Wreschnig, of Manistee; Thomas L. Koon and Robert L. Machiela, of Onekama; Josh M. Morrison, of Wellston.

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TC East Middle School sixth grade student Matt Failor competed in the state-level National Geographic Bee competition in Kalamazoo in April. In early January Matt won a spot in the East Middle School Bee, where he earned a top ten place in the school.

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Central Michigan University recently announced that South Boardman native, Karleigh Cameron, was selected as a 2013 Goldwater Scholarship nominee. The undergraduate award is given to about 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide. Nominees are judged by their career objectives and potential to make a significant contribution to the fields.

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The Michigan branch of the American String Teacher’s Association (MASTA) hosted a Chamber Music Festival on the campus of Michigan State University. The day-long activities ranged from score study sessions to sight readings and ensemble coaching. TC Central High School’s String Quartet placed second at the festival. The TC Central High School String Quartet is comprised of four members, Ivan Suminski (11th grade violin), Leah Jurik (12th grade violin), Christina Karakos (12th grade viola) and Michael Payne (12th grade cellist). Ellis Begley (11th grade violin) was also involved as he learned Leah’s part in a week’s time just in case she couldn’t play due to a broken bone.

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Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy (LMPSA) announced recently that they sought and were awarded an Organizational Capacity Assessment and Planning Grant from Rotary Charities. Leelanau Montessori plans to utilize their Assessment and Planning grant to develop a long-term strategic plan that will strengthen its vision for the future.

Rotary Charities recognizes the vital role that nonprofit organizations perform in maintaining the area’s quality of life and supports a variety of efforts to ensure the sustainability of an efficient and effective nonprofit system.

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Trumpet player Elmer Churampi, 16, from Lima, Peru, student of Interlochen Arts Academy, appeared on an episode of From the Top, an NPR radio program featuring America’s best young classical musicians. Broadcast from Tucson, Ariz., the show aired nationally in March on Interlochen Public Radio.