Education Newsmakers: 07/30/2018

Left to right: TBA Credit Union Marketing Assistant Jasmine Birgy; students Stella Young, Sonja Stairs, LuAnne Dreves and Carson Reay; and teacher Karen Richard.

The following Alma College students were named to the winter 2018 dean’s list:

Luke Reed, of Benzonia; Joseph Tighe, of Brethren; Kennedy MacGirr, of Frankfort; Alexis Moyer, of Suttons Bay; Bailey Frank, of Kingsley; Brianna Barbeaux, of Traverse City; Blake Beyer, of Traverse City; Brianne Giddis, of Traverse City; Delin Kanitz, of Traverse City; Thorian Soffredine, of Traverse City; and Scott May, of Williamsburg.

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Evan Barnes, of Frankfort, was named to the spring 2018 chancellor's list at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Barnes earned a 4.0 GPA.

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Caleb Heimburger, of Traverse City, made the spring 2018 dean’s list at the University of Utah.

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The following students recently made the winter 2018 dean’s list at Northern Michigan University:

Emily Grzesiak, of Elk Rapids; Paige Cutler and Kaelyn Koenig, of Benzonia; Dillon Hankins, of Buckley; Kayla Bell and Brian Stasevich, of Eastport; Beth Veenstra, of Ellsworth; Charles Owsley, of Empire; Dirk Ruff, of Frankfort; Keefer Edwards, of Glen Arbor; Bowen Holmes, of Honor; Joshua Blasko, of Kingsley; Darryn Schulte, of Maple City; Ryan Shively, of Williamsburg; and Christopher Lodge, Isabella Mack, Emily O'Leary, Trevor Shanahan, Allison Sickle, Madalyn Weatherholt, Ellen Winkler, Theodore Andriese, Jackquelin Bristol, Heather Burns, Abby Fyfe, Monica Jones, Amy Kase, Rachel Marchany, Calvin Marois, Jordan Mattarella, Arabel McLachlan, Travis Peck, Noah Pickett, Noelle Sieloff, Maija Szarapski, Holly Tyler, James Vanderbosch, Justin Wiltse, Alexandra Workman and John Yezbak, of Traverse City.

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TBA Credit Union recently awarded Glen Lake High School teacher Karen Harmer Richard a $1,000 classroom grant for the Envirothon project. Students aim to purchase a solar panel for their school.

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Hatti Penrod, of Williamsburg, made the president’s list at Coastal Carolina University. Penrod earned a 4.0 GPA during the spring 2018 semester.

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Emily Rayne Vanek, of Interlochen, made the Iowa State University dean’s list for the spring semester. Vanek is a third-year studying community and regional planning.

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MacKenzie Ciganick, of Bellaire, was named to the Capital University dean’s list for the spring 2018 term.

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Rotary Club of Traverse City recently awarded scholarships to nine students. The awards funded their attendance at the annual Life Leadership Conference in June.

Jared Oosse and Tracy Looze, Traverse City West Senior High School; Xia Huyck, Jack Myers, Jackson Hall and Hayden McNamara, Traverse City Central High School; Savannah Stepke and Faith Minor, TBA Career-Tech Center; and Jacob Radtke, Kingsley High School.

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Brandon Deike, a Forest Area High School teacher, was named a quarterfinalist for the 2019 Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. Deike is one of 188 in the nation to qualify. Semifinalists will be announced in September.

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The following students recently made the spring 2018 dean’s list at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:

Joel Peter Sneed, of Leland; and Olivia Marie Schmitz, of Traverse City. Sneed is studying history, and Schmitz is majoring in English.

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