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Ayers earns scholarship from Burger King Scholars program

LEETONIA — Mickalia Ayers received a scholarship for $1,000 from the Burger King McLamore Scholars Program.

She is the daughter of Brenda Nelder and Wayne Ayers, both of Leetonia. Over 50,000 students applied from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Area students graduate from Ashland University

ASHLAND — The following area students completed their Ashland University degree requirements and graduated on May 5 during commencement ceremonies.

Alliance: Jeffrey Burchett, bachelor’s of science in business administration degree, majoring in marketing. He is the son of Jeffrey and Karen Burchett of Alliance and a 2014 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

Hanoverton: Harrison Hoppel, bachelor’s of science in business administration degree, majoring in business management and entrepreneurship. He is the son of Todd and Beth Hoppel of Hanoverton and a 2014 graduate of Minerva High School.

Frederick participating in cross-cultural experience

BLUFFTON — Brianne Frederick of Leetonia is participating in a Bluffton University cross-cultural experience in Colombia during May.

Frederick, along with other Bluffton students, are learning about peace building in a post-conflict society and become acquainted with the practices of the Colombian churches and faith-based organizations.

Frederick, daughter of Sherri Frederick, is a sophomore majoring in early childhood education and intervention specialist. She is a 2014 graduate of Leetonia High School.

This experience will fulfill Bluffton’s undergraduate cross-cultural requirement that must be completed before graduation. Students can either complete a cross-cultural experience or take six credit hours in one foreign language.

Witmer earns dean’s list at Belmont University

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Adam Witmer of Salem qualified for the spring 2018 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Baker participates in John Carroll immersion program

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — Gianna Baker of Salem was among a group of John Carroll University students who spent spring break in Immokalee, Fla., this year as part of immersion experiences sponsored by the Department of Campus Ministry.

Students travel to domestic and international locations where they are exposed to issues of poverty and injustice while experiencing unique cultures and environments.

The John Carroll University student group held discussions with advocates for migrant farm workers’ rights and volunteered with the Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers.

The group also had opportunities to engage in local cultural activities, including attending Catholic Mass in either Haitian or Spanish communities to learn about the many cultural groups that comprise Immokalee.

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