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July 22, 2012
Salem News

Bartholomew accepted into program

TOLEDO - Adam Bartholomew, a 2010 Lisbon David Anderson valedictorian, has been accepted into the Professional Division of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy.

Bartholomew was a dean's list student during both years of pre-pharmacy.

As a member of Kappa Psi, the world's oldest and largest professional pharmaceutical fraternity, he will pursue his doctor of pharmacy degree with the class of 2016.

Drake earns dean's list at John Carroll Univ.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - Sarah Drake, daughter of Tracy and Pamela Drake, Salem, was named to the dean's list at John Carroll University for the 2012 spring semester. She is a is 2011 graduate of Salem High School.

Area students graduate from Miami Univ.

OXFORD - Miami University awarded 3,219 degrees to students during spring commencement exercises on May 5 at Yager Stadium.

Graduates include:

East Liverpool: Joshua Allan Kiger, bachelor's of arts degree.

Hanoverton: Corey Alexander McDonald, bachelor's of science degree, honors in Physics University Honors w/Distinction; magna cum laude.

Minerva: Spencer Lawrence Mapes, bachelor's of arts degree; Mallory Walker Evans, bachelor's of arts degree, cum laude.

Salem: Lauren Ann Stone, A.B. international studies degree.

Davis named to dean's list at Tiffin?Univ.

TIFFIN -Erika Davis of Minerva was named to the 2012 spring semester dean's list at Tiffin University.

Williams earns dean's list at Waynesburg

WAYNESBURG, Pa. - Ryan M. Williams of Columbiana has been named to the dean's list at Waynesburg University for the spring term 2012. He is pursuing a bachelor's of science degree in exercise science ( wellness/physiology). He graduated from Columbiana High School.

Southern students attend Scrappers game

SALINEVILLE - Southern Local Elementary students and their families were treated to a free trip on June 25 to a Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball game.

The trip, arranged by K105, was a reward for being the school that raised the most money during K105's Quest for a Million Pennies in March. During the quest, students and staff at Southern Local raised approximately $2,500 to donate to the patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

As part of their every Monday matters promotion, the Scrappers recognized the students for their donation during pregame ceremonies. Among those attending were Hannah Logston, Hillary Logston, Zach Logston, Samantha Vest, Aiden Spahlinger, Tyler Rawlings, Aiden Brothers, Faith Donaldson, Kennedy Lewis, Zoey Almy, Grace Brothers; second row, Aaron Blatch, Peyton Davidson, Samantha Michael, Mark Soukup, Quinton Gfeller, Conner Lewis, Nate Webster and Kimmi Blatch.

Bowker named to St. Bonaventure dean's list

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - Chelsea Bowker, a student from New Waterford, has been named to the spring 2012 dean's list at St. Bonaventure University. Bowker is majoring in elementary education/special education.

Smith achieves dean's list at Saint Mary's

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame named Rebecca Smith to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester.

She is the daughter of Victoria Smith of Rogers.

To earn academic honors at Saint Mary's, a student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.

Skiba named to dean's list at Wooster

WOOSTER - Brooke Skiba of Salem, a graduate of Salem High School, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the College of Wooster.

Skiba, a sophomore English major, achieved a grade point average of 3.65 or above.

McCulloch earns Layfayette College degree

EASTON, Pa. - John Michael McCulloch of Salem graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. He earned a bachelor's of arts degree in international affairs.

Lafayette's 177th commencement was held on May 19. Award-winning television and film director, writer, producer, and actor Garry Marshall gave the commencement address to an audience of family and friends gathered under sunny skies on the Quad.

Area residents earn Toledo president's list

TOLEDO - Two local residents were among more than 700 students from the University of Toledo who made the spring 2012 president's list for their outstanding academic accomplishments:

Columbiana: Weslie Detwiler, a English major.

Salem: Hanna Wutrick, a psychology major.

Liebendorfer graduates with honors

ATHENS -Adam Liebendorfer, a 2008 graduate of East Palestine High School, received his bachelor's in journalism magna cum laude during the June 9 commencement exercises at Ohio University in Athens.

He minored in Spanish and also received a Latin American Certificate. He received a Fulbright Scholarship and was one of the first ever Ohio University students to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. The Fulbright will cover his tuition and living expenses and provide him with a stipend to spend on an international reporting project.

After graduation, he started a 10-week summer internship at the Indianapolis Star newspaper, in Indianapolis, Ind. Upon completing his summer internship, he will pursue his masters in international journalism at the University College Falmouth in Great Britain.

Last spring, Liebendorfer was awarded the Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Internship and the Bob Considine Memorial Internship to study in Bogota, Columbia. He spent the summer shadowing and co-writing pieces with the Washington Post and NPR reporter Juan Forero. His bylines and taglines appeared alongside Forero in international news outlets and he had one article published in the Washington Post.

In his junior year, he was one of six undergraduates chosen to participate for a semester in the Washington session of the Scripp Howard Foundation's Washington news bureau. He was assigned to cover breaking news stories, and scheduled news events and had several articles published. Foundation news stories appear in major daily newspapers across the United States, in Scripp Howard newspapers as well as non-Scripp newspapers.

In high school, he was the editor of its newspaper along with being the photographer for the newspaper and yearbook. He participated in cross country, track, drama and Academic Challenge. He was active at the Centenary United Methodist Church and Boy Scouts Troop 45, where he obtained his Eagle Scout rank.

Liebendorfer is the son of Julie Liebendorfer and Kent Liebendorfer of East Palestine, and the brother of Bret Liebendorfer of Solon.

Southern Local grads earn scholarships

SALINEVILLE - The Salineville/Southern Alumni Community Scholarship Foundation awarded 15 scholarships, totaling $12,750 to Southern Local seniors, at the annual Salineville/Southern Local alumni banquet. The SSAC Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1987. Since its inception, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded 257 scholarships, totaling $211,850.

Heather Sell received the $500 Dagmar Wargo Memorial Scholarship, donated by David M. Wargo. She plans to attend Pittsburgh Technical Institute to study medical assisting.

Matthew Chase received the $500 Vern Graubner Memorial Scholarship, donated by Sue Graubner. He has been accepted into the University of Akron's Honors Program where he plans to study chemical engineering.

Jennah Phillis received the $500 Mike Jones Honorary Scholarship, donated by his children:Tom, Brad, and Shelia. She plans to attend Kent State University to pursue a degree in human services and become a social worker.

Dexter Witherow received the $500 Terry Kamfer Memorial Scholarship, donated by Christine Kamfer. He plans to attend Kent State University to study communications.

Tori Stroup received the Eugene Gearin Memorial Scholarship of $500 and a SSAC Scholarship of $250 for a total of $750. She plans to attend college to pursue a degree in accounting.

Chelsea Berkheimer received the $500 Ruth Ann Beadnell Drugan Honorary Scholarship donated by Kanute and Cheryl Drugan and $250 from the Henry R. Salter, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, for a total of $750. She plans to attend Kent State University to become a physical therapist assistant.

Marcus Mick received the James E. Drugan Memorial Scholarship of $500, donated by Kanute and Cheryl Drugan, and $250 from the Henry R. Salter Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, for a total of $750. He plans to pursue a degree in criminal justice at Kent State University.

Mikaela Bentley received $500 from the Lloyd W. Bentley Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, and $250 from the Marjorie Roberts' Family Memorial Scholarship, donated by Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts and Susan Roberts-Jansen for a total of $750. She plans to study psychology at Kent State University.

Annamaria Pastore received $750 from the Marjorie Roberts' Family Memorial Scholarship, donated by James and Patricia Roberts and Susan Roberts-Jansen. She is planning to attend the University of Akron and study biology and education.

Josh Knox received the $500 Duane Marhefka Memorial Scholarship, donated by Bruce and Ruth Marhefka, and $250 from the William Robert Hays Memorial Scholarship Fund for a total of $750. He plans to attend Walsh University and study Business Management.

Madilyn Dowling received the Huntington Bank Scholarship of $750. She plans to attend Kent State University to pursue a degree in education.

Nicole Talbott received the Hazel Baker Memorial Scholarship of $500, donated by Jack and Paulette Kerr Baker, and the $500 Judge J. Warren Bettis Memorial Scholarship, donated by SSAC Scholarship Foundation for a total of $1,000. She plans to attend Kent State University's Honors College to study sociology.

Katie McKenzie received the Marjorie Roberts Memorial Scholarship of $500, donated by Wanda Navoyosky, and a $500 Marjorie Roberts Memorial Scholarship, donated by David and Connie Beadnell, for a total of $1,000. She plans to attend the Youngstown State University to study professional writing and editing.

Kyle Exline, the Class Salutatorian, received the James R. Pastore Honorary Scholarship of $1,000, donated by his son, Jim Pastore, and the George Bach Sr. Honorary Scholarship of $500, donated by the George Bach Sr. Family, for a total of $1,500. He plans to attend Geneva College and study secondary English education.

Caroline Hill, class valedictorian, received the $1,000 Doris Leek Adams Memorial Scholarship donated by Marty Adams, and the Frank and Agnes Mundy Memorial Scholarship of $1,000, donated by Ray and Sandy Mundy, for a total of $2,000. She plans to attend the University of Akron and major in psychology.

Area Malone students studying abroad

CANTON - Malone University students and faculty are spending summer abroad in service to others through a variety of service learning trips.

This year, approximately 80 Malone University faculty, staff, students, and in some cases alumni have participated or are participating in such trips.

Craig Knisley of Alliance, a sophomore exercise science-exercise physiology major participated in the trip to Dominican Republic.

Mamie Mills of Columbiana, a junior communication arts-public relations major participated in the trip to Costa Rica.

Karesia Sisco of Salem, a sophomore intervention specialist education major participated in the trip to Ecuador.



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