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June 23, 2013
Salem News

Kish graduates with

honors from Vanderbilt

SALEM - Salem native, Daniel Kish, graduated on May 10, magna cum laude, from the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

He received a bachelor's of engineering degree with a double major of chemical engineering and economics.

Kish was awarded the W. Dennis Threadgill Award for outstanding achievement in the chemical engineering undergraduate program and was a member of Tau Beta Pi Scholarship Fraternity.

During the fall semester 2011, he studied both majors at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary.

A 2009 graduate of Salem High School, Kish was a National Merit Scholar and received the Paul Harrawood Undergraduate Honors Scholarship from Vanderbilt University.

His activities included, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity, Habitat for Humanity Nashville, and Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break where he served as a site leader.

He completed internships with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt as an Undergraduate Researcher; SAIC, Huntsville, Ala., as a cost analysis intern; and Bush Consulting Group, Salem, Ohio, as a consultant. Kish has accepted a position with The Boston Consulting Group in Atlanta, Ga.

Daniel is the son of Paul and Brenda Kish of Salem.


Costa earns scholarship

awarded at C.E. Kelly

cherry hill, NJ - The annual Scholarships for Military Children Program has announced Nicholas Costa of Salem is a recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded at C. E. Kelly.

C. E. Kelly is one of over 250 commissaries operated worldwide by the Defense Commissary Agency.

His parents are Timothy Costa and Melissa Costa. Nicholas plans to attend Denison University.

His school and community activities include National Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Phi, American Red Cross blood drive, Interact and Academic Challenge.


Higgins receives degree from Ohio Northern U.

ADA - Caitlin R. Higgins, daughter of Michael and Robin Higgins of Hanoverton, recently graduated from the College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University.

She received a bachelor's of science degree in business administration in accounting.

On campus, Higgins was active in the Institute of Management Accountants, Beta Alpha Psi, the honor society which promotes the study and practice of accounting and finance, the women's club volleyball team, the undergraduate mock trial competition team, Colleges Against Cancer and the women's volleyball team.

Higgins is a graduate of United High School.


McKee graduates with

honors from ONU

ADA - Sean O. McKee, son of John McKee and Suzi Annabell, both of Salem, recently graduated cum laude from the College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University. He received a doctor of pharmacy.

On campus, McKee was active in the Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary, the Academy of Student Pharmacists, Habitat for Humanity, Mortar Board scholastic honorary, Northern Christian Fellowship, Fusion, the Greek Life Bible study group, the Northern Without Borders, Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. McKee graduated from Salem High School.


Sweeney graduates

with honors from YSU

LISBON - Aaron Sweeney, son of Dale and Christina Sweeney of Lisbon, graduated summa cum laude from Youngstown State University on May 18.

He received an honors degree and bachelor's of science degree in biology/pre-medicine and will be attending Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown for medical school this fall.


West Branch Middle

School students honored

BELOIT - West Branch Middle School held its awards assemblies on June 3, 4 and 5. Students in grades five through eight were recognized for: Academic Challenge, Power of the Pen, spelling bee, band, choir, outstanding attendance, perfect attendance, honor roll and school service.

Special honor awards presented include:

- Hahlen Math Award: Seth Phillips.

- Lion's Club Good Student Awards, Fifth Grade: Blayne Flickinger, Samantha Plocher; Sixth Grade: Griffin Lough, Elizabeth Ostadali; Seventh Grade: Conner Francis, Kelly Ginnetti; Eighth Grade: Josh Davidson, McCoy Yarian.

- Ruritan "Good" Student Awards (Fifth Grade): Jamyson Robb, Justin Good.

- Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Awards: Rob Lozier, Brenna Rito.

- L. Timothy DeStefano Outstanding Instrumentalist Award: Derek Reed.

- Chief Musician: Joe Mitchell.

- Outstanding Jazz Musician: Marshall Ney.

- Outstanding Eighth Grade Choral Students: Kailee Gibbons, Kaylen Sanor, T.J. Frederick, Marcus Hoopes.

- Outstanding Seventh Grade Choral Students: Peyton Zamarelli, Travis Kutler.

- Outstanding Sixth Grade Choral Students: Tessa Wells.

- Warrior Explosion "Spirit" Award: Ashley Weber, Zach Dean, Rob Lozier.

- Standing "O" vation Award: Michael Jones.

- Damascus Ruritan Award: Ashley Weber, Michael Minich.

- President's Award for Academic Excellence, Eighth Grade: Zoie Bailey, Amber Mondak, Carl Bates, Deanna Pagnucco, Colton Brown, Seth Phillips, Jordan Brown, Bailey Polinori, Maddie Buehler, Derek Reed, Alli Davidson, Hannah Reed, Josh Davidson, Brenna Rito, Amanda Dean, Kaylen Sanor, Madison Definbaugh, Mariah Saulsberry, T.J. DeShields, Erica Scarpitti, Kailee Gibbons, Ian Sharp, Emma Griffith, Grace Skolosh, Shae Haas, Jenna Smith, Alexis Hatton, Andrew Stainer, Michael Jones, Matthew Steer, Alex Kidd, Nick Tuttle, Alexis Ludwig, Calista Waters, Devyn Mazzei, Chelsea Woodburn, Kylie McLean, McCoy Yarian, Michael Minich, R. J. Yarwood, Joseph Mitchell, Angela Young.


Area students named to

dean's list at O. Christian

CIRCLEVILLE - Three local students were named to the dean's list at Ohio Christian University for the spring 2013 semester.

- Alliance: Tiffany Fey and Emily Grossman.

- Salem: Roanna Thawley.


Seguin earns dean's list at

Youngstown State Univ.

SALEM - Justin Seguin of Salem has been named to the dean's list at Youngstown State University for the spring 2013 semester. He is majoring in mechanical engineering at YSU.

To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or better and take a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit.


Local residents receive

degrees from Grove City

GROVE CITY, Pa. - The following local residents were among the 592 students who received degrees during commencement exercises on May 18 at Grove City College.

4East Liverpool: Brittany Barrett earned a bachelor's of science degree in accounting. She is a 2009 graduate of Beaver Local High School and the daughter of Robert and Debbie Barrett; Shawn Mercer earned a bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering degree in mechanical engineering. He is a 2009 graduate of Beaver Local High School and the son of Mark and Sheryl Mercer.

4Salem: Mellay Gardner earned a bachelor's of arts degree in communication studies. She is a 2009 graduate of Salem High School and the daughter of James and Diane Gardner.

Delivering this year's commencement address was Dr. John Sparks '66, retiring dean for the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters.


Area students among

those inducted by NTHS

CANFIELD -The National Technical Honor Society at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center inducted 47 juniors and seniors into the organization during a ceremony at the Career Center.

NTHS recognizes students for outstanding achievement in career and technical education.The society encourages higher academic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence and helps students find success in today's highly competitive workplace.

Area students inducted into NTHS are:

- Canfield: Nadine Berezny, Queen-Amina Chijide, Michael Dercoli, Joseph Fagnano.

- Sebring: Jaclyn Rinehart, Jaclyn Rinehart.

- South Range: Taylor Hoffman, Katie Taylor, Nancy Thomas, Dani Wix.

- Western Reserve: Nicole Barbone, Alexander Dahler, Gabrielle Doran, Samantha Griffiths.

- West Branch: Tristen Belt, Haley Hawkins, Alexandria Riggle.


Couchenour, Mitchell

recognized at Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. - Two area residents were named to the dean's list at Anderson University for the spring semester.

In order to be named to the dean's list, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester.

The students include Kristine Couchenour of Columbiana and Jesse Mitchell of Salem.


KSU Salem holds nursing

graduates ceremony

SALEM - Kent State University at Salem recently held its convocation and pinning ceremony for its 2013 nursing graduates. The ceremony was held at The Lake Club in Poland and helped recognize the students' hard work and dedication to the nursing profession.

Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, director of the nursing program at KSU Salem, recognized the 45 students earning bachelor's of science degrees in nursing this year.

They are: Stephanie Anderson, Ashley Crump, Brandi Fox, Lauren Frank, Sierra Frantz, Chantel Fusco, Danelle Golba, Milissa Hartman, Jessica Herron, Codi Karlen, Rachael Kennedy, Erica Kotheimer, Ronald Lordi, Kelsey Lyle, Pamela Mackos, Erica Newbauer, Rhiannon Nicholas, Rachael Sanor, Kara Savage, Yolande Simpson, Lindsey Smith, Paige Stryffeler, Samantha Thomas, Michelle Toth, Ashly Toussant, Emily Wallace, Ryan Weikart, Staccie Zilavy, Joann Blakeman, Nicole Chipps, Chelsea Cochran, Coriandra Deremer, Katherine Glover, Nicole Gumino, Jennifer Martin, Matthew Miller, Erin Murphy, Jennifer Karsti, Taylor Toothman, Krissa Trombetta, Emily Weber, Jennifer White, Lindsay Koontz, Brittany Steele and Megan Wyatt.


New student packets

available at West Branch

BELOIT - New student registration packets for the 2013-14 school year at West Branch Local Schools are now available in the high school front office for grades kindergarten to 12.

Completed new student registration packets will be accepted in the superintendent's office at the high school beginning Aug. 1 for all new students in grades one through 12. All new kindergarten students and new students participating in fall sports are asked to call 330-938-4467 to schedule an appointment for early registration. Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Required documents for registration include birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records, proof of residency and custody papers, if applicable. New students can only be registered by their custodial parent or guardian. All new student registrations must be completed by Aug. 29 to begin the school year. The first day of classes at West Branch Local Schools is Sept. 4.


Weaver achieves dean's

list at Wilmington Coll.

WILMINGTON - Melinda M. Weaver of Neon Road, Salineville, a senior at Wilmington College, was named to the dean's list for the 2013 spring semester.

To be eligible for the dean's list honor, a student must be enrolled full time and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.


Guterba, Mesmer named

to Hocking College list

NELSONVILLE - Hocking College has announced that Renee Guterba and Nicholas Mesmer, both of Leetonia, have been added to the dean's list for spring semester 2013.

Each student earned at least a 3.3 grade point average and completed 12 or more credit hours.


Salem MS students

recognized at assembly

SALEM - Salem Junior High Principal Sean Kirkland announced the following students were recognized for various achievements during the end-of-year assembly for the 2012-13 school year.

- Perfect attendance: Ethan Bailey, Michael Burkey, Jerod Carner, Katelin Chilton, Ricky Coffey, Angel Dong, Mia Filaccio, Blade Kemats, Rachel Kuttler, Nathan Little, Zachary Martin, Georgia McLachlan, Emma Minamyer, Emily Null, Calista Nuzzo, Ana Ocampo Rodriguez, Nathaniel Wilson, and Kate Yuhanick.

- Top 20: Rickey Coffey, 4.000; Sidney Cushman, 4.00; Olivia Dotson, 4.000; Katelyn Dustman, 4.000; Nathan Guest, 4.000; Zachary Martin, 4.000; Ashtyn Morris, 4.000; James "Lex" Murray, 4.000; Emily Null, 4.000; Samantha Wilson, 4.000; Blade Kemats, 3.972; Taylor Sienerth, 3.949; Gabrielle Workman, 3.949; Kole Zellers, 3.949; Garrett Dickey, 3.935; Bethany Dotson, 3.915; Emma Minamyer, 3.915; Brandon James 3.835; Collin Zimmerman, 3.835; and McKenzie Martin, 3.815.

- Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award: Cooper Bezeredi and Mary Double.

- Principal's Award: Ethan Bailey and Heather Harmony.

- Geography Bee: Erik Valiente.


Area students participate

in Malone symposium

CANTON - Although still primarily a teaching college, Malone University supports scholarly research projects being conducted by both undergraduate and graduate students.

At the end of spring semester, the University hosted the Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium, showcasing student scholarship across schools and departments. Excellent projects from such programs as zoo and wildlife biology, fine arts, nursing, history, business, chemistry, psychology, theology, and English were all part of this celebration of student achievement.

Local students participating in the symposium include:

- Alliance: Angie Nutial, a 2013 graduate with a major in nursing. Susan McDevitt, instructor of nursing; and Debra Lee, dean, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, served as faculty mentors for the project, titled "Perception of Relaxation."

- Columbiana: Treg Lunger of Columbiana, a senior with a major in exercise science. Cindy Ries, associate professor of language and literature, served as faculty mentor(s) for the project, titled "The History of African-American Art and Artists;" and Eric Barto, a sophomore with a major in exercise science. Maria Lam, professor of business administration, served as faculty mentor for the project, titled "Roller Coaster Marketing."

- East Liverpool: Lexi Hill, a senior with a major in biology-allied health. Cindy Ries, associate professor of language and literature served as faculty mentor for the project, titled "The History of African-American Art and Artists;" and Robert Buch, a senior with a major in biology. Nicholette Rogers, assistant professor of biology, and Jennifer Stanke, visiting assistant professor of biology, served as faculty mentors for the project, titled "Analysis of Fetal Bovine Serum's Effects on Sf9 Cell; Analysis of Apoptosis by UV Light in Sf9 Cells; and Morphological Effects on Sf9 Cells at Varied Temperatures."

- Minerva: Joe Conway, a 2013 graduate with a major in nursing. Judy Risko, assistant professor of nursing, and Susan McDevitt, instructor of nursing, served as faculty mentors for the project, titled "Health Behaviors of College Students."

- Salineville: Brittney Rife, a 2013 graduate with a major in nursing. Susan McDevitt, instructor of nursing; and Debra Lee, dean, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, served as faculty mentors for the project, titled "Perception of Infant and Toddler Development."


Persello receives master's

degree from YSU

SALEM - Angie Persello, a 2009 United Local graduate, recently graduated from Youngstown State University earning her master's degree in business administration.

During her time in the MBA program, Persello was able to study in London, England and throughout India. Currently she is teaching English in South Korea.

Prior to YSU, Persello graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 2011. She is the daughter of Dale and Ronda Persello of Salem.


Area students earn dean's list at U. of Mount Union

ALLIANCE - The following students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester at the University of Mount Union:

- Alliance: Julie Amabeli, Rachel Amabeli, Benjamin Brink, Russell Castellucci, Sarah Croley,Ronnie Edwards, Desiree Erchick, Preston Ewing, Julie Jakmides, Taylor Kring, Tanner Mathews, Elizabeth Milburn, Zachary Nelson, Bethany Porter, Andrew Reed, Dekota Toot, Aaron Wolfe.

- Beloit: Madeline McClellan.

- Columbiana: Aaron Bussard, Andria Lyons, Ciara Marshall, Ashley Shea.

- Damascus: Brinley Bauman.

- East Liverpool: Katey May, Presley Mays, Alexis Thrasher.

- East Rochester: Ciara Marshall, Emily McIntosh.

- Hammondsville: Dakotah Young.

- Hanoverton: Stephen Baker.

- Homeworth: Angela Altenhof, Cali Granger, Matthew Latham, Olivia Stoffer.

- Kensington: Jacob Ward.

- Lisbon: Nathan Grimm, Jason Ridgley.

- Leetonia: Jocelyne Riehl, Jessica Russell.

- Minerva: Allison Barnhart, Allison Bates, Zachary Bowman, Kristen Cappelli, Seth Goshorn, Alexis Gram, Jamie Laubacher, Darian Marrs, Kristen Morton, Elizabeth Wheeler.

- Salem: Victoria Altomare, Jonathon Karmazin, Andrew Morrow, Cody Raga, Tylor Rockwell, Rebekah Santarelli, Mackenzie Shivers, Morgan Shivers, Brett Stoll, Natalie White.

- Sebring: Haley Umbs, Ashley Woodburn.

- Wellsville: Alyson Saracco.


McKenzie named to

dean's list at York College

YORK, Pa. - Ashley MacKenzie of Salem, a senior English literary studies major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher.



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