Learning briefs 5/25

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Notre Dame student receives scholarship

Brandon Holzum, a student at Notre Dame Regional High School, is the recipient of the Kathy Schott Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is presented to a sophomore who is involved in school activities, had good attendance and discipline record and completes a one-page essay on lifetime goals. Holzum is the son of Jeff and Mary Holzum of Cape Girardeau.

Lowrance earns major of the year award

Jon Lowrance of Cape Girardeau recently received the major of the year award from the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at Southeast Missouri State University.

Leopold junior places first in essay contest

Rachel Crader, daughter of Penny and B.R. Trankle of Leopold, Mo., and Joe and Linda Crader of Oran, Mo., recently placed first in the Black River Electric Cooperative youth tour essay contest. Students from schools in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Dent, Iron, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, Shannon, St. Francois and Wayne counties were eligible. As the winner, Crader will attend a banquet in Jefferson City in June and will participate in a weeklong trip to Washington D.C. for a tour of the capitol and national monuments. Crader is a junior at Leopold High School.

Maguire gets Webster academic scholarship

Samuel A. Maguire of Cape Girardeau has been selected as a recipient of the Webster University academic scholarship for the 2004-2005 year.

Gerecke graduates from Truman State University

Julie Lynne Gerecke of Jackson recently received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi to continue her education. She is the daughter of Mike and Debbi Gerecke and a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. At Truman State, Gerecke was involved in Sigma Kappa sorority, Psi Chi, Franklin Street Singers and on the Greek Community Relations Board.

Kindergartners rewarded for exceptional reading

Kindergarten students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson were recently rewarded for reading more than 1,500 books in the Accelerated Reader program. The program requires that students read books and then take computer quizzes over the content. The kindergartners received a special lunch and dressed up like story-book characters as part of their celebration.

Cape Girardeau natives graduate from SMSU

Cape Girardeau residents who recently graduated with bachelor's degrees from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., were: Mark Barylski, cum laude; Jennifer Daume, summa cum laude; Patrick Depres; Michelle Lamar; Tia Meyer, magna cum laude; and Jennifer Schlosser.

Notre Dame grad receives scholarship to OSU

Emily Ivers, a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, has received a president's leadership council scholarship to Oklahoma State University this fall. The scholarship is based on leadership potential, academics and community service. Ivers is the daughter of Phil and Michele Ivers of Cape Girardeau. She plans to major in special education and has also received a legacy scholarship to OSU.

Whitaker awarded Goddard scholarship

The Chaffee Public School Foundation awarded the first Charles A. Goddard scholarship to Bret Whitaker during commencement exercises May 16. The scholarship was initiated by John Gehrs and Harvey Bailey, former students of Goddard. Whitaker also received the Mary Hopkins English Award. Whitaker, valedictorian of the graduating class of 2004, is the son of Steven and Karen Whitaker. He is enrolled in the University of Arkansas engineering program and is the recipient of the Bordering State scholarship.

Ruopp to attend June leadership conference

Alyssa Ruopp of Cape Girardeau will join 200 middle school students from throughout the United States at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in June. The conference focuses on leadership skills will be in Washington, D.C. Ruopp is a student at St. Mary Cathedral School. She is the daughter of Janet and Patrick Ruopp.

Local students receive SMSU scholarships

Southwest Missouri State University recently awarded scholarships to local students, including:

Kaylee Ramsey of Cape Girardeau, daughter of Tom and Deb Ramsey.

Jason Van Cleve of Cape Girardeau, son of John and Mary Van Cleve.

Lucas Montgomery of Jackson, son of Sherri Montgomery.

Glueck receives 4-year scholarship to SEMO

Adam Glueck, a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, has received a scholarship from BioKyowa to Southeast Missouri State University next fall. The scholarship is for four years. Glueck is the son of Franklin and Cindy Glueck of Kelso. In high school, he participated in baseball, basketball, FBLA and volunteer programs. He plans to major in speech pathology.

Central graduate earns Leon Farrell award

Jim Brickley, son of Jack and Sherri Mehner of Cape Girardeau, recently received the Leon "Shorty" Farrell award at the College of the Ozarks annual student awards convocation. Brickley is a 1995 graduate of Central High School.

Lantvit gets University Scholarship to SEMO

Samantha Lantvit of Thebes, Ill., has been awarded a University Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2004-2005 academic year. Lantvit is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She is the daughter of Janet and Joseph Plumley of Thebes.

Bowlin receives theater Ambassador Scholarship

Laura Bowlin, daughter of Dan and Donna Bowlin of Cape Girardeau, received the Theatre Ambassador Scholarship at Central Missouri State University at an April banquet. She is a broadcast-media major and a 2002 graduate of Central High School.

President's scholarships go to area students

Casey Dickerson of Millersville, Sarah Felter of Oak Ridge and Derek Reiminger of Chaffee, Mo., have been awarded President's scholarships to Southeast Missouri State University for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Dickerson also received a Missouri Leadership Award. She is a graduate of Jackson High School and is the daughter of George and Nina Dickerson of Millersville.

Felter is a 2004 graduate of the Missouri School of the Blind. She is the daughter of Charles and Pam Felter of Oak Ridge.

Reiminger is a graduate of Delta High School. He is the son of Mike and Nancy Reiminger of Chaffee.

Cape students receive Regents' scholarship

Randitha Samurdhi Jayaweera and Justin Moore, both of Cape Girardeau, have been awarded Regents' scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Jayaweera is originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is a graduate of Sri Lankan High School and the daughter of Henry and Chitra Jayaweera of Cape Girardeau.

Moore is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. He is the son of Joey and Wanda Moore of Cape Girardeau.

-- From staff reports

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