Learning briefs 11/19/02

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Local student artists display their works

In conjunction with American Education Week, Nov. 18 to 23, local schools have displayed artwork at various community buildings this week.

Artwork from Blanchard and Franklin elementary schools will be displayed at City Hall; Central High School students' artwork will be at the Convention and Visitors Center; Central Middle School at the Cape Girardeau Public Library; and Jefferson and Clippard elementary schools at the Chamber of Commerce.

Illers to perform in Paris and Chantilly, France

Ashley Illers of Jackson was recently chosen by the Universal Dance Association to perform in the Varsity Spirit Parade in Paris, France.

On New Year's Eve, she will perform in the Grande Parade de Chantilly in Chantilly, France. On New Year's Day, she will perform in the Grande Parade de Disney at EuroDisney in Paris.

Illers attained this honor through a UDA audition while attending a dance camp at Southeast Missouri University in July 2002.

Illers is a student at Jackson High School and is the daughter of Mack and Doris Illers of Jackson. She plans to attend Webster University next year and major in dance.

Area students receive scholarships to SEMO

Courtney Wesbecher and Amanda M. Dunn of Marble Hill, Mo., Trina N. Lang, Jordan E. Hinkle and Meredith D. Detring of Jackson, and Jessica D. Sharp of Santa Cruz, Calif., were among area high school students to recently receive scholarships to Southeast Missouri State University for the 2003-2004 school year.

Detring received the president's scholarship. She is currently a senior at Jackson High School and is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Detring of Jackson. She plans to major in business administration.

Hinkle received the regents' scholarship. She is currently a senior at Jackson High School and is the daughter of Charles and Amy Hinkle of Jackson. She plans to major in pre-pharmacy.

Lang received the Missouri Leadership Award. She is a senior at Jackson High School and the daughter of Roger and Lisa Lang of Jackson. She plans to major in business.

Sharp, a former resident of Cape Girardeau, received the university scholarship. She is the daughter of Mary Sue Babb of Santa Cruz.

Dunn received the regents' scholarship. She is a senior at Leopold High School and is the daughter of Charles and Eva Dunn of Marble Hill. She is the granddaughter of August and Marjie Eftink of Marble Hill and Charles and Joyce Dunn of Jackson. She plans to major in secondary education.

Wesbecher received the regents' scholarship. She is a senior at Leopold High School and the daughter of Ronnie and Pam Wesbecher of Marble Hill. She plans to major in mathematics.

Wiseman earns spot on honor roll

Deidre Wiseman, daughter of Velma Wiseman of Cape Girardeau, was recently named to the first quarter honor roll at the Missouri School for the Deaf, Rice Junior High.

-- From staff reports

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