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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 11:44 am

Paul, Aranda receive KNEA scholarships

Two area students have received schlolarships from the Kansas National Education Association. The scholarships, granted annually by the KNEA, assist promising future educators to complete their training at accredited Kansas colleges.

KNEA Vice President Mark Farr said, “Our scholarship recipients will soon be great classroom teachers and education leaders, and KNEA is proud to be able to work with them as part of strengthening the teaching profession.”

Kady Paul, a student at Emporia State University, has been awarded the Bruce and Diana Goeden Scholarship. Paul is from Osage City and is an elementary education student at Emporia State University with an endorsement in math. She has been active in the Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

The KNEA Bruce and Diana Goeden Scholarship was established in November 2010. It is a $1000 award designated for a KNEA student member for use during the semester of his/her student teaching.

Ruby Aranda, a student at Wichita State University, has been awarded the C.O. Wright Scholarship. Aranda is from Emporia and is an elementary education student at Wichita State. She has worked as a para-professional and Family Literacy Instructor at Colvin Elementary in Wichita. She has been active in AmeriCorps National Service.

The C.O. Wright Scholarship was established in August 1982 to commemorate the work of this very influential Kansas leader for Kansas State Teachers Association. It is a $250 award.

Davis receives state 4-H award

Thirty-two hard working 4-H members have been named 2013 State 4-H Project winners by the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program, including Sam Davis of Madison, who has been recognized for his meat goats.

“The 2013 state 4-H project winners feature the Kansas 4-H Program Youth Development at its best,” said Barbara Stone, assistant director, K-State Research and Extension, and state leader, Kansas 4-H. “The young people who earn the distinction of state project winner have achieved this by setting goals, working towards accomplishments and mastering skills of leading and serving their communities.”

The awards will be presented at the 4-H Emerald Circle Banquet, in Manhattan on May 30. Each of the state award recipients earn a commemorative project medallion and an invitation to National 4-H Congress, which will be held in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 29 - Dec. 3. Winners also receive a $400 travel scholarship from the Kansas 4-H Foundation toward expenses in attending congress.

Wheeler matriculates

Erika Wheeler, daughter of Kenneth and Leigh Wheeler of Shawnee and granddaughter of Ralph and Evora Wheeler and Barbara Stevenson, all of Emporia, will graduate summa cum laude from Kansas State University this month with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, a minor in French and a certificate in international business.

Wheeler received the Henry J. Putnam Scholarship and made the Dean’s List all four years of study. She studied abroad through the Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis in Paderno del Grappa, Veneto, Italy; was elected vice-president of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary organization for accounting, finance and information majors; was a member of Pi Delta Phi, the French National Honor Society; and is an inductee of Phi Beta Kappa, and honor society for arts and science students.

HHS Class of 1973

The Hartford High School Class of 1973 will hold their 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, May 25 during the Alumni Banquet. Calling of classes begin at 5:30 p.m. in the new gym of Hartford High School.

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