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By The Staff

Rotary foundation offers scholarships District 671 Rotary Foundation is offering seven $1,500 scholarships for the academic year 2008-09 for use at accredited Kentucky colleges and universities.  Awards will be made to high school seniors and present college students.  Applications can be obtained by contacting the South Oldham Rotary Vocational Services Director John Oliva at 241-2934 or joliva@bxlou.com. Applications must be received by the local club by Feb. 14. A sample of the application can be viewed at www.southoldhamrotary.org.

Local student named to Union dean’s list Kieler Henry of La Grange was one of 342 students named to Union University’s dean’s list for the fall semester.  The dean’s list includes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average on a four-point scale.

Oldham students earn degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University Eleven students from Oldham County were among the 1,750 people who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Dec. 15 at Indiana Wesleyan University. Graduating were Rodney Elzy of Pewee Valley with a associate of science in business, Rosemary Gentry of La Grange with a bachelor of science in nursing, Helen James of La Grange with a master of education, Marcella Johnson of Crestwood with a bachelor of science in business administration, Ward Kirtland of La Grange with a master of business administration in accounting, Sharon Lawson of La Grange with a associate of science in business, Lisa Phelps of La Grange with a bachelor of science in nursing, Joanne Strano-Smith of Pewee Valley with a master of business administration in health care management, Victoria Takach of Crestwood with a bachelor of science in nursing (online), April Walls of Crestwood with a master of education and Leslie Weibel of La Grange with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Students at Transylvania named to dean’s list Transylvania University seniors Sarah Harcourt and Allyson Tucker, junior Kelly Spratte-Lennington, sophomores David Akers and Allison Burger and freshman Sarah Conn have been named to the dean’s list for the fall term. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 GPA during the term.Harcourt, an elementary education and religion double major, is the daughter of John and Diane Harcourt of La Grange. Tucker, a sociology major, is the daughter of Cyrus and Marsha Tucker of Crestwood.Spratte-Lennington, a biology and psychology double major, is the daughter of Stephen and Kay Spratte-Lennington of Goshen. Akers, a mathematics and psychology double major, is the son of Carol Akers of Pewee Valley. Burger is the daughter of John and Susanna Burger of Goshen. Conn is the daughter of Karen Conn of La Grange.

Local student performs with Valpo handbell choirs Cortney Sourwine of Crestwood is performing as a member of the Valparaiso University Handbell Choirs of the Chapel of the Resurrection. The Valparaiso Handbell Choirs are student-directed. In addition to their own Christmas concert featuring traditional religious and secular music, the advanced choir participated in Valpo’s Christmas concert and annual Advent Vespers services. Sourwine is a co-director of the choirs. She is a junior music education major and a member of Christ College, the honors college at the university.