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Local student musician selected to participate in music tour of Europe
Katie Vilardell of Crestwood was recently selected to participate in the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music’s tour of Europe this summer.
She has been a member of the South Oldham High School music program under the direction of Ryan McAllister.
She is the daughter of Patrick and Shela Vilardell.
Crain named to dean’s list at Murray State University
Courtney Noelle Crain of Louisville was recently named to the dean’s list at Murray State University. Crain is studying organizational communication.
She is the daughter of Gregg and Goldie Shirk and Larry and Debby Crain.
To be named to the dean’s list at MSU, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.
Oldham students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University
Six students from Oldham County were among the more than 2,000 students who recently received degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Graduating students include:
• Claire Brooks, Crestwood, bachelor’s degree in management;
• Mary Faulkenberg, Crestwood, bachelor’s degree in management;
• Sherry Hamilton, Crestwood, bachelor’s degree in management;
• Keith Heid, Crestwood, bachelor’s degree in online management;
• Angela Norman, La Grange, bachelor’s degree in nursing; and
•Lynn Rigon, La Grange, master’s degree in nursing administration.
Students named to president’s list, dean’s list at MCU
Kathy Wilkinson of Westport and Carolyn Lee of La Grange were recently named to the president’s list at Mid-Continent University.
Lisa Arkenberg of La Grange was named to the dean’s list at MCU.
To be named to the president’s list at MCU, students must earn a 4.0 grade-point average.
To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.5 grade-point average.
Corporate-sponsored merit scholarship winners named
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently released the names of the first group of winners in the 55th annual National Merit Scholarship
Program. Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 companies, foundations, and other business organizations.
Ian Bailie of Crestwood, a student at South Oldham High School, was awarded the James E. Casey Scholarship. The scholarship is financed by the United Parcel Service Foundation, in honor of the UPS founder for children of UPS employees.
Bailie plans to study engineering.
Benjamin Norton of Smithfield, a student at Oldham County High School, was also awarded the James E. Casey Scholarship. Norton plans to student theoretical physics.
Most of the awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000.
Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.