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Education in Brief - May 26, 2016

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Crestwood student to intern

Crestwood resident Ada Pariser is among the 18 University of Dayton honors students selected to participate in the D.C. Flyers internship program this summer. Pariser will be working with the National Rural Health Association.

D.C. Flyers, supported by the University Honors program, is part of an effort to provide students with experiential learning and networking opportunities with University of Dayton alumni in the D.C. area.

The program is open to second- and third-year honors students interested in civic engagement, governance, public policy, human rights, non-profit work or leadership. Preference is given to students who are engaged leaders in the University of Dayton community and demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service.

OCHS Bands perform

The Oldham County High School Symphonic Bands performed May 10th at the KMEA State Concert Performance Assessment held at the University of Louisville School of Music, with both ensembles receiving Distinguished ratings from all evaluators.

Symphonic Band II performed a grade three program including the overture to Mozart’s “The Impresario,” “Chant and Jubilo,” and “Suite from Bohemia.”

Symphonic Band I performed in grade six, featuring Vaclav Nelhybel’s  “Trittico,” “The Universal Judgement,” and “The Glory of the Yankee Navy” by John Philip Sousa.

The Symphonic Band will present their final concert of the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, May 26, in the OCHS auditorium.  The program will feature several student soloists, chamber ensembles and the combined Symphonic Bands.  Admission is $5 at the door.

Chapman graduates Lindsey 

Callie Chapman of Goshen recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College where she earned a master of art degree in interactive design. Chapman was among 244 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college’s 103rd commencement ceremony held May 14.

Bauer joins honor society

Tonya Bauer, of Goshen, a McKendree University graduate student, is a new member of Chapter 292 of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society for outstanding achievement. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, with only the top percentage of students eligible for membership.

Academic Honors

Washington and Lee

Shelbi Hendricks of Prospect has earned honor roll status for the recently ended winter 2016 term at Washington and Lee University.

Honor roll status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-average of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Tyler Kaelin of Crestwood, Frederick Sackfield of Louisville, Shelbi Hendricks of Prospect and Matthew Kinderman of Prospect have earned dean’s list status for the recently ended winter 2016 term at Washington and Lee University.

Dean’s list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.00 scale.

University of Evansville

University of Evansville student Rebecca Webb of Crestwood has been named to UE’s dean’s list for the spring semester. Webb is majoring in archaeology at the university.

Northeastern University

The following local residents were recently named to the university’s dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended in May 2016.

•Goshen resident Yonatan Smolyar, a Northeastern University student majoring in Engineering, and member of the University Honors Program

• Prospect resident Courtney Thompson, a Northeastern University student majoring in Physical Therapy, and member of the University Honors Program

To achieve the dean’s list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality point average of 3.5 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C- during the course of their college career. Each student receives a letter of commendation and congratulation from their college dean.

In addition to achieving distinction through the dean’s list, these students are members of the University Honors Program, which offers high caliber students the chance to further hone their studies and interests, live in special interest on-campus housing, and participate in one or two honors courses each term. 

Invitation into the honors program is highly competitive and students must maintain a high GPA and strong commitment to campus leadership to remain a part.