Monday, October 22, 2001


Lakota West grad makes dean's list

        Candyce Dobbins, a senior religion major, was named to the spring dean's list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. She is also a recipient of the Procter & Gamble Fund Scholarship.

        The Lakota West High School graduate is the daughter of Gayle and Kenneth Dobbins of Liberty Township.

Scholarship given

               Andrew Laskey received the Margaret O'Brien Hall Scholarship awarded annually by the Cincinnati Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. He is enrolled in the Carl Lindner Honors Program at the University of Cincinnati.

        The graduate of Colerain High School is the son of Jeannine and Tom Laskey of Green Township.

Contest winners

               Seven Hills Upper and Middle School students earned top honors in both the state and national competitions of the National French Contest.

        Level 4A — Junior Philip Vogel of Sharonville placed first in the state and sixth in the nation, and senior Mindy Hsu of Montgomery was third in the state and 10th nationally.

        Level 3A — Sophomore Kristian Lappalainen was second in the state and fifth in the nation.

        Level 01A — Seventh- grader Sophie Beckwith of Milford was first in the state and seventh nationally.

        Level 1A — Eighth-grader Will Selnick of Hyde Park placed third in the state and tenth in the nation.

        Level 1C — Seventh grader Blair Lanier of Indian Hill placed third in the state and ninth nationally.

Military promotion

               Christopher O'Dell, serving as chief of training, standardizations and evaluations for the 615th Air Mobility Operations Group, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., has been promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

        The son of Donald O'Dell of Mason is a graduate of Colerain High School and Miami University, Oxford, with a master's degree in air mobility from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

IU valedictorian

               Kara Kenney earned a diploma of highest distinction and was valedictorian of the 2001 class of Indiana University, Bloomington's, School of Journalism. She also received dean's list honors each semester.

        The graduate of Turpin High School is the daughter of Kathy and Jim Kenney of Anderson Township.

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