Monday, December 03, 2001


Sergeant awarded Achievement Medal

        Army Sgt. Aaron Cook was decorated with the Army Achievement Medal, which is awarded to soldiers who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service or achievement, and accomplished the act with distinction. He is a combat engineer with the 65th Engineer Battalion at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii.

        Sgt. Cook is a graduate of Bethel-Tate High School.

OSU graduate

               Brian Fowler has graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in education, majoring in industrial technology education. He attends graduate school at OSU in the College of Education: Teaching & Learning.

        The Finneytown High School graduate is the son of Linda Fowler of Maineville and Marilyn and Thaddeus Fowler of Mount Healthy.

Writing honors

               David Heinze won first place in the fifth/sixth grade category of the 2001 State of Ohio OCTELA writing contest. David, a sixth-grader at Heritage Elementary School in West Chester Township, won a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.

        Krista Wallden, a seventh-grader at Ridge Junior High School in West Chester Township, won honorable mention in the seventh/eighth grade category.

        OCTELA is a professional organization for teachers of English and language arts.

Excellence awards

               Archbishop McNicholas High School and nine of its teachers received Governor's Awards for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities for the 2000-01 school year from Gov. Bob Taft and the Ohio Department of Education. The award recognizes schools and teachers who stimulate scientific research and who extend science education opportunities beyond traditional classroom activities.

        McNicholas teachers who received the award are: Debbie Bonekamp, Chrystel Wells, Gwyn Bush, Lee Widmer, Mary Dennemann, Ashley Wright, Brian Berning, Molly McDermott, and Regina Goines.

Milford Band wins

               The Milford High School Marching Band was named Reserve Grand Champion in finals competition of the Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival.

        Milford also tied for the Music Performance award and received a distinguished rating.

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