Monday, August 4, 2003


Walnut Hills grad makes Biola University dean's list

Communications major Claire Smith was named to the dean's list both semesters of her junior year at Biola University, La Mirada, Calif. This summer she is an intern for Say Yes Ministries in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.

The Walnut Hills High School graduate is the daughter of Christine Smith and the late James Smith of Pleasant Ridge.

Lakota students' essays win

Seven Lakota students ranked in the top eight from nearly 700 area entries in the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars student essay contest, Patriot's Pen.

They were: Jennifer Rikas of Liberty Junior School; Sarah Janosik and Brandon Williams of Lakota Ridge Junior School; and Tyler Watson, Caroline Furlong, Alex Barrow and Andrew Stewart of Hopewell Junior School.

Elder grad wins honor

Jon Kasper, a recent graduate of Elder High School, was the winner of the 2003 James Borgman Purchase Award. The award is named in honor of James Borgman, a 1947 Elder graduate who donated time and energy to the school and the Price Hill community. Winners are four-year art students who have demonstrated effort and attitude, assembled an exemplary senior portfolio, and will major in an art or design-related field in college.

Jon has received a scholarship to attend the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He is the son of Linda and Bill Kasper of Delhi Township.

Two join scholars society

Two have been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an organization that recognizes undergraduate students who excel academically.

Llana Davis of Deer Park, who is enrolled in the Pre-Health Promotion and Education Program at Raymond Walters College. The Lebanon High School graduate plans to pursue her graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati.

Craig Stamper of Mount Washington, who is studying pre-law at the University of Cincinnati's McMicken College of Arts & Sciences.

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