University of Akron music professor Daniel McCarthy won third place in the American Prize in Orchestral Composition competition, for a work titled “Turn the Page” for orchestra and electric guitar solo. The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded yearly in many areas of the performing arts.
Margaret O’Bryan Doheny, a professor emeritus of nursing at Kent State, has been selected for induction into the American Academy of Nursing. More than 2,000 nurse leaders in all fields are members of the academy.
Jennifer Lawler, a teacher at Hudson Middle School, was selected to take part in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute this summer. Participants work with Library education specialists about using primary sources in the classroom.
Grant Worley, a junior at Hudson High in 2012-2013, was one of 32 students to take part in the Economics for Leaders program at the College of Wooster this month. Students were selected based on their leadership potential.
Ted Mallo, vice president and general counsel for the University of Akron, was selected for a three-year term as a member-at-large on the board of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
Lucas Murray of Perry Township received the Samuel Krugliak Legal Student Scholarship from the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty in Canton. He is attending the University of Akron law school.
Gov. John Kasich named Monique Menefee of Cleveland as a student member of the Kent State Board of Trustees for two years. She is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration and student personnel. Before earning a bachelor’s degree in Spanish translation at Kent State, she spent five years as a radio communications specialist with the U.S. Air Force.
Wadsworth High graduate Haley Hassinger received a $2,000 scholarship from InVEST, an insurance industry program for students pursuing insurance-related degrees. . She was one of 65 students nationwide to receive the award.
Taylor Schulmeister, son of Frank Schulmeister of Wadsworth, graduated from the Air Force ROTC program at Heidelberg College and is a second lieutenant at Edwards Air Force Base in California. He graduated from Woodridge High in 2009 and received a four-year scholarship from the Air Force ROTC.
Army Pvt. Benjamin A. Easterling, son of Jeff Easterling of Wadsworth and Mary Ostrow of Akron, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2012 graduate of Chippewa High School, Doylestown.
Cadet Tyler Reilly Chopko, son of Fred and Diane Chopko of Akron, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from St. Vincent St. Mary High in 2009. He has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
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