Girl Scouts of North East Ohio recognized six girls from Summit County at the 2012 GSNEO String of Pearls event. They were among 31 Girl Scouts throughout the multi-county region that sold at least 1,000 boxes of cookies this year. Each girl received a gold chain and a single pearl. Winners were Cassandra Wortman-Custer of Akron, 2,016 boxes; Kara Freyhauf of Northfield, 1,073 boxes; Hallie Mullett of Tallmadge and Skylar Scott of Tallmadge, both 1,002 boxes; Megan Garvey of Northfield, 1,001 boxes; and Cassie Walko of Macedonia, 1,001 boxes.
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio honored 104 volunteers at the annual Adult Recognition Banquet. Receiving appreciation pins were Jenny Austin and Leslee Sambor of Hinckley; Jeannette Becker, Rhiannon Deryck and Sandra Suppan of Norton; Terri Charlton of Doylestown; Kim Deuber of Wadsworth; Ron Drouin Jr. of Copley; Tiffany Heeter of Windham; Kim Jackson of Rootstown; Joy Pahls of Ravenna; Sandy Plummer of Akron; Bobbie Jean Resch and Michelle Shaffer of Mogadore; Shannon Sampson of Deerfield; Kristin Shawd of Hudson; Laura Taylor of Medina; and Christina Timms of Kent.
Mary Ann Kasper of Ravenna received the Centennial Award for more than 50 years of service to Girl Scouting. Carole Krupa of Twins-burg and Dora Livesay of Clinton received the Forever Green Award for providing exemplary service in a leadership role.
Receiving GSNEO Awards for taking part in a councilwide assignment were Marie Cooley, Faye Goode Joan Greenberg, Jennifer Teffner, Willa Keith and Amy McManus, all of Akron; Barbara Miller of Kent; Dr. Anne Schoeffler of Northfield; Carrie Srail of Brunswick; Cindy Tschudy and Alia Williams, both of Tallmadge; and Amy Young of Wadsworth. Vickie Ayers of Akron and Diana Simms of Cuyahoga Falls received Honor Pins for providing service to two or more geographic areas or program delivery audiences.
Antonio Scassam of Massillon, a recent Malone University graduate, received the Stark-Carroll District Outstanding Nursing Student Award. The award is given each year to a student from each of the Stark County nursing programs.
Samuel Rakocy, a senior at Hoover High school in North Canton, received a University Scholarship at Youngstown State. He plans to major in math. Only 40 high school seniors received the award, which covers tuition and room and board and provides a voucher for textbooks.
Two Akron-area students were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society at Marietta College. Bethany McFarland of Cuyahoga Falls studied public accounting and Emma Vierheller of Orrville, political science and math, before graduating this spring. .
More than 60 Heidelberg University students were honored for their achievements this spring. They included Kara Barker of Alliance, a music major who received the Ferris and Dorothy Ohl Prize in Music; Nikole Hanna of Shreve, an education major, E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Education; Sarah Loar of Akron, a business and music major, the AAUW Award and Wickham Prize in Business; Kathryn Martin of Uniontown, a biology and history major, the Martha and Ernest Hammel Research Award (second place); Cory Martinson of Brunswick, a political science major, the Arnold “Skip” Oliver Award in Political Science and the Daniel J. and W.J.K. Snyder Prize; Taylor Schulmeister of Wadsworth, a physics major who was named Outstanding Greek Man of the Year; Logan Weiland of Valley City, an accounting major, who received the Edward Lamb Foundation Prize in Business Administration and Economics; and Joseph Wisard of Orrville, a criminal justice and political science major, who received the John I. Kolehmainen Scholarship in Political Science.
Stark State College student Trinity Hinton of Canton was named to the first team of the All-Ohio Community College Academic Team. She is a computer programming and database design major. Stark Donald Tatum of Canton was named to the second team. He is pursuing an associate degree in business management. Both students received a scholarship along with a certificate and medallion.
Joe Wellemeyer, an eighth-grader at St. Vincent Elementary School in Akron, finished eighth in the state competition for the National Geographic Geography Bee. He was among 100 students who participated.
Marine Corps Pvt. Brian G. Aguirre, son of Sue Aguirre of Atwater and Gene B. Aguirre of Tallmadge, completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Marine Corps Pfc. Kyle A. Holland, son of Mary T. and Jon F. Holland of Stow, completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
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