Eastwood Tri-M Chapter holds induction ceremony

Press Staff Writer

        Eastwood High School Tri-M Chapter #5458 held its annual Induction Ceremony Sept. 18 at the Pemberville Opera House.
        Eastwood alumna Amanda Withrow, ‘18, a senior Oboe Performance Major at Bowling Green State University, performed at the ceremony.
        Honorary memberships were bestowed on Jackie Siebert, Benton-Carroll-Salem general music teacher, and Keith Hamen ’70, retired Sylvania City Schools band director.
        The following chapter officers were installed: Brenna Payne, president; Curtis Nutter, vice president; Ian Sander, secretary and Emma Ruffner, treasurer.
        The chapter has seven second-year members, including the officers and Kristin Ford, Natalie Redfern and Kailin Wargo.
        Eight new members were inducted, including Jordan Appelhans, Joseph Hohman, Jaymie Johnson, Elijah Good, Avery Patchett, Maggie Ramsey, Z Ramsey, Isabella Romero and Haley Sponaugle.
        Chapter advisers are band directors Brian Myers and Jonathan Roode.
        The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education. An international music honor society for secondary students, it is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership in their school and community.
Commended student
        Clay High School Principal James Jurski announced that Nathan Agler has been named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
        A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. which conducts the program, will be presented to Jurski by the principal.
        About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Academic honors
        Bowling Green State University: Joshua Bolander, of Graytown; Taylor Wilkins, of Luckey; Beth DeLuca, of Oak Harbor; Renee Appelhans, of Pemberville;  Mackenzie Smith, of Walbridge; Grace McCarthy, of Woodville.
        Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): Miranda Boerst, Alexia Peth, of Toledo; Ken Barker, of Elmore; Andrea Julius, of Gibsonburg; Dawn Groh, of Woodville.
Mckenzie Brittenham
wins pharmacy award

        The Cedarville University School of Pharmacy's student chapter of the National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) won six awards at the organization's annual conference on July 29-31 in Atlanta, Georgia.
        Among the honorees was McKenzie Brittenham, of Millbury, who won second place in the Dompe Therapeutics Competition, along with Grace Hong, from Cedarville. The competition was a challenge to create educational materials that allow for better patient communication.
UF welcomes students
        The University of Findlay recently welcomed new undergraduate and graduate students to campus for fall 2022. New students began their studies at UF on Aug. 15.
        Local students and their fields of study include:
        • Amelia Mizelle, of Oak Harbor, adolescent/young adult/integrated mathematics education.
        • Hailey Kirian, of Oregon, associate of arts degree in diagnostic medical sonography.
        • Ben Morrison, of Oregon, exercise science for health professions.
        • Martin Vasquez, of Oregon, undeclared.
        • Ava Ayers, of Northwood, exercise science for health professions.
        • Haley Jones, of Millbury, animal science.
        • Nichole Beyer, of Graytown, associate of arts degree in diagnostic medical sonography.
        • Ava Kiefer, of Luckey, animal science.
        • Bryce Chanthavong, of Oak Harbor, animal science.
        • Caitlynn Noble, of Oak Harbor, animal science.
        • Emma Phillips, of Oak Harbor, exercise science for health professions.
        • Kaylynn Simon, of Pemberville, exercise science for health professions.


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