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Published: Wednesday, 5/25/2005

Scholarships

Alli McMaster of Sylvania, a Notre Dame Academy senior and athlete, has been awarded a full scholarship from the University of Eastern Kentucky for her excellence in track and field. The award is valued at more than $14,300 and is renewable for four years.

Alli is a lifeguard, dive coach, and swim coach at Sylvania Country Club. She is a four-time city champion in track and field; two-time one-mile champion and two-mile champion.

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Steven Slivka of Toledo, a broadcast journalism major at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., has been awarded three scholarships for the 2005-2006 academic year.

He received the Marjorie (Smith) Blewett Scholarship/Internship of $3,050; a William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship of $1,000; and the Charles and Nancy Teeple Soccer Writing Scholarship of $2,000.

Steven writes for the Indiana Daily Student newspaper and covered the university's 2005 NCAA national championship soccer team. In January, he won in the student division of the National Soccer Coaches of America writing contest for his article, "Field of Dreams."

Steven is a 2002 graduate of St. John's Jesuit High School.

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Anna Muller of Maumee, a senior at Notre Dame Academy, has been awarded a renewable $16,000 scholarship from the University of Cincinnati for her excellence in crew. Anna has served as head officer of the Link Crew rowing program and also as class president and student council president.

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The following National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners have been announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation:

Andrew Feehan of Maumee, a student at St. John's Jesuit High School; Jonathan Sladky, a student at Perrysburg High School; and Sylvania Northview High School students Hema Krishna and Molly McEwen of Sylvania, and Kaitlyn King of Toledo.

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Matthew Abbey and Michael Chaka, seniors at Anthony Wayne High School, have been awarded $1,000 college scholarships in recognition of their academic excellence in science by BASF - the Chemical Company.

For the scholarship, the students submitted 500-word essays on hypothetical discoveries and patents. The essays were judged by BASF employees.

Both students plan to attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Ashley Archambeau of Sylvania, Jenna Winfield of Toledo, Diana Wyse of Lyons and William Fix of Fayette, have received Youth Survivor Scholarships of $1,000 each from the American Cancer Society.

The awards provides young cancer patients and survivors with assistance for higher education.

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The following senior high school students received scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 from the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary. The awards were based on academic record and volunteer hours served in St. Vincent's Teen Volunteer Program.

The students are Shannon Rawski, Cardinal Stritch High School, who plans to study zoology at Bowling Green State University; Lindsay Heidebrink, Lake High School, who will study in a pre-med program; Bryan Denehy, St. John's Jesuit High School, who plans to attend Michigan State University in the pre-dentistry program; Kristen Bury, Sylvania Southview High School, who will major in chemical engineering at the University of Dayton; Gina Marie Smith, Bedford High School, who plans to study criminal justice at the University of Toledo; and Julia O'Connell, Central Catholic High School, who will attend Mercy College's department of nursing.

Joselyn Oblizajek, 2004 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a nursing student at the University of Toledo, also received a scholarship.

The students were honored on May 4 at a luncheon at the Sylvania Country Club.

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Brandon Palinski, a Waterville resident and student at Anthony Wayne High School, has been awarded a $1,000 Bert W. Martin Fund scholarship by Ohio State University for studies in agriculture and natural resources.

Stephanie Stadnik of Sylvania, Notre Dame Academy, was awarded a $1,500 Sharp Memorial Scholarship by OSU for the same program.

The two Dean's Scholarships were based on academic achievement and school and community activities.

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The Pettisville FFA Alumni have awarded their graduating senior scholarship of $500 to Laura Bruner, and their college scholarship of $500 to Jessie Poulson, a junior in agricultural education at Ohio State University.

FFA is a national organization that prepares members for careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture.

John Wetzel, Jr. of Toledo, an eighth-grade student at Maumee Valley Country Day School, has been awarded a $500 scholarship to attend a two-week mathematics-science-technology program this summer at Michigan State University.

He has also been awarded a renewable Claver Scholarship of $1,000 to attend St. John's Jesuit High School.

John's summer classes at MSU will be Chaos and Fractals and Mechanical Engineering. His special clinic will be digital video production.

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Academic excellence scholarships have been awarded to the following area high school seniors by Owens Community College's board of trustees. The awards are $2,000 over two years; applicants are full-time students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average each semester.

The scholarship winners are Toledo residents Diane Niedbalski of Alliance Academy of Toledo, Sydney Robinson of Bowsher High School, Victoria Metzger of Central Catholic High School, Robin Kiser of Libbey High School, Sherhonda Pressley of Life Skills Center of Toledo, Antoinette Gary of Polly Fox Academy, Nicole Harris of Rogers High School, Zach Wazny of St. Francis de Sales High School, Sara Wismer of St. Ursula Academy, Ashley Obarski of Start High School, Jennifer Kunz of Toledo Technology Academy, Crystal Dantzer of Waite High School, Janel Meinka of Whitmer High School, and Donna Miller of Woodward High School.

Awards also went to David Damasco of Anthony Wayne High School, Amanda Fesh of Maumee High School, Kaleigh Gottschalk of Eastwood High School, Melissa Hofbauer of Perrysburg Digital Academy, Andrew Beat, Jr. of Perrysburg High School, and Lyndsey Schad of Toledo Christian High School.

Also receiving the scholarships are Ashley Foster of Springfield High School, Shannon Dotson of Swanton High School, Daniel Smith of Toledo School for the Arts, Eric Ade of Sylvania Southview High School, and Jocelyn Cousino of Sylvania Northview High School.

Other scholarship winners include Christie Toska of Rossford High School, Cassie Kirsch of Woodmore High School, Katie Brentlinger of Cardinal Stritch High School, Shelly Lindsey of Clay High School, Katelyn Rossler of Genoa High School, Aaron Holleran of Lake High School, David True of Maumee Valley Country Day, Brooke Chidester of Otsego High School, and Jennifer Goldacker of Penta Career Center.

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Artur Maryamov of Sylvania, a senior at Sylvania Northview High School, has been awarded an academic scholarship of $850 by the Ohio Housing Authorities Conference. The award was announced at the 2005 OHAC spring conference in Cleveland earlier this month.

Artur accepted the award at a presentation held May 13 at the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority in Toledo. He is one of six students in the state to receive a scholarship from OHAC. His plans are to study computer science and engineering.

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Richard T. Gosser Scholarships of $10,000 each have been awarded to the following area high school students from Ohio United Auto Workers families.

Kristen Bury, Southview High School, ranked first in her class of 299 students. Her mother Linda Bury is a member of UAW Local 12 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

Jessica Eisenhauer, Perrysburg High School, ranked 11th in a class of 352. Her father, Carl Eisenhauer is a member of UAW Local 14 at GM Powertrain.

Kyle Roebuck, Ida High School in Ida, Mich., ranked first in a class of 131 students. His father Neil Roebuck is a member of UAW Local 14 at GM Powertrain.

Adam Wagner, Rossford High School, ranked first in a class of 137. His mother Lauren Wagner is a member of UAW Local 12 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

Alexander Aossey, Clay High School, Oregon, ranked 10th in a class of 305. HIs father Michael Aossey is a member of UAW Local 12 at Daimler Chrysler Jeep.

A seven-member board of judges made the awards selections. The scholarships are made in honor of the late UAW vice president and regional director, Richard T. Gosser.



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