Sunday announcements, college, May 11

Scholarships to be awarded to Owens students

FINDLAY – Owens Community College’s Alumni Association has set up a new $10,000 scholarship endowment fund in the memory of Pvt. Stephen Machcinski and Pvt. James Dickman of the Toledo Fire Department.

Criteria for the scholarship is to be based on recipients being enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Owens per semester, holding second-year student status in fire science technology and achieving at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Findlay awards scholarships

FINDLAY – The University of Findlay has announced local students that have earned Merit Scholarship awards.

Students include Lauren Ackerman of New Washington, $16,000; Robin Bloom of Fostoria, $14,500; Robert Book of Upper Sandusky, $14,500; Laura Campbell of Fostoria, $15,000; Wayne Campbell of Fostoria, $16,000; Melissa Carrick of Sycamore, $14,000; Shelby Craig of Carey, $14,000; Emily Daniel of Tiffin, $15,000; Alyssa England of Bloomville, $15,000; Matthew Hlsinger of Carey, $14,000; Clairese Huffman of Tiffin, $12,500; Taylor King of Upper Sandusky, $14,000; Keirstin McLaughlin of Upper Sandusky, $14,000; Abigail Musgrave of Upper Sandusky, $15,000; Nicolette Salas of Clyde, $15,000; Justin Schwartz of Tiffin, $14,000; Keely Stover of Upper Sandusky, $15,000; Kelly Strausbaugh of Tiffin, $16,000; Ashley Voorheis of Carey, $15,000; Morgan Wurm of New Washington, $14,000; and Megan Ziegman of Fostoria, $15,000.

NCE awards scholarships

North Central Electric awarded $9,000 in scholarships to students from Columbian, Buckeye Central and Hopewell-Loudon high schools.

Emily Bishop of Columbian and Clayton McCarthy of Buckeye Central received $2,500; Sam Robertson of Buckeye Central received $1,500; and Raelynn Six of Hopewell-Loudon received $1,000.

Ashland University graduates

ASHLAND – The following local residents have earned degrees from Ashland University: Morgan Myers of Carey, bachelor’s degree of arts in psychology and criminal justice; Kristin Distel of Clyde, master’s degree of fine arts in creative writing; Frances DiCesare of Fostoria, bachelor’s degree of science in education; Nicole Kimmet of New Riegel, bachelor’s degree of science in biology; Christina Fox of Upper Sandusky, bachelor’s degree of science in business administration; and Charles Van Horne of Upper Sandusky, master’s degree of business administration in executive management.

Upper Sandusky native performs

FINDLAY – Nicholas Koehler of Upper Sandusky recently performed in an instrumental recital at The University of Findlay.

Koehler played “Moderato & Gigue” in a saxophone duet by Barret Blavet.

Tiffin native earns degree

DAYTON – Sam Arnold of Tiffin graduated from the University of Dayton, earning a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science.

Owens trustees award scholarships

PERYSBURG TOWNSHIP – Owens Community College’s Board of Trustees has honored area high school seniors with scholarships through the Trustees’ Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.

Local students honored include Rachel Green of Carey High School and Megan Albright of Clyde High School.

Eastern Michigan University dean’s list

YPSILANTI, Michigan – Keifer Walker of Attica has been named to the dean’s list fall 2013 semester, at Eastern Michigan University.

Seaman Apprentice Garret J. Gray

Navy Seaman Apprentice Garret J. Gray, son of Chad S. Gray and Jennie Reinhard of Tiffin, recently was promoted to his current rank upon graduation from U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Gray received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Gray is a 2013 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School.