Gazette News Report

Rowland inducted into Green Key Society

WILMINGTON — Wilmington College senior Haley N. Rowland of Fairborn, was recognized for induction into the Green Key Society at the 35th Annual Student Honors Convocation. Rowland, a 2013 graduate of Xenia Christian High School, is majoring in education.

Green Key is Wilmington College’s honor society founded in May 1951. It was organized to recognize superior scholarship by students from WC in the years following accreditation by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges in 1944. Juniors and seniors become eligible for Green Key membership upon the completion of 75 or 90 semester hour, respectively, with grade-point averages of 3.75 and 3.50 respectively. Graduates once eligible for membership may be initiated at any time.

Local part of first science class

WESTERVILLE — Otterbein University Commencement recognized graduates and its zoo and conservation science program. Among the graduates recognized is Beavercreek resident Macie Smith who will be studying at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Undergraduate Commencement was held May 1 in the Rike Athletic Center. Also at this year’s commencement, Otterbein University will be graduating its first class of Zoo and Conservation Science majors. There are 16 students in all receiving their degree this year and the program will have a full cohort of 24 at the 2017 commencement proceedings.

A hallmark of the Zoo and Conservation Science program is how students are hired immediately upon graduation by the best conservation organizations and zoos in the country, with more interviewing and receiving offers every day.

In addition to these graduating seniors, many rising stars in the class of 2017 have been hired to intern at the San Diego Zoo Conservation Biology Institute, White Oak Conservation Center and the Ohio Wildlife Center.

Trebein student receives scholarship

BEAVERCREEK — Trebein Elementary School third grader Matthew Allison was one of several Dayton-area students received scholarship awards at the SW Ohio Invention Convention Regional Finals. Allison was a first place winner of a $500 scholarship.

Aspiring inventors in grades K-8 brought their solutions to everyday problems to the 2016 Invention Convention on Saturday, April 23 at Central State University. Scholarships totaling $11,000 were awarded to young inventors for their creations.

Pauley honored by Hackett

COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Hackett (R-London) today honored Katie Pauley, of Beavercreek, on receiving the Ohio Military Youth of the Year Award.

“Katie has shown great initiative, ingenuity and compassion in her volunteer efforts for the Ohio Military Kids,” said Hackett.

Ohio Military Youth is a partnership between the Ohio National Guard and Ohio 4-H to support children of military families before and during their deployment cycles.

Pauley, a senior at Beavercreek High School, serves as the President of the Air Force Teen Council and the President of the Keystone Club. She is the first Wright Patterson Air Force Base representative of the Ohio 4-H Healthy Living Advocates.

In addition, Pauley organized a health fair that reached over 200 children and created an annual charity event which collects and provides toys and hygiene items for underserved children in the Greater Dayton area. After graduation, she plans to attend Wright State University where she will study Sports Science and pursue her dream of becoming a physical therapist.

Macie Smith Smith

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Submitted photo Senator Hackett joined Dr. Theresa Ferrari with Ohio Military Kids and representatives from the Ohio National Guard to present a resolution to Pauley who was joined by her mother. photo Senator Hackett joined Dr. Theresa Ferrari with Ohio Military Kids and representatives from the Ohio National Guard to present a resolution to Pauley who was joined by her mother.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.