Education Digest

Gazette News Report

National Merit semifinalists

EVANSTON, Ill. — Several Greene County-area students were among the 16,000 National Merit Scholar semifinalists announced recently. Approximately 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to be named finalists and approximately 50 percent finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Semifinalists include: Beavercreek: Angela Lin; Bellbrook: Kasen A. Stephensen and Nathan W. Tong; Carroll: Julia M. Arnold, Ryan T. Buechele, Maeve K. Curliss, Alexander G. Dingus, and Angela M. Smith; Jamestown (homeschool): Josiah R. Lansford.

Local receives scholarship

YOUNGSTOWN — More than 1,200 Youngstown State University freshmen have been awarded scholarships for the Fall 2016 semester in recognition of their academic excellence. Greene County resident Nicholas Osborne of Xenia is a graduate of Xenia High School and now majoring in combined science at YSU. He was awarded the President’s Scholarship.

Residents enroll at HU

TIFFIN — The 2016-17 academic year got off to a great start when Heidelberg University welcomed nearly 400 first-year and 40 transfer students — one of the largest classes of new students in the university’s history.

Among the entering class of students are the following Greene County residents: Liam Bailey of Fairborn; Tomaris Coney of Fairborn and Allyson Lyle of Bowersville.

Summer graduates announced

WILMINGTON — Wilmington College announces the names of graduates earning bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees following the 2016 summer semester. Greene County residents earning degrees from the main campus are: Rachelle M. Bowen of Xenia who earned a BA in social/political studies and Candace H. Pritchard of Spring Valley who earned a BA in biology.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs and Scott Halasz.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs and Scott Halasz.