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ANDERSON
Berry resident Joseph R. Anderson has been named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to  16 semester hours.
Berea College, located in Berea, Ky., is a non-denominational, comprehensive college that offers Bachelor’s degrees in 32 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs, as well as independent majors designed by students to mirror approved majors at other colleges.

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HALL
The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Fastline Publications scholarship to Anna Hall of Harrison County High School FFA. Fastline Publications, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship. Hall plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Morehead State University (KY).
This is the 28th year that scholarships have been made available through the National FFA Foundation. Selections were based on the applicant’s academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) in agricultural education and future goals.

HELVEY
Felicia N. Helvey of Cynthiana received a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors in Sociology from Berea College during its 140th commencement ceremony on May 6.
Berea College, located in Berea, Ky., is a non-denominational, comprehensive college that offers Bachelor’s degrees in 32 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs, as well as independent majors designed by students to mirror approved majors at other colleges.  Every student receives a tuition scholarship for cost of education and works at least 10 hours a week to pay living expenses. Berea College offers a high-quality, liberal arts education to students who have great promise but limited economic resources. Founded upon inclusive Christian principles in 1855, Berea College was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South.

McCAULEY
Cory McCauley is the winner of a $2,500 scholarship from the Kentucky Highway Industries Scholarship Awards Program. He was selected from 46 applicants.
McCauley will attend Western Kentucky University in the fall to study broadcasting.
Thanks to Hinkle Contracting Company and KHI for making this money available.

WILLHOIT
Cynthiana resident Sarah K. Willhoit has been named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

EKU GRADUATES
Eastern Kentucky University recognized graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2012 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 5.
Local EKU graduates include:
Lincoln Tyler Fight, BS, Criminal Justice; Kiauna La’Sha Victoria Browning, BS, Elementary Education Teaching; Renee Nicole Fisher, BA, Communication Studies; Lauren Ashley Ford, BS, Physical Education; Autumn Reese Jones, BS, Criminal Justice; Katherine January Kendall, BS, Athletic Training; Reesa Ann Marshall, BS, Occupational Science; Shayna Nicole Maybrier, BS, Criminal Justice; Gracie Elizabeth Smith, BA, Gen Studies in Arts & Sciences;     Barbara Marie Thaxton, MAED, Special Education; Jessica Mackenzie Whalen, BS, Spec ED/LBD P-12.
 
EKU PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Eastern Kentucky University announces the students earning President’s List honors for the Spring 2012 semester.
The List includes: Evelyn Grace Brett, senior, Environmental Studies; Margaret Leigh Geisler, senior, Gen Studies in Arts & Sciences; Michael Taylor Hill, senior, Spec ED/LBD P-12; Kelsi Brown    Strawzell, senior, Art.
The President’s List was established to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.
EKU DEAN’S LIST
Eastern Kentucky University announces the students earning Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2012 semester.
The List includes: Evelyn Grace Brett, senior, Environmental Studies; Samantha Jo Brumley, junior, Spanish; Tyler Lincoln Fight, senior, Criminal Justice; Laura Ross, senior, Occupational Science; Bobby Lang Feeback, junior, Athletic Training; Elizabeth Rae Ford, junior, Pre-Communication Disorders; Margaret Leigh Geisler, senior, Gen Studies in Arts & Sciences; Dustin E. Hatfield, senior, Biology Pre-Medical Science; Michael Taylor Hill, senior, Spec ED/LBD P-12; Lauren Danielle Ishmael, junior, Criminal Justice; Janea Michele Johnston, junior, Deaf/HH (P-12) Elem Teaching; Michael Spencer Stone, junior, Music; Kelsi Brown Strawzell, senior, Art; Polly Mae Whalen, junior, Elementary Education Teaching.
To achieve Dean’s List honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.