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Burleson Spelling Bee

F.E. Burleson Elementary School announces its Spelling Bee winners. Trevor Murphy won the Spelling Bee. Tristan Ponder placed second.

Oak Park winners

These students were winners in recent competitions held at Oak Park Middle School.

Geography Bee: Amanda Matthews, first place; Lauren Cole, second place; Daniel Haddock, third place.

Spelling Bee: Forrest Glass, first place; Trey Keown, second place; Kathleen OíHara, third place; Amanda Ellis, fourth place; William Cole, fifth place; Caitlin Marmann, Gaines Rowe, Olivia Hamilton, Daniel Haddock, Sarah Catherine Woller, sixth place.

Reflections: Visual Arts: Alex Moses, second place; photography: Boston Claborn, first place; Elizabeth Wiley, third place; music: Adam Archer, first place. These students will advance to the state competition.

WSC cheerleaders

The Wallace State College cheerleaders placed second at the 2007 UCA National College Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship in Orlando. The college has won this event twice and finished second twice in the past four years.

Orange Coast College in California won the event.

Squad members are: Joshua Adkins of Gardendale; Loren Ashbaugh, Trey Whitlock and Danielle Davis, all of Cullman; Aimee Barnett of Holly Pond; Jaronda Batie of Montgomery; Brittany Ditzler and Wesley Dobbs, both of Decatur; Stephanie McSweeney of Trussville; Brooke Scott of Hayden; Brandon Leming and Jason Payne, both of Tennessee; Tiffany Voss, Patterson Ballew, Dishon Clark and Keith Gross, all of Florida; Katelyn McTamney of Indiana.

Oak Park honors

Oak Park Middle School announces these students were named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks.

ďAĒ honor roll: Jackson Walraven, Spencer Walraven.

ďA-BĒ honor roll: Suzanne Simms, Austin Wofford.

UAH graduates

These area students received their degrees from The University of Alabama in Huntsville at the fall commencement exercises Dec. 17.

Bachelorís degrees: Casey Long of Danville; Lindsay Hawkins, Anthony Armstrong, Sidney Birdwell, Katie Duhe, Jacqueline George, Ashley Hayes, Cathy Jo Hill, Caleb McPherson, William Megee, Jacqueline Strickling, Thomas Taylor, Ashley Tennant, David Troupe, Lisa Wilson, all of Decatur; Nicholas Tankersley, Lori Eddy, Joseph Graves, Christopher Hines, Tyde Meadows, Ashley Perry, Jason Shands, Derek Speegle, Benjamin Townson, all of Hartselle; William Lucas of Morgan City; David Echols, Michael Meares, both of Somerville; Brandon Nichols, Kevin Randolph, both of Trinity; Lindsey Atchison of Union Hill.

Masterís degrees: R. Lane Blackwell, Leslie Dailey, Monica Hickman, Cora Kearley, Allison Moore, Larissa Tambora, all of Decatur; James Garner of Hartselle.

Ph.D. degree: Hector Olague of Decatur.

Mullinax on deanís list

Megan Mullinax of Decatur has been named to the deanís list at Furman University, Greenville, S.C., for the 2006 fall term. To be eligible for the list, a student must maintain at least a 3.4 grade point average.

Williams receives degree

Sarah Williams of Decatur received her degree from Harding University, Searcy, Ark., at the schoolís Dec. 16 commencement exercises. She majored in exercise science.

Brown honored

Whitney Brown of Somerville has been named to the deanís list at Pensacola Christian College for the 2006 fall term. To be eligible for the list, a student must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. She is the daughter of Darrell and Rhanda Brown.

West Morgan students

West Morgan Elementary School announces its students of the month for December.

  • Kindergarten: Chandler James, Chey Slaton; first grade: Tanner Adair, Kimberly Esquivel; second grade: Seth Jenkins, Haley Hughes; third grade: Justin Lawrence, McKenzie Lewis; fourth grade: Alex Jones, Michelle Lamon.
  • Students of the month for the entire elementary school: Tanner Adair, Haley Hughes.
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