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SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2007

Education In Brief

Sargent gets scholarship

Tucker Sargent of Danville has received a Chancellor’s Award full-tuition scholarship from Troy State University. He is a senior at Danville High School and is the son of Lori Sargent.

NWCC scholarship

Kimberly Dotson of Hillsboro has been awarded a technology scholarship to Northwest-Shoals Community College. She is a senior at East Lawrence High School, where she is a member of Skills USA. She is the daughter of Brenda and Donnie Dotson.

Smith gets scholarships

Leslie Smith of Hartselle has received the American Legion Scholarship and the Masonic Scholarship.

She is a senior at Hartselle High School, where she is in the show choir and Senior Girls.

She has been accepted to The University of Alabama. She is the daughter of Jim and Lou Smith.

Omicron Delta Kappa

Chase Marsh of Decatur has been inducted into the University of North Alabama Chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.

Phi Kappa Phi

These area students have been inducted into the University of North Alabama chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Lori Beth Brackin of Courtland; Matthew Elwin Mallard, Kathryn Dianne Rains, both of Decatur; Brianna Lyn Thompson of Eva; Melanie Dawn Hughes, Heath Vann Morrow both of Hartselle; Holly Michelle Widick of Trinity.

Garrison gets scholarship

Debra Garrison of Decatur has been awarded the Ruth P. Snider Scholarship from The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies.

Kicker in medical school

Patrick Kicker of Decatur has been admitted to the Kansas City University School of Medicines and Biosciences, Kansas City, Mo.

He is the son of James and Pat Kicker and graduated from the University of West Alabama in 2006.

He has been employed with the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C.

Kappa Delta Pi

Caroline Noble Weaver of Decatur has been inducted into The University of Alabama’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. She is the daughter of Larry and Leslie Weaver and is a senior majoring in special education.

Ritch elected senator

Mary Ritch of Hartselle has been elected a senator of her sophomore class at Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C. She is the daughter of Mr. an Mrs. Charles R. Ritch.

West Morgan students

West Morgan Elementary School announces its students of the month for April and May. April

Kindergarten: Austin Vaughn, Emily Palmer; first grade: Griffon Tregle, Jessica Mayo-Solis; second grade: Justin Wilson, Susie Kirby; third grade: Trent Smith, Dahlia Allen; fourth grade: Kevin Salazar, Daisy Torreblanca.

Students of the month for the entire school: Trent Smith, Emily Palmer. May

Kindergarten: Micah Curtis, Christina Travis; first grade: Eli Michelfelder, Bailey Parrish; second grade: Jayde Terry, Haley Bolton; third grade: Austin Champion, Shyanne Lansdell; fourth grade: Nick Bolton, Ivonne Esposito.

Students of the month for the entire school: Nick Bolton, Bailey Parrish.

Hartselle students honored

These Hartselle students were honored for their participation in the Color the Concepts! poster contest and in the Alabama Stock Market Game, both sposted by the Alabama Council on Economic Education.

Color the Concepts! winners: Ryan Brown and Brandon Long, both from Hartselle Junior High School; Claire Forsythe and Carson Blankenship, both from Barkley Bridge Elementary School.

Alabama Stock Market Game winners: Zac Bodley, Hartselle High School, first place for both spring and fall sessions; Laci Sutherland, Hartselle High, finalist, fall session, fourth place, spring session.

DCS summer program

Decatur City Schools will sponsor an extended camp/summer program at Julian Harris Elementary School, from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., May 29 through Aug. 1.

Activities will include field trips, arts and crafts, games and swimming. Registration forms with fees and information are available at all Decatur elementary schools.

For more information, call Sandra Calvin at 552-3000 or Sarah Wingo at 466-7796.

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