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Roger Hall takes tape off rolls from Meow Mix. Friday was Appreciation Day for Tri-County Industries employees at the Tennessee Valley Rehabilitation Center on the Calhoun Community College campus.
Daily photo by Emily Saunders
Roger Hall takes tape off rolls from Meow Mix. Friday was Appreciation Day for Tri-County Industries employees at the Tennessee Valley Rehabilitation Center on the Calhoun Community College campus.

Education In Brief

Lawson receives masters degree, other honors

Deah Lawson of Hartselle has received her Master of Arts degree in experimental psychology from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She has also won the American Psychological Societyís Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award. Along with this honor, Lawson has also received a grant from the Psi Chi national honor society in psychology to help offset her travel expenses to receive the award at the APS Convention in Washington, D.C.

Lawsonís other honors include the Association for Trial Consulting graduate student research award and the Department of Psychology Thesis Award for Outstanding Graduate Achievement. She is also a member of Psi Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sigma Xi and Sigma Kappa Delta.

Lawson has been accepted into Ph.D. programs at Cornell, The University of Michigan, Florida International and Iowa State University.

She has entered the program at Iowa State to work with Dr. Gary Wells on eyewitness testimony issues.

She is the daughter of Skip and Anita Quinlivan and her husband is Curt Lawson.

UNA scholarships

These area students have received scholarships from The University of North Alabama.

Brittni Angel of Decatur, Pride of Dixie band scholarship. She is a 2007 graduate of West Morgan High School, where she was a member of the color guard in the high school band and marched in the Auburn University Honor Band in 2006 and in the Walt Disney Parade in 2002, 2004 and 2006. She is the daughter of Billy Angel and Kim and Garry Linley.

Zac Cadle of Hartselle, Pride of Dixie Band scholarship. He is a 2007 graduate of Hartselle High School, where he played drums in the band, was section leader and was named best in class for drum line in 2005 and 2006. He is the son of Mike and Jackie Cadle.

Lydia Danielle Benton of Decatur, academic. She is a 2007 graduate of Decatur Heritage Christian Academy where, she graduated with honors, was a member of the Beta Club, the Junior Civitan Club and the Key Club. She is the daughter of Tammy and Larry Benton.

William Ballew of Decatur, Michael Gargis Endowed Scholarship. He is a senior at UNA, where he is majoring in psychology and is chapter president of Psi Chi honor society, a deanís list student and a member of Delta Epsilon Iota. He is the son of David and Debbie Ballew.

Leah Donialle Killen of Moulton, superintendentís book scholarship. She is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence County High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and in the top 25 of her graduating class. She will perform as a UNA Lionette. She is the daughter of Renee Killen.

Hampton named
to Academic Team

Dustin Hampton of Vinemont has been named to the Alabama College Systemís All-Alabama Academic team. The honor comes with a scholarship to an Alabama college or university of his choice.

Hampton is a graduate of Wallace State Community College, where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and received the electronics program award and the Presidentís Star Achiever Award. Hampton plans to pursue a bachelorís degree in technology. The All-Alabama Academic Team comprises the top 48 students in two-year colleges in Alabama.

Denbo receives
Juris Doctorate

Ariel Denbo of Decatur has received her Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. Her degree was conferred at the commencement exercises held May 19. At Cumberland, Denbo was the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, an Abraham Caruthers Legal Research and Writing Fellow, president of the Jewish Law Students Association, a Scholar of Merit for International Business Transactions and was named to the deanís list for six semesters. She has accepted a position at Swift, Currie, McGhee and Hiers LLP in Atlanta.

Denbo is the daughter of Joel and Sara Denbo.

Penn receives graduate scholarship

Cari Beth Penn of Hartselle has been awarded a full, four-year scholarship to The University of Alabama graduate school as a research assistant in experimental psychology with a concentration in the neurocognitive area. She will earn her doctorate at the end of her research.

Penn is a graduate of Hartselle High School, where she was a National Merit Scholar. She received her bachelorís degree from Birmingham-Southern College and is the daughter of Franklin and Susan Penn.

HOBY winners

These area students represented their high schools at the Alabama Hugh OíBrian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar held May 18-20, at Troy University.

Stephanie Blankenship, Mount Hope High School; Lauren Little, Jack Roberson III, Austin High School; Sara Neil, Decatur High School.

These students were among about 230 Alabama high school sophomores. Students were challenged to complete 100 hours of community service within one year after their participation in the HOBY Seminar.

Holloway named
to deanís list

Tyler Holloway of Decatur has been named to the deanís list at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., for the 2007 spring semester. He is the son of Linda Standridge and Ken Holloway.

Harding deanís list

Robert Walker, Anna Barker and Mary Walker, all of Decatur, have been named to the deanís list at Harding University, Searcy, Ark., for the 2007 spring term. To be eligible for the list, a student must maintain at least a 3.65 grade point average.

Breland on honor roll

Finn Breland of Decatur has been named to the honor roll at Lipscomb University, Nashville, for the 2007 spring term. To be eligible for the list, a student must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Gray named
to Phi Theta Kappa

Jennifer Gray of Eva has been named to the Alpha Chi Tau chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Wallace State Community College. She is the daughter of Virgil and Laura Gray. Eligible students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average and are assessed on leadership and moral character.

Morgan honored
in coloring contest

Kaylee Morgan of Eva received honorable mention in the North Alabama Birding Festival Art and Coloring Contest. She is in first grade at Eva School and is the daughter of Charles and Diane Morgan.

Cahill accepted to ERAU

Logan Cahill of Decatur has been accepted to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. He is a 2007 graduate of Priceville High School and is the son of Michelle Cahill and the late Lawrence Cahill.

Cahill plans to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering.

Harris goes
to Girls State

Abbie Harris of Priceville represented Priceville High School at the 2007 session of Alabama Girls State, held at Troy University June 3-8. She campaigned for the office of mayor. She is the daughter of Steve and Mary Harris and the granddaughter of Faye Ward, Ann Harris and Gerald Harris.

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