Friday, August 04, 2000

Local teachers win state honors

        Two Greater Cincinnati teachers were honored as Top 10 Ohio Educators and received 2000 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards and a $2,500 cash award.

        Nominations for the awards were open to the general public. Certified or licensed full-time teachers in grades P-12, including vocational and special education with a minimum of three years' experience, were eligible.

        A panel of education experts selected the winners, who included: Evelyn C. Davidson, a biology teacher at Ursuline Academy in Blue Ash; and Carole Cole Fallang, a fifth-grade teacher at Rosedale Elementary in Middletown.

Mueller on dean's
        Susan Mueller was named to the second-semester dean's list at Miami University.

        The daughter of Brad and Sarah Mueller of Montgomery was also nominated for member ship in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year students.

Arts honor Fitton
        Vaden Fitton was selected to receive the 2000 Arts Education Award from the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education in the Individual Supporter category.

        Mr. Fitton, a resident of Hamilton, was recognized for his support of the arts center's SchoolTOURS+ program.

Kenny to NYU
        Alan Kenny, son of Jeff and Nancy Kenny of Symmes Township, was awarded an academic and talent scholarship worth $20,000 a year from New York University.

Doherty wins award
        Elizabeth Doherty received the Bethlehem Steel Award in Psychology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. The award honors an outstanding senior psychology ma jor who shows promise as a future psychologist.

        The daughter of Michael and Kathleen Doherty of Colerain Township has also been named to Phi Beta Kappa.

NASA honors locals
        North Adams High School seniors, Heather Roades and Jennifer Tolle have been awarded third place in the NASA Student Involvement Program's 1999-2000 competition.

        Their project, in the “Design a Mission to Mars” entry, involved getting samples from the Martian surface to be used to detect any possible fossil record on the planet. Student entries are judged at NASA centers by teams of scientists, engineers, educators, journalists, and other professionals.

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