Thursday, October 9, 2003

Good Things Happening

Dance benefits Buddy the cat

Allen Howard

Buddy, the lovable but ailing mascot at the Price Hill Recreation Center, might decide to become a fat cat instead of an alley cat.

He comes and goes, as cats will do, at his pleasure. His last foray lasted a year, so center staffers decided to build a cat tower to entice Buddy to stay home.

Last month, after Buddy returned, Gloria Morgan, volunteer coordinator at the center, started a fund drive for the cat tower. The A-frame house is being decorated and will have a copper top.

[IMAGE] Buddy rests in the arms of Gloria Morgan at the Price Hill Community Center.
(Enquirer file photo)
Buddy has feline leukemia, and center staffers are concerned about making things comfortable for him

"We think he went through a lot to get back home this last time. The least we can do is give him a chance at life," she said.

The center is giving a save-the-cat dance at 7 p.m. Friday. Only children 12 and under may attend.

Bengals outing

Bengals players Khalid Abdullah, Brandon Bennett, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Jeremi Johnson, Riall Johnson, Levi Jones, Dwayne Levels and Mark Roman won the hearts of Over-the-Rhine kids Tuesday in the annual Hometown Huddle.

The partnership among United Way, Bengals and the National Football League is designed to carry the United Way message.

It included a tour of Newport Aquarium and dinner at Dewey's Pizza.


Five on dean's list

These students have been named to the spring term dean's list at their college or university:

Jennifer Oberlag, a student in the School of Fine Arts at Miami University. She is the daughter of Emily and Jennifer Oberlag of West Chester Township.

Lauren Tepe, attending the College of Business at Ohio University. The Sycamore High School graduate is the son of Lorie and Pat Tepe of Remington.

Rachel Bauer, a recreation/fitness major attending Northern Kentucky University.

The Stephen T. Badin High School graduate is the daughter of Kathy and Frank Bauer of Fairfield.

Brian Beauchamp, a freshman business major at Ohio University. The Turpin High School graduate is the son of Kate and Barney Beauchamp of Anderson Township.

Ashley Mascaritolo, a freshman business major at Bowling Green State University. The Lakota West High School graduate is the daughter of Patricia and Thomas Mascaritolo of West Chester Township.

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The winners of the annual Golden Galaxy Awards will be announced Oct. 22. More than 300 students from 58 high schools were nominated. All 55 finalists will be profiled here.

Name: Claire Navaro

Age: 17

School: Mount Notre Dame High

Community: Sycamore Township

Category: English/Literature

Parents: Thomas and Kim Navaro

Claire had top scores on the Miami University EECAP Writing Portfolio Program, worked on the school leadership council, and was a representative to the Model U.N. program at the University of Dayton.

Name: Andrea Diamond

Age: 17

School: Wyoming High

Community: Wyoming

Category: English/Literature

Parents: Amy and the late Fred Diamond

Andrea is a National Honor Society member and has won the Wellesley College Book Award.

Name: Lauren Fraley

Age: 17

School: Holmes High

Community: Covington

Category: English/Literature

Parents: Charles and Debra Fraley

Lauren has received the Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Award Scholarship for Creative Writing, and first place in the NKU Writing Contest for poetry.

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