Sunday, October 12, 2003

Good Things Happening


Sorority girl kicks for cause

Allen Howard

Kelly Vogt, a senior at Northern Kentucky University, pulled together sororities, fraternities and other organizations for a charitable kickball tournament Saturday to raise money for St. Rita School for the Deaf, Evendale.

Vogt started with her sorority, Delta Zeta, then spread the spirit among other groups.

"This is our first year, but we are going to try to do this every year,'' Vogt said. "I think it is a way of raising money for a good school, plus have fun at the same time.''

[IMAGE] From left to right, Courtney Young, Kelly Vogt, and Lindsey Taylor participated in a kickball tournament Saturday to raise money.
(Brandi Stafford photo)
Giving back

Name: Hamilton Community Foundation

History: Founded in 1951 by Otis Briggs, William Wolf, Huntington Parrish, Frederick Reister, William Murstein, Cyrus Fitton and Robert Sohngen.

Where: Lane-Hoover House, 319 North Third St., Hamilton.

Mission: To serve as a leader, catalyst and resource for philanthropy. The foundation is comprised of more than 350 separate funds, established to give scholarships for various people and projects.

What others say: Robin Michael, physical education teacher at Monroe Elementary School who received the educator award from the foundation Thursday night at the Harry T. Wilks Hamilton Celebrates Education program, said: "The fact that educators are being recognized in our community by the foundation is so very commendable, and I share this honor with my teammates at Monroe. The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.''


ACADEMIC ALL-STARS

Named to dean's list

Erin Schmitt, studying at Ohio State University, was named to the spring quarter dean's list.

Dan Schmitt, a student at Northwestern University, also made the spring quarter dean's list.

They are the children of Sally and Ron Schmitt of Indian Hill.

Athlete gets scholarship

Mount Healthy High School graduate Ty Cass has received an athletic scholarship to attend Wilberforce University, Ohio. He will play basketball.

Scholarships awarded

Michael Wofford has received a full scholarship to attend Ohio State University as well as Advocates for Youth and Springdale-Forest Park Lion's Club scholarships, and a Princeton High School scholarship.

The Princeton High School graduate is the son of Jackie and Sam Wofford of Mason.

To submit an item, please call 755-4165.


GOLDEN GALAXY FINALISTS

The winners of the 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: Eliza Kelley-Swift

Age: 17

School: Walnut Hills

Community: North Avondale

Category: General Scholarship

Parents: Jim Swift and Mary Kelley

Eliza divides her time between a full load of advanced placement classes and 25 hours a week training in classical ballet.

Name: Joshua Kuempel

Age: 17

School: Mariemont High

Community: Mariemont

Category: General Scholarship

Parents: John and Eileen Kuempel

An Eagle Scout, Joshua supervises younger Scouts in challenging, character-building experiences.

Name: Kyle Young

Age: 17

School: Ross High School

Community: Ross

Category: General Scholarship

Parents: Dan and Gayla Young

An Eagle Scout, Kyle has an outstanding record of service, leading a variety of community projects.




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