"Social climbing" has brought Quinn Gardner to new heights of success.
He used that phrase in a radio commercial he produced - and it won the Radio-Mercury College Award for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's Electronic Media Division.
This was the first year for the college category, said John Owens, assistant professor of electronic media at CCM. Owens challenged his students to select a client, real or fictitious, and produce a commercial.
Gardner chose Rock Quest, an indoor rock-climbing center in Tri-County. "I wrote a script that is geared toward attracting teenagers and college students," said Gardner of Mount Lookout whose award is worth $5,000. "Awards like this help establish a culture of excellence within our program that benefits our current and future students," Owens said.
Quinn Gardner holds the Radio-Mercury College Award.|
(Ernest Coleman photo)
Money for research
Dama Kimmon, public information officer at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said the $100,000 raised in the 2003 Think Pink luncheon, held last month, will be used for start-up projects to determine why breast cancer is so high in the Tristate.
Research into early breast cancer detection methods will be funded.
117 pints collected
Michael Anderson, public information officer for Hoxworth Blood Center, said 117 pints of blood were collected Monday in the Bengals Blood Drive. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was among the donors.
Young leaders gathering
Lauren Quinn will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., this fall.
The daughter of Nancy and Mike Quinn of Bethel, she attends Ebon C. Hill Middle School.
The University of Cincinnati College of Education awarded Kathryn Marie May the Mildred Ramsey Jones Scholarship for exemplary academic performance her freshman and sophomore year. She has also accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
The Oak Hills High School graduate is the daughter of Cheryl and Pat May of Green Township.
Scott O'Donohoe, a graduate of Stephen T. Badin High School, received a Lyle B. Wright Scholarship from American Municipal Power-Ohio.
To submit, call 755-4165.
GOLDEN GALAXY FINALISTS
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: Gregory J. Lim
School: St. Xavier High School
Community: Miami Township
Parents: Charlie and Jean Lim
Gregory is a member of Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society.
Name: Jing Jing Mao
School: Lakota West High School
Community: West Chester
Parents: Jianhua Mao and Xiaoquan Wang
Jing Jing ranks fourth in a class of 534 and is president of the Lakota West Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta.
Name: Adam Outcalt
School: Oak Hills High School
Community: Green Township
Parents: Peter and Jayn Outcalt
Adam was one of only 16 students out of some 218,000 to have a perfect score on the math portion of the ACT test. He is webmaster for the Oak Hills Science Club.
Photo gallery of Day 1
Water taxi is scenic route to Tall Stacks
Bell magicians do it again
Copter takes the high tour
Latin flavor spices up the night
Of white gloves and shady characters
Music doesn't end when festival closes
Underground Railroad alive at Sawyer Town
Admission a bargain, but extras do add up
Running low on cash stack at Tall Stacks? Check deals
McCoury Band bluegrass masters
What you can do, see elsewhere around town
Tall Stacks gives push to ailing hotel business
Volunteer's journey to past
City Hall assailed over Chinese slur
2 plead guilty in 'flipping' case
Ads alert Ohioans to $500M decision
IN THE TRISTATE
UC breast cancer researchers to explore nongenetic causes
Fire department reinstates chaplain
Construction begins on Evendale surgery center
High school football coach suing to get job back
Ex-Elder principal Kuhn charged in Montgomery Co.
Diverse group to guide UC future
Pulfer: Many pitching in - but it's not enough
Howard: Good Things Happening
BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Passenger guilty in crash that killed four teens
Township rejected in appeal on firing
Blackwell enters Warren Co. fray
School board, council candidates see critical growth, funding issues
Hamilton now owns hospital property
Modular classrooms ace test
Councilman quits over series of closed meetings
Culverts blamed in sudden floods
Trustees move on storage policy
F. Begnoche took pride in construction
Lloyd Ryan, 80, drove city buses for 44 years
Breathitt recalled as bold governor
Ballot language OK'd for tax increase repeal
Toledo Zoo sends one of two elephants packing
Senate: Let voters decide on video slot machines
Museum to chronicle history of funerals
Community joins to help reap late farmer's 90 acres
N.Ky. residents urged to sign up for flu shots
Fletcher distances himself from GOP attack commercial
Mentoring program plants seeds of success
Trial begins in death of woman
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