Saturday, November 29, 2003

Good things happening

Paintball game is spot funding

A paintball game is not a traditional way to raise money, but it is a lot of fun, said Leland Gordon, executive director of the Animal Adoption Foundation in Okeana.

Gordon and about 20 others, some from PetSmart and Colerain Animal Clinic in Colerain Township, took part in a paintball game last weekend on the 25-acre Cabin Creek Paintball field.

"We played about five games. I got shot several times," Gordon said. "It is like training in the military. We are going to try this again next year and hope to make it a bigger event."

He figures they raised only about $200 for the foundation, but the fun was worth it.

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Rising Star Program

As the Regional Community Development specialist for Huntington Bank, Monica E. Magette is part of a team that coordinates and manages community reinvestment programs.

She is also part of the 2003 Rising Star Program, chosen by the YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement as a future leader.

"This is a honor to receive this kind of recognition," said Magette, of Wyoming.

The Rising Star Programs support women ages 25 to 40 in pursuit of excellence in their careers.

The programs offer opportunities for young women to network with successful career women of diverse backgrounds.

Other Rising Star nominees also will be featured in this column.

Coats distributed

The last public distribution of coats collected during the Society of St. Vincent DePaul drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Lincoln Center, 1027 Linn St., West End.

Academic all-stars: Phi Beta Kappa

These students have been tapped for Phi Beta Kappa honors at Bowling Green State University:

Alex Frondorf, who graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. The La Salle High School graduate is the son of Peggy and David Frondorf of Westwood.

Esther Howard, a junior majoring in psychology. The Bethel-Tate High School graduate is the daughter of Patty and Stace Howard of Morrow.

Jacqueline McGowan, a senior majoring in biology/pre-medicine. The Lakota West High School graduate is the daughter of Lois Rose of Clarksville and Jack McGowan of West Chester Township.

Rhys Richards, a senior majoring in English and history. The Ross High School graduate is the son of Rebecca and Theodore Richards of Hamilton.

Leadership forum

Stephanie Schade of Hamilton participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston this past summer.

She was selected to attend based on her academic excellence, leadership potential and interest in medicine.

Stephanie is a senior at Fairfield High School.

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Our kids: Poster children

Six elementary school students who were poster winners in the Finneytown School District were treated to a pizza party at the Springfield Township Fire Department.

The young artists were from Brent and Cottonwood elementary schools.

They participated in a Fire Safety Week poster contest, sponsored by the Springfield Township Fire Department.

Winners were Kara Sauer, Amber Ward and Asia Bell from Brent Elementary in the grades K-2 category.

Emma Gilkey, Ginger Engel and Alina Murphy were winners in the grades 3-5 category from Cottonwood.

Emma's first-place entry was selected to go to the state competition for possible publication in the State Fire Marshal's calendar.

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