SOUTHWESTERN SENIOR TRIP: A group of Southwestern High School seniors traveled to New York City from March 17 to 22. Travelers pictured include, from left to right: Front, Olivia Cline, Bradley Sims, Ian Liter, Corey Williams, Brittany Dicus, Chelsie Bruther and Tommy Staker; middle, Kamille Brawner, Cory O’Neal, Viviana Tovar, Kelsi Morris, Laura Reece, Caylan Center, Tyler Smith, Morgan Mahoney, Savannah Hubbard, Iesha Cosby and sponsor/chaperone Nora Means; and back, Katelyn McIntosh, Cody Yount, Ashley Stoner, Marcus Coles, Jessi Smith, Travis Higham, Lauren Turner, Stuart Bramer, Jackie Preston, Nathan Williams, Nick Lawrence, Darius Whitson-Spegal, Caleb Rogers, Lexi Means, chaperone Bridget Skvara and sponsor/chaperone Darrin Means. (Submitted photo by groupphotos.com)
SOUTHWESTERN SENIOR TRIP: A group of Southwestern High School seniors traveled to New York City from March 17 to 22. Travelers pictured include, from left to right: Front, Olivia Cline, Bradley Sims, Ian Liter, Corey Williams, Brittany Dicus, Chelsie Bruther and Tommy Staker; middle, Kamille Brawner, Cory O’Neal, Viviana Tovar, Kelsi Morris, Laura Reece, Caylan Center, Tyler Smith, Morgan Mahoney, Savannah Hubbard, Iesha Cosby and sponsor/chaperone Nora Means; and back, Katelyn McIntosh, Cody Yount, Ashley Stoner, Marcus Coles, Jessi Smith, Travis Higham, Lauren Turner, Stuart Bramer, Jackie Preston, Nathan Williams, Nick Lawrence, Darius Whitson-Spegal, Caleb Rogers, Lexi Means, chaperone Bridget Skvara and sponsor/chaperone Darrin Means. (Submitted photo by groupphotos.com)
Milton Elementary School recently announced their honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. Students honored include:

Third Grade

A: Harrison Felts, Isabella McDole, Chaynon Wynn, Kagan Craig, John B. Cull and Kaci Huff.

A and B: Matthew Ashcraft, Jordan Brierly, Kailyna Loos, Andrew Meador, Bailey Nichols, Brendan Parkin, Logan Quiroz, Mitchell Sparks, Colton Auxier, Chloe Boehnlein, Adam Courtney, Savannah Crawford, Bryce Manning, Olivia Overton and Sean Spurr.

Fourth Grade

A: Jesse Peak, Allie Wilberding, Jackson Consley, Rachael Liter and Ryan England.

A and B: Dylan Chandler, Michaela Hines, Gloribel Lira, Grayson May, Maggie Stevens, Eliza Weston, Shelby Wood, Trace Taylor, Austin Rowlett, Jacob Helton and Elly Buchanan.

B: Nick Center.

Fifth Grade

A: Russ Crawford, Elisabeth Goodin, Mackenzie Herman, Quentin Huff, Caroline May, Alex Nichols, Jacob Perry, Abby Ponder and Mason Tilley.

A and B: Jarod Ashcraft, Isaac Durand, Makayla Flener, Dylan Jones, Jenna Overton, Alexis Rodriguez, Skyla Vogg and Zoey Yeakey.



Southwestern Middle School recently announced the students of the month for March. Students honored were:

Sixth Grade: Reading/English, Kaytlynn Sommer and Zachary Smith; math, Kaytlynn Sommer and Alexis Jones; science, Caleb Ream and Kassey Worcester; and social studies, Alexis Jones and William Pelsor.

Seventh Grade: Pre-algebra, Russ Watson, Zoe Kinser, Sydney Randall and Jadelynn Abbott; enrichment, Bradley Phillips, Nicholas Mitchell and Kaylee Hertz; science, Skyler Wynn, Juliann Lezama and Isaiah Birchfield; technology education, Skyler Wynn and Conner Skirvin; and reading, Samantha Suthard, Emma Foley and Amber Renecker.

Eighth Grade: Science, Annabelle Vosmeier and Lindsey Maddox; agriculture, Annabelle Vosmeier and Connor Stewart; and exploring French, Dylan Hamm and Macayla Hatchel.



Jenna Seel of Madison has been named to the dean's list of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Students named to the dean's list have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.700 on a 4.0 scale.



Three Courierarea students were named to the dean's list for the winter quarter at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The students earned a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Students named to the list include:

Corey Povaleri of Deputy, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, is the son of Tony and Tina Povaleri.

Franklin Totten of Hanover, a senior majoring in computer science and computer engineering, is the son of Mark and Nancy Totten.

Lindsey Watterson of Lexington, a junior majoring in software engineering, is the daughter of Dennis and Cheryl Watterson.



Bellarmine University recently announced their dean's list for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Students must earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be honored. Local students named to the list include:

Caitlin Kelly, of Madison, a freshman majoring in elementary education, is a graduate of Shawe Memorial High School.

Victoria Valkovci, of Madison, a sophomore is majoring in psychology, is a graduate of Shawe Memorial High School.



Carroll County High School graduate Steven Nicholas Abbott, of Carrollton, Ky., has accepted the merit-based Presidential Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University.



Samantha Buchanan of Dupont, was awarded a $20,000 Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship at a special dinner on March 7, 2013, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. This is SMWC's most prestigious scholarship and is renewable for four years, totaling $80,000.

Buchanan, a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, is a member of the National Honors Society, serves as the president of the German Club, and volunteers as a cadet-teacher at E.O. Muncie Elementary School. She has taken advanced placement classes in Calculus, English, and Studio Art, duel credit classes in Biology II, Introduction to Education, and Calculus, and is a member of the MCHS Fine Arts Academy. For the past two years, she participated in the Academic Decathlon, winning a silver medal in her category last year and a gold medal this year.  

Buchanan plans on majoring in elementary education and minoring in art education at SMWC.



Purdue University awarded approximately 3,300 degrees to students following the fall semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Five local students were among the graduates: Brice Gray of Lexington; and Alyssa Hall, Aaron Thorpe, Chad Tucker and Lauren Hunt, all of Madison.



Purdue University recently announced their academic honors for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 school year. To earn honors, students must have had at least a 3.5 semester or cumulative grade point average on a four-point scale.

The following area students were recognized for their achievement: Hannah Hardy and Lydia Huser, both of Lexington; Jessica Corya, Justin Posey and Jessica Dewar, all of Commiskey; Benjamin Van Wye of Dupont; Amber Hamilton of Hanover; and Michael Swartz, Megan Simmons, Susan Goley, Christopher Mathews, Grace Lemen, Anna Jones, Bridget Elston, Kathleen Hensler, Ashley Wehner, Amne Brawner, Samuel Schafer, Lauren Hunt, Erika Fisher, Lloyd Strohl, Kendra Nunan and Longding Zhang, all of Madison.



Zoe Ashlee Mires of Madison was honored with membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The organization is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students.

She was also one of 29 EKU freshmen inducted into the National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year Students on March 27. Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is open to full-time freshmen who earn a scholastic average of 3.5 or better at a four-year college or university.

Mires, a student at Eastern Kentucky University, is the daughter of Theron and Jill Mires. She is a 2012 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.



The University of Evansville recently announced that Kensi Sauley of Madison was selected as an Outstanding Future Educator by the university's School of Education faculty. Sauley, a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School who is majoring in elementary education, received the recognition from the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The awards were presented at the Ritz Charles in Carmel on April 12.



David Taylor of Milton, Ky., majoring in occupational safety, was one of 85 Eastern Kentucky University juniors, seniors and graduate students who were inducted into the EKU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a special ceremony on April 5. Taylor is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.



Michael MacRander of Lexington, a senior studying nursing at McKendree University was inducted to the university's Nursing Honor Society, which is reserved for students who rank in the top third of their class.



Jennifer Nicole Brown of Bedford, Ky., a sophomore correctional and juvenile justice studies major at Eastern Kentucky University, is the 2012-13 recipient of the Harold and Billie Alsup Endowed Scholarship.

The couple were longtime supporters of education and always encouraged Trimble County youth to go to college. Harold, born in Sanders, Ky., was a Navy veteran who served in World War II. A former Trimble County Magistrate and retired farmer, he served as deacon of the Milton Baptist Church and was a member of the Bedford Loan and Deposit Board of Directors.

Billie, born in Milton, Ky., was a homemaker, a member of the Milton Baptist Church and a contributor to the family farm.

EKU awards the scholarship annually to an entering full-time undergraduate or graduate student or a current full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Recipients must also be a graduate of Trimble County High School and demonstrate financial need. Tax deductible contribution to the scholarship can be made by calling (859) 622-1583.



Michael L. Stackhouse of Madison graduated from Waldorf College on April 27. Stackhouse graduated magna cum laude with a degree in fire science administration. He is married to Mindy Stackhouse and has one son, Noah.



Matthew Gale Macon of Bedford, Ky., graduated from Campbellsville University with a bachelor of science in history degree on May 4.



Four Courierarea students were among the University of Evansville graduates during the university's 155th commencement, held May 4.

Stephen Carnes of Madison, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering. Hilary Deuser of Hanover, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Hailey Jones of Madison, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science. Kensi Sauley of Madison, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.