Scholarships available

Flipper's and Kent Brothers in Missoula will award two $300 scholarships to two deserving students attending the University of Montana for the Fall 2002 semester. Criteria for qualification will be a one-page essay explaining why you should receive the scholarship; a copy of all Fall 2001 grades; listing of your community service; and explanation of financial need. The scholarship may be used toward tuition and/or books. Entrants need to have applications to Flipper's, 125 S. Third St. W., by April 30. Contact Orrion or Ross at Flipper's, 721-4895.

Ford Motor Co. and local Ford dealers are offering 750 on-time $5,000 scholarships over the next three years in 11 states to high school juniors and seniors who intend to use higher education to enrich rural America. For information, write Scholarship Application Information, Ford County Scholars, P.O. Box 2169, Seattle, WA 98111-2169. Deadline to return applications: May 17.

Middle schools

Heather Hamilton, a student at Washington Middle School, recently was honored among 138 Montana seventh- and eighth-graders at the annual spring Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education conference in Great Falls. Scholarships were presented to Hamilton; Chase Decker, Kila; Julian Malinak, Kalispell, and Jessica Kuennen.

Winners of the Montana AGATE Conference SAT Challenge were honored recently in Great Falls. Andrew Baskett, Isaac Houston, Shevy Schmaus, Gharret Meng, Heather Hamilton, all of Missoula; Chase Decker, Kila; Julian Malinak, Kalispell; and Jessica Kuennen, Whitefish, were among the students from western Montana to be recognized.

High schools

Lewis Kogan and Christen Comstock, Sentinel High School, have advanced to finalist standing in the 2002 National Merit Scholarship Program, a distinction that places them in a group of about 15,000 students representing less than 1 percent of the U.S. high school graduating seniors. Kogan and Comstock received Certificates of Merit for their accomplishments.

Hoai-Luu Q. Nguyen, of Missoula, an 11th-grader at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., has earned Highest Honors for the winter term.

Amanda McClure, a 2000 graduate of Big Sky High School, was recognized for earning the American FFA degree, the highest degree that can be earned at the national level. The degree was awarded at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. The Missoula Chapter won the Sweepstakes Award for the most points earned in all competitions during the past year. Several students from Missoula public schools were awarded the State FFA Degree on April 11 during the State FFA Leadership Conference in Bozeman. Students from Big Sky High School are Jessica Gilman, Tom McClure, Jess Nichols, Heather Henderson, Sharla Bryant, Sonia Bertek, Angie Pickens, Gina Duelen, Correen Johnson, Marty Neff, Rick Miller and Danelle Clouse. From Sentinel High School are Heather Rimel, Rhett Buchman and Julie Rickert.

Loyola Sacred Heart High School Latin students were recognized by the American Classical League for superior performance on the 2002 National Latin Exam. Trey Starnes became the first Montanan to win four National Latin Exam gold medals since the exam's inception in 1978. Rebecca Natelson achieved a perfect score on the 2002 National Latin Exam. Latin I - Summa Cum Laude (gold medal), Rebecca Natelson, Karra Cuplin, Mary Winegart; Maxima Cum Laude (silver medal), Dan O'Brien, Sarah Bigelow, Jenny Greil; Magna Cum Laude, Ben Eddy, Sarah Stergios; Cum Laude, Frankie Barnhill, Alex Welander. Latin II - Summa Cum Laude, Sarah Moody, Chris Hammen; Maxima Cum Laude, Julian Kittelson-Aldred; Magna Cum Laude, Jon Lundt; Cum Laude, Alyssa Raser. Latin III - Summa Cum Laude, Piotr Musiela; Maxima Cum Laude, Valerie Ovitt; Cum Laude, Courtney Bobowiec. Latin IV - Summa Cum Laude, Trey Starnes; Magna Cum Laude, James Muus; Cum Laude, Justin Williams.

Missoula FFA Chapter results from the Western District FFA Leadership Conference and Career Development event competition follow: Prepared Public Speaking - first, Tom McClure, Big Sky High School; Extemporaneous Public Speaking - third, Sharla Bryant, Big Sky High School; Star Greenhand Western District - Maggie McAlpine, Big Sky; Creed Speaking - second, Jamie Parrish, Big Sky; Parliamentary Procedure - first place team, Sharla Bryant, Tom McClure, Jessica Gilman, Jess Nichols, Chelsea Chaffee, all of Big Sky, and Heather Rimel, Sentinel; Agricultural Mechanics - first-place team, Jess Nichols and Mike Hynes, Big Sky, and Ryan Liek and Rhett Buchman, Sentinel; Individual overall placings - first, Jess Nichols, and third, Ryan Liek; Agronomy - first-place team, Brian Trethewey, Larissa Dibble, Correen Johnson, Big Sky, and Heather Rimel, Sentinel; Individual overall placings - first, Brian Trethewey, and second, Heather Rimel, second; Greenhand-Agricultural Mechanics - first-place team, Wyatt Adams, Jamie Parrish, Logan Miller, Big Sky, and Lyndsey Renfro, Hellgate; Individual overall placings - Wyatt Adams, second; Farm Business Management - third, Jess Nichols, Tom McClure, Heather Rimel, Brian Trethewey, Big Sky; Quiz Bowl - second-place team, Wyatt Adams, Jamie Parrish, Maggie McAlpine, Logan Miller.

Jessica Sampson, a member of Sentinel High School's band, has been selected for membership in the American Musical Ambassadors Band. The select band, composed of outstanding students from all over the United States, will tour several European countries for three weeks next summer. Gary Gillet is Sentinel's band director.

Teachers from western Montana who have been named members of the Family Financial Literacy Fellowship Program at Montana State University-Bozeman include Trudi Shjeflo, Columbia Falls High School; Pamela Cainan and Judy Jorinek, Big Sky High School; Mary Fillmore, C.S. Porter Middle School; and Dani Spicher, Hamilton High School. The program is administered by MSU's Department of Health and Human Development and funded by Credit Counselors of America.

University of Montana

Tammara A. Adkins, Missoula, has been named a U.S. National Collegiate Award winner in nursing. Adkins attends the University of Montana College of Technology.


Kim Woodahl, a student at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) from Missoula, presented her senior recital March 23 at the college's Bjorling Recital Hall. She was accompanied by pianist Rebekah Richards. Woodahl is a senior majoring in management and studies flute privately.

Alto Kathleen Campbell of Missoula, a first-year student at Colby College (Waterville, Maine), traveled to travel to Greece on a concert tour with the Colby Choral in March.

Julianne Muus, Missoula, is among students from Syracuse University (New York) spending the Spring 2002 semester in London through the university's Division of International Programs Abroad.

The 2002 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include Flathead Valley Community College (Kalispell) students Morgan Hamilton, Jessica Polan, Christopher Lienesch, Suzanne Seguela, David Corbeille, Laura Holliday, Kurt Duffner, Randal English, Jolene Young, Dacie English, Lisa Thiel; FVCC (Libby) students Elisabeth Colson, Holly Hass, Lucile Hall and Diana Sweeney.

Dean's lists

Augsburg College (Minneapolis) - Briana Young, Missoula.

Columbia University (New York, N.Y.) - Brian Overland, Missoula.

Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) - Jessica M. Matthiae, Missoula.

Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Ore.) - Simon N. Sponberg, Missoula.

Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.) - Rachel Burnside, Missoula.

University of Nevada - Kris Hollenbeck, Missoula.

Johnson & Wales University (Providence, R.I.) - Brianne Lowery, Kalispell, majoring in baking and pastry arts.

Oregon State University (Corvallis) - Jade R. Smith, Darby, sophomore; Laura L. Opsommer, senior, Frenchtown; Katie J. Gilman, freshman, and Benjamin J. Hennes, freshman, both of Missoula; Rene E. Jones, senior, St. Ignatius.

Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) - Jessica Matthiae, Missoula.

Scholarship recipients

Christine B. Mahler, a senior at Sentinel High School has been awarded a Hamline University (St. Paul, Minn.) Presidential Scholarship.

Missoula Electric Cooperative recently awarded $1,000 scholarships for accredited schools within Montana including trade schools. The recipients were: Billie Jo Baker, Cole N. Mannix, both of Drummond High School; Jamie L. Davidson, Margaret F. Doolittle, Shane A. Jacobs, Rachel L. Kaufman, Ayla M. Mueller, Julia H. Powers, Brent E. Wundrow, all of Big Sky High School; Kristina L. Erickson, Hellgate High School; Caleb D. Lande, Kendra P. Jordan, Alexia J. Lofts, Chelsea K. Lofts, Tabetha N. Lynch, Joey D. Paskey, Timothy R. Porter, Rianon R. Tiensvold, all of Frenchtown High School; Paris E. Martin, Sentinel High School; Heidi L. Matthew, Seeley-Swan High School; Kyle J. McIntyre, Powell County High School (Deer Lodge); Matthew J. McKay, Holly P. Richards, both of Florence-Carlton High School; Tara D. McNeal, Valley Christian High School; Dawn M. Touchette, University of Montana College of Technology.

Elizabeth Carlisle, a senior at Hellgate High School, was awarded the $4,000 Horace Mann Scholarship.

Jordan Peck, of Valley Christian School, was named a United States National Award Winner from the United States Achievement Academy.

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