Applause for educational achievements

First Posted: 1/17/2014

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The Lima News publishes this education page each Monday. It includes photographs from area schools, honor rolls, dean’s lists and other educational accomplishments.

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Parent support group sets meeting

LIMA — The Your Kids First Parent Support Group is to meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the library at South Science Technology Magnet School, 755 St. Johns Ave.

The support group, created this school year, is for parents of children with disabilities. The group was started by a parent in the Lima City Schools, but it is open to any interested parent.

Attendees this month will view Rick Lavoie’s video “F.A.T. City.” The video allows viewers to experience the same frustrations, anxiety and tension that children with learning disabilities face in their daily lives.

For information, contact group founder Amy Cunningham at 419-204-8025.

Lima Elks name top students

LIMA — The Lima Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 54 named Kathryn Ying Chung and Nicholas D. Bockey as its Students of the Month” for December. Student of the Month chair Annette Schroeder presented each winner with a check for $100 and a certificate of recognition.

Chung, a senior at Shawnee High School, has a 4.23 grade point average. The daughter of Rosemary Pinto and Dr. Maurice Chung is a member of the National Honor Society, student government president, senior editor of the yearbook and a member of the Art Club.

She plans to study sport administration, attend law school and become a sports agent.

Bockey, a senior at Delphos St. Johns High School, has a 4.0 GPA. The son of Karen and Mark Bockey is a member of the basketball team, school Liturgy Team, Crespi Society, National Honor Society and SADD.

He plans to attend Ohio Northern University or the University of Findlay and work toward a doctorate degree in pharmacy. He hopes to begin his pharmacy career in a hospital.

Two students earn EPA scholarships

BOWLING GREEN — Two area environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships to study at Ohio colleges and universities through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund.

The scholarship program is designed to encourage students to consider environmental science or engineering while rewarding outstanding undergraduate students based on merit.

Students in four-year programs include Janelle Horstman, of Cloverdale, who attends Bowling Green State University in environmental science; and Casey White, of Bellefontaine, who attends Urbana University in math and science Education. They each receive a $2,250 scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.

The next application deadline for scholarships is May 1. Additional information about the scholarship program is available by calling 614-644-2873 or visiting

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