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D2 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS FAMILY ALBUM SUNDAY, JUNE 18,2006' Hails of ivy Wichman Holzmelster Volker Schmidtberger Golden Belt Bank of Ellis and Hays recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to one senior from each of the four high schools in Ellis County. A committee is developed at each high school to select a recipient for the scholarship. This year's winners were Rowdy Wichman, Ellis High School; Brieana Holzmeister, Hays High School; AH Volker, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, Hays; and Chad Schmidtberger, Victoria High School. Wichman is planning on attending the University of Kansas in the fall and majoring in strategic communications/graphic design. Holzmeister plans to attend Washburn University in Topeka and major in chemistry. Volker will attend Benedictine College in Atchison where she plans to major in biology/pre-occupational therapy. Schmidtberger will be attending Fort Hays State University majoring in agri-business. • • • Tamara Munsch, a 1997 Hays High School graduate and 2001 graduate of Kansas State University, received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., on May 14. In 2005, Munsch was one of 14 graduate students in the nation to receive a Graduate Student Fellowship from the Division of Organic Chemistry-American Chemical Society. She will travel to the Ruhr University- Bochum, in Bochum, Germany, t& fcontiriue resea»|&. as an . ^m^, ; ;l Alexander voifHumboldt Pos'frv ' ' doctoral Fellow. : Montgomery Moran At the invitation of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Chelsea Montgomery and Kelsey Moran, both of Hays, were selected to attend the 23rd annual Governor's Scholars Award Program on May 7 ih Topeka. The recognition ceremony honors the top academic 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state. "These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning. They've earned this honor, and I want to congratulate all of them on this achievement," Gov. Sebelius said. "We should also recognize their families, teachers and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals." This program is coordinated for the Governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. It is funded by donations from the Kansas Bankers Association and other private sector businesses in Kansas. Moran is also the recipient of the 2006 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Sixty Kansas students receive the four-year scholarship. In its 20th year, the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program is designed to promote student excellence and achievement and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence. Scholarships are awarded by congressional district. This year, 223 graduating high school seniors, who met the scholarship requirements, submitted applications. ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Jacob Gatschet of Hays received his ju- ris doctor degree from Ave Maria School of Law during a commencement ceremony May 14. Gatschet was one of 86 students who were the first to graduate from Ave Maria since the Law School gained full accreditation from the American Bar Association in August 2005. Ave Maria earned this distinction in just five years, which is the shorfest time frame possible. The son of Paul and Carolyn Gatschet, he conducted his undergraduate studies at Creighton University, earning a bachelor of science degree in 1986. He also has a master's degree in English from Gonzaga University, which he earned in 1995. Ave Maria School of Law offers a rigorous legal education characterized by a commitment to justice, excellence and the highest ethical and moral standards. Ave Maria students are from 47 states and Canada, with degrees from more than 200 universities. • • • Eagle Communications has awarded a $500 telecommunications scholarship to Joel Moore at Northwest Kansas Technical College. He is the son of Steve and Loretta Moore and a 2000 graduate of Oakley High School. Joel is in his Moore first year of the NWKTC Communications Technology program and plans to continue his education in the communications field. He hopes to one day find a job in Colorado. He is pleased with his first year of school and believes the NWKTC instructors are very knowledgeable in this area of study "We are honored to have a good working relationship with Northwest Kansas Technical College," said Rex Skiles, Eagle Communication's Broadband Division General Manager. "The scholarship we've established will support students who are committed to the study of telecommunications." I Lauren Gottschalk, Northglenn, Cold., has been named an All-American Scholar. Gottschalk attends Northglenn Middle School and will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. She is the daughter of Roger and Pam Gottschalk, Northglenn. Grandparents are Len and Linda Stary, Garden City, and Darline and Jerry Lemke, Sun City, Ariz. Great-grandparents are Alfred Stary and Edith Gottschalk, both of Hays. Tiffany Hester recieved her ju- ris doctorate degree with honors May 19 from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, Calif. She is a graduate of Great Bend High School and received a bachelor's degree in justice studies from Fort Hays State University. She is the daughter of Mike and Peggy Hester. Douglas K. Waters, Hays, graduated May 13 from Texas A&M University with a master of fine arts degree in studio art. The university awarded 541 baccalaureate and 144 master's degrees. Cameron L. Werth, son of Mark and Simone Werth, Hays, and a student at Thomas Moore Prep Marian High School, was named the 2005-06 recipient of St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vt., Scholarship and Service Book Award. Werth was presented with the book "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," by Loung Ung, a St. Michael's College graduate. Recipients are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations. Hester Sorg-Hembree Raymond and Doris Sorg, Medicine Lodge, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Marie, to Ryan Joseph Hembree, son of Rob and Donna Metzker, Ness City, and Fred and Sherry Hembree, Hutchinson. Grandparents are Arthur and Nadine Sorg, Medicine Lodge, the late Ramon and Rhonda Hale, Bob and Phyllis Hembree, and Ervin and Helen Koerner, all of Ness City. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Medicine Lodge High School, a 2002 graduate of Hutchinson Community College, and a 2006 graduate of Fort Hays State University. She earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in leadership. She is currently employed by Wal-Mart. The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Ness City High School. He is currently attending Fort Hays State University. His expected graduation is 2007 with a bachelor's degree in information networking and telecommunications with an emphasis in Web development. He is currently employed as a support manager at Wal-Mart. An Aug. 12, 2006, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays. A reception will follow at the Schenk Building. Stork Club Trent Wesley Pinero I, son of Trent & Melissa Pinero, Shreveport, La., was born Feb. 22, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents'are Marvin & Erma Sander, Oakley, the late Mitchell Graham, formerly of Grainfield, Ed and Sue Pinero, and Tina and David Pierce, all of Picayune, Miss. Great-grandparents are Frances Stithem, Plainville, and the late Albert Stithem, the late Spencer and Aurelia Graham, formerly of Grainfield, Edith Browne, Bourg, La., and the late Violet "Mimi" Bailey, formerly of Picayune. • • • Lauren Virginia Glassman, daughter of Eric and Melanie (Treaster) Glassman, Olathe, was born Tuesday, June 6, 2006. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19% inches long. Grandparents are Jim and Bev Glassman, Hays, and Joe and Angela LeSage, Beloit. Great-grandparents are lola Ruder and Ann Glassman, Hays, Lois Simoneau and Maurice LeSage, Beloit, and Eldon Treaster, Fort Collins, Colo. Great-great-grandmother is Corene Harrison, Plainville. • • • Brennen Rae Steinert, son of Trevor Steinert and Stacey Prosser, Liebenthal, was born May 17,2006, at Hays Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Tom and Brenda Prosser, McCracken, Vel- Rae "Sis" Starkey, Liebenthal, and Myron and Joan Steinert, Burlington. Great-grandparents are Ray and Velma Carver, Liebenthal, Frank and Elaine Littler, La Crosse, and Alvin and Bernadine Prosser, Russell. • • • Kameron Scott Petz, son of Kelly and Melanie Petz, Hays, was born May 31,2006, at Hays Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was IB'A inches long. He has two brothers, Nathan and Nicholas, and one sister, Kallynn. Grandparents are Wes and Sandy Oakley, Hays, and Danny and Patricia Petz, McCracken. Great-grandparents are Thelma Oakley, Lakin, Bud and Betty Fisher, Red River, N.M., Leland and Mary Steitz, La Crosse, and Dolores Petz, McCracken. Announcement euldellnos • Engagement, wedding and anniversary forms are available at the newspaper office, 507 Main. Anniversary information,' can be submitted before or after the event. Forms and pictures must be submitted before noon Wednesday to appear in Sunday's paper. Wedding dress descriptions are not published. Pictures of the bride and groom should be vertical and can be either black-and- white or color. The same guidelines apply for engagement and anniversary pictures. There is no charge for the announcements and single picture. An anniversary announcement also can include the cou- ple's wedding picture for a $25 charge. • Birth announcements should include birth date, place of birth, and weight and length of the infant. Also include the names and ages of any siblings and the names and addresses of parents and grandparents. There is no charge. Sleichter-Bishop Janet Sleichter, Abilene, and the late Stephen Sleichter, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Beth Janelle, to Tanner Lane Bishop, son of Marcus and Janna Bishop, Hays. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Abilene High School, and is attending Fort Hays State University, where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She is employed by the Department of Leadership Studies at FHSU. The prospective bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Hays High School and is attending Fort Hays State University, where he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in music education. He is employed by Sonic. A July 15, 2006, wedding is planned at New Life Center, Hays, with a reception at North Oak Church, Hays. Cornelio-Frpetschner::;' Baldomero and Maria Cornelio, Kansas City, Kan., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Belinda Lorenza, to Christopher Michael Froetschner, son of Cheryl and Stan Froetschner, Russell. Grandparents are Jovita Cornelio, Mexico City, and the late Faustino Cornelio, Lorenza Ramirez, Kansas City, and the late Francisco Ramirez, Warren and Ruth Berquist, Salina, and the late Neva and Robert Froetschner, Lamed. The bride-elect is a graduate of J.C. Harmon High School, Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She will be employed as a third grade teacher at Crestview Elementary, Shawnee Mission Public School District, in the fall. The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Russell High School and Kansas State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business management. A July 8,2006, wedding is planned at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Overland Park. Hyde-Baker Jenny Killen, Hastings, Neb., announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Maria Killen Hyde, to Robert David Baker, son of Mary Baker, Matagorda, Texas. The bride-elect is a graduate of Osborne High School. She Is employed by DSNWK, Hill City, as a direct service professional, and also works as a clerk at Cameron's Corner, Hill City. She is working on a nursing degree. The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Bay City High School, Bay City, Texas. He is employed by PSI, Hoxie, as a truck driver. A Sept. 23,2006, wedding is planned for City Park, Hill City. Schwarz-Welch David and Ilene Schwarz, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica, to Joshua Welch, son of Greg and Maria Welch, Lawrence. The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Grinnell High School and a 2006 graduate of University of Kansas with a master's degree in social welfare. She is currently employed by Phoenix Family Housing Corporation, Kansas City, Mo. The prospective bridegroom is a 1995 graduate of Hoisington High School, and a 2006 graduate of University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in linguistics. He is currently employed by Connex International, Lawrence. A July 23,2006, wedding is planned in Lawrence. Gillen-Smyth Bob and Pam Glllen, Hays, an- , nounce the engagement and ap- ' preaching marriage of their ' daughter, Kelsey Michelle, to ' Steven Laverne Smyth, son of Don and Sandi Smyth, Phoenix. The bride-elect is a 2005 gradu- ; ate of Oklahoma State University. She is currently an academic advisor with The Honors College at Oklahoma State University. The prospective bridegroom ; earned a bachelor's degree in mu-' sic education from Iowa State University and in May 2006, received a master's degree in music from Oklahoma State. | An Aug. 5,2006, wedding is planned at Bennett Memorial Chapel, Stillwater, Okla. ' Humphrey-Yarmer Gary and Linda Humphrey, Bison, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily, to Derek Yarmer, son' of'Michael ah'd> SioH- ja Yarmer; Albert: ' •••;<:'• -•••••; •.,-" The bride-elect is a graduate of Otis-Bison High School and Fort Hays State University, where she earned a degree in office technology. She will attend North Central Kansas Technical College this fall and major in nursing. The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Otis-Bison High School and is currently a senior at Fort Hays State University, where he is majoring in chemistry. He plans to attend medical school in fall 2007. A July 22, 2006, wedding is planned at Bison United Methodist Church, Bison. Towns-Vance Randy and Bonnie Towns, Stockton, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tara, to Steve., Vance, Dighton. . . .. ,,, The bride-elect is.a graduate of Stockton High School and Fort ., Hays State University. She is em- ,, ployed at Simply Charmed. , The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Dighton High < School and Fort Hays State University. He is employed as a teacher at La Crosse High School. A July 22, 2006, wedding is planned at North Oak Community Church, Hays. Simon-Baalman Melvin and Chris Simon, Warrensburg, Mo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Gayle, to Eric Lee Baalman, son of Duane and Michaela Baalman, Oakley. Grandparents are Joe and Lee Ann Rehmer, Grinnell, Johnnie Baalman, Oakley, and the late Ruth Baalman. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Crest Ridge High School and is currently attending Kansas State University. She is expecting to graduate in May 2007, with a bachelor's degree in feed science. The prospective bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Oakley High School and is currently attending Kansas State University. He is expecting to graduate in May 2007, with a bachelor's degree in agronomy, An Aug. 12,2006, wedding is planned at St. Paul Church, Angelus. Bittel-Beneda Michelle Bittel and Nicholas Beneda were married Feb. 25, 2006, at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays, with the Father Kevin Weber officiating. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bittel, Hays, Natalie Konstadinidis, Woodstock, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beneda, Council Grove. The bride was escorted by her parents. Honor attendant was Andrea Beneda, sister of the bridegroom. Attendant was Kristen Bittel, sister of the bride. Best man was Brent Pfeffer, friend of the bridegroom. Groomsman was Thomas Hendricks, brother of the bride. Guests were seated by John Thomason and Thomas Hendricks, cousins of the bride. Flower girl was Desbien Chaput, Mend of the couple, and ringbearer was Gabriel Beneda, nephew of the bridegroom. The bride is a graduate of Hays High School and is employed by American Eagle Outfitters. The bridegroom is a graduate of Hays High School and is serving in the U.S. Army The couple is at home in Augusta, Ga. For engagement, wedding & anniversary announcements on the Net go to: social.hdnews.net CHARMEP brought to you by: *" m Visit us for your bridal jewelry & gifts shopsimplycharmed.coin r

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