Tuesday, May 26, 2015



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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2015

    Alumni Association honors students, graduate students for achievements

    Eight graduating Kansas State University students have been recognized by the K-State Alumni Association for outstanding achievements during their college careers. Amy Button Renz, Alumni Association president and CEO, presented the students with plaques during an awards luncheon April 29 at the K-State Alumni Center. The

  • Local |Briefs |Education | May 24, 2015

    Wamego native graduates

    Amanda Dendurent, Lenexa, formerly of Wamego, was among graduate students receiving advanced degrees Saturday, May 16, at Emporia State University. Dendurent, an early childhood teacher in the Kansas City, Kansas (USD 500) school district, was presented a master’s degree in early childhood education. She is a 2006

  • Local |Briefs |Education | May 24, 2015

    MATC announces a SkillsUSA national competitor

    Robert Brehmer, a Manhattan Area Technical College Air Conditioning and Refrigeration student, placed 1st in the State HVAC SkillsUSA competition, earning his way to the national competition to be held June 22 - 26 in Louisville, Kentucky. Marshall Manly, also an HVAC student, brought home the silver

  • Local |Briefs |Education | May 24, 2015

    Flint Hills Christian awards students

    Flint Hills Christian School hosted its Secondary Honors Night May 7 at Living Word Church. In addition to scholarship and honor roll announcements, top students in each class were recognized. Senior Chaustin Root and junior Ashlyn Shultz received the Strong Heart Award, given annually to two

  • Local |Briefs |Education | May 24, 2015

    FHCS student places in journalism competition

    Jessica Crespino, a sophomore at Flint Hills Christian School, placed second in copy editing for 1A/2A schools in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest held May 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Crespino qualified for the state contest by placing in the

  • Local |Briefs |Education | May 24, 2015

    Anthony Middle School awarded for service

    Anthony Middle School was recognized for the Centennial Middle School League school service award for community involvement recently. The award is determined by student enrollment, money raised, items donated and hours of service. The school finished the year with a converted total of $10,101.23 or $22.75 per

  • Local |Education | May 24, 2015

    MHS class of 2015 earns scholarships, awards

    Manhattan High School seniors received numerous accolades this year. Nadal Abudayyeh: football athletic scholarship, Independence Community College Camden Adams: High scholastic achievement - 4.0 GPA, MHS; Furman University Grant, Furman University;Paladin Merit Award, Furman University Samantha Adams: High scholastic achievement - 4.0 GPA, MHS; Kansas ACT

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 24, 2015

    Retiring K-State support staff

    The following university support staff employees were recognized at the 2015 University Support Staff Recognition Ceremony on April 22. In last Sunday’s edition of The Mercury, the wrong names were published because an incorrect list was provided. Here is the correct list of retiring K-State support

  • Local |Briefs |Education | May 24, 2015

    Local student graduates from Oregon State

    CORVALLIS, Ore – Oregon State University will hold its 146th commencement on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Reser Stadium. Jacqueline M. Hertel,  Manhattan, is expected to receive her Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science.

  • Local |Briefs |Business | May 23, 2015

    K-Stater magazine has new editor

    Tim Schrag was named the 10th editor of the K-Stater magazine for the K-State Alumni Association, effective April 22. He will oversee the quarterly magazine’s conception, planning, content research and annual budget. In addition to writing and copy editing editorial content, Schrag also will coordinate

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