BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
Sophomore political science major Sara Kaminski has received a $750 J. Robert Bashore Scholarship, recognizing students who pursue liberal arts education in course work and extracurricular activities. She is the daughter of John and Marita Kaminski of Austintown. She is one of eight students in the University Honors program to receive a scholarship.
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
Sophomore nursing major Kristin Wilms has been nominated by the YSU Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Committee to compete in a national Jack Cooke Foundation competition. The 2000 Crestview High school graduate who holds a 4.0 grade point average at YSU was selected from 20 candidates to compete for one of 30 national scholarships.
Keona Padgett and Kristin Reamensnyder, both of Cortland, are members of the Eagle Elite Dance Team that won a second-place trophy for a home dance routine at a Universal Cheer Association camp competition in Tennessee. The team promotes school spirit, performing at half-time of basketball games. Members must maintain grade point averages of 2.3 or higher.
Padgett is the daughter of Anthony Padgett and Cherrie Padgett; Reamensnyder is the daughter of James and Michele Reamensnyder.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, BOSTON
Sophomore Lisa Puskarcik, a 2001 graduate of Boardman High School, was recently elected as one of the editors of the Harvard daily newspaper, The Harvard Crimson.
OHIO UNIVERSITY, ATHENS
Senior broadcast journalism major Chris Flickinger of Washington, Pa., placed fifth out of 60 entrants in the TV feature category of the William Randolph Hearst National Journalism Contest. Flickinger's video entries included a whimsical Valentine's Day piece at the My Favorite Muffin cafe in Athens and a piece showcasing the opening of Goodfella's Pizza. He won $600 and competes in April with nine other students for a trip to a finals round in San Francisco.