• Melissa Gregor of Whitefish Bay received a 2009 Nursing Scholarship from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Oct. 2. She was one of 28 students who received the scholarship for pursuing a degree in nursing.
• Dana Michelle Gardner of Mequon and Emily Irene Hoover and Andrea Karin Strane, both of Whitefish Bay, all graduated with bachelor's degrees from the University of Iowa this summer.
• Mackenzie Alston and Briana Roberts of Homestead High School have been named semi-finalists for the National Achievement Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.
• Emma Binder of Whitefish Bay High School was selected to present her written work at the second annual Literature, Creativity and Social Justice Conference held at Mount Mary College on Oct. 17. Emma will present her work to compete for best essay, best creative work and best presentation. She will also attend a writing workshop and an open mike reading session.
• Mary Carthell, financial manager for Fox Point, graduated from the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute in 2009. This program is designed to advance the professional development of local government officials in Wisconsin. The curriculum consists of three, one-week annual programs with at least 33 hours of classroom instruction per program.
• Tracy Kellner of Mequon placed third in the 2009 Danskin Triathlon held in Pleasant Prairie. She finished in 1:06:01.
• JoAnn Macken of Shorewood, a faculty member of Mount Mary College, received the Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children's Literature Award from The American Horticultural Society and National Junior Master Gardener Program for her children's book, "Flip, Float, Fly! Seeds on the Move." The award was presented at the 2009 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 24.
• Brian Egelhoff of Mequon was honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association at a World Conference held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa on Marco Island, Fla., in September. Brian has been dedicated to creating tennis programs and playing opportunities for those with special needs. He has been involved in wheelchair tennis for the past 20 years as co-director of a wheelchair tennis program for adults and children. He has expanded his program to work with children affected by autism, Down syndrome and spina bifida by going in to schools. Some children have been in his programs for more than 15 years.
•Midshipman Richard Kern participated in the Acceptance Day ceremonies at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., on Sept. 12. The event marks the official acceptance of the class of 2012 into the ranks of the academy. Richard is a graduate of Nicolet High School in Glendale.
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