Benjamin Kafferlin of Spring Creek is a member of the Ashbrook Scholar program at Ashland University. He is majoring in political science. The John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, created in the name of the late congressman, seeks to promote the study, research and discussion of the principles and practices of American constitutional government and preparation of students for careers in the public and private sector. Ashbrook Scholars are selected on the basis of academic and personal merit and are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
Benjamin West of Russell, a student in the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, earned a bachelor of science degree after the summer term, on Aug. 19.
Katlin McAvoy of Warren, a first-year student at Gettysburg College, was awarded a Presidential Scholarship by the college. Gettysburg College recognizes students' academic achievement in high school by awarding merit scholarships. The Presidential Scholarship goes to top-ranking applicants based upon their grade-point average, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores.