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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 11, 2010 [ NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES I Kaplan University cel- Drake. Diana Sullivan, Associate VanAmburg, Early Child- ebrated the graduation of They are Mikaela GeneralStudies. hood Education; Ryan its winter 2010 class dur- Jorgensen and Veronica Also from Cumming, Pentico, Culinary Arts; ing a live ceremony Satur- Mendez. Gail Coughlin, Pre-Nurs- Zechariah Polasky, day, Jan. 30, inMiami, FL ............................. - ...... ing; and from Prole, Viticulture; Shawn General Colin L. Powell, Nearly 500 students Weston Connor and Vetterick, Commercial the 65th Secretary of State graduated following the Megan Simms, Liberal Horticulture and Jamie and former Chairman of fall semester from Des Arts. Windle, Pre-Dental Occu- the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Moines Area Community ................................... pations. served as the commence- College's (DMACC's) DMACC President Rob Three students from ment speaker. Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Denson also released the Prole were also named. Students awarded de- Newton, Urban and West names of students eligible They were Colton Ogle, grees included Kyle'Will- Campuses. for the Fall Semester Auto Collision Technol- Whitney and Cameron Oviatt iams, Norwalk, who was Those from Norwalk Dean's List. To be eligible, ogy; Ariana Shnurman, awarded a Bachelor of Sci- were Cathy Acri, Legal a student must have Liberal Arts; and Sheila Family Ties ence in Information Tech- Assistant; Megan earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade Starmer, Pre-Nursing. Article Submitted nology. Goldizen, Business Ad- point average. - ..................................Despite being the first of their relatives to go to The Kaplan University ministration; Amanda Those from Norwalk Simpson College in Indianola, siblings Whitney and winter 2010 class of 3,300 Mitchell, Criminal Justice; include Matthew Cameron Oviatt's decision to move from Washington students earned their Kelly Sheldon, Associate Andrews, Brooke associate's and master's Degree Nursing; Mitchell Bingham, Emily Carlson, Birth State ~to attend the college was laced with family con- degrees - as well as profes- Smith, Marketing; and Cassandra Headley, Jor- Jason and Blaire St. nections. sional certificates - com- Kathy VanAmburg, Early dan Knees, Sarah Kramer, John, Belton, Me are the Long before either sibling was born, in 1969 their pletely online. Many of Childhood Education. Brittani McAninch, Shelby parents of a son, Lawson grandfather, Don Oviatt, then Superintendent of the them traveled from ................................... Mendoza, Molly Pytleski, Mitchell St. John, born Sat- Norwalk school district, hired a young teacher named around the country and Des Moines Area Com- Jamie Schumacher, Nicole urday~ Jan. 2, at St. Joseph Henry Christowski to coach softball at Norwalk High the world to attend the cer- munity College (DMACC) Sites and Frank Thomas, Medical Center in Kansas School. During Christowski's 11-year career at Norwalk, emony, meeting face-to- President Rob Denson re- all Liberal Arts. City, Me. Whitney and Cameron's mother, Lori Maudlin-Oviatt, face for the first time. cently released the names Also Stephanie Arnold, Lawson weighed 8 lbs., and their aunt, Dana Maudlin-Frey, as well as other ................................... of students eligible for the Rachel Short and Scott 13 oz. and was 21 in. long. aunts, played softball for Christowski. Eventually, Two Norwalk students Fall Semester President's Soper, Pre-Nursing; Jane He has a brother, Bentley, Whitney would too, as a standout pitcher for the have been named to the List. To be eligible, a stu- Harges, Medicalinsurance 3 1/2. Simpson softball team. President's List at Drake dent must have earned a and Coding; Brittany Grandparents are Larry Whitney first met Christowski as a junior in high school at Carnation, WA, when she traveled from her University in Des Moines. 4.0 grade point average. Jacobs, Todd Lawson and and Michelle St. John, This academic honor is Those recognized from Hannah Roth, Pre-Culi- Norwalk, and LouAnn hometown for pitching lessons. "She is a very intense achieved by earning a Norwalk include: Cathy nary,Arts; David Kersting, Baumgartner, Belton, Me. young lady, usually not entirely satisfied with her per- straight-A grade point av- Acri, Legal Assistant; Computer Aided Design; Great-grandparents are formance," said Christowski, head softball coach at erage of 4.0 during the Fall Bryce Benton, Melony Elizabeth Miller, Business Eldon and Carol Jean Simpson. "She works really hard." He immediately be- 2009 semester at Drake. Lane, Jami Legler, Administration; Paula Wood, Eagle Grove, and ganrecruiting her, and after visiting the Simpson cam- Norwalk students in- Mackenzie Morrison, and Murphy, Legal Assistant; Larry and Louise St. John, pus, she decided she wanted to play for the coach. "I wanted to play at a small school and I wanted to go clude Ryan McNulty and Joel Thronson, Liberal Kristy Paterno and Kathy Huxley. somewhere I could play multiple sportg," said Whitney, Kathryn Russell. Arts; Dallas Fath, Environ- who is also the middle hitter for the women's volleyball Two Norwalk students mental Science; Shandy were also named to the Johnson, Sara Schroeder LEISURE LINE team. And she plays post on the women's basketball Dean's List at Drake Uni- and Michelle Soper, Pre- Concluded from p. 3 team. Two years later, Whitney's brother, Cameron, fol- versity. This academic Nursing; Elizabeth (twice a week): Norwalk resident, $40; Non-resident, lowed in her footsteps. "Whitney was a big factor in my honor is achieved by earn~ Klinefelter, Photography; $46; Family Tee Kwon Do, First family member: decision to attend Simpson," said Cameron, who was ing a grade point average Barbara Narber, Culinary Norwalk resident, $50; Non-resident, $57.50; Second and recruited to Simpson by Head Football Coach, Jim of 3.5 or higher during the Arts; Isaiah Roth, Business third family member: Norwalk resident, $25 each; Non- Glogowski. According to Glogowski, Cameron, who is Fall 2009 semester at Administration; and resident, $28.75 each; Maximum family fee: Norwalk the Storm's starting punter, shares his sister's work ethic resident, $100; Non-resident, $115. Cost of testing for and just earned his second letter at Simpson in football belts and competition is extra. Anyone registering for as a sophomore. "He is a great kid," Glogowski said. Tee Kwon Do after the registration .deadline has "He really works and he is just a fun kid to be around." passed will be required to pay a $15 late fee in addi- Though their athletic schedules often conflict in the tion to the cost of the program, fall, Whitney and Cameron cheer each other on when- Registration Dates: Feb. 22 to March 5; Spring See- ever they can, as do their grandparents, Janet and Lee (VALENTINE'S DAY SPEClA sion: March 9, 11, 23, 25, 30, ApFil 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20,22, Maudlin who live in Norwalk. Janet taught in the 27, 29, May 4, 6. (Dates could vary-due to school func- Norwalk system and was also hired by Don Oviatt. Sund~yj Feb, 14th ~ tions/concerts). "They are at every single game," said Whitney. 1 1 a./n. - 7 pc/no~ The Oviatt's parents, Lori and Jim, also try to see the siblings play a few times a year, despite being more Roast Pork, Potato, Veggie, Angel Food Ministries ~ than 1800 miles away in Carnation. 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