Dearborn Co. Young Professionals Present Scholarships

first_imgLawrenceburg’s Abbigail Sampson was awarded the scholarship during her graduation party. (Image courtesy: AIM Young Professionals)Three recent graduates from Dearborn County are receiving college assistance from the AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County.Lawrenceburg High School senior Abbigail Sampson and South Dearborn High School’s Kaleb Barrows were each awarded $500 to aid in financing their college education.The students were chosen from among several qualified candidates in earning AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships.“This is the best graduation gift, I am so surprised!” Sampson said during a surprise awarding of the scholarship check by AIM YP President Hollie Stoops at her graduation party.Along with outstanding grades, Sampson’s high school activities helping her earn the scholarship included four years on the LHS Academic Team, Students Against Substance Abuse, Student Council, and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.AIM YP’s board selected Barrows because of his enthusiasm in the classroom, volunteering, in athletics, and working with his hands. In his essay, the future Xavier University student wrote that he plans to become a dentist and establish an office in Dearborn County.“I have had a goal from a very young age that I want to own my own business,” Barrows stated.“As I have grown older I have evolved that dream into the idea of owning my own dental practice. I feel owning a practice in the Dearborn County area would not only benefit me, but others as well. I have always felt the desire to give back to others with hard work and dedication and believe this would be the chance for me to do that.”Barrows has volunteered numerous hours with the Hope Baptist Church Worship Band, Ripley Creek hunting Association, ORSANCO River Sweep, and other causes. During the summer break before college, Barrows said he plans to try his hand at building pergolas and gazebos.Additionally, South Dearborn senior Andrew Bruner was awarded the $250 Young Professionals Scholarship through South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars. He received the scholarship at Dollars for Scholars’ awards ceremony held at Dearborn Country Club on June 5.Bruner is a four-year member of the South Dearborn cross country team and math academic team, as well as an inductee into the National Honor Society. With the help of the Dollars for Scholars Young Professionals Scholarship, he plans to attend Mount St. Joseph University in the fall.The annual scholarships are funded through sponsorships for the AIM YP 5K Run/Walk presented by Walmart and Top Quality Building Products held each spring and annual membership dues.Each scholarship applicant was required to be a student at any of Dearborn County’s three high schools or residing in Dearborn County.In May, South Dearborn senior Crystal Nichols was named the 2014 Dearborn County Maverick Challenge Champion and won $3,000 at the local and regional competition levels. Classmates Andrew Wildridge and Kerry Raab shared a $500 prize as the local runner-up team.AIM YP plans to offer the AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships and the Maverick Challenge again in 2015 to students at East Central, Lawrenceburg, and South Dearborn high schools.Interested students and parents can learn more by visiting here >>last_img read more

Davis Cup: Basic defeated Grigelis, BiH – Lithuania 2: 0

first_imgThe second meeting of the last round of the Second group of Euro Africa zone between Davis Cup teams of Lithuania and BiH played Laurynas Grigelis and Mirza Basic. Our tennis player won with the score 3: 1 in sets (7: 6.7: 5/7: 6/7: 0 /, 3: 6, 6: 3) and thus increased the lead of our team to 2: 0.After Damir Dzumhur defeated Lukas Mugevicius with the score 3: 0 (6: 2, 6: 2, 6: 3) in sets, Mirza Basic (157 ATP) played with Laurynas Grigelis (454 ATP).There was a great fight in the first set, and it was resolved in the tie-break, where Basic was more successful with the score 7: 5, who thus led 1: 0 in sets after 49 minutes.The second set ended in a tie-break as well first. Basic was more focused and better and won a tie-break 7: 0, as well as the second set to take the lead 2: 0 in the match.Grigelis must save in the third set to stay in the match, in which he succeeded. After 34 minutes of play he got the third set with 6: 3 in games.However, Mirza played in the fourth set much better and did not allow a surprise. He won the set with 6: 3 in games and enrolled victory against Grigelis and increased the lead of BiH against Lithuania on 2: 0. The match lasted for 2 hours and 48 minutes.To recall, with the victory over Lithuania, BiH would qualify in the first group of Euro Africa zone, which would be a historic achievement for BH Davis Cup team.Davis Cup:Lithuania – BiH 0: 2, Laurynas Grigelis – Mirza Basic 1: 3 (6: 7/5: 7/6: 7/0: 7 /, 6: 3, 3: 6)Other matches in the duel between Lithuania and BiH:Saturday, 2 pm:Tadas Babelis / Tomas Vaise – Mirza Basic / Tomislav BrkicSunday, 1 pm:Laurynas Grigelis – Damir DzumhurLukas Mugevicius – Mirza Basic(Source: D. B./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Ex-West Ham star warns Manuel Pellegrini about ‘having a go’ at fans

first_img“The goals they have conceded against Bournemouth were so sloppy and he doesn’t know his best team.“To start three players in the first game, and then totally leave them out of the squad for the next game is a little bit bizarre.“I think Manuel Pellegrini has got to be a little bit careful with what he says, after two games coming out and talking about the supporters. 2 gameday REVEALED smart causal ALTERED A full capacity London Stadium soon emptied as soon as the Hammers’ performance levels dropped England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won But, after being thrashed by Liverpool on the opening weekend, Hammers fans were understandably disappointed to have seen their side throw away a lead so cheaply.Ashton, who played for the club for three years until his early retirement, believes Pellegrini must be careful when criticising the supporters however – especially given the Hammer’s woeful record since moving to the problematic London Stadium.With a huge London derby against Arsenal on Saturday, the former England striker urged the new Hammers boss to be careful.West Ham have been awful defensively really,” Ashton revealed on the Weekend Sports Breakfast. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes West Ham’s new manager, Manuel Pellegrini has lost his opening two matches of the Premier League campaign. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Dean Ashton has told Manuel Pellegrini to worry about results on the pitch before ‘having a go’ at West Ham United supporters.The Chilean was irked after seeing the London Stadium practically empty before Saturday’s defeat against Bournemouth was confirmed. silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED “Well hang on a minute Manuel; did you not see some of the games they had to watch last season?“It probably felt to them similar again this season, so I think you have got to be a little bit careful coming out and having a go at the supporters.“Sort the team out on the pitch; get them playing well, get the results and the fans will be there.” possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 huge blow Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more