Academic honors

The Newton Kansan
Ellen Miller

PEO awards scholarships

Newton Chapter IA of PEO recently awarded two scholarships.

Jaden Anton and Ellen Miller Garrett were chosen to receive these scholarships. These two girls were honored because of their academic excellence, service to the community, and their leadership and talent through their many high school activities. Anton will attend Kansas State University in the fall and Miller will attend University of Washington or Knox College in the fall.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization in which women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. There are a quarter of a million members in chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada and their mission is that of promoting educational opportunities for women through six international philanthropies or projects.

Bontrager named to Dean's List

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Seth Bontrager of North Newton qualified for the Spring 2020 Dean's List at Belmont University.

Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Approximately 53% of Belmont's 6,313 undergraduate students qualified for the Spring 2020 Dean's List.

"This achievement for the spring semester indicates that these students have placed a high priority on their work at Belmont and have invested time and energy in their studies,“ Belmont Provost Thomas Burns said. ”It is our strong belief that consistent application in this manner will reap great benefits, which will equip them for a lifetime of learning and growing."

Church named to Dean's List

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Bethany Church of Newton was named to the Dean's List by Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2020 spring semester.

This was a result of earning a semester grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Pensacola Christian College is a liberal arts college enrolling students from every state in the U.S. and from around the world. The college has an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students (undergraduate, graduate and seminary) and offers a variety of programs of study.

Peabody names honor rolls

Peabody junior and senior high named the final honor rolls for the 2019-2020 school year.

Those earning honors are listed below.

High Honors

(3.5 GPA or above)

6th Grade — Chloe Callahan, Leah Decker, Addison Gann, Katy Huls, Kaiden Jackson, Lucas Partridge, Braxton Teer.

7th Grade — Madelynn Blythe, Leyton Coover, Colin Eldridge, Angelina Fister, Cade Gossen, Christopher Spencer.

8th Grade — Cadence Craig, Stacy Sattler.

9th Grade — Brandon Biggs, Sophie Coover, Alexis Davis, Lukas Spencer, Alexander Young.

10th Grade — Alexander Caldwell, Johnson Glover, McKayla Hauck, Thomas Smith.

11th Grade — Hadlye Clark, Mackenzie Eden Kaete Johnson, Sarah Spencer.

12th Grade — Aubrey Craig, Dena Crick, Mone Fritz, Morgan Gaines, Bastian Herwig, Adriana Newman, Thomas Page, Jess Philpott, Lexi Schreiber, Caleb VanCuren, Tanner Wedd, Tristan Wedd, Rocco Weerts.

Honor Roll

(3.0 GPA and above)

6th Grade — Joesuf Aydelott, Forrest Maris, Abigail Pease.

7th Grade — Avelle Bonfoh, Dashiell Strotkamp.

8th Grade — Samuel Eldridge, Chris Kegley, Roselynn Moore, Ashton Percival.

9th Grade — Madyson Goossen, Caleb Laney.

10th Grade — Jake Partridge, Noal Reynolds, Skylre Stucky, Mya Winter, Philip Young.

11th Grade — Madyson Foth, Brenton Lett, Jasper Talkington.

12th Grade — Taven Scott, Summer Watkins.

Jaden Anton