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Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Briefs from arond the area schools.

SM students complete 'BABES'

Each third grader in Mrs. Heidi Larsen's St. Mary's third grade class has received a graduation certificate from their BABES puppet friends for completing a 6-week program of learning life skills to use now and for the rest of their lives.

Coordinated by Cindy Johnson of NWIADTU Prevention Education Dept., the student learning was sparked by community volunteer's gifts of time and talent:

The BABES puppets are brought to life by volunteers who lead small group discussions and present each lesson on feeling good about themselves, positive peer influence, developing coping skills and making good decisions. This year's helpers include: Mary Droessler, Joleen Brady, Mary Hoye, Pom Kavan, Mary Richardson, Lu Hoff and Joanie Clausen.

Anderson inducted into society

Lacey Rae Anderson, daughter of Robert and Joan Anderson of Marathon, has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was individually honored during a campus ceremony.

"It is only fitting that a high academic achiever like Lacey be recognized by Golden Key," said Kali Boatright, Golden Key assistant executive director. "Our members are inspired and motivated by the challenge not only to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments but also to make a positive impact on our world through the Society's commitment to service."

Golden Key International Honour Society is a non-profit, academic honors organization that provides academic recognition, leadership opportunities, community service, career networking and scholarships.

The Society has more than 300 chapters in the United State, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa and New Zealand. Membership into the Society is by invitation only to the top 15 percent of juniors and seniors in all fields of study.

Anderson inducted into society

Paula Keeler, choral director at Buena Vista University, was guest conductor for the East Central District Women's Honor Choir in Iowa City on Oct. 25. The 120 voice women's chorus included high school students from Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. Keeler also conducted the Mixed Chorus of 180 students. The Men's Chorus was conducted by Dr. James Rohde of Iowa State University in Ames.

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