Education Digest

Casey recognized

CINCINNATI — The Mount St. Joseph University Chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society has named its club leaders for the 2018-19 academic year. Lauren Casey of Beavercreek was named secretary and treasurer.

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society is an American collegiate honor society recognizing achievements in general scholarship. It was formed in 1922 by nineteen schools in the state of Texas. Since then, it has expanded to 300 chapters throughout the United States.

Ashley wins ROTC event

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University student Zachary Ashley of Beavercreek joined a team of Cedarville Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets to beat out much larger ROTC programs in a test of will, perseverance, physical endurance, and teamwork to win the 7th Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Knox, Ky. The competition was held on Nov. 2-4.

The team navigated three different circuits, each of which included many obstacle course events. The last activity on Friday was a tug-of-war round robin with the top five other teams – Ohio University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, the University of Notre Dame and East Tennessee State University. After quick victories, the Cedarville cadets came out on top.

Ashley with a team of 10 other students beat cadets representing 17 schools from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.

Neyra joins club

ASHLAND — Kayla Neyra of Beavercreek, is a member of the American Chemical Society at Ashland University.

Neyra is majoring in forensic biology. Neyra is a 2018 graduate of Beavercreek High School.

The purpose of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is to enhance professional development though guest speakers, judging science fairs and mentoring programs on science topics. The ACS is open to all undergraduates who are interested in chemical sciences.

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