Education digest

Wallace part of tradition

DAYTON — Peter Wallace will play a pivotal role in keeping alive a 52-year tradition at the University of Dayton that has given an extra-special Christmas to tens of thousands of children nationwide.

Wallace of Beavercreek, is a member of the Finance Committee for the all-student group organizing Christmas on Campus, believed to be one of the nation’s largest single-day, on-campus community service events. Christmas on Campus involves nearly three-quarters of the University of Dayton’s undergraduates — about 6,000 students. They help provide Dayton schoolchildren with toys, hats, gloves and Christmas memories they might not otherwise experience.

Many of them also “adopt” Dayton schoolchildren and lead them through a winter wonderland of arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, a model train display and much more. Children can make stockings, decorate ornaments and have their faces painted. This year’s Christmas on Campus was Dec. 8.

Agnew graduates from Heidelberg

TIFFIN — Danae Agnew of Beavercreek was honored at a reception Saturday along with about 50 other seniors who are December graduates of Heidelberg University. Agnew received a bachelor of arts degree in education.