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Amy Finch, daughter of John and Joyce Finch of Norwalk, graduated with distinction from the Radiology Technology program at BGSU Firelands. At the ceremony, she was awarded Overall Academic Excellence with a GPA of 3.87. Brittany Rospert has enrolled as a freshman at The University of Findlay for the 2007-08 academic year.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Amy Finch, daughter of John and Joyce Finch of Norwalk, graduated with distinction from the Radiology Technology program at BGSU Firelands. At the ceremony, she was awarded Overall Academic Excellence with a GPA of 3.87.

Brittany Rospert has enrolled as a freshman at The University of Findlay for the 2007-08 academic year.

Rospert, a 2007 graduate of St. Paul High School, is the daughter of Robyn and David Rospert, 220 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio, 44857.

Rospert was active in student council, Key club, prom committee, retreat team, National Honor Society, volleyball, swim and softball teams. She was also named to the honor roll.

Rospert was awarded the President's Scholarship from the university.

The University of Findlay is an innovative, career-oriented university located in Findlay, Ohio, with a total enrollment of more than 4,500 full-time and part-time students. In 2007, the institution is celebrating its past and embracing the future during its 125th anniversary. Programs marking milestone anniversaries this year include the pre-veterinary program, the social work program, the English equestrian studies program and the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books. The University of Findlay offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 majors, eight master's degrees and a doctor of pharmacy.

Ava L. Dahm of Collins, Damon Eric Bauer of Norwalk, and Katrina Marie McDaniel of Willard, have received the BGSU Firelands Challenge Scholarship. They will receive $1,000 toward their tuition at Bowling Green State University Firelands College for the 2007-2008 academic year.

This scholarship is sponsored by BGSU Firelands and recognizes the academic accomplishments of high school teams that place first, second and third in the Annual Firelands Challenge competition. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduate of each of the three winning schools.

Dahm is a 2007 graduate of Western Reserve High School where she was involved in student council, art club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Firelands Challenge academic team, track, cross country, National Honor Society, and Model United Nations.

She is a freshman at BGSU Firelands. She is the daughter of Mark Dahm and Carol Harper.

Bauer is a 2007 graduate of Edison High School and EHOVE Tech Prep program. While in high school he was a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Business Professionals of America and the Edison High School varsity golf team.

He is a freshman majoring in visual communication technology. He is the son of Eric and Peggy Bauer of Norwalk.

McDaniel is a 2007 graduate of Willard High School where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and was a member of the swim team. She has done volunteer work with the American Heart Association, the Salvation Army, a local hospital and her church youth group.

She is a freshman majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Patrick and Carol McDaniel of Willard.

Sasha Marie Beyl of Norwalk, Jillian L. Puder of Norwalk, and Megan Rae VanWinkle of Norwalk, have received the Alta M. Croll Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands Challenge. They will receive $1,256 toward their tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year.

This endowed scholarship is available to part-time and full-time students, with preference given to women who are resuming their education.

Beyl is a 2000 graduate of Ashland High School. She is majoring in computer science technology at BGSU Firelands where she has been on the dean's list.

She lives with her fianc, Shawn Wright, in Norwalk, and is the daughter of Anthony Shearer and Brenda Beyl.

Puder is a 1997 graduate of New London High School. She is a junior majoring in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands where she has been on the dean's list and is president of the radiologic technology class of 2008.

She is a member of the North American Martial Arts Institute.

She lives with her husband, Corey Puder, in Norwalk, and is the daughter of Bruce and Marjorie Sanford of Norwalk.

VanWinkle is a 1995 graduate of Norwalk High School. She is a sophomore majoring in computer science technologies at BGSU Firelands where she has a 4.0 grade point average.

She lives with her husband, Tony VanWinkle, in Norwalk, and is the daughter of Matthew and Bobbie Kean, both of Norwalk.

Ashley Marie Schaffer of Norwalk and Jennifer Lynn Bundschuh of Norwalk have received the John F. and Doris H. Ernsthausen Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. They will receive $1,826 toward their tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year.

This scholarship is awarded to two graduating seniors of either Norwalk High School or St. Paul High School. Academic achievement of a level promising success in college is the chief qualification. Applications are screened by principals of the two schools and they recommend a pool of three finalists from which the ultimate recipient is selected by the BGSU Firelands Scholarship Committee.

Schaffer is a 2007 graduate of Norwalk High School where she was involved with student council, foreign language club, varsity soccer and varsity basketball. She was also an Earth Team volunteer.

She is a freshman majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Robin and Alisa Schaffer of Norwalk.

Bundschuh is a 2007 graduate of St. Paul High School where she was involved in cheerleading, track, cross country, Key Club, National Honor Society, choir, and prom committee. She has also been involved with Autistic Spectrum Camp.

She is a freshman majoring in speech language pathology. She is the daughter of Paul Bundschuh and Monica McDonald.

Lynn M. Hoag of Milan has received the DeBard Family Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $546 toward her tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year.

This scholarship was established by the Robert DeBard family. Dr. DeBard is a former dean of BGSU Firelands and he is currently a professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Department at Bowling Green State University. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student pursuing a degree in business or education, who is from Erie County. Applicants need a GPA of better than 3.0 to be considered.

Hoag is a 2006 graduate of Edison High School where she was student of the month and a homecoming attendant. She was named to Who's Who in American High School Students, was inducted into the National Honor Society and earned her honors diploma. She was involved in Buckeye Girls State and became an accomplished softball player. She received the President's Education Award, State Board of Education Award of Merit and the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award. She was involved in Student Council, Future Teachers of America, Key Club, Spanish Club, Math Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Enlightenment Program and volleyball.

She is a sophomore majoring in special education. She is the daughter of Scott Hoag and Joanne Hubbard.

Ashley Marie Ensign of Norwalk has received the BGSU Firelands Faculty and Staff Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,992 toward her tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year.

This endowed award is available to students who are enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis with demonstrated financial need.

Ensign is a 2004 graduate of St. Paul High School.

She is a senior majoring in criminal justice at BGSU Firelands where she has earned an Associate of Science in criminal justice, been on the dean's list and inducted into Alpha Lamba Delta, the National Scholars Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

She is the daughter of Keith and Cathy Ensign of Norwalk.