Carroll students receive Hibernian scholarships
Two Carroll College students have been chosen as recipients of the Thomas Francis Meagher Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Helena scholarships for spring 2011 semester. The winners are Josephine Meis, a biology/predental major and sophomore from Clancy; and Thomas Murphy, a junior majoring in K-12 health and physical education, health science and secondary education from Augusta.
The Helena Hibernians donate $500 per student for this scholarship, with Carroll offering a 100 percent match, bringing each scholarship award to $1,000 a year for each student. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be Helena-area residents who are full-time, degree-seeking Carroll students in their sophomore through senior years, with demonstrated financial need and a grade point average of at least 2.5. In addition, to qualify, students must be of Irish descent and practicing Catholics.
Montana Tech releases honors list
The following Montana Tech students have been placed on the chancellor’s honor roll, dean’s list and honor roll for the fall semester 2010. A student who earns a 4.0 GPA is placed on the chancellor’s honor roll. Those earning a 3.5 GPA will receive recognition for being listed on the dean’s list. A full-time undergraduate student (enrolling in and completing a minimum of 12 credits) who earns a 3.25 GPA during the semester is listed on the semester honor roll.
Chancellor’s honor roll: Nicole L. Scoville and Robert C. Wilkinson, of Boulder; Casey M. Clark, Brianna P. Gorecki, Azher D. Dunn, Carmin L. Eckhart, Cassandra Baker, of Helena.
Dean’s list: Justin M. Carey, Andrew J. Fletcher, Jennifer M. Stidham, Nicole L. Scoville, Robert C. Wilkinson, of Boulder; Drew T. Waltee, Clifford R. Meis, of Clancy; Drew A. Zindell, of East Helena; Casey M. Clark, Jacob E. Sandau, Brianna P. Gorecki, Susan C. Ryan, Scott R. Tallerico, Lindsey E. Mahrt, Azher D. Dunn, Jared E. Smith, Nicholas O. Smith, Matthew D. Njos, Shae L. Zanto, Carmin L. Eckhart, Cassandra Baker, Matthew E. Komac, Britney A. Hert, of Helena; Banner J. DeMers, August K. Lorenzen, and James A. Meixner, of Jefferson City; Justin W. Smart, of Lincoln; Collette L. Chorney, of Townsend; Hank E. Hedrich, of White Sulphur.
Honor roll: Willow A. Sheehan, Peter A. Behrends, Thomas W. Elliott, of Basin; Drew T. Waltee and Clifford R. Meis, of Clancy; Drew A. Zindell, of East Helena; Thomas C. Peterson, Buddy E. Dolan, Casey M. Clark, Jacob E. Sandau, Brianna P. Gorecki, Susan C. Ryan, Scott R. Tallerico,Taylor Thorness, Lindsey E. Mahrt, Azher D. Dunn, Adam R. Colvin, Jared E. Smith, Nicholas O. Smith, Spencer L. Abdo, Matthew D. Njos, Shae L. Zanto, Tiffanie L. Zavarelli, Carmin L. Eckhart, Jonathan D. Klesch, Cassandra Baker, Joshua J. Abrahamson, Matthew E. Komac, and Britney A. Hert, of Helena; Banner J. DeMers, August K. Lorenzen, and James A. Meixner, of Jefferson City; Taylor L. Long, Collette L. Chorney, Emily J. Watson, of Townsend; Hank E. Hedrich, of White Sulphur.
C.R. Anderson announces geography bee winners
The following students were the winners at the C.R. Anderson geography bee: Tallis Blossom, Mary Bryggman, Hadley Eckert, Kaitlyn Hope, Hannah Ludlow, Maddy Miller, Sean Mulcahy, Josh Rolfe, William Southworth, Carly Wilson. The first place winner of the event was William Southworth; second place, Mary Bryggman; and third place, Sean Mulcahy. Southworth is now taking a written test in hopes of qualifying for the state bee in April.
Carroll Moot Court Team ranks in top 25
The Carroll College Moot Court Team, coached by adjunct professor of political science Tara Harris and featuring the talents of Carroll students Alyssa Morren (of Conrad) and Kari Rice (of Helena), just returned from the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Tournament held at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Jan 14 and15, and report that, after losing close matches to some of the nation’s top teams, they have been ranked in the top 25 nationwide. This is just the second year of existence for our Moot Court Team.
In December, Alyssa and Kari advanced from the regional competition in California, where they competed alongside fellow Carroll moot court members Ryan Lorenz (of Helena) and Miranda Mireles (of Bellvue, Colo.).
Moot court competition is a simulated legal argumentation before hypothetical appellate courts. The ACMA sponsors the national tournament to enhance undergraduate prelaw preparation through rigorous competition in hypothetical legal cases. Moot court team memberships are prized among law students, and prowess in moot court contests often translates to success in legal, business and political careers. Harris, a 2000 Carroll graduate, says that Lorenz, Mireles and Rice plan to attend law school, with Morren headed to graduate school in political science.
Moot court competition is a simulated legal argumentation before hypothetical appellate courts. The ACMA sponsors the national tournament to enhance undergraduate prelaw preparation through rigorous competition in hypothetical legal cases. Moot court team memberships are prized among law students, and prowess in moot court contests often translates to success in legal, business and political careers.
Local named to dean’s list at U of SF
Christopher Nichols of Helena was named to the dean’s list at the University of Sioux Falls for the 2010 fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
Call out for high school speech writers
The American Legion Lewis and Clark Post 2 of Helena invites area high school students, who are enrolled in an accredited high school program, to compete in the Annual National High School Oratorical Scholarship program, “A Constitutional Speech Contest.” Participants earn college scholarships at each level of competition.
The local competition will be held the evening of Feb. 28 in the C.R. Anderson Middle School from 6 to 9 p.m. Winners will receive scholarships (amounts to be determined) from Post 2 and expenses paid to the next level of competition where more scholarships are available. District level students receive $200 for first place, $150 for second and $75 for third. At state level students earn $1,500 for first, $750 for second, $450 for third and $400 for fourth. The winner gets their choice of scholarships from certain colleges in Montana. The state winner goes on to national where they compete for $18,000, $16,000 and $14,000.
The prepared oration portion of the contest must be on some aspect of the Constitution of the United States, emphasizing the duties and obligations of United States citizens to our government. The prepared oration must be an original effort of each contestant and must be 8 to 10 minutes in length.
The assigned topic discourse part of the contest is a 3- to 5-minute speech on one of four sections of the U.S. Constitution. Contestants will know all four sections before the contest. The one they speak on will be selected on the day of the contest.
High school students who are interested in entering the competition will find complete rules and contest information with their scholarship counselors, government or history teachers or by contacting the contest chairman, Larry Westfall at 442-5000.
Carroll professor wins award for best political paper
Dr. Bill Parsons, assistant professor and chair of the Carroll College Department of Political Science, recently won the Review of Politics Award for best paper in political theory at the 2010 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Parsons' paper focused on Machiavelli's “The Prince,” and was entitled “Chapter 19 of the Prince: Crime, Christianity, and the Challenge of Moral Flexibility.” Parsons presented the paper in April 2010 at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting in Chicago. According to Parsons, the award is one of many conferred each year for the various subfields in political science, with a committee of three senior academics selecting the winners.
Local named to SDSMT dean’s list
Caleb Skjervem of Helena has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall quarter at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D.