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Area students honored at Morningside

Monday, April 23, 2012

SIOUX CITY - Several area students received awards at the annual Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honors Assembly at Morningside College.

Those students include, Westin Burkhardt, son of Blaine and Donna Burkhardt of Cherokee, received the Marion Shapiro Award from the school's art department. The award is presented in Shapiro's memory by her family and friends to the student "who best represents her commitment to excellence in art and life." Burkhardt, a sophomore majoring in graphic design and advertising, is a graduate of Cherokee Washington High School.

Demirae Dunn, daughte of Douglas and Deborah Dunn of Cherokee, was inducted into ODK based on scholarship and campus leadership, and she was also recognized by the Alpha Lambda Delta freshman woomen's honor society as its nominee from the national society's Joanne Trow Award. Dunn, a graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, is a sophomore at Morningside, majoring in advertising.

Breanna Mathes, daughter of Don and Glenda Mathes of Cherokee, is a graduate of Galva-Holstein High School, and received the Dr. Sharon Ocker Endowed Scholarship for Secondary Education from the education department. Mathes is a junior at Morningside, majoring in mathematics education.

Sara Olson, daughter of Lorna Schmidt of Marcus, recived the James Miller Aeard in History, presented to the history student who exhibits extraordinary academic achievement in and out of the classroom. Olson is a junior, majoring in history, and is a graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School.

Donald Short III of Sioux City, a graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, was inducted into ODK based on scholarship and campus leadership. He is a senior majoring in elementary education.

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