Area briefs

UF students inducted

FINDLAY Students at the University of Findlay were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

Local students include: Madison Gioiello of Tipp City; Emily Mikolajewski of Piqua; Kimberly Studebaker of New Carlisle.

Kindergarten registration upcoming

• CASSTOWN —Kindergarten registrations for Miami East Elementary will take place on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (by appointment) at the elementary.

Parents who have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1 are encouraged to call the elementary school office at (937) 335-5439, Ext. 6001 and school secretary Mrs. Mumford will take your information.

• COVINGTON — Covington Elementary will hold its annual kindergarten registration and screening on April 6 and 7 from 8-11 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Any child who will be 5 before Aug. 1, is eligible to attend kindergarten. Parents are asked to call the elementary office at (937) 473-2252 for a registration/screening appointment.

To register your child(ren), it is necessary to bring their certified birth certificate, record of immunizations, Social Security number, and custodial papers (if applicable).

Open house set for Y preschool

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA Piqua branch is holding an open house from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St., Piqua, for the following programs: Wee Little School (3 year olds), Little School (4-5 year olds), Pre-K (children entering kindergarten the following school year).

Families will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, tour the rooms and participate in a craft.

For more information, contact Shannon Billenstein at (937) 778-5241 or

UVCC names students of month

PIQUA — The following students were named Students of the Month for February at Upper Valley Career Center:

Bradford: Chase Browning, Katrina Hudelson

Covington: Austin Brown, Ryan Hembree, Kristen Meyer

Newton: Cierra Deeter

Piqua: Casie Cruea, Nathan Hampton, Veronnika Hardin, Rachel LaMarr, Jacob North, Jared Pennington, Madeline Ponchillia, Chris Rue

Tipp City: Jacob Mingus

Troy: Isaiah Fitch, Haley Gray, Mariah Kolker, Amonni Palmer, Miranda Storms.

Students are named for the honor to recognize extra effort, leadership, scholarship, citizenship and community service.