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Published: May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Clement inductedat Mount Union

Jordan Clement of Twinsburg has been initiated into the Alpha Lambda Delta honorary society at the University of Mount Union for the spring semester 2017. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national scholastic honorary for freshmen recognizing academic excellence. To be eligible for membership, students must have a 3.5 grade point average after the first semester or a 3.5 cumulative grade point average at the end of two semesters.

Brown teaches chemistry toAlliance youth

Nicole Brown of Twinsburg was a member of the CHE 115 class who recently taught chemistry to Alliance Middle School and Marlington Middle School students.

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Thanks to Dr. Sheryl Mason's organic and biochemistry for nursing class at the University of Mount Union, higher level scientific principles were taught to elementary students using engaging hands-on experiments. Mason, assistant professor of chemistry at Mount Union, told her students to not only explain the basics of the demo, but also come up with applications to medicine and health in the human body.

One presentation was the growling gummy bear experiment. It consisted of burning sugar with potassium chlorate, setting the gummy bear into flames, thus creating the "growling" name.

That experiment was simply one of the numerous experiments presented by the Mount Union students. Others included: Taking the iron out of cereal, neutralizing acids and bases, and using "Glow-germ" lotion to show the importance of washing your hands with soap and using a chemical reaction between two salts.

News from Miami

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Miami University students were part of a study abroad group during the winter 2017 semester, including Caitlin Sheehan of Twinsburg, who studied in the Dominican Republic. With 49 percent of Miami undergraduate students studying abroad for credit by the time they graduate, Miami is ranked first among public doctoral institutions nationwide for students studying abroad.

Ashland students graduate

Ashland University conferred degrees during commencement ceremonies May 6. Delaney Jones of Twinsburg received a bachelor of fine arts degree. Jones is a 2013 graduate of Twinsburg High School and the daughter of Dale and Margaret Jones of Twinsburg. Jones is graduating with magna cum laude and Gamma Kappa Alpha honors. Erica Linderman of Twinsburg received a bachelor of science in education degree.

Linderman is majoring in early childhood education. Linderman is a 2013 graduate of Twinsburg High School and the daughter of Jeffrey and Cynthia Linderman of Twinsburg.

Linderman is graduating with summa cum laude and Gamma Kappa Alpha honors.

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