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Celebrations: Oct. 20

Oct. 19, 2011


Travis and Katie (Troeger) Nickels of Franklin are the parents of Zoey Grace Nickels, born Aug. 19, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Tom and Melisa (Peters) Cash of Maple Grove, Minn., are the parents of Jason Thomas Cash, born Aug. 30, 2011. He was 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Brad and Robin Peters of New Berlin and Tom and Jane Cash of Blaine, Minn. Great-grandparents are Joe and Shirley Peters of Cedarburg, Marian Kujawa of Franklin, Hank and Harriet Cash of St. Cloud, Minn., and Earl and Irene Jacobson of Crystal, Minn.

Jeff and Erin (Grob) Peters of East Troy are the parents of Landon Joseph Peters, born Oct. 4, 2011. He was 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and 21 inches long. Grandparents are Brad and Robin Peters and Leon and Margaret Grob of New Berlin. Great-grandparents are Joe and Shirley Peters of Cedarburg, Marian Kujawa of Franklin, Eric and Patricia Hart of Milwaukee, Carla Grob of Oak Creek and Harold Grob of Wilmington, N.C.


The following students made the spring semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: from Franklin, Khadija Akhtar, Andrew Bartel, Kevin Capistrano Lusterio, Dina Dakwar, Omar Mohammad Dakwar, Jaclyn DeRosia, Rebecca Fellows, Erik Fillner, Ryan Christopher Gardetto, Jay Gerardin, Katie Grayson, Lauren Guenther, Janelle Hogan, Todd Johnson, Nicola Jordan, Julie Kais, Matthew Klein, Siergiey Kolisnichenko, Michael Kriefall, Omema Kulsoom, Stanley Lowe, Benjamin Mather, Nicholas Mather, Jacob Miller, Jameson Miller, Matthew Mittelstadt, Megan Mittelstadt, Amaika Nayak, Hugo Thai Nguyen, Michael Peterson, Vera Pochtarev, Sabrina Pruszka, Sammy Hamdallah Rahman, Karanbir Randhawa, Nicole Reschlein, Brandon Rice, Alyssa Richter, Daniel Rowland, Danielle Salas, Brandon Schilz, Jacqueline Shez, Douglas Smith Jr., Stefanie Sobottka, Jacob Stratton, Alison Thompson, Vince Tripi III, Minh Cong Van, Mai Vang, Karen Vick, Nhan Thanh Vu, Brandon Weiland, Andrew Weinecke, Charles Winski, Ke Xu and Andy Zainer; from Greendale, Rex Allen, Ryan Barry, Tyler Beinlich, Richard Cullen II, Allison Drilling, Nathaniel Greene, Brittany Heintz, Tien Ngoc Hoang, Tera Huber, Ashley Imperiale, Ryan Jonas, Jacquelyn Ksobiech, Samantha Martinez, Jennifer McMillan, Matthew Mohoney, Benjamin Riedel, Mary Salo, Rebecca Simonson, Morgan Sokol, Julia Vlahos and Justin Wulz; from Hales Corners, Jared Catenacci, Yuvika Dhawan, Jesse Domenget, Gretchen Eichstadt, Stephen Eichstadt, Karla Gonzalez, David Greenheck, Timothy Hertel, Teresa Kubenik, Tom Mitchell, Jarrod Pelkofer, Lauren Ruka, Christina Singer and Jessica Wojtecki; and from Oak Creek, Sheikh Waleed Akbar, Danielle Anderson, Abigail Barron, Catherine Beris, Kenneth Blaauw, Emily Carr, Amanda Chappel, Jennifer Dey, Rebecca Eaton, Paul Hart, Travis Hayden, Michael Henninger, Michael Hillringhouse, Brittney Holcomb, Hadeel Mohammad Jubeh, Blaire Kaminski, Matthew Knight Jr., Sean Link, Caitlin Livingston, Nicole Luetzow, Jessica Lyon, Ahmad Mohie Mahmoud, Jessica Mixdorf, Michael Moks, Katlin O'mahar, Stacey Pangratz, Jasmine Paquette, Ricardo Reyna, Tiffony Robinson, Lindsay Roesler, Jordan Ross, Renee Roush, Kristie San Agustin, Joseph Stewart, Tiffany Sullivan, Ryan Thill, Alexandra Thorpe, Jennifer Timmers, Rebecca Torgerson, Junior Doua Vue, James Weinstock, Kayla Williamson, Dwayne Wilson, Jeremy Witt, Lucas Wolff, Patrick Young, Magdalena Zeqiri, Lana Zimmerman and Cayla Zimmermann.

Angela Kemeny and James Weselowski of Franklin made the summer semester dean's list at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha.

The following students have earned scholarships from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, given to children of Northwestern Mutual employees and retirees: from Franklin, Katelyn Heimbruch, Megan Newsom and Nicholas Wohkittel, attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and James Tobin, attending Milwaukee School of Engineering; from Greendale, David Jordan, attending UW-Whitewater; and from Oak Creek, Nicholas Greysen, attending UW-Platteville, and Evan Johnson, attending St. Norbert College in De Pere.


The following seniors are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program - an honor achieved by fewer than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors - after taking the 2010 Preliminary sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors: from Franklin High School, Nicholas Mihalyi and Justin Park; from Greendale High School, Glenna Gransee and Samantha Kosarzycki; from Oak Creek High School, Jonah Shapiro; from Whitnall High School, Stephanie Breunig, Danika Johnson and Kara Walla; and homeschooled Christina Gotcher from Franklin.


Air Force Airman Jesse J. Plantz graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. A 2010 graduate of Oak Creek High School, he is the son of Trina Plantz of West Allis.

Air Force Airman Steven M. Ellingson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. A 2010 graduate of Waukesha South High School, he is the son of Mark Ellingson of Greendale and Rose Bartkowiak of Wankesha.

Army National Guard member Cassandra M. Almershas graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. She is the is the daughter of Corey and Craig Almers of Franklin.


Erin Shawgo of Franklin, daughter of Pat and Mike Shawgo, has been commissioned as a Cap Corps volunteer. Cap Corps is a Franciscan Capuchin volunteer ministry for college students and graduates who wish to emulate the example of St. Francis of Assisi and serve the poor and disenfranchised. Shawgo, a graduate of Marquette University, will be using what she learned as a justice and peace studies major providing service to the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee.

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