Celebrations: March 15

March 13, 2012


Kennedi (Graham) and Jason Miller of West Allis are the parents of Ellison Katea Miller, born Feb. 17, 2012. She was 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces, and 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Janis Graham of Franklin, Jeff and Nancy Graham of Greendale, and Jay Warzinski of Franklin. Great-grandparents are Kathleen and Edmund Myers of Oak Creek, Teallie and Joseph Pawlak of Greendale, and Barbara and Richard Warzinski of Franklin.

Kimberly (Jensen) Rose, formerly of Greenfield, and Jeffrey Rose are the parents of Laila Theresa Rose, born Feb. 20, 2012. She was 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and 19.75 inches long. She joins sister Marina Rose, 18 months. Grandparents are Robin and Mary Jensen of Milwaukee and Jeffrey and Gina Rose of North Prairie, and great-grandparent is Murray Brant of Waukesha.


Nazar Seyala of West Allis earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., in December.

Brandon Blahnik of Greenfield earned his master's degree in education/professional development from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in December. Traci Buchmann of Greenfield and Anthony Lukas of West Allis earned bachelor's degrees in biology, Buchmann with honors.

The following graduates earned bachelor's degrees, or other degrees as noted, from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in December: from Greenfield, Aaron Olson, general business, and Jamie-Lyn Palama, psychology; and from West Allis, Christine Gibb, master's degreee in business administration, Jacob Jeske, management computer systems, Heather Koerner, special education, summa cum laude, Justin Kosek, elementary education, magna cum laude, James Koutnik, master's in business administration, Daniel Machmueller, mathematics, Logan Manchek, general business, magna cum laude, Andrea Nelson, sociology, Keri Rudolf, master's in special education, and Troy Wagner, accounting, cum laude.

Michelle Mathwick of Greenfield earned her bachelor's degree in accounting/marketing from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in December.

The following students made the fall semester honor lists at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: from Greenfield, Rebecca Bakalarski, Hayley Behr, Shannon Butts, Heba Mohammad, Amy Reese and Carlie Willison; and from West Allis, Lauren Brinker, John Jackson and John Waldoch.

Kyle Chesney and Amanda Jagodzinski of West Allis made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Dani Bachmann of Greenfield and Lauren Adams of West Allis made the fall semester dean's list at Winona State University in Minnesota.

Tiffany Jeffords of Greenfield made the fall semester dean's list at Gateway Technical College.

Alexis Heindl of Greenfield and Taylor Lux of West Allis made the fall semester dean's list at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

Sara Hutcheson of West Allis made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Monika Alfke of West Allis made the fall semester dean's list at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.


Tyler Jeschke and Chris Reed, students at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, are among the 17 students selected statewide to move on to the second phase of Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for students in middle and high school. Tyler submitted a plan titled "Emergency Vehicle Indicator," and Chris submitted a plan titled "Skate Shop."

Rex Key, a student at Nathan Hale High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Potawatomi Area Council 53. For his required community service project, Rex planned one of four main portions of the Lutheran Social Services Threads clothing distribution center's Back to School event in August 2010.

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