Talented students


Eleven-year-old Jordyn Yanskey of Gainesville brings home the trophies from the ATA Songaham Taekwondo World Championship Tournament.

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Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 31, 2005 at 11:23 p.m.
Students put their time and talents to good use.
Eleven-year-old Jordyn Yanskey of Gainesville returned home recently with two world championship trophies from the ATA Songaham Taekwondo World Championship Tournament held annually in Little Rock, Ark.
While at the competition, Jordyn competed in three events. They were: forms, which he was awarded a third-place trophy; weapons, where he received another trophy, and sparring, where he received a fifth-place award.
Jordyn has been training for over 15 months with Mike and Michelle Lindenmuth of ATA Karate America. He is the son of Donald and Susan Yanskey, Gainesville.
n n n The following Alachua County students were named semi-finalists in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program.
These academically talented high school seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for scholarship awards next spring.
They are: Jessica L. Snyder, Santa Fe High School in Alachua; C. Kellam Bartley, Alexander J. Posa, Jessi K. Shroads, Kevin Tierney and Brittany D. Whipple, Buchholz High School in Gainesville and Farzana A. Faisal, Oak Hall School in Gainesville.
Also, Jing Cao, Yan Cao, Laura E. Emerson, Laura K. Fishwick, Megan E. Foran, Jacob H. Houck, Marshall B. Knudson, Samantha A. Mandel, Lyra Mulhern, Yu Ouyang, Miorel L. Palii, Renwei Peir, Adam D. Sherwood, Alexander A. Svoronos, Oona M Takano, Tracy L. Van Duyne, Cameron G. Williams, Douglas Y. Zhang and Jack Y. Zhang, Eastside High School in Gainesville.
n n n Adrienne Fletcher of Gainesville has been awarded the BB&T Endowed Scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Fletcher is pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion. She is the daughter of Sonya Fletcher Burtner.
The scholarship is a $2,400 award given annually to a full-time student who has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
n n n Mary Tyler of Gainesville participated in this summer's Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a program of musical study and performance recognized internationally as an outstanding educational experience for young artists.
Mary has studied trombone for five years.
A junior at Buchholz High School , she is the daughter of Hansford and Marjorie Tyler III, Gainesville.

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