WEST AKRON — Richard Hamlin, a junior at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., is among seven students who are spending the spring semester in Freiberg, Germany. Colgate’s Freiburg Study Group enables students to develop their language skills through “total immersion” in a German-speaking environment. Hamlin is the son of Mark Hamlin Jr. and Elizabeth Hamlin, of West Akron.
FAIRLAWN — Rachel Jane Stevenson, of Fairlawn, was one of 18 finalists in the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) “There Ought to Be a Law” essay contest held in celebration of Law Day 2006. She is a finalist in the ninth-and-10th-grade division. After completion of county-level judging by the OSBA and participating local bar associations, essays deemed worthy of consideration for state-level prizes were judged by members of the OSBA’s New Lawyers Section. The finalists will be honored at a luncheon May 10 at the Columbus Athletic Club in Columbus, sponsored by the OSBA and the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Co. First- and second-place contest winners from each division will be announced and U.S. savings bonds awarded.