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Springboro Sun, Thursday, August 12, 2010 7

The Voice of Youth Engagements

Going craze—y Lauren LeValley to wed Andrew Dunn
Bill and Debbie

T here are many crazes that go show on Discovery Channel that talks LeValley of Oakwood
around in the world today. about nothing but sharks, from how they announce the engagement
For example, silly bands for kids. They live to how they attack and how they are of their daughter, Lauren
are rubber bracelets that form in the important to our world. Renee LeValley, of
shape of an animal, plant, or even a I have learned many things about Kettering, to Andrew Tyler
sport logo, but how did it even start? sharks during this week. In fact, I have a Dunn of Kettering.
I think Facebook and when I said that I was Lauren graduated from
that it watching shark week, about 10 people Oakwood High School in
Delaney started said they were watching it or wanted to 1999 and received her
Spencer when one know what it was so they could watch it bachelor degree in electri-
person had too. This craze starts with one person cal engineering from Ohio
a simple watching it, then more people start and University in 2003. She
idea, peo- then a whole group joins in. received her master
Special ple started Because they don’t last very long, it degree in engineering
Writer management from the
to buy makes me wonder what the next craze
them when will be? Maybe it will be a craze like my University of Dayton in
they saw parents went through, like the Electric 2009. She is currently a
the first Slide dance or something even more maintenance engineer at
people bizarre like Pet Rocks? Kroger - Springdale Ice
wearing them, and eventually every one Whatever it is, I am amazed how a Cream and Beverage in
was wearing them. craze starts from nothing and grows so Cincinnati.
But how long will they last? If not very big so fast! Who knows, maybe the next Andrew is the son of
long, then some call it a craze. A craze is idea you have could start the next one! Gary and Christie Dunn of
when every one is watching, thinking, So, what are you going craze-y about? Springboro. He graduated
using, or wearing something and then from Springboro High
just as soon as it started, it is over. Delaney Spencer is 13 years old and an School in 2000. He earned
“Shark Week” is another craze that eighth-grader at Springboro Junior High a bachelor of business
Lauren LeValley and Andrew Dunn
people are hooked on. “Shark Week” is a School. administrative degree in
information systems and e- employed by Reed on Sept. 11 at Carillon
commerce from the Elsevier as a software Park in Dayton.
University of Toledo in engineer in Miamisburg. The couple will honey-
2004. He is currently The couple plan to wed moon in Tahiti.

Steven Bray
Steven D. Bray, 47, of Miamisburg, for- Miamisburg; sister Johnna Shearer of
merly of Springboro, passed away on Springboro; girlfriend Melanie Beckett
Monday August 2, 2010, at Sycamore and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Hospital in Miamisburg. Funeral services were Friday August 6,
Steven was born in Middletown, OH on at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd St
August 22, 1962 to John and Betty (Coffey) Franklin.
Bray. Masnoic services were held Thursday,
He served in the US Army four years August 5, at the funeral home.
from 1981-1985. Burial was in Dayton National
Steven was employed with Gayston as a Cemetery.
supervisor. Memorial donations can be made to
He was a member of Eastern Star Lodge The Steven D. Bray Trust c/o US Bank,
#55 F & AM. Springboro branch or Juvenile Diabetes
Steven is survived by his parents; son Foundation of Dayton.
Steven Tyler Bray of Franklin; grandpar- Please visit to
ents Lena and Charlie Coffey of send an on line condolence.

Robbie Horn named MUM representative for veterans

Miami Middletown Student and United with applying for VA benefits, completing
Jeanie Moreland dancers (left to right) Amber Phillips, Samantha Earnhart, States Air Force Veteran Robbie Horn VA online forms and verifying enrollment
Brianna Banford, Kendyl Crowe and Haley Saylor won several awards in the has been named the Veteran’s Affairs with the VA.
Dance USA National competition. Student Representative at Miami He can also advise veterans on the new
American Corporate Partners program,
University Middletown.

Jeanie Moreland Dancers bring

which partners veterans taking college
While appointments are not necessary, courses with mentors in the corporate
veterans may call (513) 727-3299 to make world, like General Electric.
an appointment. Horn is a communication and business

home awards in competition Horn will be able to assist veterans major at Miami Middletown.

The Jeanie Moreland Dancers recently tap and placed fourth overall in the
took part in the Dance USA National Junior age category of all the national
Competition held at the State Theatre in dancers.
Sandusky. The Jeanie Moreland Dancers, select

They brought home several gold, plat- competition group performed their win-
inum and overall awards. ning routine “Swing Set,” a musical the-
The Shining Starlets, were in the top atre dance incorporating tap and jazz.
five overall Petite Groups for dancers Dancers from the Jeanie Moreland

ages 6-9. Dance Theatre in Springboro participat-
They performed in the areas of ballet, ing in the National Competition were
tap , jazz and musical theatre winning a Amber Phillips (Springboro); Brianna
Gold and High Gold Awards. Banford (Miamisburg); Haley Saylor and

Brianna Banford, 11, of Miamisburg , Samantha Earnhart (Franklin) and
also won a Platinum Award for her solo Kendyl Crowe (Carlisle).

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