The following students from the area earned a Distinguished Scholar Award at Muskingum University's Scholarship Recognition Day, held March 31 on the campus in New Concord, Ohio.

Sydney Marlatt, First Year Award, and Alicia Moore, Third Year Award; both of Newcomerstown, and Connor Wheeler, First Year Award, of West Lafayette.

Distinguished Scholar Awards at Muskingum recognize students whose academic performance is outstanding. These awards are limited to students ranking in the highest five percent of their class. First Year Award recipients receive a certificate and a bronze key; Second Year Award recipients receive a certificate and a silver key; Third Year Award recipients receive a certificate and a gold key, and Fourth Year Award recipients receive a certificate and the placement of their name on a bronze plaque in Montgomery Hall on the campus.