Area students recognized for academic success

Area graduates were recently recognized for their academic success in college.

Muskingum University presented Distinguished Scholar Awards to two area students during its Scholarship Recognition Day April 6.

Ciara Smith, of Lewisville, was given a third-year award and Joshua Carroll, of Stafford, was given a first-year award.

Another Muskingum University student, Zoe Rush, of Powhatan Point, gave a research presentation during the university’s undergraduate research and scholarship week. Rush presented “Implementation of Fall Risk Intervention and Caregiver Education Reduces Falls and Injury in the Pediatric Population.”