Olentangy Liberty High School student Kadell Nevel was named an Outstanding Participant in the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Olentangy Liberty High School student Kadell Nevel was named an Outstanding Participant in the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

The honor indicates a score within the top 3 percent of the more than 160,000 black Americans who requested consideration in the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2009 Preliminary SAT-National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT-NMSQT).

The National Achievement Scholarship Program was begun in 1964 to honor academically promising black American high school students.

Students who achieve semifinalist status in this program qualify to compete for scholarships in the spring of 2011.

The program is run by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which also administers the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Jeff Brock of Powell has been elected to the Governing Board of the Children's Hunger Alliance.

The alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization "committed to breaking the cycle of childhood hunger in Ohio through education, leadership, advocacy and service." He was elected to a three-year term.

Brock is general manager and local principal of Loth Inc.

Additionally, Powell resident Deborah Stein was named to the executive committee of the CHA board.

Stein is senior vice president, retail group executive with Huntington Bancshares Inc. She will serve as the committee's secretary.