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YMCA Camp Letts is offering children 8-16 years of age one- or two-week camping sessions this summer. Campers may choose four activities each week. Activities include horsemanship, trail riding, water skiing, power boating, sailing, guitar and martial arts. Families who register their children by April 30 receive a free Back to Camp Weekend. Call 1-866-963-6000.

Awards and achievements:

Sarah E. Schill, daughter of Susan and Charles Schill of Bethesda and a graduate of Connelly School of the Holy Child, was named to the merit list at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, for the first semester of the 2001-02 academic year. To achieve this honor, Schill earned a minimum grade point average of 3.45.

Achieving a grade point average of at least 3.4, the following students at Syracuse University in New York have been named to the dean’s list:

In the College of Arts and Sciences, Sandra Palestine of Potomac, a junior majoring in psychology; Andrew Shin of Potomac, a sophomore majoring in political science; Dida Atassi of Bethesda, a junior majoring in international relations; Allison Dewolfe of Bethesda, a junior majoring in international relations; Mira Lezell of Rockville, a freshman majoring in political science; and Meryl Reback of Rockville, a freshman majoring in international relations;

In the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Jacquelyn Jouvenal of Potomac, a sophomore majoring in illustration; Allison Levine of Potomac, a senior majoring in advertising design; Lauren Seligson of Rockville, a senior majoring in retailing; Kari Ginsburg of Rockville, a senior majoring in drama; Angela Allen of Rockville, a freshman majoring in music industry; Christina Harper of Bethesda, a senior majoring in illustration; and Michael Dirksen of Bethesda, a senior majoring in drama;

In the School of Management, Aaron Brodsky of Potomac, a senior majoring in finance; Amy Burstyn of Potomac, a senior majoring in marketing management; Scott Faller of Potomac, a senior majoring in finance; Todd Brecher of Rockville, a freshman majoring in management; Kristen Larson of Rockville, a senior majoring in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises; Lauren Seligson of Rockville, a senior majoring in marketing management; and William Wright of Rockville, a sophomore majoring in general studies in management;

In the College of Human Services and Health Professions, Sharon Reid of Potomac, a freshman majoring in social work;

In the School of Information Studies, Scott Faller of Potomac, a senior majoring in information management and technology; Adam Landsman of Potomac, a sophomore majoring in information management and technology; Anjalique Lawrence of Rockville, a senior majoring in information management and technology; and Adam Lesser of Rockville, a senior majoring in information management and technology;

In the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Marissa Katz of Potomac, a sophomore majoring in public relations; Blake Mausner of Potomac, a sophomore majoring in public relations; Sandra Palestine of Potomac, a junior majoring in advertising; Lauren Poston of Potomac, a sophomore majoring in public relations; Dida Atassi of Bethesda, a junior majoring in broadcast journalism; Matthew Boyle of Bethesda, a senior majoring in television-radio-film; and Kristen Larson of Rockville, a senior majoring in television-radio-film.

Earning scholarships for the 2001-02 academic year at Syracuse University as part of the university’s Senior Scholarship Program, were Matthew Boyle of Bethesda, who received the Class of 1924 Scholarship; and Anjalique Lawrence of Rockville, earning the Class of 1956 Scholarship (amounts undisclosed).

Marianne S. Bellino, Holy Child alumna from the Class of '98, will present the valedictory address at the 156th commencement ceremony at the College of The Holy Cross in Worchester, Mass. on May 24. Bellino is a visual arts/history double major with an architectural studies concentration and is in the College Honors Program.

David J. Deutsch of Potomac, a freshman majoring in film and media arts; Brad J. Blondes, a senior majoring in broadcasting, telecommunications and mass media; Paul K. Jarmul, a freshman, undeclared major; and Aggrey Sam, a junior majoring in journalism have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2001 semester at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Drew Karr, son of Kenneth and Arlene Karr of Potomac, graduated from the Killington Mountain School in Vermont on Saturday, March 30. During his three years at the school, Karr advanced to the JI level of alpine skiing. He captured the 2001-2002 Vermont Cup Overall Champion award and was on the Junior Olympic team, competing at the Eastern Cup. Karr is a senior a Winston Churchill High School.

The following students were named to the dean’s list at John Hopkins University in Baltimore for the fall 2001 semester. To achieve this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher:

Nadia Leanda Bennett, daughter of Dr. Oliver and Joyce Bennett of Potomac and a graduate of Connelly School of the Holy Child, is a psychology major and is expected to graduate in May 2002.

Steve Nanhua Dong, son of Jinsheng Dong and Ruby Lai of Potomac, is majoring in neuroscience and expected to graduate in May 2002.