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Scott R. Kenney, son of Rich and Barbara Kenney of Springfield, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Old Dominion University. Kenney is a civil engineering major in the College of Engineering and Technology. To be named to the list, students must be enrolled full-time and have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher, with no grade falling below a C.

Kathryn D. "KD" Zuk, a 1999 graduate of West Springfield High School, graduated from Purdue University this May with a bachelor's degree in Spanish with a 3.73 grade point average. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key Honor Societies. Zuk received a three-and-a-half year AROTC scholarship and advanced through the ranks during her tenure at Purdue, achieving the top cadet position as Battalion Commander her senior year. She graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned in the U.S. Army in a ceremony at Purdue as a second lieutenant. She was selected to remain at Purdue as the Army ROTC Gold Bar Recruiter until mid November 2003. Following her assignment at Purdue, Zuk will attend the Military Police Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Upon completion of training in March 2004, she will be stationed in South Korea.

Jessica Craig of Springfield recently graduated from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. She received a bachelor's degree in musical theater.

Lisa Matthes of Springfield recently graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She received a bachelor's of science degree in magazine journalism.

Robert S. Coyle of Springfield was named to the dean's list at Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. Coyle is a first-year student.

Brett Thomas McColley of Springfield received a bachelor's of arts in health and movement science from Lynchburg College. He is a 1999 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School.

Colin Patrick Smith of Springfield received a bachelor's of science in sports management from Lynchburg College. He is a 2000 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School.

Joseph Weiderhold of Springfield has been selected as a Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar for the 2003-2004 year. Weiderhold is one of 57 freshman selected as a National Scholar at Cornell University from over 300 students who were nominated. Students are nominated based on academic excellence and demonstrated leadership. Only two percent of Cornell undergraduates were selected for this scholarship.

Acumen Solutions, a Vienna-based management and technology consulting firm in partnership with George Mason University, has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Sara Tahbaz of Springfield. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be an incoming junior or senior enrolled in the School of Management, maintain a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate financial need as determined by the G.M.U. Financial Aid Office, be a permanent resident of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, have a strong interest in pursuing a career in business management and participate in community and/or civic activities.

Whole Foods Markets has awarded an $800 scholarship to Sara Jasiczek, a student at Edison Academy and a senior at Lee High School. She will attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., to study culinary arts.

Rebecca E. Carter and Margaret A. Dahm of Springfield were named to Furman University’s dean’s list for the spring semester. To be named to the list a student must earn a grade point average of 3.4 of higher

Alexandra Marie Kenney of Springfield was recently named to the dean's list at Lafayette College for the spring semester.