David Wadley of Vienna, a history major and ROTC student at Wake Forest University in Salem, N.C., graduated magna cum laude with honors in history and was commissioned into active duty in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne in Ft. Campbell, Ky. Wadley is a 2002 International Baccalaureate graduate of George C. Marshall High School and the son of Jon and LaVonne Wadley of Vienna.
Katie Paul of Oakton, a student majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, presented original academic research at the fourth annual Undergraduate Research and Prospective Graduate Student Conference, held April 18 on the Virginia Tech campus. Paul's research was "ArsP homolog YgaV auto regulates the ygaV-ygaP rhodanese operon of Escherichia coli." Her research adviser was Timothy Larson, professor in the Department of Biochemistry.
Mary Elizabeth Martin of Vienna was named to the president's list at Longwood University for the spring semester. Martin earned a perfect academic average of 4.0.
Nicholas Miller, a 1996 graduate of George C. Marshall High and a 2000 graduate of Virginia Tech, has been awarded his juris doctor degree, cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of San Diego. Miller will begin private practice with a law firm in Northern California in the fall. He is the son of Richard and Barbara Miller, formerly of Vienna, now residing in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Matthew R. Mella of Oakton, son of Terry and Dorcas Mella, received a bachelor of science in information systems from Virginia Commonwealth University during a commencement ceremony held May 20. He is a 2002 graduate of James Madison High School.