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College Notes, July 24-31

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Kenneth J. Rubenstein has been named to the spring 2008 dean's list at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. He is a 2006 graduate of West Springfield High School and the son of Steve and Ellen Rubenstein.

Seventeen Springfield residents have been named to the spring 2008 dean’s list at the University of Mary Washington: Antonio Changanaqui, Emily Forsyth Queen, Rebecca Krashaar, Ashley Lippolis, Jessica Link, Patrick Brooks-Kenney, Allison Campo, Bradley Efford, Jennifer Gorham, Laura Gumbowski, Michelle Labbe, Bryan Lees, Michele Alexander, Lindsey D’Adamo, Heather Decot, John Stryker and Gaelan Whitworth.

Kelsie Snyder of Springfield, a junior at the University of Mary Washington, has been named to the spring 2008 president’s list.

Neal C. Norman of Springfield has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship to Fordham University. The Lake Braddock Secondary graduate will be studying international political economics.

John Hagen Baskin IV of Springfield has been selected for fall 2008 honors admission by the University of Mary Washington. The recipient of a 2007 achievement award in writing from the National Council of Teachers, Baskin plays piano and guitar, and is active in both the Annandale Christian Community for Action and the Leewood Healthcare Center. Baskin is the son of John and Cathy Baskin.

Bryant Alexander Matera of Springfield has been selected for fall 2008 honors admission by the University of Mary Washington. A member of the National Honor Society and the Key club, Matera attended the Congressional Leadership Conference, and is both an office assistant for a local pediatrician and an elementary school classroom volunteer. Matera is the son of Al and Marla Matera.

Devin P. Millson of Springfield has been named to the spring 2008 dean’s list at the Virginia Military Institute.

Millson is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin H. Millson Jr.

Phill H. Yi of Springfield has been named to the spring 2008 dean’s list at the Virginia Military Institute.

Yi is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Hokyung Yi.

Bruno Bambaren of West Springfield High has been awarded a scholarship by Ronald McDonald House Charities.