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Arlington School Notes: Oct. 3, 2012

Email announcements to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Thursday at noon. Photos are welcome.

Derrick McKee, Erin Kelly and Dana Warnecke, all of Arlington, took the first step in becoming Boilermakers [Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR)] by participating to receive academic advice and create their initial course schedule in the annual STAR program at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.

Alyson Stiles of Arlington has been placed on the Dean’s list in recognition of academic excellence during the summer 2012 semester at New River Community College.

Valentina Lohr, a recent graduate of Williamsburg Middle School, and now a freshman at Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology, placed second in the American Statistical Association (ASA) 2012 Statistical Project Competition. In her entry in the grades 7 through 9 category, Lohr analyzed the relationship between greywater application and earthworm food supply. In recognition of her achievement, Lohr will receive a $100 prize and a plaque.

Brendan J. Ritter, Washington-Lee High School Class of 2011, an Engineering and Computer Science major at Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass. presented a paper and computer program he co-authored, "A Collaboration Based Community to Track Idea Diffusion Amongst Novice Programmers" at the 7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning in Saarbruecken, Germany, Sept. 18-21.

Arlington Public Schools Seeks Volunteers to Serve as “Book Buddies” for the coming school year. The Book Buddies program provides support to first and second grade students with a simple structure that can help place children on the road to literacy. Book Buddies meet twice a week with a student for 30-45 minutes to share an individually-tailored lesson plan that includes: Rereading familiar books at the student’s current reading level; Playing games and activities to help the student see patterns in words; Writing; and Introducing new books. For more information, contact Volunteer and Partnership coordinator, Dawn Willard at 703-228-2581.

Joseph Breslin of Arlington has been named to the Dean's List at The University of Scranton, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2012 spring semester. Breslin is a sophomore neuroscience major in Scranton's College of Arts and Sciences.

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to the following seven students from Arlington:

Kyle Stafford, received a BS in computer science.

Linda Huynh, received a BS in computer science.

Joy Brathwaite, received a doctor of philosophy.

Wissem Sghaier, received a BS in computer engineering.

Scott Gamble, received a MS in mechanical engineering.

Thea Kromer, received a BS in hist, tech, & society.

Mitchell Napolitano, received a BS in civil engineering.

Andrew Ramsey Greene, from Arlington graduated recently with a B.A. in political science and economics from Colgate University.

Laura J. Razzuri, a 2010 graduate of Wakefield H.S., was named to Bucknell University’s dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2011-12 academic year.

Katherine Andril, a member of the class of 2014 at Connecticut College and a resident of Arlington, has been named to the dean's high honors list for the 2012 spring semester.

Wissem Sghaier of Arlington made the dean's list for the spring semester 2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kimberly Lynn Faist of Arlington graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.

Alicia Lynn Caporaso of Arlington received a Ph.D. in oceanography from University of Rhode Island.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The local 2012 Achievement Scholarship winners include:

  • Sloane Alana Mebane of Wakefield High School. Probable career field: Marine Biology. This award is supported by NMSC, which conducts the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

  • Stephanie C. Pitts of Thomas Jefferson High school. Probable career field: Medicine. This award is supported by NMSC, which conducts the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Anne Budway of H-B Woodlawn School in Arlington received $2,000 in scholarships from the Major League Baseball Players Trust. The scholarship awards are based on the volunteer activities, academic achievements and leadership skills of high school students serving as Action Team Captains – those students responsible for planning and organizing Action Team-related volunteer activities and encouraging their peers to heed the call to get involved.

Anne Grasselli of Arlington has been inducted into the University of Mary Washington chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa of Virginia.

Mason Snider of Yorktown High School in Arlington received $1,500 through the 9th Annual McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program.

Jessica Neupane, the daughter of Ram and Goma Neupane of Arlington, has been named to Randolph-Macon Academy dean's list for the third quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Jessica is a freshman at Randolph-Macon. Neupane performed for a crowd of approximately 9,500 people at the Edward Jones Dome in Saint Louis, Mo., on April 14. She is a member of the Randolph-Macon Academy Band, which, in conjunction with the R-MA Chorus, performed an hour-long concert, "A Salute to Freedom," as part of the National Rifle Association's "Celebration of American Values Freedom Experience."

Ryan Pile, the son of Nancy Murphy of Falls Church and Ruel Pile of Arlington, was recognized for his outstanding submissions to the 2012 Randolph-Macon Academy Literary Magazine. Ryan received 2nd Place in Nonfiction 2nd Place in Fiction and 2nd Place in Art. Ryan is a junior at the Academy.

Margaret Brandt of Arlington recently received the Charles D. Rosa Award at Beloit College's Honors Day Convocation on May 2. Brandt is a senior. The Honors Day Convocation is an annual event held to honor outstanding Beloit College students and their accomplishments.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that two Arlington seniors have earned $2,500 scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit scholars are:

  • Quinn P. Romanek of Yorktown High School;

  • Skyler Anderson of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Kathryn Giles of Arlington recently graduated summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon's Rock with a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Studies and Literary Studies.

Diana Lay from Arlington has graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Whitman College. The 2012 Commencement Ceremony took place on Sunday, May 20.

Villanova University named the following students to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester.

  • Patricia Murray, from Arlington, is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;

  • Emily Simmonds, from Arlington, is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;

  • Thomas Warring, from Arlington, is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Arlington resident John Brigagliano, a Junior at Wake Forest University, was one of 85 students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Caleb Saunders of Arlington, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, was selected to be a member of Who’s Who Among Students for 2012.

Froy Melendez, son of Blanca Romero and Froilan Melendez of Arlington, has enrolled for fall 2012 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology. Froy will study physics in RIT's College of Science and is a 2012 graduate of Wakefield High School.

Joseph Breslin of Arlington was among the 175 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society of freshmen, at a ceremony held recently on campus. Breslin is majoring in neuroscience at the Jesuit university located in northeast Pennsylvania.

Hampden-Sydney College junior Zachary James Madison was recently inducted into the international honor society in English Sigma Tau Delta. An English major, Zach is a graduate of Yorktown High School and is the son of George and Carol Madison of Arlington.

Zachary Fitzgerald Hudson was among the 212 men who graduated on Sunday, May 13, at commencement exercises marking the end of the 237th academic year at Hampden-Sydney College. Hudson graduated with a B.A. in psychology. A graduate of Yorktown High School, he is the son of Peggy and Bill Hudson of Arlington.

Julian Sandoval, of Arlington, graduated from the University of New Hampshire during the Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 19, on the Durham, NH campus. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering.

Dane Stephen Boue' from Arlington graduated from Brenau University with a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on leadership development.

Thomas Moran, a resident of Arlington, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design, from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University (AU) during Commencement exercises May 12 in McLane Center on the AU campus. Moran is the son of John Moran and Risa Browder and a graduate of Washington-Lee High School.

The following local residents graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in winter 2011–2012 quarter:

  • Michael De Francis of Arlington earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in computer engineering from RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

  • Alexandra Woodbury of Arlington earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in new media design and imaging from RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Benjamin Lund of Arlington earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University on Apr. 28.

Robin W. Gardiner of Arlington, received a degree from Clark University on Sunday, May 20. Gardiner graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and women's and gender studies.

Owen C. Baird of Arlington has been named to the McDaniel College spring 2012 Dean's List with Highest Honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.

Lauren Gradowski, a member of the Class of 2012 at Skidmore College, earned academic recognition at the college this spring.

She is the daughter of Leonard Gradowski of Arlington, and Rebecca Mann of Bridgeville, DE. Gradowski earned a B.A. degree magna cum laude at Skidmore's 101st commencement May 19 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. In addition, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society that exists to encourage and recognize outstanding individual achievements in liberal education. Gradowski earned honors for academic work completed during the spring 2012 semester.

Samuel Mercado-Rios of Arlington, received a BA degree from Washington and Lee University on Thursday, May 24. Mercado-Rios majored in History. He also graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Christopher Kilian of Arlington and a student at Bishop Denis J. O'connell High School, was named the 2012 recipient of the Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Kilian was presented the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (HarperCollins 2000) by Luong Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael's College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author.

Rena Linden; daughter of Andy Linden and Judy Greenblum of Arlington, graduated class of 2012 earned a B.A. degree summa cum laude with honor in sociology at Skidmore’s 101st commencement in May. In addition, she received the Everett V. Stonequist Award, named in honor of former professor and annually to a graduating senior who has shown outstanding interest and achievement in the study of sociology. Linden was elected to membership in Alpha Kappa Delta, the national sociology honor society.

Robert Szot a resident of Arlington received a Masters of Science in systems engineering during the May 2012 SMU Commencement ceremony.

Bianca Vassare of Arlington has been named to the spring semester Dean’s at Lafayette by Hannah Stewart- Gambino, dean of the college.

Sarah Conrad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Conrad has been named to the Dean’s List at Mount St. Mary’s University for the 2012 spring semester.

Nicholas James Haring of Arlington was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Memphis for the spring 2012 semester.

John Keaton of Arlington graduated on May 20 from Washington College with a degree in business management. He is the son of Mrs. Barbara C. Keaton.

Arlington residents Elizabeth Ellen Dean, Political Science major and Kimberly Lynn Faist, Civil Engineering major were named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester.

Charlotte A. Maalouf of Arlington, graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in theatre from the University of Mary Washington. Maalouf received the Robert E. Ingham Award in Theatre and Departmental Honors in Theatre.

Robert Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Wilson of Arlington has been named to the Dean’s List at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.

The following students attending Hampden-Sydney College were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year:

Nicholas Lawrence Leggieri is a graduate of West Potomac High School and is the son of Carl & Charlene Leggieri of Alexandria.

Kevin Komson Sidney is a graduate of West Potomac High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Sidney of Alexandria.

Emma K. Leheney of Arlington, Va. is named to the University of Mary Washington's President's List by earning a 4.0 grade-point average for the spring semester of the 2011-12 academic year. Leheney is a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington.

The following local residents have been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester:

Anne Geraldine Buckalew of Arlington, who is majoring in Financial Management and Elizabeth Anne Catalano of Arlington, who is an undeclared major.

Brian Doyle of Arlington received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech’s graduation on May 11.

Harris Teeter Together in Education (TIE) donated $634,450.81 to TIE schools during the third and final TIE distribution of the 2011/2012 school year. This most recent donation raises the total donation for the 2011/2012 school year to just over $1.65 million. For specifics on the TIE program, including how to get involved and how to re-link your VIC card in August, please visit the Link to Your School section of harristeeter.com.

The following students graduated with honors from James Madison University during the May 5, 2012 commencement exercises.

Chloe Lewis of Arlington graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.

Elizabeth Tedder of Arlington graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology.

Katherine Meehan of Arlington graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies.

Charles Nguyen of Arlington graduated cum laude with a bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems.

Joseph Anderson of Arlington graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Diana Wahler of Arlington graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in justice studies.

Leslie Haase of Arlington graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in media arts and design.

Lisa Musto of Arlington graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Nora Swisher of Arlington graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in physics.

On June 7, 2012, Charlotte Gorman of Yorktown High School was announced as the winner of the 2012 Arlington Rotary Education Foundation scholarship. The Foundation is the Arlington Rotary Club’s non-profit organization and annually awards a scholarship based on a combination of need, community involvement, and merit in the amount of $8,000 spread over four years. Charlotte is graduating with a 4.18 GPA and will attend the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She has plans to pursue a dual degree in Modern History and Philosophy as a way to prepare for Law School.

The following Arlington resident students graduated from James Madison University during the May 5, 2012 commencement exercises:

Tatiana Cornejo graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology.

Frances Loyer graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in art history.

Michael Tran graduated with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

Karen Duval graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in economics.

Kevyn Easley graduated with a master of arts degree in Teaching.

Eileen Eder-Moreau graduated with a master of arts degree in Teaching.

Jessica Everett graduated with a master of arts degree in Teaching.

Sarah Kyser graduated with a master of arts degree in Teaching.

Kristen Wolla graduated with a master of arts degree in Teaching.

Leah Haling graduated with a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

Douglas O'Keefe graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English.

James Heydinger graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in finance.

Henry Relph graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in finance.

Scott Bentley graduated with a bachelor of science degree in geographic science.

Michael Gran graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences.

Ryan Cook graduated with a bachelor of science degree in integrated science and technology.

Daniel Ferran graduated with a bachelor of science degree in integrated science and technology.

Amanda Martindale graduated with a bachelor of science degree in integrated science and technology.

Meghan Bourne graduated with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Madeline Boyd graduated with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Erica Buerger graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in international affairs.

Brigid McAndrew graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in international affairs.

Frederick Kerrigan graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in international business.

Kristen Richardson graduated with a bachelor of science degree in justice studies.

Kyle Fredericks graduated with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology.

Matthew Leighton graduated with a bachelor of business administration in marketing.

Samantha Zito graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Krystel Holst graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and religion.

Cassandra Jones graduated with a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Sara Johnson graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology.

Anthony Nebeker-Monch of Arlington graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in theatre and dance.

Grace Rieman, a junior psychology major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester. Grace is a 2009 graduate from home-schooling and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garth Rieman (Deborah) from Arlington.

Cassidy Gale, a student in the 5th form (11th-grade) at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was named to the honor roll for the spring term of 2012. Gale is the child of Maggie McDermott of Arlington and Chris Gale of New York City.

Louisa Allen of Arlington has earned High Honors for the spring semester of the 2012 academic year at the University of New Hampshire.

Rebecca Pratt was named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. Pratt, Arlington, Va, is a member of the class of 2015 and is majoring in Communication - Radio/TV/Film.

Emily Mitchell, a recent graduate of Yorktown High School, placed 10th in Technical Sketching & Application at the 2012 National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee from June 21-25.

Robin W. Gardiner was named to second honors on the Clark University Dean's List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2012 semester.

Marie-Claire H. Walters was named to first honors on the Clark University Dean's List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2012 semester.

Marymount University is the first four-year institution in the country to be licensed as a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Authorized Education Delivery Partner. USGBC, the developer of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program, provides top quality educational programs on green design, construction, and operations for professionals in all sectors of the building industry.

The following students from Arlington enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester:

Peter D. Vernia is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

Michael J. Binkley is a senior majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering.

Eric B. Carver is a junior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Caroline E. Clements is a junior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

Catherine R. Conti is a senior majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Elizabeth E. Daly is a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business.

Sara K. Fleetwood is a sophomore majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

Nicholas J. Friedman is a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

Henry W. Grover is a sophomore majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

Michael Haxhiu is a freshman majoring in economics in the Pamplin College of Business.

David M. Hernandez is a junior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

Michael J. Hughes is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

James A. Leyden is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business.

Mary R. MacLaughlin is a junior majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business.

Victoria E. Mellin is a sophomore majoring in animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Ethan B. Roberts is a sophomore majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

Courtney V. Scarborough is a senior majoring in animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Olivia J. Shipley is a sophomore majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Sanjeev K. Thiyagarajan is a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Martha H. Woldu is a senior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Thomas W. Yu is a junior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering.

Katherine M. Seymour is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Eric Andrade is a junior majoring in chemistry in the College of Science.

Rosemarie A. Bundoc is a senior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Mary Ann Frances L. Calica is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Joselyn B. Martinez is a sophomore majoring in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

Clayton V. Miller is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

William R. Stehm is a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

Madelaine G. Torres is a senior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

James K. Wong is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Jade N. Zekan is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

John J. Bardo is a sophomore majoring in environmental policy and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Megan M. Gottfried is a freshman majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

Olivia Huston is a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Benjamin M. Liroff is a sophomore majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

Mark P. Mainardi is a sophomore majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering.

Valerie A. McDonald is a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Devin J. O'Conor is a sophomore majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Roy B. Powell is a sophomore majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

Emmanuel Deleon is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Stephen J. Delli Priscoli is a sophomore majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

James C. Malone is a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering.

Jahan H. Shiekhy is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Erin L. Wallace is a junior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Ahmed A. Aly is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

Amanda C. Anger is a sophomore majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Doreen M. Ng-Sui-Hing is a junior majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering.

Brendan J. Karlstrand is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

Irene C. Khuu is a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

Aurora A. Martin is a senior majoring in music in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Scieces.

Michelle E. Moriarty is a junior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony held May 11 in Lane Stadium, presided by president Charles W. Stegner and addressed by first lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA during University Commencement exercises.

  • Brendan Karlstrand received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in classical studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in biological sciences from the College of Science.

*Aurora Martin received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in music from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Christopher Sherlock received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in business information technology from the Pamplin College of Business.

*Rosemarie Bundoc received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Mary Ann Frances Calica received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of Science.

*Madelaine Torres received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in finance from the Pamplin College of Business.

*Rebecca Zapata received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering degree in materials science and engineering from the College of Engineering.

*Emma Indingaro received a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

*Adam Hickey received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree in computer engineering from the College of Engineering.

*William Brady received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the College of Engineering.

*Michael Ciampa received a Bachelor of Science degree in geosciences from the College of Science.

*Catherine Conti received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Michael Hughes received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the College of Science.

*Andrew McClellan received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in economics from the Pamplin College of Business.

*Lauren Panke received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Leah Stricker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities, science, and environment from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental policy and planning from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Allison Wilkes received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in English from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Madeline Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in biochemistry from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

*Martha Woldu received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Cynthia Gomez received a Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

*Emma Kiser received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental policy and planning from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

*Devin McCue Emery received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree magna cum laude in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Christopher Dykema received a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the College of Engineering.

*Mark Peterson received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering.

*Michael Cangialosi received a Master of Science degree in Geosciences from the College of Science.

*Edward Landrum received a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Administration from the Pamplin College of Business.

*Emily Loney received a Master of Arts in Education degree in Counselor Education from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

*Timothy Tishman received a Master of Accountancy and Information Systems degree in Accounting and Information Systems from the Pamplin College of Business.

*Joshua Nicholas received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering.

Semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program are:

Arlington Bishop O’Connell High School:

David, Meagan C.

Harrington, Elaine M.

Washington Lee High School:

Auchter, Andrew R.

Bessler, Abigail K.

Bobbett, Ariel

Chase, Rachael K.

Coupe, Sebastian

Holar, Sonia A.

Parker-Simkin, Mary E.

Roy, Elizabeth M.

Yorktown High School:

Boda, Emily J.

Hoagland, John B.

Nussbaum, Jeremy S.

Orttung, Nicole

Pollard, Calvin

Reich, David T.

Way, Katherine A.

The fall semester is underway at the Georgia Institute of Technology with the following students representing part of the largest, best-qualified and most diverse freshman class in the Institute's history, according to Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson.

Livia Lulushi, Aerospace Engineering major, from Arlington

Morgen Scott, Mechanical Engineering major, from Arlington

William Young, Business Administration major, from Arlington

The following area students were among 1,193 students graduating from the University of Mary Washington.

  • Paul J. Ashton, a resident of Arlington, graduated cum laude with a BPS degree in bachelor of professional studies.

  • Carlos E. Barbery, a resident of Arlington, graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in biological sciences.

  • Benjamin W. Bower, a resident of Arlington, graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in philosophy.

  • Andrei Butterfield, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.S. degree in natural environmental science.

  • Kaitlin Joyce Dinan, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a M.S. degree in elementary education.

  • Caroline H. Ebrill, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.A. degree in anthropology and studio art.

  • Andrew S. Kada, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.S. degree in economics.

  • Frank Y. Knizner, a resident of Arlington, graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in psychology.

  • Christina M. Lloyd, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a M.S. degree in elementary education.

  • Daniel B. McKenna, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration.

  • Gregory T. Novak, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.S. degree in economics.

  • Michelle C. Rodriguez, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a M.S. degree in elementary education.

  • George D. Stanfield, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.A. degree in history.

  • Kathleen J. Sterling, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.S. degree in economics.

  • John T. Stupfel, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.A. degree in anthropology and English: creative writing.

  • Kevin P. Troutman, a resident of Arlington, graduated with a B.A. degree in anthropology.

  • Katherine M. Valentine, a resident of Arlington, Va., graduated with a M.Ed. degree in master of education.

  • Samantha J. Warring, a resident of Arlington, Va., graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in history.

  • Katelynn E. Wheeler, a resident of Arlington, Va., graduated with a B.A. degree in English.

The following Arlington students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester.

  • Rosemarie A. Bundoc of Arlington is a senior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

  • Mary Ann L. Calica of Arlington is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

  • Jason Cespedes of Arlington is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

  • Joselyn B. Martinez of Arlington is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

  • William R. Stehm of Arlington is a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • James K. Wong of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

  • Jade N. Zekan of Arlington is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

  • John J. Bardo of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in environmental policy and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

  • Jennifer L. Berry of Arlington is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

  • Caitlin M. Cadigan of Arlington is a senior majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

  • Benjamin M. Liroff of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Mark P. Mainardi of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

  • Valerie A. McDonald of Arlington is a junior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.

  • Devin J. O'Conor of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

  • Roy B. Powell of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Demetria L. Argiropoulos of Arlington is a senior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

  • James T. Boisture of Arlington is a junior majoring in economics in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Ryan M. Buescher of Arlington is a junior majoring in economics in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Catherine R. Conti of Arlington is a senior majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

  • Elizabeth E. Daly of Arlington is a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Henry W. Grover of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Michael Haxhiu of Arlington is a freshman majoring in economics in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Ethan H. Hitchcock of Arlington is a senior majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Maxie G. Keeler of Arlington is a junior majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

  • James A. Leyden of Arlington is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Evaristo M. Martins of Arlington is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

  • Victoria E. Mellin of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

  • Alexander N. Mitchell of Arlington is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

  • Patrick E. Morris of Arlington is a junior majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.

  • Ethan B. Roberts of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in economics, science in the College of Science.

  • Courtney V. Scarborough of Arlington is a junior majoring in animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

  • Sanjeev K. Thiyagarajan of Arlington is a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering.

  • Allison H. Wilkes of Arlington is a senior majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

  • Devin J. McCue Emery of Arlington is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.

  • Katherine M. Seymour of Arlington is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

To acknowledge the support that volunteers have provided Arlington Public Schools system, the Arlington School Board recognized 15 Honored Citizens at the Volunteer Appreciation Reception and Ceremony on Thursday, Apr. 19.

Honored Citizens are chosen for their involvement in a wide variety of school activities throughout the county and sustained commitment to the Arlington Public Schools.

This year’s Honored Citizens and their volunteer affiliations with APS are:

  • Alisa Cowen – Arlington Special Education Action Committee (ASEAC), Career Center, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • Courtney Dixon – Drew Elementary School and Mt. Zion Tutorial Ministry (Tutoring partnership)

  • Dan Dixon –Arlington Science Focus School (ASFS), Swanson, Washington-Lee, Hoffman-Boston, Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI), Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Accountability and Evaluation (A&E) and Budget Advisory Council (BAC)

  • Laura Saul Edwards – Nottingham, Williamsburg and Yorktown

  • Natalie Goldring – ACI, Gifted Services, A&E, Extended Day Advisory Committee, County Council of PTAs (CCPTA), Swanson, McKinley

  • Mollie Iler – GunstonMartha Chow Kopca – Tuckahoe, Nottingham, Williamsburg, Yorktown, H-B Woodlawn

Thomas Martion – Oakridge

  • Todd McCracken – Tuckahoe, Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC), 2010 School Bond Campaign

Lynn Pollock – Jamestown, Williamsburg

  • Theresa Schweser – Key, Kenmore, Wakefield

Greg Super – Oakridge, Wakefield, 2008 School Bond Campaign, FAC

  • John Toner – ASEAC, Special Education PTA (SEPTA)

Gilda Vallejos – Randolph, W-L, ACI, ESOL/HILT Committee, APS Multicultural Conference

  • Kristine Wood – Key, FAC, Food Services Advisory Committee

Thirty-Eight Arlington Public Schools students earned summa cum laude and received gold medals for scores received on the National Latin Exam. Nearly 200 Arlington students took the exam with 40 students also receiving a silver medal (maxima cum laude), 51 earning a bronze medal (magna cum laude) and 52 earning cum laude. The National Latin Exam is given in March to students at six levels of Latin and covers grammar, reading comprehension, Roman culture, history, geography and mythology and etymology. The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions and offers students a chance to test their knowledge against peers throughout the world. The students who earned medals are:

Gold Summa Cum Laude

H-B Woodlawn

Adian Walker – Latin I

Siena Grevatt – Latin I

Casey Wilson – Latin I

Kai-Lan Olson – Latin II

Amanda Hayes – Latin III

Jimmy Stinneford – Latin III

Swanson

Kelsey Wengert – Latin I

Momoka Keicho – Latin I

Charlotte Maskelony – Latin I

Jade Riopelle – Latin I

Sophia Kingsley – Latin I

James Gusmer – Latin I

Margaret Hirschberg – Latin I

Winston Stemler – Latin I

Daniel O’Connor – Latin I

Bryce Rusk – Latin I

Marcus Alde – Latin II

Lydia Cawley – Latin II

Matthew Dabu – Latin II

John Doll – Latin II

Williamsburg

Sophia Warnement – Latin I

Savannah Jones – Latin II

Apollo Yong – Latin II

Washington-Lee

Daphne Martin – Latin I

Claire Spaulding – Latin III

Ivan White – Latin III

Caitlin Fitzsimmons – Latin IV

Yorktown

Innis Hitt – Latin I

Henry Love – Latin I

Jake Thompson – Latin II

Griffin Romanek – Latin III

Sebe Skladony – Latin III

Sean McSweeney – Latin III

Victoria Ferrante – Latin III

Warren McQueary – Latin III

Sean Mullins – Latin III

Cole Castelain – Latin III

James Patton – Latin IV

2012 Silver Maxima Cum Laude

H-B Woodlawn

Harley Kalett – Latin I

Sophia Anderson – Latin I

McKinley Dyer – Latin I

Kenmore

Matthew Coppolino – Latin I

George Locklin – Latin II

Swanson

Madeline Albro – Latin I

Brendan Reicherter – Latin I

Spencer Philps – Latin I

Cassia Block – Latin I

Julian Hayes – Latin I

Arai Long – Latin I

Vincent McGean – Latin I

Claire Walker – Latin I

Williamsburg

Laura Crawford – Latin I

Lindabeth Doby – Latin I

Juliana Gruver – Latin I

Diana Hare – Latin II

Claire Rubinger – Latin II

Lauren Rutzen – Latin II

John Trainum – Latin II

Washington-Lee

Tim Jenkins – Latin II

Gillian Doby – Latin III

William Edminsten – Latin III

Luke Grimmelbein – Latin III

Sam Grimmelbein – Latin III

Audrey O’Donnell – Latin III

Jessica Toup – Latin III

Treat Shepardson – Latin V

Yorktown

Kevin Broderick – Latin I

Katherine Maleckar – Latin I

Hawkins Clay – Latin III

Claire Slevin – Latin III

Joanna Easby – Latin III

Dylan Finnegan – Latin III

Mason Hitt – Latin II

Courtney Lapenta – Latin III

Keaton Anderson – Latin III

Paul Todela – Latin IV

Marisa Kataoka – Latin IV

John MacLaughlin – Latin V

Gunston

Caitlin Fiztsimmons – Latin II

H-B Woodlawn

Brian McTyre – Latin I

Alexander Al-Hujazi – Latin II

Matteo Dristas – Latin I

Paul Schneider – Latin II

Ibby Han – Latin V

Jefferson

Suvra Das – Latin I

Jacob Muskovitz – Latin II

James Berlin – Latin II

Kenmore

Celeste Fuentes – Latin II

Swanson

William Solms – Latin I

Nolen Wine – Latin I

Patrick Toma – Latin I

Michael Botis – Latin II

Greta Dahlquist – Latin II

Williamsburg

Isabel Adams – Latin I

Megan Grieco – Latin I

Joanna Schroeder – Latin I

Reilly Tickle – Latin I

Caroline Bereuter – Latin II

Alek Blumberg – Latin II

Tim Bova – Latin II

Will Donahoe – Latin II

Mary Gay – Latin II

Christophe Gerlach – Latin II

Kiana Gryloo – Latin II

Katherine Lundy – Latin II

Brendan McShane – Latin II

Washington-Lee

Maya Sterett – Latin I

Adrian Toledo – Latin I

Peter Hazel – Latin II

Kevin Alvarenga – Latin III

Kyle Chipman – Latin III

Gavin Obrist – Latin III

Jordan Yaeger – Latin III

Madeleine Brehaut – Latin VI

Yorktown

Katherine Kaufman – Latin I

Kelley Mark – Latin I

MJ Saikhanchimeg – Latin II

Nathan Ross – Latin II

Clark Elliott – Latin III

Rob Meyer – Latin III

Celeste Meadown – Latin III

Susanna Kelley – Latin III

Adam Howard – Latin III

Katie Bowman – Latin III

Wilson Archibald – Latin III

Huma Raja – Latin III

Harry Spitz – Latin III

Joseph Orttung – Latin IV

Stephen Klem – Latin IV

2012 Cum Laude

Gunston

Armand Mabry – Latin I

Isaac Gamboa – Latin I

Katariina Alanko – Latin I

H-B Woodlawn

Maryrose Durbin – Latin I

Grace Evans – Latin I

Annaliese Taylor – Latin I

Salome Gongadze – Latin II

Jessie Lee-Bauder – Latin II

Mark Anastos – Latin II

Max Spruth – Latin III

Erin Spruth – Latin III

Erin Morrissey – Latin III

Edward Goodwin – Latin III

Margaret Gorman – Latin III

Whit Jacobs – Latin IV

Jefferson

Jackson Schranck – Latin I

Peter Steward – Latin II

Claire Rhode – Latin II

Timothy Fry – Latin II

Kenmore

Sophia Constantien – Latin I

Zephren Collinson – Latin II

Williamsburg

Will Ayers – Latin I

Sophia Bullard – Latin I

Alison Gaylord – Latin II

Maya Jacks – Latin II

Carl Lasker – Latin II

Joseph Mundt – Latin II

Garret Neal – Latin II

Shannon Redifer – Latin II

Henry Sault – Latin II

McDaniel College awarded more than 320 bachelor's degrees May 19, at the College's 142nd Commencement.

  • Owen C. Baird of Arlington graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.

  • Benjamin C. Mattox of Arlington graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.

Claire T. Wahle of Arlington graduated with a bachelor's of science in psychology from DeSales University on Saturday, May 19.

The following students received a degree from Skidmore College on May 19:

  • Lauren Gradowski of Arlington received a BA degree Magna Cum Laude.

  • Rena Linden of Arlington received a BA degree Summa Cum Laude.

The following Arlington area students received Master of Arts degrees from the University of Oklahoma Norman campus during Spring graduation ceremonies:

  • Albert Emmanuel Green — Master of Arts

  • Cristina Tufts — Master of Arts

  • Michael J. Rautio — Master of Arts

  • Clemente Hinojosa — Master of Arts

  • Juan Pablo Crespo Del Granado — B.S. in Civil Engineering

  • Rebecca Lee Marr — B.A. in Liberal Studies

Senior Project offers each 12th grader an opportunity for personal growth that is self-determined, easily observable, and ultimately empowering. In the process, students learn the importance of time management, networking, and problem-solving. As their projects evolve, the seniors realize their potential and the opportunities that are available to individuals with determination and know-how.

Senior Project was created as a culminating experience for Wakefield students in 1998 to showcase their knowledge, skills, and talents. Each student designs, refines, and accomplishes a significant “real world” project, reflecting approximately 150 hours of work. Students are required to document their hours in journals, work with mentors, and write essays about their experiences. Each project culminates in a 15-25 oral presentation before an assessment panel. Senior Project celebrates the individuality of each student and helps them realize their potential for success.For additional information, contact senior project coordinator Lisa Labella at 703-228-6666.

Harvard College announced today that Alexander Zaloum of Arlington, will matriculate and join the Class of 2016 in the fall. Zaloum will join 1,600 students selected from a pool of more than 34,000 applicants.