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Ava Oaxaca

Ava Oaxaca, a senior at H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, will perform the Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone by Andre Waignein with the George Mason University Wind Symphony on April 14 at 2 p.m. Oaxaca won the 2012 John Philip Sousa Foundation National Young Artists Solo Competition. The award is a solo performance with a large university or military band ensemble. Her performance with the George Mason University Wind Symphony will take place at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, on GMU’s Fairfax campus.

Olivia Weingart was named to the dean’s list at Thomas More College.

Adrian Blust was named to the dean’s list at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. Blust is majoring in physics.

Hannah Grace Madison has been named to the dean's list at Clemson University.

Anabel Montano was named to the fall 2012 honors list at Mary Baldwin College.

Alex Still, a dance major, is on Butler University's dean's list for the fall semester.

Wayne Thomas has earned a MS in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Nathan Young made the dean's list for fall 2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Michelle Dawn Williams earned a graduate certificate degree in museum studies from the University of Memphis.

Michael Srisuwan was named to the Loyola Marymount University dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

Ariana Decastro a student at Wakefield High School has been nominated to represent Virginia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Decastro will join 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media.

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and Sodexo presented Claremont Elementary School with the Healthy Schools Award for participating in the Healthy Kids Fun Run at a school wide assembly. In addition, the Claremont P.E. department received $1,000.

Jillian Luoma-Overstreet was named to the St. Olaf College dean's list for the fall 2012 semester. She is the daughter of Charles and Kristine Luoma-Overstreet.

Notre Dame of Maryland University has named Katherine Way the first winner of the Sister Maura Eichner Award for Young Poets. Named in honor of poet, teacher and Notre Dame alumna, Maura Eichner, SSND '41, the competition celebrates aspiring young female poets nationwide. Way attends Yorktown High School.

Halle C. Ritter, Washington-Lee class of 2008, is in Singapore doing field study and research in the Balam Rain Forest, Kranj Watershed, for her master's thesis in environmental engineering at MIT.

Joseph Breslin was named to the dean's list at The University of Scranton for the fall 2012 semester. Breslin is a junior neuroscience major.

Bayard B. Roberts was named to the dean's list for academic achievement during the fall 2012 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Louisa Allen was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of New Hampshire.

Andrew Bladen, a member of the class of 2016, and Emily Foggo, a member of the class of 2014, were named to the dean’s list at Washington and Lee University. Foggo also earned honor roll status for fall 2012.

The following James Madison University students have been named to the president's list for the fall 2012 semester: Logan Knowles is a senior whose major is geographic science. Christina Radloff is a senior whose major is health sciences. Dana Probasco is a junior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies. Mara Berkland is a freshman whose major is interior design. Alanna John is a senior whose major is interior design. Hannah Aiken is a sophomore whose major is political science. David Elliot is a senior whose major is psychology. Rosemary Girard is a junior whose major is writing, rhetoric and technical communications.

John Brigagliano, Sara Brigagliano, Arianne McArdle and Gretchen Schneider made the fall 2012 dean's list at Wake Forest University.

The following students graduated from James Madison University during the Dec. 15 commencement exercises: Charles Gomes, bachelor of business administration in accounting; Peter Foster, bachelor of science in biology; Christopher Topham, master of business administration in information security; Marleny Escobar, bachelor of science in communication science and disorders; Kahla Day, bachelor of business administration in computer information systems; Alicia Mau, bachelor of science in health sciences; Matthew Sims, bachelor of arts in justice studies; Brian Sims, bachelor of arts in justice studies; Jason Beadles, bachelor of science in kinesiology; Ariel Salinas, bachelor of business administration in marketing; Sheena Rettaliata, master in physician assistant studies; Rachel Apfelbaum, bachelor of arts in psychology; Kieran Rice, bachelor of science in public policy and administration; Carole Spoth, master of occupational therapy; and Lindsey Alexander, bachelor of social work.

Stephanie Dinan graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from James Madison University during the December 2012 commencement exercises.

Carolina Galdiz, a member of the class of 2014 at Trinity College, has received faculty honors for the 2012 fall semester.

Lindsay Nguyen, a junior at James Madison University, presented research this week at the Energy and Sustainability Conference in Richmond. Nguyen, an integrated science and technology major, is part of a team of students that is teaching energy conservation to fellow students in a course created by the students.

Ann Bellinger, class of 2015 at Tufts University, was named to the university’s dean’s list.

Nathan Hughes, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, was named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute's dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester.

The following James Madison University students have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester: Lindsey Alexander, senior majoring in social work; Celeste Amalfitano, senior majoring in nursing; Rachel Apfelbaum, senior majoring in psychology; David Bernhardt, sophomore majoring in management; Taylor Brandt, freshman whose major is undeclared; Michael Brown, sophomore majoring in economics; Cody Buchanan, sophomore majoring in integrated science and technology; Cynthia Carson is a junior whose major is media arts and design; Katherine Carten, sophomore majoring in media arts and design; Emil Christensen, senior majoring in physics; Erin Connors, junior majoring in justice studies; Grace Corapi, senior majoring in communications studies; Kahla Day, senior majoring in computer information systems; Bruno del Alamo, freshman majoring in statistics; Matthew Demsky, senior majoring in communications studies; Stephanie Dinan, senior majoring in English; Katharine Donohoe, senior majoring in writing, rhetoric and technical communications; Margaret Duarte, junior majoring in integrated science and technology; Erin Eby, junior majoring in media arts and design; Ellen Fransen, senior majoring in English; Lorrane Freitas, senior majoring in international affairs; Rachel Griffin, senior majoring in management; Devon Harkins, freshman whose major is undeclared; Charles Hilla, sophomore majoring in international affairs; Benjamin Klingelhofer, sophomore majoring in kinesiology; Lisa Konort is a freshman whose major is undeclared; Jordan LaBella, senior majoring in communications studies; Louis Linden, sophomore majoring in integrated science and technology; Amanda Maggio, junior majoring in communications studies; Ghizlaine Mallek, senior majoring in marketing; Monica McAndrews is a freshman whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies; Lisa McNabola, sophomore majoring in geographic science; Jordan Meyer, senior majoring in psychology; James Morgan, junior majoring in hospitality management; Andrea Oaxaca, senior majoring in anthropology; Ana Pinto, senior majoring in anthropology; Timothy Ryan, sophomore majoring in international affairs; Christopher Seipp, sophomore majoring in management; James Sheats, senior majoring in integrated science and technology; Nicole Shebchuk, sophomore majoring in marketing; Colin Smith, senior majoring in media arts and design; Shannon Smith junior majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies; Leila Spolter is a freshman whose major is theatre and dance; Kevin Tomlinson, junior majoring in biology.

Catherine M. Frondorf received honors on McDaniel College’s dean’s list.

Milvia C. Herrera received high honors on McDaniel College’s dean’s list.

Lara Geronime has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Geronime earned a doctor of philosophy in educational policy and leadership.

Zach Allman and Brian Mazuc were named to the honor roll at the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.

Kelly Tynan graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree.

Cristina Tufts, Christopher Ferris, Jeanne Louise Molinari and Randy Saldivar graduated from the University of Oklahoma Norman campus with master of arts degrees.

The following area residents were named to the dean's list at Grove City College:

Gray Gustafson, a junior English major has been named to the dean's list with High Distinction. He is the son of David and Sharon Gustafson.

Grace Rieman, a senior psychology major has been named to the dean's list with High Distinction. She is the daughter of Garth and Deborah Rieman.

Devin McDonald Gaby, a sophomore physics major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. A graduate of Yorktown High School, he is the son of Keith and Lynne Gaby.

Lauren Brooks, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham, has been named to the honors list.

Emilia Lynch was named to the dean’s list at the University of Saint Joseph.

John Bruemmer was named to the honor list of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Ga.

The following area students have been named to the dean's list at the University of Vermont:

Amy R. Law, a senior majoring in nutrition and food sciences in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Michael T. Stahr, a first-year majoring in political science in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Stephanie M. Tate, a junior majoring in environmental studies in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Alexandra Pill and Andrew Jones were named to the dean's list of Emory College.

Michael Tramonte has earned placement on the Gonzaga University dean's list for fall semester 2012.

Laura Pinkerton, a junior, and Kathryn Tsagronis, a freshman, were named to the president’s list at The University of Mary Washington.

The following students were named to the dean’s list at University of Mary Washington: Lindsey Bevis, a junior; Nicole Dobson, a sophomore; Christine Downie, a sophomore; Mattson Fields, a senior; Nicholas Grove, a senior; Anna Keyser, a freshman; Susannah Lui, a freshman; Christopher Nelson, a sophomore; Alice O'Brien, a junior; Catherine Schlupp, a senior; Lila Spitz, a freshman; and Imani Tinter, a sophomore

David Elliot has been named to the president's list at James Madison University for the fall 2012 semester. Elliot is a senior majoring in psychology.

Marie-Claire H. Walters has been named to first honors on the Clark University dean's list.

Thomas Kagan graduated with a bachelor's degree in management computer systems from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Alison Mohamed has graduated from Fort Hays State University with an M.S. in education administration.

The following students were named to the dean’s list at Michigan Technological University: Andrew Lund, biomedical engineering; and Paul Schneider, biomedical engineering.

Mohammed Alforaih recently received a master of business administration degree in management from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md., during its 141st commencement ceremonies.

Jason Christopher Price graduated Dec. 31 from Greensboro College with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and economics.

Wakefield High School seniors Dominique Lopez-Piper and Jhonny Maldonado were selected to sing in the All-Virginia Chorus. Lopez-Piper was selected as Soprano I and Maldonado was selected as Bass I. Yorktown High School senior Anne Lacey and Washington-Lee High School junior Sterling Webster were selected as alternates.

James Wanda has been named to the 2012 fall semester dean's list at Lafayette College.

The following residents earned dean's list honors for the Fall 2012 semester at Saint Joseph's University:

Victoria T. Stewart is majoring in pharmaceutical marketing; and Colleen A. Burke is majoring in psychology.

Brandon Ravenell a senior finance major, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester in the College of Business Administration at Rider University.

Nikole Snyder graduated from the University of New Haven on Jan. 19, 2013 with a masters in national security and public safety.

Audrey Bowler has been named to the dean’s commendation list at Gettysburg College for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2012 semester.

Villanova University named the following students to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester: Noor Faraby is pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Thomas Warring is studying computing science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Washington-Lee High School freshman Marisa Shotwell was one of two Virginia students inducted into the American Junior Academy of Science at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston. Shotwell presented research for her project, “The Effect of Different Antibiotics on Staphylococcus Epidermidis in a Simulated Surgical Suture,” comparing the ability of penicillin, vancomycin and moxifloxicin to inhibit growth of a Staph virus in a simulated surgical suture. Her research was conducted at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Shotwell intends to pursue a career in medicine.

Margaret M. Meyer, a senior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the dean's list for her outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2012-13 year. Meyer is the daughter of Nancy Foster of Arlington and attended Yorktown High School.

Sarah Fearon graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in business administration accounting from RIT's E. Philip Saunders College of Business in the fall 2012 quarter.

The following students at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Brendan T. Dannaher is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business. Emmanuel Deleon is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Alice A. Farrell is a freshman 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 senior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering. Ahmed A. Aly is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering. Amanda C. Anger is a junior majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Sarah C. Fyffe is a sophomore majoring in accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business. Emma R. Gilbert is a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business. David B. Kogan is a junior majoring in mathematics in the College of Science.

The following students at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Doreen M. Ng-Sui-Hing is a junior majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering. Joshua G. Eddy is a junior majoring in aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering. Isabel K. Siemon-Carome is a freshman majoring in university studies. Eric Andrade is a senior majoring in chemistry in the College of Science. Lance R. Chao is a freshman majoring in university studies. Paige Emanivong is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Glenn G. Kinsman is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business. Clayton V. Miller is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business. Jake M. Miller is a freshman majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Sabrina K. Patwary is a sophomore majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science.

The following students at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Hagar G. Sanjakdar is a freshman majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Jade N. Zekan is a sophomore majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. John J. Bardo is a junior majoring in environmental policy and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Charlotte L. Batdorf is a freshman majoring in university studies. Stephen P. Cerqueira is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Robert E. Cole is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Emily E. Cook is a freshman majoring in humanities, science, and environment in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Cody R. Cummings is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Megan M. Gottfried is a sophomore majoring in geography in the College of Natural Resources and Environment. Olivia Huston is a senior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Stephanie A. Jennings is a sophomore majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business. Benjamin M. Liroff is a junior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business.

The following students at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Mark P. Mainardi is a junior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering. Valerie A. McDonald is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science. Matthew S. McDonnell is a senior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business. Devin J. O'Conor is a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Daniel J. Owen is a freshman majoring in university studies. Claire R. Pakenham is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech. Roy B. Powell is a junior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business. Sarah I. Russo is a freshman majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Ian B. Smith is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Victor L. Weiss is a sophomore majoring in university studies. John T. Beckman is a freshman majoring in business in the Pamplin College of Business. Michael J. Binkley is a senior majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering. Corbin C. Bird is a freshman majoring in psychology in the College of Science. James T. Boisture is a senior majoring in economics, business in the Pamplin College of Business. Catherine G. Boryan is a freshman majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

The following students at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Kaley J. Burlingame is a freshman majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business. Eric B. Carver is a junior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering. Alejandra M. Espinoza is a sophomore majoring in psychology in the College of Science. Anthony A. Flickner is a junior majoring in management in the Pamplin College of Business. Nicholas J. Friedman is a junior majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business. Maxie G. Keeler is a senior majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Alina M. Kramer is a freshman majoring in mathematics in the College of Science.

The following students at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: James A. Leyden is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering. Victoria E. Mellin is a junior majoring in Animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Raleigh K. Mills is a freshman majoring in university studies. Madeleine F. Richhart is a freshman majoring in university studies. Ethan B. Roberts is a junior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business. William T. Ryan is a junior majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science. John R. Seidman is a freshman majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Olivia J. Shipley is a junior majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Thomas W. Yu is a senior majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering. Erica L. Wiles is a junior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business. Katherine M. Seymour is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

Young scientists from the area had a chance to showcase their projects during the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineer Fair. This year’s winners, which include students from Arlington Public Schools middle and high schools, were announced on March 3.

  • Best in Fair Grand Prize – (Students in this category will compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ, May 12-17.) Julian Thomassie and Henry Love – Yorktown High School. Biruktawit Assefa – H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program.

  • Alternate Awardee -Margaret Doyle – Yorktown High School.

  • Best in Fair – (Grades 7 and 8) Elizabeth Moar – Kenmore Middle School.

Virginia State Science Fair – Regional finalists placed first at the regional level and were recommended by the judges to attend the State Science Fair (Regional finalists will compete on April 5-6 at Virginia Military Institute)

  • Washington-Lee High School: James Rigassio, Meredith Loper, Nathaniel Grevatt, Ariel Bobbett, Kanika Hav, Dakota Wenberg, Marisa Shotwell, and Mishu Barua

*Yorktown High School: Kelley Mark, Jeremy Nussbaum, Julian Thomassie and Henry Love, John Hawley, Ellie McDonald and Sophie Frank, David Dolaher, Samantha Pitcher, and Margaret Doyle

  • H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program: Biruktawit Assefa

Broadcom Masters – The Broadcom Masters is a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for students in grades 6-8. (Students will compete online against other students across the U.S.)

  • Alice Bell – Jefferson Middle School

  • Reece Preisser and Zachary Rosenthal – Williamsburg Middle School

  • Clayton Reppert – Gunston Middle School

  • Elizabeth Moar – Kenmore Middle School

  • Ricardo Mestre – Gunston Middle School

  • Bilguuzaga Battogtohk – Kenmore Middle School

  • Johanna Klein – Jefferson Middle School

Victoria Krieger and Andrew Mitchell were named to the dean’s list at Salisbury University.

The following students were named to the dean’s list at Geneva College: Taylor Kelly is a junior communication disorders major. Jason Conner is a sophomore Christian ministries major.

Marymount University has been named to the 2013 president’s higher education community service honor roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for engaging its students, faculty, and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. This is the University’s fifth consecutive year on the honor roll.

In academic year 2011-12, more than 1,500 students gave over 21,000 hours of service. In addition, faculty and students in the physical therapy and health sciences programs worked with the Arlington County School System to develop recess and nutrition programs to help address the causes of childhood obesity. Marymount’s athletic teams also worked with Arlington youth on developing skills and love of sports.

Kenmore Middle School eighth grader Delaney Myers won the Intermediate Category of the Virginia Division of the 2013 International Aviation Art Contest. The theme for this year’s competition was “My Favorite Air Sport.” Myers’s painting features a young boy and girl watching aerobatics.

The following students have been named to Randolph-Macon Academy's honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year: Thomas Kim, the son of Richard and Un Hui Kim of Arlington, was named to the dean's list. He is a junior at Randolph-Macon. Jessica Neupane, the daughter of Ram and Goma Neupane of Arlington, was named to the president's list. She is a sophomore at Randolph-Macon.

More than 300 JMU students embarked on 30 spring break trips around the country and world. Students spent the week living simply, focused on service in their destination community but also on teamwork and reflection within their group. The following students participated in alternative spring break: Ana Pinto, Victoria Corapi, Hannah Dannenfelser, Marie-Michele Freedman and Erin Connors.

Kenmore Middle School sixth grader Inmar Castillo-Hernandez received the AAA National Lifesaving Medal. Castillo-Hernandez is one of eight students nationally to receive the award. Castillo-Hernandez was nominated for his actions as a fifth grade safety patrol at Carlin Springs Elementary School. He patrolled the bus loop at Carlin Springs where on June 12, he pulled a Pre-K student out of harm’s way during dismissal. As a teacher was leading a line of students to the bus, one child broke free from the line and started running toward the bus lane. Castillo-Hernandez stopped the child and pulled her back onto the sidewalk, preventing her from entering the lane where a bus was moving forward. The three teachers who witnessed the act stated that if Castillo-Hernandez had not reacted as quickly as he did, the child would have been seriously injured. He will be recognized along with three other recipients from the Washington, D.C. region at an Orioles Baseball game on April 6. The awards ceremony will take place on May 30 at the AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Foundation for Safety & Education annual Outstanding Safety Patrol luncheon in Baltimore.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced that 15 APS students have received recognition in the National Scholastics Art Competition.

Gold Medal:

Wakefield High School junior Emily Hambridge: Stripped (Mixed Media)

Yorktown High School junior Lincoln Matta: Exhaustion (Drawing)

Wakefield High School junior Mohammed Rahman: My Possessions (Drawing)

Yorktown High School senior Bri Sandoval: Super Nova (Drawing) & Transhumanism (Drawing) (2 awards)

H-B Woodlawn senior Helen Westergren: Paper Construction (Fashion)

Silver Medal:

Washington Lee High School senior Margaret Barry: Girl Considers Skull (Painting)

Wakefield High School junior Tess Canino: 2013 Dinosaur Calendar (Design)

Yorktown High School junior Griselda de leon: Bullied (Ceramics & Glass)

Yorktown High School senior Zana Gankhuyag: Phantom (Printmaking)

Yorktown High School junior Maddie Harple: Fractured (Ceramics & Glass)

H-B Woodlawn eighth grader Brian Mctyre: Crack Of Light (Photography)

Wakefield High School junior Marina Ralph: Gently Down The Stream (Photography)

Washington Lee High School junior Natalia Rodas-Calderon: Old Man (Painting)

American Vision Medal:

Wakefield High School senior Rossnelly Salazar: Third Wheel (Drawing)

Arlington Career Center students won 80 medals at regional SkillsUSA competitions. The students will move on to compete at the Virginia SkillsUSA competition on April 20 in Roanoke.

Culinary Arts District Competition – Jan. 26

Culinary Arts Gold – Dameyon Dalante

Culinary Arts Bronze – Salina Ogbe

Food Preparation Assistant Gold – Patrick Dassira

Food Preparation Assistant Silver – John Hoye

SkillsUSA District Competition – Jan. 29

Job Interview Gold – Aisha Farooq and Darby Grover

Job Interview Silver – Kalyn McNulty

Auto Maintenance Gold – Aaron Herrera

Auto Maintenance Silver – Frank Painter III

Automotive Service Technology Bronze – Cristian Gudiel

Photography Gold – Ai Van Thi

Photography Silver – Dakota Crawford and Jimmy Adams

Photography Bronze – John Pagan and Eric Michael Berthold

Commercial Baking Silver – Sylvia Ali

Nail Care Technology Gold – Charlotte Hepler

Broadcast News SkillsUSA District Competition – Feb. 9

Radio Communications Pre-produced Gold – McKenzie Nelson, Charles Phillips, Manny Vasquez, Hugh Vasquez, Andrew Wagner, Joey Cimento, Jeremy Cannon and Crosby Sensibaugh

Television (Video) Production Gold – Jeremy Cannon, Evan Horowitz, David Aronson, Crosby Sensibaugh, Peter Brown and Maryam Oukib

Television (Video) Production Silver – Emily Bennett and Fred Wolf

Television Broadcast News Gold – Jeremy Cannon, Sarah Grabman, Darby Grover, Evan Horowitz, Julia Harris, Maryam Oukib, Jasmine Robinson, Peter Brown, Joey Cimento, Kyle Lusby, Karin Rojas-Grajeda and Fred Wolf

Television Production Cut Only Gold – Jeremy Cannon, Crosby Sensibaugh, Evan Horowitz, Brian Kaplan, Sarah Grabman, Jasmine Robinson, Austin Harple, Julia Harris, Emily Bennett, Maryam Oukib and Peter Brown

Television Production Cut Only Bronze – Jonathan Veizaga, Kelvin Bonilla Clavijo, Michael Ali, Karin Rojas-Grajeda, and Patrick Rath

Television Production Special Effects Gold – Jeremy Cannon, Evan Horowitz, McKenzie Nelson, David Aronson and Sarah Grabman

Television Production Special Effects Silver – Ivan Kurilla, Sandra Medrano and Darby Grover

Television Production Special Effects Bronze – Hugh Vasquez and Manuel Vasquez

3-D Animation Gold – Enkh-Amar Tserendorj, Jordan Lymus, Jeremy Crawford and Austin Tyras-Reed

Ad Design Gold – Linda Hernandez, Yanina Saavedra, Kevyn McNew, Juan Pablo Lozan and Ochirnyam Baasandorj

The following students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Claudia Sara Landazabal and Shelby Leigh Tarkenton.

Wakefield High School junior Madeline Brophy, Teen Parenting Program senior Karla Vasquez and Washington-Lee High School senior Henry Conklin participated in Poetry Out Loud’s Virginia Region 4A competition at Signature Theatre on Feb. 22. The students won their school-level competitions in December. Conklin won the regional competition and represented APS at the state competition in Richmond on March 14. He was eliminated in the third round.

Elizabeth Wahle of Arlington, a member of the class of 2016 at Providence College, recently spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as part of the College's Alternative Spring Break 2013 program. More than 230 Providence College students participated through the Habitat campus chapter at Providence College. Wahle worked on a home project in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ashley Fredericks, Mary Harford and Kathleen McLean have been named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Eckerd College.

Nathan Hughes, a first-year student majoring in mechanical engineering, has been named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's fall commencement ceremony held Dec. 21, 2012, in Cassell Coliseum.: Emmanuel Deleon received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the College of Science. David Keegan received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering. Martin Monnard received a bachelor of science degree in business in hospitality and tourism management from the Pamplin College of Business. Laura Gutierrez received a bachelor of arts degree in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Aurora Martin received a bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude in chemistry from the College of Science. Egziael Buzuayehu received a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering. Michael Binkley received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering. Ryan Buescher received a bachelor of science cum laude degree in economics from the Pamplin College of Business. Elizabeth Daly received a bachelor of science degree in hospitality and tourism management from the Pamplin College of Business.

Jessica Neupane, the daughter of Ram and Goma Neupane, participated in the 37th Annual Military School Band Festival on Feb. 22-24. She played the flute in the band. She is a sophomore at Randolph-Macon Academy.

Washington-Lee High School senior Luisa Banchoff and Yorktown High School junior Olivia Stavrou both received Scholastic Writing Awards. Banchoff has earned a gold medal for her senior portfolio for the second year in a row. Only fifteen students in the country received this honor, which comes with a $10,000 scholarship. Additionally, Stavrou received a silver medal for dramatic script.

The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design: Kimberly Davies, Mary Hudgins, May Li Lynch and Aubrey Metcalfe

On Sunday, March 24, Hampden-Sydney College senior Zachary James Madison was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society for college men and women. Zach serves as a Resident Advisor, played shortstop/second base on the varsity baseball team his first three years at H-SC, and was named to the All-ODAC Academic Baseball Team each of those years. He is a member of the Big Brother Program, the honor society Sigma Tau Delta (English) and the social fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. An English major, he is a graduate of Yorktown High School and is the son of George and Carol Madison.

Jeffrey Culver is the recipient of a 2013 Rochester Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award.

Culver, who graduated from RIT in 1982 with a degree in criminal justice, is the director of corporate security for the World Bank, where he is responsible for the safety and security of the bank's operations and personnel in Washington, D.C., and in 128 country and regional offices around the world. Prior to that, he spent 24 years working for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

David Cooper, Julia Fairweather, Thomas Newman and Jenny Chan were named to the dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dana Warnecke and Justin Guastaferro earned a spot on an honors list at Purdue University.

Joseph Molinaro recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Molinaro earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in industrial design.

Corey D. Grant is a recipient of the National Achievement Scholarship, worth $2,500. Corey is a student at Wakefield High School and interested in computer engineering.

Kathleen McLean, a member of the class of 2015 at Eckerd College, was one of thirty sophomores to be named a Peter Pav Freshman Scholar by Eckerd's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Zeta of Florida. McLean is pursuing a degree in international relations and global affairs.