Alexandria School Notes

Alexandria School Notes

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Back-to-School Drive. Through Aug. 19. Donate new backpacks and school supplies to any of the donation boxes in the area, send gift cards to the FACE Center, T.C. Williams High School Room A123, 3330 King St. or volunteer to sort supplies on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Visit

Diana Polson, a graduate of T.C. WIlliams High School, has earned a doctoral degree in political science from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

The Alexandria City Public Schools Office of Communications and Public Relations received six awards in the 2013 Publications and Electronic Media Contest sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). ACPS received an Award of Excellence in the category of Social Media for the ACPS and Social Media entry and an Award of Merit in the category of School District - Special Purpose Publication for "A Planning Guide for Students and Parents." ACPS earned Honorable Mention awards in the category E-Newsletter (Internal Audience) for ACPS Daily Digest for Feb. 15, 2013; in the category Internet/Intranet Website for the ACPS website; in the category Special Purpose Publication for Education Digest; and in the category Videocasting/Videostreaming for "ACPS News Break."

Glancy Rosales of T.C. Williams High School accepted an honors scholarship awarded by Northern Virginia Community College.

Gabrielle Sakellarides graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine May 25.

Maxwell Moomba was named to the 2013 spring president's and dean's lists at Lincoln University

Stephen Kuhn graduated from the University of Delaware.

Jacqueline Beckwith and Kelly McGrath were placed on the deans' commendation list for the spring 2013 semester at Gettysburg College.

Cheryl Olechnowicz has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean's honor list for the spring 2013 semester.

Kathleen Ansel has earned a place on the dean's list for the spring semester at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Ansel completed 10th grade at T C Williams High School before leaving to attend early college.

Grace Goodwin, an art and history major, and Spencer Brooks, an international relations major were both recipients of the dean’s award for academic excellence during the 2013 spring term at Colgate University.

Michael Barber, a peace and conflict studies major, and Aidan Mosley, a history major, were both recipients of the dean’s award for academic excellence during the spring 2013 term at Colgate University.

Connor James Lenio was named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

Luis A Mojica Rodriguez was named to the Columbia College dean's list for the January-March and March-May 2013 sessions.

Evan Jenkins has earned placement on the dean's list for the 2013 spring semester at Berklee College of Music.

Jennifer Anne Lynch and Sarah Elizabeth Ortman graduated from Miami University in southwestern Ohio.

Brittney Boykin, a Sacred Music major, graduated from the Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

Cheryl Olechnowicz received the John Edgar Baublitz Pi Lambda Sigma Award in Management at Gettysburg College's Spring Honors Day ceremonies.

Emma Florence Cordell was named to the Miami University president's list.

Caroline T. Kelly has been named to first honors on the Clark University dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Emory University presented degrees to the following people: William Ford, who received masters of public health; Christina Heddesheimer, who received a doctor of law degree; Michael Howell, who also received a doctor of law degree; and Meghan McCullough, who received a doctor of medicine degree.

Brooks Eaton has been named to Lawrence University’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

The following area students graduated from Mercyhurst University this past May: Gregory Rouson with a master of science in applied intelligence and Joseph Thessin with an associate in science in liberal arts.

Nine Alexandria residents graduated from Radford University at the end of the spring semester. Earning Bachelor of Science degrees were Stephen Andrew McFarland, psychology; Tewodros Degefu Desta, biology; Kristin Ashley Kayes, political science; Charlotte Patricia Warrington, communication; Emily Sohyoung Besse, media studies; and Megan Marie Maple, interdisciplinary studies. Earning a Bachelor of Art degree was Andrew Spencer Williams, art. Earning a Bachelor of Administration degree was Andrea Michelle Laplace, history. Earning Bachelor of Business Administration degrees were Stephanie Carolyn Cockayne, finance; and Emily Sohyoung Besse, marketing.

The following students have been admitted to Hampden-Sydney College: Logan Durwood Leathers III who will enter with a president’s award; Kurt David Anderson who will enter as a Patrick Henry Scholar; and Scott Michael Bellamy, Nicholas David Fletcher, Javier Ernesto Landaverde, Steven Dino Ponce, and Henrik Lars Anderson, Jr. who all enter with alumni awards.

Katherine Hussey, a theater arts major, has made the spring 2013 dean's list at Hofstra University.

Michelle Hassell earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 3-D digital graphics from RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Andrew Stebbins earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Domenic Carr and Michael Saunders graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology this past spring.

Anastasia C. Voellm, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Voellm, was recognized for outstanding achievement at Randolph-Macon Academy at the school's second end-of-year awards ceremony in May. Voellm received the president's award for academic achievement.

Edward Bell, a freshman at Tufts University, made the spring 2013 dean’s list.

Christopher McDonough graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester: Christopher M. Orem, Colin B. Stamper, Rachel A. Gartlan, D'Elia M. Chandler, Matthew T. Czechanski, Samuel J. Ferrara, Andrew K. Kicinski, Claire S. Osborn, Sarah E. Tianti, Marianne S. Wolz, Shauna M. Erickson, Katherine G. Banchoff, Eileen Cheng, Kelley A. Cumpton, Kelsey E. Donley, Catherine A. Doulis, Olivia N. Foroughi, Roger B. Gildersleeve, Sandy S. Janwatin, Marin A. Nolan, Molly E. Vaughan, Alexander J. Zelloe, Devin B. Amole, Khoki N. Bernier, Nicholas W. Galdos, Farhan M. Hasan, Elliott T. Jernigan, Caroline E. Kelly, Kathleen A. O'Connor, Michael C. Pourchot, Alexander W. Cheng, Kevin H. Corcoran, Sarah E. Curzon, Kathleen H. Driscoll, Anna M. Gehring, Gabrielle N. Gonzalez, Mark C. Micklem, Ian S. Philips, Sasha A. Spriggs, Joseph F. Taylor, Alan Tran, Annmarie J. Wood, Lindsey M. Baumann, Julianne D. Bigler, Molly A. Bowdring, Reed H. Bryant, Michelle S. Cohen, Samantha L. Cooper, Bridget A. Corridon, Christina L. Devine, Todd P. Ferri, Casey P. Jenkins, Dylan M. Keightley, Saskia R. Kroesen, Grant G. Leonard, Douglas P. Magill, Kelly D. McFarland, Madalena R. McNeil, Leo T. Naegele, Owen T. Nugent, Kelley M. O'Leary, Catherine B. Royka, Laina N. Schneider, Sean M. Trenchard, Patrick M. Murphy, Dylan M. Bischoff, Jason M. Cayanong, Hilmi D. Entabi, Michael C. Fagan, Hunter J. Fairchild, Adam D. Frank, Travis E. Frank, Alan A. Gomez, Ezra S. Kaypaghian, Juan G. Montolin, Timothy H. Song, Jessica R. Wessinger, Lina S. Abdelatif, Andrew J. Chesley, Hanna Y. Coleman, James E. Creaven, Primal K. Dhillon, Kruthika Kikkeri, Andreas C. Kunkel, Richard D. Lee, Brian M. MicKey, Natalie S. Montequin, David R. Moran, Carolyn Y. Mottley, David C. Oetjen, Stefan J. Povolny, Brittany L. Sholes, Mishell A. Siles Borda, Younes Taleb, Jennifer L. Thompson, Rebecca K. Truong, Jwalita Veeramachaneni, Hope H. Wentzel, Julia E. Zukowski, Philip J. Daniel, Peter T. Raum, Girum Z. Tessema, Laura A. Vilhauer, Robert J. Calvey, Peter Francis S. Guevara, Stephanie M. Mateus, Christine R. McCoy, Kirsten R. Melone, Alicia L. Sobral, Erika L. Weidman, Mitchell S. Youmans, Ryan G. Morrison, Michele J. Newby, Mahmood A. Alwash, Robiel M. Ande, Michelle J. Baca, Allison S. Biache, Mikala T. Brunson, Ali M. Buhisi, Alan Cai, Gwendolyn M. Cardiff, Mussie Kebede, Zachary T. Kiszka, Menen L. Missailidis, Kevin K. Pham and Eileen H. Phan.

Elizabeth Conran and Kara Von Dresner both graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus this spring.

Ashley Lynn Thorpe graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor of social work degree.