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— The following Arlington students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the fall 2012 dean’s list:

  • Patrick E. Morris is a junior majoring in general engineering.
  • Ethan B. Roberts is a sophomore majoring in economics and science.
  • Courtney V. Scarborough is a junior majoring in animal and poultry sciences.
  • Sanjeev K. Thiyagarajan is a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering.
  • Allison H. Wilkes is a senior majoring in English.
  • Devin J. McCue Emery is a senior majoring in marketing management.
  • Katherine M. Seymour is a senior majoring in psychology.

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

Kathryn Giles 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.

Two Arlington residents graduated from McDaniel College:

  • Owen C. Baird graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
  • Benjamin C. Mattox graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Claire T. Wahle graduated with a bachelor's of science in psychology from DeSales University.

Two Arlington residents graduated from Skidmore College:

  • Lauren Gradowski received a BA degree Magna Cum Laude.
  • Rena Linden received a BA degree Summa Cum Laude.

The following Arlington area students graduated from the University of Oklahoma Norman:

  • 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

Two Hampden-Sydney College students were named to the spring 2012 Dean's List:

Nicholas Lawrence Leggieri is a graduate of West Potomac High School and is the son of Carl and 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 was named to the University of Mary Washington's spring 2012 President's List. 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 and Elizabeth Anne Catalano, both , have been named to the spring 2012 President's List at Clemson University.

Brian Doyle received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia.

The following Arlington residents graduated with honors from James Madison University:

Chloe Lewis, magna cum laude with a bachelor of business administration in accounting.

Elizabeth Tedder, cum laude with a bachelor of science in biology.

Katherine Meehan, cum laude with a bachelor of arts in communication studies.

Charles Nguyen, cum laude with a bachelor of business administration in computer information systems.

Joseph Anderson, cum laude with a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Diana Wahler, cum laude with a bachelor of arts in justice studies.

Leslie Haase, cum laude with a bachelor of arts in media arts and design.

Lisa Musto, cum laude with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Nora Swisher, cum laude with a bachelor of science in physics.

On June 7, 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.

The following Arlington residents graduated from James Madison University:

Tatiana Cornejo, bachelor of arts in anthropology.

Frances Loyer, bachelor of arts in art history.

Michael Tran, bachelor of science in computer science.

Karen Duval, bachelor of arts in economics.

Kevyn Easley, master of arts in Teaching.

Eileen Eder-Moreau, master of arts in Teaching.

Jessica Everett, master of arts in Teaching.

Sarah Kyser, master of arts in Teaching.

Kristen Wolla, master of arts in Teaching.

Leah Haling, bachelor of science in engineering.

Douglas O'Keefe, bachelor of arts in English.

James Heydinger, bachelor of business administration in finance.

Henry Relph, bachelor of business administration in finance.

Scott Bentley, bachelor of science in geographic science.

Michael Gran, bachelor of science in health sciences.

Ryan Cook, bachelor of science in integrated science and technology.

Daniel Ferran, bachelor of science in integrated science and technology.

Amanda Martindale, bachelor of science in integrated science and technology.

Meghan Bourne, bachelor of science in interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Madeline Boyd, bachelor of science in interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Erica Buerger, bachelor of arts in international affairs.

Brigid McAndrew, bachelor of arts in international affairs.

Frederick Kerrigan, bachelor of business administration in international business.

Kristen Richardson, bachelor of science in justice studies.

Kyle Fredericks, bachelor of science in kinesiology.

Matthew Leighton, bachelor of business administration in marketing.

Samantha Zito, bachelor of science in nursing.

Krystel Holst, bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion.

Cassandra Jones, bachelor of science in psychology.

Sara Johnson, bachelor of arts in sociology.

Anthony Nebeker-Monch, bachelor of arts in theatre and dance.

Grace Rieman, a junior psychology major at Grove City College, has been named to the spring 2012 Dean's List. She is the daughter of Garth and Deborah Rieman .

Louisa Allen 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 spring 2012 Dean’s List. Pratt is majoring in Communication - Radio/TV/Film.

Robin W. Gardiner was named to second honors on the Clark University spring 2012 Dean's List.

Marie-Claire H. Walters was named to first honors on the Clark University spring 2012 Dean's List.

The following Virginia Tech students have graduated:

  • Brendan Karlstrand, Bachelor of Arts cum laude in classical studies.

*Aurora Martin, Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in music.

*Christopher Sherlock, Bachelor of Science in Business in business information technology.

*Rosemarie Bundoc, Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in international studies.

*Mary Ann Frances Calica, Bachelor of Science in psychology.

*Madelaine Torres, Bachelor of Science in Business in finance.

*Rebecca Zapata, Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering in materials science and engineering.

*Emma Indingaro, Bachelor of Science in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

*Adam Hickey, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in computer engineering.

*William Brady, Bachelor of Science in computer science.

*Michael Ciampa, Bachelor of Science in geosciences.

*Catherine Conti, Bachelor of Arts in history.

*Michael Hughes, Bachelor of Science in biological sciences.

*Andrew McClellan, Bachelor of Science in Business in economics.

*Lauren Panke, Bachelor of Arts cum laude in international studies.

*Leah Stricker, Bachelor of Arts in humanities, science, and environment; and Bachelor of Science in environmental policy and planning.

*Allison Wilkes, Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in English.

*Madeline Williams, Bachelor of Science cum laude in biochemistry.

*Martha Woldu, Bachelor of Arts cum laude in international studies.

*Cynthia Gomez, Bachelor of Science in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

*Emma Kiser, Bachelor of Science in environmental policy and planning.

*Devin McCue Emery, Bachelor of Science in Business magna cum laude in marketing management and Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in communication.

*Christopher Dykema, Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering.

*Mark Peterson, Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

*Michael Cangialosi, Master of Science in Geosciences.

*Edward Landrum, Master of Business Administration in Business Administration.

*Emily Loney, Master of Arts in Education in Counselor Education.

*Timothy Tishman, Master of Accountancy and Information Systems in Accounting and Information Systems.

*Joshua Nicholas, Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

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

Arlington Bishop O’Connell High School: Meagan C. David and Elaine M. Harrington

Washington Lee High School: Andrew R. Auchter, Abigail K. Bessler, Ariel Bobbett, Rachael K. Chase, Sebastian Coupe, Sonia A. Holar, Mary E. Parker-Simkin and Elizabeth M. Roy

Yorktown High School: Emily J. Boda, John B.Hoagland, Jeremy S. Nussbaum, Nicole Orttung, Calvin Pollard, David T. Reich and Katherine A. Way

William Auer and Andrew Knizner recently matriculated as part of the Class of 2016 at Marietta College. Both are graduates of Yorktown High School.

The Virginia Music Educators Association recognized 13 APS music students in jazz, choir and orchestra. Virginia Jazz Ensemble (State Level)

  • Washington-Lee: Thomas Faris, Alto Sax
  • Yorktown: Caleb Rakestraw-Morn, Trumpet

Senior Honors Choir (State Level)

  • H-B Woodlawn: Ned Sieverts, Tenor 2 and Eren Guendelsberger, Bass 1
  • Wakefield High School: Shelton Siegel, Tenor 2

Senior Regional Orchestra

  • Yorktown: Caleb Rakestraw-Morn, Trumpet and Casey Lim, 1st Violin
  • H-B Woodlawn: Julian Cohen, French Horn and Olivia Taylor, Violin
  • Wakefield: Sam Matzner, Principal Viola and Mark Schreiber, String Bass
  • Washington-Lee: Nathan Ullberg, 1st Violin and Chris Leo, Violin 2nd alternate

Many of Denison's undergraduate students choose to broaden their horizons through off-campus study each semester. In these programs, students continue to receive full credit toward a Denison degree while pursuing diverse research or academic opportunities.

Eryn Hurley is studying with the International Partnership for Service Learning Program in Ecuador.

Elizabeth Patton s studying with the Arcadia College of Global Studies Program in South Africa.

For five weeks in June and July, Alice Nelson of Arlington participated in a study-abroad program examining the role of media in a post-conflict society, and assisted in producing two short documentary films: "Future Tense," which offers a youth perspective on the deep divisions that persist among the region's major ethnic groups - Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks - and what can be done in order to move forward, and "A Mother's Walk," which follows the Mothers of Srebrenica on one of their yearly visits to the hillsides where their relatives were massacred by Serbian troops under the command of Gen. Ratko Mladic. Nelson is majoring in media arts and design.

Liam O'Neill, a sophomore majoring in building construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, who is a percussion musician, was selected to be a member of the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech.

Arlington Career Center juniors Jeremy Cannon and Evan Horowitz placed second in the first annual student video contest sponsored by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA). The winners were announced at the Opening General Session of the VSBA Annual Convention on Nov. 14. Students were asked to create a 30-second video around the theme, “there is no app for that.” The contest gave students the opportunity to create a thought-provoking video individually, in a small group or as a class project. Videos were judged on how well they addressed the topic, the quality of the production of the video, as well as the depth of thought and creativity of the video. Both Cannon and Horowitz are in Tom O’Day’s TV/Multimedia Production II class at the Career Center.

Kimbeng Ngeh will be among the 2,600 students graduating from Wayne State University this semester with a bachelor's degree in public relations.

In February, Robin Thacker was one of 1,306 students who were named to Biola University's Spring 2012 Dean's List for academic excellence.

Alexandra Symcak has been accepted at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2013 semester. Alexandra, a Yorktown High School student, plans to major in Marine Science.

APS music students in middle and high school recently earned regional and national honors for their achievements.

  • American Choral Directors Association National Honors Choir — H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program: Sophie Nicholakos and Nathaniel Stern; Swanson Middle School: Olivia Levin

and Ezekiel Albro.

  • Junior District Honors Orchestra — Williamsburg Middle School: Emma Sophie Moore, violin (asst. concertmaster); Bailey Knight, violin 2; Madelen Dressler-Vollsaeter, cello and Rebecca Brown, cello. Gunston Middle School: Tyler LaPointe, violin 1; Ishan Chatterjee, viola.
  • Senior District Honors Orchestra — Yorktown High School: Nathan Fafjar, violin 1; Lauren Wengrovitz, violin 2; Grace Edquist, violin 2; Joseph Orttung, violin 2; Reagan Brown, principal cello. Washington-Lee High School: Sebastian Coupe, violin 2. Wakefield High School: Haley Walter, principal viola; H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program: Evan McLean, cello.
  • District High School Honors Chorus — H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program: Catalina Bennefield, Eliza Bracy, Johnny Bowman, Luke Bultena, Grace Evans, Noah Harrington, Arianna Hume, Kyra Klontz, Nora LeValley, Emma Rose Magner, Olivia Prosak, Nathaniel Stern, Olivia Taylor, Imogen Thomas and Helen Westergren; Wakefield High School: Gabriel Fernandez, Dominique Lopez-Piper, Sarah Mason, Jhonny Maldonado, Asa Meyer, Shelton Siegel and Will Westray; Washington-Lee High School: Meghan Craig, Julia Landini, Callie Randall, Claire Seaton, Esther Ullberg, Sterling Webster and Betsy Yuhas; Yorktown High School: Sinclair Cabocel, Jia Ni Cheng, Margot Hanlich, Natasha Hone, Anne Lacey and Grace Maurer.

The following students were selected to play in the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side program.

  • Violin I — Washington-Lee High School: Sebastian Coupe, Austin LaPointe and Nathan Ullberg; Yorktown High School: Casey Lim, Joseph Orttung and Lauren Wengrovitz.
  • Violin II — Washington-Lee High School: Sonia Holar and Tenley O'Hara; Yorktown High School: Emma Potochny.
  • Cello — Yorktown High School: Madeleine Donovan, Sarah Lettau, Joseph Potochny and Maddy Sault.
  • Bass — Yorktown High School: Jacob Dormuth and Thomas O'Malley.
  • Viola — Washington-Lee High School: Natalie Volk; Yorktown High School: Nomin Bayandalai.

Jennifer Fitch Folsom, a 1997 graduate of the college, was recently elected to the Randolph-Macon College Board of Directors of the Society of Alumni. Her term will expire in 2015. Folsom is a partner at Momentum Resources.

Audrey Bowler, a current first-year student at Gettysburg College, was awarded a David Wills Scholarship by the College. Gettysburg College recognizes students' academic achievement in high school by awarding merit scholarships.

Arlington Science Focus School Principal Mary Begley was named Administrator of the Year by the Greater Washington Reading Council at its annual conference in Fairfax yesterday. This award recognizes an administrator whose commitment to literacy is exemplary and unparalleled.

Ryan RisCassi was named to the honor roll at Brevard College in Brevard, N.C. for fall 2012.

Providence Smith was named to the dean's list for the 2012 fall semester at Messiah College. Smith is a junior majoring in sociology and anthropology.

Josephine Lugovskyy graduated from University of Kansas with a doctor of philosophy in economics.

Katie Johnson and Amelia Snelling were named to the dean’s list at University of Delaware.

The Salisbury University Alumni Association welcomed Darren J. Jackson to its board of directors. Jackson earned a B.S. in business administration in 2004. He is the mid-Atlantic sales manager for the Bank of America, specializing in medical practice sales and acquisitions. He also has been a sales representative for healthcare industry leaders, including Quest Diagnostics, and Merck and Pfizer pharmaceuticals. At SU, Jackson was a resident assistant, president of the University’s NAACP Chapter and chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Student Advisory Council.

Zachary James Madison was named to the dean's list at Hampden-Sydney College. Zach is a graduate of Yorktown High School and is the son of George and Carol Madison.

Daniel Jarred Napier made the dean's list at Gardner-Webb University.

Wakefield High School’s Briana Rusin and Washington-Lee High School’s Natalie “Coco” Hewitt were selected as Posse Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, worth more than $140,000 each, to a Posse Foundation partnering institution. Rusin, who plans to attend Pepperdine University, and Hewitt, who plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, were selected out of 1,500 nominees nationwide.

Olivia Weingart was among more than 500 students from Thomas More College who made the dean's list.

Christian Childs a Clarkson University senior majoring in engineering and management, interned at City of Round Rock in Round Rock, Texas, last summer.

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.

Davis & Elkins College student Alex Torres is portraying multiple characters and providing production support for the winter term theatre production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” A criminology major, Torres is the son of Raquel Easter.

Michelle Dawn Williams earned a graduate certificate degree in museum studies from the University of Memphis during commencement ceremonies Dec. 16, 2012.

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 has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Decastro was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

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 and each student received a healthy snack pack from Sodexo.

Jillian Luoma-Overstreet was named to the St. Olaf College dean's list for the fall 2012 semester. Luoma-Overstreet is an undeclared major. 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 (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 at Scranton.

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. Roberts, a member of the class of 2016, graduated from St. Mark's School.

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.

Emily Foggo, a member of the class of 2014 at Washington and Lee University, has earned honor roll status for the recently ended fall 2012 term.

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 degree in accounting; Peter Foster, bachelor of science degree in biology; Christopher Topham, master of business administration degree in information security; Marleny Escobar, bachelor of science degree in communication science and disorders; Kahla Day, bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems; Alicia Mau, bachelor of science degree in health sciences; Matthew Sims, bachelor of arts degree in justice studies; Brian Sims, bachelor of arts degree in justice studies; Jason Beadles, bachelor of science degree in kinesiology; Ariel Salinas, bachelor of business administration degree in marketing; Sheena Rettaliata, master degree in physician assistant studies; Rachel Apfelbaum, bachelor of arts degree in psychology; Kieran Rice, bachelor of science degree in public policy and administration; Carole Spoth, master of occupational therapy degree; and Lindsey Alexander, bachelor of social work degree.

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 is a senior whose major is social work.

Celeste Amalfitano is a senior whose major is nursing.

Rachel Apfelbaum is a senior whose major is psychology.

David Bernhardt is a sophomore whose major is management.

Taylor Brandt is a freshman whose major is undeclared.

Michael Brown is a sophomore whose major is economics.

Cody Buchanan is a sophomore whose major is integrated science and technology.

Cynthia Carson is a junior whose major is media arts and design.

Katherine Carten is a sophomore whose major is media arts and design.

Emil Christensen is a senior whose major is physics.

Erin Connors is a junior whose major is justice studies.

Grace Corapi is a senior whose major is communications studies.

Kahla Day is a senior whose major is computer information systems.

Bruno del Alamo is a freshman whose major is statistics.

Matthew Demsky is a senior whose major is communications studies.

Stephanie Dinan is a senior whose major is English.

Katharine Donohoe is a senior whose major is writing, rhetoric and technical communications.

Margaret Duarte is a junior whose major is integrated science and technology.

Erin Eby is a junior whose major is media arts and design.

Ellen Fransen is a senior whose major is English.

Lorrane Freitas is a senior whose major is international affairs.

Rachel Griffin is a senior whose major is management.

Devon Harkins is a freshman whose major is undeclared.

Charles Hilla is a sophomore whose major is international affairs.

Benjamin Klingelhofer is a sophomore whose major is kinesiology.

Lisa Konort is a freshman whose major is undeclared.

Jordan LaBella is a senior whose major is communications studies.

Louis Linden is a sophomore whose major is integrated science and technology.

Amanda Maggio is a junior whose major is communications studies.

Ghizlaine Mallek is a senior whose major is marketing.

Monica McAndrews is a freshman whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Lisa McNabola is a sophomore whose major is geographic science.

Jordan Meyer is a senior whose major is psychology.

James Morgan is a junior whose major is hospitality management.

Andrea Oaxaca is a senior whose major is anthropology.

Ana Pinto is a senior whose major is anthropology.

Timothy Ryan is a sophomore whose major is international affairs.

Christopher Seipp is a sophomore whose major is management.

James Sheats is a senior whose major is integrated science and technology.

Nicole Shebchuk is a sophomore whose major is marketing.

Colin Smith is a senior whose major is media arts and design.

Shannon Smith is a junior whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies.

Leila Spolter is a freshman whose major is theatre and dance.

Kevin Tomlinson is a junior whose major is 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.