Arlington School Notes

Arlington School Notes

Monica Lozano and Juan Peredo have been named Connect With Kids Champions by The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, which acknowledges Arlingtonians who are making a difference in the live of Arlington youth. Lozano, a Minority Achievement Coordinator at Swanson Middle School, and Peredo, the Family Liaison at Yorktown High School were recognized at the June 18 Arlington School Board meeting.

Arlington Science Focus music teacher of 18 years Joe Puzzo has been selected as a quarter finalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award. The GRAMMY Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

Of the 150 Arlington Public Schools students who presented their independent science research projects at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science Symposium at Virginia Tech in May, 28 students received awards for their work. This year’s winners include: Animals and Human Sciences Honorable Mention: Juliana Gruver, Williamsburg Middle School. Chemical Science Third Place: Jack Toner, Jefferson Middle School Honorable Mention: Christian Clark, Jefferson Middle School and Jayaprakash Kambhampaty, Williamsburg Middle School. Chemistry Second Place: Nathaniel Grevatt, Washington-Lee High School Third Place: Rebeckah Fussell, Washington-Lee High School and Kelley Mark, Yorktown High School Honorable Mention: Ashleigh Grimmer and Alicia Huggett, Washington-Lee High School. Ecology and Earth Sciences First Place: Elizabeth Moar, Kenmore Middle School Second Place: Hannah Collins, Williamsburg Middle School. Engineering Honorable Mention: Noah Kennedy, Gianna Lum and Matthew Tatum, Washington-Lee High School; Henry Love and Julian Thomassie, Yorktown High School. Environmental Science Second Place: Julia Simon, Washington-Lee High School Honorable Mention: Marie Serfis, Washington-Lee High School. Human Behavior First Place: Xander Dyer, Gunston Middle School Honorable Mention Dylan Klapper and Alice Bell, Jefferson Middle School. Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Second Place: Anna Mendelson, Washington-Lee High School. Medicine and Health Third Place: Allison Jaffe, Washington-Lee High School. Physical Science, Engineering and Math First Place: Johanna Klein, Jefferson Middle School and Sarkis Ter Martrosyan, Swanson Middle School Third Place: Bilguunzaya Battogtokh, Kenmore Middle School Honorable Mention: Lauren Berry, Williamsburg Middle School. Physics Honorable Mention: Mishu Barua, Washington-Lee High School. Psychology Second: Place Agnes Cheng and Yasmin Khanan, H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program Third Place: Kelly Hart, Yorktown High School Maria Winchell, Washington-Lee High School Honorable Mention: Aura Cruz-Heredia, Washington-Lee High School. Zoology Honorable Mention: Margaret Doyle, Yorktown High School. A complete list of awardess is posted at

Adrian Blust was named to Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne's dean’s list. He is a physics major.

Katherine Andril graduated from Connecticut College with a bachelor of arts degree in art.

Rosalie Post graduated from Dean College with an Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies.

Four Arlington residents graduated from Clemson University May 10, 2013. Elizabeth Dean graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Kimberly Faist graduated with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Kurt Freemyer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Craig Stephanson Jr. graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management.

Dina Hamami, a freshman Communication pre-major, and Ryan Douthit, a sophomore Management major, were named to Coastal Carolina University’s dean’s list.

Marie-Claire H. Walters graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and spanish. Walters is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and Phi Sigma Tau, the national philosophy honor society. Walters is the recipient of the David N. Saltman '83 Undergraduate Prize for Excellence in Philosophy.

Melody Wren graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy.

Jacob Scott Vernau has been named to Clemson University's dean’s list. He is a psychology major.

The following local residents have been named to the president's list at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester: Anne Buckalow, a financial management major; Elizabeth Catalano, a communication studies major; Elizabeth Dean, a political science major; Hannah Madison, an English major; and Sarah Sondheim, an early childhood education major.

Benjamin Ziomek, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2013, has been awarded the Old Broad Bay Prize in reading German.

Six faculty members at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College were honored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for outstanding contributions to

teaching, leadership and learning. The 2013 Excellence Awards were presented to Michael Carrington, program head for computer science; Patricia Gary, assistant dean credit mathematics; Dahlia Henry-Tett, program head for health and physical education; Patricia Lazzarino, assistant dean mathematics; Nicole Mancini, physical education instructor; and Maryellen Ryan, economics instructor.

The following area residents were named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester at Grove City College. Gray Gustafson, a junior English major has been named to the dean's list with distinction. Grace Rieman, a senior psychology major has been named to the dean's list with distinction.

This summer, seven rising seniors from Bishop O’Connell High School will participate in Virginia Governor’s School programs. Srijan Bhasin has been accepted to the Governor's School Program in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, at Lynchburg University. Alex Ronkainen will be participating in the Governor’s School for Agriculture at Virginia Tech. Elizabeth Dannenfelser has been selected to attend the Governor’s School for Humanities at Radford University. Mary Barna will be participating in the Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts (Dance) at Radford University. Mary Donnelly has been selected for the full-immersion Spanish Language Academy at Washington & Lee University. Colleen Roney will participate in the partial-immersion Latin Language Academy at Randolph-Macon College. Sofia Goyonaga-Calatayud will attend the partial-immersion Japanese Language Academy at Randolph-Macon College.

The Virginia Sheriffs' Institute Scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Dodson, who will be graduating from Washington-Lee High School with a 4.0+ GPA. Dodson will attend Longwood University where she will pursue a dual major in criminal justice and psychology.

Jessica Stojak received a bachelor of science - elementary education/special education degree from Saint Francis University.

Natalia Quintana and Michael Conrad of Arlington earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2013 semester at Mount St. Mary’s University.

The 2013 Wakefield High School Education Foundation scholarship winners are: Mohanned Abdelaziz, NOVA; Amine Amarir, Georgia Tech; Carla Astudillo, NOVA; Ridi Barua, NOVA; Isaac Becerra-Llanos, VPI; Miles Bunsaku Crank-Brock, NOVA; Magdalena Carpio-Melendez, GMU; Matthew Chen, Evergreen State; Brandon Corts, MIT; Aboubacar Dia, UVA; Meron Gessesse, NOVA; Victor Gomez, Yale; Zoe Amanda Hemenway, JMU; Daniel Hill, NOVA; Alec Scott Jackson, University of Pittsburgh; Philip Joyner, NOVA; Laura Lemus-Linares; Vincent J Lopez, Inidana, PA; Malcolm Maloney, UVA; Daniel Mercado-Rios, UVA; Alexa Renee Moore, University of Pittsburg; Sibgatul Quayum, VPI; Briana N Rusin, Pepperdine; Rossnelly Salazar, NOVA; Shaneil Silvera, VCU; Ani Sinani, William & Mary; Danielle Vado, NOVA

Cadet Luis Antonio Gamarra Mendoza Jr. will travel to Canada this summer with The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes to participate in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, featuring more than 2,000 Canadian and international military and civilian performers. Mendoza is majoring in psychology.

Cadet Col. Killian Hopcroft was recognized at Randolph-Macon Academy for superior performance in Air Force JROTC. Hopcraft was presented The MacArthur Cadet of the Year Award, which recognizes a cadet who demonstrates exceptional performance of duties and responsibilities in a leadership role throughout the year.

The following students made the president's list at James Madison University for the spring 2013 semester: Hannah Aiken, Michael Brown, David Elliot, Ellen Fransen, Rosemary Girard, Beatrix Haddon, Brian Hahn, Logan Knowles, Lisa Konort, Dana Probasco, Christina Radloff, Meghan Reed, and Shannon Smith.

The following students graduated from James Madison University: Madeline Boyd, Meghan Bourne, Chloe Lewis, Teresa Rusin, Samuel Easley, Katharine Donohoe, Matthew Demsky, Jaclyn Smith, Alexander Case, Colin Smith, Karlyn Doyle, Alice Nelson, Stephen Hunsberger, Robert Matyas, Claire Doyle, Meghan Reed, Jason McNabola, James Sheats, Abinezer Teklegiorgis, Jennifer Sun, Elizabeth Guttman, John Bernhardt, Selamawit Mamo, Brian Hahn, and Julia Magin.

Halle C. Ritter received a master's of engineering in environmental and water quality engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Binghamton University Alumni Association has elected Christina M. Ritter to its Board of Directors. Her term of service begins July 1.

Dr. Solomon Yayehe graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Jeffrey W. Apperson, Nicole M. Dobson, Anne R. Grasselli, and Emma K. Leheney have made the president’s list at The University of Mary Washington for the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

The following students have made the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year at The University of Mary Washington: Sarah A. Anouilh, Elyse N. Bush, Elizabeth J. S. Davis, Christine M. Downie, Rachel L. Duffy, Mattson C. Fields, Seamus N. Hooban, Anna K. Keyser, Alice A. O'Brien, Jeffrey A. Paddock, Andrew G. Perrow, Alexandra O. Rodriguez, Julia Ruane, Christine S. Rumpf, Catherine Schlupp, William H. Sharp, Imani B. Tinter, Kathryn R. Tsagronis, Jacob M. Weiss, and Richard R. Westerman.

Elaine McCartin, daughter of Terrence and Muftuah McCartin of Arlington, graduated with a degree in English from Colorado College.

Caitlin Cassidy earned an MS in occupational therapy from the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences.

Grace Rieman, daughter of Garth and Deborah Rieman, graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Elizabeth De Leon earned a spot on the Loyola Marymount University dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.

The following students made the dean's list at James Madison University for the spring 2013 semester: Valerie Acquesta, Jordan Albro, Kelsey Barnes, Mara Berkland, Cody Buchanan, Katharine Donohoe, Margaret Duarte, Erin Eby, Lorrane Freitas, Rachel Green, Matthew Grieco, Rachel Griffin, Devon Harkins, Charles Hilla, Stephen Hunsberger, Laura Jennings, Alanna John, Scott Liddell, Louis Linden, Amanda Maggio, Julia Magin, Ghizlaine Mallek, Selamawit Mamo, Jennifer McCue, Lisa McNabola, Olivia Merrion, Jordan Meyer, Allison Mihalik, Kelsey Moffitt, Andrea Oaxaca, Nicholas RisCassi, Timothy Ryan, Bilgiin-Ild Saruul-Erdene, Christopher Seipp, James Sheats, Jaclyn Smith, Timothy Stansell-Gamm, Christian Straubs, Kevin Tomlinson, Nicole Tormey, Thomas Vasilopoulos, Charles Vitale, Michael Yuhas, Imane Zirari, and Bruno del Alamo.

Rachel N. Jacobs, a government major, and Margaret M. Meyer, a human development major, both graduated from Colby College.

Bayard B. Roberts has been selected for inclusion on the dean's list for academic achievement during the spring semester at St. Lawrence University.

Ratnakumar Paleru was awarded the GR cert in telecommunications and the master of science in electrical and computer engineering from Lawrence Technological University.

Tessa Gorte and Louisa Allen were named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Aliou Sow and Kristina Bikoulova graduated from Davis & Elkins College.

Katherine Andril has been named to the dean's high honors list at Connecticut College for the 2013 spring semester.

Joseph Breslin has been named to the dean's list at The University of Scranton.

Alec Jackson was awarded the David M. Brown Memorial Scholarship award for 2013 by The Friends of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium.

Pauline A. Cusmano and Stephanie C. Smith made the spring 2013 dean's list at McDaniel College.

Spencer Wilkens Brown graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English, and Catherine Marie Frondorf graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Communication, from McDaniel College.

John Michael Payne, Tara Smith, and Amelia Snelling have been named to the University of Delaware's dean's list for spring 2013.

Sara Brigagliano, Arianne McArdle and Gretchen Schneider were named to the dean’s list at Wake Forest University.

Carsen Mata was named to the dean's list at Fairfield University.

Yi Wang graduated from the University of New Haven with a bachelors of science in finance.

Christopher M. Schmeelk and Paige E. Taylor have been named to the dean’s list at Virginia Military Institute.

Michael Kitson, a computer science major; Froy Melendez, an applied mathematics major; Ramsey Opp, a computer science major; and graphic design major Janet West all made the dean's list for spring 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Crystal Nicole Donaldson earned a bachelor's of business administration degree from Fort Hays State University.

Alexandra Symcak has enrolled in Coastal Carolina University for the fall 2013 semester.

Sarah K. DiNardo was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Denison University.

Margaret M. Meyer was named to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2012-13 year at Colby College.

John Bruemmer was named to the honor list of Oxford College for the 2013 spring semester.

Kathryn Gstalder made the spring 2013 dean's list at The University of Toledo.

Logan Frederick earned academic recognition this Skidmore College. Frederick received the Roy T. Abbott III ‘78 Memorial Prize and was elected to membership in Pi Mu Epsilon. She was also named to the 2013 inaugural Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team.

Jacob Sherman graduated from Berklee College of Music.

Mary Hudgins and Jo-Yee Pang have been named to the dean's list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter 2013.

Audrey Bowler has been named to the dean’s honor list at Gettysburg College.

Kelsey Finnegan graduated from the University of Delaware.