Mount Vernon Army Cadet John T. Rice has received the George C. Marshall Award from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. The Vanderbilt University student is the son of Julia Rice of Alexandria, and William Thomas Rice of Annapolis. He graduated in 2009 from West Potomac High School.
Fairfax County Public Schools students won awards at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state conference held recently in Virginia Beach. Ten of the winners will represent Virginia at the national competition in Nashville in May. The following students also received awards at the state conference: Mount Vernon High School: Beatrice Asuaa and Eva Asumadu, silver in advocacy; Jessica Montoya and Angelica Santiago, silver in applied technology; Isaac Castro-Aranda, Carlos Rice, and Estevan Vega, bronze in culinary arts; Danielle Allen, gold in job interview; Brianna Ragland and Franqui Pierce, silver in illustrated talk; Karla Vasquez, bronze in focus on children; Lexi Halstead, silver in recycle and redesign; and Anika Arviso, Shahara Simmons and Natalie Allen, bronze in life event planning.
Mickayla Noel of Alexandria will attend Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school. The daughter of Ronald and Evette Noel will study creative writing. Previously, she was a student at Bishop Denis J. O’Connell.
Julia Larsen, a junior at Connecticut College, took part in "Into The Woods," a Theater and Music Department production, held April 25-28 in Tansill Theater at Connecticut College. Larsen played the part of Voice of the Giant and served as props designer for the production. Larsen is a 2010 graduate of Oakcrest School, and is the daughter of Cynthia and Kenyon Larsen of Alexandria.
Edmund Hammond and Caleb Williams have been admitted to Saint Augustine's University for the fall semester.
Colin Chadduck graduated from Emory & Henry College.
The following students graduated from Hampden-Sydney College: Carlos Alberto Galicia graduated with a B.A. in psychology and Spanish. A graduate of Annandale High School, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Federico Galicia of Alexandria. Zachary Tyler Hellmuth graduated with a B.A. in economics. A graduate of Bishop Ireton High School, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett A. Hellmuth III of Alexandria.
Erykah Moorer of Mount Vernon High and Aaron Moorer of Whitman Middle built the winning car in the 2013 Science Museum of Virginia Junior Solar Sprint competition. They entered the competition as members of the South County Youth Network, an organization that promotes STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) to students and offers quality programs and activities that empower young people.
Suzanne K. Parrish, from Hybla Valley Elementary School was awarded a Certificate of Study for her participation in the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program.
At Final Convocation on April 25, Hampden-Sydney College senior George Forrest Allen received the James Madison Award, given to a political science major for outstanding scholastic achievement. A Venable Scholar, he serves as a Resident Advisor. He is a member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa (academics), the College Republicans, the Fly Fishing Club, and the Beta Theta Pi social fraternity. He recently received the James Madison Public Service Certificate from the Wilson Center for Leadership. A foreign affairs major, Forrest graduated from West Potomac High School and is the son of George and Susan Allen of Alexandria.
The following students graduated from Coastal Carolina University: Constance Darlington, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in exercise and sport science. Jesse Jarvis graduated with a bachelor of arts in graphic design.
Blake LeBlanc graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of science business administration in management.
Andrew Huerta graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor of science degree in biology.
Reza Hemayati was recently awarded a Ph.D in computer science from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.
Michael R. Hull graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
Andrew Garden made the president's list both fall and spring semesters at Clemson University for 2012-13. He is a freshman and a 2012 graduate of West Potomac High School.
Linda McCargo is a May graduate of Lycoming College. McCargo graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in German.
Andrew Huerta, a senior biology major, was named to the spring 2013 dean's list.
Lily Noguchi has been named to the dean's list at Randolph College.
Kathleen Taylor has been named to the dean's list at Randolph College.
Daniel Christopher Alexander earned a bachelor of science in business administration: marketing from Bryant University.
Lisa Bryan received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from University of Northern Colorado.
Tyler Kimbel received a doctorate of philosophy, counselor education and supervision from University of Northern Colorado.
William Staples received a bachelor of general studies in liberal arts and sciences from University of Kansas.
Kate Schneider from West Potomac High School is a recipient of a 2013 Celebrate Fairfax Community Spirit Scholarship.
Kevin Sumner Stewart has been named to the dean's list at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Sarah Conrad was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education that is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. The Alpha Gamma Delta Chapter at Mary Baldwin College encourages members to take active roles in promoting worthy educational ideas and practices.
John Stehl, a sophomore communication major; Megan Von Kolnitz, a sophomore marine science major; and Blake LeBlanc a senior management major, all earned dean's list status for the spring 2013 semester at Coastal Carolina University.
Bethlehem Ramet graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science from Quinnipiac University.
Caroline T. Kelly received a bachelor of arts in French from Clark University.
Anson Lee received a masters degree in public administration from Marist College.
Emily Laubach was awarded dean's list honors for academic achievement during the spring 2013 semester at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Marissa Manderfield received a bachelor of arts degree from Curry College.
Liana Pardini graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor's degree in political science.
The following local residents have been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester: Jacob Thomas Alexander, a general engineering major; Melissa Christine Beaty, a political science major; William Dill Rogers III, an industrial engineering major; Amanda Michelle Smith, a philosophy major; and Emily Anne Smoot, who is majoring in pre-business.
Allison Cappelletti graduated from Chatham University with a bachelor of arts in English.
Mariya Ilyas graduated from Bowdoin College with a major in mathematics and a minor in government and legal studies.
Nathaniel Chester and Andrew Frazier were awarded bachelor of arts degrees from Connecticut College. Chester majored in biological sciences while Frazier majored in history.
Melat Habtemichael, Meron Habtemichael, and Edgardo Pleitez have been placed on the dean’s list in recognition of their academic excellence during the spring 2013 semester at New River Community College.
Megan Elizabeth Epperson and Emily M. Kane both graduated from Clemson University. Epperson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a cachelor of arts in biological sciences, while Kane graduated with a Master of Education in counselor education.
Felix Boakye-Afriyie, Daniel I. Fritz, Jenna L. Tryon, and Alexandra B. Van den Berg all made the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year at Bucknell University.
The Mt Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce awarded nine scholarships to the following local graduating high school students: Nebiyou Melaku, Hayfield Secondary School; Jinhee Suzanne Lee, Mount Vernon High School; Joanna Morgan, West Potomac High School; Hellen Moffitt, West Potomac High School; Kyle Kilcoyne, Thomas A. Edison High School; Hillary Lebedun, South County High School; Karla Pajuelo, Bryant Alternative High School; and Kelly Mejia Posadas, Mount Vernon High School. The Jeff Todd Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Beatrice Asuua, Mount Vernon High School.
The Virginia Board of Education and Virginia Department of Education have approved a proposal to establish Governor’s Health Sciences Academies at Falls Church Academy and West Potomac Academy. The Governor’s Health Sciences Academies will offer Career and Technical Education Health Sciences courses to students interested in pursuing careers in the health care field. Students from any Fairfax County Public Schools high school will be able to enroll in the courses currently offered at the Governor’s Health Sciences Academies for the 2013-14 school year.