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Centre View School Notes May 1

Two local Susquehanna University students studied this spring at Regent’s College in London, England. Steven Blaney, of Centreville, is a junior international studies major. A 2010 graduate of Centreville High School, he is the son of Ilsa Blaney. Meredith Rigby, of Clifton, is a junior communications major. A 2010 graduate of Centreville High School, she is the daughter of Peter and Susan Rigby.

Taylin Frame of Centreville has received national recognition as an outstanding campus leader for 2013 by the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges® program. She is the daughter of Tony and Cyndi Frame. Frame is one of 53 seniors from Olivet Nazarene University to accept this award. A vocal music performance major, Frame received this honor for her achievements while at Olivet.

Kimberly Fitzpatrick a member of the class of 2015 at Eckerd College, was one of 30 sophomores to be named a Peter Pav Freshman Scholar by Eckerd's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Zeta of Florida. Fitzpatrick is pursuing a degree in marine science.

Jin Sig Min received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University by making the University's dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

Hayley V. Harris is a recipient of the National Achievement Scholarship, worth $2,500. Hayley is a student at Centreville High School and interested in computer science.

Flagler College senior Adair Findley, of Centreville, was recently inducted into the Phi Omicron chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official national communication honor society for undergraduates.

The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Austin Fallon, Bryan Li and Jason Dolinger.

Sarah Boyles of Centreville, was a member of the women's track & field team at Lebanon Valley College. Boyles, a graduate of Westfield High School, is a junior health science major.

Four students from Centreville High School Band were named to the 2013 Virginia All-State Band and one band student was named to the 2013 Virginia All-State Orchestra. Jenny Shin, a senior who plays the bass clarinet, was named to the All-State Symphonic Band, 3rd chair. Thomas Schneider, a senior who plays the tenor saxophone, has been named to the All-State Symphonic Band, 2nd chair. Christine Li, a freshman who plays the clarinet, was named to the All-State Concert Band, 9th chair. Allison Dettmer, a junior who plays the flute, was named to the All-State Orchestra, 1st chair.

Ryan Christopher Branch has been selected for a leadership position at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Branch has been promoted to Delta Company first sergeant. A resident of Centreville, Branch is studying physical education .

Danielle Martin, of Centreville, recently received the Poly-Med Outstanding Senior Award in bioengineering at Clemson University. Martin also was awarded a graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, and will receive a cash stipend of $10,000 to pursue graduate work in bioengineering. Martin will graduate summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA in May with a degree in bioengineering and a minor in business administration. She is enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh's dual-degree program to obtain a master of science in bioengineering and an MBA. She is a 2009 graduate of Centreville High School.

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recently honored the winners of the 24th Annual Writing Contest with a ceremony featuring Laura Scott, poet and author of “Death Wishing.” In the short fiction category, first place went to Gabrielle McCormack, of Centreville, for “Show Me Your Smile Please” and Morgan Skaggs, of Oakton, took second place for “Sang Noir.” This year’s awards were sponsored by the Society for Fine Arts.

Aun Kei Hong of Centreville graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in computer engineering from RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering in the winter 2012-13 quarter.