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Potomac School Notes May 22

Alan Pugh was recently honored with a Louis B. Perry Summer Research Grant, allowing Pugh to do collaborative research with a professor at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Pugh will be working with Assistant Professor of Psychology Pavel Blagdov on testing hypotheses regarding the differential links between boldness, meanness and disinhibition in the psychopathic personality. Pugh is the son of Graham Pugh and Kelly Ellison and a 2010 graduate of Wootton High School. He is currently a rising senior psychology major at Whitman College.

The following Washington and Lee students have earned dean's list status for 2013 winter term: Margaret Antonsen, a member of the class of 2013 and Timothy Fisher, a member of the class of 2015

David Lee Jr., a junior at Randolph-Macon Academy, attended the 2013 Honors Conference at Virginia Military Institute in March. Lee is the son of Hong Gang Li and Chun Qing Lei of Potomac.

The following area students were named to the dean's list at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, during the spring 2013 semester: Anthonia George studied science and Nathaniel Hoffman studied business administration.

Dylan T. Thayer, son of Jody and Bradley Thayer, was named the recipient of The Hawley Prizes in Greek and Latin and The Manley F. Allbright Fellowship at Hamilton College. Thayer, a senior majoring in classical languages and religious studies, is a graduate of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School.

On April 25, David Lee, Jr. completed his first solo flight. Lee, the son of Hong Gang Li and Chun Qing Lei, successfully completed three take-offs and three landings alone in a Cessna 172 airplane at Front Royal-Warren County Airport. Lee is a junior at Randolph-Macon Academy. He is the second squadron first sergeant in R-MA's Air Force JROTC unit, a member of the Honor Council, and a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and the National German Honor Society. He is involved in the Academy's High Flight program, which offers preparation for students interested in becoming military officers. He has also played football, wrestled, and run track. His goal after graduating from Randolph-Macon Academy in 2014 is to attend West Point and become an officer in the Army.