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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Area students inducted into National Mercy Honor Society

The following students were inducted into Sigma Phi Sigma, Gwynedd-Mercy College's chapter of the National Mercy Honor Society:
Brett Bishop of Sellersville
Brandon Edgett of Telford
Laura Howell of Norristown
Ashley McCleaster of Ambler

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NPHS students named semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Competition

The following North Penn High School students were named semifinalists in the 2010-2011 National Merit Scholarship Competition:
Yash Ambegaonkar
Corinne Curci
Carolyn Huangci
Doo H. Kang
Rachel Kang
Jordan Ledbetter
Brina Malachowski
Alexander Mavis
Vy Nguyen
Kimaya Padgaonkar
Briana PedroniJulian
PeiProgga Rashid
Megan Ro
Kelly Rogers
Aalok Shah
Joseph VanGalen
Rebecca Wai

Monday, September 20, 2010

Students named to dean's list at Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the summer 2010 semesters. Dean’s List recipients are listed by area of residence.
Abington: Kennard HendersonAmbler: Kerri Moyer, Stephanie PlunkettBala Cynwyd: Dana KannerBlue Bell: Joseph Mata, Anne Rossell, Katherine TroupBoyertown: Jessica AdamsBridgeport: Tenille EtheredgeCedars: Patrick MurphyCheltenham: Adrienne Reynolds, Kristine TeitmanCollegeville: Alexandra Croke, Thomas Dempsey II, Nicholas Igbokwe, JessicaJudyski, Audra LombardoConshohocken: Nicole Desantis, Monica RobinsonElkins Park: Dina MeltzerElverson: Amanda PopelarskiGilbertsville: Tim McDonaldGlenside: Jeremy Davis, Anthony Frisco, Bong-In KohGreen Lane: Brenda PhelanHarleysville: Shannon Elrod, Ryan WelbyHatfield: Stephen MallozziHorsham: Gail Lankford, Julian Son, Mary WolfeHuntingdon Valley: Matthew GibboniJamison: Joanna PalacJenkintown: Max KravitzKing of Prussia: David Bernroth, Kenneth Clark, James MatherLafayette Hill: Nancy BoxerLansdale: Jillian Jauss, Cathy MoonLower Gwynedd: Michael CzaplickiMaple Glen: Andrew Borka, Olga Breslav, Gloria SchneppNorristown: Scott Craft, Michael Kilroy, Lucia Lee, Kang Swei, Jake Twombly, Maddie WendlerNorth Wales: Harold Bittner, Mina Ramzy, Robert Wenzel, Melissa YowellOssinging, N.Y.: Elizabeth PalovickPerkiomenville: Deborah Checkum, Helen HewittPhiladelphia: Aishe Muslyumova, William YuPlymouth Meeting: Matthew WaldmanPottstown: Chrisann Golden, Pamela KischRed Hill: Austin ReedRoslyn: Julie GuarracinoRoyersford: Amanda Kline, Andrea PowersSchwenksville: Zachary Indelicarto, Kimberly Libby, Noah Shipman, DanielleWisniewskiSouderton: Angela BerriosTelford: Daniel HitchnerWest Chester: Robert ConnorsWillow Grove: Lucas OcchienaWyndmoor: Elisabeth Forden
The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students with at least 12 creditswho achieve a grade point average (GPA) for 3.5 or higher.

Two earn academic honors at Johns Hopkins University

Two local residents were named to the Dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University.

Leah Harrell of Harleysville, Pa. is the daughter of Meacham and Catherine Harrell and attended Souderton Area High School in Souderton, Pa. Leah Harrell, who is majoring in an arts and sciences pre-major.

Aaron Schecter of Lansdale, is the son of David and Kelly Schecter and attended North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa. Aaron Schecter, who is majoring in applied mathematics and statistics.

To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.

Area students earn degrees at Excelsior College

The following local students have graduated from Excelsior College.
Christopher John Miriello, a resident of Perkasie has earned a Bachelor of Science.
Clayton R. Sherwood, a resident of Chalfont has earned a Bachelor of Science.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Area students graduate from Wilkes University

Wilkes University held its summer commencement ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 12, in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. The University awarded over 500 degrees and about 100 undergraduate and graduate students attended the ceremony. Wilkes also awarded its first ever doctor of education degree.
Graduates from the area included:
Jacqueline Nash, Doylestown, Master of Arts, Creative Writing
Johanna Bernstein, Quakertown, Master of Science, Education
Diana Cherrybon, Quakertown, Master of Science, Education
Cody Crooke, Doylestown, Master of Science, Education
Joseph Holmes, Quakertown, Master of Science, Education
Kathy Leaver, Doylestown, Master of Science, Education
Thomas Olson, Sellersville, Master of Science, Education
Sharon Poorman, Doylestown, Master of Science, Education
Suzanne Vincent, Doylestown, Master of Science, Education
Jenna Cottone, Perkasie, Master of Science, Education
Monika Wojcik, Perkasie, Master of Science, Education
Ashley Yoder, Souderton, Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Kelly Angeli, Hatfield, Master of Science, Education
Todd Bauer, Schwenksville, Master of Science, Education
Noriko Coyle, Green Lane, Master of Science, Education
Deborah Derro, Harleysville, Master of Science, Education
Joseph Devine, Lansdale, Master of Science, Education
Derek Fickert, Harleysville, Master of Science, Education
Thomasina Gentekos, Blue Bell, Master of Science, Education
Wanda Goetz, Telford, Master of Science, Education
Sarah Hange, Hatfield, Master of Science, Education
Meghan Hoffmeister, Ambler, Master of Science, Education
Donna Keech, Lansdale, Master of Science, Education
Jacqueline Keller, Green Lane, Master of Science, Education
Elizabeth Moyer, Telford, Master of Science, Education
Jessica Rogers, Schwenksville, Master of Science, Education
Andrew Swanson, Skippack, Master of Science, Education

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Area Students Named to Dean's List at Millersville University

Millersville University of Pennsylvania has announced the students who have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester. The 1,490 students received a grade point average (GPA) between 3.5 and 4.0 for the past semester:

Lauren Ricapito, from Pennsburg, PA.

Morgan Ricapito, from Pennsburg, PA.

Philip Conner, from Doylestown, PA.

Daniel Lipson, from Doylestown, PA.

Erika Werner, from Doylestown, PA.

Kristy Young, from New Britain, PA.

Tasha Carr, from Chalfont, PA.

Shae Portner, from Chalfont, PA.

Ryan Bahleda, from Perkasie, PA.

Kyle Godfrey, from Perkasie, PA.

Ashley Helman, from Perkasie, PA.

Colleen Mahaffey, from Perkasie, PA.

Joshua Moyer, from Perkasie, PA.

George Wagenmann, from Perkasie, PA.

James Walck, from Perkasie, PA.

Lynnsey Batcsics, from Quakertown, PA.

Sara Eidemuller, from Quakertown, PA.

Theresa Fitti, from Quakertown, PA.

Alicia Hughes, from Quakertown, PA.

Janelle Jackiewicz, from Quakertown, PA.

Katherine Kane, from Quakertown, PA.

Katelyn Maccarone, from Quakertown, PA.

Christina Moyer, from Quakertown, PA.

Mary Shuman, from Quakertown, PA.

Alyssa Leister, from Sellersville, PA.

Samantha Myers, from Sellersville, PA.

Christina Olindo, from Sellersville, PA.

Tiana Council, from Telford, PA.

Luke Damiani, from Telford, PA.

Elizabeth Lightkep, from Ambler, PA.

Michele Spinosa, from Ambler, PA.

Elizabeth Wawrzyniak, from Ambler, PA.

Cheyenne Cracchiolo, from Eagleville, PA.

Samantha D'Innocenzo, from Norristown, PA.

Elizabeth Kolessar, from Audubon, PA.

Joanna Ngov, from Norristown, PA.

Emily Seeberger, from Audubon, PA.

Keith Prushankin, from Blue Bell, PA.

Emily Carp, from Harleysville, PA.

Jennifer Carp, from Harleysville, PA.

Benjamin Hallowell, from Harleysville, PA.

Jacob Hoffman, from Harleysville, PA.

Jordan Kuhns, from Harleysville, PA.

Stephanie Lohr, from Harleysville, PA.

Gregory Saltzman, from Harleysville, PA.

Derek Morton, from Hatfield, PA.

Timothy Stauring, from Hatfield, PA.

Taylor Sulak, from Hatfield, PA.

Ryan Gutsche, from Lansdale, PA.

Kristen Holweger, from Lansdale, PA.

Hayley Howard, from Lansdale, PA.

Lauren Klauger, from Lansdale, PA.

Katelyn Lawn, from Lansdale, PA.

Melissa McKeown, from Lansdale, PA.

Jacquelyn Pease, from Lansdale, PA.

Corey Marino, from North Wales, PA.

Thomas Hanahan, from Schwenksville, PA.

Victoria Neuman, from Schwenksville, PA.

Samantha Scott, from Schwenksville, PA.