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Dallas woman helps LBCC to title

ALBANY -- Madi McGuire of Dallas was one of six members of the Linn-Benton Community College Livestock Judging Team that recently won first place overall at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. A total of 26 teams and 121 students from across the nation participated. LBCC is only the second West Coast team to place first in the event's 34-year history.

Locals graduate from George Fox

NEWBERG -- Two Polk County residents were among the more than 200 students who received degrees during George Fox University's midyear commencement ceremony on Dec. 19. Leanna Dasso of Falls City and Kaylan Carpenter of Rickreall each received Bachelor of Arts degrees in social and behavioral science from the Newberg school.

Texas university recognizes James

LONGVIEW, Texas -- Spenser James of Dallas has been named to the fall term 2009 president's list for outstanding academic accomplishment at LeTourneau University. To qualify for the president's list, students must maintain a 4.0 grade-point average.

Area student makes WSU honor roll

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Andrew K. Davis of Dallas has qualified for inclusion on the president's honor roll for fall semester 2009 at Washington State University. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in nine graded hours in a single term and earn a grade-point average of 3.75, or a 3.50 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work, to be eligible.

Polk residents earn GFU recognition

NEWBERG -- George Fox University's midyear dean's list included the names of several students from Polk County.

Among those honored were:

Elizabeth Kean, jr., elementary education, Dallas; Kirsten Fertig, sr., biology, Independence; and Grant Knowles, soph., biology, Wade Knowles, soph., biology, Jenn Lippert, fr., theater, Ashley Parks, sr., elementary education, and Kacey Parks, jr., philosophy, all of Monmouth.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a 3.5 or better grade-point average for at least one term.


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