6/30 School Notes/Academic Honors

*Perrydale senior selected for award*Polk students make OSU honor roll*Area residents on GFU dean's list*Duo earn extended campus degrees*Locals qualify for LBCC honor roll*Dallas resident recognized


Perrydale senior selected for award

PERRYDALE -- Brenna Heide, a 2010 graduate of Perrydale High School, has received the school's DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

Heide received the award, the school's highest agricultural honor, for her excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work.

She served as the president of Perrydale's FFA chapter this year and earned the State FFA Degree. She has been involved in a variety of Perrydale FFA activities, including Food For All, Ag Olympigs, National FFA Convention Courtesy Corp and Halloween caroling.

Kirk Hutchinson is Heide's agricultural education instructor at Perrydale High.

Heide's name will be recorded on a permanent plaque at the school.


Polk students make OSU honor roll

CORVALLIS -- A number of Polk County residents qualified for inclusion on the 2010 spring term scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and carry at least 12 graded course hours to qualify.

Local students honored include:

Dallas -- Straight-A Average:

Madilynne J. Mc Guire, sr., environment economics, policy and management.

3.5 or better:

Shannon L. Brown, sr., management; Dominic M. Cheselka, soph., exercise and sport science; Anthony R. Davies, sr., civil engineering; Elyse M. Dickie, jr., pre-communication; Samantha E. Fenwrick, fr., environmental science; Abbe R. Groh, sr., music; Priscilla N. Harlow, soph., animal sciences; Lucas Hunt, sr., forest management; Megan E. Lytle, jr., physics; Kyson G. Montague, fr., pre-electrical and computer engineering; Amanda M. Norman, sr., business administration; Daniel T. Pearson, jr., history; Rebecca S. Pederson, soph., general agriculture; Eric J. Pfau, soph., pre-business; Stephanie K. Ritter, soph., human development and family science; Slade F. Thackeray, fr., music; Shelby M. Villella, soph., sociology; and Nathan B. White, sr., computer science.

Grand Ronde -- 3.5 or better:

Bryan D. Fendall, sr., natural resources.

Independence -- 3.5 or better:

Michael D. Chapman, post baccalaureate, forest operations management; Jenessa Ellestad, soph., music; and Rebecca L. Huber, soph., human development and family science.

Monmouth -- Straight-A Average:

Taylor B. Egen, sr., pre-business; Hattie G. Olson, sr., apparel design; and Jill M. Stauffer, post baccalaureate, accountancy.

3.5 or better:

Russell B. Boulware, soph., sociology; Cameron J. Glasscock, soph., pre-bioengineering; Melissa M. Greco, sr., interior design; Tara L. Hermens, soph., philosophy; Keith M. Petersen, jr., finance; and Maarja A. Simila, sr., liberal studies.

Rickreall -- 3.5 or better:

Anna M. Sarver, sr., applied visual arts; and Katie M. Stebbins, sr., health promotion and health behavior.

Area residents on GFU dean's list

NEWBERG -- Several Polk County residents have qualified for inclusion on the 2010 spring term dean's list at George Fox University in Newberg. They include: Kirsten Mamie Fertig, sr., Independence; Elizabeth Anne Kean, sr., Dallas; John David Kean, fr., Dallas; Wade Knowles, soph., Monmouth; Jenn Michelle Lippert, soph., Monmouth; Ashley Malee Parks, sr., Monmouth; Kacey Noelle Parks, sr., Monmouth; Lisa Gail Perry, fr., Monmouth; and Raiza Galit Zwirner, sr., Dallas. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must earn a 3.5 or better grade-point average.

Duo earn extended campus degrees

CORVALLIS -- Kathryn Cheval and Shawna Meekins, two residents of Independence, were among the more than 200 recent graduates of Oregon State University's Extended Campus program. The program delivers accredited courses to students via the Web, video/DVD, and through the use of other technologies. Cheval received her degree in education, while Meekins received a degree in liberal studies.

Locals qualify for LBCC honor roll

ALBANY -- Several students from Polk County qualified for inclusion on the 2010 spring term honor roll at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany.

Students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credit hours to qualify.

Local students honored include:

Dallas -- Isaac J. Buhler, Cory R. Stouder and April L. Whitney.

Grand Ronde -- Brandon Lee.

Independence -- Ronald T. Dove and Jon R. Schrader.

Monmouth -- Adam S. Breit, Gerald W. Fuls, Jordan N. O'Daniell and Cassandra M. Stone.

Willamina -- Shana E. Deluche.

Dallas resident recognized at OBU

SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Bethany Burke of Dallas was named to Oklahoma Baptist University's president's honor roll for the spring 2010 semester. Burke is a sophomore at the Christian liberal arts school. Students must achieve a semester grade-point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale to qualify.

Youths graduate from OYCP school

BEND -- Cadets Alexander Funk of Dallas and Carlos Rivera-Barker of Independence graduated from the Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (OYCP), a statewide alternative high school, on Wednesday, June 16, at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.

Graduation indicates the completion of the 5«-month residential phase of the program.

Cadet Funk earned his diploma and cadet Rivera-Barker earned enough credits to return to high school and graduate with his class.

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