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ACADEMIC HONORS Dallas High grad earns fellowship WICHITA, Kan. -- Travis Pike, a 2002 graduate of Dallas High School, recently was awarded the MFA Fellowship in Fiction from Wichita State University for the 2013-14 academic year. Pike is a graduate teaching assistant, working on his master's degree in creative writing and teaching English at the Kansas university. GFU honors Independence student NEWBERG -- Samantha Baldwin of Independence earned a spot on the George Fox University dean's list for the recently completed spring semester. To qualify for the honor, GFU students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. Baldwin is a junior majoring in nursing. Dallas resident makes UP dean's list PORTLAND -- Victoria Wellock of Dallas recently was named to the 2013 spring semester dean's list at the University of Portland. Students need at least a 3.50 grade-point average to be eligible for the dean's list. Wellock, a 2011 graduate of Dallas High School, is a junior majoring in biology. Local students named to honor roll ADAIR VILLAGE -- Polk County students listed on the fourth quarter 2012-13 honor roll at Santiam Christian Schools in Adair Village include: Seniors -- 4.0 GPA: Cody Manzi. 3.5 and above: Emma Boersma, Erin Fettig, Cody Paratore, Alisha Perry, Emily Thiessen and June Wang. Juniors -- 4.0: Emma Hill, Dennis Li and J.J. Reams. 3.5 and above: Brenna Humelbaugh, Tailor Kennel, Zachary Warner and Emily Westendorf. Sophomores -- 4.0: Justin Aldrich, Heather Bellinger, Isabella Fleener, Olivia Ledeboer, Jacob Manzi, Janina Ocker and Liam Perry. 3.5 and above: Tanner Butler, Alice Dai, Caitlin Fettig, Madeline Francis, Khoi Le and Katy Paratore. Freshmen -- 4.0: Jocelyn Porath and Abby Teal. 3.5 and above: Malika McElravy. Eighth Grade -- 4.0: Mikayla Manzi, August Thornton and Alexandra Watson. 3.5 and above: Alec Barba, Henry Fleener, Bailey Kazemier, Tesslyn Kennel and Jeremiah Tindle. Seventh Grade -- 4.0: Kaylee Breyman, Rebeka Preston and Zachary Watson. 3.5 and above: Kyle Paratore and Sebastian Perfecto.

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