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Academic Honors

Locals receive recognition at OSU

CORVALLIS — A number of local residents qualified for inclusion on the 2014 fall 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 hours of coursework to qualify.

Local students recognized include:

From Dallas — Straight-A Average: Serena D. Chiellini, sr., biohealth sciences; and Mitchell J. Senger, sr., physics. 3.5 or Better: Alexander L. Bird, jr., civil engineering; Katharine E. Crawford, jr., psychology; Matthew T. Dimick, sr., forest management; Alyson N. Hammill, jr., human development and family science; Callie A. Instenes, sr., graphic design; Jeffrey R. Kennedy, jr., pre-general engineering; Caleb T. Naughton, fr., environmental sciences; Glen D. Nicol, sr., computer science; Joseph P. Orton, fr., biology; Logan G. Stewart, sr., electrical and computer engineering; Zacheriah A. Tucker, sr., psychology; and Mychal P. Westendorf, jr., forest engineering.

From Grand Ronde — 3.5 or Better: Amy D. Hyatt, jr., human development and family science.

From Independence — Straight-A Average: Melissa R. Whitaker, soph., pre-civil engineering. 3.5 or Better: Samuel A. Sprague, sr., economics; and Olivia M. Zuercher, sr., English.

From Monmouth — Straight-A Average: Kate M. Fitzgerald, sr., natural resources; and Benjamin E. Petersen, soph., history. 3.5 or Better: Erica B. Brown, jr., environmental sciences; Monique L. Lafond, sr., management; Michael W. Osborn, soph., chemistry; and Nicholas A. Silva, sr., chemical engineering.

From Rickreall — Straight-A Average: Angela J. Porter, sr., liberal studies. 3.5 or Better: Audrey R. Regan, jr., English; and Bridget H. Regan, soph., zoology.

Polk students make GFU dean’s list

NEWBERG — Eight students from the local area qualified for inclusion on the 2014-15 fall semester dean’s list at George Fox University in Newberg. Students receive the recognition by earning a 3.50 grade-point average or better for the term.

GFU dean’s list honors went to: Hilary Broadus of Dallas, a senior majoring in nursing; Courtney DuMond of Dallas, a junior majoring in biology; Julie Hedrick of Independence, a senior majoring in elementary education; Christopher Parks of Monmouth, a senior majoring in history and politics; Anna Spence of Dallas, a senior majoring in nursing; Emily Thiessen of Dallas, a sophomore majoring in organizational communication; Katherine Vanlandingham of Monmouth, a senior majoring in journalism; and Victoria Wilson of Dallas, a senior majoring in management.

Monmouth youth finishes program

BEND — Aimee Timshel of Monmouth graduated from the Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (OYCP) during a ceremony held Dec. 17. The event marked the completion of a rigorous 5½-month residential phase. OYCP is a statewide accredited alternative high school.

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