Academic honors

Santiam Christian honor roll

ADAIR VILLAGE — Santiam Christian School released its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.

12th grade (3.5-3.99 GPA): Jack Fowler, Dallas; Chance Ottinger, Independence; Jocelyn Porath, Falls City.

11th grade (4.0): Mikayla Manzi, Monmouth; Katie Richert, Dallas; August Thornton, Independence. 3.50-3.99: Sarah An, Independence; Macklin Butcher, Monmouth; Alexandra Watson, Dallas.

10th grade (4.0): Kaylee Breyman, Independence; Shelby Myrick-Duckett, Independence; Rebeka Preston, Independence; Zachary Watson, Dallas. 3.50-3.99: Grace Moseman, Dallas;  Tomoka Naru, Monmouth; Kyle Paratore, Independence; Sebastian Perfecto, Independence; Buckley Sheng, Monmouth.

Ninth grade (4.0): Tony Li, Dallas; Sherry Liu, Dallas; Jason Manzi, Monmouth; Winn Miller, West Salem; Abby Riedlinger, Independence. 3.50-3.99: Isabel Montoya, Dallas; Cole Setniker, Dallas.

Eighth grade (4.0): Ainsley Beam, Monmouth. 3.50-3.99: Olivia Bellinger-Verbics, Monmouth; Lily Hardy, Dallas; Amanda Preston, Independence.

Seventh grade (4.0): Joshua Montoya, Dallas; Carolyn Wilfong, Monmouth. 3.50-3.99: Cooper Brasel, Monmouth; Ann Livingston, Monmouth; Audrey Miller, West Salem, Ben Steffen, Independence.

Local student earn degrees

NEWBERG — Holly Sherman, of Dallas, earned a Bachelor of Arts in social and behavioral studies.

She was among the more than 750 undergraduate, adult degree and graduate-level students who received diplomas in commencement ceremonies at George Fox University this spring.

All told, 365 students received bachelor’s degrees after completing study in one of George Fox’s 41 undergraduate bachelor’s degree majors or its adult degree programs. Another 333 students earned graduate-level degrees from the university’s masters, doctoral and educational specialist programs, and 67 students earned bachelor's degrees through the school’s adult degree programs.

The university hosted its main undergraduate commencement ceremony on April 30.

Costa named to president’s list

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Lucas Costa, of Monmouth, earned a spot on the president’s list at Randolph-Macon Academy for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.

Only students with a grade-point average of 4.0 and higher are named to the president’s list.

Costa also received a gold medal for his outstanding score on the Spanish National Exam.

He is the son of Cinthia Costa Jones, of Monmouth, and Alexandre Costa, of Curitiba, Brazil.

Locals graduate from Marylhurst

MARYLHURST — More than 400 bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates were honored at Marylhurst University’s 122nd commencement on Saturday at the Oregon Convention Center.

Two local students earned their master’s degrees: Laurel Visher, of Dallas, Master of Arts in teaching; and Derek Young, of Independence, Master of Business Administration.

Fast, Tichenor named to dean’s list

SPOKANE, Wash. — Seth Fast and Isaak Tichenor, both of Dallas, were named to the dean’s list at Gonzaga. Students must have a GPA of 3.50 to 3.69 to be listed.


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