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Academic Honors

Deptula honored at Mary Baldwin

STAUNTON, Va. — Monmouth resident Wendy Deptula received three awards during a ceremony honoring student academic achievement at Mary Baldwin College.

Deptula was given the Scholar Athlete Award, presented to a member of sports teams who achieve high academic standing; the Mary Jane Donnally Award, given to the athlete with the highest cumulative GPA after three semesters of work; and Team GPA Award for cross-country, awarded to the team member with the highest cumulative GPA.

Polk County residents honored

POLK COUNTY — The following Polk County residents were inducted into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Monmouth — Moshaal Alharbi, Jonathan Jones, Bryan Kelley, Danielle Payne and Cameron Stanavige.

Dallas — Mariah McKechnie, Julie Postma and Parker Smith.

Independence — Melinda Shimizu.

All were initiated at Western Oregon University. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. The top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have received scholarly distinction. Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine.

Lucas Costa named to math society

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Lucas Costa, of Monmouth, a junior at Randolph-Macon Academy, was inducted into the National Math Honor Society on March 24. Lucas is the son of Cinthia Costa Jones, of Monmouth, and Alexandre D T Costa, of Curitiba, Brazil.

Coons named to Elmira dean’s list

ELMIRA, NY — Gwendolynn Coons, of Dallas, has been named to the Elmira College dean’s list for term II, winter 2016.

Students who earn a 3.6 or greater grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for the academic term are recognized on the Elmira College dean’s list for academic excellence.

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