Saint Mary’s College named Katherine Kelly of Ahwatukee to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Katherine is the daughter of James and Aimee Kelly of Ahwatukee. To earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s, a student must achieve a GPA of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.
Derek Weglarz, son of Dennis Weglarz and Maurna Winterer, has been named to the 2014 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a 3.4 GPA or higher for the full 2013-14 academic year. Weglarz is a 2013 graduate of Desert Vista High School.
Cera Hassinan was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester at Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.
Sara Elizabeth Matsumoto and Kathering Nichole Worley, both of Ahwatukee, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Matsumoto is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the dean’s list in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.
Katlyn Youngblood, a senior early childhood education major from Ahwatukee, was among approximately 1,400 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2014 dean’s list. To qualify, students must earn a 3.0 GPA.
Mikaela Martin thought it best to put herself in the shoes of others less fortunate. Last year the 17-year-old Horizon Honors High School senior and cross-country track member started a program at her school to collect old pairs of tennis shoes, clean them, and then donate them to the Tempe Salvation Army. The honor student was able to collect 180 pairs of shoes, completing the project on Thanksgiving Day while passing out the shoes to homeless individuals.
Alyssa Michelle Ortiz and Alexandra Brielle Tso, both of Ahwatukee, made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 winter quarter dean’s list. Students on the dean’s list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher GPA.
Lauren Berry and Christina Seideman, both of Ahwatukee, have been named to the Seaver College dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Pepperdine University. In order to earn dean’s list honors, students must be in the upper 10 percent of their class and maintain a 3.5 or better GPA. This year, these local students are among only 275 students to receive the honor.
Ahwatukee resident Cera Hassinan was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2013 semester at Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.
Desert Vista senior Nicole Hicks has been selected as a finalist for the AIA Female Scholar Athlete Award in the state of Arizona for 4A/5A Division schools, and will be recognized at the AIA Champions Awards Luncheon at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on May 19.
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