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• Shannon Strombom, daughter of Carl Strombom and Sandra Stephan-Strombom, Peachtree City, has been named to the 2013 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a 3.4 grade point average or higher for the full past academic year. Strombom is a 2010 graduate of American School in Japan.
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.

• Fayetteville’s Stephanie Scott, a student at Southern Crescent Technical College, was awarded the silver medal in Esthetics at the annual National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships.
The SkillsUSA Championships are considered the largest single day of corporate volunteerism in America and valued at $36 million in industry support of donated time, equipment, cash and material. All contests are run by and judged by industry professionals using industry standards for employment. Over 1,100 industry judges participated this year.

All winners receive medallions and frequently receive tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championship is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA. More than 6,000 students from every state and three territories competed in 98 contests in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations this year. In order to qualify for the national competition, the students competed in local and state contests. The state gold medal winners advanced to the national SkillsUSA Championships.

• Erin Morgen Owens, a rising junior English major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the Dean‘s List for the spring 2013 semester. A graduate of Woodward Academy, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Owens of Fayetteville, Ga.
All students earning a position on the Dean‘s list, a recognition of academic excellence, must have a grade point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.
Dickinson College, located in historic Carlisle, Pa., was chartered in 1783. The private, national liberal-arts college is home to 2,400 students from all-around the nation and the globe.

• Matthew Francois of Fayetteville made Avila University’s Dean’s List for Spring of 2013. Candidates possessed a grade point average of at least a 3.5. Avila University is a Catholic, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd. in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,150 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 spring semester President’s List. To be eligible, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following students from the area achieved this accomplishment; Victoria Anderson, Fayetteville, Elizabeth Hayes Fayetteville, LuAnna Kemberling, Fayetteville, Victor Lanier II, Fayetteville, Jacob McBride , Fayetteville, James Simons , Fayetteville, Brandon Swint , Fayetteville, Meredith Talley, Fayetteville, Kendall Whitfield , Fayetteville, Stacey Berger , Peachtree City, Stephen Breckenridge , Peachtree City, Kaitlyn Bulger , Peachtree City, Nicole Gilbert , Peachtree City, Breanne Hamlett , Peachtree City, Stephen Plante , Peachtree City, Kenneth Schrader III, Peachtree City, Austin Sharp , Peachtree City, Allison Statham , Peachtree City, Alexandra Turner , Peachtree City, Katherine Wheeler , Peachtree City,

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

Georgia Southern University recently named 2,444 students for excellence in academics to the 2013 spring semester Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following students made the 2013 spring semester Dean’s List: Alan Blackburn II Fayetteville, Alexis Ramsey Fayetteville, Bobby Lee Fayetteville, Brook Heard Fayetteville, Brooks Oldham Fayetteville, Caitlin McGowan Fayetteville, Christian Humber, Fayetteville, Christopher Fair Fayetteville, Connor White, Fayetteville, Corey Carnahan Fayetteville,Gabriella Saxe Fayetteville, Jack Lightfoot from Fayetteville, Jacqueline Rich Fayetteville, James Udi Jr. Fayetteville, Jessica Davis Fayetteville, Joy Needham Fayetteville, Kaitlyn Johnson from Fayetteville, Katelyn Snyder Fayetteville, Kelson Van Gunst Fayetteville, Kiana Baldon Fayetteville, Kymberly Smith,Fayetteville, Macie Walters Fayetteville, Mary Mannion Fayetteville, Matthew Willingham Fayetteville,Maya Judge, Fayetteville, Molly Worrell Fayetteville, Morgan Ikner Fayetteville, Parker Dupont Fayetteville, Scott Brownell Fayetteville, Sloan Broome, Fayetteville, Sohail Badarpura, Fayetteville, Victoria Cooper,Fayetteville, William Bryan, Fayetteville, William Norris, Fayetteville, Abigail Williams Peachtree City, Caleb Haygood, Peachtree City,Chase Dorminy, Peachtree City, Chase Park, Peachtree City, Cory Brandt Peachtree City, Daniel Gray, Peachtree City,Eric Thomason, Peachtree City, Erica Frazier, Peachtree City, Hendrik Meyer, Peachtree City, Jacob Liddy. Peachtree City, Jaine Kennedy, Peachtree City, James Carter, Peachtree City, Janice Pinkepank, Peachtree City, Jordan Boggs Peachtree City, Kelsey Sloan, Peachtree City, Kerri Porter, Peachtree City, Meredith Newton, Peachtree City, Nathan Baca, Peachtree City, Nathan Barker Peachtree City, Patrick Bear from Peachtree City, Stephanie Reeves, Peachtree City,Sven Wolter, Peachtree City, Sydney Toth, Peachtree City, Zachary Perdoni Peachtree City, Alexis Robinson, Tyrone, Bryson Terry, Tyrone, Mary Bodkin Tyrone, and Terri Gillespie from Tyrone.


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