People Making News

Natalie Sherif of La Cañada and a junior at Gettysburg College spent the fall 2012 semester studying in England. She was also selected as a CWI fellow for 2012-13.

Some fellows work in the CWI office while others research and write historical narratives for the Gettysburg Compiler, a website designed to be a virtual bridge between student research and the public. Fellows also help coordinate lectures and events sponsored by the CWI.

Caroline Gordon of La Cañada Flintridge, a first-year student at Gettysburg College, was awarded a 1832 Founders Scholarship by the college. Gettysburg College recognizes students’ academic achievement in high school by awarding merit scholarships. The 1832 Founder Scholarship goes to top-ranking applicants based upon their grade-point average, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores.

Gettysburg College is a four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in Pennsylvania.


Performers in the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival in Northfield, Minn., included Madeline Crowley and Christopher Lazo, both from La Cañada Flintridge. Crowley is a member of the Cantorei and is a studio art and environmental studies major. She is the daughter of Philip and Ann Crowley.

Lazo is a member of the Chapel Choir. He is a political science major and the son of Lauren Diehl and Ignacio Lazo.

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the U.S. started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College Music Dept., the festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.


Elizabeth Charky, a senior at Connecticut College, performed in the Dance Dept.’s fall concert “Title Goes Here,” Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 in the college’s Palmer Auditorium.

The concert featured more than 40 dancers performing choreographed works by Connecticut College dance professors Shani Collins-Achille, David Dorfman, Heidi Henderson, Lisa Race, Susan Connelly and Adele Myers and student-choreographed work by senior Matthew Burns.

Charky is a 2009 graduate of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and is the daughter of John and Angie Charky of Montrose.


Kelsey Carol Chambers of La Crescenta graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University on Dec. 20 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Chambers was among 1,200 students who received degrees at two graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Ranked No. 25 among national public universities, Clemson University, located in South Carolina, is a major, land grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success.


Vance Adams, a freshman marketing major from La Crescenta, was named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at McMurry University. To be eligible, a student must have maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking 12 or more credit hours.

Offering a diverse academic curriculum to more than 1,400 students, McMurry University is a small Christian liberal arts school in Abilene.