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Dojun Kim of La Crescenta has received Army and Navy Academy’s Dean Raymond Ede Superior Academic Achievement Award for his scholastic performance during the fall 2015 semester. Kim also earned a place on the dean’s list.

Named after the late Dean Raymond Ede who served the Academy for over 40 years, the award is granted each semester to students with high achievement in the school’s college preparatory program. Each of the recipients has maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.8.

Army and Navy Academy recognized Ryan McWhorter of La Cañada who has officially achieved cadet status after successful completion of plebe training. His accomplishment was acknowledged during the New Cadet Recognition Ceremony held on March 6.

“Plebe” is the official term for a first year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy, as well as at the Army and Navy Academy. McWhorter completed a three-week plebe training course at ANA, where he learned the school’s history and traditions, the alma mater, and armed and unarmed drill. He was tested on all subjects, and officially promoted to cadet after passing the assessment.

Now that he has been named a cadet, McWhorter is able to move up through the Academy’s leadership program. McWhorter also earned a placed on the dean’s list.

Kim and Whorter were also recognized as “Cadets of Distinction,” given to students who have achieved the highest citizenship grade attainable (excellent) and zero demerits for the entire fourth grading period of the 2015-16 school year.

Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for young men, grades 7 through 12. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only private military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.

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Jae Eun Lee, a molecular biology major in the Colgate University Class of 2018, has earned the dean’s award for academic excellence for the fall 2015 semester.

Lee, of La Crescenta, is a graduate of Yongsan Intl School.

The Dean’s Award for academic excellence is awarded to students with a 3.30 or higher term average.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study, sustainable practices, and utilizing technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Colgate offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university’s 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.

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Clayton Weirick of La Cañada was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Weirick 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 grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Washington University in St. Louis is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, patient care and service to society.

The university draws students and faculty to St. Louis from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The total student body is approximately 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

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The following students made the dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. These students are honored for a fall 2015 grade point average of 3.5 or better. They are joined by 2,230 students receiving the same honor.

From Sunland: Courtney Bitz, psychology major and sociology major; Vanessa Brooks, youth ministry major. From Tujunga: Da Cheong, nursing major; Kelly Fish, nursing major; Megan Fish, nursing major; Abigail Golliher, nursing major; Abigail Rickett, sociology major and honors humanities major; Jonah Kang, computer information systems major. From La Crescenta: Sang Yong Chung, business marketing major; Tiffany Garren, business accounting major; Elizabeth Gruss, mathematics major; Camille Newbro, sociology major; Emma Lee Walker, psychology major; Robert Walker, mathematics major. Sophia Cowell of Shadow Hills, graphic design major. Jackson Harbolt of La Cañada Flintridge, business accounting major. Cody Springett of Montrose, sociology major. George Vine of La Cañada, computer science major.

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 71 bachelor’s degrees, 47 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 14 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 3 associate degrees, the university offers its more than 10,700 students a quality education on campus, online, and at six regional centers throughout Southern California.

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KCR College Radio, San Diego State University’s student-run radio station since 1969, took home the top prize at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Golden Microphone Awards.

Emely Navarro, a Tujunga native and student studying journalism, is a part of the award-winning team.

In addition, KCR won Best Online Station, Best Play-by-Play Baseball and Best Blog. KCR also received two finalist awards for Best Newscast and Best Station Website.

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Meghri Sarkissian, a La Crescenta native studying European studies at San Diego State University, was named to Scholars Without Borders, an honors society dedicated to promoting international exchange and service and recognizing scholarly achievement in an international context.

Scholars Without Borders supports programs with an international focus and builds awareness of international issues and opportunities. Members strive to inspire SDSU students, faculty and staff to become engaged and committed scholar-citizens of the global community.

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Alexander Ward of La Cañada was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Ward is pursuing a degree in computer science at Brigham Young University.

Ward is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines.

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Allison Reik, a La Crescenta native and student studying liberal studies at San Diego State University, was named to Scholars Without Borders, an honors society dedicated to promoting international exchange and service and recognizing scholarly achievement in an international context.

Scholars Without Borders supports programs with an international focus and builds awareness of international issues and opportunities. Members strive to inspire SDSU students, faculty and staff to become engaged and committed scholar-citizens of the global community.

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On April 12, Jessica Palacios, a graduate of Clark Magnet High School, presented her original research as part of The Whitman College Undergraduate Conference.

The 18th Annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference brings together students from every academic area of the college to share their research and creative projects with the campus community. The projects are a result of the students’ work in their courses, senior theses, summer internships and study abroad.

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Rachel Mills-Coyne of La Cañada was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Mills-Coyne was initiated at California State University, Fullerton.

Mills-Coyne is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors having at least 72 semester hours are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

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