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Students who made the scholastic honor roll summer term have been announced by Oregon State University.

A total of 184 students earned straight As (4.0). Another 523 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Students on the honor roll included Douglas R. Drugan of La Cañada, a post baccalaureate, pre-computer science student with a straight-A average, and senior Candice A. Koeth of Montrose, an economics student, with a 3.5 or better GPA.


The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) announced that Ava Balbuena of Sunland has been selected as one of this year’s Caroline D. Bradley Scholars. A total of 30 students, chosen from a competitive pool of gifted seventh grade applicants from across the country, receive full-tuition scholarships to any high school program that best fits their academic and personal needs. Additionally, they join a group of fellow Scholars for lifelong learning and support.


San Diego State University welcomed the largest incoming class of honors students in the history of the university. Two-hundred-and-eighty-five high achieving students have been accepted into the University Honors Program including the following local residents:

Rebecca Freeman and Jeremy Grinnell from Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta and Zackary Beveridge from Village Christian High School in Sun Valley.

In addition to the stellar grade point averages, SAT and ACT scores required for admission, students in SDSU’s Honors Program are also expected to show a commitment to achievement and to giving back to the communities in which they live and work.


Frankie V. Cozzarelli of Sunland enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall. Before classes began in September, Cozzarelli took part in a weeklong orientation. A graduate of Los Angeles Lutheran Junior-Senior High School, Cozzarelli is the son of Juan and Dacia Cozzarelli of Sunland.

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