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Kara Lankey of La Cañada and Michael Ashley of Tujunga have been named to the dean’s list at Pacific University (Oregon) for the spring semester 2015.

They are among 378 undergraduate students at Pacific University to achieve this high academic honor.

To qualify for the dean’s list at Pacific, a student must achieve a term grade-point average 3.70 (4.00 scale) and complete 12 or more graded hours.

Founded in 1849, Pacific University (Oregon) is a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. The university consists of colleges of arts & sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn.

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Army and Navy Academy recognizes Do Won Kim and Dojun Kim of La Crescenta who have officially achieved cadet status after successful completion of plebe training. Their accomplishment was acknowledged during the new cadet recognition ceremony on Sept. 26.

“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. New cadets completed a three-week plebe training course at ANA, where they learned the school’s history and traditions, the alma mater, and armed and unarmed drill. They were then tested on all subjects, and officially promoted to cadet after passing the assessment. Once named a cadet, students are able to move up through the Academy’s leadership program.

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 seven 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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Crystal Leem, a freshman at Biola University and resident of Montrose, was among 96 students who received one of the college’s highest scholarship – the President’s Scholarship – for the 2015-16 academic year. Freshmen are eligible for the President’s Scholarship – $10,000 per year – if upon entering the university they meet the requirements of the scholarship. Approximately 8% of this year’s incoming class received this award.

Students are considered for this scholarship upon admission to the university based on the combination of their GPA and SAT, both math and English, scores. According to Biola’s admissions department, the average recipient of the President’s Scholarship has a GPA of 3.91 and an SAT score, both math and English combined, of 1320. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.2 to continue to receive the scholarship the following year. Recipients of the President’s Scholarship will be honored at a special reception on Oct. 23.

Biola University offers more than 145 academic programs in six schools. A private Christian university located in Southern California on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties in the city of La Mirada, Biola has remained committed to its biblical foundation for more than 100 years. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Biola as one of the “Best National Universities” and for three years in a row as one of the country’s “Up and Coming” national universities.

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Dojun Kim of La Crescenta has been named a “Cadet of Distinction” at Army and Navy Academy. This title is given to those students who have achieved the highest citizenship grade attainable (excellent) and zero demerits for the entire first grading period of the 2015-16 school year. Kim was also named to the dean’s list.

Cadets of Distinction exhibit a strong commitment to the Academy’s unique character education program. They exemplify the Academy’s mission of educating, mentoring, and developing good character and leadership in young men.

Army and Navy Academy also announced that Do Won Kim of La Crescenta has been named to the honor roll for the first grading period of the 2015-16 school year.

Students with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher are named to the honor roll.

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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Biola University named 1,566 students to the dean’s list for spring 2015. The following local residents received the award: Cecily Bell, Jayjeon Ghil, Christian Misi, Joanne Shim and Sarah Yoon of La Crescenta; Caleb Choi and Cindy Kim of La Cañada; Eunice Pak of Montrose.

Biola students are placed on the dean’s list to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 of more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2. This past spring, 38% of Biola students achieved this academic goal.

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