People Making the News

Hannah Lynn Wilson of La Crescenta was among the 481 graduates awarded diplomas by President Dale T. Knobel at Denison University’s 170th commencement held May 15. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in studio art. She was a recipient of the Alumni Award, Tristram P. Coffin Scholarship and Russel Hill Williams Memorial Scholarship. She studied with the Advanced Studies in England Program in the United Kingdom.

Monica Lyons of La Cañada Flintridge and Marie Maffit of La Crescenta were among the select group of high-achieving high school juniors who participated in Pepperdine University’s 34th annual Youth Citizenship Seminar (YCS). The event took place on Pepperdine’s Malibu campus from Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24 with over 270 exemplary high school juniors from throughout Southern California participating.
At the annual event, students interacted with today’s leaders, exploring current national and world topics and sharing memorable interaction with their peers. This year’s inspirational speakers included such notable figures as Los Angeles Dodger Tommy Lasorda, heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, television host Chris Harrison and TV personality Ben Stein.

Kira Ramani of La Cañada was named to the Southern Methodist University undergraduate honor roll with distinction, which includes students in the top 10 percentile, for the spring 2011 semester.
Ramani is a first year student at SMU.

Nicholas Kelly of La Crescenta has been named to the dean’s list at Pacific University (Oregon) for the spring semester 2011.
Kelly is among 277 of Pacific’s 1,644 undergraduate students 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.
Mae A. Colcord of La Crescenta has been named to second honors on the Clark University dean’s list. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2011 semester.
To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher of a maximum of 4.3 (all A-plus).

Luke Webster of La Crescenta has earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for spring semester 2011.
Students must earn a 3.70 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.