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FairfaxEducationFairfax Schools & Military, 3/4/21 edition

Fairfax Schools & Military, 3/4/21 edition

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News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.

* Elizabeth Axtell of McLean earned a master’s in nursing degree during recent commencement exercises at Marquette University.

* Kyle Connery of McLean earned a bachelor of arts degree in environmental biology during recent commencement exercises at Ohio University.

* Katherine Lutz of Vienna earned an associate of arts degree in liberal studies during recent commencement exercises at Edinboro University.

* Ashley Morris of Vienna, Molly McNally of Great Falls and Polina Eskin of Great Falls have been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Miami University.

* Molly Haugen of Dunn Loring, Sophia Atwood of Oakton, Colleen McGuire of Oakton and Rachel McFaul of Vienna have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Ohio University.

* Eduardo Jurado of Vienna has been named to the dean’ list for the fall semester at the Florida Institute of Technology.

* Ashley Morris of Vienna, Molly McNally of Great Falls and Polina Eskin of Great Falls have been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Miami University.

* Anastasia McDaniel of McLean, Anna Krisko of Oakton, Emily Browne of McLean, Erin Burgeson of Oakton, Ian Murphy of Vienna, Jackson Clayton of McLean, Luke Perez of Great Falls, Tk Krisztinicz of McLean and Vanessa Rivera-Castillo of McLean have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Miami University.

* Hanna Ebert of Vienna has been named to the honors list for the fall semester at Fairleight Dickinson University’s Florham Campus.

* Zoe DeTrani of Great Falls, Steve Sarnecki of McLean, Victoria Barbessi of Oakton, Andrew Schwartz of Great Falls and Ethan Lee of Oakton have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.

* Samuel Spinuzzi of McLean has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

* Sarah Strand, the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Jon Strand of Vienna, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of the South.

* Kpatcha Charles Massina of Great Falls has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Norwich University.

* Kyle Quigley of Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Hartford.

* Gracie Slye of Dunn Loring and Prince Seymour of Vienna have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Grove City College.

* Connor Geshan of Oakton has been  named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Western New England University.

* The following local students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at James Madison University:

– From Dunn Loring: Jai Bhide, Tyler Gaugler, Hudson Halling, Aditya Wineland.

– From Great Falls: Jessica Broyles, Bianca Fiore, Katherine Hage, Nadia Hamad, Grace Hardardt, Sophia Holsinger, Matthew Lawn, Andrew McLindon, Lauren Nickles, Abigail Paredes, Pouya Parsinejad, Mary-Grace Romano, Andrew Ryan, Charlotte Smith, Samuel Stern, Brooke Vivenzio, Andrew Wantula, William Wilde.

– From McLean: Cole Adams, Mary Campion, Elizabeth Corvari, Kenneth Curtis, Sofia D’Ermes, Shea Daly, Jessica Dean, Sarah DiMeglio, Christopher Dorr, Madeleine Duley, Elana Ellington, Madison Fletcher, Alexander Garcia, Elizabeth Ghyka, Trevor Goldhush, Olivia Gore Francis Hawkins, Toby Howard, Cyrus Kaviani, Justin Lee, Clara Lee, Lauren Lewis, Katelyn Long, Rhea Morris, Eli Mulligan, Lila Pournaras, John Wehner, Carley Welch.

– From Oakton: Aurya Aidun, Dana Bachman, Sagar Bala, Lorelei Dellavedova, Erin Gallagher, Amanda Good, Ewen Hives, Hannah Lee, Olivia Myers, Harrison Patel, Larry Rice, Caroline Rusinski, Matthew Sammartino, Kevin Sweeney.

– From Vienna: Sadie Aram, Kristin Beach, Matthew Benson, Sofiya Biryukova, Taylor Booth, Charlotte Brauchli, Lily Byrnes, Daniela Cacciapaglia, Gavin Cadle, Sadie Cardany, Sarah Carmen, Joseph Carroll, Jackson Collett, Eve Cunningham, Tessa Cyrus, Lauren deVilla, Heather Duenas, John Eggeman, Kaylee Eiseman, Alanna Eisenbeiser, Kayla Eksteen, Amanda Emerson, Grace Feuchter, Katherine Fox, Rachel Giles, Valerie Gooder, Dillon Green, William Hemmingson, Sarah Heymann, Steven Hildebrand, Christina Hoehner, Julianne Holcombe, Nicholas Hovis, Megan Keady, Kevin Kotowski, Claire Krisko, Francis Kwartin, Devon Lussier, Erin Lyons, Rachael Mah, Liam McNulty, Veronika Miller, Jacob Miller, Gabriela Miralao, Marya Mufti, Ryan Murphy, Emily Neidecker, Liem Nguyen, Alexis O’Donnell, Ashley Onusko, Jessica Papandon, Madeline Query, Nathan Reed, Matthew Rickard, Andrew Roberts, Alexis Rutt, Young-Chan Shin, Jenna Shuey, Katherine Snare, Owen Sylvia, Kaivan Tabatabai, Christopher Walton, Devon Williams, Lianna Williams, Michelle Wu and Samiyah Zaman.

* Fairfax County Public Schools students garnered 30 Gold Key awards in the 2021 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards competition, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

 In all, 163 Gold Key, Silver Key and honorable mentions were earned by county students.

Lyat Melese, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, was named an American Visions nominee for her personal essay and memoir, “I Will Not Forget.”

Among students in the Sun Gazette coverage area, Gold Key awards were won by:

Kate Bigley, Oakton High School (novel writing); Teja Buddhavarapu, Thomas Jefferson (critical essay); Thanisha Chowdhury, Thomas Jefferson (flash fiction); Fiona Dempsey, Langley High School (short story); Annika Duneja, Thomas Jefferson (flash fiction); Sara Elanchezhian, Thomas Jefferson (personal essay).

Samantha Grayer, Cooper Middle School (critical essay); Sagar Gupta, Thomas Jefferson, poetry (multiple awards); Chloe Lee, Oakton High School (poetry); Elsa Lee, Oakton High School (critical essay); Michelle Lin, Thomas Jefferson (short story); Zoe Lu, Thomas Jefferson (critical essay); Lyat Meles, Thomas Jefferson (personal essay).

Ellen Pan, McLean High School (science fiction/fantasy); Mulan Pan, Thomas Jefferson (personal essay); Isabelle Rogando, Thomas Jefferson (flash fiction and multiple awards for poetry); Parnika Saxena, Thomas Jefferson (critical essay); Elizabeth Sun, Thomas Jefferson (personal essay); Lynn Tao, Thomas Jefferson (personal essay); and Aileen Zhao, Thomas Jefferson (flash fiction and multiple awards for poetry).

* Oakcrest School’s Science Olympiad team has advanced to the Virginia State Science Olympiad Tournament, after competing in the regional tournament on Feb. 6.

Thirty Oakcrest students participated in regionals, teaming up for 25 different science and engineering events against other schools in Virginia.

The state tournament is slated for March 20. It will be Oakcrest’s sixth year competing in the Science Olympiad; in 2019, Oakcrest fielded the first all-girls team to advance to state competition.

In 2021, “this is the first year  the Middle School has received an invitation for the state competition, and it is a mostly sixth-grade team, so we are very excited for them,” said Oakcrest science teacher and Science  Olympiad coach Kat Hussmann.

* Marissa Edmiston of Oakton has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

* Laney Bell of Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Harding University.

* Jacobus Hoetmer of Oakton and Declan Sheeran of McLean have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Gettysburg College.

* Anna Hollingsworth, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hollingsworth of Vienna and a graduate the Lab School of Washington, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Hollins College.

* Robert Axtell of McLean, Benjamin Ayanian of McLean and Hunter Slingbaum of Vienna have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

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