News of the achivements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
** Audrey Spann of Vienna has been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University.
** Jacob Walsh of Vienna, Sean McGuire of McLean, Paris Alexander of Vienna, Jhanel Marchand of McLean, Carmen Uzquiano of Oakton, Matthew Becht of Vienna, Diane Stewart of McLean, Alfred Rebara of Vienna, Christopher Chen of Vienna and Laura Okell of Oakton have been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Southern New Hampshire University.
** Kyle Coffey of Vienna earned a bachelor of arts degree in theater education during recent commencement exercises at Harding University.
** Katie Pounder of Vienna, a graduate of Pilot Mound School, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Lebanon Valley College.
** Madeleine Dunlap of Vienna, Steven Preston of McLean, Ryan Smith of Oakton and Sarah Ward of Vienna have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Wheaton College.
*** Isabel Church of Vienna and Price Seymour of Vienna have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Grove City College.
** Joseph Leland of Vienna and Anna Gibbons of Oakton have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at College of the Holy Cross.
** Buddy Moya of McLean has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Drury University.
** Luke Alexander of Vienna, Wendy McHone of Vienna, Patrick Nugent of Great Falls, Geena Schwartz of Vienna, Riley Simon of McLean and Lily Supernor of Dunn Loring have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Coastal Carolina University.
** Rachel Rudy of Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Bradley University.
** Zachary Townsend of Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of North Georgia.
** Dwayne Hampton of Vienna has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Southern New Hampshire University.
** Harper Malesardi of Great Falls, Erica Weiss of Great Falls, Carly Bransford of McLean, Connor Coles of McLean, Kathleen Fedzer of McLean, Jake Rothenberg of McLean, Skye Sunderhauf of McLean, Katherine Hilal of Oakton, Molly Manhoff of Oakton and Luke Snyder of Vienna have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Bucknell University.
** The Cooper Middle School Band program has been selected by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to receive the 2021 Sudler Cup, an international award honoring concert bands at the secondary-school level for outstanding musical excellence.
Only 60 schools have received this award since its inception in 1985.
“I am so proud of what our students have accomplished. And not just the current students, but all of the students over the past nine years who have shaped the program into what it is today. We have a fantastic community, administration, and elementary school feeder programs that I never take for granted. I am just so happy to be a part of their program,” said Matt Baker, band director at Cooper.
To be eligible for nomination for the award a middle school band must have achieved and maintained high standards of excellence in the concert area over a period of seven years under the same conductor. Although the band’s concert activities receive the most attention in the selection process, the program in the school must be a complete one and include participation in solo and ensemble, district band, and activities by its individual members.
The band must have performed at several state and national level conferences, received letters of recognition and recommendations from prominent educators and conductors, as well as submit years of concert programs and recordings.
The band is scheduled to be presented with the Sudler Cup by the John Philip Sousa Foundation at the band’s spring concert.
** The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2022-23 school year. Eligible students include high school seniors and undergraduates in Northern Virginia.
The foundation manages 13 scholarships and administers the funds for 21 other scholarships that support students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Last year, the annual scholarship program awarded more than $332,500 in college scholarships to 122 recent high-school graduates and current college students to support their higher education goals.
Each scholarship has different selection criteria, allowing opportunities for a diverse range of students. Volunteer committees review and make award recommendations.
For information, see the Website at cfnova.org/grants-and-scholarships.