News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces.
** Youssef Elsaadi earned a bachelor of science degree in political science, Youssef Hammad of Arlington earned a bachelor of science degree in international business and Rooham Kazi of Arlington earned a bachelor of science degree in economics during recent commencement exercises at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
** Debo Katz of Arlington has been inducted into the Virginia Commonwealth University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society for all disciplines.
** Julie Brewer of Arlington has been inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society at the College of the Holy Cross.
Brewer is one of 30 new inductees this year, exemplifying the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service, university officials said.
** Elizabeth Price of Arlington was a member of the lighting team for the recent Hamilton College production of “10 Out of 12” by Playwright Anne Washburg.
** Retta Laumann of Arlington, a graduate of Wakefield High School, recently received the Joseph and Berneice Smith Scholarship at Baldwin Wallace University.
** Casey Richmond of Arlington has been named to the honors list for the fall semester at Pomfret School.
** Charlotte Mulligan and Mary Edith Plunkett of H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program and Lauren Smith of Wakefield High School were selected as members of the 2021 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Senior Honor Choir.
The choir is open only to the top 125 singers from around Virginia and is the highest honor a choir student can attain during his or her high-school career.
Students will perform at the Virginia Music Educators Association’s convention in Norfolk on Saturday, Nov. 20.
** Three Arlington Public Schools high-school students were accepted into the Northern Virginia Senior Regional Orchestra that performed Nov. 18 at Westfield High School.
Solange Gallina (viola) and Christopher Tate (cello) of Washington-Liberty High School and Mark McNulty (bass) of Wakefield High School were chosen to participate. The concert was led by Maestro James Ross of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.
The orchestra is one of four regional orchestras in the state where approximately 110 strings wind and percussion players are accepted via a rigorous audition that takes place in September.