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F.C. Students Earn Academic Honors Across the Nation

Several students from Falls Church earned academic honors at colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation during the fall 2014 semester.

Leila Parsa was initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Ashley Alexander was named to the dean’s list at Elon University. Elon students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average while earning no grade lower than a B-minus.

Sam Cheplick, a junior majoring in Environmental Science, Kara Sims, a senior majoring in Biology, and Marisa Sims, a sophomore majoring in Communication Studies, all made the dean’s list at Bridgewater College. At Bridgewater, students must earn a 3.4 grade point average or higher to make the dean’s list.

Christopher Volciak made the dean’s list at Lehigh University. Students must earn a 3.6 grade point average or higher at Lehigh to make the dean’s list. Nancy Ritter made the dean’s list at Wheaton College (Ill.).

Ritter is an English major at Wheaton, where students have to earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher to make the dean’s list. Another Falls Church resident, John Davis, graduated from Wheaton during the spring 2014 semester with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science.

Noah Thirkill, an eighth grader at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School, made the principal’s list. Students at Randolph-Macon have to earn between at 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average and a conduct grade of outstanding or satisfactory to make the principal’s list.

The News-Press also learned of a few other Falls Church residents who earned academic honors, during the spring 2014 semester. Ashlynne Sisk was named to the dean’s list at James Madison University. Students at James Madison must earn between a 3.5 and 3.899 to make the dean’s list.

Thomas W. Walker earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in interdisciplinary studies at Boston University during the spring 2014 semester. Walker earned Magna Cum Laude honors for his work at the school.