Several students from Falls Church earned academic honors at colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation during the spring 2015 semester.
Katja R. Butts was named to the president’s list at James Madison University, where students must earn at least a 3.9 grade point average to receive the honor. Marisa Sims, a sophomore communication studies major at Bridgewater College, made the dean’s list at the school, where students must earn at least a 3.4 grade point average to make the list.
Edward Joseph Connor received a Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law. Nadine Coupard, a 2011 graduate of George Mason High School, received her Master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech.
Thomas Hon graduated from York College with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. Samuel Parker graduated from Macalester College with a liberal arts degree in Media and Cultural Studies and Religious Studies.
Kara Sims graduated from Bridgewater College magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and made the dean’s list at the school for the spring semester. Van Vo graduated from Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business administration.
Noah Thirkill, an eighth grader at Randolph-Macon Academy, won third place in the eighth grade division in a speech contest at the school for a speech entitled “Goldfish.”