Several students from Falls Church earned academic honors from colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation during the spring 2015 semester.
Alissa Forbes, a senior music major at James Madison University, made the president’s list at the university. Sinan Batu Kokuuslu, Jeremy S. Leopold, a journalism major, Taehoon Lim, a pharmacy major, Camila Adriana Simons, an engineering major, and Yael K. Urbach, a theater major, made the dean’s list at Northeastern University, where students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality point average of 3.5 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C- during the course of their college career.
Nancy Clare Ritter graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Eric D. Wendel graduated from Texas A&M University with a Master of Science degree in Mathematics.
Noah Thirkill, an ninth grader at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School, was named to the school’s principal list for the academic year 2014-2015 fourth quarter at the school, where students must earn between a 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average to be named to the list. He also received the Most Improved Award for World History. He also received the Most Improved Award for Algebra I, the Presidential Education Award (which is awarded for earning a 3.5 or above GPA each grading period of this year), and the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Dorm Student.