Local students have been named to the Dean’s List for spring 2019 at Cedarville University in Ohio. Students were required to maintain a 3.5 minimum GPA while carrying at least 12 credit hours. The students are:
• Lauren Ries of Bluff City, Tennessee
• Brooke Waller of Gray, Tennessee
Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. Students were required to have a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 for the spring semester. The students are:
• Jordan S. Burks of Wytheville, Virginia
• Olivia G. McCarty of Gate City, Virginia
Zoe Phillips graduated from Castlewood High School with perfect attendance since elementary school. Her sister, Raqueal Phillips accomplished the same goal in 2011. Zoe plans to attend the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and major in elementary education.
Clare Clarity, of Piney Flats, Tennessee, graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, on May 18 with postsecondary education completion.
Amanda Gilbert of Bristol, Tennessee, was named to the President’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. The President’s List includes full-time students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average on a four-point scale.
Sarah Allen has been named to the Dean’s List with Distinction for the Spring 2019 semester at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Allen (Melissa) from Bristol, Tennessee. Students eligible for the Dean’s List with Distinction have a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84.
Local residents graduate from William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. They are:
• Zachary Baldwin of Abingon, Virginia, bachelor of science
• Haley Hine of Bristol, Virginia, bachelor of arts
• George Denny of Bristol, Virginia, bachelor of science. Denny also was named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. In order to achieve Dean’s List status, a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 quality point average during the semester.
Honaker High School has named its Top 10 Seniors for 2019:
• Alexus Cline, the daughter of Tammy and Joey Shortridge, valedictorian. Alexus will attend Southwest Virginia Community College this fall. She will then transfer to Tusculum University to pursue a degree in optometry.
• Abigail Marrs, the daughter of Vivian Shelar, Wes Marrs, and Jerry Shelar, salutatorian. Abigail will attend Southwest Virginia Community College as a member of the SWCC Honors Program. She plans to transfer to a four-year university and then continue on to receive a master’s degree in clinical psychology.
• Kimberly Kayla Dye, the daughter of Bernie Dye and Cindy Dye, plans to attend Bluefield College and wants to get her master’s degree in criminal justice. She plans to become a probation officer.
• Emily Hart, the daughter of Jeff and Cindy Hart, plans to attend Southwest Virginia Community College for two years before transferring to a four-year university and then to a medical college.
• Meagan Lace McCoy, the daughter of Tara and Jason McCoy, will be attending Southwest Virginia Community College. She plans to major in engineering before transferring to Virginia Tech.
• Madison Viers, the daughter of Angela and Joseph Viers, plans to attend Southwest Virginia Community College before transferring to Virginia Tech to major in psychology and minor in criminology. She hopes to become a criminal profilist.
• Mark Patrick Hess, the son of Mark Edwin Hess and Martina Hess, will attend Southwest Virginia Community College for two years and then transfer to a four-year university. Patrick wants to become either an environmental manager or a conservationist.
• Morgan Danielle Stiltner, the daughter of Estil Stiltner and Sherry Lynn Stiltner, plans to attend Southwest Virginia Community College for two years. After that, she plans to transfer to the University of Pikeville to pursue a career in optometry.
• Kimberly Lester, the daughter of Melissa Lester and Taulbee Lester, will attend Southwest Virginia Community College for two years before transferring to a four-year university.
• Heath Hubbard, the son of Scotty and Pam Hubbard, will be attending Alice Lloyd College in the fall and wants to become a lawyer.
Local students graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in Pennsylvania. They are:
• Cierra Emory of Tazewell, Virginia, bachelor of science in psychology, magna cum laude
• Toni Doss of Damascus, Virginia, bachelor of arts in digital media and photography and a minor in art
Maria Guadalupe Ramos, a senior, of Chilhowie, Virginia, was named to the President’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Campbellsville University in Kentucky. The list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.
Katlyn Cunningham of Bristol was named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Cunningham, a member of the class of 2022, is majoring in mass communication. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must have a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours of course work for which a grade or grades are received.
Brady Stiltner, a Washington County resident, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute. Brady plans are to attend Bluefield College where he will major in Criminal Justice. The VSI Program was established to provide an opportunity for young students across Virginia to pursue an educational curriculum in law enforcement or criminal justice while attending a Virginia college or university. “Brady is an exceptional young man who, in my opinion has a bright future in law enforcement,” stated Sheriff Newman. “He is very deserving of this scholarship.”
Cierra Emory of Tazewell, Virginia, was named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Cierra is studying psychology. Students named to the Dean’s List have achieved a semester GPA of at least 3.75 with no withdrawn, incomplete, or failing grades for 12 semester hours of standard grades.
Maggie Capell of Bristol, Virginia, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Anderson University in South Carolina. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester.
Elizabeth Shupe, of Wise, Virginia, graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, on May 4 with a doctor of education with a concentration in instructional leadership.
The individual universities and institutions contributed these reports.