Bryan Christopher Thomason of Snellville and Andrea Gomez of Suwanee graduated in December from Western Carolina University. Thomason received a bachelor's degree in social sciences education. Gomez received a bachelor's degree in biology.
Laura Henderson of Buford and Danielle Jackson of Duluth were named to the honor roll at Oklahoma Christian University for the fall 2007 semester. Henderson is a sophomore early childhood education major. Jackson is a sophomore art major.
The following Gwinnett students achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the fall 2007 semester while carrying an academic load of at least nine semester hours at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus: Ovais I. Afridi, Megan E. Barnhart, Brandon I. Bragg, Nathaniel R. Chancey, Kelby M. Gassert, Dea Kunovac, Lily T. Nguyen, Desiree M. Robinson, Courtney L. Vechart and Suzanne M. Wilson.
Chelsea A. Raflo, daughter of Jeffrey and Raina Raflo of Duluth, was awarded the Robert H. Hallstein Memorial Award at the Honors Day Convocation at Kenyon College. This award is granted to a senior art major whose consistent high level of artistic accomplishment in studio art courses is recognized by the art department faculty.
Kyle T. Packer, son of John and Lenore Packer of Lilburn, was awarded the Carl Djerassi Award in Chemistry and the Jess Willard Falkenstine Award at the Honors Day Convocation at Kenyon College. The Carl Djerassi Award is presented for outstanding achievement by a senior majoring in chemistry who exemplifies the liberally educated scientist. The Jess Willard Falkenstine Award is granted by the Beta Alpha Chapter of Beta Theta Pi to an outstanding athlete-scholar who displays characteristics such as leadership and integrity, exemplified by the award.
Emily Rose Orton, daughter of Larry and Jennifer Orton of Grayson, was the student coordinator for the Middle School Math Competition hosted at Berry College. Berry College hosted its spring 2008 seventh and eighth grade math competition on a continuing effort to promote and encourage mathematical excellence.
Stephen Santana, an early childhood education major at Berry College, earned first place in the Atlanta Music Club Scholarship Competition held on April 5 at First Presbyterian Church. Stephen, a tenor, competed in the vocal category where he sang songs in English, Italian and Spanish. He was awarded a $750 scholarship for his performance. Stephen is the son of Silvio Santana and Doris Quiros of Lawrenceville.
Sarah Kersting, daughter of Paul and Annette Kersting of Norcross, along with 14 fellow students represented Berry College's Model United Nations Conference in New York City. This placed them in the top 20 percent of all delegations taking part in the event. The Berry Students represented Jordan on several Model U.N. committees and specialized agencies. They won a Position Paper Award for their work in simulation. Sarah is a sphomore international relations major.
St. Pius X Catholic School High School Senior Sidney Provenzano has accepted the Buschmann Award from Xavier University. Provenzano plans to major in history. She is the daughter of John and Barbara Provenzano of Lawrenceville.
Brian James Malcom of Lawrenceville was selected for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He is a third year law student at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.
Lacey Jenkins of Lawrenceville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Jenkins, was inducted as an inaugural member of the Samford University chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society for religious studies and theology. Jenkins is a junior religion major.