Sarah Ethington of Whitefish Bay earned her bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in December.
The following graduates earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in December: from Brown Deer, Jamal Anwar, communication studies, and Angela Stapleton, management; from Fox Point, Kayla Wandsnider, biology; from Mequon, Danielle Wallace, art with honors; and from Whitefish Bay, Sarah McManus, art education with honors.
The following graduates earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in December: from Brown Deer, Kyle Henrics, marketing; from Mequon, Cristina Soto, psychology; from Shorewood, Lauren Gault, marketing; and from Whitefish Bay, Kali Bolyard, mathematics. Also, Gault was named the 2012 Fall Semester Oustanding Marketing Graduate by the UW-Eau Claire marketing faculty.
David Hoffman of Glendale earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education from Winona State University in Minnesota in December.
The following graduates earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Iowa in December: from Mequon, Maria Dolsky, actuarial science, and Zachariah Spindler, music; and from River Hills, Daniel Taibleson, political science. Also, Joleen Sussman of Shorewood earned her doctorate in psychological and quantitative foundations.
Colin West of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Montana in Missoula.
The following students made the fall semester dean's lists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: from Bayside, Katherine Hauke, Joseph Murphy, Macey Patrie and Joseph Waldma; from Brown Deer, Andrew Yamanaka Belter, Deborah Boateng, Elizabeth Budde, Chanel Edwards, Alexey Floyd, Max Grafwallner, Anjelika Robertovna Grigoryans, Nicholas Lamont Johnson, Katherine Lillie, Megan Prudom and Rachael Tregler; from Fox Point, Sara Duffney, Kan Ming, Christopher Pykett, Peter Sentz and Abigail Williams; from Glendale, Ghaida Alagla, Jon Bailey, Kelly Barboza, Isaac Brotzman, Michael Christenson, Mark Earle, Morgan Ouimette Evans, Steven Goodman II, Jwayne Gordon, Alex Grzybowski, Alyssa Huhndorf, Cassie Joy, Chikako Saga Keith, Danielle Lucci, Robert Mayer, Rachel Minkin, Sarah Minkin, Kenneth Nelan, Timothy Nitschke, Katharine Resnick, Kristofer Schroeckenthaler, Pavel Sharapov, Rishi Kumar Sharma, Chanthaphone Simmala, Yuliya Sorin, Katey Tegelman, Emily Voss and Aleksey Yermakov; from Mequon, Emaan Afza Akbar, Austin Amato, Alison Bayne, Katherine Bersch, Alek Rockow Brandenburg, Eileen Donovan, Ryan Frazier, Michael Gardner, Peggy Randall Gardner, Ron Germanski, Jeffrey Haugen, Adam Herbst, Andrew Hinkens, Zachary Hosale, Elaina Jacobs, Frederick Jones Jr., Noelle Kolega, Megan Kress, Michael Kritner, Maria LaMacchia, Kristina Lak, Lenisa Lee, Melissa Masters, Matthew Mayer, Katalin Moring, Jerod Myers, Sara Nelson, Kristina Antonovna Nenakhova, Matthew Nichols, Sherwin Novin, Kelly Olson, Daniel Shayevich, Nicolas Soto, Jenna Steinbrenner, Diana Stevenson, Timothy Fitzgerald Stolz Jr., Andrew Szatkowski, Geno Tatintsev, David Tock, Austin Weichert, Stephen Zastrow and Inna Zilberman; from Shorewood, Lyndsey Ace, Faris Saeed Ahmed, Jessica Barone, Keizo Beeck, Alexandra Blok, Elizabeth Long Boyd, Alexandra Brown, Edward Miezio Chapman, Megan Cole, Madeline Eisen, Devin Fellows, Max Fischer, T. Benjamin Fischer, Zachary Freding, Ben Stanford Froats Jr., Holland Galante, Chelsea Gerrits, Jillian Hammer, Erika Hanson, Malorie Hauch, Patrick Heffernan, Seyedamirhossein Hesamian, Cory Ihde, Lauren Johnson, Eric Maas, Katie Marek, Sarah McMahon, Stephanie Menz, Christopher Miller, Blong Moua, Nicholas Myers, Aleksandr Nebrat, Josee Palamar, Chelsey Porth, Ana-Maria Raicu, Judson Riggins, Aaron Roelli, Amy Roeper, Beverly Rosa, Sarah Ruble, Tamara Safer, Elizabeth Salvaggio, Geoffrey Severin, Sara Nafez Shehadeh, Courtney Strenke, Kelly Sween, Maia Thelen, Lindsey Tiegs, Marie Turner, Rebeca Turnquist, Alyssa Wiener, Bradley Michael Wing Jr., Yang Xie and Sophia Zobacheva; from Thiensville, John Kosta Argires, Jessica Daase, Phong Tan Do, Chidimma Nwamaka Ezenwa, Alexander McLean Greeley, Tatsiana Malakhouskaya, Elena Ostrerov, Natalya Verbitska, Mark Vygoder and Timothy Wiencek; and from Whitefish Bay, Abby Armstrong, Michael Gustave Bednarz, William Bott, Lucas Caminiti Davey, Elizabeth Dean, Richard Ehrhardt, Michael Endres, Mikki Harding, Joseph Kelly, Brady King, Nathan Koslakiewicz, Wesley Lamb, ByungWook Lee, Michael Mastroianni, Dylan Pearson, Ryan Peterson, Michelle Putzer, David Sapiro, Karlan Welstead and Sean Zaharias.
The following students made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: from Bayside, Julia Irwin and Madeline Shovers; from Fox Point, Margaret Allen; from Glendale, Matthew Laska and Laura Whittet; from Mequon, John Andrus, Meghan Bennett, Ingrid Bergquist, Erika Block, Sarah Block, Ben Clark, Julianna Fazio, Taylor Mantz, Sarah Reed, Jacqueline Stein, Joseph Sullivan, Emily Wolski and Jacob Ziebart; from Shorewood, Molly Woodin; and from Whitefish Bay, Case Bretzman, Casey Easterday, Alissa Foley and Reid Ziolkowski.
Demetrius Johnson of Mequon made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Dubuque in Iowa.
Erin Wilson of Glendale and Spencer Bold and Stephen Ertmer of Mequon made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
The following students made the fall semester dean's and honors lists at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: from Brown Deer, Brian Michalica and Zach Schimenz; from Mequon, Peter Blain, Gina Buzzanca, Marissa Buzzanca, Kristina Fischer, Jenessa Freck, Lauren Ladell, Emily Rausch, Samuel Tackmier and Tyler Wiedenhoeft; from Thiensville, Sarah Kortsch; and from Whitefish Bay, David Rice and Madison Wieland.
The following students made the fall semester honors lists at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: from Glendale, Carli deFelice; from Elisabeth Gehrke and Carly Lane; and from Whitefish Bay, Hannah Tiedt.
Robert Misey of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at the College of Wooster in Ohio.
The following students made the fall semester honors lists at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: from Fox Point, Samual Odin; from Glendale, Michael Dvorak and Emily Lotz; from Mequon, Carly Caputa, Hannah Grimm, Ashley Hansen, Erin Held, Emily Mitchen, Patrick Otero, Rebekah Rennicke and Kendall Waddington; from Shorewood, Nina Mendez; from Thiensville, Lydia Hynson; and from Whitefish Bay, Scott Halperin, Claire Riordan and Hannah Williams.
Colin West of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Carolyn Wermuth of Thiensville made the fall semester dean's list at Hope College in Holland, Mich.
Rosina Drury of Whitefish Bay made the fall semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Lumen Christi Catholic School students Will Fricker, Patrick Stieve, Ellie Sileno, Vinnie Stoll, Charles Langenfeld, Maggie Hensien, Luke Mackey, John Cesarz, Brigid West, Jeffrey Skow, Antonio Pulito, Jacob Pelz, Nicole Zehner, Chelsea Rowe and Daniel Cesarz placed first as a team in the Dominican Academic Challenge in February. The seventh- and eighth-graders topped 12 other schools. In addition, individual awards went to Chelsea, second for seventh-graders, Jacob, third for eighth-graders, and Daniel, fourth for seventh-graders.
Three Nicolet High School students received four honors in the Scholastic Writing Awards of Milwaukee in February: Benjamin Levey (two awards) and Winn Alana May, Silver Key winners, and Maggie Beck, honorable mention. The contest is run by the Still Waters Collective, the Milwaukee-area regional affiliate of the national Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
A screenplay written by Nicolet High School junior Maggie Beck was accepted in January into Milwaukee Film's Collaborative Cinema program, which gives her the opportunity to work with professional filmmakers, screenwriters and teachers to develop a short script eligible to be made into a film next summer. Maggie's screenplay follows a bully named Rosalind who comes from an abusive background. The story challenges the audience to ask, "What is a victim? What is a bully? Are they really all that different?" In November, Maggie participated in National Novel Writing Month by writing a 50,000-word novel (about 200 pages). If she finishes editing her novel, "The Mourning Paper," by the end of June, CreateSpace, owned by Amazon.com, will print five free copies of her novel.
The following students at Homestead High School in Mequon performed in the Wisconsin School Music Association High School Honors Concerts at Madison's Overture Center: Grace Bobber, Margaret Huskin and Olivia Gonzakes, with the treble choir; and Anna Belle Hoots on violin, Eric Rokni on cello, and Ellen Soyka and Tim Reinholz on viola, with the orchestra. Catherine Bodnar of Mequon, a Brookfield Academy student, performed cello in the orchestra, as well.
Jonathan Kuehl has joined the U.S. Army under the Future Soldier program. Kuehl will report to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training on March 12. After successful completion of basic training, he will train as a Special Forces candidate. He is the son of Dennis and Dilles Kuehl of Brookfield and Karen Nelson of Brown Deer.
Jessica Lochmann of Fox Point, a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, has joined the 2013 Betty Brinn Children's Museum board of directors. Lochmann received her bachelor's degree in political science and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 2001. She is a member of the board of directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and was recognized in the Milwaukee Business Journal's "40 Under 40" in 2012.
Heather Hilt, 23, of Mequon has been accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for Albania on March 18 to begin training as a community and organizational development volunteer. Hilt, the daughter of Bruce and Sadine Hilt, is a 2008 graduate of Homestead High School in Mequon. She earned a bachelor's degree in international affairs and urban and regional planning from Florida State University in Tallahassee and her master's degree in global urban development and planning from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Hilt is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and still volunteers with her local troops. During the first three months of her service in Albania, Hilt will complete technical, language, health and safety training while living with a host family to become fully immersed in the country's language and culture, preparing her for two years of service. Prior to leaving for Albania, she had traveled to 37 countries.
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