18 Pottstown Area Students Earn Dean’s, Other Honors

18 Pottstown Area Students Earn Dean's List, Other HonorsPOTTSTOWN PA – Eighteen Potstown area residents who attend 10 different colleges and universities have been named to their respective dean’s lists for Fall 2013 or  were noted for their education-related activities, the institutions reported Friday (Feb. 28, 2014).

The dean’s list most often recognizes academic achievements of students who received a grade point average of 3.5 (of 4) or higher during the marking period, usually a semester. The following institutions announced these honorees:

University of Delaware, Newark DE

  • Amy Cherico and Taylor Jaffe, both of Pottstown;

Stevenson University, Owings Mills MD

  • Amy Moyer of Pottstown

Loyola University, Baltimore MD

  • Megan Gittings and Hunter Gofus, both of Pottstown;

Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

  • Ashley Volling of Pottstown, attending its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;

DeSales University, Center Valley PA

  • Taylor Kelly of Pottstown, who is majoring in medical studies;

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

  • Adam Maynard of Pottstown, who is studying biochemistry and biophysics;

Grove City College, Grove City PA

  • Jonathan Hoyt of Pottstown, a sophomore chemistry major and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Hoyt; and

St. Lawrence University, Canton NY

  • Enjolie S. Levengood of Pottstown, a graduate of The Hill School who is majoring in biology;

Also, at Alvernia University, Reading PA, three seniors at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford and two seniors at Pottstown Senior High School in Pottstown have won scholarships to attend there.

From PJP are:

  • Peter Ferris and Patrick Vasas, both of Pottstown, each of whom have been granted $16,000 Presidential Scholarships; and
  • Abbie Augustine of Pottstown, granted a $12,000 Veronica Founder’s Scholarship to study occupational therapy.

From Pottstown High are:

  • Kenisha Holloway and Kourage Norris, both of Pottstown, granted $12,000 Veronica Founder’s Scholarships, both to study nursing.

Alvernia additionally announced that two of its students from Pottstown, Ian Laxton and Kacie Tokarski, served during the past semester as volunteers for the university’s South Reading Youth Initiative program. It aims to promote continued education, mentoring and support for healthy choices in children who live or go to school in the South Reading area. Laxton donated 2 hours of service, and Tokarski, 6.75 hours. Tokarski, a senior biology major, additionally volunteered 1.5 hours for the “Alvernia READS” program to promote childhood literacy and improve academic achievement for underprivileged children.

At Emerson College in Boston MA, Katharine Burkhart of Pottstown – who is majoring there in theater design and technology – worked as a scenic designer for the Emerson Stage production of “Fefu and Her Friends,” which was performed Feb. 20-23 (2014).

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