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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

More than 2,700 students were named to the academic honors list at Owens Community College for the fall semester 2006. Students must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for academic honors. Owens Community College uses a 4.0 scale in grading.

The following local residents have been named:

Russell Cromwell, of Berlin Heights, skilled trades building maintenance; Douglas Kirk, of Greenwich, architectural engineering technology; John Churella, of New London, skilled trades construction; John Doddroe, of New London, skilled trades construction; Dawn Olvera, of Norwalk, occupational therapy assistant; Vincent Lewis, of Norwalk, skilled trades building maintenance; Matthew Fuge, of Wakeman, skilled trades building maintenance; Garrett Dembiec, of Wakeman, skilled trades construction; Dirk Whitt, of Wakeman, skilled trades construction.

A number of area residents attended the fifth annual Business Scholars' Seminar hosted by the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University.

They included: Megan Bond, Mandy Burrer and Patrick Jaeckin, all of Plymouth High School; and Michaela Fondriest of St. Paul High School.

The students who attend are highly qualified high school juniors. They each have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and have been recommended for this program by a school teacher or administrator. The purpose of this one-day program is to acquaint junior students and their parents with business and economics as a college major and to recognize them for their achievement.

Natalie Holtz, of Monroeville, and a student at Saint Mary's College, is spending the spring semester of the 2006-2007 academic year studying in Washington, D.C. as part of American University's Washington Semester Program in American politics.

The Washington Semester in American Politics offers students the unique opportunity to learn from the nation's top decision makers up close and in person. The program gives an in-depth look at how government works in the United States. Students study timely political issues such as campaign finance reform, gun control and environmental policy. During their studies, students also hold an internship at one of the hundreds of government offices, nonprofits or other political firms in Washington, D.C.

Carla Groves of Willard has earned a 4.0 grade-average and qualified for the dean's list at the University of Findlay. She is a marketing/finance major. Cari Hahler, Lindsay Niedermeier and Melissa Wiles, all of Willard, have also qualified for the dean's list at Findlay. Hahler is a physical therapy major, while Niedermeier is majoring in occupational therapy and Wiles is majoring in pre-veterinary medicine.

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