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Adam Thatcher, graduate of Edison High School, son of Del and Sue Thatcher, of Milan, graduated magna cum laude, May 12 from SUNY in Fedonia, N.Y. with a bachelors of fine arts degree. Adam is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega, a theater arts honor society and the Golden Key International Honor Society. John Sebastian Weilnau of Milan was initiated into the Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in ceremonies held at Miami University in Oxford.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Adam Thatcher, graduate of Edison High School, son of Del and Sue Thatcher, of Milan, graduated magna cum laude, May 12 from SUNY in Fedonia, N.Y. with a bachelors of fine arts degree. Adam is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega, a theater arts honor society and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

John Sebastian Weilnau of Milan was initiated into the Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in ceremonies held at Miami University in Oxford.

A Russian and psychology major at Miami, Weilnau was named outstanding student in Russian and is currently studying for a year at Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Election to Phi Beta Kappa is recognition of intellectual achievement in acquiring a liberal arts education.

Ruth Marie Cornell of Milan has been named to the dean's list at Anderson University for the spring semester of the 2006-2007 academic year. To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Best Buy Children's Foundation has awarded a scholarship to Stephanie Rickel, a 2007 graduate of Norwalk High School. Stephanie is the daughter of Eric and Pam Rickel and plans to attend Spring Arbor University next fall.

This year, the Best Buy Children's Foundation awarded more than $2.7 million to graduating high school seniors across the country. Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America serves as the program administrator for the scholarship program. More than 1,700 graduating high school seniors were selected to receive a scholarship for $1,500 to $10,000.

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced that 532 students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester.

To qualify, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in at least three unit courses.

Area students include: Andrea Nicole Minich of Plymouth, and Lauren M. Woods of Norwalk.

Kevin Spragg, a graduate of Western Reserve High School, received a bachelor of arts degree from The College of Wooster during commencement exercises on May 14.

A biology major, Spragg is a resident of Collins.

Matthew Hire of Norwalk has been named to the dean's list in the University of Notre Dame's First Year of Studies for outstanding scholarship during the spring 2007 semester.

Students who achieve dean's honors at Notre Dame represent the top 30 percent of students in their college.

The following students have fulfilled their Ashland University degree requirements in May 2007: Jennifer Valko of Bellevue; she received a bachelor of science in education degree in integrated language arts education; Connie Ward of Berlin Heights received a master of business administration degree in executive management; Robin Price of Collins received her bachelor of science in education degree in intervention special education; Laura Hord of Greenwich received her bachelor of science degree in biology. Brian Keyser of Milan received his master of business administration degree in executive management; Rebecca Fries of Monroeville completed her requirements. She received a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction: classroom instruction; Kathleen Matter of Monroeville completed her requirements. She received a bachelor of music degree in music education. Ronda Minniear of Monroeville, completed her requirements. She received a master of education degree in middle grades education. Jessica Gilbert of New London received a bachelor of science in business administration degree in business management; Melissa Siman of North Fairfield received her bachelor of arts degree in political science; Mara Lee Albright of Norwalk received her bachelor of science degree in foods and nutrition; Timothy Bray of Norwalk received his bachelor of science in education degree in middle grades education; Cassandra Cloud of Norwalk received her bachelor of science in education degree in middle grades education; Judith Lynch of Norwalk received her master of education degree in curriculum and instruction: classroom instruction; Kendall Marchyshyn of Norwalk received her bachelor of science in business administration degree in accounting; Stephanie Zigo of Norwalk received her master of education degree in curriculum and instruction: classroom instruction; Kristen Guenther of Nova, received a bachelor of science in education degree in middle grades education; Karen Williams of Nova, received a bachelor of science degree in commercial art.