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• James Robert Applewhite of Palos Verdes Estates attends Seattle Pacific University and was named to the school’s dean’s list for academic achievement.

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• Sophie Bernstein of Palos Verdes Estates attends the College of Letters and Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison and was named to the school’s dean’s list for academic achievement.

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• Shannon Chen, a senior and member of the National Honor Society at Peninsula High School, was named one of 25 national finalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. Chen, who will attend Princeton University, was chosen from more than 25,000 applicants and will receive a $3,…

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Several local residents made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. These students are honored for having a grade-point average of 3.5 or better for the fall 2013 semester. The local students named to the dean’s list were: Kathryn Brown, of Rolling Hills Estates; Yeseul Han, o…

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The following local students were named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Arizona State University: Sean Barnfather, of Rancho Palos Verdes; Jenna Di Bernardo, of Rancho Palos Verdes; Lisa Hight, of Palos Verdes Estates; Kareem Johnson, of Rancho Palos Verdes; Christina Scherer, of Rancho Palo…

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RHE — Michael Wanmer has been named interim associate principal at Peninsula High School, according to a statement sent from Principal Mitzi Cress. Wanmer has been with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District since 2006, serving as a social studies teacher, department chair, athle…

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RPV — Kapil Dheeriya, a fifth-grade student at Cornerstone @ Pedregal Elementary School, placed fifth out of 108 contestants at the recent Scripps Los Angeles Regional Spelling Bee. The contestants at the regionals were selected from a pool of 23,000 students from L.A. County.

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Monica Allan, of Palos Verdes Estates, and Eric Scott, of Rolling Hills Estates, were named to the dean’s list for fall 2013 at the University of Hartford. Chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a “private university with a public purpose,” the University of Hartford offers undergraduate, …

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Chadwick School students hosted a community service event supporting All Life Charities, a Wilmington-based nonprofit that provides food and clothing to families in the South Bay who live below the poverty line. Each upper school adviser group from Chadwick was paired with one of 25 families…

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Nolan Fodemski, 20, of Rancho Palos Verdes, recently completed a 79-day wilderness expedition traveling in the Kimberley region of Australia with the National Outdoor Leadership School.

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Kathryn Brown, of Rolling Hills Estates, and Yeseul Han and Sarah Noch, both of Rancho Palos Verdes, have been named to the dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University for the spring 2013 semester.

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Kristen Koyanagi, of Rolling Hills Estates, has been named a Danforth Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Koyanagi, one of 25 Danforth Scholars this year, will be a freshman at Washington University when the fall semester begins Aug. 27.

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The following students were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Wake Forest University: Erica Bower, of Rancho Palos Verdes; Elizabeth Doty, of Palos Verdes Estates; Samuel Farrell, of Rolling Hills Estates; Ariel Hawley, of Palos Verdes Estates; Leslie Klashman, of Rancho Palos Verdes; …

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Marie Pircon Delcarson, Alexandria Wei-Juin Mar and Henry Theodore Zhang, all seniors at Palos Verdes High School, have been selected to be one of California Scholarship Federation’s Seymour finalists. Each has demonstrated outstanding service to their community while maintaining high academ…

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Peninsula High School senior Alex Chen has been selected as a Coca Cola Scholars Program finalist. More than 100,000 applicants and nearly 2,200 semifinalists participated in the 25th annual scholars program. Fifty of the finalists will be chosen as National Scholars and will receive renewab…

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Palos Verdes High School hosts the ninth annual PV/Carson Student Exchange Program on Friday, April 12. The purpose of the student exchange is to meet students from other schools, learn about each other’s interests, schools, goals, as well as break any stereotypes that students may have abou…

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Justin Lee, of Rancho Palos Verdes, and Hee-Min Cha, of Rancho Palos Verdes, were placed on the academic honors list for the fall 2012 semester at Purdue University. To earn honors, students must have had at least a 3.5 semester or cumulative grade-point average on a four-point scale.

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Freedom4U will honor Palos Verdes High School teacher Kristy Jimenez with the ‘Excellence in Education’ Award on April 25 during the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser, Music & Magic, at Trump National.

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Charissa O. Iluore, of Rolling Hills Estates, and Brooke Provinchain, of Palos Verdes, were among 800 high school students who have won $2,500 scholarship awards from the National Achievement Scholarship Program, announced the National Merit Scholarship Corp. These awards, totaling more than…

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Nicole Powell, a Palos Verdes resident and a first-year student at Gettysburg College, participated in the spring 2013 production of Oscar Wilde’s most well-known and best-loved comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest” in the role of Merriman. Performances were held between Feb. 14 and Feb. 17.

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Kristen Yule, a resident of Rolling Hills Estates and a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with distinction for the fall 2012 semester.

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The Skidmore College Athletics Department inducted 106 student-athletes into the college’s Thoroughbred Honor Society during a Feb. 11 ceremony. Jessica Singer, the daughter of Dennis and Julie Singer, of Palos Verdes Estates, was among those inducted.

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Taylor Cornell, of Rancho Palos Verdes, has been named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall 2012 quarter. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.

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Marie Delcarson and Alexandria Mar, both students at Palos Verdes High School, were recognized on Saturday, March 16, during the CSF Seymour Memorial Award conference at San Gabriel Mission High School. Delcarson and Mar were named two of the 10 regional finalists named as Senior Sealbearers…

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Joshua Nathan Cohen, Lena Beth Kelly, Meredith Claire Klashman and Sophie Haruna Klimcak were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. All four students are enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences.

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Ashley Kim and Eva Rewinski were named to the winter 2013 dean’s list at Choate Rosemary Hall, an independent secondary school in Wallingford, Conn.

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Several local residents made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University for fall 2012 semester. The students earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. They are: Kathryn G. Brown, a journalism major and Rolling Hills Estates resident; Karlyn Nishikawa, a psychology major and Pa…

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Jacqueline Stoneburner, of Rancho Palos Verdes, has been named to the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies dean’s list for outstanding scholarship during the fall 2012 semester.

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Peninsula High also received a $2,000 grant from State Farm Insurance. Peninsula was one of 25 schools across America and the only one in California awarded the grant. Students in Peninsula’s PALS PLUS leadership organization wrote the service-learning project grant called, “Students Lead th…

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The Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club has received charter approval from Rotary International for a Chadwick School Interact Club, designed for high school students ages 14 to 18 as a way to acquire leadership training and engage in international and community service. There are more than 1…

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Three Peninsula High School seniors have been named as candidates for the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars program, which honors young people for outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship and community service.