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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that seven students from Henrico high schools were selected as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Less than one percent, the highest scoring students, who took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) are recognized as semifinalists, of 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools in the world. The Henrico students are: Rian P. Baxter and Elizabeth W. Wittman (Collegiate School), Grace. Y Lee (Deep Run High School), John W. Lohmann (Freeman High School) and Najwa Labban, Nayla Labban and Jonathan T. Medley (Godwin High School). Semifinalists have opportunities to advance to become Finalists and compete for approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $33 million. Finalists and scholarship winners will be announced next spring.

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Tyler Cable, a graduate of Varina High School, has received a Merit Scholarship to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year.}

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D’Angelo Brown, a graduate of Glen Allen High School, has been admitted to SUNY Oneonta. Brown is pursuing a degree in music industry.}

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Senior Deirdre Lacy-Hunter, of Henrico, was named to the honors list for the summer 2014 semester at Mercy College of Ohio. To be eligible for the honors list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher. Lacy-Hunter is majoring in Medical Imaging.}

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The following local students graduated May 16 from Virginia Tech: Danielle Bartulewicz, Serene Cherian, Joseph Chirco, John Ditrapani, Ryan Gram, Rachel Honodel, Kathryn Huband, Katherine McSweeney, Christopher Neveu, Reza Nosrati, Jesus Ramirez and Brandon Toca, of Glen Allen; and Ruth Anderson, Sunghee Min, William Strait, James Seal, Olivia Cavalieri, Nayana Chiluvuri, Patrick Fitzsimmons and Austin Hayes, of Henrico.}

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Linwood Kaine, of Henrico, graduated Magna Cum Laude June 14 from Carleton College in Minn. He received a bachelor of arts degree in Cinema and Media Studies. Kaine is the son of Timothy Kaine and Anne Holton, of Henrico.}

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Petty Officer 1st Class Delshawn Anderson, a 2004 Highland Springs High School graduate, is serving aboard USS Nitze (DDG 94), one of the world’s most versatile multi-mission combat ships. Anderson is an operations specialist aboard the Norfolk-based ship, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer that is 66 feet wide, nearly 510 feet long and weighs more than 9,200 tons. As a lead petty officer, he supervises and mentors 25 Sailors.}

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Henrico resident David W. Roop, director of electric transmission operations for Dominion Virginia Power/North Carolina Power, is a recipient of the 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership in Power Award. The award recognizes industry leaders for exceptional contributions to the promotion of the electric power engineering profession. It highlights actions which encouraged the development and growth of electric power engineering practitioners and recognizes the contributions electric power engineers make to society. In his 38-year career with the electric utility industry, Roop has focused on electric transmission and substation operation and management. Roop holds an electrical engineering degree from Virginia Tech and is a certified professional engineer for the Commonwealth of Virginia.}

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Matt Ferramosca, of Henrico, was one of seven James Madison University students chosen to participate in a pilot program designed to get undergraduates majoring in political science, international affairs, or public policy and administration to begin thinking earlier about their career paths. Career Peer Advisors (CPAs) in the School of Public and International Affairs at JMU assist their colleagues with choosing coursework, developing a resume, improving their interviewing skills, finding internships and networking with alumni and other professionals. After undergoing eight weeks of training, the student advisors held office hours during the 2013-14 academic year and conducted workshops and presentations related to career exploration.}

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