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Locals report student newsRegion – The following area residents have been named to the dean's list at Providence College for the spring 2011 semester: from Northborough – Meghan McInnis, a member of the class of 2014; Caroline Rapa,a member of the Class of 2011; Kathleen Walsh, a member of the Class of 2011; and Joanna Zecco, a member of the class of 2013. From Shrewsbury – Erica Barnum, Class of 2013; Kyle Lindsay, Class of 2014; Stephen Mendelsohn, Class of 2011; Ava Pandiani, Class of 2011; Kathleen Sacco, Class of 2014; and Lauren Wentworth, Class of 2012. From Westborough – David Glasera, Class of 2013; and Thomas McDonough, Class of 2012. From Southborough – Kristen Merloni, a member of the Class of 2013.

To qualify for the dean's list at Providence, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.

The following area residents graduated from Bancroft School: From Northborough – Matthew A. Kapaon (Co-Volunteer of the Year Award) and Katherine Mandara. From Shrewsbury – Shubh Agrawal (cum laude; Telegram and Gazette award), Uday Agrawal (cum laude; Science Award), Azarmeedokht G. Azizi (Guild Geography Prize), Priyanka R. Dharampuriya (English Prize), Aashana U. Dhruva (cum laude), Joshua P. Erban (cum laude; Senior Thesis Award), Alyssa R. Kotin, Courtney V. Ordway (Citizenship Cup and Co-Volunteer of the Year Award), Bryce L. Turner (APA Psychology Award), and Rachel R. Whaley (cum laude). From Westborough – Theodora A. Massad.

Hima Nannapaneni of Southborough, daughter of Mohan Rao Nannapaneni and Shama Nannapaneni, was named to the Merit List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Ga., for the 2011 spring semester.

Students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the previous semester to be named to the Merit List.

Anthony Frissora, son of Deena Frissora of Shrewsbury, received academic honors at Westfield State University by making the University's Dean's List for the spring 2011 semester. Now a rising junior at Westfield State University, Frissora is majoring in criminal justice.
To receive dean's list status, a student must complete a 12-hour semester with a GPA of at least 3.3 (B+), have no grade below a 2.0 (C), and have no incomplete grades.

At Fairfield College, Susan M. Swiderski, a resident of Westborough, received a bachelor of arts in communication-media studies. Samara C. Yohai, a resident of Westborough, received a bachelor of science in mathematics.

In addition, Fairfield has announced that the following local residents have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester: Fiona J Farquhar, a resident of Southborough, a first-year student studying in the School of Nursing and Jonathan M. Durgin, a resident of Northborough and a first-year student studying in the college of arts and sciences.

Several area students have been named to the Academic Honor Roll at the Governor's Academy in Byfield, for the second semester of the 2010-2011 academic year. Those students include: senior Jennifer Basow, the daughter of Robert and Denise Basow of Southborough, who received High Honors and freshman Andrew Kulig, the son of Larry and Leslie Kulig of Southborough, who received Honors.

To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.0 or better, with no grade lower than a C+. To earn selection to the High Honor Roll, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.3 or better with no grade lower than a B-.

Jacquelyn Farrell of Marlborough has made the dean's list for the spring semester at Boston University. She is studying occupational therapy.

The following Shrewsbury residents were named to the dean's list during the spring 2011 semester at Salve Regina University: Cassandra Papalilo, a junior and Kelsy Patnaude, a graduate of the class of 2011.

To qualify for the dean's list, full-time undergraduate students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.6 with no grade below a “B” in that semester.

Ermioni Moutoudis, a resident of Shrewsbury, has been named to the dean's list for the 2011 spring semester at Mount Ida College in Newton. To make the dean's list, students must have a grade point average of 3.33 or above.

Shrewsbury students making the dean's list at the College of the Holy Cross include: Patrick A. Teebagya, a Class of 2011 graduate, for the second semester of the 2010-11 academic year. He majors in history with a peace and conflicts concentration; and Peter Frongillo, a third-year student, for the first and second semesters of the 2010-11 academic year. He is the son of Peter and Marianne Frongillo and majors in environmental studies, with a minor in Italian.

Fairfield University has announced that Fiona J Farquhar, a resident of Southborough, a first year student studying in the School of Nursing, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester.

Myles Goldman, son of Marsha and Craig Goldman of Westborough, received a Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Scholarship award. Myles was awarded the Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship, which is given to the student who shows the most promise in industry advocacy, leadership and entrepreneurship. Myles graduated from Westborough High School, class of 2011, and will be attending The George Washington University in the fall.

Raghav Naman Mishra of Shrewsbury, recently received a gold medal in SUNY Oswego's first GENIUS Olympiad, a global high school science and art competition focused on the environment.

Mishra presented a science project titled “Improving the Power Output and Efficiency Of Microbial Fuel Cell: A Novel Bio-Electro-Chemical System for Energy Generation” during an exhibition in the college's Hewitt Union ballroom at the Global Environmental Issues and Us (GENIUS) Olympiad.

From June 26 to 30, SUNY Oswego hosted 223 young scientists and artists from 34 countries and 32 states – all finalists in a competition that attracted more than 600 entrants – along with 103 mentors and family members.

Entries in the scholarly competition spanned environmental quality, ecology and biodiversity, resources and energy, human ecology, and a special category, removing oil from water.

Participants took home such prizes as Acer notebooks, Kindle e-book readers and iPods, as well as certificates and medals; made a day trip to Niagara Falls; attended a high school all-star basketball tournament in SUNY Oswego's Laker Hall and concluded with a trip to Washington, D.C.

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