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Recognitions for the week of Oct. 23

Local students earn academic honors and awards.

Juneau student earns scholarship

Summer Lange, a computer engineering student at Cedarville University from Juneau, recently was awarded the Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the university announced. The scholarship is for a student who is pursuing a career that contributes to the world of motion pictures and television.

Along with the scholarship, Lange was invited to attend the SMPTE Media Technology Summit, which will take place Oct. 24-27 in Hollywood.

Almost 1,000 Alaska high schoolers earn UA Scholars Award

High school seniors from nearly 250 high schools across Alaska have been identified as UA Scholars, the University of Alaska recently announced. The designation qualifies them for a $12,000 scholarship at any school in the UA system.

To be eligible, students must be ranked within the top 10% of their class, as of Oct. 20, 939 such students had been identified, according to UA.

“We are excited to welcome the class of 2023 UA Scholars,” said Lael Oldmixon, the program’s executive director, in a news release. “Their academic performance distinguishes them as some of the top students in Alaska. Our universities across the University of Alaska system would be privileged to have them as students.”

The events will highlight the diverse and extensive opportunities for UA Scholars within the UA system including study abroad and exchange programs, honors programs, undergraduate research, internships, academic programs and additional scholarship opportunities.

Since its inception, the scholarship program has awarded more than $70 million in academic support resulting in more than 7,000 degrees and certificates for students from nearly every community in Alaska.

While the award is specifically for use within the UA system, students can use the funds to study abroad (internationally), or study elsewhere in the United States through the National Student Exchange program.

“It’s a great way for students to adventure outside of Alaska while paying in-state rates,” Oldmixon said.

Local students named to 2021-2022 UAF honors lists

The University of Alaska Fairbanks recently announced the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The lists recognize students’ outstanding academic achievements.

Students earning a 3.9 GPA or higher are placed on the chancellor’s list, according to the university, while those earning a GPS between 3.5 and 3.89 are named to the deans’ list.

The following are the names of the local students who earned academic honors at UAF:

— Mari Bell – Fall 2021 and spring 2022 chancellor’s list

— Adam Bishop – Fall 2021 deans’ list

— Val Cooday – Fall 2021 chancellor’s list

— Kayli Dollard – Fall 2021 and spring 2022 deans’ list

— Kyle Farley-Robinson – Fall 2021 and spring 2022 chancellor’s list

— Joseph Ferlauto – Fall 2021 and spring 2022 chancellor’s list

— Dennis Galey – Fall 2021 deans’ list

— Olivia Gardner – Fall 2021 chancellor’s list and spring 2022 deans’ list

— Adele Hagevig – Fall 2021 deans’ list and spring 2022 chancellor’s list

— Jasmin Holst – Fall 2021 chancellor’s list and spring 2022 deans’ list

— Carson Landingham – Fall 2021 deans’ list and spring 2022 chancellor’s list

— Christopher Lujan – Fall 2021 and spring 2022 deans’ list

— Catie Lynn – Fall 2021 chancellor’s list and spring 2022 deans’ list

— Jia Jia Maas – Fall 2021 and spring 2022 chancellor’s list

— Mesa Moran – Fall 2021 chancellor’s list and spring 2022 deans’ list

— Evan Oien – Spring 2022 deans’ list

— Caitlin Pusich – Spring 2022 deans’ list

— Nate Reynolds – Fall 2021 deans’ list

— Heather Schimanski-Lee – Fall 2021 and spring 2022 chancellor’s list

— Debe Wilson – Fall 2021 deans’ list and spring 2022 chancellor’s list

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