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Vronsky named junior medalist

Paul Matthew Vronsky of Auburn has been selected as the junior medalist for the 2000-2001 school year at the University of Washington.

Vronsky, a senior, was selected by the Honors Subcommittee of the Faculty Council on Academic Standards on the basis of the most outstanding 2000-2001 scholarship record, but not necessarily the highest grade point average. Vronsky also was the UW’s Freshman Medalist a year ago.

The medals were presented Feb. 8 by UW President Richard L. McCormick.

Vronsky, 21, is a 1999 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way. He was a presidential scholar, a Washington scholar and a National Merit Scholar, all in 1999. He served as a Federal Way Youth Commission member in 1998-99.

At the UW, Vronsky is in the Honors Program and is an economics major. He is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, the Economics Undergraduate Board, the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and on the intramural crew team. He is active in the World Class Aquatic Foundation and the South King County Education Foundation. He has also served on the UW Economic Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. This year, he is the legislative liaison for the Associated Students of the University of Washington.

He is the son of Marek and Ursula Vronsky of Auburn.

His current plans include continuing on to law school after graduation and possibly pursuing an advanced degree in economics.

Area students make dean’s list at Gonzaga

Amy Michelle Williams, a freshman from Federal Way, was named to the Gonzaga University dean’s list for fall semester. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 to a 3.69 grade point average.

Sarah Marie Gendron, a freshman from Milton, was named to the president’s list for fall semester. To qualify, a student must earn a 3.7 or higher gpa.

Gonzaga is located in Spokane.

Local students making the grade at PLU

Federal Way students were named to the dean’s list at Pacific Lutheran University for fall semester. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0.

The students are: Lindsay M. Kuciemba, Stephanie S. Soriano, Jessica R. Bemis, Brittany N. Bieleski, Joyca L. Caverly, Kathleen A. Dean, David J. Edmiston, Lauren K. Gordon, Edward J. Hassertt, Jessica A. Iserman, Maria V. Lewis, Joleen N. Rhudy, Stacey L. Stewart, Carly N. Wittman, Jane D. Yi, April D. Reitan, and Marie A. Pothan.

Founded in 1890, Pacific Lutheran University awards bachelor’s degrees in the liberal arts and five professional programs. PLU also offers four master’s degree programs.

FW students get WWU degrees

Federal Way area students at Western Washington University earned their bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees and were awarded diplomas at the conclusion of fall quarter, 2001.

Christodoulos A. Paneris, Melissa Lyn Rutledge, Amber Kristine Schneider, Aaron Victor Smith, B.A.; and Megan Aileen Vogt, B.S., all of Auburn.

Sean William McKenna, B.A., of Des Moines.

Emily Rebecca O. Ravez, Tara Marie Yoder, B.A., both of Edgewood.

David Jason Crane, Lisa Michelle Gorder, Darin Thomas Laier, Mandie Kathleen O’Brien, Susan Rae Oaks, Christine Lynn Simonsen, Justin James Stiles, B.A.; Krystal Lara Rodriguez, B.S.; Michelle R. D. Amico, master of education degree; and Mike Arlington Bahn, master of science degree, all of Federal Way.

Rachel Elisabeth Freeman, Bradley Rex Tuininga and Jamie Kristine Wood, B.A., all of Kent.

Larsson among UW honorees

Kevin Larsson of Federal Way was named the dean’s list of the University of Washington for autumn quarter 2001. To qualify, a student must be taking at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of 3.5-4.0.

Larsson is a senior at the university.

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