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People in the News 05-29-13

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Stephanie Blair, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for May. Blair is the daughter of Barbara and Stephen Blair.
Blair, who maintains an exceptional grade point average, is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Los Alamos Youth Leadership, a program for high school students in which teams design, plan and implement projects that benefit the community throughout the year while building strong relationships with family and friends. Blair’s concern for others is marked by her volunteer service to the Los Alamos Heart Council since 2010.
She has been a member of the high school’s Girls Varsity Soccer Team since her freshman year and a valuable player on All-District and All-State teams each of those years. In 2012, Blair was named the All-District defensive soccer player of the year and received an honorable mention at All-State soccer competition the year before. An Albuquerque club soccer team on which she played won the state championship in 2009 and was state runner-up last year and in 2010.

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The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra has awarded a $500 scholarship to two graduating seniors. The recipients are violinist and pianist, Ariel Chen and bassoonist, Kathy Lestone. Both girls have performed with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Chen plans to continue her music studies, possibly double majoring in college with music and either biological sciences or political science. Lestone plans to study music education and be a music teacher.

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Antonia Batha, of Los Alamos, has been admitted to Union College’s Class of 2017 in New York. Batha is a graduate of Los Alamos High School.

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The following Los Alamos students have been named to Eastern New Mexico University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester: Leslie Bucklin, Amethyst Collins, Anna Day, Corinthiann Hawes, Sara-Lee Hutto, Luke Johnson, Matthew Morgan, Jessica Roberts and Mariah Zerr. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 hours of courses with a GPA between 3.25 and 4.0.

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Michelle Boerigter, daughter of Dr. Stephen and Kathleen Boerigter, of Los Alamos, is named to the Dean’s List at Hope College in Michigan for the spring semester, of the 2012-13 school year. To be named to the Dean’s list a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.