Celebrations: Feb. 19

Feb. 18, 2009


Kevin Ballecer, a sixth-grade student at Glen Hills, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Dec. 17 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level bee was the first round in the 21st annual National Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. He will now take a written test; up to 100 of the top scorers in each state will be eligible to compete in their state bee on April 3.

Alexander Rofes of Shorewood, a senior at University School of Milwaukee, recently was named one of more than 3,000 candidates in the 2009 Presidential Scholars Program. Candidates are selected based on superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and school and community involvement. Semifinalists will be chosen in April.


• The following students were named to the fall 2008 dean's list at Marquette University: Lindsay Ruch - Bayside; Kimberly Canales and Kimberly Deck - Brown Deer; Brian Falk, Irina Grinberg, Jessica Lautmann and Elise Pellmann - Fox Point; Anna Mumm - Glendale; Michael Bergemann, Erick Bratt, Ashley Fait, Caitlin Gerdes, Allison Haslee, John Johannes, Morgan Mathias, Cecilia Miller, Katherine Miller, Carolyn Olsen, Christopher Pom, James Reeves, Erik Reichertz, Leyla Rivilis, Anne Shields, Richard Stoll and Jennifer Zastrow - Mequon; Paul Gallo, Justin Owen, Gregory Tzanoukakis and Katherine Wycklendt - Shorewood; Susan Johnston - Thiensville; Jiwon Lee, Gillian Armstrong, Katherine Ehrke, Valentina Messier, Angela Meyer, Cassandra Meyer, Claire Mezzanotte, Ross Michler and Claire Weiss - Whitefish Bay.

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