Celebrations: Aug. 23

Aug. 22, 2012


The following graduates earned bachelor's degrees from Carthage College in Kenosha in May: from Franklin, Cherisse Duncan, English and theater; from Hales Corners, Annamarie Carlson, history, magna cum laude; and from Oak Creek, Joshua Beaugrand, accounting and finance, cum laude, Allison Johnson, neuroscience, summa cum laude, and David Kostrzewa, sport and fitness education, cum laude.

Tristan Brodie of Greendale earned a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May.

Amudha Venugopalan of Franklin earned a bachelor's degree in music from Lake Forest College in Illinois in May.

The following students made the spring semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: from Franklin, Nicholas Barnekow, Andrew Bartel, Larry Behrendt, Rebecca Borkovec, Nathan Buchholz, Megan Buse, Kevin Capistrano Lusterio, Mahmoud Akram Dakwar, Jaclyn DeRosia, Iran Evans, Rebecca Fellows, Evan Gill, Megan Hanizeski, Ryan Heiser, Nick Henika, Kaitlyn Johns, Sarah Joyal, Melissa Kelley, Dunya Aziz Khoury, Matthew Kriefall, Stanley Lowe, Rachel Mackensen, Danielle Mastrostefano, Andrew McCuen, Vikram Singh Nat, Nicholas Niemczyk, Michael Pendzick, Danielle Porter, Sabrina Pruszka, Brandon Rashad Ford, Drake Reinick, Brandon Rice, Justin Rosinski Jr., Jacqueline Shez, Austin Thomas, Minh Cong Van, Charles Winski, Taylor Winter, Andrew Zainer, Amanda Hajdu, Boris Katicic, Dina Dakwar, Karanbir Randhawa, Michael Carini, Mirko Sever, Rosemarie Vugrinec-Daleiden, Stefanie Sobottka, Tom Tran, Yale Kupfer and Yuvika Dhawan; from Greendale, Tyler Beinlich, Harry Boris, Briann Fernando Cruz, Richard Cullen II, Ian DeTuncq, David Janson Stock, Stefanie Janssen, Ryan Jonas, Justina Kirchen, Jennifer McMillan, Brittney Neumann, Christopher Obermeier, Taylor Reed, Mary Salo, Natasha Scannell, Catherine Sloan, Stephanie Smith, Julia Vlahos, Spencer Wicklund, Justin Wulz and Caroline Yiannackopoulos; from Hales Corners, Breann Arentsen, Sean Bailey, Andrew Cesarz, Kari Forseth, Eric Garnett, Stefan Gudry, Alexander Haeger, Teresa Kubenik, Sara Lawton, Alexander Megna, Jarrod Pelkofer, Angela Perez, Syeda Mahwish Rashid, Christina Singer and Debra Wittig; and from Oak Creek, Sheikh Waleed Akbar, Danielle Anderson, Catherine Beris, Erika Bieser, Emily Carr, Rachel Cooper, Edward Danecki III, Kayla Davison, Jaelle Denniston, Kathryn Ehlinger, Haley Evanoff, Lorne Forsythe, Cerabeth Goodwin, Ashley Grainger, Amanda Hackeloer, Michael Henninger, Arreall Janikowski, Blaire Kaminski, Stephanie Larson, Sean Link, Caitlin Livingston, Marisela Lopez, Katherine Lubbert, Crystal Luckas, Ahmad Mohie Mahmoud, Hannah Mann, Kellen McClendon, Michael Moks, Samantha Nagel, Stacey Pangratz, Meghan Peterson, Noelle Posda, Laura Rickey, Jordan Ross, Kristen Ross, Nathan Schaefer, Ryan Schneider, Firas Adnan Shanaa, Jacqueline Sirovina, Tiffany Sullivan, Rafael Tavarez, Cortney Williamson, Kayla Williamson, Patrick Young, John Zielinski, Adam Nocun, Alex Lindner, Elena LaMendola, Harinder Kaur, Mara Mamerow, Moksha Shah and Nicole Campbell.

Stephen Rapp of Greendale, Taylor Shaw of Hales Corners and Jason Kaczkowski of Franklin earned spring semester academic honors at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind.

Elizabeth Barron Dankle of Greendale made the spring semester dean's list at the University of Iowa.

John McAdams of Greendale made the spring semester dean's list at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.


Luke Jameson Mathers of Franklin earned the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America in August. Luke's Eagle Scout service project involved the construction of a foot bridge at the soccer complex of his Oak Creek school. He planned and organized the installation of a wooden foot bridge that allows athletes and spectators to safely access the lower playing field from the upper parking lot. Luke came up with the idea after seeing the difficulty his own grandparents had getting to the field to watch him play. When Luke spoke with school district personnel about his idea, he discovered that the area of concern was listed as a state wetland. Luke then contacted the Department of Natural Resources for bridge requirements and final approval. With the help of fellow Scouts and friends, Luke directed the construction of the wooden platform and the placement of the special footings needed to erect the bridge.

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