Joe Nelson, Warren, an accounting major at Penn State, Behrend, Erie, was inducted into the PA Epsilon Chapter of National College Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma. This was based on outstanding scholarship, earning an athletic letter and excellent character and citizenship. To be considered for the honor society a student must achieve a 3.4 grade average or better. Nelson has been a three-year member of the Behrend men's golf team and was the gold medalist at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) during the fall season and was the individual D3 winner of the Behrend Invitational this spring. During the awards ceremony earlier this month, Nelson received the following: Penn State Behrend Most Valuable Player for men's golf; AMCC All-Conference Player, All-Conference Sportsmanship Team and Academic All Conference.
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced that Eisenhower High School student Megan S. Church from Sugar Grove has been selected for membership. Church is the daughter of Paul and Charlene Church. The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence.
Michael William McAfoos recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) including concentrations in enterprise information systems and technology management. He studied in R.I.T.'s E. Philip Saunders College of Business. McAfoos is employed by Verizon Communications in Basking Ridge, N.J., as a system analyst and programmer. He is the son of Gary and Joan McAfoos, a 2003 graduate of Warren Area High School and an undergraduate of R.I.T. in 2007 with a bachelor of science in management information systems.
Several local students received academic honors at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville: University Scholars (with a grade average of 4.0) were Andrew Chase of Youngsville; Leah Jespersen, daughter of Jerry and Marita Jespersen, Russell; Matthew Pascuzzi, son of Richard and Patricia Pascuzzi, Warren; and Christina Swaney of Youngsville.
Named President's Scholars (with a grade average of 3.5 to 3.99) were Julie Park of Warren and Wallace Thompson of Russell.
Named Dean's Scholars (with a grade average of 3.2 to 3.49) were Tobin Kagle of Tidioute and Klanci Larson, child of Stephen and Diana Larson, Garland.