John R. Stewart, son of Arthur and Susan Stewart of Warren, was recently named a Doane Distinguished Scholar for the 2008-09 academic year at Allegheny College, Meadville. Each year, the 10 students who have earned the highest cumulative grade averages in each class are named distinguished scholars. Stewart, a graduate of Warren Area High School, is a junior geology major at Allegheny.
Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y., celebrated the conferring of degrees upon students who received their education through the Program for Accelerating College Education (P.A.C.E.) on Saturday, Sept. 26. The ceremony, held in the Center for the Arts at Houghton College, Greatbatch School of Music, honored 31 graduates from New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada. Among the graduates were two from Warren, Kristina Whitaker and Terry Williams, who each received a bachelor of science degree in management.
The University of Northwestern Ohio has announced that Craig V. Barrett of Russell has been named to the dean's list for the August 2009 session in The College of Technologies. Full-time students must earn a grade average of 3.5 or better to be named to the list.
Warren Area High School and Warren County Career Center graduate Trenton Berardi was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship and the title of Student of the Year by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). In February, Berardi received a nomination to represent his school in the 2008-09 Good Citizen Award program sponsored by General Joseph Warren Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recognizing high school seniors like Berardi who "possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism." Berardi earned eight NIMS Machining Level I credentials in less than two years and is a member of the honor roll and two honor societies, is an Eagle Scout, a YMCA volunteer and a competitive athlete, and he worked two jobs.