Preston Barrett of Russell was named to the dean's list at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for the summer 2012 session. Barrett, a senior, is studying psychology. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average to be added to the dean's list.
Jennifer Jones of Warren has been accepted to the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville for the fall term 2012. She is the daughter of Shirley Jones. Jones is a 2001 graduate of Warren Area High School, where she was a member of the softball team. She also attended Edinboro University and was a member of HPE Club, exercise science club, and the softball team. She received a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education from Edinboro in December 2005.
Rebekah Jane Camp
Jacob M. Gambino of Youngsville graduated from the Commonwealth Technical Institute at the Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown on Aug. 24 with a certificate in the building maintenance (three-term) program.
Rebekah Jane Camp, daughter of Rachel Spore Camp and Walter Camp of Youngsville, has been accepted to Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and began classes Aug. 27. A magna cum laude graduate of Youngsville High School, Camp plans to create her own major in film.
At YHS, Camp participated in basketball as a freshman. In orchestra she was first chair viola; participated in district orchestra; and, in May 2012, received the National School Orchestra Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member of the high school orchestra. She played percussion in marching band and was field captain her junior year and drum major her senior year. She was awarded best drum major at the 2012 Tournament of Bands Chapter 8 Championships. She was a member of the YHS percussion ensemble. In her senior year, her artwork was displayed at the Edinboro University art show. She has been a member of National Honor Society since sophomore year and was a member of the Technology Student Association, French club, Spanish club and academic bowl.
Camp received academic scholarships from Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters, American Legion and WACOPSE Federal Credit Union.
She studied piano for 12 years, was an acolyte at First United Methodist Church for several years, taught a class in a church children's group and was a Girl Scout for seven years. She worked on costumes and stage decoration for an all-county musical, and, as a junior, she portrayed a lady in waiting in "Once Upon a Mattress." She also directed the senior class play, "The Butler Did It." For three years, Camp has been employed as a lifeguard at Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool.
During orientation week at CWR, Camp won the university trivia challenge and earned the opportunity to have lunch with the university president Barbara R. Snyder on Oct. 2.
Ashley Gustafson, daughter of Rick and Diane Gustafson of Warren, recently graduated with her master in education degree as a reading specialist from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Gustafson graduated with a 4.0 grade average and completed this two-year program in just one year. She is teaching fifth grade at St. Joseph Catholic School in Warren.