Noteworthies: College dean's lists and graduations

Local students make college dean’s list

• Kimberly Allen of Mountain View made the spring dean’s list at Marquette University.

• Ryan Fisse of Los Altos made the dean’s list at Bates College for the winter semester. To make the list, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.77 or above. Fisse, a 2017 graduate of Los Altos High School, is a freshman at Bates.

Noteworthies: Students win scholarships, reach milestones

MV Chamber awards student scholarships

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation gave 15 local students scholarships at an awards dinner last week.

Scholarships totaled $70,000, with students receiving $4,000 to $5,000 each. Since 2009, the foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.

Noteworthies: Students and school staff win awards, recognition

College students receive academic recognition

• Sara Bares of Los Altos made the spring dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must receive a 3.5 or better GPA, with no grade below a C and a course load of at least 12 hours.

• Two local students made the spring dean’s list at Emerson College in Boston. Anton Lee of Los Altos Hills and Gabriella Mrozowski of Los Altos both achieved the minimum 3.7 GPA required to make the list.

Noteworthies: Kiwanis scholarships, National Merit scholars and Foothill student veterans

LA Kiwanis Club gives out five scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos recently awarded five local students scholarships to attend Foothill or De Anza community college.

The scholarship funds, which come from the Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot fundraiser, cover the first year of tuition, fees and books. Students selected to receive the scholarships face financial challenges or other obstacles in life.


Courtesy of Santa Clara County Office of Education
Covington School student Kai Etkin’s drawing “Goal!” won a countywide competition.

Local college students make OSU honor roll

Five local students made the winter-term scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University.

• Adrien L. Costa, a junior from Los Altos who majors in psychology, earned a 4.0 GPA.

Los Altos 8-year-old sets record

Courtesy of Anjli Dudani
A tablet marks the time and date Ajay Sawant set the world record for reciting all of the elements of the periodic table in sequence of atomic number faster than anyone else (1 minute, 7 seconds).

A Loyola School third-grader may be in the next edition of “Guinness World Records” for a feat he accomplished last month.

Ajay Sawant, 8, became the youngest and fastest person in the world to recite all of the elements of the periodic table in sequence of atomic number, according to his parents. Ajay did so in 1 minute, 7 seconds, shattering the record of 2:18 set by Abdul Basit Siddiqi Ashiq Muhammad Sept. 7.

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