The following area students graduated from Western Michigan University in December 2014: Alexander C. Iseri, of Cedar; Andrew Jeffrey Oman, of East Jordan; Amanda Lynne Bowen Hendrickson, Nicholas Stephen Viglione, of Elk Rapids; Angela Nikole Wehner, of Elmira; Karly Jean Burke, Benjamin J. Mero, of Gaylord; Patrick John Rassett, of Kewadin; Garrett Harry Bock, of Mancelona; Carrie Renae Bell, John Kelly Farr, Megan Jane Sipe, of Petoskey; Alexander Travis Heming, Shane Wesley Hoffmann, Shane Wesley Hoffmann, Roberta L. LaMont, Aaron Clark, Jacob Daniel Williams, Kellen William McElrath, Arthur James Moehn, Maura Lee O’Brien, Alejandra Gabriela Metz, Emilee Rose Mueller, Bradley J. Neuder, Lauren Renae Rockafellow, Alecia Christine Zimmer, of Traverse City; Margaret Dale Gardner, Andrea A-R Podsaid, of Williamsburg.
The following area students were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014 semester at Western Michigan University: Katelyn Adams, Erica Goble, of Bear Lake; Christopher Knapp, of Beulah; Quinn Ameel, Kevin Wroblewski, of Boyne City; Sydney Gahn, Tyler Swenor, of Boyne Falls; Danielle Brenner, of Brethren; Faith Warzecha, of Brutus; Kaylie Hanson, Justin Thompson, Megan McCurdy, of Cadillac; Alexandra Galla, Kalynn Wright, of Cedar; Bryan Alger, of Central Lake; Derek Friske, of Charlevoix; Cameron Cooper, of Cheboygan; Seth Rachwitz, of East Jordan; Audrey Sides, of Elmira; Jessica Wallace, of Fife Lake; Natalie Hamilton, Scott Horrigan, Kelly Hintz, Jeff Rudel, of Gaylord; Ceara Fauble, of Harrietta; Marissa Swadling, of Indian River; Ciara Larson, Noel Bigley, Hannah Pohlman, of Interlochen; Rebecca Lint, of Kingsley; Chase Gray, of Lake Ann; Eric Bjorkman, of Levering; Andrew Rybicki, Amanda Bigalke, Shelby Flanagan, Andrew Slawinski, of Manistee; Wesley Esterline, of Petoskey; Charles DeWildt, Sophia Menestrina, of Rapid City; Sarah West, Danielle Bennett, Aaron Clark, Daniel Dunaske, Courtney Jurica, Leah Jurik, Kathryn Madison, Garrett Sieloff, Kaila Szafranski, Lindsey White, Matthew Garvin, Christina Karakos, Marisa Woods, Evan Bankey, Daniel Gallagher, Alexander Heming, Vikash Pillay, Tyler Bridgman, Lauren Ellison, Emilee Mueller, Bradley Rizzo, Alecia Zimmer, David Stone, of Traverse City; David Grof, Lynn Seman, James Thomas, Margaret Gardner, Caroline Gardner, of Williamsburg.
Cody Lyon, of Traverse City, was named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014 semester at Riverland Community College, Austin, Minnesota.
More than 400 high school students participated in the Region 6 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference. The area students and teams earining gold medals were: Brooke Larson, Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center, in Epidemiology; Caitlyn Brooks, Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center, in Human Growth and Development; Rachel Oudman, Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center, in Transcultural Health Care; Gavin Barnard, Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center, in Medical Math; Kyle Morrison, Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center, in Clinical Specialty; Samantha Gordon, Traverse Bay Area ISD Career-Tech Center, in Healthy Lifestyle; Rebecca Halm, Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center, in Medical Photography; Kyla Viorquiz, Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center, in Job Seeking Skills; Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center team in Health Education; Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center team in Community Awareness; Traverse Bay Area ISD Career-Tech Center team in Health Career Display.