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Two students from Douglas County were included on the Oregon State University winter term Scholastic Honor Roll that was announced last week in Corvallis.

Abigail Chitwood, a senior chemistry major from Minden, and Darby L. Reeder, a senior agricultural business management major from Zephyr Cove, were both recognized for having attained a B-plus — 3.5 grade point average or better — during the term.

Carson City’s Dionysius W. Copoulos (senior, chemistry), Fallon’s Debra S. Beyer (freshman, pre-mechanical engineering) and Fernley’s Michael A. Kendricks (senior, manufacturing engineering) also made the listing.

To qualify for the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.


The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Hayley Hanger of Silver Spring initiated at University of Nevada, Reno

Dylan Tedford of Fallon initiated at University of Nevada, Reno


The CCHS chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 19 new members into their membership in the CCHS Auditorium.

Teacher Kelly Frost was the keynote speaker and spoke about the four pillars of the organization: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Newly inducted members include seniors Will Bliss, Marshall Coverston IV, Miranda Ford, Maysie Jones, Gracie Lawson and Vivian Lynn Ugalde. Juniors are Jordan Boothe, Misaki Clare, Colton Coverston, Paola Duenas, Allysen Ray Olsen, Melinda Fagundes, Joseph Hill, Dylan Kubeny, Raymond Plasse, Whitney Melea Skabelund, Savannah Sweeney, Zoey Swisher and Joseph Terry.

PTK Honor Society

Sixty Western Nevada College students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society during ceremonies on April 8 at the Carson Nugget Hall in Carson City, and on April 29 at Virgil Getto Hall in Fallon.

During the two ceremonies, five dozen students read an oath of membership and lit a candle to spark their own individuality, according to Greek myth.

Lynne Cox, a local business owner and PTK alumna, gave the keynote address before 45 inductees into the Alpha Upsilon Beta Chapter in Carson City.

Six of the inductees into Fallon’s Chapter, Beta Theta Iota, are Jump Start students who are working toward an associate degree at WNC during their final two years of high school. They are enrolled in Churchill County High School or Oasis Charter School.

PTK formed in 1918 and has served as a means to honor and encourage academic achievement for community college students. The organization also provides opportunities for individual student growth and development through honors, leadership and service. PTK presently has more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters worldwide.

To qualify for PTK membership, WNC students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree coursework and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher throughout their enrollment at the college. The following students are WNC’s 2016 PTK inductees for Alpha Upsilon Beta and Beta Theta Iota:

Carson City Chapter: Hannah Anderson, Courtney Aragon, Earl Barbeau, Danielle Bates, Collin Bilger, Brandon Black, Melissa Black, Andrea Campbell, Rachael Capalbo, Andrea Clustka, Aimee Dougherty, Melissa Downes, Jesus Fernandez Garcia, Jamie Folstad, Jacob Fowler, Steven Fowzer, Rebecca Givens, Andrew Hettrick, Christine Higley, Alex James, Kasia Jorgensen, Hunter Kobold, Lucinda Koury, Nathaniel Kruse, Charleen Lawson, Kaitlin Lucky, Ashley Lyford-Mcgowan, Monica Marcinko, Todd Minto, Iulia Nita, Alison Orris, Jeremiah Paul, Maria Ramirez-Munoz, Morgan Remick, Julie Russ, Crystal Sandoval, John Smith, Ricky Smith, Tara Spurlock, Jordan Stout, Carly Talia, Matthew Tomlinson, Merlin Tryon, Jeremiah Ussher and Gennifer White.

Fallon Chapter: Jamie Ball, Michelle Celik, Kailey Davis, Sarah Inglis, Hallie Jim, Tesla Lyon, Heather Marty, Raymond Plasse, Malory Pruitt, Lana Quint, Ellicia Ramos, Savannah Romero, Whitney Skabelund, Zach Washbaugh and Grace Woodruff.


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