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Education briefs: Area natives make Dean’s List

Area natives make Dean’s List

Two area natives — Olivia Reimer of Carson City and Brandon Pankey of Minden — earned spots on Northwest Nazarene University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester.

To make the list, students must earn a 3.5 or better grade-point average while taking at least 12 credits at the undergraduate level or six credits at the graduate level. Northwest Nazarene University is in Nampa, Idaho.

Kristen Torvinen, a senior biology major, also earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Hillsdale College in Michigan. Torvinen, a 2012 graduate of Bishop Manogue High School, is the daughter of Mike an Pat Torvinen of Carson City.

Carson High School awarded literacy grant

City National Bank awarded Carson High School a grant for poetry and cultural literacy as part of the bank’s Reading is the Way Up, a literacy grants program.

One hundred and twelve literacy grants totaling more than $103,000 were awarded to elementary, middle and high schools in Nevada, California, New York and Georgia. Grants range from $500 to $1,500.

The program has donated more than 400,000 books to elementary school libraries and more than 1,000 teacher grants to enhance literacy totaling more than $1 million since its inception. For a list of all grant recipients, go to