Academic Achievement

• Michael Gomella, of Chadds Ford, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biological science during commencement ceremonies on May 22, 2016 at the University of Vermont.

• Caroline Earnest, of Chadds Ford, was named to the University of Scranton Dean's List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2016 spring semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the spring semester to make the Dean's List.

• Patrick H. Scharr and Jason D. Smiddy, both from Chadds Ford, were named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2016 semester. Scharr is majoring in mechanical engineering. Smiddy is majoring in bioengineering. To be named to the Dean's List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

• Lauren Amanda Mcbride of Chadds Ford was named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2016 semester. She is majoring in pre-business. To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

• A 2016 Unionville graduate was one of five students who received scholarships recently from Benchmark Federal Credit Union. Jacob Csuy, who will attend Drexel University, responded to Benchmark’s call for essays describing smart strategies to deal with college tuition. His efforts won him a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 during the fall semester of each of his first four years of higher education).

• Haithm Abdou and Dakota Raymond, of Chadds Ford, were named to the spring 2016 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring of 2016. Abdou is a doctor of pharmacy student. Raymond is a doctor of physical therapy student.

• Caroline Hope Earnest, of Chadds Ford, was among the members of the University of Scranton's undergraduate class of 2016 honor for academic excellence, service or both at commencement. She was the recipient of the Excellence in Philosophy Award. She graduated magna cum laude with a double major in environmental science and philosophy with a concentration in peace and justice studies. A member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program, she was a member of Phi Sigma Tau and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies. She served as vice president for Catholic Relief Services, where she planned campus events such as the refugee simulation. After graduation, she will work in Portland, Oregon with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Pacific Northwest as a cultural orientation coordinator for refugees.

• Shannon Dalle Pazze and Matthew Tinelli, both of Chadds Ford, graduated from Widener University Delaware Law School during the school's May graduation.

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