Celebrations: Aug. 11

Aug. 10, 2011


Charles Blumberg of Whitefish Bay earned his bachelor's degree cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana in May.

Christopher Brown of Mequon earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and John Hagert of Shorewood earned his in reclamation, environment and conservation, from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in May.

Graham Minser of Mequon earned his bachelor's degree in history from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., in May.

Lindsay Bangert of Mequon earned her bachelor's degree in criminal justice in May from Ball State University in Indiana, where she also made the spring semester dean's list.

Anna Curtis of Mequon made the dean's list for the fourth consecutive semester at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she also is an Alumni Scholar and a Heritage Scholar.

The following students made the spring semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: from Bayside, Julia Chelmowski; from Brown Deer, Meredith Oates; from Mequon, Carolyn Apfelbach, Andrew Bartlein, Carolyn Burton, Cara Cassens, Dana Griepentrog, Elise Kubosch, Molly Sarles and Daniel Weber; from Shorewood, Stephen Fong; and from Whitefish Bay, Katherine Bohn, Kelsey Jeffery, Samuel Nadolsky and Brittany Nygren.

The following students made the spring semester dean's list at the University of Iowa in Iowa City: from Fox Point, Lani Salzman and Maura Schweitz; from Glendale, James Akkala and Kelly Burns Carlson; from Mequon, Andrew Charlesworth, Mallory Croft, Megan Geschke, Michelle Hillenbrand, Kristina Klaffenboeck, Erin Leigh and Zach Spindler; and from Whitefish Bay, Scott Erickson, Samantha Hiller and Charles Knipper.

Andrew Seidner of Shorewood made the spring semester dean's list at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

Eric Frisch of Brown Deer made the fall and spring semester dean's lists at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.

The following students made the spring semester dean's list at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul: from Brown Deer, Patrick Donaldson; from Mequon, Michael Collins, Katherine Fleck, Kurt Kaufmann and Stephen Weber; from Thiensville, Annamarie Strehlow; and from Whitefish Bay, Maxwell Bischmann and Michael Gaeta.

Elizabeth Plaster of Whitefish Bay made the spring semester dean's list at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Rebecca Dulle of Mequon made the spring semester dean's list at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.

Meg Delaney of Whitefish Bay made the spring semester dean's list at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.

Colleen Caragher of Whitefish Bay made the spring semester dean's list at Providence College in Rhode Island.

James Akkala of Glendale made the spring semester president's list at the University of Iowa.

Brittany Coats of Glendale made the spring semester dean's list at Wichita State University in Kansas.

Rachelle Brick of Bayside made the spring semester dean's list at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, where she was also inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma national honor society and the Sigma Phi Lambda national leadership and honors organization.

Albert Rivero of Whitefish Bay was recognized for his ability to translate Latin text by Marquette University's Department of Foreign Languages with the President's Latin Contest Level I Award for his translation of Cicero's essay "De Senectute." The award is sponsored by the Eta Sigma Phi Classis Honor Society.

Laura Schroeder of Shorewood, a cultural anthropology student at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Ore., studied and volunteered abroad for three weeks this summer in Cuzco, Peru, through the National Registration Center for Study Abroad. Her program consisted of one week of Spanish language immersion classes, two weeks of volunteering at an orphanage named Azul Wasi, and a three-week stay with a local family.

Daniel Bolens of Whitefish Bay, a civil engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, earned the Grace M. Johnson Scholarship ($1,000).


Homestead High School senior Meredith Bobber, 17, was accepted to attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world's premier summer arts program for aspiring artists grades three through 12, this summer. Meredith, the daughter of Bud and Joyce Bobber of Mequon, is a ballet student. She has danced for 14 years at North Shore Dance Studio, studying ballet, jazz, contemporary and lyrical. Her solos have won awards at numerous competitions, including national honors at the Showstoppers competition at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. At Homestead, she has appeared in several plays and musicals; she sings in the choir; and she is an officer in the HHS National Honor Society.

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