Education achievements: Local students earn dean’s list recognition

Megan Heney of Carson City and Daniel Joseph Valdes of Minden were included on the fall 2016 dean’s list at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.

Additionally, Carson City’s Benjamin Osheroff earned a 4.0 grade-point average and made the dean’s honor roll at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

At Concordia University Wisconsin, Stephanie Gansberg, a senior majoring in elementary education made the dean’s list. The Carson City native must have achieved a 3.5 or higher grade-point average to qualify.

Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., gave dean’s list honors to Joshua Buchinskiy of Minden, Aryana Petrosky of Gardnerville and Corey Reid of Carson City. These students, joined by 2,175 others, must have earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

Callen Aten and Mia Cavilia of Carson City were listed on Gonzaga University’s dean’s list, which honors students who earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average.

Scholarships offered through Greater Nevada

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting applications for its annual academic scholarship program, which has awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships over the past 17 years.

This year, Greater Nevada will once again award 20 scholarships for $2,000 each, totaling $40,000.

The Greater Nevada academic scholarship program is sponsored and administered by the credit union and is available to Greater Nevada members and their immediate families. Anyone living or working in Nevada is eligible to join the credit union.

Scholarship applications are available at Northern Nevada high schools and colleges and any Greater Nevada branch and online at Scholarships are awarded based on each applicant’s financial need, academic performance, community involvement, educational and career goals. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are being accepted through March 31.

For information, go to

Carson students complete leadership program

A leadership training program for Carson City eighth grade students put 37 middle school students through their paces regarding communications and related skills recently.

The program, spearheaded by local Rotary clubs, seeks to build confidence, enhance communications capabilities and offer direction to Carson and Eagle Valley middle school students. Students are selected by counselors, teachers and principals.

The Rotary Club of Carson City and the Sunset Rotary Club of Carson City sponsor the program and they cover scholarship and other costs.

“Our aim is to provide these elected students with tools for the difficult choices that they face as they move into high school,” according to a Rotary synopsis of the two-day event.

It was held in late January and Peter Fishburn of the noon Rotary Club group was instrumental in overseeing the program. The students from both middle schools heard from Rochelle Whellams, counselor, speaker and event coordinator.

Rochelle and Dean Whellams hold youth leadership programs in Northern Nevada and California, as well as head the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program at Portola, Calif., for 300 regional high school students each summer.


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