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Local students honored


March 8, 2018

Locals Brittney Campbell of Jay and Derria Kemp of Atmore have been named to Dean's Lists at their respective universities.

Brittney Campbell was named to the Deans List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the Fall 2017 semester at Drake.

Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,200 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students from approximately 45 states and 42 countries.

Students choose from over 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees offered through six colleges and schools. Drake students, faculty, and staff take advantage of the wealth of cultural, recreational, and business opportunities found in Iowa's capital city. In return, Drake enriches the city through its own cultural offerings, considerable economic impact, and many service-learning endeavors, which channel the talent and energy of the Drake students toward meeting the needs of the community.

Derria Kemp of Atmore was one of more than 1,400 students honored on the Lewis University Dean’s List for the 2017 Fall Semester. Kemp is earning a BA in criminal justice.

To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 and with no D or F grades.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit for further information.

Northview High School’s Sarah Perritt received a Youth Essay Medal at the Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 27, as the organization honored members of our community, including the presentation of George Washington Honor Medals.

Ernest Ward Middle School’s Rustin Pope and Zacharie Jones took third place in the Junior Group Division of the Historical Exhibit Awards. Pope and Jones were two of the 263 students who took part in the District History Fair January 31 through February 3, 2018.

The 180 entries competed in a variety of categories including exhibits, web sites, performances, documentaries and historical papers, these students had advanced from school level competitions.

Special awards were given out by various community organizations including Omega Golden Rule Foundation, Fiesta of Five Flags, UWF Historic Trust, the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, Escambia PTAs/PTSAs, Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe, West Florida Genealogy Society, League of Women Voters, Pensacola Chapter of Freedoms Foundation, and Pensacola Historic Preservation Society.


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