Culpeper Area Student Accolades

The Culpeper Times congratulates the following students for their academic achievements.

Randolph-Macon Academy
The following students were named to the Second Quarter Presidentâ??s List of the 2015-2016 school year. Benjamin Kopjanski of Boston, the son of Melanie Kopjanski of Boston. He is an eighth grade student at the Academy. Ben also won first place in the local level of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest for the 2015-16 school year. Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School students won the top three prizes in the post-level competition, which was sponsored by Front Royal VFW Post 1860. Ben’s first-place award included a certificate and a $75 prize. The theme for this year’s essay was “What Freedom Means to Me.”

Ryan Latham of Amissville, the son of Stephen and Dawn Latham of Amissville, VA. He is a sophomore at the Academy. Ryan was also inducted into Randolph-Macon Academy’s chapter of the National English Honor Society.

Culpeper County High School
Thomas McCaughey, a student at Culpeper County High School has been selected to represent Amissville, Virginia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

McCaughey joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. McCaughey was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 10-July 15, 2016.

Coastal Carolina University
The following students were named to the Fall Semester 2015 Deanâ??s List for academic achievement.

Taylor Dawson of Culpeper, a freshman majoring in Marine Science
Matthew Hall of Culpeper, a freshman majoring in Marine Science

Greensboro College

Olivia Grace Masaitis of Culpeper, VA, has been named to Greensboro College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester.

Clemson University

Patrick J. Wallach of Reva graduated from Clemson University Dec. 17, 2015, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

James Madison University

James Madison University is pleased to announce the following students who graduated during the Dec. 19, 2015 commencement exercises.

William Dean of Rixeyville, who earned a degree in health sciences.
John East of Rapidan, who earned a degree in hospitality management.
Jeffrey Thelin of Amissville, who earned a degree in industrial design.
Richard Heiens of Culpeper, who earned a degree in political science.
Matthew Williams of Jeffersonton, who earned a degree in public administration.

The following students made the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2015 semester.

Lauren Makely of Culpeper
Christianna Kobert of Culpeper
Dustin Farmer of Reva
Layton Scarbrough of Culpeper
Elizabeth LaRosa of Culpeper
Mackenzie Ross of Jeffersonton
Lesley Waller of Culpeper
Megan Elliot of Amissville
Heidi Thelin of Amissville
Deanna Garmer of Jeffersonton
Bridget Graves of Brandy Station
Glenna Straus of Culpeper
Ian Herbst of Jeffersonton
Olivia Houck of Culpeper
Jillian Wright of Rixeyville
Alton Peters of Amissville
Alexander Gasteazoro of Amissville
Samantha Moseley of Amissville
Nathan Reza of Culpeper

Cassidy Gonzalez of Culpeper named to JMU president’s list for the fall 2015 semester

Belmont University
April Hauge of Culpeper qualified for the Fall 2015 Dean’s List at Belmont University.

Will Goodwin of Rixeyville was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Goodwin was initiated at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Newberry College Athletes of the Wrestling Team of 2015-2016

Cody Vick of Brandy Station

Ashland University

The following students were named to the Fall 2015 Deanâ??s List.

Abigail Culver of Culpeper. Abigail is a member of Ashland University’s Honor Society.
Kathryn Culver of Culpeper