March 10 2011

Farquharson earns place on Dean’s List at Berklee College of Music

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Berklee College of Music announces that John Farquharson of Belmont has earned placement on the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2010 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.6 or above. The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today’s music industry. Four-year degrees are offered in performance, jazz composition, music production and engineering, film scoring, music business/management, composition, music synthesis, contemporary writing and production, music education, songwriting, music therapy, and professional music. Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For over half a century, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With over a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry “who’s who” of alumni, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.  

Hutson named to Dean’s List at Olivet

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Taylor Hutson of Rockford was named to the Dean’s List at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed fall 2010 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the Dean’s List, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale. Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering over 120 areas of study. It is centrally located in the historic village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, just 50 miles south of Chicago’s loop, with additional School of Graduate and Continuing Studies locations in Rolling Meadows, Ill. and throughout Chicagoland.  

Crestwood Elementary’s School Ayden Kraai, an Example in Excellence

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This All-Star has entrepreneurial spirit Ayden Kraai, 10, is the son of Tim and Christine Kraai and brother to Avery, 8, and Ellyanna, 4. Crestwood teachers and staff describe Ayden as a kindhearted student who is trustworthy and puts others before himself. “At school, if a student is treated poorly, Ayden will support that student in any way possible,” they report. Ayden is an excellent math student. Although he would never boast about how easily these skills come to him, he is willing to assist others who do not find math as easy. In all respects, Ayden is a determined student who is not easily discouraged or dissuaded. He wears a perpetual smile and is an eager learner. Always quick to lend a helping hand in any situation, Ayden is a compassionate person who takes others’ feelings into consideration. He is not afraid to stick up for someone or something if he feels it’s the right thing to do. Baseball is one of Ayden’s favorite activities and he was picked for the All-Star team for the Wolverine Baseball League for spring season in 2010. Ayden also has a mind for business as he manages a vending machine at a local Rockford merchant’s office. Hobbies include shooting BB guns, archery, and building things. He attends Frontline Church in Grand Rapids and has been a Cub Scout for two years.  

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