Mahima Parappurath was named to the Presidential Honor List at New York Institute of Technology. Parappurath was one of more than 1,500 students to be honored. To qualify for the Presidential Honor List, a student must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.7 and complete at least 12 credit hours without any incomplete grades. ••
Talynn Holman was a student choreographer in the Slippery Rock University Department of Dance’s first Fresh Moves Student Concert, which took place Nov. 12 on YouTube. Holman is a senior dance major. ••
Widener University has recognized area high school students for outstanding leadership and civic contributions. In partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, the university’s awards program has honored 160 students from high schools throughout the region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.
Honorees gathered for a virtual award event, where they heard remarks from NBC10’s Tracy Davidson, Widener University President Julie E. Wollman and others, including Jason LeVasseur, a leadership speaker and workshop facilitator.
The honorees included Daylin Boehmer, a student at Franklin Towne Charter recognized for exemplifying leadership both in the classroom and through a variety of extracurricular activities; Gabriella Zul, a student at Little Flower recognized for volunteering her time to coach a local cheerleading team and positively leading by example; Jillian Rayca, a student at Nazareth Academy recognized for setting a good example for her classmates and volunteering during the summer to work with elementary school students in an enrichment program; Jenna Waldron, a student at New Foundations Charter recognized for serving as a homework helper where she volunteers to help elementary school students with their studies after school; Milton O’Brien, a student at Philadelphia Academy Charter recognized for building the school’s volunteer community, creating school spirit and assisting those in need; and Thomas Hirst, a student at Roman Catholic recognized for helping his fellow Boy Scouts complete their Eagle Scout projects and serving as a member of his school’s National Honor Society and Student Ambassador programs.
Award recipients will receive a scholarship of $20,000 over four years should they choose to enroll at Widener University as a freshman for undergraduate studies. ••