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July 13, 2013

Academic Accolades: July 14

Held graduates from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Tiffany Denae Held, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Alan Held Jr., of Anderson, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael McIntire of Lapel and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Held Sr. of Snellville, Ga.

Held graduated from Pendleton Heights High School in 2009. While at West Point, she concentrated her studies in kinesiology. She was commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Quartermaster Corps branch and will report to Fort Riley, Kan., for her first assignment.

Joani Brandon graduates from Boston University

BOSTON — Anderson resident Joani L. Brandon, received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education degree in May from Boston University.

Breanna Porter receives degree

ANDERSON — On Dec. 15, 2012, Breanna E. (Cook) Porter received her doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. She walked in the commencement ceremony on May 3.

Dr. Porter is a 2000 graduate of Anderson High School. She received her bachelor's degree in 2006 and her master's degree in 2007 in psychology from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.

She is now working as a family therapist at Selah House in Anderson.

She is the daughter of Andrew and Pauletta Cook. She and her husband, Michael Kristoffer Porter, have one son, Michael Andrew Porter.

Zehner makes Loyola dean's list

CHICAGO — Zachary Zehner of Anderson was named to the College of Arts and Sciences' dean's list at Loyola University of Chicago for the second semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

He is a 2012 graduate of Lapel High School.

Herndon siblings make dean's lists

ANDERSON — Jonathan Herndon and his sister, Jessica Herndon, have been named to the dean's lists at their respective universities for the 2013 spring semester.

Jonathan has been honored by Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. Jessica was named to the dean's list at Anderson University.

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  • Jottings: July 20 The following are brief Jottings items of local interest.

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    Fresh from a White House-sponsored summit on expanding apprenticeship opportunities in high-growth industries, Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder said some programs in Indiana are on the leading edge of that effort.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACS teacher fights suspension in federal court An Anderson Community Schools second-grade teacher who was dismissed and placed on paid administrative leave early this year is fighting the school system's teacher evaluation program in federal court saying her constitutional rights of due process were violated because she was not allowed to attend meetings where her classroom performance was discussed and evaluated.

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  • NWS - HB0714 - back to school 2 Students receive the basics at Back to School Festival

    The threat of severe weather forced a normally popular back-to-school event indoors. The weather stayed away, but regardless, a few thousand children went home with school supplies they desperately need.

    July 13, 2014 3 Photos

  • FEA - HB0714 - summer lunch 1 Summer lunch a big hit with Alexandria parents The cafeteria staff at Alexandria-Monroe Elementary School have learned to expect a lunchtime rush on Fridays. Friday is pizza day. And kids love pizza, along with a serving of grapes and milk, the chocolate variety preferred.

    July 13, 2014 3 Photos

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