Updated: September 24, 2012 6:02AM
Auld and Celiano make honor roll
Park Ridge residents Megan Mackenzie Auld and Ciarra Dominique Celiano have been named to the spring semester honor roll at The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. They received a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and were enrolled for at least 12 credit hours.
Thornhill is named to dean’s list
Lauren Thornhill, of Park Ridge, has been named to the University of St. Thomas 2012 spring semester dean’s list. Students must post grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to be named to the dean’s list.
St. Thomas, founded in 1885, is a Catholic, independent, liberal arts university. With a coeducational student body numbering more than 10,000, it is Minnesota’s largest independent college or university. Nearly 2,000 of the university’s undergraduates were named to the spring semester dean’s list.
Local student visits Spanish village
Lillian “Lily” Brown participated in the Concordia Language Villages program by attending El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village located in Bemidji, Minn. Brown is the daughter of Amy and Rob Brown, of Park Ridge.
At El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, Brown experienced a simulated visit to another country. She was issued a passport, exchanged currency and adopted a new name. By interacting with staff from all over the world, Brown also learned about the many opportunities available to those who speak more than one language. She was immersed in the culture through learning groups, authentic foods, holiday celebrations, re-enactments of historic events, songs, dances, crafts, games and everyday conversations. ~.