News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces:
* Peter Casey of Arlington earned a master of science degree in computer science during recent commencement exercises at the University of New Haven.
** Abigail Summerville of Arlington earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communications during recent commencement exercises at Washington and Lee University.
* The following Arlington students earned degrees during recent commencement exercises at Tulane University:
Matthew Volchansky earned a master of professional studies degree. Garrett Atkins earned a master of public health degree. Madeline MacLaughlin earned a bachelor of arts degree. Rachel Grand earned a bachelor of arts degree. Lucy Verheggen of Arlington earned a bachelor of science degree. Robert Meyer earned a bachelor of science degree.
** Kelly Gaudian, Skyler Lee, Alexander Bobeczko and Alexander Hawkins of Arlington have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Gettysburg College.
** Meghan Fox has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at York College of Pennsylvania.
** McKenzie Gibel, the daughter of Keith and Melissa Gibel of Arlington, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Furman University.
** Conor Chmiel of Arlington has been named ot the dean’s list for the spring semester at Fairfield University.
** Nicholas Heyd of Arlington has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Fort Hays State University.
** Emma Shatuck, the daughter of U.S. Navy Master Chief (retired) Anthony Stattuck and Kate Shattuck of Arlington and Tabitha Smith Shattuck of Jacksonville, N.C., has been inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2023 and currently is participating in six weeks of basic midshipman training.
* For the second consecutive year, Flint Hill School’s robotics program placed second in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (AUVSI SUAS) competition, participating in a field that includes 71 universities and four high schools.
With the winning team coming from Canada, Flint Hill placed first among U.S. competitors, besting squads from, among others, Harvard, Purdue, Stanford, Cornell, the U.S. Naval Academy and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology.
The team, led by Devin Host, was awarded $5,700 in prize money for its performance.
Also part of the team were Flint Hill students Grant Host, Owen Krause, Amrith Kumaar, Sebastian Lu, Thomas Norberg, Zach Pabis, Shiv Sharma, Ben Spivy, Charles Stuart, Jacob Trent, Anton Tyapkin and Ethan Wood.