Area students are making the grade

Anya Leiby

Kyle J. Rantz, son of Gary and Reggie Rantz of Limerick, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus, with a bachelor of arts degree in applied psychology. He is a 2008 graduate of Spring-Ford Senior High School.

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Jake Leiby, son of Jim and Petra Leiby of Gilbertsville, was named to the deanís list at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. where he completed his freshman year majoring in natural resources. He is a 2012 graduate of Boyertown Area Senior High School.

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Anya Leiby, daughter of Jim and Petra Leiby of Gilbertsville, graduated from Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vt. with a bachelor of science degree in human service. She was also named to the deanís list. Leiby is a 2008 graduate of Boyertown Area Senior High School.

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Erin Lynne Forester, daughter of Timothy and Linda Lee Forester of Pottstown, graduated magna cum laude from Saint Josephís University with a bachelor of arts degree in classical studies (Latin) with minors in Mathematics and English. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society, and Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.

As a student, Forester worked as a peer tutor in the Learning Resource Center. She is pursuing a teaching career in a private school setting. Forester is an alumna of The Hill School.

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Klaus Konarkowski, son of Oliver and Pam Konarkowski of Limerick, has received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He received two nominations, one from Senator Casey and the other from Congressman Gerlach. Konarkowski is a 2013 graduate of West-Mont Christian Academy. He is an Eagle Scout from Troop 129 in Pottstown.

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Area residents are among students named to the deanís list at Bucknell University, Lewisburg.

They are Ashley E. Bruno, daughter of Sharon Bruno of Pottstown and Christopher Bruno of Toano, Va.; Bethany S.Grandy, daughter of Lori Grandy of Pottstown; Kristen E. Walsleben, daughter of Justin and Elizabeth Walsleben of Chester Springs; Lin Weng, daughter of Zhen Weng of Pottstown and Bi Lan Lin; William H. Miller Jr., son of William and Cathy Miller of Chester Springs; Michelle Piccone of Chester Springs; Andrew T. Romer, son of Jeffrey and Laureen Romer of Birdsboro; Sarah H. Schaefer, daughter of Lynn Schaefer of Phoenixville; and Morgan T. Leinberry, daughter of Charles and Beth Leinberry of Chester Springs.