Celebrations: Sept. 27

Sept. 26, 2012


Ryan Denu of Brookfield earned his bachelor's degree in molecular biology with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May. He was awarded the dean's prize, the highest undergraduate award granted by the university. He stayed in Madison to begin the medical scientist doctorate program in the fall, a program fully funded by the National Institutes of Health. Denu, a 2009 Brookfield Central High School graduate, was awarded the Regenerative Biology Scholar Award from the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center. Lastly, he once again received the Trainee Research Award from the American Society of Hematology to fund his research on blood cancers for the year and will attend the society's annual meeting in Atlanta in December.

Lauren Vrany of Brookfield earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in August.

Rachel Schmeling of Brookfield made the summer semester dean's list at Missouri State University in Springfield.


The following students have been named semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program based on their scores on the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test: from Brookfield Academy, Luc Boyce, Michael Courchaine, Peter Gardner, Gabriella Gastevich, Maria Hughes, Arek Kashian, Mary Kim, Alison Sharpless, Mahalia Sobhani, Andrea Sommer and Regine Torres; from Brookfield Central High School, Allison Earl, Yi Jiang, Annalee Kuse, John Scanlon and Samuel Soik; and from Brookfield East High School, Brittany Allen, Haley Carter, Jessica Huang, Devan Kreger, Amir Kucharski, David Liu, Ryan Prazynski, Robert Szabo, Veronica Telega and Jake Walker.

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