Arizona West Valley Graduation Cap

"Avondale’s Michael Zhang graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Actuarial Science and Mathematics from Wartburg College."

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Millennium High School graduate Isiah Romo will receive his white coat in July and start medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix.

He was also chosen to receive the University of Arizona Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion Arizona Health Opportunities Pathways to Excellence scholarship for $7,000. This scholarship will help pay for medical school tuition.

He is among 80 exceptional men and women in the Class of 2023, the 13th incoming class set to be welcomed by the College of Medicine — Phoenix.

Avondale’s Michael Zhang graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Actuarial Science and Mathematics from Wartburg College.

He is among 443 students who were named to the winter/May dean’s list.

The list honors students who earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or above in at least five course credits during the terms. Four of the five course credits have to be graded with a traditional letter grade.

Wartburg students take four courses during the winter term, which runs from January through April, and one course during the one-month May term. The latter term’s courses often involve travel and study abroad.

Litchfield Park’s Dominic Torres was recently named to the dean’s list/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

Torres, a senior history major, was named to Interim Dean Elizabeth Theiss-Morse’s list for the College of Arts and Sciences. Qualifications vary among the eight undergraduate colleges, though students who make the dean’s list at the College of Arts and Sciences must maintain a 3.7 grade-point average.

More than 5,100 students at Nebraska have been named to various deans’ lists for the spring semester.

Goodyear’s John Maxson recently received a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Management from Bellevue University.

Maxson joins the ranks of more than 57,000 Bellevue University alumni who are succeeding around the globe.

Waddell residents Evan Allely Colin Hedrick and Zackry Nielsen and Goodyear resident Brianna Clarke were among more than 100 graduating seniors from around the state who recently participated in a traditional commencement ceremony for Arizona Connections Academy (ACA), an online, tuition-free, K-12 public school.

After receiving their diplomas, the students are headed down various paths. Many students are enrolling in traditional four-year colleges, enlisting in the military and getting vocational training, while a number of graduates are entering the workforce.