MAKING THE GRADE

Three area residents graduated from Mary Baldwin University during its virtual commencement May 24.

Raegan Nicole Jessee Paxton of Lexington earned a bachelor’s degree in social work, graduating magna cum laude.

Olivia Lawren Moore of Raphine earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Graham Arthur McKemy of Lexington earned a bachelor of arts degree, graduating cum laude.

Sarah E. Vaughan of Lexington was one of 480 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, May 24, receiving a bachelor of arts degree.

Vaughan, who majored in classical civilization, attended Rockbridge Christian Academy and is the daughter of Richard and Sheila Vaughan of Lexington.

The following Lexington students received their bachelor of arts degrees from Whitman College on May 24 in a virtual commencement ceremony.

Thomas Harbor, a Rockbridge County High School graduate, earned a degree in geology.

Hannah Morel, also a RCHS graduate, received a degree in art-environmental studies.

Diego Velasquez of Lexington graduated with a major in environmental studies-government and legal studies from Bowdoin College on May 23.

Valerie Owens of Rockbridge County received a baccalaureate degree from Shepherd University.

Catarina Casey of Lexington was named to the College of Charleston’s spring 2020 president’s list.

McKenna Mohler made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Bridgewater College.

Making the spring honors list at Mary Baldwin University were Joshua Henson of Lexington, Raegan Paxton of Fairfield, Michael Richardson of Buena Vista, Graham McKemy of Lexington, and Benjamin Marshall and Diana Goad, both of Fairfield.

The following area residents were recently named to the dean’s list at the College of William & Mary for the spring semester:

Kelly Cook of Buena Vista; Caitlyn Whitesell of Fairfield; and Patrick Godfrey, Katherine Hentz and Caroline McCain, all of Lexington.

Joshua Henson of Lexington received an award for being a member of the 2019-20 VFIC Ethics Bowl Team at Mary Baldwin University.

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