Local college students recognized

By Clint Parker

Three local college students have recently been recognized for their academic achievements at their respective institutions of higher learning.
First, Sarah Myer has been named to Baldwin Wallace University Dean’s List. Myer, of Weaverville, a graduate of North Buncombe High School, majoring in sustainability, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.

According to Provost Stephen D. Stahl, any full-time student who achieves a GPA of at least 3.6 for 12 or more graded hours or any part-time student who meets a GPA of at least 3.6 for six or more graded hours in the fall or spring semester is placed on the Dean’s List.

Myer, who sent a photo to the Tribune, gave the newspaper some additional information about her college career and her life. “I will graduate in May with a 4.0 GPA, assuming I do well in the class I am taking currently, and attending law school with a full-tuition scholarship after graduation with the intent of working in public service and family law,” she told the Tribune. “I have accomplished this while overcoming a significant illness as I was recently diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder.”

As readers can imagine battling illness while in college can be costly both physically and financially. Those interested in helping with the latter can find a GoFundMe page for Myers at

Josh Pruett

Another outstanding local student, Josh Pruett of Weaverville, was recently named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at Berry College is an independent, coeducational, comprehensive liberal arts college of approximately 2,100 students in Rome, Georgia nationally recognized for academic excellence.

The third local scholar, Henry Monts, from Weaverville, qualified for the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville Tenneessee where eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Approximately 38 percent of Belmont’s 8,481 students qualified for the Fall 2019 Dean’s List. “This achievement for the fall semester indicates that these students have placed a high priority on their work at Belmont,” Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns said, “and have invested time and energy in their studies. It is our strong belief that consistent application in this manner will reap great benefits, which will equip them for a lifetime of learning and growing.”

Editor’s note: An attempt was made to obtain a photo of all college students mentioned in this report.

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