• Simpson College congratulates the following area students named to the spring 2017 president’s list. Students so named earned a 4.0 GPA: Elizabeth Burgus of Elkhart, the daughter of Greg and Louann Burgus; Madison Hemphill of Polk City, the daughter of Greg and Jean Hemphill; Annemarie McCormick of Polk City, the daughter of Martin and Rochelle McCormick and Reagan Sesker of Cambridge, the daughter of Rick and Roxanne Sesker.


• Simpson College congratulates the following area students named to the spring 2017 dean’s list; s tudents who earned a 3.7 to 3.99 GPA: Nathan Carlin of Huxley, the son of Pam Carlin and Dave Carlin; Anne Stolte of Huxley, the daughter of Shawn Stolte, Nancy Stolte; Stephanie Twohey of Collins, the daughter of Steve and Pam Twohey and Braeden Ingersoll of Polk City.


• Jacob Bernholtz graduated from Grinnell College on May 22 as one of 390 members of the class of 2017. Bernholtz, the son of Dennis J. Bernholtz and Michelle Bernholtz of Slater, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and minored in neuroscience.


• Gavin Nop of Huxley, a graduate of Ballard High School, has received a National Merit Iowa State University scholarship. Nop’s probable field of study is mathematics.