There are many honors and promotions to mention this month about Lake Highlands graduates and residents.
TOP OF THE LEAGUE: Dartmouth College sophomore basketball sensation, Sea Lonergan, was last year’s Ivy League freshman of the year. This year, Sea was voted the Dolly Stark Most Valuable Player after leading his team and the Ivy League in scoring. He played a pivotal role in the Big Green’s emergence as a contender, scoring 18.5 points a game in the Ivy League. His season was highlighted by a 35-point performance during a road game against Cornell University.
BIG PROMOTION: A new vice president at Groos Bank in San Antonio is ’79 grad Traci Cannizzaro Novikoff. She graduated from Texas A&M University and married Kevin Novikoff. They have two children – Kristi, who is five years old, and Cameron, who is two years old.
EXCELLENT TEACHERS: Congratulations need to go out to Sandi Kerley and Mark Elliott, who received the RISD’s Award of Excellence. Kerley is a first/second grade teacher at Northlake Elementary. Elliott teaches sixth grade at Skyview Elementary. He is the husband of Northlake’s outstanding music director, Susan Elliott, and the father of Northlake fifth grader, Meg.
BIG GUY ON CAMPUS: University Of Texas senior Brandon Bichler ’91, was elected vice-president of the University of Texas student body for the 1995-96 school year. He also was named a 1995 Franco-American Normandy Scholar. Bichler and 24 other students are spending this semester in an intensive study of World War II and French. The program, established by the Washington, D.C.-based Battle of Normandy Foundation, allows students to study in Caen, France.
CLIMBING THE CORPORATE LADDER: After earning a degree in political science and economics from Oklahoma University, Brian Summers has been working on his career in the corporate headquarters of Harold’s Stores in Norman, Okla. He has been with the company for three years and was recently promoted to the position of Sales Information Manager. Harold’s is a chain of upscale clothing stores.
MAKING THE CUT: Andrew Bennett ’94, a freshman at Texas Tech University, has been named to the Dean’s List and admitted to membership in Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, national academic honor societies. He also joined Kappa Sigma fraternity and had the highest GPA in his pledge class.