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Kristine Franks of Glendale was named to...

Kristine Franks of Glendale was named to the spring dean’s list at

Azusa Pacific University.

The daughter of Robert and Kristine Franks, Kristine is a liberal

arts major. She is a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School.

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Arsineh Davidian, Kysstina Janacua, Heather Ojeda, Heather Rivers

and Tayne Yoon, all members of Glendale’s Performing Arts Studio

dance company, placed third in the annual Summer Festival dance

competition sponsored by Radio Korea in July. Nate Adams

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choreographed the dance routine, which earned the dancers a $200

prize.

Veronica Namgung is owner and director of the dance studio. For

more information, call 248-7655.

Glendale native Geordie MacMinn has accepted a position on the

faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in

Winston-Salem, N.C.

He will teach voice and speech. MacMinn will also give instruction

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in The Alexander Technique, a 100-year-old method used by actors,

dancers and musicians to improve movement, balance, support,

flexibility and coordination to enhance their performance.

MacMinn, a graduate of Hoover High School and Glendale Community

College, received a degree in theater in 1998 from Cal State

Fullerton. He trained for three years to become a certified Alexander

teacher, and has taken advanced Alexander training in New York City

and throughout the country.

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For the past two years, MacMinn has taught voice, speech and

Alexander Technique at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the

Stella Adler Academy in Hollywood.

Jolie Augustine, a seventh-grade teacher in the Glendale Unified

School District, was a summer volunteer with Global Volunteers in

Browning, Mont., the center of the Blackfeet reservation.

Performing light labor and painting projects, Augustine gained

insights into the culture of the Blackfeet nation.

Global Volunteers, a nonprofit, private organization, was

established in 1984 and now coordinates short-term volunteer teams in

19 countries, including the United States. Augustine paid a service

program fee to cover food, lodging and project expenses. For

information, call (800) 487-1074.

Aaron C. Yee, the son of Tommy and Maria Yee of Glendale, achieved

the rank of Eagle Scout.

For his Eagle Scout project, Aaron made chew toys and collected

canned pet food for the animals at the Glendale Humane Society.

A member of Troop 342, Aaron served as librarian and a patrol

leader.

Aaron graduated with honors in June from St. Francis High School

in La Canada Flintridge. He was a member of the National Honor

Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and California

Scholarship Federation life member and seal bearer. He has also been

awarded the Scholastic Award in the field of science.

Aaron attends UC Riverside, studying biomedical sciences with the

goal of becoming a general practitioner.

Nora Lynn Frankovich, of Burbank, graduated from the University of

Wisconsin at Madison in May. She received a bachelor’s degree in

communication arts, theater and drama.


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