James Roeske, 14, and Emily Roeske, 12,...

James Roeske, 14, and Emily Roeske, 12, of Burbank were awarded their

second-degree black belts in American Freestyle Karate at Burbank

Family Martial Arts.

The pair has been practicing martial arts together for more than

nine years. Their martial-arts skills have won them several national

and world championships, as well as commercial, television and movie


Both youngsters had roles in the Tri-Star Pictures' "3 Ninjas:

High Noon at Mega Mountain," and Emily displayed her skills in

commercials for McDonald's. She also appeared as Sophie in the Disney

Channel original movies "Halloweentown" and "Halloweentown 2 --

Kalabar's Revenge." She will reprise her role in the spring for the

third installment of the series, "Halloweentown 3."

Colin Michael Cochran of La Canada Flintridge has been named to

the dean's list at University of Oregon. The student is a senior

majoring in history.

Two students have graduated from the University of Oregon.

David V. Moore of Glendale received his doctorate of

jurisprudence, law. Heidi Katherine Snyder of Glendale received her

bachelor's degree in business administration.

Nathan Paul, the son of Darren and Valerie Paul of Castaic and

grandson of Rose Powers of Burbank, was named an All-American Scholar

by the U.S. Achievement Academy.

Kyong Hun Choi of Glendale received a bachelor's degree in

business management from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Christian Canas of Glendale made the dean's list at Columbia

University's Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of

Engineering and Applied Science.

The student is a graduate of Hoover High School.

Eric Eliot Schnitger of Glendale was awarded a bachelor's degree

from Bowdoin College in Maine. He was a physics major with a minor

in mathematics. Schnitger is a graduate of Hoover High School.

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