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McCullough joins U.S. Navy
Autumn McCullough, a 2012 graduate of Sunnyslope High School, recently was accepted into the U.S. Navy as an aviation technician. McCullough leaves for the Naval Station Great Lakes, near Chicago, in April when she begins boot camp. She then will complete her aviation technician training in Pensacola, Fla.

McCullough spent three years as a member of the Sunnyslope JROTC program and the school’s marching band. She was a member of the track and field team, serving as captain her senior year for shot put and discus, and the school’s wrestling team. She graduated with two Varsity letters.

Celley named to Dean’s List
Pepperdine University student Caroline Celley, a native of North Central Phoenix, has been named to the Seaver College Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester.

Celley graduated from Sunnyslope High School in 2012 and was a member of the school’s National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and the Quill & Scroll Honor Society. She also served as a yearbook editor, was a member of the Viking varsity tennis team and was recognized with an Outstanding Biology Student honor.

In order to earn Dean’s List honors at Seaver College, students must be in the upper 10 percent of their class and maintain a 3.5 or better grade point average. Celley is one of only 290 students to receive the honor.
Seaver College, located in Malibu, Calif., is the undergraduate school for Pepperdine University.

Lieurance family welcomes baby
Anne Ireland Lieurance was born on Jan. 12 to Challis Ireland Lieurance, a project manager at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, and Chris Lieurance, the MIS director at Washington Elementary School District.

Anne weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long; she was born at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. This is the first child for the Lieurances.

Challis is a lifelong North Central Phoenix resident who attended Madison Meadows, Madison Simis and Central High School. She returned to Meadows as a teacher in the 1990s.

Anne’s maternal grandparents are longtime North Central residents Richard and Barbara Ireland. Barbara works at All Saints’ Epsicopal Day School and Richard is employed at Arrington Watkins Architects. Her paternal grandparents are Jim and Sybil Lieurance of Peoria, and Rozetta and Stan Watkins of Moon Valley.

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