Two local residents were awarded $1,000 Youth Survivor College Scholarships from the American Cancer Society.

Two local residents were awarded $1,000 Youth Survivor College Scholarships from the American Cancer Society.

They are: Douglas Allen of Gahanna, studying social studies education at Miami University, and Brittany Sagle of Blacklick, in pediatric physical therapy at Ohio State University.

Nicholas P. Manalo, a 2003 graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School, earned two master's degrees, one in urban design and one in architecture, from Kent State University on May 16. He also received his bachelor's degree from Kent State University in 2007.

Manalo is currently employed by the architectural firm of Westlake Reed Leskosky in Cleveland.

Chad Frederic Strohm, son of Charles Strohm of Gahanna and Joyce Mounts of Groveport, has been selected for membership in the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society at DeVry University.

Delta Epsilon Iota recognizes and encourages academic excellence in all fields of study. Members must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours while maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a ranking within the top 15 percent of their class.

Strohm expects to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems in fall 2009.

David Koppel of Gahanna graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises held May 31.

He received a bachelor of arts degree in geology.

Emily Joseph of Gahanna graduated with honors from Ashland Theological Seminary on June 6. She received a master's degree in clinical pastoral counseling.