Ryan Mitchell of Worthington participated in the Denison University production of Familiar Strangers, which was performed in October.

* Ryan Mitchell of Worthington participated in the Denison University production of Familiar Strangers, which was performed in October.

Familiar Strangers, performed as part of the Denison University Department of Theatre's Fall Festival, was written by Hongyi Tian, a member of the Denison class of 2013. His play is the story of a Chinese highschooler's troubles and how his friends and family offer both problems and solutions.

* Katherine Shaffer has been named to the summer 2013 dean's list at Carleton College.

Shaffer, a graduate of Worthington Kilbourne High School, is the daughter of Thomas Shaffer and Sarah Shaffer.

* Erica Cooper, Scott Monfort and Nicola Hallstrom of Worthington recently were initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi at the Ohio State University.